OBITUARIES for Thursday, July 21, 2022

TIMOTHY R. GREEN

VASSALBORO – Timothy Robert Green, 41, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022. He was born on January 23, 1981, the son of Robert and Lynn Green.

Timothy graduated from LaSalle Military Academy, Oakdale, New York, class of 1999. He attended Fordham University from 1999 to 2000 where he was a member of Pershing Rifles and was honored to meet General Jack Keane.

In 2000, he enlisted into the United States Army, and served as member of the 101st Airborne Division, 1st of the 502, Delta Company, Infantry.

He deployed to Iraq in 2004 through 2005. In 2008, Timothy was discharged from the Army, and received the following commendations: Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Bar, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Parachutist Badge.

In 2011, Timothy graduated from Wesleyan University College of Social Studies, with a multi-disciplinary degree in History, Government, Political and Social Theory, and Economics.

He was employed by the Veterans Administration, in San Francisco, California, and later at the Maine Department of Motor Vehicles as a project manager.

Timothy was loved by many for his engaging smile, outgoing personality, and dedication to fellow veterans. He gave guidance and unwavering support to his fellow veterans in their time of crisis and helped others obtain benefits. Timothy will be missed by all who loved him, and there are many.

He is survived by his wife Megan Green; parents Robert and Lynn Green, of Plymouth Massachusetts; his sisters Jennifer and spouse David Lachina, of Putnam, Connecticut, and Amy and spouse Justin Holwell, of Princeton, Massachusetts; niece Kate Holwell, and nephews Aidan Pesce, Riley Holwell and Finn Holwell.

Timothy’s funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 22, in St. Bonaventure Catholic Church, 803 State Rd., Plymouth, Massachusetts, at 10 a.m.

Interment with military honors will follow in Manomet Cemetery, Plymouth, Mass.

Arrangements are in the care of the Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church St. Augusta, where condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

CLAIRE DUTIL

WATERVILLE – Claire Helen Mailloux Dutil, 87, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022. She was born on Sunday, May 12, 1935, in Waterville, to Henry and Anne Marie (Pelletier) Maillioux.

Claire graduated from Waterville Senior High School in 1953. She was a beautiful lady with a wonderful laugh and a beautiful smile. Her fortitude, strength, and perseverance were immense. She was kind, generous, non-demanding and had immeasurable strength throughout her whole life right up until the end.

On May 12, 1956, Claire married Joseph “Bob” Dutil, of Winslow. Their first child Cindy was born with cerebral palsy, and this began Claire’s unique journey of love, strength, and fortitude. She cared for Cindy in her home for 47 years. Their son Brian was born six years later. The family spent summers on Pattee Pond, in Winslow. Claire was involved in Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and football boosters and she canned vegetables from their garden each year.

In 1986, Claire’s dream of becoming a “Mémère,” began. When Claire’s three grandchildren were young, she often cared and cooked for them while their parents worked. She loved to sew and knit. Her favorite things to bake were molasses cookies and whoopie pies which her family loved. She put her heart into every dish she made, and you could guarantee to never leave her table hungry. Her grandkids remember great hugs and kisses. Her husband Bob died in 2019, just 11 days after their 64th anniversary.

Claire is survived by her daughter Cindy Dutil, of Oakland; son Brian and wife Linda (Clark) Dutil, of Waterville; grandsons Nicholas and wife Katie (London) Dutil, of Sidney, Jeffrey and wife Savanna (Dickey) Dutil, of Winslow; granddaughter Kathryn (Dutil) and husband Thomas Hersom, of Winslow; and her four great-grandchildren. Tessa Dutil, Jocelyn “Jocie” Hersom, Isabelle “Belle” Hersom, and Arlo Dutil; her sister Theresa and husband David Roy, of Oakland; her brothers-in-law John and wife Lorraine Dutil, of Winslow, Hartley “Buzz’ Fernald, of Winslow; and sister-in-law Therese Dutil of Fairfield.

Claire was predeceased by her parents; her husband Joseph “Bob”, her sister Collette and husband Joseph “Larry” Theriault, sister-in-law Patricia (Dutil) Fernald, brother-in-law’s Danny “Chi Chi” Dutil, and Louis “Pete” and wife Evelyn.

Per Claire’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral. A private graveside committal with immediate family will take place later this summer.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home 10 Elm Street, Waterville. For Claire’s full obituary, please visit http://www.gallantfh.com.

In Claire’s memory, donations may be made to HOPE, payable to Erskine Academy, c/o HOPE, 309 Windsor Road, South China, ME 04358.

RAYMOND F. DYER

VASSALBORO – Raymond F. Dyer, 78, of Vassalboro, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022. He was born March 29, 1944, in Waterville the son of Ralph B. and Adah L. (Riley) Dyer.

He worked for Maingas for 35-1/2 years delivering propane all over the state of Maine. He enjoyed being with people and loved cooking suppers at the Second Baptist Church, in Waterville. Then he moved on to Shawmut Chapel where he become a member where he was called home.

He is survived by his wife Lois Dyer; his children Michael and fiancée Lana, of Louisiana, and his daughter Amy Meschke and husband Michael, of Ohio; his stepson Cory Young and wife Lisa, of Pittston; grandchildren Joshua, Emily, Sara, Curtis, Benjamin, Tavia, Victorianna; and many great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents Ralph and Adah Dyer; sister Martha Winzler and brother Thomas Dyer.

There will be no funeral services. A graveside service 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 Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Raymond’s memory to Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.
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RONALD J. GILBERT

VASSALBORO – Ronald Joseph Gilbert, 72, passed away on Sundzy, July 10, 2022. Ronald was born in Waterville on September 8, 1949, the son of Napoleon P. Gilbert and Cecilia (Gallant) Gilbert.

He graduated from Waterville High School class of 1967. Ron graduated from Husson College, in Bangor, in 1971, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He graduated from Thomas College, in Waterville, in 1981, with a master’s degree in accounting and finance. In his professional career, he was a Certified Public Accountant.

He worked as administrative director of WMCA 1986-1990. He also owned and operated Gilbert’s Sports Cards, in Waterville, and Wilton. Ron was also business manager in the CDS system from 1997-2007. He finished his professional career as business manager at MSAD #12, retiring in 2008.

Ron’s hobbies included reading, crossword puzzles, karaoke, and collecting sports memorabilia.

Ron was predeceased by his parents Napoleon P. and Cecilia Gilbert, and stepmother Ida Gilbert, as well as sisters Margaret Brockway and Ruth Gross.

He is survived by his wife Debbie Warren; brother J. Peter Gilbert, of Waterville; nephews Keith Brockway, of Albion, Daniel Brockway, of China, Matthew Gilbert, of South Portland, and Andrew Gilbert, of Searsport; nieces Kristie Davis, of Marshal, Minnesota, Mary Lambert, of Waldoboro, and Tina Shaw, of Buxton; many great-nieces and -nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, July 19, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. Burial was in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville, following the Mass.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kennebec Valley Humane Society, in Augusta, ME, the Comfort Care Unit of Maine General Rehab and LTC at Glenridge at, 40 Glenridge Drive, Augusta, ME 04330-6606, or The Maine Cancer Foundation, in Falmouth, Maine, or the American Cancer Society of Maine, PO Box 350, Westbrook, ME 04098.

MARK T. HOSEA

OCALA, Flaorida – Mark Tingley Hosea, 91, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at Cates House Hospice of Marion County. He was born in Robbinston, on March 28, 1931, the son of Frank and Anna (Ayer) Hosea.

The family moved to Waterville when he was 12 years old and attended Calvary Temple Church. From a young age, Mark was a talented vocalist with a passion for music. He used this gift at music festivals across Eastern Maine as a soloist, as part of a young men’s quartet, and later as a worship and song leader in church.

Mark met the love of his life, Madolyn Enid (Closson) Hosea, at Advent Christian Church, in Waterville. The two married on August 6, 1955, and became the proud parents of four children, Rhonda, Marcia, Mary and Joel. Together, Mark and Madolyn built a life rooted in Christ’s love and God’s Holy Word, restoring an old mansion in North Vassalboro, called the White Haven, that they turned into a boarding house for seniors. The home was filled with love, music, laughter — and precisely the kind of mischief one would expect with four children.

Mark is survived by his wife, Madolyn, of Ocala, with whom he would have celebrated 67 years of marriage this year; his children, Rhonda Drusendahl, Marcia Stevens, Mary Box and Joel Hosea, of Ocala; his sister Sandra (Hosea) Charity, of Ocala; six grandchildren, Robby Cray, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Rachael Phelps, of Wilmington, North Carolina, Jarrod Stevens and Shane Stevens, both of Dover-Foxcroft, Jenna Box Sarkissian, of Tallahassee, Florida, and Mason Box, of Ocala; 14 great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

A service for Mark was held Wednesday, July 20, at the Roberts Funeral Homes Cemetery, Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, at 5050 SW 20th St., in Ocala, Florida.

WILLIAM J. MOORES

WINSLOW – William John Moores, 93, of Winslow, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Bill was a proud military veteran and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, hunting with his son, and spending time with his wife, Sylvia Jackson.

For many years, Bill shared his knowledge of cars as an instructor in the auto mechanics program at Waterville Regional Technical Vocational Center. He had an intense love of animals, especially for the many dogs and cats that were part of his family over the years.

Bill will be missed by his loved ones and especially by his son, Stephen, and granddaughters, Libbey Moores-Gallant and Angela Wyrick.

Per Bill’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to your local animal shelter.

GERALDINE KING

FAIRFIELD – Geraldine “Gerri” (Toulouse) King, 97, died Tuesday, July 12, 2022, following a short stay at Lakewood Nursing Home, in Waterville. She had previously resided at Sunset Home, in Waterville, and for most of her life in Fairfield.

Gerri was born on February 6, 1925, in Oakland, the daughter of George and Leah Boudreau Toulouse. She was born during a cold snowstorm on a couch in a living room near a wood stove. She loved East Pond where she and her two sisters grew up.

She was educated in Oakland schools, a graduate of Milton LaForrest Williams High School, in Oakland, and Thomas College, in Waterville, in 1944, then located on Main Street, in Waterville. She had founder, Mr. Thomas, as her teacher. She married long time Fairfield resident Allie W. King, Jr., in 1952, at Sacred Heart Church, in Waterville.

Her first job was at the American Woolen Mill, (Kennebec Mills), in Fairfield. She worked there until the mill was sold and purchased by Mr. R.J. Fromkin, from New York. The mill was eventually moved to the old cotton mill, in Waterville, until it closed. After 24 years as office manager, she temporarily retired and stayed home to take care of Allie III until he entered seventh grade at junior high, in Fairfield. Gerri then worked at the school as administrative assistant to the principal, Richard Dostie, until she retired from SAD #49 in 1986.

Upon retirement, Gerri and her husband Allie Jr., spent five winters in Florida in the New Port Richey area with friends and family. Eventually the Florida trips ended, and her husband of 50 years passed away. Gerri then focused on extensive charitable work to occupy her time. She loved to volunteer at the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry. She loved fundraising for the new pantry. She loved to knit and made 50 pairs of mittens, 50 hats and 26 shawls every year for 18 years for needy children of the pantry and Catholic Charities.

She volunteered at the Lawrence Library for several years as well as at the MaineGeneral Medical Center Lab, in Waterville, for four years. She was on the board of Sunset Home, in Waterville, for three years. She also assisted Catholic Charities, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Corpus Christi Parish, and the Fairfield Chapter of the Knights of Columbus. She coordinated the publishing of three cookbooks, raising funds for Immaculate Heart of Mary, Knights of Columbus, and Sunset Home. Gerri loved people and helping those that needed help. She lived her life based upon the quote by Arthur Ashe: “From what we get we can make a living, what we give we can make a life.”

She was predeceased by two sisters, Lucille Longely, of Fairfield, and Retha Duquette, of Waterville.

She is survived by a son, Allie W. King, III, of Westport, Connecticut; a sister-in-law, Linda Allard, of Freeport; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, July 20, at 10 a.m., at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville. Committal services with the family will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, in Waterville.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gerri King, to the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry, c/o Nancy Marcoux, 35 Savage St.,, Fairfield, ME 04937 or Sunset Home, 114 College Ave., Waterville, ME 04901.

MARY LOU NOYES

ALBION – Mary Lou Nelson Noyes, 87, passed away at her home, in Albion, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. She was born in Palermo to Manley and Barbara Worthing Nelson on November 3, 1934.

Mary Lou graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1954 and married Keith Noyes in October of the same year. This is when she moved to the farm house in Albion and started her life as lifelong homemaker and co-owner of The Noyes Farm. She was an excellent cook, very generous and enjoyed feeding family and friends for many years.

Mary Lou served as a PTA volunteer in the Albion Elementary school, was a former member of the Albion Fire Department Auxiliary, enjoyed participating in many ladies bowling leagues and was a lifelong member of TOPS. She had also been active as a member of the Palermo Grange, Palermo Historical Society and Albion Senior Citizens.

She enjoyed traveling and visited family all over the country and Canada.

Those who knew Mary Lou knew of her lifelong love of the Boston Red Sox. For over 17 years, she, her sister Linda, and several friends would travel to Boston each year and attend a 3 – 4 game series. Dwight Evans was her all time favorite player. Mary Lou also enjoyed watching the Boston Celtics. Of course, her love of sports was not just professional. Mary Lou was a huge supporter of her children and grandchildren attending many, many of their sporting events (gymnastics, baseball, football, basketball, softball, track and soccer).

Mary Lou was predeceased by her husband Keith, her parents, sister Linda Ayer, brother Douglas Nelson, and nephew Nelson Ayer.

She is survived by daughter Karen Noyes Moody; son Chuck and wife Deborah; daughter Julie and partner James McCarthy; sons Cameron and partner Kathleen Golden, and Andrew and wife Denise Fisher; grandchildren Bethany, Stephanie, Holly, Keith, Evan, Meredith, Greta, Travis, Kadie, Bean, Darcie and Cassandra; great-grandchildren Trinity, Harmony, Kaysin, Wesley, Addison, Elliotte, Riley, Tayler, Booker, Eli and Gabe.

A graveside service is planned for Friday, July 29, at 1 p.m., at the Lincoln Cemetery at the end of the Noyes Road, in Albion. A reception will follow at the China Masonic Hall Central Lodge #45, in China Village, from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to Palermo Historical Society, PO Box 13, Palermo, ME 04354.

JEFFREY B. SUGDEN

CHINA – Jeffrey B. Sugden, 72, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, from pancreatic cancer. Jeff was born July 17, 1949, in Boston, Massachusetts, to John Frederick and Ruth (Bryant) Sugden, the second of four boys.

He was raised in Weston, Massachusetts, and graduated from Weston High School, where he was a standout in football and played hockey. After a post-grad year at Worcester Academy, he started working for his grandfather’s electrical company in Boston and went through the IBEW apprenticeship program at night. He lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. enjoying the music and excitement of the late ‘60s. He also enlisted in the Naval Reserves at that time. There he met his first wife, Margaret Hayes, and they married and had three daughters. In 1972, wanting to be back-to-the-landers, they moved to Mercer, renovated an old house, and raised vegetables, rabbits, and their daughters in the country.

At that time, Jeff did electrical work throughout Maine. In 1979, Jeff and Margi divorced, and he moved to Skowhegan for a year, and then back to Boston where he worked on building the Bank of Boston and other downtown buildings.

During those years, Jeff would come back to Maine to care for his daughters, and in 1982, he moved to Waterville so he could be a hands-on Dad, and the girls lived with him every other week. It was then he met his cherished wife, Valerie, in their apartments’ parking lot after an April blizzard. They enjoyed 40 years together. They were an exceptional team, moving to China, where they had two sons, and raised their five children in a camp counselor’s dormitory that they renovated into a house on eight acres. They also bought and re-built a camp on China Lake that the whole family enjoyed. During that time, Jeff worked at Colby College, in Waterville, as an electrician and later electrical supervisor but decided at the age of 50 to launch his own electrical business, which was very successful. He greatly enjoyed bringing his son, Jon, and grandson along in the business.

Jeff worked hard at everything and enjoyed his success with buying a lot of boats, camping equipment, and campers. He had many exciting snowmobiling and ice fishing trips with his fishing friends. Jeff and Val loved fishing at Rangely, traveling to Florida, and camping at Baxter State Park. They also had a wonderful trip on the Queen Mary 2 to England, where he ate and drank his way around the country. Jeff loved his life and his family and was so very proud of all his children and grandchildren, their character and accomplishments.

His children will forever be grateful for his unwavering support and love.

Jeff was a natural leader who loved helping others. Gifted with a great sense of humor, Jeff could deliver a punchline with panache. He was loyal, kind, stubborn, and a phenomenal problem solver. He will be missed beyond measure by his family.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 39 years, Valerie; his daughters Eliza (Jim) Baldwin, of Hampden, Sarah (Matthew) Sugden, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Rebecca Sugden, of Vassalboro, David (Kait) Sugden, of Industry, and Jon (Marie) Sugden, of China; his grandchildren Owen and Ruby Mathias, Jack and Madeline Hankey, James and Oliver Sugden, and Penelope and Otto Sugden; brothers James Sugden, of Chicago, Illinois, John Sugden, of Wellesley, Massachusetts. and Peter Sugden ,of Marstons Mills, Massachusetts; and great-aunt Jane Sugden, of W. Harwich, Massachusetts.

Jeff asked that there would not be any church services but an outdoor celebration of life at a later date. Those who wish may leave written condolences at http://www.CrosbyNeal.com

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.

RICHARD LABRIE

WATERVILLE – Richard was born in Waterville to Vicky and Russell Dorr and later adopted by his grandparents Angelina and Rennie LaBrie. He was an iron worker throughout Maine and New England.

He was predeceased by his grandparents. He is survived by his mother and children, Anthony, Parker, Autumn, and Damian.

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

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

ROBERT G. VEILLEUX

OAKLAND – Robert G. Veilleux, 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 30, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville, followed by a reception at the Waterville Elks Lodge #905. To see the full obituary please visit http://www.gallantfh.com.

FRANKLIN C. FOLEY

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Franklin C. Foley, 67, of Newport News, Virginia, formerly of Fairfield, peacefully passed away at home, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Frank was born March 23, 1955, in Fairfield, to Francis R. and Clarabell M. Foley.

Frank graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, later attending culinary school to become a chef, later retiring from Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, at age 35. Frank had a true passion for cooking, and sharing his recipes.

Frank adored the ocean, and especially walking along the breakwater in Rockland. Sunday nights were reserved for movie night with his family. Frank was quite the prankster and enjoyed sharing a good joke. Frank enjoyed traveling, having spent time in Africa, and the Philippines, where he met the love of his life, Jacky, and had the honor of adopting her son, Kenneth.

Frank was predeceased by his mother Clarabelle and father Francis; his brother Allen Foley; and infant grandson Nathan Blaschke.

Surviving Frank are his wife Jacky Foley; sisters Frances Dodge Foley and husband Charles, Patricia Loubier, and Shirley Foley; six children, daughter Ginny Foley-Paradis and wife Elicia, son Franklin John Foley, daughter Elizabeth Nickerson and husband Jason, daughter Brianne Blaschke and husband Mark, and sons William Foley, and Kenneth Foley; seven grandchildren, Dana Palmer Jr, Matilda Foley, Cara Blaschke, Jaxon Allison, Sebastian Foley-Paradis, Benjamin Blaschke, and his newest grandaughter Frankie Foley-Paradis.

A graveside service is to be held on August 6, 2022, at Maplewood Cemetery, in Fairfield, with a time to be determined.

JACK HOPPER SR.

WINSLOW – Jack Hopper Sr., 81, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022, at his home, in Winslow, following a two-year battle with lung cancer.

Arrangements by Aable Cremation Services. At his request, there will be no funeral services.

MICHAEL P. HUTCHIINS SR.

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SOMERVILLE – Michael P. Hutchins, Sr., 47, of Somerville, passed away unexpectedly from his injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 23, at Hall’s of Waldoboro, who cared for the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBITUARIES for Thursday, July 14, 2022

DAVID J. ALBERT

WATERVILLE – David J. Albert, 80, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, following a brief illness. David was born in Waterville on March 25, 1942, the son of Warren and Jennie (Wainer) Albert.

He attended the Waterville Public School system and graduated from Waterville High School in 1962. David joined the Naval Reserves, stationed in Augusta, after graduation. After two years in the reserves, David was assigned active duty in the Navy’s administration office, in Bermuda, where he served for two years. David was honorably discharged for the Navy in 1964.

David became an employee of Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, soon after his stint in the Navy, where he remained for 26 years working in the maintenance department until his retirement. During this time, David became actively involved in the Local #470 Club, a group dedicated to preserving the old steam locomotive.

David joined the Waterville Elks Club in 1987 and was a loyal and proud member for 36 years. He enjoyed the formal ceremonies, the dinners, and during his daily visits, the camaraderie around a table with his friends. David was awarded life membership in the club six years ago.

David was a life-long railroad enthusiast beginning with model railroads and evolving to railroad photography. He developed a keen interest in the history of the Maine Central Railroad and could often be found in the Waterville railroad yard observing and photographing the trains’ movements. David loved to travel throughout Maine and New Hampshire “chasing trains” with his good friend and fellow railroad enthusiast, Dave Bolduc. During these excursions, he accumulated thousands of photos and negatives which he would sell to train enthusiasts and railroad magazines and authors seeking photos for the publication of their railroad books. David’s passion culminated in his co-authoring of the book New England Diesels with his good friend George F. Melvin in 1975.

On one of his photo excursions to New Hampshire, David met Dwight Smith, the new owner of the North Conway Scenic Railroad. They became fast friends and David volunteered his service to the organization for three decades, often acting as conductor for the train. David was a kind and loyal brother who will be sadly missed for his sense of humor and uncanny knowledge of classic movies and all things history.

David was predeceased by his father, Warren and his mother, Jennie.

David is survived by his brother, Richard and wife Lori, of Palermo; and sisters Sandra Roy, of Fairfield Center, and Nancy Shattuck, of Jasper, Florida; nephew, Derek Albert, of South Portland; and two nieces, Katie Roy, of Cornville, and Jessica Roy, of Skowhegan.

A graveside service was held for David at St. Francis Cemetery, in Waterville, on Saturday July 9.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation and sent to the Elks Club of Waterville, 76 Industrial St., Waterville, ME 04901.

GLENDON R. CASEY

WINDSOR – Glendon R. Casey, 85, of Windsor, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at home. Glendon was born August 11, 1936, the son of Harold A. Casey and Thelma L. Weeks Casey.

He went by the name “Casey”. His favorite things in life were family gatherings and lunch on Sunday afternoon, trips to Round Pond, camping, cooking, hunting, fishing and mowing the lawn.

Casey was predeceased by his parents; his brothers; and his son, Bobby.

He is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn H. Cunningham Casey; his son Brian and his wife, Alice; his daughter Sissy (Glenda) and her husband, David; his son Keith; his daughter Dawn and her husband, James; his son Jeff and his wife, Rhonda; his daughters Heidi and her husband, Dave, and Heather and her partner, Rick; and his son Joshua and his partner, Jen; and many nieces and nephews; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Casey’s life will be held on Sunday, July 24, at 1 p.m., at the China Legion Post #179.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to North Windsor Baptist Church, 955 Ridge Rd., Windsor, ME 04363.

DAVID G. GUIMOND

WINSLOW – David G. Guimond, 93, of Winslow, died June 23, 2022 of natural causes. He was born in Fair­field, March 13, 1929, the son of David J. and Ita (Mor­rissette) Guimond.

He graduated Winslow High School in 1947 and Thomas Business College, inWaterville, in 1955. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1948 and was honorably discharged in 1952 with rank of Staff Sergeant – E6. He retired from the Internal Revenue Service with over 30 years of government and military service. He is a life member of the Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, in Waterville.

After years of courting the love of his life, Muriel Poulin, they were married on January 29, 1955. Muriel predeceased him on August 3, 2011.

He is survived by his four children, daughter, Jane Hillman and her husband Bruce and their family, Kara Bickford and her husband James and great-grandson Edwyn, Kristen Morrell and her husband John and great-granddaughter Maisie, and David Hillman; son, Joe and his wife Maria and their family, Derek and his wife Nicole and Monique Guimond; son, John and his wife Barbara and their family, Nicole Trimble and her husband Troy and great-granddaughter Harper, Lindsey Boudreau and her husband Tyler and Elise Guimond; son, Jeffrey and his wife Stacy and their family, Morgan Guimond and great-granddaughter, McKenna and Sarah Guimond.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Winslow, on July 6, followed by committal prayers and burial at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Waterville.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.

MARY ANNE SPRAGUE

WINDSOR – Mary Anne Sprague, 80, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022. She was born born May 11, 1942.

She was a 1960 graduate of Morse High School, in Bath. As a Bath native, Mary Anne loved sharing stories about the area in “the old days” and often regaled her family with tales of local legends and childhood adventures.

She took great pride in her children and grandchildren and often remarked that her kids were her “whole life”. She loved to host family gatherings (creating core memories for all of us with pool parties in the ’90s that lasted all day and late into the night) and enjoyed family road trips to magical places like Walt Disney World, in Florida, and Area 51, in Nevada.

She took great pleasure in the little things in life — a good cup of Sanka every morning with her toast, skunking her husband at cribbage, eating rock crabs, and making fudge and potato salad for her grandson, David, with whom she always shared an especially deep connection.

She also loved thinking about and talking about life’s great mysteries, and one of her favorite things to do was to stay up late debating religion and philosophy with her son. She was famous for her long phone calls that often hit the three hour mark and always covered a wide range of unexpected topics – their absence is already very deeply felt. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Stephen Sprague; her three children, Kerri Hanscom, Tedd Sprague, and Lynda Wylde; three grandchildren, Paul Cole Jr., Heather Arsenault, and David Arsenault; and numerous great-grandchildren; her brother, David Snowdon and his wife, Trudy.

At her request there will be no funeral, and burial services will be private for immediate family.

To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit http://www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.

Those wishing to honor her life are encouraged to initiate a random act of kindness in her memory.

GERALD M. BICKFORD

OAKLAND – Gerald “Gerry” M. Bickford, 90, of Oakland, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. He was born on November 27, 1931, in North Belgrade, to Dennis P. and Ruth G. (Lunn) Bickford.

Gerry grew up and worked on the family dairy farm with his parents and two brothers, Chester, and Roger. He helped care for the animals, aided in growing vegetables, and harvested firewood. He attended school in a one-room schoolhouse that was located next door to the family farm.

In 1949 Gerry graduated from Belgrade High School and went on to attend Thomas College, in Waterville, where he attained an associate degree in accounting and business administration. It was there he met his beloved wife, Hilda Baldic. On June 21, 1952, Gerry and Hilda were married at the Second Baptist Church, in Waterville. In October of the same year, Gerry was drafted into the U.S. Army and deployed to Korea. In 1954, he came back from Korea and he and Hilda built a home in Oakland, where they settled and started a family. They had three children, Robin, Glen, and Heidi.

Gerry had many employment opportunities throughout his lifetime. His first job was in Bingham, as an accountant. He then went on to work for Texaco, Inc., in Boston, Massachusetts. Next was with C. F. Hathaway Shirt Co., of Waterville, and then the Maine Revenue Service, Income Tax Division, with the State of Maine.

He was a member of the Maine State Grange as well as the American Baptist Men of America. He and Hilda contributed generously to their church and were dedicated to their faith. They participated in many community projects as active members of Oakland Cascade Grange and The United Baptist Church of Oakland.

Gerry was predeceased by his wife Hilda and his brothers Chester and Roger.

He is survived by his three children. Robin Bickford, and her life partner Adonna Manzo, of Oakland, Glen Bickford, and his wife Karen Bickford, of Fairfield, Heidi (Bickford) Roberts and her husband John Roberts, of Manchester; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 8, 2022, at the Wheeler Funeral Home, in Oakland. Burial immediately followed the service at the Lewis Cemetery, Cottle Road, Oakland.

Arrangements are in the care of the Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church Street, Oakland, where condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the United Baptist Church of Oakland, 45 Church St,, Oakland, ME 04963.

JANE A. ROBERTSON

SIDNEY – Jane A. (Gidney) Robertson, 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Maine Medical Center, Portland, following a lengthy illness. Jane was born November 19, 1946, in Augusta, daughter of the late Harry M. and Christine F. (Cunliffe) Gidney.

She was the wife of John R. Robertson with whom she shared 40 years of marriage.

She was a resident of Sidney for many years. She was a graduate of Cony High School, in Augusta. Jane went on to further her education and graduated from Thomas College, in Waterville.

Jane was a teacher and taught business courses at Cony High School for 29 years until her retirement.

Jane was an active volunteer with John for many different civic organizations. She and John were active with the WWF Railway, in Alna, for many years. Jane was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma

In addition to her husband John, Jane is survived by her brother-in-law William Ross, of Randolph; her nephew Bryan Ross, of Whitefield, as well as many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by her sister Dona Gidney Ross.

In honoring with Jane’s wishes there was a graveside service at Greenlawn Cemetery, Route 131, Swanville, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

Arrangements are in the care of the Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church Street, Augusta, where condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

ROSE P. PELOTTE

WINSLOW – Rose P. Pelotte, 95, of Winslow, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. She was born to immigrants from Poland, Joseph and Helen (Plisga) Kibbin, in Winslow.

She grew up on the family farm while attending Winslow schools. Rose married Bernard H. Pelotte on November 23, 1946. They celebrated 61 years of marriage before he passed away in 2007. She worked for many years at C.F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, and later, a homemaker when her four children were born.

Rose and Bernard enjoyed many trips to the coast of Maine as well as to the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, in Canada. They also traveled to New York City, N.Y., to attend a Christmas show with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, and many other trips.

Rose and Bernard also enjoyed spending time with their eight grandchildren while they were growing up. During summer months they tended their extensive vegetable garden. Rose and Bernard canned and pickled the abundance of vegetables for the family during the winter months. Rose was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835. She kept up on current events by reading her newspaper and watching the daily news. She was a very devout Catholic and was a parishioner of the St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow, her entire life.

Besides her parents and husband, Rose was preceded in death by her daughter Chery, son Jeffrey, sons-in-law Kevin Stetson, Donald Nadeau and Donald Hotham; her sisters Stella, Evangeline, Victoria, Louise, and Violette, her brothers Joseph, Bronick and Johnny.

Rose is survived by her daughters Brenda Stetson, with children Sara and Terry, Kyle and Dominque and their children Jordan, Aidyn and Kamryn, and Lauren and Tyler; daughter, Kathy Hotham with children Justin and Katie and their children Emily and Garret, and Cody and Emily and their children Audric and Taylor; daughter, Cheryl and Richard Brackett with children Randy and Alyssa and their children Eva and Eli; Michael and Michelle and their children Tyler and Tenley; and Jenya and Andy Young and their children Noah and Alexandria; by many nephews and nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, July 14, at 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument Street, in Winslow, with a burial immediately following at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, on Grove Street, in Waterville.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at http://www.VeilleuxFuneralHome.com for Rose’s family and friends.

RICHARD N. JURDAK

OAKLAND – Richard Nicholas Jurdak, 85, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at his home, in Oakland. He was born August 11, 1936, in Waterville, the son of Edward and Anastasia (Belanger) Jurdak.

He attended school in Waterville. On February 18, 1956, he married the former Marian Burwood, in Waterville. Over the years, he was employed by Leo’s Auto Sales, in Waterville, Emile Poulin and Pullen Ford. He was a member of the appeals board for the town of Oakland and really enjoyed going to the meetings and stating his opinions.

Richard loved to go hunting and fishing with his family as well as talking with his CB friends, his handle was “Tricky Dick”. He enjoyed mowing his lawn and going for rides with his daughter.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marian L. (Burwood) Jurdak, of Oakland; daughters, Joanne and Angela Jurdak, of Oakland; son, Edward Jurdak; sister, Sandra Marcoux; grandchildren, Nicholas Jurdak and wife Lynn, Zackary and Justin Jurdak, Nicole Clark, of Waterville, Jessica Maillet and Jennifer Carpenter; great grandchildren, Hailey, Ethan and Evan Sargent, Alister, Zeb, Jonathan and Peyton Higgins, Autumn Clark and Kastin Jurdak; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Anastasia Jurdak; son, Michael Jurdak; sisters, June Plisga, Jeannette Ross, Elizabeth Lancaster and Marie Paradis; brothers, Robert, Edward and Donald Jurdak.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 11 a.m., at the Oakland Fire Department.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Richard’s memory to the Oakland Fire Department c/o Oakland Town Office, PO Box 187, Oakland ME 04963.

ALAN M. ROSE

OAKLAND – Alan “Axl” M. Rose, 37, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022. He was born April 18, 1985, in Waterville, the son of Gene Rose and Jacquelyn (Dyer) Cloutier.

He graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 2003, and Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) in 2020 as an instrument technician. He was employed at Hutamaki, in Waterville, from 2004 to 2022, was a shop steward and trustee in USW Local #449 and secretary for FEMC (Frindge Element Motorcycle Club). Alan enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycle riding, four-wheeling, camping, and was a self-taught guitar player.

Alan is survived by his mother, Jackie Cloutier and husband Rodney, of Winslow; father, Gene Rose, of Clinton; brother, Charlie Rose and wife Jamie, of Clinton; nephew, Levi Ficalora-Rose, of Clinton; step sisters, Amiee Cloutier and family, of Broddus, Texas, and Nicole Cloutier and family, of Red Rock, Texas; several aunts, uncles and cousins; grandmothers, Bertha Chapin, of Ladylake, Florida, and Alyce Dyer, of Bangor.

He was predeceased by grandfathers, Bertrand Dyer Sr. and Aloysius Rose; grandmother, Caroline Dyer.

A celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 15, 2022, at 3 p.m., at Enchanted Gables, Hussey Hill Road, Oakland. Please bring fondest memories to the celebration for family and friends to enjoy.

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

LESLIE R. FRENCH

CHINA – Leslie Roy French, 87, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at his sons home, in Weeks Mills. Born May 8, 1935, to Roy and Evelyn French. Leslie worked as a woodsman from a very young age.

He enjoyed hunting, watching sports, road trips and family gatherings.

He was predeceased by his parents, wife Linda Powell French, brothers Percy, Vivan and Ivan French, grandchildren, David Chase and Brian French.

He is survived by children, Kim and Murphy Powers, Kelly and William Noble, Kathy and Charles Pease, Leslie H. and Darlene French, Kyle Ross; stepchildren, Tricia and Steven Chayer, Kevin and Maribel Mclean, Neil and Rebekah Mclean; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several great-great grandchildren; siblings Vera McDaniel, Ruth Stewart, Shirley Marston, Ronald and Robert French.

Private service to be held at a later date.

MARY VANNAH

VASSALBORO – Mary B. Vannah, 74, died Sunday, Sunday, July 10, 2022, at her home, following a long illness. She was born in Augusta, on September 13, 1947, a daughter of the late Florian J. and Arlene V. (Cameron) Minoty.

Mrs. Vannah was a graduate of Cony High School, in Augusta, and was employed at the VA Hospital at Togus for many years, working as an eligibility clerk.

She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry A. Vannah; her son, Jerry A. Vannah, Jr., and a sister, Regina Arbour.

Mrs. Vannah is survived by two daughters: Kimmy Pratt, of South China, and Kelly Herard, of Waterville; four brothers: Kenneth Minoty, of Whitefield, Richard Minoty, of Augusta, Robert Minoty, of Whitefield and Larrie Minoty, of Vassalboro; a sister, Virginia Davis, of Augusta, as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

At her request, there will be no public visiting hours.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, at 11 a.m., at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Burial and committal prayers will follow at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.

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

The family requests that donations in Mary’s memory be made to: MaineGeneral Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME, 04901.

IVAN P. WENTWORTH

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MONTVILLE – Ivan P. Wentworth, 80, of Montville, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. A graveside service will be held on September 12, 2022.

WENDY BOLDUC

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OAKLAND – Family and friends are invited for a graveside service at 1:00 July 15 at GreenLawn Rest Cemetery in the town of Clinton. Followed by a celebration of life at Greencamp in Oakland. Please consider donating a book in her memory. Her custom gift list is under registrant’s name Penny Bolduc at amazon.com.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, July 7, 2022

MADELINE R. VIGUE

WINSLOW – Madeline R. Vigue, 97, of Winslow, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Lakewood Continuing Care, in Water­ville. She was born June 24, 1925, the daughter of Alexandre and Marie Bernard.

Madeline married the late Lionel J. Vigue on Nov 11, 1942, who passed on September 7, 1997.

Madeline was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow. She served on the parish council and taught religious education at St. John Catholic School. She was also a CCD teacher. What she enjoyed the most was teaching the little children who would be making their First Holy Communion. She would bring communion to the sick and visited the shut-ins and praying the rosary with the elderly patients in nursing homes. She was a member of the Eucharistic Adoration Association, at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, in Waterville.

Madeline worked at the “Chi Rho Shoppe”, in Waterville, with her sister Cecile, who owned and operated the business.

She was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Marie; five sisters, Florentine, Cecile, Marie Ange, Laurette Kickham, and Gertrude Bernard, three brothers, Roy, Gerald and Victor Bernard; her husband Lionel of 55 years; son Lionel Paul Vigue; and granddaughter Susanne Marie Lavery.

Madeline is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Poulin and husband Norman, from Billerica, Massachusetts, Nancy Starratt, from Unity, and Jane LaBrecque and husband Paul LaBrecque, of Winslow; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

There will be no viewing. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine 04901.

Interment will be at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville, following the Mass.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Memory of Madeline Vigue to Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901.

GARY W. MOEN

HARTLAND – Gary William Moen, 63, of Hartland, passed away at his home on Saturday, June 18, 2022. One of three children of William and Jeannette (Beckwith) Moen, Gary was born in Morehead City, North Carolina, while his father was a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune.

After the family moved to Maine, he attended both Lawrence High School and Central Maine Technical College, both in Fairfield, where he trained to be a machinist and welder.

Gary spent almost 20 years in law enforcement, serving as a patrolman, detective, and sergeant in the Waterville, Fairfield, and Winslow police departments. He most recently was employed at Zimba Company, in Fairfield, as their safety director, implementing and supervising OSHA safety compliance for the company.

When he wasn’t traveling on work trips, you would find him eating breakfast at the Purple Cow or Flatlanders, both in Fairfield, dinner at You Know Whose Pub, in Waterville, or socializing with fellow members of the Elks Club, in Waterville. If he wasn’t there, he was in the woodshop working on a project, riding his motorcycle, or watching the sunset on his deck overlooking Morrill Pond.

Gary is survived by his brother and sister, Scott and Donna; three children, Luke, Nick, and Gus; 10 grandchildren.

A celebration of life service and reception will be held at 11 a.m., on July 30, 2022, at the Elks Lodge #905, 76 Industrial Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

NOEL G. BARD

OAKLAND – Noel “Joe” G. Bard, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital, in Pittsfield. He was born on December 21, 1935, in Fort Kent, to Alphie and Yvonne Bard.

Joe was one of 14 children. Joe was in the United States Army and enjoyed telling stories of his time in Germany driving an ambulance.

Noel enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, attending all of their sporting events, volunteering his time in their classrooms, and bringing them out for lunch or dinner. Joe loved spending time with his great-grandchildren and the family dog, Moxie.

Noel “Joe” was predeceased by his parents Alphie and Yvonne Bard; wife, E. Emeline Bard; son, Noel J. Bard “Joey”; and his loving dog, Zimmer.

Noel “Joe” is survived by his grandchildren Derek and Sheri Bard, of Oakland, whom he resided with, Zoey and Gary Hickey, of West Gardiner, and Anita Trepanier, of Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Lilian Hickey, Nolan Bard, Maddux Hickey, Kennedi Hickey, and Laney Bard; several nieces and nephews.

A service with military honors will be held on Friday, July 29, at 9 a.m., at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive in Augusta.

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

PATRICIA S. DAILY

WATERVILLE – Patricia “Pat” Susan Daily, 81, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022, in Augusta. Pat was born in Burlington, Iowa, on November 16, 1940, the daughter of Richard Peavey and Ada Goode (Clark).

She attended Burlington High School and graduated in 1958.

Her work over the years included working as a secretary for an Iowa-based semi-conductor company, a journalist for the Sun Times, a doll maker, and a homemaker, raising her three children. She accepted Christ as her personal savior and devoted much of her life to working in ministry, specifically in women’s ministry, mentoring and conducting workshops at area churches.

Her pride and joy were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with her family. She also enjoyed crafting, quilting, cooking, gardening, reading and home decorating with a special love for antiques.

She was predeceased by her parents, father-in-law, Michael Daily, mother-in-law, Florence Daily; her brother, Michael and her brother-in-law, Jack.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis “Denny”; stepmother, Geraldine Peavey; sisters Leah Karantza and husband, Steve, Deby McLain and husband, Tom; brother, Tommy; sons Daniel Daily and wife, Laurie, David Daily and wife, Wendy; and daughter, Denise Turner and husband, Jeff; grandchildren Kristen Daily, Trevor Daily, Kelsey Dorhout, Sydney Arsenault, Olivia Daily, Shaele Turner and Samuel Turner; great-grandchildren Eli and Liam Dorhout and Millie Arsenault.

Funeral service was held on July 5, at Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland. Burial will be at a later date at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Augusta.

Arrangements are in the care of 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.lawrybrothers.com.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, June 30, 2022

BEVERLY A. OLSEN

BENTON – Beverly Ann (Duguay) (Bernatchez) Olsen, 79, of Benton, passed away peacefully, after an unexpected medical event, on Saturday, May 21, 2022. She was born on November 15, 1942, in Waterville, and was the daughter of Isidore “Duke” and Marie Bertha (Gignac) Duguay.

She grew up in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1960. She worked for Keyes Fibre Company, C.F. Hathaway Company, both in Waterville, and then went back to school, graduating from Central Beauty School in Augusta, class of 1985. She taught cosmetology at Pierre’s School of Cosmetology, in Waterville; worked at Concourse Beauty Salon and Dianne’s Family Hairstyles before opening her own salon, Bev’s Hair Design, in Winslow. She later opened another salon, in Fairfield, Casual Cuts. In the ‘70s she sang in the Homeward Bound Band, and they played all around Central Maine.

She loved her family, her friends, and many of her customers became her friends. She was a “mother” to many people and was always one to help others, taking in many friends over the years. She was the type of person that would give the shirt off her back. She loved having family around, cooking for them; crepes, whoopee pies, spaghetti and “frog soup,” were some of her specialties; taking us sledding and skating when we were growing up; playing the music loud, singing and laughing; making jewelry; cheering us on as kids, and later, the grandchildren, and great grandchildren, at their sporting events.

She was predeceased by her parents; and her sister, Carol Knapp.

She is survived by her sons, Gregory (Terrie Laweryson) Bernatchez, Gary Bernatchez and Glenn (Mary) Bernatchez; her daughter, Kelly (Guy) Lawrence; stepdaughters, Tammy (Dan) Pomerleau, Debbie (Steve) Otis and Sonya Jackson; grandchildren, “Grammy’s Angels”, Zachary (Tiffany) Bernatchez, Samantha Bernatchez, Brock (Kayla) Lawrence, Alexa (Orlando) Holmes, Ashley (PJ Gombos) Bernatchez, Paige (Keron) Brown, Lucas (Holly Hacskaylo) Lawrence, Adam (Mariena Bragg) Bernatchez, and Nick (Bridgette) Carter; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Cruz, Maveryk and Raina Gombos, Colten and Cara Holmes, Cole and Cade Lawrence, Emric and Kiana Brown, Brantley Carter, Kane Bernatchez, Gracie, Madden and Charlotte Lagasse; brothers, Al (Patty) Duguay and Joe (Gretchen) Duguay.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the MacCrillis-Rousseau Winslow VFW, 175 Veterans Drive, Winslow, Maine. All friends and family are welcome.

Arrangements are by Mid Maine Cremation Services (207)453-6006

PATRICIA A. FISHER

WATERVILLE – Patricia Ann (Bowman) Fisher, 75, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Patricia was born in Waterville in 1947, graduated high school in 1967, and married the love of her life in 1973.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Merle and Loretta; and her brothers Merle Jr. and Bill Bowman.

She is survived by her husband, John; daughters Dawn and Michelle; grandchildren Lindsey, Austin, Kolby and Tristen; great-grandchildren Brock and Bowen; and her brother, Harold; niece, Tracy; and great-niece, Taylor.

Services will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 143 Blue Star Ave., Augusta, on Monday, August 1, at 10 a.m.

MARIA L. SHANNON

CLINTON – Maria Louise Shannon, 58, passed peacefully in her sleep on Monday, May 30, 2022. Maria was born in Independence, Missouri, September 8, 1958, daughter to Joyce Estes and Bruce Keane.

Maria graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield.

Maria worked for years and eventually became a homemaker with multiple hobbies, including her plants. She was known for caring for everyone like they were her own and all were accepted as family.

Maria was predeceased by her parents; multiple siblings; and her best friend.

Maria is survived by her husband, Ronald Shannon; her children, Wendy, Michelle, and Rose; her grandchildren, Brian, Victoria, Emanuel, and Phillip; many sisters, brothers, and in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be held, a small family affair, to be determined at a future date as some need to travel.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

RUTH E. JONES

WINDSOR – Ruth E. Jones, 92, of Windsor, died Friday, June 3, 2022, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. She was born in Gardiner on December 29, 1929, the daughter of Earl and Rose (Goodwin) Drisko.

She graduated from Gardiner High School in 1948.

After working for Gardiner Shoe Company for several years she went on the attend Central Beauty School. Upon graduation she opened the Cut and Curl beauty salon in Farmingdale. She ended her working career with 20 years of service.

Ruth was a talented seamstress who enjoyed working on projects for friends and family.

Always active she was a member of NARFE, Whitefield Lions, Stitch and Chat, Young at Heart Senior Citizens, and the Windsor Ladies Aid.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Harry Stonier Jr. and George E. Jones III; son David Stonier; daughter Kathy Bryant; sister Thelma Boudway; brothers Bert and Kenneth Drisko; stepsons Gary and Dana Jones.

She is survived by stepchildren Judith Crosby, of Camden, and Gregory (Julie) Jones, of Boston; daughters-in-law Sandra Jones, of Chelsea, and Margaret Jones, of Raymond; nephews Dennis and Frank Boudway, of San Diego, California; and niece Tamara Girsch, of El Cajon, California.

Ruth was a member of the Winter Street Baptist Church, in Gardiner, for 83 years, and a memorial service will be held there on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at the Maine Avenue Cemetery, in Farmingdale.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Winter Street Baptist Church, or the Kennebec Valley Humane Society.

STACY L. BUZBY-KNOWLTON

FAIRFIELD – Stacy Lee Buzby-Knowlton, 38, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Fairfield, on Wednesday June 15, 2022. Stacy was born in Augusta, on May 15, 1984, to Cynthia Buzby and Luroy Peabody, Jr.

Stacy was a graduate of Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, class of 2003. Stacy thrived in the service community serving at Snow Pond Residential Care Center, KMD McDonald’s, and most recently at the dining halls at Colby College, both in Waterville.

Animals of all kinds were Stacy’s passion. From snakes to rats, rabbits, and dogs, she loved each and every one dearly. Her quick-wit and sense of humor will be missed. Her ability to make others smile is a quality others can only dream of having.

Stacy was predeceased by her mother, Cynthia Buzby; her son, Triten Knowlton; as well as her grandparents, Philip, and Arlena Colins.

She is survived by her adoptive father, Robert Buzby; her birth father Luroy Peabody; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Jaime and Ian Hanks and Vanessa and Jeffrey Glazier; sisters Winnie Buzby and Amanda Buzby; and brother and sister-in-law Roger and Sarah Buzby; nieces, Karina, Autumn, Winter and Lyseara; and nephews, Tallon and Matrim.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, June 28, at Lewis Cemetery, at 51 Cottle Road, in Oakland.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

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

BERNARD DOYON

OAKLAND – Bernard Doyon, 74, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, due to complications from Type One Diabetes. Bernie was born in Waterville, April 18, 1948, the ninth of 10 children, to Lionel and Izella (Roy) Doyon.

He graduated from Waterville Senior High School in 1968. He married Collette Guite in 1990 and they enjoyed 32 wonderful years together. He was a hard worker in the paper industry for many years until his retirement.

He and Collette had numerous business adventures together, rental properties, real estate, storage units and a small restaurant in Oakland called “The Dawg House”. Bernie’s final years were spent living between Maine and Florida where he enjoyed rest and relaxation in the sunshine and any pool he could find. A true life of leisure.

Bernie was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter Jennifer Doyon, six brothers, Lawrence, Laurier, Leon, Gustave (Sharkey), Richard and Robert (Bobby) and his sister Irene Kidwell.

Surviving him are his wife; his son Joseph Doyon; his sister Yvette Bard; brother Armand Doyon; two stepsons Winter Guite, Honore Guite and wife Christie and their children Owen, Gus and Ava, all of Rome; plus many extended family members.

Per his request, there will be no funeral service, however, the family would like you to join them at a reception in his honor at the American Legion Hall, 22 Church Street, in Oakland, on Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Arrangements are in the care of 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.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choosing.

WILLIAM L. KELLY

WATERVILLE – William L. Kelly, 46, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Maine­General Medical Center, in Augusta, following a brief illness. He was born Nov­ember 8, 1975. He liked to be called “Bill” and was nicknamed “Billy” by many family members.

Billy previously worked at Valley Distributers and as a CNA at Lakewood, in Waterville. Billy loved spending time with his family and loved the Lord. His favorite prayer was the Our Father spoken by Jesus in Matthew 6:9-13.

He loved watching movies. His favorite TV shows were 24 and Game of Thrones. He enjoyed watching the Marvel franchise movies. Bill went on frequent coffee runs with his sister Amanda and enjoyed walking his friend Freddie’s dog, Butter. He loved music. Growing up he especially liked ‘90s rock. He would often play the guitar riff at the beginning of Guns N Roses’ Sweet Child of Mine song, which he learned by ear.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Elwood R. Folsom and Evelyn Folsom; and his parents, Langdon G. Kelly and Elizabeth E. Fisher.

He is survived by his brother, Scott A. Fisher; his sister, Amanda M. Kelly; his girlfriend, Linda Robbins; his uncles and aunts, Paul and Diane Mushero, Alfred and Shirley Kelly, and Wanda Ballew and their families.

A graveside ceremony will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter and Services, 19 Colby St., Waterville, ME 04901.

ROBERT L. SPAULDING

FROSTPROOF, Florida – Robert “Bob” L. Spaulding, 76, formerly from Benton, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022, at HCA Florida Highlands Hospital, Sebring, Florida. He was born in Waterville, May 2, 1946, to Lloyd and Beulah (Richards) Spaulding.

He graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1964 then served in the U.S. Army. Prior to retirement he was employed as an automobile mechanic at various businesses.

Bob was very well liked by his Florida neighbors, was considered the neighborhood handyman, keeping lawns mowed and doing any job that the neighbors needed assistance with.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister Carolyn Palmer; grandchildren Samantha Cuff and Jasper Turner; and great-granddaughter Evelyn Grace Wakefield.

He is survived by his sons Scott and Brian Spaulding; grandchildren Samantha Linder, Benjamin Linder, Sarah Spaulding, Sabrina Spaulding, Brianna Benallie, Elijah Turner, Christian (Amber) Richards, Colin Richards, Mykayla (Sean) Brennan and Lex Turner; 11 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Albert Palmer; sisters Beverly Carter, Sandra Kelleher, Annette (Ronald) Hood and brother David (Kristina) Spaulding; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

RACHEL E. BOURQUE

CHINA – Rachel A. (Weston) Bourque, 86, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022, at her home, in China. She was born January 5, 1936, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of Charles and Gladys (Rathey) Weston.

She was a graduate of Williams High School, in Oakland. In 1954, she married Henry Bourque, of Waterville. They moved to their home on China Lake in 1959 and spent their life together there until his death in 2008.

Rachel had been employed by both the C.F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, and the State of Maine Department of Motor Vehicles, retiring in 1998.

She enjoyed the winters that she and Hank spent in Florida. She was a wonderful cook and she loved to play cards. Hank was forever “just trying to make her a better player”. Her family especially enjoyed her holiday treats of pumpkin bars, scotcharoos and “pigs in a blanket”. Other memories were times spent at Moosehead in the summers. She didn’t like to fish, but loved the family times and picking blueberries.

She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Annette Gilman, brother, Clyde Weston, and half-brother, Byron Weston.

She is survived by daughters, Cathy and husband David Brower, Sheila Brockway and husband Dennis, all of Winslow; grandsons, Ryan Gilbert, Mandy and Ella, all of Solon, Damian Brockway and wife Ginny and their children, Nathan and Helen, Mike Brockway and wife Kristy and their children, Brody and Bristol, Brett Brockway and wife Brianna and their son Walker, all of Winslow.

A memorial service was held Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the China Baptist Church, 36 Causeway Road, China, with Pastor Ron Morrell officiating. Committal will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, 78 Grove Street, Waterville.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Rachel’s memory to China Rescue, c/o Town of China Office, 571 Lakeview Drive, China ME 04358 or China Baptist Church, 36 Causeway Road, China ME 04926.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, June 23, 2022

SYLVIA T. LeROY

VASSALBORO – Sylvia Taylor Bowman LeRoy, 85, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022, at home. Sylvia was born September 28, 1936, in Skowhegan, the daughter of Elmer Taylor and Esther Grace (Brown) Taylor Lowell.

She attended Augusta schools and graduated from Cony High School in 1954. She worked for the State of Maine for over 50 years, first in Human Resources and then Motor Vehicle until her retirement at age 62. After a short retirement, she went back to work in DHHS Human Resources until the age of 79.

She was an avid football fan and loved the New England Patriots, especially Tom Brady who she affectionately referred to as “Tommy”.

Her family is very grateful to all her friends that shared their friendship and love for her over the years.

She was predeceased by her grandson, Michael Beach.

She is survived by her daughter Cindy Beach and husband Howard, of Vassalboro; grandson Todd Beach and wife Deborah, of Manchester; two great-grandsons, Charlie Stein and Mark Beach, both of Manchester; sister-in-law Donna Bowman, of Fairfield; and many extended family.

A graveside service was held Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Cross Hill Cemetery, in Vassalboro.

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

Those who wish may send donations in Sylvia’s memory to MaineGeneral Hospice, P O Box 828,Waterville, ME 04903.

LAURA E. FROST

CHELSEA – Laura Elaine Frost, 78, of Chelsea, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

She was raised in Gardiner and was well known within the community. Laura was best known for her spunky personality, witty charm, and love for dancing on tables. Her strong work ethic and love for her customers was shown through her dedicated work at Lipman’s Chicken Factory, various shoe shops, Green Point Farms, and Reny’s department store.

Her love for her family was evident with stories told and various pictures shown. She enjoyed playing cards, making people smile, special trips to Jackman, and attending the local toy auction.

Laura was predeceased by her husband Raymond G. Frost; her parents, Oscar and Carolyn (Norris) Adams; brothers: Oscar Jr, Richard, Clifton, and Terry Adams; sisters: Marjorie McArthur and Barbra Jean. Son-in-law Glen Russell, grandson Kadhar Bailey, and granddaughter Tiffany (Stephanie) Ahearn.

She is survived by her children, Darlene Russell, of Wiscasset, Stephen Bailey, of Gardiner, Marina and her husband Dennis Chase, of Windsor, Melody and her husband Bill Huntington, of Alna, Gordon and his wife Tia Tibbetts, of Windsor, and adopted daughter, Shari Blake, of Edgecomb; grandchildren, Shannon, Donald, Trisha, Vanessa, Billy, Felisha, Hunter, Courtney, Remington, Gunner, and Corey; great-grandchildren: Gabriella, Madeleine, Kayleb, Owen, Brielle, Ellie, Rylee, Jaxson; sisters, Leona Eshelman, of Gardiner, and Patty Adams, of Augusta; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Laura on Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 3 – 7 p.m., at the Gardiner Lions Club Armory, 25 Lions Street, Gardiner, Maine 04345

Arrangements by Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 34 High Street, Newport, ME 04953. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: http://www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to In care of Melody Huntington, 6 Verney Road, Alna, ME 04535.

ANDREA E. BATHGATE

WATERVILLE – Andrea E. Bathgate, 43, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 4, 2022, in Waterville. She was born July 29, 1978, to Stephen and Ann Bathgate, in Waterville. She also resided in Florida and Alabama and attended John S. Shaw High School, in Alabama. Andrea enjoyed coloring, cleaning, and country music.

She is survived by her sons Cameron Bathgate and Brandon Wheeler, both of Maine, as well as her son, Tyler Williams, of Mississippi; four grandchildren, Jonah, Corblyn, Della-Mire, and Grayson; her father, Stephen; and brothers Stephen Jr. and Peter Bathgate; nieces and nephews, Gabriel, Elizabeth, and Juliana Bathgate and Faith Ann Jones; and has many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Stephany Wheeler; and her mother, Ann.

There will be a graveside service on Sunday, July 24, at 1 p.m., at the North Vassalboro Village Cemetery, near 244 Cemetery St., followed by a Celebration of Life at the St. Bridget Center, at 864 Main St., in Vassalboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter.

LORENE W. COOPER

CHELSEA – Lorene Wade Cooper, 90, passed away peacefully at her home, in Chelsea, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. She was born on April 18, 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, in Tarrant, Alabama.

After graduating high school, she bravely enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where she became Staff Sergeant Wade. She achieved top secret cryptic code clearance and worked in the Pentagon during the Korean War. It was during this time where she met and married Walker D. Cooper in 1954.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents Zuber and Minnie; siblings; as well as her husband, Walker, who passed away in 2004; and her first-born son, Michael W. Cooper, who passed away in 2016.

Walker and Lorene raised four sons, Michael, Bruce, Kirk and Gregg. Lorene nurtured and cherished their entire family including daughters-in-law; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous loved ones who entered her home and became family to her.

She started the long running Co-Op in Orland. After raising her boys, she went to work at the Environmental Protection Agency where she met her lifelong friend, Marcelle.

Lorene stood up for equality and for a better future for her community. She has inspired countless people and generations to be loving, kind, and gentle, and to go out into the world and experience life beyond your four walls. Lorene was quiet, yet captivating. Soft, yet bold. She took every opportunity to make whoever she was with feel loved and seen, and would want us to live with the warm reminder to laugh when you can and that love always wins.

A private graveside service will be held Friday, July 29, at noon, at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, in Augusta. Memories and condolences may be shared on her tribute wall.

In lieu of flowers, Lorene would like for you to do something kind for someone else in her honor.

DAVID J. KUFELDT

FAIRFIELD -David James Kufeldt, 52, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 5, 2022. David was born November 18, 1969, in Nashua, New Hampshire, to Sandra Messenzeff (Bell),

His younger years were spent in Nashua. He attended Boystown High, in Omaha, Nebraska. David’s chosen profession was that of a welder. Over the years he worked for various companies in that capacity. He could weld a bumper for frame of a vehicle. He was in involved at one point welding tugboats in Boothbay. David was working as ride mechanic and welder in Waterville, when he met his wife, Cheryl Kufeldt, in May 2003. They were married August 13, 2005.

David and Cheryl share three children together. David also helped raise four stepchildren.

He loved snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and fishing, He also loved to play Cribbage. He could fix anything and if someone needed help, he would go every time. Bill Manning called him many times to have Dave rescue him from some mechanical problem out on the snowmobile and four-wheeler trails.

David was predeceased by his father, David John Kufeldt, (January 10, 1948 – June 5, 1969).

David is survived by his mother, Sandra (Bell) Messenzeff, of Concord, New Hampshire; his wife, Cheryl Kufeldt; daughter, Kaitlin Kufeldt; sons, David John Kufeldt, and Christian Kufeldt; stepsons, Lucas Schroeder, Tyler Schroeder, and Colby Schroeder; stepdaughter, Angelique Schroeder; and stepgrandchild, Dominic Alleyhis sister, Kelly Gautieri, of Manchester, New Hampshire; and brother Brian Kufeldt, of Concord, New Hampshire; and also nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at TJ’s Billiards Center, in Waterville, on Saturday, July 23, from 3 – 6 p.m.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

REV. NANCY P. ADAMS

WATERVILLE – The Rev. Nancy Pearl Adams, 69, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in The Villages, Florida. She was born December 18, 1952, in Waterville.

An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, Nancy’s ministry was as a hospital chaplain, serving for over 30 years as the Coordinator of Pastoral Services, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Nancy grew up with her family in China, graduating from Winslow High School (1971) and Colby College, Waterville, (1975). She then received a Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological Seminary (Newton, Massachusetts) and then did extensive training for hospital chaplaincy at the Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pennsylvania), The Hospital Chaplaincy Inc. (New York City) and at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (New York City), prior to beginning her work at St. Luke’s where she spent her professional career.

She was certified by Association of Professional Chaplains and received numerous awards from professional organizations and her faith group for her exemplary and unfailingly compassionate work.

Nancy will be remembered for her passion – for her wife, Donna, her family and her friends, the many cats she rescued and cared for, the wisdom she shared and teaching of the pastoral care students and chaplaincy volunteers at St. Luke’s Hospital, her deep knowledge and deep respect for people of all faiths and no faith, her commitment to learning and to being a catalyst for justice for all people. She was uncommonly generous with her resources and herself.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Albert H. Adams and Muriel H. Adams, her wife, The Rev. Donna Cieply, and her brother-in-law Rodney Sabattus.

She is survived by her brother Lawrence A. Adams and his wife Victoria H. Adams, and her brother Scott F. Adams and his wife Priscilla M. Adams; and her sister Robin Sabattus; as well as numerous aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Nancy was held on Wednesday, June 22, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to The Community Action Committee Of Lehigh Valley, 1337 East 5th Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Arrangements entrusted with Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959. Sentiments may be left online at www.baldwincremation.com.

DAVID F. WYNNE

WATERVILLE – David French Wynne, 96, passed away at home Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Dave was born July 10, 1925, in Minnea­polis, Minne­sota, to Ethel (Nichols) and Herbert, M.N. Wynne.

A kind man with a singular sense of humor and a calm demeanor, he was an active member of the Waterville Universalist-Unitarian Church and a mentor to young members in his men’s groups—most now in their 70s. He supported countless environmental and social justice organizations.

Dave remained preternaturally active his entire life, riding bikes with his brother while growing up in Minnesota and boating on the Mississippi River with his young family. He summited Katahdin and OJI peaks in Baxter State Park in his ‘70s with members of his men’s group. Ever the optimist, when he got a water rower fitness machine at age 94 – shortly after he stopped riding his bicycle – he purchased an extended warranty; he maintained his Planet Fitness membership until the week before his death.

He served stateside in the Army Air Corps during World War II before graduating from Amherst (1949) and earning an MBA at Harvard (1951). He married Nancy Cameron Miller September 9, 1950, and they raised daughters Carol, Martha, Connie, and Mary, first in Winona, Minnesota, and later in Wayland, Massachusetts.

He worked in finance as a comptroller and treasurer for manufacturing companies before moving to Maine in the 1980s.

In addition to his wife and daughters, those left to cherish his memory are 101-year-old brother John Wynne; grandchildren Taylor and Dana Merk-Wynne; “fifth daughter” Anne McAuliff; son-in-law Tom Ferro; numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Dave’s life is planned for 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Waterville Universalist-Unitarian Church.

Donations in his honor may be made to the church and to MaineGeneral Hospice.

LEROY RICHARDS JR.

WINDSOR – Leroy “Sonny” Richards Jr., 88, of Windsor, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022. Sonny was born in Belfast to Leroy and Bessie Richards Sr., on May 29, 1934.

After high school Sonny proudly served four years in the United States Air Force.

Upon service discharge, Sonny spent 40 years self employed in the forestry industry, followed by 10 years working as equipment operator and truck driver. Sonny was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed game hunting and fishing, snowmobiling and four-wheeling, camping, boating and gardening.

He lived a full life and was ready to share his interesting and entertaining true life stories with anyone who would take the time to listen.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Carolyn; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Buster Glidden and a brother, Malcolm.

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Studley; son, Leroy “Bub” Richards III; grandsons Paul Studley and Brayden Richards; sister, Catherine Vigue; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was held Saturday, June 18, at Resthaven Cemetery, in Windsor.

In lieu of flowers please remember your favorite life story of Sonny’s.

GEORGE SWEATT III

FAIRFIELD – George “Scott” Sweatt III, 58, passed away at home on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Scott was born on May 9, 1964, in Portsmouth, New Hamp­shire.

In 1976, the Sweatt’s moved to Maine, where Scott graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1982. He then started his career as an electrician, where he made a living for nearly 40 years. He moved back to New Hampshire in 1986 where he began to raise a family.

In 2012, he met his wife Jen at their 30-year class reunion. Scott and Jen shared a deep love for one another. Anyone that knew them could feel the love they shared. They married in August 2018.

Scott had a passion for the outdoors, spending his vacations on the lake, in the woods, and on the snowmobile trail. He had a strong love of music from a young age, playing his guitar at every major family gathering.

He would travel great distances to watch family play sports, sing, race, or just be a listening ear when needed. He had a special place in his heart for his four grandchildren. Anything Scott did brought great joy to those around him.

Scott was predeceased by his father, George Arley Sweatt II.

Scott is survived by his wife Jennifer (Julia) Sweatt; and his two children, Melissa and Andrew; Jen’s children, Jessica Wilson, husband Jake; and grandchildren Haylei and Hank; Sean Leary, wife Beth, and grandchildren Abel and Scarlett; Scott’s mother, Penelope Sweatt; brother, Daren and children Ryan and Meghan; brother, Brian, wife Belinda and children Devon, Spencer, Ashley and Amanda; sister, Jennifer Buck, husband Jason and children Jordyn, Sydney, and Brady; along with many other family and friends.

A celebration of life was held on Monday, June 20, at The First Baptist Church of Fairfield, at 12 Newhall St., Fairfield.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers,the family would appreciate donations in Scott’s honor be made to Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US-1 #250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

SALLY GORDON

BENTON – Sally Gordon, 55, passed away at her home on Friday, June 10, 2022. She was born in Waterville on January 21, 1967, the daughter of Martelle and Florence (Buker) Gordon.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1985. From 1985 to 2006, she worked at Cianbro Corporation, in Pittsfield. She worked at New Balance, in Skowhegan, from 2008 to 2020.

Sally loved spending time with her family and arranging special holiday fun for her nieces and nephews. Some of her hobbies included splitting wood, mowing the lawn, planting flowers, and taking excellent pictures, especially of birds. She was strong-willed and had a great work ethic.

Sally was predeceased by her parents.

Sally is survived by her brother, Mark Gordon and his wife Vicki; her sister, Kim Cormier and boyfriend Clark Miller; her niece, Bridget Christen and husband David and their children Matthew and Benjamin; her niece, Ashley Peirce and husband Lyle and daughter Emily; and her nephew, Luke Cormier.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

CHRISTOPHER B. OXLEY

VASSALBORO – Christopher Burleigh Oxley, 35, passed away Monday, June 13, 2022. He was born September 3, 1986, son of Michael and Carol (Queener) Oxley.

Chris grew up in Vassalboro and graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in the class of 2005.

Chris was the epitome of a hardworking man; he also knew how to appreciate the simple pleasures in life. He was a true Mainer who enjoyed annual camping trips to Millinocket, hiking (especially Mt. Katahdin), floating down the Penobscot with friends and family on makeshift floats, fishing and hunting. He had appetite for adventure and was very passionate about skydiving. Chris made numerous jumps to be a certified solo sky-diver, of which he accomplished and was very proud.

Chris will be remembered as a genuine, old soul with a heart of gold. He had tremendous love for family and unconditional willingness to help anyone with anything. He impacted many people’s lives and made many friends along the way. The ‘Vassies’, you know who you are, were his friends of many years – stay strong. He will be remembered for his smirk and saying, ‘you know it’.

While in high school, Chris began working at the Suga Farm, in Vassalboro, for 15-plus years. He may not have enjoyed the many hours of haying, however, he did adore his cows, especially Cletus. In 2021, he started working at Huhtamaki, in Waterville, as a machine operator. In the short time he worked there, he made many special friends.

Christopher was predeceased by his Nana, Nancy Oxley, and grandfather, Ulysses G. Queener Jr.

He is survived by his mother, Carol Oxley, and his father, Michael D. Oxley; his brothers Michael R. Oxley, and Justin Oxley and his wife Nancy; his sister-in-law, Shanna Oxley; nieces and nephews, MacKenzie, Connor, Kaila, and Mattis; grandfather, William Oxley-AKA “Joe Bud”; and grandmother, Richarda Maria Queener; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 21 at Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor, ME 04363.

A celebration of life followed at the Boynton-Webber American Legion Post #179, 79 Legion Memorial Dr., South China, ME 04358.

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

MARY L. DYKE

WATERVILLE – Mary Linda Dyke, 74, passed away peacefully at the Androscoggin Hospice House, in Auburn, on June 13, 2022. Mary was born in Waterville, on March 14, 1948, the oldest child of Wilfred and Helen (Kenniston) Denis.

She had been at the Hospice House for the past few days. Prior to that she was cared for at home by her husband and children, surrounded frequently with her children and family members including grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. Her life was celebrated with her participating throughout her final weeks.

She was a 1966 graduate of Waterville High School. Mary was a devoted mother to her seven children and loved her role as grandmother. Her family was her top priority.

Her work outside of the home included the Jefferson Restaurant for many years, and then as an insurance claims processor following her business course studies at a local college.

She was assistant director of the Golden Rule Boarding Home, in Augusta, and passionately cared for adults with special needs and disabilities.

For several years she was an active member of the North Vassalboro Baptist Church, where her children were also involved in Sunday school and church activities. She was very clever at arts and crafts projects and loved to create beautiful things with lots of colors to use in her home or to give as gifts. Mary devoted much time to and was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835, in Winslow.

She loved holiday and other gatherings with family and friends where lots of food was always served. She and her husband Gary Dyke were married in 1996 and enjoyed many wonderful family events together. They often took short trips to their favorite places to see the ocean or hear some music or visit with their many friends and family.

Mary was the office manager and front desk person at their accounting practice when it was in Turner, where she got to know and was loved by many clients and friends of that business.

Mary is survived by her husband, of Lewiston; and her seven children. Known as the “7 T’s”, or the “Welch Kids”, they live in the greater Waterville area, Tony (Donna), Tim (Andrea) Tom (Tracy), Todd (Sandra), Tiffany, Troy, and Tara; stepson, Robert Dennis (Jane), of Pittsfield; and stepdaughter, Debra Cannistra (John), of Norridgewock; and sister-in-law, Peggy Denis, of Waterville; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Larry, Ron, and Steve, and sisters Nancy, Debbie, and Sue; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Mike; and her former husbands Joseph Welch and Robert Dennis.

Mary’s final illness was end-stage kidney failure with other complications including diabetes.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a future date.

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

Condolences may be expressed at: http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

Those who desire to honor her memory are asked to donate to the Church of their choice or to the Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, June 16, 2022

PAULINE HORAK

PALERMO – Pauline Horak, 93, of Palermo, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 19, 2022. She was born in Russia on November 19, 1928. She was married to Anton Horak for 54 years.

In 1967 she and her family found their forever home in Palermo.

Pauline loved gardening and being in the kitchen where she was always preparing a signature meal for anyone who came by. Her cookies and cakes were by far the best and loved by all.

Pauline was the heart of her family.

She is survived by her children Michael, Anton, Lydia, James and his wife Debora and her daughter-in-law Gail; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Anton; son George; a grandson; and great-grandson.

A celebration of life will be held on June 26, 2022, from 1-3 p.m., at the Searsmont Seventh-day Adventist Church where she was an active member.

Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

STEFAN J. TURLO

WATERVILLE – Stefan J. Turlo passed away from natural causes on Friday, May 20, 2022, in Waterville.

The family will have a private service and burial will be held in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, in Waterville, at a later date.

To see the full obituary and leave condolences please visit http://www.gallantfh.com

BRUCE A. RODERICK

FAIRFIELD – Bruce A. Roderick, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 3, 2022. He was born on December 21, 1961, in Augusta, to Wallace “Wally” and Blanche Roderick, of Fairfield.

Bruce spent his life in Fairfield, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1980. He went on to attend the University of Maine at Orono, and while there, married his junior high school sweetheart Trishia “Richardson” Roderick in 1984. They would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary this August.

Bruce and Trish enjoyed traveling together and were working their way toward visiting each state in the US. While at home they enjoyed spoiling their two dogs with trips to the lake, belly rubs, endless treats and lots of love.

He built his life around their four children; Justin, Kayla, Zachary, and Kori. He was the most amazing dad. He was the loudest cheerleader, the biggest fan, fiercest protector and was unwaveringly proud of his children. His greatest joy was being Papa to his eight grandchildren; Owen, Mason and Kendall Roderick, children of Justin and Elizabeth Roderick; Harper Roderick-Cloutier, child of Kayla Roderick; Olivia and Avery Roderick, children of Zachary and Bryanna Roderick; and Briley and Lennon Whited, children of Kori and Zachary Whited. Bruce’s biggest priority was planning and orchestrating family trips, events, parties, gathering’s at “Camp Chaos” and more, to create memories with those he loved the most.

Bruce chose a career in sales which was perfect for his competitive nature, outgoing personality, and desire to connect with others. He began his career at Selection Video before moving on to RJ Reynolds. Eventually he moved on to Swedish Match North America where he enjoyed 19 years leading his team as Key Account Manager. In those years he built many lasting connections and friendships, both within the company and throughout his market. What Bruce enjoyed most about his job was the people. He was a born leader and true mentor to many of his colleagues, as he was in many other aspects of his life.

One of Bruce’s strongest passions was serving his community, whether it be helping a neighbor, volunteering his time, offering advice, or even just giving a big Bruce bear hug. Above all stood Bruce’s extraordinary commitment to the Fairfield PAL Program. His mission was to continue the legacy built by the founders and those who served before him. Bruce started as a participant in Fairfield PAL, later coaching his own children within the program. He eventually became director of the football program, before moving on to become a member of the PAL board and ultimately president of the board of directors. Through it all, his main mission was to ensure that every child, regardless of circumstance, could have a safe, fun, and equally fulfilling experience in any activity they chose.

In addition to the aforementioned immediate family, Bruce is survived by an uncle, Bill Silsby, in-laws, nieces, nephews, several cousins, and countless close friends that were really more like family.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 1 p.m., at Bill Donahue field in the Richard McGee Athletic Complex, 92 Western Ave, Fairfield. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be held at Lawrence Junior High School Gymnasium. There is no formal dress code. Please feel free to dress in whatever attire makes you feel closest to Bruce whether it be PAL gear, a football jersey, crocs, suit, etc.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Bruce’s name be made to Fairfield PAL Program, C/O Frank Bouchard, PO Box 362, Fairfield, ME 04937.

ALLEN C. DOWLING

CHELSEA – Allen C. Dowling, 93, of Mud Mill Road, died June 6, 2022, at the Veterans Adminis­ration Center at Togus, following an extended illness. He was born in Newton, Massa­chusetts, on November 3, 1928, the son of Allen A. Dowling and Anna (Milne) Dowling.

Allen attended Augusta schools, graduating from Cony High School in the class of 1947. After high school, he worked for Augusta Fruit Co. before joining the U.S. Army. He served from 1950-1952 in Korea.

In 1953, he started his own candy and cigarette route, called Augusta Tobacco. He retired as supervisor of cooks in 1989 from the Togus V.A. Center after 30 years of service. He then opened Al’s Sulky Restaurant, in Chelsea, from 1990-1998.

Allen was involved in horse racing since the age of 14. He owned and drove many standardbreds throughout his lifetime. He was a member of Maine Harness Horseman’s Association, United States Trotting Association and Maine State Breeders Association.

Allen was a lifetime member and past commander of American Legion Post #2, of Augusta; Lifetime member of Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks #964, of Augusta; Lifetime member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, of Augusta; member of Disabled American Veterans; Blinded Veterans Association and Korean War Veterans.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving is his wife, Marcella (Johnson) Gallagher Dowling, of Chelsea; his daughter, Sharon Krechkin; granddaughter Cortney Tanner and husband James; two great-grandchildren, Reeve and Harlow Tanner, of Windsor; brother-in-law William White and Desanges; cousins Betty Westgate and Gerine Dowling; his stepchildren, Tammy and Ed Symes, Randy Gallagher and partner Sharon, Peter Gallagher, Jeff Gallagher and partner Dawn, Michael Gallagher and partner Crystal; 11 step-grandchildren and many great-stepgrandchildren; sister-in-law Mary Jane Hinds; Gail Parker and husband Dana; brother-in-law Bruce Johnson and wife Linda.

There are no planned public visiting hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Wednesday June 22, 2022, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Western Ave., Augusta.

Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Augusta.

A Celebration of Life will follow at American Legion Post #2, 7 Legion Drive, Augusta.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com. Memorial donations may be made to: American Legion Post #2, 7 Legion Drive, Augusta, ME, or Elks Veterans Program, P.O Box 2206, Augusta, ME 04338-2206.

GERMAINE A. ORLOFF

WATERVILLE – Germaine Alice Michaud Orloff, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Sentry Hill, in York. Germaine was born on September 9, 1933, to parents of French-Canadian descent, and raised in Waterville along with her five siblings.

After completing elementary and middle school at St. Francis de Sales School, and finishing first in her class, she attended Mount Merici Academy, in Waterville, on a scholarship for her freshman year before transitioning to Waterville High School, graduating in 1951. Germaine received her B.A. in chemistry from Colby College, in Waterville, in 1955, working various jobs throughout her undergraduate years to pay for her education., including a period at the Keyes Fibre Company, in Waterville.

After graduating from Colby, Germaine married her high school sweetheart, Paul John Orloff, in 1956. Germaine was a devoted wife and mother of five children, all born and raised in Waterville. On top of raising a large family, Germaine worked as a private tutor for math and science, served as a substitute teacher in the Waterville school system, and eventually received her M.B.A. from Thomas College, in Waterville, where she was appointed assistant professor teaching math and statistics.

At various times, Germaine also served as Director of Volunteer Services at Thayer Hospital (Mid-Maine Medical Center), in Waterville, led Hospice Services in the Waterville area, coordinated Bilingual activities at the University of Maine at Augusta, actively supported the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Waterville, and sat on the Waterville City Council. She was always a dedicated and loyal alumnus of Colby College.

Germaine shared many outside interests with family and friends. She enjoyed snow and water skiing, swimming, tennis, hiking, boating, croquet, reading and attending Book Club, and, of course, playing bridge with a fiercely competitive edge.

Though some of her physical pursuits gradually became more limited following a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in her late 50s, she never let her illness dampen her determination or zest for life. She loved good food, great company, and fine wine. She and Paul enjoyed the company of many great friends, and they traveled extensively abroad, including trips to Italy, France, Japan, Russia, and Africa.

Germaine will be remembered as a warm and spirited woman who cared deeply for her family, who never shied away from a good argument, and who felt strongly about many social issues, driven in part by her Catholic upbringing. She loved having the extended family, including all her grandchildren, visit the lake home in Belgrade to enjoy her fabulous cooking, activities on the water, and croquet games on the front lawn.

Germaine was predeceased by her husband, Paul Orloff; her parents Joseph and Hermoza Michaud; her sister, Gertrude Michaud, and her brother, Joseph Michaud.

She is survived by her children and their spouses John and Gwen Orloff, of York, Lauren and Roy Williams, of Grand Cayman, Karen and Brian Maddox, of Stuart, Florida, Glenn and Lana Orloff, of Bethesda, Maryland, and Ellen and Mark Gauthier, of Wheatridge, Colorado; her sister, Jeanette Curtis and her husband, Keith Curtis, of Waterville; her sister-in-law, Betty Michaud, of Waterville; her sister, Marie Lacombe, of Grants Pass, Oregan; her brother, Harold “Mitch” Michaud and his wife Stephanie, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts; her 13 grandchildren Jaclyn Michel, Kirsten and Mark Orloff; Anaise and Chloe Williams; Phoebe, Ian and Marly Maddox; Max Peselev and Evan and Cole Orloff; and Brynn and Nathan Gauthier; and her four great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Sadie Michel, and Kieran and Rory Packer.

A funeral Mass will take place at 10 a.m., on Friday, July 1, at St. Mary’s Church, 41 Western Ave., Augusta, ME 04330. A lunch reception will be held beginning at 12:30 p.m., at Glenn Orloff’s lakeside residence, 71 Stony Point Rd, Belgrade, ME 04917.

Visit http://www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com for online condolences.

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to the Alfond Youth Center, Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville, 126 North St., Waterville, ME 04901.

JILL VanGORDEN

WATERVILLE – Jill (Etchie) VanGorden, aka “Purple Lady”, 63, of Water­ville, passed away peacefully on Wed­nesday, June 8, 2022. Born on November 21, 1958, in Waterville, she was the daughter of the late Pearl Mary Etchie and Cecil Felix Etchie, Jr.

Jill was employed by The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, where she developed many lifelong and cherished friendships. She later worked for Dignity Memorial.

Jill was a 1977 graduate of Waterville Senior High School, and attended Thomas College, in Waterville.

Jill was always the life of the party. Her laughter will always be remembered. She loved opening her home up for celebrations with loved ones, and feeding all those that came through her door to gather for them. Her selfless love created a safe haven for all those in her life, and this is one of the many things that will be deeply missed about her. She never missed her son’s or grandchildren’s sporting events or nieces’ and nephew’s plays and performances. Jill loved to shop until she dropped, and was an avid fan of Days of Our Lives. Her knowledge of all her favorite shows made her a walking movie/TV database.

Jill is survived by her two sons, Robert VanGorden, wife Cassie, and Nathan VanGorden, wife Chelsea; her two sisters, Jane Kennedy, husband Larry, and Joan Levesque, husband Matt; her grandchildren Keelyn, Owhen, Finn, Evan, Emmitt and Ethan; nieces Heather, Nicole, Emily, Nephew Zachary; and great-nieces Katarina and Chloe.

She was predeceased by her parents; her sister, Anne, and her brother, Kim.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 6, at 122 Unity Rd., Benton, ME 04901, from 1 to 5 p.m.

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.

Jill loved all things purple, including flowers. Alternatively, donations can be made to the charity of your choice in Jill’s name.

DANIEL K. HIRSCHY

WATERVILLE – Daniel K. Hirschy, 104, of Waterville, formerly of Evans City, Pennsylvania, died on Sunday, May 29, 2022, in Maine. Daniel was born April 21, 1918, in Berne, Indiana. He was the son of Norman and Esther (Sprunger) Hirschy.

Daniel was a member of Burnham Baptist Church, in Burnham. Rev. Hirschy and his wife served as missionaries in the Republic of Chad in Africa for 27 years. He loved God, his family, reading and teaching the Bible, quoting poetry, gardening and playing word games.

He is survived by his four daughters, Mrs. David (Elaine) Rifenberick, of Joliet, Illinois, Mrs. Dennis (Judy) Reiter, of Willimantic, Connecticut, and Linda and Kathy Hirschy, both of Waterville; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers and his three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Daniel’sname to Burnham Baptist Church, P.O. Box 46, 25 Troy Road, Burnham, Maine 04922.

CHRYSTAL R. POMROY

WINSLOW – Chrystal Roberta (Ambrose) Pomroy, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 21, 2022, at her residence in Winslow. She was born in Castle Hill, the daughter of Leith (Richardson) Ambrose and Arnold Ambrose on April 6, 1930.

Chrystal was a graduate of Easton High School 1948, in Easton, Maine.“Chris” went to work at WAGM radio station in Presque Isle for two and a half years. When the Presque Isle Air Force Base opened, she then worked for 10 years as the secretary for the base commander. After the base closed, she worked in the Community Action Program in Presque Isle and Augusta and ultimately became the correspondence secretary for Governor Kenneth Curtis. Chris worked in two law firms in Augusta and as the secretary to the hospital administrator at Augusta General. In 1977 she started her own successful secretarial service business, Bridget Secretarial Services, in Augusta.

In Chris’ years of retirement, six-eight fellow quilters would gather in her home to design and create hundreds of lap robes, walker bags, and adult bibs to be given to nursing homes throughout the area. Chris was a teacher to many fellow crafters, sharing her love of knitting, crocheting, card-making, and quilting, to name a few of her hobbies.

Chris was predeceased by her husband Oral Lionel Pomroy, her sister Harriett Day, and her brother Fenton Ambrose.

Chris is survived by her stepson Michael Pomroy and his wife Karina; grandsons, Ian Pomroy and Benjamin Allen.

In lieu of service, please reach out to members of your community in need of a smile, companionship, and a hug. It would warm Chris’ heart if donations were made in her memory to your choice of animal shelter or nursing home.

HENRY J. VEILLEUX

THE VILLAGES, Florida – Henry Joseph Veilleux (“Hank”) was born to the late Ernest and Bernadette Veilleux in Waterville, on December 22, 1940. He was an early Christmas present to an eager mom and dad.

Most of Henry’s working life was spent immersed in the blessings and challenges serving as school principal in Wilton, a town he loved both for its tightknit community, as well as its hidden gem, Wilson Lake Country Club, which he frequented in the warmer months of the year. In the colder months, Henry could be found on neighboring Wilson Lake, typically with a sack full of ice fishing traps, bait and a baloney sandwich, and he never returned home empty-handed.

If you asked a hundred people who Henry Veilleux was, they’d all give you a different story. A golf shark to those at Wilson Lake. A superhero to the kids at Wilton Academy. The hardest working man in the world to his co-workers. A mastermind head coach to the Wilton Cubs little league team, which during Henry’s reign frequented the local little league world series. A master sailor. And a loving father and grandfather to his children and grandkids.

Henry was also a storyteller, and it’s no surprise that he featured as the hero of most of his tales. Whether it was the whimsical five-iron into #2 at Wilson Lake from the back tees, the eight-pound salmon caught on a regular trip down the West Branch of the Penobscot River, or the rogue bear that attacked camp while Henry and his good friend Roland were sleeping, the stories were as fantastic as he was – colorful, vibrant, and full of life.

Henry had time to consider his obituary. In his final memo to those that knew him, he asked that you remember this last message: “keep telling stories. It is our stories that connect us and unite us, and it is through our stories that we can change the world.”

Henry is survived by his son Jeremy Veilleux; his daughters Jocelin Snow and Jenny Veilleux; his grandsons Brandon and Ryan Veilleux; his brother Roger Veilleux; his sisters Corinne Whitney and Elaine Hoag; all respective spouses and families. A celebration of Henry’s life will be held for close family in Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the American Heart Association in memory of Henry.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, June 9, 2022

DONALD F. MASKELL

WATERVILLE – Donald F. Maskell, 77, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Maine­General Medical Center, in Augusta. Donald (Don) was born July 31, 1944, in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of Grace Wilmer (Peavey) Maskell and Howard Frederick Maskell.

He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves from 1962 to 1967, and was married to the late Barbara Maskell in 1974, in Waterville. They resided in Oakland for many years where they raised their three sons before building a retirement home in Waterville.

Don worked at Cianbro Corp., in Pittsfield, before joining Schwan’s Food Company in the late 1970s. At Schwan’s he held various jobs as a driver before being promoted to warehouse manager, and he managed a number of depot warehouses across New England before he retired.

He was known to his grandchildren as grampa and “Pupup”.

Before his health declined Don was an avid fisherman, sharing fishing stories with his family right up until the day before he passed. He loved to take fishing excursions with his kids and his grandnephew, Ricky Morse.

Don became a skilled woodworker, making furniture for himself and his children while his health permitted. He passed his knowledge of woodworking on to anyone who wanted to learn.

At the Easter Vigil ceremony in 2002, in answer to the longtime prayers of his wife and children, Don was received into the Catholic Church. He later joined the Knights of Columbus and became a fourth degree Knight.

Don is survived by sons Randall Landry and wife Jeannine, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and Marc and wife Lynn; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Maskell, of Englewood, Florida.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Barbara, son Scott Landry, siblings Albert Maskell, Howard Maskell, Sophie (Hamilton) Vicnaire, Everett Hamilton, Mildred (Hamilton) Chapman, Henry Hamilton, Harold “Tubby” Hamilton, and Perley Hamilton.

A Catholic Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 15, at 10 a.m., at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver St., in Waterville, followed by a committal at St. Francis Cemetery.

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

CHEYENNE R. HOSKINS

CHELSEA – Cheyenne Rae Hoskins, 14, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. She was born January 11, 2008, in Skowhegan, the daughter of Dorette (King) Hoskins.

Although her time on earth was short, she touched many, many lives and will be fondly remembered by those who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She is survived by her mother, Dorette Hoskins; sisters, Shawna Hunter and Erin Grant; brother, Jedediah Neilson; aunts and uncles Bruce and Tammy King, Andrea and Eric Erskine, Dan and Sarah King, Valerie and David Richards, Brian and Geneva King, Dwayne and Jeanne King; many cousins; and special friends from her time at Spurwink.

She was predeceased by great-grandparents, Constance and Perley King, and Uncle Steve King.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., at the Church of Faith, on Route 2, in Skowhegan, headed toward Canaan, with a lunch and gathering to follow at 22 Mill Pond Road, East Madison.

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 Cheyenne’s memory to Spurwink School, 901 Washington Ave. Suite 100, Portland, ME or at Spurwink.org.

BRIAN PINETTE

TURNERS FALLS, Massa­chusetts — Brian E. Pinette, 65, of 7th St. passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Baystate Medical Center, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was born in Augusta, August 11, 1956, the son of Joseph and Gloria (Dowe) Pinette.

A software developer with a PhD in robotics, he was always an early adopter with an interest in new technologies. He was also a voracious reader, and avid gardener, and adventurous cook and homebrewer, and creative with a variety of home improvement projects. He also enjoyed CrossFit and meditation.

Brian was a generous spirit and active in the community in a variety of ways. He enjoyed attending conferences on both cutting-edge scientific developments and paranormal activity.

He was predeceased by three siblings—Gregory, Scott, and Lori and his parents—Joseph and Gloria.

He is survived by his two children, Luke Pinette and Jed Kundl; the three children of his late sister, Derry, Moira, and Ian Salewski.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square, Turners Falls, Massachusetts, on Saturday June 11, 2022, from 10 a.m. until noon.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to International Rescue Committee, 122 E 42nd St., New York, NY. 10168 or http://www.rescue.org.

For condolences, please visit www.kostanskifuneralhome.com

JUSTIN B. HOWARD

CLINTON – Justin B. Howard, 36, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Justin was born in Waterville, on March 15, 1986, to Nena Shaw and Gerald Howard Jr.

Justin graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 2004.

He will be remembered as the funny, kind, and creative person that he was growing up. His smile and laugh will never be forgotten.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents as well as several aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his mother, Nena; his father, Gerald and spouse, Dianne; two sisters, Courtney and husband, Zach, and Tasha and fiancé, Zach; his four children, Kierra, Jaidyn, Deakyn, and Kashious; his nephew, Ryder; his paternal grandparents; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life took place at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, on June 4.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

The family request donations to be sent to Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services, Maine in honor of Justin Howard.

ROSALIND F. JOSEPH

WATERVILLE – Rosalind Fern (Bard) Joseph, 90, of Waterville passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, following a sudden illness. Rosalind was born on August 13, 1931, in Fort Kent, to parents Alcide and Cecile (Robichaud) Bard.

She was the oldest of 12 siblings and spent her early years on the family’s potato farm. As a young woman, Rosalind moved to Waterville, where she eventually married and began her family. Years later, as a single mother of four, she proved her tenacity by continuing her education, going back to work at Keyes Fibre Co., (now Huhtamaki), in Waterville, for 16 years before her retirement and maintaining her home by herself.

During this time she also had a radical encounter with Jesus Christ, her Savior and found a place of belonging with the people at Blessed Hope Church, in Waterville, and at Lakeside Advent Christian Campground, in Belgrade. Rosalind’s faith in Christ was well-known and she spent many years serving at her church and at Lakeside in various roles. She loved reading scripture and dedicated herself to being a “prayer warrior,” praying for extended periods of time for her loved ones, community and the world.

Her desire above all was for her family and friends to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. She recognized God’s care and provision for her throughout her life and prayed that her loved ones would experience His grace as well and she was not afraid to share her faith with everyone she encountered. Lakeside held a very dear place in Rosalind’s heart.

She purchased a small camp and later built a new larger one, designing and doing much of the work herself, and spent every summer there for decades until her dementia made it difficult.

Rosalind was predeceased by her parents, brothers Rosaire “Shoe”, Bertrand and Maurice Bard, and great-granddaughter Acadia Grace Tuggle.

She is survived by her children Gerald Joseph, Cheryl Tuggle, David Joseph and wife Tonda, and Paul Joseph, as well as grandchildren Sarah Doyle and husband Tim, Joshua Tuggle, Joann Bedillion and husband Damon, Jessica Joseph, Leah Tuggle, Bethany Tuttle and husband Jason, and Dylan Joseph; and great-grandchildren Elijah and Micah Tuggle, Connor and Brynn Doyle, Wyatt and Ian Tuttle, and Luca and Aliyah Joseph.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m., at Blessed Hope Church, (10 Pleasant Street, Waterville) with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosalind’s name can be made to Lakeside Advent Christian Camp meeting Association at http://www.lakesideaccamp.org or mailed to Cherry Frewin—Lakeside Treasurer, Lakeside Advent Christian Campmeeting Association, 3126 Berkley Square Way, Vero Beach, FL 32966, or by text giving: Send a text message with the amount you wish to donate to 207-888-4657 and click the link provided in the response.

JEFFREY A. QUIRION

SIDNEY – Jeffrey A. Quirion Sr., 57, passed away May 25, 2022 at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born December 15, 1964, in Waterville, the son of Paul J. and Janet (Mullen) Quirion.

He graduated from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, in 1984 and was employed as a service writer in the automobile industry all his life. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, listening to music, four-wheeling, and family gatherings.

Jeffrey is survived by his parents, Paul and Janet Quirion, of Oakland; daughter, Katie Lancaster and husband Travis, of Fairfield; son, Jeff Quirion and wife Tamran, of Sidney; grandchildren, Aaliyah, Aerek, Jackson, Morgan, Madalyn and Emma; sister, Paula Fairfield and husband Joe, of Sidney; brother, Danny Quirion and wife Maryanne, of Vassalboro; sister, Angela Quirion and partner Ian Reilly, of Wiscasset; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Lewis Cemetery, in Oakland, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Jeffrey’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.

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

CATHERINE M. MOOERS

SIDNEY – Catherine “Kaye” Myrtle Doyle Mooers, 87, of Sidney, formerly of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Maine­General Rehabilitation and Nursing Glenridge Comfort Care Unit, in Augusta. She was born in Dexter on December 23, 1934, the daughter of Everett E. and Grace (Landry) Doyle.

She was a 1953 graduate of Maine Central Institute, in Pittsfield, and graduated with highest honors from the University of Maine in Orono in 1974.

She was a member of the Manchester Community Church for over 50 years where she was past president of the Adult Club, served as church clerk and as chairman of the board of trustees. She was a member of the MCC choir and served as church historian and photographer for many years.

She served as Class Agent for the class of 1953 at Maine Central Institute and enjoyed getting classmates together in Maine and in Florida, and in keeping them informed about special events in their lives. She was inducted into the MCI Hall of Fame in 2013 for her outstanding work as a Class Agent for over 55 years.

She was a past secretary of the Manchester PTA and member and past president of the Army National Guard Auxiliary, of Gardiner. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, of Augusta, The Maine Retired Teachers Association, and the National Education Association. She worked for the State of Maine Department of Human Services, was patients control clerk, inventory clerk, and switchboard operator at the Augusta State Hospital, and was head cook at the Manchester Elementary School.

Working with children at the school inspired her to go to college and fulfill her dream to become a teacher. Upon graduating from UMO she taught second grade at Farrington Elementary School, in Augusta, for 20 years. She loved keeping in touch with her former students and enjoyed getting to know their children.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Walter F. Mooers, Sr.; two brothers Wilmont and Arthur Doyle, and three sisters Dorothy Doyle Elderkin, Phyllis Cline Kaler, and Ruth Shirley Shorey.

Survivors include her son Walter F. Mooers, Jr. and wife Jean, of Manchester; daughter Deborah L. Violette and husband Michael, of Sidney; grandchildren Justin W. Mooers and wife Kate, Ryan R. Mooers and wife Bobbi Jo, Tanya Jones and companion Dan Howe, and Steven Violette and companion Amanda Moody; great-grandchildren Kyle Walker, Brenna-Marie Mooers, Brayden Walter Jones, Hailey Olivia Jones, and Lilajean Mooers, Ronilynn Mooers, and Brycen Mooers; a niece Christina Elderkin Botting Kostuk who lived with the Mooers during her teen years; and many other nieces and nephews to whom she was very close; her companion and dear friend Stirling Thurston, of Sidney, and Brooksville, Florida, where they shared many years together after the loss of their spouses.

Committal prayers and burial will be held Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at the Manchester Forks Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Manchester Community Church, at noon, and a gathering after for fellowship and refreshments.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Care, One Church Street, Augusta, where memories and condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to MCI, 295 Main Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967, Manchester Community Church, 23 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME 04351 or MaineGeneral Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, P O Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903.

ROBERT E. GURNEY

CLINTON – Robert E. Gurney, 90, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, following a battle with cancer. He died at the VA hospice care in Togus. Bob was born on March 28, 1932, the son of John J. Gurney and Flora C. Gurney, of Fairfield.

He had two sisters and nine brothers. He attended school in the Fairfield school system.With the outbreak of the Korean War, Bob joined the U.S.Army and went to Korea in 1950 to 1953 to fight for our country. Following his discharge from the military service, he went to work at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow.

He married Marline Parker on December 20, 1957. They had two children, Robert (Skip) Gurney and Mary Bowman. His first love was always his family.

Playing horseshoes, card games and croquet with his grandchildren was always a favorite time for Bob. He enjoyed gardening and puttering around the farm as his daily routine. He had a long career at Scott Paper Co. before retiring at the age of 55, and had a long, wonderful retirement of more than 35 years.

Bob will be remembered as a quiet man who always was willing to help anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marline; two children Robert (Jane) Gurney and Mary (Donnie)Bowman; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, and sisters.

Funeral service will be private for immediate family.

Arrangements are in the care of the Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church Street, Augusta. Friends may share memories, condolences, and photos with the family on the obituary page at http://www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 36 Eastern Ave., Augusta, Maine 04330.

ELSIE J. ADAMS

PALERMO – Elsie Jean (Tibbetts) Adams, 93, of Palermo, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Elsie, the second of seven Tibbetts girls, was born in Windsor on July 15, 1928, to parents John and Harriet (Greeley) Tibbetts.

She grew up helping her sisters, then went on to meet the love of her life, Earl Stanton Adams, during a Walker High School field trip. Elsie began attending Farmington State Teachers College, where Earl soon enrolled, in an attempt to capture Elsie’s heart. The pair wed in 1947, began a family in Rutland, Vermont, and soon moved back to Maine.

With Earl’s support, Elsie resumed classes, attending summer school and night classes so she could take care of her family during the daytime, finally matriculating at University of Maine, Orono, Class of ’69.

Elsie and Earl were married for 59 years and raised three children. Teaching at Walker High School for six years, Elsie taught for an additional 31 years in the China school system before finally retiring in 1985. She loved teaching and was an avid reader, sightseer, card player, camper, snowmobiler, enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and later in life, enjoyed her winters in Florida with Earl.

Her firm belief in family fed a passion for genealogy and she would discuss her ancestral roots and interests in genealogy with anyone who would listen. The annual Tibbetts family reunions were always a highlight for Elsie, as was her involvement with annual Fish and Game yard sales she hosted at her home on Route 3, in Palermo. Elsie was also known to bake delicious sweets, as well as canning vegetables and pickles from the garden she and Earl planted and tended each season.

Old fashioned donuts, apple pie and mincemeat pie were just a few popular items Elsie often made to share with friends, family, and strangers alike. Elsie and Earl playfully teased one another, providing hours of amusement to their grandchildren and anyone else who needed a smile. “For heaven’s sakes, Earl” was perhaps one of her best-known lines in response to his “for heaven’s sakes, Elsie.”

Like her sisters, Elsie was strong and independent, always there when needed.

She was a member of the Kennebec and Waldo Retired Teachers Associations, Maine Education Association, National Education Association, Palermo Historical Society, Palermo Fish and Game, and the Maine Old Cemetery Association.

She leaves behind her three children: Ronald Adams and his wife Patricia Mathis of Houston, Texas; Caroline Holden and husband Hank, of Palermo, and John (Jack) Elwin Adams, of Fairfield; a sister, Marcia Taber, of Syracuse, New York; grandchildren Kristyn Mathis, of Houston, Texas, Randall Adams and wife Amy, of Middleburg, Virginia, Carolyn Johnson and husband Jason, of Fort Collins, Colorado, Christine Caswell and husband Moises Nuñez, of Portland, George Caswell. Jr. and wife Laura Johnston, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, Jennifer Adams and husband Robert Harville, of Scarborough, Seth Adams, of Southern Maine; great-grandchildren Michael, Meaghan, Daniel, and Ethan Adams, Henry and Cecylia Schattle; Violet, Melody, and Benjamin Caswell; Hazel Harville; and several nieces, and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Earl (2007); her sisters Frances Lenfest, Beryl Glidden, Carolyn Ballantyne, Betty Glidden, Sylvia Tibbetts, and a daughter-in-law, Eva (Gilblair) Adams.

Funeral services were held at the Palermo Christian Church, on Sunday, June 5, 2022.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests donations be made to the Palermo Christian Church Youth Program.

DAVID N. BURBANK

WINSLOW – David Nelson Burbank, 91, of Winslow, passed away at his home on Monday, May 30, 2022. David was born on April 1, 1931, in Waterville, the son of Lynwood A. “Steve” Burbank and Ethel A. Remillard Burbank.

He was educated in Waterville schools where he participated in many activities, graduating from Waterville High School in 1949. David credited the Waterville Boys Club for keeping him trouble-free during his formative years, and was instrumental in forming the Keystone Club.

After graduation, he went to work at the Elmwood Hotel, in Waterville, where he met his future wife Marlene Dumont. They were married on August 26, 1950, at Sacred Heart Church, in Waterville, with Father Houlihan officiating. In 1951, he moved on to work as a production trainee at C.F. Hathaway Shirt Co., in Waterville, where he worked for 41 years until retirement. He advanced to various manufacturing positions and in 1962 was transferred to Dover-Foxcroft to start up a satellite plant. The entire growing family enjoyed their home and community there.

He and Marlene were very active in various organizations in the community, and were congregants of St. Thomas Church. In 1967, David was transferred back to Waterville as a manufacturing consultant and the family moved to Winslow, where they lived until his passing. He traveled to various Hathaway facilities in the northeast and Puerto Rico. David retired in 1992 as the plant manager of the main plant in Waterville.

David was a 48-year member of the Waterville Country Club where he played golf until age 90, and was active at St. John Corpus Christi Parish. Marlene and David traveled extensively until health issues did not allow it. David was an avid golfer, gardener, cross-country skier, and an amazing cook, which passions he enthusiastically taught and passed along to his family. Above all, David was totally devoted to his large and loving family.

David was predeceased by his parents, and his sisters Elizabeth Jolicoeur and Ethelyn Nixon.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Marlene Burbank; and four children, Scott and his wife Susan, of Homer, Alaska, Larry, of Waterville, Tim and his wife Marsha, of China, and Jane Veilleux and her husband Roger, of Winslow; grandchildren Todd and his wife Katie, of Winslow, Jeremy and his wife Lorelei, of Vassalboro, Daniel and his wife Danielle, of Belgrade, Jason and his fiancée Jennifer, of Georgia, Kate O’Neal and her husband Patrick, of North Carolina, Kirsten Wrigley and her husband Tyler, of North Carolina; step-grandchildren Eliana LaCroix and her fiancé Zach, of Burnham, and Pamela Ames and her husband John, of Massachusetts; 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

At David’s request there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Church, 26 Monument St., in Winslow, on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at Marlene and David’s home.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm St. Waterville Maine 04901.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

JEREMY L. GILLEY

VASSALBORO – Spc. Jeremy L. Gilley, 37, died unexpectedly Monday, May 30, 2022, at his home. He was born in Waterville on December 22, 1984, son of Thomas V. and Tammy A. (Green) Gilley.

Jeremy grew up in Palermo and attended Erskine Academy, in South China. He served in the U.S. Army in Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 502D Infantry Regiment during Operation Enduring Freedom. Jeremy encountered many obstacles during his life but always had the strength and determination to overcome them. After he lost both of his legs in his 2011 accident, limiting him from the things he enjoyed doing, Jeremy had his daughter Kara.

She became his whole world and motivated him to set and achieve goals. His most recent goal was converting his truck into a camper. He planned to travel the U.S., reuniting with some of his former military brothers along the way.

He was predeceased by his father, Thomas V. Gilley, uncle, Lonnie Gilley and maternal grandmother, Diane Green.

Jeremy is survived by his mother, Tammy A. (Green) Gilley, of Palermo; his daughter, Kara Gilley, of Chelsea; two sisters: Jessica (Gilley) Toothaker, of Augusta, and Taylor Gilley, of South China; nephew, Aaric Toothaker and niece, Cadence Welch; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Gilley; maternal grandfather, John Green as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at 10 a.m., at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. A gathering for family and friends to follow will be held at VFW, 509 Leighton Rd. Augusta, ME.

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

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

Donations in Jeremy’s memory to Veterans No Boundaries, 8 Sundance Ln., Newry, ME, 04261 or online.

JOHN GOFF

WATERVILLE – John Goff passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. He was born in Farm­ington, the son of Edward Goff & Helen (Cook) McPherson.

He was always a free spirit with a curious mind. John enjoyed watching the Red Sox games, watching old westerns. He loved his Red Sox, John Deere tractors and farming. To know him was to love him. He had a heart of gold. His kind loving heart and larger than life personality always shined through.

John was predeceased by his parents Edward Goff and Helen McPherson; his baby brother Charles, his older brother Michael; and his niece Holly Lakin.

He is survived by his sister-in-law Cheryl Goff; nieces Jennifer Goff, Jessica Crispin, Amanda Wyman; his great-nephews Cameron Schmidt, Brandon Schmidt, Jaithon Crispin, his great-niece Brilynn Crispin; great-great-nephew Parker Crispin and great-great-niece Dahlia Crispin; many cousins from the Dyer family.

A private graveside service will be held at Forest Hill Cemetary, on Park Street, in Madison.

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

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

JULIA CRAIG

WATERVILLE – Julia “Judy” Craig, 95, passed away on June 4, 2022, at Oak Grove Center, Waterville,. She was born in Durant, Oklahoma, on October 14, 1926, to Hettie Shaw Wilcox and Alfred Wilcox.

She lived most of her life in Texas, picking cotton for a living as a child with her parents and five siblings, and then later working in a variety of service occupations, including waitressing, secretarial and receptionist work. She married William R. Craig in 1948 to whom she remained faithful until his passing in 2010. She had two children, eight grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Judy became a Christian in the 1950s and faithfully served the Lord at Lavonne Drive Baptist for many years. She enjoyed being the church secretary for several years and singing in the choir.

In 2013 she moved to Maine to be with her son and family, quickly becoming an important part of their lives, especially in her granddaughter-in-law’s daycare where she became the official baby rocker. She was a member of Kennebec Valley Baptist Church and was welcomed into a group of friends with whom she enjoyed playing cards weekly. When the time came for her to transition to Oak Grove Center, Judy continued to love and be loved by so many people. Her loving and fun personality made her many friends in her long life.

Judy is survived by her son, Michael Craig and wife LaVerne; her grandchildren Jamin Craig and wife Bethany, of Benton, William Craig and wife Dana, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Jenny Craig, of Augusta, Joseph Craig and wife Libby, of Benton, Matthew Craig, of Westbrook, Wendy Williamson Roberts and husband Roy, of Pensacola, Florida, Julie Williamson Ausbrook and husband Thomas, of Royse City, Texas, Jason Williamson, of McKinney, Texas; her great-grandchildren Jordan, Sam, Jacob, Zackary, Gavin, Riley, and Westley Craig, Evan, Cody, Aaron, Natya and Leila Craig, Sola Craig, Kaysi and Kaitlyn Roberts, and Toby Williamson; two great-great-grandchildren, Joshua and Anna Craig; many nieces and nephews; her son-in-law George Williamson, of Bedias, Texas.

She was predeceased by her parents and her siblings, Alfred, Ralph, Genevieve, Marie, Dana, and Tim.

There will be a funeral on Friday, June 10, at 2 p.m., at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, followed by light refreshments and fellowship, with a committal service at Greenlawn Rest cemetery, in Clinton, at 4:30 p.m.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

Steven Pottle service

A memorial service for Steven Arthur Pottle will be held on Sunday, June 26, at 11 a.m., at Augusta Seventh-day Adventist Church, 235 Eastern Avenue, (Route 17), Augusta, ME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBITUARIES for Thursday, June 2, 2022

DAVID J. PELLERIN

FAIRFIELD – David John Pellerin, 62, of Fairfield, passed away early morning on Monday, May 16, 2022, doing what he loved, fishing up North. David was born in Waterville on May 2, 1960. He was the son of Norman Pellerin and Kathleen Pellerin (Farrell).

He graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1978, where he excelled in the Waterville Regional Vocational Center.

In his younger years David worked on his parent’s farm as well at the Tupper Farm and Mushero’s Jacking & Moving. He then moved on to SD Warren/SAPPI, in Hinckley. He eventually made his dream come true when he developed Pellerin Excavation.

His true passion was being in the outdoors. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed trips that involved fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, four wheeling, camping, and spoiling his dogs.

He was predeceased by his parents Norman and Kathleen Pellerin; siblings Tony and Theresa; stepmother Katherine Boucher.

He is survived by his spouse Robin Pellerin (Lilja); children Jeromey House and his wife Michelle Amero; daughter Katherine House; grandchild Daveon Raven; mother-in-law Patricia Lilja; brothers Paul Pellerin, Jeff Pellerin and wife Robin, Donald, Andrew, and wife Leanne; sister Noreen and husband Lew; step-siblings Mark Bureau and wife Amber, Scott Bureau and wife Dee-Dee, and Lisa Smith; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street, in Fairfield, on Friday May 27, 2022, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m.

Celebration of life will follow on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at The Victor Grange, in Fairfield Center, beginning at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Fairfield Victor Grange. 118 Oakland Rd, Fairfield, ME 04937.

VALIDA C. TILLSON

WINDSOR – Valida C. “Coline” (Crochere) Tillson, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor. Coline was born Sep­tember 15, 1958, in Augusta, daughter of the late Normand and Mary (Higgins) Crochere.

She was a resident of Windsor for many years. She was a graduate of Cony High School, in Augusta.

She was the wife to Walter S. Tillson, Jr. with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

She worked as a housekeeper for many years until her retirement. Over the years Coline babysat many children and was known as “Auntie” to them all. She was a strong believer in second chances if not third, fourth or even fifth chances. She was always willing to help someone if she could and Coline will always be remembered for her out pouring of love and her huge heart.

Valida, known as Coline to most, loved sitting on her deck with coffee in hand watching and talking to her hummingbirds. She also enjoyed summer evenings sitting around the fire with friends and family. Coline was always one for a conversation, she could make friends in the grocery store. She had a love of music, always had the radio on whether in the house or in the car.

Coline treasured the time she spent with her family and friends celebrating holidays and birthdays. She especially loved Christmas, she put the spirit in the holiday, went all out decorating following in the footsteps of her father.

In addition to her husband Walter, Coline is survived by her brothers Lewis Crochere and his wife Barbara and Norman Crochere and his wife Paula; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Coline was predeceased by her sister Marie Groleau and her brother Donny Crochere.

Her graveside service was held in Rest Haven Cemetery, Windsor, Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

Arrangements are in the care of the Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church Street, Augusta.

Memories, condolences, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at http://www.khrfuneralhomes.com.

KENNETH L. LILLY JR.

WATERVILLE – Kenneth L. Lilly Jr., 97, of Waterville, died on Friday, May 20, 2022, at the home of his son in Eliot. He was the son of Kenneth L. (Sr.) and Catherine (Carr) Lilly.

He is survived by his wife, Claranne (Hume) Lilly, of Waterville; son, Kenneth L. Lilly III and wife Jayne, of Eliot; daughter, Katherine and her husband David Dutkiewicz, of Florida; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Tobey, of Eliot; a brother-in-law, Andrew Payton Hume, of Veazie; many nieces and nephew.

A graveside service with military honors was held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Brooks Memorial Cemetery, in Eliot.

A full obituary may be viewed and condolences may be left by visiting http://www.jspelkeyfuneralhome.com.

LLOYD MORAN

WATERVILLE – Lloyd Moran, 96, passed away, in Waterville, on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. He was born in Presque Isle and grew up on a potato farm during the Great Depression.

He graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1943. Shortly after graduation Lloyd enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II serving as a radioman on the USS Pontus.

After returning home from the war, Lloyd attended Husson College, in Bangor, on the G.I. Bill, graduating in 1948. While at Husson, Lloyd met the love of his life, Esther Page. The two were married in October 1947 and spent 65 years together until Esther’s passing in 2012.

Lloyd and Esther raised their three children, Linda Riccio, of Los Alamitos, California, Janice Moran, of Southbury, Connecticut, and David Moran, of Waterville.

They loved taking trips to visit the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They especially enjoyed traveling by car having taken several cross-country trips, visiting 46 states along the way.

Lloyd spent his working days in the accounting field, retiring from Augusta Water District in 1990. He was a proud member of the Meridian Chapter of the Grand Lodge of Maine. He spent his leisure time playing golf, watching sports on TV, working in his garden, baking bread, and giving treats to the neighborhood four-legged friends that stopped in to visit while on their walks.

Lloyd was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Esther; and all of their siblings.

Beside their children, Lloyd and Esther are survived by grandchildren Kerry and husband Mark, Kristina and her husband Cecil, Stephanie and her partner Marc, and Melissa with her partner Gwen; great-grandchildren Elena, Aiden, Jonah, and Elliott; and several nieces and nephews.

As per Lloyd and Esther’s request there will be no public service. Lloyd and Esther will be laid to rest together in a private ceremony at Maine Veterans Cemetery, in Augusta.

DARRELL POOLER

OAKLAND – Darrell “Bruce” Pooler, 63, passed away of natural causes on Friday May 13, 2022, at his home. He was born October 5, 1958, the first born child of MaryAnn (Bard) and Irwin H. Pooler.

Bruce attended school in the Messalonskee school system, in Oakland.

Growing up he always had a passion for vehicles and right out of high school took great pride in his personal vehicles, keeping them beautifully maintained and enjoyed showcasing them during an era that meeting on “Main Street” with fellow friends and relatives was a normal Friday night event. He made friends with many who had the same passion and those friendships have lasted a life time.

He was also a huge fan of car racing and in the 1980s followed the extended family tradition of racing at Unity Raceway. Bruce began his successful racing career with a car that he numbered 44 after his mothers age. He was greatly respected by his fans and fellow drivers.

Bruce worked various jobs until his parents opened Middle Road Redemption, in Oakland, where he worked side by side with mom and dad until they retired. He loved chatting with customers and made people feel like they were lifelong friends. He then brought his expertise to share with his brother and best friend Brian, at Trafton Road Redemption. They continued to work together for many years until the Redemption was converted into a store, which recently closed. He was looking forward to his retirement and enjoying the simple things in life like playing the slots, eating out and spending time with family and friends.

Bruce would help anyone who needed it. He helped people from all walks of life and his kindness always turned into lasting relationhips.

He loved his home, his little sanctuary that he took pleasure and great pride in maintaining. After his dads death, he continued this same pride in helping his mother maintain her property next door and looked after her daily needs.

He is predeceased by his father Irwin H. Pooler; his grandparents; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Bruce is survived by his mother, MaryAnn Pooler, of Oakland; his daughter Angela Ward and her husband Jamie, of Cannan; his son Derick Inman, his wife Amanda and their three children, of Waterville; brother Brian Pooler and his wife Tami, of Oakland; sister Sonya Ross and her husband Jim, of Norridgewock; and his sister Tammy Roy and her husband Jim, of Oakland; his nephews, Shaine Wilson, Jeremy Witham, Tyler Whitney, Cody Palmer, Dylan Allard, and niece Cheyenne Knights.

Bruce will be greatly missed by all those that loved him.

A celebration of life and a private graveside ceremony will be announced at a later date.

ANTOINE VEILLEUX

AUGUSTA – Antoine “Tony” Veilleux, 94, of Waterville, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Thursday, May 19, 2022. He was born in Waterville on April 7, 1928, the youngest of 16 children of Philomenne and John Veilleux.

Tony enlisted in the Maine State Guard when he was 16 and later honorably discharged. He was very proud of being a lifetime member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and worked for many years as a bricklayer. He had many friends and relatives throughout the Waterville area and could be seen about town up until his passing on May 19. He loved to talk, he was kind and he loved life.

Tony was predeceased by his wife of many years, Theresa “Pearl” Veilleux, in 2016.

He is survived by his son Thomas Veilleux and his wife Sandra, of Farmington; his grandson, Samuel Veilleux and his wife Sonja Veilleux, of Chicago, Illinois; his granddaughter, Lydia Veilleux and her husband Ryan Leach, of Ambler, Pennsylvania; as well as four great-grandchildren.

At the request of the deceased there will be no services. His final resting place will be next to his wife in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, in Waterville.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home 8 Elm St. Waterville ME 04901, http://www.VeilleuxFuneralHome.com.

PHYLLIS M. DORE

VASSALBORO – Phyllis Marian (Campbell) Dore, 89, of Vassalboro, passed away peacefully at home, in Vassalboro, on Monday, May 16, 2022.

She was a skilled homemaker, a leader among her community peers, a gifted master of fiber arts and a prolific fundraiser for charities throughout her lifetime. A dedicated daughter, wife and mother, she made her homes in Hallowell, Rockland, Connecticut and Vassalboro over her 89 years.

Surviving her are son, Gerald Jr. and his partner Mira Bedo, of Tavernier, Florida; daughter-in-law Diane Dore, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sons, Robert and his wife Cindy York, of Vassalboro, Richard and his wife Jodi, of Vassalboro; daughter, Peggie Lawrence and her husband Mike, of Fayette; sons, John, of Vassalboro, and William and his wife Tammy, of Chelsea; grandchildren and stepgrands David, Jenny, Beth, Megan, Randy, Nichole, Andy, Danny, Katie, Alexander, Heather, Samantha and Mindy.

Phyllis was predeceased by Jerry, her husband of 60 years, and by son, Stephen.

Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a graveside service on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 1 p.m., at the Cross Hill Cemetery, in Vassalboro.

To read Phyllis’ full obituary, please visit http://www.plummerfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting this group in Phyllis’ memory; more information about them is here: https://northernlighthealth.org/Our-System/Home-Care-and-Hospice/About-Us/Ways-To-Give.

JACQUELINE A. HAPWORTH

OAKLAND – Jacqueline A. Hapworth, 83, of Oakland, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022. Jackie was born in Fair­field on Dec­ember 19,1938, the daughter of Alnora B. Ronco (Columbus) and Edward A. Ronco.

Jackie was raised in Fairfield and all her years of school were completed through Fairfield school district.

Jackie was a proud, hardworking dairy farmer for over 30 years on her family farm, Happy Acres Dairy, where she cherished working with her four children, Patti, Cindy, Billy, and Howard; her husband, Ernest, and her grandson, Jason. Jackie and her family were known for always lending a hand to anyone in need of help and for taking in several hardworking farmhands over the years who became like family.

Jackie also enjoyed working for a few years at Gene’s Market, in Fairfield Center, meeting some lifelong friends along the way.

Jackie was a very social person who enjoyed meeting friends daily for years for coffee/breakfast. She really enjoyed visiting with family and friends no matter the time of day or night. Jackie also enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, camping and many more hobbies. When anyone would ask Jackie how come she smiles so much she would always answer with, “I have a lot to smile about.” Most of all, Jackie was grateful for the years she was able to spend watching her great-granddaughter, Izabella, grow up.

Jackie cherished each day and loved being surrounded by family and friends and enjoyed having coffee and a chat. She had many friendships over the years and no matter the distance or time between, most lasted a lifetime including the Breakfast Club at Truckers, then Purple Cow, both in Fairfield, and so on.

Jackie loved all dog breeds and had many over the years, but her favorite remained the German Shepherd.

Jackie was predeceased by her parents Alnora B. Ronco and Edward A. Ronco; her husband, William E. Hapworth, Sr.; her daughter-in-law, Dee Hapworth; her sister-in-law, Kathleen Powers; her nephew, Howard Powers; her niece, Renee Powers; her sister-in-law, Alison Roberts; and her lifelong friend, Margaret “Peggy” Crosby.

She is survived by daughters, Patti White, of Fairfield, and her companion, Jim LeClair, and Cindy; her sons, Bill Hapworth, of Fairfield, Howard Hapworth and daughter-in-law, Tara Grignon, of Fairfield; her grandson, Jason White and his spouse, Tammy, and their daughter, Izabella White (Jackie’s great-granddaughter); her brother, Edward Ronco and his spouse, Shelley Ronco, of Waterville; her niece, Tara Ronco; and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Per Jackie’s request, there will be no funeral services.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter or German Shepherd Rescue.

DENNIS C. JOHNSON

FAIRFIELD – Dennis Charles Johnson, 73, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, due to COPD and dementia. He was born February 27, 1949, in Ashby, Massa­chusetts, to Clifton E. and Lillian E. (Fagan) Johnson.

Dennis graduated from Ashby High School in 1967, married his high school sweetheart, Linda (Sinclair) Johnson, and they lived, laughed and loved each other for 57 years.

Dennis worked in Weyerhaeuser paper mill, Simon Saw & Steel, but most of his life he did what he loved best, repairing vehicles, and building race engines in his own business, Apollo Foreign Auto Part and Repair.

Dennis loved and was loved by many, especially the many children in his life.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Brent and wife Kimberly; daughter, Lisa and husband Michael; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many children in heart; his sister, Eileen and her husband Bob Mason, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts; sister-in-law Cathy Johnson, of West Townsend, Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father and mother; brothers, Gerald, Kevin, Bruce and his wife Norma.

There will be a Celebration of Dennis’ Life at the Fairfield United Methodist Church, on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 1 p.m.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

DAVID D. GUERRETTE

AUGUSTA – David Daniel Guerrette, 63, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021, following several years being in a home in Bangor, for advanced dementia. He was born the son of Maurice Guerrette and Doris (Roy) Guerrette, of Frenchville. He was the youngest of five.

He grew up in Frenchville, and attended local grade school there. He attended Wisdom High School, in St. Agatha, and attended Thomas College, in Waterville, graduating with a degree in business management in May 1980.

Following graduation he lived in Skowhegan and worked for Stop ‘n Shop as an assistant manager for several months. He moved to Augusta and lived on Pleasant Hill Road for a few years, moving to Glenridge Drive Apartments. His last residence was 9 Penley St., in Augusta, where he lived from June 1988 until June 2013.

He worked for LaVerdiere’s Super Drug Stores, in Augusta and Gardiner, as assistant manager for several years. His last employment was with NRF Distributors, in Augusta, for several years as a flooring network manager.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Vicki (Peaslee) Guerrette, of Augusta; daughter Jennifer Guerrette, of Fairfield, Connecticut; sister, Lucille Guerrette, of Madawaska; his brother Gerald Guerrette, of Madawaska; and his sister Mary Ann (Guerrette) Bosse, of St. Agatha, and her husband Darrell; one neice, Tina (Bosse), of Maryland and her son Geoffrey; brother-in-law Vaughn W. Peaslee Jr., of Augusta, and his wife Brenda, and their children Ryan Peaslee, of Maine, and Sarah Peaslee, of Florida, and her daughter Madison; and aunt by marriage, Ernestine Peaslee, of Somerville.

He was predeceased by his parents, a sister Madelyn Guerrette, of Canada, where she served as a nun, father-in-law Vaughn W. Peaslee Sr., and mother-in-law Geraldine (Gerry) Peaslee, of Somerville.

A spring memorial service will be held for family members only. June 6, 1944, five naval assault divisions landed on the shores of Normandy, France. An assault of this magnitude has never been seen in the history of mankind. The landings sites were given code names, Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The operation itself was given the code name, Operation Overlord. There were 7,000 ships with landing craft manned by over 195,000 naval personnel from the eight allied countries. England, Canada and the USA supplied more than 133,000 troops. During this landing 10,300 troops were casualties of war. By the end of June more than 850,000 men and 570,000 tons of supplies and equipment were involved. Also 148,000 vehicles were used.

Allied forces held the western front and the Russians held the Eastern front. All of Europe was involved. This would be the one time in history that all of Europe was united, and race, ethnicity, color went unnoticed. For me it seems so strange that we are united in war but divided in peace. We should have learned something given this great unity.

There are many brave men and women buried on foreign soil. Although this is sad the burial sites are very well maintained, respected and protected. On May 7, 1945, German General Alfred Jodi signed an unconditional surrender at Reims, France. The President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt, on a hand written note, gave total authority for Operation Overlord to General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who would eventually become president of the United States.

World War II actually began on September 1, 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. This horrific war lasted until September 2, 1945; claiming hundreds of thousands lives. Two days later September 3, France and Britain declared war on Germany in defense of Poland. World War II became a global war with Japan and Italy joining Germany and the United States eventually joining when things became tough for the now known allies. Democracy and freedom was the theme and the avoidance of world dominance by an evil dictator, Adolf Hitler. However, if it hadn’t been for the USA we would be looking at a different world today.

So as you can see by going back in history D-Day and Normandy became famous dates, places and events. Once again we must remember our veterans, especially those who gave it all. The greatest sacrifice given for God, country and family is one’s life. I don’t believe any soldier, land, sea or air ever intended to die but were prepared to do so if it became necessary. Older Americans have a family member in their past who perished because of events such as D-Day and its aftermath.

Currently we and the world are on very shaky ground and very close to world conflict, again, yet many of our leaders aren’t paying attention. Some of us see, remember and worry when we see what is happening in our country and around the world. When you start to count your allies it’s time to worry and pay attention to the big picture. If world peace is disrupted again can you count on those around you? Does everyone truly love these United States? Keep freedom in your sights on this D-Day and freedom in your heart. May the good Lord bless and keep you and yours safe and free from another D-Day. God bless America.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, May 26, 2022

PATRICIA MacDONALD

WATERVILLE – Patricia (Harlow) MacDonald, 85, passed away Friday, April 29, 2022. She was the daughter of Phillip and Alma Harlow.

She met Richard, her husband of 62-years, while attending Springfield College, in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Patricia and Richard had three children, Rick, Barb and Doug, who were raised in Maryland and Waterville. They enjoyed living in many places such as Maryland, North Palm Beach, Florida, Dover Foxcroft and the mid-coast of Maine.

She is survived by her husband; children; and grandchildren, Caroline, Molly, Otto and Declan.

Obituary and information on a Zoom memorial, scheduled for June 9 can be found at http://www.directcremationofmaine.com.

MARJORIE A. CROWELL

FAIRFIELD – Marjorie Ann Crowell, 60. also know as MAC, Auntie Mac and Hazel, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, following a long battle with cancer. She was born in Waterville on August 3, 1961, the daughter of Arthur and Velma (Cloukia) Crowell.

She was educated in the Winslow/Waterville public schools. She had a deep love for music, planting flowers and hummingbirds.

She was predeceased by her parents; siblings Carolyn Boudreau, Richard and Jody Lynn Crowell.

She is survived by her brothers Paul, David and Daniel Crowell; sisters Gail Swain, Cynthia Veilleux, Paula Homer; brothers-in-law, Wayne Boudreau, Daryl Swain, and Stephen Homer; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Burial will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 1p.m., at McClintock Cemetery, Nowell Road, Winslow.

RAY O’KEEFE

NAPLES – Ray O’Keefe, 75, a longtime resident of Naples, Florida, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Ray was born in Fort Kent, the son of Alice and Ray O’Keefe.

He graduated from Winslow High School and later received his BA at the University of Maine, followed by a master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Ray served his country with a 26-year career in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Ft. Riley, Kansas, and Ft. Benning, Georgia. Ray also was posted overseas in Vietnam, Korea, and Germany. Ray’s last 10 years of duty were spent in the Pentagon. His commitment to serve his country saw him hold many significant positions, Troop Com­mander, Squadron Commander and Congres­sional Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army. Ray was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal and the Bronze Star.

Ray worked hard and played golf with equal passion. He honored his fellow veterans by creating two Veterans Day Golf Tournaments to honor them at Quail Run and Royal Palm Golf Clubs.

Ray is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy; and his siblings, Pat, Michael and Bridget.

A funeral Mass was held on May 18 at St. Williams Catholic Church in Naples, Florida. There will also be a funeral Mass at St. John Church, 26 Monument St., in Winslow, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, followed by the burial at noon at the new section of the Veterans Cemetery, in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Ray’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Support Network, 1421 Pine Ridge Rd., Suite 100, Naples, FL 34109.

CLAUDETTE M. BELANGER

WATERVILLE – Claudette Marie Belanger, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 9, 2022, at the Lakewood Nursing home, in Waterville. She was born on September 1, 1931, in Waterville, the 10th child of Edward Carey and Esther Hachey Carey.

Claudette was a strong women. She was also a loving soul, and a caring and giving person.

While her children were young, Claudette began her long career as a waitress, often working both the lunch and the dinner shifts, first at the Silent Woman Restaurant, and then many years at John Martin’s Manor, both in Waterville. She was well regarded as a superb server and incredible worker, and was known for her friendly and respectful attitude. She worked full time as a server until she was 68 years old.

After her retirement, she kept busy doing what she loved, helping her family. She was either baking bread to share, buying clothes at garage sales for her family, crocheting blankets for everybody, or spending time with her grandchildren. She was a positive inspiration and excellent role model for her family and was proud of herself and her accomplishments. She didn’t slow down as she aged. Her daily routine included walking three miles every morning, and then swimming for one hour every afternoon.

At the age of 78, Claudette suffered a life changing stroke that left her paralyzed on one side, blinded in one eye, and unable to read or speak the words that she wanted to say. She fought hard and recovered from her paralysis, improved her speech, and eventually returned to live alone again for several years. She still was busy making blankets, shopping, and spending time with family. Unfortunately, a series of health issues caused her to need more care in her final years.

Although Claudette had struggles during her life, she also had many good times. She loved the time that she had at the family camp when her kids were young. She was an avid swimmer, and had taught not only her kids to swim, but also many of her nieces and nephews. She loved to be in the water, and could easily swim a mile even into her later years. She loved to make bread, and then share it with family and friends. It was great bread! She loved to go dancing and hanging out with her friends after work! She liked going to the beach, and sitting in the sun! She loved family gatherings and just being with her sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews! In later years, she was very happy just to be with her grandkids. She would take them on almost daily little adventures to McDonalds, or to the pool for a swim, or just back to her place to make them a snack and hang out. She loved her family and they loved her very much!

Claudette was predeceased by her parents and all her siblings.

She is survived by her sons Richard and wife Debbie, Robert and wife Kathie, Bruce and partner Valerie, daughter Gail and husband Paul Moeller; grandchildren Kristen Crook and husband Paul, Danielle Towle and husband Max, Steve Hale, Benjamin Belanger and wife Stevi, Michael Belanger, Kaitlin Belanger, Lauren Belanger, Jaimie Belanger, Carey Young and husband Ryan, and Aaron Moeller. She is survived by Valerie’s children, Victoria, Brittany, Andrew, Henry, and William. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a special niece and friend Norma Bourgoin.

A funeral service was held for Claudette on Monday, May 23, at St. John Catholic Church, in Winslow.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, http://www.VeilleuxFuneralHome.com.

RAMONA L. BOYNTON

JEFFERSON – Ramona L. Boynton, 75, of Jefferson, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at home. She was born January 24, 1947, in Gardiner, the daughter of Raymond and Geraldine (Taylor) Rankins Sr.

She attended Gardiner schools. Ramona enjoyed camping, watching the birds, family gatherings and knitting hats and mittens for the warming centers and for school children.

She worked at KVCAP in the transportation department for many years. Summers she drove the blueberry bus for Pearl Boynton. She was a food service worker at MSAD #11 and the Whitefield Elementary School.

She was predeceased by her father, Raymond Rankins Sr., her mother, Geraldine Cusson, in-laws, Pearl and Marie Boynton; brothers-in-law, Roger Boynton, Dennis Boynton and Warren Brann, sisters-in-law, Pauline Brann and Mary Boynton; a nephew, Dana Boynton.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Lawrence Boynton; daughters, Tamara J. Grady and partner Harold Dyer, of Pittston, Monica L. Grady and partner Steve Carter, of Waterville, Samantha S. Sullivan and partner Eric Swan, of Augusta, son, Robert E. Grady III, of Pittston; grandchildren, Ashley Dyer, Hannah Dyer, and Evan Grady, all of Pittston, Erik Botterbusch, of Farmingdale, Kassie Pratt and Amanda Pratt, both of Augusta; brothers, Raymond and Nancy Rankins Jr. and family, Michael and Valerie Rankins and family, Linwood and Bobbie Boynton and family, Robert and Deanna Boynton and family, Earland and Marion Boynton and family, Margaret Boynton and Sharon Boynton and family; and many nieces and nephews.

Per Ramona’s wishes there will be no services and burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Ramona to MaineGeneral Hospice of Maine.

DARRELL POOLER

OAKLAND – Darrell “Bruce” Pooler, 63, passed away of natural causes on Friday May 13, 2022, at his home. He was born October 5, 1958, the first born child of MaryAnn (Bard) and Irwin H. Pooler.

Bruce attended school in the Messalonskee school system, in Oakland.

Growing up he always had a passion for vehicles, and right out of high school took great pride in his personal vehicles, keeping them beautifully maintained and enjoyed showcasing them during an era that meeting on “Main Street” with fellow friends and relatives was a normal Friday night event. He made friends with many who had the same passion and those friendships have lasted a life time.

He was also a huge fan of car racing and in the 1980s followed the extended family tradition of racing at Unity Raceway. Bruce began his successful racing career with a car that he numbered 44 after his mothers age. He was greatly respected by his fans and fellow drivers.

Bruce worked various jobs until his parents opened Middle Road Redemption, in Oakland, where he worked side by side with mom and dad until they retired. He loved chatting with customers and made people feel like they were lifelong friends. He then brought his expertise to share with his brother and best friend Brian, at Trafton Road Redemption. They continued to work together for many years until the redemption was converted into a store, which recently closed. He was looking forward to his retirement and enjoying the simple things in life like playing the slots, eating out and spending time with family and friends.

Bruce would help anyone who needed it. He helped people from all walks of life and his kindness always turned into lasting relationhips.

He loved his home, his little sanctuary that he took pleasure and great pride in maintaining. After his dad’s death, he continued this same pride in helping his mother maintain her property next door and looked after her daily needs.

He was predeceased by his father Irwin H. Pooler; his grandparents; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Bruce is survived by his mother, MaryAnn Pooler, of Oakland; his daughter Angela Ward and her husband Jamie, of Cannan; and his son Derick Inman, his wife Amanda and their three children, of Waterville; his brother Brian Pooler and his wife Tami, of Oakland; his sister Sonya Ross and her husband Jim, of Norridgewock; and his sister Tammy Roy and her husband Jim, of Oakland; his nephews, Shaine Wilson, Jeremy Witham, Tyler Whitney, Cody Palmer, Dylan Allard, and niece Cheyenne Knights.

A celebration of life and a private graveside ceremony will be announced at a later date.

MARK G. GOULD

SIDNEY – Mark Glazier Gould, 68, passed peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born on May 17, 1953, in Augusta, to George and Lorraine “Tillie” (Glazier).

Gould is a graduate of Cony High School, in Augusta, and the University of Maine at Orono. Mark also did post-graduate work at Penn State University.

Mark was a true self-made man, always living life on his own terms. He was generous, enthusiastic, loved animals and easily made friends wherever he went. Mark owned and operated a dairy farm in Sidney for over 25 years, producing hay for his farm as well as others. Recently, he expanded his interests to auctions of all kinds and ran an auction company along with his partners. He loved a good treasure hunt and sharing his finds as a way to educate others about history. Mark often guided the young people in his life through his love of teaching. Mark gathered regularly with his neighbors and friends at the Middle Road General Store, in Sidney, to share a meal and news from around town.

Surviving family includes his brothers, David, of Jay, and Alan and his wife Elaine, of Freeport; his sister, Linda, of Redmond, Washington; nephews, Callum and Liam and niece, Catriona, of Freeport; aunts, Faith Gould, of Richmond, Arlene Gardner, of Hallowell, and Jean Glazier, of Pittston; as well as many cousins throughout Maine and beyond.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Burial will follow in Branch Mills Cemetery, China.

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

Donations may be made in Mark’s honor to the Fight Colorectal Cancer Organization at http://www.fightcolorectalcancer.org.

JULIETTE G. VEAR

WATERVILLE – Juliette Gilbert Vear, 94, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Woodlands Memory Care Center, in Waterville. She was born on March 29, 1928, in Waterville, to Emile and Aline (Mar­coux) Gilbert.

Julie graduated in 1946 from Waterville High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Norman Vear, in 1948, and raised five children. She lived in Winslow most of her life. Julie worked at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, prior to her retirement in 1989. She was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish (formerly St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow).

After her retirement, she and Norman spent 17 winters, in Bradenton, Florida. She had many hobbies and especially enjoyed playing cards with her many friends and family. Julie was a much-loved wife, mother of five and “graggy” to her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Julie leaves behind her husband of 74 years, Norman.

She is survived by her five children, Norma Guess (Texas), Jim Vear (Florida), Larry and wife Shelly Vear, Janet and husband Matt Bruington (Virginia), and Michael and wife Jennifer Vear; her grandchildren, Gretchen and Chris Farrar, Jessica Vear, Ericka and Charles Poppel, Chris and Aurora Vear, and Nicole and Arturo Sanchez; and great-grandchildren, Dean Beaudoin Poppell and Finnegan Jean Baptist Poppell; her brother Leo Gilbert

Julie was predeceased by her sister Lorraine Roy. and is survived by.

At her request, there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street, in Waterville, on Tuesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the family plot in St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Grove Street, in Waterville.

Services are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, http://www.VeilleuxFuneralHome.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter and Services, 19 Colby St., Waterville ME 04901 or Corpus Christi Parish, 17 South Garand St., Waterville ME 04901.

JEANNINE PARE

VASSALBORO – Jeannine (Domingue) Pare, 91, has passed on Monday, May 16, 2022, following a long illness. Jeannine was born on October 31, 1930, the daughter of Evariste Domingue and Angelina Proulx.

On September 9, 1950, Jeannine married the love of her life, Alphonse Pare, and became a farmer’s wife, dedicating her life to her family and to their Vassalboro farm.

Jeannine was a communicant and Eucharistic Minister of St. Augustine Catholic Church and St. Andrew Catholic Church, in Augusta. She enjoyed being a member of St. Andrew’s Women’s Club.

Jeannine was predeceased by her husband, Alphonse Pare; parents, Evariste and Angelina Domingue; brothers, Robert Domingue and Fern Domingue, and sisters, Theresa Bedford and Lucille Smith.

Jeannine is survived by her five sons and three daughters, Albert Pare and companion Kathy Allen, of Sidney, Anita Reynolds and companion Dan Gorgone, of Windsor, Pauline Pare and wife Fauna Yarrow, of Etna, Lucille Taylor, of Waterville, Maurice Pare and wife Sarah, of Vassalboro, Joseph Pare and wife Helen, of Augusta, Roger Pare, of Vassalboro and companion Mischele Ellis, and Gerard Pare, of Waterville; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, May 23, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 75 Northern Avenue, Augusta. Burial followed in Holy Family Cemetery, 139 Townsend Road, Augusta.

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

Those who desire to make donations in Jeannine’s memory may give to MaineGeneral Homecare and Hospice, Hathaway Creative Center, 10 Water St., Waterville, ME 04901.

SHIRLEY T. LADD

AUGUSTA – Shirley Theresa (Beane) Ladd, 88, of Waterville, passed away peacefully the evening of Monday, May 16, 2022. Appropriately, there was a flower moon that night. Shirley was born on September 27, 1933, to Charles and Della Beane.

She attended Waterville High School. She began her career working at the candy counter in McLellan’s Department Store, in Waterville, and in time, became the store’s manager. In 1968, she was named Manager of the Year for the Northeast Division.

In 1970, Shirley married the love of her life Maurice “Nick” Ladd and became an instant mother to his four children. Shirley and Nick always shared a deep and special bond, even when dementia began to incapacitate her in her later years. After their marriage, Nick and Shirley owned 3G’s Restaurant, in Skowhegan, and then in 1977, they purchased The Villager restaurant, in Waterville, which they ran until their retirement.

Shirley is survived by Nick Ladd, her husband of 52 years; and her four children and their spouses, Susan and Larry Jewett, of Leeds, Calla and Steve Roy, of Falmouth, Mark and Lee Anne Ladd, of Clifton Park, New York, and Megan Ladd, of Yarmouth; her sisters Joyce Graf, of Brunswick, and Dana Jacques, of Waterville; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Notre Dame church in Waterville on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 10 a.m.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, http://www.VeilleuxFuneralHome.com.

MICHAEL M. DAWES

FAIRFIELD – Michael Morrison Dawes, 77, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, at his home, in Fairfield, following a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born on July 1, 1944, to his parents, William Leon and Elizabeth June in Bar Harbor.

Michael was a gift from God. He enriched all our lives daily with his wise words, deep love, and corny jokes. He was always most relaxed when he was by the ocean.

He was a talented self-taught artist and an admirer of lighthouses. Family was important to Michael, and he attended any event(s) that he could to support his family. He was a salesman at heart and was proud to be self-employed for the majority of his later years.

Michael was predeceased by his parents, June (Rolla) and Leon (Marion); his sisters, Edna and Paula; his parents-in-law, Russell and Phyllis Peters; other family members.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janet; their two children, Cathe (Jon) Cochran and Bill (Jean) Dawes; five grandchildren, Jodi (Rob), Jessica (Ricky), Jordan (Ben), Corey and Logan; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson; his sisters, Marilyee, Spring (Mark), Lauralee and Joyce (Paul); his siblings by marriage, Patti (Dennis), Rusty (Candi), Ruth (Andy) and Paul; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 2539 Riverside Dr, Vassalboro. Remembrance will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m. A gathering to celebrate and share stories of Michael to immediately follow at his home.

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made in Michael’s name to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center, 361 Old Belgrade Rd. Augusta. ME 04330.

OBITUARIES for Thursday, May 19, 2022

PETER S. FERNALD JR.

CHINA – Peter S. Fernald Jr., 63, died Saturday, April 16, 2022, as a result of a car crash in China, in which he was a passenger. He was born January 23, 1959, in Augusta.

Peter attended China schools and Oak Grove Coburn, in Vassalboro, as well as Kennebec Valley Technical College, in Fairfield.

He worked most of his life in construction and also ran the sound system for the Barnum & Bailey Circus for a few years before becoming disabled in 2012.

Peter left behind his father Peter S. Fernald Sr., and step-mother Phyllis Fernald; brother Paul Fernald Sr., of Fairfield; sister Patricia Lopez, of California; and brother Philip Fernald, of Vassalboro; son Steven Peter Fernald, his wife Brittany Fernald, and their daughter Kinley; numerous nieces and nephews.

Peter had a unique way of living his life but was always there for anyone that needed a helping hand. He was a fixture at the head of China Lake over the last decade.

HERBERT A. BRADLEY

WATERVILLE – Herbert A. Bradley, 76, died suddenly on Tuesday April 18, 2022, from complications of Covid-19. Herbie was born on July 18, 1945, in Waterville, son of Winston and Phoebe (Simpson) Bradley.

He was raised in Vassalboro, one of five children, and graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1964. After graduating, Herb entered the United States Navy and served his country faithfully on flight crew VP-24 from 1964-1968. His home base was Maryland, but assignments took him all over the globe. From this experience he developed a love for flying small Cessna aircraft.

Herb worked as a first-class linesman and long-time employee of Central Maine Power Co. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, IBEW #1837, the American Legion, the VFW, the Waterville Elks Lodge and the Kennebec River Power Squadron.

He was married to the love of his life and soul mate, Sandra Rafuse Bradley, for 28 years. Nothing brought him more joy than spending time devoted to her, be it taking a ride in the countryside, a trip to Florida, attending musical concerts or following their grandchildren’s sporting events. He held a special place in his heart for his four-legged friends, Fenway and Buffett.

Herb was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Paul and Hugh.

He is survived by his wife Sandy; two sons, Todd Guite (Jen Plunkett), of Windham, and Ryan Guite (Alison Lowe), of South Portland; four grandchildren, Sierra, Josh, Emma, and Declan Guite; one sister, Kathy Pelletier (Don), of Waterville; one brother, Bruce, of Colorado; and nieces and nephews Natalie, David, Kevin, and Sally.

A military service will be held at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, in Augusta, on Tuesday, May 24, at 2 p.m.

Arrangements are Mid Maine Cremation Services (207) 453-6006.

In lieu of flowers, smile to a stranger or extend a random act of kindness, keeping this kind and gentle man in your heart.

ALTON R. GILL

WATERVILLE – Alton Richard Gill, 65, passed away peacefully, in his sleep, on Friday, April 22, 2022, following a long illness. He was born October 26, 1956, in Farmington, to Carl Alton Gill and Mary Cyr Gill.

He first lived on the family farm in New Sharon, before moving to Fairfield with his mother and brothers in 1963. Alton attended Winslow schools, then joined the U.S. Army, and also worked as a steel rigger, building submarines at General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Division, in Connecticut. He returned to Maine in the 1980s where he worked in restaurants, in maintenance for Winslow schools, and as a mill worker at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow.

Alton was a devoted family man who loved hunting and fishing, cooking and putting on a “feed” for friends and family. He also enjoyed music, history, art, and cruising on his motorcycle. His greatest passion however, the thing that fired him up the most, was being “on the road” picking antiques and collectibles. He was endlessly researching all manner of subjects and genuinely enjoyed sharing his knowledge with others. He was a licensed minister and having lived a full and grateful life, Alton looked forward to being with God.

He was predeceased by his father Carl Gill, brother Vincent Gill, baby brother and sister, Boyd Quentin and Marianne Rose.

Alton is survived by his mother, Mary Gower; the love of his life for 29 years, Barbara Livingstone; his daughter Selena Drake and grandson Anthony Vigue; stepchildren Brad and Melissa Vigue; Barbara’s children Abel and Micah, who were like sons to him; and his brothers: David Gill, Terence Gill, Francis Gill, and Ronald Gill.

Arrangements are under the care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service (Skowhegan).

A graveside service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery, in Fairfield, on June 18, 2022, at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend to bid Alton a fond farewell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MaineGeneral Health to benefit HomeCare & Hospice. Please send your gift to MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828.

JEAN ACKLEY

WATERVILLE – Jean (Maker) Ackley, 86, passed away on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, 2022, following a stroke. Born October 4, 1935, in Lubec, Jean was the daughter of Marjorie Foley Maker and Newell Maker.

Jean grew up in West Lubec and graduated Valedictorian from Lubec High School in 1954. Following graduation, she worked at the Lubec Water District in billing and bookkeeping, various local Sardine packing plants, and the Cutler Naval Base as secretary for the resident officer in charge.

It was while working at the Cutler Naval Base that she met Les Ackley at a July 3 Wesley dance that continued onto the Spruces’ dance that night. She often said they danced that night until the “dances ran out of music and they ran out of steam.” Jean and Les married in 1959, and recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

After three years in Massachusetts, Jean and Leslie resided in Fairfield and Waterville for their entire marriage.While in Fairfield, Jean was a school traffic guard, and often joked that she was traffic-control trained by Chief Gould and “Sargent” Judy Poulliot. Jean enjoyed playing in the Women’s Softball League, in Fairfield, for the short time it lasted. Her deer hunting adventures with Les and her brother, Ken, were inevitably followed by the tall tales that came post-November. Many a story were about Daniel, Rebecca and Israel – code names for those who stayed any number of nights at the “Skunk’s Den.”

Memories of Jean include her love of crows, adopting all stray cats that came her way, donations of her many calendars and stickers to the Mitchell School Kindergarten team, teaching her daughters to do “donuts” in snowy parking lots so they would know how to handle their cars in snow, naming her roses and flowering bushes after family members, and, of course, the terribly off-key but beautiful happy birthday songs sung by her and Les for those they loved.

Jean is survived by her husband, Les; and her children Kelli DuBose and husband Mike, of Falmouth, and Marjie McKenzie, of Waterville; her grandchildren Trevor Perry, of Waterville, and Naples, Florida, Lesli DuBose of Salem, Massachusetts, Nicholas DuBose and wife Julia, of Arlington, Virginia, Corey McKenzie and wife Allison, of Fairfield; great-grandson, Blake McKenzie; her brothers Jay and Marvin Maker; and her many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Jean asked that donations be made to The Ark Shelter, 60 Barber Lane, Cherryfield, ME 04622, or Cutler United Methodist Church, 2718 Cutler Rd., Cutler, ME 04626.

BRENDA L. SYLVESTER

OAKLAND – Brenda L. Sylvester, 63, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Brenda was born in Waterville on March 20, 1959, the daughter of Leon and Frances (George) Doyon.

She graduated from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, in 1977. Brenda went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in financial services from The University of Maine in Augusta and graduated summa cum laude in 2016.

Brenda made a positive impact on her community; she donated her time as a tutor with Literacy Volunteers and was a Maine Notary Public who officiated a multitude of wedding ceremonies. Brenda was a member of the Notre Dame Catholic Church, in Waterville. She was a hard worker who put in many years at the Cascade Woolen Mill, in Oakland, always providing for her family. She was later employed at Maine State Housing then Community Housing of Maine as a Project Development Officer and remained dedicated to the company up until her untimely death.

Brenda’s greatest joy came from her family. She took care of everyone she loved so completely and in ways they didn’t even know they needed. She was so organized, so put together, and so hard working. Everyone who walked into Brenda’s home was welcomed with open arms. Her home was a place for family and friends to gather and she made sure it was a place to be enjoyed. She created an atmosphere of love, one that went far beyond her home.

She was superwoman but refused to wear the cape, never wanting credit or to be in the spotlight. She made a positive impact on everyone she met and will be missed by so many.

She was predeceased by her father, Leon Doyon; her previous husband, Michael Perry; and her brother Andrew Doyon.

She is survived by her mother, Frances Doyon, of Oakland; her husband, Bruce Sylvester, of Oakland; two sons, Nicholas Perry and wife Jordan, of Hartland, and Paul Perry, of Oakland; three stepdaughters, Samantha Sylvester, Melissa Sylvester, and Ashley Sylvester, all of Oakland; a stepdaughter from her first marriage, Kathie Perry, of Indianapolis, Indiana; granddaughter Chloe Perry, of Hartland; two step-grandchildren, Carter Kennedy and Danica Duplisea, both of Hartland; six siblings, Cathy Routhier and husband Bill, of Fairfield, Darlene Doyon, of Oakland, Susan Snow, of Fairfield, Peter Doyon and wife Pamela, of Sidney, Carol Meader, of Raymond, and Sandra Trembly and husband Daniel, of Belgrade; her in-laws, Ira and Isabel Sylvester, from Melborne, Florida; her sister-in-law, Shona Cox, of Smyrna, Delaware; as well as many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at Wheeler Funeral Home, in Oakland, on Tuesday, May 24, from 6 – 8 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 25, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver St., in Waterville, at 9 a.m., with a graveside service to follow at Lewis Cemetery, in Oakland.

Arrangements are in the care of Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church Street, in Oakland, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

TERRY E. SPAULDING

Terry Elizabeth (Brown) Spaulding, 97, of Benton, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 28, 2022, in the farmhouse where she was born. She was born on November 17, 1924, to Harold and Helena (Boothby) Brown, the eldest of their three children who along with Bettina and Ross were a trio wherever they went.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1942, and continued her education at Westbrook Junior College, earning a secretarial degree which served her well over the years. It was in college that she became a talented roller skater, enjoying this hobby with twin friends, and meeting her first husband.

Later, after moving to California in the early 1950s, she met her second husband Harold E. Eastwood, and there they settled, raising their family of seven children. With her family, she then returned to Maine in 1968 to be a care giver to her parents for the remainder of their lives. Later, she continued this tradition of loving service by caring for Harold, and later, her last husband, Basil.

She was game at trying new things. Her adventures included a helicopter ride over Puget Sound in Washington state, climbing high up out on a crane boom in Kansas, braving the Kracken rollercoaster at Sea World, in Florida, riding the Zipper at the Clinton fair with her sister, Bettina, and canoeing on the Sebasticook River near her home.

She enjoyed spending time in her garden and sewing clothes for herself and her family. She also delighted in taking walks down to the river, down to the brook and back, or out to the Bellsqueeze.

She was a kind and gentle soul who saw the good in everyone. She was a proper lady who always impressed upon her children the importance of manners and etiquette. Her non-judgmental, humble and quiet ways gently taught others integrity through her example.

She was pre-deceased by daughters Deborah Brann and Danette Gower, son Peter Boothby, grandson Aaron Gower, great-grandson Brandin Landon, her sister, Bettina Young, and husbands Harold Eastwood and Basil Spaulding.

She is survived by her baby brother, Ross Brown, her children Rebecca Landon, Toni MacDougall, Tamara Cecil and Daniel J. Eastwood; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held at the cemetery, in Benton, on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at noon, with a remembrance gathering to follow at the farmhouse.

LARRY D. ORCHARD

Larry Douglas Orchard, 67, passed away on May 5th, 2022 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 25, 1955, in Portland, to Kathleen Sylvia Darling Garlarneau, and he was later adopted by her husband Alan Orchard.

Larry grew up in Portland and Freeport. In 1984 he moved to Winslow and spent the rest of his life in this area. He started work training in Job Corps then worked in a shoe factory, at a child care center, as a gas attendant, and was a car mechanic for many people. Larry was the oldest of four children, his sisters Kathy and Amber plus brother Vaughan.

A loving father to his daughter, April Rumery, his three sons Aaron, Dylan, Dustin and also to Dustin’s fiancée Danielle Eames. He adored his grandchildren Christin, Katie, Tommy, Eli, Johnathan, Jude and his great-granddaughter, Amelia. There is a large group of extended family, friends and relatives, too many to count, who were also loved by Larry.

His favorite spot in Maine is Spring Lake. He would snowmobile there from Winslow or bring the whole family by car. Larry was a strong arm wrestler and chess player. He was a philosopher in many people’s lives, he left a positive influence or impression on all the people he met. His friends become family. He is also known as a great mechanic, a car driver, a boat captain, a true friend and a loving parent. No matter what the issue, Larry was never more than a phone call away if you ever needed help.

May we bless this grateful soul and may he rest in blissful peace looking….. watching over us all.

Larry was predeceased by his parents and brother Vaughan. There will be a celebration of his life at the Oak Grove Chapel, located on the corner of Route 201 and Oak Grove Rd., Vassalboro, ME 04989, on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choice in his name.