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CORINNA — Ronald “Chum” Gray, 84, passed away peacefully August 21, 2019 at Hibbard’s Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Ronald was born April 20, 1935 in North Newport, a son of Donald and Mamie (Wentworth) Gray.
Chum owned and operated Gray’s American Station in Corinna for many years. He went on to work for Cianbro. In retirement, Chum and Kay became foster parents.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends, having won the moose lottery twice. He also enjoyed going to auctions and afternoon coffee. He was known for his ability to build and repair anything. He owned Knight and Day Stables, where he raised and raced Standardbred horses. He was never without a Pepsi or his red “Robinson’s” coffee cup.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Kay (McKusick) Gray of Corinna; his devoted children: daughters, Morita and husband Richard Seamans of Dexter, and Gina Lee of North Conway, NH; sons, Jeffery Gray and wife Christine of Fredericksburg, VA and Jeffery Campbell of Dexter; his grandchildren, Preston Bragan and wife Natalie of Fairfield, Kurtis Bragan and wife Melissa of Westport Island, Gabriel Lee of Boston, MA, Martin and Alexander Gray, both of Fredericksburg, VA and Kaylee and Madilynn Campbell, both of Levant; great-grandchildren Wesley, Nolan, Mitchell and Everett Bragan of Westport Island; sister Gloria and husband Norman Partridge of Corinna, sister-in-law Beryl Gray of Newport; brother Clyde Gray and wife Theresa of Stetson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and 4 siblings: Robert Gray (died in World War II) of North Newport, William Gray, Stanley Gray, Arlene Kenney and Joyce Gould, all of Corinna.
A gathering was held for friends and family at the First Baptist Church, Main Street Hill, Dexter at 1 p.m. Friday August 23, 2019. In lieu of flowers please donate to a cause close to your heart. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
HARTLAND — Meredith E. Randlett, age 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 11, 2019, in St. Albans.
She was born on April 4, 1923, in Corinna, Maine, a daughter of the late Guy and Relief (Giles) Knowles. She graduated from Hartland Academy with the class of 1941 and married Rae Randlett on February 8, 1950.
Meredith and Rae owned and operated Randlett & Son in Hartland for 55 years. Prior to Randlett & Son, she worked for both Perley Gowen and L.H. Barden, and owned and operated B & H Market with her sister, Geraldine.
Meredith was very involved with her community. She was a member of the Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church, the Scott Webb Auxiliary and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She served on the board for Inland Hospital and was on the budget committee for the Town of Hartland. She was the Hartland Academy Alumni President and Cooperative Extension President for several years. She received the Outstanding Citizen Award for the Town of Hartland, served as President for the Hartland and St. Albans Seniors and also belonged to the Pittsfield Seniors Club.
Meredith will forever be remembered for her many pies and desserts that she made for her friends and family. She loved spending her summers at her camp on Great Moose Lake. She was an avid card player and was known for “beating the pants off them”.
She is survived by her three children: Donna Tripodi, Daphne Wright and husband Tom, and Rae Randlett II and wife Jeannine; stepdaughter, Raejean Knowles and husband Robert; grandchildren, Ginger Russell, Tammy Higgins, Steven Tripodi and partner Dot, Michael Tripodi and wife Jeanette, Alison Ramsdell and husband Ryan, Andrea Henricksen and husband Mark, Eric Wright, Rae Randlett III and wife Mandi, Jessica Randlett, and Megan Moulton and husband Paul; many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by 3 very special nieces: Connie Sweeney, Patty Bishop and Rita Pecora.
She was predeceased by her parents; loving husband, Rae Randlett; stepson, Rogen Randlett; son-in-law, Frank Tripodi; grandson, Christian Tripodi; siblings, Ed Knowles and Geraldine Bishop; and nephew Wayne Knowles.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Ron and Claudette Tasker, Allen and Barbara Fisher and Terry and Barbara Hughes for their loving care of mom over the years.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hartland Historical Society, PO Box 173, Hartland, Maine, 04943.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 19, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, at the Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on Seekins Street in Hartland. A committal service followed at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, Hartland. Friends were welcomed back to the church for a luncheon with the family.
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Bangor — Scott Trapper Salley was born May 9th 1984 in Waterville Maine the son of Scott Wayne Salley of Corinna and Angela Earlene Salley of Dixmont and passed away unexpectedly in his home in Bangor on August 20th 2019. 
Scott attended the Pittsfield school system including Manson Park, Vickery, Warsaw & MCI. Growing up Scotty enjoyed catching snakes, hunting with his dad, video games, computers and pretty much anything electronic.
Scotty was a enthusiastic story teller and enjoyed making others laugh. He was a loyal friend and had your back through the toughest situations. Scotty made sure everyone felt welcome around him. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Scotty was raised & predeceased by his grandmother Joyce Salley of Pittsfield. Scotty is survived by his Mother: Angela Salley, Father: Scott W Salley, Stepmother: Susan Salley, Grandmother: Joan Bowley,  Sister: Amanda Salley, Niece: River Williams with whom he shared a special bond, Several aunts and uncles. Many friends new and old. He will leave a Salley sized void in all our hearts.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Scottys name on Friday, August 30th at 2pm at the Pittsfield Elks Lodge located at 140 Middle Street, Pittsfield Maine.
"My life's been full, I've savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch."

EXETER — Rebecca "Becky" Severance Robinson, 85, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019. Becky was born in Bangor, the eldest child of Ralph H. and Marguerite A. (White) Severance. She was raised in and around Bangor, Brewer and Orrington.
In 1949 she and her late husband, Theodore "Ted" E. Robinson, became a couple on the dance floor in Bangor. As they danced their love blossomed, and they married in January 1954. She traveled the world with her beloved husband, who was serving in the USAF, and upon his retirement in 1970 they returned to Maine to raise their family on a farm. She was a loving and devoted mother to five children. She had six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.x
She became an entrepreneur, knocking on every door in Exeter to sell Tupperware and Avon. She also involved herself in several organizations, often holding the office of the President: American Legion Auxiliary Post 73 Corinna, Korean War Veterans Association, Girl Scouts of America Troop Leader, Exeter Handicrafters, Red Hat Society, (Exemplar of) Beta Sigma Phi, Vigilance Over Child Abuse Laws (co-founder), and the Bangor Singles (Dance) Club.
She loved to travel, dance the night away, and keep an immaculate house. She was highly skilled with ceramics and a paintbrush, with many folks treasuring her pieces. She had a flair for scrapbooking, and received recognition of this talent from several organizations at a state level. She was the most hospitable hostess at parties held in her home for her many friends and family, and thoroughly enjoyed her outings "uptah camp."
She is survived by her children Charlene, Karen (Richard), Vickie (Lewis), and Ted; brother-in-law, Roy Hawkins; sister-in-law, Carole Severance; a dear cousin, Charlotte Hanscom; and a special friend, Kathy Lindh.
She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Theodore; son, Brian; great grandson, Brock; brother, Ralph "Stanley"; sister, Maureen Hawkins; and a dear friend, Deanna "De" Wetzler.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the physicians, nurses, and staff members of St. Joseph Healthcare of Bangor for their compassion and dedicated service shown in the care of our mother.
Services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
ST. ALBANS — Luke W. Humphrey, 51, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 5, 2019, at his home in St. Albans.
Luke was born on November 19, 1967, the son of Weldon Humphrey and Marilyn (Thompson) Humphrey Badger. He attended schools in both Canaan and Pittsfield. He worked in construction and was employed by B&B Paving in Hermon. He loved his dogs, Jesse and Waylon, very much. He enjoyed listening to music, collecting lighters, and his driving his Fords.
He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Humphrey Badger and husband, Rod of Hartland; his sister, Faith Humphrey and companion Bruce Higgs of Pittsfield; his niece and nephew: Julia and Nickolas; and many friends.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, August 12, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
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ST. ALBANS — Eva Cully Baird, 95, died peacefully on May 24, 2019, in Sanford, Florida.
Eva was born on April 27, 1924, in Bradley, Maine, a daughter of Viola Spencer Cully and Albert Cully. She grew up in Hartland, Maine, graduating from Hartland Academy. After high school she attended secretarial college in Cambridge, MA, where she waited tables during the day and took classes at night. At the end of WWII, her high school classmate, 1st Lt. Herbert Baird, returned from England and asked her to marry him in 1946. They remained married for 51 years and had one child, Pam.
Eva and Herbert lived in Caribou, Maine, for the majority of their years together where she worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses, including The Aroostook Republican and Solomon Distributors. She and Herbert retired to St. Albans, Maine, and she spent the last years of her life at the Atria Assisted Living Facility in Sanford, Florida, to be near her daughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Pam Baird Bloom and husband, Kenneth; grandson, Matthew Bloom; granddaughter, Jessica Kiffer and husband James; and three great-grandchildren: Christian, Luellyn and Grayson Kiffer.
She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert James Baird.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, Hartland, with Pastor Tom Brown officiating.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation in her memory.
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ST. ALBANS — Carol Beal, 78, died August 9, 2019 at a Pittsfield hospital.  She was born March 26, 1941 in Springfield, Ohio, a daughter of Paul and Elizabeth (Gnau) Pavelka.
She graduated from Catholic Central High School in Springfield, Class of 1959, and from the University of Dayton (OH) in 1963.  Carol joined the Peace Corps in 1963 and served as a teacher in Quito, Ecuador.   Later she worked as a high school and college text book editor for several publishers in Boston and as a technical writer for an engineering firm in Cambridge, Mass. for one year.  She was then a free lance editor of high school and college text books for 25 years in Massachusetts and Maine.
She enjoyed her hobbies of playing the piano, sewing, knitting and making greeting cards, reading, and sending hundreds of cards to cancer patients throughout the U.S. through the Chemo Angels Agency and to our troops overseas.
Carol also fought cancer for 23 years, since 1996.  She is survived by 18 nieces and nephews, including nieces Toni Hout of Des Moines, IA and Terri Reinbolt of  Sarasota, Florida.  She will also be remembered by a dear friend, Estelle Johnston of Palmyra.  At Carol’s request there will be no services. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.  Memorial donations may be made to the Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
PALMYRA — James "Jim" Hughes passed away suddenly from a heart complication on August 1, 2019 at home with his much loved grandson, Garrett Neal by his side.
Jim was born in Hartland, Maine on December 11, 1950. He attended Hartland Academy until he joined the service. He was a proud Marine and served during the Vietnam era at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
During his adulthood he was a laborer, truck driver, landscaper and lastly a store remodeling technician for his nephew, Shawn, until his retirement in 2010 due to poor health.
Jim loved his Waylon, Willie and Hank Jr. country music and could watch Two and a Half Men all day... every day, as it was his favorite show! He enjoyed being on his tractor at his brother, Earl's camp and when he was younger and in better health, he liked to fish, golf, hang out with his nephew, Skip to watch some Nascar and drink some beer.
He will be forever remembered for his deep voice, big grin and the way he liked to joke and tease all the children and women.
Jim is survived by his 2 sons, Adam and Shannon Hughes; 2 stepsons, Josh and Chad Neal;  his mother, Gladys Woodman; stepfather, Reginald Woodman and wife, Caroline; his brothers,  Richard "Dick" Hughes and wife Bonnie, Earl Hughes and wife Paula,  Terry Hughes and wife Barbara; sisters, Gladys Kern, Rhonda Woodman and partner Alan Plourde; his uncle Danny Hughes, uncle Earl Sherburne and wife Jackie; aunt Kathy Vogt, aunt Una Shakespeare and husband Stanley, aunt Madeline Bently, aunt Mary Ellen Chase and aunt Florence Grignon and husband Eddie.
Jim also has 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 8 nephews, 4 nieces, 17 great nephews, 17 great nieces, 5 great, great nephews, 4 great, great nieces. and many, many cousins.
He was predeceased by his father, Carroll Hughes; infant brother, Reginald Woodman; grandparents Earl and Vivian Sherburne, Harvey and Annie Hughes, Fred and Myrtle Woodman; many aunts and uncles and cousins.
There will be a graveside service on September 8, 2019 at 11 AM at Pine Grove Cemetery in Hartland.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Maine Veterans Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta, ME 04330.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.
PALMYRA — Randy L. Raye, 62, died on Saturday, August 3, 2019, surrounded by his loving family in Bangor.
Randy was born on August 9, 1956, a son of the late Clifford “Kit” and Joyce (Knox) Raye.  He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1974.  He was employed by the Town of Newport and the Palmyra Golf Course, and he enjoyed both jobs immensely.
Randy was a likeable guy who enjoyed helping others.  He loved the outdoors and took great pride in his gardens.  He liked shopping and looking for various antiques with Cindy.  He was hard working and enjoyed starting new projects….finishing them was always a challenge for him!
He is survived by his daughter, Audrey Raye and her companion Kyle Sirois of Bangor; his companion, Cindy L. Burrell of Palmyra; Cindy’s daughter, Shawna Varrelmann and companion Shawn Weeks of Palmyra; Cindy’s son, Todd Burrell and his wife Casey of Detroit; his special buddies, Ethan and Xander; Audrey’s mother, Rebecca Nash of Palmyra; his special friends: Steve DeBeck, Tom Cyr, and Kirk Dahlgren; and his Siamese cat, Icy.
He was predeceased by his parents.
No service will be held due to Randy’s wishes.
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PITTSFIELD — Ellen Marie White, 52, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 29, 2019, in Pittsfield.
Ellen was born on January 16, 1967, in Waterville, Maine, a daughter of the late John and Lynette (Hanscom) Squibb.  She graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1985 and attended Thomas College, Unity College and finished earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Maryland.  She had a gift for sales and spent most of her career in this field working for Bank of America, Radio Shack, Verizon and Sprint. Anyone who knew her knew she could sell anything, even wood to a forest.  Growing up in Maine she spent most of her life here though recently she resided with her companion Carl Hill in Taylorsville, Indiana.
Ellen was an avid reader and loved learning and sharing this with others. She was passionate about the country of India, visited there several times and enjoyed learning about its customs, religions and the Hindi language.  She was fun loving, had a contagious laugh and a wonderful sense of humor. Never worrying about what others thought she was a free spirit and enjoyed traveling and road trips visiting her many cousins all over the United States. Jasper, her dog, gave her great joy; often commenting on his sweet face and calm demeaner. Most of all she was a caring person who loved her family and spending time with her children, grandchildren, sister, cousins and extended family.
She is survived by her companion Carl Hill of Indiana;  daughter, Kera Cummings of Pittsfield; her son, Markus White and his wife Melanie Martin of Orono; 3 beautiful grandchildren: Denver, Parker and Rozalyn; her sister, Traci Ennis and husband Christopher of NH; her nieces and nephew: Kayli, Emily and Zachary;  her uncle Derril and aunt Janet of Indiana and their 2 children: Kyle and Derril Lee; her uncle Dale and aunt Becky of Clinton and their children: Mark, Kevin and Amy; and uncle Laforest Hanscom of Smithfield and his children: Keita and Alicia. As well her late aunt Sherilyn Madore’s children: Daniel, Jeffrey, Steven, Lori and Todd and her late aunt Sophie Prentiss’ children: Kim, Geri and Rose.
She was predeceased by her parents, John and Lynette (Hanscom) Squibb; her grandfather and grandmother, Arnold and Clara (Dodge) Hanscom; her aunts: Sherilyn Madore and Sophie Prentiss, and uncles: Tilton and Richard Hanscom.
Gone too soon she will forever be missed and loved by family and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home in Pittsfield, Maine, on Sunday, August 18 at 2 PM with a time of visiting and refreshments to follow.
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DEXTER — Oliver “Bud” Frankowski, Jr., 71, passed away peacefully in his home on July 31, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Oliver was born on May 29, 1948 in Rockland, a son of Oliver and Hazel (Curtis) Frankowski, Sr.
He worked for Dexter Shoe Company for 33 years as Assistant to the President, often traveling to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Later, he was fortunate to serve as CFO for A.E. Robinson Oil Company for 15 years before retiring in 2018.
He leaves behind his devoted wife of 49 years, Cathy (Clukey) Frankowski; his loving son Aric Frankowski and his wife Amanda; his wonderful grandchildren Logan Frankowski, Jessica Perez, and her husband Isaac; his great grandchildren Emily and Lina, all of Punta Gorda, FL; and his brother James Frankowski and wife Sylvia of Warren.  He would like to acknowledge special friends, Tammy Tibbetts and Norma Leavitt, from Dexter Shoe, and his boss and good friend, Jim Robinson, whom he will be forever grateful for.
Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a graveside funeral service at 11 AM Monday, August 5th, at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bryant Road, Dexter. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help end childhood cancer, www.stjudeorg/donate, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105. 
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HARTLAND — Clifford Denham Jr 49, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019. He was born in Middleborough, Massachusetts to Clifford and Alberta Denham.
He graduated from Nokomis Regional High School. He loved playing video games and hanging with friends and family. He was known for his honesty, love, humor and caring heart.
He was survived by both of his parents; brothers, Leslie, Tim and wife Lesli; sisters, Tammy and husband Jim Heap, Brenda; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
There will be a celebration of life on August 11, 2019 from 12 - 4 PM at the Palmyra Community Center, 4 Madawaska Road, Palmyra. There will be donations at the celebration of life.
TROY — Kathleen A. Mattingly (Whitney), 62 of Troy, ME, passed away Saturday, July 20th 2019, at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with COPD.
Kathleen “Kathy” was born in Millinocket, the daughter of Richard and Donna Whitney. She moved to Unity as a small child, where she grew up along with her younger sister, Denise (Whitney). She attended Unity Elementary School and was a graduate of the class of 1974 at Mount View High School in Knox. After graduation, Kathy joined the U.S. Army where she was stationed in Fort Knox, KY, and served and worked as a helicopter mechanic. There, she met her husband of 43 years, George “Ernie” Mattingly, of Bardstown, KY.
In 1976, Kathy returned to Maine from the Army, and George shortly followed. By 1988 they settled in Troy, where she and her husband currently own and operate an automotive business. Kathy worked prior to that as a factory worker for SAS Shoe Co.. in Pittsfield, where she hand stitched shoes, and was a long time employee of Edwards/GE in Pittsfield, where she worked with electronics.
Kathleen was survived by her husband, George “Ernie” Mattingly; younger sister, Denise Whitney of Unity; son, Brian Whitney of Burnham; daughter, Cheryl Mattingly of Winslow; twin sons, William Mattingly of Troy; and Ronald Mattingly of China, and their families; five grandchildren, Ayden, Riley, Mason, Dillon and Anna. She was also survived by extended family and friends of Lincoln, Millinocket, Kentucky, and her beloved dog, Larry.
Kathy was best known for her sense of humor and generous spirit. At her request, no public services will be held. Any gifts or donations are asked to be made to your local humane society or food pantry in her memory. To sign an online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit:
NEWPORT — Mary “Linda” (Downey) Stone, 76, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 18, 2019. Born in Peabody, MA to Mary Agnes Healy and Frank Downey, Linda spent most of her life in Peabody until moving to Newport, Maine in 1993 to be close to her grandchildren.
Linda retired from Shaw's of Bangor ME after several years as a cashier where customers sought out her line as she was a favorite of many for her fun bubbly "how ya doin" personality. Her favorite pastimes were long walks with her dog Luke, reading and watching movies.
Linda is survived by her sister Elizabeth McCarthy of Marblehead, MA; her son Keith Stone of Portland; her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Deb Stone of Bangor; daughter Colleen McHugh; and her cherished grandchildren: Kaleb Chute of Pittsfield; Katie Trask of Tacoma, WA and Abigail Stone. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased in death by her brothers, Robert, Jay, Donald and William and long time partner Mike Swan. A private burial will be held at a later date.
EXETER — Alanison J. Carlow, 64, died July 22, 2019 at his home surrounded by loved ones.  He was born in Greenville, June 6, 1955, the son of Florian V. and Joyce (Robbins) Carlow.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Carlow of Exeter; his children, Florian, Lucretia, and Annalee; grandchildren, Katelyn, Joyce, Mopad; his sisters, Betty, Linda and Angela.  Yantzsie loved all his friends and family, particularly his special relationship with his mother in law, Doris Larrabee.  He will also be missed by his best friends, Dale and Janine.
There will be no services at this time.  Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna.  Those who wish may leave written condolences at
ST. ALBANS &  PALMYRA — Byron R. Wiers, 93, died July 20, 2019 at a Skowhegan health care facility. He was born September 23, 1925 in Haynesville, a son of Byron C. and Jannie (Bubar) Wiers. He attended Hartland Academy with the Class of 1944 and earned his diploma after retiring. Barney married Marilyn MacLauchan on November 22, 1945.
Barney was a well known dairy farmer in St. Albans from 1948 to 1988.  After selling the farm they moved to Palmyra.  He was a Past Master and Past Patron of the St. Albans Grange. He was a 4-H leader and was Past King Lion, and Secretary for the Hartland-St. Albans Lions Club for 20 years. He was a past president and state director of DHIA and the Maine Farm Bureau, and a director of the United Farmers Dairy Co-op. He was a member and past trustee of the People’s United Methodist Church in Newport and also attended the St. Albans Union Church. He loved to garden, especially vegetables and flowers.  Barney and Marilyn also enjoyed traveling to Vermont to visit special friends.
He is survived by his son Michael and wife Libby of St. Albans; a daughter Rebecca “Becky” of Palmyra; and a son Stephen and wife Buffy of Cambridge; a brother Dean Wiers of Lewiston; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews, and a special friend Kerri Berry. He was predeceased by his wife Marilyn; 3 brothers, Kenneth, Winfred and Alfred; and a sister Opal Carpenter.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held at 10 AM Wednesday, July 24th, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Burial was in the Village Cemetery, St. Albans. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
PLYMOUTH — Teri Lee Melanson, 63, peacefully passed away July 20, 2019 in her home surrounded by her family. Teri was born on April 30, 1956 in Bangor a daughter of Leon and Shirley (Malcolm) Hopkins of Plymouth.
Teri met her husband Leland at Pittsfield Motor Sales where they both worked. They were married on October 7, 1978. Teri and Leland built their forever home together in Plymouth where they raised their 3 children, whom she loved dearly.
Teri is also known as “Mamie” by her six grandchildren that she adored and loved spending time with. She enjoyed summers around the pool watching her grandkids play and picking apples with them in the fall.
Teri spent many years operating a successful online shopping business. She enjoyed baking, playing board games, spending time at their camp and being with her family.
She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Leland Melanson; parents Leon and Shirley Hopkins;  2 brothers Fred Hopkins and wife Jeannie Hopkins,  and Brad Hopkins; sister Cathy Flye, all of Plymouth; and sister Diane Ash and her husband P.D. Ash of Basalt, Colorado. She is also survived by her children, son Jarrod Melanson, daughter Rebecca Woodard and son-in-law, Douglas Woodard, all of Plymouth; and daughter Christina Hughes and son-in-law, Shannon Hughes of Newport. She will also be deeply missed by her 6 grandchildren, Taylor, Chase, Seth, Melanie, Courtney and Leland; and 2 great-grandsons, Colton and Cooper. Teri will be missed by many family members and friends.
Teri was predeceased by her brother, Blaine Hopkins; nephew, Tyler Hopkins and her niece Jennifer Flye.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM Thursday, July 25th at Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church, Plymouth. Friends called from 10 AM until the time of the funeral. Burial was in The Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, donations in Teri’s memory can be made to the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, Maine 04412.
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ST. ALBANS – Melissa L. Scamman, 48, died peacefully on July 10, 2019, at her home in St. Albans, Maine, after a brave battle with cancer.
Melissa was born on September 1, 1971, in Bangor, Maine, a daughter of Dana Roberts and Mary Connor Roberts. She graduated from Searsport High School with the class of 1989 and earned her associates degree from Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor. She was employed as a paramedic and worked for several establishments, including Capital Ambulance, Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Redington-Fairview Hospital. She had also volunteered for the towns of Hartland, St. Albans and Orrington.
Melissa was compassionate, strong and capable. Giving herself to others was not only part of her occupation but part of who she was. She enjoyed working in her gardens and had a deep love for animals, especially her beloved Dachshund, Sasha, and her precious Catahoula, Patch. She loved her family above all and enjoyed spending time together.
She is survived by her loving husband of 19 years, Kenneth Scamman of St. Albans; her daughters: Jennifer Hedman and husband Chad of Palmyra and Makayla Scamman of St. Albans; her precious grandchildren: Anna, Keira and Gabriel; her mother, Mary Roberts and stepfather Gary of Searsport; siblings: Kelly Roberts of Daytona Beach, FL, Shaun Roberts and husband Matthew Guilford of Brooklyn, NY, Suzie Phillips and husband Benjamin of Orrington, Gary Roberts of Searsport and Lisa Roberts of Colorado; and multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, as well as special longtime friend, Marylou Gaucher of Eddington.
She was predeceased by her father, Dana Roberts.
A private gathering will be held by her family.
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DEXTER — Geraldine Tremblay, 82, went to be with the Lord on July 12, 2019. She was born in Parkman, a daughter of Reginald and Dorothea (Smart) Melvin. She worked at Dexter Shoe, Bud’s Red and White, and Fayscott Machine Shop. She was also a co-owner of Tremblay’s Trailer Park. Geraldine enjoyed making porcelain dolls and painting.
She is survived by her husband, Hubert Tremblay of Dexter; 3 sons, Reginald and Robert Young, both of Dexter, and Blaine of California; 2 step daughters, Joddi Swan of Lewiston and Kimberly Newton of Maryland; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Bradley Young; 2 brothers, Leon and Wayne Melvin.
Graveside committal services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, July 20th, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, 259 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001.
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TROY — Frances H. Powell, 71, died peacefully on July 16, 2019, in Pittsfield.
She was born on January 23, 1948, in Hartland, Maine, a daughter of Willis and Printhia (Thurston) Dunton Sr. She attended Maine Central Institute and graduated from Smithtown High School in New York with the class of 1966. She owned and operated a dairy farm on the Snakeroot Road in Pittsfield for many years.
Frances was a fun, happy woman. She loved being able to take care of her son, Willie. She was always on the go, loved her animals, and enjoyed her lifestyle on her farm in Troy. She was a wonderful dancer and liked playing her harmonica.
She is survived by her daughter, Katherine (Kat) Minkevich of Reseda, CA; her son, Willis Powell of Troy; grandson, Dustin Holtham of Troy; siblings: Willis Dunton and companion Patty Curtis of Dixmont, Betty Goding and husband Ray of Pittsfield, Frank Dunton and wife Linda of Burnham, and Merlon Reynolds and companion Tina, of Madison; sister-in-law, Rena Dunton of Burnham; niece, who was more like a sister, Jeannette Cook and husband Steve of FL; many nieces and nephews; a very best friend, Peg Byrne of Troy; and a close family friend, Carrie Sanborn of Garland.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Powell; son, Kosty Minkevich; siblings: Gene Dunton, Darrell Dunton, Mary Albert, Ruth Grosso, Roland Reynolds, Gloria Small, Julie Nelson, and Donald Dunton.
The family will receive friends from 5to 7 PM, Monday, July 22, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, July 23 at the funeral home. A committal will immediately follow at the Rogers Cemetery, Rogers Road in Troy. A gathering will be held at the home of Travis and Kim Dunton, 100 Mount Road, Burnham. All are welcome.
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PITTSFIELD – Molly J. Tash, 61, died at her home on Tuesday, July, 16, 2019, in Pittsfield.
Molly was born on February 25, 1958, in Ellsworth, Maine, the daughter of Joseph and Mabel Lawler. She graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1976 and married Skip Tash on July 3, 1982. She had different jobs over the years, starting at Dexter Shoe and Ames, then retiring from SAD#53 as an ed tech, secretary and janitor.
Molly was an outdoors girl, enjoying camping, fishing, 4 wheeling and snowmobiling with Skip. Lots of special memories were made in their hunting camp on St. Albans Mountain. She was always active, enjoyed swimming and was a wonderful housekeeper. She loved her family and was especially proud of her grandson, Kooper.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Skip Tash of Pittsfield; her daughter, Savanna and husband, A.J. Knowles of Pittsfield; grandson, Kooper; her mother-in-law, Patricia Martin of Hartland; and her Black Lab, Sadie.
She was predeceased by her parents; and her father-in-law, Gerald Martin.
A gathering will be held by family and close friends.
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PALMYRA — Armand R. J. Ruest 67, died at his home in Palmyra on Sunday, July 14, 2019 following a long illness. He was born in Lewiston on November 8, 1951 the son of Gerald and Germaine (Ouellette) Ruest. Armand was a hard working man working many jobs throughout his life.
Armand is survived by his loving companion of 20 years, Tina Alton of Palmyra; his daughter, Jaime Hagador of PA; two brothers, Gerald Ruest of Caribou, and Roland Ruest of Van Buren; two sisters, Bernadette Fortin of Van Buren, and Juliette Deschenes of GA; seven grandchildren, Dominic, Mason, Connor, Abigail, Armand, Kaylee, and Morgan. Also, survived by step grandchildren; Chris, Billy, Misty, Sage, Owen, Libby, and Sebastian; and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his son Armand Ruest, Jr.; his step-father, Albert Gervais; two brothers, Archie and Eugene .
The family wants to give a special thank you to Misty Lang and Tim Alton for all their care and thoughtfulness. Graveside services will be conducted later this summer.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit:
WINTERPORT & BROOKSVILLE, FL – Scott Thomas Russell, son, father, and brother, passed away unexpectedly July 5, 2019 in Brooksville, FL from medical complications following a recent hospitalization at the age of 39. He was born September 29, 1979 in Dover-Foxcroft, the son of Stanley A. and Elaine B. (Quimby) Russell.
Scott grew up in Dexter and graduated from Dexter Regional High School in 1997, he later attended Eastern Maine Community College.  He was very technically talented and enjoyed working with his father in various family businesses. From satellite installations at Central Maine Satellite to boat repairs, sales, and service at Russell’s Marine, he always enjoyed working with his dad. Scott also enjoyed boating and being on the water, and had recently relocated to Florida to continue working in the marine industry.
Scott had a friendly, outgoing personality, with a great sense of humor and an infectious smile. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and was extremely proud of his daughter, Sammy.
He is survived by his daughter, Samantha, of Winterport; parents, Stanley and Elaine Russell, of Winterport; sister and her husband and children, Stephanie, Jeffery, Gabriella and Alivia Koscielny, of Cambridge; and grandparents, Frank and Beverly Quimby, of Dexter. Scott is also survived by his daughter's mother, Leanne Moore, who he maintained a close relationship with, and her daughter, Cassie Hallett, who he was like a father to. Scott will also be remembered by several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.  He was predeceased by two very dear cousins that were like brothers to him, Adrian and Jonathan Bunker.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 19th, at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main Street, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, donations for his daughter’s continuing education fund may be made payable to “NextGen FBO Samantha B. Russell” and mailed to 215 Stream Rd, Winterport, ME 04496, c/o Elaine Russell.  Those who wish may leave written condolences at
Dr. Thomas W. Pierce, D.O., passed away peacefully on June 23rd, 2019 at the age of 95 at 4000 Valley Square in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Tom was born in 1923 in Westerly, Rhode Island to Adrian and Helen Pierce. After graduating from Foxcroft Academy in 1941, Tom attended Keene State Teachers College for one year before serving as a medical surgical technician in the United States Army. He was stationed in Japan from 1942 until the end of World War II. After the war Tom attended Colby College, graduating in 1950. While at Colby he played for the basketball, baseball, and tennis teams. He also played minor league baseball in Nova Scotia and for the Augusta Millionaires. He met Alice Jane Tyler while playing baseball in Augusta, and they married in 1953. He then pursued a career in medicine, graduating from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy in 1955. After completing a residency in surgery they moved to Carrabelle, Florida, where he practiced medicine until returning to Maine in 1969.
Tom established a family practice in Pittsfield, where he was a member of the medical staffs of Sebasticook Valley Hospital and Waterville Osteopathic Hospital, until his retirement in 1993. He was a long-time member of the Maine Osteopathic Association and served as a member of its Board of Directors. Tom was also an active member of the community. Among his activities, he greatly enjoyed playing trombone in a number of community bands, serving as a member of Bangor’s Anah chapter of the Shrine, and playing volleyball in a number of leagues until the age of 80. He was devoted to his family and to his patients. He cared deeply about his many friends and he exemplified a combination of competence, curiosity, and a caring nature that made him a gifted physician.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Alice Pierce. He is survived by his sister Lucille Chase, niece Kathy (Jim) Todd, his sons David (Karin) and Thomas Jr. (Ann) and grandchildren Joshua (Lauren), Daniel, and Bethany.
Memorial Services will be held at future dates in both North Dakota and Maine.
CORINNA & NEWPORT – Dorothy “Dot” Burleigh, 94, passed away peacefully July 6,  2019 at a Portland hospital. She was born November 13, 1924 in Belfast, a daughter of Albert and Alice (Boardman) Kenney. Dot attended Crosby High School in Belfast and worked for Truitt Brothers and Daley Brothers of Belfast. At this time she met and married the love of her life Lawrence and they were married March 15, 1942. They had a long happy life together for 76 years, until his passing in 2018. They moved to Newport where she worked for Banton Brothers.  Lawrence and Dorothy were always together and resided for many years at Sunshine Village in Corinna where they were well known and loved. They were even on the local news a few times for Lawrence’s 100 plus years of birthdays and their 70 plus years of marriage. Most of Dorothy’s life was spent being a devoted wife and mother.
Lawrence and Dorothy had 3 children, Diane, Lawrence, Jr. and Edwin. She loved spending time with family and friends. She and Lawrence never missed a family and friends get together. Some of their most cherished times were spent at the Corinna American Legion. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hibbard Nursing Home for their great care of Dorothy during her stay there. We know she is resting peacefully with her husband and daughter. She will be greatly missed and will remain in our hearts forever.
She is survived by 2 sons, Lawrence, Jr. of Hebron, CT, and Edwin of Corinna; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a sister and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence, daughter Diane, and brother David.
A graveside service will be held 1 PM Wednesday, July 24th, at the Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
HARMONY – Sheila T. Squires, 76, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a prolonged illness on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Bangor.
Sheila was born on September 15, 1942, in Boston, MA, the oldest of seven children born to Maurice and Theresa (Gallagher) Herne. She grew up in Wellesley, MA, and married Robert Squires on August 25, 1962.  She started her working career as a nurse’s aide, but later on she became a licensed cosmetologist and operated her own salon, “Talk of the Town” located in Palmyra. 
Sheila was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She opened her heart and home to many. She was very talented, a phenomenal cook, an avid supporter of handicapped children, and an advocate for the rights of the unborn. She gave all of herself to God, her family and her friends.  She was very instrumental in instructing her family in the ways of their Traditional Catholic Faith.
She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Squires Sr of Harmony; 4 children: Robbie Jr, Jeff Squires and wife Melissa, Gena Tripp and husband, Ralph Sr, all of Harmony, and Kelly Monk and husband Lloyd Jr, of Palmyra; 11 grandchildren: Joshua Squires and fiancée Emily Ledue, Caleb Squires, Jessica Mailman and husband Colby, Jared Noble and fiancée Samantha Seavey, Courtney Wilcox and companion Donnie Brown, Johnathan Wilcox and companion Makenzie Hewins, Rachel Wilcox, Joseph Monk, Timothy Monk, Alyssa Monk and companion Jeff Tomah, and Taniah Monk; 5 great-grandchildren: Makenna, Aiden, Brady, Bodhi, and Fox; siblings: John Herne and wife Patricia of MA, Joey Herne and wife Mary Ann of CA, Marion Farwell and husband Winn of MA, and Eileen Rosenkrans and husband Gerry of AL; sisters-in-law, Yvette Herne of MA and Jeanne Reinschmidt of MT, a very special sister with whom she shared The Faith; many nieces and nephews; her foster child, Melissa Snow; her foster grandchild, Lisa Rowe; and too many more foster children, foster grandchildren and loved ones to name whose lives were touched by Sheila.
She was predeceased by her parents; an infant daughter, Mary; and two brothers: Michael Herne and Donald Herne.
A time of visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m., with the Rosary at 7 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2019, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A final viewing was held at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at the funeral home with a processional that left at 9 a.m., for a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass in the Latin Rite at the St. Theresa Catholic Church, 35 Church Street, Oakland, with Fr. Benedict Hughes as officiatant. An interment followed at the Village Cemetery, Warren Hill Road, Palmyra, Maine, with a gathering after at the Millennium, 416 Oxbow Road in Palmyra.
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BURNHAM – Maurice Allen Call, 85, died peacefully on Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Augusta.
He was born on June 29, 1933, a son of George and Alice (Leeman) Call Sr.  He graduated from Unity High School and retired as a rural letter carrier for the United States Postal Service.
One of his favorite pass times was hunting with his father-in-law and best friend, Lloyd Hunt.  After the day was done they could be found sitting at the kitchen table at the farm having a meal that Charlene and her mother, Frances Hunt, his mother-in-law, would have ready and waiting for them.  He always felt very lucky to have the in-laws that he did and loved them both greatly.  As walking became more difficult, he loved to talk about guns and shooting with his friends but mostly with his two grandsons, Morgan and Tim. After a good teasing session he always had to tell Kristen that she was his favorite granddaughter.  He certainly loved all three of his grandchildren tremendously.  Each member of his family held their own place in his heart. He was a past master of the Star in the West Masonic Lodge #85 A.F. & A.M.  He was also a member of the Josiah H. Drummond Eastern Star.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Charlene Call of Burnham; his son, Kendall Call and wife Vicky, of Burnham; his daughter, Rhonda Mott and husband John of Farmingdale; three grandchildren: Morgan Call of Burnham, Kristen Averell and fiancé Jeff Morin of West Gardiner, and Timothy Averell of Farmingdale; and many extended family members and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents.
A Masonic graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday July 13th, at the Pond Cemetery, Kanokolus Road, Unity, Maine.  A gathering will follow at Kendall, Vicky and Morgan’s house.
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CAMBRIDGE – Virginia May Tyler, 81, was called home by her Heavenly Father to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus on June 12, 2019.
Virginia was born in Cambridge on November 3, 1937 to Phillip and Flora Smart. Virginia was well known for her large, beautiful gardens, homemade delicious candy and an extraordinarily serving and loving heart. She loved creatively teaching children of God’s love in local churches for many years.
Virginia is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Fredrick A. Tyler; one sister, Gloria Poulin and her husband Tony; a son Terrance Tyler and his wife
Jennifer; three daughters, Darlene Packard and husband Dwight, Bonzie Plummer and husband John, and Holly Zellner and husband Jerry. Virginia was grandmother to Jessica, Samantha, Nichol, Dustin, Tiffany and Terry and she was great grandmother to Tony, Brooke, Logan, Hailey, Emma, Kaydence, Elian and Lilly. She was known as beloved “Aunt Ginny” to her many nieces and nephews and as "Mumma" to Trudy and Barbie.
Virginia was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Theodore and Jesse Smart; and a sister Shirley Liggett.
A celebration of her life and time of sharing will be held at the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Exeter on Saturday, June 29th at 11 AM.
PLYMOUTH — Richard G. “Cranium” Hanson, 52, known for always making everyone laugh while feeding them, passed unexpectedly on June 9th at Eastern Maine Medical Center following unsolved health complications the week before. Born and raised in Framingham, Massachusetts on September 22, 1966, to the late Kenneth W. Hanson and Patricia A. (Pease) Hanson. A current resident of Plymouth, since 1993.
He graduated from Keefe Tech in 1984. He worked in and around the Framingham area, doing carpentry, roofing and painting, then he learned to set tile. When he moved to Maine in 1993, and he worked for many years doing mainly carpentry. After his daughter was born he was self employed, mostly running his own crew, doing finish work/tiling.
Some of his favorite hobbies included, cooking, woodworking, farming his land and finish carpentry. Working with wood was what he enjoyed the most. “No Manors Homestead” was more than a name for his home, but his way of life. Rick loved to read and always had a good book suggestion if you needed one. His infectious laugh and warped sense of humor always made people laugh or at least smile, and no one can ever forget that.
He leaves behind the center of his universe, his daughter Zoe; Two of his beloved brothers, Kenneth N. Hanson of Plymouth, ME., Peter A. Hanson and his wife, Jeanette, of Ossipee, NH.; His favorite niece Eva Hanson of Plymouth, ME and his nephew Jarrod Hanson of South Yarmouth, MA; His uncle Daniel Hanson of Benton, ME; His aunts Mary Hanson and Patricia Hanson of Framingham, MA; and many cousins and friends he has left behind.
He was the brother of the late Paul W. Hanson; Son of the late Patricia A. Hanson and Kenneth W. Hanson; Uncle of the late Carl N. Hanson; Also predeceased by many cousins, aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church on Route 7 in Plymouth, followed immediately by a reception. There will also be a celebration of life, August 3rd, at Hanson’s Farm, on Nixon Road, in Framingham, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his honor be made to the charity of one’s choice.
BANGOR & CARMEL — Lois Merithew Reed, wife of the late Calvin N. Young , died suddenly June 14, 2019 in Bangor. She was born November 28, 1933 in Milo, the youngest child of Beatrice Cecile (Reed) and Lester Adniram Townsend. She often teased her sisters, saying their parents had eight children, seven girls and one boy, and then, saving the best for last, waited eight years to have Lois. She was a widely published writer--first published at the age of ten and also worked as a commercial copywriter, investigative reporter, newspaper columnist, book reviewer, and psychotherapist. Many of her therapy clients were charged no fees, because, she said, they needed her help and she would not starve because they couldn't pay. She was a long-time member of the former Bangor Unitarian Church (The Independent Congregational Society, Unitarian), where she organized and served on many committees and was unanimously elected president three times. She fought hard for equal rights for women and for gays and lesbians; leading marches, writing and delivering public speeches in support of equality and justice for all people. She also worked hard in the area of incest awareness. Taking controversial stands sometimes brought harassing, threatening phone calls and letters; in an effort to protect her family she changed her last name from Young to Reed, her mother's birth name.
Lois loved to cook, and to feed people; from the early years of her marriage onward, her normal household of six was often enlarged by family members and friends whose visits ranged from overnight stays to several years. Her door was never closed to anyone, and she spent many long, late-night hours on the telephone, often counseling people she'd never met but who had heard of her and need her help.
Lois often said that if every person could have a warm place to live, enough food, and adequate medical care, crime would become rare, and if we all practiced the Golden Rule - which basically tells us to be kind to one another - what a wonderful world it would be!
She loved to dance, and people often cleared the floor to watch Lois and Calvin dance together. After Calvin's illness and demise, she still danced, but only in her home, only alone.
Lois also loved cats and dogs, especially smoosh-faced, copper-eyed Persian cats and white Toy Poodles. She loved the ocean, Vinalhaven, books, chocolate, and driving fast. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, dolls, Depression glass, and genealogy. Her tastes in music ran from grand opera to old-time country music, classical to rock 'n roll, rhythm and blues to old English ballads, and she loved to sing them all... except opera.
With the onset of her husband's long illness, Lois was tireless in her efforts to find a cause and a cure. Although many efforts were made to dissuade her and she received little encouragement, she persisted, and her efforts led her to various military agencies, some of which were very obscure.  She also located many of Calvin's former army buddies, who were scattered throughout the country; many of these men and their wives became close friends of Lois. She brought together  for mini-reunions several of these World War II Veterans, most of whom had no contact with one another in fifty years. During the second of these get-togethers that she had arranged, the former first sergeant of Calvin's unit declared that Lois was now the Company Commander of the Old 616th Engineer Equipment Company, and he would be honored to serve and follow her anywhere.
She was always courteous but unyielding in her requests that her husband be given the best available care, and she insisted that the hospital follow every procedure that offered hope of a diagnosis. Unfortunately, despite his own great strength and her unceasing work on his behalf, Lois lost her dear Calvin nearly five years after the onset of his illness.  At that time, Calvin and Lois had been married 48 years.
In addition to her husband, Calvin Nathan Young, grandson Christopher Doughty, son-in-law Randy doughty and her parents, she was also predeceased by her only brother, Lewis Townsend, and each of her sisters: Winifred Bradbury, Bertha Lord, Evelyn Cole, Alberta Monta, Grace Curtis, Goldie Young, and Phyllis Gatcomb.  Lois Reed is survived by her beloved children and children-in-law: Sheila and Milford Edward "Butch" Randall, Kenneth and MarionYoung, Kathy Doughty; her grandchildren and their spouses: Mark and Angela Randall, Michael and Michelle Randall, Melissa and Jamie Thaxon, Tena and Jaime Sarabia, Kade Young, Jeremy and Shannon Doughty; great-grandchildren Leah, Chloe, and Owyn Doughty, Adian and Alexandra Randall, Diego Miguel and Mia Sarabia, Madeline and David Thaxton.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, special nieces Diane Libby and her husband, John, Carlene Smith, and many dear friends, especially Cert. Lay Minister, Methodist, Darlene Shortt, Sarah Clark, Bob Daisey, Lee Giles, Maureen Walsh, and Glennis McSorley.
Visiting hours were Thursday, June 20, 2019, friends called at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center from 11 AM until the time of the funeral.  Funeral services were conducted at 12 noon at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. Burial followed at the North Carmel Cemetery. To sign and online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit:
PALMYRA & RIPLEY — Franklin Brawn, Jr., 87, died June 5, 2019 at his son’s residence in Beekmantown, NY.
He was born November 24, 1931 in Carmel, a son of Franklin and Belva (Lane) Brawn, Sr. He was a Korean War veteran having served as a deep sea diver for the Navy. He worked as a machinist for 25 years and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Franklin loved to tell stories.
He is survived by his wife, Florence (Sevey) Brawn of 66 years; 3 sons, Galen of Ripley, Glenn of Beekmantown, NY, and Darryl of Madawaska; 2 daughters, Sandra Brawn of Waterville, Sharon and husband Roger Card of Fairfield; 14 grandchildren; 21 great great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine Kitchin and 2 sisters Annie Weeks and Bertina Hartley.
There will be no services at this time. Burial will be in the Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna, at a later date. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
PITTSFIELD — Robert A. Barry, 66, died on June 16, 2019, in Bangor.
Bob was born on February 21, 1953, in Milton, Massachusetts, a son of John and Grace (Everbeck) Barry. He graduated from Milton High School with the class of 1972 and proudly served our country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. He worked for several years as a supervisor for both the Prime and Irving Tannery and was thought of as a good supervisor and co-worker. His last occupation and favorite was working in the surgical trauma practice at EMMC as a certified medical assistant.
Bob was a kind, thoughtful, and witty man with a stubborn and competitive side. He cherished his family and loved to be at home, working in his gardens, doing yard work, wood carving, and reading. Bob was a huge Patriots fan! He was a great cook & grill master, enjoying baking and making home-cooked meals. He was a loving husband, brother, dad, and grandfather (Uncle Bob). Bob's love of reading started at a very early age. He was very knowledgeable on a variety of subjects especially history.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patty Barry of Pittsfield; his daughter, Kristie Paternoster and son-in-law Matt Wardwell of Pittsfield; two special grandchildren, Hannah and Joshua; his beloved Alaskan Malamute, Aniak; his sister, Grace Alexander and husband Ron of New Hampshire. Bob (Uncle Boppo) also had several nieces and nephews, John, Diane, Judy, Luke, and Claire.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, John Barry.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2019, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, 238 Detroit Avenue, Pittsfield. A committal with military honors immediately followed at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
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CORINNA — Diana Davis, 64, died June 19, 2019 at a Bangor hospital. She was born January 21, 1955 in Hartland, a daughter of Travis and Pauline (Glover) Davis. She graduated from Dexter Regional High School, Class of 1973.
Diana worked at Bud’s Shop ‘n Save in Pittsfield for over 17 years, where she met many wonderful people that were her second family. She spent many years working on the back of a potato harvester for the Buck family at Prairie View Farms in Corinna. Oh the stories that could be told.  Diana enjoyed riding her 4 wheeler until she was no longer able.  She enjoyed fishing and laughing with everyone she was with, and out fishing them as well. Over the last few years she looked forward to camping or “glamping” as she would say.
She is survived by her children, Angel and husband Steven Quick, Andy and wife Morgan Ricker; grandchildren, Taylor Whitney, Braden and Kamryn Ricker, all of Corinna; Steven Lubitz of Worcester, MA, and Breann Smith of Littleton, NH and a brother, Larry Davis of Waterville.
A celebration of life will be held at the Quick residence, 95 West Barker Road, Corinna, on Saturday, July 13th, from 1 to 5 PM. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Private burial will be in the Lawn Cemetery, Guilford. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
PALMYRA — Ricky A. French, 64, died on Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Bangor. The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 23rd, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A memorial service will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 3rd, in the committal shelter of the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country. To leave a message of kindness or share a memory, please visit Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
CORINNA — Nadine Theriault, 75, died June 7, 2019 at Sedgewood Commons, Falmouth, in the Alzheimer’s Unit. She was born November 8, 1943 in Northampton, MA, a daughter of Francis and Ethel (Bishop) Kellogg.
Nadine was employed mostly at Guilford Industries in Newport, but also worked for the Lovley family at Lovley’s Motel and Dunkin Donuts. She also worked at Dexter Health Care, and in the early years, at New Franklin Laundry.  She will also be remembered as a pet lover having many over the years.
She is survived by 3 sons, Eugene Steinberger of St. Albans, Kevin Steinberger of Amherst, MA, Neil and wife Roxanne Bonneville of Exeter; 3 daughters, Robin Kellogg of Hadley, MA, Christine and husband Frederick Ayer of Newport, Karey and husband Buddy Kershner of Newport; 3 brothers, Bradley and wife Patricia Kellogg of Newville, PA, Gary Kellogg of Greenfield, MA, Brian Kellogg and companion Lisa Fitzgerald of Russell, MA; a special sister in law, Kathy Kellogg of Easthampton, MA; 9 grandchildren, Neil, Sarah, Ashley, Bailey, Emily, Kalee, Noah, Heather and Christopher; 2 great grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews.
Nadine was predeceased by her brothers, Franny, Dana, and Keith; a son, Howard; and a special aunt who raised 4 of her children, Marion Steinberger.
The family would like to thank the staff at Sedgewood Commons for the excellent care of their mother. Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM Thursday, June 27th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport.  Memorial donations may be made to Camp CaPella, P.O. Box 552, Holden, ME 04429. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
WALDO — Clifton Kenneth Grass, 61, of Waldo went home to be with the Lord and fly with the angels on June 14, 2019. He died at his home in Waldo with his daughter, Lisa, and a special friend, Joyce Jewell, at his side.
Clifton was born on January 16, 1958, in Plymouth, Maine, son of Percy and Myrtle (Nichols) Grass. He started his education at a one-room school house in Dixmont and finished it in Belfast. He worked many different jobs in and around Belfast throughout his life. For many years he owned and operated his own lawn care business. He ended his working life at Duck Trap in Belfast where he worked for 10 years until being diagnosed with cancer.
Even after his diagnosis, Clifton had a wonderful sense of humor. You never knew what he was up to or what he was going to say next to make someone laugh. Never a shy man, he would strike up conversations everywhere he went, even with complete strangers, and always left people with smiles on their faces.
In addition to his parents, Clifton was predeceased by two brothers; David and Michael, and three sisters; Rosy, Diane, and Barbara.
Clifton is survived by four children; Virginia Grass of Bangor and her children Desteny and Teddy Harris, Lisa Moody of Belfast, her husband Dwain and children Isaac, Ashton, and Autumn, Kenneth Grass of Hampden and his children Ryleigh and step-daughter Zoey, Victoria Burns of Appleton, her partner Jason Littlefield and children Victoria, Sebrina, Juliana and Jay, three brothers; Robert Grass and his wife Rebecca of Northport, and Stanley and John Grass, both of Belfast, three sisters; Beverly Pattershall of Stockton Springs, Caroline Grass of Naples, and Jane Brown and her friend Steve Jacobs of Searsmont, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.
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DETROIT – Greta A. Cianchette, 86, died on June 8 after a period of declining health.
She was born on October 22, 1932, in Caribou, Maine, one of nine children born to Arthur and Leona (Desjardins) Ouillette. She married Joseph R. Cianchette, Jr in 1953. They shared 65 years of marriage and raised seven children together.
Her second born, Joseph R. Cianchette, III, was born with Down Syndrome in 1957, at a time when Pineland was the only option for children with intellectual disabilities. Determined to give her a son a better life, Greta and another parent started a program which grew from a handful of families working out of a church basement into the Marie Bradford School. She was also well regarded by her patients at the office of Dr. Richard Huber where she worked as a dental assistant.
She enjoyed gardening, canning and pickling. She was known for her spaghetti sauce and chocolate chip cookies. She was an accomplished seamstress, making her own dresses, clothes for her children and prom dresses for her daughters. She was also a great cribbage player. Greta was a devoted member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and became a Eucharistic minister, bringing communion to those unable to attend services.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Cianchette, Jr. of Detroit; her children: Laura Cianchette and partner Dan Kolbert of Portland, James Cianchette of Pittsfield, Christopher Cianchette and wife Val of Dunnellon, FL, Michael Cianchette of Pittsfield, Patricia Skirnick and husband Steve of Perryville, MD and Amy Donaghy and husband Sean of Washington, Maine; 15 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; siblings: Reginald Ouillette and wife Theresa of Caribou, Mona MacBain of Clinton, CT and Sheila Jacobson and husband Wendell of Raymond; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; son Joseph Cianchette, III; two grandchildren: Benjamin Cianchette and Emily Cianchette; daughter-in-law, Jane Cianchette; and siblings: Arthur Ouillette, Kathleen Karr, Richard Ouillette, Joyce Theriault, and Ruth Vermette.
Friends wishing to honor Greta’s memory are encouraged to donate to the Special Olympics of Maine, 125 John Roberts Road, #5, South Portland, ME, 04106,
The family received friends from 2 to 4 PM, Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM, Monday, June 17, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, 238 Detroit Avenue, Pittsfield. A committal will immediately follow at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. A gathering will follow the committal in the Parish Hall and all are welcome.
PALMYRA – Sharon L. Watrous, 72, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in Lewiston, Maine.
Sharon was born on November 6, 1946, in Peoria, Illinois, a daughter of Delbert and Arlene (Manchester) Nortrup. She was a warm and loving person, who enjoyed reading, feeding the birds and watching television, especially the British shows. She loved life and always had a hug for those she loved.
She is survived by her daughter, Susanne Guilford of Palmyra and her companion, Jim Cummings of Troy; four grandchildren: Matthew Spencer and companion Sarah Kaminow of Sebago, Megan Spencer of Waterville and her companion, Tyler Steiger of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jennifer Watrous and companion Joshua Pitts of Tennessee, and Stephanie Watrous and companion Nathan Smock of Houlton; three great-grandchildren: Abel Pitts, Alexander Smock and Lillian Smock; and her loving dog, Foxy.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Stephen Watrous; her brother, David Nortrup; and her son, Joseph Watrous.
A gathering will be held from 1 to 6 PM, Saturday, June 22, at her daughter’s home, 86 Raymond Road, Palmyra. Family and friends are welcome to come and celebrate Sharon’s life.
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ST. ALBANS – Karen L. Fultz, 77, died peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2019, with her daughter and son-in-law by her side at home in St. Albans, Maine.
Karen was born on March 18, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, a daughter of Millard and Genevieve (Lazarz) Rutkoski. She lived most of her life in Illinois, and moved to St. Albans a few years ago to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She enjoyed boating, bowling and playing cards. She was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church and loved being a part of the family there.
She is survived by her children: William Kuban (Linda) of Park Forest, IL, Michelle Denbow and her husband Robert of St. Albans and Scott Kuban (Jennifer) of Roselle, IL; stepchildren: Daniel Stimis and partner Mary Beth Chaney and Annie Coleman; grandchildren: Samantha Jordan and husband Joshua, Tabatha Berry, Madison and Zachary Kuban, Tony Almaraz and wife Megan, Alex Almaraz, Leo Almaraz and Travis Coleman; and 7 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by husband, Clyde Fultz; her daughter, Laurel Kuban; two stepdaughters: Denise Stimis and Stacey Almaraz; and her brother, George Rutkoski and his wife, Loretta.
A committal will take place at the St. Peters Cemetery in Volo, Illinois, where she will be laid to rest beside her husband, Clyde Fultz.
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CORINNA – Danny Doherty, 72, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at his home after a courageous 7 year battle with cancer. Danny was being cared for by his family with the great help from Hospice.
He was born December 20, 1946 in Dexter a son of Lionel and Carolyn (Dow) Doherty. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969, stationed in Libya and Germany, and was discharged as an E5. He was a 50 year member of the Corinna Post #73 American Legion.
Danny loved the outdoors in his youth and through his whole life. As a teen he worked at the Snowflake Canning Factory in Corinna. Later he was employed at Eastland Woolen Mill and also worked for Byron Henderson. Finally he started the job he loved the most as a self-employed woodsman.
During that time, he had many different types of machinery which he enjoyed. When his son Bill graduated from high school, he joined his father in the business and they worked many years together. Danny always said you never work a day when you are doing something you love to do.
Danny also loved fishing with family and friends and moose hunting with his son. His grandchildren, Reagan and Daigan, were another great joy in his life.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Marsha Doherty; daughter, Tracy and husband Jeff Wiers and their children Chris and Reagan; son, Bill Doherty and his son Daigan; 3 sisters and their husbands, Sandy and Danny Hill, Susan and James Emerson and Laurie and David Mountain; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Skip.
Graveside committal services will be held 11 AM Friday, June 21st at Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna, with Pastor Reeni Cipullo officiating.  A reception will follow at the Corinna Post #73 American Legion Hall. At Danny’s request, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Marsha Doherty, P.O. Box 211, Corinna, ME 04928, to be used for the further education of his pride and joy, his grandchildren. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
DEXTER & AUBURN – Shane R. Gilbert, 52, died unexpectedly June 10, 2019 at his residence in Auburn. Shane was born April 23, 1967, in Bangor a beloved son of Richard and Carolyn (Poirier) Gilbert. He graduated from Dexter Regional High School and The Ohio State University. He achieved his Master’s Degree in Education at the University of New England.
Shane taught at the Auburn Middle School for 12 years. He was a devoted teacher who loved teaching, his school and his students. Summers were spent traveling around the world. But summers at Lake Wassokeag in Dexter were his favorite, organizing the boat parade and floating on his tube! He is survived by his parents of Dexter; a brother Chad Gilbert of Whitefield; grandfather, Armand Poirier of Bangor; nephews, Ben and Blake Gilbert of Whitefield; aunts and uncles, “Aunt Nena” and Ronald Hallee of Ohio and Norma and Steve LeClair of Gray; his cat Demitri; and many other special friends and relatives. Shane will be sadly missed.
A memorial service will be held 10 AM Wednesday, June 26th, at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter, with the Rev. John Johnson officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Androscoggin Humane Shelter, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
STETSON – JoAnn E. Gray, 78, died June 3, 2019 at a Bangor nursing facility. She was born November 29, 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri, a daughter of Joseph and Hilda (Schnarr) Krupp. She retired from Nautel Maine, Inc., a maker of radio transmitters. She loved to knit, making caps for shelters in Bangor. JoAnn loved cats and dogs and was a great supporter of the Humane Society and the S.P.C.A.
She is survived by a sister, Mary and husband Larry Hayes of Dallas, TX; several nieces and nephews.
JoAnn was predeceased by her husband, Frank Gray, a sister, Carol Poll, and her longtime companion, Arnold Carson.
A graveside funeral and committal service was held at 10 AM Tuesday, June 11th, at Clark’s Hill Cemetery, Stetson. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
NEWPORT – Lisa Smith, 50, died June 8, 2019 at her residence after a nearly 20 year battle with breast cancer. She was born October 21, 1968 in Bangor, a daughter of Rodney “Buddy” and Lois (Bryant) Copeland.
Lisa was a florist at Bud’s Shop and Save in Newport for many years. She enjoyed making jewelry for sale to support breast cancer research.
She is survived by her husband, James “Tony” Smith of Newport; 2 sisters, Stacy and husband Pierre Chabre of Newport, and Cindy Sullivan of North Fort Myers, Florida. She will also be remembered by her special friend, Dr. Audrey Garrett.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
HARTLAND – Louise Dorothy Humphrey, 85, passed away on May 30, 2019, at Sanfield Rehabilitation and Living Center, where she had lived for the past two years.
She was born in East Corinth, ME, on September 4, 1933, the daughter of Robert Berry and Dorothy (Blanchard) Wentworth. She had a very special stepfather, Edson Wentworth.
Louise graduated from Nokomis Regional High School in 1973, the same year as her daughter did. She was very proud of this accomplishment. She met Reggie Humphrey in November 1951 and they were married two months later. They lived in Palmyra most of their 62 years together and had three children.
Reggie and Louise opened their home and hearts caring for foster children for over 18 years. This was a responsibility that they both took great pride in. In later years, Louise went back to school and earned her CNA. She worked at Sebasticook Valley Hospital and then did residential home health and traveled all over central Maine. After that she worked in the home health field as an administrator. She retired at the age of 73.
Louise enjoyed crafting, gardening and most of all spending time with her family. She never missed a family outing or event. She went to all the events and games that her grandchildren participated in, and a few of Chase’s hockey games despite the cold. Her granddaughter’s friends all knew her. Her granddaughters would say “look at my Gram, isn’t she cute”. She was always there when her family needed a helping hand and gave of herself gladly. She so enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels when she was living at Sanfield.
Louise is survived by her daughter, Louise Barden and husband David of St. Albans, son, Reginald H. Humphrey, Jr. of South Portland and daughter, Melissa Sinclair of Corinna; four granddaughters: Julie Thornton and companion Randy Briggs of Newburgh, Michelle Grant and husband Korey of Carmel, Abigail Sinclair and Irene “Louise” Sinclair, both of Corinna; and two “special” great-grandchildren, Chase and Bristol.
She was predeceased by her parents; and her husband, Reggie Humphrey.
There will be a private celebration of life.
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EXETER & DEXTER – Francis A. Chabot, 77, died May 30, 2019 at the home of his son in Corinna. He was born March 23, 1942 in Dexter, a son of Louis and Alice (Fanjoy) Chabot. He graduated from N.H. Fay High School and served in the Army Reserves.
Francis was a supervisor at Dexter Shoe Company for over 40 years, and drove a school bus for 8 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Post # 2625 Knights of Columbus of Dexter.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Waynetta (Clukey) Chabot; 4 sons, Daniel and wife Angela Chabot of Suffolk, VA, James and wife Tara Chabot of Corinna, Terry Chabot and fiancée Brandi Lyons of Exeter, and William Chabot of Portland; 2 brothers, Robert and wife Jerry Chabot of Los Angeles, CA, Gerard and wife Jackie Chabot of Lunenburg, MA; a sister Anne Chabot of Portland; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Douglas, Leonard and Maurice.
Graveside committal services will be held 10 AM Wednesday, June 12th at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, with Deacon David Denbow officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter, where a Knights of Columbus service will be held at 7 PM. Memorial donations may be made to the Cardinal Mercier Post Knights of Columbus, c/o Curt Lombard, 122 Zions Hill Road, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
Stetson and NB, Canada – Jennette passed away at her home in NB on May 17, 2019. She was born in Stetson, ME to Allen and Eleanor (Killam) Brown on May 20, 1937. She graduated from C.U.A in 1955. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband Levi; daughter Juliane; and her brother Clayton. She is survived by two sons and daugthers-in-law; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, all of N.B. Canada; also sister, Jessie and family; brother Allen and sister-in-law Elaine and family; and sister-in-law Gloria and family; plus several cousins, nieces, and nephews in Maine. Per her requests, no services.
DIXMONT – Elton Richard Erskine, 89, passed away on May 26, 2019. He was born August 11, 1929 in Dixmont a son of William and Lavon (Edminister) Erskine. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He was a lifelong resident of Dixmont and owned a logging business. He loved snowmobiling, cribbage, hunting, fishing, camping and bluegrass festivals. Although he retired his “lumber jack” title in 1991, his love of the woods led to his woodworking hobby. He was the first president of the Dixmont Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club, and continued as its president for many years. He was also awarded the 2002 M.S.A. Trail Groomer of the Year award.
Dick is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon (Mitchell) Steele Erskine of 15 years; children, Donna Furrow, Mary and husband Terry Lemieux, Richard and wife Gaye Erskine, Linda Erskine, Mark and wife Chrissy Erskine; step children and spouses, Helen and Joe Mazur, Kate and Andrew Stevens and Annie and Demetrio Duran; brothers, James and wife Lorraine Erskine and Robert Erskine; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his first wife of 50 years, Betty (Bird) Erskine; brothers, Lawrence and Roger; and sisters, Eunice Norris, Esther Winship, and Pauline Erskine.
 “It’s Not Good Bye, It’s See Ya Later.”
Graveside committal services will be held at 10 AM Monday, June 3rd, at Dixmont Corner Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the New England Old English Sheepdog Rescue, Inc., 49 Stonehedge Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. Written condolences may be expressed at
PLYMOUTH – Georgia Anna Anderson, 93, was born to George and Gladys (Vinton) Elliott on August 8, 1925, in Rumney, NH. Her stepfather was Percy Elliott. She went to be with the Lord, May 28, 2019, due to heart failure, surrounded by family and friends, in Bangor. She graduated from Providence Bible Institute in 1947 and married Elliott Lindell Anderson (1921-1996) of Attleboro, MA, in 1948. They honeymooned on Cape Cod, where she was to return again and again for the next sixty-nine years. They started married life in Boston when Elliott was in seminary. She taught elementary school over many years. She served as a pastor's wife in the yoked ministry of South Montville, Liberty, Thorndike, Hartland, and Mapleton, ME; Cavendish, VT; New Bedford, MA. She has been a longtime resident of Plymouth, and an active member of Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church of Plymouth. She is survived by her son Norman and his wife Nancy, her daughter Ellen, her daughter Betty and her husband Michael Ireland, her son Joel and his wife Judy, seven grandchildren - Forrest and his partner Katera Hopkins, and Travis; Melanie Duncan and her husband Joshua, Rachel Boulier and her husband Gordie, Matthew Ireland and his wife Kaci; Axel and his wife Taylor, and Hanna - eight great grandchildren with another coming, and their special family friend Judy Watson. Georgia was predeceased by her three siblings: Harold, Kenneth, and Myrtle. She mentored many and was a close friend of many. She was known to be spunky, outspoken, and devout. She was a writer of plays and skits for church performances. She loved crosswords, word games, jigsaw puzzles, and novels with happy endings. Her children are profoundly grateful for the support her church family gave her and the love they showed her over her final decades of life. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church at P.O. Box 22, Plymouth, ME 04969. A celebration of her life was held at the church on Saturday, June 1st at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bob Emrich officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center Newport. To sign an online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit:
BROOKS – It is with deep regret that we announce the death of our beloved aunt Mary Lydia Tobey on January 16, 2017 at the age of 92.
In the spirit of her generosity, Mary donated her body to Harvard Medical School for research.
Mary was born on March 15, 1924 in Brooks, ME, to Harold and Abbey (Nickerson) Tobey. She was a graduate of Farmington State Teachers College and Boston University. She taught Special Education for many years in the Boston, MA area.
She was predeceased by her brother, Rexford Roberts; and her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Freeman Rollins, Jr; and special friend, Alice Ryan.
She is survived by her nieces, Pat Roberts and husband Edmund, and Paula Salley and husband Steven; sister-in-law, Claire Roberts, as well as, many other nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of Mary’s life on Saturday, June 15 at 1 PM at her cottage known as the Mary T at Temple Heights in Northport, Maine.
DIXMONT – Ralph Flagg, 88, died May 24, 2019 at his residence. He was born March 13, 1931 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, a son of Abbott and Mary (Hadley) Flagg. He graduated from Newport High School and was a self-employed woodsman until his 50’s. He then drove a truck for Hughes Brothers Construction until his retirement. Ralph was a past president of the Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club
He is survived by his wife, Edna (Hathaway) Flagg of Dixmont; 6 sons, Ralph and wife Kelly Flagg of Newport, Steve Flagg and significant other, Kimberly Morin of Old Town, Randy Mehuren, Ricky Mehuren and significant other, Brenda Peabody, all of Dixmont, Robert Mehuren of Unity, and Kenny and wife June Flagg of Solon; 4 daughters, Becky and husband Dan Nealley of Troy, Rachel Bickford of Pittsfield, Maryetta Flagg and Brenda Flagg Curtis both of Virginia Beach, VA; a brother Jim and wife Rhoda Flagg of New Berlin, Wisconsin; 24 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at
MILO – Ron Witham, 72, died May 25, 2019 at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 4, 1946 in Waterville, a son of Arthur and Inez (Towle) Witham. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High in Newport and was employed for 22 years at Mid State Machine in Winslow. He was a very active member of the Milo Kiwanis Club, the United Baptist Church of Milo and the First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, FL. Ron was a past member of the Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs. He enjoyed cooking for the churches, fishing, and woodworking. His family was his first love and volunteering was his second. Ron was the family patriarch and will be fondly remembered for taking care of everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Waning) Witham of Milo; 3 daughters and their husbands, Michelle and Daniel Tuttle of Detroit, Robin and Donald Winslow of Corinna, Lisa and John Anastasi of Andover, MA; 3 brothers and their wives, Larry and Cathy Witham of Plymouth, Barry and Carla Witham of Stetson, and Andrew and Deanna Witham of Carmel; a sister, Vickey Witham and husband Chris Hamor of Winterport; a step daughter, Shannon and husband Ed Pinkham of Waterboro; 9 grandchildren, including special relationships with grandchildren Alexis and Devin Winslow and step grandchildren Austin and Alyssa Shibles; 2 great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, June 8th, at the United Baptist Church of Milo with the Rev. Phil McGlaufin officiating. A celebration of life will also be held starting at 2 PM Saturday, June 22nd at the home of Donald and Robin Winslow, 600 Williams Road, Corinna. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may make memorial donations to The Zachary Project, P.O. Box 96, Winterport, ME 04496. Written condolences may be expressed at
DEXTER – Elmer Carl Sawtelle, 87, passed away on May 28, 2019 at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born in Corinna, a son of Earl Shepley and Agnes Pauline “Louise” (Bates) Sawtelle. His home has always been in Dexter and he went to Dexter schools, graduating from N.H. Fay High School, Class of 1950.
Elmer spent 4 years serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the aircraft carriers U.S.S. Shangri La CV-38 and aboard the U.S.S. Lexington CVA-16, where he was a plank owner. Launching planes with steam catapults was a new thing. His last assignment was with the 7th fleet in the Taiwan Strait (Formosa) off the southeastern coast of China. This was in the period between the Korean War and the Vietnam War. “Things were a bit testy out there and Chinese planes were keeping tabs on us.”
When Elmer was young, he worked on the family farm and in the woods with his father and older brother. When he left the Navy, he came home to support his folks as his father had been severely injured in a wood’s accident. As a farm kid, he learned to do many tasks such as mechanics and carpenter work. He held several jobs such as doing wood work in the old Dexter Shoe building and worked with the crew building the new building. Elmer was a finish carpenter who took pride in doing a fine job. He built his own home of which he was very proud.
In December, 1999, he was building a house when he was stricken with Guillain-Barre’ syndrome. One day he was fine, the next, completely paralyzed. The next 8 months were spent in the hospital. This changed his life forever and he never fully recovered. For a man who was used to doing everything and suddenly unable to do most things, it was horrible. He has been strong and kept trying to work even when he could barely breathe.
Passing before him were his parents; a daughter; sisters, Mildred L. (Sawtelle) Carson, Beverly Jean (Sawtelle) Edgerly; a brother George Wayne Sawtelle; and a brother-in-law Robert L. Edgerly.
Elmer is survived by his wife of 61 years, Jeanne E. (Adamson) Sawtelle; his daughter Kimberly J. Sawtelle and husband David K. Moore; 2 sons, David A. Sawtelle and Carolyn Derr, Brian E. Sawtelle and wife Tracey A. Rhatigan-Sawtelle; 2 grandchildren Nicholas S. Sawtelle and Sarah E. K. Sawtelle. Elmer is survived by the family of Beverly Jean Edgerly, Beverly L. (Edgerly) and Everett Wooster, Stephen and Lorrie (Webb) Edgerly, Roger and Diane (Bezanson) Edgerly and their families. He is also survived by the family of his late brother, George Wayne Sawtelle and numerous other friends and family, especially his cousin Clyde G. and wife Marie Crowell; and the family of Mildred L. (Sawtelle) Carson.
A family graveside committal service will be held at Crocker Cemetery, St. Albans. Memorial donations may be made to the GBS/CIDP Foundation International. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at