OBITUARIES for Thursday, December 21, 2023


WATERVILLE – Keith Douglas Reynolds, 67, passed away Monday, December 4, 2023. Keith was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on January 3, 1956, the son of Meridith (Bub) and Helen (Johnson) Reynolds.

He grew up in Atkinson, New Hampshire. He was educated at Timberlane Regional High School and attended the University of New Hampshire.

Keith worked in the maintenance department for the City of Haverhill school system before retiring in 2016.

Keith enjoyed spending time with his buddies from Smith’s Tavern, hunting in Maine, and cooking. He was a chef at heart, creating meals from whatever leftovers were in the fridge. You never knew which container was actual “butter.”

After Keith retired, he and his wife, Paula, moved to Albion, to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, Meridith (Bub) and Helen Reynolds.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Paula; his children Jillian Reynolds, Shawn Richard and his wife Kelly, Danielle Amerault and her husband Joe; his grandchildren, Madison, Emily, Stephanie, Jacob; his great-grandchild, Osiris; his brothers Wayne Reynolds and Steven Reynolds; his sister Diane Ciolek and her sons Adam and Nathan.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Keith’s honor to the: Humane Society Waterville Area at


HIRAM, Georgia – Richard “Dickie” Cote, 76, of Hiram, Georgia, died October 8, 2023, following an illness.

Born in Waterville to Augustus and Josephine Cote, Dickie graduated from Waterville High School in 1966.

Dickie enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967 and served in West Germany, Central America, Fort Knox and many other locations. During his time at Fort Bliss, Dickie drove for Ret. Gen. Omar Bradley.

After 26 years in the Army, Dickie retired as a Sgt. Major. He moved to Chicago and taught JROTC at schools including Calumet High School and Englewood High School. He later retired and moved to Georgia and Texas.

Dickie spent his life serving his family, community and country. He is dearly missed.

Dickie is survived by his wife Maria; son Raymond; grandchildren Amber and Brandon; sister-in-law Jackie Cote, of Colorado; sister Georgie Lyons and her husband Harry, of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, son Thomas, brothers Ronald Cote and Robert Cote and sister Carol Blier.

Dickie will be buried with military honors in San Antonio, Texas, at the convenience of his family.


JEFFERSON – Darren “Darry” S. Bryant, 61, of Jefferson, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 9, 2023. He was born on May 6, 1962, in Augusta, the son of Ralph L. Bryant Jr. and Donna E. (Dawson) Bryant.

Darren graduated from Lincoln Academy in 1981. On May 20, 1983, he married the love of his life, Wanda H. (Dyer) Bryant, of 40 years.

He started working on Johnston’s Dairy Farm, in Jefferson, at an early age. Darren worked as a truck driver and laborer for Johnston Brothers Paving Company for 29 years. He also worked as a locally known trash man, who always had a bone for his canine friends.

Darren was a collector of fine items that were often overlooked by others. He also enjoyed hunting with his two girls and his brother Bill, fishing and gardening with family and friends.

Darren’s sense of humor was a joy to many people and gave them a smile or made them burst out with full laughter.

Darren was predeceased by his parents Ralph Jr. and Donna, brother Kevin (Kev) and sister Lori (Tissy).

He is survived by his wife Wanda H. (Dyer) Bryant ,of Jefferson; daughters Melissa and her husband Travis Bryant, of Jefferson, and Amber and her husband Stanley Brewer Jr., of Bremen; three grandchildren; uncle Roger and Aunt Jeanne Bryant, of Jefferson; auntie Elwilda Hodgkins, of Jefferson; as well as brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

The family will remember Darren privately.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s of Waldoboro. To extend online condolences, light a candle for Darren or to share a picture or story, please visit Darren’s Book of Memories at


WATERVILLE – Dorothy M. Knight, 89, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2023, at Lakewood Rehab Facility, in Waterville, following a month-long battle with congestive heart failure. She was born in Newberry, South Carolina, on June 26, 1934, the daughter of Walter and Mable Nobles.

Dot moved several times in her younger years, but finally ended up in Rome, Maine, where she made her home for the last 52 years.

Dot started her journey of faith at the age of eight with the Salvation Army Church, where she remained a member for many years. She graduated from Cony High School,, in Augusta, in 1952, followed by being a secretary for the State of Maine; after which she became a devoted stay at home mom, until in later years, she worked at Russel’s clothing store and volunteered many years at Thayer Hospital, in Waterville.

Dot was a faithful member of the Rome Baptist Church for 50 years. She loved her family, playing cards and games (especially Scrabble), watching the birds, square dancing, roses, and spending time with her pets Maisy and Blackie.

Dot was predeceased by her first husband Erland Hallowell, her second husband, Roland Knight, son David Hallowell and stepson Albert Knight.

She is survived by her children, Dana Hallowell and wife, Lila, James Hallowell, and Debbie Mullen and husband, Peter; stepdaughter Gail Manley; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and daughters-in-law Judy Hallowell and Pam Knight; .

A service was held on Friday December 15, at Wheeler Funeral Home, in Oakland.

Graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church Street, Oakland, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting


ALBION – David M. Goodhue, 102, of Albion passed away at Togus Veteran Hospital on Thursday, December 14, 2023. David was born on November 11, 1921 in Sidney, to Martin and Evelyn Goodhue.

He graduated from Waterville High School. He then went on to enlist in the U.S. Navy where he taught gunnery skills to others.

David enjoyed music and playing the bag pipes. He was in three different Shriner’s bag pipe bands along the east coast: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Florida.

David worked in telecommunications and advertising as a sales rep for New England Telephone and Telegraph.

He was predeceased by his parents and stepson Michael Otis.

He is survived by his wife Arlene E. Otis Goodhue; his children Eldon Goodhue, Janice Rotondi, Robert Goodhue, Donna Nicholaides, David (D.J.) Martin Goodhue Jr.; stepchildren John Otis, Kathleen Parker, Sandra Doucette, Patrick Otis; and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren

Burial will take place at Maine Veterans Cemetery in the Spring.

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


BENTON – Rose-Marie “Rose” (Chasse) Bickford, 75, of Fairfield, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2023, at Redington Fairview General Hospital, in Skowhegan, following a long battle with dementia. She was born on March 13, 1948, in Waterville, the daughter of Rosaire and Ella Chasse.

In 1966, she graduated from Winslow High School and then went on to work at a variety of jobs, including Scott Paper, Key Bank, Senior Spectrum, and the local town offices.

While at Scott Paper Co., she met her husband, Rodney Bickford. They married on May 30, 1970, and welcomed three sons. They spent 45 happy years together. During those years, they enjoyed trips to Disney World, going on motorcycle trips with their friends and family and spending time with their grandchildren.

Rose was a caregiver, always wanting to help her family, friends, and neighbors. From working at Senior Spectrum, to caring for her husband who battled cancer for many years, to running errands for her elderly neighbors. She was always there when someone needed help.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Rodney, and her older sister, Nancy Yvon.

She is survived by her three sons, Rodney Bickford Jr. and wife Melissa, of Benton, Ryan Bickford and wife Jenna, of Rochester, New Hampshire, and James Bickford and wife Kara, of Fairfield; her brother Gerard Chasse and wife Connie, of Bradenton, Florida; her sister Carmen Doucette and husband Paul, of Winslow, and her close sister-in-law Mary Tingley and husband Bruce, of Fairfield; eight grandchildren, Kacey, Gabrielle, Carson, Brody, Leyton, Amelia, Edwyn, and Emily; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be from noon – 2 p.m., followed by a memorial service to begin at 2 p.m., on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street in Fairfield, with Pastor Stephen Donahue officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Spectrum Generations, 38 Gold St., Waterville, ME 04901.


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