OBITUARIES for Thursday, February 23, 2023
THOMAS C. HACHEY
OAKLAND – Thomas C. Hachey, 65, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023, following a hard fight with cancer. Tom was born on December 12, 1957, in Waterville, the son of Lois Hachey and Edward F. Hachey.
He was a devoted husband to his wife Jan Hachey, a dad to his children, Michael and Lauren Hachey, and a Grampy to his little princess Ellie Hachey. Tom’s smile would light up a room and everyone knew he always had a good story to tell.
Early on, he started his long stretch of employment after graduating from Waterville High School in 1976, just making enough beer money to make it back and forth to hockey games with the boys. This eventually led him to working for the Waterville Police Department where he met his partner in “crime”, Steve Thompson. A few years went by and they decided to purchase Arbo’s Towing and Repair, in Waterville, along with other investments down the road. Tom and Steve worked together for a total of 42 years until Tom retired three years ago.
Aside from work, Tom was an avid outdoorsman that loved to hunt, fish, and hang out at camp. A group of close friends got together to build a beautiful camp in Northeast Carry right on Moosehead Lake. Making memories with friends and family, there was no place Tom would rather go (besides Pennsylviania/Alaska). From moose hunts, deer hunts, bird hunts, fishing trips, ice fishing, you name it, camp was the place to be.
Tom loved watching and playing sports his entire life. From cheering on his New England teams to coaching all of Michael and Lauren’s youth teams, Tom never missed a game or an opportunity to yell from the stands.
Tom is also survived by his sister Virginia Joseph, brother Michael and wife Mary Hachey; is nephews Gregory Joseph, Steven and wife Sherri Hachey, as well as their two children Dylan and Cameron Hachey.
Services will be held at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street, in Waterville, at 10 a.m., on Thursday, March 2. A reception is to follow immediately after the service at the Elks Lodge banquet room, in Waterville.
PAUL E. DUBOIS
OAKLAND – Paul E. Dubois, 62, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2023, in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. He was born August 30, 1960, in Waterville, son of Robert E and Sharon Reynolds Dubois. Paul passed away peacefully while on vacation in South Carolina.
He attended Sidney and Oakland schools, graduating from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, in 1978. He joined the Army National Guard after high school, stationed in Fort Dix, New Jersey. He was a metal worker and wheeled vehicle mechanic.
Paul was also a professional welder. Other jobs included Cascade Woolen Mill, in Oakland, BABAC, in Winslow, TCR, Sappi, in Hinckley, and apartment management to name a few.
Lobstering as a recreation became a labor of love. He and partner Debbie became the local lobster dealers. They spent countless hours cooking and distributing to local clients.
Paul loved camping, hunting, fishing, woodworking and many mechanical endeavors.
One of his last great accomplishments was turning his Harley Davidson motorcycle into a trike. He was very proud of it.
Paul was a member Oakland American Legion Post #51, where he was currently the finance officer. He was instrumental in the success and getting the financial situation into a great place. He loved to do the chicken BBQs and make dough boys. Paul was also a member of the American Legion Riders which he was very involved and also help to start the Post #51 Chapter where he also served as the treasurer.
He was also very active in the Oakland Lions Club where he and Debbie could be found in the trailer cooking up meals at the Gazebo and other locations for the Lions Club. Paul was also a member of the Waterville Forrest J. Pare VFW Post #1285 Auxiliary, and the Waterville Elks Lodge #905.
Survivors include sister Peggy Kinsey, of Belgrade; nece Holly, husband Charlie Plourde; and great-niece Amani Plourde, of Vassalboro. Far too many extended family and friends to name.
Paul was predeceased by parents Robert and Sharon DuBois; his partner Debbie Williams, for whom his life was forever changed after her sudden passing
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 3 p.m., at the American Legion, in Oakland, where there will be a military service followed by the Waterville Elks Lodge ceremony.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Oakland American Legion Post #51 Project.
SISTER JOYCE KEEVAN
WATERVILLE – Sister Joyce, formerly known as Sr. Ann Patrick, 86, died on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at Mount Joseph, Waterville, following a long journey with dementia. She was in her 66th year as a Sister of St. Joseph of Lyon.
Joyce was born on May 16, 1936, in South Berwick, daughter of Leroy and Mary (Lawless) Keevan and one of four siblings with Leroy, Thomas, and Ann. Ann also became a Sister of St. Joseph. Joyce attended St. Michael School and the Academy of St. Joseph, graduating in 1953. She earned a B.S. in Natural Sciences from St. Joseph College, Standish, and continued her education through programs of the National Science Foundation at Western Maryland College, Maryland, and Emory College, Georgia. She also pursued pastoral studies at Loyola University.
She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon in 1954 and made her First Vows on August 15, 1956. Over the years Joyce served in various leadership positions of the community: the Provincial Council; the Advisory Board of St. Joseph’s Child Care Center, and on the Sisters’ Board of Directors.
Sr. Joyce was a teacher at heart and succeeded in making science come alive for her students at St. Rose of Lima School, Jay; St. Michael School and the Academy of St. Joseph, South Berwick; St. John the Baptist School, Winslow; and Marshwood High School, Eliot, where she spent the last 25 years of her teaching career.
Sr. Joyce loved nature and the outdoors, the various pets that became part of her life, and the Boston Red Sox. In her retirement she had her dog trained as a therapy pet and would visit local nursing homes bringing joy to residents and staff alike. She celebrated her Irish ancestry year-round.
She was predeceased by her parents and siblings and is survived by the Sisters of St. Joseph, with whom she shared life and ministry, several faithful and loving friends, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 24, 10 a.m. at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver St., Waterville. Visitation will be at Notre Dame one hour prior to the Mass. A reception will follow at the Notre Dame Parish Hall. She will be buried at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Waterville.
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 http://www.gallant.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for the missions of the sisters may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 80 Garland Rd., Winslow, ME 04901.
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