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2023 Obituaries

Joseph Michael Costanzo

obit website costanzoRichmond-  Joseph Michael Costanzo of Richmond, Maine died 5/21/2023 at home peacefully after a long illness.Joseph was born in Haverhill, MA on Sept. 03, 1950 to Vincent Joseph and Angelina (DeFazio) Costanzo.

Joseph  was in the Navy for  four years.  He was a bookkeeper during his early career, where he met his wife.  He held many jobs later on, working for his brother, and then the school system in Raymond, NH until finishing up with the USPS.  He worked hard his whole life until the age of 67; then retired to Maine with his wife and dog in 2018.

Joe was a lifelong supporter of many charities (faithfully / monthly) with a love for the Jewish faith as his Messiah is Jewish.  Donations will continue through his wife in his name.  He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family.  He loved challenging his wife to trivia games, as well as His many dogs, over the years.   Exploring Maine was to be his retirement.  Mostly, he enjoyed his home.

Joseph was predeceased by his parents.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years Marybeth Costanzo, children; a daughter Justina Russo, of Middleton, NH with son-in-law Matthew Russo, four grandchildren, son Matthew Costanzo, of Ossipee, NH, and Christopher Costanzo of Bath New York, sisters Cathy Lash, of Maryland, Rose Morrill of Merrimac, MA, Mary Spaulding of Haverhill, MA, brothers Tony Costanzo of Haverhill, MA and Vinnie Costanzo, Jr. of Litchfield, ME.

There will be a graveside ceremony at 11am on Wednesday, 06/07/2023 at the Richmond Cemetery on Main St. for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph’s honor to the New England Cancer Specialists , 105 Topsham Fair Mall Rd., Topsham, ME  04086, or the Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Lane, Lewiston, ME  04240

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Melinda A. Cherkis

pic CherkisMelinda A. Cherkis, 52, of Dresden, passed in her home on May 13, 2023.

Melinda was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on June 22, 1970, the daughter of Charles Brooks and Cathleen (Barter) Dominguez.

Melinda (commonly known as "Mindy") was a proud member of the salvation army and found great peace in scripture. In addition to church, she enjoyed activities such as baking, drawing, tending to her garden, and sharing jokes with loved ones. Mindy's personality was very outgoing and loved taking every opportunity to give to others or make them smile.

Melinda was predeceased by her husband, Steven M. Cherkis.

She is survived by her mother and father, her stepfather, her two sons, her siblings, and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dresden, Maine on Friday, June 2nd at 11 AM.

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Larry E. Srock

Larry SrockRichmond-Larry E. Srock, 89, of Main St., passed away on May 19, 2023 after a short illness at the Hawthorne House, Freeport.

Larry was born on May 6, 1934 in Ebensburg, Pa., the son of Frank and Edith Srock.

Larry proudly served his country in the United States Navy Seabee's for 24 years, where he served 2 tours in Vietnam and 3 summers at the South Pole.  He also went on to get his bachelors degree from New Hampshire College.

Moving to Maine and after retirement from the Navy he planted huge gardens and raised animals from ducks to Angus beef and everything in between for the family table.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Bushogging, haying, barbecuing, hosting annual family lobster bakes, fall leaf peeping, apple pie and TV.  Larry had a special love for his Kabota tractor.  He was a member of the Dresden Richmond Methodist Church.  Also, a member of the American Legion Post 132 in Richmond, NRA, Antarctic Support Group and the Navy Pistol Team.  Also after retirement from the Navy Larry worked as a foreman for the town of Richmond, and later operated Srock Firewood.

Larry was predeceased by his parents, brothers James Srock, David Srock, Don Srock, sister Marion Kolesar and step grandchild Derek Less.  Larry is survived by his wife of 50 years Barbara Srock of Richmond, daughters Wendy Wright of Maine, Tammye Martin of California, Tracy Srock of California, Kelly Srock of Maine and son Randy Srock of Maine.  He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.  Also, 3 step children, Robert Less, Laura Kendrick, David Less and 4 step grandchildren.

A celebration of life will take place on Friday, June 9th at 11:00 am at the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church 21 Pleasant St., Richmond.  A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, June 13th at 12 noon at Maine Veterans Cemetery Civic Center Dr., Augusta.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to DRUM Church, Richmond Food Pantry or Richmond Senior Center.

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Sterling R. Halsey

pic HalseyBowdoinham-Sterling Raymond Halsey, 87, passed away on April 28, 2023 at his home.
He was born on July 30, 1935 in Newbury, NY the son of Raymond Foster Halsey & Josephine Bernadette O'Brien.
Sterling was a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Retreads Motorcycle Club. Sterling had a strong Catholic Faith and attended church every Sunday.
He enjoyed motorcycling, farming, sailing, bicycling, jogging, skiing,
rock tumbling, "puttering about" on home projects, home brewing beer and dandelion wine, camping, spending time with family and friends.
Sterling proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 20
years as a Flight Engineer. After retirement he worked as an electrician and later opened his own Cobbler shop.
His last occupation was working at the USVA Togus.
He was predeceased by his parents, wife Beverly Jeanne Halsey, infant son Paul Anthony Halsey, all Halsey and O'Brien family members.
Sterling is survived by son Raymond Halsey, daughters Roburta Halsey, Mary Halsey, sons George Halsey, Sean Halsey, 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Immediately after, there will be an open invitation reception at 52 Halsey Lane, Bowdoinham, ME 04008.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on June 6th, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Richmond.
No graveside services - Family Burial.
In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to the Travis Mills

Foundation (House in the Woods) 1002 Watson Pond Rd., Rome, Me 04963.

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Ann L Alexander Stinson

Ann StinsonRichmond – Ann Lee Alexander Stinson, 75, went home to be home with her Lord and Savior May 4, 2023.  She was surrounded by family at home and is now at peace after a long courageous battle with cancer.  Ann was born in Gardiner, Maine, the youngest daughter of Roland W. Alexander and Marion Trott Alexander on November 29, 1947.  She will always be remembered for her soprano voice, and love of nature and family.

Ann is survived by her loving husband of 52+ years, and her five adoring daughters and their families:  Karen Stinson and fiancé Donald Burr, Marion Sullivan and husband Kevin P., Rachel Domin and husband Donald J., Leanna Allen and husband Robert M., and Marlena Boron and husband Jonathan D.  and her grandchildren: Keith, Corey, Jacob, Laura, Sarah, Shawn, and Hannah Sullivan, Natalie, Ethan, and Clara Domin, Nathaniel, Olivia, Kaleb, Brice, and Isaac Allen, Jace and Josephine Boron, great-grandchild Avery Guzman.  Also, brother Gary T. Alexander and wife Donna, sister in-law Marilyn L. Stinson, brother in-law William Hanson, many nieces and nephews.

Ann will be missed by so many.  Those she touched through her music, as a teacher, in the farming community, in her church, from Facebook, and countless others.  Ann attended the Gardiner Schools and found her voice when she sang Climb Every Mountain at her 8th grade graduation and amazed everyone.  She never considered herself popular but was well liked and well known for her voice, being voted prom queen and most musical by her peers in high school.  Ann took piano lessons and taught herself to play the organ with some coaching.  She became a church organist at the age of 19.  She was the Miss Maine runner up.  Ann attended Gorham Teacher’s College and was a music education major with a focus on voice.  Following college, she married Keith and together they raised their five daughters on the family’s dairy farm. 

Ann taught private piano and voice lessons from the mid - 70’s until 2021. At the end of her teaching career, teaching her grandchildren brought her great joy.  Together with Keith, they were very active in 4-H with their daughters traveling to local fairs to show their cattle.

For the last 36 years, Ann played the organ at the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, was choir director, and pianist, retiring at the end of 2022.

A memorial service will be held at the Dresden – Richmond United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2pm.  With a gathering to follow at the Richmond Grange Hall on Alexander/Reed Road.

The service will be streamed live from Ann’s Facebook Page.

Kincer Funeral Home will provide seating for overflow attendees where the service will be shown on a screen via Facebook.

Please be respectful of area businesses regarding parking.

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Julia A. Martin

MartinDresden-Julia A. Martin,  78, passed away at her home, after a long battle with COPD on April 8, 2023.

She was born may 10, 1944 and adopted by Ceylon and Ethel Badore.  Julia grew up in Bath attending Morse High School. 

Julia was set up on a date with Robert Martin, from Gardiner and they married in June of 1963 and would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this summer.  Together they have four children; Lorna Martin Jarboe and her husband Chris of New Hampshire,  Michael Martin of Dresden,  Darleen Martin Hidde and her husband Ron of Maryland and Judy Martin of bath.  She was a special grammie to Erica, Hayden, Leah,  Ashley,  Abbey, Daniel,  Grace and Juliana.  And great grandmother to Emma,  Ayla, Jacelyn and two great grandsons due in July.  

Julia loved to cook and take care of people,  especially those she loved.  Her famous spaghetti sauce, Mac and cheese or pasta salad was a high request at gatherings.  She spent time volunteering at The Neighborhood Cafe creating meals for the community. She loved to bake, even if they didn't come out quite right.  That would not deter her and she would try again,  laughing off any "boo-boo's". She also enjoyed her coffee gals group of friends as they would gather to sip coffee, chat and share many laughs.  She was well known for her spunky nature and her love of pulling a good prank!
As an avid animal lover you never knew what pet to expect next: Cats,  dogs, turtles, parrots, fish. If it needed a home she was willing to give it one.  She adored her wild birds and you could expect a full report on the happenings at her bird feeders. 
Julia was a 14 year member of the Legion Ladies Auxiliary Richmond, Maine, where she received a certificate outstanding support for Maine veterans home volunteer. 
We would like to extend our thanks to Chans home health and hospice for their excellent care and support to Julia and her family.  A special thank you to her Niece,  Carol and her partner Eric for the many answered emergency calls, meals and support to both Julia and Bob. 
To Lorna,  without you her wish would not have been able to be met. There are not enough words to show the appreciation for this selfless gift. 

There will be an informal graveside service at Forest Hill cemetery in Dresden on May 20th at 11:00am. We welcome attendees to share a memory,  story or other remembrance of Julia.  We will then gather at Richmond Senior Citizens Center, 314 Front St, Richmond.

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Patricia A. Ridley

Patricia RidleyLitchfield-Patricia A. Ridley, 76, of the Center Rd., passed after a short illness on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at her residence.

She was born July 26, 1945 in Lewiston, the daughter of Richard and Esther Cadwell.

Pat was married to the love her life Ronald Ridley for over 60 years.

Pat worked for LL Bean for many years.  She enjoyed puzzles and especially her grand kids

She was predeceased by her parents, son Scott Ridley, grandson Nathan Ridley, 5 sisters and six brothers.  Pat is survived by her husband Ronald Ridley of Litchfield, son Albert Ridley and wife Kathy of Sabattus, Ronald Ridley Jr., and wife Lisa of Litchfield, daughter Cathy Richmond and husband John of New Mexico, 6 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday May 6th from 7 to 9pm at Kincer Funeral Home.  A burial will take place on Sunday, May 7th at 1pm at Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Litchfield.

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Sheila J. Thomas

Thomas Sheila picture website0Sidney- Sheila Thomas, 69, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Saturday morning, April 29, 2023.

Sheila was born in Waterville on 06/10/1953, the daughter of Albert and Joan (Clark) Cote.

She was predeceased by her father-Albert Cote, mother-Joan Cote, brother-Larry Cote, and brother-Paul Cote.

Sheila is Survived by her son & daughter-in-law-Toby Thomas & Robyn Small, daughter-Katie Bauer, granddaughters-Bridgette Bauer, Amber Bauer, & Raechyl Pooler, grandson-Dylan Bauer, & great granddaughter-Elayna Pooler.

 She is also survived by her ex-husband Johnny Thomas & ex son in law, Mike Bauer.  

Sheila graduated from Messalonskee High School in 1971. She worked for nearly 30 years as a piece worker, and floor manager at the Hathaway Shirt Factory of Waterville, Maine. She studied mental health & human services at UMA, and after earning her Bachelor's degree, went to work for Beckett Academy of Belgrade, Maine, before retiring.  

Mom loved gladiolas, tiger lilies, lilacs, and daisies. She also loved hummingbirds, origami, and spending time at the beach with her grandkids, as well as spending quality time with her Mom. She also liked creating gifts through crocheting for her loved ones. She will be fondly remembered & greatly missed by many.  

Thank you to all the Bolster Heights staff for their compassionate care in her last few weeks.  We appreciate you.   There will be no services per Mom's request.

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

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Harland E. Lebel

Bowdoin-Harland "Pokie" E. Lebel, 84, passed away after a brief illness Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

He was born on February 18, 1939 in Augusta the son of Helen "Nellie" and Arthur Lebel.

Pokie owned and operated Lebel Bro's Excavation since the 70's, retiring in 2005.  He enjoyed playing pool and is in the Billiards Hall of Fame for Maine.  He also enjoyed motorcycle riding and working on cars.

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Arthur "Jimmy" Lebel, grandson Jesse Dearborn  and great granddaughter Lillian Smith. Pokie is survived by daughters Debra Gray of Richmond, Marie Deforge of Argyle Township, son Les Dearborn and wife Brenda of Gardiner, Donna Dionne and husband Andy of Lewiston, 8 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, companion Valarie Hillman nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, May 6th from 3 to 4:30pm with a service to follow at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in Cotton Cemetery, Richmond at a later date.

In Pokie's memory donations may be made to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital 22 Bramhall St., Portland, Me. 04102

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Cheryl Margerison Galarneau

CherylTopsham-Cheryl Margerison Galarneau, 61, passed away unexpectely on April 10, 2023 at her residence.

She was born on October 20, 1961 the daughter of Howard Margerison and Lillie Johns.

Cheryl was born in Fontana, California and grew up in Oklahoma until moving to Maine during high school years.  She later started a family in Maine and remained here for the rest of her life.

She will be remembered by her friends and family for her excitement for life and her outgoing personality. When Cheryl was fun, she was the most fun. She especially adored her grandchildren.

Cheryl’s daughter and son will forever be grateful knowing their children were able to witness the best of their grandmother.

Cheryl was predeceased by her husband David Cookson and biological mother Lillie Johns.

She is survived by her parents Howard and Eleanor Margerison, daughter Candra Cardinal and husband Daniel, and their children Jordann, Colton, Ava and Amelia, her son Brandon Galarneau and his spouse Sarah and their children, Grace and Alex, stepdaughter, Taylor Olson and husband, Trevor and their children Oliver and Arlo, stepson, Chris Cookson and wife Olivia and their daughter, Emery. Cheryl is also survived by her sisters Tammy (Eddie) Schumacher, Jennie Wogoman, Andrea (Chuck) Kincer, brother Jeff (Lisa) Margerison, many nieces and nephews.

A service will be held in May. Details to be announced at a later date.

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Beverly Douglas

DouglassBowdoinham - Beverly R. Douglass, 91, a life long resident of Bowdoinham, passed away at MidCoast Hospital on March 27, 2023. She was born in Richmond, ME on March 19, 1932.

    Beverly graduated from Richmond High and worked as the Manager for the Bowdoinham School Lunch Program for many years. She later went to work for Senter's in Brunswick for 15 years and after another 10 years of working at LL Bean she retired.

    Beverly was a member of the Bowdoinham Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling and taking trips to the casino. She was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and of NASCAR.

    Beverly is survived by her children: Gary Douglass and wife Linda, Rodney Douglass and wife Debra, David Douglass all of Bowdoinham as well as by her daughter Deborah Polley and husband David of Poland Spring, Maine. She also leaves behind her half sisters Allison Green of Bowdoinham, and Marilyn Hinckley of Brunswick, 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

    She was predeceased by her father Lynn Hinckley, her husband Hartley Douglass, son Dale Douglass, grandson Jason Douglass, and by her sisters Winnifred Clark and Verona Prindall.

    A committal service will be held at Bayview Cemetery in Bowdoinham later in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bowdoinham Fire and EMS or the American Cancer Society.

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Christopher C. Sargent

Christopher Carl Sargent, 77, of Gardiner, Maine died in Englewood, Florida after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on January 22nd, 2023 .

Mr. Sargent was born on 13 December 1945 in Gardiner to Parents Ralph Carl Sargent and Phyllis Wentworth Sargent.

He was a veteran American soldier and took pride in having served his country with honor and distinction. He was a member of the American Legion, the Moose lodge, the Elks club, and the VFW.

Chris enjoyed his life outdoors with camping, fishing, 4 wheeling, and traveling around these great United States with his wife of 42 years, Andrea LeClair Sargent.

Chris was a 35-year shipbuilder at Bath Iron Works of Bath, Maine, having worked in many roles over his career. He was a carpenter, a carpenter shop supervisor, an insulator, a labor cost controller, and a planner for the tin shop, before retiring in 2012.

Chris was predeceased by his wife Andrea, his sister Donna Sargent Greenleaf, his father, mother, uncle, and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by his 2 sons Christopher Carl Sargent Jr, 50 of Essex Junction, VT, Mark Reese Sargent, 55, of Somersworth, NH, 2 Stepdaughters Tammy Blanchard, 59 of Augusta, Tina Blanchard, 57 of Readfield, and 2 Brothers Larry Sargent of Poland, Steve Sargent of Augusta as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

Christopher will eternally rest with his wife at the Veterans memorial cemetery off Civic Center Drive, in Augusta, Maine. An internment ceremony will be held on Friday, June 2nd, 2023 at 9AM at the cemetery. All are encouraged to attend.


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Dana E. Cromwell

Dana E. Cromwell, 64, of Westport Island passed away on February 23rd 2023 at his home.

He was born on October 31st, 1958 in Damariscotta to Alfred and Barbara Cromwell. He enjoyed hunting, camping, boating, and cracking jokes to see his family and friends smile. He worked for BIW before he went on to work with his brothers in their family contracting business.

Dana was predeceased by his grandparents, Edwin and Jennie, parents, Alfred and Barbara, his oldest brother, David, and David’s wife, Rita. He is survived by his daughters, Chrystine, Noelle, Jennifer, and Felicia, his sister, Brenda and husband Jeffrey, his brothers, Wayne and wife Becky, Garry and longtime companion Karen, Dennis and wife Rhonda, two grandchildren, Alestare and Grayson, along with many nephews and cousins.

A service will be held in the spring and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, bring smiles, memories, and dad jokes as we celebrate the life of a loving son, brother, father, uncle, grandfather, and dear friend.

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Alice M. Murphy

Alice MurphyAlice M. Murphy went home to be with her Lord and savior on Feb. 23, 2023.

She was born on Sept. 3, 1928 to William and Marie Smith of Alna, Maine. She married Herbert L. Murphy in 1946.

Alice was predeceased by her sister Louise Baird, brothers Joseph, Harry and Leon Smith, and her sons, John and Henry Murphy.

She is survived by her son Patrick and his wife Jane. Her grandchildren are Herbie and wife Faye Murphy, John Murphy, Patrick Murphy and June Thompson and her husband Kenneth.

Alice was an avid hunter. She enjoyed trips through the north woods.

She was part of a music ministry with her husband Herb and brother-in-law Carlton. They played in many churches through the years. She taught herself how to play the auto harp and wrote many hymns.

A service will be held at the Church of the Nazerene on Route 27, Wiscasset on Monday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.

Contributions can be made in her memory to the Church of the Nazerene.

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Roberta C. Greenleaf

Greenleaf.jpgRoberta (Robbie) C Greenleaf


Born October 5, 1941 to Howard and Ruby DeLong of Massachusetts and brought up by Virginia and Milton Webster and attended Merrimac MA schools.  Siblings Howard, Harold, Donald, Eleanor, Robert, William and Brenda.  This is where she met the love of her life.  She married Walter Eben Greenleaf Jr on Nov 14, 1959 in Pennsylvania.  She is survived by Eben her husband of 63 years, four children: Walter E Greenleaf III (Penny), Gail Maclaren, Dedee Greenleaf-Hodgdon (Troy), David Greenleaf (Lisa), 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren (one on the way), 1 great-great (1 on the way), and many nieces and nephews.

As a young adult Robbie enjoyed horseback riding and roller-skating.  Dear friends Dianne Andrews and Helene Palmer would sneak into her backyard and play whenever they could. She was a huge Elvis and Dolly Parton fan. Some of her favorite past times were oil painting, crocheting, sewing, collecting Beanie Babies and going to Bluegrass Festivals. She has crocheted many baby beanies, blankets and booties that she delivered to Miles Hospital over the years. There wasn’t a craft she hadn’t tried and loved making homemade gifts for her family. She loved all things sparkly and shiny from jewelry to accessories.  In the 70’s she was a Girl Scout Leader when her girls were of age and in the 90’s she and Dedee were co troop leaders of her granddaughter in Westport.  In the 80’s she inherited the name “Gadget” from her Bluegrass friends. If anyone had forgotten or needed any item they could always go to “her” camper and she would have at least one spare-it didn’t matter what it was. Many friends were made at these festivals.  One of her Bluegrass favorites were the Gibson Brothers-she was able to go to Branden VT festival with Eben last fall and, with the help of Shellie and Arden Williams, Eric Gibson came into the audience to sit and talk with them. She has raised multiple sets of cockatiels from the nest and even taught a few to talk. You could usually find her and Eben at the R/C race track or Wiscasset Speedway, where they raced in the 60s, watching their friends, grandson, and grandson in law.

In her 60’s Robbie got her motorcycle license and travelled the roads of Maine with Eben, family and friends.  Lake George NY was a favorite during Americade motorcycle rally week in June.

Robbie was able to stay home where she passed away peacefully in her sleep on Jan 5, 2023. A huge “Thank you” to all of Hospice, the many volunteers, family and friends that helped fulfill her wishes to keep her at home. A Bluegrass Celebration of life is to be hosted by her family and friends in March at the Westport Town Hall 12-4pm.

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Harold C. Sproul

SproulRICHM0ND - Harold Charles Sproul, 88, passed away on Friday,
February 3rd, 2023, at his home after a brief illness. Hal was
born on June 25th, 1934, in Bangor, the so
n of Donald G. and
Lucy E. (Gray) Sproul.

Hal made the most out of every second of his life. From
ldhood to retirement he worked multiple jobs, on the farm, in
rages, serving in the Army of the United States, driving truck,
construction, and finally retiring after a lengthy career at
BIW. After retiring, he kep
t busy mowing lawns, helping his
friends and neighbors,
refurbishing, and rebuilding tractors,
building small lighthouses and many other one-of-a-kind

Hal enjoyed roller-skating, water-skiing, snowmobiling, seasonal
camping and many road trips with his friends
. He took care of
his wife Ellen, helped his relatives, and enjoyed endless
tions with the many people he knew.

Hal was predeceased by his wife of nearly 57 years Ellen May
) Sproul, his parents, brothers Dickie, Bob, Bill, sister
ne, special friends Ken, Victor, Dennis, and many more friends
and relatives
. Hal is survived by his son Tom and wife Linda,
his daughter Deborah
, grandchildren Eric, Megan, Jason, great-
ildren Madyson, Connor and Colby, sister in-law
, brother in-law Bob, close friend Chuck, special
friends Connie, Pok
ie, Teddy, Wayne and wife Becky, Doris, special
aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces Tina and husband Matthew,
Wendell, Betty, Don, Butch and wife Linda, Joan, Robert, Ken,
sister Donna (Sproul) Qua
m, and many more relatives and special
lose friends.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Hal's honor to a cancer
harity of your choice.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, February 11th from noon to 2pm, at the funeral home with a funeral to follow. Burial will take place in the spring in Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.

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Donald L. Egan

pic Egan websiteSouth Gardiner, Maine- Donald L. Egan, 63, of south Gardiner, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, surrounded by the family he loved and was loved by.

Donald was born on March 26, 1959, in Meriden, CT, the son of Richard and Dorothy (Markham) Egan.

AFTER GAINING A Bachelor’s degree in economics, Donald made a career in sales, which he continued until he wasn’t able to because of illness.

He was a Mormon which lead him to finding the love of his life and the 5 children she already had choosing to stand with them and become the husband and father that they needed and could always rely on.

He enjoyed long walks by himself and with family, he loved numbers, reading historical books on politics, and presidents.  He also loved country-western dancing, listening to country music or the Beatles, long road trips with no place in mind, he just let the car go where it wanted to go. Long conversations with family and friends. listening and watching a variety of sports, jigsaw puzzles, and Sudoku. Always knew when a movie was funny if he actually laughed. He liked to collect coins and always had to read the manual to anything he got before he would even try to use it. He was patient, loving, kind, giving, silly, quick witted and so much more. He will be greatly missed by many.

Donald was predeceased by his mother.  He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years Lisa, his father, his children: Keenan Sr. and girlfriend Joanna, Delilah, Kalvin and wife Mandi, Jacqueline and boyfriend Matt, and Latoshia, 5 grandchildren; Michael, Alexia, Keenan Jr., Charlotte, and Kennedy, his sister Donna, and his nieces Ashley and Gabriella.

There will be visiting hours for Donald from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond.  There will be a Funeral at 11am on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14 Hasson St., In Farmingdale.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Donald’s honor to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at www.lbda.org/donate/

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

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Marjorie E. Rackliff

Rackliff WebsiteDresden- Marjorie E. Rackliff, 93, died on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Augusta.

She was born in Dresden on December 22, 1929, the daughter of Elmer C. and Ruth (Delano) Berry.

Marjorie was a homemaker and an AVON sales Representative for over 20 years.

She enjoyed Family Happy Hour on Friday nights, reading historical novels, Family Camps, and all the times she was able to spend time with her loving family.

Marjorie was predeceased by her Parents, her loving husband of 61 years Richard, her sister Shirley Cronk, and her brother Alvin Berry.

She is survived by her daughters Bonnie Delano and her husband Dana of Dresden, Louann Pontau and her husband Robert of Wiscasset, Sonia Pearson and her husband Timothy of Wiscasset, son Richard Rackliff Jr., and his wife Katie of Wiscasset, brother Elmer Berry, Jr. and his wife Judy, 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A private celebration of Marjorie's life will occur at a later date.

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

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Valerie Ethel Woodworth

pic woodworthIt is with sadness that we announce the passing of Valerie Ethel Woodworth, beloved mother and friend. Valerie was born in August 1941 and raised on an apple farm in Berwick, Nova Scotia, where she developed a strong sense of community and a love for helping others.

In early adulthood, Valerie was offered an opportunity as a model with L'Oréal and moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she married and raised two sons. She later began a successful career in elder foster care. Her dedication to her residents and their well-being was evident in the love and care that she provided to each and every one of them.

In her retirement years, Valerie moved to Dresden, Maine, where she volunteered with the Wiscasset Senior Center and Dresden Historical Society. Her passion for helping the elderly and preserving the past continued to shine through in the work that she did.

Valerie was also known for her love of cats, and her home was filled with their purring presence. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her legacy will live on through the countless lives that she touched.  She is predeceased by her husband Lewis and is survived by her two sons, Samuel of Brunswick and Gregory (Kelly) of Geneva NY. At Valerie's request, there will be no public visitation and a memorial will be scheduled by the family at a later date.

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

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Madeline B. Dowe

pic DoweChina- Madeline B. Dowe passed away peacefully at her home on January 22, 2023, at the age of 83.

Madeline was the 5th of 14 children.

She worked many jobs throughout her life. Finally settling down, mom and dad built, owned and operated Dowe's Variety Store for 20 years.

She is predeceased by her husband of 63 years Robert C. Dowe, and grandsons Justin Hatch and Dennis Dowe. Her parents and several siblings.

She is survived by: son Robert C. Dowe II, and wife Jennifer, daughter Julie Finley and husband John, daughter Kelley Warren, son Glenn Dowe, son Donald Dowe and wife Melissa. Family friends, Tamara and Dean Sheaff, and Elaine Farrell. Twelve grandchildren, and Fourteen great grandchildren. Several Sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews.

Our family would like to thank Elaine Farrell and Marilyn Reed for their comfort and care and love that they provided our mom for so many months. With their support we were able to keep mom at home. Mom is now dancing in heaven with our dad!

A graveside service will be held in spring. After the service a gathering of family and friends will be held on the back lawn of the Dowe Family home where we can celebrate the life of this most special woman!

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to: The South China Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 325, China, ME  04358, or The American Legion Post 179 in China, 79 Legion Memorial Dr, South China, ME 04358. 

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

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Jeffrey Ackley

pic AckleyJeffrey Ackley, 63 of Richmond Maine passed away peacefully on Friday, January 20th with family by his side after a long, brave battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Machias, Maine on February 24,1959 to Fred & Emma Ackley (Smith) and grew up in Cutler, Maine with 7 other siblings. Jeff grew up and started creating his own family and enjoying his life. He started his employment with Guilford Railroad as a railroad conductor for many many years. After a long life on the railroad he went on to enjoy becoming a deckhand on a lobster boat with good friend, Mickey during the Summer months. Most recently before he became ill he had accomplished his class B license and became a truck driver for Panther Trucking to where he had the opportunity to travel and see most of the United States.

Jeff was truly an avid outdoorsmen all of his life and enjoyed everything it entailed. Down to hunting, fishing, boating, ATVs and spending weekends up to camp. He also loved the ocean and would spend hours metal detecting the beaches for lost treasures. He was always the one looking for a great deal, either seeking a Mardens find, Craigslist or simply a good ole yard sale. The last few years he enjoyed spending his days at his sons boatyard lending a helping hand anywhere he could. Most of all, Jeff adored his family and friends and loved nothing more than the role of being a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend or just a listening ear. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amanda Ackley of Livermore Falls; Son, Peter Ackley of Douglasville GA; Daughter, Erica Ackley of Richmond ME. Grandchildren, Emma, Julianna, Conner, Abigale and Thomas. Great granddaughter, Ellie; Brothers, Danny, Allen and Frank. Sisters, Darlene, Jeanine and Mariel. Predeceased by both of his parents, Fred and Emma, brother Bradley, nephew Ian and niece Lori.

Funeral services will be held to the public on Saturday, January 28th at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond ME. Viewing will be held from 11:00am-12:00pm with a service to follow. Reception will take place at Kimberly's Restaurant in Richmond at 1:00pm.

Condolences and flowers can be sent to 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond ME 04357

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Kathryn Pauline (leslie) Conley

Kathryn Pauline Leslie ConleyKathryn Pauline (Leslie) Conley
Bowdoinham, ME
March 8, 1934 - December 20, 2022
Kathryn Pauline (Leslie) Conley, 88, of Bowdoinham, Maine passed away peacefully at home
surrounded by family on December 20th, 2022.
Kathryn was born March 8th, 1934, in a small house tucked in a little harbor on Deer Island,
New Brunswick, Canada. She was one of ten children of the late Osgood and Effie (Doughty)
Leslie. She had a humble childhood attending a one room schoolhouse on the island yet magical
as she fondly recalled ice skating on the pond in the winter. She also had not so fond memories
having to pick blueberries in the summer before she could go swimming. She would reminisce
about riding in a horse-and-buggy around the quaint island. Her family lived off their vegetable
garden and cows. Her father was a fisherman and they often had fish for supper.
She married Edward Clinton Conley, also from Deer Island, on October 12th, 1952. They
eventually settled in South Portland, Maine where she worked packing sardines in Portland,
then Fairchild National Semiconductor, and eventually Idexx. Edward passed away October
29th, 2001, and she remained in South Portland until 2017. She moved to Bowdoinham to live
with her son Scott and family in a custom-built mother-in-law apartment. She was able to live
at home with her family taking good care of her for the remainder of her life.
She loved quilting, sewing, and anything crafty. Some of her fondest memories were going to
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to stay with the Amish 25 years annually with her dear friend
Ann Cloutier. She loved the ocean, seafood and eating lunch at Bug Light in South Portland. She
always had tacos on Fridays and beans every Saturday night. She enjoyed watching Wheel of
Fortune and Jeopardy. She loved phone calls from old friends and dear family and spending
time with her son, daughter in law and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by those who
loved her.
She is survived by her son, Scott Conley, daughter in law Rebecca (Boothby) Conley and
grandchildren Blake and Savannah Conley.
Brother Roger Leslie and sister-in-law Peggy of Fairhaven, NB. Canada, sister Muriel Estabrooks
of Saint Stephen, NB. Canada, sister Ruth Lyons of Calais, Maine. Kathryn was predeceased by
both parents, her husband Edward Conley, her brothers Maxwell, Stanley and Willard Leslie,
sisters Doris Cogswell, Betty Heywood and Ida Leslie.
The Family would like to thank CHANS Home Health & Hospice, Mid Coast Hospital and
Brentwood Rehab & Nursing Center, Kincer Funeral Home and all the friends and family who
have and continue to reach out with loving sympathy and support.
She will be buried next to her husband Edward with a graveside service at Forest City Cemetery

in South Portland in May.

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Patricia M. Walsh

pic walsh2Richmond-Patricia M. Walsh, 71, of Lilac Lane, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 surrounded by her family and pets.

She was born in Gardiner on June 24, 1951 the daughter of Leon and Francis Wentworth.

Pat attended Cosheese College where she received her bachelors degree. She later went on to be a nurse and a substance abuse counselor at Togus and BIW.

Pat enjoyed camp, hunting with her husband, gardening and especially time spent with family.

She was predeceased by the love of her life John Walsh and son Michael Wentworth. She is survived by her daughters Kari Creamer, Leslie McNeal, Jennifer Wentworth, sisters Joyce Cochrane, Shirley Jamison, Patty Marshall, grand kids Elisa-Anne, Mackenzie,, Jasmine, Zachary, Adam, Ellie, Gabriel, Samuel, nieces and nephews.

Per Pat's request there will be no funeral services at this time. There will be a graveside service to take place at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Animal Rescue of Kennebec at arcofmaine.org

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John Edward Pearson

pic Pearson JohnJohn Edward Pearson, died unexpectedly on January 8th , 2023, after a 6 day fight for his life with a scary diagnosis of a pulmonary embolism, that also his identical twin Mark passed away with just a few weeks ago. He was only 54 years old. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death.  John was born on November 3, 1968.

John is survived and missed by his loving wife Angie Pearson of 8 years; and his children; Joey, Abigail, Nick, Danyelle, Damien and Amanda. Forever cherished and remembered by his seven grandchildren, Riley, Maddison, Willow, Oswin, Jameson, Greyson and Dax. He has another grandchild due the end of July. Siblings and their families; Jim Pearson, Micheal & Jackie, Tim & Sonia, and Dotty. His memory will be cherished by our family and so many others.

His memory lives on with his nieces, nephews, cousins, 2 Aunts and great nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his parents Sewall & Ramona, his identical twin brother Mark (just a few weeks ago 12/12/2022), his brother (Slugger) Sewall Jr. , his brother Brian, step son Chris and his first wife Stephanie.

He was born in Brunswick, Maine.  He lived in Bath, Maine and graduated from Morse High School, class of 1987. Later he moved to Richmond, Maine.

Some of his greatest joy came from his children and grandchildren. They created many memories while enjoying adventures and trips as a family like the zoo, amusement parks, fairs, Boothbay Railway Museum, Bath Christmas Trolley, Richmond Day fireworks and Bath, July 4th parades and barbecues. He loved making Christmas cookies and carving pumpkins with the children and grandkids. He loved the trips to Rangeley with his brothers as well as with his wife and children. He loved Quill Hill and fishing. He enjoyed going to Christian concerts, dance recitals, and any of the children’s events. He enjoyed going to living museums and history. He volunteered as a JV basketball coach for Richmond.  He worked in children’s ministry with his late wife Stephanie as well as his wife Angie. He enjoyed fires with family and friends at the fire pit outback of his home and watch the deer under the apple-tree. He dreamt of all the yard work projects he wanted to do as he loved it. He loved going on date nights, out to eat, camping, and adventures as well as going dancing at Mixers in Sabattus on Sunday evening retro nights with his wife.

He took an active role in the lives of his children and grandchildren. When he was a young boy, he was involved in youth group, Sunday school, cub scouts, little league, and Richmond youth group. He loved to watch American Idol, Oak Island, and any Marvel movies. He loved comic books, collecting games, retro toys, baseball cards and beanie babies. He was excited to have his car all decked out in storm trooper and play his Star Wars cd.

John had many professions throughout his life. He worked mostly in retail management for Staples, Lowes, Dollar Tree (store manager), Kmart, and Walmart. He also worked for RSU 2 Richmond School District, and also did Door dash and Walmart deliveries, and last as a Material Supervisor at Bath Iron Works.

John was never scared to take on new opportunities and did everything with honesty and integrity. He had very strong values and was well liked by everyone, mostly due to his positive energy. John had incredible patience, and always made time to help others. He would say we live for others. He had a quirky but great sense of humor. His legacy will carry on forever reminding us that we control our attitudes. We choose to live a life of meaningful acts of love and service, like Christ modeled for us.
There are no words that can express how grateful and blessed we are to our friends who were there for us on the night of his passing. Also, a heartfelt thank you to Mid Coast Hospital and Maine Medical Center and their teams for doing everything they could.

Service will be held at 11A.M  on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Open Door Bible Baptist Church, Lisbon, Maine   26 Gartley St. Lisbon, Me 04250 it will also be live-streamed for those who cannot make it.  
There will be a gathering downstairs after to see pictures and to share stories.

In Lieu of flowers if you would like to bring a dish to share or donation to the family it would be greatly appreciated.

To make a donation to the family,  https://gofund.me/46565721

Let’s honor him by dressing nice but simple as he would have liked that.

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