Obituaries

Lois M. Ames

AmesLisbon Falls-Lois M. Ames, 79, passed away on July 8, 2019 at Marshwood Nursing Home, Lewiston.

She was born on June 2, 1940 in Worcester, Ma the daughter of Vernon and Bridget Harmon.

Lois enjoyed bowling, traveling, playing cards and especially her grand kids.  She was a past member of the Good Time Lanes in Lisbon Falls.

She was predeceased by her parents, brother Joe Harmon, Frank Harmon, Lee Harmon, Larry Harmon and sister Helen Krog.  Lois is survived by her husband of 59 years Walter Ames Sr., of Lisbon Falls, daughter's Vicky and husband Robert of Bowdoinham, Virginia and husband Roger of Lisbon Falls, Terri and husband Michael of Mechanic Falls, son's Rick and wife Darlene of Alaska, Walter Jr., and wife Ann Marie of Chelsea, Timothy and wife Tina of Sabattus, brother's Richard Harmon and wife Mary Joe of Lisbon Falls, Ralph Harmon of Bowdoin, sister Harriet Hudson and husband Stephen of Litchfiled, 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great grand daughter, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, July 12th from 6 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday, July 13th at 2pm also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the West Bowdoin cemetery.

In Lois' memory donations may be made to the St. Judes Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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

Arthur J. Gaudreau Sr

arthurBowdoinham-Arthur J. Gaudreau, Sr., 73, passed on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home.

He was born on October 22, 1945 Portland the son of Edward and Edith (Hoyt) Gaudreau. 
 

Arthur enjoyed sports. He played basketball in high school and softball in a local men's league in his younger years. He was an avid Red Sox fan and NY Giants fan.

Arthur proudly served two years in the Army between 1965 and 1967.  He started working at Bath Iron Works in 1965.  Arthur later completed the apprenticeship program for the electrical department, retiring after 43 years as an electrician at B.I.W.   Arthur was also a member of the Richmond American Legion for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents and sister Jean Gaudreau and his oldest son Arthur J. Gaudreau, Jr.  Arthur is survived by his wife of 53 years Pat Gaudreau, daughters Elizabeth(Steve) Dunn and Athena (David)Mann, son Matthew (Michelle)Gaudreau, Daugther-in-Law Lori Gaudreau, 10 grandchildren Abigail(Ryan) Smith, Spencer Dunn, AJ, Noah, and Benjamin Gaudreau, Richard and Christopher Mann, Mason and Marcus Gaudreau and 1 great grandson, Jonah Smith, 3 Brothers Edward, Robert and David Gaudreau and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, July 13th at 10am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Richmond, Me 04357.  Burial will take place on Wednesday, July 17th at noon at Maine Veterans Cemetery,  Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta, Maine 04330

In Lieu of Flowers, if desired, Richmond Area Food Pantry 15 Spruce St., Richmond, ME 04357 or Mid Coast Humane
30 Range Rd. Brunswick, ME 04011

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

Donna M. Colby

DonnaRichmond-Donna M. Colby, 74, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2019 after a battle with cancer.

She was born on September 21, 1944 in Richmond the daughter of Rowland and Marion Hanson.

In her younger days she worked at Etonic Shoe, Prouts Farm, Claristat and cleaning homes in the local area.

Donna loved to work in her garden, crafts, crosswords, being with family and friends.  Donna will be remembered by the local town residents for always waving or saying hello as they past by her home.

Donna is survived by her daughter Faylene Colby of Richmond, son Thomas Colby of Farmingdale, granddaughter Demi Colby, niece Billie-Jo of Richmond, a great nephew Raymond of Richmond and several cousins.  She was predeceased by her parents, sister's Faye Howard, Bonnie Hanson, Barbara Hanson all of Richmond, Gertrude Hanson of Bowdoin and Richmond, brother's Roland Hanson and Gary Hanson both of Richmond.

She will be buried next to her parents and siblings.  Per Donna's request there will not be any funeral services.

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

Russell P. Kotow

kotow1Bowdoinham - Russell Phillip Kotow, 74, of Dingley Road, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in his home. He was born in Innsbruck, Austria, March 5, 1945, the son of Nicholai and Vera Kotow. He is predeceased by his parents and two sisters Valerie and Eva. He leaves behind his brother Nicholas known to many as Nicki, his three sons Russell Jr., Toby, Jonathan, and one daughter Katie, and five grandchildren. Russell served eight years in the US Army and was in the 82nd Airborne in Korea. His military service also included his highly earned position as marksman on the rifle team, training his platoon skilled precision shooting at targets of longer than usual ranges with sniper rifles. We're going to miss all of Russell's army stories, and fishing and hunting experiences, good and bad. Russell enjoyed freshwater and saltwater fishing, and hunting. 
He was always there to help friends and relatives whatever the problem was as best he could. Russell was known for his kind personality, his sense of humor, and his easy-going outlook on life. But like every other thing in this world, the life we live is only temporary. Russell will be greatly missed by a lot of people. We already miss you dad. There is nothing in life that can prepare us to bear this void. We will always love you and remember dad.
There will be a funeral for Russell at 2:30pm on Wednesday, June 26 at St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church, 15 Church Street, in Richmond, Maine, with burial to follow at Richmond Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at http://www.kincerfuneralhome.com.  

Barbara Sullivan Gray

GrayBARBARA SULLIVAN GRAY, BOWDOINHAM

Bowdoinham-We lost our beautiful Mom and Nana on June 21, 2019 after a period of failing health resulting from cancer and a recent heart attack. She died at the home of her daughter, Suzi, with the help of hospice, her other daughters and her niece. She will be sorely missed by all of us.

Barbara Ann Sullivan Gray was born on April 28, 1930 to parents Maurice and Edith Sullivan in Oakland, ME. Her family moved to Richmond in 1943 and she always considered herself "from Richmond". She was an RN (graduating from Mercy School of Nursing in 1951) and worked in many nursing positions during her career, including Robinson's Nursing Home in Gardiner for 17 years as Director of Nursing. She retired three times, the last being at age 75.

She married Ken Gray of Hallowell in 1951 and they had six children. They lived in Bar Harbor for many years, Stonington, Gardiner and then back to Richmond.

Mom was an environmentalist before her time, recycling and reusing things back in the 60s. She was very thrifty and knew how to stretch a dollar and find the best bargain anywhere. She had a huge interest in nutrition and health, constantly learning and sharing her knowledge with others (in the interest of helping them live longer). It certainly worked for her, living to the age of 89! She loved color and collected things from near and far, all displayed in her apartment.

She had many interests in her life: sewing, knitting, crocheting, painting (all mediums), pottery, wood working, basket making, reading, Sudoku, gardening and traveling.. She sewed herself a new dress for her granddaughter's wedding at age 87. She loved to cook and preserve food by canning, pickling and making jams. She played bridge weekly and attended water aerobics class 3 times a week right up until a few months ago.

She was a kind, wise, personable, helpful, interesting and interested woman. Family was very important to her and she could remember every detail of the lives of her large family. She attended every sporting event of her grandchildren that she could. She had a deep faith and was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Richmond.

She was predeceased by her parents, a brother (Bobby), a sister (Mary LaRochelle), husband (Ken) and a son (David). She is survived by five children: Terry Gray and husband, Rusty Kendrick, of Richmond, Gary Gray and wife, Sandy, of New Jersey; Lori Boyce and partner, Stuart Varisco, of Stonington; Shari Johnson and husband, Tom, of Florida; Suzi Lancaster and husband, Hugh, of Bowdoinham; Brothers: Jim Sullivan and wife, Georgia (SC), Mossie Sullivan and wife, Jane (Hawaii) and Tom Sullivan and wife, Donna (Richmond); Grandchildren: Brent Snowden, Brian Snowden, Justin Boyce, Kyla Boyce, Kyle Lancaster, Ciarra Lancaster; Joshua, Logan, Noah, Brody, Samantha, Evan and Chelsea Gray; Great grandchildren: Emily and Josh Snowden, Kali Snowden, Jackson and Isabella Gray and Sophie Boyce Perkins; and her beloved cats, Oliver and Gracie.

We would like to thank CHANS hospice for their help in her end of life care and Linda Hermans, MD, for her years of care, support and friendship to Mom.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, 28th from 4 to 6pm at Kincer Funeral Home.

A Catholic Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 29th at 11am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Kimball St. Richmond, Me 04357.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Golden Oldies Senior Center or the Richmond Food Pantry.

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

Blanche V. Fitzherbert

Waterville-Blanche V. Gibbs Fitzherbert, 98, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at a nursing facility in Waterville.

She was born on December 7, 1920 in Andover, Maine the daughter of Harold and Viola Gibbs.  Blanche graduated from Andover High School in 1938.

Blanche lived in Andover most of her life.  She later moved to Rumford and worked for Diamond International in West Peru for 26 years, retiring in 1985.  She then moved to Randolph in 2000.  Blanche was a member of the First Congregational Church of Andover.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Delbert Fitzherbert, daughter Sharon Hall and a brother Harold Gibbs.  Blanche is survived by son in law Fred Hall of Dresden, grandson Jonathan Hall and wife Celina of Randolph, nephew Harold Gibbs and wife Stella of Greene, many grand nephews and nieces.

Burial will be at a later date in the Hunt Cemetery, Andover.

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

Clyde A Perkins Jr.

PerkinsDresden-Clyde A. Perkins, Jr., 87, of the Gardiner Rd. Passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 after a long illness.

He was born in Dresden on October 21, 1931 the son of Clyde  and Lela Perkins.

Clyde worked at Bath Iron Works 46 years, retiring in 1997.  He also worked as a marine worm digger for over 50 years.

Clyde enjoyed just plain working; particularly keeping his yard and home in perfect condition.  He never replaced anything he couldn't fix himself.

He was predeceased by his parents, wife Anne Perkins of 57 years, sisters Dorothy Atkinson, Gloria Goud, and a brother Elwood Perkins.  Clyde is survived by daughters Peggy Mower of Dresden, Pamela Perkins of Chelsea, son Wayne Perkins and wife Sherry of Salem Township, brother Keith Perkins of Dresden, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Per Clyde's wishes a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

Special thanks to the Alfond Cancer Care Center; Dr. Polkinghorn, Dr. Nguyn.  Also Bridges Home Services, Julie Pendelton, and Maine General Hospice and the Staff who provided care for Clyde and support to his family.

Donations in Clyde's memory may be made to the Alfond Cancer Care Center, Augusta.

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

Sally W. Coonradt

coonradtBrunswick-Sally W. Coonradt, 83, died June 16, 2019 at Cove's Edge in Damariscotta.

 She was born August 14, 1935 to Charles & Elizabeth Winters of Ogdensburg, NY.

 Sally enjoyed camping and traveling within the U.S.  She had been active in her church, participating in suppers and serving on the vestry.

 Sally was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Charles, Jane Gillespie, John (Rusty), and Daniel Winters. She is survived by her husband of 61 years. Dakin (Bill), a brother: William Winters, children: Chester, Suzanne, Scott, Heidi Vicari, William, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

 A memorial gathering for the family will be held in July.

Robert R. Hyde Sr

Robert HydeBOWDOIN – Robert Rodney Hyde Sr, 90 years old, of Bowdoin passed away on June 14, 2019. Bob loved his Lord. He loved his family, and he loved the great outdoors.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ruth M. Hyde. They were blessed with 9 children, 22 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren.
Per his request, there will be no service. Please go outside, enjoy the beauty, love your family and praise the Lord.

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