Obituaries, Week of October 4, 2018


BENTON – Glenn R. Faucett, 92, died Sunday, September 9, 2018. He was born on September 4, 1926, in Pueblo, Colorado, the son of Ben H.
and Grace E. (Rodda) Faucett.

Glenn attended local schools and was a 1945 graduate of Las Animas High School. He served in the Army from June 16, 1945 to November 20, 1946. Glenn attended Colorado College from 1947-1950 and the University of Denver from 1950-1952, graduating with an MBA. He worked at Alexander Film Company, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and New Hampshire and Vermont. He worked for WCAX-TV, in Burlington, Vermont, in advertising sales. He later moved to Portland as an account executive for WMTW-TV Auburn for 34 years until he retired in 1992.

Glenn was actively involved with church activities such as singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and serving on the Jail Ministry team for over 20 years. He participated in softball and was well known for his various styles of pitching.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn, whom he married on June 20, 1959; his children, Gregory and his wife, Lori, Cynthia Tucci and husband James; grandchildren, Lindsay (Tucci) Lucas, James A. Tucci III, Joshua Tucci, Jasmine (Faucett) Davis, Hezekiah Faucett, Logen Faucett; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Frank and wife Barbara; and Vera, his sister-in-law.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at Arrangements were under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine.

Memorial donations may be made to: East Benton Christian Church, c/o Sandy Thompson, Treasurer, 1194 Unity Road, Benton ME 04901.


OAKLAND – Josephine Thibeau King passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care in Waterville. Jo was born on December 11, 1921, in Cherryfield and was raised by her grandparents, Charles and Delphine Thibeau and aunt and uncle, Delphie and Hampy Michaud.

Jo was a 1939 graduate of Cherryfield Academy and from what was to become Husson College in Bangor.

After graduation she accepted a position in the office at Diamond International in Oakland. She soon met her future husband, Bud, to whom she was married on December 29, 1943, in Leesburg, Florida. After living with Bud in Florida and Oklahoma, she returned to Maine when he was sent to serve in the Pacific on Saipan. She eventually returned to Diamond International, from which she retired.

Josephine was active in several community organizations over the years, but none more than All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Church in Oakland.

Jo is survived by her husband of 74 years, Edward “Bud” King, of Oakland; her daughter Dru Aslam and husband Padiath “Sunny” Aslam, of Belgrade; grandson, Jai Aslam, of Raleigh, North Carolina, step-grandchildren, Sharif Aslam, of Chesterville, Sunny Aslam Jr., wife Jess and children, Ayesha and Haya, of Syracuse, New York, Ali Aslam, wife Rebecca and son, Rama, of Ayer, Massachusetts; brother, Arthur Pinkham, of Machiasport; and many nieces and nephews.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

Arrangements by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church Street, Oakland.

Please consider a donation in Jo’s name to Lakewood Continuing Care, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901.


CHINA – David T. Potter, 66, of Chadwick Way, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 10, 2018, at his home. He was born in Waterville on May 16, 1952, the son of David Potter and Evelyn (Haskell) Potter.

David was a graduate of Erskine Academy and received an associate degree from the University of Maine at Augusta. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. David was employed as a tax examiner by the state of Maine for many years.

He was a black belt in Karate and a member of the United Martial Arts Academy. In the 30+ years he practiced martial arts, he made close friends, many of whom became like an extended family. He shared his love of Karate through teaching many students, and traveled the country both teaching and learning the martial arts.

He was predeceased by his father.

Surviving is his mother, Evelyn Potter, of China; son, Shawn Potter, of Augusta; sister, Lorraine Rhoades, of China; niece, Kelly Rhoades, of China; nephew, Kevin Rhoades and wife Jerry, of China; and a cousin, Sandra Campbell and husband Albert, of Farmington.

Arrangements were by Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Rte. 32, Windsor.

Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at


VASSALBORO – William S. Levay, 71, formerly of New Milford, Connecticut, died Saturday, September 15, 2018. Bill was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of Stephen and Kathleen (Krause) Levay.

He graduated from Brien McMahon High School. He entered the United States Air Force and was a helicopter and airplane mechanic and was later stationed in Germany. He was a master electrician, owned and operated Levay Electric in New Milford, Connecticut for over 40 years. He enjoyed spending time in Maine and officially moved here this year where he was building his home.

He is survived by his son, Brian Levay, of Saco; twins, Katie Levay, of Milford, Connecticut, and Billy Levay and wife, Taylor, of Freeport; grandchild, Peter W. Levay; a brother, Stephen Levay and wife, Teri, of Boca Raton, Florida; nephew, Stephen Levay, of Boca Raton, Florida; and niece, Tricia Milici, of Dallas, Texas.

A graveside service will be held at Pierce Cemetery, in Solon, with military honors, on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration at the Legion Hall in Madison. A celebration of his life will be held at the VFW in New Milford, Connecticut, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High st., Bath.

Condolences may be made online at


WINSLOW – Wilfred Caron, 95, of Winslow passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Wilfred was born on October 1, 1922, in West Enfield.

As a young man he proudly served in the CCC (Civil Conservation Corp). On his was to Detroit, Michigan to work in the auto industry, he stopped in to visit his sister Nora, in Winslow, to say goodbye. While there, Wilfred spied a lovely young woman, named Lorette Caron, riding her bicycle, fell instantly in love, and married on November 23, 1942. They built a home in Winslow and started a family. Wilfred worked in Winslow at Scott Paper Company, formerly Hollingsworth and Whitney. Wilfred worked three jobs to keep his ever-growing family fed, clothed and happy.

Wilfred is survived by his best friend and significant other, Joyce Poulin, who filled Wilfred’s life with companionship and joy. Wilfred is also survived by his children, daughter Darlene Tansy and husband Ed, daughter Joyce Nasr and husband Nassim, daughter Angela Reed and husband Dave, Keith and wife Carla, Teresa Dudley, Tammy Benedict and husband Jim. Grandchildren, Shane Gagne, Tara Bradstreet and husband Daniel, Jeremy Caron and wife Christine, Kimberly Caron and fiancé Matt Koch, Erica Plappert and husband Bill, Darcie Keller and husband Aaron, Rita Karter and husband John, Kristopher Reed, Joey Reed, Ashley Pett and husband Will, Casey Justard and husband Alex, Derek Caron, Jamie Routhier and wife Amy, Jessica Routhier, Chelsea Lopez and husband Cameron, and Tyler Benedict and wife Morgan. Wilfred also had great-grandchildren, Parker Gagne, Kyle Gagne, Justin Martin,Nathan Martin, Arianna Bradstreet, Will Plappert, Camden Plappert, Brynley
Keller, Elias Karter, Evan Karter, Bailey Justard, Kannon Justard and Cooper Routhier.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alphonse and Eugenie (Dumais) Caron; as well as his wife Lorette and their daughter Theresa; his siblings, Henry Caron, Natalie Taylor Parker, Lawrence Caron, Evelyn Roy, Nora Paradis, Aurore Sigler, Louise Gurney Howard, James Caron, Hilda Dunton, Theresa Caron, Hubert Caron and Gerald Caron.

Wilfred was an avid gardener, carpenter, and handy man. He loved to sing, yodel, dance, ice and roller skate in his youth. He enjoyed playing cards and dominos with family and friends. He had a strong Catholic faith and lived accordingly.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow, on Saturday, September 29, at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow the Mass at Saint Francis Cemetery, in Waterville, with reception at the Mount Merici School, on 18 Mount Merici Ave. in Waterville.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at Arrangements by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

Donations in his name can be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Donations may be made by phone to Saint Jude’s by calling 1-800-822-6344, Monday through Friday 7 am to 9 pm (central time) or by mail, make checks payable to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.


WINSLOW – Linda Jean Norris, of Winslow, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was born on August 24, 1967, in New London, Connecticut, the daughter of Lee E. Dupee and Sylvia Farmer.

Linda attended Washington Academy, in East Machias.

Linda was a breath of fresh air. She had a green thumb and loved growing things. She was artistic and loved painting. Linda was very quick witted and had a great sense of humor, she loved sitting around a campfire with family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and will never be forgotten.

Linda is survived by her husband Brent; her two sons Cory and Eric Bezanson; her daughter Denali Norris; four grandchildren, Charles, Walter, Gerard and Trenton; her sisters Nancy, Cynthia and Diana; and her brother Dana.

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

Arrangements by Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.


OAKLAN – James Errold Wheelock, 77, passed away at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. He was born February 3, 1941, to Walter Bion Wheelock and Mary Ellen Bucknam Wheelock and lived in Oakland most of his life.

James attended Oakland schools and graduated from Williams High School in 1959.

Soon after graduation, James began his career as a milkman. He worked for Sturtevant’s Dairy, in Fairfield Center, until it was sold to Smiley’s Dairy. He was with Smiley’s until it was sold to Oakhurst Dairy, where he remained until his retirement in 2004. While at Smiley’s, James enjoyed playing on their bowling team. He also was a Red Sox fan and enjoyed country music, especially Roy Clark.

In January 1960, he met his future wife, Donna Sawyer. They were first married in 1961 and remarried in 1994. Together, they had two daughters, Julie and Diana. James was very proud of “his girls” as well as his “two guys” Kevin and Kasey.

James was predeceased by all his grandparents; his mom and dad, Bion and Ellen Wheelock; his brother, Walter (Perk) Wheelock and Perk’s wife, Nancy Leavitt Wheelock; his in-laws, Leo and Pearl Sawyer; and brothers-in-law, Norman Audet and Gerald Pelham.

Surviving are James’ wife, Donna; his daughter, Julie Wheelock Smith and her partner, Joe Ferro, and Julie’s two sons, Kevin and Kasey Smith; his daughter, Diana Wheelock and husband, Casey Cramton, and Casey’s two daughters, Sarah and Ellie Cramton; two sisters-in-law, Anita Pelham and Anne Audet; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

Arrangements were by Lawry Brothers-Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland.


KATHERINE T. GOWER, 75, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at Glenridge Comfort Care, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by a daughter Donna Gower, of Windsor; and brothers Donald, of Augusta, and Roger, of Chelsea.


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