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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.