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RAYMOND FLOYD HUSTON
PLYMOUTH — James 1:27 (KJV) Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Raymond Floyd Huston, 63 of Plymouth, ME took his heavenly flight on December 1, 2017 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Caribou, ME on November 29, 1954. Ray fought a courageous battle with cancer for over a year and a half. He leaves behind his wife of 28 years, Pattisue Huston of Plymouth, ME; 3 children, Scott, Heidi and David; 2 sisters, Nancy and Sandra; 3 brothers, Allen, Thomas and Stanley; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and many beloved friends and family. Ray was a faithful provider working for BIW for many years. His greatest accomplishments include receiving his GED at the age of 45, he was a Fisher of Men serving his Lord Jesus humbly and honorably for over 21 years in several ministries. He was predeceased by his son Brohn Morin Huston and his parents Charlie and Lorraine Huston.
A first service will be held at the Open Door Bible Church, 26 Gartley St, Lisbon, ME 04250, on January 6, 2018. Visitation hour will be at 1:00 PM and service at 2:00 PM with a luncheon to follow.
There will be a second service at the Calvary Baptist Church, 39 Grove Street, Newport, ME 04953 on January 20, 2018. Visitation hour at 1:00 PM and service at 2:00 PM with luncheon to follow.
In lieu of flowers at Ray’s request he would love to have Gideon Bibles placed throughout the world.



RUTH G. RINES
PITTSFIELD — Ruth G. Rines, 68, died unexpectedly, on Monday, November 20, 2017, at her home in Pittsfield.
She was born on April 28, 1949, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of Forrest and Glenys (Dunton) Rines. She graduated from Maine Central Institute and was employed for many years as a chef in the local nursing home where she was more than just a chef, but a friend to the residents. She would go to the home on her days off so the residents could visit with her and her dog.
Ruthie loved to read and make knitted and crocheted items for all of the little ones in her life. She always made sure all the little ones had a handmade gift at Christmas and all the other holidays. She loved finding new recipes to try, and enjoyed collecting many things. She was a selfless woman giving up her job to take care of her ailing Mom for over 10 years. Ruthie was an animal lover for sure especially her dog, Daisy.
Ruthie is survived by her mother, Glenys (Dunton) Rines; nieces, Char-lin Williams and fiancé, Jeffrey Aubin, of St. Albans, Karsha Alton and companion, Joseph Debeck, of Pittsfield and Stanna Alton of Benton; nephew, Alan Alton II of Burnham; grandnieces and grandnephews, Catherine-Lynne Williams and fiancé, Ryan Denbow, Elizabeth-Lynne Aubin, Charlotte Aubin, Evan Alton, Maddisyn Debeck, Aiden Alton, Alayna Alton, Anna-Beth Bubar and Zain Bubar; and special friends, Candy Hennigan, Joyce Sparrow, Melissa Gerry, Sue Mullins and Rae Ann Paradis.
She was predeceased by her father, Forrest Stanley Rines; sister, Rev. Rebecca Rines Alton; and grandniece, Rachel-Beth Bubar.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday, December 14th, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A memorial service will take place at 3 PM, Friday, December 15th, at the funeral home with the Rev. Leonard Reiss officiating. A committal will be held in the spring of 2018 at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. Family and friends are welcome Friday after the service for a gathering at Glenys’ home on the Crawford Road.
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ROLAND D. ‘DEACON’ FREDERICK
PITTSFIELD — Roland D. ‘Deacon’ Frederick, 92, died November 10th, 2017 at his residence in Pompano Beach, FL after a short illness.
Mr. Frederick was born on 28th April, 1925 in Pittsfield, Maine to Doris (Cianchette) Frederick Ashe and Joseph Frederick. He graduated from Maine Central Institute (MCI) in Pittsfield in May 1943 where he was his Class Chaplain. He enlisted into the Army in September of 1943 as part of the 82nd Airborne glider troops during World War II (discharged in 1946). He had a successful career in the restaurant business mostly in the outer Boston areas of Mansfield and Foxborough, MA. He was a lifelong bachelor who enjoyed playing cards (and the horses), reading and discussing US history, and being with his extended family and relatives especially while watching the Boston Red Sox.
He was predeceased by both his mother and father, and his brother Norris M. Ashe Jr. He is survived by his three nieces: Karen Ashe, Lisa Ashe, and Lorna Ashe and their families, and many cousins. Spring interment will be in the Pittsfield Village Cemetery, Pittsfield, ME.



EVERETT R. ROBINSON
Ocala, FL & Newport, ME — Everett R. Robinson, age 86, died on December 2, 2017 after a brief stay in a nursing home.
Everett resided in Ocala, Florida, and most recently in Newport, ME.
Everett is survived by his 4 children; David Robinson and Paula Reed of Saco, ME, George Robinson and fiancée Jackie Dyer of Newport, ME, Sandra Ciarrocchi and fiancée David Anderson of Powell, TN, Susan and David Childs and family of Barre, VT. Everett is also survived by his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A special thanks to Larry Gray and Juanita Metivier Graves for all your help looking after dad.



ARMAND “PIT” HEBERT
DETROIT & CORINNA — Armand “Pit’ Hebert, 68, died December 6, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 26, 1949 in Jay, a son of Armand and Pauline (Pomerleau) Hebert.
He graduated from Jay High School, Class of 1968, and served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. Upon returning home he worked many years at Gilman Electric and Industrial Electric, both of Newport. He will be fondly remembered as a good husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Kathy (Davis) Hebert; a son, Jamie and wife Katherine Hebert of Melksham, England; a daughter, Amy and William Sandifer of Skowhegan, and their children Kane, Lukas and Markus Sandifer; 4 sisters, Elaine and husband Marvin Lister, Linda and husband Darryl Henderson, all of Corinna; Diane and husband Alan Rabideau of Dexter, Debbie and husband Seth “Brad” Bradstreet of Newport; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 2 brothers, David and Brian.
At his request there will be no services. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Lafayette Center, Cancer Care of Maine, 33 Whiting Road, Brewer, ME 04412. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com



EARL A. GRAY
SANGERVILLE — Earl A. Gray, 88, went to greener pastures on December 2, 2017, to be with his wife, Phyllis. He was born on April 30, 1929, in Sangerville, the son of Alvin and Dorothy (Carle) Gray. Dad was my mentor and my hero; as he treated everyone equally and with respect to all. He always had a smile and a kind word that made everyone feel good and he was respected for his wisdom. Earl was a farmer and woodsman most of his life, with only a few years where he worked in various woolen mills. He loved spending time with his family and friends and would tell wonderful stories of times from the past. He was an avid gardener and helped many people with his advice. The squash he raised was featured in local newspapers.
Earl is survived by his daughter, Wendy Rolfe and partner, Trudy Gerry, of Detroit; special girlfriend, Florence Giles of Sangerville; grandson, Chris Rolfe and Sue-Ann of Sangerville; granddaughters, Judy Rolfe and Kerry Benton, of New Hampshire, and Angel Morse and Morris Young, of Columbia; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter, Makenzi; special nephew, Alvin Gray and Trina; special friend Julie Harrington and Hank; and many other nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his wife of nearly 60 years, Christine (Phyllis) Gray; son, Philip E. Gray; baby daughter, Earlene P. Gray; mother; father; and brother.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the Lary Funeral Home, 21 Oak Street, Guilford, where funeral services were held at 11 AM on Friday December 8, 2017, with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. Burial was in the family lot at the Village Cemetery, Sangerville. In lieu of flowers please donate in the memory of Earl A. Gray to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202, 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383), http://www.diabetes.org/. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.



DARRELL BUTLER
ST. ALBANS — Darrell Butler, 77, passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior on November 26, 2017, at a Bangor hospital surrounded by his loving family. Darrell was born February 3, 1940 in St. Albans, a son of Walter and Eva (Lowell) Butler. Darrell graduated from Hartland Academy in the class of 1958 and from University of Maine at Orono in 1962.
Darrell married his high school sweetheart Esther Littlefield on August 18, 1961, and enjoyed 56 years of marriage with her. He worked in Newport area high schools, where he taught math, drivers education, and coached baseball. He was an ardent baseball card and sports memorabilia collector, as well as an accomplished chess player. Darrell enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and four-wheeling, and could fill a book with his many (mis)adventures. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hartland, where he served as treasurer for many years. Above all, he was a prayer warrior and a devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife Esther; daughter Denise Michaud and her husband David of St. Albans; son Steven Butler and wife Paula of Columbus, MS; son Daniel Butler of St. Albans; son Randy Butler and wife Dawn of Hartland; daughter Kim Denbow and husband Peter of St. Albans; 17 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way; sister Rowena Turner and husband Sterling of Newport; sister Sharon West and husband Jerrill of Hartland; and brother Galen Butler and wife Sheryl of St. Albans.
He was predeceased by his parents.
The family would like to thank all of their friends, relatives, and church family for their support, as well as the staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center for their loving care during his long battle with cancer.
Visiting hours were held from 2 to 3:30 PM, followed by a celebration of Darrell’s life at 3:30 PM, Sunday December 3, 2017, at Hartland First Baptist Church, 10 Elm Street, Hartland. A gathering followed in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Bangor, 654 State Street, Bangor, ME, 04401, in Darrell’s memory.
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ANNIE LAURIE SHIVERS
ETNA — With great saddness I must announce the passing of my wife and best friend Annie Laurie Shivers. Annie died at Sebasticook Valley Hospital on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the age of 71.
Annie was born in Waterville on May 12, 1946. Her parents were Chester & Bertha Sawyer of Belgrade.
Annie attended the Belgrade school system, she was the manager of the basketball team at Belgrade High and was the Valedictorian of the class of 1964.
Annie worked for the State of Maine for First at Health and Welfare in Augusta and then at BMHI. Annie retired in 1998 after 34 years of service.
At our home on the Dixmont Road in Etna, Annie enjoyed word puzzles, games, knitting, crocheting, feeding and watching birds, working in our flower gardens. Annie was a skilled homemaker and a very good cook.
Annie is survived by her sister and brother in law, Alice and Floyd Damren; brother Carroll Sawyer all of Belgrade; sister in law Willa Currie of Spring Hill Florida; 3 nephews Raymond, Brian Ashland, Jeremy Sawyer; 2 nieces, Pam Presscott, Cindy Kennedy; Annie also has serveral grand and great grand nephews and nieces.
At this time I would like to thank the nursing staff at SVH for the gental and caring way they took care of us and for the way they eased Annie’s way at the end. Thank you and God Bless.
It was a privilege and a blessing for me Eric W. Shivers to marry Annie on January 30, 1970 and to share life and love with her for almost 48 years.
No services are planned at this time.
JOYCE V. DAVIS
PALMYRA — Joyce V. Davis, age 78, passed away on November 15, 2017 at Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan. She was born March 10, 1939 in Plymouth, the daughter of Clarence and Irene (Nadeau) Davis.
Joyce graduated from Hartland Academy, Class of 1957 and Thomas College, Class of 1959. She was employed by W. S. Pillsbury in Waterville, Depositors Trust in Newport, Joe Faloon & Sons in Pittsfield and co-owned Mid-Maine Construction. She was a member of the Scott Webb Auxiliary, serving as Treasurer.
Joyce was predeceased by her parents, and a sister, Barbara Ireland.
She is survived by her brother, Donald Davis of Palmyra; niece Michele Hubbard and husband Sheldon of Palmyra; special great niece Sarah Hubbard of Palmyra; nephews Michael Ireland of MA and Randy Ireland of CT; nieces Sharyl Ritchey of SC and Janice Naveken of OH; other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Per her request there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation in her memory to the EMMC Lafayette Family Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.
JANET L. STODDARD
DIXMONT — Janet Lee (Abbott) Stoddard passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 62, surrounded by her beloved daughters, on November 28, 2017 in Dixmont, ME.
Janet was born on November 27, 1955, the middle child of 3 born to Merton L. Abbott and Katrina Adams Abbott in Hartland, ME. She spent most of her “growing up” years in Pittsfield and attended MCI.
In December of 1972 she married Ronald J. Grover and they were blessed with 3 daughters that brought Janet much comfort and joy over the years. Although Janet and Ronald later divorced, they remained friends.
Janet had a quirky, funny sense of humor and could make people laugh. She also was devoted to her pets: Pokey Sue, Rudy and Miss Molly and took very good care of them. In her earlier years she also enjoyed fishing.
She was preceded in death by her father whom she was very close to.
She is survived by her children: Billy Jo Doane of Dixmont, Brandy L. Grover of Sebec and Somer M. Mongeon of Dixmont, her mother: Katrina Abbott Hutchinson of Palmyra, a sister: Linda Morgan of Palmyra, a brother: Rick Abbott of Dexter, 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 9 nieces and nephews.
We invite all to join with her family in paying tribute to her life at a service on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at the Newport Cultural Center (2nd floor), 154 Main Street in Newport at 1 PM.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to all those who have loved and served her in any way.



JAMES “PAUL” ROBINSON
DEXTER — James “Paul” Robinson, 71, died after a courageous battle with cancer and the recent loss two weeks prior of the love of his life, “Linda” at his Church Street home with his children Lori and Garnett at his side.
James or Paul as he was known by, was born on May 2, 1946 in St. Stephen, New Brunswick to Ethel Woodard Robinson and James Harold Robinson. Paul grew up and spent the first ten years of his life in New Brunswick before moving with his parents and sister to Dexter, Maine where he attended schools graduating in 1964. Paul then went on to Ricker College to study Geology graduating in 1969. He enjoyed those school experiences and formed lifelong friendships with fraternity brothers from Lambda Chi.
Paul married the love of his life Linda Robinson on June 29, 1968 in the West Forks while working for Humble Oil where he worked in mineral exploration and taking pride at being the only staff geologist there that was not a Doctor. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1969 and would jokingly say how desperate they must have been to draft a 23 year old Canadian Geologist who already had a wife, baby and another on the way. He spent two years in the army at Fort Huachuca as a specialist flying infra red aerial mapping before being discharged and going back to his beloved family and geology with a new company North American Explorations. In 1971, because of his father getting ill, Paul left geology, moved back to Dexter and attended the first Property Tax School at Bowdoin College and went to work for the Maine State Bureau of Taxation where he would work for the next 38 years as a property appraiser spending the majority of that time “Assessing” the Unorganized Townships of Maine with the work nickname “JR” in the woods and on the waters of the State he so beloved. In 1974 he became a naturalized citizen and devoted himself to being a good one serving as Chair on the Dexter Planning Board for the next 20 years, volunteering for countless town projects and also belonging to a number of charitable organizations over time including the Dexter Jaycees, Dexter Kiwanis and as a Master Mason belonging to Penobscot Lodge in Dexter where he was “raised up” in 1977.
Due to his keen intellect and love of learning Paul had many licenses and side jobs over the years including licensed Geologist, the first licensed soil examiner in the State, a licensed Real Estate Broker helping his long time friend Norman Cookson establish a business in Dexter, a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, Certified Maine Assessor, a licensed surveyor, having gotten it by laying out and designing the Dexter Golf course with his friend Bill Webber, a bail bondsman bailing the local yahoos and his favorite license a General Guide which later became known as Master Maine Guide which he had held since the 1960’s just as his father Jim and his famous Guide Grandfather “Sidney” Robinson who guided for the Hale’s who own Yankee Magazine and had camps in Vanceboro had. He had great pride that he had generations of market hunting, guiding and woods camp work in his history.
Paul loved to cook and was famous for his no recipe “Guide’s Bread” taught to him by his Uncle Miles Robinson who had learned how to make it by working in woods camps of his youth. Paul especially loved Christmas and would painstakingly decorate his house and put up unbelievably huge Christmas trees in his lofted living room and have a yearly Christmas Eve Party attended by friends and family. Paul also loved taking his family and friends to his camps at Abol and North East Carry and always had an open-door policy of letting others enjoy them with or without him there at no cost. Other favorites of Paul’s were telling jokes and stories during his early morning coffee shop routine starting at 3:30 AM with his friend “Vince” at Toots before mozying up to Robinson’s with his free re-fill cup with more friends. Paul also loved a toddy and would have friends over many evenings for a martini, gin and tonic or some other creation.
Paul will forever be remembered as the most loving, funny, kind, caring and friendly Father, Grampy, Great Grampy, son, brother and friend and sorely missed by those who knew him. He surely rests with Angels and his beloved wife of over 49 years Linda Robinson. He is survived by his son Garnett Robinson and wife Sally of Dixmont; his daughter Lori Robinson and Boyfriend, Edward Bligh of Dexter; his grandchildren Paul Ryerson and Fiancee Cassandra Crocker of Saint Albans; Scott Robinson of Dexter; Holly Hegarty and Boyfriend Josh Bragan of Bangor; Hannah Hegarty of Hermon; Sylvia Seamans of Maryland; Kaylee Brown of Buxton; Great Granddaughter Ahmya Ryerson of Saint Albans; many nieces and nephews including his especially close niece Cathy Wyman of Dexter; and special friends Cousin Guy Woodard of St John New Brunswick, Paul Belmain of Freeport, Bob Poulin of Corinna, Dave Barry of Dexter, Vince Sawyer of Dexter, Don Phelps of Dexter and too many more to name.
Paul was predeceased by his beloved wife Linda, his sister Carol Clukey of Dexter, his parents Jim and Ethel Robinson of Cambridge and Dexter.
A Celebration of both Paul and Linda’s Lives will be held at Moosehead Trail Motor Lodge, 300 Corinna Road, Dexter on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 12 to 4 PM. Those wishing to remember Paul or Linda in a special way may send a donation in their memory to UCP “United Cerebral Palsy” of Maine, 700 Mount Hope Avenue, Suite 320, Bangor, ME 04401



ROBERT J. PLANT
GARLAND — Robert J. Plant, 85, formerly of Cranston, Rhode Island, died Saturday, November 4th, 2017 near his home in Garland, Maine. The son of George and Helen Plant, he was the brother of the late Marilyn (Plant) Guilmain.
He is survived by his daughter, Michelle Wingate and her husband Bruce of Narragansett, Rhode Island, grandchildren Bridget (Campanale) Fitzsimmons and her husband Patrick of Virginia, Devon and Domenic Campanale and his girlfriend Kaitlin of Narragansett, Rhode Island, great-grandchildren Landon and Callie, nephews J Guilmain, Rev. Steven Guilmain and his wife Deborah, his former wife, June Marie Dean of Wakefield, Rhode Island and his step-daughter, Kelly Cronin Hart of Virginia.
Known as “Bob”, his friends ranged from company presidents to blue-collar workers to the destitute. Bob believed that everyone deserved to be treated with respect and dignity, another reason why he will be missed. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 34 years and moved to Maine. It was there that he developed a lifelong passion for golf. A great day to Bob was to join his friends at the Dexter Municipal Golf Course for a round of golf. The only people he did not call friends were the ones he had not yet met.
He was especially proud of two major events in his life: fatherhood (no daughter was better loved than his Michelle) and his membership in “The Chosin Few.” The battle of the Chosin Reservoir was the Iwo Jima of the Korean War. In November 1950, during the coldest winter North Korea had experienced in 100 years, Bob Plant’s army unit was surprised by 120,000 Chinese troops. The battle was fought over some of the roughest terrain during one of the harshest winter weather conditions of the Korean War. Bob Plant was one of the few Army survivors who would join the 1st Marine Division in a desperate 78-mile journey to freedom. Cut off from support, the Marines and army veterans were still able to fight their way through 10 Chinese infantry divisions. The attitude of those who served at the “Frozen Chosin” set an example that is still remembered by the Marines and soldiers, like Bob Plant, who fought against what seemed like impossible odds.
For more than 40 years, Bob attended reunions of the “Chosin Few” that were held annually around the country. At one of the gatherings, a Marine first sergeant described Bob Plant as “Audie Murphy,” the most decorated soldier in WWII, as Bob manned a machine gun and threw grenades to keep attacking Chinese from overrunning key positions. It was during that time that Bob suffered frostbite in both feet, a problem that plagued him all his life. He refused to accept the idea that he was a war hero, claiming that the only war heroes were the men who died in Korea.
Bob admired honesty and candor almost as much as he disliked insincerity and phoniness. While Bob liked to think of himself as a nonconformist, he embraced traditional values, such as family, patriotism and friendship. Anyone who was able to call Bob Plant friend, did not need much else in this world. When John Adams was named as Ambassador to France, a French noblemen said, “So you are the replacement for Benjamin Franklin.” Adams replied, “Sir, no one can replace Benjamin Franklin. I am merely his successor."
No one can replace Bob Plant.
Bob was buried with Military Honors at Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery on November 10th, 2017. Friends of Bob's were invited to a memorial gathering that took place on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 4 PM at the American Legion Post in Dexter, Maine.



MARION J. MCCAIG
ST. ALBANS — Marion J. McCaig, 76, died on November 22, 2017, with her daughter, Diane, by her side, and the care of her neighbors, Rod and Michele, and her niece Brenda, in her heart, at her home in St. Albans. She was predeceased by her son, NH State Trooper Scott E. Phillips in 1997.
Marion was born on July 15, 1941. She was raised in Hyannis, Massachusetts, spent most of her life in Lancaster, New Hampshire and retired in St. Albans, Maine.
She fought cancer multiple times personally. Professionally, she touched lives all over the North Country of New Hampshire as a registered nurse, specializing in oncology.
Since her retirement from nursing, she has spent most of her time remodeling her fabulous country farmhouse, gardening, quilting, knitting her famous socks for friends as well as for premature infants and volunteering locally.
She loved spending time with her beloved knitting group and shared a deep passion of sewing and crafts with many family and talented friends here in Maine and in New Hampshire. Her golden doodle, Gabby, who was such a special part of her life, will miss her so very much.
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SIDNEY A. RITCHIE, JR.
NEWPORT — Sid Ritchie, 66, died November 16, 2017 at a Pittsfield hospital following a long battle with cancer. Sid was born September 26, 1951 in Hartland, a son of Sidney and Beatrice (Morse) Ritchie, Sr.
He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1969. Sid served in the Army National Guard for 5 years. He was a mechanic by trade working at Muffler King, Ludden’s Auto Repair, and C.M. Norris Auto Repair, all of Newport. Nascar racing was his passion. He also raced personally at Speedway 95 and Unity Raceway. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and in later years, sitting by a campfire on his beloved Lake Sebasticook.
He is survived by a son Justin, his wife Annely, and their son Jase, all of Palmyra; Justin’s mother and the love of Sid’s life, Brenda Norris of Newport; and 2 other children, Shannon Gilreath of Carmel and Craig Ritchie of Texas; a sister, Evelyn Barker of Orange City, FL; 4 additional grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM Monday, November 27th at the Stetson Meeting House, with the Rev. Brian Woodbury officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.



LINDA ROBINSON
DEXTER — Linda Jean Robinson, 64, died awaiting heart surgery in Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on November 12, 2017, with her daughter Lori Robinson at her side.
Linda was born on January 2, 1952 in Dexter to Francine Bridges Berry (then Cuddy) and William Cuddy, Jr. Linda grew up in West Forks, Maine with her Mother Francine, adoptive father Guy “Clifton” Berry and six siblings and attended Bingham Schools.
Linda married the love of her life James “Paul” Robinson on June 29, 1968 in the West Forks before moving to Dexter and spending the next 49 years lovingly raising children, grandchildren and foster children. Linda worked many years at the Dexter Shoe and Hathaway Shirt factories, saving her money so that she could pay for her two children to attend college, before working as a teller at Bangor Savings Bank. And finally moving to her special work as a full time therapeutic foster grandparent, to children all of whom knew her as “Mammy,” just like her other grandchildren did.
Linda loved Christmas and shopping and would always spend her spare money making sure her family received oodles of gifts for the holidays, never expecting anything in return. Linda loved crocheting and quilting and made sure each of her children and grandchildren had a quilt or throw made lovingly for them by her. Linda loved to travel. She enjoyed going on cruises with her husband and trips to Florida or their camps at Abol and North East Carry on Moosehead. She especially enjoyed a trip to Las Vegas, after recovering from a heart surgery. She went with her best friend Cheryl Wallace, where they played slots and went on a zip line across the old gambling strip.
Linda will forever be remembered as the most loving, kind, caring and friendly mother, grandmother “Mammy”, great grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, and sorely missed by those who knew her. She surely rests with angels.
She is survived by her husband of over 49 years James “Paul” Robinson of Dexter, mother Francine Berry and her long time partner Felix Quirion of Madison, her brother Gordon Berry and wife Carol Berry of West Forks, her sister Darlene of Millinocket, stepbrother Reno Vailancourt of North Anson, her brother William Cuddy, Jr. and wife Cheryl Cuddy of Portland, her daughter Lori Robinson and boyfriend Edward Bligh of Dexter, her son Garnett Robinson and wife Sally of Dixmont, her grandchildren Paul Ryerson and fiancé Cassandra Crocker of Saint Albans, Scott Robinson of Dexter, Holly Hegarty and boyfriend Josh Bragan of Bangor, Hannah Hegarty of Hermon, Sylvia Seamans of Maryland, great granddaughter Ahmya Ryerson of Saint Albans and very special friends Cheryl Wallace of Newport “I love you more!” and Susan Woodard of St. John, New Brunswick.
Linda was predeceased by her brothers Michael Berry, Ronald Berry, and Jeff Berry all of the West Forks, fathers Guy “Clifton” Berry of the West Forks and William Cuddy, Jr. of Dexter.
A celebration of Linda’s life will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to remember Linda in a special way may send a donation in her memory to UCP “United Cerebral Palsy” of Maine, 700 Mount Hope Avenue, Suite 320, Bangor, ME 04401



LINDA LAWRENCE SAVAGE
NEWPORT — Linda Lawrence Savage, age 72, passed away on November 20, 2017 at her home in Newport surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 29, 1945 in Pittsfield, the daughter of Leon and Kathleen (Hayden) Lawrence.
Linda graduated from Maine Central Institute in the class of 1963. She married Lawrence H. Savage, her husband of 54 years, on June 22, 1963. Linda and her husband owned and operated Savage’s Market in Pittsfield for several years. Linda worked in several local banks and retired in 2011 from Dysart’s as their Human Resource Director.
Family has been an important part of Linda’s life. She has enjoyed quilting and time spent with her many friends. Linda has been an active member of the Barrow Skidgel American Legion Post 105 in Newport for several years.
She is survived by her husband Larry; a son, Timothy Savage and wife Heather of Ellsworth; a daughter, Tamra of Brooks; a daughter, Tricia Cooley and husband Jason of Palmyra; three grandchildren, Zach Harriman and wife Abbey of Brooks, Jesse Harriman of Brooks, and Tayla Drown and husband Stephen of New Mexico; two step grandchildren, Alex Gould and Ryan Gould of Ellsworth: and one great-grandson Elliot Harriman of Brooks; a brother Floyd Lawrence and wife Jean of Newport; many nieces, nephews and cousins; a childhood friend Lois Fraser and many special friends. Linda was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Lea Maling; two brothers, Ralph Lawrence and Philip Lawrence.
The Family would like to thank all her friends for the support that they have given during this time. Also to hospice for the care she received, especially nurses Dolly, Christine and Ily.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Linda’s memory to American Legion Post 105, 82 North Street, Newport, Maine 04963.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.



JOYCE FURMAN LACHMUND
In Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on November 10, 2017, a bright light dimmed on earth and a bright star shone in the heavens.
Joyce was born on September 18, 1947 in Bangor, Maine, the only daughter of Rosswell Y. Furman, Sr. and Donna Leavitt Furman Winton, both of whom predeceased her. She spent her early life in Maine and had a lasting love for her roots, as she returned each summer to spend time with family at her Camp Hope on Unity Pond.
Joyce is survived by her beloved husband of 35 years, Nehlsen Lachmund, two wonderful sons, Bruce W. Furman (Tracy) of Mooresville, NC ; Jesse R. Furman (Jennifer) of Palm Beach Gardens, seven grandchildren, Sara Van Dyke of Stuart, FL; Seth, Tate and Wyatt Furman of Mooresville, NC, and Miles, Merrill and Emme Furman of Palm Beach Gardens, FL.Each and every one of her grandchildren cherished their time with "Grammie", and they were the stars in her orbit.
Joyce had a loving and close relationship with her three brothers: Ross Furman, II of Portland and Eastport, ME; R. Bruce Furman of Cambridge, ME; and Dean J. Furman of Springfield, MA.
Joyce and Nehlsen owned and operated Atlantic T's Screenprinting in Palm Beach Gardens for many years.
She leaves many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, all of whom adored her, as well as a very large circle of friends. If she was your friend, you were privileged; if she was your relative, you were blessed. The love, the joy, the laughter and the zest for life that she gave to everyone will never be forgotten. Many of her years were spent enhancing her life and other lives through 12 step recovery.
Donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.
PHILLIP R. ELKINS
PLYMOUTH — Phillip Elkins, 88, passed away at his residence November 15, 2017 from declining health and cancer. He was born June 16, 1929 in Palmyra, a son of Joseph and Alma (Overlock) Elkins. He had 9 siblings.
Phillip married Belle S. Fields on February 21, 1948. They were married 61 years and had 4 children. Belle passed away in June 2009.
Phillip married Ernestine (Garnett) on May 8, 2010 and they resided in Plymouth since that time. During the past few years of declining health for both of them, they remained a great source of strength and comfort to each other.
He was educated in Pittsfield schools and joined the work force at an early age. He worked hard all his life to support his family. He retired from the Edward’s Company in Pittsfield in 1991 and was a volunteer driver for the Sebasticook Valley ambulance service in Pittsfield for 15 years. After retiring, Phillip kept busy painting houses and doing seasonal odd jobs. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked to do crafts and enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. His favorite pastime was playing pool which he loved playing with his kids, grandkids, nephews, nieces, and anyone who stopped in for a visit. Phillip especially enjoyed his new John Deere tractor for the past several years.
He resided in Pittsfield until 2010 when he moved to Plymouth. He was a long time member of the Living Waters Assembly of God Church and the Solid Rock Church of God in Pittsfield.
Phillip is survived by his wife, Ernestine Elkins; his daughters and their husbands, Elizabeth Jane and Edwin Bonenfant of Presque Isle and Linda Sue and Philip Davis of Beaumont, TX; son-in-law, David E. Clark of Athens, TN; stepson David and wife Cindy Neverland of Oakland; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Preble of Charleston; many nieces and nephews; 2 sisters-in-law, Dorothy Elkins of College Park, MD and Joyce Braley of Princeton.
He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife; daughter Nancy L. Clark in 1998; son Phillip R. Elkins, II in 1985; and 8 siblings.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, November 22nd, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. David Gardiner officiating. Private burial will be in the Pittsfield Village Cemetery. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com



GEORGE O. COONEY
ST. ALBANS — George O. Cooney, 71, died November 8, 2017, at the Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield. He was born in St. Albans, June 22, 1946, the son of Hugh and Clarisa (Getchell) Cooney.
George served for 6 years in the Army Reserve. He was a jack of all trades, but especially loved working in the woods and rebuilding old tractors.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joan (Clowry) Cooney in 2012.
He is survived by a son, Michael Cooney and his fiancé, Kristen Forrest of St. Albans; a daughter, Sandy Bussell and her husband, Craig of St. Albans; grandchildren, Dakota, Mikayla and Devin Bussell, and Makenzie and Maya Cooney.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date, with burial in the Ferndale Cemetery in Ripley.
Arrangements by Crosby& Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.



BARBARA (STEVENS) LEAVITT
ST. ALBANS — Barbara Leavitt, 92, died November 5, 2017 at home after a battle with cancer. She rests peacefully in the arms of her Lord and Savior. Barb was born January 24, 1925 in Charleston, a daughter of Archie and Ada (Arnold) Stevens She graduated from Higgins Classical Institute and secretarial school in Boston. 71 years ago, following World War II, she married the love of her life and soulmate Dana. She served as a postal clerk in the Town of St. Albans for many years; the last 12 years of her working career as Postmaster.
In 1960, Dana and she started Green Acres Farm located on the Bubar Road in St. Albans which they operated until retiring in 1985. Barb was one of the founders of the SnoDevils Snowmobile Club and served as treasurer for many years. She was a member of the St. Albans Union Church where she sang in the choir. Barb and Dana have wintered in Zephyrhills, FL for the past 29 years. She loved traveling, playing cards, snowmobiling, camping, fishing and more recently 4-wheeling.
She is survived by a sister Alice Glover of Skowhegan, a son Nolan and wife Linda Leavitt of Zephyrhills, FL, a daughter Darlene Tompkins of St. Albans, a foster daughter Ethel and husband Darrell Neal of St. Albans, 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by 2 brothers, Earl and Lester.
A memorial service will be held at the St. Albans Union Church at a time to be announced. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Albans Union Church, P.O. Box 152, St. Albans, ME 04971 Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
GERALD S. LEIGHTON
STETSON — Gerald S. Leighton, 72, died October 29, 2017 at his Stetson home following a long illness. He was born in Bangor, December 15, 1944, the son of Owen S. and Madelyn (Stone) Leighton He was educated in Brewer schools and a graduate of Brewer High School in the class of 1962.
Gerry married Norma Cota November 10th, 1966 in Old Towne and they made their home until they moved to Bradley, where the daughter Jennifer was born, living there for 10 years. They then moved to Brewer for 10 years where their son John was born. They built a home in Newport on Route 7 living there for 30 plus years until they built their present home in Stetson.
Gerry is survived by his wife of 51 years Norma L. Leighton of Stetson, his son, John Leighton of Stetson, his daughter Jennifer McNeal of Mansfield, CT, four grandchildren; Sarah, Matthew, Kathryn, and Benjamin all of Mansfield, CT.
Gerry served for 23 years in the Maine Army National Guard, retired with the enlisted rank of Master Sergeant. He held several positions of leadership that included Chief Supply Sgt., Chief Logistics Sgt., and 1st Sgt. as his last duty station. Following his military service he worked 28 years in the paper making world at the SAPPI Mill in Skowhegan and ended his career working on the important project of Lock Out-Tag Out. He was instrumental in the creation of the Lock Out-Tag Out procedure that eventually was used throughout the mill complex and being part of that process was most rewarding.
Gerry was a very active Freemason. His interaction with Freemasonry starting with his membership in Meridian Splendor Lodge #49 in 1988 became an important part f his life. He was a fifth generation Freemason and spent a good deal of his time supporting various entities to include being elected to serve the Royal and Select Masters of Maine as its Most Illustrious Grand master. Although now demitted from Scottish rites, he still remembers his time as Most wise Master fondly. He enjoyed being part of the Anah Shrine of Bangor and found that entertaining children as Yah-Hoo the cowboy Clown to be the "best". The clown unit of the Shrine was something special and Gerald found himself as part of a new extended family.
The pinnacle of his Masonic experience occurred in 2006 when he was installed as Grand Master of Masons in Maine. He always characterized his term of office as a learning experience with interesting challenges but the positive relationships he formed lasted the rest of his lifetime.
He was privileged to be able to serve the Freemasonry of Maine as its Grand Secretary during the difficult transition of the administrative office space from its long time office in Portland to the newly renovated office space in Holden, Maine. The new office staff did extra ordinary work to make the transition as seamless as possible.
As a founding member of Seminary Hill Daylight Lodge 220, he watched with delight as his unusual concept for a lodge seems to become welcomed within the craft.
Both he and Lady Norma spent wonderful hours with members of Nokomis OES and traveled many hours supporting that organization. He served many years as its secretary and served on several state wide committees.
Gerry was an avid woodworker making beautiful toys. He also loved to fish and once in a while would confess to catching one. Gerry was a member of the High Street Congregational Church in Newport.
A celebration of Life will be held at the Newport Masonic Lodge, Moosehead Trail, Newport, ME, 2 PM on Sunday November 12, 2017 with Rev. Ernie Campbell and Rev. and Right Worshipful Mark Rustin officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Newport Masonic Association, in care of, Kelly Carter, 177 Birchwood Terrace, Pittsfield, ME 04967 or Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 State Street Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport, ME 04953.
To sign an online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com

DAVID B. WINSLOW, SR.
CORINNA — David B. Winslow, Sr., 77, affectionately known as “Bad Grampa”, died October 27, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Augusta, September 22, 1940, the son of Charles E. and Louise (Doughty) Winslow.
He owned and operated Dave’s Variety in Corinna and also worked for the town of Corinna for the sewer district. He loved watching sports and traveling with his camper.
He was predeceased by his wife, Carline (Cloudman) Winslow.
He is survived by 2 sons, David Winslow, Jr., and his wife, Carlene of Pittsfield, and Donald Winslow and his wife, Robin of Corinna; a special granddaughter, Alexis Winslow of Corinna, who cared for him for many years; also 3 grandchildren, Devin Winslow and his fiancé, Taylor Guillerault of Newport, and Jacob and Jenna Winslow of Newport; a brother, Kenneth Winslow of Corinna; nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2 PM, Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street in Newport. A celebration of life will be held 2 PM, Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the home of Donald and Robin Winslow, 600 Williams Road in Corinna.
For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com



SAMUEL S. WHILDEN
NEWPORT — Samuel S. Whilden, 55, died unexpectedly on October 26, 2017 at his Newport home following a long illness. He was born October 10, 1962 in Millville, NJ, the son of Paul and Lydia Page (Camp) Whilden, Sr. Sam was employed as a commercial fisherman working on crab boats out of New Jersey and as far away as Alaska.
Samuel married Melanie Braley and they made their home in Newport beginning 1996.
He is survived by his wife Melanie J. Whilden of Newport, his daughter Nichole E. Whilden of Newport, three brothers Paul Whilden of Florida, Eddie Whilden of Florida, Dale Whilden of Florida, one sister Suzanne Braley of Florida, three sisters-in -law Melisa Braley, Michelle Braley and Ann Cox and their families, his mother and father-in -law David and Lois Braley of Dixmont. several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A celebration of Sam's life will be held at a later date to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport, Maine. To sign an online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com



ROGER E. SAWYER
CORINNA — Roger E. Sawyer, 80, died October 31, 2017 after a long illness. He was born July 10, 1937 in Pittsfield, a son of Walter and Mona (Lasselle) Sawyer.
He was a longtime employee of Davis Supply Company in Corinna for many years until it closed. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, and also loved to go antiquing. He and his wife Lillian loved to travel and their favorite state was Virginia. Roger had a good sense of humor as well.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian (Lemerise) Sawyer of Corinna; a sister, Deanna and husband Byron Kelley of Monson; a son, Thomas Sawyer of Ellsworth; a daughter, Theresa Richards of Garland; 3 grandchildren; a niece, Susan and husband Matthew Deloria; a nephew, Byron Kelley, Jr. and wife Tammy. He will be missed by his wife, friends and family.
At his request, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com



JOYCE (HIGGINS) BROWN
CORINNA — Joyce L. Brown, 85, died October 31, 2017 at a Hartland healthcare facility. She was born October 3, 1932 in Corinna, a daughter of Delmont and Lillian (Tuttle) Richards.
She attended Corinna schools and worked as a CNA, and later at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna for many years. She loved caring for the grandchildren, and enjoyed Bingo, dancing, singing, drawing and crocheting.
Joyce is survived by a son David, a daughter Karen and husband Paul Moulton, a brother Steven and a sister Roseanne, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband Malcom; 3 daughters, Shirley McKay, Marsha Brown, and Deborah Irish; as well as 4 brothers and 5 sisters.
Graveside committal services will be held 1 PM on Friday, November 10th, at the West Garland Cemetery, with the Rev. Randy Hall officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
DEBRA L. BUNTING
TROY — Debra L. Bunting, 62, passed away on Monday, October 16th, in Troy.
She was born on February 26th, 1955, in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Francis Bunting and Marietta S. Heier-Clark.
Debra was a special education teacher for many years at Mt. View High School in Thorndike. She loved tutoring kids and helping them to succeed.
She is survived by her daughter, Kate Boughamer and husband, Eric, of University City, Missouri; granddaughter, Izzy; mother, Marietta Heier-Clark (102 years old); siblings, William Heier and wife, Arlene, of Tennessee, Eleanor McKinnell of Florida and Frances Faatz; many nieces and nephews; and many special friends.
She was predeceased by her father, Francis Bunting; sisters, Sue Rodearmel, Ann Heier and Lois Finch.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Ellen Stanley, c/o Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union, 87 Moosehead Trail, Newport, Maine, 04953, in Debra’s memory.
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NORMAN E. HARDING
CARMEL — Norman E. Harding, 62, went to be with the Lord on October 14, 2017. He was born August 23, 1955, in Dexter, the son of Floyd and Maxine (Graves) Harding.
Norman graduated from Hermon High School, class of 1973, and was a building contractor for many years. Norman, along with his wife, Leona, started a new adventure of the managing and caretaking of Tomhegan Camps in Rockwood, ME, and on to Watitho Children’s Camp in MA, back to Tomhegan Camps in 2008, and then on to Porter’s Hunting and Fishing Club in PA in 2014.
Norman loved life itself and was a blessing to all he met. He enjoyed talking and telling stories with anyone with whom he came in contact. He always had a smile and a wonderful sense of humor. He was the epitome of a great friend, and if you were blessed to be his friend, you were his friend for life. His greatest joy in life was his wife, Leona and family. He truly worshiped the time he spent with his grandchildren. Norman was a loving husband, a wonderful father, and proud to be called “Pepe” by his grandchildren.
Norman was always behind the scenes helping in the church and communities wherever they were living.
He was predeceased by his parents; a granddaughter, Madeline Harding; mother-in-law, Patricia (Chapman) Peete; and his black lab, Sadie.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Leona (Peete) Harding; sons, Steven Harding of FL, and Jason Harding and his wife, Melissa of RI; grandchildren, Victoria and Elizabeth of FL, Jamison, Paisley, and Samantha of RI; sister, Mary Haining and her husband, Steve of Stetson; father-in-law, Edward D. Peete of Newport; sisters-in-law, Joan, Pam, Patricia, Virginia, and Loretta and their spouses; brothers-in-law, Edward, Michael, and Peter and their spouses; many, many nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends that were considered family, Dennis and Tina Mohor, David and Mary Prescott, Wade and Denise Wilson, and Pastor Rick and Doreen; and a special mention to Tomhegan family and friends, Porter’s Lake Hunting and Fishing Club and the church families in PA, MA, and ME.
A special thanks to the Hospice of Bangor Area Visiting Nurses.
A Celebration of Life will be held at noon, Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Stetson Union Church on Route 222, Stetson. Please wear casual attire.
The family has asked that flowers be omitted. In lieu of flowers please make donations to one of the following charities: Healthcare Charities, 1 Cumberland St #300, Bangor, ME 04401, Empty Arms, 489 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401, or Friends Way, 765 W Shore Rd, Warwick, RI 02889.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
AVIS ELIZA (WATSON) WILSON
STETSON — Avis E. Wilson passed on to her heavenly home at the age of 99 on October 17th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 4, 1918 in Limestone, a daughter of George and Susan (St. Peter) Watson. She spent her early years on the family farm where picking potatoes was a favorite duty of hers. She graduated from Caribou High School, Class of 1936 and attended Eastern Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in Bangor.
Avis was employed at Eastland Woolen Mill and Snowflake Canning Company in Corinna until it was destroyed by fire. She then worked as a nurse at Bangor City Health and Nursing Center for 12 years. She was a member of the Carmel Full Gospel Church and a faithful follower of the Soul’s Harbor Ministries.
She is survived by a sister Harriet Adams of Jay; four sons, Llewellyn “Punky” Wilson and wife Vivian of Newport, Roger and wife Victoria Wilson of Stetson, Robert and wife Dianne Wilson and Scott and wife Vicki Wilson of Corinth; four daughters Erma Nadeau of Sangerville, Rebekah “Becky” Hall and husband Randy of Dixmont, Sheila Underhill and husband Junior of Stetson, Grace Munn and husband Patrick of Palmyra; 24 grandchildren; over 40 great grandchildren; and more than 12 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Avis was predeceased by her husband, Lafayette “Lifie” Wilson on July 24, 1993, whom she missed dearly since his passing; her brothers Raymond, Frederick, Paul and Glendell Watson; sisters Vera Russell and Marguerite Watson; brother in-laws and sister in-law; son-in-law Edmund Nadeau; daughter-in-law Marion (Sweet) Wilson; a grandson; and three great grandsons.
Friends called from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at noon, Saturday, October 21st at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Matthew Ward officiating. Burial followed at Clark’s Hill Cemetery, Stetson. Memorial donations may be made to Hibbard Skilled Nursing Center, Attn: Activities Dept., 1037 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.



THOMAS LEROY TUFTS
STETSON — Thomas Leroy Tufts, age 93, passed away on October 12, 2017 in his childhood home. He was born November 21, 1923 in Stetson, the son of Walter and Gladys (Galvin) Tufts. Tom graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1942. He was drafted into the Army in 1943, serving with the Eighth Armored Division in Europe. He married Mildred (MacDougall) Tufts, his wife of 54 years, on July 18, 1948 in Hampden. He was a Hunter Safety instructor, a director for SAD #64, and a Mason of Parian Lodge 160 AF-AM of Corinna. He was also a member and officer of the Rural Letter Carriers' Association.
Tom was an excellent mechanic working for 24 years in area garages. In 1968 he began working for the U.S. Postal Service as a Rural Carrier. He delivered mail in Stetson, Edna, Hermon and Bangor until his retirement in 1988. He was happiest on his tractor working around his own farm, whether haying, bush-hogging or rototilling a garden for a neighbor. Tom was predeceased by his beloved wife Mildred in March 2003, his sister Betty Mason in 1995. He is survived by his three children Betty and husband Kurt Davis of Dixmont; Mary and husband Dennis Annett of Stetson; and Thomas E. Tufts of Stetson, as well as five granddaughters: Tracey Dearborn, Christina Barnes, Courtney LaCadie, Jolene Weeks, and Amanda Sibley. He is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, including a set of triplets, and three special nieces: Nancy Mason-Allen, Judy McDonald, and Pam Mason. He leaves behind his very special dog, Buddy. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ruth Bowman, who helped care for Tom during the last 3 yrs of his life. Thanks also to Patty, Eunice and Denise and St. Joseph's Hospice nurses who provided comfort and care to Tom.
A graveside service was held at Clarks Hill Cemetery on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11 AM. Following the service the family invites relatives and friends to join them for refreshments at the family farm.
Memorial donations may be made to Stetson Historical Society care of Julie Brownie at 257 Stetson Road, Stetson, ME 04488; or Stetson Ladies Aid care of Rosa Bellefleur at 537 Lakins Road, Stetson, ME 04488.



CHRISTOPHER E. KELLEY
MONSON — Christopher E. Kelley, 60, passed away October 7, 2017, at his home. He was born November 10, 1956, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Paul E. and Dorothy E. (Curran) Kelley. Chris was raised in East Brunswick, NJ and lived there for thirty years before moving to Monson. He worked for Michaelson’s Dismantling Junkyard in New Jersey prior to attending General Technical Welding Institute in Linden, New Jersey, where he received degrees in mig, tig, and underwater welding. In Monson he worked for Maine Sysco Inc.
He was married to Gayle Szafasz of East Brunswick, NJ, his caregiver for the last 35 years, his life-long soulmate and forever best friend, now and beyond. Chris loved to eat and enjoyed Gayle’s Hungarian homemade cooking and the Italian and Polish specialty foods that she prepared for him. Chris loved gardening and watching movies. He will always be remembered for his kindness to animals, his heart of gold, and for having the most generous soul.
Chris was a champion master chess player. He studied the Bobby Fisher Chess Master’s moves and beat everyone he played chess with. He could even beat the highest level of computer chess games. He was a master mind at playing and winning at chess. He also enjoyed playing the board war strategy game, Axis and Allies, a World War II interest of his. He loved this game as well, and spent many hours playing.
Chris helped Gayle with cat duties every day of his life and will be sadly missed for his contributions. Chris is now at peace with God. He was a very unique person and a great one. His beautiful soul lives on forever. Chris, you are the love and the light of my life and I will love you forever.
Chris is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Gayle Pirigyi-Szafasz; his father, Paul Kelley of New Jersey. He will be remembered by his very special friends, Mary Shapleigh of Dover-Foxcroft, his “brother” Kentt of Monson, Jim and Beth Boeher of Monson, and Dean Dumais and Nancy Badger of Guilford. Chris was predeceased by his mother.
A special thank-you is extended to Trevor Duby of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department, especially for his kindness to Satee, the black cat; to Dr. Darin Peck of Northwoods Healthcare; to Bob Young of the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department; and to Ethan Annis of the Lary Funeral Home.
Committal prayers were held 1 PM Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville. In Chris’s honor memorial donations may be made to P.E.T.S., c/o Mary Shapleigh, 415 Milo Road, Dover-Foxcroft 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.



MARVIN T. BRANN
NORRIDGEWOCK — Marvin T. Brann, 67 joined his parents and brothers in heaven unexpectedly on Monday, October 9th 2017. Marvin was a very loved Father and Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and friend to many.
Marvin is a veteran of the Vietnam war and he was proud of his years of service. The son of Dean and Leola Brann of Athens where he grew up. Marvin has worked many places over the years starting with his parents farm. He has also worked at the Hartland Tannery, Eastern Fine Paper Co. and Wicks lumber to name a few. Marvin loved to keep busy. He enjoyed going to auction every Monday and adding to his or his families collections. Marvin loved to sing karaoke and playing cards. Any time spent with family was time well spent. He loved to cook and be a jokester. He was always there for his loved ones. Marvin had a passion for buying and fixing older model vehicles. He also had a fondness for horses.
Marvin is survived by his two daughters, Trixie Brann and her companion Jason Libby of Madison, Trish and her husband Casey Wooley of Troy. His sisters, Kathy Stafford of Dexter, Maxine Bates of Corinna, Mildred McCarthy and her companion Dennis Thompson of Pleasant Ridge and Letty Brann and her companion David Breen of Norridgewock. Several loved Grandchildren- Alyssa, Jacob, Gabby, Mya, Nevaeh and Taylor. His great grandson Korey and two more on the way. As well as many loved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Sanborn and Alton Brann.



BEULAH M. BEMIS
NEWPORT — Beulah Marie Bemis, 83, passed away peacefully October 10, 2017 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with dementia.
Beulah was born in Hartland on February 22, 1934 the daughter of Alvin and Mabel A. (Braley) Bates. She married Harold E. Bemis March 13, 1954 and they started a dairy farm in St. Albans. He predeceased her on June 29, 2009. She later went to work and retired after 25 years of service from the Edwards Company in Pittsfield. Beulah loved going for rides, watching the Red Sox and enjoyed all the beautiful birds that flocked to her feeders.
She is survived by her children; Royce Rollins of Palmyra, Sherry and her husband Kevin Davis of Plymouth, Serena and her husband Jeffrey Goodall of Dixmont, Aaron Bemis and his wife Rhonda of Newport, 11 grandchildren; Royce Jr., Jeremy, Eric, Heather, Darci, Amber, Sapphire, Larry, Jeffrey, Brandi and Chad, 12 great grandchildren, several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins, her very special Mum #2 Elizabeth Perkins and her cat Honey. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Harold, and her sister Virgina Hartley.
Beulah's family would like to thank her dedicated caregivers; Tanja, Teanda, Cheryl, Sonja, Heather, Brandi, and Marjie. Without them our Mother would not have been able to remain in her home.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. Graveside services were conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, October 21, 2017 the Riverside Cemetery Newport. To sign and online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com



DAVID CYRUS TARBOX, SR.
IDER, ALABAMA — David Cyrus Tarbox, 78, formerly of Plymouth, Maine, died peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
David retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years employed as an aircraft technician. He served during the Vietnam Era and received several medals and ribbons for his outstanding service. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He had a tremendous gift of helping others and spent many of his retirement years working as a carpenter. He had a deep love for God, family and church. He was a member of the Solid Rock Church of God in Pittsfield and will be lovingly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Susan O’Donnell Tarbox; daughter, Sandy Love; son, David Tarbox, Jr. (Shannon Wheeler); stepson, Donny Mitchell (Kristen); grandchildren, Stephen Daniel Tarbox and Gracie Mitchell; and brother, Marvin Tarbox (Dottie).
He was predeceased by his parents, Cyrus Winfield and Addie Kennedy Tarbox; sister, Joyce Gardner; and brothers, Jimmy Tarbox and Bobby Tarbox.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, October 23, at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, with the Rev. Tom Duperry officiating. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country.
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JOHN J. RICE III
CAMBRIDGE — John J. Rice III, 63, passed away September 28, 2017 at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, surrounded by his family. He was born December 5, 1953 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the son of the late John J. Jr. and the late Dora (Carter) Rice.
On September 20, 1975 he married Debra A. Bernier in Rhode Island. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, drives to the mountains and woods, collecting firearms, muscle cars, and spending time with family and friends.
John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Debra A. (Bernier) Rice of Cambridge; Children: John H. Rice and wife Carol (Gravel) Rice, Gary Rice, Alicia Rice, and Michael Rice; Grandchildren: Samantha (Gravel) Gould and husband Shawn Gould, Jacob Rice and significant other Delani Bennett, Emily Rice, and Tia Rice; Great-Grandchildren: Cylis Rice and Aurorah Gould; Best Friend: John Gledhill; Sisters: Judith Quattrucci and husband Ray Quattrucci, and the late Susan Candelin Rice. John leaves behind many loved family members, namely his nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, October 14th, at Lady of the Snows (St. Anne's Parish) in Dexter at 11 a.m. for anyone that knew John and wanted to attend. Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service.



SHARON RICHARDSON
PALMYRA — Sharon Richardson, 71, passed away Friday, October 6th, 2017, after an undiagnosed illness. She was born in Dover-Foxcroft and graduated from Corinna Union Academy.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert.
She is survived by a brother, Rick Merrill and wife Maureen of Hartland; and a sister, Pam Buckland and husband Gregg of Detroit. She also had a special dog named Chloe. She had many nieces and nephews. She had many friends at Pleasant Acres Community Park, where she resided.
At Sharon’s request, there will be no services.



JANICE M. LEVASSEUR
ST. ALBANS — Janice M. LeVasseur, 81, died September 22nd, 2017 at her St. Albans home following a long illness. She was born in Old Town, ME on January 29th, 1936, the daughter of Malcolm R. Woodard and Irene Wilette.
Janice owned and operated a ceramics shop at her home for several years. She loved both teaching and creating ceramics. She enjoyed watching the birds and tending her flower gardens.
Janice is survived by her husband Paul D. LeVasseur of St. Albans, one son Robert J. LeVasseur of St. Albans, two daughters; Cindy and her husband Greg Sanders of Corinna, Tammy LeVasseur, her brother Ronald Scott Woodard of Carmel, two sisters and their husbands Joyce and Timmy Dearborn of Etna, June and Tim Standley of Newport. a brother-in-law Larry LeVasseur, Sr. a very near and dear friend Duke Deluca, 9 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Paul D. LeVasseur II, brothers and sisters: Malcolm, Eugene, James, Doug, William, Reginald, Donald, Constance, Corinne, Stella, and a grandson Arthur.
At her request there are no services planned. Cremations 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 tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com



MARILYN JEANNE (WALLACE) LARRABEE
DEXTER — Marilyn Larrabee went to be with her Lord, and her husband Orland Larrabee on September 21, 2017. Marilyn passed away peacefully in her home. She was born in Dexter January 29, 1933, a daughter of Archie Wallace and Doris (Vowels) Wallace Hamilton.
Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Marion “Lori” Ryder and husband Ron; her son Robert Larrabee and wife Pearl, all of Newport; her sister Beverly Carter of Dexter; her brothers Linwood Wallace and wife Sherrill of Newport, Raymond Wallace and wife Donna, Leonard Wallace and wife Carol, all of Dexter; her sister-in law Barbara Wallace of Corinth; her brother-in law Arthur Ganeau of Corinth; 6 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren.
Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Orland Larrabee, sisters Marjorie Ganeau and Joanne Pease, brother Dale Wallace, great grandson Jaxyn Larrabee and great great grand-daugther Nevaeh Larrabee.
Private arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
CLIFFORD G. RANDALL
ETNA — Clifford G. Randall, February 3, 1943 to August 13, 2017.
MARIAN B. HIGGINS
EXETER — Marian B. Higgins, 80, of Exeter, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 with her beloved husband Lawrence by her side and following a long illness. Marian was born in Adams Center, NY on February 6, 1937, the daughter of Frank and Daisy (Phillips) Simpson. She married Lawrence on February 24, 1953, with Lawrence soon after leaving for Army service in Korea.
Marian is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters; daughter, Sharrie Handy and her husband Bruce of Exeter; son, Larry Higgins of Corinna; son, Dayv Woodruff-Higgins and husband Forest of Baileyville; daughter, Lisa Higgins and significant other Arthur Boudreau of Garland; son, Christopher Higgins and significant other Kim Thompson of Corinna; Angela Berry and her husband Dave of Dexter; and 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Marian was pre-deceased by her mother Daisy Curtis in 1999 and step-father Albert Curtis in 1984.
Family was everything to Marian. In addition to raising a large family, Marian had many interests including gardening, mythology, astronomy, reading and crafts such as knitting and crocheting. She enjoyed making a home for Lawrence and her family, and was always available to help whenever anyone needed it.
At Marian's request, there will be no services. The family will be having a private celebration of her life.



MARY F. ANDERSON
ST. ALBANS — Mary F. Anderson, 87, died September 15th, 2017 at a Portland, Maine health care facility following a short period of ill health. She was born in St. Albans on May 4th, 1930, the daughter of Elmer R. and Meridith (Mower) Fisher. She was a graduate of Hartland Academy in the class of 1948.
Mary worked bottling and delivering milk in the St. Albans and Hartland area for several years. She worked next providing private duty nursing care to the elderly, from this she worked as a dishwasher at the Embers Restaurant in Pittsfield. After she left the restaurant she worked and then retired from Sanfield Living Center in Hartland as a CNA.
Mary was a member of the Chatterbox Club in St. Albans.
She is survived by her brother and his wife Allen and Barbara Fisher of St. Albans, a nephew and his wife Craig and Lauren Fisher of Maryland, a niece and her husband Michelle and Kevin Gowell of Gardner, a great nephew Bradley Gowell, and a great niece, Isabella Gowell of Gardner, and several cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents, her maternal grandparents, Charles and Ada Mower, paternal grandparents Robert and Gladys Fisher and a special aunt, Ruth Smith.
Funeral services were conducted at 1 PM on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at St. Martins Episcopal Church, 900 Main Street, Palmyra. Burial followed in the Village Cemetery, St. Albans.
In lieu of flowers friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Chatterbox Club, in care of Harry Bridge, 203 Corinna Road, St. Albans, ME 04971, or to the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102.
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: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
JUDITH M. BACON
PITTSFIELD — Judith M. Bacon, 77, died peacefully on Sunday, September 17th, 2017, in Pittsfield.
Judy was born in Lancaster, NH, the daughter of Willis and Marcella (LaValley) Bacon. In her younger years, she worked at her family’s store in Pittsfield and was the one to give out all the penny candy. She later was employed as a clerk at Reny’s in Pittsfield for over 38 years. She was a faithful communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church.
Judy had quite the personality. You never got a sad face from her. She was cheery, yet quiet and enjoyed the simple things in life. She enjoyed the coast and loved traveling to different places. One of her favorite spots was the new Lavender Farm in Newport. “Sun’s out, Judy’s out!”
She is survived by a special cousin, Delma Reed; some distant cousins; special friends, Barbara Zezima, Mike and Jan Talbot; Larry and Sally Goodridge, Wayne and Vivian Fox; Kay Loiselle; and of course her Reny’s family.
She was predeceased by her parents.
A time of visiting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, with a Rosary Service, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, October 5th, 2017, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, Detroit Street, Pittsfield. A committal will immediately follow at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
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RUTH S. WILBER
HARTLAND — Ruth S. Wilber, 79, died on September 18th, 2017 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by family following a short period of ill health. She was born in Hartland, Maine, on June 3rd, 1938 the daughter of Harold and Angilee (Fuller) Seekins. She married Bernald (Sonny) D. Wilber on September 3rd, 1955 and he predeceased her on August 7th, 2001. She was also predeceased by her two brothers Dana and Edmond.
Ruth was a hard worker; she raised 4 sons, took in ironing while being a homemaker, and in 1968 she started working at Northeast Shoe in Pittsfield until 1981. She and her husband then started working for Great Northern Paper as gate attendents in the North Maine Woods, a job she continued until her death. They lived at Ragged Lake in the summers and wintered in Florida. She was a strong and independent woman, an avid fisherman, and she loved to bird hunt in the fall which for many years was with their dog, Zoe.
She was a member of the Evening Star Chapter #189 Order of the Eastern Star of Hartland and a duel member of the Bethlehem Chapter #36 O.E.S. of Pittsfield. She also was an active member of the Scarlett Dames Red Hats of Pittsfield and Hartland.
Ruth is survived by her four sons: James Wilber and his partner Doreen Roberts of Palmyra, Russell and Charlene Wilber of TN, Brian and Sabine Wilber of GA., Harold and Laurie Wilber of Palmyra; eleven grandchildren: Kevin and Jan, Sarah, Ranee and Jason, James and Jessica, Viktoria and finance Richard Starr, Timothy and Jillian, Devin and Kala, Dean and Kate, Rebecca, Teah, and Rachel; 23 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; several nieces, and nephews and a special niece Gail and her husband Jerry Burns.
Friends may call Monday, September 25th, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center. An Order of the Eastern Star Service will be conducted at 7:30 PM Monday by the officers of the Evening Star Chapter at the funeral home during the visitation.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 PM Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at the Palmyra Village Cemetery, Rt. 151 in Palmyra with Rev. James Boughman officiating.
To sign an online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
TIMOTHY LYLE HUFF
PITTSFIELD — Timothy Lyle Huff, 59, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at his home in Pittsfield.
Tim was born on January 13, 1958, in Hartland, Maine, the son of James and Madeline (Lawrence) Huff Sr. He graduated from Skowhegan High School and was employed for several years at the Hartland Tannery.
In June of 1993, Tim found out that he had leukemia. On September 15, 1993, he had a bone marrow transplant at Brigham Women’s Hospital in Boston. A special thank you to them, to EMMC Lafayette Cancer Center in Brewer and all the medical personnel that were involved caring for him these 24 years.
He is survived by his loving wife, Michelle Huff of Pittsfield; his children, Travis and Jennifer; grandchildren; brother, James Huff and wife, Jessie; three sisters; mother-in-law, Mary McLean; two special aunts, Margery and Weezie; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; special brother, Randy; and his aunt, Libby.
He will miss you all. Don’t worry, be happy. True friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
A private family committal took place at the Huff Cemetery, Mount Road, Burnham.
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VIOLA M. COOKSON
CAMBRIDGE — Viola M. Cookson, 91, died peacefully September 19th, 2017 in Waterville with her loving family at her bedside, following a long illness. She was born in Dexter May 16th, 1926 the daughter of Edward and Adealia (LaRochelle) Jock. She was married to Lloyd H Cookson who predeceased her on August 11th, 2003.
Viola loved to play BINGO with her family and friends. She loved to hunt and fish and continued until she couldn't see well enough to continue.
She is survived by two sons, Lloyd Cookson, Jr. and Scott D. Stratton both of Waterville, two daughters, Frances and her husband Jerry Murray of Clinton, Vanessa and her husband Michael Pike of Cambridge, 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Georga and Albertine.
A graveside memorial service will be held Tuesday September 26th, 2017 at the memorial Garden Cemetery in Cambridge.
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: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com
VIOLET FOSTER HIGGINS
PITTSFIELD — Violet Foster Higgins, 84, died September 17, 2017, following a short illness at her home in Pittsfield.
She was born on April 20, 1933, the daughter of Golda Foster. Violet lived in Pittsfield, Maine, all of her life. She graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1952. She then went on to become a beautician. She later went to work at Maine National Bank where she met her husband, Kendall Higgins. They were married on May 9, 1965. Later, Violet went to work for MSAD#53 for many years, serving in the lunch program and as a librarian aide.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Higgins of Pittsfield. She was predeceased by her mother, Golda Foster; her husband, Kendall Higgins; and her aunts and uncles. Violet will be missed by all her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, Maine, 04401, in her memory.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with Pastor Bill Johnson officiating. A private committal will immediately follow at the Powers Cemetery, Route 2, Pittsfield. Friends are all welcome to gather at Violet and Lisa’s Home, 139 School Street for a time of food and friendship.
To leave a message of kindness or share a memory, please visit www.shoreynichols.com
WILLIAM G. DUFIELD
DIXMONT — William Dufield, 82, died September 10, 2017 at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Concord, NH on August 17, 1935, a son of William and Fannie (Hosmer) Dufield. He worked in many area woolen mills over the years as a fixer.
William leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, and two sisters.
Private burial will be in the Dixmont Corner Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
LOIS A. (NORRIS) BOWDEN
HARTLAND & PALMYRA — Lois A. (Norris) Bowden, 65, passed September 9th, 2017 at her Hartland home from cancer that was diagnosed August 18th, 2017. She was born in Plymouth November 22nd, 1951 the daughter of Maynard l. Norris & Maxine N. (Bennett) Norris.
Lois graduated from Nokomis Regional High years later than she should have, then followed that with a business degree from Beal College. In earlier years she was a weaver at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna, then she was a stitcher for Dexter Shoe Company in Newport for over 20 years. After the shoe shop closed in 2000, Dave and Lois decided to purchase a lot in Plamyra and build Palmyra Variety, on the corner of Rt. 2 / Rt. 151, in Palmyra. It opened October 8th, 2001 and is still operated as of the time of her death, thanks to great help and work ethic of her wonderful family and super employees.
Their camp on Sibley Pond, in Canaan, was Lois's favorite place in the world. It was her dream come true, where she spent many, many wonderful times with her family. Lois enjoyed bowling, also many trips to NASCAR races and casinos with their best friends, Sandra and Richard Higgins of Palmyra.
Lois is survived by her husband and love of her life, David F. Bowden of Hartland, her sister and husband, Carolyn M., and John R. Wood of Machiasport, brother Carl M. Norris of East Newport, 4 children; Shawn Weeks and his fiancé, Shawna Varrelmann of Palmyra, Michelle N. McEwen of Palmyra, Travis D. McEwen, Sr. of St. Albans, Stanley McEwen and his wife Don'l of Canaan, Step-daughter Wendy Rines and her husband David of Palmyra, daughter-in-law Atchara (Oil) McEwen of Hartland, 7 grandchildren: Ethan Michael Weeks, Faylynn May McEwen, Harley David Fuller, Chase Austin McEwen, Travis Daniel McEwen, Jr., Colby Michael Watson, Curtis Wayne Watson, Thad Allen & Bobbie Sue Rines, 4 great grandchildren; Conner and Carson Watson, Tristen and Aubrie Rines, cousin, Pamela (Bennett) Shepard of Canaan, and best friend Barbara (Shaw) Irving of St. Albans, several step-children, nieces, nephews and cousins, too many to mention, but, please know they are all loved.
She was predeceased by her mother and father and her Little Brother, Stanley O. Norris. One of the comforts Lois had was knowing she would see her Little Brother again (who passed away suddenly February 6th, 2010).
Special thank you to all family and friends that helped Dave and Lois through this time of need. One message Lois would like to leave is”
"IF YOU DANCE, SOMEDAY, YOU HAVE TO PAY THE FIDDLER."
Graveside services for Lois was held at 1 PM on Saturday, September 16th at the Fairview Cemetery, Rt. 23, Canaan with Rev. Kevin Brooks officiating.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport to sign and online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com



MARIE BARRS
NEWPORT — Marie Barrs, 74, died September 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born October 17, 1942 in Charleston, SC, a daughter of Walter and Marie (Scraggs) Thelen, Sr. She was known for her Southern style cooking and silly humor.
Marie is survived by 3 children, Sheila and husband David Nave of Tampa, Florida, Melissa Barrs and partner Jeff Cropley of Newport, and Christopher Thelen of Ladson, South Carolina; 1 brother, Walter Francis Thelen, Jr. of Summerville, SC; and 2 sisters, Paula Ann Grifford of Ridgeville, SC, and Tina Thelen Barthelemy of Summerville, SC; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Anthony Barrs, whom she has joined in Heaven.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
JENNIFER LYNN RACE
DEXTER — Jennifer Lynn Race, 37, died Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Bangor.
She was born on October 28, 1979, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, the daughter of Richard Howard, Sr. and Tammi Lombard. She graduated from Dexter High School with the class of 1998.
The most important thing to Jennifer was her family. She loved being a mom and homemaker. She enjoyed being out of doors, walking in the woods and family BBQs. She had a lot of fun dancing, especially wherever Live Wire was playing. She enjoyed listening to music and singing along to Crazy Bitch, her favorite song.
She is survived by her mother, Tammi Lombard; her true love, David Tilley, Sr.; children, Joseph and Colby; stepchildren, Mikella, Savanna and Alex; siblings, Jonathan and companion, Becky, Shelley and husband, James, Todd, Richard, Felicia, Jessica, Ashley; niece, Tiffany and boyfriend, Kenny and their daughter, Isabelle; and many other extended family members.She was predeceased by her son, David Tilley, Jr., grandson, Cody Tilley; and grandmother, Gladys Lombard.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A committal will be held at a later date at the West Garland Cemetery in Garland.
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DAVID MATTHEW TILLEY, JR.
DEXTER — David Matthew Tilley, Jr., 21, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 1, 2017, in Dover-Foxcroft.
He was born on July 3, 1996, in Bangor, ME, the son of David Tilley, Sr. and Rose Lee (Allison) Tilley. He graduated from the L for L Program at PCHS and was employed by Lawson’s Landscape Construction of Dexter and he also worked carpentry with his dad and Uncle Rocky.
David was big hearted, compassionate and was always sticking up for those who were bullied. He loved hunting with his family, four wheeling with James and working out with Monica at Millside Fitness. He cherished his sister, Savanna, loved spending time with Lexi and Kai and had fun picking on his sister, Kay Kay. He was always singing silly love songs to his pitbulls: Hank, Deekan, Bocephus and Goose. He could be found hanging out and driving through town with Nick and Brett, his two special friends who were more like brothers. David’s favorite saying was “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”.
He is survived by his mother, Rose Tilley of Dexter; his father, David Tilley, Sr. of Garland; siblings, Mikella, Savanna and Colby, all of Dexter; grandparents, Nelson and Linda Bowden of Canaan and Lee and Joan Allison of Florida; great grandmothers, Bonnie Jessen of Missouri and Claire Fonseca of Connecticut; his girlfriend, Danielle Burton of Dexter and her son, Tucker; aunts and uncles, Scott and Melissa Tilley of Arkansas, Rocky Tilley and his companion, Belinda of Dexter, Troy and Carolyn Bowden of Canaan, Randy and Jody Bowden of Canaan, Nelson “Frenchy” and Michelle Bowden of Pennsylvania, Angela Tilley of Harmony, Rachel Tilley of Dexter and Julie Santos and Joe of Canaan; great aunts and uncles, Jo-Anne Ploszaj and Andrew of Dexter, Kim Hoehn and Mike of New London, Connecticut and Mary-Ann Iwanczenko and John of South Carolina; very special cousins who were like siblings, Nathan, Montanna, Lillyrose, Jasmine, Samantha, Shane, Brittney, Maranda, Gabby, Jasminne, Mikaela, Sarah, Neleha, Zachary, James, Carter, Lexie, Monica, Bree and Mallory; special niece and nephew, Lexi and Kai; many special aunts, uncles and cousins in Arkansas and Missouri; numerous cousins in the Bowden family; and many friends.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Diane Carboneau and his paternal grandfather, Bobbie Lee Tilley.
The family received friends from 1 to 2 PM, with a service at 2 PM, Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the New Hope Baptist Church, 130 Spring Street, Dexter, with Pastor John Johnston officiating. A procession took place following the service through the town of Dexter for David’s last ride in Brett’s pickup truck. A time of committal was at the West Garland Cemetery, Old Valley Avenue, Garland. All were welcome to return to the church following the committal for a time of refreshments.
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SECHA CHARLOTTE (HINTON) MASON
DEXTER — Another angel, Secha Charlotte (Hinton) Mason, 92, went to be with her Lord and family members on September 4, 2017. She was born in Newport, February 20, 1925, the fourth child of twelve children, to Clarence “Papa” William Hinton and Susie A. (McKenney).
Secha was raised in Cambridge. She was attending high school in Dexter when she had to leave school to help her parents at home with her siblings. She was a mother to the younger ones mostly after her mother passed. She worked at Bath Iron Works as a weld cleaner in the shipyards, and also worked for the Edwards Company in Pittsfield where they lived for many years before moving to Skowhegan. In 2014 they moved to Dexter to live in her husband’s childhood home. Secha married Glenn L. Mason on March 1, 1944 in Richmond, VA.
Secha was well known for her fabulous donuts and pies. She used to get up mornings and make plain and chocolate donuts and fry them off before going to work herself. Her husband, Glenn would take the donuts and sell them at Keyes Fibre, where he worked.
Secha was known to many in the family as “Nan” or “Nanny”. She started the Hinton family annual reunion in 1985, which is still going on today. She also started the annual Memorial Day breakfast, where the family gathers and goes on to the family cemetery with flowers.
Secha loved to ride and drive motorcycles. She would be the first to hop on for a ride. Her favorite, of course, was a Indian. She also loved working outdoors in her flower beds or raking leaves or cleaning homes; it didn’t matter, she was the happiest when busy.
Secha was predeceased by her husband, Glenn, of 70 years of marriage; her parents, William and Susie Hinton; her brothers, Clad and Jimmy Hinton; her sisters, Muriel Bailey, Evelyn Crowther, Madeline “Pat” Brochu, Nellie Dinsmore Palumbo, and Janice “Jana” Tweedie Hinton. She is survived by her sisters, Beverly and husband Ernest Schmid, Julia Marica, Esther and husband Jim Chiddix, Ellen and husband James MacMichael; three daughters, Glenda Mae and husband Allen Corbin, Donna Jean, and Lorrie Jo and husband Daryl Dubay, whom were her caregivers for many years; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and several dear nieces and nephews.
At Secha’s request, there will be no funeral services, a graveside service and prayer was held at 1 PM, Friday, September 8, 2017 at Corinna Center Cemetery with Pastor Gary York officiating.
Memorial donations in honor of Secha may be sent to Community Health and Counseling Services Home Health & Hospice at 1093 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Lesley Fernow for her excellent care, to all the lovely Hospice women, and a special thanks to one sweet lady, Diane Perkins.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
KATHLEEN R. CHAISSON
NEWPORT — Kathleen Chaisson, 75, died September 1, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 3, 1942 in South Weymouth, MA, a daughter of Paul and Priscilla (Bowman) Ryan.
She is survived by 4 sons, Michael and Joseph MacDonald, both of Newport, Shawn of MA, and Kevin of New Hampshire; 2 daughters, Pegeen Holland of Detroit, and Sandra Kinyon of Washington State; a brother, Dennis Ryan of MA; 3 sisters, Patricia Ferrier of Kentucky, Eileen Mahan and Julie Meservey, both of MA; 9 grandchildren.
There are no services scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
MICHAEL A. CRANE
DEXTER — Michael A. Crane, 40, passed away unexpectedly August 25, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 22, 1977 in Bangor, the son of Michael E. and Mary (Cameron) Crane. He was raised in Exeter and graduated from Dexter Regional High School, Class of 1995. After serving 3 years in the Army he received an Associate’s Degree from Eastern Maine Technical College in Computer Technology. He was employed by Nova Medical Equipment Maintenance.
Mike loved fishing, hunting, ATVing, snowmobiling, and mudding; and, he enjoyed doing these things with his son Bradley.
He is survived by his father and step mother, Michael E. and Susan Crane of Charleston; his mother and step father, Mary and Richard Fogler of Exeter; his son Bradley Crane and his mother Rachel Roach, both of Dexter; 2 sisters, Jennifer and husband Nelson Noel, and their children, Natalie and Sophie, all of Bradford, Stephanie Fogler and husband Chad Reeves of Exeter; and his significant other, Nikki Shaw of Palmyra.
Mike was predeceased by his grandparents, John and Elaine Fogler, and his uncle, Peter Cameron.
A celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 PM Saturday, September 16th, at Alan’s Place at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1195 Stetson Road, Exeter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made to support the education of Bradley, c/o Skowhegan Savings Bank, 83 Church Street, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.



ROBERT F. CREIGHTON
ETNA — Robert F. Creighton, 80, died August 24, 2017 at a Bangor hospital after a long period of failing health. He is now in Heaven with no more pain. \He was born April 14, 1937 in Newport, the son of Robert and Emma (Eaton) Creighton, Sr. Bob graduated from Carmel High School where he played basketball, and his favorite teacher was Miss Coney.
Bob was employed for many years in textile manufacturing and in 1979 started his own textile mill called Forrest Yarns in E. Newport in a former potato house. Less than a year later it was destroyed by fire. The mill was rebuilt but closed in 1999 as textile was “an art of the past”. Following the closing of the mill, Bob and his son Blain started Newport Monument in the same location, and continues to this day.
He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Exeter. Bob was a member of the Sebasticook Valley Snowmobile Club serving as the first president in 1969, as well as several times thereafter. He and his wife Sharon served as chairpersons of the Pine Tree Ride-In for Handicapped Children for several years. He enjoyed snowmobiling, snowmobile races, fishing, hunting, four wheeling, and most outdoor activities but work always came first.
Bob leaves his wife, Sharon of Etna; 2 sons, Blain and wife Jan Creighton of Plymouth and Troy Creighton of New Port Richey, FL; a daughter, Tracey and husband Parker Evans of Seminole, FL; a stepson, Sheldon Lane of Benton; a stepdaughter, Tammy and husband Brian Nixon of Edmond, OK; a sister, Sandra Rock of Etna; grandchildren, Ashley and husband Christopher Souther of Portland, Ryan Creighton of Plymouth, Tyler Evans of New Port Richey, FL; step grandchildren, Lindsay Nixon of Edmond, OK and Ryan Lane of Benton; an amazing great grandson, Eli Souther of Portland, whom “Popsie” thought was the smartest little boy ever; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a special cousin, Loraine Palmer of Exeter; and a special person in his life, Jim Elias of Elias Monuments. He was predeceased by a sister, Charlene Mills.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM Monday, August 28th, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter, with the Rev. Stan Griffin officiating. Friends called from 10 AM until the time of services. Burial followed in the North Newport Cemetery, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 131, Levant, ME 04456. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.



DUSTIN D. SKIDGEL
ST. ALBANS & MARKHAM, VA — Dustin “Dusty” Skidgel, 29, died August 23, 2017 in Virginia. He was born February 10, 1988 in Waterville, a son of Maurice Gould and Tammy Skidgel.
Dusty graduated from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 2006, and the Dexter Regional Vocational Center studying law enforcement with his friend and mentor Steve Spaulding. He served in the U.S. Army, and, with the G.I. Bill, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. At the time of his death he was 4 months away from receiving his Master’s Degree in his chosen field. He was a member of Corinthian Chapter #95 Masonic Lodge in Hartland.
He is survived by his mother and step father Tammy and Christopher Russell; his father and step mother Maurice and Danielle Gould, all of Hartland; his fiancée with whom he was to marry in September, Mandy Quarry of Markham, VA; 2 sons, Dominick and Cooper Skidgel of Virginia; 5 brothers, Brent and wife Megan Russell of Texas, Hunter Dyer, Blake Russell, Nicholas Gould, and Brandon Gould all of Hartland; a sister, Carly Russell of Hartland; maternal grandparents, Darlene and Kermit Badger of St. Albans; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Tweedie of Palmyra; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Dusty was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Carl “PaPa” Olson, Sr. and his paternal grandfather, Lysle Gould.
A graveside committal service was held 11 AM, Friday, September 1st at Palmyra Village Cemetery with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to benefit his sons, c/o Tammy Russell, P.O. Box 284, St. Albans, ME 04971. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.




HARLAN B. KIRK
CORINNA — Harlan B. Kirk, 79, of Corinna, has passed away at Dexter Health Care on August 21, 2017. He was born February 15, 1938. He was a graduate of Corinna Union Academy. He was in the Army National Guard.
He was survived by his children, Harlan Akerson and wife Rita, Wendy Martin, Karen Taft, all of Dexter, Peggy Woodard-Ryder of Carmel, and Georgie Parent of Milford; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Milton Kirk and wife Fran of Pittsfield, Dalton Kirk and wife Joanne of Florida.
He was predeceased by is mother Rose Emma Foss and father James Kirk; brother Malhon Kirk; and granddaughter Heather Akerson.
He was an employee of the Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna for many years. He was a member of the Pleasant Street Christian Church, and the Sebec Corner Baptist Church.
He had a love for family gatherings and the Boston Red Sox.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 30th at 11 AM at the Nutter Cemetery in Corinna, immediately following there will be a gathering at the Dexter Fire Station.



HOWARD I. GRAY
NORTH NEWPORT — Howard Ivan Gray, 90, died August 21, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1927 in North Newport, a son of Ivan and Eleanor (Smart) Gray. He graduated from Newport High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a vegetable and cattle farmer all of his life.
Howard is survived by 3 sons, David of Keene, NH, Terry of Orr’s Island, and Douglas of North Newport; a sister, Helen Baker of North Newport; 4 grandchildren.
A graveside funeral and committal service was held at 11 AM Friday, August 25th, at North Newport Cemetery with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com



BRADLEY I. BOLTON, SR.
PLYMOUTH — Bradley Bolton, Sr., 54, died unexpectedly at his residence. He was born October 18, 1962 in Norwich, CT, a son of Richard and Betty (Fowler) Bolton. Brad graduated from Nokomis High School, Class of 1981. He had been employed at Guilford Industries in Newport.
He is survived by his mother, son Bradley, Jr. and wife Renee, all of Plymouth; daughter Marie and husband Chris Kuntz of Palmyra, and brother Richard, Jr., of Plymouth; a sister Betty Bolton of Bowdoin; 4 grandchildren, Ariana, Christopher, Jr., Maxwell and Juliet. He was predeceased by his wife Donna.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Hartland Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Rick Parker officiating. Interment will be in Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
ALFRED G. WESSELY, JR.
CORINNA — Alfred Wessely, 58, died August 15th, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 24, 1959 in Vienna, Austria, a son of Alfred and Roza (Zotter) Wessely, Sr.
In addition to his mother of Vienna, Austria, he is survived by his companion, Alison and son Luke; 2 daughters, Rose and Ruby; a sister Monika Wessely of Ravelsbach, Austria.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
VERDIE EDWARD LEIGHTON
BURNHAM — Verdie Edward Leighton, 83, of Burnham, Maine passed away on August 9, 2017 surrounded by his family at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. He was born in Danforth, Maine on May 29, 1934 to Verdie Lawrence and Leona Fournier Leighton. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Korean War from 1951-1954. After his tour of duty he married Jane Clayton on September 1, 1956 and they had five children.
Verdie had his tree work and landscaping business until his retirement. Verdie enjoyed raising aquarium fish, gardening, hunting, fishing, ice-fishing, camping, motorcycle riding, watching football, whitewater rafting, kayaking and tried sky-diving when he turned 80.
On April 8, 1993 he married Sheila Campbell. He is survived by his five children, Deborah Leighton of Brewer, Daniel and his wife Jeanette of Townsend, MA, Cynthia Paradis and her husband Ray of Pittsfield, Kevin and his wife Mary of Lawton, OK, and Eric and his wife Lisa of Burnham; his first wife Jane of Burnham; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his brothers Fred Leighton, Bobby Shorey of Unity, John Shorey and Mike Shorey and his wife Elaine of Sydney; sisters Juanita Durand and Frances Leighton of Bristol, RI, Linda Stimpson and her husband Norman of Florida and LeeAnn Vance of Augusta; several nieces and nephews; and five step-children, Penny, Alaina King and her husband Rick of NH, Paula Lewis, Deborah Greene and her husband Hawley, Paul Campbell III and his wife Andrea of Florida; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Roger, sister Brenda and his wife Sheila. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from l PM to 3 PM at the Burnham Town Hall.



KAY ANN TRAVIS
NEWPORT — Kay Ann Travis, 76, died August 15, 2017 at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born December 11, 1940, in Phillipsburg, NJ, the daughter of Glenn E. and Evelyn I. (Northestine) Sweger.
Kay moved to Maine in 1969. She was active in Rainbow Girls and Eastern Star. She belonged to the Tuscan Chapter #148, OES of Bangor and the Nokomis Chapter #42 of Newport. She also was a member of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary. Kay enjoyed reading and watching TV. Two of her favorite shows were Walker, Texas Ranger, and JAG. She loved listening to audio books when traveling. Kay will be remembered as a woman with a huge heart, who lived like she was still young, and was well-loved by everyone who knew her.
In addition to her father, Kay was predeceased by her step-father, Gerald Ritter; husband Edgar Pettit; husband, Clayton Henry Travis, her childhood sweetheart whom she met up with again later in life; sister, Rae Lee Sweger; and three grandchildren, Ashley, Christopher, and Kasey. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a son, Glenn Sandt; daughters, Kimberly Lander and husband, Norman, Karen Dormida, Brenda Dathe and husband, Don; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; niece, Teri Veazie and nephew, Kevin Lippincott and their families.
Relatives and friends called from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor where a funeral service with an Eastern Star ceremony was held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 19th. Private interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Brewer. Those who wish to remember kay in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Kasey Lander Memorial Fund, 21 Lake Avene, Newport, ME 04953, or to House in the Woods, 217 Skunk Hill Road, Lee, ME 04455. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.



LINWOOD HUMPHREY
HARTLAND — Linwood Humphrey, 71, of Hartland passed away August 8, 2017 at Sebasticook Valley Hospital after a fight with health issues for a year. Lindy was born in Hartland on February 1, 1946 to Linwood and Erline Humphrey. He attended school in Hartland and was a 1964 graduate of Hartland Academy. Lindy was introduced to playing the trumpet in the 4th grade a true passion that carried with him throughout his life. He was well known playing in big bands at many area dance halls as well as his “Bill Bailey” song. Lindy truly enjoyed pleasing the crowds with his music.
Lindy married his high school sweetheart Shirley Vigue October 8, 1965. Together they had three daughters, Shelly, Sherine and Suzan. They made their home in Hartland where he raised his family in a house he was proud to own. He enjoyed taking his boat up on the lake to do some fishing and was always talking about his “boat landing” and putting the dock out.
Lindy was employed at Hartland Tanning, Dexter Shoe, Hartland Wastewater, Cooper Weymouth, and retired from General Electric. Even though Lindy retired he continued to work part time at Advanced Auto. Lindy enjoyed this part time job as he was able to get out of the house and enjoy his time catching up with customers. He would often be found in the morning meeting up with his friends at Netties catching up on the “local news”. Lindy was an active part of the community, presently on the budget committee and has served on the planning board. He was an EMT for the Hartland Ambulance, as well as, the Town Constable. He was very well known for his organization of parades, always making sure he started the parades right on time. Lindy was a member of the Corinthian Masonic Lodge in Hartland. One of the greatest accomplishments of community service was Lindy’s 55 years of service to the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department. Lindy served as secretary for a number of years and most recently was hall chief.
Lindy is predeceased by his parents, sister Patricia Lewis and daughters Sherine and Shelly Nelson.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years Shirley of Hartland, daughter and son-in-law Suzan and Tom Ackerman of Hartland, granddaughters Catherine Nelson of Florida and partner Nic, Sarrah Fitzmaurice and husband Thomas of Hartland, Lynn Dee Ackerman and fiancé Dylan Perkins of Skowhegan and son-in-law Jake Nelson of Madison. Lindy was able to meet his first great-grandson who he enjoyed spending time with Thomas IV. Lindy had several nieces and nephews Cindy, Lori, Michael, Levi and Lance and sister-in-laws Barbara, Kathy and Priscilla. Lindy had several lifelong friends who he considered family, Roger and Sharlene Martin neighbors for years and childhood friend Elmer and Beatrice Littlefield of Hartland.
The family would like to welcome friends for a time of remembrance starting at the Hartland Fire Department, Saturday August 19th, at 10 AM for Lindy’s last call, and ride to Pinegrove Cemetery for graveside with Masonic Services. A gathering for friends and family will follow the graveside service at the Hartland Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department, 566 Athens Road, Hartland ME 04943 or the Tri County Food Cupboard.
JOSEPH FRANCOIS GUY ROUILLARD
HARTLAND — Joseph Francois Guy Rouillard "Frenchie" went home to be with the Lord on August 5th, 2017 in Bangor. He was born July 27, 1947 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, son of Donat and Alice (Coloumbe) Rouillard.
He spent most of his time doing what he enjoyed: cooking, fishing, carpentry, yard sales and working on camps.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his infant son Joseph. He is survived by his children, Eric Rouillard and fiancee Tina Bowring; Frank (Morgan) and Tom Rouillard; four grandchildren; Sydney Rouillard, Taylor Rouillard, Andrea Rouillard, and Katelyn Morgan; and many more family members in Canada.
There will be a private family celebration at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by Brookings-Smith of Bangor.



HAROLD E. WILBER
PITTSFIELD — Harold E. Wilber, 96, died peacefully on Monday, August 7, 2017, in Hartland.
Harold was born on July 4, 1921, the son of Percy and Eva (Jamieson) Wilber. He served in the United States Army during World War II and received numerous medals. He worked several years in manufacturing as a hand sewer and machinist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and being in the woods. He loved to refurnish furniture and always liked to find a good deal by dickering and trading.
He is survived by his four daughters; Marilyn Race and husband Ronald of Pittsfield, Dianne Whalen and husband John of Canaan, Jolene Clark and husband Mike of Pittsfield, and Janine Hastey and husband Allan of Detroit, 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Evelyn; son, Randall Wilber; and four siblings, Betty, Marion, Carl and David.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM, with a funeral service at 2 PM, Monday, August 14, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A committal will immediately follow at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield, with military honors being presented for his service to our country.
To leave a message of kindness or share a memory, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.



JAMES “JIMMY” FIOR
PALMYRA — James E. Fior, 73, died August 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 23, 1944 in Whitinsville, MA, and graduated from Uxbridge High School, Class of 1963.
He enlisted in the Navy out of school and served from 1963 to 1967. He operated as an electrician in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean and loved being home ported out of Charleston, SC. After being honorably discharged he continued to work as an electrican aboard Navy nuclear submarines for General Dynamics in CT, leaving in 1968.
He worked for General Electric in CT, and later, Branch Motor Express in Framingham, MA as a professional truck driver from 1968 to 1983. While driving truck he married the love of his life, the former Sharon Corkran from Uxbridge, MA, on April 10, 1971. They had a son, Darron James, born on May 17, 1972. In 1983 they moved to Corinna, where in 1986 he continued as a professional truck driver, retiring in January, 2000. Jimmy was an avid Red Sox fan, and loved boating, motorcycling and generally the outdoors life.
In addition to his wife and son of Palmyra, he leaves 2 sisters, Edith Smyth of Blackstone, MA, and Jean Sweeney of Pascag, RI; as well as many nieces and nephews whom he loves very much.
Services will be private. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 3415, Augusta, ME 04330. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
JOHN T. AMOROSO
NEWPORT & NAPLES, FLORIDA — John Amoroso, “Papa” passed away peacefully on August 8, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born December 16, 1940 in Gardiner, the son of Sebastian and Mavis (Hinckley) Amoroso.
He moved to Westbrook early in life, attending Westbrook schools, graduating in 1959. While in school, he was involved in many sports, but especially enjoyed baseball and basketball.
After high school, he served his country for 4 years in the United States Air Force, working for the National Security Agency, spending time in Turkey and California. While in the service, he married his high school sweetheart, the former Claudette Brochu, and they had 3 children, Jeff, Greg, and Lisa.
After leaving the service, he was employed by Sebago Mocassin Company, GMAC, and Coulter Electronics. At Coulter he was the sales manager for New England and New York state. In 1975 he purchased Bangor Wholesale Foods, a small food distributor in Newport. The company grew significantly under John’s leadership creating many opportunities for employment in Newport including a new warehouse and the introduction of many new ideas in the food service industry.
In 1983, the Small Business Association awarded him the Small Business Person of the Year for the state of Maine. In honor of this award he and his family travelled to Washington, DC where they met President Ronald Reagan in the Rose Garden. He was very proud of this award. In 1987, he sold his business to SYSCO, where he continued to serve as President of Maine Sysco for 2 years.
In 1990 John bravely underwent a heart transplant and fought many battles with his health throughout the following years, all the while maintaining his quality of life.
He retired and moved to Naples, Florida, returning to Maine to spend the summers. He and Claudette enjoyed many years of watching their grandsons play baseball. “Papa” was known as and will be remembered as “The Legend” by his grandsons.
John served his community in many ways: as a member of the Finance Authority of Maine, the Governor’s (of Maine) Business Council and the Board of directors of C.O.D.E. He also served on a variety of committees in Newport, as well as coaching little league baseball and youth basketball.
John will be remembered as an avid golfer, playing the game year round in Florida and Maine. He also enjoyed boating with his family and friends on weekend trips along the Maine coast, fishing and crabbing in the Florida Everglades, or enjoying a cruise from his home on Lake Sebasticook. He was also fond of going to the hunting camp with the boys.
He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Claudette, with whom he shared many wonderful times; 2 sons and their wives, Jeff and Melissa Amoroso of Newport; and Greg and Michele Amoroso of Charlotte, NC; a sister, Patricia Aube of Buxton; 5 grandsons, Derek, Justin, Jack and Chris Amoroso, and Jared Seamans, as well as a niece Beckie Aube. John loved his wife and family very much and they kept his spirits up during his last years.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Lisa Seamans, and a grandson Andrew.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM, Friday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, August 12th with Deacon Anthony Cipolle officiating. Burial will follow at North Newport Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Please make checks payable to AFSP Maine, 976 Hallowell Road, Pownal, ME 04069.
The family would like to thank the DaVita dialysis unit for the wonderful care they provided over the many years, with special thanks to Doreen.
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com





MARK “SHOESTRING” DUNLOP
ST. ALBANS — Mark D. Dunlop, 60, passed away August 3, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. He battled cancer for just a few months before it took his life. He was born October 3, 1956 in Lewiston, a son of William Dexter Dunlop and Patricia Currier Moulton of Greene.
Mark joined the U.S. Coast Guard out of high school and later moved his family to Plymouth. He was a longtime employee at General Electric in Bangor. He had a love of motorcycles, tattoos, family and friends.
Mark is survived by his partner of 20 years, Judy Rezendes of St. Albans; 5 loving children, Mark of Plymouth, Angelina and husband Jason Gaudet of Newport, Patricia Babcock and Katie Dunlop, both of Levant, Christopher Dunlop and wife Amy Reid of Belmont. He was “beeper” (grandfather) to Chelsey Dunlop of Glenburn, Shea-Lee and Spencer Gaudet of Newport, and Dakota St. Louis of Levant. He was a great grandfather to Treven Gould of Glenburn. Mark was 1 of 7 children: Donna and husband Richard Thompson of Chicopee, MA, Scott Dunlop of Lucedale, MS, James and wife Kathryn Moulton of Stow, MA, Todd and wife Ruth Moulton of Readfield; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. He leaves behind his beloved pet Chloe, who thought the world of him.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 2 brothers, William Dunlop, III of Mechanic Falls, and Dexter Dunlop of Greenville, SC.
Mark’s family welcomed friends and loved ones to a memorial service at 5 PM Friday, August 11th, at the Barrows-Skidgel Post American Legion. There will be no graveside service as he wishes his ashes to be spread at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com




STANLEY “STAN” ENGSTROM, SR.
NEWPORT — Stan Engstrom, 75, died August 2, 2017 at his residence. He was born April 28, 1942 in Hampden, a son of Archie and Ruth (Getchell) Engstrom. Stan served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963, working in Germany as a mechanic.
Stan was a well known self-employed handyman in the area with his son Tinker. They also had a scrap metal business. Stan and Tinker also drove race cars at the Unity Dirt Track from 1992 to 2003. Stan volunteered at the Newport Salvation Army often going in to help several times a day. He loved traveling and camping, going to California and Mexico among other locations. He was a fan of mud runs, coffee, chocolate milk and sweets.
He is survived by his sons, Stanley “Tinker”, Jr. and wife Megan, Aaron and girlfriend Kim, all of Newport; Randy and girlfriend Tina of Winterport, Archie and wife Julie of Hartland; a special cousin Kala and husband Jack Ferris of Dexter; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; his significant other Anna; a step son, Shawn Engstrom of Dixmont; a sister Judy and husband Raymond Eldridge of Stetson.
He was predeceased by his parents, son LeRoy, wife Jean and brothers, Donald and Richard.
There will be no services at this time. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com




FLORENCE R. HARRIS
PALMYRA — Florence R. Harris, 67, of Palmyra, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, Maine after battling cancer.
Florence R. Harris was born in Rumford, Maine to Donald and Inez Whittier on April 25, 1950. She went to high school at Mt. Blue and following high school she received her CNA certification. She married Bruce M. Harris in August of 1974 in New Sharon, Maine. They had four children and lived in Palmyra for most of their lives. She worked as a CNA for Sanfield Rehab and Living Center in Hartland, Maine for over thirty years.
Florence R. Harris is survived by her husband, Bruce Harris; her children, Jason Harris and wife, Rebecca, Patrick Harris, Nathaniel Harris, Tonya Clark and husband, Timothy; brother, Frances Whittier, and sister, Carolyn Berry; grandchildren, Ethan, Evan, Abbagale, and Laurie.
A graveside funeral services will be held at the Village Cemetery (Rte. 151) Palmyra, Maine with David Gardiner, Chaplin, officiating.




SHAWN WAYNE MAYO
STACYVILLE — Shawn Wayne Mayo died unexpectedly on July 16, 2017. He was born on January 13, 1972. Shawn drove truck for many years, loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
He is survived by five children, Shane, Kayla, Parker, Caleb, Clara; father, Wayne Mayo and friend, Cindy; mother, Beverly Jordan and stepfather, Gregory Jordan; brother, Kary Mayo and friend, Tara, nephew, Ethan; grandmother, Marilyn Wintle, “Nee Nee”, special friend, Tonya Suitler; many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
Gone but will always be in our hearts. Memorial services will be in Silver Ridge Cemetery in early fall.




WARREN P. AND LENORA M. BLAKE
Warren (Bub) and Lenora (Lenni) will be interred at Palmyra Village Cemetery on August 4th at 1 PM. All are welcome to attend. Reception after at the old Palmyra Town Hall just down the street immediately after.
Lenora M. (Bragdon) Blake was born September 24, 1932 to Reginald Glenwood and Arlene Randall (Ellis) Bragdon in Ashland. Lenni was raised in Ashland with 4 other siblings: Burnett, Leah, Paula, and Jerome. Lenni graduated from Ashland High School in 1949 and enjoyed attending the class reunions.
Warren P. Blake was born May 10, 1929 to Aili (Pentilla) and Warren H. Blake in Peabody, MA. Bub was raised in Peabody with 3 other siblings: Marion, Richard, and Arthur. Bub served his country from 1946 to 1968 as an administrative supervisor in the USAF. Bub retired as a Master Sergeant and was honorably discharged. Bub then went to work for Beranger VW in Rochester, NH in 1968 and continued working there until retiring for good in 1988.
Lenni and Bub met and married in Ashland, ME on August 4th, 1951 after a whirlwind courtship. Lenni worked as a telephone operator and Bub was an Airman in the USAF at Loring AFB. They raised 3 children: Edward, Donna, and Tammy while moving around the country and the world while Bub was in the USAF.
Bub and Lenni finally settled down in Palmyra, Maine where they enjoyed visiting friends and family. Lenni enjoyed knitting, sewing, and crafts while Bub enjoyed woodworking, golf, and morning visits to Palmyra Variety store to catch up on the latest gossip.
Bub and Lenni loved their family very much. Their children; Edward Blake, Donna and husband John Benson, and Tammy and husband Brian McDonnell. Their grandchildren; Bonnie Benson Gorrasi and husband Michael, Peter Benson and wife Jennifer, William Benson, Kayla Miller and husband Evan. Their great grandchildren; Mia and Ashlyn Gorrasi, Cole, Quinn, and Mara Benson, and Luke and Lydia Miller.
Lenni passed away January 17, 2016 and Bub passed away September 14, 2016. Bub and Lenni were with their family at the time of their passing. They felt very blessed for all the friends and family who came to visit them.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union St., Suite 220, Bangor, ME. Local arrangement by Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, Newport.



JACK F. WOODBURY
HARTLAND — Jack F. Woodbury, 89, went home to be with the Lord on July 20, 2017 after a brief illness.
Jack was born in Bangor on March 23, 1928 the son of Llewellyn and Grace (Flagg) Woodbury. He was educated in Bangor schools, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and did a tour of the Far East with the "Westernaires" singing and playing for fellow servicemen.
From the time Jack was young, he loved music. He sang and taught himself guitar, entertaining Country Music fans for decades. He did radio shows in early years and played at countless country and bluegrass shows.
Some of his musical accomplishments include the Dick Curless Memorial Award, Living Legend Award, Gospel Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009. One of his best original songs was "The Ballad of Slim Clark" where he added accomplished yodeling. Jack also had a deep love for gospel songs and enjoyed being able to share those songs when he entertained.
Family meant everything to Jack and he loved talking about them all. One source of pride was listening to his 3 children sing together and the many times when he joined in.
He loved talking with people, buying and selling antiques for his famous yard sales, fishing, visiting various restaurants, old westerns, watching the fights on TV, and watching the Red Sox play, and playing with his cats at home.
Jack is survived by his children; Diane Briggs and her husband Rob of Pittsfield, Brian Woodbury and his wife Nichole of Newport, Amy Dillon and her husband Michael of Plymouth, James Woodbury of Newport, 7 grandchildren; Joshua Whitmore and his wife Mary of Nanjemoy, Joel Whitmore of Austin, Texas, Jordan Woodbury and his wife Kezzie of Plymouth, Jared Woodbury and his wife Hailey of Bangor, Jasmin Woodbury of Newport, Ryan Dillon and his fiancé Sadie Ferguson of Plymouth, Ethan Dillon of Plymouth, great grandchildren; Ella Rose Woodbury and Jameson Woodbury of Plymouth, several nieces and nephews.
Jack was predeceased by all of his siblings; Carl, Verna, Louis, Eugene, Elva, his daughter Judy Swaberg, step son, Roger and his wife Eleanor.
Jack’s family would like to thank the caring staff at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for his wonderful care during his stay there and also at Sanfield Rehab and Living Center in Hartland
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make memorial donation to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.
Memorial services for Jack will be celebrated 11 AM Friday July 28, 2017 at the Jubilee Family Worship Center, 63 Elm Street Newport, ME 04953. 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: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com




WARREN HAHNEMANN NICKSE
NEWPORT — Warren Hahnemann Nickse, 95, passed away peacefully on July 21st, 2017 at home in Newport. He was born in Worcester, MA on December 18th, 1921, grew up in Newport and graduated from Newport High School. Warren was a signalman in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. He was one of the brave men on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. He took great pride in his time in the service, where he was able to travel around the world serving his country.
One of Warren’s greatest passions was being a pilot, and he was fortunate enough to have owned his own airplane. He was a commercial, private, and instructional pilot, who at one time served as commander of the Civil Air Patrol. Over the years he owned several small successful businesses including W.H. Nickse TV & Repair, Nickse Electronics, and several rental properties. He was a carpenter and built several houses including two of his own. Another one of Warren’s passions was photography. He took photos for his Navy ship, worked for the Bangor Daily News, Waterville Sentinel, and owned his own business with a dark room. Warren was a hard worker and loved to stay busy, having a saw filing business until he was 92. He enjoyed his life and loved telling stories about his adventures. He had no regrets and always encouraged others to do what they love. Warren met and married Geraldine “Jerry” Shaw in 1960. They were married for 47 years until she passed away in 2007.
Warren is survived by his children, Melinda “Mindy” Carr and husband Dennis of Corinna, Michael “Mickey” Cleaves of Stetson, and Debra “Deb” Stone and husband Ken of Newport; his grandchildren, Jennifer Cloutier and husband Armand of Corinna, Christopher Carr and fiancé Kim Mcpheters of Brewer, Jason Cleaves and wife Katie of Stetson, Rochelle Cleaves of Brewer, Katie Trask and boyfriend Innocent Okolocha of Bangor, and Abby Stone of Rockport; great grandchildren, Gavin, Baden, and Anna Carr, Carrson and Caden Cloutier, Brian Cleaves and Alyssa Howard.
Per Warren’s request, there will be no formal funeral services. There will be a private family celebration at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com




BRENT A. MULLIS
CORINNA — Brent Alan Mullis passed away on July 18, 2017, surrounded by family on the land he loved. For over 65 years, he served as a towering figure of honesty, selflessness, and dedication to his family, leaving a remarkable legacy.
Brent was born in Dexter, Maine on November 2, 1950 to Elwood and Jacqueline Mullis (Lane). He grew up in Corinna, Maine with his three brothers, Myron, Dalton, and George on the land that he would eventually acquire and farm for decades. In his youth, Brent was an outstanding student and athlete. He starred for the Corinna Union Academy and Nokomis High School basketball teams, armed with a shooting touch he never lost. He was an Eagle Scout and a standout student. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1973—the first member of his family to attend college.
While in college, he married the love of his life, Patricia Smith. The two had been childhood friends, dated in high school, and were nearly inseparable for the next 46 years. With little more than his own hands, he and Patty built their home, a thriving apple orchard, and their lives together. Along with Patty, Brent dedicated his life to his three sons, Brendan, Tristan, and Jody, who all loved him immensely. Whether on a backwoods Boy Scout trip, a day-long drive for a basketball game, or financial sacrifices to pay tuition bills, Brent gave every fiber of his being to his boys—and loved every moment. In doing so, he became the most remarkable and good-hearted man they ever knew. In recent years the family grew by two grandchildren, Sam and Jasper, and two daughters in law, Brooke and Sri, who adored him as well.
Many knew Brent from his work as the founder of Mullis Orchards, which he happily operated with Patty and his sons for years. He loved working on the land he owned, which eventually grew far beyond the small home where he lived as a child. Every apple tree marking the Mullis land was planted by his own hands. Few things brought him as much joy as picking his crop on a sunny autumn morning with his family and dogs nearby.
Before operating the orchard full time with Patty and Brendan, Brent had a long and successful career in public service. For over 30 years, Brent served the United States Department of Agriculture. Throughout these three decades Brent worked to help support Maine’s family farms, recognizing their importance to the region and the goodness of the people who worked the land. As a volunteer in his hometown, Brent spent countless hours as a Selectman of Corinna, a member of the Parian Lodge Masons, a Boy Scout volunteer, a youth basketball and baseball coach, and an advocate for local schools. He believed in the community’s potential and made it his life’s work to bring that vision to fruition.
In his passing, Brent shines as a testament to the power and importance of a life well-lived. He leaves behind a remarkable wife, three sons, two grandchildren, and beloved brothers, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was held at 1 PM Saturday, July 22nd, at the Corinna Town Hall. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com




CONNIE L. BAILEY
ST. ALBANS — Connie L. Bailey, 48, died Saturday morning July 15, 2017 as a result of a fire in the camper she was staying at in St. Albans.
Connie was born in Halifax, MA, February 13, 1969 the daughter of Frank and Charlene (Emerson) Denty. Connie received her GED after high school and also she earned some college credits. She was a homemaker most of her life. She loved to fish and camp, loved her flower gardens and loved all animals large and small.
She is survived by her father Frank Denty, her fiancé Dana Brown, three sons and two daughters; Joseph Bailey, Michael Bailey, Charleen Bailey, Harry "Mitch" Billington, Cecelia Billington, three grandsons Liam, Davis, Joseph, three brothers and two sisters; Francis "JR" Denty, Lisa Grew, Paul Denty, Charline Denty-Vinson, David Denty, her loved ones, Celeste Kirstoff, Michael Billington, and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Connie's life will be celebrated at a future place. A date and time will be announced. 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: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com




SUDIE FAYE (RANDALL) DAVIS
PALMYRA – Sudie Davis, 73, passed away peacefully July 14, 2017 at a Bangor hospital. She was born November 5, 1943 in Newport, a daughter of William and Florence (Leavitt) Randall. Sudie went to Palmyra Grammar School the after the passing of both of her parents, she went to North Carolina to live with her Aunt Sudie. She graduated from high school in Shelby, North Carolina in 1961. Sudie married Walter “Pal” Davis in 1971 and they resided in Palmyra until his passing in 1998.
She worked at the Dexter Shoe Company in Newport before going to work at Guilford Woolen Mill where she worked for over 20 years prior to retirement. Sudie had a “heart of gold” and was always there for anyone who needed her. She was our dependable “Aunt Sudie” and will be greatly missed by many. She also had a great compassion for animals. Cats and dogs were always an important part of her life.
She was also a great cook and was often tuned into the cooking channels. She like to collect different recipes and cookbooks. According to many, no one made some dishes as good as our Aunt Sudie. In 2011 she was faced with an unfortunate health issue, but she accepted it like a real trooper and was able to drive herself to treatments for nearly 6 years.
She is survived by and will always be loved by many nieces and nephews, several cousins in North Carolina and many close friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Walter Davis, and three brothers and their wives, Charles and Jane Randall, Jack and Doris Randall and Robert and Winnie Randall.
A private graveside committal will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com




MATTHEW “BUCKY” MARTIN GUAY
CORINNA – Matt Guay, 30, died unexpectedly in Elliotsville. He was born October 29, 1986 in Blue Hill. He was the son of John and Alice (Buckland) Guay. Matt attended Corinna schools, Nokomis Regional High, and graduated from Dexter Regional High School, Class of 2005. He attended Tri-County Technical Center for 3 years. He loved participating in Corinna Recreation Department baseball and basketball while in grammar school and wrestled for 3 years in high school. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and camping with “Papa Joe” and Nana. He also shared Papa Joe’s passion for traditional archery. His most pleasant and cherished times were in the woods with his son Seth fishing and exploring. He was also an avid amateur arm wrestler with many trophies. Matt was a dedicated and helpful member of Millside Fitness in Dexter.
Matt was not without fault. He did his time and was trying to shape a better life while employed at Tasman Leather in Hartland where he was accepted into a caring work family that had his back at all times.
He is survived by his son Seth; his father John, both of Corinna; maternal grandfather William “T-Bob” Buckland of Dexter; paternal grandmother Bessie Guay of Corinna; a very large extended family on the Guay and Buckland sides; lifelong friends, Steve Morrell, Jake Vega, Andy Reed, Justin Kent, and many other friends and work family.
Matt was predeceased by his very devoted mother Alice; paternal grandfather Joseph “Papa Joe” Guay, maternal grandmother Helen Buckland, and Uncle James Buckland.
A celebration of life was held from 11 AM to 2 PM Saturday, July 22nd, at the Corinna American Legion hall. Children were encouraged to attend.
Private graveside committal services were held at Morses Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his son Seth’s education fund, c/o Skowhegan Savings Bank, 83 Church Street, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com




MAYNARD C. EATON
EXETER — Maynard Eaton, 84, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of his wife and best friend of 66 years, Shirley (Curtis) Eaton on July 11, 2016. He was born in Exeter on October 16, 1932 to Orrin and Alice (Avery) Eaton. Maynard grad-uated from Corinna Union Academy, class of 1951 and farmed for many years in Exeter prior to a long period of declining health. He was never happier than when he was working in his beautiful gardens or taking care of his lawns and family.
He is survived by his wife Shirley of Exeter; daughter Jacquelyn Sinclair of Corinna; son Darrell Eaton and Laurie of Lee; son Wayne Eaton and Paula of Hampden; grandchildren Matt Wilson and Lisa Robinson of Newport, Stephanie Deane and Dan of Stetson, Tonya Mushero and Elton Jaros of Helena, MT, Michael Eaton and Debbie King of Hampden, Jennie Scripture and Lance of Corinth, Jessica Harriman of Winterport; 10 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews; and a sister-in-law, Carline Eaton of Medway.
He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Karl Eaton, and Elizabeth (Trask), Millard Eaton, Paul Eaton and Elizabeth (Crowell); sisters and brothers-in-law Dorothy and Theron Reed, Claudine and Lionel Richard, Marilyn and Del Fitzherbert; a nephew Reggie Chambers; two nieces Rhonda Cossar and Jolene Walton, a granddaughter, Colleen King; and a son-in-law Gary Sinclair.
As Maynard wished there will be no services at this time. Graveside commital services wil be announced at a later date.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring nurses of Community Health and Counseling Hospice Services, Dover-Foxcroft and to all their caring and wonderful neighbors and friends.




FRANK L. TRIPODI, JR.
HARTLAND — Frank L. Tripodi Jr, 87, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at his home in Hartland.
Frank was born on April 26, 1930, the only son of Frank and Antionetta (Bellantonio) Tripodi Sr. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked many years for Lockheed Martin as an aircraft mechanic and was often called to Washington DC to work on Air Force One. He then went on to work as a union painter.
Frank was selfless, a hard worker and always put his family first. He was smart, creative, had a very scientific mind and was always inventing gadgets. He was known as “Mr. Fix-it “and everyone came to him to fix whatever was broken. He loved an adventure and enjoyed traveling, doing fairs and being home with his family. He was lovingly called “Grump” by all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an animal lover and his little dog Beau was at his side until the end.
He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Tripodi of Hartland; children, Steven Tripodi and fiancée Dot Watson of St. Albans, Michael Tripodi and wife Jeanette of St. Albans and Alison Ramsdell and husband Ryan of Hartland; grandchildren, Katie, Heather, Justin, Ashley, Michael, Christian, Makayla and Nicholas; and 9 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; and a son, Christian.
The family received friends from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, July 16th, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A committal immediately followed at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, in Hartland, with military honors presented for his service to our country. All were welcome to the gathering that immediately followed at Frank and Donna’s home, 30 Seekins Street, Hartland.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Somerset Humane Society, 123 Middle Road (P.O. Box 453) Skowhegan, Maine 04976 or visit www.shsanimalshelter.com.




JOHN E. HARTLEY
DEXTER — John E. Hartley, T/Sgt., 82, passed away and went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 11, 2017. He was born in Corinna, March 8, 1935, the son of Lee and Mary (Bemis) Hartley.
He attended schools in Charleston, Dexter, and Corinna before enlisting in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 in March of 1952. He retired from the service after 20 years and worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 18 years at the post office in Dexter.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lois (Gogan) Hartley; a daughter, Cindy Hartley Young; stepchildren, Pam and her husband, Peter; Sue and her husband, Mike; Vicky and her husband, Shane; and Jeff and his partner, Aletta Hanks; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and had a special spot in his heart for Jacob Vainio, who spent a lot of time with him and Lois.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cambridge Baptist Church or to Beacon Hospice. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.




RONALD K. ORDWAY
NEWPORT & DOVER-FOXCROFT — Ronald K. Ordway, 89, died peacefully July 11, 2017 at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital following a short illness. He was born in Sayre, PA, the son of Mattie Gleason Ordway. Ronald was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving at the end of WW II.
He was employed as a Boss Weaver in several local Woolen mills including Canaan, and Corinna. After his retirement Ronald was employed at Shop ‘n Save in Newport for several years.
He was married to Edith Richardson Ordway who predeceased him in 2001. He is survived by a son and his wife Ricky and Olinda Ordway of St. Albans, one grandson and his wife Garett and Katie Ordway of NH, one great grandson Blake Ordway of NH, several nieces and nephews.
Family graveside services will be conducted at a future date in Springfield, NH. 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: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com




DANIELLE NICOLE BERTOLINI
PLYMOUTH & FORTUNA, CA — Danielle NiCole Bertolini, 23, was found March 9, 2015 in Humboldt County, California. She was born March 6, 1990 in Medford, Oregon, a daughter of Jonathan and Billie Jo (Brooks) Bertolini.
She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Detroit. She moved to California in 2010 following the death of her son. She will be remembered for her love of camping, fishing and hunting.
She is survived on her mother’s side by her mother Billie Jo Dick and husband Shannon of Plymouth, grandmother Ruth Smith and husband Clarence of Medford, OR, sister Mariah Bertolini of Medford, OR, brother Tristan Brooks of Newport, nephew Eli Richcreek of Eagle Point, OR, grandfathers William McCullough of Corinth and John Brooks of Calais, uncles Clarence McCullough of Kenduskeag and Chris Smith of Springfield, MO, aunts Laura Franks and Lorrell Malotte, both of Eagle Point, OR; on her father’s side, her father Jon Bertolini and wife Tracy of Crescent City, CA, great grandfather Primo Bertolini of Gasquet, CA, grandfather Lorimer Bertolini of Brookings, OR, grandmother Teri Budd of Merlin, OR, great grandfather, Everett Lawless of Merlin, OR, uncle Kris Bertolini of Crescent City, CA, aunt Hope Staten of Lincoln, NE, step sisters, Trish Nuss of Medford, OR, and Brandi Nuss of Tucson, AZ.
Danielle was predeceased by her son Xavier David Brooks, great grandmothers Velma Palmer and Eva Lawless, great grandfathers Harvey McCullough and Raymond Prosser, and an aunt Tina Smith.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM Saturday, July 15th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Al Worden officiating.




HARVEY R. MORRILL, JR.
ST. ALBANS & CAMBRIDGE — Harvey R. Morrill, Jr., 79, died peacefully in his St. Albans home June 30, 2017.
He was born September 30, 1938 to Harvey Sr. and Florence (Glennon) Morrill in Boston, MA. He was educated in public schools including the Boston Latin School.
Harvey worked for many years as a machinist for the Boston Gear Works, a painter for the O.G. Kelley company, and as a mechanic at Frank Wheeler's garage.
Harvey proudly served his country as a citizen/soldier of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.
Upon moving to Maine, Harvey worked as a machinist for the Fay Scott company and later White Consolidated. He also worked in the forest products industry; painted, repaired, and sold automobiles until he was no longer able to work due to health complications.
Harvey enjoyed flying model airplanes, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling. In later years he liked to watch the Red Sox, and his love of old cars and trucks never dwindled.
Above all he enjoyed his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and the rest of his family.
Harvey is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Alice (Braun) Morrill of St. Albans, his sister Ruth E. Rizzitano of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, his four children Denise Clukey of Corinna, Laura Hall of Dover Foxcroft, Harvey Morrill III of St. Albans, and Susan Morrill of Cambridge and several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren many nieces and nephews and several dear friends.
Harvey was predeceased by his mother and father Harvey Sr. and Florence (Glennon) Morrill, and a brother Thomas A. Morrill.
At Harvey's request there will be no services.
JUDITH PATTEN FORSYTHE
PITTSFIELD, ME & PROVIDENCE FORGE, VA — Judith Patten Forsythe, age 75, passed away February 15, 2017. She was born in Pittsfield on August 7th, 1941, the daughter of Rose Patten Churchill and Charles Patten.
Judith was predeceased by her husband John (Jack) Forsythe and 2 sisters and 1 brother.
She is survived by one son Cabot J. Forsythe, wife Julie (Savage) Forsythe, and grandchildren Blake and Brooke.
She leaves behind family and friends in Maine, Virginia, and New Hampshire.
Memorial services will be July 15th at 10 a.m. at Pittsfield Cemetery on Peltoma Avenue.
JAMES CROCKER
EXETER — James F. Crocker, 85, died June 30, 2017 at a Bangor hospital. He was born September 30, 1931 in Winn, a son of Arden and Lillian (Jarvis) Crocker. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
James retired from Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna, and was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and was an active member of the Maine Country Music Association and the Downeast Country Music Association.
He is survived by his wife Nancy ( Harris) Crocker; 5 sons, Ricky and Lori of Florida, Ronnie and Wanda of Exeter, Rodney and Colleen of Pittsfield, Rusty of Dexter, Raymond and Wannita of Corinna; 2 daughters, Carol and Kenny Kimball of Exeter, Karen and Chuck Libby of Parkman; many grandchildren and great grandchildren
James was predeceased by his son Roger, granddaughters Elizabeth and Mindy; as well as 13 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held at 2 PM Wednesday, July 5th, at the family residence, 73 Cider Hill Road in Exeter. Friends and family called from 1 PM until the time of services. A military committal service followed at the Crowell Cemetery, Cider Hill Road, Exeter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com




DOROTHY (AUSTIN) TURNER
AUGUSTA & PLYMOUTH — Dorothy Austin Turner, 90, a kind and joyous soul, was called to be with her Lord and dear son, Gary, June 27, 2017.
Dot was born May 4, 1927 in Palmyra, a daughter of Arthur and Esther (Annis) Austin. She attended schools in Pittsfield, graduating from MCI in the spring of 1945. She began her work experience in the offices of Milliken Woolen Mill and then the Medwed and Lown’s Shoe Factory in Pittsfield.
She married Allen M. Turner of Corinna on December 22, 1951. When they moved to Millinocket she began work at the Great Northern Paper Company offices. Their son Gary was born in there on March 1, 1959. After they moved to Augusta, Dot dedicated herself to a 25 year career with the State of Maine Motor Vehicle Division, retiring as a supervisor in 1995.
Dot and Allen were able to enjoy more time at their summer cottage on Gray Pond in Plymouth where they and his family had summered for many decades. It gave her great joy to be on the water listening to the loons and photographing all the laughter, music and activity of the many people she gathered around her. She was a devoted member of the Methodist church.
She leaves behind her husband Allen of 65 years; her daughter in law Cyndi Turner; a special family friend Joan Burke; and many dear friends, nieces and nephews. Dorothy and Allen lost their only child, Gary Allen Turner to a long battle with cancer in April 2016.
Committal services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, at a time to be announced. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Donald Magioncaulda and his staff, as well as the staff of Augusta Health and Rehabilitation Center for the devoted compassion and care she was given by them all.
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com




TRAFTON RAYE HOLMES
PITTSFIELD — Trafton Raye Holmes, 33, passed away suddenly, Monday, June 26, 2017.
An Aquarius, born on February 10, 1984, Trafton was a family man and free spirit. The son of David Holmes and Karen Cropley Holmes, he loved and was loved by all of those around him.
A former class president and an attendee of Maine Central Institute, Trafton was a born leader. An avid lover of the outdoors, Trafton pursued a career in landscaping and was known for his green thumb. He enjoyed fishing, listening to music and drumming. He was proud of his two daughters, Lily and Violet, while being an amazing provider to his fiancée, Ash and her two children, Rashawn and Elliana.
He is survived by his father, David Holmes and wife Kelley; his mother, Karen Cropley Holmes; fiancée, Ashley Vile; two daughters, Lily Ann and Violet Raye; step children, Rashawn and Elliana; siblings, Bryce Holmes, James Wilber and Ranee LaPointe; grandfather, Gene Cropley; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and countless friends.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Liese Cropley and Donald and Betty Holmes; and uncle, Steven Holmes.
Trafton was a strong spirit and touched so many lives. All family and friends were welcome to pay their respects and celebrate the life of this amazing man from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, July 2, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A graveside committal immediately followed at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. A gathering will immediately followed the committal service at the First Congregational Church Memorial Hall on Somerset Avenue in Pittsfield.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.




RICHARD W. LOVELY
PITTSFIELD — Richard W. Lovely, 64, passed peacefully after a brief illness at Maine General in Augusta, surrounded by his wife of 46 years and family on June 23, 2017. Rick was born October 16, 1952, the son of Jason and Willimina Lovely. He worked as an auto mechanic, Ethan Allen and Ames Woodmills. He enjoyed drag racing with special friends, Brian and Beverly King and four wheeling.
He is survived by his loving wife Kathy; two sisters, Lois Creasy and Carol Tibbetts and husband Bob of Pittsfield; his brother, Edward and wife Dolly of California; two grandsons, Kevin Lovely of Iowa and Hunter Misner of Portland; special nephew, Chad Brooks of Canaan; several nieces and nephews and many close friends.
His is predeceased by his parents; both sons, Scott and Benjamin; two brothers, Kenneth and Ronnie; sister Charlotte.
At Rick’s request there will be no services. There will be a celebration of life and barbecue for family and friends at the home of Scott Merrithew. Date will be announced at a later date.
DAVID AARON WOODMAN
PITTSFIELD — David Aaron Woodman, 55, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was born on September 16, 1961, in Hartland, Maine, the son of Gordon and Joan (Seekins) Woodman. He graduated from Nokomis High School with the class of 1980 and was employed by the Hartland Tannery for over 30 years.
David had a very comical personality and was very quick witted. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. Playing a good game of golf was one of his favorite things to do. He enjoyed watching all of his kids play sports. Family was his top priority.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kelly Woodman of Pittsfield; children, Brandon Woodman and wife Brandi of Stetson, Aaron Woodman and girlfriend Tabitha Bogue of Dayville, CT, Ethan Woodman and wife Meagan of Litchfield, Kylie Woodman of Pittsfield and Ryan Crocker and girlfriend Katherine Smedberg of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Avery, Teagan, Kaelynn and Aubrey; his beloved dog, Lucie; his mother, Joan Woodman of St. Albans; siblings, Richard Woodman and wife Christina of Hartland and Sheryl Madore and companion James Henry of Hartland; mother-in-law, Nancy Bellfleur of Pittsfield; father-in-law, Douglas White of Merritt Island, FL; several nieces, nephews and extended family members; and two lifelong friends, Douglas Neal of St. Albans and Scott Neal of St. Albans.
He was predeceased by his father, Gordon Woodman in 2011.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, at the funeral home. A committal followed at the Village Cemetery, Cemetery Road in St. Albans. A gathering was held after at the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge, 140 Middle Street, Pittsfield, Maine.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be given to Kelly for their daughter, Kylie.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.




HERBIE MERVIN KERR
HARMONY — Herbie Mervin Kerr, 88, died on June 23, 2017, in Pittsfield.
Herbie was born on July 19, 1928, in Windsor, New York and joined the Navy in 1944. He served four years as a ship fitter. He married Christene Rosetta Hubbard on April 4, 1952 and they were married for 54 years.
Herbie and Christy worked in construction and travelled working for Chicago Bridge and Iron; he helped to build the Indian Pond Dam in Moxie.





He settled in Arkport, New York, working as a truck driver and later operated a heavy equipment shop of his own.
He always loved Maine and returned to Moscow in 1967, where he became a field mechanic for Scott Paper, working in the Jackman area. He eventually purchased the Hurd’s General Store in Harmony and operated it for eight years. In 1979, he and Christy purchased a new Kenworth and hit the road traveling for many years throughout the United States and Canada. Christy decided to stay close to home and Herbie continued to haul for Daily Express and Cianbro for another 17 years.
He is survived by sons, David Kerr and Andy Kerr; grandchildren, Alycia Allen, Aaron and Aric Kerr and Josh and Andrea Kerr; great grandchildren, Jethro Kerr, Colton and Cooper Allen and Alainna Fitzmaurice.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Christy; daughter, Kathy; and son, Charlie.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 1, at the North Road Cemetery in Harmony, with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. Military honors were be presented for his service to our country. A Celebration of Herbie’s Life followed at 3:30 p.m., in the Harmony Gymnasium.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Harmony Fire and Rescue, 37 North Road, Harmony, Maine 04942.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.
EDWARD F. GAUDREAU
RIPLEY – Edward Gaudreau, 87, passed away June 22, 2017 at his residence. He was born and raised in Boston. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a retired Massachusetts state trooper, and was the Town of Ripley tax collector and town clerk for 9 years.
He is survived by his wife Ann Gaudreau; his daughter Susan Humphreys and husband Andrew Sevey; his son, Timothy Gaudreau of Norwell, MA; his grandson Justin Gaudreau; and his granddaughter Kristen Gaudreau.
The family requests a private ceremony. Burial will be in Ferndale Cemetery, Ripley. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com




GARY O. CROTEAU
PALMYRA – Gary O Croteau died at EMMC on June 17, 2017, in Bangor, at the age of 70 after a courage battle with cancer.
Gary was born on Sept. 27, 1946, in Concord N.H. to Isabelle Davieau Croteau. He graduated from Marlborough High School in Marlborough, N.H. He proudly served our country in the United States Army.
He worked as a policeman in New Hampshire for 10 years. He also worked in the auto body industry. After moving to St. Albans, he began working for Allstate Insurance and retired after years of employment. Gary was an avid golfer who spent time in his later years tending to the grounds at the Palmyra Golf Course. When he wasn't swinging clubs he was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and motorcycles. He was famous for his lobster and clam bake parties, his outdoor pizza oven bakes and his Garage Parties.
Gary is survived by his wife Kim of Palmyra; his son Michael and fiancé Terri Knight of Troy; grandchildren Taylor of Bangor and Kalvin and Hailey of Troy; sisters Kathy and her husband Richard Isakson of Rindge, N.H, and Jean Atkins of Keene, N.H.; and a stepson Elgin Traylor and wife Kimberly and their son Davis of Concord, N. C. He was predeceased in death by his first wife Patricia Brown Croteau, brother Howard and sister Lorraine McLean.
Special thanks to the Radiation and Oncology Departments at CCOM, the staff at EMMC and SVH. A special heartfelt thanks to the Supportive Care Team, Dr. Van Kirk, Dr. Martin. Dr. Tan, and especially Dr. Llanto.
Gary will be greatly missed by many good friends. A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, July 1, 11 a.m, at Saint Martins Episcopal Church in Palmyra, with a reception to follow at the parish hall. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gary's life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gary's name to; The Lafayette Family Cancer Center Palliative Care, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412 or to a charity of your choice.





NICHOLAS SKOBY, SR.
BURNHAM – Nicholas Skoby, Sr. passed away peacefully at his home in Burnham on June 16, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends. Nick was born November 20, 1924 in Hanover, NH. He was a Sargent in the Air Force and served as a tail gunner in World War II. He was a holder of the Air Medal for his service while stationed in India. He and his wife Mae lived in Portsmouth, NH while he finished college at The University of NH, graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He then joined the US Air Force as 2nd Lt. and lived at Fort Walton in Florida during the Korean War. He and his family relocated to Claremont NH where he worked as an engineer at Bryant Grinder. They later moved to Essex MA where he worked at Shetland Inc. in Salem MA until they moved to Manchester NH where he worked for Kingston Warren Corp of Newfields, NH. Nick enjoyed cooking, hunting, reading, building things in his workshop and fishing. In the early married years, Nick was involved in church activities and cub scouts. Nick and Mae raised two sons and four daughters. Their family later grew with the addition of sons/daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. The Skoby home was always filled with children and pets; and the sounds of laughter and song.
Nick and Mae spent many years at their camp on Lake Winnecook in Maine and were delighted to finally move to Maine to retire among their friends around the lake. Nick taught his children the important things in life: be kind to all; if something is broken, fix it; stay busy; there is always room for one more; never give up, no matter the odds; and finally if all else fails, fish!
Nick is predeceased by his wife Mae and son Mike, as well as his parents, brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children and their spouses; Ken Skoby; Nancy Tkachuk and husband Dave of Burnham Me, Karol Skoby of Rockport ME; Mary Cowan Lundquist and her husband Jerry Lundquist of Hopkinton NH, Jan Skoby of Allenstown, NH, Diane Clarke McDonald and Patti Skoby. He will forever be in our hearts and those of his grandchildren (Aaron Skoby , Amir Barakat, Austin Cowan, Clarke Skoby, Nicole Sablone and husband Todd, Nick Skoby, Scott Tkachuk and wife Jacqueline and Steve Tkachuk and wife Sara); his great grandchildren (Clarke, Hunter, Karolyn and Tallon); and his nieces and nephews.
There was a memorial service at Winnecook Christian Church at 11 AM on Friday, June 23rd and a graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont, NH at a date to be announced.




KENT EUGENE WESLEY
PLANT CITY, FL –Kent Eugene Wesley of Plant City, FL, passed away suddenly on Thursday June 8, 2017. He was born on December 16, 1959 to Dorne and Janace (Tardy) Wesley in Dexter. He was in the Class of 1979 at Nokomis Regional High in Newport and finished at Kathleen High School in Kathleen, FL. He was employed by Delmonte and was a truck driver for over 30 years. He was an avid NASCAR and Boston sports fan. He had a kind heart, a gentle soul and would give his last dime to anyone in need.
He was pre-deceased by his father Dorne Wesley. He is survived by his mother Janace (Tardy) Wesley of Lakeland, FL. A brother Rick (Diane) of Savannah, GA, a sister Jennifer Wesley of Temple, TX, a sister Sue McCall (Pat) of Orlando, FL, one daughter Lynn Marie Hernandez of Apollo Beach, FL, one son Chase Wesley of Brandon, FL, one grandson Caleb Hernandez of Apollo Beach, FL, an Uncle Al (Sylvia) Tardy of Newport and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.




H. ALTON DANFORTH
TROY – H. Alton Danforth, 87, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Troy.
He was born on February 2, 1930, in Troy, Maine, the son of the late Hollon and Ruth (Cunningham) Danforth. He graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1948 and proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
During his work career, he was employed as a mechanic and later on as a machinist. He enjoyed building and flying airplane models and was excellent in making household furniture, side tables were his specialty. He liked to cook and Saturday morning’s bacon and eggs were a favored tradition. He was easy to live with, almost always had a smile and could make an awesome pot of coffee. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Star in the West Lodge #85 of Unity.
He is survived by the love of his life of 64 years, Mary Burke, of Troy; brothers, Joe Myrick and wife Joan, Ed Myrick, Larry Myrick and wife Donita and Steve Myrick and wife Cyndi; sisters, Alice Wren and Dotty Myrick; nephew, Kermit Danforth Jr.; grandnephew, Steve Danforth; and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Kermit Danforth Sr., George Danforth and Ralph Myrick.
A memorial service with a masonic service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, Maine, with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating. A committal with military honors will immediately follow at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, in Augusta, in the outside committal shelter.
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PEGGY ANN MORGAN
HARTLAND — Peggy Ann Morgan, 67, died peacefully on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Hartland.
She was born on April 24, 1950, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of the late Thirnwood and Lenora (Brooks) Morgan Sr. She graduated from Hartland Academy and received her business degree from Skowhegan Business School.
Peggy was employed for 30 years as the town manager of Hartland. She was the very first woman to hold that position. She was very dedicated to her home town community. She took wonderful care of her aging parents for several years. She loved to go fishing and took many camping trips with her brother, Jim, and his family. Flying out to visit her brother, Gerald, was always something that she looked forward to. She also enjoyed several cruises with some of her dearest friends. She was a very special aunt to her many nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her siblings, Betty Morgan of Waterville, Dana Morgan and wife Savilla of Hartland and Gerald Morgan and wife Kathy of Plano, Texas; sisters-in- law, Jo-Anne Kelso Morgan and Linda Morgan; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; and siblings, Vivian Davis, Thirnwood Morgan Jr, Joan Kitchen, James Morgan and Frederick Morgan.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Route 152, in Hartland, with the Rev. Scott Millett officiating. A gathering will follow at a location to be determined.
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VERA MARIE GILLIS R.N.
NEWPORT — Vera Marie Gillis R.N., 83, died June 6, 2017 at her Camp Benson home following a long illness. She was born in Bocabec, New Brunswick, Canada, October 23, 1933 the daughter of Harry M and Marietta L (Cunningham) Gillis. Vera was most proud to receive her Master degree from North Eastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. She was a Registered Nurse working for 25 years as Director of Nurses at Augusta Mental Health Institute retiring in 1992. She was a former president of the Maine State Nursing Association. She was also a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Vera is survived by three "foster" daughter, Deborah Gallaher of Gardner, ME, Jane Pasquarello of Windham, ME, Catherine LaPointe of Falmouth, ME, and their families, 2 surviving brothers, Allan Gillis of Canada, Philip Gillis of Canada, 2 surviving sisters Olive Berriault of Canada, Grace Mailer of Canada, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, June 23rd at "High Noon", 12 PM at the Detroit Village Cemetery. Friends who wish may in lieu of flowers make memorial donations to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union Street Suit 200, Bangor, Maine 04401.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.
DONNA M. (MCCAUL) GARROD
NEWPORT — Donna M. (McCaul) Garrod, 64, died June 9, 2017, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Boston, MA, November 26, 1952, the daughter of Jack and Helen (Carroll) McCaul.
She grew up in Bridgewater, MA., moving to Maine in 1987, where she worked for Lovley’s Motel in Newport for several years. She was a great mother and grandmother and was very much the matriarch of the family.
She was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Wayne “Mick” Garrod in 2015; 2 brothers, Richard and Wayne McCaul; and a sister, Sandra Slater.
She is survived by son, Gregory Madan and his wife, Melissa Hoover of PA; a daughter, Stacey Lawler of Dixmont; a brother, Barry McCaul and his wife, Jane of Plymouth; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Cremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Newport. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.
EILEEN GAGE
TROY — Eileen Gage, 90, died peacefully on Friday, June 9, 2017, at her home in Troy.
She was born on December 17, 1926, the daughter of the late John and Hilma (Wingate) Getchell. She graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1946. She married Clifton Gage on June 25, 1948 and together they raised their family.
She was employed as a waitress and hostess working at the Lancey House, The Jefferson Hotel, The Fenway, The Silent Women and Webber Steakhouse. She was very social and enjoyed dancing, listening to music, and travelling. Many friends called her by her nickname, Getch. She was a former president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Unity, and a member of the Seven Star Grange in Troy, the Troy Historical Society, the Troy Fire Department Auxiliary, the Troy Senior Citizens, and the Troy Union Church.
She is survived by her son, Charles Gage of Gaithersburg, Maryland, her daughter, Tamra Gage of Troy, and her stepson, Clifton S. Gage, Jr. (Buddy), of Lakeland, Florida, many cousins and relatives, and by her dear friend, Donna R. Huff.
She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Clifton, and by her stepdaughter, Linda (Gage) Refer.
The family received friends from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, June 16th, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A funeral service was held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 17th, at the funeral home with the Rev. George Darling officiating. A committal immediately followed at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. A repast will be held at the B.B. Cook Clubhouse, 597 Bangor Road in Troy, at 12:30 PM.
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DAVID EDWARD HOWE
PALMYRA — David Edward Howe, 57, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, surrounded by his family at EMMC in Bangor.
He was born on September 10, 1959, in Dexter, Maine, the son of the late Edward and Ann (Colby) Howe. He graduated from Nokomis High School with the class of 1977 and proudly served our country in the United States Army. He was employed for several years by the Hartland Tannery, Dexter Shoe and Howe’s Auto Body.
David loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, working in the woods and making maple syrup. He was very giving of anything that he had and loved his family very much. He enjoyed learning about the Native American history and sharing in its culture.
He is survived by his children, Sunnie Hall-Howe of Glenburn, Nicholas Howe of Dover-Foxcroft, Amanda Zeitler of Florida and Samantha Hughes of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Aidan, Allannah, Ashton, Avery, Abigail, Layton and Jonah; siblings, Richard Howe and wife, Nancy of Troy, Kathi Collins and husband Tony of Palmyra and Holly Cornelius and husband Darrell of Florida; nieces and nephews, Nathan, Nichole, Tammy, Christian, Corey, Erica, Megan, Kaiya and Kenlee; uncle and aunt, Bill and Laureen Colby of Hartland and aunt and uncle, Leona and Bob Ohlert of Florida; and several cousins
He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Ann Howe; his grandparents, Willis and Bernice Howe and Victor and Alice Colby and a special friend, Saleita Denham.
A Celebration of Life was held from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 11, at the Palmyra Community Center, 4 Madawaska Road, Palmyra, Maine. A committal with military honors followed at 5:30 p.m., at the Rogers Cemetery, Rogers Road, in Troy.
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DOROTHY T. BROOKS
ST. ALBANS — Dorothy T. Brooks, 75, died surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Pittsfield, Maine.
Dorothy was born on October 11, 1941, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Alexander and Theresa McLean. A loving homemaker and caregiver, she spent many years volunteering as a teacher's helper at St. Margaret’s Catholic school in Lowell, MA. Dottie loved living in Maine where she was happy being outdoors, gardening, taking care of animals, cooking, baking, playing card games. As an active member in her community church, Dottie enjoyed spending time as a choir member.
She is survived by her beloved dog Lola and three cats Princess, Fluffy, and Precious; her sisters, Barbara Hardy of Methuen, MA and Marion Holland of Jacksonville, FL; many nieces and nephews including Phyllis and Robert Hennessey of Saint Albans, ME and Denise Hennessey of Milford, NH; her brother in law John Brooks of Hartland, ME; and very special friends, Kevin and Cynthia Perrault of Hampton, NH, and their daughter and son, Michelle Perrault of Amesbury, MA and Kevin Perrault of Londonderry, NH. She was predeceased by her parents; and her loving husband, Joseph F. Brooks.
Visiting hours will be held at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, Maine, beginning at 8:30 AM on Thursday, June 15th. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 AM at the St. Agnes Catholic Church, 238 Detroit Street in Pittsfield. A private committal will immediately follow.
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MARIE E. PALMER
COLUMBUS, OHIO & BENTON – Marie Elizabeth (Poulin) Palmer, 76, passed away March 27, 2017. She was born January 9, 1941 in Winslow, a daughter of Leo and Ida (Rossignol) Poulin.
Marie was formerly employed at Laverdieres. She was a loving wife and mother. Marie was in her glory knitting or crocheting afghans and sweaters for family and friends. She enjoyed camping, gardening, and playing cards, especially pinochle and cribbage.
She is survived by her loving and heart broken husband Lloyd; son Lloyd, Jr.; sister Rita Stanton; special friends, Jake, Shirley and Val; sister in law Ruth; brother in law, Vernard (Mary); as well as friends and family too numerous to list.
Marie will join her mother Ida, sisters Ina and Theresa and brothers Henry, Clement, and Joe in Heaven.
Services will be held 1 PM Friday, June 9th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Friends may call from noon until the time of services. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital, P.O. Box 1000; Dep’t. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
BRUCE ALLEN TAYLOR
HARTLAND — Bruce Allen Taylor, 66, died suddenly on Monday morning February 6, 2017 at University of Vermont Medical Center from heart complications. He was born on July 3, 1950, to Curtis Lincoln Taylor and Diana Merlene (Webber) in Hartland.
At the age of 22, he joined the Army, upon discharge he returned to Hartland. After that, he held various jobs until settling permanently with his loving wife Carolyn in Highgate Center, VT, until her passing in 2007. At the time of his death he was employed by Wrights Excavating in Franklin, VT.
Bruce was an avid race car enthusiast who never missed a race at any of the local tracks. If one happened to get rained out, he was known to say “let’s find another track where it’s not raining.”
He was also a lover of the casino, always on the way back from the track to try his luck. He was looking forward to retiring to North Carolina this year with his companion Debbie Rouse where they had bought a home. Very excited about the adventure as he pointed out “four NASCAR tracks within 2 hours of us.”
Bruce is survived by his best friend and companion for the past 9 years Debbie Rouse. His children: Cassie Owen and husband Tim of Pittsburg, NH; Tina Lisenbury and husband Jeff of Westbrook, ME; Kim Garvey of Brunswick, ME; Matthew Taylor of Georgia, VT; and Paul Blazonis of Georgia, VT.
A brother Richard Taylor and wife Kathy of Hartland, ME; two sisters Dawna Taylor Thorpe and husband Simon of Hartland, ME, and Janie Taylor of Utah; and numerious grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother Diana in 1985, his father Curtis in 2005, his wife Carolyn in 2007 and a grandson Christopher Royce in 1991.
A Millitary Graveside Service will be held on June 10th 2017 at 2 PM at Pine Grove Cemetary in Hartland. Immediately following a Celebration of life at the home of Richard and Kathy Taylor on 51 Canaan Road in Pittsfield.




SHERRY L. BUSQUE
DEXTER — Sherry L. Busque, 73, passed away peacefully May 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 26, 1943 in Dexter, a daughter of Harvard and Dorothy (Thompson) Brawn, Sr. She was employed at Dexter Shoe Company and SAS Shoe, retiring in 2008.
Sherry was an avid flower gardener. She enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting and spending time with her family. She will be remembered as an animal lover.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Charles, of Dexter; a daughter, Roxie DuMont of Detroit; a step son, Joseph and wife Leigh Busque of Orrington; a sister, Victoria and husband William Gove of Pensacola, FL; 7 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Frank Mountain.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside funeral and committal service was held at 11 AM Tuesday, May 30th at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, with the Rev. David Gardiner officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the American Lung Association, 122 State Street, Augusta, ME 04330. Written condolences may be expressed at www.CrosbyNeal.com.




RUTH A. DONALDSON
NEWPORT – Ruth A. Donaldson, 81, died May 16, 2017 at a Bangor healthcare facility. She was born April 23, 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland, a daughter of Edward (E. Kenneth) and Sarah (Bennett) Albaugh. She graduated from Claymont High School in Delaware. She was proud to be the great great granddaughter of Francis Scott Key, author of “The Star Spangled Banner”.
Ruth married the “love of her life” Neal McKenzie September 16, 1956 and they had two children, Evelyn and David McKenzie. She married Wayne Donaldson in 1971 and had a son, Michael Donaldson.
She is survived by her son Mike and his wife Martha of Etna, who cared for her during her years of declining health; her daughter Evelyn Curtis of Pittsfield; a brother Edward and wife Jeannie Albaugh of South Weymouth, Mass; grandchildren Angie Curtis, JJ (John Joseph) Curtis, Neal and Bridgette McKenzie; great grandchildren Haylee and Logan Curtis; twin nieces, Susan Bennett and family and Karen Albaugh; and a nephew, Larry Albaugh.
Ruth was predeceased by her parents; her step mother of 50 years, Beatrice (Bea) Folsom Albaugh; her husbands Neal McKenzie and Wayne Donaldson; a son David McKenzie; and a great grandson Curtis Ramsdell.
Thank you with all our hearts to the marvelous, caring staff at the Phillips-Strickland House. You all made Ruth’s past year wonderful.
At her request, there will be no funeral services. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may sign an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
SUSAN “SUE” LYNN (WALLACE) PALMER

NEWPORT – Sue Palmer, 53, died May 12, 2017 at her residence.
She was born October 3, 1963 in Dexter, a daughter of Linwood “Wally” and Mary “Teresa” (Mossey) Wallace. Sue graduated from Dexter Regional High School, Class of 1982, and received an Associate’s Degree from Bangor Community College.
She was employed in the medical records department at Sebasticook Valley Hospital until her illness. She was a great wife, mother and grandmother.
Sue never let the child within her vanish. She loved to have fun. She enjoyed the outdoors; the “girl house” at Ripley Pond, ice fishing on Chamberlain Lake, motorcycle riding, visiting with family and friends at the fire pit, and spending time at home reading a good book.
Sue is survived by her parents, Wally and Sherrill Wallace, Mary “Teresa” and Roger Carr; and her husband Vernard, all of Newport; her son Jeffrey Giles of Detroit; her mother and father in law, Vernard and Mary Palmer of Newport; sister in law Pamela and husband Peter Petto of Weare, NH; step brothers, Mitchell Carr of Texas, and Kevin Carr of Ohio; step sisters, Pamela and husband Gaelo De La Fuente of Japan, Melissa and husband Jeffrey Amoroso of Newport, Sherri Leeeman of Newport, Kimberly and husband George Cummings of Brewer; and her special granddaughter, Ali Paige Giles. She is also survived by her “fur kids”, Harry and Lucy.
She was predeceased by her grandparents, Muriel “Nana” Micue, and Reginald and Catherine Mossey.
A memorial service was held at 11 AM Friday, May 19th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Friends called from 10 AM until the time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 B Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401.




ANITA G. COLOMY

DEXTER – Anita G. Colomy, 65, died May 13, 2017 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, following a long illness. She was born in Providence, RI, February 12, 1952, the daughter of Edward and Dorothy (Sansbury) Jaques Sr.
She graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island and Emmanuel College in Boston. On June 20, 1987 she married Les Colomy and moved to Dexter in September 2001. She loved her children, grandchildren, and her church family. Her favorite memories included camping, and caring for her flower gardens. She was very proud of her real estate license and loved helping people get their first home. She was active in the town working as the town Tax Assessor, and was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Dexter.
She is survived by her husband, Leslie “Les” Colomy of Dexter; 4 children, Michael Colomy and Nicholas Colomy, both of Dexter, Jeremy Schobel Sr. and his wife, Nicole of Garland, and Dina Lee Ford of Unity; a brother, Edward Jaques and his wife, Linda of RI; grandchildren, Jeremy Schobel Jr., Nathan Schobel, Caleb Schobel, William Slaughter II, Shelby Lee Slaughter, Brandon Hargis, and Tanya Ford; great grandchildren, Bridgette Rancourt, and Hennessy Miller.
She was predeceased by her parents; and a sister, Marion Bean.
Friends may call Monday May 22, 2017, at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Dexter from 11 AM until noon, followed by a funeral service at noon with Pastor George Dever officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.




SMITH LEROY BICKFORD
PITTSFIELD – Smith Leroy Bickford, 84, died on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Togus VA Medical Center.
Smith was born on November 2, 1932, in Dixmont, Maine, the son of the late Cecil and Elizabeth (Philbrick) Bickford. He proudly served our country in the United States Army. He was an equipment operator for both Tilcon and Pike Industries.
Smith was a fan of NASCAR and liked working in the woods with his horses. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Linda Fletcher and husband Paul Jr of China, Cecil Bickford and companion Jacqui Hanson of Etna, Bruce Bickford and companion, Holly King of Pittsfield, Yvette Davis and husband Dickie of Pittsfield, Polly Elderkin and husband Harvey of Hartland; grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Matthew, Molly, Amanda, Dawson, Arial, Erica, Patrick, Elizabeth, Luke, Bruce Jr., Dustin, Hannah, Christopher, Jennifer, Jenna, Harvey Jr and Tyler; and a very special granddaughter, Samantha who took excellent care of her grampie.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Pauline Bickford; and sons, Brent Meader and Smith Bickford Jr.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 PM, Friday, May 19th, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A committal with military honors will immediately follow at the Sawyer Cemetery, Route 7, in Plymouth.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.




KEVIN M. TRUDEAU
PITTSFIELD – Kevin Michael Trudeau, 31, died May 8, 2017 at a Bangor hospital following a long illness. He was born April 19, 1986 in Lowell, MA, a son of Robert and Marlene (Cullity) Trudeau. Kevin graduated from Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Class of 2004.
Kevin managed the Fletcher Farm on the Snakeroot Road in Pittsfield. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and Central Maine Trailblazers. He loved poker, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, snow plowing, working on mechanical things and hanging with family and friends.
He is survived by his mother Marlene Cullity and her significant other, Eugene White, both of Pittsfield; his girlfriend Jennifer Sanborn-Steiner and her sons, Ethan and Jake, all of Hartland; Aunt Alison and husband Eric Johnson, and their children, Nathan, Kasey, Tyler, Caleb, Nick and Zoey, Aunt Anna Gruber and her children, Robert and Keri, Aunt Lisa and husband Gary Carleton and children Bryan and Brandon, Aunt Pamela and husband Shawn Nadeau and their children Sara and Ainsley; Uncle Dwight Robson and his wife Lena Robinson and their children Mitchell and Will; extended family members Norman, Peggy, Darren, Tara and Munch Clarke; and his dog Dakota. He is also survived by special loved ones, Alice Ann Lary, Victoria Reed, Orabella Miguel, Michel Le Blanc and Leora Robinson.
Kevin was predeceased by his grandparents, Arthur and Alice Robson.
Friends called from 2 to 3:30 PM Friday, May 12th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Graveside committal services were held at 4 PM Friday at Pittsfield Village Cemetery, with Pastor Wade Townley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007-8001; or online at www.lung.org
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GERALD EDGAR MARTIN
HARTLAND – Gerald Edgar Martin, 91, passed away May 4, 2017 at his home in Hartland surrounded by his family. He was born August 5, 1925 in Hartland, the son of Ervin W. And Vivian (Cookson) Martin.
He was educated in the schools of Hartland and Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School in 1943. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Navy until his honorable discharge. On November 23, 1985 he married Patricia Bowman on St. Albans Mountain. He was a member of the Hartland Planning Board for over 40 years, was a full time member of the Mountain Boys and loved hunting, going to auctions and spending time at camp with his family.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia (Bowman) Martin of Hartland; 4 sons, Donald Martin and wife Kathy of Wallingford, Connecticut, Bradley Martin of Bryant Pond Maine, Eric Martin and wife Shelley of New Port Maine, special son, Skip Tash and wife Molly of Pittsfield Maine; 3 daughters, Judy Pike of Bryant Pond, Maine, Rebecca Martin of Salem, Massachusetts, Beverly Fenner of Lady Lake, Florida; grandchild, Savanna Knowles and husband AJ and great grandchild Kooper Vaughan; 20 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; brother, Raymond Martin and wife Beverly of Hartland, Maine; sister-in-law, Virginia Martin of Veazie, Maine; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Selden Martin.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Gerald's memory to the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Tim Kuespert, Fire Chief, PO Box 280, Hartland, ME 04943.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.



ELIZABETH ANN CHASE-COSBY
In loving memory of Elizabeth Ann Chase-Cosby, 58, also known as, Betsy Bowles, also known as, Aunter Betsy, who passed away unexpectedly February 25th in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Elizabeth was the daughter of Kevin Bowles and Doris Sargent, and was born September 15, 1958 in Bellowsfalls, VT. Betsy grew up in Epping, NH, where she attended and graduated from Epping High School. She had many friends and was easily liked. With her friendly down to earth, easy going spirit and her talent in all kinds of crafts (from cooking to making jewelry) she brought joy to many people's lives. A fond lover of nature, and of all animals; she would take in any creatures in need, She would nurture them and help them and that loving caring nature of her’s extended to all the people in her life. She lived a simple life, as she wanted to, and it was filled with adventures. She had many travels around the U.S. and saw more of our beautiful country than most.
Elizabeth formerly lived and owned property in Plymouth, ME, which she loved and there she was able to live as she wanted. She touched many lives there in Plymouth and surrounding towns with her work in home health care and in group homes for the disabled.
Elizabeth will be missed by many and is survived by her mother, Doris Sargent of New Hampshire; daughters Jasmine Cain of Arkansas and Chelsea Cosby of Texas; don Reagh Greenleaf, Jr. of Vermont; sister Katherine Tuck of Maine; brother Michael Bowles of New Hampshire; nieces Sarah Tuck, Lillian Tuck and Molly Rush all of Maine; stepmother Avis Bowles and daughter Ginny and family of North Carolina. There are also countless friends and relatives that love her and will miss her. Our free spirited Elizabeth, your spirit is free.



ALLEN HOMER BROWN
CORINNA — Allen Homer Brown (Butch, Brownie, Dad, Bumpa) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on April 27, 2017 at 1:10 AM, while an inpatient at Wuesthoff Medical Center in Rockledge FL, following and prior to complications involving open heart surgery. During which time it was discovered that he had suffered several prior heart attacks and a stroke, in recent years.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, Agnes and Homer Brown of Corinna, Maine, and by his mother in law, Marilyn Clark of Barefoot Bay, FL.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years Linda Edgerly Brown, his daughter Kimberly Brown Lovley, her husband Jason (whom Allen loved as a son), their children Noah Nick and Ava, all of Newport, ME, and by his son Timothy Allen Brown of Corinna and Gorham, ME. He is also survived by his father in law Gordon Clark of Florida, his sister Linda Allen, her husband Mike, niece Michelle and her family, nephew Paul and his family, sister Donna McKusick, nephew Peter Ruksznis and his family, niece Nichole Ruksznis and her family, brother in law Alan Clark, his wife Julie, nephew Kenneth Clark and his family, sister in law Gail Hall, niece Misty Lary and her family and niece Bobbi Hoffmann (who Allen and Linda helped to raise) and her family. As well as by many other extended family members. He loved each and every one dearly.
Allen will be fondly remembered for his likable, kind, and humble down to earth demeanor and his compassionate and generous heart. He was a hard worker, starting at the bottom rung of the ladder as a truck driver in the food business and worked his way up to corporate management and to Vice President of Jordan's Foods in Westbrook and Bangor, ME. He was an Entrepreneur and Business Owner of past Brown Investments, past sole owner of five Maine restaurants, The Village Square in Corinna, Noah's Landing in Dexter, Nick's Whistlestop in Pittsfield, Ava's Place in Guilford and The Sail-In Cafe in Newport. As well as past co-owner with his wife Linda of Brown's General Store, Maine-ly Country Gift Shoppe and Kim's Cone, and The Carriage House Inn.
Allen graduated from Nokomis Regional High in 1969 in Newport, ME, as well as graduating with Certifications in Management, Food and Chemical Industry at Carol Chemical Co. and Kent Equipment Co. in Garland, Texas. He served in the National Guard, was a Mason and a member of Morses Corner Baptist Church as well as attending many other churches in Maine and First Baptist Church in Micco, FL.
Over the years, he enjoyed many activities, firstly hunting. He was well known and loved as an avid hunter, awarded Biggest Buck Club in 1999 and 2008, as well as gardening, building, golfing, skiing, fishing, boating, island life, just chatting over coffee, being with those he loved, and most of all, spending time with his family, especially his pride and joy, Noah, Nick and Ava and his beloved dog, Baxter.
In his short retirement years, although his health was quickly fading, he loved living with Linda at their place in Florida winters, going for rides, walking Baxter, relaxing in his recliner, taking control of the remote, and going to Walmart! Allen enjoyed the simple uncomplicated things in life and was ever grateful and appreciative of all that surrounded him. He adored his family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who loved him. The greatest lesson that he taught and exemplified to his family was that true success in life, is not in success itself, it is in loving your family, working hard, trying your best, giving it your all, and if you fall down in life, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep on keeping on; with humility, integrity, and faith.
Due to cremation in Florida, a Celebration of Life will be held on June 10th, 2017, at 2 PM, at Morses Corner Baptist Church in Corinna, ME, followed by refreshments. Pastor George Wardwell officiating.
Donations for a Scholarship Fund for Noah Nick and Ava may be sent to Linda Brown at 111 Newport Road, Corinna, ME 04928.


RICHARD ALLEN LEAHY, SR.
PITTSFIELD — Richard Allen Leahy, Sr., 71, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017, surrounded by his family at his home in Pittsfield.
He was born on September 13, 1945, in Barre, Vermont, the son of the late James and Corrine (Blanchard) Sr. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy loading missiles on a nuclear sub tender and serving as a crane operator. He was employed as a machine operator for over 30 years at Sonoco in Pittsfield. After his retirement, he managed the Pittsfield Motor Inn.
Richard was a devoted Red Sox fan. He loved antiques and was an avid collector of many things. He loved dogs, enjoyed listening to Elvis and spending quality time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Alexandria “Sandi” Leahy of Pittsfield; his sons, Richard Leahy Jr and wife, Diane, of Pittsfield and James Leahy of Burnham; grandchildren, Patrick, Cody, Daniel, Alexander and Anthony; brother, Jim Leahy and wife, Uri, of Sylmar, California; sister-in-law, Isabelle Castellano; special nephew, Salvatore Castellano Jr; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
He was predeceased by his parents; sisters, Cathy Huffmaster and Janice Britton; and brother-in-law, Salvatore Castellano, Sr.
A gathering was held by the family at 9 a.m., Sunday, May 7, at Richard and Sandy’s Home, 108 C Street, Pittsfield, Maine.
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EDITH M. WIETZKE
HARTLAND — Edith M. Wietzke, 94, died peacefully on Thursday, February 09, 2017, in Dover-Foxcroft.
Edith was born on August 26, 1922, in Linden, New Jersey, one of eight children to the late John and Agnes (Maurice) Evans. She attended the local Linden schools and graduated from Linden High School.
Edith was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of her family and being involved in her children’s school activities. She served as a past PTA president as well volunteered in the Cub Scouts. She was a telephone operator during WWII, worked as a matron at the county jail and was an Avon representative for several years. Edith was a member of the Eastern Star and was very active in her home church, Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church of Hartland.
She is survived by her son, Dale Wietzke of Jamestown, California; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Dubois of Freehold, New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; daughter, Rosalie Collins; two sons, Chuckie Wietzke and Doug Wietzke; and six siblings, Ruth, Ethel, Tommy, Harry, Almer and Jackie.
A graveside service along with an Eastern Star Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Hartland with Pastor Jim Boughman officiating.
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ANNE MARIE KENT
CORINNA — Anne Marie Kent, 57, passed away April 29, 2017 at a Bangor hospital following a brief illness. She was born April 3, 1960 in Haverhill, MA, a daughter of Henry and Dorothy (German) Goulet.
After moving to Corinna with her family she worked as a potato processer for Roland Dorman in Exeter. She will be remembered as a hard worker. Anne also made exceptional Christmas wreaths each year. She enjoyed going to Bingo. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother always putting others first. She will be deeply missed by all who were blessed by her presence.
She is survived by her husband Brian; 2 sons, Shaun and Justin; and granddaughters, Hailey, Roberta, Mercedes, Juliana and Melody. She was predeceased by her son, Brian, Jr. on March 9, 1998.
A memorial service will be held at the coast in the summer. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. 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 www.CrosbyNeal.com.
EDWARD MERRILL COOMBS
DEXTER – Edward Merrill Coombs, 91, of Dexter and Castine, died at 4:00 AM on Monday, April, 24, 2017 with his daughter at his side in her home. He was born in Castine on May 5, 1925 to George and Edith Coombs. He was predeceased by his wife Irene Rumney Coombs after enjoying 64 years of marriage.
Edward grew up in and around Castine. His lifelong entrepreneurial spirit was apparent at the age of nine when he began publishing a local newspaper that he named The Green Street News. It was printed and sold for 2 cents per copy using a typewriter and a self-made hectograph from 1934 to 1936. The series was bound and reprinted as a historical account of local goings on of Castine life by the Witherle Memorial Library in 1996.
Edward started his career as a radio operator employed by Pan American Airways in the early days of commercial fight service on-board a Sikorsky S-42 clipper flying boat. He joined the Navy during the Second World War where he worked to decode intercepts in the Pacific theater on-board a Navy Destroyer Escort.
Upon Edward’s return from the war, he attended the University Of Maine at Orono and earned a degree in Electrical Engineering with assistance from the G.I. Bill. He was employed by RCA, New England Telephone and Bell Systems, working on cutting edge technologies such as advancement of analog television tuning, microwave technology, and on the communication systems for the Apollo Space Missions. Prior to his retirement, he moved to Iran to serve as an electronic communication consulting engineer for Bell Systems.
In retirement, he devoted his life to his family, and his varied hobbies. He loved to hunt and fish. He built and flew radio controlled boats, planes, helicopters, and drones. He enjoyed genealogical research. He taught his grandsons the lifelong skill of tinkering...In short he was a very cool grandfather.
Edward is survived by two children, Diane Bartlett and her husband James of Dexter, and Edward G. Coombs of Middleton, Rhode Island; two special brother-in-laws, John Rumney of Hampden, Kenneth Rumney of Standish; four grandsons, James Hatch and wife Teri of Bangor, Matthew Hatch and Wife Stacey of Pittsfield, Daniel Bartlett and wife Susan of Gaithersburg, MD, Joseph Bartlett and significant other Gail of Dexter; and seven great-grandchildren, Shauna, Jonathan, Emelyn, Moriah, Madalyn, Akeem James (AJ) and Chamberlain.
A private graveside Service will be held June 3 at the Castine Cemetery.




ELIZABETH “BETTY” P. ROBBINS
DEXTER – Elizabeth “Betty” P. Robbins, 87, formerly of Hartland, died peacefully on April 25, 2017, in Bangor.
Elizabeth was born on December 5, 1929, in Garland, Maine, the daughter of the late Lewis and Gladys (Lowell) Dearborn. She worked for several years at the Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna and the Northeast Shoe in Pittsfield.
Betty absolutely loved BINGO! She would go regularly to Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Corinna, and occasionally to Bangor. She enjoyed going to the casino and putting jigsaw puzzles together.
She is survived by her children, Gale Carlow of Hartland, Dale Robbins and his wife, Lorna of Hermon, Carla Reynolds of Palmyra, Carle A. Robbins, Jr. and his companion, Tammy, of Canaan and Teresa Robbins of Palmyra; brother, Wayne Dearborn and wife, Donna, of Dexter and Connecticut; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Carle A. Robbins, Sr; an infant sister; her sister, Susie Cook; two brothers, Lyle Dearborn and Frank “Jack” Dearborn; and a son-in-law, Juan Carlow.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Benny and Diane Perkins for their loving care of mom this last year.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, Maine. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Evergreen Cemetery, Campbell Road in Garland.
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NANCY B. WEBBER
PITTSFIELD – Nancy B. Webber, 84, formerly of Bloomfield, CT, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in Pittsfield.
Born on March 25, 1933, in Hartford, CT, she was the daughter of the late Gladys Hathaway Burnham and Robert Burnham. She was raised by her mom and stepdad, Edward T. Garvin, lovingly known as Pop, in West Hartford, CT, and graduated from Hall High School.
Nancy enjoyed knitting, crocheting, square dancing and listening to all kinds of music. She also liked to read and work on puzzle books. She especially loved spending time at the family camp in St. Albans.
She is survived by her children, Dana Webber Jr of St. Albans, Linda Arn and husband, Jonathan, of East Granby, CT and Kenneth Webber and wife, Cindy, of Pittsfield; grandchildren, Katelyn Rau and husband, David, Justin Arn and Rhonda Kinney; 3 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Dana Webber Sr in 1993; and two sisters, Dorothea Felber and Barbara O’Brien.
The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for the wonderful care given to our mom.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the SVH Family Room, 447 North Main Street, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967, in Nancy’s memory.
A private gathering will be held by family and friends this summer.
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ETHEL F. TAYLOR
HARTLAND – Ethel Florence (Byram) Taylor, 104 years of age, passed away on April 11, 2017 at the Cedar Ridge Nursing Home in Skowhegan.
Ethel was born March 6, 1913, in St. Leonards, New Brunswick, the daughter of Alfred & Annie (Diamond) Byram. She was one of 10 children. Ethel married Turney Taylor and together they raised seven children while operating their own dairy farm. As well as being a homemaker and wife, Ethel was employed by the Tannery in Hartland and Northeast Shoe in Pittsfield. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren as well as many hobbies - knitting, crocheting, quilting, writing poetry and was an avid Scrabble player. Ethel received the Golden Cane from the towns of Hartland as well as Palmyra where she moved in 2012, to reside with her daughter, Juanita and great grandson Joel. She was a longtime member of the Hartland Baptist Church.
Ethel is survived by seven children, Turney and wife Elaine of Bangor, Juanita Robinson of Palmyra, Alene and husband David Goodridge of Canaan, Alfred and wife Marcia Taylor of Georgia, Allyn and wife Jane Taylor of South Carolina, Terry Lynn and husband Guy Lumpkin of Texas, and Kirk Taylor of Stetson; a sister, Ruth Watson of Mass.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband Turney S. Taylor on Oct. 12, 1981.
Graveside committal services will be held at the Palmyra Village Cemetery later in the spring. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to: The Hartland Baptist Church, P. O. Box 510, Hartland, ME 04943
VERDA LOUISE (WOODMAN) WILSON
PITTSFIELD – Verda Louise (Woodman) Wilson, 82 years old, went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning April 22, 2017, after fighting a courageous battle of cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Verda was born to Fred and Myrtle (Hunt) Woodman in Saint Albans, Maine. She was the fourth sibling of a family of six. She grew up in Saint Albans and completed school through the 8th grade. She resided in Saint Albans and was employed at Norwalk Shoe in Skowhegan, Maine. Then later in life was employed at Irving Tanning Company in Hartland, Maine for over 20 years and then moved to Florida where she resided. She was employed in Florida at Holiday Fashions and at a sheet metal factory where she eventually retired from. She loved to go fishing, gardening, flea marketing, yard saling, play cards, and her greatest joy in life was dancing. After retiring from work she and her husband would travel to Maine in the summer to spend time with family and then head back to Florida in the winter.
Verda is survived by her loving husband, Lynwood Wilson Jr; and her children, Rosa M. Carlow and husband John of St. Albans, Robert M. Ramsdell Jr. and wife Tara of Newport/Richey FL, Barbara J. Cowing and husband Dean of St. Albans, Cleba Whittemore and wife Merina of Hartland, Lynwood Wilson III of South Carolina, Scott Wilson of Clinton, Lori Wilson of Pittsfield, Lisa Kramer and husband Kraig of Pittsfield; and siblings, Alpine Taylor and partner Frank St. Louis, Reginald Woodman and wife Caroline, Florence Grignon and husband Edward Grignon Sr; and several grandkids, great-grandkids, nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Myrtle Woodman; brothers, Clifton Woodman and Gordon Woodman; a daughter, Tabitha; grandson, Cory Ramsdell; granddaughter, Joshan Ramsdell; and great-grandson, Isaiah Ramsdell.



SHARON ROSE CUMMINGS
NEWPORT – Sharon Rose Cummings, 41, of Newport passed away on April 7, 2017. Sharon enjoyed spending time at the lake, going to the movies, and was skilled at a variety of crafts. She had enjoyed day trips to a variety of Maine landmarks over the past few years including Acadia National Park, Belfast, Lamoine State Park, Peaks Kenny State Park, and the Common Ground Fair. She especially loved having picnics at state parks and finding sand dollars at the ocean.
Sharon saw the beauty in the little things others often overlook. Sharon was an avid New England Patriots fan and wore her Patriot's hat with pride. Sharon loved to make the people around her happy. She always had a playful smile and giggle that would brighten anyone's day. Sharon had an amazing sense of humor, was quick witted, and always had a snappy comeback. Sharon always recognized our country's service men and women when she met them in public and showed her appreciation by thanking them for their service.
Sharon is survived by her three beloved cats, Zebbie, Zeveie, and Zarry. Sharon will be remembered fondly by her special friends, Pauline, Tom, Mary, Shelley, Angela, Marjorie, Karen and Carol.
A memorial service will be held on May 5th at 6 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal church in Palmyra with Reverend Laura Peckham officiating.
DAVID V. PUSHOR
EXETER – David Pushor, 89, died April 17, 2017 at a Bangor nursing facility. He was born January 5, 1928 in Exeter, a son of Merton and Mary (Thomas) Pushor. David was a longtime employee of Eastern Fine Paper. When the mill closed he moved to Florida and worked at a paper mill there. He later worked at Anheuser Bush in Jacksonville, FL, moving back to Maine and retiring after working with a bridge maintenance crew.
He is survived by his ex-wife and the mother of his children, Shirley of Zephyrhills, FL; 2 sons, Peter of Exeter and Timothy of Hartland; a daughter, Ruth and husband Jack Davis of Jacksonville, FL; 4 grandchildren, Kristen, Kimberly, Amy and Amanda; 2 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM Saturday, April 22nd, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Friends called from 10 AM until the time of services. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Etna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
SUSANNE “SUE” M. (VESECKY) MCCLURE
GREENVILLE — Susanne “Sue” M. (Vesecky) McClure, 61, died unexpectedly March 15, 2017 at CA Dean Hospital in Greenville. She was born January 13, 1956 in Wiesbaden, Germany, the daughter of Russell and Glenda (Kohn) Vesecky.
Sue moved from Florida to Harmony after becoming a United States citizen in October 1964. In 1975 upon graduating from high school. She served several years in the US Army and worked 27 years as a binder technician for a printing company in Portland.
She is survived by her loving husband, Steven McClure of Greenville; daughter Heidi of Florida; brother, Saul of Florida; father of Waterville. She was predeceased by her mother, Gerty; and Jerry St. Thomas of Gorham.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.



WENDELL E. PROSSER
PITTSFIELD – Wendell Eugene Prosser, 87, went to be with the Lord April 14, 1917. He was born April 7, 1930 in Monticello a son of Frank and Mildred (Kneeland) Prosser.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1950 and married to the former Meriem Murphy on December 18, 1954. He was a self-employed auto and truck mechanic in Mass. For 30 years. After they returned to Maine he was a licensed Master electrician and was employed at Irving Tanning, RSJ Electric, and worked many years as a self- employed electrician.
He was a member of the Solid Rock Church of God in Pittsfield, a long-time member of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, and he enjoyed serving as a chaplain and ministering in local hospitals and nursing homes. Wendell loved the Lord and his church family with all his heart.
In addition to his wife of Pittsfield, he is survived by 2 children, Sharon Hogan and Bonnie Drost; 2 adopted children, Douglas Murphy and Patricia Sevener; his sister, Carolyn Graham; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held at 11 AM Wednesday with the Rev. Tom Duperry officiating. Committal services will be held at Village Cemetery, Pittsfield, later in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Solid Rock Church of God, P.O. Box 122, Pittsfield, ME 04967. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com



RICHARD P. CONFREY
NEWPORT — Richard P. Confrey, 77, passed away at the Sebasticook Valley Hospital on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from an illness.
He was born in New Haven, CT on January 25, 1940 and learned to survive by his wits at a very early age. He may not be missed by all, but he will be remembered by many who knew him.
His every need was met by his loving wife of many years, who survives him. He is also survived by his sister, two nephews and two daughters.
At his request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
In lieu of flowers or cards, please send donations to the National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.
WILLIAM “BUSTER” SANBORN, SR.
CORINNA – William Arthur Sanborn, Sr., 65, died April 16, 2017 at a Bangor hospital following a brief illness. He was born May 1, 1951 in Hartland, a son of William Daniel and Reta (Seaver) Sanborn.
Buster worked at Eastland Woolen Mill, Ron Paradis Construction, and retired from Newport Industrial Fabrication. He was president of the Big Indian Fish and Game Archery Club, will be remembered as an avid hunter and loved mixed martial arts.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Brenda of Corinna; his mother in law, Arlene Mooers of Exeter; a son William Jr. and wife Carrie of Garland; a daughter Amy and husband Kevin Ronco of Sangerville; 3 brothers, Edward and friend Linda of Detroit, Perley and wife Joyce of Freedom, Tony and wife Ellen of Unity; 3 grandchildren, Ashley, Devin and Hunter; 1 great grandson William; 3 brothers in law, Ralph, Rodney and Roger Mooers; as well as nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Sheila Bournival, and his grandson William III.
Graveside committal services were held 11 AM Friday, April 21st, at the family lot, Corinna Center Cemetery with Pastor Mike Abbott officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com



PETER G. MELANSON, SR.
PALMYRA — Peter G. Melanson, Sr., 71, died April 7, 2017, at a Pittsfield hospital after a brief illness. He was born February 20, 1946, in Lincoln, the son of Bennie and Bessie (Dicker) Melanson. He married Joanne Murphy of Palmyra, January 29, 2012 after many years of being together. He retired from the U.S. Army after serving 26 years, where he began a government career including the U.S. Postal Service that spanned 18 years. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved gardening and spending time at their camper with his two companions, Sophie and Daisy Mae. He was predeceased by his mother, father and brother-in-law Errol Bowman. Surviving are his wife, Joanne Melanson of Palmyra; two sons, Peter Jr (Bonnie) of Hartland and Ronnie (Stephanie) of Santee, CA; two step-sons, Lother Meier of Bamberg Germany and Jimmy Meier of Clarksburg, TN; a sister, Joyce Bowman of St. Albans; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Sebasticook Valley Health for their care and compassion. At his request, there will be no funeral. A private family service will be planned at a later date.



SUSAN BRODA HYDORN
ATHENS — Susan Broda Hydorn passed away April 2, 2017, after a long illness, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Newton, New Jersey to Margaret (Goldsmith) and William E. Hydorn. She graduated from Memorial High School in Middleboro, MA in 1965 and went into the field of entomology, receiving her BS from the University of Massachusetts, her MS from the University of Florida, and her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
In her work as an entomologist she lived in several places, including Old Town, Maine, and in New York, Miami, and Baltimore where she worked as customs inspector and as insect identifier and drew scientific illustrations of many insects. She also traveled to many places, as far away as China, presenting her work on thrips, an agricultural pest.
Susan was a veteran. Her time in the Army was spent as a medical entomologist, educating doctors on insect-borne tropical diseases. Susan was artistic and always liked to draw and paint. She was a knitter and an accomplished seamstress. She played cello and piano, and loved to sing. She joined and served in a church everywhere she lived and always sang in the choir. Through her whole life her faith in God was her firm foundation.
Susan loved her family and always stayed in touch with us all, wherever she lived.
She was predeceased by her father, William Hydorn, and is survived by her mother, Margaret Hydorn, her brother, Dr. Thomas Hydorn (Donna Farrell) of Amherst, Nova Scotia, her sisters, Sarah Hydorn (Peter Armstrong) of Durham, New Hampshire, Mary Jane Sorensen (Earl) of Saint Albans, and her special sister Elizabeth Gagnon of Saint Albans, who supported and cared for her during her last years, and her 13 nephews and nieces and their families, each of them very dear to her.
We are so proud of you, Susan, for all you accomplished in your life in spite of your lifelong struggle with what today we call Asperger's. We will always miss you.
A private graveside service will be held in the spring at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta. At the request of the family there will be no visitation hours.
Friends wishing may make donations in Susan’s memory to the Sierra Club Foundation, 2101 Webster Street, Suite 1250, Oakland, CA 94612, foundation@sierraclubfoundation.org
Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.


JOYCE ELAINE RICHARDS
GUILFORD – Joyce Elaine Richards, age 63, of Guilford lost her battle with COPD on March 29th at Mayo Regional Hospital surrounded by her family. Joyce was born August 13, 1953 to Ruth Church and Russell Parsons.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jeffrey Richards of Guilford. Daughter Trudy and her husband Jim Iams of Wilton. Granddaughter Sonja and her husband Justin Norwood of Gardiner and their daughter Elizabeth. Grandson James Iams of Barnesville, Ohio. Grandson Jonathan Iams and his girlfriend Adriana Miniutti of Farmington. Joyce is also survived by her sister Patsy and her husband Michael Magee of Corinna. A brother Danny and his wife Vicki Parsons of Boca Raton Florida, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to her family she leaves behind kind caring in-laws. Mother-in-law Rochelle Brown. Sister-in-law Teresa and her husband Tim Hughes. Brother-in-law Gregory and his wife Sally Richards. Sister-in-law Heidi and her husband Tim Packard. Sister-in-law Terrie-Ann Stupakewicz. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Gary, brother Eugene and sister Sharon.
There will be no funeral at her request. When asked of her grandchildren what they would remember most about their grandmother it was her love and generosity that they would remember. As her final generous act, in lieu of flowers she requested that donations of money or volunteer time be given to the Unitarian Universalist Church Food Pantry in Sangerville Maine. The pantry can be contacted at 876-4926. The family would like to extend thanks to the staff of Guilford Medical Associates and the staff of Mayo Regional Hospital for her care during her illness, as well with special thanks to the Emergency Room nurses and physicians for your kindness and compassion in her final hours. The family would also like to recognize Pastor Ray for his dedication, compassion and ability to comfort families in difficult times.
CELIA ETTA HEWINS
HARTLAND – Celia Etta Hewins, 94, died peacefully on April 4, 2017, in Pittsfield.
Celia was born on April 9, 1922, in Oakfield, Maine, the daughter of the late Milo and Lillian (Jones) Richards. She married Walter Hewins and together they raised 13 children. She liked cooking, reading, playing cards and the game of Yahtzee. She spent hours knitting and teaching others how to knit. She really enjoyed doing word search and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her children, Coral Hewins and wife, Patricia, Wesley Hewins and wife, Arlene, Walter “Gene” Hewins and wife, Melinda, Delores “Dee Dee” Adams and husband, Stephen, Dwight Hewins and wife, Evelyn, Donna Hewins, Wayne Hewins and wife, Leandra, Gail Burke and husband, Reggie, Ronald Hewins and companion, Vanessa, Alan Hewins and wife, Suzanne and Lois Hewins; 36 grandchildren; many great and great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Hewins; son, Vernon Hewins; daughter, Darlene Hewins; and siblings, Bill Jones, Odie Getchell, Edna Getchell, Buff Richards, Albert Richards and Faye Vanadestine.
A gathering will be held by the family in May.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


MARY ALMEDA PAGE
TROY – Marie Davis, 93, died March 30, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born May 19, 1923 in Caribou, a daughter of LaForest and Amy (Levesque) Walker.
She worked at Northeast Shoe, and later, SAS, Pittsfield for 50 years. Marie held the Boston Post cane as the oldest resident of the Town of Troy. She loved camping and enjoyed attending the Fryeburg Fair.
She is survived by a son, Larry Davis of Troy; a daughter Linda Gould and friend Richard Bartlett of Exeter; a brother Roger Walker of Florida; grandchildren and their spouses, Nikki and Harold, Derek and Tisha, Sean and Chanda, Shannon and Tyler, Brent and Melissa, Adam and Aaron; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and 2 special friends, Dot Dunphy and Rae Jean Miville. Marie was predeceased by her husband Clyde, her son Paul, and her sister Joyce Withee.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held at 2 PM Wednesday, April 5th, with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Burial will be in Pittsfield Village Cemetery, later in the spring. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com


WILLIAM “BILL” HOLMES
PALMYRA – William “Bill” C. Holmes, 75, died April 1, 2017. He was born May 20, 1941, in Denver, CO, son of Wesley C. and Louise M. (Schaal) Holmes of Burlington, CO.
Bill was an avid Broncos fan, and a talented football player, making all conference his senior year in high school in Burlington, CO. He graduated from Colorado University with a bachelors degree in physics engineering. During the Vietnam War, he worked at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, after which he went in business with his father as an electrician. Eventually he began contracting work all over the country as an electrical designer, and lived in 19 different states.
In Burlington, Bill served as president of the local Jaycees and the Northern Colorado Jaycees. In 2004, he helped found The Maine Beacon Center for Spiritual Living in Gorham. Bill was known and loved by those who knew him for his sharp sense of humor, love of the water, great cooking, and his peaceful nature. He enjoyed traveling, reading, swimming, and square and round dancing.
He is survived by his wife the Rev., Linda Emery Holmes of Palmyra; son Cully Holmes and wife Diann of Parker, CO; son Todd Holmes of Burlington, CO; daughter Nancy Gilley and husband Melvin of Burlington, CO; step-daughter Kathryn Ballard and husband George of Troutdale, OR; step-son Todd Tracy and wife Theresa of Monroe; sister Evelyn Waitman of Hotchkiss, CO; grandchildren Kaleb and Emily Gilley; Cameron, Wesley and Sierra Holmes; step-granddaughter Ashleigh Goslee; 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his grandson Jeffery Gilley, and his first wife B. Lynne Ruiz of Burlington, CO.
Bill’s family extends special thanks to his long-time caregiver, Julie Brown, Maine General Hospice, Beacon Hospice, and Hibbard Skilled Nursing & Retirement Center for their care and support.
A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life was held at the First Universalist Church in Pittsfield on Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Julianne Bousquet officiating and a reception followed at the church. An additional service will be held in Burlington, CO, the time and place to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to Maine General Hospice, 10 Water Street, Suite 307, Waterville, ME 04901.
Condolences may be expressed at CrosbyNeal.com.
MARIE A. DAVIS
TROY – Marie Davis, 93, died March 30, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born May 19, 1923 in Caribou, a daughter of LaForest and Amy (Levesque) Walker.
She worked at Northeast Shoe, and later, SAS, Pittsfield for 50 years. Marie held the Boston Post cane as the oldest resident of the Town of Troy. She loved camping and enjoyed attending the Fryeburg Fair.
She is survived by a son, Larry Davis of Troy; a daughter Linda Gould and friend Richard Bartlett of Exeter; a brother Roger Walker of Florida; grandchildren and their spouses, Nikki and Harold, Derek and Tisha, Sean and Chanda, Shannon and Tyler, Brent and Melissa, Adam and Aaron; 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and 2 special friends, Dot Dunphy and Rae Jean Miville. Marie was predeceased by her husband Clyde, her son Paul, and her sister Joyce Withee.
Friends called from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services were held at 2 PM Wednesday, April 5th, with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Burial will be in Pittsfield Village Cemetery, later in the spring. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com


ELIZABETH LEONA BUZZELL
ATHENS – Elizabeth Leona Buzzell, at 86, was called into the presence of her God and Savior on April 1, 2017. She was born in Athens, Maine, on August 3, 1930 the daughter of Lyman and Mildred (Braley) Buzzell.
She attended the Coston Corner School and Somerset Academy of Athens, Maine. Elizabeth was a caring, giving person who over the years was a devoted caregiver to members of her family and many others. She was a homemaker to her brothers and father. She took care of the home and made sure after work they set down to a country style meal with plenty of hot biscuits, pies, etc.
She was never married, but at seventeen took on the responsibility of raising her newborn nephew because of the sickness and death of his mother. In her last months of life she often mentioned this aspect of her life, and said she would do it all over again.
Over the years she enjoyed sewing, cooking, and gardening. In the winter months she did a lot of reading and loved to put puzzles together.
She worked fifteen years at the Delong Sportswear, Inc., in Harmony, Maine making sportswear products.
In the years before her health failed she lived with her brother, Lewis, and they enjoyed those years together. They had a special bond, each helping the other. In her lifetime served unselfishly putting the needs of others before herself. At times in this life it seems she never got the recognition she deserved. The Lord has seen her labors. In these last months she had a sweet spirit of trust in the Lord.
Elizabeth was predeceased by her parents, an infant brother, Earnest, her brothers, Lawrence L. Buzzell, and Charles S. Buzzell.
She is survived her brother Lewis A. Buzzell and her nephew, Albert C. Buzzell and his wife Margaret of Canaan, several cousins and special friends. Barbara Starbird was a life-long neighbor and special friend.
Robert and Jean Turnbull and Sharon and Scott Carr were also special friends. She was known as “Auntie” by the Hall Family who were close neighbors.
The family expresses appreciation to all the staff at the Sanfield Living Center in Hartland, Maine, for their loving care and devoted service in keeping Elizabeth comfortable during her six month stay. Their love and devotion to her care is much appreciated.
A graveside service will be held later in the spring at the Mount Rest Cemetery in Athens, Maine, with Rev. Kevin Brooks of Canaan Calvary Church will officiate the service.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine.


REV. VASHA PIERMONT
ETNA – Rev. Vasha Piermont, 70, went to be with the Lord April 1, 2017. She was born in Chester, PA, August 17, 1946 to Joseph and Laura Piermont. She was pastor of the Etna Foursquare Gospel Church where she ministered in word and song. She has run and completed 7 marathons. Vasha was a lover of people. She also served as chaplain of the Etna Fire Department. Vasha traveled the world, went on missionary trips and loved to speak at revival services in many churches.
She is survived by her brother Joseph Piermont of Aston, PA; a girl whom she helped raise as a daughter, Jill Lynn Bresseur of Urichsville, OH, and Jill’s son, Asher Grey. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister Caroll Demarcello.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Easter Sunday, April 16th, at the Etna Foursquare Gospel Church, 1116 Lakins Road, Etna, with the Rev. Teri Orewiler officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. “In loving thoughts: Pastors Hermon and Audrey Trenton, thank you for love and prayers, the Team of prayer warriors and all my beloved friends.” Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
MAUDE (TARDY) SMITH
NEWPORT – Maude Smith, died March 31, 2017 at a Pittsfield hospital with her son by her side. She was born in Newport, the 7th child of Guy and Mabel (Prescott) Smith. She graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1949. Maude “Maudie” was past president of the class and was past president of the Newport High School Alumni Association. She married Sidney Smith Jr. and had 2 sons.
Maude worked for a time as a cashier at Golden’s IGA Foodliner in Caribou, and later at the IGA and Bud’s Shop N’ Save in Pittsfield. She was also a photographer for the Eastern Gazette and the Pittsfield Advertiser. She was a waitress at the Yankee Restaurant in Newport for many years. She knit many shawls, sweaters and mittens for the church and hospital. Maude loved games and keeping in touch with her family members on the computer. She always had a Chihuahua dog as a companion and also enjoyed sharing memories with loved ones and friends. She had a fulfilling life, will be truly missed and never forgotten. Until we see you again, love you, promise.
She was a member of the People’s United Methodist Church, Nokomis Chapter, # 42, Order of The Eastern Star, Newport Senior Citizens, a 64 year member of Barrows-Skidgel American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 105, where she served as president and historian for many years, and a life member of the Lester Knowlton VFW # 9389 Auxiliary in Caribou.
She is survived by a son, David of Alabama and Newport; a sister Janace Wesley of Florida; a brother and wife Elden and Sylvia Tardy of Newport; 3 granddaughters, Dawn Smith and partner David of Virginia, Cassandra Dobson and husband Rob of Acton, Madison and husband Eric Gray of Windham; 4 great grandchildren, Bennie, Hunter and Robby Dobson of Acton, and Sidney Gray of Windham; many nieces and nephews.
Maude was predeceased by her husband Sidney; her son Dorne; sisters, Helen Melanson, Mary Brewer and Ruth Emery; and brothers, Joseph, Norman, and Raymond Tardy.
Graveside committal services will be held later in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com


JOAN E. SMALL
PALMYRA — Joan E. Small, 72, passed away March 27, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 27, 1945 in Newport, a daughter of Charles and Julia (Sparrow) Getchell, Sr. She graduated from Maine Central Institute, Class of 1963 and was employed at Northeast Shoe, San Antonio Shoe and retired from Edwards Company in Pittsfield. Joan was a member of the Palmyra Snowmobile Club and enjoyed golfing, sewing, arts and crafts and her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Wilfred “Bill” Small of Palmyra; a daughter, Holly and husband George Murdock of Unity; a brother Joseph Getchell of Pittsfield; 2 sisters Geraldine and husband Arthur LaChance of Benton, Beverly and husband George Perkins of Palmyra. She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Getchell, Jr. Joan is also survived by her step children, Cheryl and husband Steve Hanson of Portland, Daniel Small of Waterville, Jeff and wife Chris Small of Fairfield; 8 grandchildren, Matthew and Amanda Cowette, Dillon, Rachel and Ashland Small, Kayla Kunth, Rebecca Hanson, and Alisha Sherette; 1 great granddaughter, Celena Roy; many special nieces and nephews that she thought the world of; friends Nathan and Diana Merrill of Palmyra.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 8th from 1 to 4 PM at the Palmyra Town Hall. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lafayette Cancer Center, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME 04412.
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.


SANTOS CRUZ
SAINT ALBANS — Santos Cruz, 82, of Saint Albans, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico January 2, 1935 and was always proud of his heritage. He spent his childhood in Puerto Rico until he joined the Army and later the Coast Guard. He spent 25 years at the former Montsweag Restaurant where he built friendships that lasted a life time. Santos was a long time resident of Bath, and also spent many years in Lisbon Falls, Yarmouth, Brunswick, and Aiken, South Carolina.
He is survived by his loving wife Doris Cruz; his adoring children; Richard Cruz and his wife Robin; Vincent Cruz and his fiancé Lisa Hale; Carmen Miller; Mary Theriault and her husband Dan; Kristy Cyr and her husband Jason; and Matt Ballew. He cherished his 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was the beloved brother of Angelita Cardenas, Carmen Figueroa Matos, Edwin Figueroa, and Anthony Figueroa. He cared deeply for his many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle and cousins.
Anyone wishing to send sympathy flowers are encouraged to have them delivered to the celebration of life ceremony to be held on Sunday, April 9th, 2017 at the Elks Club in Bath, open to the public between the hours of 12 to 4 PM.


JOANNE B. COBURN
NEWPORT & MERRIMACK, NH — Joanne Burke Coburn, 88, died peacefully March 18, 2017 with her beloved family by her side. She was born April 20, 1928 in Fairfield a daughter of Louis and Alice (Lutz) Burke.
Joanne graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy, South Berwick, Class of 1946. Following graduation, she was employed by Thayer Hospital, LaVerdiere’s, and J.C. Penney. Joanne married Philip Coburn in 1951, and they became the fifth generation to operate a dairy farm at the Coburn Homestead. Jo was a devoted farm wife essential to the smooth operation of the farm, regularly joining Phil during the planting and harvesting seasons. She became the state president of the Farm Bureau Women's Organization in the early 1960’s and, as such, attended the National Farm Bureau Women's Convention in Washington, D.C. The highlight of this convention was visiting the White House with the other state presidents to have tea with First Lady Pat Nixon.
Jo was an avid golfer and Red Sox fan. Joanne and Phil became snowbirds in 1987 and enjoyed nearly twenty years in Florida. Joanne’s favorite place was their cottage on Ripley Pond where they entertained many relatives and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved her family above all else.
Joanne is survived by a daughter, Debra Ziemer and husband William of Merrimack, NH; grandson Michael Ziemer and wife Ellie of Carbondale, CO; granddaughter Kate
Gerbode-Grant and husband Jonathan of Wellesley, MA; two great grandchildren, Grace Gerbode-Grant and Burke Aaron Ziemer; a niece and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband Philip and a sister and brother in law, Patricia and Robert Poirier.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 PM, Friday, April 7th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Saturday, April 8th. Spring committal services will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday, May 20th at the North Newport Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.


DOROTHY M. AUSTIN
PALMYRA — Dorothy M. Austin of Palmyra died March 17, 2017 in Dover-Foxcroft. She was born May 30, 1928, in Palmyra, to Elmer and Elsie (Parsons) Lawrence. She was the widow of Malcolm E. (Ned) Austin to whom she had been married for 53 years. For the first years of their marriage, they lived in Stoughton, MA where they raised their family. Dorothy will always be remembered for her love of family, her great sense of humor and her ability to make everyone she met feel like they were the most important person she knew.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, husband Ned, daughter Arlene McMann, son Errol, brothers Arnold and Carl Lawrence and sister Myrtle Hall.
Dorothy leaves her son, Floyd and his wife Jo-Anne of Palmyra, sisters Hazel Chadbourne of Harmony, Christina Hollis of Colchester, CT and Arlene Frati of Pittston; also seven grandchildren: Kelley (Austin) O’Connell and Tom of MD, Michael K. Austin of MA, Sharon (Austin) And Michael McCarthy of MA, Brenda (Austin) and Kevin Burger of OH, Lynne (Austin) and Giancarlo Lavin of MA, Ross and wife Amida McMann, and Shawn and wife Danielle McMann of FL.
In addition, she is survived by nine great-grandchildren: Ashley and Amanda Crowe, Madelyn O’Connell, Austin and Hannah McCarthy, Brianna and Sebastian Lavin, Neeman and Tahlia McMann. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.


DONNA J. PAGE
PALMYRA — Donna J. Page, 69, died peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017, in Hartland.
Donna was born on November 20, 1947, in Princeton, Maine, the daughter of the late Darrell and H. Ferne (Jamison) Dinsmore. She graduated from Central High School in East Corinth and married Frank Page. She was a clerk for many years both in the Palmyra Town Office and in the Newport Water District. She later worked as an associate for ten years at Walmart in Palmyra.
She enjoyed working in her flower gardens and raking up the falling leaves. Spending time with her family was special to her and playing hide and seek with her granddaughters was always a favorite! She liked taking long drives with her husband, visiting Greenville often and going on the Word of Life trips with the ladies was always an enjoyment for her. She loved taking care of her two mini horses, Lady and Dewey. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and her memory will live on in the hearts of her loved ones.
She is survived by her son, Frank J. Page of Palmyra; daughter, Mandi Randlett and husband, Rae III, of Hartland; granddaughters, Madison and Delanie of Hartland; mother-in-law, Mary Page of Palmyra; special niece, Robin Dinsmore of Corinth; in-laws and their families, Pammy Peterson and husband, Wayne, of Palmyra, Neal Page and wife, Mary, of Palmyra, Fay Richard of Dexter, Cindy Demo and husband, Tom, of Palmyra, Bobby Page and wife, Cathy, of Palmyra, Billy Page of Exeter, Toby Page and wife, Sissy, of Hartland and Jerry Page of Palmyra; and a big circle of friends.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years, Frank Page; and a special sister, Darlene Dinsmore.
A private family gathering will be held.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


MAYNARD A. TIBBETTS
NEWPORT — Maynard A. Tibbetts, 65, died on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Newport.
He was born on November 15, 1951, in Waterville, Maine, the son of Alfred and Ethel (Call) Tibbetts. He grew up in Troy and graduated from Mt. View High School with the class of 1971. He was an automotive machinist by trade and was a loving, hardworking husband, dad and grandad.
Maynard loved spending time at his camp with his family and was a true outdoorsman. He had a great love for fishing and hunting and took great pride in teaching his sons his skills. They have many memories and stories to tell about those adventures with their Dad. He was always willing to lend a hand and enjoyed working side by side with his sons and their families doing whatever was needed. He enjoyed the time spent with Troy and his family building barns for their livestock and horses. He was a mentor to many and once you met him, he was the kind of guy you would never forget.
One of Maynard’s greatest passions was snowmobile drag racing. He was a member of the Triple Cat Racing Team and spent many hours building and setting up race sleds to race on both grass and ice. He enjoyed traveling with the team to races and met many friends at the track who all loved him and his fun, loving competitive spirit. He worked tirelessly at the track to keep the sleds going, get them to the line and help feed them. He will be greatly missed by the team on and off the track. He was also a member of the Wicked Good Vintage Racing Team.
Maynard found ways to connect with all of his loved ones. He would always show a passion for the same things that all of his children enjoyed. There are no words to describe his love and pride for his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Colleen Tibbetts of Newport; children, Troy Tibbetts and wife, Annee of Detroit, Chad Tibbetts and wife, Sueanne of West Bath and Robert Tibbetts and companion, Elizabeth Brokos of Peru, New York; mother, Ethel Tibbetts of Unity, grandchildren, Hunter, Haley, Logan and Morgan; his faithful dog, Adam West; his granddogs, Oakley, Althea, Magnum and Lanee; siblings, Dora Thompson and husband, Walter, of Troy, Mabel Metivier and husband, Eddie, of Plymouth, Rinny Turner and husband, Dennis, of Oakland, Betty Emery and husband, Charlie, of Timberlake, North Carolina, Vanessa Diblasi and husband, Sam, of Rougemont, North Carolina, Lori Raven and husband, Doug, of Thorndike and Scott Tibbetts and companion, Linda Gagnon of Fryeburg; several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
He was predeceased by his father, Alfred Tibbetts; his brother, Clyde Tibbetts; and his beloved Rockie and Teddy Bear.
A Celebration of Life was held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at the Sebasticook Valley Community Center, 81 North Street in Newport.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Maynard’s Little Racers, c/o Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union, 87 Moosehead Trail, PO Box 145, Newport, Maine, 04953.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


NANCY CROSBY
BURNHAM — We are sad to report the passing of our relative and friend, Nancy Crosby, 75, who died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, in Burnham, Maine.
Nancy was born on July 26, 1941, to Gloria (Drew) and John O. Crosby. She was raised in Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School with the class of 1959. She attended the Vesper George School of Art, the Boston Museum School of Fine Art and the School of Fashion Design, all located in Boston. After spending a year in New York City and three years in Washington, D.C, she married Harry Thurber Jr and moved to Chicago where she lived for 42 years. She returned home to Maine in 2010.
Over her lifetime, Nancy faced many medical challenges including two difficult battles with cancer, but having become a Christian in 1978, she trusted in the Lord to take her through and remained active in her church, Winnecook Christian Church.
Her interests included music, reading, writing, sewing, art, true crime, organized crime, environmental issues, yard sales, women’s rights and Bible Studies. Nancy’s family and friends will miss her. She made them laugh and they look forward to seeing her in Heaven on that great day.
She is survived by her brother, John O. Crosby Jr of Burnham; sister, Leslie Berryman of Hartland; niece, Sarah Crosby of Whitefield; niece, Katie Berryman of Cumberland; nephew, Josh Berryman of Skowhegan; good friends, Betty Williams and Bill Bell of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Carolyn Bell of Evanston, Illinois; godson, Jeremiah Bell of Columbus, Georgia; and Hilda Flood, her friend who took great care of her during her last illness.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents; her grandparents, Ethel and Harry Drew; and her infant sister, Audrey Elaine.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Winnecook Christian Church, Chapel Lane, Burnham, with Pastor Dan Miller officiating. A potluck luncheon will immediately follow. A committal will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 26, at the Village Cemetery, Troy Road, in Burnham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to an animal shelter or women’s homeless shelter in Nancy’s memory.
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Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


STACEY ANDREA HOPKINS
RIPLEY — Stacey was born February 17th, 1968 in Dexter and raised in Ripley. She was a 4-Her and a Dexter Regional High Graduate, class of 1987, enjoying being in chorus, school clubs and part of field hockey and softball teams. She attended Abbot Learning and Labor job trainings and Penobscot Job Corp. For two years, she worked at Hibbard’s Nursing Home. For a dozen years she resided in Newport, working at Palmyra’s Walmart. She was an avid fan of local, college and professional sports. Bravely, she battled cancer, passing March 1st, 2017 at the family’s Ripley home.
Survivors are her mother Sharon and younger brother Stewart of Ripley; her older brother Seth and wife Joyce and their children: Stephen, Hadley Jane, Alex and Ansley, all of Georgia; her Uncle John and cousin Elijah of Arizona and cousin Kathy of Hampden. Also surviving are her Aunt Crystal and Uncle Ray Lenzen of Nebraska and Lenzen cousins: Karen of California, Marie of Arizona, Renae and Paul of Kansas, and John, Rob and Beth of Nebraska.
She was predeceased by her grandparents: Hadley and Sara and Robert and Arline Harris; her father Stephen and her Aunt Harriet.
A burial will be scheduled with family in the future. Those who wish may donate in her memory to: Dexter Public Health Association, 23 Main Street, Dexter, ME 04930 or Ripley Historical Society, 1084 Main Street, Ripley, ME 04930.
RUTH S. BROWN
HARTLAND — Ruth S. Brown passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at her residence, following a battle with cancer.
Ruth was born in Hartland on December 26, 1931 the daughter of Earl L. and Vivian G. (Rollins) Sherburne. She attended Hartland schools eventually receiving her General Education Diploma certificate.
Ruth was married in 1973 to John Brown in Skowhegan. She worked as a handsewer in a local shoe shop and also in area stores. Ruth loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting as well as cake decorating in her early years.
She is survived by her daughter, Diana Perkins and her companion Roger Shepherd; a stepson, John Brown and his wife Donna of Chesapeake, VA; three stepdaughters Ruth and her husband Charles of Brooklyn Park, MN; Susan Cloutier and her husband Joseph of Norridgewock; Marcia Baxter of Oxford and Pat McCrillis and her husband David of Palmyra, a granddaughter Susan Poynter and her fiance Troy Hall of KY, a grandson Jason Perkins and fiance Catrina Narron Jo of KY, a brother Earl Sherburne and his wife Jackie of Skowhegan, three sisters, Gladys Woodman of Palmyra; Kathy Vogt of Yuma AZ and Una Shakespeare and her husband Stanley of Palmyra. She is also survived by the three great-great grandsons, nineteen step grandchildren, thirty-two step great-grandchildren and ten step great-great-grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ruth was predeceased by her husband; parents; an infant son, Gilbert J. Nichols Jr.; four brothers, Leslie, Arthur, Charles and Robert Sherburne; a sister, Christine Booth and brother in-law Ralph Booth; sister in-laws Norma Sherburne, Mildred Sherburne and Marie Sherburne; four stepchildren, Francis, Ronald, Mary and David Brown.
A spring service will be announced at a later date. Friends who wish may make a donation to a charity of their choice in Ruth’s name. Arrangements have been provided by Downeast Direct Cremation LLC of Bangor.
Ruth’s family would like to thank her caregivers Doris and Deb. The would also like to thank Eastern Maine Hospice of Bangor Nurse Christine and Chaplain Carl for all the care they gave Ruth.


DANIELLE L. SHAW
DETROIT – Danielle L. Shaw, 32, passed away on Tuesday, March 14, in Augusta.
Danielle was born on July 12, 1984 in Waterville, Maine. She attended the local schools and graduated from Maine Central Institute. She had a beautiful smile and was fun to be around. She had a heart for animals and would gladly rescue any of them, especially cats and dogs. She enjoyed taking the kids to the playground and swimming in Mem’s pool. She was an avid movie buff and liked watching all genres. She was a loving mother and daughter and was happy to be surrounded by her family. She will be missed more than words can say.
She is survived by her daughter, Destiny Shaw of Detroit; her life partner, Shane Ricker and his children, Jaiden and Riley; her parents, Lillian and Steve Philbrick of Detroit; grandmothers, Dorothy Gower and husband, Alan of Dexter and Rae Philbrick of Florida; Scott Braley who was like a surrogate dad to Danielle and his daughter, Taryn Braley Murray, who Danielle considered a sister; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and her father, Scott Sinclair of Pittsfield and his children, Ali Sinclair and Matthew Sinclair.
She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Charles (Spike) Shaw Jr and Charlie Philbrick.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 p.m., with a Time of Remembrance at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A graveside committal will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 3, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be given to Danielle’s daughter, Destiny Shaw, c/o Lillian Philbrick, 109 North Road, Detroit, Maine, 04929, in her memory.
To leave a message of kindness or to share a memory, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provide by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


BEVERLY KNOWLTON CARSLEY
DOVER-FOXCROFT & NEWPORT – Beverly Carsley, 80, passed away March 13, 2017 surrounded by her family following a brief illness. She was born January 9, 1937 in Dexter, a daughter of Carroll and Florence (Judkins) Knowlton.
Beverly graduated with high honors from Foxcroft Academy Class of 1955 where she was a member of the National Honor Society and student council and graduated from nursing school at Eastern Maine General in Bangor. She was an LPN at Plummer Memorial Hospital in Dexter for many years. She began her career in banking in 1972 and retired from People’s Heritage Bank in Newport. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dover-Foxcroft and was a Cub Scout pack leader in Newport.
Beverly is survived by 3 sons and their wives, Shawn and Gina of Rockingham, NC, Kerry and Angela, and Jay and Tatiana, all of Newport; grandsons, Dale R. Carlsey and girlfriend Danielle Dube of Newport, Michael and wife Arianna Bjork of Carmel, Aleksander and Zarek Carsley of Newport; her loving sister, Linda and husband Kenneth Hews of Bowerbank and The Villages, FL; 2 nephews, Jeff and wife Jane Knowlton of Milton, NH and Ryan Hews of Princeton, NJ; 3 nieces and their husbands, Kathy and Mark Kinney of Atkinson, Loretta and Lewis Nuite of Atkinson, Heather and Chris Caponi of Brookfield, WI; several great and great great nieces and nephews; and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents; brother, Roger Knowlton; sister, Carolyn Doore; and nephew Jared Knowlton.
Her joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren and weekends at Sebec Lake with her sister Linda and family. Her nephew Ryan was special to her because of the time he spent with her enhancing her life experiences.
Friends may call Friday, March 24th from 5 to 7 PM at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where memorial services will be held 3 PM Saturday. Friends and family may call from 2 PM until time of services. Spring burial will be in the Dover Cemetery, Dover-Foxcroft. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Old Town Animal Orphanage, P.O. Box 565, Orono, ME 04473.
Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com


HERBERT C. SCRIBNER, JR.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY & HARTLAND — Herbert C. Scribner, Jr. was born in Hartland, Maine on July 4, 1946. He is the son of Herbert C. Scribner and Anne Teresa Delcino Scribner. Herb lived in Maine, Buffalo, NY, Toronto, Canada, then attended Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine, graduating in 1965. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil engineering at the University of Maine at Orono in 1971 followed by completing coursework in environmental engineering in 1973 also from the University of Maine. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Nancy Hartwick, son Trevor S. Scribner and wife Monica Kus Scribner and grandsons Tyler and Eli Scribner of New Gloucester, ME, son Todd R. Scribner also of New Gloucester, ME, daughter Danielle P. Gagnon and husband Philip Gagnon of Oakland, ME. He is also survived by his father, Herbert C. Scribner and sister Sheila Sherman-Haire both of Lakeland, FL, brother Harry J. Scribner of Vancouver, WA, and brother James Scribner of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Herb was a talented engineer who worked in the leather, nuclear, environmental and alternative energy fields. He worked for Irving Tanning, Chinet Paper Company, CH2M Hill Consulting Engineering, and Ocean Renewable Power Company. He had travelled worldwide for work and pleasure. As an avid alpine skier he made many ski trips across North America. At retirement, he moved to and enjoyed living in the Sugarloaf community during the winter and on Morrill Pond, Hartland, ME, during the summer months. He was also an avid swimmer and water skier.
There will not be a service at this time and a celebration of life will be held in early August at his summer home in Hartland, Maine.


JANET STERLING THORP
NEWPORT – Sue Woods, 93, died March 3, 2017 at the home of Jo Bennett and daughter Vicki Woods. She was born November 23, 1923 in Muncie, Indiana, a daughter of Audrey and Anna (Widner) Applegate. She attended the People’s United Methodist Church in Newport and was an avid reader.
Sue is survived by her son, David of Indiana; and her daughter, Vicki Woods of Newport. She was predeceased by her son Steve. The family especially wishes to thank Hospice of Eastern Maine for their care of Sue and support to Jo and Vicki, and a big thanks to Janet Bither who faithfully loved and cared for Sue these past few years.
Burial will be in Yorktown, Indiana. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 855 Union Street, #220, Bangor, ME or to the Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main Street, Newport, ME 04953.


MICHAELA “SHELLY” O. HUTCHINSON
ST. ALBANS – Michaela O. Hutchinson, lovingly called Shelly, 63, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her home in St. Albans.
Shelly was born on November 11, 1953, in Hartland, the daughter of the late Oren and Leona (Chapman) Neal. She graduated from Nokomis High School with the class of 1972 and received her Associates Degree with honors from KVCC in 2003. She worked for many years at Dexter Shoe and later was employed at EMMC as a medical coder.
She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with friends. Having campfires at the lake was one of her favorite past times and camping, hunting and fishing in her younger years was always fun.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, James Hutchinson of St. Albans; daughter Angel Knight and husband, Gerald of Hartland; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Floyd Neal and significant other, Ann, of Dixmont; sisters, Elaine Havey of Pittsfield and Maylene Neal of St. Albans; and five nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Darlene Neal Sides; brother-in-law, Spencer Havey; and niece, Tanya Neal.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Village Cemetery, Cemetery Road, St. Albans. A gathering will follow at James and Shelly’s Home on the Springer Road.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


SUE WOODS
NEWPORT – Sue Woods, 93, died March 3, 2017 at the home of Jo Bennett and daughter Vicki Woods. She was born November 23, 1923 in Muncie, Indiana, a daughter of Audrey and Anna (Widner) Applegate. She attended the People’s United Methodist Church in Newport and was an avid reader.
Sue is survived by her son, David of Indiana; and her daughter, Vicki Woods of Newport. She was predeceased by her son Steve. The family especially wishes to thank Hospice of Eastern Maine for their care of Sue and support to Jo and Vicki, and a big thanks to Janet Bither who faithfully loved and cared for Sue these past few years.
Burial will be in Yorktown, Indiana. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 855 Union Street, #220, Bangor, ME or to the Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main Street, Newport, ME 04953.


FRANCIS E. SPENCER
SANGERVILLE – Francis E. Spencer, 70, passed away on March 4, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Francis was Born on July 31, 1946, the son of Edna (Butt) Spencer and Archie Spencer in Parkman, ME.
He attended Old Town and Bradford schools. He spent many years as a weaver at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna. Francis was a loving father and enjoyed the simple things like being able to go fishing, camping, sledding behind the mill and "the big hill by Grammie’s", dancing in the living room with the kids while listening to old records. He loved to create things out of wood. He was well known for his famous fried chicken, sweet rolls and banana bread.
He is survived by his significant other Nancy, son Michael of Nashua, NH, daughter Jean-Marie and fiancé Paul of Dexter, daughter April and husband Rick of Corinna, and sister Myrtle and husband Retire of Milo, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Francis was predeceased by his mother Edna and father Archie.
There will be a summer time memorial service.




RICHARD E. “DICK” GRAY
ETNA – Richard E. “Dick” Gray, 87, died March 4, 2017. He was born September 5, 1929, in Castine, one of seven children born to Wilbert and Effie (Hutchinson) Gray.
He is survived by his loving wife, of 62 years, Frances (Whitten) Gray of Etna; a son, Steven and his partner, Mark Randall; a daughter, Christine and husband, Joel Burrill; 3 grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, and Jillian; and 6 great grandchildren, Jules, Jocey, Abraham, Ezra, Henry and Olive; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his pal, his little dog, Gus.
Richard along with his wife, Frances owned the Corner Store in Newport for several years, and later retired from Edward’s in Pittsfield. He was an avid hunter and golfer and had many golfing friends both here and in Florida where he and Frances spent several winters. Richard “Dick” always said that he had a wonderful life.
Richard was predeceased by his father and mother, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters.
There will be no funeral services at this time. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Castine.
Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Newport. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.


ERNEST DAVID BUTLER, JR.
HARTLAND — Ernest David Butler, Jr., 86, passed away February 23, 2017 at his home in Hartland surrounded by his family. He was born December 10, 1930 in Old Town, the son of Ernest David Sr. and Ethel Maude (Thompson) Butler.
He attended school in St. Albans. On March 27, 1976 he married Dorothy Legassie in Eddington. He was employed as a truck driver and pulp loader from 1945 to 1948; from 1948 to 1950 he was a leather worker, wheel man, loading and dumping tanning wheels for Hartland Tanning Company, then from 1953 to 1996, he became a supervisor at Hartland Tanning Company. He served on the Hartland Fire Department and was President of the Hartland Credit Union. Ernest enjoyed golf, horse shoes, fishing, and loved family gatherings. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Army as a demolition specialist and heavy equipment operator in Germany and earned the rank of Sergeant. He served until his honorable discharge in 1953.
Ernest is survived by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy (Legassie) Butler of Hartland; 2 daughters, Rhonda Southard of Hartland, Cindy Webber and husband Kenney of Pittsfield; 3 sons, Philip Butler and wife Valarie of Unity, Mike Seekins and wife Wanda of Canaan, Paul Seekins of Salt Springs, Florida; granddaughters, Rhonda Kinney of Detroit, Heather Shaw of Sharon, South Carolina, Dayna Butler of Hartland, Taylor Butler of Palmyra; grandsons, Hunter Seekins of Canaan, Jacob Butler of Pittsfield, Cody Campbell of Canaan, Joshua Seekins of Winthrop; along with many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brother and sisters-in-law. He was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Ethel Butler; brothers, Alfred, Joe, Bobby, and Dick; and a son, Allen Butler.
A graveside service will be held at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Augusta in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Ernest’s memory to Beacon Hospice, 289 State Street, Suite B, Bangor, ME 04401.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.



ZACHARY GENE BRALEY
PLYMOUTH — Zachary “Zack” or as his friends called him “Buzz” Braley, 28, was taken far too soon in his home the morning of February 25, 2017. Zack was the first of two sons born to Kevin and Vickey (Witham) Braley on November 18, 1988. Zachary attended Newport Elementary School from Kindergarten to grade five, and then Caravel School in Carmel. He graduated from Hermon High in 2007 with a little (or a lot) of help from a special friend and vice Principal Michael O’Brien (or as Zack and other students called him “OB”).
Zack was a guy that loved spending time outdoors. It didn’t matter if it was in his garage working on dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and four wheelers, or riding on any and all of them; welding, building and burning bon fires, mudding in his pond at his home, hunting, skeet and target shooting or fishing; just as long as he was doing it surrounded by his many amazing friends.
He was employed at Zaychek Mechanical of Argyle, NY. Zach had previously been employed at A. M. Graves Construction and at C. A. Newcomb & Sons. He also will be remembered for helping everyone he knew with anything and everything.
He is survived by his mother, Vickey Witham and husband, Chris Hamor; paternal grandmother, Helen Braley; his brother, Dalton Everett Braley and wife, Morghan; the love of his life, Meghan Maddocks; his nephew and best friend, Jackson Kevin Braley; step sisters, Taylor and MacKenzie Hamor; beloved aunt Penny Demmons and husband Gerald, Uncles Larry and Bob Braley, Ronald Witham and wife Marie, Barry Witham and wife Carla, Larry Witham and wife Cathy and Andrew Witham and wife Deanna; many cousins; special friends Leigh Lander, boyfriend Matt Walker, Cole Cookson, Dylan Carroll, Kyle Ayer, Dave White, Joey Coffin, Dustin Dean, Brandon Hyson, Jeff Walker and many more.
Zack was predeceased by his angel daughter, Piper Jane Braley; paternal grandfather, Carl Braley; his father, Kevin Braley; maternal grandparents Arthur and Inez Witham; and Uncle Timfy Newt Braley.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 4th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Friends called at the funeral home from 10 A.M. until the time of services. A Celebration of life immediately followed at the American Legion in Newport. Burial will be at Sawyer Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Zack’s honor can be made to Peoples United Bank, Zack Braley Memorial Fund, 44 Moosehead Trail, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.


BRADLEY P. HALL, JR.
SEBEC & HARTLAND —Bradley Page Hall, Jr., 62, died unexpectedly at his residence. He was born August 26, 1954 in Hartland, a son of Bradley and Norma (Saulmer) Hall, Sr. Brad was a member of Narcotics Anonymous and was proud to be sober and attending church for a number of years.
He is survived by his father, Brad, Sr., of Palmyra; a son, Corey Hall of Hill, NH; 2 brothers, James Hall, Sr. of Rhode Island, and Danny Hall of Brunswick; 4 sisters, Sharon Kowack, Dale Peplinski and Melissa Morrison, all of San Diego, CA, and Cam-May Hall of Hawks, MI. In addition to many aunts, uncles and cousins, he will be especially remembered by a special aunt and uncle, Barbie and Eddie Hall of St. Albans.
Brad was predeceased by 4 brothers, Jon, Brad Lee Hall, Craig and Kevin.
Graveside committal services will be held in the spring at the family lot, Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
ELIZABETH MAYHEW
CARMEL —Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Mayhew, 53, died after a brief illness February 27, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. She was born July 6, 1963, in Amesbury, MA, the daughter of Eugene and Bonnie (King) Janvrin.
Beth attended schools in Newburyport and Amesbury, eventually receiving earning a GED. She worked various jobs in her lifetime including building lobster traps, shucking clams, store clerk, CNA, and driving a taxi, which she did for 17 years. Her latest job was driving for Penquis CAP, her favorite part being working with mentally challenged kids. Beth enjoyed doing things at her church, the Stetson Union Church, where she and her husband are members. She also liked to crochet and make beads, but she loved to go camping, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. Beth will be remembered as an outgoing person who was always there to help. She was a free spirit.
In addition to her parents, Beth was predeceased by her brother, Johnny Janvrin. She is survived by her loving husband of 12 years, Roy Mayhew; 3 brothers, Eugene, Fred, and Ronald Janvrin; step-father Joe Cole; her in-laws, Roy and Ellen Mayhew; several special nieces and nephews whom she was like a mother to; and several others.
Relatives and friends called from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor, where a funeral service began at 1 PM, with Rev. David Ray, Sr. pastor of the Stetson Union Church officiating. Those who wish to remember Beth in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401, or www.gofundme.com/beth-mayhew-janvrin. Thank you for your donations.


BARBARA L. KITCHIN
PALMYRA — Barbara L. Kitchin, 87, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, in Palmyra.
Barbara was born on November 15, 1929, in Pittsfield, Maine, the daughter of the late Franklin and Mildred (Pierce) Wyman. She attended local schools and married Esmond Kitchin. They shared 67 years together.
Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being home, talking on the CB and taking care of her family. She loved bowling and playing card games, especially Skip-Bo and King in the Corner. She took pride in being part of the Detroit community and was a long time member of the Good Cheer Club, Night Drifters Snowmobile Club and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Detroit Fire Department. She was also involved in the American Legion in Hartland.
She is survived by her sons; Stanley Kitchin Sr and wife, Linda, of Pittsfield, Lawrance Kitchin of Florida, Van Kitchin and wife, Sharon, of St. Albans and Randy Kitchin of Detroit; daughter, Pamela Robbins and husband, Michael, of Palmyra; daughter- in-law, Lovina Kitchin of Detroit; grandchildren, Stanley II (Chip) Kitchin and wife, Kathy, of Detroit, Dawn Dugas and husband, Michael, of Pittsfield, Timothy Newman of Virginia, Sharon Newman of Florida, Barbara Kitchin and husband, Chad Becker, of Bangor, Amy Kitchin and partner, Ernie Parrow of Burnham, Justin Kitchin of Burnham, Melissa Small of Hartland, Michael Small of Portland, Robert Bouley II and wife, Rosadee, of Fairfield, Nicholas Bouley and wife, Amber, of Palmyra, Deanna Pickard and husband, Scott of Sabattus and Corey Robbins of St. Albans; many great grandchildren; siblings, Stanley Wyman of Springfield, Massachusetts and Barry Wyman and wife, June of Carmel; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Esmond Kitchin; three sons, Allen Kitchin, Eric Kitchin and Gary Kitchin; and sisters, Elaine Horton, Gloria Taylor, Janice Coston and Betty Hussey; and sister-in-law, Joyce Wyman.
A time of visiting and refreshments will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A committal will be held at 10:30, Sunday, June 11, at the Village Cemetery, Route 220, in Detroit.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home 191 Hartland Avenue., Pittsfield, Maine.


BRADLEY P. HALL, JR.
SEBEC & HARTLAND —Bradley Page Hall, Jr., 62, died unexpectedly at his residence. He was born August 26, 1954 in Hartland, a son of Bradley and Norma (Saulmer) Hall, Sr. Brad was a member of Narcotics Anonymous and was proud to be sober and attending church for a number of years.
He is survived by his father, Brad, Sr., of Palmyra; a son, Corey Hall of Hill, NH; 2 brothers, James Hall, Sr. of Rhode Island, and Danny Hall of Brunswick; 4 sisters, Sharon Kowack, Dale Peplinski and Melissa Morrison, all of San Diego, CA, and Cam-May Hall of Hawks, MI. In addition to many aunts, uncles and cousins, he will be especially remembered by a special aunt and uncle, Barbie and Eddie Hall of St. Albans.
Brad was predeceased by 4 brothers, Jon, Brad Lee Hall, Craig and Kevin.
Graveside committal services will be held in the spring at the family lot, Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.


MARY HASELTINE WRIGHT
PITTSFIELD — Thomas Wright and his immediate family, Daphne, Eric, Andrea, David, Anita, Darren and grandchildren Emma, Rowan, Brandon, Taylor and Terrance wish to respectfully honor Mary Haseltine Wright, his Mother and their Grandmother’s passing on October 18th, 2016. She was a long time resident of Pittsfield, Maine and in later years was a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida. In loving memory of her life here on earth, donations can be made to the Order of the Eastern Star, Bethlehem Chapter in Pittsfield, Maine.


JACK “BUZZ” MCKAY III
ETNA — Jack McKay III, 36, died February 18, 2017 as the result of a snowmobile accident. He was born March 12, 1980 in Bangor, a son of Jack and Cindy (Davis) McKay. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, class of 1998 and was employed by Atlantic Plant Maintenance as a superintendent of millwrights for the northern region. He was a member of Local Union 1121-Millwrights since 2001.
Buzz will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, camping, 4 wheeling and snowmobiling. He was blessed with many friends and loved ones and will be missed by all.
He is survived by his Mom and Dad, Jack, Jr. and Cindy McKay of Etna; his wife, Kristen McKay of Etna; grandparents, Bill and Jeanne Davis of Corinth, and Nancy McKay of Frankfort; aunts and uncles, Sue and Brian Varney of Etna, Sue and Bob Seger, and Samantha McKay, all of Frankfort, Richard McKay and Jean Brasslett of Winterport, Tim and Traci McKay of Florida, Terry and Lisa Ripley of Swansville; as well as too many cousins and 2nd cousins to list. He will also be fondly remembered by Raymond Graves and Ryan Curry, both of Etna.
He was predeceased by his grandfather Jack, Sr. and by an uncle Andy McKay.
There will not be any services at this time. However, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.


CHARLIE C. INMAN
WATERVILLE — Charlie C. Inman, 96, of Waterville, Maine passed away peacefully at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine on February 8, 2017.
Charlie was born in Palmyra, Maine on February 1, 1921, to Hiram W. Inman and Una M. (Ames) Inman. He Attended Maine Central Institute.
Shortly after school Charlie enlisted in the United States Army 30th Division During WW2. After the war, he worked at Skiland Woolen Mill in Clinton, Maine, and SAS shoe in Pittsfield, Maine.
Charlie was predeceased by his siblings, Liston H. Inman, Leland A. Inman, And Virginia E. Inman.
He is survived by one sibling Ernest E. Inman; his children David Inman, Keith Inman, Kenneth Inman, and Carol Koczynski; his grandchildren, Michelle Inman, Keith Inman, Emily LeBeau, Shannon Swift, Marsha Hunter, Becky Beard, Scott Inman, David Inman, Donnie Inman, Julie Blair; and his many great grandchildren, Great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
All funeral services will be private, if anyone wishes to attend please contact the family.
The family would like to thank Eastern Maine Medical Center ER staff for their support, Lakewood Nursing Home in Waterville for the great care Charlie received, and Lawry Brothers Funeral Homes for their guidance and support during these hard times.
An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at: www.lawrybrothers.com
Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main Street, Fairfield.



PEGGY A. WARD
CORINNA — Peggy Ann (Woodard) Ward, 54, passed on to be with her Lord and Savior February 17, 2017. She was born April 20, 1962 in Northbridge, MA, a daughter of Roger and Margaret (Woodbury) Woodard.
Peggy was a member of the Dexter Pentecostal Church. Peggy always had a smile on her face and God in her heart. She was well known throughout the area for her work at Sebasticook Valley Nursing Home and her many dedicated years at Sebasticook Valley Hospital. She touched the hearts of many while working as a dietary aid and in housekeeping services.
She is survived by her husband Stephen Ward, Sr. of Corinna; children Lisa Rassaw, Stephen Ward, Jr., Margaret Bennett, Tammy Buttke, and Shayne Ward; grandchildren Jamaal and Takara Russaw, Ryan, Stephen III, Damien, Isaiah, and Khloe Ward, Emma and Cody Buttke.
A memorial service was held at 2 PM on Saturday, February 25th, at the Dexter Pentecostal Church with Pastor Lyman Curtis officiating. Friends called from 12 noon until the time of services. A luncheon will follow the services.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
JOHN LLEWELLYN GOULD
DEXTER — John L. Gould went home to be with the Lord on January 31st 2017. Peacefully passed away after a courageous 31 day battle with cancer, at his daughter Bridget Gould’s house.
Johnny was a trucker, loved the open road. He had been driving since he was sixteen years old. His best friend was his Boston Terrier, Jake Brake.
Anyone who knew Johnny knew he'd light up a room with his very presence. You'll always be in our hearts, we part now but to only meet again! Love you, Dad.
John is survived by son, Christopher Gould; daughter, Bridget Gould; son from first marriage, Shawn Gould; grandchildren, Victoria Pare, Katie Burgess, Zach Gould, Chelsie Gould, Jett Gould, and Cam Gould. He had four siblings, Randall Gould and wife Ottie Gould, Robert Gould and wife Linda Gould, Cindy Girolamo and husband Edward Girolamo, and Sandra Marsteller. His mother, Bernice Leone.
Memorial service held on Saturday, March 4th at 11 a.m. at Saint Albans Union Church, followed by a reception at M Room at 416 Oxbow Road in Palmya. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to 24 Pullen Road, Dexter, ME 04930.


M. JEAN LYNCH
PITTSFIELD — Dearly loved, Margaret Jean Lynch passed away peacefully at home on February 6, 2017. Jean was born in Houlton, Maine, on October 5, 1939, to Walter S. and Phyllis I. (London) Burtt. She graduated with the Houlton High School Class of 1957 with high honors and completed her studies at Eastern Maine General Hospital in 1961 as a Registered Nurse.
In July of 1957, a chance encounter with John H. Lynch, a young Army veteran from Rhode Island, resulted in a boat ride on Deering Lake in Orient, Maine, and the beginning of a 60-year life journey with her beloved Jac. As newlyweds with children they worked together to finish their educations, eventually settling in Pittsfield, Maine, where Jean found her calling as a wife, mother and grandmother and spent a 35-year nursing career at Sebasticook Valley Hospital. Her greatest pride and joy was her family. Her favorite place was always Deering Lake.
Jean touched the lives of many with compassion and kindness and lived her life to the fullest through simple pleasures; gathering her family at home or at camp, knitting a sweater or mittens to give as a gift, watching the hummingbirds, or sending a note of celebration, encouragement, or thanks.
She fought her 6-year battle with courage, grace and dignity. She was grateful for the wonderful care provided by Dr. John C. Baker, Dr. James L. Clarke, the medical staff at Cancer Care of Maine, and especially the empathetic support of Dr. Sarah J. Sinclair. Hospice of Eastern Maine provided relief and comfort to Jean and her family. We will be forever grateful.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Richard; step-father, Ralph O. Peabody; and special Uncle and Aunt Philip D. and Beulah M. Tingley.
She will be forever remembered and missed by her husband Jac of Pittsfield; sons, Jimmy (Risa) Lynch of Stetson and Michael (Mareshah) Lynch of Pittsfield; daughter, Suzanne (Don) Guild of Manchester; six grandchildren, Sarah, Brandon, Nicole, Jacob, Emily and Cameron; six great-grandchildren; the extended Lynchs, Londons and Burtts; her cherished cousins; and her Deering Lake family.
Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, February 24th, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 25th, at the funeral home with a reception to follow at the Trustee Memorial Student Center at the Maine Central Institute campus. A committal service will be held at Orient Cemetery in the spring.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


EDITH M. WIETZKE
HARTLAND — Edith M. Wietzke, 94, died peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2017, in Dover-Foxcroft.
Edith was born on August 26, 1922, in Linden, New Jersey, one of eight children to the late John and Agnes (Maurice) Evans. She attended the local Linden schools and graduated from Linden High School.
Edith was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed taking care of her family and being involved in her children’s school activities. She served as a past PTA president as well volunteered in the Cub Scouts. She was a telephone operator during WWII, worked as a matron at the county jail and was an Avon representative for several years. Edith was a member of the Eastern Star and was very active in her home church, Grace Linn Memorial United Methodist Church of Hartland.
She is survived by her son, Dale Wietzke of Jamestown, CA; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Dubois of Freehold, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; daughter, Rosalie Collins; two sons, Chuckie Wietzke and Doug Wietzke; and six siblings, Ruth, Ethel, Tommy, Harry, Almer and Jackie.
A spring service is being planned for 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017, with Pastor Jim Boughman officiating.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.


ROBERT SPEIGEL, JR.
DEXTER/OTTER CREEK/SEAL HARBOR – Robert Speigel, Jr., aka JERSEY, 50 years old, was born November 17, 1966, and passed on January 21, 2017. He was born and raised in Cape May, NJ, and moved to Maine in 1999. Jersey loved all that Maine had to offer, cutting wood, taught to him by his girlfriend of nearly 15 years, Cathi Austin, as well as, his love of fishing, sailboating and helping friends with mechanical and home repairs.
Jersey knew many trades; he was “Jack-of-All.” He was caretaker for several homes and was called upon for many car repairs; stepdaughter Stacy Austin relied on his help with many of her own car repairs. His full-time work was commercial construction building hospitals, schools, Jackson Lab rooms, remodeling many Hannaford stores, etc.
He will be very much missed by his Maine family and friends, including his three stepchildren and five grandchildren, and family in New Jersey, mom, dad, sister, brother, and many aunts, uncles and cousins, who he kept in touch with frequently.
Thank you, Uncle Phil, for taking him with you and guiding him along the way.
Thank you Dexter friends and “family” for helping him with his transition from New Jersey - Duffy and Angie Dyer, Missy, Andy, Dawnie, Craig, Amy (for housing), Cindy, Michael, and any one else who became his best friend in Maine.
Celebration will be held on February 12, 2017, at the Dog and Pony Tavern in Bar Harbor beginning at 3 PM. We hope to see you all there.



FRANK WELCH
DIXMONT – Frank E. Welch, 56, died unexpectedly January 30, 2017. He was born April 8, 1960 in Bangor, a son of Earl and Janet (McKinley) Welch.
He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1978 and received his certificate in professional welding from Eastern Maine Vocational Technical College. Frank worked for several area construction companies. He married Jennifer Poulin on October 24, 1987. He also enjoyed hunting and 4 wheeling on their property in Dixmont.
In addition to his wife and mother of Dixmont, he is survived by his son Kyle and wife Samantha, and their sons, Mason and Brody, all of Dixmont; and a sister, Deborah Welch of Bangor.
Frank was predeceased by his brother Jeff.
A memorial service was held at 11 AM Saturday, February 4th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Dan Burton officiating. Friends called at the funeral home from 10 AM until the time of services. Spring burial will be in Dixmont Corner Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Rheumatology Research Foundation, 2200 Lake Boulevard, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.



DOUGLAS R. JOHNSTON
ST. ALBANS – Douglas Richard Johnston, 76, formerly of Wakefield, MA, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 26, 2017.
Douglas was born August 18, 1940, in Arlington, MA, a son of Charles and Ruth Johnston. He married the love of his life, Patricia Ruth on November 5, 1960. He worked as a pressman with his father and brother at Malden News before moving to Maine in 1979. After moving here he worked at Maine Fence Company and Rolling Thunder Express in Newport for several years.
Douglas had a great love for dogs, camping, stock car racing, gardening with his wife, and tinkering in the garage. He had a contagious laugh that caused everyone around him to smile, and a genuine and true love for his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Donna Bubar and husband Vernon; daughter, Danita Smith and husband, Daniel; son, Richard Johnston and wife Giselle; daughter, Patty Burpee and husband, John; son, David Johnston; daughter, June Williams and husband Christopher; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and his lifelong friend George Poore.
He was predeceased by special friends, Sue and Gordon Follansbee and Howard and Mary Poore.
We will miss you Douglas.
Visitation was held Monday at Crosby & Neal, Newport. Graveside committal services will be held at 11 AM Friday, August 18th, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hartland. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.



EDWIN BRUCE DEERING
NEWPORT – Edwin Bruce Deering, 54, died unexpectedly January 27, 2017. He was born December 31, 1962 in Hartland, a son of Gordon and Roberta (Bennett) Deering. He graduated from Nokomis Regional High, Class of 1981. He was employed as a cashier at Irving’s Truck Stop in Newport at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Victoria (Richards) Deering; his mother, Roberta Kelley and her good friend David Brown; 2 sons, Edwin and James Robinson; a daughter, Rachel Fuller; 2 brothers, Tony and wife Wanda Bennett, and Darrell and wife Traci Deering; several nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his father.
No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
ROBERT E. AMES
YORK – Robert E. Ames, 85, of Plaisted Road, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was born December 6, 1931 in Pittsfield, ME a son of the late Errol and Hesther (Matthews) Ames. He served in the United States Air Force. He worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for many years. He was a very private family man who enjoyed working around the house, reading and tinkering with small engines. He was an engineer who appreciated how things worked. He also enjoyed New England sports teams, especially the Patriots and was a member of the Boardman-Ellis V.F.W. He leaves his wife Norma I. (Mercier) Ames; a son Bryant R. Ames of York, ME; 2 daughters; Jean S. Salisbury and her husband Homer of Pittsfield, ME and Cheryl M. Jordan and her husband James of Tulsa, OK; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, York, Maine is assisting with arrangements. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com.



JANICE P. COOKSON
PITTSFIELD — Janice P. Cookson, 74, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, in Waterville.
Janice was born on May 9, 1942, in Pittsfield, the daughter of the late Wallace and Mae (Steeves) Rines. She attended the local schools and was employed in the woolen mills for many years.
Janice absolutely loved watching sports. She was an avid Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan. She enjoyed games, playing cards, putting together puzzles and going to the Newport Occupational Exchange. She loved to go to church and read her Bible. She was a member of TOPS and attended both the Pittsfield Church of the Nazarene and the River Run Church of the Nazarene in Detroit. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and sister.
The family wants to express gratefulness to all those who took loving care of Janice.
She is survived by her children, Richard Cookson and Lesia Douglas and husband, Greg, all of Waterville; grandchildren, Jessica Whitney and Steven Hodgden; sisters, Marjorie Maloon and husband, Ted, of Detroit, Tamra Brooks and husband Keith of New Hampshire and LaLonnie Rines of Pittsfield.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.



JOSEPH GUY VARRICCHIO
PALMYRA — Joseph Guy Varricchio, 78, went to see the Lord on January 22, 2017, following a battle with cancer. Joe was born on December 26, 1938 in Boston, Mass. The son of Cosmo and Jennie (Mignoue) Varricchio. Joseph was a proud veteran of the United States Army serving for 4 years and then served in the Army National Guard until he retired. Joe was known by his friends as “Chef Joe”. Joe contributed to many charities for many years. He was a carpenter, a cook, and loved to collect things. Joe loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Family meant everything to him. Joe will be remembered for his kindness to help those he met. He did some wonderful things to help his kids when they needed it. Joe truly had a heart of gold.
Joe was predeceased by his parents, (Grampa & Nonnie); two sisters, Rosie Meucci, Antoinette Trinanies; and his Uncle Phillip.
Joe is survived by his partner, Carol Richardson; his sister, Anna Anderson and husband, Perry of California; his sister Josephine Henderson of Mass; sister, Mary Kocincki of Mass; his children, Joseph Varricchio and his wife, Tammy; Debra and husband, William Hamlet; Kimberly and husband, Brian Bates; Phillip Varricchio; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews, who he adored. Joe will be dearly missed by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his many friends that he made along his journey in life.
The family would like to thank his health care team; RN Barbara and CNA Cindy for the great care they provided at Community Health and Counseling Services.
A memorial service of Joe’s life will be held at his grave site at the Maine Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, for his final resting place. The time and date will be announced in late spring.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center Newport. Anyone may go to Brown’s website, www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com, to sign the guest book, or send flowers.



EUGENE “GENE” DUNTON
BURNHAM — Eugene “Gene” Dunton, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his entire family on January 21, 2017. He was born in Burnham on April 19, 1940 the son of Willis and Printhia (Thurston) Dunton.
Gene served our country in the United States Army. After returning home, he married Rena (Cook) on April 20, 1963 and together they raised their four children in Burnham. Gene worked at area shoe factories as a hand sewer and retired from New Balance in 2006.
Gene enjoyed athletic events. He coached peewee basketball and little league baseball. More recently, he was an avid fan of and looked forward to MCI football games. He was a lifelong sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his spare time, Gene could be found puttering around in his garage, woodworking, and gardening. Above all else, Gene was a true family man. He loved spending time making memories with his large family. Gene always had a smile and an old story to share with everyone.
Gene is survived by his wife of 53 years Rena; children, Cynthia Bickford and husband Brian, Anita Wright and husband David, Travis Dunton and wife Kimberly, and Chuck Dunton and wife Angela; grandchildren, Andrew Barnett, Brandon Wright, Mackenzie Dunton, Taylor Wright, Cameron and Kelsey Bickford, Scott and Amanda Salley; great granddaughter, River Williams; siblings, Bill Dunton, Frank Dunton, Frances Powell, Bettie Goding, and Blackie Reynolds; a special niece, Jeannette Cook; many nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Darrell Dunton, Don Dunton, and Roland Reynolds; and sisters, Ruth Grosso, Merideth Leonard, Gloria Small, and Julie Nelson.
Family and friends were invited to visit from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, January 28th at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield where a memorial service was held at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, January 29th with Chaplain Tom Gilbert officiating. Military honors were presented for his service to our country.
Gene’s family extends their deepest appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff at Lafayette Family Cancer Center and Eastern Maine Medical Center’s 6th Floor. They also recognize the care, comfort and compassion shown to Gene and his family at Sebasticook Valley Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations received will be given in a one-time gift to the MCI Football Boosters. Please send memorial donations to Travis Dunton, 100 Mount Road, Pittsfield, Maine, 04967.
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AUBREY F. ROBINSON
HARTLAND — Aubrey F. Robinson, 68, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 after a long illness.
Aubrey was born in Waterville the son of the late Roy and Leona (Marshall) of Vassalboro. He married his true love Susan (Whitten) in January 1971 and built a home next to his in-laws. His many years of hard work began on a dairy farm. He was employed by the Hartland Tannery for more than 15 years. Because of his love of the outdoors, he volunteered at Lake George Regional Park in Canaan. He also worked for the Town of Hartland for many years at the transfer station until his stroke in 2006. He served in the Army National Guard of Skowhegan-Newport for more than 24 years, where he received Charlie Company’s father of the year award in 1988. Aubrey served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War as a radio relay and carrier attendant stationed in Germany. He was a member of the Hartland American Legion.
Aubrey enjoyed a good game of cribbage and other card games. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, swimming, watching old westerns and wrestling, bird watching from his living room, and reading the paper. He enjoyed camping up and down the coast of Maine with his wife and kids. He enjoyed time at Lincolnville Beach, which was his favorite place to go with his wife. Aubrey helped many elderly friends in Hartland with yard work or winterizing their homes. He enjoyed socializing and talking with all.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Susan (Whitten) of 46 years; his daughter Patty and her husband Jason Angel of Boston, Massachusetts; his son Leroy and wife Stacia (Kistler) of Milton, New Hampshire; his daughter Mary and husband John Horton of Hartland with his young granddaughter Breeara “Bree” who will miss going bowling and laughing with her “Poppy.” He is also survived by his sister Mary, brothers Freddy, Oscar, Donnie, and Ervin, his sister-in-law Barbara Morse, brother-in-law and wife David and Cheryl Whitten, close family friends Jana and Roger Brown and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, his in-laws Leroy and Mary (Nichols) Whitten and many other family and friends.
A special thank you to the Veterans Administration home-visiting nurse Mary Beth; Nancy, Christine, and Sharalyn from Hospice of Bangor, and to all the wonderful staff at the Sanfield Rehab & Living Center for their kindness and care given to Aubrey and his family these past years. Additionally, thanks to Glenn and Rachel Nichols for their great care.
A memorial to celebrate his life will be held February 4th, 2017. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and service of remembering and sharing from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, Maine. A spring committal with military honors will take place in June.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation in Aubrey’s name to the Tri-Town Food Cupboard, 9 Hubbard Avenue, Hartland, Maine. For more information please call Pat at 207-938-2244.
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SANDRA A. BROCKWAY
NEWPORT — Sandra Ann (Webber) Brockway, 73, passed away in the early morning of January 18th, 2017.
She was born September 19th, 1943 in Dexter, a daughter of Merville and Carlene (Frautten) Webber. Sandra married Milton M. Brockway on June 24th, 1961 in Dexter, and together they raised four children.
Sandra was well known by her friends and family for the many dishes she created. Her most well-known and much requested was her fudge recipe. She was happiest when she was cooking and surrounded by her large family. Her refrigerator was always filled with leftovers, and everybody loved to dig in. Her house was full of kids and every one of those kids made themselves right at home. Her lap always had a baby sitting there. Sandra was a member of the People’s United Methodist Church.
She is survived by four children, Michael Brockway and wife Linda, Michelle and husband PJ Shrantz, Laura Brockway, and Doug Brockway and his wife Raquel; her siblings, Merville Webber, Jr., Darlene Hill, Barbara Collins, Bryant Webber, and Elwood Clapp; and her very special in-laws, Doris & Robert Young, Phyllis Clukey, and Barbara Cloutier. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Jordan, Kristen, Angela, Michael, Anthony, Jenna, Brittany, Jillian, Macy, Camille, Edison, and Nirvana; her great-grandchildren, Max, Bentley, Gavin, Paisley, Enzo, and Zoey.
She was predeceased by the love of her life, Milton, on April 13, 2011. Together they shared nearly 50 years of marriage. She was looking forward to being reunited with him once again. She was also predeceased by her parents and her sister Joyce Davis.
A celebration of life was held at 11 AM Friday, January 27th at People’s United Methodist Church, Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Spring burial will be in Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna. In lieu of flowers, Sandra has requested that donations be made in her memory to People’s United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 182, Newport, ME 04953.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
NELLIE MAY DAY
HARTLAND — Nellie May Day, 76, died January 11, 2017 at a Pittsfield hospital following a long illness. She was born in Hartland, June 14, 1940 the daughter of Porter and Marjory (Wallace) Weymouth. She attended Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield.
She was a woman before her time. She enjoyed working on cars. She enjoyed yard sales, flea markets, and auctions. She enjoyed doing assorted crafts and crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed animals especially dogs.
Nellie was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She is survived by her son Harold of Hartland, her daughter-in-law who she thought of as a daughter, Nancy Haskell of Plymouth, grandson Scott and his better half Jessie of Skowhegan, granddaughter Amber and her husband David of and great grandson Tyler, of Skowhegan, granddaughter Jennifer and her better half Fred, and great granddaughter Shelby of Hartland. She was immensely proud of her family. Her strength, compassion love and common sense will be greatly missed by all. We will love and miss you, Ma!
At her request there will be no services at this time. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and cremation Service Center Newport. To sign and online guestbook and leave written condolences please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.
MARION (SEVEY) CONNORS
PITTSFIELD — Marion (Sevey) Connors, 80, died January 17, 2017, in Orono, Maine, after a long illness.
Marion was born January 19, 1936, to Beatrice Tewksbury Sevey and Leroy Sevey. She grew up in Ripley, graduated from Dexter High School and worked in various banks as a teller, which is where she met her husband of 50 years, Gerald Connors, who passed away in 2008. They were married in 1957 and lived in Pittsfield where they raised their two sons and a daughter.
Marion enjoyed gardening, fishing, and camping with family and friends. She was an avid seamstress. She also loved taking pictures of the beauty of Maine while exploring the various
places they went and things that they enjoyed together. She enjoyed baking and canning her garden’s harvest. Before Gerald passed, they took a RV trip with special sister and brother in law, Rachel and Gene Beall, from Maine to Texas to visit family in Texas.
She is survived by her children, Ken Connors and wife Mary, Alan Connors and his wife Lisa and Darlene Steeves and her husband Ron (Bo); six grandchildren, Candace Connors, Russell Connors and wife Cortney, Adam Connors, Christopher Connors, Robert Steeves and wife Natalie, and Michael Steeves; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Hutchins and Florence Brawn and husband Frank; a brother Clyde Sevey and wife Flora; and several nieces and nephews.
A service of Remembrance was held at 1 PM, Friday, January 20, 2017, at Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to the Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org, in Marion’s memory.



OLIVE IRENE EMERY GRAY
KITTERY — Olive Irene Emery Gray, 92, of Government Street, died peacefully at Durgin Pines in Kittery, Maine on Sunday, January 15, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones.
Olive was born the eldest of six children to the late William and Hazel (Buzzell) Stevens of Newport, Maine on May 8, 1924. She graduated from Newport High in 1942.
While in high school Olive worked for The Hart Seed Company where she met her future husband, Kenneth Ross Emery, in the onion patch. They married in 1942 and in the same year moved to Kittery, Maine where they raised their four wonderful children, Olga Spooner, Donna Grabofsky, Carroll Emery, and Joyce Rasque.
Olive worked for the Kittery Highway Department as a secretary, and later for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail clerk in Kittery Point, ME and Portsmouth, NH where she retired in 1988.
She was a long standing, dedicated member of NARFE, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the American Postal Workers’ Union and St. Marks Methodist Church in Kittery, Maine.
Olive is predeceased by her husband Kenneth Ross Emery, 2 siblings Norman L. Stevens and Margaret Stevens Bean as well as son-in-law Freeland ‘Burky’ Spooner. She leaves 3 siblings Doris Cutten, William Stevens, and Marilyn Smith, 4 children, Olga Spooner widow of Freeland ‘Burky’ of Somersworth, NH; Donna Grabofsky and John of Corinth, Maine; Carroll Emery and Joanie of Kittery, Maine; Joyce Rasque and Stuart of Eliot, Maine; eleven grandchildren, Kelly Stowell Melvin, Kenneth Stowell, Kristen Spooner Fuller, Jennifer Grabofsky Potvin, Robert Grabofsky, Meghan Emery Atwater, Brenna Emery Hillock, Carol Emery, Heather Rasque Ross, Karen Rasque Hughes and Aaron Pyle; 19 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren.
A time of visitation was held from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road, Kittery, ME. A funeral service was held at 11 AM at the funeral home on Friday, January 20, 2017, with The Rev. Dr. Bruce Boria, officiating. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made payable to: Bethany Church – ONE Campaign, 500 Breakfast Hill Road, Greenland, NH 03840. Visit www.jspelkeyfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook, send a condolence card or to share a memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home.



CLYDE G. CHADBOURNE
CAMBRIDGE — Clyde G. Chadbourne, 91, passed away January 12, 2017, at his home in Cambridge. He was born August 20, 1925, in Harmony, a son of the late George and Mae (Gilman) Chadbourne. Clyde was a graduate of Harmony High School, served in the U.S. Navy, retired from Grumman's Aerospace in Bethpage, NY after 25 years, and enjoyed hunting, gardening, wood-working and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Rosemarie, of Cambridge; two daughters, Linda Burger of Holbrook, NY and Karen Kovach of Cambridge; six grandchildren, Eileen Burger of White Plains, NY, Kristine Kasheta of Shady Side, MD, Erik Burger and wife, Britt, of Smithtown, NY, Lauren Kovach of Boston, MA, Kathleen Burger of Kingston, NY, and Susan Kovach of Manchester, NH; two great-grandchildren, Maeve and Kellan Burger; a brother-in-law, Richard Watson, and sister-in-law, Hazel Chadbourne, both of Harmony; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his five brothers and five sisters.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at the Chadbourne Cemetery in Harmony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clyde's memory to the Patriarch's Club, PO Box 45, Harmony, ME 04942 or the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME, 04074, www.alz.org. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Guilford. Condolences may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.



NEAL JOSEPH BRYSON
PITTSFIELD — Neal Joseph Bryson, 68, passed away Sunday, January 8th, 2017 in Pittsfield.
Neal was born on March 25, 1948, the son of Lewis and Luella Bryson of Corinna, ME. Neal was a Vietnam Veteran. He also worked at various jobs throughout his life. He worked making furniture, farming, construction, fire fighter and cleaning. He loved spending time with his family, going on camping trips, fishing and traveling the Maine coast. When he retired he got to spend more time with his grand-kids, Breanna True, Caraden Bryson and Deamion Cyrus. He loved and enjoyed the special times with Caraden, taking him to sporting events, fishing and going for joy rides. Neal was married to Laurie Bryson (Curtis). They loved and enjoyed their two children, Daniel True and Brandie Bryson. He was a special brother to siblings, Edward Bryson, Lewis Bryson, Larry Bryson, Michael Bryson, Dolly Bryson and Robin Hunt.
There will have a get together on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield from 5 to 7 PM. Graveside service will be held at a later date.



MELDON W. LIBBY
MADISON — Meldon Wayne Libby, 71, died January 5, 2017 at a Skowhegan hospital. He was born April 26, 1945 in Unity, a son of Albert and Margaret (Fay) Libby. He was a longtime mechanic at Hight Ford in Skowhegan and will be remembered as an avid hunter and fisherman.
Meldon is survived by his daughter, Tammi, husband George Edwards, and their son Baron, all of Lincoln; his fiancée, Juanita Graves of St. Albans; his siblings, Kathleen Brown of Canaan, Galen and wife Marie Libby of Madison, Elton and wife Judy Libby of Skowhegan, Phyllis Balog of Waterville, Wilda and husband Jim Dow of Turner. He was predeceased by siblings Albert Libby, Jr., Marjorie Lawton, and Royce Libby and wife Winnie.
A memorial service was held at 1 PM Saturday, January 14th, at the Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna. Spring burial will be in the Mt. Rest Cemetery, Athens. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations to be sent to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1848, Longmont, Colorado 80502. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.



BEATRICE J. SOUCY
DETROIT — Beatrice J. Soucy, died peacefully on Thursday, January 5, 2017, with her loving family by her side, in Skowhegan.
She was born on September 27, 1935, in Detroit, Maine, the daughter of Cecil and Erma (Bryant) McLaggan Sr. She graduated from Maine Central Institute with the class of 1954. She married Francis Soucy on October 7, 1967 and they shared 47 years together. Bea worked at the Edwards Company in Pittsfield and retired from there after 36 years of employment.
Bea liked cooking and baking brownies and no bake cookies. She enjoyed church services, music and the Bible was precious to her. Her daily phone calls to her sister, Lorraine and her weekly chat with her brother, Jr, were very special to her. She belonged to the Senior Citizens Group of Pittsfield and the Pittsfield Driftbusters Snowmobile Club.
She is survived by her siblings, Delbert McLaggan and wife, Joyce, of Detroit, Royce McLaggan of Plymouth and Lorraine Bouffard of Pittsfield; sisters-in-law, Michele McLaggan of Detroit, Doris McLaggan of Georgia, Aggie Corson of Skowhegan and Betty Soucy of Skowhegan; brother-in-law, Romeo Soucy of Skowhegan, special niece, Tiffany Field and husband, Russ; and many devoted nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was predeceased by her parents; her loving husband, Francis C. Soucy in 2015; sister, Colleen Hobbs; brother, Cecil McLaggan Jr.; brothers-in-law, Arthur Soucy, Linwood Soucy and Normand Bouffard; sisters-in-law, Cecile Conley and Rita Ames; and nephew, Normand “Bub” Bouffard.
The family received friends from 2 to 3 PM, Tuesday, January 10, with a memorial service that immediately followed at 3 PM, at the Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Mark Tanner officiating. A committal service will be held in the spring at the Detroit Village Cemetery, Route 220, in Detroit.
Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Good Cheer Club, c/o Cyndra Knowles, 251 North Road, Detroit, Maine, 04929.
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DAVID E. WEBB
DOVER-FOXCROFT — David E. Webb, 76, died January 7, 2017, at his home. He was born April 27, 1940, in Fort Fairfield, the son of Charles P. and Marguerite T. (Paul) Webb. He was a mason and a member of Mosaic Lodge #52 and second section Anah Temple Shrine. David owned and operated Heart of Maine Exterminating for 34 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Jacqueline; three daughters, Tamara Cox and her husband, Chris, Lorrie Edgerly and her husband, Steve, and Michelle Robicheau and her husband, Ryan; nine grandchildren, Amanda Barlan, Hartley Gilbert, MaryCatherine Cox, Jennifer Gould, Brian Duplisea, and Caleb, Alex, Ben, and Johnny Smith; six great-grandchilren; and several nieces and nephews. David will be missed by his special dog, Taffy. He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, and one sister.
A memorial service with Masonic services was conducted 2 PM Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, with Rev. Ray Beless officiating. Following the services, a gathering was held at the Penquis Higher Education Center, 50 Mayo St., Dover-Foxcroft. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
ROBERT A. HARTSGROVE
PLYMOUTH – Robert Albert Hartsgrove, 92, died peacefully January 4, 2017 at a Hartland nursing facility with his wife by his side still holding his hand. He was born February 19, 1924 in Perham, a son of Fred and Nettie (Green) Hartsgrove. He attended schools in Perham and Caribou. Bob entered the U. S. Army in 1949 and was stationed in Texas and Germany. He was employed at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna for 32 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Bob was still putting in his own firewood at age 90. He attended the Jubilee Family Worship Center in Newport. Bob married the former Ina Cook of Palmyra and had three sons, Richard, Malcolm and James, all of Newport; two daughters, Rebecca Bean and Lorraine Albair, both of Corinna; 12 grandchildren; great grandchildren and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 PM Monday, January 9th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Spring graveside funeral and committal services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Palmyra, with the Rev. Scott Black officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Maine General Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.



ELIZABETH “DORIS” RANDALL
PALMYRA – Elizabeth Randall, 84, passed away peacefully January 1, 2017 at a Pittsfield hospital. She was born August 2, 1932 in Caribou a daughter of Clayton and Blanche (Humphrey) Langley. Doris attended Palmyra and Newport schools, where she met and later married her beloved Jack. They were married on November 6, 1950 and had a long, happy life together for 64 years, until his passing in 2014.
Doris worked as a school lunch cook at the Palmyra Consolidated School for 22 years. She also worked at Guilford Woolen Mill until her retirement.
Doris and Jack had two daughters Linda Marie and Anna Mae. She was a great mother and was thought of as a “mother figure” by many others who were close to her. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She never missed a family- or friends- get together where everyone always gathered around their special Aunt Doris. She also enjoyed country music and loved to sing along when her brother Bob played his guitar at those family gatherings. She enjoyed life to the fullest and never took anything for granted. She always had a happy, positive outlook on life.
Doris was a strong willed person and had great faith. 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 her daughter Linda Burleigh; her grandson Garrett Allen Burleigh; a sister in law, Sudie Faye Davis; three sisters, Joyce Cocheran, Violet and husband James McLellan, Maxine and husband Larry Plissey; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Jack Randall, a daughter Anna Mae Randall, and a brother Robert Langley.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Sebasticook Valley Health for their great care.
Spring graveside committal services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Al H. Worden officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com



BETTY A. PALMER
CORINNA – Betty A. Palmer, 77, died January 2, 2017 at a Bangor hospital surrounded by her family. She was born July 12, 1939 in Littleton, a daughter of Benjamin and Beulah (Rogerson) Flewelling.
Betty married Robert Palmer on June 12, 1957. She worked on the harvester at Buck’s Potato Farm, Snowflake Canning Company, both in Corinna, and retired as night foreman at the Dexter Shoe Company in 1999. Betty was a founding member (#20) of the Dexter Regional Federal Credit Union and served on the board for a time. After “retiring” she baby sat for Elizabeth Kinney and her special “boys” Payson and Willis Reinhardt, and cleaned homes. She loved flower and vegetable gardening, canning vegetables, making pickles, relishes and jellies, reading and drinking Diet Coke. Betty was always happiest sitting on her porch at Center Pond, in her words, “the most beautiful place in the world”, where she enjoyed her friends and camp neighbors.
She is survived by two daughters, Terri and husband Michael Crosby of Newport, Vicki and husband Mark Easler of Corinna; four sisters, Edna “Teta” and husband Cliff Pottle, Gloria and husband Dick Perkins of Holden, Janet and husband Donald Zimmerman of GA, Frances and husband Vaughn Thibodeau of Winterport; two brothers, David Flewelling of Frankfort, Richard Flewelling and companion Irene Davis of Troy; two granddaughters, Jenna and husband Tyson Grindle, of Medford, NJ, and Kayla Easler and boyfriend Brandon Hopkins of Dixmont; great grandson Wyatt Grindle; 2 sisters-in-law, Gladys Flewelling of Winterport and Ann Flewelling of MS; many nieces and nephews; “adopted” daughter Sue Paige of Corinna; and her dog Willow. She was extremely proud of her daughters, granddaughters and great grandson.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Benjamin “Dude” and Philip Flewelling.
Friends called from 11 AM to 1 PM Saturday, January 7th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Private graveside committal services will be held in the spring at Morse’s Corner Cemetery, Corinna. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.



CARLTON W. TASH
HARTLAND – Carlton W. Tash, 82, died, Monday, January 2, 2017, in Bangor.
Carlton was born on January 30, 1934, in Chester, Maine, the son of Charles A. and June A. (Lobley) Tash. He graduated from Oakland High School and proudly served our country in the United States Army in Panama.
Carl was employed for many years as the friendly milkman, delivering to the local communities. He later was employed by Spring Brook Oil Company and delivered oil until he retired. He loved knowing his customers personally and had a knack for remembering their names, addresses and phone numbers. He was very outgoing and felt comfortable starting up a conversation with anyone that he would meet. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He will be forever missed and loved.
He is survived by his children, Jennifer Tash of Georgia and Skip Tash and wife, Molly, of Pittsfield; granddaughter, Savannah; brother, Donald Tash and wife, Lois, of Dedham; and long-time companion, Priscilla Butler and her daughter, Rhonda Southard, both of Hartland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Charles Tash Jr; and sister, Vivian Pomerleau.
A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, with military honors being presented for his service to our country.
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