Obituaries

Helene F. Crouse

CrouseRichmond-Helene Francis Crouse, 73, died peacefully at her home on November 23, 2019.

She was born on September 15, 1946 in Bridgeport, CT the daughter of Edward and Frances Reiling.

Helene enjoyed local community socializing, watching Judge Judy and gardening.

Helene was predeceased by her husband Truman Lawrence Crouse and a grandson Nicholas Branca. She is survived by her two daughters Donna Kapitan and husband Edward of Ct., Margie Cagganello and husband Thomas of Ct., and a grandson John Cataldo and wife Samantha of Ct.

A private funeral service will take place at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta, Me 04330.

Gloria Altena (Cray) Kenney

Kenney

Woolwich- Gloria Altena (Cray) Kenney passed away peacefully on November 25, 2019 at Horizons Living & Rehabilitation Center in Brunswick, ME at the age of 81 years.

Gloria was born on April 6, 1938 in Richmond, to Wesley C & Nettie S (Lilly) Cray. She was the one of six children and always had wonderful stories to tell about each one.

Gloria had many jobs in her 81 years, she worked as a waitress, in factories, crafting greenware ceramics, selling Avon, being the matriarch of a loving family, but her MOST favorite job was owning & operating the former Kenney’s Country Store.

Her store was a place that many folks remember as the place for pizzas, penny candy, burn permits, tagging deer & fur, cold drinks and catching up. She made you feel welcome and was always up for a good laugh.

Gloria supported many groups through the years and created an extensive list of people she called friends. If you had the opportunity to visit with her, she didn’t forget a face or a name. She loved to banter with you, and it was a rare occasion for anyone to get the better of her. She loved to laugh and be of help when she could. During her stay at Horizons she made friends with the other residents and staff. She really enjoyed playing Bingo there. If you happened to visit at Bingo time, you were playing too, like it not!

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Jonathan Wade Severance

Richmond- Jonathan Wade Severance, age 49, died Nov. 19, 2019 at his home.

He is survived by his mother Andrea Gilpatrick and stepfather Wilbur Gilpatrick, sisters Jennifer Severance and Crystal Chamberland, and brothers James Severance Jr., Nathaniel Gilpatrick, and Joseph Gilpatrick. Jonathan is also survived by nieces Angelica Lamoreau, Ruth Cumberland, and Taylor Gilpatrick, nephews Robert lamoreau, Alexander Lamoreau and his wife Alexis, Noah Morgan and Peter Cumberland, two very special great nephews Coby and Robert Lamoreau, one great niece Aleah Godin, as well as many aunts, uncle and cousins.

Jonathan was predeceased by his father James W. Severance Sr., maternal grandparents Muriel and Fostell Taylor, and paternal grandparents Beverly Carr and Earl Severance of West Gardiner.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at Calvary Foursquare Church, Old Brunswick Rd, Gardiner, ME. Following the service, a reception will be held at the church.

Ruth Magdalen Hyde

Hyde picture2Ruth Magdalen Hyde of Bowdoin passed away on November 18, 2019.  She was 89 years old.  She followed her beloved husband, Bob, to heaven after just five months.

Ruth loved her Lord, Bob, and her precious family of 9 children, 21 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Ruthie was a sweetheart who loved to look out for the needs of others, making sure everyone was comfortable and cared for.

As there will be no service, in Ruthie’s memory, keep a thankful heart, and love and encourage those around you.

Marie P. Morris

Litchfield- Marie P. Morris, 92, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Winship Green, in Bath.

Marie was born on April 06, 1927, in Litchfield, the daughter of Clarence N. and Gwenola F. (McGee) Berry.  She graduated from Litchfield Academy in 1945.  In 1946 she married her husband of 50 years, Arthur Morris.  She and Arthur lived most of their married life in Litchfield raising their family.

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Neil James Tobey

TobeyRichmond-Neil James Tobey, 82, passed away on November 2, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born on April 20, 1937 at Augusta General Hospital to Richard James Tobey and Winnifred Laura (Washburn) Tobey.

After graduating from Hallowell High School, Neil honorably served his country for 6 months at Fort Knox Kentucky and for several years in the Army National Guard Reserves. While in high school, Neil started an eighteen year career with the First National Grocery store chain. He soon became one of their youngest managers when he was promoted to oversee the Bangor store. From there Neil continued his career as a successful buyer for Associated Grocers of Maine. After he retired from A.G. of Maine, he owned and operated two small grocery stores in Richmond and Sabattus.

He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #10 of Bangor. Neil was a generous and loving father, grandfather, son and brother.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Nancy Tobey Roy. He is survived by his two daughters Terry Tobey and Julieann Tobey Barrows and their mother Joyce Hubbard Tobey. He is also survived by Julie’s husband Scott Barrows, his granddaughter Stephanie Arnold and her husband Robert and granddaughter Ashley Bianconi and her husband Andrew. Survivors also include brother-in-law Paul Roy, niece Jennifer McDonough and her daughter Heather Brown.

In honor of Neil’s wishes no services are being planned. Neil had a generous heart and he gave regularly to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospitals. If you wish, donations may be made to the hospital in his name.

Our family is extremely grateful for the compassionate care he received from the ICU staff at Mid Coast Hospital.

Andrew G. Sherman

Andrew G. Sherman

Andrew left us much to early at the hands of the unknown.  He was born May
26, 1971 to Gordon and Ruth Sherman.  He was educated in the Richmond
School system and graduated in 1989.  He always disliked organized school
but had a great love for learning.  He took many college courses and read
continuously. He had worked at many places and always needed a job where he
had to use his brain and be in hopes to learn something everyday. His job
before he was injured was with handicapped kids for Spurwink.  He was an
incredible photographer.

He was predeceased by his Dad, Gordon Sherman, grandparents Francis and
Eleanor Sherman, Glenn and Marjorie Brown.  He is survived by his Mom of
Pittston, brother Alton of Dresden, his niece and nephew Aurora and Connor
Sherman of Albion.  He was probably the happiest when he, Aurora and Connor
were doing something or going somewhere.  He is also survived by his
beloved cats Bruce and Chuck.  Many aunts, uncles and cousins.



Notes from four of his great friends:  His homemade hot sauces were both
delicious AND a violation of the Geneva Convention. His knowledge of film
was vast and secretly stolen from a small lab in Belgium. His puns were
known to cause famine in the middle east.  His photos were known to cure
famines in the middle east.  (It was a wash.) Known for making people
think, this eerie ability caused the formulation of a  small planet
somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse.  Always a riot, Always brilliant.
Stolen too soon, survived by the whole rest of the world, which is poorer
in his absence.  "The light has gone out of my life."  Teddy Roosevelt.
Thanks Jeff, Rodney, Ryan and Matti for always being there for him.

At his request there will be no funeral, a celebration of his life will
take place at a later date.

Ronald L. Anair Sr.

picANAIRWales- Ronald L. Anair, Sr., 80, passed away at his home on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Ronald was born in Hanover, NH on April 22, 1939, the son of Leonard A. and Geraldine L. (Rock) Anair. 

He was a proud veteran of the US Army and was a Trucker throughout most of his life.  He used to haul film canisters between movie theaters, as well as freight, equipment and materials for construction.

Ronald was a long-time member of the American Legion, Post 4, in Gardiner, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #618 in Lewiston, as well as an avid member of the Teamsters Union.  He especially enjoyed socializing with his friends, playing horseshoes, and NASCAR.  He wintered in Ocala, Florida

Ronald was predeceased by his parents; brothers Wayne, Barry, and Robert, as well as his sister Beverly Anair.

He is survived by his long-term companion Priscilla Charpentier, children; Tammy Anderson and her husband Mark, Ronald Jr., Christopher, Sandy Longley and her husband Jonathan, Ronald Charpentier, Jr., and his wife Katy, and Alphonse Blouin and his wife Brenda; grandchildren Courtney England and her husband Trevor, Kristen Anderson, Austin Anderson, and Amanda Anair; great granddaughter Skylar England; siblings Charles Anair and his wife Sandra, Linda Anair, and Mary Hart and her husband Philip.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, November 1st from 5pm to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. in Richmond.  There will also be calling hours on Saturday, November 2nd from 10am to 11am with a funeral service to follow.

A reception  to follow will be announced at the service.

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

Jon "Jack" Garland

GarlandLisbon Falls-Jon “Jack” Garland, 81, died on October 16, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. 

He was born on September 24, 1938 the son of Roy B Garland and Florence L Matthews.

Jack was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Veterans Homes and a life member of the following organizations: DAV, American Legion, Amvets, VFW, Slovak Catholic
Association and Tin Can Sailors.

In his later years, Jack enjoyed working outdoors around his home and telling stories to anyone who would listen. 

Jack proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1969 and served in the Vietnam War.  He later worked 17 years of Civil Service work, Portland Post Office for 4 years,

and BNAS Fuel Farm until retirement in 1989. 

Jack was predeceased by his sisters Elaine Garland of Ellsworth and Lucille Cross of Bridgton. A son Timothy Garland of Oakland. 

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Maureen Garland, daughter Jonica and her husband James Pearson, grandchildren Natalie and Kaleb as well as grandsons Paul, Roy, and Michael Garland. Also, survived by sisters Carol Googins of Westbrook Me, Beth Sigler of Arkansas, Florence “Sister” Gallant of South Portland, Me, and Connie Flannigan of South Carolina.

A celebration of Life Service will take place at the Shepherd of Faith Church 124 Main Street Richmond at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 26th.  A burial will follow at the West Bowdoin Cemetery, Bowdoin with military honors. An intimate gathering of family and close friends of Jack at the home of Maureen Garland. 

The family wishes to give special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Lutostanska and nursing staff of the VA’s Homebased Primary Care and staff of First Light Home Care.

In Lieu of flowers: Disabled American Veterans www.DAV.org PO Box 14301 Cincinnati OH 45250-0301 Phone: 877-647-VETS

Melvin F. Curtis

MelMelvin Frederick Curtis, 75, of Richmond, Maine passed away on October 19, 2019 following a long fight with cancer.
He was the son of Chester and Rachel Curtis of Richmond.
 
During his early years, he went to school in Maine, Hawaii, Washington, and Florida as he followed his father's military career. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Southern Maine. He taught at Lisbon High School and Montello in Lewiston before becoming Lewiston's first special education director for 42 years. He was honored for his dedication in 1998 by receiving the Spurwick Trustee Award and the Pendelton Award for Community Partner from Sweetser in 2007.
 
He married his loving wife in 1968, Marilyn (Rideout) Curtis and they just celebrated their 51st anniversary. He is survived by his son, Tyson Curtis, of Richmond, his daughter and son-in-law, Jocelyn and Erik Gray of Monmouth, and his two wonderful grandchildren, Ilanna and Miles Gray of Monmouth. 
 
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, October 27th from 12 to 3PM at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St.; Richmond, Maine 04357

Robert B. Lewis


Litchfield-Robert B. Lewis, Sr., of the Hallowell Rd., died on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

He was born on September 22, 1942 in Malden, Massachusetts the son of Roger and Clara Lewis.

Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era.

He was a member of the Gardiner American Legion Post 4, 40 and 8. Bob enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing and camping.

Bob worked for B.I. W. for over 35 years.

He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Ann Clark, Jean Bowman, brothers Frank Clark and Roger Lewis Jr..  Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years Betty Lewis of Litchfield, son Robert Lewis Jr., and wife Deborah of Litchfield,  2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, October 19th at 2pm at Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Litchfield.

In Bob's memory donations may be made to the Androscoggin Hospice 15 Strawberry Avenue Lewiston, Me 04210.

James D. Pinkham Sr.

dadFlorida-James Dean Pinkham Sr., formerly of Sidney, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2019 while he was sleeping. James was living in Florida at his time of passing.

James, a graduate of Cony High School in Augusta, Maine, enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Most recently he moved to Florida to be closer to his mother, brothers and sisters.  He enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling.

He was survived by his children, James Pinkham Jr. and his wife Kari Pinkham, Kevin Veniot and wife Chelsea, Scott Pinkham and his wife Lora Pinkham and Michael Pinkham.  His grandchildren, Alexander, Tyler, Zakary, Kyleigh, Emrie, Carson, Cody, Sadie and Mckayla.  Great grandchildren, Jamerson.  His mother Marie Stilphen of Georgia.  His brothers Timmy Pinkham of Maine, Warren Dean Pinkham Jr. of Maine, George Pinkham of Florida, Richard Pinkham of Florida.  His sisters, Cathie Gavett of Maine,  Lisa Blakely of Georgia, Tammy Porter of Maine, Tina Pinkham of Florida and Pamela Powers of Massachusetts.   He was predeceased by his father Warren Dean Pinkham Sr., uncle Dennis Pinkham, grandson Braden Tyler Pinkham, along with other aunts and uncles.

James will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and had the opportunity to cross paths with him.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, October 18th from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.  A graveside service will take place on Saturday, October 19th at 11am at the Richmond Cemetery, Main St.  Followed by a gathering of family and friends at the Richmond Grange Hall on Alexander Reed Rd. in Richmond, where we can celebrate James's life.  Some food will be provided by Texas Roadhouse, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a hot or cold dish of their choice.  Any flowers may be sent to the funeral home.

Andrew Tyler Severy

SeveryAndrew "Tyler" Severy

Waterville-Andrew Tyler Severy, 28, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at his home.

He was born on March 19, 1991 in Augusta the son of Andrew Severy and Billie Jo Brann.

Tyler enjoyed playing guitar and being with his dog Bruno.  Tyler was a peoples person with a contagious laugh that always brightened up a room.

He was predeceased by his grandfather Leon Severy and grandmother Dorothy Brann.  Tyler is survived by his father Andrew Severy and wife Christine of Litchfield, his mother Billie Jo Brann and her partner Donnie Armstrong of Monmouth, sister Brittany Waterhouse of Gardiner, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will be holding a private service at a later date.

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