Augusta-Sharon E. Newton, 75, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in her sleep Sunday, December 17, 2017.
Sharon was born Gardiner on September 17, 1942 the daughter of Walter L. and Marie V. (Flagg) Greenleaf.
She was raised in West Gardiner, attending and graduating from Gardiner High School.
Sharon worked for many years at Kirschner's in Augusta until the doors closed. She later moved on to Digital working in the shipping and receiving department until her retirement.
She loved singing, sharing her music, entertaining, cooking, outdoors, hiking, kayaking, biking, camping and fishing. She also loved to travel, taking her grandsons bird hunting and granddaughters hiking through the streams in the Jackman area. Sharon particularly loved her grandchildren and great grand babies, always asking about them all. Seeing each one grow always put a smile on her face, she was happy and proud of every single one of them. Sharon was a giving person always wanting to make others happy, she would give her shirt off her back to help the next person. Sharon sure did what she wanted and lived her life to the fullest.
Sharon had a deep faith in God, attending Calvary Four Square Church for 20 years.
Sharon is predeceased by her parents, brothers Dana and John, sisters Nancy, Carole and Cheryl. She is survived by her children Scott Newton and wife Tammy of West Gardiner, Kelly Clark and husband Thomas of Richmond, Thomas Newton and wife Suzanne of West Gardiner, Tammy Hodgkins of Richmond, siblings David and wife Ida Greenleaf of Litchfield, Walter and wife Diane Greenleaf of Vassalboro, Karen and husband Ben Slater of Texas, Sandy Greenleaf Boucher of Florida, 12 grandchildren, 15 great grand babies, several nieces and nephews.
At Sharon's request there will be no services. A graveside services will take place in the spring. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to the Calvary Four Square Church 109 Old Brunswick Rd. Gardiner, Me 04345
" For wherever two or more are gathered in My name, there I am with them" Jesus.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04345.
Augusta-Herbert M. Barry Sr., 80, passed away peacefully on Monday December 4, 2017 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.
He was born on October 19, 1937 in Augusta the son of Herbert and Wilhelmina (Hastings) Barry. After leaving Lee Academy Herbert served his country in the United States Navy. He later joined Local 716 as a welder and pipe fitter, working around the country.
Herb was a member of Village Lodge #26 of Bowdoinham, American Legion Post 132 of Richmond and the First Baptist Church of Gardiner.
He enjoyed racing his car, Nascar and snowmobiling with his family. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Herb liked teaching his children and nephews about guns, how to hunt, fish, gardening, spending time with his dogs and riding his Harley Davidson "Bertha". Herbert didn't get to see his family all the time, but he was very sentimental and always remembered birthdays and special occasions. He especially loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Herbert was predeceased by his parents, grandson Herbert W. Barry and mother his children Sonja G. Durgin. He is survived by his son Herb M. Barry Jr., of Florida, daughter Wendy Lilly and husband Loren Sr., of Richmond, brother William Barry and wife Belinda of Florida, sisters Sandra Sanders and husband Donald of Augusta, Sugar "Dorothy" Trask and husband Clyde of Augusta, grandchildren Rory Barry and wife Chelsea, Nicole Freeman and husband Dan, Loren Lilly Jr., great grandchildren Emma and Rory Barry, and his sweet heart Jane Garceau also known as his Angel.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, December 7th from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will take place on Friday, December 8th at noon at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta with military honors.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357
Dresden-Sharon L. Hall, 76, of Cedar Grove Rd., passed on to Heaven with her Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was born on March 11, 1941 in Rumford the daughter of Delbert and Blanche Fitzherbert. Sharon was a nurse for 25 years at AMHI., going there shortly after graduation from nursing school. After retirement her life was devoted to raising her son Jonathan loving her husband. Her life was also devoted to her faith and being part of the family of God for over 30 years. She was a member of the Dresden Community Church and recently attending Family Christian Fellowship. She enjoyed camping, gardening, loved to shop and going out with special friends. Sharon was predeceased by her father Delbert Fitzherbert and grandparents. She is survived by her husband Fred Hall of Dresden, son Jonathan Hall of Nebraska, stepson Fred C. Hall of Montana, stepdaughter Leslie LaWicker of Minot, mother Blanche Fitzherbert of Dresden, cousin Harold and Stella Gibbs of Greene. A memorial service will be held at the Family Christian Fellowship 655 Augusta Rd., Topsham on Thursday, December 7th at 3pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Family Christian Fellowship 655 Augusta Rd. Topsham, Me 04086 Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, M3 04357.
Richmond-Victor A. Gagnon, 84, of Hatch St., died on November 26, 2017 at VA Medical Center, Togus.
He was born on November 23, 1933 in Richmond the son of Ernest and Eva Gagnon.
Victor proudly served his country during the Korean War. While in Japan, he was part of the Army Ski Team.
Victor was a member and past trustee of the Gardiner Eagles, Aerie 4330, Past Commander of Richmond Post 132 American Legion, past finance officer of the Kennebec County Legion Scoutmaster troop 610 of Dresden, VFW and Bowdoinham Masonic Lodge.
He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, dancing, ice fishing and camping.
Victor worked Pratt and Whitney, Bath Iron Works and was a self-employed carpenter.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Henry, Arthur, Ernie Jr., Norman, sisters Rosanna, Helen, Margaret, Geneva, Lorraine, and son Trent Gagnon. Victor is survived by sons Edward of Texas, Glenn and wife Jill of Texas and Vic’s longtime partner Charlotte Beasley of Richmond and her children Tina Cadrette, Ken Beasley, Robert Beasley, grandchildren Courtland, David, Adrian, great grandchildren Chloe and Preston.
A funeral service with military honors will take place on Monday, December 4th at 2pm at the Old Maine Veterans Cemetery, Civic Center Dr. Augusta.
In Vic’s memory donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project PO Box 758516 Topeka KS 66675.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.
Richmond - On November 18, 2017, David H. Lothridge, 73, decided it was time to take his final nap and watch peacefully over Knights Pond Camp where he, his wife Karen, his Brother Gary and his sister Lauralei Collier would spend much of their time playing cribbage and relaxing.
For most of David's life he operated heavy equipment and loved playing with his "Big Boy Toys!" David got to visit Alaska 3 times in recent years with his son Derek and fell in love with it. He took his grandson Trystin there and was planning on taking his granddaughter Bryannah and grandson Gage as well.
To his entire family David was the one they turned to "fix" everything. He was always ready with a joke or a story and forever was teasing, playing and loving the grandchildren. To his wife he was everything - they were "One" as his brother would say.
David will leave a big void in the lives of the people who knew him. He will be watching over his wife of 47 years, Karen, son Derek and fiancé Tammy Whyte, his beautiful daughter Shannon, who took on his "fix it and I can operate anything" attitude and her husband Ryan Shea and his daughter Tina Laforge and her significant other Mark Andrews. David is also survived by his sister Lauralei Collier and her husband Chad, and his brothers Gary and Stanford Lothridge, grandchildren; Amanda Walsh, Rachel Laforge, Gage Lothridge, Trystin, Bryannah and Kamdyn Shea, 5 great grandchildren and several dearly loved nieces and nephews and close friends Herm Williams and Norm Noggle.
David was predeceased by his parents; Clifford and Laura Lothridge.
At David's request there will be no visitation or services.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me
Bowdoinham-Kayla N. Seigars, 30, of the Post Rd. passed away on
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
She was born on November 1, 1987 in Brunswick the daughter of Andy
Desjardins and Deborah Seigars.
Kayla was a true fighter, she was always admired for her strength and
ambitious attitude, there was no challenge that she would not accept.
Kayla loved the outdoors, she had an adventurous soul who embraced every
moment of life. Making memories with family and friends was something
she truly valued. Among all the things she enjoyed in life she was well
known for her love of fishing, hunting, gatherings with friends and a
passion for anything with a motor. Kayla's life was full of love, she
had a caring nature to help others and would never ask for a thing in
return. She had an unforgettable laugh and beautiful smile that filled
the hearts of so many. She was driven with dreams that she shared with
the love of her life Jason, her children who inspired her and completed
every piece of her heart, loving them unconditionally with every breath
that she took. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Kayla was predeceased by her mother Deborah Seigars and grandfathers
Raymond Seigars, Leroy Smith and Orel Desjardins. She is survived by her
significant other Jason Sylvester of Richmond, father Andy Desjardins
and step mother Kim of Bowdoinham, her children Harley Holman of Topsham,
Dakota Owen of Bowdoinham, Hunter Sylvester of Richmond, sister Tabatha
Lumbert of Richmond, brothers Darrin, Joshua and Brandon Desjardins all
of Bowdoinham and brother Dustin Barnes of Richmond, grandmothers Sylvia
Seigars and Laverne Smith of Richmond, and Joan Goodenow of Bowdoinham,
several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 27th at 1pm at
Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden. A gathering will follow at Kayla's parents’ home in Bowdoinham.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St.
Richmond, Me 04357.
KIM STARR MAIN
1962 - 2017
CHINA - Kim Starr Main, 54, died on Oct. 26, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
She was born Nov. 29, 1962, the daughter of Barbara Maschino and Everett Main Sr.
Kim's number one priority was always family and keeping the family strong. She was a good friend to all and was very loving and accepting of others. She had a deep faith in God. Kim was an excellent cook and loved cooking for her kids and grandkids (especially the family recipe of spaghetti and meatballs).
Her little Chihuahua mix, Buddy, always brought a smile to her face. She loved all the family pets. Over the years Kim enjoyed playing bingo with her mother, family and friends. Kim was a shining star, sharing her light and love generously with all who crossed her path. She was particularly fond of Toby Keith and his music.
Kim worked as a CRMA for many years. Kim genuinely loved and cared for everyone she worked with. Patients often asked for her specifically to care for them. She also worked in the mental health field. Kim loved her job and taking care of others. She found her work very fulfilling and gratifying.
Kim was predeceased by her father Everett P. Main Sr. She is survived by her children, Brandy Dickens and finance Stephen Lewis of Belgrade, Alex Soucy and wife Christina Soucy of China, Justin Main and finance Carissa Bergeron of Kennebunkport; her mother, Barbara Maschino, and stepfather Richard Maschino of Pittston; siblings, Everett (Butch) Main, Jr. of Bath, Cindy Lyford of Augusta, Auta Main and wife Marianne Roth of Gardiner, Randall Main and wife Louise Lamarque Main of Pittston, Melody Main and wife Brenda Greczkowski Adler of Hallowell, Kevin Main and wife Judy Wilson Main of Topsham, Tina Dewsnap and husband Arthur (Rusty) Dewsnap, III of Dresden and Kim Abbott and husband David Abbott of Gardiner. Kim is also, survived by seven grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Friday, Nov. 3, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond. Funeral will be Saturday Nov. 4, at 11:00 a.m. at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.
The family has designated the American Cancer Society for
ance Lee Libby, 68, of Bowdoin, Maine, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home on November 8, 2017.
Lance is survived by his wife Linda of 34 years, sons Scott, Matt, Jeff, Jared and John, siblings Coleen Corkum, Mark and Cindy Libby, grandchildren Alison Lavoie, Josh Moser, and Josh Libby. Lance was predeceased by his parents, Mavis and Kenneth Libby, and son, Brett. He will also be missed by great grandchildren, numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews, extended family and close friends.
Lance was a lifelong educator who dedicated 47 years as an elementary school teacher in Bowdoinham and later a substitute in schools across MSAD 75. He absolutely loved working with students and was a supportive, kind and generous educator.
Lance was a passionate gardener who would enjoy friendly competition with his sister-in-law on who would be first to harvest the early crops. Lance filled his yard with bluebird houses and bird feeders and took great joy seeing the various birds that would visit throughout the year.
Like many Mainers, Lance was a loyal fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. He enjoyed taking trips to visit his son in Maryland to watch the Red Sox play the Baltimore Orioles or just to talk sports with family.
After retirement, Lance and Linda used their time subbing in schools to fund camping excursions and trips around the world. Some of his favorite trips were as a chaperone for student trips to Europe, visiting his son in Lithuania, a family trip to China, a cruise around Norway, National Parks across the US and Canada, and spending some cold winter months in Florida. He so enjoyed visiting new places and experiencing the culture, nature, food and exploring new sights.
Lance was an avid deer hunter and was hopeful as he spent his last day sitting in his son's deer blind. He spent many years teaching hunter safety to youths in Bowdoinham. He set up trail cameras around the property to keep track of the local deer population throughout the year.
Those who knew Lance may remember him as an ambassador for Bowdoinham, a passionate historian, a fierce democrat who loved to talk politics, a champion for Mt. Ararat sports teams, and a devoted and caring family man.
He was immensely proud of his family and was an incredible supporter of all his boys. He was a coach for many youth sports teams. He took his role as an educator to an extreme by imparting knowledge of plants, wildlife, home improvements tasks, and other life skills to his children and grandchildren.
Lance is known by those closest to him as an incredibly hard worker. Lance would often be seen around the house cutting and splitting wood, gardening, or keeping up with the lawn or pool. Even when he was “relaxing”, Lance would stay busy with puzzles, cross words, and sudoku.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Lance to be held at the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham on Saturday, November 25th at 1pm. If able, we encourage you to wear a wacky tie, Patriots or Red Sox gear, or your Hunters’ blaze orange in honor of Lance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund so Lance can continue to give back to students of Mt. Ararat.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me www.kincerfuneralhome.com
Richmond-Walter Mesenzeff, 78, of Darrah St., died on Friday, November
3, 2017 at the Freeport Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Russia on March 25, 1940 the son of Sergey and Xenia
Mesenzeff. After immigrating to the United States, his family eventually settled in Dresden Maine. He attended school and graduated from Bridge Academy in Dresden.
Walter owned and operated Ring’s Hardware and a gas propane business in Richmond for many years where he was also happy to serve as a translator for the Russian community. He was a humble man with a quick wit and great sense of humor. He enjoyed helping his customers of whom many became lifetime friends. He most recently worked and retired from K&G Hardware in Richmond.
Walter enjoyed fishing, watching the New England Patriots and Boston Celtics, going for country rides, and spending time with family.
Walter was predeceased by his parents, a sister Valentina Mesenzeff, 4 other siblings and Son-in-law Gary Cummings. He is survived by his loving companion and fiancee Patricia Johansen of Richmond, daughters Lorica Cummings of Bath, Danita Mailloux and husband Arthur of Richmond, Julie Shields and husband Weldon Jr., of Richmond, Walter's son Jeff Mesenzeff and companion Brandy of Florida, step children Sherman, Stefan, Shawn, Scott, Shelia, brother Victor Mesenzeff and wife Ann of Ohio, 20 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Special thanks are extended to the staff at Freeport Nursing Home for their thoughtful and excellent care of Walter.
A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00 at Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to “Hospice” in care of Compassus, 23 Spring Street, Suite C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357
Bowdoinham – Bryan C. Pratt Sr., 74, of Bowdoinham passed away on November 3, 2017 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. For years Bryan worked as a painter for several painting companies. In 1979 he went to work for B.I.W.
Bryan is survived by his wife of 43 years, Patricia (Leet) Pratt of Bowdoinham, his daughters; Joanne Caron of Minot, Amanda Jellison and her husband Dana of Brunswick, his sons; Bryan Pratt Jr and his wife Diane of Bowdoin and Robert Pratt and his wife Shannon of Pittston. Bryan is also survived by a brother Dale Pratt and his wife Carol of Poland as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, 3 nephews and a niece.
Bryan was predeceased his parents Charles and Luelle (McPhearson) Pratt and a brother Benjamin Pratt.
At Bryans request a graveside service will be held at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1PM.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357. www.kincerfuneralhome.com
Richmond-Sylvia May Averell, 74, passed away on November 4, 2017 with close family by her side.
Sylvia was born on September 4th, 1943 to Myron and Gwendolyn Douglass also of Richmond. Sylvia was Valedictorian of Richmond High School 1961 and went on to be Valedictorian of her nursing class at Central Maine School of Nursing, in Lewiston. After working as a nurse at Gardiner General Hospital and Togus, she was best known for her 33 year career as Richmond’s school Nurse at the Marcia Buker and High School. Sylvia was married to Harold her husband of 53 years.
Sylvia enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, traveling, going to her grandchildren’s sporting events, baking, taking photos and most of all spending time with family and her closest friends Charlie and Chickee Tuttle. She is survived by her Loving Husband Harold Averell of Richmond; brother Edwin Douglass and his wife Roberta of Florida, and their children Nancy Hill and Phillip Douglass; several cousins, a great niece and nephew, and many friends; Sylvia and Harold’s three children, Son Mike Averell and wife Lisa of Richmond and their children Kristen, Timothy, Austin Wing, Ashley Wing and Brad Boivin; Daughter Sandy Snedeker and husband Bill of Richmond and their children Brian, Brianna, and Jennifer; Daughter Christy McAllaster and husband Pat, of Brunswick and their children Riley and Tiegan.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday Nov. 8th from 1:30-3:30 at Kincer Funeral home in Richmond with a celebration of Life at 3:30. A gathering in her honor will follow at the Richmond Legion Post 132. Light refreshments will be provided and bringing a dish to share is encouraged.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sylvia Averell Scholarship Fund, c/o RHS Alumni Assoc, P.O. Box 55, Richmond, ME 04357-0055 or to the Isaac F. Umberhine Public Library, 86 Main St. Richmond, ME 04357.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357
Pittston- Beverly Jean Martin, 81, of the Mast Rd. passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by family.
She was born on January 27, 1936 in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Frank and Ethel Sanville.
She graduated from Gardiner Area High School in 1954. Beverly worked many years for the National Bank of Gardiner. She also worked as a secretary for Maine Emergency Management in Augusta.
Beverly was a longtime member of Queen Esther in Hallowell, Past Worthy Matron of the Olive Branch Chapter #156 Dresden, Red Hat Society of Randolph, Good Sam Club and the East Pittston United Methodist Church.
She was predeceased by her parents, sister Irene Sands and husband Charles and her brother-in-law Arthur McGee. Beverly is survived by her husband of 63 years Ernest Martin, Sr. of East Pittston, her sister Shirley Pinkham and Husband Carlton of Fayette; her sister Barbara McGee of West Gardiner; her daughter Brenda Moody and Husband Horace of East Pittston; her daughter, Debra Martin of Nokomis, Florida; her son Ernest Martin, Jr. and wife Sharon of East Pittston. As well as, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Following retirement Beverly enjoyed wintering with Ernest in Zephyrhills, Florida, camping trips, annual visits to the Fryeburg fair, numerous casino visits between Maine and Florida, watching her beloved Red Sox and most of all watching her family grow. In addition to family, Beverly will be missed by her many friends in Maine and Florida, who meant the world to her.
The family would like to extend very special thank you’s: to Pastor Gayle Holden for her care of Beverly & Ernest. To Dr.Christine Lu-Emerson at Maine Medical Partners for her attention and care of Beverly. To MaineGeneral Hospice for their excellent care of Beverly and support of her family.
At the family’s request there will be a private Committal Service and Queen Esther Memorial Service at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home; 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME 04357.
In Beverly’s memory, donations may be made to the East Pittston United Methodist Church, 1083 East Pittston Road, Pittston, Maine 04345.