Obituaries for Thursday, June 6, 2019


WINSLOW – Juliette M. (Michaud) Potelle, 87, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2019, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. She was born November 18, 1931, in Frenchville, the daughter of Wilfred and Delia (Caron) Michaud.

She was employed for 39 years at Keyes Fibre (now Huhtamaki), in Waterville.

Juliette is survived by two daughters, Linda Anderson and husband Charles, of Benton, Judy Libby and wife Carmen Welch, of Skowhegan; son, Jeffrey Potelle and wife Susan, of Rago, Kansas.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Juliette’s memory to an animal shelter of their choice.

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


SOMERVILLE – Marrianne (Anne) Potter, 60, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019. She was born in Somerville on November 12, 1958, the youngest daughter of Forest and Delia (Smith) Peaslee.

Anne, attended Erskine Academy, in South China, where she met the love of her life, Richard. The two just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary last fall. Anne attended the University of Maine at Augusta, where she majored in childhood education. She loved working with children and in her later years, she spent her days working as an Ed Tech at Jefferson Village School.

Anne was a gifted quilter and seamstress. Creating curtains, quilts, and other home furnishing. An avid baker and cook, she was often trying new recipes and sharing with others. During the holidays, she would create gift baskets with homemade fudge, jams and relishes, that she and Richard made together. She was a creative, sentimental and giving person. For several years, she and Richard enjoyed a seasonal campsite at Green Valley Campground, in Vassalboro. Anne enjoyed the themed weekends of decorating the camper and campsite. She volunteered for various community events, which included story telling and arts and crafts. Reading and coloring were a favorite past time of hers too.

Anne had many accomplishments that she was proud of. Keeping a well-kept home, preparing meals, sharing conversations at the dinner table, spending time with Richard on the road for work and keeping his gardens in top shape when he was away. Her “grandbabies” were her pride and joy

Anne was predeceased by her husband Richard, in January, a daughter, Tarasa Potter; her father and mother, Forest and Delia Peaslee, her brothers, Frank, Frederick, and Peter.

She is survived by her two daughters: Angimarie and her husband Lewie, Karrianne and her husband Jason; two sons: Zeb and his wife Danica, Smitty and his wife Kim; her mother-in-law, Ramona; five grandchildren: Connor, Logan, Audrey, Bradley and Matthew; brothers Kenny, Forest, Larry, Neil, Dannie, Hunter and her sisters, Jane, Bunny and Ceceil, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At her request, there will be no public visiting hours. Following cremation, a memorial will be held early this summer.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations in Anne’s name can be made to MaineGeneral Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Arrangements are under the care of Mid-Maine Cremation, in Waterville.


SIDNEY – Woodrow W. McLellan Jr., of Sidney, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019, following a long illness. He was born on May 19, 1945, the son of Woodrow William McLellan and Gladys June McLellan.

Woodrow graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland. Following his schooling he joined the Army in September of 1963, serving for three years. He spent 30 months in Germany.

He was very proud of the fact that he had many truck driving jobs with no accidents.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Chandra McLellan; his sons, Woodrow William McLellan III and his spouse Townley “Chip” Baker McLellan, David Allen McLellan and his wife Laurie McLellan, and David Lee Rossignol; his daughters, Tina Rodrigue and her husband Jeremy, and Samantha Tims and her husband Kevin; his seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Katherine Hamlin and her husband Phil, and Lulu “Cookie” Luce and her husband Floyd; two brothers, Frank McLellan and his wife Tina, and Clifton McLellan and his significant other Constance; his sister-in-law, Germaine McLellan; a multitude of nieces and nephews; and in-laws.

Woodrow was predeceased by his brother, Thomas McLellan.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the: American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta ME 04330-5615.


WINSLOW – Richard Eugene Grenier, 83, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Goudreau’s Retirement Inn, in Winslow. He was born March 9, 1936, in Waterville, the son of Wilbrod and Cecile (Libby) Grenier.

He was educated in Waterville and Winslow schools. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1955 to his honorable discharge in 1957.

Dick was employed by Keyes Fibre, in Waterville, for 32 years. He was a member of the American Legion Bourque-Lanigan Post #5, in Waterville. He enjoyed camping at Cathedral Pines for 50 years where he met many new friends who became his camp family and even naming a road to honor him. He loved driving the back roads and going to Big Jim. In his younger days he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing hunting, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. He enjoyed spending time with his families and was very proud of his two granddaughters, Stasha and Tia. who enlisted and graduated as Master Sargent from the Young Marines.

He is survived by his sister, RaeJean (Grenier) Beane and her partner Dickie Pullen and three nephews, Richard, Rusty and Roger, all of the Bingham area; two stepsisters, Theresa and George Savage, of Sidney, and Alice and Skip Sherburne, of Milfred; one uncle, Raymond Grenier, of Winslow; his five daughters Dawn Bilodeau, of Boynton Beach, Florida, Tammy and Buster Hopkins, of Plymouth, Catherine Nelson, of Canaan, Connie and Red Laliberte, of Sidney, and Lori Barnard, of Winslow; his nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, Dianne; his parents, Wilbrod and Cecile; his stepfather, Lionel (Ned) Betit; a daughter, Cynthia; and his son-in-laws Paul Bilodeau and Ronald Nelson.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville.

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

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to, may make a donation in Dick’s name to: MaineGeneral Hospice, PO Box 828, Waterville ME 04903-0828.


VASSALBORO – Timothy James Beck, 44, formerly of Palermo, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Whitefield. He was born in Waterville on June 21, 1974, the son of Gary and Gloria (Scates) Beck.

He lived most of his life in Palermo, attended Palermo elementary schools, then graduated from Cony High School, in Augusta.

Tim loved the outdoors–hunting, fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and riding his motorcycle. He was an excellent stone mason. Tim was also a very talented musician, who loved writing songs and performing with friends. He will be remembered for his big heart and willingness to help others.

Tim is survived by his parents, Gary and Gloria Beck, of Sun City, Arizona; his sister Trisha Beck, of North Vassalboro; his niece Samantha Decker and great-nephew Noah Paul Wood, both of North Vassalboro.

A Celebration of Life will be held later in the summer. Meanwhile, always remember Tim with good thoughts, a smile, and Rock On!


GREGORY V. HAYDEN, 55, of Skowhegan, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 26, 2019, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Alissa Hayden and companion, Caleb Morin, of Winslow.

DANIEL G. NADEAU, of Vernon, Connecticut, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Daniel was born in Waterville on March 23, 1942, the son of the late Eariel and Fernande Nadeau. He attended St. John the Baptist Regional Catholic School, in Winslow, and graduated from Winslow High School in 1960, where he was a member of the football team and was captain all four years.

HELENE N. VIGUE, 98, formerly of Fairfield Center, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Harshwood Center, in Lewiston. Helene is the former executive director of the Waterville chapter of the American Red Cross. She previously worked at the C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville.

NANCY L. AKERS, 72, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at her home. Locally, she is survived by her husband of 54 years, David J. Akers Sr., of Waterville; two daughters, Alice Fletcher and husband John, of China, and Melissa Fletcher and husband Mark, of Albion, and son David J. Akers Jr. and wife Rachel, of Albion.

JEANNETTE M. AuCLAIR, 89, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019,at her home. Locally, she is survived by sons James AuClair, of Fairfield and glenn “Bud” AuClair, of Waterville; brother Lee Couturier, of Winslow; niece Diane Drapeau, of Winslow, and nephew David Couturier, of Fairfield, and Lee Couturier and Daniel Couturier, both of Skowhegan.


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