Obituaries for Thursday, February 28, 2019


FAIRFIELD CENTER – Betty M. Veilleux, 92, of Fairfield Center, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019. She was born in Waterville on January 14, 1927, the daughter of the late Hugh and Fern (Donna) Andrews.

She graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1945. She spent 59 wonderful years of marriage to her husband, Kaiser, who passed away in 2006.

When her children were young, Betty taught Sunday school at Getchell Street Baptist Church and Fairfield Center United Methodist Church.

She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Knitting Club, and Quilting Clubs, and made many beautiful quilts for each of her children, and grandchildren, and showed her work at many quilt shows.

Betty volunteered at MaineGeneral Medical Center in the “Doll Factory” for 13 years, making dolls for sick children, and in her later years was a member of the “Silver Sneakers” at Champions Fitness Club, in Waterville.

Besides her parents and her husband, Betty was predeceased by her infant daughter, Paula, and her siblings, Donald Andrews, Charles Andrews, Hugh Andrews, Beverly Bickford and Leone Marble.

Betty will be sadly missed by her children, Gail Berry and her husband, David, Steve Veilleux, Jayne Woods, Kim Denis and her husband, Paul, and Melanie Veilleux; her granddaughters, Amy Foss and her husband, Gerald, and Emily Veilleux; her grandsons, Brad Bessey and his wife, Vicki, Brock Dennis and his wife, Rileigh, Alex Gerald, and Blake Gerald; and her great-grandsons, Noah Denis, Elliot Gerald, Ryker Hillman, and Jack Gerald.

Spring burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, in Waterville.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.


FAIRFIELD – Pamela Baker, 60, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2019, following a courageous battle with leukemia. Pam was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on March 3, 1958. She was the daughter of Kenneth A. and Virginia Galipo.

She graduated from Shrewsbury High School, in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in 1976.

Pamela owned and operated Lighthouse Bible & Gift from 1999 until it closed 2016. She knew hundreds of customers by name along with their interests.

Pam was married for 42 years to her high school sweetheart. She met Dennis at church when she was 15. They dated until she graduated high school and were married on August 28, 1976.

Pam was a member of Kennebec Valley Baptist Church. She has decorated the church for the past 29 years. She decorated for every holiday and especially enjoyed making the auditorium look special during Easter and Christmas. She also assisted in the tech booth each Sunday. She loved to crochet, making various animals and other creations.

She was predeceased by her mother, Virginia, father, Kenneth and brother, Kenneth.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; her son, David; and daughter, Julie and husband, Scott. She had three grandchildren who live in Australia, Noah, Christoper and Gabrella.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremations Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.


VASSALBORO – Douglas Paul Perry, 69, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019, following an extended period of ill health. Doug was born to Marie I. and Benedict E. Perry on July 17, 1949, living his whole life in North Vassalboro.

He attended elementary school there, graduated from Winslow High School in 1967, and attended Unity College. He was married to Gail Lindsey in Owl’s Head, on June 30, 1973. They made their home in North Vassalboro.

Doug was a member of the Maine Army National Guard froom 1969 through 1975. He was employed by Scott Paper, SD Warren, Sappi Fine Paper for 35 years, retiring in 2004. Doug was a member of Augusta Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge, and American Legion Post #126. He was a licensed Ham Radio Operator; call sign KA1YBJ

An avid NASCAR fan, he rarely missed a televised race and a chance to see his favorite driver, Kevin Harvick, be victorious.

Doug enjoyed golfing when he was able and RV camping with friends and family, yearly trips to Eustis, Rangeley, the Camden area and Acadia were a must. In 2013, the Perrys took a cross country trip via motorhome to South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona. Seeing the Grand Canyon was the highlight of his trip.

Doug was predeceased by his parents Marie and Benedict Perry; and a brother-in-law, James F. Oldroyd.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gail; his brother Reginald Perry and wife Julia, of Clinton; his sister Cynthia Brown, of Vassalboro; sister-in-law. Sada L. Oldroyd and brother-in-law, Wayne E. Lindsey, Sr., both of Owl’s Head; cousins Carol and Wayne Brown, of South Thomaston; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 112 Silver Street, Waterville, on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11 a.m., with a reception to follow.

Please visit to view a video collage of Doug’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to local animal shelters.


PALERMO – Patricia B. Jones, 76, of Palermo, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Augusta, on April 4, 1942, the daughter of the late Merton (Glidden) Brann and Mary (Sabin) Brann French.

A graduate of Erskine Academy, she then received her diploma in nursing from Maine Medical Center School of Nursing. She continued her education at University of Maine at Farmington and earned a bachelor’]s degree in health education. Following graduation from nursing school, Patricia worked briefly at the State Hospital in Augusta. She then continued her nursing career at Augusta General Hospital (now Maine General) where she worked for 40 years, primarily in the coronary care unit and as a night shift supervisor. She was also instrumental in developing the cardiac rehab program at Augusta General Hospital.

She was a devoted member of the Palermo Christian Church and was active in many ministries over the years, including missions committee, clothing exchange shop, and deacons. She even participated in a medical mission trip to Haiti to better understand her son-in-law’s culture.

Patricia was a very creative person. She made countless quilts for her children, grandchildren, friends, and charitable organizations as well. She was a member of several quilting guilds. She was also an active member of the Windsor Historical Society and had a great interest in genealogy. She spent years researching family roots.

Patricia was an incredibly kind and selfless person, always helping and thinking of others. She had a very special relationship with her great-granddaughter, Ava Foster. They had many adventures and explored the world together, by visiting libraries and museums in various towns, and shopping at thrift stores.

She was predeceased by her parents and a stepsister, Delores Witham.

She is survived by her husband, David Jones, of Palermo; daughter, Elizabeth Chamberlain, of Palermo, daughter, Rebecca D’Haiti and husband Carrel, of Newburgh; son Peter Jones and his wife Lisa, of Orrington, son Andrew Jones and his wife, Michele, of Matawan, New Jersey; brothers, Dave Brann and wife, Molly, of Homer, Alaska, Richmond Brann and wife, Nancy, of Somerville, Robert Brann and wife, Priscilla, of Windsor, Timothy Brann and wife, Sue, of Keyport, Washington, Steven French and wife, Jane, of Palermo; stepbrother Laurice French, of Somerville; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on March 2, at 1 p.m., at the Palermo Christian Church, in Palermo. A family burial will be held at a later date in Alna.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant Street, Augusta.

Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at


PETER M. JOHNSON, 71, of Sidney, passed awaty on Monday, February 4, 2019, at MaineGeneral Rehab and Nursing at Glenridge, Comfort and Care, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Locally, he is survived by a step-daughter, Lea Studholme and husband Joe, of South China.

ROGER A. FORTIN II, 47, of East Pittston, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Locally, he is survived by his sister, Greta Cuimmings and husband Todd, of Whitefield; nephew Patrick Doe and significant other, Rikki Bryant, and niece Stephanie Doe and significant other Peter Schultz, all of Windsor.

DANIEL N. VEILLEUX, 55, of Rumford, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019. Locally, he is survived by a niece, Brittany (Yorks) Vought and husband Luke, of Oakland.


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