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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