WINDSOR-–Ronald Livellara, 57, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017, following a long-term battle with chronic pain. He was born in the Bronx, New York, on August 31, 1960.
Ron was a landscaper for several golf courses in Florida.
His life enjoyments ranged from riding roller coasters at Coney Island, to white water rafting in West Virginia, to traveling to Maine and seeing the home of his idol, Stephen King. He played drums with his brother Rick and Bob Klein in New York.
His biggest accomplishment was purchasing his first home with his wife, Lori, in Maine.
A Celebration of Life is planned for May 2018, in New York.
Donations to offset the costs of Ron’s passing may be made to Laura Livellara, 369 Windsor Neck Road, Windsor ME 04363.
GEORGE E. FORTIN
WINSLOW––George E. Fortin passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Waterville. He was born in Winslow, on June 18, 1939, to Alphonse “Peter” and Julia (Duquette) Fortin.
He graduated from Winslow High School in 1957, and went to work in the family business, Fortin’s Meat Market. He would later become a co-owner with his brothers, Gerard, Donald and Robert.
He will be remembered for his love of baseball and the many years he spent coaching Little League and Babe Ruth.
He had been involved in the Waterville Exchange and Elks Clubs for many years.
He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Yvette Roy and Sister Norma Fortin; and his brothers, Leo, Wilbert, Gerard, Alphonse and Donald.
He is survived by his children and spouses: Diana and Gar Michaud, of Winslow, Joseph Fortin and Christine, of Albion, and Barbara and Joe Poirier, of Pittsfield; brothers, Robert and wife Joan, of Winslow, and Lucien and wife Bonnie, of South Carolina; and his companion of many years, Mary Hunter, and her children Chris and Erin. George loved his grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Peter, Ian, Patrick, Amaiya and Jada; and great-grandchildren. Harlen, Boyd, Matthew and Crosby. He was also Papa to Carrie, Jamie, Amy, Paige, Noah and Sophia. He is also survived by many Fortin/Roy, Pellerin and Haskell nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monument Street, in Winslow.
BRUCE B. DUNLAP
SOMERVILLE––Bruce B. Dunlap, 79, died Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Togus VA Hospital, in Augusta, following an extended fight with ALS. He was born on April 29, 1938, the son of Chester and Grace Dunlap.
He was raised in Stoneham, Massachusetts and graduated from Stoneham High School, class of 1955.
He joined the U.S. Marie Corps in 1956 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1958.
He was employed as a sales representative of the Acme Glass Company, and then owned his own business, the Hour Glass Co.
Bruce was a member of Dirigo Masonic Lodge #104 A.F. & A.M. and a life member of the Elks.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandy Dunlap; son Michael Dunlap and his wife Brenda; daughters, Tracey Butterworth and husband Brad, and Laurie ingersoll and husband Kenny; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Condolences, photos and stories may be shared at: www.plummerfh.com.
In the spring of 2018, Bruce will be interred at Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, Massachusetts, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Wakefield Elks. Details will be announced when finalized.
Memorial donations may be made to: The ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 438, Concord, NH 03301.
KEVIN E. MORIN
VASSALBORO––Kevin E. Morin, 52, of Vassalboro, died on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, following a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. He was born in Camden, on June 27, 1965, to Edward and Helga F. (Oetjen) Morin.
Kevin spent most of his career working for A. W. Chaffee, in Clinton.; He considered the Chaffees to be extended family and cherished the relationship he had with them. He also enjoyed great friendships with the many people he worked with over the years.
First and foremost, Kevin enjoyed doing anything that involved time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father and Papa and would do anything for his family as well as for others who asked. He enjoyed hunting, and was thrilled to be able to share that experience with his “little guy.” He also enjoyed camping, four-wheeling and snowmobiling. Kevin was truly a jack-of-all-trades and he used his many talents to help and to teach so many. Kevin was a very social man and made friends wherever he went. He loved to just hang out with i”the guys” and share stories.
Kevin was predeceased by his father, Edward J. Morin II.
Kevin is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy (Beaulieu) Morin; daughters, Stephanie and Danielle; grandson, Kaiden, who was his very special “little guy,” and granddaughter, Kiley; his mother, Helga F. Morin; sisters, Susan (Allen) Rowe, Marie (Bob) Bellows, Janet (Mark) Lancaster, and Karin (Wayne) Gerow; brothers, Shawn (Kathleen) Morin, and Jason Morin and companion Kelly; many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, at the Augusta Church of the Nazarene.
In Kevin’s memory, donations may be made to the MaineGeneral Harold Almond Center for Cancer Care.
VIRGINIA R. LEVESQUE
OAKLAND––Virgina Ruth Levesque passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Born September 28, 1946, to Elijah and Lilla Beale, of Danforth, with the closest hospital being across the river in another country, Ginny was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada.
She was the baby of eight siblings, and having lost their father at a young age, their mother moved her family and settled in Clinton. Lilla, with the help of family, raised her children while she worked full-time.
Ginny attended Waterville and Clinton schools, and she was proud of and kept up with her classmates through the years.
She was a born worker, having had many jobs in the area, her first being the diner in Clinton where she met the love of her live, Peter. Eventually, she put herself through beauty school, which led to a long and rewarding career where she met her lifelong friends and mentors. With their help and support, she opened her first salon, The Zodiac, on Silver Street, in Waterville, and few laters later, The Zodiac II, at the JFK Mall, in Waterville, all the while raising two sons and suffering a major heart attack at a very young age.
She and Peter continued to build their other business, T..D.S>, from a small little rubbish route. It was later acquired by a Fortune 500 company. After an unfortunate fire that burned one of the salons, they chose a new adventure and purchased the nearly-closed Saddleback Motor Inn and moved to Rangeley. Slowly refurbishing in only a way Ginny could, they re-opened the restaurant and bar as the Hungry Trout Bar and Grille. Ginny was in her element, being hostess to locals and folks from around the world who came to visit Rangeley. Due to health problems, they decided to sell and retire by buying a small mobile home park in Oakland, and settled there. She continued working at The Senator Inn, in Augusta, as a hostess, and lastly at Pier One Imports, in Augusta.
Her holiday parties and pig roasts became well-renowned within her circles as the place to be.
Having seven siblings and marrying into a family of nine siblings, Ginny was bless with family who contained nieces and nephews too numerous to list.
When life handed her lemons in the form of fires, flood, or heart attacks, Ginny took those lemons, squeezed herself a margarita, and plotted her comeback to live a life worth living!
She was predeceased by father, Elijah Beale; her stepfather and mother, Tate and Lilia Lewis, of Waterville; Paul and Margaret Bailey, of Clinton; Verna Proctor, of Clinton; Arlene Bouraguard, of Clinton; Robert Beale, of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; and brother-in-law, Ronald Randall, of Augusta.
Surviving family includes her husband of 49 years, Peter; their son, Brent and wife Annette Levesque, of Waterville, with their sons Dustin and Jared Levesque; son Brian and wife Shyanne Levesque, of Burnham; her brother, Richard Beale and partner Anna Gerald; her sister, Mary Randall, of Augusta; brother-in-law, Charles Proctor, of Burnham; sister-in-law, Dreana Beale, of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida; and countless in-laws, nieces, and nephews.
Arrangements were under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, in Skowhegan.
Memorial donations may be made to one of the causes that were dear to Ginny’s heart: Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Florida 33607, or Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Ste. 420, Rockville, Maryland 20850.
LESLIE P. LeBLANC JR.
Leslie (Les) P. Leblanc, Jr, 59, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Les was born in Lincoln on February 17, 1958, to parents Jean Trask and Leslie Leblanc Sr.
He proudly served in the US Navy. After retiring from the Navy, He came home to Maine to care for his mother and has resided here ever since. He has worked as a substitute teacher, school bus driver, he provided computer technology for seniors and helped with the Meals on Wheels program and volunteered at the Humane Society in Augusta. He has been extremely helpful to his family and has helped care for his aunts Hazel and Charlotte. He loved to hike with his best furry friend Fred, he enjoyed gardening, canning and technology.
He was predeceased by his parents; Jean and Leslie and brother Gary.
He is survived by his sister Virginia Bara and his brothers Joseph Leblanc and Michael Trask and nieces and nephews and cousins.
Arrangements were in the care of Plummer Funeral Home, in Augusta.
Memorial Ccntributions may be made to the ALS Foundation, 10 Ferry St # 438, Concord, NH 03301.
LAURENTIA H. BILODEAU
WINSLOW––Laurentia “Billy” Bilodeau, 92, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in Waterville, due to a short illness. She was born in Canada, to the late Odilon Lessard and Belzemire Quirion.
Laurentia furthered her education inn Waterville and worked over 28 years as a devoted employee for Sisters Hospital, Seton and MaineGeneral Medical Center, all in Waterville.
She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow.
She was predeceased by her husband, Louis; her infant daughter, Marie; her daughter, Ginette Cathcart; son-in-law, Brian Thompson; brothers, Germain, Geradin, Raymond Marie, Marcel, Louis Phillipe and Yvon; and by her sisters, Cecile, Marie Marte, Genoria and Jeannine.
Survivors are her children, Jean Marc and wife Suzanne; Nicole Thompson; Doris Boulette and husband Richard; and Richard and wife Donna; her sister, Lucille Turner; sister-in-law, Mona Steins Lessard; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
To share condolences, memories and tributes with her family, visit: www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901.
REGINALD J. POULIN, 65, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. children Sallie Beane, of Vassalboro, Janelle Gath and husband Samuel, of Winslow, and Carmela Thompson and Lyn, of China.
EMILE MORIN JR., 81, of Augusta, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by sons Mark A. Morin and companion Beryl Freeman, of Augusta, and Lee P. Morin and wife Pam, of China.
JEAN E. PROCTOR, 84, of Augusta, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, at the Augusta Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, following a long illness. Locally, she is survived by a son, Steven Proctor Sr. and wife Debbie, of China, and daughters Joi Stratton and husband Charles Sr., of Belgrade, Cheryl Lachance and husband Ricky, of Chelsea, and Caryn Weaver and husband Roy, of Palermo.
CYNTHIA A. LOCKWOOD, 71, of Hallowell, passed away on Monday, November 20, 2017, following a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Locally, she is survived by a son, Joel Lockwood and wife Shannon, of Oakland, and two granddaughters, Madelyn Lockwood and Norah Lockwood, both of Oakland.
GEORGE E. GREENE, 66, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Erin Turner and husband Adam, of Windsor.
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