Obituaries, Week of September 8, 2016


ALBION – Raymond H. Carey, 95, of Albion, passed away at Togus VA Health care on Wed­nesd­ay, August 10, 2016. He was born in Canada on Dec­ember 17, 1920, the son of the late Harold W. and Susan (Byrnes) Carey.RAYMOND H. CAREY

Following his schooling, he served with the US Army from November 25, 1942 to December 25, 1945, during World War II. Raymond was part of the invasion of the Philippines, and was part of the first wave of troops, 96th infantry tank battalion, in Okinawa. He received the Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, and Philippines Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Service Star.

Over the years he worked construction with different companies. He was a member of Local #621, in Bangor. He and his wife enjoyed raising horses.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude A. Carey, who passed away on December 5, 2001.
He is survived by his close friend, Jon Willette and his wife, Sandy of Freedom, and their daughter, Erin Mae Pelletier and her husband, William “Big Red” also of Freedom; and his special friend, Harry Yeaton of Albion.

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WINSLOW – William W. Glidden, 73, died unexpectedly at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Sunday, August 28, 2016. Bill was born on January 28, 1943, in Waterville, to Clifton and Doris (Hapworth) Glidden.

WILLIAM W. GLIDDENHe graduated from Winslow High School, and then attended Berkshire Christian College before serving in the Navy during the Vietnam era. He married the former Lily Cady in 1990. Bill retired from Central Maine Power in 2004, where he had worked for 35 years as a meter technician.

Bill was an accomplished musician, playing trumpet and bass guitar, and had a wonderful singing voice. Over the years Bill played with several bands, including the R.B. Hall Band and several country bands. Bill was generous with his time and talent, playing frequently at church and in area nursing homes. He was an intelligent and witty individual who loved to debate Biblical philosophy and discuss current events.

Bill is survived by his wife Lily Glidden; son, William Jeffrey Glidden, of Florida, and his two children; six grandchildren Danielle, Dylan, Lindsay, Morgan, Sierra, and Aaron; his great-grandson, Ayden; step-children, Laurie Bourgoin and husband Eric, Steve Pottle and wife Kim, and Wayne Harmon ll and wife Nicole; brother, Clifton Glidden, Jr. and wife Sandra, of Virginia; nephews Clifton Glidden lll “Skip” and his partner Mary Erickson, and Mark Glidden and wife Sheryl; nieces Sherri Corbin and husband Victor, and Doraine Glidden; several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was pre-deceased by his parents.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 10, at 2 p.m., at Blessed Hope Advent Christian Church, 10 Pleasant Street, Waterville, with a reception to follow in the fellowship hall. Rev. Michael Alex will perform the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Lakeside Advent Campground Association, William Glidden Memorial Scholarship, Attn: Benita Alley, Treasurer, PO Box 142, Beals, ME 04611.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.


UNITY – Emma Louise (Lamson) Stevens passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the home of her son in Unity. She was born April 26, 1916, in Jackson, to Greta (Larrabee) and Phillip F. Lamson. She attended Monroe Elementary School and Freedom Academy.

Emma is the widow of Frank M. Stevens. They were married on November 17, 1934, moved to Unity in 1936, and farmed there for 25 years.
Emma worked at the Chicken Hatchery, in Unity, the Truitt Brothers Shoe Factory, in Belfast, in an Oregon lumber mill, and at the Ethan Allen Furniture Company, in Burnham, retiring in 1983.

She spent many a happy Saturday nights at the Blue Goose dancing with various friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, three sisters, Gertrude Shibles, June Fuller and Priscilla Walker, a brother, Charles; and a grandchild, Tracy Jean Smith.
Emma is survived by a daughter, Evelyn (Evie) and her husband David Smith, of Carmel, son, David Stevens, of Unity; grandchildren, Steven Smith and his wife Gail, of Orrington, Tobias Smith, of Ashburn, Virginia, Dolly Wilson and her husband Anthony, of Stoneham, Massachusetts, Ellen Stevens and Craig Stevens, of Unity, and Raymond Stevens of Nashville, Tennessee; one great-grandchild, Melissa Tracy Smith; and various nieces and nephews.

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WATERVILLE – Therese Frances Small, 89, of Water­ville, passed away on Wed­nesday, August 31, 2016. She was born on August 17, 1927, in Waterville, one of three daughters of Blanche (Bernier) and Philip Martin.THERESE F. SMALL

She graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1945. Terry worked for a time at Keyes Fibre, in Waterville, and at K-Mart while living in Connecticut.

She was married to Harold Small, who predeceased her. She was a member of the Winslow VFW Auxiliary and was an active and devoted member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, in Waterville. She and Harold enjoyed traveling and they traveled extensively throughout Europe. She had a great love of cats. Terry will be remembered most for her kindness and outgoing personality, who enjoyed her many friends.

Terry is survived by her godson, Marc Marquis and his family; her goddaughter, Susan Lewis and her family; Tammy Reed and her family; Roland Fuller and his family; and many lifetime friends.

She also was predeceased by her sisters, Evelyn Martin and Carmen Faucher, and her brother-in-law, Clayton “Pete” Faucher.

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OAKLAND – Ronald J. Webber, 96, of Oakland, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016, at his home. He was born October 21, 1919, in Oak­land, the son of the late George A. and A. Izetta (Wood) Webber.

 RONALD J. WEBBERIn 1920, he moved to Sidney, where he grew to adulthood on a farm, and attended school. He joined the Sidney Grange in 1937, and later transferred his membership to West Suffield Grange #199, in Connecticut. He served in the USAAF during World War II, and greatly appreciated the opportunity as a veteran to attend the Maine Vocational-Technical Institute, in Augusta, from which he graduated in 1949.

In January 1954, he married Barbara C. (Fuller-White) and they reared two children, Curtis and Coral. Ronald and Barbara adopted square dancing for their foremost recreation in 1959, and enjoyed the activity and the multitude of friends made for the rest of their lives.

In 1950, Ronald moved to Connecticut and became licensed as a journeyman electrician in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. He was accepted into membership in Local Union No. 7 IBEW, in Springfield, Massachusetts, in April 1957, and worked at the trade until retiring in April 1985. He moved to Oakland in 1986.

He was predeceased by his son, Curtis; his sisters, Ernestine Crowell and E. Arlene Wilbur; and his brother, Alton Webber.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Oakland; his daughter, Coral, of Sidney; his grandson, Jesse, of Sidney; his great-grandson, Zachary, of Independence, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

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Memorial donations may be made to the Second Baptist Church, 3022 W. River Road, Sidney, ME 04330.


DORIS L. GRAZIANO, 82, of Oldsmar, Florida, passed away following a long illness on August 22, 2016. She was born in Waterville. Doris worked for 30-plus years at Keyes Fibre, in Waterville. She moved to Florida in 1985 and was employed by the Pinellas County Schools for 10 years. Locally, she is survived by a daughter-in-law Marie Whary and husband Ron, of Winslow.

CARL WISHART, 49, of Waxahachie, Texas, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, at his residence. He was born on January 21, 1967, in Waterville. Carl went to Messalonski High School, in Oakland.

ZANIE N. HIKEL, Zanie Nawfel Hikel, 94, of Pittsfield, died peacefully, Saturday, August 27, 2016, in Pittsfield. Zanie was born on October 14, 1921, in Waterville, the daughter of Sam and Adma (Daghir) Nawfel. She graduated from Waterville High School and received her degree from Thomas College and the University of Maine. In her early years, she was employed as a secretary for the Department of the Navy in Washington, DC, working for Admiral Nimitz. She later worked on the military base in Bangor and also taught at Maine Central Institute, in Pittsfield, for over 20 years. Locally, she is survived by Dr. Michael Nawfel and wife, Dolores, of Waterville, and sister, Najla Joseph and husband, Harold, of Fairfield.

PHYLLIS A. POWERS FENDERSON, 97, of Falmouth, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Phyllis was born in Waterville on August 26, 1919, the daughter of Alfred A. Adams and Gladys Vandine Adams. She grew up in Waterville with her parents and 12 siblings, of which she was the youngest. She graduated from Waterville High School and also went to Thomas Business College, in Waterville. After college, she moved to Portland and took a job for Oakhurst Dairy as a secretary to the president.

EDMOND J. LaPOINTE, 87, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Mount St. Joseph, in Waterville. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Sharon Carter and husband Henry, of Albion, and grandchildren Tanya L. Lennon, of Albion, Randy LaPointe Jr. and wife Monica, of Fairfield.

MAURICE A. BILODEAU, JR., of Belgrade, died peacefully September 2, 2016, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor, following a short illness. He was born in North Vassalboro on August 15, 1922, the son of Sarah Poulin and Maurice Bilodeau Sr. He grew up in North Vassalboro and graduated from Winslow High School. He served in the Army during World War II, and following his service returned to Winslow, marrying Cecile Veilleux in 1947. He moved his family to Presque Isle, then Veazie, for his employment as an engineer with New England Telephone.

Obituaries, Week of September 1, 2016


FAIRFIELD – Elaine Elizabeth, 101, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, at Inland Hospital, in Water­ville. She was born in Shawmut on August 14, 1915, the daughter of J. Alfred King and Adele (Perry) King.page4pict1

Elaine graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1932, where she was a charter member of the National Honor Society. She was employed locally by the American Woolen mill, by Keyes Fibre Co., and by Dr. McFadden and Dr. Suske.

On June 3, 1939, she married Roland W. Foster, of Fairfield, who passed away in 1983. On January 4, 1986, Elaine married Daniel B. Pooler, of Waterville, who passed away in 1998. Elaine resided at 11 Elm Street, in Fairfield, for 75 years, from 1939 until relocating to Lakewood Continuing Care in 2014.

She was predeceased by her parents; and seven siblings, Dr. Avilla King, Lucille Doyle, Rene King, Rita King, Fredrick King, Alan King and Victory Babb.

Elaine is survived by her two sons, Peter David Foster and wife Judith, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and John Richard Foster and wife Rebecca of Port Orange, Florida; her grandchildren, Erin Elizabeth Foster and husband Jeff Blatt, of Scarsdale, New York, Peter David Foster Jr., of East Burke, Vermont, Sarah Lynn Foster, of Brighton, Massachusetts, Marc Christopher Foster and wife Melanie, of Manchester, New Hampshire, and Brian Richard Foster and wife Bethany, of Ludlow, Massachusetts; her seven great-grandchildren Elaine greatly enjoyed, Charlotte Foster Blatt, Josephine Elaine Blatt, Louisa Elizabeth Blatt, Jacob Gavin Foster and Taylor Mackenna Foster, Sierra Elaine Foster and Caleb Fairbanks Foster; stepchildren, Linda Harding, Donna Martin, Marjorie Handley, and Daniel Pooler Jr.; and several stepgrandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

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Memorial donations may be made to the Fairfield Food Pantry, 23 Lawrence Avenue, Fairfield, ME 04937.


BENTON – Daniel J. Arch, 58, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. He was born in Houlton on May 4, 1958, the son of Lawrence and Mary (Wright) Arch.

He was educated in Houlton schools and was a graduate of Houlton High School and had attended Thomas College, in Waterville, for two years.

He formerly was employed as a custodian for Thomas College in Waterville for several years. He enjoyed camping, fishing and family outings.

He is survived by his father, of Canada; his mother, of Otisfield; his wife, Debra (Coro) Arch, of Benton; stepson, Gregory Canham Jr., of Oakland; stepdaughter, Angela Lacroix, and husband Troy, of Waterville; one grandchild, Sean LaCroix; two sisters, Jan Clark and husband Sean, and Kathy Arch, all of Norridgewock; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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FAIRFIELD – Stanley R. Bass, 52, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

A construction worker, he loved to spend time with his family, especially his two granddaughters. Stanley’s hobbies were bowling, NASCAR, scary movies, and quality time with loved ones.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Tammy, Bass, and his two daughters, Bryonna and Samantha; his daughter from a previous marriage, Shirley Bass; and five brothers and one sister.


WINSLOW – Nancy Michaud Mason, 78, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Carriage Hill Assisted Living Facility, in Madbury, New Hamp­shire.

page4pict2Nancy was born in Waterville on August 5, 1938, the daughter of Alpha and Antionette Roberge. She graduated from Mt. Merici Academy, in Waterville.

She first was a homemaker and in later years worked for the C. F. Hathaway Co., Stern’s Department Store, in Waterville, and Belanger’s Marine, in Winslow. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow,  and a lifelong resident of Winslow.

Nancy was a strong, selfless woman who dedicated her life to her family and friends. She leaves behind a truly magnificent legacy of how everyone should live and love. She was an avid quilter, which she turned into lasting gifts allowing her family and friends to carry her memory through her quilts.

She loved her grandchildren with all her heart. You could always find her at a ballfield cheering them on. Until ill health, she never missed a game.

Nancy is survived by her children, Karen Michaud Belanger and husband Jeffrey, Karla Michaud Deinstadt and husband Steven, and Kevin Michaud and wife Kathi Upham Michaud; stepchildren, Jean, Neil, Jody and Sandy, and their spouses and families; grandchildren, Talia Deinstadt Arsenault and husband Michael, Marcus Deinstadt and fiancée Kristin Arslan, Allison Belanger Stephanian and husband Derek, Ashley Belanger Seto and husband Jimmy, Mackenzie Michaud, and Kamyrn Michaud; great-grandchildren, Casey and Haley Arsenault, Zachary and Hannah Stephanian, and Owen and Madison Seto; brothers, Ronald Roberge and sister-in-law Charlotte, and Alfred Roberge and partner Ben Roberge; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents, Alpha and Antionette Roberge; husband, Maurice Mason; daughter, Roxanna Michaud; brother, Rudolph Roberge; and stepson, Joe Mason.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument St., Winslow. There will be a reception immediately following at The Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial St., Waterville.

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Memorial donations may be made to the Pine Tree Society,


WINSLOW  – Michael Vernon Sawyer, 65, passed away on Friday August  19, 2016, at the Maine Veterans Hospital, in Augusta. He was born on June 23, 1951, in Presque Isle, the son of Vernon and Marilyn J. (Flewelling) Sawyer.

On Aug. 4, 1973, he married the former Joy McGrath, in Fort Fairfield. He graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle and was employed for many years as a custom home builder and general contractor. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the U.S. Army until his honorable discharge. Michael enjoyed history, motorcycling, biking, hiking, and playing guitar.

Michael is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joy C. (McGrath) Sawyer, of Winslow; son, Mathew Sawyer and wife Dina, of Concord, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Christopher Pinkham, Lucy Sawyer, Isabella Sawyer, and Jackson Sawyer; parents, Vernon “Buz” and Marilyn (Flewelling) Sawyer; brother, Jeffrey Sawyer and wife Peggy, of Mapleton; sister, Laurie Berry and husband James, of Presque Isle; mother-in-law, Carolyn McGrath, of Waterville; two sisters-in-law, Lana McGrath of Lake Ridge, Virginia, and Patricia Bird, of Waterville; two brothers-in-law, Kirk Bird, of Winslow, and Kevin McGrath and wife Wanda, of Wells; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Tracey McGrath.

Memorial donations may be made to Maine Lab Rescue,


CONSTANCE D. COULOMBE, 84, of Sidney, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at her home. Locally, she is survived by a son, Michael Coulombe and wife Cheryl, of Palermo.


RHODA A. ORMSBY, 76, of Willsboro, New York, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016, at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, in Plattsburgh, New York.  Born in New York, she moved to Winslow in 1975 with her late husband, until his death in 2007. Rhoda was a charter member of the Winslow Lioness Club and later became a member of the Winslow Lions Club when the two merged. Rhoda participated in different bowling leagues in Waterville over the years.

Obituaries, Week of August 25, 2016


BINGHAM––Jacqueline B. Poulin, 69, died on Monday, August 8, 2016, following an amazingly courageous 12-year battle with cancer. She was born September 10, 1946, in Biddeford, to Wilfred and Gertrude (Bossie) Belanger.

When Jacquie was four, the family moved to Bingham, where she would remain for the rest of her years.

On August 3, 1963, she married Clement Poulin. In 1978, she had her daughter, Lisa.

After many years of working in various mills and restaurants, Jacquie found her calling as an ed tech at the Norridgewock Central Grade School. Here, she would spend the next 26 years working with children, and enjoying every moment of it. During the summers, she would waitress at area restaurants and rafting companies.

Her style, grace, wisdom, strong faith, and sense of humor touched lives wherever she went. She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 51 years; her sister, Viola Easler; and her brother, Roland Belanger.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Blue(David Blue), of West Gardiner; sister, Pat Belanger (Glenn Davis), of Turner; sisters-in-law Ann Belanger, of Athens and Diane Theberge, of Skowhegan; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Christ the King Parish, (specify for St. Peter’s Church), P.O. Box 369, Skowhegan ME 04976.


FAIRFIELD – Carl Cilley 70, of Fairfield, passed away August 11, 20016, at Maine General Medical Center, in Au­gusta.  He was born October 5, 1945, in Portland, to Veleria Cilley and Carl Elegrona.  CARL CILLEY

He was raised in Waterville in the neighborhood of Trigger Hill off College Avenue where he made many lifelong friends.

Carl was a truck driver all his life, many of those as an owner operator.  He could still tell you all the best places to eat all over the country.  He also loved to tell friends and family members the best routes to get to their destinations.  He loved to cook and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, ice fishing, and snowmobiling in his younger years. Carl loved his family and was sure that his grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the smartest, most talented, and most attractive of all.

He is survived by his wife, Trena Cilley of Fairfield; his son, Carl Cilley Jr. (Trish), of Pittsfield; his daughters,  Sandra Cilley, of Georgia, Sharon Vitti (Mark), of Texas, Stephanie Garza (Louis), of Windham; step sons, Ronald Liberty (Kelly), of Benton, Randall Liberty (Jodi), of Clinton, Ryan Liberty (Colleen), of Wells, and Richard Liberty (Nicole), of Winslow;19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; in-laws, Vivian DeForest, of Houlton, Vena Lary (Scott), Sally Magee (David), Kathy McCarty, (Jim).

Carl was predeceased by his parents and step-father, Basil Higgins, his in-laws, Charles and Marie Ramsdell.

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


CHINA––Josephine L. Coffin Starrett, 93, died Thursday, August 11, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. She was born in Hallowell, March 24, 1923, the daughter of William and Elva Henderson Harp.

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SIDNEY – David N. Graham, 68, passed away Thursday evening, August 11, 2016 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta after a period of declining health. He was born March 18, 1948, in Waterville, the son of Norman B. and Geraldine F. (Douglas) Graham.

DAVID N. GRAHAMHe attended Waterville schools. Throughout his life, David was employed by various mills and factories. He also worked as a self-employed house painter. David’s real passion in life was fishing. Whenever he was able, he could be found fishing the lakes, rivers, and streams of Maine. Fishing was never better for David than when his sons, and later, his grandson, tagged along. He loved to show off his casting skills and knowledge of fishing tackle. He always had a fish story to tell.

David is survived by his wife of 26 years Linda (Dudley-McKechnie) Graham, of Sidney; two sons, Scott D. Graham and wife Beth and grandson, Jack, of Nova Scotia,  Canada, James D. Graham, of Augusta; brother, James A. Graham, of Sidney and Merritt Island, Florida; step-daughter, Leslie Tardiff and husband Derek and son Cooper; several cousins, and friends.

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


JEFFERSON––Gervaise “Gerv” D. Baston, 85, of Jefferson, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016, at St. Andrews Village in Boothbay Harbor. Gervaise was born June 10, 1930,  to Jervis and Muriel Colfer of Hallowell.

She attended Cony High School in Augusta, and worked for 37 years at Sylvania in Waldoboro. She married Bernard “Hap” Baston, Sr., in January of 1948. They built their home in Jefferson, where she used her carpentry skills, taught to her by her father, to do all of the woodwork. She was married to Hap for over 50 years before he passed away in April of 2000.

She spent a few winters in South Carolina after losing her husband, but the one place she always wanted to be was at her home in Jefferson where she had so many memories. She loved gardening and took great pride in her flowers and her home grown vegetables. She would spend hours in the garden pulling weeds and tending to her flowers. She enjoyed reading, making crafts, and watching the birds at her feeders.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband “Hap”; and two sisters, Mary Mitchell and Beryl Berry.

Gervaise is survived by two sons, Bernard E. Baston, Jr., and C. Michael Baston; six grandchildren, Amanda Baston, Melissa McConkey, Heidy Repiton, Chris Repiton, Isabelle Baston-Sansonetti, and Casey Smith; several great-grandchildren; and a sister Susan Zutell.

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WINSLOW––Joan B. Drake, 78, of Winslow, died on Friday, August 12, 2016, at MaineGeneral Hospital, in Augusta. Joan was born on February 16, 1938, in Thompsonville, Connecticut, the daughter of Thomas G. and Victoria E. (Skowrensky) Bodley.

She graduated from the American International College with a bachelor of art and was a church pianist and organist in Enfield, Connecticut, where she met and married Raymond H. Drake, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage.

After living in Enfield, Connecticut, for five years, they moved to Winslow. While raising a family, Joan also pursued teaching first grade students, and then took on the role of music and piano teacher for many years, as well as manager for their home business, Drake’s Sewing Machines.

She enjoyed her family, and loved gatherings with all her family and friends, reading, music, piano and organ playing, teaching music, and relaxing at their camp in Solan.

She was predeceased by her parents; and sister, Thomasine B. Connelly.

Joan is survived by her husband, Raymond Drake; daughter, Linda Campbell; son, Timothy Drake; daughter, Amy Winn; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous in-laws and relatives.

A memorial service will be held at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, 91 Marston Road, Oakland, on August 27, 2016, at 2 p.m., followed by a fellowship dinner.

Memorial donations may be made to the K.V.B.C. Music Program, c/o Kennebec Valley Baptist Church.


FAIRFIELD––Paul Allen Davidson, 54, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at his home in Fairfield. He was born on June 14, 1962, in Waterville, the son of William R. Davidson and Rowena G. (Quimby) Davidson.

He attended Messalonskee High School and was employed by Colonial Distributors, Harris Baking Company, and Pine State. He enjoyed four-wheeling and fishing.

He was predeceased by his grandparents.

Paul is survived by his father, William R. Davidson, of Winslow; mother, Rowena G. (Quimby) Davidson, of Fairfield; two sons, Keith and Derick Davidson, both of Waterville; granddaughter, Navaeh Fall, of  Phillips;  brother, Rick Davidson and wife Karol, of Fayette; two sisters, Lorrie Pelotte and husband Ken, of Fairfield, and Lynn Davidson, of Oakland; nieces, Amber Dow, Michelle Carr, Vikki Sergeant, Dawn Grimshaw, Jess Greenleaf, and Kate Davidson; Nephews, Kenneth Pelotte, Erik Davidson, and Max Davidson.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Tozier Cemetery, Green Road, Fairfield Center, with Alan Imes officiating.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Lorrie Pelotte, 262 Green Road, Fairfield ME 04937.


DORAN R. HALLETT, 79, of Jonesport, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Itasca, Illinois. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Stanley Hallett and wife Norma, of Windsor.

TREVISON C. HARDING JR., 43, of Oromocto, New Brunswick Canada, on Saturday, August 6, 2016, in Oromocto. He was a 1991 graduate of Lawrence High School, in Fairfield. Locally, he is survived by aunts Michelle Carter, of Winslow, and Debra Hebert, of Waterville.

DAKOTA R. SMITH, 28, of Taylorsville, North Carolina, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, in Taylorsville, North Carolina. Locally, he is survived by his mother, Raylene Blodgett, of Oakland; and brothers Levi Orff and wife Erica, of Fairfield, and Deric Smith, of Oakland.

RAE LIBBY HUTCHINSON, 88, of Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, following a 14-month period of declining health. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Gail Conley and husband Steve, of Whitefield.

ROLAND N. BERNIER, 85, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Tina M. Esterline and husband William, of Winslow.

GWENDOLYN S. CHASE, 97, of Skowhegan, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Allen and husband Jerome, of Winslow.

JAMES E. VERNEY, 68, of Sheepscot, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016, following a long battle with liver disease. Locally, he is survived by grandchildren, Brent Verney and partner Kristina and their daughter Willow, of Jefferson; Kelsey Verney and partner Justin, and their son Cooper, of South China.

MARION W. CAMMARO, 91, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Mt. Saint Joseph Nursing Facility, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Wilma Lombardi, of Winslow.

BERTRAND F. POULIN, 96, of Winthrop, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at his home. Locally, he is survived by daughters Dale Albert and husband Daniel, of Albion, and Gale Light and husband Mike, of Jefferson.

Obituaries, Week of August 18, 2016


JEFFERSON––Daniel S. Hlovac Sr., 57, of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the local veterans hospital following a long battle with cancer. He was born on March 8, 1959, in Ohio and raised there.

He was a man who enjoyed being outdoors doing many different activities such as hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a thoughtful man and he could always make a good joke.

He is survived by wife Marcia (Sinerius) Hlovac, of 27 years; daughter,, Rachel (Hlovac) Allen and husband Nathaniel, and their children Charlotte and Cole; son, Daniel S. Hlovac Jr. and wife Melissa (Harney) Hlovac; as well as several sisters; one brother; and many nieces and nephews.

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JEFFERSON––Clara Isabel Brown, 85, of Jefferson, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016. She was born in Somerville on April 17, 1931, the daughter of Robert and Flossie Jones.

Clara attended Somervillle schools.

Growing up, she had a pair of oxen and yarded wood with them.

Clara married Wendell E. Brown on April 27, 1949, and the couple made their home in Jefferson.

She worked at GTE Sylvania for 35 years.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; son, Lloyd; brothers, Carroll and Clarence Jones; and sisters, Celia Hayes and Christine Barnett.

Clara is survived by guardian, Sarah Jones, of Jefferson; daughter, Linda Brown, of Augusta; brother-in-law, Nelson Brown and wife Louise, of Jefferson; sister-in-law, Hilda Benner; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

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OAKLAND––Mildred (Millie) B. Worthley, 77, died on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Glenridge Nursing Home, Augusta, following a three-year battle with Alzheimers Disease. She was born in Waterville on April 11, 1939, the daughter of Emanuel and Geraldine (Fournier) Joler.

Mildred graduated from Willliams High School, in Oakland. She was first employed by Diamond Internation where she met her future husband, and after a few years went to work for Keyes Fibre and Chinet Company and worked for 39 years. She married Kendall Worthley Sr. who still lives in Oakland, in November, 1957, and would have celebrated their 59th anniversary this year.

Mildred was a hard worker her entire live and even after retirement in 2002, spent her time volunteering many hours at the Sandwich Program and Soup Kitchen, in Waterville. She was a long time member of the Winslow Baptist Church and was willing to help out with various projects at the church donating her time wherever possible.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother Wayne Joler and a sister Claudia Holl.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Kendall Worthley Sr., of Oakland; two sons, Peter Worthley and wife Nancy, of Vassalboro, David Worthley, of Oakland; daughter, Lisa Champion and husband Doug, of Bowling Green, Kentucky; stepson, Kendall Worthley Jr. and wife Barbara, of Oakland; two sisters, Cynthia Peavey and husband Gordon,l of Clinton and Florida, and Bonnie Joler, of Kennebunk and husband Larry St. Peter, of Fort Kent; three grandchildren, Clark N. Champion, Molly T. Worthley and Samuel B. Worthley; as well as several nieces and nephews; and step-grandchildren.

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Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Winslow Baptist Church.


OAKLAND––Nadine I. Johnston, 88, died Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Oak Grove Nursing Home, in Waterville. She was born in Oakland on February 18, 1928, the daughter of Roland and Viola (Ireland) Williams.

At a young age, Nadine was adopted and raised by her grandparents, Clydelia and Hosea Ireland.

Nadine graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland, class of 1946. Following graduation she went to work at Diamond Match and later for J.E. McCormack, in Waterville. When she finished at McCormack, she sold Tupperware from her home for many years.

Nadine was an active member of the Cascade Grange, played with the RB Hall Band for many years, and was a member of the Oakland United Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and participated in many sewing circle groups. She enjoyed attending the activities of her children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clinton Johnston.

Surviving are her sons, Garnett Johnston and wife Susan, of Windham, and Olan Johnston and wife Christine, of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren, Casey McCotter, Adam Johnston, Allison Johnston, Alex Johnston, Matthew Johnston, Nicholas Johnston, Ryder Johnston, Adler Johnston, Elijah Cormier, and Eleanor Johnston; great-granddaughter Lillian Johnston; sister Millideen King and husband Phil, of Oakland; three half-sisters, Maxine Johnson and husband Larry, of Norridgewock, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Williams Bechard and husband Emile, of Bar Harbor, and Linda Alderson, of Waterville.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33607.


BENTON––Stella Katherine (Zimba) Brown, 94, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at her home in Benton. Stella was born in Waterville on November 12, 1921, the daughter of Lawrence and Joanne Zimba.

She was raised in Oakland where she attended Milton Laforest Williams High School.

After graduating from high school Stella went on to work as a spinner at the Cascade Woolen Mill, in Oakland, for many years until retiring to be at home to care for the family.

Stella enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, knitting, and crocheting. Her true passion was spending time with family and friends. Many of the activities she enjoyed were passed onto family and friends. Her granddaughter, Amanda, cherished many of these activities, specifically being taught how to knit at the age of nine. Not only were Stella’s activities passed down but also her baked goods, as Amanda’s children referred to Stella as “The Cookie Queen.”

Stella was predeceased by her husband Arthur; her parents; five brothers, two sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her son Arthur (Chip) Brown Jr. and his wife Sandy; many nieces and nephews.

Stella is also survived by Sandy’s sister Cheryl Van Wagner and her daughter Amanda McCaslin. Cheryl spent a lot of time with Stella, going shopping, out to dinner, and when they did not go out, Cheryl would bring meals to Stella and visit for hours.

Memorial donations may be made to The Waterville Area Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901. Stella donated many hats, gloves, mittens and scarfs to Central Maine Power’s mitten drive, the Waterville Area Humane Society, and the Salvation Army.


PALERMO- David Victor Shorey Sr., 69,  passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at his home following a long illness. David was born in Palermo on February 12, 1947, the son of the late George F. Shorey and Josephine ( Grant) Shorey.

David married Dorothy-Ann Shannon-Shorey on September 24, 1994, in Waterville. David was a kind, gentle loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.DAVID V. SHOREY, SR

David attended Palermo Consolidated Elementary School. He played on the Palermo Pirates little league baseball team as a first baseman. David also attended Erskine Academy, in South China, and went on to graduate from Husson College, in Bangor,  with a bachelor’s degree in business

He lived most of his life in Palermo, but lived in Oakland for several years.

Earlier jobs prior to Camp Keyes included Bangor Savings Bank for three years, Walter Banton Lumber Mill for Harry Fridman, Bates Manufacturing, Laverdiere’s Drug Stores,  as assistant manager, he worked for a chicken/egg farmer thorugh high school; David also picked strawberries, raked blue berries, and raked bailed hay.

He was employed at the Maine Army National Guard Headquarters at Camp Keyes for 26 years, and served in the National Guard for 29 years. David worked in finance as a payroll disbursement specialist, and then in the computer department working with classified computer communications, responsible for receiving and sending highly classified information. David received numerous awards; Certificate of Achievements, Outstanding Performance, Certificate of Appreciation of Armed Forces Carrier, Commendation for 20 years of service, and a Certificate Appreciation Award for service during the Ice Storm of 1998.

David was a member of the American Legion, Malcolm Glidden Post #163, in Palermo, holding position of commander twice. This unit is very involved in community and active in Palermo Days.

He was a member of the Branch Mills Grange, where he joined at 14 attaining seven degrees. He held offices of past master twice, gate keeper and overseer, steward and assistant steward. David also was a member of Pomona and held offices there as well. David attended many annual conventions all over the US.

David attended the Palermo Christian Church until his illness prevented him from attending.

He was predeceased by a daughter Sandra Jean Pare; his sister Carol Adams; and his parents.

David is survived by his wife, Dorothy-Ann Shannon-Shorey ( Dottie); his stepchildren who he considered his own, Roger Gamblin and grandchildren Tyler and Caitlin, of Limington, Catherine Gamblin, of Fairfield, Elizabeth Stanley and her husband Rodney and grandson Garrett, of Standish; his son David Shorey Jr. and wife Ruby and grandchildren, Alana, Wade and Dominic, of Dery, New Hampshire; daughter Jennifer Collins and husband Charles, of West Gardiner; grandchildren, Josh Pare, of Vassalboro, Cassidy Smith, of Vassalboro; great-grandchildren Rachael and Chelsea, of Vassalboro; sister Jane Hamiliton, of Augusta; nephew Shawn Hamilton, of San Tan Valley, Arizona; niece Shannon Hamilton, of Augusta; two great-nephews, Kyle and Dylan; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jack and Beverly Shannon, of Westfield.

Donations may be made to Elizabeth Gamblin, P.O. Box 389, Standish, ME 04084, in care of Dorothy Shannon-Shorey, to help defray funeral expenses.

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CHINA – Alan Stuart Bailey, 69, of China, passed away on Sunday morning, August 14, 2016.  He was the son of Donald and Florence Bailey of Johnston, Rhode Island, and resided there until 1976.

In 1976, he met and married his “sweet Caroline,” formerly Caroline Scheel, and together they started their life in Jamestown, Rhode Island, where they raised their three children, Lisa, Susan and James.

Alan started in the printing industry right after high school and sometimes worked 60 hours per week, perfecting his trade as a lithographer. Because of the quality of his work and dedication to perfection, Alan became known as “Ace Bailey” through the trade and his talent was often requested by the most demanding national publications.

In 1982, he took his wife and children on their first adventure to Maine. They fell in love with Maine and summered there every year; they bought their first camp there in 2000. When Alan and his wife both retired in 2006, they moved permanently to a little four-season cottage on China Lake.

He is survived by his wife Caroline; his children, Lisa King and her husband Boyd, Susan Bailey, James Bailey and his wife Rachel; his grandchildren, Michael, Kristy, and Stephanie; and his brother Kenneth Bailey, his sister Linda Bailey, and his very special brother Steven Bailey.

Memorial donations may be made to the China Baptist Church, P.O. Box 6095, China Village ME 04926, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria VA 22312.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Rte. 32, Windsor, ME.  Condolences, photos and stories may be shared at


WILLIAM J. SHIBLEY, 73, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a son, Christopher Shibley and partner Jessica Heath, of Albion. William ejoyed spending time at his cottage on Unity Pond.

DONALD J. EMMERT, 57, of Burnham, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, in EAgle River, Alaska. Locally, he is survived by step-daughter Faye Wheeler-Dodge and husband Larry, of Unity.

SR. NORMANDE FORTIN, formerly known as Sister Leona, 86, of Biddeford, on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at St. Joseph Convent, in Biddeford. Locally, she is survived by three brothers, Robert Fortin and George Fortin, both of Winslow.

DOROTHY L. ADAMS, 86, of Skowhegan, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home, in Skowhegan. Locally, she is survived by children Brenda Turner and husband Frank, of Fairfield, and Barry Adams, of Solon.

FREDERICK F. WHITE, 73, of Clinton, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Bettina Cota, of China.


CAROL ANN (YORK) FORTIER, 78, of Auburn, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016. Carol graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1956, where she was a cheerleader, and participated on the debate and drama teams. She also attended Colby College, in Waterville, where she was chosen as homecoming queen, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in English Literature in 1960. Locally, she is survived by a brother Tom York and wife June, of Waterville, and sister Connie Huard and husband Randy, of Winslow.

Obituaries, Week of August 11, 2016


WINDSOR––SSgt. Linwood A. Grotton (Retired), born February 4, 1947, died at his home on Thursday, July 28, 2016, following a long illness.

Linwood “Woody” was a member of the United States Army for 21 years, serving during the times of Panama, Grenada and Vietnam and served one tour of duty in Korea. Linwood served four tours in Germany with his family and spent most of his military career in aviation and retired as a quality assurance/safety engineer and teacher for incoming aviation soldiers. He said upon discussing his time in the Army that he lived the longest camping trip of his life. Upon his retirement from the military he worked three years for Lockheed-Martin where he worked on aircraft across the country.

Linwood, with his wife Darlene, loved Munich, Germany, a favorite of theirs though they traveled extensively across both Europe and the United States with their daughters. Linwood was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman who loved taking his family camping. He was a protector, hero, and great father to his daughters and his marriage to Darlene was nothing less than adventurous. Through all life’s foibles and health concerns, Linwood lived each day to its fullest.

Linwood was a man who believed in family and shared this strong belief with his children and grandchildren. He loved history and learning about his ancestry. He was a man to be reckoned with, but a man whose heart far outweighed his gruff exterior. He was honest, honorable and real. He cared for those he loved with an unwavering loyalty.
He was predeceased by his mother, Alfreda (Young) Grotton and father, Leroy Henry Grotton; and brother Theodore Grotton.

Linwood is survived by his wife of 49 years, Darlene L. (Laukka) Grotton; five daughters, Tammy Anderson and husband, Erik, Lauri Alejandro, Heidi Grotton, Wendy Zwecker and husband Sam, and Billie Jean Niederowski and husband Mike; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Naomi Wilson and fiancé Joe, of Warren; brother Gregory Grotton and wife Joyce, of Union; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Please make memorial donations to: The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675.


WHITEFIELD––Donald A. Peaslee Jr., passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Donald was born in Union on July 25, 1944.
In the summer of 1959 he met Barbara Jean Hall at a Knights of Columbus Hall dance. September 7, 1963, Donald and Barbara were married, lived in Whitefield and raised three children.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; daughter Tammy Peaslee, two sons, Scott Peaslee and wife Paula, Steve Peaslee and wife Bobbi-Jo; sister Vivian Gale; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three nieces and two nephews.


ALBION – Reginald W. Grenier Sr., 77, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016, at Maine General Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born June 1, 1939, in Waterville, the son of Leo Edmond and Lucille Grace (Gullifer) Grenier.page4pict1

He was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Waterville Senior High School in 1957, then continued his education at MVTI, graduating in 1960 earning an A.S. in electronics. On July 25, 1959, he married Pauline McCoy at Sacred Heart Church, in Waterville. He was a self-employed businessman for 22 years and owned and operated Grenier’s TV Repair. He enjoyed NASCAR racing, photography, was a watch collector, and loved to travel, and especially enjoyed riding trains and collected model trains as a hobby.

Reginald is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pauline (McCoy) Grenier, of Albion; daughter, Robbin Henderson and husband Franklin, of South Berwick; three sons, Reginald Grenier, Jr and wife Wanda, of Waterville, Stephen Grenier and wife Brandi, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Michael Grenier, of Fairfield; brother, Eddie Grenier, of Winslow; sister, Diane Grenier, of Winslow; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, Attn: Memorials, PO Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.


WINSLOW––Audrey I. (Witham) Tyler, passed away following a long battle with cardiac disease, on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Audrey was born on February 13, 1924, in Benton, to Elmer and Eliza (Shores) Witham.

She was the wife of Ervin H. Tyler and they shared 75 years together. Audrey lived in Freedom, and has resided in Winslow since 2002.
Audrey was a gentle, loving woman who always had a smile, and her twinkling brown eyes danced with excitement as she greeted everyone who touched her life.

As a child Audrey loved to slide, play in the brook building rafts, going to the movies with her father and cooking with her mother. She also enjoyed going to the coast with the family and going to local fairs. She loved sliding with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as playing basketball and cross country skiing, with she learned at age 70. In her later years, she enjoyed doing word search puzzles, playing beano, going for rides and meeting friends.

Audrey was a member of the Benton Falls Congregational Church, was a member of the Ladies Aide and cooked and worked on church suppers for years. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and was so excited to see them win the World Series three times. She attended the University of Maine’s women’s basketball games for years, even at the age of 85.

Audrey worked at the Winslow Poultry Plant for 29 years. She went there the day it opened and left the day it closed. She was a union representative and was well like and respected. She worked at the Mid_Maine Medical Center in the housekeeping department for 11 years and wa loved by staff and patients alike. She was made an honorary substance abuse counselor in recognition of the distinguished service, loving care and listening ear she gave to patients. They couldn’t say enough about the positive influence she was in their lives. Audrey was identified on several occasions as being an outstanding employee who committed a great deal to Mid-Maine’s caring environment. She was cited five times for giving extra care and kindness. Everyone who knew her loved her because they realized how much she cared for them.

Audrey took the initiative to do things on her own without being told, she was a very perceptive person, no wonder so many people looked up to her. One of her evaluators wrote, “she is very co-operative and understanding in all areas. She worked on detox, sixth hall. It isn’t an easy floor to work on, it takes a special understanding person to handle sixth hall and she is surely that type of person, a very polite, understanding and easy going person.”

Audrey was predeceased by her parents, Elmer (Joe) and Eliza Witham; her daughter, Nancy Tyler McCutcheon; sisters, Barbara Martin, Pauline Bessey; brother Irving Witham; sister-in-law, Maxine Gurney and husband Edmond; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband of 75 years, Ervin H. Tyler; she leaves one daughter, Bonnie R. Tyler; grandsons, Mark McCutcheon and wife Laurie, and Michael McCutcheon and wife Deanna; three great-grandchildren, Justin McCutcheon and wife, Sara, Kristi Francey and husband, Dana, and Ian McCutcheon; one great-great-grandchild, Madeline Francey; a son-in-law, Harold McCutcheon and friend, Sharon Lamb; niece and her family, Pamela Wallace and husband, Bob, Liza Wallace and Devon Wallace; nephews, Lawrence Lee and wife, Doreen, Dennis Witham and wife, Laura; and friend Alice Alexander.

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Memorial contributions may be made to: The Benton Falls Congregational Church, c/o Dawnella Sheehan, 274 Bellsqueeze Road, Benton ME 04901.


JOSEPH M. LACHANCE, 84, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at The Pavilion of Brightmore, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Florian (Babe) Lachance, of Winslow.

DAVID L. GRUHN, 56, of Bristol, Connecticut, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, from complications of pneumonia. Locally, he is survived by siblings, Mary Bixby and husband Joseph, of Oakland, Frank Gruhn, of Fairfield, Robert Westman and wife Bobbi-Jo, of Oakland, and Patricia Hagerty and husband Patrick, of Clinton; nephew Christopher Gruhn, of Fairfield, neice Emily Hagerty, of Clinton, and step-nephews, Dorian and Zachary French, of Fairfield.

SHIRLEY J. O’NEAL CARON, 58, of Orange Park, Florida, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, following a long battle with cancer. Locally, she is survived by her father Wayman O’Neal and stepmother Lena, of Benton; siblings, Jerry O’Neal, of Benton, Betsy Lindell and son Ryan, of Waterville, Linda Hebert and companion Allen, of Fairfield.

DAVID L. HARRIS, 82, of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Locally, he is survived by his wife Doris, of Waterville. daughters Deanna Bennett and partner Pete Tait, of Winslow, Dawn Starkey and husband George, of Benton, and Donna Sevey and husband James, of Waterville.

JOAN GIFFORD, 75, of Waterville, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016, at her residence. Locally, she is survived by a brother, Ronney Perreault and wife Rose, of Waterville.

Obituaries, Week of August 4, 2016


WHITEFIELD––Florence Irene Dowling, 83, wife of the late James Dowling, both of Whitefield, passed away Monday, July 18, 2016  at MaineGeneral in Augusta. She was born in Alna on October 29, 1932, and attended a one-room school house in Edgecomb where she lived for all of her younger years.

She married Millard Spinney and they had one child. She then met her husband James Dowling in Wiscasset where they married and lived for several years before moving to Whitefield where they settled and raised their very large, somewhat crazy, family. They were married for 56 years or as she would say forever.

Florence, or Flossy as many called her, was a beautiful artist, a woman who loved making stuffed bears and dolls of all sorts. She enjoyed giving them to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In her early years she loved playing her guitar and singing, mostly classic older country, she loved shooting her gun, she was often called Annie Oakley, as she never missed her mark. In her younger years she was an avid horseback rider, generally riding with her late husband on trails or just through the woods. She loved to read and was a great cook. Her favorite times were spent with family.

Florence was predeceased by mother, Adela James; father, Lloyd James; husband, James Dowling; uncle, Joseph Hogan and wife Marjorie.

She is survived by sons, Millard Spinney and wife Jeanne, of Alaska, James Dowling Jr. and wife Cathy, of Dresden, and Jonathan Dowling, of Whitefield; daughters, Lori Allen and husband Jon, of Whitefield, Pamela Perry and husband Burt, of Whitefield, and Paula Engstrom and husband Kraig, of Whitefield; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Bougie and husband Joseph, of Sanford.

Donations in her memory may be made to MaineGeneral Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care (HACCC), 361 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta ME 04330.


WINSLOW––Louis H. Goodwin, 100, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016, at his home in Winslow. Louis was born in Rumford to Frank and Mary (Therault) Goodwin on June 15, 1916.

His family moved to Madison when he was a child, where he attended local schools and graduated from Madison High School in 1936. On August 12, 1939, he married Rachael Mathieu.

His first job was as a milk deliveryman, followed by working at the Madison woolen mill for ten years. He later worked hand-sewing shoes at Skowhegan Shoe for 22 years, and finally worked as a custodian and bus driver for M.S.A.D. 59, Madison, for 15 years until his retirement at age 70 in 1986.

Despite working very hard to support his family, Louis always made time to spend with them. For example, after working all day, he would take his oldest son on a bicycle to go fishing.

He loved baseball, especially watching the Red Sox play. He also loved taking long walks, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and going to play bingo with his wife and friends.

For all of the things he did throughout his life, he will be best remembered as a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather.

Louis was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, and a sister.

He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Rachael; two sons, Peter Goodwin and wife Adeline, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Paul Goodwin and wife Jennifer, of Madison; eight grandchildren, Michelle Goodwin, Mark Goodwin, Anita Krazenski, Danny Goodwin, Christina Sylvestre, Erica Violette, Ryan Goodwin and Adam; special niece Patricia Tobey and husband Harry, as well as several other nieces and nephews.

He will be dearly missed by all who had the privilege to know and love him.


OAKLAND––Leon Omer Richard passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his home. Born on July 11, 1932, in Vassalboro, he was the son of Hubert and Paula (Picard) Richard.

He was drafted by the United States Army, and proudly served his country during the Korean War. Upon returning from Korea, he married Beverly Jean (Pare), on February 12, 1955. Leon and Beverly resided in Vassalboro, where they raised their six children. A member of the plumber’s union, Leon was a hardworking, skilled master plumber who worked on many large building projects in the area. He would later be employed by the Maine Central Railroad, where he worked for 18 years, retiring in 1997.

Leon was a remarkable man who took great pride in his role as a devoted husband, father, grandfather “pup” and great-grandfather. He loved his wife, six children, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, wholeheartedly and unconditionally. He could often be heard saying, “I love you,” to each of them, and he gave the gift of many hugs. He was so very proud of his family, and he loved to be surrounded by them, whenever he could be.

Next to his family, Leon’s other joy was staying active, which he did, up until the last week of his life. He enjoyed several daily walks around the cul-de-sac, and always took the time to stop to talk to the neighbors, and enjoy the birds and other wildlife around him. On any given day, you might also see him whirling around on his mini golf cart that he referred to as “Fred’s Green Machine.”

An incredibly humble man, he was self-sacrificing, strong and soft-hearted; and he will forever be admired and cherished. He will be sorely missed, but his infinite love and his legacy will live on through his loving family.

He was predeceased by his parents (Hubert and Paula Richard), sister Yvette Goodrich, and brother Daniel Richard.

He is survived by his wife Beverly of 61 years; his six children, Pamela Jacques and husband Joe, of Fairfield, Ammie Breton and husband Alan, of Oakland, Tammie Richard and companion Tim Warren, of Smithfield, Leon Richard and wife Liezl, of Nikiski, Alaska, Carla Caron and husband Keith, of Winslow, and Gene Richard and wife Alicia, of Rome; grandchildren, Brian, Kelly, Jeffery, Jessica, Ashley, Casey, Derek, Justin, Jacey and Louise; great-grandchildren, Brian Allen, Anthony, and Bailey; sister, Emily Loiselle and husband Leo, of Fort Meyers, Florida; and sister-in-law Maureen Richard, of Camden.

An on-line guestbook may be signed and memories shared at:

Memorial donation may be made to The Travis Mills Foundation, 89 Water Street, Hallowell ME 04347, or


WINSLOW––Rosalie Palow, 80, of Winslow, died on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. She was born on April 14, 1936, and was the daughter of Bernard and Yvonne (Boivin) Poulin.

She grew up in Vassalboro and attended l local schools. She would go to work at the chicken plant until it closed and then worked in the K-Mart restaurant until it closed–she then retired. Rosalie enjoyed helping others. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow.

She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers-in-law Arthur Dutil and Harley Mairs and her nephew Michael Mairs.

Rosalie is survived by sister Bernadine Dutil, of Vassalboro; brother Bernard Poulin, of Waterville; five nieces; three nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.

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WATERVILLE – Michelle “Shelly” A. LeBrun, 46, passed away unexpectedly  on Thursd­ay, July 21, 2016. She was born September 18, 1969, in Waterville, the daughter of Charles P. LeBrun and Priscilla J. (Shorey) Abbott.MICHELLE A. LeBRUN

Shelly will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She had a heart of gold and would help anyone who needed it.

She is survived by her three children, Maggie, Nicholas and Sarah; grandchildren, Alianah and Lydia; mother, Priscilla Abbott and step-father, Dale; sister, Leah Norton and husband Chuck, their children, Megan and Adam; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Charles LeBrun.

Memorial donations may be made to  Shelly’s memorial fund, c/o Priscilla Abbott, 906 Abbott Road, Winslow, ME 04901.

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


PALERMO – Ronald “Ronnie” Howard Sherman, 74, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at home. He was born October 30, 1941, in Waterville, the son of Howard Wales and Virgeline Lucille Sherman.



Ronnie loved all things hunting and fishing. He instilled a love for both in his son and his grandchildren. Visiting the deer farm, helping his son, Kirk, with the chores, and feeding the deer apples, were among his favorite things. He coached Little League and softball when his children were young. He was very proud of his family and always did what he could to help his children.

He was a volunteer firefighter with the North Vassalboro Fire Department and worked for Cianbro Corp., of Pittsfield,  at a young age. He retired from Huhtamaki after 33 years as a south end panel operator with Union Local #449. That is where he met his lifelong friend, Leo Beaulieu. They spent many hours together fishing, hunting, and four wheeling.

Ronnie is survived by two daughters, Kim Young and husband Jeff, of Albion, Karen Parisien and fiancé Joseph “J.B.” Lewis, of China; one son, Kirk Sherman and wife Judy, of China; grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Amy, Jesse, Kayla, Corbin, Brianna, Josh, Brittany, Harvey, Kiki, and Kali; great grandchildren, Katie, Lucas, Sawyer, Parker, Madyson, Zayne, and Colt; sister, Cynthia French of China; niece, Keeley French; nephew, Herbert French; great niece, Breama French.

He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Virgeline Sherman; and wife Jane Sherman. They were married for 52 years and life wasn’t the same for him after she passed on December 27, 2014. They are together again.

Their wishes were to be buried together. A graveside service for both Jane and Ronnie will be held Saturday, August 6, at 1 p.m., at the Village Cemetery, in Vassalboro, with Dennis Keller, family friend, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family wishing, may make donations in memory of Ronald, Jane, and their beloved cats, Smokey and Tiger to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Connor Animal Shelter, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.


WATERVILLE – Edith Marie Greene, 90, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta . She was born March 27, 1926, in Waterville, the daughter of Axel H. And Alice M. (Johansson) Frodahl.

She was employed for many years by Diamond International, in Oakland. She was a member of Assemblies of God Church and taught Sunday school. Edith enjoyed cooking and baking. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she was always ready for a game with the kids or a cup of coffee and a kind word for all. Her kind heart filled our lives with joy and laughter.

Edith is survived by husband Edward O. Greene, two daughters, Nancy Waraskevich and husband Tony, of Waterville, Heidi Montuori and husband John II, of New Jersey; daughter-in-law, Beverly Greene, of Winthrop; five grandsons, Joey Waraskevich, of Oakland, Jared Waraskevich, of Waterville, John Montuori III, of New Jersey, Jason Greene and wife Rebecca, of Lisbon, Casey Greene, of Winthrop; granddaughter, Amanda Montuori, of New Jersey; great-granddaughters, Riley and Harper Waraskevich, of Oakland, Eleanor Greene, of Lisbon, and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Wayne Greene; two sisters, Elsie Sprague, Eva Frodahl; and brother, John Frodahl.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901; by phone: 1-844-336-3684; or online at

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


LOUIS P. BELANGER, 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a son, Dennis Belanger and wife Linda, of Oakland, and daughter Judy Richards and husband Karl, of Whitefield.

ESTHER F. DAWSON, 82, of Waldoboro, passed awayt on Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Knox Center. Locally, she is survived by her granddaugbhter, Kasey Blood, and great-grandson, Mason Blood, both of Whitefield

LORRAINE R. SIROIS, 86, of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Woodlands Assisted Living Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Linda Bouchard and husband Leo, of Oakland, and son James Sirois and wife Cassey, of Winslow.

RUTH P. RICKER, 89, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a brother Arlie Philbrick, of Oakland, a sister Ethel Bates, of Waterville.

KEITH V. FRENCH, 52, of Shenandoah, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016, following a battle with cancer. Keith grew up in Weeks Mills. He worked in the woods, then continued a family tradition by becoming an over-the-road trucker. Locally, he is survived by his parents, Vivan A. and Vernie E. French, of Weeks Mills.

Obituaries, Week of July 28, 2016


OAKLAND––Charlene Eva Scott Mathieu, 86, of Hobe Sound, Florida, and Oakland, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016. Charlene was born in Wytopitlock on January 11, 1930, the daughter of Walter and Eva Scott.

She graduated from Clinton High School in 1948, and the Sisters School of nursing in 1951. She spent the next 37 years working in her chosen profession before retiring in 1988.

In 1951 she married,Roger Mathieu. Charlene and Roger were married for 57 years until his passing in 2008. Their married life was filled with many happy years, sharing their love of dancing, skiing, travel, playing cards and socializing with friends and family. After retirement they greatly enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers in Maine.

Charlene was a very loving and caring person, and was always there to help family and friends. She was a great storyteller, had a wonderful sense of humor, a hearty and infectious laugh, and always had a twinkle in her eye. She was zestful, enjoyed life, and was delightful to be around.

She was predeceased by her nephew, Kevin Scott.

Charlene is survived by her brothers Earl Scott and Walter Scott; brother-in-law Armand Mathieu and wife Bonnie; nieces, Becky Klaiber, Debbie Jensen, Melisa Silva, Lisa Scott, Julie Mathieu, Linda Nelson, and Rose Lovecchio; and her nephews, Bruce Mast and Michael Mathieu.

Memorial services will be held on August 8 at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Church on Silver Street in Waterville, followed by a burial at St. Francis Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held afterwards at the Mathieu residence on Messalonskee Lake in Oakland.


JEFFERSON––Kathleen “Kathy” Waltz, 77, of Jefferson, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, following a lengthy illness. The youngest of eight children, Kathy was born on September 25, 1938, in Jefferson, a daughter of Lydia Sprague and Albert Weaver.

She attended local schools and proudly earned her GED later in life.

Her hobbies and interests were many. She enjoyed collecting knick-knacks, crafting, decorating for the holidays, baking and coffee and conversations with friends and relatives. The pure enjoyment of eating her minced deer meat pie and fudge will be longed for by many.

Kathy especially delighted in spending time with friends and family. She enjoyed traveling to Maui, playing cribbage and other card games, and numerous long chats with her close friend, Donna Williams. Kathy had an open and welcoming door to all, but an even larger open and welcoming heart to so many.

She was predeceased by siblings, Dot Gautreau, Maxine McKay, Esther Cheney, Ruth Peaslee, Bernice Morais, and Donald Weaver.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Frank Waltz Sr.; sons, Arthur, Frank Jr., Ira, Dana and Harlow; grandchildren, Shawna, Breanna, Frank III, Nancy, Donald, Dana Jr., Alexis, Elliott, Ruth Anne, and Harlow Jr.; and two great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirley Peaslee.

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JEFFERSON––Timothy “Tim” E. Quirion, 61, of Jefferson, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016, following a 15-year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease and MS. Tim was born in Augusta on January 25, 1955, the son of Romeo O. and Vivian May (York) Quirion.

Tim grew up in Augusta and attended local schools. After school Tim went to work for a family-owned taxi company, Romeo’s Taxi. Tim went on to open his own automotive business at his home in Jefferson for many years. Tim also worked as a security officer of which he was very proud.

Tim was predeceased by his parents, Romeo and Vivian Quirion; and siblings, Bruce, Shelia, Badelia, and Daniel Quirion.

He is survived by his significant other of 43 years, Diana Hinckley, of Jefferson; son Timothy Hinckley and wife Kala, of Augusta; daughters, Angel Labelle and husband James, of Washington, and Tammy Brann and husband Wayne, of Jefferson; granddaughters, Kaitlyn Kelley, Nicole Hinckley, Ashley Conklin, Melissa Brann, Miranda Brann, Danielle Brann, Amanda Brann, and Melaney Labellle; grandsons, Timothy Hinckley Jr., Camron Hinckley, and Alexander Labelle; and great-grandchildren, Kaiden Knox, Isaac and Noah Kelley, Hunter Knox, and Leland Brann; siblings, Brenda Bartlett, of Windham, Janice Quirion, of Waterville, and Linda Banks, of South Carolina.


FAIRFIELD – Sandra L. Hann, 60, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home in Fair­field. She was born Novem­ber 23, 1955 in Water­ville.



She attended Waterville area schools and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1974. On June 16, 2001, she married Danny Hann at the Shawmut Chapel. Sandra was employed as a scheduler and medical technician at Mount St. Joseph’s, in Waterville.

Sandra was a member of the Shawmut Chapel, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sewing, but most of all spending time with her family and husband.

She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Danny J. Hann Sr., of Fairfield; two daughters, Angelina Chapman and significant other Arturo, of Summerfield, Florida, Michelle McAlpine, of Fairfield; son Heith Hann, of Fairfield; three step-daughters, Dawn Hann and Jennifer Hann, of China, Jennifer Hann Welch and husband Alfred, of St Albans, Tia Hann and significant other Marc Bolduc, of Fairfield; two step-sons, Danny Hann and significant other Cheryl Palmer, of Sidney, Michael Hann and fiancée Sherrie Tucker, of Waterville; three sisters, Cheryl Yale and husband Paul, of Parkman, Wanda Eldridge and significant other Doug Hawk, of New Smyrna, Florida, Linda Richards, of Vassalboro; brother Don Goodale and wife Betty, of East Benton; mother-in-law, Barbara Cook, of Waterville; 26 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; three step-sisters; one step-brother.

She was predeceased by her mother, Mavice B. King; foster parents, Lindley and Celia Littlefield; and brother, Billy Goodale.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Health Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04901.

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


CHARLES B. ANDREWS, 59, of Augusta, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016, at Gray Birch Nursing Home, in Augusta, due to complications from diabetes. Locally, she is survived a a niece, Kristen Andrews, of Jefferson.

WALTER W. HILTON, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 20, 2016. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Heidi Clark and husband Jigger, of Jefferson; and brother Michael McLoon and wife Peggy, of Jefferson.

DAVID A. OBER, 80, of Savannah, Georgia, died on Friday, June 24, 2016, in Savannah, Georgia. Locally, he is survived by granddaughter Kaitlin Cosgrove and great-granddaughter Makenzie Cummings, both of Whitefield.

BARBARA L. YORK, 53, of Waterville passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Locally, she is survived by her daughter, Tisha York and partner Jacob Oyler, of South China; and sister Cathy M. Nguyen, of Winslow.

LENORE V. GALLAGHER, 95, of Augusta, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at her daughter’s home. Locally, she is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Mainville, of Coopers Mills, sons David Gallagher, of Whitefield, and Earl Gallagher and wife Debbie, of Somerville.

RAYMOND A. RAWLEY, 84, of Rockport, passed away at the Sussman House on the Pen Bay Campus, in Rockport, on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Locally, he is survived by a son, Timothy Rawley and wife Lynn, of Washington; granddaughter Amy Rife and husband James, of Jefferson; and sister Dot Means and husband Charlie, of Winslow.

JEANNETTE BEAUDOIN, 97, of Augusta, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center at Glenridge, following an extended illness. Locally, she is survived by a step-daughter Lucille Suitter, of Palermo.

ROBERT L. BOWMAN, 80, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Cindy Beach and husband Howard, of Vassalboro; and a sister, Donna Bowman, of Fairfield.

EDWIN R. LIBBY JR., 73, of Wiscasset, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at a Portland hospital following a period of ill health. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Jaye Libby and husband Bill Staples, of Waterville.

LORRAINE R. SIROIS, 86, of Waterville, died on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Woodlands Assisted Living Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by her children, James R. Sirois, of Sidney, Linda Bouchard and husband Leo, of Oakland, Stephanie Reardon and husband Korey, of Benton, Danielle Buebank and husband Dan, of Belgrade, and James Sirois and wife Cassey, of Winslow.

Obituaries, Week of July 21, 2016


OAKLAND––A life-long resident of Oakland, Gerald T. Treadwell, 66, died on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, from the cumulative effects of a stroke. That stroke hit on Memorial Day, 2008. Gerald held on at home for five years, before relocating to Woodlawn Rehab & Nursing, in Skowhegan––the location of his death. Gerald was born on May 5, 1950, in Waterville. He was the younger of two sons born to Trueman B. and Lois M. (Day) Treadwell.

He attended Oakland schools.

Gerald enjoyed following sports until his final years. While he cheered for the Bruins and Celtics, his other pro favorites were the New York Giants and Yankees. He was able to attend several pro baseball games. His longest faithful attendance, however, was at countless Colby College sporting events, where he could be seen at almost all home games and meets for all sports. Some coaches and players recognized that loyalty with souvenir presentations.

He also loved visiting Acadia National Park, and took many hikes on, up, and down its trails with his brother or friends.

Gerald was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his brother, Robert (“R.D.”) and cousins.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 0497i6.

Memorial donations may be made to: Friends of Acadia, PO Box 45, Bar Harbor ME 04609 or,


OAKLAND––On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Lawrence B. Wiles, 76, of Oakland passed away after battling leukemia for two years. Larry was born to Roland and Della (Perkins) Wiles on November 30, 1939, in Hartland.

Due to the passing of his mother shortly after his birth, he was raised by his grandparents, Bert and Gertrude Wiles in Palmyra and Vassalboro.

He graduated from Erskine Academy in 1957.

He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Judith Ann (Mitchell) Wiles; five children, Suzanne E. (Wiles) Vanley and husband Brian, of San Antonio, Texas, Roderick L. Wiles and wife Lori, of Skowhegan, Martin W. Wiles and wife Linda, of Manchester, Jeffrey W. Wiles and wife Sandi, of Mt. Vernon, and Talitha L. Wiles, of Oakland; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two half-siblings, Roger Wiles and Linda Wiles; a stepsister, Cora Boyett; and his mother-in-law, Kathleen Mitchell, of Bangor.

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FAIRFIELD––Mary Winniebell McCormick, 100, passed away Friday, July 8, 2016. Winnie, as she was known, was born May 27, 1916, to Harold and Nacie (Charity) Bealieu in Waterville.

She attended Fairfield schools and later worked at the woolen mill.

She married Irwin Harold Bristol and had one son, Chester “Kenny” Allan Bristol, born August 1, 1952. Together Mary and Irwin owned the Harley/Indian motorcycle dealership and the Bristol Hilltop Cabins and Restaurant in Moscow. Irwin passed away in 1966. Mary then replaced her late husband as the postmaster in Moscow until the office was closed. Mary later married Hugh “Mac” McCormick. They enjoyed traveling, camping, and fishing together.

Mary was always proud of her flower gardens and her knitting. She loved spending time with all of her family and taking her annual motorcycle ride with her son every summer.

Mary was predeceased by both of her parents Nacie and Harold Bealieu.

Mary is survived by her son Chester “Kenny” Bristol and his wife Susan Newton and his previous wives Rita Meyer and Vicky Perrone; her god-daughter Ann Hood; four grandchildren, Michael Fortier, Tanya Fortier, Terrie Brawner, and Shawn Gagnon; 14 great-grandchildren, Ariel Carron, Ashley Jacobson, Justin Fortier, Matthew Fortier, Natashia Bauer, Johnathan Bauer, Catarina Manasco, Damien Manasco, Gabrielle Manasco, Antonio Manasco, Veronica Manasco, Cody Lewis, Allen Gagnon, and Gabriel Gagnon; and one great-great-grandchild, Faith Manasco.


ALBION––Virginia Rideout Sylvester. 90. passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, following a long illness. Affectionately known as Jinny, she was born on August 1, 1925, daughter of Vinal and Susie (Hussey) Rideout.

Jinny attended Albion schools, graduating from Besse High School in 1943. After high school she attended Gates Business College, in Augusta, and then worked for the state of Maine until her marriage to Ted Carver in 1945.Jinny and Ted raised their children, Larry, Pat, Terri, and Sue in Albion until Ted’s death in 1963.

Jinny married Bob Sylvester in November 1965. Bob and Jinny lived and enjoyed their life in Albion for 50 years. Jinny served as town clerk in Albion in the 1960s. She then worked for Dr. Craine in Albion and left to work for Dr. Diehl and Dr. Pratt, in Waterville, until her retirement in the 1980s.

Jinny loved music, playing piano and singing all her life. She sang in the church choir at Fairfield’s United Methodist Church for many years. Jenny also enjoyed ceramics, embroidery, crocheting, and was a wonderful cook. She was active in the Albion PTA, firemen’s auxiliary, and the Albion Library.

Jinny was predeceased by her parents and son Larry.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bob Sylvester; daughters, Patsy Carver Knight and husband Roger, of Mt. Vernon, Terri Sue Carver Fluhart and husband Greg, of Harkers Island, North Carolina; daughter-in-law, Lucy Carver, of Tennessee; brother Norman Rideout, of Albion; and sister Elaine Haley, of Saco.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

Memorial donation may be made to: MaineGeneral Hospice, 10 Water Street, Suite 307, Waterville ME 04901.


CHAD E. CAMPBELLTON, 42, of Sidney, passed awaty on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. Locally, he is survived by his brother Dennis and wife Melissa, of Weeks Mills.

SHAUN M. HALL, 57, of Chelsea, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at his home. Locally, he is survived by son Spencer Fielder and wife Shannon, of Vassalboro, grandchildren Cody and Kelsie Fielder, both of Vassalboro, and sister Stacia Hall, of Winslow.

HARRY A. FREEMAN JR., 94, of Farmingdale, died on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center. Locally, he is survived by granddaughter Melissa Nimon and husband Richard, of China, and great-granddaughters Sadi Nimon and fiancé Michael Ratcliff, of China, and Jessyca Begin, of Waterville.

HARRY A. TOBEY SR., 80, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016, at MaineGeneral REhabilitation & Long-Term Care at Gray Birch, in augusta. Locally, he is survived by his children, Harry A. Tobey Jr. and wife Pat, of Winslow, Julie A. Lewis and husband Steve, of Albion, and Warren A. Tobey and wife Donna, of Windsor.

GERMAIN BOLDUC, 72, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, died on Monday, July 11, 2016, at Beth Israel Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. Locally, he is survived by a son, Michael Bolduc, of Clinton; sisters Lynette Dostie, of Waterville, and Rita Fortin, of Benton.


JEANETTE C. HACHEY, 89, of Daytona Beach, Florida, died on Saturday, June 18, 2016. She was born in Waterville, October 12, 1926, the daughter of Dominique and Estelle Daviau Casavant.

She graduated from Waterville High School in 1943, and resided in Winslow following her marriage to Joseph Hachey. She was an assistant city clerk in Waterville, later becoming the secretary to Waterville Mayor George Doyle. After helping her husband open Hachey’s Market, she went to work at Scott Paper Company, retiring in 1987. She and her husband relocated to Daytona Beach in 2001.

Obituaries, Week of July 7, 2016


SPRING, TEXAS – Carole Joan Wood Bosma, 78, of Spring, Texas passed away September 22, 2015. Carole was born in Waterville, Maine on April 9, 1937. Although she lived in Texas she always considered Maine her Home. Carole was your typical “down Maine girl”.

Carole was preceded in death by her parents Lillian Moore Wood and Clarence T. Wood of Waterville, Maine; mother and father -in-law Edward and Rosalie Hagen of China, Maine; and brother-in-law Kenneth Hagen of China, Maine.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jerry Bosma, Daughter Lizbeth Carole Metzler and husband Harvey; son  Mark Edward Bosma and wife Kathy; grandchildren Patsy Holmes and husband Dakota, and William Kennedy and wife Skye; great grandchildren Carli, Kelby, William (Shooter), Korden, and Tyler Rose, all of Texas; sister-Bette Pooler and husband John, of Fairfield; sister-in-law Rosalie (Dolly) Batteese and husband Robert (Bob), of China; niece and nephews Keith, Jeff, Chad, Tyler (Ty) and Sarah and many more loving family members and friends. And not to forget her “special daughter” Dawn Muirhead of Boone North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00am, Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine, 04401 to celebrate Carole’s life.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, 499 Broadway, PMB 362, Bangor, Maine 04401 or at


Joseph Richards Jr. and wife Susan, of Winslow, lost his sister, LUCY M. GRAY, 65, of Madison, on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Maplecrest Living Center, in Madison. Also, Jim Gray, of Vassalboro, lost his daughter-in-law.

Lydia Chase, and Maj. (USAF-Ret.) Ronald Atwood, both of Whitefield, both lost their brother, RICHARD E. ATWOOD, 75, of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Whitefield, on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Erron Jean Dionee-Jacques, and husband Anthony, of Vassalboro, lost her grandfather, DONALD J. DIONNE, 79, of Waterville, on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Maine General Medical Center, in Waterville, from a massive heart attack.

Daniel Joseph, of North Whitefield, lost his mother, CAROLE A. BODMER, 76, of Westport Island, on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta.


CHRISTINE E. BILODEAU, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Vassalboro, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016, following a brief battle with cancer. She graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1969. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, April L. Bilodeau, of Albion.

MARJORIE F. COUTURE, 81, of St. Augustine, Florida, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring. She was born in Winslow to Oscar and Sadie Reny. Marjorie graduated from Winslow High School. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Muriel Grenier and husband Robert.

Obituaries, Week of June 30, 2016


WINSLOW––Raymond M. McCaslin passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He was the son of Martin and Etta (Holt) McCaslin, born in East Winslow. Raymond grew up on the Nowell Road, in East Winslow.

Raymond attended Winslow High School and in 1942 enlisted in the United States Navy. He entered active service of World War II on June 18, 1943, where he would serve as an electricians mate on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bunker Hill and two repair ships, the U.S.S. Kent Island and U.S.S. Minotaur. He was honorably discharged on May 11, 1946.

He married Yvette (Marcia) in 1947, celebrating 68 years of marriage. They purchased a home on the Nowell Road, not far from where Ray grew up. Ray and Yvette worked hand-in-hand on their farm in Winslow. He was a gifted craftsman; loved farming, gardening and working in the woods. Later, he and Yvette enjoyed snowmobiling for many years during their retirement.

He was predeceased by his parents; his beloved wife, Yvette; his sister, Virginia Lang; his brother, Bernard; his devoted friend and neighbor, Larry Pelotte; and his cousin, Walter McCaslin, who was like a brother.

Raymond is survived by his sister, Geneva Ahearn; his son, Daniel McCaslin and wife Betty, of Waterville; his daughter, Jean Ann Main and her husband Richard, of Lebanon; and his granddaughter Shannon Olson and her husband Tim, of Cutler; as well as several stepgrandchildren. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Norma McCaslin; many devoted nieces and nephews; and his cousin, Leola Mae (McCaslin) Roberts who was born on October 31, 1913.


WINSLOW––Horace “Hod” Clinton Libby, 90, passed away on June 15, 2016, at home. He was born to Howard and Christine (Bradbury) Libby, in Lewiston on July 18, 1925, and grew up in Auburn.

Following graduation from Edward Little High School, Hod served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1947, he married Roberta Watson and they settled in Freeport where he managed The Men’s Shop, was owner and proprietor of Mid-Town Apparel, and worked as a retail clerk for L. L. Bean before retiring in 1987.

Hod was well-known for his baking/cooking, gardening, crafting and singing (choir/barbershop). His sense of humor and caring ways made him loved by all who knew him. He loved traveling with Roberta to many places especially Europe for the 50th Anniversary of D-Day.

Horace was predeceased by his wife, Roberta, and brothers Arnold, Gerry and Robert.

He is survived by daughters Wendy (Robert) Nutting, of Oakland, and Cathy Brann, of Topsham; grandchildren Cheri Nutting (Michael Briggs), of New Hampshire, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Michaud, of Topsham, Christine Nutting (Tyler Jandreau), of Waterville, and Steven (Elizabeth), of Oakland; and great-grandchildren William Potter, Anna and Eliza Briggs, Keely and Stella Nutting, and Nolan and Miles Michaud; brother Warren Libby, and sisters Harriett Kilbride and Geraldine Call; plus many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to Winslow Congregational Church, or a charity of your choice.


OAKLAND – Nancy Marie Lagasse Smith, 53, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, following a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. Nancy was born in Waterville on January 7, 1963, to Alfred and Irene (Vigue) Lagasse. Nancy graduated from Winslow High School.NANCY M. SMITH

Nancy spent most of her working years at Hannaford Supermarket and made many lifelong friends there. Nancy’s dedicated work ethic spilled over into her personal life, making her a caregiver to her parents, her husband Wayne, and Bill’s mother, Shirley. .

An active home-body, Nancy enjoyed taking walks, cooking, knitting, finding a treasure while lawn-saleing, and tending to her garden. Having been welcomed into the church, Nancy helped out at various events at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church despite her failing health, quickly becoming a cherished part of their family. Nancy was consistently supporting her nieces and nephews in their milestone events. Despite the difficulties of her health issues, Nancy remained positive and cheerful, always welcoming visitors. If you were lucky enough to know Nancy, then you were lucky enough.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Irene Mary (Vigue) Lagasse; and her husband Wayne Smith.

Survivors include her fiancé Bill Paquet, of Oakland, her sisters Joan Cates, of Winslow, Anita Howard and husband Tim, of Vassalboro, Diane Murphy, of Leeds, Theresa Kimball and husband Mike, of Vassalboro, Janice Knowles and significant other Jarod Waraskevich, of Waterville; brothers Donald Lagasse and wife Linda, of Winslow, Robert Lagasse and wife Tina, of Vassalboro, and Richard Lagasse and wife Penny, of Vassalboro; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; greatnieces and greatnephews.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04901-0828.


EAST VASSALBORO––Christine Thomas Wright passed away at her home in East Vassalboro on Saturday, June 18, 2016. She was born in Lewiston on September 22, 1926, the daughter of Carl Anton and Dorathea Thomas.

She grew up in Eustis, spending summers at King and Bartlett Sporting Camps. She graduated from Stratton High School in 1943, and from Augusta General (MaineGeneral) Hospital School of Nursing in 1947 as an R.N. She began her nursing career at Augusta General (MaineGeneral); then went to Franklin Memorial, in Farmington, and Thayer Hospital, in Waterville, retiring from the state of Maine hospital licensing board in 1987.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis E. Wright Jr., in 1975; and her brother, John Thomas, in 2011.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Pulkka, of Ocala, Florida; her son Scott Wright, of East Vassalboro; grandchildren, Karen Pulkka, of Ocala, Florida, Nicole Wright, of Augusta, Nathan Wright, of East Vassalboro; great-granddaughter, Amya Hertler, of Augusta; and special friend and cousin, Arlene Smiley, of China.

She was a class act, right to the end!

Memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or the Humane Society of your choice.


Marlene “Mo” Ann Bernier, 66, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a lengthy illness brought on by the complications of diabetes.  She was born in Waterville on October 13, 1949, to Eugene and Rita (LeClair) Pomerleau.

She was educated in Waterville and graduated from Mount Merici Academy in 1967. She attended Rivier College, in New Hampshire.

MARLENE A. BERNIERShe married Daniel Gene Bernier in 1969.  They had three sons together and she stayed at home to raise them.  In the 1980s she and her husband operated D&M Variety, in Winslow.  Mo enjoyed quilting.  She loved candlepin bowling, cooking for her family, and any time she could spend on any lake.  She enjoyed trips to Addison to purchase fresh wild blueberries.  She also looked forward to the Windsor Fair every year to bet on the horses and watch her children attempt to win her a stuffed animal at the games, though they weren’t always successful.

Marlene is survived by her husband, Daniel, of Winslow; three sons, Scott and his wife Claire Curole, of Augusta, Christopher and his wife Yvette, of Winslow; and Jonathan, of Winslow, and his girlfriend, Amanda Doucette, of Albion; one adopted daughter, Joanne Quirion, of Waterville; one step-granddaughter, Paige Spears, of Winslow; two adopted grandsons, Ronnie and Cody Quirion, of Waterville; and many cousins, nieces & nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents and several aunts and uncles.

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 1, 2016, from 6 to 7 p.m., early arrival no earlier than 5:30 p.m., at the VFW, in Winslow located at 175 Veterans drive.  A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 2, 2016, from noon to 6:00 p.m., with potluck optional at the home of Christopher andYvette Bernier, 12 Woodlawn Drive, Winslow. Interment will be at a later date.

If you wish to assist with funeral and medical expenses, there is a Go Fund Me page set-up at: or you can mail a check with “Mo Fund” in the memo to the attention of: Yvette Bernier, 12 Woodlawn Dr., Winslow, ME  04901.


FAIRFIELD – Bernice C. “Bunnie” Nutting, 95, passed away quietly on Saturday, June 18, 2016. She was born on September 11, 1920, the only daughter of Cecile and Henry McGraw. BERNICE C. NUTTING

She attended schools in Fairfield, and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1938. In 1940, she married Cecil L. Nutting and their legacy of the “Nutting Clan” began.

She was a busy homemaker for most of her life, but still was able to  participate in many minstrel shows and in later years danced with the Foxy Ladies. She was formerly employed by Dunham’s of Maine, in Waterville, and the Bonnet Shop, in Skowhegan.

Although plagued by tragedy and loss, and the aches of older age, she always maintained her “move forward” attitude. She was a weekly player of bridge, an active participant with her “Thursday Girls,” a well-outfitted lady in the Red Hat Society, a popular patron of Eric’s Restaurant and, with some help from her family, maintained her home, independence, and her active social life.

Her grandchildren’s memories are filled with special foods she made for them, trips to Greenville, and the surprising fact that Nana, always the lady, “got” a bawdy joke.

She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years in 1991; two daughters, Carol and Betsy, in a fire in 1961; a daughter, Sandra Laliberty in 1971; daughter-in-law, Judith Nutting in 1982; and grandson, Michael Batey in 2015.

She leaves behind her son, James Nutting and his wife, Lynne, of Fairfield, and children, Kimberly Dunton and her husband, Travis, of Pittsfield and their son, Mackenzie, and Michael Nutting and wife, Jane, of Fairfield and their sons, Jordan and J.T.; Michael Batey’s wife, Jennifer, of Vassalboro, and their daughter, Adelia, Cory Nutting and wife, Jill, of Fairfield, and their son, Conner, Kelly Alley and her husband, Jeff, of Albion, and their son, Zachary and daughter, Raygen, Kevin Nutting and his wife, Jaime, of Waterville and their son, Kobe; her son Lindsay Nutting and companion, Tammy Long, of Belgrade, and his daughters, Meghan Nutting and Morgan Nutting, both of Colorado, and her daughter, Etta; granddaughters, Jane Leathers and husband, Carl, of Fairfield, and their sons, Alex and Jimmy, and Jill Duelly, of Waterville, and her sons, Kyle and Kris.

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WINSLOW––Robert Russell Melcher, 78, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016, at the VA Healthcare System in Augusta. He was born on March 6, 1938, in Claremont, New Hampshire, the son of Edward R. and Laudina M. (Coulombe) Melcher.

He was educated in the schools of Jay and graduated from Jay High School in 1956 and then continued his education at the Auburn Maine School of Commerce, graduating in 1957. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Army until his honorable discharge. On October 6, 1957, he married Rhoda L. Cameron, of North Jay.

Over the years Robert was employed by Norrwock Shoe, in North Jay and Norridgewock, Truitt Brothers, in Belfast, and Bass Shoe, in Wilton and South Portland. He was a member of the American Legion of Skowhegan and a volunteer firefighter for the town of Norridgewock. Robert enjoyed collecting coins as well as playing golf, baseball and rag ball with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also had a strong love for old time country music.

He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Violet Viotto and Marceline O’Brion.

He is survived by his wife, Rhoda L. (Cameron) Melcher, of Winslow; children, Robert and Erica Melcher, Dwayne and Ming Melcher, Cindy and Doug Wyman, Jeff and Jenny Melcher, and Anne and Mike Latendresse; grandchildren, Justin and Kelly Melcher, Colleen Melcher, Daryl Wyman, Jimmy and Kristin Melcher, Colette and Kassidy Latendresse; great-grandchildren, Spencer, Brandon and Brooklyn Wyman, Jude Melcher Le and Tanner Melcher; siblings, Terry Bergeron, Edward Melcher Jr., Larry Melcher; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to The Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street,

Waterville ME 04901 or Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.


FAIRFIELD––Maynard Carl Gray, 84, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born on January 25, 1932, in Belfast, to Carl and Ethel (Boynton) Gray.

He attended Belfast schools, then served in the U.S. Air Force for four years as a radar technician. After an honorable discharge, he attended Coyne Electrical & Technical School, in Boston, for electrical drafting and estimating. He was employed by Bath Iron Works and later was self-employed, selling and servicing farm machinery and milking systems throughout the state for many years.

He was known for his wonderful dry sense of humor.

On November 11, 1952, he married the former, Larita Walker, of Belfast, and together they had five children: Mitchell (wife Marianne, children Austin and Colette), of Florida, Pamela Gray begin (husband Lewis, daughter Alisa Johnson), of Fairfield, Joel (wife Judy, daughter Tarsha Donar) of Utah, Sandra Gray Brice (husband James, sons Christopher and Evan), of Florida, and Nancy Gray Green (children Kyle and Kari Stevens), of Clinton.

Maynard and Rita loved to visit flea markets, looking for collectibles to restore. He restored many antique cars, gas pumps and Tonka toys. They also enjoyed traveling to various states to visit their children and grandchildren.

Maynard was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Robert Gray..

He is survived by his loving wife; his five children; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Gray, of Washington; sister Marion Anderson, of Searsport; and brother, John Gray, of Belfast.

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WINSLOW––Patricia M. Pelletier, 80, of Winslow died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at her home, following an illness. Born in Winslow, she was the daughter of Anthony and Florence (Vigue) Paradis.

She attended Winslow schools and married her husband Don in 1955.

Pat loved caring for her children and all of their many friends who visited. There was always room for one more at the table with plenty of home-cooked food and baked goods; she continued this spirit and generosity until the day she passed. She loved having craft days with daughters, grandchildren and her many friends. She was always full of life, listening to her music, all the while dancing and singing for everyone, especially her grandchildren, who would always brighten her day when they visited.

She was predeceased by her husband of 29 years, who died in 1984; her son, Donald; two brothers, Larry Paradis and Anthony Paradis; her sister, Theresa Drouin; and a very special aunt and uncle, Adelard and Emeline Paradis.

Patricia is survived by her special friend John Lucia; her four children, Donna Desmond and her husband Larry and their two children; Dean and his wife Tina and their daughter Lydia; and Heidi; Brenda Palumbo and her husband Greg and their two children, Jessica and her husband Mike and their son Trevon; and Nicole; Jeff Pelletier and his wife Robin and their two children, Zack and his wife Melissa and their children, Mikayla, Eban and William; and Jeffrey; Ken Pelletier and his wife Michelle and their three children, Nick, Kyle and Krysta; as well as several nieces and nephews who all held a special place in her heart.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough ME 04074.