RICHMOND - Martha Grace Stanton (McMahon), also known as Greeneyes, Mable, Mert, and Ma passed away quietly in her home on the evening of December 22, 2015 at the age of 65. Martha was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 22, 1950, the only daughter of John and Grace (Emmons) McMahon.Add a comment >
Wiscasset-Martha M. Delano, 68, of the Lowelltown Rd., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 4, 2015 at a local Hospital. She was born on November 11, 1947 in Wiscasset the daughter of Arthur Russell and Florence Madelyn Delano. Martha enjoyed her flower gardens, crafts and particularly her family. She worked for the Wiscasset School System for many years. Martha was predeceased by her parents, brothers Kenneth, George, Jeffrey, sisters Marjorie Sproul, Margaret Creamer and great Nephew Gavin Clark. She is survived by brothers Arthur Delano and wife Peggy of Richmond, Robert Delano of Wiscasset, Lloyd Delano and companion Toni Brawn of Wiscasset, Wendall Delano of Wiscasset, Dana Delano and wife Bonnie of Dresden, Dean Delano and wife Nora of California, Richard Delano and Wife Karen of Wiscasset, sisters Ruth Webber of Wiscasset, Nancy Morton and husband Bart of Wiscasset, Linda Delano of Wiscasset, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Per Martha's request there will not be any services. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.> Add a comment >
RICHMOND - Daniel A. Trask, 77, of Richmond died on November 20, 2015 at his home. He was born on February 14, 1938.
Dan was also known as "The Fisherman of Thomaston." He was the first inmate to run for Governor of the State of Maine from his jail cell in 1974.
Daniel owned and operated several pet shops known as The American Pet Center.
He is predeceased by his mother, Margaret, his dad, Stacy, a brother, Donny, and his beloved son, Stacy.
He is survived by his long time companion and friend Priscilla Trask of Richmond; his son Paul Pinkham and his fiance Diane Ellison of Richmond; his daughter Jenny Trask and her fiance Ben Tremain of Gardiner; his grandchildren Makayla, Victoria, Morgan, Ethan, Kimberly, Savanah, and Adam; his brother David Trask of Bath; and several neices and nephews.
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Florida-Leonard Melbourne Jepson, age 79, of Silver Springs FL and Litchfield ME passed away on November 13, 2015 at Emily's Hospice in Ocala FL. He was born in Lewiston ME July 17, 1936, the son of Fred L and Edna I (Dorsay) Jepson. He graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn ME in 1954 and from New England Institute of Anatomy & Embalming in Boston MA. He also served in the USAF. He married Helen L Tame on March 31, 1956. They started the Richmond Memorial Funeral Home, it was renamed Jepson Funeral Home which they owned and operated for 30 years. He was a past member of the Lions Club, Shriners Kora Flag Unit, Masons, Bowdoinham Village Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Enterprise Grange of Richmond, Richmond Volunteer Fire Dept, and the DRUM Church. He was predeceased by his parents and a son, Leonard M Jepson Jr. He is survived by his wife Helen of 59 years, two sons, Leonard (Scott) & wife Laura of Oklahoma, Bradley & wife Robyn of Gardiner, daughter Judy & husband Bruce Leach of Bowdoin, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. At his request there will be no service.> Add a comment >
WEST GARDINER – Earle B. Gilley, 80, of West Gardiner has gone to his
final resting place. He departed peacefully on Tuesday, October 20,
2015 in Augusta, surrounded by friends and family. He was born on
January 12, 1935 in Augusta, the son of Bertrand and Beulah (Grant)
Boston, Massachusetts-Ronald J. Lord, 24, of Richmond, died unexpectedly on Wednesday October 14, 2015. He was born on April 26, 1991 in Augusta the son of Mary Collins and Eric Lord. RJ enjoyed hanging out with his friends, relaxing, listening to music, watching the history channel, hiking, going to the mountains and kayaking. He also enjoyed doing handyman work for family and friends. RJ always stood up for the underdog. Family and friends said he had bright eyes, a big smile and great personality. RJ was predeceased by grandmother Betty L. Lord. He is survived by his mother Mary Collins of Richmond and her good friend Frank Reed of Dresden, father Eric Lord and wife Amber of Gardiner, sister Alexis Lord of Litchfield, step sister Tatiana Lord of Gardiner, RJ's girlfriend Virginia Marston of Monmouth, grandparents Roland Lord of Chelsea, Ron Pinkham of Richmond, Louise Huntington of Richmond, uncles Dave Pinkham and wife Rebecca of Bath, Ron Saindon and wife Karen of Lisbon Falls, David Lord and wife Carol of New Hampshire, Steve Lord and wife Cheryl of Bowdoinham, Ernie Saindon and wife Melanie of Bath, aunt Lynn Cheney and husband Ralph of Richmond, cousins Joshua, Cameron, several great aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to memorial visitation on Wednesday, October 21st from 11 till noon with a service commencing at noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow at a later date. A gathering will follow the service at the Richmond Grange Alexander Reed Rd. In lieu of flowers donations my be made to www.gofundme.com/DP6HSFES to help defray funeral costs. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.> Add a comment >
There will be a memorial service at 11:00 AM Saturday October 17th at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond Maine with gathering to celebrate his life directly following at the Enterprise Grange on Alexander Reed Road in Richmond. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Go Fund Me page set up to help the family defray the costs @ www.gofundme.com/b34yw4uk, to the Hinkley Boys School in his name or to a local addiction program of their choice in his name. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357> Add a comment >
Richmond-Michael L. Myrick, 23, of the Brunswick Rd., died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at his home. He was born in Lewiston on November 4, 1991 the son of Todd and Maryann Myrick, graduating from Hall-Dale High School in 2010. Michael worked at Dunkin Donuts as a coffee barista and later at Subway as a sandwich artist. He was passionate about spending time with his family and friends. Mike was predeceased by his grandmother Ellen Giannelli. He is survived by his parents, sisters Diane Ellison of Richmond, Sheena Ellison of Randolph, brothers Teegan Myrick of Richmond, Terrall Plaisted of Richmond, niece Kimberly Pinkham, nephew Christopher Colson, many loving grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. A gathering will take place on Saturday, September 26th from noon to 1pm with a celebration of life to follow at the funeral home. A gathering will take place at the Grange following the celebration of life. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.> Add a comment >
Bowdoinham-Mary (Turner) Bugenske died peacefully in her home on August 30, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born Mary Dorothea Turner in Biddeford, Maine, on July 4, 1937, to the late Lloyd Haswell Turner and the late Florence Evelyn d’Anjou (neé). She grew up, the oldest of four children, in Pine Point, Maine, where her love of the ocean and beaches was at the core of who she was. She and her husband Ronald raised their own three children with that same appreciation for the beauty of the ocean, beaches and marshes along the Maine coast. Mary was the matriarch of a large family who dedicated her life to her home, her husband, her children and her grandchildren. She had a deep love of nature and animals and throughout her life derived great joy from her gardens and from the hundreds of birds that came to her yard all year long to be nourished at her many feeders. She was a woman of faith, with a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother. Mary is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ronald Bugenske; her sister, Jill Florence Turner of Atlanta, GA; her three children -- Tamara Mary Bugenske of Saco, ME, Theresa Marie Bugenske of Old Orchard Beach, ME, and Lloyd Paul “Jack” Bugenske of Gray, ME; and her loving grandchildren -- Sarah Pooler of Litchfield, ME, Casey Pooler of Hampton NH, Marc Martin and Mary Martin of Saco, ME, and Cynthia Bugenske and Joseph Bugenske of Gray, ME. Mary was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Turner Freese, and a brother, Lloyd Haswell “Jack” Turner Jr. of Portland, ME. Mary’s family would like to acknowledge with deep gratitude the care and support given her by Crystal Austin RN and the hospice team at CHANS of Brunswick, Maine, who brought her laughter and love during her illness and great comfort to the Bugenske family. A funeral mass in celebration of Mary’s life will be held at St. Ambrose Church in Richmond, ME, on Thursday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Mary’s memory may be made to the Androscoggin Humane Society, Auburn, ME.> Add a comment >
Richmond-Harry E. Hurley, 78, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 29, 2015 with his devoted family by his side and in his heart. He was born the middle child of nine children to John and Phyllis (Sykes) Hurley on March 21, 1937 in Richmond. True to his character, Harry met everyone in the middle. “There are times when friends become strangers and strangers become friends.” Harry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. After returning home he worked for Jordan Meats for many years before becoming self- employed. Harry owned and operated Dresden Cash Fuel, Riverview Lunch, BP Grocery and Richmond Variety over the years. He never allowed a child to leave the store without a pretzel. He drove Head Start children to Wiscasset for school, lulling them to sleep on the ride home. Harry also drove Vocational students to Bath. On a few occasions, taking them on a detour to the beach on hot days. Harry was a civic leader in the community, serving as a Selectman, Planning Board and School Committee member. Harry was a founding member of the Swan Island Yacht Club. Since childhood, Harry loved being on the water. After retirement, he and his wife, Claudia enjoyed travelling in their motorhome to Florida during the winter months, where they would eventually purchase a home for “snowbird” season. He was proud to attend his grandchildren's sporting events. Harry was also the “unofficial” Drivers Ed teacher for his children, their friends, most of his grandchildren, their friends, and also many older residents who found themselves in need of a driver’s license in their later years. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother, Jack Hurley, sister, Patricia McManus and his grandson, Brock Hurley. Harry told his loved ones “I Love You” every day. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Claudia Guiou Hurley of Richmond. Sons, Bruce of Bowdoinham, Chuck and wife, Jane of Illinois, Brian and his wife, Clarissa of Richmond, a daughter, Kathryn Nash and husband, Casey of Richmond. “Hurley” granddaughters, Nicole and Kayla of Michigan. Danica and Camryn of Richmond and Jade of Bowdoinham. Grandaughter, Leia Nash of Richmond. A grandson, Erik Nash and his fiancé, April of North Carolina. 3 great grandsons, 3 great granddaughters, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation and memorial gathering will take place on Friday, September 4th from 4 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Mid Coast Senior Health and Hospice Center 56 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, Me 04011. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.> Add a comment >
Richmond-Sonja G. Durgin, 74, of the Brunswick Rd., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 14, 2015 at her home.
She was born on March 11, 1941 in Augusta the daughter of Andrew and Arleen Tuttle.
Sonja graduated from Hall Dale High School the class of 1959. She worked as an office manager for her and her husbands business for many years. Sonja was a longtime member of the Women's Legion Auxiliary Post 132 in Richmond and the Eastern Star Electa Chapter in Bowdoinham.
She was was predeceased by her parents, husband Daniel Durgin and grandchild Herbert William Barry. Sonja is survived by her son Herb Barry and significant other Kiley Pisano of Florida, Daughter Wendy and husband Loren of Richmond, grandchildren Rory Barry, Nicole Lilly, Loren Lilly, step children Angie, Marie and Dan and their children. Also, sisters Johanna Morton of Hallowell, Andrea Beckim and husband Carl of Richmond, Margaret Gordon and husband Ronald of Norridgewock, brother Andrew Tuttle and wife Janet of Lisbon Falls, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.> Add a comment >
LTC John Harvey Alden
US Army (Ret.), (79)
BRUNSWICK – Lieutenant Colonel John H. Alden of Brunswick, Maine, died on August 10, 2015. He was born the son of Dwight M. and Ruth E. (Roberts) Alden in Needham, MA on November 7, 1935. In 1957, John graduated from Bowdoin College with an AB Degree in Economics, married Marilyn Elizabeth Burns of Brunswick, ME, his dearly beloved wife for more than 52 years, and received a commission as an Armor Officer in the US Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and served his country with distinction for 24 years.
Following retirement from the army in 1982, John resumed his studies, obtaining a Master of Business Administration Degree from New Hampshire College in 1986. That same year, he joined Maine State Government as a Personnel Management Analyst, where he worked until July 2000.> Add a comment >
LITCHFIELD – Mary Augusta Stoddard, 92, of Litchfield died on Saturday, August 1, 2015 in Augusta. She was born on December 31, 1922 in Gardiner, Maine, the adopted daughter of George and Mary (Wilson) Wellman.
In 1946 she was married to James Stoddard. Together they enjoyed 55 years of marriage, and camping trips with friends.
Mary was employed for 24 years by the State of Maine, Department of Mental Health for 24 years until her retirement in February 1986.
During WWII she served in the Navy (WAVES) from 1943-1945. She was assigned to communications and received training at Hunter College NYC, as well as Miami University Communications School in Oxford, OH. Her Duty stations were Boston and Newport, RI.
In 1986 Mary and her husband James joined the American Legion where they were very active in the organization. She was previously elected as Post Commander of the American Legion William R. Bold Post 181. She was the first woman to be elected since the Post was established in 1949. She held legion positions at the local, county, and district levels, including Historian, Americanism Officer, Second Vice Commander, and also represented Post 181 as a delegate to the American Legion State Convention from 1988-1990. In addition, Mary also had joined the Kennebec County Council of the American Legion, where she also was elected to the position of Historian.> Add a comment >
Richmond-Brian Pearson, 57, passed away
Thursday, July 16, 2015 at a Brunswick Hospital.
The son of Sewall and Ramona Pearson of Bath, he was born on January 19, 1958.
He graduated from Morse High in 1977.
Known as Birdie to his CB friends, and as Big Guy to many, he grew up with his six brothers, Jim, Mike, Slugger, Tim, Mark and John. In his childhood, Brian loved spending time with cousins in North Bath. As a teen, he enjoyed Boy Scouts, and good times with his friends in the Alna Church youth group. As an adult, Brian served as a Big Brother. He worked at the BIW, the Bath Senior Citizens, as a CNA, and at various other places such as Wal-Mart, and Reny's. He played on a Bath softball league and loved going camping with friends. He never married, but had an adopted son, Jeff Wing, whom he took in when Jeff was a teenager.
In the last couple of years, as illness limited his mobility, Brian developed quite a list of phone pals that he called regularly. We miss his calls already, and we miss him even more. Calls will be made to notify friends and family with the date and time for the graveside ceremony.> Add a comment >
Togus-Milan G. Adamek, 87, of Gardiner died on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at the VA Medical Center, Togus. He was born in Greenwich, CT., on August 29, 1927 the son of Andrew and Amelia Adamek.
Milan had a long and distinguished career in the United States Army. He proudly served in the WWII and Korean wars. Milan enjoyed reading the newspaper, dancing, movies, leaf peeping, his dog pickles and trying various restaurants.
He was predeceased by his parents, first wife Katherine Mildred Adamek, brothers Robert and Daniel Adamek and step son Lee Shorey. He is survived by his Evelyn Adamek of Hallowell, brother Walter Adamek of New York, 5 step children Carman, Jennette, Richard, Pamela, Lorraine, several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will take place on Monday, August 3rd at 12pm at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at old Maine Veterans Cemetery, in Augusta at 2pm.
Arrangements are the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.
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Richmond-Gilbert H. Tarbox, 84, of the Brown Rd. died on Friday, July 10, 2015 at
his home with his family by side.
He was born in Madawaska on July 21, 1930 the son of Harry and Sadie Tarbox.
Gil proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as an automobile and diesel mechanic for Brooks and Drews. Gil later worked at Statler Tissue and Budget Rent a Car.
Gil enjoyed square dancing, hunting, fishing, gardening, being outside, spending time with family and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, his son Gilbert "Bitsy" Tarbox Jr., brothers and sister. Gil is survived by his wife of 63 years Ruby Tarbox, son David Tarbox and wife Tina, Dean Tarbox, grandchildren Lindsay Tarbox and companion Earl Webber, Allison Tarbox, Amanda Asfahl and husband Justin, great grandchildren Dustin, Avery, Brody, several nieces and nephews.> Add a comment >
West Gardiner-Cedric Devon Novy, 64, of West Gardiner perished silently on June 23, 2015 in his home, hand in hand with his daughter, and wife and son close. Following a recent diagnosis of a rare cancer, Cedric’s expiry came swiftly only seven weeks later. Born to Carol Jean Novy of Farmville NC and Vance Williams of Greenville, NC on October 2, 1950, Novy’s dash in life lead him to the United States Air Force which included service in Southeast Asia, and later his loving wife Ellen M. Novy who he is survived by, and shared 40 years, 5 months, and 13 days of marriage. He is also survived by his daughter Dawn M. Novy of Gulf Breeze, Florida, son Lee C. Novy and wife Stephanie and three extraordinary grandsons Hunter, Marcus and Brandon of Fayetteville, NC-a family with which he carried insurmountable pride.
Novy is survived by his mother Carol Jean Novy of Farmville, NC, Maternal Siblings: Regina Novy of Virginia Beach, VA, and Veronica Novy of Jamaica, NY; Paternal Siblings: Renee Williams and wife Edie of Torrington, CT, Loressa Julius and husband Rick of Hebron, CT, Eric Williams of Torrington, CT, Leron Williams and wife Deidre Williams of Torrington, CT, Murray Williams and Isabel Villar of Naugatuck, CT. Novy is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, many of whom he favored and loved as they were his own sons and daughters.
Novy’s 64 year dash included attendance at the University of Maine at Augusta where he earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration. He worked at the Veterans Administration at Togus, and for the US Postal Service, retiring with 39 years of Federal Service. In that time, Novy also attended the Maine Military Academy, and joined the Maine Army National Guard, retiring in 2010 as Lieutenant Colonel with 33 years of service.> Add a comment >
Stasia Stearns, 104
WESTBROOK - Stasia Renski Stearns, 104, died peacefully with her family on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Born on July 14, 1910, Stasia was the second of five children to Charles and Laura Renski, who immigrated to the United States from Poland. She was proud of her Polish heritage and her role of matriarch to the extended Renski family. She was loved and admired by generations of her family and students.
She graduated from high school in Denmark, Maine, attended Gorham Normal School, earning a degree in education, followed by teaching in Albany, Sweden and Westbrook schools. She retired in 1976 after 27 years in the classroom, primarily in Westbrook at Bridge Street and Congin schools, teaching third and fourth grade. She will always be known as a strong advocate for reading.
Stasia was a 76 year resident of Westbrook living in the house she built with her husband of 60 years, Leo. She lived independently until recently moving to her daughter's home in Richmond, Maine. Her home and camp on Highland Lake were places where she gathered the family, gardened, knit and read, especially poetry. She always said maintaining her home, going up and down stairs, reading and doing word jumbles kept her mind and body strong. Last summer, Stasia was given the Key to the City of Westbrook by Mayor Hilton for her many years of residency.> Add a comment >
WEST BATH – Joseph Leopold Jaffrey Madore, 94, of Richmond, Maine died at home on Friday, June 5, 2015 after a long illness. His family was by his side.
Joseph was born in Biddeford, Maine on September 14, 1920 to Telesphore and Blanche (Kelly) Madore.
After graduating high school he enrolled in the Army/Air Force and served during World War II in Naples Foggia, Rome, Sicily, and Algeria French Morocco. He received a good conduct medal for the European African Middle Eastern Campaign.
Joseph returned home on September 6, 1945 to Richmond, Maine where he met Velma Berry. They married in December of that year and spent the next 66 years together until her death in 2012.
Joseph enjoyed cooking, caring for his dog “Sweet Pea,” working in the garden, and spending time with his family.> Add a comment >
DRESDEN - Elwood A. Perkins, 82 of Dresden, Maine died in his home on May 25, 2015 of a long illness. He was born on October 22, 1932.
Elwood was an avid hunter, snowmobiler and ice fisherman. He enjoyed the outdoors and all it had to offer. A few of his favorite places to be were sitting or fishing on the Kennebec River or enjoying the comforts of his porch at home. He would sit and "watch" the gray squirrels. Elwood and his wife Barbara spent winters in Florida for more than 30 years. Elwood was a handy carpenter and enjoyed wood working, spending hours in his garage building and crafting everything from furniture to whirly gigs. Elwood also took great pride in his garden every year he was able.
Elwood was a skilled and talented man; he worked on the water for Mason Carter for over 20 years. He worked with Alan Cheney for a few years doing marine construction. From there he went to Pemaquid Campground and worked as maintenance man for about 20 years until he retired 18 years ago.> Add a comment >
RICHMOND – Kathryn A. Spencer, 71, of Richmond passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta surrounded by her family.
She was born on April 12, 1944 in Gardiner, ME, the daughter of Frank H. Hall Sr. and Ethel F. (Odlin) Hall.
Kathryn was a giving person that devoted much of her time to carefully crafting many things made with love for so many people. She was famous for her cream puffs, whoopie pies, and fudge. When she wasn’t busy baking, Kathryn loved crafting. She particularly enjoyed working with needlepoint, cross stitch, knitting, and crocheting. She never strayed far from home, and often liked to stay in and watch westerns, true crime shows, and be with her two cats. She also enjoyed attending B-Night with friends that was more like a tightknit support group.
For 39 years she was employed at Clarostat, which later became Richmond Contract, working in production and quality control.
She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Ethel Hall, her husband, Robert J. Spencer, a sister, Donna Ripley, and a daughter-in-law, Sherry Spencer.> Add a comment >
“It’s not goodbye, it’s I’ll see you later.” – Blessa
BRUNSWICK – Blessa Fallorin Legaspi Cameron, 58, of Brunswick passed on May 11, 2015 at Mid Coast Hospital with family surrounding her after 16 ½ years battling ALL types of cancer. She was born in the Philippines on February 3rd, 1957 to Felizardo and Maria (Fallorin) Legaspi. Add a comment >
BOWDOINHAM - Thomas Parker Chase, M.D. of Bowdoinham, Maine passed away surrounded by family at his home on March 23. Dr. Chase was an airman, a physician, a healer, a sailor, and an avid gardener. He was an accomplished woodworker and craftsman, lover of puzzles and music. He was a believer in perseverance. He is a much loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be truly missed.> Add a comment >
PITTSTON – Carroll Lewis Lemieux, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 14, 2015 after a long illness.
He was born in Gardiner, ME on April 7, 1937, a son of Robert and Gladys (Dyer) Lemieux.
He was a Veteran of the Vietnam conflict, serving in the United States Navy for 19 years.
Carroll is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marilyn Doane Lemieux.
He is also survived by four brothers, Earl and his wife Mary of Whitefield; Lloyd and his wife Bea of Tarpon Springs, FL; Kenneth of Bath; Norman and his wife Marie of Gardiner; his sister-in-law, Barbara of Brunswick; several nieces and nephews, and a special nephew, Christopher Lemieux.
Per his wishes there will be no visiting hours or funeral. Burial will be in the spring at Searles Mills Cemetery in Chelsea, ME.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home on Cony Road in Augusta, as well as the VA at Togus, ME. Also many thanks to the Maine General Hospice staff who made his last two weeks more comfortable.
BRUNSWICK - Marion F. Cheney died quietly March 7, 2015 in Brunswick, Maine. She was born in tiny Sebec Village, on October 23, 1915, and maintained strong emotional ties to it throughout her 99 years.
Both her parents, Fred and Genevieve Maguire Hayes, passed away before she was nine years old. The harsh economics of the times meant that the three surviving sisters and a half-brother were split up. She was then raised by her uncle, Alden Hayes, a school superintendent, and his wife Mildred. She graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1933, and Husson College in 1935, where she is a charter member of the Sports Hall of Fame for her basketball prowess.
After college Marion began a career teaching secretarial courses. She began at Traip Academy in Kittery where she enjoyed the ease of getting to Fenway Park. The Red Sox remained another strong emotional tie. Thereafter, came teaching stints at Gardiner HS, Westbrook Junior College, and finally Deering High School, where she retired in 1981. A few years before retiring she moved to “the farm,” in Bowdoinham—according to her “the prettiest place in Sagadahoc County.”
Marion leaves behind countless reminders of her warmth, intensity, and quick wit. She was skilled at bridge, and played a million hands of cribbage with her father-in-law, Hal, who wryly advised her, “If you can’t win, Daughter, cheat.” Her piano accompaniment to her husband Fred’s violin warmed the hearts of many visitors. Her leadership and way with words were evident during her term as Worthy Matron of the Electra Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Bowdoinham. And her skill with crossword puzzles continually turned heads at the Highland’s Cadigan Lodge and Skolfield House, her residences since 2001.
She is survived by her son, Alden Frederic, and his wife Una, of Bowdoinham; grandson Trevor, and his daughter Madison, of Greenwich, CT; and granddaughter, Jennifer McIllhatton, her husband, Craig (Jock) McIllhatton and their sons, Max and Sam, of Bowral, NSW, Australia. Also, a number of nieces and nephews saying, “We wish you well, Auntie Marnie.”
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, H. Frederic Cheney; her sisters Nellie Mooers of Plainville, CT, and Genevieve Babineau of Bangor and South Portland.
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RICHMOND - Richard C. Leonard, 71, died at home suddenly February 10, 2015. He was predeceased by his mother Mabel Leonard. He is survived by his five children, Dana, Edward, David, Rebecca, and Justin. There will be an internment service at Rogers Cemetery in the spring. The family requests no flowers or money to be sent.> Add a comment >
TOPSHAM - Mildred L. Moore moved on to a better place on January 10, 2015, after a long illness. She was born in Orono, ME on March 30, 1936 to Frank and Lillis (Wing) Bryer. Millie graduated from Deering High School, class of 1955. She was a very energetic and outgoing woman who enjoyed community and family events. She served as president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Smith Tobey Post 21.> Add a comment >
LEWISTON - Charles O. Normand, Jr. 88, died January 6, 2015 at his home, after a long illness. He was born in Lewiston on August 8, 1926, the son of Charles O. Sr. and Gertrude Randall Normand. He lived and worked his entire life in Lewiston. After years of working for local companies, he opened his own business – Charlie’s Appliance Service – which he operated until he retired in 1988.> Add a comment >
RICHMOND - Heaven gained an amazing angel January 4th, 2015: Pauline Eva Fitzgerald DeRaps. Born in Quincy, MA on July 17, 1928, Polly was a daughter of the late Thomas and Jennie Fenwick Fitzgerald of Belfast. She was educated in Belfast schools before marrying Ernest DeRaps; they would have celebrated their 64th anniversary this month. Cherished memories will linger for years to come. Rest in peace wife, sister, mama, mimi and aunt.
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