Obituaries Week of April 26 2016


FAIRFIELD – Carolyn May Lne, 73, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. She was born in Mexico on July 6, 1942, the daughter of the late Carroll and Evelyn (Kilbreth) Akers, and later raised by Philip and Lucienne Welch, her foster parents.

Carolyn graduated from Dixfield High School in 1961, and also accomplished an associate’s degree at the age of 60, from Kennebec Valley Community College, in Fairfield.

Carolyn worked several different jobs, such as a full-time homemaker, factory worker, and office worker, and she also worked on the family chicken farm. Carolyn was an active church member and loved to play piano and sing for the Lord.

She had a beautiful gift of sewing and talent for music and cooking. Carolyn loved family with all her heart and showed hospitality to everyone she came in contact.

Carolyn was predeceased by both parents, brother Richard Akers, sister Gloria Duval, and great-grandchildren Joshua Taylor and Braydon Norman.

She is survived by her husband Leslie Lane; children Erwin Taylor Jr. and fiancée Diane Morissette, Robert Taylor, Shelly Geidel and husband Lance, Kelly Jeremie and husband Daniel, Phillip Taylor and wife Martha and Sheldon Lane; grandson Ryan Lane; former husband Erwin Taylor Sr.; siblings Mary Learned, Jessie Shelkis, Roger Carroll Jr. and William Akers; grandchildren Seth, Jacob, Isaiah and Michael Taylor, Cassandra Norman and fiancé Chris McLaughlin, Bradley Norman and fiancé Andrea Foss, James and Madeline Geidel, Travis, Aaron and Carolynn Bagley and fiancé Dalton Satterwhite, Kimberly Dathnay and Shayna Jeremie; great-grandchildren McKaela McLaughlin, Braelyn Taylor, Hunter Norman and Ellie Satterwhite.

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OAKLAND – Rhonda T. (Knight) Morgan, 65, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, following a long battle with COPD. She was born at the Franklin Memorial Hospital, in Farmington, on October 16, 1950, the daughter of Howard and Helen (Wyman) Knight.
She  attended Williams High School, in Oakland, and graduated on June 12, 1969.

She was a stay-at-home mom for her three children, and also took care of her grandchildren when needed. She worked other jobs off and on through the years.

For those who knew her, she had a heart of gold and was very thoughtful and caring of others. Rhonda was always willing to give her time, money, or listening ear to whomever was in need and was accepting of everyone. She was also a spunky and fun woman, who could always make you laugh or put a smile on your face.

Rhonda was predeceased by her father and mother, Howard and Helen Knight; sister Sheila Castonguay; brother-in-law Gerald Castonguay; and niece Barbara Castonguay Marcoux.

She is survived by her three children, Brad S. Hastings, Cory G. Hastings and Briana L. Pomerleau and husband Brian; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, Trenton Hastings, Ryan Pomerleau, Brendon and Megan Pomerleau, Faith Pomerleau and Austin Pomerleau; great-grandchild Ayden Pomerleau.

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WINSLOW – Howard L. Brown, 81, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at his home in Winslow. He was born May 5, 1934, in Mapleton the son of Lemuel and Mary (Crawford) Brown.Obits Howard L Brown

He was employed for 42 years in construction work for L.M. Cutchin, now known as the Sheridan Corporation and was a volunteer fireman for the towns of Mapleton and Winslow. He also participated and volunteered at RSVP walking program at Colby College since 2005.

Howard was married for 52 years to Myrtle Carter Brown, who predeceased him.

Howard is survived by his children, Lorraine O’Brien, of Wash­ing­ton state, Carol Hansen, of Mapleton, a companion, Thelma Lafferty; one brother, Richard Brown, of Deltona, Florida, and a sister, Audrey Christie, of Mapleton; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers, Harold and Roger Brown; daughter, Muriel Griffin; son, Carlton Hubbard.

Friends wishing may make donations in Howard’s memory to the charity of your choice.

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


John R. Verrier and partner Barbara Bailey, of Fairfdield, lost his mother, JANET Y. VERRIER, 83, of Portland, on Monday, April 11, 2016, in Portland.

Debra Fuller and husband David, of Albion, lost her brother, STEVEN J. PERRY, 61, of Clearwater, Florida, on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Mease Hospital, in Dunedin, Florida.

Lauren Glueck and partner Henry Poirier, of Waterville, and Craig Glueck and wife Valerie, of Oakland, lost their father, HAROLD F. GLUECK, 76, of New Hartford, New York, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Faxton-St, Luke’s Healthcare.

Ronald Shorty and wife Nancy, of Fairfield, lost his mother, ANGELA A. SHORTY, 81, of Waterville, on Monday, April 18, 2016, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.


MARY E. DOUGLASS GRADY, 72, of Waldoboro, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2016. She was born January 5, 1944, in Whitefield, to Chester and Bernice Douglass II.

Mary was educated in Whitefield schools, attended Erskine Academy, in South China, and later received a GED. She worked at her aunt Margaret’s Nursing Home, in Coopers Mills.  She later became the first female buyer at Associated Grocers, in Gardiner.


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