Obituaries for Thursday, May 16, 2019

HARRY E. PHILLIPS

­WINSLOW – Harry E. Phillips, 89, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019, at his home. He was born Dec­em­ber 11, 1929, in South Hamp­ton Township, New Jersey, the son of Alonzo F. And Dorothy M. (Wells) Phillips.

He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army until his honorable discharge. He worked for many years, in various jobs in the shoe shop industry.

Harry is survived by his son, Daniel E. Phillips and Partner Erika R. Bottjer, of Winslow; two sisters, Gladys Pyle, and Beatrice Bachman, both of New Jersey; two brothers, Ronnie Phillips and wife Rose, of New Jersey, Warren Phillips and wife Sue, of South Carolina; sister-in-law, Frances Phillips and family, of New Jersey; two granddaughters, Samantha D. Perry and husband Andrew, of Fairfield, Tabatha L. Phillips, of Anson; grandson, Tyler D. Humphrey and partner Haley Friend, of Waterville; three nieces, Karen Pyle, Myra (Bachman) Conover and Debbie (Bachman) Latshaw, all of New Jersey; two nephews, Scott Phillips, of North Carolina, and Ronny and wife Rhonda (Smith) Phillips, of South Carolina.

A Celebration of Life will be held in New Jersey for family and friends at a future date, a private celebration of life gathering to be held locally.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Harry’s memory to the Alfond Cancer Center 39 Old Belgrade Rd., Augusta, Maine 04330.

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

ARTHUR N. LARSEN

WINSLOW – Arthur Neil Larsen, 74, of Winslow, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Augusta Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Waterville on October 18, 1944, to Bernard and Rosie (Hunne­well) Larsen.

In his youth, Arthur attended Waterville schools and graduated from Waterville High School in 1963. In October of 1963, he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Hamilton, in New York, after basic training. He then was sent to serve in Munich, Germany, until his honorable discharge in September 1966. He also served as a reservist until October 1969. Later, he was awarded a National Defense Service Medal.

On September 28, 1968, he married the former Joan Bergeron, of Oakland, and began their life together, locating in Winslow, where they celebrated each other through 50 years of marriage.

Early on in their married life, Arthur worked for Barrows Mayflower as an accountant. Later, he was employed by KVCAP as their transportation director, where he initiated the public busing service that continues to aid the greater Waterville and Augusta area to this day. He also took classes at Thomas College, in Waterville, at this time. His favorite years of employment were served at Larsen’s Variety—his convenience store/gas station, where he worked with his wife Joan and his children Arthur and Melissa. There he spread his goodness and humor to locals and patrons with a friendly smile and a helpful hand. He was also a loyal member and former president of the Lions Club.

During his younger years, he collected stamps and rare coins that he later used to share stories with his grandchildren. His love of history and family lineage sent him on a genealogy journey after his retirement that spanned approximately 15 years. He gathered research from cemeteries and libraries across the state and spent a lot of time at the Winslow Public Library. He also became ‘savy,’ connecting with other genealogists through Facebook. He loved the outdoors, which included feeding the birds and weeding his flower gardens; he may have had a few encounters with a squirrel or two. Watching golf on TV was also a beloved pastime. Above all, his most precious moments came from spending time with his family.

Arthur is survived by his wife Joan; son Arthur B. Larsen and wife Sheri, of Winslow; daughter Melissa Stanley, of Fairfield; grandchildren Joshua, Jacob, Katelynn and boyfriend Jacob Grenier, and Caleb-Jared (Larsen); grandchildren Samantha and boyfriend Dylan Young, Michael Jr., and Shelby (Stanley); sister-in-law Linda Nelson and sons, Dana and Chester; sister-in-law Evangeline Davidson and husband Robert; sister-in-law Shirley (Bard) Huard; sister-in-law Joyce Larsen-Lord; and numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great nieces.

He was predeceased by his father Bernard Larsen, mother Rosie Larsen, brother Allan Larsen, son-in-law Michael Stanley Sr., brother-in-law Dana Nelson Sr., brother Earl Shaw, sister-in-law Carol Bard and her husband Emile, and brother-in-law Clifford Haines Jr.

RICHARD E. BEALE

WINSLOW – Richard Earl Beale, 80, a 24-year veteran of the United State Air Force, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his home in Winslow. He was born October 23, 1938, in Danforth, the son of Elijah M and Lilla B (Scott) Beale.

He was educated in the schools of Danforth and graduated from Clinton High School in 1957. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the Unihted State Air Force until his honorable discharge in 1982. He was employed at Pratt and Whiney Aircraft prior to his career in the military, and with VIP Auto after his retirement from 1984 – 1987. He was a member of the Clinton Lions Club and the U.S. Air Force Association.

Richard is survived by his partner of 23 years, Anna Gerald; his children, William Michael Beale and his wife Diane, of Las Vegas, Nevada, Laura Hatfield, of Waterville, Richard Beale and his wife Karen, of Yuba City, California, Mailissa Cavanaugh and her husband Andrew, of Indian Springs, Florida, Mary Dowe and her husband Richard, of Windsor, and James Beale; his sister Mary Randall, of Augusta, sister-in-law Drena Beale, of Florida, and brother-in- law Peter Levesque, of Oakland; 21 grandchildren and too many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members to list.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, his brother Robert Beale, his sisters Margaret Bailey, Verna Proctor, Arlene Beauregard, and Virginia Levesque; his son Robert Mark Beale and the mother of his children Ruth Elaine (Hawes) Beale.

A Celebration of life will be held at the Brown Memorial Methodist Church at 36 Church St, Clinton, ME at a.m., on Saturday, June 22, 2019, followed by a graveside internment.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, C/O Maine General Office of Philanthropy, PO BOX 828, Waterville, ME 04901-0828.

RAYMOND A. PELLETIER

WINSLOW — Raymond Adrien Pelletier, 89, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 28, 2019. He was born on December 23, 1929, at the beginning of the Great De­pression, the eleventh of twelve children of Patrick and Desneiges (Plante) Pelletier.

Despite having been raised in poverty and having faced great adversity throughout his lifetime, he demonstrated determination, resourcefulness, frugality, integrity, vitality, grit, sincerity, kindness, and resilience, modeling these qualities for his family and friends.

Raymond, the first in his family to graduate high school, attended Winslow High School, class of 1948. He was on the Periscope staff and participated in numerous sports, lettering in baseball and football. During the final game of his senior year, he scored the game-winning touchdown against Lawrence High School. He was later selected as a running back on the All-Maine Team.

After high school, he attended Coburn Classical Institute, in Waterville, until its closure. He then attended the University of Cincinnati, but withdrew due to financial constraints. In 1950, he enlisted in the Navy where he rose to the rank of Ensign 1 as a diesel engine mechanic in the Engineering Division aboard the Battleship USS Wisconsin.

In 1952, he married Jeanne I. Poulin, his high school sweetheart. In 1954, Raymond received an honorable discharge and returned to Winslow. Under the GI Bill, he attended the University of Maine at Orono where he studied chemical engineering. Following his freshman year, he withdrew to support his growing family. Though never able to complete his college degree, he instilled his value for education in all of his children, each of whom graduated from Harvard University and subsequently became his “dream team” of professionals in the fields of education, engineering, finance, law, and medicine.

From 1955 to 1992, Raymond worked as a union ironworker and became a 65-year member of Ironworkers Local #496. He contributed to the construction of U.S. Navy communication towers, U.S. Department of Defense nuclear missile silos, bridges, paper mills, and numerous commercial and public buildings, including the Maine State Capitol Building and several hospitals. After retirement from active construction work in 1992, he continued for over a decade to serve as an instructor of rigging, reinforcing, and welding for the ironworkers apprenticeship program and the Maine Technical College System. He was a lifetime member the American Legion, Post Number 5, in Waterville and the Winslow VFW Post 8835.

He is survived by his partner and fiancée of 30 years, Martha (Grindall) Audet; his six children, Ronald Pelletier and wife Ning Sawangjaeng, of Lincolnville, Janice Pelletier and husband Len Kass, of Orono, Karen Pelletier and partner Anu Makynen, of Portland, Mark Pelletier and wife Leslie King Pelletier, of Winslow, Dominic Pelletier and wife Beth Audet Pelletier, of Raymond, and Jeffrey Pelletier and wife Lilly Ampai Chiu Pelletier, of Manhattan Beach, California; 11 grandchildren; two step-children; many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In 1989, Raymond met Martha Audet while working at Scott Paper Company, in Winslow. Raymond became an important part of the lives of Martha’s children: Arlene and David McLean of Winslow, John and Ashley Audet of Winslow, and Beth and Dominic Pelletier; and Martha’s 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Raymond was predeceased by his parents; ex-wife and mother to his six children, Jeanne (Poulin) Pelletier; brothers, Patrick, Rudolph, Gerard, Lucien (Mike), Leopold, Armand, Robert, Joseph (Donald), sisters, Anne Marie Mailloux, Juliette, Cecile Ellis; nephew, Patrick Ellis, and several other nieces and nephews; and daughter-in-law, Nancy (Willey) Pelletier.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, foraging, gardening, driving, traveling, and helping his children and grandchildren with home-building and maintenance. His skills with all things mechanical, as well as his work ethic, both on and off the job, were considered legendary.

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

Out of respect to those with allergic conditions and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Raymond’s memory to: Winslow High School Athletics, Winslow High School, 20 Danielson St., Winslow, ME 04901.

Obituaries for Thursday, May 9, 2019

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
JOSEPH A. LEE

WINDSOR – Joseph A. Lee, 57 passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Rest Haven Cemetery, Ridge Road, Windsor (Route 32).

PEARL THERIAULT

VASSALBORO – Pearl Theriault, 85, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, after having dementia for five years. Born on July 30, 1933, in Fort Kent, Pearl was the oldest of six children of the late Paul and Alma Bard.

She met her husband, Raymond Theriault, otherwise known as “Zoo” at the family store in Fort Kent. They were married on December 31, 1951, and shared 52 years of marriage together until his passing in 2003. During their marriage, they had six children. They began their life in Fort Kent and eventually moved to central Maine after their first two children were born.

After raising her children, Pearl returned to the work force. She worked for various employers, ending her career at Hannaford, at JFK Plaza, in Waterville, as a cashier at the age of 77. Wherever Pearl worked she earned the respect of her co-workers and management for her style and ability to connect with others. She could talk like no other and this was evident when customers would line up for her specifically to cash out their groceries. She thoroughly enjoyed her job at Hannaford and seeing her friends, customers and co-workers, daily.

Pearl was a talented woman who could knit, crochet and sew, including making quilts for her family, including all of her children. In her earlier days, she could be found cooking for a family gathering, attending church or dancing with her husband. She also had a fondness for collecting angels.

As dementia set in for Pearl, she moved in with her daughter, Rae Ann and family.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband; her son, Terry Theriault; her sister, Doris Robinson; and her brother, Roland Bard.

Pearl will be sadly missed by her children, Gary Theriault and wife Patti, of Lincoln, Dana Theriault and wife Cheryl, of Fort Kent, Randy Theriault and companion Robin Chretien, of Farmington, Peggy Pelletier and husband Edmond, of Fort Kent, and Rae Ann Lajoie and companion, Jennifer Stevens, of Vassalboro; three remaining siblings, Jo-Jo Boudreau, Mary Anne Pooler, and Roger Bard; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several other family members.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: End Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.

WARREN L. NICHOLS III

SOUTH CHINA – Warren L. Nichols III passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, following a long illness. He was known by most people by his two nicknames, “Skeeter” or “Munchkin”. He was born on March 18, 1953, in Augusta, son of Warren L. Nichols Jr. and Norma Plummer Nichols.

He graduated from Cony High School and joined the U.S. Marine Corp, where he proudly served until his discharge. He then returned to Augusta and worked for several auto garages until he became disabled.

Skeet always put other first, helping anyone in need. He could cheer you up with his laugh and jokes. He was a warm ray of sunshine to ease your woes. He had a heart larger than himself.

He was predeceased by his parents; grandparents; and sister, Carolee Jean Fitzgerald.

Skeet is survived by his daughter, Lorena Clark; and grandchildren, Erin, Kaylynn, Nickolas, and Emryss; sister, Penny A. Dall and husband, Darrell; nieces, Tammie L. Nichols and Brandy A. Dail; nephew, Luke M. Fitzgerald; and Aunt Diane P. St. Pierre and family; as well as several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A burial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Maine Veterans Memorial cemetery, 147 Blue Star Avenue, Augusta.

WINDY W. BIZIER

VASSALBORO – Windy WenJuan Bizier, 40, of Vassalboro, passed away unexpectedly in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, April 15, 2019. She was born in Suzhou, China, on June 11, 1978, the daughter of Lu Genmu and Manman Huang.

She worked for the Augusta School Department as an educational technician and also tutored the Chinese language to a variety of students over the last 15 years.

She won the highest achievement in the nation when pursuing her cosmetology’s license.

Windy was a friend to everyone she met. She was the most beautiful, loving, passionate woman in the world who loved gardening in her very large flower garden, feeding the homeless and always willing to help the elderly.

Windy is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Bizier; son, Dominique Bizier, of Vassalboro; her father, Lu Genmu; and brother, Wenquan.

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

YVONNE G. O’CLAIR

WATERVILLE – Yvonne (Goodrich) O’Clair, 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Yvonne was born on January 3, 1932, in Waterville, to Elmer and Marie “Rose” (Belanger) Goodrich.

Yvonne was a strong, independent and honest woman. Her optimistic humor kept the entire family in smiles. She enjoyed the simple things in life like watching old cowboy shows, building puzzles, knitting, making homemade bread and caring for her family.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her two brothers, Leroy and Percy; two sisters, Louise Pomerleau and Marie Nutter; and one son, Alfred O’Clair.

She is survived by one brother, William “Bill” and one sister, Bernice Kelley; four sons, Fred, of Oakland, James and Peter, of Waterville, and Percy, of Albion; two daughters, Mary O’Clair, of Winslow, and Betty Lovely, of Vassalboro; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their children.

A private family gathering will be held in May.

SHIRLEY M. WILLIAMS

CHINA – On April 22, 2019, Shirley M. Williams, 69, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019, at her home in China, following a heroic fight with cancer. Shirley was born on February 12, 1950, to Frances and Leslie Martin, in Gardiner.

Shirley grew up in Richmond and had a close relationship with her Nana throughout her childhood. Shirley graduated from Richmond High School in 1969.

Shirley worked for Thadius Barber for 24 years at his multiple stores. She thought very highly of Thad, Rita, Tom, and all of her co-workers considering them all her “second family” and loved them very much. She worked for Thad until November 18, 2018, at Fieldstone’s Quickstop, in South China. During Shirley’s employment at Fieldstones, she formed special friendships with her customers. She will continue to be treasured and well-respected by the community that she lived in. Prior to this, Shirley was a devoted stay-at-home mother to her children.

In Shirley’s earlier years she enjoyed going out dancing and was the person everyone came to when they needed a cake decorated for occasions such as birthdays or weddings because she did such beautiful work. As of recent, in Shirley’s free-time throughout the entire year she could be found shopping in preparation for the holidays in hopes of surprising her family as they walked into her living room on Christmas mornings. Shirley’s family looked forward to “family nights” with Mom/Mimi. Shirley would make a homecooked meal per family member’s requests on these nights and they would sit down for a game of Yahtzee afterwards. Shirley cherished these special moments spent with her family. Shirley was a very generous, big-hearted, selfless person and even throughout her battle with cancer was always supportive of those around her and willing to help them in anyway she could.

Shirley is survived by her children: Donald L. Williams, of China; Charmeny A. Williams, of China; Lorena M. Clark, of Skowhegan; George H. Williams and wife, Sheryl, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Troy D. Williams and wife, Jessica, of China; her grandchildren: Steven Hamel, Ryan Hamel, Shirlynn Sears, Shaine Staples, Aarick Staples, Erin Clark, Hunter Williams, Tyonna Williams, Abbey Gordon, Kaylynn Clark, Nickolos Clark, Emryss Clark, Collin Williams; her great-grandchildren: Lincoln Hamel, Levi Hamel; her sister; Jo Anne Fox, of Fairhaven, Massachusetts; and many other family and friends.

Shirley was predeceased by her daughter: Erica J. Hamel; her brother Joseph Martin; her sisters Donna Derr, and Norine Martin; her parents Frances and Leslie Martin; her nephews William Fox, and Tracey Derr; and her cousin Gregory Wilson.

Services will be held at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Rte. 32, Windsor on Saturday, May 4, at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, you can send any donations to: Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, c/o MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME, 04903-0828.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

BARBARA W. MORSE, 84, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived a daughter, Beverly Busque and her husband André, of Fairfield.

WILLIAM W. NUTTING, 80, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medidcal Center, following a brief illness. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Lisa Lapointe, of Vassalboro.

LORRAINE R. CHIPMAN, 87, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Locally, she is survived by her daughters Donna Dionne and her significant other John Fisher, of Vassalboro, and Pamela Dudley, of Waterville.

Obituaries for Thursday, May 2, 2019

DENNIS B. TOWLE

SOUTH CHINA – Dennis B. Towle, 71, of Lakeview Drive, South China, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Androscoggin Hospice House, in Auburn. Dennis was born on May 28, 1947, in Dover, New Hampshire. He was the son of John W Towle and Ruth L. (Smith) Towle.

After completing high school, Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and received training in electronics. He later worked for an electronics company in California and most recently was employed as an electronics analyst at Digital Corporation, in Augusta.

Dennis enjoyed spending time with his friend, Mary, frequently visiting local South China restaurants and ice cream shops. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and indulging in his hobby of prospecting.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by his brother, John A. Towle of Virginia Beach, VA; his first wife, Elizabeth (Czelust) Towle; and his second wife, Doris (Sirois) Towle.

Dennis is survived by his brother, Lesley Towle, of Palmyra; his stepson, Donald Sirois, of South China; stepdaughter, Jean A. Breton, of South China; and his dear friends, Mary Freeman, of South China, and Ronald Breton, of South China.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, May 5th at 2 p.m. at the South China Community Church. Burial will be at a later date at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

MICHAEL A. GILBERT

BENTON — Michael “Mickey” A. Gilbert, 58, of Benton, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at his home. He was born May 14, 1960, in Waterville, one of six boys of Lester and Jane (Laury) Gilbert.

Mickey graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 1978.

Mickey enjoyed camping in the middle of nowhere, campfires, fishing, spending time at his camp in New Sharon and gardening. One of his passions in life was buying and selling anything he could make a buck on. Mickey had many fond memories and stories of going to Red Sox and New England Patriots games with family.

Mickey was most recently employed at Albion Manufacturing.

Mickey was predeceased by his parents Lester and Jane (Laury) Gilbert; and his wife Carol Gilbert.

Mickey leaves behind sons, Nick Gallaway and wife Kristina, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Jim Leclair and wife Nicole, of Norridgewock; grandchildren, Olivia, Ricki, Tyler and Jill; brothers, Allen Gilbert and wife Vicki, of Oakland, Robert Gilbert, of Farmingdale, David Gilbert and wife Rhonda, of Linneus, Edward Gilbert and wife Sheila, of Clinton, Steven Gilbert and wife Michele, of Belgrade; Godson, Alexander Gilbert, of Belgrade; several nieces and nephews.

Private burial service for family will be held at Pond Cemetery, in Unity.

Mickeys Celebration of Life will be held on May 18, 2019, at his residence at 128 Albion Rd., Benton, at 2 p.m. His family is hoping all friends and family will come celebrate and share stories and memories about Mickey. His family will be providing food. Please bring a chair and stories and come enjoy the afternoon.

EDWARD E. LEARY

AUGUSTA — Edward E. Leary, of Palermo, and Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at his home, in Augusta. He was born on January 3, 1935, in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, son of Eugene and Margaret (Craik) Leary.

He married the former Janice Anderson on December 28, 1957.

Edward spent eight years in the naval reserves and several years in law enforcement in various capacities in state and local government, and then with the Maine Department of Transportation, retiring in 1988. He was particularly proud of his police work and spoke often of his experiences. Edward was a special man of high integrity. He was honest, straightforward, a true friend and companion, and a loyal husband who expected no less from his family, friends, and business contacts.

Edward maintained collections of fishing equipment, bicycles, knives, coins, and was respected for his knowledge of the value and history of each item. He spent most of his earlier years fishing in his spare time. Edward especially enjoyed the Spencer Lake area near Jackman, and the Rockwood area on Moosehead Lake. He visited those places his whole life, even after he had made his final cast.

Edward was predeceased by his infant son, Sean Edward; sister, Margaret “Peggy” in 1984; and his wife, Janice in 2014.

He is survived by three sons and their families, Shannon M. Leary and Rita Silvia, of Oakland, Edward Sean Leary and Amy Giles, of Portland, and Frank P. and Susan Leary, of Palermo; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren, Erin Faulhaber and her daughters Madilyn Kennedy and Amelia Faulhaber, of Clayton, North Carolina, and Kevin Leary, of Manchester, (daughter, grandchildren, and son of Shannon), and Paige and Kelby Leary, of Palermo, daughters of Frank and Susan.

A graveside ceremony will be announced at a later date at the Smith Cemetery, in Palermo, where Edward will join his wife and together they will rest.

EDWARD BELANGER

OAKLAND — Edward Belanger, 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Ed was the son of the late Walter and Helen (Albert) Belanger.

Before retiring, Ed made his living as a commercial truck driver. Ed and his truck worked with many local contractors and road crews.

Ed was an avid NASCAR fan and never missed a Patriots’ game. He also enjoyed classic country music; when he wasn’t listening to it, he was singing it. Not a day went by that the History channel did not offer a program to grab Ed’s attention.

Ed is survived by his wife, Nancy; her son, Benjamin Belanger and his children, Mason, Brody and Georgia; her son, Jonathan Belanger, his wife, Betty and their children, Isabella, Gabriel and Addison; his brother Lawrence and his wife, Lynn, his sisters Theresa Culbertson and Judy Pelotte, sister-in-law, Annette Belanger; as well as Nancy’s family and several nieces and nephews.

Ed was predeceased by his sister, Pearl Dubois and her husband Bob, brothers, Guilford and Larry, and brother-in-law, Dean Culbertson.

At Ed’s request there will be no services.

ROBERT A. PULLEN

WINSLOW — Robert Alan Pullen, 56, of Winslow, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019. He was born to Robert E. Pullen and Linda J. Webber on April 8, 1963, in Waterville.

He attended Winslow High School and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He held several jobs over the years, including working at Crowe Rope Industries, in Winslow.

Alan was a skilled pool, darts and chess player, and he enjoyed watching NASCAR, football and hockey. He collected antiques, coins and NASCAR memorabilia. He will forever be remembered for his friendly and generous nature. He would frequently crack jokes and he was always willing to help anyone in need.

He was predeceased by his father, Robert E. Pullen; and his brother, William “Billy” Pullen.

He will be sadly missed by his mother, Linda Webber; sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Jason Britton; brother, Gary Pullen; niece, Carmen Smith; nephews, Kyle and Travis Pullen; great-nephew, Elijah Pullen; uncles, Rodney Jordan and Gary Pullen; aunts, Glenis Staples and Louise O’Clair; as well as cousins.

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

ANASTATIA F. DENNIS

WINSLOW — Anastatia Fuller Huard Dennis, 97, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. She was born December 9, 1921, in Livermore Falls, the daughter of Alton H. Fuller and Nellie (Crowley) Fuller.

She was the second child of four children: Arthur, Eileen and Desmond Fuller. She attended high school at Maine Central Institute, in Pittsfield. Ann married Lawrence Huard, of Winslow, on January 3, 1942. This union brought Ann her first child, Randy Huard. Unfortunately, she became a widow in 1944 when her husband was killed during the Normandy France Invasion of World War II. Ann married again on June 5, 1948, to Sylvio J. Dennis, of Winslow,. They enjoyed 63 years of marriage and three more children, Cynthia and twins Joy and Jill, before Sylvio’s passing in 2011.

Ann worked in many different career fields during her lifetime. She worked for the American Woolen Mill, in Pittsfield, and North Vassalboro, and the Cascade Woolen Mill, in Oakland. She also was employed at the C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, and the Diamond Match Company, in Oakland. After travelling west, she worked for Hughes Aircraft and AMPEX Electronics, in California.

Upon returning to New England, she began work at Pratt and Whitney and EML, Electronic Music Laboratories, in Vernon, Connecticut. Ann eventually settled back in Winslow. She finished her working years waitressing for Ken’s Family Restaurant and The Eating House.

Ann had many talents and hobbies. She was an amazing dancer. She was also a beautiful knitter, crocheter, seamstress, quilter and gardener. Many people have been recipients of her quilts, blankets and mittens that she made and donated. As the years progressed, her favorite activity was her days in the sun and fresh air and enjoying her family while watching the sun set at camp.

Ann was predeceased by her parents, siblings and spouses.

She is survived by her younger brother, Desmond Fuller, of Plano, Texas; son Randy Huard and spouse Connie Huard, of Winslow, daughters Cynthia (Dennis) Nordby and spouse Wes Nordby, of Minden, Nevada, Joy (Dennis) Roberge and spouse Scott Roberge, of Vassalboro, and Jill (Dennis) Vigue and spouse Rick Vigue, of Winslow; eight grandchildren, Mike and Mark Huard, Kevin Arnold, Heather Beaster, Ricky Vigue, Ashley, Kylee and Nicholas Roberge; and three great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Huard and Malyn and Cameron Beaster; nieces and nephews, Desmond Fuller Jr., Vicki Vanderhoof, Dottie Potts and Danny Fuller.

A graveside gathering will be held at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, in Augusta, at a later date.

Donations in memory of Ann can be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Obituaries for Thursday, April 25, 2019

RAYMOND C. BICKFORD

OAKLAND – Raymond Carl Bickford, 86, of Oakland, passed away at Togus Springs Hospice Center on Wednesday, March 27, in Augusta. He was born in Rome, May 29, 1932.

Ray was predeceased by his father, John R. Bickford, mother, Lillian M. Tibbetts Bickford; and brother, Robert Bickford and his sons, Peter Bickford and Timothy Bickford.

Ray leaves behind his wife, Ruth Hurd Bickford, of Oakland; son, Gregory Bickford and wife, Diane, of Unionville, Connecticut, and daughter, Kim Bickford, of Waterville; grandchildren, Joseph Greene and wife, Leslie, of Fairfield and their children, and Jeremy Bickford, of Connecticut; Courtney Green, of Waterville, Michael Ashman and wife, Cara, of New Hampshire, and Brian Bickford, of North Carolina. Ray also leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was particularly close to his cousin Vance Tibbetts and wife, Ida, of Norridgewock. He also leaves behind his stepsons, Landy St. Peter and wife, Mary, of Oakland, Mark St. Peter, of Waterville and Glenn St. Peter, of Oakland, his step-daughters, Caron Beeckel and husband, Peter, of Turner, and Diane St. Peter and wife, Lisa, of Massachusetts, step-grandchildren Jeremiah, Jacob, Ben, and Ashley St. Peter, and many others throughout the US.

A private memorial will be held on April 28.

Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine.

LISA A. KING

OAKLAND – Lisa Ann King, 54, passed away at home on Friday, March 29, 2019. She was born on February 26, 1965, at Redington-Fairview Hospital, Skowhegan, to Lawrence R. Farmer and Scharliene M. Farmer (Austin).

Lisa graduated from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, and Barbizon Modeling and Acting School. She was employed by Buds Food Center and Maine Criminal Justice Academy before becoming a homemaker.

Lisa loved children, crafts, gardening, working with animals, large family gatherings, modeling, dancing, and gymnastics. She had a heart full of love for her family and friends.

Lisa was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Scharliene Farmer; and her brother, Lawrence Farmer Jr.

Lisa is survived by her husband, Wann C. King; her children, Michael, David, Brandon, Hannah, Joselyn, Angela and Donna King; and her grandchildren, Alex and Scarlett.

A memorial service will take place at Grace Bible Church, 333 Oak St., Oakland, on Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and fellowship with the family. All are welcome.

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

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

ROLAND M. LaROCHELLE

WINSLOW – Roland LaRochelle, 94, of Winslow, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, at Mount Saint Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville. He was born in Winslow ono January 5, 1925, a son of the late Ephrem and Alfredina (Letourneau) LaRochelle.

Roland worked for 35 years at Capital Distributors, in Winslow, as a salesman and subsequently as sales manager. He later joined Mid State Machine Shop, in Winslow, where he worked until he retired in 1995.

He enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting, gardening, splitting wood, and playing cards with his friends at the Le Club Calumet, in Augusta, where he was a 50-year member. He also loved working around his home and yard. One of his favorite pastimes was watching and feeding the birds from his porch which led to his battling the squirrels and chipmunks, all known to him as “Chippy.” To those privileged to know him, Roland graced all with his humor, ingenuity, and unmatched hard work. Memories and stories of his life are many and will be shared for years to come. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lucille Picard LaRochelle; seven children, Muriel (Thomas) Howells, Theresa (Ronald) Bailey, Raymond (Brenda Shea), Elaine (David) McQuillan, Ann (Michael) Roderigue, Lisa (Michael) Whisman and Donald; his brother, Patrick. He was lovingly known as Pepere to his 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Francine; brothers, Lionel, Wilfred, Clarence, August and Paul and sisters, Adella Boggs, Evelyn Paradis, and Yvette Jean.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John Regional Catholic School, Tuition Fund for a Child in Need, 158 Grand St., Winslow ME 04901.

NICHOLAS V. GOODWIN

FAIRFIELD – Nicholas V. Goodwin, 34, of Fairfield, and formerly of West Gardiner, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019. Nicholas was born in Augusta at MaineGeneral Medical Center, on November 20, 1984, the son of Victor A. Goodwin Jr., and Kelly Batchelder.

Nicholas attended Wayne, Maranacook, as well as Gardiner school systems. He spent most of his life battling a kidney disease and received a kidney donation on June 1, 1989.

He loved listening to music, especially Madonna, Michael Jackson, and had a love for Marilyn Monroe.

He is survived by his parents, Victor A. Goodwin Jr., of West Gardiner, Kelly Batchelder, of Richmond; a brother Billy; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were under the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 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.

JALEAH G. PARLIN

OAKLAND – Jaleah Gail Parlin, infant daughter of Hope and Dylan Parlin, was born sleeping on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta.

She was predeceased by her twin sister, Jocelyn Marie, and grandfather Mike Jordan.

She is survived by her parents, Hope and Dylan Parlin; her sister, Juliette Parlin; grandparents, Norman and Donna Cormier, all of Oakland; Peter and Alicia Parlin, of Daytona, Florida; great-grandparents, Bernice Lausier, of Oakland, Gail Parlin, of Augusta; uncles and aunts, Kyle Cormier and partner, Jaime, Nate Parlin and partner, Mercedes, Austin Parlin and partner, Hannah, and Aaron Jordan; as well as numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins.

A celebration of Jaleah and Jocelyn will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1 p.m. at The First United Pentecostal Church of Augusta, 15 Wilson Street, Augusta. Following the celebration there will be a gathering of family and friends where refreshments will be available.

JOANNE McKAY

WINSLOW – Joanne (St. Amand) McKay, 89, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 201, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. She was born April 4, 1929, in Middleboro, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ovila and Minnie L. (Fagerberg) St. Amand.

She was the wife of Eugene “Gene” Y. McKay, her high school friend. They were married April 8, 2000, after being separated for 52 years as they followed their separate paths through life.

A 1947 graduate of Memorial High School, in Middleboro, she attended Westbrook Junior College, in Portland, where she studied journalism. Following her college, Joanne was employed by Thomas Brothers, in Middleboro, as a bookkeeper. Further employment was with Plymouth Shoe Company and Earth Shoes, both of Middleboro, in the position of scheduler, followed by accounting positions at Hughes Ford, of Middleboro, Chase Chevrolet, of Middleboro, and finally retired as the Bbusiness manager of the Halifax Country Club, Halifax, Massachusetts. She was also employed as a secretary to the Superintendent of Middleboro Public Schools.

Joanne was the widow of Foster McComiskey, Jr., to whom she was married for 31 years. Gene and Joanne relocated to Maine in 2001 where they enjoyed a life of retirement and volunteer work, mostly at MaineGeneral Hospital, Thayer Campus, in Waterville, and also at Four Seasons Medical Clinic and the Alfond Cancer Center, in Augusta. Joanne also served on the Middleboro finance committee, Middleboro Central Cemetery Committee (as treasurer), the Lakeville Cable Television committee, all located in Massachusetts, and the treasurer of All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Church, in Oakland.

She loved reading and traveling, visiting the United Kingdom and Scotland and devoting many hours of reading at their own home library with Gene.

Joanne is survived by her husband, Gene; several nieces; stepson, William Curtis McKay and wife Nancy, of Wilton, New Hampshire.

She was predeceased by her sister, Anna Louise Stevens (the mother of her nieces).

There will be no visitation hours. A graveside service will be held at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, in Augusta, 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.

Obituaries for Thursday, April 18, 2019

CLAUDE D. DeCHAINE

WINSLOW – Claude D. DeChaine, 91, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2019, following a long illness. He was born in Millinocket on April 25, 1927, to Pierre “Ned” and Leona (Martin) DeChaine

Claude attended Waterville High School, and as so often was the case for youth of the “Greatest Generation”, his mother gave consent for him to enlist in the U.S. Navy. He proudly served his country during World War II and the Korean War as a hospital corpsman

Claude married Gladys Cormier on September 3, 1948. After the war, he graduated from Coburn Classical Institute, in Waterville, before attending Bentley College, in Boston, earning his accounting degree. Claude worked for several years at Scott Paper Company, in Waterville, in the accounting department. The major part of his working career was 30 years with the National Credit Union Administration, assigned to the Boston office, as a credit union examiner. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post#5, Waterville,

He enjoyed big band music, dancing, playing golf and traveling with special long-time friends. Family was very important to Claude and he looked forward to the annual trips to the Samoset.

Claude is survived by his wife of 70 years, Gladys; a daughter, Claudia Pellerin and husband, Michael; two grandchildren, Kristen Bailey (Jarred) and Marc Pellerin (Stephen Kirsch); two great-grandchildren, Preston and Lily Bailey; brothers, Roland (Vernetta), Donald (Joan); sisters, Gloria Gamache, of Texas, and Theresa Perkins (Russ), of Connecticut; sisters-in-law, Helena Lien, of Wisconsin, Doris Datsis, of Washington; brother-in-law, Robert Cormier, of Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews.

At his request there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 5, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow.

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, memorial donations in his name may be made to: Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street, Waterville ME 04901.

THERESA M. GILMAN

FAIRFIELD – Theresa M. Gilman, 83, of Fairfield, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 28, 2019. She was born in Waterville, May 18, 1935, daughter of Fredrick and Theresa (Albert) Genness.

She attended schools in Fairfield and Limestone. At 16, she moved to Connecticut with family and returned a year later to Maine.

Theresa attended Notre Dame Catholic Church, in Waterville. She was an extremely hard worker, holding jobs in a parachute factory in Connecticut and the shoe shops in Norridgewock and Skowhegan. Theresa cleaned camps and houses, worked in restaurants, and even made and sold Christmas wreaths. Her greatest accomplishment was being an outstanding mother, grandmother, and friend, known as Mom and Nana to all.

Theresa always wanted to be busy, especially enjoying time outside, from working in her gardens, to caring for her chickens, a lifelong passion. Picking fiddleheads, and even hunting and fishing. She target practiced and was an accurate shot, and built campfires with her children and grandchildren. Theresa loved baking molasses cookies for all her children and grandchildren. She was an amazing baker and cook, often creating new recipes from what she had laying around, and enjoyed cooking on the grill and having BBQs with her family.

Theresa loved to relax in her chair during the evenings and knit or crochet blankets, hats, scarfs and mittens for her family. She played poker almost weekly with her family and taught them how to make Christmas wreaths. Theresa loved her dog Mini, she rarely did things without her, including taking her camping every year. Theresa left a lifelong legacy and will be dearly missed.

Theresa was predeceased by her parents,Fredrick and Theresa (Albert) Genness; siblings, Joe Genness, Daniel Genness, Ida Gibbins and Freda Boulier.

Theresa is survived by her husband, Wynne Savage; son, Dave Gilman; grandchildren, Adam and Sara Gilman, Jenny and John Robinson, Christina Gilman, Nikki Gilman; daughter, Maryann and Mike Brann, grandchildren, Michelle Brann, Jason Brann, Maryann and Chad Tompkins, Jessica Tuttle; daughter, Susan Gilman, grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Gilman, Crystal and Todd Mushero, Michael Gilman, Kristina and Ryan Parker; daughter, Pam and Albert Knight; son, Sidney and Dawn Gilman, grandchildren, Riley Gilman, Matthew Gilman; daughter Holly and Jim Marston, grandchildren, Oopie Clement, Brittney Marston; nine brothers and sisters; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be private with family and close friends.

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

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

DENNIS E. LINDSAY

ALBION – Dennis E. Lindsay, 85, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at an Augusta hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 2 p.m., at the Lindsay Memorial Garden (The Farm), 34 The Dirt Road, Albion, ME.

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

MARY JANE COBB

OAKLAND – Mary Jane Cobb, 76, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019. She was born on July 13, 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut, the only daughter of Lucien and Marie Drouin.

Mary Jane was blessed to have been lovingly cared for by her daughter Debra and son-in-law Mike until her passing.

Mary Jane spent most of her life in central Maine. She learned the value of hard work at her father’s restaurant, the original South End Café. This trait served her well throughout her life.

Mary Jane married Billy Cobb on March 25, 1960. Together they raised three children, Debra, Bill and Michelle. The camp and home in Pinkham’s Cove was a special place for many years. A resilient woman Mary Jane picked up the pieces and started a new chapter in her life after the early passing of her husband Billy in 1995. Mary Jane moved to Fairfield and shared a home with her companion Peter White. Mary Jane and Peter spent several summers camping at Green Valley Campground, in Vassalboro. Peter’s greatest gift to Mary Jane was her beloved golden retriever Molly. Molly was her best friend and companion after losing Peter to lung cancer in 2008.

When Mary Jane’s health started to decline she moved in with her daughter Michelle at the family home in Belgrade. Michelle and Mary Jane had a special relationship and Mary Jane was devastated when she lost Michelle in 2017. For the past 18 months, Mary Jane spent time living with her daughter Debra and son Bill. This was a special time for her grandchildren as they had the gift of hearing her stories and learning family history.

Mary Jane was predeceased by her husband Billy Cobb, Sr.; daughter Michelle Vintinner; great-granddaughters Olivia Jean and Carlie Rae Pelletier; brother Roger Drouin and special friend Peter White.

Mary Jane is survived by her daughter Debra Remmers and Debra’s husband Michael Remmers, and son Bill Cobb and his wife Martha; grandchildren, Joshua Doody, Megan Grard, Jennifer Biette, Christopher Mares, Cory Grard, Max Cobb and Katie Cobb; great-grandchildren, Braydyn and Ariya Grard; brothers, Herman and Henry Drouin; sister Lou Raynes; “son” Don Woodbury, Sr.; granddaughter Bridget Charrier; grandson Shane Remmers; great-grandson Michael Remmers and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Jane’s and Molly’s memories to The Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

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

JOSEPH A. LEE

WINDSOR – Joseph Ancel Lee, 57, of Windsor, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. He was born on September 26, 1961, to Elmer (Sonny) and Simonne (Colford) Lee, in Waterville.

He lived in Maine until he was four and then moved to Enfield, Connecticut, with his family. A few years later two uncles moved to Connecticut with their families and a close extended family was nearby once again. He attended school in Connecticut until the family moved to Palermo, where he attended Erskine Academy, in South China, and graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta.

As a child, he enjoyed playing with his various cousins and going to his grandfather’s camps at Togus Pond and Caribou Lake, boating, swimming, fishing, building rafts and generally horsing around. The memories he made there stayed with him his whole life. He loved snowmobiling with Grampie Martin, and stock car races with his Aunt Joyce and Uncle Gerald Nelson.

He began working for his father’s business, Lee’s Maintenance, mowing lawns and cleaning offices while still in school which taught him his work ethic. He worked 27 years in various nursing facilities as maintenance supervisor, and was self-employed as a painter for many years after, continuing until no longer able to work. He helped his father raise and train race horses and was a trainer and driver in the harness racing industry in Maine from 1985 to 1995. After retiring from the driving aspect of harness racing he worked for the Windsor Fair Association during fair week helping to maintain the track.

Joe’s focus in life was his sons and he enjoyed camping with them, their annual excursion to Fryeburg Fair, and teaching them how to hunt. They had a fun trip driving to Texas to visit his Aunt Pam and Uncle Bob seeing many sites along the way and touring the greater Dallas area. He loved the heat there and used to say when he retired he was moving there where he could always be warm. He enjoyed cooking good meals for two growing boys perfecting his recipes and was honored when his new daughter-in-law asked him how to make his recipes and teach her how to cook. They enjoyed “Survivor Night” when they had special meals and they watched Survivor as a family.

He was predeceased by his father, grandparents, several aunts and uncles and three cousins, Randall Lee, Bruce Lee Jr. and Bruce Tompkins all very dear to him.

He is survived by his mother; sons, Zachary and (Abby) Lee, of Windsor, and Dalton Lee, of Whitefield; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of Life will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 41 Western Ave., Augusta, ME, on Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m.

A graveside service will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery, Ridge Road, Windsor, ME, later in the Spring, the date of which will be communicated later.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations towards Joe’s headstone may be made to Zachary Lee, 35 Finley Rd., Windsor, ME 04363.

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

STEVEN C. RUSSELL

Steven Curtis Russell, 67, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. He was born April 22, 1952. Steve grew up in the town of Whitefield, the son of George and Georgia Russell.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m., in the family lot in the Whitefield Cemetery.

If you would like to say your goodbyes, you are welcome to attend.

Obituaries for Thursday, April 11, 2019

MICHAEL STANLEY

FAIRFIELD – Michael Stanley Sr., 49, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer campus, in Waterville. He was born September 4, 1969, in Waterville.

He graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1988. On June 13, 1992, he married Melissa Larsen, in Fairfield. He worked for Stanley’s Septic & Construction and owned and operated Mike Stanley’s sealcoating. He enjoyed spending time with family and working on his trucks.

Mike is survived by his wife of 26 years, Melissa M. (Larsen) Stanley; two daughters, Samantha M. Stanley, Shelby R. Stanley; son, Michael Stanley, Jr.; mother, Ruth Stanley; three brothers, Jack Stanley Jr. and wife Tina, Daniel Stanley Sr., Levi Stanley Sr. and wife Monique; sister, Elizabeth R. Hersey and husband John; 10 nephews, Jack Stanley and wife Sekora, Matthew Stanley, Joshua Stanley, Daniel Stanley Jr. and wife Paige, Levi Stanley, Jr., Carson Hersey, Tyler Hersey, Joshua Larsen, Jacob Larsen, Caleb Larsen; six nieces, Sarah Stanley, Jacqueline Stanley, Jennifer Wehry and husband Zack, Haley Hersey, Emily Hersey, Katelynn Larsen; two great- nephews, Jeremiah and Daniel; father-in-law, Arthur Larsen; mother-in-law, Joan Larsen; brother-in-law, Arthur B. Larsen and wife Sheri; Uncle Roland and Aunt Minnie Voisine; Aunt Elizabeth McDonnell; Uncle Albert and Juanita Smith; numerous cousins; dear friends, Paul St. Amand and family, Brian Scott and family, Bruce Scott and family. He was predeceased by many loved family members.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Michael to support cancer research and patient care at: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284
or via www.dana-farber.org/gift.

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

MARILYN G. THERIAULT

WINSLOW – Marilyn G. (Paquet) Theriault, 83, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019, at her daughter’s home, in Winslow. She was born February 22, 1936, in Winslow, the daughter of Emile and Florence (Massé) Paquet.

She was educated and graduated in the schools of Winslow. In August of 1956, she married Joseph A. Theriault, at St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow. She was employed for many years as a waitress at the Silent Woman and Bonanza Restaurant, at Mamouth Mart and retired from Keyes Fibre (now Huhtamaki), all in Waterville.

Hobbies/interests include spelling bee champion, candle pin state champion bowler, Bingo Aficionado (enthusiast), loved couples dancing, camping and playing cards. Especially enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandkids. She will always be remembered for her quick wit and great sense of humor.

Marilyn is survived by four sons, Tim Theriault and wife Carmen, of Winslow, Ken Theriault and wife Lise, of Winslow, Tony Theriault and Karen, of Waterville, Joey Theriault and wife Michelle, of Winslow; two daughters, Fran Hudson and husband Mark, of Winslow, Sue Rodrigue and husband David,of Winslow; sister-in-law, Theresa (Theriault) Dutil and Husband Norman of Oakland; six granddaughters, Casey Ramsdell and husband Rusty, of Winslow, Lisa Meng, of Virginia, Julie Theriault, Elise Theriault and husband Mark Pelletier, Jayde Couturier and husband Garret, and Emilee Theriault, all of Winslow; seven grandsons, Jamie Theriault and spouse Johnathan Schulte, of Gorham, Chris Moser, and Cory Moser and wife Alex, all of Sidney, Travis Veilleux, of Unity, Seth Theriault, of Winslow, Nate Theriault and Ben Theriault, both of Connecticut; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Olivette Letourneau, of Winslow; five brothers, Leonel Paquet, Maurice Paquette and wife Claudette, Clarence Paquet and wife Yvette, Lawrence Jean Paquet and wife Mary Jane, of Winslow, Dave Paquet and wife Mary Ann, all of Winslow; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph A. Theriault; parents, Emile and Florence Paquet; and siblings Dorianne Poulin, Marcel Paquet, Marriette Leavitt, Justine Dolham, Camile Paquet, Frances “Chic” Madore and sister-in- law Shirley Paquet.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Marilyn’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association Maine, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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

LAWRENCE R. ROBINSON

FAIRFIELD – Lawrence R. Robinson, 52, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at home. Lawrence was a warrior that battled stage 4 pancreatic cancer for two years. He was born in Waterville, August 14, 1966, son of late Linda Robinson and Prescott Robinson, of Fairfield Center.

Lawrence attended Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. He was a very hard worker starting at a young age on farms. He worked for Maurice Bard Auto Body, C&J Trans­port, Valley Distributers and Town of Fairfield before building his own business, a heavy duty diesel truck garage, Robinson Repair. Lawrence had a unique set of skills that not many acquire. He was an incredibly knowledgeable superhuman that would help anyone. Lawrence loved working in his garage, antiquing, boating, hunting, fishing, jeeping, 4-wheeling, camping, snowmobiling, shooting guns, grilling, tractors and most of all spending time with his grandchildren, wife, family and friends.

Lawrence is survived by his best friend Rhonda, married on September 25, 1992, his daughter, Brandy; “son” in law Cameron; his granddaughter, Layla; grandson, Logan; Scott and Jenny Dostie, Nolly Dostie; Uncle Dale Adam ; two sisters, Robin and Donna; two brothers, Prescott and Robert.

He was predeceased by his mother Linda, his mother-in-law Laura Bennett, father-in-law Frank Bennett.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 1-6 p.m., at the VFW, in Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research at Pancan.org or MaineGeneral Homecare & Hospice care at give.mainegeneral.org.

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

STEPHEN L. HASKELL

PALERMO­­ – Stephen L. Haskell, 85, of Palermo, passed away on Friday, March 22, 2019,at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. He was born in Palermo on April 3, 1933, the son of the late Wellman and Lucy (Fuller) Haskell.

Stephen attended Palermo schools and Erskine Academy, in South China.

He was a woodcutter, farmer, and an avid draft horse puller. He participated in professional draft horse pulling competitions in New England and Canada for 50 years, winning many blue ribbons and trophies. He enjoyed spending time with his nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. In recent years he also enjoyed spending winters in Florida.

He was predeceased by his parents, Wellman and Lucy Haskell; his spouse, Donna Jones Haskell; his siblings, Clayton Haskell, Jack Haskell, Joe Haskell, Bill Haskell, Pearl Hamilton, and Peggy Jones.

Stephen is survived by his companion, Donna Doolan; his children, Susan Cote and her husband, Paul, of Waterville, Steve Haskell and his wife, Mary, of Palermo, and Shirley Irish, of Winslow; and his sister, Rosalie Rood, of Albion.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at Greeley Corner Cemetery, in Palermo. Family and friends are invited to gather following the service at Steve and Mary’s at 515 Jones Rd., Palermo.

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.

LILLIAN M. WEBBER

WINSLOW – Lillian M. Webber, 93, of Winslow, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Lillian was born on April 17, 1925, in Waterville, the daughter of Mary (Battit) and Elias George.

She attended local schools and graduated from Waterville High School.

Lillian enjoyed knitting, crocheting, spending time with her family, and was a member of Maine Rebekahs for several years. Living on the family farm, Lillian found joy in bailing hay with her husband, Merton, and had a way it fun for everyone involved.She loved her time spent at Owl’s Head, watching her grandchildren play or just simply holding Merton[‘s hand while they sat on the porch watching the boats float by. She also adored her leisurely car rides to Cadillac Mountain, New Hampshire, or Small Falls with a picnic lunch packed.

Lillian will be remembered for her intelligence, kindness, strong will, her readiness to forgive, and her delicious cooking-especially Syrian food. She always made sure there was room at the dinner table.

Lillian was predeceased by her husband, Merton, in 2014; her twin brother, Elias, and her brothers, Richard, Charles and Adrian.

Lillian is survived by her son, Ron Webber and wife, Audré; daughter, Deirtra Wing and husband, James, daughter, Darlene Morissette; grandchildren, Michael Webber and partner, Jayda, Joey Morissette, Robert Morissette, Jasmine Webber and partner, Michael; great-granddaughters, Sierra and Jorga; brother, Joe George and wife, Lauretta, of Connecticut; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

For those who wish, donations may be made in Lillian’s memory to: MaineGeneral Hospice, Hathaway Creative Center, Suite 307, Waterville ME 04901.

OTHERS DEPARTED

GERALDINE H. QUIRION, 85, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Northern Light Continuing Care – Lakewood, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by her children, Jerome Quirion, of Waterville, Patrick Quirion, of Benton and Carl Quirion and wife Janet, of Winslow.

SALLY L. SMITH, 89, of Augusta, passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta, two days before her 90th birthday. Locally, she is survived by sons Fred Farrington and wife Gloria, of Sidney, and Emery Smith and wife Cindy, of Whitefield, and a daughter, Dianne Heino and husband, Michial, of Belgrade Lakes.

BARBARA W. MORSE, 84, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived a daughter, Beverly Busque and her husband André, of Fairfield.

WILLIAM W. NUTTING, 80, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medidcal Center, following a brief illness. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Lisa Lapointe, of Vassalboro.

Obituaries for Thursday, April 4, 2019

MONA ANN MARIE SIROIS

WINSLOW – Mona Ann Marie Sirois, 58, passed away unexpectedly in her Winslow home on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Happiest when gardening, Mona enjoyed her flowers and plants and loved gathering with family and friends.

Mona, an LPN, was predeceased by her father, Philip Siirois and her stepdad, John H. Giroux Sr.

She is survived by her mother, Rita Tanguay Sirois Giroux; brothers, John Giroux, Robert, Gerard, and Ronald Sirois, as well as four sisters, Jeanine Chicoine, Pat York, LInda Welch, Diane Believance and families; seven nieces, 11 nephews, nine great-nieces, 15 great-nephews, one great-great-niece, and one great-great-nephew.

A Celebration of life is planned in Mona’s honor for Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Winslow Baptist Church, 1040 Augusta Road, Winslow. Friends and family are invited to share in the Celebration of Life and gather later at Hibachi Supreme Buffet, at 350 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville. We will be going “dutch” and all are welcome.

JANE C. MOREAU

FAIRFIELD – Jane Charlotte Moreau, 76, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born on November 17, 1942, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, one of six children of Edna May (Eddy) and Roy C. Wilkins.

She grew up in Farmington, New Hampshire, and over the years she worked in various shoe shops in Maine and New Hampshire.

Jane was a member of the Winslow VFW and enjoyed camping, knitting, sewing, crocheting, and quilting. She also took pleasure in her flowers and was an avid reader. She will be remembered for her caring and helpful ways, as well as being a great pastry cook.

Jane is survived by her husband of nearly 23 years, Ronald Moreau, of Fairfield; daughter, Terri Weston, of Barrington, New Hampshire; son, Dana Ricker and wife, Kristine, of Farmington, New Hampshire; daughter Christine Torno, of Lebanon; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held later this spring in Fairfield.

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

MICHAEL CALDWELL

ALBION – Michael Caldwell, 51, of Albion, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, at his home, following a long and admirable battle with brain cancer. Mike was born in Waterville, June 27, 1967, the son of Linda and Walter Williams, of Waterville and Wayne Caldwell, of Florida.

He proved his immense strength and desire to be with his family when he overcame a prior diagnosis of cancer in 2006.

He graduated from Nokomis Regional High School in 1985 and worked for Tel Power, in Palmyra, for many years before being employed at Tidewater Telecom, of Nobleboro. Mike was proud of his 20 year career at Tidewater and loved his co-workers.

Mike was a family man and was always the happiest when his family was together. He was an avid outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four wheeling and golfing. His children inherited his love for these activities. He was most proud of his 242 lb. 12 point buck; which got him into the Biggest Bucks of Maine club.

Mike was also very passionate about watching his children play sports. He and his wife Lynn attended every game during each season and spent many hours traveling to cheer for their favorite players.

Mike is survived by his best friend and wife of 20 years, Lynn Caldwell; children, Jessica and her husband Rob Bowie, of Plymouth, Christopher Caldwell and his companion, Kim Bancroft, of Waterville, Camryn Caldwell and Ethan Caldwell, of Albion; three grandchildren, Ashlyn, Conner and Alec Bowie, all of Plymouth; brother Scott Caldwell, of Corinna, sister Michelle and husband Bill Andrews, of Corinna; niece Amanda, nephew Cody and his wife Kristen and daughter Asa; mother-in-law Carol and husband Mike Ouellette, of Pittsfield, father-in-law Marland Soucy and his companion Diane Bartlett, of Dexter; brother-in-law Gary Soucy and wife Danielle and son Emmet. Mike is also survived by his “brother from another mother” Chris Bilodeau, of Winslow.

Arrangements were under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. Please visit their website www.Vesiculobronchial.com to share your memories and offer condolences.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike’s memory to the Albion Athletic Association, c/o Associations Treasurer, Chuck Roy, 18 China Rd., Albion ME 04910.

WILMA J. BICKFORD

AUGUSTA – Wilma Joan Bickford, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019. She was born May 30, 1926, in Weeks Mills, to Lincoln and Gladys (Bailey) Reed.

Wilma graduated from Erskine Academy in 1943 and attended Gates Business College.

She married her childhood sweetheart, Maurice Bickford in 1944 and celebrated 60 years of marriage until his death in 2004.

Wilma was an avid bridge player and loved sharing her knowledge with others. She especially enjoyed her bridge friends at the Cohen Center and at Bob Brooks Garage.

She was a lifetime member of the Lily of the Valley Eastern Star, serving a few years as worthy matron. She worked as an administrative assistant and retired from the state after 20 plus years of service.

Wilma was predeceased by her husband Maurice; sisters Dycal Bonenfant and Martha Pushard.

Surviving is a daughter, Maureen Brochu; son Mark Bickford and wife Dorothy; sister Jane Farrington; grandchildren Kimberly Maddocks, Jason and Nicole Maddocks, Tara and Shawn Hembe, Amy and Jason Corliss and Diana Bickford; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Spring burial will be in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta; date to be announced.

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

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

GLORIA A. PAPSIS

WINSLOW – Gloria A. Papsis, 91, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, following a battle with congestive heart failure. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 28,1928, the daughter of Roger and Anna Serena.

After living in the town of Cotuit, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, for 25 years, Gloria moved to Winslow wo live with family, most recently she was a resident of Mt. St. Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville.

Gloria enjoyed an extended retirement on Cape Co after raising her family with Eddie. She was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and spending time with family.

She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Eddie; and a brother, Victor.

She is survived by four children, Edward Jr. and wife, Candis, of Winslow, Stephen and wife Frances , of Franklin, Massachusetts, Elaine and her partner, Richard Desmond, of Mashpee, Massachusetts, and Robert, of Lewiston and fiancee Kellie Duplisea, of Pittsfield; eight grandchildren; and great-grandchild; a sister, Josephine.

Arrangements were under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, www.VeilleuxFuneralhome.com.

THERESA A. BOUDREAU

WINSLOW – Theresa “Terri” A. (Grandmaison) Boudreau, 82, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019, at MaineGeneral Hospital, in Augusta. She was born March 5, 1937, in Oakland, the daughter of Roland A. and Hilda (Rood) Grandmaison.

She was educated in Oakland, and had worked at the Wyandotte-Worsted Woolen Mill, in Waterville, and waitressed at local restaurants. Terri also was a bartender at the VFW Post, in Fairfield, a job she truly loved. Many of her friends called her “Ma.”

Theresa had a deep love for her family. Christmas Eve was “her” night, buying gifts and supplying a fabulous buffet. She made sure that everyone went home with the leftovers.

She was a member of the Elks and VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing Bingo, cribbage and boating. She leaves her family with so many special stories and fond memories.

Theresa was a woman of faith, determination and a strong work ethic. Her family admires how bravely she fought all her health challenges with dignity and grace. She will be immensely missed by her family members and friends.

She is survived by her son, Michael and wife Rebecca; stepmother, Beverly Grandmaison; step son, Steve Boudreau and companion Tammi; grandchildren, Timothy Morgan and wife Sara, Michael Joseph and companion Crystal, Amanda Winn and husband Caleb, Roy Lawrence, Shawn Lawrence, Cami Hippler and husband John, Amy Davidson and husband Erik, Danika Morgan; brothers, Theodore, and Daniel; sisters, Pam and Lori.

She was predeceased by her father, Roland Grandmaison; mother, Hilda Gower; son, Daniel Morgan; daughter, Debra Lawrence; great-grandson, Connor Trask; brothers, Richard and Roland; sisters, Anna and Neomi; nephews, Ricky Goodrich and Teddy Grandmaison; companion, Jim Oneal.

A graveside service will be held at St. Francis Cemetery, in Waterville, 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.

JOSEPH N. POULIN

WINSLOW – Joseph Norman Poulin, 92, of Winslow, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Winslow. He was the son of Joseph Albert and Marie Dora (Michaud) Poulin.

Norman was a Seamen First Class in the United States Navy, serving his country during World War II. He was a longtime supervisor at Colby College in their physical plant operations until his retirement. Norman lived in his log cabin, that he built on Bay Street, for 40 years.

He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Winslow, where he was an Acolyte, a leader for the Amore Dei Prayer group, and a member of the St. John Grotto group. Norman was a longtime member of the Winslow Fire Department, Winslow
MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post 3835, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Winslow.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lita (Tibbetts) Poulin; his sister, Jackie Marcoux; two step-sons, David and William Brill.

Norman is survived by son, Gary Poulin and wife, Louise, of Benton; step-son Timothy Brill; three grandchildren, Christian D. Poulin, of West Gardiner, Jason G. Poulin and wife, Lora Joy, of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Jessica Willette and husband Jeff, of Waterville; great-grandchildren, Avery, Hunter and Tatum Willette.

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

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

DIANE P. COLFORD, 79, of Inverness, Florida, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Crystal River Health & Rehap Center, following a lengthy illness. Locally, she is survived by her twin brother, David Thorne, of China.

DANA W. BEAULIEU, 55, of Anson, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 7, 2019, a Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan. Locally, he is survived by his mother Mary Ellen Beaulieu and partner Ron Gilbert, of Winslow.

GERALDINE H. QUIRION, 85, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Northern Light Continuing Care – Lakewood, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by her children, Jerome Quirion, of Waterville, Patrick Quirion, of Benton and Carl Quirion and wife Janet, of Winslow.

Obituaries for Thursday, March 28, 2019

VICKI S. BRYAN

WINSLOW – Vicki Sue (Whitley) Bryan, 44, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, at her home, in Winslow, following a courageous battle with health problems for many years. She was born June 16, 1974, in Waterville, the daughter of Paul A. Sr. and Helen S. (Miller) Whitley.

She attended school at Valley Forge Christian College. Her hobbies included working with young children, spending time with her family, reading, and writing in her journal. She had a strong Christian faith and loved a variety of music from country to gospel, to classic rock. In her free time, she recently began playing Free Cell all the time. She had a love for giraffes.

Vicki is survived by her husband, Shawn M. Bryan, of Winslow; two children, Shawn M. Bryan, Jr and Suzanne R. Bryan; brother, Paul Whitley and wife Kim; step-mother, Heidi; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Vicki’s memory to Vicki Bryan Memorial Fund, c/o of Shawn Bryan, 652 Maple Ridge Road, Winslow, ME 04901.

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

PATSY B. GLIDDEN

SOUTH CHINA – Patsy B. Glidden, 69, of the Windsor Road, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at her home following an extended illness. She was born on the family farm in China on April 2, 1949, the daughter of Maxwell Bumps and Elizabeth (McCaslin) Bumps.

Patsy was a 1967 graduate of Erskine Academy, in China. She was a stay at home mom for many years, worked at Beth’s Family Hairstyling as a receptionist and was employed as a food service worker at Erskine Academy for several years.

Patsy was predeceased by her parents and a daughter, Libby A. Glidden.

Surviving are two daughters: Betsy Glidden, of Westbrook, and Buffy Whitaker, of Scarborough; one son, Bruce Glidden, of Scarborough; her companion, Joseph Lloyd Pilsbury, of South China; a brother, Ronald A. Bumps, of South China; a sister, Bonnie B. Studley, of China; 19 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Family and friends may visit from 1-2 PM Saturday March 30, 2019, at Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Rte. 32, Windsor.

A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:30 p.m., until 4:30 p.m., at Erskine Academy, 309 Windsor Road, South China, ME.

Spring burial will be in Chadwick Hill Cemetery, South China, ME.

Memorial donations may be made to either: March of Dimes, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 18819, Atlanta, GA 31126, or National Kidney Foundation, 209 West Central Street, Suite 220, Natick, MA 01760 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

ROBERT E. FENNELL

ALBION – Robert E. Fennell, Jr., 93, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at his home in Albion. He was born March 23, 1925, in Eastondale, Massa­chus­etts, the son of Robert E., Sr. and Jennie (Bowers) Fennell.

He attended schools in Brockton, Massachusetts. On December 14, 1946, he married Priscilla Perry, in Brockton, Massachusetts. Priscilla and Robert were married for 72 years. He was employed by Draper Brothers, of Canton, Massachusetts, for 27 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, metal detecting, camping, was a Red Sox fan, loved his dogs and cats.

Robert is survived by his wife, Priscilla L. (Perry) Fennell, of Albion; son, Robert E. Fennell III, of Albion; two daughters, Virginia L. Fitch and husband David, of Florida, Debbie Fennell-stern and husband Joseph, of Massachusetts; two grandsons, David L Fitch, Jr. and wife Patricia, of Massachusetts, Robert E. Fennell IV and wife Leslie, of Maine; granddaughter, Bridget S. Bolduc, of Massachusetts; great-granddaughter, Eva P. Sullivan, of Massachusetts.

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 Robert’s memory to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Boulevard, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.

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

JANICE O. PELOTTE

VASSALBORO – Janice Ola (Lindberg) Pelotte, 51, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019, due to complications from pneumonia. Janice was born August 4, 1967, the only child of Eileen (Marden) Ronco and Erek Lindberg.

She graduated from Winslow High School and Southern Maine Vocational College. While in high school, she was active with WHS Marching Band Color Guard and the 20th Maine Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

Janice worked at Colby College, dining services, for many years. She devoted all her time raising her two daughters alone.

Janice was predeceased by her grandparents, Frank W. and Ola Marden; and aunt and uncle, Frank (Skip) and Susan Marden.

She is survived by her mother Eileen Ronco, father and stepmother Erek and Helen Lindberg; and daughters Rebecca and Courtney Pelotte and partner Josh Long.

Memorial donations in her name may be made to the Vassalboro United Methodist Church, 614 Main St., Vassalboro ME 04089.

PAUL A. LESSARD SR.

WINSLOW – Following a courageous battle with multiple myeloma, Paul A. Lessard Sr., 65, of Winslow, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was the child of Reginald and Simone (LaFlamme) Lessard.

Following a 26-year career in retail, Paul found his passion teaching children at Good Will-Hinckley and Harland area schools. His true love in life was his family, he lived his life to the fullest, devoting his time to raising his wonderful, loving family. In retirement, Paul enthusiastically researched his family’s genealogy and loved to share family facts when gathered with his children. Paul could also be found spending time with any of his many grandchildren. He especially enjoyed going to super hero movies or discussing comics with his oldest grandson, Logan. Paul has been a long time active member at Winslow Baptist Church. Paul’s loving and caring heart shines on through his children and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his mother, Simone.

He is survived by his father, Reginald Lessard, of Waterville; wife, Anne, of Winslow; daughter, Sarah Phillips and husband John and their children, Logan, Matthew, and Gabriel, of Vassalboro; son, Paul Lessard Jr., wife Rachel and their daughter Adyson, of Winslow; daughter, Amanda Young and husband, Kevin and their children, Samuel, Levi and Asher, of Bangor.

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

In lieu of flowers, Paul’s family would appreciate donations in his name to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Cure, 361 Old Belgrade Rd., Augusta ME 04330.

SANDY LYNN TAYLOR

WHITEFIELD – Sandy Lynn Taylor, 62, of Whitefield, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at the Togus Veterans Hospice Unit. She was born in La Russell, Missouri. on August 15, 1956, the daughter of Lenville and Virginia (Ramsey) Smith.

Sandy was a graduate of Sarcoxie High School in Sarcoxie, Missouri.

Sandy enlisted in the United States Air Force, in January 1978. It became her 20-year career, retiring in January 1998 as SSGT. She served several tours of duty overseas, one where she was stationed in Kuwait, during the Persian Gulf War. She was very proud to have served her country.

She married the love of her life, Carlos R. Taylor Sr., and together, they traveled extensively all over the world including, France, Germany and Canada, just to name a few. Sandy was devoted to her family, especially her parents, using all means of communication to remain in contact with them during her tours of duty in the military. Once she retired, she began a new full-time career, managing her husband. She was very involved with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, also contributed to the discovering the Jewish Jesus.

Sandy’s focus in life was God, flag and country.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Carlos R. Taylor Sr., of Whitefield; her parents, Lenville and Virginia Smith, of La Russell, Missouri.; a daughter, Cala R. Taylor, of Dover, Delaware; two sons; a sister, Lois Ann (Smith) Shearer, of Branson, Missouri.; one granddaughter, Aleen; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Arrangements were in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care.

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

JANICE E. PAYSON

SOUTH CHINA­­ – Janice E. Payson, 72, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. She was born in Augusta on June 22, 1946, the daughter of Burton and Helen (Trombley) Williams.

Janice was co-owner of Sonny’s Seafood, in Readfield.

She enjoyed gardening, puzzles and baking. Her two cats, Patches and Shadow, brought her joy daily and Janice loved chatting with her many friends.

She was predeceased by her brother Burton Williams Jr., her husband Clarence (Sonny) Payson Jr.; and her son Frank Payson.

She is survived by her boyfriend of many years, Donald Campbell; her two sons, Floyd Frost, of Readfield and Brian Frost and wife Jennifer, of Fayette; two brothers, Curtis Williams and wife Brigette, of Readfield and Donald Williams and wife Gail, of Winthrop; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Spring burial will be in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Date to be announced.

VICKI S. (WHITLEY) BRYAN

WINSLOW – Vicki Sue (Whitley) Bryan, 44, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019, at her home in Winslow, following a courageous battle with health problems for many years. She was born June 16, 1974, in Waterville, the daughter of Paul A. Sr. and Helen S. (Miller) Whitley.

She attended school at Valley Forge Christian College.

Her hobbies included working with young children, spending time with her family, reading, and writing in her journal. She had a strong Christian faith and loved a variety of music from country to gospel, to classic rock. In her free time, she recently began playing Free Cell all the tie. She had a love for giraffes.

Vicki is survived by her husband, Shawn M. Bryan, of Winslow; two children, Shawn M. Bryan Jr. and Suzanne R. Bryan; brother, Paul Whitely and wife, Kim; step-mother, Heidi; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to: Vicki Bryan Memorial Fund, c/o Shawn Bryan, 652 Maple Ridge Road, Winslow ME 04901.

      PATSY B. GLIDDEN

SOUTH CHINA – Patsy B. Glidden, 69, of the Windsor Road, died Tuesday, March 18, 2019, at her home following an extended illness. She was born on the family farm in China, on April 2, 1949, the daughter of Maxwell Bumps and Elizabeth (McCaslin) Bumps.

Patsy was a 1967 graduate of Erskine Academy, in China.

She was a stay-st-home mom for many years, worked at Beth’s Family Hairstyling as a receptionist and was employed as a food service worker at Erskine Academy for several years.

Patsy was predeceased by her parents; and a daughter, Libby A. Glidden.

Surviving are two daughters, Betsy Glidden, of Westbrook, and Buffy Whitaker, of Scarborough; one son, Bruce Glidden, of Scarborough; her companion, Joseph Lloyd Pilsbury, of South China; a sister, Bonnie B. Studley, of China; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit from 1-2 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Rte. 32, Windsor. A Celebration of Life will follow at 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Erskine Academy, 309 Windsor Road, South China. Spring burial will be in Chadwick Hill Cemetery, South China.

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

Memorial donations may be made to either: March of Dimes, Donation Processing Ctr., P.O. Box 18819, Atlanta GA 31126. or National Kidney Foundation, 209 West Central Street, Suite 220, Natick, MA 01760, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105

JOSEPH N. POULIN

WINSLOW – Joseph Norman Poulin, 92, of Winslow, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Winslow. He was the son of Joseph Albert and Marie Dora (Michaud) Poulin.

Norman was a Seamen First Class in the United States Navy, serving his country during World War II. He was a longtime supervisor at Colby College in their physical plant operations until his retirement. Norman lived in his log cabin, that he built on Bay Street, for 40 years.

He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Winslow, where he was an Acolyte, a leader for the Amore Dei Prayer group, and a member of the St. John Grotto group. Norman was a longtime member of the Winslow Fire Department, Winslow MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post 3835, and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Winslow.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lita (Tibbetts) Poulin; his sister, Jackie Marcoux; two step-sons, David and William Brill.

Norman is survived by son, Gary Poulin and wife, Louise, of Benton; step-son Timothy Brill; three grandchildren, Christian D. Poulin, of West Gardiner, Jason G. Poulin and wife, Lora Joy, of Bonita Springs, Florida, and Jessica Willette and husband Jeff, of Waterville; great-grandchildren, Avery, Hunter and Tatum Willette.

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

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

Obituaries for Thursday, March 21, 2019

CHRISTINE M. REYNOLDS

OAKLAND – Christine Mitchell Reynolds, 90, of Oakland, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, following a brief stay at Northern Light Inland Hospital, in Waterville. She was born May 14, 1928, in Sidney, the daughter of Scott and Una Mitchell.

She attended elementary school in Sidney and graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland, in 1947.

With enthusiasm and pride, she devoted herself to the role of homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and mentor. Her interests were varied, including cooking, sewing, craft projects, swimming and Girl Scout leadership. Animals, especially cats, including “Calli” the calico. were her constant companions.

She cherished time spent swimming with the “Oakland Bubble Babies.” Married to Lawrence Reynolds (Peanut), the couple enjoyed trips to Down East Maine, building a camp at Moosehead Lake, and winter residence in Florida.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1986. The companionship of a friend, Myron Wentworth, extended the enjoyment of retirement years. Christine (Teen) was a devoted member of the Oakland-Sidney United Methodist Church, a member of the United Methodist Women and active with the “Lunch Bunch” Committee. For numerous years Christine consistently visited nursing homes, provided transportation to others, took food to shut-ins and extended a helping hand wherever she found a need. She will be greatly missed by the many friends who have shared warm relationships and lasting friendships., recognizing her as “Teen,” “Tina,” “Kitty,” “Gertrude,”or Christine.

She is survived by daughter Lillie Dugan and husband James, of Cortland, New York; grandchildren Carrie Hutter, of Keeseville, New York, Jae Dugan, (Glang), of Jamesville, New York, and Sarah Mitchell, (Glenn Ballantyne), of Harker Heights, Texas; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Lovejoy, of Oakland.

A graveside service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta at a later time to be announced.

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

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Wheeler Funeral home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oakland Sidney UnitedMethodist Church in memory of Christine Reynolds 20 West School Street, Oakland ME 04963, or the Humane Shelter Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.

JACOB J. NOYES

OAKLAND – Jacob Joseph Noyes, 25, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 4, 2019. Jacob was born in Waterville on May 12, 1993, to Dawna (Noyes) Kent.

Jacob attended Oakland schools and graduated from Messalonskee High School in 2011.

Jacob loved spending time with family and friends. His special friend, Will Stevens, was his true and loyal friend. Jacob also enjoyed fishing, hunting, four wheeling, movies, and the mud runs. He also loved working on old cars and trucks. Jacob was well known among his family and friends for his big generous heart, contagious smile, and personality. Jacob was employed by RJ Grondin & Sons and enjoyed driving dump trucks.

Jacob was predeceased by his grandfather and role model, Joseph Donald Giguere, whom he adored.

Jacob is survived by his ‘guardian’ and grandmother, Gloria J. Giguere; his mother, Dawna (Noyes) Kent; his aunt, Laurie Abbott and husband Bruce; his cousins, Megan Bacon and husband Nick, Jenna Nesbit, Rachael McKenney and husband Davis as well as their children, Kaydence, Liam, and Oliva; and his Godparents, Sandra and George Lamontagne; his uncle Tim Giguere and wife Althea; uncle Donald Giguere; aunt Valerie Giguere, aunt Kelly Cloutier and husband Wayne; cousins, Nicholas Cloutier and Jayme Kent and her husband Tommy as well as their children Lydia and Owen; many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and relatives, including his great-grandmother Louise Joslyn.

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

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

EUGENE D. CLOUTIER

VASSALBORO – Eugene D. Cloutier (Dan), 71, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. He was born in Lancaster, New Hampshire, on September 17, 1947, the son of the late Eugene P. and Hattie F. (Mathurin) Cloutier.

Gene was a graduate of Groveton High School and of the University of Maine at Augusta, where he earned an associate’s degree. His strong work ethic began at the age of 10 when he started his summerly “worm business.” Many fishermen liked the worms he and his father sold because of the worms’ special diet of potato peels and brick dust. Through high school, he worked at Dupre’s Country Store, Groveton and Stark schools, Gary Normando’s moving company, and numerous other jobs. Gene worked at Groveton Paper Mill until he moved to Maine but was always “connected” to the mill via his dad, Aunt Putsy, Uncle Boomy, brothers, and friends. In Maine, he secured work at the Value House, Schiavi Mobile Home Sales, Goodwill Services, and MOCO. He worked for vocational rehab for the state of Maine and retired after 15 years of dedicated service. While employed for the state, he tirelessly lobbied in Washington D.C. for the transportation rights of the clients he served.

In Gene’s spare time, he loved to dabble in photography, go hiking and camping, work with his hands, and entertain friends and family, especially the grandkids.

After getting married in Groveton, Gene and his wife settled in Vassalboro in a home that Gene designed and built. They eagerly awaited the arrival of their son, Lance and daughter Michelle. When the two arrived, their house became a home and their hearts were filled with love.

Gene is lovingly survived by his wife of 51 years, Jane V. (Durgan) Cloutier; son, Lance D. Cloutier and his wife, Jennifer, of Vassalboro; daughter Michelle M. Hopper and her husband Jack, of Vassalboro; brothers William V. Cloutier of Concord, New Hampshire, David D. Cloutier and his wife Brenda of Concord, New Hampshire, Michael D. Cloutier and his wife Tahnya of Groveton, New Hampshire; a sister Carol A. Smith and her husband Harry, of Littleton, New Hampshire; a brother Dennis B. Cloutier and partner Angel, of Littleton, New Hampshire; a sister Ann M. Boudle and her husband Brian, of Berlin, New Hampshire, an aunt Joanne Mathurin, of North Conway, New Hampshire; seven grandchildren: Mikaylah and Bailey Cloutier, Moriah Preston and her husband Richard, David Hopper and his partner Kaitlyn, Zachary, Kaleb, and Kassidy Hopper; as well several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by a sister, Rose Marie

At the request of the family, there will be no public visiting hours. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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

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

CAROL J. FOWLER

UNITY – Carol J. Fowler, 81, of Unity passed away peacefully on Sunday, March, 10, 2019. She was born Nov­em­ber 29, 1937, in Skow­hegan, the daughter of Richard Mathieu and Louvine (Nadeau) Mathieu.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 1955, and went on to have a career as a beautician that spanned nearly four decades. In 1959 she married Floyd Fowler, of Thorndike.

Carol was an award-winning artist and loved playing the guitar, singing and dancing

She is survived by five children; Lauri Thomas-Fowler and her wife Linda, of Broadlands, Virginia, Sherri Lorette and her husband Kevin Blakeman, of Sharon, Vermont, Heidi Hilton and her husband Terry, of Bingham, Jodi Fowler of Kansas City, Missouri, and Todd Fowler, of Randolph, Vermont; one sister, Pauline Rogers, of Winslow; and one brother, Alan Mathieu, of Fairfield; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and her son, Matthew.

Friends wishing may make donations in her memory to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine 04074.

BARRY A. LEE

SOUTH CHINA – Barry A. Lee, 66, of Route 3, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta,. Barry was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 27, 1952, the son of James Madison Lee and Marylou (Haydon) Lee.

He was employed as a journeyman bricklayer by the Bricklayers Union for many years and ended his working career as a carpenter for Troy Prescott.

Barry was a member of the South China Volunteer Fire Department and China Rescue for several years.

He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, and by his father-in-law, Mickey Farrington.

Surviving is his wife, Melinda “Mindy” Lee, of South China; two sons, Rex Lee and James Lee, both of South China; four grandchildren: Madison Lee, Benjamin Lee, Hayden James Lee and Touareg Lee; his mother-in-law, Jane Farrington; and two sisters-in-law, Millie Thompson and Polly Boynton and her husband Peter; brothers-in-law Daniel Thompson, and Clyde Streeter and his wife Jenny; and beloved nieces and nephews.

There will be no public visiting hours and no public service.

Memorial donations may be made to China Rescue, c/o China Town Office, 571 Lakeview Drive, China ME 04358.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Rte. 32, Windsor, ME.

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

DWAYNE A. DREW JR., 51, of San Clemente, California, passed away on November 8, 2018. Locally, he is survived by his stepfather, Herbert Irish, of Fairfield; aunts and uncles Gene and Brenda Drew, of Unity, and Ray Routhier, of Benton.

EDWARD K. KNIGHT, 78, of Rome, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Linda Rackliffe and husband Herbert, and brother Dennis Knight and wife Debra, all of Oakland.

RALPH A. KNIGHT JR., 85, of Jefferson, passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019, at Good Shepherd Hospice House, in Sebring, Florida. Locally, he is survived by a son, Jeffrey Knight and wife Lorie, of Windsor.

WESLEY E. JOHNSTON, 87, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, following a long illness. Locally, he is survived by a brother-in-law, Tom Estabrook, of Oakland.

KARLA G. DANFORTH, 53, of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Kim Castonguay and husband Darren, of Vassalboro.

PAUL A. WHITLEY, SR., 77, of West Gardiner, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Vicki Bryan and husband Shawn, of Winslow, and stepson Travis Eldridge, of South China.

DANA W. BEAULIEU, 55, of Anson, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 7, 2019, a Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan. Locally, he is survived by his mother Mary Ellen Beaulieu and partner Ron Gilbert, of Winslow.

GERALDINE H. QUIRION, 85, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Northern Light Continuing Care – Lakewood, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by her children, Jerome Quirion, of Waterville, Patrick Quirion, of Benton and Carl Quirion and wife Janet, of Winslow.

Obituaries for Thursday, Marcy 14, 2019

NORMA E. PARLIN

JEFFERSON – Norma Ellen (Weeks) Parlin, 80, of Jefferson, passed away on March 4, 2019, following a long courageous battle with cancer. Norma was born on November 16, 1938, in Whitefield, the daughter of Theodore and Eunice (Grady) Weeks.

She attended Wiscasset High School. She married Edward on October 17, 1959, raised two children and she retired from Digital Equipment, in Augusta. Over the years she enjoyed family functions, camping, traveling with her sister-in-law, playing beano and rarely missed watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and dance recitals.

Norma was predeceased by her brothers; Theodore Jr. (Joe), Raymond, Darrell (Eli), Richard and Robert (Pete), and sister Sandra Weeks.

Norma is survived by her husband of 59 years, Edward F. Parlin, of Jefferson; son, Richard A. Parlin Sr. and wife Jean, of Jefferson; daughter, Shelly (Parlin) Brann and fiancé Chris Hathorne, of Windsor; stepson, Edward A. Parlin and wife Rose, of South Jefferson; five grandchildren; Richard A. Parlin Jr., of Jefferson; Erica (Parlin) Ontiveros and husband Rafael, of Windsor, Nicole (Brann) Poulin and husband Steve, of North Monmouth, Mark Brann Jr. and wife Courtney, of Oakland, Ryan Parlin, of South Jefferson; six great-grandchildren; Christopher, Jasmine, Sophia, Luke, Wyatt and Tanner, several nieces and nephews. A spring graveside service will be held at Shepard Cemetery, in Jefferson.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care.

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 in Norma’s memory to the Sussman House, 40 Anchors Drive, Rockport, Maine 04856.

BRENDA J. O’NEILL

WINDSOR – Brenda Joyce O’Neill, 68, of Windsor, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019. She was born on October 3, 1950, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the daughter of Otto Albert Pearson and Helen May (Bradley) Pearson.

She grew up in this small town a happy young girl, where she developed her love of the ocean with most of her time spent with her best friend Trudy O’Neill Hervieux, who later became her sister-in-law.

Many years later she moved to Maine where she spent the rest of her years as a single mother with her five children. Brenda was lucky enough to meet friends that she cherished and considered more important than just a friend.

Brenda loved her family days where they would all get together and have dinner.

She was predeceased by her parents; a granddaughter “her angel” Kayla O’Neill.

Brenda is survived by her five children, Michelle and David Knox, Donald O”Neill, Denise and Broadus Henson, Kristie Kenney and Eric O’Neill; 11 grandchildren, David Knox, Katrina O’Neill, Jesse Knox, Katrina O”Neill, Jesse Knox, Brittany Knox, Crystal Morse, Tamara Morton, Bobby Morton, Cody and Nicole Knox, Emily O”Neill, Kameron O”Neill and Kylie Bechard; eight great-grandchildren, Kallynne O’Neill, Kaiden Knox, Hunter Knox, Owen Mayo, Jyreese Morton, Alianna Morton, Mason Lane and Chloe Lane.

There will be a celebration of life dinner on May 26, 2019, at 2 p.m. at American Legion, Easter Avenue, Augusta, where everyone who would like to honor and remember her is welcome.

ROLAND S. CARTER

WINSLOW – Roland Stanley Carter, 81, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Roland was born in Winslow on January 15, 1938, to Alfred “Fred” and Mabel Carter and was one of 11 children.

He enlisted in the Air Force at age 17 and went on to serve his country for 20 years. While stationed in Germany, he met Anna Berg, of Neidenbach. They were married on September 26, 1958, in Spangdahlem, Germany.

Roland retired as a master sergeant in 1974, and settled down with his family on West Street, in Waterville. He was very proud of his military service, especially the time spent in Vietnam. He was a lifetime member of MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post#8835, in Winslow.

Roland became a Union employee of Maine Central Railroad, in Waterville, and worked as an engineer, conductor and flagman for 24 years, until retiring in 2000 at age 62. Roland was an extremely hard worker, a jack of all trades and a man of many talents. He was known for his witty humor and willingness to give the shirt off his back to help family and friends. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. In his later years, Roland was a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast who assembled hundreds.

Roland was predeceased by his parents; son, Jeffrey; his sisters, Jeannine Morisette, and Dolores Carter; and his brothers, Donald, Jean, Bob, Francis, Richard and Fernand.

Roland is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anna Carter; his son, Joseph Carter and wife, Carla; his son, John Carter, Major USAF (retired); his daughter, Jennifer Foust and husband, Joseph; grandchildren: Derek, Jason, Jerrit, Ryan, Sarah and Amanda; his sister, Cecile Trapnell; his brother, Patrick Carter; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 22, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville. Burial will be later that day at 2 p.m., at the Maine Veterans’s Memorial Cemetery, 289 Civic Center Drive, Augusta.

Please visit www.veillieuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

LAURA F. STEVENS

OAKLAND – Laura F. (Reed) Stevens, 94, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Lakewood Continuing Care, in Waterville, within minutes after visiting with her family. She was born November 16, 1924, in Augusta, the daughter of Harold and Ethelyn (Morrill) Reed.

She worked for over 45 years at the Diamond Match and Cascade Woolen Mill, both in Oakland, until her retirement in 1987. She was a life member of The Decker-Simmons Post#51 American Legion Auxiliary, VFW, GAR and DAV. She belonged to the Oakland Parks Recreation Seniors since its beginning and loved her adopted children.

She was married to Gerald L. Stevens Sr. for 53 years until his death on December 20, 1995, and together they raised 10 children and were so proud of how they all completed their education and the career paths they had chosen.

A few of her passions were watching the Boston Red Sox, new England Patriots and traveling in her younger years to California, New York, and especially the ocean with her friends and family.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband Gerald; sons David and Stevie; infant daughter Faith; grandson Lloyd York Jr.; sisters Lelia Luce and Maxine Gallagher; brothers Robert, Edmond (Buzzy) and Thomas Reed and adopted daughter Sandra O’Neal.

She is survived by her children, Judy Nichols (Bob French), Pamela Chartrand, Barbara (Rick) Haskins, Donna (Steve) Bolduc, Randy (Diana) Stevens, Jeffrey (Lisa) Stevens. Barry and Scott Stevens, adopted son Doug Foster; daughters-in-law, Brenda Stevens, AnnMarie Stevens and Laurie Thomas; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her adopted granddaughter Trudy Albair; several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is planned for May 23, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Cemetery Chapel, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Laura’s name to the Oakland Parks Recreation Seniors, c/o Eric Seekins, P.O. Box 187, Oakland ME 04963.

JANE C. MOREAU

FAIRFIELD – Jane Charlotte Moreau, 76, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born on November 17, 1942, in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, one of six children of Edna May (Eddy) and Roy C. Wilkins.

She grew up in Farmington, New Hampshire and over the years she worked in various shoe shops in Maine and New Hampshire.

Jane was a member of the VFW MacCrillis-Rousseau Post#8835, in Winslow, and enjoyed camping, knitting, sewing, crocheting, and quilting. She also took pleasure in her flowers and was an avid reader. She will be remembered for her caring and helpful ways, as well as being a great pastry cook.

Jane is survived by her husband of nearly 23 years, Ronald Moreau, of Fairfield; her daughter, Terri Weston, of Barrington, New Hampshire; her son, Dana Ricker and his wife, Kristine, of Farmington, New Hampshire; her daughter, Christine Torno, of Lebanon; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held later this spring in Fairfield. Please visit www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share condolences, memories and tributes with Jane’s family.

MILFORD DOWNER

WINSLOW – Milford Downer, 80, of Winslow, died Monday, March 4, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born in Freedom on April 29, 1936, the son of Freemont and Genevieve (McDonald) Downer.

Milford graduated from Freedom Academy and worked for several local employers including Scott Paper, in Winslow, and Lee Brothers, in Albion. However, he spent most of his career as a woodworker. He worked many years at Duratherm, in Vassalboro, and eventually retired from Benton Hardwood Lumber, in Benton. In his free time, Milford loved fishing and camping with friends. He had an appreciation for a great campfire and the stories that accompanied it. He took the opportunity to share unique travel experiences with his family including two cross country driving trips to visit the natural and historical attractions of the United States.

He was predeceased by his sister Maxine Fowler.

Milford is survived by his wife of 49 years Gail (Young) Downer; niece Cathy Hotham, her husband Fred and son Caleb; numerous other nieces and nephews; brothers Allan and Letitia Downer, Clayton and Jeanne Downer, and Rodney and Linda Downer; and sisters Bertha and Donald Maxim, Carlene and Ray Bourgoin, Norene and Jeffrey Linscott.

There is no service planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org.