OBITUARIES for Thursday, July 15, 2021


VASSALBORO – Christie G. Holmes Snow, 88, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, following a very brief illness. Christie was born in Bath on October 13, 1932, the daughter of Bill and Thelma (Erskine) Holmes.

She married her husband Alfred Snow Jr. of 47 years on December 17, 1954. They began their family and lived in South Gardiner for several years where she worked at Associated Grocers. They later moved to Vassalboro where she and Al worked as poultry farmers. She worked at the Maine State Library and retired in 1994.

Christie was a founding member of the Riverside Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary in Vassalboro.

Christie was most happy spending time with her family. She was an avid reader and enjoyed camping with Al, family and friends. She loved being a mom, a grandmother and then a great-grandmother. She was known to many in the neighborhood as Aunt Christie and then as Nana Christie.

Christie was predeceased by her husband, Al.

She is survived by her children Dana, of Norwich, Connecticut, Wayne and his wife Paulette, of Washington, North Carolina, Jerry and his wife, Cathy, of Winthrop, Michael and his life partner Debbie Mosher, of Raymond, and Crystal and her husband Russell Peaslee, of Vassalboro; her grandchildren Jennifer, Mary, Lynn, Adam, Elliot, Caitlyn, Taryn, Benjamin, and Michele; great-grandchildren Penelope, Kyla, Arlo, Jubilee, Kayla, Teisha and Brianna; her brothers Stanley, of California, and Bill and his wife Ida, of Arizona.

A graveside service was held at the Cross Hill Cemetery, in Vassalboro, on Tuesday, July 6.

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WINDSOR – Dennis Camille Parenteau, 74, of Windsor, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Dennis was born on December 10, 1946, in Augusta, to Camille Parenteau and Frances (Snell) Parenteau.

He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1966 and following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a fireman on the USS Puget Sound until 1973.

In November 1974 he married the former Sharon McCamish and they began a family of their own. He worked at Hussey’s General Store, in Windsor, and Togus VA, in Augusta, as a carpenter in the early years of their marriage. In the 1980s he opened up Delta Video Store in the basement of their home and later expanded the business to an addition attached to the house. He loved shooting the breeze with all the people who came in and it brought him great joy to have Delta Video Store sponsor local race car driver, Todd Cummings’ #69, during his racing career at Unity and Wiscasset raceways in the late ‘80s early ‘90s.

When VHS movies became a thing of the past, he closed the video store and finished his career at Hannaford, retiring in 2012.

Dennis was predeceased by his father, Camille Parenteau and mother, Frances (Snell) Parenteau, both of Weeks Mills.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon (McCamish) Parenteau, of Windsor, and their three children, Chelby Leeman and her husband, Justin, of Palermo, Amy Adams and her husband, James, of Windsor, and Chad Parenteau, of Windsor; eight grandchildren, Conner, Garrison and Brooke Leeman; Abigail, Jacob and Gabriel Adams; and Izabella and Keagan Parenteau; his brother, Leslie Randall, and wife Hilda, of Weeks Mills; his sister Joan (Randall) Jones and her partner I.D. Thornton, of Windsor; several nieces and nephews

Family and friends may gather at the American Legion Auxiliary Post #179, at 79 Legion Memorial Drive, in South China, for a celebration of life on July 17, 2021, from 2- 4 p.m.

A private burial for immediate family will be held at the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, in Augusta, on July 20, 2021.

Condolences and stories can be shared through Riposta Funeral Home at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Travis Mills Foundation at


WINDSOR – Garfield “Guy” H. Peaslee, 92, died on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at his home. He was born July 2, 1928, the oldest of eight children of George and Gwendolyn (Suitter) Peaslee.

Guy was born in Augusta, grew up in Windsor and attended Cony High School, in Augusta. On September 1, 1951, he fell in love and married the former Mary Ellen Hold, a graduate of Erskine Academy, South China. The two settled in Windsor, raising their two daughters, Jenny and Beverley. Guy was employed as a locksmith and foreman carpenter at Augusta Mental Health Institute for 22 years. Hobbies included farming, camping, hunting and woodworking. He loved working with Maine grown trees, white pine, oak and cherry in particular, that grew on his property.

He made custom kitchen cabinets to tables, picture frames and small kicknacks. He was a member of the Maine State Grange, Maine State Employees Association, and was a strong supporter of the Historic Pittston Farm.

A man of deep faith, he was also a member of the North Windsor Baptist Church and Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, in Augusta, where he enjoyed volunteering on various boards.

Guy was a generous man in giving of his time and efforts not only to his family, but strangers as well. He, along with his wife, Mary Ellen were devoted sponsors for many individuals in AA and Al-Anon. In retirement, Guy and Mary Ellen enjoyed traveling and in the last few years with the help of daughter, Jenny, and son in law, Bob, were pleased to be “Snowbirds” in Clermont, Florida, and Windsor, the rest of the year.

He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer S. Mills and husband Robert, and Beverley A. Michaud; three grandchildren, Garfield Mills and wife Jeni, Ira Michaud and wife Kristen, and Amber Michaud; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Keith Peaslee, Clarence “Hank” Peaslee and wife Lib, Judith Hutchinson and husband Richard, Pamela Gorden; and sister-in-law Marion Peaslee Casey; as well as countless nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen Peaslee; son in law, Wayne Michaud; siblings, Neal Peaslee, Jerry Peaslee, Molly (Peaslee) Van Syckel, sister in law, Joyce Peaslee, Sylvia Peaslee, and brother in law’s Daniel Gorden and Don Van Syckel.

There are no planned visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., on Sunday, July 18, at Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, 393 Water Street, Augusta, ME.

Burial will take place at Dyer Hill Cemetery, in Windsor.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to Penney Memorial United Baptist Church, “Memorials Fund” in his honor.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Windsor, ME.

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SOMERVILLE – Joel Edwin Williams, 48, passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. He was born in Waterville, Nov. 6, 1972, the son of Herm and Cathy Colby Williams.

Joel grew up on Togus Pond. He attended Cony High School, in Augusta, where he graduated in 1991. He was a Jack of all trades, but his true passion was in the agricultural industry. He went on to create his own business called Crooked Creek Cannabis, that he put his heart and soul into up until his passing.

He was a biker. His favorite thing to do was throw on his leather jacket and ride his Harley. Rain or shine he was ridin’. He loved spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his brother, Corey Williams.

Joel is survived by his parents, Herm and Cathy Williams, of Pittston; his daughter Kyley Williams and her fiancé Richard Poirier; grandchildren Noah and Elliot Poirier; son Joel Williams and many other family members.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 1 p.m., at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, followed by interment in Resthaven Cemetery, Windsor.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine.

Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Checks should be made payable to Maine Medical Center and mailed to Maine Medical Center Philanthropy Department, 22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102.


JEFFERSON – Benjamin “Ben” Wheelock, 87, of Jefferson, Maine died Thursday, July 1, 2021, of complicated health issues. He was born December 3, 1933, in Calais, to David C. and Mabel (Sherman) Wheelock and was the last surviving child of 16 who grew up in Coopers Mills.

After graduating from Erskine Academy, inSouth China, in 1952, he worked in the local cotton and paper mills to help support his mother. He also proudly served in the Army Reserves for eight years. He moved to Norwich, Connecticut, to work at Electric Boat, the shipyard in Groton. After 10 years of working on submarines, he moved back to Maine and purchased Brownies Restaurant and ran it with his wife and children for 40 years, a job he truly loved. It was a very social profession, and he considered his customers his family.

Fifty years ago, he and his wife, Carline, built their own summer home on Big Dyer Pond, along with the children, teaching them lifelong carpentry and “fix it yourself” skills.

He considered himself very lucky to winter in Florida for the past 25 years, enjoying the warm winter weather with new friends and visitors from the “north”. Known for his warm personality, quick wit, and easy conversation he was fun to be around and always had a quirky story to tell. His interests included travel in his blue Chevy van, playing cards, flea markets, going to the fairs, a good cup of “chowdah” and harness racing. In his earlier years he enjoyed sulky racing and drove his own horses, Fire Island and Adam Butler, following the local race circuit.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carline (Beaulieu) Wheelock; his three daughters, Marlene and Matthew Colvin and their son, David; Teresa and Richard Holmes and their sons, Chad Maillet, Rick Holmes, and his partner, Jackie Gershman-Mannocchi, Ian Holmes and Justin (Juliet) Holmes; Valerie and Bill Worthing and their children, Benson (Lauren) Merrill, Marlaina and Lillyann Stickney; and his only son, Gary (Francine) Wheelock and their children, Cameron (Audra) and Chase; 14 great-grandchildren are Benjamin, Bella, Helaena, Elias, Graeff, Andrew, Eli, Luke, Jude, Addison, Grace, Eden, Raylee and Baylee; and nephew, Willie Wheelock, of Augusta.

A committal service with military honors was held on Saturday, July 10, at St. Joseph Cemetery, in Gardiner.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m., 10 Overlook Drive, West Gardiner.

Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner, where condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the funeral home website


WINSLOW – Geneva Ahearn, 86, passed away peacefully at the Alfond Center for Health on Friday, July 2, 2021. Geneva was born in Winslow on April 18, 1935, the daughter of Martin and Etta McCaslin.

Geneva graduated from Winslow High School in 1953. Geneva married Joseph Ahearn in 1955 and they made their home in Winslow with their six children. Geneva worked at the C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, and as a Special Education secretary with the Winslow school system.

Geneva enjoyed reading, gardening, and knitting. Everybody enjoyed receiving a pair of her coveted Grammy socks! She was a volunteer for the Winslow 4th of July events for many years. Geneva enjoyed rooting for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

Geneva was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Ahearn; her son, David J. Ahearn; her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Ahearn; her grandson, Jesse J. Ahearn; her brothers, Raymond McCaslin and Bernard McCaslin; and her sister, Virginia Lang.

Geneva is survived by her sons, Timothy J. Ahearn and wife Melissa, of Oakland, Stephen J. Ahearn and wife Hillary, of Norwalk, Connecticut, Kevin J. Ahearn and partner Daniel Sears, of Boston, Massachusetts, Keith J. Ahearn, of Cleveland, Ohio; her daughter, Wendy J. Porter and husband Donald, of Hartford.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday, August 14, at the Village Cemetery, Cemetery Street, Vassalboro, Maine 04989.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Geneva’s name can be sent to the Library at Winslow Elementary school at the following address: Winslow Elementary School, Attention Pamela W. Couture Library, 285 Benton Avenue, Winslow, Maine 04901.


WINSLOW – Patricia Fleury, 85, passed away at Maine Medical Center, in Portland, on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Patricia was born in Boston, Massa­chusetts, on February 13, 1936, the daughter of Katherine Kenney.

Pat spent her youth on a farm in Pownal, and later moved to Mexico, Maine. She graduated from Mexico High School in 1954, where she played basketball, softball, and was a cheerleader. She went to work as a bookkeeper at Lazaro Motors, in Mexico, where she met her husband, Emerson, to whom she was married to for 61 years.

Pat and Emerson moved to Kennebunk, where she fell in love with the ocean. She worked at the Biddeford Hospital as an EKG technician, and eventually moved to her lifelong home in Winslow, where she worked as a bank teller. She enjoyed working, but her favorite job was being a stay-at-home wife and mother to her family.

Pat enjoyed sewing and knitting and was a talented artist. She enjoyed many artistic hobbies, spending hours in her cozy craft room, tole painting, scrapbooking, making greeting cards, and enjoying her massive collection of rubber stamps, which she used to craft her custom-made greeting cards for friends and family. She was a great fan of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins, and loved ice skating. Their home at Ginger Avenue was known for the backyard ice rink, where Pat showed her children and their friends, how to skate as kids.

Pat was predeceased by her mother, Katherine Kenney.

Patricia is survived by her husband, Emerson Fleury, and their four children; Kevin, Kathy, Shawn and his wife Kathleen, granddaughter Isabella; and Pat’s youngest daughter Kelly, and her boyfriend Kevin Fabian.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, July 17, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow, Maine 04901.

Burial will be held in the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery following the Mass. A reception will be held at 1 p.m. following the burial. The location of the reception will be announced at the Mass.

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


SIDNEY – Patricia A. (Harding) Haskell, 77, passed peacefully on Monday, July 5, 2021 at her son and daughter-in-law’s home after several years of declining health. Patricia was born in Waterville on April 15, 1944, to Virgil and Jeanette (Rancourt) Harding and grew up in Oakland and attended Oakland schools.

On February 16, 1963, she married David Haskell and moved to Sidney where they raised their family and had many joyful years together until David’s death in 2010.

When Patricia’s children were grown, she rejoined the workforce, first at Buddies Grocery, in Oakland, and then at Pleau’s Market, in Winslow, until she was forced to retire in 2018 due to her declining health. Pat loved to work and considered her co-workers at Pleau’s as a second family.

Pat grew beautiful flowers, vegetables and raspberries.

Pat was a member of the Sidney Trail Riders, enjoyed bus trips, NASCAR, the coast and fairs.

Patricia is survived by her daughter LeeAnn and son in law George Lizzotte; son James and daughter-in-law Nancy Haskell; grandchildren Benjamin Lizzotte and spouse Kristin, Tarra Bouchard and spouse Brendon, Samantha Haskell, Kyle Haskell and spouse Katlyn; as well as several great-grandchildren; brother Robert Harding, sister-in-law Ann Harding; her sister Pauline Gorham; and her brother Raymond Harding and spouse Sharon; sister-in-law Ethel Stevens and spouse Glenn; many nieces and nephews.

Patricia was predeceased by her husband David, parents, in-laws, her brother Ronald Harding, sister-in-law Nancy Harding, and granddaughter Emily Andrews.

There will be no funeral and a celebration of Patricia’s life 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 Patricia’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; email:


WINSLOW- Colonel Robert Edward Nixon Sr., 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The son of John and Alice Nixon, he was born in Houlton on August 1, 1931.

Bob married his high school sweetheart, Beverly in 1952. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1954 where he was a member of Kappa Sigma and the UMaine basketball team. After graduation, he served active duty in the military for two years in Wildflecken, Germany. He retired from the military in 1985 as a ranking Colonel. After serving active duty, he served as the athletic director for 33 years at Winslow High School.

Bob devoted his life to his family and to coaching numerous athletic teams from high school to youth sports, affecting the lives of many. His accolades and impact on the community of Winslow are too numerous to list.

Bob is survived by his children, Robert Nixon Jr. and wife Debbie, Janice Souviney and husband Jim, Nathan Nixon and wife Tara, William Nixon and wife Alexandra; five grandchildren, Mystie Grant and her husband Joe; Katie Souviney and fiancé David; Nick Souviney and his wife Trisha; Cody Souviney and wife Katie; Nathan Nixon and wife Chantelle; and ten great-grandchildren, Malachi, Gailan, Marin, Cooper, Bethanny, Nixon, Jaclyn, Lillian, Colton, and Brantley.

He was predeceased by his wife Beverly, and his four siblings, Jack Nixon, Joe Nixon, Walter Nixon, and Betty Boudway.

Family and friends of Bob are welcome to a Celebration of Life at the VFW, in Winslow, on Wednesday, July 28, from 2-5pm.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home,


WATERVILLE – Doris Arlene Cormier Giroux, 84, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. She was born on June 15, 1937, the tenth of 11 children to Aldrich and Marion Libby Cormier.

She was the last surviving sibling. She has two sisters-in-law, dozens of nieces and nephews, dozens of great-nieces and nephews, and many great-great-nieces and nephews.

She graduated from Waterville High School in 1955 where she was an active FHA member and secretary and a member of the Art Club. She was employed at C.F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, as a stitcher. She stepped in to coach the Winslow High School cheerleaders in the 1980s. Doris spent most of her life as a homemaker who loved her gardening, knitting, sewing, jigsaw puzzles, and her soap operas.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Giroux, who she married in April 1956.

She is survived by her children Karen and her spouse, Gerry Rancourt, and Timothy and his spouse, Paul Anctil; four grandchildren, Jill and her husband, Jeff Merckens, John Rancourt, Todd Rancourt and his wife, Jenn, and Ryan Rancourt and his wife, Megan and her two sons; four great-grandchildren, Rylee, Bridgette, Alex, and Todd Jr.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument St, Winslow, ME, on Thursday, July 15. Private committal services to follow at a later date.

Please visit to share your memories and condolences with Doris’ family.

Memorial donations may be made to Northern Light Lakewood Continuing Care Activities Group, 220 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Waterville, ME 04901, or to Beacon Hospice, 5 Community Dr., SuiteA, Augusta, ME 04330, or to Pine Tree Camp, 114 Pine Tree Camp Rd., Rome, ME 04963.


SOUTH CHINA – Milford Allen Thomas, age 85, died Thursday, July 8, 2021, at the home he and his wife, Carol, built in 1958. He was born in Weeks Mills, on June 1, 1936, a son of the late William and Juanita (Pierce) Thomas.

He met Carol when she moved to Weeks Mills in 1947. They attended the one room school house for a short time until China School, on Lakeview Drive, was built. Carol and Milford continued their education at Erskine Academy, in South China, where he graduated in 1954.

On June 22, 1957, he married the former Carol Crane, who also graduated from Erskine.

For over 30 years, he worked at Marriner’s Paving, Inc., in Rockport, and retired in 1993.

He was a member of Dirigo Lodge #104, AF & AM, of Weeks Mills. He was a past member of Maine Good Roads Assoc. For several years, after his retirement, he served on the road committee and the appeals board for the town of China. He always enjoyed helping when the town roads were paved each year. He was instrumental in restoring the one-room school house in Weeks Mills.

Mr. Thomas was predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Gray.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol C. (Crane) Thomas, of South China; two daughters: Cheryl Foss and her husband Kenneth, of Wales, and Barbara Brann and her husband Dean, of Whitefield; four grandchildren: Matthew Brann and his wife Kirsten, Meghan Brann, Andrew Foss and Benjamin Foss and his wife Kelsea; four great-grandchildren: Aiden, Kiley and Wyatt Brann and Thomas Foss; two brothers, Barry Thomas and his wife Sandra, of South China, and Wayne Thomas and his wife Diane, of Foley, Alabama; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. A funeral service, with Masonic services, was held on July 13, at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Rt. 32, Windsor. Burial and committal prayers followed in Chadwick Hill Cemetery, Rte. 32, China.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Dirigo Number 104, c/o Thomas Squires, 89 Greeley Rd., Windsor, ME, 04363.

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WINDSOR – Gayle Hewett Pinkham, 62, passed away at home on Friday, July 9, 2021, following a long courageous battle with cancer. Daughter of Maynard and Gladys Hewett, she was born on March 18, 1959, and grew up in Weeks Mills.

Gayle attended Erskine Academy, in South China, and graduated in 1977. During her four years of high school, she was very active in sports – including field hockey, cheering, and softball – and she excelled in academics and was Salutatorian of her class. She met many of her lifelong friends at Erskine, but most importantly she met her soulmate, Cameron Pinkham.

After high school Gayle attended The University of Maine at Machias and graduated in 1979 with her associate degree. She would later return to school to complete her bachelor’s degree in accounting. Cameron attended Machias with her and after graduating they decided to spend the rest of their lives together and they married later that year on September 8, 1979. Soon after marrying, they moved to Wyoming for a couple years before returning to Windsor to build a house and start a family.

Gayle and Cameron welcomed their first daughter, Melanie, in 1988, and then their second daughter, Michele, in 1991. Gayle was a dedicated mother who loved staying home to raise her daughters. She did it all; extra curriculars, chaperoning field trips, helping with homework, Girl Scout Troop leader, instilling values, and preparing them for the “real world”. She was an exceptional mom.

As her children grew up, she went back to work, part time at first, then eventually full time. She revisited some of her lifelong passions, such as reading, and branched out to other hobbies. She became very physically active and spent years attending fitness classes and enjoyed walking in particular. In her later years she took up knitting, creating beautiful handmade gifts for family and friends. Perhaps her favorite way to relax was to spend sunny summer days at camp, in Pemaquid, sitting by the water with Cameron – oftentimes even bringing their chairs right into the water to sit in the gentle waves.

Without a doubt, the absolute highlight of her life was her three grandchildren, Landon and Kamryn Ritchie, and Efstratia “Tia” Gayle Xamplas.

Gayle is predeceased by her father, Maynard Hewett.

She is survived by her mother, Gladys Hewett, of Windsor; her husband of 42 years, Cameron Pinkham, of Windsor; her two daughters Melanie Ritchie and husband Kyle, of Orrington, and Michele Xamplas and husband Peter, of Australia; three grandchildren: Landon Ritchie, Kamryn Ritchie, and Efstratia Gayle Xamplas; four sisters: Marilyn, Gloria, Joyce, and Brenda; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside celebration of life will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Windsor, on Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m.

Arrangements are under Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Rte. 32, Windsor.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Alfond Cancer Center, c/o MaineGeneral Office of Philanthropy, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta, ME 04330, in her memory.


WATERVILLE – June E. Jabar, 92, of Waterville, passed away at her home on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. June was born in Bar Harbor, in 1929, the daughter of Chuck and Elizabeth Nawfel.

She was a graduate of Waterville High School. She was employed as a sales representative with multiple companies and was considered a real people person. June and her husband Herb lived in Waterville but loved spending their summers on Great Pond. They also loved spending time with their family and friends.

June was married to and predeceased by her husband, Herbert Jabar.

June is survived by her son Michael S. McConkie, and his wife Lisa, of Fairfield; and stepchildren, Stephanie, Tammy, Lori, Michael, Gregory; and several grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, June 30, at June’s home at 28 North Street, in Waterville.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville.


WATERVILLE – Wayne Joseph Delaware Sr., 82, of Waterville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Maine General, in Augusta. Wayne was born in Waterville to Gertrude (St. Peter) and Gilbert Delaware on November 4, 1938.

He attended Waterville schools. He worked for Fred’s Vending, inWaterville, for many years, as well as Colby College and Thomas College, both in Waterville, in dining service. He also attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Waterville.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Annie Delaware, of Gardiner; his son, Wayne Delaware Jr., and his wife, Melissa, of Pittsfield; his daughter, Debbie Delaware, of Winslow; his granddaughters, Skylar D’Orio and her husband, Dakota, and Sophia Delaware; his grandsons Josiah Griffeth and Grayson Davis; and by many nieces and nephews.

Wayne was predeceased by his parents Gertrude and Gilbert Delaware; his twin sister, Jane, his sister, Juliette “Honey” Manson, his brother, Richard Delaware, his sister, Jean Houston, and his brother, Gilbert “Dud” Delaware.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 17, at MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835, in Winslow, from 3 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

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


WINDSOR – Byron Ralph Norton, 68, of Windsor, passed away peacefully at home, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, following a long, hard-fought battle.

Byron is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lovina (Joslyn) Norton; their daughter Jessica Norton; and their son Jacob Norton with wife Jessica (Dunn) and children Elijah, Aubrey and Isaac Norton, all of Windsor; three sisters, Laurie Mullens with partner Richard Cummings, of Whitefield, Patty Preservati, of Somerville, and Pamela Metten, of Chelsea; a brother-in-law Don Joslyn with wife Cheyenne, of Sidney; and two sisters-in-law, Debbie Landry, of Jefferson, and Pam Norton, of Somerville; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Richard and Eugenia (Moxcey) Norton, and his brothers, Richard and Timothy Norton.

In light of the pandemic, a funeral service was delayed. Those who knew and loved Byron are now invited to attend a graveside service on Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m., at Resthaven Cemetery, on the corner of Maxcy’s Mills and Ridge roads, in Windsor. A celebration of life gathering will follow immediately after at 142 Griffin Road, in Windsor.


There will be a graveside service for Roderick (Wee-Wee) Belanger, who passed away on April 25, 2021, on Saturday, July 24, at 2 p.m., at the Bingham Village Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow outside at North Country Rivers, in Bingham. Please, no pets.


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