OBITUARIES for Thursday, April 9, 2020


WINSLOW – Gerald E. Carver, 82, passed away unexpectedly at his home, in Winslow, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. He was born in Orneville, on September 21, 1937, the son of Harold and Gladys (Davidson) Carver.

Gerald grew up in Union where he attended Union schools until leaving for the United States Army in 1955. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers and rose to the rank of sergeant. Gerald was in France, Belgium, and Germany while in the Army, primarily engaged in bridge construction.

Upon returning home, Gerald found employment at a granite quarry in Union, where he was a foreman. In the mid-1960s, Gerald moved to the Winslow area to work in the trucking industry. On December 18, 1965, he married the former Grace Marie Watts. In December 1966, they had their first child, Christopher, followed by the birth of Jeffrey in December 1967. From the late 1960s until the mid-1980s, Gerald worked as an over the road driver for several companies, including Barrow’s, Mayflower, Roadway, Sanborn’s, and United Van Lines. In the mid-1980s until his retirement in 2003, he worked as a driver for Yellow Freight, where he won recognition in 1997 for driving over one million miles without an accident.

Gerald was an avid hunter into his 80s, and he enjoyed fishing and ice fishing with his boys. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife to nearly all the U.S. states and to Europe. His favorite trip was to Yellowstone National Park. He also enjoyed hiking, especially in the Great Smoky Mountains and the Grand Canyon.

Surviving him are his wife, Grace; sons Christopher and Jeffrey and their spouses, Deborah and Shelley, respectively; grandchildren, Garrett, Brooke, Jessica, and Monica; sister, Katherine (Carver) Estes; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm St., Waterville.

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


WATERVILLE – Gloria Pouliotte, 95, a long-time resident of Waterville, passed away on Wednesday March 18, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida. Gloria was born in Waterville on October 5, 1924, to Leo Lamarre, a local Waterville businessman, and Mattie (Dube) Lamarre.

Gloria was married to Armand Pouliotte, originally from Winslow, in San Francisco, California, during World War II. While Armand served in the Navy during the war, Gloria worked for the Navy in San Francisco as a telephone operator. At the end of the war Gloria and Armand moved back to Waterville to settle down and start a family. Armand worked for Scott Paper Company, in Winslow, and Gloria worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone Company. Gloria was an energetic woman who balanced work, family and friends. Gloria played golf and enjoyed many craft hobbies during retirement. She also worked for Weight Watchers part-time and took trips with her husband Armand until his death in 1987. After that, Gloria enjoyed visiting and taking trips with her family. In later years she resided part-time in Ormand Beach, Florida. She enjoyed being with people and had many friends.

She is survived by her son Jeffrey Pouliotte ,of Tallahassee,Florida; her daughter Janet (Pouliotte) Lindley, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida;, and her grandson Mathew Pouliotte, of Tallahassee, Florida.

Later this year, once the on-going health crisis passes, her family will travel to have a graveside ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery, in Augusta, where she will be interred next to her husband Armand.

Todd Wahlquist, with Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193,, is assisting the family with their arrangements.


ALBION – Priscilla Lillian (Perry) Fennell, 93, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020, at her home, in Albion. She was born February 13, 1927, in Sharon, Massachusetts, the daughter of Frederick and Eva (Tyler) Perry.

She attended Oliver Ames High School and on December 14, 1946, she married Robert E. Fennell Jr., in Brockton, Massachusetts. She was employed for many years as a leather fabricator in manufacturing. She loved her dog Sadie (going for rides), her cats, flowers, plants, traveling, watching the Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune and loved being a mother and a nana.

Priscilla is survived by two daughters, Virginia Fitch and husband David, of Homosassa, Florida, Debbie Fennell-Stern and husband Joseph, of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts; son, Robert E. Fennell III and partner Sue Harvey; grandchildren, David Fitch Jr. and wife Patricia, of Melrose, Massachusetts, Bridget Bolduc, of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Robert E. Fennell IV and wife Leslie, of Orrington; two great- grandchildren, Eva Sullivan, of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Robert E. Fennell V, of Orrington.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert E. Fennell Jr.; sister, Nellie Soucy; brother, John Perry.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family for Priscilla and husband Robert.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Priscilla’s memory to MaineGeneral Homecare & Hospice, 10 Water Street, Suite 307, Waterville, Maine 04901.


WATERVILLE – Sister Mary Peter Bachand o.s.u., 94, of Waterville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 24, 2020, at Northern Light Inland Hospital. She was born in Sanford on November 2, 1925, a daughter of the late Louis and Eugenie (Harton) Bachand.

She attended St. Ignatious School, in Sanford. She was a devout Catholic, dedicating her life to God as an Ursuline Sister. Her ministry was that of a consecrated Religious for Community Service in Maine.

Sister Mary Peter is survived by a nephew, Steve Bachand; sister-in-law Jean Bachand; and grandniece, Michelle Bachand.

She was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Eugenie (Harton) Bachand.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories by visiting Sister’s guestbook at

Funeral Services will be announced at a later date. A Service of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 8 Elm St., Waterville, ME 04901. (207) 872-7676.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sr. Peter’s memory to: Retired Ursuline Sisters,1 Angela Way, Waterville, ME. 04901.


NORTH VASSALBORO – Norman “Ned” Duplessie Jr., 71, of North Vassalboro, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Togus Veterans Medical Center.

Ned was born on June 19, 1948, to his late parents Norman Sr. and Lorraine Duplessie. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

Ned loved the outdoors, always loved hunting and fishing and joked that he would rather hunt than eat. He was a life member of MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post # 8835, in Winslow, Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine and the NRA.

Ned is survived by his wife Susan McKeen; his sons Jay Duplessie, Sean Duplessie and daughter-in-law Vicky Duplessie; his brothers Robert and his wife Lynn, Jon and his wife Joyce; his grandchildren Jordan, Logan, Taylor, Brady; and his two nephews Ryan and Adam.

A private service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Augusta, for family only.

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

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


VASSALBORO – Ronald L. Wood, 77, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Mount Saint Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville. He was born October 6, 1942, in Augusta, the son of Walter and Veronica (Trask) Wood.

He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1960. He was employed in a variety of positions over the years including Woodbury Motors, in Winslow, newspaper delivery for the Morning Sentinel, provided cleaning services for the Silent Woman Restaurant, and was a school bus driver and custodian for the Fairfield School District. He was a member of the Center Vassalboro Baptist Church and the United Bikers of Maine, as well as the XLT Motorcycle Club. He enjoyed motorcycling, wood working and automobiles.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 47 years, Constance (Harpworth) Wood, of Waterville; two sons, Kevin Wood and Shane Wood, both of Vassalboro; daughter, Jacqueline Wood, of Trenton; two grandsons, Brandon Wood, of Vassalboro and Alex Wood, of Windsor; granddaughter, Taylr Wood, of Vassalboro; daughter-in-law, Andrea Wood, of Vassalboro.

There will be no visitation hours or funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Ronald’s memory to United Bikers of Maine, PO Box 2629, Augusta, ME 04338.

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


CLINTON – David Davis Pooler, 86, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020, at his home. He was born June 8, 1933, in Skowhegan, the son of Frank and Verna (Davis) Pooler.

He graduated from Skowhegan Area High School in 1951. On December 18, 2004, he married Jean A. Boulette (Violette), in Fairfield. He was employed as a shipping foreman at Medwed Shoe and Lighthouse Shoe, was a contractor laborer and labor foreman at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow, and SD Warren and Sappi Paper, in Hinckley. David was a member of the Skowhegan Sno-Hawks Snowmobile Club and enjoyed working with other members maintaining snowmobile trails and bridges. He loved flying radio control planes, working in the woods, and cutting his own firewood as late as last year. He was a avid follower of the New England Patriots. In later years, he did a lot of traveling by car and train and enjoyed camping, as long as there was WIFI!

David is survived by his wife, Jean A. Pooler, of Clinton; son, Joel A. Pooler and wife Cheryl, of Canaan; daughter, Tracey L. Martell and husband Rick, of Skowhegan; granddaughters, Heather Nadeau and husband Tom, Nikki Pooler, Corrrin Soule, and Cassy Martell; step-children, Luann N. Mailman, of Wichita, Kansas, Edmond L. Violette and wife Leslie, of Benton, Laurie M. Foster and husband Bill, of Vancouver, Washingron, Leonard L. Violette and wife Denise, of Manchester, New Hampshire, Anna J. Donald and husband Mike, of Big Lake, also many great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Nancy N. Pooler; and second wife, Ruby “Polly” Pooler.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in David’s memory MaineGeneral Homecare & Hospice, 10 Water Street, Suite 307, Waterville, Maine 04901

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


PALERMO – John Alvin Bradstreet, 86, passed away peacefully Monday, March 30, 2020. He was born April 2, 1933, in Palermo, to Gertrude (Dyer) Bradstreet and Oscar T. Bradstreet.

He was educated in Palermo schools and graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, class of 1951. After high school he joined the Navy and was stationed at Whidbey Island, Washington state, and Kodiak, Alaska. After the Navy he attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, then returned to Palermo to work at Chemtron, in Searsport.

In the 1960’s he moved to Presque Isle to work for WAGM TV where he met his wife, Donna Louise Carlo. The couple was married September 2, 1967. A change in jobs brought them to Augusta and later to Palermo where he worked for Central Maine Power Company. He retired in 1991.

He was an active member of Searsmont United Methodist Church, Sheepscot Lake Fish and Game Club, Tri-County Beekeepers, and Palermo Historical Society.

John resided in Augusta and was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Donna, and his sister Marian.

He is survived by his brother, Samuel, of Merritt of Island, Florida; daughter Heather, of South Portland, and son Stuart (Amy); and two grandchildren, Olivia and Adam, of Palermo; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements are under the direction of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, ME 04915, phone: 207 338-9191. After cremation, burial will be at Hannan Cemetery, Palermo.


OAKLAND – Joyce Bushey, 84, of Oakland, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Woodlands Memory Care, of Lewiston. She was born March 25, 1936, daughter of Percy and Lena (Joseph) Fotter.

She attended Waterville schools, graduating from Waterville High School, class of 1954. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Gorham State Teacher’s College in 1958 and a master’s degree in education from the University of Maine at Orono in 1962.

After spending a few years teaching in the Portland area and in Connecticut, she returned to central Maine and spent the rest of her 40-plus year career teaching U.S. and World History, Constitutional Law, U.S. Government and AP Art History in the Winslow school system, primarily at Winslow High School. She was the first woman to chair the Winslow High School history department and she introduced the first AP course, AP Art History, to the school. She took many groups of students to Europe over the years to tour various cities and museums and she was the faculty advisor to the Hi-Q quiz team.

She worked weekends and summers at Steve’s Restaurant, in Waterville. After her retirement from teaching, she built her dream home on McGrath Pond, in Oakland. She remained a substitute teacher for almost another decade.

In retirement, she was a member of the Central Maine Garden Club and hosted the annual Christmas party for many years. She was a docent at the Colby College Museum of Art and particularly enjoyed leading tours for student groups. In her spare time, she tended to her own gardens, was an avid reader, attended lectures and movies, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents; and a brother, Brian Fotter.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Sten Jensen, of Arlington, Virginia; grandsons, Peter Jensen, of Portland, Oregon, and Andrew Jensen, of Arlington, Virginia; one brother, Wayne (Kay) Fotter, of Pittsfield; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

In lieu of flowers,donations may be madein her memory to the Oakland, Winslow or Waterville Public Library


PALERMO – Nancy A. Sullivan, 81, of Palermo, formerly of Malden, Massachusetts, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Nancy worked for many years as a technical writer and also worked as a hospice respite worker both in Massachusetts and Maine. Once retired, she moved to Maine and spent her days doing crafts, making new friends and enjoying her “little slice of heaven”. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Wildlife Care Center, in Vassalboro, and the Common Ground Country Fair.

She was the beloved wife of 60 years to the late Robert Sullivan, of Palermo, formerly of Malden, Massachusetts; the devoted mother of Robert F. Sullivan and his wife Kathleen (Wright) Sullivan, Robin (Sullivan) Watson and her husband Glenn Watson Jr., Lori A. Sullivan and her partner Jorge M. Leite, all of Malden, Massachusetts, Lisa (Sullivan) Thibert, of Everett, Massachusetts, Lynne Sullivan (Bardaro) and her husband Frank Bardaro of Revere, Massachusetts; nine grandchildren, two of whom preceded her in death; and three great-grandchildren.

Also preceded in death by her parents, Alice (Rice) Norman and Frederick J. Norman.

A private memorial service will be celebrated with family.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Wildlife Care Center, 1787 North Belfast Ave., Vassalboro, ME 04989.


WINSLOW – Ronald V. Roberge, 84, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer Unit, in Waterville. He was born March 19, 1936, in Waterville, the son of Alpha W. and Antionette (Pomerleau) Roberge.

On September 1, 1941, he started grammar school at St. John Parochial School, in Winslow, to the fifth grade and transferred to St. Francis de Sale Brothers Parochial School, in Waterville, and graduated from the eighth grade. On September 1, 1949, he started high school at Winslow High and attended for two years, transferred to Coburn Classical Institute, in Waterville, for one year. On June 18, 1953, he left school to join the United States Marine Corp for a three-year hitch and was honorably discharged June 18, 1956.

On September 1, 1956, to June 1, 1958, he went back to Coburn Classical Institute finishing school and upgraded himself with prepatory college courses. September 1, 1958, he enrolled in a two-year course at Maine Vocational Technical Institute in machine tool technology and graduated on June 1, 1960.

After his MVTI graduation, he went to Woburn, Massachusetts, to work as a machinist for two-and-a-half years in three different plants, Ratleons’ Spencer Laboratories, General Electric and finally Microwave Associates. In 1963, he moved back to Winslow to work as a machinist adjustor at Scott Paper Company, in Winslow. After six years, he was promoted to finishing and shipping as a maintenance manager until his retirement.

On September 5, 1960, he married the former Charlotte Nason, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winslow.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 59 years, Charlotte (Nason) Roberge, of Winslow; three children, Michelle Roberge, of Niceville, Florida, Thomas Roberge, of Waterville, and Nancy Roberge, of Brisbane, Australia; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Augusta, at a later date at the convenience of the family

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Ronald’s memory to The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

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


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