OBITUARIES for Thursday, April 13, 2023


SOUTH CHINA – Jeffrey Marc Crockett, 52, of South China, following a year of declining health, died at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. He was born on November 4, 1970, in Augusta, the son of Kenneth and Gail (McArthur) Crockett.

Jeff attended Augusta schools where he later received his GED.

Jeff was employed by Pine State, Coutts Brother, Rick Labbe, ending his career at Stevenson Construction.

Jeff is survived by his mother, Gail Leavitt and stepfather, George Leavitt, of Augusta; a son, Jeffrey Crockett II and fiancée, Mackenzie Sawyer and grandson; Jeffrey Crockett III, of Whitefield; daughter, Liberty Crockett, of Gardiner; a granddaughter, Harper Jackson, of Winthrop; and many aunts, uncles; and cousins.

Jeff was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Crockett, of China; and daughter, Ashley Rideout, of China.

Jeff enjoyed growing marijuana and obtaining his caregiver grow license. He loved T-19. He was an avid animal lover. He loved attending baseball games in Jeffrey II’s younger days, and tossing the Frisbee in the evenings with Jeffrey II and Liberty, and driving his mud trucks.

Celebration of life will be held this summer, date to be announced.


WATERVILLE – James “Jimmy” Lowell Salisbury, 64, of Waterville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at his home following a surgery.

He was born September 18, 1958, in Skowhegan, the son of the late Robert Linwood Salisbury Sr. and Gayle Joyce French Salisbury, of Solon.

Of all of the many things Jimmy enjoyed in his lifetime, fishing and poker were at the top of the list. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by the love of his life of 26 years, Karen Crawford; four siblings, Robert L. Salisbury Jr. and his wife Dianne, Lori Ann Salisbury McKinley and husband Richard “Rick”, Jean Louise Salisbury and boyfriend Kevin, Dale Ralph Salisbury; many nieces and nephews; as well as many great-nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his eldest brother, Dennis Elmer Marcue.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, to be announced.


WINSLOW – Donna Mae Cayouette, 71, of Winslow, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 24, 2023, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Donna was born October 4, 1951, in Waterville. She was the daughter of Yvonne Wilbur.

Donna grew up in Waterville, meeting the love of her life, Raymond “Shorty” Cayouette

Donna worked in her younger years at Poultry Products. After marrying and having her first child, she became a stay-at-home mother and ran a daycare. In later years, Donna began cleaning homes and camps with a dear friend.

Donna is survived by her son, Peter Cayouette, of Windsor; two granddaughters, Isabella Cayouette, of West Paris, Gracee Cayouette, of Winslow; brother, Everette Wilbur, of Waterville; sisters Linda Rodrick, of Vassalboro, Diane Lane, of Sidney; brother-in-law, Roland Cayouette and his wife Ester, of Florida; and adopted granddaughter, Cierra Johns, of Waterville.

Predeceased by husband, Raymond Cayouette; son, Timothy Cayouette; mother, Yvonne Wilbur; brother, Keith Wilbur and sister, Virginia Veilleux.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, May 6, at 11 a.m., at Notre Dame, Corpus Christi Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville, graveside burial will follow at Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, Grove Street, Waterville, and Celebration of Life- Reception at Elks Lodge #905, Industrial Street, Waterville, downstairs.

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

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


OAKLAND – Marjorie Elizabeth Coughlin, 94, of Oakland, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, on Friday, March 24, 2023, in Belton, Missouri. Marjorie “Honey” MacGregor was born in Freeport, on August 31, 1928, to James Adair and Beryl Glendora (Finnemore) MacGregor.

She grew up in Waterville and Benton Station and was a 1947 alumna of Lawrence High School, in Fairfield.

Marjorie started working at the Fairfield Creamery and telephone office in Fairfield before joining the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict in 1952. She was stationed in Virginia, Oregon, and Washington State as a teletype operator until her honorable discharge as a TE3 in 1956.

She was married, in Saco, to Robert Francis Coughlin, of Oakland, in 1956 while he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. They had two children, Kevin MacGregor Coughlin and Kathy Ann (Coughlin) Tinkey while stationed in Worcester, Massachusetts.

During Robert’s 30 years of military service the family was also stationed in Texas, Germany, Illinois, and Missouri. After Robert retired, Marjorie and he moved back to Oakland in 1994.

Marjorie enjoyed meeting people and traveling throughout the world. She often fondly spoke of her Scottish heritage and the several months she traveled by herself around Scotland as a young woman. Marjorie was a member of the Eastern Star and the Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, of Waterville.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents James and Beryl MacGregor, her husband Robert Coughlin of 58 years prior to his passing, her brother Roy MacGregor and sister-in-law Mary (Weston) MacGregor, of Bangor; sister Jacquelyn “Jackie” (MacGregor) Henry and brother-in-law James Henry, of Clinton; brother Robert “Bobby” MacGregor, of Fort Kent; father-in-law Maurice E. Coughlin and mother-in-law Lenore (Carrick) Coughlin, of Oakland; and brother-in-law Maurice C. “Mossey” Coughlin, of Oakland.

Marjorie is survived by her son Kevin Coughlin and his wife Princess; granddaughter Brittany (Coughlin) Mehl and her husband Adam, grandson Preston Coughlin and his wife AnnRene, all of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter Kathy Tinkey, of Belton, Missouri; grandson Joshua Tinkey and wife Tami, of Olathe, Kansas; grandson Marcus Tinkey, of Annapolis, Maryland; great-grandson Palmer Mehl; soon to be born great-granddaughter Mehl; twin great-granddaughters Heidi and Claire Coughlin; great-grandsons Colton, Christian, and Carsten Tinkey; sister-in-law Janet (Pierce) Coughlin, of Waterville; along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews in Maine and Canada.

A chapel service will be held at Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, in Augusta, Maine at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2023. A luncheon will follow the ceremony at the Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery, 376 Main Street, Waterville, Maine (Exit 130 off Interstate 95), in the Capital Room.

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

As an animal lover her whole life, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd, Waterville, ME 04901. Please put “In memory of Marjorie Coughlin” on checks.


OAKLAND – Leo George Gauthier, 83, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023. He was born in Barre, Vermont, on October 23, 1939, to Clarence and Dorothy Gauthier.

He was one of 10 children. Leo moved to Maine when he was 16 years old to live with his older brother Cliff. He attended school at Williams High School, in Oakland, went on to further his education by taking a business course in Skowhegan. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956-1964. He married the love of his life, Sadie Farnham, in 1960.

Leo dedicated his life as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1979. He loved his Christian family and enjoyed helping those in need. Leo spent time in his ministry sharing his faith and the Bible’s promise of living on a paradise earth and one day seeing his loved ones again, by means of a resurrection, especially his wife Sadie. Leo was also a family man along with his faith, his family was the most important thing in life. He treasured his relationship with every one of them. He was known by his family and others as a generous man.

One of the joys he had was looking forward to going to the Early Bird Restaurant and having his favorite waitress, Gerry. They had an ongoing discussion of their favorite sports team, which were, of course, the opposite.

He was predeceased by his parents Clarance and Dorothy; his wife of 51 years, Sadie; his siblings Ruth, Cliff and Arthur Gauthier; wife Nancy Warren-Gauthier.

He is survived by his three children, Debbie Dechaine and husband Dominic Dechaine, Terry Blais and husband David Blais, Greg and his wife Nicole Gauthier; his grandchildren Danielle Corradino, Michelle and husband Chris Lemieux, Alyssa and husband Thomas Roberts, Jada and husband Hans Russell, and Madlyn Gauthier named by Gramp as “MPG”; great-grandchildren Liam and Bella Lemieux, Claire and Decker Corradino, Ivy and Thomas Beckham Roberts, named by gramps as “Tiger Jack”; his three sisters, Rita Hebert, Hazel Murtagh husband Ed, Doris Blakeney; his sister-in law, Jeanette Pitt; and his cousin, Bobby and his wife Sandy.

Leo’s memorial service was held on April 8, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 416 Main St., Waterville.


SIDNEY – Stacy J. McCurdy, 56, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born in Augusta on October 27, 1966, the son of the late Donald J. and Esther M. (Overlock) McCurdy.

Mr. McCurdy was a graduate of Greely High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph College. He had been employed by the state of Maine for over 27 years before becoming disabled.

Over the years, Stacy enjoyed golfing, watching his oldest son during his robotics competitions, sitting on the sidelines with his good friends watching his youngest son play football and lacrosse. Stacy also loved watching sports and more sports. He also thoroughly enjoyed the camaraderie of his family, friends and co-workers. The numerous parties with his high school and college friends, as well as gatherings with work family, then all the summer and holiday parties with friends and family. He made an impression on, and quickly became friends with everyone with whom he came in contact. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Mr. McCurdy is survived by his wife of 21 years, Donna L. (Plourd) McCurdy, of Sidney; two sons, Connor J. McCurdy and Ian J. McCurdy, both of Sidney; a brother, Shawn McCurdy and wife Lois, of Standish; sister-in-law, Tammy (Plourd) Manduca, of Augusta; brothers-in-law Ronald Plourd, of Farmingdale, and Bruce Plourd and wife Dana, of Sidney; nieces Kailyn Manduca, Janessa Curtis; nephews Shawn McCurdy, Jr. and wife Jenna, Matthew McCurdy and wife Chelsea, Joel Chadbourne and his wife Chelsea, and Craig Chadbourne; as well as his great-nieces Natalie, Mia, Julianna; and great-nephews David, Logan, Liam, Lennon and Grayson.

Relatives and friends may visit on Thursday, April 13 from 9 – 11 a.m., at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at a later date.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at

Donations may be made in Stacy’s memory to Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Office, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, IL 60601.


SIDNEY – Lawrence A. Tibbetts, 91, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023. Larry was born on September 20, 1931, in Rockwood, the son of Lester and Dorothy Tibbetts.

He was the eighth of 10 children, having seven brothers and two sisters.

His family moved to Winthrop, where he attended public school. Throughout his education he loved sports, excelling at baseball, basketball and football. A star football player at Winthrop High School, he was instrumental in his team winning the class “C” championship Gold Football in 1947.

He graduated from Winthrop High School in 1950. He graduated among a senior class of 34 students which remained in closer relationship for many years.

Patriotism ran deeply in the Tibbett’s family. When conflict broke out in Korea, Larry joined the U.S. Army, serving in the 45th Infantry Division. He was among the first to man the XM31 surface-to-surface missile known as “Honest John” which could carry an atomic warhead. Larry trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was stationed in Germany.

Larry worked several jobs before joining Central Maine Power Company in 1956, becoming a First Class Lineman, retiring after 40 years with that company.

Larry was a member of the Sidney Second Baptist Church for 50 years, serving as Deacon and Trustee, later joining the Oakland Baptist Church, attending until two months of his passing.

Larry’s life was one marked by the love of his wife, his family, and his country. He held many offices in town government in a tenure of 57 years.

He was dedicated to character development in youth, serving as Scoutmaster in Sidney for eight years, resulting in Eagle Scouts each year. He was grandmaster of Masonic Lodge #53 AF and AM and member of the Sidney Historical Society.

Larry married his wife Sandra Marden Tibbetts in July 1999 after which they shared 23 years together. Their love was punctuated by trips to Florida for a month for several winters. Larry and Sandy worked together in community service especially as directors of the food cupboard for 18 years and they also shared work on their farm in Sidney.

Whatever they did, Sandra was by his side through the fun times and though his illness, caring for him at home until the last week of his life.

In addition to his wife Sandy, he leaves behind his daughter Lynda Martin and her husband Peter; sister Thelma Luszcki; stepdaughter Jennifer Marden; granddaughter Samantha Marden and several nieces and nephews.

A Masonic service was held on April 11, 2023. Funeral services were held April. 12, at Knowlton Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church Street, Augusta.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Care, One Church St., Augusta, where memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in Larry’s name to Oakland United Baptist Church, 45 Church Street, Oakland, ME, or MaineGeneral Hospice 10 Water St., Waterville, ME 04901.


WATERVILLE – George Leidigh Coleman II, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2023. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, August 29, 1933, to John Edward Coleman and Jean Mac­Micken Cole­man.

George grew up in Dayton, Ohio. After graduating from Colonel White High School, he went on to Cornell University where he majored in geology and met his wife Joan Pinckney. After their marriage in 1956 they moved to Lawrence, Kansas, where he attended Kansas University and earned his master’s degree in geology.

George and Joan moved to Waterville in 1963 so he could teach geology as an interim professor. At about the same time the tenured professor returned, the registrar position opened up and he became the registrar of Colby College in 1966, where he served for 40 years until retiring in 2006. At his retirement dinner, he was remembered and revered for his wisdom and steady hand guiding both students and faculty through the maze of Colby requirements, and also for the messiest office at Colby – although he always knew exactly where to put his hands on whatever was needed.

There are so many dimensions to George: husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, birder, musician, sports fanatic, and pun master extraordinaire. He was very involved in his community. Of special note, his involvements included Senior Warden, Lay Reader, and Treasurer at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in Waterville; more than 25 years on the Board of the Waterville Opera house; decades of bird counts with local Audubon; and The United Way.

His long involvement in music and performing arts started in high school chorus and drama, and continued throughout his life including the Cornell Glee Club, St. Mark’s Choir, the Occasional Chorale, Ogontz Choral Workshops, in New Hampshire, the Popular Opera of Pittsfield, and the Waterville Opera House, where he performed in more than 50 shows.

George had itchy feet, traveling frequently inside and outside the United States and especially loved traveling with family and sharing the people and places he found special. When visiting favorite places, he always wanted to be useful and helped wherever he could, whether it was a daughter’s move or house project, or lobstering and haying while visiting friends in Prince Edward Island, which was an annual trip for more than 45 years.

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Jean Coleman, and niece Pam.

George is survived by his sister Chase; daughters, Sue and husband Tom, Leigh and husband Alan, and Beth and husband Jimmy; grandchildren, Tess and fiancé Fredrik, Caitlin and husband Harold, Austin and fiancé Jamien, Colin and wife Amelia, Ted and wife Elicia, Niklas, and Samantha; great-grandchildren Harold, Minna, Alex, and Alison; nephews Edward and Christopher; niece Peggy; and numerous friends who became family.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Eustis Parkway, in Waterville.

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

Because George had so many causes that he believed in, remembrance donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


WINSLOW – Nancy Lee Michaud, 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Lakewood Nursing Facility, in Waterville. She was born October 17, 1947, in Waterville, the daughter of Gerard W. Bouchard and Jeffrine Yvette (Labbe) Bouchard.

Nancy graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1965. She married her best friend, Donald J. Michaud, on August 31, 1968, beginning their life journey together which spanned the next 54 years. Early in their marriage, she worked for Cottle’s Grocery Store and later for Depositors Trust Co. and then Key Bank, all in Waterville, where she shared her generosity to help others.

Some of her favorite things in this life were watching the New England Patriots and NASCAR, dancing and listening to music, especially to Elvis’ songs, and spending the winter months in Florida with her husband. But most of all, she celebrated the gift of family, by prioritizing birthdays and holiday celebrations, always making everyone feel special and loved. And she loved to laugh and be silly with her grandchildren.

In addition to her mother and father, she was predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mark and Nora Michaud; brother, Richard Bouchard; sister-in-law, Constance Barry; and numerous aunts, uncles; and cousins.

She is survived by her husband, Donald J. Michaud of Winslow; daughter, Sheri A. Larsen and her husband, Arthur, of Winslow; son, Scott A. Michaud and his wife, Jennifer, of Chelsea; sister-in-law, Mary Bouchard, of Portland; brother-in-law, Arnold Barry, of Belgrade; eight grandchildren, Joshua Larsen, Brittany Gilboy, Jacob Larsen, Jasmine Michaud, Katelynn Larsen, Meagan Michaud, Caleb Larsen, Brooke Michaud; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 14, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

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


AUGUSTA – Robert W. Marcoux, “Bob”, 95, of Winslow, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2023. He was born on November 29, 1927, in Moscow, and then returned to his Bay Street home, in Winslow, with his parents. Bob was the oldest son of Joseph A. and Rosa D. (Fredette) Marcoux.

Bob spoke about “back on the farm in Bingham” often. Every summer he lived on the farm during summer school vacation with his Aunt Roselma and Uncle Henry. Bob attended Winslow High School and graduated in 1946. He loved to play football.

Immediately after high school Bob joined the U.S. Navy and was discharged in 1948 with an honorable discharge. During those times, he loved traveling to faraway places. Upon return, he was happily employed by the Morning Sentinel, in Waterville, as a compositor which he spoke of often. He also enjoyed making rosaries, which were requested all over the world. He also loved his wood workshop making picnic tables and well houses. He was a lifelong communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, of Corpus Christi Parish, in Winslow.

In addition to his first wife, Yolande, Bob was predeceased by both parents. He was also predeceased by his sister Doria Drouin and her husband, Fern, formerly of Winslow, a brother and his wife Norman and Jackie, formerly of Augusta, and his grandson Phillip Theriault, of Augusta.

He is survived by his wife Lucille of 29 years; four children from his previous marriage, Eddie Marcoux, of Benton, Estelle Theriault and her husband Jack, of Augusta, John Marcoux and his wife Cindy, of Chelsea, and Kevin Marcoux and his girlfriend Michelle, of Fairfield; stepdaughter Susan Shirley and husband Don, of Winslow; many grandchildren, Danielle, Dan, Jeremy, Jaylin and Robbie; and step granddaughter Amy; sister Annette Kiederling and husband Wayne, of Warren; brothers Leon Marcoux and wife Avis, of Winslow, Roger Marcoux and wife Linda, of Skowhegan; along with many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

For the past few years, Bob resided at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta.

At Bob’s request there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday , April 11, at St. John Catholic Church, in Winslow.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, please visit to share your condolences with Bob’s family.


SOUTH CHINA – Keith H. Stafford, Jr., 62, was born in Gardiner on June 6, 1960, to Patricia and Keith Stafford, Sr. Keith passed away Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Keith is survived by his wife of 22 years, Carrie Stafford; his two sons and their wives, Jamie and Rachel Clark, Theodore and Isabelle Dowling; his grandchildren Gavin, Odin, Presley, Emma and Jalen; as well as his mother, Patricia; his brother, Steve; his sister, Cindy and her partner Peter; mother-in-law, Nancy Long; uncles Paul Spencer, and Robert and his wife Lana Spencer; and many special nieces, nephews; cousins.

Keith loved his family and trips up to the county to four-wheel.

Celebration of his life is to be held at Boynton Hall, in South China, Saturday, April 22, at 1 p.m. It will be potluck so bring your favorite dish and beverage. Everyone is invited to come and share together. Keith wants everyone to have a good time!


AUGUSTA – Ronald E.Gagne, 81, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, following a long illness. He was born to Lea (Savage) Gagne and Raphael Gagne on May 7, 1941.

He attended Augusta schools until 1958 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the U.S.S. Lake Champlain and was also in the Naval reserves until 1964, and Maine National Guard until 1972.

He was employed as a police officer for Augusta and Gardiner police departments until. 1968.

He then was a car salesman for Bob Chambers Ford and Homestead Motors until his final employment as security officer for Camp Keyes, in Augusta, until his retirement. He was an amateur radio operator with a love for collecting and displaying his many radios over the years. He was known to the CB world as “Bid. Bird.”

Ron was predeceased his parents, wife Patricia Gagne, wife Joyce Gagne.

He is survived by his children, David Richardson and wife Rose; daughters Laurie Meader, and Missy Ouellette and companion Scott Geroux; grandchildren Danny Weeks, Samantha Romero, Nicole Gagne, Melinda Allen, Heather Burns, Nicole Ouellette, and Donnie Ouellette; two brothers, Dennis Gagne, of Augusta, and David Gagne and wife Ursula,of Germany; several great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at noon on Thursday, April 27,2023, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 147 Blue Star Highway, off Civic Center Drive, Augusta.

Arrangement are under the direction and care of Aable Cremation Service, Waterville.

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


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