OBITUARIES for Thursday, February 10, 2022


OAKLAND – Sheila Barbara Kinney, 74, of Oakland, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, one week shy of her 75th birthday. She was born on January 18, 1947, to the late Shirley R. and Margaret B. Bowden Carter, of Winthrop.

She attended the Winthrop Public Schools system where she played trumpet and was a member of the glee club. She was employed by Consolidated Delivery Service. Additionally, she was a support staff employee for EMS of Augusta. Her hobbies were reading and crocheting.

Shelia was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother.

She is survived by three sons, two daughters; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, one brother; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Committal to take place at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn.


OAKLAND – Peter Michael Levesque, 78, of Oakland, passed away on Tuesday January 18, 2022. Peter was born on January 28, 1943, to Leon Levesque Sr. and Muriel (Loubier) Levesque, of Fairfield. The seventh child of nine siblings, Leon and Muriel named their five youngest boys John, David, Paul, Peter and James after the disciples of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The family lost their patriarch early in their lives, leaving Muriel and the older siblings to raise the family when there were little to no aid programs available. Peter had to go to work early in life to help himself as well as his family, holding multiple jobs at one time. It was while working at the Cascade Woolen mill, in Clinton, that he fell in love with his soulmate at a diner across the street where Virginia Beale was waiting tables. That love affair was put on hold in the spring of ‘67 when Peter was drafted into the U.S. Army. Peter served his country in Vietnam with the 8th Army assigned to an artillery unit, participating in the Tet Offensive in January 1968, Peter returned home to fend off any potential suitors and married his true love Virginia Beale and raised two boys.

Pete and Ginny as they were known were a dynamic duo, professionally as well as socially. In between working swing shifts at the mill, Pete and Ginny opened the first of her hair salons, the Zodiac on Silver Street, in Waterville. In his spare time Pete began a small rubbish route on the town dump days. Building from that Peter grew his side hustle, acquired other small local routes and eventually his company was sought after and acquired by the largest rubbish company on the globe. Not too weighed down with the thought of retirement, they purchased the Saddleback Motor Inn, in Rangeley. Having seen its better days, the Inn was in need of renewal, so Pete and Ginny rolled up their sleeves and went back to work. After renovating the 20-room inn they rebranded the restaurant and bar the Hungry Trout Bar & Grille. Pete and Ginny played host to thousands over the course of eight years.

Peter befriended many people with his charm, sense of humor, grin and that twinkle in his blue eyes, never having any ill will for anyone.

Peter is survived by his sons, Brent (Annette), of Winslow, Brian (Shyanne), of Burnham; grandsons, Dustin, of Portland, and Jared, of Winslow; brother James, of Faifield; sisters Joann Hopkins, of Green Spring’s Cove, Florida, and Kathy Sandy (Raymond), of Ocean View, Delaware; brother-in-law, Charles Proctor, of Burnham; sisters-in-law Mary, of Augusta, Drena, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Lillian, of St. Meyers, Florida, Delores, of Benton, and Jane, of Campbellsville, Kentucky.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Paul, David, John and Leon Jr. and a sister Annette Cloutier.

A Celebration of Life was held Sunday February 6, at the V.F.W. Post. #8835 175 Veteran Dr. Winslow, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a charitable contribution to the Ronald McDonald House, RMHC of Maine, Inc., 250 Brackett St., Portland, ME 04102-3208.


WATERVILLE – Florian “Babe” J. LaChance, 94, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Lake­wood Nursing Home, in Waterville. He was born October 21, 1927, in Waterville, the son of Anthony J. and Josephine LaChance.

He attended local schools and was employed for 41 years as a boiler operator for Scott Paper Company, in Winslow. He retired from there at the age of 59.

He was a member of the Waterville Elks Club where he cooked very surprising meals (such a great chef), St. Francis de Sales and Notre Dame churches, both in Waterville, where he was very active in the Christian community. He cooked specialty dinners for Notre Dame Church which was his passion. He spent a great deal of time and effort collecting donations for the low-income residents. Wherever he went, everyone knew him and he will be sadly missed by all. Babe will be remembered for his kindness, giving, and thoughtfulness of others.

Florian is survived by children, Patsy M. LaChance, of New Gloucester, Paul J. LaChance and wife Jeannie, of Fairfield, Mike LaChance and wife Sonya, of Oakland; grandchildren, Danielle O’Neal, Alisha Simpson, Tobey LaChance, Jamin LaChance; great grandchildren, Alex Simpson, Keegan LaChance; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Joan.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Babe’s memory to the local foodbanks or a favorite charity.


FAIRFIELD – Constance Mary (Paquette) Laflamme, 88, died at her home in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Connie was born on July 18, 1933, at the Sisters Hospital, in Waterville, the eldest daughter of Hope Helen (Holt) Paquette and Wallace William Paquette.

Her early school years were at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School, in Fairfield. She graduated from Lawrence High School , in Fairfield, in 1950 at the age of 16 and worked at the Bill Burgess Insurance Company, in Fairfield. She was subsequently employed in the office of Lockwood-Dutchess Textile Mill, in Waterville. Following a few years of employment in the Keyes Fibre office, in Waterville, Connie set her sights on Florida where she spent two years working at a Miami blood bank. She returned to Maine in 1960.

She married Daniel Laflamme in 1962 and they would have been married for 60 years in May 2022. Together, they ran Fairfield Printing Company for 38 years in the basement of their home.

Though quiet and reserved by nature, those who knew her found that she could be verbal and feisty whenever the occasion warranted. Like her mother before her, she loved seeing the beautiful sunsets and partaking in the yearly Christmas shopping trips to Peabody, Massachusetts, with her sisters. She enjoyed the many mystery trips arranged by her sister Paula, where the destination was unknown, but many laughs were shared by the travelers. Connie also enjoyed camping with her husband, boys, and Labrador Retriever, “Topsy.”

Connie was predeceased by her mother and father; brothers Robert and Thomas Paquette, and sisters Paula Simpson, Deborah Veilleux, and Rebecca Paquette, Carol Paquette, and Patricia Paquette.

She is survived by her husband Daniel; sons Daniel, Dominic, David, and Matthew Laflamme; brothers Wallace Paquette Jr. and Donald Paquette; sisters Prudence Moody, and Susan Ross; grandchildren Catherine Laflamme, Daniel “Jacques” Laflamme, William Laflamme, and Adam Laflamme; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass was celebrated on Thursday, February 3, at Notre Dame du Perpetuel Secours, 116 Silver St., Waterville, ME, with Rev. William Clark, SJ, celebrant.

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

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Constance Laflamme to the “Fairfield K of C, Jamaican Fund,” giving aid to poor families on the island of Jamaica


SIDNEY – Gordon R. Harde, 87, of Sidney, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at the Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta, following complications from a brief health battle. Gordon was born in LaPorte, Indiana, on Febuary 21, 1934.

He attended high school in LaPorte, Indiana. Following his graduation in 1952, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in dedicated service to his country in both active and reserve duty. Following release from active service (1956), Gordon attended the College of Pharmacy at Butler University, Indianapolis. During that period, Gordon found the love of his life, Clara Peeples. They were joined in marriage on December 27, 1958, to begin their journey as forever soulmates, and they recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.

After his college graduation in 1960, Gordon began his professional pharmacy career and was employed as a pharmacist for eight years at a small family drug store in South Bend, Indiana. In light of his growing family (son Michael and daughter Caryn) and broadening professional horizon, Gordon and Clara relocated to Maine where Gordon began a lengthy tenure with LaVerdiere’s Super Drug Stores. He worked as a pharmacist in many of their stores before being promoted to Director of Pharmaceutical Operations, where he oversaw and guided all aspects of LaVerdiere’s 50-plus location pharmacy division. Following his departure from LaVerdiere’s, Gordon entered the hospital field and continued his work as a pharmacist at Mid-Maine Medical Center, in Waterville, and at Kennebec Valley Medical Center, in Augusta. Gordon spent his final professional years working as a pharmacist at the VA Medical Center, at Togus, where he helped provide pharmacy services to other veterans.

Following his retirement at age 71, Gordon served as a volunteer at Maine Hospice of Waterville and at the Veterans Administration at Togus. Gordon carved eagle-head wooden canes for all of his hospice friends as an honor, commemoration, and reminder of their selfless contributions to our country.

Gordon was a renowned decoy and decorative bird carver. His works ranged from traditional, simply-carved pieces, to contemporary, intricately detailed decoys that, even at close range, appeared ready to take wing. He won many blue ribbons and Best of Show honors at both regional and national competitions as well as ribbons at the Ward World Championship competition held annually, in Ocean City, Maryland. He was also one of the founding members of the Maine Wood Carvers Association and introduced many people to the art of carving. He was accomplished as a flat art painter in acrylic, oil, and watercolor, and he loved all things related to woodworking. While he spent many hours in his workshop, Gordon still found time to enjoy bird watching, kayaking, fishing, hunting, hiking, diving, skiing, family game nights, and managing his and Clara’s property in Sidney.

There was never a dull moment when you were around Gordon. He could keep a group laughing and entertained for hours with his recounts of youthful antics (mostly at the expense of his childhood best friend, Walter). His propensity for witty playfulness as an adult was no less frequent but did have a bit of refinement and polish that came with decades of practice. Gordon was well-known for being a prankster. He showed a genuine interest in the lives of others, and he treated everyone with respect. He was a man of integrity who often said that a person’s worth is not measured by their assets but rather by the character of their soul. He loved his family beyond measure and was infinitely loved in return.

He is survived by his wife Clara; son Mike Harde and wife Kara Spragg; daughter Caryn Burwood and husband Tim; granddaughter Jamie Burwood and husband Adam Vachon; grandson Derek Harde and wife Laurence B. Violette; Darlene Norris and husband John; sisters-in-law Carol Jean Harde and Pamela Kozy and husband Raymond; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, Axel and Frieda (Wegener) Harde; brother Milton; brother-in-law Donald Peeples and wife Denise; and sisters-in-law Lana Peeples and Donna Zech and husband Bud.

A spring memorial graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 2 p.m., at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.

Arrangements are in the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Augusta. Special memories, condolences, and well-wishes for the family can be shared on the funeral home’s website at:

Memorial contributions in Gordon’s name may be made to: Travis Mills Foundation, 747 Western Ave., Suite 1, Manchester, ME 04351 or to Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, 304 Main St., Waterville, ME 04901.


CHINA – Ghislaine “Jackie” Noella Fecteau, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in China, on Friday, January 28, 2022. Ghislaine was born on December 8, 1937, in St. Come de Beauce, Québec, Canada, to Joseph and Imelda Lessard.

Her family moved to Saint Joseph where she attended school. She worked in the local convent where she found her faith, which continued to bring her joy throughout her life.

She was a communicant of Saint John the Baptist Church, in Winslow, and she enjoyed visiting the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, in Waterville. She moved to Waterville at the age of 19 with her previous husband and they had three children, Paul Veilleux, Louise (Keith Clarke), and Lise (Kenneth Theriault). Ghislaine married Lee Fecteau on July 30, 1977, at Saint John the Baptist Church, in Winslow. They enjoyed 49 years of marriage, living first in Winslow for 28 years and then China. She was also blessed to experience winters at her home in Florida where she was able to make many friends.

She had a great passion and talent for sewing, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. Ghislaine had a wonderful sense of humor and always loved to make people around her laugh.

She is survived by five grandchildren, Jamie and Elise Theriault (Mark Pelletier), Eric and Aimee Clarke, and Laura Veilleuxsiblings, Jean Thomas (Bibiane), Huguette (Laurier), Lise (Richard) and Jacqueline (Roger); sister-in-law Caroline Bernier Fecteau and her friend Mark Hockenberry; her in-laws, George Lessard, Carmen Bete, Celine Lessard and Annette Giguere; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Paul and her siblings Marcel, Emile, Elie ,Clement, Roland and Theresa.

A Mass and a celebration of life will be held this spring, date and place to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, 101 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901, or The Northern Light Home Care Hospice, Suite 1, 50 Foden Rd. South Portland, ME 04106.


FAIRFIELD – Sally E. Peters, 72, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 28, 2022. She was born on June 13, 1949, in Rockland, to John and Margaret Mitchell.

Sally graduated from Warren High School and from Central Beauty School, in Augusta. She married her husband Dolan D. Peters, of Fairfield, in 1969. Together they had three children.

Over the years Sally worked various jobs including The Fairfield Creamery, Laverdiere’s Hair Fashions, Joseph’s Clothing, in Fairfield, and KeSo Federal Credit Union. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother who had a huge heart and opened her home to others often. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Sally is survived by her husband Dolan; two daughters, Tammy Gidney and husband James, Amy Peters and long time partner Eddie; grandchildren Cody Thibodeau and wife Randa, Brock and Ty Peters, Eddie Deberry, and Ali Peters; great-grandchildren Lincoln and Barrett Thibodeau; a brother John Mitchell, his wife Donna; and Sally’s neice Heather.

Sally was predeceased by her parents, in-laws David and Dora Peters; and by her only son Dale D. Peters in 2014.

Arrangements are under the care of Dan and Scott’s cremation services. There will be no public services per Sally’s wishes.


VASSALBORO – James F. Butler III M.D., 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Vassalboro, on Sunday, January 30, 2022. He was born on September 12, 1932, at St. Barnabas Hospital, in Portland, to James and Hazel Butler, grew up in Augusta and was a devoted brother to siblings Kay, Alyson, and Bruce.

A proud Navy pilot in the 1950s, Jim continued on to work for Folsom’s Air Service, in Greenville, as a bush pilot. After graduating from medical school at the University of Vermont in 1965, he completed a residency in family medicine at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, and then served in the Grenfell Mission, in Newfoundland, Canada, and Labrador, Canada, providing medical care to remote and indigenous communities.

He went on to specialize in orthopedic surgery and opened a practice in Waterville. Following 21 years in private practice, Jim “retired” in 1995 and immediately went to work full time at the Veterans Administration hospital at Togus. He retired again 17 years later, at the age of 81.

Jim had a quick wit, a tenacious spirit, and a mischievous, fun-loving nature. He was kind, thoughtful and genuinely interested in the people he met and the places he explored. Jim enjoyed Maine to the fullest, from the mountains to the coast, sailing, skiing, hunting, camping, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife and partner of 55 years, Sally; their four children, Bill, Kate, Jess and Ian, and their respective partners; and his five grandchildren, Marly, Hazel, Jay, Hugh, and Ozzy.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be planned for later in 2022.

Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and 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 http://www.familyfirstfh.­com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Maine Coast Heritage Trust at https://give. or the Kennebec Valley Humane Society at,


SIDNEY – Dolores Yannelli, 77, died Saturday, January 29, 2022, at the Maine Medical Center, in Portland, following a brief illness. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, on April 16, 1944, a daughter of the late Ralph and Angelina (Piazza) Sobreira.

Mrs. Yannelli was a graduate of Bloomfield High School. She was a very talented self-taught crafter who was self-employed for many years under the name of Country Wood n’ Stuff.

She was predeceased by her brother, Ralph Sobreira, sister, Marie Bolland; and a great-grandson, Jesse Tillson.

Mrs. Yannelli is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ronald J. Yannelli, of Sidney; sister, Barbara Jean Banks, of Irvington, New Jersey; two daughters, Dana Yannelli and her husband Bruce Plourd, of Sidney, and Dineen Yannelli ,of Middletown, New Jersey; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be no public visiting hours. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 11, at 2 p.m., at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. Burial will be held at a later date. A Celebration of life will be held later this summer.

A live stream of the service can be seen, and condolences, stories, and photos may be shared at

The family is asking that donations be made to Maine Medical Center’s Barbara Bush NICU.


SIDNEY – Donna B. Lyon, 49, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville. She was born June 7, 1972, in Augusta, the daughter of David L. and Sylvia A. (Clark) Lyon.

She graduated from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, in 1992, with a Certified Nurse’s Aide degree. She was employed at several nursing homes. She was a wonderful friend and great co-worker and will be missed by many.

Donna is survived by brother, Scott Lyon and wife Angela, of Manchester; sisters, Stephanie Hippler and husband Charles, of Manchester, Michelle Lyon, of Augusta; children, David Robinson, of Oakland, Angel Robinson, Alice Robinson, of Waterville; grandchildren, Kashton and Penelope; nephews, Cody Lyon, Charles Hippler IV and niece, Desiree Lyon.

She was predeceased by her partner, Eddie Fortin.

A private Celebration of Life will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.

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

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



LINCOLN CITY, Oregon – Theodore Everett Hardy Jr., 83, passed away peacefully in Lincoln City, Oregon, on Sunday, January 2, 2022, after recently moving to the west coast to be closer to family. Ted was born in Waterville, March 7, 1938, to parents Theodore Everett Hardy and Doris Wright Hardy.

Ted joined the Coast Guard in 1955 and served until 1978. This included a tour in Vietnam 1966-1967. He retired Senior Chief Petty Officer E8. After retirement, Ted joined the Winslow Police Department for 20 years with titles of officer, detective and drug enforcement officer.

Ted was preceded in death by his wife and soulmate of 54 years, Rachel Mae Hardy, in 2012.

Ted is survived by his daughter Beth Towers, husband John Towers and grandchildren Julia and Janelle, of Oregon; daughter Leanne Gonzalez, husband Orlando Gonzalez and grandchildren April and Cece of Florida; son Bruce Hardy, of California; brother John Drury Hardy, of California; and sister Elizabeth George-Hussey, of New Hampshire; several great-grandchildren. Memorial and burial information will be given at a later date.


MESA, Arizona – Maurice D. Rossignol, 92, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, in Mesa, Arizona. He was born in Waterville on October 5, 1929, son of Donat and Florina (Bourassa) Rossignol.

Maurice attended Oakland schools. He married Joycelyn Marie King, in Fairfield, on October 12, 1950. During their 44-year marriage they raised seven children in Waterville.

Maurice worked as a dairyman for many years at D. Rossignol and Sons Dairy Farm, in Oakland. In 1973 he founded ROKI Waste Disposal, in Waterville, selling in the early 1990s. Since that time, he owned and operated ROKI Repair Shop, in Winslow, with assistance of his dedicated team, until his passing.

Maurice (Maury) enjoyed life to its fullest, living each day to please his Maker. His naturally affable and outgoing nature endeared him to all who met him.

He was a longtime member of the Waterville Elks Club. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, motorcycling and boating with extended family and friends. He enjoyed his camp on Great Pond, in Belgrade. He loved traveling, making friends throughout the U.S. with his significant other, Sylvia Crawford.

He enjoyed life with her in Mesa, Arizona, for the past 18-plus years.

Maurice was predeceased by his parents; wife Joyce; daughter Judith Schlotfeldt and husband Robert; brother Gerald Rossignol and wife Norma; sister-in-law Heliette Rossignol; brother-in-law Gerard Martin.

He is survived by Sylvia Crawford, of Mesa, Arizona, and her family; Maurice’s children: Barbara (H. George) Robitaille, of Lisbon, Natalie (Jonathan) Palley, of Worcester, Massachusetts, Edward (Janice) Rossignol, of Shawmut, Patricia Rossignol, of Winslow, Gene Rossignol and fiancée Blanche Nadeau, of Waterville, David (Ann) Rossignol, of Sanford; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Roland Rossignol and Jeannette Colford, of Oakland, and Lillian Martin, of Waterville; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Maine and announced at a later date.

Local arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, Waterville.

An online guestbook may be signed condolences and memories shared at

In honor of Maurice’s generous and unconditional giving spirit, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


PORTLAND – Richard Joseph Patrick Bouchard, 79, passed away on Tues­day, February 1, 2022. He was the son of the late Gerard and Jeffrine (Labbe) Bou­chard, of Win­slow.

He was a man of many talents and of deep faith. He loved the arts, enjoyed painting beautiful scenes, and had a flair for decorating. He produced, directed, and choreographed many musicals while living in Florida. His six months away from snow were well enjoyed as he reveled in recruiting his fellow senior citizens to perform in the productions of Broadway musicals. After each show ended everyone was eager to know “what are we going to do next year”?

Retiring after 30 years of working for Bell Telephone he knew what he would do in retirement. He was a tour guide for local travel companies, and many cruise ships arriving in Portland. He studied and knew all the trivia and facts for Maine, New York City and other ports of destination, already having much knowledge of Broadway musicals.

His spiritual life was fostered early in his life by his parents and the Ursuline nuns in Waterville, which led him to seminary in Hyde Park, New York, to study for the priesthood. Realizing he was not a candidate for the priesthood he left and joined the United States Air Force instead. He was always involved with the church, serving in many capacities. He also served on the parish council.

While stationed in Germany, which he loved, he married and had his son, Michael. After returning home to Maine, his daughter, Sonja, was born, both his children were the joy and love of his life. As the years progressed five grandchildren were born, Nicole (my little Nicoleta), Ryan, twins Matthew and Stephen, and Nathan.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his grandson, Stephen.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Campbell; his children Michael and his wife Kelley Trefethen, and Sonja Bouchard Boyle; his grandchildren; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Kylee; his sister, Nancy Michaud and her husband Donald, of Winslow; and many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours at Jones Rich and Barnes Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Church, in Portland, will be announced on the funeral home website. Please visit to sign Richard’s online guest book.


WATERVILLE – Eugene H. St. Peter, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 20, 2021, at Mount St. Joseph Nursing Home, in Waterville. The son of Alfred and Louise (Bishop) St. Peter, born October 11, 1941, Gene was a lifetime resident of Madison.

He graduated from Madison High School in 1961 and married Patricia Daigle, in September of the same year. After attending auto body school in Old Town, he returned to Madison and worked in Merle Waugh’s garage. He traveled the state with Ferris Music, followed by a stint at Ferris Grocery, where he began his study and apprenticeship toward becoming a master electrician. He completed his journeyman hours with Edgar Strang and Fred Chapman before founding Gene’s Electric, a business he maintained throughout the rest of his working life.

Though Gene experienced many struggles throughout his lifetime, he lived a rich life. He enjoyed antique cars, auctions, and keeping his lawn perfectly mowed. He was known for his sarcastic wit, turns of phrase, and cheeky nicknames. Despite his gruff exterior, Gene was consistently generous with his work and actions and was a friend to many.

Gene was predeceased by his first wife Patricia (1943-1980), and later married Rose Marie (Roy) St. Peter (1940-2015), siblings Orin, Claudine, Leo, Clifford, Gilbert, Ethelyn and Evelyn.

He is survived by his son Mark and his wife Sharon and their children Patricia and Amelia, of San Francisco, California; his daughter Marla Baruch and her son Wyatt, from Madison; sister-in-law Paula Beach, from Norridgewock; in-laws Roland and Linda St. Pierre, of Livermore; along with numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the spring.


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