Obituaries

Maurice C Finley

FinleySouth Gardiner-Maurice C. Finley, 79, passed away March 27, 2020 at his home, after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Belfast, Maine on December 7, 1940 the son of Frank and Cora (Phillips) Finley. 

Maurice was predeceased by his brothers James Finley, Frank Finley Jr. (Teddy), Raymond Finley and a sister Ramona Packard. 

He will be sadly missed by his many friends in the Richmond, Dresden, Gardiner area and particularly his longtime best friend Paul Fowler of South Gardiner. 

Special thanks to Dr. Linda Hermans for her friendship and the care given to Maurice for many years.  Also, the doctors, nurses and others at Maine General Medical Center who cared for him the past few weeks.

At his request, no services will be held.

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

Charles E. Guptill

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1945-2020

Brunswick - Charles E. Guptill, of Brunswick, passed away on Monday March 16,2020 at Mid-Coast Hospital with his beloved wife Michelle by his side.

Charlie was born in 1945 in Brunswick to parents Roy and Charlotte Guptill. He attended local schools and played varsity hockey and tennis for Brunswick High School. After graduating from College in Nebraska, Charlie returned to Maine and worked for a time as an arborist for a tree company.

While his future wife, Michelle was studying Art History and Architecture in Boston, her friend Joni came to stay with her for the weekend. She asked Michelle if she would be willing to go on a "blind date" with a guy named Charlie from Brunswick. They would be double dating with Joni and her boyfriend at the time. The fact that Charlie was 5 ½ years older than Michelle intrigued her and she agreed.

Michelle still remembers the first time she saw Charlie. He was tan from working outdoors, he wore jeans, a button-down collar shirt, a navy-blue sport jacket with gold buttons, loafers worn without socks and Ray Ban Sunglasses. She also noticed he had dimples. They went out that evening and also the next day. After that first date Charlie would often call Michelle and when he would be done with work, he would drive to Boston 2-3 times a week if just to spend one or two hours with her and then drive back to Maine that same evening. The two of them soon became inseparable and eventually married and settled in Brunswick where they raised their 3 children.

Growing up Charlie learned to love and respect nature and the outdoors from his father, Roy. They were very close and often went fishing, bird hunting, hiking, duck hunting, boating, skiing and snowshoeing together. His father was a wonderful role model for Charlie.

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Joanne L. (Sproul) Harriman

harriman pictureRichmond-  Joanne L. (Sproul) Harriman, 81, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at her home from a brief illness.

Joanne was born on October 25, 1938, in Bangor, the daughter of Donald J. and Lucy E. (Gray) Sproul. Joanne grew up in the Bangor area where she attended John Bapst High School.

Joanne worked at Emple’s Knitting Mill in Brewer until it’s closing. Joanne then went on to college where she earned a degree in nursing, specializing in phlebotomy.   At that point, Joanne secured her most rewarding job as a phlebotomist for the Red Cross; working blood drives all over Maine. In later years Joanne worked at Joanne’s Fabric, in Topsham, where she won her first of many “Golden Scissors Awards” for being an outstanding employee in her first month.

Over the years Joanne enjoyed candlepin bowling and was on several teams, she also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and spending time with her family and many friends. Joanne especially enjoyed reminiscing of growing up out on “the Avenue” with her loving family and close cousins.

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Carlos James Henry Mateyko

Mateyko2Carlos James Henry Mateyko was born March 28th, 1957 and passed early in the morning on March 15th, 2020 with family at his side. He was a dedicated son, father, and brother and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his three children, Ryan, Lucas and Julianna Mateyko, his five siblings, Rachelle Tome, George Mateyko, Dolores Mateyko, Julianna Dullum, and Joseph Mateyko, his aunt Ofira Grace (Fifi) Gonzales Merkle, and his twelve nieces and nephews.

James was born to Charles and Rachel (Raquel) Mateyko on the Tachikawa Airforce Base in Japan. He had a great sense of humor and touched many lives through his work and social activities, including those at the American Legion Post #132 in Richmond, ME. He served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1976 to 1980 and reenlisted in the Navy Reserves in 1992. He also served with the Bowdoinham Volunteer Fire Department in his younger years. He enjoyed many activities including; spending time with his children, bingo, NASCAR, and snowmobiling.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at  Kincer Funeral Home,130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME, on Thursday, March 19th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Maine Veterans Cemetery , Mt. Vernon Rd, Augusta  on Friday, March 20 at 2pm. All flowers, donations, and condolences can be sent to Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, ME.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Annelise Rickberg

Brunswick - Annelise Rickberg, 88, of Bath, passed away on Thursday, March, 12, 2020 at Horizons Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick.  

Lise was born on January 7, 1932 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she grew up.  She graduated from the Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design in Copenhagen, Denmark’s   leading fashion and couture academy, and continued to educate herself as a seamstress.  Lise had an eye for design and a talent for making fashionable clothes, quilts and other sewn household items.  She married Jesper Hoem and had two children.  In the early seventies she married Bengt Rickberg, and they moved to California in 1975.  Around 1986 they moved to Bath, Maine, where they lived until Lise moved to Hill House Assisted Living in 2017.  Lise was a private person, and those who knew her appreciated her friendship.  

She was predeceased by her husband Bengt in May 2011 and is survived by her son Mikkel Hoem and wife Soes, and her daughter Signe Berntsen and husband Michael, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  

Burial will take place in the spring.  Those who wish to honor Lise may make a donation to the Midcoast Humane Society at www.midcoasthumane.org

Violette Stella Murphy

pic Murphy 1Portland- Violette Stella Murphy, 75, of West Bath, passed away on Sunday, March 08, 2020, at Maine Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Violette was born in Biddeford, the daughter of Pauline M. (Perreault) Boisvert.  After graduation, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1964 and was stationed in San Diego California.  There she met her husband John Murphy and they were married on April 24, 1965.  Violette was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1965 expecting her and John’s first child.  For many years she was the Personal Property Transportation Officer for the Brunswick Naval Air Station until she retired in 1999.

Violette was very active in the American Legion and Auxiliary of Emmerson & Lane Post 132 in Richmond. She was a past Commander for the post and also held the position of Adjutant for many years.  At the Forth District level she held the positions of First Vice Commander and Commander. She was also a member of Voiture Locale #308 - 40&8.

Violette enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, and raising animals on a small farm in Bowdoinham. She loved to collect mermaids.  She won many first place prizes from several local fairs for her sewing and crocheted creations. In her family, they have a tradition of naming every member with a Disney character name; hers was Goofy.  The name she most loved to be called was Mémère. She volunteered for the youth groups her children were involved in and dedicated many years of service to both Girl Scouts and the local 4H club.

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David W. Lavigne

picLavigne2Auburn-  David W. Lavigne, 53, passed away unexpectedly from health problems, on Feb., 27, 2020 at his home in Auburn.

David was born in Brunswick, Maine on April 20, 1966, the son of Jenny Libby.  In his youth, David was a Boy Scout.  He also liked woodworking and drawing.

David was a Jack-of-all-trades and worked as a carpenter and painter.  He enjoyed music, and spending time with his family and friends.

David was predeceased by his mother, his brother Earl Dehan, and two cousins; Donna Pottle and Randy Bishop.

He is survived by his sister Cricket Libby Gregorich and her sons Adam and Lucas Gregorich, two brothers; Reggie and Mike Dehan and their families, cousins Squeekie, Pam, Sara, Chelsea and Sharon, as well as many second, third and fourth cousins.

There will be a memorial service for David on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. in Richmond. 

Peter C. Nossal

picNOSSALPeter C. Nossal, 78, of Harwich, MA., Tarpon Springs, FL., and formerly of East Longmeadow, MA., passed away on February 19, 2020 in Florida.

Peter was born in Brooklyn, NY., the son of Fred and Anna (Mandel) Nossal. Peter graduated from the American International College. Over his career as a CPA and CFO, Peter worked at Combustion Engineering, Jack August's Seafood Restaurant and Tyler Equipment Corporation. He also served on finance boards of East Longmeadow and Hampden, MA.

Peter enjoyed family gatherings, travel, Petanque and Jazz nights.

He was predeceased by his parents and first wife Virginia Lee (Betteridge) Nossal. Peter is survived by his wife of 22 years, Helena Lee (deVyner)(Kullberg) Nossal, brother Ralph Nossal, his children Mark (Judi), Gay Wells (John) and Eric (Dawn). Helena's children Marc, Alan(Chris), Jonathan (Amy) and Matthew (Ronna) Kullberg. Grandchildren Liz and Karen Wells, Caitlin, Alyssa, Hannah, Nicolas and Cameron Kullberg.

Peter was non-judgmental, kind to all, always a gentleman, and a strong believer in education.

Memorial donations may be made to the scholarship program of your choice.

A private celebration of Peter's life to be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St Richmond, Me 04357. 207-737-4395

Gregory Lee Lemar

pic Lemar 3Gregory Lee Lemar, 59, of Dresden, died on Feb. 23, 2020 at Moosehead Lake in Greenville in a snowmobile accident while he and his wife enjoyed a sport they loved.

Beginning at the age of ten, Greg began digging worms alongside his dad and brothers. In the 1980’s he drove eighteen wheelers where he got the nickname “Gearjammer”. For forty years he cut and sold Christmas trees with his best friend, David Cronk, and later with his brother, Kevin. He opened Greg’s Used Autos in 1985 where he sold and repaired secondhand vehicles.

Greg loved digging marine worms which he considered the perfect way to make money and exercise at the same time. He enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, deep sea fishing, playing slots at the casinos, and vacationing with his wife and friends. He bought and “flipped” houses with his wife and figured that if he could make five bucks on it, why not? He loved bonfires, enjoyed drinking beer with his friends, and “tearing up” through the north woods. Going on adventures with his wife and dog Whitey, and spending Funday Sundays with them were the highlights of his week.

Greg was a member of the following clubs: Auto Auction of New England, Southern Auto Auction, Acadia Auto Auction, and “The Fun Club” which consisted of weekend warriors on the river or on the snow.

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Donald D. Sicard

Donald D. Sicard 81, of Lisbon Falls passed away after a long illness on February 7th, at Gosnell House in Scarbouough. Don was born in Windham, son of Roy J. Sicard and Jeannette Bellefeuille Sicard.

The family moved to Westbrook and Donald attended school there and later graduated from Cheverus High School. In 1957 Donald married Jacqueline Higgins and they settled in Portland. He worked several years and retired from Portland Housing Authority as a supervisor for the maintenance department. While his children were young, he also drove for Congdon Trucking delivering the Maine Sunday Telegram from Portland to Portsmouth.

Donald was a Master Maine Guide and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He spent many hours tying flies and began the Casco Bay Fly Tying Co. of Portland and Lisbon. He was a member of several hunting and fishing sporting groups. Being a man of many talents, he also played trombone for the S.D. Warren marching band, was a scout leader, licensed arborist and a Eucharistic Minister for the Cathedral Church in Portland.

He was predeceased by his wife Jackie, both of his parents and his brother Philip.

Donald is survived by his sister Jean Delano, daughters Mary Ann Adams and her husband Dana, Donna Sicard Patrick, Theresa Jimino and her husband Frank, Karen Sicard and her life partner Earl Cook, his 11 grandchildren Lynn Adams, Sara Adams Roy, Nicole Poulin, John Patrick, Thomas Patrick, Gerald Tucker, Ann Marie Tucker, David Sicard, Cameron King, Sierra Sicard and Skyler Brothers. Additionally, his 16 great grandchildren.

As per Donald’s request there will be no memorial services. A private family service will be held at a later date.

The family would also like to thank the folks at Falmouth House, Compassus Agency and Gosnell House for all of their kindness and support.

Marilyn Jean Allen

MaAllen pic 2rilyn Jean Allen, 72, of West Gardiner, passed on Feb. 16th, 2020 ,peacefully in her own home, surrounded by loved-ones.  Marilyn was born in Gardiner to Matte and Lester Parlin, on July 18th, 1947.  She attended Gardiner Area High school, and graduated Class of 1965.  Marilyn was a good shot and loved to hunt.  She also loved to fish at Thistle Pond and watching her beloved Red Sox.

Marilyn was predeceased by her parents Matte and Lester Parlin, her sisters Rochelle Downs and Jean Parlin, her nephew Roger Downs, Jr, and her infant grandsons Jordan David and Todd Michael.

Marilyn is survived by her high school sweetheart, and loving husband of 54 years, David Allen,  David’s brother Leon and his wife Dorothy of West Gardiner, David’s other brother Raymond and his wife Sandy Allen of West Gardiner, her niece Vicky and husband Joe Legere and their children of Falmouth, Danny Downs and partner Claude Castonguay of Biddeford, Marilyn’s son and daughter-in-law Todd and Kim Allen of Raymond, her daughter Tammy Allen of Farmingdale, Marilyn’s Grandson Nicholas Allen and his fiancé Alexandra Hall of Auburn, granddaughter Ashten Allen and her fiancé Greg Pease of Pittston, and four great-grandchildren Nyklauss, Teagan, Everett, and Avery.

The family of Marilyn will be forever grateful for the services provided by Maine General Hospice Care.

There will be a memorial visitation from 3pm to 5pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020.

Rosallie Mae (Wheeler) Andrews

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West Gardiner – Rosalie Mae (Wheeler) Andrews 96, of West Gardiner, passed away peacefully on Saturday Feb. 15th, with her youngest daughter at her side, at Gray Birch Nursing Home, Augusta, where she has resided for the past 3 year. She was born on February 1, 1924, in Gardiner. Rosalie was the daughter of the late Lester Alton Wheeler and Berniece Pearl Cunningham.

She was educated in the South Gardiner and Gardiner School system until the eighth grade, at that time she and her sister Catherine went to work at a textile mill in South Gardiner. She worked in retail sales for many years. The last 30 years Rosalie enjoyed fitting the area woman, for there under garments, at Sears Department Store in Augusta, until her retirement at the age of 83. She had a love for learning and reading that she continued to do right up to her last days.

On June 28th, 1946 she was married to Everard Sheldon Andrews Jr., until his death in 2002.  Rosalie loved being a home maker and raising her nine children.

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