Obituaries

Joyce E. Prindall

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Richmond - Joyce Elaine Prindall passed away on Sept 11, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born March 11, 1934 to Maynard and Mabel Hinkley. She was educated in Bowdoinham and graduated from Richmond High School.  She lived in Bowdoinham most of her life, moving to Richmond after she was widowed in 2003. She worked seasonally for Merrymeeting Gardens in Bowdoinham from childhood until her retirement.

She married the love of her life, William “Bill” Prindall in 1969 and they spent 34 happy years together. They spent their winters running the “Little Fish” smelt fishing company and in later years both worked together in “the gardens”

Joyce enjoyed flowers, the color orange, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was an expert in knitting and crocheting.  Her greatest hobby was reading. There was never a day when she didn’t read at least several hours.  She was also always busy baking goodies for those she loved – especially Woopie Pies

Joyce was a member of the Emblem Club of Brunswick, the Bowdoinham Fire Department Auxiliary, and the Golden Oldies seniors group in Richmond.

She was predeceased by her husband Bill Prindall and her sister Martha Noble.

She is survived by her sister Hope Harriman. She also if survived by her 5 children: Steven Billington and wife Marion of Leesburg Fl., Sandra Emmons and her husband Gary of Richmond, Suzan Billington of S. Portland, Scott Billington and his wife Lisa of Readfield, and Shawn Billington and his wife Karen of Bowdoinham.

Grandchildren are Gary Emmons Jr., Gregory Emmons, Shawn Billington Jr., Sherrie Bennett, William Wallace, Scott Billington Jr., Amanda Billington, and Kimberly Billington.

Joyce also had six great-grandchildren, and one great-great child along with several nieces and nephews – including her “favorite” niece Nancy Temple.

Special thanks need to be extended to: her wonderful friend Joyce Pinkham for all her support, Richmond Elder Care for their exceptional caring support for 2 years, and the Freeport Nursing home for their thoughtful excellent care of Joyce and her family in her final days.

Visitation will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 4-5PM with a Funeral Service to be held at 5Pm. Interment will be in the Densmore Cemetery in Bowdoinham at a later time. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Richmond Elder Care, 3 N Pleasant St, Richmond, ME 04357. Services are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Zain T.C. Swan

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Richmond – Zain Theodore Charles Swan was born without a heart beat on August 31, 2017 at 12:46PM. Born at 35 weeks he weighed 4 pounds 0.9 Ounces and was 17” long. Zain was the cherished son Daniel and Arlene (Rand) Swan and beloved brother to Dakota and Caleb McArthur, Landon, Gracia and Elissia Swan.

Zain is also survived by his maternal grandparents Donald Charles Rand Sr. and the late Linda Mae (McPherson) Rand, Paternal Grandparents Anthony and Peggy Swan, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Zain has blessed our lives and out little angel will never be forgotten.

We never had the chance to play, to laugh, to rock, to wiggle, 
We long to hold, touch you now, and listen to you giggle. 

I’ll always be your mother. He’ll always be your dad. 
You will always be our child, the child we never had. 

But now you’re gone…but yet you’re here. We’ll sense you everywhere. 
You are our sorrow and our joy, there’s love in ever tear. 

Just know our love goes deep and strong. We’ll forget you never. 
The child we had, but never had, and yet will have forever.

Funeral service for Zain will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 1PM. www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Matt C. Wheeler

Matt WheelerSouth Portland-Matt C. Wheeler, 36, formerly of Richmond and Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away following an accident on Monday August 28, 2017.

Matt was born on October 31, 1980 in Brunswick and attended Richmond schools.

Matt proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Iraq war.  He was honorably discharged from the Army in 2004.

He was currently enrolled at Middlesex College in Lowell, Ma hoping to further his career helping other veterans.  Matt will be sadly missed by his family, many friends and brother veterans.

Matt is survived by his parents Richard and Suzan Gelinas of South Portland, father Michael Wheeler and wife Helena of Bowdoinham, daughter Reese M. Wheeler of Westbrook, sister Jennifer Olivier and his nephew/Godson Trent Olivier of South Portland, step brother Robert Gelinas of Orono, grandmother Lucille Gelinas of Auburn, many loving aunts, uncles and friends.

There will be a private service for family and close friends held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta on Friday, September 8th at 1pm with military honors.

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

Gail Carkin

RICHMOND - Gail E. Carkin died on July 31, 2017 on her 81st birthday.
     She graduated valedictorian from Richmond High School where she played clarinet and trumpet in the band.  She became a Seventh Day Adventist after high school and frequently played the piano and organ at church.  In 1958 she graduated from Atlantic Union College with a BA in nutrition.  She married Merrill Carkin on June 8, 1958 and they lived in Richmond for most of their lives.
    Gail’s reputation as a natural salesperson began in high school when she would compete to always be the top seller for any fund raising event.  She went on to combine her interests in sales and nutrition when she opened a store out of her own home called Jenny-Jo’s Health Foods which specialized in vegetarian food.
    She later went on to become a Tupperware manager which she did for many years.  Always the saleslady, she was handing out catalogs right until her death.
    She was a lover of all animals, especially her cats.  If any of her neighbors wondered where their pets were they often would find out they had gone to Gail’s house to be fed on her doorstep.
    She was an very much an extrovert and loved talking to people.  Her four children have many painful memories of having to stand and wait while Gail had a conversation with a complete stranger.
    Gail was predeceased by her husband Merrill and her older brother Robert Stuber.
    She is survived by her four children, Peter of Fitchburg, Mass., Joline Carkin-Mejia and her husband, Mike, of Clinton, Mass., Jennifer Hall and her husband, Eric, of Casco, and Patrick and his wife Deana of Milford, N.H.; sister Sandra White and her husband, Alan, of Richmond and Cape Coral, nine grandchildren, Joshua, Erika and Mike Mejia; Brandon, Kate, and Camron Hall; Marley Carkin; Matthew and Sarah Blake; and one great-grandchild, Tristan Cedeno.
    Visiting hours will be from 11am to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond. A private graveside service for family members will follow.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330.

Francis Lambert

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Francis Lambert, 80, of Richmond, Maine passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017, He was born in Berlin, NH on December 27, 1936 a son of the late Emanuel and Jeannette (Croteau) Lambert.

Francis enjoyed hunting and fishing at his camp in Willamantic, Maine. He taught his children and grandchildren how to fish, cook and make the perfect bon Fire. Many nights were spent around the bon fires playing the harmonica, spoons and telling humorous stories.  He worked as a carpenter/builder without a blue print and was a hard worker having many jobs throughout his life. There were not many things that Francis could not do.  Many days he could be found haying the fields, when he was younger.

Francis is survived by his companion Shirley Tourtelotte, children; Brenda and Duane Toothaker of Harpswell, Ralph and Pam Lambert of Tennessee, Wayne and Carol Lambert of Harpswell, Melisa Lambert and John Hurley of Florida, Arnold and Lorri Tourtelotte of Gardiner, David and Paula Tourtelotte of Gardiner, and Nancy and Eric Smith of  Bath as well as 18 grandchildren and 27 greatgrandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Pat Vachio of Connecticut, a brother Richard and Joan Lambert of New York. Francis was predeceased by his parents, siblings Anita and Clarance and also by his wife Doris (Holman) Lambert.

Francis; family wishes to extend a special thank you to Jack Ruby, Dennis Carver, Leighton Carver and Dr. Linda Hermans for their love and support. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Carol A. MacDonald

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She was born on April 4, 1940 in Augusta.

Carol was a member of the Bowdoinham Ladies Auxiliary and Bowdoinham Snowmobile Club.

Some of the many things that Carol loved doing were snowmobiling, going to sports
games, and baking for family and friends.

Carol worked at the Country Manner in Coopers Mills as an Activities Director and Nurses' Aide

Carol was predeceased by her beloved husband, Adrienne "Jr." MacDonald.

Left to cherish her memory, Carol is survived by her daughter Melody and Bruce Berry
of Bowdoinham, son Eric and Tami MacDonald of Augusta, grandchildren Josh
MacDonald, Sara Berry, Sam Berry, Diana Hinkley, siblings, Nancy and Rick
Stinson, Tommy and Beth Morang and Howard Morang.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at 57 Muddy River Lane,
Bowdoinham, between the hours of 1 pm and 3pm.

In Lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made in Carol's memory to the
Alzheimer's Association, alz.org.  The family would like to thank the staff at Maine
General Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner for their care of Carol and the staff at the
Brunswick Respite Care.

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

Zena Don

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Zena Don passed away quietly on Friday, the 21st of July 2017. She lived a full life.  Born in Rostov on the Don, Russia in 1927 to Anastasia and Ivan Kumow, she survived WWII, Stalin, life in an internment camp, and by her own account, her mother-in-law!  She enjoyed a good story and was a ravenous reader with the more salacious the story the better. She enjoyed a good meal with family and friends even more, spiced with a good drink. She was married to Paul Don for over 50 years and together they raised a family on a farm in Dresden along the Eastern River. She was the mother of daughter Tamara and son Michael.  She leaves behind Tamara and her husband George (Lemar), and grandsons Russell and Gregary.  She also leaves behind son Michael, his wife Christine who Zena referred to as "daughter #2," their daughters Natasha, Avary and Theresa, and son Nicholas.  Along with them she also leaves behind her "adopted" daughter Natasha Woodland. Services will be held on Saturday, the 29th of July at 1 o'clock at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me. with an immediate burial at the Richmond Cemetery following the memorial service. Afterwards a reception will be held at The Montsweag Roadhouse restaurant on Rt. 1, Woolwich. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Laurelei Johnson

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Orr's Island – Laurelei L. Johnson, 73, passed away at Mid Coast Hospital on July 16, 2017 surrounded by family. Laurelei was a resident of Orr's Island, ME and Dunedin, FL.  She was born on September 6, 1943 the daughter of the late Merton Lake and Elaine (McGowen) Bride.
Laurelei was a graduate of Brunswick High School Class of 1961. She held various jobs within the community including; Cook's Lobster House, Harpswell Is. School and a Librarian for Orr's Is. Library.  In later years she received her nursing degree from Central Maine Community College and moved to Florida where Laurelei was a LPN for 30 years until her retirement in 2012.
Laurelei enjoyed all styles of dancing, taking morning walks through her beautiful perennial gardens and along the shores of Lowell's Cove near her home.  She was an avid gardener and all those who knew her knew she would spend the beautiful Maine summer days on Orr's Island amidst her gardens.
Laurelei is survived by her two sisters; Leedra (Leon) Southard of South West Harbor, Karlene Helmers of FL, her 3 children, Robert (Tami) Johnson III of Lewiston, Christopher Johnson of New Hampshire and Stephanie (Scott) Ackley of Freeport.  Laurelei also leaves 2 grandchildren; Joshua and Mackenzie Ackley as well as several nieces and nephews.
At Laurelei's request a gathering of remembrance for close friends and family will be scheduled at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orr's and Bailey Island Fire/Rescue. Arrangements are under the car of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

Daniel P. Gilbride

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Brewer-Daniel Patrick Gilbride, 53, passed away at Togus VA Hospital on July 15, 2017.  He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on September 19, 1963 to Faye Gould and Francis Gilbride.  He grew up in Orono on Pushaw Lake. He always remembered and shared many stories about his Gould’s Landing friends.  Danny loved to tell a story.  He enlisted in the US Navy on November 21, 1984 and was honorably discharged on February 26, 1988.  He served on the USS John F. Kennedy and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.  He lived his life his way, enjoying every moment.  Danny enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding “his bike”.     

His parents predeceased Danny.  He is survived by his step-mother, Joan Ames, his sisters Kelly Gould and Joan Carol Ames and his only son, Bohn Gilbride and fiancée Brooke LaBossiere.  His first granddaughter will be arriving in September. 

The family would like to thank all those friends who came to visit Danny, especially his Dunkin Bug-Huggers Riders Club. 

At Danny’s request there will be no service.  A gathering to celebrate Danny’s life will be announced at a later date. 

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

Helen Lane

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Helen, 104, returned to her Heavenly Father on, July 10, 2017.  She was born, October 8, 1912, in Litchfield, Maine, the only child of Edward and Elsie Libby.  Helen married Willard Charles Lane, April 20, 1934, in Litchfield.  Willard preceded her in death on August 18, 2001.
Helen graduated from Litchfield Academy in 1930 and Farmington Normal School in 1932.  She taught elementary school for 37 years.  She will be remembered for her service in the Grange, community, and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and winning the most Flinch games.
She is survived by three of her four children:  W. Carlton (Jeanine) Lane of Litchfield; Shirley (Walton) Summers of Willard, Utah, Sylvia (Nick) Morrill of Litchfield, 19 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 20 great great-grandchildren.   A son, George Edward Lane preceded her in death.
 A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 1pm in the Winthrop Ward Chapel, 1182 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine.   Interment will be in the Litchfield Plaines Cemetery.

CLAUDIA C. WALLACE

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RICHMOND - ANOTHER ANGEL HAS ENTERED HEAVEN'S GATES. CLAUDIA C. WALLACE, 93, PASSED AWAY JULY 10, 2017, AT MID-COAST HOSPITAL IN BRUNSWICK.

SHE WAS BORN AUGUST 23, 1923, IN KINGFIELD, MAINE THE DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH COTE OF CANADA AND AURORE FOURNIER MICHAUD OF MAINE BUT RESIDED MOST OF HER LIFE IN RICHMOND.  CLAUDIA ATTENDED RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL.  SHORTLY THEREAFTER SHE WORKED AT BATH IRON WORKS DURING WWII..  SHE ALSO WORKED AT AMES TEXTILE FACTORY AND  ETONIC SHOE IN RICHMOND AS A STITCHING ROOM FOREMAN FOR   19  YEARS.  SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN RICHMOND.

SHE VERY MUCH ENJOYED LIFE, FROM BOWLING, SNOWMOBILING, SQUARE DANCING, ATTENDING BLUEGRASS FESTIVALS, AND KEEPING BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GARDENS AT HOME.  HER FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR WERE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. SHE AND HER HUSBAND JOHN SR. PRACTICALLY BUILT THEIR HOME ON THE COUNTY ROAD TOGETHER. SHE WAS A HARD WORKING WOMAN.  SHE BELIEVED THAT IDLE HANDS WERE A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TIME AND SHE ENJOYED GARDENING AND CANNING VEGETABLES  AND PICKLES . SHE WAS A DEVOTED WIFE, MOTHER, SISTER AND AUNT WHO WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN NEEDED.

CLAUDIA WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, HER HUSBAND JOHN, BROTHERS LEO MICHAUD OF EAST CORINTH, ME., AND ROLAND AND ALBERT COTE OF CANADA, SISTERS MARIE CLAIR COTE OF CANADA, AND ROSE MARIE GIGUERE OF RICHMOND. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER SON JOHN OF RICHMOND, SISTERS RITA AND HUSBAND BOB HANNING OF RANDOLPH, IRENE DOLIBER OF SEARSPORT, LORNIA WOOD OF DEER ISLE, AND BROTHER REGINALD AND WIFE LULA MICHAUD OF RHODE ISLAND.  SHE ALSO LEAVES BEHIND A VERY SPECIAL SISTER-IN-LAW DOROTHY WALLACE OF RICHMOND.  THEY SHARED MANY SPECIAL MOMENTS TOGETHER. SHE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF AT MID COAST HOSPITAL IN BRUNSWICK THAT TOOK CARE OF MOM DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. THEY ARE WONDERFUL CARING PEOPLE.

A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, 1PM, JULY 23, 2017 AT COTTON CEMETERY IN RICHMOND AFTER WHICH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WILL GATHER AT THE AMERICAN LEGION ON CARDING MACHINE ROAD IN RICHMOND.

Ann Davis

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Bowdoinham – Ann Gail Davis, 57 of Bowdoinham passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at her home. She was born in Brunswick, Maine on December 30, 1959, a daughter of the late Vernon A. and Pauline (Tome) Tourtelotte. She attended local schools and graduated from Mt. Ararat High School.
 
Ann worked at Clarostat, the Bowdoinham Country Store and had her own daycare for many years: Annie's Day Care. Ann was also the head of the Bowdoinham EMS and a member of the Bowdoinham Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed crafts, playing cards and her community. She even started her own Thanksgiving dinner for those members of the community who needed a place to go on Thanksgiving.
 
Ann is survived by her Fiancée Robert Dickinson, her sister Linda Douglass and her husband Gary, of Bowdoinham,  as well as her pets Buddy and Peanut.
 
Thanks to Chans for her wonderful care, and a special Thank You to Nurse Katy. At Ann's request there will be no services.  There will be a celebration of life on July 15 at the Bowdoinham Fire Station starting at 2:00. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Linda Jones

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Linda Jones, age 68, of Richmond, Maine, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Friday, June 16th.  Linda is survived by her sister, Loretta Moores, of Westbrook, nephew John Moores, his wife, Joelle, and two nieces, Elyse and Brynn Moores. She is also survived by her loving sister-in-law, Sandra Wiley, and brother-in-law, Roger Wiley, of South Casco, and chosen daughter, Helana Brigman of Vinalhaven.

Born May 31, 1949, in Augusta, Maine, to Alice and Armand Fortin, Linda spent much of her childhood hunting and fishing at camps with her family. She graduated from Cony High School in 1967 where she performed as a Majorette Leader for the Cony Majorette Team. After graduating, Linda earned her degree in X-Ray Technology in 1971 from the Maine Institute of Continuing Medical Education, becoming an X-Ray Technician and one of only a few women to work in the field of Nuclear Medicine at this time.

During her thirty-five-year career in medicine, Linda worked as a Nuclear Tech for Pen Bay Hospital, the Veterans Administration (V.A.) at Togus, Millinocket Regional Hospital, and Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Linda became part of Mid Coast’s Cardiology team in 2005 where she worked until her passing. 

At home and at work, Linda’s sense of humor brightened the lives of others, and she will forever be remembered for her generous heart and adventurous spirit. Linda’s cooking skills were famous amongst family and friends, and she was honored with a national book dedication in 2013 (The Fresh Table, LSU Press) and a reprinting of one of her famous recipes.

A memorial service for Linda Jones will be held on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, Maine. Friends, family, and those who were impacted by Linda’s wonderful presence are invited to attend.