Farmingdale-Jesse F. Jellison, Sr., passed May 8, 2019 while in the care of Hospice at Veterans Administration Togus. Jesse was born 7/11/1941 in Farmingdale. A special thank you to Jennifer Collins, an aide at Togus who took care of Jesse during his visits and who continued to check on Jesse during his stay at the Hospice Unit.
Jesse was a lover of old cars, trucks and tractor trailers. He collected pictures and models of old vehicles throughout his life. He also purchased a number of old cars and trucks throughout his life. One of his favorites was a one ton 59 International.
Jesse was a Veteran from the U.S. Army. He served in Alaska before it was a state, as a transportation specialist. Jesse had the opportunity to drive Bob Hope and his entourage around during a USO tour while serving in the Army in Alaska.
Jesse worked at many different jobs during his career - starting as a shoe shop worker; then at Hubbard's Restaurant; Berry's plowing snow; an over the road truck driver for Maine Millen, Maine Tank, Maine Banana, Lipman's Poultry, Rufus Rich Trucking, Pat Cyr Trucking, E.J. Prescott, Decoster Egg Farm; finishing his career as a dump cart driver with Warren Construction, O.D. Lee, and Monroe Construction.
Jesse enjoyed watching Fox news, arguing with the anchors as they stories unfolded. To say he had a passion for news and politics as well as a definite opinion was putting it lightly. His love for the above stemmed from his passion for learning about history - World War II in particular.
Jesse was predeceased by his parents, Carrie Verrill and Henry Jellison. He was also predeceased by 7 brothers, Winfield Millett, Maurice Millett, Jr., Kenneth Millett, Fred Jellison, George Jellison, Herman Jellison, William Jellison. Jesse was also predeceased by two of his three sons, Scott Jellison and Herman Jellison.
Jesse is survived by four children; Jesse F. Jellison, Jr (Owner of Jellison Fuel and Heating), Chelsea; Elana Jellison and her husband Gary Hoar, Whitefield; Kristina Jellison, Dixfield; and Rebecca Jellison, Chelsea.
A graveside service will take place at the Cherry Hill Cemetery in West Gardiner on Tuesday, July 30th at 5pm.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357
RICHMOND - Karen Leona Pickett, age 70, of Chita Lane in Richmond, passed away unexpectedly Saturday May 4, 2019 at her residence.
Karen was custodian at Dresden Elementary School. She also volunteered at the school working on classroom projects and reading to the children. She was loved and appreciated by all.
Karen was born May 17, 1948 in Manchester, CT to William Franklin Sherman and Evelyn Leona La Chance Sherman, who preceded her in death. She is survived by 3 sisters, JoAnn E. Webber of Pawleys Island, SC; Suzanne M. Bell of Plantersville, TX; and Dana M. Sherman of Augusta, ME.
There was a private ceremony at her home with close friends and her sisters. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to Umberhine Library directed to children's programming, 86 Main Street, Richmond, ME 04357.
Waterville-Miles Taylor Brookes, 87, died on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at
Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.
He was born on March 3, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of
Miles and Mae Brookes.
Miles proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the
Korean War as a hospital corpsman.
Miles as also a priest for many years at the Holy Archangels Orthodox
Church in Waterville.
He was a member of Post 5 American Legion in Waterville, 50 year Civil
Air Patrol member, Ham operator W1NIA, and an avid animal lover.
Miles was predeceased by his parents, son HM2 Mark S. Brookes USN and a sister
Florence. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Susan Brookes of
Waterville, sons Miles M. Brookes of Hinckley, David A. Brookes of Ohio,
daughter Heather Brookes of Ohio, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren
and special friend Joseph Amoral.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, May 6th at 10am at St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church, Church St. Richmond. A funeral service will follow at 11am at the church. Burial will take place at the Hillside Cemetery, Gorham following the service.
In his memory donations may be made to a the church of one's religious
Pittston-Ronald I Meserve, 81, died Friday, April 12, 2019, at Maine General in Augusta, ME.
He was born in Richmond, February 23, 1938, the son of Evelyn M. and Irving Meserve.
Ron was employed by United Shoe Machinery in Beverly, Massachusetts
He is survived by his wife Anita A. Meserve of Pittston, their children Ronald L. Meserve of Richmond, Heather A. Meserve of Gardiner, Sister Jeanne Whittier of Boothbay Harbor, nieces Lori Kumberfelt, Nancy Ingham both of Massachusetts and his grandchildren, Kurt Kenny, Cass Meserve, Brandon Brown and Courtney Brown.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 4th 2019, @1pm @ 746 Wiscasset Road, Pittston ME.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New England Rehabilitation Hospital 335 Brighton Ave. Portland, Me 04102
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357
WOOLWICH - Judith Ann Morang, age 74, passed away peacefully at her home in Woolwich on April 10, 2019.
Judy was born on October 24, 1944 in Belfast, Maine to Maurice Arthur Morang and Gertrude L. Ripley, both of Appleton, Maine where she grew up. She went on to graduate from nursing school as a Licensed Practical Nurse and was employed at Bath Memorial Hospital from 1979 until retirement in 1984, where she met her best friend Mary Bryan. Judy provided loving care not only to patients but also to family and friends.