Obituaries

James D. Pinkham Sr.

dadFlorida-James Dean Pinkham Sr., formerly of Sidney, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2019 while he was sleeping. James was living in Florida at his time of passing.

James, a graduate of Cony High School in Augusta, Maine, enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Most recently he moved to Florida to be closer to his mother, brothers and sisters.  He enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling.

He was survived by his children, James Pinkham Jr. and his wife Kari Pinkham, Kevin Veniot and wife Chelsea, Scott Pinkham and his wife Lora Pinkham and Michael Pinkham.  His grandchildren, Alexander, Tyler, Zakary, Kyleigh, Emrie, Carson, Cody, Sadie and Mckayla.  Great grandchildren, Jamerson.  His mother Marie Stilphen of Georgia.  His brothers Timmy Pinkham of Maine, Warren Dean Pinkham Jr. of Maine, George Pinkham of Florida, Richard Pinkham of Florida.  His sisters, Cathie Gavett of Maine,  Lisa Blakely of Georgia, Tammy Porter of Maine, Tina Pinkham of Florida and Pamela Powers of Massachusetts.   He was predeceased by his father Warren Dean Pinkham Sr., uncle Dennis Pinkham, grandson Braden Tyler Pinkham, along with other aunts and uncles.

James will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and had the opportunity to cross paths with him.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, October 18th from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.  A graveside service will take place on Saturday, October 19th at 11am at the Richmond Cemetery, Main St.  Followed by a gathering of family and friends at the Richmond Grange Hall on Alexander Reed Rd. in Richmond, where we can celebrate James's life.  Some food will be provided by Texas Roadhouse, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a hot or cold dish of their choice.  Any flowers may be sent to the funeral home.

Andrew Tyler Severy

SeveryAndrew "Tyler" Severy

Waterville-Andrew Tyler Severy, 28, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at his home.

He was born on March 19, 1991 in Augusta the son of Andrew Severy and Billie Jo Brann.

Tyler enjoyed playing guitar and being with his dog Bruno.  Tyler was a peoples person with a contagious laugh that always brightened up a room.

He was predeceased by his grandfather Leon Severy and grandmother Dorothy Brann.  Tyler is survived by his father Andrew Severy and wife Christine of Litchfield, his mother Billie Jo Brann and her partner Donnie Armstrong of Monmouth, sister Brittany Waterhouse of Gardiner, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will be holding a private service at a later date.

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

Chester Dean

pic Dean ChesterBowdoinham-Chester Dean, 99, died on September 26, 2019 in Brunswick.

Chester was born in Bath on April 30, 1920, the son of Walter and Lucie (Blethen) Dean. He went to school in Bath and Bowdoinham.

Chester entered military service in the US Army on Oct. 3, 1944. He was in the 101st Airborne during WWII. After he went to Paratrooper school, he was stationed in the Philippines, and was a truck driver in Company B 79th Engineer Construction Battalion.

After his military service, Chester worked as a truck driver for St Johnsbury and Crooker. He was a Duck Hunting Guide in Merry-meeting Bay, and for many years he was a reserve officer with Topsham PD. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, American Legion (Richmond Post), volunteered with the Bowdoinham Fire department, was a Selectman for Bowdoinham and for a couple of years held the Boston Post Cane because he was the oldest person in the Town of Bowdoinham.

Chester enjoyed hunting, fishing, had his Cub pilot license, and loved caring for his animals. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Chester was predeceased by his daughter Betty Davis, and his sons Pvt. Donald Dean, and Harry Dean.

He is survived by his wife of many years Esther Dean, his daughters Jewel Temple and her husband Calvin, Melody Hanson and her husband Bruce; a son; Kenneth Dean of New Hampshire, grandchildren Adam Temple, Aaron Temple, Jennifer Hanson, Mathew Hanson and, numerous other grandchildren and great grandchildren.

There will be a burial, with military honors, at 1pm on Friday, October 18th at Bay-view Cemetery in Bowdoinham.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Chester's honor to the American Legion Emerson and Lane Post 132, 55 Carding machine Rd., Richmond, ME 04357.

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

Sandra L. Trask

traskBath- Sandra L. Trask, 76, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

She was born on September 6, 1943 the daughter of Kenneth and Eleanor Gilpatrick.

Sandra enjoyed going to Myrtle Beach, SC., for the winters.  She also enjoyed camping, playing beano and bowling.

Sandra worked at Bath Iron Works for over 30 years.

She was predeceased by her parents, sister Norma Johnson, brothers Clinton, Gary and Bradley Gilpatrick.  Sandra is survived by her husband of 58 years David Trask of Bath, daughters Sema Pratt and husband Fred of Richmond, Teresa Morse and husband Barry of Richmond, sisters Joan Noble of Palermo, Jean and husband Bill Stone of South Carolina, brothers Keith and wife Kathy of Richmond, Dale Gilpatrick and wife Lisa of Freedom, Ricky Gilpatrick and wife Inez of Georgia, grandchildren Joshua Williams, Tiffany Munsey, Cory Munsey and wife Brandi, Evan Morse and wife Taylor, great grandchildren Bryn, London and Wyatt.

A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, September 17th at 11am at the Richmond Dresden Methodist Church Pleasant St. Richmond.  Burial will follow at 1pm at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta.

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

Dorothy E. Bodge

LeslieFamily 016Dorothy E. Bodge, 76, of Wiscasset, passed away at her home after a long battle with cancer.

Born in Whitefield on April 5, 1943, she was the youngest of six children born to Richard and Mildred Russell.

She enjoyed following friends and family on Facebook, looking at the pictures, camping with family and friends in Kokadjo while looking for moose, coloring on her iPad, taking dozens of pictures of family and friends and most of all, spending her time with family.

She is predeceased by her parents, Richard and Mildred Russell; brother, Robert Russell Sr.; and sister, Beverly Trask.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Bodge; daughters, Shelley Bailey and husband Jerry Bailey, and Karen Thayer; son, David Bodge; stepdaughters, Rhonda, Lisa, Stacy, and Gayle; sisters, Louise Dancer and Gloria Bailey; brother, Phillip Russell; eight grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at the Whitefield Cemetery, Route 218, on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 at 1 p.m. A celebration of life will follow at the Alna Fire Department.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Faith Baptist Church, 144 Mills Road, Newcastle, ME 04553.

James H. Gallagher

GallagherBowdoinham-James H. Gallagher, 80, of the Carding Machine Rd., died on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born in York, Maine on May 18, 1939 the son of William and Anne Gallagher.

Jim was a very hard worker who never complained.  He Worked for many years at Nash's in Richmond as a mechanic and also at Bond's Orchard in Richmond, making cider, pruning trees and spraying.

He enjoyed his animals.  Jim was a member of the Norther New England Bird Association.

Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years Louise Gallagher, children Richard, Carolyn and Frank, grandchildren Amanda, Karee, Cassandra, 3 great grandchildren Robert, Jahlil and Aaliyah.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, September 11th at 1pm at Cotton Cemetery in Richmond.  A celebration of life will follow at the Richmond American Legion, Carding Machine Rd. Richmond.

James H. Gallagher

GallagherBowdoinham-James H. Gallagher, 80, of the Carding Machine Rd., died on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born in York, Maine on May 18, 1939 the son of William and Anne Gallagher.

Jim was a very hard worker who never complained.  He Worked for many years at Nash's in Richmond as a mechanic and also at Bond's Orchard in Richmond, making cider, pruning trees and spraying.

He enjoyed his animals.  Jim was a member of the Norther New England Bird Association.

Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years Louise Gallagher, children Richard, Carolyn and Frank, grandchildren Amanda, Karee, Cassandra, 3 great grandchildren Robert, Jahlil and Aaliyah.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, September 11th at 1pm at Cotton Cemetery in Richmond.  A celebration of life will follow at the Richmond American Legion, Carding Machine Rd. Richmond.

Frankie T. Greenleaf

greenleafWestport Island-Frankie T. Greenleaf Jr., died on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital , Brunswick.

He was born on March 25, 1945 in Sanford, Maine the son of Frankie T. Greenleaf Sr., and Beatrice Colby Greenleaf.             Frank graduated Morse High, Bath, Maine 1963.             He later graduated from Andover College with a degree in Computer Science in 1980.


Frank proudly served in the 1st Cav and 82nd Airborne Division of the Army 1965-69. He was a decorated Combat Veteran of the Viet Nam War.

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Leland J. Smith

Lee SmithRichmond-Leland J Smith, 88, passed peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2019 with his family by his side.

He was born in Bebe River NH, on May 17, 1931 the son of Arlene and Hiram Smith.

Lee moved to Richmond when he was nine-years-old and resided there for the rest of his life. He met his wife as a teenager and they just celebrated their 71st anniversary. He was a hard-working and wonderful man with amazing strength. He was always loving, caring and generous. He was well-known for his character and integrity.

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Horace Wilkinson Briggs II

Horace BriggsL.A. California-Horace (Hod) Wilkinson Briggs II, 86, of Los Angeles, California, passed away on August 11, 2019 in Brunswick, Maine. Hod was born in Washington, Connecticut, on February 5, 1933, the third child of Horace W. and Margaret (Worcester) Briggs.

Hod was loved by all who knew him and will be remembered as a devoted husband and father known for his intelligence and authenticity, his kindness, and his wry wit and love of puns. He grew up in Newtonville, Mass. and was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, then Oberlin College, where he met his wife, Mary Ann, and after a trial year at Yale Divinity School, he switched to Asian studies at Yale, where he received a master’s degree, then went on to earn his doctorate in international relations at the Fletcher School of Tufts University. He taught Asian history at the University of Vermont until teaching positions at Cal State Hayward and then Loyola Marymount took him and his young family to California. Later in his career, he established Briggs Reporting Company, Inc., an electronic court reporting firm.

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Diana J. McIntire

McIntireGreene-Diana J. McIntire passed away on August 7, 2019 at the age of 81.

Diana lived most of her life in Bath but resided and was cared for by her sister, Jackie and family, the last few months of her life. She was born in Dresden, Maine, daughter of Jesse and Jean James on November 26, 1937. Diana attended schools in Dresden and moved to Bath after she married.

While raising her family, Diana worked for the Bath School Department. She moved to New York in 1980 and worked at West Point Military Academy but returned to Maine in 1985 and worked at Bath Iron Works in the engineering department as a technical clerk until retiring in 2003.

Diana was an avid softball player in the 70s and was a star first baseman for Dana’s Ladies in the Women’s Softball League in Brunswick. Despite being the oldest player on the team, she played like she was the youngest with a great glove and a smooth swing.

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Josephine E. Merrill

Richmond-Josephine E. Merrill, 100, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at her home. 

She was born on December 20, 1918 in Dresden, Maine the daughter of Calvin and Ida James.

She was a member of the Richmond, Church of the Nazarene and the local senior group.

Josephine enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking car trips and making snacks for fellowship times at her church.

Her work history included a local shoe factory, the school hot lunch program and the school superintendent’s office.

Josephine was predeceased by her parents, 7 siblings, and husband Edmund.

She is survived by her sons, Carleton from Auburn, Roger from Richmond, and Timothy from Newburgh; 6 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren.

There will be no visitation hours.  A graveside service will take place on Monday, the 5th of August at 11 a.m. in Cotton Cemetery, Richmond.

Irene F. Christian

ChristianBowdoinham-Irene F. Christian passed away July 7th, 2019 with her two unofficially adopted daughters, Connie Peacock of Dresden and Jacinta Blodgett of Bowdoinham, by her side. 
She was born May 6th, 1936 in Danbury CT., to Victor and Luana Staib. 
After graduating from Newton High School class of 1954, she married Walter A. Cole.  They had four children and later divorced.  In 1963 she married her beloved husband, Roger A. Christian, who predeceased her in 1984.  Irene was also predeceased by a daughter and son.  She is survived by a daughter, son, multiple grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many friends. 
Irene loved to crochet, knit, and craft with plastic canvas; she loved birds, flowers, and going to car shows. 
At her request, there will be no visiting hours.  A service will be held at the Central Maine Veterans' Cemetery, on Civic Center Drive, in the outdoor pavilion, and then she'll be buried next to her husband, Roger. 
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choosing.