Obituaries, Week of January 17, 2019

JAMES R. HORNER

VASSALBORO – James R. Horner, 95, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. He was born September 20, 1923, in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of James R. Horner Jr. and Helen (Anthony) Horner.

Jim grew up in Ohio and New Hampshire, graduating from Concord High School in 1941. After a year at Wake Forest University, in North Carolina, Jim enlisted in World War II where he was Navy Midshipman (Quartermaster 1st Class) on the USS Wenatchee as part of the Third Fleet in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

He returned and finished college in business administration at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jim married Barbara (Nedeau) Horner, his wife of 70 years, in 1948. He was a private school administrator for over 35 years, working at St. Paul School in Concord, New Hampshire, Western Reserve Academy, in Hudson, Ohio, Hinckley School, in Hinckley, and finally retiring in 1988 from Durham Academy, in Durham, North Carolina. His dedication to the education of youth was deep. He was a loyal Rotarian with perfect attendance for 30 years, and a Master Mason at the Blazing Star Eureka Masonic Lodge #11, in Concord, New Hampshire.

Jim enjoyed traveling, attending college football and basketball games, summer vacations on the lakes of Maine and New Hampshire, and golfing at Natanis Golf Course, in Vassalboro, when he retired. He was an exercise enthusiast, swimmer, and jogger long before it became popular. He like to share jokes and was friendly to all who crossed his path.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Stewart and his wife, Cindy, of Waterville’ and daughter, Peggy and her husband, Ted May, of Columbia, Missouri; granddaughter, Heather Provost and her husband, Lucas, of Albion; and grandson Travis Horner and friend Josh Rideout, of Portland; great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Ryder, and Miles Provost; his sister, Ann Melvin, of Barrington, New Hampshire and sister-in-law, Suzanne Horner, of North Port, Florida; and six nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, William (Bill) Horner, of Portland and brother, Robert (Bob) Horner, of North Port, Florida.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m., January 19, 2019, at the Vassalboro United Methodist Church.

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

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

Those who wish, may honor Jim’s life by making a gift in his memory to the Vassalboro United Methodist Church, 614 Main St., Vassalboro ME 04989 or the Vassalboro Food Pantry, 26 Ferland Lane, Vassalboro ME 04989.

ROBERT “BOBBY” EDWARD RAVEN

UNITY – Robert “Bobby” Edward Raven, 81, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018, at Glenridge Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care Center, in Augusta. He was born June 29, 1937, to Lawrence and Lillian (Stevens) Raven in Knox.

As his mom died when he was one year old, he was raised by Lawrence “Bug” and Beatrice “Bea” Raven.

Bobby graduated from Freedom Academy, in Freedom. He worked in several jobs over the years, from Pratt & Whitney, in Connecticut, to their own chicken farm in Burnham, Ethan Allen, Keyes Fibre Co. in Waterville, and Pride Manufacturing, in Burnham, where he retired in 2004.

His hobbies included camping with family and friends, playing horseshoes, beanbag toss, fishing, especially ice fishing, but most of all he loved to give a hand to anyone who needed it. He was affectionately called “Bob, the Builder” while at Glenridge the last two years.

Bob was predeceased by his wife, Sandrea (Siebert) Raven; his parents; his sister Janice Gardner; and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Mitchell.

He is survived by Patricia R. Smith and boyfriend Thomas Armsworthy; Michael L. Raven and fiancé Nancy Morrell, and son Timothy W. Raven, all of Unity; grandchildren Karen Mitchell and Silas Reynolds, Robert Mitchell, Matthew Raven and wife Tracey, Zachary Raven and fiancé Chelsea, Jordan Raven, Jared Raven and fiancé Brianna; great-grandchildren, Silas and Lydia Reynolds, Mason, Owen and Evan Raven; brothers, Melvin “Mickey” and wife Carol, Arnold “Chet,” Algene “Ike,” and Roger and wife Joan; sisters Barbara Raven and Myrna Raven; brother-in-law, Joel Gardner and sister and brother-in-law Sheila and Christopher Chiarizio; brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Maria Seibert; many nieces and nephews.

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

LIONEL CAYER

FAIRFIELD – Lionel Cayer, 98, died Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019.

He was born in Quebec, Canada, and moved to the states where he honorably served in the Army Air Corp in World War II from 1941 to 1945 in Italy, Sicily, and North Africa. He talked about the Italian women crushing grapes and the wine, but rarely anything about the combat.

Returning from his military service, he married the former Kathleen Dorothy Chard. He was a devoted husband for 72 years and what a legacy they left. Dad’s passion was providing for his family with love, big gardens and lots of hard work. He was an avid reader all his life on many different subjects. His trade was a self-made engineer and tinkerer. He would fix anything.

He loved the little ones so much, as they came along, and had nicknames for many; and no one will forget the “gunks on the noggin.”

He is survived by two siblings; 10 of his 11 children; 21 of his 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in the spring.

Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to view a video collage.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Food for the Poor at www.foodforthepoor.org. , one of Lionel’s favorite charities.

MIRIAM M. BROWN

ALBION – Miriam M. Brown, 97, of Albion, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Glenridge Nursing Home, in Augusta. Miriam was born in Winslow on November 8, 1921, the daughter of Arthur and Hattie (Decker) Marr.

Miriam attended the Goodwill School in Hinckley, and was employed by Norrwock Shoe Company, until her retirement in 1984. She taught Sunday school for over 25 years at various churches and regularly attended Pentecostal churches since she was in her 20s. She recently attended the Riverside Assembly Church, in Fairfield.

Miriam liked knitting, crocheting, tatting, needlepoint, cross stitching and needlework of all kinds. She made a lot of her own patterns. At 95 years old she knitted 87 pairs of hats and mittens that were given to children at Christmas time. She also enjoyed doing puzzles.

Miriam is survived by her son John Stevens and his wife Kathy, of Albion; her daughter Edith Frost and her husband Floyd, of Oakland; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two nieces; and a nephew.

Arrangements were under the direction and care of Aable Cremation Service, of Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Riverside Assembly Church, 32 Water St., Fairfield ME 04937.

GERRY E. POTTLE

FAIRFIELD – Gerry Ernest Pottle passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, in Portland. He was born in Albion on June 11, 1949.

Earlier in life he was a woodsman, laborer in the union, and he also worked for Kirschner. Gerry loved fishing and hunting.

He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Hester Pottle; sister Valerie Costain; and brother Donald Pottle.

He is survived by daughter Noelle and husband Mark Dodd, of Orange, California; son Ryan Pottle, of Clearwater, Florida; grandchildren, Tyler Colford, Gregory and Ashlinn Dodd; siblings, Lawrence Pottle Jr. and wife Audrey, Janice Harmon, Allan Pottle, Linda Douglas and husband Steve; brother-in-law Robert Costain; aunts, Thelma Seaman, Julia Raven, Faye Pottle; and uncle, Bill Peavey; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service in the spring at Brown Cemetery in Benton.

Arrangements are being made by Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service Skowhegan.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his memory to help with burial expenses mailed to: Crystal Pottle, 308 East Benton Rd., Benton ME 04901.

JEFFREY A. HOSEA

OAKLAND – Jeffrey Alan Hosea, 54, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Northern Light Inland Hospital, in Waterville. Jeff was born in Waterville on December 8, 1964, the son of Lowell and Harriet (Sawtelle) Hosea.

He attended Clinton Elementary and Tapley School, in Oakland, through the eighth grade, and graduated from Temple Academy, in Waterville, in 1983. He earned his associate’s degree in automotive technology from Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, in Bangor, in 1986.

Jeff was a successful and thriving auto technician at Nault’s Honda, in Manchester, New Hampshire, during which he met his future wife. He continued his career at Paul Blouin’s Honda, in Augusta, before transitioning to his employer, Central Maine Toyota, in Waterville. He strived for excellency in all he did, which was shown through his Master Technician Certification and Automotive Service Excellence awards, among many other performance awards. Jeff was a man of God, and attended Faith Evangelical Free Church and Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, both in Waterville.

For many years Jeff’s hobbies included cycling, hiking, camping, and enjoying quality time with friends and family. He was known for big spreads at barbecues, lobster bakes, fireworks displays on the 4th of July, and his weekend breakfast buffets.

On June 12, 1993, Jeff married Angela Buice at Calvary Temple Chapel, which his father helped build.

He was predeceased by his father, Lowell Hosea; his paternal grandfather, Frank Hosea; and his maternal grandfather, Arthur Sawtelle.

He is survived by his mother, Harriet Hosea; his wife, Angela Hosea; his two children, Jessica and Travis Hosea; his siblings, Julie Gee, Lowell Hosea Jr., Tim Hosea, and Dennis Hosea; his nieces and nephews, Paul Gee, Heather Mclewin, Joshua Hosea, Christopher Hosea, Susan Brown,l Megan Roy, Shannon Williford, Kayla Hosea, Dawna Sargent, and Debbie Sheridan; his second son, Daniel Turner.

A celebration of his life will follow later in the spring.

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

Arrangements by Lawry Brothers-Wheeler Funeral & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

RICHARD C. POTTER

SOMERVILLE & LIBERTY – Richard C. “RCP the Great” Potter, 63, passed away on Wednes­day, January 2, 2019. He was born in Augusta on December 11, 1955, a son of Rich­ard L. and Ramona A. (Bessey) Potter.

Richard attended Erskine Academy, in South China. He began his working career at the Haskell Horse farm in Palermo. He extended his career into the logging industry, working in the woods and driving a pulp truck. Recently, he worked as a cross country truck driver.

Richard was an avid outdoorsman. He could be found anywhere scouting, trapping or hunting. The greatest hunts were with his family. Hunts that included deer, turkey, moose and most recently bobcat. Richard also enjoyed his fruit trees, beekeeping, gardening, coloring, watching western movies and especially socializing. Family was very important to Richard. Becoming a grandfather was one of his proudest accomplishments.

Richard was predeceased by a daughter, Tarasa Potter; his father, Richard L. Potter and his sister Bonnie Vannah.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Anne Potter, of Liberty; two daughters: Angimarie and her husband Lewie, Karrianne and her husband Jason; two sons: Zeb and his wife Danica, Smitty and his wife Kim; his mother, Ramona; brother, Bryan Potter and his wife Darlene; five grandchildren: Connor, Logan, Audrey, Bradley and Matthew; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. Following cremation, a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 1 p.m., at the Palermo Christian Church, 322 Branch Mills Rd, Palermo, ME.

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

Should contributions be desired, friends and family can follow up with Richard’s children.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

ANGELINA L. BITTUES, 67, of Winthrop, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Locally, she is survived by sisters marvel A. Hutchings and Basil Barnes, of Albion, and Berta Estes and her spouse, Terrence, of Winslow.

ANGELA BUKER, 73, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, following a long fight with heart disease. Locally, she is survived by a two daughters, Tina King and husband Greg, of Clinton, and Tammy Harmon and her fiancé Hubert Clair, of South China; siblings Linda Fortin and husband Dick, of Oakland.

ANNIE C. TRASK, 71, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by brothers Kenneth Rideout Sr. and wife Priscilla, of Sidney, and Ralph Rideout and wife Karalyn, of Windsor, and sister Evelyn French, of Somerville.

VALERIE N. TILLEY, 77, of Augusta, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a granddaughter, Maeghan Robinson and husband Robbie, of South China.

CHARLES A. BOWDEN, 66, of Jefferson, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Crystal G. Armstrong and husband Aaron, of Windsor, and ex-wife Kathy Williams, of Windsor.

LINDA S. HEIL/DECKER, 64, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Capitl City Manor, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by her sister Catherine Heil-LaPointe and her spouse, Frances LaPointe, of South China.

PHILIP L. BICKFORD, 89, of Manchester, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by sons Chris Bickford and wife Tina, and Craig Bickford and wife Carlotta, all of Chelsea, and daughters Linda Foss and husband Richard, of Vassalboro, and Sherrie Kramer and husband Shawn, of Belgrade.

JANICE E. McGOWAN, 77, of Pittsfield, passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Kennedy and companion, Martin Harris, of Oakland.

FORMER RESIDENT

JOHN J. BOLES, 97, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018, in Scottsdale. He was born in Waterville on June 3, 1921, the son of Thomas and Mary (Saad) Boles.

AREA NOTABLE

JON. T. MISNER, 53, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, January 4, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta.

Jon was executive director of the Waterville Opera House from 1998 to 2005. He was responsible for bringing Missoula Children’s Theater to the Opera Houae, a program that continues today. He was also a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Locally, he is survived by his wife Renae, and a son Alex, both of Waterville.

Obituaries, Week of January 10, 2019

KATHY M. HORNE

BENTON – Kathy Marie (Chase) Horne, 51, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. She was born August 14, 1967, in Waterville, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Vivian G. (Crowe) Chase.

She was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1985. On June 29, 1997, she married Scott Horne, in Benton. Kathy was a homemaker and self-employed owner of Wild Things Live Bait with her husband. She enjoyed NASCAR, hunting, fishing, lobstering, and being a grandmother.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 21 years, Scott R. Horne, of Benton; son, Kenneth Violette, of Benton; daughter, Dawn Pike, of Benton; granddaughter, Violet Rose Pike, of Benton; grandson, Hunter Scott Pike, of Benton; two sisters, Lisa Raymond and husband Larry, of Plymouth, Donna Chase and partner Jerry Adams, of Fairfield; two nephews, Calvin Cobb and wife Jazzmine, of Sangerville, William Halley, of Fairfield; two nieces, Reva Reynolds and partner Jamie Ferguson, of Oswago, New York, Shaina Halley and partner Dylan Kay, of Fairfield.

She was predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Vivian Chase Jr.; grandparents, Kenneth and Annette Chase, Sr, and Charles and Ida Crowe.

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

NORMAN R. NICHOLAS

WINSLOW – Norman Richard Nicholas, 81, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born August 16, 1937, in Waterville, the son of Joseph and Bernadette (Ducas) Nicholas.

He was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1956. On February 11, 1957, he married Farolyn McLaughlin, in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United Stated Army until his honorable discharge. He was employed by the Kennebec Water District (River Crew) from 1960 to 1965, then as a lineman for Central Maine Power Company from 1965 to 1998.

Norman was a member of the VFW, Elks, IBEW and helped establish the Winslow American Little League program and the Winslow Midget Football program. He enjoyed fishing Lake Moxie and Indian Pond, hunting at the hunting camp in Unity, playing cribbage with friends at the VFW or Elks club.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Farolyn (McLaughlin) Nicholas of Winslow; two sons, Bruce Nicholas and wife Cindy, of Auburn, Bryan Nicholas and wife Sandy, of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren, Taylor, Cody, and Noah, all of Auburn, Nolan and Taylor, both of Orlando, Florida. He was predeceased by five sisters, Marion Will, Jeanette King, Adeline Paquette, Cecile Siviski, and Regina Gall; 4 brothers, Leo, William “Hank”, Edward “Kiko,” and Robert.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 12, at 11 a.m., at the MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW #8835, 175 Veteran Drive, in Winslow.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Norman’s memory to the VFW, 175 Veteran Drive, Winslow, ME 04901.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

PHYLLIS A. AMES

FAIRFIELD – Phyllis A. Ames, 74, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at her home. She was born October 13, 1944, in Waterville, the daughter of Earl and Zenaide (Paradis) Gilbert.

She was educated in the schools of Winslow and was employed for many years at Pleasant Hill, in Fairfield, as a cook and also worked at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow. She was a member of the VFW and St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow, and enjoyed playing bingo, going to Foxwoods to gamble, playing cribbage, camping each year on China Lake, and the annual trip to Old Orchard Beach with her gang.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Richard Willette, of Fairfield; sister, Beverly Quirion and husband James; grandson, Phillip Willette; losts of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents Earl and Zenaide “Rose” Gilbert; husband, Eugene Ames; brothers, Clarence Gilbert, Lawrence Gilbert, Carl Gilbert.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 19, at 10 a.m., at the Shawmut Chapel, Shawmut.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in her memory to the Somerset Humane Society, PO Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

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

NORVAL E. GARNETT SR.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND – Norval Edwin Garnett, Sr., 93, formerly of East Greenwich, Rhode Island and South China, died on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at South Kingstown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in West Kingston, Rhode Island.

He was born on August 8, 1925, in his family home in Edgewood, Rhode Island, the son of the late Stanley I. Garnett and Ada (Willmott) Garnett.

Norval was educated in the Cranston school system graduating from Cranston High School in 1943. Enlisting in the service in 1943 he proudly served three years in the U.S. Army Infantry in England (SHAEF) and France. After his years in the service he prepped at Moses Brown School. Norval began his college studies the following fall at Colby College, in Waterville, graduating in 1951. He met his life-long partner and wife, Norma A. Bergquist, at Colby College.

He spent the last 31 years of his career in the Trust Department of the Industrial National Bank, later Fleet Bank, in Providence, Rhode Island, as a trust officer, retiring in 1989.

Norval had been active in the United Methodist Church of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, serving on various boards and committees. He was also an active summer member of the South China Community Church, in South China. Norval and his wife, Norma, enjoyed spending time with their friends and family at their summer home at Killdeer Point, on China Lake. They also enjoyed yearly trips abroad, particularly those to Spain.

He was a member and Past Master of Corinthian Lodge #27 F. & A.M., now affiliated with St. Johns Lodge #1, Providence, and was also a member of Calvary Commandery #13 Knights Templar.

He was predeceased by his wife, Norma Ann (Bergquist) Garnett; a sister, Virginia E. Garnett and brothers, Stanley A. Garnett, Allan W. “Joe” Garnett and Richard H. Garnett; nephews Bradford L. Garnett and Douglas D. Bergquist.

He is survived by four children: Norval E. Garnett, Jr. and his wife Karen, of East Greenwich, Nancy P. Garnett-Thomas, of East Greenwich, Nils A. Garnett and his wife Fawn, of Burien, Washington, and Neale V. Garnett-Turgeon, of Sun City Center, Florida; brother-in-law David Bergquist and his wife Candy; grandchildren: Christina J. Quattrucci, Amanda M. Amoroso, Justin D.A. Garnett, Nicole T. Garnett, Lauren V. Turgeon-Tejerina, Christopher E. Turgeon, Sarah Ann E. Thomas and Donald R. Thomas; great grandchildren: Calder Amoroso and William A. Quattrucci, III; nephews: Stanley I. Garnett, William A.K. Garnett, Richard E. Garnett, William S. Garnett and Clifford A. Garnett; niece, Lauren Bergquist.

A funeral service will be held at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, RI on Saturday, January 26, at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown, RI.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be sent to the South China Community Church, 246 Village Street, P. O. Box 335, South China ME 04358.

Remembrances may be shared at carpenterjenks.com.

PHILLIP W. CARTER

BENTON – Phillip W. Carter, 94, of Benton passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. He was born in Fairfield on June 15, 1924, the son of Raymond and Mary Jane (Foster) Carter.

He attended the Fairfield school system. On November 8, 1942, he married the former Virginia E. Getchell. They had 65 years together. Phil was a World War II veteran. He spent most of his working career as a mechanic, opening his own garage, Phil Carter’s Garage, in 1960. The garage is still going strong today under the ownership of his son, Larry Carter.

He was a devoted member of the Shawmut Chapel since 1958. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and constable of Benton. His favorite pastime was doing puzzles, and he enjoyed his time with family at the camp on Morrill Pond, in Hartland.

He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia; his siblings, Hillman, Laura Bray, Mason, Luella Fortin, and R. Zalisco.

Phil is survived by his children, Wyonne Linnell, Glenys L. Michaud and her soul mate, Thomas Hunter Jr., and Larry P. Carter and his wife, Gladys; his grandchildren, Eric Linnell and his wife, Angie, Tammy Fuller and her husband, Rick, Patrick Linnell and his wife, Bette-Jean, Stephanie Mason and her husband, Ken, Dorothy Linnell-Richardson and her husband, Wes, Jonathan Whitcomb, Christine Oliver and her husband, Gary, Elizabeth Hubbard and her husband, Carlton, Penelope Carter, and Adam Carter and his significant other, Shantel Grenier; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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, the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund of Shawmut Chapel, P.O. Box 222, Shawmut, ME 04975.

VIRGINIA L. DOW

ALBION – Virginia Lorraine (Whynott) Dow, 96, longtime Albion resident, died on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Maine Gene­ral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a brief hospitalization. Virginia was born on October 1, 1922, in Portland.

She settled in Albion where she attended Besse High School. She married Ervin S. Dow on November 5, 1940, and they celebrated 67 years of marriage before she was widowed in 2008. At various times Virginia held employment at the local school lunch program, and at the Albion Creamery. Virginia and Ervin established a home on the East Benton Road, in Albion, where she was mother to four children. Her love and support enabled all of her children to continue their educations beyond Besse High, and she and Ervin were so proud to attend each of their college graduations. Her neighbors during the 64 years that she lived on the East Benton Road became cherished friends. Virginia made certain that everyone in her family had a “Grammie Dow Quilt,” and these are treasured by all. She kept her fingers busy knitting and crocheting, and her biscuits and donuts were wonderful. She often sent visitors home with gifts of jams or pickles. Virginia loved her flower garden, and would often be found outside gardening. Her loving and giving nature touched everyone who knew her.

She and Ervin enjoyed traveling with family members and friends to many sites throughout Maine and the northeastern U.S., as well as to Nova Scotia, Florida, Alaska, and Arizona. Virginia had been deeply involved in her community through PTA, Albion Fire Department Auxiliary, as a member of the Albion Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge of IOOF, Grange, and as a life member of the Albion Historical Society. In her later years Virginia lived at Meadow By The Brook apartments, in Albion, then she received superlative care in the home of her daughter Pearle and son-in-law Jack Brake, in Clinton.

Virginia is survived by her four children and their families: E. Scott and Sharon Dow, of Augusta and their family (Peter and Stacey Dow, and Parker, and Sarah Dow-Shedlarski and Brian Shedlarski, and Ava and Garrett), Leonard and Donna Dow, of Albion and their family (Jody and Michael Watson and family, (Rachel Watson and Elliot Heeschen and Katherine, and Doug Medina, and Todd and Amanda Dow and family, (Kayla and Brock Lawrence and their family, Cole and Cade); Curtis Dow and Lexie Austin and their family, (Kamdyn, Owen, and Camilla); and Christopher Dow, Phillip and Janet Dow, of Albion, and their family (Phillip Jr. and Rose Dow, and their family, Phillip III, Marissa, Jacob and Brittany; Jason and Heidi Dow and their family, Gabrielle, Joshua, Kelly, and Hannah; Matthew and Amy Dow and their family, Matthew II, Delaney, Emma, and Rachel; Andrew and Mary Dow, and their family, Faith, Charity, Grace, and Andrew II; Timothy and Nicole Dow and Timothy Jr.), Pearle and Jack Brake, of Clinton, and their family (Tammy and Al Whittaker, and their family, Hannah and Leah; Marie and Dean Hirayama and Justin; Timothy and Lisa Alberts and their family, Ashley and Skylar Lindsay, and Kristen).

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

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

The family suggests that memorial donations be offered to Loaves and Fishes, Albion Food Pantry, 123 Benton Road, Albion, ME 04910 or to Albion Public Library, 18 Main St, Albion, ME 04910.

EDWARD DEVITO

SOUTH CHINA – Edward “Eddie” Devito, 54, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a brief but fierce fight with cancer. He was born February 3, 1964, in Manhattan, New York, the son of Vito E. And Marion (Linerello) Devito.

His friends were his family, and are too numerous to mention, you know who you are. All his women friends he call “Ma,” his guy friends were “Brother.” Those near and dear had their own special term. One special person should be mentioned, his girlfriend, Dawn Cook.

Golf was a true passion for Ed, a long-time member of Natanis Golf Club, in Vassalboro, and many of his closest friends were his golf buddies.

Ed was a career letter carrier whose career began in Brighton Beach, New York, then he transferred to Waterville and developed a close postal family. His eclectic taste in music, from Metallica to Lyle Lovett, endeared him to everyone who attended the many shows with him. He also enjoyed muscle cars, St. Bernards, cigars and watching sports.

A “larger than life” character in every sense of the word, his humor brought tears of laughter. He was one of those rare individuals who touched lives so deeply he could never be forgotten.

A celebration of his life in true Ed fashion will be held in the spring with a date and time to be announced at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

OTHERS DEPARTED

RICHARD E. ALBAIR, 69, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a son, Shannon Albair ad his fiancé Sheresa Stover, of Windsor.

SPRING BURIAL CORRECTION

A spring graveside service for DONALD C. POTTLE, of Fort Pierce, Florida, formerly of Benton, who passed away on December 7, 2018, will take place at Brown Cemetery, in Benton. It was a typographical error.

Obituaries, Week of January 3, 2019

HOWARD ANTWORTH

EAST VASSALBORO – Howard Antworth, 74, of East Vassalboro, died Friday, December 14, 2018, at Northern Light Continuing Care – Lakewood ,in Waterville. He was born in East Vassalboro, August 14, 1944, the son of Wallace G. Antworth and Dorothy (Earle) Antworth.

He attended Vassalboro schools and graduated from Waterville High School in 1964.

Howard was employed by the Augusta Fire Department, retiring as Battalion Chief after 35 years of service. While serving with the AFD, he attended the Maine Criminal Justice Academy to become a reserve officer and served in that capacity with the Augusta Police Department as a Kennebec County Sheriff’s deputy, and as a reserve officer and constable for the town of Vassalboro.

Howard loved hunting, fishing, boating and canoeing. He loved motorcycles and took many a road trip. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his camp at Sebec Lake which came to be known as “Howieland.”

He was a lifetime member of IAFF, Local #1650, a member of Masonic Lodge #54 since 1972, and a long-time member of Augusta Elks Lodge #964.

Howard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Simone (Pelletier) Antworth, of East Vassalboro; a son Scott Antworth, of Augusta, a son Dana Antworth and his wife Amber, of Augusta, a daughter Jean Antworth and her husband Patrick, of East Vassalboro; a grandson Joshua Antworth and his wife Samantha, of Augusta, and grandson Jacob Antworth and friend Irina, of Augusta

Following cremation, internment will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Aable Cremation Services, LLC of Waterville.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, Massachusetts 02114.

IRENE BELLOWS

FAIRFIELD – Irene Bellows, 77, of Fairfield, died on Monday, December 17, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. She was born in Waterville, to Lorenzo and Beatrice Mathieu, on December 24, 1941.

She married Albert George Bellows on January 8, 1960, and they had six children together.

She worked for Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, for 10 years before retiring to care for her grandchildren. She loved taking them to the beach, teaching them how to do crafts, and surprising them on their birthdays and Christmas. In addition to caring for her children and grandchildren, she enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with her husband. She was also an accomplished artist — she loved painting, knitting and doing intricate counted cross-stitch patterns. Her artwork was displayed in the Maine State House for a number of years. Her favorite day of the year was her birthday, Christmas Eve, when the family would gather to celebrate.

She was predeceased by her son, Albert Bellows; mother, Beatrice Pelletier, father, Joseph Mathieu; sister, Lorraine MacArthur, brothers, Adelbert Grondin, Billy Grondin, and JoeJoe Grondin.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Albert “Sonny” Bellows; son Joseph Bellows, of Fairfield; daughters Patricia Rucci and husband, Anthony Rucci, of Clarksville, Tennessee, Dawn Buzzell and husband, Brian Buzzell, of Fairfield, Pamela Connors, of Waterville, Jennifer Palow and husband Kevin Palow, of Clinton; brothers Joseph Mathieu, of Hawaii, and Edward Mathieu, of Sangerville; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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, donations may be made in Irene’s name to The Maine Home for Little Wanderers or the Salvation Army at this link: https://nne.salvationarmy.org/Capital-Region.

EVERETT O.ROWE

BENTON – Everett Oscar Rowe, 92, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born in Clinton on September 13, 1926, the son of the late Everett C. and Leona (Giguere) Rowe.

Following his schooling, he served in the Navy during World War II aboard the USS Lejeune (AP-74). Everett was the chef responsible for feeding over 200 men, and he also helped with the ship’s cargo.

Everett was known over the years as Daddy, Grampie, and Pépère. His family and friends also knew him as Sonny. Sonny worked several jobs during his lifetime including growing up on a farm as a boy and the hard labor that it entailed. He also owned a diner with his wife, Theresa, managed the laundry department at Seton Hospital, in Waterville, and worked at Agway, in Fairfield, delivering 100-pound bags of grain to neighboring farmers. He spoke of helping build Interstate 95, worked a few years at Keyes Fibre, now Huhtamaki, in Waterville, and at a tannery.

He and his wife, Theresa, enjoyed bowling in a league in Waterville. He was a great cook and his family will greatly miss his cooking and the wonderful Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving meals they shared together. He enjoyed doing all his own lawncare, gardening, plowing, and household chores right up to his last year.

Sonny was independent and strong, never asking anyone for a thing. He was a strong and caring father and grandfather. His love for his family was strong and he always wanted to protect them and help if he could. He had a sense of humor and was always “sharp as a tack!”

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 32 years, Theresa Rowe; his son David Rowe; his sister Earlene Rowe Bolduc, his brother Edmund Rowe, many half brothers and sisters; and his companion of 26 years, Hilma Meader.

Everett will be sadly missed by his loving daughter, Rose Rowe, of Benton; his granddaughter, Jennifer Davis and her husband Kurt, of Benton; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Togus VA Hospital, in Augusta.

ROBERT K. BARTLETT

OAKLAND – Robert Karl Bartlett, 87, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a short illness. He was born on November 28, 1931, in Rockport, son of Ruth Packard and William Arnold Bartlett.

As a young boy, one would find him playing in fields and streams, around the farm and getting into mischief with friends throughout the area. He spent a great deal of time with his grandmother, Bertha Bartlett. He told many stories of a childhood filled with exploration, freedom, and simplicity. He graduated from Rockport High School in 1950. He served four years in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist Mate First Class on the USS Power DD 839, from 1951 to 1955. He attended Northeastern University and graduated from Wentworth Institute, in Boston, with a degree in mechanical engineering.

He married his childhood neighbor and sweetheart, the former Betty Ann Lawton on June 12, 1955, who passed away February 2014. In 1963, he designed and built the family home, in Oakland, and it was there that he and Betty raised their four children. He was employed by Keyes Fibre, in Waterville, as a project mechanical engineer from 1961 to 1988. He took great but quiet gratification in his engineering designs, some of which are still being used today due to the fact they were so well engineered. His career allowed him the privilege to travel many places including Holland, Norway, Australia, Germany, France and all over the United States. Between his Navy and work travels, he visited over 31 countries. After his early retirement from Keyes Fibre, he co-founded Wrabacon, Inc., in Oakland, a company that is currently owned and managed by his son. He retired from Wrabacon, Inc. in 1996. For many years, he and his wife also owned and operated Bartlett Christmas Tree Farms, in several locations. This was a family effort and memories from those special times are ever present. He was also a member of the Rockport Masonic Lodge.

Bob was a jack of all trades, an avid hunter, a furniture maker creating something special for everyone in the family. He was an expert gardener competing with family and neighbors on whose tomato was the biggest. He enjoyed fishing with several special friends to whom he regaled many a story. He enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. He was never one to sit idle; always on the move doing something productive. He took special pride in his ancestry, documenting a direct line to the Mayflower.

He was predeceased by his parents, sister, daughter and wife.

He is survived by three children, Marlene and Steven Grenier, of Albion, Jennifer and Roland Normandeau, of Oakland, and Robert Jr. and Cindi Bartlett, of Oakland; grandchildren, Katie and husband Cory Gilbert, Daniel and wife Bethanie Grenier, Hannah and husband Josh LaVerdiere, Alaina and husband Joseph Church, Rachel and husband Matt McLean, and Lucas Bartlett; great-grandchildren, Oliva, Sage, Isabel, Wyatt, Vera, Emersyn, step great-grandson, Keegan; his sister, Norma (Bartlett) Philbrook, of Owls Head; along with many nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers-Wheeler Funeral & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

DORIS D. GARDNER

BENTON – Doris Diane Gardner, 86, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018. Doris was born on November 24, 1932, in Manchester, New Hamp­shire, the daughter of Napoleon and Helen Dupont Daigle.

She married Robert Gardner on November 23, 1950. They were married for 64 years.They had four children. Doris spent her life devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. She stayed home to raise her children until she joined her husband at Waldo Shoe, in Belfast. From there, Doris and Robert bought Nancy’s Dairy Bar, in Pittsfield, which they owned until 1990. At that time, they built the Benton Family Fun-Park, so they would have more time to spend with family. There were many days that you would find Doris either in the ice cream parlor scooping ice-cream with her granddaughters or riding bumper cars with her grandsons.

Doris loved being with her family. She would make sure that their bellies were full from feeding them in her house that was above the fun-park. She would sit near the open window and listen to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren playing on the golf course or riding the go-karts. Doris loved the holidays and spending time with “her girls” as she started her annual shopping weekend, that has become a family tradition.

Doris and her family were snowmobile enthusiast and you could always find them on the mountains, or racing in the fields with her children and grandchildren. They spent a vast amount of time riding the trails in Quebec with family and friends. She was also a French interpreter for her family on many occasions. She enjoyed shopping, relaxing, watching plays with her family, and most of all, date nights with Robert. She always made sure that there wasn’t an empty chair at any holiday dinner, birthday party or just a get together.

Doris was predeceased by her husband, Robert Gardner; her parents, Napoleon and Helen; her brother, Raymond; her sister, Yvette (Daigle) Demers; and her son in-law, Dennis Moody.

Doris is survived by her brother, Paul Daigle; her son, Ernest; her daughters, Marilyn Coldwell and husband Dennis, Elaine Higgins and husband Wayne, and Janet Moody; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Breast Cancer Foundation, 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 480, Columbia, Maryland 21044.

CHRISTY CARON

AUGUSTA – Christy (Karen) Caron, 67, of Oakland, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at MaineGeneral, in Augusta. She was born on August 18, 1951, in Linneus, to Earl D. Little and Opal J. (Little) Fletcher.

She was predeceased by her parents, step-father, Carl Fletcher; brother, Terry Little; and son, John S. Myron.

Christy was loved by so many. She was a truly special person with a big heart and fantastic sense of humor. She will be missed dearly.

Her survivors include her husband, Thomas M. Caron, of Oakland; her son and daughter-in-law, Tavis and Nikki Caron, of Oakland, daughter and son-in-law, Tammi and Kevin Galbraith, of Skowhegan; granddaughter, and her husband, Misty and Coby Couture, of Oakland, grandson, Cody Myron, of Oakland, grandson, Samuel Galbraith, of Skowhegan; great-grandson, Johnny Couture; sister and brother-in-law, Belinda and Ray Winn, of Gardiner, sister-in-law, Cheryl Dubois, of Waterville, sister-in-law and husband, Roxy, and Peter Ames; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan.

JAMES W. GRADY

PALERMO – James W. Grady, 89, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018. He was born in Augusta on June 24, 1929, the son of Harry and Ruth Grady.

He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, where he participated in every sport offered. He married his high school sweetheart and absolute love of his life, Marie Bruso in 1950. They settled in Palermo, where he ran the family dairy farm, managed several blueberry fields, raised four children and arguably some of the best sweet corn in the state.

Around 1962, Jim started selling and repairing snowmobiles. He began with Polaris, and later moved to Motoski and Skidoo. He continued repairing snowmobiles into his early 80s. Jim could fix almost anything and loved tinkering.

Jim had a great love of the outdoors. He was a Maine Guide and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He was a member of the Sheepscot Fish and Game and Palermo Historical Society. He enjoyed many an adventure up North, attended every Erskine Academy ballgame he could, and was quite a talented roller-skater in his younger years.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, wife, grandson, Jeffrey James Grady, and granddaughter, Allison Grady.

He is survived by his children; Jeff and wife, Lauretta Grady, Eileen Grady, Bill and wife, Diana Grady, and Jason and wife, Kathey Grady; grandchildren Bobbie Jo and husband, Scott Evans, Shawna Grady, Andrew, Samuel, Loralie, and Levi Grady; great-grandchildren, Cole and James Evans, Jacob, Kay, and Clara Grady; great, great-grandchildren Ava and Anna Evans, and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 1 p.m., at the Palermo Christian Church.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may donate to the Erskine Academy Boosters Club. Please send checks to 309 Windsor Road, South China, ME, 04358.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home Belfast, Me. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com

OTHERS DEPARTED

LINDA A. KNOWLES, 68, of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, in Boston, following a short illness. Locally, she is survived by a nephew Bruce Salsbury and wife Julie, of Fairfield.

ANGELA BUKER, 73, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2018, following a long fight with heart disease. Locally, she is survived by a two daughters, Tina King and husband Greg, of Clinton, and Tammy Harmon and her fiancé Hubert Clair, of South China; siblings Linda Fortin and husband Dick, of Oakland.

FORMER RESIDENT

JOHN J. BOLES, 97, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2018, in Scottsdale. He was born in Waterville on June 3, 1921, the son of Thomas and Mary (Saad) Boles.

Obituaries for Thursday, December 20, 2018

DONALD C. POTTLE

FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA – Donald Craig Pottle, 59, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, in Fort Pierce, Florida. He was born on April 5, 1959, to Lawrence and Hester Pottle.

He worked in construction.

Donnie loved to garden and going fishing.

He was predeceased by his parents, and a sister, Valerie Costain.

He is survived by his brothers, Larry Pottle and wife Audrey, Allan Pottle and Gerry Pottle; sisters Janice Harmon and Linda Douglas and husband Steve; brother-in-law Robert Costain; aunts Thelma Seaman, Julia Raven, Faye Pottle, and uncle Bill Peavey; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be held in the spring at Benton Cemetery, in Benton.

Arrangements are under Haisley Funeral and Cremation Service, Fort Pierce, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to help with burial expenses, and should be mailed to Audrey Pottle, 66 Albion Rd., Benton, ME 04901.

MARILYN A. MAHEU

WINSLOW — Marilyn A. (Thompson) Maheu, 82, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Glenridge Nursing Home, Augusta. Marilyn was born in Livermore Falls, on August 29, 1936, the daughter of Merton and Louise (Hessmer) Thompson.

Marilyn graduated from Waterville High School in 1954 and married Donald Maheu at Notre Dame Catholic Church, in Waterville, that same year.

She was employed at Fishman’s Department Store, Waterville.

Marilyn was a homemaker until her children were in high school, as her family was everything to her. In 1973, Marilyn became head cook at Winslow High School where she worked for 22 years.

Marilyn was an avid sports fan. She loved her Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. She loved to cook and bake. Her baking corner was never empty.

Marilyn loved to attend local football, basketball games, dance and musical recitals to watch her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved music and riding with her husband to the coast to eat ice cream. Marilyn especially enjoyed her Wednesday night suppers with her McDonald’s friends. They laughed the whole night long. Marilyn loved it when her neighbors would stop by. To her, they were family.

Marilyn was predeceased by her parents; brother, Ralph Thompson; sister, Frances (Thompson) Roberts; brothers-in-law, Robert, Adolph, George and Napolean Maheu and Pete Boutin; sisters-in-law, Violet Fecteau, Geraldine Flibbert, Rose Roy and Florence Pooler.

Marilyn is survived by her husband of 64 years, Donald; daughter, Paula(Maheu) Caron, of Waterville; son, Marc and wife, Denise Maheu, of Fairfield; grandchildren, Jennifer and husband, Leonard Lamoreau, of Poland, Jason Caron, of Waterville, and Jack Maheu, of Fairfield; great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Isabelle and Annabelle Lamoreau, all of Poland; sisters-in-law, Nancy Maheu, of Winslow, Pearl Ahearn, of Middleboro, Massachusetts, and Shirley (Thompson) Price, of Tallmadge, Ohio; several nieces and nephews.

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 flowers donation in Marilyn’s name may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital addressed to: Memorials processing, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959.

SR. CECILE CHAGNON CSJ

WINSLOW – Sr. Cecile Chagnon CSJ, 94, (known to her many students as Sr. Claire Yvonne) died Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Lakewood Manor, Waterville.

Cecile was born June 21, 1924, in South Berwick, the daughter of Omer and Yvonne (Parent) Chagnon. The family moved to Somerville, Massachusetts, when Cecile was very young. Her elementary education was in Somerville, and then high school at the Academy of St. Joseph, in South Berwick. Cecile returned to Massachusetts and attended Regis College, in Weston, where she received her B.A. in nutrition and administration. From 1946 to 1947, Cecile worked at the Leonard Morse Hospital, in Natick, Massachusetts.

In 1947, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon, pronouncing first vows on June 26, 1949.

Sr. Cecile continued her education and graduated from the University of Maine with a masters in education in 1959. During the summers of 1960 and 1961, she attended Providence College where she earned a certificate in theology. In 1964, she spent the summer at the Catholic University, in Paris, France, and in 1971 she earned her masters in health care administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Sister’s various teaching assignments included Holy Family School, in Lewiston, Sacred Heart School,in Auburn, as principal and Sacred Heart Academy, in Jackman, where she was both teacher and principal for 16 years.

Sr. Cecile’s last assignment was at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville, where she was administrator for 17 years and continued for eight more years as consultant in the dietary department.

While at Mount St. Joseph, Sr. Cecile was a member of various local and national health care boards and was a member of the American Health Care Association, being elected both vice president and president. She was a member of the Diocesan Board of Education, served as a consultant for several area nursing homes and as trustee at the Sunset Home for Women, in Waterville. Sr. Cecile was also involved in various leadership roles of her congregation. She worked with various committees and always remained active and interested in the life of the Maine Province. She attended and participated in two General Sessions in France and Switzerland, and one International Conference, in France.

Sister was an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed doing alterations and mending which brought many smiles: “to think someone would enjoy mending.” For a time, she sewed for friends and members of her community. She also enjoyed doing crafts, embroidery and quilting for St. John School fairs, in Winslow.

Sister Cecile enjoyed traveling and did so whenever the occasion presented itself. She read much.for religious enrichment, for professional updating and for enjoyment.

After retirement from Mount St. Joseph, she continued to visit and serve many elderly with advice relating to health care. She offered prayers, support and visited her many elderly friends. During her retirement years, she delivered meals for the Spectrum Generation, Muskie Center, in Waterville, was involved in promoting the South End Teen Center, in Waterville, and often present at church and civic functions.

Many of Sr. Cecile’s students from her teaching years in Jackman continued to call, write and visit regularly. On her 90th birthday, five of her students from four different states attended Mass with her and celebrated with lunch.

Sr. Cecile was predeceased by her parents; and siblings, Paul, Claire Viel and George; two nephews, Gary and Bruce Viel.

She is survived by several nieces, nephews; and a sister-in-law.

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

CHARLES ADAMS

LIBERTY – Charlie H. Adams, 76, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2018, at his home. Charlie was born on April 8, 1942, to Charles Burgess and Thelma Adams, of Unity Plantation, where he grew up helping his father on the farm while attending local schools.

As an adult, Charlie was a resident of Liberty where he made his home with his wife, of 44 years, Paula (Edgecomb) Adams. He retired in 2006 from what is now, Cives Steel, in Augusta, after 38 years. During this time, Charlie also operated his own business for many years, Charlie’s Rubbish Removal. His CB handle was “Stovepipe.” He was a member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge #0111.

Some of Charlie’s favorite pastimes were going on hunting and fishing trips, riding his ATV and snowmobiling – heading out to wherever he happened to end up. Sometimes he only ended up in trouble, but he always came back with great stories to tell Paula when he made his way home.

He was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Lisa “Benny” Collins; sister, Shirly Rickards; brother-in-law, Richard Reynolds; sister-in-law, Joyce Mehuren and her husband, John; brothers-in-law, Bobby, Charlie, Dale and Bunk Edgecomb.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Paula; his daughters, Michelle Toulouse and husband Mark, of Augusta, Hidie Faulkingham and her husband, Tony, of Belfast; son-in-law, Rob Collins, of Windsor; two granddaughters, Kelei and Kayel Faulkingham, of Belfast; sister, Geraldine Reynolds; sisters-in-law, Nancy, Marie and Sandra Edgecomb. Laura Weeks and partner Jack, Priscilla Cash and her husband Denis; several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, in Belfast.

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

Obituaries, Week of December 13, 2018

RED (ORA) BENNETT

ALBION – Red (Ora) Bennett, 81 of Albion, passed away at his home on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was born on January 15, 1937, in Albion, the son of Rinaldo and Izetta (Boody) Bennett.

He attended Besse High School, in Albion.

Red was the oldest of five children. After the passing of his parents at age 16, he chose to live in Albion with the Bessey family: Grete, Floyd, Burdell & Hillard.

Red worked as an equipment operator for Lee Bros., in Albion. In 1964 he went to work as a crane operator for Warren Bros. He opened and operated Bennett Ski-Doo, in 1970. Red retired in 1997 from Tilcon as equipment superintendent. He made lifelong friends while working there, including Bob Costain whom he considered his “brother” for over 55 years. Red went into the gravel pit and firewood business with Bob, and processed and sold firewood from 1989 until his passing.

Red was an avid hunter and sportsman for over 70 years. Deer hunting was his passion he shared with Mary, his family and many friends including Dave Mason and Steve Bard who were eager to hunt with him every season.

Red spent the last 38 years with the love of his life, Mary who cherished every moment they spent together. Their love for each other was unconditional.

Red cherished the many holidays, birthdays and special events in all of our lives. He had a special bond with his faithful companion and friend Aubrey Dog. She loved being with “grandpa” daily and taking rides in his Jeep.

Red is survived by his life partner Mary Bragdon; daughter Brooke Doore and partner Derek Grenier; granddaughter Amaiya Doore; grandson Aiden Doore; sister Nancy Martin, of Corinna, step-son Jeff Singleton and partner Jim Singleton; many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents and sisters: Marlene Vance, Barbara Capehart, and Joan Woods.

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

A Celebration of Red’s Life will take place on Saturday January. 12, 2019, (inclement weather date Sunday, January 13) at noon at the Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial Rd, Waterville ME.

For those who wish, donations may be made in Red’s memory to: Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

ALBERT C. ARBOUR

WINDSOR – Albert C. Arbour, 72, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018. He was born on June 29, 1946, in Brookton, to the late Alfred Arbour and Iris (Fish) Arbour.

He enjoyed doing many things, he was a jack of all trades. He worked at the old Bates Mill, Lipmans, managed properties, and was extremely talented in the mechanics and carpentry. He would always talk about his time working in the woodshop where he built furniture. His most enjoyable time was spent with family.

Before his health took its toil, he would go fishing, bowling, and he loved spending Thanksgiving with his loved ones. He was a kind, compassionate man, rough on the edges but would do anything for anyone.

He was an amazing dad, grampa, brother, partner and friend.

He was predeceased by his parents, Alfred Arbour and Iris (Fish) Arbour; and sister, Paula Arbour.

He is survived by his children: Joanne Crocker, of Fairfield, Jesse Arbour, of Westbrook, Carl Jackson, of Readfield, Karryann Jackson, of Randolph, Danny Jackson, of Mercer, Jessica Arbour, of Chelsea, Autumn Mercado Gatlin, of Chelsea, Travis Arbour, of Windsor, Megan Pearl, who he considered a daughter, of Windsor; his siblings, Jackie Bowden, of Mercer, Frankie (Cookie) Arbour, of Whitefield; many grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He will be sadly missed by many.

A gathering of his life will take place at a later date with the scattering of his ashes.

DEBORAH HAMM

WINSLOW – Deborah “Debbie” Hamm, 67, born November 2, 1951, lost her short battle with cancer Thursday, November 30, 2018.

Debbie was a very hard working and caring person who touched the lives of everyone who knew her and she will be sadly missed.

She is survived by her brother Tom; children Willie, Richie, Bert, Tammy and Eddie; grandchildren Mikayla, Savannah, Jacob, Summer and Corey; great-grandchild Bradley.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent in care of Willard Hamm to 17 Monument St., Apt. 2, Winslow ME 04901, where her Celebration of Life will be held on December 29, 2018, at 2 p.m.

MONA B. MCCREADY

UNITY – Mona Blake McCready, 80, of Unity, passed away at her home on Monday, December 3, 2018 following a challenging and courageous period of declining health. Mona was born on January 1, 1938, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the daughter of Raymond F. Blake and Iona Drew Blake, of Kittery Point.

Mona married Eric G. Gustafson in 1955, and together they lived in Portsmouth and Rye, New Hampshire, where they raised their three children. Over her working life, Mona was a bookkeeper, first in her family’s business, Blake Insurance Agency. She later worked for a fire protection company, owned her own craft shop, and worked for a dentist in central New Hampshire.

In 1996, Mona married Alan R. McCready. Together they lived in Allenstown, New Hampshire, until 2006 when they retired and moved to Unity. Mona had a passion for the Red Sox and rarely missed watching a game. She loved horses, enjoyed summer visits to Islesboro and loved her Newfoundland dogs.

Mona is survived by her children, Kristin A. Gustafson, of Windsor, Karen J. Edgeton, of Bay Lake, Minnesota, and Brian E. Gustafson and his wife, Bonnie, of Barrington, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Nathan A. Edgeton, Casey L. Edgeton and husband Michael Borzamate, Brittany M. Gustafson, and Eric B. Gustafson; and a great-grandchild, Ari J. Edgeton. She is also survived by step-children, Marie Pinto and husband Tony, Alan McCready and wife, Lily, Donna Nicholson and husband, John, Kristen Hayes and husband Scot; step-grandchildren, Meghan, Brittney, Mariah, Jacob, Danielle, Taylor, Sarah, Donovan and Logan; and step-great-grandchildren, Avery, Benjamin, Noah, and Hayden.

The family will have a private service in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Forgotten Felines of Maine, PO Box 264, Gouldsboro ME 04607

RANDAL L. REYNOLDS

UNITY – Randal L. Reynolds, 72, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, following a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease. He was born in Unity on May 31, 1946, the youngest son of Alton and Olive (Walton) Reynolds.

He was a 1964 graduate of Unity-Freedom High School. Randy was a hard worker and had many different jobs over the years. He worked at Northeast Shoe, in Pittsfield, and Ethan Allen, in Burnham, then worked for Sheridan Corporation, in Fairfield, for several years. He was a self-taught land surveyor and owned and operated Reynolds Land Surveying before his disease forced him to retire in 2012.

Randy married his high school sweetheart, Juanita Bryant, on October 18, 1963, and together they raised three children. He found great joy in attending events where his children and grandchildren, were involved. He particularly enjoyed spending holidays with his family. He took pride in teaching each of his grandchildren how to drive and liked to take credit for the skill that each of his daughters has in backing up with a horse trailer attached.

Randy enjoyed traveling and had fond memories of his trips to Florida and Alaska. In his younger days, he enjoyed week-long snowmobile trips to “The County”, and to Canada. For several years, he volunteered with the CHIPS (Child Identification Program) sponsored by the Masonic Lodge. Randy had a quick wit and a quirky sense of humor.

For several years, Randy was a member of the Unity Volunteer Fire Department and also Kennebec Proprietors. He was a member of the Snow Dusters Snowmobile Club, Star in the West Lodge Masonic Brotherhood, and Anah Temple Shriners.

Randy was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Barbara Chadwick, and Mildred Sprague; two grandchildren, Matthew Reynolds and Michelle Reynolds.

He is survived by his son, Kevin and wife Debbie, of Fairfield; daughters Pamela Edwards and husband Bill, of Sabattus, and Cheryl Crummett and husband Mark, of Newcastle; three grandchildren, Gilson Edwards, Damon Crummett, and Taryn Crummett, and Damon’s special friend, Jayden Gilbert; three brothers, Alton Jr., of Unity, Donald and wife Pam, of St. Albans, and Forest, of Jefferson; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan.

In lieu of flowers, Randy would rather you make a donation to the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation, PO Box 430, Holden ME 04429 or Star in the West Lodge #85, Charitable Relief Fund, PO Box 577, Unity ME 04988

JEAN M. FORTIER

FAIRFIELD – Jean M. Fortier, 94, passed away Monday, December 3, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph Resi­dence and Rehabilita­tion, in Water­ville. She was born February 21, 1924, in Fairfield, the daughter of the late Lloyd A. and Olive E. (Elmer) McAuley.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1940, where she played on the state champion basketball team and graduated from Thomas College, in Waterville, in 1941. She worked for Keyes Fibre Company, Central Maine Power Company, Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, and 49 years for Thomas Teague at his businesses. Jean was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church, also a member and past president of the Fairfield Women’s Club. She lived and dedicated her life to raising her four children.

Jean is survived by three children, Richard J. Fortier and wife Margaret, of Fairfield, Jane A. McQuillan and husband Billy, of Embden, Steven A. Fortier and wife Lynn, of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren

She was predeceased by her parents, Lloyd and Olive McAuley, of Fairfield; sister, Anita and husband Nelson Ward, of Winslow; brother Lloyd McAuley, of Greenfield, Massachusetts; her daughter, Carol and husband Gordon Meisenheimer of Meridian, Idaho.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Jean’s memory to the Fairfield United Methodist Church, PO Box 313, Fairfield, ME 04937.

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

TERESA E. OLEYAR

FAIRFIELD – Teresa Ellen (Williams) Oleyar, 70, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing at Graybirch, in Augusta. She was born March 3, 1948, in Portland, the daughter of Theldon H. and Doris L. (Wood) Williams.

She attended South Portland High School and in 1970, she married David T. Oleyar, Jr., in South Portland. She was employed by Fairchild Semiconductor and was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. Teresa enjoyed watching TV and being with her grandchildren.

Teresa is survived by her husband of 48 years, David Oleyar, Jr., of Fairfield; son, David Oleyar III and wife Marilyn, of Norridgewock; daughter, Leanne, of Fairfield; two grandsons, Gabe, of Norridgewock, Leon, of Fairfield; granddaughter, Taylor, of Norridgewock, plus numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents Theldon (Bud) and Doris; sisters, Loretta, Carol and Patty; brothers, Theldon and Robert.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Teresa’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

CHRISTOPHER M. WINSLOW, 45, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at his home. He was born in Waterville, and graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by his uncle Kelly Winslow and wife Jennifer and their children Makenzie and Camaron, all of Winslow

CHARLOTTE E. STEVENS, 94, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018, at the Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Karen Stevens Willits, of Augusta, son Alan C. Stevens and wife Catherine Kimball, of Waterville, and brother Robert E. Clark and wife Barbara, of Jefferson.

EDWARD R. CARRELL, 87, of North Belgrade, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at MaineGeneral Long Term Care Facility at Glenridge Drive, in Auguata. Locally, he survived by a son, Robert Carrell and wife Linda, of Vassalboro.

IONA M. DONNELL, 90, of Augusta, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care at Glenridge. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Vickey Gray, of Windsor.

GEORGE W. CUMMINGS SR., 84, of Livermore Falls, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 30, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Stacey Lynn Linehan and her husband Patrick, of Oakland.

JANET M. KOLLER, 74, of Clinton, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. Locally, she is survived by her husband Charles Koller, of Clinton; children Richard Koller, of Clinton, Sanda McCausland and husband Craig, of Vassalboro, and Stephen Koller, of Clinton.

Obituaries, Week of December 6, 2018

LAWRENCE B. MURRAY

FAIRFIELD – Lawrence B. Murray, 60, of Fairfield passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018, following a long battle with cancer and other illnesses, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville on June 18, 1958, the son of the late Bernard L. and Virginia (Hanson) Murray.

Lawrence married the former Alice M. Glidden on July 6, 1986.

His employment included lube technician, custodian, and paper carrier until his illnesses prevented him from working.

Lawrence was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing, especially at Joe Hole at Moxie Falls, McDougal Pond, and Kingsbury, Lawrence loved his Lawrence Bulldogs. He also loved spending time with his family, especially the children. He also enjoyed canoeing the Kennebec River, and all types of birds and animals.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Brenda A. Alley; his uncle, Stanley Hanson; his stepson, Marcus Parsons Jr.; and his great nephews, Antoine Rowe and Terrance D. “TJ” Ladd Jr.

Lawrence will be sadly missed by his wife, Alice, of Fairfield; his stepson, Joseph Coombs and his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Leontine, Gage, and Dean, of Texas; his nephews, Durwood Beckwith Jr., of Hinckley and Shawn Beckwith and his wife, Rebecca, of Madison; his nieces, Michelle Beckwith and her companion, Richard Tracy, of Skowhegan and Angela Beckwith, of Vassalboro; his great-nieces, Nakai, Harmony, Emma, and Aubrie; and his sister-in-law, Sandra Noonon, of Fairfield.

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

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

PAULINE M RIENDEAU

WINDSOR––Pauline Marie (Lachance) Riendeau, 71, of Windsor, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018, at her Windsor home. Pauline was born on November 2, 1947, in Augusta, the daughter of Adelbert and Bertha (Gilbert) Lachance.

Pauline attended St. Augustine school in Augusta. She married Gerald Riendeau on February 5, 1966, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Pauline was a kind, loving and gentle soul who enjoyed spending her days with family and friends. She was a stay-at-home mom most of her years until starting her retail career at WalMart until retirement.

She loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her church “family”. Her presence will certainly be missed at the Augusta WalMart where she had made many friends over her years there.

She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Bastille and Simone Riendeau; and two brothers, Norman and Roland; step-granddaughter, Ashley Rideout.

Pauline is survived by her husband, Gerald; brothers, Donald Lachance, of Jackman, and Claremont, Florida, Richard Lachance, his wife Brenda, of Randolph, Robert Lachance and his wife Gerene, of Augusta; a son, Roland Riendeau and his wife, Melanie, of Newcastle and their children, Eric and Chelsey; great-grandchildren, Connor and Erza; daughter, Linda Szabo, and husband Richard, of China, and their children, Michael and Dixie; daughter, Nancy Crockett, and her fiance, Edward Pollard, of Windsor, and their children, Samantha, Jeffrey and Scarlett.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to honor Pauline by having donors contribute to the Alfond Cancer Center so that others can be helped fighting this terrible disease. Please send any gifts to: MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville ME 04903-0828.

ROXIE M. CLEMENT

FAIRFIELD––Roxie May Clement, 60, passed away at her family residence in Fairfield on Friday, November 23, 2018. Roxie was born on December 12, 1957, at the Sisters Hospital, in Waterville, the daughter of Fred H. and Mary Grard, of Fairfield.

Roxie graduated from Lawrence High School in June 1976. She also attended the University of Maine Augusta from 1992-1994.

Over the years she was involved in many community groups and organizations. Family and community were extremely important to Roxie. She was an employee of Irving Oil Corp for over 20 years. Her spirituality was a cornerstone of who she was and how Fred and Mary raised her. She was a lifetime member of Corpus Christi Parish, in Waterville. In recent times she enjoyed her time at camp in New portland with her husband and son, Jesse. She loved her home improvement shows. She especially loved to help her niece, Sherry Wilson, of Benton, during maple Sunday. She loved being surrounded by family. She was loving, kind and gentle.

Roxie was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Mary Grard; her sister, Carol Bradstreet; her brother, John Grard; and her nephew, Fredrick Giroux.

Roxie is survived by her husband, Randy D. Clement, of Fairfield; her son, Joel T. and Amber Moran, of Pittston; her daughter, Kelli and Chris Ramsook, of Iwakuni, Japan; her daughter, Ashley M. Clement, of Madison; and her son, Jesse T. Clement, of Fairfield; her granddaughter, Karah M. Ramsook, of Iwakuni, Japan; her grandson, Zayden D. Corson, of Madison; her sister, Doris and Henry Giroux, of Vassalboro; her niece, Sherry and Paul Wilson and her children; her niece, Mary Bradstreet and her children, of Benton; her niece, Michele Giroux and son, of Shawmut; her nephew, Ryan Bradstreet and Sonya Hunt, companion and family, of Thorndike, Debbie Bradstreet and family, of Pittsfield. Tanya and Mark Stevens and family, of Oakland.

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

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

In lieu of flowers we ask donations be made to Temple Academy, 60 West River Road, Waterville ME 04901.

STANLEY K. MATHIEU

WINSLOW––Stanley Kenneth Mathieu passed away at his home in Winslow, on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was born in Winslow on November 4, 1935, the son of the late Wilfrid and Mary (Mae) O’Brien Mathieu.

He attended St. John Catholic School through the eighth grade and graduated from Winslow High School in 1953. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colby College in 1957, a master’s degree in history from the University of Maine in 1958 and several post graduate degrees from the University of Maine and Bowdoin college thereafter. In 1958 Stan married Mary Elizabeth (Story) Mathieu in Winslow.

Stan began his career teaching history and French in Groveton, New Hampshire. From 1961 until his retirement in 1999 Stan taught French, was a guidance counselor and also Director of Adult Education in the Waterville school system. Stan served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of the 101st Maine Air National Guard and retired with the rank of major with 27 years of active and reserve duty in service to his country.

Stan spent summers remodeling and building homes in central Maine. in 1989 his company rebuilt Fort Halifax, in Winslow, following its destruction in the flood of 1987. For more than 25 years, before and after his retirement, Stan sponsored and chaperoned annual trips to Montreal and Quebec, Canada, for student taking foreign language courses at Waterville Junior High School.

Stan officiated at countless football and basketball games for local high school and college teams for more than 40 years, his last at the age of 65. He was president of a local credit union and general manager of Pine Ridge Golf Course, in Waterville, for many years. Stan was an accomplished bridge player, achieving the designation of Life Master.

In 2000, Stan married Janice Robertson Pooler with whom he enjoyed summers at their Winslow home on the Sebasticook River and winters at their second home in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Stan was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Story in 1998; his parents; and sisters, Lillian Mathieu Lever and Constance Mathieu Fedorovich.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Mathieu, of Winslow, and her eight children and grandchildren; his brothers Roland Mathieu, of Merced, California, and Robert Mathieu, of New Castle, Pennsylvania; his sisters Jean Cassidy, of Winslow, Diane McGowan, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Kathleen Turio, of Windham, as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mathieu-Story Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine Foundation, 2 Alumni Place, Orono ME 04469-5792; The Mathieu-Story Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the University of Maine for Mathieu and Story descendents as well as graduates from Winslow High School.

SHAWN J. SHOREY

UNITY––Shawn J. Shorey, 46, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2018, at his home in Unity. He was born on November 20, 1971, in Waterville, the son of Robert and Jane (Greene) Shorey Jr.

He graduated with high honors froom Mr. View High School, in Thorndike, with the class of 1991,

Shawn had a great sense of humor and an awesome laugh. He took great pride in his long hair, not letting anyone convince him of getting a haircut. He was an avid collector of Coca Cola and had quite a few wheelchairs. He had a strong spirit and was determined to be self-sufficient, despite his life long struggle with cerebral palsy.

He was predeceased by his mother, Jane Greene; and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Leona Shorey Sr.

He is survived by his father, Robert Shorey Jr., of Unity; two brothers, Ronald Jackson, of Vermont, and Mark Jackson, of Belfast; grandmother, Virginia Spauldling, of Vassalboro; grandfather, Mervin Greene Sr., of Fairfield Center; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held in the spring of 2019 at the Pond Cemetery in Unity.

To leave a message of kindness or to share a memory, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.

Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.

MARY C. ROY

WINSLOW––Mary C. Roy passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born in Portland, on September 19, 1933, the daughter of Caroline (Hyde) and Charles L. Rolfe.

Mary was raised from early childhood by George and Alice Stevens, and their family became her family. She graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta, in 1951.

Mary met Gerald, while working at Beneficial Finance. They were married April 6, 1953, in Augusta, and enjoyed their strong and abiding love for 61 years. After many years of raising and caring for their four daughters at their home in Waterville, Mary re-entered the workforce, first at Waterville High School, and then moving on to Colby College a few years later. She worked a variety of secretarial and executive positions there. She retired in 1988 after 20 years within the Colby community.

While working full time, she also juggled the schedules and activities of her four girls. For many years she enjoyed supporting Gerald in his work within the Lions Club.

Mary was able to enjoy early retirement and together she and Gerald traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, eventually spending their winters in Naples, Florida.

Mary will be lovingly remembered for her warm family gatherings both large and small; her endless sewing talents that lovingly clothed her family and beautifully created prom and wedding dresses for her daughters and granddaughters, maintaining a meticulous but ever welcoming home; her perpetual sense of style; and her ever helping hands and heart.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Gerald; her parents, Caroline and Charles; as well as Alice and George Stevens; her sisters, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Rebecca; and brother, Jonathan; nephew, Kevin and an extensive family of in-laws.

Mary is survived by her daughters: Katherine and husband Eric Lambert, Christine and husband Randy Phair, Louise and husband Roger Collins, Annette Roy and husband Clayton Hoak; also grandchildren, Matthew (Cheryl) Lambert; Meredith (Matthew) Rego; Nicole (Nicholas) Rodway; Jeff Phair and partner Rachelle Black; Shandy Collins and fiancé Daniel Robbins; Samuel Collins and Benjamin Collins; as well as great-grandchildren Mitchell, Graham, and Vivenne; Abigail, Isabel and Landon; Alison; and Elianna; brother Daniel Stevens; sister-in-law Laurel Stevens; and a multitude of loving and well-loved nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville. A private burial will be held at a later date. An online guestbook may be signed, memories and condolences shared at www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074; Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901; or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908.

GRACE E. SPROUL

WINDSOR––Grace E. Sproul, 77, died Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Oak Grove Center, Waterville, following a long illness. She was born in Gardiner on August 7, 1941, a daughter of the late Donald B. and Hazel B. (Cunningham) Jackson.

Mrs. Sproul was a graduate of Wiscasset High School and was a member of the Weeks Mills Advent Christian Church.

She had been employed as a Mental Health Worker III at the Augusta Mental Health Institute for 28 years. She had previously worked at Lipman Poultry, where she met her future husband Jimmy, and also worked at the Jefferson Elementary School in the kitchen.

Grace enjoyed her daily trips to Hussey’s General Store, playing cards and playing the lottery scratch tickets.

Mrs. Sproul was predeceased by her husband, James W. Sproul; a son, Gregory O. Brann and a sister, Nancy French.

She is survived by four children, Jeffrey S. Brann and his wife Leslie, of Nobleboro, Stanley R. Sproul and his wife, Cyndie, of Whitefield, Bradley J. Sproul and his wife Lisa, of East Waterboro and Sue E. Sproul and her partner Roland Brann, of Jefferson; a daughter-in-law Wendy Brann, of Randolph; two brothers Maurice Jackson and his wife Laverne, of Windsor, and Donald Jackson and his wife Trudy, of Harrollsville, North Carolina; three sisters Glennis Hutchinson, of Waterville, Rose White and her husband Phil, of New Port Richey, Florida, and Donna Jones and her husband Robert, of Jefferson; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Obituaries, Week of November 29, 2018

HOLLY D. JOHNSON

SOUTH CHINA – Holly D. Johnson, 68, passed away Thursday, November 1. 2018, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts, following a long illness. She was born in Montpellier, Vermont, on December 18, 1949, the daughter of the late Homer and Bernice Waterman.

Holly graduated from Sharon High School and was a member of the South China Community Church.

She had been employed by the US Postal Service for over 25 years and had also been an Ed Tech in the Belfast School system for many years.

Holly was a Girl Scout leader, a member of Bell Choir, Chorus and Sunday School teacher at the First Church in Belfast, a member of the Central Maine Art Society, Colby College Art Museum, Central Maine Garden Club and South China Community Choir.

Holly was a remarkable woman, a gifted artist, and lover of nature who will be missed by many.

She was predeceased by her second husband, Marc Johnson.

Holly is survived by a son, Curt R. Eynon and his wife Melanie, of Belfast; a daughter, Sherry Murphy and her husband Stanley, of Brooks; her companion David Wright, of Brighton Plantation; a brother, Charles Waterman, of Montpellier, Vermont; five sisters: Bernice Coulter, of Palermo, Leslie Glover, of Waldoboro, Sharon Waterman, of Marshfield, Massachusetts, Stacey Williams, of Lincoln and Lois Cross, of Belmont; three grandchildren: Kimberly Eynon, Nicholas Murphy and Jace Murphy; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements were under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Augusta.

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

The family requests that donations in Holly’s memory be made to: Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901.

ROBERT E. STEELE

Robert Elwin Steele, 74, passed away at Togus Veterans Hospital, in the Togus Springs Hospice Care Unit, on Monday, November 12, 2018. Born December 16, 1943, in a Portland hospital, he was the youngest son of Ralph and Vera (Goding) Steele, and was brought up in Brooksville. He grew up singing hymns in the Methodist Church and graduating from Blue Hill High School, in 1961.

He joined the Air Force in 1962 and served until 1965. He then attended the University of Maine in Orono sporadically for the next three or four years.

In 1973 he had, along with Paul Zendzian, a Bangor lawyer, submitted a proposal to bring the WIC Program to Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. Much to their surprise they were awarded the funding from the USDA.

He started Robert Steele Productions in 1976. There he managed bluegrass entertainers such as The Kennebec Valley Boys. He had a lifelong appreciation of music of all kinds, but particularly bluegrass music.

He began Steele Publications in the late 1990s, and assisted several Maine authors in publishing their works, mostly Maine histories. He was a talented writer, and wrote several feature travel articles for local newspapers, including the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News, as well as for several weekly papers.

Robert loved to travel, not only to visit various countries but to live in them and to enjoy their people and experience their cultures. He traveled to Ireland, England, Scotland and throughout Europe, spending several months in each country. He spent time in the Balkans, and resided for many years in India. He was very proud of his Scottish ancestry, and spent much of his time studying his family roots and heritage.

He was an airplane pilot who loved the freedom in the sky.

Robert had a lifelong love of the railroad, and rode the last CP train from Brownville Junction to Montreal. He had an abiding interest in passenger rail, and had a dream of bringing trains back to Maine. In 2011 he formed The Golden Eagle Railroad, and spent his time talking with town officials from the coast of Maine to New Hampshire to bring interest in the railroad to municipalities.

He is survived by a brother, Ronald, and several nieces and nephews.

Robert was one of a kind. He lived his life on his terms. He had deep roots in Maine, and especially loved the coastal area around Blue Hill. He was opinionated, and never hesitated to share it with anyone. He had an absolutely beautiful singing voice, was well-read in many subjects, had a raucous and quirky sense of humor, and loved a good story, a good home-cooked meal and a good cup of tea.

There will be a private service at a later date.

Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

CHRISTOPHER L. HALLEE

AUGUSTA – Christopher L. Hallee, 36, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. He was born to Lisa Arbour and Greg Hallee on February 27, 1982, in Waterville.

Despite the heroic efforts of the Maine Medical Cardiac Intensive Care team, Chris succumbed to the devastating effects of an overdose of an unknown mixture of opiates. Chris’s death was sudden and tragic; it was also avoidable. At the time of his death, Chris was seeking treatment for his addiction, but was unable to find a rehab bed in Maine. He died as his family was trying to find one for him in another state.

Chris’ drug addiction may have ended his life, but it did not define it. Chris was a kind and generous soul who loved people. He was happiest when he made others happy. He collected friends the way other people collect things. His smile lit up a room and his heart was as big as the world. He touched many lives on his journey through life.

Chris spent most of his childhood in Augusta where he attended St. Mary’s School and Cony High School. More recently he was a student at Kennebec Valley Community College. He worked as a cook and waiter in many restaurants in central and southern Maine. He created “Maine Music Movement,” an online resource with which he shared the music he loved with others. He dreamed of becoming a concert producer and recorder to bring more live music to Maine.

Chris was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Richard and Constance Hallee; maternal grandfather, Donald Nelson; and aunt, Terri Starrett.

Chris is survived by his father, Greg Hallee, of Vassalboro; his mother, Lisa Arbour, stepfather, Denny Arbour; sisters, Chelsea and Julie Arbour, all of Augusta; maternal grandmother, Beverly Rideout, of Waterville; special aunt, Lisa Hallee, who was like a second mother to Chris, and her husband, Eric Sharpe, of Oakland; other aunts and uncles, Bridget and John Campbell, of Winslow, Tim and Lauren Hallee, of Fairfield, Steve Hallee, of Norridgewock, Rebecca and Peter Sherwood, of Oakland, Judi and Jim Moore, of Wyoming, Stephanie and Wes Swonger, of Arizona, Richard and Lori Nelson, of China, Dede and Paul Dickey, of Fairfield, Scott Bryant, of Augusta; and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers, Chris’ family requests that donations be sent to: Operation Hope c/o Waterville Police Department, 10 Colby Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

If Chris’ life or untimely death has touched your heart, please help his family honor his memory by making drug treatment in Maine a top priority with the facilities and resources needed to address what has become an epidemic in our state. We hope that other families will not suffer as ours has and the world doesn’t lose another beautiful soul to this dreadful disease.

PETER F. BASTOW

WINSLOW – Peter Frank Bastow, 82, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018, at his home, in Winslow, following a brief illness. He was born in Oakland on August 26, 1936, the son of Frank Jr. and Susan (Strong) Bastow.

He attended Oakland schools and graduated from Williams High School in 1954. Following graduation, Peter attended Maine Central Institute, in Pittsfield, Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, and the University of Maine at Orono, where he graduated in 1959. He soon began his educational career in York as a teacher and coach.

On June 24, 1961, Peter married the former Janice Lancaster, of Brunswick, and moved to East Lyme, Connecticut, before returning to York where Peter and Jan’s children, Judy and Peter, Jr. were born.

In 1968, Peter became guidance director at Gorham High School, and the family moved to Cumberland Center in 1969, where they resided for 34 years. After his teaching career, he held a few sales positions in the Portland area, retiring in 1999. Beginning in 2003, Peter and Jan spent their summers at the family camp on Salmon Lake, in Oakland, and their winters in Spring Hill, Florida. Then in 2013, they became year round residents in Winslow where they met and became good friends with many neighbors.

Peter was involved in many organizations and served for over six years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant in 1972.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janice; daughter, Judith Lafond and husband Russell, of Bellingham, Massachusetts; son, Peter Bastow, Jr. and husband John Raymond-Bastow, of Skowhegan; brother, Richard Bastow and wife Nancy, of Auburn; sister-in-law, Joan Bouchard and husband Henry, of Brunswick; brother-in-law, Richard Lancaster, of Brunswick; grandsons Joshua, Troy, and Sean Lafond, of Bellingham, Massachusetts; and several cousins, nephews, and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations to First Congregational Church 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, Maine 04901

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

HELEN B. FURROW, 97, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018. Locally, she is survived by grandchildren Dan Parsons and wife Bonnie of Unity Plantation, Ronnie Furrow and partner Lisa Keay, of South China, Wendy Furrow Cross and husband Peter, of Sidney, and Theresa Parsons, of Unity.

CECIL R. PORTER, 86, formerly of Brooks, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at a Waterville hospital. Locally, he is survived by his children Vicki Rogers and husband Scott, of Unity, and Eric Pofrter and wife Jan, of Oakland.

AVERILL P. McDONALD, 95, of Randolph, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Avita, of Brunswick. Locally, she is survived by a niece, Marj Morisette, of Vassalboro.

MICHA P. TAYLOR, 41, formerly of China Village, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Auburn. A celebrationof life will be held on Sat., November 17, at 11 a.m., at the China Baptist Church, in China Village.

HARRY W. DIXON JR., 95, of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, in Skowhegan. Locally, he is survived by a daughter-in-law, Gwyn Dixon, of Whitefield.

DOROTHY M. PRESTON, 87, of Damariscotta, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018, in Damariscotta. Locally, she is survived by her son David and his wife Janet, of China.

CORRINE B. BREAULT, 90, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by a nephew, Earl Blanchard and wife Kathy, of Windsor.

ANN G. WISWELL, 89, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at her residence. Locally, she is survived by
her daughter, Nancy Pfeiffer and her husband Alan, of China.

ELSIE L. DORITY, 94, of Waterville, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by her son, Elbridge H. Snow Jr., of Somerville, daughter Joyce Stevens and husband Eugene, and son-in-law Dr. David R. Wood, all of Oakland.

SHIRLEY M. DUDLEY, 72, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, following a long illness. Locally, she is survived by a daughters Carol Ann Manson and husband Kip, of Oakland, and Tammy Loder and husband Jay, of Clinton, and son Ronnie Dudley and partner Norma Allen, of Vassalboro.

SHERINE A. HUGHGILL, 55, of Madison, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. Locally, she is survived by a brother, Glenn C. Hughgill, of Albion.

DERENE A. POOLER, 81, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. Locally, she is survived by her children, Kim Marois and husband Ronald, of China, Scott Pooler and wife Laurie, of Vassalboro, and Todd Pooler, of Augusta.

STEPHEN C. TAYLOR, 44, of Eddington, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medidcal Center, in Bangor, following a life-long battle with uncontrollable Grand Mal seizures. Locally, he is survived by his mother, Pauline Bell and step-father Eugene Bell, of Oakland.

Obituaries, Week of November 22, 2018

ELEANOR B. POULIOT

WINSLOW – Eleanor B. Esancy Poulliot, 99, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Bedside Manor, in Oakland. Eleanor was born in Appleton on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1919.

She was the sixth child of Alice (Payson) and Herbert Esancy.

Her family moved to a farm on Lakeview Drive, in China, when she was ten years old. She attended Erskine Academy, in South China. Eleanor met Frederic J. Poulliot at Dowe’s Dance Pavilion, in South China. They were married September 21, 1935. They built a log home on the Wyman Road, in Winslow, where they lived and raised their family. They enjoyed 70 years together until Freddie’s death in January 2006. She lived in her home independently until shortly after her 98th birthday.

Eleanor worked in the spinning room of the American Woolen Mill, in North Vassalboro, for many years. She was very active in starting Winslow Football Boosters in 1957, while her three sons were playing. She worked on banquets for many years even after her sons graduated. She is the only person who has a Winslow “W” that didn’t participate in a sport to earn it. She was also active in music boosters and was a long-time supporter of Winslow High School and her grandchildren’s various activities. She liked snowmobiling with her children and grandchildren and was a member of the Fort Halifax Snowdrifters for many years. In her later years she welcomed company and the discussions that took place in her kitchen. There were always home baked goodies to share with coffee or tea. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Clarence and Ralph Esancy; her sisters, Gertrude Ring, Hazel Fitzgerald, Doris Bumps-Newcomb, Evelyn Van Gemert, and Charlene Dyer; daughter-in-law, Judith Poulliot; and son-in-law, Laurier Bouchard.

Eleanor is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren: Norbert Poulliot, his daughter Jodi Leclair, husband Kenneth and their two children, Katherine and Joseph; his son Jeff Poulliot and his three children, Andrew, Nicholas, and Jocelyn; Milton Poulliot, wife Sylvia, their daughter Shelly Selwood, husband Joel and their two children, David and Carrie; their son Brian Poulliot, wife Kristy and their two daughters, Natalie and Ashley; Ronald Poulliot, wife Sandra, their sons Kevin Poulliot and Michael Poulliot, wife Lana, and their two sons Matthew and Christopher; and Sherril Bouchard, her three sons, Troy Bouchard, wife Brigette, and their three children Sebastian, Cedric, and Hattie; Scott Bouchard, wife Judi and their two children, Kelsea and Trenton; and Ryan Bouchard; many nieces, nephews, and one sister-in-law, Helen Z. Poulliot,of San Antonio, Texas.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, 304 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901. An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com.

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

TABITHA L. LUCZKOWSKI

WINDSOR – Tabitha Lynn Luczkowski, 28, of Windsor, died unexpectedly Sunday November 4, 2018. She was born in Augusta on January 10, 1990, the daughter of Joseph Luczkowski Sr. and Tamara Schriver.

Tabitha attended local schools and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. Following graduation she got her certification as a CRMA and began working in the home healthcare field.

She was known as a hard worker, loving, caring, and genuine person. Tabitha would walk into any room and the room would brighten up, kids loved her.

Tabitha was predeceased by her grandparents, Dora and Robert Dolan, Paul Schriver, Mary Work, Michael Luczkowski Sr., Phillip Tame; an uncle, Todd Schriver.

She is survived by her parents, Tamara Schriver, of Windsor, and Joseph Luczkowski Sr., of Augusta; a daughter, Vada Luczkowski, of Windsor; three brothers, Anthony Luczkowski, of Windsor, Adam Schriver, of Augusta, Joseph Luczkowski, Jr., of Indiana; two sisters, Leah Cheney, of New Gloucester, Hannah Stayley, of Washington State; two uncles, Donald Work, of Westbrook, Michael Luczkowski, Jr., of Litchfield.

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 Tamara Schriver, 16 Barry Lane, Windsor, ME 04363.

MADELAINE BAUM

BENTON — Madelaine Baum, of Benton, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018. Madelaine was born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1934. She grew up in the Bitterroot Valley, in Montana, where she met and married Ralph Baum. They moved to Washington state, where they had a family of six boys.

After rearing her children, Madelaine started several small businesses, all of which were successful — a word processing firm and a chain of consignment shops in Seattle, Washington, a commercial kitchen serving Hanford Nuclear Works in Richmond, Washington, and an estate sale business.

Upon moving to Maine in 2007, Madelaine was hired at Redington-Fairview Hospital, in Skowhegan, where she not only worked but also made many friends. She thoroughly enjoyed her work and continued working past her 80th birthday.

Madelaine had many interests and developed many skills. She played the piano and autoharp, bred show canaries, hooked rugs, crocheted bedspreads, tablecloths and doilies, and crafted Victorian lampshades. She had a flair for home decorating, using many items she created. During her spare time, she was an avid reader and could often be found with a book in her hands.

Madelaine was predeceased by her son David; and her sisters Eva and Lillian.

She is survived by her sister Frances Avery of Arvada, Colorado; her sons Lawrence, Stephen, Alan, Ken, and Carl; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

STEPHEN SOUTHWICK

ALBION — Stephen Southwick, 47, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Diana; his son, Paul; his daughter, Sarah; and his brothers.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com. Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in his memory be made to Albion Christian Church or: The Jerusalem Prayer Team.

ELDORA STRICKLAND

WINSLOW — Eldora (Dolly) Strickland, of Winslow, passed quietly on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, following a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis. She was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and moved to a dairy farm in Monroe with her parents when she was a toddler.

Eldora was the second born of seven children to Octave Lavway and Lucille (Roberts) Lavway.

Eldora graduated as valedictorian from Monroe High School and was awarded a bachelor of science degree in business education from Husson College, in Bangor. She taught business education at the high school level for over 30 years at Belgrade Center School, in Belgrade, Williams High School, in Oakland, and Messalonskee High School, in Oakland. She served as acting head of her department at Messalonskee High School and retired from teaching in 1989 due to health issues.

Eldora enjoyed knitting, embroidery, reading and attending plays at Lakewood Theatre, in Madison, and Monmouth Theater, in Monmouth. Her favorite subject matter was history, particularly English history. She was also a member of the Maine Teacher’s Association.

Eldora earned respect and admiration from everyone she met and will be remembered with gratitude by acquaintances, family, and students alike.

She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Virginia and Gloria, two brothers, Vincent and Arthur; and a daughter Jean. She is survived by two sisters, Theresa Abbott and Janette Prescott; a daughter, Elizabeth and her companion Robert; two grandsons, Ashley Cully-Strickland, Kyle Boucher and his spouse Darcy; and a great-grandchild, Kylie-Jean.

Arrangements were under the direction of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

MICHAEL O’BRIEN

SOUTH CHINA — Michael O’Brien, 62, died Monday Nov. 12, 2018, following a battle with cancer. He was born in Wilmington, Massachusetts, on July 6, 1956, the first son to the late Neil and Jeanne (Beliveau) O’Brien.

People liked Mike’s mischievous ways and his ability to always come out like a shining star. As a youngster he loved dogs which continued on throughout his life. He played little league in Wilmington, Massachusetts, which started his love of sports. He loved supporting his two sons through their school years watching them play sports as well as coaching and umpiring. As they grew older his entire family benefited from his love of the outdoors: hunting, fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and four wheeling. He loved to teach his boys which had a ripple effect on his entire family.

Mike was a graduate of Belfast High School in 1974. He attended Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, and went on to become a merchant marine. After shipping out for a number of years, he thought it would be better to stay home with his family and went on to start his own business called O’Brien Oil and Propane which he operated, in South China, for 29 years. Through all of his success he never lost sight of the less fortunate, he was a very compassionate and giving person.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Judy O’Brien, of South China ,who he affectionately called Jude; two sons, Christopher Michael O’Brien and his fiancé Krystina Foote; grandchild, Paisley Ann Marie O’Brien, or as Mike called her “Pumpkin” of South China; his second son Benjamin Daniel O’Brien, of Windsor; five siblings, Kathleen Weber and her husband Bill, of Englewood Florida, Donna O’Brien, of Belmont, Daniel O’Brien and his wife Tammy, of Searsmont, Judy Douglas and her husband Scott, of Frenchtown, Montana, and Patricia Cole and her husband Victor, of Tenants Harbor. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangement was under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd, Rt. 32, Windsor.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the: Alfond Cancer Center or to any Humane Society

BARBARA L. HAMMOND

VASSALBORO — Barbara L. Hammond, 81, of Main Street, died Monday, November 12, 2018, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, in Scarborough, following a brief illness. She was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on April 4, 1937, the daughter of Richard L. Kent and Beatrice (MacDonald) Kent.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Hammond was employed as a customer service representative by L.L. Bean for many years.

Her husband, Charles B. Hammond, died on November 12, 2015. She was also predeceased by a son, Craig Hammond; and a daughter, Heather Mayo.

Surviving are five sons: Chris Hammond and Kerry Hammond, both of Milton, New Hampshire, Brian Hammond, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jimmy Hammond, of Vassalboro, and Scott Hammond, of Tampa, Florida; two daughters, Amy L. Hodgson, of Somersworth, N.H., and Lisa Dore of New Durham, New Hampshire; two sisters, Constance Allison, of Hudson, Massachusetts, and Carol Sanborn, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; two brothers, Alan Kent of Sutton, Massachusetts, and Richard Kent, of Worcester, Massachusetts; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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

MANLEY O. GOWER

BENTON – Manley Orrin Gower, 88, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Glenridge Nursing Home, in Augusta. He was born January 9, 1930, in Skowhegan, the son of Lloyd Vernon and Vivian Emily (Corson) Gower.

He was educated in the schools of Skowhegan and graduated from Skowhegan Area High School in 1948. He was a self-employed owner/operator of Manley O. Gower Excavation from 1963 until his retirement in 1985.

He loved to go to camp on Chase Hill and enjoyed hunting and 4-wheeling.

Manley is survived by his son, Ricky A. Gower and fiance Sherri Bearden, of Benton; two daughters, Deborah Wheeler and husband Jerry of Clinton and Rebecca Dixon and husband Douglas, of Benton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by Jean, his wife of 49 years.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Manley’s memory to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04901.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

KENNETH E. WIL­LIAM­­SON, 70, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, following a unexpected illness. Locally, he is survived by daughters Wendy Lee and husband Wayne, of China, and Laurie Roeske and husband Donald, of Clinton; sisters Della Foss and Shiela Bourget, of Clinton, Rose Jenness, of Vassalboro, and Sylvia Glidden, of Waterville.

Obituaries, Week of November 15, 2018

HORACE M. CRAWFORD SR.

ALBION – Horace Maynard Crawford Sr. (Jughead), 82, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was born on June 3, 1936, the son of Edgar Crawford and Ruby Parkhurst Crawford.

He grew up on the family farm in Albion.

He met Katherine Stevens, of Belgrade, they married September 7, 1953. and were happily married for 28 years, until her death in 1981.

Jughead enjoyed driving truck for Blue Rock industries for 37 years until his retirement. He enjoyed spending his time tinkering on cars, loved to go dancing and spending time with his family. After retirement he made trips to the casinos in Maine. For 25 years he was the chief of parking at the East Benton Fiddlers Convention.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Ruby Crawford; wife, Katherine, and brother, Curtis.

He is survived by daughter, Deborah and Ed Prosienski, of Florida, son, Horace Crawford Jr. and Virginia, of Albion; grandchildren, John Daly, of Brunswick, Lance Day, of Massachusetts, Melissa and Rodney-Smart, of Benton, Horace T. Crawford and financé Michelle Kramer, of Waterville; great-grandchildren, Dakota Crawford, Cameron Daly, Rodney Smart II, and Thomas Crawford; sisters, Elizabeth and Billy Fletcher, and Priscilla Bailey, and companion, Mirna Pomerelia.

Per Horace’s request, there are no visiting hours or funeral.

JOHN M FOSTER SR.

VASSALBORO – John M. Foster, Sr., 76, of Vassalboro died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at his home. He was born in Augusta, April 11, 1942, the son of Albert Burleigh, Sr. and Eva (Merrill) Foster.

He became a truck driver at an early age and worked both short and long haul. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating on his cabin cruiser. He did some drag racing as a young man and loved his dogs. John was known as a loving, dedicated husband, father and jokester with a heart of gold and was a great provider and caretaker for his family.

Mr. Foster was predeceased by his wife, Winifred Foster; his daughters, Paula Norton and Eva Foster; his brother, Albert B. Foster, Jr. and a sister, Priscilla Beaulieu.

He is survived by his sons, Darrell Foster and his wife, Dawn, of Augusta and John M. Foster, Jr., of New York; his daughter, Tara Ann Foster, of New York; his sister, Barbara Sprague, of Sidney; his long-time companion, Sandy Esancy; his grandchildren, Larry Porter, Jennifer Glenn, Vincent Foster and Amethyst Foster; his great-grandchildren,Evan and Annabelle Foster; his ten step-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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.

LAWRENCE A. DRAKE

BENTON – Lawrence Aubrey Drake, 76, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1942, in Fort Kent.

Lawrence was one of 20 children born to Stanley E. and Eunice (Hatt) Drake. He graduated from Fort Kent Community High School and then attended New Brunswick Bible Institute, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada, where he met his wife of 55 years, the former Sharon Manson.

Jobs were scarce in the early ‘60s, but, he managed to get employment at W.T. Grant, in Connecticut, selling and installing above ground pools. He later sold life insurance. Back in Maine, he worked at Maine Central Railroad as a blacksmith’s helper. When the railroad eliminated his job, he went to work doing deliveries for Little Debbie and Arnold Bread. He also made appliance deliveries for Sears. Upon retirement, he had more time to devote to church ministries at Clinton Baptist Church. Lawrence loved his church family, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, ushering, and always helping where he could.

He loved the outdoors, especially the glories of Aroostook County where he was born and raised. Hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons always filled him with so much pride and joy.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Sharon (Manson) Drake; sons, James and wife Tami, Jordan and wife Denise; daughter, Jillene Graves and husband Daren; four brothers, five sisters and their spouses; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Eunice Drake; his eldest daughter, Julie Drake Cobb; two of his six brothers; and eight of his 13 sisters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1 p.m., followed by a potluck luncheon at the Clinton Baptist Church, 10 Spring Street, Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lawrence’s memory to Clinton Baptist Church, Van Ministries, P.O. Box 1, Clinton, Me. 04927.

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

DORIS M. IFILL

FAIRFIELD – Doris Mae Ifill, 84, passed away Sundy, November 4, 2018, at Lake­wood Con­tinuing Care Center, in Waterville. She was born March 3, 1934, in Bath, the daughter of Edward and Emma (Rival) Farnham.

She attended Friendship Grammar School and graduated in 1954 from Waldoboro High School. She met Edward I shortly after graduation and they were married December 11, 1955, in Damariscotta. After Edward’s death, she met Richard Nash in 1982 at a singles dance.

Doris was employed for 35 years at Sylvannia, in Waldoboro, in various positions until her retirement as a coil inspector. She was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church and enjoyed dancing, needlecrafts, roller skating, played guitar, liked Elvis, and cherished time spent with family.

She is survived by her life partner of 36 years, Richard Nash, of Fairfield; two sons, Walter Ifill and wife Carol, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Gary Ifill, of Temple, Arizona; two granddaughters, Emily Ifill and Amanda Ifill, both of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandson, Edward J. Ifill, of Edmond, Oklahoma; and sister, Eleanor Robinson, of Rockland.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Ifill in 1978.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Doris’s memory to Lakewood Continuing Care Center, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME 04901.

BERYL M. GLIDDEN

VASSALBORO – Beryl M. Glidden, 88, of Cross Hill Road, died peacefully Thursday, November 8, 2018, at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Windsor, Maine on February 27, 1930, the daughter of John C. Tibbetts and Harriet C. (Greeley) Tibbetts.

Beryl was a graduate of Bingham High School and Mt. Auburn School of Nursing with a bachelor’s degree in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a registered nurse by the VA Maine Hospital at Togus for 30 years.

Her husband, Harlan Glidden, predeceased her in the year 2000. They enjoyed camping, dancing and were life-long partners in raising their four children on the farm.

Survivors include their children, Randall Glidden and his wife Beth; Ellen Goodrich and her husband Richard; Judy Mathiau and her husband Rick; Marsha Googins and her husband Rick, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beryl (Mom) enjoyed large family gatherings and always wanted people to stay longer. She was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed her crossword puzzles, skip-bo, and knitting mittens for all the grandchildren. She was known for her professional sewing skills, gardening, and cooking for family and friends. She was the most gracious person in all aspects of her life. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for contributions to be made in Beryl’s name to:

MaineGeneral Health to benefit Hospice Care: MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04903-0828.

RITA J. POULIN

WINSLOW – Rita Juliette Poulin, 88, passed away on Friday, November 2, 2018 following , a long three week battle to survive a tragic car accident. She was born on August 28, 1930, in Waterville, the daughter of Arthur and Evelina (Loubier) Bisson.

She was educated in the Waterville schools, leaving after the eighth grade to work at the Diamond Match Mill, in Oakland, to help her family. While working at the mill in 1947, Rita saw the man she knew she would spend the rest of her life with, Calvin Poulin. They were married in June of 1948 at Notre Dame Church, in Waterville.

Her husband enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and together, they took off on a life journey full of traveling. Rita boarded a train in November headed to Denver, Colorado, her first time ever leaving New England. This marked the beginning of 21 years of military service on 14 different bases, plus multiple temporary duty assignments; 21 years of creating lifelong friendships with wonderful memories. While stationed in Arkansas, they were blessed with their only child, Calvin, who gave Rita one of the biggest joys in life – being a mom.

Rita was a homemaker upon returning to Maine and a caregiver to her mother for multiple years. She also worked at Leo’s Market, in Winslow, and Cyrway Farm. Her last job, the one she most enjoyed, was in the cafeteria at Waterville High School, retiring in 1992.

Rita enjoyed traveling the country in retirement and visiting family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, baking, boat rides, shopping with friends, watching the Boston Red Sox and Celtics, and much to her son’s dismay, the New England Patriots. She’ll always be remembered for her young at heart attitude, sense of humor, her ability to be a great listener, and always truly caring for and about others.

Rita was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Calvin; her parents; her brothers Perley, Roland, Paul, and sister Estelle Roderick.

Rita is survived by her son, Calvin, his wife, Jeannie; granddaughters, Autumn and Ciera Poulin; her sisters, Lorette Kryzak and Delores Beaulieu, many special nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow, on Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to St. John Regional Catholic School Tuition Assistance, 47 Monument St., Winslow, Maine 04901.

JOSHUA C. PHILLIPS

WINSLOW — Joshua Charles Phillips, 41, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 4, 2018, while hunting in the woods where he grew up. Josh was born in Waterville on August 26, 1977, and was the youngest son of Larry and Shelley Phillips.

Josh graduated from Winslow High School and became a skilled machinist, and for 23 years he took great pride in the work that he did. Joshua lived life the way he wanted with no regrets. He enjoyed the world of racing, from NASCAR to the old days of 6-cylinder racing at Unity Raceway. Josh worked hard with his father and brother to build his first race car and had a great time at it. He enjoyed racing dirt bikes while in junior high and high school and always had that “no fear” attitude even when jumping a rock wall with his peddle bike and breaking his collar bone. He enjoyed the time he spent on his Harley and would ride for hours especially if he had Amber riding behind him.

Joshua built his own home in Winslow for his family and was so proud of this achievement. He loved anything with a motor that went fast. You could always plan on an entertaining and sometime colorful conversation with him, but that’s what we loved the most about him. It was always straight up with Josh. He always looked forward to hunting up north in the fall and bringing home that first load of fire wood from camp. Joshua and his brother, Jeremy have never been any further then a stone’s throw away from one another.

Joshua was also extremely proud to be a Shriner and a Mason.

Joshua is survived by his Mum and Dad; his daughter, Amber Phillips; his stepson, Evan Gammon; his brother and best friend, Jeremy Phillips and his children, Matthew and Madalyn Phillips; his Nana Eva Turner, of Winslow; and Uncle Gary and Aunt Sue Phillips, of Winslow; and many aunts and uncles, and cousins.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com. Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help defray funeral expenses may be made to: Shelley Phillips, 1016 China Rd.Winslow, ME 04901.

ROSE M. WHARY

WINSLOW — Rose Marie Whary, 87, of Winslow, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in her sleep at Lakewood Nursing Home, in Waterville, following a short illness. She was born in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, on September 14, 1931, the daughter of Adelbert J. and Eugenie (LaPrice) Lachance.

She was brought up on a farm in Sidney, graduated from Waterville High School. She was employed by C. F. Hathaway, in Waterville, for 23 years, and later, was employed by Laverdiere’s, in the Winslow and Waterville stores. She married Ronald Whary on June 28, 1957. They had two daughters. She and Ron spent many years traveling over most of the United States, and camping at Green Valley Campground, in Vassalboro, for over 40 years.

Marie is survived by her husband, Retired Winslow Police Chief Ronald Whary, who she was married to for 61 years; daughters, Sharon Ingalls, and Cindy Jones and her husband, Bob; grandchildren, Shelly Clough and her husband, Fred, and Jason Ingalls and his wife, Sherry; and great-granddaughters, Corie Clough, and Sierra Winston and her husband, Chris; and a great-great granddaughter, Josie; many nieces and nephews.

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

ELEANOR B. POULIOT

WINSLOW – Eleanor B. Esancy Poulliot, 99, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at Bedside Manor, in Oakland. Eleanor was born in Appleton on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1919.

She was the sixth child of Alice (Payson) and Herbert Esancy.

Her family moved to a farm on Lakeview Drive, in China, when she was ten years old. She attended Erskine Academy, in South China. Eleanor met Frederic J. Poulliot at Dowe’s Dance Pavilion, in South China. They were married September 21, 1935. They built a log home on the Wyman Road, in Winslow, where they lived and raised their family. They enjoyed 70 years together until Freddie’s death in January 2006. She lived in her home independently until shortly after her 98th birthday.

Eleanor worked in the spinning room of the American Woolen Mill, in North Vassalboro, for many years. She was very active in starting Winslow Football Boosters in 1957, while her three sons were playing. She worked on banquets for many years even after her sons graduated. She is the only person who has a Winslow “W” that didn’t participate in a sport to earn it. She was also active in music boosters and was a long-time supporter of Winslow High School and her grandchildren’s various activities. She liked snowmobiling with her children and grandchildren and was a member of the Fort Halifax Snowdrifters for many years. In her later years she welcomed company and the discussions that took place in her kitchen. There were always home baked goodies to share with coffee or tea. Eleanor was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Clarence and Ralph Esancy; her sisters, Gertrude Ring, Hazel Fitzgerald, Doris Bumps-Newcomb, Evelyn Van Gemert, and Charlene Dyer; daughter-in-law, Judith Poulliot; and son-in-law, Laurier Bouchard.

Eleanor is survived by her four children, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren: Norbert Poulliot, his daughter Jodi Leclair, husband Kenneth and their two children, Katherine and Joseph; his son Jeff Poulliot and his three children, Andrew, Nicholas, and Jocelyn; Milton Poulliot, wife Sylvia, their daughter Shelly Selwood, husband Joel and their two children, David and Carrie; their son Brian Poulliot, wife Kristy and their two daughters, Natalie and Ashley; Ronald Poulliot, wife Sandra, their sons Kevin Poulliot and Michael Poulliot, wife Lana, and their two sons Matthew and Christopher; and Sherril Bouchard, her three sons, Troy Bouchard, wife Brigette, and their three children Sebastian, Cedric, and Hattie; Scott Bouchard, wife Judi and their two children, Kelsea and Trenton; and Ryan Bouchard; many nieces, nephews, and one sister-in-law, Helen Z. Poulliot,of San Antonio, Texas.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, 304 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901. An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.familyfirstfh.com.

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

TABITHA L. LUCZKOWSKI

WINDSOR – Tabitha Lynn Luczkowski, 28, of Windsor, died unexpectedly Sunday November 4, 2018. She was born in Augusta on January 10, 1990, the daughter of Joseph Luczkowski Sr. and Tamara Schriver.

Tabitha attended local schools and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. Following graduation she got her certification as a CRMA and began working in the home healthcare field.

She was known as a hard worker, loving, caring, and genuine person. Tabitha would walk into any room and the room would brighten up, kids loved her.

Tabitha was predeceased by her grandparents, Dora and Robert Dolan, Paul Schriver, Mary Work, Michael Luczkowski Sr., Phillip Tame; an uncle, Todd Schriver.

She is survived by her parents, Tamara Schriver, of Windsor, and Joseph Luczkowski Sr., of Augusta; a daughter, Vada Luczkowski, of Windsor; three brothers, Anthony Luczkowski, of Windsor, Adam Schriver, of Augusta, Joseph Luczkowski, Jr., of Indiana; two sisters, Leah Cheney, of New Gloucester, Hannah Stayley, of Washington State; two uncles, Donald Work, of Westbrook, Michael Luczkowski, Jr., of Litchfield.

A celebration of Tabitha’s life will be held on November 17, from noon, to 4 p.m., at the American Legion Post #4, 46 Griffin St., Gardiner. Burial will be 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 Tamara Schriver, 16 Barry Lane, Windsor, ME 04363.

OTHERS DEPARTED

ANN G. WISWELL, 89, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at her residence. Locally, she is survived by her daughter, Nancy Pfeiffer and her husband Alan, of China.

BEVERLY A. PREBLE, 78, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a son, Brett Hoskins and wife Kelley, of Vassalboro, and a daughter, Penny Bard and husband David, of Oakland.

Obituaries, Week of November 8, 2018

HORACE M. CRAWFORD SR.

ALBION – Horace Maynard Crawford Sr. (Jughead), 82, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 20, 2018. He was born on June 3, 1936, the son of Edgar Crawford and Ruby Parkhurst Crawford.

He grew up on the family farm in Albion.

He met Katherine Stevens, of Belgrade, they married September 7, 1953. and were happily married for 28 years, until her death in 1981.

Jughead enjoyed driving truck for Blue Rock industries for 37 years until his retirement. He enjoyed spending his time tinkering on cars, loved to go dancing and spending time with his family. After retirement he made trips to the casinos in Maine. For 25 years he was the chief of parking at the East Benton Fiddlers Convention.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edgar and Ruby Crawford; wife, Katherine, and brother, Curtis.

He is survived by daughter, Deborah and Ed Prosienski, of Florida, son, Horace Crawford Jr. and Virginia, of Albion; grandchildren, John Daly, of Brunswick, Lance Day, of Massachusetts, Melissa and Rodney-Smart, of Benton, Horace T. Crawford and financé Michelle Kramer, of Waterville; great-grandchildren, Dakota Crawford, Cameron Daly, Rodney Smart II, and Thomas Crawford; sisters, Elizabeth and Billy Fletcher, and Priscilla Bailey, and companion, Mirna Pomerelia.

Per Horace’s request, there are no visiting hours or funeral.

JOHN M FOSTER SR.

VASSALBORO – John M. Foster, Sr., 76, of Vassalboro died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at his home. He was born in Augusta, April 11, 1942, the son of Albert Burleigh, Sr. and Eva (Merrill) Foster.

He became a truck driver at an early age and worked both short and long haul. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating on his cabin cruiser. He did some drag racing as a young man and loved his dogs. John was known as a loving, dedicated husband, father and jokester with a heart of gold and was a great provider and caretaker for his family.

Mr. Foster was predeceased by his wife, Winifred Foster; his daughters, Paula Norton and Eva Foster; his brother, Albert B. Foster, Jr. and a sister, Priscilla Beaulieu.

He is survived by his sons, Darrell Foster and his wife, Dawn, of Augusta and John M. Foster, Jr., of New York; his daughter, Tara Ann Foster, of New York; his sister, Barbara Sprague, of Sidney; his long-time companion, Sandy Esancy; his grandchildren, Larry Porter, Jennifer Glenn, Vincent Foster and Amethyst Foster; his great-grandchildren,Evan and Annabelle Foster; his ten step-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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.

FORD N. POWELL

WHITEFIELD – Ford Nelson Powell, 76, of Whitefield, died Tuesday, October 23, 2018. He was born April 25, 1942.

He loved spending time with and helping friends. He loved his parents, Carl Milliken and Dorothy Marston Powell, of Washington. He loved his career work in Human Services, where he accomplished much.

Ford’s ability to envision started early and continued throughout his career. He initiated and developed programs Maine did not have. In 1972 he set up the Food Stamp Program for Maine, as its first manager. In 1979 he implemented Maine’s Medicaid Program as its first director. In 1985 he developed Maine’s Third Party Liability Program, recovery that earned recognition as the top national program for seven yearss running, bringing the national conference to Maine by regaining $16 million in misspent Medicaid funds and cost-avoiding $30 million annually. He consulted privately after retiring.

Ford grew up on Stickney coroner, in Washington, without inside plumbing and with food and family insecurity. He found that running fast and being quick were critical defenses in facing neighborhood bullies. Washington’s Walker Scholarship funded his study at UMO. Raking and hauling wild blueberries, DOT road and bridge work, Farmingdale recreation supervisor, unsuccessful mechanical work with his father, and Donnelley Publishing, in Connecticut, provided early life exposure.

Retirement meant Ford could putter––drive tractor, fell trees for firewood, build encircling stone walls, act as a “road commissioner” on his mile-long driveway, and enjoy pool, poker. and travel with family and old friends: Mike, John, Jim, and Andy,

Perhaps his early life experiences made him the generous person who opened his home to many in need––Crystal, Donnie, Aunt Gladys, Sharon and Haley, Cathy, and his parents. Although his dream of playing for the Red Sox didn’t materialize, Ford, and pals, Dick Turner and Jim Tukey, instilled competitive drive in many Augusta Babe Ruth baseball players over many seasons.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Judy; and sisters Dale Brann and husband Doug and Wendy Carr, all of Washington, and Beth Dumas and husband Philip, of Davenport, Florida; nephews, niece and extended family.

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

LAWRENCE A. DRAKE

BENTON – Lawrence Aubrey Drake, 76, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1942, in Fort Kent.

Lawrence was one of 20 children born to Stanley E. and Eunice (Hatt) Drake. He graduated from Fort Kent Community High School and then attended New Brunswick Bible Institute, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada, where he met his wife of 55 years, the former Sharon Manson.

Jobs were scarce in the early ‘60s, but, he managed to get employment at W.T. Grant, in Connecticut, selling and installing above ground pools. He later sold life insurance. Back in Maine, he worked at Maine Central Railroad as a blacksmith’s helper. When the railroad eliminated his job, he went to work doing deliveries for Little Debbie and Arnold Bread. He also made appliance deliveries for Sears. Upon retirement, he had more time to devote to church ministries at Clinton Baptist Church. Lawrence loved his church family, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, ushering, and always helping where he could.

He loved the outdoors, especially the glories of Aroostook County where he was born and raised. Hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons always filled him with so much pride and joy.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Sharon (Manson) Drake; sons, James and wife Tami, Jordan and wife Denise; daughter, Jillene Graves and husband Daren; four brothers, five sisters and their spouses; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Eunice Drake; his eldest daughter, Julie Drake Cobb; two of his six brothers; and eight of his 13 sisters.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 1 p.m., followed by a potluck luncheon at the Clinton Baptist Church, 10 Spring Street, Clinton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lawrence’s memory to Clinton Baptist Church, Van Ministries, P.O. Box 1, Clinton, Me. 04927.

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

LLOYD A. YORK JR.

OAKLAND – On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Lloyd Allen York, Jr., 49, passed away unexpectedly in his home. Lloyd was born on December 12, 1968, in Waterville, to Lloyd York, Sr. and Pamela Chartrand.

He married Lisa York (Cyr), on September 25, 1999. He had three daughters, Rebekah Cyr, Sonya Webb (Cyr), and Alexis York.

His naturally caring and giving nature made him an excellent listener and an amazing friend to everyone who knew him. He was an exceptional husband and father and a proud grandfather. He loved going to NASCAR races with friends, was an avid New York Giants fan, and avid coin collector, as well as an animal lover.

He was predeceased by his father Lloyd York, Sr. and four uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa York; mother, Pamela Chartrand; grandmother, Laura Stevens; sister, Julie York; stepmother, Brenda York; three daughters; two grandchildren; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at a later
date.

In lieu of flowers and to honor Lloyd’s love of all animals, donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area.

DAVID S. JACKSON JR.

SOUTH CHINA – David Stanley Jackson Jr., 49, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 26, 2018, doing what he loved the most, helping his family. David was born to Marjorie and David Jackson Sr., in Augusta, on June 13, 1969.

David could always be counted on when you needed help with a fixer upper, a DJ for your special event, creating a website, or fixing your computer. This was true of his character regardless of whether you could pay for the work or not.

David was a graduate of Gardiner Area High School, class of 1987. While a student, he enjoyed singing in chorus and was the president of the Audio Visual Club for four years. In those younger years, he also enjoyed spending time with his grandparents at their camp on Rangeley Lake.

David always had a passion for playing good music. In the 1980s, he began his own successful DJ-ing business, DJ Productions, and right up to the time of his death David was still doing gigs, as well as providing sound and lighting equipment for local live bands. David worked for several different companies over the years but was the happiest when he worked for himself. He studied for many years and became a communications expert, and an expert in graphic arts and desktop publishing. He was an Adobe Illustrator Teacher and enjoyed mastering all of the Adobe Products. David made anything from flyers for mailings, restaurant menus, place-mats, commercials, and signs. He enjoyed building and working on his and his sister’s house.

He loved following in his father’s footsteps installing plumbing and heating and electrical systems. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He loved to cook and spending time with family. He was also an avid lover of animals.

David is survived by his partner, Shad Harris; his father David Jackson, Sr., of Vassalboro; his mother Marge Chaplin and husband Merle, of Augusta; two sisters, Kim St. Amand and husband Rick, of Vassalboro, and their children Benjamin and Timothy Farnsworth, Sharon Jackson-Jasper and wife Tina and their children, Elatia Gregoire, Ceejai Easler, and Keloun Mann; his only brother, Todd Jackson, of Augusta, and his two children, Joshua Folsom and Raylee Jackson.

There will be no public funeral, however a Celebration of Life will be announced for a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral and Cremation Services, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.

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 toward cremation expenses to: Sharon Jackson-Jasper, P.O. Box 163, East Winthrop ME 04343.

OTHERS DEPARTED

BEVERLY A. PREBLE, 78, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a son, Brett Hoskins and wife Kelley, of Vassalboro, and a daughter, Penny Bard and husband David, of Oakland.

KENNETH E. WILLIAMSON, 70, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018, following a unexpected illness. Locally, he is survived by daughters Wendy Lee and husband Wayne, of China, and Laurie Roeske and husband Donald, of Clinton; sisters Della Foss and Shiela Bourget, of Clinton, Rose Jenness, of Vassalboro, and Sylvia Glidden, of Waterville.

HELEN B. FURROW, 97, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018. Locally, she is survived by grandchildren Dan Parsons and wife Bonnie of Unity Plantation, Ronnie Furrow and partner Lisa Keay, of South China, Wendy Furrow Cross and husband Peter, of Sidney, and Theresa Parsons, of Unity.

CECIL R. PORTER, 86, formerly of Brooks, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at a Waterville hospital. Locally, he is survived by his children Vicki Rogers and husband Scott, of Unity, and Eric Pofrter and wife Jan, of Oakland.

AVERILL P. McDONALD, 95, of Randolph, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Avita, of Brunswick. Locally, she is survived by a niece, Marj Morisette, of Vassalboro.

MICHA P. TAYLOR, 41, formerly of China Village, passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in Auburn. A celebration of life will be held on Sat., November 17, at 11 a.m., at the China Baptist Church, in China Village.

HARRY W. DIXON JR., 95, of Skowhegan, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, in Skowhegan. Locally, he is survived by a daughter-in-law, Gwyn Dixon, of Whitefield.

CORRINE B. BREAULT, 90, of Madison, passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by a nephew, Earl Blanchard and wife Kathy, of Windsor.