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.


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