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2020 Obituaries

Ronald D. Burrell

Bowdoinham-Ronald D. Burrell, 91, of Foster lane, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at the Hospice House, Auburn.

He was born September 12, 1929 in Boston the son of Wilfred and Jeannette Burrell.

Ron proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during the Korean war.  He later worked as a Maine Guide on Merry Meeting Bay and as a self employed logger for many years.

Ron enjoyed duck hunting, and built many Merry Meeting Bay Gunning floats.  He was also quite the story teller of Bowdoinham history.

He was predeceased by his wife Patricia Burrell.  Ron is survived by his son Stewart Burrell and wife Malinda of Bowdoinham, sister Roberta Rello of Massachusetts, grand daughters Shylo Burrell and husband Robert Prescott, Ashley Burrell, great grand children Eleanor Prescott, Benjamin Prescott, and Ezra Burrell.

Per Ron's request there will not be any services.

In Ron's memory donations may be made to the The Breast Cancer Research Foundation 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.

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Carl E. Slattery

slatteryLitchfield-Carl Edward Slattery, 89, of Litchfield, passed away in his home on
September 11, 2020, surrounded by his devoted family.

Carl was born on December 8, 1930 at home in Wales to Edward and Winifred
(Maxwell) Slattery.

On March 28, 1952 Carl married the love of his life, Florence Berry,
daughter of Clarence Berry and Gwenola (McGee) Berry of Litchfield, on
whose farm he worked before entering the US Marine Corps in 1950.  Carl
served his country for three years, including active duty in Korea.  He was
honorably discharged in 1953 after being promoted to sergeant whereupon he
returned to farming with his wife for the next thirty years.

During his free time (which is a joke only farmers will get) Carl was a
member of the William R Bold Legion Post, on the Board of Directors of the
Litchfield Farmer’s Club, as well as an active member of the Litchfield
Snowmobile and Sportsmen’s Clubs.

When they retired, Carl and Flo enjoyed motorcycling and RVing around the
country.  Carl loved to bowl, throw shoes, and watch as many sporting
events as possible, occasionally at the same time.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 68 years, his son Bruce and wife
Patricia Slattery, his daughter Bethany Slattery-Mortimer, and several
adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren, who all called him “Bumpa”.
He is also survived by his brother Orman, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His family carries all the memories of a full life spent together.  They
will remember his work ethic, humor, and inconceivably loud sneezes.

There will be a graveside service at the Plains Cemetery in Litchfield on
Thursday, September 17th at 1:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to follow CDC
guidelines regarding outdoor gatherings. 

Memories and kind words can be left at
kincerfuneralhome.com

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Eugene C. Hinkley

HinkleyRichmond-Eugene (Gene) Clinton Hinkley, 65, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 6, 2020.   

 Gene was born February 22, 1955 the son of Horace and Marlene Hinkley.

 Gene was a Cub Scout Den Leader for the Boy Scouts of America, Pack 610 in Richmond for several years.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a dog lover and cherished his family dogs, Nelson, Reuben and Darby. During his retirement he loved working on home projects and being outdoors. He was extremely artistic and very much enjoyed drawing, carving and photography.

 Gene retired in 2018 from Bath Iron Works where he was a dedicated employee for 43 years. He started as a shipfitter, was a supervisor and ended his time as a planner.

He was predeceased by his father, Horace Clinton Hinkley, Grandparents Alice & Horace Hinkley Sr. & Grandmother Helen Penny.

 Gene is survived by his wife of 45 years, Narda Hinkley of Richmond; daughter Nicole Cooley and husband Reggie Cooley of Gardiner, son, Aaron Hinkley and fiancé Heather Dyer of Richmond, his grandchildren Lainey, Abby, Payton, Braelyn, Jacob, Courtney, Jensen and Oliver.  Mother, Marlene Hinkley of Richmond, brother Brian Hinkley and spouse Barbara Umberhind of Richmond, sister Rhonda Fowler and significant other John Ellis of Palermo, along with many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A family funeral service will take place on Friday, September 11th at 1pm at the funeral home.

 Flowers are welcome; should friends desire a gift in Gene’s name may be sent to the Richmond Food Pantry, http://www.richmondareafoodpantry.org/Sponsors/

 Arrangements are in the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond.

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June Evelyn (Wagg) Wheeler

Bowdoin:  June Evelyn (Wagg) Wheeler 100, a lifelong resident of Bowdoin died peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 30, 2020.  She was a beloved mother, ‘Grandma’, aunt and neighbor.  She was born on June 22, 1920 in Bowdoin at the brick house on the Wagg Road, the daughter of James and Edna (Buker) Wagg.  She attended grade school in Bowdoin one room schoolhouses and graduated from Litchfield Academy, as valedictorian.  She married Ervin Wheeler, June 22, 1940, and spent her life caring for others, while raising her family on the Wheeler Homestead just across the meadow from her birth place. 

She was a lover of all of God’s creatures from the friendly raccoon to the little ladybug.  She also loved her dogs and handed out treats whenever a neighborhood dog came to visit.   She was a long time member of the West Bowdoin Baptist Church, the Mission Circle, and the Bowdoin Historical Society.

June is predeceased by her husband, Ervin, her son, Stanley, her daughter, Marion, her son-in-law, Paul Bulick, and her brother, Merton ‘Bud’ Wagg.

She is survived by her daughters, Doris and her husband Albert Gagne, Lila Bulick, and daughter-in-law, Miriam Wheeler, all of Bowdoin, and son-in-law, Leo Pinard of Sabattus;  her grandchildren: Karen Gagne; Sarah and her husband Rick Delaney, Reuben and his wife, Angela Wheeler, Lincoln and his wife, Stacey Wheeler, Christine Bulick and Mark Goddard, Amanda and her husband, Shawn Maloy, Dawn Landry, Bill Landry and Bonnie Doyon, Adam and his wife, Nancy Pinard;  her great grandchildren:  Alex Gagne-Poliquin, Amber, Rylee, and Drew Delaney, Gideon, Caroline, Mary and Isaac Wheeler, Clayton, Tanner and Sawyer Wheeler, Travis and Devin Tetreault, Morgan and Pauline Maloy, Matthew Landry and Bailey Kollach, Kevin Landry, Sebastian and Timothy Michaud, Alexis Landry, Luke Boyd, Abby, Anna, and Lillian Pinard; plus many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery on the West Road in Bowdoin on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 3 PM.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the West Bowdoin Baptist Church, 54 West Road, Bowdoin, ME 04287 or MidCoast Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

 

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Milan B. Morton

MortonWiscasset-Milan B. Morton Jr., 81, of the Lowelltown Rd., passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

Milan, known as “Bart” to all his friends and family has born on September 13, 1938 in Boothbay the son of Milan and Annette Morton. 

He was a longtime employee of the town of Wiscasset as a truck driver. 

Bart loved racing and working on cars.  When he was younger he raced at Wiscasset Speedway and never lost interest to the point of building a car for someone else to drive.

In the later years you could find him puttering around the yard fixing something or just tinkering in the shop, with his dog close behind.

Bart was predeceased by his parents, brother Maynard and sister Helen.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years Nancy Morton of Wiscasset, daughters Debbie Gagnon and husband David of Wiscasset, Tammy Morton and partner Mike Giles of East Boothbay, son russell "Rusty" Morton of Boothbay, grandchildren Ashley Gagnon and Sarah Harvey, Kolby Morton, and great grandchildren Bryan, Anthony and Emmett.

Per Milan’s request there will not be any services at this time.

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Scott R. Merriam


Richmond-Scott Richard Merriam 79, died Sunday August 23, 2020 at Maine Medical Center.
 He was born on April 28, 1941 in Camden ME to Fred Merriam and Madelyn Scott Merriam.
MerriamScott attended Belfast High School. Later on  he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served 9 years.
He worked for Harry C. Crooker for over 40 years.
Scott enjoyed spending time outdoors as well as with his family and friends. He loved taking rides to his camp with his wife Nancy. He also enjoyed doing auto body and paving.
Scott is survived  by his wife Nancy of Richmond, children, Stacey "Casey" Staley of Bushnell, Florida, Sherry Moody and her husband  Danny of Dresden, Kimberly  Campbell and her husband Jamie of Bangor, Josee Dumas and her husband Bill of Whitefield, Timothy Adams and wife Irene of Richmond,  Penny Pelletier and Companion Jody Mills of Wiscasset, Erika Thibeault and Companion  Greg Thornton of Whitefield and Terry Adam's of Lisbon, sisters Sandra Boguen of Belfast, Sheila Chandler of Swansville, Sharon Paul and her husband  Walter  of Gorham, 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren several nephews, neices and cousins.
Scott was predeceased by his parents, brother in laws Red Boguen of Belfast and Bruce Chandler  of Swansville and son in law Bruce Staley of bushnell Fl.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Legion post 202 Topsham, Me 04086.
A celebration of Life will take place on Friday, August 28th at 11am at the funeral home.  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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Dorothy M Wallace


WallaceRichmond-Dorothy M. Wallace, 92, died on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

She was born on January 1, 1928 in Brunswick the daughter of John and Katherine Goodenow.  Dot attended Brunswick and Richmond schools.  She later married Robert Wallace Sr., on May 23, 1947.

Before retiring, Dot was a longtime dairy farmer, working with her late husband Bob, who passed away in August of 2000.  She was a member of the Progressive and Enterprise Granges.  Also the friendship club, extension, Snow birds, snow rovers, and senior bowling league in Brunswick.  Dot enjoyed reading, playing cards, and particularly being with family.

Dot was predeceased by her parents, husband Robert Wallace, companion Gerald "Spike" Guiou, twins Richard and Russell, brother John Goodenow Jr., and sister Margaret Goodenow.  She is survived by her son Robert Wallace Jr., and wife Bev of Bowdoinham, daughter Kathleen Knight and husband Norman of Richmond, sister Betty Eaton and husband Otis of Topsham, grandchildren Christopher Wallace of S. Freeport, Norman Knight Jr., and wife Summer of Scarborough, Dee Blake of Richmond,  Melanie Anair and husband Richard of Richmond, Todd Burns and wife Diane of Sabattus, great grandchilren Mason, Ryan, Logan, Destiny, Connor, Kylie, many nieces and nephews.  Also, special "adopted son" Keith Guiou and wife Karen.
 
A special thanks to all the kids that worked on the farm over the years.
 
A graveside service will take place on Saturday, August 22nd at 10am in the Ridge Cemetery, Bowdoinham.  A gathering will follow at 85 Lincoln st. Richmond.
 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Richmond Nazarene Church or the Golden Oldies Senior Center, Richmond.

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John C. Holmes

Richmond-Tragically, my dad “Jack” John Charles Holmes lost his life on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
 
He was the fourth child born to Anna G. And Harold M. Holmes Jr. on March 3, 1950 at Thayer Hospital in Waterville Maine, joining his older siblings Betsy, Ronnie and Natalie. Then came Harold and lastly, Michael.
 
After moving to Oakland he started school and graduated from Williams High School in 1969 where he played basketball.
 
Through the years Dad was a cabinetmaker, built a number of homes and beautiful furniture. We were working together on his Clinton home at the time of his death.
 
The fly rods he painstakingly built will be treasured. His love of the outdoors, kayaking, fishing and boating with special friends and family fulfilled his days. We spent endless hours together. He was a great man, father and friend. 
 
He is survived by his son (Sam) his siblings, many nieces and nephews and extended families and his friend Elizabeth. 
He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.  I love you Dad. 
 
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
 
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Ellen M. Sproul

Richmond-Ellen M. Sproul, 79, of Lincoln St., passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 at the Hospice House in Auburn. 

She was born in Houlton on August 15, 1940 the daughter of Chester and Ida Burton.  Ellen lived in Houlton until moving to Richmond in the 50’s.

Ellen worked many years at Etonic Shoe in Richmond, where she was loved by many. 

She enjoyed cooking and fed many a road crew in the early 60’s as well as many at Bath Iron Works.  Ellen always cooked enough to feed the entire town of Richmond.  Hal and Ellen also enjoyed many road trips camping and pets throughout the years. 

She will be greatly missed by the Richmond community, her door was always open.

Ellen never met a stranger, she had a smile that could melt the coldest of hearts.

Ellen was predeceased by her parents.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years Hal Sproul of Richmond, daughter Debbie Gray of Richmond, stepson Tom Sproul and wife Linda of Glenburn, sister Charlotte Beasley of Richmond, special grandson Jason Gray, special niece Tina Cadrette, special friends Pokey Lebel, Chuck Hanson, nephew Butch and Linda Burns.  Also, grandchildren Eric, Megan, great grandchildren Mattie, Conner, Kolby, nieces, nephews and special cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday from 4 to 7 at the funeral home.  A graveside service will take place at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden on Wednesday at 11am.  A gathering will follow after the services at 45 Lincoln St., Richmond. 

Special thanks to nephew Butch and Linda Burns, very special thanks to Misty and Shirley her home health care nurses.  Ellen thought the world of Misty who helped beyond her job description.Sproul

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Janis Murphy

JanisRichmond – Janis L. Murphy, died April 11, 2020, at the Richmond Elder Care.

She was born in Richmond, June 18, 1942, a daughter of Ralph and Thelma Ladd Pinkham.

She attended Richmond schools.

She worked at Harrington’s Restaurant in Richmond, Etonic Shoe in Richmond, Prout’s Strawberries & Vegetables in Bowdoinham, Progressive Housing Association at Westgate Estates in Bowdoin, and Enterprise Farm Greenhouse in Bowdoinham.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gary Murphy Sr., her parents, Ralph and Thelma Ladd Pinkham, her brothers, Marvin, Warren and Dennis Pinkham, her Father & Mother-in-law Thomas and Lucienne Murphy, sister-in-law, Susan Murphy McLean, brother-in-law, Randy Barber

Survivors include her son Gary Murphy Jr., of Richmond. Her grandchildren, Gage and Morgan Murphy of Richmond, her brother, Riley Pinkham  of Richmond, her sisters, Susan Lewia, of Richmond, Geraldine Russell and her husband Eugene, of Florida, Debbie Wallace and her husband James, of Brunswick. Sister-in-law, Linda Pinkham, Brother-in-laws, Rodney Murphy and wife Marionjean, Danny Murphy, Bobby Barber and wife Brenda, sisters-in-laws, Donna Hall and husband Gene, Gail Dostie and husband Don, Judy Barber and partner Annette. Several nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces and great great nephews and nieces. Her very loyal friend, Gerri Blake.

Janis enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Especially with her grandchildren, Gage and Morgan. Janis loved shopping her favorite store was the Christmas Tree Shoppe.  Janis loved doing arts and crafts, and decorating her house for Christmas, inside and out.

The family requests a private burial service that will be held at a later date. 

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Arlene Johnson

Arlene JohnsonTopsham-Arlene Johnson, 83, of the Foreside Rd.. passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

She was born on July 3, 1937 the daughter of Kenneth and Arlettie Cromwell.

Arlene is survived by her husband of 37 years Bob Johnson, children Pam Cummings and husband Don Hurst, Carol Blackstone, Judith Butters, Raymond Blackstone, step children Robert Johnson III and wife Tammy, Christopher Johnson, Stephanie Ackley and husband Scott, brother Bill Moore and wife Bea, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Per Arlene's wishes there will not be any services.

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Louise Pelletier

Lewiston-Louise Pelletier,78, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on July 30, 2020 at the age of 78 after a brief illness.

Louise is survived by her sister Susan, her son Dana and his wife Kari, her three grandchildren - Stephanie, Caity and Jake, her three great grandchildren - Nora, Rae and Abby, and her best friend and soulmate, Roger Pelletier.

At her request, no services will be held.

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Wanda L. French

Richmond-Wanda L. French, 65, of Kimball St., passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Maine Medical Center in
Portland.

She was born on Augusta 1, 1954 the daughter of Robert and Beverly Lamoreau.
Wanda enjoyed crafts, card games, shopping, baking, camping, gambling & most importantly loved spending time with her large group of friends and family.

Wanda was a jack of all trades through out her life. She worked in shoe shops, worked as a C.N.A, moved along to working trailers at the fair, spent a few years working in a flower shop, and even did catering for some time .

She was predeceased by her parents, step daughter Michelle Stevens and nephew Daniel Lamoreau. Wanda is survived by husband Kermit French, daughter Theresia French & her significant other Steve Pollich of Lewiston, Son Shawn Lamoreau & wife Christine of Bowdoinham, 2 step daughters Shellaine Rollins and husband Brian, Johanna Mulford both of Farmington. She is also survived by her 4 brothers. Donald and Roberta lamoreau of Bowdoinham, Stephen and Jeannene Lamoreau of Bowdoinham, Terry and Wendy Lamoreau of West Gardiner, Malcolm Lamoreau of Richmond, 11 grand children & 16 great grand children.

The family would also like to like to thank her great niece Sheila Lavigne for all of her love and assistance with Wanda as her illness progressed.

The family would like to welcome all friends and family to join them for a celebration of life on Saturday, August 1st at 1pm at the home of her son and daughter-in law Shawn & Christine at 241 Carding Machine Rd., Bowdoinham Me 04008.

If desired Flowers may be sent to 241 Carding Machine Rd., Bowdoinham Me 04008 for the celebration of life or the Richmond Area Food Bank

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A. Bruce Carver

 

A. Bruce CarverRichmond- A. Bruce Carver, 66, of the Langdon Rd., died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at his home.

He was born on March 22, 1954 in Gardiner the son of Bruce and Louise Carver.

Bruce enjoyed his grandchildren, boat riding and holding his dog.

He owned and operated ABC auto for many years.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents.  He is survived by his fiancee Andrea Delano of Richmond, daughters Amber Rose and fiancee Wayne Ripley, Erica Emerson and husband Robert all of Edgecomb, brother Brian Carver, grandchildren Gracie Rose, Henry Emerson and Olive Emerson.

Per Bruce's request there will not be any services.
 

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

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Ronald G. McCarthy

Ronald G McCarthy

1943 - 2020

Bowdoinham-Our dear Ron left this world at 77 years of age on July 21, 2020. Cancer may have ravished his body, but his spirit remained strong.

Ron enjoyed working with wood and took up carving as a hobby. Ron had some talent in this area and when asked what he had carved his modest, standard reply was, “woodchips”.  Late in life Ron decided that he wanted to learn to play the guitar. Ron sought the help of his younger cousin Terry whose talent is legendary. Ron considered Terry a younger brother, who shared a love of the instrument and also diagnosis. They made a promise that the first to leave the confines of this world would save a seat for the other. We know they’re now together and the lessons continue.

You might have known Ron and more importantly the person he was if:

  • You were in the County or Bangor in the early to mid-40s.
  • You lived in the St. Pat’s neighborhood of Lewiston, attended the Parish Grammar school, or swam at the city pool.
  • You worked the 3rd shift at the Bates Mill in the early 60’s where Ron also worked to support his single mother and grandmother.
  • You attended Lewiston High School and graduated in 1962.
  • You were a member of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and stationed at Ft. Bragg from the early to middle 60’s.
  • You lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where Ron lived after his military service.
  • You worked at Bath Iron Works from 1982 to 2010 and were in Dept. 19 or in the Engineering Dept. –QC.

Ron is sadly missed by his wife Grace of 46 years; sons Ron II and his wife Missi of Henderson, NV, Sean and his wife Ayla of Richmond, ME and Justin and his wife Teresa of East Freetown, MA; grandsons Ron III, Cameron, Gray, Aiden and Corbin; granddaughters Adeline and Sophia, brothers and sisters by marriage, cousins, nephews and nieces, and recliner buddy Turbo.

Ron is joined in passing by his mom Ethel; brothers Joseph and Robert, brothers and sisters by marriage, uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and, nieces.

Our family thanks the many medical personnel at several facilities who took loving care of our Ron.  We also sincerely appreciate the CHANS hospice team of Pam, Susan, Beth, Cindy, Kim and Karen who made the rough road of this journey so much less rocky.

It is Ron’s wish that a private Mass be offered and that close friends and family members celebrate his life.

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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Fay Jacques Smith

Fay SmithLitchfield-Fay Elizabeth Jacques Smith, passed away on July 20, 2020, after a full life of love and laughter at the age of 94.

She was born at home on Jacques Turkey Ranch in Manchester, Maine. She was predeceased by her parents Nancy Toothaker and Elzear “Jack” Jacques, her husband Richard Carroll Smith and son Danny D. Smith.

Fay loved being a mother, grandmother and a farmer. At a young age was she started her farming career by being named the “Maine Goose Girl”. After marrying Richard Smith, she continued to raise her family of three sons while managing a poultry farm. Her green thumb fed her relatives, friends and anyone in need. Fay was a renowned cake baker whose handmade roses adorned relatives’ birthday and wedding cakes. She was also known for her famous Jacques Turkey Pies and Teddy Bear Christmas Tree. During her younger years, she participated in many local organizations such as the Litchfield American Legion, Eastern Star, Litchfield Sr. Center, Maine Extension, Current Events Club, Litchfield Fair judging at the baby show and working in the Information Booth and Christ Episcopal Church. Fay was awarded the Spirit of America Award in 2012 for her volunteering services in Litchfield.  Her legacy was her giving spirit, humor and kindness which set an example to her friends and family.

Fay is survived by her son David A. Smith Sr. and his wife Carol, her son Clayton R. Smith, grandson David Smith Jr. and his wife Amanda, their children Haley, David III and Daisy, her granddaughter Shannon Fay Lerch and husband Jeff ,their children, Allison and Cadence, as well as, her very special nieces, Shirley Humphrey, Barbara Day and their families of Hartland, Maine. Fay’s family was the center of her life.

A graveside funeral service will be at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery on Saturday, July 25th at 11 AM. A reception will follow in an open area at the Litchfield Fairgrounds on the Plains Road, Litchfield.

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

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Faylene A. MacDougall

pic MacDougallAugusta- Faylene A. MacDougall, 73 of Augusta, passed away at home on July 14th  2020. Born on October 29th 1946, in Rumford Maine, she was the daughter of Louis U. Roy and Anna Marie (Richard). Faye graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Maine and retired from Maine General Medical Center after working as a C.N.A. for 27 years. She loved her pets immensely, including her dog; Emmy. Later in life, she enjoyed attending blue grass festivals with her husband Roger in their motorhome.

Faye is survived by her husband Roger, daughters; Heidi and Lori (Michael), 7 grandchildren and 1 greatgrandchild. Sister n law; Lil Roy and nephew Rob. A very special friend Liz Whitney.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the St. Johns Cemetery in Rumford Maine. In lieu of flowers, consider donation to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Norman P. Daigle

Norman Photo 1 1Norman P. Daigle, 87 of Gardiner, passed away peacefully July 12, 2020 at Maine General Hospital due to a stroke. He was born Oct. 21, 1932 on the family farm in Farmingdale, ME to William J. and Elsie J. Daigle. A “Gardiner boy” nearly all of his life, Norman was quite the Gardiner historian. He enjoyed sharing stories and facts of its vibrant commerce in his youth, and showed immense appreciation for the revitalization of the waterfront and downtown.

Married to Dorothy M. Plourde Sept.21, 1952 in Gardiner, their love story extended 46 years until her passing in Dec. 1998 shortly after an anniversary road trip to Niagara Falls, Mt. Rushmore, and the Grand Ole Opry. Their quote between them was “On the Road Again!” from favorite singer Willie Nelson.

Norman worked in the construction industry for over 40 years, including the building of Gardiner High School in the mid 1960’s. He retired after 25 years of service with Maine D.O.T., finishing as the foreman in Belgrade. 

Norman and Dorothy lived at the family farm, and later built their retirement lake home on Pleasant Pond to enjoy many years of boating and water sports with his family. He had such pride in his landscape design and gardening. His great love of the outdoors was evident in his passion for deer hunting, including his last tag in fall of 2019, and later turkey hunting as well. Other accomplishments and interests included being a hunting safety instructor for several years, serving on a committee for disabled hunter applicants with the Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, and being recognized for distinctive service for his hospice volunteering with Kennebec Valley at the Blaine House by Karen Baldacci.

At the age of 75, he fulfilled a life-long dream of flying in a bi-plane. Adventure stunts that followed were a hot air balloon ride, a glider, and a tandem sky-dive jump to celebrate his 83rd birthday! His love and devotion to his family were immeasurable, always showing great compassion to others in his life with a kind word, a laugh, and encouragement. Feeling grateful for his own good fortunes, his most famous quote was “Count your blessin’s.” 

He was predeceased by wife Dorothy, grandsons Adam and Nathan Horning, and all six siblings: Reta, Mary, Bertha, John, Lorraine, and Nancie. He is survived by daughters Norma Horning, Roxanne Cyr & husband Peter, grandsons Clinton Cyr & fiancée Rachel, Perry Cyr & his wife Megan, also many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to his friends at Highland Avenue Terrace. 

     

     Per his request, a private burial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the

     care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME  04357.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com.

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Ruth Pauline "Polly" Webber

picWebber Ruth PollyWiscasset- Ruth Pauline “Polly” Webber, 76, of Wiscasset, passed away at her home on July 07, 2020.

Polly was born in Boothbay on June 21, 1944, to Arthur R. and Florence (Mathews) Delano.

Polly worked at Stinson Seafood Company and for many years at the Reny’s Warehouse. She collected Native American memorabilia and really enjoyed mowing her lawn.

Polly was predeceased by her parents, brothers Kenneth, George, Jeffrey, Arthur, Jr., and Bob Delano, and sisters Marjorie Sproul, Margaret Creamer, and Martha Delano.

She is survived by her brothers Lloyd Delano and his companion Toni, Richard Delano and wife Karen, Dana Delano and wife Bonnie, Wendell Delano, Dean Delano and wife Nora, and sisters Linda Delano, Nancy Morton and husband Milan.

There will be a private family Remembrance in the future.

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Timothy Craig Norris

picNORRISLitchfield- Timothy Craig Norris, 49 of Litchfield died on July, 4th, 2020 from an accident.

Timothy was born in Lewiston on May 7th, 1971.  His journey of life was motivated; he was an amazing person. 

At a young age he was a cub scout.  He worked as a sweeper in Auburn, a paperboy for the Sun Journal and then graduated from Edward Little High School in 1989.  For the community, he was a volunteer coach for Little League as well as helping out at the Bingo Hall in Lewiston.

His employment continued with Eiches Bakery, Berube’s Car Wash; he also worked in sales for Amway.  Timothy worked at the Pepsi Cola Plant in Auburn for 17 years.

Timothy loved being a dad.  He loved fishing, being a woodsman and a writer.  He will be missed by all his surrounding family so much.

Timothy is survived by his 23 year old son Trever Scott Norris that he had with Becky Jeselskis, his parents Luther and Loretta Norris, sister Cindy Pinnell, two brothers Dennis and Eric Norris, as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins that loved him.

A celebration of Timothy’s life will be held at the home of his sister Cindy Pinnell, 113 Richmond Rd., in Litchfield at 1pm on Saturday, July 25th, 2020.  Memories, condolences, and photos are welcomed as well as family pot-luck dinner.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Merry Rowe Hermans

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Merry Hermans died June 22, 2020, ten days after her 92nd birthday.

In November, 1927, as the Winooski River in Waterbury, Vermont rose 20 feet over its banks, Dascomb Rowe carried to safety through the rushing and turbulent waters and up three flights of stairs his pregnant wife Ruth and their two young children, Ernestine and Alan.  Two months later, on a brutally cold winter’s day, Ruth was thrown from a runaway horse drawn sleigh.  Miraculously, she gave birth on June 12, 1928 to Mary Ellen Rowe, who soon realized that her essential soul -joy, grace, sunshine, optimism-was better reflected  as Merry.  

And at age 13, so she became.  

Merry, Ernie, Alan and their younger brother Steve were raised in a tradition that highly valued education. Her father, Dascomb Rowe, was principal of Waterbury High School. Her mother, Ruth McLachlin Rowe, was a professor of English at Vermont Junior College. Of course, it was not always so easy being the principal’s daughter and she would recall  jitterbugging down the school hallway  only to see the commanding presence of her father: “You all go to class. Miss Rowe, you go to my office.”   Merry graduated as Valedictorian and noted in her yearbook a favorite quote: “Knowledge is Power”.   Love of sport was also a foundational belief.  “Stretch”, as Merry was known, played varsity basketball for 4 years, winning the gold ball during her state championship season her junior year.  Love of music, as well, was a driving force, and she sang throughout the town as a young woman with her trio: The Sunshine Lassies, and wondered aloud about a possible future as a nightclub singer.

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Beverly Jeane Lane Halsey

pic HalseyBeverly Jeane Lane Halsey, 82, of Bowdoinham passed on June 19, 2020 at her home with her family in Bowdoinham after a two-year battle with cancer.  Beverly was the daughter of Loren Edger Lane and Ruth Lane of Kansas.

Beverly was active in her childhood in local 4-H clubs and Girl Scouts of America.  As she grew, Beverly became adept at horseback riding, skiing, and camping.  Many of her fondest memories involved working with her father throughout the Rocky Mountains and at the many ranger stations n Estes Park.  Beverly is a Veteran of the US Navy, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a past president of the Eagles Club.  Beverly enjoyed learning about Native American heritage, collecting Native American memorabilia, especially pieces centered around wolves.  Beverly especially looked forward to native American Pow Wow’s that where she could sit and enjoy the music and the dancing.  Beverly was always compassionate, empathetic, and looking to care for others.  This carried through in her professional career where she worked for years in nursing and as a mental health care provider.  Beverly was always the first to do for others, and this loving trait guided her principles throughout her career.

Beverly leaves behind her husband of 62 years Sterling, four of her five children; Roburta, Raymond, Mary, George, and Sean, along with 16 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.  Beverly also leaves behind her niece Leigh Terrell and nephew Lane Terrell.  Beverly is predeceased by her parents, Loren and Ruth Lane, her fourth child Paul Anthony, a cousin Carolyn Lane, her sister-in-law Roberta Ruth Halsey, and her sister Sydney Anne Terrell.

Services will be held at Kincer Funeral Home on Monday, June 29th; The visitation will start at 2pm followed by a service at 3pm.  A Celebration of Beverly’s life will continue at her home in Bowdoinham following the services.

Please, in lieu of flowers, make a donation to Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick in Beverly’s memory.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Teresa A. Gray

TeresaRichmond-Teresa “Terry” Ann Gray, 68, passed peacefully at her home on June 4, 2020.

She was born January 16, 1952, to Kenneth and Barbara Gray. She grew up at first in Bar Harbor and then moved to Stonington, Maine when her father became the superintendent of schools there. She graduated from Deer Isle / Stonington High School in 1970 where she was (though mischievous) a solid student and athlete.

After high school, she soon married and became a mother (to her first son, Brent) and lived in Deer Isle for the next several years. During that time, she gave birth to a second son (Brian). She and her sons moved to Prospect Harbor, where she eventually remarried and started a successful career as an insurance / real estate agent.

In her early 40’s she decided to change career paths and pursue a Nursing degree from the University of Maine. She “toughed it out” and as a result of her hard work, she was quite successful, earning her way to the Dean’s List despite the challenges of being a non-traditional student, mother, and maintaining a full-time job.

She later moved to Richmond and married her husband of 25 years, Rusty. She took a position as an R.N. in a nursing home and later worked her way up to be the Director of Nursing, as her mother did many years before. She had a passion for taking care of her patients and expected the same of her staff. She was tough and had high standards, but her sole motivation was the welfare and dignity of those she cared for.

After her tenure as a D.O.N., she opted to retire. This gave her the time to focus on her many interests, which included:

  • • Gardening. She was happiest with her hands in the dirt, and her yard is proof of her passion. At its peak, her yard was a “hidden sanctuary” right in the middle of Richmond, known to only a few.
  • • Arts and Crafts. Her free spirit, “funky” style, talent, and creativity were evident in everything she did (e.g.: needle felting, painting, knitting, sewing).
  • • Environment / nature. Protecting the environment and helping living things were very important to her.
  • • Scrabble and crosswords. Only Terry would know that “za” is a real word and could use it to beat you…
  • • Facebook. Though she initially scorned FB, it became a means by which she connected and communicated with friends (new and old) and shared her interests and opinions.
  • • The Beatles. An avid fan, she always had The Beatles station on XM radio throughout the day. The memorabilia in her home were constant reminders of the love she had for this band. She was fortunate to cross off a bucket list item when she attended a Paul McCartney concert in New York with her son, Brian.

Terry was predeceased by her father, Ken, her brother, David, and her mother, Barbara. She is survived by her husband, Cyrus “Rusty” Kendrick, as well as her sons, Brent Snowden (wife Michelle and grandchildren, Emily and Josh) and Brian Snowden (wife Jessy and granddaughter Kali). Additionally, siblings Gary Gray(wife Sandy and nephews / nieces Josh,

Logan, Noah, Brodie, Samantha, and Chelsea), Lori Boyce (partner Stuart Varisco, nephew Justin and niece Kyla), Shari Johnson (husband Tom), and Suzi Lancaster (husband Hugh, nephew Kyle and niece Ciarra), Additionally, many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, friends, Jabba(her bird), animals, and plants.

Per Terry’s request, the family will not hold a formal ceremony or service. Please remember her as the free-spirited, funky, gypsy soul that she was.

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Gil Mark Robert

pic RobertBowdoin- Gil Mark Robert, 56, of Bowdoin, passed away on June 4th, 2020 in Brunswick.

Gil was born, in Brunswick on March 30th, 1964, to Roger P. Sr. and Hope (Timmons) Robert.  He loved soccer and was very competitive in school.  He graduated from Mt. Ararat. 

Gil liked going to Popham Beach for walks and absolutely loved the Florida Gators and the Dallas Cowboys.  He was an extremely hard worker and worked right up to the last month of his illness.  He worked as an autobody technician all his life; first at Robert’s Auto Center in Bowdoinham and his last (current) job at Sanford’s Autobody in West Bath.  Gil was an incredibly good brother, friend, and husband and would do anything for anyone.  He will be greatly missed.

Gil was predeceased by his parents and his baby brother Daniel Robert.

He is survived by his wife Cheryl Robert, his brothers Roger R. Robert, Jr (Ron) and wife Kim , David Robert and wife Rochelle Robert, Shawn Robert, and Paul Robert and his partner Heather Small,  his sister Cathleen Robert-Rice, his step-brother Alan Pomerleau and  wife Michelle, Andy Martin and  wife Shannon, Jay Martin and wife Danielle of Leesville, CA, and Leisha Martin of Buffalo, NY.

Services will be a Bayview Cemetery, in Bowdoinham, on Saturday at 12noon followed immediately by a celebration of Gil’s life at 555 bay Rd., in Bowdoinham.

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Doris Davis

davis picApril 20, 2020 Doris Davis of Pownal, Maine passed away peacefully at the age of 85. Doris was healthy and lived independently with minimal assistance right up until her death.

Doris's life consisted of being a homemaker and a mother of 6 children.

While raising 6 children every meal was made from scratch as she loved to cook and spend time with family.

In our family she was known as Grammy D to all of her grandchildren.

Despite having such a large family, she always had a sense of humor and made time for everyone whether it was in person or on the phone especially her lifelong friend Crystal Gustafason.

She was a loving person with a sense of humor who you could call on for advice and a lifetime of wisdom. In addition, she was a big advocate for the outdoors, the sun, the woods, and the ocean, always making the best of things that she could.

The family would like to extend a great thanks to all of the wonderful friends and neighbors that became a part of Doris's life to make her comfortable during her final years.

Doris is survived by 4 children Deborah Jones, Shirley Anderson, Carolyn Davis Mayo and Gordon McManus. 

Grandchildren Robert and Heather Jones, Danielle LeClair, Trish Merrill, Cory and Julie Groves and 5 Great Grandchildren She is predeceased by her husband Nathan Davis, sons Timothy and John McManus and grandson Scott LeClair.

The family will be holding a small private service in the late Summer

 at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Doris will be laid to rest finally reunited with her husband Nathan Davis.  There will be a celebration of life/family picnic, at her favorite place to visit, “Winslow Park" in Freeport, Maine.

In Lieu of flowers a donation made be made in her name to the Freeport Community Services Inc.  53 Depot Street Freeport, Maine 04032

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Gretchen Greenleaf

GretchenWestport Island-Gretchen Greenleaf, 47, passed with her loving mother and brother holding her at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta on Sabbath, June 6, 2020.

Gretchen was born on Wednesday, November 29, 1972 at Parkview Hospital, Brunswick to Frankie T. Greenleaf Jr., and Karen Cunningham Greenleaf.  The family was complete as she joined her older brother Tyler.

Gretchen faced many physical challenges but always maintained her sweet, patient, loving spirit.  She enjoyed music and her pets, but most of all loved family and friends.  Gretchen also enjoyed many family outings to Walt Disney World and the Great Smoky Mountains as well as lots of day trips to unknown destinations.

She was lovingly cared for at home for 45 years by family and a few special caregivers.  The past few years she was a resident at Klearview Manor in Fairfield where she received excellent care. 

Gretchen’s beloved dad passed to his rest just months ago on August 29, 2019.  She is survived by her mother Karen Greenleaf, brother Tyler Greenleaf, Nephew Noah Greenleaf, sister in-law Anne E. Clifford, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  As well as her Brunswick Seventh Day Adventist Church Family.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, June 21st at 3pm at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Birch Point Rd., Wiscasset.

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

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Sherry M. (Robinson) Rice

picture RICEWoolwich – Sherry M. (Robinson) Rice passed away into the arms of her Lord on May 22, 2020.  She was born on May 26, 1938 to Roger and Marguerite Robinson.  She attended Bath Schools, graduating from Morse High School in 1956.  She and Sgt. Wilford E Rice (US Army) married on December 28 of that year and remained so until his death in 2011.  She devoted herself as a homemaker for their three sons in many places such as Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Germany and in their last residence of Woolwich.  She was a very selfless person, always putting others first. Her warm smile always welcomed you.  She had a great passion for all the dogs they had throughout the years.  She was an accomplished pianist and accordion player. Sherry played piano for the North Woolwich Church for many years.  Her favorite times were spent with her family and friends. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Her presence will surely be missed by so many people, but her spirit will always be with us and we find comfort knowing she is with the Lord.

She is predeceased by her mother and father and her husband.

She leaves behind her children Roger Rice and his wife Vicky of Virginia Beach, Va, Wilford (Andy) Rice and his wife Diana of Bowdoin, Me, and Clifford Rice and his wife Jenniferlynn of Richmond, Me; grandchildren Maegan Rice, Laura Stitham, Hayley Barclay and her husband Kyle, Ryan Rice, Ethan Rice and his wife Cheyenne, Adriana Fehlau and her husband Joshua, Joshua Anderson and his fiance Lindsay, Elijah Rice and his fiancé Cara Amador, Rowan Rice, Sarah-Helen Rice, Gideon Rice; great-grandchildren Blake McMahan, Nora Barclay, Henry Barclay, Charlotte Stitham, Oliver Stitham, Melissa Rice, Persephone Anderson, Clare Anderson, Haley Anderson, sisters Shirley Pizziferri and her husband Frank of Fla, and Taffy Wagner and her husband Eric of Bath, Me and many nephews and nieces

The family asks that donations be made to Chop Point Camp, 420 Chopps Point Road, Woolwich, Me 04579.

Services will be held at a later date

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Barry A. Barter

Richmond-Barry A. Barter, 77, of Main St., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his home, with  his brother and sister in-law by his side.

He was born in Bath on April 11, 1943 the son of Alton Barter Sr., and Velma (Longley).

He was predeceased by his parents, step father Edwin Lebel and half brother Dennis Lebel.  Barry is survived by his brother Alton Barter and wife Barbara, two nephews Dale and Hal, and their families, two step sisters, two sisters in-law and a brother in-law.

He had lived with Barbara and Alton for over 20 years.  Barry grew up in an extended loving family.  Anyone that knew Barry could not help but love him.

A graveside services will be held at a later date.

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

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Akemi Frizzle

picFRIZZLEBowdoinham – Akemi Frizzle, 83, of Bowdoinham passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at her home.

Akemi was born in Kagoshima, Japan on Jan. 06, 1937 to Kizuo and Sano (Sakamoto) Yanagihara.

In 1959 Akemi met her future husband, Gordon Frizzle, while he was stationed in Japan while he in the U.S. Military.  Akemi and Gordon married on Nov. 24, 1961 and the moved to the U.S. in 1962, settling in Bowdoinham, Maine, where they would live and raise their family.

Akemi was an avid gardener and would enjoy spending time tending her flowers.  Akemi’s greatest love was for her family and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

 

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Howard Marvin Kenney

Kenney Howard pic 2Kenney Howard pic 1Howard Marvin Kenney of Woolwich, ME passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 87 years.

He is survived by his beloved children Jean S McGuigan, Joan E Kenney, Howard C Kenney of Woolwich, ME and Phyllis H Kenney of Farmingdale, ME. His grandchildren & great grandchildren Joshua, Leah, Sophie & Joseph Norton of Farmingdale, ME, Kurt Kenney of Richmond, ME, Danielle, Benjamin, Anabelle & Connor Barry of Farmingdale, ME, Sarah, Jason & Liam McGuigan – Aarons of Woolwich, ME, Nicole & Nicholas Noble of Richmond, ME and James Kenney.

Howard was born on June 5, 1932 in Litchfield, ME to Clifton C & Hazel B (Seddon) Kenney. He was the one of ten children. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 62 years Gloria A (Cray) Kenney, siblings: Ronald C Kenney, Warren A Kenney & his wives Joanne M and Alice M, Russell A Kenney & his wife Barbara M, Elwin O Kenney and his sister Roxene L Knight and brother in law John T Daly. Surviving siblings are Fred M Kenney & his wife Penny G, Jean Daly, Gerald A Kenney & his wife Vickie J, and Marjorie R Perry & her husband Gary R (Mike). He also enjoyed all of his nephews, nieces and their families.

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Priscilla J Allen

PriscillaDresden-Priscilla Jean Allen, 84, died on April 1, 2020 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

She was born on January 14, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of George and Sarah Allen.

Priscilla worked as a teacher and speech therapist for the Augusta School Department for many years.

Priscilla enjoyed collecting teddy bears, wildlife painting, and wildlife sculptures.

She was predeceased by her parents and a brother George C. Allen Jr.   Priscilla is survived by her nephew George C. Allen III and wife Pauline, great nephew George C. Allen the IV and wife Cathy, and great great nephew George C. Allen V.

Funeral service will be announced at a later date.

 

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Joan B. Ladner

LadnerWestbrook - Joan B. Ladner, 82, of Jefferson passed away on March 31, 2020 at Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook, from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Joan was born on December 8th, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts to Ralph M. and Barbara (Shorey) Barter. She attended schools in Newton, MA and was active as a drum majorette before graduating from Newton High School in 1955. 

Joan married Craig Ladner of Newton, MA in 1956 and they celebrated 50 happy years together.  Joan was the proud mother of three active boys who grew up in Maynard, MA through high school.  She was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Webelos. She and Craig were active with the Band Boosters at Maynard High and participated in the band exchange programs. 

Joan enjoyed camping with her family over the years and made many lifelong summer friends at the former Wilderness Campground in Norway, ME.  A decision to relocate the family from Maynard to year-round residence in Norway in 1977 was a big adventure for all.  Years later they moved to Kennebunk, ME for Craig’s work, and she and Craig took up camping again at Sherwood Forest in New Harbor, ME.  They loved spending time around the Midcoast and eventually settled in Jefferson, ME for their retirement years.

Joan began work at Boston Edison. Later, she worked as a draftsperson for Ark-les Switch Corp in Watertown, MA, Data Terminal Systems in Maynard, MA and at Chu Associates in Harvard, MA.   Once in Maine she continued to work as a draftsperson, for Cornwall Wood Products in South Paris, ME and then Shively Labs in Bridgton, ME before retiring.

Joan was an avid knitter, quilter and all around crafty type.  The whole family, especially her five granddaughters, fondly remembers her hand-knitted hats, mittens, sweaters, and homemade bed quilts.  In Jefferson, she was active in the local Grange, the Bunker Hill Community Center, the Bunker Hill “Preserve the View” group, a ‘stitch-and-bitch’ crafting group, as well as volunteering for the Strawberry Festival and other events with the Bunker Hill Church Ladies Aid Society.

Joan was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Craig, and her brother Robert.  “Ya mutha” is survived by sons Wayne Ladner, of Richmond, ME, Keith Ladner and his wife, Debra, of Norway, ME, and Dale Ladner and his wife, Kathleen, of Casco, ME; five granddaughters, Becki, Sarah, Michelle, Brittany and Kelcey; great-grandsons Alan, Davin, Edward, Westley and great grand-daughters Jordan and Hannah, nieces, nephews and cousins scattered across the US; and daughter-in-law Yvonne Brunelle, of Charlottesville, VA.

The family is grateful to the in-home support staff at One2One Home Care in Newcastle, and especially to all the folks who cared for her (especially Cindy!) at Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook in her final years.

No funeral services are planned at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or the Bunker Hill Church/ Ladies Aid Society, c/o Mark Johnston, 244 Kerns Hill Rd, Manchester, ME 04351.

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

 

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Maurice C Finley

FinleySouth Gardiner-Maurice C. Finley, 79, passed away March 27, 2020 at his home, after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Belfast, Maine on December 7, 1940 the son of Frank and Cora (Phillips) Finley. 

Maurice was predeceased by his brothers James Finley, Frank Finley Jr. (Teddy), Raymond Finley and a sister Ramona Packard. 

He will be sadly missed by his many friends in the Richmond, Dresden, Gardiner area and particularly his longtime best friend Paul Fowler of South Gardiner. 

Special thanks to Dr. Linda Hermans for her friendship and the care given to Maurice for many years.  Also, the doctors, nurses and others at Maine General Medical Center who cared for him the past few weeks.

At his request, no services will be held.

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

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Charles E. Guptill

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1945-2020

Brunswick - Charles E. Guptill, of Brunswick, passed away on Monday March 16,2020 at Mid-Coast Hospital with his beloved wife Michelle by his side.

Charlie was born in 1945 in Brunswick to parents Roy and Charlotte Guptill. He attended local schools and played varsity hockey and tennis for Brunswick High School. After graduating from College in Nebraska, Charlie returned to Maine and worked for a time as an arborist for a tree company.

While his future wife, Michelle was studying Art History and Architecture in Boston, her friend Joni came to stay with her for the weekend. She asked Michelle if she would be willing to go on a "blind date" with a guy named Charlie from Brunswick. They would be double dating with Joni and her boyfriend at the time. The fact that Charlie was 5 ½ years older than Michelle intrigued her and she agreed.

Michelle still remembers the first time she saw Charlie. He was tan from working outdoors, he wore jeans, a button-down collar shirt, a navy-blue sport jacket with gold buttons, loafers worn without socks and Ray Ban Sunglasses. She also noticed he had dimples. They went out that evening and also the next day. After that first date Charlie would often call Michelle and when he would be done with work, he would drive to Boston 2-3 times a week if just to spend one or two hours with her and then drive back to Maine that same evening. The two of them soon became inseparable and eventually married and settled in Brunswick where they raised their 3 children.

Growing up Charlie learned to love and respect nature and the outdoors from his father, Roy. They were very close and often went fishing, bird hunting, hiking, duck hunting, boating, skiing and snowshoeing together. His father was a wonderful role model for Charlie.

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Joanne L. (Sproul) Harriman

harriman pictureRichmond-  Joanne L. (Sproul) Harriman, 81, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at her home from a brief illness.

Joanne was born on October 25, 1938, in Bangor, the daughter of Donald J. and Lucy E. (Gray) Sproul. Joanne grew up in the Bangor area where she attended John Bapst High School.

Joanne worked at Emple’s Knitting Mill in Brewer until it’s closing. Joanne then went on to college where she earned a degree in nursing, specializing in phlebotomy.   At that point, Joanne secured her most rewarding job as a phlebotomist for the Red Cross; working blood drives all over Maine. In later years Joanne worked at Joanne’s Fabric, in Topsham, where she won her first of many “Golden Scissors Awards” for being an outstanding employee in her first month.

Over the years Joanne enjoyed candlepin bowling and was on several teams, she also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and spending time with her family and many friends. Joanne especially enjoyed reminiscing of growing up out on “the Avenue” with her loving family and close cousins.

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Carlos James Henry Mateyko

Mateyko2Carlos James Henry Mateyko was born March 28th, 1957 and passed early in the morning on March 15th, 2020 with family at his side. He was a dedicated son, father, and brother and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his three children, Ryan, Lucas and Julianna Mateyko, his five siblings, Rachelle Tome, George Mateyko, Dolores Mateyko, Julianna Dullum, and Joseph Mateyko, his aunt Ofira Grace (Fifi) Gonzales Merkle, and his twelve nieces and nephews.

James was born to Charles and Rachel (Raquel) Mateyko on the Tachikawa Airforce Base in Japan. He had a great sense of humor and touched many lives through his work and social activities, including those at the American Legion Post #132 in Richmond, ME. He served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1976 to 1980 and reenlisted in the Navy Reserves in 1992. He also served with the Bowdoinham Volunteer Fire Department in his younger years. He enjoyed many activities including; spending time with his children, bingo, NASCAR, and snowmobiling.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at  Kincer Funeral Home,130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME, on Thursday, March 19th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Maine Veterans Cemetery , Mt. Vernon Rd, Augusta  on Friday, March 20 at 2pm. All flowers, donations, and condolences can be sent to Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, ME.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Annelise Rickberg

Brunswick - Annelise Rickberg, 88, of Bath, passed away on Thursday, March, 12, 2020 at Horizons Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick.  

Lise was born on January 7, 1932 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she grew up.  She graduated from the Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design in Copenhagen, Denmark’s   leading fashion and couture academy, and continued to educate herself as a seamstress.  Lise had an eye for design and a talent for making fashionable clothes, quilts and other sewn household items.  She married Jesper Hoem and had two children.  In the early seventies she married Bengt Rickberg, and they moved to California in 1975.  Around 1986 they moved to Bath, Maine, where they lived until Lise moved to Hill House Assisted Living in 2017.  Lise was a private person, and those who knew her appreciated her friendship.  

She was predeceased by her husband Bengt in May 2011 and is survived by her son Mikkel Hoem and wife Soes, and her daughter Signe Berntsen and husband Michael, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  

Burial will take place in the spring.  Those who wish to honor Lise may make a donation to the Midcoast Humane Society at www.midcoasthumane.org

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Violette Stella Murphy

pic Murphy 1Portland- Violette Stella Murphy, 75, of West Bath, passed away on Sunday, March 08, 2020, at Maine Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Violette was born in Biddeford, the daughter of Pauline M. (Perreault) Boisvert.  After graduation, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1964 and was stationed in San Diego California.  There she met her husband John Murphy and they were married on April 24, 1965.  Violette was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1965 expecting her and John’s first child.  For many years she was the Personal Property Transportation Officer for the Brunswick Naval Air Station until she retired in 1999.

Violette was very active in the American Legion and Auxiliary of Emmerson & Lane Post 132 in Richmond. She was a past Commander for the post and also held the position of Adjutant for many years.  At the Forth District level she held the positions of First Vice Commander and Commander. She was also a member of Voiture Locale #308 - 40&8.

Violette enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, and raising animals on a small farm in Bowdoinham. She loved to collect mermaids.  She won many first place prizes from several local fairs for her sewing and crocheted creations. In her family, they have a tradition of naming every member with a Disney character name; hers was Goofy.  The name she most loved to be called was Mémère. She volunteered for the youth groups her children were involved in and dedicated many years of service to both Girl Scouts and the local 4H club.

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David W. Lavigne

picLavigne2Auburn-  David W. Lavigne, 53, passed away unexpectedly from health problems, on Feb., 27, 2020 at his home in Auburn.

David was born in Brunswick, Maine on April 20, 1966, the son of Jenny Libby.  In his youth, David was a Boy Scout.  He also liked woodworking and drawing.

David was a Jack-of-all-trades and worked as a carpenter and painter.  He enjoyed music, and spending time with his family and friends.

David was predeceased by his mother, his brother Earl Dehan, and two cousins; Donna Pottle and Randy Bishop.

He is survived by his sister Cricket Libby Gregorich and her sons Adam and Lucas Gregorich, two brothers; Reggie and Mike Dehan and their families, cousins Squeekie, Pam, Sara, Chelsea and Sharon, as well as many second, third and fourth cousins.

There will be a memorial service for David on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. in Richmond. 

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Peter C. Nossal

picNOSSALPeter C. Nossal, 78, of Harwich, MA., Tarpon Springs, FL., and formerly of East Longmeadow, MA., passed away on February 19, 2020 in Florida.

Peter was born in Brooklyn, NY., the son of Fred and Anna (Mandel) Nossal. Peter graduated from the American International College. Over his career as a CPA and CFO, Peter worked at Combustion Engineering, Jack August's Seafood Restaurant and Tyler Equipment Corporation. He also served on finance boards of East Longmeadow and Hampden, MA.

Peter enjoyed family gatherings, travel, Petanque and Jazz nights.

He was predeceased by his parents and first wife Virginia Lee (Betteridge) Nossal. Peter is survived by his wife of 22 years, Helena Lee (deVyner)(Kullberg) Nossal, brother Ralph Nossal, his children Mark (Judi), Gay Wells (John) and Eric (Dawn). Helena's children Marc, Alan(Chris), Jonathan (Amy) and Matthew (Ronna) Kullberg. Grandchildren Liz and Karen Wells, Caitlin, Alyssa, Hannah, Nicolas and Cameron Kullberg.

Peter was non-judgmental, kind to all, always a gentleman, and a strong believer in education.

Memorial donations may be made to the scholarship program of your choice.

A private celebration of Peter's life to be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St Richmond, Me 04357. 207-737-4395

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Gregory Lee Lemar

pic Lemar 3Gregory Lee Lemar, 59, of Dresden, died on Feb. 23, 2020 at Moosehead Lake in Greenville in a snowmobile accident while he and his wife enjoyed a sport they loved.

Beginning at the age of ten, Greg began digging worms alongside his dad and brothers. In the 1980’s he drove eighteen wheelers where he got the nickname “Gearjammer”. For forty years he cut and sold Christmas trees with his best friend, David Cronk, and later with his brother, Kevin. He opened Greg’s Used Autos in 1985 where he sold and repaired secondhand vehicles.

Greg loved digging marine worms which he considered the perfect way to make money and exercise at the same time. He enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, deep sea fishing, playing slots at the casinos, and vacationing with his wife and friends. He bought and “flipped” houses with his wife and figured that if he could make five bucks on it, why not? He loved bonfires, enjoyed drinking beer with his friends, and “tearing up” through the north woods. Going on adventures with his wife and dog Whitey, and spending Funday Sundays with them were the highlights of his week.

Greg was a member of the following clubs: Auto Auction of New England, Southern Auto Auction, Acadia Auto Auction, and “The Fun Club” which consisted of weekend warriors on the river or on the snow.

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Donald D. Sicard

Donald D. Sicard 81, of Lisbon Falls passed away after a long illness on February 7th, at Gosnell House in Scarbouough. Don was born in Windham, son of Roy J. Sicard and Jeannette Bellefeuille Sicard.

The family moved to Westbrook and Donald attended school there and later graduated from Cheverus High School. In 1957 Donald married Jacqueline Higgins and they settled in Portland. He worked several years and retired from Portland Housing Authority as a supervisor for the maintenance department. While his children were young, he also drove for Congdon Trucking delivering the Maine Sunday Telegram from Portland to Portsmouth.

Donald was a Master Maine Guide and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He spent many hours tying flies and began the Casco Bay Fly Tying Co. of Portland and Lisbon. He was a member of several hunting and fishing sporting groups. Being a man of many talents, he also played trombone for the S.D. Warren marching band, was a scout leader, licensed arborist and a Eucharistic Minister for the Cathedral Church in Portland.

He was predeceased by his wife Jackie, both of his parents and his brother Philip.

Donald is survived by his sister Jean Delano, daughters Mary Ann Adams and her husband Dana, Donna Sicard Patrick, Theresa Jimino and her husband Frank, Karen Sicard and her life partner Earl Cook, his 11 grandchildren Lynn Adams, Sara Adams Roy, Nicole Poulin, John Patrick, Thomas Patrick, Gerald Tucker, Ann Marie Tucker, David Sicard, Cameron King, Sierra Sicard and Skyler Brothers. Additionally, his 16 great grandchildren.

As per Donald’s request there will be no memorial services. A private family service will be held at a later date.

The family would also like to thank the folks at Falmouth House, Compassus Agency and Gosnell House for all of their kindness and support.

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Marilyn Jean Allen

MaAllen pic 2rilyn Jean Allen, 72, of West Gardiner, passed on Feb. 16th, 2020 ,peacefully in her own home, surrounded by loved-ones.  Marilyn was born in Gardiner to Matte and Lester Parlin, on July 18th, 1947.  She attended Gardiner Area High school, and graduated Class of 1965.  Marilyn was a good shot and loved to hunt.  She also loved to fish at Thistle Pond and watching her beloved Red Sox.

Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Matte and Lester Parlin, her sisters Rochelle Downs and Jean Parlin, her nephew Roger Downs, Jr, and her infant grandsons Jordan David and Todd Michael.

Marilyn is survived by her high school sweetheart, and loving husband of 54 years, David Allen,  David’s brother Leon and his wife Dorothy of West Gardiner, David’s other brother Raymond and his wife Sandy Allen of West Gardiner, her niece Vicky and husband Joe Legere and their children of Falmouth, Danny Downs and partner Claude Castonguay of Biddeford, Marilyn’s son and daughter-in-law Todd and Kim Allen of Raymond, her daughter Tammy Allen of Farmingdale, Marilyn’s Grandson Nicholas Allen and his fiancé Alexandra Hall of Auburn, granddaughter Ashten Allen and her fiancé Greg Pease of Pittston, and four great-grandchildren Nyklauss, Teagan, Everett, and Avery.

The family of Marilyn will be forever grateful for the services provided by Maine General Hospice Care.

There will be a memorial visitation from 3pm to 5pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

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Rosallie Mae (Wheeler) Andrews

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West Gardiner – Rosalie Mae (Wheeler) Andrews 96, of West Gardiner, passed away peacefully on Saturday Feb. 15th, with her youngest daughter at her side, at Gray Birch Nursing Home, Augusta, where she has resided for the past 3 year. She was born on February 1, 1924, in Gardiner. Rosalie was the daughter of the late Lester Alton Wheeler and Berniece Pearl Cunningham.

She was educated in the South Gardiner and Gardiner School system until the eighth grade, at that time she and her sister Catherine went to work at a textile mill in South Gardiner. She worked in retail sales for many years. The last 30 years Rosalie enjoyed fitting the area woman, for there under garments, at Sears Department Store in Augusta, until her retirement at the age of 83. She had a love for learning and reading that she continued to do right up to her last days.

On June 28th, 1946 she was married to Everard Sheldon Andrews Jr., until his death in 2002.  Rosalie loved being a home maker and raising her nine children.

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Diane J. Philbrick

Brunswick- Diane J. Philbrick passed on Feb 15th, 2020 after a long illness, surrounded by her family and friends.

Diane is survived by her daughter Jessica Kater of Colorado, son Jeremy Danley of New Hampshire, and grandson Owen Danley, also of New Hampshire.

She was also survived by her sister Debbie Lee of Maryland, brother David Philbrick of Richmond, ad her aunt and uncle of Farmingdale.

Diane was predeceased by both parents and her beloved cat Charli.

A private service was held by the family.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com 

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Arlene Weik Fabbri

FabbripicRichmond - Arlene Weik Fabbri passed away on 29 January 2020 in Brunswick, Maine after a brief illness. She is survived by her daughter Patrina Curtis (and husband Kevin) of Richmond, Maine, grandson Patrick Curtis & great-grandson Kirby Curtis of Anchorage, Alaska, and granddaughter Sarah Curtis of Durant, Oklahoma.

Born in Litchfield, Connecticut on 2 June 1928, Arlene was the oldest of three children of Andrew Jacob and Florence (Bunnell) Weik. Her brother Kirby and sister Sally predeceased her. She survived both her first husband, Ronald Fabbri of California and her second husband, Thomas Sutton of Williamsburg.

Arlene’s path through life took her to homes in Connecticut, Virginia, Libya and Alaska, and back to New England where she resided in Richmond, Maine for the last ten years. But Williamsburg, Virginia captured her heart. In 1965 she began a more than thirty-five-year career at Colonial Williamsburg working as an Exhibition Buildings Hostess, an Interpreter in the Department of School and Group Services, and a Staff member at the Abby Aldrich Folk Art and Dewitt Wallace Galleries.  Among many aspects of her varied career, Arlene delighted in learning about women’s history and enjoyed sharing that knowledge in her tours of the Historic Area with Colonial Williamsburg’s visitors.

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Mark T. White

Woolwich - Mark T. White, 58, of Woolwich, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 from complications following his battle with leukemia.

Mark loved all things to do with cars and motors. He was a very talented mechanic and could fix most anything. Before his illness, he worked as an automotive technician at Bill's Garage in West Bath.

Mark was predeceased by his parents William D. White and Nancy E. (Adams) White.

Mark is survived by his wife, Jo Warner-White of Woolwich; his brother Paul White and his wife Candy of Dresden; his brother Patrick White and his wife Betty of Pavilion, N.Y.; his brother Michael White of Bath a sister, Mary Beth Smith and her husband, Gordon of Brunswick; a sister-in-law, Laura Comeau and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial visitation on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5pm to 6:30pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond.  Following the visitation will be a memorial service at 6:30pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Mark's honor at The Midcoast Humane Society, The American Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St, Richmond, ME  04357

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Robert E. Delano

WiscasspicDELANO Robertet- Robert E. Delano, 84, of Wiscasset died on January 18, 2020 at Mid Coast Hospital from natural causes.

He was born January 29, 1935 in Boothbay, the son of Arthur Russell and Florence Madelyn Delano.

Robert lived and worked digging worms, and at Hunt Brothers Lumber in the sawmill in Wiscasset.  Later, he worked at Marriner Lumber in Brunswick, where he retired.

He was married twice and was the father of Robert Delano, Jr., and Barbara Delano.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, brothers Kenneth, George, Jeffrey, and Arthur, Jr., and sisters Marjorie Sproul, Margaret (Peggy) Creamer, and Martha Delano.

He is survived by brothers Lloyd Delano and companion Toni, Richard Delano and wife Karen, Dana Delano and wife Bonnie, Wendell Delano, Dean Delano, and wife Nora, sisters Linda Delano, Nancy Morton and husband (Bart) Milan, (Polly) Ruth Webber, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bob loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, mowing, and tinkering with cars.

There will be no formal services.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Daniele M. Haines

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HainesBOWDOIN-Daniele Haines, 43, of Bowdoin, passed away at CMMC Hospital, January 24, 2020 unexpectedly after a short illness with her wife Nicole Haines and family by her side.

Daniele was born April 20, 1976 in Winchester MA, to Janet Carver and the late Gary Roy.

Daniele graduated from at Shawsheen Technical School in Billerica where she worked various jobs until meeting Victor Ripa and becoming a mother of two.  She was a stay at home mom.  Daniele and Victor shared a loving family until his untimely death in 2014.

Daniele enjoyed being a mother and loved her children.  She was an avid fan of Winston Cup Racing with Kyle Busch being her number one.  Daniele loved all sports especially watching the New England Patriots.

Daniele and Nikki were married in August of 2019 and Daniele was happier than she had ever been.  They had recently moved to Bowdoin, Maine where Daniele could share her love of animals as well.

Daniele is survived by her wife Nikki Haines and two children Victor Ripa Jr., of Bowdoin, Madison Roy of Salem, NH., sister Desiree Roy and boyfriend Jim Fortier of Lowell, MA., sisters, Ashley Abbis and her husband Steven Abbis of Salem, NH., Katherine Roy and boyfriend John Cote of Haverhill, MA., brother Andrew Roy of Salem, NH., and stepmother Janet Antonuccio of Salem NH.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Jan 31 from 6-8 pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street Richmond.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday February 1st at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

A celebration of life will also be held in at the Billerica Elks, 14 Webb Brook Rd in Mass, February 8th from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Memorial condolences may be expressed at Kincer Funeral Home Website.

Memorial donations in Daniele Haines may be made to the Salvation Army.

Special thank you to the staff of CMMC with an extra special thank you Pam, Kim K and Kim B for their outstanding care and support to Daniele and all of us.

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Lawrence A. Dearborn Sr.

DearbornPittston-Lawrence A. Dearborn Sr., (Formerly of Richmond, Me) passed away January 22, 2020 from Alzheimer's, Dementia and Parkinson's with his wife Rita and family by his side.

Larry was born Nov 6, 1934 in Richmond, Maine, the son of Arthur and Viva (McKenny) Dearborn. He graduated from Richmond Schools and enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantry Soldier in 1953, where he proudly served his country, for as he would like to say, "20 years, 3 months and 21 days".  During his military career, Larry served at numerous duty stations in the US., while in the Army, as well as bases overseas.  He also served one tour in Korea in the DMZ and two tours in VietNam. 

Larry is probably remembered by many as the most patriotic person they knew, driving an American Flag painted Limo in support of active duty, retired and deceased veterans. He made it his life’s goal to make sure every veteran, alive or deceased, was treated with respect and honor.

Larry was Commander of American Legion Post 132 in Richmond for two terms, Commander of the State of Maine American Legion for one term, as well as Historian for the State American Legion several times. Larry belonged to 28 different veteran affiliated organizations, volunteered at the Maine Veteran's Home and was most proud to be an active member of the Maine Patriot Guard Riders, where he felt like he was part of another family. 

Larry was predeceased by his parents, former wife Gisela, an infant daughter Christine, sister Thelma Prout and her husband Joe, sister in law Rachel Dearborn and mother in law Marjorie A. Muse.

Larry is survived by his loving wife Rita of Pittston, son Lawrence Jr., and wife Danette of Camano Island Washington, daughter Rose Beckwith and husband David of Richmond, son Charlie and his wife Kathy of Richmond, Son Tom and Lissa Madore of Woolwich, son Mark and wife Heather of Burleson, Texas, daughter Ann Dearborn of Woolwich, stepdaughter Erica Barbioni and fiancée Rob of New York.   Larry is also survived by a sister Christine Dearborn of Richmond, brother Roland Dearborn and wife Else of Florida, Gregory Dearborn of Kentucky, sisters-in-law Mary Ann Blaser of NH, Robin Arsenault and husband Dean of Massachusetts, Bernadette Beeney and husband Richard of Maine, brothers-in-law Richard DiSisto of NH, Joseph DiSisto of NH, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. 

Larry's wife would like to thank the following for all their help and support: Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice, Bill & Lynne Stephens of Pittston, and Jennifer Laflin of Gorham.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, January 25th from 11am to 1pm with a funeral service to follow at the funeral home.

A burial with full military honors will take place on Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm at Maine Veteran's Cemetery Civic Center Dr., Augusta, Maine 04330

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Carol A. Carver

RICarverCHMOND - Carol Ann (Emmons) Carver, 73, of Kimball Street, passed away January 12, 2020 at the home of her daughter, Brenda in Litchfield along with her other two children Gayla and Paul by her side.

She was born October 2,1946, in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of William E. and Lillian (Freeman) Emmons of Richmond.      

Carol attended Richmond schools. In 1971, she married Weston P. Carver Jr.

Carol had a variety of jobs over the years. She worked at Merrymeeting Gardens, Etonic Shoe Shop, Clarostat, Popp's Farm and 3 North Pleasant as an Aide.

She enjoyed playing Bingo, camping, playing cards and her time working with the elderly. She also enjoyed working on her many craft projects and puzzles. Carol always looked forward to August when the family gathering would take place in Smithfield.
She also enjoyed going out to eat with her friends and especially her lifetime best friend/sister-in-Iaw Sharon Carver.

Carol was predeceased by her husband, Weston, in 2010; her infant son, Weston Edward Emmons; her parents and a brother, William Edward Emmons Jr.

Survivors include her children, Gayla and husband Jessie Chandler of Richmond, Brenda Emmons and her companion, Arthur, of Litchfield, and son Paul Carver and wife Susan of Richmond; four brothers, Ronald Emmons Sr., and wife Martha of Richmond, Gary Emmons Sr., and wife Sandra of Richmond, Robert Emmons Sr., of Augusta and Richard Emmons Sr., and wife Sally of Abbot; Three step children, Weston, Crystal and Sue; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 11 step grandchildren, eleven step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with many great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank her beloved sister-in-law, Sandy for all her help, Dr. Linda Hermans for all her years of care and CHANS Hospice.

 A celebration of life will take place, Sunday, January 26th from 1pm to 4pm at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s  Club 2261 Hallowell Rd. Litchfield.

Carol and her husband, Weston, will be buried at the Cotton Cemetery in the spring.

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Warren Brewster

Richmond- Warren D. Brewster, 87, arrived at his rest in Jesus on January 14, 2020, after a brief illness, and a life well lived.

Warren Douglas Brewster was born in Portland, ME, to Harry and Wilda Brewster on July 20,
1932. The youngest of four boys, Warren spent his childhood in Portland where he became a
Boy Scout and an excellent swimmer. He attended Deering High School, where he lettered in
tennis.  As an upperclassman, Warren attended South Lancaster Academy in Lancaster, MA,
where he would meet his future wife, Joan Patten. They married on July 13, 1952.

Warren earned his degree as a Registered Nurse from the Atlantic Union College School of
Nursing in Lancaster, MA and New England Sanitarium. He enjoyed a successful career as a
Nurse and Medical Technician at Stoneham Memorial Hospital.

A true renaissance man, and a man of incredible intelligence and integrity, Warren enjoyed
playing tennis, reading, studying history (especially of the World Wars), playing the guitar
(teaching himself classical guitar) and clarinet, camping, walking, watching old movies, studying
maps, wordsmithing, telling jokes, and best of all, spending time with his darling wife, children,
and grandchildren. Warren loved life, his family, and above all, his God.

Warren is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Brewster of Richmond; his children, Douglas Brewster of Ohio, Carol Brewster and her husband David Waterman of Maine, Janet Brewster-Montoya of
Massachusetts, and Ronald Brewster of Maine; his grandchildren Deborah Murray of
Massachusetts, Rachel Hanscom of Maine, Vanessa Murray and her husband Richard Cabral of
Massachusetts, Kevin Murray of Massachusetts, Ashley Brewster of Ohio, and Emily Nelsen and
her husband Ben Nelsen of Ohio.

He is predeceased by his parents, Wilda and Harry, and his three older brothers, Harry, Eugene,
and Gerald.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Warren's name can be made to ADRA, Signs of the Times, Voice
of Prophecy, or the Pine Tree Academy Music Program.

Warren will be profoundly missed by his loved ones, who look forward to seeing him again
when Jesus returns. "Ketchya later".

 A graveside service will take place in the spring at the Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond.

 

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Ernest A. Martin Sr

MartinPittston- Ernest (Ernie) A. Martin Sr., 84, of the Mast Rd., passed away with family at his bedside, on January 8, 2020.

He was born on December 13, 1935 in New Gloucester the son of Ernest Yeaton and Mary Martin.

He graduated from Gardiner High School in 1954.

Ernie worked many jobs in his lifetime, most notably, as the Facility Engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation, Augusta, Maine for 19 years before retiring in 1997. He was also the Town of Pittston’s Code Enforcement Officer for 46 years retiring in 2019. He was a licensed Master Plumber, Master Electrician and Boiler Engineer in the State of Maine. 

Ernie was a lifetime member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Augusta, he achieved the 33rd Degree in 1999, the highest honor of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, a member of the Good Sam’s Club, the East Pittston United Methodist Church and a 52 year Mason of Dresden Lodge #103 A.F. & A.M.

Ernie was predeceased by his wife of 64 years Beverly Martin and his foster parents, Millard & Florence Hunt of East Pittston.  Ernest is survived by his daughter Brenda Moody and husband Horace of East Pittston, his daughter Debbie Martin of Nokomis, Florida, his son Ernest Martin Jr. and wife Sharon of East Pittston and Step Brother Ernest Rice of Belgrade, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Following retirement, Ernest enjoyed gardening, camping, working on several projects for himself and his family, canoeing, the agricultural fairs, and wintering in Zephyrhills, Florida.  Ernest was passionate about his work and he was very well respected by all who knew him.  Ernest was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and was adored by each member of his family.  He gave countless hours and much knowledge to the Town of Pittston.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Beacon Hospice, Augusta, Maine for the care, kindness and support to Ernie and his family.

A graveside committal service and gathering to celebrate his life will take place in the spring.

In Ernie’s memory, donations may be made to the Valley of Augusta Scottish Rite Scholarship Program, attention Robert Smith, P.O. Box 324, East Wilton, Maine 04234.

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John Rogachoff

gramps Dresden-John Rogachoff, 95, of the Gardiner Rd., died on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at a local assisted living facility.

He was born on November 24, 1924 in Romania.  John was part of a large family, consisting of 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

Until the day he died John always enjoyed his family and friends.  He especially enjoyed fishing, cooking, telling stories and have a toast with his buddies.  His favorite toast was "I'll see you under the table".

John worked at and retired from Healthtex in Brunswick as a machinist after 30 years.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, January 18th at 1pm at Bob's Auto 172 Alexander Reed Rd., Richmond, Me 04357. Burial will take place in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery, Dresden.

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Susan M. Brookes


BrookesWaterville-Susan M. Brookes, 83, died on January 2, 2020 at Lakewood Nursing Home, Waterville.

She was born on May 4, 1936 in Newton, Massachusetts the daughter of Lawrence and Grace McGuffin.

Susan graduated from Bigelow High School in Newton, Massachusetts.  She later went on to get her bachelors degree from the University of Maine, where she met and married her husband of 60 years Miles T. Brookes.  Susan also taught physical education at Winslow High School while coaching basketball and field hockey.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing bingo and skipbo. Susan was also a member of the Eastern Star.  She particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Susan was predeceased by her parents, son Mark Spencer Brookes HM2 US Navy, sisters Marianne Lloyd, Jeannie Willis and nephew Jackson Lloyd.   She is survived by her sons Miles (Mack) Brookes of Gardiner, David Brookes of Ohio, daughter Heather Brookes of Ohio, grandchildren Mark Brookes and wife Amy of Farmingdale, Miles Christopher Brookes and wife Heather of Alaska, Matthew Brookes and wife Jamie of Lisbon, Guinevere Hartley of Japan, Gabrielle Gowell of Ohio, Jonathan Gowell of Texas and Seamus Brookes of Ohio. Great grandchildren Mason Brookes, Emma Knight, Elsie and Eagan Brookes, Theodore and Benjamin Brookes, Jordan and Charlotte Brookes, Leah and Lydia.

A Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 10th at 11am at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in the spring at Hillside Cemetery, Gorham.

The family would like to the staff at Lakewood Nursing Home for all her great care.
In Susan's memory donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation 8301 Professional Place West, Suite 230 Landover, MD 20785-2356
 

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

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