Pittston- Ernest (Ernie) A. Martin Sr., 84, of the Mast Rd., passed away with family at his bedside, on January 8, 2020.
He was born on December 13, 1935 in New Gloucester the son of Ernest Yeaton and Mary Martin.
He graduated from Gardiner High School in 1954.
Ernie worked many jobs in his lifetime, most notably, as the Facility Engineer for Digital Equipment Corporation, Augusta, Maine for 19 years before retiring in 1997. He was also the Town of Pittston’s Code Enforcement Officer for 46 years retiring in 2019. He was a licensed Master Plumber, Master Electrician and Boiler Engineer in the State of Maine.
Ernie was a lifetime member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Augusta, he achieved the 33rd Degree in 1999, the highest honor of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, a member of the Good Sam’s Club, the East Pittston United Methodist Church and a 52 year Mason of Dresden Lodge #103 A.F. & A.M.
Ernie was predeceased by his wife of 64 years Beverly Martin and his foster parents, Millard & Florence Hunt of East Pittston. Ernest is survived by his daughter Brenda Moody and husband Horace of East Pittston, his daughter Debbie Martin of Nokomis, Florida, his son Ernest Martin Jr. and wife Sharon of East Pittston and Step Brother Ernest Rice of Belgrade, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Following retirement, Ernest enjoyed gardening, camping, working on several projects for himself and his family, canoeing, the agricultural fairs, and wintering in Zephyrhills, Florida. Ernest was passionate about his work and he was very well respected by all who knew him. Ernest was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and was adored by each member of his family. He gave countless hours and much knowledge to the Town of Pittston.
The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Beacon Hospice, Augusta, Maine for the care, kindness and support to Ernie and his family.
A graveside committal service and gathering to celebrate his life will take place in the spring.
In Ernie’s memory, donations may be made to the Valley of Augusta Scottish Rite Scholarship Program, attention Robert Smith, P.O. Box 324, East Wilton, Maine 04234.
Dresden-John Rogachoff, 95, of the Gardiner Rd., died on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at a local assisted living facility.
He was born on November 24, 1924 in Romania. John was part of a large family, consisting of 6 brothers and 4 sisters.
Until the day he died John always enjoyed his family and friends. He especially enjoyed fishing, cooking, telling stories and have a toast with his buddies. His favorite toast was "I'll see you under the table".
John worked at and retired from Healthtex in Brunswick as a machinist after 30 years.
A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, January 18th at 1pm at Bob's Auto 172 Alexander Reed Rd., Richmond, Me 04357. Burial will take place in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery, Dresden.
Cleo K. Chancellor
Richmond-Cleo K. Chancellor, 75, passed away on December 22, 2019 after a long term medical condition.
She is survived by her brother Gilman Hinkley and wife Maxine of Richmond,
sisters Emelene Fickette and husband Charles of Farmingdale, Marita Miller of Boothbay, Dolores Emmons of Topsham, sons Dallas W Staples Jr., and Dean Staples, both of Richmond, sister in law Hazel Hinkley of Bowdoinham, plus several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Cleo was predeceased by her son Winthrop C. Staples of Fayette.
A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday, April 11th 2020, from 11am to 3pm at the Enterprise Grange, Richmond.
Arrangements are undue the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.
Waterville-Susan M. Brookes, 83, died on January 2, 2020 at Lakewood Nursing Home, Waterville.
She was born on May 4, 1936 in Newton, Massachusetts the daughter of Lawrence and Grace McGuffin.
Susan graduated from Bigelow High School in Newton, Massachusetts. She later went on to get her bachelors degree from the University of Maine, where she met and married her husband of 60 years Miles T. Brookes. Susan also taught physical education at Winslow High School while coaching basketball and field hockey.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing bingo and skipbo. Susan was also a member of the Eastern Star. She particularly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Susan was predeceased by her parents, son Mark Spencer Brookes HM2 US Navy, sisters Marianne Lloyd, Jeannie Willis and nephew Jackson Lloyd. She is survived by her sons Miles (Mack) Brookes of Gardiner, David Brookes of Ohio, daughter Heather Brookes of Ohio, grandchildren Mark Brookes and wife Amy of Farmingdale, Miles Christopher Brookes and wife Heather of Alaska, Matthew Brookes and wife Jamie of Lisbon, Guinevere Hartley of Japan, Gabrielle Gowell of Ohio, Jonathan Gowell of Texas and Seamus Brookes of Ohio. Great grandchildren Mason Brookes, Emma Knight, Elsie and Eagan Brookes, Theodore and Benjamin Brookes, Jordan and Charlotte Brookes, Leah and Lydia.
A Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 10th at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the spring at Hillside Cemetery, Gorham.
The family would like to the staff at Lakewood Nursing Home for all her great care.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357
NANCY “RUSTY” HORNING COTE
Dresden-Rusty Cote, beloved and devoted wife of Richard Ryan Cote, succumbed to a rare, painful neurological disease caused by cancer.
She was born and raised in the South and later schooled in Maine.
Rusty was was easy to love, hard to break and impossible to forget. She had Southern charm, Yankee practicality and had a deft touch with her staff and co-workers.
She was married to Ryan for nearly 45 years, he claimed she was the finest assembly of stardust he’d ever come across. They share a wonderful daughter, Jill, and adoring grandchildren.
Rusty retired as Computer Help Desk Manager from Computer Science Corporation and focused on her River Health & Fitness Ctr., part of her and Ryan’s businesses.
Effortlessly beautiful, guileless and open spirited, Rusty is mourned by 100’s of friends who will miss her incredible warmth, comforting smile and selfless spirit. Her days will be measured in hearts won rather than years.
Celebration of her life will be held at the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church, Saturday, January 4th at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nancy Cote’s River Foundation, 38 Perry Drive Dresden Maine!
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357
Bowdoinham- Elaine Claire Seuss Jameson, 87, passed at her home on December 1, 2019 with her children at her side.
Elaine was born on February 17, 1932 in Clinton, MA, the daughter of George "Jake" and Emma (Kunst) Seuss; the youngest of five siblings.
Elaine graduated from Peter Bent Brigham Hospital School of Nursing, Boston and was a registered nurse of 3 years. She shared many wonderful memories of her younger years with friends and family at the family's camp on Rocky Pond. She met Robert "Bob" Shaw Jameson in Boston and they married September 12, 1953. Robert was in the United States Army as a cartographer, served in the Korean war in Italy before being transferred to Washington D.C. They then moved to Maine and raised four children.
A talented craftswoman, she worked for many years knitting Christmas stockings for Christmas Cove Designs. She also branched out to make her own creations as Elaine In Maine; designing children's sweaters, sold all around the world, including one that made its way to the Japanese Royal family.
Wiscasset-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
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newcastle/Alna Baptist Church, 254 Head Tide Rd., Alna, ME 04535
Bowdoin-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” 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.
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.
Richmond-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.
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!
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.