Obituaries for Thursday, December 20, 2018


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

He worked in construction.

Donnie loved to garden and going fishing.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Memories and condolences may be shared at


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