Obituaries, Week of June 22, 2017


VASSALBORO––Eddie L. Johnson, 67, of Hunt Road, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 20, 1949, the son of Benjamin J. Johnson and Luzeffie (Sims) Johnson.

Eddie served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Bath Iron Works for several years.

Eddie was predeceased by his mother, father; and a sister, Senora Edwards.

Surviving is his wife, Tammy L. (Hall) Johnson, of Vassalboro; two daughters, Yolanda Johnson and Fonda Johnson, of St. Louis, Missouri; a brother, George Lee Johnson, of Hartford, Connecticut; grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta.

Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at


FAIRFIELD­­––Keith Allen Wilbur, 70, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, in Oakland. He was born January 22, 1947, in Winslow, the son of Alton and Yvonne D. (Pomerleau) Wilbur.

He attended schools in Waterville and earned his GED in 1972. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the National Guard until his honorable discharge. He worked for a number of years for Lipman Poultry, in Augusta, C. F. Hathaway Shirt Company, in Waterville, the Maine Central Railroad, in Waterville, and most recently as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the United Bikers of Maine and enjoyed triking, playing pool, woodcrafts, dancing and camping.

Keith is survived by four sisters, Virginia Veilleux and husband Gerry, of Oakland, Dianne Lane, of Sidney, Linda Rodrigue, and Donna Cayouette and husband Raymond, all of Winslow, two brothers, Everette Wilbur, of Waterville, and Russell Wilbur, of Portland.

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

Memorial donations may be made to :Keith Wilbur Memorial Fund, c/o Dianne Ln., 1641 Pond Rd., Sidney ME 04330.


SOUTH CHINA––The Honorable Glenys Pooler Lovett, 81, of South China and Sarasota, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at her home. She was born in Augusta on July 19, 1935, the only daughter of Donald and Ida (Melrose) Pooler.

She grew up and received her formal education in Augusta, graduating from Cony High School in 1953 where she was an outstanding majorette for many years, even giving lessons.

Shortly after completing her education, she married Lieutenant Walter B. Lovett Jr. of the United States Army on March 12, 1955,
and accompanied him to Germany, where they spent 18 months in Heidelberg. Her oldest daughter, Karen, was in 1956 while they were there.

Politics was her calling. From working on US Senator Margaret Chase Smith’s campaigns in the 60s to becoming a Maine State Legislator herself in the 90s.

A member of the Augusta School Board from 1964 to 1968, Glenys was a member of the Mayor’s School Survey Committee and School Construction Committee. She was also involved in the Maine Mother of the Year project, where she traveled to New York City with the Maine winner to join the other state winners at the Waldorf Astoria for a big celebration.

As a member of the Maine Highway Safety Commission for two decades (1972-1992), she became an early advocate for child seat safety restraints. During the same period, she represented the state of Maine on the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders (NAWHSL).

Elected to the Maine State Legislature in 1994 from Scarborough (District 21), she served four consecutive terms as a member of the Health and Human Services Committee.

The Stop the Turnpike movement was just one of her many encounters with the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) because of the effect it would have on the town of Scarborough.

Besides keeping a weather eye on the MTA, she also was working tirelessly to ban MTBE, an additive to gasoline, which was claimed to be contaminating the drinking water supply of many Maine homes.

During the 90s, she was an active member of the West Scarborough United Methodist Church, serving on a variety of committees. It was during this period that she also helped to raise two of her grandchildren, Michelle and Stephen, alongside their mother, Brenda.

In 2001, Glenys received an award from the Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman Program for her outstand service and dedication to the principles for which the organization promotes and is the health and welfare of Maine Senior Citizens.

She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as her camp on China Lake and her winter home in Sarasota, Florida.

She was predeceased by her father, mother, and brother Arnold, three grandchildren, Nicholas Grant, of Hallowell, Brian and Stephanie Franklin, of Scarborough.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Walter; her three children, Karen Briggs, of South Portland, Joni-Lyn Lovett, of Farmingdale, and Brenda Franklin and husband Alan, of Scarborough; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Condolences, memories, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

Memorial donations may be made to: West Scarborough United Methodist Church, c/o William Dean, treasurer, P.O. Box 2035, Scarborough ME 04074.


ALBION––Steve M. Lewis passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Togus VA Hospital, following a long illness. Steve was born on December 22, 1955, in Waterville, the son of Joseph and Helen (Colford) Lewis.

He married his soulmate and best friend, Julie Tobey on July 22, 1978, in Albion.

Steve graduated in 1975, from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield and joined the Army a year later.

He was a “Jack of All Trades” with an associate’s degree in computer science and social services. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with family. He was also a skiing coach for the Special Olympics.

He was predecease by his parents Joe and Helen Lewis, his aunt, Rita Coates, and his paternal grandparents.

He is survived by his wife Julie (Tobey), of Albion; son Joshua and girlfriend Annalise, of California; two daughters Crystal Stanley and husband Adam and Tiffany Russell and boyfriend Brian, of Waterville; two granddaughters Donna Jo Adams and husband David, and Malynah Stanley, two grandsons Quinn Stanley and Joshua Russell; a great-granddaughter Izabelah Adams; a sister Patty Mounce and husband Rick, from Freedom, and his “Lil Sis” Shelly Willey and husband Gerald, from Palmyra; his uncle, Robert Colford and fiancee Rhea, Cliff Colford, of Fairfield; aunt, M. Layne Peet, from Oakland; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

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

Memorial donations can be made to the Special Olympics.


WINSLOW––Lorraine Hope Boucher, 87, of Winslow, died on Monday, June 19, 2017, in Waterville. She was born in Portland on September 3, 1929, one of 13 children of Marjorie (Winslow) and William Markee.

Lorraine grew up in Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School.

Lorraine worked intermittently through the years in various places but her life’s work was of a devoted wife and mother–a homemaker in the truest sense of the word. Hers’ was the gift of hospitality where all were welcome and family was deeply cared for no matter the reason. She enjoyed playing cards, putting together puzzles, solving crossword puzzles and teaching the math of cribbage to her children and grandchildren.

Lorraine will be remember for her selflessness, generosity, unconditional love for all, and especially her smile and contagious laugh.

Lorraine was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Richard, who died in 2011, and her daughter Bette Boucher in 2013.

She is survived by four children: Susan Levesque and husband Ronald; Marsha Gilbert and husband Arthur; David Boucher and wife Lynda; Cynthia Ouellette and husband Joseph; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a sister and three brothers: Dorothy Rideout; Dale Markee and wife Nancy; James Markee and wife Ivy; Tom Markee and wife Claudette; four sisters-in-law: Ruth, Betty, Gayle and Jewell; and well as her friend and companion of many years, James French; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Please visit to view a video collage of Lorraine’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with her family.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough ME 04074.


WEEKS MILLS––Vaughn Pierce, 94, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his home. Vaughn was born September 21, 1922, to Fred A. and Annie A. (Berry) Pierce and was the youngest of five children including two brothers and two sisters.

He started grammar school in Weeks Mills and later attended high school at Erskine Academy where he met his wife of 72 years, Laura Margaret (Dow) Pierce. After graduating in 1940 he joined the “Civilian Conservation Corps”.

Vaughn and Margaret were married on July 26, 1943, after he enlisted to serve his country in the US Navy. During World War II, he served on several transport ships as a third class gunners mate and as a military policeman. Vaughn was honorably discharged December 4, 1945, and returned home. Vaughn and Margaret settled down in Weeks Mills village in a small house on the Sheepscot River where they raised their family. He then worked for Bath Iron Works as a welder before to work for the state of Maine as a mechanic and welder for the rest of his career.

Vaughn enjoyed a life time of hunting, fishing, and trapping with friends and family. He truly enjoyed nature and spent many days cutting firewood at the hunting camp on Deer Hill. Every morning he would host a small crew for coffee, doughnuts and a game of cribbage at his home before sending everyone off to work or heading out into the woods.

Vaughn lived most of his life in Weeks Mills and he was very involved with his community. He helped his father maintain the Weeks Mills Water District, helped start the Weeks Mills Volunteer Fire Department and the Weeks Mills Little League team that he coached at the ball diamond he made in the pasture behind his house. He was a charter member of the American Legion Post #179 as well as the Dirigo Masonic Lodge #104. He also worked to preserve the Weeks Mills school house.

Vaughn will be remembered for being kind, friendly, hardworking, modest, easy going, and sharp minded. He had a wealth of local knowledge and was always good for an entertaining story. His pride was his family and one of his greatest joys was knowing the Pierce family name would continue.

Vaughn is survived by his four children and their spouses, Emery and Ann Pierce, of Windsor, Scott and Kyle Pierce, of Weeks Mills, Pamela Berry, of Andover and Priscilla and Bob Branen, of Windsor; seven grandchildren and spouses, Sean Pierce, of China, Betsy Branen, of Windsor, Teague and Tricia Berry, of Windsor, Justin Pierce, of Weeks Mills, Ryan and Cortney Pierce, of China, Nathanael and Brittany Pierce, of Buxton, and Christopher and Cassandra Pierce, of Weeks Mills; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements were under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, Windsor Chapel, 983 Ridge Rd., Rt. 32, Windsor.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared through the funeral home website at:

Memorial donations may be made to the Weeks Mills Fire Department.


WINSLOW – Kevin P. Morrissey, 79, passed away following a long struggle with COPD and cancer. He was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, on October 22, 1937. The 11th child of 12, born to Raymond and Louise (Boudrot) Morrissey, He was raised in Danvers, Massachusetts and attended Danvers Schools. He worked as a machinist most of his life, on jet engine components.

In 1982, he married his soulmate, Norma Cote. They moved to Maine in 1988. He worked as a handyman for the elderly in Franklin and upper Oxford counties for Senior’s Plus until his retirement in 2003. He always claimed that serving the elderly was his greatest reward in all his working years. With his wife, Norma, he moved from Livermore Falls to Winslow in 2006 and enjoyed decorating the home for special holidays. Halloween and Christmas were his favorites.

He was a member of Asylum Lodge #133 A.F. & A. M., in Leeds. He was an avid golfer and played his first round of golf as a caddy in 1947. In August of 2015, he realized his “dream come true” by playing the course he caddied at 60 years ago. In his last years, he really enjoyed playing in the “Gangbusters” League at J. W. Parks Golf Club, in Pittsfield.

He is survived by his wife, Norma, of Winslow; four children, Kim Morrissey and husband Peter Bourgoine, of Gulfport, Florida, Kelly Morrissey and life partner Francois Gossieaux, of Andover, Massachusetts, David, of Georgetown, Massachusetts, Brooke Newcomb and husband Wayne, of Topsfield, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Nicholas Luoma, of Vermont, Alexander Luoma, of New Hampshire, Brenden Amnott, of Massachusetts; new great grandchild, Harley; a sister, Barbara Hines, of Florida; two brothers Robert and wife Claire, of Florida, Neil and wife Nancy, of Arizona; sisters-in-law, Judy Cote, of Blufton, South Carolina, Celia Morrissey, of Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by six brothers, Martin, Richard, Stanley, Paul, David, and James Morrissey; two sisters, Joan Enos and Virginia Brooks; a very special brother-in-law, Howard Brooks who was always there in times of need.

Memorial donations may be made to MaineGeneral Hospice, Waterville.

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


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