Obituaries, Week of December 6, 2018


FAIRFIELD – Lawrence B. Murray, 60, of Fairfield passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018, following a long battle with cancer and other illnesses, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. He was born in Waterville on June 18, 1958, the son of the late Bernard L. and Virginia (Hanson) Murray.

Lawrence married the former Alice M. Glidden on July 6, 1986.

His employment included lube technician, custodian, and paper carrier until his illnesses prevented him from working.

Lawrence was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing, especially at Joe Hole at Moxie Falls, McDougal Pond, and Kingsbury, Lawrence loved his Lawrence Bulldogs. He also loved spending time with his family, especially the children. He also enjoyed canoeing the Kennebec River, and all types of birds and animals.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Brenda A. Alley; his uncle, Stanley Hanson; his stepson, Marcus Parsons Jr.; and his great nephews, Antoine Rowe and Terrance D. “TJ” Ladd Jr.

Lawrence will be sadly missed by his wife, Alice, of Fairfield; his stepson, Joseph Coombs and his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Leontine, Gage, and Dean, of Texas; his nephews, Durwood Beckwith Jr., of Hinckley and Shawn Beckwith and his wife, Rebecca, of Madison; his nieces, Michelle Beckwith and her companion, Richard Tracy, of Skowhegan and Angela Beckwith, of Vassalboro; his great-nieces, Nakai, Harmony, Emma, and Aubrie; and his sister-in-law, Sandra Noonon, of Fairfield.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

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


WINDSOR––Pauline Marie (Lachance) Riendeau, 71, of Windsor, passed away Friday, November 23, 2018, at her Windsor home. Pauline was born on November 2, 1947, in Augusta, the daughter of Adelbert and Bertha (Gilbert) Lachance.

Pauline attended St. Augustine school in Augusta. She married Gerald Riendeau on February 5, 1966, in Hartford, Connecticut.

Pauline was a kind, loving and gentle soul who enjoyed spending her days with family and friends. She was a stay-at-home mom most of her years until starting her retail career at WalMart until retirement.

She loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and her church “family”. Her presence will certainly be missed at the Augusta WalMart where she had made many friends over her years there.

She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Lucille Bastille and Simone Riendeau; and two brothers, Norman and Roland; step-granddaughter, Ashley Rideout.

Pauline is survived by her husband, Gerald; brothers, Donald Lachance, of Jackman, and Claremont, Florida, Richard Lachance, his wife Brenda, of Randolph, Robert Lachance and his wife Gerene, of Augusta; a son, Roland Riendeau and his wife, Melanie, of Newcastle and their children, Eric and Chelsey; great-grandchildren, Connor and Erza; daughter, Linda Szabo, and husband Richard, of China, and their children, Michael and Dixie; daughter, Nancy Crockett, and her fiance, Edward Pollard, of Windsor, and their children, Samantha, Jeffrey and Scarlett.

In lieu of flowers the family would like to honor Pauline by having donors contribute to the Alfond Cancer Center so that others can be helped fighting this terrible disease. Please send any gifts to: MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville ME 04903-0828.


FAIRFIELD––Roxie May Clement, 60, passed away at her family residence in Fairfield on Friday, November 23, 2018. Roxie was born on December 12, 1957, at the Sisters Hospital, in Waterville, the daughter of Fred H. and Mary Grard, of Fairfield.

Roxie graduated from Lawrence High School in June 1976. She also attended the University of Maine Augusta from 1992-1994.

Over the years she was involved in many community groups and organizations. Family and community were extremely important to Roxie. She was an employee of Irving Oil Corp for over 20 years. Her spirituality was a cornerstone of who she was and how Fred and Mary raised her. She was a lifetime member of Corpus Christi Parish, in Waterville. In recent times she enjoyed her time at camp in New portland with her husband and son, Jesse. She loved her home improvement shows. She especially loved to help her niece, Sherry Wilson, of Benton, during maple Sunday. She loved being surrounded by family. She was loving, kind and gentle.

Roxie was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Mary Grard; her sister, Carol Bradstreet; her brother, John Grard; and her nephew, Fredrick Giroux.

Roxie is survived by her husband, Randy D. Clement, of Fairfield; her son, Joel T. and Amber Moran, of Pittston; her daughter, Kelli and Chris Ramsook, of Iwakuni, Japan; her daughter, Ashley M. Clement, of Madison; and her son, Jesse T. Clement, of Fairfield; her granddaughter, Karah M. Ramsook, of Iwakuni, Japan; her grandson, Zayden D. Corson, of Madison; her sister, Doris and Henry Giroux, of Vassalboro; her niece, Sherry and Paul Wilson and her children; her niece, Mary Bradstreet and her children, of Benton; her niece, Michele Giroux and son, of Shawmut; her nephew, Ryan Bradstreet and Sonya Hunt, companion and family, of Thorndike, Debbie Bradstreet and family, of Pittsfield. Tanya and Mark Stevens and family, of Oakland.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

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

In lieu of flowers we ask donations be made to Temple Academy, 60 West River Road, Waterville ME 04901.


WINSLOW––Stanley Kenneth Mathieu passed away at his home in Winslow, on Saturday, November 24, 2018. He was born in Winslow on November 4, 1935, the son of the late Wilfrid and Mary (Mae) O’Brien Mathieu.

He attended St. John Catholic School through the eighth grade and graduated from Winslow High School in 1953. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colby College in 1957, a master’s degree in history from the University of Maine in 1958 and several post graduate degrees from the University of Maine and Bowdoin college thereafter. In 1958 Stan married Mary Elizabeth (Story) Mathieu in Winslow.

Stan began his career teaching history and French in Groveton, New Hampshire. From 1961 until his retirement in 1999 Stan taught French, was a guidance counselor and also Director of Adult Education in the Waterville school system. Stan served in the U.S. Air Force, was a member of the 101st Maine Air National Guard and retired with the rank of major with 27 years of active and reserve duty in service to his country.

Stan spent summers remodeling and building homes in central Maine. in 1989 his company rebuilt Fort Halifax, in Winslow, following its destruction in the flood of 1987. For more than 25 years, before and after his retirement, Stan sponsored and chaperoned annual trips to Montreal and Quebec, Canada, for student taking foreign language courses at Waterville Junior High School.

Stan officiated at countless football and basketball games for local high school and college teams for more than 40 years, his last at the age of 65. He was president of a local credit union and general manager of Pine Ridge Golf Course, in Waterville, for many years. Stan was an accomplished bridge player, achieving the designation of Life Master.

In 2000, Stan married Janice Robertson Pooler with whom he enjoyed summers at their Winslow home on the Sebasticook River and winters at their second home in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Stan was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Story in 1998; his parents; and sisters, Lillian Mathieu Lever and Constance Mathieu Fedorovich.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Mathieu, of Winslow, and her eight children and grandchildren; his brothers Roland Mathieu, of Merced, California, and Robert Mathieu, of New Castle, Pennsylvania; his sisters Jean Cassidy, of Winslow, Diane McGowan, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Kathleen Turio, of Windham, as well as many nieces and nephews.

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

An online guestbook may be signed, memories and condolences expressed at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mathieu-Story Scholarship Fund at the University of Maine Foundation, 2 Alumni Place, Orono ME 04469-5792; The Mathieu-Story Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to the University of Maine for Mathieu and Story descendents as well as graduates from Winslow High School.


UNITY––Shawn J. Shorey, 46, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2018, at his home in Unity. He was born on November 20, 1971, in Waterville, the son of Robert and Jane (Greene) Shorey Jr.

He graduated with high honors froom Mr. View High School, in Thorndike, with the class of 1991,

Shawn had a great sense of humor and an awesome laugh. He took great pride in his long hair, not letting anyone convince him of getting a haircut. He was an avid collector of Coca Cola and had quite a few wheelchairs. He had a strong spirit and was determined to be self-sufficient, despite his life long struggle with cerebral palsy.

He was predeceased by his mother, Jane Greene; and his paternal grandparents, Robert and Leona Shorey Sr.

He is survived by his father, Robert Shorey Jr., of Unity; two brothers, Ronald Jackson, of Vermont, and Mark Jackson, of Belfast; grandmother, Virginia Spauldling, of Vassalboro; grandfather, Mervin Greene Sr., of Fairfield Center; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held in the spring of 2019 at the Pond Cemetery in Unity.

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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


WINSLOW––Mary C. Roy passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. She was born in Portland, on September 19, 1933, the daughter of Caroline (Hyde) and Charles L. Rolfe.

Mary was raised from early childhood by George and Alice Stevens, and their family became her family. She graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta, in 1951.

Mary met Gerald, while working at Beneficial Finance. They were married April 6, 1953, in Augusta, and enjoyed their strong and abiding love for 61 years. After many years of raising and caring for their four daughters at their home in Waterville, Mary re-entered the workforce, first at Waterville High School, and then moving on to Colby College a few years later. She worked a variety of secretarial and executive positions there. She retired in 1988 after 20 years within the Colby community.

While working full time, she also juggled the schedules and activities of her four girls. For many years she enjoyed supporting Gerald in his work within the Lions Club.

Mary was able to enjoy early retirement and together she and Gerald traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, eventually spending their winters in Naples, Florida.

Mary will be lovingly remembered for her warm family gatherings both large and small; her endless sewing talents that lovingly clothed her family and beautifully created prom and wedding dresses for her daughters and granddaughters, maintaining a meticulous but ever welcoming home; her perpetual sense of style; and her ever helping hands and heart.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Gerald; her parents, Caroline and Charles; as well as Alice and George Stevens; her sisters, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Rebecca; and brother, Jonathan; nephew, Kevin and an extensive family of in-laws.

Mary is survived by her daughters: Katherine and husband Eric Lambert, Christine and husband Randy Phair, Louise and husband Roger Collins, Annette Roy and husband Clayton Hoak; also grandchildren, Matthew (Cheryl) Lambert; Meredith (Matthew) Rego; Nicole (Nicholas) Rodway; Jeff Phair and partner Rachelle Black; Shandy Collins and fiancé Daniel Robbins; Samuel Collins and Benjamin Collins; as well as great-grandchildren Mitchell, Graham, and Vivenne; Abigail, Isabel and Landon; Alison; and Elianna; brother Daniel Stevens; sister-in-law Laurel Stevens; and a multitude of loving and well-loved nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 70 Pleasant Street, Waterville. A private burial will be held at a later date. An online guestbook may be signed, memories and condolences shared at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074; Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901; or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908.


WINDSOR––Grace E. Sproul, 77, died Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Oak Grove Center, Waterville, following a long illness. She was born in Gardiner on August 7, 1941, a daughter of the late Donald B. and Hazel B. (Cunningham) Jackson.

Mrs. Sproul was a graduate of Wiscasset High School and was a member of the Weeks Mills Advent Christian Church.

She had been employed as a Mental Health Worker III at the Augusta Mental Health Institute for 28 years. She had previously worked at Lipman Poultry, where she met her future husband Jimmy, and also worked at the Jefferson Elementary School in the kitchen.

Grace enjoyed her daily trips to Hussey’s General Store, playing cards and playing the lottery scratch tickets.

Mrs. Sproul was predeceased by her husband, James W. Sproul; a son, Gregory O. Brann and a sister, Nancy French.

She is survived by four children, Jeffrey S. Brann and his wife Leslie, of Nobleboro, Stanley R. Sproul and his wife, Cyndie, of Whitefield, Bradley J. Sproul and his wife Lisa, of East Waterboro and Sue E. Sproul and her partner Roland Brann, of Jefferson; a daughter-in-law Wendy Brann, of Randolph; two brothers Maurice Jackson and his wife Laverne, of Windsor, and Donald Jackson and his wife Trudy, of Harrollsville, North Carolina; three sisters Glennis Hutchinson, of Waterville, Rose White and her husband Phil, of New Port Richey, Florida, and Donna Jones and her husband Robert, of Jefferson; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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