Zena Don passed away quietly on Friday, the 21st of July 2017. She lived a full life. Born in Rostov on the Don, Russia in 1927 to Anastasia and Ivan Kumow, she survived WWII, Stalin, life in an internment camp, and by her own account, her mother-in-law! She enjoyed a good story and was a ravenous reader with the more salacious the story the better. She enjoyed a good meal with family and friends even more, spiced with a good drink. She was married to Paul Don for over 50 years and together they raised a family on a farm in Dresden along the Eastern River. She was the mother of daughter Tamara and son Michael. She leaves behind Tamara and her husband George (Lemar), and grandsons Russell and Gregary. She also leaves behind son Michael, his wife Christine who Zena referred to as "daughter #2," their daughters Natasha, Avary and Theresa, and son Nicholas. Along with them she also leaves behind her "adopted" daughter Natasha Woodland. Services will be held on Saturday, the 29th of July at 1 o'clock at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me. with an immediate burial at the Richmond Cemetery following the memorial service. Afterwards a reception will be held at The Montsweag Roadhouse restaurant on Rt. 1, Woolwich. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com
Orr's Island – Laurelei L. Johnson, 73, passed away at Mid Coast Hospital on July 16, 2017 surrounded by family. Laurelei was a resident of Orr's Island, ME and Dunedin, FL. She was born on September 6, 1943 the daughter of the late Merton Lake and Elaine (McGowen) Bride.
Laurelei was a graduate of Brunswick High School Class of 1961. She held various jobs within the community including; Cook's Lobster House, Harpswell Is. School and a Librarian for Orr's Is. Library. In later years she received her nursing degree from Central Maine Community College and moved to Florida where Laurelei was a LPN for 30 years until her retirement in 2012.
Laurelei enjoyed all styles of dancing, taking morning walks through her beautiful perennial gardens and along the shores of Lowell's Cove near her home. She was an avid gardener and all those who knew her knew she would spend the beautiful Maine summer days on Orr's Island amidst her gardens.
Laurelei is survived by her two sisters; Leedra (Leon) Southard of South West Harbor, Karlene Helmers of FL, her 3 children, Robert (Tami) Johnson III of Lewiston, Christopher Johnson of New Hampshire and Stephanie (Scott) Ackley of Freeport. Laurelei also leaves 2 grandchildren; Joshua and Mackenzie Ackley as well as several nieces and nephews.
At Laurelei's request a gathering of remembrance for close friends and family will be scheduled at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orr's and Bailey Island Fire/Rescue. Arrangements are under the car of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357
Daniel Patrick Gilbride
Brewer-Daniel Patrick Gilbride, 53, passed away at Togus VA Hospital on July 15, 2017. He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on September 19, 1963 to Faye Gould and Francis Gilbride. He grew up in Orono on Pushaw Lake. He always remembered and shared many stories about his Gould’s Landing friends. Danny loved to tell a story. He enlisted in the US Navy on November 21, 1984 and was honorably discharged on February 26, 1988. He served on the USS John F. Kennedy and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He lived his life his way, enjoying every moment. Danny enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding “his bike”.
His parents predeceased Danny. He is survived by his step-mother, Joan Ames, his sisters Kelly Gould and Joan Carol Ames and his only son, Bohn Gilbride and fiancée Brooke LaBossiere. His first granddaughter will be arriving in September.
The family would like to thank all those friends who came to visit Danny, especially his Dunkin Bug-Huggers Riders Club.
At Danny’s request there will be no service. A gathering to celebrate Danny’s life will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.
Helen, 104, returned to her Heavenly Father on, July 10, 2017. She was born, October 8, 1912, in Litchfield, Maine, the only child of Edward and Elsie Libby. Helen married Willard Charles Lane, April 20, 1934, in Litchfield. Willard preceded her in death on August 18, 2001.
Helen graduated from Litchfield Academy in 1930 and Farmington Normal School in 1932. She taught elementary school for 37 years. She will be remembered for her service in the Grange, community, and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and winning the most Flinch games.
She is survived by three of her four children: W. Carlton (Jeanine) Lane of Litchfield; Shirley (Walton) Summers of Willard, Utah, Sylvia (Nick) Morrill of Litchfield, 19 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 20 great great-grandchildren. A son, George Edward Lane preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 1pm in the Winthrop Ward Chapel, 1182 Main Street, Monmouth, Maine. Interment will be in the Litchfield Plaines Cemetery.
RICHMOND - ANOTHER ANGEL HAS ENTERED HEAVEN'S GATES. CLAUDIA C. WALLACE, 93, PASSED AWAY JULY 10, 2017, AT MID-COAST HOSPITAL IN BRUNSWICK.
SHE WAS BORN AUGUST 23, 1923, IN KINGFIELD, MAINE THE DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH COTE OF CANADA AND AURORE FOURNIER MICHAUD OF MAINE BUT RESIDED MOST OF HER LIFE IN RICHMOND. CLAUDIA ATTENDED RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL. SHORTLY THEREAFTER SHE WORKED AT BATH IRON WORKS DURING WWII.. SHE ALSO WORKED AT AMES TEXTILE FACTORY AND ETONIC SHOE IN RICHMOND AS A STITCHING ROOM FOREMAN FOR 19 YEARS. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN RICHMOND.
SHE VERY MUCH ENJOYED LIFE, FROM BOWLING, SNOWMOBILING, SQUARE DANCING, ATTENDING BLUEGRASS FESTIVALS, AND KEEPING BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GARDENS AT HOME. HER FAVORITE TIME OF THE YEAR WERE THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS. SHE AND HER HUSBAND JOHN SR. PRACTICALLY BUILT THEIR HOME ON THE COUNTY ROAD TOGETHER. SHE WAS A HARD WORKING WOMAN. SHE BELIEVED THAT IDLE HANDS WERE A WASTE OF PRECIOUS TIME AND SHE ENJOYED GARDENING AND CANNING VEGETABLES AND PICKLES . SHE WAS A DEVOTED WIFE, MOTHER, SISTER AND AUNT WHO WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN NEEDED.
CLAUDIA WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER PARENTS, HER HUSBAND JOHN, BROTHERS LEO MICHAUD OF EAST CORINTH, ME., AND ROLAND AND ALBERT COTE OF CANADA, SISTERS MARIE CLAIR COTE OF CANADA, AND ROSE MARIE GIGUERE OF RICHMOND. SHE IS SURVIVED BY HER SON JOHN OF RICHMOND, SISTERS RITA AND HUSBAND BOB HANNING OF RANDOLPH, IRENE DOLIBER OF SEARSPORT, LORNIA WOOD OF DEER ISLE, AND BROTHER REGINALD AND WIFE LULA MICHAUD OF RHODE ISLAND. SHE ALSO LEAVES BEHIND A VERY SPECIAL SISTER-IN-LAW DOROTHY WALLACE OF RICHMOND. THEY SHARED MANY SPECIAL MOMENTS TOGETHER. SHE WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HER.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF AT MID COAST HOSPITAL IN BRUNSWICK THAT TOOK CARE OF MOM DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. THEY ARE WONDERFUL CARING PEOPLE.
A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, 1PM, JULY 23, 2017 AT COTTON CEMETERY IN RICHMOND AFTER WHICH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WILL GATHER AT THE AMERICAN LEGION ON CARDING MACHINE ROAD IN RICHMOND.
Linda Jones, age 68, of Richmond, Maine, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Friday, June 16th. Linda is survived by her sister, Loretta Moores, of Westbrook, nephew John Moores, his wife, Joelle, and two nieces, Elyse and Brynn Moores. She is also survived by her loving sister-in-law, Sandra Wiley, and brother-in-law, Roger Wiley, of South Casco, and chosen daughter, Helana Brigman of Vinalhaven.
Born May 31, 1949, in Augusta, Maine, to Alice and Armand Fortin, Linda spent much of her childhood hunting and fishing at camps with her family. She graduated from Cony High School in 1967 where she performed as a Majorette Leader for the Cony Majorette Team. After graduating, Linda earned her degree in X-Ray Technology in 1971 from the Maine Institute of Continuing Medical Education, becoming an X-Ray Technician and one of only a few women to work in the field of Nuclear Medicine at this time.
During her thirty-five-year career in medicine, Linda worked as a Nuclear Tech for Pen Bay Hospital, the Veterans Administration (V.A.) at Togus, Millinocket Regional Hospital, and Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Linda became part of Mid Coast’s Cardiology team in 2005 where she worked until her passing.
At home and at work, Linda’s sense of humor brightened the lives of others, and she will forever be remembered for her generous heart and adventurous spirit. Linda’s cooking skills were famous amongst family and friends, and she was honored with a national book dedication in 2013 (The Fresh Table, LSU Press) and a reprinting of one of her famous recipes.
A memorial service for Linda Jones will be held on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, Maine. Friends, family, and those who were impacted by Linda’s wonderful presence are invited to attend.
Dresden – Sharon Lee Rackliff, 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Dresden on June 17, 2017. She was born in Gardiner, Maine on September 28, 1944 a daughter of Sam and Alice (Haskell) Trussell.
She was educated in local schools and went on to be a homemaker raising her family.
Sharon enjoyed gardening, baking, and sewing, which she was known for making her own clothes. She loved all of her many pets throughout her life. Sharon was a devout Christian attending the Grace Bible Church in Gorham where she was especially fond of Pastor Bob White's sermons. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, and the Lions Club.
Sharon is survived by her children Scott Rackliff, Catherine Buechler and her husband Ken and a special daughter-in-law Sarah Rackliff as well as her grandchildren Cody, Kimberly, Brittany, Courtney and Victoria. She also leaves her siblings; Cheryl Brunell, Linda Parks, Beverly Accord, Mike Trussell and special friends Clarice Taylor and Barbara "Mother" Shorette.
Sharon was predeceased by her parents Sam Trussell in 2006, Alice Trussell in 2011 and her husband Gerald Rackliff in 1999.
Services for Sharon will be held at 11:45 am on Friday, July 28 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Maine followed by a celebration of life in Dresden. In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter 27 Atlantic Hwy, Edgecomb, ME 04556 or to a shelter of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME www.kincerfuneralhome.com
Richmond – Charles W. Hutchings, 76, of Richmond passed away on June 22, 2017, peacefully at his home. He was born in Gardiner on October 7, 1940.
Charlie served 3 years in the US Army with the 1st division 1st Military Police Detachment then served with the 207 MP Co. before being discharged in 1963.
The rest of his career, Charlie was in law enforcement serving first as a patrolman with the Augusta P.D and later worked as a dispatcher for the Maine State Police. Charlie also worked for the Maine Marine Patrol, retiring as a Lieutenant and later worked as a security officer for L.L. Bean.
He leaves his wife Sally, son John and his wife Brenda, step-son Todd Wyman and wife Daphnie, sisters; Judith Purington and husband Ted Sr., Janice Adams and Joyce Saldivar as well as 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Charlie was predeceased by his brothers; Claude and Conrad Hutchings, sister Janet Hanley and by his brother in laws; Richard and Robert Hillingshead and companion Jodi Kupski, sister in laws; Elizabeth Grimard and husband Larry and Ann Hollingshead.
Everyone who knew Charlie knw his love of the great outdoors striper fishing, ice fishing, hunting and gardening. He and Sally had the best gardens which they shared with friends and family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend.
Fly high Charlie, see you on the other side!
At Charlie’s request a private graveside service will be held at a late date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to CHANS Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, Me 04011. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357
Richmond-Georgetta Betty Leffel ( Nanny) died Thurs, June 22, 2017, at Gardiner Alzheimer Care Center at the age of 90.
She was born Nov.1, 1926 in Upsheer County West Virginia. Betty moved to Columbus Ohio where she met, and married her life-long partner Bobby Leffel.
Betty is survived by son Thomas B Leffel, wife Joyce Ann & grandson, Arie B. Leffel, of Darbyville OH., daughter Patricia A Thompson, husband David, grandchildren Jason D. & Alyson L. and great grandchildren. Gage D. L. Thompson, and David Scott Edwards, all of Richmond Me., brother Ronald, and wife Sharon Bell of Ashland Ky., and sister Janice (Mickey) Depp of Dayton OH., numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and, great-nephews. As well as special members of family of her heart.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Gardiner Alzheimer’s Care Center.in memory of Betty Leffel, 154 Dresden Ave. Gardiner Maine 04345.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357
Maurice Joseph Geroux Jr, 68, of Bowdoin, died on June 17th 2017 at his home. Born May 13th 1949. Son of Ruthie E Martin (Creamer) and Maurice J Geroux.
Joe enjoyed racing, rather it be his number 98, known as "Jolting Joe Geroux" at his favorite race track being Wiscassett Speedway, or on a snowmobile on the trails or the lake. He lived for snowmobiling and camping with his family.He's left many stories and great memories for all that know him to tell, as he was once known as "The Jokester", even fooling some of the people that knew him the best. People enjoyed his company being the fun loving and free spirited man that he was.
He was a Self-employed mechanic most of his life and enjoyed puttering around his home in his later years working on many projects.
Predeceased by his mother and father.
Survived by his Life Partner, Ruth Fitch; his daughter, Pam Geroux and her companion Mick Owen; his son, Maurice J. Geroux III (Joe)
and his wife, Stephanie Geroux; his two sisters, Patty and Ann; and his grand daughters, Devin Webber, Kayla Geroux and Kenzie Geroux.
A Celebration of life to be scheduled for a later date.
Richmond – Arthur G. Dunlop Sr., 77 of Richmond passed away at Freeport nursing & Rehab on June 13, 2017. He was born on February 26, 1940 a son of the late Gordon and Laurie Dunlop.
Arthur worked for over 35 years at Bowdoin College as a Security Officer. He was a very religious person and a lifetime member of the Brunswick Nazarene Church. One of his biggest joys was spending time with his family and friends.
Arthur is survived by his sons James Dunlop Sr., Arthur Dunlop Jr. many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Arthur was predeceased by his wife Joan Dunlop, and a brother David Dunlop.
A funeral service will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me at 2PM on Saturday, June 17. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home. www.kincerfuneralhome.com
Richmond-Molly Ann Leonard, passed away on the 6th of June 2017, at her home. Molly was born February 20th 1984.
Molly was an outgoing person who always had a smile on her face that was infectious. Along with her laugh, which made you smile when you saw her. She loved nature, animals, and especially chickens, which she raised at her home. Like her mother before her, she loved to cook and feed her friends and family. She had spent a lot of time and took a lot of pride in perfecting her mother’s best recipes.
Molly was predeceased by her mother Linda LeClair. She is survived by her son Grant Harvey age 3, father Charles Leonard, sister Danielle Ricca, two brothers Noel Newell and Charles Leonard, uncle Danny LeClair, aunt Kelley Goodwin, cousin Danielle LeClair, two grandmothers Anne LeClair and Audey Hayes and her very close friend Joseph Meagher.
Services will be held graveside on June 24th at 11:00am at Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham. Her “Pot Luck” celebration of life will be held at Kelley and James Goodwin home in Bowdoin directly after the service.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.