Obituaries, Week of October 4, 2018

GLENN R. FAUCETT

BENTON – Glenn R. Faucett, 92, died Sunday, September 9, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1926, in Pueblo, Colorado, the son of Ben H.
and Grace E. (Rodda) Faucett.

Glenn attended local schools and was a 1945 graduate of Las Animas High School. He served in the Army from June 16, 1945 to November 20, 1946. Glenn attended Colorado College from 1947-1950 and the University of Denver from 1950-1952, graduating with an MBA. He worked at Alexander Film Company, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and New Hampshire and Vermont. He worked for WCAX-TV, in Burlington, Vermont, in advertising sales. He later moved to Portland as an account executive for WMTW-TV Auburn for 34 years until he retired in 1992.

Glenn was actively involved with church activities such as singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and serving on the Jail Ministry team for over 20 years. He participated in softball and was well known for his various styles of pitching.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn, whom he married on June 20, 1959; his children, Gregory and his wife, Lori, Cynthia Tucci and husband James; grandchildren, Lindsay (Tucci) Lucas, James A. Tucci III, Joshua Tucci, Jasmine (Faucett) Davis, Hezekiah Faucett, Logen Faucett; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Frank and wife Barbara; and Vera, his sister-in-law.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.directcremationofmaine.com. Arrangements were under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine.

Memorial donations may be made to: East Benton Christian Church, c/o Sandy Thompson, Treasurer, 1194 Unity Road, Benton ME 04901.

JOSEPHINE THIBEAU KING

OAKLAND – Josephine Thibeau King passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care in Waterville. Jo was born on December 11, 1921, in Cherryfield and was raised by her grandparents, Charles and Delphine Thibeau and aunt and uncle, Delphie and Hampy Michaud.

Jo was a 1939 graduate of Cherryfield Academy and from what was to become Husson College in Bangor.

After graduation she accepted a position in the office at Diamond International in Oakland. She soon met her future husband, Bud, to whom she was married on December 29, 1943, in Leesburg, Florida. After living with Bud in Florida and Oklahoma, she returned to Maine when he was sent to serve in the Pacific on Saipan. She eventually returned to Diamond International, from which she retired.

Josephine was active in several community organizations over the years, but none more than All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Church in Oakland.

Jo is survived by her husband of 74 years, Edward “Bud” King, of Oakland; her daughter Dru Aslam and husband Padiath “Sunny” Aslam, of Belgrade; grandson, Jai Aslam, of Raleigh, North Carolina, step-grandchildren, Sharif Aslam, of Chesterville, Sunny Aslam Jr., wife Jess and children, Ayesha and Haya, of Syracuse, New York, Ali Aslam, wife Rebecca and son, Rama, of Ayer, Massachusetts; brother, Arthur Pinkham, of Machiasport; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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

Please consider a donation in Jo’s name to Lakewood Continuing Care, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901.

DAVID T. POTTER

CHINA – David T. Potter, 66, of Chadwick Way, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 10, 2018, at his home. He was born in Waterville on May 16, 1952, the son of David Potter and Evelyn (Haskell) Potter.

David was a graduate of Erskine Academy and received an associate degree from the University of Maine at Augusta. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. David was employed as a tax examiner by the state of Maine for many years.

He was a black belt in Karate and a member of the United Martial Arts Academy. In the 30+ years he practiced martial arts, he made close friends, many of whom became like an extended family. He shared his love of Karate through teaching many students, and traveled the country both teaching and learning the martial arts.

He was predeceased by his father.

Surviving is his mother, Evelyn Potter, of China; son, Shawn Potter, of Augusta; sister, Lorraine Rhoades, of China; niece, Kelly Rhoades, of China; nephew, Kevin Rhoades and wife Jerry, of China; and a cousin, Sandra Campbell and husband Albert, of Farmington.

Arrangements were by Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Rte. 32, Windsor.

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

WILLIAM S. LEVAY

VASSALBORO – William S. Levay, 71, formerly of New Milford, Connecticut, died Saturday, September 15, 2018. Bill was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of Stephen and Kathleen (Krause) Levay.

He graduated from Brien McMahon High School. He entered the United States Air Force and was a helicopter and airplane mechanic and was later stationed in Germany. He was a master electrician, owned and operated Levay Electric in New Milford, Connecticut for over 40 years. He enjoyed spending time in Maine and officially moved here this year where he was building his home.

He is survived by his son, Brian Levay, of Saco; twins, Katie Levay, of Milford, Connecticut, and Billy Levay and wife, Taylor, of Freeport; grandchild, Peter W. Levay; a brother, Stephen Levay and wife, Teri, of Boca Raton, Florida; nephew, Stephen Levay, of Boca Raton, Florida; and niece, Tricia Milici, of Dallas, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at Pierce Cemetery, in Solon, with military honors, on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration at the Legion Hall in Madison. A celebration of his life will be held at the VFW in New Milford, Connecticut, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High st., Bath.

Condolences may be made online at www.DaigleFuneralHome.com.

WILFRED E. CARON

WINSLOW – Wilfred Caron, 95, of Winslow passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Wilfred was born on October 1, 1922, in West Enfield.

As a young man he proudly served in the CCC (Civil Conservation Corp). On his was to Detroit, Michigan to work in the auto industry, he stopped in to visit his sister Nora, in Winslow, to say goodbye. While there, Wilfred spied a lovely young woman, named Lorette Caron, riding her bicycle, fell instantly in love, and married on November 23, 1942. They built a home in Winslow and started a family. Wilfred worked in Winslow at Scott Paper Company, formerly Hollingsworth and Whitney. Wilfred worked three jobs to keep his ever-growing family fed, clothed and happy.

Wilfred is survived by his best friend and significant other, Joyce Poulin, who filled Wilfred’s life with companionship and joy. Wilfred is also survived by his children, daughter Darlene Tansy and husband Ed, daughter Joyce Nasr and husband Nassim, daughter Angela Reed and husband Dave, Keith and wife Carla, Teresa Dudley, Tammy Benedict and husband Jim. Grandchildren, Shane Gagne, Tara Bradstreet and husband Daniel, Jeremy Caron and wife Christine, Kimberly Caron and fiancé Matt Koch, Erica Plappert and husband Bill, Darcie Keller and husband Aaron, Rita Karter and husband John, Kristopher Reed, Joey Reed, Ashley Pett and husband Will, Casey Justard and husband Alex, Derek Caron, Jamie Routhier and wife Amy, Jessica Routhier, Chelsea Lopez and husband Cameron, and Tyler Benedict and wife Morgan. Wilfred also had great-grandchildren, Parker Gagne, Kyle Gagne, Justin Martin,Nathan Martin, Arianna Bradstreet, Will Plappert, Camden Plappert, Brynley
Keller, Elias Karter, Evan Karter, Bailey Justard, Kannon Justard and Cooper Routhier.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Eugenie (Dumais) Caron; as well as his wife Lorette and their daughter Theresa; his siblings, Henry Caron, Natalie Taylor Parker, Lawrence Caron, Evelyn Roy, Nora Paradis, Aurore Sigler, Louise Gurney Howard, James Caron, Hilda Dunton, Theresa Caron, Hubert Caron and Gerald Caron.

Wilfred was an avid gardener, carpenter, and handy man. He loved to sing, yodel, dance, ice and roller skate in his youth. He enjoyed playing cards and dominos with family and friends. He had a strong Catholic faith and lived accordingly.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow, on Saturday, September 29, at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at Saint Francis Cemetery, in Waterville, with reception at the Mount Merici School, on 18 Mount Merici Ave. in Waterville.

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

Donations in his name can be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Donations may be made by phone to Saint Jude’s by calling 1-800-822-6344, Monday through Friday 7 am to 9 pm (central time) or by mail, make checks payable to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.

LINDA J. NORRIS

WINSLOW – Linda Jean Norris, of Winslow, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was born on August 24, 1967, in New London, Connecticut, the daughter of Lee E. Dupee and Sylvia Farmer.

Linda attended Washington Academy, in East Machias.

Linda was a breath of fresh air. She had a green thumb and loved growing things. She was artistic and loved painting. Linda was very quick witted and had a great sense of humor, she loved sitting around a campfire with family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and will never be forgotten.

Linda is survived by her husband Brent; her two sons Cory and Eric Bezanson; her daughter Denali Norris; four grandchildren, Charles, Walter, Gerard and Trenton; her sisters Nancy, Cynthia and Diana; and her brother Dana.

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

Arrangements by Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.

JAMES E. WHEELOCK

OAKLAN – James Errold Wheelock, 77, passed away at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He was born February 3, 1941, to Walter Bion Wheelock and Mary Ellen Bucknam Wheelock and lived in Oakland most of his life.

James attended Oakland schools and graduated from Williams High School in 1959.

Soon after graduation, James began his career as a milkman. He worked for Sturtevant’s Dairy, in Fairfield Center, until it was sold to Smiley’s Dairy. He was with Smiley’s until it was sold to Oakhurst Dairy, where he remained until his retirement in 2004. While at Smiley’s, James enjoyed playing on their bowling team. He also was a Red Sox fan and enjoyed country music, especially Roy Clark.

In January 1960, he met his future wife, Donna Sawyer. They were first married in 1961 and remarried in 1994. Together, they had two daughters, Julie and Diana. James was very proud of “his girls” as well as his “two guys” Kevin and Kasey.

James was predeceased by all his grandparents; his mom and dad, Bion and Ellen Wheelock; his brother, Walter (Perk) Wheelock and Perk’s wife, Nancy Leavitt Wheelock; his in-laws, Leo and Pearl Sawyer; and brothers-in-law, Norman Audet and Gerald Pelham.

Surviving are James’ wife, Donna; his daughter, Julie Wheelock Smith and her partner, Joe Ferro, and Julie’s two sons, Kevin and Kasey Smith; his daughter, Diana Wheelock and husband, Casey Cramton, and Casey’s two daughters, Sarah and Ellie Cramton; two sisters-in-law, Anita Pelham and Anne Audet; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Arrangements were by Lawry Brothers-Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland.

OTHERS DEPARTED

KATHERINE T. GOWER, 75, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Glenridge Comfort Care, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Donna Gower, of Windsor; and brothers Donald, of Augusta, and Roger, of Chelsea.

Obituaries, Week of September 27, 2018

PAMELA L. STICKNEY

CHINA – Pamela L. Stickney, 60, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center following a brief and courageous battle against cancer. Pam was born on July 10, 1958, to Helen Cromwell Stickney, and Ervin W. Stickney in Skowhegan.

She grew up in Norridgewock and the surrounding area, then later lived and established her family in Winslow with her former husband James Goodwin, where together they raised their children.

Pam’s family was the most important thing to her and she always put them first. Pam’s giving nature and concern for others was often shown in her good morning texts, silly emojis and pictures that she’d send to her loved ones just to say hi, or to check in on them. These messages brought joy to those receiving them and certainly will be missed, but will continue to bring a smile when needed. For many, she was their “Prayer Warrior.” She sent many prayers up and also would find scriptures to lift their spirits and bring peace. One of the greatest things she loved to do with her partner, George, was to go shopping at Goodwill and lawn sale-ing on Saturday mornings. This had been a lifelong passion of hers. Her gifts will now be cherished memories of her thoughtfulness to those she loved.

Pam worked in various occupations in her life beginning at a young age. She was particularly proud of her time spent working in nursing homes as a CNA, not surprising because she had compassion and respect for anyone in need.

Pam was content with a simple life. She felt no need for extravagant things. She was happy to end her day with a cup of tea and a chocolate. She enjoyed silly hats, word puzzles, spending time with family, collecting strawberries, socializing through Facebook, and making other people happy. Her day could easily be made when someone would bring her favorite drink: an “Extra Large Half-calf coffee, just cream” from Dunkin’ Donuts. One would think they had given her the world, and they may have, because she thoroughly enjoyed the company that came with the gesture. You never had to try to impress her. Just be yourself and show kindness; she was quick to know who was sincere.

Pam didn’t consider herself to be a courageous person, anyone who was fortunate enough to spend time with her following her diagnosis would have never known. She had overcome many hardships in her life but often downplayed those victories.

Pam was predeceased by her parents; her brother Mark Stickney; infant brother Jeffery Stickney.

She is survived by her daughter Jamie Goodwin, of China; her son James Goodwin and his wife Randi, of China; her grandsons Jimmy, Eli and Gabriel, her partner George Clemmer Jr.; sister Barbara Bell, of Skowhegan; brothers Bernard Stickney and his partner Diane Glidden, of Mars Hill, Gordon (Tom) Stickney and his wife Debbie, of Chelsea; and Galen Trask Jr. and his wife Lisa, of Akron, Michigan; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and many cousins.

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

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

LEON W. LOUCKS

OAKLAND – Leon William Loucks, 75, passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018, at the Country Manor Nursing Home, in Whitefield, following a brief illness. He was born December 3, 1942, in Oakland, the son of William C. and Doris V. (Lewis) Loucks.

Leon worked his school summer years doing yard work and haying fields in Smithfield. After graduating from Williams High School, in Oakland, he worked for Diamond National, in Oakland, and for Fuller Brush sales until he worked for the Waterville Morning Sentinel for over 17 years. He became interested in the mental health field a few years later and began working as a mental health counselor. He also attended the University of Maine in Augusta to earn his BS degree in social sciences until early retirement in 1999.

Leon enjoyed sports. While his children were in school, he did parent voluntary coaching for the school sports program.

Leon worked with his dad in 1968 and 1969 designing and building the family home in Sidney where his family lived until he became ill in 1999. Upon retirement, Leon and Sheila lived in Waterville until they bought their retirement home in Oakland.

Leon is survived by his wife, Sheila York Loucks, of Oakland, and by his children, Laurie and husband, Gregory Roberts, of Baxter, Tennessee, Boyd Loucks, of Waterville, Brian Loucks and wife Bridgette, of Oakland, and Trena and husband, George Cousins, of Smithfield; six grandchildren, Anthony Loucks, of Winslow, Dameon Loucks, of Augusta, Kody Loucks, of Skowhegan, Dustin Loucks and Drake Loucks, both of Oakland, and Kylee Loucks, of Fairfield; one great-grandson, Connor Loucks, and one great-granddaughter, Natalee Loucks, both of Augusta; two sisters, Gloria (Richard) Luce, of Cape Elizabeth and Charlotte (Edward) Tardiff, of Sidney, and one brother, Christopher (Wendy) Loucks, of Hancock.

He was predeceased by his parents, William C. and Doris V. (Lewis) Loucks, one brother, William Loucks and one sister, Helen (Joseph) Dubois as well as his son, David Earl Loucks (Dee Dee).

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

KEITH C. NELSON

PALERMO – Keith C. Nelson, 84, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. He was born June 20, 1934, in Palermo, the son of Jasper C. and Edith (Brown) Nelson.

He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, class of 1952. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War until his honorable discharge. Keith worked for many years as a self-employed farmer/lumberman and was a former Branch Mills Grange member.

Keith is survived by his brother, Royce B. Nelson and wife Jeannine, of Palermo; sister, Jackie Nelson, of Palermo; three nephews, Todd Nelson and wife Tina, of Palermo, Troy Nelson and wife Angela, of Palermo, Allen Warren and wife Denise, of Connecticut; niece, Joy (Nelson) Baig and husband Babar, of Massachusetts; numerous grandnieces and nephews.

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

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

STEVEN L. COLE

CHINA – Steven Lee Cole, 64, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 18, 1954, in Albion, the son of Roger Sherman Sr. and Louise Lee (Barker) Cole.

He attended schools in Albion and on April 18, 1972, he married Susan Cole. They were married 37 years and had eight children. They had always remained close friends. He was employed for many years at Ace Tire, in Waterville, Dan’s Auto Parts, in Benton, was a self-employed mechanic and did woodworking with his son. Steve was a member of the United Bikers of Maine and belonged to a bowling league. He enjoyed auto racing, drag racing, automotive mechanics, building motors with his sons, riding his motorcycle and snowmobiling with family and friends, fishing, and loved spending time with his family.

Steve was predeceased by his son Steven Cole Jr.

He is survived by five sons, Seth Cole and wife Sarah, of Pittsfield, Shane Cole and wife Paula, of Winslow, Saul Cole and wife Ashley, of Waterville, Scott Cole and wife Tysha, of Albion, Stuart Cole and wife Valerie, of China; two daughters, Shelley Marcoux and husband Lee, of Sidney, Sonya Cole and fiance Dan Parsons, of Winslow, Susan Cole, of Shawmut; two brothers, Roger Cole Jr. and wife Patricia, of Canaan, Timothy Cole and wife Stacey, of Virginia; four sisters, Natalie Labbe and husband Steve, of Shawmut, Sally Funk and husband James, of Connecticut, Marlena Funk and family, of Pittsfield, Martha Rowe and family, of Newport; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2 p.m., at 4 Stanley Hill Road, China. Refreshments will be potluck. Interment will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Steve’s memory to the Vesper Hill Children’s Chapel, PO Box 263, Rockport, ME (contact # 207-236-6139).

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

ALTA L. LAMBERT

WINSLOW – Alta L. (Heald) Lambert, 83, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, at her home, in Winslow. She was born October 7, 1934, in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of John Foster and Doris Mary (Leonard) Heald.

She was employed for many years as an office manager at American Glass Company, in Waterville. She was a devoted member and former president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post #5, in Waterville, and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Alta always enjoyed making whoopie pies and Lambert spaghetti dinners. She had a funny sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. She had a wonderful personality and was loved by many.

Alta is survived by four daughters, Linda Gormly of Rhode Island, Darlene Golodetz, of Waterville, Lisa Lambert, of Winslow, and Lori Peterson, of Fairfield; her son Chuck Lambert and wife Linda, of Winslow; granddaughters, Alaina Lambert, of Winslow, Taylor Rodriguez, of Winslow, Meghan Caromile and husband Bruce, of Rhode Island, Krysten Gormly, of Washington, D.C., Jennifer Willette, of Vassalboro, and Cassandra Conary, of Waterville; grandsons, Josh Gormly of Rhode Island, and Derek Harris, of Waterville; seven great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons; and her sister Germaine Gooldrup, of Waterville; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by daughters, Karen Golodetz and Norma Willette.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Alta’s memory to a charity of one’s choice or the hospice company Amedisys, Inc. (Attn: Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816).

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

OTHERS DEPARTED

DOROTHY P. HARMON, 75, of Jackman, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Denise Kolreg, of Fairfield; grandchildren Keith Kolreg and partner Kortnie Williams, of Oakland; and great-grandson Benjamin Kolreg, of Oakland.

TIMOTHY S. TOMAN, 63, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a long illness. Locally, he is survived by his stepmother, Joyce Toman, of Winslow.

LOISETTE J. BILODEAU, 81, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at her home following a brief illness. Locally, she is survived by a son, Michael P. Bilodeau and wife Muriel, of Windsor.

Obituaries, Week of September 20, 2018

THOMAS R. PICHER

AUGUSTA – Thomas Richard Picher, 47, of Augusta, died at home on Friday, Sep­tember 7, 2018, following a short battle with cancer. Thom was born May 15, 1971, in Augusta, the son of Pastor Robert and Gail Picher, of Vassalboro.

Graduating from Erskine Academy, of South China, class of 1989, Thom worked as a machine line operator at Cives Steel Company, in Augusta, for the last 20 years as a member of Local #807, Iron Workers Union.

Halloween being a favorite time of year for Thom and Rebecca Gilbert, 47, the couple was married October 31, 2013, at the Kennebec River, in Augusta.

Every fall, Thom spent November hunting with his dad, family and friends. In his spare hours, Thom enjoyed tinkering with small engines, working in his yard at home and craft beers.

Especially grateful for his three step-daughters, their husbands and seven grandchildren, Thom spent several weekends every month spoiling them.

Thom is survived by his wife of five years, Rebecca Picher; his parents, Bob and Gail Picher, of Vassalboro; step-daughters Reagan Davenport (Evan Davenport), Katie Gilbert Wiley, (Steven Wiley), Vanessa Gilbert, (Joe Charles); grandchildren, Steven, Greg, Owen, Connor, Janet, Amelia and Annabelle.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 23, at 2:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 69 Winthrop Street, Augusta. The service will be officiated by Rev. Carie Johnsen. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.

Obituaries, Week of September 13, 2018

FLORA M. RICHARDSON

BRIDGTON – Flora (Auntie) Richardson, 79, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 following a brief illness. She was born in Vassalboro on November 1, 1938, the daughter of the late Raymond A. Bronn Sr. and Margueite (Peggy) Sylvain

She was brought up in Palermo and attended local schools. She met her husband Allan Richardson, in Richmond. They were married October 22, 1955, in Portland. Then moved to Bridgton in 1956, where they made their home for 62 years.

She worked as a hand sewer at Pleasant Mountain Moc, in Bridgton, as well as cleaning homes, and as a collator at Yankee Masters. She and her husband loved to travel, and did seasonal camping in Cornish and Fryeburg Fair. She loved birds, rooting for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Racing, and was a member of the Bridgton Congregational Church.

Surviving, besides her husband Allan, for almost 63 years, are two brothers, Bertrand Bronn, of Scarborough, and Everett Bronn, and one sister Christie (Bronn) Merrick, all of Washington State. She also leaves behind Sam Ross, a special young man whom she took care, and nephew Bard Richardson; several nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-grandchildren, and several cousins.

She was predeceased by one sister, Erdine Fletcher, three brothers, Raymond (Sonny) Bronn Jr., Samuel Bronn and Abraham Bronn, as well as step-mother Grace Bronn. There will be no funeral services. A graveside service will held at a later date at the L.A. Berry Cemetery, in Denmark. A celebration of her life will be held on Sept. 22, from 2 – 5 p.m., at thge Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St., Bridgton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 98 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, in Casco. Online condolences may be left for the family at hallfuneralhome.net.

WILLIAM E. LYBROOK

FAIRFIELD – William E. Lybrook, 82, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a brief illness. He was born August 11, 1936, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Thomas and Marion (Moore) Lybrook.

As a young man, William enlisted in the Unites States Air Force where he served from 1953 to 1957 during the Korean War. He went on to serve in the Air Force Reserves until 1961.

On June 1, 1958, he married Eloise Goodspeed and went on to raise three children together. William and Eloise ran several family businesses, including apartment rentals, auto salvage yard and a used car lot, spanning 55 years. Throughout the years, William enjoyed traveling with his family including hunting and fishing with his sons, Kenneth and William II. In later years, he enjoyed wintering in Northport, Florida.

William is survived by his significant other, Linda Dunaway, of Fairfield Center; Ernestine Lessiker and husband Steven, Kenneth Lybrook and wife Leisa, William Lybrook II and wife Lynn; grandchildren, Katherine and Jennifer Lessiker, Kemp Lybrook and Molly Lybrook; siblings, Ethal Batton, Henry Lybrook, Richard Lybrook, and Ida Lybrook all from Ohio; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Tomas and Marion Lybrook; wife, Eloise; siblings, Bob, Leroy, Tommy and Mary; also his precious granddaughter, Beth Lybrook.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, Maine 04901.

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

Obituaries, Week of September 6, 2018

ROBERTA B. CAMERA

FAIRFIELD – Roberta Camera, 59, of Fairfield, died Dec. 11, 2017, at home from complications of a brain aneurysm and pancreatic cancer. She was born in Connecticut, the daughter of Robert and Jane (McCourt) House, and granddaughter of Philip and Frances McCourt and Robert and Glenora House.

Roberta spent her life caring most and foremost to family. She was a CNA for the elderly. For the past 23 years she devoted her life at home, caring for two physically disabled women, keeping them safe, happy and loved.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert Camera Sr.; her grandmother Frances McCourt; daughters Marie Bellows and husband Edward, Amanda Douglass and husband William; stepson Robert Camera Jr. and wife Susan; stepdaughter Dawn Camera; 24 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; siblings Kirk House, Cindy Haley, and Kim Cameron.

DOROTHY A. BELANGER

FAIRFIELD – Dorothy Alice (Gwazdosky) Belanger passed away Wed­nesday August 15, 2018, at her home in Fairfield. She was born in Winslow on either January 30 or January 31, 1926. The ongoing debate over which day stems from the desire to have a different birthday than her twin, Doris. (Neither of whom ‘came over on the boat’ regardless of what they told you.) They were two of the 10 children born to Russian and Polish immigrants, Stephen and Olga (Kachnovich) Gwazdosky.

Dorothy graduated from Winslow High School in 1945, where her yearbook recognizes she and Doris’ penchant for confusing their teachers by trading places. Dorothy and Doris moved to Washington, DC, later that year to work as clerks for the federal government. Together they stood in front of the White House with thousands of others following the announcement that Japan had surrendered.

Dorothy moved back to Maine, met, fell in love with, and married Harold Belanger in 1951. The Winslow Black Raider had fallen for a Lawrence Bulldog who would not stray far from home. Dorothy and Harold raised five children and two businesses in Fairfield. They trademarked “Belanger’s Famous Tortiere Pies” in 1951. The pies were originally sold at Belanger’s Market which was run by Harold and his brother, Fred. Dorothy and Harold ran Belanger’s Drive-In and Dairy Bar from 1974 until their retirement in 1986. Not content to retire, Dorothy worked for several more years at Sounds Easy Video where she was once recognized as Employee of the Year. Dorothy also enjoyed participating in her Monday night bowling league winning several titles in the early 1990s.

Dorothy was predeceased her husband, Harold; her parents; six brothers, Nicolas, Alec, Joseph, William, Julius and John Gwazdosky, and three sisters, Doris Gwazdosky DeAngelis, Nellie McMahon and Luba Gwazdosky.

Dorothy is survived by her five children, Diane Veilleux, of Fairfield, Beckie Seeley and her husband Calvin, of Winslow, Linda Brown and her husband Gordon, of Rome, Russell Belanger and his wife Tina, of Fairfield, and Ruth Leigh and her husband Randy, of Fairfield; six grandchildren, Jenny Boyden and her husband Matt, of Clinton, Amy Foss and her husband Gerald, of Winslow, Tracy Leigh, of Windsor, Chelsea Brown, of Rochester, New York, Chace Belanger, of Portland, and Paige Belanger, of Fairfield; three great-grandchildren, Storer and Jillian Boyden, of Clinton and Cassidy Foss, of Winslow; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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

DENISE M. PELLETIER

WINDSOR – Denise M. Pelletier, 59, of Windsor, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018. Denise was born February 8, 1959, to parents Armand and Bertha Pelletier.

She grew up in Gardiner with eight siblings. She often spoke of helping her mom cook delicious homemade donuts and helping her dad with his horses. She attended Gardiner High School and worked for the State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle. Denise loved dearly her “girls” from work and her close friends who did so much for her while she battled breast cancer for nine years. Denise loved taking trips with her family and significant other. She enjoyed sewing quilts, doing crafts, woodworking, her flower garden, and could do anything she set her mind to.

Denise is described by so many as the strongest woman they will ever know. She was a great mother but also a best friend and confidant to her children. Her most precious love was her eight “grandbabies.”

She was predeceased by her sister, Sheila Jackson; her parents, Bertha and Armand Pelletier; and her grandmother, Alice Cote.

Denise is survived by her four children; Amy French and husband, Chris, with granddaughters, Ryleigh and Norah; Michelle Haskell and husband, Rodney, with granddaughter, Christina, and grandson, Codey; Penny Wilson with granddaughter, Elizabeth Dugas, and grandson, Teddy Walen; a son, Scott Wilson and wife, Deidra, with granddaughter, Mayla, and grandson, Matthew; her significant other, Paul Temple; two sisters, Sandra Lambert, Brenda Owens; five brothers, Norman, Dana, Larry and David Pelletier and Ricky Hume; along with many sisters- and brothers in-law, nieces and nephews.

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

NETTIE M. ALBAIR

OAKLAND – Nettie Mae (Hartsgrove) Albair, 62, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston. She was born March 1, 1956, in Hartland, the daughter of Edmund H and Tildy E. (Grondin) Hartsgrove.

She graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1975. On May 17, 1986, she married Ronald Albair, in Skowhegan. She was employed as a ward secretary and medical records clerk at Redington-Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan, for over 40 years. She enjoyed reading, camping, and cooking.

Nettie is survived by her husband of 32 years, Ronald Albair, of Oakland; daughter, Sara Borelli and husband James, of Oakland; three brothers, Ronald Hartgrove, of Augusta, Ralph Hartsgrove, of Skowehgan, Allen Hartsgrove, of Norridgewock; three sisters, Diana Demmons and husband Carlton, of Skowhegan, Deborah Trucotte, of Canaan, Brenda Hei and husband Peter, of Waterville; Aunt Regina Hartsgrove, of Norridgewock; sisters-in-law, Constance Hartsgrove, of Oakland, Martha Hartsgrove, of Canaan, Deborah Albai,r of Newport, Trudy Albair, of Oakland; brother-in-law, Levi Albair, Jr. and wife Lorraine, of Corinna, Bruce Albair, of Oakland; Aunt Ina Hartsgrove, of Corinna; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Tildy and Edmund Hartsgrove; mother and father-in-law, Levi and Mona Albair; sisters, Norma Libby, Joan Cayford, Linda Robinson; brothers, Edmund Hartsgrove, Jr., George Hartsgrove, Terry Hartsgrove, and Larry Hartsgrove.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Nettie’s memory to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine 04074.

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

RAYMOND J. MORRISSETTE

SOUTH CHINA – Raymond J. Morrissette, 91, of South China, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Togus Springs Hospice Unit at VA Maine Health Care System, at Togus, following an extended illness. He was born in Augusta on June 20, 1927, the son of Ernest Morrissette and Maria (Jacques) Morrissette.

He left an indelible mark for his children to follow in his footsteps to be good American citizens, fine and honest human beings, imparting work ethics for all to live successful and accomplished lives.

Prior to his retirement, he distinguished himself as a hard working contractor/builder by trade, notably building 37 houses (without the assistance of pneumatic tools nor the convenience of a delivery from a cement truck) in the Augusta area. When building became less than profitable, he turned to farming, building his first 15,000 square foot hen house in the late ‘50s on Church Hill Road; and, when this wasn’t large enough in which to make his living and raise his family, he built a 24,000 square foot hen house and a three bedroom cape on Spring Road, raising 32,000 chickens, beef cattle and other farm animals. He experienced many hardships, i.e., losing his farmhouse and barn to a fire in 1958, and yet again by fire, another hen house in 1980 on the Spring Road, facing each devastating loss with resolve, an enduring spirit and with faith guiding his way.

He was very proud to have served honorably in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He married the love of his life when he returned, in 1947, to Germaine (Poulin) Morrissette, and was immediately and lovingly embroiled in her 16 siblings and their spouses. They were married for 60 years before she passed in 2007. Together they shared a loving and companionable life, raised four children and shared a mutual love of fishing. Many remark fondly on how, in the 1950s, Dad hitching up his team of work horses (Dick and Goldie), tapping over 75 sugar maple trees, making the most delicious thick, deep amber maple syrup in his Sugar Shack.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #205, and a former member of the Calumet Club.

Surviving are two daughters, Louise S. Bean and her husband Bill of Augusta, Marie L. Keys and her husband Russ of Tijeras, N.M., two sons, Philip R Morrissette, and Anthony R. Morrissette and his spouse Beryl of Augusta; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He leaves behind a special cousin; and many beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Wilfred Morrissette and his wife Yvette, two sisters, Simone Michaud and her husband Jerry, and Jeannette Dowling and her husband Jak.
There are no public visiting hours scheduled. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Augusta. Committal with military honors will follow in the chapel at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon, Rd., Augusta.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

AREA NOTABLE

EARL R. RANCOURT, 85, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. He was born in Waterville on January 29, 1933, one of seven children of Evelyn (Mathieu) and E. Albert Rancourt. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Waterville High School. Earl was Treasurer/Manager of the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, in Waterville, serving in many leadership positions. Locally, he is survived by his wife of 63 years, Annette (Giguere) Rancourt; his son, Gerry Rancourt and his wife, Karen and their children: Ryan Rancourt, John Rancourt, Todd Rancourt and his wife, Jenn, Jill Merckens and her husband, Jefferey; his daughter, Denise LaFrance and her husband, Dan and their children: Crystal Colello and her husband, Josh, Jeff LaFrance and his fiancé, Amber Costigan, Kelley LaFrance and her companion, Drew Glasheen; six great-grandchildren: Rylee, Bridgette and Alex Rancourt, Owen and Olivia Colello, Rory Costigan; one brother, David Rancourt and his wife, Pat; three sisters, Joyce Purnell and her husband, Francis, Arlene Jones and her husband, Gordon, Celeste Harris and her husband, David, his sister-in-law, Muriel Rancourt, his brother-in-law Robert Lachance, as well as quite a few nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by his brother, Carl Rancourt and his sister, Shirley Lachance.

LOCAL TIES:
JOSEPH H. VEILLEUX

Joseph Veilleux, 68, of Oceanside, California, passed away at home on Monday, July 23, 2018. Joe was born on April 26, 1950, in Waterville, to Edward and Anna (Hebert) Veilleux.

Joe married Karen Zitka in 1972, in Kittery. He retired in 1998 as a Master Gunnery Sergeant after serving 29-1/2 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and then worked as a Broker Associate/Realtor until his death.

Joe is survived by his wife Karen, his daughter Rhonda Veilleux and grandson Vincent, of Nantucket , Massachusetts; sisters Alice Lachance and husband Pearley, of Winslow, Theresa Lankford and husband Winfred, of Melfa, Virginia, and Julie Northrop, of Florida; brother, Edward Veilleux and wife Idella Veilleux, of Windsor Lock, Connecticut.

Obituaries, Week of August 30, 2018

ROLAND C. LESSARD

WINSLOW – Roland C. Lessard, 91, of Winslow, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Oak Grove Center, Waterville, following a brief illness. He was born in Waterville on December 11, 1926, the son of Odilon and Alexina (Doyon) Lessard and lived in the Waterville-Winslow area all of his life.

Roland graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1944. He was employed at Scott Paper Company for 15 years and then employed by Central Maine Power Company for over 30 years, retiring in 1989.

Roland served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a Radioman 3rd class, serving in the Pacific Area. He was a member of Bourque-Lannigan Post#5, American Legion, Waterville and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #8835, Winslow.

He was predeceased by his father, Odilon; mother, Alexina; sister, Olivette; and a son,l Jeffrey.

Roland is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Lessard, of New Jersey, and Carol A. Gaedtke and husband, Larry, of New Hampshire; two grandchildren, Christopher D. Biron and wife, Melissa, and Jamison D. Biron of New Hampshire; great-grandson, Maddox; and best friend and companion, Rose Manzo, of Winslow.

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

DENISE M. PELLETIER

WINDSOR – Denise M. Pelletier, 59, of Windsor, passed away at her home on Friday, August 10, 2018. Denise was born February 8, 1959, to parents Armand and Bertha Pelletier.

She grew up in Gardiner with eight siblings. She often spoke of helping her mom cook delicious donuts and helping her dad with his horses. She attended Gardiner High School and worked for the State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle. Denise loved her “girls” from work and her close friends who did so much for her while she battled breast cancer for nine years. Denise loved taking trips with her family and significant other. She enjoyed sewing quilts, doing crafts, woodworking, and her flower garden.

She was predeceased by her sister, Sheila Jackson; her parents, Bertha and Armand Pelletier; and her grandmother, Alice Cote.

Denise is survived by her four children: Amy French and husband, Chris with granddaughters, Ryleigh and Norah: Michelle Haskell and husband, Rodney, with granddaughter, Christina, and grandson, Codey; Penny Wilson with granddaughter, Elizabeth Dugas, and grandson Teddy Walen; a son Scot Wilson and wife, Deidra, with granddaughter, Mayla and grandson, Matthew; her significant other, Paul Temple; two sisters, Sandra Lambert, Brenda Owens; five brothers, Norman, Dana, Larry and David Pelletier and Ricky Hume;

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

TERRI L. BOYNTON

FAIRFIELD – Terri L. Boynton, 54, died on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at her home. She was born April 7, 1964, in Belfast, the second daughter of Peter R. Perry and Rowena Young Perry.

The family resided in Massachusetts until the late 1970s.

She was educated in Massachusetts and Maine, graduating from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1982, and Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) in 2002, with a bachelor’s degree in ITT-Tech. She worked for the China school system several years and was employed by Summit Natural Gas Co. for the last five years.

Terri met Ralph Frank Boynton at KVCC. They were married July 7, 2014. Terri and Ralph loved travel, camping, crafting, music and the arts, good food, and good friends and family.

She was predeceased by her father, and grandparents, Arthur and Hope Walsh and Maurice and Charline Bumps Young.

She is survived by her husband Ralph; mother Rowena Y. Perry; daughter Elissa Rowe Wynne and husband Chad and their child Stella Grace; son James Rowe and wife Meghan Belanger and children Madison and Sophia; step-daughter Jaime Fagan and husband Chris and her daughter Lorelai Rice, and step-daughter Jesse Turner, her sons Daniel Turner and Anthony Peace; sister Caroline Morgan, and her daughter Erin Leighton and husband Corey and son Alex; sister Robin Maraggio and husband Tom, and her daughter Abby Obin; father-in-law Frank “Bud” M. Boynton.

According to Terri’s wishes, there will be no services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center, in Augusta.

THERESE E. FROST

WATERVILLE – Therese Estelle Frost, 88, of Waterville, passed on Thursday August 16, 2018, at Mount Saint Joseph. She was born in Winslow on June 16, 1930, one of eight children of Emma (Roy) and Edras Pomerleau.

She was educated in local schools and retired from C.F. Hathaway, in Waterville, in 1990 following 30 years of service.

Therese belonged to the Ladies of Ste. Anne at St.de Sales Francis Catholic Church, in Waterville. She enjoyed playing cribbage with her husband and friends. Therese loved to travel and was known for being active and always on the go until her health began to change. She was a kind and generous woman who wore a smile where ever she went.

Therese is survived by her husband, Harold D. Frost; eight stepdaughters: Camilla Corson, Geraldine Maheu, Estelle Quimby, Anne Frost Rehner, Judith Frost Gillis, Barbara Frost, Marjorie Frost, Susan Frost, one stepson, Richard Frost; many step-grandchildren; niece and nephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, George Cahill in 1974, and her second husband, Aurele Guerette in 1996; as well as all of her siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday Aug. 25, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville with burial following in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

JACQUELINE L. GOSSELIN

WINSLOW – Jacqueline (Lamy) Gosselin, 89, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 15, 2018. Jackie was born and raised in Forge Village, Massachusetts, the daughter of immigrant Franco-American parents Hormidas and Helena (Isabelle) Lamy.

She was a member of the National Honor Society and worked at the local woolen mill prior to starting her family. In 1950, she married the love of her life and embarked on the full-time job of raising three children, later relocating with her husband to Winslow where she put down roots for the next 53 years. She worked at Waterville Adult Education for a time and engaged in community service through the Daughters of Isabella, working to provide help for those in need.

Jackie’s family grew to span four generations of which she remained the matriarch and hub, a job from which she never retired. Even through her last days she continued to care for her brood, telling them to eat and go to bed. She was the organizer of family holidays and instilled a love of celebration, laying her artistic touch on every birthday, holiday, and special event over the course of 68 years. She embraced her strong Catholic faith and spent endless hours praying for others, especially her family who provided her with ample opportunity. She was also the owner and operator of “Memere’s Motel” where her grandchildren checked in for countless sleepovers, often arriving in groups after colluding with each other through the cousin phone tree. Their Memere welcomed each and every encounter with open arms and loving heart.

Jackie exuded a gentle spirit that belied a fierce independence and iron will, which those who knew her intimately understood could not be broken.
Her innate toughness allowed her to remain living independently in her home where she most wanted to be, surrounded by her large, noisy, often chaotic tribe ranging in ages from one through 66. The antics of her great-grandchildren provided her with the gift of many laughs and so much joy through her last months. In her final days she glowed with love, joy and peace amidst the fruit of her life’s work, content with a life well lived.

Jackie was predeceased by her husband of 62 years Gerald Gosselin; her parents; her sister Dorry Melancon; and her infant granddaughter Courtney.

She is survived by her son Gerald Gosselin, Jr. and wife Gen; daughters Priscilla Rice and husband Michael, and Celeste LaPointe and husband Stan; grandchildren Kirsten Pomeroy and husband Cory, Stephanie Grondin and husband Travis, Rachel Reynolds and husband Andy, Lyndsey Giles and husband Doug, Jessica Poulin and husband Jared, Josh LaPointe, and Amanda LaPointe and partner Jimmy Page; great-grandchildren Cassidy, Courtney, Colby, Cooper, Cody, Chase, Chloe, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Jace, Joslyn, and Jude; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 25, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Church, Monument Street in Winslow, followed by internment at St. Francis Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. An online guestbook may signed, memories and condolences shared at www.gallantfh.com.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Osteoporosis Foundation www.nof.org, and MaineGeneral Hospice, give.mainegeneral.org/hospice.

BERTRAND BARD

FAIRFIELD – Bertrand “Bert” Bard, 73, of Fairfield, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. He was born in Fort Kent on November 15, 1944, the son of the late Alcide O. and Cecile (Robichaud) Bard.

He attended school in Fort Kent, and graduated Waterville Night School after being drafted to the United States Army. He served from September 1969 to January 8, 1971. Bertrand received the (National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge and Expert Rifleman.

He married Jill (Steeves) Bard on October 16,1971, and moved to Fairfield. He owned and operated Bert’s Auto Body, in Winslow, until his retirement.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Jordan Bard, and a brother, Rosaire “Shoe” Bard.

Survivors include his wife Jill (Steeves) Bard, of Fairfield; his two sons Jason Bard, of Albion, and his significant other Tina Dumais, of Waterville, James Millett and his significant other Margaret Bergeron, both of Waterville, two daughters Julie Bard, of Gardiner, and Jodi Handley and her husband Charles Handley, of Bangor; his grandchildren, Zack Bickford, Jamie Millett, Garielle Bickford, Jayley Handley, Makenzie Handley, Brody Richards, James Millett, Isla Bard; and great-grandson, Raiden Sidelinger; his siblings, Leland and Fern Bard, of Waterville, Ronald and Rita Bard, of Monmouth, Wilmer and Verna Bard, of Fairfield, Maurice and Barbara Bard, of Fairfield, Valier and Janet Bard, of Fairfield, Rosalind Bard Joseph, of Waterville, Bernette Bard Harvey and husband James, of Tennessee, Claudette Bard Rancourt and husband George, of Winslow, Elaine Bard Lachance and husband James, of East Vassalboro, Loraine Bard Belliveau and husband Chuck, of Waterville; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Fairfield.

DOROTHY A. BELANGER

FAIRFIELD – Dorothy Alice (Gwazdosky) Belanger passed away Wednesday August 15, 2018, at her home in Fairfield. She was born in Winslow on either January 30 or January 31, 1926. The ongoing debate over which day stems from the desire to have a different birthday than her twin, Doris. (Neither of whom ‘came over on the boat’ regardless of what they told you.) They were two of the 10 children born to Russian and Polish immigrants, Stephen and Olga (Kachnovich) Gwazdosky.

Dorothy graduated from Winslow High School in 1945, where her yearbook recognizes she and Doris’ penchant for confusing their teachers by trading places. Dorothy and Doris moved to Washington, DC, later that year to work as clerks for the federal government. Together they stood in front of the White House with thousands of others following the announcement that Japan had surrendered.

Dorothy moved back to Maine, met, fell in love with, and married Harold Belanger in 1951. The Winslow Black Raider had fallen for a Lawrence Bulldog who would not stray far from home. Dorothy and Harold raised five children and two businesses in Fairfield. They trademarked “Belanger’s Famous Tortiere Pies” in 1951. The pies were originally sold at Belanger’s Market which was run by Harold and his brother, Fred. Dorothy and Harold ran Belanger’s Drive-In and Dairy Bar from 1974 until their retirement in 1986. Not content to retire, Dorothy worked for several more years at Sounds Easy Video where she was once recognized as Employee of the Year. Dorothy also enjoyed participating in her Monday night bowling league winning several titles in the early 1990s.

Dorothy was predeceased her husband, Harold; her parents; six brothers, Nicolas, Alec, Joseph, William, Julius and John Gwazdosky, and three sisters, Doris Gwazdosky DeAngelis, Nellie McMahon and Luba Gwazdosky.

Dorothy is survived by her five children, Diane Veilleux, of Fairfield, Beckie Seeley and her husband Calvin, of Winslow, Linda Brown and her husband Gordon, of Rome, Russell Belanger and his wife Tina, of Fairfield, and Ruth Leigh and her husband Randy, of Fairfield; six grandchildren, Jenny Boyden and her husband Matt, of Clinton, Amy Foss and her husband Gerald, of Winslow, Tracy Leigh, of Windsor, Chelsea Brown, of Rochester, New York, Chace Belanger, of Portland, and Paige Belanger, of Fairfield; three great-grandchildren, Storer and Jillian Boyden, of Clinton and Cassidy Foss, of Winslow; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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

DENISE M. PELLETIER

WINDSOR – Denise M. Pelletier, 59, of Windsor, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018. Denise was born February 8, 1959, to parents Armand and Bertha Pelletier.

She grew up in Gardiner with eight siblings. She often spoke of helping her mom cook delicious homemade donuts and helping her dad with his horses. She attended Gardiner High School and worked for the State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle. Denise loved dearly her “girls” from work and her close friends who did so much for her while she battled breast cancer for nine years. Denise loved taking trips with her family and significant other. She enjoyed sewing quilts, doing crafts, woodworking, her flower garden, and could do anything she set her mind to.

Denise is described by so many as the strongest woman they will ever know. She was a great mother but also a best friend and confidant to her children. Her most precious love was her eight “grandbabies.”

She was predeceased by her sister, Sheila Jackson; her parents, Bertha and Armand Pelletier; and her grandmother, Alice Cote.

Denise is survived by her four children; Amy French and husband, Chris, with granddaughters, Ryleigh and Norah; Michelle Haskell and husband, Rodney, with granddaughter, Christina, and grandson, Codey; Penny Wilson with granddaughter, Elizabeth Dugas, and grandson, Teddy Walen; a son, Scott Wilson and wife, Deidra, with granddaughter, Mayla, and grandson, Matthew; her significant other, Paul Temple; two sisters, Sandra Lambert, Brenda Owens; five brothers, Norman, Dana, Larry and David Pelletier and Ricky Hume; along with many sisters- and brothers in-law, nieces and nephews.

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

Obituaries, Week of August 23, 2018

SUSAN A. ALLEIN

FAIRFIELD – Susan Allein died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

She had been ill in several ways for some time, but death came unexpectedly. Susan was born in Los Angeles, California, and attended schools in Alhambra, becoming a Top Twenty national champion debater before entering Occidental College. She came to New England and earned a master’s degree in literature at Brandeis University.

She taught in several venues, including the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, where she originated the Women’s Studies program. Returning to Boston, she continued to teach, including a period at Open Road School, a private school in Waltham serving young people uncomfortable in the public school system. She further honed her skills as a social activist, including the organization of a Boston contingent that went to New York City to join the million- person March Against Nuclear War in 1982.

In 1986, Susan and her husband moved to Fairfield, searching for and finding an idyllic home in the country. In a short time, Susan became a volunteer in the Displaced Homemakers program, later named Women, Work, and Community. She was hired as co-ordinator for the Waterville chapter and then became regional director of the program for several counties in central Maine where she continued for 15 years until her retirement in 2007.

Bright and articulate and generous in all ways, Susan Allein acted out her highest ideals, notably a passion for peace and for justice in the world.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Flanagan, brother Lewis, and sister Karen and Patrick and wife Bryn; brother-in-law Doug; sisters-in-law Valerie and Susan; and niece Catherine; and richard’s three children, Clancy, Jay, and Michael and their spouses and children.

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

NANCY A. ANDREWS

WINDSOR – Nancy A. Andrews, 78, of Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center following a short battle with cancer. She was born in Gardiner on March 11, 1940, the daughter of Charles and Betsy (Grant) Hill.

She graduated from Hallowell High School.

Nancy worked at Health Tex for 30 years, and then worked for Uplift for 10 years. She loved spending time with her family and friends, traveling with Tammy, and watching her Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents; husband, Richard G. Andrews; and a sister, Julie.

She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Andrews, of Windsor; and several cousins.

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

ALICE M. GOGAN

BENTON – Alice M. (Spencer) Gogan, 91, passed away at Oak Grove on Friday, July 13, 2018. She was born June 11, 1927, to Edna and George Spencer, of Benton.

She married Loring Gogan, Sr. and they had four children. Alice was a homemaker and had various jobs.

She is survived by her children, George Gogan and wife Kathryn, of Clinton, Donna Meyer, of Benton, Frances Begin and husband Thomas, of Plymouth, Lorin Gogan Jr. and wife Patricia, of Winslow; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be at Benton Grange on July 29, 12 p.m.––4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, friends can make donations to: Hospice Volunteers of Waterville, 304 Upper Main St., Waterville ME 04901.

KATHLEEN BARRETT

WINSLOW – Kathleen Barrett, 72, of Winslow, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Inland Hospital. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on July 16, 1945, a daughter of Alice (Lange) and Roland Huggard.

She attended and graduated from Cambridge schools.

Through the years Kathleen worked as an administration assistant for mechanical engineering firms, retiring as office manager for Trimont Engineering Co. She was an avid reader and when not reading could be found outdoors, working in the yard tending to her flower gardens. She also enjoyed the company of her cats.

Kathleen will be remembered for her many fine qualities of loyalty, honesty, her ability to listen, friendship and love of others. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, John Barrett, of Winslow; her daughter Jodi Mezzanotte, of Scarborough; her granddaughter Paige Lemieux, of El Paso, Texas; her grandson Nathan Lemieux, of London, england; her sister Diane Clark, of Bremen; her nephew William Clark and wife Jennifer and their children: BJ, Nathan, and Austin, all of South Bristol; her step-daughter Anji Barrett, of Austin, Texas; her step-son John Barrett, Jr, of Austin, Texas.

Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Damariscotta at a later date.

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

For those who wish, donations may be made in Kathleen’s memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial/Honor Program, PO Box 1000 Dept. 300, Memphis TN 38148-0552

SYLVIA A. PEASLEE

VASSALBORO – Sylvia Alicia (Campbell) Peaslee, 83, of Vassalboro, passed away at her home, on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Sylvia was born in Augusta on January 15, 1935, the daughter of Elmer and Marian Campbell.

She attended Cony High School where she met her soulmate, Keith Peaslee. They fell in love and were engaged. After two years at the University of Maine at Farmington, and Keith being away in training for the U.S, Army, they decided to marry on October 6, 1956. They shared 63 years together.

They built a home and decided to have children. Whether it was working in the garden or tending the animals on their farm, Sylvia enjoyed work and was always willing to help.

she worked for the U.S. Army , in the commissary, while they were stationed in Governors Island, New York. She sold Avon briefly and was a very successful saleswoman for Electrolux. She put in countless hours at her church as a deaconess, Sunday school teacher, handy woman, and she also worked with the Chapel on Wheels ministry at the fairs. Sylvia;s caring and loving heart put others before herself. Always prepared with a firm, but kind, word of wisdom, a delicious meal, or a hug only she could provide, no matter how bad you felt before you arrived, you knew you’d feel much better when you left.

Sylvia inspired her family to be kind, honest, hard working, and to appreciate the little things.

She was predeceased by three siblings, Ruth Dow, Richard Campbell, and Bruce Dow.

Surviving is her husband, Keith Peaslee; son, Daniel Peaslee; daughter, Kathleen Hinkley; son-in-law, Peter Hinkley and wife, Nancy Camelio; granddaughters: Shila Hammond, Samantha Peaslee, Heather Peaslee and Zack Oxley, Melina Peaslee, Diane Cook and husband, Tim, Crystal St. Onge and husband, Jacques, Alicia Hinkley and James Paine; great-grandchildren: Christopher Hammond, Mariah Hammond, Paige Cook, Carly Cook, Khloye Cloutier. Gabriel Wachter, Tyson Pooler, James Jolly, Shiloh St. Onge, Solomon St. Onge and Jaelyn Paine; her sister, Phyllis Dore; also many nieces and nephews.

MURRY B. McINTOSH JR.

VASSALBORO – Murray Bernard McIntosh Jr., 86, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2019, following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Murray, also known as Bob to family and friends, was born April 23, 1932, in Caribou.

He faithfully served the Lord with the gifts God gave him for over 50 years. He helped build and maintain churches and served in various church leaderships. Bob visited Swaziland, Africa, twice in his later years, where he helped feed hungry, needy children and literally gave the shoes of his own feet to a man who had none.

Bob was a skilled craftsman and enjoyed working with his hands. He was a welder by trade and worked for United Technologies for over 30 years. He was a dedicated father and grandfather and used these skills to help his family and anyone else in need.

When Bob wasn’t working, he was fishing. Faithfully accompanied by the love of his life, Murial. He enjoyed fly fishing as she watched him and knitted on the bank of the river. Most of the time, they didn’t even keep the fish Bob caught. Instead, he would think of someone who could use it more and gave it away. Together they loved camping, long rides through the back roads of Maine and showering friends and family with their unending hospitality.

Bob was predeceased by Muriel, his wife and friend of 61 years; his son Rodney McIntosh; and infant son Basil McIntosh.

Bob is survived by daughters, Julie and husband Larry Rowe, Mary Ann and husband Danny Quirion; son Bernard and wife April McIntosh; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

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

GERALD M. POTTLE

PALERMO – Gerald M. Pottle, 80, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was born July 18, 1937, in Palermo, the son of Robert G. and Esther L. (Reed) Pottle.

Gerald was an over the road trucker, wood cutter––taking pulp to the mill every night. He also did earthwork, including airstrips a golf course,and many ponds––the last one being a work of art as a legacy to his family. His passion was flying his airplane.

He was married to Shirley (Barton) Pottle for 34 years. In 2005, he married Yvonne (Temple) Pottle.

He was predeceased by his first wife Shirley; his son David; his brother Norman; and his parents.

He is survived by his wife Yvonne; his brothers Robert (Bobby) Pottle, Neal and wife Theresa Pottle; children Sandra Gould and husband Steve, of Sherman, Lindy Bausch and husband Jarry, of Jewett City, Connecticut, Cindy Pottle, of Palermo, Donna Beaulieu and husband Steve, of Clinton; stepchildren Lisa Chambers and husband Donnie, of Burnham, Stan Garnett, of Vassalboro, Todd Garnett and wife Tina, of Knox; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

KATHLEEN AHEARN

OAKLAND – Kathleen “Kathi” Ahearn, 60, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, following a long illness. She was born on September 30, 1957, in South Portland, the daughter of Clinton “Bud” A. Shaw and Lois J. Palmer.

Kathi graduated from Winslow in the class of 1975. She was a member of Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, Stitching Witches Quilting Group, Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Pink Panters Susan G. Komen Three Day Walkers and a Notary Public.

She enjoyed quilting, walking, hiking, kayaking, looking for sea glass, volunteering as a puppy raiser for NEADS, and sunsets on East Pond.

Kathi formerly worked as a church administrator at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, and Human Resource Manager at Eye Care of Maine, Waterville, SHRM Certified Professional.

Kathi was predeceased by her parents Clinton Shaw, Lois Palmer; stepfather Edgar Palmer; father-in-law Joseph Ahearn; and brother-in-law David Ahearn.

She is survived by her husband, Tim, of Oakland; son Matthew, of Northport; daughter Meghan, of Orlando, Florida; brother Jeffrey Shaw; stepmother Joanne Shaw; Howard Crosby and spouse Ann, Wanda Farley and spouse Marvin; mother-in-law Geneva Ahearn; sister-in-law Wendy Porter and spouse Donnie; brother-in-law Stephen Ahearn and spouse Hillary; brothers-in-law Keith Ahearn and Kevin Ahearn and partner Daniel; many nieces and nephews.

Donations in Kathi’s name may be made to the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church or MaineGeneral Health Walk for Hope.

Arrangements are were under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond ME.

OTHERS DEPARTED

PERLEY A. RODERICK, 90, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Patricia Rancourt and husband Richard, of Oakland.

MARGUERITE D. BEGIN, 99, of Melbourne, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, in Melbourne, Florida. Locally, she is survived by a son, James and Kimberly Begin, of Winslow.

THOMAS J. VINTINNER JR., 81, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at his home. Locally, he is survived by James Vintinner Sr., of Oakland, Darryl Vintinner, of Clinton, and Brad Vintinner, of Waterville, Tammy Ferland and Jodi Vintinner, both of Norridgewock.

ROLAND C. LESSARD

WINSLOW – Roland C. Lessard, 91, of Winslow, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Oak Grove Center, Waterville, following a brief illness. He was born in Waterville on December 11, 1926, the son of Odilon and Alexina (Doyon) Lessard and lived in the Waterville-Winslow area all of his life.

Roland graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1944. He was employed at Scott Paper Company for 15 years and then employed by Central Maine Power Company for over 30 years, retiring in 1989.

Roland served in the U. S. Navy during World War II as a Radioman 3rd class, serving in the Pacific Area. He was a member of Bourque-Lannigan Post#5, American Legion, Waterville and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #8835, Winslow.

He was predeceased by his father, Odilon; mother, Alexina; sister, Olivette; and a son,l Jeffrey.

Roland is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Lessard, of New Jersey, and Carol A. Gaedtke and husband, Larry, of New Hampshire; two grandchildren, Christopher D. Biron and wife, Melissa, and Jamison D. Biron of New Hampshire; great-grandson, Maddox; and best friend and companion, Rose Manzo, of Winslow.

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

DENISE M. PELLETIER

WINDSOR – Denise M. Pelletier, 59, of Windsor, passed away at her home on Friday, August 10, 2018. Denise was born February 8, 1959, to parents Armand and Bertha Pelletier.

She grew up in Gardiner with eight siblings. She often spoke of helping her mom cook delicious donuts and helping her dad with his horses. She attended Gardiner High School and worked for the State of Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicle. Denise loved her “girls” from work and her close friends who did so much for her while she battled breast cancer for nine years. Denise loved taking trips with her family and significant other. She enjoyed sewing quilts, doing crafts, woodworking, and her flower garden.

She was predeceased by her sister, Sheila Jackson; her parents, Bertha and Armand Pelletier; and her grandmother, Alice Cote.

Denise is survived by her four children: Amy French and husband, Chris with granddaughters, Ryleigh and Norah: Michelle Haskell and husband, Rodney, with granddaughter, Christina, and grandson, Codey; Penny Wilson with granddaughter, Elizabeth Dugas, and grandson Teddy Walen; a son Scot Wilson and wife, Deidra, with granddaughter, Mayla and grandson, Matthew; her significant other, Paul Temple; two sisters, Sandra Lambert, Brenda Owens; five brothers, Norman, Dana, Larry and David Pelletier and Ricky Hume;

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

Obituaries, Week of August 16, 2018

PARKER M. STEVENS

OAKLAND – Parker Millard Stevens, 8, tragically passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Parker Millard Stevens was born September 30, 2009, to Wade and Sara Stevens.

Parker was a big brother to three younger siblings, Hunter, Denver and Tayler. He loved everyone and was loved by all. His smile would light up a room and his laugh was contagious.

Parker attended RSU#18 school district. He was well known for his kindness, love and compassion for all. He was involved in Big Brothers & Big Sisters, where he met his “Big Sister” Emily. They bonded right off, and Parker considered her his real sister. Parker enjoyed playing with his siblings, swimming, going to camp, playing Minecraft, and making videos. His dream was to have his own You Tube channel one day.

He is survived by his parents, Wade and Sara Stevens, of Oakland; siblings, Hunter, Denver and Tayler; grandparents, Deborah and Joe Stevens, of Oakland, Grace and Richard Doyon, of Oakland; Keith and Kim Easton, of Gardiner, and Julie Doyon, of Waterville; his Uncle Brandon, of Oakland; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Online condolences may be offered and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.

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

JANET M. DAVIS

SOUTH CHINA – Janet Mae Davis,76, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at MaineGeneral Hospital. She was born February 17, 1942, the daughter of William Fletcher and Minnie Fletcher, of Albion.

She grew up in Albion and lived in New Boston, New Hampshire for many years before returning to Maine in 2010. She had many talents, including tole painting and had a very green thumb. She loved her flower gardens, and anything green.

She was the main caregiver too her daughter Dallas and devoted her life to her health and happiness.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister Elaine Dionne, of Maine.

She is survived by her long-time companion Daniel McCormack, of South China; daughters Kim Hadley, of California, Kelly Drew, of Epping, New Hampshire, Dallas Davis, of South China; son Chuck Hadley, of Mont Vernon, New Hapshire; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Nancy Fletcher, Betty Fletcher, Margaret Lahey, Marion Ewin, Penny Fletcher; brothers William Fletcher, Mike Fletcher, Todd Fletcher and Mark Fletcher, all of Maine; and many nieces and nephews.

MILLARD A. HOWARD

PALERMO – Millard A. Howard, 82, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born December 1, 1935 to Forrest and Malvina Howard.

He spent nearly his entire life living in Palermo leaving only for brief periods to attend school. Millard loved to read and developed a thirst for knowledge at a very young age. He graduated as valedictorian from Erskine Academy, continuing on to become the first in his family to attend college. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Clark University, again graduating with highest honors. He went on to attent a year at Harvard receiving a master of arts degree. While attending to his studies he began working for the state of Maine, taking a support position at a location known as “the farm” adjacent to the Augusta State Hospital, later AMHI. Upon graduation from Harvard, he began a career in mental health and public service with the Augusta State Hospital, holding several positions and moving the hospital forward until his retirement in the early 1990s.

He was also very active locally, serving as a selectman, a trustee at Erskine Academy, and being involved with numerous local organizations. He had a passion for history and genealogy. He was involved extensively with the Palermo Historical Society as well as having written, An Introduction to the Early History of Palermo, Maine, Second Edition.

While his health allowed, Millard enjoyed traveling, taking several trips to Europe. He was proud of where he came from and loved to serve his coounity in any way he could. Over his many years of travel he amassed an extensive library, occupying nearly all of his 3500 square foot barm. Although never married and having no children, Millard was exceptionally proud of his family and was ever involved in their lives.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Maurice and Milton.

He is survived by his nephew Mitchell Howard, of Yarmouth; and his great-nephews Vincent, Christian, and Charles Ireland.

Memorial donations may be made to: Smith Cemetery Preservation Fund, c/o Norma Swift, 2591 Level Hill Rd., Palermo ME 04345.

B. JOAN GENEST

ALBION – B. Joan Genest, 80, of Albion, passed away at her home Saturday, July 28, 2018. She was born on December 10, 1937, the daughter of William A. and Phyllis (Graf) Morrison.

Joan grew up in Anson and went to school in Skowhegan. She graduated from Waterville High School.

Joan worked at C.F. Hathaway, Keyes Fibre and finally retired from Walmart, all in Waterville.

Joan enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors from gardening to feeding and watching her birds. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities.

Joan is survived by her husband of 30 years, Donald (Dale); a son Darryl (Skip) Prentiss and wife Brenda; brother William Morrison; stepchildren, Paula Locke and husband Tim, Dawn Marin, Karen Hilton, Todd Genest and wife Sherry; brothers-in-law, Mervin Green, Bob (Jeaninne), Mike (Peggy) Genest; sisters-in-law, Paula (Don) Carter and Cheryl (Steve) Mitchell; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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

Donations in Joan’s memory may be sent to: MaineGeneral Hospice, 10 Water St., Waterville ME 04901.

LOUIS F. PELLETIER

FAIRFIELD – Louis F. Pelletier, 90, passed away in his home on Sunday, July 29, 2019. He was born in Winterville on March 31, 1928, the son of Joseph and Rose (Raymond) Pelletier.

He served 20 plus years in the Army, serving during the Korean War and twice during the Vietnam war. He was very proud of his military career.

He returned to Maine in 1971, and worked as an auto mechanic, owning his own business, Pelletier’s Garage, for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to camp, socializing and being outside in nature.

He was predeceased by his parents; four brothers and five sisters; infant daughter, Sheryl Lyn; and son, Terry Pelletier.

He is survived by Mary Pelletier, his wife of 68 years, of Fairfield; his children, Mary Jo Foster and husband Lawrence, of Jackman, and  Debra Rossignol and husband Wayne, of Oakland; his grandchildren, Jacob Foster, of Clinton, Derek Foster and wife Kerri, ofVassalboro, Christopher Pelletier and wife Carolyn, of Pittsfield, Deann Michaud, of Fairfield, and Westley Rossignol, of Oakland; his great-grandchildren, Hannah Pelletier, of Pittsfield, Ellie Foster, of Randolph, Michael Pelletier, of Canaan, Rebecca Michaud, of Fairfield, Gage Michaud, of Fairfield, and Camden Foster, of Vassalboro; and several nephews and nieces.

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

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

RAYMOND P. GAY SR.

VASSALBORO – Raymond P. Gay, Sr., 79, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Raymond was born in Augusta on January 15, 1939, son of the late Raymond and Edith (Anderson) Gay.

Raymond and Elizabeth were married January 31, 1959, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Augusta.

Raymond had a great deal of love for the outdoors, including fishing in his boat, hunting up north, and camping with his family and friends. He’d often talk about his beloved fishing trips in Jackman and hunting caribou in Labrador. But, what Raymond loved the most in his life were his wife, his children and grandchildren. A true family man, Raymond devoted himself as a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a step-in dad anytime he could. His heart was large and tender and many felt his fatherly love as if they were his own children. He was the kind of man that left a lasting impression and the little ones he leaves behind were truly the apple of his eye.

Raymond was employed by Statler Tissue, in Augusta, for 29 years after which he was employed by Michael Cayouette Flooring in Rockland before going to work for Mike taking care of the family farm in Vassalboro. Mr. Gay was predeceased by his son, Raymond P. Gay, Jr. on September 7, 2012; and two sisters, Margaret Gregoire and Sandra Pelletier.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; and three daughters, Brenda Cayouette and her husband Mike, Linda Collinson and her husband Bob, and Marilyn Poulin and her partner Brad Stover.

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

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared through the funeral home webwsite at www.plummergh.com.

JEFFREY L. POOLER

FAIRFIELD – Jeffrey Lee Pooler, 56, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, following a cardiac event. Jeffrey was born September 7, 1962.

Jeff graduated from Lawrence High School in June 1981, where he excelled in basketball. He continued his education at Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, earning a degree in machine tooling.

Following his graduation, he began a long, successful career as a CNC machinist working at Mid State Machine, Kennebec Tool and Die, and B&B Precise Products.

He had many passions; first among them his children and grandchildren. If you ask his family, friends, and neighbors what was most notable about him as a man, you’re likely to hear about his selfless generosity and steadfast willingness to help anyone in need. The remainder of Jeff’s heart was on China Lake at his grandparents’ camp; a place where so many priceless memories were made. From his youth patrolling the shores in his yellow one-man sailboat, to cherished times as a grown man fishing with his grandsons; he always fed a stream of joy and laughter to all lucky enough to be within earshot.

He is survived by his parents, John and Bette Pooler; his two brothers, Keith and wife, Sophia Pooler, and Chad and wife, Joselin Pooler; his three children, Jessica Pooler, Christopher Pooler and fiancé Courtney, and Sarah (Pooler) and husband, Zachary Lemieux; five grandchildren, Brayden Davidson, Caelyn Pooler, and Maddox, Lincoln and Juliet Lemieux; and his sweetheart, Danielle Doyon; also several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

For those who so desire, donations in Jeffrey’s memory can be made to: The Maine Home for Little Wanderers, ATTN: Development Office, 93 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901

OTHERS DEPARTED

MARY J. VEILLEUX, 79, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer Unit, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by her husband Donald Veilleux, of Waterville, children Richard Veilleux and wife Cathy, of Oakland, and Candis Veilleux and partner, Ed Papsis, of Winslow; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; two step-granddaughters; and sister Barbara LeClair and husband Roger, of Fairfield.

NOREEN M. ROBINSON, 98, of Gardiner, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018, at the Hillside Terrace, in Hallowell. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Judith Robinson, of Palermo

FORMER RESIDENTS

JOHN McALEER, 95, of Oldsmar, Florida, passed away on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Oldsmar, Florida. John was born in Waterville on July 25, 1923, to Joseph and Tilly (MacAskill) McAleer. He was educated in Waterville schools. They spent their summers at Snow Pond (Messalonskee Lake), in Oakland. He retired from Maine Central Railroad, where he was a machinist and crane operator.

Obituaries, Week of August 9, 2018

VIRGINIA B. STARKEY

CHINA – Virginia B. Starkey died Saturday, August 4, 2018, from complications of Vascular Dementia. She was born February 17, 1934, in Beverly, Massachusetts, to Edward A. and Bertha M. (Frost) Hearn.

She lived in Beverly for 21 years before marrying her husband of 58 years, Richard B. Starkey.    They settled on the Starkey homestead in China and had six children.  The city girl took a fair amount of teasing over the years, but learned to live on the farm for many years before moving into a smaller home that Richard built right next door.  They had a good life together.

Virginia was educated in Beverly, graduating from Beverly High School. She was a member of the Dane St. Congregational Church.  She was employed by Bay State Lamp Company, in Danvers, before marrying, after which she was a homemaker and active with the children in scouts, sports, and church. After raising her own children, she provided child care in her home for many years.

She became a member of China Baptist Church, helping with Sunday School and VBS, and The Order of The Eastern Star where she held several offices.  Ginny dabbled in many interests over her lifetime including, baking, sewing, needlework, painting, and Continuing Education classes and her true love was reading. Before her health declined, the newspaper was read from cover to cover every morning and the stacks of books by her chair were impressive.

Virginia was a home body, but loved people and kept up with family and friends who moved away from town, following the lives of those who had crossed her path.  She will be missed by many of those people, but Mom, Gram, Grammy will be missed especially by her family.

Virginia was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her siblings, Frances (Atwood) Prest, Raymond Atwood, Edna Hearn Bachmann; and her children George and Lydia.

She is survived by her sister Priscilla (Hearn) Rowand, of Beverly, Massachusetts; her sons Edward and partner Mark Colonna, of Oakland Park, Florida, and Richard Starkey Jr. ,of Farmingdale; daughters Sandra and husband Paul Keller, of China, and Heide and husband Charles Hotham, of Palermo; daughter-in-law Dawn Starkey, of Benton; grandchildren Amy Starkey and wife Jaimie Routhier, Nicholas Starkey, Anna Keller, Aaron and wife Sara Keller, Abby Keller, Summer Hotham, Grady Hotham, Richard Starkey III, and Danny Starkey; two great-grandchildren, RaeLeigh Starkey and Cooper Starkey: and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 1, at 11 a.m., at the China Baptist Church, with a reception to follow in the vestry.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Albert Church Brown Memorial Library, P. O. Box 6146, China Village, Maine 04926.

ALICE M. GOGAN

BENTON – Alice M. (Spencer) Gogan, 91, passed away at Oak Grove on Friday, July 13, 2018. She was born June 11, 1927, to Edna and George Spencer, of Benton.

She married Loring Gogan, Sr. and they had four children. Alice was a homemaker and had various jobs.

She is survived by her children, George Gogan and wife Kathryn, of Clinton, Donna Meyer, of Benton, Frances Begin and husband Thomas, of Plymouth, Lorin Gogan Jr. and wife Patricia, of Winslow; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be at Benton Grange on July 29, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, friends can make donations to: Hospice Volunteers of Waterville, 304 Upper Main St., Waterville ME 04901.

LESLIE M. LANE

FAIRFIELD – Leslie M. Lane, 77, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. He was born June 26, 1941, in Waterville, the son of Melvin and Hazel (Otis) Lane.

He enjoyed lawn sales, attending all the local fairs, and stopping for ice cream along the way. He loved spending time with his “sidekick” grandson, Ryan, visiting with the coffee crowd and going to his family’s homes for meals and homemade treats. He was an avid hunter and loved going with family and close friends to favorite spots. Many of these adventures included dearest life-long friend, Bruce Wadleigh and son Billy, Al Haliday, Clay Haliday and son Cory, Shelly and Lance, Sam and Brenda Otis and several more.

Leslie is survived by his children, Tammy Nixon and husband Brian; Sheldon Lane; Erwin Taylor, Jr. and fiancée Diane Morissette, Robert Taylor, Shelly Geidel and husband Lance, Kelly Jeremie and husband Daniel, Phillip Taylor and wife Martha; grandchildren, Lindsey Nixon, Ryan Lane, Cassandra McLaughlin, Bradley Norman, Seth, Jacob, Isaiah and Michael Taylor, Travis, Aaron and Carolynn Bagley, James and Madeline Geidel; and 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Leroy and wife Peggy; two sisters, Loretta and husband Ben, Louella and husband Jim; brother-in-law, John Zinkovitch.

He was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn; two sisters, Laura Jean and Linda Zinkovitch.

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

EDWARD E. HOYT II

BENTON – Edward Eugene Hoyt II, 85, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. He was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, on August 26, 1932. His parents were Edward and Bridget (Whalen) Hoyt, of Boston.

He attended Boston schools and later in life attended the University of Maine Augusta.

He was a heavy transport driver in Korea for the USMC and finished his military career as a medic in Vietnam for the USAF. In 1972, he worked as an inhalation therapist at Seton Hospital, in Waterville. A few years later he changed gears and was the manager of Fort Halifax Hatchery, in Winslow. The last part of his working life was spent as a salesman of police gear, first with FC Wise Uniforms, of Augusta, and lastly, Neptune Uniforms, of Massachusetts.

He was active in the VFW and American Legion, in Fairfield. Eddie served on the Benton town council and was proudly instrumental in the naming of the bridges in Fairfield/Benton for a fallen comrade; veterans were a passion of his later life.

The family that he leaves behind includes his wife of 60 years, Patrica Ann (Grard) Hoyt, of Benton; his son, Edward Hoyt III, of Benton; his daughters, Theresa Marie, of Oakland, and Patricia, of New Hampshire; his grandchildren, Matthew Hoyt and Natasha, of Oakland, Michael Doughty, of Virginia, Tommy Doughty, of New Hampshire, Annie Gregoire, of Augusta and Edward Richard Hoyt IV, of Fairfield; his brother, Raymond, of Boston, and his sisters, Mary Madden and Marion Katz, of Boston.

He was predeceased by his brother, David Hoyt, USAF ret., and his sisters, Ruth Hoyt, Barbara Comeau, Eileen Kaskeski, and Dorothy Palmer. In May, his youngest child, Verna Alta Gregoire lost her long fight with cancer.

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

CHRISTOPHER P. REED

BENTON – Christopher Paul Reed,31, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018. He was born in Waterville on August 24, 1986, the son of Holly Reed and Paul Poissonnier Sr.

He was employed by Ranger Contracting of Fairfield for many years.

He loved to travel, go camping, and share a campfire with family and friends. Chris loved to cook for his family. He was joyful and talkative with his children, but also could be serious when he needed to be.

Christopher was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Glennys Reed; his maternal aunts, Shirley Small, Pearl Parent, and Amy Lynne Howard; his paternal grandmother, Rita Poissonnier, and his paternal grandfather, Arthur Poissonnier.

Christopher is survived by his parents; his children, Kylie Rae Reed, 13, Christopher Paul Reed, Jr., 12, and their mother, Ashley Pouliot, Madilyn Victoria Reed, 8, Ethyn Gregory Davis, 4, and their mother, Sadie Davis; his three brother, Brian Reed, of Livermore Falls, Andrew Reed and his fiancé, Nikki Trask, and their son, Brayden, of Winslow, and Paul E. Poissonnier, Jr., of Winslow; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Memorial donations to help defray funeral expenses may be mailed to: Elaine Grenier, 16 Frawley St., Winslow ME 04901. Please make checks payable to the same.

SYLVIA M. LABBE

FAIRFIELD – Sylvia Mary Labbe, 96, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Born in Winooski, Vermont, on March 9, 1922, she was the eldest daughter of Odila Marie Pouliot and John Baptist Hebert.

After extensive wartime correspondence she marred Clement Joseph Labbe. They made a home only steps away from the family farm on Savage Street, in Fairfield.

Sylvia was a small woman with a big spirit, maintaining a comfortable home for Clem and children, Priscilla and Paul. She traveled by foot and bus to take care of family business around town, baked daily and crocheted. She took great joy in riding her bicycle and dancing to her heart’s content. And she always savored a good box of chocolates.

She was predeceased by Clem; her parents; brothers, Rene and Donald; and sisters, Ann and Yvette.

Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Priscilla Giroux; son, Paul and his wife, Gretchen; sisters, Frances Plante and Rita Hebert.; grandchildren, David, Sarah and Julia; and great-grandchildren, Lily, Sophie, Amanda, Madden and Summer.

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

Those who wish, could consider a donation to the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Waterville, Maine.

OTHERS DEPARTED

SHAWN J. PORTER, 36, of Bangor, formally of Clinton, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Waterville. Locally, he is survived by his father, Carlson Porter, of Clinton; son Raiden D. Porter, of Benton; and brothers Justin Porter, of Clinton, Luke Porter and Travis Belyea, both of Norridgewock.

DOROTHEA E. LADD, 87, of Skowhegan, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. Locally, she is survived by a nephew, Doug Breingan and wife Laura, of Fairfield.

LANCY C. BRADSHAW, 91, of Pittsfield, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Maryjane Stafford and husband Bruce, of Winslow.

RONALD C. STEVENS, 86, of Exeter, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018, following a brave fight with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Boucher and husband Paul, of Clinton.

THOMAS E. BEAULIEU, 72, of Chelsea, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Marie Beaulieu, of Winslow.

E. ELSIE ROWE, 100, of Granby, Connecticut, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018, at Meadowbrook of Granby Nursing Home. Locally, she is survived by stepdaughters Phyllis Hunter, of Benton, Theresa Monk, of Clinton, and Gladys Lee, of Skowhegan.

LAURIE J. BUSHEY, 64, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by her husband of 23 years, Ralph Bushey, of Waterville, and sister Beth Taylor and husband Lawrence, of China Village.

WALTER H. WHITE, 94, of Madison, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Bernadette Puiia, of Winslow; and grandchildren, Heidi Zetterman and husband Matt, of Waterville, Paul Puiia and wife Shannon, and Adam Puiia and wife Allison, all of Winslow.

Obituaries, Week of August 2, 2018

SUSAN A. ALLEIN

FAIRFIELD – Susan Allein died on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

She had been ill in several ways for some time, but death came unexpectedly. Susan was born in Los Angeles, California, and attended schools in Alhambra, becoming a Top Twenty national champion debater before entering Occidental College. She came to New England and earned a master’s degree in literature at Brandeis University.

She taught in several venues, including the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, where she originated the Women’s Studies program. Returning to Boston, she continued to teach, including a period at Open Road School, a private school in Waltham serving young people uncomfortable in the public school system. She further honed her skills as a social activist, including the organization of a Boston contingent that went to New York City to join the million- person March Against Nuclear War in 1982.

In 1986, Susan and her husband moved to Fairfield, searching for and finding an idyllic home in the country. In a short time, Susan became a volunteer in the Displaced Homemakers program, later named Women, Work, and Community. She was hired as co-ordinator for the Waterville chapter and then became regional director of the program for several counties in central Maine where she continued for 15 years until her retirement in 2007.

Bright and articulate and generous in all ways, Susan Allein acted out her highest ideals, notably a passion for peace and for justice in the world.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Flanagan, brother Lewis, and sister Karen and Patrick and wife Bryn; brother-in-law Doug; sisters-in-law Valerie and Susan; and niece Catherine; and richard’s three children, Clancy, Jay, and Michael and their spouses and children.

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

DELORES M. FIELD

VASSALBORO – Delores Marie Field, 70, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, following a long illness. She was born on October 10, 1947, in Waterville, the daughter of Carolyn Knowles and Thomas Elliott.

She grew up in Fairfield, spending her summers at her family camp on China Lake, along with her cousin and friend Stevie Elliott. She attended Fairfield schools and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1965. On November 10, 1966, she married Rene Field, the day before he deployed to Vietnam for two years. Upon his return, they started and raised their family in Waterville, and later Vassalboro. For nearly 30 years, she worked as a papermaker for Scott Paper Company, in Winslow, and later S. D. Warren, in Hinckley.

Always kind, and never an ill word for anyone, she was always the first person to be there for her family and friends, both in times of joy and in times of sadness.

The life of the party with her infectious laugh and boisterous storytelling, her pool parties were must-attend events. And despite the sometimes grueling demands of her work schedule, she was always there for her children, from Little League to high school basketball, from music recitals to class plays, even if she had to sacrifice sleep following a long shift at work.

Delores is survived by her husband Rene Field; her father Thomas Elliott; her daughter Michele White and husband Bill; son Eric Field and wife Samira; grandchildren Dustin, Joshua, Hayden, Kiernan and Delany; great-grandchildren Karson, Avery and Harper; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; aunts, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her mother Carolyn; sister Esther Ellis and brother-in-law David Ellis, her brother Roger; in-laws Paul and Yvette Field; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz.org or at 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or any other worthy cause.

GERALD M. POTTLE

PALERMO – Gerald M. Pottle, 80, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was born July 18, 1937, in Palermo, the son of Robert G. and Esther L. (Reed) Pottle.

Gerald was an over the road trucker, wood cutter––taking pulp to the mill every night. He also did earthwork, including airstrips a golf course,and many ponds––the last one being a work of art as a legacy to his family. His passion was flying his airplane.

He was married to Shirley (Barton) Pottle for 34 years. In 2005, he married Yvonne (Temple) Pottle.

He was predeceased by his first wife Shirley; his son David; his brother Norman; and his parents.

He is survived by his wife Yvonne; his brothers Robert (Bobby) Pottle, Neal and wife Theresa Pottle; children Sandra Gould and husband Steve, of Sherman, Lindy Bausch and husband Jarry, of Jewett City, Connecticut, Cindy Pottle, of Palermo, Donna Beaulieu and husband Steve, of Clinton; stepchildren Lisa Chambers and husband Donnie, of Burnham, Stan Garnett, of Vassalboro, Todd Garnett and wife Tina, of Knox; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

MARY ELLEN WENTZEL

VASSALBORO – Mary Ellen Wentzel, 86, died at her Vassalboro home on Sunday, June 24, 2018. She was born in Waterville on February 21, 1932, the last of six children of Eunice Myrtle (Pollard) French and Thomas Cowan French, who founded French’s Market Gardens, of South China, in 1937.

Mary attended elementary school in South China and graduated from South China’s Erskine Academy with the class of 1950, while also working on the family farm. In 1947, she met her future husband, Philip Martin Wentzel, of Augusta, at a dance at South China’s Lakeview Pavillion, prior to his tour of duty in Allied-occupied Japan with the Army of the United States. From 1950-1952, she studied at the School of Practical Art (Art Institute of Boston) and was employed by Liberty Mutual Insurance.

On September 13, 1952, Mary married Philip Wentzel. They remained married for over 65 years until his death on February 6, 2018. They resided first in Augusta, then Weeks Mills and South China, and lastly in Vassalboro. Together they had three sons.

Mary’s many interests included showing and riding horses, sewing, home renovation and decorating-converting old houses into cherished family homes-and always supporting family and friends. Throughout her life she spent many hours volunteering at soup kitchens and churches, tending to the needy and creating a sense of community. In later years, she followed her spiritual calling to study the scriptures and lead Bible study groups both at home and at a variety of venues in central Maine. One of the highlights of Mary’s life was a month-long around-the-world tour in 1970, on which she visited numerous religious shrines.

With the great stamina and dedication instilled by her farm upbringing, Mary grew a large vegetable garden every year, froze or preserved the harvest, and provided her family with countless delicious home-cooked meals.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Philip;both of her parents; and her siblings, Thomas J. “Buster” French, Edward W. “Jim” French, Eunice E. Bernier and husband, Odilon A. “Pete” Bernier, Francis F. French and wife, Iona (Stein) (French) Weinstein, and Charlotte L. Page, and also by Peter O. Bernier, son of Eunice and Odilon.

She is survived by her three sons: Robert F. Wentzel and wife, Valerie Hunter, of Portland, Oregon, Thomas M. Wentzel and wife, Cynthia Meler, of Tucson, Arizona, and John P. Wentzel, of Vassalboro; former daughter-in-law, Nancy (Favor) (Wentzel) Phinney, of Santa Barbara, California; three grandsons: Robert and Nancy’s Lt. Col. (USAF) Jonathan F. and wife, Claire Wentzel, Maj. (USAF) James B. and wife, Kimberly Wentzel, and Robert and Valerie’s Joshua H. Wentzel; and four great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna Beth (Packard) (French) Rynders, of Waterville, Paul H. Page, of South China, Lola (Wentzel) (Houston) Harris, of Berkeley, California, Arthur Clark, of Belgrade; and by many nieces and nephews and their families.

A joint memorial service for Mary and Philip will be held at their Vassalboro home on Saturday, August 18 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow. Email jpwentzel@twc.com for more information. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.Obituaries.CentralMaine.com or www.DirectCremationofMaine.com.

Contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to a charity of choice.

LEROY BLOOD

WINSLOW – Leroy “Roy” Blood, 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Glenridge Long Term Care, in Augusta.

For the past couple of years Leroy suffered from Alzheimer’s and resided at the Woodlands, in Hallowell, before moving to Glenridge. Prior to moving to the Woodlands Assisted Living Facility, Roy required care at his residence in Winslow.

Roy was born on March 18, 1933, in Belmont. He was the son of Mary and Milo Blood.

He graduated from Unity High School and was drafted in the U.S. Army during the time of the Korean War and became a member of the American Legion. AT the age of 19, he married the former Margaret Giggey.

After being discharged from the army, Leroy and Margaret returned to Maine where he attended college at the University of Maine in Orono. He graduated with a B.S. degree in education followed by a master’s degree in education. His first teaching assignment was at Bucksport High School teaching agriculture. Roy returned to the University of Maine and earned his C.A.S. in Administration. His first job as a principal was at Newport High School. He decided to leave Newport High School and he took a position as principal of Winslow High School. Leroy worked in this position for 26 years. During this time, he once again returned to the University of Maine and earned his superintendent degree. After serving as principal, Leroy decided to retire but he just couldn’t keep away from what he loved to do. After retiring for one week, he accepted another position at Kennebec Valley Technical College developing a technical program for kids called Tech Prep. He worked there for seventeen years

Roy was secretary for Kennebec Valley Conference Athletic Directors. He was a member of the Maine Principal’s Association. A highlight of his educational career was when he was chosen Principal of the Year.

In his spare time, Leroy enjoyed watching and betting on harness racing. He and his son, Steven, owned race horses for years. Roy was a member of the United States Trotting Association. He also served on the Maine Breeders Stakes Committee.

Leroy was an avid sports fan of the Boston Red Sox, the Celtics, and the New England Patriots. He especially enjoyed playing golf. Roy also loved to deer hunt.
He enjoyed hunting with his father Milo and his brothers Clayton, Stanley and Maurice. He and Margaret also loved to travel.

For years, Leroy was a member of St. John Catholic Church, in Winslow, where he and his family attended Mass on Sundays.

Leroy is survived by his son, Steven Blood and his wife, Lara, of Winslow; his daughter Elaine Knowlen and husband, Scott, and his granddaughter, Katie, of Winslow; his brother, Clayton Blood and wife, Barbara, of Searsport; his brother, Stanley Blood, of Belfast; his brother-in-law, Clayton Giggey and wife, Mildred, of Waterville; his sister-in-law, Ruth Blood, of Skowhegan; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife of 52 years, Margaret, he was predeceased by his brother Maurice, his sister Carol, his parents, Mary and Milo, mother-in-law Mildred Pottle and father-in-law Maurice Pottle.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy’s name to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.

OTHERS DEPARTED

DORIS R. LAUSIER, 87, of South Windsor, Connecticut, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018. Locally, she is survived by a brother, Douglas Vashon and wife Linda, of Winslow.

LOCAL TIES

DANA L. JONES, of Fairfield, passed away recently. Dana was noted as part of a tandem with the late Rodney Fernald, as the Zamboni drivers at Colby’s Alfond Ice Arena. He was told he had the best ice in the northeast.

AREA NOTABLE

JOHN “SWISHER” MITCHELL, 91, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. A larger than life figure, John became one of the most famous and accomplished athletes in Maine while attending Waterville High School, leading the 1944 team to an undefeated season and the New England high school basketball championship. He later became assistant to legendary head coach Dick Whitmore at Colby College, in Waterville, for 40 years.