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2022 Obituaries

Robert Hall Baird, Sr.

pic baird websiteRobert Hall Baird Sr.  passed away and went to be with the Lord on December 31,2022. With family by his side at Lincoln Health Hospital in Damariscotta, Maine after a brief illness at the age of 96 years old. Born on April 14th, 1926, in Edgecomb, Maine to the parents of Frank and Ellen Baird.

He grew up in Sheepscot/Newcastle, Maine. He served in the Merchant Marines at the end of World War Two and saw some of the world. He then met Louise M. Baird and married her on November 3rd, 1948. Together they built a home and resided in Alna, Maine and they had four children, Janice, Robert Hall Jr. “Bobby,” Carol and John.

Bob was a very diligent worker. While his children were growing up, he worked on the home farm raising cows. He worked at many places over the years, such as Granite paving, Dragon Cement, Wiscasset Fuel then was Gibbons. Bob also worked for Dead River for many years, then worked for Sears. He also worked for Crooker and Sons for many years also. He worked until he could not work no more.

He was a very religious Christian man, believed in God above all else. Always went to church on Sundays and was close with Pastor Sewall Pearson and family who was a big part of the Baird family household.

He enjoyed nature, going fishing and hunting with his son John. Bob enjoyed going up north with his family time to time to moose watch.

He liked being daring and going on roads that were not too safe, couldn’t tell him otherwise. Bob loved his family very much and would not do for his family and friends. He was quite the “true Mainer.”

Robert is predeceased by his by his wife, Louise M. Baird, his daughter Janice Baird, his son Robert Baird Jr, and brothers Frank Jr. and Edwin “Eddie” Baird, his sister Ruth Baird Curtis.

Robert is survived by his daughter Carol Small and her husband Alan Small of Alna, son John Baird of Alna, grandchildren Kimberly Dubord and husband Michael Dubord of Nobleboro, Melissa Small and Rich Russomano of Augusta, great-grandchildren Dalton and Carter Taylor of Nobleboro, Isabella Russomano of Augusta.  Also, his sisters Inez Parsons of Rochester, NH and Judy Greenleaf of Millinocket, Maine. Robert has many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Arrangements are being entrusted with Kincer Funeral Home and funeral to be held in the spring will be announced later for a date.

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Saramae Evelyn Edgerly

pic EdgerlyWhitefield- Saramae Evelyn Edgerly, 80, of Whitefield, passed away peacefully at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta on Friday, December 30, 2022.

Saramae was born in New Britain, CT on July 29, 1942, to Richard A. and Ida Mae (Wright) Pipkin.

She was a past member of the Grange in Southington, CT, and a long-time member to TOPS in Alna.  She really enjoyed Crocheting, embroidery, spending time with her many nieces and nephews, her dog and children.

Saramae was predeceased by her husband Jason Edgerly, her parents, and two of her nephews.

She is survived by her sister Linda lank and her husband Keith of Bristol, CT, her sister Donna Wallace of Alna, her sister Gail Thayer of Whitefield, 10 nieces and nephews, 25 great nieces and nephews, several great-great nieces and nephews, and several family members of her deceased husband’s extended family.

There will be a memorial service for Saramae at 1pm on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Wiscasset Church of the Nazarene, 255 Gardiner Rd., Wiscasset, ME  04578.

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

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Beulah Margaret Grady Madden

Madden picBeulah Margaret Grady Madden was born in a farmhouse in Jefferson to John and Albertine Bouffard Grady on Sunday April 28, 1935, the last of 10 children and the fifth daughter. Beulah passed December 23, 2022. At 20 she married Ed Madden and together raised four children. She was a homemaker and held various retail positions. Beulah was a member of Rebekah Lodge and Red Hats.
Beulah was predeceased by her husband of 53 yrs, an infant son Arthur Edward Madden III and grandson John Scott Dawson. She is survived by Catherine Webb (Donnie), Marilyn (Jody) Hinkley, Brenda Madden (John Cates), Michael Madden (Tammy). 7 grandchildren, Katie Clark, Jennifer Kruk, Jessica Farnham, Mark S Hinkley, Eric Hinkley, Andrea Madden, Margaret Madden as well as 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces nephews and cousins and friend Bruce Ellis.
Visitation will be at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond January 6 from 4-7. Mass will be held January 7 at 11:00 at Saint Ambrose Church 29 Kimball St in Richmond with a gathering to be held at Enterprise Grange Hall Richmond Alexander/Reed Rd.
In lieu of flowers donations in Beulah's name to St Judes Childrens Hospital. The Mass will be on Facebook livestream.
Memories From Mom
Beulah went to a one room school house at the end of the dirt road. Sometimes her brother would pull her on a sled to school in the winter. From there she went to the village school in Jefferson and on to Gardiner High. At 20 yrs old she married Ed Madden and together raised 4 children. She was a homemaker and their yard was always full of the neighborhood kids who were always welcome.
When her youngest was in Jr. High she went to work at the school, leaving because they had a home in Port Charlotte Fl where they spent 4 or 5 months. In the summer everyone went to camp at Sand Pond Litchfield where every Sunday was water skiing all day with a big lunch from the grill with thier 4 children and many of their friends.
It was really cold outside and the snow was deep. I remember crying to go out with my brothers and sister to play but my mother said "no you're too little you might get lost in a drift. That was probably true but I also probably didn't have any warm clothes or boots to wear out in such weather. I remember hiding inside my fathers sheepskin lined coat with him. He'd button me right inside with him and I was sure no-one could see me. Maybe they couldn't, I was pretty small. My mom would pretend to look for me and finally find me all squirrely and happy. My dad would be cold and
smell of newly cut wood and pitch. I still love that smell.
Recently Madison asked her Nannie Great if she had any life advice and without hesitation she replied "Just be yourself" as she patted Maddie's hand.
Great advise from a woman who lived and left her way.

A graveside service will take place on April 28, 2023 at 1 pm at Shepherd Cemetery, Jefferson, Me.

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

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Ray Estabrook

pic EstabrookLisbon- Ray Estabrook, 93, of Lisbon, who was born on September 1, 1929, died on November 08, 2022.

Ray lived here on earth to the fullest.  He loved to read Zane Gray’s stories.  As a young man he drove a milk truck, trailer truck for Gardiner Paper, and was in the National Guard, based in Brunswick, during the Korean Conflict. 

He was a mechanic at many dealerships from Yarmouth to the Augusta areas; he was the service manager at most of them.  He built a self-designed 27’ sportfishing boat that he enjoyed tuna fishing from for many years.  He owned a plumbing and heating business and then a water pump business, as well as a drilling business for many years.  Ray was a teacher to many and a mentor to a lucky few.

Ray was predeceased by his first wife Joyce Frank of Bowdoinham, second wife of 55years Betty Appleby of West Paris, and a daughter Penny Morgan of Colorado.

He is survived by his sons Wayne and his wife of Bowdoinham, Perry and his wife of West Bath, 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild.

There will be a Celebration of Ray’s life scheduled in the Spring.

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


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Mark A. Pearson

PearsonMark A Pearson 54 of Richmond, Maine passed away suddenly on Monday the 12th of December 2022. Mark will always be remembered as a kind-hearted Christian man who loved God, a devout, loving father, a beloved, compassionate husband, a caring brother, a fun, kind  uncle Bumpa, and loyal friend.

  Mark held a bachelor's degree in business and was employed at BIW/GD for over 36 years. The last 17 of those years as a supervisor then coordinator. Mark followed in his father's and older brother, Tim's footsteps of working at BIW for many years.

  Mark served on the town of Richmond's Budget Committee, served on the Richmond/RSU 2 School Board, and was a dedicated member of the Republican Party Committee. Mark volunteered at the Chocolate Church Art Center, was a volunteer coach for his kid's sports teams, and was quick to volunteer and support his town and the church whenever needed.

  Mark enjoyed going to the movies, attending our kid's games and the BB playoffs every February at the civic center. Every year He looked forward to his annual fishing and hunting trips at North Camps in Rangeley. He went with his brothers and friends for over 27 years. 

 Mark also enjoyed going way up to northern Maine to go moose hunting with his brother Tim and their buddies. They were often successful in getting a moose!

  Mark was a very involved father who was always there to support his children with all their sports activities, school functions, hobbies, and fun adventures.

 No matter how busy he was, his family was always his first priority. He also had a tight bond and an amazing connection with his identical twin brother; John. They have been each other's best friend and confidant from the womb. Mark is sorely missed by his wife, his children, family, and friends.

  Mark was preceded by his father; Sewall Pearson, his mother: Ramona Pearson, his brother: "Slugger" -Sewall Pearson Jr, his brother; Brian Pearson, his sister- in-law; Kelly Pearson, his sister-in-law; Stephanie Pearson, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

  Mark is survived by his wife; Dorothea E. Pearson, their children; Keith A. Pearson, Alyssa A. Pearson, Christopher S.D. Pearson. His brothers; James Pearson, Micheal Pearson and his wife Jackie; Timothy Pearson and his wife Sonia; his twin brother John Pearson and his wife Angie. His cousin Leroy Pearson who was more like a brother. His many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. As well as the many of our children's friends that he treated as his own children.

  A celebration of Mark's life will be held this Saturday December 17th at 1:00PM at the Open Door Bible Baptist Church, located at 26 Gartley Street in Lisbon, Maine. All are welcome to join us in remembering and honoring Mark A Pearson's life.  The memorial will be live streamed on Facebook and YouTube. 

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Lawrence I Finley

Larry FinleyWindsor-Lawrence I. Finley passed away peacefully at his home on December 11, 2022 at the age of 62.

Larry was a self employed farmer and Co-owner of Windsor Vault Company for 40 years. He was a friend to all who knew him. He loved to ride around and visit friends. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and mostly spending time with his grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents Frank and Joanne Finley, Son Travis Finley, and grandson Liam Finley. 

He is survived by his significant other Holly Lasselle, Son Justin Finley and wife Jessica, Brothers Dan Finley(Karen) and John Finley (Julie) and Sister Sally Gower (Bud). Grandchildren , Kaden, Lukas, Lilianna and Leah Finley. 

The family would like to thank his Doctors ,nurses, and hospice for their support and care during this difficult time. 

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 14th at the Finley Family cemetery on the Choate Road in Windsor at 1 pm. 

A reception will be held at the Finley Family farm immediately afterwards.

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Brian A. Trask

Brian TraskRandolph-Brian A. Trask went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 29, 2022, at 79 years

He was born on Dec. 18, 1942, in Gardiner, Maine to parents Reginald
B. Trask and Dorothy E. Trask. He was the youngest of three children.
Brian graduated from high school, attended college, served in the US Army
during the Vietnam era and was stationed in Germany. He joined the seminary
for a time, however his life had a different calling. He had an adventurous
life and loved to travel; visiting many different countries throughout his
life. Brian had a natural talent for being able to capture people's
attention and  made even the most mundane events into a fascinating story
with a witty twist of humor.  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish
and hunt in The Forks. He was especially keen on Lake Moxie and Knights
Pond where he visited often as a child. He felt the most peace at the
family camp he built on Moxie Lake. Brain was a selfless person who was
always there for anyone in need.

Brain is survived by his two children, Joshua Trask and Lauren Swindells of
West Gardiner, his four grandchildren, Kaylin Stade of Pittston, Ryann
Trask of Edgecomb, Alexis Trask of Winslow & Davyn Swindells of West
Gardiner. He was very excited to become a great-grandfather of a baby girl
in May 2023 and wife, Sherry Trask of five years. He was predeceased by his
parents; his brothers, David Trask and Paul Trask. There will be no
immediate service.

A graveside service of Christian burial and a

celebration of life is planned for the spring.

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George C. Lazaros

LazarosPicAuburn, ME - George C. Lazaros, 85, formerly of Holden, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2022 at the Hospice House in Auburn, ME.

George was born on Oct. 9,1937 in Worcester, MA the son of Greek immigrants Charles and Effie Lazaros (Litsas).

George was predeceased by his loving wife and mother to his children Joan A. Lazaros.  He is survived by his children, Steven Lazaros of Oquossoc, ME, Karen Johnson of Canyon Lake, CA, Kevin Lazaros and daughter In-law Nicki Lazaros of Rutland, MA, and his 5 Grandchildren Kaitlyn, Laine, Sydney, Teagan and Abi, whom he adored endlessly.

George spent his career educating children in the Westboro school system as a math teacher, assistant Principal and football coach at Westboro High School.

George proudly served his country in the National Guard where he was medaled for his sharpshooting skills. He was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge and always sought out a new location during his extensive travels

George loved spending his years on Cape Cod where he enjoyed the bounties of the Race Point National Seashore which often included fishing, digging clams or lobstering. When he wasn’t busy with his friends you would typically find him sitting in his beach chair all day enjoying his favorite beverage, soaking up the sun with his companion Jerri Mitchener. When he wasn’t on the beach he’d often be relaxing with the “courtyard” crew in Truro, MA, where he was most affectionally referred to as the Mayor, or possibly at Georges Pizza in Provincetown people watching or taking in the annual P-Town parade.

A graveside service will be held at Worcester County Memorial Park Paxton, MA., at 12 Noon on Monday, December 19, 2022.  A celebration of life will follow.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to the Truro Public Library, Truro, MA, in memory of George and Joan Lazaros.


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Eleanor Ida Greenleaf

mimiEleanor Ida Greenleaf

1937 - 2022

West Gardiner – Eleanor Ida Greenleaf (Millay) passed away peacefully Thanksgiving morning November 24, 2022 at home, surrounded by family.

She was born in Gardiner on 12/30/1937 and raised in Litchfield with her two sisters above their family store at Litchfield Corners.  Ida’s musical talents included playing violin and piano.

Ida played basketball and graduated from Litchfield Academy, where she met the love of her life David Greenleaf who also recently passed after 67 years of marriage.  Ida enjoyed going on dates with David to Luigi’s pizza in Lewiston, motorcycling, dancing, gardening, quilting, snowmobiling, and time spent camping with dear friends and family. 

Ida’s greatest joy was being a mother to her four beautiful children and a “Mimi” to her 10 grandchildren and anyone else lucky enough to be a part of her life.  She loved hosting large gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmas time where the pies were never ending and the presents were overflowing.  Ida’s love for family and festivities were evident in her “year-round” Christmas trees that donned everything from Easter Eggs to tiny teacups.

David and Ida’s camp in Manchester was a special place for “Mimi”.  She loved having her grandchildren in the bunkhouse, swims in the pond, flowers down the embankment, and food on the picnic table.

Ida worked at the Augusta YMCA before taking a position with Bath Iron Works.  She retired in her early fifties when she became a full time “Mimi” to her grandchildren. 

Ida is pre-deceased by her beloved husband David Greenleaf, her parents Eleanor Gertrude Millay and Ernest James Millay, her step-father Basil (Mac) Akerley, and sister Evelyn Joyce Heussler and husband George.  

She is survived by sister Mary Lane and husband Paul of Litchfield, son David Greenleaf and wife Christine of West Gardiner, daughter Linda Hanson and husband David of Pittston, daughter Patricia Greenleaf of Dexter, and daughter Kathy Lawson and husband Brian of West Gardiner.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, and many nieces and newphews, all of whom will forevermore love and cherish their “Mimi and Papa”.

Per Ida’s request, there will be no services.  A celebration of life for both David and Ida will be held both this winter and in the summer for family.

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David L. Everson

EversonDavid Lee Everson

DRESDEN - David L. Everson, 73. passed away peacefully on November
21, 2022, at Central Maine Medical Center after a short period of
declining health.

David was born August 10, 1949, to Merton H. Everson & Barbara S.
(Trussell Everson, of Dresden. He attended local schools, until the
closure of Bridge Academy, at which time, students were sent to
Wiscasset High School, where he graduated in 1969. He then went into
the Army, where he spent the next two years, part of which was in
Germany. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1971, then went to
work for the Maine State Department of Transportation, spending the
next 29+ years before retiring in 1995. Later, he was employed by LL
Bean, and the Town of Dresden's Transfer Station. For most of his adult
life, David was a member of the Dresden Fire Department, helping
wherever he was needed. He enjoyed watching NASCAR races, and
occasionally, was a spectator at the Wiscasset speedway. He also
enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, putting model cars together, watching the
Boston Red Socks, and helping family whenever he could, and attending
family events. Although David was a man of few words, and often spent
his time alone, he did enjoy hanging out with friends at the Dresden
Takeout for breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner as well. You could
count on him being there at least once every day. If he didn't show up
for a couple of days, someone would certainly call and check on him.

David will certainly be missed by family and friends.

David is predeceased by his parents. He leaves behind his sister, Shirley
(Everson) Storkson and husband David Sr., Dresden, three aunts,
Eleanor L. Everson, Doris Swasey, and Clarice Taylor, all of Dresden, one
uncle, Roger W. Trussell, Haines City. Fl., nieces Lisa Heil (Jim) of
Augusta, and Laurie Geroux of Chelsea, and nephew David Storkson, Jr.
(Heidi) of Pittston. along with several cousins.

At David's request, there will be no public visitation or service.

David will be laid to rest in the family plot at Forest Hill Cemetery at a later

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond. 

Donations in David's memory may be made to the Dresden Fire
Department, in care of Dresden Town Office, 534 Gardiner Rd., Dresden,

ME 04342.

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Helen F. Read

ReadHelen F. Read

Helen 89 went to be with the lord on November 27, 2022 unexpectedly.

Helen was born in Richmond October 13, 1933, to Minnie Black Gray and Reginald

She married James W. Read on June 3, 1951, together they had 4 children,
Reginald, Linda, Jay, and Jamie, they stayed married 64 years until Jimmy's death
in 2014. She resided in Bowdoinham most of her life then moved to Phippsburg to
live with her son Reggie and wife Gail.

Mom was a very giving and generous person. She knitted all sorts of things from
clothing to toys to give away, she made dishcloths and hanging dishtowels for the
veterans for Christmas every year, and she put together many care kits for
disaster relief for the Nazarene Church in Richmond.

Helen was a lifetime member of the Merrymeeting Grange in Bowdoinham. She
was also longtime member of the Richmond Post 132 Auxiliary. She really
enjoyed playing cards and attending the Golden Oldies Senior center in Richmond
and going to lunches in Bowdoinham, she liked calling Bingo and playing several
cards for herself.

The big thing Mom enjoyed and commented on was her many rides with Dad and
family, they even drove across the United States camping and visiting a lot of
state parks with their children, they also drove to many states to visit family. She
really enjoyed reading and writing down all the books she read, going shopping
for deals, and growing houseplants.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her grandson Jason Belanger,
also two brothers Harvey and Lloyd Gray.

Helen is survived by son Reginald and wife Gail of Phippsburg, daughter Jamie
Read of Phippsburg, son Jay Read of Delaware, and Linda England of Bowdoin.
Sister Barbara White of Lisbon, 8 grandchildren, 10 great-children, and 2 great-
great grandchildren many nieces and nephews, and her best friend Sarah

There will be a celebration of life and a committal in the spring.


If you would like to make a donation in her memory it can be made to Church of
the Nazarene 91 Alexander Reed Rd Richmond, Me 04357 or the Phippsburg

Sportsmen's Assn PO Box 298 Phippsburg, Me. 04562

A celebration of life will take place on May 7th at 1pm at the Old Bowdoinham Grange, Main St. Bowdoinham.

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James A. Robinson

JimObituaryPhotoBath- On November 17, 2022 James A. Robinson, a beloved husband and father, passed away.  He was eighty two.   Born to Tessie and Linton Robinson, Jim graduated from Morse High and enlisted in the Air Force. He returned a year after graduating to marry his high school sweetheart, Marjorie L. York, they were married for nearly 62 years.  Jim returned to Bath after his military service to raise his family and worked for Prudential, Bath Iron Works, and Culligan Water Treatment.

Jim was active with the local Mason's, Elks, and American Legion organizations.  He loved camping, dances, football, beaches, and traveling, often with family and friends. He is known for his sense of humor and willingness to help others.

 He is pre-deceased by his parents, and baby daughter.

Survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughter Christina Sener, her husband Ken, and their daughters Elizabeth Sener and Catherine Tellier, and Catherine's husband Ethan; daughter Michele Robinson-Pontbriand, her husband Robert, and their son Cameron Pontbriand; sister Patricia Nye; and two nieces.

The family would like to thank those that supported Jim through the latter part of his journey, including extended family and friends, as well as Androscoggin Hospice and Woodlands Senior Living Memory Care of Lewiston.

Per Jim's request, there will be no funeral. A Masonic memorial service will be held graveside at a later date.  Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond, ME.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Androscoggin Hospice + House (https://androscoggin.org/donate/) 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 022804 (https://dana-farber.org/gift); or Bath-Brunswick Respite Care P.O. Box 668, Bath, ME 04530 (https://www.respite-care.org/donors). 

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David G. Greenleaf

David Glenwood Greenleaf

1935 - 2022

West Gardiner – David Glenwood Greenleaf passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of November 10, 2022 at home, surroundeDavid Greenleafd by his family.

He was born in Gardiner on 7/8/1935 and raised with his brother John by Fred and Helen Donavan on the Donavan Farm in Gardiner.

David was an all-star athlete who graduated from Litchfield Academy where his athletic achievements include scoring more than 1,200 points in the three years he played basketball, which was prior to the existence of a three-point line.  He held an all-time record for scoring 67 points in one game, playing only three quarters.  He was a baseball catcher with an excellent batting average and was offered a scholarship to attend the University of Maine as a baseball player.  His love for sports continued throughout his life, coaching and cheering on his children and grandchildren.

Rather than attend college David chose to marry the love of his life of 67 years, Eleanor Ida Millay of Litchfield.  They created a beautiful life with four children and enjoyed hobbies that included fishing, motorcycling, family camping, snowmobiling, harness-racing, and travelling the fair circuit.  Stories are still told describing how David and Ida would always clear a dancefloor with their famous jitterbug. 

David spent 8 years in the Army Reserves and retired after 32 years of service at Bath Iron Works.  

David is pre-deceased by his parents Walter and Marie Greenleaf, brothers John Greenleaf, Walter Greenleaf and wife Diane (survived), and Dana Greenleaf and wife Nell (survived) and sisters Carol Larrabee and husband Tommy, Cheryl Glidden and husband Ernie (survived), Nancy Greenleaf, and Sharon Newton.

He is survived by his beloved wife, his sisters Sandy Greenleaf, and Karen Slater and husband Ben, his son David Greenleaf and wife “Chrissy” of West Gardiner, his daughter Linda Hanson and husband David of Pittston, his daughter Patricia Greenleaf of Dexter, and his daughter Kathy Lawson and husband Brian of West Gardiner.  He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, all of whom love and cherish their “Mimi and Papa”.

Per David’s Request, there will be no services.  A celebration of life will be held in summer for family.

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Elzada Lemar

ElzadaDresden-Elzada Lemar, 86, of Blinn Hill, died on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Hospice House, Auburn.

She was born on December 3, 1935 in Rockland the daughter of William and Anna Thorndike.

Elzada worked in the Dresden Elementary School cafeteria for many years.  She also worked at the Rock Tide and Tug Boat Inn, Boothbay Harbor.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing games on her computer.

Elzada was predeceased by her parents, sons Robert and Greg Lemar, sisters Malvena Boyce, Mary Chin, and a brother Sylvester Thorndike.  She is survived by her sons George and Kevin Lemar, brother William Thorndike, sister Arlene Ally, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, November 23rd at 2:00pm at Pine Grove Cemetery, Blinn Hill Rd., Dresden.

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Katherine "Kitty" Wheeler

pic WheelerBrunswick- Kitty Wheeler, age 83, of Bath died of a stroke at Midcoast Hospital on Oct. 23, 2022.

She was an amazing woman, a wonderful wife of 57 years and a wonderful mother of four children.

She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where she met her husband, Mark, who was a medical student at Washington University. They lived in Portland, Oregon for 30 years. They moved to Maine in 1996.

She was well educated with two masters degrees: English and urban planning. She traveled the world, 60 countries in all. In addition to being a "super mom," she was a tour guide, a freelance writer, and an enthusiastic outdoors person. She volunteered for many nonprofit organizations

Besides her husband, she is survived by son Timothy of Portland Oregon, son Andrew of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son Geoffrey of Madison Connecticut and daughter Beth of Carbondale Colorado, and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2023.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kennebec Valley Land Trust, MidCoast Literacy, or Grace Church in Bath.

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

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Loretta Labbe

South Portland-Loretta Labbe, 87, of Brunswick Maine, passed away on Oct. 21, 2022 of COPD.

Loretta was predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Fernand Poitras, her two sisters, Annette and Lorraine, her husband Romuald and eldest son, Richard.

She is survived by her two other children, Joyce and Michael and their spouses, Douglas and Kathryn and Richard’s spouse Blanche.
She also leaves many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Loretta loved to cook, garden, spend time with family and spend time on their boat.

She did not want a funeral so the family will have a small, private celebration of life at a later time.

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

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Wayne Byras Sr.

ByrasWayne Byras Sr 73 of Topsham, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2022. He was born in Lewiston, Maine to Kenneth Byras Sr and Helen Dobransky Byras.
As a child, Wayne grew up in Pejepscot. He enjoyed spending summers with his family at their cottage in Harpswell.
After graduating high school and two years of college, he married the love of his life, Mary. Wayne and Mary were married for 48 years. He worked at a Pejepscot Papermill while raising their two children. He retired from Topsham Hydro Partners at the age of 65.
Wayne enjoyed NASCAR racing with his family and friends, repairing small engines, building things with his hands, whether it be metal or wood. He also enjoyed dining out and going to the movies. Most of all, he loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predecease by his parents Kenneth and Helen, brothers Richard Byras and Donald Byras.
Wayne is survived his wife Mary Byras of Topsham, daughter Heather Dall and husband Chad of Bowdoin, son Wayne Byras Jr., and wife Michelle, sister Nancy Stubbs and husband Ronald of Phippsburg, Brother Kenneth Byras Jr., and wife Deborah of Topsham, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Wayne was an amazing husband, wonderful father, a great friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, October 25th from 3 to 4pm, with a service starting promptly at 4pm, at Kincer Funeral home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond.

Family has requested all that attend to please wear a face covering.

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Alton H. (Hal) Barter III

BARTER PICTogus-  Alton H.(Hal) Barter III, son of Alton and Barbara Barter, brother of Dale Barter and his wife Brenda, passed away on October 15, 2022 at the medical center at Togus.

Hal served his country proudly in the US Marine Corp.   He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and ATV rideing , visiting his brother and sister-in law in northern Maine.

Alton is also survived by two nieces Oranda Barter, and Heather Clark and family, friends Brian Lamoreau, Scott Roy and family, Norm Ambrose and family, Diane Staples and his numerous hunting buddies who gave Hal the nickname of “Tracker”

There will be a graveside service at 1pm on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Cotton Cemetery on Main St. in Richmond.

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William Richard Fullerton, Jr.

obitphoto FullertonGardiner, Maine - Bill (Willy) Fullerton Jr, 64, of Gardiner ME, passed away unexpectedly on September 25, 2022, while at his home in Gardiner, Maine.

He was born in Chelsea, MA on September 18, 1958, the first son of Judith and William Fullerton. He spent his childhood years growing up in Chelsea, MA, until 1974, when he moved with his family to West Gardiner, Maine. He attended Gardiner High School Class of 1976.

Willy married the love of his life Savath Im, in the summer of 1979. Together they bought and remodeled their first home in Portland, Maine. Willy was a skilled carpenter. He went on to build three more homes in the Portland area. He was in the process of building another home in Augusta, Maine.

Willy loved the ocean and spent a few years deep sea diving. He also enjoyed working on cars, rebuilding a car or two in his younger years, most notably his Karmann Ghia. He taught himself how to play the guitar, then he wrote his own music. He would play and sing his songs to his mother on occasion.

Most importantly, Willy loved reading the Bible. He read it many times, front to back. He knew the scriptures well and would often quote those words pertinent to the situation. He had a deep and personal relationship with God, which he spoke about freely.

He will be remembered for his humble, gentle nature and his love for God and his family.

Survivors include his loving mother, Judy (Escott) Fullerton of Alexandria, VA, three sisters, Kim, and her husband Nick Puiia of The Villages, FL, Cheri, and her husband Jim Courtney of Alexandria, VA, Holly Pinksten of Nashua, NH, and his brother, Shane Fullerton of Winthrop, ME. Also, a special aunt, Linda Bartlett, and an uncle, Walter Escott of Chelsea, MA. He had 5 nieces Lana Beckim, Brittany Pinksten, Paige Cove, Kalyn and Valerie Fullerton and 4 nephews, Alan Emery, Seth and Ian Peterson, and Joseph Pinkston.

He was preceded in death by his father Willian Richard Fullerton, Sr, and his niece Tara Cooper of Portland, ME.

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Glenna Bodge

GlennaRichmond-Glenna Bodge, 90, of the Alexander Reed Rd., passed away on September 16, 2022 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

She was born on June 26,1932 in Richmond the daughter of Glenwood and Mary Curtis.

Glenna was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 132. She enjoyed many years of camping with family and friends.  Glenna also enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with the many children of the community.

Glenna was predeceased by her parents Glenwood & Mary Curtis, husband Maurice C. Bodge Jr., sisters Myrna Waltz, Carolyn Watts, Gertrude White and Roxana Stevens.

She is survived by her daughters Susan Bodge of Monmouth,  Sally Ledford of  Augusta, Sandra Bodge of Richmond, Sherry & Gilbert Bond of Richmond, son Gregory Bodge of Monmouth, sisters Jean Powers, Barbara Crosby, brothers Norman Curtis & Fulton Curtis, grandchildren Dawn &Wendel Gilmore, Christina&Benny Parkhurst, Benjamin & Carie Bond, Amie Jellison, great grandchildren Everett, Johnathan, & Abbygail Blair, Noah & Ella Parkhurst, sister in-law Shirley Stiles, brother in law Michael Bodge, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A special thank you to her close friend Gloria Houdlette.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 27th at 10:00am at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Civic Center Dr., Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, please choose an organization of your choice in memory of Glenna.

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Alicia Mae Cote

pic Cote AliciaBowdoin- Alicia M. Cote of 11 Cote Woods Lane died on September 08, 2022, at Maine Medical Center at the age of 78.

She was born November 26, 1943, in Brunswick, daughter of Perley J. and Louise McPherson.  She attended Bowdoinham School, then graduated from Brunswick High School Class of 1961.

On September 11, 1965, she married Neil H. Cote of Bowdoinham.

Besides being a mother and homemaker, she worked for Coffin and freeport Schools, Bowdoin College, Brunswick Tax Office, Dept. of Human Services, Topsham Public Works, TDI, Harry C. Crooker & Sons, Clint Cote Forestry, and Cote Construction.

She enjoyed all type of crafts, knitting, crocheting, and sewing.  She liked walking, gardening, reading, spending time with family and friends.  She had a great love of snowmobiling, ATVing, boating, bus trips and just a general love of life.

She was an active member of the Bowdoin Flurry Flyers Snowmobile Club and the Outdoor Explorers ATV Club.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her three sons, Clint & his wife Jennifer, Jeff & his wife Raylene and John & wife Laura, all of Bowdoin.  A sister Royalene Dyer and husband Stanley of Brunswick.  Two granddaughters Shawnee & Naomi Cote.  Two grandsons Zachary & Adam Cote.  Nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in the Litchfield Plains Cemetery.

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

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Francis "Butch" A. Greenleaf

Francis GreenleafRichmond-Francis "Butch" A. Greenleaf, 69, of River Rd., passed away on September, 11, 2022 at his residence.

He was born on August 7, 1953 in Gardiner the son of Victor and Elizabeth Greenleaf.  After graduation Butch went on to service his country in the United States Army from 1971 to 1975.

Butch worked at Bath Iron Works for over 45 years as a machinist, retiring in 2020.  He enjoyed fishing, watching the birds and gardening. Butch was just an outdoors person.  One of his passions was weaving  baskets.  He wove his lunch box which he used at BIW for over 20 years.  This lunch box was later used in Sharon Lockhart's exhibit called "Lunch Break" displayed at Colby College Museum of Art in 2010.

Butch was predeceased by his parents.  He is survived by his companion of 21 years Ada Mulvey of Richmond, daughter Melissa Stewart of Hallowell, son Jeremy Greenleaf of Pittston, grandson Avery Stewart, granddaughters Ellory Stewart and Jaida Greenleaf, bothers Victor, Timmy and Danny Greenleaf, sisters Dottie Allen, Jill Crocker, Joan Foster and Kay Beaulieu,  several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, September 19th from 10:30 to 11:30am at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, with a service to follow.  Burial will take place in the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.

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Vladimir V. Lomakin

Vladimir V Lomakin – Major, United State Air Force

Vladimir Lomakin passed peacefully at the age of 84 on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.  He was born in Chita, USSR.  He immigrated to the United States at the age of 11.  He earned a BA from the City College of New York (CCNY) and an MBA from the University of Michigan.  Vladimir was commissioned into the Air Force where he served as an Intel Officer.  He served in Vietnam and Europe.  Vladimir's native language skills proved indispensable throughout his service career.

After retiring from the Air Force, Vladimir continued his national service as a civilian for the Defense Intelligence Agency where he played key roles in human intelligence operations.

He is survived by his spouse, his daughter and two grandchildren.

A Russian Orthodox funeral service was performed at the Alexander Nevsky Church in Richmond, Maine  and a military honor guard service was performed gravesite at the Forest Hills Cemetery in Dresden, Maine. 

In lieu of flowers please donate to your local Veterans Association.

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Sonia L. Moeller

Sonia MoellerBrunswick-Sonia Lee (Frizzle) Moeller of Brunswick and Moscow passed peacefully on Sunday, August 28, 2022 surrounded by her loving husband and children, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born May 28, 1958 to Margaret (Roberts) and Allan C. Frizzle, Jr. She attended Bowdoinham schools and graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in 1976. One week later she married her high school sweetheart, Joseph D. Moeller at her parents’ home in Bowdoinham, beginning their marriage of 46 years.
Sonia’s greatest passion in life was family. She was a big sister to 5 siblings, mom of 3, auntie to many nieces and nephews, and her favorite, Gramma to 9 amazing grandchildren. She had so much love to give that she would take in any “kid” as her own.  She was always there with a shoulder to cry on, sage advice, tough love and always offered hugs and her signature “smoochies”.  
Sonia’s other passions included celebrating Christmas year-round, adding bling to everything, reading cookbooks, riding her motorcycle, which she learned at age 50, traveling to Italy, spending time at camp, sitting by a campfire, counting the bird species she attracted, tending to the herb garden she finally planted and telling Joe of yet another idea she had for camp. She also loved Pa’s homemade maple syrup and took it everywhere with her.
Sonia spent over 35 years in public safety, first as a crossing guard, then as the Brunswick Police Department Parking Enforcement Officer, and soon after as Communications Officer/Supervisor. Her love for her job gave her the ability to teach at the academy level and serve as president of the Maine chapter of NENA. She also took on volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Portland.  After retiring from the Brunswick Police Department in 2022, she took a position at Somerset RCC.  She viewed her police and fire colleagues as an extension of her family and treated them in the same loving way.
She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Joseph Moeller; her children, Missie (her favorite oldest daughter) Moeller and Seth Doughty of Brunswick, Jeremy (her favorite son) and Tanya Moeller of Richmond, Michelle (her favorite youngest child) and Dustin Donahue of Brownville; her siblings, Rebecca (the favorite sister) and Richard Ellis, Christine (the “other” sister) Frizzle, Robert (the little brother) and Katharine Frizzle. Arthur (the baby brother) and Deborah Frizzle, and Marilynn (the baby) and Michail Grizkewitsch; grandchildren, Emma and Jacob Lind, Mason and Dylan Moeller, Spencer Donahue, and bonus grandkids, Taylor, Olivia, Ellanor, and Rogan Doughty; and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins who all loved her dearly.
A celebration of Sonia’s life will be held at the Bowdoinham Fire Department on Saturday September 17, 2022 from 1:00-4:00pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following causes that were near to Sonia’s heart: Bowdoinham Fire Department Association Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care Ronald McDonald House-Portland.
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Arthur "Skip" Collins, Jr.

Arthur CollinsArthur (Skip) C. Collins, Jr.

Litchfield – With a feeling of great loss, Debbie (Pulsifer), wife of Arthur (Skip) C. Collins, Jr shares news of his passing at home with family by his side, on August 24, 2022.   He was her husband, best friend, and companion for almost 49 years.  Skip was the son of Arthur C. Collins, Sr and Geraldine Porter Collins.  He was born on January 17, 1953 in Gardiner.  He lived his entire life in Litchfield.  Besides his wife, he is survived by their children, Darren Collins and Kimberly Collins Graybill, Son-in-law Ken; 5 Grandchildren, Evie, Lauren, Landon, Jonathan, and  Caden; his mother, Geraldine Heald; his mother-in-law, Beatrice Pulsifer; 3 Step-Siblings, Sarah, Stephen and Howard Heald;  and a much loved fur baby,  Abbie.  He was predeceased by his Dad, Arthur C. Collins, Sr; Father-in-law, Paul Pulsifer; Step-Dad, Clayton Heald; and Daughter-in-law, Ashley Collins.

He worked at Bath Iron Works for 40 years as an Electrician.  He owned and operated Collins’ Country Estates, a former Mobile Home Community for over 30 years.  He was involved with Boy Scouts for 20 years and held many positions from Den Leader to Scout Master.  He started a Boy Scout troop in Litchfield.  During these years, he developed a love for dutch oven cooking and operated “Let’s Go Dutch”, a small retail cast iron cookware business for a few years. 

Skip was an extremely caring, loving and devoted husband and father.  He spent many wonderful hours as a part of his children’s activities.  He sponsored sports teams in Litchfield and was assistant coach on a few teams.  Skip’s sense of humor, quick wit, and well-timed pranks that were intended to keep family, friends, and co-workers on their toes brought laughter and smiles to many.  He designed projects, learned necessary skills, and produced quality workmanship.  One of his proudest projects was a cannonball/water cannon he used to entertain others when he was a seasonal camper.  In the many years of camping, he enjoyed decorating for various theme weeks, most favorite being Halloween.  Other hobbies he enjoyed included metal detecting, hiking, fishing, watching wildlife, yard sales and watching tv classics and movies.  As his health worsened, his sense of humor and trademark grin remained.  He proudly coined a nickname “Grumpy Grampa” in humor for his Grandchildren. 

The Family is extremely grateful for the love, caring, and support provided to Skip, as well as the family, during the last few months of his life. Thank you to Amy, his excellent caregiver; Bridges; and his Androscoggin Hospice Home Care Team.

There will be a graveside service on September 24th, 10:30 a.m. at Litchfield Plains Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Litchfield Fire Station.  In lieu of flowers, donations to your choice of the following is preferred:  Litchfield Food Bank or Litchfield Fuel Fund, c/o Town of Litchfield; OR Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, Lewiston, Maine.

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Lisa A. Brown-Huff

Lisa HuffBethel-Lisa A. Brown-Huff, 57, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1964 in Brunswick the daughter of Neal and Priscilla Brown.

Throughout her career Lisa owned and operated many restaurants and an Air BnB.

Lisa enjoyed horse riding, snow skiing and her animals. 

Lisa was predeceased by her father Neal Brown.  She is survived by her children Zachary Huff of Seattle Washington, Chandler Huff of Burlington, MA., mother Priscilla Brown of Bowdoinham, brothers Troy Brown and wife Sara of New Hampshire, Shawn Brown and wife Carrie of Hyannis, Ma., 3 nieces and a nephew.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, September 3rd from 1 to 2 pm at the funeral home with a funeral to follow.  Burial will take place in Bayview Cemetery, Bowdoinham.

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

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James E. Goranson

Uncle JimRichmond-James Everett Goranson, 64, passed bravely and peacefully at home August 7, 2022 with his wife Kimberly by his side and immediate family close at hand.

Jim was the son of Everett and Geneva Goranson of Dresden. He grew up on his family's potato farm and graduated from Wiscasset High School. After military service in the Army, he chose to work professions that allowed him to enjoy the outdoors.

Jim’s two loving sons, Jayson Goranson and wife, Kim (their children Marissa, Selene, Makayla, Kaiden) of Topsham and Justin Goranson and partner, Monica Creamer (son Jaxson) of Woolwich, shared many interests.  He cherished time spent ice fishing with his grandchildren, riding his Harley with friends, moose and deer hunting, and tending to his landscape garden at his “House in the Woods”. Cookouts, trips to the coast for a picnic, and home cooking brought him great joy. Anywhere Jim went there was someone he knew. His sense of humor and love for friends and family is felt deeply. All will remember his blue eyes, his infectious laugh & mischievous smile, hugs, and magnanimous personality. Endlessly, he promoted the family farm in Dresden that is operated by his devoted sister Jan Goranson, husband Rob Johanson, and nephews Carl and Goran.

Jim also leaves behind his sister Glennis Wright of Athens,Tennessee, who flew in to be with him, and nephews, Jonathan G.& Adam, his sweet stepdaughter, Jordan Thompson of Whitefield and partner, Adam Partridge and sons Colton & Braydon. His loving sister-in-laws and brother in law, Tammy and Matt Baker of Gardiner, and Lisa Dobson and Mark of Wiscasset spent hours sitting by his side, making him smile. His father in law, John Layton and Alice Merry of Topsham, loved him like a son. Jim’s extended family included two “sons” he had raised as his own, James Andretta of Wiscasset and Thomas Skofield of Jefferson. Precious time was spent reminiscing with his loved cousins, aunts and uncles in his final days.

Jim was deeply grateful for the care he received from his nurses and doctors. Many are left to admire his tenacity, positive attitude, and genuine ability to make each person feel special and share a laugh until the end. He said he lived a great life and he did the best he could. 

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held September, 18th at 2:00pm on the home farm (250 River Road Dresden).

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Adam Green

Pic Green websiteAustin, TX- Adam Green, 42, of Austin, Texas; son of Phyllis Green of Richmond, died suddenly on June 18, 2022.

As Director of Risk Management for TDS and its companies, Adam was responsible for the daily risk management, safety, and security needs of Texas Disposal Systems and its employees.

For the past 20 years, Adam studied concepts of risk management and has had a rewarding career in underwriting, claims, loss control, and safety throughout the Southeast, New England, and Texas.

Prior to joining TDS, Adam served as the Department Head of the Travis County Risk Management and human resources management team as well as the director of risk and operations at Austin Community College.

Adam received his bachelor’s degree of business administration in risk management from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and is a chartered property casualty underwriter though the American Institutes (AICPCU).

There was a celebration of Adam’s life held in Austin, Texas on July, 08, 2022 with family, and many friends and coworkers from throughout Adam’s career.  Adam touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

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David L. Allen

West Gardiner- David L. Allen, 75, of West Gardiner, passed away at his Indiana Road home on July 8, 2022 with his loving wife Karen at his side. 

David was born in Gardiner, ME on January 27, 1947, to Geneva Peakall and Leon Allen.  He graduated from Gardiner High School in 1965, the married Marilyn Jean Parlin.  He enlisted in the US Navy, where he was stationed in Coronado, CA where he trained in steel fabrication as a Seabee with the 201st Battalion.  While in the Navy he visited Hawaii, New Zealand, and served two tours in McMurdo Bay, Antarctica.  He was honorably discharged in 1970.  From there he worked at Bath Iron Works for twenty-five years; ten as a welder, and fifteen as an inspector.  He worke4ed for another twenty-five years as a welder for Cives Steel.

David was a 32nd Degree Master Mason, serving twice as Master of Morning Star Lodge #41, in Litchfield.  He was received as a Shriner in the Kora Temple of Lewiston in October of 1989.

David’s love for hunting and fishing was second only to family.  Fly fishing at Thissel Pond, Clarkson Pond, and Nesowadnehunk Lake meant the world to him.  The most important thing to him was to hit the Hex Hatch (Greendrake) at the ponds, all things stopped to time it right for that event.  David loved coon hunting and making the Big Buck Club was a dream that was fulfilled in 2006.

David loved his Hot Rods and racing them at Winterport Dragway.  He could spend hours talking about cars and car parts.  He loved showing his cars at car shows; winning best in show at the Super Chevy Show once.  David loved anything with an engine and could fix almost anything.

David was predeceased by his mother Geneva, father Leon, wife Marilyn, daughter Tammy, and grandchildren Jordan and Michael.

He is survived by his wife Karen, son Todd, grandchildren Nick, Ashten, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will take place from 10am to 12 noon on Saturday, July 23 at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home.

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Carol Ann Holt Kippenberger

Kippenberger websiteDresden-  Carol Ann Holt Kippenberger, 82, who was born on Nov. 19, 1939, left this world on March 20, 2022, almost two years after her beloved husband, Clark P. Kippenberger passed from a stroke on April 29, 2020.

Carol, who was born in Boston, MA  , married Clark, who was from Nova Scotia, on June 02, 1956, in  Medway, MA .  Clark served in the U.S. Coast Guard and was also a Light House keeper.  Carol was an art teacher who enjoyed painting, crafts, and calligraphy.  Clark was an avid woodworker whose crafts Carol would paint.  They both enjoyed travelling by train or ship.

On their 50th Anniversary in 2012, they took a cruise across the Atlantic to London on the Queen Mary 2, where they renewed their vows with the help of the Captain.

Clark and Carol had two sons, Kip W. and Leon G.  Kip was born on Aug. 20, 1958, and passed on Jan. 17, 1988, from a car crash.  Leon was born on Oct. 6, 1961, and died on Dec. 1st, 1990, from cancer.

Clark and Carol are survived by their two grandchildren, Candy Sue Kippenberger and Timothy Clark Kippenberger from their son Kip and their mother Kathy (now Kathy Rice of Alna).

A graveside service is planned for Saturday, July 30th at 12 noon at the Forest Hill Cemetery, in Dresden.

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

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James L. Goodall Jr

Richmond-James L. Goodall, Jr., 69, of Hathorn St., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Richmond Elder Care.

He was born on December 7, 1952 in Gardiner the son of James Sr., and Margaret Goodall.

Jim worked in the farming industry most of his life.  He was also a town selectman for many years.

Jim enjoyed all family gatherings and never met a sweet he didn't like!.  He was a member of Richmond Grange #48, and a lifetime member Village Masonic Lodge #26  in Bowdoinham.

Jim was predeceased by his parents, brother Robert Goodall, sisters Rita Rowe, Mary Follett, and Maggie Goodall.  He is survived by a brother Richard Goodall, niece Patty and Rusty Althenn and special friends Allison and Shawn Pierce.  Also, several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will take place on Friday, July 22nd at 2pm at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Litchfield.

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Merle M. Cray

CrayDresden-Merle M. Cray 76, of the Lincoln Rd., passed away after a long illness on June 23, 2022 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.
He was born on March 11, 1946 in Richmond the son of Wesley and Nettie Cray.
Merle was a self-employed truck driver for over 40 years.
He enjoyed boating, heavy equipment, logging, the outdoors and his dogs.
Predeceased by his parents, sisters Phyllis Chapman, Gloria Kenney, brothers Wesley Cray Jr., and Albert Cray.
Merle is survived by his wife of 21 years Joyce Cray of Dresden, daughter Laurie Carver and husband Bruce, sister Pauline Beasley, grandchildren Brittni Guerrette, Bruce Carver Jr., and Benjamin Carver, all of Richmond, great grandchildren Easton, Isaac, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In Merle’s memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Bowdoin Mill Island #300 Topsham, Me 04086.

Per Merles’ request there will be no funeral services held at this time.

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Terry L. Adams Jr.

Terry AdamsTerry L Adams Jr., 43, of lisbon passed away unexpectedly at his home on June 20, 2022.
Terry was born on May 18, 1979 to Nancy Merriam and Terry L Adams Sr.
Terry attended and graduated from Richmond High School. He later went onto working construction with Crooker Construction then currently was working for Pike Industries as a paver operator.
Terry loved fishing, hunting, and mostly loved spending time with his son and his nephews.
Terry is predeceased by his father Terry L Adams Sr., his paternal
grandparents Oscar and Caroline Adams, his maternal grandparents Paul and Erika Pinkham, and his step father Scott Merriam.
Terry is survived by a son Kaden P Adams of Gardiner, his mother Nancy Merriam of Richmond, a brother Tim Adams and his wife Irene of Richmond, two sisters, Penny Pelletier and her companion Jody Mills , Erika Thibeault and her companion Greg Thornton of Whitefield, four step sisters Josee Dumas and husband Bill of Whitefield Sherry Moody and husband Danny of Dresden , Kim Campbell and husband Jaime of Bangor and Casey Staley of Bushnell, FL. Terry was very fond of his nephews Connor,
Tyler, Jacob, and Nick. Several aunts uncles step nieces step nephews and several cousins.
A celebration of life will be at a later date with a burial following at

Forest Hill cemetery in Dresden.

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Florence A Slattery

Florence Audrey (Berry) Slattery, 90, passed away on June 12, 2022 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. As her family says goodbye, we are comforted by the idea that she will be met with open arms by the love of her life, reunited after seventeen months apart.

Florence was born December 10, 1931 in Litchfield to Clarence and Gwenola (McGee) Berry. She attended Litchfield schools with her sisters and helped her father and grandparents on the farm.  She attended business school in Augusta before her father’s death found her and her husband Carl responsible for continuing the family farm. Carl had come to work on the farm when she was in school, and they were married on March 28, 1952 after Carl returned from his service in Korea.  They had two children, Bruce and Bethany, and despite the intense schedule that farm life demands, the family was very dedicated to their town.  Florence was a lifetime member of the Litchfield Auxiliary, and both Carl and Florence served on the executive board of the Litchfield Fair.  Repeated injury forced Carl and Florence to sell the farm in 1980 when Florence (not one to sit still) continued her 20+ year career of working (on and off) at the town office in her retirement.

Florence and Carl spent their free time together going to dances, motorcycling, RV-ing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. They traveled much of the country by motorcycle and then RV with close friends, with later years limiting their journeys to in-state weekend camping.  Both their camping crew and snowmobile friends were like another family to them.

Florence enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, baking, and mostly spending time with her family. She was a jovial Uno player with her great grandchildren, a clever Spades partner, and a vicious scrabble player against the rest of us.. Her family will remember her love of sweet treats, ice cream especially, her witty sense of humor, her worrisome nature, and her deep love and devotion to them. There were few ways Florence let her family dote on her, but she never denied the offer of a back rub..

Florence was predeceased by all of her sisters: Marie, Muriel, Frances, and Ardis; her son-in-law Cliff; and grandson-in-law Dan.  Florence leaves behind a family that loved her endlessly: son Bruce Slattery and wife Pat Slattery of Litchfield and daughter Bethany Slattery Mortimer of Bowdoinham; granddaughters Jamie Houghton of Whitefield, Jessica Sullivan of Bowdoinham, Elyzabeth Quintero of Freeport, Katherine Slattery-Seaman of Litchfield, and Kim Benjamin of Portland, all of whom called her Gram for many years, until great grandchildren came into the picture and then she was promoted to GG by all. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.

Our family would also like to thank the staff from the Maine Veterans Home who gave Florence the utmost  kind and compassionate care for almost a year. They offered her a warm welcome and treated her like family from start to finish, and we are truly grateful.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday July 9, 2022 at 12:30 pm at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery. A Celebration of Life at the Legion Hall in Litchfield will follow. 

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Eleanor L. Ripoll

RipollDresden-Eleanor Louise Ripoll, 91, passed away on June 14, 2022 at her home.

She was born on December 13, 1930 the daughter of Robert and Vera Wallace in Bath, Maine.  She attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1948.

Throughout her life she enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, hunting and camping.  She was also a lover of all animals, specifically her many poodles she had throughout her life.  She worked at Clarostat in Richmond Maine, but really prided herself in the work she did as the Dresden Elementary School custodian until her retirement. Eleanor AKA Ganny was a strong willed and independent woman.

Eleanor was predeceased by her daughter Debra McGarry-Spence along with six brothers and sisters.  "Ganny" is survived by her grandson Michael Terrell and granddaughter Teresa Burke and husband Reginald.  Her great grandchildren were her pride and joy, Kaaleb, Jordan, Luke & Kelsie Terrell and Braden and Alex Burke.  She also had one great great grandson Anthony Terrell.

A small Memorial Service will be held by the family on June 22, 2022 @1PM (weather prevailing) at Maple Grove Cemetery on the Indian Road in Dresden.

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Maxwell Eugene Thompson


Maxwell Eugene Thompson, 99, of Litchfield and the proud recipient of the Boston Post Cane, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Gene was born on February 16, 1923 in Chelsea, the son of James Wilson Thompson and May Caldwell Thompson. Shortly after his birth the family moved to the farm on High Street in West Gardiner. Gene attended Gardiner Schools and graduated from Gardiner High School in 1942.

After working on the farm throughout his childhood and as a young man, he worked for a brief time at Gardiner Shoe until he was drafted into the Army where he was assigned to the 551st Field Artillery Battalion and sent to the front lines of WWII in Europe. After his military service, Gene worked at the Togus VA Hospital for thirty years where he made friends with other veterans from around the state. Their homes often became the destinations for family Sunday afternoon rides while the Red Sox blared on the car radio.

Gene always thought of himself as a farmer even though early on he abandoned the thought of working on his father’s farm or raising chickens with his brother Chet. At his Litchfield home, Gene always had a large garden, a faithful hunting dog, and multiple opportunities to putter. Many of his retirement years were spent tending to hawks, owls, and other birds as a wildlife rehabilitator with his wife Jean at Jean’s Jungle. He took great pride in the care of his land and the animals there.

Gene was pre-deceased by his wife of seventy-two years, Jean Morris Thompson; his daughter Gail Thompson Hulsey; and his three brothers—John, Lawrence, and Chester.

Gene is survived by his daughters Anne Thompson of Litchfield and Barbara Thompson (her husband Wayne Thompson) of Lisbon; his grandson Andrew Clemons (his wife Jamie Shaw Clemons and their children Clark and Dean) of New Albany, Ohio; his grandson Samuel Rothman of Scarborough; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

 A graveside service for Gene and Jean will be held at a later date this summer.

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Gary C. Young

gary2Richmond-Gary C. Young, 74, died peacefully at home on June 5, 2022

He was born on December 15, 1947 the of Vernon & Dorothy (Skelton) Young of Richmond.

Gary was a huge lover of animals and loved to spoil them wherever he went. He enjoyed tractor shows, the puppy bowl, family dinners and bbqs.

Gary worked for years driving an oil tanker for Wadleighs until his retirement.  He also

enjoyed working in his retirement years driving a truck for his nephew, Kevin, at Kevin Smith’s Rubbish Removal.

He was predeceased by his parents Vernon & Dorothy Skelton Young of Richmond, sisters Dorothy Watson of Gardiner, Shirley Yeaton of Richmond, brothers Lawrence Young of Litchfield and Kenneth Young of Richmond.

Gary is survived by a brother Vernon Young and wife, Delores of Richmond, sister Laverne Smith of Richmond, longtime companion Lise McLain of Bethel, several nieces, nephews and of course, his beloved cat, Spook!

Visiting hours will be held at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond on Thursday evening, June 16th from 6 to 7 PM with a service following at 7 PM.

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Troy S. Taylor

Troy TaylorTroy S. Taylor, of Richmond, passed away at his home with family by his side on May 30th, 2022, having fought a courageous battle against cancer, which he did with strength, grace, and humor. He was 56.
  Troy was born in Frankfurt, Germany to  Terry and Janice (Sherwood) Taylor Sr., before moving as an infant to Brunswick,  Maine, where he grew up. After high school, Troy graduated from the University of Maine at Orono and went on to earn a Master of Science at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. In his time at Auburn,  Troy became a passionate and lifelong fan of Auburn football (WAR EAGLE!) Troy then lived several years in Illinois
before moving back home to Maine when he reconnected with a high school friend who would later become his wife.
  As a boy, Troy and his father would often go fishing at Mackerel Cove on Bailey Island. These fishing trips fostered a lifelong love of the water, which brought him peace and calm. After moving back to Maine, Troy shared his love of nature and the ocean with his wife Melanie, exploring the state's varied parks and nature preserves as often as they could. At heart though, Troy was a homebody who loved nothing more than working in the yard, barbecuing, and relaxing on the porch with Melanie and their dog
  When we think of Troy- aka- T-Roy and Troy-Boy, we think of a down to earth man whose warmth and loyalty knew no bounds. And you can't help but think of his wicked sense of humor and the one-liners that came out of nowhere and made us laugh until we cried. We think of his magnetic personality and the joy he brought to those of us who were lucky enough to know him.
  Troy is survived by his wife Melanie, stepdaughters Amanda Perkins and Kaylee Bryan, mother Janice (Sherwood) Taylor, brother Terry Taylor Jr., and brother Todd Taylor and his wife Pauline. 
  Troy was predeceased in death by his father Terry Taylor Sr. and his
stepson Cory Bryan.
  A heartfelt thank you to all the caring medical staff who tended to Troy
during his illness and to the hospice personnel who provided end of life
  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Maine General Hospice @
give.mainegeneral.org/hospice or to the Midcoast Humane Society by phone @
(207)449-1366 × 102 or by mail @
5 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick, Maine 04011.
  A Celebration of Life will be held at the Bailey Island Library Hall at
2167 Harpswell Island Road on Bailey Island on Monday August 1st at 2pm.
Light refreshments to follow.

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Jeanne Carey Cimmino

Jeanne Carey Cimmino


pic CimminoJeanne passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband and family members on March 27th 2022.

Jeanne was born in Milford Ma. and spent her elementary school years attending Assumption Catholic school. She graduated early from Bellingham  Ma.Memorial  high school. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University while working at Hewlett Packard. Having vacationed in Maine many years she had a dream of living there someday. When the opportunity arose Jeanne accepted a job offer from SCI in Augusta. She quickly demonstrated her excellent managerial and people talents and was appointed shift leader.

Years later the plant in Augusta closed and Jeanne and her husband Joseph decided to open a restaurant even though neither had any experience in the business. Maria Libra’s became a hidden gem that had many customers who would come in multiple times a week. Jeanne managed the front end and did the majority of the baking which she excelled at.

Jeanne was an incredibly kind and empathetic person who always made time to listen to friends and family members problems and offer intelligent and heartfelt advise. Although she had many health issues she never wanted to worry her family and friends so she would always focus on helping people.

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Thomas E. Cochrane

Thomas E. Cochrane, 54, of Bowdoinham, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 15th, 2022, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Born in 1967 to Harold and Lorraine Cochrane of Cape Elizabeth, Tom graduated Brunswick high school then obtained his degree from Central Maine Technical College in Architectural Drafting. He married the love of his life, Kathryn Jasper of Bowdoinham, in 1986. They resided in the Freeport and Durham area for several years before settling in Bowdoinham to raise their family. Tom worked as a Construction Project Manager throughout the United States for the majority of his career. For his personal time, he enjoyed being on the ocean and fishing, going on motorcycle and boat rides, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Tom was a loving husband to his wife Kathryn for 35 years, and a devoted father to his children Curtis, Annie, and Abrielle. He was blessed with a large family and many close friends. Tom is survived by his wife Kathryn Cochrane; his son Curtis Cochrane of Bowdoinham and wife Dana and their two children, Ethan and John; his daughter Annie McCluskey of Richmond and husband Joey and their daughter Maeve; his daughter Abrielle Cochrane; and his brother Paul Cochrane of Raymond. Tom is predeceased by his parents Harold Cochrane and Lorraine LaBerge Cochrane. A celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday June 4, 2022, at the Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham. In Lieu of Flowers, the family requests donations by check be made to Region 10 Technical High School. RE: On behalf of Thomas Cochrane.image3

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Esther E. Dean

Website DeanBowdoinham- Esther E. Dean passed away peacefully on May 1, 2022, at the age of 92.

She was born in Lynn, MA on August 3, 1929, the daughter of Edward B. and Elizabeth T. Higgins-Carlson.  She attended the Saugus, MA school system graduating high school in 1947; she also attended New Hampshire College in Brunswick, ME.

Esther worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Boston, MA for 13 years as a supervisor in the Motor Transport Dept.  Upon moving to ME in 1960, she worked for M. Grumbacher Co. for 27 years as payroll and personnel administrator, retiring in 1991.  Esther was a member of the Bowdoinham Fire/Rescue Dept. Auxiliary.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband Chester (Bing) Dean.

She is survived by two daughters Jewel A. and husband Calvin W. Temple of Bowdoinham, Melody E. and husband Bruce A. Hanson of Harpswell, a stepson Kenneth W. and wife Susan Dean of Auburn, NH, grandchildren Adam Temple, Aaron Temple, Jennifer Hanson, Matthew Hanson, as well as several great grandchildren.

At her request, there will be no visiting hours.  A graveside service will be held at Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bowdoinham Fire / Rescue Association.

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

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Mary Haven

pic Haven MaryDresden- Our beloved Mary Haven passed away peacefully in her home in Dresden at the age of 87 on May 4th, 2022, after a beautiful, long, and full life.

Mary was predeceased by her devoted husband of 43 years, Robert Haven, and leaves behind two children, Dana Haven and Lauren Haven as well as countless other family members and friends who were loved like family.

A joyful celebration of life is planned at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, Maine. A Facebook live stream of the ceremony will be available online and the link with the date and time will be posted on Mary's website https://VisitingMary.com.

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

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Bryan Charles Pratt

pic PrattLawrence, MS- Bryan Charles Pratt, 58, died unexpectedly at his home on March 4, 2022. He was born July 15, 1963, in Brunswick, Maine. Son of Bradley and Evelyn (Small) Young Sr. He attended Mt Ararat High School and graduated in 1982.

Bryan started at Bath Iron Works in the summer of 1982 where he was a tinsmith and worked for 37 years before retiring in 2019. He married his wife Diane (Belisle) who was the love of his life in August 1984 and made their home in Bowdoin, Maine where he lived all of his life. They moved to Lake, MS to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren whom he adored. He started working for Mississippi Department of Transportation in December of 2019 where he was a Maintenance Technician.

Bryan was a member of the Augusta Elks #964: Masonic Lodges: Morning Star Lodge #41 Litchfield, ME and George D Riley #605 Lake, MS. and Good Ol' 'Boys Club Lake, MS. He enjoyed hunting, camping, spending time with family, playing with his grandchildren and traveling with his camp family. He was always ready for a good time. Everyone he met became a friend and a part of his family.

Bryan was predeceased by his father Bradley Young Sr March 2021 and brother-in-law Dean Cornish.

He is survived by his wife Diane of Lawrence, MS~ mother Evelyn Young of Lawrence, MS; daughter Danielle (Jeff) Parks of Lake, MS~ brothers, Larry (Rose) Young of Bowdoin, ME, Bradley Young Jr of Lake, MS; sister, Holly Fournier of Topsham, ME~ Grand children: Kayleigh Parks, Bri Parks, Cheyanne Parks, Ava Parks, Damien Collins and Lauralie Parks all of Lake, MS; sister-in-law Louise (Jim) Wallingford of Minot, ME.: many nieces and nephews; extra "grand children" who called him Papa as well as his extra daughters and sons from Lake, MS.

A memorial visitation will be held at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant ST, Richmond, ME from 6-8 pm on Friday May 13. Graveside service will be held Saturday May 14 at 11 :00 am at West Bowdoin Cemetery in Bowdoin.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home.  Kincerfuneralhome.com

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Francis Eugene "Gene" Reed

pic Reed WebsiteBrunswick- Francis Eugene “Gene” Reed, 89, of Dresden, died on April 12, 2022, at Coastal Shores in Brunswick.

Gene was born on Sept. 12, 1932, in Wiscasset, the son of Frank and Bernice (Barnes) Reed. 

When he was younger, Gene worked as a worm digger and cutting wood until he started working at Bath Iron Works.  Within a couple of years, he was drafted into the US Army, where he fought in the Korean War.  After the Army he went back to B.I.W. and worked there until his retirement at age 63.

Gene was a member the Snowmobile Club, American Legion, and attended the Richmond Nazarene Church for many years.  He enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling up to camp.  Gene had a big personality that caused people to be drawn to him for his friendliness and sense of humor.

Gene was predeceased by his parents, wife Yvonne, youngest son Rodney, brother Earl, and sisters Bertha, Virginia, and Ruth.

He is survived by his son Francis, Jr. and wife Rebecca, daughter Wanda Brown and husband Richard, son Richard, son Frank and wife Mary, brothers Danny and wife Mary, and Charlie, many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Coastal Shores for the care and love that they showed to Gene.

There will be a memorial service for Gene at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St in Richmond on Sunday, April 24 at 2pm.  There will be a gathering after the service at the Richmond Nazarene Church on the Alexander Reed Rd.

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

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Donald J. Simpson

SimpsonDresden-Donald J. Simpson, 68, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully at his home in Dresden on Tuesday April 12th. He was born in Allentown, PA on December 10th, 1953 to Donald L. Simpson and Patricia A. Ehrig-Simpson.
After 8 years serving in Germany as a US Army medic, he graduated from USM with a nursing degree to continue his life-long journey of caring for others. His two-decades in healthcare led him to his true calling at VBA (Veterans’ Benefits Administration) Togus, where he spent another 20 years determinedly advocating for countless veterans to receive the full benefits they deserved. During that time he spent three years at the VA-US Embassy Manilla,
Philippines, where he worked with expatriated Americans. Don retired in 2020 during the pandemic yet couldn’t stay away from helping others and went back to volunteer at the hospital. His family is immensely proud of his work.
He is predeceased by his parents and survived by his wife Julia Fleming Simpson, her children Brandon Jellison and wife Ugne Aleknaite-Jellison and their children Vytautas and Saule; Lucas Jellison and partner Hannah Corkum; Kyle Jellison and wife Moriah Jellison and their children William and Hannah; as well as his siblings Gary Simpson and wife Jan Reichert, sister Samantha Cambron, sister Stacy Frizzle-Edgerton and husband Jonathan Edgerton and Stacy’s daughters
Daphne Frizzle, Juliet Frizzle and Violet Frizzle and his niece Mia Clark and her husband Neil Genel.
Don was a family man through and through and enjoyed cooking, gatherings, working in the yard, running the geese off his pond and sharing his farm, food and good cheer with others. He was an extremely loving and generous man who gave unconditionally and hosted constantly.  He was a mainstay of an extensive social group, “The Dresden Elders” and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Visiting hours will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond on Friday April 15th from 2-4pm.  Graveside services will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 30th at 2pm at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Lincoln County Humane Society or the Maine Veterans’ Home, (mainevets.org)
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Annie L. Hart

pic Hart websiteRichmond- Annie L. Hart, died on 4/11/2022 from Parkinson’s with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.
She was born 3/31/1948 to Arthur and Gilberte Apt in Portland Maine, at the old Portland General Hospital and grew up in South Portland.

She worked in various capacities at local shoe shops in both Freeport and Brunswick. She also did at-home work, processing clams, scallops and oysters.

Annie was a 44 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where on the unit level, she held the offices of President, first and second Vice President, and Chaplin. She was active in America Legion Auxiliary, Kennebec County, serving as President twice. In years gone past, she spent numerous hours volunteering at TOGUS, at one point completing over 200 hours of volunteer service. She spent many years volunteering at the MVHA, at their Christmas Gift Shop, along with adopting two veterans for Christmas every year. For many years she knit mittens for the children of Richmond. To many, she was known as the cookie lady, as she would bake dozens of her chocolate chip cookies for the Red Cross blood drives, held at Emerson Lane, Post 132 in Richmond.  Over the years, she donated to Camp Tall Pines as well as Special Olympics of Maine, as she always believed that its attendees were out here as Gods special angels. She valued her Legion family and the time spent with them deeply.

Annie was predeceased by her husband Bernard Hart, her parents, her sister Marion and her brother John, her son Jason Jewett, step-sons Bernard “Brud” Hart Jr., John Hart, and step-daughter Marlene Hart.

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Keith A. Hall

pic HallRichmond- Keith Hall was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son, husband and friend who impacted every person he met. Whether just in passing or people he knew and loved well. Keith rose up to meet God's loving embrace on 06April2022 at the age of 68. Keith was a man who wanted nothing more than to display the love of Jesus in all of his interactions. His ability to listen, love, and show compassion were truly the greatest gifts that God bestowed on him.

Keith worked most of his adult life as a leather cutter for L.L. Bean, he also was an accomplished and very talented carpenter and handyman that never hesitated to help a neighbor, friend, or family member with home repairs and or improvements. Later in life Keith worked as a Driver's ED Instructor where he impacted the lives of hundreds if not thousands of teenagers, young adults, parents, and fellow instructors.

Keith's family and church family were his heart. He enjoyed cooking breakfast, a good cup of coffee, playing a game of dominos, cornhole, and carpentry. He loved laughter, joy, and fellowshipping with loved ones. Specifically, Keith LOVED spending time with his grandchildren whether it was re-building a rocking horse for them, creating a swing-set, or just listening to them tell him about their day. Most of all Keith loved/loves the Lord, his most cherished times were spent with his wife reading, praying and discussing the love, joy and hope that is in Jesus.

Keith's love for laughter and joy is only surpassed by his love for Jesus. He laughed hard and with a goofy smile that would cause those around him to laugh. His joy and happiness were and still are contagious to anyone who met him. He gave his ear to those needing to talk, his shoulder to those needing to cry, his hugs to those who needed love. He was a man filled with wisdom. The gentleness in which he would give advice was filled with a tremendous amount of love, grace, and humility.

Keith is survived by his wife, Charlene, of 46 years; his 3 daughters, his son, his brother, his sister, his father, his 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

There will be no service for Keith's departure but a joyful celebration of his life where his favorite praise and worship music will be played, at his former home around those he loved/loves most. For details reach out to Keith Hall on FB messenger.

For those feeling led, not obligated, to send a gift in lieu of flowers, please contact daughter Ashley on facebook @ Ashley Vermillion.

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Betty-Jo Gilmore

pic GilmoreRichmond- Betty-Jo Gilmore (née Gregg) was a beloved mother, grandmother, wife, daughter, sister and friend whose passing will be felt by the many people whose lives she enriched. Betty-Jo passed away at home on Tuesday, March 15th 2022 at the age of 66. She cared immensely about people - individuals - and she strove always to meet the unique needs of those around her. She was a vibrant woman with many dreams, and the world is diminished by her passing. 

A graduate of the University of New Hampshire’s Class of 1977, Betty-Jo devoted 35 years of her life to the Intensive Outpatient Program at Maine General, a career which culminated in her role as supervisor. 

She enjoyed reading, summer campfires, and walking on the beach. She loved family holidays, Trivial Pursuit, and Rice Krispie treats. She cherished Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi with a passion heretofore unseen. She cared about family above all else, and loved spending time with her grandson Robert and visiting her mother Betty in Florida. She was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her next grandson in August.

She was neither showy nor ostentatious, but preferred to show her inestimable worth through carefully-considered action. At the forefront of her mind was one question: “How will the people I care about be affected?” Moreover, Betty-Jo was tremendously wise, and she offered that wisdom to her loved ones with unmatched altruism.  She taught them to reach out. To surround themselves with people who value them. To find ways to make meaning. To think always - always - about people

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert; her son, Jason; her daughter, Nicole; her grandson, Robert Schoen; her mother, Betty; and her sisters, Jean and Sally. She was predeceased by her father, Joseph; and her brother, Mark. 

A service to honor Betty-Jo will be held at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, March 23rd. A gathering of celebration will be held immediately afterwards. 

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

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Constance M. Fletcher

pic Fletcher 2Portland- Constance M. Fletcher, 61, of Richmond, passed on March 8, 2022, at Maine Medical in Portland.

Constance was born on June 26, 1960, the daughter of Robert and Dorothy Paul.  She worked for Ferris Law for 30 years, was the originator of Country Fest Maine, and a member of the Litchfield Sportsman’s Club, the DECMA, Pine Tree and the MCMA.

Connie enjoyed her life as a wife, mother, and grandmother.  She loved animals and helping people.  Her passion was music.  She enjoyed writing songs and produced 3 CDs with Brenda Bond as Potpourri which started in 1999.  Connie also played bass and was a vocalist for the Lost and Found.  She travelled to many states and made long-time friends along the way.

Connie was predeceased by her parents and her grandmother Rohda Campbell.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years Michael Fletcher, her children Robert Lloyd, Bobbi Jo Fletcher, and Douglas Fletcher, her brother Michael Paul, and grandchildren Brynn & Heather Portie, Aden Landry, Mariah Gary, and Sophia & Emily Lloyd.

A Celebration of Connie’s Life will be scheduled for a later date

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Karen Gray Lothridge

pic LothridgeRichmond - Karen Gray Lothridge, 71, of Richmond passed away Thursday March 10, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She has finally joined in peaceful rest with her husband of 51 years, David, who predeceased her in 2017.

Karen Mary Gray grew up in Gardiner and graduated from the University of Maine Orono.  She married David Lothridge in 1970 and they raised their family and spent the rest of their lives in the home they built in Richmond.

Over the years Karen worked in a variety of interesting occupations from psychiatric care to veterinary care.  Some of her most interesting experiences were from her years as Animal Control Officer for Richmond.  She had a great love of animals and was especially fond of horses and German Shepherd dogs.  Before their retirement, she and David were both long-time knitters for Christmas Cove Designs.  

Karen enjoyed crocheting as well as knitting and has left her family with several sentimental items of her handy work.  She was also a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and loved to cook, perfect, and share her healthy recipes.  She will be remembered fondly for her crazy sense of humor as well as her uncanny ability to hunt down a bargain.  

It was Karen's nature to be friendly.  She had friends across town, friends across cyberspace, friends across the country and friends across the world, from Alaska to Australia.  She will be sadly missed by them all.

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Patricia A. Miller

Brunswick- Patricia A. Miller, 85 died unexpectedly at her residence in Brunswick on March 2, 2022.  She was born November 11, 1936, in Rome, Maine, the daughter of Charles W. Messer and Eva L. (Ladd) Messer.  She attended Bowdoinham grammar school and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1954.

Patricia wanted to have an adventure so enlisted in the US Army April 30, 1955 and served until 1957.

On October 31, 1956, she married Arthur Miller.  She spent most of her married life living in California.

In 1973 she returned to Maine working at a variety of jobs even as a Nanny. Her last job was in the Housekeeping Department at Bowdoin College from 1993-2000.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her son, Arthur C. Miller of Jacksonville, Fl and her son and daughter-in-law, Harlan and Melinda Miller of Copper Center, AK; her grandchildren Elisha Miller, Nitasha Miller, Reanna Miller and Naomi Miller, six great-grandchildren; a sister Charlene G. Cote and husband Robert G. Cote of Bowdoinham, a brother Dana E. Messer of Bowdoinham, a brother Charles W. Messer, Jr of Millinocket; three nieces and not to forget her close cousins, friends and precious kitty Squeeka.

A private tribute will be held in the springtime at the Ladd-Mercer Cemetery in Mercer, ME per Patricia’s wishes.  Donation can be made in lieu of flowers to the Mid Coast Humane Society.


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

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Richard M. Lagner

Richard M. Lagner of Woolwich, Maine. Born May 9, 1927 in Ridgewood, NJ; died February 27, 2022 in Brunswick, Maine. Raised in New Jersey, Dick first came to Maine in his teens as a participant in the Maine Sailing School in Bayside (Northport). He joined the Coast Guard during World War II, then graduated as a naval architect from Webb Institute of Technology, after which he had another stint in the services, this time in the Navy. His career began with Luders Marine and Sparkman and Stevens, both yacht design firms in New York. But Maine beckoned, and he took a job with Hyde Windlass Company in Bath and settled with wife Eleanor James Lagner (1929-2014) in Woolwich in 1962. When Hyde was consolidated with Bath Iron Works, he moved to small boatyard management for Hodgdon Brothers in East Boothbay, then returned to BIW upon the sale of the boatyard to a new investor. He rounded out his career designing small boats and large yachts for private clients.

 Richard is survived by son Dean Lagner and his wife Holly, their three boys Elliott, Cory, and James, and two great-grandsons, Liam and Archer, as well as by daughter Sandra Lagner Hall, her husband Arthur, their two daughters Kathryn Naude and Gretchen Irby, and two great-grandchildren, Aurelia and Everett Irby.

 Per Dick’s wishes, there will be no memorial services or donation requests.

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Scott B. Abbott

Scott AbbottFarmingdale-Scott Barton Abbott, 67, passed away in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his wife and sons after an incredible battle against pancreatic cancer.

Scott was born to Vernon and Barbra Abbott on December 12, 1954.

He belonged to Barnstormers Snowmobile Club, Mid-Maine 4x4 Club and Maine Sled Dog Club. He enjoyed coaching youth sports, fishing, going on moose and bird hunts with his sons, and raising dogs.  He was especially proud of all his grandchildren’s accomplishments on and off the sports fields. Scott enjoyed working with his hands and even built the home his sons grew up in and he and his wife shared until the day he passed.

Scott retired from Bath Iron Works where he worked for 43 years.

Scott is predeceased by his mother, Barbara, father Vernon, mother-in-law, Jeanne, and nephew, Christopher. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lori; son Ryan and his wife Meagan & grandson Ashtyn; son Shane and his wife Amy, grandson Grady & granddaughter Finley; father-in-law Lum, brother David and wife Judy,  sister Marjorie and husband Stetson and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday, March 5th at Gardiner Foursquare Church, 109 Old Brunswick Road, Gardiner, ME from 10am – 12pm followed by a Celebration of Life beginning at 12pm. Reception to follow.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Kumar, Jess Douin, NP, and the nurses, staff, and volunteers at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care.

In lieu of flowers please considering making a donation to support the battle against cancer at give.mainegeneral.org.

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Karen Dostie

DostieBrunswick-Karen Dostie, 39, of Brunswick, ME, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Midcoast Hospital surrounded by her close family and loved ones.

Karen was born September 21st, 1982 In Augusta, ME to Paul Lamoreau and Lorran Launiere. Karen was the first born of five children and certainly took on the role as a nurturer to her younger siblings.

Karen battled with a progressive form of a mitochondrial disease that prematurely contributed to her passing. Given the short time Karen had here on earth, she touched so many hearts. Karen always wanted to help others and had her own ways of doing so, whether it was a talk, a gift, a hug, a thank you. She was a stubborn but private individual and put other’s needs above her own.

Karen graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 2000. She ended her working career with the State as an Eligibility/LTC/ Katie Beckett worker.  Karen was quite the event planner, loved her daughters dearly, and was greatly involved with her nieces and nephews. She will be truly missed by those who were fortunate enough to meet her.

Karen is survived by her husband Tanner Dostie of Brunswick; her daughters, Kelsey Spearin of Augusta, Madeleine Dostie of Brunswick, and Sofia Dostie of Winthrop.

Karen is survived by her father Paul Lamoreau and his fiancé Erica of Augusta; her mother and step father, Lorran and Sylvain Launiere of Rome. She is also survived by her four siblings, Paul Lamoreau and wife Kristi of West Gardiner, Jessica Salazar of Woolwich, Katie Truman and husband Eric of Farmingdale, Nicholas Lamoreau of Richmond; two step brothers, Eric Collins and wife Brandi of Gardiner,  Nick Collins of West Gardiner. Karen leaves behind unforgettable memories with her nieces and nephews; Eric, Ryleigh, Wesley, Eli, Beau, Autumn, Gunner, and Harper. Karen also had two great friends that were near and dear to her heart, Amy Crawford Kotsimpulos of South Portland, and Tanya Gray of Windsor. She leaves behind many friends, family, and loved ones.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

 Contributions can be made to The Mitochondrial Disease Foundation;. https://www.umdf.org

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

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Eugene W. "Jake" Russell

pic RussellST. PETERSBURG, FL – Eugene W. Russell, known as “Jake”, of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away on Sept. 13, 2021.  Jake was born to Linwood “Gus” Russell and Mabel Scott Russell on July 6, 1944 in Merrill, Maine.  His family moved to Lisbon Falls in 1945.  Family members who passed before Jake were: brother Scott Russell, sister Star Hardy and sister Earlene Nadeau.  One surviving sister is Sheila Bichrest of Litchfield, Maine.

Jake married Geraldine Pinkham of Richmond, Maine, daughter of Ralph Alton Pinkham, Jr. and Thelma Ladd Pinkham.  Surviving Jake is a son, Richard Russell and his partner Dan Auger of St. Petersburg, Florida and a daughter Traci Beaulieu and her husband James Beaulieu of Durham, Maine.  Three grandchildren: Amanda Campbell and husband Lawrence Campbell of Lisbon Falls, Maine, Michael Beaulieu and wife Vicky Osmond Beaulieu of Durham, Maine and Ashley Beaulieu and her fiancé Matthew Nicholson of Lisbon Falls, Maine.  Also surviving are four great grandchildren; Lennox Marie Campbell & Rilynn Gene Campbell of Lisbon Falls and Kole James Beaulieu & Bryce Michael Beaulieu of Durham. Jake is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their children.

Jake worked at the USA Gypsum plant in Lisbon Falls then became a home building contractor, which he liked the most, building many homes in the Lisbon Falls and central Maine area.

Jake will be greatly missed by his family, friends and most of all by his loving wife, “Gerry”.

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Naomi York

York_Pic.jpgRICHMOND-Naomi York, 78, of Richmond, died on February 5, 2022, at home. She was born on December 27, 1944, the daughter of Charles Richard Gorham and Lilah Leona Baugher in Okmulgee, OK.

She worked in Westinghouse’s Sunnyvale, California plant as a librarian where she met her husband, Richard. She loved the stage and was active costuming in multiple playhouses in the San Jose area including the early City Lights group. She was active in Tri-C’s and with the early downtown San Jose First Baptist Church which became the Church on the Hill. In the Richmond area, she was active in the Richmond Players, The Food Pantry, and multiple book clubs. She was a director of the Androscoggin Readers Theater, organized Red Hats and Juliet groups and hosted a foreign exchange student. She enjoyed sewing, helping others, crosswords, lunches with friends.

She was predeceased by her older sisters, Leona and Patsy and her younger brother, Curt.

Naomi is survived by her older sister, Jo Ellen, her brother, Harry and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at 1pm, June 4th, 2022 at the Richmond Corner Baptist Church, 1 Post Road, Richmond, ME.

In lieu of flowers send donations to the Theatre Project of Brunswick, ME, or the missionary activity of Edward Fitzgerald of Biblical Ministries Worldwide, 1595 Harrington Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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Jane LeMont

  pic LeMont Sidney- Jane Lemont of Bowdoinham passed away at Bella Point Home in Sidney on January 31,2022.

Jane was born on June 3, 1953 and was raised in Bowdoinham by her parents John and Shirley LeMont. She attended Bowdoinham schools.

Jane was happiest when she held a child in her lap.  She was always interested in the lives of her family.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, her grandnieces and nephews were the lucky recipients of her beautiful afghans.

Jane's love for her pets will always be remembered.  She treated them as her children, whether they were cows or kittens.

Jane's greatest love was for her mom, Shirley.  Shirley was her loving caregiver, her strongest supporter, her knitting and card playing partner, her best friend. 

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Barry LeMont and her niece, Kelli LeMont Tufts. She is survived by her sisters, Sandra Hickey and husband Russell, Dolly Luwisch and husband Hank and Marilyn Enger; her brother, Thomas LeMont and wife Linda; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Jane's family would like to thank the kind staff and friends at Bella Point Home for caring for Jane in her later years.  She felt at home there, we will be forever grateful. 

A graveside service will be held at Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham, May 21 at 11:00AM. Family and friends are welcome. 

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

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John Franklin Bixby, Jr.

KFH ObitTogus- John Franklin Bixby Jr.,74, died at Togus Springs on 2/4/2022.

John was born in Richmond on June 10, 1947, the son of John F., Sr. & Harriett (Grover) Bixby.

What John enjoyed the most was sharing the gospel of Christ with others and reading his Bible.  He loved to preach it too. John also loved people and enjoyed socializing with everyone he came in contact with.  He was very thoughtful and would give the shirt off his back to anyone. He lead his life with love and understood the concept of it deeply.  He was a devoted husband to his wife for 53 years and loved his children, their significant others, and their children. He especially loved being a grandfather. At one point he very much enjoyed playing his piano.

John was by predeceased by his mother Harriett Bixby, father John F Bixby, Sr., sisters Donna Rowe and Sylvia Ashby, as well as his brother Bobby McKee

He is survived by his beloved wife Susan Bixby, son John F. Bixby III, daughter Rebecca Martin and her husband Michael Martin, brother-in-law Lloyd Rowe and 4 grandsons Daniel Martin, Luke Martin, Gabriel Martin, and Jared Martin.

There will be no funeral service, but rather a burial in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, be loving to your fellow man because we all are fighting a battle, called life!

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

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Shirley Tourtelotte

pic Tourtelotte 2Richmond- Shirley Tourtelotte (Carver), age 82, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2022.  Shirley was an active life-long resident of Richmond and beloved by all in the community. She was a strong and loyal supporter of the Richmond Bobcat’s sports teams.  Many life-long friendships were formed through her work at the Etonic “Shoe shop” and later in life she was an unwavering figure at her son and daughter-in-laws diner, Dave’s “Diner”. She was an integral part of the Lincoln Street neighborhood watch. Everyone slowed down when passing Shirley’s house to give a friendly wave to her and her constant flow of company.

Shirley leaves a legacy of giving. New visitors left as family with a fond memory and a plateful of food. Her support and attendance at events meant the world to her family and friends as she was a constant figure at her younger generation’s sporting events. No matter the distance or temperature, she was there. Shirley drew everyone together with her Sunday afternoon lobster feeds, Richmond Day BBQs with a walk downtown, Easter Sunday’s with a muddy whiffle ball game, and Super bowl pizza parties with bets on the side. Her love for the Celtics was unwavering with regular updates, even if you didn’t share her love for that team. Shirley’s spirit, humor, and love of life will be missed by all forever. We are all better people for having loved and been loved by her.  

Shirley is pre-deceased by her husband Arnold Tourtelotte Sr. and companion of many years Francis Lambert, her parents Mabel Hinkley Carver and Weston Carver, sister Margaret Rogers, and brothers Sherwood Carver, Weston Carver, and Johnny Carver.

Shirley’s kindness, love, and support is a legacy carried on through her living family. She is survived by her bothers Leighton Carver and Dennis Carver, sons Arnold Tourtelotte Jr. with his wife Lorri and David Tourtelotte with his wife Paula, and daughter Nancy Smith (Tourtelotte) with her husband Eric, grandchildren Aaron Smith, Leah Arnold, Amanda Smith, Kyle Tourtelotte, and Nick Tourtelotte, great-grandchildren Anthony, Gavynn, Nadia, and Brennan, and many more extended family members.

The family asks in lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Richmond Sports Boosters at:  Richmond High School, c/o Richmond Booster Club, 132 Main Street, Richmond, Me 04357

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

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Harold W. Brown

pic Brown HaroldRichmond- Harold Wright Brown, 83, of Richmond, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 25, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. Harold was born in Gardiner, Maine on October 20, 1938, to Harold Alexander Brown and Zelma Jane Brown (nee Wright) also of Richmond. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1957 and from the University of Maine Orono in 1959. In 1962, he married Dolena McIntire Petroulis of Lewiston, who was widowed.

Harold enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and with his dogs. He loved the Patriots, the Red Sox, taking drives along the coast, gardening, golf and craft fairs. Harold, a lifelong dairy farmer, was active in 4-H, the Farm Bureau Association, various legislative agricultural committees, and the local school board.

Harold was the owner and operator of Brownrite Farm, a large dairy farm located along the Beedle, Brown and Weeks roads in Richmond. He was the last of four generations to operate the farm. Harold was a past Maine Dairy Farmer of the Year. In 1972, a Holstein junior yearling, which was bred and raised on the farm, won top national honors, winning the coveted All-American Award. No other Holstein from Maine has ever won this award.

Harold sold the farm in 1989 and became a real estate broker for a short time before joining Fleet Service, a Gardiner-based business owned by his son, Paul Petroulis. After 16 years with Fleet Service, Harold started a small business, Nature's Poison Ivy Relief, producing and selling an all-natural poison ivy rash relief product, that he made from sweet fern, a plant that grows along the edge of forests and other open areas. He had much success marketing and growing this unique business in his "retirement" and even more fun distributing the product to over 60 stores throughout New England, at crafts fairs, and via the internet.

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Robert R. Bernier

Bernier.jpgAugusta, Maine-Robert R. Bernier, 78, passed away peacefully after a long illness on January 16, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Louise, daughter Karyn Demmons of Alexander, Maine and her Partner Weibley, son Jeffrey Bernier and wife Annie of Severn, Maryland and daughter Barbara Bernier-Crocker of Augusta, Maine and her partner Ron. He is also survived by his grandchildren to whom he was affectionately called “Grampy Bobby”, Anthony Demmons, Bradley Demmons, Justin Bernier, Aaryn Bernier, Jerry Bernier, Maranda Mendez, Hayden Crocker, Marissa Crocker, Tessa Crocker and Benjamyn Crocker along with six great-grandchildren and one on the way.
Robert was born in Lewiston, Maine, attending Lewiston and Auburn schools, graduating in 1961 from Edward Little High School. He went on to attend Husson College for a degree in Business. He spent much of his career in retail management, most recently managing Ames Department store and also working at Burlington Coat Factory and Rite Aid, but professed his best profession was being a father.
Robert had a sharp sense of humor, loved to play jokes on unsuspecting friends and family. A regular at the local library, you could always find him behind a book on a bench in the park. We were all lucky enough to hear him pour out stories on Egyptian mythology, Native American and Viking history with such life and vibrancy. He sometimes put his thoughts to pen and wrote several short stories and novels. He was also a self-proclaimed gemologist and geologist, spending many Sunday afternoons at different rock beds, sometimes locating geodes and rocks that contained fossils. In his down time he played chess, cribbage and any card game he could wager a bet.
Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He cared very much for those around him and would never pass up the opportunity to share in a good story. We will all miss his big smile and his warm hugs. He would never end a telephone conversation with goodbye-it was always “later”. So until we can meet again on the other side...later.

Please join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, May 7th, 2022 beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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William B. Holmes

HolmesWilliam B. Holmes, 66, of Richmond, passed away peacefully at home on January 18, 2022.

Bill was born August 2, 1955 in Plymouth, MA to parents Diane Gould and William B. Holmes. Bill attended Plymouth schools where he graduated in 1974.

In 1976 Bill joined the US Navy. He retired after 20 years ranking EOC in the Seabees. Bill went on to work as a heavy equipment operator for 10 years until his retirement.

Bill loved to hunt with his brothers, Paul and Jeff, and his cousin, Brian. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially loved Football Sundays with friends. Bill had a great sense of humor and never missed an opportunity to share a joke or tease his friends.

He is predeceased by both parents, as well as his brothers, Russell Holmes and Ralph Holmes, and his son-in-law, Will Keating.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Ellen Holmes of Richmond; daughter, Melissa Keating of Richmond; grandson, Dempsey Keating of Richmond; sister-in-law, Theresa and husband Ed Sleight of Greenville, IN; sister-in-law, Kathleen Sousa of Florida; brother, Paul Holmes and partner Donna of Plymouth, MA, and brother, Jeffery Holmes of Plymouth, MA.


The family would like to recognize the VA and Chans Hospice for providing Bill with wonderful care. Also, a special thanks to friends Tommy and Donna Sullivan, Norman and Kathy Knight, Dave and Pat Thompson and Josh Watson.

A service will be held August 2, 2022 at 10 am at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta, Maine. A Celebration of Life will follow at 45 Dingley Road, Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to DAV or the American Legion, organizations whom Bill supported throughout his life.

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Steven M. Cherkis

pic Cherkis finalDresden- Steven M. Cherkis, 57, of Dresden, passed at his home on January 22, 2022

Steven was born in Chula Vista, California on December 3, 1964, the son of Allen M. and Marina A. (Stacey) Cherkis.

Throughout Steven’s life he was an avid reader and loved history and science.  He worked for himself and enjoyed doing yardwork and working on vehicles.  He was a member of the Salvation Army.

Steven was predeceased by his father.

He is survived by his wife Melinda Cherkis, his mother, his sons Allen B. Cherkis, and Andrew Cherkis, and his brothers Allen, Richard, John, and David.

There will be a graveside service in the Spring; to be announced.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the ALS association @ donat.als.org

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

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Boris Rusak

RusakRichmond - Boris Rusak, 86, died unexpectedly, January 18, 2022 at Maine General
Hospital in Augusta. He was born August 4, 1935 to Peter Rusak and Alexandra
(Noryk) Rusak in Novogrudok, Belarus.

After marrying his loving wife, Taisa, in 1966, the two settled in Richmond where
they raised their two children and he resided until his passing. This past spring the
two celebrated 55 years of marriage.

Boris was employed by the MDOT, Right of Way Division, as a real estate appraiser,
for over 30 years. He oversaw many road projects throughout the state, with his
most notable being the 1-295 highway development. Boris was socially curious and
held a gift of gab and loved to share his life and work stories with all he met.

His parents and an older brother, Leo, predeceased Boris. Surviving in addition to
his wife, Taisa (Grizkewitsch) Rusak are his son, George Rusak and wife Stacy of
Scarborough; daughter Irene Adams and husband Tim of Richmond; grandchildren,
Sam Rusak, Sydney Rusak and Nicholas Adams, Brother-in-law, Michail
Grizkewitsch Sr., and partner Gail Theberge, Sister-in-law, Ann Fabrizio and
husband Bob Sr. of Auburn; and several nieces and nephews.

A family funeral mass will be held at 11 am, January 20th at the St. Alexander Nevsky

Church in Richmond with a graveside burial service occurring in the spring.

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Beverly A. Lilly

Boothbay-Beverly A. Rogers Lilly, 93, formerly of Dresden, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at St. Andrews VillageLilly.jpg, Boothbay Harbor.

She was born in Waterville on September 2, 1928 the daughter Milton and Amber Rogers.

After working at her father in-law's store in Dresden for many years, she went on to work for the State House as a switchboard operator.  Later, Beverly and her husband Cecil bought property in Boothbay and opened Lilly's Market.

She is survived by her daughter Ann Murray and husband Jody of Boothbay, son Bruce Lilly  and wife Debbie of Damariscotta, grandchildren Chad and Daniel Murray, and great grandchild Oliver C. Murray.

Per Beverly's request there will be a family gathering in the summer of 2022.

In Beverly's memory donations may be made to the Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund P.O. Box 293 Boothbay Harbor, Me 04538.

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Earl C. Dyer

DyerAUGUSTA- Earl C Dyer passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022. He was born in Augusta to Archie (Sr.) and Bertha (Beaulieu) on October 14, 1933.
He attended Augusta schools, Earl joined the U.S Air Force in January 1956. He was stationed at Carswells AFB in Texas where he was a mechanic on B52 bombers. He received an honorable discharge in January of 1960.
His longest and latest work career was with the Togus Veterans Administration in housekeeping. He was a hard and dedicated employee, liked and respected by both staff and patients. He received many awards for his work ethic and he retired in 1996.
Earl met his dedicated and loving wife Jeannie at the VA, they were married 1980. They just celebrated their 41st anniversary this past November.
Earl is predeceased by his parents, 4 brothers, Archie (Jr.), Grover, Roland and Bruce as well as a sister Virginia.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jeannie of Augusta, a daughter Rhonda (John), a son Craig, 3 grandsons Jason (Holly), Jeremy (Sherye) and Christopher (Cassie), 2 great-grandsons, Dayton and Jaxson and 2 great-granddaughters Sophia abd Bailey. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Jeannie would like to thank the Togus VA, Maine General Hospice and her family and friends for the outstanding care and kindness they gave to Earl as well as the support given to her.

Per Earl's request there will be no visitation or funeral services. He will be cremated and laid to rest at the Maine Veterans Cemetery.

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