Obituaries, Week of July 26, 2018


VASSALBORO – Robert E. Warner, 92, of Vassalboro, died on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. He was born in Searsmont on August 4, 1925, the son of William and Calista (Sprowl) Warner.

He grew up in Searsmont with his grandparents and attended school there. He also attended high school in Belfast at Morse Memorial High School. Bob served in the infantry in World War II, receiving the Purple Heart for wounds received in battle near Aachen, Germany. He worked at Sprowl Brothers in the log mill and the state of Maine before going to work at Togus VA for 30 years, until his retirement due to disability.

Bob was predeceased by his parents; his first wife and the mother of his children, Louise B. Warner and his second wife, Vivian Warner; daughter Marilyn Shorey and two brothers, William Warner and Lyndly Warner.

He is survived by wife Hazel (Brown) Warner; daughters Beverly Wyman and husband Reid, of Vassalboro, and Patricia Richards, of Vassalboro; brother Stanly Warner and wife Lynn, of Pittston; grandchildren, Brian Shorey, of Hallowell, Scott Shorey, of Rockland, Tammy Summers, of Colorado, William Bailey, of Freeport, and Sue Richards, of Lewiston; great-grandchildren Christopher and Justin Allen, Emily and Brandon Shorey, and Chelsea and Katie Summers.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, in Augusta, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 10 a.m.

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Arrangements were in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta.


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.

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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 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


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 and celebrated an extraordinary love. 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.


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.

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MADISON – Lewis A. Ouilette, Jr., 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. He was born in Fairfield Center on July 19, 1927, the son of Florence (Ronco) and Lewis Ouilette, Sr.

Lew graduated from Skowhegan High School, class of 1944. While attending the University of Maine, Lew left for a time to serve our country in the United States Navy. After his service, he finished his bachelor’s degree in engineering. For the majority of his working life, Lew was a shoe design engineer at Alfond’s Shoe, Norwalk Shoe, Viners Shoes, Little Falls Footwear, other famous designers and special needs shoes. He worked all over the U.S. and was known professionally as an expert in his trade.

On October 30, 1948, he married Joyce Fenderson and they raised their sons Nick and Dean, in Madison.

Joyce passed away in January 1976. In February 1977, Lew married Katie Valliere-Denis and with her three children they made their home in East Madison. Although Lew dabbled in real estate in New Hampshire, he was most active in his retirement working for Allied Realty and Whittemore’s Real Estate.

Lew was an active member of the civic organizations Rotary International and Kiwanis. He also served on Madison Planning Board and others throughout the Madison-Skowhegan area, including serving on the Finance Committee for Christ the King Catholic Parishes in Skowhegan, Madison and Bingham. He loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He made many great memories with Nick, Dean, Russell, Matt, Kenny, Mac and others during the many fishing trips to Bull Dog Pond and Parlin Pond and most recently at a pond in Aroostook County.

Lew also loved going to and acting in live theater. While in Little Falls, New York, he performed in Fiddler on the Roof and Oliver.

Lew is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathleen “Katie” Ouilette; son, Nick Ouilette; son, Dean Ouilette and his wife Donna; step-children, Craig Denis and his wife Laurie, and Lynn Rooney; grandchildren, Danny Ouilette, Michelle Wilhelm, Matthew Ouilette, Brittany Bondar, Angela Norton, Andrea Standring, Mark Denis, Paul Denis, Danielle Denis, Roxie Paine, Leigh Paine and DJ; great-grandchildren, Landon Arevelo, Kinley, Caden, and Kyler Wilhelm, Olive and Frances Ouilette, Arabella-Joyce Bondar, Rylie Norton, Colvin, Alexis and Cody Standring, Sydney Duncan, Reese and Owen Paine; sister, Elene Higgins and her husband George.

Lew was predeceased by his parents; wife, Joyce; step-son, Russell Denis; and sister, Ina.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11a.m,. Friday, August 3, 2018, at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, Water Street, Skowhegan, with the Rev. James Nadeau, celebrant. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Canaan. Family and friends are invited to a reception at Lew and Katie’s home following services.

Lew and Katie’s grandson Landen is a cancer survivor due to the wonderful research at St Jude’s. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Gifts, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38148-0142,


JAMES D. TONER, 59, of New Vineyard, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, following a courageous battle with cancer. Jim spent 18 years as the well-respected director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Waterville, where he helped build new sports fields, oversaw the construction of a new public pool facility, and even dressed up as the Easter Bunny for the popular city Easter egg hunt. In the latter part of his tenure for the city of Waterville, his job expanded to include director of the Public Works Department. He later went on to be director of the Fitness and Recreation Center at the University of Maine at Farmington, in 2006.

Obituaries, Week of July 19, 2018


UNITY – Alice Bailey Lester, 87, of Unity, passed on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at home. She enjoyed good health, a loving family, wonderful friends and very special neighbors who were always there for her.

Alice always seemed to work with the public, like at their stores, Lester’s Market, in Troy and Lester’s Trash and Treasures and Bud’s Shop N Save, in Pittsfield. She also worked in the shoe factory and as a crossing guard in Pittsfield.

She is survived by her sisters Marie Penny, of Burnham, and Shirley Prescott, of Tennessee; her children Deborah Walker (Ken Lindsey), of Burnham, Lyn (David) Kuson, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Peter Lester, of Corinna; grandchildren Deana Parsons, of Lecanto, Florida, Josh Lester, of Damascotta, Julie Lester, of Waterville, Jake Lester, of Orono, Aislynn Buzzell, of North Carolina, and Haliegh Martin, of Corinna.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Lester, her son Blake Lester and many family members and good friends.

In these recent days it has been a great experience to hear her neighbors, friends and other family members tell their stories about Mom. She was loved by many and sadly missed. There was no funeral and her celebration party was held before this publication.


OAKLAND – Nancy V. Gould Warren Gauthier, 78, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018, following years of courageously battling Alzheimer’s Disease. Nancy was born November 28, 1939, the daughter of Charles and Virginia Gould.

She was raised in Oakland along with her four sisters, on the Rice’s Rips Road. Following her 1959 graduation from Williams High, in Oakland, she married her high school sweetheart, John (Jake) Warren, on April 3, 1960. John enlisted in the U.S. Navy, and Nancy happily moved with him to many locations: Bermuda, Florida, California, Hawaii, Virginia, and Maryland. Together, they raised three children.

After Jake’s retirement from the Navy, Jake and Nancy Warren settled back in Oakland (where they always considered home). Nancy embraced her job as a “cleaning lady” at the Oakland Town Office. She had such fond memories of her years working at the town office with a staff of very special, lifelong friends. Nancy loved to spend her time knitting special projects, spending time with her sisters, attending special family gatherings, and going out to eat. She and Jake shared many wonderful years working and raising their children as residents of Oakland, until his untimely death in 2006 at the age 66.

Nancy was very proud to be recognized as Oakland’s Volunteer of the Year, in 2002. Some of her selfless time recognized was the many hours she donated to the families of Oakland; whether it be the annual Easter egg hunt, Oakland-fest, football spaghetti dinners, or being always ready for any athletic team with her cookies she was so well known for.

In 2011, Nancy married her current husband, Leo Gauthier. They enjoyed a few happy years together and then, Nancy was blessed to have Leo’s constant support and love throughout the very difficult years when Nancy struggled with the disease that ultimately took her life, Alzheimer’s Disease.

Nancy and Jake were the parents of their children: Jeff, Donna and Jody. Nancy is survived by the families of her three children: Jeff and Susie Warren, of Oakland, Donna May, of Findlay, Ohio, and Jody Warren and Arlene Jones, of Oakland. Nancy was also blessed to be a grammy to six grandchildren: Quinn and Emily Warren, Whitney and Daniel May, Davis Warren, and Samantha Briggs; five great-grandchildren: Hunter and Emyrson Savage, and Warren, Ezekeil and Gretchen May; three sisters, Catherine (Kay) and her husband, Bob Furbush, of Oakland, Connie Abbott, of Naples, Florida and Skowhegan, and Charlotte Hughes, of Oakland; many nieces and nephews.

Nancy was predeceased by her husband, Jake Warren, and her sister, Sally Adams of Sarasota, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider making a donation to the organization which was dear to Nancy, the Oakland Lions’ Club, in Nancy’s memory.
Cremation arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

Visitation hours will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2018, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church Street, Oakland, Maine. A graveside service will follow at Lewis Cemetery off of the Cottle Road in Oakland at 1:30 pm.


VASSALBORO––Frederick David Duprey, 70, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018. He was born January 7, 1948, in Howland, to Leonard Duprey Sr. and Rita (Bouchard) Duprey.

Fred served for many years in the U.S. Army, active duty during the Vietnam war. He loved cars and could name any make and model. He enjoyed scratching lottery tickets, watching The Price is Right and spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by both his parents; his brothers, Gary, Reggie and Milford; a sister, Alice Mendes; and a grandson, Calvin Galeucia.

He is survived by his daughters: Kimberly Duprey, Tausha Duprey, Candace Allain and husband Eric and Amber Jacobsen and husband Ed; grandchildren Sarah and Allision Galeucia, Ava and Ryleigh Pease, Isabella MacDonald, Max Allain, Jorja Duprey; great–grandson Jude Galeucia; sisters, Erma Blakney, Anna Watson and Phyllis Dumais; brothers Lenny and Leo; many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

There will be a graveside service July 20 at 1 p.m.. at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, followed by a reception at the First Baptist Church, Fairfield, until 6 p.m.


WINDSOR––Marilyn Dowe Bragg passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018, following a brief battle with cancer. She was born on November 1, 1938.

Marilyn graduated from Erskine Academy in 1957. She worked at the family diner before moving on to Nelson’s Diner in Windsor, serving her famous doughnuts, pies and other wonderful dishes for three decades. Following this she worked at various local restaurants sharing her knowledge of cooking and retired at the age of 77. She cherished her time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters and friends. She enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, and bingo, and loved doing things for others including donating her knitted hats to local hospitals.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Omar Bragg; four brothers, Richard, Robert, Roger and Ronald Dowe; and a sister, Ruth Hussey.

She is survived by daughters, Brenda Colby, Bonnie Petrone and husband Michael, Jamie Dunn and husband Rod; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Michaela, Adriana, Eric, Baylee and Spencer; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Abigail and Eliana; sisters, Dorothy Burke, Barbara Poulin and Gloria Pinette; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on September 15, 2018, at the home of Michael and Bonnie Petrone. Details will be forthcoming. Memories may be shared at


BENTON–Butch Brault, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 23, 2018. He was born on May 28, 1954.

Among many other things, Butch was a thoughtful friend, a caring brother, a loving father, and a devoted husband. He was loved by many and he will be greatly missed.

He spent his final days camping with his wife, Wendy Brault, celebrating their 34th wedding anniversary. They were able to watch a beautiful sunset together before he passed away peacefully in his sleep.

He lived a life filled with loving family and caring friends. He has left behind too many to mention, amongst them were his wonderful wife, three daughters, and one son.

He was a sports fanatic with a deep love for the Patriots and the Red Sox; however, he would never say no to watching the Celtics or Bruins play. He loved to fish. He may not have succeeded in teaching his daughters to love fishing the way he did, but he certainly did with his grandsons.

Butch was a role model and friend to so many. He did not was tears of sadness, but rather a camp gathering filled with friends and memories.

There will be a celebration of life gathering at the camp in Warren on August 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. In the true spirit of Butch we have decided to have a BBQ. For the camp address and further information please contact Melisa Matthews, Amanda Dixon, or Heather Crowley on Facebook.


FAIRFIELD–Maxine E. Scribner, 86, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2018. Maxine was born at home in Wade, on December 3, 1931, to Vernon C. and Harriet (Allen) Campbell.

Maxine was a woman of many talents, including scooping ice cream at the Fairfield Creamery, answering phones for the Waterville Answering Service, and eventually attending Kennebec Valley Community College to become a Certified Nursing Assistant for Colonial Manor. One of Maxine greatest talents was that she could sell an ice cube to an Eskimo whether in your home demonstrating products or at Rossignal’s selling jewelry.

Maxine retired in 1994 but never stopped serving the community because she loved helping people and always said “no problem.” She gave over 25 years to the Girl Scouts as a troop leader, neighborhood consultant, chairman, and trainer for new leaders. Her talent for working with scouts was also tapped to work as a den mother for the Cub Scouts. Maxine served as past Noble Grand of the Rebecca Lodge, in Fairfield, was a member of the Fairfield Senior Citizens, and a Literacy Volunteer. As an active 50 year member of the Fairfield First Baptist Church, Maxine served as Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, Deaconess, and member of various boards. Most notable, she was one of the founders of the Lamb’s Clothes Closet program at the church and worked in it until she went home to be with her Lord.

When Maxine wasn’t volunteering, she enjoyed traveling across the US and Canada and loved spending part of her winter in sunny Arizona. Maxine was dedicated to her personal physical fitness program that she started at the young age of 79 which was an inspiration to many.

Maxine was predeceased by brothers Eugene, Reginald, Niall, and Gilbert, and her sister Thelma Corson.

She is survived by her sons, David, of Fairfield, Kenneth, of Winthrop, and Mark and his partner Marcia Maheu, of Dresden; her daughters, Linda Boyd and husband Dan, of San Antonio, Texas, Eileen Berning and husband Dave, of Litchfield Park, Arizona, and Karen Winfree, of Fairfield; grandchildren Robert and Jonathan Dodge, Kirstie Martin and husband Tom, Kristina Scribner, Sarah Scribner and husband Philip Proctor, Andrea Berning, Tony McCaslin, and Kaitlyn Burke and husband Jeremy; five great-grandchildren; brothers Clayton and Dwayne, and sister Wilma Rich; and niece Susan Yeske.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Maxine Scribner to: Fairfield First Baptist Church, 12 Newhall St., Fairfield ME 04937.


FAIRFIELD––Dennis W. Stratton Jr., 60, of Fairfield, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2018. Dennis was born in Palmer, Massachusetts, on February 1, 1958, to Dennis W. Stratton Sr. and Jeanette Tracy Stratton.

He attended Oakland schools and grew up in Sidney with his four brothers and sisters.

Dennis joined his father working as a logger at a very young age and prided himself in helping to provide for the family and continuing the Stratton legacy. Dennis was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time in the Maine woods. He especially enjoyed passing these hobbies onto his children and grandchildren.

Dennis’ love for his family was evident in all that he did.  As a logger for more than 45 years, Dennis donated countless hours and supplies to families. In the true spirit of kindness and love, no matter a family’s ability to pay, situation in life, or connection, Dennis made sure they had anything they needed, often at his own personal sacrifice of time and cost. Truly there was never a more generous or kind-hearted man who alway put needs second–even after those that many would have considered a stranger. Truth is, Dennis never met a stranger, and his generous nature shone through every smile or laugh he shared and every life he touched. He was best known for popsicles, whip cream face paintings, silly stories and old-time country music.

Dennis was predeceased by his mother, Jeanette Tracy Grivois, of Belgrade; and his daughter, Amber Corey.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Karla Stevens Stratton, of Fairfield; his father, Dennis W. Stratton St., of Sidney; his brothers and sisters, Kathleen Stratton, of Waterville, Shiela Serencha, of Oakland, Charlie Stratton and his partner, Tracy Constable, of Oakland, Henry Stratton and his partner, Cathy Fuller-Nelson, of Palmyra; his seven children and 10 grandchildren: Dennis W. Stratton III and his wife, Lane, and their children, Logan, Luke and Lance, of Waterville, Heather Corey, of Pittsfield, Jennifer McLaughlin and her husband, David, and their son, Elliott, of Bakersfield, California, Basil J. Stratton Sr. and his wife, Raeann, and their children, Basil Jr., Thomas, Reid and Allison, of Fairfield, Chelsea R. Stratton and her fiancé, Kirk Fredrick, and her daughters, Riley and Meadow, of Norridgewock. Kayleigh P. Stevens and her wife, Heather Sheehan, of Sunnyside, Queens, and Liza K. Stratton, of Portland; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Alfond Youth Center’s After School Program in Dennis’ name.


EAST VASSALBORO––Prudence Bartley Gray, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at the age of 90. She was born in Presque Isle on July 15, 1927, the daughter of Ashton and Arthuretta (Kierstead) Bartley.

Prudence attended elementary school in Westfield, and graduated from Presque Isle
High School. She furthered her education at Washington State Normal School of Machias and graduated from the University of Maine.

During her college years, she met Allen Gray of Wesley, and they married in 1948. Prudence and Allen settled in East Vassalboro where they raised their four children. Prudence taught school in the Presque Isle, Winslow and finally the Waterville school systems when she retired in 1982. She was a member of the Maine State Retired Teachers Association, Vassalboro United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Vassalboro Grange and a lifelong member of the NEA.

Prudence was predeceased by her husband, Allen, in 1994; her son, Gary Gray and his wife, Paula; sisters, Gertrude Hawkins, Theora Porter, Joyce Duncan, Claudette Brewer; brothers, Ashton Ray, Wayne and Albert Bartley.

Prudence is survived by her daughter, Ann Gray Paoletti and husband, Stephen, of Costa Mesa, California; her son, Douglas Gray, of Waterville; her daughter, Lynne Gray, of Vassalboro; grandchildren: Jeremy, Joshua and Erin Gray, Travis Clark and wife, Amy, Sarah Clark and her fiancé, David Gordon; sisters: Irene Tweedie, Donna and husband, Winston Carter, Dolores and husband, Phil Beals, Sharon Madore, Brenda and husband, Raymond Saucier; brother Cary and wife, Judy Bartley; sister-in-law Ann Bartley; brothers-in-law James Gray and Wayne Porter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Vassalboro United Methodist Church, 614 Main Street, Vassalboro. Burial will follow in East Vassalboro Methodist Cemetery, Bog Road.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Prudence’s memory to: The Vassalboro Food Pantry, c/o Cindy Ferland, 26 Ferland Lane, Vassalboro ME 04989.

Obituaries, Week of July 12, 2018


CLINTON – Carleen Miller, 81, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at home. She was born December 4, 1936, in Winslow, the daughter of Herman Bragg and Pauline Prentiss Thompson. She was raised by her grandfather, Roy Prentiss until the age of ten.

She then went to live with her mom and stepfather, Edward Thompson. She attended the Winslow schools and had to terminate her education to care for her mother as a result of a car accident. She met Lee Miller in 1954. Along came six children, she always said that “she had wanted twelve, but after her first six darlings, that was enough!”

Carleen was better known for always being on the road and years ago when CB-ing was the fad, her call name was “Roadrunner.” Ma would do anything for anybody. She babysat children in the neighborhood for years. She worked at Fort Halifax Poultry in the past to make extra money in the winter for fuel and Christmas. When they closed, she went to the Wash Tub III at Elm Plaza. Later on, she worked as a Personal Care Worker at The House in Shawmut, being with her “ladies” as she called the clients. They too called her Ma. She was so loved by everyone.

In 1985, the love of her life, Lee, passed away. In 1992, she started seeing a kind neighbor she had known over the years, John Bragg. Then more family was added and more road adventures continued. She traveled to Georgia, Texas, and even went to Las Vegas. On the first day of every deer hunting season, she would get up at 2:30 a.m., to prepare a hunter’s breakfast for her sons and dear friends right up to this past November.

Carleen is survived by daughter, Brenda Blair and husband Michael, of Clinton; sons, Jeffrey and companion Laure, of China, Wayne ad wife Jill, of Winslow, and Kenneth, of China; step-children, Scott Bragg and wife Patty, of Texas, Michael Bragg and wife Sue, Kathy Hawkins, of Texas, Terri McPherson and husband Conrad, of China, and Cheryl Csengery and husband Joe, of Vassalboro; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brother, Grover Bragg, of Palermo; sister-in-law, Diane Bragg, of Oakland; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and her love of 26 years, John “Grampa John” Bragg, of Winslow.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Lee; two sons, Stephen and Bruce; and brother, Mavel Bragg.

A graveside service will be held Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Maplewood Cemetery in Fairfield. A party will follow at the Winslow VFW at 175 Veteran Drive, Winslow.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Carleen’s memory to Maine General Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04901.

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


WINSLOW – John D. Whitman 36, of Winslow, died unexpectedly in his home on the morning of Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was born on December 19, 1981, in Waterville.

He spent the majority of his life in Maine and Florida. He did, however, work in several other states while he was traveling as a young adult. He had friends that were like family in many of those states.

John went through a lot more as a child than any person should have to, and as a result he started out a little rough around the edges. He overcame this adversity with the help of several amazing families though, and through it all he became an amazing man. One thing that helped him stay grounded was baseball. John loved it so much and did so well in grade school and high school that he went on to play college ball. He could have gone pro with some of the greats, but he decided to stay around his home and family to pursue other options instead. Two of his proudest accomplishments were coming in fourth at the Babe Ruth World Series, in Washington, and when he pitched a one-hitter in his junior year of high school at Erskine Academy, in South China.

That love of sports never disappeared though. John could often be heard educating people about pretty much every team and every scandal in the history of sports. He was a very passionate man that stood by his convictions, but he was also compassionate; he was always willing to help out a friend in need.

He is survived by his wife Michael Whitman and step-son Robbie Conlogue, of Winslow, his adoptive parents Nancy Philbrick and Norm Cunningham, of Palermo, his father John Whitman Sr. and stepmother Marie Whitman, of Pittsfield, his sister Lisa and her husband Josh Lappierre, of Palmyra, his brother David and nephew Jet Whitman, of Pittsfield, and hundreds of friends and extended family.

He would be very disappointed if Dale and Linda Nunn, of Skowhegan, and Shirley Hall, of Palermo, weren’t listed as family as well.

John is predeceased by his sister Sarah Whitman, originally from Pittsfield, and Shirley’s husband Bruce Hall, formerly of Palermo.


WINSLOW – Dorothy Nicholas passed away at home in Winslow on Monday, July 2, 2018, following a short illness. She was born in Fairfield on March 19, 1936, the daughter of Roland and Laura (Mithee) Ronco.

She attended Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. Dorothy was employed as a housekeeper/nanny to Jeff and Kathy Corey and their children until her retirement.

She is survived by two sons, Robert N. Nicholas, of Benton, John Nicholas and former spouse Janet, of Winslow; three daughters, Laura Hayward and husband Jeff, of Fairfield, Judy Pooler and husband Edgar “Skip,” of Fairfield and Wendy Rhodes and husband Steve, of Winslow; four grandsons, Anthony Nicholas, Justin Meserve, Jordan Nicholas and Joseph Nicholas; two granddaughters, Allison Knight and husband Matheux and Jasmine Nicholas; four step-grandsons, Jeremy Trask, Justin Trask, Roger Green and wife Ashley and Dillyn Green; three great-grandchildren, Miranda Meserve, Cameron Meserve and Jude Nicholas; two step great-grandchildren, Jeremy Trask Jr. and Lillian Trask; three brothers, Lawrence Ronco, Ralph Ronco and wife Gerri, Carl Ronco and wife Roberta; her brother and sister-in law, Norman and Farolyn Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her former husband and longtime companion, Robert A. Nicholas, and her daughter in law, Darlene Nicholas.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Dorothy’s memory to Maine General Hospice, PO Box 858, Waterville, ME 04901.

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


BENTON – Reginald L. Trahan, 85, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Waterville. He was born January 25, 1933, in Waterville, the son of Alfred and Emerentienne (Dupuis) Trahan.

He was employed at Wyandotte-Worsted Woolen Mill before entering the U.S. Army in March 1953. He served as a corporal until his honorable discharge in 1955. He continued working at Wyandotte for many years as well as Carlton Woolen, then became a custodian at Colby College, retiring in 1997. Reginald enjoyed fishing with family and friends frequently as well as playing cribbage with his wife almost daily as long as he could win. He was a devoted husband and father.

Reginald is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara P. (Shirley) Trahan, of Benton; daughter, Jill of Biddeford; son James and wife Tammy, of Connecticut; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Norman and Don; sisters, Shirley and Rita.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330 or Maine General Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04901.

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


Dewey T. Baker passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2018, following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born in 1946 to his mother Dorothy Baker and father Robert Baker, of Windsor.

Dewey grew up in Windsor and married his high school sweetheart, Judy.  They were married for 50 years.

Dewey was industrious as a young man, plowing snow while in high school, joining the Air National Guard, then working at the Augusta Iron Works while working in the woods, before starting Cousins Saw Mill, in Windsor, with his cousins.  He worked very diligently in the woods the better part of his life and loved every minute of it.  He woke up before the sun rose ready and eager to go to work.  His customers at the saw mill were often friends and family and he enjoyed when they stopped by the saw shop.  Dewey was a generous man, who loved to be warm by the wood stove. He was known to give away firewood as he wanted others to be warm as well. He was also very active outside of work.  He enjoyed running, playing tennis, racketball, basketball and water skiing.  He was quite a jokester having a nickname for just about everyone.

Dewey was very social, and he got pleasure from family get togethers, especially hosting the 4th of July gatherings on China Lake, which were always a great day.  You knew where Dewey was by the sound of his distinct laugh and that welcoming, infectious smile. He drove his boat and shared it, so every adult and child had the opportunity to ride, ski and tube to their hearts content.  Dewey himself looked forward to the holiday treats, especially the chocolate candy and homemade ice cream.

Dewey is survived by his wife Judy; his daughter Lisa Baker Glidden and her husband Avery Glidden and their five children; Brooke and her partner Travis Noyes, Nicole and her partner Cole Hayes, Abigail and her partner Josh Bailey, Brock and Boe; his son, Robbie Baker and his two sons; Alec and Isaac Baker.

A celebration of Dewey’s life will be scheduled for a later date.


There will be a celebration of life for GRACE BRONN, who passed away on August 23, 2017, to be held on Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m., at Palermo Christian Church, 322 Branch Mills Road, in Palermo.

Obituaries, Week of June 28, 2018


WINSLOW – Dorothy Ann (Markee) Rideout, 81, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, at her home in Winslow, 100 feet from the home she was born in built by her father and older brothers. She was born April 24, 1937, in Winslow, the seventh child of William E. and Marjorie L. (Winslow) Markee.

Dot, better known as “Mom” by all of her children’s friends and most the town of Winslow, was educated in Winslow schools and received her GED from Waterville High School in 1968. She held many jobs throughout her working career including: sales person and department manager with the W.T. Grant Company for 19 years, in Virginia, Connecticut and Maine; office assistant in the Winslow school system; admissions clerk at Seton Hospital; activities director for the adult mentally challenged at several residential homes in the area. In 1981, she worked in the tailoring shop at Stern’s Department Store, in Waterville. In 1989, she brought the sewing business into her home where she worked until her retirement.

Dot was an active member of the Pentecostal Churches in Maine, Virginia and Connecticut. She worked with the young people and the choir, was often a soloist at churches and weddings. She was a member of the Calvary Temple Church, in Waterville, more recently attending Getchell Street Baptist Church, in Waterville. She enjoyed spending time with her many family members, especially her grandchildren. She loved gardening, sewing, traveling, and playing card games.

Dot is survived by her five children, Paul William Herman Rideout and his companion, Laury Caron, of New Sharon, Cliff Harry Rideout, of Vermont, Mark David Wayne Rideout and wife Vicki, of Virginia, Daniel Wynn and wife Heather, of Oregon, and Betty Ann Goodale and husband Don, of Benton; 10 grandchildren, Shane Rideout, Jessica Rideout, Marilyn Rideout, Danielle Ciango and husband Jacob, Amy Dominick and husband Frank, Crystal Lee and husband John, Jordan Rideout, Jackson Rideout, Celynn Goodale Smyth, Beau Goodale and wife Jennifer; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Dale and wife Nancy, of New Hampshire, James and wife Ivy, of Florida, Thomas and wife Claudette, of Winslow; sisters-in-law, Betty, Ruth, and Gayle; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and eight brothers, Ted, Rodney, Robert, Jerry, Keith, Leonard, Lynn, Ronald and sister, Lorraine Boucher.

A graveside service will be held in late July at the Howard Cemetery, in Winslow. She will be buried beside her beloved parents and grandfather, Henry Markee.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Greater New England Chapter. 101A 1st Ave., Waltham, Massachusetts 02451.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service.


FAIRFIELD – Terry Allen Dodge, 53, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. He was born November 16, 1964, in Waterville, the son of Charles and Pauline (Hunt) Dodge.

He was a mechanic and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and racing.

Terry is survived by his son, Terry Dodge Jr. and wife Heather; three brothers, Gary Dodge and wife Sandy, Billy Dodge and wife Terri, Charlie Dodge and wife Frannie; five sisters, Barbara Elliot and husband Danny, Paulette Scott, Charlene Taylor, Lisa Pollard and husband Fred, and Brenda Jones; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Pauline Dodge; three brothers, Dana Dodge, Dennis Dodge, Jimmy Dodge; two sisters, Alfreda Dodge and Dannette Dodge.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 1 p.m., at the Fairview Cemetery, in Canaan. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Spann home at 1355 Main Street, in Clinton.

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


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.

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.

Obituaries, Week of June 21, 2018


WINSLOW––Elizabeth E. (DeRaps) Tuttle, 77, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born December 21, 1940, in Waterville, the daughter of Leo E. Sr. and Martha L. (Muzzeroll) DeRaps.

On August 3, 1986, she married Roland Tuttle, Sr., in Waterville. Over the years, Elizabeth was employed in several jobs, but she most enjoyed working for over 13 years with children at the Seton Adolescent Center, in Waterville, until retirement in 2005. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, in Waterville, for over 25 years where she played the organ and sang in nearly every service. She was also a member of the Busy Bees, a ladies’ group at church.

Elizabeth was a devoted and dedicated wife and mother to her own family and also became a mother to whoever needed one. She was an avid crafter, including knitting, crocheting, embroidery; she loved making afghans, patchwork quilts, countless hats, mittens and slippers.

She was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Martha DeRaps, Sr. and a brother, Leo DeRaps Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Roland E. Tuttle, Sr., of Winslow; three daughters, Deborah French, of Chelsea, Melony Fortin, of Oakland, and Susan Hixon and partner Ric Marshall, of Fairfield; stepson, Roland Tuttle, Jr. and wife Theresa, of Fairfield; brother, Gerald DeRaps and partner Kathy, of Winslow; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and their families.

A graveside service will be held, Sunday, June 24, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Howard Cemetery, Rte. 201 in Winslow with Bill Gilbert and Bill Lawrence officiating. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Second Baptist Church, Waterville.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Elizabeth’s memory to: MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville ME 04903-0828.


ALBION––Pearl Maxine Haskell Hamilton, 92, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, from complications from a fall. She was born in Benton on January 16, 1926, the eldest daughter of the late Wellman and Lucy Fuller Haskell.

Pearl graduated from Besse High School, in Albion, was a member of the Shawmut Chapel and Branch Mills Grange. She worked for 26 years at the Hinckley Post Office, twelve of them as postmaster, retiring in 1992.

Over the years, Pearl enjoyed gardening, canning and pickling. During the summer she like to travel to the coast with family and friends for lobster dinners. And in recent years, she most enjoyed her rides :”around the block.”

She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Clayton Haskell, Jack Haskell, Joe Haskell, Billy Haskell; and sister, Peggy Jones.

She is survived by her sons, Sonny Hamilton and wife, Jane, and David Hamilton and his wife, Mickey, all of Albion; her brother, Stephen Haskell and his partner, Donna Rte; and sister, Rosalie Rood; grandchildren, Rachel Crommett, Matthew Hamilton, Mark Hamilton, Chad Hamilton, Jason Hamilton, Holli Merry and Molli Rainey; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Memories and condolences may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pearl’s memory may be made to: The Make-A-Wish Foundation, 66 Mussey Road, Scarborough ME 04074.


CHINA LAKE––Nancy L. Perkins, 84, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2018, at Bedside Manor, in Oakland, following a 14 month battle with the debilitating disease of Lewy Body dementia. Nancy was born in Portland to Irving and Ethel Pope on October 21, 1933. She graduated from Falmouth High School as valedictorian of her class in 1951. She continued her education at Boston University and graduated in three years to become a registered nurse.

Nancy began her professional career as a teaching nurse at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, in 1955 and after marrying her husband, she followed him in his teaching career, while raising their two sons, living in Foxboro, Massachusetts, Standish, and Rockport. Finally in 1968, she moved to her much loved final home on China Lake. After taking time off to raise her sons, Nancy then worked with her husband for over 20 years running Carroll Perkins Associates where she was a very successful residential real estate broker who was well respected by those who worked with her and knew her. She retired in early 1995 when her husband of 38 years, Carroll F. Perkins, became ill and she tended to him until he passed in September 1995 in their China Lake home.

Although saddened by the loss of Carroll, her faith in God, and the love of her family and friends sustained her and she continued to live strongly and build on the great life she had lived with her husband. She loved singing in the Choir at the Waterville United Church of Christ and having weekly bridge games with some special friends. She also loved to travel, enjoying many trips to numerous parts of the world whether by plane, train, or cruise. She was fortunate to have some special friends whom she loved very much to travel with. She would also spend every winter at her condo on the beach in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, where two other long time family friends also had condos, and she would relish time there with them.

Most of all though, her greatest joys were her grandchildren Matthew and Jenna. She took them each on many special camping and other trips throughout Maine. She also loved following the sports her grandson played, especially during his high school years where she never missed a single game. Her devotion was so strong she would even put off her travels south until the basketball season was over.

Besides her husband Carroll, Nancy was predeceased by her parents and her sister Elizabeth Haggerty.

Nancy is survived by her sons Scott, of China, Gregg and his wife Susan, of Fairfield, and their children Matthew and Jenna; and many extended family members.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Nancy’s memory can be made to: Waterville U.C.C., 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville ME 04901.


WINSLOW––Sandra Katherine (Wadlin) Upham, 80, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018. Sandra was born on September 2, 1937, to Richard I. Wadlin and Doris Roberts.

She spent her early years in the care of her grandmother, moving to Waterville her sophomore year of high school, and graduating in 1955.

She married Richard D. Upham on January 11, 1958, and they immediately started their family. They left the great state of Maine for a few years to live in Indiana and Maryland, moving back “home’ in 1972 to open Flavorland Dairy Bar, and later Medical Supplies Inc., in Waterville.

Sandy and Dick have three daughters: Brenda and Gary Zemrak, Kathi and Kevin Michaud, and Missy Gurski and Shane Wade.

Being a grandmother was one of the greatest joys in her life. She was dearly loved by Wes and Moe, Jenna, Mike and Danielle Zemrak, Mackenzie and Kamryn Michaud, and Trevor and Dawsen Gurski. Little did she know that the smiles of her four great-grandchildren, Alina, Grady, Mara, and Isla Zemrak, would bring such happiness, helping her through the toughest of times.

She is also survived by seven sisters: Lyn, Jeanne, Janice, Marjorie, Mary, Maureen, Debbie; one brother, Alfred, and their families, and many cousins.

An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at

In lieu of flowers, donations may go to a Trust Fund in care of Brenda and Gary Zemrak, 299 Cushman Road, Winslow ME 04901.


CHINA––Alma Taylor Brown, 91, of China, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018,following a brief illnesss. Alma was born on July 30, 1926, in Fairfield Center, to Gardner and Nora (O;Neil) Taylor.

She was educated in Fairfield schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1944. She was employed at Diamond National and J. C. Penney. On December 24, 1946, she married Sydney J. Brown, Jr. and moved to China where they built their home and raised their family. Alma was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star and the China Baptist Church.

Alma enjoyed working at home, caring for her children, her flower and vegetable gardens then preserving fruits and vegetables and her famous bread and butter pickles. She worked beside her husband on the family farm for many years. Alma enjoyed spending the winters in Florida with her sisters for 25 years.

Alma was predeceased by her husband; her parents; and seven siblings.

Alma is survived by her three daughters and their husbands: Linda and Victor Caron, Valma and David Rodrique, Cynthia and Michael Miner, all of China; her grandchildren: Christopher and Mandy Rodrique, Margaret Rodrique, Alicia and Seth Lemieux, Grace Hartung; great-grandchildren: Tessa Joncas, Shae Rodrique, Brynna Rodrique, Emma McCausland, Taylor and Anastasia Lemieux; her brother Clyde and his wife Jeanette Taylor, of South Portland; and many nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the China Baptist Church, Window Replacement Fund, 36 Causeway Road, China ME 04358.


Tracy, Lois Marie (Webber) (Bernard) – 85, of Waterville, died October 1, 2017. Graveside services, 1 p.m., June 23, at Quaker Hill Cemetery in Unity.

Obituaries, Week of June 14, 2018


UNITY  – Lynn Rae (Marks) French of Locust Lane, Unity, died Monday, April 16, 2018, following a brief illness. She was born June 25, 1943, in Gardiner, and was the daughter of Charles F. and Bessie (Russell) Marks.

She attended schools in Randolph and graduated from Gardiner High School. She received an associate of arts degree in liberal arts from Thomas College, in Waterville, and also attended the University of Maine, in Portland.

After college, she worked for Travelers Insurance Company as a claims representative in both Portland and Bangor.

She married her husband, Dan, in 1969, and made great memories at their home on Winnecook Lake with family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Mary Louise Smith, of Cumberland Foreside; and brother, Charles F. Marks Jr., of Randolph.

She is survived by her husband, Alton “Dan” French, of Unity; their son, Michael and his wife, Valerie Derosier, also of Unity; stepdaughter, Audrey Bishop and husband, John, of Augusta; and stepson, Andrew French, of Nashville, Tennessee; along with several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her request, a private family burial will be held at a later date.


BENTON – Elizabeth G. Morin, 74, of Benton, known to her friends as “Kim”, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. She was born April 15, 1944, in Darlington, England, to the late Rowland and Grace (Lawson) Poulton.

A military wife, well-traveled and extremely talented; a true master of many talents. Known to most by her passion for sewing, Kim also painted, knitted, and was an excellent baker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald G. Morin; and her brother, Michael Poulton.

She is survived by three daughters, Tracy Zorichak and husband, Richard, Anita Fomin and husband, Dimitry, and Tina Pryor; a son, David Morin; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; her sister, Denise Beacroft and husband, Bernard; and a nephew Stephen.

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

In lieu of flowers, please give generously in Kim’s memory to: MaineGeneral Hospice Volunteers of Kennebec Valley, P.O. Box 828, Waterville ME 04901-0828.


WASHINGTON  – Joyce Nichols Jones, 77, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Glenridge in Augusta. She was born in West Dummerston, Vermont, on September 29, 1940, to Charles Nichols and Vera (Baker) Nichols.

Joyce was a graduate of Waldoboro High School, class of 1958. She also attended one year of school at the New Brunswick Bible Institution. She drove truck, school buses and was a homemaker.

She attended the South Liberty Baptist Church.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Frank; and brother, James Nichols.

She is survived by sons, Frank E. Jones Jr. (Kathleen), Steven Jones (Penny), James Jones (Toni), and Daniel Jones Sr. (Elaine), all of Washington; daughters, Cynthia Peaslee, of Pittston and Carol Kilbreth (John), of Washington; sisters-in-law, Betty Baker, of Hermon and Phyllis Nichols, of Augusta; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Condolences can be shared with the family at

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joyce’s name may be made to Hall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 363, Waldoboro ME 04572, to help defray costs of services.


WINSLOW – Therese M. Fortier, 91, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, following a long illness. Therese was born on May 5, 1927, in St. Come, Canada, the daughter of Mathias and Marie-Anne Belanger (Jacques).

Therese married Antonio Fortier on September 6, 1948, and was blessed to have 61 years together until he passed in 2009.

Therese worked at the C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, prior to raising her family. She made many new friends when she opened the area’s first clothing consignment store, “Terry’s Thrift Shop,” on College Avenue, in Waterville. She was an excellent seamstress and kept her young family in the latest fashions as well as her granddaughter’s Barbie and Ken dolls.

Therese was a very loving and caring wife and mother, always putting her family first. She was an outstanding cook, much to the delight of those who attended her Sunday dinners. She also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, gardening, and cake decorating.

She was predeceased by her husband, Antonio Fortier; her brothers Stanley and Gregoire Belanger; and her sisters Ann Guillemette and Marguerite Dorin.

She is survived by her three children, Roger Fortier, Elaine and husband Roy Stinneford, and Steven Fortier and wife Brenda; three grandchildren, Ericka and husband David Puccio, Jean-Luc and Danielle Fortier; and one great-grandson, Max Puccio; three brothers: John Belanger and wife Denise, Henry Belanger, and Gerard Belanger and wife Marlene; brothers-in-law, Norman Fortier and Joseph Douin; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in her memory to: Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, 304 Upper Main Street, Waterville ME 04901.


BENTON – Delores T. Simpson, 86, passed away on November 11, 2017, following a two-year battle with multiple myloma. She was born in Benton Falls on October 1, 1931, the daughter of Albert and Ruth Thompson.

Delores was a lifetime member of the Fairfield VFW and American Legion. In 2004-05, she was VFW Auxiliary president of the year. Among her hobbies were playing cribbage and was very talented at knitting and crocheting.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd W. Simpson; and older sister Flotie Nordle.

She is survived by two daughters, Loretta O. Vaught and her two children Troy and Raven Rusconi, of Clinton; son William J. Simpson and wife Christina Simpson and their daughter Livia I. Simpson, of Brazil; siblings Arthur C. Thompson, of Oakland, and Lois Mary Derapps, of Fairfield; many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on June 16, 2018, at the Fairfield VFW, Main St. It will be a potluck dinner at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Brown Cemetery, in Benton.


ELEANOR M. CLARK, 92, of North Belgrade, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018, at her home. Locally, she is survived by sisters Shay Perryman, of Oakland, and Ida Noonan and fiancé Jeremy Clement, of Vassalboro.

Obituaries, Week of June 7, 2018


WINSLOW/SACO – Frank P. Stankevitz, 76, of Saco, formerly of Winslow, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018. He was born in Olympia, Washington, on December 25, 1941, a son of Frank and Evelyn (Coty) Stankevitz.

Frank was a 16-year veteran of the United States Coast Guard. After leaving the Coast Guard, he worked in the construction field designing and building many buildings in the Central Maine area. He was employed by the town of Winslow for 15 years as the Codes Enforcement Officer, finally retiring in 2014. After retirement, Frank moved to Saco to be closer to his son,Nic.

He was a craftsman and his hobbies included woodworking, gardening, photography and caring for his beloved wife Norma. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus, Council 12941.

Frank was a devoted Catholic, loving husband and father. Through his teachings in life, his family has created wonderful memories that they will hold close to their hearts and cherish forever.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years Norma (Couture) Stankevitz; their son Nicholas Stankevitz and wife Robyn, of Saco, son Ryan Stankevitz, of Newport; four grandchildren, Keira, Jacob, Alyssa and Zoé; three sisters, Kathy, Pam, and Linda; and two brothers, Larry and David.

To view Frank’s memorial page or leave an online condolence, please visit


OAKLAND – Gwendeth Irene Manson-Colson passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, following a long illness. She was born October 10, 1941, in Mapleton.

She was predeceased by her father Stanley; mother Annis Pelkey; and sister Carlene Hunter.

She is survived by her husband Rick Colson, of Oakland; son Steven Gogan and wife Terry, of Shawmut; daughter Vicki Lee, of Clearwater, Florida; sons Kip Manson and wife Carolann, of Oakland; Scott Manson and wife Sandy, of Canaan; Todd Manson and wife Lisa, of Oakland; and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Waterville Humane Society.


EAST VASSALBORO – Paul “Rocky” Morneau, 63, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, in East Vassalboro, after suffering cardiac arrest. He was born on February 11, 1955, in Waterville, to Leo Paul and Evelyn Duguay Morneau.

He graduated from Water­ville High School.

As a teenager and young man, Paul worked for his father’s lumber company, Mor­neau’s Lum­ber Mill, in East Vassal­boro. He later became involved in his father’s trout farm which they both loved immensely.

Paul will be remembered for his love of horses and music. He often talked about starting a horse therapy farm for children with special needs. He also enjoyed playing guitar which he often did at family gatherings and weddings. More recently, Paul was known for his gift of visions. Because of these visions, people sought him out for his counsel and guidance. It was Paul’s intent to express what he was able to see and feel in his gifted visions to others through explaining to them their past, how it affected their spirit in the present, and how to see a different path to healing their spirit in the future. Paul realized his intent through the publishing of the website Walking in Spirit with Rocky. Paul is recognized and remembered by many in their testimonials on this website.

His family and friends will remember him as a very loving, kind and giving man.

Paul is survived by Vivian Coughlin, his sister, of Winslow; and his two nephews, Keith Coughlin, of Woodstock, Georgia and Kevin Coughlin, of Boston, Massachusetts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, in Winslow. Burial will follow in Village Cemetery, Cemetery Street, Vassalboro. Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly request that a memorial donation in Paul’s name be made to either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.


ALBION – Beverly L. Fowler, 83, a longtime resident of Albion, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Beverly was born in Unity on January 26, 1935.

As a young woman, Beverly attended school in Unity. Beverly was a loving wife and mother, was a gifted artist, and loved playing piano with her children.

Beverly was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Stephen Fowler.

She is survived by her three children: Anthony Fowler and wife, Stacey, Terri Fowler, and Nancy LaBrecque and husband, Ronald; several grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren; and her sister, Shirley Chadwick.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at


WINSLOW – Roger Sammis Titus, 92, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018, at Gray Birch Living Center, in Augusta. He was born April 25, 1926, in Huntington, New York, the son of Samuel J. and Ella E. (Green) Titus.

He graduated from Oyster Bay High School in 1944 and continued his education at Parsons’ School of Design, graduating in 1949. On February 9, 1952, he married the former Jennie Warren at the First Congregational UC Church. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from September 1944 ​until his honorable discharge​ in June 1946.

Roger and his wife Jennie owned and operated Titus Interior Decorators, in ​R​idgefield, Connecticut, from 1952 to 1954, and thenTitus Interior Decorators, in Waterville, where Roger continued working until well into his 80s. He was a member of the Waterville Community Garden Club, Ballroom Dance Club, Evening Sandwich Program (30 years), Heart of Maine Squares, ​Silver Sneakers, ​Waterville First Congregational UCC, and Masons.

Roger enjoyed making stained glass items, gardening, dancing, exercise classes, ​and actively pursued these hobbies through the age of 91. His joy of gardening and tending to indoor plants continued throughout the remaining days of his life while living and being cared for at Gray Birch.

He is survived by his son, Lauchlin Titus and wife Linda, of Vassalboro; his daughter, Elizabeth Bridges and husband Arthur, of Morrill; grandson, Miah Titus, of Orono; granddaughter, Morgan Rau and husband Tory, ​of Vassalboro; two great-granddaughters, Evelyn Titus, of Old Town/Orono and Sovie Rau, of Vassalboro; two great-grandsons, Noah Rau and Finn Rau, both of Vassalboro; sister-in-law, Pauline Titus, of Alaska.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jennie (Warren) Titus; two brothers, Durrell Titus and wife Lynn, and Gerald Titus.

A Celebration of Life will be held ​ on June 16, 2018, at 1 p.m., ​at ​the First Congregational UCC, 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, ME 04901.

While Roger never felt that there could be too many flowers, he would also wish that friends would make donations in his memory to the First Congregational UCC, Waterville.

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


RONALD H. POULIN, 69, of West Gardiner, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. Locally, he is survived by daughter Molly Suttie and husband Kristian, of Fairfield; granddaughter, Elsie Suttie, of Fairfield; sisters-in-law, Dale Gordon, of Winslow, Norine Kelley and partner Gary Walker, of Albion, and Jeanne Kelley, of Belgrade.

LUC-LIN D. LAVIGNE, 79, of Augusta, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, following a brief illness. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Monique Lavigne and companion Jason, of Windsor, and a brother, Normand Lavigne and wife Claire, of Vassalboro.

JAMES A. ROWELL JR., 94, of Norridgewock, recently passed away. Locally, he is survived by two of his children, Jesse Munroe and his husband Shawn, of Vassalboro, and Jessford Rowell and fiancée Amy Pellerin, of Winslow.

Obituaries, Week of May 31, 2018


OAKLAND––Ronald Terrence “Terry” Gilbert, 77, of Oakland, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018, following a short illness. He was born in Waterville, April 20, 1941, son of Ronald W. and Thena Sullivan Gilbert.

In his formative years Terry studied music with the renowned Lila (Ma) Atherton. Upon graduating from Williams High School, in Oakland, he studied and was certified as an airline steward. With the love of music still in his heart he entered the Northern Conservatory of Music and graduated with a degree in music education. He also did graduate study in England.

He taught public school music for many years in Hudson, New York, where he had a renowned boys choir. Returning home, he taught music in Fairfield, along with maintaining Musical Trends, where he offered private music lessons in piano, voice, woodwind and brass instruments. His private students presented outstanding recitals each spring at many different venues.

He also worked for a number of years in the mental health field. His loving companions at different times throughout his life were his Chihuahuas.

He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Catherine Bacon and husband, Otis; and two brothers-in-law.

He is survived by three sisters, Beverly Baird Cauley, of Ocala, Florida, Natalie Vogler, of Ocala, Florida, and Sherry Gilbert, of Oakland; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at


OAKLAND––John Poplaski III, 52, of Oakland, passed away at his home following a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. John, the son of John Poplaski Jr. and Eugenie “Jean” (Quint) Poplaski, was born February 25, 1966, in Waterville.

John grew up in Fairfield and attended Fairfield schools from 1972–1984. John worked from a very early age in the restaurant industry doing whatever he could to learn about cooking and was a self-taught chef. He was employed by area restaurants over the years such as Chinatown, Governor’s, Steve’s, The Lobster Trap, and most recently, the former John Martin’s Manor Restaurant, Waterville, where he was executive chef. He left The Manor in 2006 after injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident, which prevented him from continuing his career.

He had a great love of many things, cooking, fast cars (he loved his GT Mustangs), his favorite NFL team the Denver Broncos and the Boston Celtics, golfing, rock and roll music, spending time with his family and close friends, barbecuing, his animals and the simple things in life.

John was a very kind, compassionate man. John had quite the sense of humor and knew exactly how to make people laugh. His sense of humor was infectious and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

John was married to Annmarie Cole in August 2002, and even though the marriage ended in divorce in 2009, they remained close friends. For John, his pets were his children.

John was predeceased by his parents, John Poplaski, Jr. and Eugenie “Jean” (Quint) Poplaski.

John is survived by his five siblings: his brother Stephen Poplaski and wife Judy, of Winterport, his sisters Pamela Barker, of Waterville, Bonnie Poplaski and Bruce Harmon, of Benton, Anne Corey and husband David, of China, and Kelley Poplaski and partner Dick Ware, of Oakland; 17 nieces and nephews; 18 great-nieces and nephews; aunt, Estelle Verzoni-Barnes and husband Lou, of Waterville, Ann Theriault, of Liberty, and an uncle Gene Quint and wife Teri, of Hawaii.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, June 4, at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Church of the Nazarene, 81 Main St., Fairfield, with the Rev. Eric. M. Larsen officiating. There will be a time of fellowship at the church directly following.

An online guestbook may be signed at

Donations may be made in John’s name to the following organizations: Bob Smilie Pancreatic Cancer Memorial Fund, c/o Linda Smilie, 305 Nason Rd., Shapleigh ME 04076 or Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville ME 04901.


SOUTH CHINA — Frances Gelo Wilson, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Glenridge Comfort Care Unit, in Augusta. Born and raised in Searsmont, the daughter of Clarence and Alice (White) Gelo, she was a 1949 graduate from Appleton High School.

She was first married to Frank Wilson September 12, 1953. Together they raised two children and later in life they legally adopted two more children. While married to Frank, she was an active member of Kora Karts Women’s Auxillary. She worked for a short period of time waitressing at the Worster House, in Hallowell. Following that she began working for Wadleighs Oil Co. and after 40 years of service, she retired in 2004. She got re-married to Edwin Geschwendt on July 6, 1991, and together they ran a trucking business. In her early years, she enjoyed riding a motorcycle, snowmobiling and camping up in Moosehead. She had a passion for cooking and looked forward to holiday gatherings and summer cookouts with her family.

She is survived by her partner of 27 years, Edwin Geschwendt; daughters Diane Trueworthy and husband David, of Lewiston, and Sheila (Taul) Ballantyne and husband David Ballantyne, of China, son John Taul, of Augusta; a granddaughter Andrea Dwelle and husband Chris, of Augusta; grandsons, Abram Ashby, and Justin Ashby, both of Winslow, Ian Ashby and wife Joanna, of Hallowell, Shane Wilson and wife Meagan, of Clinton; as well as several great grandchildren; a brother Bruce Gelo and wife Dawn, of Kenduskeag; a sister Carol Robbins and husband Jenness, of Searsmont; nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son David Wilson, two brothers Carl Gelo and Raymond Gelo; sisters Elaine Perkins, Nancy Drinkwater, Phyllis Perkins and Priscilla Place.

Per her request there will be no funeral or burial services. There will be a gathering in her remembrance at a later date.


GORDON W. STROUT II, 70, of Bradenton, Florida, on Friday, March 30, 2018. Locally, he is survived siblings, Evelyn Cairnie and husband David, of Clinton, and Dennis West, of Benton Falls; nephew David Cairnie and wife Pamela, of Fairfield, and niece, Peg Paradis and husband Rick, of Fairfield.

CATHERINE M. McKAY, 78, of Chelsea passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Locally, she is survived by a granddaughter Stacy Jeannotte, of Windsor; two great-grandchildren, Cali Austin and Parker Maxim, both of Windsor.

Obituaries, Week of May 24, 2018


WINSLOW – Joyce M. (Caswell) York, 81, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. She was born September 8, 1936, in Mercer, the daughter of Wallace and Beatrice (Rancourt) Caswell.

She was a co-founder of the Water-Oak Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., Waterville. She loved rock hunting around the state of Maine. Joyce will be remembered for her loving heart, personality, kindness and selflessness.

For the past 10 years she has lived with her niece, Carrie Collins, in Winslow.

She is survived by her brother-in-law, John Bragg and his partner Carlene; nieces and nephews, Lorrie York and Michele York Tharp, both of California, Gerald (Jerry) York, Gina York Knowles, Michael Bragg, Terry Bragg McPhearson and Cheryl Bragg Csengry, all of Maine, Michael York, Michael Bragg, Scott Bragg, Sandra Caswell Fisher, and Cathy Bragg Hawkins, all of Texas, Donna Delcore, of New Hampshire, Marcia Tanguay, Gloria Frawley, and Brenda Puzzo, all of Massachusetts, Tara Caswell Maxwell, of Kansas; many great-nieces and nephews.

She was the widow of Albert C. York. They shared 49 years of marriage together.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Joyce’s memory to Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children®, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

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


WINSLOW – Brandy S. Lilly-Bizier, 37, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was born October 8, 1980, the daughter of Mae (Truman) Mayo and James Lilly.

She attended schools in Gardiner, Whitefield, Windsor and Erskine Academy, in South China. She met her future husband while a freshman at Erskine, although she didn’t know it at the time. She graduated from Erskine Academy in 1999 and moved to Florida until her return to Maine in 2001. She held jobs as a waitress, store clerk, pharmacy tech, cashier, eventually caring for the elderly / healthcare.

She enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and living in the great outdoors.

She is survived by her husband Christopher Bizier; her parents, James Lilly and companion Kim Weeks, Rhonda Lilly, and Mae Mayo; grandparents Bill Lilly and companion Ernestine MacMillan; her in-laws, Al and Linda Getchell, and Tom and Hope Shorey; aunts and uncles Richard and Linda Truman, and Myra and Steve Carnival; many siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Arrangements were under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME.

Memorial donations may be made to The Resident’s Activity Fund, Gray BNirch, 37 Gray Bird Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 or The National MS Society of Maine, 74 Gray Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105 or any animal shelter of your choice.


Arlene Meader

OAKLAND – Arlene Davis Meader, 93, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The daughter of Isaac and Arra Davis, she was born on November 22, 1924, in Solon.

She grew up on a farm with five siblings. In 1941, Arlene graduated with honors from Solon High School, where she was active in sports, drama and public speaking. At a box social, she met Everett Meader. She graduated from Skowhegan Business School and then served as a secretary at W.H. Hinman, Inc.

In 1944, Arlene married Everett, and together they managed the Meader farm. She and Everett led the Youth Group at the Solon Methodist Church, served as co-presidents of the Couples Club, and participated in the Solon Grange. Before leaving Solon, she became the town clerk and treasurer.

In 1965, the family moved to Oakland, where she and Everett became active in the Messalonskee All-Sports Boosters. They were members of the Oakland-Sidney United Methodist Church, where she was in charge of the nursery for many years. This is where she became known as “Grammie Meader” to many children. Her greatest enjoyments were watching her sons and grandchildren play sports and attending family gatherings.

After surviving a massive heart attack in 2005, she became known as the “Miracle Woman.” Her loved ones were blessed with 13 additional years with her. During this time, she shared her love and extended her legacy with seven more great-grandchildren.

Arlene was predeceased by her husband, Everett, of 66 years; brothers, Harrison and Richard Davis; and twin-sister, Pauline Davis.

She is survived by her sons: Dick and wife, Betty-Jane, of Waterville, Bob and wife, Pam, of Portland, Bruce and husband, Joe DiLorenzo, of Saco, and Don and wife, Melissa, of Oakland; grandchildren: Lance and wife, Amy; Daren and fiancée, Jennifer Banks; Lindsay and husband, Brian Ross; Derek and wife, Kara; Suzanne and husband, Aaron Berthiaume; Justin and partner, Katrina Seeley, and Trevor and partner, Adam Courcy; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Heald and Beverly Shaughnessy; brother, Isaac Davis Jr.; family friend, Jim Tolman; and relatives, Norma Gorham and Frances Savage.

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Memorial donations may be made to:The Oakland-Sidney United Methodist Church, 20 West School Street, Oakland, ME 04963.


ALBION – Merle N. Quimby, 97, formerly of Albion, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Waterville. She was born in Unity on September 28, 1920, the daughter of Eugene and Doris (Davis) Nichols.

She graduated from Freedom Academy, class of 1939. Merle married Lawrence Quimby on July 6, 1940 and celebrated 64 years together.

Merle was always an active woma. She helped on the family farm much preferring to be driving a tractor in the hay field than staying in the house. Along with clerking in local stores, Merle was also a rural route mail carrier for a number of years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, making porcelain dolls and basket weaving.

Merle was predeceased by her parents, husband, sister and great-grandson.

She is survived by sons Carroll Quimby and wife Charlene, Reginald Quimby and wife Diane, all of Albion; daughter Nancy Crosbyt and husband Peter, of Augusta; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

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WINSLOW – James “Jim” VanDerveer, 76, passed away following a hard fought and courageous battle with cancer and other medical complications at MaineGeneral Medical Center on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. He was born September 12, 1941, in Hackensack, New Jersey, the son of James Joseph VanDerveer and Alberta Linscott VanDerveer.

Jim graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1959 and from there went to serve in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1962. He later attended classes at Thomas Collage, in Waterville.

On September 7, 1968, he married the former Nancy Fortin. Together they made their home in Winslow with their two children Scott and Holly. Jim worked for Smiley’s Dairy for several years and then Oakhurst Dairy for 30 years. After his retirement he worked part-time for Fortin’s Home Furnishings, in Winslow, in the maintenance department.

Jim loved art classes with Sister Yvonne and had wonderful memories of being a member of the Indian Guides with his son Scott. He was an avid Red Sox fan and made several bus trips with Scott to see games at various ball parks. More than likely if you visited him at home he would be watching CNN.

Jim was a quiet, gentle and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Jim was predeceased by his parents; and grandparents Elna and Bill Clark.

Jim is survived by his wife Nancy, of Winslow; his son Scott, of Winslow; his daughter Holly Anderson and husband James, of Winslow; four granddaughters, Rachel, of Waterville, Lauren, Tori and Kara, of Winslow; great-granddaughter Elainna Linnell, of Waterville; his brother, Carl VanDerveer, of Kingsland, Georgia; his sister Joan Gould, of Littleton, New Hampshire; as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

Please consider making a donation in Jim’s name to: Spectrum Generations, Muskie Center, 39 Gold Street, Waterville ME 04901.


WINDSOR––Dian (Tremblay) Duquette, 71, of Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. She was born in Waterville to Henry and Ileen (Brooks) Tremblay.

She was raised in Windsor, and graduated from Erskine Academy. She attended classes at UMA.

Dian left Windsor for several years, only to return to be with her partner, Carlton Evans Jr. They were together for more than 30 years.

Dian loved to cook. Her lasagna was always a big hit at family gatherings. She enjoyed sewing and making outfits when her children were young.

She was content with life, not wanting for material things.

She was predeceased by her parents; and brothers, John and Michael Tremblay.

She survived by her partner, Carlton Evans Jr.; daughter, Dawnn Hannan and partner, Peter Morse, of Manchester; her son, Dana Duquette, of Delaware; granddaughter Daysha Hannan, of Winthrop, her brother, Donald Tremblay, of Saco; her sisters, Debora Loman, of Augusta, and Janet Thompson and husband, Rick, of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.


RUTH E. COMEAU, 71, of Litchfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, following a long struggle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Locally, she is survived by two brothers, China Town Manager Daniel L’Heureux and wife June, and William L’Heureux and wife Wanda, all of Waterville.

BEVERLY C. SCATES PARKER, 83, of Liberty, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Locally, she is survived by children Twila Damon and husband Crosby, of Windsor, Elizabeth Campbell and husband John, of Chelsea, and Great Parker and wife Jerrie, of Albion; and sister Carolyn Haskell and husband Eugene, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of South China.

HERBERT A. HASKELL, 87, of Warren, passed away on Saturday, May12, 2018, at his home. Locally, he surrived by two sisters, Floria J. Datsis and husband John, and Thelma Martin, all of Winslow.


HAROLD JOSEPH, 95, of Fairfield, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. His father, Abraham Joseph founded Joseph’s Clothing and Sporting Goods, in Fairfield in 1922. He was a graduate of Lawrence High School , in Fairfield, and Colby College, in Waterville, a member of the first class to graduate on Mayflower Hill. He had a founding role in the Fairfield Police Athletic League. He and his wife Naj, and daughter and son-in-law Paula and Jon Eustis, ran Joseph’s Clothing and Sporting Goods, in Fairfield, for over 70 years.

Obituaries, Week of May 17, 2018


FAIRFIELD – Lillian McGlash­ing Johannes passed away on April 13, 2018, at Gray Birch, in Augusta. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 21, 1926, the daughter of the late Frank and Christine (Lundquist) McGlashing.

As a young girl, she waitressed at the old Belgrade Hotel, and shared many comical stories of her young life. She worked at Squires Meat, M.M. Madys, and Necco Candy, in Massachusetts. She eventually returned to Maine.

Lillian had a very long and productive life. She loved spending time with her sisters, shopping, eating out, and playing cards. She made many afghans throughout the years.

She was very proud of having the legs of a dancer. Lillian had no children of her own, but she was a foster mother for several years. She was a member of Eastern Star Fireside Chapter #103 in Clinton.

Lillian was predeceased by her brothers: Roy (Madeline), Elwood (Ann), Francis (Viola), Walter (Dotty), and John (Nellie); her sisters: Evelyn Corderlo (Joe) Dorothy Stratton (Wally), and Jennie Stratton (Bill); and many nieces and nephews.

She is survived by three nieces, Gail Wilcox, Tina Stratton and Sheryl Richard, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and sisters and brothers-in-law from her husband’s side.

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WINSLOW––Raymond A. Liberty, 79, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville on September 19, 1938, the son of Romeo and Doris (Cote) Liberty.

Ray graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1957, where he excelled at football, and remained a Bulldogs fan all of his life.

He started his career working at both the Waterville Morning Sentinel and the U.S. Postal Service. In 1965, he began working for United Parcel Service as a driver, eventually working his way up to division manager of New England, where he retired.

Ray enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and had the ability to build and renovate anything. He loved stained glass, making many beautiful pieces which will be enjoyed for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Lucille (Nadeau) Liberty in 2000; he remarried Alice Zebrof, who passed away in 2014; brothers, Romeo Liberty, Richard Liberty, Ronnie Liberty; and his sisters, Gloria Goldberg and Theresa Bolduc.

Ray is survived by his daughter, Jane McIntosh, of China; his son, Steve Liberty, of Belgrade; grandchildren: Benjamin McPherson and his wife, Stephanie; Lauren McPherson; Cameron McIntosh; Ashley Leppe and her husband, Jose; and Jackson Liberty; great-grandchildren: Wesley and Addison McPherson, and Annabella and Anniston Leppe; brother, Robert (Gene) liberty and his wife, Cathy; and many nieces and nephews.

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Ray’s name to: The Winslow Firefighters Association, 114 Benton Avenue, Winslow, ME 04901, to purchase extraction equipment, or, to: Kennebec Behavioral Health, 67 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, ME 04901.


BENTON––Louise M. Charity, 87, a lifelong resident of Benton, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Louise was born on May 3, 1930, the daughter of Ralph and Sadie (Spencer) Crosby.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1948. She married Richard A. (Chic) Charity, Sr., on December 24, 1949; they were married for 54 years, until the time of his death.

Louise enjoyed raising flowers and gardening. She was well known for her icicle and dill pickles, as well as for her preserving and baking. Louise enjoyed cooking with her grandchildren, and welcomed little fingers into her favorite ‘dough bowl.’ She was thoughtful of her neighbors, and would deliver baked goods and casseroles to friends who were ill or in need.

Louise had many other talents as well. She crocheted afghans for family members, made pillows, enjoyed embroidery, sewing, and made her own wreaths. She also loved music, singing, and taught herself to play the guitar. She enjoyed family gatherings that included singalongs, camping, and bonfires. She loved holidays, and made each birthday a special celebration for her children and grandchildren. Chic and Louise enjoyed dancing together on Saturday nights, and were especially well known for their skill in dancing the jitterbug.

Louise retired from J C Penney, in Waterville, where she enjoyed working for many years. She worked previously at a butcher shop, a shoe store, a greenhouse, and in the pickle factory, which had been located along the banks of the Sebasticook River, in Benton. She also worked at West’s Variety, in Benton, and enjoyed seeing the success of her family members, who owned the store. She enjoyed membership at the Benton Falls Congregational Church, working on the church suppers.

Louise was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Sadie Crosby; husband, Richard A. Charity, Sr.; siblings, Delbert Crosby, Leah Maxwell, Nellie Alexander, and Jean Crosby; niece, Cindy (Crosby) Wolfe; and nephew, Gary MacKnight.Surviving are sister, Linda Crosby; her daughters, Cheryl Seamans and husband Steve, of Athens,, Terry Hall and her partner Doug, of Albion, and son Richard Charity, Jr. and wife Jacki, of Benton; grandchildren, Desirae Stowe, Darcee Skidgell, Brandon Hall, Sarah Obare, Hannah Seamans, Ami Newell, and Richard Charity III; great-grandchildren, Nicholas Stowe, Demika Stowe, Ayla Skidgell, Wyatt Skidgell, Lydia Skidgell, Isaak Muse, Maddox Obare, Matteo Rodriguez, Ayden Newell, Brady Newell, Crosby Newell, and Clara Charity; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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For those who wish, donations in her memory can be made to: Benton Falls Congregational Church, 206 Falls Rd., Benton ME 04901.


FAIRFIELD––Bonnie Lynne Dixon, 65, of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, following a brief battle with lung cancer. Bonnie was born on February 26, 1953, in Fairfield, the daughter of Albert Ole Dixon and Marion (Ames) Bailey.

Bonnie graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1971. Following graduation, Bonnie worked at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, until the closing in 1997. Bonnie had many co-conspirators at Scott Paper, many of whom came to visit her during her brief illness.

After the closing of the mill, Bonnie went to school to be a certified nursing assistant and spent just over 12 years working at the Togus VA Hospital, where she had many accomplices whom she remained close to after her well-deserved and eagerly anticipated retirement in March 2015.

Bonnie was a proud mother and grandmother, who bragged about her family to everyone she knew. She was affectionately known as “Haha” to her three grandchildren, and she loved spoiling them and showering them with gifts.

She loved movies, and enjoyed watching her large collection of movies on her giant outdoor screen with friends and family.

Halloween was her favorite time of the year, and she spent the month enjoying her favorite horror and paranormal movies, and sharing them with her children and grandchildren. Bonnie had a unique sense of humor that made people enjoy every minute they spent with her.

She was predeceased by her father Albert Dixon Sr., and mother, Marion (Ames) Bailey.

Bonnie is survived by her two daughters, Nikkia Finnemore and husband, Matthew, of Fairfield, and Krystal Dixon, of Salem, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Melissa, Benjamin, and Kristopher Finnemore; sister, Sandra Doyon, of Winslow; brother, Albert Dixon Jr., of Norridgewock.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: The Humane Society of Waterville, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.


SOUTH CHINA––Priscilla M. Hatch, 92, of South China, formerly of South Jefferson, died Monday, April 23, 2018, at Country Manor Nursing Home, Whitefield, following a long illness. Priscilla was born on July 3, 1926, the daughter of Sewall Waltz and Irene (Robinson) Waltz. She was always proud to say she was the oldest of their 11 children.

She grew up in Damariscotta Mills and attended local schools, graduating from Lincoln Academy class of 1945. On May 17, 1945, she married Richard L. Hatch and moved to the Hatch family farm in Jefferson where they raised their two children Roger and Bonnie.

Priscilla worked for Senters Department Store and other various brief part time jobs in the community but was most proud to say she was the first clerk hired by R. H. Reny when he opened his first store in Damariscotta. She was a hard worker and spent most of her life at the homestead raising and selling vegetables with her husband and helping raise her grandchildren. Priscilla’s hobbies included flower gardening, sewing, crocheting, cooking, and having most likely the largest collection of skunks in the state.

Priscilla was predeceased by husband Richard; son, Roger A. Hatch; daughter-i-law, Carolyn Hatch; and siblings, Carroll Waltz, Henry Waltz, Aubrey “Hoopie” Waltz, Judy Campbell, and Gloria Phillips.

She is survived by daughter Bonnie Ames and son-in-law William Ames, of Florida and Pemaquid; granddaughters, Jenna Verney and partner Norman Black, of South China, Katrina Hatch Guptill, of Jefferson, Penelope Hatch and partner Josh Donahue, of Somerville; grandson, Richard E. Hatch, of Jefferson; great-grandchildren, Brent Verney, of South China, Kelsey Verney and partner Justin Monroe, of South China, roger Guptill and wife Jessica, of Washburn, Chelsea Guptill, of Jefferson, Nickolas Guptill, of New Harbor, and Joshua Donahue, of Somerville; great-great-grandchildren, Cooper Monroe, Willow Verney, Caleb Guptill, Reid Beaudoin, and Adalayde Rand-Verney; siblings, Robert Waltz, Raymond Waltz, Frank Waltz, Gertrude Pinkham, and Margaret Russell, all of whom live in the local area; as well as many nieces and nephews.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 933 Ridge Road, Windsor.


FAIRFIELD – On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Joy Jones, 80, passed away. She was born on April 11, 1938, to Val Simpson.

She was raised by her grandmother Eva, in Waterville, and was educated in the Waterville schools.

On September 21 she married Dana Jones. He was as quiet as she was not. This union took their family and friends by surprise.

Joy worked at Scotty’s Pizza, in Waterville, for many years. She also worked in food service at the Waterville hospitals.

She was well known for her sassy wit and smile. Fun little fact, she had her motorcycle license. She was a survivor of breast cancer and would tell you all about it.

She was affectionately called “a one-eyed T. rex” by her family, because of breaking both shoulders on two different occasions, then poorly healing, leading to lack of mobility. Her many falls lead to many emergency room visits, where her sassy wit would make the staff laugh–even with her two black eyes that made her look like the Hamburglar. She was loved by all who stepped in her life, and will be greatly missed by her family.

She was predeceased by her mother; brother; grandmother; and grandson,l Dana Christopher, in 1985. And just recently, by her sister-in-law, Althea Nutt West.

She is survived by her son, Dana R. Jones and fiancé, Valerie Burton; her daughter, Jodi L. McGlashing and her husband, Bob; grandchildren: Melissa, Andrew, Danielle, Devin and Hannah; great-grandchildren Taryn, Brandon, and Aadan; also by her sister, who just found her 15 years ago, Judy Soucier; the three “Ps”, her cousins, Patty, Paula and Pam, many other cousins, nieces and nephews.


ALBION––George Arley Sweatt Jr., 79, passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018. George was born in Columbia, New Hampshire, on June 1, 1938. He was the son of George A. Sweatt Sr. and Ethel G. Wheelock.

George graduated from Penacook High School in Penacook, New Hampshire, in 1957.

In 1960, George married the former Penelope Sawyer, in York. George was then drafted into the U.S. Army, where he spent time in Georgia before moving home to Portsmouth to raise a family. In 1975, the family moved to Maine to live and build a home.

He operated equipment, and owned George’s Auto Sales, in Waterville. George had a passion for cars and racing. He enjoyed watching his family race, and spent time at home working on his vehicles.

He is survived by his wife, Penny, of 57 years; sisters, Dorothy, Helen and Annette; brothers, Arthur and Mike; his children, George Sweatt III (fiancé Jennifer Leary) and his children, Melissa and Andrew; Daren Sweatt and his children, Ryan and Meghan; Brian Sweatt (wife Belinda) and his children, Spencer and Devon Raie; Jennifer Buck (husband Jason) and their children, Jordan, Sydney, and Brady; two great-grandchildren, Brynn and Sully; and many nieces and nephews.

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OAKLAND––Mavel M. Bragg, 77, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, May 3, 2018. Mavel was born on September 2, 1940, in Waterville, to Hermon and Pauline (Parentiss) Bragg.

He was a Maine Guide, and worked in the woods most of his life. Mavel loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He also loved feeding the squirrels and birds around the house.

Mavel was predeceased by his mother Pauline Prentiss; and his father Hermon Bragg.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Bragg; two children, Stacey Bragg and Billy-Jo Bragg; three stepchildren: T. J, Tony, and Misty Bernarda; many grandchildren; sister, Carleen Miller; brother, Grover Bragg; and he will be sadly missed by a special nephew, Grover “Duny” Bragg Jr.
An online guestbook may be signed at


OAKLAND––Matthew Joseph Cote, 33, of Oakland passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Matt was born on May 18, 1984, in Lewiston, the biological son of Eileen (McRae) Cote and Joseph “Dana” Cote.

Matt graduated from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, in 2003, where he was a high school football player. He attended Springfield College and recently returned to school to finish his degree.

Matt was passive, sweet, funny, and giving. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic, and provided with everything he had to support his family. He was always there to lend a hand for anyone. Matt was a production supervisor at Huhtamaki, in Waterville, at the time of his death, where he was a highly respected employee.

On October 4, 2014, Matt married the former Jessica Corson. His entire world revolved around his wife and his children who he adored beyond words, son Elijah (2-1/2) and baby daughter Emma ( 6 weeks). Matt was an amazing husband and father. Matt was especially proud of his brother, Josh Cote, fondly referred to as “Little Cote”.

Matt enjoyed camping, fishing, kayaking hunting, golfing, gaming, wrestling with Elijah and beer.

Matt was predeceased by his biological parents, Joseph and Eileen Cote; his sister, Heather Cote, and his brother, Zachary McRae.

Matt is survived by his wife, Jessie Cote, and their two children, Elijah and Emma, all of Oakland; his brother Joshua Cote, wife April and niece Charley Loo, of Clayton, North Carolina; his parents, Michelle McRae and her partner, Pete Silva, of Oakland, and Michael McRae and his partner Sue Berube, of Sabattus; his mother and father-in-law, Jeff and Rita Corson, of Skowhegan; his sister-in-law, Nikki Pratt and husband Lee, niece and nephew Colby and Maci, of Gorham; biologically cousins, Caitlyn Gallagher and Shaughnessy Robitaille were his little sisters; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Elijah and Emma Cote Scholarship Fund, c/o Key Bank, 305 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME 04901.


UNITY––Frank Lewis Tozier, Sr., 89, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta, where he had been living for the past two years. Frank was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, on February 28, 1929, to Kenneth and Evelyn (McGrath) Tozier, Sr.

He spent his first 40 years living in Unity, and the next 37 years in Palmetto, Florida.

He attended Unity Grammar School and graduated from Unity High School. Frank served in the US Army from 1946 to 1948, and was stationed in Tokyo, Japan. While in Maine he worked with his father, Kenneth, running the family business–Tozier;s Spray Service.

He was predeceased by his son Frank Tozier, Jr.

He is survived by his son Craig Tozier and wife Jennifer, of Unity; daughter-in-law Kim Tozier, of Hartland; his grandchildren: Landon Tozier, Travis Tozier, Chad Tozier, Jordan Tozier, Justin Tozier and their families; 16 great-grandchildren; sister Marilyn Tozier Owen, and her long-time companion Kenneth Phelps who resides in Largo, Florida.


WINNIFRED HAUG, 87, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Maureen Denis, of Winslow.


DOUGLAS C. BREINGAN, 59, of Skowhegan, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 3, 2018. He worked as a maintenance person at Shaw’s Supermarket, Thomas College, both in Waterville, and Northeast Laboratory, in Winslow. Locally, he is survived by a son, Matthew Woodard, of Waterville, and brother Dan Breingan and wife Laura, of Fairfield.