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CLIFFORD VINING
NEWPORT, ME & FORT MYERS, FL — Clifford Harold Vining, 81, passed away from cancer on Feb 4, in Fort Myers, Florida. He was born in Hartland, Maine on December 11, 1936 to Elsie (Baird) Vining Kinney and Nathaniel Vining.
He was married on January 5, 1957 to Thelma Sennett of Pittsfield, Maine. He served his country in the United States Army from 1959 to 1962. He was employed for 30 years at Cole’s Express in Bangor, Maine. He was a member of the Rising Virtue Lodge and Anah Temple Shrine. He was an active member of the High Street Congregational Church in Newport, Maine, and an associate member of the Thomas Edison Congregational Church in Fort Myers, Florida. Cliff was the friend everyone called when something needed fixing or planning and was involved in overseeing countless projects for his neighbors, community and church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Thelma; Two sons, Michael of Dover, NH and Mark of Worcester, MA; four grandchildren, Alicia, Ashley, Lucas and Adam; two sisters, Jacquelyn McCourtney of Rockwood, Maine and Venice, FL and Helen Springer of Wells, Maine; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Anna Merrill of Deep River, Connecticut.
Services will be held in the spring in Newport, Maine. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Cole Land Transportation Museum for the development of the Clifford Vining Memorial Scholarship, 405 Perry Road Bangor, ME 04401.

WYATT S. STAFFORD
PITTSFIELD — Wyatt S. Stafford, 65, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in Waterville.
He was born on November 20, 1952, in Waterville, Maine, the son of the late Fred and Stella Stafford. He served in the United States Army from 1970-1972.
Wyatt was adventurous and had a passion for life. Many stories could be shared of his free spirit and his personality of having no fear. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering, playing golf, classic cars, watching the Red Sox and spending time with his friends. He was a member of the Sebasticook Valley Elks #2713.
He is survived by his children, Jennifer Hight of Pittsfield, Samantha Stafford and companion Tony Poulin of Pittsfield and Wyatt Stafford of Plymouth; grandchildren, Caleb, Carter, Sophia, Bentley and Wyatt; siblings, Cynthia Lewis and husband Ron of Pittsfield and Bruce Stafford and wife Maryjane of Winslow; nieces and nephews, James Lewis and wife Cheryl, William Lewis, Ryan Stafford and wife Debbie and Matthew Stafford and wife Vanessa; mother of his children, Sue Stafford of Pittsfield; and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Avenue, Pittsfield. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Elks Lodge in Pittsfield. All are welcome.
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MARY S. EMERSON
NEWPORT — Mary (Henderson) Emerson, 91, wife of the late Gerald W. Emerson, died February 1, 2018 at a Dexter health care facility. She was born February 7, 1926 in Exeter, a daughter of Watson and Goldie (Weeks) Henderson. She was educated in Stetson and Corinna schools, graduating from Corinna Union Academy, Class of 1943.
Mary was a 50 year member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Corinna Post #73. She was a member of the High Street Congregational Church in Newport and served as a Sunday School teacher. She will be remembered as a music lover and also enjoyed dancing. She was employed as a bookkeeper, wife and mother. She was also well known around the Newport Sky Park.
She will be missed by 3 loving daughters, Laurel Ouimette of Gulfport, MS, Paula Upton of Winterport and Tammy Emerson of East Newport; a sister, Pola Magnus of Montgomery, AL; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Jerry in 1993, her brother Stanley Henderson in 2002, and her great grandson Jon McCarron, Jr. in 2015.
Funeral services were held 1 PM Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Friends called from noon until the time of the funeral. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Newport, in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the High Street Church, 18 High Street, Newport, ME 04953; or to a charity of one’s choice. Written condolences may be made at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
ROBERT I. LAMSON
HARTLAND — Bob was unexpectedly taken home to be with the Lord after shopping at his favorite store. He was born to Carroll and Francis Bragg Lamson. He attended Stearns High School in Millinocket, Maine. He served in the Army from October 1967 to August 1972. After leaving the Army Bob drove 18 wheelers most of his adult life until 2013 when he started a land maintenance business. He loved driving truck and enjoyed taking his wife with him during the summers. Last summer was the best, they bought a camper and traveled to South Carolina to visit some dear friends, went to Dollywood and saw some shows, did a lot of camping at local campgrounds then finally going to the Nascar races in New Hampshire.
He was predeceased by his father Carroll and mother Francis, many aunts, uncles and grandparents and brother-n-law Roland Ryder.
Bob is survived by his wife Deborah. Three daughters: Carol Wilber and her husband Bob, Cheryl and Amy. He also has a very special stepson Jared, also his two sisters: Judith Ryder and Rebecca Dumont and husband Wilford. Four brothers: Douglas and wife Rose, Stephen, Paul and wife Carol, and James and wife Nancy. He is Papa to three grandchildren: Colby, Dustin and Emily Wilber. He also has several nieces and nephews. Bob had many friends but will be mostly missed by his best bud, Gerard.
A funeral service was held at the St. Albans Union Church, on February 11th at 4 PM in St. Albans, ME. Graveside service will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers people may give to the St. Albans Union Church children ministries.

ELEANOR L. BICKFORD
DEXTER — Eleanor L. Bickford, 65, died unexpectedly Monday, February 5, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. She was born April 28, 1952 in Worcester, MA, a daughter of Carroll and Lorraine (Pleau) Cray.
Eleanor married her love Danny Bickford on February 14, 1970. They moved to Maine and raised a family of three girls. She worked for many years at Guilford Industries in Newport. She had a love of anything Elvis. Eleanor loved watching wrestling, reading, and playing computer games. She had a passion for her family and loved spending time with them.
She is survived by her mother, Lorraine Cray of MA; her husband of 48 years, Danny; her daughters, Ann Bickford and partner Brian Kennedy of Dexter, Mary Haskell and spouse Lisa Haskell of Windsor, and Cynthia Mandigo and spouse Rob Mandigo of Dexter; her brothers, Roger Cray and girlfriend Cheryl and Brian and spouse Julie Cray, all of MA; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends that loved her very much.
She was predeceased by her father and a brother Dale Cray.
A celebration of life will be held 1 to 3 PM, Sunday, February 18th, at the Dexter Regional High School cafeteria. Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help the family with funeral expenses may be made to Mary Haskell, 280 Tyler Road, Windsor, ME 04363. Any residual funds will be donated in her memory to a local animal shelter. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
LAWRENCE BURLEIGH, SR.
NEWPORT & CORINNA — Lawrence Burleigh, Sr., 104, died January 26, 2018 at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. He was born August 29, 1913 in Masardis, a son of Granville and Annie (Patchell) Burleigh.
He attended schools in Millinocket, Plymouth and Newport. He served as a teletype mechanic in the 303rd Signal Operation Battalion, U.S. Army, during World War II in the European, African and Middle East theatres. He was self employed in the pulp and lumber business, and married the former Dorothy Kenney on March 15, 1942. Lawrence loved to read, play cards, and tell stories and jokes.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Lawrence, Jr. and wife June of Hebron, CT, and Edwin of Corinna; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Lawrence was predeceased by a daughter Diane Morrison; 3 brothers, Norman, Howard and Arvid; and a sister Leona Brown.
Spring graveside committal services will be held at the Corinna Village Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

LLOYD E. COLLINS, JR.
EXETER — Lloyd E. Collins, Jr., 93, died January 29th, 2018 at a Dover-Foxcroft health care facility following a long illness. He was born in Carmel, December 10th, 1924, the son of Lloyd and Beatrice (Houston) Collins, Sr.
Lloyd was a World War II Army veteran, serving from May of 1943 until February of 1946, when he received an Honorable discharge.
He was married for over 50 years to his loving wife Marjorie A (Hurlbut) who predeceased him.
Lloyd was employed at Eastland woolen Mill in Corinna for several years andhe was a self employed carpenter working throughout the area. He was a member of the American Legion in Carmel.
He is survived by a son Preston Collins of Dexter, two daughters Patricia Withee of Stetson, Penny Collins of Newport, 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, a son Phillip Collins, a daughter, Pamela, a brother, Francis, and two sisters, Gloria and Joyce.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Highland Cemetery in Carmel. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guestbook please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.

BRIAN REED CAMPBELL
EXETER — Brian Reed Campbell, 79, passed away on January 22, 2018 in Winter Haven, FL. He was born December 7,1938, in Corinth, ME, the youngest child of Arthur and Madelyn (Blackwell) Campbell.
Brian was a life-long farmer and was very proud of his farm in Exeter, ME, having won The Maine Potato Board Farm Family of the Year in 2004. He held several leadership positions in the potato industry at the state and national levels. He was a 40 year member of the Parian Lodge in Corinna, ME, and a member of the Anah Temple Shrine. Brian was an avid golfer and enjoyed his winters in Lake Wales, FL. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandsons.
Brian is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sheila (Smith) Campbell, a daughter, Jolynn of Bangor, ME, a son, Jeffrey and wife, Dawn, of Mariaville, ME, and two grandsons, Cole Campbell and fiancee, Darci Perkins, of Camden, ME, and Brody Campbell of Mariaville, ME. He is also survived by his brother, Keith Campbell of Farmington, NM, and a niece, Amanda Percival Cushman of Bangor, ME.
He was predeceased by his parents, and a sister, Gwendolyn Percival.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date.
COLLETTE LORRAINE ARSENAULT
PITTSFIELD — Collette Lorraine Arsenault, 87, formerly of Rumford, passed away on January 20, 2018 in her home with her family by her side.
She was born on January 9, 1931 in Berlin, NH, the daughter of Roger St. Hilaire and Emelda Montminy St. Hilaire.
Collette graduated from Stephens High School. She went to work at an early age in the hospital doing meal trays. She was later employed at J.J. Newberrys, A&P grocery store in Rumford, and Sampson’s supermarket in Mexico.
She loved her family, taking care of the grandchildren and visiting them often.
Collette was helped and taken care of by four wonderful ladies. The family will always be grateful for their care.
She was a member of the Snowshoe Club in Rumford, where they went to dance, which she loved to do and had missed. She also loved her “Little Honey”.
Collette is survived by her son, James Arsenault of Bedford, NH; daughter, Nancy Bellfleur of Pittsfield, ME; grandchildren, Kelly Woodman, David Arsenault and wife Heather, Aaron Arsenault; greatgrandchildren, Ryan, Kylie, Alexia, Patrick, Brandon, Aaron, Ethan, Kaelyn, Avery, Aubrey, Teagan; brother, Richard St. Hilaire of NH; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend Bonnie of CT.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband Raymond Arsenault; sons, David and Robert Arsenault; son-in-law Conrad Bellfleur; daugher-in-law Patricia Arsenault; grandson, David Woodman; and her borther Clement St. Hilaire.
If so desired, contributions in Collette’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

HAROLD A. LOVEJOY, SR.
PITTSFIELD — Harold A. Lovejoy, Sr., 93, of Pittsfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Pittsfield, Maine.
He was born September 28, 1924, in Addison, Maine, the son of Charles and Mattie (Gray) Lovejoy.
He joined the United States Army in 1943 serving during WWII.
Harold married the former Rosalie M. Guptill in December of 1946 spending 67 years together before her passing in 2014.
Harold spent many years working for the Irving Tannery Company in Hartland, Maine until his retirement.
He enjoyed watching and feeding the birds and other animals in his yard, gardening, watching soap operas, telling stories and loved to play with his beloved grand-dog “Chancey”.
Harold was a devoted family man always keeping up to date with what everyone was doing.
He is survived by his son Harold Lovejoy, Jr. and his wife Darlene of Pittsfield, his five grandchildren; Roni Twitchell and her partner Warren LaPrell of Pittsfield, Kim Kirouac and her husband Jason of Florida, Troy Twitchell and his wife Missy of Hartland, Amy Twitchell and her partner Mike Richardson of Windsor, Kevin McCormick and his wife Joanna of St. Albans; his great grandchildren, Trevor Twitchell, Morgan Havey, Danielle Brunni, Christina May, Ryan-Michael Havey, Nash Kirouc, and Ellura Twitchell; and his great-great-grandchildren, Kylie Twitchell, Trey Lewis, Davina Twitchell, and Tyler Twitchell.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife Rosalie; his daughter Beatrice and son-in-law James Twitchell, and his granddaughter Keri Lovejoy.
A graveside will be held in the spring at the Pittsfield Village Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, Maine.

LILLA (LONDON) DEMMONS
EXETER — Lilla M. Demmons, 80, died January 18, 2018 at a Brewer health care facility. She was born January 9, 1938 in Exeter a daughter of George and Josephine (Mooers) London.
She was a member of the Garland Grange and the Shirley B. Carter Post VFW Auxiliary in Dexter. She had been employed as a cashier at Reny’s Department Store in Dexter and Walmart in Palmyra and Bangor.
Lilla is survived by a son, Maynard Worster, Jr. of Exeter; a brother, Charles London of Canaan; 2 sisters, Ralva Orchard of Southport and Sherrill Burdin of Garland; 3 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister Maxine Lancaster.
Graveside committal services will be held in the spring at Cider Hill Cemetery, Exeter. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
JUDITH (EDGERLY) WILLIAMS
SANGERVILLE — Judy (Edgerly) Williams, 80, died January 14, 2018 after a long illness. She was born in Sangerville June 6, 1937, a daughter of Lloyd and Marion (Clark) Edgerly. Judy lived her entire life in Sangerville, where she proudly raised her five sons. She was a lifelong member of the South Sangerville Grange. Judy was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her sons, Vance and wife Jane McNaughton of Ripley, Ralph and wife Diana McNaughton of Newport, Bruce McNaughton of Westbrook, Clark and wife Karen McNaughton of Charleston, Brett and wife Jenny McNaughton of Sarasota, FL; a sister, Patricia Colbry of Sangerville; a brother, Rodney and wife Bev Edgerly of Guilford; 7 grandchildren, Adam and wife Lindsay, Brandon and wife Kim, Mark and wife Jessika, Michael and wife Danielle, Scott, Cassidy and Samantha; 11 great grandchildren, Taylor, Emma, Lucas, Ryan, Samantha, William, Wyatt, Waverly, Brian, Haylee and Ryleigh.
It was Judy’s wish to donate her body for scientific research in the hope of helping others. At her request, there will be no services.
Judy’s family wishes to thank the staff at Sebasticook Valley Hospital for the care and compassion provided to Judy throughout the years. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Sangerville Fire Department, P.O. Box 188, Sangerville, ME 04479.
Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
THOMAS J. BRALEY, JR.
HARTLAND — Thomas J. Braley, Jr., 55, died on Sunday, January 14, 2018, after a courageous battle with lung cancer, in Skowhegan.
He was born on September 25, 1962, in Hartland, Maine, the son of Thomas and Phyllis (Brooks) Braley, Sr. He graduated from Hartland Christian School and worked several different jobs, including Hardwick Fence in Palmyra and Arbor Acres in Maine.
Tom was a very talented musician. He could play the guitar, the mandolin and the banjo. He loved gospel and bluegrass music. He absolutely loved his family, enjoyed spending time fishing and liked being around people. He could very easily talk a streak! In his younger years he was a great basketball player and a super runner. He loved to attend the Harmony Community Center Friday Night Jammers and was a member of the Central Maine Country Music Association in Corinna.
He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Phyllis Braley, Sr. of Hartland; siblings, Timothy Braley and wife Lisa of South Dakota, Alan Braley and wife Melody of St. Albans, Holly Waterman and husband Douglas of Burnham and Eric Braley and wife Cheryl of St. Albans; nieces and nephews: Michael, Kristen, Shania, Taylor, Scottie and Alenna; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and numerous special bluegrass and fishing friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Canaan Calvary Church, 299 Main Street, Canaan, with Pastor Kevin Brooks officiating. A potluck gathering will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. If possible, please bring a dish to share.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Central Maine Country Music Association, 10 Smith Road, Corinna, Maine, 04928.
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MARIE (NICKERSON) GALLISON
CORINNA — Marie E. Gallison, 74, went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2018. She was born August 12, 1943 in Dexter, a daughter of Elwood and Inez (Pratt) Nickerson.
Marie worked 8 years in the weave room at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna. She then worked as an Avon Lady for the next 21 years. She was a longstanding member of the Pleasant Street Christian Church in Corinna.
She is survived by her husband, Charles “Bill” Gallison, Sr. of Corinna; 2 sons, “Chuck” and wife Patty of Hartland, Kevin and wife Lori of Old Town; a sister, Cleona Decrow of Athens; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 sisters in law, Eileen Nickerson of Hudson and Carol Nickerson of Florida; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew Leslie and wife Lynn Fillmore.
Graveside committal services will be held in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Mike Abbott officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Chapel, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
CHARLES A. KILBY
NEWPORT — Charles Alden Kilby, 89, died January 10, 2018. He was born October 13, 1928 in South Portland, a son of Henry and Irene (Hannaford) Kilby. He graduated from the Maine Maritime Academy, Class of 1949 and served in the Merchant Marines including oil tankers to Saudi Arabia. After moving to Caribou he met Lizzie. They were married for nearly 60 years. He operated power plants for Maine Public Service Company for 40 years. He and Lizzie moved to Newport after retiring. Charles was a member of the Lions Club for many years. Charlie enjoyed spending time at their camp on Cross Lake. Every summer his family would gather together at the camp making unforgettable memories.
Charlie was a wonderful father who always put his family first. His family meant the world to him and he meant the world to his family. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by 2 sons, Gary and wife Carlene of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Jerry and wife Lesia of Frankfort, Kentucky; a daughter, Betty and husband Peter Stone of Enfield; a sister, Shirley Richardson of New Hampshire; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. He was also a special step grampy to Sarah, Adam, Aubri, Bryson, Jennifer and Margaret.
He was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Cody) on January 3, 2010.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services were held 1 PM Tuesday, January 16th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Spring burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery, Presque Isle. Donations in Charlie’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
JOSEPH W. SCHISSLER
DETROIT — Joseph Warren Schissler, 66, passed away January 16, 2018 after a 2 year struggle with cancer.
He was born March 6, 1951 in Hartland, a son of Joseph R. and Maxine (Field) Schissler. He graduated from Warsaw High School in Pittsfield, Class of 1969. Joe was a pipe fitter for Cianbro Corporation for 20 years, and was a stationery steam engineer for the Edwards Company for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Elks Club in Pittsfield.
He is survived by his mother of Detroit; daughters Brittany Schissler and Keith Doyon, Ashley Heffernan and husband Peter; grandsons, Ryder and Tanner Heffernan, and Keith Ravanell Doyon; brother, Kim Schissler; sister, Anna Curtis and husband Mark; nephew Aaron Curtis and niece Allison Curtis.
At his request there will be no funeral service. A private committal will be held in the spring at Detroit Village Cemetery with Pastor Dan Burton officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union Street, Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
VELMA (BUSWELL) LEAVITT
EXETER — Velma Irene Leavitt, 89, a lifelong resident of Exeter, died January 9, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. She was born March 19, 1928 in Exeter a daughter of F. Keith and Ruth (Felix) Buswell.
She worked at Eastland Woolen Mill for 20 years and operated a family vegetable stand for a number of years.
She is survived by her son James and wife Julie Leavitt of Exeter; sister Theora Lougee, of Corinth; 2 grandchildren, William and Emily; a sister-in-law, Charlotte Buswell of Corinth; many beloved nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband Lewis Leavitt and brothers, Norman, Carroll and Malcolm Buswell.
At her request there will be no visiting hours. Graveside committal services will be held at the Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth in the spring. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
GLORIA E. PERKINS
PARKMAN — Gloria E. Perkins, 59, passed away January 2, 2018, at her residence. She was born June 15, 1959, at Fort McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, a daughter of George and Ellen Perkins formerly of Abbot Village, Maine. Gloria was one who loved good poetry and had written many poems of her own.
In years past she drove school bus for the Guilford school district and worked for the Woolen Mill in Guilford, as well as other odd jobs. She loved her grandchildren and was able to spend many precious moments with them.
Gloria is survived by her children, Michael and Sandra Sweet, Amanda Nichols, and Jehoshaphat and Georgia Dawn Priest; her father, George C Perkins Sr.; sister, Debbie Wasilewski; two brothers, George C. Perkins, Jr., and Shane M. Perkins Sr.; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her mother Ellen R. Perkins.
There will be a memorial service 1 PM Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Parkman Baptist Church in Parkman, Maine. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
JANET (CONDON) ROBINSON
PLYMOUTH — Janet G. Robinson, 76, died January 8, 2018 at a Bangor hospital. She was born June 22, 1941 in Troy a daughter of Thomas and Thelma (Richardson) Condon. She graduated from Unifree High School in Unity and was employed for many years at Ski-Land Woolen Mill in Clinton and Guilford Industries in Newport.
She enjoyed fishing in her younger years and also liked Bingo and the Bangor Daily News crossword puzzles. She loved her grandchildren, especially “Gram’s Babe”.
Janet is survived by her son Dale and wife Sandra Chamberlain of Albion; 2 daughters, Raejean and husband Clarence Churchill of Pittsfield, and Carol Chamberlain of Etna; 3 sisters, Ethel Chamberlain of Benton, Gladys Chase of Burnham, Pearl and husband Michael Butler of Stratton; 2 grandchildren, Michael Chamberlain and Bailey Churchill; 2 great grandchildren, Aiyla-Rae and Aiden Chamberlain.
She was predeceased by her husband Lindley Robinson, and her brothers and sisters, Walter, Edith, Arthur, Paul, Carroll, Wilma and Dell.
Graveside committal services will be held in the spring at Sawyer Cemetery, Plymouth. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
BRIAN J. HACKETT
ABBOT — Brian J. Hackett, 81, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2017 at his home. He was born March 9, 1936 in Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the son of Bernard and Ellen (Coyle) Hackett. He shared many fun stories of growing up on a farm, working at Gormley’s, as well as being a conductor on the double decker buses in England. He emigrated from Ireland with his wife settling in Huntingdon, Quebec, where he made many lifelong friends. He was active in the local Legion Hall as well as in the Knights of Columbus. He moved several more times advancing his career – North Carolina, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and finally settling in Maine. Brian had a great love for his family and appreciated time spent with them. He had a passion for yardsaling and golf, and enjoyed a good game of cribbage and a nice scotch.
In addition to his loving wife of 61 years, Winnifred M. (Farrell) Hackett, Brian is survived by five daughters, Suzanne Wilbur and her husband, Harvey, Siobhan Ross and her companion, Glen Rowe, Maureen Glidden and her husband, Peter, Marie Schmiedlehner and her husband, Paul, and Kathryn “Kate” Leland and her husband, Tim; four brothers, Neil and wife, Rosetta, John and wife, Philomena, Donald and wife, Margaret, and Gerard and wife, Eileen Hackett; sister, Marie and husband, Jimmy Maguire; 13 grandchildren, Christopher, Adam, Brian, Silas, Geneva, Marissa, Brendan, Ryan, Olivia, Nick, Cameron, Emmitt, and Sean; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant son, Plunkett Hackett.
A celebration of Brian’s life will held 1 PM Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Masonic Lodge in Guilford. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
GERALDINE A. HEATH
PALMYRA — Geraldine Heath, 75, died unexpectedly December 28, 2017 at a New York City hospital. She was born October 6, 1942 in Bangor, a daughter of Warner and Vesta (Robshaw) Giles. She graduated from Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT.
Geraldine retired as a supervisor at Ensign Boarding Home in Hartland. She will be remembered as an avid figure skater in her younger years, and also enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.
She is survived by a son, William Schalk of Newport; 2 daughters, Josina Schalk of Hartland, Terri and husband Allen Graves of Newport; a brother Gerald and wife Delores Giles of Bucksport; a step sister, Rebecca Sargeant of Bangor; 3 grandchildren, Courtney, Matthew and Thomas; and 4 great grandchildren, Maddox, Ashton, Avery and Skylar; 4 nephews, Warren, Jeffrey, Sean and Kevin Giles; a special cousin Cheryl Leach; and her beloved dog Shayna.
Geraldine was predeceased by her brother Rodney; her son, Gerald “Tink” Heath; and her companion of 18 years, Vaughn Fields.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM Friday, January 5th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Kenneth Graves officiating. Friends called at the funeral home from 11 AM until the time of services. Spring burial will be in Palmyra Village Cemetery. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
MARGUERITE “MAGGIE” DOW
DEXTER — Marguerite “Maggie” M. Dow, 93, formerly of Pittsfield, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in Dexter.
She was born on October 25, 1924, in Hartland, Maine, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel (Boynton) Waldron. She married Merle Mitchell and together they raised their family. Merle died at an early age in 1952 and Marguerite became a single parent raising the children with help from her wonderful family.
She was a hard worker being employed at the local shoe shop and later at Edwards. She enjoyed making clothing when her kids were young and crocheting afghans as she got older for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Lambert and Brenda Hopkins (Galen); many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Merle Mitchell; four children: Judy Gerald, Darald Mitchell, Sharon Hyatt and Pamela Sprague; and seven siblings: Lawrence Waldron, John Waldron, Charles Waldron, Robert Waldron, Charlotte Seekins, Frances Seekins and Alice Mitchell.
A graveside service will be held in the summer of 2018 at the Fairview Cemetery in Canaan.
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REGINALD C. MOULTON
NEWPORT — Reginald Moulton, 93, died December 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 1, 1924 in Atkinson, a son of Charles and Emma (Paine) Moulton. He was drafted in 1943 and earned 2 Purple Hearts as a military policeman in the Army during World War II. He married the former Edith Stone on July 26, 1953 and worked as a self employed lumberman. They were married for 60 years before she predeceased him in 2013.
He is survived by his children, Charles Moulton and wife Vicki, and Pamela Nunes and husband Tom; grandchildren, Sarah Moulton and fiancé Josh, Brandi Moulton and fiancé Sam, Jacobie Pouliot and husband Dave, Clairissa Smith and husband Mike, and Stephen Bemis; great grandchildren, Daniel Tuttle, Alex, Emma and Oliver Pouliot, and Karleigh Smith; many nieces and nephews and a special friend William Bemis.
In addition to his wife, Reginald was predeceased by his siblings, George, Aubrey, Clarence, Llewelyn, Little Reggie, Myrtle, Gladys, and Ruth.
Graveside committal services will be held at 10 AM Saturday, May 5th, at the North Newport Cemetery, Newport, with Pastor Al Worden officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
MARILYN (BRYSON) BOLDUC
DEXTER & NEWPORT — Marilyn Bolduc, 84, died December 26, 2017 at a Bangor hospital. She was born September 14, 1933 in Newport, a daughter of James and Florence Delia (Lynch) Bryson, Sr. She graduated from Newport High School, Class of 1953 and attended community college at Dow Field in Bangor.
She was the activity director at Dexter Nursing Home for a long time and had previously worked at R.H. Reny’s for many years. A self-employed seamstress, Marilyn helped with the annual operetta doing much of the costume work and also made the cheerleader uniforms at Dexter Regional High School. A large hearted lady, she and Leo cared for a number of people young and old in the Dexter area.
She is survived by her son, Jeffrey and wife Heidi of Littleton, NH; a sister, Dorothy “Dot” Fernald of Newport; a granddaughter, Brittni DeRosia, her husband Mike, and great grand daughter Emersyn, all of Littleton, NH; a grandson Justin Whipple, his wife Nicole, and great grandson Jackson, all of Raymond, NH; a grandson Nicholas Whipple of Littleton, NH; several nieces and nephews; and Marilyn’s “fur baby”, Bella. She is also survived by her second family, Bill and Joni Alfond and their children, Justin, Kenden, and Reis. She will also be remembered by dear friends, Mike McDonough and Barbara Ann Wakefield.
Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Leo Bolduc in 1983.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, January 13th at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. A celebration of life will be held following the service at the Millenium, 416 Oxbow Road, Palmyra.
In lieu of flowers, 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.
DARREN A. DOMONSKI
PALMYRA — Darren A. Domonski, 52, died unexpectedly December 29th, 2017 at his Palmyra home. He was born July 5, 1965 in East Rockaway NY, the son of Joseph A and Pamela M (Boland) Domonski. He grew up in Palmyra and was a graduate of Nokomis Regional High School in the class of 1983.
Darren enjoyed riding motorcycles and driving fast cars. He loved his family. He loved being a big brother and he especially loved his son Adam.
He is survived by his son Adam J. Domonski of Palmyra, two brothers Sean P. Photion stationed in Norfolk, VA, Eli M Boland of Huntington, WV, one sister Cassandra Mirzathani of Crosslanes, WV, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers Chris and Gary and a sister Gail.
A celebration of life will be held February 3rd, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM at the old Palmyra School in Palmyra. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Darren's son Adam 858 Main Street, Palmyra, ME 04965, to with expenses.
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