Donald E. Ellis

Donald Edmund “Don” Ellis, age 93, of Oklahoma City, passed away December 5, 2013. He was born May 5, 1920, in Bangor, ME, to Austin & Ava Ellis.

 Don worked for 33 years for Central Maine Power. He retired as Asst. Safety Director. Don proudly served his country and landed on the Utah Beach in WWII in the 4th Infantry Div. He was honorably discharged as Staff Sgt., and received the Purple Heart with a Cluster, Silver and Bronze Star, C.i.B. Badge, Arrowhead and five Battle Stars (ETO.) He served in the National Guard eleven years in Maine. Don was a member of the VFW, Ashlor Lodge #158, Master Mason & Shriner, Past Post Commander of American Legion Maine #132, Past Kennebec County Commander and State Oratorical Chairman, Past President of the New England Chapter of the 4th Infantry Div. He was a member of Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church for many years and held many positions. Don moved to Oklahoma in 2004 and was a member of the First United Church of Moore. 

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ellis; 2 daughters, Marcia Lechner & husband, Ed and Karen Wood & husband, Mel; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Donna Grenier & husband, Hank; and many beloved nieces & nephews. Don is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Arnold, Gordon & Charles; 3 sisters, Anona, Charlotte & Hilda; and son, Stephen.  

Family suggests Memorial Donations may be made in Don’s honor to: First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St., Moore, OK 73160. 

Charles H "Charlie" Tuttle

Richmond-Charlie H Tuttle, 85, of the Alexander Reed Rd. passed away after a long illness on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at his home, with his family by his side.

He was born on April 22, 1928 in South Paris the son of William and Avis Tuttle and attended local schools.

Charlie proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. After the military Charlie worked for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as a game warden for 20 years, retiring in1974.

He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, farming, cutting wood, mowing and particularly being with his family. He also enjoyed working on his tree farm, selling Christmas Trees, logs and firewood.

Charlie was a former selectman for the town of Richmond, was on the Advisory Board for Gardiner Savings and Sagadahoc County Conservation Committee.

Charlie was predeceased by his brothers Bill and Roger Tuttle and sister Polly Varney. He is survived by his wife of 60 years "Chickie" Tuttle, daughter Jennifer Tuttle Hinkley and husband Skip, son Dana and Tracy Tuttle all of Richmond, grandchildren Jordan and Nathan Kirsch, Nicole and Wade Tuttle, sisters Lillian Fish of Florida and Helene McKeen of Connecticut, many nieces and nephews

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, December 14th from 12 to 1pm with a funeral to follow at the funeral home. Honors will be provided by the Army and the Warden Service. Burial will take place at a later date.

In Charlie's memory donations may be made to: Maine Wilderness Watershed Trust POBox 5660 Augusta, Me 04332-5660

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Bernard J. Passmore

Richmond – Bernard J. ‘Bud’ Passmore, 83, died in his home December 1st, 2013 after a long illness.

Bernard was born on January 12, 1930 in Gardiner, a son of Geneva and Lawrence Passmore.

He graduated from Portland High School in 1947. He served in the Navy for three years and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired as a master electrician after many years with the I.B.E.W., Local #567. He was a hard worker and took great pride in his home and family.

Bernard was predeceased by his parents and sisters Maxine Rickett and Sally Campbell. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years Joanne (Carlton) Passmore; sons Gary and his wife Diana, Jon and his wife Linda, and daughter Deborah Estabrook. He also left behind sisters Nataleen Patterson and Lorraine Dyer, brother Roger, many nieces and nephews, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

There will be no memorial services.

Arrangements by Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.

David C. Holt

BATH — David C. Holt, of Bath, formerly of Brunswick and Topsham, passed away peacefully on Dec. 3, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer with his loving family at his side.

David was born in Newburyport, MA, on April 8, 1937, to Daniel and Rose (Colby) Holt. He was raised in Georgetown, MA, and attended Georgetown Schools. He was a graduate with the class of 1955 at Perley High School, Georgetown. David, or Tubb as he was affectionately called, was proud of his late game heroics in the 1954 high school basketball tournament, sinking a half court shot as time expired to send Perley High to the State Finals in the Boston Garden.

As the son of Depressionera parents David was industrious at a very young age. At age 12 he would hitchhike from Georgetown to Salisbury and set up bowling pins for 1 cent per frame at a local bowling alley. He remembered after working two 16- hour days and sleeping in the attic in between, he brought home more money than his parents that week.

After graduating high school Dave joined the Navy with his good friend Bill Prescott in June of 1955. Dave served as a Damage Controlman on the USS Salisbury Sound (AV13) and later on the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CVA41). After the Navy Dave put his charismatic personality and natural selling ability to good use joining Electrolux as a door-to-door salesman. For the next 45 years he had an extremely successful career, a continuous top performer who won incentive trips around the world. He won numerous sales awards during his career and many more lasting friendships.

Dave loved the simple things in life. Mowing the lawn on a sunny day, monitoring the weather, bird watching, betting on the horses, playing cards and taking scenic drives. He loved to swim and was known to swim from Small Point to Popham and back in the same day. He taught all of his children to swim at an early age and they share his love of the water.

Dave had an infectious smile and a contagious laugh and was known for his practical jokes. You couldn’t spend time around him without laughing and having fun. He had the natural ability to put people at ease. He was the life of the party and relished the role, the first one on the dance floor and the last to leave. He was mischievous and fun loving, you could see the playful boy dancing in his eyes even in his final days.

In his later years he devoted much of his time and energy to his grandchildren, an immense source of pride for him. He never missed an appearance at an athletic event, school play, award ceremony, even as his health declined. Dave loved a good game of cribbage and his door was always open for friends and family to stop in and visit. Dave loved a great meal and passed his love of food on to his family.

Dave was a devout Christian with strong faith, always signing cards and notes with scripture. He would want his number of days on earth known, it was 27,998. Dave found a second home with Pastor Dan Coffin and the fellowship of parishioners at Small Point Baptist Church. Dave was an extremely generous man to those he knew and loved.

Dave was predeceased by his parents, Daniel Holt and Rose Holt Choquette, beloved wife Christina (Tino) Holt, son Daniel Nicol and brother Daniel Holt. He is survived by his beloved sister Bonolyn (Sissy) Page and husband Robert of Georgetown, MA. Brother Greg Choquette of Hamden, ME. Four children, Colby Holt and wife Kim of Jacksonville, FL. Tamara Holt of Bath, ME. Carol Perkins of Otisfield, ME and David and Cori Holt of Durham, ME. Six grandchildren, Casey Holt of Jacksonville, FL, Savannah Rice of Bath, ME, David and Logan Holt of Durham, ME, Mathew and Twila Perkins of Oxford, ME. Dave loved his nieces and nephews, Kevin and Cathy Holt, Brenda Holt and Mike Stinson, Brian Page, Wendy Page and Wes Rutledge, Jesse Choquette and Michael Holt.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 p.m. at Small Point Baptist Church, 1754 Main Road, Phippsburgh, ME. All friends and associates are welcome to attend. Condolences can be expressed online at

June C. Seigars

Richmond-June C. Seigars, 77, of Main St. passed away on November 24th, 2013 at Gray Birch in Augusta.

She was born in Richmond on July 12, 1936 the daughter of Albert and Maria Fossett. June was a 1954 Graduate of Richmond High School.

June worked at Prout’s Carrot House, Etonic Shoe, and the Richmond Town Office before joining her husband at Gerald Seigars Trucking.

She loved meeting people, crafts, travel, reading, Bingo, and spending time with family. She also was a Kora Kart ‘Ladies’. June also loved spending winters in Florida.

June was a member of the Dresden Richmond Methodist Church, Daughters of the Revolution, Eastern Star Electa #2, Order of Eagle Auxiliary, Richmond Friendship Club, Past President of Richmond Lioness, Past Secretary, Treasurer of the Conrad Mobile Home Association in Florida and past chairman of Richmond Democratic Committee.

June is predeceased by her parents, husband Gerald Seigars Sr., in 2006, and son Stephen Lee Seigars in 1994. She is survived by her son Gerald Seigars Jr., of Richmond, daughters Patricia Deer of Gorham, Kathleen Seigars of Richmond, Stepmother Jane Fossett of Round Pond, sister Anne Fossett of Damariscotta, grandchildren Christopher Seigars of Washington, Carrie Goodreau of Massachusetts, Sara Deer of Wisconsin, Joseph Deer of Florida, Allyson Seigars of Topsham, Elizabeth Seigars of Topsham, Brian Seigars of Richmond and 9 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, November 27th from 2-4 and 6-8 at the funeral home with a funeral service being held on Friday, November 29th at 1 PM at Kincer Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Richmond Cemetery. In June’s memory, donations may be made to Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME 04357 or Maine General Home Care & Hospice, Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903.

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Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Robert A. Knight

Richmond – Robert A. Knight, 49, a resident of Richmond, formerly of Livermore Falls, died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at his home following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 26, 1964 in Farmington, the son of Linwood and Elaine (Mann) Knight. He was a 1982 graduate of Livermore Falls High School. He received his Bachelor degree from University of Maine, Orono, and continued his education at the University of Hawaii, where he met his wife. On August 7, 1992 in Oahu, Hawaii, he married Kaoru Mito, she passed away November 26, 2000. He worked at Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women in Hawaii before he returned to Maine with his daughter Nikki in 2006. He worked in the accounting department at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was a sports enthusiast; his favorite teams were the Red Sox, Denver Broncos and Pittsburg Penguins. Above all else, his greatest love was spending time with his daughter. He will be deeply missed by his daughter and his family. He is survived by his

daughter, Nicole Riikka “Nikki” Knight of Richmond; sisters, Deborah Coughlin and her husband Patrick of Richmond; Donna Bibeau and her husband Lawrence of Livermore; and Dianne Hirsh of Livermore Falls; his brother, Richard Knight and his wife Jacqueline of Livermore Falls; half-brothers, L. Gary Knight and his wife Lynn of Livermore Falls; and Gregory Knight and his wife Danielle of Brewer; half-sisters, Gail Przeclawaski of Maitland, Florida; and Barbara Barbour and her husband David of Topsham; in-laws, Masakazu and Honko Mito of Japan; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, November 14th from 10 to 11am at the funeral home with a funeral service to follow at 11am.

In Roberts memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Bowdoin Mill Island Topsham, Me 04086.

Messages of condolence may be sent to:

Arrangements by Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street Richmond, Me. 04357

Marcella E. Furbish

Litchfield-Marcella E. Furbish, 58, of the Hallowell Rd. passed away peacefully on Friday, October 25, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her husband, family and friends.

She was born on June 28, 1955 in Bath the daughter of Robert and Carrie Greenleaf.

Marcella was a past member of the Bath American Legion Color Guard. She enjoyed arts and crafts, camping, playing bingo, going the casino and particularly spending time with her grandchildren.

Marcella was predeceased by parents and many siblings. She is survived by her husband Randall Furbish of Litchfield, daughters Bobbi Jo Dunning of Wiscasset, Amber Franko of Brunswick, grandchildren Jonathan, Brian, Ashley and Kelly, sister Joyce, brothers Robert and Neil.

A funeral service will take place on Thursday, October 31st at noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Maine Veterans Cemetery Chapel Mt .Vernon Rd. at 2pm.

In her memory donations may be made to the Coastal Humane Society 30 Range Rd. Brunswick, Me 04011.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Virginia (Ginger) Eve Putnam

44, of Brunswick, Sept. 26, 2013. Visitation, 12 p.m., Oct. 19
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Jacqueline C. Leroux

Bowdoinham-Jacqueline C. Leroux, 72, of the River Rd. formerly of OOB, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the home of her son.

She was born in Biddeford on December 22, 1940 the daughter of Paul and Doris Leroux.

Jackie worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the City of Biddeford and previous to that for Chapman and Drake Insurance of Bath.

She loved motorcycling and rode until the age of 67. Jackie was a past member of the Rolling Thunder and United Bikers of Maine holding several offices in the clubs through the years.

She was predeceased by her parents Paul and Doris of Old Orchard Beach. Jackie is survived by her sons Jason Bellevue, wife Alison and their children Benjamyn and Marie of California, Douglas Bellevue, his companion Samantha Klemko of Bodinham and Douglas’s sons Evan and Joseph Bellevue of Topsham. Jackie is also survived by her sisters Patricia King of OOB, Joyceline Brown and husband Harry of California, Elizabeth Goodwin and husband Carl of Saco, Michelle Boisjoly and husband Philip of Saco, Denise Kinney and husband Russell of OOB, brother Paul Leroux and wife Susan of Saco. Jackie is from a large family and will be missed by many nieces and nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, October 5th at 11am at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. The family is planning a motorcycle ride departing Bowdoinham 8:30am, stopping Topsham Fair Mall at 9am, and Scarborough at 10 am on Saturday for arrival at the service. All are welcome.

Larry S. MacFarlane

Litchfield-Larry S. MaFarlane, 81 of the Plains Rd. and forty year resident of Litchfield, Maine, went home to be with his Lord, on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at his home. Larry was born in Augusta, Maine, August 31, 1932, to Dorothy Wing and Rodney MacFarlane. As a young lad, he grew up at Peacock Tavern, Richmond. He attended schools in Augusta, Richmond, and Gardiner, graduating from Gardlner High School in 1950. He -immediately signed up to be a proud Marine and served his country for 21 yrs. His duty stations included Camp Lejeune, N. C. two tours. He served twice as a drill instructor at Parris island, producing honor platoons. Larry spent three yrs at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. Another three yrs. Larry spent on independent duty with the I&I Staff, Garden City, Long Island, N.Y. One of his extra duties at this time was heading Toys for Tots. He spent a tour at Cherry Point, S.C. He loved to travel and visited Scotland, Turkey, the Caribbean and Mediterranean areas, Vegas, Japan and Vietnam courtesy of Uncle Sam. A favorite duty station was Argentia, Newfoundland, where he served as 'traffic judge. He married during his military service his childhood sweetheart, Barbara Mooers. Together they had three children, Michael, David, and Victoria. Took in several strays over the years: Keleigh Brown, Bob Chapman, Lisa Sokol, and Timmy Jewell. Their home was always full of people, children, and pets. Larry was proud of the fact he went from the rank of private to Captain; receiving this rank in Newfoundland. There is a special category for this, a Marine Mustang. Some of the military positions held- Operations Communications Chief, Traffic Chief, Radio Communicator- He was a Special Advisor to the Vietnam Marines and 'learned to speak their language. Further education included: 2nd Anglico Air, East Carolina College, Univ. of Maryland, Correspondence Courses, Special Warfare School, Ft. Bragg, N.C., Military justice in the Navy, Public Speaking, Communications, Instructor and Basic Officers training at Quantico, Virginia. After retiring from the service, he furthered his education attending courses at Univ. of Maine, Augusta. Metals awarded: Bronze Star with Combat "V", Navy Commendation Medal with 1 Gold Star. Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 class, Republic of Vietnam Honor Medal, 1st Class, Pistol and Rifle Expert Badges and Good Conduct, 5th Award. During his service time Larry worked part time tending bar and at Sears. Larry worked many different occupations after his military service. He tried painting, contracting, car repair, lawn mowing and maintenance with his sons and grandson Christopher. For the state of Maine he served 'in Teacher Placement and under HHRA personnel at AMHI for F rank Barclay. A friendship was established here and later when Frank was Commander of Post 2 American Legion, Augusta, Maine, Larry served as his adjutant. He also filled in here as part-time bar tender and bouncer on dance nights. He served the Augusta National Guard for several yrs as bartender in their canteen, Augusta armory. Larry is a life-time member of the American Legion. He was a member of the VFW, Elks, Moose, and Marine Corps League. He is a former President of the St. Andrews Society of Maine, and was proud of his Scots heritage. He made it possible for many youth to learn drums and bagpiping. Larry received a Distinguished Service Award from MCL Detachment #708 for his service on the Honor Guard detail at Bushnell National Cemetery. His hobbies were gardening, fishing and lazing around Pleasant Pond, having lived in Litchfield for forty years with his wife and family. For a number of years Barbara and Larry went to Florida winters, living in the Brooksville area. Here he grew flowers and took time to smell the roses. We had fun chasing Mickey Mouse and doing all the other tourist things. Another interest that consumed him was playing pool. Larry owed his own cue stick and was always looking for a challenge. His grandson !an was deeply into ice hockey, and Larry followed his career closely. One of the highlights of his life was going to Innsbruck, Austria, to the winter games to see Ian play. He took advantage at this time to visit Pompeii, Rome, and The Vatican in Italy and to see some of Germany. He went up high into the Alps and took in the snowboarding and skiing. He took a side visit to the cliffs opposite Mt. Vesuvius. Larry and Barbara visited Scotland twice and checked out Arrochar, home of the MacFariane clan. Together they did a lot of work on their genealogy. Larry was a collector at stamps, coins, Scottish water pitchers, having over one hundred of them. He had an extensive collection of Goofy memorabilia. He was also very interested in photography. In his lifetime he was affiliated with the Methodist and Baptist churches, becoming a member and serving his Lord. He is predeceased by grandparents, Claude and Madeline Wing and Howard and Rosa MacFarlane; mother, Dorothy Wing Mason, all of Augusta, ME; father, Rodney MacFarlane of Florida; and a brother Stiles MacFarlane. Survivors are his wife of 60 yrs. Barbara of Litchfield, ME, three children, Michael MacFarlane and wife Kathy of Portland, ME, David with his wife Joyce of Portland, ME, and Victoria with her husband John of Winslow, ME. He leaves three brothers, Kenneth and his wife Priscilla of Wallingford, CT; James MacFarlane of Quito, Ecuador; Claude and his wife Carrie of Santa Rosa, CA. He leaves four grandsons that all shared a major part of' his life: Brian, Ian, and Kyle Soldano, and Christopher MacFarlane. Larry leaves two great grandsons, Atreyu Emery and Logan Thomas Soldano; two nephews, James and Kenneth; niece, Stephanie, great nephew Lucas and great niece Katrina. Family and friends are invited to visit on Wed. October 2nd from 2 to 4pm at the funeral home. Burial with Military honors will be held at Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, on Friday, October 4th at 2pm. A Memorial Service will be held at Litchfieid Plains Baptist Church, 50 Plains Road, Litchfield on Oct. 19th at 11:30 with a reception to follow for friends and relatives

Per his requested in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04070

Donald A. Marston

AUGUSTA -- Donald Allen Marston, 72, of Augusta, died Sept. 23 at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. He was born May 17, 1941, in Portland, the son of Mildred H. Marston and Willis Earl Marston. He was preceded in death by his parents and a niece, Melissa Dunn. He is survived by his sister, Judith Koch, and her husband, George, of Madison, Conn.; and also by his niece, Ellen Aub, and husband Theodore, nephew Jonathan Brown, their children Samantha and Joshua Romano, and Thea and Anita Aub. Donny attended Boothbay Baptist Church during his school years and graduated from Boothbay Region High School, class of 1959. He served in the Army from 1961 to 1964, achieving the rank of specialist 5. After an honorable discharge, he worked at R.R. Donnelly in Old Saybrook, Conn., Pratt & Whitney in Middletown, Conn., Crooker Construction in Bath, and Walmart in Brunswick.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road in Augusta. Friends and family are welcome. A special thank-you from the family to cousin Ford Powell and Judy for all their many kindnesses, love and support during Don's many illnesses.

Richard D. McCluskey II

Lewiston-Richard D. McCluskey II, 42, of Randolph, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 while performing at a benefit for the “Rock Out Cancer! Rockfest benefit concert for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing”.

Rich was born in Brunswick, December 1, 1970. He spent his early years in Freeport and moved with his parents to the Bath area at age six. Rich attended the Bath school system through his freshman year in high school when he moved to Richmond with his family. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1989.

Rich was an auto detailer for several years for local dealerships and was known in the industry for his skill in that trade. He later opened his own detailing business before returning to the corporate workforce with Newark Paper Industries. He worked at Newark for several years as a floor supervisor and machine operator. He traveled to Newark branch facilities around the country and Canada as a “set-up” man for various machinery installations. Rich had a natural mechanical intuition and was adept at troubleshooting and fixing all manner of machines and devices.

Rich had a generous nature and often donated his time for family projects at his parents and friends. His passions in life were his family, his music and fishing. He also loved to bird hunt, enjoying the autumn woods as much as the actual hunting. As a child, he often accompanied his father on fishing trips and was usually the only child amongst adults. As a father, his favorite fishing companion was his son Joey, whose passion for family and fishing rivaled his father’s. From the time both Joe and his daughter, Hannah, were born, Richie repeatedly expressed his delight and satisfaction with what wonderful children they were.

Rich was lead singer for the Rock band “Ruckus” with which he performed locally for many years. They had a loyal following who often became friends as well as fans. Rich passed away doing what he loved to do, performing for, and with, his friends and band members. His energy, passion and dedication to his family and music will be forever missed but forever remembered.

Survivors include his companion Deidra Fairley of Randolph; father and mother, Richard and Donna McCluskey of Richmond; a brother Daniel of Yonkers, New York; a sister Rebecca and husband Walter of Otisfield; a son Joseph of Bowdoinham and a daughter Hannah of Richmond.

A memorial service will be held Friday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church at 121 Pleasant Street, Richmond Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association PO Box 10310 Portland, ME 04104

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Janice Spear

Gardiner-Janice R. Spear, March 4, 1960-Sept. 13, 2013. Born in Lisbon Falls, may she rest in peace.

If you are reading this, we have lost our beloved sister to her fight with cancer. It's been a hard fight but she always tried to have a positive outlook and dress up pretty even when she knew inside she was being overtaken by an incurable disease. A challenge that even she could not conquer. She resided in Nashua, NH area for the last 30 years working in the computer industry later moving into IT as a Solutions Analyst where she worked for many large Corporations and Health Systems . She loved the work she did and the people that she helped. Wherever in the country her skills were needed, she would go! A true career woman and a loving friend to those who knew her.

She sadly leaves behind her 7 siblings; Rodney Spear, Donna & Chuck McNally, Pam Spear, Elaine & Rick Knight, Richard Spear , Brenda & Wesley Spear Jr. and Phyllis & Bill Orvatiz. Her paternal father Wesley Spear, nieces and nephews, Aunts and Uncles, many cousins and many friends. There will be no services as requested by Janice. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Janice’s name to your local American Cancer Society

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

Joan S. Fickett

Florida-Joan Silvia Fickett, 80, of Bowdoinham and Zephyrhills, Florida, died on September 5, 2013.

She was born on April 25th, 1933 the daughter of Mae Hunton and Frederick L. Hunton

Joan enjoyed Family, Friends, Cooking, Music, Dancing, Housewife, and Loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Our Mother dedicated her life to her children and family. She was the first one up in the morning and the last one to go to bed, always providing the best home. Memories of Joan were her remarkable strength and courage to always be available when needed. Her boys (Mike, Scott and Todd) were rambunctious, energetic fellows, always finding ways to experiment and frequently learning hard lessons with falls, bruises, stitches and broken bones. Mom was always there to wipe away the tears and help mend the wounds. Her daughter (Teri) was the apple of the family’s eyes. Being the youngest and only girl, Teri was Mom’s best friend. Mom and Teri went everywhere together. Mom was at her best cooking for family gatherings, holidays, birthdays and daily responsibilities. She frequently played the radio, sang and danced for fun and laughter. She was close to her nieces and nephews and in her early years spent much time with her sister Lillian’s children, where she spent summers in Gurnet and winters in town Brunswick. Her home in Bowdoinham was her pride and joy. She loved the beauty of the house and plenty of room for everyone. Our comical memories of Mom, was that the beds were made before we got up and her attachment to her vacuum cleaner. Mom was always needling the boys to “grow-up”; but would always laugh at our ridiculous antics. We remember Mom as a happy person, with a positive presence and a love for life.

Mom grew up in Portland, Maine and was a 1952 Graduate of Deering High School.

She worked at Bowdoinham Community School.

Joan was predeceased by Mae Hunton - Mother, Frederick Hunton - Father, Sisters; Lillian Luce-Smith, Barbara Campbell, Helena Celano and Karen McGrade , Brothers; John Hunton and Frederick Hunton.

She is survived by Husband, Clarence Fickett (Zephyrhills, Florida), sons; Michael Fickett (Yarmouth, Maine), Scott Fickett (Brunswick, Maine), Todd Fickett (Fort Mill, South Carolina) and daughter, Teri Billingsley (Fleming Island, Florida)

A formal graveside gathering will take place on Saturday, October 19th @ 10 a.m. at Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, Maine.

In lieu of flowers donations, Please donate to Alzheimer’s Association

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Fred V. Wilson

Freeport-Fred V. Wilson, 48, of Pine St. Died suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

He was born on July 20, 1965 in Portland the son of Fred R. and Joan Wilson.

Fred enjoyed working on cars and motors of any kind. He also enjoyed camping, hunting, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, and sitting around the fire pit with family and friends with a cold Budweisah!

Fred was predeceased by his father Fred R. Wilson. He is survived by his mother Joan R. Wilson and sister Tammy J. Wilson of Freeport, dog Sheba, wife Sally A. Wilson of Millinocket, sister-in-law Donna Nadeau and husband David, brothers in-law Timmy Leet, Tommy and wife Ruth Leet, Ted and Jeanine Leet and Tracy Leet, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends Bob, Neal and Stan.

A celebration of life will be held Sat. Sept. 14, 2013 at the Harraseeket Grange Hall at 2pm 13 Elm St Freeport.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Thaddeus Dennis Ross

Bangor-Thaddeus D. Ross, 57, passed away quietly at Eastern Maine Medical Center on September 3, 2013 with his loved ones at his side.

Thad was born on April 18, 1956 in Dallas, Tx to Olie W. and Laura Anna Ross.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, sisters Alice M. Ross-Lane, Sandra A. Lane and brother Daniel T. Ross.

Thad will be greatly missed by his daughters Jennifer L. Ross of Augusta, Michelle A. Ross of Deer Isle, Danielle M. Ross of Augusta, sisters Nancy L Dow of Winthrop, Lorelei G. Erskine of Liberty, Martha G. Peterson of Provo, UT, Rebecca M. Edwards of West Jordan, Utah, Hattie J. Fletcher of West Gardiner, former wife and best friend Wallene A. Ross of Augusta, beloved aunt Grace Ross-Campbell of Readfield, Uncle Almon Parent of Texas, many nieces and nephews from Maine to Arizona.

Thad loved spending time with his daughters and family, going to the beach, camping and riding the four-wheeling. He loved the freedom of riding his motorcycle alone or with his many nephews. One of his favorite things to do was to just sit outside at night a gaze at the stars, feeling contentment in the love of his family. Thad loved traveling and learning about all the states in lived in and rode through. He enjoyed have a good time and always had a funny story to tell that kept all around him laughing.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Monday, September 9th at 4PM at the Winthrop American Legion, Bowdoin Street, Winthrop.

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to: Phoenix House Academy of Maine, Attn: Meghan Hopper, Director, 49 Kamich Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

Robert Blake

GARDINER and WEST FORKS -- "Rusty" Blake, 69, passed away peacefully Sept. 2, 2013 at his Libby Hill home in Gardiner after a courageous battle with cancer, his loving wife and family by his side.

He was born in Gardiner on Jan. 26, 1944, the son of Josephine and Richard Oregon Blake, Sr.

Rusty had a great sense of humor and took advantage of his strong Downeast accent to embellish his storytelling skills. He loved to make people laugh.

He served his country while in the Navy, enlisting at the young age of 17. He was a jack-of-all-trades and a skillful mechanic with the ability to fix anything that was brought to Blake's Garage in West Forks. Rusty had a passion for flying his gyroplane and owned three gyros. He was a member of the Popular Rotorcraft Association Chapter 39, of Laconia, N.H. He loved traveling the countryside and stopping at garage sales on his quest for antiques. His true passion was being outdoors doing anything. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, diving, lobstering and establishing great relationships throughout Maine and along the East Coast on his journey for his true passion of eeling.

He possessed an endless dream of adventure, traveling to Australia and Arizona and other parts of the world to prospect for gold, and to China and Puerto Rico in his eel trade, where he earned the name "The Eelman."

Rusty had a bountiful life and made friends around the world. He loved his family and friends dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca "Becky" Blake, of Gardiner; two sisters, Judith Rinaldi and Tim Cormier, of Sidney; and Jeanne and Roger Sheridan, of Bryan, Texas; brother Benjamin and Jill Blake, of Litchfield; daughter Richelle Abbott and Travis Corson, of Gardiner; grandson Nicholas Abbot; granddaughters Kailey Abbott, of Warren, and Samatha Briggs; and stepchildren Dennis Briggs, Fritz and William Miller and Kathy Sounier; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Joyce Gardner; and brother Daniel Blake.

There will be a celebration of Rusty's life at noon on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at the home of Rusty and Becky Blake, 156 Libby Hill Road, Gardiner. Good day, keep smiling!

Merle F. Benner

RICHMOND-Merle F. Benner, 64, of Main St. passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at his home.

He was born in Damariscotta, on March 10, 1949 the son of Clarence & Carolyn Benner, whom he adored.

Merle enjoyed keeping busy with work and special projects around his home. He loved an early morning coffee with his co-workers, a visit to the casinos, attending and watching Nascar races, time with family and friends. He and his wife enjoyed many years boating and snowmobiling, as members of the Swan Island Yacht Club and Snowmobile club. He also loved his beloved dog Sophie. Merle had a life long profession 40+ years as a master heating technician for Main Street Fuel. No matter what time day or night he would be there for anyone in need with a smile on his face keeping our furnaces burning and hearts and homes warm.

Merles' contagious smile, laugh, wise cracks and take on the world attitude will leave those close to him with loving memories of him until we meet again.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years Jolene Benner, his favorite sister and brother-in-law Bippy and Chad Clark, their two sons Luke and Beau, the Loon family, close friend Runette Waterman, Brothers Stewart Benner and Steven Benner, Sister Sharon Kelley, three children Jody Benner, Alison Allen and Doreen Burns, grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Gary & Roberta Nash, Diane Hall and his Main Street Fuel family. Merle had so many people in his life the list would be endless.

A celebration of Merles’ life will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 2:OOp.m., at 207 Alexander Reed, Richmond, ME 04357.Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me

Robert F. Chapman

West Gardiner-ROBERT F. CHAPMAN, 70, of the Collins Mills Rd. died Peacefully at his home after a long battle with cancer with his loving wife, niece Mary, nephew Dan and his sister Martha by his side.

He was born in Dresden on August 24, 1943 the son of Clifton and Pearl Chapman.



A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 8th at 11a.m. at Bob and Carolyn’s home 273 Collins Mills Rd. West Gardiner.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

David Curtis

Bowdoin-David Allen Curtis, 56, of Bowdoin, died unexpectedly on August 21, 2013.

He was born on June 13, 1957 to Guy A. Curtis,Sr. and June N. Curtis.

David enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and all outdoor activities. He loved spending time with his family. He would always tell stories about the family fishing trips we took to the Allagash when we were all growing up. He enjoyed his trips to Lake Ontario with his friends. He enjoyed hiking Baxter State Park with his brother Guy. He loved all of his nieces and nephews and was so proud of all of them. He lived vicariously through them. He loved his great niece, June-Anne. Dave was so helpful and handy with his hands. He could take anything apart and put it back together again with no problems—in fact, as a child he would take his toys apart and put them back together again. He was very inquisitive as to how they worked. Dave was so helpful. He would be the first one to volunteer to help with any project. He certainly did his share of helping with his brother’s and sister’s projects. We could be heard saying “Hey Dave, can you stop by the house to look at … this or that” and he would be right dodown. Dave enjoyed boating and tubing also. He loved that boat. Dave loved his girl Roxie (yellow Labrador) and she misses him so much! Dave took Roxie everywhere with him. You almost never saw Dave without Roxie with him. He spoiled her with toys and lots of love.

David earned his Master Burner Technician degree in 1979 from SMVTI. He started his career at Eastern Oil in Portland and worked the last 20+ years at Dead River. Dave recently started his own business “Dave’s Burner Service”.

He was predeceased by his father Guy A. Curtis Sr., and mother, June N. Curtis.

David is survived by his brother Guy A. Curtis II and his wife Kim Curtis, sister Jean (Curtis) Duchesneau and husband Bob Duchesneau, nieces and nephews: Bobby Duchesneau, Heather Curtis, Nichole Duchesneau and Matthew Curtis, a great niece, June-Anne Curtis.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 1:00 in the afternoon. The service will be held at The First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland, Maine.

Donations can be made to the National Diabetes Association.

William E Sawyer

Bowdoin-William E. Sawyer, 63, of the Litchfield Rd. died on Sunday, August, 18, 2013 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born on October 30, 1949 in Lewiston the son of Herbert and Hazel Sawyer.

Bill worked as a designer for B.I.W for over 31 years. He enjoyed the outdoors particularly hunting and fishing.

He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Beverly Sawyer of Bowdoin, daughter Lisa Card and husband Wendall of Bowdoin, son William E. Sawyer Jr. And companion Wanda and her daughter Ruby, sister Carol Ridley and husband Eugene of Greene, grandchildren Wyatt, Amber, Emily, sister in-law Elaine Gowell and brother in-law Ralph Skelton and wife Patricia.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, the 24th at 3pm at the West Bowdoin Cemetery, Bowdoin.

In lies of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice House 236 stetson Rd. Auburn 04210 or the Bowdoin Fire Department 10 Cornish Dr. P.O. Box 35 Bowdoin, Me 04287

Veronica L. Murrin

RICHMOND -- Veronica Lynn (Keaton) Murrin, 46, of Brunswick Road, passed away unexpectedly at home on Aug. 8, 2013. She was born on Jan. 29, 1967, the second born of seven children to Alben Keaton and the late Sandi Thomas of Akron, Ohio.

She grew up in Akron, and in Goldsboro, N.C. She attended schools in Akron, then moved to Goldsboro, where she also attended schools and a local community college.

She worked as a manager for the PIMMS Corp and a manager for the News America Marketing Corp. She also was a homemaker that loved to cook for others (especially around the holidays) as well as enjoyed music, her friends and the little things in life that most individuals overlooked or would ignore. She loved animals, specially her dogs and the one called "Little Man." She enjoyed working and making jewelry with daughter Samantha, watching and going to all the sports events for her son Eric cheering him on and, to even include getting up early and going to Opening Day hunters' breakfast each hunting season with her husband Don and friends. She also loved doing gardening work and making crafts.

She enjoyed spending time with family and with friends. She loved get-togethers and cook-outs with what she called her adopted families here in Maine.

Veronica will be lovingly remembered for her contagious smile and for behind her beautiful smile was a witty sense of humor. She always seemed to make someone laugh or smile.

She was predeceased by her mother, Sandi Thomas, of Akron; and a sister, Valerie Kellett, of Columbus, Ga..

She is survived by her beloved husband, Donald Murrin, of 24 years; her son, Eric Murrin; daughter Samantha Collins and her companion, Jason Cray, of Richmond; her son, Toby Sugg, and his fiancee, Sherry, of Goldsboro; and her three grandchildren, Alyssa, Taylor and Emily; two sisters: Vanessa and Victoria; brothers: Alben Keaton, of Akron, and Charles Schmidt, of Akron; her nephew, Eddie Keaton, of Jacksonville, Fla.; as well as many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.

At her request and that of her family, there will be no visiting hours. A special service will be held at a later date with family and special friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Kennebec Humane Society.

William A. Boynton

Richmond-William A. Boynton, 57, of the Brunswick Rd. died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at his home.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 26, 1956.

William proudly served his country in the United States Army.

He is survived by his daughter Angela Boynton of Massachusetts.

A graveside service will held at Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd on Tuesday

August 20th at 10am in the chapel with military honors.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Eugene Bischoff

Bowdoin-Eugene C. Bischoff, 68, of Main St., passed away Sunday, August, 11, 2013 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born on December 18, 1944, in Delaware the son of Ernest and Bernice Bischoff.

Gene proudly served his country in the United States Navy retiring as a Senior Chief.

Gene enjoyed building and racing high performance race cars.

He was predeceased by his parents. Gene is survived by his daughter Geneen Meagher of Bowdoin, son Mitchell Bischoff of Florida, grandchildren Colt Saxon, Andra Meagher and Molly Meagher.

Per his request he will be buried at by the United States Navy.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Kenneth R. Rodrigue

FARMINGDALE -- Kenneth R. Rodrigue, 82, of Farmingdale, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. He died as he would have wanted, surrounded by his children.

He was born in Augusta on April 18, 1931, the son of Anna Roy Rodrigue Labbe and Dominique Rodrigue. He attended Augusta schools and began work in the paper mill as a young teen. Having lost his father at age 14, Ken worked hard to contribute to his family.

In 1949, he met Jeanette Bellavance and married her a year later. As a Marine, he served in Korea for one year and obtained his General Educational Development diploma while in the service. Later, Ken and Jeanette settled in Richmond, and there they raised five children, or as Ken likes to say, "we didn't raise the kids; we survived them." During this time, Ken worked as a rural mail carrier, but his free time was devoted to his family and woodworking. He was a talented carpenter and each one of his children has hand-crafted furniture made by him.

Ken was happiest when he was with his family and friends. Although he was of humble means, he considered himself a wealthy man because his children were always close, not only to him, but to one another. His true gift was in making friends. No matter where he was, he made a connection with people. Whenever he was late coming home, Jeanette would always say, "he must have found someone to talk to."

He was predeceased by his father, Dominique Rodrigue; his mother, Anna Rodrigue Labbe; and his sisters, Mildred Rodrigue and Muguette Bilezekian. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Bellavance Rodrigue, of Farmingdale; his daughter, Cynthia R. Sprague, Md., of Townsend, Mass.; his son, Scott Rodrigue, and his wife, Karen, of Bowdoinham; his son, John Rodrigue, and his wife, Barbara, of Scarborough; his son, Jeffrey Rodrigue, and his wife, Lisa, of Hallowell; his daughter, Laurie Rodrigue, and her husband, Peter Moulton, of Farmingdale; his grandchildren, Andrew Sprague, Jon Sprague, Carrie Howe, Jeff S. Rodrigue, Matthew Rodrigue, Ryan Rodrigue, Samuel Moulton and Grace Moulton; and his great-grandchildren, Georgia and Sawyer Howe, Dominic and Landon Rodrigue, and Kameron Dodge.

Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, followed by a service at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903.

Dorothy Sherwood

Edgecomb-Dorothy (Davis) Sherwood, 89, formerly of Marblehead, Massachusetts died July 7, 2013 at her residence, Edgecomb Green assisted living.

Dorothy was born in Kennebunk, Maine, on November 20, 1923, the daughter of Charles L. and Agnes (Howard) Davies.

Following her graduation from Wells High School (Maine) in 1941, she worked at Raytheon in Newton, Mass., assembling radio tubes for the war effort. There she met Walter E. "Bob" Sherwood, Jr., a draftsman who also worked on defense projects at Raytheon. They married in 1943 and moved to Marblehead in 1952.

During her 50 years in Marblehead, Dorothy volunteered at the Mary Alley Hospital and later joined the League of Women Voters and the Marblehead Historical Society. She enjoyed travel, gardening, needlework, antiquing, and Scrabble, but her greatest love was for her family and her many life-long friends.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Bob, and her daughter, Pamela Sherwood Lenz. Surviving family members, who will miss her greatly, include her children, Suzanne Sherwood, of Wiscasset, Maine; Elizabeth LeBlanc and her husband, Ron, of Lynn; and Walter E. Sherwood IV and his wife, Nancy, of Danvers, as well as grandchildren Elizabeth Cole, of Brunswick, Maine; Diane Melancon, of Silver Spring, Md.; Brian LeBlanc, of St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles; Jessica Sherwood, of Danvers; and great-grandchildren Emma and Ross Clayton, of Brunswick, Maine.

A memorial service is planned for 1:00 p.m., September 21, at the Edgecomb Congregational Church. Private interment will be at Waterside Cemetery in Marblehead. Her family wishes to thank the staff at Edgecomb Green assisted living and the hospice team from Miles Hospital and St. Andrews Home Health and Hospice of Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor for the devoted and compassionate care they provided when it was needed most. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Dorothy's memory may contribute to Edgecomb Green, 31 Cross Point Rd., Edgecomb, ME 04556, or to a charity of their choice. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

Josephine Stevens

West Gardiner-Josephine (Weins) Stevens, West Gardiner’s oldest citizen went home to her heavenly Father on July 9th 2013.

She was born in Queens, New York City on Nov. 9, 1907, the daughter of Joseph and Antonia Weins, brought up on Long Island N.Y., and moved to Rock city N.Y after her marriage.

She was pre-deceased in 1985 by her husband of 55 years Embert G. Stevens. They retired in their West Gardiner, Me. Home after operating Katahdin Lakes Wilderness Camps on Katahdin Lake, Me., Previous to operating the sporting camp, the family owned and operated a dairy farm in Rutland, Mass, and were managers of Cathedral Farm in Hubbardston Ma. a boys camp owned by St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston. .

She is survived by a son, Daniel E. Stevens, and his wife Audrey (Carter) of Barre, Mass., four daughters: . Juanita S. Longwell of West Gardiner Me. and Charlton, Mass., L. Tonia (Cormier) wife of Lawrence (Tarz) Laliberte, of Richmond., Me. Suzan E. wife of Alfred. Cooper III, of Millinocket Me., and Ora (Fales) Cormier of Russell Mass.

Josephine was pre- deceased by two children, Joseph H. Stevens of Rutland, .Mass. and Josephine Bud Christianson, wife of the late Carl Christianson of Readfield, Me.

She also leaves her sister Ruth Cooney, of Spanish Forks, Utah. and a loving niece, Rita, wife of Peter DiMatteo of Sloatsburg, New York. She was pre-deceased by three siblings: .Catherine Bechlein, Joseph C. Weins and Frank Weins, who died in infancy.

She will be greatly missed by the 29 Grandchildren, 58 Great Grand children, and 29 Great, Great Grand children that comprise her “Little Nation” as she fondly called her 123 direct descendents.

Josephine led a full and active life, walking every day, until January when she fell and broke her hip. This necessitated her move to Glenridge Rehabilitation and Nursing facility in Augusta, where at 105 years of age, she learned to walk again. We wish to sincerely thank all the staff at Glenridge for their loving, tender, care. And a place for many family to gather and to support her passing. This was sincerely appreciated.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, July 12th from 12 to 1pm at the funeral home. A celebration of life will follow at the funeral home at 1pm. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 13th at 2pm at the West Rutland Cemetery, Rutland, Massachusetts.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the First Baptist Church 658 Hallowell-Litchfield Rd. West Gardiner, Me 04345.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Judith “Judy” A. Savage

Richmond-Judith A. Savage, 64, of the Homestead Way passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Mid Coast Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was born on June 23, 1949 in Gardiner the daughter of Charles and Lillian Gray.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, her dogs, gardening, socializing, decorating, crafting, spending time with the Golden Oldies and cooking.

Judy was Town Clerk in Richmond for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband Ernie Savage and her parents. Judy is survived by her daughters Laurie Carver and husband Bruce of Richmond, Tricia Hurley and husband Mark of Bowdoinham, Tracie Anair and husband Bob of Richmond, and son Don Savage and wife Theetra of Richmond, sister Jeannie Gray of Westport Island, brother Roger Gray of Dresden, grandchildren Brittni, Bruce Jr., and Ben Carver, Greg and Ashley Hurley, Jessica and Kelsea Anair, Ella Savage, and several cousins.

Memorial visitation will take place on Monday, July 1st from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a celebration of life immediately following at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond.

The family would like to thank the staff at Mid Coast Hospital for all their great care during Judy’s stay.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Golden Oldies Senior Center 314 Front St. Richmond.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

Adrian MacDonald

Bowdoinham-Adrian “Junior, Gramps, and Poopie” MacDonald, Age 77 of the White Rd. died on June 26, 2013 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

He was born on December 19, 1935 in Mt. Chase the son of Adrian and Emma MacDonald.

Junior was a member of the Bowdoinham Snowbirds and Somerville Snowmobile Club.

He enjoyed snowmobiling, working on trails, 4-wheeling, deer hunting, sitting by the bay watching the eagles and spending time with family.

Junior worked through the years at the Machine Shop, Augusta Mental Health Institution and Lipman Poultry.

He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife Carol MacDonald of Bowdoinham, Daughter Melody & Bruce Berry of Bowdoinham, Son Eric MacDonald of Augusta, Sisters Helen Burke of Massachusetts, Patricia Carlisle of Massachusetts, Alta & Roland Jarvis of Millinocket, Judy & Dana Osborne of Augusta, Jeannette & Jean Morrison of Millinocket and Arderienne Raymond of South Portland, Grandchildren, Josh MacDonald of Bowdoinham & Sara Berry of Bowdoinham, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, July 14th from 1-3pm at the Bowdoinham Fire Department.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Jennifer A Longley

Richmond-Jennifer A. Longley (Bulmer) Geary, 45, of Dragon Fly Lane, passed away on Tuesday, June 25th 2013 at her home.

She was born on July 19, 1967 in Augusta the daughter of Bonita Longley (Bulmer Lafferty).

Jennifer was a graduate of The University of New England in Biddeford, and the University of Maine. She was an RN and worked in several institutions from Portland to the Madison area. Jennifer particularly loved working with the elderly.

Her hobbies were crafts, reading and enjoying the time to reflect. She and Richard did many things at their house working together. Jennifer loved to travel and did an annual trip to Florida and other locations.

Jennifer was predeceased by her grandparents Alton and Alice Williams (Dyer) Longley.

She leaves behind her husband of 26 years Richard L.. Geary Jr., of Richmond, children Caitlin (Bulmer) Geary and significant other Mat Seigars of Brunswick, Stephen Geary and wife Tiffany of New Jersey, Timothy Geary and wife Akane of Massachusetts, Mother Bonita Lafferty and husband Thomas of NH., brother Scott Bulmer and significant other Rebecca of South Portland, niece Sophie, grandchildren Maddelynn "Maddy" The absolute joy of her life, also Caralynn and Jazmine, cousin Amy Longley Moller and husband John of Portland, Mother and Father in-law Marion and Louis Medlin of Florida, aunts Diane Longley, Kathryn Dyer Kennedy husband Lee and family of The Forks, uncle Richard Dyer and wife Beverly of Madison, sister in-law Patty Geary of Windham, step brother Thomas and fiancée Erica of Maryland and several other family members.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, July 6th at noon at 45 Dragon Fly Lane in Richmond.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

David E. Fairfield

Westport Island-David Eugene Fairfield, SFC – Retired. Passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16th, 2013. A man truly devoted to his family and his Country, he will be missed by all who knew him.

David, born the eldest son of Effie Mitchell on January 28th, 1930 was raised in Jaffrey, New Hampshire by his adopted parents, Grover and Amy Fairfield. After graduating from high school, David enlisted in the Army and set off on the adventure of his lifetime. Among the first of many places that David would be stationed around the world, was Ft. Dix, NJ. While stationed there David met the woman he shared his life and adventures with, Ella Belle Frace. David and Ella were married on December 22, 1950. They were married for 61 years before an illness would take her from him.

While in the Army David travelled the world; not only with our own military, but those of foreign countries as well. A skilled linguist, David was assigned as an interpreter to instruct, and work with several foreign Armies during the course of his 20 year career.

Throughout his career, David was accompanied by his wife, and their 6 children who were born in different locations around the world.

David and Ella permanently settled in Westport Isl. Maine in 1973 after David’s retirement from the Army. David would continue to work and travel as a civilian contractor for the military for several years thereafter, working in Vietnam, Thailand and Iran. He later retired a second time after several years working for the U.S. NAVY at NAS Brunswick and then Bath Iron Works.

Never one to slow down, David went back to school and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Maine at Augusta, then continued on to earn a Masters Degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire College in 1979.

A doting grandfather, David passed on a love for many of his favorite pastimes and hobbies including gardening, fishing, and “tinkering” to his grandchildren. Always at least one project going, “Grampa” always had at least one or two grandkids as his “assistants” at any given time. Teaching them valuable skills and captivating them with stories of his Army adventures.

In 2000, David and Ella began raising their great-grandson, David Jr. which became the newest chapter of the adventure story which was their lives. Raising young David into a thriving young man defined their daily lives. They were always being active supporters of all of his activities including School, Swim and Karate. Even to his last days, the welfare of young David’s welfare was always his grandfather’s primary concern.

David is predeceased by his wife, Ella, and his brother, Robert Fairfield.

He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Banta of both Topsham, ME and Venice, FL.

His legacy is carried on by his children; Patricia Asbury and her husband Terence of Knoxville TN; Eugene Fairfield and his wife, Anne of Westport Island; Joanne Lipe and her husband Ronald of Collierville TN; Robert Fairfield and his wife Katharine of Bolton MA; Roberta Littlefield and her husband Robert of Old Town and James Fairfield of Fremont, CA.

His memory will be cherished by his 19 grandchildren: Michelle Johnson, Brian Asbury, Christopher Asbury, Heather Couture, Ellen Fairfield, Emily Fairfield Childs, Elizabeth Fairfield, Benjamin Fairfield, Krista Lipe, Melissa Lipe, David E. Fairfield, Eric Fairfield, Tracy Silva, Jason Silva, James Robert Fairfield, Ronald Harrison Jr., Kagan Littlefield, Amanda Littlefield and Karey Littlefield.

Also his 13 great-grandchildren: Alexis Johnson, Adrienne Johnson, Morrigan Asbury, Timothy Childs, Hunter Childs, Dominic Couture, Ian Couture, Michael Fairfield, Liam Fairfield, David Fairfield Jr., Cyrus Chilles, Summer Ella Chilles and Jacob Verge.

David’s outgoing nature and ability to find commonalities among perfect strangers was one of his strongest attributes and earned him friends all over the world. David will be remembered and missed by those friends and acquaintances too numerous to even begin to list.

Funeral services for David will be held at the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, on Civic Center Drive, in Augusta. He will be interred with his beloved wife Ella in the niche wall near The Chapel at 9am on Thursday, June 20th with full military honors.

Hugh Lancaster Sr

Richmond-Hugh N. Lancaster, Sr., 84, of the Stable Rd. died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

He was born in Bowdoinham on May 28, 1929 the son of Ernest and Mabel Lancaster.

Hugh proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He had many occupations but enjoyed being a meat cutter at Pierces Country Store.

He enjoyed golfing, family sporting events, traveling, Red Sox, Lobster, Christian Fellowship, especially time spent with family and sharing the gospel. Hugh was a member of the Kairos Ministry Team, American Legion Post 132, attended the Methodist Church, and attended Shepherd of Faith senior dinners. He also loved playing card games and was very competitive.

He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Shirley, Barbara, Roberta, Josephine, and brother Horace. Hugh is survived by his wife of 62 years Sarah Lancaster, daughters Susan Dickey and husband Richard, Jo-Ellen Scribner and her husband Rick, Hugh Lancaster, Jr., and wife Suzi, Paul Lancaster and wife Cheryl, grandchildren Karyn, Elisa, Katelyn, Elizabeth, Rob, Andy, Kyle, Ciarra, Brandon, Brooke, Bryanne, great grandchildren Christian, Harmony, Grayson, Hunter, Brooks, Kingston, Sarah, Mikala, Chasity, Becca, Angie and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, June 14th from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home.

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, June 16th at 3pm at the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church with a burial to follow at the Bay View Cemetery, Bowdoinham. A gathering will take place at the Church following the burial service.

In Hugh’s memory donations may be made to the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church, 124 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Hugh’s final thoughts to share with you are quote, “I lived, I tried, I died!”

For those unable to attend condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Louis Groleau

Augusta-Louis P. Groleau, 63, died on June 3, 2013 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

He was born on May 7, 1950 in Augusta the son of Emanuel and Gilberthe (Alberte) Groleau.

He was a member of Al’s and Double R’s Bowling Team. He enjoyed watching T.V. and visiting with friends.

Louis worked part time for the Cotton Mill in Augusta. Also, as a cab driver for Al’s Taxi from 1970 where he proceeded to own his own taxi, until retiring in 2002.

He was predeceased by his parents Gilberthe (Alberte) Groleau and Emanuel Groleau, brother Albert Groleau and good friend Raymond Butler.

Louis is survived by his nieces Michelle, Theresa and April. Also, several other great nieces, nephews, his extended family at Al’s Taxi, good friend Don Masse and caregiver Joanne Flannery.

There will be a small gathering for family and friends at a later date.

Ellen M. Greer

Brunswick-Ellen M. Greer, 103, passed away peacefully on December 28, 2012, at Dionne Commons, Brunswick, Maine. She was born on June 1, 1909, in New Sharon Maine, the daughter of Alan Drew Watson and Harriet Augusta York and granddaughter of Sam York, news reporter for the Farmington Chronicle and other publications. Ellen grew up in New Sharon and graduated from high school in 1927.

During war days, Ellen worked at Maine Skewer & Dowel Company, Farmington, Maine. Ellen also worked doing housekeeping at Franklin Hospital and in private homes. While her peers cashed in saving bonds for luxury things, she cashed hers in for an education.

In 1950, she received her certification for Orthoptist. She had her own office in Houston, Texas, before returning back to Maine to work for Dr. Jou Ichao in Lewiston. While in Lewiston, she was a founding member of the Lewiston-Auburn Maine Altrusa Club.

In 1974, she moved to Springfield, Massachusetts, and was Director and Therapist at the Lions Orthoptic Clinic until retirement in 1979. She was an active volunteer in the Springfield Science Museum and the South Congregational Church.

Ellen moved to Good Samaritan Retirement Village, Kissimmee, Florida, in 1987 where she was active as a volunteer in the library, editor of the Kissimmee Valley Audubon Society newsletter, and village historian.

In 1999, Ellen moved to Bowdoinham, Maine, to live with Buzz Daggett Wildes and her new husband Gil. At age 97, she received the Gold-Headed Boston Post Cane as oldest resident of Bowdoinham. Ellen joined the Maine Mycological Association and until the last year, wrote reviews of mushroom books for the quarterly newsletter. Having a computer with Internet in her room enabled her to research and write articles, as well as her genealogy. Since age 90, she wrote two stories published in Dan River Anthology and two stories for Echoes, the Aroostook County magazine. Ellen wrote and sold chapbook Chickadees in Windy Woods. Ellen was awarded the State of Maine Life Achievement Award. The award was presented at the Blaine House in Augusta.

Ellen is predeceased by her parents, sister Ruth Wade and brother-in-law F. Lewis Wade, niece Ada Daggett Richardson, and nephews Ray and Richard Daggett. Survivors include great nephews Randall Richardson and Richard Daggett II and great nieces Arlene Richardson Cunningham, Karen Richardson, and Shelly Daggett Lawrence as well as many life-long friend and acquaintances.

Graveside services will be held at the Fairview Cemetery, Farmington, Maine, at 2 p.m. on June 29, 2013.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

Vernon “Joe” Harmon

Bowdoin-Vernon “Joe” Harmon, 77, died suddenly at his home Friday, May 24, 2013.

He was born in Worcester, MA October 6, 1935, son of Vernon and Hazel Harmon. His family moved to Bowdoin when Vern was 8. He attended local schools, graduated from SMVTI, and served his country in the Army during the KoreanWar.

On August 6, 1960 he married the love of his life Shirley Young, and they had four children.

Vernon worked for Brunswick Ford for many years and then for Bath Iron Works in both Bath and Portland. He retired in 2000 but, as like most people, he did not stay retired and was currently employed by Senior Health Center in Brunswick.

Vernon was known, loved and respected by many. His #1 commitment was and always remained his family, who we loved unconditionally and would do anything for. His second priority was his Masonic Lodge, Village Lodge #26 where he was a member for 49 years. He took his mentoring role seriously because he believed in the organization and he made a lot of friends over the years. He was a member of Scottish Rite, a Shriner with Kora Temple, and a member of the Bowdoin Center Baptist Church. He and Shirley enjoyed frolicking on bus trips around the country, and camping trips with dear friends Margaret and Dean Logan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, three of his children, Melodie and husband Stan Burnham of Bowdoin, Michael Harmon of Bowdoin, Melissa and husband John Vear of Richmond, eight grandchildren, Cassandra and husband Cameron Hall, Adam Burnham and fiancé Brittney Doughty, Christopher and wife Savanna Burnham, Mitchell and wife Adrienne Harmon, Nicholas Harmon, Natasha Harmon and companion Jared Edgecomb, Mars Vear, and Rowdy Vear, two great grandchildren, Jeremy and Hannah, his mother-in-law Mary Young of Bowdoin, his former daughter-in-law Kimberly and husband Tim Berry of Lisbon Falls, siblings Helen Krog of Brewer, Lois and husband Walter Ames of Lisbon Falls, Richard and wife Mary-Jo Harmon of Lisbon Falls, Ralph and wife Jenn Harmon of Bowdoin, Harriet and husband Stephen Hudson of Litchfield, and many, many relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his oldest son Mark, his parents, father-in-law Lewis Young, and three brothers, Larry, Lee, and Frank.

Family and friends are invited to visit at Kincer Funeral Home, Pleasant Street, Richmond on Thursday, May 30 from 2-4 or 6-9 with a Masonic service being held at 7:30. Friday, May 31 visitation is from 12-1 with a funeral service at 1:00. Burial to follow at West Bowdoin Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to CHANS Hospice and/or Pine Tree Camp.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Karin J Taylor

Brunswick-Karin Jean Taylor, 53, of Harpswell, died on May 22, 2013 at Mid Coast Hospital.

She was born September 13, 1959 to Marcel and Margaret Nadeau in Rome, NY

Karin was a member of Kappa Delta Phi, National Affiliated Sorority, Kappa Iota Chapter at USM a charter sister of 1978. She was also a field rep for Maine chapters and the boards for the active and alumni associations over the years.

She enjoyed raising Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She picked up her first pup, Jessie the day she retired, returning to work an hour later, to share the fun of a puppy. Two more pups, Jimbo and Lucy and she started to breed for fun. A litter or two a year brought great joy and happiness and she stayed in touch with the forever homes of the puppies new owners.

Graduating from UMPG, now USM Karin worked as a teller in a local bank until joining Union Mutual in the very early 1980’s in client services. From there she went into underwriting. She left the company for a few years to follow her husband, Ray, taking their son Raymond to Wisconsin to work in a field insurance sales office. Returning to Maine and Unum in 1991, her second son was born Dylan. She went to work in the Portland Sales office as a Sales rep and was the Group Disability Representative of the year in the same year that the family suffered a major house fire. The family again moved to Tampa Florida for Karin to work in the Unum sales office with Jacksonville as her territory. Returning to Maine finally in 2007, settling first Standish and later in Harpswell, she retired from Unum a few years ago.

Karin was predeceased her mother Josie, aunts Eily, May and Ita. She is survived by-Father- Marcel of Topsham, Brother Gregory Nadeau of Lewiston, Husband-Ray of Harpswell, Son-Raymond and his partner Amelia and their son Jayden of Tampa and Son Dylan and his daughter Autumn of Hollis.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Saint Catharine Drexel Chapel, 419 Mt. Road Harpswell Maine. On Memorial Day May 27th at 1:00pm with burial to follow at Cranberryhorn Cemetery Harpswell.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Sunshine 35 Acadia St, Casco, Me 04015.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Virginia “Carol” Shorey

Newcastle-Virginia “Carol” (Verney) Shorey, 80, of Sheepscott (Newcastle), died on May 14, 2013 at her home. She was born July 27, 1932 to John Waldo Verney and Selena May (Gilby) Verney in Bath, Maine. Carol was very active in the communities of Newcastle and Sheepscott for many years: belonging to the Garrison Hill Grange for 67 years, the ladies circle for 50 + years &The Ladies Home Extension for 40+ years. She was a long time member of the First Congregational Church and served on the board and was the treasurer for many years of the Sheepscott Cemetery. Carol lived in the Village of Sheepscott her whole life; growing up there and then raising her own family there. All who knew her understood what a kind-hearted person she was. She loved her family and her community – and was always helping others. Carol enjoyed gardening, flowers, sewing and crocheting. She had a love for animals and donated regularly to the local animal shelters Carol graduated from Lincoln Academy in 1949 and held office as the secretary of her class. After graduation she worked at the First National Bank for many years, until her children were born and became an amazing homemaker and mother. Carol was predeceased by her Mother: Selena May (Gilby) Verney, Father: John Waldo Verney, two brothers: Victor Verney and Clayton Verney, a sister: Evengeline (Verney) Jordan. Carol is survived by her husband: Walter C. Shorey- of Sheepscott, two sisters: Audrey (Verney) Krah of Waldoboro & Madeline (Verney) Pierce of Damariscotta, one Brother: Richard Verney of Alna, four children and spouses: Peter & Debbie Shorey of Nobleboro, John & Grace Shorey of Alna, Shelley Shorey & Peter Andrew Payson of Rockland, Susan (Shorey) & Tim Ferrarotti of New Hartford, CT, Grandchildren: Peter Shorey, jr & Becky Norling, Josh Shorey, Brandon Shorey, Brianna Shorey, Brian Ferrarotti, Adam Ferrarotti and Chris Ferrarotti, and one great granddaughter: Gabriela Karis-Shorey A celebration of Carol’s life will be held on Friday, May 24th at 10:00 am at the Sheepscott Valley Community Church, followed by a reception at the Sheepscott Clubhouse. Please come and share your memories of Carol with her friends and family. In Lieu of flowers please send donations in memory of Carol to the Sheepscott Community Church Steeple Fund at: Sheepscott Community Church Steeple Fund, c/o J. Curtis Roberts – Treasurer, Wiscasset, ME 04578. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

Robert M. Adams

Sebago-Robert M. Adams, 83, of Orchard Rd. passed away after a lengthy illness Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born in Oakland Maine on May 7, 1930 the son of Joseph and ilda Adams.

Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, during the Korean and Vietnam wars, retiring from military service in 1968. He later worked for General Electric as a Technical Publications Manager, retiring in 1989.

Bob was a member of Delta Lodge in Lovell where he was past master, Kora Shrine Highlanders Bagpipe band where he served as Pipe Sergeant, Sebago Historical Society and past selectman in Sebago. One of his great accomplishments was running the Boston Marathon 3 times.

He enjoyed taking care of his apple orchard, painting and woodworking. He loved golf and playing the “pipes” in the Highlander Bagpipe Band.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife of 31 years Cynthia Adams of Sebago, daughter Candy-Jeanne Burke and her husband Dana of Massachusetts, son Scott Adams of Arizona, Step son Scott Livermore of New Hampshire, step daughters Lori Brunell and husband Joseph of Massachusetts, Beth Jenkins and husband Berton of New Hampshire, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

A service will take place on Thursday, May 16th at 1pm at the Sebago Community Church Route 107 in Sebago, burial will follow in the Sebago Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice House Stetson 236 Rd. Auburn Maine 04210.

James Joseph L. Brawn

Bowdoinham-James L. Brawn, 79, of Wildes Road, died on May 1, 2013 at VA Medical Center, Togus.

He was born in Brunswick on April 19, 1934, the son of George and Beatrice (Small) Brawn.

James attended Brunswick High School until his entry into the United States Navy and followed this service with enlistment in the United States Air Force. He retired from service Jan. 1, 1975 having served twenty- two years.

After his military service he worked for Pejepscot Paper Co., was self employed, and then worked for Wright and Pierce Engineering in Topsham, Maine.

He was predeceased by his wife Rose (Gibbs) Brawn. They were married on April 24, 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Rose passed away in their forty ninth year of marriage. James is survived by his son George Brawn of Huntington, West Virginia and his grandson James Joseph Brawn of Frostburg, Maryland. He is also survived by several siblings: Patricia Hartman, George A. Brawn, Jr., Carlyn Tome, Ellwood Brawn, and Jocie Almy.

Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing, and his many hours at his duck camp and walks in the woods.

He was a lifetime member of SAM (Sportsmans Alliance of Maine) and long time member of the Air Force Sergeants Association.

Memorial contributions to SAM or other conservation group is requested in lieu of flowers.

There will be no visiting hours or funeral service as requested by the deceased.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Gloris Pinette

BATH - Gloris (Pertell) Pinette, 78, of 125 Congress Ave, Bath, passed peacefully on Friday, April 26, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born on July 6, 1934, in Georgetown, the daughter of Leo and Edna B. (Cunningham) Pertell. She was the last living sibling of six.

She attended Georgetown schools and won many spelling bees. She married Alfred J. Pinette at the age of 17 and was married for 57 years. They had five children and made their home in Arrowsic, Maine. Later in life, she said, " 'Dad' has fish to catch!" and they moved north to Greenville. She enjoyed packing a lunch, taking her knitting, and going with him while he fished or simply explored the back roads of the Moosehead Lake region. She quickly became a favorite by her neighbors, as she loved to cook. Her house was like a bakery and her delight was giving it all away! Although they left Greenville due to declining health, she often talked about good times there and she laughed when she heard her neighbors were all losing weight since she left.

She loved the Common Ground Fair and volunteered for years, folding thousands of t-shirts. Another passion was her needle work. She made intricate doilies, tablecloths, baby clothes, afghans, stockings and all the kids had a pair of mittens! Later in life, she enjoyed doing puzzles, playing Phase 10, and having a good game of Rummy.

She was a beautiful, spirited lady, a fierce defender of family and home, and a true pioneer of her time. She had an amazing sense of humor and has left friends and family with numerous memories and stories! She will forever be with us in heart and mind.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred J. Pinette; one sister, Regina (Delano) Winwood; five brothers Burton (Edward) Cunningham; Arthur Delano; Carl Delano, Sr.; Walter Delano; and Merwin Delano.

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Coombs and her husband, Walter, of Brunswick; four sons, Leo Pinette and his wife, Dolores, of Georgetown, Anthony Pinette of Georgetown, Jeffrey Pinette of Arrowsic, James Pinette and wife, Becky, of Arrowsic; Eleven grandchildren, Jason Coombs of Brunswick, Tracie & Dale Pinette of Georgetown, Michael Pinette of Bath, Craig Pinette of Sabattus, Shannon and Aimee Pinette of Topsham, Jeffrey Pope of Augusta, Megan and Gabriel Pinette of Arrowsic and Diana Rose of Boothbay, numerous great grand-children and many nieces and nephews.

Gloris requested no funeral services. There will be a graveside service at Mountainside Cemetery, Five Islands Rd.,Georgetown, on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Per her wishes, there will be a simple gathering following the graveside service, to be held at The Moorings, 125 Congress Ave., Bath, from 2-4.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to: CHANS/Hospice of Brunswick 60 Baribeau Drive Brunswick, Maine 04011


Theresa M. Burden, 77 passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at the Bodwell House in Brunswick after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on September 19, 1936 in Kegan Maine, the daughter of Gene Roy and Mary Louise Michaud. On August 16, 1974 she married Ralph O. (Mike) Burden and resided in Phippsburg.

She was employed at Bath Iron Works in Department 30 until she retired. One of Theresa’s finest moments was when she rode the USS ARLEIGH BURKE, DDG 51 on her maiden voyage.

Theresa enjoyed watching and feeding the birds and adored her loving cats. She loved tending to her flower gardens and was also was a beautiful seamstress, cross-stitcher and embroider. Her most enjoyment came with spending time with her loving family.

Surviving are her husband Ralph Burden of Phippsburg, brother Romeo Roy of Phippsburg, her four children; Deborah Carpenter and her husband Scott of Brunswick, Danny Fitch of Brunswick, Doug Fitch and his wife Gail of Phippsburg and Jason Burden and his wife Jennifer of Nashville TN; three step children, Sharon Boucher and her husband Glenn of Los Angeles CA, Bonnie Trader and her husband Rick of Avondale AZ and Skip Burden of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; 14 Grand Children and 16 Great Grand Children.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Small Point Baptist Church for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice and CHANS of Brunswick in her name.

Carolyn R. Beaulieu

PORTLAND – Carolyn R. Beaulieu, 75, of Augusta , died on April 10th, 2013 at Maine Medical Center with her loving family by her side.

She was born on October 24th, 1937 in Hallowell, the daughter of Raymond and Bernice (Pushard) Read.

Carolyn enjoyed her computer, puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by sons Michael Beaulieu of Hartford, Christopher Beaulieu of Houston, TX; daughter Pamela Hansen of Gorham; sister Betty Kelley and husband Neal of S. Gardiner; 8 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Paul.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, April 14th, from 12 PM to 2PM at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street , Richmond with a funeral service to immediately follow at 2 PM . A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at the home of Betty and Neal Kelley after services. Burial will be at a later date at Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, Augusta. In Carolyn’s memory donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Scarborough , ME 04074 .

Jessie Hazel Griffin

BRUNSWICK – Jessie Hazel Griffin, 97, of Brunswick, died on April 9th, 2013 at Horizon’s Living Center.

She was born on July 18th, 1915 in Lowell, MA the daughter of Louis and Annie (Cheney) Metevier.

Jessie was a member of Richmond Corner Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school for many years and was also an organist for the church. Among her many interests she especially enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, visiting with friends at Bowdoinham Estates and Dionne Commons, playing games with her grandchildren, going to church, music, reading the Bible, and she loved her Lord.

Jessie is survived by her daughter Barbara Russell and husband Donald of Topsham, ME; son Raymond M. Griffin and wife Lee of Washington, ME; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; beloved husband Stanley; brother Eril Metevier; sister Lillian Wheatley of NH; granddaughter Lori Ann Griffin; and daughter-in-law Helen A. Griffin.

Family and friends are invited to a funeral service on Saturday, April 13th, at 2 PM at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, with Rev. Dow officiating. There will be a visitation prior to the funeral from 1 PM to 2 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be held later in the spring at Richmond Cemetery. In Jessie’s memory donations can be made to Richmond Corner Baptist Church, 974 Main Street, Richmond, ME 04357. Condolences may be expressed at

Karzymierz Charlie Church

PORTLAND – Karzymierz “Charlie” Church, 86, embarked on “Eternal Patrol” March 26, 2012, at Togus Veteran’s Hospital, Augusta, ME. He was born March 21, 1927, in Hope Valley, R.I., the son of Kenneth and Mary (Bosica) Church.

Charlie attended schools in Hopkinton, R.I. and worked at Walsh Shipyard in Providence, RI. He joined the U. S. Navy and served in both WWII, spending part of his enlistment in occupied Japan and in the Korean War. When he mustered out he moved to Portland, ME, married Rita C. Legasse, the love of his life and with whom they raised a son Ronald. He began a career as a long haul trucker and logged over one million miles on U. S. and Canadian highways. Charlie enjoyed spending time with his family, baseball, hunting and fishing with his cousins Donald C. Church and Roland Church.

Charlie is survived by his sister Gladys Ponichtera and, Cousin Beverly Church, daughter in-law, Donna Q. Church, granddaughters Jennifer C. Waitkun and Jonica L. Church, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Charlie was predeceased by his wife Rita C. Church, sisters Anna M. Johnson and Gloria Abruzzese, son Ronald C. Church, cousins Donald C. Church and Roland Church.

A graveside burial with military honors will be in the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery on Civic Center Drive, Augusta, Maine at on May 17, 2013 time to be announced. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Gary M. Moeller

Richmond-Gary M. Moeller, 60, of the Alexander Reed Rd. passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta with his by his side.

He was born in Gardiner on January 1, 1953 the first child of the year in Gardiner the son of Fred and Gloria Moeller.

Gary proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, being honorably discharged in 1984. He worked many years in the Maintenance Department at NRF in Augusta. He also had his own plumbing and construction business in California.

Gary enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cribbage and particularly time spent with his grandchildren. He was a member and trustee of the Gardiner Eagles Club Arie 4330.

Gary was predeceased by his step father Richard Coulombe. He is survived by his mother Gloria Moeller Coulombe of Richmond, wife K’Ann Klein-Moeller of California; daughters Perri Alvelais and spouse Glen of California, Caddie Jasper and spouse Steve of Manchester, sons Toby Moeller and spouse Jennifer of California, Paul Moeller and spouse Cassie of California, brother Allan Moeller and spouse Cindy of Dresden, sisters Cyndi Moeller of Florida, Terry Thomas of Florida, grandchildren Breann Jasper, Brandin Jasper, Zackary Alvelais, Zaine Alvelais, Amanda Jo Moeller, Haylee Rae Moeller, 6 nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, March 27th from 4 to 6pm with a services following at 6pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place on Friday, March 29th at noon at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta with military honors.

In Gary’s memory donations may be made to the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Irene w. Bogolubsky

Boothbay Harbor-Irene W. Bogolubsky, 85, of Pennington Ln died unexpectedly on March 9, 2013 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

She was born on March 23, 1927 in Yugoslavia the daughter of Vladimir and Tatiana Bogolubsky.

Irene lived in Germany, England and France before moving to the United States in 1955. She went on to live in New York City and worked at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronomics as Technical Director of Technical Information Service. Irene was awarded the Public Service Award by the United States Air Force.

She retired in 1991 and moved to her cottage in Trevett. Being still active she held several volunteer jobs at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, Bigelow Labs and the YMCA.

Irene was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her good friend Kathleen Mayotte of Trevett.

A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, March 12th at 10am at St. Alexander Nevsky Church, Church St. Richmond. Burial will take place in New York.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church, 15 Church St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Robert W. Faulknham

AUGUSTA – Robert W. Faulknham, 77, of Augusta, left this earth in Peace on February 25, 2013. He was born on January 8th, 1936.

Robert grew up in W. Gardiner, with older brother John, and just out of High School he was selling cars. In the 50’s he worked at Hazzard Shoe Co. in Augusta, where he met and married Martha J. Day in 1957, the love of his life. They closed in the late 60’s, so he then moved on to Commonwealth Shoe in Gardiner, followed by Etonic Shoe in Richmond. Retiring in the late 80’s. He still loved to work on and sell cars and go to lawn sales.

He is predeceased by his mother and father, his wife Martha, and brother John. Robert is survived by his daughter Diana M. Jaquith and husband John; step-brother James Schofield of N. Carolina; brother in law Mr. Carroll W. Grady of Farmingdale; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Augusta, on May 24th, 2013 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pethaven Ln., Augusta, ME 04330. Condolences may be expressed at


WINDSOR -- Virginia May "Ginny" Gilbert, 84, of Windsor, passed away peacefully on Feb. 19, 2013, at the Maine Veterans' Home in Augusta. She was born April 22, 1928, in Farmington, the daughter of Ethel and Carrol Welch. Ginny enjoyed many years of horse racing with her longtime companion William Peace of Windsor. Two of her life-long friends were June Lowe and Joyce Kenny, with whom she shared many camping trips and winters in Florida. She also enjoyed making crafts and selling them at local shows. Her favorite times were spent with her family.

Ginny will be remembered for her quick wit and funny sayings.

She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Gilbert, of Skowhegan, in 1973; a brother, Chuck Wyman, of Connecticut; and her companion of 32 years, William Peace, of Windsor.

She is survived by two sons, Charles Belyea and companion Sandy, of Starks, and Bruce Belyea, of New Hampshire; three daughters, Faye Newman and husband Bob, of Windsor, and Leslie Mckenna and husband Harold, of Windsor, and Sharon, of Florida; grandchildren Melissa Cowing and husband Aaron, of Windsor, Nicole White and husband David, of Virginia, William Leblanc and wife Theresa, of Madison, Mark Leblanc, of Skowhegan, Marty Leblanc, of Madison, Matt Leblanc, of Madison, Cheryl Gedeon and husband Mark, of Florida, Tim Belyea, of Anson, Micheal Belyea, of Skowhegan, and Tiffany, Denise, Stephen and Buddy Belyea, all of New Hampshire; great-grandchildren Alexis Lee, William, Josh and Courtney Cowing, Tylor, Derrick and Dallas Leblanc, Mark Jr., Daniel and Stacey Gedeon, Buffy and Wendy Belyea; and one great-great-grandchild, Lola Green.

A memorial service will be held at the Maine Veterans' Home in the spring.

The family would like to thank all the staff at the Maine Veterans' Home and Hospice for the wonderful care she received. We would also like to thank her special friend Francis Crocker who brought much happiness to her days.

Charles Hanson Sr.

Litchfield-Charles Hanson Sr., 88, of Richmond died on February 20, 2013.

He was born on 4/23/24 the son of Archie and Marion Hanson.

Charles proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946 during WWII. He was also a member of the American Legion, the Senior Citizens Bowling League.

He enjoyed playing banjo, harmonica, bowling, fishing, gardening, carpentry and recently spending time at Sky Hy adult daycare.

Charles worked at United Shoe Machinery and retired from Etonic Shoe as a machinist in 1986.

He was predeceased by a brother Melville. Charles is survived by his wife Katherine, daughters Linda and Alan Russo from Whitefield, Joyce and Robert Defisher of Henrietta NY, Charlene and Keith Hall of Richmond, sons Don and Nancy Hanson of Richmond, Charles Hanson Jr. and Debra of Richmond, Bruce and Mary Hanson of Monmouth, Keith and Lorie Hanson of Sabattus, Darryl Hanson of Boothbay Harbor and Darrin Hanson of Randolph. Also had 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Also, a special thanks to Merry Milne who recently cared for him in her home.

A memorial gathering will take place on Saturday Feb. 23 rd at 10 am. Funeral services commence at 11 am, both at the funeral home. A gathering of family and friends will take place after the funeral, location TBA. Burial will take place in the spring.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Cecile Van Yahres Reilly

Portland-Cecile Reilly,91, passed away on December 14 at 75 State Street. She is survived by her three daughters, Stefanie Rosenberger, Penelope Reilly and Rebecca Reilly. Cecile’s family will honor her life at 75 State Street Biannual Remembrances January 29 at 2:30 pm in the Adams Center, Grey Street entrance.

Because 75 State Street was so pivotal to our mother’s life, we would suggest that donations be made to that organization in her memory. On line condolences may be expressed at

Susan A. Toth

Bowdoinham-Susan A. Toth, 56, of Preble Rd., died at her home on January 21, 2013 after years of illness with MS.

She was born in Brunswick in 1956, the youngest child of Russell and Norma McPherson.

She was an avid snowmobiler and loved to Jetski and to go camping. In recent years, her joy came from showering her granddaughter Cheyenne Parks with love and attention.

During her working years, she cared for the elderly and the disabled as a C.N.A.

Susan was predeceased by her father Russell McPherson. She is survived by her mother Norma McPherson, her sister Deborah DeHahn Butler, brother James McPherson, daughters Jennifer Veno and her partner Herbert Norman, Heather Parks Green, granddaughters Cheyenne and two week old Makayla Green.

A public gathering for family and friends will take place on Saturday, January 26th from 4-6pm at the funeral home. A celebration of her life will take place on Sunday, January 27th from 1 to 4pm at the Bowdoinham Fire Station. This will be open to all who loved her.

Arrangements are being made by the Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond.

Marion E Ward

Topsham- Marion Elizabeth Ward passed away on Wednesday evening, January 9, 2013 at home.

She was born on May 15, 1923 in the same home in which she died. Her parents were William & Eliza Cheetham.

Marion was a life-long parishioner of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick. She was a member of the Altar Guild for many years. Mrs. Ward was also a 75-year member of the Topsham Grange and a member of the Women’s’ Auxiliary of the Topsham Volunteer Fire Department.

She loved going on Sunday rides with friends and family, picnics, and family gatherings. She was an accomplished seamstress and cross-sticher. As a young mother, she and six close friends started a sewing group called The Seven Stitchers and they gathered weekly for more than 50 years.

Marion was predeceased by her parents, her brothers William and John Cheetham, and her husbands Elwood Campbell and Virgil Ward.

She is survived by her son Dennis and wife Karen of Annapolis, MD; son Peter and companion Allen Bubar of Topsham, brother Donald Cheetham and sister-in-law Peggy of Brunswick, stepdaughter Linda Ward Synnefakes and John of Owl’s Head, stepson Louie Ward and Loretta of Harpswell, grandson Geoffrey Campbell and Ann of Annapolis, MD. She is also survived by great granddaughter Meghan Campbell. She also has several step grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews surviving her.

No services will be held at this time, however, a memorial picnic will be held later this year.

Friends and family are invited to make donations to either Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick, or to CHANS Hospice Care of Brunswick

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Sewall L. Pearson

Brunswick-Sewall L. Pearson, 87 years old, of Richmond went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 7, 2013. Sewall was born in Bath, Maine on April 27, 1925. He was married to Ramona Haines, also of Bath, for nearly 66 years. When asked what he was most proud of in his life, he answered, "I have been a faithful husband for 66 years." They were married on October 1, 1948. He was also very proud of the honorary diploma he received from Richmond High School through the efforts of the American Legion a few years ago. Sewall worked for the Bath Iron Works for 37 years, mostly as a pipe bender. He was known by many as "Red". As a lay pastor, he preached and held services at nursing homes in the area and at Popham Beach chapel and Hermit Island in the summers. He also filled in at many American Baptist churches throughout the state as a supply preacher. Sewall loved to praise his Lord through song, and sang "specials" in many of his services. Around 1967/1968 he was called to fill in at the Newcastle-Alna Baptist Church and ended up serving there for thirteen years. It was a high point in his life and he has many very fond memories of the people there. He was affectionately called Pastor P by many there. Later, along with his eldest son James, he went to fill in at the United Baptist church in Richmond which is now named Shepherd of Faith Ministries. He continued there until he retired. Sewall enjoyed being able to help those in need, especially when he could do so anonymously. He is survived by his wife Ramona, and six of his sons, James, Micheal, Brian, Timothy, Mark and John. His son, Sewall L. Pearson the 2nd passed away several years ago. He also is survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as one sister, Geraldine Heddon. There will be a celebration of Sewall's life at the Newcastle-Alna Baptist church in Alna, Maine on Sunday, January 13 at 2:00 which will be followed by a reception downstairs.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Reginald Heron

Reginald Heron, of Dresden, Maine, let go of his long battle with cancer on December 15, 2012. Reg was born in Marseilles, France, in 1932, to British parents. With them, he fled the approaching war in summer 1940, across France and Spain to Portugal, where they had to wait several years before being able to evacuate to England. Thus, his formal schooling began rather late, in wartime England, at Vinehall prep school in Devon. He was a fine athlete, an especially strong swimmer. Other early fascinations included classifying butterflies (and he was delighted to recognize their close relatives when he got to Maine) and ham radio, which contributed to his next step, a diploma in electrical engineering from Faraday House in London. In London’s bookstores he soon chanced on discussions of the Bauhaus, which totally captivated him, and he determined to pursue studies in photography. He made his way to the US and, after various employment detours, received his BS in photography from the Institute of Design of the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1963, followed by an MS in 1966. He served in the US Army, which sent him to Germany, “because they learned I was fluent in French,” after which he resumed his career in photography. From 1966-70 he was an Assistant Curator for the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester. Teaching, however, would be his passion. He began with several visiting positions, at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, the Department of Creative Arts at Purdue University, and the Department of Fine Arts at Indiana University. In 1970, his beloved mentor Henry Holmes Smith hired him full time at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He taught there in the School of Fine Arts until he retired in 1997. During much of that time he also worked, and trained many a student, as field and object photographer for the IU archaeological excavations in Greece, where he met his wife, K.D. Vitelli.

His black and white images, especially those shot at night and often in Greece, are powerful and beautiful demonstrations of his mastery of the science and materials of photography, as well as his sharp eye and appreciation of light and form. Examples of his work are in numerous collections and publications, catalogues, and specialist archaeological volumes. But he was first and foremost a teacher and persistent researcher of the photographically impossible, remembered for his high standards, endless knowledge with which he was totally generous, a beguiling sense of humor, and the ability to push students way beyond their perceived abilities, with great gentleness and humility.

Soon after he and his wife moved to Dresden in 2003, he began working with digital images and color. This later work, while superficially different from most of his earlier art, shows the same sharp eye, attention to composition, experimentation and “understanding the materials” that students recall so vividly from his silver classes.

He is survived by his wife, several cousins in Europe, and many dozens of photography students for whom he was not only mentor, but also often a second father. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Society for Photographic Education ( ).

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Woolwich- Lanny Verrill, 71, of Woolwich passed away peacefully at his home unexpectedly January 4, 2013

Lanny was born on August 19, 1941 in Gardiner Maine to the late Harry and Madeline Verrill. In 1949 Lanny's father died at a young age of 47 and his mother moved to Claremont NH to be close to her parents Cassie and Harold Mills. Madeline was employed by Al St. Aubin of which Lanny became very close to his son, Norman St. Aubin. Norman was very much like a brother to Lanny. Stevens High School was where Lanny attended and following joined the US Air Force which he served for several years. Lanny was a member of the American Legion, Post 0178, Waterville ME. Lanny is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carol J. (DesRoches) Verrill of Woolwich whom he married in 1969. Also surviving is their son, Mark Verrill and grandson Cody Verrill of Woolwich. Lanny's prior marriage bared 3 children, son, Ricky Verrill of Jacksonville Florida, daughter, Tammy & Jim Hedrick of Daytona Florida and daughter, Robyn Saxon of Daytona Florida. Grandchildren to follow were Jeremy, Jennifer, Vicki, Ricky Jr., Dale, Amanda, Cory and also many great grandchildren, Step children include stepson Joe & Melissa Westleigh of Woolwich, stepdaughter, Debra & Jack Betz of upstate NY, stepdaughter, Theresa Westleigh of Glen Burnie, MD., Step grandchildren, Wednesday, Nicole, P.J., Misty, Azhley and many great step grandchildren.

Lanny was predeceased by a half brother, Melvin Verrill, half sister Lewene Cole and Shirley Lewis of Mass. Surviving are half brothers, Frank Leblanc Jr. of Claremont NH and Ray Leblanc of N. Charlestown NH.

Lanny owned and operated his own business located on Route 1 in Woolwich as Lanny's Auto Body. Lanny's shop was his home away from home where he thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with friends and family. He loved "making his rounds" to his favorite restaurants at Miss Wiscasset Diner, Market Place Cafe and Hunter's Breakfast. Lanny enjoyed socializing and joking with all the staff which he will be sadly missed. He also enjoyed watching and sponsoring his son Mark racing at Wiscasset Speedway, Speedway 95 and Oxford Plains Speedway. Lanny loved watching NASCAR, fishing, hunting and also engaged in camping and boating while a resident of Florida.

In respect of Lanny's wishes there will be no services provided. Memorial condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Lanny to Maine MEDICAL CENTER RESEARCH INSTITUTE, 22 Bramhall st. Portland, Maine 04102.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.