OBITUARIES for Thursday, February 18, 2021
JOHN A. ROLLESTON
CLINTON – John Alvin Rolleston, 64, died Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at a local hospital. He was born October 10, 1956, in Mahopac, New York, the son of George A. Rolleston and Rae E. Prahl.
He attended Fenton High School, in Fenton, Michigan, and attended Albion College for one year, Albion, Michigan.
John was self-employed in tax and financial services for over 35 years. John also enjoyed golfing and spending time with family and friends. He was a past treasurer for many years for the Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair, member of the Ira Berry Lodge #128, Blue Hill and the Sebasticook Lodge #146, Clinton and a member of the Skowhegan Elks.
John is survived by his stepmother, Barbara Rolleston; brothers, George J. and his wife, Roxanne, and Guy J. Rolleston; nephews and nieces, Kristopher, Matthew, Christopher, Lura and Jonathan.
He was predeceased by his parents.
Currently, there is no memorial service.
Memorial contributions in John’s may be made to your favorite charity.
CARMEN L. GIROUX
VASSALBORO – Carmen L. Giroux, 76, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. She was born on June 5, 1944, the day prior to D-Day, a daughter of the late Phillip and Sadie Morneau (Bolduc). She was one of nine children.
Carmen married Richard Giroux on July 6, 1963. Early on, Carmen was a homemaker raising her family. She worked many jobs throughout her life. She worked early on at C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, and was later employed in the medical field as a CNA, at Volmer’s Nursing Home, Lemieux’s Orchard, both in Vassalboro, and drove bus when she was needed. The last position that she was very proud of was her housekeeping position that she held at MaineGeneral Medical Center. This position she received awards for her excellence in her work ethics.
Carmen could cook! She was amazing and always had food on the table and in the oven. She could make the best food out of nothing. No one could duplicate her food. She would always want to feed you when you came over. She loved her flowers and planted many different flowers around her house. She had a soft spot for animals and loved to feed the birds, squirrel and chipmunks that came upon her deck. Many strays found their home with her. Carmen loved to garden and was always canning her rewards that she grew. She was a hard worker all her life. She was very religious and was always praying.
Carmen will be deeply and forever missed by all who knew her, but especially by her son Peter and her husband Richard who cared for at home as her health faltered.
Carmen was predeceased by her parents, Phillip and Sadie Morneau, sister, Jacqueline Halle, brother, Phillip Lawrence Morneau, sister, Mary Jane Cliché, and great-grandchild, Larissa Patnaude.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard Giroux; sons, Peter Giroux, of Vassalboro, Richard Giroux Jr. and wife Cynthia, of Albion; daughters, Jacqueline Giroux, of Vassalboro, Barbara Patnaude and husband David, of China; her nine grandchildren, Daven Giroux, Jessica Bolduc, Jacob Boivin, Jaron Boivin, Jestil Boivin, Jadelynn Giroux, Nathan Patnaude, Michael Patnaude, Caleb Patnaude; her siblings, Robert and Mary Morneau, Paul Morneau, Theresa and Joe Thibodeau, Reginald and Laurie Morneau, Roger and Cindy Morneau, as well as seven great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, February 10, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville. Burial followed in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine, 04330.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville.
An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carmen’s name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association USA National Office, 161 N. Clark, Suite 3550, Chicago, IL 60601
NANCY L. RODRIGUE
WINSLOW – Nancy L. (St. Pierre) Rodrigue, 76, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. She was born November 22, 1944, in Brunswick, the daughter of George and Georgette (Johnson) St. Pierre.
She was educated in the schools of Brunswick and on December 27, 1976, she married Joseph Rodrigue. She enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Nancy is survived by daughter, Nancy Clowes, of Waterville; granddaughter, Terri Clowes, of Waterville; two brothers, James St. Pierre, of Portland, and LonAllen St. Pierre; two sisters, Linda St. Pierre and Betty St. Pierre.
She was predeceased in 2020 by her husband, Joseph Rodrigue.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Rd., Skowhegan ME 04976.
DANIEL N. GORDON
WINDSOR – Daniel Norman Gordon, 78, of Weeks Mills Road, died Monday, February 8, 2021, at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Gardiner on December 20, 1942, the son of Robert N. Gordon and Anne (Thomas) Gordon.
Dan served honorably in the U.S. Army 1961-1964.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a line foreman for Joseph Kirschner Co. in Augusta, for many years, He worked for 10 years as a supervisory security guard at Digital, in Augusta, followed by security guard at Augusta General Hospital. His last and favorite job was special education driver for RSU #12.
Dan was a member of North Windsor Baptist Church where he served as deacon and trustee.
He was very involved in his community; he was on the organization committee for Windsor Days for 10 years, was a selectman for the town of Windsor for six years and volunteer ambulance driver for five years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert Gordon and Ronald Gordon, and one sister, Judith Tuttle.
Surviving is his wife, Pamela (Peaslee) Gordon, of Windsor; a daughter, Tammy Colfer and her husband Tim, of Hermon; two brothers, William Gordon, of Leesburg, Florida, and Leon Gordon, of Litchfield; a sister, Barbara Thompson, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; two grandchildren, Shawn and Alexis Colfer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
There are no planned visiting hours. Spring burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Windsor, to be announced at later time.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor. Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.
DONALD T. WESCOTT
SIDNEY – Donald T. Wescott, 86, of Sidney died Monday, February 8, 2021. He was born July 22, 1934, in Meriden, Connecticut, the son of Donald L. and Iva (Tracy) Wescott
He was a graduate of Meriden High School, in Connecticut, and a 1958 graduate of Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont, with a degree in business administration and commissioned Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army. In 1965, he continued his education at University of Maine Orono, earning a teaching degree in physical education and kinesiology.
Don was a high school teacher and football coach at Newburyport, Massachusetts; Stearns High School, Millinocket, Croton-Harmon High School, Croton-on-Hudson, New York; and Messalonskee High School, Oakland.
An avid outdoorsman, Don enjoyed fly fishing, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. But it was competitive canoeing that filled his later life. He competed in races all over the U.S. and Canada. He felt honored to be named “Ten Canoes” by canoists in the Penobscot Nation. Don was proud of his canoeing, his downeast heritage, and his family. His little piece of “Heaven on Earth” was the family camp on Pleasant Lake, above Patten.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly (Suedmeyer) Wescott; a daughter, Jennifer L. Hickey and husband Colin, of Waterville, three sons, Kyle T. Wescott and wife Donna, of Waterville, Stephen M. Wescott and partner Deborah Kelley, of Winthrop, and Jon D. Wescott and wife Larissa, of Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada; six grandchildren, Casey P. Wescott, of Belgrade, Melissa N. Wescott, of Aubrey, Texas, Benjamin I. Hickey and Jacob C. Hickey, both of New Orleans, Louisiana, Keaton D. Wescott and Elena C. Wescott, both of Lions Bay, British Columbia, Canada.
There will be no public service.
An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at https://www.gallantfh.com/.
DAVID H. TONDREAU
AUGUSTA—David H. Tondreau, 69, of Augusta, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at his home. He was born in Augusta October 23, 1951, the son of Conrad and Ruth (Fletcher) Tondreau.
David attended Cony High School, in Augusta, and joined the Army soon after. He served in Vietnam for just over four years. David worked as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for many years. His true loves in life were his family, his country and his pug dogs.
David was predeceased by his father, Conrad Tondreau and his brother Lionel Tondreau.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn (Noble) Tondreau; his mother, Ruth; his children, David Heath Tondreau, Brandon Tondreau and his wife Lisa, and Amanda Lemarre and her husband, Gerald, all of Carthage, Texas; a brother, Gary Tondreau and his wife Lorena, of Sidney; his sisters, Cheryl Dutil and her husband Jim, Laurie Tondreau and Valerie Schriver and her husband, Mike, all of Augusta; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A graveside service will be held later in the Spring .
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website at www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.
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