2009 Obituaries

2009 Obituaries

Bradley J. Morris

Bowdoin-Bradley J. Morris, 55, passed away unexpectedly on Monday December 28, 2009 at an area hospital.

Bradley was born in Presque Isle, Maine on February 23, 1954 to Arnold J. Morris (deceased April 10, 2008) and Roberta R Corriveau Morris (deceased April 24,1992) He attended Hope school as a child.

He worked at coastal workshop, Freeport Town square and Personal Onsite Development when he retired in 2007. Bradley was associate of Progressive Housing Association for the past 21 years.

Bradley enjoyed visiting with family, friends and his extended family at Apple Ridge. He went shopping for antique cars. He enjoyed listening to his radio, playing games, washing vehicles, he was especially fond of bikes and cars. He loved animals, especially cats, he enjoyed being outside in the yard and taken trips, these were just a few things Bradley enjoyed through the years. Bradley had the brightest blues eyes and touched many with his smile, great since of humor. Bradley will be missed by his staff at Apple Ridge, who had the pleasure with assisting him with his residential care since 1995.

Bradley had many physical difficulties but his will to live and have a joyful life was an inspiration to his family.

Bradley is survived by his siblings, Debra L. Morris, Janine Morris, Stephen Morris all of Warwick, Rhode Island and Robin Morris Fendley of Vernon, Connecticut.

A memorial Service and celebration of Bradley's life will be held at the Nazarene Church in Richmond on January 9 at 11 a.m.

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


Judith A. (McKenna) Dearborn

Richmond-Judith A. Dearborn, passed away on December 19, 2009 at Maine General Medical Center Augusta.

She was born on Oct. 9, 1939 in Richmond the daughter of Vinton James McKenna and Leona Flora (Small) McKenna. Jud attended Gardiner Area Schools.

Judith worked as a hand sewer for Eaton Shoe and Clarostat in Richmond for several years. She also was self employed.

Judith enjoyed going to beano with her best friend Charlotte Beasley and playing poker with brothers and sisters.

Judith was predeceased by her sister Sue Ellen (McKenna) Moody, brothers Kenneth, Robert, Roland and Larry McKenna. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Roland Dearborn of Richmond, Stepson Russell Seigars and his wife Debra of Freeport, special nephew Donald McKenna and Companion Pam Young of Bowdoinham, brothers Rodney McKenna and wife Mertle of Somerville, Harold McKenna of Pittston, Stephen McKenna of Chelsea, sisters Beverly (McKenna) Ryan of Montville, Corine (McKenna) Beckwith of Augusta, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will take place Wed. December 30th at 11am at the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer and the Maine General Medical Center in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care 361 Old Belgrade Rd. Augusta, Me 04330

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


Robert L. Paulin

Gardiner-Robert L. Paulin, 62, of Libby Hill Rd. passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

Bob was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on January 31, 1947 the son of Leo and Irene (Cormier) Paulin.

He enjoyed working in his garage on motor sport projects and building race cars.

Bob worked as an Auto Mechanics instructor at the Capital Area Vocational Technical Center in Augusta for ten years. He also owned and operated his own motorsports marketing agency and served as the Northeast Media Coordinator for NASCAR. He was a published journalist, writing several motorsports columns for the Kennebec Journal and Lewiston Sun Journal.

He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Diane Paulin, Janine McGovern. Bob is survived by his wife, Diana (Mandile) Paulin of 42 years of Gardiner, a sister Anne-Louise Paulin of Seattle, WA a very special niece Angela Ayer of Wareham, MA and special friend Carole Hickey and her husband Nelson of Whitefield.

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

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Bowdoin Mill Island Suite 300 Topsham, Me 04086.

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


Catherine E. Trask

Farmingdale-Catherine E. Trask, 83, formerly of Richmond passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2009 at Capt. Lewis Residence, Farmingdale.

She was born in Gardiner the daughter of Earl and Agnes Bailey.

Cathy worked for Gardiner Shoe for 18 years and Etonic Shoe in Richmond for over 22 years.

She enjoyed cooking and gardening. Cathy was also a member of the Richmond Senior Citizens and the Dresden Richmond Methodist Church.

Cathy was predeceased by her parents, husband Carl Trask, Dorothy Grimes, brothers Elwood Bailey, Charles Bailey and Jon Bailey.

She is survived by her children Vicki MacDonald and her husband Lawrence of Windham, William Coutts Jr. and his wife Pamela of Randolph, Denis Coutts and wife Erin Moulton of South Gardiner, sister Barbara Thornton of W. Gardiner, Carolyn McIver of Chelsea, Joyce Frasier and her husband Linwood of Randolph, brother Earl Bailey and wife Wanda of Dresden, 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery.

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


June L. Tibbetts

Dresden-June L. Tibbetts, 47, of Dresden Maine, passed away unexpectedly on November 28th, 2009. June was born in Boothbay Harbor Maine to Arthur and Marion Tibbetts on June 24th, 1962. She is survived by her boyfriend of 10 years, David Morse, three sisters, Lorna Tibbetts of Brunswick Maine, Sally Tibbetts of Brunswick Maine, and Lynn Shaw of Wiscasset Maine. Also by a niece and nephews, Corrina Tibbetts, Stephen Tibbetts, and Christopher Tibbetts.

June was full of life and loved everything in it. She was very nature oriented. She liked plants and painting on environmental canvases. If times were tough she was always there for you and had a knack for seeing the positive side of the situation to cheer you up. A few of her favorite things were animals, roses, sea shells, and the ocean . She will be missed dearly by everyone who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a humane society in honor of June Tibbetts.

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


Ada P. Friend

Augusta-Ada P. Friend, 75, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2009 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

She was born in Richmond on July 20, 1934 the daughter of George and Mildred (Crowell) Gilbert and graduated from Richmond High School in 1953.

Ada worked as the head of housekeeping for Augusta General Hospital for over 18 years. She also worked at Eaton Shoe and Clarostat for many years.

She enjoyed camping, cleaning, cooking, flower gardening, and especially time spent with her grandchildren. Ada was also member of the Fireman’s Auxiliary in Richmond for many years.

Ada was predeceased by her parents, husband of 40 years Arthur Friend and a brother Arthur Gilbert. She is survived by her companion Alvin Lothridge of Bolton Hill, Augusta, daughters Beverly Friend of Readfield and Texas, Mary Crimmin and her husband David of Westbrook, son Clifford Friend and wife Kathy of Litchfield, sisters Mary Lynch of Richmond, Ann Churchill and husband Norton of Lewiston, grandchildren Michael Tomas Duggan, Joe Friend, Meghan Crimmin, Brandon Crimmin, Samantha Friend, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, December 1st from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, December 2nd 11am at the Richmond Cemetery. A gathering and luncheon will follow the graveside service at American Legion Post 132 Carding Machine Rd. Richmond.

In Ada’s memory donations may be made to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center 361 Old Belgrade Rd. Augusta, Me 04330.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond


Rollins “Preb” C. Preble

Richmond-Rollins C. Preble, 81, formerly of Bowdoinham passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

He was born on June 10, 1928 in Fairfield.

Preb worked as a truck driver, plowing snow, and in construction all for Williams Construction and Barry Construction Co. until his retirement.

He spent many years living in St. Augustine Florida where he served from 1991 to 1996 as a dedicated volunteer at St. John’s County Council on aging for the Senior Volunteer Program as a cook at the senior center. Preb in his last few years lived in Bowdoinham with his companion.

He had a great love for camping, fishing and enjoyed wild life. Over the years he trained many chipmunks to eat out of his hands and always had a soft spot for his pets.

Preb was predeceased by his wife of thirty years Myrtle Preble and step daughter Linda Witt.

He is survived by a son William Preble of Sidney, daughter Kathleen Preble, step daughter Elaine White and husband Peter of Richmond, step son’s William Witt and his wife Holly of Harmony, Douglas Witt and his wife Paula of Randolph, Massachusetts, companion Millie Booth of Bowdoinham, and her daughters Linda Fenohr and husband Dan of Topsham, Barbie Guerrette of Brunswick, several grand children, great grand children and cousins.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, November 28th at 11am in the Richmond Cemetery, Richmond.

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


WAYNE R. FINCHER

Wiscasset-Wayne R. Fincher, 63, of Bath, Maine died on November 17, 2009 at the home of his caregivers Julie and Bill Giles.

Wayne was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Marjorie Fincher of Five Islands, Maine and Robert Garcia.

He was a member of the American Legion in Bath. Wayne enjoyed time with friends and watching news shows on television.

He was employed in the tin shop at Bath Iron Works until he was disabled by a series of strokes.

Wayne was predeceased by both parents and an infant grandson.

Wayne is survived by his sister Marlene Barter of Arrowsic and her partner Barbara West, sister Candace and brothers Joseph and Michael. He also leaves six children: Laura, Kimberley, Steven, Wayne, Robert and Damion, several nieces, nephews and grandchildren, as well as close friends Julie and Bill Giles.

Family and friends will gather to remember his life on Saturday, November 28 at the American Legion hall in Bath at 2 p. m.

Donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to Chans Home Health Care 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, Me 04011.

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


Steve Schade

Randolph-Steve Schade died on November 17, 2009 at his home. Burial will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.


Helen Arlene Arndt

FREEPORT - Helen Arlene Arndt, 86, of Pownal Road, Freeport, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009.

She was born on October 13, 1923, in North Sterling, CT, daughter of Christina and Ray Smith.

On July 25, 1942, she married Christopher Arndt in North Sterling, CT. They lived in Danielson, CT, until 1972, when they moved to Freeport.

During WWII, Helen worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” while her husband was serving in the South Pacific. When he returned home after the war, she stopped working to raise her two small children. Later, she became a Stanley Home Products representative. Helen enjoyed crocheting, crafts, cake decorating, and canning. Her favorite activity was spending time with her family, especially her many great-grandchildren.

Helen and her husband moved to Freeport in 1972 and began Marcraft, Inc. with their son, Harold, where she operated rope and twine machines. After her retirement, Helen enjoyed working part time at the deli and behind the liquor counter at Bow Street Market, where her husband, Chris, was a meat cutter.

During later years, Helen and Chris traveled extensively across the United States, spending winters in Arizona. They also enjoyed taking trips on their Honda Goldwing touring motorcycle.

Surviving are her son, Harold E. Arndt, of Freeport; a daughter, Arlene J. Houle of Lisbon; one sister, Dorothy Smith, of Danielson, CT; many neices and nephews, six grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Helen was pre-deceased by her husband, Christopher Arndt; her brother, Carl Smith, a sister, Ruth LaFantasie, and a great-grandchild, Logan Sweet.

At Helen’s request, there will be no memorial service. In the spring, she will be laid to rest with her husband at a graveside service in Wescott Cemetery, Danielson, CT.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Logan Sweet Foundation, 38 Tegans Way, Bowdoinham, ME 04008 or at www.logansweetfoundation.com.

Arrangements provided by Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.


Donald L. MacKenzie Sr.

Richmond-Donald L. MacKenzie Sr., 77, of the White Rd. passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 16, 2009 at his home.

He was born in Stockton Springs Maine on August 13, 1932 the son of James and Grace (Ambrose) MacKenzie.

Don was a long time member of the Shepherd of Faith Church in Richmond. He was also a former member of the Masons in Connecticut.

Don was a very active and well known figure in the community. He served on many school boards, past police chief of Richmond, ran the local food bank and the senior citizens luncheons.

He worked for over thirty years as an iron worker in Connecticut and retiring from Bath Iron Works.

Don was predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife Betty MacKenzie and two brothers. He is survived by his daughters Cindy Leslie of Richmond, Lori Ramsdell of Richmond, son Donald MacKenzie Jr of Missouri, sister Louisa Galuza of Brunswick, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will take place on Friday, November 20th at 11am at the Shepherd of Faith Church Main St. Richmond with burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery Richmond.

In Don’s memory donations may be made to the Shepherd of Faith Food Bank c/o Cindy Leslie 110 White Rd. Richmond, Me 04357.

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


William Andersen

Woolwich-William V. Andersen, 64, of Woolwich, died Thursday, November 5, 2009, at his home with family and his beloved dog Missy by his side.

"Bill" was born December 15, 1944 in Livermore Falls, Maine the son of Frederick and Eleanor (Morris) Andersen. He married the love of his life Beverly A. Baker on January 12, 1963.

Bill enjoyed hunting, gardening, antique automobiles, and traveling with his wife Beverly to Foxwoods and Bangor. He enjoyed the holidays and putting up beautiful lights at Christmas. He especially enjoyed the visits from his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Bill also had a lot of fun and laughter with his close nephew John Neff Jr. Bill owned and operated several businesses in the area, and in 1996 opened Rocky Ridge Redemption with his wife Beverly. He was a member of the American Legion and Bath Elks.

Bill was predeceased by his father Frederick Andersen, mother Eleanor (Morris) Andersen, sisters Barbara Barker and Betty Stevenson.

He is survived by his wife Beverly of Woolwich, daughter's Tammy Andersen of Brunswick, Lisa Green of Bath, Lynn Andersen, of Callahan, Florida, grandchildren; Ashley Bonang, Casandra Green, Danielle Green, Markie Green, Matt Mansir, Brandy Cunliffe, and Tyler Cunliffe, Great-grandchildren Gavin Bonang and Lucas Bonang, brother Robert Andersen and wife Sharon of Lawton, Oklahoma, Sisters Beverly Delano and husband Carl of Sanford, Beatrice Neff and fiancé William Dodge of Brunswick, an uncle Bill and aunt Alberta Morris of Turner, several nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service at Riverside Cemetery in Woolwich at 2pm Saturday, November 14th.

In Williams memory donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League 449 Stroudwater St. Westbrook, Maine 04092.

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


Arthur L. Black Sr.

Augusta-Arthur L. Black, 80, of the Cony Rd. formerly of Bowdoin died on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Maine Veterans Home, Augusta.

He was born on September 27, 1929 in Bangor the son of Eugene and Emma Jean Black.

Arthur enjoyed farming, raising his pigs and rabbits. He also enjoyed going to livestock auctions. Arthur was a longtime member of Village Lodge #26 of Bowdoinham.

Arthur proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict retiring after 20 years in 1968. He later went on to work for the Civil Service for 15 years.

He was predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife Virginia Crocker Black, son Bruce Black, sister Thelma and brothers Phillip, Charlie, Henry and Robert. Arthur is survived by his daughter Gloria McDowell and her husband Joseph of Richmond, Arthur Jr. and his wife Gabrielle of Bowdoin, Phillip Black and wife Leeann of Old Orchard, Robert Black of Winslow, Keith Black and his wife Cathy of Bowdoin, William Black and wife Tina of Bowdoin, Rickie Black of Brunswick, sister Beverly Black of Skowhegan, brother Robie Merrill of Farmington, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, November 5th at 1pm at the Fairview Cemetery, Farmington .

In Arthurs memory donation may be made to the Maine Veterans Home 310 Cony Rd. Augusta, Me 04330

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


Ernestine E. “Erni” Henry

Augusta-Ernestine E. Henry, 84, died on Friday, October 16, 2009 at Maine Veterans Home, Augusta.

She was born on June 21, 1925 in East Millinocket the daughter of Neal and Addie (Gerard) Michaud. She attended schools in Fort Kent and later married Jack Henry.

Erni worked for the State of Maine for over 20 years.

Erni was a past member of the American Legion Womens Auxiliary post 132 Richmond. She also was a volunteer at Togus for many years and a ceramics teacher at her ceramic in Gardiner.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, sisters Laurette Guy, Bertha Chudzik, Rita Colfer, Claudette Michaud, and brothers Richard, Robert, Eugene and Gerard Michaud. Erni is survived by sisters Fedora Morrissey, Hilda Lee and Claire MacDonald of Maine, Catherine Gonyea of Connecticut, Beatrice Holman of Florida, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, October 20th at 11am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church Richmond, a gathering will follow the Mass in the church hall. Burial will take place on Wednesday, October 21st at 10am at the Fr. Leclaire Maine Veterans Cemetery Augusta.

In Ernestine’s memory donations may be made to the American Heart Association 51 U.S. Route 1 Suite M Scarborough, Maine 04074or the Diabetes Association 80 Elm St Portland, ME 04101-3045 .

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


Annabell Kippenberger

DRESDEN-ANNABELL KIPPENBERGER (FENTON), BELOVED WIFE OF the late GEORGE KIPPENBERGER, MOTHER OF CLARK KIPPENBERGER (DRESDEN, MAINE, RUTH MORRISON (LONGWOOD FLORIDA) AND GAIL CONWAY (LORAIN, OH) PASSED AWAY AT HOME ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2009.

ANNABELL WAS 97 YEARS OLD. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF GEORGE FENTON AND LAURA (CROSBY) FENTON. ANNA WAS ONE OF 11 CHILDREN, SHE LEAVES ONE SURVIVING BROTHER CARL FENTON OF CALGARY BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA. ANNABELL WAS BORN IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA ON DECEMBER 17, 1911.

ANNABELL IMMIGRATED TO THE UNITED STATES AT 24 YEARS OLD IN 1935. SHE WAS A RESIDENT OF DEDHAM, MASSACHUSETTS AND FRANKLIN MASSACHUSETTS BEFORE MOVING TO DRESDEN, MAINE. ANNABELL WAS A RESIDENT OF Massachusetts FOR OVER 50 YEARS.

MRS. KIPPENBERGER LOVED KNITTING, CRAFTS AND TRAVEL,

SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ODD FELLOWS /REBECCA'S IN MILFORD MASS AND THE Franklin/Medway GRANGE IN FRANKLIN MASS FOR OVER 50 YEARS. SHE HELD ALL POSITIONS IN BOTH ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING PRESIDENT AND GRAND MATRICH. ANNA WAS AN active MEMBER OF THE METHODIST CHURCH AND TAUGHT SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR OVER 30 YEARS IN FRANKLIN MASSACHUSETTS.

IN ADDITION TO HER CHILDREN SHE LEFT GRANDCHILDREN; NANCY JOHNSON OF LONGWOOD FLORIDA AND BRUCE PATTERSON OF LONGWOOD FLORIDA, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT, GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

MRS. KIPPENBERGER WAS AN AVID TRAVELER AND VISITED HER CHILDREN OFTEN. MRS. KIPPENBERGER WAS TRAVELING UP UNTIL A FEW WEEKS BEFORE HER DEATH. A PRIVATE BURIAL WAS ATTENDED BY HER IMMEDIATE FAMILY.

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


Phyllis E. Brackett Schools

Freeport-Phyllis E. Brackett Schools, 94, of Richmond, wife of the late George W. Schools Sr., died on October 9, 2009 at the Freeport Nursing Home.

She was born on May 6, 1915 the daughter of the late Roland and Agnes Brackett.

Phyllis lived in her own home in Richmond until the age of 92. Before retiring, she was a longtime employee of Etonic Shoe. She was an active member of St. Ambrose Church where she was a Past President of the Ladies Guild, sang in the choir and always helped with the church suppers.

Phyllis was predeceased by her sons, Charles and George Jr. and a daughter Jeannette O’Brien. Phyllis is survived by her daughter Marilyn Schools of Newington, CT., son-in-law William O’Brien of Brunswick and daughter in-law Kathryn Schools of Richmond. Grandchildren Mark, Randy, Carol, Chris, Kevin, Craig, Kyle, Coleen, Joyce and nine great grandchildren.

There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, October 13th at 10 am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church Richmond. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery Richmond.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in the name of Phyllis Schools to the American Cancer Society 1 Bowdoin Mill Island Suite 300 Topsham, Me 04086.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you and appreciation to her grandson Mark and his wife Marcia for their love and care given to grandma during her stay at the nursing home. The family also wishes to thank the staff at Freeport Nursing Home for their excellent care given to Phyllis

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

 


Penny L Leask

Lewiston-Penny Lee Leask, 47, of Wiscasset died unexpectedly on September 24, 2009 at CMMC in Lewiston.

Penny was born July 20, 1962 in Gardiner, the daughter of Glendon and Altena Leask of Dresden.

She was a talented craft person. She enjoyed and wrote poetry. She loved spending time at the ocean. She also loved animals, especially her dog Chucky.

She was employed by Stinson Canning and Tony's Pizza. She lived in Michigan for several years and owned a consignment shop; Pennys from Heaven.

She was predeceased by her parents Glendon and Altena Leask, a daughter Morgan Lee Leask and a sister Emily Pinkham.

She is survived by her daughter Renee Leask of Dresden, her brothers Merle Leask his wife Marcia of Dresden, Paul Leask and his wife Alice of Whitefield, Warren Leask and his wife Sallie of Wiscasset, a sister Mary Lou Sanders, her grandchildren James and Lillian Murphy-Peaslee of Woolwich, and her partner of 9 years Glenn Lewis of Wiscasset.

At the request of the deceased there will be no services. A scattering of her ashes at Ocean Point will be done at a date and time determined by her family. Call Merle Leask for further information.


David B. Gray

Richmond-David B. Gray, 55, of Kimball St. passed away on September 23, 2009 at his residence.

He was born on June 21, 1954 in Augusta the son of Kenneth and Barbara (Sullivan) Gray.

Dave resided in the Virgin Island for 18 years where he was fondly known as Parrot Dave. He was a wild and free spirit who lived life to the fullest. He died under his own terms, at home, with his family by his side.

He had an aesthetic eye and created many interesting and unique pieces of art from wood and wild mushrooms. He was proud of his dumpster diving reputation for recycling anything possible. He will be greatly missed by the love of his life, his dog Mr. Jakes.

Dave he was predeceased by his father. He is survived by his mother Barbara Gray of Bowdoinham, sisters Suzi Lancaster of Bowdoinham, Terry Gray of Richmond, Lori Boyce of Stonington and Shari Johnson of Florida, brother Gary of New Jersey, many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Tom Bartol NP, Dr. Toshima and his wonderful staff and CHANS Hospice.

There will be no services. A Mass will be said at St. Ambrose Catholic Church at a later date.

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


Stanley E. Wentworth

Litchfield-Stanley E. Wentworth, 89, of the Stevens Town Rd. died after a long illness on September 23, 2009 at the Veterans Medical Center, Togus.

He was born in Medford on April 6, 1920 the son of Benjamin and Olive Wentworth.

Stan was a longtime painter and carpenter in the local area.

He enjoyed owning and riding horses, dancing, and playing his banjo’s. He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during WWII. Stan was a member of Morning Star Masonic Lodge in Litchfield, American Legion Smith Wiley Post 4 of Litchfield, DAV AMVETS Togus, Scottish Rite Consistory, Kora Temple Shrine, Litchfield Grange, Honorary member of the Maine Trail Riders and a member of Pet Haven Lane in Augusta.

Stan was predeceased by his parents, sisters margorite Waterhouse, Marion Prew, Geneva Waterhouse, brothers Benjamin Wentworth and George Wentworth.

He is survived by his son John Wentworth and fiancée Mindy Augusto of Cary, North Carolina, sister Lora Douyard of Jefferson and granddaughter Amanda Wentworth of Lewiston.

A graveside service will take place on Friday, September 25th at 11am at Fairbanks Cemetery, West Gardiner with military honors and a presentation by Morning Star Masonic Lodge.

In Stan’s memory donations may be made to 10 Pet Haven Ln Augusta, Me 04330 or the Maine Trail Riders Association c/o Karen Brown, 687 Lewis Hill Rd. Bowdoin, ME 04287

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


Tatiana Kallaur

RICHMOND - Tatiana Kallaur, 26, formerly of Pittsfield, Cornville, Newport, Gardiner and Augusta, died unexpectedly Sept. 21, 2009, as a result of a car accident in Richmond. Tatiana was born Sept. 6, 1983, in Ekaterinberg, Russia, and was raised in an orphanage in Taldom, Russia, for 8 3/4 years. She came to Maine in 1992 with her brother, Alex, when she was adopted by Scott and Janice Mitchell. As a new citizen she rapidly made friends and enjoyed singing Christian songs, playing piano and attending school at Canaan Christian School and then Bangor Christian. She loved her baby brother, Scotty and was the only person besides Mom who could quiet him, bouncing him heartily in her arms. Enthusiastic at sports, she was very proud of her soccer team at Bangor Christian and was a great addition to the team, except when she scored on her own net. Many of her favorite hours were spent in church as a child and she had a sincere faith, which she nurtured in her family. Her love for her Russian roots led her to Jordanville Monastery where she met her loving, faithful husband, Alexander, in 2004. Their marriage was blessed with two lovely children, Anthony, 4, and Anastasia, 2. Her friends gathered for her birthdays each year and provided her much support and love. Her perky smile and cheerful determination will always be remembered. May her memory be eternal! Tatiana was employed by MaineGeneral Medical Center as a phlebotomist. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Richard and Elizabeth Wagner. She is survived by her husband, Alexander Kallaur of Orono; children, Anthony and Anastasia; parents, Scott and Janice Mitchell of Glenburn; brothers, Alexander Mitchell of Southington, Conn., a senior at New England Baptist College, and Scott Mitchell II, studying at Kent School in Connecticut; and grandparents, Robert and Alma Mitchell of Quincy, Pa. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Church, Richmond. Burial will be after at Richmond Cemetery. In Tatiana's memory donations may be made to her two children, care of St. Alexander Nevsky Church, Church Street, Richmond, ME 04357. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.


Venise F. Lachance

BRUNSWICK — Venise F. Lachance, 89, of Brunswick died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, of cancer.

She was born in Richmond, the daughter of Benjamin Owen and Yvonne Dostie. She was educated in Richmond schools.

She was married to the late Irenee “Tiny” Lachance for 56 years.

For many years, she worked as a fancy stitcher for numerous area shoe shops, retiring in the late 1970s.

She enjoyed beano, camping, card games, dining out, family gatherings, yard sales and Sunday drives.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Donald, Chester and William Emmons.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Knox-Manley and significant other Pamela L. Manley of Sebec, and Yvonne (Vonnie) Drown and her husband, the late Douglas Drown, of Bartlett, Tenn; a son, Scott J. Lachance and his wife, Caroline, of Biddeford; a sister, Bertha Sylvain of Freeport; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Her family wishes to thank the loving and special neighbors who made it possible for her to remain at home.

A committal service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at the new Veterans Cemetery on Mount Vernon Road in Augusta. Flowers can be sent to the chapel prior to the service.

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond. Online condolences and memories can be made at kincerfuneralhome(dot)com


Stanley E. Merry

Brunswick-Stanley E. Merry, 72, of Woolwich, died on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at the Bodwell Unit in Brunswick with his family by his side.

He was born on December 17, 1936 the son of Wilder Merry and Marguerite Drake.

He worked in the plumbing and heating business for many years, retiring in 2003.

He enjoyed caretaking for several home on his road and the people who always asked for his advice on many things. He also enjoyed hunting, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Nellie Rose of Woolwich, son Stanley Jr., of Massachusetts, daughter Valerie of Phippsburg, stepson Andy of Woolwich, 3 stepdaughters Julie and her husband Bob of Woolwich, Holly and her husband Dean of Woolwich, Laurie of Wiscasset, eight grandchildren, Elliott, Cory, James, Ruthann, Justin, Jeremy, Devin, Jesse, sister Virginia Parlin of Augusta, several nieces and cousins.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, August 29th at 2pm at the Murphy’s Corner Cemetery, Woolwich.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Murphy’s Corner Cemetery Association 92 Phipps Point Rd. Woolwich, Me 04579 or Chans Home Health Care 60 Baribeau Dr, Brunswick, Me 04011.

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


Leta L. Warren

Augusta- Leta Lorraine (Wheeler) Warren, 61, of Augusta, died on 8/16/09 at Maine General Medical Center.

She was born on August 21, 1947the daughter of Rosalie M (Wheeler) Andrews and Everard S Andrews Jr.

She spent many years in South Carolina ministering in Aglow Ministries, over the years she has attended many evangelical churches. For the last few years she has attended KVA/G (Kennebec Valley Assembly of God Church in Chelsea

She enjoyed worshiping her Lord and Savior, needlework, caring for others, making friends out of strangers feeding her birds and chasing away chipmunks.

She worked for a number of years at the old Augusta Hospital as a CNA and as a Nanny to special needs children, when she lived in South Carolina. In the past 10 years she has stayed home to care for her husband and son.

She was predeceased by her father and a brother brother Dale K. Andrews.

She is survived by her Mother Rosalie M. Andrews of West Gardiner, her husband of 27 years Alton Warren of Augusta, Son Stephen Dean and his Friend Royal Montana of Cherryfield, step daughter Kelley Warren and her Children of Sanford Area, Two sisters Dixie Leavitt her husband Theodore of Randolph, Lori Whitney husband Jeffery of Sidney, five brothers their wives Donald and Judy Andrews of Gardiner, Keith and Roxanne Andrews of Pittston, Marc and Diane Andrews of Belmont N.H. Lorne Andrews and his partner Lisa of Gardiner many nieces and nephews.

A special memorial celebration of her life will be held on Friday, August 21st on her 62nd birthday at 3pm at KVA/G Chelsea.

Donations may be made to Kincer Funeral Home to help her husband who is fighting Lung Cancer.

The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses at Maine General Medical Center for the wonderful care over the last 3 years.

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


Burt Batty

Richmond-Burt Batty, 67, of Richmond ME, is free, once again, to sail the seas. Burt died at home on August 8, 2009 from the effects of a brain tumor.

He was born in New Bedford, MA. to Norris and Jeannette Batty.

After earning his Masters at Ball State Univ, he worked as a college administrator from Illinois to Maine, creatively aiding students through is work in financial aid. Sailing, however, was his passion. His 2007 transatlantic sail was the culmination of a 20 year dream which left him with great memories.

Burt moved to Richmond with his wife Judy, in 2004 and discovered the joy of a great town. He served as Selectman and was proud to be part of Richmond's continued growth. Judy, their children Paul and Michelle, and son-in-law Bill, will miss his humor and their days on the ocean with Burt at the helm of "Seaglass".

An informal celebration of life will be held on Mon. 8/10, 5 PM at Nellie's Church - 1 Spruce Street, in Richmond.

Donations may be made to the Richmond Library building fund. 86 Main street, Richmond Maine 04357.

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


Samuel Wolkow

TOPSHAM — Samuel Wolkow of Topsham died Saturday July 18, 2009, at Amenity Manor in Topsham.

He was born in New York on April 21, 1920. He married Evelyn (Peck) Wolkow on Oct. 27, 1946.

He attended the New York University School of Engineering and was a registered professional engineer.

He was employed by the Maritime Administration Department of Commerce as a naval architect/marine engineer for more than 40 years. In that capacity, he was in charge of administrating shipbuilding construction contracts at various shipyards throughout the United States as the Government’s Construction Representative.

In 1974, he was awarded the Department of Commerce Bronze medal for sustained superior performance.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps.

He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Testing Materials. He served as the national secretary of the ASTM Shipbuilding Standards Committee for four years.

Upon retirement from government service in 1980, he entered private practice as an engineering/management consultant and also served as an expert witness in legal matters involving admiralty and contract law.

He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick and served as chairman of the board of management in 1984.

He was a volunteer at the Museum of Art at Bowdoin College and was at one time a volunteer tour guide at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.

He was an avid sports enthusiast and participated regularly in track events in the Maine Senior Games program from its inception in 1976.

He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Peck Wolkow, in 2008; a sister, Elizabeth Baylis in 1995; and a brother, Jack Wolkow in 2008. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Guptill and her husband Charles of Brunswick; a son, Jonathan Wolkow of Saco; three grandchildren, Jessica Ralston and her husband, Shaun, of Bow, N.H., Ryan Guptill of Brunswick, and Kathryn Guptill of Manhattan, N.Y.; and two great-grandsons of New Hampshire.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond.


James Spencer Lentz

James Spencer Lentz, long-time football coach and the first director of the Outing Club at Bowdoin College, died on July 22, 2009, at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick. He was born on April 5, 1927, in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, the son of John S. Lentz, Jr. and Dorothy B. Lentz. An outstanding athlete, he graduated from Upper Darby High School and the Perkiomen School. He served in the U.S. Army Special Service division in 1945 and 1946 and was stationed for a time in Austria. He played football and was a boxer during his military career. Jim enrolled at Gettysburg College following his military service and graduated in 1951 as an economics major, a member of the wrestling team, and as captain of the football team. He received a master of arts degree in health and physical education from Columbia University in 1957. Jim began his coaching career at Gettysburg College in 1952 as the coach of the freshman football team and the swimming team. In 1956 he became the line coach of the football team. In 1957 he went to Harvard University with head football coach John Yovicsin as an assistant coach and freshman lacrosse coach. He was the defensive coach of the football team from 1962-68, and he earned high praise from his players and his coaching colleagues for his leadership on and off the field. Jim came to Bowdoin as head coach of football and lacrosse in 1968. He was head coach of the lacrosse team for a single season but continued as JV coach for many years. I n his 16 years as head coach of football his teams won ten Colby-Bates-Bowdoin championships. The 1970 team was a single point away from an undefeated season, and Jim placed a close second in the voting for the United Press International’s New England Small College Coach of the Year Award. Jim stepped down from coaching football in 1984, but he continued to be involved in the physical education program at Bowdoin. He taught whitewater canoeing, cross-country skiing, fly tying, and fly fishing, drawing on a lifelong love of the outdoors and skills honed by decades of fishing and camping trips to West Forks in Maine. He proposed formal recognition of the Outing Club at Bowdoin in 1983 and he became its first director; it became the largest student organization on campus during his tenure. In the fall of 1984 Jim held the Outing Club’s first Leadership Training Program, which became a central part of the club’s mission. The Outing Club established the James S. Lentz Leadership Award to honor “…those students who over the course of their Bowdoin careers have exhibited the leadership qualities of sound judgment, dedication, concern for others, and composure in the face of adversity, which James Lentz, Bowdoin Outing Club director emeritus, worked to instill in the leadership of the BOC.” A large fieldstone hearth at the Schwartz Outdoor Leadership Center was given in Jim’s honor by former players and friends from Bowdoin and Harvard. Jim was named Coordinator of Physical Education and the Outing Club Emeritus and an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association following his retirement in 1992. Jim is survived by his wife, Martha (Lindholm) Lentz, whom he married in 1969; a son, John B. Lentz and his partner Samantha Cook of Topsham, Maine; a daughter, Sara Perry and her husband Roger Perry of Georgetown, Main; etwo grandchildren, Elijah and Isabella; his brother Richard Lentz of Birdsboro Pennsylvania and numerous nieces and nephews. Gifts in Jim’s memory may be made to The Carpenter's Boatshop, 440 Old Country Road, Pemiquid, Maine 04558 or the environmental organization of your choice. A celebration of Jim's life will be held Sunday, August 9_at 2 pm at Whittier Field.


Samuel Wolkow

Samuel Wolkow of Topsham, Maine died on July 18, 2009 at Amenity Manor in Topsham.

Mr. Wolkow was born in New York on April 21, 1920. He married Evelyn (Peck) Wolkow on October 27, 1946.

Mr. Wolkow attended New York University School of Engineering and was a registered professional engineer.

He was employed by the Maritime Administration Department of Commerce as a Naval Architect/Marine Engineer for over forty years. In this capacity he was in charge of administrating shipbuilding construction contracts at various shipyards throughout the United States as the Government’s Construction Representative. In 1974 he was awarded the Department of Commerce Bronze medal for sustained superior performance.

Mr. Wolkow was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

He was a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM). He served as the national secretary of the ASTM Shipbuilding Standards Committee for four years.

Upon retirement from government service in 1980, he entered private practice as an engineering/management consultant and also served as an expert witness in legal matters involving admiralty and contract law.

He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick and served as Chairman of the Board of Management in 1984.

He was a volunteer at the Museum of Art at Bowdoin College and was at one time, a volunteer tour guide at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine.

He was an avid sports enthusiast and participated regularly in track events in the Maine Senior Games program from its inception in 1976.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 62 years, Evelyn Peck Wolkow in 2008; a sister, Mrs. Henry (Elizabeth) Baylis in 1995; and a brother Jack Wolkow in 2008.

He is survived by a daughter, Michelle Guptill and her husband Charles of Brunswick, Maine; a son Jonathan Wolkow of Saco, Maine; three grandchildren, Jessica Ralston and her husband Shaun of Bow, New Hampshire; Ryan Guptill of Brunswick, Maine; Kathryn Guptill of Manhattan, New York, and two great grandsons, Andrew and Samuel Ralston of Bow, New Hampshire.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.


Paul D. Burr Sr.

Bowdoin-Paul D. Burr, 66, of Burr Lane passed away at his home after a long illness on July 9, 2009.

He was born in Milford, Maine on December 1, 1942 the son of Douglas and Doris (Hall) Burr.

Paul drove tractor trailer for Decoster’s Egg Farm and many others for several years. He worked at BIW for over 20 years in various capacities. He was also a Fire Fighter Call Man for the Brunswick Fire Department for over 20 years and assistant Fire Chief in Cundy’s Harbor for several years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, animals and especially time spent with family.

Paul was predeceased by his parents, son Brian Brent Burr, sisters Doris LeClair and Shirley Griffin. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years Mina Burr of Bowdoin, son Paul Burr Jr. and wife Angela Hennessey of Bowdoin, daughters Bonnie Pearl of Brownville, Laurie Irish and husband Russell of Richmond, Sandra Grenier of Whitefield, Tammy Fox and husband James of Chicago, sister Pam Burr of Brunswick, 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service performed by the Brunswick Fire Department will take place on Wednesday, July 15th from 12 to 1pm with a service to follow at Parkview Adventist Church on Upper Maine St. in Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers donations may be to Paul’s wife Mina Burr.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home Richmond.


Jane E. Kissinger

Richmond-Jane E. Kissinger, 68, of Lawson Ridge passed away on July 8, 2009 after a battle with cancer at the Hospice House in Auburn.

She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on November 15, 1940 the daughter of Howard and Edith (Warhurst) Poor.

Jane spent several joyous years working at Senters in Brunswick. She also worked for the Coast Guard as an admin specialist in North Carolina and a payroll manager in Virginia before retiring in 2006.

She enjoyed photography, bird watching, crafting, quilting, sewing and lived for spending time with her granddaughters.

Jane was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years William Kissinger of Richmond, daughter Kimberly Feeney and husband David of South Portland, Jerome Kissinger and wife Annette of Lisbon, brothers Charles Poor of Florida, Bobby Poor of Georgia, sisters Joyce Blackford of Tennessee, Nina Poor of Tennessee, and two granddaughters Alicia Lange and Stephanie Lange.

A celebration of life will take place on Monday, July 13th at 10am at Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.

In Jane’s memory donations may be made to Androscoggin Hospice House 23 Stetson Rd. Auburn, Me 04210.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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


Helen Lucy (Ireland) Cook

Richmond-Helen Cook a lifelong resident of Richmond, passed peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on July 6, 2009 at her home.

She was born in Clinton, Maine on March 11, 1926 to Fern and Arno Ireland. She was married to Eugene F. Cook, her husband of 50 years, whom predeceased her.

Helen is survived by one Son, Wayne Cook and his wife Katherine, of Alexandria, VA. , A Grandson Alan Cook and significant other Suellen Butterfield of Standish, Maine and Granddaughter Vicki Lyman, of Skowhegan, Maine. She is also survived by three Great-grandchildren, Victoria Cook, Benjamin Lyman and Emily Lyman. She is also survived by a brother, Lloyd Ireland, and his wife, Vivian. Helen is also survived by several nephews and a niece.

Helen had a professional career with Etonic Shoe Company (Charles Eaton Shoe of Brockton Mass.) in Richmond, Maine for many years - where she was chief expeditor for the company. She enjoyed this career immensely and made many lasting friends in doing so, one of those friends, Marylou Galloway of Dresden, Maine was with her to the end.

Mrs. Cook enjoyed her gardens and flowers, also enjoyed traveling to various places in the United States, with her husband Gene. They were both very active for a period of about 10 years in antiques and the refinishing of the same. She will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, July 9th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 10th at 11am at Kincer Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Wally Staples of Wiscasset Church of the Nazarene. Helen met Rev. Wally though MaryLou Galloway and they both became close near the end of her life. He gave her a lot of comfort in her time of need.

Burial will immediately follow the services at the family plot in Evergreen Cemetery, Alexander Road, Richmond Maine.

Friends may donate to American Cancer Society 0ne Bowdoin Mill Suite 300 Topsham, Me 04086, in the name of Helen Cook in lieu of Flowers.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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


Sidney L. Thurlow

Brunswick-Sidney L Thurlow, 81, died at home with his family by his side, on June 27, 2009 after a long illness.

He was born on August 13, 1927 to Irving and Ida Thurlow of Bowdoinham.

When not spending time with his family, Sidney enjoyed woodworking, reading and playing solitaire on his computer.

Sidney proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII.

He retired in 1991 after 20 years of service at BIW.

Sidney is predeceased by his parents, his son Tim Thurlow, great grandson Timothy Thurlow, as well as 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

He is survived by his wife Zada Thurlow of Brunswick, his son Mike Thurlow of Idaho, his daughter Cathy Dowling and her husband Steve Dowling of Bangor, his daughter Kim Holbrook and her husband Lew Holbrook of Woolwich, his son David Thurlow of Bath, one brother Paul Thurlow of Richmond, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, July 2nd, at 10am in the Richmond Cemetery, Richmond.

In lieu of flowers donations could be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Bowdoin Mill Island Suite 300Topsham, Me 04086.

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


John Patrick Hurley Sr., 74

Richmond-John “Jack” Hurley died Saturday, June 27, 2009 at his home.

Jack was born in Richmond on December 28, 1934. He attended Richmond schools, graduating from Richmond High School in 1953. He served in the United States Army and Army Reserves between 1953 and 1963. Jack returned to Richmond after his discharge from active duty, where he was an active community member until his death. Throughout his life he was a parishioner of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Richmond, where he most recently served as the Pastoral Council President, and has served on the parish council, the building committee, and the All Saints Parish cluster committee. At the time of his death, he had been the Treasurer of the Richmond Cemetery Association for over 40 years. Jack was a member of the Richmond School Committee for nearly 10 years, at times serving as Chairman. He was a past member of the Richmond Lions Club and the Richmond Sportsman’s Club.

Jack was the third of nine children born to John C. and Phyllis (Sykes) Hurley, and was their first-born son. He was predeceased by both his parents, and is survived by sisters Patricia McManus, Carole Thibeault, Charlotte O’Donovan, Phyllis Davis, Nancy Stinson, and brothers Harry, Richard and Robert Hurley.

On January 9, 1960 he married his beloved wife of 49 years, Marion (Mary) Moody Hurley at St Ambrose. Together they raised their 3 children Cynthia Hurley, Cheryl Hurley Lancaster and John Hurley Jr. On September 26, 1986 his family grew when daughter Cheryl married Paul Lancaster, who Jack treasured.

Jack worked for 31 years at Central Maine Power Company, where he was a Construction Inspector at the time of his retirement in 1996. After retiring from CMPCo, he continued to enjoy working on construction projects as a contractor for E-Pro and later TRC Engineers through June of 2008.

Jack lived a full, rich life. He loved his work, but what he enjoyed most were the times he spent with family and friends, particularly his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching his grandchildren’s games and trips to brother Richard’s camp with family and friends. He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and could always be found in his living room on game day, usually in the company of one or more of his grandchildren.

He will be most missed by his grandchildren: Devon John Hurley, “The Lancasters” - Brandon, Brooke and Bryanne, “The Hurley Girls” - Shelby, Tara, Kayla and Anthony Marson.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, June 30th from 4 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, July 1st at 11am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church with Fr. William Dinga officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richmond Alumni Association P.O. Box 55 Richmond, Me 04357, Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children P.O. Box 518 149 Front St. Bath, Me 04530 and Chans Home Health Care 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, Me 04011.

Condolences may be expressed at www.KincerFuneralHome.com

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


Shannon Lanteigne

WEST GARDINER -- Shannon Betty Lee Lanteigne, of Beckwith Lane, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 29, 2009, at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

Shannon is survived by her parents, Danny and Jennifer Lanteigne, of West Gardiner; grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and many outstanding cousins.

Special thanks to the staff at Maine Medical Center and the Litchfield Country Store for their love and support; we have received more than a daily cup of coffee there.

A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Cherry Hill Cemetery, West Gardiner. Family and friends are welcome.

On your journey to heaven, oh, littlest of angels, We'll forever give thanks, You came first to our arms, where you lay in warm sweetness for the briefest of moments, our name on your bracelet ... Baby girl of my own. Not even the rosebud, nor the first crocus petal, could match the soft wonder of your small, flowering face ... Though you lingered, oh briefly, our torn hearts found comfort, and you fair, infant presence gave our sorrow a grace. Etched in our memories, to hold and to treasure, are experiences we had not known; These you gave, in your innocence, to your mother and father; and oh, little darling, we are richer by far, to have held you a moment, then to never to have held you at all.

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


Maynard D. Brown

RICHMOND -- Maynard Daniel Brown Sr., 81, of Richmond, died on May 29, 2009, surrounded by his family.

Son of Maynard Harlow Brown and Doris McClellan Brown, Bud was born in Waterville on Sept. 11, 1927, and was a graduate of Gardiner High School. Honorably discharged from the Navy in 1948, he began his career as a dairy farmer in 1950. Of his many accomplishments, he received the outstanding young farmer of the year award in 1958 and was recognized for conservational service where he served the state agricultural department for 30 years, and served on the board of directors for the Litchfield Fair for more than 20 years.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Geraldine Emory Brown; three sons, Maynard Daniel Brown Jr., Richard Harlow Brown and Dale Emory Brown, and their wives; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many extended family and friends.

Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday morning, June 5, at Litchfield Plains Cemetery on Plains Road.


Johann “Jo” W. Janiszcak

Richmond-Johann W. Janiszcak 64, of Richmond passed away unexpectedly on May 28, 2009 at his home.

He was born in England on April 1, 1945 the son of Stanley and Noreen (Greene) Janiszcak.

Jo was passionate about his involvement in the community and expressing his political and social views.

Jo proudly served his country in the United States Navy retiring in 1985. After retirement he also worked for Lockheed, Kay & Associates and Village Candle.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Jo was very dedicated to his family and is survived by 5 children, one sister, three brothers, 10 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.

A memorial visitation will take place on Sunday, May 31st from 2 to 4 pm at the funeral home.

A private funeral service will take place at Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers please donate a lending hand to someone in need.

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


Jeannette L Thompson

Richmond-JEANNETTE LEE (ANDERSON) THOMPSON, 84, of the Alexander Reed Rd. PASSED FROM THIS WORLD ON WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 2009, IN AUGUSTA MAINE.

JEANNETTE WAS BORN AUGUST 26, 1924 IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, COLUMBUS, OHIO, TO EDWARD ANDREW ANDERSON, AND ELSIE (VANLOON) ANDERSON. JEANNETTE HAD ONE SISTER ELSIE MAY ANDERSON WETZEL, WHO STILL RESIDES AT HER HOME OF 50 YRS IN COLUMBUS OHIO. JEANNETTE WAS RAISED FROM THE AGE OF TWO, IN THE NAZARENE CHURCH, STARTING AS ONE OF THE CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE PARSONS AVE NAZARENE CHURCH. HER INVOLVMENT IN THE CHURCH WOULD BE A LIFE LONG ENDEVOR. JEANNETTE HAS BEEN A LIFELONG FINANCIAL SUPPORTER OF BOTH HER CHILDHOOD CHURCH AT BELLOWS AVE, AND THE GROVE CITY NAZARENE CHURCH.

JEANNETTE GREW UP ON THE WEST SIDE OF COLUMBUS OHIO, ATTENDING BELLOWS AVE SCHOOL, STARLING JUNIOR HIGH, AND CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, WHICH NOW SERVES AS THE CENTER OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY ALONG THE BANKS OF THE SCIOTO RIVER IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS.

JEANNETTE IS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND CHARLES RICHARD THOMPSON, AND CHILDREN, CAROLYN DAVIS, AND HAROLD (PETE) ANDREW THOMPSON.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY SONS DAVID AND PATTY THOMPSON OF RICHMOND MAINE, TRACY AND PAM THOMPSON OF LANCASTER OHIO.

SEVEN GRAND-CHILDREN, ED AND LAURIE RUGGLES OF COLUMBUS, AMY RUGGLES OF COLUMBUS, TIM AND JENNY SKAGGS OF COLUMBUS. JASON AND DEBBIE THOMPSON OF RICHMOND MAINE, SCOTT AND ALYSON EDWARDS OF RICHMOND MAINE. JOHNATHON THOMPSON AND NICOLE THOMPSON BOTH OF LANCASTER OHIO. SIX GREAT –GRANDCHILDREN, A. J. RUGGLES, CHRISTIAN SKAGGS, TYLER, AND ALYSSA PARENT, GAGE THOMPSON, AND DAVID SCOTT EDWARDS. NIECE RHONDA AND ROBERT BOOTH OF COLUMBUS, NEPHEW ROBERT AND JEANNE WETZEL OF MORRO BAY CALIFORNIA. NUMEROUS OTHER NIECES AND NEPHEWS.

VIEWING AND SERVICE TO BE HELD AT KINCER FUNERAL HOME IN RICHMOND MAINE ON Saturday, May 23rd from 11 to 1pm with a service to follow at 1pm at the funeral home.

FINAL SERVICES TO BE HELD AT GROVE CITY NAZERENE CHURCH ON TUESDAY, MAY 26th from 11:30 to 1pm with a Service commencing at 1pm. BURIAL will follow AT GREENLAWN CEMETERY IN COLUMBUS OHIO.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO MEMORY OF JEANNETTE THOMPSON: MAINE GENERAL REHAB AND NURSING CARE RESIDENT COUNCIL 40 GLENRIDGE DR AUGUSTA MAINE 04330 EMAIL; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


Patricia J. McIntyre

Richmond- Patricia (Patty) J. McIntyre, age 55, lost her courageous battle with cancer on April 25, 2009.

Born in 1954 in Framingham, MA she was the loving daughter of Barbara Jean and Francis J. McIntyre. She is survived by her best friend and devoted husband Tom Barnett of Richmond, ME, with whom she shared a joyful and fulfilling life. She also leaves her brothers Francis McIntyre and his wife Donna, and Brian McIntyre all of Hopkington, MA and Michael McIntyre and his wife Joan of Taunton, MA, as well as many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

She obtained her degree in Sports Medicine and was a dedicated and enthusiastic instructor of gymnastics, swimming, lifeguarding, and water safety in the Brunswick, Maine area for many years.

A pioneer in the recycling movement, she and her husband Tom were avid certified organic gardeners. Patty was especially proud of awards she won at the Common Ground Fair. She enriched the lives of a wide range of people, young to old, and will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Johns Church, in Hopkington, MA on Saturday, May 2 at 10 am.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2009 from 2PM to 5PM at the Mid Coast Gymnastics Center, 41 Winter Street, Topsham, Maine 04086. All are welcomed to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "The Patty McIntyre

Scholarship Fund" at MidCoast Chapter, American Red Cross, 16 Community Way, Topsham, ME 04086 or at www.midcoast.redcross.org (207-729-6779). Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Maine 04357


Raymond A. Pettipas

Raymond A. Pettipas, 65, of Turner, died on April 11th at the Hospice House with his loving family by his side.

Raymond was born on May 1st, 1943 in Lewiston, the son of Raymond and June (Eveleth) Pettipas.

After high school he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy for 13 years and was medically discharged in 1974. He worked at Bath Iron Works for 25 years as a Ship Fitter. He also was a long time volunteer at Turner Fire and Rescue.

He enjoyed hunting, family horses, working in the woods, and was a real outdoorsman.

Raymond is survived by his beloved wife Sherry; daughters Tiffany King and husband Brian, Tracy Pettipas and companion Corey Lasalle; sister Delores Grant and husband Keith; aunt Esther Coombs; niece Tammy Martin; nephews Tommy and Kevin Grant; sister in law Audrey Berry and husband Joe. He was predeceased by his parents.

The family wished to thank the entire staff of Hospice House for their excellent care of Raymond.


Myrna “GG” C. Waltz

Richmond-Myrna C. Waltz, 93, of the Alexander Reed Rd. died on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at her home with her family by her side.

She was born in Limington on March 3, 1916 the daughter of Glenwood and Mary (Black) Curits.

GG enjoyed time spent with her family, particularly her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild.

She worked for many years at the Etonic Shoe Factory in Richmond.

She was predeceased by her parents; husband Ervine Waltz, sister Carolyn Watts, sister Gertrude White and daughter in law Rosalie Waltz. GG is survived by her daughter Maxine Hinkley and her husband Gilman of Richmond, Roberta “Bert” Nash and her husband Gary of Richmond, son Clayton Waltz of Richmond, Leslie Waltz and wife Christine of Richmond, sisters Jean Powers of Waterville, Barbara Crosby of Randolph, Glenna Bodge of Richmond, Roxana Stevens and her husband Everett of Machias, brothers Norman Curits and his wife Janice of Richmond, Fulton Curtis and his wife Jane of Warren, brother in-law Marshall White, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, April 19th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Monday, April 20th at 1pm also at the funeral home. Burial will take place in May in Richmond Cemetery.

In Myrna’s memory donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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


Todd W. Jacques

Bowdoinham-Todd W. Jacques, 29, of the Post Rd. died unexpectedly on Friday, April 10, 2009 in an automobile accident.

He was born March 1, 1980 in Portland the son of Gary and Yvonne Jacques of Bowdoinham.

Todd attended local schools and in 2001 graduated from the Maine Department of Education. He was self employed and worked locally. Todd was a well known person.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a devoted father and husband. Todd had many hobbies. He loved fishing, welding and carpentry.

Todd loved playing with his daughters, son, nieces and nephews, he loved life.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 4 ½ years Shanna Jacques, daughters Abbie Jacques, step-daughter Anna Rhoads all of Bowdoinham, son Garrett Jacques of Wisconsin, Stepson Damion Weed of Bowdoinham, parents Gary and Yvonne Jacques of Bowdoinham, brothers Gary Jacques of Virginia, Joey Jacques of Bowdoinham, Nick Jacques of Farmingdale, sister Misty Jacques of Bowdoinham, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Todd was predeceased by his grandparents Bert and Roxanne Michaud, grandmom Evelyn Sellick, grandfather Marcel Jacques, grandfather Robert Dighton and a cousin Ciji Goodman.

There will be no services at this time.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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


Royce L. Horne

Royce L Horne, 91, of East Boothbay, formerly of Richmond, died Monday March 9, 2009 at his home with loving family at his side.

He was born December 27, 1917, in Gardiner, the son of Arthur and Fay (Wilson) Horne.

Royce married Herberta F. Pare on June 12th, 1937 and continued that love for 67 years.

His loves were simple: family, gardening, a little fishing, and a Sunday drive.

He was predeceased by his wife Herberta, son Herbert Horne, infant son Robert, brothers Robert, Ed, Richard, sister Marion, and daughter in-law Wendy.

Royce is survived by his daughter Elaine Lorbeski and husband Peter of Richmond, son David Horne and wife Debbie of Richmond, son Peter Horne of East Boothbay, son Randy Horne of Industry, daughter in-law Donna Horne of Mt Vernon, sister Agnes Hersey of Danvers Ma., 10 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr Dan Onion and the staff of MaineGeneral Medical Center, the staff of Kno-Wal-Lin, and the staff of St. Andrews Health and Family Care Center.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, March, 14th from 1-2 with services at 2pm. A gathering will follow at the home of Elaine and Peter Lorbeski at 378 Main St., Richmond. Burial will take place in the spring.

Donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04347


Richard L. (Dickie) Ames Sr.

Wiscasset-Richard L. Ames Sr., 72, of the Old Dresden Rd. passed away Friday, March 6, 2009 at Parkview Hospital in Brunswick after a long Illness.

He was born on May 25, 1936 in West Bowdoin to Chester and Margarite Ames.

Dickie was an avid hunter, enjoyed reading watching western movies, and nature programs, as well as watching NASCAR Races. He collected match box cars and Dale Ernhart Sr. memorabilia.

He loved being outside doing anything and spending time with his grandchildren.

Dickie was an amazing man, hard working and always made sure his family had everything they needed. He would do anything for anyone, even of he didn’t know them, and asked for nothing in return. He was always ready with a joke to make everyone laugh and smile.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and our hero.

Dickie is survived by his wife of 47 years Martha, children Sally Marshall and husband Larry all of Dresden, Kim Miller and husband John of Hampton, VA., Mark Ames of South Portland, Richard Ames Jr., of Brunswick, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, 6 brothers and sisters, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter Lisa Ann, one brother and two sisters.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Charles C. Hinkley

Dresden – Charles C. Hinkley, 76, passed away on March 7, 2009 at his home from complications of leukemia with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Richmond on January 6, 1933, the son of Clinton W. and Evelyn B. (Smith) Hinkley.

Charlie attended Richmond Schools and served honorably in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force for 16 years. After his military service, he lived in Texas for several years before returning to Maine. Charles was an accomplished carpenter and home builder among several other vocations.

He enjoyed all types of sports and was a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers. Charlie also enjoyed country & western music and loved to dance. He also loved spending time with family and friends.

Charles was predeceased by his parents and daughter, Shauna and her husband, Kurt Jacobson, of Austin, TX.

Charles is survived by his loving companion, Linda Merriam, of Dresden; two sons, Dr. Charles C. Hinkley and his wife, Suzannah, of New Braunsfels, TX, and Warner R. Hinkley and his wife, Ann, of Bath; two daughters, Sandie and Yolanda Hinkley, both of Texas; four grand-sons, Brett, Kieantae, Kirk, and Edward; three grand-daughters, Hannah, Chelsea, Lindsey; one great grand-daughter in Austin, TX; two brothers, Gilman Hinkley and wife Maxine of Richmond and Sherwood Hinkley and wife, Mary, of Apopka, FL; six sisters, Marilyn Pinkham of West Gardiner; Emelene Fickett and husband, Charles, of Farmingdale; Marita Miller of Boothbay Harbor; Betty Roy of North Adams, MA; Cleo Chancellor and husband, Norman, of Richmond; and Dolores Emmons of Topsham. Also surviving are many nephews, nieces and cousins and special friends, Paul and Donna Bergeron, and Aaron and Mary Garate.

The family expresses their gratitude to Hospice and HealthReach, especially Katherine Bryant and Laurie Harris, for their loving care.

A graveside service will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery, Alexander Reed Road, Richmond, in the spring per Charles’ wishes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles name to Hospice or the charity of your choice.

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


Michael S. Hamer

BRUNSWICK — Michael Stuart Hamer died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in Brunswick after a brief battle with cancer, bravely borne.

He was born on Aug 15, 1944, in Guildford, United Kingdom.

Mourning him are three daughters, Emily, Zaria and Rebecca Hamer; his wife and closest friend, Judith Hamer; three stepdaughters, Jennifer Ramos, Christine Kendal-Ward and Jaimie Kendal-Ward; his first wife, Susannah Cameron Crichon; family in the United Kingdom and the United States; colleagues associated with the Maine State Museum; and friends world wide.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond.

To salute and support his love for animals, the family requests donations be made to the S.P.C.A in lieu of flowers.e


Lawrence Huntington

Richmond -Lawrence Huntington ,75, of Langdon Rd, Richmond, passed away peacefully, after a long illness on Friday, February 13, 2009 with family at his side after a brief stay at Russell Park Manor in Lewiston.

He was born at his grandparents home on Nov.13,1933, the son of Marjorie Wren and Horace Huntington .He was educated in local schools and remained a lifelong resident of the community . After graduation he was employed as a milk truck driver, then because of his love of the outdoors, he worked as a self-employed woodsman. Then prior to retirement in 1995, he worked as a manager of a group home. He was a former Greek Orthodox priest, a local licensed preacher as well as a member of the Blue Holiness Fellowship Church and a former Member of the Enterprise Grange #48.

He enjoyed going out to eat, loved watching movies, reading western novels and the National Geographic. A favorite pastime was building things in his wood working shop. In earlier years, he loved to hunt, trap, fish and tend his farm. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, raising rabbits and going camping with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Louise Huntington, of Richmond; a son, Russell Huntington and wife Irene, of Arundel; daughter ,Denise Clavet and husband, Romeo, of Lewiston; daughter, Barbara Girard and husband. Roger, of Richmond; 2 step children, David Pinkham, and his wife, Rebecca, of Bath; Mary Collins and husband, Wayne, of Richmond. Grandchildren John, Joy, Jacob, Jeff, Alex, Chris, and Nick. Step-grandchildren Ronnie, Lexi, Cameron, and his loving dog Sasha. His great granddaughter princess Bella Huntington. His former wife, Louise Robbins Huntington, currently resides in Hallowell at Woodlands Manor. He is predeceased by his parents, Horace and Marjorie Huntington, of Richmond.

There will be a small gathering of friends and family to celebrate his life on Sat., Feb 21, at the Nazarene church on the Alexander Reed Rd in Richmond from 1pm to 4pm. Burial will take place in the spring.


Emily E. Pinkham

Woolwich-Emily E. Pinkham, 65, of Middle Rd. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 8, 2009 at her home.

She was born in Dresden on March 6, 1943 the daughter of Glendon and Altena Leask.

Emily was a longtime member of the Post 132 Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed making and shopping for crafts.

She was predeceased by her parents and husband David Pinkham. Emily is survived by her son’s Alan Pinkham and his Fiancée’ Lisa Page of Woolwich, daughters Ruth Hanson of Biddeford, Altena Imperial and husband Carlos of Germany, Holly Giannelli and husband Clint of Richmond, brothers Merle Leask and his wife Marcia of Dresden, Paul Leask and wife Alice of Whitefield, Warren Leask and wife Sally of Wiscasset, sister Marylou Sanders of Pennsylvania, Penny Leask of Maine, 4 grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, February 21st at 10am with a service to commence at 11am. Burial will take place on Tuesday, February 24th at 10am at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta, Me 04330

In Emily’s memory donations may be made to the Richmond Women’s Auxiliary Richmond, Me 04357


Barbara J. Alexander Page

West Bath-Barbara J. Alexander Page, 70, formally of Topsham passed away Saturday, Feb 07, 2009 after a courageous battle with Cancer.

She died peacefully at her home in West Bath; which she shared with her daughter.

Barbara was born December 25, 1938 in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of Archibald M. Ayer and Margaret E. (Carr) Ayer. She attended Lisbon High School, then went on to marry and raise three children.

She was a homemaker for many years until she started a career in caring for the elderly at the Bath Nursing Home. She then advanced her career to Administrative functions at the Falmouth By The Sea Care Facility. Barbara later became a part of the Rousseau Enterprises organization as Office Manager at Dionne Commons and remained employed there until her death.

Barbara found an extended family within the Rousseau Enterprises Organization, with special consideration to the Dionne Commons staff and residents. One of her many enjoyments during the day was to intermingle with and play chair volleyball with the residents/staff. Her office was always open for a visitor and a smile always received.

She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and much adored great grandchildren. She enjoyed dancing, playing Bingo, Email and playing Cribbage on the Internet and reading Autobiographies. She truly enjoyed the Christmas holiday season.

The oldest of 6 siblings, she was predeceased by a brother, Allen "Buddy" Ayer, sister Kathleen Bernson and a stepmother Marie Ayer.

Surviving are her step father, Chester L. Gott of Springhill, FL., sister Patricia Lapointe of Danvers, Ma., Two sons; William G. Alexander Jr, and Steven W. Alexander and his wife Jane; all of Topsham. A daughter, Carol J. Alexander of West Bath, grandchildren; Ryan Trudell of Lewiston, Tracey Clinton and her husband Jay of Hawaii, Alyssa Briere and her husband DJ of Topsham, Steven W. Alexander of Boothbay, great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and nephews.

There will be no funeral services. A private gathering will be held in her honor.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coastal Humane Society 30 Range Rd. Brunswick, Me 04011.

Words of condolence may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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


Barbara Hutton

Barbara Hutton died on January 14, 2009 in Brunswick, Maine. Barbara lived in New Haven and North Branford Connecticut until she retired and moved to Coral Springs Florida and later to Maine. She was born in 1925 to Winfield and Marion Colby, and worked for Southern New England Telephone Company. She married Frank Hutton in 1950, who died in 1983, and is survived by her daughter, Deborah Hutton of Bowdoinham, Maine, her grandchildren, Sam and Colin Hutton, and her son in law, Tim Belcher. She leaves many strong friendships, particularly with Jean Holt and other women who grew up with her, and who later worked and raised families together. She played a central role in the lives of many young people who grew up in her community, including especially Lars and Eileen Selander. A memorial service will be held later in the year in Connecticut.


Deborah Light

Bowdoinham-Deborah E. Light DVM, 53, of the River Rd. passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2009 after a long courageous battle with Lymphoma and MDS at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

She was born on September 8, 1955 in Albany, New York the daughter of Edward Jr. and Carolyn (Van Alstyne) Light.

Deborah attended the University of New Hampshire for two years before transferring to Cornell University where she received her Bachelor of Science, Masters of Science and her DVM.

Before moving to Maine in 1996, she owned and operated her own small animal Veterinary practice known as Sheep Meadow in Ghent New York for many years.

Deborah was a life long member of the alumni of the school of agriculture and veterinary medicine.

Enjoyed camping, visiting with friends, traveling and was an avid sports fan.

Deborah is survived by her parents of New York, her life partner Lucille Morrison of Bowdoinham, brothers Thomas Light and wife Debbie of New York, Howard “Bud” Light and wife Patricia of New York, sister Barbara Light and companion Chuck of New York, several nieces, nephews, two great nieces, and her dogs Ruby and Rosie.

There will be a private memorial service held at a later date.

In Deborah’s memory donations may be made to the Leukemia Foundation and lymphoma society donor services P.O. Box 4072 Piitsfield, MA 01202

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


Arlene York

BATH-Arlene Bussell York, 85 of 1 King's Arms, Bath, ME died Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Hill House, Bath, Maine with family and friends by her side.

She was born in Dresden, Maine on September 16, 1923, daughter of Leona Rachel McGrath Bussell and Alfred V. Bussell. She attended Bucksport and Brunswick High School. On March 10, 1941 she married Leland Stuart York and moved to Bath, ME. During the war she worked for Bath Iron Works, than Verney Mill in Brunswick, Congress Sportswear retiring in 1985. She later managed Goodwill of Bath before retiring again and volunteering at Goodwill of Bath after retirement.

She enjoyed traveling, camping, snowmobiling, family especially grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has made many friends over the years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leland S. York on April 30, 1989; a daughter Delores Ann in 1944; and 3 sisters, Dorothy Freeman on December 12, 1998, Rita Norris on May 4, 2000 and Marjorie Leach on July 18, 2007.

She is survived by her daughter Marjorie and son-in-law James Robinson of Bath, a brother Alfred V Bussell, Jr of North Palm Beach, FL; two Granddaughters, Christina Sener and her husband Kenneth of Bath and Michele Pontbriand and her husband Robert of Colorado; two great-granddaughters, Elizabeth and Catherine Sener of Bath; and one grandson, Cameron Pontbriand of Colorado; a niece Deborah Kloberdans and her husband David of Woolwich and a nephew, Donald Freeman and his wife Madelyn of Phippsburg

At her request, there will be no funeral. There will be a private memorial burial in Orland, Maine in the spring.

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St, Richmond, ME


Eric D. Bell

Eric Douglas Bell, 49, of Sergeant Lane, Brunswick, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick after a courageous and inspiring three-year battle against lung cancer.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Nov. 7, 1959, the son of Albert W. and Joan D. Bell, Eric attended the Hinckley School in Hinckley and was a graduate of the University of Southern Maine.

On Sept. 22, 1990, he married Kelly Marie Baker of Brunswick. The couple had met while both were employed at L.L. Bean in 1986.

For seven years, Eric worked at National Semiconductor in South Portland.

Eric touched the lives of everyone he met, and he faced even the toughest of life’s challenges with a sense of humor and a positive, determined attitude. A lifetime nonsmoker, Eric was happiest when engaged in outdoor activities. He loved to golf, hunt, ski, hike, climb mountains, and spend time with his family. His contagious enthusiasm was especially evident at Portland Sea Dogs games, where he would often lead his entire section of the stands in the singing of “Sweet Caroline.”

In recent years, Eric did a great deal of work to raise money for the fight against cancer through the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. He formed the “Bell Ringers,” a Relay team that raised more than $35,000 for cancer research over the past three years.

He was predeceased by his father in 1992.

A devoted and loving husband, son, brother, and uncle, Eric is survived by his wife, Kelly Bell, of Brunswick; his mother, Joan Bell, of Bath; a sister, Leslie Ambrose, of Bath; a brother, Alan Bell, of Littleton, Colo.; a sister, Tracy Foster, and her husband, Butch Foster, of Perry, Ga.; a sister, Lori Bell, and her husband, John Scannell, of Stamford, Conn.; a sister, Tami Thibodeau, and her husband, Stephen Thibodeau, of Bath; a brother, Jon Bell, and his wife, Catherine Bell, of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Elena Wagner, and her husband, Peter Wagner, of Davidson, N.C.; 22 nieces and nephews, one great-nephew, many loving in-laws and friends, and his beloved golden retriever Bailey Jane.

A celebration of Eric’s life, “Eric’s Memorial Happy Hour,” will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick, from 4 to 8 P.M. on Friday, Jan. 16. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent in Eric’s memory to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, 1 Main St. # 300, Topsham, Maine 04086; please earmark all donations for the “Bell Ringers” team.

A memorial celebration is planned for this summer at Reid State Park in Georgetown; the date and time will be announced by the family.

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