Obituaries, Week of June 15, 2017


UNITY––Cynthia (Cindy) Mardet Boivin, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born on September 9, 1959, in Brockton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Richard M. Farrar and Edna A. (Gingras) Farrar. She was originally from Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and had lived in Unity since 1970.

Cindy was a 1977 graduate of Mt. View High School, in Thorndike, where she was part of the gymnastic team.

For 30 years she worked at Irving Tanning Company, in Hartland, after which she graduated third in her class at Kennebec Valley Community College in 2009 at 50 years old.

In 2010, Cindy started working at Adam Speech Therapy as a speech pathologist. She lived her entire life to serve the wants and needs of others and helping the children soothed her soul.

Cindy cherished the times surrounded by family.

Cindy is survived by Richard and Edna Farrar (her mom and dad), of Unity; brother Richard (Butch) Farrar, of Unity; sisters, Alice (Farrar) Margolies, of Red Bank, New Jersey, Hope (Farrar) Hitchcock, of Unity; daughter, Torrie Boivin and family, Crystal Medina, Colton Medina and Zachary Boivin, of Unity; son, Michael Boivin and family Crystal Lamkin, Mike Lamkin, Michelle Boivin, Mitchell Boivin, of Unity; daughter Ashley Boivin and family, Lillian Boivin, of Unity; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. on June 25, 2017, at the Bible Baptist church, 32 School St., Unity, with a celebration of her life to follow from 2–4 p.m. at the Unity Performing Arts Center, 42 Depot St., Unity.


WHITEFIELD––Edward James Larrabee Jr., 68, of Whitefield, passed away, at the home of his sister Lillian, on May 28, 2017, following a long illness.

Edward was predeceased by his father, Edward Larrabee Sr.; mother, Marguerite (Russell) Larrabee; and brother, Leslie Larrabee.

Edward is survived by his longtime love, Theresa Russell; children, Eva Russell, Judy (Peaslee) Solomon and Jacob Hertzig; nine grandchildren; brothers, Clarence and wife Betty, and Russell Larrabee; sisters, Lillian and husband Paul, and Betty and husband Timothy; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be sent to Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.


VASSALBORO––Sandra Jones Mathieu, 65, of Vassalboro, passed away at home on Monday, May 29, 2017. She was born March 19, 1952, in Gardiner, to Roland and Geraldine Jones.

Her interests included snowmobiling, NASCAR races, and sightseeing. When she had children, she was actively involved in school events and life changes. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Aria and watching her grow. Later, her hobbies included traveling, with the occasional trip to Hollywood slots.

Sandra’s professional career was very accomplished. After high school, she worked at Pine State Trading Company as a receptionist. She then held the director of shared services position at Maine HealthCare for 25 years. She continued to further her career and worked as the executive director at Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Maine for 13 years. Her retirement was cut short, although she was able to enjoy time with her family.

All who knew Sandra, even for a short time, were inspired by her contagious, positive spirit and vibrancy. Her humor and kindness were endless and she always lit up the room wherever she went.

She was predeceased by her father Roland Jones, brother Steven Jones, sister Diana Jones, and nephew Joshua Jones.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Carl Mathieu, of Vassalboro; two daughters, Ashley Mathieu and Michelle Mathieu; son-in-law Joshua Scott; granddaughter Aria Scott; her mother, Geraldine Jones, 88, of Jefferson; and many brothers and sisters.


PALERMO––Lester B. Davis, 89, of Palermo, died on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. He was born in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 1928, the son of Lester and Neva Davis.

Lester served in the U.S. Army. He married Dorothy Eleanor Deyoe on June 5, 1949.

Lester’s work history included: treasurer for the City of College Park, Maryland; Metropolitan Life Insurance, in Wilton and Augusta; and Lester B. Davis Tax and Business Services, in Palermo.

Lester served as a volunteer with the Boys Club in College Park and as a Boy Scout leader for Troop 222, in Palermo. He was the announcer for the wrestling and basketball teams at Erskine Academy for 30 years. He was recently honored for this accomplishment. Lester had a particular fondness for the staff and students at Erskine Academy. He was also interested in researching family genealogy.

In October, 2016, he traveled to Washington, D.C. with the Honor Flight for veterans. It was a very memorable experience for him.

He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor.

He is survived by his six children, Bonnie Davis, Cheryl Jones and husband David, Glen Davis and partner, Pat Belanger, Kathy Cheeseman and husband David, Sandra Randall and fiancé Sam Grenier, and James Davis and wife, Karen. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

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PALERMO––Arthur Bruce Hall, 74, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born on June 13, 1942, to Arthur Paul Hall and Margaret T. Jenesco.

Arthur was called “Bruce” by everyone who knew him. He graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, and went on to work for Kenway Boats. He was a mechanic at Elis Auto, and then he worked for the Maine DOT, where he serviced the road striping equipment. Bruce was also the president of F & H Pavement Marking Co. for several years before resigning and forming Hall’s Striping Inc., with his wife Shirley. He built all the striping machines himself. Bruce also served in the Maine National Guard.

In February 1984, he married Shirley Patterson Houston, in Palermo. They had 33 wonderful years together. They traveled to the Hawaiian Islands, California, South Carolina, and Virginia for golfing, as well as playing many courses in Maine.

On September 16, 1997, Bruce got a “hole-in-one” on hole #9 at Country View Golf Club, in Brooks. Bruce was a member at Natanis Golf Course, in Vassalboro, for several years.

Bruce loved to fish and he enjoyed hunting as well, in his early years. He like to grow fruits and vegetables like raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, plums, peaches, cherries, and rhubarb. Bruce also grew orchids and was a member of the American Orchid Society. Along with his planting, Bruce enjoyed and liked the challenge of fixing things that no longer worked, such as household appliances and cars.

Bruce would sing along with the music of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Shirley;p three sons, Rodney and wife Angel, of Palermo; Bradley and wife Shelly, of Windsor; and Benjamin and wife Alissa, of Douglas, Massachusetts; and grandchildren, Emily, Kaitlyn, Nathan, and Riley.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at


OAKLAND, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina––Jeffrey Paul Fenlason, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in his sleep at home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Jeffrey was born on June 5, 1963, in Waterville, the son of Ronald and Louise Fenlason.

He lived most of his life in Oakland, graduating from Messalonskee High School in 1981. He graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 1989. Jeffrey earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia Southern University in 2011 in criminal justice adminstration. He gave 28 years to serving as a police officer and police chief, until moving to South Carolina in 2014, where he worked a program manager at Grand Strand Hospital’s security department.

Jeffrey was the kindest, most gentle, and generous man; and everyone he touched loved him. As an officer, he took special concern in helping the children in the situation he was call to, and he always carried teddy bears in his cruiser for them. He would do anything for anyone and was always honest, humble, loyal, and loving.

He loved riding his Harley, kayaking, and especially the beach.

Jeffrey is survived by wife Michelle Fenlason; parents Ronald and Louise Fenlason, of Oakland; daughter Amy Fenlason, of Manchester, New Hampshire; brothers, Steve Fenlason and wife Lori, of Gardiner, and David Fenlason, of San Diego, California; granddaughters, Ayeesha and Tiana Gale, of Manchester, New Hampshire; Michelle’s sons, Josh and Jake LePage, of Winslow; his in-laws, Roger and Lorraine Buker, of Winslow; nephews, Ben Fenlason, Christopher Storer, and Mark Greenlaw; and many brothers and sister in-laws, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at

Memorial donations of a teddy bear may be made to the Oakland Police Department.


UNITY––Rebekah E. Hubbard, 82, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, at her home following a long illness. Becky was born in Gardiner on July 6, 1934, to Merle and Catherine (Knox) Trask.

She helped support her family with many jobs over the years. She enjoyed many hobbies, including playing cards, cooking, and taking care of her rose bushes.

Becky was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Melvin Hubbard Sr.; son, Melvin Jr.; daughter, Virgina; and granddaughter, Crystal Moreno.

She is survived by her companion of the last 14 years, William Bird, of Unity; her children, Terry and Pedro Moreno, of Corpus Christi, Texas; Linda and Victor Vigue, of Thorndike; Rose Hubbard and Rick Durant, of Knox; Carlene and Galen Neal, of Unity; Ray and Renee Hubbard, of Unity; Florence Porter and Dennis Neal, of Unity’ and Robert Hubbard, of Unity; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at


ALBION––Vivian Marie (Gee) Clark passed away on Saturday, June 3, 3017. Vivian was born in Summerfield, New Brunswick, Canada, on October 5, 1920, the middle child of Merrill and Amy (Green) Gee.

On December 28, 1940, Vivian married Glenn Clark and they moved to Albion with Glenn’s family.

In 1949, Glenn and Vivian moved to the house on East Benton Road, in Albion, and remained there until Glenn’s passing in 2009.

She was a member of the Albion Extension ladies group. She sewed and preserved and always had something wonderful to eat for whoever stopped by.

Vivian was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Glenn L. Clark; son Leland; and great-grandson Alexander L. Hathaway; and was also predeceased by Phyllis, Dorothy, Manson, and Kathleen, as she is the last member of her siblings to pass away.

Vivian is survived by her son, Graydon Clark (Kayan), and their children, Sarah (Jeremy), Deanna (Rick), and Matthew (Crystal); daughter Pamela Gilbert (Ray) and their children, Amy (Brian), Jennifer (Andre), Holly (Jeff), Brian (Amanda, and Chris (Aimee); daughter-in-law Tami and children, Violet (Tim), John (Michelle), Joy (Chris), Tonya, and Chauncey; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at:

Memorial donations may be made to the LN Clark Inspiration Network in memory of Leland Nelson Clark, P.O. Box 392, Fairfield ME 04937; or to the NICCU at Eastern Maine Healthcare Charities, in memory of great-grandson Alexander L. Hathaway, P.O.Box 931, Bangor ME 04401-0931.


VASSALBORO––Frederick Maynard Steeves, 79, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Hospice Center, in Augusta. He was born May 30, 1938, in Rockland, the son of Charles Steven Steeves and Edna (Lathrop) Steeves.

He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Air Force until his honorable discharge. He also trained with the Marine Corps.

On March 14, 1986, he married Nancy Hastings, in Seward, Alaska. In his younger days, he worked for a fire truck production company and in the chicken industry. He also was a fisherman in New Bedford. After moving to Seward, Alaska, in 1965, he owned his own marine welding business. He was also a fisherman, trapper, bear guide, and bus driver.

Fred was a member of the Centerpoint Community Church, lions International, the American Legion, and Pioneers of Alaska. He enjoyed hunting, photography, flower gardening and gold panning.

He was predeceased by his parents; a grandchild; several sisters, brothers, nephews, and nieces.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Nancy (Hastings) Steeves, of Vassalboro; children, “Alan Steeves, Bobby Raynes, Mark Steeves and wife Jeanmarie, Trilby Post, Noreen Skillman and husband Dan, Jay Sturm, and Joe Sturm; three sisters, Ruth Kyte, Priscilla Lundevahl, and Alaide Hopper and husband James; two brothers, Wayne Steeves and wife Carla, and Leslie Steeves, 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial donations may be made to: Temple Academy, 60 West River Rd., Waterville ME 04901.


UNITY––Dorothy (Dot) Gardiner, 85, of Unity, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Dorothy was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, to Clifton Doughty and Mildred Janvrin, on November 26, 1931.

On May 13, 1948, Dot married Maurice Gardiner. They were married for 57 years prior to his passing in 2005. They were Connecticut residents for 30 years and moved back to Maine in 1988. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, quilting, finding a bargain at tag sales, and cheering for the Boston Red Sox.

She was predeceased by her sister Mildred (Raven) Brown.

Dorothy is survived by her four children, Laura Preli, Mark Gardiner and wife Patricia, of Connecticut, John Gardiner, of Maine, Matthew Gardiner and husband Hal Beattie, of Florida; grandchildren, Christopher and wife Tammy McCue, Eric and wife Dallas McCue, both of Maine, Karin McCue and partner Jodie Dube, Cherise Ball, Luke, Daniel, Ben and wife Megan, Timothy, and Krista Gardiner, all of Connecticut, Julia and Zachary Gardiner, of Florida. She also leaves 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great- grandchildren; four brothers, Clifton, Linwood, Ralph and Emerson Doughty; two sisters Nancy (Kitty) Doughty and Linda Rollerson; and many nieces and nephews.

Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at


ALICE M. MANN, 70, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Locally, she is survived by children Dan Moore, of Whitefield, Dwayne Moore, of Windsor, Tina Moore, of Augusta, and Colleen Blanchette, of Windsor; a sister, Shirley Buck, of Jefferson.

STEPHEN G. WEYMOUTH, 60, of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, following a battle with lung cancer. Locally, he is survived by a sister, Jennifer Richards and husband Lee, of Whitefield.

ALEXANDER W. MOULTON, 80, of Pittston, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Sherry Boudreau, of Windsor, and grandson Joshua Boudreau, of Pittston.

DAVID A. CUNNINGHAM, 62, of Gray, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, following an extended illness. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Robert W. Cunningham Jr., of Windsor.

SYLVIA M. MARSTON, 77, of Randolph, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Maine General Medical Center, in Portland. Locally, she is survived by a grandson, Jeremy Kalloch and wife Lisa, of Whitefield.

CHARLES W. OLIVER, 98, of Canaan, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Locally, he is survived by children Donna Cookson, of Benton, and Debra Jean and Peter Re Jr., of Oakland.

SHIRLEY A. DAMREN, 91, of Belgrade, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, in Waterville. Locally, she is survived by son Peter Damren and wife Karen, of Belgrade, and daughters Mary Hammond and husband Donald, of Belgrade, and Patricia Brown and husband Roger, of Oakland.

DOLLIS C. JONES, 74, of Waldoboro, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. Locally, she is survived by a son Mark Jones, of Vassalboro; and sister Darlene Cropley, of Windsor.

RICHARD L. MAIN, of Lebanon, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the VA Hospital, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Locally, he is survived by brothers Bertram Sylvester Main and wife Doris, sister Joan Bucknam, all of Oakland, and brother Daniel McCaslin and wife Betty, of Winslow.

JAMIE R. LOVETT, 29, passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at Eastern Maine Medical Center, in Bangor, following a long battle with depression and bipolar illness. Locally, she is survived by her parents, Deanna Works and husband Dwayne, of Oakland, and a sister, Sadie Works, of Oakland.


GERARD E. LOUBIER, 89, of Suffield, Connecticut, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at River’s Watch, in Suffield, three days after the passing of his wife, Therese. He was born in Beauceville, Québec, Canada, on January 13, 1928, but was raised in Waterville, moving to Enfield, Connecticut, in 1955. Locally, he is survived by a brother, Lucien Loubier and wife Anita, of Winslow, and sisters-in-law, Betty Loubier, of Winslow, and Jackie Vigue, of Waterville.

WALDO H. COVELL, 84, of Orono, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Orono. Wally served as the successsor to John Winkin as head baseball coach at Colby College, in Waterville, from 1974 – 1984, and was an assistant coach on the 2006 Class A state championship Lawrence High School football team, in Fairfield. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Schari Roy and husband Michael, of Waterville.


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