FAIRFIELD – Gale B. Young-Rodrigue, 61, passed away on Monday, on July 10, 2017, following a brief illness. Gale was born in Western Massachusetts of Irish heritage and adopted as a young child by John J. Young (Yuknavich) and Beatrice E. Young (Sidloski), both the first generation children of Lithuanian and Polish immigrants.
She was raised in Worcester, attending Worcester Public Schools. It was during these years that her lifelong love of all sport, but in particular basketball and swimming, was developed alongside her father. She graduated from Doherty Memorial High School in 1974 and enrolled at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, with a major in education. She played varsity collegiate sports while at FSC, including basketball and volleyball. During these years she was also a proud member of the service-based sorority, Sigma Alpha Delta, the Adelphian Society. Here she forged many life-long relationships with her friends and sisters. Graduating with honors in 1978, she began her teaching career at Fitchburg High School. She spoke fondly of her days in the Annex and began what would be a long career as a special education teacher.
In 1981 she moved to Maine and continued her teaching career at Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, where she remained as a 7-12 Composite Resource Room teacher for the next 35 years. During this time she was a coach, class advisor, department head,consultant, mentor and most importantly, a teacher and friend to the many students and adults who passed through her classroom.
She met Emile in 1987 and they married a year later on July 2, 1988. She enjoyed exploring the coast of Maine, musical theater, fine dining, reading, spending time around her backyard pool, and of course all form of sport. She was an avid New England sports fan, following the Patriots, Red Sox, the WNBA and of course, her Celtics. Every two years she would immerse herself in the Olympic Games, wherever they were held.
She retired from teaching in June 2016 after a total of 38 rewarding, hard-working and enjoyable years.
She is survived by her husband, Emile, of Fairfield; a brother, James, of Bridgewater, Massachusetts; her brother in-law Dan, of Palmer, Alaska; her parents in-law, Carmeline and Emile Rodrigue, of Clinton; many cousins.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.
Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics of Maine, 125 John Roberts Road, South Portland, ME 04106.
DYLAN B. HARTKOPF
ALBION––Dylan Barton Hartkopf, 25, of Albion passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017. Dylan was born on May 11, 1992, in Waterville, the son of Doug and Linda (Hertzel) Kartkopf.
Dylan graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield and from the Landing School, in Arundel.
Dylan was a member of Boy Scout Troop #446, of Albion, and achieved his rank of Eagle Scout upon completion of organizing community members to build 200 feet of bog bridges on Carlton bog, in Unity, for Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.
Dylaln loved the outdoors, being on the water, music and hanging out with friends. Although he succumbed to the disease of addiction, Dylan will long be remembered by his friends and family for his infectious smile and welcoming nature. He was always willing to help out those in need.
Dylan is survived by his parents Doug and Linda, of Albion; his brother Olin, of Arlington, Virginia; sister Myrilla, Dover, New Hampshire; his maternal grandmother, Barbara Hertzel, of Pine Plains, North Carolina; his paternal grandparents David Hartkopf, of Seneca, South Carolina, and Phyllis Hartkopf, of Fairfield, Connecticut; and by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and girlfriend Nicolle Pelletier.
WATERVILLE/WINSLOW–– Lucille Leclair, 98, died early Thursday morning July 6, 2017, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville. She was born in Winslow on May 9, 1919, the daughter of Alfred Carey and Bertha (Hyer) Carey.
She was educated in Winslow schools and was a graduate of Winslow High School. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Parish. She worked at the C. F. Hathaway Co., in Waterville. After her marriage she was a home maker and stay-at-home mom and worked part time at the Wyandotte–Worsted Co., in Waterville, and in the Winslow school lunch program. She was a member of the Winslow Boosters Club for many years.
On May 11, 1946, she married Joseph Edmond Leclair and they were married for 46 years before his passing in March of 1993.
During her life she enjoyed travelling and going on bus trips with her husband, daughter and friends. In 1993 and 1996 she also went to many amusement parks in Florida with her grandchildren and other family members.
She enjoyed going to Katherine and Joe’s soccer, basketball and baseball games and track meets. She was their biggest fan. In 2009, when she was 90, she travelled to Cooperstown, New York, to watch her grandson play baseball. The team considered her their good luck charm as they came in third out of 16 teams in their age group.
She was predeceased by her husband; parents; brother Joseph Lucien Carey and his wife Margaret; and daughter-in-law Patricia Leclair.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda, with whom she lived until her hospitalization, and three sons Robert Leclair and wife Mary Heath, of Manchester, New Hampshire, James Leclair and fiancée Donna Bergeron, of Shawmut, and Kenneth Leclair and wife Jodi, of Fairfield; grandchildren, Katherine and Joseph Leclair; two stepgrandchildren, Corey Doherty and husband John and Geoff Heath and wife Alisa; five step-great-grandchildren, Seumas and Cormac Doherty, Molly, Abigail and Ryan Heath, all from New Hampshire; cousin Joanne and husband Edson Small, Jr. and family and her niece Joanne Gurney and nephew Michael Leclair and their families.
An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at www.gallantfh.com.
Memorial donations can be made to Pine Tree Camp, c/o Pine Tree Society, 149 Front St., Bath ME 04530. The money will be used to purchase new sensory equipment.
GLENETTE C. MONAHAN
OAKLAND__Glenette C. (Roy) Monahan, 85, passed away at Mount St. Joseph, Waterville, on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Glenette was born in Waterville on February 2, 1932 to Hazel and Alfred Roy, Oakland.
Glenette was a 1952 graduate of Williams High School, in Oakland, and married her high school sweetheart, Francis Monahan, on July 29, 1952.
She was employed at Furbush Chevrolet, in Waterville, as an administrative secretary and Northern MGA insurance, Waterville, until her retirement.
Glenette was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and a member of the Waterville Auxiliary Elks Club of Waterville.
Glenette was loved by all who met her. She loved and cherished animals, especially her beloved cats, Amos and Tiffany. Once you met Glenette she called you “sweetheart,” a lady with a beautiful smile and giving heart. She enjoyed the coast of Maine, lobsters and clams, traveling, camping, beano, and especially going to the casinos.
Glenette was predeceased by her husband Francis, who died five years to the exact date of her death, on July 8, 2012; by her parents, Hazel and Alfred Roy; brothers, Frederick Roy and Ronald M. Roy.
An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.
Memorial donations may be made to Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.
WILLIAM L. TURNER
WINSLOW––William “Bill” L. Turner, 90, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017. He was born February 15, 1927, in Princeton, the son of Edward James and Caroline (Carlow) Turner.
He was the last surviving member of his family and his generation.
He began his adult life by joining the U.S. Navy at the age of 16 and served for eight years in World War II and Korea, which included his time in the Reserves until his honorable discharge. After the military, he worked at Bath Iron Works, went on to teach welding and then to work for J. R. Cianchette Construction, in Pittsfield; then on to Warren Brothers Construction.
He was a charter member of the VFW, in Fairfield. He was also a member of the American Legion, in Fairfield, as well.
Bill went to Connecticut for a healthier economy and ended his career while working for the East Hartford Federal Aircraft Credit Union. He and Eva then traveled across the country in their camper and split their time between Florida and Maine.
He was predeceased by a brother, Verne; three sisters, Carolyn, Claudia, and Pauline; and granddaughter, Stacey Valeriani.
He is survived by his wife, Eva I. (House) Turner, of Winslow; son, Donald Turner and wife Robin, of South Carolina; two daughters, Vicki Gilbert and husband, Allen, of Oakland, and Shelly Phillips and husband Larry, of Winslow; granddaughter, Sarah, of Connecticut; six grandsons, Jonathan Turner, of Texas, Michael Ross, of Westbrook, Jermy and Joshua Phillips, of Winslow, Anthony Gilbert, of Waterville, and Brian Gilbert, of Skowhegan; granddaughter Aburey, of Vermont; several great-grandchildren; and numberous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements were under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Rd., in Skowhegan.
Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
WINSLOW––Kathleen R. DeLorme, 74, of Winslow, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 13, 2017, at MaineGeneral Hospital, in Augusta. She was born on January 1, 1943, in Lowville, New York, the daughter of Margaret (Bullard) and James Rubar.
She grew up in Gouverneur, New York, and graduated from Gouverneur High School, class of 1961.
She went on to study at Central City Business Institute, in Syracuse, New York, and worked as an administrative assistant and finally as a supervisor at the St. Lawrence County Courthouse.
On February 19, 1977, Kathy married Paul E. DeLorme, in Waterville, and began what was to be her “destiny”–devoted wife and doting mother. Through the years, Kathy enjoyed flower gardening and riding horses, as her favorite movie genre was Westerns. Animals, especially “Westies” or any terrier, had a special place in her heart.
She had a lifelong love of reading, but her greatest joy in life was her family and friends. With her faith being her guiding light, she served as an Eucharistic minister in the area hospitals.
Kathy was a great New England Patriots fan; however, her family suspects that any “love” for the Patriots was more for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. She did “enjoy” the Red Sox on a good day. Kathy had a youthful spirit, enjoyed dancing and had an eclectic range of music.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Paul E. DeLorme, of Winslow; three daughters, Bronwyn Poulin, of Canaan, Kathleen R. Fleury and husband Shawn, of Winslow, and Autumn DeLorme, of Haverhill, Massachusetts; two stepsons, Daniel Delorme and wife Kathleen, of Florida, and Paul E. DeLorme, of Alabama; two brothers, William Rubar, of South Carolina, and John Rubar, of New York; six grandchildren.
To view a video collage of Kathy’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family, please visit: www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John Catholic School, 15 Garand Street, Winslow ME 04901 or Servants of the Blessed Sacraments, 101 Silver Street, Waterville ME 04901.
KENNETH BOLDUC, 51, of Sidney, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by four sisiters, Patti A. Dube, Ann M. Lion, both of Augusta, Kathy V. Attaya, of Waterville, and Pamala M. Kimball, of Windsor.
JEAN J. LEMORE, 80, of Clinton, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Locally, she is survived by her children, Gary W. Lemore and wife Dawn, of Clinton, Bob Lemore and girlfriend Erin Walsh, of Clinton, Beverly McDonough and husband James, of Winslow, Debbie Nielsen and husband Paul, and Sandy Irving and boyfriend Andy Fortin, all of Clinton.
ROSEMARY ANTHONY, 65, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017, following a short illness. Locally, she is survived by brothers Fern Bourque, of Winslow, and Steve Bourque, of Whitefield.
MARJORIE E. GOFF, 87, of Washington, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. She was born in Jefferson on February 7, 1930, the daughter of George and Louise Lincoln Ames. She graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1947.
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