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Mary Beth Ripa (1953-2018)

Mary Beth Ripa, 65, passed away peacefully at her home in New Sharon on Wed. March 14, 2018. She was born on Jan. 3, 1953 in Lincoln, Illinois to Gregory and Evelyn Fitzpatrick. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1975 with a degree in Elementary Education. Mary began her teaching career in Joliet, IL and taught in numerous schools in Missouri, Massachusetts, and Maine. In 2011 she earned her Masters degree in Education from New England College.

On May 23, 1981 Mary married Philip Ripa and they had two children together, Danielle Elizabeth and John Philip. Mary was life-long teacher and a passionate gardener. One of the bright spots of her last years was sharing her garden with friends and family and teaching her grandchildren about the many perennials she grew. Mary was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church in Farmington.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, Gregory Edward Fitzpatrick, infant brothers James Gregory and William Paul, and brother Joseph E. Fitzpatrick. Mary leaves behind her husband Philip S. Ripa, children Danielle (Scott) Ogden, John (Amanda) Ripa, grandchildren Luna and Finley Ripa, and Rosemary Ogden as well as sisters Debra Curry, Joni (Galen) Marten, Peggy (Greg)Morrow, and brother Louie (Sue) Fitzpatrick and many nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to thank Patty and the care team at Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their kindness.

Visitation will be held at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington on Sunday, March 18th from 4-6PM. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, March 19th at 11AM at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Farmington. Burial will be in the spring at the families convenience. Condolences may be sent for the family at

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Vivian Etta Kennedy (1926-2018)

Vivian Etta Kennedy, 91, of Industry passed away at her home on March 12, 2018. She was born in Freeman July 2, 1926 the daughter of Clinton and Lulu (Huff) Brackley Jr. She attended schools in Freeman and graduated from Strong High School Class of 1942. She married Tracy Cain on Jan. 14, 1945 who passed away in Nov. 1964. Vivian then married Roger Kennedy Dec. 26, 1965, he passed away Jan. 6, 2013. She worked as a Nurses Aid and hospital kitchen helper from 1945-1957 then as a LPN from 1968-1985. She was a long time member of the West Mills Community Church, The Industry and Strong Extension, The Crystal Lake and Farmington Grange, West Mills Kitchen KLUB, and the Starks Progressive Club. Vivian was a cook and a nurse at the Camp at the Eastward. She enjoyed sight seeing, flower gardening, knitting, and spending time with family.

Vivian is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth Coro and husband Leo of Madison, Patricia Coro and husband Robert of Industry, Miriam Whitney and husband Jerry of Industry, and Teresa Phillips and husband Steven of Embden; son Larry R. Cain Sr. and wife Nancy of Industry; nine grandchildren, Tracy, Brenda, Jonathan, Elmer, JJ, Larry Jr., Roger, Anthony, and Danny; 15 great grandchildren; great great grandson Hunter; brother Clinton Brackley Jr.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Vivian was predeceased by her husbands Tracy and Roger; brothers Albert Brackley and Galen Brackley; sister Lulu Mae Cook; and a granddaughter Darlene Phillips

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5-7PM at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A memorial service with Rev. Scott Planting officiating will be held at the funeral home Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00PM. Graveside services will take place May 11, 2018 at 11:00AM at Fairview Cemetery in Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in Vivian's memory to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation, 200 East Twelfth Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Condolences may be sent for the family at 

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Judith "Judy" Carlene Hutchins (1943-2018)

Judith "Judy" Hutchins, 74, of Farmington passed peacefully surrounded by family and staff members of LEAP on Feb. 23, 2018. She was born in Portland on July 17, 1943 the daughter of Wilbert Elwin and Lillian Louisa (Durrell) Hutchins. She enjoyed singing, dancing, visiting with friends and family, and watching people. She liked shopping and going to Wal-Mart. She also liked hats, purses, jewelry, and being a "girly girl". Judy worked as a chamber maid at Colonial Valley Motel until one evening in October 1966 when she was struck by a drunk driver resulting in a Traumatic Brain Injury which she struggled with until her death.

Judy lived in Monmouth for 20+ years with Dan and Betsey Rush and was befriended by staff Theresa Rush and Kathy Ward. She also lived at a home staffed by LEAP on the Whittier Road in Farmington where she was cared for with lots of love and compassion. She made a good friend who took really good care of her who went with Judy to her new home to get her settled in (with much love and appreciation, Rose). 

Many thanks go out to those who cared for Judy, too numerous to name, but we are ever so grateful for the care, love, and compassion shown by all who knew her.

Judy is survived by her brother Steve and his wife Melodie of Farmington, her Aunt Genella Butterfield of Farmington, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, sister Anita Fontaine, and brother Curtis.

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

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Gary Earl Hodge (1950-2018)

Gary Hodge, longtime resident of Jay, Maine passed peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on February 23 at the age of sixty-seven from a long illness. 

He was born in Rumford, Maine on October 17, 1950 to Stanwood and Betty Hodge, the first of five children.  He graduated from Jay High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force. After leaving the military he began his 33 year career at International Paper Company from which he retired.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending summers at his beloved hunting camp in Jackman.  

He leaves behind his wife, Pamela of 43 years, his son Kevin of Salem, MA, daughter Kelly and her husband Mark of Scarborough, ME as well as two granddaughters, Abigail and Paige. Gary is also survived by his mother, his sister Judith, and two brothers Timothy and Ronald.  Gary was predeceased by his father and brother, Bruce.
A celebration of life will be held on March 10th from 1pm-3pm at the VFW hall in Jay. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at

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Diana Ruth Dolan (1950-2018)

Diana R Dolan, 67 of Farmington,ME passed away Thursday February 15,2018 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, ME. She was born March 30, 1950 in Boston, MA and was a long time resident of Oxford, MA.Diana worked at Paul Revere Ins in Worcester, Ma for many years. Diana will be greatly missed for her gentle and loving nature which embraced not only family and friends but her standard poodles which she professionally groomed and showed.

Diana was predeased by her adoptive parents Donald and Florence (Martin) Fowler; step father Fran P DeLorenzo, and brother David Fowler. Diana is survived by her son Ethan J Dolan and his fiancé Ryan; two grandchildren Shane Zachary and Ariana Ryan; her sisters Tina Dave and her husband Jamie, Rosie DeLorenzo; brothers James Fowler and his wife Diana, Dana Fowler Sr, Fran DeLorenzo Jr and his wife Joyce, Thomas DeLorenzo, many nephews and longtime companion Thomas Palermo.

A celebration of life gathering will be held on Sun March 4 at 1pm at the VFW 20 Federal Hill Rd Oxford,MA. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at

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