Obituaries, Week of January 10, 2019


BENTON – Kathy Marie (Chase) Horne, 51, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. She was born August 14, 1967, in Waterville, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Vivian G. (Crowe) Chase.

She was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1985. On June 29, 1997, she married Scott Horne, in Benton. Kathy was a homemaker and self-employed owner of Wild Things Live Bait with her husband. She enjoyed NASCAR, hunting, fishing, lobstering, and being a grandmother.

Kathy is survived by her husband of 21 years, Scott R. Horne, of Benton; son, Kenneth Violette, of Benton; daughter, Dawn Pike, of Benton; granddaughter, Violet Rose Pike, of Benton; grandson, Hunter Scott Pike, of Benton; two sisters, Lisa Raymond and husband Larry, of Plymouth, Donna Chase and partner Jerry Adams, of Fairfield; two nephews, Calvin Cobb and wife Jazzmine, of Sangerville, William Halley, of Fairfield; two nieces, Reva Reynolds and partner Jamie Ferguson, of Oswago, New York, Shaina Halley and partner Dylan Kay, of Fairfield.

She was predeceased by her parents Kenneth and Vivian Chase Jr.; grandparents, Kenneth and Annette Chase, Sr, and Charles and Ida Crowe.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

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


WINSLOW – Norman Richard Nicholas, 81, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. He was born August 16, 1937, in Waterville, the son of Joseph and Bernadette (Ducas) Nicholas.

He was educated in the schools of Waterville and graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1956. On February 11, 1957, he married Farolyn McLaughlin, in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United Stated Army until his honorable discharge. He was employed by the Kennebec Water District (River Crew) from 1960 to 1965, then as a lineman for Central Maine Power Company from 1965 to 1998.

Norman was a member of the VFW, Elks, IBEW and helped establish the Winslow American Little League program and the Winslow Midget Football program. He enjoyed fishing Lake Moxie and Indian Pond, hunting at the hunting camp in Unity, playing cribbage with friends at the VFW or Elks club.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Farolyn (McLaughlin) Nicholas of Winslow; two sons, Bruce Nicholas and wife Cindy, of Auburn, Bryan Nicholas and wife Sandy, of Orlando, Florida; grandchildren, Taylor, Cody, and Noah, all of Auburn, Nolan and Taylor, both of Orlando, Florida. He was predeceased by five sisters, Marion Will, Jeanette King, Adeline Paquette, Cecile Siviski, and Regina Gall; 4 brothers, Leo, William “Hank”, Edward “Kiko,” and Robert.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 12, at 11 a.m., at the MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW #8835, 175 Veteran Drive, in Winslow.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Norman’s memory to the VFW, 175 Veteran Drive, Winslow, ME 04901.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.


FAIRFIELD – Phyllis A. Ames, 74, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2018, at her home. She was born October 13, 1944, in Waterville, the daughter of Earl and Zenaide (Paradis) Gilbert.

She was educated in the schools of Winslow and was employed for many years at Pleasant Hill, in Fairfield, as a cook and also worked at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow. She was a member of the VFW and St. John the Baptist Church, in Winslow, and enjoyed playing bingo, going to Foxwoods to gamble, playing cribbage, camping each year on China Lake, and the annual trip to Old Orchard Beach with her gang.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Richard Willette, of Fairfield; sister, Beverly Quirion and husband James; grandson, Phillip Willette; losts of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents Earl and Zenaide “Rose” Gilbert; husband, Eugene Ames; brothers, Clarence Gilbert, Lawrence Gilbert, Carl Gilbert.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 19, at 10 a.m., at the Shawmut Chapel, Shawmut.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in her memory to the Somerset Humane Society, PO Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

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


SOUTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND – Norval Edwin Garnett, Sr., 93, formerly of East Greenwich, Rhode Island and South China, died on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at South Kingstown Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, in West Kingston, Rhode Island.

He was born on August 8, 1925, in his family home in Edgewood, Rhode Island, the son of the late Stanley I. Garnett and Ada (Willmott) Garnett.

Norval was educated in the Cranston school system graduating from Cranston High School in 1943. Enlisting in the service in 1943 he proudly served three years in the U.S. Army Infantry in England (SHAEF) and France. After his years in the service he prepped at Moses Brown School. Norval began his college studies the following fall at Colby College, in Waterville, graduating in 1951. He met his life-long partner and wife, Norma A. Bergquist, at Colby College.

He spent the last 31 years of his career in the Trust Department of the Industrial National Bank, later Fleet Bank, in Providence, Rhode Island, as a trust officer, retiring in 1989.

Norval had been active in the United Methodist Church of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, serving on various boards and committees. He was also an active summer member of the South China Community Church, in South China. Norval and his wife, Norma, enjoyed spending time with their friends and family at their summer home at Killdeer Point, on China Lake. They also enjoyed yearly trips abroad, particularly those to Spain.

He was a member and Past Master of Corinthian Lodge #27 F. & A.M., now affiliated with St. Johns Lodge #1, Providence, and was also a member of Calvary Commandery #13 Knights Templar.

He was predeceased by his wife, Norma Ann (Bergquist) Garnett; a sister, Virginia E. Garnett and brothers, Stanley A. Garnett, Allan W. “Joe” Garnett and Richard H. Garnett; nephews Bradford L. Garnett and Douglas D. Bergquist.

He is survived by four children: Norval E. Garnett, Jr. and his wife Karen, of East Greenwich, Nancy P. Garnett-Thomas, of East Greenwich, Nils A. Garnett and his wife Fawn, of Burien, Washington, and Neale V. Garnett-Turgeon, of Sun City Center, Florida; brother-in-law David Bergquist and his wife Candy; grandchildren: Christina J. Quattrucci, Amanda M. Amoroso, Justin D.A. Garnett, Nicole T. Garnett, Lauren V. Turgeon-Tejerina, Christopher E. Turgeon, Sarah Ann E. Thomas and Donald R. Thomas; great grandchildren: Calder Amoroso and William A. Quattrucci, III; nephews: Stanley I. Garnett, William A.K. Garnett, Richard E. Garnett, William S. Garnett and Clifford A. Garnett; niece, Lauren Bergquist.

A funeral service will be held at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick, RI on Saturday, January 26, at 11 a.m. Interment with military honors will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown, RI.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be sent to the South China Community Church, 246 Village Street, P. O. Box 335, South China ME 04358.

Remembrances may be shared at


BENTON – Phillip W. Carter, 94, of Benton passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at Oak Grove Center, in Waterville. He was born in Fairfield on June 15, 1924, the son of Raymond and Mary Jane (Foster) Carter.

He attended the Fairfield school system. On November 8, 1942, he married the former Virginia E. Getchell. They had 65 years together. Phil was a World War II veteran. He spent most of his working career as a mechanic, opening his own garage, Phil Carter’s Garage, in 1960. The garage is still going strong today under the ownership of his son, Larry Carter.

He was a devoted member of the Shawmut Chapel since 1958. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows and constable of Benton. His favorite pastime was doing puzzles, and he enjoyed his time with family at the camp on Morrill Pond, in Hartland.

He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia; his siblings, Hillman, Laura Bray, Mason, Luella Fortin, and R. Zalisco.

Phil is survived by his children, Wyonne Linnell, Glenys L. Michaud and her soul mate, Thomas Hunter Jr., and Larry P. Carter and his wife, Gladys; his grandchildren, Eric Linnell and his wife, Angie, Tammy Fuller and her husband, Rick, Patrick Linnell and his wife, Bette-Jean, Stephanie Mason and her husband, Ken, Dorothy Linnell-Richardson and her husband, Wes, Jonathan Whitcomb, Christine Oliver and her husband, Gary, Elizabeth Hubbard and her husband, Carlton, Penelope Carter, and Adam Carter and his significant other, Shantel Grenier; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Memorial Fund of Shawmut Chapel, P.O. Box 222, Shawmut, ME 04975.


ALBION – Virginia Lorraine (Whynott) Dow, 96, longtime Albion resident, died on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Maine Gene­ral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a brief hospitalization. Virginia was born on October 1, 1922, in Portland.

She settled in Albion where she attended Besse High School. She married Ervin S. Dow on November 5, 1940, and they celebrated 67 years of marriage before she was widowed in 2008. At various times Virginia held employment at the local school lunch program, and at the Albion Creamery. Virginia and Ervin established a home on the East Benton Road, in Albion, where she was mother to four children. Her love and support enabled all of her children to continue their educations beyond Besse High, and she and Ervin were so proud to attend each of their college graduations. Her neighbors during the 64 years that she lived on the East Benton Road became cherished friends. Virginia made certain that everyone in her family had a “Grammie Dow Quilt,” and these are treasured by all. She kept her fingers busy knitting and crocheting, and her biscuits and donuts were wonderful. She often sent visitors home with gifts of jams or pickles. Virginia loved her flower garden, and would often be found outside gardening. Her loving and giving nature touched everyone who knew her.

She and Ervin enjoyed traveling with family members and friends to many sites throughout Maine and the northeastern U.S., as well as to Nova Scotia, Florida, Alaska, and Arizona. Virginia had been deeply involved in her community through PTA, Albion Fire Department Auxiliary, as a member of the Albion Christian Church, Rebekah Lodge of IOOF, Grange, and as a life member of the Albion Historical Society. In her later years Virginia lived at Meadow By The Brook apartments, in Albion, then she received superlative care in the home of her daughter Pearle and son-in-law Jack Brake, in Clinton.

Virginia is survived by her four children and their families: E. Scott and Sharon Dow, of Augusta and their family (Peter and Stacey Dow, and Parker, and Sarah Dow-Shedlarski and Brian Shedlarski, and Ava and Garrett), Leonard and Donna Dow, of Albion and their family (Jody and Michael Watson and family, (Rachel Watson and Elliot Heeschen and Katherine, and Doug Medina, and Todd and Amanda Dow and family, (Kayla and Brock Lawrence and their family, Cole and Cade); Curtis Dow and Lexie Austin and their family, (Kamdyn, Owen, and Camilla); and Christopher Dow, Phillip and Janet Dow, of Albion, and their family (Phillip Jr. and Rose Dow, and their family, Phillip III, Marissa, Jacob and Brittany; Jason and Heidi Dow and their family, Gabrielle, Joshua, Kelly, and Hannah; Matthew and Amy Dow and their family, Matthew II, Delaney, Emma, and Rachel; Andrew and Mary Dow, and their family, Faith, Charity, Grace, and Andrew II; Timothy and Nicole Dow and Timothy Jr.), Pearle and Jack Brake, of Clinton, and their family (Tammy and Al Whittaker, and their family, Hannah and Leah; Marie and Dean Hirayama and Justin; Timothy and Lisa Alberts and their family, Ashley and Skylar Lindsay, and Kristen).

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

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at

The family suggests that memorial donations be offered to Loaves and Fishes, Albion Food Pantry, 123 Benton Road, Albion, ME 04910 or to Albion Public Library, 18 Main St, Albion, ME 04910.


SOUTH CHINA – Edward “Eddie” Devito, 54, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta, following a brief but fierce fight with cancer. He was born February 3, 1964, in Manhattan, New York, the son of Vito E. And Marion (Linerello) Devito.

His friends were his family, and are too numerous to mention, you know who you are. All his women friends he call “Ma,” his guy friends were “Brother.” Those near and dear had their own special term. One special person should be mentioned, his girlfriend, Dawn Cook.

Golf was a true passion for Ed, a long-time member of Natanis Golf Club, in Vassalboro, and many of his closest friends were his golf buddies.

Ed was a career letter carrier whose career began in Brighton Beach, New York, then he transferred to Waterville and developed a close postal family. His eclectic taste in music, from Metallica to Lyle Lovett, endeared him to everyone who attended the many shows with him. He also enjoyed muscle cars, St. Bernards, cigars and watching sports.

A “larger than life” character in every sense of the word, his humor brought tears of laughter. He was one of those rare individuals who touched lives so deeply he could never be forgotten.

A celebration of his life in true Ed fashion will be held in the spring with a date and time to be announced at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.


RICHARD E. ALBAIR, 69, of Augusta, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2018, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, he is survived by a son, Shannon Albair ad his fiancé Sheresa Stover, of Windsor.


A spring graveside service for DONALD C. POTTLE, of Fort Pierce, Florida, formerly of Benton, who passed away on December 7, 2018, will take place at Brown Cemetery, in Benton. It was a typographical error.


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