Obituaries

June E. Caton

June CatonWiscasset-June E (French) Caton, 84, died on November 17, 2019 at her home.

She was born in Exeter, NH on June 21, 1935 the daughter of Frank and Thelma (Seavey) French. She moved frequently during her childhood years, but settled in Wiscasset in 1952, where she met Charles Caton. They were married on June 21, 1954 while he was on leave from the Navy.


June was a member of the Newcastle/Alna Baptist Church, TOPS Alna, Wiscasset Senior Center, Richmond Golden Oldies Senior Center, lifetime member of American Legion Auxillary; pitcher for Wiscasset Women's softball team for 20 yrs, candlepin bowling league member, MS Walk participant and volunteer for 20 yrs.

She enjoyed: Camping with her husband Charles, dogs Scooter and Sarah, family and friends at Cathedral Pines Campground in Eustis; playing cribbage and other games; spending time with family and friends; avid
Red Sox, Celtics, and Patriots fan; spending time at Ship's Chow Hall in Wiscasset and going to church. 

June had a variety of jobs over the years: apple picking for 21 years at orchards in Wiscasset, Walpole, Damariscotta, and Dresden; worked at local restaurants in Wiscasset, self-employed lawn care, and seasonal work at a local seafood market.

She was predeceased by Charles, her husband of 57 years in 2011; her parents Frank and Thelma French, sisters Arline Davis and Pauline York, brothers Bob Seavey, Donald French, and beloved sister-in-law Virginia Gavett.

June is survived by her daughters: Terrie Banker of Wiscasset, Linda McKeen and husband James of Topsham; Grandchildren: Michael Thompson and
wife Heidi of Rockwood TN, Jason Banker of Augusta, Jamie Wade and husband Rob of Vassalboro, Kacy Gold and husband Clint of Wiscasset; Greatgrandchildren: Hannahmarie Thompson of Rockwood TN. Kassidy, Alana, Robbie, and Declan Wade of Vassalboro, Acacia and Elincia Gold of
Wiscasset; Sister: Mae Santos of New Gloucester; many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

There will be a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wiscasset in
the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newcastle/Alna Baptist Church, 254 Head Tide Rd., Alna, ME 04535

Helen M. Ruby

Helen RubyBowdoin-Helen M. Ruby, 79, died on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick, surrounded by her loving husband and family.

She was born in Brunswick, Maine, June 3, 1940 daughter of Anna A. White and George C. Holt.

Helen enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping with her family and friends. She made many trips to Seboomook Campground on Moosehead Lake. She also enjoyed playing bingo at the Richmond American Legion with many special friends.

She worked in shoe shops throughout the local area. Helen also was a stay at home mom and enjoyed gardening, canning and raising her family.

Helen was predeceased by her parents Anna and George; her step father Robert Lavallee; her brother Robert Lavallee Jr.; loving sister Nancy Holt; and a son Stephan Paul.

She is survived by her husband, John Ruby III; they were married in Topsham on June 2, 1957. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage together. She is also survived by a brother Don Holt, a step brother Peter Lavallee, and a step sister Connie Giles. Helen had many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins as well. Survivors also include five children: Debra and her significant other Ed, Bud and his wife Kim, Brenda and her husband John, Tammy and her husband Chris, Lisa and her significant other Tom. She had seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

At Helen’s request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral service, but there will be a graveside service at a later date. She will be loved and missed by many.

Donations can be made in memory of Helen to: Bowdoin Volunteer Fire Rescue Department Auxiliary at 10 Cornish Drive, Bowdoin, ME 04287.

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

Wallace "Wally" R. Hall

Hall pic 3Wallace “Wally” Richard Hall Jr, 62, of Windsor, ME, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Maine Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1957 to Wallace and Kathleen Hall. Wally was one of 12 children. He attended East Hampton High and went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps. In 1980 Wally moved from Connecticut to Windsor, ME with his father and siblings to manage Lipman Poultry Farms.  He met the love of his life Gail in 1981 and they married in 1985. He had his daughter Danielle in 1987 which he often shared as one of the proudest moments in his life. He was a family man who loved being a husband, a father and most recently a proud Grandfather to his “buddy” Nash.

He worked 25 years as a machine operator at Maine Poly and later as a Transportation Aid for the Department of Transportation.  Wally was known as a hard-working man who enjoyed working with his hands. You would often find him making well-houses, mowing his lawn, cutting and stacking wood or just tinkering on something. If he wasn’t tinkering on something he was riding his motorcycle with his wife, father, daughter and friends often riding to his favorite spot, Pemaquid Point. He loved spending time with “the girls” his beloved dogs Sheba and Kenzy. He enjoyed and appreciated the simply things that life had to offer.

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Patricia M. Ware

imageBath-Patricia M. Ware, 53, born on April 7, 1966, passed away peacefully on November 29, 2019 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, with Patty's friend, Beth Mundy giving comfort after fighting a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer.

She knew of and fought the disease for a year and a half.  Patty faced the fight head on and with dignity and grace. With every obstacle that cancer threw at her, she fought with no complaints and never gave up hope. What gave her the strength to fight for as long and as hard as she did was the love she has for her son, Paul. That love, is what kept her here with us for as long as we had the privilege to have her.

Patty attended and graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham and also from Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Once she graduated from College, she worked on a Liquified Natural Gas Tanker before finding her niche as a Dispacher at Triple AAA Northern New England. While there, she met wonderful people whom with time she considered as a second family.  A family that helped support her and her son through their journey.

Anyone who knew Patty, knew that she loved to fish. She considered herself to be the "Bass Master". When she wasn't dropping a line in the water, she enjoyed cross-stitching, wood-working, kayaking, taking walks on the beach, and playing video games with her son Paul. Anything she was doing with him was her favorite thing to do.

Patty is predeceased by her maternal grandparents Thomas and Mary McCann, paternal grandparents Warren and Pauline Ware and paternal Aunt Carol Stanley.

She is survived by her son Paul Tuttle of Bath, father Roger Ware of Dresden, mother Dianne Taylor of Dresden, brother Michael Ware and his daughter Caitlyn of Augusta, sister Kimberly Ware and her son Dakota of Dresden, aunt Arleen of Massachusetts, cousins Lisa and Tammy Albanese, also of Massachusetts.

The family of Patty wishes to extend their most sincere and heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses of Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute for their care and compassion that was given to all. We also ask in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Patty's name to either the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition or the World Resources Institute.

Per Patty's wishes there will be a graveside service at Bay View Cemetery, in Bowdoinham on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

Helene F. Crouse

CrouseRichmond-Helene Francis Crouse, 73, died peacefully at her home on November 23, 2019.

She was born on September 15, 1946 in Bridgeport, CT the daughter of Edward and Frances Reiling.

Helene enjoyed local community socializing, watching Judge Judy and gardening.

Helene was predeceased by her husband Truman Lawrence Crouse and a grandson Nicholas Branca. She is survived by her two daughters Donna Kapitan and husband Edward of Ct., Margie Cagganello and husband Thomas of Ct., and a grandson John Cataldo and wife Samantha of Ct.

A private funeral service will take place at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta, Me 04330.

Gloria Altena (Cray) Kenney

Kenney

Woolwich- Gloria Altena (Cray) Kenney passed away peacefully on November 25, 2019 at Horizons Living & Rehabilitation Center in Brunswick, ME at the age of 81 years.

Gloria was born on April 6, 1938 in Richmond, to Wesley C & Nettie S (Lilly) Cray. She was the one of six children and always had wonderful stories to tell about each one.

Gloria had many jobs in her 81 years, she worked as a waitress, in factories, crafting greenware ceramics, selling Avon, being the matriarch of a loving family, but her MOST favorite job was owning & operating the former Kenney’s Country Store.

Her store was a place that many folks remember as the place for pizzas, penny candy, burn permits, tagging deer & fur, cold drinks and catching up. She made you feel welcome and was always up for a good laugh.

Gloria supported many groups through the years and created an extensive list of people she called friends. If you had the opportunity to visit with her, she didn’t forget a face or a name. She loved to banter with you, and it was a rare occasion for anyone to get the better of her. She loved to laugh and be of help when she could. During her stay at Horizons she made friends with the other residents and staff. She really enjoyed playing Bingo there. If you happened to visit at Bingo time, you were playing too, like it not!

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Jonathan Wade Severance

Richmond- Jonathan Wade Severance, age 49, died Nov. 19, 2019 at his home.

He is survived by his mother Andrea Gilpatrick and stepfather Wilbur Gilpatrick, sisters Jennifer Severance and Crystal Chamberland, and brothers James Severance Jr., Nathaniel Gilpatrick, and Joseph Gilpatrick. Jonathan is also survived by nieces Angelica Lamoreau, Ruth Cumberland, and Taylor Gilpatrick, nephews Robert lamoreau, Alexander Lamoreau and his wife Alexis, Noah Morgan and Peter Cumberland, two very special great nephews Coby and Robert Lamoreau, one great niece Aleah Godin, as well as many aunts, uncle and cousins.

Jonathan was predeceased by his father James W. Severance Sr., maternal grandparents Muriel and Fostell Taylor, and paternal grandparents Beverly Carr and Earl Severance of West Gardiner.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at Calvary Foursquare Church, Old Brunswick Rd, Gardiner, ME. Following the service, a reception will be held at the church.

Ruth Magdalen Hyde

Hyde picture2Ruth Magdalen Hyde of Bowdoin passed away on November 18, 2019.  She was 89 years old.  She followed her beloved husband, Bob, to heaven after just five months.

Ruth loved her Lord, Bob, and her precious family of 9 children, 21 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Ruthie was a sweetheart who loved to look out for the needs of others, making sure everyone was comfortable and cared for.

As there will be no service, in Ruthie’s memory, keep a thankful heart, and love and encourage those around you.

Marie P. Morris

Litchfield- Marie P. Morris, 92, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Winship Green, in Bath.

Marie was born on April 06, 1927, in Litchfield, the daughter of Clarence N. and Gwenola F. (McGee) Berry.  She graduated from Litchfield Academy in 1945.  In 1946 she married her husband of 50 years, Arthur Morris.  She and Arthur lived most of their married life in Litchfield raising their family.

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Neil James Tobey

TobeyRichmond-Neil James Tobey, 82, passed away on November 2, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born on April 20, 1937 at Augusta General Hospital to Richard James Tobey and Winnifred Laura (Washburn) Tobey.

After graduating from Hallowell High School, Neil honorably served his country for 6 months at Fort Knox Kentucky and for several years in the Army National Guard Reserves. While in high school, Neil started an eighteen year career with the First National Grocery store chain. He soon became one of their youngest managers when he was promoted to oversee the Bangor store. From there Neil continued his career as a successful buyer for Associated Grocers of Maine. After he retired from A.G. of Maine, he owned and operated two small grocery stores in Richmond and Sabattus.

He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #10 of Bangor. Neil was a generous and loving father, grandfather, son and brother.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Nancy Tobey Roy. He is survived by his two daughters Terry Tobey and Julieann Tobey Barrows and their mother Joyce Hubbard Tobey. He is also survived by Julie’s husband Scott Barrows, his granddaughter Stephanie Arnold and her husband Robert and granddaughter Ashley Bianconi and her husband Andrew. Survivors also include brother-in-law Paul Roy, niece Jennifer McDonough and her daughter Heather Brown.

In honor of Neil’s wishes no services are being planned. Neil had a generous heart and he gave regularly to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospitals. If you wish, donations may be made to the hospital in his name.

Our family is extremely grateful for the compassionate care he received from the ICU staff at Mid Coast Hospital.

Andrew G. Sherman

Andrew G. Sherman

Andrew left us much to early at the hands of the unknown.  He was born May
26, 1971 to Gordon and Ruth Sherman.  He was educated in the Richmond
School system and graduated in 1989.  He always disliked organized school
but had a great love for learning.  He took many college courses and read
continuously. He had worked at many places and always needed a job where he
had to use his brain and be in hopes to learn something everyday. His job
before he was injured was with handicapped kids for Spurwink.  He was an
incredible photographer.

He was predeceased by his Dad, Gordon Sherman, grandparents Francis and
Eleanor Sherman, Glenn and Marjorie Brown.  He is survived by his Mom of
Pittston, brother Alton of Dresden, his niece and nephew Aurora and Connor
Sherman of Albion.  He was probably the happiest when he, Aurora and Connor
were doing something or going somewhere.  He is also survived by his
beloved cats Bruce and Chuck.  Many aunts, uncles and cousins.



Notes from four of his great friends:  His homemade hot sauces were both
delicious AND a violation of the Geneva Convention. His knowledge of film
was vast and secretly stolen from a small lab in Belgium. His puns were
known to cause famine in the middle east.  His photos were known to cure
famines in the middle east.  (It was a wash.) Known for making people
think, this eerie ability caused the formulation of a  small planet
somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse.  Always a riot, Always brilliant.
Stolen too soon, survived by the whole rest of the world, which is poorer
in his absence.  "The light has gone out of my life."  Teddy Roosevelt.
Thanks Jeff, Rodney, Ryan and Matti for always being there for him.

At his request there will be no funeral, a celebration of his life will
take place at a later date.

Ronald L. Anair Sr.

picANAIRWales- Ronald L. Anair, Sr., 80, passed away at his home on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Ronald was born in Hanover, NH on April 22, 1939, the son of Leonard A. and Geraldine L. (Rock) Anair. 

He was a proud veteran of the US Army and was a Trucker throughout most of his life.  He used to haul film canisters between movie theaters, as well as freight, equipment and materials for construction.

Ronald was a long-time member of the American Legion, Post 4, in Gardiner, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #618 in Lewiston, as well as an avid member of the Teamsters Union.  He especially enjoyed socializing with his friends, playing horseshoes, and NASCAR.  He wintered in Ocala, Florida

Ronald was predeceased by his parents; brothers Wayne, Barry, and Robert, as well as his sister Beverly Anair.

He is survived by his long-term companion Priscilla Charpentier, children; Tammy Anderson and her husband Mark, Ronald Jr., Christopher, Sandy Longley and her husband Jonathan, Ronald Charpentier, Jr., and his wife Katy, and Alphonse Blouin and his wife Brenda; grandchildren Courtney England and her husband Trevor, Kristen Anderson, Austin Anderson, and Amanda Anair; great granddaughter Skylar England; siblings Charles Anair and his wife Sandra, Linda Anair, and Mary Hart and her husband Philip.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Friday, November 1st from 5pm to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. in Richmond.  There will also be calling hours on Saturday, November 2nd from 10am to 11am with a funeral service to follow.

A reception  to follow will be announced at the service.

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

Jon "Jack" Garland

GarlandLisbon Falls-Jon “Jack” Garland, 81, died on October 16, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. 

He was born on September 24, 1938 the son of Roy B Garland and Florence L Matthews.

Jack was the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Maine Veterans Homes and a life member of the following organizations: DAV, American Legion, Amvets, VFW, Slovak Catholic
Association and Tin Can Sailors.

In his later years, Jack enjoyed working outdoors around his home and telling stories to anyone who would listen. 

Jack proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1969 and served in the Vietnam War.  He later worked 17 years of Civil Service work, Portland Post Office for 4 years,

and BNAS Fuel Farm until retirement in 1989. 

Jack was predeceased by his sisters Elaine Garland of Ellsworth and Lucille Cross of Bridgton. A son Timothy Garland of Oakland. 

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Maureen Garland, daughter Jonica and her husband James Pearson, grandchildren Natalie and Kaleb as well as grandsons Paul, Roy, and Michael Garland. Also, survived by sisters Carol Googins of Westbrook Me, Beth Sigler of Arkansas, Florence “Sister” Gallant of South Portland, Me, and Connie Flannigan of South Carolina.

A celebration of Life Service will take place at the Shepherd of Faith Church 124 Main Street Richmond at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 26th.  A burial will follow at the West Bowdoin Cemetery, Bowdoin with military honors. An intimate gathering of family and close friends of Jack at the home of Maureen Garland. 

The family wishes to give special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Lutostanska and nursing staff of the VA’s Homebased Primary Care and staff of First Light Home Care.

In Lieu of flowers: Disabled American Veterans www.DAV.org PO Box 14301 Cincinnati OH 45250-0301 Phone: 877-647-VETS