Obituaries

Carl E. Slattery

slatteryLitchfield-Carl Edward Slattery, 89, of Litchfield, passed away in his home on
September 11, 2020, surrounded by his devoted family.

Carl was born on December 8, 1930 at home in Wales to Edward and Winifred
(Maxwell) Slattery.

On March 28, 1952 Carl married the love of his life, Florence Berry,
daughter of Clarence Berry and Gwenola (McGee) Berry of Litchfield, on
whose farm he worked before entering the US Marine Corps in 1950.  Carl
served his country for three years, including active duty in Korea.  He was
honorably discharged in 1953 after being promoted to sergeant whereupon he
returned to farming with his wife for the next thirty years.

During his free time (which is a joke only farmers will get) Carl was a
member of the William R Bold Legion Post, on the Board of Directors of the
Litchfield Farmer’s Club, as well as an active member of the Litchfield
Snowmobile and Sportsmen’s Clubs.

When they retired, Carl and Flo enjoyed motorcycling and RVing around the
country.  Carl loved to bowl, throw shoes, and watch as many sporting
events as possible, occasionally at the same time.

He leaves behind his devoted wife of 68 years, his son Bruce and wife
Patricia Slattery, his daughter Bethany Slattery-Mortimer, and several
adoring grandchildren and great grandchildren, who all called him “Bumpa”.
He is also survived by his brother Orman, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His family carries all the memories of a full life spent together.  They
will remember his work ethic, humor, and inconceivably loud sneezes.

There will be a graveside service at the Plains Cemetery in Litchfield on
Thursday, September 17th at 1:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to follow CDC
guidelines regarding outdoor gatherings. 

Memories and kind words can be left at
kincerfuneralhome.com

Eugene C. Hinkley

HinkleyRichmond-Eugene (Gene) Clinton Hinkley, 65, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 6, 2020.   

 Gene was born February 22, 1955 the son of Horace and Marlene Hinkley.

 Gene was a Cub Scout Den Leader for the Boy Scouts of America, Pack 610 in Richmond for several years.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a dog lover and cherished his family dogs, Nelson, Reuben and Darby. During his retirement he loved working on home projects and being outdoors. He was extremely artistic and very much enjoyed drawing, carving and photography.

 Gene retired in 2018 from Bath Iron Works where he was a dedicated employee for 43 years. He started as a shipfitter, was a supervisor and ended his time as a planner.

He was predeceased by his father, Horace Clinton Hinkley, Grandparents Alice & Horace Hinkley Sr. & Grandmother Helen Penny.

 Gene is survived by his wife of 45 years, Narda Hinkley of Richmond; daughter Nicole Cooley and husband Reggie Cooley of Gardiner, son, Aaron Hinkley and fiancé Heather Dyer of Richmond, his grandchildren Lainey, Abby, Payton, Braelyn, Jacob, Courtney, Jensen and Oliver.  Mother, Marlene Hinkley of Richmond, brother Brian Hinkley and spouse Barbara Umberhind of Richmond, sister Rhonda Fowler and significant other John Ellis of Palermo, along with many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A family funeral service will take place on Friday, September 11th at 1pm at the funeral home.

 Flowers are welcome; should friends desire a gift in Gene’s name may be sent to the Richmond Food Pantry, http://www.richmondareafoodpantry.org/Sponsors/

 Arrangements are in the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond.

June Evelyn (Wagg) Wheeler

Bowdoin:  June Evelyn (Wagg) Wheeler 100, a lifelong resident of Bowdoin died peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 30, 2020.  She was a beloved mother, ‘Grandma’, aunt and neighbor.  She was born on June 22, 1920 in Bowdoin at the brick house on the Wagg Road, the daughter of James and Edna (Buker) Wagg.  She attended grade school in Bowdoin one room schoolhouses and graduated from Litchfield Academy, as valedictorian.  She married Ervin Wheeler, June 22, 1940, and spent her life caring for others, while raising her family on the Wheeler Homestead just across the meadow from her birth place. 

She was a lover of all of God’s creatures from the friendly raccoon to the little ladybug.  She also loved her dogs and handed out treats whenever a neighborhood dog came to visit.   She was a long time member of the West Bowdoin Baptist Church, the Mission Circle, and the Bowdoin Historical Society.

June is predeceased by her husband, Ervin, her son, Stanley, her daughter, Marion, her son-in-law, Paul Bulick, and her brother, Merton ‘Bud’ Wagg.

She is survived by her daughters, Doris and her husband Albert Gagne, Lila Bulick, and daughter-in-law, Miriam Wheeler, all of Bowdoin, and son-in-law, Leo Pinard of Sabattus;  her grandchildren: Karen Gagne; Sarah and her husband Rick Delaney, Reuben and his wife, Angela Wheeler, Lincoln and his wife, Stacey Wheeler, Christine Bulick and Mark Goddard, Amanda and her husband, Shawn Maloy, Dawn Landry, Bill Landry and Bonnie Doyon, Adam and his wife, Nancy Pinard;  her great grandchildren:  Alex Gagne-Poliquin, Amber, Rylee, and Drew Delaney, Gideon, Caroline, Mary and Isaac Wheeler, Clayton, Tanner and Sawyer Wheeler, Travis and Devin Tetreault, Morgan and Pauline Maloy, Matthew Landry and Bailey Kollach, Kevin Landry, Sebastian and Timothy Michaud, Alexis Landry, Luke Boyd, Abby, Anna, and Lillian Pinard; plus many nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery on the West Road in Bowdoin on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 3 PM.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the West Bowdoin Baptist Church, 54 West Road, Bowdoin, ME 04287 or MidCoast Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

 

Milan B. Morton

MortonWiscasset-Milan B. Morton Jr., 81, of the Lowelltown Rd., passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

Milan, known as “Bart” to all his friends and family has born on September 13, 1938 in Boothbay the son of Milan and Annette Morton. 

He was a longtime employee of the town of Wiscasset as a truck driver. 

Bart loved racing and working on cars.  When he was younger he raced at Wiscasset Speedway and never lost interest to the point of building a car for someone else to drive.

In the later years you could find him puttering around the yard fixing something or just tinkering in the shop, with his dog close behind.

Bart was predeceased by his parents, brother Maynard and sister Helen.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years Nancy Morton of Wiscasset, daughters Debbie Gagnon and husband David of Wiscasset, Tammy Morton and partner Mike Giles of East Boothbay, son russell "Rusty" Morton of Boothbay, grandchildren Ashley Gagnon and Sarah Harvey, Kolby Morton, and great grandchildren Bryan, Anthony and Emmett.

Per Milan’s request there will not be any services at this time.

Scott R. Merriam


Richmond-Scott Richard Merriam 79, died Sunday August 23, 2020 at Maine Medical Center.
 He was born on April 28, 1941 in Camden ME to Fred Merriam and Madelyn Scott Merriam.
MerriamScott attended Belfast High School. Later on  he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served 9 years.
He worked for Harry C. Crooker for over 40 years.
Scott enjoyed spending time outdoors as well as with his family and friends. He loved taking rides to his camp with his wife Nancy. He also enjoyed doing auto body and paving.
Scott is survived  by his wife Nancy of Richmond, children, Stacey "Casey" Staley of Bushnell, Florida, Sherry Moody and her husband  Danny of Dresden, Kimberly  Campbell and her husband Jamie of Bangor, Josee Dumas and her husband Bill of Whitefield, Timothy Adams and wife Irene of Richmond,  Penny Pelletier and Companion Jody Mills of Wiscasset, Erika Thibeault and Companion  Greg Thornton of Whitefield and Terry Adam's of Lisbon, sisters Sandra Boguen of Belfast, Sheila Chandler of Swansville, Sharon Paul and her husband  Walter  of Gorham, 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren several nephews, neices and cousins.
Scott was predeceased by his parents, brother in laws Red Boguen of Belfast and Bruce Chandler  of Swansville and son in law Bruce Staley of bushnell Fl.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Legion post 202 Topsham, Me 04086.
A celebration of Life will take place on Friday, August 28th at 11am at the funeral home.  Burial will take place at a later date.

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

Dorothy M Wallace


WallaceRichmond-Dorothy M. Wallace, 92, died on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

She was born on January 1, 1928 in Brunswick the daughter of John and Katherine Goodenow.  Dot attended Brunswick and Richmond schools.  She later married Robert Wallace Sr., on May 23, 1947.

Before retiring, Dot was a longtime dairy farmer, working with her late husband Bob, who passed away in August of 2000.  She was a member of the Progressive and Enterprise Granges.  Also the friendship club, extension, Snow birds, snow rovers, and senior bowling league in Brunswick.  Dot enjoyed reading, playing cards, and particularly being with family.

Dot was predeceased by her parents, husband Robert Wallace, companion Gerald "Spike" Guiou, twins Richard and Russell, brother John Goodenow Jr., and sister Margaret Goodenow.  She is survived by her son Robert Wallace Jr., and wife Bev of Bowdoinham, daughter Kathleen Knight and husband Norman of Richmond, sister Betty Eaton and husband Otis of Topsham, grandchildren Christopher Wallace of S. Freeport, Norman Knight Jr., and wife Summer of Scarborough, Dee Blake of Richmond,  Melanie Anair and husband Richard of Richmond, Todd Burns and wife Diane of Sabattus, great grandchilren Mason, Ryan, Logan, Destiny, Connor, Kylie, many nieces and nephews.  Also, special "adopted son" Keith Guiou and wife Karen.
 
A special thanks to all the kids that worked on the farm over the years.
 
A graveside service will take place on Saturday, August 22nd at 10am in the Ridge Cemetery, Bowdoinham.  A gathering will follow at 85 Lincoln st. Richmond.
 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Richmond Nazarene Church or the Golden Oldies Senior Center, Richmond.

John C. Holmes

Richmond-Tragically, my dad “Jack” John Charles Holmes lost his life on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
 
He was the fourth child born to Anna G. And Harold M. Holmes Jr. on March 3, 1950 at Thayer Hospital in Waterville Maine, joining his older siblings Betsy, Ronnie and Natalie. Then came Harold and lastly, Michael.
 
After moving to Oakland he started school and graduated from Williams High School in 1969 where he played basketball.
 
Through the years Dad was a cabinetmaker, built a number of homes and beautiful furniture. We were working together on his Clinton home at the time of his death.
 
The fly rods he painstakingly built will be treasured. His love of the outdoors, kayaking, fishing and boating with special friends and family fulfilled his days. We spent endless hours together. He was a great man, father and friend. 
 
He is survived by his son (Sam) his siblings, many nieces and nephews and extended families and his friend Elizabeth. 
He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.  I love you Dad. 
 
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
 

Ellen M. Sproul

Richmond-Ellen M. Sproul, 79, of Lincoln St., passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 at the Hospice House in Auburn. 

She was born in Houlton on August 15, 1940 the daughter of Chester and Ida Burton.  Ellen lived in Houlton until moving to Richmond in the 50’s.

Ellen worked many years at Etonic Shoe in Richmond, where she was loved by many. 

She enjoyed cooking and fed many a road crew in the early 60’s as well as many at Bath Iron Works.  Ellen always cooked enough to feed the entire town of Richmond.  Hal and Ellen also enjoyed many road trips camping and pets throughout the years. 

She will be greatly missed by the Richmond community, her door was always open.

Ellen never met a stranger, she had a smile that could melt the coldest of hearts.

Ellen was predeceased by her parents.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years Hal Sproul of Richmond, daughter Debbie Gray of Richmond, stepson Tom Sproul and wife Linda of Glenburn, sister Charlotte Beasley of Richmond, special grandson Jason Gray, special niece Tina Cadrette, special friends Pokey Lebel, Chuck Hanson, nephew Butch and Linda Burns.  Also, grandchildren Eric, Megan, great grandchildren Mattie, Conner, Kolby, nieces, nephews and special cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday from 4 to 7 at the funeral home.  A graveside service will take place at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden on Wednesday at 11am.  A gathering will follow after the services at 45 Lincoln St., Richmond. 

Special thanks to nephew Butch and Linda Burns, very special thanks to Misty and Shirley her home health care nurses.  Ellen thought the world of Misty who helped beyond her job description.Sproul

Janis Murphy

JanisRichmond – Janis L. Murphy, died April 11, 2020, at the Richmond Elder Care.

She was born in Richmond, June 18, 1942, a daughter of Ralph and Thelma Ladd Pinkham.

She attended Richmond schools.

She worked at Harrington’s Restaurant in Richmond, Etonic Shoe in Richmond, Prout’s Strawberries & Vegetables in Bowdoinham, Progressive Housing Association at Westgate Estates in Bowdoin, and Enterprise Farm Greenhouse in Bowdoinham.

She was predeceased by her husband, Gary Murphy Sr., her parents, Ralph and Thelma Ladd Pinkham, her brothers, Marvin, Warren and Dennis Pinkham, her Father & Mother-in-law Thomas and Lucienne Murphy, sister-in-law, Susan Murphy McLean, brother-in-law, Randy Barber

Survivors include her son Gary Murphy Jr., of Richmond. Her grandchildren, Gage and Morgan Murphy of Richmond, her brother, Riley Pinkham  of Richmond, her sisters, Susan Lewia, of Richmond, Geraldine Russell and her husband Eugene, of Florida, Debbie Wallace and her husband James, of Brunswick. Sister-in-law, Linda Pinkham, Brother-in-laws, Rodney Murphy and wife Marionjean, Danny Murphy, Bobby Barber and wife Brenda, sisters-in-laws, Donna Hall and husband Gene, Gail Dostie and husband Don, Judy Barber and partner Annette. Several nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces and great great nephews and nieces. Her very loyal friend, Gerri Blake.

Janis enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Especially with her grandchildren, Gage and Morgan. Janis loved shopping her favorite store was the Christmas Tree Shoppe.  Janis loved doing arts and crafts, and decorating her house for Christmas, inside and out.

The family requests a private burial service that will be held at a later date. 

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arlene Johnson

Arlene JohnsonTopsham-Arlene Johnson, 83, of the Foreside Rd.. passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020.

She was born on July 3, 1937 the daughter of Kenneth and Arlettie Cromwell.

Arlene is survived by her husband of 37 years Bob Johnson, children Pam Cummings and husband Don Hurst, Carol Blackstone, Judith Butters, Raymond Blackstone, step children Robert Johnson III and wife Tammy, Christopher Johnson, Stephanie Ackley and husband Scott, brother Bill Moore and wife Bea, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Per Arlene's wishes there will not be any services.

Louise Pelletier

Lewiston-Louise Pelletier,78, a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on July 30, 2020 at the age of 78 after a brief illness.

Louise is survived by her sister Susan, her son Dana and his wife Kari, her three grandchildren - Stephanie, Caity and Jake, her three great grandchildren - Nora, Rae and Abby, and her best friend and soulmate, Roger Pelletier.

At her request, no services will be held.

Wanda L. French

Richmond-Wanda L. French, 65, of Kimball St., passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at Maine Medical Center in
Portland.

She was born on Augusta 1, 1954 the daughter of Robert and Beverly Lamoreau.
Wanda enjoyed crafts, card games, shopping, baking, camping, gambling & most importantly loved spending time with her large group of friends and family.

Wanda was a jack of all trades through out her life. She worked in shoe shops, worked as a C.N.A, moved along to working trailers at the fair, spent a few years working in a flower shop, and even did catering for some time .

She was predeceased by her parents, step daughter Michelle Stevens and nephew Daniel Lamoreau. Wanda is survived by husband Kermit French, daughter Theresia French & her significant other Steve Pollich of Lewiston, Son Shawn Lamoreau & wife Christine of Bowdoinham, 2 step daughters Shellaine Rollins and husband Brian, Johanna Mulford both of Farmington. She is also survived by her 4 brothers. Donald and Roberta lamoreau of Bowdoinham, Stephen and Jeannene Lamoreau of Bowdoinham, Terry and Wendy Lamoreau of West Gardiner, Malcolm Lamoreau of Richmond, 11 grand children & 16 great grand children.

The family would also like to like to thank her great niece Sheila Lavigne for all of her love and assistance with Wanda as her illness progressed.

The family would like to welcome all friends and family to join them for a celebration of life on Saturday, August 1st at 1pm at the home of her son and daughter-in law Shawn & Christine at 241 Carding Machine Rd., Bowdoinham Me 04008.

If desired Flowers may be sent to 241 Carding Machine Rd., Bowdoinham Me 04008 for the celebration of life or the Richmond Area Food Bank

A. Bruce Carver

 

A. Bruce CarverRichmond- A. Bruce Carver, 66, of the Langdon Rd., died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at his home.

He was born on March 22, 1954 in Gardiner the son of Bruce and Louise Carver.

Bruce enjoyed his grandchildren, boat riding and holding his dog.

He owned and operated ABC auto for many years.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents.  He is survived by his fiancee Andrea Delano of Richmond, daughters Amber Rose and fiancee Wayne Ripley, Erica Emerson and husband Robert all of Edgecomb, brother Brian Carver, grandchildren Gracie Rose, Henry Emerson and Olive Emerson.

Per Bruce's request there will not be any services.
 

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