Obituaries, Week of September 22, 2016


SOUTH CHINA––Lori Anne Pinette, 57, passed away August 16, 2016, following a brief illness of glioblastoma brain tumor, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Lori was born to the late Joseph C. Pinette and Gloria Dowe Pinette, of South China, on November 24, 1958.

Most of her earlier years were spent in South China, and the past 25 years in Damariscotta. She graduated from Oak Grove Coburn, in Vassalboro, and studied at University of Maine Farmington, Brigham Young University and University of Utah.

Lori was an excellent cook and baker, an excellent seamstress, and made beautiful crocheted dresses; she also crocheted and knitted many sweaters. Her modesty kept her from showing how talented she was.

She was predeceased by her father, Joseph; and brothers Scott and Gregory.

Lori is survived by her mother, Gloria Dowe Pinette, of South China; daughter, Moira Salewski, of Portland; Derry Salewski, of Augusta; and Ian, of South China; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.


JEFFERSON––Robert William Lord, of Jefferson, passed away on September 10, 2016, at his home.

Robert was a retired civil engineer who was a founding partner in the Burlington, New Jersey firm Lord, Anderson, Worrell, and Barnett. His projects included beautiful park designs in urban, suburban, and rural areas. He served as municipal engineer for many Burlington County towns.

He volunteered his time and expertise to the Rancocas Nature Center and grounds in Hainesport, New Jersey.

Upon retiring to Maine, Robert enjoyed spending time with his family, sailing on Damariscotta Lake, bird watching, and studying nature. He was an active volunteer with the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association until the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret Lord; children, Craig (Debbie, Jennifer Gallogly (Andrew), and Stuart; grandchildren, Maggie Masterton (Bob), Patrick Gallogly, Clare Gallogly, Nathaniel Lord, and Augusta Lord; and sisters, Peggy Warren and Sally Stillwell (Carl).

The family requests that donations be made to the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association, c/o  Midcoast Conservancy, P.O. Box 289, Wiscasset ME 04578.

Condolences and messages for the family may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock. com.


ELKTON, MARYLAND – Dale Craig Flynn, 74, of Elkton, Maryland, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016. Born in Skowhegan on July 23, 1942, he was the son of the late Ernest J. Jr. and Leona Pomelow Flynn.

Dale was a missionary withy Word of Life Fellowship for 45 years.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Elisabeth Keay Flynn; children Edward Flynn and Karen Beth Thompson and husband Cliff; granddaughter Tori Thompson, all of Elkton, Maryland; brother Neal Flynn, of Hollis.

Interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Albion.


WINSLOW – Constance (Piteau) Saucier, 77, of Winslow, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016, in Wilton, New Hampshire. Connie was born and raised in Augusta, to parents George and Rena Levesque Piteau.

Connie is survived by her husband William Saucier; five children, Laurie Quirion and her daughter Julie Goodwin and her children Niya and Shehran, Dakota Allen and Marisa Allen; daughter Kelly Belanger and husband Michael Belanger and their children Samantha Krook and her husband Jason and their children Vincent and Arianna; Stephanie Krook and husband Andrew and their children Desmond and Natalie; Kelly’s son Spencer Belanger and his wife Michelle and their son Lincoln; three sons Steve Saucier, Brian Saucier and Shawn Saucier; four sisters, Monique Miner and husband Archie, of Augusta, Ann LaVoie and husband Don, of Lewiston, Janice Vintinner, of Richmond, Leah Schneider, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; her brother Raymond Piteau, of Waterville; cousins Joan Giroux, Geraldine Grenier, Rolande White; nieces and nephews.

Connie was predeceased by her parents; sister Theresa Piteau Gallagher, brother Robert Piteau and sister Anita Piteau (missing since 1970); sister-in-law Diane Saucier Rancourt’ brothers-in-law Eric Saucier and Edwin (Midge) Saucier.

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JEFFERSON––It is with sadness that the family of Richard H. Scofield announces his passing on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. He was born in Rockland on December 24, 1934, the son of G. Hamlin and Verna C. Scofield.

Richard was educated in Waldoboro schools, graduating from Waldoboro High School in 1953, and University of Maine with a BS in civil engineering in 1957. After six months of work with the Maine State Highway Commission, he was drafted into the Army and spent two years on Guam and Formosa, being discharged in 1959. He then worked for the sate of Maine Highway Commission and Department of Transportation. During his tenure with the Department he worked as a construction engineer out of the Rockland Division Office, later was transferred to the Augusta office where he worked in both maintenance and state aid, later moving to the Rockland division as Division Engineer and then to Highway Maintenance Engineer in Augusta and remained there until his retirement.

After retirement, Dick worked part-time for Friendship Surveying Company, where he and John Black walked many miles, set a lot of corners and cut a lot of bushes. Dick was a very active member of the Whitefield Lions Club, being a Life Member in 1989 and a Melvin Jones recipient in 1998 and serving as their treasurer from 1990 to 2005.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Anne E. Scofield; stepdaughter Rose Ann D’Auteuil; and wife Jennie.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Donna Brooks; two sons, Thomas R. Scofield and his fiance Kelly Maxcy, of Jefferson and Victor Scofield and wife Sue, of Nobleboro; one stepson Michael D’Auteuil, of Salem, New Hampshire; one grandson Thomas J. Scofield and wife Katelynd, of Jefferson; granddaughter Samantha Peaslee; three great-grandsons, Konner, Jace and Carter; and two step-granddaughters.

To extend online condolences, light a candle for Dick, or to share a story or pictures, visit his Book of Memories at

Memorial donations may be made to: Dimes for Dogs Fund at the Whitefield Lions Club, P.O. Box 52, Coopers Mills  ME  04341.


BERTHA J. BRUNELLE, 82, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center at Glenridge, in Augusta, following a long illness. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Patricia Pinkham and significant other Gary Mather, of Vassalboro.

BARBARA D. COOPER, 93, of Augusta, formerly of Windsor, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care at Glenridge Drive, in Augusta, following an extended illness. Locally, she is survived by children Carolyn Cooper-Brown, of Fairfield, and William R. Cooper and wife Faylene, of China.

MARGARET E. McMAHON, 90, of Manchester, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Mid Coast Hospital. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, Jill D. Cayer and husband Lionel, of Whitefield.

LEO J. BERG, 82, of Augusta, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at his home. Locally, he is survived by a daughter, Diane York and husband Dale, of Jefferson.


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