OBITUARIES for Thursday, October 28, 2021


WATERVILLE – Jennie E. (Noyes) Rood, 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at MaineGeneral Rehab and LTC at Glenridge, in Augusta. Jennie was born in Waterville to William (Pa) and Leola (Corbett) Noyes on July 16, 1928.

She was the third of six children. She grew up on a farm and attended schools in Albion.

Jennie married Harold Rood on August 3, 1946, and a few years later, moved to Waterville. They enjoyed going dancing throughout the years. He would take her once a month out to eat with the Sunshine Club.

She belonged to the Winslow Baptist Church. She also loved going swimming at the Boys Club, and together they were in a bowling league. Family gatherings were very special; to her and all the delicious food she cooked.

Jennie was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Harold who passed away on March 24, 2016; her three sisters, Kathryn, Roberta, and Glenice; her two brothers, William, and Keith; her brothers-in-law, Mel Ireland, John Stuart, and James Mayo; her sister-in-law, Ruth Noyes; her son-in-law, Carly Hodges; her grandson, Eric Rood.

Jeannie is survived by her five children, Nancy Hodges, Susan Rood, Shelley Rood, Kimberly Noyes, and William Rood; her daughter-in-law, Linda; her grandchildren, Karla, Timothy, Jennie Lynn, Aaron, Melissa, Nathan, Devon, and Jared; her 13 great-grandchildren, her sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Noyes, Ellen Rood and her husband, Ben Bolin, Pearl Fuller, and Rosalie Rood; and several nieces, and nephews.

There will be no public services.

Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. Fairfield where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at


WATERVILLE – Ida Louise (Gould) Varney, 94, passed away peacefully at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville, on Thursday, September 30, 2021, following a long and well-lived life. Ida was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, on June 1, 1927, the eldest child of James K. and Maude L. (Reynolds) Gould. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Waterville and four more siblings were born. Ida was educated in Waterville schools, and as the eldest, spent much of her free time caring for her three brothers and sister.

Ida spent more than 20 years at Diamond Match Co., in Oakland, and then nearly another 20 years at C.F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, where her attention to detail brought her to the Sample Room. Her job was to perfectly prepare the shirts for presentation, examining every seam and clipping every stray thread.

She married Silas Daniel Varney on March 4, 1950, and they bought a house on the Nowell Road, in Winslow, known by everyone as “The Farm.” They divorced in 1962.

While Ida never had any children, she took care of all her nieces and nephews from time to time and they adored spending time at The Farm with her, camping at Abnaki Campground, in Canaan, or travelling New England visiting family.

Ida was predeceased by her brothers, James K. Gould, of East Hartford, Connecticut, Burton I. Gould, of Winslow, and Alfred L. Gould, of Waterville.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Veilleux, formerly of Winslow, and currently a resident at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville; two sisters-in-law, Ana Gould, of Elgin, Texas, and Ellen Gould, of Waterville.

There was an interment ceremony on Saturday, October 23, at Pine Grove Cemetery, in Waterville.


SOUTH CHINA – Gerard “Jerry/Gerry” P. Fortin, 86, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at home. He was born October 26, 1934, in Augusta, to Raynold and Annette (Demers) Fortin.

He graduated from Augusta schools. He worked at McLellan’s Department Store, in Maine and Connecticut, where he met his future wife. He had to get his parent’s permission to marry! They were married October 24, 1955, he could not wait those two days! They celebrated 65 years of marriage last year.

He also worked at Wasson’s A & W, in Augusta, Augusta Supply Co., and retired from Kirschner’s, also in Augusta, after 28 years.

He enjoyed cooking (his coleslaw was the best!), fishing, hunting, woodworking (there were some of his photo/art frames hanging in the Pershing Building (N.Y.C.) in the 80s and 90s.

He was kind of gruff and had strong opinions sometimes, but was loved by all. He had a sense of humor that was his own!

He is survived by his children: Joan (Tim) Chaffee, of Clinton, Audrey and Pepper Fortin, of South China, Neal (Stacy) Fortin, of Riverside, California; grandchildren: Cheslie (Eric) Kaherl, of Winthrop. Elizabeth (Xavier) Fonseca, of Ontario, California; great-grandchildren, Katie, Jessica and Michael Kaherl, Winthrop, Anne Fonseca, of Ontario, California; several nieces and nephews; cousin, Jeanette Michaud, of Augusta, and South West Harbor; cousin-in-law, Kermit (Sandi) Staples, Connor TWP.

He was predeceased by sister, Cecile Chaisson.

Burial will be held on Sunday, November 7, at 1 p.m., at the China Village Cemetery, 148 Neck Road, China.


FAIRFIELD – Terri “Lindy” Craft, 60, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, following a courageous battle with liver disease. She was born on February 4, 1961, to Elizabeth Shirley Lyons Tuckson, in Hartland.

After graduating from Skowhegan High School in 1979, Terri joined the United States Navy. She also worked as a CRMA in the healthcare field for many years and worked at MBNA, in Belfast, in customer satisfaction.

Terri cherished the time she spent with her family. She was a loving and proud mother and grammy and she loved attending and supporting anything in which her children or grandchildren were involved. Terri loved baking, knitting, singing, shopping, trying new things, and making memories with family and friends. She will be remembered as being selfless, kind, and loving — but also as a great cook. The ocean was one of her favorite places as the sound of the waves and smell of the ocean air brought her peace. She was an active member of New Beginnings Church and loved Jesus.

Terri is survived by her children, Jessica A. Young, of Lewiston, Rebecca M. Damron and her husband Jesse, of Benton, and Christopher M. Chrysler, of Wells; her brothers Wayne Tuckson, Eric Hussey, and Peer J.; and her sisters Tammy Smoleroff and Billie Perkins; her grandchildren, Kiera-Caley and Kelsey Young, Ayanna Souimaniphanh, Justise, Cadance, Eliya and Jayce Damron; many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her grandson, Dominic Chrysler.

Terri’s graveside service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Rd., Augusta, on Monday, November 1, at noon. There will be a celebration of her life immediately following graveside services at New Beginnings Church, 392 Main St., Waterville. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Donations can be sent to Lawry Brothers Funeral Home at the address below.

Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting

Flowers can be sent to New Beginnings Church at the address above, or in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the family to assist with the cost of funeral expenses.


WATERVILLE – Edward Omar Greene, 96, of Waterville, passed on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. He was born May 5, 1925, in Benton, the son of Kleber and Madelyn Greene.

Edward was predeceased by his wife Edith Greene, and son Wayne Greene, siblings Arthur Greene, Ethel (Greene) King; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ed is survived by a family that adored him to include daughter Heidi Montuori, and husband John, daughter Nancy Waraskevich; grandchildren Joey Waraskevich, Jared Waraskevich, John Montuori III, Amanda Montuori, Jason Greene, Casey Greene; great-grandchildren, Riley Waraskevich, Harper Waraskevich and Elanor Greene.

Edward’s work ethic was second only to his dedication to his family. He was employed for many years by Waterville Senior High School in maintenance and security. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. His interests included automobiles and airplanes.

Edward, “Ed”, “Eddie”, “Dad”, “Grampy”, “Pop Pop” loved life and everyone he encountered. He saw the good in everyone and was always quick to strike up a conversation. His gift of “gab” is a proud trait passed down to many of his family.

A private memorial service for the family was held on October 23.

Arrangements made by Dan And Scott Adams Cremation, Skowhegan. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Ed’s name to the: SMA Foundation


CLINTON – Pearlie “Marie” (Gray) Webb, 94, peacefully passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021. She was born in Stonington on April 26, 1927, and was the seventh of nine children in James W. Gray Sr. and Sadie “Kathleen” (Cleveland) Gray’s family.

She attended Stonington schools until her freshman year, at which time she left school to care for her mother and younger siblings while her mother underwent cancer treatment. She later received her G.E.D the same year that her daughter graduated high school.

Marie worked as a waitress before meeting the handsome widower, Russell A. Webb, of Oceanville. They were married on September 21, 1952, at the Church on the Hill, on Deer Isle. With this marriage she gained two stepsons, Wallace H. and David H. The following year, their daughter Joan W. was born.

For several years Marie traveled across New England with Russell as he worked as an electrician. In 1959 they purchased a home in Clinton and settled down. Her home was filled with homemade meals and desserts which were shared with others in the community who were without families or facing difficulties. She was positive, independent, and progressive in her thoughts and deeds throughout her life.

She was a member of the Brown Memorial Methodist Church for 62 years and took on many roles. First as a Sunday school and vacation bible school teacher, assisting with events at the church and the food booth at the Clinton Lions Club Fair. She ran the thrift shop at the church for many years. Marie proudly held her position at the Candy Cane Christmas fair overseeing “Grannie’s Attic”. She was the official carrot peeler for the turkey pie suppers held by the church. A longtime member of the Methodist Women’s Group. She was also a member of the Clinton Senior Citizens Group and attended meetings of the Clinton Historical Society.

Marie supplemented the family income by sewing and had a knack for tailoring garments to fit perfectly. She made her daughter’s school clothing every year and there was always a new nightgown to wear Christmas Eve. She taught her sewing skills in the Extension group when first moving to Clinton. She was a knitter, and crafter/artist in multiple mediums. She spent sunny days maintaining her flowerbeds and property.

She loved the Wednesday soup and lunch day held at the United Methodist Church prior to Covid.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Russell in 2003, stepson, Wallace and his wife Margaret, step-grandchild, Scott D. Webb, brothers Guy, James Jr., Gordon, Alton, Carroll, and Everett “Boog” Gray, and sister Norma Andrews.

Marie is survived by her daughter, Joan W. Bryson (Michael); stepson, David H. Webb; step-grandchildren Louise Chapman (Calvin), Michael Webb (Debbie) and Lisa Woodside (Jeff), David R. Webb; brother, Lyle (Terry) Gray; sister-in-law Elizabeth Gray.

Her graveside service and burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, on Oceanville Road, at 2 p.m., on Thursday, October 28. An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

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

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation to the Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, Box 58, Clinton, ME 04927, or the Clinton Fire and Rescue Department, in care of Clinton Town Office, 27 Baker St., Clinton, ME 04927.


Warren G. Hunt, 79, of South China, formerly of Wakefield Massachusetts, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021. Warren was born in Medford, Massachusetts, the son of the late Mildred (Jones) Huntand, and was raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

He was a graduate of School Of St. Philip-Neri Boston and then attended Boston University. Warren was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp where he believed Parris Island and the Corp shaped his life tremendously.

Mr. Hunt’s career spanned 35 years with the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. His career began when the hospital was in the city of Boston. He was heavily involved with the transformation and relocation of the hospital to its then new location on Mall Rd., in Burlington, Massachusetts. After years of day to day operations and expansions at Burlington, Mr. Hunt was assigned to his most recognized achievement for the organization. He created and developed Lahey Clinic Northshore, Peabody, Massachusetts.

After years of managing day to day operations and expansions at the Peabody location, Mr. Hunt retired in 2004 as Senior Vice President of the Lahey Clinic Organization. His contribution to Lahey Clinics success was recognized when he was named a member of the Emeritus Staff.

Warren is the father of Mark W. Hunt and Jennifer, of Colebrook, New Hampshire, and Alysia and Chip Farrington, of China; grandfather of Madyx Kennedy and Sarah Hunt; brother of Richard Hunt and Carol, of Littleton, New Hampshire, Dr. Donald J. Hunt, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, Kenneth Hunt, of North Reading, Massachusetts, and the late Rosemary Hunt, David Hunt and Walter Hunt; many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to gather and share his memories in the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St., (RT28) Stoneham, Massachusetts, on Friday October 29, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. Parking attendants and elevator available. Interment is private.

Please consider donations in memory of Warren to Lahey Clinic, 41 Mall Road Burlington, MA 01805.


VASSALBORO – Richard Edward Flick Sr., 87, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Richard was born in Westbrook on October 4, 1934, the son of Samuel and Mary Flick.

Richard attended Greely High School where he played several sports. Richard entered the U.S. Army of which he made a career. He attended many military colleges and received several degrees and honors. The highest honor he received was receiving the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Richard enjoyed many things in life. He enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, watching UMaine and Army sport teams, and could give you directions to anywhere in the state, from anywhere in the state.

Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also could not resist going to the casinos.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Mary, brother, Samuel Flick Jr., sister, June Greer, and a daughter, Gail Ann Banarer.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Richard Flick Jr. and Esther, of South Paris, Daniel Flick, of Naples, Thunder Flick and Brenda, of Arundel, Timothy Flick, of Windham; step-son, Craig Glueck; step-daughter, Lauren Glueck; and son-in-law, Robert Banrer; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, October 27, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, ME 04330.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Richards honor to The Wounded Warrior Project,


WINSLOW – Jean Ann Gauthier, 66, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at home. Born in Waterville on June 18, 1955, Jean was the daughter of the late Alphie and Juliette Gauthier.

She graduated from Waterville High School and attended Thomas College, inWaterville. Jean was a dedicated employee at MaineGeneral Medical Center for 40 years. Beginning as a cafeteria employee, she worked her way up to Director of Food and Nutrition. She was responsible for implementing the “Room Service Program”. She was well respected by her fellow workers.

Jean was a big sports fan, especially the Boston teams. She was loved by her very close friends and loved her monthly dinner dates with “the girls”. She was a communicant and Eucharistic Minister for Corpus Christi Parish, in Waterville.

Jean was a selfless person, always putting other people’s needs above hers. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

She is survived by her sisters, Alice Russell and husband Dan, and Fay Gauthier; her brother, Alan Gauthier and wife Robbin; nieces Liane Norsworthy and husband Travis, and Jessica and husband Mark; her three great-nephews and one-great niece; several aunts and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, October 23, at Notre Dame Church, in Waterville. Burial was immediately following at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, in Waterville.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, please visit to share your memories and condolences with Jean’s family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the MaineGeneral Harold Alfond Center for Cancer.


WATERVILLE – Theresa D. Leclerc, 78, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at her home. She was born in Waterville to the late Fredrick and Christine (Rancourt) Berard on July 23, 1943.

Theresa attended grade schools in Waterville and graduated high school from Mount Merici Academy, in Waterville, in 1961. She worked briefly at C.F. Hathaway Shirt Factory, in Waterville, before beginning her career and working her way up to management at New England Telephone Company, where she worked for 36 years, until her retirement in 1997. During this time, Theresa met and married Marc Leclerc, of Lac Etchemin, Québec, Canada, in February 1965, and had two daughters.

They enjoyed a full life together and enjoyed each other’s company. In their earlier years, they attended many hockey games, played cards; especially cribbage and loved to socialize with family and their friends.

Family meant everything to Theresa. She grew up in a loving family with three younger brothers. They enjoyed going on camping trips, family outings and shared lots of laughs together. She was an avid reader and volunteered with the Maine Literary Program, teaching adults to read. She loved listening to a variety of music to relax and unwind from the Bee Gees and John Denver to André Bocelli and James Brown. She was also involved with the Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector at St. Francis de Sales Church, in Waterville.

Theresa is survived by her husband Marc; her two daughters and their spouses, Lisa and Rodney Scruggs, of Maryland, and Colette and Robert Rugg, of Connecticut; three grandchildren Laura Scruggs, Natalie Rugg and Olivia Rugg; brothers Fredrick C. “Butch” Berard Jr. and sister-in-law Jean, of Oakland, Jerome “Jerry” Berard and sister-in-law Marie, of Fairfield, and Robert “Bobby” Berard, of Freeport; many, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Theresa loved her Leclerc family dearly. Hercules and Laura (Gosselin) Leclerc were blessed with nine children: four girls and five boys. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Colette and Migonne “Mimi” and her brother-in-law, Gaston.

She was predeceased by Migonne, Solange, Marcel, Evon and Claude.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, Silver Street, in Waterville.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home and Cremation Service; 8 Elm Street, Waterville. Please visit http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome to share condolences with Theresa’s family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Theresa’s name may be made to the Greater New England MS Society, http://www. nationalms or The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care,—make-a-gift.


ALBION – Basil B. Barnes Sr., 76, of Albion, passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born in Freedom on April 10, 1945, the son of the late Gardner C. and Verda (Bailey) Barnes.

He was born just a half mile from where he began his lifelong journey as a dairy farmer in Albion.

Basil was a self-taught businessman. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing; a true woodsman that knew his way through the forest. He was a very skilled cribbage player, and would often comment, “sit right down here, I won’t charge you extra for the lesson.”

Basil could put a smile on anyone’s face. He loved his grandchildren very much. He taught them how to run tractors, and equipment, and how to stack hay bales and firewood. And oh, how he loved to take them fishing. “But Grampy, I didn’t catch any,” they would say, and he would tell them, “You’re holding your mouth wrong.” Basil’s jokes and pokes were well known by all his closest family and friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Gardner M. Barnes.

Basil is survived by his sons, Basil B. Barnes Jr. and his wife, Jennie, and Ricky A. Barnes and his wife, Dawn; his companion of 27 years, Marvel Hutchings; his aunts, Rena Harding, and Natalie Coro; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, October 27, at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Albion, with Pastor Brad Taylor officiating.

Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Basil’s memory to Albion Christian Church Burial Fund, to help those who have lost a loved one.


CHINA VILLAGE – Beverly (Bragdon) Maheu, 92, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021, in her home. She was born on April 9, 1929, the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy Bragdon.

She is survived by her children, James K. Allen (Ginny), of Winslow, Mary Margo Allen, of China Village; stepchildren Lyn (Judy), Leanne( Terry), Lee; step-daughter-in-law, Becky Maheu; seven grandchildren, Benjamin, James (Yuko), Andrea (Jason), Stephanie (Arne) Brandie, Nathan (Kerry) and Spencer; several great-grandchildren; and niece Kim; and nephew Jay.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Larry, stepson Lance Maheu and sister Margaret Shoemaker.

At her request there will be no service.

Memorial donations may be made to the China Food Pantry at 1320 Lakeview Dr., China, ME 04926.


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