Obituaries, Week of September 28, 2017


WATERVILLE – Nancy Ann Grenier, 60, passed away Friday, April 21, 2017, at Maine General Medical Center, in Augusta, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born March 22, 1957, in Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest child of four to Richard and Cecile (Jalbert) Grenier.

She worked many years as a secretary for her uncle at Grenier Florring Company, and briefly at Family Dollar, both in Waterville, eight years at Kohl’s Department Store, in Augusta. She stopped working to care for her ill mother with help from her sister, Rose.

Nancy was a long-time fan of the New England Patriots, and the Boston Bruins and also enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed grocery shopping and taking walks with her sister, Rose. They were always together. If you saw one, you knew the other wasn’t far. She was loved by everyone and had a “heart of gold.”

She is survived by two sons, Teny Grenier, of Florida, and Jason Grenier, of Waterville; five grandchildren; three siblings, Rose Vigue, of Waterville, John Grenier, of Waterville, and JoAnn Grenier, of Cushing; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

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


WINSLOW––Terri L. Stratton, who was born on January 8, 1958, in Bangor, passed away on Friday August 18, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

She enjoyed traveling with her lifelong companion. They visited 49 of 50 states. She had planned to go to Florida and to go to England to visit a special friend, but time did not allow those dreams to come true. She enjoyed crocheting, and doing arts and crafts. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family and having a good game of cribbage.

She was predeceased by her lifelong companion, Dawn Hot, who passed away December 20, 2013.

She is survived by her sister, Candace McKeen, of Winslow; her daughter, Katrina Cyr, of Sabattus; her son, Richard Emery, of Waterville; and a special daughter-in-law, Jessica Gable, of Fall River, Massachusetts; niece, Michelle Champagne, of Skowhegan; and a nephew, Nathan Arbo, of Palmyra, New York; a granddaughter; five grandsons; an extended grandson; two great-nieces; and three great-nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held October 21, 2017, at the American Legion, 86 Upper Maine St., Fairfield, from 1–4 p.m. Everyone, please bring your cribbage board.

Memorial donations may be made to Beacon Hospice, 45 Commerce Dr., Suite 12, Augusta ME 04330, or Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, 499 Broadway, PMB 362, Bangor ME 04401.


FAIRFIELD – Judith M. DelFranco, 68, of Fairfield passed away peacefully on September 12, 2017 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. She was born in Hollywood, Florida, on March 17, 1949, daughter of Harry L. Whaples and Elizabeth (Moore) Mangino.

She graduated from North Haven High School, in North Haven, Connecticut, in 1967 and later attended the Computer Processing Institute and the South Central Community College, both in Connecticut.

In her younger years she worked in waitressing, bartending, bookkeeping and computer programming. She later worked for the Maine State Legislature for 25 years, she held various positions there, eventually retiring as the Assistant Secretary of the Senate in 2011.

She was always young at heart and enjoyed traveling, amusement parks, movies, shopping, playing on the computer, and board games. She also enjoyed reading and listening to her books on tape. But mostly she enjoyed being home and around her family. She was a loving and caring person who would do anything for anyone and always had a soft spot for people and animals in need.

Judi is survived by two daughters, Sheri Meucci and husband Steven, of Winthrop, Lori DelFranco, of Fairfield; four grandchildren, Nicole DelFranco, of Augusta, Daniel Hawes III of Fairfield, Mario Meucci, of Winthrop and Antonio Meucci, of Winthrop; a brother, Basil Mangino, of airfield.

Judi was predeceased by her father Harry L. Whaples and mother Elizabeth (Moore) Mangino.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901.

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


WHITEFIELD––Jody A. Barnes, of Whitefield, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. He was born in Damariscotta on May 13, 1960, to Barbara Barnes Dixon and Robert Barnes Sr.

Jody was a paraplegic as the result of a terrible car accident early in the winter of 1988. In spite of his constant pain and many challenges, he lived independently, complained rarely, always ready with a smile and a twinkle in his eye. He was generous of heart and would give his last two pennies to help someone in need. He loved family, and though he never had children of his own, he was a beloved Uncle Jody to many.

He was predeceased by his mother; father; and brothers, Scott Barnes and Jeffrey Sondergaard.

He is survived by sister, Robin Barnes Rushlau and husband Geoffrey; brother, Robert (Cisco) Barnes II; his stepmother, Betty Barnes; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alpha One Now (Center for Independent Living), that enabled Jody and thousands of others with disabilities to live more fully and more independently, at

Condolences may be made online at


WINSLOW––Walter W. Scott Jr., of Winslow, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. Walter was born in Wytopitlock, to Walter W. Scott Sr. and Eva (Faulkner) Scott on February 18, 1935.

Walter grew up in Clinton, where he attended school. While in high school, he played on the Clinton basketball team. Walter graduated from Clinton high School in 1953, and then joined the US Army, serving in Korea, and was discharged in June of 1956.

Walter spent most of his life as a contractor doing remodeling and roofing. Walter ran his own company, Winslow Roofing, for many years.

Walter was a life time member of the Waterville Forrest J. Pare VFW #1285 where he enjoyed spending time with friends.

Walter was predeceased by both of his parents; his son Kevin W. Scott Sr.; and a grandson Mickeal Klaiber.

He is survived by two daughters, Rebecca klaiber, of Ottisfield, and Lisa Scott, of Jefferson; his partner Maryann Levesque, of Waterville, and her two children, Mary Goodwin and husband Paul, and her son Jack Levesque; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Waterville VFW, 51 Water St., Waterville ME 04901.


WATERVILLE – Amy Lynne (Howard) Stanton, 38, of Waterville, passed away unexpected on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Inland Hospital, in Waterville, due to a cardiac arrest. She was born March 21, 1979 in Waterville, the daughter of Della (Coro) Howard and Henry Howard and biological father, Richard Nye.

The mother of Jerron and Joey Jr was a life-long Waterville resident and attended Waterville public schools. Her most favorite things were to be surrounded by the love and laughter of her family and friends, especially the joy of her world, her son Joey. She loved all of her fur babies, was a frog collector and enjoyed going for rides “anywhere.”

Amy is survived by her son, Joey Stanton Jr., of Waterville; mother, Della (Coro) Moulton-Howard, of Waterville; “second dad,” Henry Howard, of Brunswick; two sisters, Jamie (Howard) Maheu and husband Rick, of Waterville, Julie (Rowe) Courtney and husband Amos, of North Anson; two brothers, Scott Stratton and partner Holly Reed, of Waterville, Rickey Nye, of Fairfield; three aunts, Opal Irwin and husband David, of Waterville, Darlene Mosley, of Winslow, Regina Breard and husband Darryl, of Waterville; three uncles, Steven Nye and wife Diana, Tim Nye and Jerry Nye, all of Waterville; nine nephews; three nieces and cousins

She was predeceased by her son, Jerron Tremayne Stanton; biological father, Richard Nye; grandmothers, Elizabeth Miller, and Alice Nye; uncles, Kevin and David Miller; aunt, Melissa Rowe and a niece, Pearl Mower.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Waterville Elks Lodge, 76 Industrial Street, Waterville.

Memorial donations may be made to help with future financial cares for her son, Joey. Please send to Della Moulton, 19 Ash Street, Apt. #2, Waterville, ME 04901.

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


WINSLOW – Raymond “Shorty” Paul Cayouette, 78, passed away September 14, 2017, at Maple Crest Nursing Home, in Madison. He was born July 23, 1939, in Waterville, the son of Fred and Doris C. Cayouette.

He was employed for 30 years as a sanitation foreman in poultry processing and construction for 15 years. On August 30, 1969, he married Donna Wilbur in Waterville. He was a member of the league of Sacred Heart, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, and the Waterville Elks Lodge #905. Raymond enjoyed playing cribbage, watching old western movies, loved listening to old music, dancing hunting, fishing, and working on old furniture.

Raymond is survived by his wife of 48 years, Donna (Wilbur) Cayouette, of Winslow; son, Peter Cayouette, of Windsor; two granddaughters, Isabella Cayouette, of West Paris and Gracee Cayouette, of Winslow; brother, Roland Cayouette, of Winslow; sister-in-law, Esther Cayouette, of Winslow; half-brother, Alan Chamberlain. He was predeceased by a son, Tim Cayouette; parents, Doris and Fred Cayouette; raised by grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred Cayouette; sister, Violet Wells; and brother, Lawrence Cayouette; half-brother, Bobby Chamberlain.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, October 6, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Notre Dame – Corpus Christi Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Street, Waterville, ME 04901.

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


BENTON––Barbara Dexter Merry, 86, of East Benton, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2017, at Oak Grove Convalescent Center, Waterville. Barbara was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on June 9, 1931, the daughter of Ralph Edwin Dexter and Florrie (Lee) Dexter.

She graduated froom Hill House High School, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1949, and Bridgeport School of Nursing, Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1953, where she earned her degree as a registered nurse.

Barbara worked as a registered nurse in various Connecticut locations for 30 years. She started singing at the age of 16 in high school choir and continued singing in church choirs and coral clubs. She sang in the choir at Clinton United Methodist Church and the Clinton Coral Club, in Connecticut, for 35 years. She moved to Maine, with her husband, in the fall of 2003, and promptly joined the choir at Fairfield United Methodist Church, where she was a faithful member until her passing. Her other joys included bird watching, needlepoint, latch hooking and vacationing with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Edward Ernest Merry, of East Benton,l and her brother Gordon Edwin Dexter and his wife, Barbara, of Winslow.

Barbara is survived by son Donald Scott Merry, of New London, Connecticut, son David Edward Merry, of Pensacola, Florida, daughter Linda Marie (Merry) Killian and husband Robert, of Manassas, Virginia, son Peter Lee Merry and wife Rutha (Davis), of Delaware, Ohio; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Alice (Merry) Chapman, of Benton; and brother-in-law, Ernest Raymond Merry, of Madison.

An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at


WINSLOW––Neal Leonard Hawes, 92, of Winslow, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born in Winslow on January 17, 1925. to Royal and Letitia (Wing) Hawes.

Neal was a lifelong resident of Winslow and graduated from Winslow High School in 1943. He was an ardent Black Raiders fan, so much so that the basketball boosters awarded both him and his brother Roy certificates of appreciation for being a “Fan of the Century.”

On June 19, 1948, Neal married the former Antoinette (Toni) Bolduc. They were married for 69 years and raised six children.

Neal loved farming. He spent over 20 years working on the Corbett brothers’ farm, in Winslow. Even after getting a job as a milkman at Smiley’s, he continued to work on a couple of local farms for many years. He also worked for the Winslow School Department and the Doctors’ Complex before retiring in 1998.

Neal spent many years as a behind the scenes worker at the Winslow Congregational Church. He was not much of a joiner but was always willing to give a helping hand when necessary. Whenever Toni was working for the church, you would find Neal working right beside her, whether it was preparing communion, serving the Fellowship Hour’s goodies and coffee, working on the Blueberry festival or just being helpful in general. He was a very generous man and gave of his time freely.

He was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Arthur “Buddy” Hawes.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Toni Hawes; son, Rick Hawes and wife Jan; daughter, Cathy Cloutier and husband Mike; daughter, Pat St. Onge and husband Andy; son John Hawes and wife Michele; daughter Peg Peters and husband Jeff; and daughter Ellen Anderson and her companion Randy Wilson; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; and his brother, Ro Hawes.

To view a video collage of Neal’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family, please visit

Memorial donations may be made to the Winslow Congregational Church, 12 Lithgow Street, Winslow ME 04901, or Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Road, Waterville ME 04901.


FAIRFIELD––Priscilla B. Hamlin, 92, of Fairfield, died Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born in Waterville on October 20, 1924, the daughter of Philippe and Fredalise (Dulac) Begin.

She was employed by Keyes Fibre Company for over 30 years.

Priscilla was a longtime member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Fairfield, and Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville. She was a member of the Rosary Sodality, the Red Hat Society and the Touch of Class dance group that visited nursing homes providing entertainment and gifts for the residents.

Priscilla enjoyed time with family more than anything else. She hosted holiday and family gatherings at her home including the most recent years her “Christmas in September.” Another of her hobbies was making collages for her family milestones or birthdays and even one for her class reunion.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Richard D. Hamlin on July 27, 2012, and her brothers and sisters.

Priscilla is survived by her daughter, Debra Achorn, of Waterville, and daughter, Michelle Bard with her children, Tyler, Teya and Trey Bard; son Jason Achorn and wife Denise with sons Michael and Sean, of Oakland; son Kevin Achorn and wife Brenda with Madyson and Mikayla, of Waterville; her son, Gregg Hamlin and wife Karen, of Boxborough, Massachusetts, with son Nathan Hamlin, of Waterbury, Vermont; her son, Gary Hamlin, of Fairfield with son, Jack Hamlin, of Lima, Ohio; grandson, Stephen Abbott and wife Kelli, of Saratoga Springs, New York, with sons Zachary and Tyler; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

An online guestbook may be signed and condolences expressed at


WINSLOW – Jennie Marie (Warren) Titus, 89, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Glenridge Living Community, in Augusta. She was born June 13, 1928, in Waterville, the daughter of Reginald and Jennie Marie (Bown) Warren.

She was educated in the Waterville Public Schools and graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1946, then continued her education at Parson’s School of Design and graduated in 1949. On February 9, 1952, she married Roger S. Titus, at the First Congregational Church, in Waterville.

Jennie was a self-employed interior designer who, with husband Roger, owned and operated Titus Interior Decorators and Warren’s Orchard. She was a member of the Waterville Congregational Church and Women’s Fellowship all of her life. She also belonged to Eastern Star, Central Maine China Painters (past president), ZONTA International (past president), Heart of Maine Squares, and Central Maine Ballroom Dance Society. She enjoyed crafting, painting, furniture refinishing, cooking, reading, and dancing.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Roger S. Titus, of Winslow; son, Lauchlin W. Titus and wife Linda, of Vassalboro; daughter, Elizabeth (Titus) Bridges and husband Arthur, of Morrill; granddaughter, Morgan J. (Titus) Rau and husband Tory, of Vassalboro; grandson, Jeremiah O. Titus; great grandchildren, Sovie G. Rau, Noah L. Rau, Finn T. Rau, Evelyn M. Titus; and granddaughter-in-law, Jayme S. Titus.

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


In last week’s obituary for GRACE E. BRONN, of Sultan, Washington, formerly of Palermo, who passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, it was inadvertently omitted that she was predeceased by a son, Abraham Bronn.


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