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2023 Obituaries

Richard F. Morin

Pic Morin 22BOWDOINHAM- Richard F. Morin passed away unexpectedly after a brief bout with pneumonia at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick on Friday, December 29, 2023.

Richard was born in Brunswick, Maine to Michel and Edith Black Morin. On the first day of high school, he met Glenna Connors who would become his wife of 59 years. After Richard graduated from Brunswick High School in 1960, he went on to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maine, Orono. In 1964, shortly after graduating with his engineering degree, he married Glenna Connors, his high school sweetheart and loving companion.

Richard started his professional career at Bath Iron Works as an engineer. In 1968 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving honorably during the Vietnam War. During his service Richard was stationed in Ohio and Arizona. After four years, he and Glenna returned to Maine where Richard rejoined Bath Iron Works. Over his career, Richard worked in many engineering roles at several firms, mostly focused on HVAC design and facilities support.

In 1980 Richard and Glenna purchased the former Anson P.M. Given Farm in Bowdoinham from Vernon Tourtelotte, and Richard achieved his life-long dream of becoming a gentleman farmer. The couple spent their free time restoring and maintaining the old farm, and for many years Richard raised herds of Hereford cattle and kept a beautiful vegetable garden.

Richard served on the Bowdoinham Planning Board, being its Chairperson for many years. He also served on the Finance Committee, the Comprehensive Planning Committee, and was a ballot clerk.

Richard was an avid hunter and sportsman. He enjoyed hunting trips to northern Maine and Quebec. He loved reading, history, and learning new things. When he could get away, he and Glenna enjoyed their camp in Fayette, Maine that Richard built with his father Michel. Richard and Glenna also enjoyed traveling. They have been to at least 40 states, including two long trips through the western states with their son, Michael. They went to Europe twice, and visited Quebec's Winter Carnival for 15 consecutive years. Richard traced his family's history through trips to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, France, and Ireland.

Besides his wife, Glenna, he is survived by their son, Michael, and his wife Tatiana, and two grandsons, Alyosha and Misha. He is also survived by a brother, William Morin and his wife Pauline, and a sister, Anne Ackley and her husband Robert, all of Topsham.

Richard was a loving husband and devoted father. He doted on his young grandsons, relishing his weekly visits.

A graveside service and burial will be planned for Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham in the spring.

To share your thoughts and condolences, please visit www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Arlene Geddes

GeddesBrunswick – Arlene Geddes (Brown), 93 years of age, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at Coastal Shores. 

Arlene was born on March 4, 1931, in Rumford, Maine to Alfred and Nona Brown, the 7th of 15 children.  She was a nurse by trade and practiced in Maine and Tennessee. 

She met Ray Geddes at an Air Force dance in Bangor.  They came with different partners but left together.  They were married on September 25th, 1953.  They traveled the world while Ray was in the Air Force, and had 3 children, Debra, Laurie, and Anthony.  When Ray returned from Vietnam and retired from the Air Force, the family moved from Mountain Home, Idaho, to Fort Fairfield, where they lived for over 40 years.  She lost Ray to Cancer in 2011 and moved from Northern Maine to Brunswick, where she lived until her death.

Arlene was predeceased by her husband Ray, her parents, and 14 siblings, Alton, Shirley, Madge, Madelyn, Sylvia, Clyde, Austin, Donald, Gerald, George, Neal, Darryl, Charles, and Norma.  She is survived by her children, Debra (Tom), Laurie (Jeff) and Anthony (Trish), 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, as well as her sisters-in-law Nancy, Priscilla, Stella, Penny, Ruth, and Joanne Brown.

A private burial service will be planned for this spring.  Please submit online condolences to the Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond.


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Lori L Hutchinson

HutchinsonSidney-Lori L. Hutchinson passed away on December 24, 2023, at age 45 after a long battle with cancer. Born to Barry W. Trepanier and Ruby D. Hutchinson. Lori was a home health aide and personal care attendant as well as a fantastic homemaker.

Lori enjoyed baking, gardening, and doing her nails. She gave great hugs and was a fantastic listener and confidante to all who knew her. She was a kind and affectionate woman who delighted in her children and family. She had a warm infectious laugh, and a sharp sense of humor. Her loss has deeply affected all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Lori is predeceased by her father, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her partner and husband of 15 years, Delaneo Allen of Sidney, sons Dylan Gagne (27) of Augusta, Jacob Wood (22) of Sidney, and daughter Samira Allen (12) of Sidney. She is also survived by her Mother Ruby Hutchinson of Sidney and sister Erica Bujold also of Sidney along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A private graveside service will be held in the spring. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alfond Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine.

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Ellen S Kroot

KrootRichmond - Ellen Sargent Kroot, 89, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday December 21st, 2023. She lived her last days at home with her family.  Ellen was surrounded by angels as the holy spirit received her into the kingdom of heaven.

Ellen was born in Ellsworth Maine on September 28th, 1934, the daughter of the late Raymond and Viola Sargent.

 Ellen believed that it was more important how one did things than what they did. An example is when she had a preschool for 20 years; she was the only one in the area who would care for special needs children. 

Her diverse work included substitute teaching for K-12 local schools, running a restaurant for a few years and managing the non-medical responsibilities of an orthodontist office for decades.

Ellen immersed herself in her local community in ways that had profound impacts.  Her love, caring, tireless giving, intellect, and humor permeated her experiences with the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist church, the food pantry, library, senior center, and countless individuals.

She is survived by her children, Katherine Glad and her husband Eugene of Woodstock, Colleen Huntington and her husband Allen of Lisbon Falls, Carolyn Kroot and her husband Gregory Small of Lady Lake Florida, Christopher Kroot and his wife Luanne Wrenn of Mount Vernon, Craig Kroot and his wife Janice of Cumberland. She is also survived by, sister Lillian Sargent  Katsiaficas of Ellsworth, her late sister Rachel’s husband, Carl Magoon of Ellsworth, her special cousin Cynthia Engleman of Spokane Washington, her grandchildren: Anthony Glad, Angelica (Glad) and husband David Bowidowitz, Wade Williams, Lance and wife Tess Williams, Allyn and Kenneth Huntington, Julie Robertson, Brandon Kroot, Alex and Zack Wrenn, Christian and Alexander Kroot, 14 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her lifelong best buddy of 80 years, Patti Higgins.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Edward Kroot, brothers Roger and Bill Sargent, and sister Rachael Sargent Magoon.

There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 at Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church at 121 Pleasant Street in Richmond. A reception will immediately follow in the church hall.

For those who wish to do so, donations in Ellen’s memory may be made to the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church 121 Pleasant St, Richmond, ME 04357. POC Janette Sweem 207-838-9140

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Howard D. Margerison

IMG 8677Durham-Howard D. Margerison, 85, of Durham, passed away peacefully at his home, after a long illness on December 17, 2023.

He was born on April 15, 1938 in Bloomington, California the son of Mary Thelma (Shadwick) and Harold Margerison.

After High School Howard worked various jobs to put himself through college, receiving his bachelors degree in aeronautical engineering.  He went into the construction field and spent the next sixty years, starting as a boilermaker and working up to a project manager for multi million dollar building projects.

His love and passion for aviation never left him during his working career.  He soloed his first aircraft in 1963 and owned many aircraft throughout his life.  He even carved out his own airstrip in his backyard in Durham so he could take to the skies at his convenience.

Howard loved his family and particularly enjoyed Sunday family dinners and special occasions with family.  After retirement he and his wife spent twenty three winters in Florida.

Howard was a longtime member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association. He loved participating in the Young Eagles Program, where he would take children flying in his plane to introduce them to the wonder of flight.

Howard was predeceased by his parents, sister Betty-Jean Ardito and a daughter Cheryl Galarneau.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Eleanor (Serafino) Margerison of Durham, daughter Tammy Schumacher and husband Edward of Topsham, son Jeffrey Margerison and wife Lisa of Durham, daughter Andrea Kincer and husband Chuck of Richmond, sister Arlene Oliver of Tennessee, brother Roger Margerison and wife Susan of California, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will take place on July 13, 2024 at 1pm at the Margerison homestead.

In his memory donations may be made to an EAA chapter, Young Eagles chapter or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

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Matthew J. Sonia

Matthew SoniaMatthew “Matt” Joseph Sonia

February 8, 1963 – December 12, 2023

Matthew “Matt” J. Sonia, 60, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2023.  He was born on February 8, 1963, in Bath.  He was the son of Leon “Joe” J. Sonia and Christine C. (Charest) Sonia.

Matt graduated from Wiscasset High School in 1982.  On April 25, 1998, he married the love of his life, Mary Jo “MJ” Dougherty, 25 years.  Matt and MJ raised and loved several border collies together.

Matt enjoyed giving his artistic talent to others.  Matt was proud to fill his many roles as Senior Map Technician at DeLorme Mapping in Freeport/Yarmouth, managing the atlas reprint schedule, camera room for many years.  After leaving DeLorme, he was a pre-press technician at the Kennebec Journal and Portland Press newspapers.  Most recently, Matt traveled to Boothbay and enjoyed his time in a happy place with so many others, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.  He was excited to set up the many colorful lights of the 2023 Gardens Aglow.  Matt made meaningful friendships with all his colleagues. 

Matt loved to gather with family and friends. He was a wonderful host, a master on the outdoor grill or in the kitchen.  Matt loved Maine, its woods, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, enjoyed fishing, hiking, kayaking, sailing, white water rafting, photography, and drawing from memory the places and things he loved most.  Matt enjoyed listening to music of all types, however the Eagles Greatest hits “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” describes him the best.  Matt will be remembered for his smiling eyes, infectious laugh, slow and steady demeanor, Matt was the absolute definition of “The Big Easy.” 

Matt was predeceased by father Leon “Joe”; grandmother Dorothy “Dot” (Young); uncle Author E. (Mickey) Sonia; grandfather Leon P. Sonia.

Matt is survived by his loving wife, MJ Dougherty, of Richmond; his mother, Christine “Chris” Sonia and sister, Anne Marie Sonia of Wiscasset; nephews, Conrad & Cody Griffin; cherished and remembered by his three Dougherty brother in-laws and their families; Rich & Kristin; Sean & Michelle; Dan. The Dougherty nieces and nephews Keelin, Tegan, Conor, Joe, Meg, Erin, Cullen, Josie, and Hazel.  His memories will live on with his aunts, cousins, and many more special close friends.

Matt’s wonderful spirit will be celebrated to include a memorial service and a Mass service at St. Ambrose church in Richmond sometime in March 2024.  Memorial service will be an informal potluck to share memories.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Family and friends may extend online condolences here on our FaceBook site

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LeRoy F. Gower

GowerSo. China-LeRoy F. Gower, Sr., 88, peacefully passed away on November 24, 2023, in his home on his own terms.

Roy was a very proud hard worker whether running his dairy farm, painting, running a trash route, or helping a neighbor. He was a strong character who believed in honesty and trustworthiness. Lessons were passed to his children by example as they worked side by side on the farm.

His hobbies included car racing, horse and oxen pulling, and snowmobiling. However, he is best remembered for his silly playfulness: making faces, pulling pranks, crawling around on the floor with children.

Roy is survived by his seven children: Charlene, David, LeRoy Jr., Brenda, Richard, Sandra, Kevin and their spouses; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and his sister Margaret Sheehy. His most immediate community also included special friends: Ben, Tonya and Samantha Reynolds.

A private burial will be held in the spring.

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Barbara Anderson

Barb Anderson at her farm Bowdoin ME 2015Brunswick – Barbara Ann Anderson, age 85, passed away peacefully on November
23, 2023 at Avita of Brunswick after a long journey with frontotemporal dementia.

She was born April 9, 1938 in Chicago to Marion A. (Seibert) and Carl D. Henning. Raised in Western Springs, IL, she attended Lyons Township High School, Class of 1956, where she was a cheerleader, the Girls’ Club VP and a yearbook editor. At Denison University she was the Rush chairman and Standards chairman of Delta Gamma sorority and on the Women’s Judicial Council. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1960.

She met and married the love of her life, Bruce C. Anderson, in Springfield, IL where they started their family. They later moved to Glen Ridge and Morris Plains, NJ. In 1987 they moved to an 1835 Cape farmhouse in Bowdoin, ME where Barb could showcase her primitive American antiques, quilts, Beaumont pottery and book collection. She continued to work part-time as office manager at Androscoggin Animal Hospital, and associate in the Bowdoin College Registrar’s office.

Barb enjoyed the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Maine State Music Theater. She loved her golden retrievers and countless cats, Swedish culture, as well as all things plaid. She traveled all over Maine, and especially loved Monhegan Island. Barb enjoyed her lunches with the Wild Oats Women and dear friends, Cindy and Elaine. She will be remembered for her bright smile, beautiful handwritten cards and all the love she gave.

Barbara is survived by her daughter Kristin A. (Will) Hovey of Foxborough MA, sons Kent D. Anderson of Astoria, NY and Keith C. Anderson of Brunswick, ME. She is also survived by her grandchildren Olivia A. Hovey of Sunderland, MA and Coleman B. Hovey of Foxborough, MA.

She leaves behind her brothers Douglass R. Henning of North Berwick, ME, Charles W. Henning of Glen Ellyn, IL and her sister Jean L. (Christopher) Parker of Cincinnati, OH. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law Linda T. O’Gara of Batavia, IL, three nieces, five nephews and her cousin Joan L. Santo of Woodbury, MN.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Bruce C. Anderson, her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy and Ida Anderson, Mabel Anderson and brother-in-law Daniel P. O’Gara.

Donations in her honor may be made to the Coastal Humane Society, Brunswick, ME, www.coastalhumanesociety.org or the Alzheimer’s Association https://www.alz.org/

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME. Interment at a later date will be private.

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Charles V. Fickett

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Farmingdale-Charles Vincent Fickett, 93, passed away peacefully at home November 21, 2023. He was born January 11, 1930, in Malden, Massachusetts to Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Martel) Fickett. At the age of four, he and his family moved to Maine. He began his working career at age 12 driving a team of horses, baling hay and milking cows at a local farm. In his youth, Charlie played the bugle with the American Legion Band and marched in many parades. He was a proud graduate of Richmond High School Class of 1947. He graduated from Coyne Electrical and Technical School of Boston in 1953 and worked as an electrician for many years. Charlie spent 14 years at Hudson/Statler Tissue before gaining employment at Brunswick Naval Air Station. He eventually became the Maintenance Supervisor, a position he held until his retirement from BNAS in 1992.

On November 27, 1954, he married the love of his life, Emelene Hinkley. They soon settled in Randolph where they raised their three daughters and lived for 28 years. Charlie and Emelene built a cottage on Tacoma Lake where they enjoyed 43 summers entertaining friends and family. They spent 15 winters in Largo, Florida before returning to Maine to be near their family.

Charlie and Emelene’s love of travel took them to interesting places.  They toured many European countries, Mexico, Canada, U.S. National Parks, and all 50 states. They enjoyed several cruises to the Caribbean and Alaska.

He was a man of many interests and hobbies including carpentry, oil painting, wood carving, dancing, card playing and golf. There was never a problem that Charlie couldn’t find a solution for.  He was generous in teaching, advising, and passing on knowledge while helping his family with their many construction and renovation projects. He often spent weekends on Campobello Island, NB, Canada helping with the construction of his daughter’s home and visiting friends.   

Charlie was an honorable, loving, and humble man. He was the best husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather anyone could ever hope for. He was happiest spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved attending their sporting events and family gatherings. Charlie’s family was his pride and joy and meant the world to him.

Charlie was predeceased by his parents, sisters Evelyn and Marie and brothers Clarence and Karl. Charlie is survived by his wife of 69 years, daughters Belinda (John) Gaudet, Bethany (Patrick) Sirois, and Brenda (Edward) Lawrence. His grandchildren include Andrew (Meredith Cyr) Gaudet and their children Alex, Parker, and Lucille; Nicholas (Sarah) Sirois and their children Hendrix and Archer; Tyler (Alicia) Gaudet and their children Aria and Stella; Talia (Christopher) Hempstead and their children Charles, Evelynn, and Oliver; Joshua (Jenna) Lawrence and their son Bo Daniel; Hannah Lawrence; and Elizabeth Sirois and partner, Joseph Francoeur. Charlie is also survived by his two sisters, Betty Pratt and Priscilla Brown, along with many nieces and nephews.

At Charlie’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation. A family graveside service will occur at a later date.

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Clarence "Ken" Colby Jr

ColbyWiscasset-Clarence (Ken) R. Colby Jr., 78, died on Wednesday November 8, 2023 at his home.

He was born on November 11, 1944 in Bath the son of Clarence Sr., and Hazel Colby.  Ken attended a one room school on Westport Island and later Morse High School.

He married Darlene Cunningham on December 2, 1962. 

Ken worked was a union pipe fitter, known for his precision welding skills.  He worked at BIW, Maine Yankee, and traveled to job sites with the union to Canada, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia and Michigan.  Ken survived a brain aneurysm in 1986 which was difficult for such a hard worker.

Ken was an active member of the Wiscasset Nazarene Church and Wiscasset Senior Citizens Cribbage League.

He is survived by his wife Darlene, son Tony, daughter Tina, grandchildren Ashley, Shawn, Amber, great grandchildren Westin, Kali, Hailey, sisters Debbie Bailey and husband Jeff, Sherry Callahan, sisters in-law Jolene Cunningham, Sally Shaw, Karen Greenleaf, many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

A celebration of Ken's life will take place Saturday, November 25th at 1pm at the Wiscasset Nazarene Church, Gardiner Road, Wiscasset.

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

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Donna McCluskey

indexDonna Mary (Dean) McCluskey, born April 15, 1951, passed away on October 31, 2023 from advanced lung cancer, surrounded by her family and other loved ones. Her passage was peaceful.
Donna grew up in Freeport, Maine and attended the Freeport school system, graduating from 
Freeport High School in 1969. Donna had worked for her parents at the Village Shoemaker for 
much of her teen years. She went on to work at the Bowdoin College Library for 2 years before 
leaving to work at L.L.Bean in 1973. She continued her employment there until 1978 when she 
was hired by Bath Iron Works in data entry. She left her job at BIW in 1981 and began day 
caring for many of her former co-workers children, as well as others. 
Donna continued her day caring for several years until she accepted a position at the Issac 
Umberhine Library, in Richmond, Maine, a position that she would hold for for over 34 years. 
While at the Umberhine Library she undertook several programs designed to introduce literacy 
to children in the form of weekly "Story Hours", at which she would personally read to the 
children, and other various projects. Every year, she would work tirelessly to create floats for 
the "Richmond Days" and organize and judge a "Children's Parade". Along with several other 
engaged townspeople, her voice and fundraising efforts helped to fund the new Richmond 
Library at its present location on main street in Richmond.
Donna's, efforts to promote childhood literacy had a tremendous impact on the children of the 
community. Some of her favorite moments as librarian were when now grown adults came in 
and expressed their joyful recollections of their days at the library and how they loved her 
kindness, warmth and interest in their welfare. She also loved her adult patrons with many of 
them becoming close friends who shared their lives with her in conversation. Her impact on the 
overall community is impossible to quantify, but if the testimonials pouring in after her passing 
are any indication, she has touched, and enhanced, many people in our small town, and 
beyond. She was powerfully, and widely, loved.
Donna, (or Rosie as her husband Rick and others often referred to her) loved to dabble in crafts 
and over the years joined forces with her daughter, Becky, her granddaughter, Hannah, and 
most recently, her great granddaughter, Maeve. She created individual cookbooks based on 
her mother-in-law's recipes and filled them with pictures of the nieces and granddaughters, 
with their grandmother to personalize them. She possessed an incredible knack for creating 
the items that warmed the heart and soul of those fortunate to receive them such as quilts, 
cookbooks, ornaments and many other items designed to lift the spirit. 
Donna was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Jacqueline (Condon) Dean as well as a 
son, Richard McCluskey 2nd, and a sister Linan (Dean) Simpson. Survivors include her 
husband of 53 years, Richard McCluskey, daughter Rebecca (McCluskey) Dubeau of Norway, 
and a son Daniel McCluskey of Raymond, Maine. Also surviving are grandchildren Hannah 
McCluskey, Joseph McCluskey, and great-granddaughter Maeve McCluskey. She is also 
survived by brothers David Dean of Leeds and Gregory Dean of Richmond, Maine. 
A celebration of life will be held at the Richmond/Dresden Methodist church on Pleasant street 
in Richmond at 2:00 P.M on Saturday, November 11th, to be followed by a reception at the 

Richmond Grange.

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Jonathan E. Martin

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West Gardiner- Jonathan E Martin (54) gained his wings November 2 after a long courageous battle with cancer at home with his wife Nancy and family by his side. 

Jon was born in Augusta, Maine on June 11, 1969, the son of David and Lula Martin of Richmond, Maine.  Jon attended Richmond schools. He learned at a young age to work by helping his dad in their garage doing mechanic work. That trait that Jon learned brought him to doing work he enjoyed. Jon loved hunting and fishing and was extremely proud of a 10 point buck he shot on his parents land. Jon was strong willed and stubborn at times but he had an enormous heart. 

Jon was predeceased by his parents David and Lula Martin, his sister Emily O’Kelly, brother in laws Bob Dinan and Mark Pearson. 

He survived by his wife Nancy Martin of West Gardiner, step daughter Kelly Leighton of Holly Hills Florida, sister Terry Martin of Philadelphia, sister Eileen Dinan of Lewiston, sister Dotty Pearson of Richmond, sister Ruth Hamlin of West Gardiner, brother Brian Martin and his companion Patty Ellis of Palermo, niece Faith Nadeau and her husband Randy, sister in law Noreen Foss of Augusta and many nieces and nephew as well as long time friends Ray Fellows of West Gardiner and Kevin and Sue Brannan of West Gardiner.

Celebration of life-  West Gardiner Rod & Gun Club November 18, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m.

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Raymond Gagne

West Bath-Raymond Gagne, 71, passed away on October 29, 2023 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1952in Rumford to Ovide and Theresa Gagne.

Raymond went on to proudly serve in the United States Navy.  He later retired from General Dynamics in Bath.

He loved to collect coins and to go fishing at Roxbury Pond in Roxbury Maine.  Raymond particularly loved his family.

Raymond is survived by his wife of fifteen years Wanita Gagne West Bath, sons Jason Gagne of Maryland, step sons Daniel Chapman and fiance Anne Kellett of Bowdoinham, Clifton Chapman and wife Amanda of Boothbay, sister Louise Richard and husband Bob, grandson Robert Richard and his wife Barbara.

There will be no services held at this time.

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

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Gina L. Glavine

Brunswick-Gina L. Glavine, 60, Formerly of Richmond passed away on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.
She is survived by her daughter Serina Richardson of Brunswick.

Per Gina's request there will not be any funeral services at this time.

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Dean Alan Young

pic Dean Young3Togus- Dean Alan Young passed on 10/23/2023, after a long illness. Born 9/21/1962 in Gardiner, Maine to Vernon and Delores Young. He married Margaret on 12/23/1990. Dean was a Marine Blood worm Digger, loved the outdoors; family and spending time with them.

Dean leaves behind his wife Margaret; stepdaughters Lisa Rolfe & husband Dan and Tory Tracy; stepson Raymond Tracy & wife Nancy; parents Jack & Delores Young; sisters Susan Bowie & husband Darrell and Rhonda James & husband David; brother Cary Young & partner Lynne McKeen; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

There will not be a service per Dean’s request. There will be a celebration of life, details will be on Facebook once confirmed. In lieu of flowers, Dean wanted donations for terminally ill patients to VA Maine Healthcare System Togus Springs (135), 1VA Center Augusta, ME 04330. Checks can be written to the VAVS or we will accept donations at celebration of Life to take over.

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

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Janet L. Seigars

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Janet Seigars passed away at her home on October 19, 2023 with friends and hospice by her side. She was born on May 28, 1958 in Leonardtown, Maryland. She is predeceased by her parents, Harry Milford Rice and Tillie Patricia Kerepka Rice, a sister Patricia Graves.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Angela Touchton and Nicole Seigars Greenleaf, 3 grandchildren Xaviar, Wyatt and Victor Poissonnier. Brother-in-law, Bob Graves (Janice). Long time partner and friend Colby Thayer, friend and caretaker Laurie Cromwell.

Jan worked at General Dynamics (Bath Iron Works Corporation) for 38 years before retiring. She enjoyed helping others by donating blood and supporting various organizations. She enjoyed camping, boating, fourwheeling, card games and campfires. She had a big heart and a caring soul.

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William W. Crocker

William W Crocker of Litchfield Maine “Bill” was 86 when he passed away peacefully at his home on October 17th, 2023 with his loving family by his side.  Born in Belgrade Me. On December 19, 1936 he was the youngest child of Winford W. Crocker & Hazel Taylor Crocker. 

Bill grew up in South Jefferson ME. He attended Lincoln Academy in Newcastle. In 1953 he joined the Marine Corp and was honorably discharged after serving four years. He then attended college at both The University of Maine & The University of Connecticut

Leaving behind after 63 years of marriage his devoted loving wife Dollie L. Morton Crocker of New Harbor ME.

They were married in Rockville CT in 1960 only to return home, determined to build their home and raise their four children in Maine.

Bill was pre-deceased by their three sons. Christopher (24) August 9th1984 and both Kevin (27) and Darin (23) September 11th1990. All three tragic stories can be located on the Fisherman’s Memorial in Boothbay Harbor, ME.   

Bill leaves behind their daughter Dody Crocker Puterbaugh along with her husband & 2 children. Including a total of 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. He was known as Papa/Pup/Uncle Bill. He loved to play cards & tell stories with them all.

Stop me if you’ve heard this…. Bill went to work for IBM in 1963. Then In 1971 he bought a fishing boat out of New Harbor Me. only to return to the corporate world of electronics where he started his own business in the Brunswick & Portland area known as General Business Machines Incorporated in 1974.  He was a family man and taught his children good work ethics, to keep your word and be a trusted & loyal employee.   His daughter eventually would manage (boss) and work endless hours while Bill worked (played) with excavation equipment, dump trucks, backhoes & bulldozers with his son Kevin and together they formed a Construction Company based out of Topsham Me. which they developed the neighborhoods known as Ashley Acres, Aaryn’s Glade, Sara’s Circle, Katie Lane and Danielle Drive.  

After retirement in 1990 he and Dollie would spend the winters in Brooksville Florida.  In 1995 Bill joined his wife as one of Jehovah’s Witness and was a faithful member of the Brunswick Congregation.  He will be missed.

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

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Dolores A. Hayes

HayesAugusta-Dolores A. Hayes, 82, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at Augusta Rehabilitation in Augusta surrounded by her family.

She was born on February 6, 1941 in Bath the daughter of Charles Sr., and Alberta Dorr.

Dolores started her working career at Gardiner Savings Institution and later became a regional manager for Sarah Coventry Jewelry, Contempo Fashion Jewelry and Park Lane Jewelry.  Dolores owned and operated The Fashion Plate clothing store in Augusta.  A few years later she was employed at the Secretary of State's Office and later retired from the Department of Transportation.

Dolores enjoyed reading, crewel embroidery, writing (including a published short story) and cherished time with her family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents, son-in law Gary Cummings, and her great grand daughter Jennifer Mailloux.  Dolores is survived by her husband of 22 years Dr. Ronald Hayes of Augusta, daughters Lorica Cummings of Bath, Danita Mailloux and husband Arthur of Richmond, Julie Shields and her husband Weldon Jr., of Richmond, brother Charles Dorr Jr., and wife Judy of Boothbay, seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, she would want you to spread your hugs and smiles generously.

A special thank you to the staff at Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation for their loving care and kindness.

There will be a small intimate family graveside service in Dresden.  Please feel free to leave a message of condolence on the Kincer Funeral Home FaceBook page.

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Rachel E. Shea

Shea Rachel pictureRandolph- Rachel E. Shea died at home with family by her side on Sept. 30, 2023.

She was born in Gardiner, ME, the daughter of Josephine (Dennis) Jewett and Adelbert Dennis.

She was a 1948 graduate of Gardiner High School and also the Kennebec School of Commerce.  In 1951 she married William A. Shea and together they raised three children.

She is predeceased by her parents, a brother Carl Dennis, a sister Shirley Foster, and also by her husband William H. Shea, a son Michael D. Shea, and a grandson Patrick W. Shea, Jr.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Shea Stover and husband Ross, her son Patrick W. Shea, Sr. and wife Sharlene, daughter-in-law Lisa Shea, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Many thanks to the Maine General Hospice Team and a special thanks to Jenny.

There will be a graveside service for Rachel on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 2pm at the Central Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd. in Augusta.

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

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John William Beggs

 pic Beggs JohnTogus, VA-John William Beggs, 61, passed away Friday evening September 22.  John was born in Carlstadt, NJ on June 23, 1962, son of George and Ann Beggs.  

After becoming an automotive mechanic, John went on to be an airplane mechanic at Teterboro Airport. He then joined the US Navy and served on six ships over his career, including Supship Bath which is the assignment for ship construction in Bath, Maine.  John retired from the US Navy as a Petty Officer First Class and went on to work for Sayres & Associates, overseeing construction of innovative new ship designs for the US Navy.

John is survived by his sister Barbara, brother Patrick, and nephews Michael and Mickey, along with his many friends, especially Howard and Patricia Allyn.

John will be laid to rest in the Massachusetts National Veterans Cemetery in Bourne, MA. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Litchfield Food Bank, c/o Litchfield Town Office, 2400 Hallowell Road, Litchfield, Maine 04350

Psalm 111:2  The works of the LORD are great, sought out by all who delight in them.  

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

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James B. Peacock

pic PeacockAuburn- James B Peacock, 66, of Dresden, passed away September 21, 2023, with his wife by his side.   He passed at the Androscoggin Hospice House after a long but seemingly short battle with cancer.

James was born on June 23, 1957, in Pawtucket, RI, to James Peacock and Nina Lepeuschenko.

When he was 5 years old, he threw Uncle Billy on the floor. The dent hasn’t gone away since. However, his love and care for his family, human and mechanical, is still felt today. Jimmy’s love of cars started when he was 17, going to work in the garage, using the money to go drag racing in his beloved ’69 Roadrunner, which he maintained using the funds from said garage. He continued to restore and show classic cars in which he won an exorbitant number of rewards over a period of 20+ years of car shows.

A successful businessman, he was the owner of Peacock Plumbing and Heating, he then opened Jim’s Klassic Klunkers, which dealt in antique, one of a kind, classic cars. Jimmy was also an eclectic 40-year collector, gathering all facets of petroliana and memorabilia. He is survived by his loving wife Connie Peacock, married for 29 years, his sister Robin Beasley of Rochester New Hampshire, his brother Bill Peacock of West Gardiner Maine, his sister Jessie Peacock of Abingdon Maryland, 3 stepchildren, 2 “Unofficially” adopted stepsons, Eric Zaharchuk and Michael Santangelo, several nieces and nephews, 15.5 step grandchildren, and 2.5 step-great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, James Peacock and Nina Peacock, and his sister Elizabeth Cook.

There will be a visitation at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME, from 5pm -8pm on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.  He will be buried on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, in Dresden, at 11am.

In lieu of flowers please Donate to: Your favorite Cancer Fund.

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G. William Budd

Budd, George  William died at the Gosnell Hospice Facility on September 18, 2023.  There will be a visitation on Friday, Sept 22, 2023 from 11am to 12pm with a service to follow at 12pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME  04357.  Burial will follow the service Litchfield Plains Cemetery, in Litchfield.

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Karen D. (KD) Vitelli

pic Vitelli WebsiteDRESDEN —-  Karen Donne (KD) Vitelli, 79, passed away peacefully in her Dresden home Tuesday, Sept 12, surrounded by her sisters, Eloise and Lillie, and a loving group of friends.  KD was predeceased by her husband Reg Heron, in 2012.  

Born on D-Day, June 6, 1944 in California, she was the first of five children of her late parents James R. and Alice (Carter) Vitelli of Bowdoinham.  She attended schools in Easton, PA and graduated from the College of Wooster,  Ohio, in 1966, having spent her junior year in the College Year in Athens program. KD went on to study archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania and to take part in excavations in Greece and Turkey. She received her PhD in 1974 and taught first at the University of Maryland, later joining the faculty of the Program in Classical Archaeology at Indiana University, becoming Chair in 1987. Under her guidance, the Program gained international recognition for its innovative approaches to teaching, fieldwork, and publication.  KD’s teaching and research provided a unique perspective into the study of ancient ceramics by focusing on the production process as a way of understanding the lives and cultures of the people who made them.  KD taught popular experimental pottery courses, both in the U.S. and Greece, prompting her students to ask larger questions about gender roles, the division of labor in early societies, specialization and household production.  

As a professor of archaeology, KD was the author of many scholarly publications and monographs on her research in Greek Neolithic pottery.  In addition, she contributed and edited columns in the Journal of Field Archaeology (1976–1983) and later edited a book, Archaeological Ethics, geared towards a broader audience to highlight the impacts that looting and irresponsible collecting practices have on the loss of cultural heritage.  Most recently, she published a book entitled Do I Really Want to be an Archaeologist? Letters from the Field, 1968–1974, in which letters sent home convey not only her early ambivalence about a career in archaeology, but also shine a light on a time of social and political upheaval in Greece. 

Vitelli retired from teaching in 2005 and moved with her husband Reg to Dresden, ME to be closer to her family. KD was an active community member, participating in and often organizing the Dresden Conservation Commission, the annual Bridge Academy Library plant sale, the Wiscasset Garden Club, and helping to maintain the gardens at the Pownalborough Courthouse and the Nickels-Sortwell house in Wiscasset.  KD developed a loyal fan club as the monthly columnist of “Seen in Dresden”, reporting on local natural history sightings and events with contributions from other community members. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed the diverse bird life that frequented her neighborhood.

She was recently predeceased by a brother, Jefferson B Vitelli, of Bethlehem, PA just 3 weeks ago, who left behind his wife Carole and daughter Chandra Bleice and family in Bethlehem.  KD is survived by her two sisters, Eloise Vitelli and her husband Robert Kalish of Arrowsic, with sons Samuel Reitman (Arrowsic) and William Kalish and his wife Alexa McRoberts (Colorado), and Lillie Vitelli, with husband Donald Mansius, and son Alexander Mansius, of Appleton.  A brother, Stephen  is in Tucson, Arizona and his daughter Laishona Vitelli and her family are in Falmouth, MA.  KD was an inspiring teacher, mentor and friend for many and will be sorely missed all who knew her.  

A private family celebration of KDs life will be scheduled in the future.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in KD’s memory to CHANS Home Health and Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, ME 04011 or Bridge Academy Public Library, 44 Middle Road, Dresden, ME 04342.

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

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Deb "Debado" Delano

pic Delano Debra 2Brunswick- Deb “Debado” Delano, 63 of Wiscasset, Maine passed away peacefully early Thursday morning surrounded by family.

Their love and compassion for over the last few months is a reflection of Deb.  She was a loving, caring soul.  Her compassion knew no bounds.  The needs of others often came before her own. 

She enjoyed music, nature and time spent with family & friends.  She loved her dogs Jenna & Roscoe.

Deb was predeceased by  a husband her mother June M Bartz (green),

 She is survived by a son, her father Richard A Beal and 3 Sisters: Christine Johnston, Vickie Hawkes, and Sally Lester .  Thank you to all who tirelessly stood by her.  Words are not enough.  We love you and will miss you mom. 

There will be a celebration of life on October 6th, 5-7 PM at the West Bath Fire Department 

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Deb’s honor to Rescue Charlie’s Friends Dog Rescue, 90 Rd. B, PO Box 160, Woolwich, ME 04579.  www.rescuecharliesfriends.org

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

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Randall A. Griggs

IMG 0604As many people before me, and surely many people after me, I sit here and write this obituary with mixed emotions. We knew from your diagnosis of cancer 2 years ago that this would some how happen, but our hearts would never be ready for it. Randall Arlen Griggs, born August 28, 1954, and raised in Salem, Ohio, has lost his battle with cancer at the young age of 68, on August 22,2023. He lived with his wife of almost 50 years in the town of Topsham, ME. Their love started not far away, in the Town of Lisbon Falls.

Randy and Gail began a life in Lisbon Falls, soon stationed in Presque Isle, where Randy left the Navy and started his career at the bustling shipyard of BIW as an electrician. Randy continued his career at General Dynamics, and retired at the age of 62, after working with the establishment for 34 years. He saw many a ship go in and out of port, and really enjoyed all the people he worked with along the way.

After 2 years of marriage, they had a daughter, Erica Jean Griggs. She was welcomed by the family along with her older step brother Peter Fjeld. The now family of four continued on, living in Bowdoin for 4 years, and finally moving to their forever home in Topsham. There Erica grew up and moved to Brunswick and started a family. Erica, with her husband Leon Brillant II, had 2 handsome boys, Leon Brillant III (aka Trey) and Maxton Brillant. Randy’s 2 grandsons were the light his life, with his youngest picking up his love of fishing.

If anyone knew Randy, they knew his love of the outdoors. In his younger years, he filled his spare time with hunting; birds, deer, moose, pretty much whatever moved. But this never held a torch to his true passion of fishing. He will forever be known as the Fish Master and teaching his art and technique to his youngest grandson, otherwise known as the Fish Whisperer.  

Randy also loved to cut wood. Why he never had a wood splitter, was beyond me. But any chance he had he would cut wood. For a short time they had a camp built in Rangeley, where he and his wife would frequently ride around and look for moose and wood. Before each ride they would call their daughter and ask her if she needed wood. Nope, haven’t even burned the last 5 cords of wood you brought me before. One can never have enough wood when you are related to Randy. Randy loved his beautiful and peaceful camp in Rangely, but unfortunately had to be sold due to his health issues.

Randy leaves behind his wife Gail, his daughter Erica and son in law Leon, and their 2 boys. Randy was predeceased by his stepson Peter.

Randy also leaves behind a brother in Ohio, Thomas Griggs (aka Butch) and his wife Carol, and his brother David in Idaho. Randy also leaves behind his loving sister Karen Griggs Cawthon, and her husband Mark, residing in King George, Virginia. Randy was predeceased by his brother Loren Michael Griggs. The Griggs family shared many memories in their home in Ohio. Randy also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Randy truly loved ALL of his family.

The Griggs/Brillant family welcomes you to a Masonic graveside service to be held on September 23, 2023, at 11:00 in the morning. Location at Hillside Cemetery in Lisbon Falls, Maine.

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Lynda Gail Costanzo


pic Costanzo 2Lewiston- Lynda Gail Costanzo. 62, of Litchfield, died on August, 29, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital, in arms of angels who walk among us.

Lynda was born on August 04, 1961, in Haverhill, MA, the daughter of Edward and Ermel (Hope) Temple.

She worked as a nurses’-aide, which she was very proud of, at HeadStart, was a bus driver and she was proud to own her own business called Lynda’s Corner.  As a child she attended her grandfather’s Church, was in the youth group, and she was a student of the Fisherman’s Group.

Lynda enjoyed arts and crafts as her hobbies, dance, being around children, and loved to be out-doors in God’s Creation, wildlife, as well as her many pets.

Lynda was predeceased by her parents, a brother, and two brothers-in law.

She is survived by her loving husband Vinnie, her brother Darrell, sisters-in-law Martha Temple, Mary Spaulding, Mary Beth Costanzo, Rose Morrill, Cathy and Tom Lash, brother- in law- Anthony and Cindy Costanzo, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.

There will be a visitation on Friday, September 8 from 4pm to 6pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME, with a service to start at 6pm.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Community Baptist Church Fellowship Fund , 9 Main St., Sabattus, Maine  04280

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

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Alfred L. Dunbar III

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Richmond-Alfred L Dunbar lll passed away on August 19, 2023 after a battle with cancer. Alfred was born in Gardiner, Maine the son to Shirley Ellen Robbins Dunbar. Alfred was a life long resident of Richmond, he graduated from Richmond High School in 1977 and to this day has remained close with many of his classmates .
Alfred was passionate about men's league softball, the Dallas Cowboys, the Boston Bruins, the Red Sox, friends, family and his sidekick Wilma . Those who knew Alfred will tell you he was a great storyteller and could remember many details about many people and places .
Alfred is predeceased by his mother Shirley Robbins Dunbar and survived by his loving Son Alfred Dunbar lV and girlfriend Heather Major and his granddaughter Natalie who he loved dearly. Alfred was blessed with many friends and family members that he has left behind to carry on and tell the stories,
but no one will tell it like Al did.
There will be a celebration of life for Alfred at the home of Dana and Tracy Tuttle , 85 Lincoln Street ,Richmond . Saturday September 9th at 2:00. At Alfred's request there will be a bit of Black Sabbath played at a ridiculous decibel .
     12-22-1958 - 08-19-2023
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Louise Brown

Louise BrownGardiner - Louise Clement St. Hilaire Brown, 93, passed away peacefully at home on August 18, 2023.

Louise was born in Augusta on July 27, 1930 to Clementine and Omer St. Hilaire. She was very proud of her French Canadian Heritage. Louise had a great sense of humor, loved people and gatherings, and expressed gratitude right to the end. 

Louise was predeceased by her parents, granddaughter Melanie, and daughter- in- law Doreen. She was the last surviving child of Omer and Clementine's 14 children. 

Louise married Paul (Porkie) Brown on April 29th, 1949 and they recently celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary. Together they raised 5 children. She is survived by her husband and children Charlene (Max) Peasley, Gayle (Ted) Hendsbee, Debbie (Bob) McKee, Bruce (Christine) Brown, and Ted Brown. 

Grandchildren: Amy, Carrie, Scott, Ryan, Julie, Jeff, Katie, Lisa, Tanya. 

Great Grandchildren: Gabrielle, Ariana, Maria, Reece, Andrew, Cameron, Matthew, Sidney, Piper, Hunter, Brooke, Ryan, Keegan, Brady, Kaitlyn, Kylie, Madison, Mackenzie, Taylor, Charlotte, Baylee, Michael, Myles, Markus, Chloe, and Tatum. 

A private graveside service will be held and attended by immediate family members. 

Thank you to the caregivers at Wholistic Home Care, Maine General Hospice, Michelle and Courtney. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louise's name to the "Melanie Fieffe Scholarship Fund", 41 Heath St. Oakland, ME. 04963 or Maine General Hospice, 10 Water St. Suite 307, Waterville, ME. 04901

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George Hermans

Hermans 1Brunswick-At 94, while suffering deeply from the loss of his beloved wife Merry,  George Hermans decided to start piano lessons, an act emblematic of so much of the wonderful spirit he brought to his life: love, courage, curiosity, respect, creativity, and joy.  He brought to the world uncountable small acts of kindness, a hand held, a smile given, a supportive word, a bike fixed, a repair made, an accurate suggestion, a timely and even untimely joke.  He possessed the ability to  make a person smile, to make one feel recognized, to appreciate the goodness in others, to listen and to learn.  Then, George’s superb memory often allowed him to remember more about another person than that person knew about themselves.   George could make you feel heard while he allowed you to enter his world.  He passed these gifts along to his children and those who knew him and loved him.


George was born on June 9, 1927 in East Rochester, New York the fifth of six children of  John and Jeannette Hermans.  He loved his now deceased siblings Chuck, Jeanetta, Marie, Marguerite, and Gertrude.   Growing up during the depression, he survived deep and stinging poverty and childhood illnesses.  He recalled the early death of his youngest sister, his own severe sickness, and the loss of his family’s home and car notwithstanding his efforts delivering papers and groceries, and washing windows at the Five and Dime.   


And yet, he benefited greatly from his high school vocational education where he overcame his  rejection for a position in the auto mechanic school to enroll in the carpentry and craftsmen program where he learned about the workings of  radio mechanics, the machine shop, welding and carpentry.  His high school yearbook from the 1944 Edison Technical and Industrial High School of Rochester, New York noted that “Herman” enjoyed his participation in the Lady of Victory Shop, the Engineering Club, the  Aviation Club,  the Glee Club,  Dramatics, the Baseball team, and the Service Corps.   


At age 17,  George enlisted in the United States Navy where he was told that he was too young to die on a submarine.   Instead,  the Navy made him part of the force training for the imminent land invasion of Japan.  When World War II ended he toiled building quonset huts in Okinawa until his discharge.  

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Marilyn Curtis

Marilyn Jean Curtis


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December 16, 1947-July 27, 2023

Marilyn Curtis (75) of Richmond, Maine passed away on July 27, 2023 after a short, but valiant fight with colon cancer. 

Born Marilyn Jean Rideout to Warren Rideout and Marcia Wheeler of Waite, Maine. After graduating from Princeton High School, Marilyn went to the University of Southern Maine where she met and married the love of her life, Melvin Curtis, in October of 1968. Together they had 2 children Tyson and Jocelyn Curtis. Marilyn always wanted to be a teacher and dedicated herself to that profession, touching many lives in Lewiston and Lisbon until her retirement in 2012. After retirement she focused her teaching on the continuing education of other teachers. She won and was honored with many awards for her dedication in teaching including runner up to Maine Teacher of the Year.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Grace, her brother, Roderick, and her husband Melvin.

Marilyn is survived by her children Tyson and Jocelyn Curtis, her grandchildren Ilanna and Miles, Her nieces and nephews John, Jodi, Jerry, Meredith, and Heather, and all her former students and friends that her life touched.

There will be a graveside service on August 4th at 2m at the Cotton cemetery/Richmond Cemetery in Richmond Maine 

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Lisbon PTO (checks payable to that group) and Mail to  33 Mill St Lisbon, ME 04250

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Frederic Arnold Pease, Jr.

Website PeaseFrederic Arnold Pease, Jr. died peacefully on July 11, 2023, in Brunswick, Maine.


Frederic was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on May 23, 1927, son of Frederic Arnold Pease and Ruth Ensign Pease. 


Fred graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale University, Union Theological Seminary and Andover Newton Theological School. He served in the Navy during WWII and as a Chaplain in the Reserves for many years. He was minister in churches in Jaffrey Center and New Ipswich, New Hampshire, and in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and served as an interim minister for the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC until the late 1980's. 


Fred married Lillian Zachrisson on June 20, 1953. They raised their family in Andover, Massachusetts, where Fred was a school chaplain, teacher, housemaster, and hockey and lacrosse coach at Phillips Academy. Fred and Lillian enjoyed idyllic summers on Swan's Island, Maine, with their four children. Fred was a skilled sailor, and could often be seen sailing his Rhodes 19, Windfall, in and around the waters of Burnt Coat Harbor.


Retiring to Dresden, Maine, in 1990, Fred and Lillian traveled extensively and were active members of the First Congregational Church of Wiscasset, serving on numerous committees and singing in the choir. Fred was a tireless and committed advocate for "the least among (us)", often representing the Maine Council of Churches in organizations supporting economic and social justice, and in testimony before the state legislature.

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Jessica L. Adams

Blue White Peaceful Sky and Cloud Photo Album CoverBowdoinham-Jessica L. Adams, 36, died on July 22, 2023 at home with her
family by her side.

She was born on August 23, 1986 in Bath, the daughter of Jeff and Linda
Elliott Adams.

Jessica worked at the Driftwood Inn, Bailey Island and the Galley
Restaurant in Bath for many years.

Jessica is survived by her parents Jeff and Linda Adams of Bowdoinham,
son Matthew Adams of Bowdoinham, daughter Lillian Toothaker of
Bowdoinham, brothers Jacob Adams of Bath, Ezekiel Adams and wife Trista
of Topsham, nephews Jordan Adams of Virginia, Charlee Adams of Topsham,
niece Kasidee Adams.

She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents Richard and Nora Adams,
maternal grand parents Irene Cervenak and Glenwood Elliot, brother
Justen Adams, uncles Glen and David Elliott, Nelson, Mike and Robert

A celebration of life will take place on August 5, 2023 at noon at 223
Brown's Point Road Bowdoinham.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.

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Patricia M. Cunningham

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Gardiner-On July 24, 2023 Patricia Marie Cunningham was united with her loved ones in heaven.

Patricia was educated in the Augusta School System. Patricia
resided in Gardiner Maine for the last sixty four years. Patricia was
predeceased by her husband Vernon C. Cunningham, and her siblings
Diana Hayden, Leonard Dostie, Normand Dostie, Maurice Dostie, and
her Great grandchild Crystal Cunningham.

Patricia is survived by her sister Lucille Bois of Richmond, her 4
children, Wayne Cunningham and his wife Donna, Gail Richards and
her husband Donald of Florida, Peter Cunningham and his wife Jill of
Gardiner, Susan Gove and her husband Michael of Gardiner, 12
Grandchildren, 22 Great grandchildren, 1 great great granddaughter.

Patricia was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints in Farmingdale Maine since 1969.

There will only be a Graveside service at Patricia's request for
the immediate family at Oak Grove Cemetery in Gardiner, Maine.

In her memory donations may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society 10 Pet Haven Lane Augusta, Me 04330.


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Lee Drake McKenney

McKenney picHallowell- Lee Drake McKenney, of Hallowell, Maine, died July 14, 2023 at Woodlands Senior Living of Hallowell surrounded by her family. She loved life dearly and bravely battled the cruelty of cancer.

Lee was born November 25, 1951 in Leominster, Massachusetts, to Natalie Yale McKenney and Gilson Cole McKenney, Sr. She spent her early years on a dairy farm in Ashburnham and graduated from Oakmont High Regional High School. After living in Las Vegas for a number of years and raising and showing her Saluki dogs, she moved to Maine to help work on the family farm and then began a decades-long career in the computer industry, which she retired from in Massachusetts.

Lee’s lifelong passion was horses, and she was an accomplished equestrian, who raised many Arabians including her beloved Sissy, Belle, and Nellie. For many years she had a homestead and horse barn in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. She was a lifelong learner and lover of arts, crafts, and animals.

Another passion was archeology and she was a former officer of the New England Antiquities Research Association. Lee pursued her interest in spirituality and mysticism and visited sacred sites that included those in Peru, Ohio, and Arizona. This led to a move to Arizona for a number of years before returning to Maine to be closer to family.

She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Terry Yale and brother Gilson McKenney, Jr. She is survived by her sisters Wendy Harrington and Barbara McKenney; brother-in-law David Kamila; her nieces Tracey Meagher, Avery Yale Kamila (husband Adam Hill), Rozalynn Parkhurst, and Kay-Lee Yale Kamila; her nephews John Meagher (wife Kelly Meagher) and Benjamin Parkhurst (wife Christina Parkhurst); grand-nephews Dalton Meagher (wife Abbie Meagher), Ryan Ahearn, Alden Hill, Noah Parkhurst; and grand-niece, Ella Parkhurst. Lee enjoyed many deep relationships with her cousins, co-workers, and friends that became like family.

At Lee’s request, a private service will be held with her family.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Maine  04357 (kincerfuneralhome.com)

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Bobby-Jo Watson-Cray

IMG 5035Richmond-Bobby-Jo Watson-Cray, “Bobby”, 49 of Richmond, ME, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

            Bobby was born on Wednesday, May 8, 1974, in Germany, the daughter of Doreen and Dennis Watson. She was raised in Richmond and attended local schools, graduating in 1992. Throughout her childhood, Bobby played soccer and dance, was involved in Ski and several other clubs, and excelled in academics. Her work ethic was noticeable from a young age, starting her career with the United States Postal Service when she was 18 and continuing for the past 30 years. She cherished her many years at the Brunswick post office, later moving on to Boothbay, East Boothbay, moving up to be Postmaster of Wiscasset, several other offices in between, and finishing her journey by becoming Postmaster in her hometown, Richmond.

            In 1999, Bobby welcomed her first daughter Caleigh with then-partner, Dana Shulman. In 2005 she began her life with her future husband, Chad Cray. In 2006, she and Chad went on to welcome her second daughter, Payton Cray; she also took part in raising her two step-daughters, Taylor and Ashley Cray, “The Girls”. 

            Bobby loved everything fiercely; her girls, her family, her friends, all animals, her many pets, being around babies, you name it. She loved the ocean, finding four-leaf clovers, and watching the sunrise and sunset. More than anything, Bobby loved being a mom. She wanted to give her girls the world, and more. She loved with so much passion and gave everything her all; spending time with family, going to all of her daughters’ events, spending time with her mom, bringing her dogs to the beach, and dancing. 

            Bobby-Jo is predeceased by her mother, Doreen Watson. She is survived by her father, Dennis Watson; loving husband, Chad Cray; daughter Caleigh Shulman and partner John Chapman, and daughter Payton Cray; step-daughters Taylor and Ashley Cray; brother Joshua Watson and partner Meagan Curtis; nieces and nephews Cailey Brillant, Cash, Charlotte, Piper, Quinn, and Wilder Watson.

A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME.

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Marie G. Holt

Marie Glenn Johnson Holt of Bath died Sunday, July 2, 2023, at The
Garden in Brunswick, Maine. She was 93.  
Marie was born in Farmington, Maine in 1929, the oldest of four
children. She attended local schools. Following high school, she
enrolled in the University of Maine at Orono. Subsequently, she attended
Cornell University School of Nursing in New York City. Marie worked as a
public health nurse in New York. There, she met her future husband,
Doctor Alfred Turnbull Holt. They married in Farmington, Maine, in 1953.
She was an anti-war activist serving as a local draft counselor during
the Vietnam War era. She supported the Plowshares movement and protested
with them against the militarization of the Bath Iron Works. She founded
the Midcoast Health Research Group and Citizen's Monitoring Network in
efforts to expose the dangers of radioactivity and nuclear power plants.
Marie served in the Maine House from the 74th district in Bath, Maine,
for two terms, (four years). She ran an independent school in Bath.    
She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred, her brother Neil, and her
sister Peggy.  
She is survived by her five children: Delmar, Kerchival (Suzanne),
Molly, Timothy and Henry/Hal( Pamela), eight grandchildren, three great
grandchildren, a brother, Bruce Johnson, and many nieces and nephews. 

A celebration of Marie’s life is planned for a future date.

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Lori J. Leet

Lori LeetLori J Leet 62, of Litchfield, Maine passed away on June 14th, 2023 with her family by her side.
Lori fought cancer not once but twice! She was a complete rock star during it all.
Born to Frank and Georgette Ashton on December 14th, 1960, in Lewiston, Maine.
Lori loved family more than anything. Either at family parties or camping trips. Her pride and joy was laughing and spending time with them all.
Lori worked for years in the shoe shop industry, later she worked at St Mary's Medical Center.
She was predeceased by her parents Frank Ashton and Georgette Fouquette and Stepfather Arthur Fouquette. Also, father and mother-in-Law Roger and Evelyn Leet.
Lori is survived by her husband Gerald Leet of Litchfield, three daughters, Alison (Robert) Buckley of Leeds, Heather (Michael) Leet of Wales, Amanda (Jared) Bell of Wales, Maine. Her pride and Joy her grandchildren, Kyle, Taylor, Konnor, Matthew, Gavin, Sam, Brianna and Kayden. Then her extra special sweetness that gave her the title of "Great Mamma" Kamdyn, Elizabeth and Gracelyn.
Sisters, Cindy (James) Staples, Tina (Hank) Letourneau, Cheryl Berube and Brother David (Kirstin) Hanlon. A very special friend Diane.
Lori requested not to have a funeral, she wanted her family to have a celebration of life and enjoy time together. One will be planned at a later date.
In Lieu of flowers-Please make donations to the Androscoggin Hospice House. Their unwavering support to Lori's family during this time was greatly appreciated.
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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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