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Kateleen Joan Roberts (1989-2010)
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..
Dixie Nightingale (1940-2010)
Roderick L. "Rick" Adams (1962-2010)
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.
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
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.Send your condolences to the family of Martha Wasgatt
Joan E. Dunham (1928-2010)
Janet Metcalf (1941-2010)
Henry A. Graziul (1952-2010)
Joanne B. Brooks (1943-2010)
Donald Milo Haney (1935-2010)
Charles E. Moody Jr. (1945-2010)
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)
Clinton Cushman Jr. (1936-2010)
Joyce Lena Blackwell (1932-2010)
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.
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.
Walter Simpson (1919-2010)
Zacheus W. Gammon (1950-2010)
Brent C. Adams (1957-2010)
Phyllis P. Clendenning (1920-2010)
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Allen Pomeroy Butterfield (1936-2010)
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)
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.
Mary P. Serrada (1912-2011)
Hazel M. Towle (1932-2011)
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.
Wayne W. Backus (1921-2011)
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.
Norman Charles Coy (1943-2011)
William Randall Noble Sr. (1923-2011)
Sandra Kay Starnes (1949-2011)
SERVICES: A graveside service for Sandra will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011 at 3:00 at the Strong Village Cemetery.
John F. Roderick (1949-2011)
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.
Rudolph P Toothaker (1924-2011)
Bertha T. Bean (1919-2011)
Albert W. Smith (1925-2011)
Frank Serino Jr. (1939-2011)
Margaret (Peggy) Moorhead Dawes (1922-2011)
Alma L. Dube (1922-2011)
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)
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.
Thayne E. Heath Sr. (1935-2011)
at his home with his family by his side.
Richard "Dicky" Bruce Greco (1950-2011)
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Adam Lucien Nile
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.
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. Send your condolences to the family of Verna Betts
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
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
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
Martin "Bud" A. Priebe (1929-2011)
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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)
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
Roland Elmer Adams (1925-2011)
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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Joan M. Potter McNally
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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Albion Larcom Hodgkins
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.Send your condolences to the family of Mary Lou Katz
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.Send your condolences to the family of John Edward Borden Sr.
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.
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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
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.
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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
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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.Send your condolences to the family of Ralph Stephen Brewer
Patsy M Gilbert (1943-2011)
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
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
A. Vestena Perkins Backus (1919-2011)
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.
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.
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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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Arthur Ray Hinkley
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.
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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.
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.
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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
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.
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
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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Thelford "Ted" R. Viles
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.
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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.
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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Linwood R. Hinkley
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.
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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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Marshall W. Stevens
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.
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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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Richard Marcel Arnold
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
June F. Carlow (1916-2012)
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.
Thomas W. Welch Jr. (1931-2012)
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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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.
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)
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.
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.
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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
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.
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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
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.Send your condolences to the family of Jacqueline M. McGarvey
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.
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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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Frederick A. Smith
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
George L. Beale (1937-2012)
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
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)
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Marian Hall Mitchell
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.
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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
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.
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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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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
Clara Mae Morris (1916-2012)
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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
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
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
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
Lois Marie Herndon (1955-2012)
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
Graveside services will be set at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.
Wilma G. Bartlett (1914-2012)
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
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
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 Â“BudÂ” 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. Â“BudÂ” adored his wife and was always excited to tell everyone that heÂ’d gotten Â“the prettiest girl in college.Â” 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 Â– Â“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.Â” 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 Â“Thank youÂ” 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.
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.Send your condolences to the family of Glynnese Farrington Waite
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
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.Send your condolences to the family of Eleanor Campbell
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
Laurel Jane Adams (1947-2013)
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.
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.
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-giveSend your condolences to the family of Laurel Jane Adams
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.
Charles Scott Wingfield (1954-2013)
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
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.Send your condolences to the family of Adele Bronish
Hilda M. Breen (1922-2013)
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
Allan Spence Frederick (1937-2013)
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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Raymond Peter Pillsbury
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.comSend your condolences to the family of Frances Luger Hoar