Obituaries

Phillip Withee

Phillip WitheeWISCASSET - Phillip Withee, 81 of Wiscasset Maine passed away peacefully on June 5, 2019 at his home.

Phillip was born in Gardiner, Maine on April 27, 1938, the son of Walter Withee and Velma (Light) Johnson. He attended elementary school in Washington, before moving with his family and graduating from Richmond High in 1957. He received a four year baseball scholarship to Gorham State Teachers College where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and later a Master’s in Education at University of Southern Maine.

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Robert Hilton Cree

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Robert Hilton (Bob) Cree of Bowdoinham, ME breathed his last breath as he slept peacefully at home in the early hours of Sunday, May 26, 2019 with his wife by his side.  After battling several years with Alzheimer’s Disease, he experienced complications that lead to his passing.  He was 77 when he went to be with the Lord.

He was Born in Boston, January 27, 1942 to Joseph Duncan Cree (D) and Helen F. (Pacheco) (D).  He had three brothers, William Cree (D) of Waukegan IL (Jeannette), Joseph Cree (D) of South Boston, and James Cree of Dedham, MA (Linda), and a younger sister, Helen Cree of Boston, Massachusetts.

He spent his childhood in the Mission Hill section of Boston, maintained a lifelong friendship with his best friend Jerry Comeau, and graduated from Boston Latin Academy having been trained as a machinist.  He married and later divorced Donna Louise (Murch).  They spent most of their years in Quincy, MA raising four children together. 

He is survived by son, Allen Cree (Susan) of Richfield, MN; son, Robert Cree (Karen) of Westfield, MA; daughter, Teresa Bardon (Brian) of Quincy, MA; daughter Jennifer Berube (Dan Lord) of Brunswick, ME and preceded in death by his son, David Cree. He has 15 grandchildren, 10+ great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

He later settled in Bowdoinham, ME with his beloved wife of nearly 14 years, Barbara (Cuneo) Cree and gained, a step son John Falcioni of Pembroke, MA and step daughter, Marianne Palmer (Mike) of North Quincy, and two grandchildren.

He worked his 33-year career as a “Model Maker” then “Gauge Specialist” with Gillette Safety Razor Division in South Boston.  In his early adulthood he served in the Marine Reserves.

Bob was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. He volunteered with the Bowdoinham Fire Department and was active with local town politics.  He loved military history, taking cruises with his wife, and playing cribbage. He will always be known for his spontaneity, crazy sense of humor, patriotism, his ability to fix anything, and extreme acts of kindness.

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME, viewing time will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:00 am, at 2nd Baptist Church, 1 Church Street Bowdoinham, ME followed by a reception at the Bowdoinham Fire Department 57 Post Road, Bowdoinham, ME.

Internment will be on Saturday, June 1, 2019, in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, 185 Lake Street, Peabody, MA at 11:00 am. 

We would like to thank the many friends and community members who rallied around them in his final days.

William C. Keating

KeatingRichmond-William C. Keating, 36, of Richmond passed unexpectedly on May 20, 2019.
 
Will was born on February 19, 1983 in Portland, Maine.  He attended Richmond schools as well as The community school in Camden, Maine where he graduated. Will enjoyed working as a welder for the Local 716, traveling all over the United States.
 
A bright light that attracted many, Will was best known for his loud, individual laugh and his quick, witty sense of humor.  Will was blunt and honest to a fault.  
 
Will was a strong and caring husband, father and friend, and he loved his family fiercely, especially his son.  You could always find them spending time together.  They enjoyed fishing, racing cars, camping and building all sorts of things.  He also enjoyed spending time with his siblings, Jameson, Hannah and Mackenzie, making them laugh and teasing them to no end.
 
Will liked to talk shop about cars, fabricating and fishing.  Will had become an avid fisherman over the past few years.  Most nights you could find him on the water in search of that Big Bass.
 
Will was predeceased by his grandparents, John I. Keating Sr. and Christina Ashley Keating.  
 
He is survived by his wife, Melissa Keating; son, Dempsey Keating; mother Christina E. Keating with her partner, Kenneth Johnston, of Windham; siblings Jameson Keating and his wife, Jamie, of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Hannah Keating of Portland, Mackenzie Keating of Windham, Marybeth Thayer; and In-Laws Ellen and Bill Holmes of Richmond, Maine.  He leaves behind many Aunts, Uncles, and cousins whom he loved.
 
Family and friends may visit on May 29, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, Maine.  A funeral will be held on May 30, 2019 at 11:00 am at Calvary Cemetery in South Portland for family and friends. A celebration of life will be held following the funeral at The Moose Lodge 19 Spring street Scarborough
 
In Lieu of Flowers: donations may be made to Will’s son Dempsey Keating through Camden National Bank 111 Main Street Richmond, Maine 04357

Cathy (Carver) Gustafson

Brunswick-Cathy Lynn (Carver) Gustafson, 50, died on May 22, 2019 at her home.

She was born January 1st 1969 the daughter of Leighton Carver and Linda (Thomson) Carver

Cathy enjoyed spending time with family, travel, laughing, watching her favorite shows and taking care of people.

Cathy worked as a registered Nurse for 18 years at the Highlands in Topsham, rising from nurse to director of assisted living. Recently she began work at Atria is Scarborough

She was predeceased by her mother Linda (Thomson) Carver. Cathy is survived by her son Jason Gustafson of Brunswick, father Leighton Carver of Richmond, brothers Michael Carver wife Kathy of Bowdoinham, Bruce Carver and wife Laurie of Richmond, nieces & nephews Jennifer Bayles of Richmond, Brittni (Carver) Guerrette of Richmond, Tasha (Carver) Pullen of Bowdoinham, Bruce Carver Jr., of Richmond and Benjamin Carver of Richmond.

A memorial gathering will take place on Thursday, May 30th from 2 to 4pm at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

In Cathy’s memory donations may be made to the Isaac F. Umberhine Public Libary

164 Main St, Richmond, ME, 04357.

Estella G. Partridge

PartridgeLitchfield-Estella Georgette Brown Partridge, 79, died on Monday, May 20, 2019 at the home of her son and daughter in-law.

Estella was born on April 7, 1940 the daughter of Winston and Estella (Small) Brown of Litchfield.

She married her husband Gerald A Partridge Sr., on June 28, 1958.

Estella graduated from Litchfield Academy in 1958.  She enjoyed her grandchildren, church and making lap blankets for cancer patients and veterans. 

She spent most of her working life at Etonic Shoe in Richmond.

Estella is predeceased by her parents, husband Gerald Sr., and baby sister Winnie.  She is survived by sons Gerald Partridge Jr., Gary Partridge and wife Ronnette, sister Wealthy Harvey and husband Earl, grandchildren Erica, Angelica, Bethany, Ronnie, Avery, Megan, Cameron, and Kylie.  Also, great grandchildren Autumn, Gabriel, Oliver and Ryan. 

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 1st at 1pm at Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Litchfield with Pastor James Wiley officiating.

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

Jesse F. Jellison Sr

jesse srFarmingdale-Jesse F. Jellison, Sr., passed May 8, 2019 while in the care of Hospice at Veterans Administration Togus. Jesse was born 7/11/1941 in Farmingdale. A special thank you to Jennifer Collins, an aide at Togus who took care of Jesse during his visits and who continued to check on Jesse during his stay at the Hospice Unit.

Jesse was a lover of old cars, trucks and tractor trailers. He collected pictures and models of old vehicles throughout his life. He also purchased a number of old cars and trucks throughout his life. One of his favorites was a one ton 59 International.

Jesse was a Veteran from the U.S. Army. He served in Alaska before it was a state, as a transportation specialist. Jesse had the opportunity to drive Bob Hope and his entourage around during a USO tour while serving in the Army in Alaska.

Jesse worked at many different jobs during his career - starting as a shoe shop worker; then at Hubbard's Restaurant; Berry's plowing snow; an over the road truck driver for Maine Millen, Maine Tank, Maine Banana, Lipman's Poultry, Rufus Rich Trucking, Pat Cyr Trucking, E.J. Prescott, Decoster Egg Farm; finishing his career as a dump cart driver with Warren Construction, O.D. Lee, and Monroe Construction.

Jesse enjoyed watching Fox news, arguing with the anchors as they stories unfolded. To say he had a passion for news and politics as well as a definite opinion was putting it lightly. His love for the above stemmed from his passion for learning about history - World War II in particular.

Jesse was predeceased by his parents, Carrie Verrill and Henry Jellison. He was also predeceased by 7 brothers, Winfield Millett, Maurice Millett, Jr., Kenneth Millett, Fred Jellison, George Jellison, Herman Jellison, William Jellison. Jesse was also predeceased by two of his three sons, Scott Jellison and Herman Jellison.

Jesse is survived by four children; Jesse F. Jellison, Jr (Owner of Jellison Fuel and Heating), Chelsea; Elana Jellison and her husband Gary Hoar, Whitefield; Kristina Jellison, Dixfield; and Rebecca Jellison, Chelsea.

A graveside service will take place at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in West Gardiner on Tuesday, July 30th at 5pm.

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

Karen L. Pickett

RICHMOND - Karen Leona Pickett, age 70, of Chita Lane in Richmond, passed away unexpectedly Saturday May 4, 2019 at her residence.

Karen was custodian at Dresden Elementary School. She also volunteered at the school working on classroom projects and reading to the children. She was loved and appreciated by all.                                      

Karen was born May 17, 1948 in Manchester, CT to William Franklin Sherman and Evelyn Leona La Chance Sherman, who preceded her in death. She is survived by 3 sisters, JoAnn E. Webber of Pawleys Island, SC; Suzanne M. Bell of Plantersville, TX; and Dana M. Sherman of Augusta, ME.

There was a private ceremony at her home with close friends and her sisters. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Umberhine Library directed to children's programming, 86 Main Street, Richmond, ME 04357.


Casey James Main

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The Main family announces with great sadness the loss of Casey Main, age 36 of Wiscasset.

He died on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

Casey was born on July 26, 1982 in Damariscotta to James and Judith (Cederlund) Main ( and his big brother Chris).

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Miles T. Brookes

Miles BrookesWaterville-Miles Taylor Brookes, 87, died on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at
Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

He was born on March 3, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of
Miles and Mae Brookes.

Miles proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the
Korean War as a hospital corpsman.

Miles as also a priest for many years at the Holy Archangels Orthodox
Church in Waterville.

He was a member of Post 5 American Legion in Waterville, 50 year Civil
Air Patrol member, Ham operator W1NIA, and an avid animal lover.

Miles was predeceased by his parents, son HM2 Mark S. Brookes USN and a sister
Florence. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Susan Brookes of
Waterville, sons Miles M. Brookes of Hinckley, David A. Brookes of Ohio,
daughter Heather Brookes of Ohio, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren
and special friend Joseph Amoral.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, May 6th at 10am at St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church, Church St. Richmond. A funeral service will follow at 11am at the church. Burial will take place at the Hillside Cemetery, Gorham following the service.

In his memory donations may be made to a the church of one's religious
faith.

Phyllis Choate

PhyllisRichmond-Phyllis "Penny" Choate, 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the    

 Augusta Center of Health and Rehabilitation.

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William "Bill" Chapman

William Chapman picBIDDEFORD – William “Bill” Chapman was born on June 29, 1963, and after 55 years of living life to its fullest, passed away on April 18th 2019 after a long illness.

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Verona L. Hammer

Verona Hammer Obit PicBRUNSWICK - Verona Laydon Hammer, age 91, of Brunswick, ME, died on April 14, 2019 at her home.  She was born on June 27, 1927 to Edwin T Laydon and Marion Hamling in Meriden, CT

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Ralph C. Wright III

Ralph Wright picWOOLWICH - Ralph C. Wright, III of Woolwich and Springfield passed away on April 17, 2019, after a long courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends.

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