Obituaries

Barry A. Barter

Richmond-Barry A. Barter, 77, of Main St., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at his home, with  his brother and sister in-law by his side.

He was born in Bath on April 11, 1943 the son of Alton Barter Sr., and Velma (Longley).

He was predeceased by his parents, step father Edwin Lebel and half brother Dennis Lebel.  Barry is survived by his brother Alton Barter and wife Barbara, two nephews Dale and Hal, and their families, two step sisters, two sisters in-law and a brother in-law.

He had lived with Barbara and Alton for over 20 years.  Barry grew up in an extended loving family.  Anyone that knew Barry could not help but love him.

A graveside services will be held at a later date.

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

Akemi Frizzle

picFRIZZLEBowdoinham – Akemi Frizzle, 83, of Bowdoinham passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at her home.

Akemi was born in Kagoshima, Japan on Jan. 06, 1937 to Kizuo and Sano (Sakamoto) Yanagihara.

In 1959 Akemi met her future husband, Gordon Frizzle, while he was stationed in Japan while he in the U.S. Military.  Akemi and Gordon married on Nov. 24, 1961 and the moved to the U.S. in 1962, settling in Bowdoinham, Maine, where they would live and raise their family.

Akemi was an avid gardener and would enjoy spending time tending her flowers.  Akemi’s greatest love was for her family and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

 

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Howard Marvin Kenney

Kenney Howard pic 2Kenney Howard pic 1Howard Marvin Kenney of Woolwich, ME passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 87 years.

He is survived by his beloved children Jean S McGuigan, Joan E Kenney, Howard C Kenney of Woolwich, ME and Phyllis H Kenney of Farmingdale, ME. His grandchildren & great grandchildren Joshua, Leah, Sophie & Joseph Norton of Farmingdale, ME, Kurt Kenney of Richmond, ME, Danielle, Benjamin, Anabelle & Connor Barry of Farmingdale, ME, Sarah, Jason & Liam McGuigan – Aarons of Woolwich, ME, Nicole & Nicholas Noble of Richmond, ME and James Kenney.

Howard was born on June 5, 1932 in Litchfield, ME to Clifton C & Hazel B (Seddon) Kenney. He was the one of ten children. He was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 62 years Gloria A (Cray) Kenney, siblings: Ronald C Kenney, Warren A Kenney & his wives Joanne M and Alice M, Russell A Kenney & his wife Barbara M, Elwin O Kenney and his sister Roxene L Knight and brother in law John T Daly. Surviving siblings are Fred M Kenney & his wife Penny G, Jean Daly, Gerald A Kenney & his wife Vickie J, and Marjorie R Perry & her husband Gary R (Mike). He also enjoyed all of his nephews, nieces and their families.

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Priscilla J Allen

PriscillaDresden-Priscilla Jean Allen, 84, died on April 1, 2020 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

She was born on January 14, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of George and Sarah Allen.

Priscilla worked as a teacher and speech therapist for the Augusta School Department for many years.

Priscilla enjoyed collecting teddy bears, wildlife painting, and wildlife sculptures.

She was predeceased by her parents and a brother George C. Allen Jr.   Priscilla is survived by her nephew George C. Allen III and wife Pauline, great nephew George C. Allen the IV and wife Cathy, and great great nephew George C. Allen V.

Funeral service will be announced at a later date.

 

Joan B. Ladner

LadnerWestbrook - Joan B. Ladner, 82, of Jefferson passed away on March 31, 2020 at Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook, from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Joan was born on December 8th, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts to Ralph M. and Barbara (Shorey) Barter. She attended schools in Newton, MA and was active as a drum majorette before graduating from Newton High School in 1955. 

Joan married Craig Ladner of Newton, MA in 1956 and they celebrated 50 happy years together.  Joan was the proud mother of three active boys who grew up in Maynard, MA through high school.  She was a Den Mother for Cub Scouts and Webelos. She and Craig were active with the Band Boosters at Maynard High and participated in the band exchange programs. 

Joan enjoyed camping with her family over the years and made many lifelong summer friends at the former Wilderness Campground in Norway, ME.  A decision to relocate the family from Maynard to year-round residence in Norway in 1977 was a big adventure for all.  Years later they moved to Kennebunk, ME for Craig’s work, and she and Craig took up camping again at Sherwood Forest in New Harbor, ME.  They loved spending time around the Midcoast and eventually settled in Jefferson, ME for their retirement years.

Joan began work at Boston Edison. Later, she worked as a draftsperson for Ark-les Switch Corp in Watertown, MA, Data Terminal Systems in Maynard, MA and at Chu Associates in Harvard, MA.   Once in Maine she continued to work as a draftsperson, for Cornwall Wood Products in South Paris, ME and then Shively Labs in Bridgton, ME before retiring.

Joan was an avid knitter, quilter and all around crafty type.  The whole family, especially her five granddaughters, fondly remembers her hand-knitted hats, mittens, sweaters, and homemade bed quilts.  In Jefferson, she was active in the local Grange, the Bunker Hill Community Center, the Bunker Hill “Preserve the View” group, a ‘stitch-and-bitch’ crafting group, as well as volunteering for the Strawberry Festival and other events with the Bunker Hill Church Ladies Aid Society.

Joan was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Craig, and her brother Robert.  “Ya mutha” is survived by sons Wayne Ladner, of Richmond, ME, Keith Ladner and his wife, Debra, of Norway, ME, and Dale Ladner and his wife, Kathleen, of Casco, ME; five granddaughters, Becki, Sarah, Michelle, Brittany and Kelcey; great-grandsons Alan, Davin, Edward, Westley and great grand-daughters Jordan and Hannah, nieces, nephews and cousins scattered across the US; and daughter-in-law Yvonne Brunelle, of Charlottesville, VA.

The family is grateful to the in-home support staff at One2One Home Care in Newcastle, and especially to all the folks who cared for her (especially Cindy!) at Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook in her final years.

No funeral services are planned at this time. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or the Bunker Hill Church/ Ladies Aid Society, c/o Mark Johnston, 244 Kerns Hill Rd, Manchester, ME 04351.

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

 

Maurice C Finley

FinleySouth Gardiner-Maurice C. Finley, 79, passed away March 27, 2020 at his home, after a short battle with cancer.

He was born in Belfast, Maine on December 7, 1940 the son of Frank and Cora (Phillips) Finley. 

Maurice was predeceased by his brothers James Finley, Frank Finley Jr. (Teddy), Raymond Finley and a sister Ramona Packard. 

He will be sadly missed by his many friends in the Richmond, Dresden, Gardiner area and particularly his longtime best friend Paul Fowler of South Gardiner. 

Special thanks to Dr. Linda Hermans for her friendship and the care given to Maurice for many years.  Also, the doctors, nurses and others at Maine General Medical Center who cared for him the past few weeks.

At his request, no services will be held.

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

Charles E. Guptill

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1945-2020

Brunswick - Charles E. Guptill, of Brunswick, passed away on Monday March 16,2020 at Mid-Coast Hospital with his beloved wife Michelle by his side.

Charlie was born in 1945 in Brunswick to parents Roy and Charlotte Guptill. He attended local schools and played varsity hockey and tennis for Brunswick High School. After graduating from College in Nebraska, Charlie returned to Maine and worked for a time as an arborist for a tree company.

While his future wife, Michelle was studying Art History and Architecture in Boston, her friend Joni came to stay with her for the weekend. She asked Michelle if she would be willing to go on a "blind date" with a guy named Charlie from Brunswick. They would be double dating with Joni and her boyfriend at the time. The fact that Charlie was 5 ½ years older than Michelle intrigued her and she agreed.

Michelle still remembers the first time she saw Charlie. He was tan from working outdoors, he wore jeans, a button-down collar shirt, a navy-blue sport jacket with gold buttons, loafers worn without socks and Ray Ban Sunglasses. She also noticed he had dimples. They went out that evening and also the next day. After that first date Charlie would often call Michelle and when he would be done with work, he would drive to Boston 2-3 times a week if just to spend one or two hours with her and then drive back to Maine that same evening. The two of them soon became inseparable and eventually married and settled in Brunswick where they raised their 3 children.

Growing up Charlie learned to love and respect nature and the outdoors from his father, Roy. They were very close and often went fishing, bird hunting, hiking, duck hunting, boating, skiing and snowshoeing together. His father was a wonderful role model for Charlie.

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Joanne L. (Sproul) Harriman

harriman pictureRichmond-  Joanne L. (Sproul) Harriman, 81, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at her home from a brief illness.

Joanne was born on October 25, 1938, in Bangor, the daughter of Donald J. and Lucy E. (Gray) Sproul. Joanne grew up in the Bangor area where she attended John Bapst High School.

Joanne worked at Emple’s Knitting Mill in Brewer until it’s closing. Joanne then went on to college where she earned a degree in nursing, specializing in phlebotomy.   At that point, Joanne secured her most rewarding job as a phlebotomist for the Red Cross; working blood drives all over Maine. In later years Joanne worked at Joanne’s Fabric, in Topsham, where she won her first of many “Golden Scissors Awards” for being an outstanding employee in her first month.

Over the years Joanne enjoyed candlepin bowling and was on several teams, she also enjoyed sewing, quilting, and spending time with her family and many friends. Joanne especially enjoyed reminiscing of growing up out on “the Avenue” with her loving family and close cousins.

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Carlos James Henry Mateyko

Mateyko2Carlos James Henry Mateyko was born March 28th, 1957 and passed early in the morning on March 15th, 2020 with family at his side. He was a dedicated son, father, and brother and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his three children, Ryan, Lucas and Julianna Mateyko, his five siblings, Rachelle Tome, George Mateyko, Dolores Mateyko, Julianna Dullum, and Joseph Mateyko, his aunt Ofira Grace (Fifi) Gonzales Merkle, and his twelve nieces and nephews.

James was born to Charles and Rachel (Raquel) Mateyko on the Tachikawa Airforce Base in Japan. He had a great sense of humor and touched many lives through his work and social activities, including those at the American Legion Post #132 in Richmond, ME. He served in the United States Marine Corp. from 1976 to 1980 and reenlisted in the Navy Reserves in 1992. He also served with the Bowdoinham Volunteer Fire Department in his younger years. He enjoyed many activities including; spending time with his children, bingo, NASCAR, and snowmobiling.

A Memorial Visitation will be held at  Kincer Funeral Home,130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME, on Thursday, March 19th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Maine Veterans Cemetery , Mt. Vernon Rd, Augusta  on Friday, March 20 at 2pm. All flowers, donations, and condolences can be sent to Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, ME.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Annelise Rickberg

Brunswick - Annelise Rickberg, 88, of Bath, passed away on Thursday, March, 12, 2020 at Horizons Living and Rehab Center in Brunswick.  

Lise was born on January 7, 1932 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she grew up.  She graduated from the Scandinavian Academy of Fashion Design in Copenhagen, Denmark’s   leading fashion and couture academy, and continued to educate herself as a seamstress.  Lise had an eye for design and a talent for making fashionable clothes, quilts and other sewn household items.  She married Jesper Hoem and had two children.  In the early seventies she married Bengt Rickberg, and they moved to California in 1975.  Around 1986 they moved to Bath, Maine, where they lived until Lise moved to Hill House Assisted Living in 2017.  Lise was a private person, and those who knew her appreciated her friendship.  

She was predeceased by her husband Bengt in May 2011 and is survived by her son Mikkel Hoem and wife Soes, and her daughter Signe Berntsen and husband Michael, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  

Burial will take place in the spring.  Those who wish to honor Lise may make a donation to the Midcoast Humane Society at www.midcoasthumane.org

Violette Stella Murphy

pic Murphy 1Portland- Violette Stella Murphy, 75, of West Bath, passed away on Sunday, March 08, 2020, at Maine Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Violette was born in Biddeford, the daughter of Pauline M. (Perreault) Boisvert.  After graduation, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1964 and was stationed in San Diego California.  There she met her husband John Murphy and they were married on April 24, 1965.  Violette was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1965 expecting her and John’s first child.  For many years she was the Personal Property Transportation Officer for the Brunswick Naval Air Station until she retired in 1999.

Violette was very active in the American Legion and Auxiliary of Emmerson & Lane Post 132 in Richmond. She was a past Commander for the post and also held the position of Adjutant for many years.  At the Forth District level she held the positions of First Vice Commander and Commander. She was also a member of Voiture Locale #308 - 40&8.

Violette enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, and raising animals on a small farm in Bowdoinham. She loved to collect mermaids.  She won many first place prizes from several local fairs for her sewing and crocheted creations. In her family, they have a tradition of naming every member with a Disney character name; hers was Goofy.  The name she most loved to be called was Mémère. She volunteered for the youth groups her children were involved in and dedicated many years of service to both Girl Scouts and the local 4H club.

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David W. Lavigne

picLavigne2Auburn-  David W. Lavigne, 53, passed away unexpectedly from health problems, on Feb., 27, 2020 at his home in Auburn.

David was born in Brunswick, Maine on April 20, 1966, the son of Jenny Libby.  In his youth, David was a Boy Scout.  He also liked woodworking and drawing.

David was a Jack-of-all-trades and worked as a carpenter and painter.  He enjoyed music, and spending time with his family and friends.

David was predeceased by his mother, his brother Earl Dehan, and two cousins; Donna Pottle and Randy Bishop.

He is survived by his sister Cricket Libby Gregorich and her sons Adam and Lucas Gregorich, two brothers; Reggie and Mike Dehan and their families, cousins Squeekie, Pam, Sara, Chelsea and Sharon, as well as many second, third and fourth cousins.

There will be a memorial service for David on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. in Richmond.