Obituaries

Diane J. Philbrick

Brunswick- Diane J. Philbrick passed on Feb 15th, 2020 after a long illness, surrounded by her family and friends.

Diane is survived by her daughter Jessica Kater of Colorado, son Jeremy Danley of New Hampshire, and grandson Owen Danley, also of New Hampshire.

She was also survived by her sister Debbie Lee of Maryland, brother David Philbrick of Richmond, ad her aunt and uncle of Farmingdale.

Diane was predeceased by both parents and her beloved cat Charli.

A private service was held by the family.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com 

Arlene Weik Fabbri

FabbripicRichmond - Arlene Weik Fabbri passed away on 29 January 2020 in Brunswick, Maine after a brief illness. She is survived by her daughter Patrina Curtis (and husband Kevin) of Richmond, Maine, grandson Patrick Curtis & great-grandson Kirby Curtis of Anchorage, Alaska, and granddaughter Sarah Curtis of Durant, Oklahoma.

Born in Litchfield, Connecticut on 2 June 1928, Arlene was the oldest of three children of Andrew Jacob and Florence (Bunnell) Weik. Her brother Kirby and sister Sally predeceased her. She survived both her first husband, Ronald Fabbri of California and her second husband, Thomas Sutton of Williamsburg.

Arlene’s path through life took her to homes in Connecticut, Virginia, Libya and Alaska, and back to New England where she resided in Richmond, Maine for the last ten years. But Williamsburg, Virginia captured her heart. In 1965 she began a more than thirty-five-year career at Colonial Williamsburg working as an Exhibition Buildings Hostess, an Interpreter in the Department of School and Group Services, and a Staff member at the Abby Aldrich Folk Art and Dewitt Wallace Galleries.  Among many aspects of her varied career, Arlene delighted in learning about women’s history and enjoyed sharing that knowledge in her tours of the Historic Area with Colonial Williamsburg’s visitors.

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Mark T. White

Woolwich - Mark T. White, 58, of Woolwich, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 from complications following his battle with leukemia.

Mark loved all things to do with cars and motors. He was a very talented mechanic and could fix most anything. Before his illness, he worked as an automotive technician at Bill's Garage in West Bath.

Mark was predeceased by his parents William D. White and Nancy E. (Adams) White.

Mark is survived by his wife, Jo Warner-White of Woolwich; his brother Paul White and his wife Candy of Dresden; his brother Patrick White and his wife Betty of Pavilion, N.Y.; his brother Michael White of Bath a sister, Mary Beth Smith and her husband, Gordon of Brunswick; a sister-in-law, Laura Comeau and several nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial visitation on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5pm to 6:30pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond.  Following the visitation will be a memorial service at 6:30pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Mark's honor at The Midcoast Humane Society, The American Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St, Richmond, ME  04357

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Robert E. Delano

WiscasspicDELANO Robertet- Robert E. Delano, 84, of Wiscasset died on January 18, 2020 at Mid Coast Hospital from natural causes.

He was born January 29, 1935 in Boothbay, the son of Arthur Russell and Florence Madelyn Delano.

Robert lived and worked digging worms, and at Hunt Brothers Lumber in the sawmill in Wiscasset.  Later, he worked at Marriner Lumber in Brunswick, where he retired.

He was married twice and was the father of Robert Delano, Jr., and Barbara Delano.

Bob was predeceased by his parents, brothers Kenneth, George, Jeffrey, and Arthur, Jr., and sisters Marjorie Sproul, Margaret (Peggy) Creamer, and Martha Delano.

He is survived by brothers Lloyd Delano and companion Toni, Richard Delano and wife Karen, Dana Delano and wife Bonnie, Wendell Delano, Dean Delano, and wife Nora, sisters Linda Delano, Nancy Morton and husband (Bart) Milan, (Polly) Ruth Webber, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bob loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, mowing, and tinkering with cars.

There will be no formal services.

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

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Daniele M. Haines

                                    Daniele Marie Haines

HainesBOWDOIN-Daniele Haines, 43, of Bowdoin, passed away at CMMC Hospital, January 24, 2020 unexpectedly after a short illness with her wife Nicole Haines and family by her side.

Daniele was born April 20, 1976 in Winchester MA, to Janet Carver and the late Gary Roy.

Daniele graduated from at Shawsheen Technical School in Billerica where she worked various jobs until meeting Victor Ripa and becoming a mother of two.  She was a stay at home mom.  Daniele and Victor shared a loving family until his untimely death in 2014.

Daniele enjoyed being a mother and loved her children.  She was an avid fan of Winston Cup Racing with Kyle Busch being her number one.  Daniele loved all sports especially watching the New England Patriots.

Daniele and Nikki were married in August of 2019 and Daniele was happier than she had ever been.  They had recently moved to Bowdoin, Maine where Daniele could share her love of animals as well.

Daniele is survived by her wife Nikki Haines and two children Victor Ripa Jr., of Bowdoin, Madison Roy of Salem, NH., sister Desiree Roy and boyfriend Jim Fortier of Lowell, MA., sisters, Ashley Abbis and her husband Steven Abbis of Salem, NH., Katherine Roy and boyfriend John Cote of Haverhill, MA., brother Andrew Roy of Salem, NH., and stepmother Janet Antonuccio of Salem NH.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Jan 31 from 6-8 pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street Richmond.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday February 1st at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

A celebration of life will also be held in at the Billerica Elks, 14 Webb Brook Rd in Mass, February 8th from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Memorial condolences may be expressed at Kincer Funeral Home Website.

Memorial donations in Daniele Haines may be made to the Salvation Army.

Special thank you to the staff of CMMC with an extra special thank you Pam, Kim K and Kim B for their outstanding care and support to Daniele and all of us.

Lawrence A. Dearborn Sr.

DearbornPittston-Lawrence A. Dearborn Sr., (Formerly of Richmond, Me) passed away January 22, 2020 from Alzheimer's, Dementia and Parkinson's with his wife Rita and family by his side.

Larry was born Nov 6, 1934 in Richmond, Maine, the son of Arthur and Viva (McKenny) Dearborn. He graduated from Richmond Schools and enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantry Soldier in 1953, where he proudly served his country, for as he would like to say, "20 years, 3 months and 21 days".  During his military career, Larry served at numerous duty stations in the US., while in the Army, as well as bases overseas.  He also served one tour in Korea in the DMZ and two tours in VietNam. 

Larry is probably remembered by many as the most patriotic person they knew, driving an American Flag painted Limo in support of active duty, retired and deceased veterans. He made it his life’s goal to make sure every veteran, alive or deceased, was treated with respect and honor.

Larry was Commander of American Legion Post 132 in Richmond for two terms, Commander of the State of Maine American Legion for one term, as well as Historian for the State American Legion several times. Larry belonged to 28 different veteran affiliated organizations, volunteered at the Maine Veteran's Home and was most proud to be an active member of the Maine Patriot Guard Riders, where he felt like he was part of another family. 

Larry was predeceased by his parents, former wife Gisela, an infant daughter Christine, sister Thelma Prout and her husband Joe, sister in law Rachel Dearborn and mother in law Marjorie A. Muse.

Larry is survived by his loving wife Rita of Pittston, son Lawrence Jr., and wife Danette of Camano Island Washington, daughter Rose Beckwith and husband David of Richmond, son Charlie and his wife Kathy of Richmond, Son Tom and Lissa Madore of Woolwich, son Mark and wife Heather of Burleson, Texas, daughter Ann Dearborn of Woolwich, stepdaughter Erica Barbioni and fiancée Rob of New York.   Larry is also survived by a sister Christine Dearborn of Richmond, brother Roland Dearborn and wife Else of Florida, Gregory Dearborn of Kentucky, sisters-in-law Mary Ann Blaser of NH, Robin Arsenault and husband Dean of Massachusetts, Bernadette Beeney and husband Richard of Maine, brothers-in-law Richard DiSisto of NH, Joseph DiSisto of NH, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces & nephews. 

Larry's wife would like to thank the following for all their help and support: Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice, Bill & Lynne Stephens of Pittston, and Jennifer Laflin of Gorham.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, January 25th from 11am to 1pm with a funeral service to follow at the funeral home.

A burial with full military honors will take place on Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm at Maine Veteran's Cemetery Civic Center Dr., Augusta, Maine 04330

Carol A. Carver

RICarverCHMOND - Carol Ann (Emmons) Carver, 73, of Kimball Street, passed away January 12, 2020 at the home of her daughter, Brenda in Litchfield along with her other two children Gayla and Paul by her side.

She was born October 2,1946, in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of William E. and Lillian (Freeman) Emmons of Richmond.      

Carol attended Richmond schools. In 1971, she married Weston P. Carver Jr.

Carol had a variety of jobs over the years. She worked at Merrymeeting Gardens, Etonic Shoe Shop, Clarostat, Popp's Farm and 3 North Pleasant as an Aide.

She enjoyed playing Bingo, camping, playing cards and her time working with the elderly. She also enjoyed working on her many craft projects and puzzles. Carol always looked forward to August when the family gathering would take place in Smithfield.
She also enjoyed going out to eat with her friends and especially her lifetime best friend/sister-in-Iaw Sharon Carver.

Carol was predeceased by her husband, Weston, in 2010; her infant son, Weston Edward Emmons; her parents and a brother, William Edward Emmons Jr.

Survivors include her children, Gayla and husband Jessie Chandler of Richmond, Brenda Emmons and her companion, Arthur, of Litchfield, and son Paul Carver and wife Susan of Richmond; four brothers, Ronald Emmons Sr., and wife Martha of Richmond, Gary Emmons Sr., and wife Sandra of Richmond, Robert Emmons Sr., of Augusta and Richard Emmons Sr., and wife Sally of Abbot; Three step children, Weston, Crystal and Sue; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 11 step grandchildren, eleven step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with many great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank her beloved sister-in-law, Sandy for all her help, Dr. Linda Hermans for all her years of care and CHANS Hospice.

 A celebration of life will take place, Sunday, January 26th from 1pm to 4pm at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s  Club 2261 Hallowell Rd. Litchfield.

Carol and her husband, Weston, will be buried at the Cotton Cemetery in the spring.

Warren Brewster

Richmond- Warren D. Brewster, 87, arrived at his rest in Jesus on January 14, 2020, after a brief illness, and a life well lived.

Warren Douglas Brewster was born in Portland, ME, to Harry and Wilda Brewster on July 20,
1932. The youngest of four boys, Warren spent his childhood in Portland where he became a
Boy Scout and an excellent swimmer. He attended Deering High School, where he lettered in
tennis.  As an upperclassman, Warren attended South Lancaster Academy in Lancaster, MA,
where he would meet his future wife, Joan Patten. They married on July 13, 1952.

Warren earned his degree as a Registered Nurse from the Atlantic Union College School of
Nursing in Lancaster, MA and New England Sanitarium. He enjoyed a successful career as a
Nurse and Medical Technician at Stoneham Memorial Hospital.

A true renaissance man, and a man of incredible intelligence and integrity, Warren enjoyed
playing tennis, reading, studying history (especially of the World Wars), playing the guitar
(teaching himself classical guitar) and clarinet, camping, walking, watching old movies, studying
maps, wordsmithing, telling jokes, and best of all, spending time with his darling wife, children,
and grandchildren. Warren loved life, his family, and above all, his God.

Warren is survived by his beloved wife, Joan Brewster of Richmond; his children, Douglas Brewster of Ohio, Carol Brewster and her husband David Waterman of Maine, Janet Brewster-Montoya of
Massachusetts, and Ronald Brewster of Maine; his grandchildren Deborah Murray of
Massachusetts, Rachel Hanscom of Maine, Vanessa Murray and her husband Richard Cabral of
Massachusetts, Kevin Murray of Massachusetts, Ashley Brewster of Ohio, and Emily Nelsen and
her husband Ben Nelsen of Ohio.

He is predeceased by his parents, Wilda and Harry, and his three older brothers, Harry, Eugene,
and Gerald.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Warren's name can be made to ADRA, Signs of the Times, Voice
of Prophecy, or the Pine Tree Academy Music Program.

Warren will be profoundly missed by his loved ones, who look forward to seeing him again
when Jesus returns. "Ketchya later".

 A graveside service will take place in the spring at the Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond.

 

Ernest A. Martin Sr

MartinPittston- Ernest (Ernie) A. Martin Sr., 84, of the Mast Rd., passed away with family at his bedside, on January 8, 2020.

He was born on December 13, 1935 in New Gloucester the son of Ernest Yeaton and Mary Martin.

He graduated from Gardiner High School in 1954.

Ernie worked many jobs in his lifetime, most notably, as the Facility Engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation, Augusta, Maine for 19 years before retiring in 1997. He was also the Town of Pittston’s Code Enforcement Officer for 46 years retiring in 2019. He was a licensed Master Plumber, Master Electrician and Boiler Engineer in the State of Maine. 

Ernie was a lifetime member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Augusta, he achieved the 33rd Degree in 1999, the highest honor of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, a member of the Good Sam’s Club, the East Pittston United Methodist Church and a 52 year Mason of Dresden Lodge #103 A.F. & A.M.

Ernie was predeceased by his wife of 64 years Beverly Martin and his foster parents, Millard & Florence Hunt of East Pittston.  Ernest is survived by his daughter Brenda Moody and husband Horace of East Pittston, his daughter Debbie Martin of Nokomis, Florida, his son Ernest Martin Jr. and wife Sharon of East Pittston and Step Brother Ernest Rice of Belgrade, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Following retirement, Ernest enjoyed gardening, camping, working on several projects for himself and his family, canoeing, the agricultural fairs, and wintering in Zephyrhills, Florida.  Ernest was passionate about his work and he was very well respected by all who knew him.  Ernest was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and was adored by each member of his family.  He gave countless hours and much knowledge to the Town of Pittston.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Beacon Hospice, Augusta, Maine for the care, kindness and support to Ernie and his family.

A graveside committal service and gathering to celebrate his life will take place in the spring.

In Ernie’s memory, donations may be made to the Valley of Augusta Scottish Rite Scholarship Program, attention Robert Smith, P.O. Box 324, East Wilton, Maine 04234.

John Rogachoff

gramps Dresden-John Rogachoff, 95, of the Gardiner Rd., died on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at a local assisted living facility.

He was born on November 24, 1924 in Romania.  John was part of a large family, consisting of 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

Until the day he died John always enjoyed his family and friends.  He especially enjoyed fishing, cooking, telling stories and have a toast with his buddies.  His favorite toast was "I'll see you under the table".

John worked at and retired from Healthtex in Brunswick as a machinist after 30 years.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, January 18th at 1pm at Bob's Auto 172 Alexander Reed Rd., Richmond, Me 04357. Burial will take place in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery, Dresden.

Cleo K. Chancellor

Cleo K. Chancellor

Richmond-Cleo K. Chancellor, 75, passed away on December 22, 2019 after a long term medical condition.

She is survived by her brother Gilman Hinkley and wife Maxine of Richmond,
sisters Emelene Fickette and husband Charles of Farmingdale, Marita Miller of Boothbay, Dolores Emmons of Topsham, sons Dallas W Staples Jr., and Dean Staples, both of Richmond, sister in law Hazel Hinkley of Bowdoinham, plus several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Cleo was predeceased by her son Winthrop C. Staples of Fayette.

A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday, April 11th 2020, from 11am to 3pm at the Enterprise Grange, Richmond.

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

Susan M. Brookes


BrookesWaterville-Susan M. Brookes, 83, died on January 2, 2020 at Lakewood Nursing Home, Waterville.

She was born on May 4, 1936 in Newton, Massachusetts the daughter of Lawrence and Grace McGuffin.

Susan graduated from Bigelow High School in Newton, Massachusetts.  She later went on to get her bachelors degree from the University of Maine, where she met and married her husband of 60 years Miles T. Brookes.  Susan also taught physical education at Winslow High School while coaching basketball and field hockey.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing bingo and skipbo. Susan was also a member of the Eastern Star.  She particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Susan was predeceased by her parents, son Mark Spencer Brookes HM2 US Navy, sisters Marianne Lloyd, Jeannie Willis and nephew Jackson Lloyd.   She is survived by her sons Miles (Mack) Brookes of Gardiner, David Brookes of Ohio, daughter Heather Brookes of Ohio, grandchildren Mark Brookes and wife Amy of Farmingdale, Miles Christopher Brookes and wife Heather of Alaska, Matthew Brookes and wife Jamie of Lisbon, Guinevere Hartley of Japan, Gabrielle Gowell of Ohio, Jonathan Gowell of Texas and Seamus Brookes of Ohio. Great grandchildren Mason Brookes, Emma Knight, Elsie and Eagan Brookes, Theodore and Benjamin Brookes, Jordan and Charlotte Brookes, Leah and Lydia.

A Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 10th at 11am at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in the spring at Hillside Cemetery, Gorham.

The family would like to the staff at Lakewood Nursing Home for all her great care.
In Susan's memory donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation 8301 Professional Place West, Suite 230 Landover, MD 20785-2356
 

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

Nancy Cote

CoteNANCY “RUSTY” HORNING COTE
7/17/56-12/21/2019

Dresden-Rusty Cote, beloved and devoted wife of Richard Ryan Cote, succumbed to a rare, painful neurological disease caused by cancer.

She was born and raised in the South and later schooled in Maine.

Rusty was was easy to love, hard to break and impossible to forget. She had Southern charm, Yankee practicality and had a deft touch with her staff and co-workers.

She was married to Ryan for nearly 45 years, he claimed she was the finest assembly of stardust he’d ever come across. They share a wonderful daughter, Jill, and adoring grandchildren.

Rusty retired as Computer Help Desk Manager from Computer Science Corporation and focused on her River Health & Fitness Ctr., part of her and Ryan’s businesses.

Effortlessly beautiful, guileless and open spirited, Rusty is mourned by 100’s of friends who will miss her incredible warmth, comforting smile and selfless spirit. Her days will be measured in hearts won rather than years.

Celebration of her life will be held at the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church, Saturday, January 4th at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nancy Cote’s River Foundation, 38 Perry Drive Dresden Maine!

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