On August 8, 2017 Cindy Hall, 64, of Industry succumbed to breast cancer after more than a two year battle.
Cindy was born July 16, 1953 in Farmington the eldest child of Harold ‘Buddy’ Kyes and Virginia Pond Kyes. She was educated in Industry and Farmington and graduated from Mt Blue High School in 1972. She worked summers in her father’s store at Clearwater Lake and after graduation was employed by Bass Shoe, Franklin Printing and JC Penny.
She married David Hall in 1999 and they lived in Warsaw, Poland; Christchurch, England and Kongsberg, Norway before returning to the United States. Cindy loved living and traveling throughout Europe. During her years overseas she had the opportunity to visit 26 European countries.
In 2008 Cindy and David built their dream home in Industry on the shores of Clearwater and lived there during the summer months and wintered in Merritt Island, Florida.
While living in Poland Cindy took up quilting. She found it very relaxing and therapeutic. In 2013 Cindy and David started a craft business, Cindy Sews Quilts. They focused their business on high end art and craft shows in both Maine and Florida. Her handbags and other quilted products were loved by all.
Cindy was predeceased by her mother and father and is survived by David and his family, her brother Greg Kyes and his wife Diane of Wilton, Maine, and her daughter Bridget Burdin from California .
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Martha B Webber Cancer Care Center (111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, Maine 04938) in memory of Cindy Hall. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 11:00am-noon at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington followed immediately by a Memorial Service at noon. Interment will take place at the Maine Veteran's Cemetery in Augusta on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 9:00am. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
Nancy Doucette, 82, of Farmington passed away Friday, August 4, 2017 at her home.
She was born July 19. 1935, the daughter of Frederick and Aldie (Canney) Comeau. She was a graduate of Milo High School in 1953. In 1954 she married Percy Doucette. She is survived by her husband, Percy and two children: James (Jimbo) and his wife Sue Golrick of Dalton, Massachusetts and Renee Robbins and her husband, Gary of Little Sebago Lake in Gray, Maine: five grandchildren: Andrew, Karen and Nancy Joan, Kyle and Tayla (T.J.) Robbins, great grandchildren: Abigail Rae and Hannah Ruth Dale. Nancy and Percy lived in various places in Maine: Bangor, Milo, Brownville Junction, Millinocket, Ellsworth, Caribou, New Sharon, and Farmington. Nancy worked at various jobs, her last place of employment being the University of Maine at Farmington, where she worked for ten years. She was a secretary with the Department of Science and Mathematics at the time of her retirement in 1989.
Nancy and Percy were long-time members of St. Joseph's Church in Farmington, leaving in November of 2006 to attend the traditional Roman Catholic Mass in an Outreach out of Boston, which was based in Spokane, Washington. The CMRI (Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen) had rented a hall in various places, finally renting the Cohen Center in Hallowell, travellling there until May of 2015, when they were able to purchase St. Theresa Catholic Church in Oakland and transform it back into a traditional Catholic church.
Nancy loved the Church and the home; she loved gardening, even the weeding, and she actually could spend an entire afternoon happily weeding in their vegetable and flower gardens. She especially loved cats, although she also loved dogs and owned three in her lifetime and most days would find her walking with her dog on Industry Road in New Sharon where she lived for twenty-five years. She loved music, especially Andre Rieu, Celtic Thunder, Walking Jim Stoltz, and Gregorian Chant. She enjoyed reading the Bible (Douay Rheims) and the CATHOLIC CLASSICS. It was the little things in life that made her happy, and it was her faith that kept her going, but she was heartbroken by the protestantizing of the Catholic Church. She had come to love the Catholic Faith although with all the changes made, realized it was no longer Catholic. She had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Saint Joseph.
The family and Nancy would be grateful for your prayers for the repose of her soul.
Wake,with rosary, will take place at 8:30am on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at St. Theresa Church, 35 Church Road, Oakland, Maine followed by a burial in a family lot in Pinewood Cemetery, Brownville Junction. 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
Wilfred "Chuck" Pinkham, 84, of Strong passed away July 21, 2017 at his home. He was born May 17, 1933 to Forrest and Alma (Stevens) Pinkham on the family farm in Freeman. Wilfred was one of 17 children. Chuck was educated in the schools of Kingfield. He worked for local Lumberman until he retired. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Joanne Hilda Bachelder on June 28, 1958 and resided in Avon until their divorce in 1975. Born to them were seven children. He spent his life in the woods, loved the forest, enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, and basketball. He was known for chewing tobacco.
Chuck is survived by his children Peggy Anderson Smith and her husband Steven of New Sharon, Mark Pinkham and his companion Kelly Dyer of Miami, FL, Anthony Pinkham and his wife Amanda of Avon, Daniel Pinkham and his companion Mistee Watson of New Sharon, Donald Pinkham and his wife Lisa of Dunnelon, FL, and Felicia Harris and her husband Douglas of Farmington Falls; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by Delia Hamel his companion of 24 years, and his son Wilfred Elwin Pinkham Jr.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 6-8pm, with prayers at 7pm, at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A private graveside service will take place at a later date at Mile Square Cemetery in Avon. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com
Fred C. Whittier Jr., 93, a resident of Farmington passed away June 26, 2017 at the Maine Veterans Home in Augusta. Fred was born on Feb. 10, 1924, the son of Fred C. Whittier Sr. and Gladys Rackliff. He grew up in Farmington and attended Farmington schools. After school he relocated to South Portland, working in the ship yards helping to build the Liberty Ships used to transport supplies and troops to Europe during WWII. From there he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served under General Patton in the M7 Tank Division seeing action on D-Day. Fred shared many stories of his time in Bam Berg Germany, France, and Czechoslovakia, even speaking some German to the surprise of his daughters.
After his service he met and married Cora Hinckley and raised three daughters. He worked as a master carpenter and foreman for K & H Foster in Wilton for many years before retiring to build his own home in New Vineyard. After its completion he returned to work as a self employed carpenter doing jobs for many customers in the Farmington area.
Fred enjoyed many activities with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He could always be found enjoying the outdoors, skiing, horseback riding, hiking, swimming, and camping just to name a few.
He is survived by his three daughters, Alicia Dumas and her husband Philip of Saco, Sharon Whittier of Farmington, and Firle Whittier of Hollowell; his five wonderful grandchildren Marcy, Jennifer, Renee, Becky, and Amy; eight great grandchildren; and one brother Paul Whittier and his wife Betty of Mt. Vernon. Fred was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Cora Whittier; two sisters Ida Judkins and Maxine Watson; and his brother Stanley Whittier.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the VA Hospital in Augusta and to Hospice for the wonderful care they gave him. They also would like to thank Pinewood Terrace in Farmington for the care given to him while a resident there.
Visitation will be held on July 7, 2017 from 6-8pm at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. A celebration of life will be held at the funeral home on July 8, 2017 at 11:00am. A private family service at the Veterans Cemetery in Augusta will take place at a later date. Those wishing may make donations in Fred's memory to the Maine Veterans Home, 310 Cony St., Augusta, Maine or Maine General Community Care, Maine General Hospice & Volunteers of Kennebec Valley, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04903-0828. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com