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Richmond-Ruby A. Tarbox, 84, of the Brown Rd., died on April 21, 2021 at the home of her good friend, after a long illness.
She was born on July 31, 1936 in Farmingdale the daughter of Henry and Carrie (Cressey) Jellison.
Ruby married Gilbert Tarbox in 1952. She was predeceased by her husband and sons Gilbert "Bitsy" Tarbox and David Tarbox, brothers Winfield, Maurice and Kenneth Millett, Floyd, George, Jessie, Fred, Herman and William Jellison. Ruby is survived by her son Dean Tarbox, granddaughters Lindsay Tarbox, Allison Tarbox and companion Josh Wilkinson, Amanda Asfahl and husband Justin, great grandchildren Dustin, Avery, Brody, Griffin, a daughter in-law, sister's in-law, several nieces and nephews.
Ruby worked at Common Wealth Shoe, Etonic Shoe, Yankee Candle and IGA.
She loved her family and many life long friends. Ruby was totally committed to the Richmond community where she lived over 70 years. Ruby enjoyed square dancing, camping, reading, sewing, crocheting, knitting, and especially cooking her peanut butter fudge.
A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 15th at 2pm at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to her dear friend Connie Smith with whom she lived for the last 14 months of her life.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357
WEST GARDINER - Waldo E. Gilpatrick, 88, passed away peacefully at home 4/17/2021.
Waldo was born in Van Buren the son of Viola Fletcher and Verner E. Gilpatrick. He was a graduate of Bangor HS Class 1950.
Gil’ enjoyed all things ‘building,’ becoming a realtor in 1960, and serving as a Housing Specialist with the State of Maine Housing Authority and Bureau of Maine’s Elderly. He remodeled/built new over 30 homes around Central Maine, concluding his career at 82 years of age as CEO/Plumbing Inspector for West Gardiner.
He was predeceased by his second wife Rita Bergeron Baker and first wife Ruth Murch (Lane.)
He is survived by his children, Sharon, Robin, Thomas, Lynn, their spouses, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 5 stepchildren and his beloved partner of 14 years, Linda Bartolec.
A graveside service at Cherry Hill Cemetery, West Gardiner at 1:30 pm May 2, 2021.
Donations can be made in memory of Waldo Gilpatrick to Habitat for Humanity, 659 Warren Ave, Portland, Maine 04103.
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DRESDEN-George William LaBar recently succumbed to the effects of chronic antiquity. He was born in a small log cabin his father built in the woods of northern Wisconsin. George attended a one-room school for two years and then attended Birchwood Schools where he graduated as valedictorian of his class of 18. He met and married Joan McEathron when they were 18. They had three children and were married for 55 years.
George received his Ph.D. degree on the homing behavior of cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park. He served as a naturalist in Yellowstone, and taught at several universities, including Cal Poly, Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela, and the Universities of Maine and Vermont. For 19 years at UVM he taught fisheries biology, ichthyology, and water resources, and conducted research on fisheries ecology on Lake Champlain. In 1995, George took the position of Head of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho. During George’s 34-year academic career he published nearly 50 scientific papers and directed 40 MS and Ph.D. students. On retirement, George and Joan spent two years visiting 311 National Wildlife Refuges in 49 states, resulting in his book “The RVers Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges.” George and Joan then moved to Montana, and in 2015 moved to Maine. Unfortunately, Joan passed away only ten months later.
George was an active outdoorsman who loved fishing and fly tying, hunting deer and upland game, hiking, birding and skiing. He had a beautiful tenor voice and belonged to classical choruses in California, Venezuela, Vermont, Idaho, Montana, and Maine. Whenever possible the LaBars had one or more dogs as part of their family.
George was survived by his three children Laureen (Scott Murray, Maine), George Jr. (Leslie, Alaska) and Pauline LaBar-Shelton (Christopher, New Mexico); and by his three brothers, Martin, David, and Arthur, and their wives. George lived to see many giant leaps forward for humankind: the discovery of plate tectonics and DNA, the invention of the microchip, and the landing of humans on the moon. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to see an effective U.S. Congress.
George's memorial service will be held on May 22nd at 11:00 eastern time at the Wiscasset, Maine, First Congregational Church. The service will be live streamed. Donations in George's memory to Doctors Without Borders would be appreciated.> Add a comment >
Brunswick - Besse F. Cote, 84, died on April 14, 2021, at Avita in Brunswick, Maine. She was born on November 27, 1936 in Bowdoinham, the daughter of Albert A. Cote and Georgianna (Shorette) Cote. She attended Bowdoinham grammar school and Richmond High School.
Besse was an excellent home maker and talented decorator. She was employed at J. Brush and Health Tex in Brunswick and in later years ran a home daycare where she tended to many children which she adored. Besse enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and regular Saturday night card games with her brothers and their wives.
Besse was predeceased by her parents; her brothers Albert (Sonny) A. Cote and Hubert E. Cote; sisters Jessie Cote Roy and Nancy Cote Michaud. She is survived by her daughter Lisa A. Coffin and husband David Coffin; the two great loves of her life, her grandchildren Michael Coffin and Danielle Coffin and her two great-grandchildren Cason and Cambrie Gatto; a brother Robert G. Cote and his wife Charlene and a brother Neil H. Cote and his wife Alicia; as well as many nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to the staff at Avita in Brunswick, the staff at CHANS and to Besse’s friend and special caretaker, Marge Fosman. A private graveside gathering will be held at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery in May. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to a charity of choice. Arrangements are in the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME. Condolences may be shared at www.kincerfuneralhome.com> Add a comment >
Brunswick - Dorothy (Dot) I. Owen, 93 years young, formerly of Bath and most recently of Brunswick, died on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Dot was born in Machiasport, daughter of Ernest and Una Quinn. She was married to Major William W. Owen for 55 years until his death in 2003. As a military wife, she traveled extensively with her husband and 2 daughters, Colleen and Sandy, before settling in Bath, Maine in 1966.
She is survived by two daughters, Colleen Evans and Sandra Gerow and her husband Ted; grandchildren Julie Gray, Lisa Hayden, Bill Ambrose, Shawn Gerow, Steve Gerow and Terry Gerow. Her great grandchildren were fortunate to know and love her and include Abigail Gray, Jessica Gray, Sarah Gray, Brett Hayden, Cassidy Hayden, Tim Ambrose, Jackson Ambrose, Bradley Ambrose, Mason Gerow, Belle Gerow, Campbell Drinkwater Gerow, Riley Gerow, Maddox Gerow, Bryson Gerow and Audriana Gerow.
Dot was predeceased by sisters Sarah Fish, Paula Nicholson, Christine Rader and brothers Irving Quinn, Ernest Quinn and Harold Quinn.
All of her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special and dear to her heart, which is exactly how she treated them. In fact, most who met her were made to feel special. Her caring heart touched the lives of many, young and old alike. You could always be sure of an offering from the candy dish, a bright red lipstick kiss mark on your cheek, a whiff of Red Door perfume, a kind listening ear and, if you wanted it, sage advice. Nana sang the happy birthday song from start to finish to each of her grandchildren every single year.
The family would like to extend gratitude for the staff at Coastal Shores, every one of whom treated Dot as if she were their own family. In this most difficult year of isolation, that meant the world to her and us. We are also grateful for years of kind, attentive care from Michele Marchildon and staff at Martin’s Point.
There will be a graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery later this spring. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME 04357.
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West Gardiner- Leon E Allen Jr, 73 of West Gardiner passed away at MaineGeneral Medical Center on April 8 with his daughters Vicki Rodrigue and Ann-Marie Pelletier by his side.
He was born in Gardiner, ME on Feb 15, 1948 to Leon E Allen Sr. and Geneva (Peakall) (Allen) Flewelling. He graduated Gardner Area High School in 1966. He retired from the State of Maine, Department of Transportation and his last retirement was from McGee Construction.
He was a 25 Year member of the Valley of Augusta Scottish Rite and received his 32nd Degree. He was a Master Mason of the Morning Star Lodge #0041 and affiliate of the Hermon Lodge #0032. He held officer positions from 1994 to present which included Junior Deacon, Senior Deacon, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, Master; Morning Star Lodge; 11th District, District Education Representative; 11th District, Marshal, District Deputy Grand Master; 11th District, Chaplain and Finance Committee. He received the Masonic Ambassador Award, 20 Year Service Pin and 25 Year Service Pin. He was in the Shrine from 1995-2002.
He was also a member of The American Legion Post 132 and a member of the Augusta Elks Lodge #964. He was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Parish.
He was a devoted husband to Dorothy Allen for 34 years. She was his high school sweetheart and was so happy to have found each other again after their previous marriages.
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Bowdoin- Elaine Muriel (Holman) Pomelow, 80 of Bowdoin, Maine, passed in peace on April 8, 2021, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, surrounded by her beloved family.
Elaine was born on October 30, 1940, the daughter of Willard Raymond “Smokey” and Elizabeth Edna (Mitchell) Holman of Richmond. She attended Richmond schools and graduated from Richmond High School. Elaine married Donald E. Pomelow, Sr. on June 1, 1958. They lived in Lisbon Falls for many years until they moved to Bowdoin in the early 1980’s.
Elaine was a homemaker for most of her life; she worked for a couple of years alongside her son and daughter-in-law at the Midtown Diner and sold Avon for many years. Elaine crocheted afghans, hats, socks, and enjoyed sewing quilts. She loved bird watching, especially hummingbirds. She watched deer in the garden from her recliner. Other favorite pastimes included talking on the CB Radio shopping and having coffee with family and friends. Elaine was “on-the-go” most of her retired years; often being referred to as the “road-runner”.
Elaine was predeceased by Donald, her husband of 51 years, her sisters: Marion Louise Holman, Marilyn (Holman) Guerrette, Doris (Holman) Lambert, brothers: Willard Raymond Holman, Jr., and Raymond Almon Holman, and grandson: Shane Bruce Small.> Add a comment >
Richmond – Elwin Page, 65, of Richmond, passed away on April 9th after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy.
Elwin loved spending time with his family and helping people when he could. He also enjoyed playing bingo, corn hole, card games and having BBQ’s.
He is survived by his wife Nettie Page, son Elwin Page, daughter Bobbie-Jo Stevens. Arrangements are in the care of Kincer Funeral Home. www.kincerfuneralhome.com> Add a comment >
Litchfield- We are announcing with a heavy heart the loss of a loved one on March 31st 2021.
Bradley William Field, 33, Born October 3rd 1987 from Litchfield Maine. Bradley as a young boy was Brilliant, Inquisitive, Active and interested in everything. Bradley enjoyed fishing and spending time with his son Briley teaching him technical skills and mowing the lawn on a riding lawnmower. Bradley was a handyman and great with repairing and fixing vehicles, lawnmowers, and saws with the help of his father. Bradley was recently employed at Auburn Aggregates, Auburn Maine. He was a hard worker and loved that job. Bradley would see and spend time with family as much as he could, like spending time at his Aunts camp at the lake fishing and helping with chores.
Bradley is Survived by his family: Father, Daniel Field of Litchfield, Mother, Joy Smith of Lewiston, Son, Briley 8 and his mother Belinda Wing of Litchfield, Recently Daughter Mayzie 6mo.of Auburn Maine, Siblings; Tiffany Field of Lewiston, Jessica Rowand of New Jersey, Thomas Gillespie of New Jersey, Corey Laflamme of Lewiston, Megan Parks of Lewiston, Chrissy Freve of Lewiston. Grandparents Donald and Jeannine Smith, Bob and Ethel Newell and a lot Aunts and Uncles who all loved, supported, and took care of Bradley.
There will be a celebration of Bradley’s life on Memorial Day weekend at Betty Ricker’s camp.
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Litchfield- Rosemary Marchand, 79, passed away at her home on April 03, 2021 with her loving family by her side.
Rosemary was born in Dracut, MA, on August 12, 1941, the daughter of Harold T. and Rose A. (Maloney) Kane. She enjoyed spending time with family, being outdoors fishing or camping, puzzles, crosswords, word searches, Bingo, playing cards, listening to music, singing, bowling, swimming, movies, reading and games.
Rosemary was predeceased by her husband George R. Marchand, her parents, brothers Gerald, Harold, and John as well as her daughter-in-law Diane C. (Millette) Marchand
She is survived by her children Mary T. Briggs and spouse John B. Briggs, Judith A. Marchand, Thomas E. Marchand and fiancé Mary J. Plummer, Ernest G. Marchand, Russell A. Marchand and spouse Kimberly A. (Carroll) Marchand, Kathleen R. Flanagan and spouse Steven H. Flanagan, and James A. Marchand and spouse Christina C. (de Mello) Marchand, grandchildren Christopher L. Briggs and partner Alyssa Cote, Shayne M. Briggs and spouse Delaney Briggs, Devyn R. Sandoval and spouse Pablo Sandoval, Megan B. Briggs, Daniel J. Kelley Jr. and partner Dodi Johnson, Alysha R. Kelley and partner Nicholas Bosse, Jacquelyn M. Kukulski and partner Nathan Servant, Ryan M. Kukulski and partner Kara-lynn Valliere, Justin J. Marchand and spouse Shauna Marchand, Shannon L. Marchand, Courtney L. Marchand, Jake R. Marchand, Hunter R Marchand and partner Dade Cook, Cole J. Marchand, Kaysha M. Allen and partner Tyler Holley, Amanda Beaulieu and partner Brandon Newhall, Zachary G. Flanagan and partner Molly Barclay, Madyson R. Flanagan, Tyler J. Marchand, Trevor D. Marchand and Megan E. Marchand, and great-grandchildren Aubrey, Ryker, Ares, Bricen, Claudia, Rome, Lincoln, Athena, Calista, Kaidance, Dominick, Dahlia, Kiefer, Launi, Rilynne, Jaxtin, Ava, Carter, Killian, siblings Raymond, Ronald, Lois and Eleanor, as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be a visitation from 2pm to 4pm on Friday, April 09, at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St, in Richmond with a service to start at 4pm.
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Minot- Barbara J. Gilliam, 87, died on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at her home in Minot.
Barbara was born in Mechanic Falls on November 30, 1933 the daughter of Paul and Floris (Hartford) Murray.
Barbara enjoyed shopping, getting her hair done, playing penny-slots, lip-syncing, and especially spending time with her family.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband Raymond Gilliam, her parents, her granddaughter Megan Monto, her brothers Bobby Murray, Raymond Murray, and Paul Murray, and her sisters Arlene Dostie, Pauline Hagen, and Shirley Simmons.
She is survived by her sons Gary Monto, Herb Monto, Danny & Toni Monto, Larry Monto and Ray & Tina Gilliam, her sister Doreen Sargent, and husband Charlie, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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Augusta- Tammy J. Allen, 49, of West Gardiner, died on March 22, 2021 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta.
Tammy was born on September 25, 1971, the daughter of David and Marilyn (Parlin) Allen. She was raised in West Gardiner and graduated from Gardiner High School. Tammy loved music and was a very enthusiastic fan of WWF wrestling.
Tammy was predeceased by her mother Marilyn, grandparents Matte and Lester Parlin, her aunts Rochelle Downs and Jean Parlin, her cousin Roger Downs, Jr, and her infant nephews Jordan David and Todd Michael.
Tammy is survived by her father David Allen, brother and sister-in-law Todd and Kim Allen of Raymond, nephew Nicholas Allen and his fiancé Alexandra Hall of Auburn, niece Ashten Allen and her fiancé Greg Pease of Pittston, uncles Leon and his wife Dorothy of West Gardiner, and Raymond and his wife Sandy Allen of West Gardiner, four great-nephews and nieces Nyklauss, Teagan, Everett, and Avery, her cousins Vicky and husband Joe Legere and their children of Falmouth, and Danny Downs and partner Claude Castonguay of Biddeford.
The family of Tammy would like to extend their appreciation to the area merchants who were truly kind and helpful to Tammy over the years.
There will be a memorial visitation from 1pm to 3pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond on Saturday, Apr. 03, 2020.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.
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Dorothy M. Paul
April 11, 1935-March 12, 2021
Dorothy M. Paul, 85, joined her Lord on March 12, 2021. Born in Caribou to Rhoda and Emery Campbell, Dorothy grew up in a loving family with uncles, aunts and cousins always just a call away.
In 1958 she married her soulmate, Rev. Dr. Robert T. Paul, and they had 60 years together prior to his passing in 2018. Bob and Dorothy moved to Bath in 1970 with their two children, Connie and Michael. Dorothy was a homemaker, an excellent cook, and had a lovely soprano singing voice. Many nights and weekends would find Dorothy at the piano playing while the entire family sang.
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Wiscasset-George Walter Brown, 76, came into this world on June 30, 1944 and his gentle spirit left us on March 3, 2021.
He was born in Needham, MA into the family of George Wilson Brown and Vena Pearl and siblings Carol and Robert. A few years later his younger brother David came along.
George was a hard working quiet man. Enjoyed truck driving, tractor work, his chicken business and his most recent job of school bus driver.
He had supportive friends at the Wiscasset Community Center, where many people called him an inspiration. He also enjoyed volunteering at the local food bank where people always slipped him chocolate treats.
People enjoyed his infectious laugh and wit.
His faith in God carried him through many trials and ultimately carried him to heaven.
He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, their children, his step sons Jasper and David Reed and families, and supportive neighbors. Most of all he will be missed by his wife Nadine that he loved since their marriage in 1994.
He leaves a legacy of kindness, acceptance, gentleness and simple faith.
Job well done George!
A private service will be held with family and friends.
Bremen-Theresa L. Orcutt, 86, of the Nobleboro Rd., died on Feb. 28, 2021 at the Hospice House in Auburn. She was born on Nov. 24, 1935 on Swan's Island, the daughter of Theodore and Alberta Buswell.
Theresa worked for many years at the CUNO factory in Connecticut before moving back to Maine.
She was predeceased by her husband Harris Orcutt, daughter Loretta Hedlin and son James Orcutt. Theresa is survived by two children Lynette Evon Clark & Pamela Eileen Parker.
A small graveside ceremony on Swans Island in the spring, date TBD.
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Phippsburg-Robert (Bob) F. Evans, 76, passed away peacefully at home with family, Sunday morning, February 21, 2021, after an extended illness.
Bob was born on February 25, 1944, in Augusta, the son of Harold and Ada Evans. He grew up in Farmingdale with his eight siblings.
In 1979 Bob married Colleen (Owen) Ambrose and began his next chapter. Together they built a home in Phippsburg, while working full time jobs and raising children. They lived in this house for 42 years, welcoming friends and family, hosting holiday meals, birthday celebrations and many rescued animals.
Bob worked in sales as a food vendor and traveling salesman for 45 years. He made friends all across the state. At age 66 he retired but soon found himself ready to take on a part time job at Shaws in Bath, where he was fondly known by many customers as “the yogurt man”. His lifelong strong work ethic and upbeat attitude made him a most valuable employee. Everyone celebrated with him when one day he won big with a lottery scratch ticket while sitting in the store’s break room.
When not working, Bob enjoyed gardening, fishing, golfing with his friend Ralph Newton and doing home projects. He tended his garden, birds and property with the same care and attention he showed to his family and friends. Bob and Colleen discovered the joys of cruising the Caribbean and their yearly Royal Caribbean cruise became a tradition, often shared with friends or family. On a Saturday night you could find Bob and Colleen enjoying dinner at Maxwell’s Restaurant, where they enjoyed the food and staff and were well known and welcomed.
Bob especially enjoyed his role as Grampy to 8 grandchildren, all of whom he loved very much. He and Colleen regularly babysat and thoroughly spoiled them. As they grew older he was there for school sporting events, concerts, award ceremonies and graduations.
Bob will be remembered for his wonderful laugh, the twinkle in his eyes, his kindness and generosity. He preferred to see the good in everyone, to always try and see the bright side of any situation. A man who appreciated and enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, he never complained even as his health issues began to limit those pleasures.
He is survived by his loving wife, Colleen, children Julie Gray and her husband Ben of Freeport, Lisa Hayden of Durango Colorado, Bill Ambrose and his wife Christina of Woolwich and Rob Evans of Randolph; sisters Janice Pushard, Nancy Pare, Judy LaBrie and Rhona O’Mara, as well as brother Buddy Evans. He will be dearly missed by grandchildren Abigail Gray, Jessica Gray, Sarah Gray, Tim Ambrose, Cassidy Hayden, Brett Hayden, Bradley Ambrose and Jackson Ambrose.
He was predeceased by his parents, brother Greg Evans and sisters Patty Tuttle and Shirley Sinclair.
There will be a small family gathering in the summer at Oak Grove Cemetery for his internment.
The family would like to thank the office of Dr. Paul LaPrad and the Phippsburg ambulance staff for their attentive, kind care as Bob’s health declined.
In remembrance of Bob, to honor his memory, please enjoy an extra-large helping of dessert, share a smile with a stranger, tell someone you love them or snuggle up with a furry friend.
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Richmond-Phyllis Lemont Crosby, 91, passed peacefully at home on Feb. 16, 2021 with family be her side.
She was the daughter of Gordon and Bea Lemont, and married the love of her life Edward Crosby in 1951 and together raised a son Edward and a daughter Diane. She worked at the Etonic shop and as a door greater at Walmart, retiring at the young age of 80. She loved laughter and was consistently reminding us to live life to the fullest.
She made many enjoyable memories for her son, daughter, grandsons, and great grandsons. She will be sadly missed by many. The family would like to thank the fabulous Healthcare team that made it possible for her to stay at home during her illness.
Phyllis was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Bea Lemont, a sister Leona, and most importantly the love of her life Edward Crosby Sr. Her surviving family members include son Edward Jr., daughter Diane, grandsons Edward III, Ryan and great grandsons Shane, and Lucas Crosby.
At Phyllis’ request there will be a graveside service on Saturday, May 15th at 10am at Cotton Cemetery, Richmond. Also, at her request "nothing fancy and laugh a lot".
In Phyllis' memory donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116-7023
Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com
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Bowdoinham-Neal E. Brown passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2021 at the age of 84. He will be remembered most for his kind heart and ability to make those around him laugh.
Neal was born in Mexico, ME on September 14, 1936 to Alfred and Nona (Fogg) Brown. He was one of 15 children raised on a farm in Richmond, ME. Neal graduated from Richmond High School in 1955 and enlisted in the Air Force soon after. Upon returning from the military he met and married his wife, Priscilla and started a family. His first job after his time in the military was working for Armour Meat Co. with his life long friend, Fulton Curtis. Later he began a career in civil service at the Brunswick Naval Air Station, beginning in telecommunications and moving on to work for OSHA, which brought him to the Naval Air Station Bermuda after his children finished school. Neal also proudly served on the Richmond board of selectman for 15 years and as a volunteer firefighter on the Richmond Fire Department. After retirement, he started what might have been his most loved career, working as a bus driver for Mt. Ararat And Richmond HS. When he finally retired he loved spending his days driving his pick up around “his” town, meeting friends for coffee, sitting outside in the sun with his adored wife and taking trips to NH and MA to see his beloved grandchildren.
Neal is survived by his wife, Priscilla of 61 years, his two sons Troy (Sarah), Shawn (Carrie), daughter, Lisa and 6 grandchildren, twins Chandler and Zachary Huff, Brittaney and Jasmine Brown and Nathan and Samantha Brown.
In light of the current pandemic, a delayed graveside service will be held at the Veterans cemetery in Augusta. Further details will be provided closer to the date.
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Bowdoinham-Marian Blake Bagley, was born on January 21, 1928 and at the age of 93 passed on February 6, 2021 at her home with her beloved family by her side.
Marian was an active member of the Second Baptist Church in Bowdoinham and a Life Member of the Grace Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Marian loved watching her backyard birds, cooking and preserving, knitting, sewing, running the Bowdoinham Country Store and being with her family and friends. She was a true caregiver to all she knew. Marian was the recipient of the Boston Post Cane in 2019 as the oldest resident of the town of Bowdoinham. Prior to moving to Bowdoinham in 1959, Marian and her first husband, Robert Blake owned 3 restaurants in the Rockland area. They were the proprietors of R.H. Blake General Store/Bowdoinham Country Store until 1976 due to Bob’s failing health. Marian purchased the store back in 1979 with her second husband Ronald Bagley and ran it until 1998.
Marian was predeceased by both of her husbands, her parents Arietta and Luke Cheney, sister Jessie Quinley, brother Luke Cheney, Jr., stepson Robert Bagley and daughter-in-law Harriet Bagley.
Marian is survived by her sister Lucille Chadwick of Sutton, New Hampshire, her children Bruce Blake and wife Ruth of Embden, Susan Blake of Bowdoinham, Patricia Williams and husband Robert of Lamoine, Holly Blake of Belgrade, Greg Bagley of Lyndhurst, Ohio and Cynthia Bagley of Raymond, grandchildren Amy Blake, Luke Blake, Nathan Bernier, Michael Bernier, Emily Williams, Benjamin Williams, Beth Shiff, Rebecca Bagley, Ryan Bagley, Aaron Bagley, Jody Bagley, Jamie Brown, Jeremy Brown, and Justin Brown as well as 14 great grandchildren. Marian is also survived by nieces Debbie Six, Jeanne Quinley and nephews Edward Chadwick and Jonathan Quinley.
A Celebration of Marian’s life will take place at a later date.
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Jean A. Thompson, 91, of Litchfield, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 5, 2021.
Jean was born on May 2, 1929, the daughter of Mayford A. and Doris Hersey Morris of Richmond. She attended Richmond schools and graduated from Richmond High School. After graduation she took courses at Gorham Normal School and her first teaching position was at Longfellow School, West Gardiner. It was at the school Christmas party that she met Maxwell Eugene Thompson of West Gardiner. Jean and Gene were married on September 12, 1948 in Richmond where they made their home for three years before moving to Litchfield, first to a log cabin on the western shore of Pleasant Pond and then to their current home on Jungle Lane.
Jean was a woman of many talents and interests and pursued a wide variety of occupations throughout her life. She was a telephone operator at the State Hospital in Augusta. She was a salesperson at Herricks in Augusta and sold Avon and World Book Encylcopedia door-to-door. She coordinated and taught hunter safety courses throughout Maine for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. She formed a women’s rifle and pistol club and shot competitively. In the 1960s she started Jean’s Jungle, selling houseplants from her greenhouse. She was also a permanent substitute teacher in Wales and Litchfield for many years. After Gene retired, they were foster parents for infants waiting for adoption placement through The Home for Little Wanderers, Waterville. Then, for over twenty-five years, they cared for wounded, orphaned, and abandoned wild animals and birds at Jean’s Jungle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This volunteer job brought her much joy and satisfaction, particularly caring for the fawns. She recorded her adventures in her book JEAN’S JUNGLE, TRUE MAINE WILD ANIMAL STORIES, published in 1998. There were numerous photographs and articles about Jean and Gene in the local newspapers and on Maine’s television stations as well as feature stories on CNN and ABC’s 20/20.
Jean was a talented artist, sewist, maker of jewelry, and she hooked rugs of her own designs. She and Gene crafted many dollhouses and she filled them with items she made. She was an excellent swimmer, hunter, and fisherman. She loved being in the woods, canoeing, bird watching, and gardening. She had musical talent as well, playing the piano and autoharp and singing in the Plains Baptist Church Choir and solos at weddings.
In January 2000 Jean suffered a massive stroke which left her in a wheelchair with little use of her right side and severely limited speech. She learned to write and draw with her left hand and worked hard to communicate her thoughts. She enjoyed watching the birds and visiting with friends.
Jean was pre-deceased by her daughter Gail Thompson Hulsey, and by her only sibling Mildred Hart Stengl.
Jean is survived by Gene, her husband of seventy-two years; her daughters Anne Thompson of Litchfield and Barbara Thompson (her husband Wayne Thompson) of Lisbon; her grandson Andrew Clemons (his wife Jamie and their sons Clark and Dean) of New Albany, Ohio; her grandson Samuel Rothman of Scarborough; and her nieces Marcia Hart Quinby of Sedgwick and Michele Dooling of Winthrop.
There will be no services at this time. Burial and a graveside service will take place in the spring at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery.
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Dana Sherwood Sullivan, 83, of Richmond, Maine, passed in peace on February 4, 2021 surrounded by his beloved family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlotte Hinkley Sullivan, of Richmond; children: Kimberly Russell and husband, Jim, Dana Sullivan and fiance, Dagmar Jenison, Kristin Sullivan Lorbeski and husband, Michael, and Susan Sullivan Carver and husband, Paul; grandchildren: Justin Ramsey and wife, Taylor, Erinn Caraway and husband, Mike, Chelsea Lathrop and husband, Jake, Peter Lorbeski and wife, Kayla, Samuel Lorbeski, Joshua Rogers and wife Nicole, Dustin Sullivan and fiance, Gabi Napolitan, Emily Frost and husband, Garrett, Jennifer Lorbeski, Kristy Sullivan, Matthew Lorbeski, and Macy Carver; great grandchildren: Ava and Alia Ramsey and Roscoe Moulton, Mackenzie, Bailey, Alex, Drew, and Colby Caraway, Harper Lathrop, and Eliana Lorbeski; niece/bonus daughter, Alicia May Downing, and several other nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Freda Marriner Sullivan and father, William Sullivan. Dana, born March 7, 1937, graduated from Richmond High School in 1955. He attended Southern Maine Technical College, graduating in 1957 with an associates degree in electrical technology. He worked at Central Maine Power for more than 42 years, and continued for 5 years for Florida Power and Light, working in electrical production and hydroelectric supervisor roles. Upon retirement, he continued to work for a few years with FPL as a consultant. Active in the community, Dana was a member of the Richmond Enterprise Grange, holding offices in his active years. He was a member of Village Lodge #26, holding the position of Master of Richmond Lodge in 1980. Dana joined the Richmond Volunteer Fire Department as a teenager, holding the position of Fire Chief from 1980-1987, then remaining on the Department for a number of years. He was a member of the Richmond Days Committee, the Sesqui-Centennial Celebration Committee, and the Town of Richmond Board of Appeals. He was a valued member of Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, often volunteering his time and resources to help with various projects and events. Dana’s friendly smile and willingness to help was noted throughout his life and his community. Richmond was a better place at the hands of his devoted work. Dana had a love for trains. He was a member of the Maine 3-Railers train club, holding officer positions until recently. Dana found joy in sharing intricate model train village designs with the public. He welcomed the community into his “train building” in his backyard to share his love and knowledge of locomotives. Dana also enjoyed participating in a ham radio club for many years, traveling all over New England with his wife and fellow club members. One of Dana’s favorite pastimes was camping throughout Maine and New Hampshire with family and friends every summer and taking in the surrounding tourist attractions. He was fond of shopping sprees with his wife and daughters, as well as regular outings with his wife and her sisters, when he would happily play chauffeur and quietly watch them enjoy time with one another. He loved Sunday dinners with his wife, children, and their families as a cherished tradition for many years. Dana married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Hinkley Sullivan on June 28, 1958. Although he is noted as an active community member and a hard worker, he was happiest when he was spending time with his large family that he and Charlotte created. You would often find him as a silent observer, happy to sit back and watch as his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered at their home. To Dana, this was his greatest accomplishment. Anyone who knew him would recognize his love for his wife and family above all else. Memorial services will be held at a later date.> Add a comment >
Richmond-Jon R. Doyle passed away at home, on January 30, 2021 as a result of declining health.
Aged 82, Jon was born in Augusta, Maine on February 9, 1938, son of the late Capt. Roger C. and Laura C. Doyle. After graduating from Winthrop High School, he entered the Marine Corps Reserve, which became a very influential part of his life. Jon and graduated from Portland University with his Law degree in 1961 (now the University of Maine), while spending his summers working in heavy construction for H. E. Sargent, driving a dump truck and blasting on the dynamite crew.
Jon’s 60-year career in the practice of law reflected his love for the people of the State of Maine. He could communicate with people from all walks of life. His practice started in the Maine Attorney General’s office in 1961. Before he left the AG’s Office, he became Deputy Attorney General and ultimately represented almost every department of State government, including the Legislature. He then entered private practice at 99 Western Ave, in Augusta Maine. His solo firm later evolved to a partnership, and ultimately resulted in the well-known law firm Doyle & Nelson. He was a familiar face in the State House where he represented numerous state and national clients. Jon’s career brought out the best of him, and he continued to practice through the last year of his life.
Jon brought his zest, warmth, and humor to his family, friends and clients. We were all the richer for it. He was not perfect but he was the perfect life companion.
He loved people and always had a way of lighting up a room when he entered. He contributed time and resources to many organizations over his lifetime, including serving on the boards of Jobs for Maine Graduates, the Maine State Museum, the Family Violence Project, Chair of the KV United Way, and the Maine State Troopers Foundation. He could be seen repairing bikes on the Trek Across Maine, supported cats at the PALS No-Kill Shelter, and provided flowers and funds for the Richmond Food Bank. And he worked many hours of pro bono legal services for clients throughout the State of Maine.
Jon loved the sea, cruising and navigating much of the coast of Maine. Thick fog only made him love it more. He and Terry even received a Coast Guard commendation for night fog rescue off Isle au Haut.
Jon was not afraid to learn new skills in life. He learned to ski when he was in his 50’s, becoming a regular at Sugarloaf. He is remembered for his re-invention of the use of ski poles as battering rams to give himself space. It was always safest to ski behind Jon.
Jon is survived by and will be truly missed by his partner and best friend Terry Arford, sons Steven Doyle and Brendan Doyle, his stepson Sheldon Arford, and his grandchildren of Steve and his wife Roberta: Nathan Doyle, Hunter Doyle and Erica James; also two great-grandchildren, August and Aria. While Jon and his family would have preferred a celebration now, for safety reasons we will sadly miss this opportunity with his friends and loved ones until later this year when we can have a burial of his ashes at sea and a proper send-off and toast to a life well-lived.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to: Jobs For Maine’s Graduates - Jon R. Doyle Scholarship (65 Stone St., Augusta, ME 04330); the Richmond Area Food Pantry (15 Spruce St., Richmond ME 04357), or PALS No-Kill Cat Shelter (188 Case Rd., Winthrop ME 04364).
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Brandon Gardner Bibber, 33, passed away unexpectedly January 29, 2021. Brandon was born June 27, 1987, in Brunswick, Maine; second son to Linwood and Kimberly (Pitcher) Bibber.
Brandon graduated from Richmond Area High School in 2006. While in school he also attended CATC for auto-body, learning the trade he would make a career out of. Brandon took on many roles in his life. He was the baseball player, the outdoorsman, the car guy, the comedian, the giver, the gossip girl, the stirrer of the pot. He was a son, a brother and a friend. Of all of the things Brandon was in life, his most important role, the one he took most pride in, was being the head of his own family. He was a husband and father above all else . He took such pride in providing a beautiful life for his wife and children and he did it well. Brandon was a good man.
Brandon is survived by his loving wife, Merceydes (Griatzky) Bibber, daughter Madison and sons, Ezra and Lincoln Bibber; parents Linwood and Kimberly Bibber; Brother Randy and wife Michelle Bibber; Maternal Grandparents Ann Leonard and Jay Merry ; Paternal Grandmother Diane Bibber; In-Laws Victor Griatzy, Tom and Ellen Gammon, Scott and Elizabeth Gregoire, Gregory Griatzky and Kristina Giroux; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. He will be remembered by all who knew him with love and he will be missed immensely.
Brandon is predeceased by his maternal grandfather Ken Leonard, paternal grandfathers Richard Bibber and Harold Skelton, cousins Richard Hills and Michael Myrick.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, February 5th from 5pm to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. in Richmond.
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A celebration of life will be held at the 4 corner Baptist church in Richmond on February 6th 2021 at 1 PM. Burial will be held at a later date.> Add a comment >
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