WEST BATH – Joseph Leopold Jaffrey Madore, 94, of Richmond, Maine died at home on Friday, June 5, 2015 after a long illness. His family was by his side.
Joseph was born in Biddeford, Maine on September 14, 1920 to Telesphore and Blanche (Kelly) Madore.
After graduating high school he enrolled in the Army/Air Force and served during World War II in Naples Foggia, Rome, Sicily, and Algeria French Morocco. He received a good conduct medal for the European African Middle Eastern Campaign.
Joseph returned home on September 6, 1945 to Richmond, Maine where he met Velma Berry. They married in December of that year and spent the next 66 years together until her death in 2012.
Joseph enjoyed cooking, caring for his dog “Sweet Pea,” working in the garden, and spending time with his family.
DRESDEN - Elwood A. Perkins, 82 of Dresden, Maine died in his home on May 25, 2015 of a long illness. He was born on October 22, 1932.
Elwood was an avid hunter, snowmobiler and ice fisherman. He enjoyed the outdoors and all it had to offer. A few of his favorite places to be were sitting or fishing on the Kennebec River or enjoying the comforts of his porch at home. He would sit and "watch" the gray squirrels. Elwood and his wife Barbara spent winters in Florida for more than 30 years. Elwood was a handy carpenter and enjoyed wood working, spending hours in his garage building and crafting everything from furniture to whirly gigs. Elwood also took great pride in his garden every year he was able.
Elwood was a skilled and talented man; he worked on the water for Mason Carter for over 20 years. He worked with Alan Cheney for a few years doing marine construction. From there he went to Pemaquid Campground and worked as maintenance man for about 20 years until he retired 18 years ago.
RICHMOND – Kathryn A. Spencer, 71, of Richmond passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta surrounded by her family.
She was born on April 12, 1944 in Gardiner, ME, the daughter of Frank H. Hall Sr. and Ethel F. (Odlin) Hall.
Kathryn was a giving person that devoted much of her time to carefully crafting many things made with love for so many people. She was famous for her cream puffs, whoopie pies, and fudge. When she wasn’t busy baking, Kathryn loved crafting. She particularly enjoyed working with needlepoint, cross stitch, knitting, and crocheting. She never strayed far from home, and often liked to stay in and watch westerns, true crime shows, and be with her two cats. She also enjoyed attending B-Night with friends that was more like a tightknit support group.
For 39 years she was employed at Clarostat, which later became Richmond Contract, working in production and quality control.
She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Ethel Hall, her husband, Robert J. Spencer, a sister, Donna Ripley, and a daughter-in-law, Sherry Spencer.
“It’s not goodbye, it’s I’ll see you later.” – Blessa
BRUNSWICK – Blessa Fallorin Legaspi Cameron, 58, of Brunswick passed on May 11, 2015 at Mid Coast Hospital with family surrounding her after 16 ½ years battling ALL types of cancer. She was born in the Philippines on February 3rd, 1957 to Felizardo and Maria (Fallorin) Legaspi.
BOWDOINHAM - Thomas Parker Chase, M.D. of Bowdoinham, Maine passed away surrounded by family at his home on March 23. Dr. Chase was an airman, a physician, a healer, a sailor, and an avid gardener. He was an accomplished woodworker and craftsman, lover of puzzles and music. He was a believer in perseverance. He is a much loved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be truly missed.