Obituaries for Thursday, May 23, 2019


OAKLAND – On December 7, 2018, Larry Young, passed away following a lengthy illness, at the Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta. Larry was born in Concord, to Florence (Garland) and the late Denman Young.

He graduated from Williams High School, in Oakland, in 1946, and married the former Lucille (Belanger) in 1949.

After working a variety of jobs, Larry enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951. His career as a meteorologist technician led to postings across the U.S., including Missouri, Oklahoma and New York, and in countries such as Korea and Turkey. It was while serving in Vietnam, in 1969, that Larry earned a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service and achieved the rank of MSgt. before his retirement in 1972. Larry then began working on his second career as a teacher, earning his bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Maine. He taught remedial math at Williams Junior High School, in Oakland, until his second retirement in 1989.

In his spare time, Larry enjoyed reading during the winter and spending as much time as he could outdoors in the warmer months. He was an avid angler and hunter and found great pleasure in sharing the bounty of his beautiful vegetable gardens with friends and neighbors. He loved the community of Oakland and proudly served as a member and president of the Lion’s Club for many years, helping with events like fishing derbies and the annual Christmas tree sale.

His wife, Lucille; parents; several brothers and a sister, predeceased Larry.

He is survived by his daughters and their partners, Laurie and Arnold Emerson, of Biloxi, Mississippi, Amy and Philip Kuns, of Nashua, New Hampshire, and Beth Bowden and Alick Andreades, of Augusta; sisters, Joyce Murray, of Smithfield, and Mavis Brown, of Fairfield; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and interment will be at Lewis Cemetery in Oakland at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Maine Veterans Home at or the Alzheimer’s Association at


WINSLOW – Liane M. Gillcash, 90, of Winslow, passed away of natural causes, at MaineGeneral Hospital, Augusta, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. She was born in Waterville on June 10, 1928, the daughter of Arthur and Dama Veilleux.

She was a graduate of Waterville High School and worked as a bookkeeper for many years at the C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, and later at several Winslow offices.

She attended and was a choir participant at St. John Catholic Church, Winslow, and later attended Notre Dame Catholic Church, Waterville.

She was predeceased by her husband, Elwood L. Gillcash; so, Steve Gillcash; and two sisters, Lettie Ferland and Betty Jane Jolin.

She is survived by her son and his wife, Mark R. and Debbie Gillcash, of China, and their children Darci (Nate) Campbellton, Amy L. Gillcash, Casey M. Gillcash; sister, Sandra (Bruce) Haley; and several nieces and nephews.

At Liane’s request, there will be no visiting hours. A graveside service and burial will be held on Saturday, May 18, 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, 78 Grove St., Waterville.

Please visit to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

Liane requested no flowers and friends who wish may make memorial donations to: Bedside Manor Music Fund, P.O. Box 603, Oakland ME 04963.


OAKLAND – Larry Hughes, 80, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born in Waterville, on August 2, 1938, to Joseph and Pauline Hughes.

After graduating from Waterville High School in 1957, he spent two years in the Navy

On November 11, 1961, he married Gloria Therrien, of Skowhegan. They were married 57 years and blessed with two children, a son Jeffrey and a daughter JoAnna.

He was a member of the Rotary Club as well as the Elks.

For 35 years Larry enjoyed summers at his camp on McGrath Pond with family and friends who visited often. He also enjoyed ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter. For the last 25 years he and his wife were blessed to have a winter home in Punta Gorda, Florida. He also was a member of the Augusta Country Club and the Punta Gorda Deep Creek Club, in Florida, which brought him many hours of enjoyment and some frustration.

His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, Gloria and children Jeffrey and JoAnna.

In later years, he was one of the “ Old Geezers” that met for coffee at Tim Horton’s or McDonald’s where they solved the world’s problems.

Larry is survived by his wife Gloria; soon Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Laura, of Bradenton, Florida; his daughter JoAnna, of Waterville and partner Amadeo (Mayo); grandchildren Joey and wife Kaitlyn, of Florida, Katie and partner Bernard, of Florida, Krysta and partner Elbert, of Waterville, Calvin, of Waterville; sisters Shirleiy Hughes, of Clark Fork, Idaho, Charlotte Lalime, of Winslow, Lois Anne Crawford, of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Larry was predeceased by his father Joseph; his mother Pauline; and second mother Marita.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

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


OAKLAND­­ – Robert (Bob) G. Fotter, 88, died Friday, May 3, 2019, at his home in Oakland. He was born in Anson on June 17, 1930, the son of Glenwood and Marion (Pullen) Fotter.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Oakland, graduating from Williams High School, class of 1948.

Bob began his military career in the U.S. Navy in 1950. He was a member of the Seabees, retiring at the rank of Senior Chief in 1969. His service included being called back to active duty where he was stationed in Chu Lai, Vietnam, during the war.

He worked for many years as an suto mechanic and had specialty for working on Saabs. Bob worked for 21 at the Oakland Post Office, retiring in 1990.

Bob began his love of auto racing in 1960. He was an avid ice racer as well as a local track champ at Unity Raceway. He raced his last official ice race at the age of 75. His car #9 was always a threat to the competition.

A skilled craftsman, he created many pieces of furniture for his family (always in multiples of six) as well as designing and building their A-frame cottage in northern Maine. The “Camp” was a place where family and friends gathered for over 25 years. His other hobbies and interests included dancing with Vi, hunting, four wheeling, cribbage and providing sound advice to his children, grandchildren and others regarding how life should be lived, (but only when asked). Bob also volunteered his services to the Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen for 13 years.

He was predeceased by his parents; his sister Dorothy Miner; his first wife Joan (Sanders) Fotter; and his son Wade Fotter.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Vivian “Vi” (Bouchard) Fotter; daughters Cheryl Beach and husband Clay, Donna Goodrow and husband James; sons Glenwood “Sandy” Fotter, Kevin O’Leary and wife Emily, Darryll Fotter and wife Maryanne; nieces Daphne LeMay, Jody Workman; sister-in-law Anita White; brother-in-law Dick Bouchard and wife Mary; sister-in-law Jan Deblois; brother-in-law George Bouchard; sister-in-law Patricia Murphy and husband David, sister-in-law Maxine Bouchard; numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Dara Gaul and husband Nathan, Justin Beach and wife Susan, Jason Goodrow and Lauren Christina, Shelby Hondo and husband Daniel, Megan Flagg and husband David, Rebecca Potter, Ashley Libbrecht and husband Josh, Mallory Charles and husband Julius, Katie O’Leary and fiancé Jason Henriquez, Robert W. Fotter, Nathaniel Fotter, Geoffrey Fotter.

Great-grandchildren Asher Gaul, Axel Gaul, Penelope Beach, Olivia Beach, Braedon Goodrow, Dominic Hondo, Isabelle Hondo, Colton Flagg, Kaeden Libbrecht, Sienna Libbrecht, Kalya Charles, and Naomi Charles.

A graveside committal service (with military honors) will be held at the Lakeview Cemetery in Oakland, on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 1 p.m.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following: Northern Light Hoe Care and Hospice, 325 “C” Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville ME 04901; or Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen, 68 Pleasant St., Waterville ME 04901


BARBARA W. MORSE, 84, of Waterville, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived a daughter, Beverly Busque and her husband André, of Fairfield.

WILLIAM W. NUTTING, 80, of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, following a brief illness. Locally, he is survived by a daughter Lisa Lapointe, of Vassalboro.

LORRAINE R. CHIPMAN, 87, of Waterville, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Locally, she is survived by her daughters Donna Dionne and her significant other John Fisher, of Vassalboro, and Pamela Dudley, of Waterville.

WINIFRED L. EDGECOMB, 93, of Waterville, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Woodland, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by a brother, Leroy Gower, of China.

ROBERT P. BLOUNT, 70, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Ft. Lauderdale, following a battle with cancer. Locally, he is survived by a daughters Loralei Burbank and husband Jeremy, Melissa Wall and husband Dan, and Crysten Blount, all of Vassalboro.


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