Richard F. Dunbar Jr.


Richard F. Dunbar Jr., 54 of Bowdoinham, died on September 1, 2018 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He is the son of Richard Dunbar Sr., and Elizabeth J Larner. Richard attended Mt. Ararat High School. He was currently self employed as a worm harvester and operated a firewood business. 
Richard enjoyed motorcycle riding, family vacations, spending time with family and friends. He is  survived by his father Richard Dunbar Sr., Stepmothers Ludivina Dunbar, Debbie Dunbar, his daughter Angela Despres, special friend Theresa Overmiller, grandsons Donovan Adams and Darian Smith, brothers Eric Nilsson, Isaac Larner, Joey Dunbar, sisters Roberta Nilsson, Lorraine MacGowan, Carol Lannon, Barbie Nilsson, Candy Dunbar, and many friends. He was predeceased by his mother Elizabeth Larner, brother Jeremy Larner, and son Robert Despres.

A graveside service will be held at the Bayview Cemetery in Bowdoinham on Thursday, September 6th at 3pm. Flowers may be sent to Kincer Funeral Home.

Francis Ackerman

ackermanPORTLAND - Francis Edward Ackerman passed away on Aug. 12, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Born in Washington D.C. on Dec. 2, 1951, Francis, or "Kicky" as he was called by family and friends, was the son of Edward and Adrienne Ackerman. The family moved to a mountainside in the Vaud, Switzerland, in 1960 for alpine air to remedy his childhood illnesses. At the age of 10, he began his formal education at boarding school in England; first at King's Mead in Sussex; then winning a scholarship to the ancient school of Charterhouse in Surrey, followed by Bedales in Hampshire. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge in 1973 and later earned his J.D. from Boston University in 1979.

Having known each other all their lives, Francis married Anne Marie (Pusti) Buschardt of Holte, Denmark in 1983 after a five-year courtship. They lived in Boston, Copenhagen, and Paris, before moving to Maine in 1985. Settling in an old farmhouse that Francis named 'Bushwhack Farm,' Pusti created beautiful gardens and Kicky explored and tended the "back forty." Here they raised their three children, Cecilia, Anna, and Peter. Over the years, they cultivated many friendships. Kicky was a gracious host with a special flair for creating festive celebrations. Pusti and Kicky saw eye-to-eye on life values, and together made Pusti's Danish upbringing a central part of their family, often bringing it to the wider community. Kicky was Pusti's best friend and the love of her life.

Francis worked as Assistant Attorney General of Maine in Augusta; he subsequently served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of Maine for several years. He was respected for his thoughtfulness as a lawyer; the quality of his legal writing, his presentations in court, and his negotiations with opposing lawyers. The legal work about which he cared most were cases that protected people from bias-motivated violence and cases that held businesses accountable to play by the rules, in both anti-trust and consumer protection. For Francis, the practice of law was an extension of his commitment to progressive principles of fairness and justice. Francis did not count his victories or seek praise. It was enough for him to know that, as a result of his work, a family became safe from violence, or a business was required to compete fairly.

Francis retired in 2008. Though many people couldn't tell, he had already had Parkinson's Disease for eight years. Together he and Pusti faced the indescribable complexities of the disease with optimism and courage. By maintaining a life as unchanged as possible for their family, they continued regular travels to Switzerland and Denmark, with visits to the UK, France, and even Morocco. His way of fighting the disease was to challenge it in return: playing ping pong and soccer avidly, climbing Mount Katahdin in Maine and Dents du Morcles in the Alps. In the last decade of his life, Francis and his sister, Julia, co-authored a historical novel. Inspired by a 13th century Icelandic saga, he was fully committed to this endeavor and their tale gave voice to his spiritual journey and wide-ranging imagination. Writing had always been one of his greatest joys.

To his children, Francis was "Far." A loving and devoted father, he taught his children the importance and joy of imagination. He made the world a magical place, where everything had unexpected narratives and came alive. They will especially remember his amazing capacity to write original songs for every birthday and special occasion, waking up to the aroma of his blueberry pancakes, playing games of all sorts together, and his love for their mother.

He is remembered by friends and family across the world for his love of storytelling, proverbs, literature, recitation and song; his fluency with language, whether English, French, or Danish; his old-world intellect, charm and wit; his curiosity and generosity toward friends and strangers alike; and his belief in fighting injustice and helping those who are most vulnerable.
Francis is survived by his wife of 35 years, Anne Marie Buschardt of Augusta, Maine; by his three children, Cecilia Ackerman, Anna Ackerman, and Peter Ackerman; by his four siblings, Helen Weston Ackerman, Julia H. Ackerman, Justin Ackerman, and Tippy Ackerman; his nieces and nephews, Damien Petty, August Popkin, Clair Popkin, Anouk Ackerman, Aurelie Baroni-Ackerman, and Jayden Xu-Ackerman; his five Danish brothers-in-law and their spouses, Peter and Kirsten Buschardt, Jan and Joan Buschardt, Anders and Manuela Buschardt, Claus and Gitte Buschardt, Jacob and Mireille Buschardt, and 11 nieces and nephews in Denmark and Switzerland.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m., on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Harrington Meeting House, 278 Harrington Road, Bristol.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the:
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

Clyde E. Sirois

Clyde Sirois PicPITTSTON – Clyde E. Sirois, 74, of Pittston died on August 11, 2018. He was born in Gardiner, ME on May 8, 1944, the son of Carolyn (Bailey) Sirois and grew up in the Dresden area.

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Margaret "Margie" McMullen

MargyBowdoinham-Margaret "Margie" E. McMullen, 79, of the Fisher Rd. passed unexpectedly of Friday, August 10, 2018 at a local hospital.

She was born on October 30, 1938 the daughter of William and Ottalie Gile.

Margie along with her husband Patrick McMullen were the owner operators of Rock-A-Dry Baby Diaper Service and Bowdoinham Linen. She also worked for a time at Capt. Mikes Seafood in Brunswick.

Margie enjoyed traveling, reading, going out to lunch with the girls, volunteering at the Bowdoinham Food Pantry, and especially time spent with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was a long time member of the Eastern Star Electa Chapter #2 of Bowdoinham and the Bowdoinham Food Pantry.

Margie was predeceased  by her husband Patrick McMullen and her parents.  She is survived children Gile McMullen of Bowdoinham, Beth Owens of Virginia, Amy Wilson and husband John of Orrs Island, Patricia McMullen of New Hampshire, 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, August 16th from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home.  A funeral service will take place on Friday, August 17th at 11am also at the funeral home.  A burial will follow at the Village Cemetery, Bowdoinham.  A gathering will follow at the Village Lodge in Bowdoinham.

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

Cheryl Ann Loon


Richmond-On August 10, 2018 in the early hours of the morning, Cheryl or “Shebsie” as Dad loved to call her, passed away with her adoring husband of 55 years and four children close by her side.

Cheryl, was born on October 4, 1943 to Lenore and Ronald Gallagher, she attended Gardiner Area High School. Cheryl was one of nine children, she adored her brothers and sisters: Dicky, Jackie, Diane, Donnie, Ronald, David, Bonnie and Earl.

Soon after school she met the love her life Lewis Ronald Loon whom she loved to call “Ronnie.” The two built a beautiful loving marriage, life and home for their four Children. Mom was a devoted wife and mother she kissed her husband every morning, created a home where dinner was on the table every night and instilled in her children the value of family. She is survived by her eldest doting daughter Jolene Benner “her sweet Jody”; son Lewis Charles or as mom referred to him “my Chucky” and wife Sherrie Loon; son Lewis Donald “or my little Lewie” and wife Bethany Loon and her youngest daughter, Laurisa Ann Loon “my little Bippy” and husband Chad Clark. She was blessed with six beautiful grandchildren who were the light of her life that she adored and loved as her own: Marissa Loon, Ashley and Amber Loon, Benjamin Loon and Luke and Beau Clark.

Cheryl, was self-employed as a child care provider for over 20 years on Boynton Street taking care of many children over the year’s right up until her passing taking care of her youngest grandson her little Beau. You could always find them side by side laughing and joking and shopping online together.

Cheryl, had a strong love of family and her Irish heritage that she instilled in her children and grandchildren. Mom loved to say “if you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough” or “there are two types of people in the world the Irish and those that wish they were” needless to say St. Patrick’s Day was a gathering filled with family, love and laughter and her traditional Irish dinner. The holidays were her favorite bringing us all together from the Fourth of July parties to the extravagant Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, going away for vacations at camp and trips to Connecticut with not only her children and grandchildren but her loving sister Bonnie and her family. Mom’s infectious laugh and love for tricks and jokes kept our home alive, she embodied the saying Live, Love and Laugh. Mom was the rock of the family, there was nothing she wouldn’t do for her children and family.

My precious mother is no longer here but the world gained a beautiful angel. I can hear my mom leaving us with this Irish Blessing: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may god hold you in the palm of his hand.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 15 at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant Street Richmond from 11a.m. to 1p.m. A graveside service will follow at the Cotton Cemetery. All are welcome to attend a celebration of her wonderful precious life at her daughter’s home at 110 Main Street, Richmond, ME 04357.

Gilson Cole McKenney II

McKenneyGilson Cole McKenney II ended his earth walk unexpectedly on Aug. 6, 2018. He was born on June 1, 1958 in Gardner, Mass., the only son of Natalie Yale Harrington and Gilson Cole McKenney. He spent his early years on a small dairy farm in Ashburnham, Mass. In his early teens the family moved to a larger dairy farm in Richmond, Maine. Gil graduated from Richmond High School and went on to the University of Maine in Orono to study agriculture. Most of his jobs were in that field.

In the new millennial Gil met the love of his life, Dawn Charlonne. They settled down to a nice life on Pleasant Pond where they enjoyed music and partying and their little Corgi dogs. Last year they downsized and moved to Winthrop for a simpler lifestyle.

Gil is survived by his beloved Dawn Charlonne, 4 sisters, Barbara McKenney, Wendy Harrington, Terry Yale and her husband David Kamila, all from Maine, and Lee McKenney from Arizona. Also 4 nieces, 2 nephews and 4 great nephews all from Maine.

A Celebration of His Life will be held at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond at 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 19, 2018. Colorful attire is suggested.

Matrona Wdowin

Matrona Wdowin

Matrona Wdowin (Lepuschenko), 1928-2018

HALLOWELL-Matrona Wdowin passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on August 7, 2018 at Maine General Medical Center.  She left this life as she lived her life – with God in her heart, surrounded by her loving family and wanting to feed everyone. To the very end, she was very sharp minded and still in charge of her care.

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Betty J. Moody

Betty Moody picRICHMOND - Betty Jean (York, Dow, Silk) Moody of Richmond and Bar Harbor died peacefully at home on Aug 2, 2018 after a long battle with emphysema. She was born Aug 29, 1941 in Hartland, ME, the daughter of Woodrow W. and Doris L. (Walker) York.  

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Kathleen Ahearn

KathleenAhearnHeadshotOakland-Kathleen (Kathi) Ahearn, 60, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018

at home after a long illness surrounded by her family.

She was born on September 30, 1957 in South Portland the daughter of Clinton “Bud” A. Shaw and Lois J. Palmer.

Kathi graduated from Winslow in the Class of 1975.  She was a member of Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, Stitching Witches Quilting Group, Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Pink Panters Susan G Komen 3 Day Walkers and a Notary Public.

She enjoyed quilting, walking, hiking, kayaking, looking for sea glass, volunteering as a puppy raiser for NEADS, and sunsets on East Pond.

Kathi formally worked as a Church Administrator at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, and Human Resource Manager at Eye Care of Maine Waterville, SHRM Certified Professional

Kathi was predeceased by her parents Clinton Shaw, Lois Palmer, Stepfather Edgar Palmer, Father in-law Joseph Ahearn, and Brother in-law David Ahearn.

She is survived by her husband Tim of Oakland, Son Matthew of Northport, Daughter Meghan of Orlando, Brother Jeffrey Shaw, Stepmother Joanne Shaw, Howard Crosby and Spouse Ann, Wanda Farley and Spouse Marvin, Mother in-law Geneva Ahearn, Sister in-law Wendy Porter and Spouse Donnie, Brother in-law Stephen Ahearn and Spouse Hillary, Brother in-law Keith Ahearn, Brother in-law Kevin Ahearn and partner Daniel, many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and reception will be held at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church 61 Pleasant Street Waterville, ME 04901 on Saturday the 11th of August at 2:00 PM.

Donations in Kathi’s name may be made to the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church or Maine General Health Walk for Hope. The family thanks the staff of Maine General Hospice for their thoughtful care, which allowed Kathi to remain home in the lake house she loved.

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

David A. Acker

Bowdoinham-David A. Acker, 65, passed peacefully Wednesday, August 1, 2018 with the love of his life, wife Barbara of 42 years, by his side as she always was.

David was born October 7, 1952 in Sanford, Maine the son of Albert and Beverly Acker.

David was an elementary school student in the Coombs School in Bowdoinham and Graduated from Brunswick High School in 1970. He served his country as an Aviation Radioman for 4 years in the United States Navy. David and Barbara were married on Valentine’s Day 1976.

David worked at Bath Iron works as an electrician for 23 years before starting Ackers Acres Disc Golf in 2002.

David loved his little piece of heaven on Dingley Road and Disc Golf was a perfect way for him to share it with the public. He treated every player as if they were a guest in his home. His courses are renowned in the Disc Golf Community, but not as much as his kindness, generosity and his ability to make everyone he spoke to feel special.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Acker of Bowdoinham, son Allen Acker and his wife Kate, 3 grandchildren he loved so much Nella, Maeve and Henry Acker of Bowdoinham, parents Albert D. Acker and Beverly F. Acker of Bowdoinham, sister Patricia Acker-Bailey and her husband David of Mechanicsburg, Pa., brothers Edward Acker of South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Kenneth Acker of Scarborough, Maine and Douglas Acker and his wife Laurie of Gardnerville, Nevada. He is also survived by Barbara’s siblings Charles, Tony, Louise, Sara, Cathy and Mary who were an important part of his life along with their spouses, significant others, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who were loved by him.

There will be a Celebration of life Saturday, September 1st at 11am at Ackers Acres Disc Golf with lunch to follow. Thank you all for your Love and Support.

He will be immensely missed by many, many people.

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

Velva J. Lamoreau

VelvaPittston-Velva J. Lamoreau, 91, died on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at her daughter’s residence.

She was born on June 6, 1927 in St. John Plantation, Maine the daughter of John and Cora Gardner.

Velva attended schools in the Allagash through the 8th grade. Her family migrated to central Maine. As an adult, she attended night school at Gardiner Area High School to attain her high school diploma. She retired from the State of Maine having worked many years at the Maine State Hospital. She and her husband, Charles, Sr. ran a boarding home for many years caring for first State patients, then Veterans. They made the boarders an integral part of their big family and taught their children many valuable lessons through the years of their service. Their home was a real home to the people that came into their home.

She was an exceptional person to all who knew and loved her. She was a strong woman, a faithful believer in God and the teachings of the Bible. She tried to instill this faith in her children and grand-children. She enjoyed camping, fly fishing, making bread, card and board games, family gatherings and listening to hymns. To the children she was known as “Gram,” “Grammy,” and even “Crazy Grammy Lamoreau of Pittston” for her wit, spirit and the joy she took in playing tricks on the grand and great-grandchildren. Most recently, she was referred to as “Grammy Larrio” due to Lamoreau being a difficult name for a toddler to pronounce.

Velva was and will continue to be loved and missed by her family and others who knew her.

Velva was predeceased by her parents, husband Charles Lamoreau, brothers Bernard Gardner, Glazier Gardner, sisters Beaula Gardner, Elizabeth Gardner, brother in-law and fishing buddy Hubert Carter Sr., son in-laws Fred Falvo Sr., and Cedric Novy. 

She is survived by her daughters Sharon Falvo of Pittston, Ellen Novy of West Gardiner, Betty Tibbetts and husband Larry of Topsfield, Brenda Degen and husband Barnie of Gardiner, son's Charles Lamoreau Jr and wife Barbara of Winthrop, John Lamoreau Sr., and wife Diane of Monmouth, Robert Lamoreau and wife Marlene of Pittston, Paul Lamoreau Sr., and wife Karen of West Gardiner, sister Eunice Carter of Augusta, sister in-law Elizabeth Lamoreau of Lincoln, 33 grandchildren, many great grandchildren a few great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, July 30th from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 31st at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Ridge Cemetery, Bowdoinham.  A gathering following graveside the service will be at American Legion on Carding Machine Road, Richmond.

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

Gladys I. Leet

leetLitchfield-Gladys I Leet, 93, of the Richmond Rd., died on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Marshwood Nursing Home, Lewiston.

She was born on November 2, 1924 the daughter of John and Helen Ridley.

Gladys was predeceased by her parents, son Roy Leet Jr., several brother and sisters.  Gladys is survived by her son's Robert Leet, Russell and wife Georgia, Raymond and wife Bonnie, daughters Betty Lewis and husband Bob, Caroline Quiron all of Litchfield, also daughters Patricia Pratt of Bowdoinham, Elaine Fealtman and husband Jim of Massachusetts, several  brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 21st at 11am at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Litchfield.

In her memory donations may be made to the Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice

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