OBITUARIES for Thursday, September 24, 2020

HAROLD WINTERS

SOUTH CHINA – Harold “Hal” Winters, 73, passed away unexpectedly at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor, on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, following cardiac surgery. Harold was the youngest son of John Kenneth and Betty Jane Winters.

His early years were spent in the mid-West until the family relocated to Massachusetts where he completed middle and high school. Hal attended Massachusetts Bay Community College for one year and served in the Army Reserves/National Guard. He graduated from Southern Maine Vocational-Technical Institute in 1971 with an associate in Applied Science Marine Biology and Oceanography degree. He later attended the University of Maine Portland-Gorham (now University of Southern Maine), receiving a cum laude bachelor of science degree in 1974.

Most of Hal’s 35-year career was with the Maine Dept. of Marine Resources. He began doing field work at the Fisheries Research Station in West Boothbay Harbor, was later promoted to Director of the Industry Services Division, and at retirement had served as Director of the Bureau of Marine Development for 20 years. In 2002, Governor Angus King confirmed his membership in Maine Management Service for excellence in leadership.

Hal enjoyed travel, golf, photography, gardening, kayaking, fishing, boating, “good” cars, good food (he was a grill master in his own right) and genealogy. He especially enjoyed trips to Tortola, Alaska, Virgin Gorda, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons. His most favorite get-away was “upta camp” on Sebec Lake, which has provided 25 years of wonderful memories.

Hal is survived by his wife of 29 years; two daughters and sons-in-law; and six grandchildren; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Besides his parents, Hal was predeceased by an older brother; uncle, and aunt.

A private celebration of Grampy Hal’s life will be held “upta camp”. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, a memorial service for extended family, friends and former co-workers will be held at a later date in 2021.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta, ME 04330. To read the full obituary, post memories or condolences, or read further regarding charitable contributions, please go to the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

JULIE TARDIFF DONAHUE

WATERVILLE – Julie Tardiff Donahue, 86, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, following a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. She was born in Winslow on May 30, 1934, the proud daughter of Polish immigrants, John and Agnes (Piecuch) Macaro.

She attended Winslow schools before marrying Norman Tardiff, on August 18, 1951. They were together for 45 years and raised 10 children before his death in 1996. A homemaker for most of her life, Julie loved to cook and was well-known for her whoopie pies, molasses cookies, chocolate peanut butter fudge, caramel corn, jams, relish and pickles. Holidays brought relatives for tourtière pie, Polish kielbasa and borscht, and cabbage rolls. The home was always filled with tantalizing aromas. Her special recipes have been compiled into a family cookbook. Family and tradition were of the utmost importance to her.

In March of 2003, Julie married David Donahue, one of her deceased husband’s best friends. They were apart only one night over the next 17 years. He brought her much happiness, and incredible care and support as her illness progressed.

She loved music. She was especially fond of Irish singer, Daniel O’Donnell, and spent her last days listening to hymns sung by Alan Jackson. Prior to Parkinson’s, she and David had been known to push aside the living room furniture to create more room for dancing.

Julie was predeceased by our dad; her parents; her brothers, Henry, Joseph, Leon (Dempsey), and John Macaro, her sister, Theresa Leighton, her son-in-law, Scott Bickford, her stepsons, David and Daniel Donahue.

She is survived by her children, Steven Tardiff, of California, Karen Bourque, of South Portland, Susan Bickford, of Benton, Michael Tardiff, of Arizona, Mary Boutet, of Scarborough, Lisa Shearn and husband Corey, of Pennsylvania, Anne-Marie Dutil and husband Michael, of Winslow, Michelle Mullen and husband Dave, of New Hampshire, Andrea Squires and husband Kurt, of North Carolina, Jason Tardiff and partner Taffy Witham, of Sinclair; stepdaughter, Kathy Beauregard and husband Tom, of Missouri, and former son-in-law, Steve Boutet, of Saco; grandchildren, Christopher Tardiff and wife Katie, Lauren-Nicole Tardiff, Jasmine Clayton, Matthew Bickford and wife Cara, Micah Bickford, Seth Fales, Tessa, Tanner, and Tristan Tardiff, Amanda and Anna Boutet, Tal and Cade Shearn, Ryan and Owen Dutil, Shane and Megan Mullen, Normandy and Gage Squires, and step-grandchildren Phillip, Amy, Scott and Jenny Beauregard, Joshua and Matthew Donahue, Dave Donahue and wife Laura, and Devon Galvin and husband Dave; her sisters-in-law, Sister Doris Tardiff, of Massachusetts, Sister Mary Anne Frederick, of Indiana, Susan Macaro, of Massachusetts, Sheila Audet and husband Gerry, of Fairfield, and Joanne Donahue, of Fairfield, Millie Donahue, of Vermont; as well as numerous nieces, nephews; and great-grandchildren.

Per her wishes, there will be no visiting hours or funeral service. A private burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Northern Light Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402. All donations will benefit the Waterville area community.

ANITA M. LOUBIER

WINSLOW – Anita M. Loubier, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2020. She was born on April 25, 1929, to Arthur Poulin and Rose (Dulac) Poulin, in Saint-Georges de Beauce, Canada.

She immigrated to the United States at age 15 and lived and worked in Augusta. Anita married the love of her life, Lucien Loubier, on June 23, 1956, and they eventually settled on Halifax Street, in Winslow, where they remained for 57 years.

Spending time with family was one of Anita’s greatest joys. She was an excellent cook, greeting most guests to her home with, “are you hungry, would you like something to eat?” There was always more than enough food at her table for unexpected guests. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting, making countless mittens, socks, slippers, dishcloths, and coasters for family and donating many to local charities.

Anita retired from C.F. Hathaway Shirt Co., in Waterville, in 1991 after 25 years as a folder. She and Lucien enjoyed traveling throughout the state to many agricultural fairs and trips to Canada to visit relatives. They enjoyed going out to breakfast. Before Lucien’s death in 2019, they could be found at Eric’s Restaurant, inWaterville, several mornings a week. She also had breakfast with her daughters on Fridays for many years.

Anita was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Lucien Loubier; her parents, her brother Leandre Poulin, her sister Gisele O’Brien, and several brother and sisters-in-law.

She is survived by her son, Ron (Rochelle), of Winslow; her daughters Linda (Mike) Anderson, of China, Sandra (Brian) Boulet, of Winslow, Gisele (Dave) Clifford, of Vassalboro; grandchildren, Ryan (Heidi) Loubier, Randy (Katie) Loubier, Renee (Dave) Jones, Robyn (Dave) King, Dillon Clifford, and Jenna Clifford; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Kris, Zak, Maddie, Allie, Emmy, Narelle, Jelani and Kye; and many nieces and nephews.

After Lucien passed, Anita lived out her remaining days with her daughter, Sandra, and son-in-law, Brian.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, funeral services will be private.

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

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers 93 Silver St Waterville, ME 04901.

JANICE KENT

BENTON – Janice (Tuttle) Kent, 81, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Sussman House, in Rockport. She was born January 7, 1939, in Athens, the daughter of Fred Lester and Susan Madeline (Wyman) Tuttle.

She graduated from Skowhegan Area High School in 1956. On June 18, 1956, she married Edward M. Kent Jr. They were married for 42 years.

She was a member of the Benton Grange for 50 years and enjoyed playing slots, gardening, spending time at camp with family and friends and spending time with her dog, Shadow.

Janice is survived by daughters, Joanne Woodworth and husband Roland, of Benton, Mary Colson and husband Michael, of Benton; son Bryant Kent and wife Laura, of Benton; grandchildren, Ben, Thomas, Devin, and Katelyn Kent, Christina and Allison Colson, Jason and Joshua Woodworth; great- grandchildren, Elliot, Jania, Andrew, Alice, Lydia, Owen, Fiona, Eddie, Liam and Irene; and like-a-son, brother-in-law, Eugene Kent and partner Jen.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Kent Jr. and son, Stephen Kent.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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 Janice’s memory to a charity of their choice.

ELSIE M. LEE

WINSLOW – Elsie “Joyce” Miller Lee passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020, following a brief illness. She was born on June 29, 1939, in Canaan, the daughter of Willard “Joe” Miller and Francis (Keezer) Miller.

Joyce graduated from Clinton High School in 1957, before marrying Wayne Lee Sr. in 1958. They divorced in later years and remained friends.

Joyce worked many years at Ski-Land Woolen Mill, in Clinton. After the mill closed, she went back to school, graduating at the top of her CNA class. Joyce worked at Lakewood Manor Nursing Home, inWaterville, for 26 years as a CNA and in her later years as a medication technician.

Joyce loved to read, to garden, and oh how she loved to dance.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents; brother, Ronald Miller; and sister, Donna Nelson.

She is survived by her children, Wayne A. Lee, Jr. and wife Wendy, of China, and his children, Jeremy Lee and wife Marie, Dustin Lee, and Desiree Mosher and husband Zeb; Timothy Lee, Sr. and wife Mary, of Winslow, and his children, Tasha Lee Passmore and husband Nathan, Timothy Lee, Jr. (T.J.) and wife Kelly; Randy Lee, Sr., of Clinton, his children Shannon Nichols, Randy Lee, Jr., Brandy Nichols Lee and Tiffany Glidden; Melody Fitzpatrick and husband Andrew, of Clinton, and her children Amanda Pearl and husband Ralph and Alisa Fitzpatrick, as well as many great-grandchildren; a brother, Willard (Jim) Miller and wife Susan and a niece, Sharon Nelson.

Joyce was baptized by Pastor Bob, in Clinton, and truly enjoyed his sermons. She also enjoyed the Clinton Senior’s Group that she was a part of for many years.

A service was held Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at the Clinton Baptist Church, with a burial at Fairview Cemetery, in Canaan.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, an organization Joyce contributed to for several years.

MARION J. HARRIS

WATERVILLE – Marion Jane Fitzgerald Harris, 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at home, in Waterville, on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Marion was born in Portland to Cecile Legendre Fitzgerald and Robert James Fitzgerald.

Marion was a graduate of Waterville High School.

Following graduation Marion joined the United States Navy as a W.A.V.E and it was during her station in Brooklyn, New York, that she met her future husband, Richard Frank Harris. They married in 1958, in Waterville, and celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary this year. Due to military service they traveled early in their marriage and were stationed in Rota, Spain, and Oakland, California.

Marion was a communicant of Sacred Heart and Notre Dame Catholic churches, both in Waterville. She was also a member of Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, Ladies Auxillary, and the Forrest J. Pare, VFW Post #1285, both in Waterville.

Marion was a homemaker for many years when her children were young. She was a girl scout leader. Later she was employed at C.F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, for several years. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and family time.

After retirement, Marion and Richard split their time between Florida and Maine where they enjoyed square dancing. She also enjoyed playing golf and bridge. They made several trips to Arkansas for Richard’s family reunions.

Marion is survived by her husband, Richard; her children, Robert, Audie (Jeff Pomerleau), Wanda, and William; grandsons, Joseph Lewis (Sarah), Eliot and Nolan Pomerleau; her identical twin sister, Marie Varney (son Charles) and brother, Robert Fitzgerald.

She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy.

At her request there will be no services.

A service of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Service, 999 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04103. (207) 899-4605.

COLETTE THERIAULT

WATERVILLE – Col­ette Theriault, 84, passed away at home on Thursday, September 17, 2020. She was born in Waterville on July 25, 1936, to Henri Mailloux and Anne Marie Pelletier Mailloux.

Colette graduated from Waterville High School in 1954 and Catherine Laboure School of Nursing in 1957. She worked at Sisters Hospital, in Waterville, before having her children and at various nursing homes and home health agencies after her children were grown.

She was married to her husband, Larry Theriault, for over 60 years, until he passed away last year.

Colette, along with her husband Larry, were avid fans of Waterville High School sports as well as the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and Colby Hockey. They especially enjoyed Waterville hockey, football and soccer. They rarely missed a game when their children and grandchildren were playing and continued to go watch the games long after they were done playing.

Colette also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and her family were the recipients of many nice sweaters, mittens and other things.

She is survived by five children, Joseph Jr. and wife Celeste, Daniel and wife Vickie, sons, Patrick and Rodney and daughter, Catherine Taylor and husband Daniel; three grandchildren, Danielle Woods and husband Jesse, Eric Theriault and wife Kristina, Dustin Taylor and wife Sara; five great-grandchildren, Caden and Atley Woods, Olive Theriault, and Wyatt and Sofia Taylor; and by sisters, Claire Dutil, and Theresa and Dave Roy.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at Notre Dame Church, in Waterville, followed by a burial at the VA cemetery, in Augusta.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Marie’s guestbook at http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

A service of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville, ME 04901. (207) 872-7676.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Travis Mills Foundation, 747 Western Avenue, Manchester, ME 04351 or online at travismillsfoundation.org.

MYRA E. POWELL

WINSLOW – Myra Evelyn Powell, 95, passed away on Thursday evening, Sept. 17, 2020, with her family by her side.

Myra was born in Brooks on May 7, 1925, the daughter of Thomas and Leversie (Maskel) Dyer. After graduating from Waterville High School in 1942, she went on to work at Keyes Fiber. Myra also worked for Dyer Brothers, the family well drilling business. Myra went on to marry James Powell in 1950 and they had two children, Raymond Powell and Patricia Poulin.

Myra’s husband’s naval career took them to several duty stations along the East Coast and to the North African country of Morocco. Beginning in Norfolk, Va., the family then did tours of duty to include Newport, R.I.; New London, Conn.; Winter Harbor; Kenetrai, Morocco -a small Naval communications base, and their last duty station – Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Upon her husband’s retirement from the Navy, she and the family returned to Maine where her children finished school at Winslow High and went on to graduate from the University of Maine. Throughout her life, flowers were one of her biggest passions. Myra was known for her bountiful flowerbeds filled with tulips, roses, Easter lilies, and daffodils. She also loved preparing holiday meals and baking sweet treats. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy.

Myra was predeceased by her parents; husband of almost 59 years, James C. Powell; her brothers, Kenneth Dyer, Ronald Dyer, Ralph Dyer, Raymond Dyer, and her sisters Myrtle Hubbard, Bernice Fish, and Leversie Doeing.

She is survived by her son, Raymond Powell and wife Milagros, and daughter, Patricia Poulin and husband Michael; her grandchildren, James Powell and wife Sarah, Elizabeth Hubbard and husband Michael, Sara Poulin, Timothy Poulin and wife Nicole, Raymond Powell Jr. and wife Marie, Janet Powell and Wade Albert. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Tanner, Savannah and Madison Hubbard, Elijah Powell, Myra Powell, Ava Powell, Akela Albert, Claire Powell, Bradley Poulin; and her nephews, Thomas and Raymond Dyer and Robert Fish.

Visiting and Service will be held on Sept 22 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street Fairfield. Visiting will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. with the funeral service to start at 11 a.m., following the service there will be a burial at Howard Cemetery, 748 Augusta Rd. Winslow.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral and Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, September 17, 2020

JOHN J. CZAPIEWSKI JR.

SIDNEY – John “Chappy” Joseph Czapiewski Jr., 81, passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. He was born on July 16, 1939, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of John Sr. and Virginia Czapiewski.

He was known for his bravery in the Navy for 30 years. He was a devoted Catholic who enjoyed watching SyFy and joking around with friends and family.

John was predeceased by his parents Mr and Mrs. John Czapiewski and wife Virginia.

John is survived by his wife Brenda King; his step-children Jason Turner and Brooke Gingerella and their children.

A graveside service took place at the Maine Veterans Cemetery on Civic Center Drive 143 Blue Star Avenue Augusta, ME 04330, on Sept. 9, 2020.

Arrangements are in the care of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine. http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

WAYNE C. LADD

OAKLAND – Wayne Carvell Ladd, 80, of Oakland, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, following a struggle with dementia for several years. He was born in Waterville, March 30, 1940, the son of the late Beecher and Virginia (Murray) Ladd, Sr.

Wayne graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1958. He married Marilyn Vincent on October 17, 1964, at Getchell Street Baptist Church, in Waterville, where he was a member.

Wayne was employed as a machinist at Maine Central Railroad, in Waterville, for 40 years, retiring in 2002. He served as vice president and treasurer of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District 719, Lodge 409.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents; brother Lewis, and sister Paula. He is survived by wife Marilyn; daughters Beth Medema (Ed) of Mukilteo, Wash.; Terri Suchar (Russell) of Pittston; brother Beecher Phillip Ladd, Jr. of Pittsfield, sister-in-law Margo Vincent of Waterville; grandchildren Joel, Corey, Rebecca, Evan, Luke and Sarah Suchar of Pittston; Aunt Miriam Ladd of Belgrade; nephews and niece; and several cousins.Wayne enjoyed several outdoor activities such as bicycling, canoeing, and cross-country skiing. The family greatly appreciates the care and support given by Maine-ly Elder Care, and the nurses, doctors, and spiritual care staff at Maine Medical Center.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, or a charity of your choice.A committal service will be held at Southside Cemetery in Skowhegan on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m., followed by an ice cream social at the Coburn Park gazebo on Water Street in Skowhegan.An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers or a charity of your choice

ALAN S. WISWELL

WATERVILLE, Maine – Alan S. Wiswell, 98, of Waterville, formerly of 9 Forrest Road, Topsfield, Massachusetts, died on Sun­day, September 6, 2020, at Northern Light Continuing Care Lake­wood, in Wa­ter­ville. Alan was born September 3, 1922, in Bradford, Massachusetts, the son of the late Howard and Esther (Symonds) Wiswell.

A graduate of the General Electric Apprentice course, Alan also held a bachelor degree from Northeastern University.

An honorable veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Alan had served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Navarro and the USS Tidewater.

In 1950 he married Ann Peterson where they spent their lives together in the home they built, raising their family and gardening. He was also active in the church and volunteering.

With family and friends, Alan climbed all New England 4,000 foot mountains throughout the seasons. He also made a solo climb of Mt. Whitney, 14,495 feet, then the highest peak in the United States, after the close of World War II.

Alan was employed by the General Electric Company, in Lynn, Massachusetts, and also the Avco Corporation, retiring from G.E. as manager of Engineering Service.

Alan is survived by his daughter, Nancy and her husband Alan, of China; son Peter, his wife Nan, of Jackson, Wyoming, son Stephen and his wife Lori, of Newburyport, Massachusetts; his grandchildren, Kathryn, Andrew, Sam and Sydney, and his four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ann (Peterson) Wiswell, his sister Martha and brother Howard.

At this time, all services are private.

Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers, Massachusetts.

To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.

HAROLD E. DAUPHIN

WHITEFIELD – Harold Everett Dauphin, 75, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his home in Whitefield. He was born in Bath, December 11, 1944.

He graduated from Morse High School in Bath in 1965.

He was a proud veteran of the Vietnam war, winning many medals serving as crew chief on a helicopter.

After returning home he got his pilot’s license, purchased his own plane and became a private pilot.

He served on the Bath Fire Department until a heart attack forced his early retirement.

He was known as a master mechanic who could fix anything. He always loved doing things that made other people happy.

He was the ultimate optimist: Always seeing the good in people, and in life.

After living in Bath for many years, Harold and Kathy bought their dream home in Whitefield, overlooking the Sheepscot River. It had been Harold’s lifelong dream to live in Whitefield.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. He loved animals, especially his devoted dogs who were always in his lap.

His family meant the world to him and he was happiest when in their company.

He made friends easily and was often surrounded by them. He will be greatly missed.

He was predeceased by his father, Eugene O. Dauphin Jr., of Bath.

Survived by his wife, Kathy Whittaker Dauphin, after 40 years of marriage; his mother, Cynthia M. (Eaton) Dauphin, of Bath; son, Joseph Dauphin, of Phippsburg, and daughter, Vicki Bangs, of Sabattus; grandsons, Colby Dauphin, Joey Dauphin, Brady Bangs and Landon Bangs; brothers, Maurice Dauphin, of Phippsburg and Donald Dauphin, of Bath; sisters, Mary Fournier, of West Bath, Judy Nickerson, of North Bath; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date, to be announced.

WILFRED HAWES

SIDNEY – Wilfred “Will” Hawes, 66, of Sidney (formerly Farmingdale) lost his long and hard fought battle with Multi-System Atrophy on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Will was born May 8, 1954, in Augusta. Raised by his maternal Aunt Ida Dubriel, along with her children and his sister Mary Lou, Will learned to battle the odds from a young age. He started working for the city of Augusta in 1971 and remained there until his retirement in 2009.

In the mid ‘70s, Will met Tina Louise White and within a short time they were married on December 4, 1976. After some struggles they welcomed their son Jason in 1981.

They had almost 33 years together before Tina lost her battle with cancer in 2009.

In 2010, Will was diagnosed with Parkinsonism which was later changed to Multi-System Atrophy. For 10 years Will used his immense amount of determination and strength to fight an aggressive and unforgiving disease. He was able to see his son married, his granddaughter born and experience moments with her that brought a twinkle to his eye.

Throughout his years, Will had a passion for woodworking, photography, mechanics, NASCAR, local short track racing, camping, fishing and collecting diecast cars. The shenanigans Will got into and his sense of humor are unforgettable.

He is survived by his son Jason, daughter-in-law Jackie, and granddaughter Julianna, all of Sidney; his sister Mary Chapman and her husband Jaime, of Bridgeton, Uncle Richard York, of Augusta, as well as, many nieces and nephews.

Will was predeceased by the love of his life, Tina.

There will be a graveside service and celebration of life on a date not yet determined. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

ALBERT A. BROCKWAY

ALBION – Albert Arthur Brockway, 78, of Albion, passed away at Togus VA hospital, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, following a long illness. He was born in Albion on July 9, 1942, the son of Fred and Helen (Higgins) Brockway.

He attended McDonald’s one-room schoolhouse until fourth grade, Albion Elementary, Besse High School and earned his high school diploma from the American Correspondence school.

He served in the Army from 1966-1968. After returning from Vietnam, he married Margaret Mary Gilbert in September 1968, built their home, worked at Keyes Fibre Co. (now Huhtamaki), in Waterville. and later designed, built and operated his own sawmill. Albert and Margaret were married 40 years and raised three children on the family homestead.

Albert was proud of the house he built on the foundation of his childhood home. He also enjoyed raising and training steers, spending time at home with his family, visiting over great food, was active in his church communities for many years and liked ‘coasting easy’ and reminiscing in his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two sisters, Laura (Rood) and Ruth.

He is survived by his children, Kristie (Davis), Keith (and Alison), and Daniel; five grandsons, Toby and Caleb Davis, Trevor, Carter and Myles Brockway; four brothers, Bradley (Pam), Harry (Norraine), Guy and Dennis (Sheila), three sisters, Thelma (Norton Webber), Blanch (Alan Nutting) and Carrie (David Wriglesworth); and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Albion. A reception will follow at The Big Red Barn, 701 Neck Road, South China. Lunch will be served.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

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

EUNICE C. MICHAUD

FAIRFIELD – Eunice Closson Michaud, 88, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Vassalboro on February 22, 1932, and was the second child of Lillian and Wyman Closson.

In her lifetime, Eunice worked at the Francis Store and Stern’s Department Store, in Waterville, and Fossett’s Store, in Oakland. She donated her time in the Coffee Shop at the Seton Hospital, in Waterville, with her friend, Sheila Ratte.

Her favorite job, as she described it was being a “Domestic Engineer”. Her home was her pride and joy, and this was always reflected in her ability to keep everything in an orderly fashion constantly.

Eunice was known for her endless helpfulness to those in need and her ever ready smile and sparkling eyes were her lifelong gift to us all.

Eunice was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Lucien; by her mother a d father; a brother, a sister; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Eunice is survived by her sons, David, of Waterville, and Daniel, of Fairfield: daughter, Diana Chapman, of Thomaston; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters Madalyn Hosea, of Florida, Esther Pierce, of New Hampshire, and Sheila O’Leary, of Massachusetts.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020, in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville. Due to Covid-19 mask and social distancing are required and no more than 100 people in attendance.

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

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memory shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.

Donation may be made to Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

GISELE C. HALLEE

GILMAN, VT – Gisele C. Hallee, 75, of Washington Ave, died Monday evening, September 14, 2020, at Littleton Regional Hospital, in Littleton, New Hampshire, following a period of failing health. Mrs. Hallee was born in Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada, on November 24, 1944, the daughter of Levite and Cecile (Carrier) Levasseur.

She was raised in Edmundston and was a graduate of Cormier High School. During a training session at Frazier Paper Co., a local paper manufacturer, she met Donald Hallee, of Waterville, Maine. They married and for a few years resided in Pennsylvania but eventually settled in Gilman where Donald took employment with Georgia Pacific Paper Co., at their Gilman mill.

Gisele was an active member of the Gilman community. She was a notary public and justice of the peace but will be remembered most for her service at the Gilman Senior Center. She performed many duties as a volunteer including cooking many meals, but most notably was responsible for starting and running the Bingo games there. She also served on the board of directors as treasurer. Gisele also loved to travel and play Bingo.

She is survived by her husband Donald Hallee, of Gilman; her two children, Wayne Hallee, and his wife Jen, of Hillsborough, North Carolina, and Lisa Littel and her husband Eric, of Naperville, Illinois; four grandchildren, Caitlin and Cameron Hallee, and Ethan and Shelby Littel; a brother George Levasseur, of Gatineau, Québec, Canada; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Reginald and Susan Hallee, and Roland and Joan Hallee, all of Waterville, and Francis Hallee, of Fairfield; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Memorial visiting hours will be held Sunday afternoon, September 20th, from 3 – 5 p.m., at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster, New Hampshire. The family has requested attendees to wear masks and adhere to social distancing.

A service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Francis Cemetery, in Waterville, ME.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made In her name to Gate of Heaven Parish 163 Main St. Lancaster NH 03584.

For more information or to send an online condolence please go to www.baileyfh.net.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, September 10, 2020

THOMAS A. ESTABROOK

OAKLAND – Thomas J. Estabrook, 89, passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Thomas “Tom” A. Estabrook, born on November 4, 1930, the youngest son of Mavard and Eva Estabrook. He passed away in the home he built on the Country Club Road, in Oakland.

Tom’s life was full of adventure, hard work and laughter. Tom’s father passed away when he was only five years old, leaving his mother “Ma” to raise five children on her own. At that point he knew hard work would pay off. Attending Waterville schools and working many jobs, Tom met Betty Johnston whom he married in his early life. Tom and Betty had two sons together, David and Dana.

Again, hard work was in Tom’s fiber, he had friends who migrated “out” west where money was being made. With the adventurous spirit, Tom moved his family to Elmonte, California, where he began working for Ford Motor Company. At that time, the RV business was booming. Being a “Jack of All Trades” he began learning the RV trade and eventually opened Tyler Coach Manufacturer. With his family all located in the Waterville area, and the RV business making its way to the east coast, he and his family set sail and returned to central Maine.

Tyler Coach Mfg. and Shamrock Sporting Goods opened in the mid-’60s in downtown Oakland. David was in high school and Dana at a young age, worked side by side with his father as they built R.V.s, campers, truck caps, ice shacks and more.

As Tom grew older, and David became his business partner, his love and passions for adventures became more a part of his everyday life. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and raiser of Brittany Spaniels. If you were to ask him, “There is no other dog in the world but a Brittany.” Tom’s first Brittany was Wendy Marie II. From her litter, he kept his beloved dog Jenny. Tom, along with his sons, David and Dana, and friends, hunted and fished all over the country and beyond. There were stories amongst stories of the memories that were made on all trips because everything was an adventure.

In February 2009, Tom and David decided to close the doors of Tyler Coach Mfg. so they could retire. They did not want to sell the business to anyone as they were proud of their product development and construction of all that was built.

In 2006 Betty passed away. Soon after, Tom was having breakfast at the Early Bird, in Oakland, and there he chatted with Cecile Burwood. He called her to go out to dinner, and from there, a new chapter in his life began. In 2007, Cecile and Tom married. Tom and Cecile enjoyed every moment of their time together. Cecile quickly learned that Tom loved his dogs, therefore she loved them as well. At the beginning of their marriage, Wendy III and Sparky were his “girls.” Tom and Cecile would jump in the truck with the girls and head to his beloved camp in Moscow. For decades and decades, Tom developed his Moscow property into his sanctuary. They would ride the roads just looking for wildlife or enjoying the beauty of nature.

Tom’s life was rich. No regrets, only memories, love, adventure and laughter is how he left this world.

Tom was predeceased by his parents; siblings, Bill, Preston and Eben Estabrook, sister Ruth Bedard; his best friend and son, David Estabrook.

Tom leaves behind his wife, Cecile; son Dana, wife Janet and son Gregory Estabrook; daughter-in-law and wife of David, Gail Estabrook; his granddaughter, Wendy Martin, husband Dennis and his great-grandchildren, Brooke and Denny Martin.

When Tom married Cecile, his family grew and welcomed in his stepchildren, Ken and wife Tracy Burwood, Carl and Gail Burwood, Linda and Carl Creasy, Tim and Caryn Burwood, Cathy and Rick Veilleux, and Grace Burwood. He inherited 12 grandchildren and their spouses; 20 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A graveside burial took place on Saturday, September 5 at Lewis Memorial.

Arrangements were under the care and guidance of Giberson Funeral Home, in Madison.

To view the online obituary, share his obituary to social media or leave Tom’s family your condolences please visit our website at http://www.gibersonfuneralhome.com

BETTY JANE TRAHAN

NORTH VASSALBORO – Betty Jane (Cox) Trahan, 85, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020, at Mt. Saint Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville. She was born January 27, 1935, in Old Town, the daughter of John F. II and Mabel L. (Hildreth) Cox.

She graduated from Winslow High School in 1952. On September 14, 1957, she married Norman Trahan, in North Vassalboro. She enjoyed cooking, reading, antiquing, and spending time with family.

Betty is survived by her husband of 62 years, Norman Trahan, of North Vassalboro; son, Steven Mansfield and wife Bethany, of Winslow; daughter, Marcia Mansfield, of Ogunquit; sister, Beulah Patnaude, of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Marcus Bizier and wife Savannah, of North Carolina, Ben Bizier, of Florida, Nicole Holt, of Birstol, Jennifer Cote and husband Mark, of New Hamshire, John Mansfield, of Starks; 11 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mount St. Joseph, 7 Highwood St., Waterville, Me 04901 in memory of Betty Trahan.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

JOETTE D. MARKS

BENTON – Joette Dickey Marks, 73, of Benton, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020, at home, following a nine-year battle with cancer. Joette was born on May 4, 1947, in Waterville, to Elinor (Baker) and Elihu T. Dickey.

She married Winston A. Marks on July 8, 1967, in Fairfield.

Joette graduated from Besse High School, in Albion, in 1965. She was employed by New England Telephone, in Waterville and Farmington, for 17 years. Joette received the REM Award in 2004 for her many years of service and dedication to the Humane Society of Waterville.

Joette is survived by her husband of 53 years, Winston; children, Julie and her husband Toshiharu Kaizawa, of Japan, and Jason and his wife Missie, of Albion; grandchildren, James Goodman and fiancé Macy Karl, of Carmel, and Kaylee Marks, of Albion; and great-grandson James William Goodman, of Carmel; her sister Collette Young and Bob Lindsey, of Newburgh; brother Bradley Dickey and Jody, of Hampden, and her brother Brent Dickey and Cindy, of Madison; as well as nieces and nephews.

At Joette’s request, there will be no funeral service held.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

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

Those wishing to remember Joette in a special way may contribute in her memory by sending donations to Missie (Michelle) Marks who will purchase items for the Humane Society on Joette’s rehalf.

At the request of Joette, checks can be written and mailed to Michelle Marks, 9 Marden Shore Rd., Albion, ME 04910.

MICHAEL M. BILODEAU

YARMOUTH/WINSLOW – Michael Martin Bilodeau, 38, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born February 13, 1982, in Waterville, the son of John Roland Bilodeau and Pamela F. (Tiernan) Glass.

He graduated from Winslow High School in 2000. He enjoyed hockey, baseball, and was a big fan of the Red Sox, Patriots and Detroit Red Wings. During his high school career, Michael was a starting goalie for Winslow High School and they won the state class B hockey championship in 2000. He was also first baseman for the baseball team. He loved being a dad.

Michael is survived by his partner, Sheila Hammond, of Yarmouth; daughter, Raven Elana Bilodeau, of Winslow; son, Xavier Michael Bilodeau, of Winslow; brother, Nicholas Bilodeau and partner Jessica Davis, of Haverhill, Massachusetts; sister, Amanda Bilodeau, of Waterville; father, John R. Bilodeau and wife Karen Andrus, of Winslow; mother, Pamela T. Glass and husband Dr. Howard Glass, of Cape Elizabeth; step-brothers, Eben Andrus and partner Ryan Carrigan, of Portland, Tim Andrus and partner Cecily Glowik, of Portland; step-sisters, Elusia Andrus and partner Thomas Creighton, of Dillon, Colorado, Sophia Glass, of Brooklyn, New York, Dana Glass, of Portland; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established for Raven and Xavier. Please make donations to Raven & Xavier Bilodeau, New Dimensions FCU, 316 Benton Avenue, Winslow, ME 04901.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 455 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

CHARLES W. GARLAND

VASSALBORO – Charles “Charlie” William Garland, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 31, 2020, in Vassalboro. Charlie was born in Portland to Muriel E. (Harp) Greenleaf and Charles Albert Garland of Freeport, both deceased.

Those who knew him remember Charlie as a gentle soul, loved and respected by family and friends. Besides writing, hobbies, and knowledge which he generously shared, he had an adventurous work life. From the Grand Canyon to Disney World’s Back Stage Tours, he enjoyed each day’s adventure. In his words, however, his favorite job was as uncle and godfather. He will be missed dearly by all whose lives he touched. He will be missed.

Surviving are his siblings, Priscilla Long, of Thomaston, Patti Heins and husband, Hans, of Powell, Tennessee, Greg Garland, of Vassalboro, Timothy Garland and wife, Denise, of Farmingdale, Laurie Hugh and husband, Sam, of Shreveport, Louisiana; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, September 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 12, at 2 p.m. in the Hallowell Cemetery, Water Street, Hallowell.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.

Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

For Charlie’s love of Maggie, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Humane Society Waterville, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.

LINDA A. ERVING

WINDSOR – Linda Ann (Briggs) Erving, 68, of Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, following a courageous six-year battle with multiple myeloma. Linda was born in Augusta on September 7, 1951, to the late George Briggs and the late Madeleine (Jean).

She was a 1970 graduate of Cony High School, in Augusta, and very proudly received her associate’s degree in Medical Office Assistant from Mid-State College in 2003.

Linda was well known for always having a positive attitude. Her gentle kind nature was apparent to all who knew and loved her. Her love for family and friends knew no bounds. Everyone she cared for became “family” in her eyes.

After being a stay-at-home mom with a daycare in her home in Ashland, Massachusetts, for many years, she enjoyed working outside the home which gave her the opportunity to learn and grow and make new friends. She was employed in Dr. Szela’s office, where Linda became a receptionist after earning her degree in 2003.

Linda is survived by her husband of 48 years, Larry Erving, Sr.; her daughter Angela Erving and her fiancé “Cowboy” John Lindsey Sr, of Massachusetts; her sons Larry Erving Jr and his wife Sarah, of Massachusetts, and John Erving and his fiancée Linda Williams, of Maine; eight grandchildren, Shawn and Hannah Busker, Lily and Holly Erving, Tyrah Erving and Lee Cole, and Justin and John Lindsey Jr.; siblings, Pat Briggs and wife Rita, Robert Briggs and wife Donna, Donald Briggs and wife LouAnne, Rusty Briggs and wife Anita, Michael Briggs, and Gail (Briggs) Bragg and husband Robert.

She was predeceased by her sister Laura (Briggs) Hoover, brother Ernest “Butch” Briggs; and both of her parents; and countless nephews, nieces and cousins.

In consideration of the health and safety of friends and family due to the pandemic, there will be a private burial service. A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at a later date.

DR. ROBERT P. GOULD

WINSLOW – Dr. Robert P. Gould, 87, of Winslow, died peacefully, on Friday, September 4, 2020, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Robert was born on December 3, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Mamree P. Fraser and Horace H. Gould.

He lived in Blue Hill from 1935-40 and then to Ellsworth in 1940, and attended Ellsworth High School. He was active in sports and theater and graduated in 1950. He was proud of winning the public speaking contest at the state level in 1949.

After high school Robert served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. He also attended the University of Houston and the University of Maine. In 1953 he married Mary Sue Harris and they had three children Robert Harris, Linda Susan and Lisa Ann.

After graduating from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1961, he moved to Skowhegan to open his dental practice which spanned 40 years.

In 1990 he married the love of his life, Nancy Jean Staples. They enjoyed many wonderful years at Moosehead Lake, Boothbay Harbor, playing golf, traveling and making their homes in Skowhegan, Florida, and Winslow.

Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing with his best friends, Bill Philbrick, Jim Dufour, Mickey Powers and George Cannell, at Lakewood Golf course, in Madison. He was a proud member of Kora Shrine Temple, Masons and the Rotary Club where he served as president in the mid-’70s.

Robert was a member of the Federated Church of Skowhegan and sang in the choir for 26 years. He also served as deacon and held other positions on committees. He had a lifelong passion for singing and loved to sit in with Kay Brown at the Tugboat Inn, in Boothbay Harbor, up until last year at the age of 86. Another fond memory of Boothbay Harbor was playing an extra in the filming of the musical “Carousel” in 1956.

In recent years Robert especially looked forward to monthly luncheons with his family. While at Oak Grove Center, where he lived in his last year, he loved listening to his music through headphones and often shared his favorite tunes with the other residents so they could enjoy it, too. He loved putting jigsaw puzzles together and looked forward to his daily newspaper and crossword puzzle. In his time at Oak Grove he made many friends including many of the Wyeth staff and his “Bingo Buddies”.

Robert was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Nancy Stenger, and his son, Robert Harris Gould.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, daughters Linda Nickerson (Richard), of Windham, and Lisa Knightly (John), of Poland; stepchildren Cathy Lovendahl (Anders), of Waterville, Scot Adams (Chris), of Starks, Michael Adams (Lesley), of Norridgewock; grandchildren Benjamin Toppi, Laura Toppi and Kathryn Seymour; step-grandchildren; Mandy Adams, Jason Seymour, Amanda Doyle, Ashley Adams, Nick Adams, Cameron Seymour, Dylan Adams, Arianna and Sarah Nickerson, and Olivia Lovendahl; six step-great-grandchildren; nephew Teddy MacGregor and niece Heidi Potter.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no visiting hours and there will be a private celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lakewood Theater, PO Box 331, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, September 3, 2020

ROSEMARY ROWE

VASSALBORO – Rosemary Rowe, 89, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, from a long battle with Alz­hei­mer’s disease. She was born on August 27, 1930, in Germany, the second child of Kurt and Frieda Trettau.

The family moved to the United States, lived in Pennsylvania, then settled in Vassalboro.

She married the love of her life on June 28, 1953, and together they had three children. She enjoyed attending military balls. She enjoyed animals, especially horses and dogs. She also enjoyed having the grandchildren over to visit and swim in the pool. Her family especially liked her German cooking to include German potato salad and Sauerbraten.

Rose earned her degree as an RN and went on to be the administrator of the Augusta Convalescent Center and Country Manor, and after retirement, worked for Stanley Painter, MD.

She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Urban “Sonny” Rowe Jr.; both her parents; and her two sisters, Dot and Liz.

She is survived by her children, Gretchen Mangin, Eric Rowe, and his wife Debbie, and Jon Rowe his wife and Sheri; 10 grandchilden Vickie, Peter, Benji, Bennie, Erica, Amanda, Becky, Jon Jr., Justin and Stephen; great-grandchildren, Allison, Cody, Grace, Ronan, Tyler, Dylan, Hayden, Gavin, Kyle, Conner, Marrissa, Alexsis, Jake, Nick, Matt, Kiersten, Lennon, Archor, Abbey, Braxton; and several nieces and nephews.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta, where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfh.com.

MARLENE M. McFADDEN

SIDNEY – Marlene M. McFadden, 67, of West River Road, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 16, 2020, at her home. She was born in Augusta on November 7, 1952, the daughter of William Ballard and Joan (Norwood) Ballard.

Marlene was a 1970 graduate of Cony High School, in Augusta, and a year later, she married her husband Theodore “Teddy” McFadden, at the age of 19, on August 12, 1972. They were married for almost 38 years. While working full time and raising three young children, she received her associate degree in business administration from the University of Maine at Augusta.

Prior to her retirement, she worked for 27 years for the state of Maine including the Department of Agriculture and retiring from the Maine Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Marlene, a.k.a. “Merlin”, was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her biggest joy in life were her three children, and four grandchildren, with whom she enjoyed spending most of her time. She was an avid reader, sometimes reading two to three books at a time. She was also a history fanatic, loved to play cards/games with her family and also enjoyed playing solitaire. She recently found a new interest in exploring YouTube and knew all about the latest trends and gossip. Marlene also enjoyed watching the TV show Jeopardy where she loved to answer the questions (which she answered right most of the time). Most nights you could find Marlene watching The Housewives Franchise or Game of Thrones with her daughter Shannon. She also had a great love for animals, especially her dog Lola, and two cats, Mickey and Milo.

Her parents preceded her in death, as well as her husband, Theodore Thomas McFadden.

Surviving is a daughter, Shannon McFadden, of Sidney; two sons, Travis McFadden and his partner Betty Carver, of West Gardiner, and Wes McFadden, of Sidney; two sisters, Linda Cameron and her husband Mark, of Augusta, and Billie-Jo Glynn and her partner Brad Clement, of Readfield; four grandchildren, Payton McFadden, of Sidney, Lily McFadden, of Belgrade, Cassandra Proctor, of Belgrade, and Avery Faircloth, of Belgrade; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a celebration of life in September to honor and remember Marlene.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.

STELLA LABBE

WATERVILLE – Stella Labbe, 93, of Waterville, died peacefully on Friday, August 21, 2020. She was born in Caribou on January 16, 1927, to the late Francis and Ethel Dionne.

The Dionne family moved to Fairfield when Stella was a young girl but she always had fond memories of Aroostook County. She attended Immaculate Heart of Mary School and Lawrence High School, both in Fairfield.

Stella was passionate about her family, friends, cooking, gardening, and the ocean. She loved music and dancing and she enjoyed watching women’s collegiate basketball as well as baseball, hockey, and golf. Quality time with family and trips to Arizona to visit her son and his family and extended family members was important to her.

She worked for many years at the C.F. Hathaway Shirt Company, in Waterville, after various jobs, mostly in cooking, including at the St. Francis de Sales rectory, and owning her own restaurant in the early 1970s, Stell’s Restaurant, in Albion.

She was married for 25 years and predeceased by Richard Labbe, of Waterville; and predeceased by five brothers and sisters.

Stella is survived by her three sons and their families, Michael and Virginia Labbe, of Smithfield, Carl and Kathryn Labbe, of Mesa, Arizona, and Randy and Susan Labbe, of Waterville; two sisters, Marie and Joyce; and many nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Michael, Jeffrey, Rick, Lorna, Dana, Douglas, Gina, Marc, David, and Tricia.

Stella wanted a simple Mass Intention at Corpus Christi Parish, in Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Stella Labbe’s memory for special programming on Moonlight Bay. Checks can be made out and sent t Northern Light Continuing Care, Lakewood, 220 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Waterville, ME 04901-4526.

JEANNE GILBERT

WATERVILLE – Jeanne Gilbert, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 21, 2020.

Jeanne’s family was the most important thing to her. Her love for her family was only equaled by her love of God and church.

She was the last surviving member of a large family, which included six brothers, Gerard, Clem, Robert, Louis (Babe), Henry and Paul, and three sisters, Helen, Margo and Cecile, who passed away way too young.

Jeanne married Louis Gilbert in 1953. They moved to Winslow, speaking very little English, to raise their family. Jeanne worked for 41 years at C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, while raising two young boys. As a devout Catholic, Jeanne and Louis never missed Sunday Mass. They instilled the values of church and family into both of their sons, teaching them that family was the most important thing in life.

After Jeanne retired from C. F. Hathaway, unable to sit and enjoy her retirement, she volunteered at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Waterville, in the hospital café for over 10 years.

Jeanne was predeceased by her parents, her brothers and sisters, her husband Louis, who passed away in 2003 and by her grandson Robert.

She is survived by James and Rose Gilbert, and their sons Jason and Penny, and granddaughter Jazmine, and Matthew and Jen, and grandson Isaac, and Robert’s son Elijah. She is also survived by Marc and Cathy Gilbert, and their sons Ryan and Mandy, and granddaughter Ella, and Chris Gilbert.

There will be no public visiting hours or church service.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville, An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.

TIM POULIN

SIDNEY – Tim Poulin, of Sidney, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, August 22, 2020. A son of Dr. Donald R. and Beatrice D. Poulin, of Belgrade, seventh born of 11 children, and graduated from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, in 1977.

Tim joined the United States Coast Guard in 1979, and became a Fireman Apprentice. When living in Oklahoma he helped his brothers establish and operate Doc Roofing Co. with his son and nephew. He worked at Charlie’s Toyota dealership, in Augusta, and will be missed by many and remembered for his ready smile, quick wit and good nature. He was a natural salesman, a collector of people, and always with genuine concern.

Family gatherings were very important to him and most special was the time spent with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed his Catholic faith, hours fishing, golfing, going to Red Sox games with family and friends, cooking for his family, telling stories and making people laugh.

Timothy was predeceased by his parents, Dr. Donald R. and Beatrice D. Poulin; and two brothers, Peter and Marc.

He is survived by his son, Corey Poulin and partner Kirstie Patterson; daughter, Taylor Poulin and wife Trinity Axtell; and siblings, Diane Poulin (Peter’s spouse), Paul and wife Betsy, Philip, Pamela Kearney and husband Patrick, Thomas and wife Kim, Theodore and wife Carol, Trudy and partner John Sullivan, Meg and partner Jeff Yankowsky, Mathieu and wife Becky; two grandchildren, Keagan and Raelynn; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a private service held. He will be laid to rest in the Veterans Cemetery, in Augusta.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

FLOYD C. FROST SR.

OAKLAND – Floyd C. Frost Sr., 71, of Oakland, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Floyd was born December 6, 1948, in Waterville, the son of the late Guy and Mabel (Palmer) Frost. He was a graduate of Messalonskee High School class of 1970.

He was the husband of Edith A. (Stevens) Frost with whom he shared 38 years of marriage.

Floyd worked for the state of Maine as a custodian for 22 years until his retirement. He previously worked as a weaver for Cascade Woolen Mills, in Oakland, for 17 years.

Floyd enjoyed working and fishing. He also enjoyed helping others out when needed.

In addition to his wife Edith, Floyd is survived by his children, Darin Frost, of Waterville, Floyd C. Frost Jr., of South China, Mark Frost, of Guilford, Wyona-Lynn Shaunessey, of Winslow, Kathleen Wood, of Benton, and Patrick Patnaude, of Norridgewock; two sisters, Lilliemay Ellison and Barbara Cheatham both of Easley, South Carolina; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Floyd’s funeral services and interment will be held privately.

Arrangements are in the care of the Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

CARROLL R. YORK

WINDSOR – Carroll Raymond York, 95, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at the Togus VA Medical Center. Carroll was born in Windsor on April 6, 1925, the son of Raymond and Rubie (Colby) York.

He attended Windsor schools and graduated from Cony High School before entering the Army Air Corps, 8th Air Force in 1943.

At the height of World War II, SSgt York was stationed at Grafton-Underwood England with the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bomb Squadron as a B-17 Tail Gunner, flying more than 27 combat missions over Germany. The 10-man crew’s last mission on April 17, 1945, ended with an emergency landing at Giessen, Germany, with two engines out. Allied ground forces had captured this German fighter base only hours before. Carroll earned four Air Medals for heroism and meritorious achievement. He continued to serve in the European Theatre, flying refugees and allied troops to and from Morocco for flights home to the U.S. Carroll arrived home for Christmas 1945.

In recent years when asked about his most proud accomplishment, “Helping win the war,” was his quote again and again. In 2016, Carroll was made an honorary crew member on B17 “Sentimental Journey” and flew once again 70 years later.

Following his return, Carroll ran the family farm with his father and was employed at Togus VA Medical Center. He was a pillar of the Windsor community his entire life. His first “job” was in the 1930s as part of the town “bucket brigade” to fight fires. He served in numerous official and honorary roles until the time of his death.

Carroll was one of the founders of the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department in 1946 and served as chief and assistant chief for more than 70 years. He was a leader for the Maine Tree Farm Association since 1952, Maine Tree Farm #3. He was honored to receive the Spirit of America Volunteer award from the town of Windsor. Among his memberships in civic groups were the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. A recent especially proud moment was participating in Honor Flight of Maine’s June 2016 trip to Washington D.C. Carroll was the Emeritus President of the C and M Saw Mill at the time of his death.

Carroll married his childhood sweetheart, Madelyn (Sproul) in 1946 and they cherished their 59 years of marriage until Madelyn died in 2005. He was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all. The most important thing in his life was his family and friends. He was always very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carroll was admired, loved and respected for his core values, deep faith and belief in God, work ethic, remarkable generosity and humility, and love of country and community. During his recent 95th birthday celebration, Carroll was recognized for being one of the most positive, thoughtful, and inspirational people you could ever meet. He shared many valuable life lessons over the years and always focused on the positive. Carroll encouraged others to find their voice and to value all abilities.

Survivors include his children, C. Wayne York and wife Marla, and Sheila Ready and husband Ron, all of Windsor, and Dave York, of Florida; and eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Friday, August 28, at Rest Haven Cemetery, Route 32, Windsor.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd. (Rte. 32), Windsor. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.

The family suggests donations may be made in Carroll’s name to Honor Flight of Maine at honorflightme.org or Honor Flight Maine, P.O. Box 1770, Portland, ME 04104-1770, or to the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Kevin Ready, P.O. Box 101, Windsor, ME 04363.

CARLENE T. ROSSIGNOL

WATERVILLE – Carlene T. Rossignol, 73, formerly of Oakland, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at the Woodlands Assisted Living Facility, Waterville, following an extended illness, . She was born November 18, 1946, in Waterville, the daughter of Daniel and Yvette (Gagne) Rossignol.

Carlene attended local schools and graduated from Williams High School, Oakland. She enjoyed buying antiques and jewelry, rock digging, flea markets and yard sales, and the gem and mineral shows. She loved people and worked in retail for most of her life. For a few years she owned and operated a thrift store named Le Olde and New Shop, in Augusta. The last several years before retirement she was employed by Shaw’s Supermarket, in Waterville.

She was a long-time member of Corpus Christi Parish. She was greatly loved and will be missed by all.

Carlene is survived by her son, Stephen Pouliot and his significant other Lori; daughter, Kim Couture and her husband John; four grandchildren, Meagan Pouliot and her fiancé Tyler, Jillian Trask, Luke and Leah Couture; one great-grandchild, Addilyn; brother, Everett Rossignol and wife Hollee and their family; sister, Joyce St. Pierre and family; many nieces, nephews, cousins.

A graveside service was held on August 28, 2020, at St. Francis Cemetery, Grove Street, Waterville.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

DAVID H. FIRMAGE

FAIRFIELD – David H. Firmage passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020, following a battle with cancer. David was born in Bethesda, Maryland, on January 23, 1943, the son of William Kenneth and Phyllis (Fletcher) Firmage.

He attended New Jersey schools and graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree and University of Montana with a PhD in botany.

David moved with his family to Fairfield in 1975 where he began a distinguished 35-year career as a professor at Colby College, in Waterville. David was named a Clara C. Piper Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology and worked in numerous leadership roles at Colby. He was one of the founders of the Environmental Studies Program at Colby.

David served in numerous callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints over his lifetime. Most notably as a Bishop, Temple Worker and Missionary, in England as well as, along with his wife, in Canada and Africa.

David had many hobbies but was especially known to spend his time as an avid gardener, photographer and reader. He traveled all over the world and especially loved his time spent in Israel and South Africa.

David married his beloved wife of 55 years in 1965. He is a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to so many. The most important thing to him was his love and devotion to family and God.

Survivors include his wife, Alexandra; his children Kenneth and wife Sonja, of Eagle, Idaho, Anne and her husband James Dudley, of Fairfield, Elon and his wife Krista, of Fairfield, and Elizabeth and husband Jeron Paul, of Cottonwood Heights, Utah; his 18 grandchildren, Erin Dixon, Kristen Piedra, Sean Firmage, Tim Dudley, Katie Harris, Morgan Ivancovich, Leah Dudley, Adam Paul, Jackson Dudley, David Wesley Paul, Alexa Firmage, Hallie Firmage, Ciel Paul, Simeon Paul, Chandler Firmage, Rachel Firmage, Charles Bowden Paul and Tessa Firmage; five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Karen-Marie Skousen and brother, Charles Firmage.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

A private graveside service was held on September 3, in the Fairfield Maplewood Cemetery.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

BERNARD J. LAREAU

WATERVILLE – Bernard Joseph Lareau, 87, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020, at Northern Light Inland Hospital, in Waterville. He was born July 31, 1933, in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Delphis and Eva (Caisse) Lareau.

He attended St. Joseph Elementary School, and graduated from Milton High School in 1954. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1957 until his honorable discharge in 1959. On June 6, 1964, he married Rosalie J. Little, in Lyndonville, Vermont.

He was employed as a cable supervisor for Western Union for 20 years, Lareau’s Market (Mom & Pop Store) for 20 years, and Irving/Circle K for 20 years.

Bernard was a member of Scared Heart Church in Corpus Christi Parish, in Waterville, and the Forrest J. Pare V.F.W. Post #1285, in Waterville.

He enjoyed camping, traveling, and golfing.

Bernard is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rosalie J. (Little) Lareau; two daughters, Denise A. Russell and husband Ian W., of Canaan, and Amy L. Fleurent and husband Jeremy, of Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren, Aaron M. Clement and fiancee Melissa Grant, of Fairfield, Devon L. Meservie and wife Deanna, of Norridgewock, Brooke L. Stewart, of Nebraska; great-grandchildren, Riley Eva Stewart, of Nebraska, David Russell Meservie, of Norridgewock, Benjamin Aaron Clement, of Fairfield; step-grandchildren, Corey J. Thibodeau, of Albion, Melinda L. Russell, of Vassalboro; five step-great-grandchildren, Alex, Keira, Raistlyn, Mabri, Maxton; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters; and four brothers.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Bernard’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association of Maine, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

SUSAN L. CARROLL

SOUTH CHINA – Susan Lori (Blaisdell) Carroll, 63, passed away on Sat­urday, August 22, 2020, at her home in South China, following a long battle with Alz­hei­mer’s. Her husband of 38 years, Patrick Carroll, was at her side.

Susan was born January 4, 1957, in Fort Fairfield, daughter of Robert B. Blaisdell and Yvette (Violette) Blaisdell.

Susan attended Fort Fairfield schools and the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Susan’s incredible work ethic was infused by her parents while growing up on a potato farm in Fort Fairfield, and was evident to all who knew or worked with her. Susan’s career began as a computer operator at Union Mutual Life, in Portland, before accepting management positions at Interactive Data Processing in Waltham, Massachusetts, and Automatic Data Processing in Santa Clara, California. Susan resigned her position at ADP to move to Japan with her husband and stepdaughter Amy, turning down a significant promotion to stay behind. Despite her love for her job, Susan’s love for adventure was greater. She made the best of her year in Tokyo – learning the language, the culture, the city, but especially the cuisine. After returning to California, Susan decided to refocus her work ethic and be a stay-at-home mom. On the birth of her daughter Laura Jean Carroll, the family decided to relocate to Maine for Laura’s formative years. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

Susan had a big heart. She was very generous, and always helping others, especially family and friends. Susan eventually dedicated much of her time to the Southern Maine Agency on Aging/Meals on Wheels program, managing the budget, as well as planning and preparing meals for the elderly. Her efforts were rewarded daily by the personal contact she enjoyed so much while delivering the meals. Susan stayed active in this role until she was no longer able to drive.

An avid reader, Susan often hosted a book club, comprised of friends, family, good books, and especially great food.

Susan’s expertise in Southeast Asian cuisine was legendary in southern Maine for several years; she greatly enjoyed cooking and sharing with her family and many friends.

Susan was also an animal lover. She raised Malamutes, and always had a dog and cat underfoot. Although she had little experience with horses, she delivered a mare about to be born breech. She rolled up her sleeves, did what she had to do, and delivered a healthy young horse. The owners named the horse “Susan’s Surprise”.

While living in California, Susan was passionate about soccer, playing in a women’s league, and was a member of a South Bay Area championship team. She also played in a second league – on a co-ed team. Susan had no fear.

Besides her husband, Susan is survived by her daughter Laura, of Newport; her mother, Yvette Blaisdell; a stepson Christopher Carroll, of Hermon; sisters Linda Davis, of Portland; Diana Hopkins, of Westbrook, Karen Sorgen, of Jasper, Georgia, Robin DeMerchant, of Windham, and Betsy Fechalos, of Alpharetta Georgia; one brother, Robert W. Blaisdell, of Connor; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and grandchildren.

Susan was predeceased by her father Robert, and stepdaughter Amy.

A private ceremony of remembrance will be held in Fort Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at http://www.alz.org, alz.org.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, August 27, 2020

GLORIA C. SIMPSON

WATERVILLE – Gloria C. Simpson (Pouliot), 86, of Winslow, passed away at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, on Friday, August 14, 2020. She was born in Winslow on February 23, 1934, to parents, Leo and Marie (Bedard) Pouliot.

Gloria graduated from Winslow High School in 1952. She married Richard Simpson in 1954 with whom she spent 32 years. She was employed as an office manager for Kennebec Supply, in Winslow, for many years.

Gloria’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family. She also enjoyed reading, playing the piano, watching the Red Sox, spending time at the coast and painting. She was a very talented artist and her masterpieces will live on in the homes of the ones she loved. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow.

After her husband’s passing, from diabetes, she volunteered countless hours for the American Diabetes Association. She also loved spending time with her four-legged best friend, Bella, who always had extra love and kisses for her.

Glo had a kind, loving and generous soul. Her smile was infectious and her great sense of humor.

Gloria is predeceased by her parents; her husband; and her brother, Reginald Pouliot, of Connecticut.

Gloria is survived by her brother-in-law, Donald Simpson and wife Nancy, of Waterville. (She referred to Don and Nancy as her angels, as they became best friends as well as her caretakers over the years.); her niece, Wendy Aucoin and husband Gerard, of Waterville, as well as their son Cameron Aucoin. Cam was Aunt Glo’s “Main man”. They enjoyed countless breakfast dates and shared a very special bond. Each of them always knew how to make the other one feel better. She is survived by cousin, Carmen Easinsky, of Winslow, as well as several nieces, nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Gloria’s guestbook at http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

A prayer service will be held at St. Francis Cemetery, in Waterville, at a later date, and due to the Covid-19 virus restrictions, services will be private.

A service of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville, ME 04901. (207)872-7676.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in her name to the Waterville Area Humane Society.

YVETTE MITCHELL

WATERVILLE – Yvette C. Mitchell, 95, of Waterville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at the Lakewood Nursing Home, in Waterville. She was born in Waterville on March 10, 1925, the second child of Eddie J. and Alice (Maheu) Pooler.

Yvette graduated from Waterville High School in 1942, and married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Paul Mitchell, on August 20, 1949. Other than a period of 7 – 8 years in New York City and the Boston suburbs when they were first married, Yvette lived here in Waterville. She and Paul raised their four children and together shared 68 years of wedded bliss.

Although she never really came out and said it, Yvette loved Waterville. It was home to her extended family, including her Mitchell in-laws and her Pooler siblings, especially her sister Rita.

Yvette was a terrific cook and baker, with famous family recipes for her chicken pie, her chocolate cake and her whoopie pies. She dedicated years of her life supporting husband Paul’s business endeavors at GHM Insurance Agency, in Waterville, and raising her children, sending them off to college and to start their own families. She was a tremendous mother, but in many ways the prime of Yvette’s life started with the birth of her grandchildren, all 12 of them. Nothing brought Yvette more happiness than spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially at their sporting events or at her home away from home, her summer camp on Great Pond, which served as the family gathering spot and scene of happy memories for many years.

She would oversee the swimming, tubing and water skiing of her grandchildren, then send them off by boat to Day’s Store, in Belgrade, with a dollar in hand to buy whatever special treat they desired. She loved to cheer on her grandchildren at their sporting events, from football and basketball games in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to baseball games in Marblehead, Massachusetts, to track meets, hockey games and tennis matches, in Waterville and Winslow.

Until her Parkinson’s took over, she never missed a graduation, wedding or big family event.Yvette was humble. She never wanted the glory or to be the center of attention, and was much more comfortable in the background. That was her comfort zone, the one- on-one talk, where she could stress the fundamentals of life – education, hard work, keep moving forward, try hard and do your best. And she stressed these to her grandchildren.

Yvette was never negative, she never had a bad word to say about anyone, let alone someone from her family. Yvette was tough, and she never complained. For the last ten years or so, she had very limited mobility and for the last five years was confined to a wheelchair, unable to comfortably move. During those years at Lakewood Nursing Home, she never complained about her situation or complained about the pain she was in. She did not want to talk about herself, she wanted to talk about her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren; how they were doing, what they were doing. They were the great loves of her life, and we will all miss her so.

Survivors include her four children, Paul J. Mitchell Jr. and his wife Suzanne, of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Linda Mitchell Price and her husband Stuart Price, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jeffrey D. Mitchell and his wife Lisa, of Winslow, and William E. Mitchell and his wife Vicki, of Waterville; 12 grandchildren, Colin, Nara, Stephanie, Stuart, Bethany, Catherine, Jacqueline, Jessica, Taylor, Michael, Nicole and Sean; and her nine great-grandchildren, Emlyn, Quinn, Mitchell, Charlotte, Vivian, Clara, Will, William and Elizabeth; brother-in-law George Mitchell and sister-in-law Heather, of New York City, and her sisters-in-law Barbara Atkins and Janet Mitchell, both of Waterville.

She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Mitchell, and her brother John Pooler and sister Rita Stuart.

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

In light of Covid-19 restrictions, all services will be private.

An online guest book may be signed and condolences expressed at http://www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

DAVID R. SPENCER

WATERVILLE – David R. Spencer, 73, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born February 18, 1947, in Caribou, the son of Robert and Verna (Cote) Spencer.

David served in the United States Army, then in the National Guard for many years retiring as an E5. Known to many as “Spence”, David was a hard working man who was always ready to lend a hand to anyone in need. Always smiling and up for a spirited chat.

He was co-owner of Wishing Well Manufacturing and worked for various restaurant equipment vendors. He spent 16 years working for the state of Maine highway crew. David retired at 62 and spent the remainder of his time doing handyman jobs for family and friends.

He enjoyed being “Grumpa” to his four-legged grandson, Lucky, and going for daily walks with him. He was proud to be an honorary member of the Hamlin family and enjoyed many family gatherings with them.

He enjoyed working on carpentry projects, eating out, and going on many day trips with Susan and Patsy. He loved going to Dunkin’ Donuts to gather with friends. He also liked perusing Marden’s and The Home Depot for any new tools for gadgets he didn’t already have. He never met a tool he didn’t like or couldn’t use.

David is survived by his daughters, Lisa Cormier, Lori Harrell and husband Sam, both of Tennessee, daughter-in-law, Susan Hamlin Spencer, of Waterville; niece, Eileen Alley and partner Mark Gifford, of Bucksport; grandchildren, William Cormier, Bernard Cormier and wife Lesley, Kayla Cormier and partner Deron Martell, David and Logan Guinn, Robert Spencer and partner Jacob Dyer; great-grandchildren, Mason and Ava Cormier, Zavier Cormier, Gabrielle Martell; siblings, Michael Spencer, of Oakland, Thomas Spencer, of Dover-Foxcroft; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by parents, Verna and Robert Spencer; siblings, Arthur, Bill, Gloria and Linda; son, Scott A. Spencer; and son-in-law, Marc Cormier.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Rd., Skowhegan, ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in David’s memory to Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels, Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold St. Waterville, ME 04901.

MARGARET E. GLOWA

SOUTH CHINA – Margaret E. “Marge” Glowa, 88, of South China, and formerly of Shelton, Connecticut, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Monticello on August 23, 1931, to the late Harry and Dorothy Beaton.

For 61 years, she was the wife of John E. Glowa, who predeceased her in 2014. She was also predeceased by sons, Andrew and Steven and a sister, D. Elaine Bailey.

Margaret was born on a potato farm in northern Maine during the Great Depression. She and her family moved to Robinsons in the 1940s where she helped on the farm, picking potatoes and driving the truck. In 1952, she graduated from Aroostook State Normal School, in Presque Isle, and started her teaching career. She married in 1953, and in 1955 moved to Stratford, Connecticut, with her new family. She moved to Shelton with her husband and two young sons in 1960 and lived in the same home until 2016 when she returned to live in Maine.

In the late 1960s, Margaret went back to college and resumed her teaching career. She taught for many years at Elizabeth S. Shelton Elementary School until her retirement. She was a wonderful, loving and supportive mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. When her sons were growing up she was active in the Cub Scouts and the Shelton Little League. She always supported her sons and their families in whatever they did and she believed in living by example.

Margaret is survived by her son, John Glowa, of South China; grandchildren, John Jr., Joseph, Jeffrey, Leanne, Andrea and Michael; eight great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Valadez, of Hampton, Virginia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins; former daughter-in-law, Joanne Glowa, of Winslow, and her son, John’s partner, Charlene Rackliff ,of Vassalboro.

A walk-through visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 29, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton, Connecticut. Visitors are asked to wear masks and social distance as they walk through, pay their respects, and exit without lingering to ensure all guests can come through the building. Her funeral service and burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, River Rd.. Shelton, Conn. at 2:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Margaret’s memory to the Elizabeth S. Shelton School library. Checks can be made out to Elizabeth S. Shelton School and sent to John M. Glowa Sr., 30 Meadow Wood Drive, South China, ME 04358.

SAMUEL BRELSFORD

WATERVILLE – Samuel Brelsford, 77, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020, following a long battle with cancer. Tony was born Jan. 15, 1943 in Providence, Rhode Island, to Raymond and Rose Brelsford.

He enlisted in the United States Army on March 19, 1962, where he served in the Vietnam and Korean wars and as a Military Policeman at Fort Riley, Kansas.

Following an honorable discharge, Tony followed his brother, Bill, to Maine where he worked at Bath Iron Works, then married the love of his life, Janice Dashiell, October 15, 1983. They were married 36 years.

Tony was a die-hard Red Sox fan, people person, jokester, nature and dog lover, and enjoyed his large collection of model cars, which he shared with many children through the years. He had several security jobs and worked his last job at Circle K, Fairfield, where he enjoyed sharing a lifetime of stories with drivers and coworkers.

Tony was predeceased by his parents; brother, Bill; and oldest son, Ernest.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; daughter, Barbara Barrs and husband, Tim, and stepdaughter, Darlene Frost, all of Waterville; sons John Brelsford and wife, Anna, of Erin, Tennessee, and Steven Brelsford and wife, Marsha, of Checotah, Oklahoma; stepdaughter, Diana Larson and husband, Steve, of Suffield, Connecticut; stepson, Eric Dashiell and wife, Wanda, of Hampden; sister Joan Andrews, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many friends and extended family.

Committal prayers took place at the Veterans Cemetery Memorial Wall, Augusta, Aug. 25.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the

Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901, where Tony donated many of his model cars.

CONSTANCE J. KIRK

WATERVILLE – Constance J. Kirk, 81, of Waterville, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Woodlands Assisted Living, in Waterville. She was born on February 15, 1939 to Albert and Marie (Roy) Nadeau.

She attended schools in Lewiston, graduating from Lewiston High School. She loved making memories with family and friends at Camp Megamasena, on Morrill Pond, in Hartland, her home away from home.

Connie was predeceased by her parents, of Lewiston; and brother, Ronald Nadeau,of Casco.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Kim Kirk, of Vassalboro; sons, William Kirk Jr., of South Portland, and Robert Kirk and wife, Valerie, of Levant; sister-in-law, Linda Nadeau, of Naples, Florida; grandchildren, Chad Caron, Ashley Caron, Tricia Kirk and Kayla Bubar; great-grandchildren, Xander Pugh, Carmen and David Brown; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date.

Connie will be laid to rest in St. Peter’s Cemetery, in Lewiston, in a private ceremony.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Connie’s guest book at http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for you to make a donation to a charity of your choice.

STEPHEN J. PALMER

OAKLAND – Stephen J. Palmer, 84, of Oakland, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Glenridge Nursing Home, in Augusta, following a lengthy illness. He is the husband of Janice C. (Wiley) Palmer with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Stephen was born September 6, 1935, in Bridgton, son of the late Gerald H. and Marie (Embich) Palmer.

He grew up in Bridgton and was a 1953 graduate of Bridgton High School. He went on to attend Franklin Technical Institute, in Boston. Stephen worked for National Cash Register as a service technician for many years until his retirement.

Stephen enjoyed spending time at home with his family. His favorite activities were those pursued in the Maine outdoors including fly fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and riding his motorcycle.

In addition to his wife Janice, Stephen is survived by his three daughters, Diane Angelo and her husband Paul, of Troy, Carolyn LaVerdiere and her husband Steve, of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, Rebecca Watson and her husband Don, of Gilford, New Hampshire; and his son, James Palmer, of Augusta; his brother, Joel Palmer, of Limerick, Joel’s wife Linda; his sister-in-law, Maxine Palmer and his brother-in-law, Dean Brown; nine grandchildren, Laura, Amy, Thomas, Edward, Tyler, Taylor, Morgan, Sarah and Emily; his great-grandchildren Donovin, Treva, Brenton, Aiden, Lenna, Oliver and James; nieces and nephew, Cathy, Robin, Penny, Jonathan and Amy.

In addition to his parents, Stephen was predeceased by his sister, Susan Palmer Brown and his brother, Carlton Palmer.

Stephen’s funeral service was held at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 25 Church Street Oakland on Saturday, August 22. His graveside service followed at Lewis Cemetery, Oakland..

Arrangements are in the care of the Wheeler Funeral Home, 25 Church St., Oakland.

Condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers donations in Stephen’s memory may be made to the Oakland Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 187, Oakland, ME 04963.

RALPH G. BOURASSA

WINSLOW– Ralph G. Bourassa, 86, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at his home in Winslow, following a brief illness. Ralph was born and raised in Winslow, the son of Lucy (Dusty) and Donat Bourassa.

Ralph attended Winslow High School, graduating in 1953, where he excelled in football. He was employed as a first-class lineman by Central Maine Power (CMP) Company for 45 years. While at CMP, Ralph loved to treat his fellow linemen with his beautiful voice by singing Country and traditional French-Canadian folk songs over the company’s truck radio system, much to the dismay of CMP’s management. He thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow CMP linemen and thought of them like family.

A devout Catholic, he was a member of Corpus Christi Parish. He had a quick wit and a compassionate spirit who always tried to find the good in everyone. He was also a wicked cribbage player and was always up for a competitive game but was considerate enough to “allow” everyone to win a few games before showing them who was the cribbage boss. Ralph was a great cook who enjoyed preparing meals for his family, friends and anyone who dropped in as it was important to him that everyone felt welcomed.

Ralph enjoyed retirement with his wife in St. Maarten and by keeping busy with countless projects around the home, reading books about history and visiting with friends and family.

Like his seven brothers, Ralph served in the United States Army and was deployed in Germany from 1957 to 1959, working in Special Weapons.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda (Thomas) Bourassa; and their two children, Nikki and Michael; sister, Yvette “Jackie” Bourassa; brother-in-law, Michael Thomas and wife Candy and their daughter, Amy Pool; sisters-in-law, Jo-Ann Bourassa, Judith Veneziano, and Gail Thomas; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. “Mr. B.” will be missed by Mikayla, Amara, Braden and Elaina Rioux.

Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Lucy (Dusty) and Donat Bourassa; his brothers, Donald, Earnest, Frank, Lawrence, Leo, Carl, Richard; and his sisters, Lucille, Rena, Mona, Irma Munro, and Annette Thurlow; in-laws, Robert Thomas, Barbara (Wheeler) Thomas and their son, Ronald Thomas.

A graveside service will be held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, on Grove St., in Waterville, on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 10 a.m. Protective face coverings are required for attendance.

In Ralph’s memory, donations may be made to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street, Waterville ME 04901 or to a charity of your choosing.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

Messages of condolence may be left at the bottom of this page in the comments section.

GREGORY J. DUGUAY

WATERVILLE – Gregory “Greg” John Duguay, 54, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020, due to medical complications. He was born March 24, 1966, in Waterville, the son of Lawrence and Faylene (McCann) Duguay.

Greg graduated from Winslow High School and attended Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, in Bangor, as well as Central Maine Technical College, in Auburn, where he earned an applied science degree.

Greg was currently employed at Ware-Butler, Inc., in Waterville. He had recently become a member of the Elks Club. He loved spending time with his large extended family and many friends. He enjoyed all sports, but his passion was music. He was the drummer in the band RFactor13 for several years. Greg especially looked forward to his annual trip to Delaware to watch the NASCAR races and visit with friends.

Greg was a loving son. He was kind, generous, loyal, and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his parents, Lawrence and Faylene Duguay; sister, Karen; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 29, at 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow, for family only.

There will be a Celebration of Life at 11:30 a.m., for friends and family at the Elks Lodge, in Waterville, at the outdoor, open air, covered pavilion. CDC guidelines apply, masks and social distancing required.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, August 20, 2020

EDWARD B. MARR

VASSALBORO – Edward Byron Marr, 65, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Vassalboro, following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born to Edward Milton and Ann Marie Glazier Marr at Augusta General Hospital.

He was the oldest of three children and became somewhat of a little brother to his Aunt Julie Glazier.

Ed was educated in the Augusta school system and graduated from Cony High School in 1973. Eddie was a hard worker and always showed up to do more than what was asked of him. He worked as a painter and laborer then obtained his class II license and worked for H.R. Hanson, in Vassalboro, until 1979, prior to starting his career as a commercial truck driver for Blue Seal Feeds, in Augusta, before retiring in 2017. Ed worked long hours and earned numerous awards for safe driving. This work ethic earned him the nickname “Lucky”, and he will be sadly missed by all his co-workers.

Ed decided to enjoy his remaining days in the company of his wife of 32 years, Karen, and close family, along with his dog, Bear.

He is survived by his wife Karen; son, Edward B. Marr II; brother and best friend, Michael Marr and his wife, Denise; sister Leslie Marr, brothers-in-law Ronald Goodheart and his significant other, Cindy Randler, Daniel Goodheart and his wife Debi, and Gary Goodheart; mother-in-law Jeannine Goodheart; uncle Thomas Glazier, aunt Julie Glazier and their families; nieces and nephews; grandnephews and cousin.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, August 29, at the St. Bridget Center, in North Vassalboro.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at http://www.directcremationofmaine.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Jackson Laboratory, in Ed’s memory, to benefit cancer research. Go to http://www.jax.org.

SHIRLEY M. SHAW

SOUTH CHINA – Shirley M. (Robinson) Shaw, 84, of South China, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2020, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care-Gray Birch, following complications from a stroke in December 2019. She was born on January 7, 1936, in Gardiner, the daughter of Kenneth D. Robinson and Alta (Fitzherbert) Robinson.

She was married to her husband, George Shaw, for 44 years until his passing in 2001.

Shirley graduated from Gardiner High School and then went on to nursing school where she became an LPN. Her father opened Robinson’s Health Care Facility, in Gardiner, in 1953 where she worked and eventually became the administrator until the sale of the facility in 1988.

After being retired for several years Shirley went back to work running the office of Structurally Sound Builders, a family-owned general contracting business until retiring for good and spending time doing the things she loved.

Shirley enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, going to church and Bible study, reading and knitting. She looked forward to watching the harness races at the Windsor Fair every year and spending time with family and friends at the family camp in Boothbay during the summer. Shirley spent the winters at her home in Florida with her husband George for 10 years where they would entertain old and new friends. Shirley was a loving, caring woman who touched the hearts of everyone she met, and she will be missed dearly by many.

She is survived by her children, Karen McGillicuddy and her husband Joe, of South China, Kenneth Shaw and his partner Bea Handley, of Emden, Karol Shaw and her husband Shawn Haines, of Farmington, and George (Webb) Shaw and his wife Jodi, of South China; seven grandchildren, Danielle Tibbs and her partner John Campbell, of Salem, Kristy Burnette and her husband Alan, of Huntersville, North Carolina, Austin Shaw, Evan Shaw, Faith Shaw and Lee Shaw, all of South China, and Ethan Goff, of Salt Lake City, Utah; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Burnette, Ridgleigh Burnette, John (L J) Campbell; and her sister-in-law, Alice Baxter, of South China.

At the family’s request all services will be private, and burial will take place in Oak Grove cemetery, Gardiner.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.

Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website: http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Weeks Mills Baptist Church, 13 Deer Hill Road, Weeks Mills, Maine 04358.

JACOB T. SEIGARS

PALERMO – Jacob Thomas Seigars, 16, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 8, 2020, following a long, grueling battle against Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Jacob was born May 25, 2004, in Augusta, the son of Joseph Seigars Sr. and Heather Seigars (Buotte).

He grew up in China and Palermo, attended China and Palermo schools, and finally Erskine Academy, in South China.

Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Jacob was an all-star athlete who was especially talented on the basketball court, the soccer field, the baseball field and the track. He started playing sports at the age of three. Jacob was extremely proud of his school soccer team winning the SVAC championship his seventh and eighth grade years. Jacob was integral to these victories.

Jacob was a member of Jobs for Maine Graduates (JMG) and was the JMG student president his eighth grade year. Jacob was charismatic with a million-dollar smile. He loved life and people, making friends everywhere he went.

During Jacob’s fight against AML, he identified a need for comfort items and encouragement gifts for teen oncology patients. With active Leukemia he designed and sold a shirt to raise money to buy these gifts for teen cancer patients at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Jacob was compassionate for others his whole life and his compassion and love for others only grew as he battled childhood cancer himself.

Jacob cherished his blended family which included Mumma, Heather; Dad, Joe; Bonus Mom, Tasha and siblings, Shawn (18), Achiva (13), Joe Jr. (10) and Isabella (6). Jacob loved watching movies and playing video games with his big brother Shawn. They were lucky to be close in age and played on many sports teams together throughout their childhood.

Shawn selflessly donated his bone marrow to Jacob in May 2018 as well as Lymphocytes at a later point. Although Jacob relapsed after transplant, Shawn’s gift gave him more time to live. Jacob loved his “little big sissy” Achiva, they were best friends, always each other’s biggest advocate and protectors. They designed and planned to build an upcycled greenhouse with plans to fill it with cacti and succulents. Achiva will be completing their project in his honor.

Jacob loved his “little bro” Joe as his roommate and best friend. They loved playing Super Mario Brothers together, swimming together and building Legos. Jacob loved snuggling and spoiling his baby sister Bella. They had an incredible bond; she could do no wrong in his eyes.

Jacob loved animals with special love for his dogs Honey and Livvy and his cat Shade. Jacob loved his high school sweetheart Hannah Huff. Jacob’s best friend since primary school, Brayden Wilson, was the most loyal and genuine friend anyone could ask for, their friendship never wavered staying strong at every point through Jacob’s agonizing AML treatment.

Jacob loved spending time with his family and friends, playing Pokémon Go for days on end and playing Xbox and switch, shopping, swimming, fishing, camping, biking, tubing, four-wheeling, traveling, especially to Venice, Florida, flamingos, succulents and cacti, playing and watching sports, listening to music, playing board games, eating hot wings, he loved going to restaurants. Jacob loved building things and enthusiastically helped his Dad with any carpentry he could. He loved watching The Office, it was a great source of comfort and humor for him throughout his illness. Jacob received his very own “Dundie Award” in Boston after his bone marrow transplant.

Jacob fought Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) from January 16, 2018, until his death August 8, 2020. He­ relapsed January 2, 2019, relapsed again July 31, 2019, and relapsed for the final time in 2020. Due to brutal and archaic treatment protocols for childhood cancer and lack of protocols for relapsed AML, Jacob was left with many life limiting side effects including congestive heart failure, chronic lung scarring and infections, scarred veins, neuropathy, balance issues, chronic nausea, pain and fatigue. Even with these unimaginable hardships he smiled every day and lived life to the fullest. Jacob fought his childhood cancer with his family alongside him – trying everything available to cure his disease. He left no stone unturned. Jacob had cancer but cancer did not define him. In 2020 alone, Jacob spent over 60 days inpatient in the hospital, yet he kept smiling and his faith stayed strong.

He was a testimony of strength, humility, courage and hope every step of the way. Jacob took comfort in his faith and salvation in Jesus and chose to be baptized on June 16, 2019. Jacob was intelligent, kind-hearted, funny, handsome, compassionate, and a pure joy. To know him was to love him. Childhood cancer robbed him of his future leaving him Forever 16 and a gaping hole in the hearts of our family.

He is survived by his parents; his mother, Heather Seigars, of China; his father Joe Seigars Sr., and bonus mom Nastassja Seigars, of Palermo; his brothers Shawn and Joe Jr; his sisters Achiva and Isabella; maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Buotte; paternal grandparents, Daniel Sr. and Terry Seigars; grandparents, David and Terese deFlorio; maternal great-grandmother, Lynda Bailey; paternal great-grandmother, Nancy Seigars and great-grandmother, Isabelle Flanagan; aunt Cheryl Criniti and her husband Bernie; uncle Jason Buotte and his wife Sheree; uncle Dan Seigars and wife Sarah; uncle Andrew Seigars; aunt Laura Mcinnis and her husband Josh; 11 first cousins; girlfriend, Hannah Huff; best friend, Brayden Wilson and many other relatives.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, James Buotte; great-grandfathers: Frank Seigars, Carl Wharton, Thomas Flanagan, David Bailey; and great grandmothers: Barbara Wharton, Sandra Blais and Marion Rhoades.

In lieu of flowers, please make your tax-deductible donations in Jacob’s name either to Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Attn.: Child Life, 22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102, or Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Attn.; Social Work, 100 Campus Drive, STE 107 Scarborough, ME 04074. Please include #SeigarsStrong on the memo line of your donation. Additional ways to honor Jacob’s life, fight against AML, and his early death are by donating blood products, find a blood drive redcross.org, or registering with Be the Match as a bone marrow donor.

According to the American Cancer Society, “About 11,050 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020. After accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. About 1,190 children under the age of 15 are expected to die from cancer in 2020.” Only 4 percent of cancer research funding in the United States goes to childhood cancers. Our fervent hope is that Jacob’s death will bring more awareness of the drastic changes that are needed to save our children’s lives.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.

CARMELLE A. ROSSIGNOL

WATERVILLE – Carmelle A. Rossignol, 77, of Waterville, died peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at her home. Carmelle was born August 25, 1942, the daughter of Madeleine (Martin) and Leonel Ouellette

Throughout her life, Carmelle and Rosaire enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas yearly. She love every minute at the casino! She also enjoyed basket weaving with friends. Carmelle was a devoted Catholic and served as a Eucharistic Minister. Her greatest joy however, was her family. She loved each moment she shared with us ? cooking, camping, and having fun. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, because she loved to shop and spoil her grandkids.

Carmelle is survived by her husband, Rosaire J. Rossignol, of 55 years; four daughters, Renee Pellerin and her husband Craig, of Oakland, Nicole Clavette and her husband Russ, of Sidney, Monique Stanley and her husband Levi, of Fairfield, and Simone Goodspeed and her husband Andy, of Fairfield; grandchildren, Emily Pellerin, Tyler Pellerin, Ashley Clavette and Timothy Clavette; her sisters June Kirk and brother-in-law William Kirk, and Priscilla Cote; her sisters-in-law, Jean Anne Ouellette, Bernadette Poitras; her brother-in-law, Robert Rossignol and sister-in-law Rebecca Rossignol; and many nieces, nephews, cousins.

Carmelle was predeceased by her parents Leonel and Madeleine Ouellette, her brothers, Roland Ouellette and Raymond Ouellette, her sister Linda Coro, baby brother Donald Ouellette, and brother-in-law Jacques Poitras.

A graveside service was held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery in Waterville on Wednesday, August 19.

Arrangements were under the care and guidance of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street Waterville ME 04901 http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

SUSAN J. (MATHESON) LYLES

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Susan Jay Matheson Lyles, 65, of The Villages, Florida, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020, following an intense battle with colon cancer. Born in Waterville on June 24, 1955, Sue was the daughter of the late Delbert D. Matheson and Thelma P. Matheson.

Sue grew up in Waterville as the third child out of four in her family. In high school, she fell in love with languages and competed on the Spanish debate team. Sue graduated from Waterville High School in 1973 and attended Bucknell University where she graduated in 1977 with a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish.

After graduating from Bucknell, Sue moved to Washington, D.C. to live with her brother and sister-in-law while attending travel school. She worked as a travel agent for two years before joining Airline Tariff Publishing Company in November 1979 as a junior tariff compiler. After working for ATPCO for 34 years, Sue retired as a product specialist in 2013.

She married Donald Lyles in 1981, and they lived together in Herndon, Virginia, for 30 years before relocating to The Villages, in Florida.

Sue was described by people who knew her as a kind woman with a wonderful heart. She was quick-witted and always blew everyone out of the water while watching Jeopardy. Sue loved returning to Maine, especially in the summer. The lake in Maine with her family was her favorite place to be. She could float in the lake for hours and enjoyed listening to the loons at night. In Florida, she enjoyed many activities including book club, mah jong, trivia night at World of Beer, and especially golf with the Hollywood group.

Sue is survived by her husband, Donald; and her three daughters, Amanda Lyles, of Seoul, South Korea, Jo Lyles Jones and her husband Shane Jones, of Stafford, Virginia; MollyJane Connor and her husband Ethan Connor, of Charleston, South Carolina; and her two grandchildren, Raina and Ryder Jones; her mother, Thelma, of Waterville; her brother, Delbert “Don” Matheson and his wife Jenelle of Fort Collins, Colorado, his sister, Jane Matheson, of Biddeford, and her sister, Deborah M. Fabian and her husband Mark Fabian, of Oak Hill, Virginia.

The family plans to bury her in Mount Comfort Cemetery, in Alexandria, Virginia, and also to scatter some of her ashes at her family’s camp on the lake in Maine. A burial ceremony will be planned for next year when all family and friends can safely attend.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that people send memorial donations in Sue’s name to support colon cancer research or to Maine Audubon to preserve Maine’s wildlife and environment.

LANA (LIBBY) SUTTIE

THE VILLAGES, Fla. – Lana (Libby) Suttie, 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 10, 2020. She was born in Waterville on October 18, 1943, the daughter of Philip Libby and Lucille (Ouellette) Libby. Lana graduated from Waterville High School in 1961. She married David Suttie on June 8, 1963, and they enjoyed 53 wonderful years together.

Many people will remember Lana from her 26 years working as a bank teller throughout the Waterville area. She was always friendly and happy to see her many customers. Before retirement Lana spent 10 years at the Humane Society Waterville Area as receptionist and adoption coordinator.

Lana was a voracious reader and enjoyed late nights watching movies. She was a fan of all sports, and spent many years watching her kids play. She loved cooking, especially when she was entertaining during the holidays. The holidays were a special time for Lana. She cherished the time with family and friends making memories with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lana will be remembered for her fun-loving personality and great sense of humor. Putting a smile on everyone’s face was her specialty.

Lana was predeceased by her parents, Philip and Lucille; and her husband David.

She is survived by her four children, Andra Berglund and husband Hugh, of The Villages, Florida, Craig Suttie and wife Suzie, of Canaan, New Hampshire, Toby Suttie and wife Kim, and Kristian Suttie and wife Molly, all of Fairfield; five grandchildren, Jesse Berglund, Megan (Berglund) Boudreaux, Jacob Suttie, Elsie Suttie and Grant Suttie; great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Beau, and Layla; sister, Janet Smeltzer and husband David of Crofton, Maryland; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A family graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society, Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

CAROLYN CAREY

WATERVILLE – Carolyn “Kay” Carey, 82, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020, at home . She was born in Fairfield on August 14, 1937, to Kate and Gerard Duplessis.

Following high school, she married Carlton R. Carey, of Waterville. They shared 64 beautiful years of marriage and raised four children together. Her family was her top priority, committing the first 28 years of married life at home. She was actively involved in facilitating all of her children’s passions. Her most treasured time was spent bringing her family together for holidays.

She later spent 15 years as a ward clerk at Mount St. Joseph, in Waterville, and 10 years as the very vocal “silent” partner at Kennebec Building Supply, in Waterville, before retiring.

With Kay’s strength and selflessness, she was the matriarch of our family. Her gentle soul and playful spirit allowed her most endearing quality as a trusted confidant to shine.

Kay is survived by her husband, Carlton; her “golden child” Carl (Casey) Carey, his wife Alice Schlosser, of Vassalboro, and three daughters, Eva Goulette, of Waterville, Gale Mahoney, of Willimantic, Connecticut, and Lynne Boyd, of Saco; five grandchildren and their families, Geoff Boyd, Jamie Boyd, Chelsea Boyd, Casey Mahoney and Sarah Mahoney; her brother, Leo Duplessis and his wife, Shirley; two sisters, Gerry Mullen, of DePere, Wiconsin. and Sally LaVertu, of Brewer; as well as several nieces and nephews, and good friends.

Kay’s very kind heart and quick wit will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Due to the pandemic, the service will be held on what would have been Kay’s 83rd birthday, Friday, August 14, at 10 a.m., at St. Francis Cemetery, in Waterville, for family and close friends.

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

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc (www.lupus.org).

ARTHUR H. JOHNSON

SIDNEY – Arthur Hugh Johnson, 91, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020, at his home in Sidney. He was born January 16, 1929, in Harpswell, the son of Hugh and Maria (Hawkes) Johnson.

He attended schools in Harpswell and Orr’s Island in a one room school house. On October 27, 1953, he married Ruby Allard, in Augusta.

He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1952. He was a life time member of the American Legion. As a teenager, he was employed as a store clerk, then worked at the Rolex wristband factory, then retired after 35 years of service from the Augusta Mental Health Institute (AMHI) as a stationary engineer. In the ‘70s he was a firefighter with the Oakland fire department and in the 1980s did medical transport. Arthur enjoyed playing guitar and singing, yodeling, playing harmonica, boating/fishing, crossword puzzles and ice skating.

Arthur is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruby (Allard) Johnson, of Sidney; two daughters, Debra Short, of Augusta, Diane Trepanier and husband Doug, of Sidney; two brothers, Wayne Johnson and wife Marie, of Ocala, Florida, Dave Johnson and wife Frances, of Orr’s Island; three sisters, Phylis Gay, of Windham, Marilyn Colby and husband Raymond, of Oxford, Lorna Silvan and husband Jerry, of Orr’s Island; niece, Sharon Jones and husband Jim, of Orr’s Island; grandchildren, Tonya, Katie, Doug, Trisha, Theresa and Jessica; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by son, Dana Johnson; son-in-law, Fred Short; and sister, Harriet Johnson.

A Garden Memorial dedication will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Arthur’s memory to Maine Veterans Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta, ME 04330.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

JOHN T. HOLT SR.

FAIRFIELD – John Timothy Holt Sr., 67, of Fairfield, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. He was the son of the late Scott Obadiah and F. Genevieve Holt.

He work­­ed at Freezer Foods meat company for many years in the ‘70s and early ‘80s and at Keyes Fibre Co. (now Huhtamaki), in Waterville, for over 17 years. He was faced with tremendously challenging and varied health issues over almost a 30-year span. He was called Superman by those in the health care field. He never had a doubt of how deeply awestruck or proud his inner family was at how he handled whatever came his way next. He would want everyone, however, to focus on how he lived his entire life with charm, wonder, zeal, and humor.

John was a true Mainer and didnt believe there was a reason to leave Maine. He loved driving for the sake of driving; and traveled to most parts of Maine as a passion and hobby, having toured and explored most of inner and northern Maine as well as its entire coastline.

He loved camping, hunting, fishing, ice-fishing, snowmobiling, and apple picking. He loved playing horseshoes, darts, old-school arcade games, shooting pool and playing foosball and night golf. He could cook almost anything to perfection on a grill or over an open campfire. Music was an integral part of his life and he was a lifelong WABK, KC Kassem Top 40, and Paul Harvey listener and he attended almost every single East Benton Fiddlers Convention.

Times with his brothers and sister at camp, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or summer visits were some of his most favorite and memorable times.

John was an avid reader (he had a mother who read to him), he loved puzzles, jumbles, and word games. He adopted shelter dogs over the years and watched and fed his birds year-round. When he wasn’t in town, he could be found early on at Oak Pond and later at Webber Pond, in Vassalboro, entertaining family, friends, and strangers.

John was also a gardener at his home and his camp. His last big garden made the local news and his vegetables won prizes at local fairs.

He was an unparalleled, master storyteller. No one could hear a story of his without tears in their eyes and laughter pains in their stomach. Everyone who knew him would ask him to tell the one where…, and family would actively seek out those who hadn’t yet heard the mill stories, the brother stories or practical joke stories to someone new, just so they could all hear them again.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Terry J. and Scott Jr.

He is survived by his daughters, Julie Holt and Nicole Holt, and his namesake and son and best friend, John J.T. Timothy Holt, Jr; his brothers, Richard (Bobbie) Holt, Dana Michael (Linda) Holt, Daniel Patrick (Kim) Holt, and sister Mary Lee (Gary) Jones; grandchildren, Nathan and Ethan John; several nieces, nephews. He maintained extremely close relationships with Debby (Holt) Clark and Kim (Whittaker) Holt. He is also survived by Nancy Witham who donated a kidney to John in February 2005.

A Celebration of Life for friends and family will be held Spring 2021.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901 or to the National Audubon Society. John would say, adopt a pet or start feeding the birds.

LUCIA M. DIEHL

WATERVILLE – Lucia Maria Diehl, 74, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Lucia was born on December 24, 1945, in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Always having an adventurous soul she moved to the United States in 1965. Lucia graduated from Bryn Mawr College as a registered nurse. She worked as an ICU nurse while raising her three daughters on her own. Lucia was passionate about her faith in God, who carried her through hardships. She was an artist who built beautiful gardens, paintings, and crafts. She was never afraid to take on a remodel project for the house.

Lucy would often say that she wasn’t the one who did that amazing thing, but that it was God. She cared for all living creatures and loved making special treats for the birds, dogs, cats, horses, and donkey. She was a feminist who raised strong women. Her ultimate joy in the end was being Grammy.

Lucia is survived by her three daughters, Jennifer Diehl, Monica Diehl, Julie Moore and her granddaughter, Adelynn Moore.

A graveside service was held at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, on Monday, August 17. Due to Covid-19 restrictions attendance is limited.

Arrangements were under the care of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine. http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, August 13, 2020

DR. ALISON B. POULIN

ELLSWORTH – Dr. Alison Barbara Poulin, 61, of Ellsworth, died comfortably at home on Monday, July 13, 2020. Alison was born to Barbara and Arthur Poulin, of South China, on March 22, 1959.

She will be remembered for the enduring love and friendship she shared with others, and for the gentle strength, grace, and courage she brought to the last months of her life. Many people knew Alison as their family dentist, a role she fulfilled with great care for 23 years. She was well loved by her patients for her kindness and skill. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.

She considered her life growing up in a small lakeside village, surrounded by friendly neighbors and natural beauty, to be her own personal Camelot. Alison attended high school at Oak Grove-Coburn, inVassalboro, and earned a B.A. in zoology with High Distinction at the University of Maine at Orono.

After college she married and had two children, Justin and Maryssa. Alison always felt that being a mother was the best job she ever had. Alison moved her family to North Carolina in 1993 so that she could attend the UNC School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery with honors. After a two-year residency and serving as a visiting clinical professor, she went on to be the lead dentist at UNC’s General and Oral Health Clinic. In 2002 she opened her own practice with Dr. Annu Sood, which they ran successfully for over a decade. She moved back to Bangor in 2013 to be near family and run the dental practice where she got her start as a dental assistant almost 30 years before. Alison spent the last years of her life doing all the things she loved?

She could be found cycling in Acadia National Park, kayaking along rivers and shorelines, riding her horse, Rabbit, or at home simply cuddling with her beloved cat, Bodhi. In her own words, “Yesterday is behind me, and I’m grateful for the blessings that it did bestow.”

Alison was predeceased by her father, Arthur Poulin.

She is survived by her mother, Barbara Poulin; her partner, Donald Herrington and his daughters, Dasha and Sofia; her son, Justin Lohman and his fiancée, Shannon, her daughter, Maryssa Littlefair and her husband, Jonathan; her granddaughter, Harper Dowe Littlefair; her sister, Cheryl McGilvery and her husband, Donald, and her brother, Craig Poulin and his wife, Tracy.

No public memorial service was held.

Please direct any memorial donations to Siesta Sanctuary (siestasanctuary.org).

JOHN C. BISHOP

JEFFERSON – John Cameron Bishop, Jr. 77, of Jefferson, died at home on Saturday, July 25, 2020. He was born June 9, 1943, in Boston and grew up in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the son of the late John Cameron Bishop, Sr. and Irene Nevins Bishop.

He graduated from Newburyport High School in 1961, and went on to study and play hockey at Norwich University. After graduation, John served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army.

In the summer of 1968, John met the love of his life, Ann Wheeler, at the American Yacht Club, in Newburyport, where Ann was teaching sailing. They were married July 27, 1969. John and Ann moved to northern Vermont to begin their careers teaching. They lived in a hunting camp, so that they might save enough money to buy a sailboat. For several summers they were able to live on the 27-foot sloop and cruise the coast of Maine.

It was while sailing that John and Ann decided to move to Maine, and found their home in Jefferson. For the first few years John taught at the Somerville School, where he was also the principal and the bus driver. His love for hockey never wavered, so John began the Screaming Eagles Club Hockey team, at Lincoln Academy. In 1978, he started teaching science at Bristol Consolidated School and continued until his retirement in 1999.

Two passions collided with teaching and his love of sports when John began coaching youth sports both at Bristol and with the Jefferson Sports Association. As his daughters grew up, John followed them from youth sports to junior high, then on to high school, and college sports, making many great friends along the way. He was the father you wanted to have in the stands, cheering for everyone and keeping his criticisms to himself. When his daughter was coaching basketball in Richmond, he adopted the team as his own, always offering confidence boosting words to the players at the end of the game.

As a young boy, Johnny’s father introduced him to the Boy Scouts and from there his love of the outdoors flourished. Trips to the West Branch of the Penobscot, Boy Scout Camp at Canada Falls and Kingston, New Hampshire, along with attaining the rank of Eagle Scout highlighted some of his experiences.

John was able to make it to the North Maine Woods for over 60 consecutive years either fly fishing on remote ponds, bird hunting with the dogs, or moose hunting. His deer hunting escapades occurred more locally, though for years there was also an annual bowhunting trip to Vermont. Even if his game bag was empty, there was always some experience that bolstered his enthusiasm for the outdoors.

Being a teacher afforded John the opportunity to make the most of summer. The rules were simple, don’t talk about school and spend as much time on the ocean as possible. He absolutely loved messing about in boats: canoes, sailboats, motorized or paddle, because he just wanted to be on the water. One of his favorite things to do this time of year was sit on an island, enjoying a cool breeze while eating lobster, corn and clams.

It seems he had a million interests, all of which he was passionate about. Gardening, photography, antiques, tying flies, making maple syrup, hiking, skiing, camping, etc.

If you knew him, remember him with that mischievous twinkle in his eye.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann Wheeler Bishop; daughters, Molly Bishop Harriman and husband Jesse, of Jefferson, Alice Cameron Bishop and grandson, Cameron Hunt, of Waldoboro; nephews, Marc (Carrie) McDonnell, of Washington, DC and Greg McDonnell, of Newburyport, Massachusetts; sister, Janet McDonnell and husband Bob, of Newburyport, Massachusetts; sisters-in-law, Judy (John) Holiday and children, of Waldoboro; and Molly (Jim) Loik and children, of Kingston, New Hampshire; cousin, Jim Nevins, of Manchester, New Hampshire; Nancy Gerry Canali of Amesbury, Massachusetts, and Joe Gerry and family.

There will be a casual, public celebration of life at the Bishop residence, 160 Goose Hill Road, Jefferson on Sunday, Aug. 16, beginning at 2 p.m. In light of COVID-19, the family understands if you are unable to attend the celebration. To honor him, please go do something that you think John would enjoy!

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta.

Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: http://www.StrongHancock.com.

BARBARA A. BUTLER

PALERMO – Barbara A. Butler, 86, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Born in Portland, December 24, 1933, she was the oldest child of Walter C. and Katherine Stevens.

She and her two younger brothers, Walter and Donald were raised in Portland. Barbara graduated from Deering High School in 1952.

Barbara married the love of her life, Carl W. Butler, from Rockland, in 1954, and together they raised four children. She worked for the Maine Department of Human Services for 20 years.

Barb’s life revolved around her love for her family. She took great joy in watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up and loved attending the milestones and special events in their lives. She spent many happy years watching her kids and grandkids swim at family camps, taking family trips to the beach and soaking up the sun. Her love for family extended coast to coast. She had an extraordinary gift and passion for remembering her loved ones birthdays and special occasions. She loved being outdoors, planting flowers, feeding and watching the birds.

She and Carl enjoyed opportunities they had to travel, which included trips to Bermuda, Hawaii, Canada and out West. In later years they enjoyed road trips that took them around the state of Maine, often ending up at their favorite wharf on the coast for a lobster dinner.

She had a tender, compassionate heart which was also evident in her love of animals. More than once she would insist upon stopping the car and asking Carl to assist a pokey turtle across the road.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Walter and Donald Stevens; as well as a grandson, Christopher Costa.

She is survived by her husband, Carl W. Butler, of Palermo; her son, William W. Butler II and his wife Linda, her daughters, Debbie Costa, Cindy Spearin and her husband Stephen, Kimberly Brown and her husband Blake; 10 grandchildren, Kathleen Posey and her husband Justin, Daniel Boothby, Victoria Butler, Joseph Costa and his wife Julie, Anthony Costa and his wife Shannon, Allison Costa, Steve Spearin and his wife Kimberly, Samuel Spearin, Alexander Spearin and Jeremy Brown; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Philbrook and her husband Leroy, Judie Stevens and her partner Garfield; as well as many nieces and nephews in Maine, New Hampshire and California.

A graveside service was held at Branch Mills Cemetery, Branch Mills Road, China.

To share a memory or story with Barbara’s family, please visit their online Book of Memories at http://www.bchfh.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to the animal shelter of your choice.

RONALD A. GIGUERE

SOLON – Ronald A.”Bunny” Giguere, 78, of Solon, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020, at his home in Solon, following a long illness. Bunny was born to Ronald E. Giguere and Florence M. Giguere (Beane) on March 12, 1942, in Moscow.

At the age of six months his parents purchased a farm on the Dairy Road, in Solon, and he lived in Solon the remainder of his life.

He married the former Coreen A. (O’Donal) Giguere on November 3, 1962, in Skowhegan. He worked from the age of 10 for a local dairy farmer. As an adult he worked in area wood mills including Solon Manufacturing where he worked as a lathe operator and later became the wood hauler for Solon Manufacturing, hauling wood from all over Maine, New Hampshire and Québec, Canada.

In the mid ’70s he started his own wood harvesting company, Giguere Logging. He built his business up to include a full mechanical wood harvesting operation, wood hauling trucks, long haul freight carrying and a commercial heavy equipment garage.

In 1986 he sold off the company assets and started working for G.L. Dunphy, in North Anson, building roads on paper company land. He was elected road commissioner for the town of Solon in 1996. He served in this position until 2011.

Bunny enjoyed hunting. He was especially proud that he was with three of his grandsons when they shot their first deer. He was well known for his quick wit and sense of humor, as well as his lemon meringue pie he would make the ladies at the town office while he worked for the town of Solon.

He was predeceased by his parents; his half-brother, Virgil Beane, and his half-sister, Lena (Beane) Sawyer.

Bunny is survived by his wife, Coreen; his children, Scott Giguere and his wife Jennifer, Steven Giguere and his wife Lisa, Shawna Giguere and her partner Matthew Barnes; his grandchildren, Mathew Giguere, Michael Giguere and his wife Kristen, Zachary Giguere and his partner Cassie Lancaster, and Zane Giguere; his great-grandchildren, Nolan and Boyd Giguere; his brother, Michael Giguere and his wife Wendy; several nieces and nephews; and his four sisters-in-law, Faye Towle, Maxine Small, Betty Gould and Wanda and Alston Quimby.

A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, in Solon, on Saturday, September 26, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Homes, Madison and Bingham.

To view the online obituary or to leave the family your condolences please visit our website http://www.gibersonfuneralhome.com.

ROGER A. TUTTLE

BENTON – Roger A. Tuttle, 80, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020, at his home, in Benton. He was born October 17, 1939, in Clinton, the son of Elwin A. and Annie B. (Holt) Tuttle.

He was employed as a carpenter most of his life. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to camp at Moxie Lake with his friends.

Roger is survived by his wife, Sandra (Bean) Tuttle; children, Bruce and Debbie Turner, Darlene and Larry Bunt, Elissa Nelson, Francis and Suzann Tuttle; several stepchildren, Greg and Kathy Bean, Kurt Schutz, Eric Schutz, Holly Holmes, Tammy Schutz, Fred and Mary Lou Storen; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; siblings, Eleanor Guest, Shirley Chudzik, Alton Tuttle.

He was predeceased by Richard.

A Celebration of Life will be held at noon, Saturday, August 15, at 395 East Benton Road, Benton.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

SENIOR MASTER SGT. RICHARD A. COLE

OAKLAND – Senior Master Sgt. Richard Ardane Cole, 88, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020, following a long battle with dementia. Senior Master Sgt. Richard A. Cole, of Guilford, was the son of Grayden and Gilda Bickford Cole.

He was a graduate of Piscataquis Community High School where he enjoyed playing basketball and other sports.

After enlisting in the U.S. Air Force he was awarded the Bronze Star, Outstanding Airmanship Award, and many other commendation medals. He distinguished himself by meritorious service with sustained superior performance as a B-52H Gunner, 720th Bombardment Squadron during the Vietnam War.

He was an accomplished pilot and instructor. He received an honorable discharge after 22 years of service. He served his country with honor with his commitment, sacrifice and accomplishments for the safety of others.

After his discharge he worked at various jobs including carpentry and contracting with his brother Bob, in Florida, before his return to Maine.

He has been married to Anita for 32 years.

He worked at Guilford Senior Citizens Complex doing maintenance and ground work until they moved to Oakland.

Richard enjoyed camping, cross country skiing and most of all bass fishing on various local lakes and ponds with sons-in-law, Richard Salmonson and Matthew Stone. He always started his day with a cheerful, “Good Morning” to those around him.

He is predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Roderick and Robert Cole, brother-in-law, James White; daughter, Belinda Lawrence and son-in-law, Richard Salmonson.

He is survived by his wife, Anita LaBree Cole, of Oakland; and her children, Pat Salmonson, James Foshay, Ruth McMorrow and husband Kevin, Peter Foshay and wife Deena, and Mary Stone and husband Matthew; his sons, Mark and Mike Newall; his sister, Norma White, of South Portland; niece, Sandy Cavalcante, of Palms Springs, Florida; and nephew John White, of Portland; as well as many other nieces, nephews; cousins; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

A private family graveside committal service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Augusta. A family gathering will be held at a later time.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

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

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers and the Humane Society Waterville Area.

MARY F. UMBAUGH, KEEGAN, TESTER

SOLON – Mary Frances Umbaugh Keegan Tester, 101, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020, in Solon. She was born in Leesburg, Virginia, the daughter of Charles and Rosa Unbaugh.

She had five sisters and two brothers, and was the last survivor of the Umbaugh family.

Frances retired from Swiss Knitting Mill, in Dover, New Jersey.

Frances enjoyed bowling, snow machines, motorcycles and gas-powered air planes. In her later years she read many books and crocheted beautiful doilies and blankets for her family.

At the age of 90, Frances got her first and only tattoo, a small blue butterfly on her right ankle. She loved it.

She loved Christmas. All her sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren came to her house for a big Christmas dinner. She always made each son’s family 10 dozen chocolate chip cookied, and the best fudge ever.

She moved in with her youngest son, Marty and wife Patty, when she was 94 years old. The last couple weeks of her life she made the journey back to Maine and stayed with her eldest son, Daniel and wife Barbara.

Her body was made ready to travel back to her home town, by Giberson’s, of Bingham, for placement in Mountain View Mausoleum, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Her middle son, Ron, and grandson John escorted her on the final journey home.

Frances is survived by her three sons, Daniel and wife Barbara, Ronald and wife Beverly, and Martin and wife Patty; many grandchildren, Jim, Chris, Ray, Sean, Megan, John and Kelly, and DJ; two step-grandchildren, Nikki, of Arizona, and Heidi, of New York; many nieces and nephews.

JENNIE R. RICHARD

WATERVILLE – Jennie Rose Richard, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at The Wood­lands Assisted Living facility, in Waterville. Jennie was born on August 25, 1934, in Mexico.

She attended Mexico schools graduating in 1952 and proceeded on to Fisher Junior College, in Boston, graduating in 1953. She married Allan Richard on April 27, 1957. They were married 45 years before his passing in February 2002.

Jennie and Allan enjoyed spending time at their camp on Webb Lake, in Wilton, where they hosted many gatherings for family and friends. Jennie also enjoyed photography, capturing many weddings for brides and grooms. Jennie loved to bowl, was an avid reader and shared her love of reading by volunteering in the Meroby Elementary School library. Jennie also served on the Parish Council for St. Theresa’s, in Mexico.

Jennie worked 44 years at Boise Cascade in the Finance department, retiring in 1996. After her retirement Jennie volunteered at St. Theresa’s/St. John’s working in the office until she retired again in 2017.

Jennie was predeceased by her husband, Allan Richard; her mother, Jennie Green McLafferty, her father Joseph McLafferty; her half-brothers, Joseph, William, and Patrick McLafferty; and nephew, George McLafferty; her brothers-in-law, Gordan Davenport, Mortimer, Rodney and Lewis Richard.

Jennie is survived by her niece, Vicki Johnson and her husband Don; her nephews, Clay McLafferty and wife Sherry, Dale McLafferty and wife Debbie, Alan Packard and wife Patricia Mattina, Bruce Packard and wife Sabrina; her sister-in-law, Nona Davenport; nieces and nephews, Gordan and Kathy Davenport Jr., Anne-Marie and James Nalley, Rodney and Lenita Richard Jr., Steve and Mary Richard, John Richard, Eric and Bonnie Kinney, Jeff and Mary Sue Richard, Darlene Richard, Kimberly Richard, and Shelley Richard; and many great-nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19 there will be no services at this time. Private committal services will be held at the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, on Mt. Vernon Rd., in Augusta.

A Mass of Christian Burial and a Celebration of Life gathering will be held in the spring.

Arrangements under the direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home in Waterville, http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828 or securely at http://www.mainegeneral.org/hospice.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, August 6, 2020

BRUCE A. ALLEY

FAIRFIELD – Bruce A. Alley, 70, of Fairfield, passed away at his home on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Bruce was born June 26, 1950, in Waterville, the son of Eugene and Hazel (Reid) Alley, of Fairfield.

He attended school in Fairfield and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1969, becoming the first person in his family to do so.

Upon his graduation he was accepted into the brick mason’s apprentice program following in the footsteps of his grandfather, father and five uncles. He went to work for H. B. Cummings working on major construction projects in New England. After serving three years as an apprentice he came home and struck out on his own. Bruce built many a pair of brick steps and wood burning fireplaces, now a nearly lost art, in the area. He was the mason contractor on several larger projects in the area and his work can be seen today on buildings such as the Fairfield Police Department and Skowhegan Savings Bank’s headquarters, in Skowhegan.

After beginning a family, he decided to become a police officer, something that had interested him since high school. He spent time on the island of Vinal Haven as an officer. He became the chief of police in Union and worked as an officer in Norridgewock.

In 1983 he was one of the founding partners of Gene’s Market, in Fairfield, helping to establish the business before opening his own store, Gene’s II, also in Fairfield.

In 2000 he went to work as a security officer at the Thayer Unit of MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Waterville, and retired from there in 2012. After retirement he continued to work as security officer at the Maine Revenue Service, in Augusta. For the past two years he has been working for SAD #49 as a bus monitor.

Bruce will always be remembered for his laugh. He was always the first to laugh at any joke including his own. He loved little children, horses, high school sports, Elvis, the New England Patriots and Fox News.

What he liked about his last job as a bus monitor was being around the kids. Some of his happiest years were spent on the family farm on Western Avenue, riding horses with his brother on the 100 acres his parents owned there. He always knew the outcome of the Friday night football game. He knew every Elvis song and movie. He was also a big fan of the New England Patriots. He had to watch the games by himself as he didn’t want to be interrupted by anything or anyone while the game was on. He could tell you what was on the Fox News channel at every time of day and who was the host.

Bruce is survived by his three daughters, Kami Alley, of Benton, Kathy Alley and her partner Thad Fales, of Fairfield, and Brooke Alley and her partner Gary Page, of Skowhegan; three granddaughters, Makayla Alley and Hunter Mercier, all of Fairfield. Savanna Alley, of Richland, North Carolina, for whom he held a special place in his heart,;one grandson, Korbin Page, of Skowhegan; brother David Alley and his wife Jeanne, of Albion; sister Kathy Tingley and her husband Frank, of Belgrade; special cousin Steven Reid, of Bethel, Connecticut; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a private burial service for immediate family members at a later date.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com

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

RALPH M. DICKEY

WATERVILLE – Ralph Michael “Mike” Dickey, 65, of Waterville went home to be with Jesus on July 20, 2020, in Deblois. He was born on April 3, 1955, to Ralph and Marilyn Dickey, of Waterville.

Mike was a kind, happy, and gentle man deeply loved by those closest to him. The legacy he leaves behind is filled with kindness, generosity, and humility. He was always willing to help others and never expected anything in return. He had a quiet and gentle disposition and was liked by everyone he met. Mike was a hard-working and loyal husband, father, and friend.

He was a long time member of Winslow Baptist Church.

Mike is survived by wife, Linda Dickey; daughter, Amanda Smith and her husband, Matt, of North Carolina; and son, Zach Dickey and his wife Natasha, of Waterville; as well as five grandchildren, Roman, Colin, and Lucy Smith and Dashiell and Sebastian Dickey.

He is survived by his sisters, Brenda York, of Oakland, Cheri Dickey, of Clinton, and brother Chuck and wife Carolee Dickey, of Albion.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Marilyn Dickey; and his brother, Calvin Dickey.

A memorial service will be held at Centerpoint Community Church on Saturday, August 1 at 10 a.m. with an outdoor reception to follow.

CLARENCE V. PAQUET

WINSLOW – Clarence Vincent “Ky” Paquet, 86, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020, at Northern Light Inland Hospital, in Waterville. Clarence was born June 29, 1934, in Winslow, to Emile and Florence (Masse) Paquet.

He attended Winslow schools and graduated from Winslow High School in 1953. He married Yvette Languette, of Waterville, at the Sacred Heart Church, in Waterville, in 1967.

He proudly served his country in the United States Army and received a good conduct medal. He was stationed at several bases across the country including: Fort Williams, Maine; Fort Dix, New Jersey; and Fort Yukon, Alaska. It was in the Army where Ky honed his talent in auto body repair, a skill he first learned at his Uncle Leon “Hook” Masse’s garage, on Sand Hill, in Winslow.

For many years, Ky worked as a millwright in numerous papermills throughout New England. In 1972, however, he opened Ky’s Auto Repair, in Winslow. With the help of a few friends, he cleared the land, poured the concrete slab, and built the garage where he worked for the remainder of his professional life. He took great pride in the body repair and paint work he performed, and it showed in his work.

Ky enjoyed boating and fishing with his son, attending Winslow High School football games, watching boxing, feasting on lobsters and clams, admiring and discussing classic cars, and hearing of the updates of his grandchildren. An unknown talent perhaps was his creative culinary skills, with resourceful dishes such as banana pancakes, dynamite, and hot dog spaghetti. Above all, Clarence was a devoted dad.

Ky is survived by his wife Yvette Paquet, of Winslow; son Joseph Paquet and wife Linda, of Scarborough; and grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, and Josh; one sister, Olivette Letourneau; and two brothers, Jean “Lawrence” Paquet and wife Jane, and David Paquet and wife Mary Ann.

He was predeceased by his parents Emile and Florence Paquet; daughter Rachael; five sisters and their spouses, Mariette Leavitt and husband George, Dorianne Poulin and husband Robert, Justine Dolham and husband Robert, Lizette Madore and husband Donald, Marilyn Theriault and husband Joseph, four brothers and their spouses, Maurice Paquette and wife Claudette, Marcel Paquet and wife Margaret, Camille Paquet and wife Shirley, Lionel Paquette and wife Adeline Paquette, along with brother-in-law Richard Letourneau; three nephews, John Paquet, Reginald Poulin and Terry Leavitt, and four nieces, Kathy Madore, Jean Poulin, Betty Paquet, and Brenda Paquet.

A family and friends graveside service will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 10 a.m., at Togus National Cemetery, in Augusta, and will be officiated by Father James Roy M.M. The location is at 163 Mount Vernon Rd., section H. There will be a podium set up near the grave site on the day of the internment. Drive in the main entrance, proceed straight, take the first left on the paved cemetery road, and section H will be on the left. There are large granite stones with letters to mark the locations in the cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Ky’s memory to Spectrum Generations. The vision of Spectrum Generations is to be the recognized leader in Maine for providing programs, services, and resources that enable older and disabled adults to age in the community, how they so choose, with respect, dignity, and creativity.

Donations can be made online here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/spectrumgenerations.

Once on the site you decide how to donate your money (which program), and to dedicate your donation in honor of a loved one.

Donations can also be mailed to Spectrum Generations, One Weston Court, Augusta, ME 04330.

VIRGINIA A. BUBAR

CHINA – Virginia Adeline (Ireland) Bubar, 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Solstice Senior Center, in Bangor. Virginia was born in Fairfield on May 3, 1924, the daughter of the late Harold and Vinette (Wood) Ireland and grew up on a dairy farm in North Vassalboro.

Ginny was educated in North Vassalboro and graduated from Winslow High School. She went on to receive her nursing degree at Johns Hopkins, in Baltimore, Maryland, as a military nurse. She was getting ready to be shipped overseas when World War II ended.

In her early years, Ginny worked at St. Mary’s hospital, in Waterville, before falling in love and marrying Benjamin C. Bubar Jr. After marrying, they moved to Blaine where they ran the Mars Hill View, a weekly newspaper, until accepting a position to minister at the Allagash Baptist Church where they would have the only house with indoor plumbing.The locals all came to the parsonage where Ginny used her nursing skills once again. From fixing broken bones, lacerations, delivering babies, whatever the need was, Ginny was always there to give a helping hand. Payment was often in the form of vegetables, eggs, fresh venison, fish, whatever was available to the person she treated.

From Allagash, they moved back to North Vassalboro and assumed the position of running the Christian Civic League of Maine together for 35 years, working faithfully to represent the churches of the state of Maine on moral and political issues and traveling to many speaking engagements throughout Maine.

Together they raised two sons, Benjamin Calvin (Cal) and Mark Ireland Bubar who were proud to call Ginny “Ma.”

Ginny is survived by her children, Calvin Bubar and his wife Nancy, of Brewer, Mark Bubar and his wife Jackie, of Hanover, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Amy Bubar and her partner Ben Kroetz, Heidi Bubar, Benjamin Bubar IV and his wife Brittany, Jacquelyn (Bubar) Martel and her husband Dave, and Jonathan Bubar; three great-grandchildren, Noah, Lilly and Benjamin; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Benjamin C. Bubar, Jr., brother Richard Ireland and sister Celeste McLean.

Ginny’s graveside service was held on Friday, July 31, 2020.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

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

If you wish to remember Ginny in a special way, please give a smile to someone or donate to your local food pantry and remember to have faith in your daily life. You may also donate to Christian Civic League, 70 Sewall Ave., Augusta, ME 04330.

VERNA S. BARD

FAIRFIELD – Verna S. Bard, 81, of Fairfield, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Verna was born August 12, 1938, in Waterville, the daughter of Ronaldo Michaud and Arlene (Gogan) Michaud.

After graduating from Mount Merici Academy, in Waterville, she went on to marry Peter W. Bard. The two of them raised three children together. Verna was a wonderful mother, homemaker, and business partner with her husband. She was happiest when spending time with her beloved children and grandchildren.

She also loved knitting, quilting, and made many treasures for her family and friends. Verna especially looked forward to spending Sundays with her best friend Judy as they shared their passion of knitting and quilting. It was often the highlight of her week. Everyone that knew Verna knew that her sweet tooth was almost as sweet as she was.

Verna is survived by her husband Peter Bard; daughter Gayle Merrow her husband Geoffrey, and their three children Nicole Yamaguchi and husband Yuma, Vanessa Merrow, and Ethan Merrow; her daughter Lynn Lybrook and husband Hook, and their daughter Molly Lybrook; her son Jon Bard, his wife Wendy, and their three sons Tyler Bard, Dustin Davidson, and Matthew Davidson; her siblings Elaine Proctor, Claudette Ames, and Roval Michaud; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Verna was predeceased by her parents Ronaldo and Arlene Michaud, brothers Gary and Daniel, and her foster son Larry Condon.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Notre Dame Catholic Church, in Waterville, on Thursday, July 30.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.

SYLVANUS H. KELLEY

WINSLOW – Sylvanus (Snoozie) H. Kelley, 86, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, at home. He was born in Skowhegan on April 16, 1934, the son of the late Sylvanus and Bessie (Bickford) Kelley.

On August 10, 1957, he married the love of his life, Shirley Boulette, in Winslow. They were married for 51 years until her death on December 4, 2008.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served four years and received an honorable discharge in 1955. He worked as a boiler man for several companies throughout the state including Bob Plourde’s Plumbing and Heating, and Dirigo Waste Oil, both of Waterville. He worked up until the age of 84 and fully retired in 2018.

Sylvanus is survived by his daughter Laurie Blakeslee and her husband Clifton; a son Howard Kelley; a sister Marion Kelley; and brother Milan Kelley; two grandchildren Jennifer Blakeslee and Jamie Meredith; several great-grandchldren, Draven Boulette, Brian Meredith, Kelley Meredith and Arianna Blakeslee and his fiancée Joan Cates and family.

He was predeceased by his son John Boulette and a daughter Karen Boulette; and several brothers and sisters.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m., on Friday, August 7, 2020, in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.

PATRICIA E. POIRIER

WATERVILLE – Patricia E. Poirier, 83, of Waterville, died peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2020, at Glenridge Nursing Home, in Augusta. Patricia was born on February 24, 1937, the daughter of Edna LaForest.

She married John L. Poirier in 1974 and they enjoyed 37 years of marriage.

She worked for many years at the Holiday Inn, in Waterville, where she performed different tasks that she was well-respected for such as: hostess, waitress, dishwasher, short order cook, bartender, chambermaid, laundress and whatever else was needed. Pat was a very hard worker, was well-loved by her co-workers and often took them under her wing. “Save steps and pile it high!” was her advice to the new waitresses. She was not afraid of hard work. Pat would work holidays so co-workers with children could spend time with their families. While at the Comfort Inn, she made fast friends with actors and film crew from the film Empire Falls, including Ed Harris, whom she really liked.

There was also a time that she and her husband, John, owned and operated Poirier’s Catering, where they provided delicious buffets for local events. Pat was a beano enthusiast, loved making puzzles with friends and family, and adored her cat Emily. She loved all things Christmas and had her tree up and decorated on Thanksgiving night each year.

Pat was predeceased by her husband John Poirier, her mother Edna LaForest, her sisters Priscilla Feix and June Ribbons.

She is survived by her stepdaughters Johna Chamberlain and husband Allen, Cynthia Rafuse and husband Jim, Rhonda Poirier, and Lisa Poirier Brown; seven grandchildren, Katie Chamberlain, Brad Bellows, Casey Bellows, Miranda O’Brien, Kelly McFarland, Kevin Brown, and Vincent Poirier Moore; nine great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 7, at 10 a.m., at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, in Waterville. Due to current health recommendations, there will be no reception after the burial.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.

GERALDINE B. JACKSON

WINSLOW – Geraldine Beryl Jackson, 100, passed away on Friday, July 25 2020. She was born in Clinton on March 25, 1920, the daughter of Carroll M. Harding (mother). Mabelle M. (Harrison) Harding.

She graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1939.

She worked for Central Maine Railroad and Barrows Transfer and Storage, in Waterville.

She loved family get togethers and playing cards and taking short day trips and eating out. She loved the color purple and was often called the purple lady!

She befriended a wild cat and named it “Murphy”. They enjoyed 11 years together.

She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Charles Jackson; a son Errol (Ezzie) Clement; two brothers, a sister, and three sisters-in-law.

She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Perrine and husband Donald, of Benton; a son Wendell Clement, of Winslow; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

There will be no visiting hours. Services will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 10 a.m., at the Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.

Burial will immediately follow after the services in Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.
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RICHMOND W. BRANN

SOMERVILLE/PALERMO – Richmond Wallace Brann, 71, passed away, at the Togus VA, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, following a brief illness. Richmond was born in Augusta on February 2, 1949, the son of Merton Brann and Mary (Sabin) Brann.

After attending Windsor School and Erskine Academy, South China, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at the age of 18 during the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of Sgt. E4 as a jet engine mechanic being honorably discharged in 1971 after four years of service.

Richmond spent many years living in Georgia and Florida before returning to Maine. He hiked a portion of the Appalachian Trail and climbed Mt. Katahdin twice.

He loved anything to do with the outdoors, including camping, kayaking, fishing, and working with wood. He enjoyed carving and carpentry work, especially alongside his brother Bob for the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and at the Windsor Museum.

Nothing made Richmond happier than spending time with family and friends. One of his close neighbors commented, “Richmond is a person you just have to like.”

He was predeceased by his parents, stepfather, Lawrence French; stepsister, Dolores Witham, sister, Patricia Jones; and nephew, Nathan Brann.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Turner) Brann, of Palermo; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; four brothers, David Brann and wife Molly, of Homer, Alaska, Robert Brann and wife Priscilla, of Windsor, Timothy Brann and wife Sue, of Poulsbo, Washington, Steven French and wife Jane, of Palermo; stepbrother Laurice French, of Somerville; many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

There was a public graveside service at Rest Haven Cemetery, in Windsor, on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.

Donations in memory of Richmond may be made to Windsor Historical Society, P.O. Box 27, Windsor, ME 04363.

BONNIE J. GIROUX

WINSLOW – Bonnie Jean (Burns) Giroux, 72, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, following a long, courageous battle with cancer. Bonnie was born February 26, 1948, to parents George E. Burns and Clara (Mills) Burns, in Waterville.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. She married her high school sweetheart Lynn Giroux, on June 24, 1967.

Bonnie worked in the accounting department at Scott Paper Company, in Winslow, for many years until they closed. She worked for a short period at Madison Paper Industries, in Madison, in the accounting department. She then worked in the finance department for MaineGeneral Medical Center, where she retired.

Bonnie loved her family and spending time with her sisters. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters on weekends and at family retreats taking part in the annual cribbage tournament. Her experience in accounting lead to helping many in need by forming a personal budget which encouraged them to live better financially.

She volunteered at the local soup kitchen and rape crisis center. She especially loved buying for the annual giving trees that are found throughout the local community at Christmas time. She even started several giving trees at her places of employment. She loved making children happy especially at Christmas time; her family nicknamed her Nana-Claus.

She was predeceased by her father, George Burns, her mother, Clara Burns; her brother, Rodney Burns, and her sisters, Robin Burns and Linda Bartlett.

Survivors include her husband, Lynn Giroux, of Winslow; her daughters, Tamica Day and husband Steven, of Madison, and Melissa Giroux and significant other John Snowman, of Dunnellon, Florida; her grandsons, Stephen Day, of Glenburn, and Alexander Giroux, of Bangor; her great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Giroux, of Bangor; her sisters, Clara Nickerson, of Benton, Pamela Couture, of Waterville, Wendy St. Amand, of Skowhegan; as well as many nieces and nephews.

At Bonnie’s request no public service will be held.

LORRAINE M. CASEY

WEEKS MILLS – Lorraine M. (Day) Casey, 87, died Thursday, July 30, 2020, at home, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born March 15, 1933, in Palermo, the daughter of Earl L. and Abbie E. (Bagley) Day.

Lorraine was a 1951 graduate of Erskine Academy, South China. On Aug. 4, 1951, she married the love of her life, Harold C. “Carlton” Casey and together they raised four children. She worked for the Maine Department of Education for many years, retiring in 1993.

Lorraine was a member of the South China Community Church, a member of the Lily of the Valley, Eastern Star, holding a star point; and enjoyed many years participating in the Erskine Academy minstrel shows. She loved dancing, decorating, entertaining and working in her flower gardens. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, and oftentimes with family and longtime friends, to such places as Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Grand Canyon, as well as other western states, including Oregon.

Lorraine was predeceased by her father, Earl Day; her mother, Abbie Heal; an infant sister, Joan Day; her brother, Dennis Day; and aunts, Daphne Cushman, Thelma Sukeforth and Florence Griffin.

She will be dearly missed by her husband of 69 years; four children, Ginger Chase, of South China, Linda Quimby and her husband, Stephen, of Orrington, Blane Casey and his wife, Kary, of South China, and Lisa Stevens and her husband, Thomas, of Newcastle; her sister, Elaine “Penny” Kay, of Happy Valley, Oregan; sister-in-law, Barbara Day, of Southwick, Massachusetts; nine grandchildren, Stacy Clark, Kari Begin, Matthew Quimby, Katie Eslin, Regan, Galen and Teagan Casey, Casey Stevens and Sarah Ward; 18 great-grandchildren, Abbie, Emily and Simon Clark, Nathan and Samuel Begin, Liam O’Halloran, Kason and Caroline Quimby, Emma Eslin, Kaden Casey, Trever Jones, Elle, Emme, Nelsen, Braelyne and Reuben Stevens, and Corie and Owen Ward; many nieces, nephews; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and cousins, Eugene Sukeforth, of Wiscasset, and Gail Dodge and Dana Sukeforth, both of York.

Due to COVID-19, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation in Lorraine’s memory to the South China Community Church, P.O. Box 335, South China, ME 04358.

STELLA M. FARRINGTON SISSON

SOUTH CHINA – Stella May Glidden Farrington Sisson, 97, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020. She was born on December 12, 1922, in Jefferson. She attended local schools and was a 1940 graduate of Erskine Academy, in South China.

She was a charter member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #179 and a long-time member of the South China Community Church. Anyone who knew her was captivated by her sweet and kind words. Hundreds of pages could be written on what she meant to her family and friends, but everyone has their own special words to express their memories and love for her.

She leaves behind sons Wayne Farrington, his wife Gloria, Neil Farrington, his wife Doreen, granddaughters Ashli Farrington Hussey, her husband Robert, and Ashley Farrington. Six great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Jane Reed Farrington.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Carroll Farrington and son William; and second husband Charles Sisson.

The name Stella is the Latin word for star. As you look up to the heavens you will see that special star that will remind you of this special lady.

An announcement regarding funeral services will be determined, due to the pandemic, at a later date.

BONNIE L. CARON

WATERVILLE – Bonnie L. Caron of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at her home, on her 79th birthday. Bonnie had been quietly battling lung cancer since July of 2019.

During her lifetime Bonnie worked at Lipman’s Hatchery and Maine Biological’ both in Winslow. She has many fond memories of her time and co-workers and friends at both places. She spoke about all of them with such great fondness.

Bonnie enjoyed her Tuesday morning Weight Watchers group and the stories that they all shared of their struggles and their life. She also enjoyed her friends at Water Aerobics and Chair Yoga and her Saturday afternoon friends at Notre Dame Church. She had several lifelong friends that kept in touch by telephone.

She was predeceased by her parents, her sister, Sally and her husband, Robert J. Caron.

She is survived by her brother, Bill; her two children, Peggy and her husband Bill and Patrick, and their children, Amy, Ryan and Emily; three great-grandchildren, Madeline, Olan and Emmitt.

Arrangements were made by Direct Cremation of Maine.

She is buried at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a deserving charity of your choice or reach out to someone by telephone or drop them a note in the mail. You can make such a meaningful difference in the life of someone with such a simple gesture.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, July 30, 2020

MARIA TROUTMAN

WATERVILLE – Maria Troutman, 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2020, at her home. The oldest of three children, she was born on March 18, 1940, in Salerno, Italy, to Dr. Nicola and Margherita Messina.

In 1952, the family relocated to Panama, where she became a bookkeeper for the United Fruit Company commissary (later Chiquita Brands).

By 1970, she had moved to Boston to study fashion merchandising. A college dormmate read a personals ad placed in a Boston paper by a gentleman from Bangor and insisted that he sounded perfect for Maria. She pestered her until Maria wrote a reply and escorted her to the mailbox to ensure it was sent. After a brief long-distance courtship, Maria married the love of her life, James Moran Troutman, on February 13, 1971, in Brewer. She soon bore three children, James, Michelle and Paul.

Maria worked closely with her husband to manage their various business ventures in Brewer, including an electronics repair shop (Auto Radio and TV Service), an automotive air conditioning and glass repair shop, rental housing, and a decorative light bulb business. Her husband’s untimely death on their 15th wedding anniversary left her devastated but she continued to raise their children and managed the repair shop until 1991.

Maria was small in stature but strong in spirit. She was known for preferring to walk everywhere for her daily errands. She loved to watch classic movies, do crossword puzzles and bake bread. She later moved to Waterville, where she remained active, making a remarkable recovery after a heart attack and a triple bypass in 2006. She continued to walk regularly until congestive heart failure eventually slowed her pace.

Her survivors include her son, James Troutman and wife Sarah, of Montville, daughter Michelle Troutman, son Paul Troutman; brother, Paul Messina, of Annapolis, Maryland, nephew Mike Messina, of Baltimore, Maryland, nephew David Messina and his wife Kendra Perry, of San Mateo, California; and sister, Elena Messina and husband Rick Beagle and their son Quinn Beagle, of Baltimore; her grandchildren, Nicholas Troutman, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Benjamin Troutman and Jonathan Troutman, both of Montville.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at Brookings Smith.com.

Those wishing to remember Maria in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, Inc., 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.

PAUL S. ROGERS

VASSALBORO – Paul Stuart Rogers, 89, passed away on July13, 2020, following a long battle with various ilnesses due to Agent Orange. He was born Feb. 7, 1931.

He had been living at the Maine Veterans Home, Company B, in Augusta, since February 2019. His eldest son, Stephen, was with him when he passed.

Paul was a proud patriot and served his country in the United States Army for 25 years, 11 months, and 12 days and retired as a Master Sergeant. During his military career he traveled to many exotic places, Panama, Germany, Korea, and Vietnam to name a few.

Stateside, he traveled with his family to Massachusetts, South Carolina, Ohio, and New Jersey where he retired. Paul received many awards and citations throughout his military career, including a Bronze Star while in Vietnam.

After Paul retired, he moved back to Maine and began his second career working for the Messalonskee School District, in Oakland, in the maintenance department, as well as driving school bus for many years. He served the school district for 20 years.

Paul was a devoted family man and married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Hood, of Benton, in 1954. He and his wife raised three children: Stephen, Sandra, and Scott. As a military family, moves become no big thing and Paul and his family moved several times before settling down permanently in the Waterville/Winslow area.

Paul was active in the American Legion Post #5 and at one time served as the Post Commander and the Honor Guard. He was also highly active in the Second Baptist Church of Waterville, where he served as a trustee, deacon, and treasurer for many years. Paul loved to sing and used his vocal gift at weddings, funerals, community events and of course his church.

Paul is survived by his wife Beverly. They were married just shy of 66 years; his son, Stephen and wife Pat, daughter, Sandra and fiancé Bill Annis, and son Scott and wife Sherry; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; his brother, James; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Phillip; mother and father, Robert and Alma; brothers, Charles, Bobby, Wilson, and David, sisters, Anita, Laura, Patricia, Margery, Lorraine, and Priscilla.

Paul’s funeral service was held July 18, at the North Vassalboro Baptist Church, the Rev. Stephen P. Rogers presiding.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations in Paul’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Organization.

MAURICE ROY

WATERVILLE – Maurice “Moe” Roy, 77, passed away at the Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, from a battle with cancer. Moe was born on December 2, 1942, in Waterville, the son of Lionel and Lucille (Melanson) Roy.

He attended the school systems in Waterville. Moe’s first job was at Fort Halifax Packing Co., in Winslow. It was not very long that Moe, at the age of 19, decided to hit the road and found work at the Parker House Hotel, in Boston. This started Moe to work at many hotels and restaurants.

Moe enjoyed travelling and found work in Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, and Reno, Nevada. After several years, Moe came back home to take care of his mother. He also started to work again at Steve’s Restaurant, in Waterville, who would hire him anytime he was in town.

Moe’s personality was one to be desired. Moe spent some years at the Puffin’ Stop working the night shift. He got to know the police and many other workers who were on the night shift which he liked.

Moe is survived by his sister, Patricia Martineau and husband Richard, of Winslow; nephews, Keith Hallee, of Waterville, Kenneth Hallee, of New Mexico, and Anthony Hall, of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

There will be no services.

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

An online guestbook can be signed, condolences and memories shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Blessed Sacrament Church, 101 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

ROY F. VASHON

BENTON – Roy F. Vashon, 88, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2020, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Born on July 25, 1931, and raised in Waterville, the son of Raymond and Rose Vashon, he was a lifelong resident of Central Maine.

Roy was a 1949 graduate of Waterville High School. He then enlisted in the Army in August 1952. Roy served our country during the Korean War with the 4345 60th Transportation Company 9th Infantry Division out of Fort Dix, New Jersey. For his service, Roy received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Upon his separation from the Army, Roy continued his service with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1992 after 30 years.

On September 25, 1957, he married Marolyn McCarthy. During the 25 years of their marriage Roy and Marolyn lived in Winslow and raised two daughters, Sheila and Pamela. Their home was always a welcoming place for family and friends. Roy had a heart of gold and smile that could light up a room. Summers were spent camping, gardening or pool parties in the backyard.

Marolyn passed away in 1983. On Oct. 8, 1990, Roy opened his heart to marry Meredith E. Cress of Benton. Roy and Meredith built their homestead in Benton and became avid gardeners and landscapers. Roy loved his John Deere tractor mower and would spend hours outdoors. When not mowing, he could often be found fishing in the pond late in the afternoons or tinkering with all sorts of devices and machinery in his garage.

Retirement gave Roy the opportunity to spend an abundant amount of time with his grandchildren. You could always see Pépère at concerts, theater productions, sporting events, and more throughout his grandchildren’s time in school.

Roy is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Meredith E. Vashon, of Benton; his daughter, Sheila and husband Scott Nielsen, of Oakland; and grandchildren, Zachary Nielsen, of Thorndike and Zoe Nielsen, of Hermon; daughter, Pamela and husband Gary Moline, of North Port Florida, and grandchildren Justin LaVerdiere, of Fort Myers Florida, and Taylor LaVerdiere, of Naples Florida; stepdaughter, Barbara Zook and husband Ahmed Hassanein, of Charlotte, North Carolina; and grandchildren, James Randolph, of Gloucester, Virginia, John Gannon, of Richmond, Virginia, Megan Major, and Kenneth Zook, both of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; stepdaughter, Susan Tidd and husband Kurt, of Greenville, North Carolina; and grandchildren, Stephanie Getchell, of North Plainfield, New Jersey, and Samantha Getchell, of Westbrook; sister, Jeanne Giguere, of Enfield, Connecticut; along with several nieces and nephews.

Roy was predeceased by both of his parents; his first wife, Marolyn E. Vashon; sisters, Lauriette Maheu, Floriane Cote and brothers, Raymond Vashon, Reginald Vashon.

A graveside committal service was held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., in Augusta.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

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

Donations in Roy’s memory may be made to either of the following organizations: Alzheimer’s Association to help create a world without Alzheimer’s and all other Dementia, or your local animal rescue or humane society.

RUTH BRADSTREET

ALBION – Ruth Bradstreet, 74, passed away on April 28, 2020. She was born on March 23, 1945, in Portland, to Ruth (Staples) and Richard Dodge.

Ruth graduated from South Portland High School in 1963 and the University of Maine at Portland in 1967. That same year she met her husband of over 48 years, Ted Bradstreet.

Ruth worked as a professional social worker for 40 years. She spent time as a clinical social worker and in private practice before going to work for the State of Maine in the Division of Licensing and Certification where she worked for 22 years before retiring.

Ruth was predeceased by her parents; her older brother; and her husband.

She is survived by their children Rebecca Bradstreet and Jonathan Bradstreet and Jon’s wife Sherry; her sister-in-law Myra Rosenbaum, her brother-in-law Robert Bradstreet; and some nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held when it is once again safe to gather together.

Cremation was performed by Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, ME 04915.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Maine Public online https://www.mainepublic.org/support-0 or by phone at 1-800-884-1717.

RONALD V. HARDING

WATERVILLE – Ronald “Ron” V. Harding, 73, also known as Butch, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Ron was born May 12, 1947, to Virgil Harding and Jeanette Rancourt Harding.

His childhood was spent in Oakland with his teenage and adult years mostly in Waterville. He married Ann Lamontagne in March 1969, and had 51 years of marriage and two daughters together.

Ron was well known for his dedication to, and love of, his family and his work. Even though he worked long hours in the job he loved as an electrician on construction, he always made time for his family when he was home. He is also very well known for his strong work ethic as well as his formidable will, stubbornness, and determination, which served him well during his life including in his last few months and years.

His retirement dream was to have a motor home and travel the country, which he did in the winter months for the last decade with his wife Ann. Those travels afforded many experiences for them both including seeing new places and meeting new people. But his favorite places to be, besides Maine, was in Alabama on the farm helping his longtime friend get the planting done, or in the Smoky Mountains enjoying the amazing view.

He leaves his wife Ann; two daughters, Mary LaFountaine and Lori Harding; and granddaughter, Brianna McDonough, all of Waterville; siblings, Raymond Harding, of Clinton, Pauline Gorham, of Oakland, Patricia Haskell, of Sidney, and Robert Harding, of Clinton; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A private family committal will be held at a later date at the Benton Falls Cemetery.

Ron loved animals, especially dogs, so if you would like to honor him you may make a donation to your local animal shelter in his name.

PHILIP P. POKLADOK

VASSALBORO – Philip P. Pokladok, 71, of Vassalboro, died Tuesday July 14, 2020, at his home. Known as “Pokey” to his peers, he was born in Montague, Massachusetts, January 4, 1949, the son of Walter and Helen (Bakula) Pokladok.

He grew up on Petty Plain Rd., in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Following high school, he was accepted to Lowell State College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in music education. In 1971 he moved to Maine and was employed by the Augusta School Department. In 1989, when a new home was built to spec, he moved his family to Vassalboro. It is here, that he lived until his untimely death.

He enjoyed teaching music including teaching many violin students and performing with many groups. He changed careers over the years, and retired after 30 years with the Augusta Post Office in 2019.

He took pride in his garden, growing varieties of vegetables and fruits and always sharing them with others. He enjoyed assisting those in need through the Meals on Wheels program, in Waterville.

He also took great pleasure in fishing. Having a stream as part of his property afforded him many enjoyable times fishing, catching varieties of fish either by himself or with his grandsons. If you ever needed a joke, he was the one to ask.

Phil is survived by his daughters, Linda Bouffard and her spouse, Paul, of Randolph, and Carol Pokladok and her companion, Aime Wheeler, of South China; his sisters, Mary Stoltz and her husband, Peter, of Illinois, and Elizabeth Granquist and her husband, Denny, of Arizona; and his grandchildren, Joshua and Jeremy McArthur.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta, ME 04330.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

GENEVIEVE A. LESSARD

WATERVILLE – Genevieve Abeille Lessard or (Nanou) as she preferred to be called, 83, died Thursday, July 16, 2020, at her home, in Waterville, after battling cancer for the third time. She was born in Toulouse, France, on June 23, 1937.

She survived World War II as a young child bouncing around France and spent her early years working at her family’s delicatessen in Paris. She arrived in the United States in 1961. She worked in Connecticut for a few years at various jobs before meeting her ex-husband of 20 years and close friend Robert Lessard, of Florida.

She and Bob bought the D & A Billiard Lounge in the late 1970s and she became the sole proprietress in the early ‘80s. Many Central Maine billiard enthusiasts recreated there under her watchful eye, until her retirement near the end of the century. She enjoyed spending time with people young and old, animals and flowers.

She always made time for her friends and family, immediate and extended. In her later years she traveled frequently, became a bingo fan, constructed every 3D puzzle she could find and enjoyed reading books in the several languages in which she was fluent. She embraced new experiences and was quick to laugh.

She was predeceased by her mother Helena Quinzonni; her sister Venda Morissette, extended family members Glenn Poulin and Brett Pelotte; her brother Ramon Rovati, status is unknown; many nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation hours nor funeral service.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local hospice organization, youth center or animal shelter.

JEBADIAH DeVOLL

WATERVILLE – Jebadiah DeVoll, 20, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Jebadiah was born July, 2, 2000, in Waterville.

Jebadiah graduated from Maine Academy of Science in 2018. He was a warm hearted soul with a sense of humor, who volunteered several summers working with children and animals. His hobbies included ice-skating, wakeboarding, gaming and using RC cars. He worked at Cold Brook Mitsubishi Auto in Skowhegan where he was able to pursue his passion in automobiles. Jebadiah was a remarkable young man who was loved by so many.

Jebadiah is survived by his mother, Tracy McCarthy and her husband Ted McCarthy; his siblings Brooke Dahl, Jade Lamb, Jewel Lamb, Jasmine Gates, Jeremy Rowell, and Justin Rowell-Savage; his grandparents, Nathaniel and Barbara DeVoll, and Sharon Foll; his niece Azalea Dahlaleo; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service was held at Pine Grove Cemetery, in Waterville, on Friday, July 24.

Arrangements are in the care of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville.

LORI L. GRADY

JEFFERSON – Lori L. Grady, 62, of Jefferson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. She was born in Augusta to Ralph L. Bryant and Donna E. (Dawson) Bryant.

Lori was predeceased by her parents; and her brother, Kevin Bryant.

She is survived by her husband, Robert “Bobby” Grady, of Jefferson; daughter, Lona T. Musial and husband Todd, of Jefferson; son Chad W. Boisvert and wife Penney Moshier; of Whitefield; grandchildren, Layla and Eddie Musial, of Jefferson; brother, Darren “Darry” Bryant and wife Wanda, of Jefferson; sister-in-law, Debbie Bryant, of Somerville; as well as many nieces.

The family will remember Lori privately.

Arrangements were by Hall’s of Waldoboro.

To extend online condolences visit http://www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

RALPH M. DICKEY

WATERVILLE – Ralph Michael “Mike” Dickey, 65, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020, in Deblois. He was born on April 3, 1955, to Ralph and Marilyn Dickey, of Waterville.

Mike was a kind, happy, and gentle man deeply loved by those closest to him. The legacy he leaves behind is filled with kindness, generosity, and humility. He was always willing to help others and never expected anything in return. He had a quiet and gentle disposition and was liked by everyone he met. Mike was a hard-working and loyal husband, father, and friend.

He was a long time member of Winslow Baptist Church.

Mike is survived by his wife, Linda Dickey; daughter, Amanda Smith and her husband Matt of North Carolina; and son, Zach Dickey and his wife Natasha, of Waterville; five grandchildren, Roman, Colin, and Lucy Smith and Dashiell and Sebastian Dickey; his sisters, Brenda York, of Oakland, Cheri Dickey, of Clinton; and brother Chuck and wife Carolee Dickey of Albion.He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Marilyn Dickey; and his brother, Calvin Dickey.

A memorial service will be held at Centerpoint Community Church, on Saturday, August 1, at 10 a.m. with an outdoor reception to follow.

WILLIAM P. SEAVEY JR.

WINDSOR – William Paul “Bill or Billy” Seavey Jr., 84, of Windsor, passed away peacefully at home, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. He was born in Rockland on July 11, 1936, to William P. Seavey Sr., of Rockland, and Elizabeth Reed Seavey, of Owls Head.

In his early years Bill and his family lived on Franklin Street, in Rockland, and moved to Owls Head in 1945 where he attended Timber Hill Elementary School, a one-room school, having Miss Kelsey for a teacher.

As a teen, Bill spent many hours on the water fishing, swimming, and working off the PK Reed Wharf owned by his grandfather, Peter Reed. After graduating in 1956 from Rockland High School, he enlisted in the Air Force as a radio technician. He served at the Shemya Air Force base located on the island of Shemya, in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands, and in San Antonio, Texas, as part of the high security services.

While enlisted, Bill married his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, Janet Stewart Seavey on December 7, 1958. After serving in the Air Force, Bill and Janet returned home to Owls Head where they built a home and spent the next seven years raising a family, while Bill worked for National Sea Products shipyard.

In 1967 Bill was proudly selected for a civilian electronics position working for the Navy in Hawaii. Bill, Janet and their five children packed up, moved across the country to the Pacific, and spent the following three years in Waianae, Oahu. Upon returning home to Owls Head in 1970, Bill started his own business, Coastal Marine Electronics. Bill remained self-employed for 15 years before becoming a radio technician working for the State of Maine DOT, a position he held until retirement in 2006.

In 1976 Bill and his family moved to Warren where they started and operated Judas Meadow Farm to follow his wife’s passion for sheepherding, eventually, moving the farm to Windsor in 1987. Bill and Janet spent many summers traveling all over Maine in their airstream camper attending state fairs to show their sheep, winning dozens upon dozens of awards along the way. Bill and Janet continued raising sheep into his retirement years. After Janet’s passing in October 2010, Bill maintained a small flock in her honor with the last set of twin lambs unexpectedly arriving in 2018. Bill was a natural inventor using his love for electronics and technology to solve and create solutions to many challenges throughout his whole life.

In 2012, Bill found companionship and love in a life-long friend, Marti Reed. They spent many afternoons walking and driving around their hometown in Owls Head and played hours of cribbage, with their dog Lauren by their side.

Bill, Billy, or Grandpa to some, will always be remembered by his family for the twinkle in his eye, quick-wit, kind-hearted and gentle soul, and the love he held for everyone.

Bill was predeceased by his wife of 52 years Janet; his parents William and Elizabeth Seavey; his sisters Martha Sleeper and Norma Morey; his sons-in-law Peter Warman, Donald Lynds, and Daniel Tolman; and granddaughter Morgan Kelley Tolman; along with his first cousins Christopher Sprague and Carl Reed Jr.

He is survived by children Richard Pillin and his wife Cindy, of Owls Head, Randi Tolman, of Kernersville, North Carolina, William P. Seavey III and his wife Paula, of Vassalboro, Martha Boynton and her husband David, of Waldoboro, and Emily Warman, of Windsor; his cousins Ann Gustin, of Owls Head, and Naval Captain Sullivan Reed, of Owls Head; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service for Bill, and committal of both Bill and Janet’s ashes will be in Windsor, at the Resthaven Cemetery, on the Ridge Road, on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 5 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.funeralalternatives.net

In lieu of flowers Bill would want you to support your local animal shelter.

GILMAN R. PELLETIER

WATERVILLE – Gilman Rudolph Pelletier, 82, passed away in the early hours of Thursday, July 23, 2020, from a progressive illness. He was born in Madawaska on January 5, 1938, to Henry and Isabelle Pelletier.

Gil attended schools in Caribou and thoroughly enjoyed playing baseball, fishing, dancing, and even picking potatoes. Gil met the love of his life, Marilyn (Guerette) Pelletier, while in high school and frequently traveled between Caribou and Portland to court her while he was enrolled in Officers Candidate School and she was completing her nursing education at Mercy Hospital. They enjoyed 54 years of marriage and are the proud parents of three daughters: Susan, Debra, and Kimberly.

Gil was a very proud soldier in the Armed Forces (Army) and a Vietnam veteran (1969-70) and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel by working his way through the ranks, which included completion of the Command and General Staff College. He was a true Patriot. Gil was awarded the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Achievement Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.

After his retirement, Gil went on to achieve an associates degree in business from Thomas College, in Waterville, and to volunteer with a passion for Meals on Wheels via the Muskie Center, in Waterville. He was eventually awarded the Distinguished Community Service Award in 2011 by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce after 25 years of service. Gil also achieved recognition as one of Channel 6’s “6 Who Care” volunteers for 2012.

Gil was also a member of Corpus Christi parish, the Knights of Columbus, was named the Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5 Legionnaire of the Year for outstanding leadership in 2011, and given the Commander’s Appreciation Award for devoted service. In 2013, Gil received the Post #5 Commander’s Award. Gil was active in the Forest J. Pare Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #1285, in Waterville, served on Waterville’s Sewerage Board, and supported charities such as the Muskie Center.

Gil was predeceased by his parents Henry and Isabelle (Nadeau) Pelletier; his brother, Henry Jr. “June” and his wife Jeanne Pelletier; sister, Norma and her husband Tom Waters; brother-in-law, Henry Nadeau; sister-in-law, Cola Pelletier; and niece Sheri Ouellette.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marilyn (Guerette) Pelletier; daughters, Susan Pelletier, of Windham, Debra (Pelletier) Webb and husband David, of Windham, and Kimberly Pelletier, of Lee; brother Roger Pelletier; sisters Doris Nadeau,Cecile and husband Robert Raby, LouAnn Kelly; brother Jerry and his wife Kathy Pelletier; and many nieces and nephews. family members, Jacqueline LaPlante, Diane Guerette, John and Linda Monahan, Gary Guerette, Jeff and Carol Harvey, and Michael and Roseanne Guerette.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Gilman’s guestbook at http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Notre Dame Catholic Church. Due to attendance restrictions set by the State of Maine because of the pandemic, attendance will be by invitation only. Committal services will be held at a later date with full military honors at The Maine Veterans Cemetery, in Augusta.

Arrangements were by Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville, Maine. (207) 872-7676.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make donations in Gilman Pelletier’s name to the Good Shepherd’s Food Bank of Maine or the Muskie Center in Waterville Maine.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, July 23, 2020

HORACE F. STEVENS

CHINA – Horace Francis Stevens, 91, died peacefully at home Sunday, June 28, 2020. Horace was born on March 8, 1929, in Augusta to Herbert Francis Jr. and Flora Morang Stevens.

He graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta, and Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, with a degree in Mortuary Science.

He married Lois Eva Page, on September 27, 1952. He served during the Korean War as a Medic in the U.S. Army. He moved around a lot; Tom was born in Virginia, Cindy in Rockland, Karen in Hallowell, Linda in Auburn, and Charlie in Augusta.

While in high school he worked for his father and the Plummer Funeral Home. His career involved working for the Stilphen Funeral Home, in Rockland, Kirschner’s Meats, in Augusta, Dillingham Funeral Home, in Auburn, back to Kirschner’s as manager of their institutional division and then his ownership of the Gray Funeral Home, in Windsor. He never fully retired.

He was always speculating in real estate, fixing up and flipping fixer uppers while at home and more so when he wintered in Florida. He also worked on old cemeteries. He said the thing he hated the most about getting old was that he couldn’t work!

He traveled extensively all over the country with his wife, often accompanied by Uncle Dave and Aunt Anita. He traveled with Cindy to Australia and the British Isles. He also traveled on numerous cruise ships. He looked forward to having family around. He always bought the lobsters for everyone on Fathers Day even though this year he wasn’t able to enjoy them.

Horace is survived by hi children Thomas (Lisa), of Newcastle, Cynthia (Ron), of Yarmouth, Karen (Dan), of Windsor, Linda (Richard), of Richmond, and Charles (Melissa), of Wilton; grandchildren, Casey Stevens, Sarah Stevens Ward, Mo Wark, Jason Finley, Steven Finley, Richard Gower II, Michael Gower, Mykayla Searles, Charles Stevens Jr. and Eva Stevens; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; half brothers and sisters, Helen Hickman, Mary Nunan, Amy Stevens, Jacob Stevens, Susan Nay and Earl Stevens.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Bill, half brother Owen, and his beloved wife Lois.

A Celebration of Life was held at his home, 20 Pond Road, South China, on Friday, July 3.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Maine General Hospice, 21 Enterprise Dr., Augusta, ME 04330.

KENNETH R. MICHAUD

VENICE, Fla. – Kenneth R. Michaud, 79, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. Ken was born in Waterville to the late Roland and Germaine (Ayotte) Michaud, on February 8, 1941. He attended Winslow schools followed by the Wentworth Institute of Technology, in Boston.

Ken married the love of his life, Gwen (Cosgrove), on August 20, 1960, and together they ran the family jewelry business, Michaud Jewelers, in Waterville. In the early ‘80s, they expanded to include jewelry and gift shops in Perkins Cove, Ogunquit. Subsequent to Gwen’s passing in 2005, Ken joined Hannoush Jewelers working in both Maine and Florida until 2020. His knowledge of jewelry, infectious smile and personality invariably led to loyal and repeat customers.

Ken was an avid Boston sports fan, he also took great pleasure in walking four miles per day along the beaches of Maine and Florida. He loved dancing, especially with his beloved wife, and together they won numerous dance competitions. In the earlier years, he played saxophone with bands including the Al Corey Band and Rip George Band, in Waterville.

Ken is survived by his three children, daughter Debra (Barry) and husband Doug Bradley, son Kevin, daughter Wendy and husband Robert Levesque; six grandchildren, David Barry and wife Allison, Morgan (Barry) Brand and husband Michael, Jacob Michaud, Kelsey Michaud and fiancé Alex, Kevin Levesque and wife Katie and Jessica Levesque; two great-grandsons Gabriel Brand and Finnian Barry, as well as great-granddaughter Gwen Brand due in August; his sister Joyce (Michaud) Black and husband Michael, their daughter Alicia (Black) Heckman and husband Brendan; sister-in-law Betty Lemieux and husband Jerry and sister-in-law Polly Boudreau; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins.

A service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.

OMERINE DROUIN

WINSLOW – Omerine (Dionne) Drouin, 98, passed away peacefully at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. She was the daughter of the late William and Alice (Madore) Dionne, and was born in Waterville on December 20, 1921.

Omerine graduated from Mount Merici Academy, and took business classes at Thomas College, both in Waterville. She began her career at Waterville Fruit Company, then became a homemaker, and from there a fourth grade teacher at Notre Dame Catholic School, in Waterville, and St. John Regional Catholic School, in Wislow. She then went to work at Taconnet Federal Credit Union, in Winslow, retiring at age 62.

She and her husband spent 25 years wintering in Florida. Omerine led a prayerful life, and was known by her family and friends to be an avid and competitive card player.

Omerine was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Roland J. Drouin; her brothers Gerald Dionne, Lucien Dionne and Lionel Dionne, her sisters Fleurette Dionne, Rita Rossignol; and her son-in-law Terry Wisdom.

She is survived by her children Claude Drouin and wife Anita, Nancy Wisdom, Paul Drouin and wife Kathie, Giselle Carey and husband Wally; her grandchildren David Drouin, Ryan Drouin, Jill Franco, Marc Franco, Angela Drouin Andrade, Kristie Carey, Brad Carey; her 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Burial took place on July 15, 2020 at Maine Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, in Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux & Redington Funeral Home – http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers,please send donations to Corpus Christi Parish, 70 Pleasant St., Waterville, ME 04901, and, Hospice Volunteers, of Waterville Area, 304 Upper Main St., Waterville, ME 04901.

ROGER A. BICKFORD

OAKLAND – Roger A. Bickford, 79, of Oakland passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Woodlands Senior Living Memory Care Unit, in Waterville. He was born in Oakland on December 19, 1940, the son of the late Guy and Myrtie (Brown) Bickford.

Roger graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland. During his earlier years he worked with his future father-in-law building chicken houses. He was also employed by Oakland Public Works and retired from Consumer Water Company, in Oakland.

He loved racing at Unity Raceway in the ‘60s and ‘70s and did very well. He also was a very good mechanic and autobody man. Roger was a jack of all trades.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by several siblings; and his best friend, Edwin Mullen.

Roger is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Harris and her husband Allen, of Oakland, and Karen Saunders and her husband Gary, of Ellsworth; his grandchildren, Jessica Jacobs and Tyler Saunders; his great-granddaughter, Cathryn Doucette; his two sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Roger’s memory may be made to: Woodlands Senior Living Memory Care Unit, 147 W. River Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.

RICHMOND K. McCARTHY

WINSLOW – Rickmond K. “Rick” McCarthy, 56, of Quimby Lane, died peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at his homey. He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on January 15, 1964, the son of Philip and Carole (Kirk) McCarthy.

Rick graduated from Houlton High School, did his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago and received his master’s degree in Education from the University of Illinois.

He worked for a short while in Illinois before moving to Maine.

Rick was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, playing guitar, fishing, hunting, canoeing and working on his farm.

He is survived by his wife, Michele D. McCarthy, of Winslow; two sons, Sean P. McCarthy, of Waterboro, and Noah B. McCarthy, of Winslow; his parents Philip and Carole McCarthy, of Winslow; a brother, Greg McCarthy and his wife Julie, of Evergreen, Colorado; two nephews, Connor and Evan McCarthy; as well as several cousins.

A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta.

Condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kennebec Messalonskee Trails, P.O. Box 2388, Waterville, ME 04903.

NANCY L. HALL

WINSLOW – Nancy Lee Hall, 74, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020, at her home, in Winslow, following a long and courageous battle against breast cancer. Nancy was born on October 29, 1945, in Waterville, the youngest child of Verna (Reid) and Henry Grard.

She grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1963.

Marrying the love of her life, Lawrence Wilbur Hall, on November 15, 1969, together, they shared 50 years of marriage. Side by side with her husband they managed a property management business in Portland for many years before returning home to Winslow in 2009. At one time Nancy escorted Hillary Clinton, when she was the first lady, through 100 State Street, in Portland, where she prepared meals for the elderly.

Years ago, while working for Unity Raceway she made and served Kyle Petty a doughboy. She was a sports enthusiast and loved the Bruins, Patriots and Red Sox, and always knew the game schedule right off the top of her head. During evening phone calls she couldn’t understand why others were not watching the game.

“When I get where I’m going” was recently written on her calendar, she knew her time on earth was done, Nancy never stopped smiling.

Nancy is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie Grivois, of Fairfield, Terry Hall and significant other, Michael Badger, of Glenburn, two stepsons, Timothy Hall and Earl Hall; five grandchildren, Shawna Pellerin, Heather Williams, Joseph Hood, Harley Denis, Dakota Bartlett-Hall; six great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Hannah, Shelby, Henry, Noah, Edward; and three sisters, Beverly (Grard) and Timothy Hamlin, of Vassalboro, Florida “Butch” Routhier, of Waterville, Patricia Hoyt, of Benton; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Verna and Henry Grard; and her niece, Verna Gregoire.

A burial and graveside service will be held Saturday July 25, at 10 a.m., at the Maplewood Cemetery, in Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers or memorial gifts please make donations to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.

DENNIS R. QUIGLEY

SOUTH CHINA – Dennis Robert Quigley, 27, of South China, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020. He was born Feb. 26, 1993. Dennis was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Born with Spina Bifida, he overcame many challenges with a positive attitude. He enjoyed Red Sox, listening to Johnny Cash, fishing, and being with family.

Dennis is survived by his parents Daniel and Tina Quigley; his sister Elizabeth Quigley and partner James Weaver; nephew Jayden Weaver; maternal grandparents, Sonny and Elaine Hannan; paternal grandmother, Victoria Hyde and husband Joe; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather Robert Dennis Quigley.

There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Memories and condolences may be shared at http://www.directcremationofmaine.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Make a Wish Maine, 66 Mussey Rd., Scarborough, ME 04074, or maine.wish.org, or Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England, 219 East Main St., Suite 100B, Milford, MA. 01757, or sbagreaterne.org.

REV. DR. ROBERT H. MORRIS

WATERVILLE – The Rev. Dr. Robert Harding Morris, 99, died peacefully at his granddaughter, Hilary Koch’s home in Waterville, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Bob was born on February 4, 1921, in Johnson City, New York, to Henry D. and Dora (Durland) Morris.

In 1943, he married the love of his life, Anne Cappucci, who preceded him in death.

Bob worked at IBM Endicott, New York, as a systems engineer and analyst for over 30 years. While working for IBM, he concurrently earned his B.A. from Harpur College (now SUNY Binghamton) and completed a double major in French and philosophy. He was a student in the full-year foreign studies program at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Also during his IBM years, he received his Local Pastor’s License from the Methodist Church and served as part-time pastor of the Campville United Methodist Church.

After his retirement from IBM, Bob went on to finish his M.S. from SUNY Binghamton, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University. He concurrently served as pastor of churches in Sayreville, New Jersey, and Ventnor, New Jersey. When he retired from the ministry, he continued to serve as a guest preacher and adult Sunday school teacher in the communities where he lived. He knew it was a blessing to continue to serve God.

Bob had a lifetime love of building dry stone walls and passed on his talent to anyone who had an artistic eye and a similar disregard for their fingers and toes. When he lived in State College, Pennsylvania, he spent 10 years excavating and reforming overgrown fieldstones into contoured pathways to be explored in an undeveloped municipal parkland. He began this stone labyrinth when he was 80 “for the exercise,” and completed it in 2016.

Bob was fully committed to Eastern Standard Time, and in his many worldwide travels he never once set his watch for another time zone. This presented many challenges for family and friends traveling with him. In addition, he had absolutely no sense of direction and could easily get lost within a few miles of his home. He was thankful to live long enough to enjoy having a GPS.

His sense of humor was legendary, and his family shares hours of anecdotes, jokes, and puns. He loved playing online Scrabble and texted friends and family using carefully curated emoji messages. Bob believed that chocolate was nature’s perfect food and ate it daily for most of his 99 years, insisting that his daily ration of chocolate enabled him to do daily sit-ups and pushups until the last few weeks of his life.

Bob is survived by his daughter Suzanne, his son Robert and daughter-in-law, Debbie; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Bob was loved dearly and will be missed greatly by his family and his many friends. Inspired by a book he read with his book club at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, Bob became very passionate about criminal justice reform.

If you wish, donations be made online in his memory to the Equal Justice Initiative: http://www.eji.org.

RAYMOND R. BOURGOIN

WATERVILLE – Raymond Roderick Joseph Bourgoin, 82, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, from a long battle with Parkinson’s. He was born August 3, 1938, in Van Buren, the son of Edmond and Albertine (Berube) Bourgoin.

He attended the schools of Waterville. On August 25, 1972, he married Carlene Downer at Sacred Heart Church, in Waterville; they would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary this year.

Ray’s first job was setting pins by hand at Metro and Streamline Bowling Lanes, in Waterville. He worked 25 years at Fort Halifax Packing, in Winslow, and worked as custodian and bus driver for the Waterville School Department. Raymond retired from Sappi Hinckley, in 2000, from his position as a maintenance worker.

He was a member of Corpus Chirsti Parish, in Waterville, and enjoyed bowling, watching the Red Sox and Patriots, horse racing, and playing cribbage. He and Carlene traveled with family and friends to Aruba, Las Vegas and Florida, where they all knew Ray would want to be “first in line.”

Raymond was always so proud of his family and loved them very much.

He is survived by his wife, Carlene (Downer) Bourgoin, of Waterville; son Dale Bourgoin and wife Dianne, of Oakland; two granddaughters, Hannah and Grace Bourgoin; one sister, Patsy and husband Eddie Gurney, of Winslow; four brothers, Eugene, of Clinton, Ronald and wife Rachel, of Winslow, Joe and wife Carol, of Waterville, and Donald and wife Libby, of Clinton; his brother-in-law, Francis Poulin; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Ed and wife Sandra, and David; sisters, Dee and husband Burt Gould, Jackie and husband James Tardiff, and Charlene Poulin; sister-in-law Nancy.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Raymond’s memory may do so to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

BERTRAND L. BRONN

SCARBOROUGH/PALERMO ­— Bertrand L. Bronn, 83, passed away on Thursday, July 8, ,2020, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, in Scarborough. Bertrand was born February 5, 1937, in Palermo, to the late Raymond and Marguerite “Peggy” (Eaton) Bronn.

He enjoyed a childhood like any other kid during that time period. He developed a lifelong love for the outdoors, hunting and fishing. This good ol’ Maine country boy would soon make a move to the big city of Portland which would change his life forever.

His parents managed some property in Portland, and Bertrand made it a point to spend a lot of time there when he saw one of the girls coming in and out of the building. After quite a length of time of trying to get her attention, Ruth McLinden finally caved and agreed to start dating him. Little did either of them know, but that would be the beginning of a 58-year marriage. Bert and Ruth were married on June 30, 1962, in Portland, and began their family. During that time, Bert honorably served in the United States Army until his discharge in 1965.

Upon returing home, the Bronn’s made the move to Scarborough in 1966 where they raised their family on the foundations of faith and love.

Due to the current restrictions, Bert and Ruth celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary via Zoom. In his last days he was so very happy to be able to see his bride.

His career began with Lester Card, in 1962, as a contractor. By the late 1960s he began working for S. D. Warren, in Westbrook, as part of the “outdoor crew.” He retired in 1994 following 30 years of service. Even after his retirement, his former co-workers never tired of hearing his jokes.

In addition to his parents, Bert was predeceased by his son Richard Bronn; step-mother Grace Bronn; siblings Erdine Fletcher, Raymond Bronn Jr., Samuel Bronn, Abraham Bronn and Flora Mae Richardson.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Bronn, of Scarborough; son Bertrand Bronn and wife Kathy, of Illinois; daughter Karen McKenzie and partner Robert McCubrey, of South Portland; grandchildren Kyndra, Garrett, Amber and Serena; brother Everett Bronn and sister Christie Bronn Merrick, both of Washington state.

A service was held on July 12, and interment took place at Calvary Cemetery, in South Portland.

To view Bert’s memorial page or to share an online condolence, please visit www.ConroyTullyWalker.com.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

ARTHUR KULPA

VASSALBORO – Arthur “Butch” Kulpa, 66, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 9, 2020, following a brief illness. Butch was born in Paterson, New Jersey, a son of Stefan and Ernestine (Contini) Kulpa.

He graduated from Indian Hills High School, in Oakland, New Jersey, and from Southern New Hampshire University.

His life was one unselfishly devoted to his family, friends and community.

Butch worked for Bausch & Lomb Optical, LaVerdiere Optical, Drs. Moody, Houghton & O’Dell, before starting his own business, Eye to Eye Opticians. He also worked for Peter Nesin Opticians and Stratford Safety.

He was a member of the Vassalboro Masonic Lodge, Kora Temple Shrine, Kora Karts, Kora Kampers, Valley of Augusta, Valley of Portland, Vassalboro Lion’s Club and Kappa Delta Phi Fraternity.

Surviving is his wife of 46 years, Marcia Hayes Kulpa, of Vassalboro; his sister, Linda Kwiatkowski, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Stephen Kulpa.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Shriner’s Hospital, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607 or Post-Polio Health International, 50 Crestwood Executive Center #440, St. Louis, Missouri 63126.

Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Services, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.

ANNA J. BOLDUC

WATERVILLE – Anna J. Bolduc, 88, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Anna was born October 31, 1931, in Waterville.

She married her high school sweetheart, Richard H. Bolduc, on November 25, 1950. Richard preceded her death on September 1, 1996, after 45 years of marriage.

In 1961, with a family of five young children, Anna and Richard pursued their dream of opening up a small convenience store on Water Street, called Dick’s Variety. For over 50 years Anna worked tirelessly, seven days a week, putting in countless hours, pouring coffee, making sandwiches, and cooking the best cheeseburgers and pizza. Anna treated all her regulars as if they were family. If you ever met Anna, she was the nicest, most energetic, caring, and one of the hardest working woman you would ever meet in your lifetime.

When she took her daily afternoon break from the store, she would shuttle many of the customers, relatives, and family members, to the bank, doctor’s appointments, hockey practices, or wherever they needed to go. Anna could be seen on a daily basis driving her big white Cadillac which required her to move the driver’s seat as far forward as possible with two pillows propped behind her back because she was only 4 feet, 9 inches tall. Thank God airbags were not available that year! Anna’s entire life was all about helping others, regardless who they were. She was truly a selfless and giving person who never expected or wanted anything in return. Prior to her passing at Lakewood, she was constantly cleaning, tidying up the tables, folding towels, and helping other residents. As Mr. Rogers quotes “Look for the helpers,” that was Anna.

Anna is survived by her two sisters, Gabrielle and Lucille Roy, of Waterville; her five children, daughter Michelle Sholar, of Las Vegas, Nevada, daughter Diana Garnier and husband David Garnier, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, son John Bolduc, of Swampscott, Massachusetts, daughter Anne Rourke and husband David Rourke, of Bradenton, Florida, and son Peter Bolduc, of Waterville. Anna’s grandchildren are, Mike Fortin, Laurie Fortin, Alicia Welch, Katie Garnier, Mark Bolduc, Katelyn Bolduc, Megan Rourke and Emma Rourke; her great-grandchildren, Ryan Welch, Zachery Welch, Brandon Fortin, Weston Bolduc, and Griffin Bolduc; and her many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Anna was predeceased by her sisters, Theresa Boudreau and Marie Roy, brothers, Emile Roy, Joseph Roy, Elie Roy, Louis Roy, and Noel “Spat” Roy.

Unfortunately there will be no church ceremony or graveside services at this time due to Covid-19. A Mass and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine. http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.

EMILY M. FOURNIER

FAIRFIELD – Emily Mary-Evelyn Fournier, 32, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020. She died in a whitewater rafting accident wherein, according to the game warden, she rescued a child who had been ejected from the raft. While her passing was sudden and tragic, her friends and family take comfort in knowing that she acted heroically and bravely. Emily was born in Waterville on December 26, 1987, the daughter of Joe and Evelyn Rowden, and grew up in Fairfield.

She graduated from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in 2006 and received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Anselm College, in Manchester, New Hampshire, in 2011. On June 25, 2011, she married the love of her life, Joshua Michael Fournier, whom she met at college, and they have resided in Fairfield with their dogs Sparta and Hastings.

Emily had myriad artistic, literary, and theatrical interests. She was a lifelong student of dance, as well an accomplished poet and writer, and theatrical director, working with numerous organizations and publications until her death. Perhaps her best known accomplishment was the Recycled Shakespeare Company, based in Waterville. As a co-founder and executive director of the company, Emily became a leader in making Shakespeare accessible to all who desired to participate, forming a troupe of performers drawn from all walks of life and social groups. The company, under Emily’s tireless leadership, was also an internationally recognized leader in ecologically sustainable theater practices, relying on the re-use of discarded materials for sets, props, and costumes, and repurposing existing spaces in the community to hold rehearsals and performances.

Her approach to sustainability and community engagement is perhaps best exemplified by the company’s repeated engagement performing full length Shakespearean plays in a local pizza shop to the delight of dedicated audience members and casual customers alike. Recycled Shakespeare Company was her life’s work and its success was her overriding goal. Outside of her work in theater and the arts, Emily led an active life dominated by charitable and compassionate works. It would be impossible to list all of her accomplishments and distinctions, but she will be remembered by those who knew her for her preternatural ability to simply make the world more joyful, beautiful, and bright simply by being herself within it. Joy was an important word for Emily, and although her passing has left her friends and family bereft, she would want them to know that joy, not sadness, defines her life.

She is survived by her husband, Joshua; her parents, Lyn and Joe Rowden; her mother-in-law Joanne Fournier, her father-in-law Gerard Fournier; her brothers, Aaron and Christian Rowden; many uncles, aunts and cousins on both sides of her family; and by her sisters- and brothers-in-law whom she loved equal to all other members of her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, July 16, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Waterville.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

Her family requests that those who wish to do so make a donation to the Recycled Shakespeare Company, 4 Cottage Street, Fairfield, ME 04937.

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

KEVIN M. MORIN

CLINTON ­­— Kevin Marcel Morin, 59, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020, following his courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 26, 1961, in Skowhegan, to Ellen and Marcel Morin.

Kevin spent his childhood years growing up in the small town of Solon enjoying life in more innocent times. Being the only son and brother to five younger sisters, he shared a very close and protective bond with his family. As a devoted son, Kevin deeply treasured his mother. Also close to his heart were his sisters, beloved son, grandson, many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Third generation logger Kevin bought his first truck in his early 20s and never looked back, spending most of his life working in the place he loved: the woods of Maine. He spoke with dreamy words of early mornings finding deer eating the boughs from the tops of trees cut the day before, and of the sounds and smells of the deep woods. When he did take a break from working, Kevin enjoyed many happy occasions with friends and family, hiking, camping, and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed laughing, music, and dancing.

On January 30, 2016, Kevin’s family grew to include wife Becke, her five children and their families. Kevin and Becke’s marriage was a true love story. They had found their soul-mate. Sentiments from his stepchildren included that he was supremely unselfish, had a contagious smile, and always was happy and positive. His presence brought a calm and an ease. It was a blessing to have a stepdad who made them feel secure in his love for their mother.

Kevin was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses January 2, 1984. His love for his creator was evident in his appreciation for spiritual things and his desire to share spiritual truth with others. His zeal to share God’s promises of a better future right here on earth never waned, even during the last months of his life. He looked forward to the future promised in Revelation 21:4, “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Kevin was predeceased by his father Marcel Morin, of Skowhegan.

He is survived by his wife Rebecca Morin, of Clinton; his mother Ellen Morin, of Waterville; his son Andrew Morin, of Skowhegan: his grandson Isaiah Morin, of Hartland; five sisters Susan and her husband Cole Haskell, of Harpswell, Kelly and her husband David LaPoint, of Winslow, Ann Morissette, of Smithfield, Caroline Armstrong, of Skowhegan, and Nikki and her husband Greg Gauthier, of Shawmut; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial talk will be given via Zoom Saturday, July 25th at 2 p.m. (Meeting ID 86955203062, password 20061914)

Arrangements by Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, Skowhegan.

MARIA TROUTMAN

WATERVILLE – Maria Troutman, 80, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 12, 2020, at her home. The oldest of three children, she was born on March 18, 1940, in Salerno, Italy, to Dr. Nicola and Margherita Messina.

In 1952, the family relocated to Panama, where she became a bookkeeper for the United Fruit Company commissary (later Chiquita Brands).

By 1970, she had moved to Boston to study fashion merchandising. A college dormmate read a personals ad placed in a Boston paper by a gentleman from Bangor and insisted that he sounded perfect for Maria. She pestered her until Maria wrote a reply and escorted her to the mailbox to ensure it was sent. After a brief long-distance courtship, Maria married the love of her life, James Moran Troutman, on February 13, 1971, in Brewer. She soon bore three children, James, Michelle and Paul.

Maria worked closely with her husband to manage their various business ventures in Brewer, including an electronics repair shop (Auto Radio and TV Service), an automotive air conditioning and glass repair shop, rental housing, and a decorative light bulb business. Her husband’s untimely death on their 15th wedding anniversary left her devastated but she continued to raise their children and managed the repair shop until 1991.

Maria was small in stature but strong in spirit. She was known for preferring to walk everywhere for her daily errands. She loved to watch classic movies, do crossword puzzles and bake bread. She later moved to Waterville, where she remained active, making a remarkable recovery after a heart attack and a triple bypass in 2006. She continued to walk regularly until congestive heart failure eventually slowed her pace.

Her survivors include her son, James Troutman and wife Sarah, of Montville, daughter Michelle Troutman, son Paul Troutman; brother, Paul Messina, of Annapolis, Maryland, nephew Mike Messina, of Baltimore, Maryland, nephew David Messina and his wife Kendra Perry, of San Mateo, California; and sister, Elena Messina and husband Rick Beagle and their son Quinn Beagle, of Baltimore; her grandchildren, Nicholas Troutman, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Benjamin Troutman and Jonathan Troutman, of Montville.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.

Those wishing to remember Maria in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, Inc., 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074.

PAUL S. ROGERS

VASSALBORO – Paul Stuart Rogers, 89, passed away on July 13, 2020, following a long battle with various illnesses due to Agent Orange. He was born Feb. 7, 1931.

He had been living at the Maine Veterans Home, Company B, in Augusta, since February 2019. His eldest son, Stephen, was with him when he passed.

Paul was a proud patriot and served his country in the United States Army for 25 years, 11 months, and 12 days and retired as a Master Sergeant. During his military career he traveled to many exotic places, Panama, Germany, Korea, and Vietnam to name a few.

Stateside, he traveled with his family to Massachusetts, South Carolina, Ohio, and New Jersey where he retired. Paul received many awards and citations throughout his military career, including a Bronze Star while in Vietnam.

After Paul retired, he moved back to Maine and began his second career working for the Messalonskee School District, in Oakland, in the maintenance department, as well as driving school bus for many years. He served the school district for 20 years.

Paul was a devoted family man and married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Hood, of Benton, in 1954. He and his wife raised three children: Stephen, Sandra, and Scott. As a military family, moves become no big thing and Paul and his family moved several times before settling down permanently in the Waterville/Winslow area.

Paul was active in the American Legion Post #5 and at one time served as the Post Commander and the Honor Guard. He was also highly active in the Second Baptist Church of Waterville, where he served as a trustee, deacon, and treasurer for many years. Paul loved to sing and used his vocal gift at weddings, funerals, community events and of course his church.

Paul is survived by his wife Beverly. They were married just shy of 66 years; his son, Stephen and wife Pat, daughter, Sandra and fiancé Bill Annis, and son Scott and wife Sherry; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; his brother, James; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Phillip; mother and father, Robert and Alma; brothers, Charles, Bobby, Wilson, and David, sisters, Anita, Laura, Patricia, Margery, Lorraine, and Priscilla.

Paul’s funeral service was held July 18, at the North Vassalboro Baptist Church, the Rev. Stephen P. Rogers presiding.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations in Paul’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Organization.

MAURICE ROY

WATERVILLE – Maurice “Moe” Roy, 77, passed away at the Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, on July 14, 2020, from a battle with cancer. Moe was born on December 2, 1942, in Waterville, the son of Lionel and Lucille (Melanson) Roy.

He attended the school systems in Waterville. Moe’s first job was at Fort Halifax Packing Co., in Winslow. It was not very long that Moe, at the age of 19, decided to hit the road and found work at the Parker House Hotel, in Boston. This started Moe to work at many hotels and restaurants.

Moe enjoyed travelling and found work in Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, and Reno, Nevada. After several years, Moe came back home to take care of his mother. He also started to work again at Steve’s Restaurant, in Waterville, who would hire him anytime he was in town.

Moe’s personality was one to be desired. Moe spent some years at the Puffin’ Stop working the night shift. He got to know the police and many other workers who were on the night shift which he liked.

Moe is survived by his sister, Patricia Martineau and husband Richard, of Winslow; nephews, Keith Hallee, of Waterville, Kenneth Hallee, of New Mexico, and Anthony Hall, of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

There will be no services.

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

An online guestbook can be signed, condolences and memories shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Blessed Sacrament Church, 101 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

ROY F. VASHON

BENTON – Roy F. Vashon, 88, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2020, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Born on July 25, 1931, and raised in Waterville, the son of Raymond and Rose Vashon, he was a lifelong resident of Central Maine.

Roy was a 1949 graduate of Waterville High School. He then enlisted in the Army in August 1952. Roy served our country during the Korean War with the 4345 60th Transportation Company 9th Infantry Division out of Fort Dix, New Jersey. For his service, Roy received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Upon his separation from the Army, Roy continued his service with the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1992 after 30 years.

On September 25, 1957, he married Marolyn McCarthy. During the 25 years of their marriage Roy and Marolyn lived in Winslow and raised two daughters, Sheila and Pamela. Their home was always a welcoming place for family and friends. Roy had a heart of gold and smile that could light up a room. Summers were spent camping, gardening or pool parties in the backyard.

Marolyn passed away in 1983. On Oct. 8, 1990, Roy opened his heart to marry Meredith E. Cress of Benton. Roy and Meredith built their homestead in Benton and became avid gardeners and landscapers. Roy loved his John Deere tractor mower and would spend hours outdoors. When not mowing, he could often be found fishing in the pond late in the afternoons or tinkering with all sorts of devices and machinery in his garage.

Retirement gave Roy the opportunity to spend an abundant amount of time with his grandchildren. You could always see Pépère at concerts, theater productions, sporting events, and more throughout his grandchildren’s time in school.

Roy is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Meredith E. Vashon, of Benton; his daughter, Sheila and husband Scott Nielsen, of Oakland; and grandchildren, Zachary Nielsen, of Thorndike and Zoe Nielsen, of Hermon; daughter, Pamela and husband Gary Moline, of North Port Florida, and grandchildren Justin LaVerdiere, of Fort Myers Florida, and Taylor LaVerdiere, of Naples Florida; stepdaughter, Barbara Zook and husband Ahmed Hassanein, of Charlotte, North Carolina; and grandchildren, James Randolph, of Gloucester, Virginia, John Gannon, of Richmond, Virginia, Megan Major, and Kenneth Zook, both of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; stepdaughter, Susan Tidd and husband Kurt, of Greenville, North Carolina; and grandchildren, Stephanie Getchell, of North Plainfield, New Jersey, and Samantha Getchell, of Westbrook; sister, Jeanne Giguere, of Enfield, Connecticut; along with several nieces and nephews.

Roy was predeceased by both of his parents; his first wife, Marolyn E. Vashon; sisters, Lauriette Maheu, Floriane Cote and brothers, Raymond Vashon, Reginald Vashon.

A graveside committal service was held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., in Augusta.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

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

Donations in Roy’s memory may be made to either of the following organizations:Alzheimer’s Association to help create a world without Alzheimer’s and all other Dementia, or your local animal rescue or humane society.

RUTH BRADSTREET

ALBION – Ruth Bradstreet, 74, passed away on April 28, 2020. She was born on March 23, 1945, in Portland, to Ruth (Staples) and Richard Dodge.

Ruth graduated from South Portland High School in 1963 and the University of Maine at Portland in 1967. That same year she met her husband of over 48 years, Ted Bradstreet.

Ruth worked as a professional social worker for 40 years. She spent time as a clinical social worker and in private practice before going to work for the State of Maine in the Division of Licensing and Certification where she worked for 22 years before retiring.

Ruth was predeceased by her parents; her older brother; and her husband.

She is survived by their children Rebecca Bradstreet and Jonathan Bradstreet and Jon’s wife Sherry; her sister-in-law Myra Rosenbaum, her brother-in-law Robert Bradstreet; and some nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held when it is once again safe to gather together.

Cremation was performed by Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, ME 04915.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Maine Public online https://www.mainepublic.org/support-0 or by phone at 1-800-884-1717.