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2018 Obituaries

Kirk Alexander

AlexanderRICHMOND-Kirk E. Alexander, Jr “Kirky” or “Bub” 46, passed away on December 15, 2018 at his home in Richmond. He was born on November 10, 1972 in Brunswick to Kirk Sr. & Susan Mitchell Alexander.

Kirky grew up in Richmond Maine, where he attended Richmond High School. He worked as Marine Worm Digger for most of his life. Kirky was in the National Guard Army for 7 years.

Kirky enjoyed fishing, canoeing, computers, CB’s and most of all playing the guitar. He had many friends, but his best friend was his dog “Jasmine”. Kirky had a big smile and lots of laughter. Kirky’s favorite place to be was at his parents home.

Kirky is survived by his children: Kirk E. Alexander III (20) & Karissa E. Alexander (16) and April Armstrong the mother of his children, all of Augusta. His parents: Kirk and Susan Mitchell Alexander Sr., of Richmond. His sister: Alysia Alexander (love of his life) of Richmond. Nephews: Dustin Alexander and Braeden Lamoureux of Richmond and Nieces: Tayla Alexander and Adriana Lamoureux of Richmond.

Aunts & Uncles: Jane & Ernie Alexander, Laurie & John Boucher and Allen Mitchell of Richmond, Dennis Mitchell of Mount Vernon, Janice Hart of Arizona and Faye Wright of Alabama.

At the family’s request there will be no visiting hours or funeral service at this time.

The family wishes to thank the Richmond Police Department, the community, family and friends for their support.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Richmond Food Pantry 607-2777 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.kincerfuneralhome.com.

A Letter from Heaven

When tomorrow starts without me,

and I’m not here to see,

If the sun should rise and find your

eyes, filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry,

the way you did today,

While thinking of the many things,

we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me,

as much as I love you,

And each time you think of me,

I know you’ll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me,

don’t think we’re far apart,

for every time you think of me,

I’m right there in your heart.

Kirk’s Poem

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Roland E. Lord Jr

AUGUSTA – Roland E. Lord Jr., 93, passed away on December 16, 2018 at Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta. He was born May 19, 1925 in Brewer, Maine, the son of Roland E. and Lillith M. (Holman) Lord.

He served in the US Army as a PFC in the 88th Division, 3rd Regiment Infantry. He served in Italy where he received a Purple Heart, three Battle Stars, a Good Conduct Medal, and an Infantryman’s Badge of Honor. He served from September 14, 1943 to December 13, 1945.

In 1946, he married Mary E. James. Together they had five sons. He was predeceased by Kenneth, John, and Richard. He is survived by his son, David and his wife Carol of New Hampshire, and their two children, Dawn Maxim and Charles Lord. He is predeceased by their son, John. He is also survived by his son, Steven and his wife Cheryl and their two children, Jason Lord and Stacey (Lord) West.

After remarrying Betty Saindon he had another son, Eric Lord, and became step father to Betty’s children, Ernest and Ronald Saindon, and Lynn.

Roland Resided in Maine during the summer months and wintered in Zephyrhills, Florida until declining health when he decided to reside at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta.

At this time there will be no services. A graveside service will be held at the Village Cemetery in Bowdoinham in the Spring.

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Ruth M. Cuprak

Ruth CuprakRICHMOND - Ruth Marvin Cuprak, 94, of Richmond, Maine, died October 22, 2018, after a brief illness. Born 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, Ruth was the younger daughter of Rev. Ernest James Marvin and Henrietta Meyer.

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Mary Ann Kenney

AUGUSTA- Mary Ann Kenney, 67, of Hallowell died on December 7, 2018 in Augusta. She was born on October 19, 1951 in Portland Maine, the Daughter of Robert Chester and Beryl Louise (Harmon) Kenney.

Mary Ann lived at Uplift Inc. in Waterville, and also Volunteered at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center, She Worked for the Olive Garden as a busser.  She enjoyed flowers, jigsaw puzzles, doing crafts, animals, and helping others, visiting friends, and making key chains for everyone she loved, and especially her birthday.

She was predeceased by her father, Robert C. (Chet) Kenney, her mother Beryl Louise (Harmon) Kenney.

Brother, Robert William Kenney, Sister, Patricia Jean Allen,

Mary Ann is survived by Sister Peggy Berry of Buxton Maine, sister Penny Berrebi of Melbourne Florida , sister Polly Kenney of Glasgow Kentucky , her friend Bev Kelley.

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Henry C. Plouff Jr

Henry Plouff PicPORTLAND - Henry C. Plouff Jr. was born in Richmond, Maine September 30, 1930 to Juliet and Henry Plouff. Henry, with a wry smile to the end, lost his battle with cancer and passed away in Portland on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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Sheila A. Skelton

Sheila Skelton picBOWDOIN – Sheila A. Skelton, 78, of Bowdoin passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Central Maine Medical Center. She was born December 6, 1939 in Farmingdale, Maine the daughter of Daniel and Julia (Williams) Pender.

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Patricia A. Burrell

BOWDOINHAM – Patricia A. Burrell, 82, of Bowdoinham died on November 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.   She was born on June 25, 1936 in Brunswick, ME, the daughter of George E. and Marjorie A. (Stevens) Foster. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Burrell; her son and his wife, Stewart and Melinda Burrell; two grandchildren, Shylo Burrell and her husband Robert Prescott, and Ashley Burrell;  three great grandchildren, Eleanor Prescott, Benjamin Prescott and Ezra Burrell.

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John P. Joyce

JoyceRichmond-John P. Joyce, 86, of the Alexander Reed Rd., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at his home.

John was born in Freeport, NY., on August 2, 1932 the son of John and Mabel Joyce.

He always enjoyed baseball and basketball.  John met his wife Jacqueline at Jones Beach in New York.  They had just celebrated 63 years of marriage.

John also proudly served his country in the United States Army in Germany for two years.  He eventually worked and retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency of New York City after 27 years.

John and Jacqui retired in Maine as they love being surrounded by the peace and beauty of the area.

They belonged to St. Ambrose Church in Richmond for 23 years.

John was predeceased by his parents.  He is survived by his wife Jacqueline Joyce, sisters Rosemary Spencer and husband David, Kathleen Sullivan and husband Tom, brother William Joyce and wife Carol, sons Peter, Kenneth and wife Paula, daughter Kim Joyce, granddaughters Jacqueline and Taylor Capobianco.

Visiting hours will take place on Monday, November 5th from 10 to noon at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, November 5th at 1pm at St. Ambrose Catholic Church Kimball St. Richmond, Me 04357.

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

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Janice Baird

Damariscotta-Janice L. Baird, 68, of Alna, passed away October 27, 2018.  She resided at Cove's Edge in Damariscotta since 2014 where she touched many peoples lives, residents and staff alike. Everyone there will miss her and the life she brought to them.

She was born in Alna on January 1, 1950 the daughter of Robert and Louise Baird.

Janice attended graduated grade school in Alna and graduated Wiscasset High School in 1971.

She was a member of the Alna Baptist Church.  While at the church she performed the duties of sending Birthday and get well cards.

Janice loved music, singing, cookouts on the tailgate, family time, trips with her family to God's country to see moose, deer and beautiful scenery.  She especially loved spending time with her great nephews Dalton and Carter Taylor and her great niece Isabella Russomano.

She was predeceased by her mother Louise M. Baird of Alna and brother Bobby H. Baird Jr., also of Alna.  Janice is survived by her father Robert H. Baird of Alna, sister Carol A. Small and husband Alan of Alna, brother John R. H. Baird of Alna.  Also, Tim Pearson of Wiscasset whom she thought of as a brother.  She is also survived by nieces Kimberly A. Dubord and husband Mike of Nobleboro, Melissa L. Small and fiancee Rich Russomano of Augusta.

A service will be held at the Alna Baptist Church at a date to be determined.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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

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Mark Johnston

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Mark Kaye Johnston, 64 years old, passed unexpectedly in Richmond, Maine on Thursday evening, October 25, 2018. Mark was born in Portland, Maine on April 12, 1954 to Sonia Kaye Johnston and Thomas Finney Johnston. Mark graduated from Yarmouth High School in 1972 where he participated in soccer, was a member of the science club, the math team, the conservation club, National Honor Society, served as class vice president his Freshman year and class president his Junior year. He subsequently graduated from the University of Maine, Orono in 1977 with a degree in accounting and later became a Certified Internal Auditor.

Mark’s first career in banking involved internal auditing when he attained the Certified Internal Auditor certification, to be one of the first CIA’s in Maine (which he jokingly and proudly boasted about for obvious reasons to most), and coordinated bank audits for the Northeast Region of KeyCorp. During his latter banking years, he served as Senior Vice President of Administration for KeyBank of Maine.  After working in banking for 20 years, Mark then joined the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) in 1997 and he had been an integral part of their Senior Management team ever since.  Mark was first hired as KVCAP’s Youth Build and Housing Director, and was quickly promoted to Chief Financial Officer overseeing finance, information technology, and facilities.  Mark played a major role in the development of numerous projects, among them being the Gerald Hotel senior housing project, Cony Village, and assisting with the construction oversight of Educare Central Maine.  Mark loved working for KVCAP and believed wholeheartedly in its mission – to help people and families living in poverty to become more economically stable.  His work in community action was far reaching and his gift of making lasting friendships extended throughout Maine, New England and beyond.  He served on many committees; one near and dear to his heart was the Northern New England Community Action Conference Committee.  He always will be remembered for his generosity, humor and kind heart through the close friendships that he forged during his careers at KVCAP and KeyBank.

Outside of work, Mark was devoted to various local community organizations, among them the Boy Scouts of America, first as a teen, earning the highest attainable rank as Eagle Scout at the age of 16, later becoming committee chair while his son completed the program, and most recently, happily watching as both his grandsons continue the tradition.  He has served as a member on the board of Genesis Community Loan Fund in Bath, was a founding member, and President, of the Richmond Eldercare Coalition for 22 years, and the Treasurer of the Richmond Area Health Center for over 10 years.

In addition to these roles, Mark always found time to spend with his family, friends, and colleagues.  He enjoyed golfing, snowmobiling, entertaining, attending his grandson’s sporting events, and attending as many Red Sox games as he could. Most recently, he had also become intrigued by skydiving. But what he was most known for was his love for boating, whether it be "kickin back" on the Kennebec, exploring all of Maine's beautiful coast, or just spending the night under the stars rocking in the gentle waves.  He took pride in giving any and everyone tours while aboard his beloved Bayliner and dedicated every summer vacation to spending it cruising the water with his wife.  In addition, Mark also looked forward to his annual 'guys camping weekend' with his grandsons on Jewel Island every August.  His love for his family and friends will be everlasting.

Mark is predeceased by his parents, Sonia and Thomas Johnston, and is survived by his loving family: his wife, Pamela Vokes Johnston; son, Chad Johnston and wife,

Samantha Johnston of Dresden, ME and their sons, Benjamin and Jeremy Johnston; daughter, Sarah Johnston and partner, Nathan Roseberry of Richmond, ME; brother, Michael Johnston and wife Carol of Hershey, PA, and his sister, Maureen Johnston, and husband James Leslie of South Berwick, ME; and several nieces, nephews, distant family from the UK, and his best friends David and Jean Bushnell of Columbus, OH.

Please join us as we celebrate the life of Mark, on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at Kincer's Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, Maine.  Service hours will be 1-4pm with a reserved time for sharing and honorable speeches at 3pm.  A social gathering will follow at The Old Goat, on Main Street, Richmond, Maine, where light food, refreshments and spirits will be served -and where some may take comfort in celebrating Mark overlooking the Kennebec.

In lieu of flowers, we encourage those who wish to send donations to any of the three top organizations that are near and dear to his heart,
 
The Richmond Elder Coalition, care of Denise Gibbs at REC, 3 North Pleasant St, Richmond, Maine, 04357
The Richmond Area Health Center, care of Diane Crosby at RAHC, 24 Gardiner St, Richmond, Maine, 04357
The HOPE Fund, care of Suzanne Walsh at KVCAP, 5128, 97 Water St, Waterville, Maine, 04901
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Terry Yale

 

Terry Yale 1960sLITCHFIELD - Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend Terry Yale, 70, of Litchfield and Portland passed away in her sleep at Mercy Hospital in Portland in the early hours of Wednesday, Oct. 10, following a brief illness.

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James A. Kidder

Pittston-James Arnold Kidder, 72, of the Whitefield Rd., died at his home on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from Glioblastoma diagnosed May 30th.

He was born on February 27, 1946 the son of Arnold and Laura (Chapman) in Gardiner.

Jim graduated from Gardiner Area High School with the class if 1964.

On September 18, 1971 Jim married the love of his life "Diane" at Christ Church in Gardiner, Me.  On August 9, 1973 Jim and Diane were blessed with a beautiful daughter "Jodi Ann".

Jim's passion for cars started at an early age while in high school he was an active member of a local car club called the "Knights of the Overhead".  In more recent years he had been a member of Down East Street Rods.

Jim was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dresden, at one time a member of the Kora Shriners.  He was also a past commander of the U. S. Power Squadron and taught boating safety classes for many years through GAHS Adult Education.  Jim was one of the organizers for the "The Gassah Guys" at Winterport Drag Strip and was the initial "Flagman" for their race weekends for 11 years.  KidderJim enjoyed working on his street-rods, going to out of state car meets.  For many years Jim, Diane and Jodi enjoyed boating from their mooring in Linekin Bay in East Boothbay to Bar Harbor or to Kittery and all coastal places in between.  Jim also enjoyed a good prank!!

Jim worked for Central Maine Power Company, retiring after 37 years.  He also worked for Goodwill Industries for 10 years.  He most recently had been employed as a school bus driver for Cyr bus.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, a sister, nephew and a niece.  In January of this year he lost his father-in-law Richard S. Weeks who he thought a lot of.  He is survived by his wife Diane, daughter Jodi and son-in-law Pete and grandson Jared. Also, mother-in-law Connie Weeks, sister-in-law Roxanne and her husband Ed, brother-in-law Ron Weeks and his wife Davadell, niece Kari and her daughter Avary, nephew Joe and wife Daphne a their daughter Zoey, nephew Peter, several cousins, great nieces and great nephews.

Per Jim's request there will be no funeral services.  There will be a "Celebration of Life" for Jim on Saturday, October 20th at Pittston Fair Grounds Community Hall from 12 to 3pm.

In Jim's memory donations may be made to the Maine General Hospice, Augusta.

We would like to give special thanks to his hospice nurse "Donna".  To all his doctors and nurses throughout this journey since May 30, 2018.  Thank you "Samantha" for all your help and love.  All of our family and friends for their help and support and love.  Thank you, Diane and Jodi.

Thank you Jim for all your love throughout our years together. R.I.P

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

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Joyce K. Klimko

Klimko0Richmond-Joyce K. Klimko, 70, of Main St.,passed away on September 27, 2018 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

She was born on March 24, 1948 in Brunswick the daughter of Leroy and Irene Hart.

Joyce is survived by her husband Ken Klimko, daughter Samantha Klimko, son Shane Klimko, brothers Richard Hart, Roger Hart and their families, 4 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and 5 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, October 7th from 2 to 4pm at the American Legion Post 132 Carding Machine Rd., Richmond.

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

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Barbara P. Mount

IMG 9890Barbara Penney Mount, Age 76, passed on to become the brightest star in the sky, and in our hearts, Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 in Newburyport, Massachusetts. After living with her daughter and granddaughter for a year, Barbara spent this last year in the loving care of Country Center for Health and Rehabilitation. Barbara’s love of her family and friends kept her fighting hard against her battle against Myasthenia Gravis and Parkinson’s.

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Yvonne G. Reed

reedDresden-Yvonne G. Reed, 83, of the Cedar Grove Rd., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at her home with family and friends by her side.

She was born on January 7, 1935 in Dresden the daughter of Oscar and Lela Bailey.

Yvonne worked for the town of Dresden as a cook at the local elementary school for over 20 years.  She cared for many local children throughout the years.

She enjoyed cooking, fishing, camping, hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, going to church, picking strawberry and blueberries.

Yvonne was predeceased by her parents, 2 brothers and one sister.  Yvonne is survived by her husband of 66 years Francis "Gene" Reed of Dresden, son's Francis Reed Jr., of Virgnia, Richard Reed of Woolwich, Frank Reed of Dresden, Rodney Reed and wife Cathi of Topsham, and daughter Wanda Brown and husband Richard of Augusta,  9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Also, special friends Mary Collins and Kelly Newton Clark.

A funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 15th at 11am at Kincer Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank  Miles and St. Andrews Home Health and Hospice for the care provided to Yvonne.

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

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Gerard "Gerry" Therrien

therrienElkridge, Maryland-Gerard "Gerry" Therrien III, 34, formerly of Wayne Maine, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at his residence.

He was born on April 18, 1984 in Augusta the son of Gerard "Red" and Kim Therrien.  Gerry attended local Maranacook High Schools.

Gerry later attended the Towson University receiving his B.A., and a Masters Degree from Eastern Kentucky University.

Gerry enjoyed traveling, meeting new people and learning new things.  He enjoyed fishing, Patriots football, and particularly loved his church and Crossroads, a group within the church.

He worked for BP Lubricants, Oceaneering MARS International and Waco Aluminum as a health and safety officer.

Gerry was predeceased by his grandfather Gerard Therrien, Sr.  He is survived by his parents Kim and Red Therrien of Wayne, brother Scott and wife Meredith of NC, sisters Jessica Therrien Messier of MD, Karen Sciorilli and husband Brian of MD., maternal grandparents Lisa and David Cloutier of Augusta, paternal grandmother Annette Therrien of Gardiner, nieces Alison, Alexia, nephews Leo and Dominic.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, September 8th at noon at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church 130 Route 133 in Winthrop.  Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Wayne. A gathering will take place at the families home in Wayne following the burial.

In Gerry's memory donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 51 Blossom St. Boston , MA 02114

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

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Richard F. Dunbar Jr.

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Richard F. Dunbar Jr., 54 of Bowdoinham, died on September 1, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He is the son of Richard Dunbar Sr., and Elizabeth J Larner. Richard attended Mt. Ararat High School. He was currently self employed as a worm harvester and operated a firewood business. 
Richard enjoyed motorcycle riding, family vacations, spending time with family and friends. He is  survived by his father Richard Dunbar Sr., Stepmothers Ludivina Dunbar, Debbie Dunbar, his daughter Angela Despres, special friend Theresa Overmiller, grandsons Donovan Adams and Darian Smith, brothers Eric Nilsson, Isaac Larner, Joey Dunbar, sisters Roberta Nilsson, Lorraine MacGowan, Carol Lannon, Barbie Nilsson, Candy Dunbar, and many friends. He was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth Larner, brother Jeremy Larner, and son Robert Despres.

A graveside service will be held at the Bayview Cemetery in Bowdoinham on Thursday, September 6th at 3pm. Flowers may be sent to Kincer Funeral Home.

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Francis Ackerman

ackermanPORTLAND - Francis Edward Ackerman passed away on Aug. 12, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Born in Washington D.C. on Dec. 2, 1951, Francis, or "Kicky" as he was called by family and friends, was the son of Edward and Adrienne Ackerman. The family moved to a mountainside in the Vaud, Switzerland, in 1960 for alpine air to remedy his childhood illnesses. At the age of 10, he began his formal education at boarding school in England; first at King's Mead in Sussex; then winning a scholarship to the ancient school of Charterhouse in Surrey, followed by Bedales in Hampshire. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge in 1973 and later earned his J.D. from Boston University in 1979.

Having known each other all their lives, Francis married Anne Marie (Pusti) Buschardt of Holte, Denmark in 1983 after a five-year courtship. They lived in Boston, Copenhagen, and Paris, before moving to Maine in 1985. Settling in an old farmhouse that Francis named 'Bushwhack Farm,' Pusti created beautiful gardens and Kicky explored and tended the "back forty." Here they raised their three children, Cecilia, Anna, and Peter. Over the years, they cultivated many friendships. Kicky was a gracious host with a special flair for creating festive celebrations. Pusti and Kicky saw eye-to-eye on life values, and together made Pusti's Danish upbringing a central part of their family, often bringing it to the wider community. Kicky was Pusti's best friend and the love of her life.

Francis worked as Assistant Attorney General of Maine in Augusta; he subsequently served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Maine for several years. He was respected for his thoughtfulness as a lawyer; the quality of his legal writing, his presentations in court, and his negotiations with opposing lawyers. The legal work about which he cared most were cases that protected people from bias-motivated violence and cases that held businesses accountable to play by the rules, in both anti-trust and consumer protection. For Francis, the practice of law was an extension of his commitment to progressive principles of fairness and justice. Francis did not count his victories or seek praise. It was enough for him to know that, as a result of his work, a family became safe from violence, or a business was required to compete fairly.

Francis retired in 2008. Though many people couldn't tell, he had already had Parkinson's Disease for eight years. Together he and Pusti faced the indescribable complexities of the disease with optimism and courage. By maintaining a life as unchanged as possible for their family, they continued regular travels to Switzerland and Denmark, with visits to the UK, France, and even Morocco. His way of fighting the disease was to challenge it in return: playing ping pong and soccer avidly, climbing Mount Katahdin in Maine and Dents du Morcles in the Alps. In the last decade of his life, Francis and his sister, Julia, co-authored a historical novel. Inspired by a 13th century Icelandic saga, he was fully committed to this endeavor and their tale gave voice to his spiritual journey and wide-ranging imagination. Writing had always been one of his greatest joys.

To his children, Francis was "Far." A loving and devoted father, he taught his children the importance and joy of imagination. He made the world a magical place, where everything had unexpected narratives and came alive. They will especially remember his amazing capacity to write original songs for every birthday and special occasion, waking up to the aroma of his blueberry pancakes, playing games of all sorts together, and his love for their mother.

He is remembered by friends and family across the world for his love of storytelling, proverbs, literature, recitation and song; his fluency with language, whether English, French, or Danish; his old-world intellect, charm and wit; his curiosity and generosity toward friends and strangers alike; and his belief in fighting injustice and helping those who are most vulnerable.
Francis is survived by his wife of 35 years, Anne Marie Buschardt of Augusta, Maine; by his three children, Cecilia Ackerman, Anna Ackerman, and Peter Ackerman; by his four siblings, Helen Weston Ackerman, Julia H. Ackerman, Justin Ackerman, and Tippy Ackerman; his nieces and nephews, Damien Petty, August Popkin, Clair Popkin, Anouk Ackerman, Aurelie Baroni-Ackerman, and Jayden Xu-Ackerman; his five Danish brothers-in-law and their spouses, Peter and Kirsten Buschardt, Jan and Joan Buschardt, Anders and Manuela Buschardt, Claus and Gitte Buschardt, Jacob and Mireille Buschardt, and 11 nieces and nephews in Denmark and Switzerland.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Harrington Meeting House, 278 Harrington Road, Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the:
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

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Clyde E. Sirois

Clyde Sirois PicPITTSTON – Clyde E. Sirois, 74, of Pittston died on August 11, 2018. He was born in Gardiner, ME on May 8, 1944, the son of Carolyn (Bailey) Sirois and grew up in the Dresden area.

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Margaret "Margie" McMullen

MargyBowdoinham-Margaret "Margie" E. McMullen, 79, of the Fisher Rd. passed unexpectedly of Friday, August 10, 2018 at a local hospital.

She was born on October 30, 1938 the daughter of William and Ottalie Gile.

Margie along with her husband Patrick McMullen were the owner operators of Rock-A-Dry Baby Diaper Service and Bowdoinham Linen. She also worked for a time at Capt. Mikes Seafood in Brunswick.

Margie enjoyed traveling, reading, going out to lunch with the girls, volunteering at the Bowdoinham Food Pantry, and especially time spent with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a long time member of the Eastern Star Electa Chapter #2 of Bowdoinham and the Bowdoinham Food Pantry.

Margie was predeceased  by her husband Patrick McMullen and her parents.  She is survived children Gile McMullen of Bowdoinham, Beth Owens of Virginia, Amy Wilson and husband John of Orrs Island, Patricia McMullen of New Hampshire, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, August 16th from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home.  A funeral service will take place on Friday, August 17th at 11am also at the funeral home.  A burial will follow at the Village Cemetery, Bowdoinham.  A gathering will follow at the Village Lodge in Bowdoinham.

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

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Cheryl Ann Loon

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Richmond-On August 10, 2018 in the early hours of the morning, Cheryl or “Shebsie” as Dad loved to call her, passed away with her adoring husband of 55 years and four children close by her side.

Cheryl, was born on October 4, 1943 to Lenore and Ronald Gallagher, she attended Gardiner Area High School. Cheryl was one of nine children, she adored her brothers and sisters: Dicky, Jackie, Diane, Donnie, Ronald, David, Bonnie and Earl.

Soon after school she met the love her life Lewis Ronald Loon whom she loved to call “Ronnie.” The two built a beautiful loving marriage, life and home for their four Children. Mom was a devoted wife and mother she kissed her husband every morning, created a home where dinner was on the table every night and instilled in her children the value of family. She is survived by her eldest doting daughter Jolene Benner “her sweet Jody”; son Lewis Charles or as mom referred to him “my Chucky” and wife Sherrie Loon; son Lewis Donald “or my little Lewie” and wife Bethany Loon and her youngest daughter, Laurisa Ann Loon “my little Bippy” and husband Chad Clark. She was blessed with six beautiful grandchildren who were the light of her life that she adored and loved as her own: Marissa Loon, Ashley and Amber Loon, Benjamin Loon and Luke and Beau Clark.

Cheryl, was self-employed as a child care provider for over 20 years on Boynton Street taking care of many children over the year’s right up until her passing taking care of her youngest grandson her little Beau. You could always find them side by side laughing and joking and shopping online together.

Cheryl, had a strong love of family and her Irish heritage that she instilled in her children and grandchildren. Mom loved to say “if you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough” or “there are two types of people in the world the Irish and those that wish they were” needless to say St. Patrick’s Day was a gathering filled with family, love and laughter and her traditional Irish dinner. The holidays were her favorite bringing us all together from the Fourth of July parties to the extravagant Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, going away for vacations at camp and trips to Connecticut with not only her children and grandchildren but her loving sister Bonnie and her family. Mom’s infectious laugh and love for tricks and jokes kept our home alive, she embodied the saying Live, Love and Laugh. Mom was the rock of the family, there was nothing she wouldn’t do for her children and family.

My precious mother is no longer here but the world gained a beautiful angel. I can hear my mom leaving us with this Irish Blessing: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may god hold you in the palm of his hand.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 15 at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant Street Richmond from 11a.m. to 1p.m. A graveside service will follow at the Cotton Cemetery. All are welcome to attend a celebration of her wonderful precious life at her daughter’s home at 110 Main Street, Richmond, ME 04357.

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Gilson Cole McKenney II

McKenneyGilson Cole McKenney II ended his earth walk unexpectedly on Aug. 6, 2018. He was born on June 1, 1958 in Gardner, Mass., the only son of Natalie Yale Harrington and Gilson Cole McKenney. He spent his early years on a small dairy farm in Ashburnham, Mass. In his early teens the family moved to a larger dairy farm in Richmond, Maine. Gil graduated from Richmond High School and went on to the University of Maine in Orono to study agriculture. Most of his jobs were in that field.

In the new millennial Gil met the love of his life, Dawn Charlonne. They settled down to a nice life on Pleasant Pond where they enjoyed music and partying and their little Corgi dogs. Last year they downsized and moved to Winthrop for a simpler lifestyle.

Gil is survived by his beloved Dawn Charlonne, 4 sisters, Barbara McKenney, Wendy Harrington, Terry Yale and her husband David Kamila, all from Maine, and Lee McKenney from Arizona. Also 4 nieces, 2 nephews and 4 great nephews all from Maine.

A Celebration of His Life will be held at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond at 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2018. Colorful attire is suggested.

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Matrona Wdowin

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Matrona Wdowin (Lepuschenko), 1928-2018

HALLOWELL-Matrona Wdowin passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on August 7, 2018 at Maine General Medical Center.  She left this life as she lived her life – with God in her heart, surrounded by her loving family and wanting to feed everyone. To the very end, she was very sharp minded and still in charge of her care.

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Betty J. Moody

Betty Moody picRICHMOND - Betty Jean (York, Dow, Silk) Moody of Richmond and Bar Harbor died peacefully at home on Aug 2, 2018 after a long battle with emphysema. She was born Aug 29, 1941 in Hartland, ME, the daughter of Woodrow W. and Doris L. (Walker) York.  

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Kathleen Ahearn

KathleenAhearnHeadshotOakland-Kathleen (Kathi) Ahearn, 60, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018

at home after a long illness surrounded by her family.

She was born on September 30, 1957 in South Portland the daughter of Clinton “Bud” A. Shaw and Lois J. Palmer.

Kathi graduated from Winslow in the Class of 1975.  She was a member of Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, Stitching Witches Quilting Group, Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Pink Panters Susan G Komen 3 Day Walkers and a Notary Public.

She enjoyed quilting, walking, hiking, kayaking, looking for sea glass, volunteering as a puppy raiser for NEADS, and sunsets on East Pond.

Kathi formally worked as a Church Administrator at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, and Human Resource Manager at Eye Care of Maine Waterville, SHRM Certified Professional

Kathi was predeceased by her parents Clinton Shaw, Lois Palmer, Stepfather Edgar Palmer, Father in-law Joseph Ahearn, and Brother in-law David Ahearn.

She is survived by her husband Tim of Oakland, Son Matthew of Northport, Daughter Meghan of Orlando, Brother Jeffrey Shaw, Stepmother Joanne Shaw, Howard Crosby and Spouse Ann, Wanda Farley and Spouse Marvin, Mother in-law Geneva Ahearn, Sister in-law Wendy Porter and Spouse Donnie, Brother in-law Stephen Ahearn and Spouse Hillary, Brother in-law Keith Ahearn, Brother in-law Kevin Ahearn and partner Daniel, many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and reception will be held at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church 61 Pleasant Street Waterville, ME 04901 on Saturday the 11th of August at 2:00 PM.

Donations in Kathi’s name may be made to the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church or Maine General Health Walk for Hope. The family thanks the staff of Maine General Hospice for their thoughtful care, which allowed Kathi to remain home in the lake house she loved.

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

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David A. Acker

Bowdoinham-David A. Acker, 65, passed peacefully Wednesday, August 1, 2018 with the love of his life, wife Barbara of 42 years, by his side as she always was.

David was born October 7, 1952 in Sanford, Maine the son of Albert and Beverly Acker.

David was an elementary school student in the Coombs School in Bowdoinham and Graduated from Brunswick High School in 1970. He served his country as an Aviation Radioman for 4 years in the United States Navy. David and Barbara were married on Valentine’s Day 1976.

David worked at Bath Iron works as an electrician for 23 years before starting Ackers Acres Disc Golf in 2002.

David loved his little piece of heaven on Dingley Road and Disc Golf was a perfect way for him to share it with the public. He treated every player as if they were a guest in his home. His courses are renowned in the Disc Golf Community, but not as much as his kindness, generosity and his ability to make everyone he spoke to feel special.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Acker of Bowdoinham, son Allen Acker and his wife Kate, 3 grandchildren he loved so much Nella, Maeve and Henry Acker of Bowdoinham, parents Albert D. Acker and Beverly F. Acker of Bowdoinham, sister Patricia Acker-Bailey and her husband David of Mechanicsburg, Pa., brothers Edward Acker of South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Kenneth Acker of Scarborough, Maine and Douglas Acker and his wife Laurie of Gardnerville, Nevada. He is also survived by Barbara’s siblings Charles, Tony, Louise, Sara, Cathy and Mary who were an important part of his life along with their spouses, significant others, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who were loved by him.

There will be a Celebration of life Saturday, September 1st at 11am at Ackers Acres Disc Golf with lunch to follow. Thank you all for your Love and Support.

He will be immensely missed by many, many people.

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

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Velva J. Lamoreau

VelvaPittston-Velva J. Lamoreau, 91, died on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at her daughter’s residence.

She was born on June 6, 1927 in St. John Plantation, Maine the daughter of John and Cora Gardner.

Velva attended schools in the Allagash through the 8th grade. Her family migrated to central Maine. As an adult, she attended night school at Gardiner Area High School to attain her high school diploma. She retired from the State of Maine having worked many years at the Maine State Hospital. She and her husband, Charles, Sr. ran a boarding home for many years caring for first State patients, then Veterans. They made the boarders an integral part of their big family and taught their children many valuable lessons through the years of their service. Their home was a real home to the people that came into their home.

She was an exceptional person to all who knew and loved her. She was a strong woman, a faithful believer in God and the teachings of the Bible. She tried to instill this faith in her children and grand-children. She enjoyed camping, fly fishing, making bread, card and board games, family gatherings and listening to hymns. To the children she was known as “Gram,” “Grammy,” and even “Crazy Grammy Lamoreau of Pittston” for her wit, spirit and the joy she took in playing tricks on the grand and great-grandchildren. Most recently, she was referred to as “Grammy Larrio” due to Lamoreau being a difficult name for a toddler to pronounce.

Velva was and will continue to be loved and missed by her family and others who knew her.

Velva was predeceased by her parents, husband Charles Lamoreau, brothers Bernard Gardner, Glazier Gardner, sisters Beaula Gardner, Elizabeth Gardner, brother in-law and fishing buddy Hubert Carter Sr., son in-laws Fred Falvo Sr., and Cedric Novy. 

She is survived by her daughters Sharon Falvo of Pittston, Ellen Novy of West Gardiner, Betty Tibbetts and husband Larry of Topsfield, Brenda Degen and husband Barnie of Gardiner, son's Charles Lamoreau Jr and wife Barbara of Winthrop, John Lamoreau Sr., and wife Diane of Monmouth, Robert Lamoreau and wife Marlene of Pittston, Paul Lamoreau Sr., and wife Karen of West Gardiner, sister Eunice Carter of Augusta, sister in-law Elizabeth Lamoreau of Lincoln, 33 grandchildren, many great grandchildren a few great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, July 30th from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 31st at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Ridge Cemetery, Bowdoinham.  A gathering following graveside the service will be at American Legion on Carding Machine Road, Richmond.

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

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Gladys I. Leet

leetLitchfield-Gladys I Leet, 93, of the Richmond Rd., died on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Marshwood Nursing Home, Lewiston.

She was born on November 2, 1924 the daughter of John and Helen Ridley.

Gladys was predeceased by her parents, son Roy Leet Jr., several brother and sisters.  Gladys is survived by her son's Robert Leet, Russell and wife Georgia, Raymond and wife Bonnie, daughters Betty Lewis and husband Bob, Caroline Quiron all of Litchfield, also daughters Patricia Pratt of Bowdoinham, Elaine Fealtman and husband Jim of Massachusetts, several  brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 21st at 11am at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Litchfield.

In her memory donations may be made to the Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice

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

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William C Webber

BillThere has been a big party in heaven to welcome Bill Webber, where he's happy to be reunited with family and friends. William C. Webber was born January 15, 1933, in Weymouth, MA, to Charles Sumner Webber, MD, and Helen L. Clement Webber, RN. A new sibling for his 3 year old sister Nancy Jane Webber (Thompson).

Let’s put that year into perspective. 1933 was the worst year of the depression. Only 1 in 4 had a job and the average wage was $20 a week. The average new house cost $5,750; monthly rent might be $18. A new Plymouth cost about $450; a pound of ground beef, 11 cents.

That winter many US states hit record low temperatures and Oymyakon, USSR recorded -90 F. Tom Yawkey bought our beloved Red Sox for $1.2 million. The movie King Kong premiered, prohibition was repealed, the chocolate chip cookie and board game Monopoly were invented, and The Lone Ranger started what would be its 21-year run on the radio.

George V was the King of England, Hitler was the Chancellor of Germany, Mussolini was the Prime Minister of Italy and Herbert Hoover was our President. Famous people born this same year: Joan Collins, Larry King, Yoko Ono and Willie Nelson.

After his father's death on May 16, 1934, Bill's mother moved with Bill and his sister Nancy, three years older, to Maine where the children grew up. Bill loved sailing and fishing on Cobbosseeccontee with their Aunt Ruth. He graduated from Winthrop HS, class of 1952, with plans to go into animal husbandry.

Instead Bill became a medic in the Korean War and served in the Army Third Division, called the “Fire Brigade” due to their rapid response to crisis. After the war, he took advantage of the GI Bill of Rights to study accounting at Gates Business School. Later he accepted a position as a Maine State Auditor.

There isn’t a whole lot to tell you about Bill's childhood because he simply could not remember. When his head was split open in the war, doctors said he would be a vegetable. However, he and the Good Lord had a different plan. He learned to walk and talk all over again. If you saw him years later, the only visible sign of the trauma was a serious scar nicely covered by thick black hair, always slicked into place.

That was not the only time Bill almost died. Once he fell from a roof he was replacing on a relative's house s and walked away with only scratches from barbed wire and hay stubble. Oh, and there was that time with the chainsaw.

Bill and his then wife Sandy owned a commercial maple syrup business on Voter Hill in Farmington, Maine, winning “Best Maple in Maine” three years in a row before they stopped entering because participation was declining. He also raised strawberries commercially, kept honeybees until a bear had other plans, but that’s another story.

We who love him have been lucky that he was tough as he was, but also gentle. He loved family, friends, pets, stories, boats and scotch. He often had a contagious smile for someone who might have lost theirs or a story to share about adventures with friends like Mike Hersom in his younger years, or Fr. Rod Potter or maybe about blowing things up with his explosives expert friend Francis Filaroska, hunting, trapping or plowing snow.

Bill loved his friends and was always proud of his four children: Charles “Chuck” Sumner Webber, David “Chip” Michael Webber, Bruce Howard Webber and Sharron Clement Webber Halpert and his seven grandchildren, Daniel Michael Webber, Dylan Lucas Webber, Miriam Hope Webber, Briana Clement Webber, Aiden Nile Webber, Giacoby Sumner Halpert and Carson Solomon Halpert. We are very excited to meet his great grandchild this winter.

He loved them all and would tell them so regularly. He also leaves behind his beloved companion, Edna Beers, without whom we would have lost him a lot sooner. The list of family members would not be complete without including Shunk, Sheba, Lucky, Black and Buddy. If people were as loyal and loving as these dogs, our world would be an amazing place.

Bill sang with the SPBQSA (Barbershop Quartet) and enjoyed dancing. He was an avid Red Sox fan and Patriots fan. He was a member of the American Legion Post 132, the Korean War Veterans Assn. and Disabled American Veterans. He was actively involved in his church as a member of the Bishops Committee. He served on the Board of Directors for the North American Maple Syrup Council and was a founding member of the Mt. Blue Chordsman Barbershop chorus in Farmington, Maine.

For the last four years Bill had been a patient at Patriots Place at Togus, the VA hospital in Augusta, Maine. His family would like to thank the staff and volunteers for all their love and attention. We know they will miss his flirtatious banter and contagious smile.

A service with military honors will take place Monday, July 9th at noon at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Civic Center Dr. Augusta.  A celebration of his memorial will take place later this summer. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on that.

Memorial gifts are suggested to be sent to the Travis Mills Foundation. This organization supports veterans combat injured veterans and their families. You can call them at 207-480-3490 or visit travismills.org.

If you want to honor him, help someone who needs to smile. Crack joke, lend a hand, pay them a compliment or just share a smile and think of Bill. Then raise a scotch, count your blessings, tell a story and smile as you think of him.

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Robert D. Despres

DespresPortland-Robert D. Despres, 26, of Bowdoinham, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

He was born on June 29, 1992 the son of Theresa Overmiller of Augusta and Richard Dunbar Jr. of Bowdoinham.

Robert enjoyed horse riding, 4 wheeling and music.

Robert is survived by his parents, a sister Angela Despres, nephews Donovan Adams and Darien Smith.

A graveside service will take place on Friday, July 6th at 1pm at Bay View Cemetery, Bowdoinham.

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

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Harry Van Buren Jr.

VanBuren1West Bath-Harry E. VanBuren JR., 75, died peacefully June 27, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones after a long bout with illness.

Harry was a lifetime member of Maine and the son of Gertrude M. Leavitt and Harry E. Van Buren SR.

Harry was a devout Christian. He enjoyed singing Karaoke and playing his guitars with his many friends. He also was an avid outdoorsman, also enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a friendly and loving man who never met a stranger.

Harry was a Veteran of the Army National Guard and worked for the Bath School District for more than 20 years.

Harry was predeceased by a brother George. He was also predeceased by a brother by heart, Leon (Sonny) Doyle. Harry was a widower from the love of his life Sandra Stevens. He is survived by 5 children, 5 step children, and a sister Rose of California. His Legacy will live on in his multitude of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Services will be held at the East Brunswick Baptist Church on Saturday, July 7th at 9 AM with a gathering to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association in his name.

Special thanks to the Chans and Hospice teams for taking such great care of Harry.

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

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Allen M. Cherkis

cherkisDresden-Allen M. Cherkis, 79, of the Calls Hill Rd., passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his home.

He was born on December 6, 1938 in Philadelphia, Pa the son of Nathan and Loretta Cherkis.

Allen proudly served his country in the United States Navy, retiring after 23 years of service as a Chief Petty Officer. He later worked for Lockheed as a senior technician.

Allen was a member of the Knights of Columbus and chairman of the Dresden Republican Committee.

He enjoyed walking in the woods on his property, swimming with dolphins off the coral reefs of St. Croix, and spending time with his family, especially his wife Marina.

Allen is survived by his wife Marina Cherkis, son’s Allen E., Richard D., John S., Steven M., David B. Cherkis. He is also survived by many beloved grandchildren Cyra, Ryan, Jaid, Eli, Baylee, Brewster, Maddi, Allen (little Al), Andrew, Aaron, Amanda, Christina, Tyler, Dylan, Julia, great grandchildren Gavin and Kylie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 26th at 11am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Richmond

In Allen’s memory donations may be made to: www.alsa.org ALS Association Northern New England Chapter.

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

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Thomas S. Manduca

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THOMAS SCOTT MANDUCA, 55, of Dresden and Monmouth, Maine died on Friday, June 8, 2018 unexpectedly at work in Skowhegan, ME. Tom was born on April 14, 1963 in York, Maine to William J. and Jeannine Y. (Dionne) Manduca. 

He served as the head swim coach for the Auburn/Lewiston YMCA as part of the Maine State YMCA Swim League, Executive Board of Maine Swimming, Inc., and the Maine Swimming Hall of Fame Committee. Other memberships
included the Saco River Jazz Band, the Monmouth Fish and Game Club, Scout leader in Boy Scout Troop 654 of Monmouth, and Shop Steward of the IBEW Local 2327. 

Tom's life passions were swimming, playing jazz guitar and bass, hiking, being a licensed Ham radio operator (KB1OUG), and watching the Boston Celtics. He also enjoyed travel and reading related to U.S. Civil War history. 

For over 20 years, Tom worked in the telecommunications industry as a technician with Consolidated Communications, Fairpoint Communications, Verizon, Bell Atlantic, and NYNEX. Additionally, he worked as an
assistant manager for the Augusta Water District Filtration Plant. He served his country honorably on active duty from 1995 - 1990 as a Navy First Class Machinist's Mate on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN69) and various senior enlisted positions as a drilling reservist until the early 2000's. 

His life's passion was as a youth swim coach and instructor for nearly 25 years. 

Tom is survived by his wife, Karen (Emerson) Manduca; Daughter: Laura Manduca; Sons: David and Joseph Manduca; Oldest Brother: William A. Manduca and wife Jean of Knoxville, TN; Sisters-in-law: Tammy Manduca of Augusta, ME., Sandy Perkins of Madison, ME., and Theresa Merchant of Somesville, ME.; Uncles: Ted and Frank Manduca of Old Orchard Beach; Aunts: Beth Conley of New Bern, NC, Anita Labbe of Auburn, ME; Cousins:
Mark Manduca, Rosandra Manduca, John and Brian Conley, Pam Ouimette, and Patti Labbe. 8 nieces and nephews and 5 grand nieces and nephews. 

Tom was predeeased by his parents William J. Manduca and Jeannine Y. (Dionne) Manduca; Younger brothers: Russell and Michael; and nephews: Kyle and Tyler Manduca. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, ME. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Jun 14, 11am at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Augusta, ME. 
The family requests that donations be made in Tom's memory to the Auburn
Lewiston YMCA'S Aquatics Program. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St.Richmond, ME www.Kincerfuneralhome.com

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Clayton G. Mitchell

Clayton MitchellWOOLWICH - Clayton G. Mitchell, 91, of Woolwich, ME died on May 25th,
2018 at his home in Woolwich.

He was born September 19, 1926 the son of Caleb R. and Helen G. Mitchell
of Bowdoinham.

He was a member of Village Lodge Masons in Bowdoinham for 70 years.

He liked woodworking, making furniture, and metal fabrication. He
greatly enjoyed his family and grand kids.

After serving in the Navy and graduating from the University of Maine at
Orono he pursued a career as an engineer at the Portsmouth Naval
Shipyard for 32 years.

Clayton was predeceased by his wife Hazel B. Mitchell.

He was survived by his sons, Loy B. Mitchell and wife Kathleen; Rod B.
Mitchell and wife Rosemary; four grandchildren, and three great
grandchildren.

A celebration of life will take place on Thursday, June 14th at 6pm at
the funeral home with masonic services being presented by Village Lodge,
Bowdoinham.

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

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Geraldine M. Skinner

Geraldine Skinner picPLEASANT HILL, IA - Geraldine Mae Skinner, 92, passed away on February 22, 2018.  Geraldine spent the last years of her life under the able care of the staff at Parkridge Specialty Care in Pleasant Hill, Iowa and Trinity Center at Luther Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Thomas C. O'Brien

TomBrunswick-Thomas C. O'Brien, 73, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Freeport Nursing Home with his family by his side.

He was born in Illinois on January 18, 1945 the son of Eugene and Doris O'Brien.

Tom enjoyed being a member of the Mason's Village Lodge #26 in Bowdoinham.

Tom was predeceased by his parents and a brother Bill O'Brien. He is survived  by his wife of 29 years JoElla O'Brien of Brunswick, daughters Raven Wing of Brunswick, Molly O'Brien of West Bath, son Dan O'Brien of Illinois, sisters Jane and Judy, and 6 grandchildren.

Per Tom's request there will not be any funeral services.

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

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Alan W. Sweeney

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Richmond-Alan W. (Tink) Sweeney, 75, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018 at his home.

He was born in Brunswick May 28, 1942 to Wesley R. and Evelyn B. Sweeney of Bath. Alan grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High in 1962.

Alan married his love of life Brenda Sargent from Weare, NH May 24,1969.

He joined the United States Navy and served 20 years proudly retiring in April 1984 as a Mess Management Chief Petty Officer.

Alan was a Master Mason for over 50 years and was a member of the York Rite, the Scottish Rite and most of the appending bodies. His home lodge was Polar Star #114, Dunlap Commandery #5 of Bath. Alan was also member of Kora Shriners and the American Legion Post 132 of Richmond.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, cake decorating, fishing, hunting and traveling.

After retiring from the USN he decided to try different jobs until he went back to his passion of making baked goodies. Alan owned Honey Buns Bakery in Lisbon Falls 1992-1994 due to health issue had to sell and worked for the Brunswick Sewer District.

Alan was predeceased by his parents Wesley & Evelyn Sweeney and brother Donald Sweeney.

Alan is survived by his wife Brenda of Richmond, Daughter, Teena Sweeney of Bath, Son, Alan Sweeney of Guilford, CT., his Grand girls, Mia, Isabella and Eliza Sweeney of Guilford, CT., brother Robert & his wife Cheryl Sweeney of Topsham, ME. Several Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

From Alan (Tink): It’s been a trip, friends.

Thank you to my family, friends and complete strangers who have made life so interesting. Bye, for now, until we meet again.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Shriners’ Children Hospital 51 Blossom St. Boston, Ma 02114 or Knights of Templar Eye Fountain 1033 Long Prairie Rd. Suite 5 Flower Mound Texas 75022

A memorial service will be Saturday, May 12th 1:00 PM at Kincer Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME 04357. Burial with military honors will take place on Monday, May 21st at noon at the Niche wall Maine Veterans Cemetery Civic Center Dr. Augusta, Me 04330.

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Jean L. Andrews

Jean Lyndes Andrews Obit PictureYarmouth-Jean Lyndes Andrews, 91, died April 22, 2018 in Yarmouth, Maine. Jean was born on March 21, 1927 in Ludlow, Massachusetts and grew up in nearby Indian Orchard. She was the daughter of Stanley H. and Evelyn (Martin) Lyndes. Jean graduated from Green Mountain College and attended the University of New Hampshire.

In 1947 Jean married Edward C. Andrews Jr. Jean and Ed lived in Maryland while Ed finished medical school and they quickly had five children. In 1958 they moved “home” to Vermont, where Jean raised their family and supported Ed in his career at the University of Vermont, where he eventually became dean of the College of Medicine and later president of the university. In 1975 they moved to Maine, where Ed was president of the Maine Medical Center in Portland until his retirement in 1988.

Jean always focused on putting others at ease and making them feel welcome and comfortable. She was intensely interested in people and had a warm and unobtrusive way of learning everyone’s life story. She was a great cook whose fish chowder and Thanksgiving dinners were particularly renowned. She loved children and dogs and always greeted every baby and toddler she met at the grocery store. She played the piano, especially at birthdays and holidays, and in recent years played the oldies for the residents in her assisted living facility. She was an avid reader who loved biography and history, and was deeply interested in the visual arts, especially painters of Maine and Vermont. She had a great sense of humor and kept those around her laughing until the end.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and by her brother Milton “Skeeter” Lyndes. She is survived by her children Leslie Freeman and her husband Jim of Richmond, Maine, Dawn Andrews of Cabot, Vermont, Dale Wadhams and her husband John of Burlington, Vermont, Ted Andrews and his wife Deb of Casco, Maine, and Scott Andrews of Charlotte, Vermont along with her twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and eight nieces and nephews and their families.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bay Square in Yarmouth for the wonderful care and friendship they gave Jean and to Chans Hospice for their support near the end. Donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Good Shepherd Food Bank, P.O. Box 1807, Auburn, Maine 04211 or the Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington Street, Barre VT 05641.

No services will be held.

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

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Arthur N. Garland

Arthur Garland picBOWDOINHAM – Arthur N. Garland, 78, of Bowdoinham passed on Monday, April 23, 2018 at his home. He was born on November 18, 1939 in Bangor, ME, the son of Nelson and Debra (Holland) Garland.

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Dorene Gearhart

Gearhart picPITTSTON – Dorene “DoDo” Gearhart, 71, of Pittston passed away April 10, 2018 at her home.

Dorene was born on November 19, 1946 in Gardiner, Maine.

She married Fred Gearhart on December 24, 1979 in Portland, Oregon.

Dorene was predeceased by her parents, John and Edna (Savage) McDougall; her foster parents, Ester Frey Herrick, John Frey, James Herrick; and two brothers, George and Roger, and four sisters, Elaine, Margie, Annie, and Cynthia.

She is survived by her husband, Fred Gearhart of Pittston; her son, Tony Davis of Brunswick; one brother, Walter; and four sisters, Pat, Nancy, Judy, and Mary.

A Remembrance Service will take place at a later date.

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Duane Powers

Duane Allen Powers

RUMFORD – Duane Allen Powers, 54, passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2018. He was born in Rumford on December 25, 1963, the son of Harry and Roxalynn Eaton Powers. He married Jill Elizabeth MacMaster of Gardiner on April 28, 1996.

Duane grew up in Rumford and graduated from Rumford High School in 1983. He later graduated from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute and became certified as a drinking water technician. He worked for several water districts, including Brunswick, Augusta, Kennebec, and Dixfield before moving to Petersburg, Alaska, with his family where he served for six years as water superintendent before retiring and moving back to Maine with his family in 2016. Duane (“Isaac”) was a member of the St. Alexander Nevsky Church in Richmond, Maine. Duane enjoyed hunting and fishing and being in the outdoors. Everyone who knew Duane knew he could never pass up a good joke and pass it on to whoever was nearby.

Duane was predeceased by his mother in 2015. He is survived by his father, Harry Powers of Rumford; his wife, Jill Powers of Rumford, a daughter Shayla and her son Drayden; son Benjamin MacMaster Powers and daughter Margaret Mae Powers, both of Rumford; a brother, Dale (Michele) Powers of Biddeford; his parents-in-law, Brian and Rhoda MacMaster of Gardiner; sisters-in-law Julie (Alfred) Booty of Bowdoinham, Susan (Benjamin) Beaulieu of Unity, and Shelley (Daniel) Murphy of Middleburg, Florida, and brother-in-law Scott (Melissa Hackett) MacMaster of Dresden, six nieces, 13 nephews, several cousins, and aunts and uncles.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 9 a.m. at St. Alexander Nevsky Church, 15 Church Street in Richmond. Burial will follow at 1:15 p.m. at the Powers Cemetery, Bear River Road (Route 26), in Newry. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Maine 04357.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Enterprise Grange Hall, 15 Alexander Reed Road in Richmond.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Alexander Nevsky Church, 15 Church St., Richmond, ME 04357.

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Robert R. Hathaway

Robert HathawayRobert “Bob” Hathaway

1933 – 2018

 Gardiner – Robert Rena Hathaway passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, after a brief illness, at the age of 84.

 Known to most as “Bob”, he was born on August 19, 1933, in Gardiner, Maine, and was the son of Irvin Hathaway and Josephine (Brown) Hathaway.

 Bob was a handyman, spent many years dealing in antiques and was mostly known for his food truck—Bob’s Famous Fries, which he traveled throughout New England from fairground to fairground for decades.

 He was predeceased by his parents and brothers: John, Richard, Donald, David, Irvan, Dewey and by his Great-granddaughter, Paitn Marie Verrill.

 Bob is survived by his only son, Scott Hathaway and wife, Teresa McKay Hathaway of Gardiner; granddaughter, Ashley Hathaway and partner, Mark McLain, great-granddaughter, Nyelle Hathaway of Augusta; brother Paul Hathaway and wife, Terry Hathaway of Gardiner; sister Mary-Jane Cone of Georgia; sister Sharon Brown and husband, Wallace Brown of Gardiner and many special long-time friends and family members including: Lurena Hamel; Stacy Hamel and wife, Jay Hamel of South China; great-nephews, Stephen Hamel and partner, Heidi Metten, and Ryan Hamel and Great-great nephew, Lincoln Hamel of South China. He is survived by many more nieces and nephews.

 The family would like to thank Augusta Center for Health & Rehabilitation for the care given to Bob the last few weeks. Also, much appreciation to Janet, John & Angel for your friendship and kindness.

 In honor of Bob’s wishes, there will not be a public service held. 

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

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Steven H. Ladd

Richmond-Steven Ladd, died on April 16, 2018.  There will not be any funeral services.

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

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Barbara Perkins

Dresden-Barbara Yates Perkins, 85, of Dresden and Bowdoinham passed away 
on April 9, 2018 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston from 
complications of surgery.

She was born on August 2, 1932 the daughter of the late Vernon C and 
Rita (Thurlow) Yates.

PerkinsBarbara married her late husband Elwood Perkins of Dresden, they were 
married 62 years before his passing.  In her younger years Elwood and 
Barbara would love motorcycling and spending lots of Winters in 
Florida.  She enjoyed being with people, playing cards, puzzles, 
shopping, feeding and watching the birds, summers up the bluff with 
family and friends.  She always had the biggest genuine hugs to all she 
knew.  Barbara worked all her life until she retired 22 years ago form 
Clarostat in Richmond.

She was predeceased by her parents Vernon and Rita Yates, sister Janet 
Marshall and her husband Roger and brother in law Arthur Smith.  Barbara 
leaves behind two sons Dana Perkins and wife Theresa of Milo, Russell 
Perkins and wife Kelly of Dresden, five grandchildren, nine great 
grandchildren, sister Natalie Smith of Brunswick, brother  Vernon Yates 
and wife Joyce of Florida, several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will take place on June 7th at 11am at Forest Hill 
Cemetery in Dresden with a gathering to follow on the Perkins Rd., Dresden.

in Barbara's memory donations may be made to the Maine Center for 
Cancer, Brunswick Maine 04011.

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

 

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Marlene B. Cook, age 81, died April 11, 2018 at Heritage Rehabilitation and Nursing in Winthrop, Maine. 

Marlene was born June 21 ,1936 to Howe and Irene Tozier and was a life long resident of Litchfield until 
her recent stay at Heritage. Marlene attended Litchfield schools and graduated from Litchfield Academy. 
After graduation from High School she worked for a short time at a clothing factory in Gardiner. Marlene 
married Dale Cook in January of 1957. Soon after that she left the workforce to start a family and 
become a lifelong homemaker. 

Marlene enjoyed cooking sewing and quilting, she donated many of her sewing and quilting projects to 
charity. She loved animals and spending many hours watching the birds at the many bird feeders around 
her home. She had many cats and dogs in her lifetime, as well as a pet Raccoon when she was a child. At 
various times in her life she had been a member of the Litchfield Grange and a member of the Litchfield Fire Auxiliary. 

Marlene was predecease by her father and mother and her husband Dale. She is survived by her son, 
Daniel Cook and wife Debora of Litchfield. Daughter, Kathleen Hilchey and husband Frederick of 
Litchfield and Son, Scott Cook of Nashville, Tn. Also surviving are granddaughters Chassidy Hilchey of 
Farmingdale, Makayla Hilchey of Litchfield and Kelsey Collins of Litchfield. 

A private graveside service will be held at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery in May. 

A special note of gratitude goes out to the staff of Heritage for the exceptional care given to her during her battle with Dementia and failing health. 

The family would also like to thank the members of Beacon Hospice who assisted in her last days. 

In lieu of Flowers, please donate in her name to your favorite Maine charity. 

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Alice McRae

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Alice McRae photoDamariscotta-Alice Mae Plummer McRae, 83, died peacefully on April 11, 2018 at Chase Point Assisted Living in Damariscotta, Maine, her home for the last 4 ½ years. She was born on January 4, 1935 in Bath, Maine the daughter of Frank L. Plummer and Grace Boyce Plummer.

On November 8, 1952 she married Richard D. McRae. They made their home and raised their family in Bath.

Alice worked for many years as a florist at Westgate Flower Shop in Bath. She maintained her love of plants and flowers and arranging them throughout her life. She also worked in the school lunch program in Bath for many years.

In retirement she enjoyed playing cribbage at the Bath Senior Center where she was a member and playing golf. She was especially proud of having scored a hole-in-one at the Sebasco Golf Course in Sebasco, Maine. She also enjoyed volunteering in the cafeteria at Mid Coast Hospital.

Alice and Dick enjoyed the camp they built on Blackwater Cove in North Bath. They also enjoyed spending winters in New Smyrna, FL for many years where they met many wonderful friends.

Alice was predeceased by Richard her husband of 56 years, her sister Frances and four brothers, Joseph, Albert, Bernard and Frank.

She is survived by her two daughters, Joyce (David) Hennessey of West Bath, Maine and Judith McRae of Brunswick, Maine, her four granddaughters, Sarah (Ryan) Curran of Topsham, Maine, Deborah (Chris) Warner of Bath, Maine, Angela (Laura Mannette) Richardson of Medford, MA, Donna (Joel Trotter) Richardson of Phippsburg, Maine and four great-grandsons, Ian, Peyton, Samuel and Oliver.

At her request there will be no memorial service and committal will be private.

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

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Louise J. Plouff

Louise Plouff pictureWESTBROOK - Louise Jones Plouff, born in Gardiner Maine July 21, 1932 passed away April 7, 2018 in a nursing facility in Westbrook. A wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, daughter and friend to all who knew her, Louise lived a full life.

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Gregory L. Pinkham

GregRichmond-Gregory L. Pinkham, 69, of Tulip St., died on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born on April 13, 1948 in Germany the son of Paul and Erika Pinkham.

Greg worked in many professions through out his life, including supervisor at Etonic Shoe, as a carpenter, a mail carrier for the U.S Postal service, and owner/operator of Greg's Lawn Care.

He enjoyed Bowling, hunting, watching New England sports, and particularly attending his grandchildren's school events.  Greg also took pleasure in participating in many football pools, fishing, horseshoes and especially family times.  His proudest accomplishment was being a dad and a gramps.....he was the best at both.

Greg was a member the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and a member of the Sons of the American Legion.

Greg was predeceased by his parents, sister Linda Pinkham, and brother Michael Pinkham.  He is survived by his daughters Christine Mason and husband Michael of Richmond, Amy Pinkham of Richmond, grandchildren Hunter, Olivia, and Sophie, brothers Thomas Pinkham and wife Yvonne of Richmond, Peter Pinkham and wife Sherry of Chelsea, Charles Pinkham of Farmingdale, sisters Nancy Merriam and husband Scott of Richmond, Priscilla Trask of Richmond, and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will take place Friday, April 13th from 6 to 8pm at the funeral home.  Private burial will take place at a later date.

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

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Jeannette R. Douglas

BOWDOIN – Jeannette Rose Douglas, 79, of Bowdoin passed away at her home in Bowdoin on Thursday, April 05, 2018. She was born on August 4, 1938 and was the daughter of Earnest and Agnes Gile of Irasburg, VT.

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Gertrude "Gertie" Hanson

Gertie Hanson picGertrude (Gertie) Hanson, 69, of Richmond and Bowdoin, ME passed away on March 15th, 2018 at CMMC in Lewiston surrounded by the ones she loved. Gertie was born on December 14th, 1948 in Gardiner to Rowland Hanson and Marion Hinkley-Hanson of Richmond.

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Marshall A. Dunn Jr.

Marshall Dunn 1picDUNNBOWDOINHAM - Marshall A. Dunn, Jr. (Marshy) passed away unexpectedly on March 6, 2018 in his home.  Marshall was born on December 17, 1947 in Brunswick, Maine to Marshall and Emily (Wallace) Dunn.  Marshall was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Myron Dunn; sister, Susan Dunn and half-sister Janice Curtis.

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Michael "Rocky" Harmon

HarmonBowdoin, ME Michael “Rocky” Harmon, 51, drifted peacefully away to knock on Heaven’s Door on March 9, 2018. He was surrounded by his family at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick at the time of his passing.

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Cecile A. Chapman

ChapmanAUGUSTA - Cecile Aline Chapman, 82 of Augusta went to her Heavenly Dwelling Place on March 3rd, 2018 while surrounded by family and friends at Graybirch following a battle with cancer.

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Gary Poulin

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RICHMOND - Gary Lee (Goona) Poulin died at Maine Medical Center  February 8, 2018 with his family at his side. Gary was born February 13, 1957 in Augusta ME to Adrien (Pop) and Christine (Corbett) Poulin.He married Marjorie Bond on February 19, 1984. Gary (Goona) was educated in Augusta and Graduated from Cony High School in 1976.He worked for Gannet Printing and McCarthy Printing in Augusta before going into the Building and Construction business GLP Builders of Richmond ME retiring in 2017.Gary (Goona)  was predeceased by his soulmate and Love of his life Margie in 2014. His parents and his In-laws Larry and Alice Bond.Goona will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Goona was a fun loving person and loved riding his Harley’s. He was selectman in Rchmond, a Mason and member of Le Calumet Club.He is survived by his sons, Chad Austin of Nevada and Aaron Cunningham of Richmond. His four granddaughters Justice, Madison, Dakotta and Trinity Cunningham whom he loved from here to eternity. Brothers, Ronald Poulin of Augusta, Larry (Carol) Poulin of Leesburg, FL, Philip Poulin of So China and David (Lisa) of Readfield. Sisters, Beverly McDaniel of Augusta, Barbara Thompson of Waterville and Bonnie (Bob) of Manchester.Goddaughter Kristina Stewart of Wayne and Godson Corey Poulin of Augusta.  His brother-in-laws Gilbert and David Bond of Richmond.Dear friends, Ray and Sonja Tondreau, Jeff Gilman, Mark Tardiff, Pam Turgeon.  His faithful pals Poppy, Ally, and Tessa.  Many nieces, cousins and friends.Gary (Goona) will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.A memorial service will be held at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond ME on Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 2 PM his 61st Birthday.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Richmond Library. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.Kincerfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond. 

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Ramona A. Cook

Ramona Cook picDRESDEN - Ramona A. (Knowlton) Cook passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, in Augusta, ME. She was born at home on March 13, 1929, in Dresden, ME and was the daughter of the late Sherman Hoyt Knowlton and Ethelwyn M. (Reed) Knowlton.

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Keith A. Cram

Keith Cram picMANCHESTER - Keith A. Cram, 52, of Manchester, born on July 21, 1965 to Stanley and Rose (Ridley) Cram, passed on to his new life on January 23rd, 2018 with his boys, wife, niece, Sherry, and best friend, Al by his side.  He battled the cancer with such a positive attitude.

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