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2016 Obituaries

Nannette A. Oburn

Nanette Oburn picTOPSHAM – Nannette A. Oburn, 67, of Topsham died on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Brunswick.  She was born January 5, 1949 in Brunswick, the daughter of Isidore and Valentine (Ouellette) St. Pierre.

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Dennis Alan Wagurak

Dennis Alan Wagurak, age 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 22,2016 at Richmond Eldercare in Richmond, Maine. Dennis was born February 2, 1947, in Gardiner, Maine to Harry Wagurak and Phyllis ( Whitham) Wagurak. Dennis received his education in Pennsylvania. Dennis enlisted in the Navy where he proudly served his country for 23 years. During this time Dennis met his wife. Together they had twin boys, then later divorced. Once Dennis retired from the service he moved to Maine. Dennis worked many jobs of interest to keep busy. Dennis enjoyed wood working, fishing and hunting. Dennis also loved daily visits from his granddaughter Natalie and the color green.  Dennis was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #132 of Richmond, he was also a member of the Masons. Dennis is survived by son Ivan and his wife Jill and their daughters, Natalie of Richmond and Breaunna of Virginia, son Josef and his wife Sarah and their daughter Catherine of Yelm, WA., one sister Rachel Zollinger and her husband Richard and their three children of Pennsylvania; many cousins as well as his loving family of caregivers at Richmond Eldercare. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 4pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond. The Wagurak family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at Chans Hospice for the loving care they provided.

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Guy Wildes

Guy "Guybo" Victor Wildes passed away Monday, December 19th, 2016, in his home in Bowdoinham, he was age 61.

Guy was survived by his two children, a son Jefferson Bishop of Westbrook, daughter Rachel Wildes of Bowdoinham, his sister Linda Burnette of Bowdoinham, his neice Ali, nephew Ethan, and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Andrew.

Guy was born the middle of three children on December 13th, 1955 to Keith Wildes and his wife Jeanine (nee Baillargeon).

Guy will be remembered as a larger than life man, in personality and stature. He was hardworking his whole life and devoted to his children. An avid outdoorsman, Guy was always sharing his love for fishing, wildlife, and botany with his kids. A fixture in Bowdoinham, known for his work as a carpenter, a love for a good laugh, and his lovingly disgruntled streak, Guy will be missed and remembered fondly by the community.

A gathering will take place from 5 to 7 PM at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond on Wednesday, December 28th, with words of rememberance to follow until 8 PM.

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Bette L. Horning

Richmond-Bette L. Horning, 82, of Main St., died after a brief illness on Monday, December 19, 2016 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on September 12, 1934 the daughter of Henry and Euleula Marston.

Bette worked at Augusta General for many years as a nurse.  She was a foster mother for many children throughout the years.

She enjoyed reading, writing poetry and short stories.  She also enjoyed being the director of the Richmond Golden Oldies.  

Bette was predeceased by her husband Robert Horning and grandson Nathan Horning.  She is survived by her daughter Nancy Cote and her husband Ryan of Dresden, Larry Horning and wife Gina of Greene, Dennis Horning and wife Linda of Texas, brother David Marston and wife Sandra of Florida, 8 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, foster children Susan Thayer-McCausland, Vicki Bragg Russell and Roxanne O'Connor.

Memorial visitation will take place on Friday, December 23rd. From 11am till noon, with a service to follow all at the United Dresden Methodist Church in Richmond.  A gathering will follow at the church hall, all are welcome.

In Bette's memory donations to be made to the Richmond Food Pantry 7 Spruce St., Richmond or the Richmond Golden Oldies 314 Front St., Richmond.

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

BodgeDresden-Wayne L. Bodge, 71, of the Indian Rd., passed at home in the early morning hours on Thursday, December 1, 2016 with his wife at his side after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on September 10, 1945 the son of Harold and Edna Hatch Bodge Lilly.

         Wayne was born, raised and lived in Dresden all his life. He attended Bridge Academy, graduating
         at age 16, as valedictorian of his class of 1962.  Following graduation, he acquired a teaching
         degree from Gorham Sta
te Teachers College, and then was drafted into the Army, where he earned "5"
         medal
s while serving his country in Vietnam.

                     

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Starr Hardy

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LISBON FALLS - Starr Hardy, 76, of Lisbon Falls passed away on November 27th, 2016 blanketed in deep love and light with her family at home. She possessed a profound, fierce love for her family. Never one to divert from the needs of others, she held each and every one of her family members close to her heart.  She was born December 17th, 1939 in Merrill, Maine to Linwood and Mabel Scott Russell.  She was blessed with four magnificent children; Judy, Linda, Jamie and Michael.

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Dorothy Ellis

Dot EllisDorothy Eliza Ellis
14 July 1924 - 14 November 2016Dorothy was born in Portland, Maine to Thomas & Dorothy Stretton.
Dot married the love of her life, Donald Ellis, October 15th, 1946.  They shared 67 happy years of marriage.Dot served the church in many capacities over the years, holding may offices in addition to 4 yrs. Mission office, 2 yrs. District President for the UMW, and 2 yrs. Conference Lay Members.In 2004, Dot & Don moved to Oklahoma and quickly became a part of their new community.  Dot was a member of The Singing Seniors Choir, UMW,  and Seniors on the Go at the Methodist Church, along with volunteering at the Election Board in the City of Moore.
Dot remained active till the age of 91 before she reluctantly had to slow down.Dot always enjoyed her work within her community and church however, first and foremost in her heart, were family and friends.Dot was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Alfred and Thomas Stretton, her husband Donald and son Stephen.
Dot leaves behind daughters, Marcia Lechner and husband Edward, Karen Wood and husband Melvin, sister-in-law Donna Grenier and husband Hank, 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild several nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 26th at 1pm at the funeral home.

Dot wished, in lieu of flowers, donations be given to:
Dresden - Richmond United Methodist Church
Pleasant Street
Richmond, Maine  04357

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Joseph Atkinson

Dresden-Joseph Atkinson, beloved father, devoted husband, passed away at home on November 9, 2016 with his wife by his side.  Born in Worcester, son of Muriel and Joseph Atkinson, Joe was educated in the Orono school system and graduated from the University of Maine with an engineering degree in 1971.  He married his childhood sweetheart, Deborah (Fletcher), on a snowy day during the University of Maine winter break in 1971.

            After college, Joe worked for General Electric as a construction supervisor, then began working at Central Maine Power as a purchasing manager.  Following that, Joe worked at Maine Yankee as a purchasing manager. 

          Dad2 3A man who did not shy away from hard work, Joe always had a project going, working on a car, harvesting his own firewood, or creating wonders with wood.   One of his favorite projects was adding a two-story addition on his house; designing it, sawing the logs with his wife and two sons, fitting the logs, laying the slate floor, all through to completion.  He was a master woodworker, and we are very fortunate to see his craftsmanship all around us.

            Joe was always willing to lend a hand and was incredibly active with the Masons.   He was both a York Rite and a Scottish Ride Mason, of the 33º.    He coordinated the delivery of Thanksgiving meals, planned Family Life Night, and also lead the essay about the value of family. 

            A life-long member of the NRA, Joe was an avid hunter and outdoors-man, taking one of the dogs and a stack of pancakes out with him in the early dawn.  Joe was also a wonderful, enthusiastic storyteller.  He will be greatly missed. 

          

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Robert E. Sidelinger Sr.

SidelingerRichmond-Robert E. Sidelinger Sr., 93, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at his home.

He was born on October 25, 1923 in Richmond, the son of James and Merle Sidelinger.

Upon graduating from high school Bob proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. serving during WWII and Korea.  Bob later went on to work for the United States Postal Service retiring in 1978 after 32 years of service.

Bob enjoyed wood working, reading, and being a handyman around town.  He was a member of the Richmond Fire Department, selectman and cherished contributor to the Richmond Players, "Bob the builder".

He was predeceased by his parents, brother James Norris Sidelinger jr., and sister Yvonne Chetley. Bob is survived by his wife of 68 years Claire Sidelinger, sons Robert Sidelinger Jr. And wife Beryl of Richmond, Bruce Sidelinger and wife Jennifer of Florida, sister Janet Beairsto of Florida, 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will take place on Friday, November 18th from 1 to 3pm at the funeral home.

In Bob's memory donations may be made to the Isaac F. Umberhine Library 86 Main St Richmond, Me 04357.

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

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Christopher A. Small

smallChristopher Anthony Small passed away unexpectedly Friday, November 4, 2016. He was born July 23, 1988 in Aurora Colorado to Cathy Ann Spaulding Small and Mark Matthew Small. Christopher attended Bath Schools and graduated Morse High School in 2008. He was an exceptional athlete participating in baseball, basketball and lacrosse.

In 2008 Christopher joined the Air Force spending 15 months with the 65th Security Forces Squadron at Lajes Air Field, Portugal. After returning stateside he spent the remainder of his military career with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. In 2011 Christopher deployed to Ali Al Salem Air base in Kuwait where he spent 6 months providing security details. March 2014, Christopher was honorably separated from the military earning the AF Good Conduct Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, AF Overseas Short Tour Ribbon, AF Longevity Service, and AF Training Ribbon.

Christopher loved the outdoors spending most of his time fishing and exploring new places. He dearly loved his family and spending time outdoors with them hiking, fishing and skiing. He was dedicated to honoring the memory of his younger brother, Alexander Small, spending many hours gardening in Alex’s memorial garden and traveling the country finding new beautiful places Alex would have loved to see.

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John "Jack" Francis Baker

FullSizeRenderRichmond-John “Jack” Francis Baker, formerly of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, passed away on November 9th at his home in Richmond, Maine. He was 85 years old. 
Jack is survived by his wife, Kathleen Baker; his son John Jeffrey Baker and his wife Virginia, of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey; and his three daughters, Kim Papalia and her husband Anthony, of Brielle, New Jersey; Holly Gross and her husband Peter, of Brunswick, Maine; and Alisa Coffin and her husband Wesley, of Bailey Island, Maine. Jack was predeceased by his first wife Virginia Hartman Baker. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren. 
Jack was the son of a fisherman and started working with his dad on fishing boats when he was 14 years old. As a young man, he would fish during the day and at night serve his catch at the four tables on the side of the family home on Channel Drive in Point Pleasant Beach. After a stint in the Army as a cook, that early familiarity with seafood ultimately led to his first restaurant “The Lobster Shanty” and he spent most of his life in the restaurant business. 
Jack never lost his love of the water and boating and was often accompanied by his beloved dogs. He was a fervent fan of the New York Giants and later, the New England Patriots. He enjoyed telling stories, and he loved to laugh. He will be missed. 
A memorial service will be held at the Pable Evertz Funeral Home, 901 Beaver Dam Road, Point Pleasant, New Jersey at 12 noon on Saturday, November 19th, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at 74 Gray Rd., Falmouth, Maine 04105 
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

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Beverly Ann Van Buren

Beverly Ann “Bev” Van Buren has gone to join her Father who art in Heaven. She passed away suddenly in her home before bed on Nov. 1, 2016.

She was born on November 5, 1950 to Marjory (Chase) and Edward Newton. She had 7 siblings: Kathy, Geri, Dottie( deceased), Charles, Virginia, Peggy, and Danny. Bev is survived by her son, Doug Alley and her daughter Peggy Sirois as well as stepchildren, whom she loved as her own, Kathy, Brenda, Susie, and Harry and their children. She had 4 grandsons, William, Arnold, Artemas and Archer. She is predeceased by her son David and daughter Angela. She was married to Ralph Alley and Harry Van Buren and shared much of her life with her love, Kempy Cressey. She is loved by her nieces and nephews who cherish their wonderful memories of her. Bev has a large and loving extended family as well.

Bev worked for the Bath School department for many years where she touched many lives. She was a talented writer and poet who loved to read to and entertain children. Beverly was kind, witty, and generous, but she suffered many challenges due to her mental and physical illness. Bev suffered a great deal of loss in her life. As a result, she pushed many people away throughout her life in an effort to deal with loss on her terms. If she pushed you away and you felt guilty, please don’t. It just means that she loved you.

Please join us to celebrate Bev’s life on her birthday, Saturday November 5th from noon to 3 pm at Knights of Columbus on Middle St. in Bath. We are having a potluck party, where we will rejoice in our memories of her life.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the family fund at https://www.gofundme.com /memorial-fund-for-beverlyvanburen.

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Susann Uhle

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Bowdoinham-Susann E. Uhle, 70, of the White Rd., died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at a local hospital.

She was born on December 12, 1945 in Lewiston the daughter of Malcolm and Valda Gray.

Suzy was a longtime dispatcher and Ladies auxiliary member for the Bowdoinham Fire Department.

She enjoyed snowmobiling, watching stock car racing and cooking for family and friends.

Suzy worked at the Dolphin Marine in Harpswell for many years and Crickets Restaurant in Freeport.

She was predeceased by her parents.  Suzy is survived by her husband of 49 years Sonny Uhle of Bowdoinham, daughters Robin Uhle/Rapp of Idaho, Kim Uhle/Mitchell of Daytona Beach Florida, 2 grandchildren Damien, Josh, 5 great grandchildren Christina, Jasmine, Daisha, Xzavior and Maximus.

a celebration of life will take place on Saturday, November 5th at from 1 to 4pm at the Bowdoinham Fire Department 57 Post Rd in Bowdoinham.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bowdoinham Fire department Association 57 Post Rd. Bowdoinham, Me 04008.

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

Richmond-Edward S. Crosby, 89, of Center St., died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at his home with his family and friends by his side.He was born on October 1, 1927 in Albion the son of Rethel and Orpha Barton Crosby.Ed loved the outdoors, he was an Avid hunter and fisherman and a teacher of both, to his son, daughter, grandsons and great grandsons.Ed was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Richmond Sportsman's, a member of the Bowdoinham Masonic Lodge and a Shriner, receiving outstanding Shriners award in 2013.  He was a honored Richmond Citizen of the year 2004.  Of all the organizations and things he did, he mostly enjoyed being a husband, dad, Grampy and great Grampy.He is survived by his wife of 65 years Phyllis, son Ed Jr., daughter Diane, grandson's Ed III, Ryan and wife Marsha, two great grandson's Shane and Lucas and sister Betty Collar.The family would like to express a special thanks to Odis and Barbara Cottrell (our Angels), Dr. Linda Hermans, the staff at Togus Springs and Patti Mason of Gardiner Health Reach Hospice.Memorial visitation will take place on Thursday, November 3rd at 10am with a funeral service to start at 11am at the funeral home.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the the: Shriners Burn Center 51 Blossom St. Boston, Ma 02114 or Togus Spring Hospice building 207 810 Eastern Ave  Augusta, Me 04330.Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

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Rachel G. Mateyko

MateykoBowdoinham-Rachel G. Mateyko, 86, of the River Rd., died on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at her home with her family by her side.She was born on the Santa Rosa Ranch, Texas, which was owned by her grandfather.  Rachel was born on May 24, 1930 the daughter of Santiago and Hortencia Gonzales.Rachel's passion was education and most recently enjoyed substitute teaching for SAD 75.She was an ardent Cowboys fan, dedicated military spouse, volunteering at Post 132 American Legion for 16 years.  Rachel received the Armed Forces Mother of the year award in 1973.  She was a very supportive mother, always involved in her children's activities.Rachel was predeceased by her parents, husband Charles (Teyko) Mateyko, and 5 siblings.  She is survived by daughters Rachelle Tome and husband Dennis of Bowdoinham, Dolores Jane Mateyko of Oklahoma, Julianna Dullum and husband Michael of Florida, sons George Mateyko and wife Donna of Georgia, Carlos James Henry Mateyko of Bowdoinham, Joseph Michael Mateyko of Indiana, sister Ofira Grace (FIFi) Gonzales Merkle of N.C., 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and many, nieces, nephews and cousins.A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, November 10th at 11am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Richmond.  Per her request a private burial will follow at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta, Me.In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to: St. Ambrose Catholic Church c/o All Saints Parish 132 McKeen St. Brunswick, Me 04011 or Richmond American Legion Carding Machine Rd. Richmond, Me 04357.

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Eugene R. Ridley Jr.

Eugene Ridley picOXFORD – Eugene R. Ridley Jr., 95, died on October 13, 2016 at Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Norway. 

He was born June 24, 1921 in Poland, the son of Eugene R. Ridley and Ruby Everett Davis.  He attended schools in Mechanic Falls and Oxford. 

On Aug. 28, 1942, he married Elizabeth Madiline Twitchell.  He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Afterward, he worked as a carpenter and for Robinson Mfg. woolen mill in Oxford. 

He was a member of the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars and the Oxford Advent Christian Church.  His hobbies included wood carving, gardening and playing guitar. 

He is survived by his brother, Malcolm Ridley of Nobleboro, and 33 nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife; one brother, Chester Ridley; and three sisters, Beulah Kimball, Hertha Kimball, and Glenice Tarbox. 

At his request, there will be no funeral service.  Burial will be at the family lot at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St. Auburn.  

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Carolee Stimpson Van Valkenburgh

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CAROLEE MAINES STIMPSON VAN VALKENBURGH

Carolee Van Valkenburgh, 73, of Richmond and Tenants Harbor, Maine, died peacefully at home on October 15, 2016 with her husband and children by her side.

Despite her fight with cancer, which she battled for almost 3 years, her irresistible smile and loving personality never stopped. Those who knew her drew their own strength from her as she tried to make life more bearable for everyone else.


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Richard Ashcroft

Richard L. Ashcroft

1938-2016

Richmond-Richard “Dick” L. Ashcroft, 78, passed away peacefully October 9, 2016 with his family by his side.

He was born in Boothbay Harbor August 16, 1938.  Dick moved to Readfield when he was two and
graduated from Winthrop High School in 1956.  After high school he got his FCC radio telephone
license.

Dick worked in Winthrop for Inmont Corporation and in 1977 he went to work for Kinney Office System
in Augusta and Bangor where he retired in 2005.

Dick liked working with wood, he built three houses, love to take pictures, camping and did a lot of
traveling after retiring with his wife Janice. They went to several states and Canada. He especially
liked PEI.

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Joan E. LaBar

DRESDEN - Joan Etta (McEathron) LaBar, 74, of Dresden, ME, passed away on September 29, 2016  from complications of  pneumonia. She was born in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, the minutes-older sibling of her twin brother, Gene.  

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Allan C. Frizzle

Allan Frizzle picallan frizzle pic 2BOWDOINHAM – Allan C. Frizzle Jr, 80, of Bowdoinham passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.  He was born on January 28, 1936 in Waterboro, Maine, the son of Allan C. and Olive E. (Thompson) Frizzle. 

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Valerie A. Toth

BOWDOIN - Valerie A. Toth, 56, of Bowdoin passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at her home in Bowdoin.  Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.

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Albert F. Conary

Albert Conary

GARDINER - Albert F. Conary, 81, of Gardiner died on Saturday, September 24, 2016 in Augusta.   He was born on April 7, 1935 in Deer Isle, Maine, the son of Earl and Ruth (Saunders) Conary. 

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Charles Rittall Sr.

RittallDresden-Charles W. Rittall Sr., 90, of the Middle Rd. Died on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

He was born in Dresden on March 4, 1926 the son of William and Gladys Rittall.

Charles worked at Eaton Shoe in Richmond for over 20 years.  He later worked at BIW in the tin shop for over 20 years as well.  

He enjoyed working in his workshop, going to Molly's basketball games, reading, watching the show Survivor, growing tomatoes, squash and cukes.  

Charles was very proud of his families boat building heritage and at 69 years old attended the Carpenters Boat Shop in Bristol.

Charles was predeceased by his parents, sister Barbara Millett, son in law Dwight Cook and Grandson Michael Joseph.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years Mildred Rittall of Dresden, daughters Estelle Cook of Dresden, Stephanie Haskell of Dresden, Cheryl Martin-Begin and husband Doug of Richmond, son Charles Rittall Jr., of Farmingdale, sister Madeline Tozier of Monmouth, grandchildren Frank Anderson and his wife Brandie of Ellsworth, Shanna McNeil and husband Eric of Dresden, Duane Martin of Utah, Molly Haskell of Arizona, great grandchildren Abigail, Spencer, Avery, Braxton, John and Marcus.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday September 29th from 1 to 2pm at the funeral home with a funeral service to follow at 2pm.  Burial will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.

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


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Pearle A. Temple

TempleBowdoinham-After suffering a stroke last year, Pearle Temple never complained, maintaining a brave and cheerful outlook, even after several falls and other illnesses, hospitalizations and pain. She passed on September 14th 2016.

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Olive E. Frizzle

BOWDOINHAM – Olive E. Frizzle, 101, of Bowdoinham died on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Brunswick, Maine.  She was born on January 25, 1915 in Waterboro, Maine, the daughter of Leon and Mildred (Parker) Thompson.  She was a graduate of Waterboro High School where she was a star basketball player.  She was the Championship Foul Shooter for York County.      

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Bradley V. Stinson

Richmond-Bradley Vance Stinson, 77, died peacefully at his home on 8-25-16.

Born April 20, 1939 in Richmond to Ray and Emma (Groves) Stinson, he graduated from Richmond High in 1959.

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William A. Shea Jr

william sheaRANDOLPH – William (Bill) A. Shea, Jr. of Randolph, Maine died August 20, 2016. 

He was born on April 14, 1926 the son of Margaret (Dowling) and William A. Shea, Sr.  He attended Gardiner High School and the Kennebec School of Commerce. 

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Karen Sue Seigars

seigarsKaren Sue Seigars, 55, of Richmond, Maine passed away the morning of Saturday, August 20, 2016 after a brave fight with cancer surrounded by her loved ones.

Born Karen Sue Hook in Dallas, Texas on January 16, 1961 to the late Leonard B. Hook and Geraldine Hook of Bath, Karen graduated from Morse High School in Bath in 1979.  In 2015 she earned her degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire College. 

Karen worked as a barber at BNAS Exchange for 14 years before opening River View Barber Shop in Richmond, Maine.  The “town” barber was never at a loss for words or a good joke to all of her customers with a smile on her face.

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Richard L. Williams

BOWDOIN - Richard L. Williams passed on August 15, 2016 at his home.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. at New Meadows Cemetery in Brunswick.  

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Emily E. Allen

Emily Allen picPITTSTON - Emily Drake Allen, 81, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Thursday, August 4, 2016.  She was born Jan 19, 1935 in Canton, Maine, the daughter of Henry Drake Sr. and Ruby (Chamberlin) Drake. She graduated from Livermore Falls High School class of 1954.

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Alan B. Dodge

Alan B. DodgeRICHMOND – Alan B. Dodge, 74, of Richmond, passed away Friday evening July 29, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Togus with his loving wife and family by his side.  He was born October 13, 1941 in Bath, ME the son of the late Elmer and Ruth (Gallagher) Dodge.  He grew up in Bowdoinham, ME and attended local schools there.  He was a graduate of Brunswick High School, class of 1959.  After high school he attended Nasson College in Springvale, ME where he received his BA in English.  In 1963 he enlisted in the Army and was an Officers Record Clerk.   He received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. 

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Gary T. Murphy Sr

Gary Murphy pic1RICHMOND - on Friday July 22, 2016, Gary T Murphy Sr. died unexpectedly at his home. Born the oldest of nine on June 13, 1942, in Gardiner, Maine, the son of Lucienne and Thomas Murphy. Gary attended Gardiner area schools until entering the US Army in May 1960. After completing basic training he returned home to marry his long time sweetheart Janis L. Pinkham... A marriage that held true until his death 56 years later.
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David Williams

Bowdoin-David L. Williams, died on June 23, 2016.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9am at Maine Veterans Cemetery Civic Center Dr. Augusta Maine

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Ronald Dyer

Richmond-Ronald L. Dyer, 72, died on Thursday June 16, 2016 at the VA, Togus after a very brief illness.

He was born on July 27, 1943 in Augusta the son of Herbert and Mava Dyer. He attended Erskine Academy and served in the Air National Guard for a number of years.

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Frederic Browne

FREDERIC WILLIAM BROWNE

May 19, 1937 – June 10, 2016

Richmond-Fred was born in Boston, MA and grew up in the Boston area. He worked for many years in Boston as a Vice President at Vose-Swain Printing Co. After retirement Fred moved to Maine and engaged in many entrepreneurial adventures. Several years ago he found his niche as a substitute teacher at the Richmond Junior and Senior High School. Fred listened to and respected each and every one of the students and In return the students held “Mr. Browne” in high esteem.

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Harry Stanton

StantonFlorida-Harry S. Stanton, 76, of New Gloucester, Maine passed away on May 31, 2016.

He was born on June 28, 1939 in N.Y. the son of John and Margaret (Collins) Stanton.

 

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Ronald E. Cobb

Ronald Eugene Cobb

June 4, 1953 - May 30, 2016

"And when he goes to heaven
To Saint Peter he will tell:

Another Marine reporting, sir;
I've served
my time in hell!”

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John C. Vear

vear john 2RICHMOND.   John Charles Vear, 59, died comfortably on May 19, 2016 at his home in the arms of his loving wife.  After valiant recoveries from two separate brain hemorrhages in 2013 and 2015, he eventually succumbed to a previously undiagnosed, inoperable brain tumor.

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Thelma McWey

McWeyBrunswick-Thelma Elizabeth (Keirstead) McWey age 89 died unexpectedly May 6th 2016 at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. She was born in Presque Isle April 25th 1927, the daughter of H. Earl and Myrtle Eva (Beales) Keirstead.

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Horace "Win" Moody

Horace “Win” Moody

Dresden – Win Moody passed away peacefully on his 86th birthday May 6, 2016 at MaineGeneral Nursing and Rehabilitation at Glenridge in Augusta, Maine after a long illness surrounded by his family. The family would like to thank each and every one that was involved in Win’s care over the past five years at Glenridge and MaineGeneral Hospice.

Win was born on May 6, 1930 in Pittston, Maine the son of Walter E. Moody Sr. and Estella (Hunt) Moody. He attended Bridge Academy in Dresden.

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Gregory Tourtelotte

TourtelottePITTSTON - Gregory Thomas Tourtelotte, 63, of Pittston, died on April 26, 2016, at 12:45 a.m. in Augusta. He was born on March 4, 1953, son of Chester Leroy Tourtelotte and Laura Vema Tourtelotte. Greg passed peacefully surrounded by his family and lots of love.
Greg was retired from the Department of Transportation for the State of Maine. He also held jobs at Togus, Camp Keyes, the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, and was a welder at Bath Iron Works. In high school, Greg played football and track. He graduated from Gardiner Area High School, class of 1972, and then went on to serve in the Navy. As a child, Greg was proud to be a paper boy in the town of Randolph.

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James E. Schillinger

James E SchillingerRichmond-James Ernest Schillinger passed away on April 28, 2016. He was born June 19, 1941 to Ernest James and Frieda Winschuh Schillinger in Paterson, New Jersey. Jim endured his lengthy illness, Corticobasal Degeneration, with grace, dignity and humor and passed away at home amid his family, friends, and beloved dogs.

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Martha J Murray

Bath-Martha Jane Murray, 84, passed away March 25, 2016 in Freeport Maine

She was born on July 10, 1931 in Boothbay Harbor daughter of Lewis and Dorothy Stone.

Martha was a member of the Bath City council for two terms and life member of Grace Episcopal Church of Bath.

She was a den mother for the Brownies and Girl Scouts, a member of the PTA at Mitchell School and a member of the Emblem Club at the Bath Elks and volunteering for the Bath food bank, always volunteered for any benefit.

Martha loved gardening, reading, knitting and bowling with friends.

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Yvonne Mickles

YvonneYvonne Mickles of Topsham, Maine passed away on Sunday, March 20th at the age of 46.  She is survived by her parents, Terry and Jeff Pelton, her four children: Crystal, Cortney, Jack, and Andrea, their father, John Mickles, two grandchildren, and her partner, Erik Schineller.

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Larry "Bunn" Carr

CarrBowdoinham-Larry  "Bunn" W. Carr, 75, of the River Rd., passed away at his home on March 14, 2016, with his wife Charlene by his side.  He was gently cradled into the arms of our Lord and taken to Heaven.
He was born on Sept. 12, 1940 in Richmond the son of Wallace and Frances Carr.
"His mother once told me he was born feet first ready to go and so he did".  Bunn was a duck hunting guide throughout his younger years on Merrymeeting Bay.  He was a hunter, fisherman, Master Maine Guide, Marine worm digger, construction equipment operator, carpenter, furniture maker and builder.  He was also known as "Mr. Hannaford" having worked at the Brunswick Hannaford for many years
Bunn's world was as big as the outdoors, and though he had no children of his own, his family was as large as everyone he touched with his mentoring, guiding, story telling, unique personality and his smile. 
In 2006, with his heart full of love and skilled hands, he built an enchanting yellow cottage as the home of our country furnishings shop. 
He was a gentle loving husband, whom I feel extremely blessed to have shared my life with.
At his request there will be no memorial services.  Now his spirit can forever rest in his favorite place where he duck hunted and fished for over 60 years.
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Clinton Hilliker

Clinton Roscoe Hilliker was born on April 16, 1917 in Lynn Massachusetts, the son of Roscoe William and Alice Hampson Hilliker. He graduated from English High School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Brian Carter

30p1 previewRICHMOND — Brian M. Carter died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. He was born May 27, 1959 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He was the son of Robert D. Carter and Carolyn F. (Rice) Brewer. He attended school in New York and graduated from Central Maine Community College, with an Associate in Applied Science.

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Kim Billings

Bowdoinham-Kim Florence Billings-Searles, 53, passed away at home March 10, 2016 from complications of ALS.

She was born on May 20, 1962 the daughter of Patricia and Richard Billings. She grew up in Bowdoinham Maine on the Millay Rd and that would be her home until her last days and where her ashes will be placed.

She graduated from Mt. Ararat high school and attended the University of Maine in Augusta.

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Edward Gallant

gallantWOOLWICH — Edward Henry Gallant, 95 years old, born October 9, 1920 died March 3, 2016.

A World War II veteran served as a Marine in the South Pacific. Retired from BIW after 50 years. Long time Morgan horse enthusiast.

Married to Marguerite (Rissy) Gallant for 58 years. Survived by son Michael E. Gallant, grandson James M. Gallant, granddaughter Lindsey L. Gallant and great grandson Oscar J. Gallant.

He will be missed by all that knew him. May he rest in peace!

 

 

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Olon Chip Burns III

Olon BurnsLitchfield-Olon (Chip) Burns III, 47, of Litchfield, died on March 5, 2016 at his home.

Chip was born on February 10, 1969 in Skowhegan, Maine to Olon Burns Jr. and Linda Collins

Chip was a family man, he enjoyed camping and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed family gatherings, if there was a baby or child nearby, you could be sure he or she would be attached to him in some way.

Chip was an avid reader and enjoyed painting, drawing and sketching.

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Donald E. Moody

Donald Moody, 49, departed peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Horizons Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick surrounded by his loving family. Donald’s soul has been freed from his earthly confines that he endured his entire life.

Donald was born November 9, 1966 in Dresden, son of Horace “Win” and Hazel (Robbins) Moody and youngest brother to Pudge and Danny. Donald was a very special member of their family and loved by all. Donald’s enjoyment of life came from the many sounds that surrounded him. He will be remembered for his rolling laugh.

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Nancy T. Roy

Nancy RoyRICHMOND – Nancy Tobey Roy, age 80, of Richmond, Maine, died unexpectedly at home on February 29, 2016. She was born November 16, 1935 in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of Richard James Tobey and Winnifred Washburn Tobey.

She graduated from Hallowell High School as Valedictorian of the class of 1954 and from Bates College in Lewiston in 1958, majoring in languages. She completed graduate studies in French and Spanish at the University of Maine, Orono.

Mrs. Roy was employed as a language teacher at Kents Hill High School and Hall-Dale High School for 30 years.

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Angelia B. Despres

Angelia DespresBOWDOINHAM – Angelia B. Despres, 82, of Bowdoinham passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 23, 2016 in Augusta. She was born on April 2, 1933 in Richmond, Maine the daughter of William S. and Emily (Larlee) Nichols.

She was married to Joseph L. Despres. She worked as a cook at a nursing home.

Angelia was predeceased by her parents, William and Emily Nichols; her husband, Joseph L. Despres; sisters, Laura Reynolds, Ruby Zakowski, and Iris Dube; and a brother, Donald Nichols.

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Mary A. Leighton

Mary Leighton1DRESDEN – Mary A. (Oursler) Leighton, 86, of Dresden, Maine, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving husband of 53 years and her two sons and daughter-in-law by her side. She was born on March 22, 1929 in Oakland, Maryland, the daughter of Marshall and Florence (Poe) Oursler.

Mary lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland for many years before moving to Maine. She was a fun-loving, spirited woman who loved entertaining and cooking for friends and family, gardening and being active in her church. She was predeceased by her parents, Marshall and Florence Oursler; a sister, Elizabeth Hoover; a daughter, Shelia Hemmig; a grandson, Ian Howard; and a great grandson, Austin Hendricks.

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Faye W. Smith

Faye SmithWISCASSET – Faye W. Smith, 69, of Wiscasset died on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at her home.  She was born on November 5, 1946 in Saco, Maine the daughter of Bernard A. and Lucille L. (Woodward) Backman.

Faye loved the outdoors, and feeding the birds.  Some of her favorite things to do were fishing, and camping at Cathedral Pines in Eustis and Townline on Damariscotta Lake with her husband, Donald, and family.  She also loved reading books, especially historical romances, and being with her grandkids.  Faye also had a special spot in her heart for her dogs: Sam, Shadow and Bella.   They brought great joy to Faye and Don. 

She worked at Shaws in Brunswick and Bath for 15 years serving in many capacities.   She then went on to work for Gardiner Savings Bank in Wiscasset for many years.

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Pauline A. Bodge

Pauline BodgeW. GARDINER – Pauline A. Bodge, 82, of West Gardiner and longtime resident of Richmond, passed away on Sunday February 14, 2016, with her family by her side.  She was born on March 12, 1933 in Campton, NH the daughter of Hiram and Arlene (Wilson) Smith. 

Pauline spent most of her life in Richmond and attended Richmond schools.  On November 10, 1954 she married Robert Bodge Sr and together they settled in Richmond where they raised their six children. 

Pauline was a member of the Richmond Senior Citizen Group, as well as the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church. 

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Emile A. Patenaude

Emile Patenaude

LITCHFIELD- Emile A.Patenaude, age 69 of Litchfield , died unexpectedly at his home on February 9th, 2016.

He was born in Lewiston September 1st, 1946. He was educated in Lisbon Maine. He played every sport and excelled in all. He later joined the Marine Corps on May 31st of 1966, did one and a half tours of Vietnam, was wounded and received a Purple Heart for his patronage. Emile worked many years at Bath Iron works. He greatly enjoyed spending time outdoors. Emile loved playing the guitar, playing pool, archery, hunting, fishing, and flea marketing. A man of good character, with a light-hearted nature, he enjoyed laughing and creating memories with family and took great pride in his grandchildren, often times taking them hunting and fishing. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Carol Patenaude; children, Brian and wife Tonia, John, Kristen and husband Richard, and Karen; sister, Rita; and many grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother Ida and father Alphie, and his brother Alphie.

A time of visitation will take place on Saturday, February 13th from 4pm to 6pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street in Richmond.  

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Gary W. Fogg

Gary FoggFREEPORT – Gary Wayne Fogg, 73, of Freeport died on January 27, 2016 at Freeport Nursing Home. 

He was born on April 16, 1942 in Bath, the son of Amanda Phoebe and Raymond Cecil Fogg.  Gary attended Wiscasset High School.  He grew up in Alna.

Later he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1963.  After his discharge from the Air Force he went on to work at Healthtex and dug worms. 

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Roger L. Gotlibson

Roger Gotlibson

Roger L. Gotlibson, 79 of Woolwich, ME died suddenly on January 23rd at Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on November 13, 1936 in Colfax, Wisconsin.

A member of the Coastal Carvers and Harpswell Carvers as well as a past member of the Maine Woodcarvers Association. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the American Legion.

Roger enjoyed his animals, especially his beloved mini horse, Dodger. Spending time outdoors was his passion. Canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. He loved to be at his camp and loved woodcarving. He was a tinker of all trades. But most of all Roger loved being with his family and spending time with friends.

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Jown W. Miodini

Richmond-John W. Miodini, 70, of the Ferry Rd. Passed away on January 19, 2016 at his home. He was born in Astoria, N.Y. on August 20, 1945 the son of Louis and Lillian Miodini. John attended schools in the Bronx Area and graduated school at Theodore Roosevelt H.S. In the Bronx, N.Y. In 1963. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. John moved to Maine in 1972 and worked for Holtman Brothers and then on to BIW for 26 years working in the tin shop, until illness forced his retirement. John was a member of the Richmond American Legion post 132. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish especially in Northern Maine. John enjoyed cooking , reading and fishing at Nesowadnehunk Lake in Baxter State Park. John was seldom seen without a dog. He had a great love and compassion for his dogs. He was predeceased by his two wives Kathleen and Teresa Miodini. John is survived by his dear friends Geoff and Ruth Ragsdale of Richmond and Sereno and Cyndie Brown of Boothbay. At John's request there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

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Vala T. Kotow

Vala KotowBOWDOINHAM – Vala T. Kotow, 51, of Bowdoinham died on Friday January 8, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 11, 1964 in Gardiner, Maine, the daughter of Nicholas and Vera Kotow, sister of Eva Pickett, brothers Russell and Nicholas Jr. Kotow, an aunt to Alex Jr. and Steven Griatzky, Toby Cross, and Jonathan and Katie Kotow.

After graduation from Mt. Ararat High School she attended the University of Maine at Orono and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with High Distinction in 1988. She worked at Bath Iron Works doing drafting and electrical design.

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Betty C. Moore

Betty Moore

RICHMOND – Betty C. Moore, 73, of Richmond passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 6th, 2016 at Hospice House in Auburn after a short battle with cancer.

She was born on August 22, 1942 in Eastport, Maine, the daughter of Lewis and Millicent McPhail.

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