2012 Obituaries

2012 Obituaries

Lucille Jewell

Bowdoinham – Lucille Leonard Jewell 92, energetic mother, teacher, gardener, bird watcher, Girl Scout leader, tennis player and cribbage enthusiast died at home on December 31, 2012. Lucille was born on January 17, 1920 in Wilmington, Delaware daughter of Lucille (Putnam) Leonard and Newton Peckham Leonard. She grew up in Providence RI with her younger sister Nina where their parents were high school teachers. Lucille graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1938 and went on to Bates College where she earned a degree in Biology. She graduated Cum Laude in 1942. Lucille often recalled family summers of her youth at Common Fence Point on Narragansett Bay as well as a memorable bicycle trip through Europe with a student group led by her father. Lucille met Malcolm L. Jewell at Bates and they were married on August 15, 1942. Their first home was in Northampton Mass where they worked in Springfield in support of the war effort. Their first child Nina Lee was born in Springfield in 1943. Shortly thereafter Malcolm joined the Navy and Lucille and Nina moved to Providence to live with her parents. There, her second child Stephen was born in June 1945. After the war, the small family moved to Malcolm's family farm –Keewaydin-- in Bowdoinham. While Malcolm worked in Lewiston, Lucille busied herself raising the family at the farm. 1949 saw the birth of Jeffery Fisher, followed by Katherine in 1951 and Jeremy Chase in 1953. In addition to her growing family, Lucille helped raise a variety of farm animals over the years, as well as lush summer gardens. She canned and preserved vegetables and fruits and churned butter from the cows' milk. The Jewell children looked forward to their weekly trips to Brunswick where she sold her homemade butter. As the children got older each summer Lucille invited exchange students from abroad to the farm. She entertained students from England, France and Japan. When the children were grown, Lucille expanded old interests and embraced new pursuits. While she had always enjoyed welcoming the song birds to her garden, she became a founding member of the Merrymeeting Audubon Society. Lucille planted perennial beds to complement the well-established vegetable garden. She became an active tennis player and somehow during these years had time to earn a Master’s degree in Education and teach mathematics. She and Malcolm became energetic travelers and visited many of the countries of Europe. We all recall her dedicated involvement with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. Every year she prepared great quantities of chowder for the 'Annual Christmas Fish Chowder Luncheon'. Winter always found Lucille creating another beautiful braided rug for family and friends. Lucille was predeceased by Malcolm L. Jewell (1920-2008) husband of 66 years, Katherine J. Fiori (1951-2008), Jeremy Chase Jewell (1953-1967) and Jeffery Fisher Jewell (1949-1950). She is survived by her sister Nina Sloan of Jefferson Ferry, New York, daughter Nina J. Mendall and her husband Peter J. Mendall of Bowdoinham, and son Stephen P. Jewell and wife Patricia B. Jewell of Barre, Mass. Lucille leaves seven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Special thanks go to her devoted daytime companion for the past four years, Beverly Pulk, of Brunswick. A celebration of Lucille's life will be scheduled at a later date.


Maynard Vintinner

passed away on November 30, 2012.

Per his request there will not be any funeral services.


Donald E. Moody

Dresden-Donald E. Moody, 62, of the Middle Rd. passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at his home with his family by his side.

He was born in Augusta on June 28, 1950 the son of Richard and Jessie Moody.

Don worked at Bath Iron Works for many years in the transportation Department.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseshoes, camping, swimming in his pool, and especially time spent with family.

Don was predeceased by his parents, twin brother Ronald and a sister Joyce. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Linda Moody of Dresden, daughter Erin Reed and her husband Jeremy of Wiscasset, son Eric Moody and his significant other Michelle Anair of Dresden, sisters Jeannette and husband Bob Beaulieu of West Gardiner, Juanita Mayberry and her significant other John Gianelli, Brother Linwood Moody and wife Sandra of Pittston, several nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will take place on Friday, November 30th from 1 to 3pm at the funeral home.

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


Thomas “Tom” G. Minchin

Pittston-Thomas Giles Minchin, 66, of the Webb Rd. lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at his home on Monday, November 26, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 18, 1946 in Gardiner to Giles Minchin and Evelyn Webb.

When Tom was younger he was ranked one of the best outboard racers in the State. He will always be remembered for his never ending smile. Tom enjoyed going to several NASCAR races with the boys. He also loved camping in the North woods and racing his #3 car at Wiscasset Speedway. His church families were an important part of his life.

Tom was employed at the Gardiner Water District for 40 years.

Tom was predeceased by his father Giles and step mother Mignonne, mother Evelyn Webb, son Thomas Giles Minchin Jr.

He was survived by his wife Nancy of 36 years, son Jeffrey and wife Jill, daughter Kimberly Willard and husband Steve, step sons Donald Swift and wife Debbie, Lee Swift and wife Michele, Daniel Swift, and James Swift, grandchildren Jonathan and Samantha Willard, Jeffrey and Jennah Minchin and Ashely Powell, Shaina and Jake Swift, Rachel Swift, Tomi Marie Minchin, and one great grandson Hunter Peaslee. Other survivors include his step dad Donald G. Webb and wife Jean, sister Margo Willette and husband Darrell, brothers Stephen Minchin and wife Donna, Donald E. Webb and wife Catherine, Ronald Webb and wife Marie, Jonathan Webb and wife Judy as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends.

A celebration of life will be held at the Grace Community Chapel Route 126, 187 Lewiston Rd. West Gardiner on Saturday, December 1st at 11am. Burial will take place at the North Pittston Cemetery on the Whitefield Rd. Route 126. A gathering will follow back at the Grace Community Church.

The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at the Alfond Center and the Hospice team for the special care they gave Tom. Also, a special thank you goes out to Mary Bailey for her support of Tom and the family.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Tom’s memory to the Harold Alfond Center on the Old Belgrade Rd. Pancreatic Cancer Research.

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


Michael D. Clark

Richmond-Michael David Clark was born on October 9th 1959 in Deep River Ontario, and passed away at home in Richmond on November 20th 2012 after a long battle with Melanoma.

When he was two his family moved from Canada to the Los Angeles area, where he graduated from Pacific Palisades High School in 1977, and attended Cal State University. His love of life, adventure and the outdoors was visible throughout his career. He was First mate and Chef on a corporate fishing yacht stationed in Cabo San Lucas hosting company executives and clients. He worked as a Ski Instructor in Vail Colorado and for the Sitzmark Lodge.

He returned to school, got a degree in Computer Aided Design, and ended his career designing Yacht interiors at Hodgdon Yachts in Richmond, Maine.

He is survived by his father Malcolm, brother Bob, and sister Ann, along with a multitude of close and cherished friends.

A memorial celebrating Mike's life will be held at the Old Goat Main St. Richmond on Saturday, December 1st at 5 P.M.

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


Calvin “Jack” K. Hunton

Richmond-Calvin “Jack” K. Hunton, 82, of the Alexander Reed Rd. passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born in Rochester, New York on March 18, 1930 the son of Frederick and Mae Hunton.

Jack Proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp and the United States Navy during Korea. Jack worked for many years as a self employed plumbing, Electricial and heating contractor.

He enjoyed flying and hanging around the Bowdoinham airport and antiques planes and cars.

Jack was predeceased by his parents, 6 sisters and 1brother. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Grace Hunton of Richmond, children John Hunton of Bowdoinham, Juli Collier of Arizona, James Hunton of Wiscasset, Jeffrey Hunton of Alabama, sister Joan S. Fickett of Bowdoinham, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

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

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


Eleanor Harvey

Connecticut-HARVEY, ELEANOR E. Ellie Harvey, 83, of Branford passed away after a long struggle with Alzheimers.

Born Mary Eleanor Elizabeth Talbot to Roger Talbot & Elfrieda Caroline Juliet Anderson in Boston, MA.

Ellie was hard working & deeply faithful to her heavenly Father, Jehovah. She worked for many years for CT Hospice. She loved the comfort and relief she could contribute to those under Hospice care. She was

also an active member of the Branford Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She served many years as a full-time volunteer helping those in the community learn more about the Bible and the wonderful promise of a peaceful new earth without illness and death. This hope was something she treasured & hoped others would find comfort in when facing difficult trials. She was well known for her generosity & compassion. She emanated these qualities. In addition to the deep love for her "three beautiful children;" Eleanor enjoyed the association of her friends in the congregation, traveling & studying her genealogy. She is survived by her son’s Jonathan C. Harvey of Oakdale, CT, Paul E. Harvey of Richmond, ME and daughter Elfrieda E. Harvey of Chesterfield, CT. She also leaves four beloved grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A Service will be held Sat., Nov. 24th, 1:30 p.m. at the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 36 Eastern Ave. Augusta, Me 04330. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Jehovah's Witnesses, 36 Eastern Ave. Augusta, Me 04330.

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


John R. Cahill

Augusta-John R. Cahill of Palm Harbor, F1., Augusta, Me. And formally of Bath, Me. passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his daughter's home in Augusta.

John was with the Morse High school class of 1956 and attended the University of Maine in Portland (now the University of Southern Maine).

John retired from Bath Iron Works after 37 years in 1995 and with his wife moved to Florida and became a Real Estate agent with Century 21. John served in the U.S Air Force in Cheauteroux, France flying from Paris to New York and back several times.

He was a life member of the Bath Lodge of Elks and was Elk of the year in 1978. He volunteered at the Countryside hospital in Palm Harbor and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Rays.

Born on September 8, 1938 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew R. Cahill of Bath. He leaves behind his wife of 52 years Sharon A. Cahill of Palm Harbor and Augusta Me., one daughter Terri L. Cahill of Augusta, Me., One sister Margaret A. Herrin of Bangor, Me. One brother Richard F. Cahill of Auburn, Me. and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother Russell A. Cahill of Westbrook.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, November 14th at 2pm at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. A celebration of life will follow at the Elks Club 9 Lambard St. Bath.

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


Paul D. Lewis

RICHMOND -- Paul D. Lewis, 74, of Richmond, died on Monday, Nov. 5, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was a native Mainer born in Boothbay Harbor.

Paul served in the Marine Corps as a corporal E-4 having served two tours, including Vietnam and provisional drill instructor. He was a firefighter in Savannah, Ga., upon returning home. Paul supported his family for many years as a skilled leather craftsman.

After retiring, he developed other skills including jewelry design, wood carving and painting.

Paul was an active member of the American Legion Emerson & Lane Post 132 in Richmond.

Paul loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and friends.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Lewis Penner, and her husband, Henry, of Columbus, Ohio; his daughter, Audrey Lewis, of Waterville; his sons, Karl A. Lewis, and wife Beatrice, of Augusta, Christopher Lewis, of Nuyon, Quebec, Roger Lewis, of Norridgewock, Peter "Tony" Lewis and wife Kathleen McKechnie, of Bowdoinham, and Scott Lewis, of Waterville; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin R. Lewis Sr. and Jennie Evelyn Sherman Lewis, of Boothbay Harbor; his siblings, Barbara Lorrain, of Boothbay Harbor, Elvin Roger Lewis Jr., of Boothbay, Harley E. Lewis, of Newport, N.C., and Doris Lewis Townsend, of Portland.

A celebration of life ceremony will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Nov. 13 at the American Legion Post 132 Richmond, with funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans' Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Augusta. Reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to help homeless veterans, payable to: Garry Owen MC, P.O. Box 31, Liberty, ME 04949.


John E. Gilbert

AUGUSTA -- John E. Gilbert, 39, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 2, 2012.

John was a charming, fun-loving person and a devoted father, son and brother.

Johnny is survived by his mother, Roxanne Constantino, of Woolwich; his father, John Cotter, of Waldoboro; stepparents, Ronald "Mouse" and Glynn Trask, of South Gardiner; the love of his life, Melissa Ryder, and their children Savannah, Joshua, Crystal and Abigail Gilbert, all of Augusta; brothers and sisters, Lesa Smith and her husband, Michael, of South Gardiner, Todd Gilbert, of Bath, Melissa Cotter, of Bath, Ryan Cotter, of Bath, Ruebin Brown, of Augusta, and Carmen Hatch and her husband, Troy, of Washington; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He will be deeply missed.

Johnny was known for his sense of humor, charm and lovability.

A celebration of life will be from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 10, 2012, at the Elks Club on Civic Center Drive, Augusta.

LIn lieu of flowers, please send donations to assist with his final expenses to Glynn Trask, P.O. Box 237, South Gardiner, ME 04359.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.


Edward F. Webber

Scarborough-Edward Franklin Webber, 77, genealogist and historian, resident of Old Orchard Beach and Auburn, Maine, born June 26, 1935 in Worcester, Mass, son of Guy Stanwood Webber and Alberta Doris (Bolte) Webber, died on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine.

He graduated from North High School, Worcester, MA in 1954, from Worcester Jr. College in 1956 with an Associate of Arts degree, and from Gorham State Teachers College, Gorham, ME in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1961 with a Master of Arts degree. From 1959 to 1989 he taught Social Studies in grades 7 and 8 in South Paris, ME. Ed joined the Kappa Delta Phi fraternity in 1957. In 1959 he was elected to its Executive Board where he served as National Secretary to the present. In 1988 he helped found its National Alumni Association and was a member ever since. He also received a Crow Award from Iota Chapter at Gorham State.

In 1981 he joined the Masons Village Lodge Number 26 in Bowdoinham, and later became a member of the National Village Lodge. He achieved the position of 32nd Degree Mason. From 1984 to the present Ed was a member of Electa Chapter Number 2 Order of the Eastern Star (OES) in Bowdoinham where he served as Warder for one year, Worthy Patron for six years, and Chaplain for sixteen years. He also served as Grand Chaplain in the state position for one year, and was the Grand Representative of Ohio for a two year period. He often visited other chapters serving pro tem as any officer they needed at their meeting.

Ed’s parents are deceased and he had no siblings, spouse, or children. He will be dearly missed by his cousins, OES sisters and brothers, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, and Masonic brothers. He was revered by countless numbers of individuals and his spirit will live on through all his good deeds and through all the lives he touched. REST IN PEACE, ED. YOU ARE LOVED AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Southern Maine Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and the entire team at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their compassion and tender loving care. We appreciate all you did for Ed and our family. You are angels among us.

Per Ed’s request, donations to the ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Award for Religious Leaders) Scholarship Fund will be graciously accepted in lieu of flowers. Please contribute in memory of Ed and send to Corley Anne Byras, Secretary, 176 Litchfield St., Bowdoin, ME 04287.

Visiting hours are scheduled from 4 to 7PM on Sunday, November 11th at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held in the same location at 10:30 AM on Monday the 12th. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery in Bowdoinham, Maine.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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


Cathy Lee Higgins Clarke

Cathy Lee Higgins Clarke died of cancer October 10, 2012 on Westport Island.

She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., April 16, 1952.

She is survived by her husband, Robin Clarke; her mother, Ginny Higgins; her son, Sean Dunkleberger, two sisters, Laurie and Leslie Higgins; three stepchildren, Mike, Beth and Billie; many other relatives and friends, and her cat, Boo Boo. Cathy moved to Westport Island with her husband in December of 1999. She loved lobstering, painting, gardening, animals, and most of all, people. If she heard of someone that needed help, she would be the first one to offer without being asked. If you were lucky enough to meet her, you will never forget her.

Honoring her request, there will be no services.

The family wishes to thank the women of hospice and Kincer Funeral Home.


Adelaide T. Owen

Freeport-Adelaide T. Owen, 89, formerly of Pejepscot Terrace in Brunswick, ME passed away in Freeport, ME on October 15, 2012

She was born on 01/14/23 the daughter of Ernest & Adelaide Johnson of Wakefield MA.

Adelaide was a member of the Electa Chapter # 2 OES in Bowdoinham where she earned her 50 year and life memberships, serving as Worthy Matron in Hawthorne Chapter in Brunswick she also served as Mother Advisor to North Reading Assembly #103 in North Reading, Mass. International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and Dean of the Grand Cross of Color

She enjoyed reading and knitting; her latest project was dish cloths. She also loved her cat, Meci.

Adelaide lived and worked for years before her retirement at Northwood Court Apartments in Bath, ME

She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Neal. Adelaide is survived by her daughter, Linda Gray and her husband Mark of Bowdoin, her son James Owen and his wife Louise of Lynn, MA, four grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

There will be no services and burial will take place in a private ceremony at the family site in Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield, Mass at a later date

Please send donations to the Permanent Estarl Scholarship Fund OES to Corley Anne Byras, Secretary Electa Chapter # 2 OES 176 Litchfield Road Bowdoin, ME 04287

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


Brenda E. “Chubbuck” Sterling

Waterville-Brenda E. Sterling, 46, of Elm St. passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 12, 2012 at her home.

She was born on May 22, 1966 the daughter of Edward and Helen Chubbuck.

Brenda was an avid Beano player. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening with her older sister, doing crafts, making treats and goodies for family and friends.

Brenda was predeceased by her parents and grandparents Robert and Phyllis “Hoar” Lund. She is survived by her daughter Amanda Chubbuck of Gardiner, sisters Laurie Dill and her husband Dale of Turner, Phyllis Chubbuck and companion Darlene Robbins of Oakland, Inez Dyer and husband John of Oakland, Belinda Austin and husband Dana of Gardiner, brother Robert Chubbuck of Belgrade, nieces and nephews Scott, Steven, Michael, Victoria, Inez Louise, Roy and Kevin. Brenda was also very close to Darren Dill of Fairfield and Sharon Dill of Turner, 2 very special friends in her life Margie Brewa and dog Penny whom she walked daily with in Waterville and other special friend Peter Stevens of Oakland. She had many great nieces and nephews she truly loved and spent as much time with as possible.

There will be a gathering at 30 Oak St. Hidden Meadows Park Lot 35 in Oakland at the home of Phyllis Chubbuck on Saturday, October 20th at 1pm. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the life and stories of Brenda.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357. 207-737-4395


Guy E. Brawn

Bowdoinham-Guy E. Brown, 69, of the Ridge Rd. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Brunswick.

He was born on January 5, 1943 in Brunswick the son of George and Beatrice Brawn.

Guy worked at Etonic Shoe in Richmond for over 25 years. He then was employed by L.L. Bean until his retirement. After retirement he worked part time for S.A.D. 75.

He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, fishing and woodworking. Guy was a past member of the rod and gun club and bowling league.

Guy was predeceased by his parents, brother Albert Brawn, sisters Marilyn Edgecomb, Phyllis Turner, Sheila Brawn and granddaughter Shelby Wooten. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Helen Brawn of Bowdoinham, Darren Brawn and wife Tammy of Bowdoin, daughter Jennifer Brawn of South Carolina, grandchild Jacob Brawn of Bowdoin, sisters Patricia Hartman and her husband Robert of Ohio, Carlyn Tome of Bowdoinham, Jocelyn Almy and husband Robert of Lisbon Falls, brothers James Brawn of Bowdoinham, George Brawn and wife Janet of Brunswick, Ellwood Brawn and wife Francis of Richmond, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, October 18th at 4pm at Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham. A gathering will follow at the Bowdoinham Fire Station.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bowdoinham Fire Department c/o Jack Tourtelotte 13 School St. Bowdoinham, Me 04008.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357. 207-737-4395


John C. Faulknham

Gardiner-John C. Faulknham, died October 10, 2012 at a local Augusta Nursing Home.


Preston Tapley Stephenson

Preston Tapley Stephenson, Jr., 82, of Brunswick, ME and Swampscott, MA died peacefully in his sleep on October 07, 2012 after a long fight with Parkinson’s disease at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center’s Mere Point in Brunswick, ME.

After attending The Taft School, Tap graduated from Brown University where he was a member of Psi Upsilon. Tap went on to work for the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Inc in customer service and enjoyed a full life. As a member of the Pleon Yacht Club and Eastern Yacht Club, Tap was an avid sailor who enjoyed racing, serving on the EYC Race Committee and cruising the Maine coastline. Tap was also known for his love of skiing, both in Franconia and New London, NH, and for his great love of hunting in Merrymeeting Bay in southern Maine.

Son of Preston Tapley Stephenson and Florence Emma Brown, Tap was predeceased by is wife of 40 years, Joan Wood Stephenson, in 1998 after a long battle with cancer and his older brother Edwin Charles Stephenson. He is survived by his three sons and their families: Tap and Ginny of Wenham, Andy and Becky of Ellsworth, ME, and Craig and Heather of Richmond, ME. Tap is also survived by his younger brother and wife, Geo and Janie Stephenson of Marblehead, and Tap’s four grandchildren: Tapley, Sarah, Lyle, and Nate.

A memorial service at St. Andrews Church, Marblehead, MA is planned for 2:00pm, on October 27, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (https://www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation.html) or Mid Coast Senior Health Center (http://www.midcoastseniorhealthcenter.com/donate.htm), in Tap Stephenson’s name.


Frank E. Coston Jr.

Augusta-Frank E. Coston Jr., 43, formerly of Richmond died unexpectedly on September 20, 2012 at his residence.

He was born in Brunswick on January 13, 1969 the son of Frank Sr., and Glenda Coston.

Frank enjoyed fishing, playing cribbage, poker, music and computers.

Frank was predeceased by his parents and brother Mike Coston. He is survived by sisters Donna Hopkins of Gardiner, Greta Johansen of Richmond, brother Donnie Coston of Richmond, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will take place at the Richmond Cemetery at 1 pm on Sunday, October 7th.

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


Phyllis Mae McCluskey

Brunswick-Phyllis Mae McCluskey, passed away in the presence of loved ones September 26, 2012 at the Horizons Living & Rehab Facility in Brunswick.

Phyllis was born on September 12, 1922 in Portland the daughter of Hans Z. Hanson and Anna Maria Cristina Peterson (Hanson)

She was a graduate of Deering High, class of 1940. Phyllis enjoyed softball and pitched briefly for an amateur team in the area named “The City of Portland”.

Phyllis enjoyed cooking, in particular, bread making and preparing meals. She had an authentic Danish pastry recipe that she made on occasion and was perhaps her most adored creation. She frequently made scotch cookies for family members for birthdays or simply on request. There was hardly a family event that wasn’t serviced by her bountiful kitchen labors and everyone looked forward to getting together for that express reason. Phyllis’s character was directly reflected in her baking. Both were simple and elegant and immensely satisfying. She was adored for her boundless love and heartwarming sincerity. Phyllis also enjoyed shopping, eating out and interacting with people in general. She was always delighted to make new acquaintances and immediately endeared herself to anyone fortunate enough to traverse in the circle of her large extended family. Phyllis was just as comfortable visiting her son Bob and his family in Seattle or her daughter Nancy and her family in South Carolina as she was receiving guests in the comfort of her own home. As they say, home is where the heart is and Phyllis always traveled with her heart wide open and accepting of others. Phyllis was also interested in the lives and welfare of many of her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and looked forward to any news from, by or about them. Her sense of humor was spontaneous and contagious and helped carry a lot of us through some challenging moments. Phyllis and her husband Mac both loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping with the children and grandchildren. Priceless evenings were spent in the cabins feasting on freshly caught trout and her homemade bread or biscuits. Phyllis also enjoyed feeding wild birds and she and Mac spent countless hours identifying them and keeping a calendar noting their arrivals and departures with the seasons. She had an uncanny knack for drawing in hummingbirds and would often have several of them perched in nearby trees waiting for their turn at her feeder. Phyllis was a housewife and homemaker most of her adult life. Raising seven children kept her busy in an era when there were few labor saving, affordable appliances. She dedicated herself to the comfort of others and did so with energy and purpose. She worked at L.L. Bean as a seasonal packer one year and loved the experience but otherwise stayed close to home and its manifold obligations. She was rarely at a loss for activity. She enjoyed having her grandchildren search for “Tickling Sticks” which she would then have them draw lightly across her arm for relaxation. This was her evening “cocktail” and often put her to sleep. Often, she radiated an aura of everything being right with the would that left us feeling tranquil and indulged. One never left her presence feeling unloved. Phyllis lived a rich and meaningful life and will be deeply missed by many people, both friends and family. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Ervin “Mac” McCluskeyJr., daughters Donna Curry and Janice McCluskey. She is survived by daughters Arlene Smith of Bowdoinham, Nancy Laliberty of Greer, South Carolina, sons Robert E. McCluskey and his wife Marne of Indio, California, Richard D. McCluskey and wife Donna of Richmond, Maine, John McCluskey of Winslow, Maine. Surviving also are many grandchildren, great grandchildren and even one great great grandchild.

A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, October 2nd at 2pm at Kincer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: CHANS Home Health Care 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, Me (207)729-6782.

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


Debra L. Brezler

Richmond-Debra L. Brezler, 58, of Front St. died on September 24, 2012 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

She was born on June 28, 1954 in Norfolk, Virginia the daughter of Maurice and Betty Webster.

Debra enjoyed cooking, sewing, going to the beach, ceramics and especially time spent with her children and grandchildren.

She worked throughout the area for several years but preferred to stay home and take care of her children.

Debra was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 37 years David Brezler of Richmond, children Dana Powell of Washington State, Andre’ Brezler of Richmond, Jason Brezler of Brunswick, Teresa Little of Dresden, and 13 grandchildren.

A celebration of life will take place on Monday, October 1st at 6:30pm at the Shepherd of Faith Church on Main St. Richmond.

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


Ralph L. Ames

Dresden-Ralph L. Ames, 67, of the Middle Rd. passed away on September 3, 2012 after a long illness.

He was born in St. Stephens Canada on August 8, 1945 the son of Ralph and Lottie Ames and grew up in Vanceboro, Maine

Ralph proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He worked in many careers during his lifetime; farmer, electrician, truck driver and concrete mixer to name a few. Ralph later worked at Bath Iron Works as a marine electrician retiring in 2009.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was very accomplished with a bow, arrow and rifle. He was also a ham radio enthusiast.

Ralph was predeceased by his parents and a brother Alton Ames. He is survived by his wife Marcia Ames of Dresden, daughters Anette Roberge of Dresden, Andrea Bailey of New Jersey, son Thomas Ames and wife Tammy of Waterboro, grandchildren Danielle, Joshua, Michelle, Willie, Shane, Christopher, Andrew, sisters in laws Laurie Lawrence and Cheryl McCallister.

The family would like thank all the friends, caregivers and helpers during Ralph’s illness.

Per Ralph’s request there will not be any funeral services.

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


Rose Katherine (Chapman) Boudin

Rose Katherine (Chapman) Boudin, 77, of Damariscotta, died on September 5, 2012, at Cove’s Edge, in Damariscotta, Maine, after bravely facing the many challenges of a progressive condition known as Cerebella Ataxia.

Rose was born on October 16, 1934, in Dresden, where she attended school and grew up as one of ten children. She married Kenneth Boudin in 1952, and although divorced in 1982, was always considered one of the Boudin family.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, playing cards and scrabble, watching the Red Sox, country music, and the wonderful folks who came in and shared their time, music, and song at Cove’s Edge.

Pre-deceased by her father and mother, Fred and Florence Chapman; brothers Robert, Edward, Howard and Philip Chapman; sisters Maxine Freeman and Janice Revock.

Survived by her brothers Louis Chapman and Gerald Chapman of Lewiston, and David Chapman of Sheepscot; her three children – Susan Harvey and husband, John of Wiscasset; Jeannine Clark and husband, Randall of Dresden; and Kenneth Boudin, Jr. and Lori Howe of Edgecomb; four grandchildren, Andrea Delano of Bath, Cheryl Harvey of Yarmouth, Kelly Flagg of Portland, and Michael Pontau, Jr. of Topsham; two great-grandchildren Tenlee Delano of Woolwich, and Baxter Flagg of Portland.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at Cove’s Edge and the Compassionate Care volunteers, with a special thank you to Kelly and to Darryl.

Visiting hours will be held at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St, Richmond, ME, on Saturday, September 15, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., with a memorial service immediately following at the funeral home. A committal service will take place at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Dresden following the memorial service. After the committal, family and friends are welcome at the home of Susan and John Harvey, 203 Birch Point Road, Wiscasset.

If you wish, donations may be made in Rose’s memory to the Cove’s Care Fund, c/o Suzanne Cavalieri, Cove’s Edge, 26 Schooner Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543. ………………………..

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


Allen F. Soule

Bowdoinham-Allen Franklin Soule born in Portland on March 19, 1953, the son of Laurence Porter Soule Jr. and Jean Carter Soule left this world to be with the Lord on September 3, 2012 at Bodwell Hospice Care in Brunswick Maine after being diagnosed with Brain Cancer in November of 2009. He was surrounded by friends and much of his family in his last days.

He grew up in South Freeport, where he enjoyed sailing. He graduated from Freeport High School and attended Community College in Lubec for boatbuilding, and graduated from Southern Maine Technical College with a Class 3 License in Wastewater Treatment. He worked for a while at the Lewiston Auburn Wastewater Treatment Facility, then at Pejepscot Paper in Topsham as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. In 1982 he left to work at BIW. He worked until August 3`d.

Allen was loved by many, as he was a wonderful kind man. He was always there to help people and often the first one there. He became a Bluegrass Fan around 2004 and decided to learn how to play the fiddle. He jammed every Friday night with his friends and group The Good Intentions. They played at the DRUM Church in October as a fundraiser for the heating fund, and played at Richmond Elder Care this spring. In the past, he enjoyed boating on Merrymeeting Bay. He loved to Cross Country Ski and hike. He hiked Mt. Katadhin with friends and family. He was able to enjoy time with his Granddaughter Beatrice.

He was predeceased by his Grandparents, his father, Laurence Porter Soule Jr, his brother Brenton Carter Soule. He is survived by his wife of 37 years Jill of Bowdoinham, son Austin, Tina, and their daughter Beatrice of Erie PA, son Nathaniel, who is serving as a Petty Officer in the Navy and was very proud to see him graduate from boot camp, Mother, Jean Carter Soule of Cumberland, sister Nancy LeClair and her husband, Richard of Freeport, brother-in-law Craig of Portland and his wife Cathy, brother-in-law Jack and his wife Samantha of Cape Elizabeth, his sister-inLaw, Barbara Soule of Brewer, Mother in Law Marion B Lowe of South Portland, and nieces, nephews , and great nieces.

A memorial service will take place on Sunday, September 9th at 1pm at the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church Pleasant St. Richmond. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Brain Tumor Society 124 Watertown Street Suite 2D Watertown, MA 02472 or the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church 121 Pleasant Street Richmond, ME 04357.

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


Melvina L. Parker

Bowdoinham-Melvina L. Parker, 85, of the Wildes Rd. died on September 1, 2012 in Brunswick.

She was born on June 19, 1927 in Rockland the daughter of James and Helen Allen.

Melvina worked at Standard Romper in Brunswick for several years. She also worked at Brunswick Naval Air Station for many years.

She loved her animals and enjoyed her vegetable garden.

Melvina was predeceased by her parents, brother James Allen Jr., sister Rebecca Allen. She is survived by her son’s Samuel and John Tome of Bowdoinham, daughter in law Margaret Tome, grandson Kelly Smith and his family.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, September 8th at 11am in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath.

In Melvina’s memory donations may be made to the Coastal Humane Society 30 Range Rd. Brunswick, Me 04011

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


Donald C. Crandlemire

TOPSHAM - Donald Charles Crandlemire, son of Lilly K. and Donald R. Crandlemire, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Midcoast Hospital, Brunswick. Donald was a Maine native, who was born July 5, 1933, in Portland, grew up in Machias, and graduated from Machias Memorial High School.

He was a member of Phi Mu Delta fraternity and received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1955. As a registered professional engineer, Donald worked for Republic Steel, Kaiser Aluminum, Maine Department of Transportation and owned his own engineering firm. The last 23 years of his career were spent as the director of physical plant at the University of Maine at Machias. In 1996, the UMM yearbook was dedicated to him. During his entire life, Don was an active member of the community. He was an Eagle Scout, Mason, Shriner and Rotarian, including serving as president of the Machias chapter. He served on the Machias Planning Board, coached girls' softball at the high school, and volunteered at Midcoast Hospital, Dionne Center Nursing Home and Mount Ararat Middle School. Don was most proud of his leadership in preventing the township 30 dump from becoming a reality in Washington County and received an Audubon award for his efforts. He was a history buff who was especially knowledgeable about the Civil War. He enjoyed gardening and collecting stamps and coins and loved to travel with his wife, Marilyn. Most recently he lived at the Highlands Retirement community continuing to participate in activities of interest such as pool, poker, cribbage and Scrabble. Don appreciated all of the outdoor activities Maine has to offer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and canoeing. He loved sports and was supportive of his children's participation, as well as all Boston and New England teams.

A devoted husband, father and brother, he is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilyn; children, Janis and husband, Ronald Sacco, Patricia and husband, Daniel Whitney, Donna and husband, Duane David, and Donald and wife, Jennifer Frizzell; grandchildren, Benjamin and Laurel Sacco, Erik and Alison Murphy, Alexandra Hardin, and Ethan and Evan Crandlemire; as well as his sister, Jane and husband, Van Christo.

A reception honoring his life will be held 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Highlands. A memorial service is being planned at Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to the church in his name.


Robert B. Bussey

BATH - Robert Bridgham Bussey, 68, a prominent educator and local businessman, died Aug. 19, 2012, at his home, after a courageous 12-year battle with A.L.S. Born Jan. 26, 1944, in Gadsen, Ala., he was the first-born child of Janet Bridgham Bussey and attorney Lynn MacPherson Bussey.

He was educated in Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1962. In 1966 he graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and followed that up in 1968 with a master's degree in European history at Vanderbilt University. He then taught history and coached at the Pomfret School in Connecticut, served as the academic headmaster at The American School in Switzerland, located in Lugano, and followed that by a brief stint as the admissions director at Finch College. In 1976 Bob was appointed headmaster of the Miss Hall's School and served in that capacity for the next eight years. Bob, in partnership with his brother, Bill, opened Bridgham & Cook, Ltd., a British import store in Exeter, N.H., in 1985. Three years later the store eventually found its way to its current location in Freeport. Athletics were an integral part of Bob's life, particularly as a teenager at Morse High School. As a bruising three-sport varsity athlete, Bob particularly loved football, in which his passing skills took a backseat to his punishing running and defensive approach. Memory is a tricky thing, but Dave Bourque, the long-time sports writer and editor for the Times-Record, recalled one particular American Legion baseball game that took place behind the current Bath Middle School. Dave steadfastly maintained that Bob smashed a rocket shot long past the center field fence and deep into the parking lot that never climbed higher than fifteen feet. Bob also was the co-captain of the 1962 Morse High basketball squad that beat Bangor for the state championship only to lose to East Providence in the first round in the New England tourney. In that crucial game he failed to score a single point for the first time in his career. Years later Bob maintained that his best moment of that evening came several hours following the game, when he reached out and snagged an unsteady Morse High booster out of the path of an oncoming taxi. At the age of 32 he became the youngest boarding school headmaster in the country when he accepted the appointment to what was then known as The Hall School, Pittsfield, Mass. Like many other boarding schools at the time, the financially struggling institution was on the brink of collapse when he took over. Additionally, the school was in its first year of what proved to be a brief stretch as a co-ed school. He immediately focused in on increasing the student enrollment, particularly the international population of the school. Bob, along with his admissions director Diederek van Renesse, visited the homes of families from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia to Hong Kong and all points in between to make it happen. As the school slowly regained its financial footing, he steered the institution back to its rightful identity as an all-girls school, and thus, in the early-1980s, The Hall School once again became known as Miss Hall's School. Joan Kurber, his assistant at Miss Hall's recalled that "his uncanny ability to say the right thing to anyone in any situation" ensured the vitality of the school when many others were closing. After leaving Miss Hall's, and in his words, "released from a responsible life," his venture into British imports in 1985 with his brother, Bill, was motivated in large measure by his love of the British Isles and an avenue that would put him in "regular contact with British and Irish pubs." In 2010 their business, Bridgham & Cook, Ltd., Freeport, was passed on to his daughter, Kate and his son, Nick, and has thrived under their ownership. His keen mind, his insatiable curiosity and his steel-trap memory made him an intellectual force of nature. As a lifelong voracious reader and gifted writer, he would not hesitate, if the situation warranted it, to cut to the heart of any matter with a surgeon's skill. He was, like his father before him, a man of strong loyalties who treasured his family and his friends. His irreverent sense of humor wrapped its arms around the outrageous and the inappropriate. Throughout his life he would go to infinite lengths to pull off pranks on unsuspecting friends who not only endured them over the years but also came to embrace the insanity of it all. These qualities, these friendships, along with his family and the love of his life, his wife, Anne, would serve him well as he faced his final hurdle. In 2000 at the time that he was diagnosed with A.L.S., his neurologist attempted to dissuade Bob from his plans to "go all the way" with the disease - the frank assessment being that such a course would be "bleak" in many ways. When later asked what he thought about his doctor's opinion, Bob replied, "Well, he's not me, is he?" He never wavered from his initial decision to "take it down to a blink," never once complained and made it clear early on that he was not "throwing a pity party for every part of his body that stopped working." He was to those closest to him a tower of strength. He smiled for as long as his muscles allowed, but his love for his family and those around him never left his eyes.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 23 years, Anne Norment Bussey of Bath; his daughter, Kate Bussey Paulus and husband, Jay, of Bath; Kate's mother, Bob's first wife, Karen Back Bussey, of Bath; his son, Nicholas B. Bussey of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Nicholas' mother, Bob's second wife, Lisa S. Bussey and her partner, Nan Barbour, of Portland; three siblings, Anne Bussey Dale and her husband, Michael, of Ellsworth, John M. Bussey and wife, Jiraporn, of Bath and William C. Bussey and wife, Nan, of Dedham, Mass.; and his beloved grandchildren, Alexander, Christopher and Isabelle Paulus of Bath. In addition, he is survived by nieces and nephews, Benjamin M. Dale and wife, Elena, of New Jersey, Rosemary Dale Soule, Jonathan B. Dale and wife, Abby, all of Maine, Kate and Sarah Bussey of Dedham, Mass., and Jason H. Bussey of Bath; twin great-nieces, Anne Leznik Dale and Emily Bussey Dale; and great-nephews, Nathan William and Zachary Bridgham Soule and Jacob Michael Dale. In addition he is survived by his namesake and devoted uncle, F. Robert Bussey and wife, Ruth, of New Orleans, The Bussey family expresses their deep appreciation to the many people who helped Bob navigate his final 12 years. Among them are the following: Dr. Paul LaPrad, Dr. James McCormick, Dr. Hal Sreden and Dr. Artin Mahmoudi - Beijing United Hospital; Jane Greenblatt and Jill Lufkin-Robinson of Home, Hope and Healing, Inc. and his most recent nurses, Cyndy Dalton, Ronald Dyer, Marie Erskine, Nancy Gerrans, Stephanie Mark, Diane Prevost, and Stephanie Shapiro; Ronnie Sweeney, Holly White and Terry Nehring of CHANS Home Health Care; the staff of the intensive care unit at Mid-Coast Maine Hospital, Brunswick; and Bath Fire and Rescue.

A celebration of Bob's life will take place 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St., Bath. A luncheon reception will be afterward at Bath Country Club. If you wish, donations in Bob's memory may be made to Fields For Our Future, care of Bath Parks & Recreation Department, 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, ME 04530.


Lawrence B. Young

Litchfield-Lawrence B. Young, 75, of the Hallowell Rd.; died on Friday, August 24, 2012 at his residence with his family by his side.

He was born on January 1, 1937 the son of Vernon and Dorothy Young.

Larry worked for Associated Grocers for over 32 years in various capacities, retiring as a maintenance supervisor.

He enjoyed gardening, taking care of the yard and his birds.

Larry was predeceased by his parents, step son Richard, sisters Shirley, Dorothy and a brother Ken. He is survived by his beloved wife Rita Young of fifty years, daughters Diane Guiou and her fiancée Kenneth, Debbie Walsh and her husband Tom, David Young and his wife Robin, brothers Gary Young, Jack Young, sister Laverne smith, grandchildren Marci, Oranda, Evan, Josh, Alyson and daughter in law Diane Rogers .

Per Larry’s request there will not be any services.

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


Albert L Tripp

Albert Lester Tripp, 43, of Durham, ME, passed away August 22, 2012. He was born January 3, 1969, son of Verdi Lester and Margaret Farrar Tripp. He was predeceased by his father, Verdi, May 23, 2007.

Albert is survived by his mother, his sister Amy E. Tripp, sons Mark Daniel Tripp and Jeremy Ryan Tripp and best friend and partner in life, Susan Davis, several aunts, uncles and cousins, his beloved dog, Brody, and cat, Nick.

Albert enjoyed anything that had a motor on it, ever since he was a little boy, from cars, trucks, motorcycles, lawn mowers to even a motor or carburetor sitting on the living room floor. Tools were his hands.

He started his own business at the beginning of the year which was his biggest accomplish­ment. He had lots of friends and family that loved to be around him. He had a big heart and loved to help people.

He loved riding his motorcycle with Susan, his sons and many friends. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and ATV riding and boating. He helped on the crew of a race car team which one in 1999 at Oxford Plains Speedway. He had a special place in many peoples’ hearts. He will be missed by all who knew him. May he be at peace.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the United Methodist Church, Brunswick, 320 Church Road, Brunswick on September 1, 2012, 11 AM, The Rev. Karen Munson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a Humane Society or charity of choice


Elsie Beverage

Richmond-On August 25, 2012 Elsie Louise (Curit) Beverage, age 87, a resident of Alexander Reed Road in Richmond and formerly of Hope, went to join her husband, Elroy V. Beverage, Jr., who predeceased her in 1995.

Elsie was born February 19, 1925, in Camden, the daughter of Ernest and Wilma Herrick Curit. She grew up in Yarmouth and Camden. She and Elroy met at a dance in Rockport, shortly after he got home from his tour of duty in the Army during World War II. They built a house in Hope where they raised their four daughters.

Elsie worked outside the home on occasion, but mostly she spent her time being a wife and mother. She has always enjoyed spending time with her family. When her children were young, she did a lot of sewing, making or altering a lot of the clothes her children wore as well as a way of making money. She made doll clothes for the Totsy Manufacturing Company for quite awhile, thus supplementing the family income. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting and in her later years spent many hours doing crossword puzzles.

As well as her husband and parents, Elsie was predeceased by her brothers Milton, Lawrence, Edgar and Otis and two sisters Frances and Helen. She is survived by her four daughters, Ruth Dyer, of Stongington, Connecticut; Regina Flower of Richmond, Maine; Rita Pearse of Hope Maine; and Roxanne Wakefield and her fiance Bill Adams of Warren, Maine; four grandchildren, Bethany Dyer, Krystal Dyer, Andrew Pearse and Travis Pearse; six great-grandchildren, James and Joshua Dyer, Brian and Kevin Wade, and Andrew and Ritalynn Pearse; and one great-greatgranddaughter, EmmaLee Grace Dyer. She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews.

Elsie was also a great pet lover. She had many cats and dogs through the years, many of them were adopted from her children as their lives took them away from Hope. She would be very happy to know that is lieu of flowers, donations were sent to a local animal shelter.

A graveside service will be held at the Hope Grove Cemetery on Saturday, September 1, at 1 p.m., immediately followed by a reception at the Hope Fire Station.

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond.


Katherine Connors

 

Wiscasset-Katherine S. Connors, 72 , of the Lowell Town Rd. died on Monday, August 13, 2012 at St. Andrews Village, Boothbay.

She was born in Wiscasset on Aug. 13, 1940 the daughter of Carroll and Elizabeth Sproul.

Katherine was a caregiver for many people for most of her life. She loved her boys, grand kids, beano, and helping others. Katherine will be missed by her family and friends.

There will be a private family service at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset.

Remembrances may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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


Beverly A. Andersen

Woolwich-Beverly Ann Andersen, 66 of Baker Drive, passed away on 8/3/2012 peacefully at her home with family and friends and her cherished dog Missy by her side.

She was born on January 3rd, 1946 the daughter of Everett and Ruth Baker of Woolwich Maine.

Beverly attended Woolwich Central School & Morse High School

She enjoyed gardening, going to Casino’s with family and friends, cruising with her sister Sharon in her Antique convertible, cookouts, all holiday’s and especially loved to decorate for Holiday Seasons. Some of her best times were beating her niece Pam at Yahtzee, as well as spending time with her beloved dog Missy. She also enjoyed yard sales and her favorite restaurant in Richmond.

Beverly and Her husband Bill operated and owned many business in the area, the last business they owned was Rocky Ridge Redemption Center.

She was predeceased by her husband William V. Andersen, Parent’s Everett and Ruth Baker, two sisters, Sharon Hird and Ruth Connors and One Brother Joseph Pinkham and granddaughter Christine Marie Green.

Beverly is survived by her brother, Richard Pinkham of Bath, Three daughters , Tammy Andersen of Brunswick, Lisa Green of Bath, Lynn Andersen of Florida. Grandchildren, Ashley Bonang- Collins and her husband Darren of North Bath, Casanrda Green and her significant other Derek Elwell of Bath, Danielle Green and significant other Zac Creamer of Woolwich, Matthew Mansir of Bath, Markie Ann Green and her finace’ Zachary Kane of Bath. Brandi Cunliffe and Tyler Cunliffe of Florida. Great Grandchildren , Gavin, Lucas and Hailey May Bonang of North Bath.

There will be a graveside service at Riverside Cemetery of Day’s Ferry in Woolwich For all Friends and Family on Monday Aug. 13th @ 4p.m , a gathering will follow after at her Nephew’s Merle Ambrose Home at 21 Ambrose Drive in Woolwich.

Donations can be made to “Paw in the Door”, 16 Winter Street . Bath Maine 04530 In memory of Beverly Andersen.

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


Dora Jean (Miller) Queior

Dora Jean (Miller) Queior died on Sunday August 5, 2012 at the Cedars in Portland, Maine. Born on March 9, 1926 in Watertown, NY, she was the daughter of the late Marshall M. and Agnes L. (Nicol) Miller. After graduating from Watertown High School in 1944, she was employed as an operator for the New York Telephone Company. During World War II she worked at the telephone exchange on both the (now) Fort Drum Army Base near Watertown and the Sampson Naval Training Base in Geneva, NY. One of her main early life activities, and truly a labor of love, was raising three boys. She and her husband moved to East Boothbay, Maine in October 2000 and then to the Brunswick/Topsham area in April of 2001.

On August 18, 1945 she married Joseph W. Queior of Watertown, NY in the Holy Family Church with the Rev. Brunet officiating. This was a blessed match as they were to celebrate 67 years of marriage this year. She is survived by her husband, three sons and their wives, David J. and Linda Queior of Arundel, Maryland, Daniel P. and Meg Queior of Cumberland, Maine and Stephen M. Queior and Kathleen Bontrager of Sarasota, Florida; also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A cousin Anna Allen of Watertown, NY also survives.

Dora Jean's interests included caring for others, reading, listing to music, watching plays and collecting weather data.

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on McKeen Street in Brunswick, ME at 10:00 am Friday August 10th. There are no calling hours. In memory of her full and generous life, charitable donations may be made to research on Parkinsons Disease (that her husband Joe has). By web: https://www.parkinsoninfo.org/donations/transaction/donate.asp?gclid=CJ7r0p7R1bECFeMSNAodJAsAtg By mail: Michael Stern Parkinson's Research Foundation 1115 Broadway, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10010 By phone: 1-800-470-0499

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


Bruce Allen Heintzelman

Litchfield-Bruce Allen Heintzelman, 77, of Richmond Rd. died on Monday, July 30, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on November 16, 1934 the son of Hubert and Lorene (Ford) Heintzleman. Bruce graduated from Dearborn High School, Michigan.

He was a member of the American Legion. Bruce enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spending time with his dog Charlie.

Bruce proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1954-1957. He later retired from Verizon.

He was predeceased by his parents. Bruce is survived by his two daughters Jane Boucher and husband Paul, Ann Goodridge and husband Loren, four granddaughters, Rachel and Christine Boucher, Allison and Megan Goodridge, and a brother Brian Heintzelman and his wife Meredith.

A private service will take place at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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


Lawrence M. Cook

Dresden- Lawrence M. Cook Sr., 73, passed away July 21, 2012 after a long illness.

He was born the son of Wallace F. and Gladys (Berry) Cook, in Winthrop on January 17, 1939 and attended Winthrop schools.

Lawrence spent close to 30 years at the Woolworth Estate in Monmouth, first working there then managing the grounds. He then went to work at Dennison Farms in Bowdoinham for many years, where he thoroughly enjoyed working the land and watching things grow. After he retired he moved to Dresden, where he and his son Barry operated Cook Enterprises, building handmade furniture.

Lawrence loved fishing and hunting, once making it into the Big Bucks of Maine club with a 200+ pound deer. He was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine.

He is survived by his wife Ramona; two sons - Lawrence "Pete" Cook of Winthrop and fiancé Melissa, Barry Cook and wife Wanda of Dresden; seven stepchildren - Pamela Whitaker and husband Brad, Royce Burgess (deceased), Rachel McAllister, Ronna Bernier and husband David, Mark Burgess and wife Ruth, Risa Parquet and husband Louie, and Rita Burgess. Lawrence also leaves behind fifteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren; a sister Isobel Smith and husband Roy of Winthrop; brother Wallace Cook Jr. of Rhode Island; three nephews and four nieces; close dedicated friend Ron Manwell of Winthrop; and his little dog Lucy, who has given him many hours of enjoyment and comfort.

Lawrence was dearly loved by those who knew him, and will be greatly missed.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 24th at 1pm at Pine Grove Cemetery in Dresden.

In Lawrence’s memory donations may be made to the Harold Alfond Cancer Center, Augusta.

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


Herbert A. Littlefield

Herbert Allen Littlefield, 88, of Bowdoinham, died Monday morning, July 9, 2012, at Mid Coast Hospital, in Brunswick after a brief illness.

He was born October 6, 1923, to George Augustus Littlefield of Lisbon, Maine and Ethel Louise Cheney, granddaughter of Dr Abial Hall Cheney, of Bowdoinham.

He really enjoyed his sports cars, motorcycles, and guns. He kept a picture of himself with his very first car, a 1936 Ford Coupe, pinned to the wall of the nursing home where he had been living. He used to drive around Bowdoinham in either his black Ford Mustang or on his black motorcycle. I don’t know about the others in town but I know how it used to annoy me to get behind him when he was on his motorcycle. He would baby that machine and usually drive 5-10 mph under the speed limit going through town. I personally thought the speed limit was slow enough already. He also had an extensive gun collection which was his pride and joy up until he lost his eye sight.

He worked at General Motors in Detroit, Michigan for 33 years before having to retire for medical reasons. He moved back to Bowdoinham shortly afterwards.

He is predeceased by a half-brother Arnold D Littlefield of Bowdoin; brothers-in-law John Edward Jones of Wyandotte, Michigan and Ronald B Williams of Bowdoinham.

He is survived by his sister Miriam I 'Mim' Littlefield Jones; two half sisters Carolyn C ‘Gay’ Littlefield Williams of Lisbon, Lorraine F ‘Rainey’ Littlefield Williams of Bowdoinham; three half brothers Dwinal C Forbes of Hudson, Massachusetts, George E ‘Baba’ Littlefield of Topsham and Clifford N ‘Kip’ Littlefield, of Bowdoinham; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends: Ryan, Brian, Dick, Fred….

Visiting hours will be Thursday, July 12, from 6-8 pm, with a grave side funeral service to follow Friday, July 13, from 11 am – noon, at Bay View Cemetery, Bowdoinham. The Rev. Gordon Murray will officiate. A reception will follow at the Bowdoinham Estates, Preble Rd., from noon to 1 pm.

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


Leo A. Lemay

Manchester-Leo Alfred Lemay, 87, of Manchester, died peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Maine General Hospital in Augusta.

Leo was born in Lewiston on August 29, 1924, the first son born to Joseph and Marie (Desrochers) Lemay.

He was an avid train collector and enjoyed talking about them just as much, and, was a member of the Train Collectors Assoc,. Other great interests were antiques, cars and other collectibles, flea marketing, and spending Sundays at Narrows Pond in Winthrop at the camp with all the family. Leo loved dogs and had one around him most of his life. He was a character known by many and always had a story to tell.

Leo served in the Navy during WWII on LST 327 for one, and, was in the Normandy Invasion, North Africa, and Sicily. After the service, he was the Maintenance Supervisor/ Groundskeeper at Bates College for many years until he retired.

He was predeceased by a brother; Michel Lemay, and two sisters; Theresa Wing and Cecile Gagnon.

Leo is survived by two sisters; Alice Daigneault (and husband Roland) of Lewiston, and Candide Lemay of Winthrop; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.

A gathering will take place at 11am, prayers at 11:30am on Friday, July 13, 2012 Graveside, St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston.

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


Peter A. Petroff

Topsham-Peter Andrew Petroff, 59, passed away on June 25, 2012 in Augusta Maine after a long illness.

He was born on October 26, 1952 the son of Holman and Anne Petroff.

Peter loved hanging out with his son and his beautiful granddaughters, his princesses; reading lots of books and the newspaper; doing crossword puzzles; driving around the coast of Maine in search of the perfect lobster roll, besides the ones he made; simply sitting in front of his tv after a day at work. He loved to cook and had the gift of creating the most scrumptious meals one could imagine.

He served his country in the United States Air Force being discharged in 1972. Peter also was a commercial fisherman based in Portland and he would talk of the beauty on the ocean and peace he felt whenever he went offshore. And later worked at LL Bean’s for the past 5 years.

Peter was predeceased by his parents Holman Clifton and Anne Ellen Billings Petroff.

He is survived by Son Ivory Joseph Petroff, Granddaughters Isabella Jade and Sophia Isis Petroff, best friend and love of his life Nanci Helene Stein, Sisters Nicolette Petroff Strandskov and Pamela Webb, Brothers Stephen and Mark Petroff, Nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Military honors will take place at 11am on Saturday July 7, 2012 at the new Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery at 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta ME. This will be a brief ceremony. A celebration of Peter’s life will take place at the Enterprise Grange #48, 15 Alexander Reed Road, Richmond Maine, from 1pm to 3pm Sunday, July 22, 2012.

In Lieu of flowers donations to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/donate.

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


Earl Willard Dickinson

Randolph-Earl W. Dickinson,90, of McKenna Dr. died on June 13, 2012 after a long illness.

He was born on May 6, 1922 the son of Thelma and Charles Dickinson.

Earl was a member of the Richmond Sportsmans Club, Post 132 American Legion, Boy Scout Leader, and also a member of the Moose and Elks clubs.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, rowing, archery, dancing and golf. Earl also played piano and violin.

Earl was proud member of the Army Air Corp serving during WWII. Earl was a longtime employee in the administration department and head administrator for the last 5 years of his career at Togus VA Medical Center, retiring in 1977.

Earl was predeceased by his parents and his first wife Dorothy Preble. He is survived by his wife of 24 years Marilyn Dickinson of Randolph, sons Rex Dickinson, Bruce Dickinson and his wife Yvette all of Richmond, step children Cheryl Warren and husband Stan of Pittston, Barry Williams and his wife Honey of Gardiner, Brian Williams and his wife Cathy of Monmouth, granddaughter Tracy Tuttle, 2 great grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at 2pm at Whitefield Cemetery, Whitefield.

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


Jacqueline Sicard

Jacqueline Sicard - Passed away June 8, 2012 at home with her family following her battle with cancer.

Jackie was born in Ellsworth the daughter of Kenneth A. and Sarah E. Clark Higgins. As a young girl she moved to Portland and attended schools there. She married Donald Sicard in 1957 and they made their home in Portland for many years before moving to Lisbon Falls. Jackie will be remembered as friend to many and always had kindness to share.

Jackie is survived by her husband Donald, daughters Mary Ann (Dana) Adams, Donna Patrick, Theresa (Frank) Jimino and Karen Sicard. Grandchildren Lynn Partridge, Sara Adams, Nicole Smith-Poulin, John Patrick, Thomas Patrick, Gerald Tucker, Anne-Marie Tucker, David Sicard, Cameron King, Sierra Sicard, Skyler Brothers and eleven great- grandchildren.

There will be a mass scheduled later in her memory at Holy Trinity Church in Lisbon Falls. Because Jackie had requested no visitation the family requests that in lieu of flowers or donations that people perform a random act of kindness in her honor. Condolences may be expressed at KincerFuneralHome.com


Gisela Dearborn

Gisela (Klessen) Dearborn, 77 of Richmond died at her home in Richmond on May 30, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born may 11, 1935 in Berlin, Germany the daughter of Otto and Anna Klessen.

She was a graduate of Berlin High School class of 1953. She met her future husband Lawrence (Larry) Dearborn in 1954 and was married in Berlin on May 29, 1956.

She was a two term past President of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 132 of Richmond and also Kennebec County American Legion Auxiliary.

She was employed in different nursing homes in Maine and the former Etonic Shoe Shop. She traveled throughout the world and many states while her husband served in the United Sates Army.

After Larry’s retirement, in 1973, Gisela went back to work as a nurse’s aide. After her retirement, she joined the work force again as a part time greeter at Sam’s Club in Augusta.

She was a member of Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church. She was an avid supporter of the troops. She cherished the time with her husband by attending as many parades and welcoming the troop’s home from the war. She was very proud that they were able to raise and donate many thousands of dollars for the veterans and the Maine Army National Guard. She also was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, attending most of the funerals of active duty service men from the war zone.

She was very proud of the fact that she has made hundreds of mittens and hats for the children and also to the many organizations that she donated them to. Many mothers will remember her generosity for the baby hats, sweaters, mittens and blankets that she made and donated to them.

The veterans in the Veteran’s Home in Augusta will not forget the many times that she got the Richmond high school students to assist decorating the home or for the band and chorus that she got to perform for them before Christmas for many years. She and her husband were inducted into the High School National Honor Society for their involvement with the troops and students. She was a veterans’ veteran.

:She was predeceased by her parents: a brother, Paul Klessen a sister Christina Tellschaft and a daughter, Christine Anna.

She is survived by her husband Larry of Richmond, four sons Lawrence Jr. and wife Danette of Washington state, Charles and spouse Kathy of Richmond, Thomas and fiancé Lissa Madore of So. Gardiner, Mark and wife Heather of Ft. Worth, Texas and two daughters, Rose Beckwith and husband David of Richmond, Ann Dearborn, of Damariscotta, a special grandson Ryan Dearborn, 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Sunday June 3rd, from 2-4 and 6-8 at Kincer Funeral Home. Services will be Monday June 4th, at 11am at the D.R.U.M. church Richmond. Burial will take place at the old Veteran’s Cemetery on Civic Center Drive Augusta at 1pm.

Following burial at 3pm, a celebration of her life will be held at the American Legion Post 132, Carding Machine Road, Richmond.

In Gisela’s memory, donations may be made to the Beacon Hospice, 54 Atlantic Place, So. Portland, ME. 04106.


Santana Garcia Duboon

died May 26, 2012. Family and friends are invited to visit from 1 to 4pm on Friday, June 1st at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 65 Mellen St. Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 4pm.

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


 

Jeffrey B. Raymond

Pittston-Jeffrey B. Raymond, 65, of the Whitefield Rd. died on May 30, 2012 at his home with his wife.

He was born the son of Duke and Mercedes Raymond on September 8, 1946 in Minnesota. After serving in Vietnam in the United States Air force he was determined to help other veterans. He was a key contributor to the play “sketches of War” in Boston in an effort to help homeless veterans. Until his illness took away his ability he was an active moderator on a military forum for veterans.

Jeff was a co-owner of a public relations firm in the Boston area and later fulfilled a dream and became a clinical psychologist. He excelled at making fine shaker style furniture. His love of the natural Maine woods extended to his find hand carved wood workings.

He was an avid musician, a black and white photographer and he authored two books. Jeff could always be found with his faithful camera at family gatherings. He loved children and his own family and did all he could to care for them. Jeff was always ready to do anything with family, that’s what he lived for.

Jeff was a faithful member of the St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church and served as a volunteer fire fighter for the town of Bristol.

His long battle with a rare Frontal-Temporal Lobe Dementia made his last few years of life difficult to continue all the things he loved.

Jeff was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Helen Raymond and her daughters Sarah Kistulinec and her son Ethan Carlson, Jessica Mercier and her children Katie Michaud and David John Mercier. He is also survived by sons Samuel and Peter Raymond, daughter Sara O’Conner and her children Teagan and Zachary and a brother William Raymond.

A funeral service will take place on Saturday, June 2nd at 10am at St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church , Richmond. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

A gathering of friends are welcome at the church parish house immediately following the burial.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the St. Alexander Nevsky sisterhood 15 Church St. Richmond, ME 04357 or Frontal Temporal Lobe research c/o AFTD Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320 290 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087.

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


 

Dennis E. Holt

Dresden-Dennis E Holt, 83, formally of Dresden, Me died on May 24, 2012 at the Bridgton Health and Residential Care Center in Bridgton, Maine

He was born on December 14, 1928 in Chelsea, Maine to Charles and Agnes (Wescott) Holt.

Dennis was a volunteer and member of the Dresden Community Church , Dresden Fire Department, Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail in Randolph, Me.

He enjoyed singing and playing guitar, music, nature and working outside. Devoted husband to wife Barbara for 40 plus years. He is remembered fondly by his family with wonderful memories of his guitar playing and special rides in his convertible.

Dennis worked in the Lumber industry grading lumber for several different lumber mills. Retired from many years working for the Town of Dresden at the Recycle Center.

He was predeceased by-parents, wife Barbara and Sisters, Lillian Gardner and Mary Lord. He is survived by- Sister F. Louise Holt of Richmond, Brother-in-Law Robert Barter and wife Cindy of Bath, ME, Aunt Gertrude Barstow of Waldoboro, ME, Nieces Weda Murch of Oxford, ME, Linda Avery and husband Ken and Becky Tibbetts and husband Paul Harmon all from Bridgton, ME, Nephews Albert Lord and wife Kathy of Richmond, Me, Jim Fortier and wife Sue of Bridgton, ME. With a special bond he is known as Grampa Holt to Kyle Cook and Brandon Tibbetts. He is also survived by Jean McKay of Naples, ME , numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews and by the many loving friends and neighbors that have blessed his life for years.

A Celebration of Life at Bridge Mid-Coast Maine Church (Formally The King’s Inn) at 633 Gardiner Road, Dresden, Maine on Sunday, June 3rd at 2 pm. In Lieu of flowers donations to Bridge Mid-Coast Maine Church .

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


Louise M. Bellows

Louise M. Bellows of Topsham, ME died on May 22, 2012. She was Born July 9, 1925 in Providence, RI, she was the first child of Norman Alexander MacColl and Mary Kimbark MacColl.

Following her 1946 graduation from Pembroke, she taught crafts at a settlement house in Providence.

She married William Bellows of Pawtucket, RI, whom she met in New York City just after the Japanese surrender. Their first date was an evening of jazz on 52nd Street. Six weeks after a May 1947 wedding, they joined the tutoring staff of Camp Waya Awi in Rangeley, ME, a summer school for dyslexics, where they taught for eight summers. In 1951, they moved to Grosse Pointe, MI, where she raised five sons, who made her very proud: William "Jerry", Geoffrey, Dexter, James, and Edwin "Ted." The family visited Cape Cod for summer barbecues with her parents, four siblings, nieces, and nephews. They also visited the other grandparents who summered in Little Compton, RI. In 1964, they moved to Lexington, MA, where she taught at the Pilgrim Nursery School for eighteen years. She shared her love of nature, bringing, for example, milkweed bearing monarch butterfly eggs for children to watch the life cycle unfold.

She loved birds, gardening, tough jigsaw puzzles, mysteries, and knitting annual Christmas sweaters and stockings for the whole family, which included beloved daughters-in-law, eight grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Retiring to West Bath, ME in 1986, Lou and Bill rehabbed an eighteenth-century farmhouse and built a barn by themselves. They volunteered for the Red Cross, the Maine Maritime Museum, and the Plant Home, where she took pets to visit the elderly. Memorial donations may be sent to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011. A celebration of her life will be held later in the year.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357. 2077374395


Peter A. Richards

Bowdoin-Peter A. Richards, 69, of the Litchfield Rd. died peacefully after a long illness with his family by his side on May 24, 2012 at the Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born on January 21, 1943 in Lewiston the son of Herman and Bertha Richards.

Pete worked at BIW in the tin shop for many years. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, word searches and being with family.

Pete was predeceased by his parents, brother John and a sister Isabella. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Jacqueline Richards of Bowdoin, son’s Kevin and Jeff Richards of Lewiston, Haven Richards of Bowdoin, Donald and Gladys Richards of Litchfield, Faylene and Allan Bronn of Pittston, brothers Wayne Richards of Auburn, James Richards of South Paris, special sister in-law Pat Richards of Massachusetts, 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, May 29th from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home. A graveside service will take place on Thursday, May 31st at 10am at Litchfield Plains Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the Hospice House and Dr. Austin for all their compassion and kind care during Pete’s stay. A special thanks to daughter in-law Gladys Richards and granddaughter Ashley who where always there for him.

In Pete’s memory donations may be made to the Hospice House 236 Stetson Rd. Auburn Maine 04210.

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


Frederick “Freddy” R. Wallace

Damariscotta-Frederick R. Wallace, 47, of Alna passed away on May 7, 2012 after a long illness at Coves Edge Nursing home In Damariscotta.

He was born in Damariscotta on July 29, 1964 the son of Fredrick and Donna Wallace.

Freddy worked as a marine mechanic and auto mechanic for many years, most recently Coastal Boat works. He also worked in up State New York as a heavy machine mechanic and in Maryland as a marine mechanic. Freddy helped his father build NC Hunt Lumber yard in the late 80’s. In the late 90’s he owned F&K Mariner and small engine repair.

He enjoyed camping, boating, and especially watching Nascar and his favorite driver Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Freddy will be sadly missed by his family and particularly his brother/nephew Kysten who did everything with him while growing up.

He was predeceased by his father. He is survived by his mother Donna Wallace of Alna, daughter Amanda Wallace of Bath, sons Michael Wallace and his wife Kalei Wallace of Damariscotta, Jacob Brown of South Bristol, brothers Dale Wallace and his wife Kim of Whitefield, David Wallace of Alna, sister Alisa Wallace of Alna, nephew/brother Kysten Wallace of Alna, one grandchild Oliviana Wallace of Damariscotta, 8 nieces and nephews, 6 great nieces and nephews, many aunts and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 12th at 4pm at the Woolwich/Wiscasset Baptist Church one Route 1 Woolwich with a gathering to follow at the church.

In Freddy’s memory donations may be made to the Woolwich/Wiscasset Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank the Coves Edge Skilled Unit for all their kind and compassionate care provided to Freddy and the family during his stay.

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


John Jones

John J. Jones 55 of Augusta, Maine died unexpectedly at his home in the early morning hours on 5/3/12.

John was born On July 17, 1956 In Holyoke, Masachusetts. He was the son of Dr. Efrain Carlos Galarraga and Joyce Lemanski/Galarraga.

John enjoyed spending time with his family, Harley Davidson motorcycles, shopping for deals on cars and houses. He loved gambling at the horseraces and casinos (his favorite #’s were his children’s birthdates). He enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and singing. He loved vacationing especially in Florida.

John was co-owner of Maine Vocational and Rehabilitation Associates. John spent the previous 20 years proudly managing and expanding the family business providing vocational, community and home supports and mental health services to the disabled populations of Maine.

John was predeceased by his mother, Joyce C. Galarraga, his father, Dr. Efrain Carlos Galarraga and his sister, Ruth Galarraga.

John was an amazing father, grandfather, uncle, friend, and brother. He was always there for anybody when he was needed. John loved Harley Davidson motorcycles. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren Aliyah and Johnny, who meant the world to him and was looking forward to arrival of another granddaughter due this month. John had a great sense of humor, and loved to play jokes and make people laugh.

He is survived by his son John Jones and wife Michelle, Daughter’s Katie Jones and Kristina Norton and her husband, Wendall. John also leaves behind his cherished grandchildren Johnny, Aliyah. He is also survived by his brothers Danny, Charles and Todd as well as his former wife, Betty Jones. He is also survived by his significant other Patty Toulouse and her daughters Michelline and Erinn. He had several nieces, nephews, and cousins to whom John had very close and special relationships with throughout his life. John will be missed by the many people whose lives he has touched.

Service info-calling hours/times/dates/location- Calling hours will be Monday, 5/7/12 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, Maine. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 10 am at The First Baptist Church in Hallowell, Maine.

In Lieu of flowers- Please make donations to Maine Special Olympics or a charity of your choice in John’s name.


Joan Dunlop

Richmond-Joan Dunlop, 71, of Wheeler St. passed away on April 17, 2012 at her residence with her family by her side.

She was born in Weld, Maine on July 24, 1940 the daughter of Harris and Pauline Braden.

Joan worked for Eastland Shoe in Freeport for many years. She enjoyed shooting pool, bingo, playing cards with senior citizens and spending time with her grandchildren. Joan was a longtime member of Richmond Post 132 Women’s Auxiliary.

Joan was predeceased by her parents, sister Louise Currier and a brother. She is survived by her husband of 50 years Arthur Dunlop Sr., of Richmond, sons Arthur Dunlop Jr., James Dunlop, sisters Dot, Phyllis, Gloria, Pat, Nancy, June, brothers Harris Jr., Erland, Randy, Keith, 10 grandchildren, 14 great children, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 1pm at the funeral home. A second service will be held at the Church of the Nazarene 94 McKeen St. Brunswick, Me 04011 on Sunday, April 29th at 1pm

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


Rose Elizabeth Louise Almy

Rose Elizabeth Allen Almy, 88, of Brunswick, Maine, died on April 8, 2012 at Clover Estates, Auburn, Maine.

Rose was born on May 16, 1923 in Bowdoinham the daughter of Lithcoe Allen & Elizabeth Alexander Allen.

She was a member of The Church of the Nazarene in Brunswick and Bowdoinham, Maine.

One of Rose’s most cherished times was visiting with her immediate family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved entertaining her brothers and sisters on Sundays after church. Rose also enjoyed going to yard sales in search of any treasures she might find.

Rose was a fulltime homemaker. When her children were grown she cared for those who lived in her neighborhood and assisted wherever she could to make life more enjoyable for them.

Rose is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth B. Almy Jr. who passed away on August 21, 1981 and a son Kenneth B. Almy III, brothers Robert Allen, Herbert Allen, Carroll Allen, sisters Frances Driscoll, Carolyn Hartell, and Helen Hanson.

She is survived by a daughter Janice Hill of Topsham, sons Robert Almy and his wife Joselyn of Bowdoin, Wayne Almy and his wife Annette of Durham, Dana Almy and his wife Carleen of Pennsylvania, Mark Almy and his wife Christina of Topsham, brothers and sisters Charles Allen of Lewiston, Wilbur Allen of Brunswick, Betty Brown of Augusta, Madeline Allen of Brunswick, Marilyn Haskell of Brunswick, Lorraine Allen of Scarborough, Lillian Walker of Florida, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held at Bay view Cemetery, Bowdoinham.

Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Rose Almy.

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


Leona M. Blethen

Pittston-Leona M. Blethen, 63, died on April 3, 2012 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

She was born in Middleboro, Massachusetts on January 29, 1949 the daughter of Theodore and Ida Churchill.

Leona enjoyed crafts, reading, aquariums, her pets and especially her grandchildren. She worked as a med tech at Graybirch Nursing home for many years.

Leona was predeceased by her father and husband Gerald Blethen. She is survived by her mother Ida Churchill of Pittston, son Theodore K. Smith and his wife Michelle of Indiana, daughters Lauren J. Smith of Brunswick, Shawna Degen and her husband Barnett Jr., of Manchester, grandchildren Gerald Smith, Amber Smith, Olivia Degen, Ava Degen and great grandchild Addison Grace Taylor.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 9th at 10am at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta.


Randy S. Ramsey Sr.

LEWISTON -- Randy S. Ramsey Sr., 50, of Lewiston, passed away on March 19, 2012. He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 28, 1961, to Richard A. Ramsey Sr. and Sandra McIntosh Bodge. Randy graduated from Richmond High School. He served in the United States Air Force. He loved music and loved to write songs.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Sandra and Michael Bodge of Ellsworth; one son, Randy Ramsey Jr., of Lewiston; three daughters, Heather Edly and husband Matthew of North Carolina, Christy Ramsey and grandson Ryeder of Buckfield, and Stacy Ramsey of Auburn; four brothers, Richard Ramsey Jr., Bruce Ramsey and wife Mariea of Lewiston, Steven Bodge and wife Allie of Ellsworth and Keith Ramsey of Topsham; and two sisters, Bonnie Ramsey and companion Terry Galanos of Florida, and Jennifer Guerra of Florida.

There will be a memorial service at noon Monday, March 26 at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery chapel, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.


Robin J. Crooker

Lewiston-Robin J. Crooker, 54, of College St. passed away unexpectedly on March 18, 2012 at his residence.

He was born in Gardiner on June 17, 1957 the son of Leslie and Hope Crooker.

Robin worked for many years in the construction industry for Harry Crooker & sons.

He was predeceased by his father. He is survived his mother Hope Harriman of Bowdoinham, son’s Kevin and Joey Johnson of Augusta, brothers Richard and Randy Crooker of Bowdoinham and sister Faith Crooker of Topsham.

Per Robin’s request there will be no services held at this time.

In Robin’s name donations may be made to your local food pantry.

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


Margaret “Margie” E. Eaton

Brunswick-Margaret E. Eaton, 90, formerly of Brewer died on March 05, 2012, at a local assisted care facility.

She was born in Orono on March 23, 1921, the daughter of Gordon and Clara Carruthers.

Margie enjoyed reading, the garden club, and particularly being with family. She was also a past member of the Brewer Garden Club and the First Congregational Church of Brewer, Maine.

She was predeceased by her husband Caswell, brothers Bill Carruthers, Eldon Carruthers, sisters Edna Chute, Jean Babson and Shirley Osgood . Margie is survived by her son William Eaton and his wife Gail of Topsham, daughter Rebecca Corey and her husband Jeffrey of New Jersey, sister Pearl Banks of Liberty, and by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, March 8th from 2 to 3pm with a funeral service to follow at the funeral home at 3pm. Burial will take place in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery in Brewer.

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


Edwin Goodwin

West Gardiner-Edwin "Ted" C Goodwin passed Thursday, 2/23/12. His death was sooner than we expected, but we are thankful it was peaceful. He no longer has to struggle daily for his every breath, and his pain from cancer is no longer a battle.

Ted was born in South Berwick, Maine on 7/28/39. Most of his childhood was spent in Rumford and surrounding areas, he graduated from Stevens High School in 1958. He loved Maine and except for 20 years in Florida, he spent most of his life here. He enjoyed his career in construction statewide and often talked with pride about his various projects.

Ted loved the Red Sox with a passion, thrilled with the World Series Win, and most recently loved that his New York Giants won the Super Bowl. Ted enjoyed spending time on the ocean, and everything nautical. In his younger years, he was an avid golfer. He spent his spare time doing woodworking, carpentry, building models, and in recent years, he developed a talent for painting and crafts. Ted enjoyed his pets, especially his Jack Russell Terriers.

Ted was generous during his lifetime raising all his step children, caring for multiple foster children and disabled children and adults.

Ted is mourned and missed by his wife, Norma T Goodwin, his sister, Carole J Moran from Connecticut, several stepchildren, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, multiple nieces, nephews and cousins. His wit, humor, caring, listening ability, and even his stubbornness will be missed by all. He will be joining his parents, Ruth and Wesley Goodwin, his brother George F Stevens and his sister Patricia L Goodwin.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations to Healthreach Hospice, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, Maine, 04903 would be greatly appreciated

Following Ted's wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial gathering will be held on Tuesday, 2/28/12 from 10 am to 11am and service at 11 am at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond Maine.


Thelma Chase

died February 17, 2012


Helina Buccalo

died February 15, 2012


Roger G. Pierce

Whitefield-Roger G. Pierce, 70, of the Grand Army Rd. passed away on February 15, 2012 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

He was born in Augusta on July 25, 1941 the son of Walter and Mary Pierce.

Roger worked many careers through the years, I.E. carpenter, BIW, and chef. However, his favorite was being a woodsman working in the Maine Woods.

He enjoyed hunting, attending horse pulls and stripping furniture.

Roger was predeceased by his parents and many siblings. He is survived by his longtime companion Carline Bellefleur of Whitefield, and her daughters Sherry, Nina and Michelle. His sons Todd Pierce and his wife Lisa of West Gardiner, Bub and his wife Betty of Windsor, grandchildren children Ben, Sam, Colt Pierce and great grandson Eben Pierce.

A celebration of life will take place on Monday, February 20th from 3 to 6pm at the Arlington Grange on Grand Army Rd. in Whitefield.

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


Darlene R. Libby

Bowdoinham-Darlene R. Libby, 72, of the Post Rd. died after a short illness on Monday, February 13, 2012 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

She was born on January 1, 1940 in Augusta.

Darlene retired from the Department of Public Safety in 1999 as a payroll supervisor. She later went on to work part time for Hannaford’s as a cashier, just to stay busy.

She enjoyed gardening and particularly time spent with her grandchildren.

Darlene predeceased by a son George Libby Jr., she is survived by her husband of 50 plus years George Libby Sr., of Bowdoinham, daughters Melinda Burrell of Bowdoinham, Hope Bezanson of Richmond, Heather Ruona of Richmond, Tammy Dersham of Richmond, many grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

Per Darlene’s request burial services will be private.

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


Greta Hellen Lemont

Richmond-Greta H. Lemont, 90, of Kimball St. died on February 10, 2012 at her daughter’s home.

She was born in Bath on January 31, 1922 the daughter of Emil and Lillian (Holmes) Anderson.

Greta attended Bath Schools. She was married to Earl Blake for 32 years and later married Gordon Lemont.

Greta worked for Etonic Shoe in Richmond for over 30 years. She was a member of the Richmond Grange and Rebekah’s. Greta enjoyed going to beano, Foxwoods, bowling, 55 plus club and playing in cribbage tournaments with her friend of many years Velma Johnson of Richmond.

Greta was predeceased by a daughter Glenda E. Blake Coston and a son Kenneth W. Blake. She is survived by sons Ronald E. Blake Sr. of Richmond, John F. Blake and his wife Doreen (Beaudreau) Blake of Gardiner, daughter Janet M. (Blake) Beaulieu and her husband Sherwood of Brunswick, where she stayed during her final days. Greta was also survived by several grand and great grandchildren.

A burial and graveside service will take place in the spring in Richmond Cemetery.

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


Margaret C. Manter

Margaret Carpenter Manter, 88, of Veazie and Bar Island Milbridge, Maine died February 7, 2012, at Brunswick, Maine. She was born February 20, 1923 in Providence, Rhode Island, daughter of the late George W. Carpenter DMD and Lizetta Higson Carpenter of East Providence, Rhode Island and Touisset, Massachusetts.

Margaret graduated from Providence Classical Institute and the Crouse College of Fine Arts at the University of Syracuse with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design. She also attended the Rhode Island School of Design. She married Wilbur Berry Manter, MD, in 1946, leaving New York City for Veazie, Maine, where she raised five children and countless pets, including ducks, a pig, several horses and many dogs. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her husband, Will, passed away in 1999. She is survived by her five children, John S. Manter of Veazie; George W. Manter DMD, and his wife, Susan, of Vassalboro, Maine; Nancy M. Manter and her husband Eduardo Bohorquez, of Brooklyn, New York; M. Berry Manter of Portland, Maine; and Robert R. Manter of Brunswick, Maine. She is also survived by her six grandchildren; Christopher Bohorquez, Abi Manter, Ben Manter, Johnny Bohorquez, Sarah Manter and Lydia Manter. A grandson, G.W. Manter, Jr, predeceased her.

Margaret was an accomplished mixed-media artist, who exhibited her work regionally and nationally, including college institutions, museums and galleries. Her last one-person exhibition was at the Court House Gallery in Ellsworth , Maine in a 2007. A catalogue was produced with an essay written by Carl Little who said “For Margaret Manter, making art is like breathing; a natural part of her day-to-day living. It sustains her, like air, and it has done so for more than half a century…”. Margaret’s unique vision, and her love of the natural world were inspiration for her art, which was always remarkably surprising and stunningly beautiful. Margaret was a member of the National Women in the Arts Association, the Union of Maine Artists and the International Society of Experimental Artists and was recognized by the Society for Experimental Artists, which gave her recognition for her valuable contribution to the arts.

Margaret remained active into her eighties, kayaking, hiking and searching for material to inspire her art. Driftwood, pink granite, birds and plant life were all a big part of her visual world. She skied at Sugarloaf for many years and continued x country skiing into her later years. Margaret was always eager to be Downeast along the coast, where she has kept a studio for many years.

Margaret volunteered tirelessly at many organizations including as a teacher at the YMCA. She was a member of the All Souls Church, the Bangor Junior League, Penobscot Medical Auxiliary, Bangor Junior League, the Shakespeare Club and the Maine Medical Auxiliary where she was a past President. She also was a contributor to the Patron of the Arts at the University of Maine in Orono where she enjoyed many art exhibitions and concerts over the years.

A private family memorial will be scheduled at a later date.

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


 

Archie L. Johnson

West Bath-Archie L. Johnson, 89, born to Royce and Doris (Barter) Johnson on Swans Island, ME on December 19, 1922 passed away on January 30, 2012.

He attended schools in Boothbay and Brunswick and married Lorraine L. (Racine) on May 1, 1946.

He is pre-deceased by his son Marty P. Johnson of West Bath, his parents, and several sisters.

He is survived by wife, Lorraine, son Michael and wife Shirley of Nobleboro, ME their children Michael Jr. and wife Deb of Nobleboro, Craig and wife, Jodi of West Bath; Dan of Bath, son Scott and wife Shelly of Topsham and children Jason and wife Michelle of Phippsburg, daughter Julie and husband Paul Smith of Bailey Island, daughter-in-law Maria and husband Rob Morris of West Bath, Great grandchildren: Erica Johnson of Nobleboro, J. J. and Taylor Johnson of Phippsburg, Spencer and Aliza Johnson of West Bath, Lindsey, Scott, and Max Smith of Bailey Island, Hailie Johnson of Woolwich, sister: Susan Keller of Enfield, ME, Brother: Arnold of Vermont and special friends:Nancy and Bob Benoit of Brunswick, ME.

Per Archie's request, he will be cremated and there will be no services.


Donald W. Flower III

Richmond-On January 18, 2012, Donald Walker Flower III, age 60, passed away at Midcoast Hospital following a brief illness.

Don was born in Rockledge, Florida on March 30, 1951. He was the son of Donald W. Flower, Jr. and Mary (Garey) Flower. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Regina (Beverage) Flower as well as two brothers Kenneth Flower and his wife Rhonda of Round Pond and John Flower and his wife Marian of Rockland as well as two nieces, three nephews and several great-nieces and nephews.

Don served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1978, spending time in Korea and Germany plus serving stateside in Massachusetts, Georgia, New Jersey and Maryland. After his military service Don and Regina moved to Richmond where they have resided for the past 32 years. He has been an employee at Bath Iron Works for the past 32 years, mostly as an Electrical Designer.

Don was a long time member of the Improved Order of Redmen. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening and especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He really liked playing a rousing game of cards, especially if he could stick an opponent with a lot of points.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, January 22nd from 1 to 2pm with a Funeral service at 2pm at the funeral home. Burial to follow in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association 51 US Route One Suite M Scarborough Maine 04074.

Funeral arrangements are made by the Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond