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2024 Obituaries

Jacqueline Edith Caswell

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

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

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

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

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

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Richard Dunbar

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

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

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

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

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

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Richard F. Dunbar Sr.

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

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

A graveside service will take place in the spring.

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Charlotte Beasley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nancy C. Morton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dennis C. Tome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kandace Lord


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Janice "Janny" Lilly

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

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

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

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

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

Burial will be in the Spring.

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

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Francis E. Yeaton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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