Obituaries

James H. Gallagher

GallagherBowdoinham-James H. Gallagher, 80, of the Carding Machine Rd., died on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born in York, Maine on May 18, 1939 the son of William and Anne Gallagher.

Jim was a very hard worker who never complained.  He Worked for many years at Nash's in Richmond as a mechanic and also at Bond's Orchard in Richmond, making cider, pruning trees and spraying.

He enjoyed his animals.  Jim was a member of the Norther New England Bird Association.

Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years Louise Gallagher, children Richard, Carolyn and Frank, grandchildren Amanda, Karee, Cassandra, 3 great grandchildren Robert, Jahlil and Aaliyah.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, September 11th at 1pm at Cotton Cemetery in Richmond.  A celebration of life will follow at the Richmond American Legion, Carding Machine Rd. Richmond.

James H. Gallagher

GallagherBowdoinham-James H. Gallagher, 80, of the Carding Machine Rd., died on Monday, September 2, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born in York, Maine on May 18, 1939 the son of William and Anne Gallagher.

Jim was a very hard worker who never complained.  He Worked for many years at Nash's in Richmond as a mechanic and also at Bond's Orchard in Richmond, making cider, pruning trees and spraying.

He enjoyed his animals.  Jim was a member of the Norther New England Bird Association.

Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years Louise Gallagher, children Richard, Carolyn and Frank, grandchildren Amanda, Karee, Cassandra, 3 great grandchildren Robert, Jahlil and Aaliyah.

A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, September 11th at 1pm at Cotton Cemetery in Richmond.  A celebration of life will follow at the Richmond American Legion, Carding Machine Rd. Richmond.

Frankie T. Greenleaf

greenleafWestport Island-Frankie T. Greenleaf Jr., died on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Mid Coast Hospital , Brunswick.

He was born on March 25, 1945 in Sanford, Maine the son of Frankie T. Greenleaf Sr., and Beatrice Colby Greenleaf.             Frank graduated Morse High, Bath, Maine 1963.             He later graduated from Andover College with a degree in Computer Science in 1980.


Frank proudly served in the 1st Cav and 82nd Airborne Division of the Army 1965-69. He was a decorated Combat Veteran of the Viet Nam War.

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Leland J. Smith

Lee SmithRichmond-Leland J Smith, 88, passed peacefully on Friday, August 23, 2019 with his family by his side.

He was born in Bebe River NH, on May 17, 1931 the son of Arlene and Hiram Smith.

Lee moved to Richmond when he was nine-years-old and resided there for the rest of his life. He met his wife as a teenager and they just celebrated their 71st anniversary. He was a hard-working and wonderful man with amazing strength. He was always loving, caring and generous. He was well-known for his character and integrity.

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Horace Wilkinson Briggs II

Horace BriggsL.A. California-Horace (Hod) Wilkinson Briggs II, 86, of Los Angeles, California, passed away on August 11, 2019 in Brunswick, Maine. Hod was born in Washington, Connecticut, on February 5, 1933, the third child of Horace W. and Margaret (Worcester) Briggs.

Hod was loved by all who knew him and will be remembered as a devoted husband and father known for his intelligence and authenticity, his kindness, and his wry wit and love of puns. He grew up in Newtonville, Mass. and was educated at The Cambridge School of Weston, then Oberlin College, where he met his wife, Mary Ann, and after a trial year at Yale Divinity School, he switched to Asian studies at Yale, where he received a master’s degree, then went on to earn his doctorate in international relations at the Fletcher School of Tufts University. He taught Asian history at the University of Vermont until teaching positions at Cal State Hayward and then Loyola Marymount took him and his young family to California. Later in his career, he established Briggs Reporting Company, Inc., an electronic court reporting firm.

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Diana J. McIntire

McIntireGreene-Diana J. McIntire passed away on August 7, 2019 at the age of 81.

Diana lived most of her life in Bath but resided and was cared for by her sister, Jackie and family, the last few months of her life. She was born in Dresden, Maine, daughter of Jesse and Jean James on November 26, 1937. Diana attended schools in Dresden and moved to Bath after she married.

While raising her family, Diana worked for the Bath School Department. She moved to New York in 1980 and worked at West Point Military Academy but returned to Maine in 1985 and worked at Bath Iron Works in the engineering department as a technical clerk until retiring in 2003.

Diana was an avid softball player in the 70s and was a star first baseman for Dana’s Ladies in the Women’s Softball League in Brunswick. Despite being the oldest player on the team, she played like she was the youngest with a great glove and a smooth swing.

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Josephine E. Merrill

Richmond-Josephine E. Merrill, 100, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at her home. 

She was born on December 20, 1918 in Dresden, Maine the daughter of Calvin and Ida James.

She was a member of the Richmond, Church of the Nazarene and the local senior group.

Josephine enjoyed spending time with family and friends, taking car trips and making snacks for fellowship times at her church.

Her work history included a local shoe factory, the school hot lunch program and the school superintendent’s office.

Josephine was predeceased by her parents, 7 siblings, and husband Edmund.

She is survived by her sons, Carleton from Auburn, Roger from Richmond, and Timothy from Newburgh; 6 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren.

There will be no visitation hours.  A graveside service will take place on Monday, the 5th of August at 11 a.m. in Cotton Cemetery, Richmond.

Irene F. Christian

ChristianBowdoinham-Irene F. Christian passed away July 7th, 2019 with her two unofficially adopted daughters, Connie Peacock of Dresden and Jacinta Blodgett of Bowdoinham, by her side. 
She was born May 6th, 1936 in Danbury CT., to Victor and Luana Staib. 
After graduating from Newton High School class of 1954, she married Walter A. Cole.  They had four children and later divorced.  In 1963 she married her beloved husband, Roger A. Christian, who predeceased her in 1984.  Irene was also predeceased by a daughter and son.  She is survived by a daughter, son, multiple grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many friends. 
Irene loved to crochet, knit, and craft with plastic canvas; she loved birds, flowers, and going to car shows. 
At her request, there will be no visiting hours.  A service will be held at the Central Maine Veterans' Cemetery, on Civic Center Drive, in the outdoor pavilion, and then she'll be buried next to her husband, Roger. 
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of your choosing.

Lois M. Ames

AmesLisbon Falls-Lois M. Ames, 79, passed away on July 8, 2019 at Marshwood Nursing Home, Lewiston.

She was born on June 2, 1940 in Worcester, Ma the daughter of Vernon and Bridget Harmon.

Lois enjoyed bowling, traveling, playing cards and especially her grand kids.  She was a past member of the Good Time Lanes in Lisbon Falls.

She was predeceased by her parents, brother Joe Harmon, Frank Harmon, Lee Harmon, Larry Harmon and sister Helen Krog.  Lois is survived by her husband of 59 years Walter Ames Sr., of Lisbon Falls, daughter's Vicky and husband Robert of Bowdoinham, Virginia and husband Roger of Lisbon Falls, Terri and husband Michael of Mechanic Falls, son's Rick and wife Darlene of Alaska, Walter Jr., and wife Ann Marie of Chelsea, Timothy and wife Tina of Sabattus, brother's Richard Harmon and wife Mary Joe of Lisbon Falls, Ralph Harmon of Bowdoin, sister Harriet Hudson and husband Stephen of Litchfiled, 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great great grand daughter, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, July 12th from 6 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday, July 13th at 2pm also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the West Bowdoin cemetery.

In Lois' memory donations may be made to the St. Judes Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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

Arthur J. Gaudreau Sr

arthurBowdoinham-Arthur J. Gaudreau, Sr., 73, passed on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at his home.

He was born on October 22, 1945 Portland the son of Edward and Edith (Hoyt) Gaudreau. 
 

Arthur enjoyed sports. He played basketball in high school and softball in a local men's league in his younger years. He was an avid Red Sox fan and NY Giants fan.

Arthur proudly served two years in the Army between 1965 and 1967.  He started working at Bath Iron Works in 1965.  Arthur later completed the apprenticeship program for the electrical department, retiring after 43 years as an electrician at B.I.W.   Arthur was also a member of the Richmond American Legion for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents and sister Jean Gaudreau and his oldest son Arthur J. Gaudreau, Jr.  Arthur is survived by his wife of 53 years Pat Gaudreau, daughters Elizabeth(Steve) Dunn and Athena (David)Mann, son Matthew (Michelle)Gaudreau, Daugther-in-Law Lori Gaudreau, 10 grandchildren Abigail(Ryan) Smith, Spencer Dunn, AJ, Noah, and Benjamin Gaudreau, Richard and Christopher Mann, Mason and Marcus Gaudreau and 1 great grandson, Jonah Smith, 3 Brothers Edward, Robert and David Gaudreau and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, July 13th at 10am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Richmond, Me 04357.  Burial will take place on Wednesday, July 17th at noon at Maine Veterans Cemetery,  Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta, Maine 04330

In Lieu of Flowers, if desired, Richmond Area Food Pantry 15 Spruce St., Richmond, ME 04357 or Mid Coast Humane
30 Range Rd. Brunswick, ME 04011

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

Donna M. Colby

DonnaRichmond-Donna M. Colby, 74, passed away peacefully on June 28, 2019 after a battle with cancer.

She was born on September 21, 1944 in Richmond the daughter of Rowland and Marion Hanson.

In her younger days she worked at Etonic Shoe, Prouts Farm, Claristat and cleaning homes in the local area.

Donna loved to work in her garden, crafts, crosswords, being with family and friends.  Donna will be remembered by the local town residents for always waving or saying hello as they past by her home.

Donna is survived by her daughter Faylene Colby of Richmond, son Thomas Colby of Farmingdale, granddaughter Demi Colby, niece Billie-Jo of Richmond, a great nephew Raymond of Richmond and several cousins.  She was predeceased by her parents, sister's Faye Howard, Bonnie Hanson, Barbara Hanson all of Richmond, Gertrude Hanson of Bowdoin and Richmond, brother's Roland Hanson and Gary Hanson both of Richmond.

She will be buried next to her parents and siblings.  Per Donna's request there will not be any funeral services.

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

Russell P. Kotow

kotow1Bowdoinham - Russell Phillip Kotow, 74, of Dingley Road, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in his home. He was born in Innsbruck, Austria, March 5, 1945, the son of Nicholai and Vera Kotow. He is predeceased by his parents and two sisters Valerie and Eva. He leaves behind his brother Nicholas known to many as Nicki, his three sons Russell Jr., Toby, Jonathan, and one daughter Katie, and five grandchildren. Russell served eight years in the US Army and was in the 82nd Airborne in Korea. His military service also included his highly earned position as marksman on the rifle team, training his platoon skilled precision shooting at targets of longer than usual ranges with sniper rifles. We're going to miss all of Russell's army stories, and fishing and hunting experiences, good and bad. Russell enjoyed freshwater and saltwater fishing, and hunting. 
He was always there to help friends and relatives whatever the problem was as best he could. Russell was known for his kind personality, his sense of humor, and his easy-going outlook on life. But like every other thing in this world, the life we live is only temporary. Russell will be greatly missed by a lot of people. We already miss you dad. There is nothing in life that can prepare us to bear this void. We will always love you and remember dad.
There will be a funeral for Russell at 2:30pm on Wednesday, June 26 at St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church, 15 Church Street, in Richmond, Maine, with burial to follow at Richmond Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at http://www.kincerfuneralhome.com.