Obituaries, Week of February 15, 2018


WINSLOW – Dorothy J. Joseph, 84, of Winslow, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, following a short illness. She was born in Waterville on March 26, 1933, a daughter of John and Marie (Sirois) Bernard.

Dot was co-owner of Joseph’s Flooring Company, in Winslow, for 35 years operating it along side her husband, Maurice. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow.

Dot loved her family, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Maurice.

Dot is survived by her son, Michael Joseph; three grandchildren, Erin Pease and husband Brent, Erica Hamlin and husband Eric and Chad Joseph and wife Amy; nine great-grandchildren; and brother Ray Bernard.

An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at


FAIRFIELD – Gerard H. Routhier, 78, passed away at Maine­General Medical Center, in Augusta, on Friday, February 2, 2018. He was born on January 16, 1940, in Coburn Gore, the son of Aurore (Poulin) and Lucien Routhier.

He attended and graduated from Waterville Public School in 1958. Jerry served with the United States Marine Corps for four years and received an honorable discharge.

He married the former Florida Grard, on June 8, 1963.

Jerry was employed by Hannaford Bros. for over 50 years until his retirement. He was best know as pepere by his co-workers. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with family.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Gabrielle.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Florida; his son Bill Routhier and wife Cathy, of Fairfield; daughter Brenda Mansir, of Augusta, and Bev Routhier and her partner Moe Hines, of Sabattus; grandchildren Josh Heckerd and wife Lydia, of Caribou, Amanda Heckerd, of Chelsea, Katie Routhier and fiancé Brittany Perry, of Skowhegan, Nick Routhier, of Clinton, Keith Howe and wife Corinne, of Waterville, Dan Howe, of Sidney, and Nick Hines, of Sabattus; great-grandchildren, Amiah, Vaelin, and Memphis; siblings, Dorothy Turmelle, Arthur Routhier, and Denise Moholland and several sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; aunts; and uncles.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

Memorial donations may be made to Dialysis Center, Togus VA Hospital, 1 VA Center, Augusta ME 04330 or: Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water St., Hallowell ME 04347.


FAIRFIELD – Marjorie “Marge” A. (Oliver) Hachey, 83, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018, at her home, in Fairfield, following a long courageous battle. She was born Sep­tem­ber 23, 1934, in Waterville, the daughter of the late Freeman and Mona (Foster) Oliver.

She attended Waterville High School, graduating in 1952, after which she attended Boston Dispensary in 1954. Later, she married Harvey Hachey, of Winslow, who predeceased her in 1988. Marge worked for 27 years as a phlebotomist at the Waterville Osteopathic Hospital, which later became Inland Hospital.

In 1998, she met her life partner, James “Red” Giroux, and they shared years together going to Florida and car races.

She is survived by her partner, Red, of Fairfield; daughter, Donna Beaulieu and husband Steve, of Clinton; granddaughter, Binica and partner Todd Carter; five great-grandchildren, Cooper Beaulieu, Makayla Robinson, Mason, Colton and Piper Carter; a sister-in-law, Cora Dixon and husband Alton; niece Lisa Workman and her husband Dale; a nephew Scott Oliver and his partner Laura and nephew Kerry Oliver.

She was predeceased by her brother Gerry Oliver and his wife Barbara.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018, at 1 p.m., at the VFW in Fairfield.

Memorial donations may be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, Maine 04901

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


DEBORA L. EZZY, 60, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, following complications from surgery related to multiple sclorosis. Locally, she is survived by her father, Stanley E. Chase and his wife Elaine, of Vassalboro; brother David E. Chase and wife Deborah, of Windsor; and nephews Daniel E. Chase and Daryl S. Chase, both of Windsor.

SARAH J. KALER, 78, of Bremen, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the Sussman House, in Rockport, following a lengthy illness. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Maxine Watson and family, of Whitefield.

KAY R. MEYERS, 82, of Bristol, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, following a brief illness. Locally, she is survived by a son, Eric Meyer and wife Pat McKenzie, and granddaughter Dayze Gaulin, all of Whitefield.

PEARL D. VEILLEUX, 85, of Haines City, Florida, passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Locally, she is survived by sisters Della Boulette and husband Clement, and Shirley Rossignol and husband Ronald, all of Waterville.

DEBORAH L. TIBBETTS, 62, of Monmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at Central Maine Medical Center, in Lewiston. Locally, she is survived by children Joyce York and husband Jeff, and Charles Tibbetts III and wife April, all of Vassalboro, and Shawn Tibbetts and wife Bonnie, of Windsor.

J. RAYMOND FORTIN, 90, of Madison, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Maplecrest Living Center, in Madison. Locally, he is survived by a grandson Jonathan Fortin and wife Cassie, and great-grandson Jack Fortin, all of Winslow.


MARGARET PRIOR, 90, of Portland, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Sedgewood Commons, in Falmouth. She was the wife of the late Carl Prior, who became dean at Unity College, in Unity, in 1968. She joined the Unity Union Church and sang in the choir, taught physical education at Mount View High School, in Thorndike, and coached field hockey and gymnastics. She was also involved with town meetings, worked for the food pantry, was active in church, Rotary International, played bridge and continued to swim and ski.

ALLAN N. HART, 69, of Canaan, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. At one time, Allan worked for both the Fairfield Police Department and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department, eventually retiring as a personal body guard for an international client.


JEAN L. HAMEL, 85, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. She was a former manager of the Waterville Bowling Lanes, on Airport Road, in Waterville, former Wat­erville women’s candlepin bowling champion, and a member of the Maine State Candlepin Hall of Fame. Locally, she is survived by sons Michael Hamel and wife Deborah, William Hamel and wife Susan, and daughter Karen Paradis and husband Peter, all of Waterville.


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