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Kateleen Joan Roberts (1989-2010)

Kateleen Joan Roberts, 21, of Industry, passed away on the 3rd of July 2010. Kateleen was born on the 9th of May 1989 at Franklin Memorial Hospital to Steven and Valerie Roberts of Industry. Kateleen graduated Mt. Blue High School in 2007 as a Certified Nursing Assistant and has been working at Orchard Park Rehab and Living Center ever since. She was an avid wrestler in high school winning the regional tournament and qualifying for the state championship tournament. Kateleen enjoyed having a good time spending time with friends and family and making them laugh as well as spending time with the residents while at work.
 

Kateleen is survived by her 8 month old daughter Kiarra, her parents Steven and Valerie Roberts, her older brother Jason Roberts, sisters Kirstin Osborne, and Katrina Cayer, and younger brother Simeon Roberts, nephew Isac and niece Ella. The family wishes to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers but there is no service planned at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St..

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Dixie Nightingale (1940-2010)

Dixie Juanita Nightingale, 70, of Farmington formerly of New Sharon, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. She was born in Rome, Maine July 20, 1940 the daughter of Lloyd C. and Ella L. (Kelley) Holt. She was educated in the schools of Oakland and graduated from Williams High in 1958. As a young lady she worked at the canning factory in New Sharon, and then worked at various shoe factories around the area retiring from M.T.I. in Fairbanks. Dixie and her husband Leslie lived at their home on the Industry Road for over 40 years until Leslie's death and Dixie's illness at which time she moved to Edgewood. She was a member of The Red Hat Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mount Philip Grange in Rome, and T.O.P.S. Dixie enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, crossword puzzles, and going for rides around the countryside.
 
Dixie is survived by her daughter Lynn Nightingale of Rome, ME; two sons Randy Nightingale and his wife Annie of New Sharon, and Gary Nightingale and his companion Debbie Walsh of New Sharon; a granddaughter Emily Nightingale of Rome; a step-grandson Collins Kennedy Jr. of Temple; a great grandchild Ezra Theriault; three step great granchildren Sabrina, Caitlin, and Rebecka Kennedy; two sisters Jo-Ann Holt and Rita Nadeau; three brothers Glendon, Wayne, and Lennis Holt; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Leslie in 2007, and two sisters Cleo and Myrtle.
 
NOTICE: Nightingale, Dixie 8/2/2010 A Memorial service will be held on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington with Steve Bracy officiating. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Holt Family Cemetery in Rome. Family and friends are invited to a reception following the burial at the Mount Philip Grange in Rome. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Roderick L. "Rick" Adams (1962-2010)

Roderick L. “Rick” Adams, 47, of Farmington passed away at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta early Monday morning September, 13th, surrounded by his family and friends, after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Rick was born Dec. 18th 1962, the son of F. James Adams Jr. and Jeanice (Smiley) Honas at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He graduated from Mount Blue High School in 1981 and then the Phoenix Institute of Technology, earning a degree in Automotive Technology. He was especially pleased to have successfully completed the ASE certifications for the Ford Motor Company and was proud to be a certified auto technician. His employment included Gray Ford, Hight Chevrolet, and Franklin Dodge Chrysler. Rick also was the owner of Rick’s Auto Repair in Farmington for many years. Rick was happiest with his head under the hood of a car, renovating Classic Mustangs, and driving fast cars. When his mom would tell him to drive safe he would always reply “Oh yeah! fast and furious!”. His other favorite past time was being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, or snowmobiling. One of his more proud moments was when he shot an 11 point buck. He was also was very skilled with his crossbow and enjoyed teaching this art to his daughter, McKinley.
 
 
Rick made a number of amazing friends over the past 8 months from Maine to Boston and was grateful for all the support of his “angels”. His family wishes to express their thanks for all their support and for support from the fellowship of the East Wilton Union Church.

His survivors include his daughter, McKinley of Portland, his parents Jimmy of Farmington and Jeanice and husband John of Augusta, brothers Ross of Martha’s Vineyard, Ryan and wife Jenny of Derby, CT, sisters, Rebekah Wilbur of New Vineyard, and Rachel Sprague and husband Mike of Sidney as well as his grandfather Henry Disotto of Jay. He also leaves many much loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Rick was predeceased by his grandparents Donald and Edith Smiley , Leona Disotto and F. James Adams Sr., his nieces Jossilyn and, Zelana, and his beloved dog Bear Bear. Rick will be missed very much.

A memorial service will be held Monday, September 20th , 11 a.m. at the East Wilton Union Church with a reception to follow at the church. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
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May Robbins Bradley (1912-2010)

May Robbins Bradley, 98,  Auburndale, FL formerly of Farmington, Maine died Tuesday September 14, 2010 in Florida of natural causes with her family at her side.

She was born at home in a small settlement known as “New Portland Hill”, also known as West New Portland, Maine. She was the eighth child of Ernest Seth and Mildred Lois Rackliffe Robbins.

She excelled in school, first the Pratt Corner School and later the Village School in New Vineyard, Maine. She married Clifton Willis Bradley on May 15, 1929. They lived in New Vineyard village until together in 1933 they purchased a farm and raised beef cattle on a nice 300 acre farm in New Vineyard Basin, while also working fulltime in F.O. Smith’s Novelty Mill. From 1939 to 1945 they spent summers on Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, Maine watching for forest fires. From 1945 to 1950 they owned and operated Redington Pond Camps. In 1949 a home was purchased in Farmington, Maine where they resided for many years. Later they owned and operated overnight camps in Topsham, Maine. After selling out May moved to Auburndale, FL, but continued to work at jobs helping others, including cosmetic work with local funeral directors.

May was very involved with the Republican Party and her church.

She is survived by a son Theodore (Ted) Bradley and wife June Knight of Winter Haven, FL, and a daughter Darlene Bradley of Utah. Twenty-one grandchildren Ted Bradley II, Anthony (Tony) Bradley, Melissa Fochesato, Jason Farrington, Denise Ridge, Deborah Bradley, Anna Milburn, Richard Bradley ll, Monette Bradley, Margaret Letarte, Carlene Pike, Everett Pike, Tom Pike, Karen Pike, Sarah Bradley, James Murray, Riva O‘Rourke, Paula Rees, Melissa Albee, Alyssa Slaugh, Amanda Hales, many great & great-great grandchildren. May was predeceased by all her siblings, nine brothers and three sisters, a son Richard Clifton Bradley, a daughter Diane May Bradley Murray, and two grandchildren Mary and Patricia Bradley.

NOTICE: Bradley, May 9/14/10 Florida funeral services were held at Davenport Chapel. Sat. Sep 18th. Maine Funeral services will be held at Adams - McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, Maine on Monday September 20, 2010. At 1:00 pm.M. Graveside services to follow, at Fairview Cemetery. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Martha Wasgatt (1908-2010)

A pioneer in the Head Start program, has died at the age of l0l. Martha Wasgatt, Farmington's oldest citizen, passed away at the Pierce House in Farmington, her home for the past seven years, Sunday afternoon, September l9, 2010. Miss Wasgatt had been a resident of Farmington since l953, when she came to teach child development and nutrition at the State Teachers College, now the University of Maine at Farmington. It was while at Farmington in the mid-l960's that she inaugurated the Head Start program, shortly after its initial funding by Congress. This occurred just after a year's leave she spent studying under the nation's leading proponent of the program, at the University of Maryland in l966.

Reflecting on the accomplishment in a 2004 interview, Miss Wasgatt observed, "Children were entering school behind the eight ball and nutritionally they were not up to par and those were two things in which I was very interested." she said. When asked in June 2009 the secret to her personal longevity, Wasgatt, a master gardener, credited her love of gardening. "I didn't stop doing it until two and one half years ago. I always had a garden except for in New York." (where she lived for five years in the l930's).

Martha Wasgatt was born December 24, l908, in Rockland, Maine. She was the daughter of Rowland Wasgatt, a physician, and Maude Josephine Nickerson. After graduation from Rockland High School, Miss Wasgatt attended the University of Maine at Orono, from which she earned a B.S. degree in home economics in l93l. She held a masters degree in home economics from Columbia University, awarded in l94l and also pursued other graduate studies after that time at Iowa State University, Penn State University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Connecticut.

After five years as a dietitian at hospitals in New York City and White Plains in the l930's, she became director and instructor of the Penn Hall Junior College Home Economics Department in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania from l936 until l953.
At Farmington, where she taught the remaining l9 years of her career until her retirement in l972, she was best known in the community as the director of the nursery school education program. One of the pre-school students in the program, now Maine's Public Health Director Dr. Dora Mills, was at Wasgatt's bedside at the time of her death along with Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice staff, and the Pierce House staff. She also taught foods, child development, human growth and development. After retirement as an associate professor emeritus, she continued to give guidance and advice to various Head Start programs both in Maine and elsewhere.

She was a member of the Maine and National Associations for Education for Young Children (NAEYC), Association for Childhood Education International (ACET), and National Committee for Early Childhood Education (OMEP). Locally, she was a member of the Maine Gardens Club Federation and the Mt. Blue Garden Club. Wasgatt was also an active member of the Monday Club, The Red School House Extension, DAR Colonial Daughters, Franklin County Retired Teachers Association, Mt. Blue area Garden Club, and Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Martha was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamna, the Rockland Congregational Church, and was very active in the life of The Old South Church in Farmington.

Martha is survived by a nephew, Charles C. Wasgatt, of Melrose, Mass., and two nieces, Linda McBride Ferzetti of Laurel Springs, New Jersey, and Marcia W. Hoffer and her husband Kennth J Hoffer MD of Santa Monica, California. She is also survived by several great nieces and nephews including Matthew Wasgatt of Rockland, Rowland Wasgatt, III of Fort Collins, Colorado, Michael Wasgatt of Fontana, California, Mary W. Faulk of Ft. Collins, Colrado, Wesley Wasgatt of Eustis, Florida, Kevin Hoffer and Kristin Hoffer of Los Angeles, Jeffrey Hoffer of West Hill, California, Suzanne Ferzetti of Laurel Springs, New Jersey, Thomas Ferzetti of Marlton, New Jersey, and Gregory Ferzetti. Besides her many relatives she was also especially loved by her cat Lovey and the Tuesday Bingo crowd.

She was predeceased by her two sisters, Mary Wasgatt and Cynthia McBride, and one brother, long-time beloved Rockland physician, Wesley Wasgatt MD.

A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church on Main St. in Farmington on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 1:00p.m. A graveside service will follow on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at the Achorn Cemetery in Rockland, Maine. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.

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Joan E. Dunham (1928-2010)

Joan E. Dunham, 82, of Farmington passed away  early morning Sept.  25, 2010 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. She was born July 16, 1928 in Suffern, New York the daughter of Glenn and Lillian E. (Lafratie) Hufford. Joan worked as a psychiatric attendant at Pilgrim State Hospital in Brentwood, New York. In 1984 she met Robert Dunham and they worked as house parents for troubled youth for many years. She later managed a large apartment complex with her then husband Bob who she was with for 27 years. Joan was a member of the Curch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Farminton Ward, and she volunteerd at Franklin Memorial Hospital for many years. Joan enjoyed fishing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
 
Joan is survived by her husband Robert E. Dunham of Farmington; daughter Diannia Dunham of Farmington; sons Donald Kane of California, Richard Knight of Oxford, Maine,  Robbie Dunham of Alabama, Robert Dunham and his wife Nicole of Maryland,  10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Susan Dunham, her son Bruce Kane, her sister Patricia Hufford, and her brothers John, James, and Richard Hufford.
 
NOTICE: Dunham, Joan 9/25/10 A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Farmington. Those wishing may send donations in Joan's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 170 U.S. Route One, Suite 250, Falmouth, Maine 04105. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Janet Metcalf (1941-2010)

Janet I. Metcalf, 68, of Strong passed away October 5, 2010 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born Nov. 16,1941 in New Vineyard the daughter of Merwyn A. and Jenny A.(Merrill) Withey. As a young lady Janet went from Strong High School to work at Franklin Shoe before working for a few years at Forster's Mfg. in Dryden. She later moved on to work at Farmington Shoe and Bass Shoe. In the late 1980's Janet went to work at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington as a Certified Nurse's Assistant. She enjoyed knitting and crochetting and also did a little painting. She was avery involved in her work but did take the time to have a garden.
 
Janet is survived by two sons Glenn L. Metcalf of Farmington, and Gene L. Metcalf and his wife Deborah of Texas; one grandson; 10 step-grandchildren; one step great grandchild; her sister Joyce E. Dubay and her husband Lowell Jr. of New Vineyard; an aunt Priscilla White of Phillips; several nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends, and a special friend Charles Raymond of Rangeley. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Alvin Withey, and long time companion Roscoe Libby.
 
NOTICE: Metcalf, Janet 10/5/2010 A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2:00p.m. with Rev. Richard Wadell officiating at the North Farmington Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Henry A. Graziul (1952-2010)

Henry A. Graziul, 57, of Dallas Plantation passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at his home. A gentlman and a gentle man that the locals nicknamed "Happy Hank" journeyed away from us to a better place that he always dreamed of finding. Solid in his ethics and deeply compassionate, Hank commanded the respect of those who knew him. He was a deeply private man, always ready with a smile or a joke or tiny kindnesses to all whom he encountered. He valued hard work, personal integrity, and believed that one's word is their bond. With an exquisite sense of word play he frequently joked that "Ward is Bond" because Ward Bond was one of his favorite actors.
 
Hank was extraordinarily gifted in the arts of music and cooking and always seemed surprised that people enjoyed his company. A legion of people knew him as their friendly meat department manager at the local grocery store. He loved and was loved by his customers, both longtime and seasonal residents of the Rangeley Lakes Region.
 
Hank possessed an acutely tuned sense of humor and a wicked sense of timing. His conversations were usually punctuated by dry wit and friendly joking as much as expressing a genuine interest in others and their well-being. "It's the same but different" he might say. Because he was a passionate reader he was well informed and possessed knowledge of an amazing range of subjects. The diversity of his interests extended far beyond what one might normally expect. Hank possessed an aptitude for relating well to others and an awareness of their uniqueness that was extraordinary. He was sensible and intelligent and a man of few words most of the time.
 
He enjoyed reading anything he could get his hands on especially the news. He loved John Wayne and Woody Alllen movies, Frank Zappa and Metallica, and his pit-bull "Elvis". He was a loyal Pittsburg Pirates fan in spite of their failings, and loyalty was a quality that he valued and stood on, exhibiting it throughout his life. His interest in computers led him to Andover College where he earned an Associates Degree in Computer Science and discovered his acumen for business management.
 
Hank was a master blues harp player and his musical skills extended to playing both rhythm and lead guitar, and percussion instruments. His influences included  Paul Butterfield, Les Paul, Robben Ford and Danny Gatton. He also loved Jimi Hendrix and Joey Ramone. Hank hitchhiked across the U.S. in the early 1970's and met Ramblin Jack Elliot in California and Janis Joplin's sister in Texas. He was proud to know Bing Russell, who became his friend, and whom he called "Sheriff Clem" after the movie actor's role on the television series "Bonanza".
 
Born in Passaic, NJ on Nov. 3, 1952 he attended Burlington High School in Burlington, NJ. He lived in Aurora and Denver, Colorado, in La Jolla and Ocean Beach, California, Rangeley and Dallas Plantation, Maine.
 
Hank leaves behind his mother Lorraine Graziul; his son Jesse Graziul; his sister Lori Palmer of Texas; a nephew Jason and his daughter Jaci; a niece Sarah; his longtime friend and former wife Renee Aucoin of seventeen years; Renee's family members who adopted Hank as their brother, son, grandson, and loved him throughout the years as part of their family Rebecca and Steve Indich; Garrett and Austin Indich; Peter and Jennifer Rowe; Tristan and Talin Rowe; Adam Rowe; William Rowe; Patricia Aucoin; Peter and esther Aucoin; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will also be missed by his cat Zappa and his dog Elvis. Hank was predeceased by his father Henry Sr. and his beloved cat Hendrix.
 
Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
 
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Joanne B. Brooks (1943-2010)

FARMINGTON — Joanne B. Brooks, 66, of Farmington, died on Saturday October 9th, at Edgewood Manor, after a short battle with brain cancer.
She was born on Oct. 21, 1943, in Farmington, the daughter of Wesley L. and Madeline (Hutchinson) Bacon.  She was a graduate of Farmington High School (’62).
On October 24, 1964 she married James E. Brooks.  They had two sons and continued to make Farmington their home.  Joanne was a homemaker who enjoyed crafting, antiques, and making her house a home.  She took pleasure in keeping busy on her projects around the house or at camp in Mount Vernon, but she was happiest simply spending time with her friends and family.  Joanne’s smile could light up a room.  Known for her exuberant laughter, she was always the life of every party.  A devoted wife, loving mother, and doting grandmother, nothing pleased her more than spending time with her sons and her grandchildren (her “angels”), who will miss her warm smile and her hugs and kisses more than words can express. 
She is survived by her husband, James E. Brooks, of Farmington; son, Christopher J. Brooks, of Saco; son, Mark E. Brooks, of Lewiston; brother, Vinton W. Bacon of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Miles C. Brooks and Chandler J. Brooks of Farmington, and Noah E. Brooks of Auburn; brother-in-law, Terrence M. Brooks and wife Janet L. Brooks of Barnstable, MA; and special Aunt, Avis Hart of Wilton, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, and countless wonderful friends.
NOTICE: Brooks, Joanne 10/9/10 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 6-8p.m. at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 2:00p.m. Henderson Memorial Baptist Church with a private graveside service to follow. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.
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Donald Milo Haney (1935-2010)

Donald Milo Haney, 75, of Farmington passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born January 29, 1935 in Industry. While growing up in Farmington he joined the Boy Scouts and worked up to Explorer Scout. He attended the W.G. Mallett School, then went on to Farmington High School graduating in 1954. While in high school he enjoyed playing sports and his favorite was track. He holds the Franklin County Pole Vault record, was a four letter winner and won several ribbons and medals. After graduating he went to work for his father in the lumbering business driving truck. He joined the U.S. Navy reserves spending eight years in the C.B's division of the Navy. He was discharged with an honorable discharge. Donald was awarded the National Defense Medal and was a member of the American Legion. In 1954 he married his high school sweetheart on December 24th. They were married for 55 years. He and his wife Myrtle raised three daughters that he loved and adored.
 
Donald was a bus driver for S.A.D. 9 for five years. While there he served on the Mt. Blue Credit Union, the Town of Farmington Recreation Committee, and worked with OSHA while working at Foster Mfg. in Dryden. He went on to school taking courses at the University of Maine in Augusta and the University of Maine in Lewiston L&A. He also owned a driving school with his wife, named Farmington Drivers Ed. School. He worked for L.C. Andrews driving long distance delivering prefab homes, Cedar Log Cabins and a full supply of lumber. He worked for Governor Closin in Fairfield delivering bottled gas, making several trips to Brewer while in high school.
 
Due to ill health he retired early and traveled with his wife to different countries having a good time at all the Islands and Ports. Upon settling down he worked part time for Irving Oil. After that he worked for Walmart for a short time. Donald was also a volunteer at Franklin Memorial Hospital. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandson.
 
Donald is survived by his wife Myrtle Hoyt Haney; three daughters, Cynthia H. Noonan and husband Blaine of Boothbay Harbor and their two sons Tristan Noonan of Portland and Kristofer Noonan of Boothbay Harbor, Donna H. Galouch and husband Earl of Farmington and their son Jonathan Galouch and daughters Jennifer Galouch of Farmington and daughter Karen H. L. Parker of Manchester N.H. and her two sons Isreal Luce of Manchester, N.H.  and son Timothy Parker of Manchester NH and great grandson Matthew Hunter (son of Isreal Luce). He was predeceased by his father Milo Haney, his mother Hazel Snell Haney, and his sister Norma P. Cole.
 
NOTICE: Haney, Donald 10/12/2010 A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 1:00p.m. with Rev. St. Cyr officiating at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com Donations may be made in Donald's memory to the Maine Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 553, Portland, Maine 04112.
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Charles E. Moody Jr. (1945-2010)

Charles E. Moody Jr., 65, of Dixfield passed away Saturday, September 18, 2010 at his home. He was born March 23, 1945 in Belfast, Maine the son of Charles E. and Virginia H. (Harvey) Moody Sr. Charles belonged to The American Legion SAL for 21 years and was The Commander for the last two years. He attended Calvery Hill Baptist Church since 1972. Charles loved hunting, fishing, working around the farm, raising his farm animals, and playing the lottery.
 
Charles is survived by his wife Emily A. Moody; his children Lauren Moody, Walter Moody, and Tammie Macie; grandchildren Katie Moody and Amy Moody; and great grandchild Kalob Moody. He was predeceased by his parents.
 
NOTICE: Moody, Charles Jr. 9/18/2010 A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 2:00p.m. at the Calvary Hill Baptist Church in Wilton. Those wishing may make donations in Charles' memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Serivices, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Paula C. Doyle (1951-2010)

Paula Claire Doyle died, as a result of health conditions, on Monday, October 25, 2010, at her home in New Sharon.  She was born June 12, 1951, in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Herbert E. and Priscilla (Perry, Thompson) Doyle.  Her family came up to Maine for the summer in 1953 and never left.

Paula was educated in New Sharon and Farmington schools, graduating from Farmington High School class of 1969.  Paula later attended UMF. 

Paula worked a variety of jobs.  She worked for Key Bank, she was a CNA at Augusta General and several nursing homes as well as home health care.  She was a waitress at local restaurants including the Farmington Diner and The College Snackbar.

In June of 1969, she married Jeffrey Brackett with whom she had two children.  Paula later married Steve Worrick, Neal Larivierre and John Hanson, and in retrospect she kidded that “practice made perfect” and “it was best that she had given up trying.”  She went on to enjoy the 18 years of solitude of her homestead and the company of her children and grandchildren who lived nearby.

Paula loved to talk and to make people laugh.  She grew up riding horses.  She played guitar and loved to listen to all music.  She looked forward to a weekly radio program that she listened to with her grandson and was proud to have given him his first guitar.

Paula was an avid gardener and artisan and this became her livelihood.  With Paula it was handmade, homegrown, or homespun, like her famous wool socks.

Paula is survived by her daughter, Tracy (Brackett) Jewell, her son Paul Brackett and her beloved grandchildren Samantha and Levi Jewell all of New Sharon; her sister Dorothy Doyle from New Sharon; and a brother William Thompson and his wife Betty, from Vero Beach, Florida; brother-in-laws Geno Nelson of Hendersonville, NC, and Charles McCarthy from Colton, NY; nieces and nephews Jerry, Carol, Angela, Diane, Bridgette and Sean, two Aunts Phyllis and Gerry, several cousins who loved the country getaways in Maine, and many dear friends. 

She was predeceased by her parents and her sisters Virginia (Thompson) Nelson, and Nancy (Doyle) McCarthy and most of her Aunts and Uncles.

She will be remembered by the faith community at the 6 pm Mass at St. Joseph’s Church in Farmington, on Saturday, December 4th.  There will be a private gathering for family and friends.

Those who would like can make a donation in her memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Maine Chapter, 170 US Route One, Suite 200, Falmouth, Maine 04105. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, Maine 04938.
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Glennis B. Norton (1924-2010)

Glennis B. Norton, 86, of Farmington passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 at Franklin Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Sunday. She was born April 29, 1924 in Coplin Plantation the daughter of Kenneth I. and Margaret L. (Potter) Brimigion. She attended grade school in Stratton and graduated from Averill High School in June 1942. Glennis worked at Pratt & Whitney in E. Hartford, Conn. and returned to Maine in 1944. She also worked at Bass Shoe in Wilton and Farmington Shoe along with many other places of employment. In 1946 Glennis married Kenneth A. Norton in West Farmington. They raised their family on the Holly Road where they resided for the next 60 years. Kenneth passed away on Sept. 28, 2006.
 
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family and also an amazing cook, especially her biscuits! She was a gifted and talented lady with the family having beautiful pieces of her crochetting, knitting, and sewing masterpieces. When she had a spare moment she enjoyed reading and also loved music. Her family is blessed with her books and records of family genealogy.
 
Glennis will always be remembered for her laughter, her quick wit, and sharing with you what was on her mind. For the past 2 years and four months Edgewood Manor was her home and she dearly loved all her new family there. We will forever miss her but she will live in our hearts and memories forever.
 
Glennis is survived by Dennis and Margaret Norton and family of Brazoria, Texas; Clifton and Evie Norton and family of Farmington, Maine; Duane and Cindy Norton and Family of Farmington, Maine; Donalyn Norton and family of Port Richey, Florida; her brother Palmer Brimigion and wife Arlene of Wilton, Maine; a half sister Sharyn Peabody and family or The Forks, Maine; 15 Grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth; her children Kenneth Norton Jr (Timmy),Keith Norton, and Bruce Norton; and a half sister Marilyn Hardy.
 
NOTICE: Norton, Glennis 10/28/2010 Private family services will be held at a later date. Those wishing may make donations in Glennis' memory to the Edgewood Manor Activity Fund, 221 Fairbanks Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Clinton Cushman Jr. (1936-2010)

Clinton Cushman Jr., 74, passed away early Tuesday morning Nov. 2, 2010  at home with his wife and pets by his side. Clint was born in Wilton Feb. 10, 1936 to Doris Perry Cushman and Clinton Cushman Sr. Except for a three year hitch in the service as  U.S. Army Military Police and college he has resided on the Weld Road in Wilton. He married Ruth Mitchell Marden and together they shared their love for the outdoors, mostly fishing and camping in the Great North Woods. This was a life long passion of his that he shared with his parents and extended family.
 
Clint graduated from Wilton Academy in 1954 and received his degree from the University of Maine. He worked locally and at International Paper Company for 21 years but later followed his real calling of conducting Code Enforcement in small towns, and for 15 years Gorham, retiring at age 73. He achieved the distinction of Advanced Certification in that field. He cared for the environment and was a dedicated supporter of both environmental causes and animal rights and their well being. He served as Selectman of Wilton for 14 years, 8 of them as Chairman. He was also elected as a member of the Franklin county Budget Committee for several years.
 
Clint was a member of the Maine Lodge #20 A.F. & A.M., Consistory Scottish Rite, Kora Temple Shriners, FOWL (Friends of Wilson Lake), the Wilton Historical Society, the United States Humane Society as well as many other organizations.
 
Clint is survived by his wife Ruth, his mother Doris, two step sons Vernon and his wife Rebecca and Aaron and his wife Jennifer, two grandchildren Emily and Austin. He was fortunate to have an extended family of aunts, uncles, and cousins whom he loved. He leaves behind his beloved pets Scooter, Buddy, Alfie, and Bubba. He was predeceased by his father.
 
NOTICE: Cushman, Clinton Jr. 11/2/2010 Per Clint's wishes there will be a very short prayer said at his grave at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2010. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938 or by doing something for someone less fortunate. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Joyce Lena Blackwell (1932-2010)

 
Joyce L. Blackwell, 78, of Rangeley passed away on Friday Nov. 12, at Edgewood Rehab. and Living Center in Farmington.

She was born in Rangeley, Feb. 10, 1932, the daughter of Julian T. and Linnie H. (Ross) Blackwell. She attended Rangeley schools. She lived her life on the family farm on Pleasant St. As a young woman she worked in the woodworking mills in Rangeley. Joyce held the first state license to operate a bottle redemption center in the state of Maine. As a community member she was elected a selectperson in 1981. She also served on the Planning Board, the Park Commission, and the Sewer Commission. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish. In 1996 she closed her woodshop and redemption center and retired to her farm. She spent her time reading, watching the wildlife and keeping up on town politics.

She is survived by a brother, Blaine Blackwell, of Rangeley; sisters, Julia and husband Harry Dunn, of Lake Grove, NY; Donna Gammon of Andover, ME; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; cousin Grace Campbell; friends, Stephen Philbrick and Joanne Chapman.  Joyce was predeceased by her father and mother; a sister, Alice Amy; her brother-in-law, Chester Gammon; and her dear friend Ralph Jacques.
         
A special thanks to the Beacon Hospice team and Edgewood Rehab. and Living Center for the wonderful care Joyce received.
             
 
 
NOTICE: Blackwell, Joyce, 78, of Rangeley died in Farmington on Nov. 12. A Memorial Mass will be held Monday, Nov. 22 at 11:00am at St. Lukes Catholic Church in Rangeley with burial to be held in July 2011. Donations in Joyce’s memory may be made to: RRHAT Van, Town Office, 15 School St., Rangeley, ME 04970 or North Star Ambulance Rangeley Crew, 15 School St., Rangeley, ME 04970. Services under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, ME 04938.
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Anita M. Parsons (1935-2010)


Anita M. Parsons, 74, of Kingfield passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born Nov. 27, 1935 in Kingfield the daughter of Alex J. Sr. and Impi H. (Miller) Sillanpaa.  She was educated in the schools of Kingfield.  As a young woman she left Kingfield and traveled to Worcester, MA to work at Bellmont Hospital for a few years. She then returned home to work in the wood mill and married Everett Parsons on Oct. 26, 1958 in Bingham. After getting married Anita and Everett moved to Moose River where she worked for the Maine Forest Service providing weather information for the Jackman area. In 1969 they moved to Caratunk and she worked as a janitor for the one room school house. In 1981 they moved back to Kingfield and  she worked at Kingfield Wood Products and then Joneco, Judsons Motel, and the Herbert Hotel retiring in 1993. She took great pride in her work and always put others before herself, especially her family.
 
Anita was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed beano, fishing, and drinking coffee. She loved animals, feeding the chipmunks and birds at the cabin, and had a close bond with her poodle Daisy.
 
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the North Star Ambulance Staff and the Franklin Memorial ER Staff for their care of Anita. Special heartfelt thank you to all who helped her out, especially the snowplow boys (you know who you are).
 
Anita is survived by two daughters, Linda Parsons and her companion Randy Holden of Norridgewock, and Brenda Parsons of Kingfield; a son Daniel Parsons and his wife Debbie of Winslow; four grandchildren Kerry Shaw, Miranda Dumont, and Dan and Molly Parsons; three sisters, Sylvia Carlson of FL., Sally Dudley and husband Lucien of Kingfield, and Minerva of Worcester, MA; brothers Wiekko Sillanpaa and her special twin Austin "Pop" Sillanpaa both of Kingfield; her sister-in-laws Betty Sillanpaa of Newport and Blanche Sillanpaa of New Vineyard; a special friend Tynne Pillman of Kingfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Anita was predeceased by her husband in 2007; and four brothers, John, Niilo, Martin, and Robert.
 
NOTICE: Parsons, Anita 11/19/2010 A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield with Rev. Kim Ore officiating. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
 
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Walter Simpson (1919-2010)

Walter O. Simpson passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010 in Exeter, New Hampshire. Walter was born in Starks, Maine in 1919, the oldest of five and the only surviving son of Hattie “Pat” (Oliver) and Ernest Simpson. He grew up and was educated in and around Farmington. He married Mildred Luce in 1941 in Winthrop, Maine and they were together almost 43 years until her passing in 1984.
 
After graduating from Farmington High School in 1938, he went to radio technical school in Boston, moved to Springfield, Massachusetts following graduation, and worked as a radio engineer for WSPR. He was later hired by Pan American World Airways and he and Mildred lived in Rio de Janeiro for three years. He also travelled to the Caribbean (the island of Saba) to erect towers for the airline. They returned to the United States where he served in the Navy for three years during World War II, continuing training as a radio instructor in Tennessee, Illinois, Florida, and Texas as well as serving as a radio instructor for the military. After his discharge in 1948, he and Mildred returned to Uruguay for Pan Am until 1951 when they settled in the Boston area. They adopted their daughter, Evelyn, in 1957. He worked for Northeast Airlines in Boston until 1965 and the decided to return to Maine. He was a machinist for G.H. bass until his retirement.
 
In 1991, he developed cancer and is a survivor thanks to the care he received at Dana Farber. Despite all he went through-losing his beloved wife, surviving caner and many other life-changing challenges, Walt continued to live an active life in Farmington.   He enjoyed gardening, canning (and generously sharing) vegetables and berries, and was an avid fisherman. His many friends and family could count on him to share what he had and visit each day, always restlessly checking his watch so he could return home.
 
He moved in with his daughter’s family in Exeter, NH when his house burned down in 2007. In these later years, he loved playing cards, watching his favorite TV shows, caring for his cats, and bringing joy to anyone who was fortunate enough to meet him.
 
Walter is survived by his daughter, her husband, Steve, and his grandson son, Nathan, all of Exeter, NH, cousins Elaine and Paul Hodgkins of Westwood, MA, nephew Jerry and his wife Jeanne, several other nephews, nieces great nephews and great nieces, and many beloved friends.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society 538 Preston Ave, P.O. Box 1004, Meridan, CT 06450.
 
NOTICE: Simpson, Walter 12/5/2010 A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 10, 2010 at Saint Joseph's Church, 133 Middle St., Farmington, Maine at 1:00 p.m. A graveside service will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
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Zacheus W. Gammon (1950-2010)

Zacheus W. Gammon, 60, passed away at his home in Chesterville Monday December 6, 2010.   He was born Jan. 2, 1950 in Rumford, the son of Warren E. and Anne M. (Barnett) Gammon.  He graduated from Stephens High School in 1968 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1969 - 1971. Zack recieved four Combat Stars and several medals while serving in Vietnam and Korea aboard the USS Halsey, the USS Prichett, and the USS Horne.  When returning home Zack had several professions including Constable for the town of New Vineyard, road commisioner for the town of West Peru, Game warden for the Mount Vernon, and Vienna areas, security officer for the Wackenhut International Paper in Jay, and most recently earning his living as a livestock dealer and also lumbering with Oxen and skidder. 
He married Teresa Gilbert, April 22, 1989 at Shorey Chapel in Industry.  Zack was an avid sportsman, enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially Coon and Coyote hunting w/ his boys.  He was a farmer and butcher by nature and enjoyed the county fairs and pulling his cattle in the "open" and more recently "farmers" class.  He pulled in the International Canadian Pulls many times.
 
He was a member of the VFW Post # 1081 in Farmington, and also the New England Ox Teamsters and the Maine Draft Horse and Ox Association.
 
Surviors include his wife Teresa, three sons, Benjamin, Kyle, and Elijah Gammon, a stepson Douglas Z. Drake, his mother Anne Barnett Gammon, a sister Tanya Gammon of Lewiston / Auburn, a brother David E. Gammon and his wife Brenda of Peru, ME., nieces, and nephews; Colton, Gage, Anthony, Katlyn, and Amber, mother-in-law Eleanor Gilbert, and father-in-law George Gilbert and his wife Joan.  He is predeceased by his father.
 
NOTICE: Gammon, Zacheus W. , 1950 -2010  A celebration of life will be held at the Chesterville Town Hall on Saturday Dec. 11, 2010 from 10 -12 AM.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington, ME.  Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home's website at www.adamsmcfarlane.com  Donations may be made c/o Teresa Gammon 155 Pope Rd. Chesterville, ME 04938
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Brent C. Adams (1957-2010)

Brent C. Adams, 53, of Farmington passed away at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston on Monday, December 13, 2010 following a long illness. He was born May 27, 1957 and educated in the schools of Farmington. He worked at Titcomb Hill Ski Shop for 30 years. He liked to ski, go camping, and enjoyed his friends and especially being with his children. Brent was a very special man and cared very much about his friends and loved ones. He will be missed by many and never be forgotten.
 
He is survived by his daughter Vanessa and son Alex, both of Farmington; his mother Verna of Farmington; his brothers Larry of Rome and Terry of Farmington; his sisters Sharleen of Farmington and his sister Gayleen of Idaho. He was predeceased by his dad Charles Adams and the love of his life Bonita Sisk.
 
A graveside service will be held in the spring. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
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Phyllis P. Clendenning (1920-2010)

Phyllis P. Clendenning, 90, of Farmington passed away Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington. She was born Nov. 29, 1920 in Easton, Maine the daughter of Carl W. and Marion (Bartlette) Hanson. She graduated from Vanceboro High School in 1938. On March 6, 1939 she married Owen Clendenning in Milltown, they raised four children in Vanceboro.  Once the children were on thier own she decided to put herself through nursing school.  Phyllis graduated from St. Josephs Nursing School in Bangor at the age of 45. She worked at Eastern Maine Medical Center and Bangor area nursing homes before retiring. After residing in Vanceboro for over 45 years they moved to Brewer in 1966 and then to Farmington in 1998. She also enjoyed cooking, knitting, reading, reciting poetry, and traveling. Phyllis was active in the community through her children as they grew up and was always there to volunteer.
 
Phyllis is survived by two daughters Linda Nelson of Wilton and Sandra LaBrecque and husband Frank of Winslow; a son Paul Clendenning and his wife Karen of Glenburn; fifteen grandchildren Joseph, Andrew, Dodie, Debora, Steven, Kathy, Kelly, Robin, Jason, Patrice, Ronald, Claire, Francine, Janelle, and Paul;several great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband and love of her life Owen (who passed away in 1990), son Wayne, son-in-law Barry Nelson, and two brothers Carl Jr. and Orville.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. TInterment will be at a later date in Vanceboro. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Allen Pomeroy Butterfield (1936-2010)

Allen Pomeroy Butterfield (Butter), 74, of Jay passed away Sunday December 26th.  at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born in Chesterville Me., June 29th 1936 to Nathalie Butterfield Robbins of Chesterville. He grew up in Chesterville and attended Farmington High School.  Allen joined the Army, and served from 1955 to 1957 as a corporal with the military police, stationed in Berlin Germany and then was released to reserve duty until 1961. After service to his country, he was employed with the G.H. Bass Shoe Company in Wilton Maine, and continued to work for several other shoe manufacturers in Maine until he retired. He was a well known member of the community and was a member of the veterans clubs of Jay for many years. During his retirement he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking in his shop. He supported the Special Olympics by volunteering through the Veterans associations. He catered many events for many people over the years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
Allen married Violet Newcomb of Wilton and had two children, Victor and Suelene. He later married Doralice Sawyer of Camden, Me. and had three children, Bryce, Barry, and Julie. He is survived by his wife, five children, fourteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by two aunts, several cousins and one niece.  He was predeceased by his mother, four siblings, one grandchild, and several aunts and uncles.
         
NOTICE: Butterfield, Allen 12/26/2010 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington from 6-8 p.m. On Thursday, Dec. 30 a Memorial Service with Rev. John Tolman officiating, will be held at 1:00 p.m. also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Special Olympics of Maine, 125 John Roberts Road, Suite 19, South Portland, Maine 04106. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

SERVICE: A graveside service for Allen will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11:00 at Farirview Cemetery in Farmington.

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Lester Harold Fitch (1916-2011)

Lester Harold Fitch, 94, of New Sharon passed away Jan. 5, 2011 in at Inland Hospital in Waterville after a long illness. He was born March 25, 1916 in New Sharon the son of Albert and Georgia (Etta) Fitch. He was born in the home where he spent 89 years of his life. Lester was educated in New Sharon Schools and graduated from New Sharon High School in 1934. On June 22, 1947 he married Anita Florence Oakes in Farmington. Lester continued watching over the family dairy farm. He was sole caretaker of his parents for nearly a year. Upon the death of his father Lester and Anita cared for and ran their dairy farm for thirty five years. In 2005 they moved to Waterville to live in an apartment in their daughter's home. He was a member of the Franklin Lodge #123 A.F.&A.M., a lifetime member of the New Sharon United Methodist Church, a former member of the New Sharon Grange, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Lester was a very humble man, a loving, kind father and grandfather, a good friend to all, and dedicated to his work. He took great pride in his family, his home, and his friends.
 
Lester is survived by his wife Anita of 63 years; his son Brian and his wife Naomi of New Sharon; his daughter Beth Anne of Waterville; grandsons Jesse Lester and Hunter Tyler Collins of Waterville; a very dedicated ex-son-in-law Jay Collins of Winslow; a brother-in-law David McClusky of Jay; and a niece Marjorie Neal of Farmington.
 
NOTICE: Fitch, Lester 1/6/2011 Visitation  will be held on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington with funeral and Masonic services immediately following at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Karen Garcia and Rev. John Tolman officitating. Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington in the spring. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Sharon United Methodist Church, c/o Cindy Pratt, 177 Weeks Mills Rd., New Sharon, Maine 04955 or the New Sharon Masonic Lodge #123 A.F.& A.M., P.O. Box 127, New Sharon, Maine 04955. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

SPRING BURIAL NOTICE: A graveside service will be held for Lester Fitch on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
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Mary P. Serrada (1912-2011)

Mary P. Serrada, 98, of Farmington died Jan. 5, 2011  at the Pierce House in Farmington. She was born Aug. 20, 1912 in New York City. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Jennie (Sami) Palenzona. Mary was a high school graduate of 1929. She worked as an administrative clerk at the Irving Trust Co. on Wall St., New York City from 1928 to 1947. In 1946 she married the late Frank S. Serrada upon his return from combat in WWII. In 1958 they moved from Bayside, New York to Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey where they lived for 48 years. In 2004 Mary moved to Farmington, Maine at the Pierce House to reside closer to her son, Peter. She found a very comfortable environment there and enjoyed participating in the house activities, especially crafts and music.
 
As a homemaker she enjoyed cooking and tending her garden of vegetables and flowers for which she exchanged seeds and plants with neighbors and family. A member of the Glorious Years Seniors at St. Peter's Parish for twenty years, she enjoyed traveling with her husband and the other members. She collected milk pitchers and loved to watch the birds at her feeders.
 
Mary is survived by her son, Peter Serrada and his wife Colleen of Rome, Maine; two nephews Peter Palenzona of New York City and Joseph Serrada of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; and three nieces Mary Ann Szafranski of Point Pleasant Beach, JoAnn Milazzo of Jackson, NJ,  and Jane Lang of Havertown, PA. She was predeceased in 1996 by Frank Serrada, her husband of 50 years, her sisters Anna and Olga Palenzona, and her brother Mario Palenzona.
 
NOTICE: Serrada, Mary 1/5/2011 Visitation will be held at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. A funeral mass will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Middle St., Farmington at 10:00 a.m. A reception at the parish hall on the corner of Quebec and Middle St., Farmington will be held immediately following the funeral mass. A graveside service will be held at the Calvary Cemetery #3 in Woodside, NY at a later date. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Hazel M. Towle (1932-2011)

Hazel M. Towle, 78, of Farmington died Jan. 11, 2011 at her home. She was born in East Wilton on July 23, 1932, fifth child of Mabel Jewell and Percy Tilton. She attended the one room Intervale School and Wilton Academy. Hazel worked at the Shiretown Restaurant, Howards Liggett Rexal, WT Grants in Farmington, and retired from Foster Manufacturing Co. in Wilton. She volunteered for six years at Sandy River Nursing Home, supported her husband Maynard in his propane business, and loved serving coffee in her kitchen to friends and family. Hazel also loved gardening, nature, shoes, gentle people, and little children.
 
Hazel is survived by her husband Maynard R. Towle of Farmington; son Howard (Buffalo) Towle of Temple and children Dallas and Megan; daughter Gerri Adams of Portland and sons Mitchell and Nolan; Paul E. White and family of Orrington; Fred White and family of Mexico; a brother Raymond G. Tilton; and sisters Doris M. Cersosimo and Shirley A. Thompson both of the Wilton area. Hazel was predeceased by brothers Wesley P. Tilton of Conn. and Florida and Percy R. Tilton Jr. of Togus; and a sister Dorothy L. Merrow of Wilton.
 
A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington later in the spring. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

SEVICES: Hazel M. Towle of Farmington who died January 11, 2011. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at the Fairview Cemetery on June 12th at 2:30 pm with Rev. Dr. Richard Waddell Jr. officiating. Following the services, all are welcome to stop by the Towle home at 325 Wilton Road.
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Wayne W. Backus (1921-2011)

Wayne W. Backus of East Wilton and Punta Gorda, FL. passed away Jan. 13, 2011 at the Charlotte Regional Medical Center in Punta Gorda. He was born December 2, 1921 on the family farm on Titcomb Hill in Farmington, the son of Walter B. and S. Louise Jackson. In 1925 Wayne and his mother moved to the Smith farm in North Chesterville, attending schools there and in 1939 he graduated from Farmington High School. Growing up during the Great Depression and even as a small child he wanted to earn money and given 25 crippled-toed chickens he created his own poultry business. He also delivered the Lewiston Evening Journal and worked after school and on weekends at various filling stations. Wayne was in business for one year with his brother-in-law Kenneth Lambert at the Esso Station on Hippach Flat.  For two years after graduating from high school he worked in the shipping room at the Wilton Woolen Mill followed by two years for the New England Shipbuilding Corp. in South Portland advancing to be a sub-foreman.
 
On March 15, 1941 Wayne married A. Vestena Perkins of Wilton, living in Wilton and in Beans Corner until World War II broke out and they moved to Portland until he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He did his basic training at Parris Island, S.C. followed by advanced training at Camp Lejuine, N.C. He spent several months on Kauii before being transported to Okinawa where he participated in action against the enemy. Following Japan's surrender Wayne was sent to China where his job was to disarm the Japanese and send them back to Japan. He was discharged from the Marine Corps on March 3, 1946.
 
On April 10, 1946 Wayne and his wife, Vestena, purchased the old Noyes Corn Canning factory in East Wilton and founded Backus Garage. Starting with selling used cars they obtained the Studebaker franchise followed by Jeep, Chrysler, IH trucks and eventually Dodge. Being civic minded Wayne served two terms on the Wilton School Committee during which he instigated closing the Dryden, East Wilton, and East Dixfield grammar schools and building the Cushing School. He also served on the Wilton Health Committee, was treasurer and then president of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce where he helped the Wilton Tanning Co. become established. Wayne was also chairman of the Wilton Republican Committee. He was a member of the Wilton Lions Club holding numerous offices including King Lion and served as Zone Chairman of the Lions International covering Maine and New Brunswick. He and other veterans established the Wilton Development Committee, which was the forerunner of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce, and was active in changing Wilton to the Town Management form of government. Wayne was a member of the American Legion Post No. 117 as well as the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).
 
In 1972 after their son, Wally, purchased Backus Garage, they went into the business of purchasing old houses and renovating them into modern apartments, leasing them to tenants for several years and eventually sold them to their son, John, and their daughter, Janis Stinson.
 
Wayne and Vestena enjoyed spending several winters on the French Island of St. Barths in the Caribbean where they built a home. Upon selling their property there they established a home in Punta Gorda, FL.
 
Wayne is survived by his wife Vestena; sons Wally and his wife Annette of Farmington, and John of East Wilton; his daughter Janis Stinson of Dryden; his half sister Marilyn Powers of New Sharon; 17 grandchildren; and 34 great grandchildren. Wayne was predeceased by his brothers John of Texas and Lauriston of Titusville, FL; sisters Kathleen Lambert of Farmington and Evelyn Munson of Burlington, VT and East Wilton; and a granddaughter Leah K. Stinson of Dryden.
 
NOTICE: Backus, Wayne 1/13/2011 Graveside services will be held May 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton with a reception to follow at Wayne and Vestena's home. Donations may be made in Wayne's memory to the Wilton Area Food Pantry, P.O. Box 517, Wilton, Maine 04294. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

SPRING BURIAL NOTICE: A graveside service for Wayne Backus Sr., who passed away Jan. 13, 2011 in Punta Gorda, FL, will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. 
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Norman Charles Coy (1943-2011)

Norman C. Coy, 67, of Oquossoc, Maine passed away Saturday Jan. 22, 2011 at his home in Oquossoc.  He was born March 8, 1943 in Coudersport, PA, the son of Clarence C. and Margaret V. (Bradley) Coy.  He attended school in Austin , PA and went on to join the U.S. Marine Corps.   Following his time in the millitary he went to school to learn computer programing in Pa, moved to New Jersey, and commuted into New York City for work.  Durring this time he met his first wife, Diana Guillermo, she predeceases him.  He then met Kayko Kitiyama and they were married in 1977.  He worked in the computer programing field for many years retiring from the corporate world as a project manager as he went to work for the computer consulting company that his wife had started a few years prior, called Strategic Directions Inc.  They worked together until thier retirement to Oquossoc where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and cooking.  He had his private pilot's license, and also enjoyed scuba diving with Kay in the Carribean.
Survivors include his wife, and his mother, a sister, Mary Glover, and a brother Walter Goodwin, several cousins, including a cousin Shirley Garzel, whome he loved dearly.  He is predeceased by his father, and a cousin John Garzel
 
Notice:  Coy, Norman C. 1943 - 2011,  Visitation will be at the Rangeley Free Baptist Church from 10 - 12 AM Thursday 01/27/11 with a memorial service immediately following at noon with Rev. Scott Wilson officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation 108 Court St. Farmington, ME 04938.  Online condolences may be sent to Kay at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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William Randall Noble Sr. (1923-2011)

William R. Noble, 87, resident of Wilton passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine on January 23, 2011.
 
He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Russell C. and Mary Ethel (Randall) Noble of Hamden, Connecticut. He attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He enlisted in the Merchant Marine which required him to travel all over the world. He worked for Crucible Steel as a Sales Engineer upon his return from the Service. He married Elizabeth C. Barnes of Hamden, Connecticut in 1954. In 1956 they moved to North Scituate, Rhode Island where they lived for 33 years, restoring a New England home built in 1729 which they named ‘Hidden Wells’. There they raised their three children. Bill and Betty had a lifelong passion for both sailing and travel were their journeys took them to England, Africa, Alaska and sailing along the Eastern Coast of the United States. He retired in 1987 from Cartech Inc., as a Steel Engineer and in 1991 he and Betty retired to Wilton, Maine where they enjoyed many years together, golfing, gardening, and the company of friends. He was a member of the Franklin County Aircraft Modelers Club from 1996-2011 and had served as President of FCAM for three of those years.
 
He is preceded by his beloved wife, Betty.
 
He is survived by his sons, Steve Perrins and his wife Susan of Placerville, CO; Randy Noble of Wilton, Maine; his daughter Gleyn C. Noble of Henniker, NH; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
 
NOTICE: Noble, William Sr. 1/23/11 At William's request there will be no services at this time. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Sandra Kay Starnes (1949-2011)

Sandra Kay Starnes, 62, originally of Kingfield, died peacefully in the presence of her family on January 30, 2011 at Franklin Memorial Hospital.
 
She was born January 29, 1949 in Farmington, the daughter of Rosalind and James K. Starnes. At the age of 22 she moved into what is now known as the Rumford Community Home where she was loved by all and was given the name “Queen Bee”. In November of 2007 she moved to Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center to be closer to her family and in no time at all, it was clear that she was “Queen Bee” there as well, due to her loving spirit and infectious personality. Her favorite activities included church services, bingo, NASCAR, country music and spending time with her family and friends.
 
She is loved by her father Ken Starnes and his wife Becky of Chesterville, brother Dale Starnes and wife Georgette of Jay, sister Sonya Dearborn and husband Richard Dearborn of Kingfield, nieces and nephews, Joshua Starnes, Kristy Starnes, Kylie Shaw and Alex Shaw, and was predeceased by her mother Rosalind Starnes of Kingfield.
 
NOTICE: Starnes, Sandra 1/30/11 A time of sharing and visiting will be held at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 1:00pm with a Celebration of Life funeral service following at 2:00pm. An additional service and reception will be held at Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center at a later date. Remembrance gifts may be given in lieu of flowers to the Activity Funds of Edgewood Rehabilitation 221 Fairbanks Rd., Farmington, ME 04938 or Rumford Community Home, 11 JFK Lane, Rumford, ME 04276. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

SERVICES: A graveside service for Sandra will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 3:00 at the Strong Village Cemetery.
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John F. Roderick (1949-2011)

John F. Roderick, 61, of Embden passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wed., Feb. 9, 2011. He was born on Oct. 14, 1949 in Skowhegan to Roland and Rosalie (Walker) Roderick. He attended Skowhegan schools. John served in the Army in Germany and then saw active duty in Vietnam where he was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service. John worked for Mylon Turner in his saw mill for years and then for Frank Rotondi and Bruno Poulin on their cattle farm. After being employed at Wood Tech, John worked at Sugarloaf for 28 years until he retired in 2008. John's favorite past time was spoiling his granddaughters. He also enjoyed camping with his family, BBQing, and playing cribbage.
 
John is survived by his beloved wife Lorraine (Fotter) Roderick of 40 years, their son Travis Roderick and his wife Kory and children Chelsea, Isabel, and Olivia, all of Avon, his mother Rosaliee Roderick, siblings Larry Roderick, Gloria Veilleux, Tom Roderick, Ronald Roderick, Robert Roderick, Donna Quimby, Betty Roderick, and Michael Roderick. John was predeceased by a two year old sister Nancy, his father Roland, and his son Terry Lee Roderick.
 
John will be remembered and sadly missed by many other family members, friends, and past co-workers.
 
NOTICE: Roderick, John 2/9/11 Funeral services will be held on Sat., Feb. 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Sugarloaf Chapel at Sugarloaf Mountain, Carabassett Valley, Maine. A gathering will follow at a place to be announced. In lieu of flowers those wishing may send donations to their local animal shelter. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

SERVICES: A graveside service for John Roderick of Embden, who passed away Feb. 9, 2011, will be held on Sat., June 11, 2011 at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. 
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Rudolph P Toothaker (1924-2011)

Rudolph P. Toothaker, 86, of Wilton passed away on Feb. 14, 2011 at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington. He was born Nov. 25, 1924 at Beans corner in Jay, the son of Erwin R. Toothaker and Esther B. Toothaker. As a youth he attended the one room school house in Beans Corner and furthered his education by graduating from Wilton Academy in 1942. During World War II he entered the Army in 1943 and served for 16 months on the European Front as a driver for his colonel. This proved to be rough work in an open jeep during the winter. Frozen hands were common. After the war ended he returned to Maine and on June 22, 1946 he married Helen A. Orff at the Congregational Church in Wilton. Together they createdd their home on the shore of Wilson Lake and have taken great pride in living there since 1959.
 
Rudy was a participant in community life and involved in numberous organizations which included Wilton Lions, Masons, Shriners, Legion, and others. He was an avid tennis player until the age of eighty and was one of the original members of the Sandy River Players. He worked many years for local shoe shops before extablishing his own Real Estate Office on Main Street in Wilton. Upon retirement Rudy could be found on the Weld Road working with his land which he called "The Pit." He enjoyed playing with his farm tractor and harvesting fire wood.
 
Rudy is survived by his wife Helen of Wilton; daughter Brenda Stinson and her husband Owen of Wilton; four grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Rupert of Wilton and Thayden of Farmington.
 
NOTICE: Toothaker, Rudolph 2/14/11 At Rudy's request there will be no services. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Bertha T. Bean (1919-2011)

Bertha T. Bean, late of Farmington, ME, passed away Feb. 14, 2011 after a brief illness. She was born on June 27, 1919 in Chester NH, the daughter of Ethel May (Moore) and Louis Martin Butterfield. Bertha spent her childhood years in Raymond, NH and Kittery, ME. She graduated from Traipp Academy, and after graduating business college, worked during WWII as supervisor in the drafting department at Kittery Naval Shipyard. On Sept. 10, 1944 she married the love of her life, Merit W. Bean. After Merit’s graduation from the University of NH, they settled in his hometown of Errol, NH where she resided for 52 years and raised their 4 children.
 
A loving wife, devoted mother and superb homemaker, Bertha enjoyed summers at their vacation home on Long Island, ME as well as skiing at Bald Mountain and Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, ME. In support of her husband’s passion for flying, she received her Pinch Hitter certification from the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association. Throughout her marriage, she and Merit enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada. One of the highlights of her later years was her trip to Italy and Austria with her daughter Juanita (Chummy) and son Merit Jr. (Buzz) at the age of 84. She was an avid antique collector and spent many memorable hours at antique auctions throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
 
She was pre-deceased by her husband Merit, her son Laury A. Bean, and daughter Nona A. Royce. She is survived by her son-in-law Peter Royce of Barrington NH, her daughter Juanita (Chummy) Bean and son-in-law Bradford Smith of Farmington ME, her son Merit (Buzz) W. Bean, Jr and daughter-in-law Sally Bean of Madrid ME, her grandchildren Tonya Bean of Yorkville IL, Jonathon Royce of Nashua NH, Brian Royce of Oklahoma City OK, and Tucker Smith of Seattle WA.
 
NOTICE: Bean, Bertha 2/14/2011 Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 18th from 4-7 PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St, Farmington, ME. Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Feb. 19, 2011 at the Errol Congregational Church, Main St., Errol, NH. A reception will follow at the Errol Town Hall. Donations may be made be made in Bertha's memory to the Errol Congregational Church care of Butch Lane, PO Box 175, Errol, NH 03579. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Albert W. Smith (1925-2011)

Albert W. Smith, 85, of New Sharon passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. He was born Oct. 4, 1925 in New Sharon, the son of Frank H. and Lena A. (Works) Smith. He attended New Sharon schools and married Miriam Salo on Aug. 23, 1959. Albert was in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Germany. He worked the family dairy farm his whole life with his brother James. Albert was a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge in New Sharon for over 55 years serving as Tyler. He also served on the board of directors as Vice President at the Farmington Farmers Union, and was Deputy Treasurer for the town of New Sharon. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, playing cribbage with his grandson, watching pulling at the Farmington Fair, spending time visiting with friends, and watching sports on television.
 
Albert is survived by his wife of 51 years, Miriam; his son Arnold Smith of Auburn; his daughter Naimi Smith-Vieno, her husband Jarmo Vieno, and thier son Niklas of Finland; his sister Ruby Smith of Tampa, FL; his brother James Smith of New Sharon; cousins Etta Suites of FL, and Edith Hill of CT; nieces and nephews Frank, Ben, Rob, Edie, Sonny, and Eric; cousins and special relatives Kim and Bradley; neighbors and friends. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Hazel.
 
NOTICE: Smith, Albert 2/20/11 Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 from 12:00 - 1:00 at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Immediately following at 1:00 a funeral service and Masonic service will be held at the funeral home with Rev. John Tolman officiating. A reception will follow at the New Sharon Masonic Hall. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Rd., Auburn, Maine 04210. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Frank Serino Jr. (1939-2011)

Frank Serino Jr., 71, of Weld, known by most as Red or Clint, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at Central Maine Medical in Lewiston with his wife and family by his side. Frank was born in Clifton, NJ Sept. 10, 1939 the son of Frank Sr. and Sarah (Burton) Serino. When Frank was nine years old his family moved to Lake Hopatcong, NJ. He worked for New Jersey Power & Light as a Class 1 Mechanic for 25 years. After retiring he and his wife Kay moved to Weld in February 1986. Frank enjoyed small town living, taking on positions in the town of Weld, including road comissioner for several years, and then working side by side with his buddy Ron up until this past summer. Frank also worked with Heatly Line Construction for several years . He loved his town and the people in it and could be seen anywhere just chatting with most.
 
Frank enjoyed his family and wished they all could be around all the time. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, feeding his deer, going for long rides with Kay, and his camp. He looked forward to spending time with his sons, grandchildren, his pals Chinnook and Brooke, and his hunting buddy Cal. He looked forward to his time in the summer which he would spend at Big Eddie with his wife, then in October to attend Super Dirt Week in Syracuse, NY, and November to spend time at camp with his buddies and his sons, even if he did not go out.
 
Frank is survived by his wife of 50 years Kay; their two sons, Frank Serino and his wife Mary of Milford, PA, and Randy Serino and his wife Diane of Weld; grandchildren Angela and Brett Serino, Anthony Callegari all of PA, Meagan Gaboury and her husband Lewis of Farmington, Angela Chapman and her husband Fred of Farmington; great grandchildren Natalia, Kayla, Brittany, Alexsis, Kasey, and Jordan; and his best pals Holly and Brooke. Frank was predeceased by his parents and his sister Sandy.
 
NOTICE: Serino, Frank 2/20/11 There will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Double B Equine Rescue, 997 West Mills Road, Industry, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Margaret (Peggy) Moorhead Dawes (1922-2011)

Margaret (Peggy) Moorhead Dawes, 88, of Farmington died Monday, February 21, 2011 in Farmington. She was born on May 23, 1922 the daughter of the late Patrick Moorhead and Felecia (Feerick) Moorhead. Peggy graduated from Newton Mass. High School and went to work for the Lewis Shepard Company. She married Wilfred Dawes on November 24, 1948. She had two sons, Robert Dawes and his wife Lucy of Milford and Dennis and his wife Kim of Belgrade.
 
When her husband obtained a job as Personnel Manager at Forster Mfg. Co. they moved to Farmington in 1968, making Farmington her permanent home. In February of 1968 she started work at The Kyes Agency, Inc. She was a true professional and was dedicated to her work. Her work ethic was incredible. She gained much respect in the insurance world as an outstanding business woman. She retired in 2002 but continued to work part time until 2005. Peggy was an active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and Alter Guild in Farmington.
 
The family would like to offer special thanks to Lory Zamboni for her love, care, and support. Also thanks to June and Maynard Williams.
 
Peggy is survived by her two sons; four grandchildren Eric Dawes, Jennifer Gomm and husband Lance, Ryan Dawes, and Kevin Dawes; and her great granddaughter Mykayla. She was predeceased by her husband and two younger sisters Barbara Ventre of Plymouth, MA and Mary Davis of Uxbridge, MA.
 
NOTICE: Dawes, Margaret (Peggy) 2/21/11  - Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 133 Middle St., Farmington. Donations may be made in Peggy's memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Alma L. Dube (1922-2011)

Alma L. Dube, 88, formerly of Stratton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Edgewood Manor in Farmington, where she was currently a resident, with her family by her side. She was born in 1922 in Woburn, Canada the daughter of Arthur and Emilia (LeCours) Brault. Alma married Honore J. Dube Jan. 3, 1941 in Oquossoc. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Stratton. She had a great sense of humor. Alma loved to knit and also enjoyed her flower gardens.
 
Alma is survived by 12 children Cecile Comeau of Rumford, Lucille Gatchell and her husband Merrill "Bo" of Nobleboro, John Dube and his wife Laurel of Stratton, Marcel Dube and his wife Cindy of Willits, CA., Fran Murphy and her husband Tom of Westbrook, Hug Flannigan of Eatonton, GA, Deano Haines of Stratton, Norman Dube of Eatonton, GA, Monique Hamlin and her husband Harry of Windham, Leo Dube and his wife Cindy of Lebanon, Mark Dube and his wife Donna of Temple, and Claude Dube of Stratton; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Alma was predeceased by her husbandHonore in April of 1986 and two daughters.
 
NOTICE: Dube, Alma 2/22/11 A mass of christian burial will be held at St. John Catholic Church in Stratton on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Plante officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Alma's memory to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Doreen "Dody" Hellgren (1957-2011)

Doreen "Dody" Hellgren, 53, of Temple passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at her home following a long illness. She was born Nov. 2, 1957 in Farmington the daughter of Homer W. and Ruth A. (Witham) Goodwin Jr. She graduated from Mt. Blue High School in 1975. On Nov. 13, 1989 Dody married Toby Hellgren in Temple. She was a homemaker, taking care of her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and nieghborhood kids. She enjoyed brook fishing and riding the back roads of Temple and sometimes venturing out of town. She loved her cats Friskie and Callie, playing scrabble, cribbage, and poker (all of which she excelled at), but most importantly she loved her granddaughters Mackenzie and Paityn.
 
Dody is survived by her husband Toby; her parents; her daughter Heather Hellgren of West Farmington; a step daughter Kristin Hellgren of MN.; a step son Erik Hellgren and his wife Angela of Missouri; two granddaughters MacKenzie and Paityn; five step grandchildren Terrell, Travelle, Emani, Kalise, and Laquan; three sisters Darcea Smith of Chicago, Laurie Goodwin of Lewiston; and Dina Goodwin-Short of Phillips; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her extended family from New Jersey. She was predeceased by a special friend she considered a brother Tony Gatto, and her mother and father-in-law Bertha and Vilio Hellgren.
 
NOTICE: Hellgren, Doreen "Dody" 2/28/2011    A memorial service will be held at the Temple Town Office on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor J. Gensel officiating. Those wishing may make donations in Dody's memory to The National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Ave, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062-5040. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family to www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Clara L. Fitz (1938-2011)

Clara L. Fitz , 99, of New Sharon passed away Wednesday evening March 2, 2011 at Orchard Park  Rehabilitation and Living Center.  She was born July 8, 1911 in New Sharon , the daughter of Charles A. and Ora L. (Webster) Thompson.  She graduated from New Sharon High and then the Sherwood School of Music & Dramatic Art in Chicago.  Clara married Arland Fitz in New Sharon on July 10, 1938.  She worked as a teacher her whole life, in several towns, including Palmyra, Vienna, Starks, and Norridgewock, from which she retired in 1973. She was a member of the New Sharon Grange # 238, and was Chaplin of the Maine State Grange from 1979-1991.  She was a member of  The Order of The Eastern Star, and  the New Sharon Congregational Church where she was the organist for many decades.  She enjoyed knitting, sewing, and public speaking. She put her college degree to work not only by playing music, but by coaching numerous skits and plays over the years at both the Grange and the schools.
Surviving her are two daughters; Jayne Wilcox and her husband Oman of Wasilla, AK, Jeane Barber and her husband Frederick of Pownal.  Three grandchildren, Andrew Eggleston, Richard Shute, and Valerie Davis.  Four great-grandchildren, Drew, Benjamin, Karamon, and Nevin.  Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by a grandson, Alan Eggleston, and a sister, Celia Ames.
 
 
Notice:  Fitz, Clara L.  3/2/2011   A Memorial service will be held at the New Sharon Congregational Church in the spring, to be followed by interment at the New Sharon Village Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Service 108 Court St. Farmington, ME.  Donations may be made in her memory in leu of flowers to the New Sharon Congregational Church, c/o Glenda Raymond, P.O. Box 114, New Sharon, Maine 04955, The New Sharon Methodist Church, 177 Weeks Mills Rd., New Sharon, Maine 04955 or the New Sharon Volunteer Fire Dept., 68 Main St., New Sharon, Maine 04955.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

SERVICES: A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held for Clara on Sat., May 28th at the New Sharon Congregation Church 11:00 am, a burial at the Village Cemetery, and  refreshments/luncheon will follow at the Easter Star Masonic Lodge. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
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Thayne E. Heath Sr. (1935-2011)

Thayne E. Heath Sr., age 75, son of Elisha and Barbara Heath, born April 9, 1935 in Sherman, Me. died peacefully Saturday, March 19,2011
at his home with his family by his side. 
 
Thayne was a hard worker and always willing to help others.  He worked as a woodsman, carpenter, farmer, construction worker, and many other jobs. He was also a fireman for 33 years and a member of the Mason and the Elks.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, and being with friends. Thayne will be missed greatly by all.
 
He left behind his loving wife Carolyn of 56 years, his sons David Heath (wife Rachel) of Chesterville, Me, Daniel Heath of Jay, Me., Michael Heath (wife Debra) of Sanford, Me. , and Thayne Heath Jr. (wife Dorothy) of Wells, Me. , his  daughters, Thaylene Bernard (husband Andrew) of Livermore, Me., and Muriel Neil (husband Jeff) of Farmington, his brother Joseph Heath of Orlando, FL, 34 grand children and 39 great grand children.  He was preceded  by  his parents Elisha and Barbara Heath, Son Roger, Daughter Maylene, Brothers Wayne and Raymond, and sister Muriel.
 
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, March 23, at the Farmington Falls Church of the Nazarene.  Thayne’s son Rev. Thayne Heath Jr. will be officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
 
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Richard "Dicky" Bruce Greco (1950-2011)

Richard Bruce Greco, 61, of Dixfield died unexpectedly on March 19, 2011. He was born Jan. 19, 1950 in Norwalk, Connecticut to Patrick and Pearl Greco of Farmington. Dicky grew up in Farmington and went to the Farmington schools. He served in the U.S. Army. Dicky enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching all the wildlife in his back yard and helping his mother with her lawncare and odd jobs around the house. His ready smile and hearty laugh will always be remembered and he will be missed for no one can take his place.
 
Dicky is survived by his daughter Kelly Malcome of Hawaii; his mother Pearl Greco of Farmington; brother Pat L. and wife Kathi of Great Barrington, Mass., brother Ronald and wife Judi of East Wilton, sister Gail Hatings of Livermore, brother Gary of Durham, sister Pamela and husband Duane of New Vineyard; grandsons Derrik Flag of Louisiana; Brandon Malcome of Hawaii; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. He was predeceased by his father Patrick.
 
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. On-line condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Virginia (Ginny) Learned Buotte (1938-2011)

Virginia (Ginny) Learned Buotte, 72, of Farmington died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, surrounded by her loving family, at Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington. Ginny was blessed with 11 more years of life as a result of her son John donating a kidney.Ginny was born in Rumford Nov. 24, 1938 the daughter of William and Isabel (Brown) Canwell. She graduated from Stephens High in 1956. She enjoyed her work as a CNA and EMT in the Bethel area, and as a manager for CN Brown before retiring in 1995 due to poor health. Ginny had an empathy for the ill and unfortunate and an instinct for providing aid and comfort which earned her the respect and gratitude from the many she helped. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, the Red Hats, family gatherings, and camping at Natanis Point Campground in Eustis.

Ginny is survived by her daughters Debra Brown and husband Fred, Sheri Judkins and husband Rodney,  Cindy Sweetser, Vikki Kemp and husband Carson, Tammy Jolinand husband Leo, son John Learned, stepdaughter Linda Robinson and husband Ron, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, and 2 step great grandchildren. Ginny is also survived by her sister Carole Freeman and 4 brothers Richard, Maurice, Timothy, and Randall.  Ginny was predeceased by her parents, her husband Nelson, brother John Canwell, and son-in-law Leo Poirier Jr.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Edgewood for the excellent care Ginny received during her two year stay.

NOTICE: Buotte, Virginia (Ginny) 4/5/2011 A graveside service will be held on May 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Johns Cemetery in Rumford. Those wishing may make donations in Ginny's memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

SPRING BURIAL NOTICE: Graveside services will be held on May 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Johns Cemetery in Rumford.
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Ruby Day Rolfe (1915-2011)

Ruby Day Rolfe of Wilton passed away at home on April 6, 2011 at the age of 95. Born in Bethel, Maine on November 15, 1915, she lived in Locke Mills with her parents, Charles and Dolly (Buck) Day until she graduated from Woodstock High School in 1933. Ruby married Clarence Rolfe on November 25, 1933 and lived in West Bethel or Bethel for over 60 years before moving to Wilton in 1995 to be closer to her son.

During her time in the Bethel area she was a stay-at-home Mom while her children were young and then in the mid 1950's she opened a shoe store which evolved into a successful women's clothing store on Main St. in Bethel. The store was sold in 1975. After her retirement she and her husband wintered in Florida for several years enjoying the seasonal escape from the harsh Maine winters. She also enjoyed going on recreational retreats, especially with her family, in the summers throughout her life.

Ruby was known and loved by many for her compassion, generosity, and willingness to help others. She was an excellent cook and seamstress and enjoyed knitting, card playing, and beano. Her family was the focus of her life.

Ruby is survived by her daughter, Patricia Newman of Danvers, MA; her son Eldred Rolfe and his wife Rosalie of Wilton; her grandchildren Tami Cronin and husband Rick of Peabody, MA, Philip Bartlett and his wife Sharon of Huntinton, NY, Theo Bartlett and Scott Ericson of Greenville, NH, Amy Bullen and her husband Todd of New Sharon, and Rebecca Marden and her husband Vernon of Wilton. She is also survived by 9 great grandchildren, Kelly Stephens, Patrick Manning, Stephanie Manning, Kimberly Cronin, Amanda Cronin, Kaitlyn Bullen, Meghan Bullen, Mackenzie Bartlett and Jarrod Bartlett, as well as 2 great great grandchildren, Ava Cronin and Leah Paradis.

Ruby was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, a brother Charlie Day and his wife Grace, and all other close relatives of her generation. She also lost a son-in-law Earl Newman in 2002.

Ruby will be greatly missed by her family and her long-time and recently acquired friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Armand Auger for his knowledge, diligence, and compassion in caring for Ruby and extending the length and quality of her life.

A Memorial Service will be held at the West Bethel Union church on May 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. immediately followed by refreshments and interment at the Pinegrove Cemetery in West Bethel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ruby's memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, Hospice Division, 15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, Maine 04243-0819. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Send your condolences to the family of Ruby Day Rolfe

Adam Lucien Nile (1992-2011)

Adam Lucien Nile, 19, of Poland died in an automobile accident in Mechanic Falls, ME on April 8, 2011.  He was born in Farmington, ME, February 8, 1992, the son of Jamie E. Nile and Catherine L Pingree.  He attended Poland Regional High School but, as an independent thinker, refused to be led by the blind and chose, rather, to earn his GED at Mechanic Falls Adult Education. 

Adam began his schooling in Telluride, CO, surrounded by teachers and community members who loved, nurtured, and affirmed him.  He earned a ski scholarship through the assistance of his Rainbow Preschool teachers and sped down the slopes with the members of the Comet Ski Program.  He attended first grade at Kingfield Elementary, ME and skied with the Bubblecuffers of Sugarloaf Mountain.  He ceased skiing when he discovered snowboarding, which he enjoyed until he passed.

He was a natural baseball player who excelled during his little league years. No one could touch him. He highly respected and appreciated Coach Ray Douglas, of Poland, who made the sincere effort to appreciate and foster Adam’s natural gift. As an avid fisherman at the age of four, Adam joyously reeled in 16+ in. trout from the brooks of CO. Needless to say, he was less than impressed with brook fishing in ME! He continued fishing, however, sometimes with his bare hands along the Sandy River Valley.  Each summer he looked forward to jumping from the cliffs of Smalls Falls and camping and chilling with his friends in Bar Harbor.

Friends and family describe Adam as a ray of sunshine, uplifting, happy, funny, loyal, and giving. He cared deeply for his friends, family, and pets, never failing to let them know how much he loved them.  He has, through his brief lifetime, inspired his father to be the best he can be, striving to live each day with honor and strength.  He was a leader and a trendsetter.  He knew who he was and what he stood for.  His parents feel blessed to have been touched by his spirit.  His friends will fondly (or not) remember his singing!

Adam is survived by his parents, step-father Timothy Towle of Poland, grandmother Nancy Davis of Farmington, grandfather Clyde Pingree of South Paris, aunt Deborah Nile of CT, aunt Jill and uncle John Chinnery of St. Thomas, V.I., aunt Suzanne Pease, uncle Dan Pease, and cousin Ryley Pease of Wilton, uncle Clyde Pingree II and cousin Jacob Boivin of Wilton, uncle Michael D. Pingree and aunt Irena Pingree of Saco, Aunt Susan Gray and cousin Razel Gavin of Portland, Cousin Jacqui Boivin Clary of Farmington, and cousins Army PFC Hazen Pingree and Marine LCPL Clyde L. Pingree III. Adam was predeceased by his grandmother  loving grandmother, Aldana Witham Pingree and his great aunt Brenda Witham Allen. 

NOTICE: Nile, Adam 4/8/11 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Farmington with a funeral service immediately following. Those wishing may make donations in Adam's memory to The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals),  PO Box 96929, Washington, DC, 20090-6929. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Margaret Ann Savoy (1939-2011)

Margaret Ann Savoy, 71, of Strong passed away Monday, April 18, 2011 at her home. She was born July 9, 1939 in Hodgdon, Maine the daughter of Lewis P. and Jennette (Bard) Markey SR. She was educated in the schools of Hodgdon and graduated from Hodgdon High. In January 1957 she married Elden Savoy SR. Margaret worked at Bic Pen in Milford, CT as a machinist until her retirement. She loved playing cribbage, watching NASCAR and the Red Sox, and camping with her family all over New England. 

Margaret is survived by her husband Elden; her daughters Chiquita Welch and her husband Frank of Strong, and Catherine O'dea and her companion Joseph of Farmington; her son Elden Savoy JR. and his wife Deborah of CT; five grandchildren Susan, Danielle, CJ, Barbara Ann, and Margaret Ann; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters; five brothers; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother David.

There are no public services planned at this time. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com . Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. Farmington.
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Ann Willing (1922-2011)

 

 The world is full of stories of courage, greatness, love, betrayal, tales of world shapers and the makers of history. –Yet there are far more stories that are much simpler, stories of people who live, grow old, and die, affecting only those who love them.

     One such story ended quietly, at home, with family. Ann Willing (“Mommy Ann,” to her family), whose laughter enriched the lives of everyone who knew her, passed away early Monday, May 2.

     She will be missed.

     Ann was born on Feb. 20, 1922, a small child--according to her mother, “no bigger than a shoebox”—in New York, but she grew up in Everett, Mass. She met and married Carl Willing shortly before he went off to fight in Europe, during WW II. Ann supported the war effort by volunteering to work with the USO. It was a time she always remembered.

      Shortly after Carl returned, the new family moved to Hialeah, Florida, where Ann grew to hate the heat and humidity.

     --But she lived there for more than 30 years, until Carl retired, when they moved to Tennessee, then Georgia. After Carl’s death, Ann moved to Maine, to live with family, then back to Florida, and finally, back to Maine, where she lived until her death.

     Ann traveled extensively, visiting Mexico, the Caribbean, Ecuador, and Colombia. She also lived one year in Thailand.

     She learned a great deal from her travels.

     She learned not to drink the water in Mexico.

     She learned that elderly ladies need to be careful when dismounting elephants.

     She learned NEVER to order chili dogs in Thailand.

     --And she learned that the best part of traveling is returning home.

     Ann is survived by her older brother, John, her twin brother, Bill, her children, Carol, Carl, and David, her adopted family, Tom, Sue, Randy, and Lynn Simmons, her daughter-in-law, Alison, and granddaughter Meghan, who were at her side at the end, as well as numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends—And most of all, her dog, Bonnie.

     They will all miss her sense of humor, her infectious laughter, and her dedication to her family.

     At Ann’s request, there will be no service. Instead, on Mother’s Day, her ashes will be scattered with the ashes of her husband from the top of Tater Hill, in Temple.

     Anyone wishing to honor Ann’s memory is encouraged to contribute in her name to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, at 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine, 04938.

     Now, only one final journey remains.

     Perhaps, there will be more to learn along the way.


 

 
 
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Pauline Joan Robinson (1949-2011)

Pauline Joan Robinson, 61, of Farmington passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Redington-Fairview Hospital in Skowhegan. She was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Oct. 13, 1949 the daughter of Alexander and Blanche (Katzen) Krivisky. She was educated in the schools of Baltimore and attended Mergent Haler. On Oct. 31, 1988 she married Richard Robinson in Connecticut. Pauline worked as a secretary for the Social Security Administration in Baltimore until her retirement. Pauline was a member of the Times Square Church in New York City. She enjoyed needlework, computer games, reading, and crossword puzzles.

Pauline is survived by her husband Richard of Farmington and her brother Leonard Krivisky of Las Vegas, Nevada. She was predeceased by her parents and her pastor Rev. David Wilkerson.

NOTICE: Robinson, Pauline 5/6/2011 A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Send your condolences to the family of Pauline Joan Robinson

Irene Ann Cushing (1936-2011)

Irene Ann Cushing, 74, of Farmington passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Sandy River Center for Healthcare in Farmington surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 13, 1936 the daughter of Fred and Sadie (Pomerleau) Richard. Irene was a 1955 graduate of Livermore Falls High and had a degree in cosmetology. On June 13, 1959 she married Robert W. Cushing. She worked as a secretary in many places over the years. She also worked in the special education department at Mt. Blue High School before working in the loan department at Franklin Savings Bank until her retirement. Irene was a member of the singing group "The Melodiers" in high school, and after. She was a devout Christian woman having attended and enjoyed several different churches and denominations over the years. Irene was a member of the Red Hat Society. First and foremost she enjoyed her family, spending time in nature, cross country skiing, photography, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Irene is survived by her husband Robert; two sons Douglas Cushing and his significant other Dalene Sinskie of New Sharon, and Richard Cushing and his wife Lorraine of Livermore Falls; grandchildren Cheyanne, Chayse, Brooke, Jessie, Aaron, and Jerrica; her sister Linda Cyr; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Raymond.

NOTICE: Cushing, Irene 5/10/2011 Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 6-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 10:00am. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com Send your condolences to the family of Irene Ann Cushing

Ella Mae Davis Getchell (1946-2011)

Ella Mae Davis Getchell, 65, of Farmington died peacefully May 16, 2011 at Rumford Community Home. She was born March 22, 1946 in Bangor, a daughter of Roswell and Nancy June (Bartlet) Davis. Ella grew up and was educated in Brewer. After school she went to work at various jobs such as waitressing at Peter's Restaurant and cooking at Phillips-Strickland House and Boyd Place, where she worked until she was forced to retire. After her retirement Ella moved to Farmington and lived there until her passing.

Ella was a 28 year member of the Brewer Eagles Club and going there to dance the night away and listen to "Ron" was her favorite thing to do. Her real passion though was Elvis and she had an extensive collection of his memorabilia.

Everyone who knew Ella liked her. She was quiet and soft spoken but she was also a barrel of laughs at times. She had a wonderful sense of humor even when it came to her illness.

Ella was predeceased by her parents, her brother Ralph, her sister Clara, and her grandson Christopher. She is survived by her two sons Michael A. Davis of Farmington and Christopher R. Davis of Utah; a daughter Ena Young and granddaughter Tiffany; her brother John Davis and his wife Darlene of Colorado; sisters Bernice and husband Al of Chesterville, Susie Worcester of Orono, Gerry-Lou and husband Leroy Mayhew of Bangor; and many nieces and nephews. Lastly, Ella leaves her very best pal and "cohort in crime" Linda Carter of Farmington.

There will be a Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A reception will follow at 114 Thompson-Walton Ct. in Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations to help the family with final expenses would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com   Send your condolences to the family of Ella Mae Davis Getchell

Richard Gabrielski (1952-2011)

Richard W. Gabrielski, 58,  of New Portland passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Northwood, New Hampshire. He was born May 25, 1952 in Salem, MA the son of Clarence L. Gabrielski and Christine Jenkins Roy. He served over 20yrs in the Coast Guard where he became a chef. He worked at local business's after his retirement. Richard enjoyed hunting and fishing, four wheeling, and was the best story teller. He loved to laugh and most of all loved his friends and family dearly.

Richard is survived by his daughters Amy Lynn Gabrielski and Laurie Ann Gabrielski; his grandson Derek Gareilski; his granddaughter Krystina Gabrielski; his niece Deja Vu Goodman;his nephew Justin Goodman; his sister Melissa Goodman and husband Paul. He was predeceased by his wife Eleanor.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Veterans Cemetery in Augusta with Thomas Farrar officiating. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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June Teresa Moceus (1923-2011)

June T. Moceus, 88, of New Sharon passed away at her home on Monday, May 30, 2011. She was born January 21, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of John W. and Teresa (Benoit) Mahnke. She attended New York Schools. June married John Moceus in 1949 and together they worked on their dairy farm untill his passing in 1974. During the time that followed she worked for Forsters Mfg. and Bass Shoe until her retirement in the late 1980's. June was a very talented artist and also an avid gardener. She was also a Red Sox fan.

June is survived by her daughter Lindy Moceus and her companion Curtis Brown of Vienna; her son William Moceus and his wife Elaine of New Sharon; two grandsons Jason Moceus and his wife Lisa of Northfield, NJ, and Joseph Moceus of La Mesa, CA; one great grandson Ryan Moceus of Northfield, NJ; two brothers George Mahnke and his wife Margaret of Colebrook, NH, and Ernest Mahnke and his wife Katherine of Henderson, NV; several nieces and nephews. June was predeceased by her husband and her sisters Beatrice and Margarite.

There will be no public services held at this time. Those wishing may make donations in June's memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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James W. Smith (1927-2011)

James W. Smith, 84, of New Sharon passed away quietly in the home of his ancestors and the room he was born in early Saturday morning June 4, 2011. He was born Jan. 13, 1927 to Frank H. and Lena Abby Works Smith in New Sharon. He was a life long dairy farmer with his brother Albert, who predeceased him by only 4 months. He was educated in the schools of New Sharon graduating in 1944. In August of that same year he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served 14 months at the end of WWII stationed in Trieste, Italy and Pula (a town now in Croatia). On August 21, 1960 he married Hazel Baud in Farmington and enjoyed 39 years until her passing in 1999. James served 47 years as a selectman of the town he loved as well as various positions on the library board, cemetery association, Historical Society, Masons Lodge, and Congregational Church.

James is survived by three children; Frank, Ben, and Robert; Frank's stepdaughters Heather and Ally; Ben's wife Kim and their son and grampa's special pal Bradley; sister Ruby and sister-in-law Miriam; many nieces, nephews, neighbors, friends, and Ralph the cat.

The family would especially like to thank Don and Mr. Whoopie for standing vigil with us in these last days. God bless you both.

NOTICE: Smith, James W. 6/4/2011 Visitation will be held on Friday, June 10, 2011 from 6-8 at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held on Saturday June 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Sharon Congregational Church with Rev. Marcia Charles officiating. Interment will be at the New Sharon Village Cemetery following the service. Donations may be made in James' memory toward A Community Flower Garden Fund, c/o Russell Gardner, P.O. Bos 76, New Sharon, Maine 04955. Those wishing may send condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com   Send your condolences to the family of James W. Smith

Verna Betts (1921-2011)

Verna Betts, 89, of Rangeley passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011 at her home in Rangeley. She was born on Nov. 9, 1921 in Medford, NJ, the daughter of Clemens J. and Susan V. (Maxwell) Baessler. Verna was a graduate of Rancocas Valley High School in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.  As a young lady she worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone. She then went to work in Dr. R. Winfield Betts's office. They married years later. Upon Winfield's move to a hospital Emergency Department practice in 1964, Verna cared for their children. She enjoyed going for walks in the woods, bird watching, reading, and spending time with her family.

Verna is survived by her daughter Margaret "Peggy" Betts of Rangeley; her son Watson Kirk Betts of Rangeley; her brother Richard Baessler and his wife Josie of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Garland Ledbetter, her husband Richard Winfield Betts, three brothers Frank, Paul, and Fred, and a sister Mary.

There will be no services at this time. Those wishing may make donations in Verna's memory to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
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Henry Hannaford Phillips (1950-2011)

Henry Hannaford Phillips of Rangeley passed away suddenly on the morning of June 12, 2011 while a patient at CMMC  in Lewiston. He was born in the town of Avon, Maine on March 5, 1950. Henry was married 36 years to his beloved wife Sue and they enjoyed many wonderful years together, playing cribbage, watching movies and going for rides, but they especially loved spending time with their family at their many cook outs. After long cold Rangeley winters, Henry always looked forward to spring fishing with his best friend and son in law, Eugene White and his grandsons, James and Eugene. Besides Sue, Henry had three special girls in his life, his daughter Velma, who he loved to always make sure she was on her toes, and his two granddaughters, Mikayla and Gabrielle with whom he spent many hours playing the games Scat and Trouble. Henry had many wonderful friends and considered each and every one a part of the family, from his adopted daughters, Carol Rose Savage and Kelly Wheaton to Morris and Linda Henderson, Roy White, Jr. and Francis and Olive Ross, Henry’s family was large and loving.


Henry is survived by his wife Susan K. Phillips of Rangeley. His daughter, Velma White and her husband, Eugene and their children, James, Eugene, Mikayla and Gabrielle of Rangeley, his brothers Lewis and Waylon and sister Wanda, and their children, all of Wilton, Maine, and his sister Katie Callmore of Palmyra. Henry was predeceased by his parents Waylon and Leora Phillips and four siblings. At Henry’s request , there will be no funeral but a celebration of his life at the home of his daughter Velma on June 25th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to his wife Sue for burial expenses. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com


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Phyllis Ada (Nichols) Atwood (1925-2011)

Phyllis Ada (Nichols) Atwood passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was born in Kingfield, October 30, 1925, one of twelve children born of Ada May (Durrell) and Orrin P. Nichols. She married Roland B. Atwood on April 20, 1946, and they were parents of two sons, Hayden E.
and Roland E. She lived most of her life in Kingfield and worked at Kingfield Wood products for many years. She and Roland also worked at Judson’s Sugarloaf Motel in Carrabassett in the late ‘50s, just as that area began to develop as a tourist destination. In 2005 Phyllis moved to Northfield Green in Portland and made many new friends there. She most recently was a resident at St. Joseph’s Manor, also in Portland, where she was cared for by a dedicated and supportive staff.

She is survived by her sons, Hayden and his wife Anne of Portland; Roland and his wife Bridget of Ulen, MN; her sister Nadine Nichols of Kingfield; and her beloved grandchildren Stephen, Michael, Guy, William (Bill), Daniel, Leah, and a step-grandson Nicholas May, as well as many close and special cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Roland, as well as her parents and brothers Clinton C. (Bill) Nichols, Hayden R. Nichols and Harry R. Nichols (who died at birth), and sisters Wilma Essency, Pearl McCleary, Shirley Holbrook, Elgie Nichols, Hilda Durrell, Erma Whitney, and Jacqueline Goff.

NOTICE: Atwood, Phyllis 6/29/2011 In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to either the Residents’ Fund, St. Joseph’s Manor, 1133 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04103; or to the First Lutheran General Fund, First Lutheran Church, 132 Auburn St., Portland, ME 04103. There will be no visiting hours; a graveside service will be held Saturday, August 6, at 1 p.m. at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farminton. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Patricia Scucci (1947-2011)

Pat Scucci, 64, of New Vineyard died Friday, July 1, 2011 at her home. She was born March 15, 1947 in Newark, NJ the daughter of John and Margaret (McGlone) Schroth. Patty had resided in New Vineyard since 1974. She worked for early childhood education programs in the Farmington and Augusta areas for many years. In 1982 Patty established the local Freash Air fund program; a New York City based organization that matches inner city children with rural host families for summer vacations. Throughout her life she was an avid gardener.

Patty was a loving mother and grandmother to daughter Jennifer, son-in-law Leo, and grandchildren Maya and Ben. She is also survived by her brother John Schroth and his children Laura and Christopher. She was predeceased by her sister Cindy.

NOTICE: Scucci, Pat 7/1/2011 Friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 from 4-5 p.m. at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. In lieu of flowers contirbutions may be made in her honor to the Fresh Air Fund (www.freshair.org). Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Ernest C. Bubar (1956-2011)

Ernest C. Bubar, 55, of New Sharon passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington after an accident that occurred at Sandy River Farm where he worked. Erniewas born May 28, 1956 to Wendall and Marjorie Bubar. Ernie is survived by his wife Maureen Bubar of 17 years and their six children, seven grandchildren, more than nineteen nieces and nephews, his sister Anna Wilber, his brother Roger and his wife Laurie Bubar, his brother Dennis and his wife Nancy Bubar, his brother David and his wife Laura Bubar, his brother Steven and his wife Debbie Bubar,  his very special long-time friend James Wilber, and many other friends and family.

Ernie cherished his life and loved his family very much. He enjoyed family gatherings, singing, laughing, hunting, fishing, walks, and motorcycle rides. Anything that had to do with the great outdoors Ernie enjoyed doing with the company of his family and friends. Ernie was an exceptionally hard working, honest man with a gentle soul. He will missed but never forgotten.

NOTICE: Bubar, Ernest 7/1/2011 A graveside service will be held at the Village Cemetery in St. Albans on Friday, July 15, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Martin "Bud" A. Priebe (1929-2011)

Martin "Bud" A. Priebe, 82, of Industry, passed Monday night July 11, 2011 surrounded by his family, at his home on Clearwater Lake.  He was born March 19, 1929 in Bergenfield, NJ, the son of Martin A. and Josephine M. (Gold) Priebe.  He graduated from high school in Massapequa, Long Island, NY.  He then started his own painting business before entering the US Army, serving as Military Police in Germany.  Upon returning to New York he met and married his wife Arden in 1954.  While continuing his painting business they summered in Industry, ME at Clearwater Lake, moving up permanently in 1978.  Not having it in him to fully retire, he was involved with countless endeavors, including establishing the Fabric Inn in Farmington, maintaining several camps on Clearwater, owning apartment buildings, and serving on the Planning Board for the town of Industry.  His greatest passion, and a hobbie since the age of eight, was raising and racing pigeons. He competed in the Islip Terrace Club and Southern Long Island Combine on Long Island, NY.  He was also a member of the Central Maine Pigeon Flyers

Surviving family members include, his wife of 56 years, two daughters, Valarie Swain and her fiance Steve Lewis, Cheryl Lewis and her husband David, a son Paul Priebe and his significant other Rose Otley, all of Industry.  Three grandchildren, Jessica, Nicholas, and Katie.  A sister Lucile Murphy of Madison. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by two sisters, Marie Priebe, and Helene Messina

NOTICE:  A graveside committal service will be held at the Fairview Cemetery in Farmington Monday July 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Marcia Charles officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. Farmington, ME.   Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society-New England Division, Inc.  One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086. Online condolences my be sent to the family via www.adamsmcfarlane.com 
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Sylvia Wells Holbrook (1916-2011)

Sylvia Wells Holbrook, 95, of Farmington passed away on July 20, 2011 at Edgewood Center for Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington where she had been a resident since Dec. 29, 2008. She was born on Feb. 26, 1916  at the Wells Homestead, on what is now the Holbrook Road on what is now the Anson Valley Road, to Harry O. and Lena D. (Allen) Wells. She was the last sibling in the family of ten. She attended schools at Tacott Corner in New Vineyard and in Madison traveling by horse and buggy. She married Irving C. Holbrook on Jan. 28, 1932 and lived 76 years on the farm known as Hillcrest Farm at the end of the road. She was most content staying on the farm and rarely left the hill.

Sylvia was known as "The Butter Lady" having made as many as 8,516 pounds of butter in a single year. Even vacationers heard of her outstanding quality butter and would bring coolers to pack the butter in when they returned home and often she had a waiting list for her butter. Sylvia was featured in Down East & Yankee for her butter making techniques and was also featured in the book "Women Living on The Land". She often said the flavor was from her happy, contented cows.

At one time she was a 4-H leader to a club in New Vineyard and then assistant leader of the Franklin County 4-H Working Steer Club. She was an honorary member of the Maine Milking Shorthorn Society.Registered Milking Shorthorns were raised on the farm and her matched pairs of calves were sought after and in great demand. Her Milking Shorthorns were shown at many of the Maine fairs and at the Big E in West Springfield, Mass. Fryeburg Fair honored her in 2001 as one of their outstanding exhibitors. She enjoyed pulling the oxen in the "powder puff" classes.

She had attended the Mountain View Bible Church in New Vineyard. Sylvia was ever so proud of her vegetable gardens, her strawberry beds, her magnificent glads she raised, and of course her fabulous yeast rolls. During winter months she made quilts for many of the family members. On April 16, 2010 she was honored by the State of Maine as an outstanding matriarch of Maine Agriculture.

Sylvia is survived by her children; sons Lewis and Rodney of New Vineyard;daughters Eleanor Pooler of Solon, Lucille Bates of Hermon, Barbara Steward of Augusta, and Donna Holbrook of New Vineyard; 18 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, and  a great great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years Irving C.; a son Harry O.; her parents Harry and Lena Dell Wells;her brothers Venora and George;her sisters Frances Roberts, Olivia Parlin, Marion Arcutt, Emma Hargreaves, Bernice Moore, Virginia Goodyke, and Ester Fletcher; nieces and nephews Mary Ellen Fletcher, Virginia Lidstone, Frank Kenny, Millard Parlin Jr., Roland Hargreaves; Osborne Wells, John Roberts II, and Thelma Wacome.

NOTICE: Holbrook, Sylvia W. 7/20/2011 Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 1-3 at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A graveside service will take place at the family lot in the East New Portland Cemetery on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 4:00 with Rev. Sherwood Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 10310, Portland, Maine 04104. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.

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Emerson R. Gould (1928-2011)

Emerson R. Gould, 82, of Farmington passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington. He was born Dec. 9, 1928 in North New Portland, the son of Raymond and Grace (Newell) Gould. Emerson attended school in North New Portland and then married Earnestine Hewey, having four children with her, she died in 1973. For many years he worked as a self employed carpenter and painter. In 1965 Emerson went to work for International Paper in Jay, retiring in 1996. In May 1974 he married Arliss Balser.  Emerson enjoyed dancing back in the day when dances were held as community events, sometimes going three nights on the weekends. He also enjoyed traveling and getting together with his large family. He was known to always be a gentleman and to enjoy life. Emerson was a former member of the Farmington Elks Lodge.

Emerson is survived by his wife of 37 years, Arliss; six daughters, Shirley Twidwell and husband Bill of Rumford, Diane Ryerson and husband James of Topsham, Eva French and husband Albert of Vassalboro, Lorraine Smith of Livermore, Catherine Siggens of Madison, Julie Perkins and husband George of Benton; son Royce Gould of Portland; 17 grandchildren; Angela, Jamie, Melonie, Karen, Rebecca, Jeremy, Anita, Troy, Amy, Nicholas, Ashley, Michael, Joseph, Sean, Shawn, Cindy, and Melissa; 22 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; a sister Albertine Smith of Wilton; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Emerson was predeceased by two sons, Lewis Daniel Newcomb Jr. and Coleman Gould, a sister Althea, and two brothers Raymond and Dwight Gould.

NOTICE: Gould, Emerson   7/22/2011    A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 11:00am at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Emerson's memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Doris V. Jackson (1915-2011)

Doris V. Jackson, 96, of West Farmington passed on peacefully at Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington on Sunday, July 24, 2011. She was born in Industry on May 5, 1915 the daughter of Maurice E. and Mona A. (Luce) Oliver.

Doris was a very active person and her outgoing personality filled her life with many friends, both young and old. For many years she raised Poodles and Lhasa Apsos. The State of Maine appointed her as an Animal Welfare Officer receiving highest honors for years of hard and dedicated work. Doris served as a member of the first Board of Directors at the Franklin County Animal Shelter. She enjoyed reading her bible and attending a variety of churches in the area.

Doris is survived by her daughter Jean Jackson Dubord and her husband Larry of Farmington. Two grandchildren, Julee Daoust of Farmington, and Cerrita Grant and her husband Robert of Hollis, NH. Her great grandsons Ian, Alec, and Liam. There are also many nephews and nieces. Her nephew Richard Jackson and his wife Jeannie were particularly close to her. Doris was predeceased by her husband Charles H. Jackson of Farmington, a sister Phyllis Boles, and her mother and father.

NOTICE: Jackson, Doris 7/24/11 At Doris' request there will be no funeral service. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in her memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Elmer A. Norton (1986-2011)

Elmer A. Norton, 24, of Livermore Falls died Friday, July 29, 2011 in Chesterville. He was born Sept. 29, 1986 in Farmington the son of Clayton A. and Roxanne (Adley) Norton. He attended SAD 9 schools and worked as a handyman for family and friends. Elmer enjoyed taking care of his dogs, listening to music, and working on cars. He loved to hang out with friends and family, especially at the yearly pig roast. More than anything Elmer loved Daymien Fournier like a son.
Special thanks to Pam who was like a mom to Elmer.

Elmer is survived by his father and stepmother; his grandmother Audrey Richards of Chesterville; his sister Holly Norton of Farmington; his brothers Leroy Norton, Leo Norton and his wife Dottie, and Daniel Shorey and his wife Eliza; a niece LeiAnne and a nephew Dexter; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother in 2007.

NOTICE: Norton, Elmer 7/29/2011 There will be no services at this time. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences can be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Dorothy Rand Lawrence (1925-2011)

Dot Lawrence, 86, of Farmington passed away July 27, 2011 at the Pierce House in Farmington, Maine with her daughter Rose at her side. Born in Portsmouth, NH to Norman and Dorothy Rand along with sisters Winifred and Frances. Dot married Robert Lawrence, a Maine forester and moved north to the Skowhegan farm where they had their three children Rob, Mike, and Rose. They later moved to Wayne, Maine.

A mother of adventure and energy, she often led a gaggle of children including her Portsmourh nieces and nephews, up mountains, down ski slopes, along with camping and boating. Unstoppable, Dot later chased down her offspring and rode the Kennebec River Gorge in Mike's raft, drove through the woods to Rob's sporting camps far north of Moosehead Lake, and flew in a bush-plane, with steadfast friend Arlene, to find Rose's cabin in the Allagash.

Among Dot's favorites: the Rand Family Reunion at sister Winnie's, being a Sugarloafer which included skiing and dancing, living on Eustis Ridge with sister Fran, having grandchildren Eric and Magalloway over for sleepovers, weaving baskets with her Stratton basket-case friends, Ron and Esa's exercise group and birthday lunch ladies, traveling the world in planes, boats or a camper, and years of canoeing with the Upcountry Guinea Pigs down the Allagash, Penobscot, Aroostock and Kennebec rivers. Surrounded by paddling buddies, sister Fran in the bow, usually lost or at the very least in an unknown location, Dot would be smiling and laughing, raising her glass to the sunset.

There are many who will miss her wit, humor, and love. Mike and wife Peggy Lawrence, Rob Lawrence and friend Kathy with grand children Nicole, and Willy, Rose and her husband Doug with grandchildren Magalloway and Eric, cousin Louise and her never-ending garden, dedicated friend Arlene whose long visits Dot looked forward to and loved, and Auntie Fran who without hesitation, accompanied her sister on many adventures into the unknown and unexplored.

Thank you to the concerned and caring people of Stratton, Maine, a community Dot treasured being a part of.

A special thanks goes out to the incredible women who work at the Pierce House. Their never-ending devotion to our mother was amazing.

Mom loved the running waters, surf at the ocean, and the stillness of a lake. For those who want to, choose a pebble and toss it into the water, and send a prayer to Dorothy Rand Lawrence.

Arrangements under the direction Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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John A. Thomas (1924-2011)

John A. Thomas, 87, of Rangeley passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Togus in Augusta. He was born may 21, 1924 in Eustis the son of Carl A. and Dorothea (Sylvester) Thomas. He was raised in Eustis and at the King and Bartlett Sporting Camps. He was an outstanding athlete while attending Stratton Schools. John attended Colby College in Waterville until entering the Army. He served in the 594th EB&SR in the South Pacific until injured and honorably discharged. John joined Hathaway Shirt Company in Waterville where he lived and worked for 41 years and became plant manager.


He was married to Jean Ellis, of Stratton, in 1946 and they had two children, John W. who presently resides in North Carolina, and Patricia L. who now resides in Arkansas. John subsequently married Thelma Roberts on October 25, 1952. They have one daughter, Pamela Nobbs of Rangeley.


John enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, skiing, and traveling in their R.V. His favorite place to visit and fish was Alaska. He and Thelma traveled to Europe and to Colorado to ski several times. John also had an extensive collection of stamps and coins which he most enjoyed when, for health reasons, he could no longer be active in the out-of-doors. Following retirement he and Thelma moved to Rangeley to enjoy the beautiful area with wildlife and forest right outside their window. John was an ardent supporter of the Rangeley Region Guides' and Sportsmen's Association, serving as Membership Chairman and on the Board of Directors for several years. He also a member of the Rangeley Congregational Church where he served as a Deacon for a time.


John is survived by his wife, Thelma of 58 years; daughters Pamela and Patricia; his son John (Wally); several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a sister Christine Wright of East Vassalboro.


NOTICE: Thomas, John A. 8/4/2011 A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel at The Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta Friday, August 12, 2011 at 12:00 noon with Rev. Bill Carter officiating. Donations may be made in his memory to The Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsman's Association, P.O. Box 244, Rangeley, Maine 04970 or to the Rangeley Congregational Church, 2 High St., Rangeley, Maine 04970. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Elizabeth "Betty" Perkins (1918-2011)


Elizabeth "Betty" Perkins, 92, of Farmington passed away peacefully at Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington surrounded by her family on Thursday, August 11, 2011. She was born Sept. 13, 1918 in Wenham, MA the daughter of William and Eunice (Herrick) Porter. She attended Beverly High and then Copley Fashion School in Boston. Betty married Robert Perkins Oct. 4, 1940, he passed in 1994. She worked at General Electric in Lynn, MA while Bob served over seas in WWII. After the war she was a homemaker raising a daughter and a son. Betty and Bob  moved to Farmington in 1955.  Betty worked at Howards Rexall and then for Howard Strang Jr.'s Dental practice until her retirement. She was a member of the Fairbanks Union Church, The Hospital Extension, and also volunteered at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Betty loved chocolate, animals, flowers, and was a fabulous cook. She was also a great seamstress and enjoyed making handmade clothes and quilts.

Betty is survived by her daughter Barbara Wheeler and her husband Charles of New Sharon; her son Gary Perkins and his wife Sharon of Glen, NH; two grandchildren Chad Wheeler and his wife Megan, Heidi DeLuca and her husband Gianluca; and four great grandchildren, Addison and Aubrey Wheeler, and Stefania and Raffaela DeLuca. She was predeceased by her husband Bob and her sister Lydia.

NOTICE: Perkins, Elizabeth "Betty" 8/11/2011 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 from 11:00-1:00 at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will follow at 1:00PM with Rev. Bob Goodin and Rev. Doug Walrath co-officiating,  interment immediately following at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in Betty's memory to The Fairbanks Union Church P.O. Box 206 Farmington, ME 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Norma E. Nile (1926-2011)

Norma E. Nile, 85, of North Anson passed away Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Victorian Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation in Canton. She was born April 2, 1926 in Langtown the daughter of Everett R. and Anna S. (Brackett) Heath. She attended the schools of New Vineyard. She later met Paul O. Nile and they were married on Dec. 23, 1944 in Kingfield. Norma was a home maker raising eight children, "mothering" and caring for many more. She was an active member of the New Vineyard Congregational Church, of the Ma & Pa club in New Vineyard, and also the Lemon Stream Grange. Norma loved spending time visiting, celebrating, and playing games with friends and family. She also enjoyed listening to, collecting, and playing music. She liked to read, do puzzles, and her cookie jar was always full.


Norma is survived by two daughters, Dayle Norton and her husband Wendell of New Portland, Sissy McDonald and her husband Bob of North Anson; six sons, Dennis Nile of North Anson, David Nile and his wife Jennifer of New Vineyard, Doug Nile and his wife Janet of New Vineyard, Dan Nile and his wife Ellie of North Anson, Paul Nile Jr. and his wife Michelle of Madison, and Frank Nile and his wife Laurie of Embden; 38 grandchildren; 80 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; a sister Marjorie Howard of New Vineyard; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a dog "Pup". She was predeceased by her husband Paul in Dec. 2000, a son Peter, four sisters Virginia, Kay, Elaine, and Joyce, and two brothers Colon and Paul.


NOTICE: Nile, Norma E. 8/14/11 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 from 1-3 at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington with a funeral service to follow. Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in Norma's memory to The American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Richard G. Morton (1918-2011)

Richard G. Morton, 92, of Farmington died peacefully August 14, 2011 at the Pierce House, after a long and fulfilling life surrounded by the love of his family.

He was born August 27, 1918 in Farmington, the son of Lloyd B. and Gladys Matthieu Morton.  Richard was a true son of Farmington, growing up downtown on Main and Perham, and later across from the old hospital.  He graduated from Farmington High School in 1936 and from the University of Maine, as a mechanical engineer in 1940, with highest distinction.   He married his childhood sweetheart, Barbara Atwood, at his grandparent’s home on Perham Street in Farmington on March 8, 1941.  He and Barbie loved to dance, once she taught him the steps.

Their first home together was in Hawthorne, New Jersey where Richard worked as a field engineer for Wright Aeronautical, testing airplane engines.  Together with their brother in law, Sonny Austin, they heard the Sunday morning news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and rushed to Times Square to experience the event.   Soon thereafter Richard entered active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army and served as an anti-aircraft battery commander in World War II, 4th Army, 377th Anti-Aircraft battalion landing in Normandy and fighting through France, the Ardennes,  and into Southern Germany, receiving the Bronze Star and leaving the service with the rank of Major.

After the war, Richard set aside his desire to be a professional engineer and returned to Farmington to help his father run the Morton Motor Company automobile business and to bring up his family in the town that he loved.  He and Barbara built a home and a life together on a lovely knoll on the Fairbanks Road, until her death on March 11, 2005.  He gave back to his community as a school committee member, town budget and loan committee member, occasional moderator, hospital trustee and Farmington Public Library Trustee.  He was a leader and key participant in the efforts to build the new Farmington High School (now the Middle School) and Mount Blue High School and to relocate and build a new Franklin Memorial Hospital.  He was also a Director and President of the Maine Automobile Dealers Association, a director and board chairman of First Bank N.A. in Farmington and later a Director of Merrill Bank.  He was a Mason, a Shriner, a past president of Farmington Lions Club and a Deacon and 25 year choir member of Old South Congregational Church.  He also received the ‘M’ Award for service to the University of Maine.

Richard’s public service continued as a member of the Maine Executive Council 1967/68 under Governor Curtis, in the Maine House of Representatives from 1973 to 1980, serving on Appropriations, Taxation and Veterans and Retirement, and on the Maine Ethics Commission.  All who worked with him in any capacity spoke of his high intellect, great work ethic, integrity, and commitment to fairness.

Richard was a devoted husband, father and grandfather enjoying concerts, plays, ballgames and any other activity involving his family, and creating a special and enduring connection for all of them with the long time family cottages at Pemaquid and Varnum Pond.  He loved to read history, science and biographies and was always ready to challenge his children to quizzes on any subject.  He patiently taught each generation to play cribbage.

In retirement, Richard and Barbara traveled the world retracing his war time routes in England and Europe and visiting their son in Korea and Japan. 

He is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Hylan and her husband, Dan, of Farmington, and Patricia Larson and her husband, Ed, of North Wayne; a son, Richard M. Morton and his wife, Joyce, of Farmington; grandchildren Marion Hylan Barr of Hallowell, Daniel F. Hylan of Skowhegan, Rebecca Larson Lord of Washington, D.C., Christina Larson Belknap of Orono, John D. Morton of New Salem, MA, Miles L. Morton of New York City; a great-granddaughter, Clio Barr, a sister-in-law, Olive Bailey of Sarasota, FL., a brother-in-law William Hawkens of Derby, VT., and several much-loved nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his sister, Betty Austin, and her husband Nelson “Sonny” Austin, and his wife’s siblings: Donald Atwood of Wilton, Earl “Bussie” Atwood of Farmington, Shirley Hawkens of Derby, VT, Gretchen Bell of Bucksport and Norma Decker of Bucksport.

Special thanks to the staff, Trustees and Friends of Pierce House, for the wonderful care given to our father over the past two years, and special thanks to Androscoggin Hospice for their loving care.

NOTICE: Memorial services will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Farmington (Old South), Main Street, Farmington, with the Rev. Kim Hoare officiating. Interment with Military and Masonic Ceremonies immediately following at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements are under the care of Adams-Mcfarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. Farmington. Should friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Morton’s memory to Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy Street, Farmington, ME   04938. Condolences may be sent to family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

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Roland Elmer Adams (1925-2011)

FARMINGTON - Roland Elmer Adams died August 20, 2011 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington following a long illness. Roland worked for many years driving truck for Floyd Enman and at Besaws' Garage in Jay, Maine.  He was educated in the Farmington Schools. He enjoyed spending much of his youth visiting his grandparents, Charles and Bernice Adams, in the Beans Corner area  in Jay. He was born April 26, 1925 to Lucille [Kennedy] and Hartland Adams. Roland is survived by  the mother of his children, Joyce [Whitney] Adams Conlogue, sons Dennis Adams, Ricky Adams, and twins Danny and Randy Adams.  He is also survived by daughters, Cindy Kidder and Lori Cousins. Surviving siblings are Harold Adams of Farmington, Beulah Libby of Fairfield Center, Rodney Adams of Farmington and Linda Martin of Oakland. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other extended family. Roland was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Lovell, a daughter, Sandy Sabins and three grandchildren, Edward Tibbits, Cheryl Kidder and Blaine Adams. The family would like the thank the staff at Orchard Park for the wonderful care and kindness they provided to Roland and the family.

There will be a graveside service to be announced at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Roland Elmer Adams (1925-2011)

Roland Elmer Adams died August 20, 2011 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington following a long illness. Roland worked for many years driving truck for Floyd Enman and at Besaws' Garage in Jay, Maine.  He was educated in the Farmington Schools. He enjoyed spending much of his youth visiting his grandparents, Charles and Bernice Adams, in the Beans Corner area  in Jay. He was born April 26, 1925 to Lucille [Kennedy] and Hartland Adams. Roland is survived by  the mother of his children, Joyce [Whitney] Adams Conlogue, sons Dennis Adams, Ricky Adams, and twins Danny and Randy Adams.  He is also survived by daughters, Cindy Kidder and Lori Cousins. Surviving siblings are Harold Adams of Farmington, Beulah Libby of Fairfield Center, Rodney Adams of Farmington and Linda Martin of Oakland. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other extended family. Roland was predeceased by a sister, Joyce Lovell, a daughter, Sandy Sabins and three grandchildren, Edward Tibbits, Cheryl Kidder and Blaine Adams. The family would like the thank the staff at Orchard Park for the wonderful care and kindness they provided to Roland and the family.

There will be a graveside service to be announced at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Joan M. Potter McNally (1935-2011)

Joan M. Potter McNally, 76, of Mount Laurel, N. J., died at home on Sept. 2 after a long battle with cancer and other ailments.

A Wilton native, born in Dryden, Maine, in 1935, she moved to South Jersey as a young woman and raised a family of six children. Her kids, and later their families, were the joy and focus of her life.

For most of that life, in addition to her role as housewife and mother, she worked as a secretary for RCA Corp. in Moorestown, N.J., Supertire Engineering in Pennsauken, N.J., RMC Technologies in Riverside, N.J., and National Towelette in Cinnaminson, N.J., and Bensalem, Penn. — acquiring the status of trusted assistant to the chief executive in a succession of firms.

Joan spoke with fondness and great humor of her childhood in Wilton of doing chores around the farm with her parents, Phil and Myrtle Potter, of attending a one-room schoolhouse, of sharing adventures with her older sister or her cousins. She returned as often as she could for the reunions of her class at the Wilton Academy.

Such an upbringing possibly explains Joan's lifelong love for animals; in recent years her devoted companions were several pet cats. Sports, particularly baseball and football, were another passion. One of the saddest things about her passing is that she did not live to see her beloved Phillies capture what is certain to be another world championship come October. Of some consolation is that she will be able to watch the parade in peace and comfort this year.

Joan's death is mourned by her children: Stephen, Richard (spouse to Victoria Baldwin), Kathleen (Michael Decker), Michele McNally (Jude Sweeney), Ronald (Cindy) and Brenda (Donnie Martelli). She leaves 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson. She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Gerold Toothaker, of Wilton; nieces Vickie (Dan Carrier) of Dixfield, Ronda (Gary Keen), of Ash Grove, Mo. and Linda (John Nichols) of Farmington.

NOTICE: McNally, Joan 9/2/2011 A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Merlene F. Titcomb (1915-2011)

Merlene F. Titcomb, 96, of Farmington passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2011 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. She was born May 13, 1915 in Norway, Maine the daughter of Arthur F. and Ellen (Ames) Thompson. She was educated in the schools of Oxford and Norway.  Merlene worked in manufacturing while in Delaware and when the family moved back to Maine she worked in the Shoe Industry until she retired in 1974 when she married John Titcomb, who passed in 1992. Merlene was a member of the Pythian Sisters and attended The New Hope Baptist Church. She enjoyed collecting dolls, loved to read, liked crochetting and several other crafts.
Merlene is survived by her daughter Patricia Wade and her husband Richard of South Paris; a step daughter Carolyn Eaton and her husband Rick of Industry; two sons Garfield Judkins and his wife Anne of Kokomo, Indiana, and Peter Wade and his wife Marie of Farmington; seven grandchildren Rhonda, Joy, Mark, Tim, Jason, Daniel, Sarah, Chris, and Carrie; nine great grandchildren Brennen, Julia, Erin, Libby, Hannah, Haileigh, Maggie, Hanna, and Cylee; and two great great grandchildren Julia and Sydney. She was predeceased by her husbands Merle Wade and John Titcomb, and her twin Merle Thompson.

A private service for the family will be held at their convenience. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Albion Larcom Hodgkins (1945-2011)

Albion Larcom Hodgkins, 66, of Temple Maine passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 12, 2011 at his home. He was born July 23, 1945 in Waterville the son of Eleanor Annie (Larcom) and Philip Clarence Hodgkins, both deceased. He graduated from Farmington High School and then SMVTI in So. Portland. He served two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines. Albion worked for RCA Corp. diving in Andros Island, Bahamas, was a truck driver for many years and operated his own rig most recently. He lived in Florida for a number of years before returning to Maine a few years ago. Albion loved his Harley and ATV riding. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing on his land in Temple, Maine.

Albion is survived by his brother Doug Hodgkins of Alexandria, VA, his sister Rosalind Hodgkins of Port Jervis, NY, sister Sheri Hodgkins Farthing of So. Casco, ME, several cousins, nieces, nephews, his ex-wife Ann Hodgkins, good friends Glenn Tyler and wife Becky, and his beagle "Zeke" whom he enjoyed immensely.

Services will be held next summer at the convenience of the family. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Mary Lou Katz (1958-2011)

Mary Lou Katz, 52, passed away September 13th at her home in Strong. She was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, the second child of Leonard and Mary Katherine Hering. After graduating Crete-Monee High School, she attended the California College of Art in Oakland, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. After her marriage she moved many times across the country, living in New Jersey, then Vermont, then finally settling in Strong in 1990. In that year she had her first child, and continued to pursue her career from home until the birth of her son in 1995. Though not affiliated with any church, Mary Lou was nonetheless a deeply faithful person.

Mary Lou had many interests and appreciations, but in particular she enjoyed art of any form, and was a talented watercolor painter. She also enjoyed many genres of music, gardening, and was very interested in reading and literature, especially English novels and the works of transcendentalist writers such as Thoreau and Louisa May Alcott.

She is survived by her children, Lenore Katz, and Todd Katz Jr. She was predeceased by her husband, Todd Katz Sr.

A service will be held in Mary Lou's memory at Saint Luke's Episcopal Church in Wilton at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 20th. Those wishing to send condolences may send them to Lenore Katz, 221 Broadway, Apartment 1, in Farmington, Maine, 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

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John Edward Borden Sr. (1930-2011)

John Edward Borden Sr. 81 passed away after a short illness at Farmington Memorial Hospital on September 12, 2011. Born July 4, 1930 in Brookline, Massachusetts’s son of Ellen and Norman Borden. He attended the Brookline School System and graduated in 1947. John served in the US Army until 1964, attaining the rank of Captain in the Armored Division. On November 6, 1954 he married Teresa Spanbauer. He was a resident of Brighton, MA. And New Vineyard, ME and worked at the Highway Department For the Town of Brookline, MA as Motor Equipment Supervisor until retirement. John will be especially remembered as a wonderful husband, father And grandfather. Also, his daily routine visits to friends in New Vineyard.

John was survived by his wife Teresa Borden of Brighton, MA and New Vineyard, ME, his son John E Borden Jr. of Londonderry, NH, his daughter Cathy Borden of Londonderry, NH, his brother Thomas Borden of MA, 4 grandchildren Courtney, Megan, Amanda, and Kevin, and 4 great grandchildren Arianna, Bella, Livia, and Chloe.

Services for family and friends will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Smith Hall State Highway 27, New Vineyard, Maine at 9:30am. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

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Glenn B. Heath (1922-2011)

Glenn B. Heath, 88, of Industry passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born Oct. 5, 1922 in Strong the son of John C. and Marion W. (Presson) Heath. Glenn received his education in the Farmington schools graduating from the "new" Mallett Elementary school in 1937, and from  Farmington High School in 1941. He earned athletic letters in basketball, track, and skiing, being a member of one of Richard Gould's first Ski Teams.  He was also active in music and drama. He attended the University of Maine in Orono prior to enlisting in the U.S Army Air Force, serving from 1943-1946, his duties included preparing bombers for the Pacific Theater in WWII. In 1951 he married Margaret Knapp. He was in the retail clothing business on Broadway in Farmington for many years with Maurice Dill in Dill's Mens' Shop and later across the street in Glenn's Mens' Shop. Glenn climbed most of the tallest peaks in Maine, including walking the Knife Edge on Mt. Katahdin. Skiing continued to be one of Glenn's favorite activities, being a member of the Farmington Ski and Outting Club, a charter member of the Sugarloaf Ski Club, giving him the opportunity to ski Mt. Washington, Sugarloaf, and Bigelow with Amos Winter, Stubb Taylor, and Odlin Thompson.  Other adventures included whitewater rafting on the Rio Grande and in New Zealand; hang gliding in Kitty Hawk, NC; sailing along the coast of Maine and at Clearwater Lake, traveling 50 U.S. states, and many other countries all over the world.   He also enjoyed reading, photography, singing, camping, fishing, and hunting.

Glenn was a member of Shorey Chapel in Allens Mills and an associate member of Ochlockonee Bay Methodist Church in Ochlockonee Bay, FL. He was a member of both church choirs.  Glenn and his wife were youth group leaders at the Henderson Baptist Church. He and Margaret were also active members of the Old South Congo Church Choir and various church offices. Glenn taught a boy's Sunday School class and was Scoutmaster of the church sponsored boy scout troop.  He was the local Chairman of the National Foundation for Infant Paralysis during the Polio epidemic in Franklin County. He was also a member of the Maine Masonic Lodge #20.


Glenn is survived by his wife Margaret; his son Stephen; his son Donald; grandchildren Eric, Jennifer, and Derek; great grandchildren Mya Mae and Taegan. He was predeceased by his parents and his stepmother Grace Small Heath.


NOTICE: Visiting Hours will be from 4:00 - 6:00 PM Weds. Sept. 21, 2011 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services 108 Court St. Farmington, ME.  The family will have a small private family memorial service at the house with Rev. John Tolman officiating.  Donations may be made in Glenn's memory to Shorey Chapel c/o, Louis Greenleaf, Treasurer, 1432 Industry Road, Industry, Maine 04938.  Condolences may be made to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Margaret B. Peacock (1921-2011)

Margaret B. Peacock, 89, of Chesterville passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington. She was born Oct. 19, 1921 in Wilton the daughter of Timothy and Olive (Burbank) Clark.  She attended schools in Wilton and Chesterville.  Margaret was married to Verne Peacock who passed away in 2000. She was a former member of the Chesterville Grange. She enjoyed yard sales, riding in the car looking for wildlife, listening to country music, keeping flower gardens, fishing, cooking, and craft fairs.


Margaret is survived by her daughter Linda Chabot and her husband Richard Sr. of Farmington; five grandchildren Richard Chabot Jr, Belinda Bardon, Wayne Knowles Jr., David Tilton Jr., and Timothy Tilton, Roberta, and Leenona; several great and great great grandchildren; a sister Verna Adams; a brother Clifford Luce; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a son-in-law Wayne Knowles. She was predeceased  by her husband Verne, son David Tilton Sr., a daughter Eloise Knowles, three brothers Charlie, John, and Joe, and two sisters Nelly Cushman and Edna Pilsbury.


A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St.. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Lorna Rose (Bryant) Aft (1931-2011)

Lorna Rose (Bryant) Aft passed away peacefully on Friday, September 30, 2011, at Pinewood Terrace in Farmington, Maine, with her loving husband by her side. She was born on December 21, 1931 in Albany Oregon, the daughter of Claude and Lila (Chandler) Bryant. She attended college at Oregon State in Corvallis, Oregon, and married Harvey Aft in September of 1953. Together they raised four children, moving the family to Maine in 1969. She went to work for the U.S. Census Bureau, becoming a very familiar face to many through her work, as well as through her involvement at the Mt. Blue Assembly of God Church (Living Waters). Probably best known for her sublime voice, she was an accomplished soloist. Lorna loved her pets, sometimes making Harvey nervous as to who came first. She was a very loving and giving
person.


Survivors include her husband of 58 years, daughters Wendy Aft of Tujunga CA and Theresse Wilson and husband James residing in Farmington Maine; sons Robert Aft in Killingworth Connecticut and Adam Aft and his wife Elizabeth in Palm Bay, Florida; sisters Ardis Eklund in Portland Oregon and Gloria Kellas and husband Alan in Pendleton Oregon; grandchildren Erin and Christian Wilson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


NOTICE: Visiting hours will be held Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation, 108 Court St. Farmington, from 10:00-noon, followed by a funeral service at noon, with Rev. S. Bracy officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the Forest View Cemetery in Forest Grove, Oregon. Condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Burton W. Pinkham (1932-2011)

Burton W. Pinkham, 79, of Farmington passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born March 17, 1932 in Freeman, Maine the son of Forest E. and Alma J. (Stevens) Pinkham. After leaving school he served in the U.S. Army. Upon returning home he worked in many local mills including Kingfield, Strong, and Dryden retiring from Forster Manufacturing.  Burton enjoyed gardening, lining Bees, riding in the car, and spending time with his family.


Burton is survived by his daughter Julie Reynolds and her husband Jerry of Phillips; his son Bill Pinkham and his companion Sally Buckman of Farmington; two grandsons Shane Hemingway of Strong and Bill Parker of Jay; five sisters Virginia Bachelder of Avon, Roberta Howard of Farmington, Rose Pinkham of Strong, Hilda Chandler of Wilton, and Lena Searles of Farmington Falls; three brothers Bert "Pad" Pinkham of Phillips, Wilfred "Chuck" Pinkham of Freeman, and Eugene "Punk" Pinkham of Strong; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by several more siblings and extended family members.


There will be no formal services at this time. Interment will be at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn.  Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Ralph Stephen Brewer (1946-2011)

Ralph Stephen Brewer was born December 17, 1946 in Bath, Maine to Ralph W. Brewer and Sarah Hughes Brewer. He died on October 15, 2011 in Augusta at the Togus VA Hospice and Palliative Care Unit.  Mr. Brewer grew up in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1965.

He was medically retired from the United States Army in 1968 following more than two years as a pharmacist specialist at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Steve returned to Maine and worked in the Portland area finally relocating to Rangeley, Maine in the spring of 1972. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine at Farmington in the spring of 1977 and began a 20 year social studies teaching assignment for grades 9-12 at the Rangeley Lakes Regional School. He was the varsity baseball and varsity soccer coach at the school until 1995. In 1998 he moved to southern California and taught grades 3-5 at the McKinley Avenue Elementary School in south central Los Angeles. After retirement from teaching he moved to Mission, Texas with his partner Rebecca Libby Ryder with whom he had reunited after more than 30 years, having met her originally while attending college in Maine.

Mr. Brewer was a member of and former Adjutant for the Rangeley Lakes Post 120 of the American Legion. He also belonged to the Disabled American Veterans organization. During his teaching career he was an active member of both the local and national teacher’s associations in Maine and California. He was a former board member of the Friends of Wilhelm Reich Museum and the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society. Steve was the moderator for the Rangeley Town Meeting during the mid to late 1990’s.

Recently, Mr. Brewer was recognized by the United States Army for his 5-year volunteer commitment as a virtual judge for the Army’s E-cybermission Program, a web-based science & technology competition for students across the nation.  In 2010, he was also recognized locally for his commitment to the restoration of the monument honoring World War I and II veterans located at the corner of Zion Hill and Borough Road in Chesterville, Maine.  In 2010, the Town of Chesterville dedicated its annual report to Mr. Brewer for his efforts related to the monument’s restoration. Chesterville Grange #20 also recognized him with a Community Service Award for his dedication to this community project. 

Mr. Brewer was an avid collector of stamps and coins. He also amassed an extensive collection of historical postcards of Bath and Rangeley, Maine and the Togus Veterans Administration Hospital campus in Augusta. Mr. Brewer will be fondly remembered for his witty sense of humor, passion for sports and photography and love of his extended family.

He is survived by his life partner and best friend, Rebecca Libby Ryder of Chesterville, Maine; his sister Susan Berthiaume and husband Fran of Gorham, Maine; sister, Ellen Belair and husband Jim of Tilton, NH; cousin, Linda Kelley and husband Bill of Vermont. He leaves four sons, Ralph and fiancé, Teresa Rembelles of Aberdeen, Maryland; Hamilton and wife Laura of New Gloucester, Maine; Patrick and fiance’ Natasha Clark of Rangeley, Maine; and Peyton and partner Rachael Sloat of Bath, Maine; and step-daughters Sarah Ryder of West Chester, Pennsylvania and Brooke Walter and partner Nate Weesner of Lincoln, Nebraska. The shining lights of his life were his grandchildren: Paulina of Maryland and Emily and Kayla of Maine; Ryan and Rory Lindahl of Maryland; Jesse and Eddie Evans of Pennsylvania.

Notice :  Ralph Stephen Brewer - Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday Oct. 19, 2011 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Service 108 Court St. Farmington, ME.  A funeral Service will be  held the next day Oct. 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Donations may be given in his memory to the Beal Hospitality House 1 VA Center Togus, Maine 04330.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com  Interment at a later date at the Black Point Cemetery in Scarborough.   

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Patsy M Gilbert (1943-2011)

Patsy M Gilbert, 68, of Farmington passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Waltham, Mass. She was born Jan. 23, 1943 in Farmington, the daughter of William W. and Vertie C. (Huff) Meader II. On Dec. 24, 1968 she married James R. Gilbert. Over the years she worked for Bass Shoe, Farmington Travel, and International Paper in Jay. Patsy was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Farmington Garden Club. She knew how to love and was loved by many. Because of this she will be missed but always remembered dearly.

Patsy is survived by her husband Jimmy; a daughter Michelle Pucci of Farmington; a son Jeffrey Chretien and his wife Teri of Farmington; a step-son Robert Gilbert and his wife Joan of Portland; grandchildren Miranda Pucci and her fiance Jason Tuthill of Farmington; Kayla Chretien and her fiance Peter Varney of Port Charlotte, FL; and Christopher Moore of Farmington; two great grandchildren Salina and Kira Tuthill; two brothers Clyde and Eddy Meader; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her beloved dog Muffin.

A memorial service will be held at Henderson Memorial Church on Monday Oct. 24, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Susan Crane officiating. Burial will take place at the VA Cemetery on the Mt. Vernon Rd. in Augusta the same day (Monday) at 2:00 PM. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Robert E. Kennedy (1927-2011)

Robert Edward Kennedy, 84, of New Vineyard passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. He was born March 19, 1927 in New Vineyard, the son of Wallace M. and Everdine (Ashcroft) Kennedy. He was educated in the schools of New Vineyard and Farmington. On March 25, 1950 he married Mazie I. Parlin who predeceased him on Sept. 12, 1981. Robert was a life long resident of New Vineyard, served his country in WWII in the US Army, and worked at Maine Dowel Co. since May of 1965. He loved working with wood and could fix anything. Robert also enjoyed visiting with family and friends and reminiscing about old times.

Robert is survived by his son Samuel Kennedy and his companion Kim Mattson of New Vineyard and her children Colby Dunham, Brandon, Kaitlyn, and Mikala Bressette; a grandchild Latara Little of Pittsfield; three great grandchildren Ean, Trenton, and Neana; a nephew Arthur "Rusty" Kennedy; and a sister-in-law Lucille Kennedy. He was predeceased by his wife, his brother Arthur, and his sister Marion Kennedy.

NOTICE: Kennedy, Robert E. 10/27/2011 A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington with Pastor John Gensel officiating. Interment will be at the Village Cemetery in New Portland. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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A. Vestena Perkins Backus (1919-2011)

A. Vestena Perkins Backus of Wilton passed away on Oct. 27, 2011 at Franklin Memeorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born on Dec. 16, 1919 in Fredericton, N.B., Canada the youngest daughter of Percival J. and Cora S. (Lovely) Perkins. The family moved to Wilton, ME in May 1922 where Mrs. Backus attended school, graduating from Wilton Academy in the class of 1937. She attended Bliss Business College in Lewiston, following which she was employed in the payroll office of the Wilton Woolen Co. From 1941 to 1944.  She also worked in the offices of the East Yard of the New England Shipbuilding Corportation in South Portland.

On March 15, 1941 she married Wayne W. Backus of Farmington, ME in Randolph. Following Mr. Backus's discharge from the United States Marine Corp in 1946, she and her husband founded Backus Garage in East Wilton. For 26 years Mrs. Backus was bookkeeper, office manager and partner in the automobile dealership until the business was sold in 1972 to their son, Wally Backus. From 1972 until retirement, she and her husband were investors in rental real estate in the Wilton area where they rehabbed many properties into quality rental units.

Mrs. Backus has been a member of the Wilton Methodist Church since the mid 1930's. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge No. 68 where she served in several offices and was a past Noble Grand. For many years she and her husband wintered in the Caribbean, spending the last 20 winters in Punta Gorda, FL.

Mrs. Backus is survived by her two sons, Wayne W. II (Wally) and his wife, Annette L. Backus of Farmington and John B. of East Wilton and her daughter, Janis B. Stinson of Dryden, seventeen grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Wayne of 69 years, by three brothers Percy LeRoy Perkins, John A. H. Perkins and William R. Perkins, one sister Eva Perkins Singleton, and a granddaughter Leah K. Stinson.
NOTICE: Backus, A. Vestena  10/27/2011 A Funeral service will be held at the Wilton United Methodist Church on Sat. Nov. 5, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Laura Church officiating. Interment will be at the Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton.  Those wishing may make donations in Vestena's memory to the Wilton Free Public Library. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Lena A. Searles (1930-2011)

Lena Althea Searles, 81, of Chesterville passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at her home. She was born in Freeman March 21, 1930, a daughter of Forrest and Alma (Stevens) Pinkham. Lena received her education in Freeman and Kingfield schools. She worked in a variety of manufacturing companies and local stores, but her favorite memory was as dispatcher for Temple Stream Cab Service. Lena was a member of the Farmington Emblem Club. In previous years she was very active and truly enjoyed activities with her "Sisters" creating many life long friendships.


Lena cared deeply for her family, her animals, and life ,despite limitations, always with a smile on her face and never a complaint. Lena loved summertime, bird watching, reminiscing "the good ole days" with family and friends, country music, shopping, and family gatherings. She saw the good in everything and everyone and will be remembered for her honesty, generosity, kindness of spirit, devotion to everyone she knew, and her love to cook, especially the family favorites of fish chowder, stuffing, and baked beans for which she was famous.


Lena is survived by her children Ralph Searles Jr. and his companion Sylvia Cook of Farmington; Rodney Searles and his wife Andrea of Salem; Robert Searles and his wife Annie of New Vineyard; and Patricia Hardy and her husband Corey of Chesterville. Special friend Arthur DeRoche; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grand children; four sisters Virginia Bachelder of Avon, Rosetta Pinkham of Strong, Hilda Chandler and her husband Oscar of Wilton, and Roberta Howard of Farmington; three brothers Bert "Pad" and Wilfred "Chuck" of Freeman, and Eugene of Strong; her beloved dog Rusty; many nieces and nephews; and her "girls" that assisted her with her daily routine. Lena was predeceased by her parents, brothers Bernard, Maxwell, William, Burton, Nelson, and Malcolm; sisters Bessy, Winona, Marilyn, and Vivian; a granddaughter Shelly; and several nieces and nephews.


NOTICE: Searles, Lena A. 10/30/2011 Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 from 4-6 at the Farmington Elks Lodge #2430 on School St. in West Farmington followed by a funeral service and a reception downstairs. Those wishing may make donations in Lena's memory to The Farmington Emblem Club #460, P.O. Box 144, West Farmington, Maine 04992. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Arthur Ray Hinkley (1954-2011)

Arthur Ray Hinkley was born on October 23, 1954.  On November 20, 2011, he finished his journey with us at his home in Lawrence, MA, and has gone to join his mother, father, one sister, and mother-in-law to help watch over us as we finish our journeys.

Arthur’s favorite past times included camping, wood working, and being surrounded by his grandchildren. Arthur worked at J&J Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. for several  years before retiring.  He was a Massachusetts Board Certified  Master-unrestricted Sheet Metal Worker, as well as a licensed Sheet  Metal Workers Instructor.

He is survived by his loving wife and mate of 43 years, three “blonde” daughters, four rambunctious grandchildren, and many loving brothers, sisters, extensive and extended families.

Arthur was born and raised in Kingfield, ME.  He lived, worked, and raised his family in MA.

NOTICE: Hinkley, Arthur 11/20/2011 Those wishing may make donations in Arthur's memory to Dana-Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, 40 Buttrick Road, Suite B, Londonderry, NH 03053. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Amanda Sweetser (1982-2011)

Amanda Sweetser “Poop”, 29, of West Farmington, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home on December 14.Amanda was born on June 22 1982 in Farmington, the daughter of Merle and Carole Sweetser. She graduated from Mt Blue High School in 2001. She loved taking her dog Harley for walks, snow shoeing, sewing, knitting, volunteering, riding Harleys with her dad, Work Opportunities Unlimited and most of all spending time with her loved ones. She was constantly smiling and giggling each and every day.

She is survived by her parents Merle and Carole, sister Sarah Hubbard and husband Jason, brother Matthew Sweetser and wife Melonie, Sister Melanie Carleton and husband Zach, nephews Trevor and Brett, nieces Sadie, Samantha and Lily. Grandmother Elena Barker along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. We love you the mostest poop. Predeceased by paternal grandparents Phillip and Alice Sweetser, maternal grandfather Lester Barker Jr, uncles Robert Taylor and Donn Barker.


Many thanks to all of the physicians, nurses and other caregivers who touched her life.


NOTICE: Sweetser, Amanda 12/14/2011 Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 from 2-4p.m. and 6--8p.m. at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. Farmington. A private graveside service will be held  at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made out for Team Opportunities Special Olympics PO BOX 2 Rumford ME 04976. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.

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Edward S. Lull Jr. (1932-2011)

Edward S. Lull Jr., 79, of Eustis, Maine passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, Maine. He was born in New Britain, CT on July 26, 1932. Edward attended school in Middletown, CT before entering the U.S. Air Force serving as a photographer. While serving he married Maryann Paszek. Upon returning home he went to work for Hartford Electric Light, retiring from there 32 years later.  Edward and Maryann then moved to Eustis, Maine to retire. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the outdoors and was a weather watcher for a few years. Throughout his life he continued his passion for photography and also enjoyed cooking.


Edward is survived by his wife of 58 years Maryann; his son Theodore Lull of Portland, CT; his three daughters Theresa L. Knapp and her husband David of Hebron, CT, Cynthia White and her husband Tom of Tafton, PA, and Janet Hungerford and her fiance Stephen Stickler of East Hampton, CT; five grandchildren Jeffrey, Jeanna, Rachel, Amber, and David; three great grandchildren; his brother Robert Lull of CT; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Richard Lull Sr. and a nephew Richard Lull Jr.


A graveside memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 27th at 11:00 am at Calvary Cemetery on Bow Lane in Middletown CT with Military Honors. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, ME. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Daniel "Mooch" Brackett (1954-2012)

Daniel "Mooch" Brackett, 57, of Dallas Plantation passed away Thursday evening Jan. 12, 2012 at Orchard Park Center for Health Care and Rehabilitation, after a long battle with M. S.   He was born in Rangeley, Sept. 13, 1954, the son of Edgar E. and Philomene M.(Goding) Brackett.  He graduated from Rangeley High School in 1973.  Mooch  worked in the woods for many years and eventually opened his own window cleaning service.   He married Barbara "Goolie" Moura on September 6, 1996. 
 
People loved Mooch for his tolerant and easy going personality and sense of humor.  There are so many things he will be remembered for: wood splitting parties, barbeque chicken, his dog Jordan, halloween costumes, Mooch's Mulligan, pig roasts and so much more.  Don''t worry Sweethart. Yahh Mon. Go Sox.
 
Surving him are his wife of sixteen years, a daughter Joslyn Austin and her husband David of West Hartford CT., two grandchildren Caroline and Lucy and a grandson (who is due any minute), two sisters Becky "Roo Roo" Bradstreet of Wales, ME., and Jenny Gagnon of Gorham, three brothers, John of Shirley, MA, Randy "Bags" and Andrew "Jake" of Rangeley as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.   He is predeceased by his parents.   
 
Notice: Brackett, Daniel C. , Memorial services will be held in the summer of 2012 and notice will be posted in the local newspapers as well as on Facebook. Contributions will be accepted to help offset the cost of final arrangements and should be addresed to Kathy Ferguson at P.O. Box 233, Rangeley, ME 04970. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington.  

 

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Myrtle B. Thurlow (1914-2012)

Myrtle B. Thurlow, 97, of Phillips, Maine passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 at her home after an extended period of declining health. She was born May 21, 1914 in Harrison, Maine to Lena Tyler Brown and Lowell Marston Brown. She is survived by one son, Norman Charles Thurlow and his wife Judith Nottage of Hampden, Maine and two daughters Margaret T. Richman and husband Richard of Chocowinity, North Carolina, and Melissa Yerxa of Jonesboro, Maine, eleven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Charles E. Thurlow in February 2004, great grandchild Andrew William Thurlow in December 2004, and daughter Susan Gagne of Bethlehem, CT in April 2006.

Myrtle was raised in Bartlett, NH the youngest of four children and was predeceased by her brother Carlyle and two sisters Phyllis and Elizabeth. As a teenager her interest in photography emerged and she began a small  business developing and printing photographs for her friends and neighbors. Myrtle married Dr. Charles E. Thurlow on June 30, 1935. She recalled being introduced at the age of 11 to Charles, who was a freshman at Fryeburg Academy and the oldest son of her dentist Dr. Norman C. Thurlow of Fryeburg. In 1936 she and her husband Charles settled in Phillips, Maine where he opened his dental practice and Myrtle managed his office.

Myrtle loved music, art, writing, and gardening. She was a member of the Phillips Congregational Church and was the church organist for many years. Her bread and rolls were famous at bake sales. She was one of the founders of The Children's Church in Phillips. Myrtle was artistic and enjoyed photography, sketching, and printmaking. She was an accomplished seamstress and clothing designer. She became skilled at wallpapering and repairing the plaster walls and ceilings of their mid 1800's home. Myrtle enjoyed refinishing furniture and designed her kitchen including a unique center island with a two way pull through drawer to allow access to tableware from either side. The island was mounted on wheels to allow her teenagers to move it aside for dancing.

Fascinated with genealogy, she wrote a personal history of her husband's family for future generations and in 1986 she completed her autobiography.

A remarkable and loving woman she will be missed by her children, grandchildren and others who knew her.

Myrtle's family wishes to extend special thanks to all those who provided the care and support that allowed Myrtle to stay in her home and a particularly grateful thank you to Joanna Pinkham whose loving care and personal sacrifice gave Myrtle the touchstone of love and security she needed.

NOTICE: Thurlow, Myrtle B. 1/23/2012 A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Donations in Myrtle's memory may be made to the Phillips Public Library, P.O. Box 0, Phillips, Maine 04966. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Rebecca J. Pillsbury Ellis (1926-2012)

Rebecca J. Pillsbury Ellis, 85, of Strong passed away on January 28, 2012 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boyd Sr. of Strong, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Upper Dallas Plantation, Maine on July 4, 1926 one of nine children born to Paul and Charlotte (Lamb) Pillsbury. Rebecca attended school in Dallas Plantation and on March 4, 1942 was married to Sayward Ellis of Rangeley in Phillips. They were married for 48 years before Sayward's death on August 23, 1990.

In 1950 they moved to Strong and raised three sons and a daughter on thier farm on Norton Hill. Rebecca was employed in several local mills and retired from G.H. Bass Co. in Wilton. She was one of the original members of the Strong Church of the Nazarene and was a proud to be a homemaker.

Rebecca is survived by two sons, Mark and his wife Patricia, and Richard and his wife Gail, all of Strong; a daughter Judith and her husband Robert Boyd Sr. of Strong; a daughter-in-law Helen Ellis of Friendship; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; three sisters, Marie Campbell and Lucreatia Dudley, both of Phillips, and Marilyn Howard and her husband Pete of Strong; four sisters-in-law, Hazel and Helen Pillsbury, both of Strong, Greta Pratt and her husband Rodney of Weld, and Betty Aho of Mass.; brothers-in-law Ira Berry of Auburn (who passed recently), Harry Ellis and his wife Jean of New Vineyard, and Paul Ellis and his wife Lillian of Rangeley: and many nieces and nephews. Rebecca was predeceased by her parents, her husband Sayward, a son Neil, her brothers C. Oscar Pillsbury, Arlo Pillsbury, and Kendall Pillsbury, her sisters Rowena Presby and Lillian Berry, and a half-sister Emma Autote.

NOTICE: Ellis, Rebecca  1/28/2012 Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 5-7p.m. at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A Memorial Service will be held at the Nazarene Church in Strong on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 1:00p.m with Pastor John Evans officiating. Donations may be made in Rebecca's memory to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care 361 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta, ME 04330.  Condolences may be made to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Thelford "Ted" R. Viles (1936-2012)

Thelford “Ted” R. Viles of New Sharon passed away on January 29, 2012 at Sandy River  Center surrounded by family and his beloved Golden Retriever, “Sadie”. He was born in Hartland, Maine on August 8, 1936. He was a graduate of Anson Academy in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1955-1956. Then he served in the U.S. Air force from 1956-1958. On November 26th, 1966 he married Frances Hargreaves in New Vineyard. Through the years he was employed at Foster Manufacturing in Strong, K and H Foster in Wilton, Randy Kinney Logging, and retiring in 2007 after 37 years as Bus driver and Custodian for SAD# 9.       

He enjoyed being with his family and friends, summer’s  camping, bowling leagues, coaching little league for the New Sharon Yankees, cutting his own firewood, and gardening. Over the years he enjoyed the companionship of his many Golden Retrievers. He was a fan of many local sports teams and a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan.       

He is survived by his wife, Frances Viles of New Sharon; son, Gary Viles and companion Jessica Dambrosio of Tampa Florida; daughter Sherie Carson and Troy of Farmington; two grandsons, Joshua Viles and Christopher Viles of Tampa Florida; brother, Frank Viles of Farmington; nephew, Michael Viles and son Wyatt Viles of Strong; and his beloved Golden Retriever “Sadie”; and three grand dogs, “Lady Leah”, “Western star”, and “Lily bay”.He was predeceased by his mother, Thelma Viles, stepfather, Alfred Viles, and paternal father, Ramon Swan.            
   

A celebration of Ted’s life with family and close friends will be held February 12th from 1pm-4pm at his home at 701   Farmington Falls Rd, New Sharon. At the family’s request and honoring Ted’s wishes there will be no funeral or visitation hours. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Ted’s memory to; Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd, Farmington, Maine 04938; Sandy River Center, Activities Fund, 119 Livermore Falls Rd, Farmington, Maine 04938; or Alzheimer’s Association of Maine Chapter,383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Gladys U. Hobert (1922-2012)

Gladys U. Hobert, 89, of Wilton passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington. She was born in the District of Columbia on Sept. 19, 1922 the daughter of Frank L. and Ella J. (Bean) Knowles Sr. Gladys was one of six children. She moved to East Wilton where she attended grade school and then to Temple graduating from Farmington High School. She worked at Forster Manufacturing in both East Wilton and Strong retiring in the mid 80's. Gladys enjoyed shopping, then shopping some more, and then giving away what she bought. She loved doing crafts, traveling, and enjoyed going out to eat any time she had the opportunity (especially with her sisters on Fridays).


Gladys is survived by three sons Jeffrey Dunham and his wife Anita of Wilton, John Ford and his wife Martha of Lewiston, and Albert Ford and his wife Shirley of Wilton; four grandchildren Desmond Dunham, Kimberly Laudenbach, Brian Ford, and Valerie Parker; great grandchildren Crystal and Brandon Ford, and Zachary and Jaelynne Laudenbach; two sisters Theressa K. Gould and Constance V. Presby; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by three husbands Lymn Ford, P. Montel Dunham, and Maurice Hobert, a brother Frank L. Knowles Jr., and two sisters Frances K. Swain and Florence K. Eustis.


NOTICE: Hobert, Gladys 2/7/2012 There will be a graveside service in the spring at Mile Square Cemetery with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Arrangements under the care Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com A graveside service will be held at Miles Square Cemetery in Avon on June 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

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Leverett E. Wixson (1927-2012)

Leverett E. Wixson, 84, of New Sharon passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born in Waterville April 2, 1927 the son of Charles W. and Florence M. (Bowden) Wixson Jr. He was a graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Gorham State Teachers College for a year before going to work for Longley Studios in Waterville starting his career in the photography business. Leverett then moved to Farmington to live in an apartment on Broadway with his wife Mildred Whitney while he worked for Luce Studios. He served as past President of the Professional Photographers Association.  Later on he moved to New Sharon and worked for Knowlton & McCleary Printing until his retirement. Leverett was an avid outdoor sportman and also enjoyed spending time with his nephew Daniel going to yard sales and flea markets.

Leverett is survived by his sister Joyce W. Knight of Albion; several nieces, nephews, and cousins including his nephew Daniel Knight of Albion; and close friends and neighbors Karen Wolfe, Duke Durrell, and Joe Kempton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Linwood R. Hinkley (1951-2012)

Linwood R. Hinkley, age 60 of Wilton ME passed away Monday Feb.20, 2012 at the Hospice House in Auburn with his family was by his side after a courageous 10 year battle with Thyroid cancer. He was born October 19, 1951 to the parents of Loreston L. Hinkley and Alice (Flagg) Hinkley. He grew up "on the farm" in New Vineyard. He attended the Roosevelt Grammer School in New Vineyard, Farmington High School and graduated from Scarborough-on-Hudson High School in Scarborough, N.Y. He attended Wesleyan University in Middletown CT.

Linwood worked for Foster Mfg of Stratton, Kingfield Wood Products, GH Bass of Wilton and was working for New Page of Rumford until his health forced his retirement in 2011. On August 21, 1976 he married Deborah Heath at their home in Farmington Falls. They moved to East Dixfield in November 1976 and in November of 1989 moved to Wilton where they made their home.

Linwood lived life with an open mind, sense of humor and positive attitude. He believed you should read something every day, the more variety the better. Linwood was a man of many passions. He enjoyed writing poetry, gardening, watching birds and until cancer prevented him, he was on a bowling league. He loved the Bangor Music Festival, Flaggstaff Lake and the Skye Theatre. He was most passionate about his grandchildren and the time they spent together Linwood had a heredity thyroid cancer. He was diligent in teaching others about this cancer so they would not have to travel the same path as he did. He supported his boys in their youth activities and also coached YABA and was involved in Scouts.

In support of Linwood, family and friends formed a Relay for Life team called Linwood’s Ladies which he has participated in for the last three years.

Linwood’s childhood dream was to own a small town store. On May 1, 2011 it became a reality. Linwood and his wife Deborah purchased a store in New Vineyard which they named “Our Village Market”, formally My Wife’s Place.

Linwood is survived by his wife Deborah Hinkley of Wilton, their two sons Matthew Hinkley & wife Sherry of New Vineyard and Scott Hinkley of Wilton. Their grandchildren Samantha HInkley, Paul Hinkley and Valerianne Hinkley. His siblings-Betty Iezzi and husband John of Rumford, Kenneth Hinkley and wife Linda of Dixfeild, Ernest Hinkley and wife Judy of Wilton, DeEtte Hinkley of North Jay , Calvin Hinkley and wife Laura of Wilton. He was predeceased by his parents and brother Asa.

NOTICE: Hinkley, Linwood 2/20/2012 Visitation will be held from 6-8:00pm Friday, February 24 with funeral services at 1:00pm on Saturday February 25 at Adams & McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, ME. Donations may be made in Linwood’s memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Development Office, 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240 or Hope Lodge, 7 Oak St., Worcester, MA 01609 or a charity of your choice. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Phyllis R. Watson (1923-2012)

Phyllis R. Watson, 88, of Industry passed peacefully on March 1, 2012 at Sandy River Center for Health Care & Rehabilitation in Farmington.  She was born April 17, 1923 in Farmington, Maine the daughter of Elbridge J. and Harriet B. (Leeman) Rand.  She was educated in the schools of Farmington, and married Almon L. Watson.  As a young lady she worked at Hiddern Acres Dairy Bar in Farmington, then at Chassie Clothing store. After marriage she worked with her husband Almon and kept the books for thier saw mill, known as Watson's Mill, where they made harwood furniture stock squares.  They worked the mill together for years until thier son Buddy took it over.  In the fall for many years she worked in the ticket booth and office at the Farmington Fair.  Phyllis enjoyed keeping a vegetable garden and canning much of what was harvested. She also enjoyed camping, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.  She was a member of the West Farmington Grange and the Industry Extension.  Phyllis also played the organ at the Community Church of West Mills. 


Surviving her is a daughter Rebecca W. Probert and her companion Kenneth Johnson of Industry (West Mills), a son Elbridge G. Watson "Buddy" and his wife Sandra of Industry, grandchildren, Lynda Vogt and her husband Kevin of Henderson NV, Elbridge Watson Jr. and his wife Terry of New Sharon, Sandra Hyde and her husband Billy of Industry, and Tammy Rosco of Oakland; great grandchildren David, Missie, Sara, Juliana, Nicholas, and Nathan; and brother in law Arthur Webb. Phyllis was predeceased by her Husband Almon, a son Dennis, and a sister Eulita.


NOTICE: Watson, Phyllis 3/1/2012 A graveside service will be held in the spring at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in Phyllis' memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 383 U.S. Route One Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine 04074. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Marshall W. Stevens (1934-2012)

Marshall W. Stevens, 77 of Strong passed peacefully at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington on March 12, 2012. He was born in Strong November 17, 1934 son of Frank and Hazel Stevens. Throughout his teen years he was a firefighter Marshall graduated from Strong High School. He then enlisted into the military and was assigned to the Special Forces. After serving in the military he returned to his hometown of Strong to work at Forster's, he then became a saw filer at Starbird Lumber later becoming a mechanic at Timberland's until he retired. After retiring he and Ruth Cook took in some Foster Children. He loved to take his kids camping and fishing. Marshall loved to go four wheeling, working in his woodshop, reading his western novels, and putting together puzzles and models.


Karen, Sonya, and Vern took great care of their father through his tough time battling cancer which sadly was a battle he lost. There were many good memories of Marshall who was a kind and loving man. He will be missed.


Marshall is survived by his oldest daughter Karen Lecours, his daughter Sonya Burdin, and his son Vern Stevens. He also had 4 grandchildren Reana Sullivan, Nicole Darymple, Marcel Lecours, and Christopher Stevens. Along with 5 great grandchildren Kolby, Michael, Myles, Shamus, and Jameson. He was predeceased by his mother and father Frank and Hazel Stevens, sister Charlene Stevens, and brother Russell Stevens.

A graveside service will be held at Strong Village Cemetery in Strong on May 5, 2012 at 11:00. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Wiekko V. Sillanpaa (1930-2012)

Wiekko V. Sillanpaa, 82, of Kingfield passed away Friday March 16, 2012 at Togus Veterans Hospital, in Togus, ME.  He was born January 4, 1930, in Kingfield, the fourth of ten children, to Alex J. and Impi H. (Miller) Sillanpaa.  His father worked in the woods, living much of the time in camps out away from the family, while his mother and his siblings tended the farm in New Portland.  In October of 1935, when Wiekko was five years old, his father died from pneumonia, leaving his mother just a few months before the youngest of his siblings were born, twins.  At that point the family moved to Kingfield where Impi tended the family and the children went to school until they could go to work.  Wiekko went to work at the age of forteen as a water boy for the road taring crew in the 1940's.  He then enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country in Korea as a Field Wireman.  Upon returning home he went to work at Wing's Spool and Bobbin, now known as Kingfield Wood Products.  He retired from there and helped his siblings with the care of thier mother until her death.  He was a service officer for the American Legion Post #61 in Kingfield for over 40 years.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and loved his nieces and nephews, going to countless events and gatherings with, and for them, over the years.  Special time was spent for many hours out riding around with his brother Pops looking for wildlife.  In 1998 Wiekko was given recognition as Mr. Kingfield. Surviving him are sisters; Salli Dudley and husband Lucian of Kingfield, Minervia Pulsifer of Worcester MA., brother, Austin "Pops" Sillanpaa of Kingfield, Sister-in-Laws Betty Sillanpaa of Newport, and Blanche Sillanpaa of New Vineyard, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by two sisters, Sylvia and Anita, and four brothers, Alex(John), Niilo, Robert, and Martin.


NOTICE:  A public graveside service will be held May 25, 2012 at 2:00PM at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield, .  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Service 108 Court St., Farmington.  Donations may be made in Wiekko's memory to the American Legion Post # 61, P.O. Box 265, Kingfield, ME 04947.  Condolences may be written to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Richard Marcel Arnold (1919-2012)

Richard Marcel Arnold will always be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. Richard resided at Sandy River Rehabilitation Center in Farmington until he passed away peacefully at age 92 on March 10, 2012. 

Richard lived in Rumford for over 25 years during which time he worked at the Oxford Paper Mill and Sampson Super Market. In 1977, he moved to South Portland where he worked for the Maine Youth Center as an accountant. After his retirement, Richard moved to Wilton, ME to be close to his daughter, Martina Arnold-Burgess.

Richard had two passions; his family and soccer! We all knew this! He was an outstanding soccer player. Richard  played soccer as a child in Belgium, and England. Then he played  professionally for the Chicago Schwaben of the newly organized Professional North American Soccer Football League in 1947. He scored the first two goals and had one assist while playing an exhibition match against an English national team. This is one example of the many world caliber plays Richard performed. 

He was a huge fan of Arsenal Football, a soccer team he tried out for and made while serving in the Royal Air Force. However, when he told his wife the good news, she surprised him with tickets to her home country of Canada. Greatly disappointed, Richard sacrificed his team position to best serve the needs of his family. He then moved his family to Canada in 1945, then on to the United States in May of 1949. 

Richard loved the New England Revolution. He would watch the games then write letters critiquing the games. The team loved hearing from him. They knew him as “RMA”. His letters actually made their way to the team’s bulletin board! 

When his grandchildren were old enough, Richard taught them how to play soccer and attended many of their games. Richard suited up with cleats and ran up and down the sidelines cheering them on. 

After Richard had written letters for many years, his grandson Peter, surprised him with a VIP package provided by the New England Revolution team. He was invited to Foxboro, Massachusetts as a special guest of the team. His biggest thrill was meeting all the players at a pregame dinner. VIP parking, hotel accommodations and seats overlooking the entire field were all part of the package. What a blast he had at 80 years young! 

Richard was also a great fan of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. 

Richard was a veteran of WWII serving in the Royal Air Force as a mechanic. He took pride in the fact that his planes always came home. One plane in particular held special memories for Richard. This is because that plane carried General Patton! When General Patton got off his bullet-riddled plane he heard Richard’s accent and asked, “Where are you from?” “Belgium,” Richard replied.General Patton said, “If I’d known that I would have taken you up with me!”

Richard was born in Jemappes, Belgium, on September 29, 1919, the son of Richard and Simone Arnold of Harrogate, England.  

He is survived by his son, Richard, and wife, Barbara (Knauer), of West Melbourne, FL. and Madison, ME; grandson, Richard, and wife, Kelly, and great grandson, Marshall, of Omaha, NE; grandson, Ryan, of Farmington, ME; daughter, Mary Lou, and husband, Larry Luciano, of Meridian, MS; and granddaughter, Lisa (Moore) Meserve, of Lancaster, SC; great grandson, Joseph Meserve, of Charleston, SC; and great granddaughter, Katelyn (Meserve) Sweeten, and husband, Wesley, and great, great granddaughter, Elliot Grace, all of Lexington, SC; grandson, Terry Moore, and fiancé, Celeste Coughlin, great granddaughter, Summer Moore, great, great granddaughter, Hailey Hussey, and great grandson, Dalton, all of Saco, ME; grandson, David and wife, Dawn (Wallace) Moore, great grandsons, Holden and Brayden, of Woodstock, GA; grandson, Peter, and wife, Bobbie Jo (Ward) Luciano, great grandsons, Ian and Jack, of Gorham, ME; daughter, Martina, and husband, David Burgess, of Wilton, ME; son-in-law, H. Alan Siegel, of Woodbury, CT; granddaughter, Sarah Beth (Siegel) Brousseau, and husband, Mark, of Seymour, CT. Numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews of New Glasgow, NS, Canada, and of Dunbar, ON, Canada.

Richard is pre-deceased by his wife, Mary Marguerite (Ranahan) Arnold, and daughter, Sharyn (Arnold) Siegel. 

There will be a graveside memorial service on May 12, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at Mountain View Cemetery on Tumbledown Road, in Weld, Maine.In honor of his memory, and in lieu of flowers, donations by anonymous donors may be sent to: Richard M. Arnold Soccer Scholarship Fund, Norway Savings Bank, 65 Main Street, Gorham, Maine 04038. All other donations may be mailed to: Richard M. Arnold Soccer Scholarship Fund, 123 Spiller Road, Gorham, Maine 04038. This scholarship will go to a Mt. Blue High School Senior annually. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Nelson R. Neil (1938-2012)

Nelson Russell Neil, 73 of Wilton, went home to be with the Lord on March 20, 2012 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington. He was born on May 3, 1938 in Wilton, the son of Leslie and Gladys (White) Neil, one of four children. He attended area schools and graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1968 with a B.S. in Education. Later, in 1972, he received a Masters Degree from the University of Maine at Orono, and furthered his graduate work at UMO as well as USM. Nelson held various teaching and administrative positions in New Hampshire and Maine until ill health forced him to retire in January of 1989. Nelson was appointed to the Maine State Advisory Committee on Vocational Education and had also served on the Maine State Advisory Committee on Special Education.

Nelson enjoyed walking, canoeing, x-country skiing, and camping. He had an appreciation of nature and loved watching the seasons pass on Voter Hill. He will be remembered for his positive attitude and love of life.

Nelson is survived by his wife of 36 years Elayne (Haskell) Neil, a son Jeffrey M. Neil, granddaughter Nicole Sutton, and sister Faylene Greenough. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Roland Neil, and his sister Norma Hasfelt.

NOTICE: Neil, Nelson 3/20/2012 A Memorial Service will be held at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Wilton on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Father Walmer officiating. In lieu of flowers gifts may be forwarded to the Mallett School Library, 116 Middle St., Farmington, Maine 04938 for the purchasing of childrens books. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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June F. Carlow (1916-2012)

On March 30th, 2012, June F. Carlow passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington with her loving family by her side. She was born on Dec. 20th, 1916, dsaughter of Lottie Brown and William Parlin.  She was eduacated in the schools of New Vineyard.  She was a cook, caregiver and housekeeper for many places working at   Perham Chamber, Brick Inn, Green Farms, and Brackley's Boarding House just to name a few.  She worked at Brackley's Wood Turning Mill for 25 years After the fire at Brackley's, she then worked at Farmington Shoe until her partial retirement in 1980 where she then cared for several elderly people in Strong.  June was involved in many activities.  She was a 50 year member of Oppalunski 125 Eastern Star.  She was a member of Strong and Phillips Senior Citizens Programs. June volunteerred at  most of the local nursing homes While living at Shadagee Apartment in Phillips for the last 22 years June was also involved in a lot of Community Service. June had a lot of great friends whom she enjoyed visiting with at Shadagee.
June was very fond of her family, her granddaughter Darlene, her great grandsons, Brandon and Travis and her nieces and nephews.  She traveled to Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Minnesota.  She enjoyed gardening, puzzles, reading, and crocheting. 
She is survived by her loving daughter Pamela and husband TerryKenniston, loving granddaughter Darlene and husband Larry Strout, 2 great grandsons Brandon and Travis, sister Florece Ellison of Minnesota, 8 nephews and nieces Elaine and husband Alan Brisard, Melody Lavoie, Mike Parlin and wife Denise, Stan Parlin and wife Julie and Tammy Parlin, Edward and wife Sylvia Ellison, John and wife Rebecca Ellision, and Richard and wife Kathy Ellision.  June also had several grand nieces and nephews whom she enjoyed visitng with. 
She was predeceased by her brother Stanton and her nother Lottie and father William. 
Arrangements are under the care of Adams and McFarlane Funeral Home, 108 Court St, Farmington.  At the the request of June and family there will be no visiting hours, a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Phillips Senior Citizens c/o Rosalyn Walli Pleasant St., Phillips, Maine 04966.  Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Thomas W. Welch Jr. (1931-2012)

Thomas W. Welch Jr., 80, of Farmington died Sunday, April 1, 2012 due to the chronic effects of his cardiovascular disease.  He was born in Mexico, Maine on June 4, 1931. He is survived by his wife Lorrie. His children Daniel and his wife Julie and his daughter Judy Welch MD (Perkins ) and her husband Anson. His step daughter Kelly-Jo Levasseur and her husband Daniel. Grandchildren Daniel Jay and Marissa Welch, Benjamin and Elisabeth Perkins, Chelsea and Evan Levasseur , Roland Tyler and Brian Young ; great grandchildren Daniel Shane Welch and Roger Young and DavneeTyler.
He is predeceased by his parents Thomas and Sylvia Welch , his first wife Janet Hinkley Welch and step-daughter Sara-Jane Tyler.

Thomas graduated from Mexico High School class of 1948, and Husson College in 1959 earning his business degree. He owned Porter Equipment Inc. for 30 years. After selling the business he volunteered his services to local businesses moving equipment with his service truck. He is a past member of the Farmington Elks Club, Maine Lodge AF &AM(Shriners), and Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, an honorary Member of the Farmington Legion, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and the West Farmington Fire Department. He enjoyed gardening, playing with his tractors, playing cards, cruising, cutting his wood lots and other outdoor activities.He enjoyed making furniture and reading.

NOTICE: Welch, Thomas 4/1/2012 Visitation will be held at Wayside Bible Baptist Church in Livermore on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 11-1 with a funeral service immediately following  with Pastor Daniel Corff officiating. Interment will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 10:00 at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Donations may be made in Thomas' memory to Wayside Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 479, Livermore, Maine 04253. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Concolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Eleanor W. Cutler (1924-2012)

Eleanor Webster Cutler, 87, of Westbrook passed away on April 4, 2012 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth, Maine. Eleanor was born in Farmington on the Webster farm in the Red Schoolhouse neighborhood on June 30, 1924 the daughter of Henry G. and Beatrice E. (Goodine) Webster. Eleanor was educated in Farmington schools, graduating from Farmington High School in 1941.


Eleanor trained for her nursing career at the School of Nursing, Central Maine General Hospital (now Central Maine Medical Center) in Lewiston, graduating in 1945. She then joined the staff at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington where she was employed in various nursing related roles until 1969 when she became principal and instructor at the Maine School of Practical Nursing in Waterville. She remained with the nursing school through its evolution to a department of the Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute (now K.V. Technical College) in Fairfield.


In 1975 she received her B.S. Degree in Vocational Education from the University of Southern Maine in Portland and earned 30 additional credits toward a Masters Degree in Adult Education. She retired from active nursing in 1988 to become primary caregiver to her mother who died in 1996.


In 1948 she married Glenn R. Cutler in Farmington. He died in 1960 of Multiple Sclerosis.


In 1962 Eleanor was appointed an American Red Cross Nurse. She was a past member of the American Nurses Association, Maine State Nurses Association, Maine Vocational Technical, Faculty Association, and Maine Teachers Association. She was a communicant of the Fairbanks Union Church in Farmington.


Eleanor is predeased by her husband, father, morther, and grandson Christopher M. Willey. She is survived by her daughter Ann Cutler Willey, son-in-law Roy D. Willey, granddaughter Kimberlee M. Willey, granddaughter-in-law Kathleen A. Willey, great grandson Morgan C. Willey, all of Westbrook and many cousins.


NOTICE: Cutler, Eleanor 4/4/2012 There will be no funeral or visitations per Eleanor's request. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:00a.m. at the Webster Cemetery with the Pastor Goodin officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 in memory of her grandson Christopher M. Willey or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Ave, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10017. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Thomas E. McKechnie (1949-2012)

Thomas E. McKechnie Sr, 63, of Strong passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Rumford Community Home on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 after a three year battle with cancer. He was born in Farmington on Feb. 21, 1949 the son of Arthur L. and Ruth M. (Brown) McKechnie. He attended Farmington Schools. Thomas worked highway construction with his father for a long time and at a number of manufacturing jobs in the area. Thomas enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, bird watching, and spending time with friends and family.


Thomas is survived by his daughters Misty McKechnie her partner Nick Ames and her sons Eli and Zach Nystrom, Jamie McKechnie her partner Andrew and children Dustin and Brian Welch, son Thomas McKechnie Jr. and his wife and son Christopher McKechnie, and daughter Suzanne Stevenson and family, and brother Robert McKechnie and his wife Sharon of Temple. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother James McKechnie, and grandson Corey McKechnie.


 NOTICE: McKechnie, Thomas 4/4/2012 Visitation will be held on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 6-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services 108 Court St., Farmington. A graveside service will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 1:00pm. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Luana Kauiokalani Witherell (1960-2012)

Farmington – On Monday, April 9th, Luana Kauiokalani Witherell, 51, passed of natural causes. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii on October 22, 1960, the daughter of Jeanerette Kauikeolani Kamau Thompson and Gordon Ross Thompson. On October 10, 1982 she married David Douglas Witherell who she loved and cared for up to the day of her passing.  Their marriage together this year would have been 30 years.  Most of these years spent at 129 North Street Apartment #7.  Known as an “open-door”, “drop-by-anytime” kind of place and always a high traffic place during Halloween! She was a CNA and always known for her genuine care for her family and friends.  When one says “Family Caregiver” she was the idol image.  Her unconditional love for her family was a strong trait that was instilled in her by her mother “Jay” as she emulated how to take care of family Hawaiian Style. Well known by friends’ best as “Lulubelle”, by her brothers as “Weezie”, some as “Lu”…but most of all VERY much known, appreciated and loved as “Mom, “Auntie” or “Nana.” Also known as one that knew how to celebrate!  Celebrating life with her warm smile-followed by a smirk and smart remark.  Infamous at most, if not, ALL gatherings she attended whether it was at her brother Kawika’s in Industry, or in Temple or on “The Mountain!”

She was predeceased by her mother and father and two daughters; Leilani and Heather.

She is survived by her husband David Douglas Witherell, daughter Oriana Alohilani Keene and husband Matt and children Malia Jay, Brooklynn Marie, Mason Matthew, son Harley David Kaleopaa Witherell and fiancée Lisa and child Kyle, her brother who lives in Hawaii Kapoula and wife Linda and children Keoni and Koa and her other brother Kawika and wife Erica and children Kiana and Makao. Once again, if there was one thing that Luana knew how to do well was to give her unconditional love to her family most especially to her “babies.”  She was ever so proud of her gift of giving what she could in love, as she could not give much from a monetary gift perspective which tore her up inside.  Her children, Oriana & Harley have requested that in lieu of flowers that those wishing to contribute, how she wished she could financially to those who meant the most to her, her “Babies; Mason, Brooklynn, Malia, Kyle and yes, Makao & Kiana too!”  Her children have established a savings account c/o Franklin Savings Bank, “In Memory of Luana Witherell” 197 Main Street, P.O. Box 825 Farmington, ME 04938-0825.


NOTICE: Witherell, Luana K.  10/22/60 - 04/09/12 Calling hours will be held Friday, April 13 from 4-6pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington, ME. There will be a “Celebration-of-Life” in “Lulubelle” fashion at the home of Kawika and Erica Thompson  on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at  1pm to whenever at 80 New Sharon Road, Industry ME 04938. There will be a graveside service held the following week, Saturday, April 21 at 1pm at the Riverside Cemetery in Phillips, ME behind the Methodist Church.  All are welcome as this date accommodates for those family members that are traveling to Maine to pay their respect. Condolences my be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.  

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Gene L. Currie (1942-2012)

Gene L. Currie,  69, of Stratton, passed away peacefully at Franklin Memorial Hospital in  Farmington under the excellent care of the doctors, nurses and staff, Feb. 29,  2012. He enjoyed family—especially his  grandchildren, friends & customers.

Born in Lewiston Oct. 25, 1942, he lived in Auburn where he began grade  school. Moving to Eustis with his parents, he finished grade school and high  school in Stratton. While in high school, he played basketball and baseball and  was the first pitcher to hit a “no-hitter.” Graduating in 1961, Gene worked in  the birch mill, became a forklift driver, and advanced to plant manager for  Forster Mfg. Co. in Stratton.

 

Feb. 10, 1962, he married Elaine Gatchell and became the loving father of  daughter Rhonda, born in 1962 and son Randall, born in 1964. Gene initiated and coached Stratton’s first Little League team and helped  with the planning and building of the late David Spaulding’s “Little Fenway”  ballpark which David graciously donated to the town; it is still in use. Gene and his wife owned and  operated the “4C’s” (diner) from 1977-1982, now known as the Looney Moose  Café.

 

After working for his good friend, Alston Tuttle of Tuttle’s Auto Sales in  New Portland, now located in New Sharon, Gene decided to work for another  friend, Hazen McMullen, selling Setra tour busses for Kassbohrer of North  America, which he did for five years enjoying traveling all over the continental  U.S. For several years he was employed at Northland Cash owned by Barbara  Williams and her late husband, Arthur. Since 2004, Gene delivered the U.S. mail from Eustis to Coburn Gore. In 2005,  he reopened Boneheads food takeout and ice cream place, and will be missed by  his family, friends and customers. In recent years, Gene became an active member of the Flagstaff Area Business  Association.

 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, Christmas decorating (winning twice  for best lights and decorations), all TV sports (“Go Giants, Yankees and  Lakers!”) and NASCAR. His favorite was golfing with his children and  grandchildren, and winning a first place trophy at the Sugarloaf Golf Course  with Ron Moody, Ted White and the late Karl Krieger.

 

Gene was predeceased by his father, Robert S. Currie; mother, Helen Douglas  Currie; and sister, Donna Lynne Currie. He is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Rhonda Mitchell and her  husband, Vernon, and their two sons, Kevin and Keith of Mechanic Falls; son,  Randy Currie and his daughter, Jordan, of Stratton; brother, Bob Currie, and his  wife, Sharon, of Trails End Steakhouse in Eustis; and companion, Melody Chase of  Tranquillity Inn in Stratton where he lived for the past six years.

 

Our family wishes to convey our very special “thank-yous” to all of our  friends for their calls, cards and visits; FMH doctors, nurses and staff; and  Adams-McFarlane Funeral and Cremation Services of Farmington for making these  days so much easier.

 

A graveside service will take place on May 19, 2012 at the Old Flagstaff Cemetery at noon. A reception will follow at the Eustis Community Building. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.Those who wish to make donations in his memory may either send them to the  family to help defray Gene’s expenses, or to FABA, PO Box 134, Eustis, Maine  04936.

 

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Jacqueline M. Payne (1938-2012)


Jacqueline M. Payne, 74, of Kingfield passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. She was born Feb. 24, 1938 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island the daughter of John and Christiana (Lamy) St. Jacques.  She was educated in the schools of Woonsocket, RI and attended Farmington Teachers College. She enjoyed spending time as a child at Clearwater Lake.

Jackie married Raymond Payne and then raised four children. She and the children moved to Maine to be near the help and support of her older sister Pauline. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She loved watching the Red Sox, was an animal lover, enjoyed bird watching, and especially enjoyed her own talking bird Bijou.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center for their excellent care over the years.

Jackie is survived by her companion Ralph Stevens; three daughters Colleen Eugley and her husband Douglas of Sydney, Trisha O'Connor and her fiance Paul Doucette of Kingfield, and Cheryl Payne and her fiance Bill Gibson of Standish; her son Michael Payne and his wife Carol of West Gardiner; six grandchildren Tim, Ryan, Alexandra, Alyssa, Amanda, and Sophia; a great granddaughter Natalie: and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters Pauline Yeaton and Doris Kalberer and her brother Clem St. Jacques.

NOTICE: Payne, Jacqueline  5/5/2012 Visitation will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 12:30-1:30 at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A memorial service will follow at the funeral home at 1:30 with Father T. LeQuin officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Those wishing may make donations in Jackie's memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Charles H. Pottle (1931-2012)

Charles H. Pottle, 80 of Farmington passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born in West Gardiner, Maine on Nov. 8, 1931 the son of Ralph A. and Georgia V. (Adams) Pottle. He was educated in the schools of Gardiner. He married Helen Blouin Jan. 3, 1953. Charlie was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the US Army. After the war he worked for the First National Store chain in Augusta transferring to Farmington and working for over 19 years. He then worked for Country Kitchen as a route salesman for over 21 years, retiring in 1990. Charlie was a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church serving as a Eucaristic Minister and in the Knights of Columbus as a member and past Grand Knight. He was also a member of the Farmington Lions Club and the American Legion Roderick Crosby Post of Farmington. He coached seventh and eighth grade Pony League Football and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.


Charlie is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen; four sons Stephen Pottle and his wife Peggy of Wilton, Jeffry Pottle and his wife Kristine of New Sharon, Gregory Pottle and his wife Janet of Jay, and David Pottle and his fiance Barbara of Farmington; his daughter Gail Wheelock and companion Victor of Orlando, FL; ten grandchildren Ben, Emily, Adam, Andrew, Christie, Mike, Brianna, Haley, Alejandro, and Alessandra; seven great granchildren; his sister Marylyn Dunn of West Gardiner; and his brother Clifford of Fairfield. He was predeceased by his sister Marjorie McCausland.


NOTICE: Pottle, Charles 5/5/2012 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 from 6-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:00 at St. Joseph's Church, Middle St., Farmington with Father T. LeQuin officiating. Interment will take place at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta at a later date. Those wishing may make donations in Charlie's memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Doris M. Stewart (1919-2012)

Doris M. Stewart, 93, of Lewiston, formerly Farmington,  passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 at The Lamp Residential Care Facility in Lisbon. She was born Jan 13, 1919 in China, Maine the daughter of Harry B. and Mildred (Patterson) Mitchell. She was a 1936 graduate of Besse high School in Albion and received her BS degree from Farmington State Normal School (now UMF) in 1939, and her Masters degree from the University of Maine in 1960. She married J. Harold Stewart in Farmington on Jan. 7, 1943. He died on May 28, 1954. Doris taught school in China, Thorndike, New Vineyard, Lewiston and at the Martel School in Lewiston for 25 years. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women's Society, Mu Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, Honorary Teacher Society, the National and Maine Retired Teachers Associations, Androscoggin County Retired Teachers Association, Woman's Literary Union, Women's Legislative Council of Maine, Maine Association of Retirees (MAR), and the Robin Dow Senior Citizens.


Doris is survived by her son Jeffrey B. Stewart of Turner Maine, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother Erwin F. Mitchell.


Heartfelt appreciation goes to the wonderful staff at The Lamp in Lisbon where Doris was cared for and loved. There will be no funeral service, but if you wish to honor Doris and your memories of her please consider  spending a little time with elderly folks and shut-ins in your community who too often feel neglected and alone. Doris always loved to help others and to do something thoughtful that might brighten their day. That is the best way to remember her.


NOTICE: Stewart, Doris 5/12/2012 Private interment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com 

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Mary Anne M. Knight (1947-2012)

Mary Anne M. Knight, 65, of Carthage passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. She was born in Columbia Falls on May 22, 1947 the daughter of Gordon E. and Gloria M. (Guptil) Dorr. She attended the schools of Wilton, Jay, and Norridgewock. Mary married Edward Towers Sr. and then later married Vernon C. Knight Sr. who passed away in 2001. She met Fred Hutchinson in 2004 and he was her companion and caregiver for the past 8 years. Mary enjoyed going to the races, doing crosswords, caring for her pets, playing cards, and watching the Red Sox.


Mary is survived by her daughter Angela Williams and her husband Rodney Jr. of Oakland; six sons Edward E. Towers Jr., James L. Towers, Adam Knight, Brian W. Knight, Vernon C. Knight Jr., and Mark Towers; 35 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; her sister Linda Drouin; and her brothers Irving and Gary Dorr, Buddy, Lindwood Jr., and Ray Floyd; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and her companion Fred Hutchinson. Mary was predeceased by her husband Vernon, a daughter Diane Knight, granddaughter Aubree Knight, grandson Christopher J. Staples, two sisters Donna Churchill and Eva Pease, and a brother Greg Dorr.


NOTICE: Knight, Mary Anne M. 5/23/2012 Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 6-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 1:00pm with Rodney Williams Sr. officiating at Brookside cemetery in Rome. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Louis V. Palumbaro III (1942-2012)

Louis V. Palumbaro III, 70, of Farmington passed away Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. He was born March 8, 1942 in Tarrytown, NY a son of Louis V. and Grace A. (Levi) Palumbaro II. He was educated in the schools of Ossining, NY before entering the US Army. Louis worked as a mechanic for Vanguard Tours in Ossining, NY for many years. In 1986 he moved to Maine and married Jeanette Smith in 1987 in Farmington. They made their home on the Porter Hill Road. Louis went to work for the State of Maine Department of Transportation where from which he retired in 2009. He enjoyed hunting, camping, tinkering on golf carts, and caring for his grandson Christian for 14 years.


Louis is survived by his wife Jeanette Palumbaro; his daughters Louann Palumbaro and Cheryl Palumbaro both of Fort Lauderdale, FL; his son Vincent L. Palumbaro of Virginia Beach, VA; his stepdaughter Janine Smith of Jacksonville, FL; and three stepsons Jeffrey Smith and his wife Lori of Trivoli, ILL, Justin Smith of Portland, Oregon, and James Smith and his wife Casey of Ogden, Utah; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; his brother Michael Palumbaro of Philadelphia, PA; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and his aunt Mae Giglio.


NOTICE: Palumbaro, Louis V III 5/31/2012 Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 6-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences for the family may be sent at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Ethelyn J. Rackliff (1932-2012)

Ethelyn J. Rackliff, 80, of West Farmington passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington. She was born March 11, 1932 in Skowhegan the daughter of Lewellyn R. and Emma G. (Gilman) Jenkins. She married Henry Rackliff in Skowhegan in 1949, he passed in 1989. Ethelyn raised her family while operating her own daycare service, being known as "Auntie" to many children in the area. She enjoyed traveling with a group of friends called the Neighborly Sisters of Peru, tending her house plants, doing crafts, and she kept a wonderful collection of family pictures. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.


Ethelyn is survived by her daughters Belinda Libby and her husband Max of New York, and Wanda Alexander and her husband David of Farmington; her son Andrew Rackliff and his wife Wendy of South Berwick; 15 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, a son Richard, two sisters Rita and Barbara, and her brother Roger.


NOTICE: Rackliff, Ethelyn 6/6/2012 Visitation will be held on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., also at the Funeral home with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Private interment will be at Center Hill Cemetery in Industry. Those wishing may make donations in Ethelyn's memory to The American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, Maine, 04074. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Melinda Sarah Alves Brubaker (1949-2012)

Melinda Sarah Alves Brubaker, 62, of Farmington passed away April 21, 2012 at Maine General Medical Center. Her husband Gerald "Bru" Brubaker was at her side.

She was born at Mills Memorial Hospital in San Mateo, CA to Clara K. and the late Ernest Alves. Melinda grew up the eldest of three siblings on a dairy farm in Half Moon Bay on the San Mateo County coast of California. At that time, it was mostly a small rural farming community with acres of open space for brussel sprouts, artichokes, peas, flowers and oat hay. Everyone in town knew each other, their families, and what was happening in the community.

She attended the local elementary, intermediate, and high schools, a gifted learner with a photographic memory who excelled in every educational endeavor. School lessons were important to her, but it was her school chums and the classroom and school bus adventures she remembered most with fondness and humor.

Melinda was a faithful friend who maintained close ties with a core group of friends throughout her life. Despite different directions: college, work and other pursuits, they kept in contact and would often get together to catch up.

After attending College of San Mateo and San Jose State University, Melinda earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1972. While at San Jose State, she  was named as one of 29 students included in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities". She was active in Black Masque, a women's honorary society, Sigma Theta Tau, a national nursing honorary group, and was an active member of the Chi Omega Fraternity, serving as chapter president. After her graduation from San Jose State, she worked as a Chi Omega National Representative for the western region of the United States.

Her nursing career began at Stanford University Hospital where she worked in the Intermediate Intensive Care Unit as a new graduate. From there, she transitioned into emergency nursing and became the nurse manager of the Emergency Department. She was involved in many special projects including the establishment of the air medical transport program, Stanford Life Flight, in 1984. Her next challenge was as a paramedic instructor for the Stanford-Foothill Prehospital Care Program where she taught hundreds of medics the art and science of field emergency medicine.

In 1986 Melinda married Gerald L. Brubaker. They moved to Farmington with their family of cats and enjoyed the Maine life for over 20 years. Melinda quickly established herself as a health care consultant for the State of Maine. With her extensive medical/nursing expertise, she wrote many grants for the health care needs of diverse groups of Mainers and co-authored a book "Surgery: A Patient's Guide from Diagnosis to Recovery". Since 2004, she served on the Board of Trustees and the Admissions, Personnel & Policy Committee of the Farmington senior residential care facility, The Pierce House, where her extensive background in academic medical center administration, quality improvement, and program design, development, and implementation was well utilized.

Melinda will be remembered as a multi-faceted woman who was an accomplished humanitarian and animal lover, cat-woman, writer, baseball maven, gourmet chef, royalist and traveler. She was equally at home in a duck-blind or cruise ship. Her greatest loves were her cats, family and close friends. Her legacy will be the many people she touched, her great concern for others, her sense of humor, adventure and fun, and ability to overcome obstacles both personal and professional. Those of us who loved her will miss her every day but will carry her within our hearts always.

Melinda is survived by her husband Gerald L. Brubaker, three cats, Duke, Albert, and Nigella; her mother Clara K. Alves of Half Moon Bay, CA; her sister Susan of Redwood City, CA; her brother Jay and family Doreen, Andrew, Scott, and Jake of Littleton, Colorado; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Melinda was preceded in death by her father Ernest Alves.

Donations may be made in Melinda's memory to The Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938 and/or Pets in Need, 871 Fifth Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063 or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com Arrangements were under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St, Farmington.

She loved cats.

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Grace S. Drown (1921-2012)

Grace S. Drown, 90,  went to be with the Lord on June 17th, 2012 with her loving husband by her side at Pinewood Terrace in Farmington.  She was born to John Earl and Ruth Stella (Ranger) Oakes on November 18, 1921 in North Chesteville, Maine. She was educated in the schools of North Chesterville, Farmington, and Wilton.  Grace worked as a clerk in the North Chesterville store, G.H. Bass  and at the Farmington Farmers Union.  On March 6, 1969 she married Cleston M. Drown of Dixfield, whom she made a  home with for 43 years.  Over the years, Grace and Cleston were very devoted to their faith and the Baptist churches they attended.  She was a member of the North Chesterville and Wilson Granges. Grace enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, skiing, skating, traveling to and from Florida, and spending time with their family. 

She  is survived by her husband of 43 years and her son George Weeks and his wife, Diane, her daughter, Nancy Weeks Lake all of Farmington, stepchildren, Judy Drown Roberts and her husband, Alan of Vermont, Randy Drown of Shapleigh, Gary Drown and wife Tama of Newry, and Trudy Toothaker of Jay, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren.  The family would like to say a special thank you to all the staff at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Pinewood Terrace and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for all the great care she received.  She loved you all very much.


NOTICE:  A memorial service will be held at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in North Jay, Weds. June 20, 2012 at 11:00AM.  Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton.  Friends wishing may make donations in her memory to Pinewood Terrace 136 Rosewood Drive Farmington, ME 04938 or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington, ME. Condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Anne F. Williamson (1938-2012)

Anne F. Williamson of Cambridge, MA and Kingfield, ME died peacefully June 27, 2012 near her home in Cambridge surrounded by family and friends. Anne was born in Kingfield, ME July 26, 1938 the daughter of Dana and Ruth Williamson.


Anne graduated from Kingfield High School and Bryant and Stratton Business College in Boston. She was widely read, had an excellent memory, and took many courses from Harvard University Extension. She had a very successful thirty-five year career with Arthur Andersen in Boston, ending as a training director. She was able to retire early and enjoy a long retirement.


Anne was active in Cambridge community affairs and made many lasting friendships. She was involved in local Democratic politics, belonging to the Cambridge Democratic City Committee for over thirty years, serving as treasurer for some candidates, and actively supporting others. She served on the Cambridge Postal Advisory Committee, the RCCC, and several others. She traveled extensively with family and friends, visiting many European countries, Israel, Canada, the Caribbean, and most of the United States.


Anne was close to her brothers and sister and the favorite aunt to her nieces and nephews. She loved to spend time in Kingfield and with each of her extended families. She traveled often to Maine spending time with family for holidays, March Madness, Kingfield Days, camp week, the Blueberry Festival, and fall foliage tours. She faithfully attended graduations, sports events, and special celebrations in support of her family.
She is survived by her brother James Williamson of Kingfield, brother David Williamson and his wife Olivia of Woolwich, brother Terrence Williamson and his wife Pamela of Hampden, sister Janet Hewett of Machias; the families of Meridel Cosgrove and Susan Kimball; nieces Jennifer Maconochie, Dianne Strait, Sarah Curran, Anna Staples, and Amanda Baker; nephews Michael Williamson, Andrew Hewett, David and Brennen Strait, Ethan and Henry Maconochie, Nicholas and Oliver Hewett, David and Stephan Margas, and Walter Kimball.


Anne was very thankful for all the wonderful health care workers who treated her so well at Franklin Memorial, Eastern Maine General and Massachusetts General Hospitals. The family is grateful for the comfort provided by the staff of Cambridge Rehab and Nursing Center during her final days in Cambridge. Friends and family may donate to the cancer charity of their choice or The Kingfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 238, Kingfield, Maine 04947.


NOTICE: Williamson, Anne 6/27/2012 A memorial service will be held at the Kingfield Methodist Church on Monday, July 9, 2012 at 1:00p.m. with Rev. Miginess officiating. Internment will be at the East New Portland Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, ME. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Jacqueline M. McGarvey (1931-2012)

Jackie McGarvey (nee Murphy), of Rangeley, was all about family.  She bore the responsibility of, not only her own seven children (5 boys and 2 girls), but also of taking on the mother-role of four younger siblings after the accidental death of her own mother at a young age.  She loved her entire extended family which reached from Maine to California, from North Carolina to the Persian Gulf.

Born in her hometown of Rangeley to Rexford Keith Murphy and Jessima Auralie Ellis, Jackie spent her entire adult life raising children while doing housekeeping at the Rangeley Manor in the 50’s and 60’s.  She came by her Irish temperament naturally from her father’s side.  Her mother was a branch of the large Ellis clan who at one time had three large dairy farms in the region south of the village.  Jackie loved sitting on her front lawn watching cars come and go through town.

Jackie is survived by siblings, Eugene, Jane, Carl, Penny, Marla, and Wanda.  Her children, from oldest to youngest, are Darrel, Brent, Arlow, Auralie, Tami, Kevin, and Erin.  Grandchildren of Nana Jackie are Justin, Jennifer, Anne Sophie, Deanna, Nicky, Adam, Jessica, Sean, Sabrina, Casey, Breana, and twins Kevinson and Kendrick.  Great-grandchildren to date include Addisyn, Makayla, Savannah, Madison, Maya, Meika, Adrian, Tyler, Riley, and twins Nicholas and Olivia. Waiting for her in Heaven are husband James “Russ”, sisters Josephine and Geraldine, and grandson Jason.

NOTICE: McGarvey, Jacqueline 6/28/2012 A graveside services will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley on July 28 at a time to be determined, and will be followed by a celebration of her life at her Main Street home.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Rangeley Fireman’s Association Children's Fund, In care of Rudy Davis, 2214 Main St, Rangeley, ME 04970. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

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Lynwood D. Gile (1925-2012)

Lynwood D. Gile, 86, of Rangeley passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at The Andgroscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. He was born Nov. 30, 1925 in Rangeley, the son of Clarence D. and Maud M. Gile. He was a graduate of Rangeley High School and married Ethel M. Ross on Feb. 1, 1950. Lynwood worked for D.C. Morton for many years before going to work for Glen Martin AirCraft shipyard in South Portland in 1957. He also worked for Pratt and Whitney in Sanford, ME, Precision Metal Products of Saugus, MA, and the Bud Russell Kennebago Lake Camps driving the mail truck and mail boat up and down Kennebago Lake delivering mail to Grants Camps and Kennebago Camps for the U.S. Post Office. Lynwood also guided trips down "the Allagash" and  guided parties for Kennebago Camps on the Big Lake (Mooselook). He also worked for 25 years for Forster Mfg. Co., first in Stratton, then East Wilton, and ending up in Strong before he retired in 1993.


Lynwood was a member of the Rangeley Free Baptist Church. He enjoyed life, his manor and energy was infectious. Having done and experienced so many things, he loved to tell stories, even if they were the same ones over and over, they still made you laugh. He enjoyed gardening, had a crafty nature, and could fix anything with his hands.


Lynwood is survived by three nieces; Dianna Carlson, Linda VanCuran, and Sandra Ellington; two nephews, Fred Carver and Jeffrey Wilkerson; and his old chum "Bomb" Marie Savage. He was predeceased by his wife, two sisters, Elvenus Carver and Merlene Wilkersen, and his brother Wilfred Gile.


NOTICE: Gile, Lynwood 7/3/2012 A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10:00a.m. at the Rangeley Free Baptist Church. Friends wishing may make  donations in Lynwood's memory to the Rangeley Free Baptist Church. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley. Arrangements under the direction of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Frederick A. Smith (1940-2012)

Frederick A. Smith, 72, passed away July 9, 2012  at his home in New Sharon.  He was born March 14 1940 in Portchester, New York the son of Phillip and Marion Smith of Anderson Hill Road in Purchase New York.  Fred attended school in Purchase, New York where he was passionate about wrestling.  Fred was married to Judith Cleaver on July 16, 1961 in Scarsdale, New York.  He worked for the family fence business, Blind Brook Fence, for many years before moving to Connecticut with his wife and their two children Robert and Carolyn.

He left the fence industry to drive a tractor trailer and his work took him all over the country.  He relocated to Maine to be with his mother and sisters.  Fred was remarried in October 17, 1987 in Farmington, Maine to Mary Singletary.   They had a son Christopher.

Fred enjoyed fishing and boating.  He was known for his woodworking abilities.  Most of all he loved people and conversation.

Fred is survived by his two sisters Jeannette Palumbaro and Susan Collins; his three children, Robert Smith, Carolyn Smith Bryant, and Christopher Smith; his nieces and nephews Jeffrey Smith, Jay Smith, Jamie Smith, Jeanine Smith, Sean Collins, Randy Collins, and Courtney Lambert; his grandchildren Andrew Smith, Liam Smith, Olivia Smith, Thaddeus Bryant, and Alexis Smith.

NOTICE:   Frederick A. Smith   1940-2012,  Visiting Hours will be held from 5-7PM on Weds. July 11, 2012 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington ME., with a funeral Service to immediately follow at 7:00PM.  Interment will follow at a later date in New York.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Diane M. Emerson (1946-2012)

Diane M. Emerson, 66, of Farmington passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. She was born in Augusta on April 5, 1946 the daughter of Leonel J. and Loretta P. (Oullette) Gervais. She was educated in the schools of Augusta. Diane married James Emerson  in 1961 and they raised seven children.  She was a graduate of University of Maine at Farmington.  Over the years she tutored adults, worked at Forsters Mfg., and worked as a home care provider for the remainder of her career. She was a member of The Church of the Nazarene, The Red Hat Society, and she was proud to recieve the honor of "Mother of the Year" from The Emblem Club back in the early 1990's. Diane enjoyed crafts, especially scrapbooking, gardening, and reading, and everyone else enjoyed her baking.


She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Jim; two daughters, Loriann Crockett and her husband Larone of Strong, Dawn Welch and her husband Rodney "Buddy" of Woodstock; five sons, Peter and his wife Penny of Starks, Shawn and his wife Karen of Norway, Troy and his wife Beth of Texas, Jamie and his wife Dayna of Bangor, and Dale of Thomaston; 29 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Paullette and Julie; her brother Glen; her step mother Glenna; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a sister-in-law Barbara Gervais. She was predeceased by her parents, a granddaughter Rhiannon, and her brother Henry.


NOTICE: Emerson, Diane 7/13/2012 Visitation will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012 from 6-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 11:00am at Living Waters Assembly of God 549 Wilton Rd., Farmington. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in Diane's memory to the Farmington Falls Church of the Nazareen 173 Croswell Road Farmington Falls, ME 04940.  Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Leo Paul Pepin (1930-2012)

Leo P. Pepin, 81, of Stratton died unexpectedly on July 18, 2012 in Eustis. 


He was born on July 31, 1930 in Notre-Dame-Des-Bois, Quebec, the son of Odilon J. and Odena (Lambert) Pepin.  Leo was educated in Notre-Dame-Des-Bois schools.  As a young man, he went right to work in the woods.

Not long after, he met his wife of 61 years Lucille Desrochers, and in 1950 they were married in Woburn, Quebec.  They started their family of three boys while he continued his work in the woods, eventually becoming self employed as a lumberman.


He was an avid outdoorsman his entire life. He loved to hunt, fish, and train retrievers. Leo did his own taxidermy work and had a large collection. He loved his family and was very proud of his grandchildren, with whom he took every opportunity to share the outdoors.  He loved going snowmobiling, moose horn hunting, fishing on Aziscohos Lake, eating seafood and being part of family gatherings, most of which included many games of pool around his table in the basement.         

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Pepin; three sons, Claude and his wife Donna of Stratton, Luc and his wife Candace of Augusta, Richard and his wife Sue of Stratton; four grandchildren, Daniel of King Salmon, AK, Paul and his wife Jamie of Livermore, Renee of Leadville, CO, and Rachael of Augusta; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many very special hunting and fishing friends.  Leo is predeceased by his two brothers, Charles Emile, and Jean Paul.


A memorial Mass will be held on Friday July 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Stratton with Father Paul Plante officiating, followed by a committal service at Upper Eustis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Leo's name to the American Heart Association of Maine 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Catherine M. Parlin (1934-2012)

Catherine M. Parlin, 78, of New Vineyard passed away at Sandy River Center for Healthcare in Farmington on Sat., July 21, 2012. She was born April 15, 1934 the daughter of Woodard Seaton and Bessie R. (Smith) Cook in Farmington. She ducated in the schools of Strong. Later she married Phil Parlin and went to work at a local wood turning mill until they had their son Greg in 1952. Catherine enjoyed crafts, lawn sales, and rock hunting. She loved being a member of The Red Hat Society and attending family gatherings.

Catherine is survived by her mother Bessie; her son Greg P. Parlin of New Vineyard; sisters Erlene Millett and Sharon Thomas; brothers Herbert and Robert Cook of Strong, Colin Millett, Randy Millett, and Chester Millett; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her father Seaton and siblings Danny Millett, Robin Millett, and Mitchell Millett.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 1-4pm at the Fairbanks Meeting House. Arrangements are under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Helen A. Bransky (1916-2012)

Helen A. Bransky, 96, of Vienna passed away at Sandy River Center for Healthcare in Farmington on Friday, July 20, 2012. She was born Feb. 19, 1916 in Minneaplois, Minnesota the daughter of Edward P. and Olga (Staehle) Lindner. She was educated in the schools of Minneapolis before attending beautician school.  She worked as a beautician in the Minneapolis area before meeting her husband, Walter, and moving to Chicago. In the early 1950's the family with their two sons moved to Riverdale, Illinois where they bought a home.  Helen ran a beauty salon in her home for more than twenty years.  When they retired she and Walter, the love of her life, sold everything to buy a travel trailer and toured the United States for four years. At the end of their travels they settled in Florida. Walter passed eleven years ago and Helen moved to Farmington in 2004 to be near her son Mick and his wife Betsy. She enjoyed painting, sewing, crafts, reading, and
traveling.

Helen is survived by her two sons, Malcolm "Mick" Bransky and his wife Betsy Worden of Vienna, and Jeffrey Bransky of Chicago, Illinois; four grandchildren Barbara, Caroline, Elizabeth, and Katie; five great grandchildren; and her sister-in-law Vi. She was predeceased by her husband and her brother Adolf "Duffy" Lindner.

NOTICE: Bransky, Helen 7/20/2012 Visitation will be held on Monday, July 23, 2012 from 6-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services,108 Court St., Farmington. Interment will take place in Florida. Those wishing may make donations in Helen's memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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George L. Beale (1937-2012)

George L. Beale, 75, of Industry passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. He was born May 18, 1937 in Boston, MA the son of Frank E. and Lillian (Holmes) Beale Sr. He graduated from Farmington High School in 1955. He then entered the U.S. Coast Guard, serving on the U.S.C.G.C.  Bibb., before going to work for Glenn Hobbs as a carpenter. George attended a dance in Belgrade during  the summer of 1960 where he met Beverly Tracy, they were married in Oct. of 1961. Their son Troy was born in 1972. Soon after, George started his own business as a building contractor. To this day people were still hoping to have him do a project for them. He was a charter member of the Strong Demolay having been the first master counselor, then moving on to The Maine Masonic Lodge #20 for over 50 years. George was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and four wheeling.

George enjoyed spending time camping at Rock and Teas pond with his family. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, and customers. He was also very close to his wife's family whom he loved as his own. Special thanks to Texas friends Rick and Gail.

George is survived by his wife of 50 years Beverly; his son Troy Beale and his wife Vanessa of Industry; his grandson Calvin; his sister Barbara Titcomb of Farmington; a nephew Rodney and his wife Sheryl of Farmington; a niece Louise and her husband Mark of Farmington; several grand nephews and grand nieces. George was predeceased by his parents, his brother Frank Beale Jr., and his brother-in-law Richard Titcomb.

NOTICE: Beale, George 8/4/2012 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 6-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:00pm. Interment will be at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta on Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10:00am. Those wishing may make donations in George's memory to the Town of Industry, Industry Fire Department First Responders, 1033  Industry Road, Industry, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Grace Gervasi Beacham (1920-2012)

Grace Gervasi Beacham, age 92 of Farmington, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, August 6, 2012 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law Graybert and Karen Beacham with them at her bedside.

 

Grace was born on May 9, 1920 in Vineland, New Jersey and pursued a degree in vocal music at both the Philadelphia Music Academy (where she met her husband Bob) and New York College of Music. Grace and Bob lived for many years in Chattanooga Tennessee, where they raised two boys. Grace studied visual arts in Tennessee and became an accomplished painter. While living in Tennessee, Bob and Grace were active in local opera performances and served on the boards of artistic organizations. In 1995 they moved to Farmington, Maine to be close to their family, where Grace could more easily care for her husband who was in failing health from Alzheimer’s disease. Grace was active in the Farmington community for several years, serving on the boards of both the Arts Institute of Western Maine and Mount Blue TV. She learned videography as a volunteer with Mt. Blue TV and recorded many performances at Nordica Auditorium for broadcast. With help from Station Director JP Fortier, she also filmed, produced and narrated several shows about the arts that ran for years on the public access station.

Grace loved her family and lived her life with a constant vision of their care and well-being in mind. Many people who knew her described her as an individual with both “spunk” and grace. More than a few of her acquaintances mentioned that she was aptly named.

She will be missed by friends and family, but will never be forgotten. Grace was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob), and is survived by her two sons: Graybert Beacham of Farmington, and his wife Karen; and Robert Beacham of Farmington, his wife Nancy, and her two granddaughters Adrienne and Gwendolyn.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court Street, Farmington, Maine 04938. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Marian Hall Mitchell (1924-2012)

Marian Starling Hall Mitchell passed away peacefully at her home in West Farmington on August 23rd with her family by her side. She was born in Princeton, NJ on March 4, 1924,  the daughter of Harold and Gertrude Bailey Hall. She spent her childhood in Oxford, Maine and her teen years attending various schools in New York City. She graduated from Gorham Normal School and taught elementary school in Bridgton, ME before moving to Farmington, Me with her husband Alden W. Mitchell. They were married on June 18, 1946 in Gorham, ME.
 
Marian loved sewing, rug braiding, and enjoying her time with her friends as a member of the Neighborhood Group of the Franklin County Extension. For several years she operated a craft shop called the Little Red Hen with her good friend Geneva Worthley. She was an active member of the Old South Congregational Church in Farmington where she taught Sunday School, and the American Legend Post #28 Auxiliary.
 
She is survived by her son Stephen Mitchell and his wife, Doris of Phillips, ME, her daughter, Marcia Mitchell of Hinsdale, MA, grandchildren, Michael, Michelle, John (JP), and great grandchildren, Kamryn and Alison. She was predeceased by her husband Alden in 2010 and her son John in 1994.
 

NOTICE: Mitchell, Marian Hall 8/23/2012 Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 3-5pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. Farmington. A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 2:00pm also at the funeral home. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Jacob J. Chick (1991-2012)


Jacob J. Chick, 21, of Industry passed away suddenly from a tragic accident on Saturday, August 25, 2012. He was born to Maria and Buba Stevens on August 23, 1991. Jacob lived in Industry his entire life. His childhood was filled with camping, fishing, and hunting with his family. He loved camping, four wheeling, fishing, playing football, and snowboarding.

He graduated from Mt. Blue High School in 2009. After high school Jacob attended college in Calais. he recently graduated from college and was a valued employee of Sustainable Structures. He was a hard worker who would help anybody that needed it. Jacob had a soft spot in his heart for young kids.


Jacob is survived by his parents Buba and Maria Stevens of Industry; his brother Issac Chick and his partner Megan Picard, niece Christina Chick, and nephew Issac Jayden Chick; his grandparents Freeman L. and Rachel Chick, Leo and Elaine Stevens, and Edward Chick. He also leaves behind many cousins, aunts and uncles, including a special uncle Travis Chick. He is also survived by his girlfriend Ashley Smith who he loved with all his heart, and his lifelong best friend Antonio Desanctis who was always
there for Jacob. Jacob was predeceased by his great grandmother Abbie Hoar.

NOTICE: Chick, Jacob 8/25/2012 Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 from 5-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Industry Town Hall at 1:00pm. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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William "Bill" Chase (1928-2012)

William C. Chase, "Bill", 84, of Carrabassett Valley passed on peacefully in his sleep with his wife, Louise, by his side in Farmington at Orchard Park Living Center on Sunday, August 26, 2012 where he had been since March. He was born June 18, 1928 in Bristol, New Hampshire to Custer Alex and Dorothy (Chard) Chase. He attended schools in Alexandria and Bristol New Hampshire. Bill married Fern Heath of Ashland, NH in 1954 and they resided in Laconia, NH and were the parents of Steven William Chase and Carole Fern Chase. Fern Heath Chase passed on August 4, 1966. Bill later married Louise (Schmidt) Sargent of Franklin, NH in 1968.

Bill enlisted in the US Navy in 1945 serving in the Pacific Theater. He participated in Operation Crossroads (Baker) on the USS Hughes. Bill was F2 on ships and the Island of Guam. Upon discharge in 1949 he continued his schooling, graduating from NH Vocational Technical College as a Machine Designer, later obtaining an Associate Degree. His first empolyment as a Machine Designer was at Scott & Williams Knitting Company in Laconia, NH. In subsequent years, he worked at Kidder Press in Dover, NH, Hampton Machine Company in Hampton, NH, SHAPE in Biddeford and Kennebunk, ME, Province Automation in Sanford, ME, and as a Land Surveyor at G.L. Davis & Associates in Dover, NH.

Bill and Louise resided in Dover, NH, Lyman, ME, and upon retirement in Carrabassett Valley, ME. Bill worked as a PSIA certified Ski Instructor at Sugarloaf USA and in various capacities for Birchwood Interiors at Sugarloaf. Bill and Louise were both avid sailors, hikers, and long distance bikers, enjoying many ocean trips on the Atlantic Ocean between Bar Harbor and Narragansett Bay and every port and island in between. They have skied in New England, Canada, France, and Italy. They biked the NH, ME, Massachusetts coast, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. They hiked many mountains with their children; Bill and his son Steve achieving certification for AMC 4000 ft for NH. Bill and Louise were Coast Guard Auxilliary officers and their sailing vessel Rainbow was a facility for the US Coast Guard doing patrols and Search and Rescue as well as Courtesy Examinations.

Bill was a Christian with membership and participations in churches in First Parish Congregational in Dover NH, Goodwins Mills United Methodist Church in Lyman, ME and Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry in Carrabasett Valley ME serving in many capacities on Ministry Board, Vacation Bible School, etc. Bill was a United Methodist Certified Lay Minister and active with the Salem Economic Ministry.

Bill is survived by his wife, Louise; children Steven Chase and his wife Barbara of Naples, FL and Carol Luca and her husband Sal of E. Wakefield, NH; stepchildren Christopher Scott Sargent and his wife Ellie of Tilton, NH, and Lynn Sulloway and her husband Ernest of Franklin, NH; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

NOTICE: Chase, William "Bill" 8/26/2012  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10:00am at the Richard Bell Chapel at Sugarloaf under the direction of Pastors Pamela and Earle Morse.
Memorial contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry, Village West #18, 5085 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, Maine 04947. Final arrangements are under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. 

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Dorothy Irene Remick (1931-2012)

Dorothy Irene Remick, 80, of Farmington passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Sandy River Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Farmington. She was born Sept. 29, 1931 in Weld the daughter of Raymond R. and Lottie B. (Berry) White Sr. She was educated in the schools of Dixfield. Dorothy enjoyed anything she could do with her family especially holidays, cookouts, going to Dummers Beach, and eating french fries. She loved smiles, laughter, music, word puzzles, and giving in any way she could. She simply loved life.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters Martella A. Lakin and her husband Frank Sr. of Salem, and Bonny Remick of North Jay; sons Keith Cook and his wife Carol-Jean of Norway, Kenneth Cook of Farmington, and Martell Remick Jr. and wife Cheryl of North Jay; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister Nancy Skidgell and her husband Rolland of Carthage; brothers Raymond White Jr. of New York, Stanley White and his wife Avilla of Florida, Lawrence White of Pennsylvania, and Wilfred White and his wife Sylvia of Bath; many nieces and nephews;
and her angel Harland "Spike" Kidder. She was predeceased by her husband Martell M. Remick Sr., a son Barry-Wayne Cook, a grandson Richard B. Lakin, and sisters-in-law Rose and Maria.

NOTICE: Remick, Dorothy 8/31/2012 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 from 6-8pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at 2:00pm at the East Wilton Cemetery. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Ryan H. Nile (1988-2012)

New Portland - Ryan Heath Nile, 24, of Embden, died unexpectedly Friday evening, August 31, in New Portland. He has left this world to join his Grandmother and Cousin Craig. He was born February 16, 1988, in Farmington, Son of Frank O. Nile and Laurie Ann (Corson) Nile. He received his education in the North Anson schools. He was a graduate of the class of 2006 from Carrabec High School. For several years he was employed as a logger and heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed hunting, racing, mud running, and anything to do with a Chevrolet or with a motor. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially all the times with a few close friends.


He is survived by his parents Frank and Laurie Nile of Embden, two sisters, Rose Gould, husband Jason and son Calvin of St. Albans, and Jennifer Nile and son Jonathan Heath White of Embden and by the love of his life, Ashley Alexandria Dyar of Strong, His “A.A.D.” “ILY2FM”. He is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

Notice: Nile, Ryan H. 1988-2012 .   Please join us for a celebration of Ryan’s life at Frank and Laurie’s home in Embden on Saturday September 8th at noon.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation 108 Court St. Farmington , ME 04938.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Vernon "Buddy" Burns (1934-2012)

Vernon "Buddy" Burns, 78, of Strong passed away in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 with his wife by his side. He was born in New Portland on May 20, 1934 the son of Henry and Verda (Spencer) Burns. He served his country in the US Army from 1954-1956. Buddy worked in the woods as a truck driver, at the Strickland Mill in New Portland and Flo Chemical in Ashburnham, MA until he retired in 1991. Buddy and his wife moved to Strong in 1996. He served as the Fire Chief in New Portland and was President of St. Joseph's in Fichburg, MA.

Buddy leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Frances, of Strong. He was a wonderful and loving father to his children Linda and Bob Enwright, and Rick and Tammy Burns all of New Hampshire, and Bruce, Chris, and Gloria Burns of Massachusetts. He is also survived by 10 grand children, 20 great grandchildren, his brother-in-law Herbert and his wife Marge Cook of Strong, several nieces and nephews, and many wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Margaret Welvert, and sisters JoAnn Archer and Barbara Cook.

Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Deborah Bea "Tru" Walsh (1957-2012)

Deborah Bea "Tru" Walsh, 54, of New Sharon died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born Nov. 16, 1957 in Mt. Kisco, NY the daughter of James E. and Lillian C. (Winfield) Walsh. She was a graduate of John Jay High School in Katonah, NY, class of 1975. She moved to Maine in 1977 and gave birth to her daughter in 1980. From 1980 to 1999 she held several positions from Banking to Baking, and all were done with her love for life. In 1999 she started her career at ICT Group (now known as Sykes) where she worked her way from an outbound call center rep to the operations manager. She was active at Fitness Stylz in Livermore Falls where her daughter Stephanie taught. Deb enjoyed gardening, tending her bird feeders in her backyard, road trips, spending time with family, friends, and her work family at Sykes whom she loved. Music was a major part of her life from young adulthood, and she played her ovation guitar once a week with a group of special friends.

Deb is survived by her significant other, Gary Nightingale whom she met in the fall of 1995; her daughter Stephanie Freeman of Livermore Falls; her mother Lillian Walsh of Danbury, CT; two sisters Gail McPhee and her husband Bob of Wilton, CT and Joanne D'Antonio and her husband Mike of Bethel, CT; her brother Jeffrey Walsh and his wife Donna of CT.; brother-in-law Randy Nightingale and his wife Annie of New Sharon; sister-in-law Lynn Nightingale and Lynn's daughter Emily of Rome; nieces and nephews Sean, Nicole, Riley, Emily, and Brenna; and her dog Jack and grand dog Max. She was predeceased by her father James, and her in-laws Leslie and Dixie Nightingale.

NOTICE: Walsh, Deborah 10/5/2012 Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 from 6-8PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:00PM at The Living Waters
Assembly of God, 547 Wilton Rd., Farmington. Private interment will be at the Holt Family cemetery in Rome, ME. Donations may be made in Deb's memory to The Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Cleston M. Drown (1916-2012)

Cleston M. Drown, 96, of Farmington went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 after a short stay at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.  He was born to Percy W. and Mina M. (Durrell) Drown on May 12, 1916 in  New Market, N.H.  He was a graduate of Dixfield High, class of 1934.  He worked on the family farm until 1942 when he  went to serve his country in the U.S. Army.  He worked in overseas ammuniton dumps inspecting and disposing of faulty rounds and bombs as a Munitions Technician serving in many places including Australia, and the Central Pacific.  Upon returning to the U.S.  he worked at Livermore Falls Shoe Shop, Lamkin's Poultry Farm and Western Maine Transportation.  Cleston was married to Geraldine Brown in 1948, she passed away in 1953 with Polio.  On March 6, 1969, he married Grace S. Oakes of North Chesterville whom he made a home with for 43 years, she passed in June of this year.  Over the years, Cleston & Grace were very devoted to their faith and the Baptist churches they attended.  As a young man he enjoyed outdoor activities, especially skiing, and learning to fly.  In his retirement years he enjoyed traveling to and from Florida, gardening, reading and spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his four children, Judy Drown Roberts and her husband Alan of Vermont, Randy Drown, of Shapleigh, Gary Drown and his wife, Tama of Newry,Trudy Toothaker of  Jay, two stepchildren, George Weeks and his wife Diane and Nancy Lake all  of Farmington, two brothers, Lendall of Farmington and Bayne of MA, several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his wives and a brother Cleo. 

The family wishes to thank Pinewood Terrace, the doctors and nurses at Franklin Memorial Hospital and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for all their love, care and support that was given to our Dad and the family.

NOTICE: Drown, Cleston M. 5/12/16 - 10/6/12   A graveside memorial Service will be held weds. Oct, 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton with Pastor Brian Rebert officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington, ME.  Donations may be made in Cleston's memory to Pinewood Terrace 136 Rosewood Dr. Farmington, ME 04938.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.

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Harry R. Keach Jr. (1935-2012)

Harry R. Keach Jr., 77, of Farmington passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012 at his home. He was born July 24, 1935 in Starks, the son of Harry R. and Mary L. (Johnson) Keach Sr. He was educated in the schools of Starks and Fairbanks.  As a young man Harry worked at Knowlton & McKleary Printing, then as a foreman at Forsters Mfg. He then went on to play a key role in the groundwork for the development of Mt. Blue Shopping Center and when the development was completed he became the caretaker of the plaza for many years.  Later when his son Randy Keach decided to start Randy Keach Auto Sales he was there every day helping to build it and he continued helping there until he was no longer able. His greatest enjoyment in life was his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. He enjoyed camping and hunting, being in nature and watching wild life, either on walks or from the house. He also enjoyed collecting model cars and watching Nascar, he rooted for Rowdy Kyle Busch.


Harry is survived by his wife Helen whom he has been with for 37 years; nine children, Randy Keach and his wife Shirley of Farmington, Cindy Keach-Qualls and her husband Scott of Milan, NH, Mark Keach and his wife Marie of Farmington, David Keach of Alaska, Darcy Tibbetts and her husband Dan of Chesterville, Greg Keach and his Fiance Sharon of Frankfort, Stacy Mattingly and her husband Brad of Pheonix, AZ, Kim Doring and her husband Jeff of Brunswick, and Nellie Laughead and husband Scott of Greenville, OH; 16 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his sister Corrine; his brother Gordon; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by five sisters Marion, Irene, Norma, Lorrine, and Maxine, and his brother Willard.


NOTICE: Keach, Harry Jr. 10/7/2012 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 from 6-8PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at 1:00PM, also at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Clara Mae Morris (1916-2012)


Clara M. Morris, 96, of Greene passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. She was born July 30, 1916 in Lewiston the daughter of James A. and Emily E. (Towers) Veinott.  Clara was a homemaker and LPN. Over the years she lived in Leeds, Canaan, and Greene. Clara enjoyed going out to eat with her family, shopping, and loved her purses.

Clara is survived by three daughters, Laura Morris of Turner, Sonia Plourde of Lewiston, and Rhonda Robinson of Fairfield; three sons, Monte "JR" Wing of Lewiston, Ronald Morris of Livermore Falls, and Merton "Chub" Morris of New Sharon; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Nelson; two sons, Richard Wing Sr. and Kenneth Clifford Morris; and two brothers, Edward Veinott Sr. and Coleman Ridlon.

"Good dear, love you now, be careful."

"Nana I love u very much and miss you already."


NOTICE: Morris, Clara 10/8/2012 A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Leeds Center Cemetery on Rt. 106 in Leeds. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Carolyn Lomas Balsam (1926-2012)

Carolyn Lomas Balsam, 86, of Industry, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center. She was born in New Haven, CT on Sept. 17, 1926 the daughter of Russell E. and Ethel (Mertz) Lomas. She attended the New Haven public schools and The Day School, received her BA from Russell Sage College, her MS from the Columbia University School of Library Services, and her teaching certificate as a library specialist from Southern Connecticut State College. She was a chemical librarian at Standard Brands, Inc. in Stamford, CT and then taught in the Stamford school system in special education.

Carolyn married William E. Barch in 1960 who died in 1964. In 1966 she maried Philip Johns Balsam who died in 1991. Carolyn, Phil, and son Philip came to Industry, ME in 1979 and in 1980 she became a Literacy Volunteer Tutor, then Secretary, and later Chairman of the Board. In 1997 she received the Volunteers of America Star Award and in 2002 the DAR Community Service Award. She was Secretary and Treasurer of the Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry and was one of the first volunteers of the Care and Share Food Closet. Carolyn was on the SAD9 School Board for 10 years, the Board of LEAP, Inc, was an Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Visiting, Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer receiving the 2003 Robert D. Turcotte Award. She was a member of the Friends of Pierce House, participated in the Safe Visitors program, the Gold Lieaf Institute, the UMF Cooperative Extension Homemakers Industry Group, and was a Deacon in her UCC church Shorey Chapel in Industry. Volunteering and helping others was an essential part of her life. Even upon her death, she is continuing to do so by donating her body to the University of New England for research. Music was a very important part of her life, being in church choirs and choruses all her life. She was also a hand weaver and an avid reader.

Carolyn is survived by her son Philip, his wife Dovey and four of her children Joe, Woody, Arthur and Annie Noyes, her two grandchildren Anthony Johns and Victoria Lynne Balsam, her nieces Wendy Lomas, Beverly Greene, Suzanne Emerson, her nephew A. Heaton Robertson and his wife Henrietta, her great niece Charlotte Greene Connellan, her husband Mark and children Jack and Lilly. She is predeceased by her sisters Barbara and Geraldine, her brother John, and Dovey's son Cary Noyes.

NOTICE: Balsam, Carolyn 10/14/12 Visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at the Industry Town Hall from 6-8PM. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at 1:00PM at Shorey Chapel in Industry with Pastor Linda Giard officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to one of four places, Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties, 5 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938; Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., PO Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243; LEAP, Inc., 313 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938; or Shorey Chapel, 1109 Industry Rd., Industry, ME 04938. Arrangements are under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Frederick B. Harnden (1916-2012)

Frederick B. Harnden, 96, of Rangeley passed away  Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at the Edgewood Residential Care Facility in Farmington.  He was born June 23, 1916 in Rangeley, the son of Ray A. and Florence E.  (Barker) Harnden. He graduated from Rangeley
High School in 1934. While growing  up, he worked in his father's clothing store. He also caddied at the Rangeley  Lake House and became an excellent golfer. Fred enjoyed hunting and fishing and  would spend hours walking in the woods using only a compass for navigation. He became proficient in boating and enjoyed sailing and ice boating, sometimes  during school hours! He spent a good deal of time with, and was inspired by, his  grandfather, Captain Fred C. Barker. Captain Barker owned  and operated three resorts,
including The Barker, on Mooselookmeguntic Lake from  the late 1800's until he passed away in 1937.

After high school,  Fred spent a year at Hebron Academy. He enjoyed the ski team, music, and played drums in the band. The following year, he  entered the University of Maine in Orono where he majored in mechanical engineering. After graduation in 1939 he attended Harvard Business School. Upon  completion, he accepted a job at Norma Hoffman, a company specializing in the  design of ball bearings in Stamford, CT. There he spent the war years designing  bearings, including those used in superchargers for the engines of the B-29  bomber.

In 1941, Fred married his childhood sweetheart, Annette Woods,  who had spent summers in Rangeley. Paul, their first child was born in 1942.  Stuart and Lynn followed in 1943 and 1944. In 1946, Fred's parents, who had been operating the Barker since the death of Captain Barker in 1937, asked Fred to take over the operation of the hotel and camps.  Fred left a promising career in engineering and returned to Rangeley. He purchased The Barker in 1951 and operated it until 1967. He served on the  Rangeley Board of Selectmen and was the president of the Rotary Club. He was  also on the board of directors for the Rangeley Trust Company. When the high  school needed an Industrial Arts teacher he taught school for a year. He was  among a select few who founded the
Congregational Church in Rangeley. He taught  skiing at Saddleback. Fred joined the Masons fraternal organization and became a  32nd degree Mason.

In 1966 Fred closed The Barker and sold the property.  That fall he went to work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery as a technical writer for the operational manuals used on the 688 (Los Angeles) class  fast attack submarine.

Fred retired in 1979 and with his wife moved back  to Rangeley. He spent the next few years completing the subdivision of The  Barker, taking extraordinary pains to keep the look and feel of the original  property. Fred remained active in the Congregational Church, enjoyed golfing and  fishing with Annette and visiting with family. Annette, his wife of 67 years,  passed away in 2008. Fred remained at home until 2009 when he joined the  Edgewood family in Farmington.

Fred is survived by his daughter Lynn Lewandowski of Rangeley; two sons Paul Harnden and his wife Jane of Amherst, NH  and Stuart Harnden and his wife Denise of Bedford, NH; three grandchildren  Richard, Stephen, and Stacy; four great grandchildren Morgan, Jacob, Sarah, and  Brooke; his sister Dorothy; and his nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by  his wife Annette, a grandson James Harnden, and his sister Barbara  Riddle.

NOTICE: Harnden, Frederick 10/11/12 A memorial service will be  held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Rangeley Congregational Church at 11:00 AM.  Interment will take place at the Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley. Arrangements  are under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation  Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent by check to The Congregational Church, UCC, P.O. Box 218, Rangeley, Maine 04970 and/or to Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living, Resident Activity Fund, 221 Fairbanks Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Those wishing may send condolences  for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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David James Norton (1967-2012)

David James Norton, 45, of Portland passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 15, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 28, 1967 in Farmington the son of Hubert E. and Linda J. (French) Norton. He
graduated from Mt. Abram High School and then attended USM where he has worked ever since as a Senior Communications Specialist. David loved his job and the people he worked with in the University of Maine system.  In his free time he enjoyed hiking, photography, camping, and his annual trip to Acadia. His family was very important to him, especially his nephews whom he adored. His parents loved his trips home to spoil them for Mothers Day and Fathers Day.

David is survived by his parents Linda and Hubert of Kingfield; his sister Tara Dubay and her husband Chad of Industry; his brother Jonathan Norton and his wife Annette of Brunswick; two nephews whom he was very close to, Chad Jr. and Samuel; his Aunt Beverly; his Uncle Richard; and his cousins Kathy, Julie, Scott, and Delaney. He was predeceased by his grandparents.

NOTICE: Norton, David 10/15/12 Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 1-2PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington immediately followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 2:00PM. Interment will follow at the North Franklin Cemetery on the Town Farm Road in Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in David's memory to the David Norton Scholarship Fund, c/o Franklin-Somerset Federal Credit Union, Kingfield Branch, 476 Main St., Kingfield, Maine 04947 to benefit a student entering Computer Science studies.  Condolences for the family may be sent through the funeral home's website at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Lois Marie Herndon (1955-2012)

Lois M. Herndon, 57 of Farmington, passed away Saturday  Oct. 13 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after a long illness. She was born on Aug. 9 1955 in farmington, the daughter of the late Christine D.Huff. She attended Strong schools and graduated from Mt. Abram High School in 1975. She enjoyedmany different things, such as crocheting, knitting, arts and crafts. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. and most of all she enjoyed watching her grandchildren play and grow. She was a major red sox fan and never really missed a game. She loved to have fun and always had a smile on her face. She will be loved and missed dearly  by all that knew her.

Lois is survived by her husband of nine years, Dave Herendon,Two sons, Kenneth Stevens of Farmington. William Stevens of Dayton. Two daughters Christine Howard of Farmington and Geraldine Doble and her Fiance Cody Withee of New Portland. Three brothers, Thomas Baud Sr. and Wife Leann of Winthrop, Everett Baud of Farmington and Willliam Baud and Fiance Lynn McGee of
Old Orchard Beach. Three step sisters. Naomi and Husband Charles Oliver Jr. of Farmington, Patricia and Husband Ethan Starbird of Farmington and Debbie Emerson of Farmington. Three grandchildren, Kenneth Everett, Sherrill Hall and Danielle Hall. She is predeseases by her mother Christine D Huff..and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Graveside services will be set at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
 
 
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Wilma G. Bartlett (1914-2012)

Wilma G. Bartlett, 98, of Casco passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at her home. She was born in Strong on June 7, 1914 the daughter of Clyde E. and Elsie A. (Pinkham) Durrell. She was educated in the schools of Strong. On June 27, 1959 she married Paul Bartlett in E. Hartford, CT. Paul passed in 1988. Wilma worked for over 15 years at Woodbury Glass Factory in E. Hartford. She moved to Maine in 1970 where she lived in Farmington for 23 years before residing in Casco for the past 24 years.  She drove the school team (horses) on her way to school for the children. Wilma was a member of the Casco Senior Citizens, and avid  embroiderer, loved arts and crafts, cooking, and enjoyed playing the card game "Flinch."

Wilma is survived by her daughter Beverly Gendreau and her husband Philip of Casco; her son Birdell B. Dunham Jr. and his wife Marilyn of Wilton; seven grandchildren Sonny, Debbie, Barb, Jeff, Diane, Sue, and Phil Jr.; several great grandchildren and a great great grandchild Karma; her sister Berdena Hardy of Farmington; her brother Burchard Durrell of Augusta; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Paul; two sons Roger Smith and Leonard Durrell; a sister Maxine Witherall; three brothers Everett, Clifton "Kip", and Freeland Durrell; and a great grandson Philip Eugene Gendreau III "Dreau".

NOTICE: Bartlett, Wilma 10/21/2012 Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 from 6-9PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will take place on Friday, Oct. 26,  2012 at 2:00PM, also at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in Wilma's memory to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 . Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Elmon J. Dyar (1938-2012)

Elmon J. Dyar, 74, of Farmington passed away at his home on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. He was born in Farmington March 24, 1938 the son of Norman C. and Florence M. (Ladd) Dyar. He was a graduate of Farmington High School. Elmon worked as an edger at Bass Shoe as a young man. He then went to work as a truck driver for many years hauling everything from logs to propane. Elmon loved hunting, fishing, and tinkering. He was the District Deputy for the International Order of Odd Fellows, and Sitting Master of Vernon Valley Masonic Lodge #99.

Elmon is survived by his wife of 37 years Jennie; two sons Joseph Dyar of Farmington and Elmon Dyar Jr. of Jay; five grandchildren: Pauline, Elmon III, Nicholas, Jami, and Jessica; his brother Clyde E. Dyar of Mt. Vernon; brother and sister-in-laws; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers James and Johnny Dyar.

A graveside  Masonic service will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at 2:00PM at the North Franklin Cemetery in Farmington on the Town Farm Road. In Lieu of flowers the family wishes people make donations in Elmon's memory to the charity of their choice. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Marie K. Zimmerman (1921-2012)

Marie K. Zimmerman, 91, passed from her home in Farmington, ME, into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 15, 2012.

Marie was born in Glenolden, PA, on April 27, 1921 to Harry and Esther (Kelly) Kreider. She graduated from West Chester State TeacherÂ’s College with a degree in music.  It was there that she met the love of her life, Isaiah “Bud” Zimmerman.  They were married on April 15, 1944.  They moved several times, while Bud was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the US Army during World War II, before taking up residence in Coatesville, PA, where they lived for over fifty years.  “Bud” adored his wife and was always excited to tell everyone that heÂ’d gotten “the prettiest girl in college.”  Marie was a very beautiful woman with a sweet spirit and tremendous talent.  She had a gorgeous voice and enjoyed using it in the community choir which Bud directed. For a short time, she taught music at Upland Country Day School in Kennett Square, PA.  She, also taught private voice and piano lessons, played the organ at church and sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and VBS.  She and Bud were actively involved in the missionÂ’s ministry of their local church.  Marie also headed up a Bible study at a nursing home in PA.  Marie was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.   She loved to paint, and her home was graced with beautiful, framed canvases of the ocean, mountains, birds, flowers, and still-life pictures she had created in acrylics and oils. She loved God with all her heart and spent many happy hours studying the Bible. Her favorite verses were found in Psalm 143:8-10 –  “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies:  I flee unto thee to hide me. Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” Marie would recite these verses every morning for many years as her heartÂ’s prayer to her Savior.

During the last ten years of her life, Marie suffered from AlzheimerÂ’s disease.  We could not have taken care of her at home without those who came alongside to help.  A huge “Thank you” to Amy, JoAnne, Leslie, Heidi, and Logan as well as all the wonderful CNAs and nurses from Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice Care and Dr. David Rice and his staff.  May God bless all of you for your support, prayers, love and compassion.   Her caretakers became special friends, for they truly loved Marie.  Also, the family greatly appreciated the ambulance workers from North Star and the doctors and nurses at Franklin Memorial Hospital who were so kind to her.

Marie is survived her son, Robert, her daughter, Sandi and  husband Brian, three grandchildren (Elizabeth Phillips and her husband, Chris, Rebekah Rebert, and Jonathan Rebert) as well as two great-grandchildren (Micah and Elijah Phillips), her sister, Carolyn Pasquarello, nephews Tom Pasquarello
(and family) and Rick Pasquarello and niece, Susan Hoffman (and sons) and a cousin, Laura Peugh.  She was predeceased by her husband, Bud.

Visiting hours will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, November 20,  at the Wagontown Union Chapel, 469 W. Kings Highway, Coatesville, PA. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Tim Crans and Pastor Brian Rebert officiating.  Interment will follow in Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held at 6:30 PM, Monday, November 26, at the New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham St. in Farmington, Maine.  Friends wishing to do so may make donation in her memory to the Wagontown Union ChapelÂ’s MissionÂ’s Fund, PO Box 200, Wagontown, PA, 19376. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St. in Farmington, Maine.

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Glynnese Farrington Waite (1929-2012)

Glynnese Farrington Waite, 83, of Farmington passed away Dec. 14, 2012 at Sandy River Nursing Home where she resided for over 28 years. Glynnese was born Jan. 23, 1929 in Dryden to Eben and Iva (Macomber) Farrington. She graduated from Wilton Academy in 1947, and from Bliss Business College, where she met her husband, in 1949. She married Joseph Waite of Rumford on June 16, 1949 at the Poland Springs Chapel.

She has one son, Stephen Waite of Rockland, two daughters, Sandy Waite Haskell and her husband Ric of Farmington, ME and Mesa, AZ, and Brenda Philbrick Landry and her husband Scott of Wilton. She also has three granddaughters, Casey Philbrick and Renee Landry of Portland, and Jessica Waite Bartholomew and husband Chris of Downington, PA and step grandchildren Stephanie, Buddy, Seth and Brooks, four great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Glynnese was an excellent mother, housekeeper, and cook. She was also a telephone operator for New England Tel & Tel in Farmington for 12 years, and a professional waitress for many years. Her final job was running The Kawanhee Inn in Weld, where she had her stroke.

She loved going to dances with her husband and he always said "she was a beautiful dancer." She also loved to travel and visited many countries.

Glynnese is survived by a brother Thayden Farrington and his wife and loving sister-in-law Nora of Dryden, and a brother Milton and his wife Anna of Farmington. Glynnese was surprisingly predeceased by her husband Joseph, who was totally devoted to her. In his last year he told his daughter Sandy "in the past 22 years the two of us have only missed caring for your mother 5 days. We gave her the best quality of life we could." She was also predeceased by a brother Floyd and her loving parents. She will be missed by her family, friends, and all of the wonderful people who cared for her at Sandy River, and through Hospice. Bless you mom.

NOTICE: Waite, Glynnese 12/14/12 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 from 4-6pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Immediately following at 6:00PM will be a funeral service, also at the funeral home. A  graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington later in the spring. Those wishing may make donations in Glynnese's memory to F.A.E.M. Care & Share, Food Closet at the Fairbanks School Meeting House c/o 201 Barlen St., Farmington  ME 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

A graveside service for Glynnese Waite, who passed away Dec. 14, 2012, and her husband Joseph Waite, who passed Nov. 14, 2006, will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:00am at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington with Rev. Wadell officiating. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

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Flora June Brisbin (1918-2012)

Flora June Brisbin, 94, passed away on Dec. 18, 2012 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. She was born in Farmington Dec. 9, 1918 the daughter of Scott  L. and Bertha J. (Hawes) Butterfield. When she was a year old the family moved to Temple. She attended the Red School House on Temple Intervale. Flora June loved music and took vocal and piano lessons and was part of the Kitchen Band. She lived most of her life in Temple and worked at the old Franklin Memorial Hospital and for Farmington Shoe Company. On March 29, 1947 she married Frank R. Brisbin who passed away on Sept. 20, 1996. Flora June tried to carry on the homestead until age caught up with her and she had to sell it. On Nov 1, 2003 she moved into an apartment in Farmington.  She was a member of the Temple Grange and the Temple Historical Society.

Flora June is survived by five nieces, Elaine Millett, Evelyn Wilkerson, Sharon Bailey, Lorraine Dudley, and Dorothey Ibarguen and her dear friend Gail Karkos. She was predeceased by her husband, three sisters Minnie Bailey, Jennie Hutchinson, and May Allen, and a brother Scott Butterfield Jr.

NOTICE: Brisbin, Flora June 12/18/12 A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington in the Spring. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:00AM at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

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Eleanor Campbell (1920-2012)

Eleanor Campbell, 92, of Farmington passed away Dec. 25, 2012 at the Pierce House in Farmington. She was born in Chesterville July 7, 1920 the daughter of Frederick G. and Edith M. (Youngquist) Wheeler. She was educated in the schools of Chesterville and Farmington graduating in 1937. On Sept. 18, 1937 Eleanor married Leo Campbell who passed away in 1989. She worked as a bookkeeper for Pratt's Inc. for 28 years and was a ballot clerk since 1960. Eleanor volunteered at Mallett School for 12 years, was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church serving in the Altar Guild, a member of the Farm Bureau, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Gold Leaf Institute at UMF. She was a great cook and enjoyed making her own book, puzzles, word searches, and reading.

Eleanor is survived by two daughters, Marie Lucarelli of Jay, Patricia Volkernick of Largo, FL; her son Paul F. Campbell and his wife Muriel of Winslow; 14 grandchildren; 18 great granchildren; and one sister, Marion Filaroska. She was predeceased by her husband Leo, two daughters Sharon Beatham  and Fran Scott, two sisters Doris Pratt and Barbara Brinkley, brother Samuel Wheeler, and two son-in-laws Larry Lucarelli and Paul Volkernick Sr.

NOTICE: Campbell, Eleanor 12/25/2012 Services for Eleanor will be held in the spring at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may make donations in Eleanor's memory to The Pierce House at 201 Main Street, Farmington , Maine 04938 .
Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

A funeral mass will be held on July 5, 2013 at 10:00 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church followed by a graveside at Fairview Cemetery.

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Helen W. Gordon (1922-2012)

Helen W. Gordon, 90, of Farmington passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital on Dec. 29, 2012 after a long and fulfilling life. She was born Aug. 12, 1922 in Farmington to Everett Carlyle and Blanche Sawyer Whitney. She grew up with her loving brother and sister, Lawrence and Jean. Helen was in 5th grade when the original Mallett School was built and went on to graduate from Farmington High School. After attending Farmington State Teacher's College at $25 per semester, Helen and very close friend Fanny Austin joined the U.S. Navy WAVES during WWII. They served for two years at the U.S. Military Fleet Post Office in San Francisco together.

Helen's first teaching job was at the Temple School House, now a historical landmark. She later went on to teach many years at Mallett School, followed by many more years at the University of Maine at Farmington where she became a professor of Children's Literature. Helen dedicated half of her wonderful life teaching students of all ages and thoroughly enjoyed it.


In 1951 Helen married Sidney Robert Gordon, who passed in 1987. They had two sons, Paul and Sam. As a family they enjoyed sports, travel, food, and spending time on Clearwater Lake.

Always willing to help, after retirement Helen and her sister Jean volunteered many hours of community service so others could benefit. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her.

Helen is survived by sons Paul and Sam; grandchildren Steven, Evan, Leifa, and Seth; great grandchildren Skyler and Mazie; sister Jean Dingley; and many nieces and nephews including Alan and Judy. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Sidney, and brother Lawrence. She was loved dearly
by her entire family.

NOTICE: Gordon, Helen W. 12/29/2012 Memorial services for close friends and family will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Helen's memory to The Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Roger "Tim" Kennedy (1915-2013)

Roger "Tim" Kennedy, 97, of Farmington passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington. He was born in Industry May 22, 1915 the son of Andrew and Maude L. (Horne) Kennedy. As a young man he got done with school and went to work.  He had many jobs, including working with his family, working at Watsons Mill and also in road construction with his older brother Chester. Tim was a member of The Crystal Lake Grange from 1972-2005 and the Farmington Grange until his passing. In his younger days he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and then later in life whittling, puzzles, playing solitaire, listening to ball games, and riding in the car.

Tim is survived by his wife of 47 years Vivian of Farmington; four daughters Elizabeth Coro and her husband Leo of Madison, Patricia Coro and her husband Robert of Industry, Miriam Whitney and her husband Jerry Sr. of Industry, and Teresa Phillips and her husband Steven of Embden; his son Larry Cain Sr. and his wife Nancy of Industry; ten grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and his sister-in-law Hazel Kennedy, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by four sisters, Gertrude, Betty, Lucile, and Helen and two brothers, Chester Sr. and Linwood.

NOTICE: Kenndy, Roger "Tim" 1/6/2013 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 from 6-8PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service, with Rev. John Tolman officiating, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at 2:00PM, also at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington later in the spring. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Yoland A. Bubier (1934-2013)

Yoland A. Bubier, 78, of Farmington passed away on Jan. 10, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 7, 1934 in Avon the daughter of Cecil H. and Ilda A. (Cushman) Voter. She graduated from Phillips High School in 1953. Yoland enjoyed singing, photography, spending time outdoors, walking, fishing, and taking care of and raising her family.

Yoland is survived by two daughters Roxann Bubier of Phillips, and Laurie Bubier of Sanford; two sons Scot Bubier and his wife Bonnie of West Farmington, and Jon Bubier and his wife Lois of Farmington; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and her sister Sheila Campbell and her husband Terry of Florida. She was predeceased by her husband Reginald H. Bubier Jr. who passed on Dec. 15, 2005, and two brothers Erlon and Dahlon.

A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at 3:00pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Donations may be made in Yoland's memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Mabel-Roxie "Molly" Moore Smith (1934-2013)

Mabel-Roxie (Molly) Moore Smith of Farmington passed away on Jan. 11. 2013 with her husband, a daughter, and a granddaughter present at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. She was born at the family farm in Livermore on June 15, 1934, the daughter of Wendell Everett Moore and Hildred Thompson Moore. Attending at her birth was her mother's brother, Dr. Cecil Thompson of Phillips. Growing up on the family farm in Livermore, she loved gardening. After taking courses at the state college in Farmington she joined the Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator at the Farmington office, continuing until June 6, 1965 when she married Fred O. Smith II. Making their home in New Vineyard, they had a beautiful back yard and garden as well as a raspberry plot, her favorite berry. Together they raised three daughters, Sarah Zeller, Jennifer Joy, and Erika Hildred, moving to Farmington in 1985 to be closer to the school system. An avid reader, particularly of nutrition, home, garden, and Maine coastal oriented magazines. She excelled as a home maker, mother, and wife. She enjoyed the theater, her church, Old South, UCC, and annual family reunions, the
most recent at her daughter Jenny's home in Jay on the past Christmas Eve. For over 47 years she brightened the family home and now has departed to brighten heaven.

She is survived by her husband Fred O. II, her children, Sarah Z. Williams of Auburn, Jennifer J. Smith of North Jay, and Erika H. Close of Farmington; a sister, Emily Moore of Woodbridge, Virginia; brothers Manton Moore and wife Judy of Culpepper, Virginia, Frank Moore and wife Wanda of Warrenton, Virginia, and David Moore and wife Patricia of Livermore; grandchildren, Jesse Williams, Rachel, Jacob, and Molly Hinkel, Jordan Kaylor, Carrie, Becky, and Erick Close; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and brother Thompson Moore and his wife Pauline of South Paris.

The family would like to thank Dr. Deborah Hamilton of Wilton Family Practice, Care and Comfort, and Meals on Wheels who have faithfully been there for the last several years as she continued to live in her own home, and Franklin Memorial Hospital and the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn for their care.

NOTICE: Smith, Mabel-Roxie (Molly) Moore 1/11/2013 Visitation will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Old South, First Congregational Church, UCC, 227 Main St., Farmington immediately followed by a memorial service at 2:00pm and a reception in the Church vestry. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Notch Cemetery in New Vineyard. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mabel's memory to Care & Comfort, 284 Main St., Wilton, Maine 04294; The Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, Maine 04210; or Old South, First Congregational Church, UCC, Capital Campaign, 227 Main Street, Farmington Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Inez M. Hill (1924-2013)

Inez M. Hill, 87, of Chesterville passed away Jan. 10 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born Oct. 4, 1924 in Chesterville the daughter of Clarence R. and Ruth V. (Bachelder) Goings. Inez was a graduate of Farmington High School and went on to work for many manufacturing mills locally, and around the country, for many years. In the late 1960's she met Walter Hill and they were married in Farmington Falls in 1969 and settled down to become a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and reading. Inez was a selfless person, always giving, and never complaining. She will be sorely missed by those close to her.

Inez is survived by her spouse Walter of 43 years; daughter Cheryl Hill of Northport, ME; son Charles Hill Jr.; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three nieces Penny Littlefield of New Sharon, Lori Egnor of Big Cabin, OK, and Wendy Atwood of Farmington Falls; a sister-in-law Vivian Smith of CA. She was predeceased by sister Gloria Moore and a brother Richard Goings.

NOTICE: Hill, Inez M. 1/10/2013 Interment will be at the Maine Veteran's Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences for the family may be sent at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Laurel Jane Adams (1947-2013)

NEW VINEYARD- Laurel Jane Adams, 65, of New Vineyard passed away peacefully at her home on January 10, 2013.

She was born on November 13th, 1947 in Meriden, Ct. to Anthony Joseph Davella and Mildred Pierson Davella. She grew up in Cheshire, Ct where she graduated at the top of her class from Cheshire High School and went on to attend Rhode Island School of Design.

While living in Providence, Laurel met her future husband Stephen Samuel Adams while they both worked at The Fallen Angel. After a romantic courtship, Stephen proposed on New Year's Eve of 1974 and they were married on May 3rd of that year. The couple moved to the beautiful woods of Maine in 1976 and welcomed their daughter, Daisy, in 1979. Laurel's life in Maine was filled with the love of many wonderful friends, the companionship of  her pets and countless hours in her flower garden. She was an artist in every way, bringing creativity and style to all aspects of her life.
 

Laurel spent many happy years working as the manager of Mainestone Jewelry in Farmington where she exuded a great love for her job. Her obsession with detail and exactitude lent itself perfectly to creating beautiful shop displays and remembering just what every customer liked.

 

She was a true Anglophile and enjoyed two wonderful trips to England, once with Daisy and once with Stephen. One trip included a pilgrimage to the real site of Wuthering Heights, her favorite book.

When not reading or gardening, Laurel could be found working on the New York Times crossword or  complex jigsaw puzzles. She enjoyed cherrystone clams and could dissect a lobster like no one else. She was happy to perch on her favorite stool at the Dugout in Farmington, sipping a PBR across from Stephen and reading the local paper.
 
Laurel was predeceased by her mother, Mildred Davella. She is survived by her father, Anthony Davella, Sr.of Cheshire, CT; her devoted husband, Stephen S. Adams of New Vineyard; her daughter, Daisy Adams Ellard and her husband Nicholas Ellard of Dover, NH; her sister, Jean Davella of Meriden, CT; her brother Anthony Davella, Jr. and his wife Karen of Nevis as well as many loving friends.
 

A celebration of Laurel's life will be held in the spring. Arrangements under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may send a donation in her name to: Franklin County Animal Shelter 550 Industry Rd. Farmington, ME 04938 or The Dempsey Center 29 Lowell St, 5th floor Lewiston, ME 04240 www.dempseycenter.org/ways-to-give

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Richard. A. Russell (1931-2013)

Richard A. Russell, 81, of Wilton, passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2013.

Richard was born in Farmington on February 19, 1931, the son of Archie and Helen Moore Russell.  He was also raised by Lois Adams Russell after the death of his mother. He graduated from Farmington High School and served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955, during the Korean Conflict.  The majority of it was served on the USS Wasp.

Richard was married to Ramona Hammond on December 20, 1952; they recently celebrated their 60th anniversary with family and friends.

Richard was employed by Glen Hobbs, Bing Etzel, Jonathan Luce, and Bangor Savings Bank until his retirement. He also worked for many in the community as a carpenter.  He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, woodworking, maple syruping,golfing, camping, winters in Florida, coffee with the gang and time spent at Sand Pond. He was also actively involved in the West Farmington and Farmington Fire Department, a life member of American Legion Post #28, past commander and adjutant, and a member of Maine Lodge A.F. & A.M. #20.

Richard is survived by wife, Ramona; three daughters Karen Russell of Farmington, Kristine Pottle and husband Jeffry of New Sharon, and Kathryn Wells and husband Roger of Wilton; two sons, Richard Jr. of Atkinson, NH  and Steven and wife Gladys of Farmington; grandchildren David and James Russell, Nathan (Kersten) and Benjamin Russell, Adam and PFC Andrew Pottle, Lindsay (Jesse) Duplin and Daniel Sullivan; and a great-granddaughter Avery Duplin; sisters-in-law Eunice Hammond and Rowena Swain; former daughter in-law Terri Russell of Plaistow, NH; and by many treasured nieces, nephews, cousins.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leroy and Mildred Hammond, six siblings Dorothy Fulton, Helen Gray, Vivian Hopkins, Frank Russell, Marjorie Blanchard, and Sarah Rogers.

NOTICE : Russell, Richard A. 1931 - 2013 Visitation will be held from 6 - 8pm, Sunday January 20, 2013 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral and Cremation Service 108 Court St. Farmington ME 04938. The memorial service will be held at 11am, Monday, January 21, 2013 at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church 110 Academy St. Farmington . A spring committal at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington will be announced in the spring. Friends wishing may make donations in his memory to Work First, Inc., P O Box 86, Farmington ME 04938. Condolences may be made to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com


Graveside services will be held for Richard Russell Sr. at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington on Saturday May 11, 2013 at 1:00pm.

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Charles Scott Wingfield (1954-2013)

Charles Scott Wingfield, 58, passed away at his home in New Sharon on January 4, 2013. He was born on November 3, 1954 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He was the oldest of three children to Dorothy and Charles Wingfield.
After graduating from Unity College in 1979, he moved to Rangeley, Maine where he worked as an independent contractor for nearly two decades.  In the summer of 1996, shortly after he had returned to school, Scott and his family moved to New Sharon, Maine.  After receiving his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston, Mass. in 1998, he began working as a Physical Therapist at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine.  During his twenty years in Rangeley, Scott developed a passion for the outdoors, spending much of his free time with a fly rod in hand and a dog at his side.  Scott was an avid reader as well as a skilled finished carpenter.
Scott is survived by his son, Dylan Wingfield of Brewer; daughter Melissa Wingfield of Brewer; the mother of his children, Francine Nylund of Brewer; brothers Dan and Paul Wingfield of Huntington, New York; and his niece and nephew, Victoria and Philip Wingfield of Huntington, New York.  The family would like to give a special thanks to a close group of friends in the Farmington area that supported him in his later years.
Any services will be held at a later date.  Those interested in attending may contact Dylan Wingfield via email at dylan.wingfield@umit.maine.edu.  Gifts may be sent to Adams-McFarlane Funeral Home at 108 Court Street, Farmington, ME 04938.
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David Douglas Witherell (1956-2013)

David Douglas Witherell, 56, of Farmington passed Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013 at his home. He was born Oct. 10, 1956 in Farmington, the son of David E. and Shirley B. (Webber) Witherell. He graduated from Mt. Blue High School in 1974 and went to work at Farmington Shoe. Doug met Luana Thompson and they were married Oct. 10, 1980.  Later he went on to work for Farmington Waste & Water Treatment Plant and had other odd jobs over the years including setting up tents and property maintenance. He enjoyed playing sports as a young man, fishing, horse shoes, was an avid NY Giants fan, watched NASCAR, and the Red Sox. As an adult he was involved with softball and bowling leagues.

Doug is survived by his daughter Oriana Keene and her husband Matthew of Wilton; his son Harley Witherell and his fiance Lisa Charles of Farmington; his mother Shirley of Farmington; five grandchildren Malia, Brooklynn, Mason, Kyle, and Anthony; two sisters Patricia Moody and her husband Michael, and Cynthia Witherell; two nieces Melissa Underwood and her children Tristan, Aidan, and Caitlin, and Cindy Gillespie and her husband Mark, their children Ian and Eben Barker; two brother-in-laws Kapoula Thompson and his wife Linda, their children Keoni and Koa, and Kawika Thompson and his wife Erica, their children Kiana and Makao; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Luana, two daughters Heather and Leilani, his father David, and mother and father-in-laws Jay and Gordon Thompson.

The family is very appreciative of all those who helped and assisted Doug in the past 10 months since the passing of his wife.

NOTICE: Witherell, David Douglas 2/12/2013 Visitation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 4-6 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington with a memorial service immediately following at 6:00 PM. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Phillips in the spring. Those wishing may make donations in Doug's memory to Oriana Keene, 96 Sunset Ave., Wilton, Maine 04294 to offset funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Adele Bronish (1939-2013)

Adele Bronish of Dixfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at CMMC in Lewiston with her loving family by her side.  She was born July 17, 1939 in Chester, New Jersey to Clyde Gilbert and Adele (Lance) Hopler.  She graduated from Roxbury High School, Succasunna, NJ, the class of 1957.  As a young adult, Adele had ponies and enjoyed competing and riding in parades and other functions in her hometown.  She also played the saxophone in the school marching band.  On February 15, 1958, Adele married Edward John Bronish of Norton, NJ.  In 1969, they relocated to Weld, Maine, and raised 5 children, Ed Jr., Adele Ann, Stephen, Terry, and Mike.  Adele lived in Fairbanks, Maine for several years and then moved to Dixfield, Maine in 2008.

Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in her early thirties, she fought a long and hard battle to deal with the disease.  Even though her fingers, hands, and toes were bent and her joints creaked, she still maintained a home of her own and was virtually self-reliant.  She loved crafting, sewing, and quilting.  Every Christmas she handcrafted all of her gifts for her 7 great grandchildren, and even in her condition, could out shop the best of em!!  Our mom was a strong and courageous woman who was loved and respected by everyone she touched.  She will be missed by all her knew her. 

Adele leaves behind a sister, Ann E. Warner of Bridgton; a brother, Gilbert Clyde Hopler of Howland; her five children, Ed Bronish Jr. and wife Shelley of Dixfield; Adele Fulcher and husband Bob of Leasburg, NC; Stephen Bronish of Rumford; Terry Roderick and husband Bill of Gardiner; and Mike Bronish of Jay; 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, and countless others who called her “Grammy Adele.”   She was predeceased by her parents. 

Adele had made prior cremation arrangements and requested a small simple service in the summer.   With that in mind, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in Adele’s memory to the CMMC Nursing Program, Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions Center, Attn:  Sue Baltrus, 70 Middle Street, Lewiston, Maine, 04240.

Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.

Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court Street, Farmington.

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Hilda M. Breen (1922-2013)

Hilda M. Breen, 90, of Carrabasett Valley, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, ME. She was born April 20, 1922 in Patterson, NJ the daughter of John and Nellie (DeBlock) DeYoung.  She attended elementary school in Fairlawn, NJ and graduated from Eastside High in Patterson, NJ in 1939. Hilda then went to work as a dental assistant as WWII began. She received a baby grand piano as a gift at the age of 5 years from her parents and played it for 85 years. Music was an incredibly important part of her life and she played the pipe organ serving many churches over the decades. Hilda also played the trumpet and the trombone, and sang in church choirs including the Ocean Grove Auditorium choir in NJ.  She was a member of the 6th Reformed Church in Patterson, NJ and the Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry in Carrabassett Valley, ME, where she played piano until age 88. Hilda and Neal Breen began developing their friendship at age 2. They went to Kindergarten together and Neal carried her books for her everyday when they were in high school. Little did she realize that she would travel to California to marry her childhood friend on July 18, 1945, while he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. They had two children Dorothy and Robert Breen. Hilda May was an accomplished musician, cook, seamstress, creative mind, example of class, and woman of faith.
Hilda is survived by her children Dorothy Breen and her husband Harry Schoenberg of Carrabassett Valley and Robert Breen and his wife Janice of Ocean, NJ; three grandchildren Leah Tysse of Berkley CA, Gregory Breen and his wife Deborah of Corning, NY, and Karen Rodriguez and her husband Edward of Keyport, NJ; three great grandchildren Edward, Cornelius, and Maximus Rodriguez; her brother Leonard DeYoung of Bricktown, NJ; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Cornelius Breen Jr. in March 2010.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 1:30PM at the Sugarloaf Chapel at Sugarloaf Mountain with Rev. Pam Morse officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sugarloaf Area Christian Ministry, 5085 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Allan Spence Frederick (1937-2013)

Allan Spence Frederick, 75, of Weld passed away Sat., March 9, 2013 at his home. He was born in Newton, MA Sept. 16, 1937 the son of Hugh D. and Margaret Spence Frederick,  He graduated from Wellesley High School in 1955 and then went to serve his country in the U.s. Airforce in Panama as an Air Traffic Controller. Allan raised three sons while working for E. Indresano Oil Co. as an oil burner technician and service manager. Semi retiring in 1994 he moved to Maine with his wife Carol (Hillis)(Copp) Frederick whom he had married on Feb. 28, 1981. He then purchased Doug Swan Mini Backhoe Service and enjoyed self employment before retiring completely in 2010. He enjoyed camp, yacht club, and snowmobiling.
 
Allan is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carol; three sons, James Frederick and his wife Patricia of Auburn, MA, John Frederick and his wife Patricia of Dover, NH, and Jeffrey Frederick of Milford, MA; six grandchildren, Zachary, Jacob, Matthew, Olivia, Spence, and Ryan; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and his baby sister Nancy.

NOTICE: Frederick, Allan 3/9/2013 A graveside service will be held on May 18th at 11:00am at the Mt. View Cemetery in Weld on Byron Road. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Raymond Peter Pillsbury (1943-2013)

Raymond Peter Pillsbury, 69, of Farmington, Me, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, March 4, 2013, at his home with his daughter and son in law by his side.
Pete was born March 22, 1943, son of Phillip Duane Pillsbury and Priscilla Tobin Cain, second eldest of seven children. He was raised in Farmington Maine at the family farm, Hidden Acres Dairy, enrolled in the farmington school district and graduated class of 1961 from Farmington High School. In 1964 he was drafted by the US ARMY and stationed in Germany. He served 2 of 6 years as a medic and received a National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Marksman (rifle-scoring 497 out of 500 ). In 1966 he came home to Farmington as an honorably discharged, early release overseas returnee.
Pete was formerly employed at Titcomb Mountain Ski Slope, Farmington Court Assisted Living, Pinewood Terrace Nursing Home and Conifers Unlimited, to name a few, as well as a self employed tradesman-called upon by many townspeople for carpentry, roofing, tree removal, logging, painting and maintenance. One of his favorite jobs took him to Fishers Island, NY where he worked to restore the Pequot Inn. He also had forty years of membership to the Farmington Elks Lodge, and was a lifetime avid fisherman, loved hunting, maple sugar making, collecting, fishing!, wildlife, trapping, gardening, fishing!, making a dollar, playing his harmonica, fast cars, good women and beer!, cribbage with friends, photography, forestry and more fishing with Best friend Dennis Hoar.
He is survived, loved and will be forever missed by his sisters Louise Pillsbury, Linda Jellison, Lucille Wilson and Laura Neal, brother Phillip Pillsbury, daughter and son in law Ginger and Jacob Daku, grandchildren Ceirra and Samuel Daku and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father Phillip Duane Pillsbury, mother Priscilla Tobin Cain and brother Roland Paul Pillsbury.

           Per Pete's request there will be no funeral service. An informal, maple syrup boil celebration of life is planned for March 22, 2013 on his birthday, at his home. All friends and family welcome. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Virgie A. Morse (1948-2013)

Virgie A. Morse, 64, of Chesterville passed away Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. She was born in 1948 in Houlton the daughter of Willima and Irene Graham. She attended Houlton schools. In 1965 she married Stanley Morse in New Brusnwick, Canada. The family eventually settled in Chesterville with four children and Virgie went to work at Forster Mfg. for a short time. When she finished work at Forsters she went to work at the family business, Morse & Sons Saw Mill in Chesterville. They made many things including slats for lobster traps which they frequently took to the coast. After her husband Stanley passed in 1997 she devoted her time to her children and especially her grandchildren whom she loved so much. Virgie enjoyed playing World of Warcraft online with her family and friends known as Veranox.

Virgie is survived by two daughters, Sheri Knowles and her husband Orin A. Knowles of Chesterville, and Mechelle Messer of Tennessee; two sons, Michael A. Morse and his wife Dale of New Sharon, and Daniel E. Morse of Livermore; 14 grandchildren Keith, Allen, Karen, Lisa, Loralai, Alex, Dylan, Aleigh, Jordan, Daniel, Joseph, Christopher, Kayleigh, and Jacob; nine great grandchildren; two sisters Gwen and Gerry; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, a grandson Michael Morse II, sister Sandra Kinney, and nine other siblings.

NOTICE: Morse, Virgie 3/25/2013 A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:00PM with Pastor Sharon Morse officiating at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Jerry L. Barker (1936-2013)


Jerry L. Barker, 77, of Temple passed away at his home Monday, April 8, 2013. He was born in Temple in 1936 the son of Earle and Olive Barker. Jerry served in the US Navy from 1954-1964. He worked for many different companies driving tractor trailers cross country. In 2000 he met Linda and they have been married ever since. He was a member of the Temple Trail Riders ATV club and a life member of the VFW. Jerry was a jack of all trades and master of none who enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, and his dogs Mitzy and Patches. He also had a good time with his nephews and enjoyed playing cards and having a beer.

Many thanks from the family to the Franklin Memorial Hospital staff and Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice for their loving care of Jerry.

Jerry is survived by his wife Linda; two daughters Deborah Loving and husband Joey of VA and Shirley York and husband Ron of Jay; two sons Raymond Barker and his wife Sherry of VA and Rodney Barker and his wife Pam of Wilton; two stepsons Matthew and Dennis Weeks; 8 grandchildren; 3 step grandsons; 9 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Evelyn Brackett of Farmington, Connie Tibbets of Wilton, and Maxine Brenna of South Dakota; and his brother Randall Barnes of Texas. Jerry was predeceased by a daughter Sandra, his parents, and two brothers Robert and Richard.


NOTICE: Barker, Jerry L. 4/8/13 Donations may be made in Jerry's memory to The Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Lewis E. Tracy Sr. (1937-2013)

Lewis E. Tracy Sr., 75, of Industry passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. He was born in 1937 in New Sharon the son of George and Ella Tracy. He served his country during the Korean War in the US Army. Lewis spent most of his life working as a Dairy Farmer, working in the woods, and as a Hydraulic Mechanic. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, eating, mowing his yard and watching The Price Is Right. He especially enjoyed attending the annual Tracy reunion in Gouldsborough and the Osborne reunion. More recently he enjoyed tinkering on small machinery with his nephew Kyle.

Lewis is survived by his wife Patty Ann Tracy; two daughters Patricia Tracy and Eileen Bellefleur and her husband Craig; his son Lewis Tracy Jr.; his stepson Bryan Macomber; six grandchildren, Brad and Sarah Bellefleur, Amy and Steven Knights Jr., and Elliot and Aidan Macomber; four great grandchildren; his sister Martha T. Wing; many nieces and nephews; special friends Carol and Betty Ryder, brother-in-law Bill Chrisco, sister-in-law Deanna Chrisco, aunt Frances Bowen, and two nephews he raised as his own Kyle Johnson and Damon Hendershot. He was predeceased by his son George Allan Tracy and two brothers Sherman H. Tracy and Arthur N. Tracy.

Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Lois M. Fischer (1930-2013)

Lois M. Fischer, 82, of Wilton passed at her home on April 10, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born in Acushnet, MA in 1930 the daughter of Clifford and Myrtle Geggatt. She loved her kittys and reading all kinds of stories on them and could  tell you all about the books she had read. Lois loved knitting blankets for all the new babies, enjoyed sitting in the sun, and going to family functions. With a smile on her face she would always say "I found my real family".

She is survived by her care giver Debra Walsh of Wilton; brother Raymond Geggatt of New Bedford; many cousins and special friends Brittany and Ben, Jeff, Shannon, and Susan Walsh, Tina and Kevin White, Brenda, Linda, Christopher, and Kevin Crandall, Amanda Lott and Stephen Crandall, Jodi and Daniel Campanirio, and Jarred Jackson (Garrett) as she called him. Lois was predeceased by her parents and her husband Raymond Fischer.

Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of family and friends. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services,108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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George R. Perry Jr. (1920-2013)

George R. Perry Jr., 92, of Farmington passed away at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington during the early afternoon of Friday April 19, 2013 with his daughter and son-in-law by his side. He was born on September 1920 in Bath, the son of George and Madlyn Perry Sr. George enlisted in the U.S. Army at a young age and received his G.E.D. He was stationed in Germany, Hawaii, and Kansas and participated in World War II, Vietnam, and Korea. He had been promoted to the rank of 1st Sergeant before he retired after 20 years of service. George worked in Bath at George R. Perry Monument Co. and eventually took it over when his father retired, relocating the business as the sole owner and craftsman to Rockland and later to Farmington where he also resided. He later relocated the business to West Peru until his retirement. In his former years George's passions were riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, spending time deep sea fishing in his White boat, and hunting. He also enjoyed cooking, working out, had an affinity for vehicles, was a dog lover, and an avid bird watcher . George was a people person and always had a ready smile for customers, friends, and family. He was a caring and giving man with a deep faith in God.

George is survived by his only child, a daughter Wanda Lee Perry Martin, who currently resides in Dixfield with her husband Cory. They are expecting their first child, a son named Everest Rudolph Martin on Sept. 2, 2013. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and former wives Dorothy Perry and Enid Perry respectively. Special thanks to his niece Elizabeth Cram and husband Dwight Cram of Phillips for visiting and watching over him. Also special thanks to his friends Robert, John, and Wanita for visiting and spending time with him.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 10:00am at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington with Pastor Barry Trask officiating.  Interment will be at a later date at the Maine Veterans Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta.  Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Frances Luger Hoar (1914-2013)

FARMINGTON - Frances Luger Hoar, 99, died April 24, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family. The eldest child of Charles and Marie Link Luger, Frances was born on March 20, 1914 in New Rochelle, New York and as a young child moved with her family to West Farmington, Maine. She graduated from Farmington High School and Bliss Business School.  

In 1935 she married Allison G Hoar and for many years they operated a dairy farm. Their 3 children Philip, Ronald and Jacquelyn were raised there. The family enjoyed leisure time at “camp”, a cottage they built on Sand Pond. They later opened the Farm to You Roadside Market and sold their produce and jams and jellies.  

Frances dearly loved her home and family and maintained a spectacular home flower garden. She loved sewing and quilting, and was well known for her strawberry jam.  She loved cooking with her grandchildren, even though it probably took twice as long. And she enjoyed wintering in Florida where she was an avid bowler, and participated in the Ka-Zoo Ka-Knockers of Harbor Lights Park.  

Her busy life extended into the community and included Past President Mt Blue Area Garden Club, 4-H Club Leader, Franklin County 4-H Trustee, Past President of the State Women of Maine Extension Association, Pine Tree 4-H State Foundation Trustee, Franklin County, Corporator of Franklin Savings Bank, West Farmington Literary Society Club of the Maine Federation and Village Improvement Society, Farmington school board 5 year member, Mothers Club Past 50 year honorary member of the Maine State Grange, Past President Irene Luce Philathea at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. And first woman in Franklin County to be named to the Farmers Home Administration Committee, Farmington Area Alumni Assoc. Outstanding Alumnus.

She is survived by her sister Marie Brown, son Philip Haines and his wife Edith, daughter Jackie Dennis, daughter-in-law Pam Eisner, and 9 Grandchildren:  Calvin Haines, Gail Carson, Deborah Nicely, Philip D Haines, Christina Deveau, Nathan Dennis and Sonya Hirsch, Darren Daniels and Tamara Zaler; 16 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

Frances was predeceased by her husband Allison G Hoar, son Ronald Hoar, siblings Charles, Philip, Edith, John, and Robert and a lifelong friend “from 1926 to Forever”, Dot Richmond.

NOTICE: Hoar, Frances Luger 4/24/2013 A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Henderson Memorial Church in Farmington at 11:00 AM with Rev. Susan Crane officiating. Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery at 1:30 PM. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court Street, Farmington.Condolences for the family may be sent at www.adamsmcfarlane.com 

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Myrna Ledger Orff (1933-2013)

Myrna Ledger Orff, 79, of Wilton passed away at her home on April 27, 2013 after suffering from Alzheimers for many years. She was born on July 18, 1933 the daughter of Howard F. and Ruth (Gilman) Ledger. Myrna attended Wilton Schools, graduating from Wilton Academy in 1951 before attending Husson college in Bangor. On Oct. 4, 1952 she married Malcolm Orff in Wilton.
 
Myrna worked for several years at Brookside Filling Station as a sceretary, and later in the office at Forster Manufacturing in Dryden. In later years, she worked as a volunteer at Franklin Memorial Hospital. She also enjoyed painting, crocheting, making baskets, and reading. She was an extremely talented pianist.
 
Myrna is survived by her husband Malcolm Orff of Wilton; two daughters Julia Coville of Wilton and granddaughters Kathryn Coville of N. Andover, MA and her daughter Kaleigh, Kara Coville of Charleston, SC, also daughter Joy Frankio and husband Phil of E. Sandwich, MA and their daughters Holly Frankio of Charlestown, MA and Heather Frankio of CA; nephews Gilbert N. "Gibby" Richards Jr of Wahiawa, Hawaii and Gregg Richards of Livermore Falls; nieces Gaye Ouellette of Jay and Gina Richards of Winthrop; in-laws Ruel B. Orff Jr. and his wife Joyce, George and Mary Farnum, Rita Whinery, and Helen Toothaker, all of Wilton; her aunt Brenda Connelly of NH; and many more nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, and her only sister Glenda Richards of Livermore who passed June 12, 2012.
 
The family is grateful to Glana Roberts for taking on the role of caregiver which allowed Myrna to remain comfortably at home in her final weeks.
 
At Myrna's request there will be no services. Donations may be made in her memory to The Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Nelda Neil (1936-2013)

Nelda M. Neil, 76, of Wilton passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston Maine. She was born in 1936 the daughter of Donald and Felice Williams. She attended Wilton schools. On Dec. 25, 1953 she married Roland Neil. Nelda worked at local shoe shops until becoming a homemaker when her first child was born. She worked at Seniors Plus for a few years enjoying her time there as a kitchen aid. Nelda's biggest joy in life was her children and grandchildren, participating in every aspect of their lives that she could.
 
Nelda is survived by her son Darrell Neil and his wife Shelley of Arizona; her two daughters, Sharon Neil of Wilton, and Stephanie Lewis and her husband Raymond of Wilton; 12 grandchildren, Jared, Joshua, Sarah, Douglas F., Miranda, Randall, Christine, Raymond, Douglas H., Craig, Brandy, and Kelly; two brothers, Wallace Williams and his wife Gertrude, and Maynard Williams and his wife June, all of Jay; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Roland; her parents; and her brother Robert Greenleaf.
 
NOTICE: Neil, Nelda 5/22/2013 Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 2-4pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington followed immediately by a funeral service. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 2:00pm at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Ellen J. Webber (1937-2013)

Ellen J. Webber, 75, of Chesterville passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. She was born in Littleton, New Hampshire in 1937 the daughter of Harry and Beatrice Williams. She attended schools in Phillips and married Stephen Webber June 19, 1955. Ellen worked at local shoe shops and also at the corn shop at night. She and Steve started their family in 1957. When the shoe shop in Livermore closed she went back to school and became a C.N.A. and worked at Orchard Park until her retirement. She enjoyed watching the birds she fed, crocheting, growing plants and flowers, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and especially her great grandchildren.
 
Ellen is survived by her daughter Marie Whittier and her husband Terry of New Sharon; two sons Maynard Webber and his wife Cindy of GA, and Michael Webber and his wife Loretta of Livermore Falls; 12 grandchildren, Amanda, Timothy, Zach, Mike, Tiffany, Crystal, Angela, Justin, Ryan, Rose, Robert, and Raymond; and 13 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband.
 
 
NOTICE: Webber, Ellen 5/22/2013 Visitation will be held from 2-4pm on Monday, May 27, 2013 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St, Farmington. A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:00am, also at the funerl home, followed by a graveside at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in Ellen's memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation, 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Christine H. LaBelle (1921-2012)

Graveside services for Christine H. LaBelle will take place on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 3:00pm at the Gay Cemetery in Fairbanks with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
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Marjorie Jean Buchanan (1930-2013)

Marjorie Jean Buchanan, 83, of Wilton passed away June 16, 2013 Bangor surrounded by her family after a short illness. She was born Feb. 14, 1930 in Industry, the daughter of Joel and Beatrice (Ferguson) Fletcher. Jean enjoyed spending time with family, friends, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed going to the horse races, doing puzzles, reading and visiting friends. She loved all shades of red. Jean certainly knew how to pinch pennies. Her working years were spent at Forster Manufacturing and Bass Shoe until her retirement.
She is survived by her daughter Karen Sargent and her husband Chip of Bangor; five sons, Russell Essman and his wife Wanda of Oklahoma, Peter Essman and his wife Peggy of Wilton, Eric Essman and his wife Janet of Virginia, Harold Essman and his wife Joy of Wilton, and Kurt Essman and his wife Cathy of Iowa; 26 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; her sister Barbara Linnell; three brothers Douglas Fletcher of Wilton, James Fletcher and wife Paula of Portland, and William Hardy and his wife Lona of California. She was predeceased by her two husbands Harold Essman and Murdock Buchanan, three sons Ronald, Carl, and Olin Essman, her brother Gordon and her sister Ruth Hall, her parents, her dad Joesph Hardy, and several grandchildren.
 
NOTICE: Buchanan, Marjorie Jean 6/16/2013 Visitation will be held Friday, June 21, 2013 at 1:00pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 141 Woodfield Dr., Farmington followed immediately at 2:00pm by a funeral service, also at the church.  Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington following the service. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in Jean's memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Barry Alan Brann (1947-2013)

Barry Alan Brann, 65, of West Farmington passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born Nov. 25, 1947 in Farmington, the son of Lauriston and Jeanne Brann. He attended East Wilton Grammer School and Wilton Academy before entering the U.S. Navy. Upon returning he went to work in the construction trade retiring due to ill health. Barry enjoyed wood working, spending time with his friends and especially his son Ryan.
 
Barry is survived by his mother Jeanne of Wilton; his son Ryan of West Farmington; his sister Sandra B. Nelson of E. Dixfield; his brothers Terry Brann and his wife Sherrill of Wilton, and Bruce Brann and his wife Gayle of Brunswick; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by father and a brother-in-law Richard J. Nelson.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton at 11:00am. Arrangements under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Grant G. Durrell (1977-2013)

Grant G. Durrell, 36, of Dauphin, PA passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. He was the loving husband of Emily J. (Beaumont) Durrell. Born February 20, 1977 in Farmington, Maine, the son of Gilbert C. and Constance (Blais) Durrell, Grant grew up along the shores of Clearwater Lake in Industry, and spent much of his childhood in or on the water, swimming, water skiing, or snowmobiling.

 
When Grant was 12, a friend introduced him to guitar. Grant was immediately hooked, and took up the guitar with intense passion, a pattern that would be repeated many times throughout his life. He started a guitar club in high school, and played in a variety of local bands, including Backwater Blues Revival, Leap of Faith, and Greater Purpose. Grant would play his guitar for anyone on any occasion; home, church, conferences, school functions, the classroom, coffee houses, weddings & even with Mike Huckabee. He enjoyed and played a wide variety of musical styles, but blues always had a special place in his heart.
 
While in high school Grant found another passion, one that would have a tremendous impact on his life: Spanish. He consumed, and was consumed, not only by the intricacies and inner workings of the language, but by Hispanic cultures as well. Grant convinced his parents to host a Mexican exchange student for a semester during his junior year, and spent his entire senior year in Mexico. He graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a degree in Spanish/Sociology. His love and mastery of Spanish led to a career teaching Spanish. Grant was even the editor of a Spanish text book for young children.
 
It was in college that Grant met the love of his life, Emily Beaumont. They met through the UMF Intervarsity Christian Fellowship where both were active. Following their marriage on June 17, 2000, Grant and Emily spent a year in Orono, where they ministered for the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Maine. The following year they ministered at the Salvation Army- Jubilee House in Boston and while there Grant was encouraged to go to seminary school. It was also during this time that their first child, Josiah was born, July 17, 2002. Soon after, Grant, Emily and Josiah moved to Jackson, Mississippi where Grant  attended the Reformed Theological Seminary School. While in Mississippi a second son, Ethan, was born on December 23, 2003.

 

After he completed 2 years at Reformed Theological Seminary Grant was offered a job teaching High School Theology/Spanish plus 6th Grade Bible/Literature/History at Covenant Christian Academy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This was a dream job that allowed him to combine two of his passions, Spanish and his Faith.  During his 9 years at CCA he also taught Greek.

               

The family settled down in Pennsylvania. Grant enjoyed hiking, camping and biking with his family.  Grant biked everywhere, including multiple trips from Pennsylvania to Maine. In 2012 Grant and Josiah made the trip to Maine on a tandem bike.

               

Grant was a loving husband and father, a caring and giving friend, lifelong learner, and a devoted Christian. He is greatly missed by all.

               

He is survived by his parents, his wife, his two sons, his sister, Lynelle and husband John Schumacher, of Zurich, Switzerland and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Please join us as we celebrate Grant's life on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road, Farmington. Casual dress, air conditioning, and refreshments will be served following the celebration. We invite you to leave a message at Grant's online guest book www.legacy.com (key in Grant, Durrell, PA, 6 months) and then click "visit guestbook." In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to "Durrell Family Memorial Fund", in care of Covenant Christian Academy, 1982 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17119. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

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Myrtle Helen Haney (1936-2013)

Myrtle H. Haney, 77, of Farmington passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born in Elliot in 1936 the daughter of John and Helen Hoyt. She was educated in Elliot through her Freshman year of high school before moving to Temple and graduating from Farmington High School in 1954. Myrtle married her high school sweetheart, Donald Haney, in Dec. 1954. They raised their family in Farmington where she worked in various shops and factories before reitiring from Seniors Plus. She enjoyed knitting, crochetting, sewing dolls and toys for family and friends. Myrtle was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She also enjoyed teaching Sunday school as a young lady. Above all else her favorite thing was spending time with her grandchildren.
 
Myrtly is survived by her three daughters, Cynthia Noonan and her husband Blaine of Boothbay Harbor, Donna Galouch and her husband Earl of Farmington, and Karen Parker of Manchester, NH; six grandchildren Tristan and Kristofer Noonan, Jonathan and Jennifer Galouch, Isreal Luce, and Timothy Parker; a great grandchild Hunter Mathew; two sisters Marjorie Savage and Eva Say; three brothers Walter, William, and Jack Hoyt; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Donald; three sisters Louise Nicholas, Hazel Barker, and Lila Kane; and a brother Dana Hoyt.
 
NOTICE: Haney, Myrtle 7/11/2013 A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2013 at Fairview Cemetery at 2:00PM with Rev. Walter Brown officiating. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Velma Arlene Hammond Pearson (1905-2013)

Velma Arlene Hammond Pearson, 107, passed gently away on Friday July 19th, 2013 while residing at Pinewood Terrace in Farmington, ME. She was born in New Sharon on September 3, 1905, the daughter of George and Nellie (Greenleaf) Hammond.  She was educated in the New Sharon schools and graduated from New Sharon High School in 1924. 

Velma was an avid bridge player for many years and was known for her tatting, knitting and crocheting of many afghans. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Messalunskit Chapter #170 in New Sharon, and the New Sharon United Church of Christ. 

Velma is predeceased by her husband Herman O. Pearson. She is survived by her daughter Jayne Browning; three grandchildren, Sherry Ames, Tim Browning, and Karen Dove; 6 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

NOTICE: A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington with Rev. John Tolman officiating. In
lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the United Church of Christ in New Sharon, P.O. Box 114 New Sharon, ME 04955. Arrangements are under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.

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C. Virginia Morgan (1922-2013)

C. Virginia Morgan, 91, of Farmington passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at her home. She was born in July 1922 in Forbes, Missouri the daughter of Oscar and Adrian Payne. She was a graduate of Central High in St. Joseph Missouri. Virginia worked helping her mother and brother run a restaurant during the depression. In 1943 she met her husband Russell Morgan and became a military wife. He passed in 2003. When he was done serving his country they returned to his home state of Massachusetts to start a family. Virginia worked as a secretary for many manufacturing companies, retiring from Sweetheart Plastics in 1987.
Virginia loved to read, write to friends and family, and always has a knack for picking just the right card to bring a smile or a giggle from the receiver. One of her favorite pastimes was bargain shopping. She also loved traveling with her husband, especially to Athens, GA where they spent several winters with friends. Virginia was an animal lover and enjoyed planting flowers in her garden. Her sense of humor and positive attitude were infectious.
Virginia is survived by her daughter Gloria Sanborn of Florida; two grandchildren Cheri Jalbert and husband Ron of Farmington and Jeffrey Williams of Auburn; three great grandchildren Joshua, Jesse, and Alanna; two great great grandchildren Aubrei and Nikkole; a nephew Dennis Payne of Virginia; and two nieces Sue Sandquist of CT and Sheryl Kazalski of NH. She was predeceased by her husband and her brother Gerald Payne.
NOTICE: Morgan, C. Virginia 7/27/2013 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5:00-7:00PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00AM, also at the funeral home, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Rachel "Rusty" Granberg (1924-2013)

Rachel "Rusty" Granberg, 89, of Wilton passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. She was born in July 1924 in Hallowell the daughter of Homer W. and Mildred S. Lothrop. Rusty attended school in Oakland, Maine and graduated from the University of Maine Farmington. She went to work as a teacher in Wilton and Rangeley. In retirement she lived in Florida for many years, recently moving back to Maine to reside in Wilton. Rusty was a 70 year member of The Order of the Eastern Star. Even in retirement she was very active in her community in Florida being secretary of the Park and Social Club. She also enjoyed many crafts and her time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.
 
Rusty is survived by her daughter Brenda Webber and her husband Bruce of Sandy River Plantation; two sons Brent Granberg of New Sharon and Jay Granberg and wife Vicky of South Carolina; seven grandchildren Michael, Eric, Angela, Carolyn, Hilary, Heather, and Joshua; five great grandchildren Nicole, Alexander, Megan, Kasey, and Sebastian; three sisters Virginia Charles of Alabama, Roberta Emmons of Deleware, and Priscilla Smith and husband Terry of Jay; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband George, a brother Harold Lothrop, daughter-in-law Nancy Granberg, brother-in-laws Keith Emmons and Vernal Charles.
 
NOTICE: Granberg, Rachel "Rusty" 7/27/2013 A private interment will take place at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Donations may be made in her memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston ME, 04240. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Edward R. Squibb III (1924-2013)

Edward R. Squibb III died peacefully on July 26 at home with members of his family by his side. Ed was born in August, 1924 in New Jersey, the son of Edward R. II and Margaret B. Squibb. He attended schools where his parents were teachers graduating from Milton Academy in Massachusetts. He received both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Harvard College. Ed served in the Navy during World War II from 1943-45. 

Ed’s work as an engineer required extensive travel and he was happy to retire and stay home in Maine where he had maintained a home since the early 1960’s. He looked forward to his morning errands of collecting his mail and newspaper and always stopped to chat with anyone he ran into to share funny stories and to keep up with the local news.  He loved playing tennis, working on his antique cars and was an avid reader.

Ed married Amy in August, 1943 and they shared many happy years until her death from cancer in 2000. 

Ed is survived by his four children, Amy, Betsy and her husband Bud, Edward and his wife Linda, and John and his wife Edie, two nieces Alexandra and Elizabeth, six grandchildren and their partners, one grandnephew, and two great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all. Ed was predeceased by his devoted sister Peggy Stevens and her six children.

NOTICE: Squibb, Edward R. III 7/26/2013 A memorial event is planned for September. Donations may be made in Ed’s memory to a charity of your choice. Suggested are:  Good Shepherd Food Bank, 3121 Hotel Road, P.O. Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211, www.GSFB.ORG, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240-9966 www.ahch.org and St Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

A Memorial Tea in memory of Edward R. “Ed” Squibb III, who died peacefully on July 26th, will be on Saturday September 21st 3-5 p.m. in his home at 53 Riverside Street in Kingfield. All who knew Ed are invited to come drink Ed’s favorite teas and to share stories about Ed with his family and friends. Refreshments will be available.

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Betsy A. Cole (1942-2013)

Fayette – Betsy A. Cole, 70, passed away after a long illness on August 8th at home in Fayette.

She was born in 1942 in Farmington, the daughter of Leon and Beulah Moore. She was educated in schools of Kingfield and a graduate of Stanley High School.

She and Daniel Cole were married on July 7, 1962. They enjoyed their winters in Florida and loved to travel.

She is survived by her husband Daniel G. Cole of Fayette, ME; and one son: Kim Moore and his wife Anne, of Freedom, N.H.; and three daughters, Danette Cole of New Market, N.H., Cheryl Timberlake and her husband Charlie of Mt. Vernon and Deborah Barber and her husband Bill of Clearwater, FL.

Six grandchildren: Randy Moore of Freedom, N.H.; Melanie Simmons and husband Lucas of Brewer, ME; Samantha and Erin Wright of St. Petersburg, FL.; Wayne and Cody Fetterhoff of Newmarket, N.H. and one great grandson Carter Chase Gonzalez of St. Petersburg, FL.

 

NOTICE: Cole, Betsy A.  1942-2013  A private service will be held at the family grave site in Kingfield at the Riverside Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Service 108 Court St. Farmington.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her name be made to Franklin Memorial Hospital, Oncology Department 111 Franklin Health Commons Farmington, Maine 04938.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Catherine M. Pelletier (1965-2013)

Catherine M. Pelletier, 48, of Weld died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, August 8, 2013. She was born in 1965 in Farmington, the daughter of Carroll and Rachel Ryder. She was educated in the schools of Farmington before going to work for a short time before starting a family. She moved to Weld, where she has lived ever since, and on Nov. 26, 1994 she married Sylvain Pelletier. Catherine was a very religious woman and loved her family very much. She enjoyed baking for her family, making wreaths, and walking in her younger years. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Catherine is survived by her husband Sylvain of Weld; her parents Rachel Tripp and her husband Gerald, and Carroll Ryder and his wife Betty; her daughter Erika Pelletier and fiancé Achelas of Strong; her son Brandon Ryder and fiancé June of Vienna; stepdaughter Trisha Payeur; three grandchildren Kiana, Camren, and Brody; two sisters, Lorna Ranger of Wilton and Carol-Ann Tibbetts of Livermore Falls; her brother Daniel Ryder of Livermore Falls; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandmother Marion Ryder and her father-in-law Jean Pelletier.

Visitation will be held at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court Street, Farmington on Friday, August 16, 2013 from 5-7pm with a prayer service at 6:30pm. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Anita Florence Oakes Fitch (1921-2013)

Anita Florence Oakes Fitch, 91, of Waterville formerly of New Sharon passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at Cedar Ridge Center in Skowhegan. She was born Nov. 29, 1921 in Farmington, the daughter of Agis Oakes and Florence Elsworth Oakes. At the age of one she lived with her grandparents, Arthur and Ann Elsworth, as her parents divorced and her mother started teaching school away from home. She started school in the Brown neighborhood where her mother was then teaching. Anita graduated from Farmington High School with the class of 1939 and then attended Farmington State Normal School until 1942, earning a degree in teaching. She taught school in Farmington Falls and Wilton. On June 22nd, 1947 she married Lester H. Fitch and together they lived 59 years on the family farm in New Sharon. They adopted two children Brian Lester Fitch and Beth Ann Fitch Collins. She was a former member of the Farmington and New Sharon Grange, Messulukit Chapter, OES and Trinity Methodist Church, later joining the New Sharon Methodist Church. Anita enjoyed many things in life and was talented at many more. She was a gifted piano player, cellist, and in the past played piano for the church whenever possible. She was excellent at all handy work and sewing, making Lester shirts, jackets, as well as making clothing for Brian and Beth.  In 2005 Anita and Lester moved to Waterville to live with their daughter, Beth Collins and her two sons. Anita will always be known for her memory of detail and events. To the very end she remained sharp and alert.
 
 
She is survived by her adult children Brian Fitch and Beth Collins; her grandsons Jesse and Hunter Collins; and her former son-in-law Jay Collins; and her younger brother David McCluskey and his wife Bonnie and their daughter Ashley. Anita was predeceased by her spouse, Lester who passed away in January of 2011, her sister Avis Daniels who passed away four years ago, and her brother Stephen who passed several years ago.
 
 
NOTICE: Fitch, Anita 8/9/2013 A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 2:00pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington with interment at Fairview Cemetery immediately following. Donations may be made in her memory to New Sharon United Methodist Church 18 Starks Rd. New Sharon, ME 04955.  Condolences for the family may be sent at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
 
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Virginia Grose Farrington (1960-2013)

Virginia Grose Farrington, 52, of Farmington, passed away August 22, 2013 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  She was born December 21, 1960 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the fourth child of Patricia Ann Breed and Francis Farrington Grose.  As a child, she lived with her family for five years in Brazil, where the Groses worked as lay missionary teachers for the United Methodist Church.  After returning from Brazil in 1971, she lived with her family in Groveland, Massachusetts.  Ms. Farrington also lived briefly with her parents when they served as missionaries in Zimbabwe and Costa Rica.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Salem State University in Salem, MA, and her Master’s degree in clinical social work from Catholic University, in Washington, DC.   She was a licensed clinical social worker and spent part of her professional life working with troubled teens, as well as several years as a high school guidance counselor.  She enjoyed artistic endeavors and was particularly drawn to the spirituality of Eastern religions.

 

Ms. Farrington is survived by her daughter, Leelannee Farrington; her father, Francis Grose; her brother and his wife, Stephen and Lynda Grose; her sister and her husband, Pamela and Mark Welty; five nieces and nephews; and two grand-nephews.  She is predeceased by her mother, Patricia Grose, who passed away in 2007 and by her brother, Brandon Grose, who passed away in 1976.  

 

NOTICE: Farrinton, Virginia Grose 8/22/2013 Private interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Friends wishing may make donations in Virginia's memory to The Hope for Depression Researh Foundation, donations can be made online at www.hopefordepression.org . Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Mary Louise Ryder (1940-2013)

Mary L. Ryder 73 of Temple died August 26, 2013, loosing a courageous battle with cancer. She passed with her loving family at her side. She was the Daughter of Alden "Mike" Smith and Florence (Tracy) Smith. Mary was born in Wilton on May 5, 1940. She was educated in the Wilton schools graduating from the Wilton Academy in 1958. After graduation she moved to Southern Maine and spent five years working as a Title 1 Teacher Aide. She returned to the Farmington area in 1978. She was employed at G.H. Bass for six years, then started working at Property Appraisal Services for 24 years during that time she trained to be a Property Appraiser. She then moved on to open her own appraisal company Franklin County Appraisals retiring  in 2013.

Mary spent many hours of her free time volunteering at the Farmington Ski Club. She enjoyed being a ski school instructor and member of the board of directors. Mary also enjoyed helping in her grandchildren's classrooms. Mary could always be found helping others as a member of the American Legion and Emblem Club.

Mary is survived by her Husband of 33 years Roger Ryder, Daughters Melissa (Ryder) Jones and her husband Eric of Wilton, Deborah (Corson) Stebbins and her husband Randall of Gray, and Son Michael Corson and his wife Rosia of Casco. Her brother George Smith and his wife Bonnie. Six Grand Children, Cristina and Jessica Corson, Lori and Kelley Stebbins, Andrea and Evan Jones. one Great Grandson Brody Johnson, three nephews and two nieces. She is predeceased by her parents, Mike and Florence Smith, a sister Barbara Phillips and a Grandson Jason Stebbins.

NOTICE: Ryder, Mary Louise Ryder 8/26/2013 Visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, 2013 from 6-8PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 11AM. Interment will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mary L. Ryder Ski School Scholarship Fund . Send to Titcomb Ski Club Education Foundation P.O. Box 43 Farmington Me. 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Vida Ethel Durham (1932-2013)

Vida Ethel Durham, 81, of Farmington passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Winthrop Manor in Winthrop. She was born in 1932 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, the daughter of James and Mabel Cash. She was a graduate of Whitman High in Whitman, MA and was a member of the first Nursing class graduating from Cape Cod Nursing School in Hyannis, MA. Vida was married on Cape Cod and raised three children. She worked as a nurse for 50 years at various hospitals and nursing homes on the Cape. Later in life she went to work at her son Eric's company for 10 years until her retirement in 1992 when she moved to Farmington accompanied by her daughter Joyce. Vida enjoyed writing poems and traveling and especially anything to do with her grandchildren whom she adored.
 
Vida is survived by her daughter Joyce Cronin of Winthrop; her son Eric W. Drew and his wife Linda of Centerville, MA; two grandchildren Jennifer and Eric Drew Jr.; a lifelong friend Eleanor Lamb of Bridgewater, MA; sister-in-laws Barbara Perry of Hyannis, MA and Barbara Cash of Washington, NH. She was predeceased by her husband Alfred T. Durham; a son David Drew; her first husband Ithel M. Drew; three brothers Harold, John, and James Cash; and a sister Mary Wood.
 
NOTICE: Durham, Vida Ethel 8/29/2013 A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2:00pm at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Donations can be made in Vida's memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St, Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
 
 
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Alicia Mellie (Ellis) Carroll (1955-2013)

Alicia Mellie (Ellis) Carroll, 58, of Temple died in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family on August 29, 2013. She was born in Farmington the daughter of Stanton L. and Betty L. Ellis. 
Alicia was a country girl with a good old soul.  She grew up on a farm and loved farm life.  After graduating from Mt. Blue High School Alicia took classes to begin a career in nursing.  It wasn’t long before she was called to her true passion of gardening.  She owned and operated “A” Temple Greenhouse for many years.  She could tell you the name of anything that grew.  She truly had two green thumbs.  As a young woman her love for nature took her on many fly fishing adventures to the Narraguagus and Matane Rivers.  Her adventures continued at the Sandy River where she loved to go, especially with the little ones.  She was a collector of many things and had a good use for just about anything.  Her artistic talent was inspiring and will never be forgotten.  Above all Alicia will be remembered for the love she had spending time with her family, friends, and beloved pets.  She touched the lives of everyone she knew. 
Alicia is predeceased by her parents Stanton and Betty Ellis; a brother Theodore Ellis; and previous husband Robert Carroll. 
She is survived by; a daughter Angela Young and her husband Darrell of Eastbrook; a son Wesley Carroll and his wife Dawn of Southwest Harbor; three grandchildren Dustin, Gillian and Leah; a sister Maria Webber and her husband Scott of New Vineyard; a sister in law Nancy Ellis of Farmington; nephews Theodore, Brian, Scott, Seth, Shane Samuel and their families; three brothers Gary, Gale, Timothy and their families; many relatives and friends; and longtime companion Frank O’Donnell who took care of Alicia through her final days. 
A gathering for family and friends will be held on September 29, 2013 at 12pm at her home in Temple. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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M. Haldon Lovejoy (1917-2013)

M. Haldon Lovejoy, 96, of Dixfield passed away Sept. 12, 2013 at the Rumford Hospital. He was born Feb. 19, 1917 in New Sharon. He attended Farmington Schools, played football at Farmington High School, and graduated in 1935. He then went on to attend Farmington Normal School (UMF) graduating in 1938 with a degree in Education. He taught school before enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served during WWII in France. Upon returning from the war he met and married his best friend and soulmate Virginia Nottage on Aug. 25, 1946. Haldon went to work at a local woolen mill in Wilton and then for Oxford Paper/Boise Cascade Paper Mill in Rumford, moving to Dixfield in 1954. He worked there until his retirement in 1977 and wintered in Deltona, Florida. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Mexico and The American Legion Post in Wilton. Haldon spent many happy hours fishing Moosehead and Chesuncook Lakes with his friends and family.

 
Haldon is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Virginia; his son William and wife Rita of Dexter; grandchildren Missy and husband Mike, their children Jensen and Janetta; Michele and Heather Ann; Jason and wife Amanda, their children Noah and soon to be Sadie; Joshua and wife Cathy, their daughter Alyssa; William and wife Stephanie; Abe and wife Nicole, their children Kiara, Lily, and Max. He was predeceased by his parents and one son Sgt. David Lovejoy.
 
NOTICE: Lovejoy, M. Haldon 9/12/2013 Graveside services will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington at 1:00 on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
 
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Dr. Harvey Aft, PhD. (1929-2013)

The morning hours of 8 September 2013, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, saw the peaceful passage of Doctor Harvey Aft, PhD., husband of Lorna, father of Wendy, Theresse, Robert and Adam.

Harvey and his twin sister, Rae were born in Chicago, Illinois on June 17, 1929 to Samuel and Pearl Mandel Aft. He had 2 older sisters, Sarah and Bertha, and an older brother, Leo. Some of his fondest childhood memories included walks to the local gas station to watch Al Capone's gang drop guns into the vats of oil after being used in various "activities". He relocated with his father and siblings to Los Angeles where he graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1945.  Upon graduating Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in June 1950 with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry, Harvey attended the College of Puget Sound, where he earned his Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry in June 1952.
 
Harvey married the love of his life, his bride of 58 years, Lorna Bryant of Corvallis, Oregon, on 12 September 1953. Lorna passed away on 30 September 2011 after battling Alzheimer’s Disease. 
 
He served in the United States Army until December 1956, during which time he worked at the Walter Reed Medical Center, achieving the rank of Corporal. Following his military service, he earned his Doctorate of Chemistry degree from Oregon State University in June 1962, where he was also a member of the OSU College of Chemistry’s faculty prior to accepting a position at the University of Maine - Farmington. From 1969, he was a professor at UMF, and retired to Professor Emeritus in 1990.  He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in the field of chemistry. In January 1996, the Harvey Aft Excellence in Chemistry Award was established in his name, which is awarded annually to a student that demonstrates excellence in the field of chemistry.While at UMF, he performed a great variety of research.  Among his areas of specialty were tree bark utilization, which led to advances in the repopulation of forests following disasters, and defining the chemical structure composition of the color red, for utilization of food and clothing dyes, which is notable, as he was red-green colorblind.
 
Dr. Harvey Aft will be remembered for his love of knowledge, of his family, and of all living things, great and small. 
 
Harvey was preceded in death by his wife, Lorna, his granddaughter, Ashton, his sisters, Sarah and Bertha, His brother Leo, and his parents.  He is survived by his twin sister (older by 20 minutes!), Rae, his children Wendy, Theresse, Robert, Adam, grandchildren Christian and Erin Wilson, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
NOTICE: Aft, Harvey 9/8/2013 A Memorial Service to honor Dr. Harvey Aft, and his late wife Lorna, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at the University of Maine-Farmington's Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall with Rob Lively officiating. A reception with light refreshments will follow at the Ferro House, 242 Main St, Farmington. Donations may be made in Dr. Aft's memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
 
 
 
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Dr. Harvey Aft, PhD (1929-2013)

The morning hours of 8 September 2013, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, saw the peaceful passage of Doctor Harvey Aft, PhD., husband of Lorna, father of Wendy, Theresse, Robert and Adam.

Harvey and his twin sister, Rae were born in Chicago, Illinois on June 17, 1929 to Samuel and Pearl Mandel Aft. He had 2 older sisters, Sarah and Bertha, and an older brother, Leo. Some of his fondest childhood memories included walks to the local gas station to watch Al Capone's gang drop guns into the vats of oil after being used in various "activities". He relocated with his father and siblings to Los Angeles where he graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1945.  Upon graduating Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in June 1950 with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry, Harvey attended the College of Puget Sound, where he earned his Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry in June 1952.
 
Harvey married the love of his life, his bride of 58 years, Lorna Bryant of Corvallis, Oregon, on 12 September 1953. Lorna passed away on 30 September 2011 after battling Alzheimer’s Disease. 
 
He served in the United States Army until December 1956, during which time he worked at the Walter Reed Medical Center, achieving the rank of Corporal. Following his military service, he earned his Doctorate of Chemistry degree from Oregon State University in June 1962, where he was also a member of the OSU College of Chemistry’s faculty prior to accepting a position at the University of Maine - Farmington. From 1969, he was a professor at UMF, and retired to Professor Emeritus in 1990.  He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in the field of chemistry. In January 1996, the Harvey Aft Excellence in Chemistry Award was established in his name, which is awarded annually to a student that demonstrates excellence in the field of chemistry.While at UMF, he performed a great variety of research.  Among his areas of specialty were tree bark utilization, which led to advances in the repopulation of forests following disasters, and defining the chemical structure composition of the color red, for utilization of food and clothing dyes, which is notable, as he was red-green colorblind.
 
Dr. Harvey Aft will be remembered for his love of knowledge, of his family, and of all living things, great and small. 
 
Harvey was preceded in death by his wife, Lorna, his granddaughter, Ashton, his sisters, Sarah and Bertha, His brother Leo, and his parents.  He is survived by his twin sister (older by 20 minutes!), Rae, his children Wendy, Theresse, Robert, Adam, grandchildren Christian and Erin Wilson, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
NOTICE: Aft, Harvey 9/8/2013 A Memorial Service to honor Dr. Harvey Aft, and his late wife Lorna, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at 2:00pm, at the University of Maine-Farmington's Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall with Rob Lively officiating. A reception with light refreshments will follow at the Ferro House, 242 Main St, Farmington. Donations may be made in Dr. Aft's memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938 or The Harvey Aft Award for Excellence in Chemistry, c/o Pat Carpenter, Director of Gift Planning & Stewardship, 242 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
 
 
 
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Evelyn L. Osborne (1939-2013)

Evelyn L. Osborne, 74, of Industry passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was born in Industry in 1939 the daughter of Freeman and Hazel Chick. She attended schools in West Mills and Farmington. Evelyn met Bud at the age of 16 while working at Farmington Shoe and they married on June 5, 1959. She also worked at Forsters Mfg. in East Wilton. She and Bud moved back to her home town of Industry in 1977 where they have had a farm ever since. Evelyn enjoyed gardening, taking care of her chickens and turkeys, and anything that had to do with spending time with her grandchildren.

Evelyn is survived by her husband of 54 years, Frank "Bud" Osborne; three sons, Frank O. Osborne and wife Cheryl of Farmington, Mike Osborne and wife Debra of Industry, and Scott Osborne of Industry; eight grandchildren, Lillian, Frank W., Ira, Caleb, Dennifer, Nichole, Cody, and Jolene; two great grandchildren, Jason and Andrew; two sisters; three brothers; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her mother-in-law Alice Osborne. She was predeceased by her parents, her father-in-law Frank O., and her sister-in-law Helen.
 
Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 from 5-7pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home with Rev. John Tolman officiating on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at 1:00. Donations may be made in Evelyn's memory to the Industry Community Kitchen, 133 Industry Rd., Industry, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Debra Ann Robidoux (1957-2013)

Debra Ann Robidoux passed away on Oct. 2, 2013 at her home in Farmington,  after a long illness with loved ones at her side.

Deb was born on June 24, 1957 in Caribou, ME to her Rachel and Earl Robidoux.  She spent her early childhood as one of six children.  By age six several problems had occurred with her ears and as a result she became deaf.  Shortly thereafter,  her family moved to New Hampshire where they were unable to find adequate services for her, so she was moved to Pineland where she spent the next 18 years.  Her family sent her packages, pictures, and visited often.

Deb liked to wander around the grounds at Pineland and enjoyed helping the younger residents. She liked to engage in group games, trampoline, bowling, floor hockey and playing ball. While at Pineland, she learned some sign language and used gestures to communicate with people.  In March of 1981 she moved  to “Our House” in Farmington, Maine.  In 1986 when LEAP opened a third home called Davis Road, she moved in with two other residents.  Deb lived there ever since and considered it her home. She worked her entire career at Work First Inc. and held many jobs, from cleaning duties to stocking shelves for a local store. She loved to work and understood the satisfaction of working hard and receiving a paycheck at the end of the week.

Deb will be remembered for her trademark hoots expressing her joy, her dramatic gestures, and for being a person that always let you know how she felt about those she loved around her.  Her friends and family described her as tenacious, genuine, happy, caring, charismatic, determined, authentic, charming and energetic.  She loved doing her puzzles, celebrating every holiday, watching the TV, visiting with babies, animals, and spending time with family and friends camping.  Deb was a socialite and enjoyed attending and hosting parties throughout the year.  She was a regular at McDonalds enjoying her cheeseburgers, fries and seasonal drinks.  Over the years, Deb enjoyed vacationing, dances, snowmobiles, four-wheeling, parties, shopping and but most of all simply being with others.  The highlight of her year was the annual family camping trips with her housemates, where she got to ride the four wheelers, canoe and swim.  Deb approached life with a “try to stop me attitude” and did not focus on the obstacles that life presented her.

Ms. Robidoux is survived by her mother and father, Rachel and Earl Robidoux,  her brother and sisters, Doug, Vy, Tammy, and  Patricia.  She will be remembered by many more including her many coworkers and friends at Work First, countless people she met and touched in her community, but mostly by her second family at LEAP and the dedicated staff that  vigilantly sat with her as she passed from this world to the next.

NOTICE: Robidoux, Debra 10/2/2013 Visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 3-6pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.  A service to celebrate Deb’s life will be held on Monday, Oct. 7 at 3:00pm, also at the funeral home. Donations may be made in Deb’s memory to The Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd, Farmington, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

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Hazel Rundlett (1943-2013)

Hazel Rundlett, 70, of Wilton passed away at her daughter’s home in Wilton on Oct. 1, 2013. She was born in 1943 in Kentucky, the daughter of James H. and Angie C. Fields. Hazel married James Rundlett on Nov. 9, 1957 in Kentucky. She moved to New Vineyard in 1962 where they lived, and worked at the Wood Mill. She raised her six children there and then moved to Wilton in 2000 where she has lived ever since. Hazel enjoyed camping, fishing, and family. She was a loyal member of the First Apostolic Church in Wilton.

Hazel is survived by her daughter Linda Ross of Wilton, Barbara Rundlett of New Glouster, and Angie Rundlett and companion Jamie Millett of Jay; sons Donald and Douglas both of Jay, and Rex Rundlett and his wife Dorothy of Benton; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; siblings  Dorothy, Gloria-Jean, and James Fields all of Kentucky; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special adopted grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, two sons Ronald and David, her parents, sister Betty, two brothers Lonnie and John, and a son-in-law Mark Ross. 

NOTICE: Rundlett, Hazel 10/01/2013  A funeral service will be held at the First Apostolic Church on Rt. 2&4 in Wilton on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at 3:00pm with Rev. Sharon Walston officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Maxine E. Watson (1920-2013)

Maxine E. Watson, 93, of Farmington passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born in 1920 in Farmington, the daughter of Fred and Gladys Whittier Sr. She was educated in the schools of Farmington. Maxine married Irvin Watson on March 8, 1947, he passed on April 7, 1983.  She worked as a young lady during corn season at local canning factories. She also cleaned housed for local people before finally working for UMF in the cafeteria for 16 years.  Maxine was a member of the Farmington Historical Society and enjoyed crafts and reading.

Maxine is survived by her daughter Catherine Davis and her husband Richard of New Sharon; her sons William Hiscock and his wife Hazel of Glenburn, and Reginald Watson and his significant other Jolene of Chesterville; five grandchildren Richard Jr., James, Crystal, Becky, and Allison; eight great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Whittier of Farmington, and Paul Whittier and his wife Betty of Mt. Vernon; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, a brother Stanley Whittier, and a sister Ida Judkins.

NOTICE: Watson, Maxine 10/5/2013 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 from 7-9 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at noon, also at the funeral home, with Rev. John Tolman officiating, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington.  Donations may be made in Maxine’s memory to the Farmington Falls Baptist Church, c/o Diane Mayberry, 122 Valley Rd, Chesterville, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

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Dennis J. Barnett (1986-2013)

Dennis J. Barnett, 26, of Farmington passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was born in 1986 in Farmington, the son of Lester and Denise Hamblin III. He worked atThe Granary as a cook until it closed, and then at Sugarloaf until ill health required him to stop. Dennis loved to ski and hang out with his friends playing poker and video games. He also loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews.

Dennis is survived by his parents Lester and Denise; his two sisters Denise Boulette and her husband Olen of Farmington, and Cheyanne Johnson and her boyfriend Dakota Dunham of Farmington Falls; his two brothers Richard Vincent and his wife Reanna Greenman of Farmington, and Shawn Vincent and his wife Jen of Rockport, MA; his girlfriend Taylor Dunham; his best friends Ryan, Lance, and CJ; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. He was predeceased by his grandparents and his niece Mackenzie.

NOTICE: Barnett, Dennis 10/10/2013 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, Maine. A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at 11:00am with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Those wishing may send donations to the funeral home to help the family with funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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John H. Banks Jr. (1933-2013)

John H. Banks Jr., 80, of Kingfield passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born in Lawrence, MA in 1933 the son of John and Rita Banks Sr. He graduated from Essex Count Agricultural School. In 1985 he married his wife Shelby in Kingfield. John worked at H.K. Webster Company as a Truck Driver, M. O’Mahoney Company as a Yard Foreman, and then at Rocco Zambino & Sons as a Truck Driver. He was a member of Merrimack Valley Flying Club, Sno Wanders, the Greater Boston Homing Pigeon Concourse, the Maine Pigeon Association, and the National Birmingham Roller Club. John enjoyed woodworking, homing pigeons, and snowmobiling.

John is survived by his wife Shelby; his son Gary Banks; and his sister Marguerite Arsenault. He was predeceased by his daughter Debra Banks and his son John Banks.

NOTICE: Banks, John H. Jr. 11/9/2013 A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 11:00am at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield. Those wishing may make a donation in John’s memory to the charity of their choice. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Alice E. Parlin (1927-2013)

Alice E. Parlin, 86, passed away at her home in Fairbanks on Nov. 10, 2013. Alice was born in Strong, Maine on July 25, 1927 the daughter of Jack and Pearl (Von Sotta) Hagerstrom. She graduated from Farmington High School in 1945. On Oct. 4, 1946 she married her soul mate Robert “Lefty” Parlin and they raised three children.

Alice enjoyed traveling, family reunions, and was well known for her beautiful flower gardens and her whoopee pies.

Alice is survived by her husband of 67 years, Bob; three children, Janis Haggan and her husband Barry, Vicki Hardy and her husband Timmy, and Gary Parlin and his wife Sharon; five grandchildren, Barry “Rocky” Haggan, Tammy Cowans, Tim “T.D.” Hardy, Kaitlyn Bruder, and Cole Parlin; eight great grandchildren, Kyle and Shania Haggan, Dylan and Keira Cowans, Jackson and Benjamin Hardy, and Colby and Chase Bruder; her brother John Hagerstrom and wife Louise; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Alice was predeceased by her sisters, Mildred Bird and Mabel Blanchard, and grandson Shawn Haggan.

The family would like to thank the staff of Beacon Hospice for their wonderful care and kindness. Also, thanks to all the special caregivers who made it possible for Alice to stay at home.

NOTICE: Parlin, Alice E. 11/10/2013 Visitation will be held from 1-2pm on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will follow at 2pm with Rev. Scott Planting officiating. Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Alice’s memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd, Farmington, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Vincent R. Parsons (1949-2013)

Vincent R. Parsons, 64, of Kingfield passed away unexpectedly in the comfort of his home on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. He was born in Farmington in 1949 the son of Fred and Mildred Parsons Jr. After graduating from Kingfield High School he went on to work driving logging trucks for several different companies over the years. Most recently he worked as a cook and clerk at Trantens Too in Kingfield. Vincent enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping at Happy Horseshoe Campground in Lexington. His biggest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and his dog Abby.

Vincent is survived by his wife of 36 years Sharon; two daughters Donica Bailey and her husband Bill of Phillips, and Kylie Parsons and her boyfriend Reginald Dansby of Prescott, Arkansas; two grandchildren Cole Vincent Bailey and Ashlyn Taylor Parsons; two sisters Betty Parsons of Kingfield, and Lou Anne Ouelette and her husband James of Massachusetts; his brother Ross Parsons of Kingfield; a sister-in-law Lauraly Parsons; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Gail Parsons, two brothers Wayne and Dennis Parsons, and his parents.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:00am at Sunnyside Cemetery in Kingfield with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Dale R. Platt (1944-2013)

Dale R. Platt, 69, of Chesterville passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington after a short struggle with cancer surrounded by his family.

Dale was married on June 27, 1964 to the former Maxine Wade.

He was predeceased by his father William Platt and his mother Annie L. Platt. Dale is survived by his wife of 49 years; his children, daughter Melissa Williams and son-in-law Rick, his son Barry Platt, son Nathan Platt and daughter-in-law Karen; his grandchildren James Brann, Brittany Williams, Jordan Williams, Megan Platt, Alexander Platt, and Riley Platt; siblings, brother Jarad Platt and husband Dan Gazette, sister Billie Anne Wheeler and husband Don, brother Wilkie Platt and wife Norma, and sister Darlene Platt; along with many nieces and nephews, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frank and Virginia Murphy, brother-in-law and sister-in-law William and Ellie Wade, and special friends Maurice Belanger and Kitty and John Gee.

Dale was a very hard-working, creative “man of all trades” who always put people first. He always found the good in people and enjoyed jokes and surprising people with little pranks. His greatest accomplishments were raising his family and enjoying his grandchildren. He strove to be a good Christian role model. Dale grew up in the North Stonington Baptist Church where his favorite bible verse was, and always remained, “Jesus wept” John 11:35. Dale was currently a parishioner at Trinity United Methodist Church in Farmington.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Dale’s memory to the Heifer International Farm, 216 Wachusett St., Rutland, MA 01543 and/or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, ME. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Georgette Raustis (1919-2013)

Raustis, Georgette E. (Phillips) of Farmington on November 30, 2013, at the age of 94. Georgette was born in Eliot Maine and received her education in Lexington Massachusetts.  She and her husband, the late Daniel Raustis, made their home in Wakefield Massachusetts and she later moved to Maine to be near her sister and niece.  Georgette was a long standing member of the Women's Guild of the First Congregational Church of Wakefield, and a volunteer at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital gift shop for many years. Geogette enjoyed knitting, crocheting, collecting antiques and spending time with her family and friends.

Georgette is survived by her niece Sara Wilk and her husband Dennis of Industry, niece Jane Gunn and her husband Thomas of North Andover, MA, nephew Cushman Phillips and his wife Barbara of Alabama, nephew John Phillips, nephew Charles Phillips both of NH, nephew Robert Phillips of MA, and many great nieces and nephews.  She is predecease by her husband Daniel, sister Frances, and brothers Cushman, Charles and Gordon. 

The family asks for those who desire to make a memorial contribution in Georgettes memory to The Pierce House, 204 Maine Street, Farmington Maine, 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Gary Allen LaGrange (1950-2013)

Gary Allen LaGrange, of Wilton Maine, died unexpectedly Sunday December 15th, 2013.

He was born in Lewiston, Maine on May 25, 1950 to Norma Mae Donovan LaGrange and Eddie Loraine LaGrange.

Gary was a loving father, grandfather, brother, friend and volunteer.  He spent his life as a woodworker and his career with Maine Community Action agencies, building and repairing homes, facilitating fuel assistance programs, conducting energy audits and teaching homebuyer education programs to all of Franklin County.  He began and ended each and every day with his music, introducing his children to genres such as jazz, bluegrass, classic rock, classical and everything in between.  He could often be found puttering in his garage, creating handmade gifts for his granddaughters.  In the summer he never passed up a chance to go golfing or kayaking, keeping track of all bodies of water he had been on in his Maine Gazetteer.  Gary was passionate about volunteerism, and gave back to the community through the United Way Community Energy Challenge.

Gary is survived by his daughter, Leigh Davenport, his son, Drew LaGrange and their spouses, Gordon Davenport and Annie LaGrange, as well as his beloved granddaughters, Sascha Davenport and Amelia LaGrange.   Gary also leaves behind his children’s mother, Bonnie Campbell, his four sisters, Sandra, Judy, Diane and Linda and their families, his dear friend Nancy Teel, as well as an extended network of lifelong friends and fellow volunteers.  Gary was predeceased by his parents, Eddie and Norma LaGrange.

NOTICE: LaGrange, Gary 12/15/2013 A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, December 20th at 4:00 p.m. at the North Church in Farmington Maine, located on the corners of High St., Church St., and Court St. In lieu of flowers Leigh and Drew ask that all who loved Gary consider a donation to the United Way, an organization that Dad loved and dedicated countless hours of volunteerism to during his retired years: United Way of the Tri-Valley Area c/o Gary LaGrange Memorial Gift – PO Box 126, Farmington, ME 04938, or online at: www.uwtva.org. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

 

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Frances Carney Gies (1915-2013)

WILTON—Frances Carney Gies, author or co-author with her husband, Joseph Gies, of twelve books on medieval social history, including the “medieval life” trilogy, Life in a Medieval City, Life in a Medieval Castle, and Life in a Medieval Village, died December 18 in Hospice House, Auburn ME.

Frances was a lot of things and had many, many lives in her life. She was born in a world in which the US wasn’t even involved in World War One yet, in which there was a Czar and an Ottoman Sultan and an Austrian Emperor and a Kaiser, in which there was a Special Theory of Relativity but not yet a General one, in which it was thought that possibly all stars were within just one galaxy. She lived long enough to move on past Jane Austen and her beloved Anthony Trollope to read and reread Tolkien and Rowling. She was the mom of three children and four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was a wife for 66 years, but she was also a professional, a scholar, a historian. She was a college graduate at a time when most women were not. Her small sorrow was also her great triumph: that she outlived so many of her contemporaries, and she managed to swim in the seas that are e-mail and Facebook and the Kindle e-reader.

She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1915, daughter of Professor Robert John Carney and Frances Gibson Carney, obtained a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1937, with a Phi Beta Kappa, and in 1938 an M.A. in English and a teacher’s certificate. In 1940, after teaching high school English in Caro (Michigan) for two years, she went to New York to marry Joseph Gies, writer and editor, also of Ann Arbor.

The Gieses began their marriage in Manhattan, moving to Jackson Heights in 1942, and in 1954 to Wilton, Connecticut. During this time Frances worked as a reader for the New York Story Department of 20th Century-Fox, first free-lancing and then working in the office, while Joseph was an editor at This Week Magazine, the Sunday magazine of the New York Herald Tribune. In 1944 Joseph went into the army, serving in France and Germany.

After the war, the Gieses made their home successively in New York City, Hempstead NY, Wilton CT, Barrington IL and Oakton VA before retiring to rural Michigan. They moved to Maine in 2001. The Gieses began a second career together writing books on life in the Middle Ages, beginning with Life in a Medieval City (1969) and continuing through more than eleven books, of which three (Women in the Middle Ages, Joan of Arc: The Legend and the Reality, and The Knight in History) were officially authored by Frances alone; in reality, all of their work was collaborative.

Frances Gies was predeceased by her husband Joseph in 2006. After that loss, she rebounded and lived a life of Facebook and watching Jeopardy with her son and grandson, weekly brunches and trips to Giffords with her granddaughter and great grandchildren, discovering The Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter novels, making new friends and learning new things. She died in her sleep after a short illness.

Frances Gies is survived by her sons Charles Robert of Herndon VA and Paul Joseph of Wilton ME; her brother John Carney of Ludington MI; her grandchildren Dorothea Diaz of Farmington ME, Nathan Williams of Houston TX, Frances Rose (Rosie) Rose of Eureka Springs AR and Thomas Jacques Clark of Wilton ME; and great grandchildren Makena and Ronan Diaz and Ezra Frances Rose. She was preceded in death by her husband, by her older brother Robert Carney, and by her daughter Frances Jane (Jenny) Gies.

NOTICE: Gies, Frances 12/18/2013 A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11:00AM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington with Scott Bubier officiating. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

 

 

 

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Donald F. Wilbur (1938-2014)

Wilton- Donald F. Wilbur, 75, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Feb. 1938 in Phillips, the son of Fulton and Wilma Wilbur. Donald was educated in the schools of Phillips. He worked at G.H. Bass as a stitcher and a mechanic until retiring in 2000. He enjoyed snowmobiling, four wheeling, fishing, hunting, maintaining his land, cutting wood, and spending time with his family.

Donald is survived by his son William and his wife Ericka of Wilton; stepson Rick Delano; step grandchildren Jake, Jeremy, Amy, Lacey, Darren, and Sharon. He was predeceased by his stepson Joseph Delano.

A graveside service will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:00pm. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Charles Carr Holland (1940-2014)

Charles Carr Holland "Charlie" age 74, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Sandy River Nursing Home in Farmington, Maine. He spent many years in Farmington pursuing his lifelong passions of gardening, art and music. He had an adventurous spirit that was reflected in his paintings and songs. Charlie enjoyed performing his music at Java Joe's, Nursing homes, the local VFW, and other assorted venues.

He is survived by his faithful and loving companion of many years Mary Dunham Gorbaski of Farmington, his son Vincent Holland of Washington DC, his son William Holland of Bangor, his daughters Cynthia Carr-Spicer and Deanie Carr Holland of Florida, his sister Ruth Carr Simonetti, his brothers David Carr and Norman Carr, and his aunt Carol Quimby of Maine.  He is predeceased by his brother Timothy and sister Hazel.

Charlie was born and raised in Maine.  

A celebration of his life will be held in April in Temple, Maine. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Curtis H. Moody (1946-2014)

Curtis H. Moody died unexpectedly at his home in Industry on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.  He was born March 9, 1946 the son of proud parents Thurlow and Florence Moody. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.   He was the manager of Eagles Sport Shop in East Wilton for many years before opening his own business with his companion Maxine, Hilltop Market in Industry.  He worked hard his entire life.  He also enjoyed going to auctions and buying and selling antiques.  Curtis loved spending time tinkering on projects and you always knew he was around when you heard him whistling.  He loved animals especially his dogs that he had over the years.  He loved fishing, hunting and going on camping trips. 

He is preceded by his parents.   He is survived by his life companion Maxine Hartwell, daughter Stephanie Gaboury and her husband Linwood of Industry, Maine.  His daughter Valerie Seitz and her husband, Ken of Candia, NH.  A son, Curtis Moody Jr. of Warren, Maine.  Grandchildren Joshua Whatmough, of Deerfield NH, Ryan Whatmough, of Manchester, NH, Mariah Gaboury of New Sharon, Maine , Megan and Marleigh Gaboury of Industry, Maine. 

NOTICE: Moody, Curtis H. 2/1/2014 Please join us at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court Street, Farmington for visitation on Friday, February 7th from 5 - 7 pm.  Burial will be in the spring at Center Hill Cemetery in Industry.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938.  Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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James E. Mathers (1960-2014)

James E. Mathers, 53, of East Dixfield passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at his home. He was born March 16, 1960 in Lewiston, the son of Raymond and Marie Mathers. James worked many places over the years at jobs that included boat building, mechanic work, and handy man duties. Beyond that he kept to himself, spending time with close friends and family. He enjoyed his grandchildren and also liked to collect things.

James is survived by his three daughters Jaimie L. Mathers and her significant other Zach Tardif, Jennifer L. Mathers and her significant other Jon Buckman, and Jacqueline Temple; his son Donald Voisine Jr.; four grandchildren Isaiah, Dominic, Gunnar, and Mia; his parents Raymond and Marie; sisters Laura DeLuna and Deborah Mathers; many nieces, nephews, and his dog Misty. He was predeceased by his grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Jennifer M. Nile (1991-2014)

EMBDEN – Jennifer M. Nile, 22, of Embden has left this world to be with her brother Ryan, and beloved friend Sam White III. She was born October 18, 1991 in Skowhegan, daughter of Frank O. and Laurie Ann (Corson) Nile.  She received her education in the North Anson schools.  She was a graduate of the class of 2010 from Carrabec High School. Upon graduation, Jennifer became a CNA and went on to work at Somerset Rehab and Living Center in Bingham. 

She loved to mud run, and always looked forward to spending time with family and friends.  Recently Jennifer had taken up quilting with her grandmother.  Of all the things Jennifer loved, her greatest joy was being a Mother to Jonathan Heath White.

She is survived by her son, Jonathan Heath White, her parents, Frank and Laurie Nile, a sister, Rose Gould and her husband Jason and their son Calvin of St. Albans, her boyfriend, Justin Holbrook,  bestfriends Ashley Dyar and Chris Woodard, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

She is predeceased by her brother, Ryan Heath Nile. 

Please join us for a celebration of Jennifer’s life on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at 1:00pm at the Carrabec Community School, 160 N. Main Street, North Anson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation, 180 Court Street, Farmington, ME 0493. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com 

 

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Mary L. Nickerson (2014)

FARMINGTON – Mary Louise Nickerson, 62, formerly of West Roxbury, MA, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Orchard Park Living Center after a short battle with cancer. 

She was born on January 12 in Boston, MA, the daughter of Ensley W. and Ruth E. (Berube) Nickerson. Mary was raised and educated in Brookline, MA.  She was a long time employee of New England Telephone. Mary loved gardening and cooking, and was devoted to her beloved cat, Crystal.

She was predeceased by her parents.

She is survived by her brother Robert Nickerson of Colton, CA, and his two daughters Kelli and Amy, and their children; and her sister and brother-in-law Joanne and David Deberadinis of Farmington, ME.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mary’s memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd, Farmington, Maine. 

Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 4 to 7pm at Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court Street, Farmington.  A graveside service will take place the following day, Saturday, March 15, at 11:30am at the St. Joseph Cemetery at 990 LaGrange Street, West Roxbury, MA.   

Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation, 108 Court Street, Farmington, ME 04938. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Allan F. Clark (1946-2014)

Belgrade: Allan F. Clark, 67, of Mt Chase and Farmington, Maine, died unexpectedly on March 17, near Farmington. Born to Richard G. and Janet Clark on Dec. 11, 1946 in Newton, MA, he grew up in Vermont, graduating from Rutland High School in 1964.

Allan is survived by his daughter, Jessica Allyne Pipher, son-in-law Derek, and grandson Thomas Russell of Edgewater, MD; brother Richard Clark, Jr of DeBary, FL; sister Louise Ellis and her husband Albert Ellis of Mt Chase, ME; stepchildren Stacie Vernick Perdue and JR Vernick of New Jersey; several nephews, grand-nieces and nephews; and best friend and life partner of 19 years, Leslie Thistle of Farmington, ME. He was predeceased by his parents.

Allan was a skilled computer technologist and consultant, beginning his career in data processing for Hudson County, NJ, in the days of computer punch cards.  He was an avid outdoors-man, hiking the woods and trails of northern Maine.  His paradise was his Tegwek Island in Upper Shin Pond. He bicycled five times in the Trek Across Maine for the American Lung Association. In his last years he was an enthusiastic supporter of UMF men’s and women’s basketball cheering the teams from his regular seat with the guys. He was passionate about his politics and what he believed was right and best for our country and would eagerly debate with anyone who disagreed with him, and just as voraciously with those who agreed.

The family wishes to thank all the concerned individuals who stopped by the roadside offering assistance and comfort, along with the medical and law enforcement personnel of Kennebec County who participated in trying to save Allan’s life.

NOTICE:  A celebration of Allan’s life will be held for family and friends at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in your own community to the Fire/Rescue team or law enforcement organization of your choice. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Joel Babcock Hayden Jr. (1922-2014)

Joel Babcock Hayden Jr., 92, of Farmington passed away early Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Orchard Park Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington. He was born in Cleveland, OH in 1922 the son of Joel Babcock and Hazel Hayden.  He was educated in the schools of Cleveland and Hudson, OH, graduating Cum Laude from Western Reserve Academy in 1939. He attended Deep Springs Junior College in Deep Springs, CA 1939-41. In 1943 Joel graduated Phi Beta Kappa, B.A. with a major in music from Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH. During the summers of 1947, 1948, and 1956 he attended Middlebury College Russian Summer School in Vermont doing graduate work in Russian language studies. Joel received his PhD in history in 1958, with Russia as the area of specialization, from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. He went on to receive his Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting in 1979 from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ.

From 1944-46 Joel was a member of the United States Navy holding the rank of Lt. j.g. He married Ruth Fogel in February 1949, she passed in January 1979. He then married Patricia M. Park (Burton) in August 1979.

Joel began his teaching career at the St. Louis Country Day School, Berkeley, Missouri where he taught from 1951-53. From 1954-56 he taught history and Russian at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH. He was co-founder of The Meeting School, a secondary level Quaker Boarding School, in Rindge, NH in 1957, remaining as a faculty member until 1973. Also was Director of Counseling and Career Planning at Nasson College in Springvale Maine from1973-76. Joel  then went on to be a Professor of music at the University of Maine at Farmington from 1981 until retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1993.

Joel was Choir Director at Protestant Chapel, Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, NH from May to December of 1976. He was also Interim Choir Director at Leverinton Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA for April and May of 1977. He later became Choir Director at Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook, ME from 1979-82.

Joel’s accomplishments included being Founding Director of community choruses in Middlebury, VT; Peterborough, NH (Monadnock Chorus 1959-1973); Springvale, ME (Sanford-Springvale community Chorus 1973-76); Portland, ME (Portland Community Chorus 1979-82); Farmington, ME (University of Maine at Farmington Community Chorus 1985-1993).

For many years he gave private instruction in music theory, piano, and Russian language. During many summers since 1961 he led group singing at various “Camps Farthest Out” week long, non-denominational Christian retreats.

His chief avocation and great love was musical composition, which he pursued from boyhood until his death. He always wrote, not just to be writing, but for specific people or groups or occassions. His compositions include: cantats for chorus and orchestra (which he directed), chamber music (for friends to play), works for piano and organ (for his wife Patricia), and songs and rounds (some of which have been published) to be used at schools and retreats where he led the singing.

Among his interests were chess, bridge, organic gardening, and sports. At Western Reserve Academy he was captain of the soccer team and held the school record in the low hurdles.

A major focus of his love and attention was prayer and devotions. He participated in prayer groups, worked on church committees, and co-founded a small group in Farmington called the Peacemakers.

Joel was the recipient of the Waring Prize, the highest honor that his alma mater, Western Reserve Adcademy, can bestow on an alumnus. In 1991 he and his wife, Patricia, were honored with the “Friends of UMF” Alumni Award at the University of Maine at Farmington.

As a Quaker educator, he made trips to the Soviet Union; in 1961 for the American Friends Service Committee; in 1962 for Earlham College; and in 1964, leading a group of college age young peoplee on a trip by truck, camping behind the Iron Curtain.

Joel is survived by his wife Patricia of Farmington; his son David Hayden of Brattleboro, VT; his son Douglas Hayden and his wife Joan Karp of Cambridge, MA; his daughter Rebecca Hayden and her husband Scott Ruescher of Cambridge, MA; his stepson Thomas Park of Sanford, ME; his stepson James Park and his partner Petra Montaven of Phoenix, AZ; one grandchild; four step-grandchildren; a nephew, a niece, and their families. He was predeceased by his first wife Ruth, sister Jean Guarnaccia and brother-in-law Samuel Guarnaccia, and his sister-in-law Joanne Burton Whisler.

NOTICE: Hayden, Joel 3/22/2014   A Memorial service will be held on Sat., April 5, 2014 at 2pm at Old South First Congregational Church, Main St. Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joel’s memory to Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Serivices, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

 

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Virginia D. Tibbetts (1927-2014)

Virginia D. Tibbetts, 87, formerly of Farmington Falls passed away peacefully at Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington on March 23, 2014. She was born in 1927 in Milford, ME the daughter of Arthur R. and Nettie Boyington. She grew up and attended schools in the Milford area.

Virginia  was one of 12 children; 2 survive her, Donna Rustin of Milford, and Lettie Moulten and her husband Francis of Old Town; she was predeceased by 9, Charles Boyington, Ernest Boyington, Carl Boyington, Maurice Boyington, Raymond Boyington, Donald Boyington, Robert Boyington, Francis (Boyington) McGlaughlin, and Goldie (Boyington) Arsenault.

Virginia had three children by her first husband, Ivan Carey, who survive her, Calvin Carey and his wife Diane of Old Town, Bonnie Homstead and her husband Tom of Bangor, and Robert (Carey) Tibbetts and his wife Carol of Detriot. She later married Richard Tibbetts having five children, 3 survive her, Richard Tibbetts of Oxford, Janet Ferrell and her husband Michael of Durham, and Jeff Tibbetts and his wife Annette of New Sharon, two predecease her, Mitchell Tibbetts and Donald Tibbetts. She had 19 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, and some great-great grandchildren.

Virginia was a mother and a caregiver. She renovated and sold many houses, and more recently sold clothing. She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and seeing her growing family. She had a good sense of humor and was known to tell a good story.

Virginia’s family would like to thank the staff at Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center for their kindness and support during her stay.

A private family memorial service will be held later in the spring. Donations may be made in Virginia’s memory to Seniors Plus, 8 Falcon Rd, Lewiston, Maine 04240. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St, Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Thomas E. Palmer (1957-2014)

Sunday March 23rd, 2014 marked the end of the joyride I've been on with my wonderful, loving husband, Tom Palmer. After having one of his best days in a while, he lost his fight and passed peacefully, at home, with me right by his side, within a month our 9th Anniversary. I'm so very grateful to him for the fun we had along the way. Whatever was done, was done together, as a team, whether it was shopping or working, we were together; "Tom and Annie", always. My best friend, soulmate, and husband, I'll have you in my heart forever. I love you dearly, and you are intensely missed.

Tom was born July 23rd 1957 in Skowhegan, Maine son of Aretta Noreen Getchell and Valentine Batchelder. He loved antiques, old trucks and cars, auctions, collecting anything and everything, and simply relaxing at home. A hard working, extremely resourceful man, Tom was very animated and loved telling stories from his younger mischievous days, always saying how much of a full and crazy life he's had, and how there was never a dull moment.

He is survived by his wife of 9 years, Ann (Thorne) Palmer, daughter Valerie Smith, step daughter Leda Rovai, sons Marshall and Alton Palmer, step son Joe Rovai, and grandchildren, Lilly and Levi Waitley, brothers James and Richard Palmer, and sisters Eleanor Ryder, Janet Palmer and Norma Wing.

He is predeceased by his parents and  sister Laura Chase and brother Earl Palmer.

He will be very much missed by his close friends all of whom knew the real, gentle, kind soul that he was. 

At rest, and at peace. Forever in our hearts. 

Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Viviane Gagnon (1928-2014)

Viviane Gagnon, 85, of Farmington passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born in 1928 in Lewiston the daughter of Juliet Bellemore and raised by Honore and Lucia (Dube) Bouchard. She was educated in the schools of Chisholm and Jay. In 1947 Viviane married Louis Castonguay, who passed in 1966. She later married Norman Gagnon in 1979, he passed in 1990. She was a housewife much of her life but also worked for local shoe shops including Bass shoe while raising four children as a single mother.  Viviane resided in Wilton since 1980 and retired in 1985.  She was a Communicant of St. Rose and then St. Joseph Catholic Church, of Jay and Farmington. She enjoyed the outdoors, knitting, sewing, crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles, doing volunteer work at FMH, and taking care of people.

Viviane is survived by her daughter Louisette Castonguay of Farmington; three sons, Denis Castonguay and his wife Barbie of Wilton, Michel Castonguay of Livermore Falls, and Daniel Castonguay of Hermon; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; six sisters, Sister Marie Stella CSJ (Anita Dube) of Waterville, Mary Jane Edmunds of Jay, Julienne Shaw of Carnegie, PA, Claire Edmunds of Phillips, Elaine Smith of St. Hellena, SC, and Stella Paquette of Amarillo, TX; a brother, John Dube of Jay; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husbands Louis and Norman, a son Jean-Charles, a sister Mary Anne, and five brothers Gerard, Lionel, Willie, Charles, and Andre.

NOTICE: Gagnon, Viviane - 3/29/2014 Visitation will be held on Wed., April 2, 2014 from 6-8pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thurs., April 3, 2014 at 10am at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church St., Jay with Rev. Father T. LeQuin officiating. Interment will take place on May 10, 2014 at Holy Cross Cemetery in Livermore Falls at 10am. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Dennis L. Morin (1944-2014)

Dennis Louis Morin, 69, of Stratton, died April 3, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington after a long battle with cancer. He was born on June 20, 1944 in Woburn, Canada, the son of Pete and Olivette Morin. After attending Stratton High School, he joined the military where he would serve for two years. During his time in the military he managed building supplies at his base and earned an expert rifle medal. Upon his return to Stratton Dennis worked as a carpenter and guide at King and Bartlett, earning his Master Maine Guide certification. He met his wife Connie in Stratton in 1972, and after their marriage in 1979, they had their son Blake. Dennis then began working as a millwright at Maine Yankee in Wiscasset, ME and would continue in that profession at Seabrook Station Nuclear in Seabrook, NH, and other locations. He then worked at Boralax Energy in Stratton where he helped open the plant and continued his duties as a millwright.

Dennis loved the Maine woods and was an accomplished fisherman and hunter. He was also an avid skier and worked in the Ski Patrol at Sugarloaf in his youth. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed spending time in the home he built for his family, as well as a dependable and trustworthy friend who was known for his quick wit. His annual trip to Baker Pond with his friends was one of his favorite traditions.  In later years he enjoyed tying flies, working on home improvement projects, watching the Red Sox, and relaxing near his rotisserie grill with a Budweiser. 

Dennis is survived by his wife Connie, his son Blake of Boston, MA, his mother Olivette of Stratton, ME, his sister Denise (husband Don) of Eustis, ME, nephews David (wife Casey), Katrina, and Heather (husband Nate). He was predeceased by his father Pete in 1984.

A memorial gathering will be held at the Stratton/Eustis Community building at 88 Main Street in Stratton on Saturday, May 3 at 2:00pm – family and friends are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dennis’ memory to the Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Treatment Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445. Donations can also be made online by visiting www.danafarber.org, and choosing “Make a Gift” from the top menu. In both cases, please specify that your gift is in memory of Dennis Morin. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Hazel L. Gordon (1920-2014)

Auburn – Hazel L. Gordon, 94, passed at the Androscoggin Hospice House Monday night April 14, 2014 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Strong, January 24, 1920 the daughter of Ranald C. and Eunice I.  Walsh.  She attended Phillips schools. She married Leroy Gordon Sr. at the age of 21 and was a homemaker while her husband was serving in WWII as a medic.  She went to work at J.J. Newberry’s in Farmington for 9 years in the mid 1950’s. She then went to work at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center for over twenty years in the kitchen, retiring at the age of 69.  Hazel enjoyed going for walks, drawing pictures, and studying healthy nutrition as a hobby. She loved travelling around New England and Canada with her family, especially spending time on the Maine coast. 

Survivors include three daughters; Shirley Robinson of Wilton, Patricia Gordon of Temple, and Irene Oliver of Farmington.  A son Leroy Gordon Jr. and his wife Alberta of Wilton.  Many grandchildren and Great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by her husband, four sisters; Mildred Howard, Doris Tyler, Grace Williams, and Rena Melvin.

NOTICE:  A graveside service will be held later in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Farmington.  Donations may be made in her memory to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svcs. 108 Court St. Farmington.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

A Memorial Service will be held for Hazel Gordon, who passed away April 14, 2014, on Saturday, May 3rd at 2:00pm at the Chesterville Town Hall.

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Russell Paul Kaniuka (1925-2014)

Farmington Falls - Russell Paul Kaniuka died at home in the company of his family on March 31, 2014 after a long illness. He was born on September 17, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pa to William and Katherine Kaniuka. The oldest of four siblings, Russell was raised in Philadelphia and educated in local public schools.

From 1936 to 1943 Russ spent his summers on his Aunt Annie’s farm in Birchrunville, Pa. These summers were among the happiest times of his life. He often said that his life-long love of agriculture and the natural world was a direct result of his time on the farm.

Russell was drafted into the United States Army on April 1, 1944. He was in the Army Corps of Engineers and saw combat in the European theatre. He then served as a member of the occupation forces until 1946. After returning to the states he enrolled at Penn State University and received a BS in Agriculture in 1952.

In 1958 he began his graduate studies in the School of Journalism at Iowa State University. It was there that he met his future wife, Mary Jane (“M. J.”) Corliss. They were married on August 13, 1959 in Belmont, Ma. She died on September 27, 2009, one month after their 50th anniversary. Their only child, William Piers Kaniuka, was born on July 23, 1963.

Russ received an MA in Journalism in 1961. The following year he took a job in Washington D.C. at the Department of Agriculture as the editor of Agricultural Research magazine. He held this job from 1962 to 1976 and again from 1982 until his retirement in 1988. A highly competent editor, he freely shred his time and skills with many students, aspiring writers and journalists.

Russ dedicated much of his time to charitable activities. He was a board member of the Farmington Public Library and a tutor for the local chapter of Literacy Volunteers.  He was also a great friend to the elderly and infirm. A more recent interest was the South Africa Partnership sponsored by the Mission at the Eastward. The Partnership fosters the development of home gardens and small-scale agriculture.  His greatest passions were reading and gardening. He could often be found either with a book on the patio or working the soil under the watchful supervision of one or more of his beloved cats.

Besides his son he is survived by his daughter-in-law Jessica of Chesterville, his brother Steven Kaniuka and his wife Lee of Delray Beach Fla, his sister Jean Kaniuka of Philadelphia, his brother-in-law Robert Corliss and his wife Virginia of Dedham, Ma., and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Walter Kaniuka, who died in 1987.

A kind and gentle man, Russ will be missed by many.

A memorial service and reception will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the Fairbanks Union Church. Donations may be made to the South Africa Project, MATE-SAP, PO Box 460, Canton, ME 04221 or the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, ME 04938. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences to the family via www.adamsmcfarlane.com.

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Barbara L. Nutting (1923-2014)

Barbara L. Nutting, 90, of Industry passed away early Easter Sunday morning  April 20, 2014 at her home in West Mills surrounded by her family.  She was born in Farmington Falls October 12, 1923 the daughter of Harry J. and Ella A. Pressey.  She attended school in Farmington Falls and worked a few jobs locally while raising her family.  Barbara’s longest career was at Forster Mfg.  for over 25 years, retiring in 1972.  A year later she met Otto C. “Ted” Nutting, they were married Aug. 17, 1973.  She was a past member of the O.E.S. in New Sharon, the Hiawatha Grange in Farmington Falls, and the Church of the Nazarene in Skowhegan.  Barbara enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as gardening, fishing, reading , and cooking.

She is survived by two daughters, Erlene Millett of Lisbon Falls, Lisa McGowan and her husband Daniel of Industry. Five sons; Chester Millett and his companion Charlene of Chesterville, Colin Millett and his wife Elaine of Starks, Randy Millett and his wife Sandy of Industry, Jeff Ryder and his companion Lisa of Mercer, and Thomas Ryder of Industry.  Two step-daughters; Rachel Marble of Wilton, and Susan Cook of Belfast. Nine step-sons; Carroll, Colby, Roger, James, Robert and Randy Ryder, Robert, Junior, and David Nutting.  Many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren and two special grand-daughters; Elizabeth Tracy and Courtney Ryder.  A sister Thelma Kendall of Sumner,  many nieces, nephews and cousins, and special extended family Cheryl Ryder.  She is predeceased by three sons; Mitchell, Daniel, and Robin Millett, her husband Colby Ryder and four brothers; Phillip, Clinton, Everett, Bernard,   two sisters; Agnes and Dorothy .

Barbara loved the lord her God with all her heart, with all her soul, and with all her mind.

The family would like to thank Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for all they did.

NOTICE:  Nutting, Barbara L.  1923-2014   A private memorial service will be held by the family later this summer.   Donations may be made in her memory to American Diabetes Association 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington, ME.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

Please join us as we remember and celebrate the life of Barbara L Nutting who passed away April 20, 2014.

Memorial Celebration of Life service to be held on June 28th, 1:30pm at the Industry Town Hall. Rev. John Tolman will deliver a eulogy followed by a video and time for sharing.
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Arnold D. Butterfield (1946-2014)

Arnold D. Butterfield, 68, of Vienna passed away Tues., April 22, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family after a long illness. He was born Feb. 14, 1946 in Vienna, the son of John and Helmi Butterfield. Arnie attended school in Fairbanks, Vienna, and graduated from Farmington High School in 1964. He entered the US Army National Guard and served until 1972. He married Pamela Rackliff June 30, 1973. Arnie worked for Livermore Shoe and GH Bass as a stitcher and machinist. He then worked for Cianbro as a millwright helper until retirement due to ill health in 2007. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping especially in Rangeley, Eustis, and Dallas Plantation. Arnie also loved spending time during summers in Wayne at a family beach.

 

Arnie is survived by his wife of 40 years, Pam; two sisters Dottie Danforth and husband Allan of Farmington, and Ann Kay and husband Roger of Industry; two brothers, John Butterfield and wife Kathy of Farmington, and Bernard (Bub) Predham and wife Maurine of Camden and their families; Brother-in-laws Butch Rackliff and wife Sharon, Kenneth Rackliff and wife Laurie, Rodney Rackliff, Peter Rackliff and wife Jen, and Jeff Rackliff and wife Jeanie; Mother-in-law Florence Hastings, and Father-in-law Herschel Rackliff Sr. and wife Geri ; special friends Ken and Barb Roy; sons of the heart, Christopher Rackliff and his significant other Myriah, Bill Rackliff and wife Erica and their children Alex and Tyler, Jake Rackliff and his fiancé Kat; special nieces and nephews Brianna, Michael, Loren, Nathaniel, Megan, Joey, Sam, and Nick. He was predeceased by his parents and his step father Bernard Predham.

 

NOTICE: Butterfield, Arnold D. 4/22/2014 Visitation will be held on Sat., May 3rd at 10:00am for one hour before the start of the 11:00am Memorial Service at The North Vienna United Methodist Church on the Tower Road in Vienna. Interment will follow at the North Vienna Cemetery, also on the Tower Road. Donations may be made in Arnie’s memory to The North Vienna Methodist Church, c/o Sharon Rackliff, 310 Middle St., Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may send condolences for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Jean Marie (Clemons) McInnis (1929-2014)

Farmington - Jean Marie (Clemons) McInnis passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, May 2, 2014 in her 85th year. Jean rejoins her husband of 58 years; Vincent Arthur McInnis formerly of Wilton, ME, her parents; Shirley and Audrey Clemons of W. Sullivan, ME, her grand daughter; Hillory Jean Predham of Camden, ME,  as well as many special friends and family members that have gone before her. One thing can be sure, those of us that are left behind have been changed forever.

Born in November 11, 1929, Jean grew up in the West Sullivan area to parents who were educators in the local schools. She moved into education and excelled at Husson Teacher’s College in Bangor graduating with a Business Education degree. She then embarked on a teaching career that enriched her life immensely and lasted decades.  She married a fellow teacher Vincent Arthur McInnis in 1951 in Fairfield, ME and their special union created a partnership like no other, devoted to family and community. 

Jean was Mother to 9, Grandmother to 20, Great Grandmother to 11 and a teacher to many a student who passed her in the classrooms and hallways of the public school systems of N. East Harbor, Waterville, Winslow, Fairfield, No. Anson, Livermore Falls, and Wilton. Most notable were the many years teaching at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington. She will be remembered for her infinite patience, her constant smile, her gracious demeanor, and, if you were lucky, perhaps a shared pearl of wisdom, meant just for you, that will go on to serve you throughout your life. 

She is survived by her children Marcus (Maria), Kimberley (Bruce), Jon, Allan (Kirin), Maureen (Bernard), Kelly (Mitch), Meg (Robert), Kate (Mike), Michael and her brother Marcus Clemons (Charlene). The McInnis family is grateful to those special family members and caregivers that made Jean’s stay at Pinewood Terrace and Orchard Park Retirement Home in Farmington as loving, respectful, and comfortable as possible. 

NOTICE: Please join her friends and family to remember the beloved soul of Jean Marie McInnis. A memorial service will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, ME 04938, with Bruce Stinson officiating. Interment will be at a later date.  Donations may be made in her memory to Seniors Plus 8 Falcon Rd, Lewiston, ME 04240. Condolences may be sent online at www. adamsmcfarlane.com.

 

 

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Nelson H. Scott (1918-2014)

Nelson H. Scott, 96, of Farmington passed away Sat. May 3, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born Jan. 11, 1918 in Litchfield, CT the son of Harley and Addie Scott. Nelson attended CT schools including Post Business College in Waterbury, CT. He entered the US Army during WWII as a requisition clerk in the Pacific Theater from 1941-1945. Nelson worked for the Social Security Administration until his retirement. In his retirement he had a lawn mowing business in Baltimore, MD. He moved to Maine at the age of 84 to be close to his family. Nelson enjoyed collecting clocks and watches, doing puzzles, and playing the organ for church and nursing homes. He was also a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

Nelson is survived by his nieces and nephews Danielle Arseneau and her husband Kevin of New Brunswick, Benjamin Scott and his wife MacKenzie of Houghton Lake Michigan, Rebekah Scott and Matthew Scott of Farmington, Samantha Scott of Los Angeles, CA, Caitlin Scott of Bangor, Bettina O’Donnell and husband Jim of Farmington, and Susan Scott of Farmington. He is predeceased by his Brother and Sister in-law Norton and Mabel Scott, and two nephews Nelson, and David Scott. 

NOTICE: Scott, Nelson 5/3/2014  Visitation will be held on Thurs., May 8, 2014 from 6-8pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held on Fri., May 9, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church at 12:00 noon officiated by Pastor Brian Rebert.  Interment will be at the Maine Veterans Cemetery on the Mt. Vernon Rd. in Augusta on Mon. May 12, 2014 at noon. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Clayton Arthur Kemp "Art" (1923-2014)

Clayton Arthur Kemp “Art” , 90, of Farmington and Industry passed away Wed. May 7, 2014 at his home in Industry surrounded by his family. He was born in Lowell, MA Nov. 3, 1923 the son of Clayton L. and Edith H. Kemp. He graduated from Milton High School and The University of Rhode Island. He served his country during WWII as a Lt. in the U.S. Army, 84th Infantry Division “Railsplitters” in the European Theater earning the Bronze Star. On May 6, 1950 he married his wife Pricilla and they recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.  After college and the war he worked for American Optical, followed by 21 years as a VP for Kraft Foods. After moving to Maine in 1974 he managed Foster Manufacturing and Strong Wood Products before opening Kemp Enterprises where he was still working at the time of his passing. Clayton was a member of The Masonic Lodge in Morristown NJ, the Incredible Seniors bowling team, American Legion Post #0028 in Farmington,  and the Monday Cribbage Club. He enjoyed watching the Red Sox play baseball, doing the New York times crossword puzzle every day, was an avid gardener, and looked forward to his daily scotch and cigars. He was a fierce friend dedicated family man.

Clayton is survived by his wife Priscilla D. Andersen Kemp; his two daughters Leslie Brown Witt and her husband Robert, and Lynn Kemp; his son Mark  Kemp and his wife Kathy; five grandchildren Alexis Witt and her husband Tim, Johann  Nunez-Kemp and his wife Jen, Nicholas  Kemp, Ian Witt, and Shayne  Kemp and his girlfriend Chantel White. He was predeceased by his parents Clayton and Edith, his sister Ruth Harte, and brother Philip Kemp.

NOTICE: Kemp, Clayton Arthur 5/7/2014  A graveside service will be held in August  (date TBD) at the Maine Veterans Cemetery on the Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta. Those wishing can make donations to The Wounded Warriors Project online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org . Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com .

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J. Christine Stevens (1922-2014)

J. Christine Stevens, 91, of Farmington passed away Thurs., May 8, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born July 29, 1922 in Poplarville, Mississippi the daughter of Felix and Lilly Varnado. She graduated from McNeil High School in Mississippi in 1940. She met Lester, who passed in 2000, and they were married Dec. 13, 1944.They moved to Strong, Maine where they lived until 1964 when they moved to Chesterville and bought Stevens Cash Market. They owned and operated the store until retiring in 1989 to Farmington Falls. Christine was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 78 Auxiliary, a member of the Chesterville Grange for over 40 years, and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Farmington. She was an avid word finder, loved to read the morning paper while having her morning cup of coffee, enjoyed trips with the New Hope Baptist Church, and had a beautiful collection of angels.
 
Christine is survived by three daughters, Brenda White and her husband Cliff of Vienna and Brooksville, FL, Rebecca Starnes and her husband Ken of Chesterville, and Lois Stevens of Mystic, CT; two sons, Bob Stevens and fiancé Ellen Hiscock of East Dixfield, and Lincoln Stevens and his wife Kathy of Anson; 21 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, three brothers, James, Delton, and Eddie, a granddaughter Tiffany White, and three great grandchildren, Quincy, Jaylen, and Payton.
 
A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1:00pm at Strong Village Cemetery with Pastor Brian Rebert officiating. Those wishing may make donations in Christine's memory to The Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center Activity Fund, 221 Fairbanks Road, Farmington, ME 04938 or to New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham St., Farmington, ME 04938. A reception to follow the services at the American Legion in Farmington from 2:30-5 pm. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarland.com
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Thayden C. Farrington (1955-2014)

Thayden C. Farrington, 58, of Industry passed Sunday May 18, 2014 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington surrounded by his family.  He was born October 31, 1955 in Farmington, the son of Thayden M. and Nora Farrington.  He attended school in Wilton and graduated from Mt. Blue High in 1974.  He married his high school sweet heart Kim Rinaldi in December of 1973.  Together they raised three children. She passed in 1998.  As a young man Thayden worked for IGA and Forster Mfg., as a masons tender, and a shoe stitcher, then later he delivered milk for Bailey Hill Farm, and worked in the woods with his cousin Jeff. He also worked at the Jackson Labs for several years before starting his own business, Thayden's Photography, which he enjoyed doing until his death. Throughout his many careers he what he enjoyed most working with his father on the family farm in Dryden where he grew up surrounded by grandparents and cousins whom he had many fond memories of. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren, whether it be hunting, square dancing, or going to their sporting events.
 
Thayden is survived by three daughters, Carrie Farrington-Ortiz and her husband Alex of Freeport, FL, Sarah Nicholas and her husband John of Temple, ME (and their children James, Elizabeth, Tucker, and Benjamin), and Jesse Mallett and her husband Robert of Farmington, ME; his parents; brother-in-law Buzz, niece Jennifer Gordon, and his in-laws Anthony and Dorothy Rinaldi. He was predeceased by his wife Kim and his sister Wanda Farrington-Buzzell.
 
NOTICE: Farrington, Thayden C. 5/18/2014 Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6-8pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 1:00pm at Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road, Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Russell Rainville (1943-2014)

Russell Rainville, 70, of Industry died of a sudden illness Wed., May 21, 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
 
Russell was born in Manchester, NH in 1943 the son of William and Helen Rainville. He received his Masters in Mathematics at UNH and earned his PhD in Mathematics in 1971, also from UNH. Russell was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Maine Farmington from 1977 to present. He was Chair of the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science for 10 years.
 
Russell is survived by his wife Gail Lange, brothers Bill and Paul, brother-in-law Louis Lange, sister-in-law Brenda Lange-Gustafson, nephews Brandon and Matthew, and many cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Roy.
 
Russell was a loving husband to Gail. They worked together in many ways including teaching and researching in the Mathematical and Computer Science fields, biking and ocean kayaking, and traveling to places such as England, France, and Italy. Russell had a fantastic sense of humor, which faculty and students alike enjoyed. Russell spent hours working with students in his office if needed to explain a concept. He was very diligent in his preparation of projects and other assignments for his students. He had a gift for teaching the Problem Solving course in which each student would pick a unique problem, either suggested by Russell or by them. He had a wonderful way of giving them help and yet allowing the student to solve their problem. Russell was exceptionally intelligent and this shone through in all his Mathematical conversations with faculty and students. He encouraged creative work and research by running the Division's Mathematics Hour which sponsored faculty and student talks. He was also dedicated to improving the core section of the University's requirements, offering detailed and applicable solutions. Russell was a fine artist, specializing in Mathematical sculpting. Some of his work is on campus, including that on the front lawn of Brinkman House. He was the curator for the 150th anniversary celebration in Mathematical Art and the artwork was exhibited in the Emery Arts Center. Russell had a great joy of life in everything he did. He was extremely curious and was a problem solver. Russell was a member of the following societies; Mathematical Association of America, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. he was a member of the Maine Civil Liberties Union and always carried a copy of the US Constitution with him.
 
NOTICE: Rainville, Russell 5/21/2014 Visiting hours will be held at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington on Tuesday, May 27 from 2-4pm and also from 6-8pm with a period of remembrance from 7-8pm. There will be a private burial on Wednesday. A public memorial service will held in Septemeber, date to be determined. In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made in the name of Russell Rainville to the University of Maine at Farmington to support a scholarship or other financial aid for students, 242 Main St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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William Harold Mason Sr. (1938-2014)

William Harold Mason Sr., 75, of Industry died Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a short, but couragious, battle with cancer. He was born in Chesterville July 23, 1938 the son of NOrman and Margie Mason. Bill enjoyed guiding for many years, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his 19 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He worked in the woods business for many years and also owned his own equipment.
 
Bill is survived by his wife of 41 years Phyllis Mason; four children, Tina Lunt and her husband Rick, Lisa Tyler and husband Donald, Harold Mason and his wife Jean, and John Mason and his partner Cindy Ross; brothers Robert Mason and his wife Nancy of Fayette and Kenneth Mason of Monmouth; sisters Carolynn Tibbetts and her husband George of Chesterville, Joyce Tibbetts of Jay, Maxine Latusha and her companion Steve of Monmouth, Diane Maxwell and her partner John Farnum of Monmouth, and Beverly Horne of Gardiner. He was predeceased by his wife Lucille Mason, infant daughter Peaarl Mason, son William Mason Jr., daughter Lynn McIntire, granddaughter Emily McIntire, grandson Jacob Mason, his parents, brothers Richard Mason and David Mason, and three infant siblings.
 
A celebration of life will be held at the home of Phyllis and Bill on May 31, 2014 at 1:00pm. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Robert "Lefty" Parlin (1925-2014)

Robert E. "Lefty" Parlin, 89, passed away peacefullly at his Farmington home surrounded by his loved ones on Thurs., June 5th. Bob was born May 17, 1925 the son of Millard and Alverna Wells Parlin of New Vineyard.
 
After graduating from Farmington High School, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Navy in Sept. of 1943, serving aboard a landing craft as a Gunners' Mate First Class in the Pacific Theater. Discharged in March of 1946 , "Lefty" returned to his hometown where he was employed by the Maine D.O.T., eventually becoming a highway supervisor before retiring in 1987.
 
On Oct. 4, 1946, he married the love of his life, Alice Hagerstrom. They lived in Fairbanks for 67 years where they raised their three children, Janis, Vicki, and Gary. Later in life he became affectionately known as "Buppa" to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
 
One of Bob's greatest passions was baseball. On Aug. 17, 2008 he was elected to the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame to celebrate his legacy as a hard hitting first baseman and legendary Little League Coach. He started all four years at Farmington High School and after returning from the Navy he became a small town legend playing for both the New Vineyard and Temple Town Teams. In 1960, after retiring from playing, he formed the Fairbanks Little League team which he coached for the next 23 years, amassing a record of 270 wins and 62 losses. His teams won 18 league championships during his reign. One of his great memories was how his Red Sox  brought together the entire village of Fairbanks. The Oyster Stew suppers, trips to Fenway Park, and of course the many games and practices inspired so many. Bob Parlin was a legend in Fairbanks. One of the local townsfolk was quoted as saying "No one will ever know how many kids' lives he has touched. He is truly loved in Fairbanks for making a difference".
 
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Alice, his brothers, Millard "Sonny" Parlin and Roger Parlin, and grandson Shawn Haggan. He is survived by his three children, Janis Haggan and her husband Barry of Lewiston, Vicki Hardy and her husband Tim of Farmington , and Gary Parlin and his wife Sharon of Farmington; grandchildren Barry "Rocky" Haggan of Lewiston, Tammy Cowans and her husband Rob of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada, Tim "TD" Hardy and his wife Bett of Farmington, Kaitlyn Bruder and her husband Charlie of Falmouth, and Cole Parlin and his wife Hillary of Kittery; great grandchildren, Kyle and Shania Haggan, Colby and Chase Bruder, Dylan and Keira Cowan, and Jackson and Benjamin Hardy. Bob is also survived by his cat and companion "Lefty".
 
The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice and all the loving caregivers who made it possible for Bob to spend his final days at home.
 
NOTICE: Parlin, Robert "Lefty" 6/5/2014 Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 2-3PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 3PM with Stan Wheeler officiating. A private interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Fairbanks Red Sox, c/o Mike Bolduc, 124 New Vineyard Rd., Farmington, ME 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Leo Myer Buck (1933-2014)

Leo, or Lee to most who knew him, was known by many as “the law” in Weld, serving as constable, police chief, animal control officer, harbormaster, and auxiliary sheriff’s deputy over the course of many years. Often the only law enforcement officer for many miles around, Lee relied heavily on diplomacy, common sense, and good humor in his policing.
He embraced life with gusto; he had a special love for the music of Schooner Fare, Josh White and Harry Belafonte, among others. For many years, his family followed Schooner Fare around the Northeast, and Lee could often be found helping out by volunteering to man the ticket counter or the merchandise table. On several occasions he paid for strangers’ admissions to shows, and only accepted repayment if they came back to another show. 
Lee loved reading Isaac Asimov, James Michener, Jean Auel, Rudyard Kipling, and most history and historical fiction. He also enjoyed pondering the mysteries of the universe; Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking were some of his favorites. He was very well read, but because of the need to leave school and work to support his family, he never finished high school. Lee completed his GED later in his sixties.
His resume was too long for this space, but among the highlights: fisherman, crew for research ships for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, police officer, carpenter, pineapple picker, handyman, and father. He was a loving, caring, stubborn, cheerful, proud, powerful, honorable and unforgettable man. 
He had great pride in his family and is survived by his wife, Susan; his daughter Molly Lebel, her husband, Larry Lebel and her sons, Ryan Buck, Sam Lebel and Abe Lebel; his son, David, daughter-in-law Rachel, and their children Ben and Cate Buck; and his brothers Richard, Bert and Larry.
At Lee’s request, no funeral or memorial service will be held. The family requests that any donations be given directly to local causes that help young people, especially in the field of music. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Joseph "Roland" Roux (1929-2014)

Joseph “Roland” Roux, 84 years young of Farmington passed on Monday June 9th.

He was born in Bath on November 21, 1929 to Joseph A. and Lena Roux.  Growing up in Lewiston, he spent much of his childhood on his Uncle Leo’s family farm in Lisbon; with many fond memories .  At six years of age, his family moved to Farmington and lived on Box Shop Hill with his siblings; Robert and Rita.

Roland was educated in the Farmington school system and attended FHS.  He was an outstanding athlete; playing guard for the FHS Greyhounds.  He was called one of the “Farmington Dependables” along with Dick Johnson.  He was said to be a “hustler and had a fine eye”.  The Greyhounds won the State Class M Championship in 1948 & 1949, his Junior and Senior years.  Roland also excelled in pole vaulting and high jump, owning the State record. 

Roland served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War in 1951-52 as a radio communications specialist on the flight line in Korea and at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas Nevada in 1953-54.

He married the love of his life, Muriel A. Cochran in Farmington on December 26, 1952.  He graduated from Farmington State Teachers College.  His first teaching position was a one room school house, teaching K-8 in the Forks.  Roland spent 35 years in the Jay School system pursuing his passion for teaching.  He taught several generations of 7th & 8th graders math and science as well as coaching 8th grade boys basketball for several years.  During the summers, he worked as a projectionist at the State Theater and the Jay Drive In.

Roland enjoyed woodworking and gardening; always up for the challenge of a new project.  He was the ultimate handy man.  He loved following the Boston Red Soxs and catering to his cats.  Most of all, he loved spending  time with his family.  He was a teacher, friend, role model, and story teller to his grandchildren.   His energy and love for life were endless.  He was spirited, kind, giving, and selfless.  He was happy and found joy in simple pleasures.  Roland will be greatly missed; leaving all that knew him with wonderful memories to last a lifetime.

Roland leaves behind; sibling Robert Roux and his wife Bea.  Children Pixie Callahan and husband Dan, Greg Roux and wife Cheryl.  Grandchildren Tim Callahan, Katie Callahan-Myrick and Wife Julie Myrick, Hanah Cowallis, Nicholas Roux, & Ashley Roux.  Great Grandchildren Ella Roux, Jordan Myrick, and Brodie Myrick.  Many other extended family and his cats.  He was predeceased by his parents and Sister Rita Roux. 

Special thanks go to his caregivers of the last several months at Sandy River Nursing Care and Hospice, and to the many friends who offered help and support.

NOTICE: Roux, Joseph Roland 6/9/2014 A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 13th at 11:00am at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington with Stan Wheeler officiating. Donations may be made in Roland's memory to The Sandy River Center for Health Care, 119 Livermore Falls Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 
 
 
 
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Dana S. Eames (1923-2014)

Dana S. Eames, 91, of Wilton passed away Saturday June 14, 2014 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  He was born in Newry, April 27, 1923, the son of Ernest and Eva (Thompson) Eames.  He was raised by Charles and Carlene Thompson Sidell. Dana attended School in Norridgewock and then Served his country in the U.S. Army durring WWII in the European and Pacific theatres from 1943 - 1946. He married Beverly Mosher on Aug. 19, 1944.  He started as a millwright for the G.H. Bass Co. in 1946 and retired as plant maintenance supervisor in 1984.  He was also a master plumber.  Dana was a lifetime member of the American Legion, the VFW, and a member of the Elks, Amvets, and the Eagles Club.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and socializing with his many friends. He was dedicated to his family and enjoyed sharing special times together. He was the type of person who was always doing for others in need.
Surviving him is his wife Bev of almost 70 years, two daughters, Bronia Koch of Tucson Az., and Janet Johnson and her husband David of Waterboro, three grandsons, Ethan Johnson and his wife Allyson, D. Aaron Johnson and his wife Kelley, Jonathan Johnson and his wife Faye. Eight great-grandchildren; Matthew, Kylie, Zachary, Samuel, Hayden, Andrew, Benjamin, and Charlotte.  Two brothers, Clayton Sidell of St. Albans and Raymond Sidell of Madison, a sister Virginia Kalkofen of Alabama, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three sisters; Lila Brown, Mary Lou Berry, and Eleanor Stevens.  Five brothers; Robert, Carl, Harold, Everett, and Rodney Eames.
 
Notice:  Eames, Dana S. 1923-2014  Visitation will be from 11AM to 12 noon, Saturday June 21, 2014 with a memorial service immediately following at Noon at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington.  Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the Wilton Area Food Pantry or the Wilton United Methodist Church, both at 600 Main St. Wilton, ME 04294.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Susie H. Carlton (1923-2014)

Susie H. Carlton, 91, of Farmington passed away June 17, 2014 at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington. She was born May 12, 1923 in Dallas Plantation the daughter of Louis Haley and Maggie Brackett. She graduated from Rangeley High and shortly after married Alfred "Pud" Carlton. While he went into the service Susie made a home and worked at local restaurants. She and Pud owned and operated Carlton's TV on North Street in Farmington from the 50's through the 70's. They then moved to New Hampshire where they owned and operated Plainfare Restaurant until Pud's death in 1980. Susie then moved back to Farmington where she resided until her death. She enjoyed spending time with people and had many friends. She also loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
Susie is survived by her daughter Donna Carlton and significant other Danny Oliver of Mt. Vernon; her son Martin Carlton and his wife Donna of Sunapee, New Hampshire; five grandchildren, Chris, Amy, Justin, Monica, and Geoff; ten great grandchildren; her brother Bill Haley and wife Beverly of New Hampshire; and a niece, Madeline White. She was predeceased by her husband Alfred "Pud" Carlton.
 
A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 1:00pm at Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley with Rev. John Tolman officiating. Donations may be made in Susie's memory to Sandy River Center Activity Fund, 119 Livermore Falls Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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Barbara G. Berry (1933-2014)

Barbara G. Berry, 80, of Farmington passed away Tuesday June 24, 2014 in Auburn at the Androscoggin Hospice House after fighting a courageous twelve year battle with Alzheimer's.  She was born Nov. 29, 1933 the daughter of Donald and Doris Goodnough in N. Jay.  She graduated from Wilton Academy in 1952, and then went to work at the 5 & 10 in Wilton until marrying Russell Berry in 1962.  During those years she was a Girl Scout leader in Wilton.  She worked for G.H. Bass for a year and a half until 1964 when she became a mother and  homemaker.  Barbara was a member and Sunday school teacher at the Wilton Congregational Church and then later at the Farmington Falls Baptist Church where she also led the youth choir. She enjoyed spending time at the families camp on Clearwater Lake in Industry and spending winters in Florida.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Russell, a daughter Susan Scott of N. New Portland, granddaughters Samantha Scott of Hollywood CA., and Caitlin Scott of Hamden, a sister Ruth Estes of N. Carolina, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is predeceased by her sister Jan Dickey in 1996, and her Son In-Law David Scott in 2008.
 
NOTICE: Berry, Barbara G.  1933 - 2014   An hour of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00PM Friday June 27, 2014 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation 108 Court St. Farmington.  A funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00PM at the funeral home.  Interment will follow at the Webster Cemetery in Chesterville.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
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John Henry Allen Jr. (1930-2014)

John Henry Allen Jr., 83, of Farmington passed away at his home on Sat., June 28, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 20, 1930 in Farmington, the son of John H. Allen Sr. Eleanor (Odell) Allen. He was educated in the schools of Farmington. John served his country in Virginia and Germany from 1952-1954. On July 18, 1954 John married Ruby Ranger at the Dryden Baptist Church. He was a lumberman until he retired in 1999. John enjoyed fly fishing and hunting with is brothers and brothers-in-law.

John is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruby; son Earl and wife Lorna of Jay; brothers Clyde and wife Anita of New Sharon, Philip and wife Melissa of Farmington, David and wife Carolyn West Farmington; sisters Barbara and husband Arlo White of Farmington, Katheryn Ames of Farmington, Pat and husband Barton Soule of Dayton, Dianne and husband Donald Priest of North Anson; sisters-in-law Marion Durrell and husband Kenneth (Spider) of Farmington, Madeline Ranger of Farmington; grandchildren Matt Allen, and Erika Hooper and husband Michael; step grandchildren Erick and Justin Daggett; great grandchildren Jonathan and Kalab Allen, Michael and Sara Hooper; step great grandchildren Zac and Starr Daggett; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his daughter Lori and grandson Troy who were killed in a car accident in 1993, his parents, and brothers Herbert and Richard.

NOTICE: Allen, John Jr. 6/28/2014 A graveside service will be held on Thurs., July 3rd at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington at 11:00AM. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

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Isreal Milo Luce (2014)

Isreal Milo Luce, 31, of Hillsborough, NH passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was born March 29, 1983 in Farmington the beloved son of Karen Luce Parker of Manchester, NH and Wesley Luce of Boothbay. Isreal was a graduate of Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, class of 2001, making high honors. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved spending time with family and friends hunting and fishing. He enjoyed working in his garden, canning much of what he grew. He was a good cook who never wasted what he caught or grew.

Isreal always had a big smile and great sense of humor. He was always quick to help those in need. Isreal will be sadly missed by family and friends who loved him dearly.

Isreal is survived by his son Hunter Mathew of Vermont; brothers Timothy Parker of New Hampshire, and Christopher Luce serving his country in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Lewis in Washington; sister Ashley Luce of Massachusetts; paternal grandparents Earl and Geneva Luce of Farmington; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Donald and Myrtle Haney of Farmington.

NOTICE: Luce, Isreal M. 6/28/2014 A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 20th at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington at 1:00PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to help with funeral expenses. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

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June Kay Howard Morrill (1956-2014)

June Kay Howard Morrill, 58, of Stratton passed away unexpectedly at her home on July 4, 2014. She was born June 12, 1956 in Lewiston, the daughter of Herbert and Frances Howard. She graduated from Edward Little High School class of 1974. June worked as a waitress for many years in Florida and Maine before working for Verizon Telephone, retiring due to ill health in 1995. In April 2013 she married Roger Morrill in Bristol, CT. She enjoyed cooking, camping, travelling around the world, her dog Rosco, and spending time with her sisters. June did everything to please others, especially her dear husband Roger. She touched many people in her life and influenced them in positive ways.

June is survived by her husband Roger; her daughter Katie Fritts of Portland; her son Allen H. Fritts and companion Brianna and their daughter Emma all of Kentucky; sisters JoAnne H. Badger and husband Terry of Turner, Marilee H. Shaw and husband Robert of Danville Jct., and Gloria H. Goddard and husband Bruce of Auburn; a special sister-in-law Althea Curtis and her husband Rickie of CT; nieces and nephews Sheri and Scott Badger, Lori Motto, Missi Boyd, Charles Fortier, Debbie Shaw, Jennifer Crowell, Wendy Taylor, and many grand-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents.

NOTICE: Howard, June K. 7/4/2014 A Celebration of Life will be held at the Badger home, 355 General Turner Hill Rd, Turner on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent in June's memory to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, Maine 04240. Arrangements under the care of ADAMS-MCFARLANE FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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K. Bryce Clayton (1934-2014)

K. Bryce Clayton, 79, of Eustis passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in August 1934 in Blaine, ME the son of Wallace and Arlene Clayton. He graduated from Aroostook Central Institute in 1952. Bryce served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. He married Leah Shaw in Sept. 1954. In 1960 they moved to Eustis where Bryce worked as a Game Warden from 1960-1980, retiring in 1980 and remaining in the community to this day. He was a caretaker of the wild, loved animals dearly, was an avid gardener and fisherman. He also enjoyed tying flies and was well known among fly fisherman for the flies he tied.

Bryce is survived by his wife Leah; his daughter Carla Clayton-Lizana and husband Guy of Mississippi; grandchildren Clayton and Eddie Lizana; five sisters, Marlene Upton, Judy Belk, Jane Crouse, Joan Lothrop, and Janet Clayton; a brother Harry Miles; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Wallace Clair, and John Allen.

 

NOTICE: Clayton, K. Bryce 7/16/2014 Visitation will be held in Stratton at the Community Building on Monday, July 21st from 4-6pm. A graveside service will be at Kings Grove Cemetery in Mars Hill on Thurs., July 24th at 1:00pm. Donations may be made in Bryce's memory to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Mark J. Osgood (1957-2014)

Mark J. Osgood, 56, of Jay passed Sat., July 19,2014 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. He was born Dec. 25, 1957 in Riverdale, Maryland the son of David and Marlene Osgood. He attended Farmington Schools graduating from Mt. Blue High School in 1976. While in school Mark was on the football team and ski team. He worked at International Paper Company in Livermore Falls and later became self-employed as a private contractor doing remodeling and caring for apartment buildings. He did this under the business title of "Osgood and Daughters." His number one love was his daughter Mackenzie as well as his many family members. Mark was a great lover of the outdoors and head over heels over hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed his time in Alaska fishing with his father.

Mark is survived by his daughter Mackenzie of Jay; his father David M. Osgood of New Portland; his mother Marlene O'day of Fresco, Texas; his stepmother Mary-Sue Hayden of Farmington; his sisters Kristin Drottar of Windham, and Melissa Lawson of Fresco, Texas; his brother Mark Owens of Raleigh, NC; many nieces, nephews and aunts. He was predeceased by his brother Micha Brian Osgood; his fraternal grandparents Henry and Grace Osgood; his maternal grandparents William "Izene" and Lena Peeler; and his stepmother Linda Osgood.

NOTICE: Osgood, Mark J. 7/19/2014 Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Mark's life at the Old North Church in Farmington on Wed., July 23rd at 2:00pm. His daughter Mackenzie requests that you come to the service wearing colorful clothing and your favorite fishing or hunting attire. Interment will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery and Flagstaff Lake. Gifts of remembrance may be made to the Wilton Parks & Recreation Swim Program, c/o Frank Donald, 158 Weld St., Wilton, Maine 04294. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Herbert C. Lakin (1927-2014)

Herbert C. Lakin, 87, of Wilton passed away Sat., July 19, 2014 at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington. He was born March 17, 1927 the son of Herbert F. and Sara Lakin. He attended school in Wilton before going to work as a farmer and at various other jobs including The Wood Turning Mill in New Vineyard, at local shoe shops, and driving truck. In 1968 he married Gloria Lakin in Salem. Herbert enjoyed fishing, going to church at The Lighthouse Baptist Church in Phillips, and especially going to the Franklin County Fair each Fall.

Herbert is survived by his wife Gloria; two daughters Dorothy Louise Ridlon of Avon and Meredith Lakin of Gardiner; three sons, Frank Lakin and his wife Martella of Salem, George Lakin and his wife Karlyne of Wilton, and Almond Lakin and his wife Tammy of Avon; several other children that live out of state; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister Zelma Bubier and his son Robert.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 28th at 2:00pm at Miles Square Cemetery in Avon with Pastor Brian Rebert officiating. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Michael O. Quimby (1941-2014)

Michael O. Quimby, 73, of Rangeley passed away Sat., July 19th at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. He was born May 15, 1941 in Rangeley the son of Owen "Jud" and Rose Field Quimby. He enjoyed his boat, snow machine, tractor, and family. He also enjoyed people and loved animals, especially his little dogs Ivy Jo and Sonse.

Michael is survived by his sister Alice Smith; brother Everett Quimby; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

NOTICE: Quimby, Michael 7/19/2014 A graveside service will be held on Sat., Aug. 2nd at 11am at Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley. Donations may be made in Michael's memory to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938 or Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, Maine 04240. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Jarrett M. Farrington (1996-2014)

Jarrett M. Farrington, 18, of Farmington passed away Tuesday August 26, 2014 at his home.  He was born March 1, 1996 in Farmington the son of Michael and Brandi Farrington.  He graduated with the class of 2014 from Mt. Blue High School, where he excelled at classes at Foster Tech. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, and many other activities.  He was always willing to help a friend, weather they needed help haying a field or getting a 4x4 stuck or unstuck, especially his fathers Jeep.  He loved spending time with family and friends, and will always be remembered for the smile he always had on his face. 

He is survived by his parents, Brandi Farrington of Wilton and Michael Farrington of Farmington, a sister Hailey Farrington of Farmington, and a brother David Farrington of Jay, paternal grandparents, Joyce and Frank Harris of Wilton, and maternal grandparents, Donald and Valerie Farrington of Jay, and Roger and Patricia House of Farmington, two aunts, Kristen Harvey and husband Jason of Waldoboro, and Pam Carleton and husband Patrick of Chesterville, and several cousins. Jarrett is predeceased by his paternal grandfather Kenneth Farrington and his aunt Susie Hutchinson.

NOTICE:  Visiting Hours will be held Friday evening Aug. 29th from 6-8 PM at the Farmington Baptist Church on the Whittier Road, with a memorial Service Saturday Aug. 30th at the church at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral and Cremation Svc. 108 Court ST. Farmington.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Barry George Hathaway Jr. (1966-2014)

Barry George Hathaway Jr., son of Barry & Barbara Hathaway Sr. of Wilton passed away August 31, 2014, and will be missed by his parents, his sister Captain Brenda Grace Thomas, nephew Kai and niece Kamea, of Rockland. 

Rockland, Barry George Hathaway Jr., 48, of Wilton went home to the Lord on Sunday, August 31, 2014. He was born July 28, 1966 to Barry and Barbara Schanck Hathaway in Farmington, Maine. Barry was a 1984 graduate of Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, where he played the trumpet in the band and was in the chess and computer club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, Fifth Battalion, and trained at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He was skilled in computers, achieving an A+ Certification and was a Webmaster. He operated Hathaway Specialty Merchandise Online Superstore and Hathaway Import and Export. He worked as a shoe maker, auto mechanic, in construction and as a retail supervisor at Nautica. He was an accomplished cook aboard the Isaac H. Evans. He loved to play the guitar as well as teach guitar. He was a Christian and loved his family who loved him with all their heart. Barry enjoyed fishing, camping, rock collecting, family reunions and helping out other people.

Barry was the grandson of Thronald and Iva Hanson Hathaway and Hilary and Agnes Pressery Schanck. He was predeceased by his grandparents and, Uncle George Guppy, Cousin Keith Lemieux, Uncle Joseph Ernest Lemieux, Uncle Duane Hathaway, and Aunt Thelma Schanck Lemieux. He is survived by his parents, sister Brenda Thomas, nephew Kai Thomas and niece Kamea Thomas of Rockland, Maine, Aunt Marcia Hathaway Donald and husband John of New Sharon, Aunt Shanda Hathaway Parlin and husband David of Charleston, Aunt Lillian Guppy of Wilton, Uncle Vernon Schanck and wife Pat of Farmington and three great aunts, Thelma Pressey Kendall of Sumner, Ruth Hanson Lloyd of Lincoln and Minnie Hanson Field of Stratton, plus numerous cousins. 

Notice: A Funeral Service will be held, Sunday September 7th at 2:00 p.m. at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation 108 Court St., Farmington,  Pastor David Zamboni will officiate.  Interment prayers will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. A reception will be held at Hathaway Lake House, 17 Stowell Road, Wilton. Those wishing may make donations in Barry Junior's memory to the Wilton Food Pantry at the 600 Main St. Wilton ME, Mail: PO Box 517 Wilton, ME 04294.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Gregory D. Veilleux (1957-2014)

Bangor- Gregory D. Veilleux, 57, of Winslow passed away Sept. 7, 2014  at, Eastern Maine Medical Center, in the arms of his wife and with his dog Bo, surrounded by family and friends.  He was born February 9, 1957 in Waterville, the son of David and Sandra Veilleux.  He was a graduate of Lawrence High School.  Greg has worked all over central Maine as a self employed drywall hanger.  He took great pride in his trade and was very good at his craft.  He enjoyed playing softball on several teams, most recently Pattees Pond Rockers.  He loved fishing, fishing, and.. fishing.  His home on Pattees Pond was a very special place to Greg, where family and friends looked forward every year to Greg's "Rockin the pond" with his fourth of July party and fireworks.  Greg lived life big and passionately, he helped create so many memories for his wife, family, and friends to hold onto, he will be very sadly missed. 

Survivors include his wife Katherine of Winslow, Daughters, Angela and Danielle Veilleux of Winslow, Tara Joy and her husband David of Portland, a son Derek Veilleux and his wife Jude of Gorham, grandchildren, Mykenzie, Miranda, Georgia, and Donovan.  His step father Hilton Dow and his wife Jean of Delaware, a father in-law Larry Dickey of Waterville. Sisters Brenda Veilleux of California, Christina Hilt and husband Verne of Florida, Rebecca Igo and husband Phillip of Florida, Chrystal Veilleux and companion Joel of Fairfield. Brothers, Russell Veilleux and his wife Mary of Nevada, Bryan Veilleux of California, and David Veilleux and wife Della of Fairfield.  Many nieces, nephews, cousins, several special friends, his step siblings, in-laws and a few outlaws.  His constant companion Bo is missing him greatly.

NOTICE: A memorial Celebration will be held at Greg's camp on Pattee Pond, 15 Whitefish Road, Winslow on Sept. 10, 2014 at 1:00PM.  Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington, ME 04938.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Averil H. Butterfield (1931-2014)

New Sharon -  Averil H. Butterfield, 83, of New Sharon, passed away at her home early Thursday Sept. 11, 2014, surrounded by her family.  She was born Aug. 5, 1931 the daughter of Phill and Myrilla Harris.  She graduated from New Sharon High class of 1949, then married Melvin Butterfield in 1951. She was a daycare provider in New Sharon for over 40 years, having cared for over 200 children.  Averil was a member of the New Sharon Congregational Church, the Grange, and more recently the Community Improvement Committee.  She enjoyed visiting with her family and neighbors, and will be dearly missed. 

Survivors include five children; Diane Currier, Dawn Harrison and her husband Edmund, Denise Webber and her husband Gregory all of New Sharon, David Butterfield and his wife Barbara of CA, and Dennette House and husband Michael, of Turner.  Seven grandchildren; Scott and his wife Kamaran, Tamara and husband Larry, Richard and wife Julie, Angela and husband Justin, Cristy and husband Danny, Katie, and Bethany. Fourteen great-grandchildren. A brother Alvin Harris and his wife Mary of New Sharon.  Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and her dog Sassy.  She is predeceased by her husband Melvin, a daughter Dalynn, a grandson Zachary, her brother Ansel Harris, and a son in-law Richard Currier.

 

NOTICE: Butterfield, Averil H. 1931 -2014  Visiting Hours will be held from 6-8 PM on Monday Sept. 15, 2014 at Adams-McFarlane funeral & Cremation 108 Court St. Farmington, ME.  A graveside memorial Service will be held Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 at 2:00PM at the New Sharon Village Cemetery with Rev. John Tolman officiating.  Following the graveside all are invited back to her home in New Sharon for a celebration of her life.  Donations may be made in her memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

 

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Conrad A. Gravel (1955-2014)

Conrad A. Gravel, 59, of East Wilton passed away Monday Sept. 15, 2014 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.  He was born in Lewiston, May 12, 1955 the son of Noel and Francoise Gravel.  He was educated in Lewiston Schools, and enlisted in the U.S. Army, and later in the Army Reserves.  He spent most of his working years in the trucking industry.  He adored spending time getting to know his grandchildren, they meant the world to him.  He enjoyed NASCAR, skeet shooting, mud running, and fishing.  A couple of the sayings Conrad was well known for saying are "Dammit Man!" and " You can't fix stupid."  He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife Sally M. Gravel of E. Wilton, a daughter, Stephanie Nettles and her husband Charles of Greenwood SC, two sons; Scott Gravel and his wife Stephanie of Winthrop, and David Gravel of Norwalk CT, five grandchildren; Cameron, Travis, and Jaden Gravel, and Ryan and Kaylee Nettles. Five sisters; Diane Talon of Turner, Linda Murch and her husband Walter of New Sharon, Elaine Ecker of Sabattus, Gail Carlson and her husband John of E. Wilton, and Kim Karkos and her companion David Spugnardi of Lewiston.  A brother Daniel Gravel of Dayton.  Nephews; Joshua Carlson, Matthew Carlson, Rider Morlock, Isaac Karkos, and many more.  He will be greatly missed by his "kids" Georgie and Fluff as well as Brin who fondly knew him as the ' biscuit man'.  He is predeceased by his parents. 

NOTICE: Gravel, Conrad A. 1955 - 2014  A Celebration of his Life will be held Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 from 5-9PM in the upper room at Calzolaio Pasta Co. in Wilton.  Arrangerments are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation 108 Court St. Farmington.  Donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Jeffrey "Peanut" Toothaker (1958-2014)

Jeffrey "Peanut" Toothaker, 56, of Phillips passed away early Saturday, September 27, 2014 at his home. He was born June 19, 1958 in Farmington the son of John M. and Elvie A. Toothaker. Peanut graduated from Mt. Blue High School and then as a young man he went to work for C.A.T. Lumber in Strong, staying at this job his entire working career until they closed several years ago. He loved to ride his four wheeler and spend time with his family. He also enjoyed watching wrestling on TV and caring for his friend Shadow.

Peanut is survived by his two sisters Cheryl Bachelder and her husband David of Phillips, and Wandalyn Thompson and her husband Oscar of Phillips; two brothers John Toothaker Jr. of Phillips, and Kendall Toothaker and his wife  Linda of New Vineyard; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; a sister June Searles; and five brothers; Robert, Leland, Bruce, Ronald, and Earl Toothaker.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at New Hope Baptist Church in Farmington with Pastor Brian Rebert officiating. Interment will be at a later date at the Riverside Cemetery in Phillips.  Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Walter Blaisdell Murch Jr. (1947-2014)

Walter Blaisdell Murch Jr., 67, of New Sharon passed away unexpectedly  Sunday, September 28, 2014 at his home. He was born in Augusta on Sept. 13, 1947  the son of Walter and Phyllis Murch Sr. He attended school in Monmouth and then  in the early 1970's went to work on a dairy farm to learn the business so that  he could get a loan and in the mid 1970's Walter started his own Dairy  Farm.  He owned and operated the farm until 1999. He then worked for  Pioneer Plastics for a few years until retiring to New Sharon. He enjoyed  spending time in his garden, living off the land, hunting, fishing, and  especially spending time with his grandson Onyx and his niece Kim and her  family.

Walter is survived by his wife of 13 years Linda; his father Walter Murch  Sr.; a son Walter B. Murch III and his partner Joel Eastman of Sanford; his  step-daughter Angela Stone of Gray and her son Onyx Stone-Ratelle; his brother  Arthur L. Murch and his wife Susan of West Virginia; many nieces, nephews, and  cousins.

 

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements  under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation  Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the  family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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James Bradney (1944-2014)

James Bradney, 70, of Industry, Maine, died on Sunday night, Sept. 28, in Franklin Memorial Hospital where he was recovering from surgery for complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was born March 1, 1944, in Pennsylvania, where he lived until coming to Clearwater Lake in 1997 to reside with his sister, Nancy Lockwood, and brother-in-law, Robert Lockwood. He was the son of the late George and Gladys Bradney of West Hazleton.

Until the last several years Jim enjoyed participating in recreational activities offered through LEAP, a Western Maine organization whose mission is, in part, to provide experiences of joy in the lives of people it serves.

In Pennsylvania through his business, “The Music Touch,” he volunteered his services as a D.J. to provide music at the annual Hazleton Hospital Garden Fete and church fundraisers, especially at the former St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in West Hazleton. He was a former client of United Rehabilitation Services, Hazleton, and a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Hazleton.

Despite his multiple health challenges, Jim retained his interest in people to the end. As speaking became more difficult, he learned other ways to communicate. He never forgot a face or a name. He was particularly fond of children and dogs.

Besides his sister and brother-in-law, he is survived by a niece, Alexandra Jaime-Pilar Lockwood, and her husband, Christopher Bergeron, and three grand-nephews, Benjamin Abbott, Ryan Bergeron and Liam Bergeron, all residents of New Hampshire.

The family wishes to thank everyone who helped make Jim’s life with Parkinson’s easier, especially his physicians, nurses, physical therapists and in-home aides.

Memorial services will be held in both Maine and Pennsylvania . The service in Maine will be on Friday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Fairbanks Union Church. The service in Pennsylvania will be at a date and time to be announced. The family suggests donations in Jim’s memory be made to LEAP, Inc., 313 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938 or Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazleton PA 18202. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Marlene Hanson (1932-2014)

Marlene Hanson, 82, of Temple passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was born in Londonderry, NH April 14, 1932 the daughter of Harry and Lucy Goings. She moved to Maine at the age of two. Marlene attended Wilton schools and worked at local shoe shops and restaurants, retiring in the late 80's. She had been going to Chain of Ponds, Natanis Point, since the 60's and loved spending time there relaxing, fishing, and meeting new friends. Over the years many people passed by her camper and she managed to meet most of them. She enjoyed sharing her love of the area surrounding "The Chain" with the people she met with her many stories or an adventurous trip to get wood.

Marlene is survived by her daughter Lou Brackett and her husband Russell of Temple; her son John Hanson of Livermore Falls; three grandchildren, Heather, Angelica, and Shelly; three great grandchildren, Jace, Dakota, and Darius; her sister Joan Farrington of Wilton; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Harry George Goings and her sister Lucille "Punky" Marquis.

NOTICE: Hanson, Marlene 10/2/2014 A public Celebration of Life will be held at the Farmington Elks Lodge, 120 School St., West Farmington on Oct. 12, 2014 at 1:00pm. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Leona E. Rackliffe (1920-2014)

Leona E. Rackliffe, 94, of Fayette passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at her home. She was born in Gardiner March 4, 1920 the daughter of Benjamin and Annie Orbeton. She was educated in the schools of Temple and Farmington. Leona married Herbert H. Rackliffe Sr. on Dec. 25, 1936 in Farmington. He passed away Oct. 11, 1973. Leona worked many years for MaCumbers Mill in West Farmington retiring in 1980. She was a member of Farmington Senior Citizens, past member of Farmington Falls Nazarene Church and Union Baptist Church. She enjoyed latch hook, rug making, cooking, gardening, crocheting, and reading her bible.

She is survived by her three daughters; Leona "Nonie" Mitchell of Fayette, Janice Eagen and husband Timothy of Norridgewock, and Lorraine Burnham and her husband Richard of Jay; her son Herbert Rackliffe Jr. and his wife Linda of Oakland; 22 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her special caretakers Rebecca Stevens (a granddaughter) and Elaine Kimball. She was predeceased by her husband; three daughters Rosalie Pond, Beverly Rackliffe, and Carol Cummings; four grandchildren Delmar Jr., June, Oliver, and Merle; and a great granddaughter Amber.

NOTICE: Rackliffe, Leona E. 10/2/2014 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 from 6-8pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at 1:00pm, also at the funeral home, with Rev. Tolman officiating. Those wishing may make donations to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Rd., Farmington, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Constance Beverly Franchetti (1929-2014)

Constance Beverly Franchetti, 85, of Farmington, formerly of Wilton, passed away Wed., Oct. 8, 2014 at Pinewood Terrace in Farmington after a short illness. She was born Jan. 30, 1929 in Wilton, the oldest of three daughters to William E. and Mary Ilene Smith. Bev was a graduate of Wilton Academy, class of 1946. She furthered her education at Bliss Business College. She married Robert L. Franchetti who passed away in 2002.

For many years Bev was the librarians' secretary at Mt. Blue High School. She enjoyed her job and all the librarians she worked for. In retirement Bev and Bob spent 10 wonderful years as snow birds at The Villages in Florida where they were active participants in many activities such as the Maine Club. They traveled to Bermuda, China, Thailand, and across Canada. Bev also traveled to Europe and many other destinations.

Bev enjoyed attending Maine State Music Theatre as well as her children's and grandchildren's athletic, musical, and school events. She also enjoyed working in her flower garden, reading, feeding and watching birds, family outings, crafts and quilting, animals, and most especially her grandchildren who were the joys of her life.

Bev was a faithful communicant of Saint Marys Catholic Church in Wilton and St. Josephs Parish in Farmington. She was a member of Tyntown Club, St. Josephs Alter Guild, Red Hat Society, Wilson Lake Country Club, and the Wilton Historical Society.

Bev is survived by her children, Peter and his wife Jane, Betsy and her husband Jim, Steve and his wife Shelley, John, David and his wife Kary; her grandchildren include Mika, Garrett, Anthony, Adam, Derek, Alyssa, Alex, and Thomas; her sister June and her husband Jerry; several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bob, her sister Shirley, her brother in-law Robert, her grandson Ryan, and her faithful companion Buddy.

Bev's family would like to thank Noreen Comeau NP, Beacon Hospice, and especially the staff at Pinewood Terrace for the excellent loving care that she received during her residence there.

NOTICE: Franchetti, Constance Beverly 10/8/2014 Visitation will be held on Mon., Oct. 13, 2014 from 6-8pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tues., Oct. 14, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Josephs Church on 133 Middle St. Farmington with Father Joe Daniels officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bev's memory to the Activities Director at Pinewood Terrace, 136 Rosewood Drive, Farmington, Maine 04938. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Sunil Rodrigues (1950-2014)

Sunil Rodrigues, 64, of Somerville and Augusta passed away Wed., Oct. 8, 2014 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta. He was born June 14, 1950 in Bombay, India the son of Mark and Agnes Rodrigues. He was educated in the schools of India earning a degree in Electronic Engineering. Sunil married Maryrose D'Costa in 1979 in India. They lived in Singapore for many years, moving to California in 1997, then to Maine in 2004 where they remained until his passing. Sunil enjoyed reading, hiking, tinkering on his antique radios, and he loved animals.

Sunil is survived by wife Maryrose Rodrigues of Augusta; his daughter Sonali Rodrigues of California; three sisters, Meena Korff and her husband Michael of Virginia, Rosemary Mukherjee of Colorado, and Noella Sengupta and her husband Robin of Oklahoma; his brother Anil Rodrigues and his wife Miriam of Colorado; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his son Nikhil Rodrigues, his parents, and a brother-in-law Goutom Mukherjee.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 at St. Giles Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road, Jefferson, Miane. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Sunil's memory to the Maine General Hospice. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Alice Baldwin Kamm (1926-2014)

Alice Baldwin Kamm, 88, passed away peacefully October 7 in her home in Strong, Maine, with family at her side.

Born January 11, 1926, Alice was the youngest of seven children born to Newland Baldwin and Adele Clare Clagett Baldwin in Manila, Philippines. Her idyllic youth was shattered by World War II when Alice and her parents and her future stepfather, Carlos Young, were sent to Santo Tomas Internment Camp by the Japanese. Alice spoke little of the camp, where she lost her father, but she also graduated from high school there as most of her American School of Manila classmates and teachers were interned with her, and to while away the hours, she also developed a wicked golf swing.

After the war, Alice attended Katherine Gibbs School in Boston and returned to the Philippines to work for the family business. She also had a budding career as a photographer when she met and married Charles Roberts (Charlie) Kamm, of San Francisco, who had arrived in the Philippines to represent the trading firm, Connell Bros. The couple married in Manila on March 4, 1949, and thus began a loving relationship that spanned 49 years and four continents.

Shortly after their marriage, Alice and Charlie moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where Charlie was exporting frozen lobster tail and she focused on raising her first three children. Returning to the U.S. in 1955, they bought Herb Caen’s house in Pacific Heights, San Francisco, before being moved again to Stamford, CT, where Alice’s fourth child was born. No sooner had they moved back to the West Coast, when Charlie was sent to Brazil to develop a frozen lobster tail export business for Alice’s family’s business, Macondray & Co, and Alice followed with four young children in tow.

With the Brazilian economy in bad straits at the time, Charlie decided to abandon the lobster tail business and instead acquired a heavy-duty equipment import business in Lima, Peru, in 1959. Again, Alice moved the family across a continent, and became part of a new community. Her golfing skills bloomed when, as a member of the Lima Golf Club, Alice became the Ladies Golf Champion of Peru for several years. She also served as the chair of the American Field Service in Lima, allowing both young Americans and young Peruvians the opportunity to study in each other’s countries. And she also found time to have her fifth child.

Leaving Peru in 1969, Alice and Charlie returned to Hillsborough, where Charlie had been raised, and Alice became involved in the Burlingame Country Club, where she played great games of both golf and tennis, and in the Hillsborough Garden Club. With most of her kids off to college, Alice wanted to enter the working world, and she became a realtor with Grubb & Ellis. Then Charlie retired in 1977, and they moved to Strong, Maine, where they had bought a farm 15 years earlier to enjoy with their children on summer vacations. To stay busy, the two started the Old Post Office Realty and partnered in the business.

When Charlie grew tired of the cold, the two moved back to Hollister, CA in 1986 where Alice again enjoyed playing golf and tennis at the Ridgemark Golf & Country Club. But always one to involve herself in the community, Alice also became a teacher’s aide at Gilroy High School and spent many years there assisting in special education classes. Her beloved husband passed away in 1997, and Alice finally retired in Strong, ME in 2004 to tend to her beautiful flower garden and her prolific vegetable garden. She also loved to paint and won ribbons at the Franklin County Fair for her paintings. She was also an active member of the Franklin County Extension Homemakers and the Strong Seniors.

From Manila to Maine, Alice built strong and lasting relationships around the world, and nothing made her happier than bringing her family and friends together. She was a gracious hostess and terrific conversationalist, loyal friend and loving wife and mother. She had a special way of making all of those around her feel loved and appreciated, and friends described her as warm-hearted, engaged, curious, smart, and a really good sport. Her children say, “She taught us all that a little common courtesy goes a long way.”

In addition to her husband, Alice was predeceased by her parents, her stepfather and all of her siblings. She is survived by her children: Barbara Kamm of Los Altos, CA; Walker Kamm of Phoenix, AZ; Wendy Kamm of Fort Benton, MT; Mike Kamm and his wife Cindy of Mill Valley, CA; and Peter Kamm and his wife Barb, who was such a wonderful friend and companion to Alice in her last years and days, of Strong, ME; her grandchildren Mike and Matt, Nicole, Kelsey and Caroline, and Jack and Les; her great-granddaughter Caera; and her brother-in-law, Hank Lockwood.

Alice will be buried with her husband, Charlie, and her sisters Margaret and Nancy in San Juan Bautista, CA. No memorial services are scheduled at this time. Anyone wishing to honor her memory may give a donation to the Lance Corporal Scott Paul Memorial Town Park through the Strong Town Office, Strong, ME. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Richard "Max" Rush (1924-2014)

Richard "Max" Rush, 90, of Lewiston passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 16th at Clover Nursing Home in Auburn. He was born in Livermore on Jan. 14, 1924 the son of Arthur and Mable Rush. Max was a graduate of Livermore Falls High School. He was married to Doris Rush until she passed away in 1991.

His career began in the US Army at the age of 18 and he served for 27 years when he was discharged as a Staff Sargent. He was a very dedicated Veteran and had a lot of respect for all military personnel. He shared many great stories of his years in the military and all the places he served. After his retirement Max worked in law enforcement as a Jay Police officer. He enjoyed traveling and fishing.

Max leaves behind his wife Elsie B. Rush, whom he married in 2002. They resided in Lewiston and enjoyed many of those years traveling and spending time with family.

The family of Richard Rush would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Androscoggin Hospice Care and all the staff at Clover Health Care.

NOTICE: Rush, Richard "Max" 10/16/2014 A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 20012 at 11:00AM at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on the Fayette Road in Livermore. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Shirley Fisher (1935-2014)

Shirley Fisher, 79 of Farmington passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington. She was born August 14, 1935 the daughter of Albert and Carrie Mayo. She attended Augusta area schools and worked for many years at Lipman's processing chicken. Shirley enjoyed doing puzzles, playing Bingo, coloring, and doing word puzzles.

Shirley is survived by her daughter Louise Genereux and her husband Bruce of Plymouth; her son Dwain Fisher of North New Portland; four grandchildren Paula Stafford and husband Shane, Joseph Genereux and wife Amy, Jessie Fisher, and Daniel Fisher; two great grandchildren Kaitlyn and Shane Jr; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley; sisters Betty, Dot, Madeline, Mary, and Christine; and brothers Albert and William.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 1:00pm with Rev. John Tolman officiating at Mount Hope Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Richard "Dick" French (1925-2014)

Richard “Dick” French, 89, died peacefully Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, Maine with his family in attendance.

Dick leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Beverly (Boynton) French; his daughter, Katherine Newcomb and her husband David; daughter, Julie Hansen; son, Scott French and his wife Melissa; daughter, Delaney Fessler and her husband Craig. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Abby Masterman and her husband Ethan, Lucas Newcomb, Mahlon Hansen, Jesse Newcomb, Jacob Newcomb, Noah French, Wyatt Fessler and Ella Fessler; and his great-grandson Elliott Masterman; his sister, Linda Norton, and her husband Hubert; his nephew Jonathan Norton and his wife Annette; niece Tara Dubay and her husband Chad and their two sons, Sam and Chad Jr. and his many close friends. He was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Beatrice French, his stepmother Oscarene French and his nephew David Norton.

Dick was born in Kingfield on September 13, 1925. As a young boy he enjoyed hunting, fishing and hiking in the woods and mountains in his backyard. He graduated from Kingfield High School in 1943 and immediately enlisted in the United States Navy. He served as Quartermaster, Second Class, during World War Two from 1943-1945 in the Pacific Theater including Okinawa and The Philippines. He was honorably discharged and awarded the following decorations: World War II Victory Medal, American Area Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Area Ribbon-1 Star, and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

Following his military service, Dick returned to his beloved hometown. He was proud to have been one of the original Bigelow Boys, a group of young men that would spend many days hiking and skiing Bigelow Mountain with Amos Winter, the founder of Sugarloaf Mountain.

A carpenter all his life, Dick was a very talented woodworker who loved to spend time in his workshop creating furniture for Beverly or toys for his children and grandchildren. One of his favorite hobbies was sailing, he and Beverly spent many warm summer days exploring the Maine coast in their sailboat, the Delaney B.

An avid gardener, Richard was known for his impressive green thumb. He and Beverly grew and canned all manner of fruits and vegetables with the help of their mostly willing children and grandchildren.

An active member of his community, Dick was a Past Master of the Mt. Abram Masonic Lodge No. 204 in Kingfield and Commander of the American Legion Norton-Wuori post 61 in Kingfield.

In gratitude for the caring and compassionate care that Dick received and in lieu of flowers, his family has requested donations to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

A memorial reception will be held Saturday November 22, 2014 from1:00-4:00 pm, at One Stanley Avenue Restaurant, 1 Stanley Ave., Kingfield, ME 04947. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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George Yamashiro (1925-2014)

George Yamashiro, 89 of Farmington, loving father and grandfather, professor of classics, ski patroller and instructor, world-traveler, mechanic and philosopher, passed away at Sandy River Center in Farmington on November 9, 2014 after a long, full, and rich life.

George is survived by his two children, Velda Yamashiro and partner, Cedar Dumont; Nolan Yamashiro and wife Alison Accettola; their loving mother Lennie Yamashiro and his two grandchildren Koa and Ryland Dumont. Born in Kapaa, Kauai in 1925 to Matsu and Masu Yamashiro, George was one of ten siblings, three of whom survive him: Mildred Haruko, Nancy Kiyoko and Florence Setsuko. Upon graduation from high school, George traveled to the mainland to continue his education and ultimately received his Ph.D from Harvard University. He taught English in Greece for two years and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, retracing the routes and visiting the sites featured in the ancient texts he most admired.

George maintained his adventurous spirit throughout his entire life. He celebrated his 80th birthday by driving with his daughter, Velda, from Maine to Alaska and camping along the way. While in Alaska he kayaked to a glacier, trekked on the ice and encountered bears, up close and personal. George was a generous and selfless man. He spent countless hours every summer in his 60’s and 70’s using a push mower to maintain an expansive lawn at the New Hope Baptist Church in Farmington, which he also helped to build. He never once complained of the heat, mechanical failures, or the size of his task. Indeed his unwavering positive disposition in general earned him his nickname around town of “The Happy Hawaiian,” (even though his ancestry is Japanese). George was open-minded, accepting, non-judgmental, and was very well-respected. He never forced life lessons but always patiently explained and gently guided. As a father he instilled strong values in his children by his example of service, quiet reflection, serenity and a remarkably balanced and deep philosophical outlook on life. George continued to alpine ski, bike, hike, garden, read and tinker on projects, until the age of 85. He often remarked that, “If an engine doesn’t run, it gets rusty.” George spent his final two years at the Sandy River Center where he brought much joy to both staff and residents. He always brightened when visiting with his two grandsons, and when asked how he was doing, would invariably reply, “Just fine!” George’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the loving care he received at Sandy River Center and from his physicians and staff at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

NOTICE: In accordance with his wishes, George’s cremated remains will be scattered somewhere on a snowy mountaintop at the family's convenience. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Service 108 Court St. Farmington, ME. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to the Titcomb Ski Club Educational Foundation, PO Box 43, Farmington, Maine 04938. Online condolences can be expressed at www.adamsmcfarlane.com .

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Phyllis E. Partridge (1922-2014)

Phyllis E. Partridge, 92, of Wilton passed peacefully on Nov. 21, 2014 at Edgewood Rehabilitation & Living Center in Farmington. She was born on Oct. 3, 1922 in Jay the fourth of eight children to Leslie and Cora Adams. Phyllis attended East Wilton Grammar School and graduated from Wilton Academy in 1940. After graduation she went to work in the Woolen Mill and married Vinton L. Partridge Sept. 21, 1940. She also worked at Livermore Shoe Co., Farmington Shoe Co., and the Wilton Tannery. Phyllis was a member of the Wilton Extension, Wilton Rebekah's Lodge, Wilton United Methodist Church, and bowled with the Senior's League for several years. She enjoyed much social time with friends and family at their camp in Rockwood on the West Outlet. She also enjoyed many activities such as fishing, snowmobiling, ice skating, skiing, knitting, crocheting, sliding parties, and camping. One group of her and Vint's friends camped together each summer for forty-five years.

Phyllis enjoyed her life with Vint during their 62 years of marriage, most of which they lived in the Brown neighborhood, now known as Orchard Drive. She had five children whom she was very proud of, three daughters Eleanor Gilbert and companion Jeff Nickerson of Industry, Judith Plummer and companion John Lien of Florida, Anita McFarlane and husband Jeff of Industry, two sons, Vinton Partridge Jr. and wife Toni of South Carolina, and Donald Partridge and wife Lucille of Wilton. She also leaves seven grandchildren, Teresa, David, Michael, Jeremy, Christopher, Kelly, and Julie, twelve great grandchildren, Douglas, Kyle, Elijah, Erin, Justin, Owen, Tristin, Samuel, Isabella, Catherine, Eben, and Tucker, two great great grandchildren, Kayla and Abby, her sister Beverly McDaniel of Livermore, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, a sister Charlotte, 5 brothers, a son-in-law Owen, a grandson-in-law Zach, and a great granddaughter Melissa.

Notice: Phyllis E. Partridge , 1922 -2014 Visitation will be held from 12:30 - 1:30PM Saturday Dec. 6, 2014 at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington. A memorial service will immediately follow at 1:30PM with Pastor Laura Church officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. Donations may be made in her memory to the Wilton Area Food Pantry P.O.Box 517 Wilton, ME. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Lily J. Ross (1917-2014)

Lily J. Ross, 97, died at Sandy River Center for Health Care in Farmington on Dec. 3, 2014. She was born Oct. 31, 1917 in Riley, Maine a daughter of Emil and Annie Willi.

She is survived by her daughter Sandra Lamkin and husband Walter of Ocklawaha, FL, and her son Peter Ross and wife Priscilla (Poochie) of Farmington, four grandsons; Troy Lamkin (Hilary) of Standish, Todd Lamkin (Susan Sabin) of Holliston, MA, Robb Ross (Stephanie) of Valparaiso, IN, and Ted Ross (Wendy) of Chesterville. There are nine grandchildren, Lily and Chaz Lamkin of Standish, Daniel, Katie and Stephanie Lamkin of Holliston, Gabi and Connor Ross of Valparaiso, and Preston and Gracie Ross of Chesterville.

She was predeceased by her devoted husband of sixty four years, Atherton (Pete) Ross, her parents, a sister Gertie Wheeler and her husband Harold.

Lily was a 38 year survivor of breast cancer, was active in helping breast cancer patients in the Reach to Recovery program, and received many American Cancer Society awards for over two decades of dedicated participation.

The family wishes to thank all of the health care personnel at the Sandy River Center for Health Care, and especially to thank Mary Orcutt for her friendship and help in recent years.

NOTICE: A graveside memorial service will be held next summer at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington with Rev. J. Gensel officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Svc. 108 Court St. Farmington. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Peter Lynn Davenport (1947-2014)

Peter Lynn Davenport, 67, of Kingfield passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 2, 1947 to Stanton and Margaret Davenport. He grew up in Phillips and graduated from Phillips High School in 1966. Peter was drafted into the army in Oct 1966 where he served one tour in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1968. He married Julia "Annie" Haines on June 7, 1969 in Phillips. They moved to Kingfield in 1971 where they still reside. He worked for Knapp Bros. for 9 years then Jordan Excavation for 25 years. Peter finished out his trucking career with his son at J.R. Davenport Trucking. He loved his camp on Hancock Pond where he spent many happy years with his family, friends, and a cold beer. There was never a winter that he wouldn't tell us he likes it "sunny and 75". He taught his son's his love for trucks, and telling stories of the past at family gatherings. He was so very proud of his sons for their hard work in having successful trucking companies.

Peter is survived by his wife Annie Davenport of 45 years; two sons, Brent Davenport and wife Misty of New Portland, and Barry Davenport and wife Mikelle of Freeman; and his three grandchildren Jacey, Riley, and Bode Davenport. He was predeceased by his parents, and special aunt and uncle Florence and Mahlon Beane.

NOTICE: Davenport, Peter Lynn 12/06/2014 Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 from 6-8pm at Kingfield United Methodist Church. A Funeral service will take place on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at 11am at Kingfield United Methodist Church. Interment will take place in the spring at Miles Square Cemetery in Avon. Those wishing may send donations in Peter's memory to Gifts of Love, 18 Caboose Lane, Kingfield ME 04947, or to The Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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Grace "Gracie" Hooper (1939-2014)

Grace "Gracie" Hooper, 75, of Kingfield passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 with family by her side. She was born in Watertown, MA on Feb. 8, 1939 the daughter of Robert and Lillian Porter. She was a graduate of Lexington High School in Lexington, MA. As a young lady she went to work for B & M Railroad. Gracie married Wayne Hooper in 1965. Together they raised two girls in Bedford MA, and she went on to become part owner of the family landscaping business, Hooper General Contracting Inc. In 2004 they moved to Maine to be near family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Gracie enjoyed many crafts, caring for animals, cooking, entertaining, and going on family vacations. Most people collect things, "Gracie collected people".

Gracie is survived by her husband Wayne; two daughters, Sandy Moss and husband Joseph of Kingfield, and Patty Churchill and her husband Braden of Kingfield; three grandsons, Jay, Danny, and Matthew; a sister Virginia Parsons of MA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by two sisters, Sandy Porter and Joan Nahikian, and two brothers, Stanley and Clifford Porter.

At Gracie's request there will be no services. Donations may be made in Gracie's memory to Ducks Unlimited, Inc.,One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, Tennessee, USA 38120. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington, Maine. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com

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