Obituaries for Thursday, May 9, 2019


WINDSOR – Joseph A. Lee, 57 passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Rest Haven Cemetery, Ridge Road, Windsor (Route 32).


VASSALBORO – Pearl Theriault, 85, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, after having dementia for five years. Born on July 30, 1933, in Fort Kent, Pearl was the oldest of six children of the late Paul and Alma Bard.

She met her husband, Raymond Theriault, otherwise known as “Zoo” at the family store in Fort Kent. They were married on December 31, 1951, and shared 52 years of marriage together until his passing in 2003. During their marriage, they had six children. They began their life in Fort Kent and eventually moved to central Maine after their first two children were born.

After raising her children, Pearl returned to the work force. She worked for various employers, ending her career at Hannaford, at JFK Plaza, in Waterville, as a cashier at the age of 77. Wherever Pearl worked she earned the respect of her co-workers and management for her style and ability to connect with others. She could talk like no other and this was evident when customers would line up for her specifically to cash out their groceries. She thoroughly enjoyed her job at Hannaford and seeing her friends, customers and co-workers, daily.

Pearl was a talented woman who could knit, crochet and sew, including making quilts for her family, including all of her children. In her earlier days, she could be found cooking for a family gathering, attending church or dancing with her husband. She also had a fondness for collecting angels.

As dementia set in for Pearl, she moved in with her daughter, Rae Ann and family.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband; her son, Terry Theriault; her sister, Doris Robinson; and her brother, Roland Bard.

Pearl will be sadly missed by her children, Gary Theriault and wife Patti, of Lincoln, Dana Theriault and wife Cheryl, of Fort Kent, Randy Theriault and companion Robin Chretien, of Farmington, Peggy Pelletier and husband Edmond, of Fort Kent, and Rae Ann Lajoie and companion, Jennifer Stevens, of Vassalboro; three remaining siblings, Jo-Jo Boudreau, Mary Anne Pooler, and Roger Bard; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several other family members.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: End Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.


SOUTH CHINA – Warren L. Nichols III passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, following a long illness. He was known by most people by his two nicknames, “Skeeter” or “Munchkin”. He was born on March 18, 1953, in Augusta, son of Warren L. Nichols Jr. and Norma Plummer Nichols.

He graduated from Cony High School and joined the U.S. Marine Corp, where he proudly served until his discharge. He then returned to Augusta and worked for several auto garages until he became disabled.

Skeet always put other first, helping anyone in need. He could cheer you up with his laugh and jokes. He was a warm ray of sunshine to ease your woes. He had a heart larger than himself.

He was predeceased by his parents; grandparents; and sister, Carolee Jean Fitzgerald.

Skeet is survived by his daughter, Lorena Clark; and grandchildren, Erin, Kaylynn, Nickolas, and Emryss; sister, Penny A. Dall and husband, Darrell; nieces, Tammie L. Nichols and Brandy A. Dail; nephew, Luke M. Fitzgerald; and Aunt Diane P. St. Pierre and family; as well as several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A burial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Maine Veterans Memorial cemetery, 147 Blue Star Avenue, Augusta.


VASSALBORO – Windy WenJuan Bizier, 40, of Vassalboro, passed away unexpectedly in Arlington, Virginia, on Monday, April 15, 2019. She was born in Suzhou, China, on June 11, 1978, the daughter of Lu Genmu and Manman Huang.

She worked for the Augusta School Department as an educational technician and also tutored the Chinese language to a variety of students over the last 15 years.

She won the highest achievement in the nation when pursuing her cosmetology’s license.

Windy was a friend to everyone she met. She was the most beautiful, loving, passionate woman in the world who loved gardening in her very large flower garden, feeding the homeless and always willing to help the elderly.

Windy is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Bizier; son, Dominique Bizier, of Vassalboro; her father, Lu Genmu; and brother, Wenquan.

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WATERVILLE – Yvonne (Goodrich) O’Clair, 87, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Yvonne was born on January 3, 1932, in Waterville, to Elmer and Marie “Rose” (Belanger) Goodrich.

Yvonne was a strong, independent and honest woman. Her optimistic humor kept the entire family in smiles. She enjoyed the simple things in life like watching old cowboy shows, building puzzles, knitting, making homemade bread and caring for her family.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her two brothers, Leroy and Percy; two sisters, Louise Pomerleau and Marie Nutter; and one son, Alfred O’Clair.

She is survived by one brother, William “Bill” and one sister, Bernice Kelley; four sons, Fred, of Oakland, James and Peter, of Waterville, and Percy, of Albion; two daughters, Mary O’Clair, of Winslow, and Betty Lovely, of Vassalboro; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their children.

A private family gathering will be held in May.


CHINA – On April 22, 2019, Shirley M. Williams, 69, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019, at her home in China, following a heroic fight with cancer. Shirley was born on February 12, 1950, to Frances and Leslie Martin, in Gardiner.

Shirley grew up in Richmond and had a close relationship with her Nana throughout her childhood. Shirley graduated from Richmond High School in 1969.

Shirley worked for Thadius Barber for 24 years at his multiple stores. She thought very highly of Thad, Rita, Tom, and all of her co-workers considering them all her “second family” and loved them very much. She worked for Thad until November 18, 2018, at Fieldstone’s Quickstop, in South China. During Shirley’s employment at Fieldstones, she formed special friendships with her customers. She will continue to be treasured and well-respected by the community that she lived in. Prior to this, Shirley was a devoted stay-at-home mother to her children.

In Shirley’s earlier years she enjoyed going out dancing and was the person everyone came to when they needed a cake decorated for occasions such as birthdays or weddings because she did such beautiful work. As of recent, in Shirley’s free-time throughout the entire year she could be found shopping in preparation for the holidays in hopes of surprising her family as they walked into her living room on Christmas mornings. Shirley’s family looked forward to “family nights” with Mom/Mimi. Shirley would make a homecooked meal per family member’s requests on these nights and they would sit down for a game of Yahtzee afterwards. Shirley cherished these special moments spent with her family. Shirley was a very generous, big-hearted, selfless person and even throughout her battle with cancer was always supportive of those around her and willing to help them in anyway she could.

Shirley is survived by her children: Donald L. Williams, of China; Charmeny A. Williams, of China; Lorena M. Clark, of Skowhegan; George H. Williams and wife, Sheryl, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Troy D. Williams and wife, Jessica, of China; her grandchildren: Steven Hamel, Ryan Hamel, Shirlynn Sears, Shaine Staples, Aarick Staples, Erin Clark, Hunter Williams, Tyonna Williams, Abbey Gordon, Kaylynn Clark, Nickolos Clark, Emryss Clark, Collin Williams; her great-grandchildren: Lincoln Hamel, Levi Hamel; her sister; Jo Anne Fox, of Fairhaven, Massachusetts; and many other family and friends.

Shirley was predeceased by her daughter: Erica J. Hamel; her brother Joseph Martin; her sisters Donna Derr, and Norine Martin; her parents Frances and Leslie Martin; her nephews William Fox, and Tracey Derr; and her cousin Gregory Wilson.

Services will be held at Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Rte. 32, Windsor on Saturday, May 4, at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, you can send any donations to: Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, c/o MaineGeneral Health, Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME, 04903-0828.

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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 Medidcal 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.


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