Obituaries, Week of September 13, 2018


BRIDGTON – Flora (Auntie) Richardson, 79, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 following a brief illness. She was born in Vassalboro on November 1, 1938, the daughter of the late Raymond A. Bronn Sr. and Margueite (Peggy) Sylvain

She was brought up in Palermo and attended local schools. She met her husband Allan Richardson, in Richmond. They were married October 22, 1955, in Portland. Then moved to Bridgton in 1956, where they made their home for 62 years.

She worked as a hand sewer at Pleasant Mountain Moc, in Bridgton, as well as cleaning homes, and as a collator at Yankee Masters. She and her husband loved to travel, and did seasonal camping in Cornish and Fryeburg Fair. She loved birds, rooting for Dale Earnhardt Jr. Racing, and was a member of the Bridgton Congregational Church.

Surviving, besides her husband Allan, for almost 63 years, are two brothers, Bertrand Bronn, of Scarborough, and Everett Bronn, and one sister Christie (Bronn) Merrick, all of Washington State. She also leaves behind Sam Ross, a special young man whom she took care, and nephew Bard Richardson; several nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-grandchildren, and several cousins.

She was predeceased by one sister, Erdine Fletcher, three brothers, Raymond (Sonny) Bronn Jr., Samuel Bronn and Abraham Bronn, as well as step-mother Grace Bronn. There will be no funeral services. A graveside service will held at a later date at the L.A. Berry Cemetery, in Denmark. A celebration of her life will be held on Sept. 22, from 2 – 5 p.m., at thge Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St., Bridgton.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 98 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hall Funeral Home, in Casco. Online condolences may be left for the family at


FAIRFIELD – William E. Lybrook, 82, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a brief illness. He was born August 11, 1936, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Thomas and Marion (Moore) Lybrook.

As a young man, William enlisted in the Unites States Air Force where he served from 1953 to 1957 during the Korean War. He went on to serve in the Air Force Reserves until 1961.

On June 1, 1958, he married Eloise Goodspeed and went on to raise three children together. William and Eloise ran several family businesses, including apartment rentals, auto salvage yard and a used car lot, spanning 55 years. Throughout the years, William enjoyed traveling with his family including hunting and fishing with his sons, Kenneth and William II. In later years, he enjoyed wintering in Northport, Florida.

William is survived by his significant other, Linda Dunaway, of Fairfield Center; Ernestine Lessiker and husband Steven, Kenneth Lybrook and wife Leisa, William Lybrook II and wife Lynn; grandchildren, Katherine and Jennifer Lessiker, Kemp Lybrook and Molly Lybrook; siblings, Ethal Batton, Henry Lybrook, Richard Lybrook, and Ida Lybrook all from Ohio; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Tomas and Marion Lybrook; wife, Eloise; siblings, Bob, Leroy, Tommy and Mary; also his precious granddaughter, Beth Lybrook.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 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, Maine 04976.


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