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2024 Obituaries

Rita G. Hanning


Rita G. Hanning

Heaven’s gates are open wide and waiting.  Rita passed away at age 92 on May 13, 2024 in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends.  She was born January 9, 1932 in Harmony Maine the daughter of Aurore Fournier Michaud.  Rita was a long-time resident of Richmond before moving to Randolph. 

Rita worked for Etonic Shoe Company in Richmond but her true joy was caring for children in her home.  Her love and guidance changed the lives of many and they have always remained part of her family.  She enjoyed cooking, cleaning, music, and dancing.  If there were a party, everyone knew she would be front and center.  It was quite a sight to watch Rita and her husband Bob float their way across the dance floor.  She loved sharing her home with family and friends.  If you spent time there your belly, heart and soul would be full when you left.  Rita’s true passion was eating.  She loved every restaurant she ever ate at.  She was a “yummy” vocal eater.  We always share laughter over this.  There was never a time when she wasn’t dressed to perfection.  She could even wear a dragonfly sun catcher as a necklace and with that familiar twinkle in her eye, she would make you think it was intentional.

Rita enjoyed her “QUEEN” treatment when she was whisked away to her favorite family getaway at a beautiful ocean view cottage in Edgecomb.  If you were near her, you shared love and laughter.

Rita was predeceased by her nine siblings, her first husband Howard Chapman of Dresden, Step daughter Jody Hallman of Bath.  Grandson Robert Stevens of Machias, Grandson Nicholas Flibbert of Waterville, Sons-in-Law Robert LaChance of Augusta and Robert A. Stevens of Machias.  She is survived by her loving current husband of 52 years, Robert Hanning of Randolph.  Daughter Claudia LaChance of Augusta, Daughter Cindy Stevens of Augusta, Step Son Scot Hanning of Camden, Son Mark Chapman and wife Ann of Randolph, Step Son Ricky  Hanning of Fayette, Daughter Tammy Eaton and husband Glen of Augusta, Daughter Sonya Malloy and husband Paul of Kentucky, Granddaughter Lisa Lessard and husband Scott of Augusta, Granddaughter Lori LaChance of Chelsea, Grandson John Huntington and wife Heidi of Georgia,  Granddaughter Shannon Reece and husband Michael of Machias,  Grandson Kyle Chapman of Litchfield, Granddaughter Stacy Chapman and partner Bruce Staples of Somerville, Grandson Daniel Malloy of Kentucky, Granddaughter Jacqueline Rose Malloy of Arkansas, Grandson Philip Malloy of Kentucky, as well as numerous Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to extend a very warm thank you to the wonderful staff at Beacon Hospice who gave Rita so much care and love in her final days.

A service will be held Saturday May 18, 2024 at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond.  Visiting hours will be 1:00 -3:00 pm followed by a celebration of life from 3:00-4:00 pm.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers a contribution be made in Rita’s name to Beacon Hospice. Donation envelopes will be available at the service.

Burial will be held at the veteran’s cemetery in Augusta at a later date upon her husband’s passing.

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Linda E. Thomas

Linda ThomasScarborough-Linda E. Thomas, 77, of Westbrook, passed away on April 30, 2024 at the Gosnell House, Scarborough.
She was born on January 24, 1947 in San Jose, California the daughter of Robert and Buella (Owens) Gray.

Linda was a member of the ladies Auxiliary Post 2420, American Legion and the Moose Club.  She also enoyed playing bingo.

Linda was predeceased by her parents, husband Jerry Peter Thomas Sr., sisters Roberta Duke, Raychel Gray, step sons Jerry Peter Thomas Jr. and William Thomas.  
She is survived by a Brother David Gray and his wife Kathleen of Newport, Washington, son Cameron Thomas & his husband James Kelley of Westbrook, Maine, 
daughter Patricia Tuck and her husband Billy Tuck of Lake Wales, Florida, step Daughter Tamara Hudson and her husband Chuck of Mariana, Florida, 
grandchildren Robert Ambrose, Beatrice Ambrose, Tiffany Tuck, April Thomas and Tripp Hudson.

A graveside service will take place at Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd, Augusta, Maine on Wednesday June 26, 2024 @ 12 pm.

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John Henry Chapman, Sr.

pic Chapman websiteDresden-John Henry Chapman Sr., "Chippy" 83, of the Gardiner Road passed away on May 6, 2024 at his home.

He was born in Richmond on June 18, 1940 the son of Norris Chapman Sr., and Thelma (Murray) Chapman.

John worked as a worm digger, lobsterman, for Lipman Poultry, BIW, shoe shop, Maine Yankee, Jones Concrete, Jay Paper, Carpenter, Steel's Landscaping and Plowing Snow.  He was the "Jack of all Trades and the master of none".

John enjoyed gardening, hunting, digging worms, wheeling and dealing, morning coffee with Daniel and the "guys", aggravating Kevin and the boys, and working.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, brothers William Chapman and wife Beverly, Norris Chapman Jr., and wife Olive, Richard Chapman and wife Marcia, Paul Chapman and wife Linda, sisters Elinor Chapman LaPlante Collins, Phyllis Chapman Hall and husband Jimmy, grandchildren Jesse Ezzell and 3 great grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife of 42 years Dianne Lucille (Jones) Chapman, daughters Gail Russell, Kim Chapman, Teresa Storey and husband Harland, Rachel Corson, Mamie Chapman, sons John Chapman Jr., and wife Tammy, Scott Chapman and wife Candace, Christopher Chapman and wife Anna, step daughters Trina Gay and husband Troy, Tanya Whitcomb and husband Jamie, step son Trevor Morin and wife Ryan, brothers Charles Chapman, Bruce Chapman and wife Gail, Daniel Chapman and wife Sandra, Carroll Chapman and wife Sharon, sisters Joyce Morton and husband Rod, Gloria James and husband Karl, 35 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 11am a Maple Grove Cemetery, Dresden.  A gathering will follow at the home of Dan and Sandra Chapman.

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

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F. Roland Morin

pic Morin RolandBowdoinham- Fernando "Roland" Morin of Millay Rd. died April 23rd, 2024, at home, surrounded by his children.

He was born in Yarmouth, the son of Fernando and Eva (Langlois) Morin.

Mr. Morin operated several businesses including Morin's Texaco in Yarmouth, the North Pownal General Store (for over 20 years with wife Joyce), and rental cabins on Rangeley Lake.  Additionally, he was a bus driver and custodian for Pownal and Freeport for over 18 years, then in Rangley also.  He and wife Joyce retired to Bowdoinham as he continued to do part-time custodial work at Bowdoin College for a few years.

He was predeceased by his wife Joyce (Boulay) Morin, grandson Derek Rosengren, and his sisters Theresa, Valencia, and Vivian.

Surviving are his children; Michael Morin and wife Krissi of Bowdoinham, Edward Morin of Bowdoinham, Tammy Garcia and husband Rick of Liberty, Christopher Morin and partner Ellen of Somersworth, NH; sister Janice Walsh and fiancé Ed of South Portland, two stepsons; Eric Rosengren and wife Sherri of Poland, Dale Rosengren and wife Lynda of New Gloucester; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

There is no service is planned.

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Andy Desjardins

website DesjardinsAndy Desjardins, 60, of Bowdoinham, passed on April 15, 2024, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, with his wife by his side, after battling pancreatic cancer.

Andy was born in Brunswick on October 17,1963, the son of Orel and Joan (Alexander) Desjardins.

Anyone that knew Andy knew what a hard worker he was, starting out as young as 11 years old helping the janitor at Bowdoinham Community School.  When he got older, he loved working on Raymond Mayo’s farm in Bowdoinham.  He went on to work at Knapp Shoe in Lewiston, Etonic Shoe in Richmond, drove as a center liner for Pine State Safety Lines in Topsham, and worked as a foreman for Moore Painting in Brunswick before starting his own successful painting business in 1999, A.D. Painting, which he maintained until his death.

Andy enjoyed 4 wheeling, fishing, & hunting.  But what he lived for was taking care of his family & spoiling his grandchildren.

Andy was predeceased by his father Orel Desjardins and his daughter Kayla Seigars.

He is survived by his mother Joan Goodenow of Oxford, his wife of 36 years Kim Smith Desjardins of Bowdoinham, his daughter Tabatha Lumbert & partner Chris Blake of Richmond, son Darrin Desjardins & partner Ashley Smith of Freeport, son Joshua Desjardins & fiancé Nicole Whitcomb of Bowdoin, son Brandon Desjardins & wife Riley of Bowdoinham, brother Orrin Desjardins of Norridgewock, brother Orel Desjardins, Jr. & wife Lorraine of Bowdoinham, sister Laurie Desjardins Auger & husband Damian of Oxford, 10 grandchildren, several nieces & nephews and his beloved dog Suzie.

At his request, there will be no funeral service.  However, a Celebration of Life 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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Barbara Ann Cummings

Barbara Ann Cummings, 84 of Augusta passed away on Sunday, April 14,2024.

She was born in Augusta, Maine on July 22, 1939, the daughter of Alexander H. and Lydia (Austin) Cummings.

Barbara attended Williams Grammar School and graduated from Cony High School in 1957.  She received her nursing diploma from Central Maine General Hospital (now, Central Maine Medical Center) in Lewiston, Maine in 1960.  In 1969 she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia with a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.

After completing nursing school, Barbara worked at the Augusta State Hospital (now Riverview) until entering the Air Force Nurse Corps in 1962. After her retirement as Lieutenant Colonel in 1982, she worked for about 2 years at the Maine Veterans Home. In Augusta.

  Most of her military career was spent in the mental health field as both a staff nurse, head nurse and a head nurse at AF Medical Centers in Alaska, Florida, the Philippines, Texas, and Washington DC.  She also served as a senior instructor at the school of Health Care Sciences in Wichita Falls, Texas, and as the chief supervising nurse coordinator at Andrews AFB Medical Center in Washington DC. Additionally, she worked on an Aeromedical Staging Unit at Andrews AFB that received and stabilized casualties injured in Vietnam before airlifting them to other stateside medical facilities closer to their homes.

Barbara was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Citation, The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, The National Defense Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Service Award Madal with 4 oak leaf clusters, the armed Forced Reserve Medal, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, and the Chief Instructor Badge.

She was a life member of the Air Force Association, Military Officers Association of America and the National Association of Uniformed Services.  She was a charter member of the Society of Air Force Nurses, the Women’s Memorial Foundation, the Worl Warr II Veterans Committee and the National World War II Museum.

 Barbara was predeceased by her father Alexander, her mother Lydia, her sister Betty Jean Cummings, and a brother Keith Allen Cummings.

Survivors include nephew Ronald Keith Bechard of Augusta, niece Kimberly A (Bechard) Webber of Augusta, 3 much loved great-nephews Brandon Marshall Webber and his fiancé Sarah Bondarko of Monmouth, Dexter Mitchell Webber of Portland, and Patrick Austin Webber, of Monmouth, and her two wonderful and dear friends, cousin Keith Havner of Florida, and nephew Robert A. Webber of Augusta

 There will be no visitation hours.  A graveside service for family will be held at the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery in Augusta.

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

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Mark Edward Johnson

website JohnsonMark Edward Johnson, 60, of Dresden, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2024.

Born on June 21,1963 in Damariscotta. He would always tell us it’s the longest day of the year, first day of summer. He grew up in Wiscasset. He graduated from Wiscasset High School.

He Married his wife Sandra on August 13,1994 and has Two kids Matthew and Shelby.

While in high school he worked at Races Gas Station in Edgecomb. He worked for Damariscotta police department for one day as Damariscotta 4. He Got his bus driving license his senior year. And drove his class to project graduation. He drove bus at SAD 75 for 13 years. In the summers when there wasn't in school he worked for Webbers construction in Cundy’s Harbor. He worked for the Wiscasset Highway Department. Then moved to the Wiscasset Sewer Department. Then he went to drive bus for Great Salt Bay and Lincoln Academy, Whitefield, and Erskine Academy. His Final Job was with Steve McGee Construction.

Mark enjoyed Spending time with his Granddaughters, driving bus and dump truck, going for four wheeling rides, Haying with Roger Downs, going to camp with the boys, going to Rangeley with his family and going on trips and spending time with his brothers and sisters.

Mark is Predeceased by his father William Johnson, brother Craig Johnson, Mother Patricia Hendrickson, Step-Father Howard Hendrickson.

He is Survived by his Wife Sandra Johnson, Son Matthew Johnson and his daughter Peyton, Daughter Shelby Rice her husband Daniel and Daughter Ryleigh, Sister Theresa Johnson her partner Steve, Brothers Randy Johnson wife Deb aka “Mark JR.”, Joey Johnson wife Deb, Alan Hendrickson Wife Neilly, sister Lou- Ann Rines husband Gilbert. And many nieces and nephews.

The service and Celebration of life will be Sunday April 7,2024 at 2pm at the Elks Lodge 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME

If you wish to bring something, we are doing Finger foods only.

We are keeping it casual the way Mark would want it with flannel shirts.

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

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David Marshall Fitzpatrick

website FitzpatrickDavid (Dave) Marshall Fitzpatrick, 63 of Bowdoinham, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2024, at home surrounded by his family’s love.

David was born on May 6, 1960, in Paintsville, Kentucky to Alwilda Warren and Sam Fitzpatrick. He grew up in Prestonsburg, KY. His love for the outdoors began at the ripe young age of 5, when he took his first solo adventure exploring “the hills”, armed only with his BB gun and a can of chew. When David was 15 years old, his family moved to Monroe, LA, where he lived until he finished high school. As the adage goes, you can take the boy out of Kentucky, but you can’t take Kentucky out of the boy. The very day he graduated from high school, David packed his car and moved back to Kentucky.

David enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1982, serving 13 years, protecting and defending our great nation. David met his wife Cheryl, while stationed at the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, in Rochester, NY and they were married in 1995. After his discharge, he worked a variety of jobs while supporting his wife’s Navy career, but most recently retired in 2023, from Nantasket Roads Transportation after 20 years of employment.

David enjoyed all sports, hiking in the woods, going to the range, bowling, B horror movies, music, and video games. He was a dedicated father, coaching softball to teach his daughter the necessary skills to engage and master the game. He signed up and participated in karate classes with his young son to encourage, support, and lead by example. Dave often said, “I’m too old for this shit”, whether or not he meant it. He was fond of teasing his wife and daughter by howling like a wolf whenever they would sing out loud. He remained steadfast and fair and was known for his generous and kind behavior towards others. He maintained a quiet confidence in living a simple life and treated everyone with respect.

David fought a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer and is survived by his wife Cheryl (Hood) Fitzpatrick, daughter Fallon Marie Fitzpatrick, son-in-law Thomas Smith and his grandson Wilson, of Hilliard, Ohio, and his son Kyle Roland Marshall Fitzpatrick of Bowdoinham. He is survived by siblings Meg Marshall, Forrest Blackstock, and Steve Fitzpatrick of Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 06, at Kincer Funeral Home at 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME from 2pm to 3pm, with a service to begin at 3pm

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Prostate Cancer Foundation https://www.pcf.org/ and Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice https://androscoggin.org/giving/gifts-of-remembrance/ 

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

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Esther Anne Whitmore

Whitmore WebFreeport- Esther Anne Whitmore, beloved mother, wife, and friend, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024, at the age of 88. She was born on July 15, 1935, in Topsham, Maine, to Chester Staples and Susie Johnson, and most recently resided in Durham, Maine.

Esther's professional journey led her to work in the Shoe shop alongside her first husband, David Galarneau. However, her proudest accomplishment and greatest joy came from being a loving mother to her children, David, Daniel, and Ronald.

Esther found love again when she married Robert Whitmore on April 18, 2009. Together, they created a beautiful and caring home. Esther is survived by her second husband, Robert, her son Ronald, and her brother, Wally Staples, and his wife Sharon.

Known for her kind-hearted and caring nature, Esther impacted the lives of those around her by always lending a helping hand. She had a beautiful soul, which was reflected in her love for planting in her flowerbeds and caring for her dogs Sammy, Timmy, Keith and Luke.

Esther and Robert's spiritual journey led them to the Wiscasset Nazarene Church, where they found solace and community.

Esther Anne Whitmore will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her memory will live on through the love and kindness she shared with others.

Esther was predeceased by her first husband David, her son Daniel, her son David, her parents Chester and Susie, along with several siblings.

A Funeral will be held in Esther’s Honor Saturday March 30th 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Wiscasset Nazarene Church.

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


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LouAnn (Warner) Pignataro

pic Pignataro LouAnnAugusta – LouAnn (Warner) Pignataro, 65, of Augusta passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 15, 2024. She was born on August 20, 1958 , a daughter of the late Gordon Warner and Janet (Gardner) Consiglio.

LouAnn worked for Sunrise House – Motivational Services and previously at NEADS; training puppies to become service animals.

LouAnn loved her daughter and was so proud of her and her accomplishments. She loved animals and being outdoors, gardening, hiking, traveling the world. She shared all of these passions with her daughter. LouAnn's favorite place to go hiking was in Washington State with her daughter. She loved her dog Belle and her family very much.

LouAnn is survived by her Daughter Kayla (Pignataro) War and her husband Donald War of Florida, her beloved dog Belle, brothers: Alan Warner (Florida), Peter Warner and his wife MaryBeth (Maine), Clifton Warner and wife Cheryl (Alabama), Brian Warner and wife Kathy (Louisiana) and by her sisters: Mary Leroux (Massachusetts), Robin Holmen and husband Greg (Texas), Kimberly Brideau and husband Robert (Massachusetts), and Michelle Thurston and husband Kelly Cook (Illinois). An aunt Naureen Cournoyer Buck (Louisiana). As well as by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Barber's Crossing in Sterling, MA on March 23, 2024 at 12:30pm.

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

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Nancy (Hayes) Kane

pic KaneRichmond- Nancy (Hayes) Kane, age 75, formerly of Richmond passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Nancy was born on March 22, 1948, to John and Josephine Hayes on Long Island, NY. She worked for the Uniondale School District for over 25 years. She was active in the Uniondale Fire Department Auxiliary, supporting the department anyway she could. Nancy was happily married to Sylvester Kane for 46 years who preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Thomas Kane and his wife, Lori, Kelly Grib and her husband Bud. She was a proud grandmother to three adoring grandchildren, Cassandra Kane, Patrick Kane and Kaitlyn Grib.  

Nancy adored and lived for her family above all else. She enjoyed visiting her family’s vacation home in the Pocono area of Pennsylvania with her husband and children (and later with her grandchildren). There she spent quality time with her family enjoying playing games, cooking delicious meals and watching the wildlife roaming the area. 

Friends and family can gather and pay respects at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 1PM-3PM. 

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

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Mary B. Cray

pic CrayRichmond- Mary B. Cray passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 13, 2024.

Mary was a long-time resident of Richmond, Maine.  She drove school bus for the Richmond School Department for many years.  She was the owner of Mary's Place where she loved to serve up her famous fried clams.  People came from all around to get her seafood.  Mary loved collecting dolls and rocks and had a very nice collection of both.  She always had a smile on her face and a big heart as well as a great sense of humor.   Her family was the most important to her.   She had many friends who brought her much joy.  She will be missed by all.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Wallace, her husband, Wesley Cray, jr., daughter, Ethel Call, grandson, Zachary Cray, son-in-law, Elwin Page and by her dog, Puggy.

She is survived by daughter, Donna Berry and her partner Steven Alley of Newcastle, daughter Nettie Page of Richmond, son Wesley Cray and wife, Mary of Madawamkeag, son Leon Cray and his special lady, son, Robert Cray and wife Cheryl of Richmond, daughter Sonia and husband Steven Lilly of Dresden.  Mary also leaves 14 grand kids and several great grand kids.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made in her name to the Richmond Booster Club.

Arrangements are being done by Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME  04357.

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Michael C. Bodge

pic BodgeMichael C. Bodge,80, of Bar Harbor, ME, Died on 3/7/2024 in Brewer ME.

Michael was born on April 2,1943 to Maurice and Lina (Whitney) Bodge Sr.

Mike always had a love of listening and collecting music. For many years he enjoyed camping, fishing, ham radio operating, touring in the motor home, playing cards and board games, and doing absolutely anything that involved family.

Mike worked several jobs in construction and shoe manufacturing until becoming a Shipfitter at Bath Iron Works for 32 years until retirement. Right after retirement Michael and Sandy, his wife, set forth on many adventures in their motorhome. They traversed the country, sightseeing and constantly visiting friends and family along the way.  They eventually bought a house in Zephyrhills, FL but motor-homed back to Maine every summer to be with family. After Sandy’s passing Mike came back north to live with his son and family in Bar Harbor and enjoyed summers in the motorhome at their camp in Eastbrook.

He was predeceased by his parents Maurice and Lina (Whitney) Bodge Sr., wife of 52 years Sandra Louise Bodge, brother Robert C. Bodge Sr. and wife Pauline, brother Maurice “Bud” Bodge Jr. and wife Glenna, sister Marjorie Hall and husband Douglas, and brother-in-law George Stiles.

 Mike is survived by Steven M. Bodge and wife Allie, sister Shirley Stiles, grandchildren Lina and Ewen Bodge, stepson Bruce Ramsey and wife Mariea; many wonderful step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, and innumerable closely held and much-loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be a graveside service for Mike on June 22nd at the Evergreen Cemetery, Alexander Reed Rd. Richmond, 2pm.

Please donate to an organization of your choice in memoriam.

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

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William (Bill) Fuller Brooks

pic Brooks WilliamRichmond, ME- William (Bill) Fuller Brooks, Jr., 81 of Richmond, Maine, passed away peacefully at home on March 4, 2024 from severe COPD and emphysema. Born in Augusta, Maine,  he was the son of William F. Brooks, Sr., of Jaffrey, NH and Ida E. Brooks of Winthrop ME.

As a baby he lived in Winthrop and Northeast Harbor5, ME with his mother and sister while his father was in the service during WWII. They moved to Jaffrey, NH when he was a child. He attended Jaffrey schools through graduation at Conant High School in 1961. He was an Honor student with a genius IQ.  He won the High School Science Fair in Physics his senior year, played trombone in the school band, was on the soccer team and was class Vice President. Bill was the first Cadet Commander of the newly formed Jaffrey Civil Air Patrol Squadron, an auxiliary branch of the U.S. Air Force.

In 1961 he married Merrilee Fiske of Temple, NH.

He had wanted to attend M.I.T. to study Nuclear Physics, instead he settled for a paying job with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He entered a four year apprenticeship in nuclear submarine shipbuilding. After graduation and several more years he achieved the position of Production Shop Planner. In 1971, he was promoted to Planner and Estimator Machinery Systems  at the Navy's Ship Repair Facility, Guam. During this time, he provided maintenance support to ships serving in Vietnam, and was Project Officer for several battle damaged ships traveling from Guam back to Hawaii and San Diego. Bill received several performance awards for his efforts.

After leaving Guam in 1975, he worked for the Navy in San Diego as a Production Controller, a Ship Surveyor, and as an Advance Planning Ship Repair Project Officer. In 1979, he transferred to the Navy Office at Bath Iron Works Shipyard in ME. There he was a Production Controller, Project Officer, Contract Negotiator, Procurement Analyst, and Supervisory Contract Cost/Price Analyst. 

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Peter Lincoln Willard

website Willard(Dresden, ME) Peter Lincoln Willard (88) died peacefully February 25, 2024, surrounded by his family. Peter was born on June 21, 1935, in Newark, NJ to Warren Wyeth and Grace Kettell Willard. He was their fourth child. He grew up in Wheaton, IL, and on Cape Cod, where his family started a Christian summer camp. His father volunteered during WWII and became a highly decorated Chaplain in the Navy. While his father was away at war, his mother kept the summer camp going and even added acreage to the property. Peter loved the summers he spent on Cape Cod, swimming and sailing on the lake. He majored in Biology at Baylor University and graduated in 1958. He taught high school in Vermont as well as lay-pastored in country churches. He met his wife Jean just after she had backed into her sister’s new car with the family tractor. She was crying and her hair was in curlers. After a few years, they married on June 10, 1964. Peter had been accepted into a graduate program, so they honeymooned as they sped across the country to Wyoming. On the first day of class, he doodled on a classmate’s paper, “I have no idea what is going on,” to which his seatmate doodled back, “Neither do I”. Frank Hayward was from Maine and had a wife and two young children. This was the beginning of a partnership that would last for the next 40 years. After the two graduated with their Master’s degrees in Natural Sciences from the University of Wyoming in 1967, they started a summer camp together in Maine. Peter found the property in Woolwich, ME, and raised the funds to buy it. Frank, his wife Laura, and his family joined Peter and Jean and they opened Chop Point Camp in 1967. The camp was the passion project into which they poured all they had. The summer camp brought 80 teenagers at a time to Maine to have fun and learn about the love of Jesus Christ. In 1975, Peter heard about the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh and hopped on a plane to see how he could help. He started The Widow’s Friend, a project that taught single mothers to embroider so that they could earn a living. His sister, Faith Willard, later stepped in to grow the project into a medical clinic and orphanage. In 1987, Peter and Frank opened Chop Point School on the summer camp property. It is a K-12 school of about 85 students that provides an alternative education to public school. All of the teachers are Christians and they aim to educate and spread the love of Jesus to their students. After many years of bringing students to Mexico City on mission trips, Peter built a facility in Nicaragua where teenagers from the United States host summer camp programs for poor children from that country. Campo Alegria (Camp Happiness) opened in 1997. All four of these projects are still operational.

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Michaleen Rose Toothaker

pic ToothakerMonmouth- Michaleen Rose Toothaker (known to her friends as Mikki) of Monmouth passed away peacefully at age 82 on February 14, 2024 at Marshwood Center in Lewiston after an extended battle with Dementia.

Mikki was born in Millinocket January 21, 1942. Daughter of Newell Grant Myshrall and Marcia Dorothy Bartlett Myshrall.  She married Roland Paquet had three children Louie, Julie and Jamie.  After her children were grown she married Fred Toothaker in 1981 whom she was with until Freds Death in April 2023.

Mikki had many occupations during her life:  hairdresser in Topsham while raising her children; seamstress making wedding gowns and window treatments; L.L. Bean; working beside her husband, Fred on his lobster boat in Cundy's Harbor; and waitressing.

Among her many hobbies Mikki enjoyed designing and making wedding dresses, cake decorating, reading, snowmobiling with

Fred and friends, fishing and hunting with her sons Louie, Jamie, and son-in-law George Pooters.

Mikki is preceded in death by parents Newell and Marcia Myshrall, husband Fred Toothaker, brothers William and George Myshrall and grand-daughter Meghan Passey.

She is survived by children Louie and Risa Paquet, Julie and Steve Passey, Jamie and Kathryn Paquet; step-daughter Kelley and Brad Williams; six grandchildren and thirteen great-granchildren; sister-in-Law Carolyn Neidt; and four neices and nephews plus seventeen great nieces and nephews.

Mom will be missed by many who have been blessed to have her in their lives. We will miss her most during the Christmas Holiday. She loved cooking family dinners, riding around looking at lights,

and gift shopping with family. 

She can now rest with all who left before her.

The family is respecting Mikki's request for “No Funeral Service".  She is being Cremated at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond.  Family will put Mom to rest in the Spring.

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Harriett L. Fitzmaurice

pic FitzmauriceBowdoin- Harriett L. Fitzmaurice, 85, of Bowdoin, passed away on Feb. 23, 2024.

Harriett was born on Oct. 03, 1938, in Skowhegan, the daughter of Faber S. and Lillian I. (Bagley) Greene.  She married her husband Michael J. Fitzmaurice on July 06, 1957.

Harriett was a stay-at home Navy mom for many years and then became a valuable part of the Mid Coast hospital staff for 32 years, making patients and Colleagues smile.  She enjoyed camp life on Moxie Pond, and was a wonderful cook and baker, she enjoyed knitting as well.  Most of all, people will remember her for her nurturing and compassionate nature.

Harriett was predeceased by her parents and sister Roberta Whelan.

She is survived by her loving husband Michael J. Fitzmaurice, her children Holly Fitzmaurice and her wife Anita Thomas, and Michael Fitzmaurice and his former wife Diane, grandchildren Kelly Theberge and her husband Alex, Brian Fitzmaurice and wife Rhonda, as well as her great grandchildren Ella and Theodore Fitzmaurice.

There will be no funeral service, but a celebration of Harriett’s life will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the MidCoast Humane Society, 5 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick, ME  04011.

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

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Jacqueline Edith Caswell

pic CaswellBowdoinham - Jacqueline Edith Caswell, 62 of Bowdoinham, passed away on January 17, 2024, at her home surrounded by family.

Jackie was born was born in Newburyport, MA on January 14, 1962, the daughter of John Edward and Betty Mary White.

As a child, Jackie developed a love for horses.  She was often seen tending to or riding her horse King on her grandfather's (Bumpa) farm in Byfield Mass.  She moved to Litchfield Maine in 1974, where she laid her roots.  Becoming a part of Oak Hill High Schools very first Freshman class, Jackie graduated in 1980.  In 1981 and 1982 Jackie had her 2 sons who she treasured, and established a family of her very own.

Jackie spent the majority of her adult life working as an Ed Tech in RSU 4 and MSAD 11 Schools, where she made life long meaningful connections with special needs and behavior students.  It was her calling.  Where others saw labels, she saw kids who needed an advocate or a person to confide in.

Jackie was an avid advocate for Special Olympics and assisting students with special needs. She was her happiest when helping others.  She loved Bingo, paint-nights, impromptu shopping trips. Jackie was a skilled crafter, often crocheting blankets for her family and hats for local schools.  When she wasn't keeping herself busy with work and family she spent her free time taking long walks with her dog Bella. Or movie date nights with her great nephew John, who lovingly gave her the name "Ya-Ya".  

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Richard Dunbar

Richard DunbarRichard Dunbar Sr, 81, of Bowdoinham, passed away on January 18th 2024 at Central Maine Medical Center from a heart attack. He was surrounded by loved ones when he passed.

He was predeceased by his ex-wife Debbie Dunbar, his son Richard Dunbar. Jr, and his grandson Robert Despres. He leaves behind his wife, Ludivina Dunbar, his son Joe Dunbar, his daughter Candy Dunbar, his sister-in-law Clarrisa Ramirez, his daughter in law Theresa Despres, his granddaughter Angela Despres, great grandsons Donnovan Adams and Darian Smith, as well as several brothers and sisters and extended family.

Richard grew up in New Gloucester, before moving to Bowdoinham over 60 years ago.  Richard was well known and respected throughout the Bowdoinham community by his friends and neighbors.  He owned several businesses throughout the years from his home, including a small engine repair shop, a very popular and successful multi acre raspberry farm, and a bottle redemption center.

Richard had a love for country music as well as classic western tv and movies.  He also attended church through the years at Richmond Corner Baptist Church in Richmond.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 2:00-5:00 PM at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St in Richmond.  A full funeral service will be held in the spring at Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham, at a date and time to be announced at a later time.

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Richard F. Dunbar Sr.

Bowdoinham-Richard F. Dunbar Sr., passed away on January 18, 2024.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Saturday, February 3rd from 2-5pm at Kincer Funeral Home.

A graveside service will take place in the spring.

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Charlotte Beasley

Photo Charlotte CopyRichmond-Charlotte Beasley, 81, passed away in the hospital after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer on Sunday, January 28, 2024.

She was born in Houlton, Maine, the daughter of Chester and Ida (Hickling) Burton on October 25, 1942.

Charlotte stitched shoes for over 40 years at Eaton Shoe, which later became Etonic. She loved working there, her co-workers were like family to her. She was very sad when the shoe shop closed. Later in life she became the beloved bartender at Gardiner Eagles Club.

Charlotte's favorite summer pastime was camping. She had her most fun while camping at The Birches, in Litchfield.  She always had a fire burning and she could whip up enough food to feed the entire campground with a few moments notice. She loved and was loved by her camping community.

Charlotte was an avid “gambler”.  She played bingo for years but what thrilled her the most was feeding the slot machines.  She took multiple gambling trips to Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Foxwoods, New Orleans, Tunica, Bangor and Oxford casinos. 

Charlotte belonged to the Eagles Club, Elks Club and American Legion. Prior to being ill, she was instrumental in organizing and preparing food for the annual Thanksgiving dinner held at the Gardiner Eagles Club.

Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, longtime partner Victor Gagnon, former husband and father of her children, Kenneth "Dickey" Beasley, sister Ellen Sproul, brother-in-law Harold Sproul, and step son, Trent Gagnon. 

She is survived by her son Kenny Beasley and his fiance Tory Gensel of Richmond, Robert Beasley of Richmond, daughter Tina Cadrette, and son-in-law Matthew Cadrette of Alabama. Charlotte is also survived by her grandchildren, Amanda, Ben, Brandon, Britney, Carson, Devin, Jasmine, KC, Khegan, Ricky, Robby, 15 great grandchildren, niece Debbie Gray and her son Jason Gray, along with stepson Eddie and Glenn Gagnon. Charlotte is survived by others who were special people in her life, Melisa Hurley, who she had an incredible bond with, Charlie Hanson who she referred to as her “other” son and her best friend Betty MacWhinnie. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date and will be announced on FaceBook.

In Charlotte's memory donations may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society 10 Pethaven Lane Augusta, Me 04330.

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Nancy C. Morton

MortonWiscasset-Nancy C. Morton, 80, of the Lowelltown Rd., passed away on January 22, 2024 at her home.

She was born in Wiscasset on March 17, 1943 the daughter of Arthur and Madelyn Delano.

Nancy was the consummate home body, she enjoyed taking care if her home, her family and the neighborhood.  She loved her horses, gardening, all types of animals, anything to do with art, line dancing and especially time spent with her grandkids.

Nancy was predeceased by her husband Milan Morton Jr., her parents, the Delano Brother's Arthur Jr., Wendell, Lloyd, Kenny, George, Robert, Jeff, sisters Marjorie Sproul, Margaret Creamer, and Martha Delano and Polly Webber.

She is survived by Daughters Debbie Gagnon and husband David, Tammy Morton and partner Mike, son Russell Morton, granddaughters Sara Harvey and husband Mike, Ashley Gagnon, Kolby Morton, great grandchildren Bryan Gagnon, Anthony Monfiletto and Emmett Harvey. Also special friends Molly, Amanda and Abbey.

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

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Dennis C. Tome

TomeBOWDOINHAM- Dennis C. Tome, 68, of River Road, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Dennis was born in Damariscotta, Maine to Harry and Pauline (Colby) Tome. He lived most of his life on River Road, across the street from his high school sweetheart, Rachelle Mateyko.  In 1975 they married and began a life of 48 years together. Dennis graduated from Brunswick High School in 1973.  In August of that fall, he began a 45-year career at Bath Irons Works.  During his time there, he worked as a welder, pipefitter, and deck plate planner, and developed many long-lasting friendships.

Dennis loved being near his family and in 1978 he built a home next door to his parents and across the street from Rachelle’s. Later, in preparation for retirement, Dennis built a welding shop called Cathance Creations.  He provided welding and fabrication services to many locals around the area.   

Dennis was a loving husband and devoted father. He treasured his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their activities, including soccer, softball, football, and cheering, and would travel across the state to support them.  He was excited to take the family to Disney World in 2022.

Dennis enjoyed hunting and fishing. His favorite memories included hunting in Bowdoinham with his family and ice fishing trips up north with friends. He loved boating in the bay and treasured the summers spent on his boat, Mission Impossible, with the Merrymeeting Bay Yacht Club.  Most recently, he enjoyed golfing with many of his buddies from BIW. He also loved spending time in his shop, Cathance Creations, where many stopped by to visit.

Dennis loved his hometown of Bowdoinham and collected many treasures representing its history. As a young man, he was a member of the Bowdoinham Volunteer Fire Department and also served as a town constable for several years.  As his children grew, he spent several years as a coach for Bowdoinham’s Little League and Babe Ruth teams.   He was especially proud of his work on the first Bowdoinham Waterfront Committee, which worked with the Army Corp of Engineers to create the park we have today.  He was a strong advocate of the Town Hall restoration efforts and spent many hours volunteering for early improvement projects.  Most recently, he has been an avid supporter of the Bowdoinham Food Pantry.  He spent several years working with wife, Rachelle, packing and delivering for the student backpack program.

Besides his wife, Rachelle, he is survived by their son, Michael, daughter, Kelli Noyes and her husband, David, and six grandchildren, Makenzy, Jennifer, Emily, Jacob, Kaiden and Makayla. He is survived by a sister, Lorrie and her husband Dwain Swindler, a niece, Jessica Bleau and her family, and a nephew Nicholas Frizzle and wife Haley.  He is also survived by his stepmother, Carlyn Tome, and step-sisters, Debra Tait and husband Greg, Sherry Colville and husband Cliff, and their families.  Dennis always felt blessed to be surrounded by family, including several aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as many dear friends.

Special thanks to CHANS, the New England Cancer Center in Topsham, Dr. Kathleen Trapp and all of the family and friends who provided support throughout this journey.

Visiting hours will be at Kincer Funeral Home on February 9th from 5-8pm, with a time to celebrate memories and stories beginning at 7pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ambrose Church, in Richmond at 10am on February 10th, with a gathering to follow in the parish hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bowdoinham Food Pantry, 9 Main Street, Suite C, Bowdoinham, ME 04008, c/o Jennifer Stonebreaker, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Kandace Lord


Screenshot 20240121 223836 FacebookI'm a new day rising
I'm a brand new sky
to hang the stars upon tonight"
–Foo Fighters
Kandace (Cumming) Lord
June 27, 1979 - January 19, 2024
On Friday, January 19th, 2024, Kandace (Cumming) Lord passed away after a brief illness at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick. Though her sudden departure is a difficult adjustment for the family and friends close to her, Kandace's immense impact has been felt through the outpouring of love from her community.
Kandace was born in Presque Isle, Maine on June 27, 1979 to Gregory and Kimberly Cumming and lived in Richmond, Maine.
Kandace met the love of her life and future husband Jeff Lord at Richmond High School. They spent 25 wonderful years together and have two beautiful children, Emma and Ethan.
After graduating in 1997, Kandace worked in a variety of music stores. Music was one of Kandace's great joys and passions in life. She then stepped into her incredible gifts with children by working at Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation. Kandace later opened her own home to caring for children, devoting her love and many years of her life to both her own children and others, passing on to them her big heart and kind spirit. Over the past year, Kandace enjoyed a new role working at Big Lots in Brunswick.
Kandace is survived by her loving husband Jeff and her two beloved children Emma (19) and Ethan (16), as well as Ethan's sweetheart, Abigail (Bee) Blake; her father Gregory Cumming and his wife Penny, of Brunswick; her sister Ara (Barbara) Wood, sibling-in-law David Wood, and nephew Linden Wood, of Lafayette, Colorado; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Kathy Lord, of Richmond; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jesse and Janice Lord and their children Cyrus and Jocelyn, of Richmond; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony at The Richmond Grange Hall at 15 Alexander Reed Road in Richmond on Saturday, February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. All are invited to attend and celebrate the life of this amazing woman and presence in the community.
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Leo Pinette

pic PinetteLeo Pinette, 71, of Georgetown, passed on Dec. 29, 2023 at Mid Coast Hospital with family by his side.

Leo was born in Bath, the son of Alfred and Gloris (Pertell) Pinette.

Leo’ work history included being a woodcutter, a clammer, federal distribution truck driver, Pierce & Hartung lumber yard, carpentry work, and over 50 years of lobstering.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling with his friends, feeding the deer, being at camp (his happy place) with all his buddies, watching westerns, and football.

Leo was predeceased by his parents, his brother Anthony, and 3 long-time friends Ken Gibb, George Clough, and Hammy Staples.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Dolores (Barter) Pinette, his daughter Tracie, son Dale, three grandchildren Sophia Moore, Addison, and Andrew White, sister Phyllis Coombs an husband Walter, brothers Jeffrey and wife Lori, James and wife Becky, sister-in-law Joy Pinette, half-brothers Fred and Mark Peterson, sister-in-law Diane West and husband John and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Join us for a Celebration of Leo’s life on January 27, 2024 at 2pm at the Georgetown Community Center, 19 Old Schoolhouse Rd, Georgetown, ME 04548.

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

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Janice "Janny" Lilly

RichmLillyond- Janice (“Janny”) Edith Wagg Lilly of Richmond, Maine passed away peacefully on January 3rd, 2024, after a sudden illness, aged 69, with her loving family by her side.

She was born on July 12th, 1954, in Bowdoin, Maine.  She graduated from Lisbon Falls High School and lived in Maine throughout her life, in Bowdoin, Litchfield and Richmond.

Janny was preceded in death by her parents; John Wilbur Wagg and Geraldine Theresa Whitney Wagg, her daughter Christina Rea Tarr, her brothers John Wilbur Wagg II and Leon Gerald Wagg.

Janny is survived by her husband Gilbert Mitchell Lilly Sr., of Richmond, ME, her sons Gilbert Mitchell Lilly Jr., of Wales, ME, and Justin Whitney Lilly of Columbus, OH, her siblings Emery William Wagg of Pahrump, NV, Kathryn Shirley Wagg Bernier of Bowdoin, ME, Thomas James Wagg of Bowdoin, ME, Ava Caroline Wagg Ricker of Nashua, NH, Burton A. Wagg of Madison, NC, Geraldine Evelyn Wagg Beirne of Brunswick, ME, and Joseph Alfred Wagg of Bowdoin, ME, and many nieces and nephews.

Janny had numerous hobbies, among them card design, scrapbooking, knitting, cross stitching, Diamond Dot and jewelry collecting (earrings and lapel pins).  She also had a tremendous love of hats and wore them with style.  Janny’s great passion was reading- some of her favorite authors were Steven King and Nora Roberts.  Her favorite books included Little Women.  Her favorite movies were Gone with the Wind and It’s a Wonderful Life.  Elvis Presley and Sam Elliot were her favorite performers.  She will be sorely missed. May she rest in eternal peace. 

Burial will be in the Spring.

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

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Francis E. Yeaton

YeatonRichmond- Francis E. Yeaton, 88, of Richmond, passed away on January 03, 2024, at his home in Richmond.

Francis was born on March 08, 1935, the son of Chester L. and Marion L. (Martin) Yeaton.

Francis enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and doing carpentry work.  He owned the Richmond Dairy Bar for 10 years, worked as a wood cutter, a trash hauler with his nephew Kevin Smith, construction worker, delivered milk and his favorite job was as an over-the-road truck driver for St. Johnsbury.

Francis was predeceased by his first wife Shirley, daughter Karen, and his son Greg., and brother Robert. He is survived by his wife Louise, daughter Vicki, stepson David and wife Rebecca, Stepdaughter Mary and spouse Frank, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  He is also survived by his two sisters Elizabeth (Betty) and Carol.

A celebration of Francis’ life will be held at the Richmond Nazarene Church on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 11am

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Chans,  Richard & Elizabeth, Pamela Hetland, Kevin Smith, and Darlene & Bill.

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

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