Obituaries

Linda Jones

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Linda Jones, age 68, of Richmond, Maine, passed away suddenly after a brief illness on Friday, June 16th.  Linda is survived by her sister, Loretta Moores, of Westbrook, nephew John Moores, his wife, Joelle, and two nieces, Elyse and Brynn Moores. She is also survived by her loving sister-in-law, Sandra Wiley, and brother-in-law, Roger Wiley, of South Casco, and chosen daughter, Helana Brigman of Vinalhaven.

Born May 31, 1949, in Augusta, Maine, to Alice and Armand Fortin, Linda spent much of her childhood hunting and fishing at camps with her family. She graduated from Cony High School in 1967 where she performed as a Majorette Leader for the Cony Majorette Team. After graduating, Linda earned her degree in X-Ray Technology in 1971 from the Maine Institute of Continuing Medical Education, becoming an X-Ray Technician and one of only a few women to work in the field of Nuclear Medicine at this time.

During her thirty-five-year career in medicine, Linda worked as a Nuclear Tech for Pen Bay Hospital, the Veterans Administration (V.A.) at Togus, Millinocket Regional Hospital, and Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Linda became part of Mid Coast’s Cardiology team in 2005 where she worked until her passing. 

At home and at work, Linda’s sense of humor brightened the lives of others, and she will forever be remembered for her generous heart and adventurous spirit. Linda’s cooking skills were famous amongst family and friends, and she was honored with a national book dedication in 2013 (The Fresh Table, LSU Press) and a reprinting of one of her famous recipes.

A memorial service for Linda Jones will be held on July 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, Maine. Friends, family, and those who were impacted by Linda’s wonderful presence are invited to attend.

Sharon Rackliff

Dresden – Sharon Lee Rackliff, 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Dresden on June 17, 2017. She was born in Gardiner, Maine on September 28, 1944 a daughter of Sam and Alice (Haskell) Trussell. 
She was educated in local schools and went on to be a homemaker raising her family. 


Sharon enjoyed gardening, baking, and sewing, which she was known for making her own clothes. She loved all of her many pets throughout her life. Sharon was a devout Christian attending the Grace Bible Church in Gorham where she was especially fond of Pastor Bob White's sermons. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, and the Lions Club. 

Sharon is survived by her children Scott Rackliff, Catherine Buechler and her husband Ken and a special daughter-in-law Sarah Rackliff as well as her grandchildren Cody, Kimberly, Brittany, Courtney and Victoria. She also leaves her siblings; Cheryl Brunell, Linda Parks, Beverly Accord, Mike Trussell and special friends Clarice Taylor and Barbara "Mother"  Shorette.


Sharon was predeceased by her parents Sam Trussell in 2006, Alice Trussell in 2011 and her husband Gerald Rackliff in 1999. 


Services for Sharon will be held at 11:45 am on Friday, July 28 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Maine followed by a celebration of life in Dresden. In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter 27 Atlantic Hwy, Edgecomb, ME 04556 or to a shelter of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Charles Hutchings

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Richmond – Charles W. Hutchings, 76, of Richmond passed away on June 22, 2017, peacefully at his home. He was born in Gardiner on October 7, 1940.

Charlie served 3 years in the US Army with the 1st division 1st Military Police Detachment then served with the 207 MP Co. before being discharged in 1963.

The rest of his career, Charlie was in law enforcement serving first as a patrolman with the Augusta P.D and later worked as a dispatcher for the Maine State Police. Charlie also worked for the Maine Marine Patrol, retiring as a Lieutenant and later worked as a security officer for L.L. Bean.

He leaves his wife Sally, son John and his wife Brenda, step-son Todd Wyman and wife Daphnie, sisters; Judith Purington and husband Ted Sr., Janice Adams and Joyce Saldivar as well as 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Charlie was predeceased by his brothers; Claude and Conrad Hutchings, sister Janet Hanley and by his brother in laws; Richard and Robert Hillingshead and companion Jodi Kupski, sister in laws; Elizabeth Grimard and husband Larry and Ann Hollingshead.

Everyone who knew Charlie knw his love of the great outdoors striper fishing, ice fishing, hunting and gardening. He and Sally had the best gardens which they shared with friends and family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend.

Fly high Charlie, see you on the other side!

At Charlie’s request a private graveside service will be held at a late date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to CHANS Hospice, 45 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, Me 04011. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

Georgetta B. Leffel

Richmond-Georgetta Betty Leffel ( Nanny) died Thurs,  June  22, 2017, at Gardiner Alzheimer Care Center at the age of 90.

She was born Nov.1, 1926 in Upsheer County West Virginia. Betty moved to Columbus Ohio where she met, and married her life-long partner Bobby Leffel.

Betty is survived by son Thomas B Leffel, wife Joyce Ann & grandson, Arie B. Leffel, of Darbyville OH., daughter Patricia A Thompson, husband David, grandchildren Jason D. & Alyson L. and great grandchildren. Gage D. L. Thompson, and David Scott Edwards, all of Richmond Me., brother Ronald, and wife Sharon Bell of Ashland Ky., and sister Janice (Mickey) Depp of Dayton OH., numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and,  great-nephews. As well as special members of family of her heart.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Gardiner Alzheimer’s Care Center.in memory of Betty Leffel, 154 Dresden Ave. Gardiner Maine 04345.

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

Maurice Geroux Jr.

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Maurice Joseph Geroux Jr, 68, of Bowdoin, died on June 17th 2017 at his home. Born May 13th 1949. Son of Ruthie E Martin (Creamer) and Maurice J Geroux.

Joe enjoyed racing, rather it be his number 98, known as "Jolting Joe Geroux" at his favorite race track being Wiscassett Speedway, or on a snowmobile on the trails or the lake. He lived for snowmobiling and camping with his family.He's left many stories and great memories for all that know him to tell, as he was once known as "The Jokester", even fooling some of the people that knew him the best. People enjoyed his company being the fun loving and free spirited man that he was.

He was a Self-employed mechanic most of his life and enjoyed puttering around his home in his later years working on many projects.

Predeceased by his mother and father.

Survived by his Life Partner, Ruth Fitch; his daughter, Pam Geroux and her companion Mick Owen; his son, Maurice J. Geroux III (Joe)
and his wife, Stephanie Geroux; his two sisters, Patty and Ann; and his grand daughters, Devin Webber, Kayla Geroux and Kenzie Geroux.

A Celebration of life to be scheduled for a later date.

Arthur Dunlop Sr.

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Richmond – Arthur G. Dunlop Sr., 77 of Richmond passed away at Freeport nursing & Rehab on June 13, 2017. He was born on February 26, 1940 a son of the late Gordon and Laurie Dunlop.

Arthur worked for over 35 years at Bowdoin College as a Security Officer.  He was a very religious person and a lifetime member of the Brunswick Nazarene Church. One of his biggest joys was spending time with his family and friends.

Arthur is survived by his sons James Dunlop Sr., Arthur Dunlop Jr. many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Arthur was predeceased by his wife Joan Dunlop, and a brother David Dunlop.

A funeral service will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me at 2PM on Saturday, June 17. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home. www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Molly Leonard

MollyRichmond-Molly Ann Leonard, passed away on the 6th of June 2017, at her home.  Molly was born February 20th 1984.

Molly was an outgoing person who always had a smile on her face that was infectious.  Along with her laugh, which made you smile when you saw her.  She loved nature, animals, and especially chickens, which she raised at her home.  Like her mother before her, she loved to cook and feed her friends and family. She had spent a lot of time and took a lot of pride in perfecting her mother’s best recipes.

Molly was predeceased by her mother Linda LeClair.  She is survived by her son Grant Harvey age 3, father Charles Leonard, sister Danielle Ricca, two brothers Noel Newell and Charles Leonard, uncle Danny LeClair, aunt Kelley Goodwin, cousin Danielle LeClair, two grandmothers Anne LeClair and Audey Hayes and her very close friend Joseph Meagher.    

Services will be held graveside on June 24th at 11:00am at Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham. Her “Pot Luck” celebration of life will be held at Kelley and James Goodwin home in Bowdoin directly after the service. 

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

Bruce H. Tribbet

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Richmond- Bruce H. Tribbet, 72, of the Beedle Rd. passed away at home with his wife Sally by his side on Thursday, June 1, 2017 after an extended illness.

He was born on July 7, 1944 the son of Dennis and Marguerite Tribbet.

Bruce enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family and friends.  Bruce worked at Williams Construction for many years as a diesel mechanic.

He was predeceased by his parents.  Bruce is survived by his wife Sally Tribbet of Richmond, his children and their spouses  Shawn and Sue Tribbet of Dresden, Shannon and Kathy Tribbet of Richmond, and Sherry and Scott Rogers of Richmond, siblings and their spouses Barry and Marci Tribbet of Colorado, Bing and Martha Tribbet of Richmond Lauri and Craig Sidelinger of Michigan, Cleo and John Garcia of Washington State, grandchildren Justin, Mindy, Bryan, Nate, Cody, and Nicole, great grandchildren Owen, Lucas and Sammy.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, June 7th at 11am at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.

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

Dawn L. Cousins

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Dawn L. Cousins, 87, of Woolwich, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Midcoast Hospital. She was born in Brunswick, Maine on December 9, 1929 a daughter of Donald L. and Hilda (Jaquith) Avery. 

Raised in Bath and a graduate of Morse High School, Class of 1947, she had been looking forward to their 70th reunion this year.

Dawn was a “Domestic Goddess,” raising her family at their home in  Woolwich. She was a lifetime member of the Pitman-Morrison VFW Ladies Auxiliary and an avid bowler traveling with the Professional Woman’s Bowling Association. Through bowling and with her husband, she was able to travel the country and enjoy all of its beauty, but she was most fond of the family camp at Bay Point.

Dawn is survived by her daughters; Hilda Moss and her husband Thomas of Pittsfield and Wanda Spear and her husband Karl of Woolwich, as well as her 5 grandchildren; Heather Moore, Shawn Phelps and his companion Jennifer Sproul,  Erin Verburgt and her husband Ben, Brett Fortier and Dawn Moss. She also leaves behind her great grandchildren:  Cameron Phelps, Maggie Moore, Hannah Moore, Xander Verburgt, Jaxon Verburgt and a special friend Mary Hicks of Woolwich.

Dawn was predeceased by her parents, her husband Robert Cousins in 2006 and her sister Beatrice Avery in 1946.

As a lifelong animal lover, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:  The Forgotten Felines of Maine, 499 Broadway, #151, Bangor, Maine  04401      A graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME 04357 www.kincerfuneralhome.com


Roberta Mcpheters

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Roberta (Bobbie) Joyce McPheters of Fairfield, Maine passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2017 with family by her side. Bobbie was born in Waterville, Maine on June 10, 1935 to Madeline Dunn. She graduated from Waterville High School. Bobbie worked as a bookkeeper and office manager for a few different companies over the years. After retirement she often told wonderful, detailed stories about her experiences and the people she worked with at North Street Dairy, Sterns Department Store and Bill's Tire Company. She married Mark McPheters in
1955 and they were married 62 years. At recent family weddings they easily won the generation dances. Throughout the years Bobbie was a member of various organizations and volunteered her time for Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, Fairfield Woman's Club, The First Baptist Church in Waterville, and as a Fairfield Town Ballot Clerk. All who knew Bobbie knew that what made her the most happy was working on her endless knitting, sewing, paper crafts projects and reading books. A shopping trip to Yard Goods was her favorite activity. Her little known paintings and charcoal drawings are also treasured by family.

Bobbie is remembered for her generosity, determination, patience, willingness to listen, common sense advice and her wit. She is survived by her husband Mark McPheters, her son Mark McPheters II and his wife Lynn of Richmond, Maine, her daughter Mary Scanlon and her husband Neil of Bethel, Maine. Her sister Mary Merrick and her husband Jimmy of Fairfield. Her beloved nieces, Barbara Guimond and Lenette MacDonald and their families. Her loving grandchildren Kaitlin Hilchey, Benjamin McPheters, Cody-Ann Scanlon and Cassidy Scanlon and great grandchildren Sophie Harbaugh and Jolene McPheters. We are grateful to have had her in our lives and she will be missed deeply. We find comfort in the knowledge that families are forever and that we will be reunited again one day.

 

A private family celebration of Bobbie's life will be held in June. Memorial donations in memory of Bobbie can be made to the Saturday Evening Sandwich Program which provides meals to people in need: First Baptist Church, Attn: Evening Sandwich Program, 1 Park Street, Waterville, ME 04901. 

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

Mary Young

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Bowdoin, ME  Mary L. Young, 97, was called home by God on May 24, 2017 at her home with loving family and friends by her side and a smile on her face.  She saw her husband and son-in-law pass on this same day in 1989 and 2013.

Mary was born on January 20, 1920, at the family homestead in Bowdoin ME, to Harold James Wallace Small and Susan Morse Wright Small.  She is the oldest of nine children.  Imagine the stories you could hear at the round table.

In 1938 she married S. Lewis Young and together they had three children, Shirley Young Harmon, Bradley Young, and Larry Young.  She raised these children alone for an entire year in 1944 with no running water or transportation when Lewis was in the military.  Strong does not begin to describe the woman she was.

Mary worked in the office at the Farnsworth Mill for a short time and at various shop places, but most of her life was dedicated to her family.  She was a member of the Bowdoin Center Baptist Church and was baptized in the Kennebec River in 1968 by Reverend Mason.  She was a member of Sagadahoc Grange, the Bowdoin Historical Society, and was a widow of Village Lodge #26.  She was the President of the Bowdoin Center Cackle Club for 19 years.  Most people would agree that she was the Pie Queen of Bowdoin, often times making up to six pies a day for birthdays or events, all with her homemade crusts.  Pies were her passion and she continued making them until a week before her death. When someone was sick or troubled they could always look forward to chicken soup, shrimp wiggle, or any special dish that was their favorite, and a pie for dessert.

Being alive for almost 100 years means you see a lot.  She lived through most of what kids are taught in history books today, the depression, countless wars, dirt roads, horse-drawn transportation.  Along with all the joy she experienced there was suffering too.  She lost her son Larry in a bicycle accident in 1956 when he was 12 years old.  Her grandson passed in 1969 at eight years old.  Lewis died in 1989 of cancer just after celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and she has lived on her own since.  She has persevered and weathered any and every storm thrown at her and still always had a smile, an encouraging word, or a hug for a person in need.  She would never meddle, just wait for you to come to her.

She never missed a family birthday, memorializing with either a pie or a favorite meal.  She bought and organized 60 gifts for Christmas, most recently organizing a tea party for her young great-great granddaughters who helped her wrap those presents.  I’m sure this is a memory they will never forget.

This past April, at 97 years old, she attended her first Shrine Circus and was beaming when the Ringmaster shined the spotlight on her and introduced her.  She was approached by a Kora Klown asking if she would like to be shot out of the cannon.  “Oh, hehe, I don’t think so today.”

Whether you called her Mother, Mama, Gram, Ma, Mary, Sister, Aunt Mary, or Friend you loved her and she loved each of you back twice as much.  There was always enough love in her heart for anyone who wanted it.  She loved equally and fairly, never choosing favorites.  She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will continue to be for years to come.  Don’t cry because this life is over.  Smile because it happened.

Mary was pre-deceased by her parents, her husband, her son Larry, her son-in-law Vernon Joseph Harmon, her grandson-in-law John Vear, her sister Helen Buttrick and her husband Bruce, her brother Joel Small, and her brothers-in-law Ludger Tremblay and Maurice Owen.  She leaves behind her daughter Shirley Young Harmon, her son Bradley Young and wife Evelyn, her siblings Evelyn Tremblay, Laura Owen, Harold Small, Jr. and wife Ethel, Faye Davis, Alberta Greenleaf, Patricia Elwell and husband Ranleigh, 8 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 25 great-great grandchildren with two more on the way, and family and friends too many to list individually .

The family would like to thank Dr. Burns and Dr. Maher for their exceptional personalized treatment over the years.  And a huge thank you to CHANS Hospice staff and the countless family and friends that helped Gram be able to stay at home through her end of life transition.

Visiting hours will be held at Kincer Funeral Home on Tuesday May 30, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral will be held on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at  1:00 p.m.  Burial will be at the West Bowdoin Cemetery and a  a gathering will follow.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CHANS Hospice Program or Maine Special Olympics.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME www.kincerfuneralhome.com

John F. Carver

Richmond – John F. Carver, 84, of Richmond passed away at Mt. St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Waterville on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born in Richmond, Me on January 8, 1933, a son of the late Weston and Mabel (Hinkley) Carver.

John was educated in local schools and worked for Hallowell Shoe before he went on to the maintenance department at BIW for 45 years. John was also a Richmond Fire fighter and was very proud to have served as Fire Chief for 15 years.

John was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He was also know to putter around the house, always finding something to fix.

John is survived by his beloved wife Marguerite (Anderson) Carver, son; Larry Carter, and his grandchildren Ryan and Troy Carter.  He also leaves his siblings, Dennis Carver, Leighton Carver and Shirley Tourtellotte as well and several nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his parents, and his siblings; Margaret, Weston and Sherwood.

At John’s request there will be no visitation or funeral services. A private burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357 www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Mark M. Robinson Jr.

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Bowdoinham – Mark M Robinson Jr., 84, passed away on March 29, 2017. He was born in Brockton, MA, a son of the late Mark and Marian (Hildreth) Robinson Sr. Mark attended Northeastern University earning a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1955.

He worked at both the Quincy and Sparrows Point Shipyards. During these years he continued his father’s passion for car racing, driving his Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite. He competed at Seneca Falls, Lime Rock, on the ice of the New Meadows River and other venues, often bringing home trophies.

Mark moved to Provincetown MA in the early sixties where he spent the majority of his adult life. In addition to building a successful plumbing business he served on the Fire Department for 20 years, served as a Water Commissioner, and was especially proud of being one of the founders of the Rescue Squad where he served as a paramedic. He moved to Maine in 2000, continuing work as a plumber and enjoying a quieter life.

Mark was an avid windsurfer, only stopping when ice formed on the water. He frequently visited Key West, Fla., once windsurfing around the entire key. He also enjoyed canoeing, bowling, classical music,science fiction, surf casting, bird watching, science, hiking, exploring back roads, the New England Patriots, Obama as President, and pubs.

Mark was predeceased by his parents and his brothers Elliot of Carrolton,Texas and Paul of Norwell, Massachusetts.

Mark is survived by his wife of thirty years Peggy Christian of Bowdoinham, his children Jennifer Robinson of Chicago, Il, Deirdre Paritsky and husband Michael of Brooklyn, NY, Abigail King and husband Steve of Dedham, MA, and Josiah Robinson and wife Jessica of Jersey City, NJ, ex-wife and longtime friend Amy Ellsworth of Bellows Falls, VT, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bowdoinham Rescue Squad or the Provincetown Rescue

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