Obituaries

Brian Carter

30p1 previewRICHMOND — Brian M. Carter died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. He was born May 27, 1959 in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He was the son of Robert D. Carter and Carolyn F. (Rice) Brewer. He attended school in New York and graduated from Central Maine Community College, with an Associate in Applied Science.

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Kim Billings

Bowdoinham-Kim Florence Billings-Searles, 53, passed away at home March 10, 2016 from complications of ALS.

She was born on May 20, 1962 the daughter of Patricia and Richard Billings. She grew up in Bowdoinham Maine on the Millay Rd and that would be her home until her last days and where her ashes will be placed.

She graduated from Mt. Ararat high school and attended the University of Maine in Augusta.

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Edward Gallant

gallantWOOLWICH — Edward Henry Gallant, 95 years old, born October 9, 1920 died March 3, 2016.

A World War II veteran served as a Marine in the South Pacific. Retired from BIW after 50 years. Long time Morgan horse enthusiast.

Married to Marguerite (Rissy) Gallant for 58 years. Survived by son Michael E. Gallant, grandson James M. Gallant, granddaughter Lindsey L. Gallant and great grandson Oscar J. Gallant.

He will be missed by all that knew him. May he rest in peace!

 

 

Olon Chip Burns III

Olon BurnsLitchfield-Olon (Chip) Burns III, 47, of Litchfield, died on March 5, 2016 at his home.

Chip was born on February 10, 1969 in Skowhegan, Maine to Olon Burns Jr. and Linda Collins

Chip was a family man, he enjoyed camping and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed family gatherings, if there was a baby or child nearby, you could be sure he or she would be attached to him in some way.

Chip was an avid reader and enjoyed painting, drawing and sketching.

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Donald E. Moody

Donald Moody, 49, departed peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Horizons Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick surrounded by his loving family. Donald’s soul has been freed from his earthly confines that he endured his entire life.

Donald was born November 9, 1966 in Dresden, son of Horace “Win” and Hazel (Robbins) Moody and youngest brother to Pudge and Danny. Donald was a very special member of their family and loved by all. Donald’s enjoyment of life came from the many sounds that surrounded him. He will be remembered for his rolling laugh.

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Nancy T. Roy

Nancy RoyRICHMOND – Nancy Tobey Roy, age 80, of Richmond, Maine, died unexpectedly at home on February 29, 2016. She was born November 16, 1935 in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of Richard James Tobey and Winnifred Washburn Tobey.

She graduated from Hallowell High School as Valedictorian of the class of 1954 and from Bates College in Lewiston in 1958, majoring in languages. She completed graduate studies in French and Spanish at the University of Maine, Orono.

Mrs. Roy was employed as a language teacher at Kents Hill High School and Hall-Dale High School for 30 years.

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Angelia B. Despres

Angelia DespresBOWDOINHAM – Angelia B. Despres, 82, of Bowdoinham passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 23, 2016 in Augusta. She was born on April 2, 1933 in Richmond, Maine the daughter of William S. and Emily (Larlee) Nichols.

She was married to Joseph L. Despres. She worked as a cook at a nursing home.

Angelia was predeceased by her parents, William and Emily Nichols; her husband, Joseph L. Despres; sisters, Laura Reynolds, Ruby Zakowski, and Iris Dube; and a brother, Donald Nichols.

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Mary A. Leighton

Mary Leighton1DRESDEN – Mary A. (Oursler) Leighton, 86, of Dresden, Maine, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 21, 2016, surrounded by her loving husband of 53 years and her two sons and daughter-in-law by her side. She was born on March 22, 1929 in Oakland, Maryland, the daughter of Marshall and Florence (Poe) Oursler.

Mary lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland for many years before moving to Maine. She was a fun-loving, spirited woman who loved entertaining and cooking for friends and family, gardening and being active in her church. She was predeceased by her parents, Marshall and Florence Oursler; a sister, Elizabeth Hoover; a daughter, Shelia Hemmig; a grandson, Ian Howard; and a great grandson, Austin Hendricks.

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Faye W. Smith

Faye SmithWISCASSET – Faye W. Smith, 69, of Wiscasset died on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at her home.  She was born on November 5, 1946 in Saco, Maine the daughter of Bernard A. and Lucille L. (Woodward) Backman.

Faye loved the outdoors, and feeding the birds.  Some of her favorite things to do were fishing, and camping at Cathedral Pines in Eustis and Townline on Damariscotta Lake with her husband, Donald, and family.  She also loved reading books, especially historical romances, and being with her grandkids.  Faye also had a special spot in her heart for her dogs: Sam, Shadow and Bella.   They brought great joy to Faye and Don. 

She worked at Shaws in Brunswick and Bath for 15 years serving in many capacities.   She then went on to work for Gardiner Savings Bank in Wiscasset for many years.

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Pauline A. Bodge

Pauline BodgeW. GARDINER – Pauline A. Bodge, 82, of West Gardiner and longtime resident of Richmond, passed away on Sunday February 14, 2016, with her family by her side.  She was born on March 12, 1933 in Campton, NH the daughter of Hiram and Arlene (Wilson) Smith. 

Pauline spent most of her life in Richmond and attended Richmond schools.  On November 10, 1954 she married Robert Bodge Sr and together they settled in Richmond where they raised their six children. 

Pauline was a member of the Richmond Senior Citizen Group, as well as the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church. 

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Emile A. Patenaude

Emile Patenaude

LITCHFIELD- Emile A.Patenaude, age 69 of Litchfield , died unexpectedly at his home on February 9th, 2016.

He was born in Lewiston September 1st, 1946. He was educated in Lisbon Maine. He played every sport and excelled in all. He later joined the Marine Corps on May 31st of 1966, did one and a half tours of Vietnam, was wounded and received a Purple Heart for his patronage. Emile worked many years at Bath Iron works. He greatly enjoyed spending time outdoors. Emile loved playing the guitar, playing pool, archery, hunting, fishing, and flea marketing. A man of good character, with a light-hearted nature, he enjoyed laughing and creating memories with family and took great pride in his grandchildren, often times taking them hunting and fishing. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Carol Patenaude; children, Brian and wife Tonia, John, Kristen and husband Richard, and Karen; sister, Rita; and many grandchildren. He was predeceased by his mother Ida and father Alphie, and his brother Alphie.

A time of visitation will take place on Saturday, February 13th from 4pm to 6pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street in Richmond.  

Gary W. Fogg

Gary FoggFREEPORT – Gary Wayne Fogg, 73, of Freeport died on January 27, 2016 at Freeport Nursing Home. 

He was born on April 16, 1942 in Bath, the son of Amanda Phoebe and Raymond Cecil Fogg.  Gary attended Wiscasset High School.  He grew up in Alna.

Later he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1963.  After his discharge from the Air Force he went on to work at Healthtex and dug worms. 

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Roger L. Gotlibson

Roger Gotlibson

Roger L. Gotlibson, 79 of Woolwich, ME died suddenly on January 23rd at Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born on November 13, 1936 in Colfax, Wisconsin.

A member of the Coastal Carvers and Harpswell Carvers as well as a past member of the Maine Woodcarvers Association. He was also a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the American Legion.

Roger enjoyed his animals, especially his beloved mini horse, Dodger. Spending time outdoors was his passion. Canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. He loved to be at his camp and loved woodcarving. He was a tinker of all trades. But most of all Roger loved being with his family and spending time with friends.

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