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2017 Obituaries

Gloria M. Coulombe

GloriaMelbourne, Florida-Gloria Mildred Moeller Coulombe, 85, year’s young of Richmond, Maine died on December 30, 2017. 

Born on November 27, 1932 in Bowdoinham the daughter of Melvin and Bertha Curtis.

Gloria was a member of the Richmond/Dresden Methodist Church, past President Augusta Emblem Club, and Eagles Club.

She enjoyed bowling, camping at The Birches, spending winters in Florida with her daughters, eating out, spending time with family and friends.

Through the years Gloria was employed at Etonic Shoe Shop in Richmond and Bath Iron Works, Bath.

She was predeceased by her husband Dick Coulombe, Son Gary Moeller, several brothers and sisters.  Gloria is survived by her daughters Terry Thomas and Cyndi Moeller son Allan Moeller and Wife Cindy, 7 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Calling hours will take place on Friday, January 12th from 2 to 3 with a funeral to follow at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in the spring.                    

Memorial donations may be made to the Richmond/Dresden Methodist Church, Richmond Maine 04357.

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

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Rita Rowe

Rita Mae (Goodall) Rowe 

Augusta-Rita M. Rowe, 83, passed away on December 2, 2017 at Glenridge
Nursing Home, Augusta. 

She was born on July 21, 1934 in Waterville the daughter of James and
Margaret Goodall. 

Rita's greatest passion was her deep and devoted love for her family. 

Rita worked in South Gardiner, Westbrook, ME as a nurse, Bristol
Connecticut Hospital in the cleaning department, and then moved back
home to Maine after retirement from Barlow Metal and Stamping in
Bristol, Ct after 36 years.   

Rita was predeceased by her husband Robert G. Rowe, daughter Alice Rowe,
sister Margaret Goodall, brother Robert Goodall, father and mother in
laws Bertell and Evangeline Rowe.  

Rita is survived by her children Kurt Rowe Sr., of Gardiner, Melodie
Zacher and husband Pastor Art Zacher of California, Jean Sanford and
husband Pastor Doug Sanford of Florida, Bertell Rowe and wife Gretchen
Rowe of Connecticut, Peggy Ballard and husband Larry Ballard of Florida,
Robert Rowe and wife Cindy Rowe of Gardiner, sister Mary Follett of
South China, brothers Richard Goodall of Gardiner, James Goodall Jr., of
Richmond, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, sister in-laws
Glynnis Cooper of Augusta, Marlene Niles and husband Jim Niles of
Oklahoma, as well several nieces, nephews and Cousins. 

A chapel service will be held at the Maine Veteran's Memorial Cemetery 
on March 22, 2018 at 1PM. Arrangements are under the care and direction
of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

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Steven Davis

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Bowdoinham - Steven A Davis passed away unexpectedly on December 16, 2017 at his home in Bowdoinham. Steve was born on April 9, 1956 a son of Linwood and Jean (Wilson) Davis. 

Steve worked for many years as a crane operator helping build some of the largest and most recognizable buildings in Maine. 

Steve was an avid outdoorsman who loved fly fishing many of the rivers and ponds or Northern Maine. He had a great passion for hunting and riding his Harley Davidson. 

Steve is survived by his son's; Steven Davis, Jay Davis, Kaleb Davis as well as his grandchildren, Schylur and Lilly Davis and many nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of Steve's life will be held at The Old Goat in Richmond on Saturday, December 30th from 11Am to 1 Pm. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Timothy McManus

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Topsham - Timmy McManus, 59, passed away December 19, 2017.
Born in Vermont the son of Doris and Nate Davis.
He grew up in Freeport/Pownal area.
He loved spending time with his family and wonderful friends.
He loved being on the ocean lobstering, loved fishing, playing horseshoes,  pool, and
a good card game with close friends.
No one had a better upbeat positive attitude then Tim.
 He always did things his way and enjoyed life to the fullest.
He is predeceased by his dad Nate, brother John, and cousin Scott LeClair.
Survived is his mom Doris, sister's Deb & Rick Jones of West Gardiner,
Shirley and Devin Anderson of Manchester, Carolyn and Tim Mayo of Topsham and brother Gordon McManus of Massachusetts.
 Also, his children Corey and Julie Groves and mom Tanya of Lisbon and daughter 
Trish Merrill of Freeport, grandchildren Summer and Braylynn Dostie
along with nieces Danielle LeClair, Heather Jones and nephew Bobby Jones.
The family would like to thank Doctor Moyer and Ebraham for their terrific care.
A private service for family and close friends will be held in the Spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St Jude Children's Hospital,
POB 50, Memphis  TN 38101-9929.

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

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Sharon Newton

Sharon Newton

Augusta-Sharon E. Newton, 75, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep  Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Sharon was born Gardiner on September 17, 1942 the daughter of Walter L. and Marie V. (Flagg) Greenleaf.

She was raised in West Gardiner, attending and graduating from Gardiner High School.

Sharon worked for many years at Kirschner's in Augusta until the doors closed.  She later moved on to Digital working in the shipping and receiving department until her retirement.

She loved singing, sharing her music, entertaining, cooking, outdoors, hiking, kayaking, biking, camping and fishing.  She also loved to travel, taking her grandsons bird hunting and granddaughters hiking through the streams in the Jackman area.  Sharon particularly loved her grandchildren and great grand babies, always asking about them all. Seeing each one grow always put a smile on her face, she was happy and proud of every single one of them. Sharon was a giving person always wanting to make others happy, she would give her shirt off her back to help the next person. Sharon sure did what she wanted and lived her life to the fullest.

Sharon had a deep faith in God, attending Calvary Four Square Church for 20 years.

Sharon is predeceased by her parents, brothers Dana and John, sisters Nancy, Carole and Cheryl.  She is survived by her children Scott Newton and wife Tammy of West Gardiner, Kelly Clark and husband Thomas of Richmond, Thomas Newton and wife Suzanne of West Gardiner, Tammy Hodgkins of Richmond, siblings David and wife Ida Greenleaf of Litchfield, Walter and wife Diane Greenleaf of Vassalboro, Karen and husband Ben Slater of Texas, Sandy Greenleaf Boucher of Florida, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grand babies, several nieces and nephews.

At Sharon's request there will be no services.  A graveside services will take place in the spring.  In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Calvary Four Square Church 109 Old Brunswick Rd. Gardiner, Me 04345

" For wherever two or more are gathered in My name, there I am with them"  Jesus.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04345.

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Herbert Barry Sr.

barryAugusta-Herbert M. Barry Sr., 80, passed away peacefully on Monday December 4, 2017 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

He was born on October 19, 1937 in Augusta the son of Herbert and Wilhelmina (Hastings) Barry.  After leaving Lee Academy Herbert served his country in the United States Navy.  He later joined Local 716 as a welder and pipe fitter, working around the country.

Herb was a member of Village Lodge #26 of Bowdoinham, American Legion Post 132 of Richmond and the First Baptist Church of Gardiner.

He enjoyed racing his car, Nascar and snowmobiling with his family.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  Herb liked teaching his children and nephews about guns, how to hunt, fish, gardening, spending time with his dogs and riding his Harley Davidson "Bertha".  Herbert didn't get to see his family all the time, but he was very sentimental and always remembered birthdays and special occasions.  He especially loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Herbert was predeceased by his parents, grandson Herbert W. Barry and mother his children Sonja G. Durgin.  He is survived by his son Herb M. Barry Jr., of Florida, daughter Wendy Lilly and husband Loren Sr., of Richmond, brother William Barry and wife Belinda of Florida, sisters Sandra Sanders and husband Donald of Augusta, Sugar "Dorothy" Trask and husband Clyde of Augusta, grandchildren Rory Barry and wife Chelsea, Nicole Freeman and husband Dan, Loren Lilly Jr., great grandchildren Emma and Rory Barry, and his sweet heart Jane Garceau also known as his Angel.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, December 7th from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home.  A funeral service will take place on Friday, December 8th at noon at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta with military honors.

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

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Sharon L. Hall

SharonDresden-Sharon L. Hall, 76, of Cedar Grove Rd., passed on to Heaven with 
her Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Maine Medical 
Center, Portland.

She was born on March 11, 1941 in Rumford the daughter of Delbert and 
Blanche Fitzherbert.

Sharon was a nurse for 25 years at AMHI., going there shortly after 
graduation from nursing school.  After retirement her life was devoted 
to raising her son Jonathan loving her husband.

Her life was also devoted to her faith and being part of the family of 
God for over 30 years.  She was a member of the Dresden Community Church 
and recently attending Family Christian Fellowship.

She enjoyed camping, gardening, loved to shop and going out with special 
friends.

Sharon was predeceased by her father Delbert Fitzherbert and 
grandparents.  She is survived by her husband Fred Hall of Dresden, son 
Jonathan Hall of Nebraska, stepson Fred C. Hall of Montana, stepdaughter 
Leslie LaWicker of Minot, mother Blanche Fitzherbert of Dresden, cousin 
Harold and Stella Gibbs of Greene.

A memorial service will be held at the Family Christian Fellowship 655 
Augusta Rd., Topsham on Thursday, December 7th at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Family Christian 
Fellowship 655 Augusta Rd. Topsham, Me 04086

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. 
Richmond, M3 04357.
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Victor A. Gagnon

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Richmond-Victor A. Gagnon, 84, of Hatch St., died on November 26, 2017 at VA Medical Center, Togus.

He was born on November 23, 1933 in Richmond the son of Ernest and Eva Gagnon.

Victor proudly served his country during the Korean War.  While in Japan, he was part of the Army Ski Team.

Victor was a member and past trustee of the Gardiner Eagles, Aerie 4330, Past Commander of Richmond Post 132 American Legion, past finance officer of the Kennebec County Legion Scoutmaster troop 610 of Dresden, VFW and Bowdoinham Masonic Lodge.

He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, dancing, ice fishing and camping.

Victor worked Pratt and Whitney, Bath Iron Works and was a self-employed carpenter.

He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Henry, Arthur, Ernie Jr., Norman, sisters Rosanna, Helen, Margaret, Geneva, Lorraine, and son Trent Gagnon.  Victor is survived by sons Edward of Texas, Glenn and wife Jill of Texas and Vic’s longtime partner Charlotte Beasley of Richmond and her children Tina Cadrette, Ken Beasley, Robert Beasley, grandchildren Courtland, David, Adrian, great grandchildren Chloe and Preston.

A funeral service with military honors will take place on Monday, December 4th at 2pm at the Old Maine Veterans Cemetery, Civic Center Dr. Augusta.

In Vic’s memory donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project PO Box 758516 Topeka KS 66675.

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

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David H. Lothridge

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Richmond - On November 18, 2017, David H. Lothridge, 73, decided it was time to take his final nap and watch peacefully over Knights Pond Camp where he, his wife Karen, his Brother Gary and his sister Lauralei Collier would spend much of their time playing cribbage and relaxing.

For most of David's life he operated heavy equipment and loved playing with his "Big Boy Toys!" David got to visit Alaska 3 times in recent years with his son Derek and fell in love with it. He took his grandson Trystin there and was planning on taking his granddaughter Bryannah and grandson Gage as well.

To his entire family David was the one they turned to "fix" everything. He was always ready with a joke or a story and forever was teasing, playing and loving the grandchildren. To his wife he was everything - they were "One" as his brother would say.

David will leave a big void in the lives of the people who knew him. He will be watching over his wife of 47 years, Karen, son Derek and fiancé Tammy Whyte, his beautiful daughter Shannon, who took on his "fix it and I can operate anything" attitude and her husband Ryan Shea and his daughter Tina Laforge and her significant other Mark Andrews. David is also survived by his sister Lauralei Collier and her husband Chad, and his brothers Gary and Stanford Lothridge, grandchildren; Amanda Walsh, Rachel Laforge, Gage Lothridge, Trystin, Bryannah and Kamdyn Shea, 5 great grandchildren and several dearly loved nieces and nephews and close friends Herm Williams and Norm Noggle.

David was predeceased by his parents; Clifford and Laura Lothridge.

At David's request there will be no visitation or services.

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

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Kayla N. Seigars

KaylaBowdoinham-Kayla N. Seigars, 30, of the Post Rd. passed away on

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

She was born on November 1, 1987 in Brunswick the daughter of Andy

Desjardins and Deborah Seigars.

Kayla was a true fighter, she was always admired for her strength and

ambitious attitude, there was no challenge that she would not accept. 

Kayla loved the outdoors, she had an adventurous soul who embraced every

moment of life.  Making memories with family and friends was something

she truly valued.  Among all the things she enjoyed in life she was well

known for her love of fishing, hunting, gatherings with friends and a

passion for anything with a motor. Kayla's life was full of love, she

had a caring nature to help others and would never ask for a thing in

return.  She had an unforgettable laugh and beautiful smile that filled

the hearts of so many.  She was driven with dreams that she shared with

the love of her life Jason, her children who inspired her and completed

every piece of her heart, loving them unconditionally with every breath

that she took.  She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Kayla was predeceased by her mother Deborah Seigars and grandfathers

Raymond Seigars, Leroy Smith and Orel Desjardins. She is survived by her

significant other Jason Sylvester of Richmond, father Andy Desjardins

and step mother Kim of Bowdoinham, her children Harley Holman of Topsham,

Dakota Owen of Bowdoinham, Hunter Sylvester of Richmond, sister Tabatha

Lumbert of Richmond, brothers Darrin, Joshua and Brandon Desjardins all

of Bowdoinham and brother Dustin Barnes of Richmond, grandmothers Sylvia

Seigars and Laverne Smith of Richmond, and Joan Goodenow of Bowdoinham,

several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 27th at 1pm at

Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.  A gathering will follow at Kayla's parents’ home in Bowdoinham.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St.

Richmond, Me 04357.

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Kim Main

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1962 - 2017
CHINA - Kim Starr Main, 54, died on Oct. 26, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
She was born Nov. 29, 1962, the daughter of Barbara Maschino and Everett Main Sr.
Kim's number one priority was always family and keeping the family strong. She was a good friend to all and was very loving and accepting of others. She had a deep faith in God. Kim was an excellent cook and loved cooking for her kids and grandkids (especially the family recipe of spaghetti and meatballs).
Her little Chihuahua mix, Buddy, always brought a smile to her face. She loved all the family pets. Over the years Kim enjoyed playing bingo with her mother, family and friends. Kim was a shining star, sharing her light and love generously with all who crossed her path. She was particularly fond of Toby Keith and his music.
Kim worked as a CRMA for many years. Kim genuinely loved and cared for everyone she worked with. Patients often asked for her specifically to care for them. She also worked in the mental health field. Kim loved her job and taking care of others. She found her work very fulfilling and gratifying. 
Kim was predeceased by her father Everett P. Main Sr. She is survived by her children, Brandy Dickens and finance Stephen Lewis of Belgrade, Alex Soucy and wife Christina Soucy of China, Justin Main and finance Carissa Bergeron of Kennebunkport; her mother, Barbara Maschino, and stepfather Richard Maschino of Pittston; siblings, Everett (Butch) Main, Jr. of Bath, Cindy Lyford of Augusta, Auta Main and wife Marianne Roth of Gardiner, Randall Main and wife Louise Lamarque Main of Pittston, Melody Main and wife Brenda Greczkowski Adler of Hallowell, Kevin Main and wife Judy Wilson Main of Topsham, Tina Dewsnap and husband Arthur (Rusty) Dewsnap, III of Dresden and Kim Abbott and husband David Abbott of Gardiner. Kim is also, survived by seven grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Friday, Nov. 3, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond. Funeral will be Saturday Nov. 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.

The family has designated the American Cancer Society for 
Memorial Contributions

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Lance Lee Libby

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ance Lee Libby, 68, of Bowdoin, Maine, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home on November 8, 2017.
 
Lance is survived by his wife Linda of 34 years, sons Scott, Matt, Jeff, Jared and John, siblings Coleen Corkum, Mark and Cindy Libby, grandchildren Alison Lavoie, Josh Moser, and Josh Libby.  Lance was predeceased by his parents, Mavis and Kenneth Libby, and son, Brett. He will also be missed by great grandchildren, numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends.
 
Lance was a lifelong educator who dedicated 47 years as an elementary school teacher in Bowdoinham and later a substitute in schools across MSAD 75. He absolutely loved working with students and was a supportive, kind and generous educator.
 
Lance was a passionate gardener who would enjoy friendly competition with his sister-in-law on who would be first to harvest the early crops. Lance filled his yard with bluebird houses and bird feeders and took great joy seeing the various birds that would visit throughout the year.
 
Like many Mainers, Lance was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He enjoyed taking trips to visit his son in Maryland to watch the Red Sox play the Baltimore Orioles or just to talk sports with family.
 
After retirement, Lance and Linda used their time subbing in schools to fund camping excursions and trips around the world. Some of his favorite trips were as a chaperone for student trips to Europe, visiting his son in Lithuania, a family trip to China, a cruise around Norway, National Parks across the US and Canada, and spending some cold winter months in Florida. He so enjoyed visiting new places and experiencing the culture, nature, food and exploring new sights.
 
Lance was an avid deer hunter and was hopeful as he spent his last day sitting in his son's deer blind. He spent many years teaching hunter safety to youths in Bowdoinham. He set up trail cameras around the property to keep track of the local deer population throughout the year.
 
Those who knew Lance may remember him as an ambassador for Bowdoinham, a passionate historian, a fierce democrat who loved to talk politics, a champion for Mt. Ararat sports teams, and a devoted and caring family man.
 
He was immensely proud of his family and was an incredible supporter of all his boys. He was a coach for many youth sports teams. He took his role as an educator to an extreme by imparting knowledge of plants, wildlife, home improvements tasks, and other life skills to his children and grandchildren.
 
Lance is known by those closest to him as an incredibly hard worker. Lance would often be seen around the house cutting and splitting wood, gardening, or keeping up with the lawn or pool. Even when he was “relaxing”, Lance would stay busy with puzzles, cross words, and sudoku.
 
A Celebration of Life is planned for Lance to be held at the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham on Saturday, November 25th at 1pm. If able, we encourage you to wear a wacky tie, Patriots or Red Sox gear, or your Hunters’ blaze orange in honor of Lance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund so Lance can continue to give back to students of Mt. Ararat.
 

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

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Walter Mesenzeff

WalterRichmond-Walter Mesenzeff, 78, of Darrah St., died on Friday, November

3, 2017 at the Freeport Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Russia on March 25, 1940 the son of Sergey and Xenia

Mesenzeff.  After immigrating to the United States, his family eventually settled in Dresden Maine.  He attended school and graduated from Bridge Academy in Dresden.

Walter owned and operated Ring’s Hardware and a gas propane business in Richmond for many years where he was also happy to serve as a translator for the Russian community. He was a humble man with a quick wit and great sense of humor.  He enjoyed helping his customers of whom many became lifetime friends.  He most recently worked and retired from K&G Hardware in Richmond.

Walter enjoyed fishing, watching the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics, going for country rides, and spending time with family.

Walter was predeceased by his parents, a sister Valentina Mesenzeff, 4 other siblings and Son-in-law Gary Cummings.  He is survived by his loving companion and fiancee Patricia Johansen of Richmond, daughters Lorica Cummings of Bath, Danita Mailloux and husband Arthur of Richmond, Julie Shields and husband Weldon Jr., of Richmond, Walter's son Jeff Mesenzeff and companion Brandy of Florida, step children Sherman, Stefan, Shawn, Scott, Shelia, brother Victor Mesenzeff and wife Ann of Ohio, 20 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks are extended to the staff at Freeport Nursing Home for their thoughtful and excellent care of Walter.

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00 at Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to “Hospice” in care of Compassus, 23 Spring Street, Suite C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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

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Bryan C. Pratt Sr.

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Bowdoinham – Bryan C. Pratt Sr., 74, of Bowdoinham passed away on November 3, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. For years Bryan worked as a painter for several painting companies. In 1979 he went to work for B.I.W. 

Bryan is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia (Leet) Pratt of Bowdoinham, his daughters; Joanne Caron of Minot, Amanda Jellison and her husband Dana of Brunswick, his sons; Bryan Pratt Jr and his wife Diane of Bowdoin and Robert Pratt and his wife Shannon of Pittston. Bryan is also survived by a brother Dale Pratt and his wife Carol of Poland as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, 3 nephews and a niece.

Bryan was predeceased his parents Charles and Luelle (McPhearson) Pratt and a brother Benjamin Pratt.

At Bryans request a graveside service will be held at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1PM.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357. www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Sylvia M Averell

AverellRichmond-Sylvia May Averell, 74, passed away on November 4, 2017 with close family by her side.

Sylvia was born on September 4th, 1943 to Myron and Gwendolyn Douglass also of Richmond.  Sylvia was Valedictorian of Richmond High School 1961 and went on to be Valedictorian of her nursing class at Central Maine School of Nursing, in Lewiston.  After working as a nurse at Gardiner General Hospital and Togus, she was best known for her 33 year career as Richmond’s school Nurse at the Marcia Buker and High School.  Sylvia was married to Harold her husband of 53 years.

Sylvia enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, traveling, going to her grandchildren’s sporting events, baking, taking photos and most of all spending time with family and her closest friends Charlie and Chickee Tuttle. She is survived by her Loving Husband Harold Averell of Richmond; brother Edwin Douglass and his wife Roberta of Florida, and their children Nancy Hill and Phillip Douglass; several cousins, a great niece and nephew, and many friends; Sylvia and Harold’s three children, Son Mike Averell and wife Lisa of Richmond and their children Kristen, Timothy, Austin Wing, Ashley Wing and Brad Boivin; Daughter Sandy Snedeker and husband Bill of Richmond and their children Brian, Brianna, and Jennifer; Daughter Christy McAllaster and husband Pat, of Brunswick and their children Riley and Tiegan.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday Nov. 8th from 1:30-3:30 at Kincer Funeral home in Richmond with a celebration of Life at 3:30. A gathering in her honor will follow at the Richmond Legion Post 132.  Light refreshments will be provided and bringing a dish to share is encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sylvia Averell Scholarship Fund, c/o RHS Alumni Assoc, P.O. Box 55, Richmond, ME 04357-0055 or to the Isaac F. Umberhine Public 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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Beverly J. Martin

BeverlyPittston- Beverly Jean Martin, 81, of the Mast Rd. passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by family.

She was born on January 27, 1936 in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Frank and Ethel Sanville.


She graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 1954. Beverly worked many years for the National Bank of Gardiner. She also worked as a secretary for Maine Emergency Management in Augusta.

 
Beverly was a longtime member of Queen Esther in Hallowell, Past Worthy Matron of the Olive Branch Chapter #156 Dresden, Red Hat Society of Randolph, Good Sam Club and the East Pittston United Methodist Church.

She was predeceased by her parents, sister Irene Sands and husband Charles and her brother-in-law Arthur McGee. Beverly is survived by her husband of 63 years Ernest Martin, Sr. of East Pittston, her sister Shirley Pinkham and Husband Carlton of Fayette; her sister Barbara McGee of West Gardiner; her daughter Brenda Moody and Husband Horace of East Pittston; her daughter, Debra Martin of Nokomis, Florida; her son Ernest Martin, Jr. and wife Sharon of East Pittston. As well as, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Following retirement Beverly enjoyed wintering with Ernest in Zephyrhills, Florida, camping trips, annual visits to the Fryeburg fair, numerous casino visits between Maine and Florida, watching her beloved Red Sox and most of all watching her family grow. In addition to family, Beverly will be missed by her many friends in Maine and Florida, who meant the world to her.

The family would like to extend very special thank you’s: to Pastor Gayle Holden for her care of Beverly & Ernest. To Dr.Christine Lu-Emerson at Maine Medical Partners for her attention and care of Beverly. To MaineGeneral Hospice for their excellent care of Beverly and support of her family.

At the family’s request there will be a private Committal Service and Queen Esther Memorial Service at a later date.


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

In Beverly’s memory, donations may be made to the East Pittston United Methodist Church, 1083 East Pittston Road, Pittston, Maine 04345. 

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Paul H. Blagdon "Blaggy"

Wiscasset-Paul H. Blagdon “Blaggy”, 58, of Wiscasset, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. 
 
He was born on June 27, 1959 in Damariscotta, the son of Holbrook and Alice Blagdon. 
 
Paul grew up and attended school in Wiscasset. He could often be found with his lifelong friends David, Norm, Randy, and Leo. In high school, Paul met the love of his life, and wife, Bonnie. Together they made a home in Wiscasset where they raised their two sons, Corey and Josh. Paul was very proud of their family and cherished every moment spent with his sons, whether it be hunting, fishing, tubing on the lake, or going for snowmobile adventures. 
 
Paul would always welcome any visitors to his home.  You could expect to see him sitting in his swing; ready to serve whatever he had available.  Even if you had only planned on staying for a minute, you would end up staying for hours of laughs, delicious food, and a good drink. Paul's huge heart, and infectious smile, would draw everybody he met in, making everyone feel like family. 
 
Paul worked in the plumbing and heating industry his whole life.  Many of those years were spent working for Redlon & Johnson and Sondik Supply, alongside his father-in-law, John. Paul loved all of his customers and was always willing to go out of his way for them, answering calls late at night or even out on the boat.  Paul truly appreciated their business and friendship. 
Paul looked forward to his family's annual vacation at Damariscotta Lake. Since he was young, this is where Paul could be found on most summer days.  He treasured his pontoon boat and was always willing to take anyone on long cruises around the lake. This summer Paul and Bonnie reached their lifelong dream, owning their own camp on Damariscotta Lake. The camp is Paul's legacy. He often would speak of how he wished for his grandchildren to grow up on the lake he loved so much. 
 
Paul was predeceased by his parents, Holbrook and Alice Blagdon, nephew Dean Verney, and brother-in-law James Verney. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Bonnie Blagdon of Wiscasset, sons Corey Blagdon and wife Jenna of Wiscasset, Joshua Blagdon and wife Audrey of Alna, sister Linda Verney, niece Ann Perrello of Sheepscot, father and mother-in-law John and Gert Blagdon of Wiscasset, sister-in-law Wendy Williams and husband Mike of Woolwich, brother-in-laws Michael Blagdon and wife Michelle of Wiscasset and John Blagdon III of Windsor, grandchildren, Emmy, Holbrook, Llireva and Myrick as well as several close nieces and nephews. 
 
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at Greenlawn Cemetery  Rummerill Rd, Wiscasset at Saturday, October 28th at 11am. After, a public celebration of life to follow, will be held at the Wiscasset Community Center 242 Gardiner Rd from 1 to 3pm.  
 
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME 04357.
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Donald H. Munsey

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Dresden-Donald H. Munsey, 88, of the River Rd., passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at a local hospital in Brunswick.

He was born on September 13, 1929 in Wiscasset the son of Wylie and Villa Munsey.

Don proudly served his country in the United States Army, during the Korean war.  He worked for Brunswick Transportation for many years.

Don was a longtime member of the Orrs and Bailey Island fire department.  He was also a longtime member of American Truck Historical Society and the Maine Obsolete Auto League.

Don was predeceased by his parents.  He is survived by his wife of 12 years Diane Savage of Dresden, son's John Smith and wife Donna of Walpole, Steve Smith and companion Jay of Dresden, Bill Munsey and wife Sharon of Richmond, Gary Munsey and wife Jan of Massachusetts, Jerry York and wife Terry of Orrs Island, daughters Lena Gage of Bath, Robin Whorff and husband Jim of West Bath, brother Lon Munsey and wife Rosie of New Zealand, 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and many special friends.

Per Don's request there will be a gathering of family and friends at a later date.

In Don's memory donations may be made to the Orrs and Bailey Island Fire Department or the American Legion Post 54 Wiscasset, Me 04578.

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

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Jerry Kiesow

Jerry Kiesow, 44 of Richmond died unexpectedly on September 30, 2017.

Jerry was born on March 27, 1973 in Waterville, Maine.
He was a graduate of Cony High School class of 1991 and a current student
at the University of Maine at Augusta.
Jerry is survived by his wife Leanna and two sons Kaleb and Brice Kiesow,
his father and step-mother Gary and Louise Kiesow of St. Agatha, ME, his
brother Timothy Kiesow and his wife Ann and their two children Natalie and
Noah of Texas, maternal grandmother Joyce Whitney of Hallowell, two aunts
Gail Day and Sharon and Jerry Laliberte, step-mother Rhonda and her husband
Chuck Woodward of South Gardiner, step-sister Shana and her husband Richard
Lopez of Gardiner, step-brother John Fuller of Randolph.
He is preceded in death by his Mother Joyce Brenda Kiesow.
A private service will be scheduled at a later date.

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Beverly C. Reed

ReedDresden-Beverly C. Reed, 90, of the Gardiner Rd. died on Monday, October 9, 2017 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born on November 17, 1926 in Providence, Rhode Island the daughter of Harold and Marie Austin.

Beverly was a hard worker, she was employed at Clarostat, Arrowhart and Sylvania just to name a few.  She was an excellent mother to her children.

Beverly enjoyed taking pictures, traveling, trips to the mountains and the ocean.  Also, going out to eat at the Olive Garden, McDonald's, Taste of Maine and the Sea Basket.

She was predeceased by her husband Elmer Reed and her sister Virginia Hudson.  Beverly is survived by her son's Richard Reed and wife Leane of Readfield, Allen Reed and wife Barbara of Wiscasset, brothers Harold Austin and wife Nancy of Robinston, Walter Austin of Colorado, grandchildren Rick Reed and wife Mariam, Sheila Kimball, Jeramey Reed and wife Erin, Joshua Reed, Charlene Reed, great grandchildren Amanda Reed, Christian Reed, Allison Kimball, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 14th at 11am at the funeral home, with burial to follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.

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

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Clifford Mortimer

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Millinockett - Clifford Edward Mortimer, 71, of Bowdoinham, unexpectedly passed on Monday night, October 2, in Millinocket.

He was born September 20, 1946, son of Sarah and Ernest Parks and Harold Mortimer. Upon graduation in 1967 from Brunswick High School, Cliff proudly enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served 13 months in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1970 as a Sergeant.

For 33 years, Cliff and his business partner, Roland Thibault, successfully owned M-T Pools, Inc. where his work ethic, integrity, belief in quality service, and providing job opportunities for many locals were well captured in their slogan, “everything but the water”.

In 1988, he met his wife Bethany whom he later married at their favorite spot, Ebeemee Lake.

Those who knew Cliff described him as “tough as nails with a marshmallow heart”.  A patriot, a political debater, a storyteller.  A man who worked hard every day to provide for his family for generations to come.  He taught his girls how to get dirty, not fear snow, and as much as he tried, how to pick the right tool the first time he asked for it.   An avid outdoorsman, he cherished his time spent with family and friends “upta camp” more than anything. Both witty and generous, he was the most loyal friend anyone could hope for.  A true MacGyver, he could fix anything with duct tape and a pocket knife.  He constructed three homes, a camp, and was involved in many other large projects for his friends.  His family will never forget the many “hats” he wore.

He is survived by his wife Bethany; children Kim Benjamin, Jamie and Geoff Houghton, Jessica and John Sullivan, and Elyzabeth and Daniel Quintero; grandchildren Morgan and Kyle Benjamin, Annabelle and Hazel Houghton, Olivia and Abigail Sullivan, Maxwell and Oscar Houghton, and Evelyn Quintero; sister Jan Gamache; and brother Ernest Parks, Jr.  His heart was big and other important loved ones in his life included Ryan Belanger, Lindsay Caron, Carl and Florence Slattery, Bruce and Pat Slattery and daughter Katie, Ray Benjamin, and his beloved dog, Charlie.  

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 8th from 1:00-3:00 pm at The Governor Hill Mansion located at 136 State Street in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Travis Mills Foundation.

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Albert Bill Bailey

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Wiscassett - Albert Bill Bailey, 78, passed away at Maine Medical Center on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Bill was born in Damariscotta on July 28, 1939, a son of the late Albert and Bernice (Lewis) Bailey.
Bill was an avid hard worker spending most days felling trees and dragging lumber out with his skidder, digging for clams or worms and he always found time to get to a race track. Bill spent more than a quarter of a century racing his stock car throughout the state of Maine eventually being inducted to the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame for his many wins in Bill's "Dirty Thirty" racecar.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife Jackie, his sons William and Jeffrey Bailey, step children Lisa Sampson hand her husband Matthew and Kevin Morris. Bill is also survived by a brother Steven Bailey and his wife Peg, 8 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and many special friends.
Bill was predeceased by his parents: Albert in 1993 and Bernice in 1985, a sister Pat Edwards in 2010, a brother Rodney Bailey in 2009 as well as a grandson Douglas Abbott in 2014.


Bill was genuinely loved by so many throughout the Maine Motorsports Community, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

At Bill's request there will be no services.

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

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Nancy P. Skidgel

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    Richmond -  Nancy Patrick Skidgel, 71, of Richmond passed away peacefully Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation. The only child of Francis M. Patrick and Christine Toothaker Patrick, she was born in Augusta on June 19, 1946.

   Early years were spent in Hallowell where she graduated from Hall-Dale High School before attending University of Maine in Orono. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree, Nancy first entered the professional workforce as a third grade teacher at Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth NH, but she missed Maine. Anxious to return to her home state, she secured Office Manager positions with the Maine Chamber of Commerce and later with the Maine Petroleum Association before finding her niche in l993 at the Maine State Library. There she covered the Circulation Desk serving the public and later worked in the Government Documents Office of the MSL. Many wonderful friendships were formed during the fifteen years at the library before her retirement in 2008.

     Friends, neighbors and their families became her extended clan. An inveterate newspaper reader, she scoured several state papers a day and would cut out articles related to activities and accomplishments of the children of friends and mail them in neatly typed envelopes to parents or grandparents.

     She was pre-deceased by her parents; mother-in-law Stella Skidgel and husband Shepard Skidgel; and her Uncle Clifton Toothaker.  Nancy is survived by her lovingly attentive husband Wendell; her step-daughter Wanda Rose who shared in her final care; grand daughter Mei Linh Dalot and husband Greg Dalot;  great grand daughter Lindsey Dalot; and her Aunt Hilda Brooks. She also leaves behind beloved cousins and many close friends.

     A private graveside service will be held in Hallowell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kennebec Humane Society or a food bank of your choice.   Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond. On-line condolences and stories may be shared at wwwkincerfuneralhome.com.

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Joyce E. Prindall

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Richmond - Joyce Elaine Prindall passed away on Sept 11, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born March 11, 1934 to Maynard and Mabel Hinkley. She was educated in Bowdoinham and graduated from Richmond High School.  She lived in Bowdoinham most of her life, moving to Richmond after she was widowed in 2003. She worked seasonally for Merrymeeting Gardens in Bowdoinham from childhood until her retirement.

She married the love of her life, William “Bill” Prindall in 1969 and they spent 34 happy years together. They spent their winters running the “Little Fish” smelt fishing company and in later years both worked together in “the gardens”

Joyce enjoyed flowers, the color orange, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was an expert in knitting and crocheting.  Her greatest hobby was reading. There was never a day when she didn’t read at least several hours.  She was also always busy baking goodies for those she loved – especially Woopie Pies

Joyce was a member of the Emblem Club of Brunswick, the Bowdoinham Fire Department Auxiliary, and the Golden Oldies seniors group in Richmond.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill Prindall and her sister Martha Noble.

She is survived by her sister Hope Harriman. She also if survived by her 5 children: Steven Billington and wife Marion of Leesburg Fl., Sandra Emmons and her husband Gary of Richmond, Suzan Billington of S. Portland, Scott Billington and his wife Lisa of Readfield, and Shawn Billington and his wife Karen of Bowdoinham.

Grandchildren are Gary Emmons Jr., Gregory Emmons, Shawn Billington Jr., Sherrie Bennett, William Wallace, Scott Billington Jr., Amanda Billington, and Kimberly Billington.

Joyce also had six great-grandchildren, and one great-great child along with several nieces and nephews – including her “favorite” niece Nancy Temple.

Special thanks need to be extended to: her wonderful friend Joyce Pinkham for all her support, Richmond Elder Care for their exceptional caring support for 2 years, and the Freeport Nursing home for their thoughtful excellent care of Joyce and her family in her final days.

Visitation will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4-5PM with a Funeral Service to be held at 5Pm. Interment will be in the Densmore Cemetery in Bowdoinham at a later time. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Richmond Elder Care, 3 N Pleasant St, Richmond, ME 04357. Services are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Zain T.C. Swan

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Richmond – Zain Theodore Charles Swan was born without a heart beat on August 31, 2017 at 12:46PM. Born at 35 weeks he weighed 4 pounds 0.9 Ounces and was 17” long. Zain was the cherished son Daniel and Arlene (Rand) Swan and beloved brother to Dakota and Caleb McArthur, Landon, Gracia and Elissia Swan.

Zain is also survived by his maternal grandparents Donald Charles Rand Sr. and the late Linda Mae (McPherson) Rand, Paternal Grandparents Anthony and Peggy Swan, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Zain has blessed our lives and out little angel will never be forgotten.

We never had the chance to play, to laugh, to rock, to wiggle, 
We long to hold, touch you now, and listen to you giggle. 

I’ll always be your mother. He’ll always be your dad. 
You will always be our child, the child we never had. 

But now you’re gone…but yet you’re here. We’ll sense you everywhere. 
You are our sorrow and our joy, there’s love in ever tear. 

Just know our love goes deep and strong. We’ll forget you never. 
The child we had, but never had, and yet will have forever.

Funeral service for Zain will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 1PM. www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Matt C. Wheeler

Matt WheelerSouth Portland-Matt C. Wheeler, 36, formerly of Richmond and Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away following an accident on Monday August 28, 2017.

Matt was born on October 31, 1980 in Brunswick and attended Richmond schools.

Matt proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Iraq war.  He was honorably discharged from the Army in 2004.

He was currently enrolled at Middlesex College in Lowell, Ma hoping to further his career helping other veterans.  Matt will be sadly missed by his family, many friends and brother veterans.

Matt is survived by his parents Richard and Suzan Gelinas of South Portland, father Michael Wheeler and wife Helena of Bowdoinham, daughter Reese M. Wheeler of Westbrook, sister Jennifer Olivier and his nephew/Godson Trent Olivier of South Portland, step brother Robert Gelinas of Orono, grandmother Lucille Gelinas of Auburn, many loving aunts, uncles and friends.

There will be a private service for family and close friends held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta on Friday, September 8th at 1pm with military honors.

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

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Gail Carkin

RICHMOND - Gail E. Carkin died on July 31, 2017 on her 81st birthday.
     She graduated valedictorian from Richmond High School where she played clarinet and trumpet in the band.  She became a Seventh Day Adventist after high school and frequently played the piano and organ at church.  In 1958 she graduated from Atlantic Union College with a BA in nutrition.  She married Merrill Carkin on June 8, 1958 and they lived in Richmond for most of their lives.
    Gail’s reputation as a natural salesperson began in high school when she would compete to always be the top seller for any fund raising event.  She went on to combine her interests in sales and nutrition when she opened a store out of her own home called Jenny-Jo’s Health Foods which specialized in vegetarian food.
    She later went on to become a Tupperware manager which she did for many years.  Always the saleslady, she was handing out catalogs right until her death.
    She was a lover of all animals, especially her cats.  If any of her neighbors wondered where their pets were they often would find out they had gone to Gail’s house to be fed on her doorstep.
    She was an very much an extrovert and loved talking to people.  Her four children have many painful memories of having to stand and wait while Gail had a conversation with a complete stranger.
    Gail was predeceased by her husband Merrill and her older brother Robert Stuber.
    She is survived by her four children, Peter of Fitchburg, Mass., Joline Carkin-Mejia and her husband, Mike, of Clinton, Mass., Jennifer Hall and her husband, Eric, of Casco, and Patrick and his wife Deana of Milford, N.H.; sister Sandra White and her husband, Alan, of Richmond and Cape Coral, nine grandchildren, Joshua, Erika and Mike Mejia; Brandon, Kate, and Camron Hall; Marley Carkin; Matthew and Sarah Blake; and one great-grandchild, Tristan Cedeno.
    Visiting hours will be from 11am to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond. A private graveside service for family members will follow.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330.
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Francis Lambert

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Francis Lambert, 80, of Richmond, Maine passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017, He was born in Berlin, NH on December 27, 1936 a son of the late Emanuel and Jeannette (Croteau) Lambert.

Francis enjoyed hunting and fishing at his camp in Willamantic, Maine. He taught his children and grandchildren how to fish, cook and make the perfect bon Fire. Many nights were spent around the bon fires playing the harmonica, spoons and telling humorous stories.  He worked as a carpenter/builder without a blue print and was a hard worker having many jobs throughout his life. There were not many things that Francis could not do.  Many days he could be found haying the fields, when he was younger.

Francis is survived by his companion Shirley Tourtelotte, children; Brenda and Duane Toothaker of Harpswell, Ralph and Pam Lambert of Tennessee, Wayne and Carol Lambert of Harpswell, Melisa Lambert and John Hurley of Florida, Arnold and Lorri Tourtelotte of Gardiner, David and Paula Tourtelotte of Gardiner, and Nancy and Eric Smith of  Bath as well as 18 grandchildren and 27 greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Pat Vachio of Connecticut, a brother Richard and Joan Lambert of New York. Francis was predeceased by his parents, siblings Anita and Clarance and also by his wife Doris (Holman) Lambert.

Francis; family wishes to extend a special thank you to Jack Ruby, Dennis Carver, Leighton Carver and Dr. Linda Hermans for their love and support. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Carol A. MacDonald

MacDonald 1Bowdoinham-Carol MacDonald, 77, of Bowdoinham, died on July 28, 2017 at Maine General Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner.

She was born on April 4, 1940 in Augusta.

Carol was a member of the Bowdoinham Ladies Auxiliary and Bowdoinham Snowmobile Club.

Some of the many things that Carol loved doing were snowmobiling, going to sports
games, and baking for family and friends.

Carol worked at the Country Manner in Coopers Mills as an Activities Director and Nurses' Aide

Carol was predeceased by her beloved husband, Adrienne "Jr." MacDonald.

Left to cherish her memory, Carol is survived by her daughter Melody and Bruce Berry
of Bowdoinham, son Eric and Tami MacDonald of Augusta, grandchildren Josh
MacDonald, Sara Berry, Sam Berry, Diana Hinkley, siblings, Nancy and Rick
Stinson, Tommy and Beth Morang and Howard Morang.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 57 Muddy River Lane,
Bowdoinham, between the hours of 1 pm and 3pm.

In Lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made in Carol's memory to the
Alzheimer's Association, alz.org.  The family would like to thank the staff at Maine
General Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner for their care of Carol and the staff at the
Brunswick Respite Care.

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

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Zena Don

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Zena Don passed away quietly on Friday, the 21st of July 2017. She lived a full life.  Born in Rostov on the Don, Russia in 1927 to Anastasia and Ivan Kumow, she survived WWII, Stalin, life in an internment camp, and by her own account, her mother-in-law!  She enjoyed a good story and was a ravenous reader with the more salacious the story the better. She enjoyed a good meal with family and friends even more, spiced with a good drink. She was married to Paul Don for over 50 years and together they raised a family on a farm in Dresden along the Eastern River. She was the mother of daughter Tamara and son Michael.  She leaves behind Tamara and her husband George (Lemar), and grandsons Russell and Gregary.  She also leaves behind son Michael, his wife Christine who Zena referred to as "daughter #2," their daughters Natasha, Avary and Theresa, and son Nicholas.  Along with them she also leaves behind her "adopted" daughter Natasha Woodland. Services will be held on Saturday, the 29th of July at 1 o'clock at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me. with an immediate burial at the Richmond Cemetery following the memorial service. Afterwards a reception will be held at The Montsweag Roadhouse restaurant on Rt. 1, Woolwich. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Laurelei Johnson

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Orr's Island – Laurelei L. Johnson, 73, passed away at Mid Coast Hospital on July 16, 2017 surrounded by family. Laurelei was a resident of Orr's Island, ME and Dunedin, FL.  She was born on September 6, 1943 the daughter of the late Merton Lake and Elaine (McGowen) Bride.
Laurelei was a graduate of Brunswick High School Class of 1961. She held various jobs within the community including; Cook's Lobster House, Harpswell Is. School and a Librarian for Orr's Is. Library.  In later years she received her nursing degree from Central Maine Community College and moved to Florida where Laurelei was a LPN for 30 years until her retirement in 2012.
Laurelei enjoyed all styles of dancing, taking morning walks through her beautiful perennial gardens and along the shores of Lowell's Cove near her home.  She was an avid gardener and all those who knew her knew she would spend the beautiful Maine summer days on Orr's Island amidst her gardens.
Laurelei is survived by her two sisters; Leedra (Leon) Southard of South West Harbor, Karlene Helmers of FL, her 3 children, Robert (Tami) Johnson III of Lewiston, Christopher Johnson of New Hampshire and Stephanie (Scott) Ackley of Freeport.  Laurelei also leaves 2 grandchildren; Joshua and Mackenzie Ackley as well as several nieces and nephews.
At Laurelei's request a gathering of remembrance for close friends and family will be scheduled at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orr's and Bailey Island Fire/Rescue. Arrangements are under the car of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

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Daniel P. Gilbride

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Brewer-Daniel Patrick Gilbride, 53, passed away at Togus VA Hospital on July 15, 2017.  He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on September 19, 1963 to Faye Gould and Francis Gilbride.  He grew up in Orono on Pushaw Lake. He always remembered and shared many stories about his Gould’s Landing friends.  Danny loved to tell a story.  He enlisted in the US Navy on November 21, 1984 and was honorably discharged on February 26, 1988.  He served on the USS John F. Kennedy and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.  He lived his life his way, enjoying every moment.  Danny enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding “his bike”.     

His parents predeceased Danny.  He is survived by his step-mother, Joan Ames, his sisters Kelly Gould and Joan Carol Ames and his only son, Bohn Gilbride and fiancée Brooke LaBossiere.  His first granddaughter will be arriving in September. 

The family would like to thank all those friends who came to visit Danny, especially his Dunkin Bug-Huggers Riders Club. 

At Danny’s request there will be no service.  A gathering to celebrate Danny’s life will be announced at a later date. 

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

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Helen Lane

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Helen, 104, returned to her Heavenly Father on, July 10, 2017.  She was born, October 8, 1912, in Litchfield, Maine, the only child of Edward and Elsie Libby.  Helen married Willard Charles Lane, April 20, 1934, in Litchfield.  Willard preceded her in death on August 18, 2001.
Helen graduated from Litchfield Academy in 1930 and Farmington Normal School in 1932.  She taught elementary school for 37 years.  She will be remembered for her service in the Grange, community, and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and winning the most Flinch games.
She is survived by three of her four children:  W. Carlton (Jeanine) Lane of Litchfield; Shirley (Walton) Summers of Willard, Utah, Sylvia (Nick) Morrill of Litchfield, 19 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 20 great great-grandchildren.   A son, George Edward Lane preceded her in death.
 A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 1pm in the Winthrop Ward Chapel, 1182 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine.   Interment will be in the Litchfield Plaines Cemetery.

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CLAUDIA C. WALLACE

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RICHMOND - ANOTHER ANGEL HAS ENTERED HEAVEN'S GATES. CLAUDIA C. WALLACE, 93, PASSED AWAY JULY 10, 2017, AT MID-COAST HOSPITAL IN BRUNSWICK.

SHE WAS BORN AUGUST 23, 1923, IN KINGFIELD, MAINE THE DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH COTE OF CANADA AND AURORE FOURNIER MICHAUD OF MAINE BUT RESIDED MOST OF HER LIFE IN RICHMOND.  CLAUDIA ATTENDED RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL.  SHORTLY THEREAFTER SHE WORKED AT BATH IRON WORKS DURING WWII..  SHE ALSO WORKED AT AMES TEXTILE FACTORY AND  ETONIC SHOE IN RICHMOND AS A STITCHING ROOM FOREMAN FOR   19  YEARS.  SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN RICHMOND.

SHE VERY MUCH ENJOYED LIFE, FROM BOWLING, SNOWMOBILING, SQUARE DANCING, ATTENDING BLUEGRASS FESTIVALS, AND KEEPING BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GARDENS AT HOME.  HER FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR WERE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. SHE AND HER HUSBAND JOHN SR. PRACTICALLY BUILT THEIR HOME ON THE COUNTY ROAD TOGETHER. SHE WAS A HARD WORKING WOMAN.  SHE BELIEVED THAT IDLE HANDS WERE A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TIME AND SHE ENJOYED GARDENING AND CANNING VEGETABLES  AND PICKLES . SHE WAS A DEVOTED WIFE, MOTHER, SISTER AND AUNT WHO WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN NEEDED.

CLAUDIA WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, HER HUSBAND JOHN, BROTHERS LEO MICHAUD OF EAST CORINTH, ME., AND ROLAND AND ALBERT COTE OF CANADA, SISTERS MARIE CLAIR COTE OF CANADA, AND ROSE MARIE GIGUERE OF RICHMOND. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER SON JOHN OF RICHMOND, SISTERS RITA AND HUSBAND BOB HANNING OF RANDOLPH, IRENE DOLIBER OF SEARSPORT, LORNIA WOOD OF DEER ISLE, AND BROTHER REGINALD AND WIFE LULA MICHAUD OF RHODE ISLAND.  SHE ALSO LEAVES BEHIND A VERY SPECIAL SISTER-IN-LAW DOROTHY WALLACE OF RICHMOND.  THEY SHARED MANY SPECIAL MOMENTS TOGETHER. SHE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF AT MID COAST HOSPITAL IN BRUNSWICK THAT TOOK CARE OF MOM DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. THEY ARE WONDERFUL CARING PEOPLE.

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, 1PM, JULY 23, 2017 AT COTTON CEMETERY IN RICHMOND AFTER WHICH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WILL GATHER AT THE AMERICAN LEGION ON CARDING MACHINE ROAD IN RICHMOND.

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Ann Davis

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Bowdoinham – Ann Gail Davis, 57 of Bowdoinham passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home. She was born in Brunswick, Maine on December 30, 1959, a daughter of the late Vernon A. and Pauline (Tome) Tourtelotte. She attended local schools and graduated from Mt. Ararat High School.
 
Ann worked at Clarostat, the Bowdoinham Country Store and had her own daycare for many years: Annie's Day Care. Ann was also the head of the Bowdoinham EMS and a member of the Bowdoinham Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafts, playing cards and her community. She even started her own Thanksgiving dinner for those members of the community who needed a place to go on Thanksgiving.
 
Ann is survived by her Fiancée Robert Dickinson, her sister Linda Douglass and her husband Gary, of Bowdoinham,  as well as her pets Buddy and Peanut.
 
Thanks to Chans for her wonderful care, and a special Thank You to Nurse Katy. At Ann's request there will be no services.  There will be a celebration of life on July 15 at the Bowdoinham Fire Station starting at 2:00. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME www.kincerfuneralhome.com
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Linda Jones

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Linda Jones, age 68, of Richmond, Maine, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Friday, June 16th.  Linda is survived by her sister, Loretta Moores, of Westbrook, nephew John Moores, his wife, Joelle, and two nieces, Elyse and Brynn Moores. She is also survived by her loving sister-in-law, Sandra Wiley, and brother-in-law, Roger Wiley, of South Casco, and chosen daughter, Helana Brigman of Vinalhaven.

Born May 31, 1949, in Augusta, Maine, to Alice and Armand Fortin, Linda spent much of her childhood hunting and fishing at camps with her family. She graduated from Cony High School in 1967 where she performed as a Majorette Leader for the Cony Majorette Team. After graduating, Linda earned her degree in X-Ray Technology in 1971 from the Maine Institute of Continuing Medical Education, becoming an X-Ray Technician and one of only a few women to work in the field of Nuclear Medicine at this time.

During her thirty-five-year career in medicine, Linda worked as a Nuclear Tech for Pen Bay Hospital, the Veterans Administration (V.A.) at Togus, Millinocket Regional Hospital, and Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Linda became part of Mid Coast’s Cardiology team in 2005 where she worked until her passing. 

At home and at work, Linda’s sense of humor brightened the lives of others, and she will forever be remembered for her generous heart and adventurous spirit. Linda’s cooking skills were famous amongst family and friends, and she was honored with a national book dedication in 2013 (The Fresh Table, LSU Press) and a reprinting of one of her famous recipes.

A memorial service for Linda Jones will be held on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, Maine. Friends, family, and those who were impacted by Linda’s wonderful presence are invited to attend.

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Sharon Rackliff

Dresden – Sharon Lee Rackliff, 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Dresden on June 17, 2017. She was born in Gardiner, Maine on September 28, 1944 a daughter of Sam and Alice (Haskell) Trussell. 
She was educated in local schools and went on to be a homemaker raising her family. 


Sharon enjoyed gardening, baking, and sewing, which she was known for making her own clothes. She loved all of her many pets throughout her life. Sharon was a devout Christian attending the Grace Bible Church in Gorham where she was especially fond of Pastor Bob White's sermons. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, and the Lions Club. 

Sharon is survived by her children Scott Rackliff, Catherine Buechler and her husband Ken and a special daughter-in-law Sarah Rackliff as well as her grandchildren Cody, Kimberly, Brittany, Courtney and Victoria. She also leaves her siblings; Cheryl Brunell, Linda Parks, Beverly Accord, Mike Trussell and special friends Clarice Taylor and Barbara "Mother"  Shorette.


Sharon was predeceased by her parents Sam Trussell in 2006, Alice Trussell in 2011 and her husband Gerald Rackliff in 1999. 


Services for Sharon will be held at 11:45 am on Friday, July 28 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Maine followed by a celebration of life in Dresden. In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter 27 Atlantic Hwy, Edgecomb, ME 04556 or to a shelter of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Charles Hutchings

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Richmond – Charles W. Hutchings, 76, of Richmond passed away on June 22, 2017, peacefully at his home. He was born in Gardiner on October 7, 1940.

Charlie served 3 years in the US Army with the 1st division 1st Military Police Detachment then served with the 207 MP Co. before being discharged in 1963.

The rest of his career, Charlie was in law enforcement serving first as a patrolman with the Augusta P.D and later worked as a dispatcher for the Maine State Police. Charlie also worked for the Maine Marine Patrol, retiring as a Lieutenant and later worked as a security officer for L.L. Bean.

He leaves his wife Sally, son John and his wife Brenda, step-son Todd Wyman and wife Daphnie, sisters; Judith Purington and husband Ted Sr., Janice Adams and Joyce Saldivar as well as 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Charlie was predeceased by his brothers; Claude and Conrad Hutchings, sister Janet Hanley and by his brother in laws; Richard and Robert Hillingshead and companion Jodi Kupski, sister in laws; Elizabeth Grimard and husband Larry and Ann Hollingshead.

Everyone who knew Charlie knw his love of the great outdoors striper fishing, ice fishing, hunting and gardening. He and Sally had the best gardens which they shared with friends and family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend.

Fly high Charlie, see you on the other side!

At Charlie’s request a private graveside service will be held at a late date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to CHANS Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, Me 04011. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

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Georgetta B. Leffel

Richmond-Georgetta Betty Leffel ( Nanny) died Thurs,  June  22, 2017, at Gardiner Alzheimer Care Center at the age of 90.

She was born Nov.1, 1926 in Upsheer County West Virginia. Betty moved to Columbus Ohio where she met, and married her life-long partner Bobby Leffel.

Betty is survived by son Thomas B Leffel, wife Joyce Ann & grandson, Arie B. Leffel, of Darbyville OH., daughter Patricia A Thompson, husband David, grandchildren Jason D. & Alyson L. and great grandchildren. Gage D. L. Thompson, and David Scott Edwards, all of Richmond Me., brother Ronald, and wife Sharon Bell of Ashland Ky., and sister Janice (Mickey) Depp of Dayton OH., numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and,  great-nephews. As well as special members of family of her heart.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Gardiner Alzheimer’s Care Center.in memory of Betty Leffel, 154 Dresden Ave. Gardiner Maine 04345.

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

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Maurice Geroux Jr.

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Maurice Joseph Geroux Jr, 68, of Bowdoin, died on June 17th 2017 at his home. Born May 13th 1949. Son of Ruthie E Martin (Creamer) and Maurice J Geroux.

Joe enjoyed racing, rather it be his number 98, known as "Jolting Joe Geroux" at his favorite race track being Wiscassett Speedway, or on a snowmobile on the trails or the lake. He lived for snowmobiling and camping with his family.He's left many stories and great memories for all that know him to tell, as he was once known as "The Jokester", even fooling some of the people that knew him the best. People enjoyed his company being the fun loving and free spirited man that he was.

He was a Self-employed mechanic most of his life and enjoyed puttering around his home in his later years working on many projects.

Predeceased by his mother and father.

Survived by his Life Partner, Ruth Fitch; his daughter, Pam Geroux and her companion Mick Owen; his son, Maurice J. Geroux III (Joe)
and his wife, Stephanie Geroux; his two sisters, Patty and Ann; and his grand daughters, Devin Webber, Kayla Geroux and Kenzie Geroux.

A Celebration of life to be scheduled for a later date.

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Arthur Dunlop Sr.

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Richmond – Arthur G. Dunlop Sr., 77 of Richmond passed away at Freeport nursing & Rehab on June 13, 2017. He was born on February 26, 1940 a son of the late Gordon and Laurie Dunlop.

Arthur worked for over 35 years at Bowdoin College as a Security Officer.  He was a very religious person and a lifetime member of the Brunswick Nazarene Church. One of his biggest joys was spending time with his family and friends.

Arthur is survived by his sons James Dunlop Sr., Arthur Dunlop Jr. many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Arthur was predeceased by his wife Joan Dunlop, and a brother David Dunlop.

A funeral service will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me at 2PM on Saturday, June 17. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home. www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Molly Leonard

MollyRichmond-Molly Ann Leonard, passed away on the 6th of June 2017, at her home.  Molly was born February 20th 1984.

Molly was an outgoing person who always had a smile on her face that was infectious.  Along with her laugh, which made you smile when you saw her.  She loved nature, animals, and especially chickens, which she raised at her home.  Like her mother before her, she loved to cook and feed her friends and family. She had spent a lot of time and took a lot of pride in perfecting her mother’s best recipes.

Molly was predeceased by her mother Linda LeClair.  She is survived by her son Grant Harvey age 3, father Charles Leonard, sister Danielle Ricca, two brothers Noel Newell and Charles Leonard, uncle Danny LeClair, aunt Kelley Goodwin, cousin Danielle LeClair, two grandmothers Anne LeClair and Audey Hayes and her very close friend Joseph Meagher.    

Services will be held graveside on June 24th at 11:00am at Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham. Her “Pot Luck” celebration of life will be held at Kelley and James Goodwin home in Bowdoin directly after the service. 

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

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Bruce H. Tribbet

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Richmond- Bruce H. Tribbet, 72, of the Beedle Rd. passed away at home with his wife Sally by his side on Thursday, June 1, 2017 after an extended illness.

He was born on July 7, 1944 the son of Dennis and Marguerite Tribbet.

Bruce enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family and friends.  Bruce worked at Williams Construction for many years as a diesel mechanic.

He was predeceased by his parents.  Bruce is survived by his wife Sally Tribbet of Richmond, his children and their spouses  Shawn and Sue Tribbet of Dresden, Shannon and Kathy Tribbet of Richmond, and Sherry and Scott Rogers of Richmond, siblings and their spouses Barry and Marci Tribbet of Colorado, Bing and Martha Tribbet of Richmond Lauri and Craig Sidelinger of Michigan, Cleo and John Garcia of Washington State, grandchildren Justin, Mindy, Bryan, Nate, Cody, and Nicole, great grandchildren Owen, Lucas and Sammy.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, June 7th at 11am at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.

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

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Dawn L. Cousins

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Dawn L. Cousins, 87, of Woolwich, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Midcoast Hospital. She was born in Brunswick, Maine on December 9, 1929 a daughter of Donald L. and Hilda (Jaquith) Avery. 

Raised in Bath and a graduate of Morse High School, Class of 1947, she had been looking forward to their 70th reunion this year.

Dawn was a “Domestic Goddess,” raising her family at their home in  Woolwich. She was a lifetime member of the Pitman-Morrison VFW Ladies Auxiliary and an avid bowler traveling with the Professional Woman’s Bowling Association. Through bowling and with her husband, she was able to travel the country and enjoy all of its beauty, but she was most fond of the family camp at Bay Point.

Dawn is survived by her daughters; Hilda Moss and her husband Thomas of Pittsfield and Wanda Spear and her husband Karl of Woolwich, as well as her 5 grandchildren; Heather Moore, Shawn Phelps and his companion Jennifer Sproul,  Erin Verburgt and her husband Ben, Brett Fortier and Dawn Moss. She also leaves behind her great grandchildren:  Cameron Phelps, Maggie Moore, Hannah Moore, Xander Verburgt, Jaxon Verburgt and a special friend Mary Hicks of Woolwich.

Dawn was predeceased by her parents, her husband Robert Cousins in 2006 and her sister Beatrice Avery in 1946.

As a lifelong animal lover, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:  The Forgotten Felines of Maine, 499 Broadway, #151, Bangor, Maine  04401      A graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME 04357 www.kincerfuneralhome.com


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Roberta Mcpheters

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Roberta (Bobbie) Joyce McPheters of Fairfield, Maine passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017 with family by her side. Bobbie was born in Waterville, Maine on June 10, 1935 to Madeline Dunn. She graduated from Waterville High School. Bobbie worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for a few different companies over the years. After retirement she often told wonderful, detailed stories about her experiences and the people she worked with at North Street Dairy, Sterns Department Store and Bill's Tire Company. She married Mark McPheters in
1955 and they were married 62 years. At recent family weddings they easily won the generation dances. Throughout the years Bobbie was a member of various organizations and volunteered her time for Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, Fairfield Woman's Club, The First Baptist Church in Waterville, and as a Fairfield Town Ballot Clerk. All who knew Bobbie knew that what made her the most happy was working on her endless knitting, sewing, paper crafts projects and reading books. A shopping trip to Yard Goods was her favorite activity. Her little known paintings and charcoal drawings are also treasured by family.

Bobbie is remembered for her generosity, determination, patience, willingness to listen, common sense advice and her wit. She is survived by her husband Mark McPheters, her son Mark McPheters II and his wife Lynn of Richmond, Maine, her daughter Mary Scanlon and her husband Neil of Bethel, Maine. Her sister Mary Merrick and her husband Jimmy of Fairfield. Her beloved nieces, Barbara Guimond and Lenette MacDonald and their families. Her loving grandchildren Kaitlin Hilchey, Benjamin McPheters, Cody-Ann Scanlon and Cassidy Scanlon and great grandchildren Sophie Harbaugh and Jolene McPheters. We are grateful to have had her in our lives and she will be missed deeply. We find comfort in the knowledge that families are forever and that we will be reunited again one day.

 

A private family celebration of Bobbie's life will be held in June. Memorial donations in memory of Bobbie can be made to the Saturday Evening Sandwich Program which provides meals to people in need: First Baptist Church, Attn: Evening Sandwich Program, 1 Park Street, Waterville, ME 04901. 

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

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Mary Young

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Bowdoin, ME  Mary L. Young, 97, was called home by God on May 24, 2017 at her home with loving family and friends by her side and a smile on her face.  She saw her husband and son-in-law pass on this same day in 1989 and 2013.

Mary was born on January 20, 1920, at the family homestead in Bowdoin ME, to Harold James Wallace Small and Susan Morse Wright Small.  She is the oldest of nine children.  Imagine the stories you could hear at the round table.

In 1938 she married S. Lewis Young and together they had three children, Shirley Young Harmon, Bradley Young, and Larry Young.  She raised these children alone for an entire year in 1944 with no running water or transportation when Lewis was in the military.  Strong does not begin to describe the woman she was.

Mary worked in the office at the Farnsworth Mill for a short time and at various shop places, but most of her life was dedicated to her family.  She was a member of the Bowdoin Center Baptist Church and was baptized in the Kennebec River in 1968 by Reverend Mason.  She was a member of Sagadahoc Grange, the Bowdoin Historical Society, and was a widow of Village Lodge #26.  She was the President of the Bowdoin Center Cackle Club for 19 years.  Most people would agree that she was the Pie Queen of Bowdoin, often times making up to six pies a day for birthdays or events, all with her homemade crusts.  Pies were her passion and she continued making them until a week before her death. When someone was sick or troubled they could always look forward to chicken soup, shrimp wiggle, or any special dish that was their favorite, and a pie for dessert.

Being alive for almost 100 years means you see a lot.  She lived through most of what kids are taught in history books today, the depression, countless wars, dirt roads, horse-drawn transportation.  Along with all the joy she experienced there was suffering too.  She lost her son Larry in a bicycle accident in 1956 when he was 12 years old.  Her grandson passed in 1969 at eight years old.  Lewis died in 1989 of cancer just after celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and she has lived on her own since.  She has persevered and weathered any and every storm thrown at her and still always had a smile, an encouraging word, or a hug for a person in need.  She would never meddle, just wait for you to come to her.

She never missed a family birthday, memorializing with either a pie or a favorite meal.  She bought and organized 60 gifts for Christmas, most recently organizing a tea party for her young great-great granddaughters who helped her wrap those presents.  I’m sure this is a memory they will never forget.

This past April, at 97 years old, she attended her first Shrine Circus and was beaming when the Ringmaster shined the spotlight on her and introduced her.  She was approached by a Kora Klown asking if she would like to be shot out of the cannon.  “Oh, hehe, I don’t think so today.”

Whether you called her Mother, Mama, Gram, Ma, Mary, Sister, Aunt Mary, or Friend you loved her and she loved each of you back twice as much.  There was always enough love in her heart for anyone who wanted it.  She loved equally and fairly, never choosing favorites.  She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will continue to be for years to come.  Don’t cry because this life is over.  Smile because it happened.

Mary was pre-deceased by her parents, her husband, her son Larry, her son-in-law Vernon Joseph Harmon, her grandson-in-law John Vear, her sister Helen Buttrick and her husband Bruce, her brother Joel Small, and her brothers-in-law Ludger Tremblay and Maurice Owen.  She leaves behind her daughter Shirley Young Harmon, her son Bradley Young and wife Evelyn, her siblings Evelyn Tremblay, Laura Owen, Harold Small, Jr. and wife Ethel, Faye Davis, Alberta Greenleaf, Patricia Elwell and husband Ranleigh, 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 25 great-great grandchildren with two more on the way, and family and friends too many to list individually .

The family would like to thank Dr. Burns and Dr. Maher for their exceptional personalized treatment over the years.  And a huge thank you to CHANS Hospice staff and the countless family and friends that helped Gram be able to stay at home through her end of life transition.

Visiting hours will be held at Kincer Funeral Home on Tuesday May 30, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at  1:00 p.m.  Burial will be at the West Bowdoin Cemetery and a  a gathering will follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CHANS Hospice Program or Maine Special Olympics.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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John F. Carver

Richmond – John F. Carver, 84, of Richmond passed away at Mt. St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Waterville on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born in Richmond, Me on January 8, 1933, a son of the late Weston and Mabel (Hinkley) Carver.

John was educated in local schools and worked for Hallowell Shoe before he went on to the maintenance department at BIW for 45 years. John was also a Richmond Fire fighter and was very proud to have served as Fire Chief for 15 years.

John was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was also know to putter around the house, always finding something to fix.

John is survived by his beloved wife Marguerite (Anderson) Carver, son; Larry Carter, and his grandchildren Ryan and Troy Carter.  He also leaves his siblings, Dennis Carver, Leighton Carver and Shirley Tourtellotte as well and several nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his parents, and his siblings; Margaret, Weston and Sherwood.

At John’s request there will be no visitation or funeral services. A private burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357 www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Mark M. Robinson Jr.

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Bowdoinham – Mark M Robinson Jr., 84, passed away on March 29, 2017. He was born in Brockton, MA, a son of the late Mark and Marian (Hildreth) Robinson Sr. Mark attended Northeastern University earning a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1955.

He worked at both the Quincy and Sparrows Point Shipyards. During these years he continued his father’s passion for car racing, driving his Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite. He competed at Seneca Falls, Lime Rock, on the ice of the New Meadows River and other venues, often bringing home trophies.

Mark moved to Provincetown MA in the early sixties where he spent the majority of his adult life. In addition to building a successful plumbing business he served on the Fire Department for 20 years, served as a Water Commissioner, and was especially proud of being one of the founders of the Rescue Squad where he served as a paramedic. He moved to Maine in 2000, continuing work as a plumber and enjoying a quieter life.

Mark was an avid windsurfer, only stopping when ice formed on the water. He frequently visited Key West, Fla., once windsurfing around the entire key. He also enjoyed canoeing, bowling, classical music,science fiction, surf casting, bird watching, science, hiking, exploring back roads, the New England Patriots, Obama as President, and pubs.

Mark was predeceased by his parents and his brothers Elliot of Carrolton,Texas and Paul of Norwell, Massachusetts.

Mark is survived by his wife of thirty years Peggy Christian of Bowdoinham, his children Jennifer Robinson of Chicago, Il, Deirdre Paritsky and husband Michael of Brooklyn, NY, Abigail King and husband Steve of Dedham, MA, and Josiah Robinson and wife Jessica of Jersey City, NJ, ex-wife and longtime friend Amy Ellsworth of Bellows Falls, VT, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowdoinham Rescue Squad or the Provincetown Rescue

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Mildred Whitney

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Randolph – Mildred C. Whitney, 97, of Randolph passed away at Mid Coast Hospital on Friday, May 5, 2017. She was born in Randolph, Maine on February 16, 1920 a daughter of Frank and Clara (Foss) Lyons.

Mildred attended Randolph schools and the Kennebec School of Commerce. She worked at HealthTex for many years until her retirement.

Mildred enjoyed extensive traveling with her husband Harold Whitney, socializing with her friends and relatives, sewing and especially feeding her birds.

Mildred is survived by her daughter Donna Perreault of Topsham and her son Everett Whitney of Oklahoma as well as 2 grandsons David Whitney and wife Katherine of Oklahoma, and Leon Perreault and wife Katherine of Topsham. She also leaves 7 great grandchildren Matthew, Layne, Leon Jr., Amanda, Erica, Whitney, and Kourtney.

Mildred was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Harold, her parents, 8 siblings and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at Kincer Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 3Pm. Services are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357 www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Mary Ann Perkins

Dresden – Mary Ann Perkins – 73 of Dresden, passed away at Glenridge Nursing Home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Mary was born in Bath, Maine on August 21, 1943 a daughter of Everett and Edna (Ware) Blair. She attended local schools and worked for many years at Clarostat and later at Reny’s.
Mary enjoyed going out shopping where she would come home with nic-nac’s many being ducks or loons, going out to eat with her friends. She also enjoyed many trips to go camping in Northern Maine and trips to the White Mountains of N.H.
Mary is survived by her husband Keith Perkins Sr., her sons Keith Perkins Jr., Daniel Perkins, her grandchildren, Kristy Perkins, Connie Sansouci, and Michael Perkins. Mary also leaves her bother Terry Blair and his wife Sally as well as Mary's grandchildren, Jackson, Brooke, Kiana, Skylar, Alex and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was predeceased by her son Timothy Perkins and her parents Everett and Edna Blair.
Visitation for Mary will be held at Kincer Funeral Home on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 4-7PM. A graveside service will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Dresden on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11Am.

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Cheryl Rhoten

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Dresden – Cheryl L. Rhoten, 52 of Dresden passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2017. She was born in Gardiner, Me on August 11, 1964 a daughter of Robert and Linda (Newton) Berry.
After graduating high school and attending college Cheryl worked as a substitute teacher and in later years became a stay-at-home mom and homemaker.
Cheryl enjoyed camping and fishing with her family. She also loved reading and crocheting and taking trips to Foxwoods Casino.
Cheryl is survived by her beloved husband Roger Rhoten, her daughter Courtney,  mother Linda Newton, and her in-laws Elmer and Gloria Rhoten. She also leaves behind her sisters Bethany Fossett, Kelly Clark, Tammy Hodgkins, her brothers Scott and Thomas Newton as well as many nieces and nephews.
Cheryl was predeceased by her father, Robert Berry, step-father Sonny Newton and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
At Cheryl’s request there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Janet E. Marshall

Dresden – Janet E. Marshall, 82, of Dresden, passed away unexpectedly at Mid Coast Hospital on Sunday, March 19, 2017. She was born in Greenwood, Maine on June 22, 1934, a daughter of the late Vernon C. and Rita A. (Thurlow) Yates. In 1951 she moved to Bowdoinham where she attended Brunswick schools.
Janet married her late husband Roger Marshall from Bowdoin, They were married for 63 years before he passed in 2014. Together they had 4 children: Laurie Marshall of Dresden, Randy Marshall and wife Cindy of Bowdoin and Larry Marshall and wife Sally of Dresden.
Janet was a “domestic engineer” who enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grand and great grandchildren. Janet enjoyed going out to eat, puzzles and going to the family camp to spend time moose watching. She recently moved to Bowdoinham Estates where she reunited with many friends. She was a long time member of the Dresden Firettes Ladies Fire Aux.

Janet is also survived by her 9 grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildren as well as by her siblings, Barbara Perkins of Bowdoinham, Natalie Smith of Brunswick, Vernon Yates of Apopka, FL and many nieces and nephews.
Janet was predeceased by her parents, her husband Roger Marshall, a son Wayne Marshall and a grandson Kevin Perkins.

There will be no funeral service at this time for Janet. A remembrance of her life will be held  in the spring at Forest Hill Cemetery in Dresden. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made to CHANS Hospice Care, 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, MeMARSHALLJanet

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Gordon Sherman

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On March 31st, this world lost a caring, loving and witty gentle giant, He was 67.
 
He was born in Gardiner Maine, May 23, 1949, son of Francis H. and Eleanor Brown Sherman.
 
Gordon lived his entire life in Richmond and could tell lots of tales about his boyhood.
 
He graduated from Richmond High School 1967, attended SMVTI and throughout the years took many courses at CMVTI.
 
He has worked as a chef, construction crew, loved operating any big machinery, State of Maine road crew, Superintendent of the sewer district, used car dealer, real estate agent and marine repair and transportation.
 
Gordon was a past member of the Richmond Fire Department, he served on the board of selectman, budget committee and the utilities district.  He was past Master of Village Masonic Lodge #26 formally Richmond Lodge.
 
On September 6, 1969 he married his best friend, soul mate and love of his life Ruth Brown. They shared 47 years.
 
Gordon was happiest when he was in the comfort of his home.  He always looked forward to family gatherings or friends visiting.
 
Survived by his wife Ruth, sons Andrew and Alton all of Richmond, His grandchildren and apple of his eyes Aurora and Connor Sherman of Albion. his brother Paul Sherman of Winthrop, In-laws who he loved dearly, David and Prudy Brown of East Pittston, Darryl and Norma Brown of West Gardiner, Beverly Brown of Augusta, special cousin and good friend Eric Wood of Boothbay, several nieces and nephews who always made his eyes sparkle.
 
He was pre-deceased by his parents, brother-in-law Keith Brown, several aunts and uncles.
 
His family would like to thank Chans Home Health and Hospice, he had wonderful care from some wonderful staff.  His nurse Pam was outstanding and Gordon looked forward to her visits.
 
At Gordon's request there will be no visiting hours or funeral services.
 
To honor his memory, please share a smile, give to the needy, share a hug, lend an ear and care about those less fortunate than yourself.
 
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
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Louise M. Huntington

Louise Huntington, 83, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 8th at Maine General Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Louise was born on October 16, 1933, one of Leroy and Ellen Robbins fourteen children. She was educated at local schools in Dresden, ME. In June of 1935 Louise married Lawrence Huntington and together they raised the 3 children in Richmond, Me.

In Louise’s early adult years she worked at the local shoe shop, cleaned private homes and was a baby sitter before becoming disabled.  Louise enjoyed spending time with her family, watching TV and eating out.

Louise is survived by her sister, Ida Sweney, her children Russell Huntington and his wife Irene, Denise Clavet and her husband Romeo, Barbara Gerard and her husband Roger, her grandchildren John, Joy, Jacob, Jeff, Alex, Chris, and Nick as well as her great grandchildren, MaKayla, Aca, Bella, and Preston.

Louise was predeceased by her parents, ex-husband Larry Huntington, 12 brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews.

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Peter D. Vickery

 

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Peter Douglas Vickery, 67, of Richmond, died at his home on the morning of Feb. 28, 2017 after an 18 month battle with cancer. He was born on Nov. 18, 1949 in Oxford, England to Walter Neef Vickery and Eugenia Belikoff Vickery.

Peter’s lifelong passion was birds. He was known throughout Maine and farther afield for his knowledge of Maine’s avifauna, past and present, and his unparalleled skills in field identification. He was also known for his love of sharing his knowledge and inspiring appreciation of birds in others, often inviting curious strangers to have a look through his telescope and explaining what he was looking at. And he was known and loved for his wide open heart, ready smile, warm hugs and enjoyment of all the wonders in the natural world.

Peter was educated at George School, a Quaker school in Bucks County, PA, and earned his B.A. in Literature from Connecticut College in1972. He later went on to develop his avocation into a life-time profession. He completed a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine, earning the award of Outstanding Graduate Student in 1994.  His research in avian ecology, most often focused on grassland birds in Maine, the northeast, Florida and Argentina, led to the publication of over 30 scholarly articles and books with colleagues and his graduate students. The mentoring of graduate students while adjunct faculty at U Mass. Amherst was one of his greatest joys. He is co-author with Jan and Liz Pierson of the popular Birder’s Guide to Maine.

Peter worked for Massachusetts Audubon Society for 23 years until 2001, first as natural history travel leader, leading trips to all seven continents, and then as Avian Ecologist for their Center for Biological Conservation. Since then he had divided his time between biological consulting, serving as instructor in avian ecology at Hog Island Audubon Camp in Bremen, and working on writing Birds of Maine, intended as the first systematic and thorough study of Maine’s birdlife since the classic and widely admired Maine Birds by Ralph Palmer in 1949. Covering 450 species of birds that have occurred in Maine and documenting the many changes that have occurred since the middle of the last century, this is truly the culmination of Peter’s life’s work. When he learned that he was unlikely to be able to complete this work because of his cancer diagnosis he gathered a distinguished team of co-authors to see it through to publication.

While Peter was, famously, always looking at birds, he also loved sports, both as an observer and participant, playing soccer in adult leagues until he was 50 when he took up biking and yoga as safer forms of exercise. He found time to coach his two sons’ peewee soccer teams, and later to root them on at every athletic event he could.

He enjoyed exploring and savoring the natural areas of Maine in all seasons, from fall shorebird migration on Lubec’s tidal flats or warblers on Monhegan Island, boat trips to see the seabirds and whales of the Gulf of Maine, to Christmas Bird Counts in Biddeford and Phippsburg. But his heart’s center was always Morse Mountain in Phippsburg to which he was first introduced by his wife Barbara when he was 15. Peter and Barbara spent as much time as possible there in the last 18 months of his life.

Peter’s passing leaves a giant hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. His boundless love, humor and zest for life will be most deeply missed by his wife of 47 years, Barbara St. John Vickery, his sons Gabriel and Simon, his brother Ian Vickery of El Dorado AR, his sister Barbara Skapa of Mt Vernon, ME, his aunt Anne Vickery of London, England, and his half siblings Carl, Eileen, Helen and Tina Vickery. He also will be greatly missed by the extended families of both Vickery and St. John families, a wide circle of friends and one very special Great Pyrenees, Bhalu.

Friends and neighbors in the Richmond area are invited to gather to remember Peter on Friday, March 3, 4-6 pm at Dinsmore Hall, 164 South Pleasant St., Richmond. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 pm at the Phippsburg Congregational Church on the Kennebec.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Birds of Maine Book Fund, Camden National Bank, 111 Main St., Richmond, ME 04357 for book design and art work costs.

 

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Grace E. Hunton

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