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2021 Obituaries

Kenneth R. Pulk

pic PulkBRUNSWICK - Kenneth R. Pulk, 88, of 15 Stone Lane Litchfield died peacefully on July 11 at Mid Coast Hospital after battling a brief illness.

He was born in Durham, ME, September 2, 1932, a son of Arthur and Josephine Pulk. From 1954 to 1957 he served in Japan as a Specialist 2nd Class in the United States Army.

He was a husband, father, woodsman, mechanic, carpenter, and Papa to his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. When he was not working outside, he enjoyed watching classic Westerns and spending time with his family and pet cats. He was also a gardener and cook, remembered best for his homemade pies at Christmas.

He married Linda A. Huston on April 14, 1974. Together they raised three children.

He is survived by his son, John Pulk of Litchfield; son, Kevin Pulk of Litchfield; daughter, Jennifer Stone of Lisbon Falls; grandchildren, Kristopher, Morgan, Logan and McKalla Pulk, Matthew and Megan Stone, Danielle Stone and her fiancé Tyler Lessard, Donna Nation and her husband Connor Nation; great-grandchildren, Kassidy Pulk, Gabriella Stone, and Cameron and Reagan Nation; and many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was predeceased by his dear wife, Linda, his father and mother, four brothers, and one sister.

The family of Kenneth Pulk would like to extend a special thanks to the staff, nurses, and doctors of Mid Coast Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Travis Mills Foundation (www.travismillsfoundation.org).

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 24th at Hillside Cemetery in Lisbon Falls. Military honors will begin promptly at 10:00AM.

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Kenneth R. Pulk

pic PulkBRUNSWICK - Kenneth R. Pulk, 88, of 15 Stone Lane Litchfield died peacefully on July 11 at Mid Coast Hospital after battling a brief illness.

He was born in Durham, ME, September 2, 1932, a son of Arthur and Josephine Pulk. From 1954 to 1957 he served in Japan as a Specialist 2nd Class in the United States Army.

He was a husband, father, woodsman, mechanic, carpenter, and Papa to his many grandchildren and great grandchildren. When he was not working outside, he enjoyed watching classic Westerns and spending time with his family and pet cats. He was also a gardener and cook, remembered best for his homemade pies at Christmas.

He married Linda A. Huston on April 14, 1974. Together they raised three children.

He is survived by his son, John Pulk of Litchfield; son, Kevin Pulk of Litchfield; daughter, Jennifer Stone of Lisbon Falls; grandchildren, Kristopher, Morgan, Logan and McKalla Pulk, Matthew and Megan Stone, Danielle Stone and her fiancé Tyler Lessard, Donna Nation and her husband Connor Nation; great-grandchildren, Kassidy Pulk, Gabriella Stone, and Cameron and Reagan Nation; and many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was predeceased by his dear wife, Linda, his father and mother, four brothers, and one sister.

The family of Kenneth Pulk would like to extend a special thanks to the staff, nurses, and doctors of Mid Coast Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Travis Mills Foundation (www.travismillsfoundation.org).

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 24th at Hillside Cemetery in Lisbon Falls. Military honors will begin promptly at 10:00AM.

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John "JEE" E. Ellis

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Palermo-John E. Ellis, 65, passed away on July 10, 2021 at Boston Medical Center, surrounded by his immediate family, following complications from a recent surgical procedure. 

He was born in Waterville on April 8, 1956, the son of Myron and Mona Ellis.  John graduated from Messalonskee High School in 1974.

John proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

He worked at Digital in Augusta for over 20 years.  John was later employed for the State of Maine as an Information System Specialist. 

John enjoyed fishing, hunting, muscle cars, Harley’s and burning rubber with his Camaro. He was known for his green thumb, being an animal lover, and particularly being Muhammad Ali’s greatest fan.  John enjoyed time spent at home with family, especially time with his grandson, his best buddy. 

He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Palermo.

John was predeceased by his parents and a brother William Abbott.  He is survived by his daughter Melissa Bouchard, significant other Rhonda Fowler, sisters Joan Hassam, Mary Keenan, Wanita Bilodeau, grandson Zachary Bouchard, step sons Chris and Eric Fowler, nephews Derek and Shawn Keenan.  He is also survived by his birth mother Georgean Abbott.

A graveside service will take place Saturday, July 24th at 1pm at the Pine Grove Cemetery Belgrade, with military honors.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society 10 Pethaven Ln Augusta, Me 04011.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

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Dorothy V. Rouillard

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Richmond-Dorothy V. Rouillard, 93, passed peacefully at home July 1st, 2021, while surrounded by family.
Dorothy was born September 16th, 1927 to George and Vivian McMaster of Richmond. Dot graduated from Richmond High School in 1945, married Leo Rouillard January 1st, 1955 and settled down in Augusta.
Dot went to work for the State of Maine for many years as a dictator. Upon retirement in 1971, she stayed home tending to the neighborhood kids and her parents.
She was a member if the VFW Post 132 auxiliary, where she attending meetings and every year went to the family lobster and clam festival. A few of her hobbies were gardening flowers and vegetables, bird watching, and knitting. Knitting was a huge part of her life, she was always making socks, hats, and scarfs for family members. Also, blankets for new grandkids, great grandkids, and great great grandkids.
Dot’s willingness to help was seen throughout her life and community, she loved making hats and mittens for kids at Marcia Bunker Elementary school every year so no kid went without during winter. She would drop blankets off to veterans at Maine Veterans’ Home in Augusta and the assisted living home in Richmond. She was always up for a good road trip with family and going to ball games to watch her grandkids and great grandkids play. In the summertime you could find her down at camp, mowing the lawn or sitting in her rocking chair watching the loons.
Dot is survived by daughters; Sheila Bartlett of Jefferson, Sylvia Brann & husband James of Whitefield; Grandchildren; Jeffery McMaster & wife Amanda of Richmond, James Brann & wife Shannon of Whitefield, Randy Brann & wife Sarah, Melissa Higgins & fiancé Don Plante of Richmond, Glenn Bartlett & wife Michelle of Augusta, great grandchildren; Carrie from Waterville, Tanner McMaster of Augusta, Kayla Lorbeski & husband Peter of Richmond, Katelyn Plante of Richmond, Zachary Barto of Richmond, Vanessa Bartlett of Jefferson, Kyisha Bartlett of Jefferson, Mercedes St. Pierre of Augusta, Olivia and Cassidy Brann of Whitefield, great great grandchildren; Dominik Bell of Waterville, Gavin Cloutier, Jase, and Jetta McMaster of Augusta, Eliana Lorbeski of Richmond, Bentley St. Pierre of Augusta, niece Rhonda and nephew Glenn McMaster, sister in-law Rita Rouillard of Saco, step son Robert Rouillard of Lakeland Washington, step grandson's Ronnie Rouillard of Turner, Kevin Rouillard of Lewiston, step granddaughter Lisa Bell and step daughter in-law Claire Rouillard of Lewiston.
She was predeceased by husband Leo Rouillard, Ronald Rouillard stepson, Alfred McMaster brother, George McMaster father, Vivian McMaster mother.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, July 19th, 2021 from noon to 1pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will follow at 1pm. Burial will take place in the Cotton Cemetery, Richmond..

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Sandra L. Bodge

mom head shot2Sandra Louise Bodge, 78, of Zephyrhills FL and of Richmond ME, died July 1,  

2021 in Portland ME.

Born in Brunswick ME November 24th, 1942 to Ralph McIntosh and Roberta (Hammond) Coy.

Her devotion to family and being a caregiver began at an early age.  She gladly gave of herself for over six decades to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  On June 28th of 1969 she married Michael C. Bodge and they remained together for 52 adventurous years of love.  In her later years she enjoyed crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, and rousing family canasta nights. Always enjoying anything and everything involving her grand and great grandkids to whom she was known for her bracing hugs and kiss showers.

Sandra was known as a hard-working, trustworthy, and dedicated employee and manager in several varied occupations before her retirement years.  In retirement Sandy and Michael set forth on cross-country adventures in the motorhome where they visited 44 different States constantly visiting friends and family along the way.  They settled in Zephyrhills but journeyed back north to Maine every summer to cool off and be with family.

Predeceased by- Father Ralph McIntosh.  Mother Roberta (Hammond) Coy.  Stepmother Georgette McIntosh. Brother Scott McIntosh.  Sister Eunice Baize.  Stepson Richard Ramsey. Sons Randy Ramsey Sr. and Dennis Ramsey.  Daughter Bonnie Ramsey.  Step-Grand Daughter Richelle Ramsey.  Great Granddaughter Kayla Ramsey. 

Survived by- Husband Michael Bodge.  2 sons; Bruce W. Ramsey and wife Mariea, Steven M. Bodge and wife Allie.  Half Siblings; Gilbert Coy and Robin Coy.  Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren: Bruce J. Ramsey and family. Trish Joslyn; Daughter Brianna and Sons Dylan, Caleb, and Kolby.  Heather Edly.  Randy Ramsey Jr.  Kara Shufeldt; Son Connor and Daughters Paige and Zoey.  Christy Pomerleau; Sons Ryeder and Lukas.  Stacy Ramsey and Daughter Lilah.  Scott Ramsey.  Kasaya Galanos.  Lina Bodge.  Ewen Bodge.  Richelle Ramsey’s son Camryn.  Family of Georgette McIntosh.  Glenna Bodge and Family.  Judy and Noah Fordham.

Graveside Service at Evergreen Cemetery, Alexander Reed Rd. Richmond, 2pm on Friday, August 13th

Donations to Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or Autism Speaks (autismspeaks.org)

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357

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Lisa Ann Parlin Veniot

Lisa VeniotLisa Ann Parlin Veniot, age 53 of Pittston, Maine, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Lisa was born in Bristol, CT on May 16, 1967, to parents Si and Terry Parlin, of Richmond and Norway, ME.

Lisa enjoyed life and shared her infectious positivity and love with anyone blessed to know her. Lisa was always on-the-go, spending time with family, friends, her husband Ken, and her dogs, Ebony & Sadie. There was never an event, holiday or special occasion that Lisa was not aware of, prepared for, and excited about. She lived life with enthusiasm.

Lisa’s husband, Ken would say she worked full time caring for him and their granddaughter, Julianna; but Lisa was also a dedicated employee in the pharmacy department at Ahold Delhaize in Winthrop, and loved her career and co-workers, who became good friends. She was a member of the Central Maine Elite cheer team, as her granddaughter, Julianna’s “Cheer Nana.” Beyond family and friends, Lisa had many interests; spending time with her grandchildren, camping, swimming, games on her tablet with her husband, to name a few. It was never unusual for Lisa to sneak away to the beach and enjoy a cold Bud Lite and the sunshine.

Lisa is predeceased by her mother, Theresa R. Parlin, and sister, Theresa L. Parlin. She is survived by her loving husband, Ken Veniot, father, Silas W. Parlin and brothers Bill and David Parlin. Lisa is also survived by her children: sons, Anthony J. Less, Kenny Veniot, and Jonathan Hoenshell, and daughters, Amanda and Angela Hoenshell, and Mandy Veniot, several grandchildren: Julianna Gushue, Alisha Less, Eben Geroux, Jillyan, Connor, and Malia Hoenshell, and nephew, Nathan Parlin, as well as many other beloved family members.

A celebration of life will be held at Kincer Funeral home, Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 11am. A gathering of friends and family will follow at 12pm at the Richmond Grange Hall on Alexander Reed Road.

In lieu of flowers, we know Lisa would like to have donations made to Central Maine Elite Sports & Fitness Instruction and the Boys & Girls Club, both of Gardiner, Maine. A donation jar will be made available at both, Kincer Funeral home and the Richmond Grange Hall.

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Shirley E. Bickford

Bickford picLisbon Falls-Shirley E. Bickford, 84, passed away on June 16, 2021 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

She was born on January 7, 1937 in Bowdoin the daughter of Willis and Mona Skelton.  She attended a one-room school in Bowdoin and later graduated from Brunswick High School.

Shirley went on to work as a beautician and owned her own shop in Bowdoin from 1977 until retiring in 1996.

She enjoyed her time in Florida during her retirement.  Shirley also enjoyed walking, dancing, crafts, and especially time spent with her family.

Shirley was predeceased by her husband Bruce Bickford, parents, brothers Thurman, Lloyd, Forrest, and Leon Skelton, sisters Alma O’Neil, Carmalene Lancaster and Eunice Cirer.

She is survived by a daughter Rebecca Doughty of Lisbon Falls, son Randall Bickford and wife Marcia of Lisbon Falls, sisters Pearl Roberts of Lisbon Falls, Clarinda Gray of Brunswick, grandchildren Jaime Pinard, Chad Doughty, Brittany Burnham, Jay Bickford, Keith Bickford, and 10 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, June 24th at 11am at West Bowdoin Cemetery, West Bowdoin.

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Ronald "Riley" Pinkham

RICHMOND – Ronald L. Pinkham, known as “Riley”, 77, of Robin Court passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick.  He was born on Aug. 3, 1943 in Richmond, the fourth of eight children born to Ralph Alton Pinkham, Jr. and Thelma Ladd Pinkham. 

Riley attended Richmond schools and worked for various shoe factories in Gardiner and Richmond.  On July 20, 1968 he married Louise Trussell and they lived in Richmond where they raised their two children David and Mary. 

Riley was predeceased by his parents Ralph Alton Pinkham, Jr. and Thelma Ladd Pinkham of Richmond, three brothers: Marvin Pinkham of Richmond, Warren Pinkham of Chelsea and Dennis Pinkham of Richmond, one sister: Janis Murphy of Richmond, and a grandson: Ronald Lord of Litchfield.  Riley is survived by: son David Pinkham and wife Rebecca along with their two sons Cameron and Joshua of Topsham and his daughter Mary Reed and husband Frank Reed of Dresden, and granddaughter Alexis Smith and husband Casey Smith of Litchfield.  Also surviving are three sisters Geraldine Russell and husband Eugene (Jake) Russell of St. Petersburg, FL, Susan Lewia of Richmond, and Debra Wallace and husband James of Brunswick, ME., as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Riley enjoyed playing golf and was an avid fan of professional sports including golf, the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. 

A burial service is planned for June 19th at 1pm at the Cotton Cemetery in Richmond.  After the service, a fellowship gathering will take place at the Grange Hall on Alexander Reed Road, Richmond.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357.

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Bradley L. Young

YoungMississippi-On Monday, March 15, 2021, Bradley L. Young, of Bowdoin, loving husband and father was called home to
rest at age 79.

Brad was born on January 17, 1942 in Brunswick, Maine to S. Lewis and Mary (Small) Young. He worked at US Gysum, as a Tinsmith Supervisor at BIW and as a truck driver, hauling cars throughout New England. His extensive travel earned him the family keeper of all
shortcut routes to any destination along the east coast.
On July 3, 1965 he married Evelyn Small. A true family man, who would give the LLBean flannel
shirt off of his back, celebrated he and Evelyn’s 50th wedding anniversary among 5 generations
of family in 2015. He and Evelyn lived in Bowdoin and spent time yard-saling, eating out, and
attending many fairs to watch horse pulling. Brad had a love for old western movies (and John
Wayne) and could watch them for hours.
Brad loved family gatherings, holding many informal night and weekend get-togethers in his own
garage. You could always count on a full beverage fridge and an open door. Wearing his
cowboy hat, he was always the life of the party. He had a fondness for buying and selling
ponies, and pulling them. He especially loved hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons,
passing on his passion in story and real time. Brad was skilled in metal fabrication, building
trailers, truck bodies, and plant hangers to name a few. He helped local farmers by trucking and
selling thousands of cedar posts from Northern Maine. In retirement, working with wood he built
and sold many raised garden beds and boot jacks, but above all, one of “Pa’s” greatest joys was
his grandchildren (and great grandchildren). Whether he was telling stories, sharing humorous
songs and rhymes or showing them collected treasures, he reveled in time spent with them.
Brad was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother Larry, son-in-law Dean Cornish, and
brother-in-law Vernon Harmon. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of 55 years, son Larry Young
and wife Rose of Bowdoin, daughter Holly Fournier of Topsham, son Bryan Pratt and wife Diane
of Mississippi, son Bradley Young Jr of Mississippi, sister Shirley Harmon of Bowdoin,
son-in-law Tom Fournier of Harpswell and James McManues of Brunswick. His open lap and
loving smile will be remembered by grandchildren Jennifer (and David) Wienckowski, Michelle
(and Justin) Keleher, Angela (and Jonathan) Rogers, Caitlyn (and Jared) Gilbert, Shelby (and
Chris) Hutchins, Danielle (and Jeff) Parks, Marcie (and Christian) Biagetti, Seth Fournier (and
Danielle Macdonald), Amy Cornish and Chad Cornish. Privileged memories will be held onto by
20 great-grandchildren, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and close friends.
One of Pa’s last requests to one of his great-grandsons was to “not cry when I’m gone, but to
smile and remember all of the good times we had.”

Visiting hours will be held 4:00-7:00 pm Friday, June 18, 2021 at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond.

We will celebrate those good times and memories with a graveside service 11:00 am on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the West Bowdoin
Cemetery, 54 West Rd, Bowdoin; a gathering will follow.

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Elizabeth Mae Roberts

Mae RobertsLisbon Falls-Elizabeth Mae Roberts, 92, passed away peacefully at her daughters home on May 30, 2021 with her loving family by her side.  She will be buried next to the love of her life, Theodore Roberts.

She was born on October 27, 1928 the daughter of Leslie and Nina Pelkey.

Mae loved to work in her flower beds.  she also loved sewing, knitting, crocheting,  puzzles, and reading.

Mae loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, daughter Theresa Roberts, son-in-law Richard Bickford, brothers Wilfred Pelkey, Leslie Pelkey, Frank Pelkey, William Pelkey, sisters Nellie Hanson, and Anne McIntire Delana Skelton.  Mae is survived by daughters Diane Bickford of Lisbon Falls, Linda Gould and husband Robert of Bowdoin, Joan Ringrose and significant other Eric Jr., sister Dorothy McCrater, sister in-laws Shirley Pelkey, Donna Pelkey, Barbara Pelkey, Pearl Berube, Pearl Roberts, 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and  2 great great grandchildren.

The family would like at this time to give out heart felt thanks to Chans Home Health Care and Hospice for the loving care and support they gave to our mom and the family.

She will be missed greatly by all that knew her.

A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, June 8th at 1pm at the funeral home.  A burial will follow at the West Bowdoin Cemetery, in Bowdoin.

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Richard L. Withee

Brunswick-Richard L. Withee, died on June 2, 2021 at his residence.

He was born in Gardiner on January 9, 1941, the son of Walter
Withee and Velma Light Johnson. He grew up in Richmond. Richard
received a bachelor of arts from Barrington College and a masters of art
from the University of Rhode Island.

He started his teaching and school administration career in Providence,
Rhode Island and served for 22 years in several administrative capacities
in the Brunswick Schools.

Richard enjoyed cooking, dining out, walking, hiking and reading. He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, stepfather, Conrad Johnson; brothers Paul, George, Phillip Withee and sister Joyce Farr.

He is survived by a sister Elaine McGuire and his brother Dennis Withee and his wife Evelyn, sister in-laws Dorothy and Virginia Withee, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Per Richard’s request there will be a celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Volunteers
in Mid Coast Maine, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, Maine 04011.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond Me 04357.

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Susan M. Read

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Susan Marie Adams Read

 Phippsburg, Maine

Susan passed away unexpectedly on Saturday May 22, 2021 at her home while doing yardwork.

Sue was born on October 17, 1951 to Oscar S. and Bertha Mae Adams in Bath, Maine

Susan graduated from Morse High School Class of 1970. She worked on her lobster boat as stern man, then worked at Shaw’s Supermarket for 32 years retiring in March of 2020. She really loved her job and the many people she met.

Susan loved and had many fond memories of growing up, swimming and fishing at the family camp on Mayfield Pond.

Susan married the love of her life James Read on November 17, 1993 at her sister and brother-in-law Duane Lewis residence in Phillips, Maine.

Sue loved bowling in her earlier years and even won a championship with her league which sent them on a trip to Washington D.C. She loved gathering rocks, driftwood, and sea glass that she put in her many rock gardens. She loved being on the water, be it ocean, lake, pond, or river, also sitting in the sun (she did not like to be cold) and looking at fall foliage, generally anything for outdoor activities. Sue loved to bake and cook meals for family and friends. She loved to decorate for holidays and she had a special flair for what looked good inside and out. She really enjoyed a good fire to sit around, she was very generous to all family and friends.  Sue stayed busy raising her children and loved taking care of her youngest grandchildren.

They took many trips together to New Hampshire, camping on the Saco river, camping at Webb Lake and hiking Tumbledown mountain, visiting Prince Edward Island, and staying at camp in Maple Grove kayaking on the river and Lower Pistol Pond, then building their own camp in Phillips, Me.

Susan is survived by her husband James of Phippsburg, her son Ronald W. Cromwell, daughters Melissa L. Cromwell Temple and husband Mike, Amanda B. Read-Brewer and husband Joshua all of Wiscasset, sister Barbara Adams Lewis of Wilton. Grandchildren Chris Cromwell and wife Brittany, Dylan Cromwell, Ashley Cromwell, Aiden Temple and Elaina Brewer. Great grandchildren Addalyn and Everly Cromwell.     Father and Mother -in-law Reginald and Gail Read, brother-in-law Gary Read of Phippsburg, special nephews Raymond S. Lewis and wife Stephanie of Wilton and Thomas and Brandon Read of Phippsburg. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Sue was predeceased by her parents, sister Elizabeth (Betty) and her husband Donald Wotton of Boothbay Harbor and her brother-in-law Duane Lewis Sr of Phillips.

There will be a private family gathering at camp Pa’niko this weekend.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: Attn. Michelle Richardson P.O. Box 249 Wiscasset, maine 04578.  Donations for Sue's forever garden at camp Pa'Niko or the Phippsburg Sportsmens Club P.O. Box 298 Phippsburg, Maine 04562 (physcial address 272 Main Rd. Phipssburg).

A celebration of life for Susan Read will be held on July 11th from 1-4 p.m., at the Phippsburg Sportsman Club, Phippsburg.

Condolences may expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Paul L. Chapman

ChapmanDresden-Paul L Chapman Sr, 77, passed away peacefully at Gosnell Hospice in Scarborough, Maine on May 18, 2021. “Ain’t it brutal!”
Paul was born July 8, 1943, son of Norris Fulton Chapman and Thelma Lois Murray.
Paul was a Marine Worm Digger all his life. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was predeceased by his parents, wife Linda Alice Goud, 3 brothers; William Chapman and wife Beverly, Norris Chapman and wife Olive, Richard Chapman, 2 sisters; Elinor Chapman LaPlante Collins and Phyllis Chapman Hall and husband James.
Paul is survived by his children, son's Paul Chapman Jr, Anthony Chapman, daughter Laurie Trask and husband Douglas, six grandchildren Xavier Trask, Margaret Trask, Maxwell Trask, Brittany Chapman, Madison Chapman, and Anthony Chapman, five brothers John Chapman and wife Diane, Charles Chapman, Bruce Chapman and his Gail, Daniel Chapman and wife Sandra, Carroll Chapman and wife Sharon, two sisters Joyce Morton and husband Roderick, Gloria James and husband Karl, several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, May 26th from 11:00-12:00 followed by a Service at Pine Grove Cemetery in Dresden. After the funeral there will be a gathering at the home of Laurie Trask, 824 Alexander Reed Rd, Richmond, to celebrate Paul’s life.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all the staff at Gosnell Hospice.

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Frederick B Douglass

Fred Doug 2RICHMOND-Frederick Brewer Douglass Jr, 95, passed away peacefully May 12, 2021 at his home on Lancaster Road in Richmond.

He was born in Dover New Hampshire on December 3, 1925, the son of Minnie and Frederick Brewer Douglass Sr.

He worked at Bath Iron Works in the paint shop until he went in the Army at the age of 18. He fought in three different battles in WWII. He came back and worked another job planting glads before he went back to work at BIW as an electrician until he retired at age 62 after 37 years.

He built his own home on Lancaster Road in 1954. He was always busy making new projects for himself, family, and friends. If someone needed something made, they would come to him and he would figure out how to do it. 

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. He loved camping with family and friends. He had four moose permits in his life and got a moose with each, the last one was when he was 90.

He always had a huge, beautiful garden and fed his family out of it and there was always extra that he gave to friends and neighbors. He enjoyed many cookouts with his extended family and friends. He loved playing cribbage and dominoes and was still playing until about a week before he passed.

He is survived by two sisters; Bessie Boulay and Hazel Hinkley of Bowdoinham. Two daughters; Beth and Alan Varney of Bowdoinham and Rebecca Blake and Joe Baeli of Richmond. A son; Glenn and Lynn Douglass of Turner; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He has 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents, his wife of 54 years, three sisters, and his son David.

A service will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park, on Friday, June 4th at 1PM.

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Roland "Ron" Goben

Goben Ron pictureRichmond-Roland George Goben, 68, died on May 15, 2021, following a long illness.
To all his friends and family he was known as Ron. Ron was born in Bath, Maine, on March 12,
1953, to Norman and Barbara Goben. As a youngster, Ron raised his own cows, chickens, and
sheep on the family's farm in Durham. He belonged to 4-H and showed his animals at county
fairs. He also helped his mother bake pies for Goben's Home Bakery shop in Durham. This led
to a life-long love of baking - a gift he happily shared much to the joy of family, friends, and co-
workers. He took joy, too, in loving his numerous dogs over the years, in gardening, and in
working on his old home in Richmond's historic village. All who knew him were continually
enchanted by his quick wit and sense of humor. He took the greatest joy in preparing meals for
and entertaining his family and friends.

Ron attended Freeport High School and graduated from Edward Little in Lewiston in 1972. He
went into the air force and earned his college degree in accounting. He didn't enjoy office
work, and spent much of his career working with his hands, mostly for Wiscasset Hardware.

For the last ten years he greatly enjoyed working part-time at K & G Hardware in Richmond. He
loved his customers and co-workers and took great pride in good service.

Ron was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Christal Rose Stroud of
Lisbon Falls; his granddaughter, Taylor Melanson and husband, Mathew, and great-
granddaughter, Liliana Melanson of Leeds; his brother, Norman Goben of New York City; and
his partner of 32 years, Mark Knierim of Richmond.

There is no visitation scheduled. The family will hold a private memorial. In lieu of flowers,
please consider donating to the Richmond Area Food Pantry, 15 Spruce St., Richmond, ME

04357.

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Virginia A. Cousens

Cousens Obit picRichmond- Virginia A. Cousens, 67, of Richmond, passed away on May 04, 2021 at her home.

She was born in Portland on June 04, 1953, the daughter of Maude E. Tracy. 

Virginia was a loving mother who was a homemaker that raised three children on her own.  She loved cooking, taking drives to the White Mountains in New Hampshire, coloring with the grandchildren, and doing “search & find” puzzles.  She especially loved enjoying time with her children, grand kids, and friends.

Virginia was predeceased by her mother, brother Herbert L. Cousens, and sister Marcia L. Cousens.

She is survived by her children Joshua M. Cousens of Old Orchard Beach, Holly A. Cousens of Richmond, and William A. Cousens of Richmond, brothers Richard McGowan of Richmond, James McGowan of Jefferson, Johnny Manchester of Hull, MA, and Joseph McGowan of Augusta, sister Regina O’Riley of Revere, MA, grandchildren Evan M. Cousens of Old Orchard Beach, Autum Mae Cousens and Carter A. Cousens of Richmond, Thomas Blake and Nathan Grant of Conway, NH, as well as many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Those who have been touched by her love and kindness know that she was a gift………. she will be unconditionally loved and never forgotten.

There will be a Celebration of Virginia’s life on June 04, 2021 from 5pm-8pm at the Waterfront Park in Richmond.  All are Welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Virginia to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6 Waltham, MA 02451 or at heart.org

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Jacqueline A. Smith


SmithWest Gardiner-Jacqueline (Jackie) A. Smith, 74, of the Spears Corner Rd., died peacefully on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 after a brief illness.

She was born on June 24, 1946 in Lewiston the daughter of Ethel G. Smith.

Jackie graduated from Lisbon High School in 1965 and on to graduating from Bernard's Hair of Fashion.

Jackie worked at several locations, that included, many shoe shops and factories.  Later, she continued schooling for her CNA certificate and worked with the elderly in nursing homes.   Jackie worked for Meals on Wheels later in life, retiring in 2001.

Jackie most enjoyed moments in life with her family.  The light of her life were her 3 grandchildren Amanda, Anthony and Matthew.

She was predeceased by her grandmother Amy Stebbins, mother Ethel G. Smith, and a daughter Corina M. Holmes.  Jackie is survived by her daughter Wendy Lamoreau and husband Terry of West Gardiner, of whom she resided with for the last 10 years.  Also, daughter Vicki-Lee Lizotte, grand daughter Amanda Holmes, grandsons Anthony Holmes all of West Gardiner, grandson Matthew Leighton Winthrop, siblings Leigh Garrett of Ohio, Genie and husband Larry Zampiere of New Hampshire, Alan Smith of Maine, several nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved dog Riley.

Per Jackie's request there will not be any funeral services.

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Barbara E. Cadrette

Barbara Evelyn (Gray) Cadrette

December 2, 1938 - April 25, 2021

CadretteIt is with immense sadness that the family of Barbara Cadrette announces her unexpected passing on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the age of 82. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, cousin and friend, she enriched the lives of her family and friends and will be forever missed.

Barbara was born on December 2, 1938, in Meriden, Connecticut, to Grace and Bertram Gray. After the death of her father Bertram in WWII, her loving stepfather Harold Kirdahey raised her. Barbara was the oldest of three children, survived by her sister Althea Fournier; her brother Peter Kirdahey predeceased her in 1977. Her loving husband Ronald S. Cadrette also predeceased her in 2003.

Barbara cherished her years as a Sunday school teacher at the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church in Richmond, Maine. She was also a very active member with Crossroads Community Church in Michigan. Barbara fed many of the Richmond “northend” children and continued that caring mission helping with Crossroads Church food truck ministry, Barbara never lost her Methodist roots and enjoyed supporting the work of the local food/clothing ministry with the Blue Water Free Methodist Church.  She enjoyed singing.  Barbara sang with Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church choir before relocating to St. Clair and joining the St. Clair Community Singers. Some of her memorable concerts with the St. Clair Community Singers are on YouTube.

Barbara is survived by her six children: Michael Cadrette and his wife, Sharon, Marian Cadrette Anderson and husband Frank, Marlene Mitchell and her husband Skip, Mark Cadrette and his wife Suzanne, Matthew Cadrette and his wife Tina, Merilee Jacques and her husband Michael. Barbara especially loved and enjoyed her eleven grandchildren; Nicole, Rachel, Jack, Aura, Jennifer, Kyle, Matthew, Garrett, Jordan, Khegan, Carson; foster grandchildren Jeremy, Jason, Patty and nine great grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Adam, Madison, Cailee, Emma, Jack Jr., Nathan, step grandson Tyler.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the compassionate, caring doctors and nursing team that cared for our Mom at Ascension River District Hospital in East China, Michigan.

Friends are invited to visit with the family 1-2PM Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME, where funeral services will be held at 2PM with Reverend Michael S. Cadrette officiating.

In remembrance of Barbara, to honor her memory and legacy of giving; please consider a donation to:  Crossroads Community Church Benevolence Fund, 3631 King Rd, China MI., 48054 or Harbor Impact Ministries c/o the Blue Water Free Methodist Church, 1963 Allen Rd, Smiths Creek, MI., 48074, or the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church Benevolence Fund, 121 Pleasant Street, Richmond, Maine 04357.

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Dorothy "Dotty" Hall Pickard

Pickard obit picDresden- Dorothy “Dotty” Hall Pickard, 79, passed away suddenly, at her home, on March 23, 2021.

Dorothy was born in Gardiner, Maine on August 2, 1941, the daughter of Vera and Fred Hall of Dresden.  She was a graduate of Bridge Academy and University of New York at Johnstown, NY.  While employed by the State of Maine, Dorothy met and married Edward “Ted” Pickard in Dresden and was married for 45 years before he passed.   She resided in Gloversville, New York before moving to New Hampshire.  Dotty was employed for seven years in Accounts receivable / Payable doing clerical work until 1995 when she retired.

Dorothy enjoyed crafts, knitting, reading, and sewing.

She was predeceased by her husband, and sisters Lorraine Chandler of Moses Lake, Washington, and Kay Fella of Rockport, Maine. 

Dotty is survived by her one daughter, Lynette Pickard Sargent and her husband Barry of Seabrook, NH, three grandchildren Chad Gagnon of Wisconsin, Hannah Gagnon of Maine and Hunter Gagnon of Somersworth, NH., her sisters Jeanne Van Overstraeten and her husband Roger of Angola, NY, Nancy Gale of Richmond, ME, and Charlotte Hall and her partner Dale Northrup of Dresden, ME, her brother Fred Hall of Dresden, ME, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside ceremony will be held at 11am on Saturday, May 22, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden, Maine

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Ruby A. Tarbox


TarboxRichmond-Ruby A. Tarbox, 84, of the Brown Rd., died on April 21, 2021 at the home of her good friend, after a long illness.

She was born on July 31, 1936 in Farmingdale the daughter of Henry and Carrie (Cressey) Jellison.

Ruby married Gilbert Tarbox in 1952.  She was predeceased by her husband and sons Gilbert "Bitsy" Tarbox and David Tarbox, brothers Winfield, Maurice and Kenneth Millett, Floyd, George, Jessie, Fred, Herman and William Jellison.  Ruby is survived by her son Dean Tarbox, granddaughters Lindsay Tarbox, Allison Tarbox and companion Josh Wilkinson, Amanda Asfahl and husband Justin, great grandchildren Dustin, Avery, Brody, Griffin, a daughter in-law, sister's in-law, several nieces and nephews.

Ruby worked at Common Wealth Shoe, Etonic Shoe, Yankee Candle and IGA.

She loved her family and many life long friends.  Ruby was totally committed to the Richmond community where she lived over 70 years.  Ruby enjoyed square dancing, camping, reading, sewing, crocheting, knitting, and especially cooking her peanut butter fudge.

A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 15th at 2pm at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.

The family would like to offer a special thank you to her dear friend Connie Smith with whom she lived for the last 14 months of her life.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357

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Waldo E. Gilpatrick

pic GilpatrickWEST GARDINER - Waldo E. Gilpatrick, 88, passed away peacefully at home 4/17/2021.

Waldo was born in Van Buren the son of Viola Fletcher and Verner E. Gilpatrick.  He was a graduate of Bangor HS Class 1950.

Gil’ enjoyed all things ‘building,’ becoming a realtor in 1960, and serving as a Housing Specialist with the State of Maine Housing Authority and Bureau of Maine’s Elderly.  He remodeled/built new over 30 homes around Central Maine, concluding his career at 82 years of age as CEO/Plumbing Inspector for West Gardiner. 

  

He was predeceased by his second wife Rita Bergeron Baker and first wife Ruth Murch (Lane.)

He is survived by his children, Sharon, Robin, Thomas, Lynn, their spouses, 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 5 stepchildren and his beloved partner of 14 years, Linda Bartolec. 

A graveside service at Cherry Hill Cemetery, West Gardiner at 1:30 pm May 2, 2021.

Donations can be made in memory of Waldo Gilpatrick to Habitat for Humanity, 659 Warren Ave, Portland, Maine  04103.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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George William LaBar

picLABARDRESDEN-George William LaBar recently succumbed to the effects of chronic antiquity. He was born in a small log cabin his father built in the woods of northern Wisconsin. George attended a one-room school for two years and then attended Birchwood Schools where he graduated as valedictorian of his class of 18. He met and married Joan McEathron when they were 18. They had three children and were married for 55 years.

George received his Ph.D. degree on the homing behavior of cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park. He served as a naturalist in Yellowstone, and taught at several universities, including Cal Poly, Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela, and the Universities of Maine and Vermont. For 19 years at UVM he taught fisheries biology, ichthyology, and water resources, and conducted research on fisheries ecology on Lake Champlain. In 1995, George took the position of Head of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho. During George’s 34-year academic career he published nearly 50 scientific papers and directed 40 MS and Ph.D. students. On retirement, George and Joan spent two years visiting 311 National Wildlife Refuges in 49 states, resulting in his book “The RVers Guide to the National Wildlife Refuges.” George and Joan then moved to Montana, and in 2015 moved to Maine. Unfortunately, Joan passed away only ten months later.

George was an active outdoorsman who loved fishing and fly tying, hunting deer and upland game, hiking, birding and skiing. He had a beautiful tenor voice and belonged to classical choruses in California, Venezuela, Vermont, Idaho, Montana, and Maine. Whenever possible the LaBars had one or more dogs as part of their family.

George was survived by his three children Laureen (Scott Murray, Maine), George Jr. (Leslie, Alaska) and Pauline LaBar-Shelton (Christopher, New Mexico); and by his three brothers, Martin, David, and Arthur, and their wives. George lived to see many giant leaps forward for humankind: the discovery of plate tectonics and DNA, the invention of the microchip, and the landing of humans on the moon. Unfortunately, he did not live long enough to see an effective U.S. Congress.

George's memorial service will be held on May 22nd at 11:00 eastern time at the Wiscasset, Maine, First Congregational Church. The service will be live streamed. Donations in George's memory to Doctors Without Borders would be appreciated.

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Besse F. Cote

Brunswick - Besse F. Cote, 84, died on April 14, 2021, at Avita in Brunswick, Maine.  She was born on November 27, 1936 in Bowdoinham, the daughter of Albert A. Cote and Georgianna (Shorette) Cote.  She attended Bowdoinham grammar school and Richmond High School.

Besse was an excellent home maker and talented decorator.  She was employed at J. Brush and Health Tex in Brunswick and in later years ran a home daycare where she tended to many children which she adored.  Besse enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and regular Saturday night card games with her brothers and their wives. 

Besse was predeceased by her parents; her brothers Albert (Sonny) A. Cote and Hubert E. Cote; sisters Jessie Cote Roy and Nancy Cote Michaud.  She is survived by her daughter Lisa A. Coffin and husband David Coffin; the two great loves of her life, her grandchildren Michael Coffin and Danielle Coffin and her two great-grandchildren Cason and Cambrie Gatto; a brother Robert G. Cote and his wife Charlene and a brother Neil H. Cote and his wife Alicia; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

A special thank you to the staff at Avita in Brunswick, the staff at CHANS and to Besse’s friend and special caretaker, Marge Fosman.  A private graveside gathering will be held at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery in May.  Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to a charity of choice.  Arrangements are in the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME. Condolences may be shared at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Linden C. Simmons

Wiscasset- Linden C. Simmons, 82, of Wiscasset, Maine, passed away on April 15, 2021 at his home on the Foye Rd.  Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME  04357.

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Dorothy (Dot) I. Owen

OwenBrunswick - Dorothy (Dot) I. Owen, 93 years young, formerly of Bath and most recently of Brunswick, died on Monday, April 12, 2021. 

Dot was born in Machiasport, daughter of Ernest and Una Quinn.  She was married to Major William W. Owen for 55 years until his death in 2003.  As a military wife, she traveled extensively with her husband and 2 daughters, Colleen and Sandy, before settling in Bath, Maine in 1966. 

She is survived by two daughters, Colleen Evans and Sandra Gerow and her husband Ted; grandchildren Julie Gray, Lisa Hayden, Bill Ambrose, Shawn Gerow, Steve Gerow and Terry Gerow.  Her great grandchildren were fortunate to know and love her and include Abigail Gray, Jessica Gray, Sarah Gray, Brett Hayden, Cassidy Hayden, Tim Ambrose, Jackson Ambrose, Bradley Ambrose, Mason Gerow, Belle Gerow, Campbell Drinkwater Gerow, Riley Gerow, Maddox Gerow, Bryson Gerow and Audriana Gerow. 

Dot was predeceased by sisters Sarah Fish, Paula Nicholson, Christine Rader and brothers Irving Quinn, Ernest Quinn and Harold Quinn. 

All of her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special and dear to her heart, which is exactly how she treated them.  In fact, most who met her were made to feel special.  Her caring heart touched the lives of many, young and old alike.   You could always be sure of an offering from the candy dish, a bright red lipstick kiss mark on your cheek, a whiff of Red Door perfume, a kind listening ear and, if you wanted it, sage advice.   Nana sang the happy birthday song from start to finish to each of her grandchildren every single year. 

The family would like to extend gratitude for the staff at Coastal Shores, every one of whom treated Dot as if she were their own family.  In this most difficult year of isolation, that meant the world to her and us.  We are also grateful for years of kind, attentive care from Michele Marchildon and staff at Martin’s Point.

 There will be a graveside service in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath on May 12th at 11am. 

“Age is just a number” and “I do!”

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Leon E. Allen, Jr.

Allen Leon pictureWest Gardiner- Leon E Allen Jr, 73 of West Gardiner passed away at MaineGeneral Medical Center on April 8 with his daughters Vicki Rodrigue and Ann-Marie Pelletier by his side.  

He was born in Gardiner, ME on Feb 15, 1948 to Leon E Allen Sr. and Geneva (Peakall) (Allen) Flewelling.  He graduated Gardner Area High School in 1966. He retired from the State of Maine, Department of Transportation and his last retirement was from McGee Construction.

He was a 25 Year member of the Valley of Augusta Scottish Rite and received his 32nd Degree. He was a Master Mason of the Morning Star Lodge #0041 and affiliate of the Hermon Lodge #0032. He held officer positions from 1994 to present which included Junior Deacon, Senior Deacon, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, Master; Morning Star Lodge; 11th District, District Education Representative; 11th District, Marshal, District Deputy Grand Master; 11th District, Chaplain and Finance Committee. He received the Masonic Ambassador Award, 20 Year Service Pin and 25 Year Service Pin. He was in the Shrine from 1995-2002.

He was also a member of The American Legion Post 132 and a member of the Augusta Elks Lodge #964. He was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Parish.

He was a devoted husband to Dorothy Allen for 34 years. She was his high school sweetheart and was so happy to have found each other again after their previous marriages.

Leon was predeceased by his father, Leon E Allen Sr., mother Geneva (Peakall) (Allen) Flewelling and step father Robert Flewelling. A son, Scott B Allen and a sister in law, Marilyn Allen and niece Tammy Allen.

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Elaine Muriel (Holman) Pomelow

pic Pomelow ElaineBowdoin- Elaine Muriel (Holman) Pomelow, 80 of Bowdoin, Maine, passed in peace on April 8, 2021, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, surrounded by her beloved family.

Elaine was born on October 30, 1940, the daughter of Willard Raymond “Smokey” and Elizabeth Edna (Mitchell) Holman of Richmond.  She attended Richmond schools and graduated from Richmond High School.  Elaine married Donald E. Pomelow, Sr. on June 1, 1958.  They lived in Lisbon Falls for many years until they moved to Bowdoin in the early 1980’s.

Elaine was a homemaker for most of her life; she worked for a couple of years alongside her son and daughter-in-law at the Midtown Diner and sold Avon for many years.  Elaine crocheted afghans, hats, socks, and enjoyed sewing quilts.  She loved bird watching, especially hummingbirds.  She watched deer in the garden from her recliner.  Other favorite pastimes included talking on the CB Radio shopping and having coffee with family and friends.  Elaine was “on-the-go” most of her retired years; often being referred to as the “road-runner”.

Elaine was predeceased by Donald, her husband of 51 years, her sisters: Marion Louise Holman, Marilyn (Holman) Guerrette, Doris (Holman) Lambert, brothers: Willard Raymond Holman, Jr., and Raymond Almon Holman, and grandson: Shane Bruce Small.

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Elwin Page

Page picRichmond – Elwin Page, 65, of Richmond, passed away on April 9th after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy.

Elwin loved spending time with his family and helping people when he could. He also enjoyed playing bingo, corn hole, card games and having BBQ’s.

He is survived by his wife Nettie Page, son Elwin Page, daughter Bobbie-Jo Stevens. Arrangements are in the care of Kincer Funeral Home. www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Bradley William Field

pic FieldLitchfield-  We are announcing with a heavy heart the loss of a loved one on March 31st 2021.

Bradley William Field, 33, Born October 3rd 1987 from Litchfield Maine. Bradley as a young boy was Brilliant, Inquisitive, Active and interested in everything. Bradley enjoyed fishing and spending time with his son Briley teaching him technical skills and mowing the lawn on a riding lawnmower. Bradley was a handyman and great with repairing and fixing vehicles, lawnmowers, and saws with the help of his father. Bradley was recently employed at Auburn Aggregates, Auburn Maine. He was a hard worker and loved that job. Bradley would see and spend time with family as much as he could, like spending time at his Aunts camp at the lake fishing and helping with chores.

Bradley is Survived by his family: Father, Daniel Field of Litchfield, Mother, Joy Smith of Lewiston, Son, Briley 8 and his mother Belinda Wing of Litchfield, Recently Daughter Mayzie 6mo.of Auburn Maine, Siblings; Tiffany Field of Lewiston, Jessica Rowand of New Jersey, Thomas Gillespie of New Jersey, Corey Laflamme of Lewiston, Megan Parks of Lewiston, Chrissy Freve of Lewiston. Grandparents Donald and Jeannine Smith, Bob and Ethel Newell and a lot Aunts and Uncles who all loved, supported, and took care of Bradley.

There will be a celebration of Bradley’s life on Memorial Day weekend at Betty Ricker’s camp.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Rosemary Marchand

Marchand obit picLitchfield- Rosemary Marchand, 79, passed away at her home on April 03, 2021 with her loving family by her side.

Rosemary was born in Dracut, MA, on August 12, 1941, the daughter of Harold T. and Rose A. (Maloney) Kane. She enjoyed spending time with family, being outdoors fishing or camping, puzzles, crosswords, word searches, Bingo, playing cards, listening to music, singing, bowling, swimming, movies, reading and games.

Rosemary was predeceased by her husband George R. Marchand, her parents, brothers Gerald, Harold, and John as well as her daughter-in-law Diane C. (Millette) Marchand

She is survived by her children Mary T. Briggs and spouse John B. Briggs, Judith A. Marchand, Thomas E. Marchand and fiancé Mary J. Plummer, Ernest G. Marchand, Russell A. Marchand and spouse Kimberly A. (Carroll) Marchand, Kathleen R. Flanagan and spouse Steven H. Flanagan, and James A. Marchand and spouse Christina C. (de Mello) Marchand, grandchildren Christopher L. Briggs and partner Alyssa Cote, Shayne M. Briggs and spouse Delaney Briggs, Devyn R. Sandoval and spouse Pablo Sandoval, Megan B. Briggs, Daniel J. Kelley Jr. and partner Dodi Johnson, Alysha R. Kelley and partner Nicholas Bosse, Jacquelyn M. Kukulski and partner Nathan Servant, Ryan M. Kukulski and partner Kara-lynn Valliere, Justin J. Marchand and spouse Shauna Marchand, Shannon L. Marchand, Courtney L. Marchand, Jake R. Marchand, Hunter R Marchand and partner Dade Cook, Cole J. Marchand, Kaysha M. Allen and partner Tyler Holley, Amanda Beaulieu and partner Brandon Newhall, Zachary G. Flanagan and partner Molly Barclay, Madyson R. Flanagan, Tyler J. Marchand, Trevor D. Marchand and Megan E. Marchand, and great-grandchildren Aubrey, Ryker, Ares, Bricen, Claudia, Rome, Lincoln, Athena, Calista, Kaidance, Dominick, Dahlia, Kiefer, Launi, Rilynne, Jaxtin, Ava, Carter, Killian, siblings Raymond, Ronald, Lois and Eleanor, as well as several nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation from 2pm to 4pm on Friday, April 09, at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St, in Richmond with a service to start at 4pm.

 

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Barbara J. Gilliam

GilliamMinot- Barbara J. Gilliam, 87, died on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at her home in Minot.

Barbara was born in Mechanic Falls on November 30, 1933 the daughter of Paul and Floris (Hartford) Murray.

Barbara enjoyed shopping, getting her hair done, playing penny-slots, lip-syncing, and especially spending time with her family.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband Raymond Gilliam, her parents, her granddaughter Megan Monto, her brothers Bobby Murray, Raymond Murray, and Paul Murray, and her sisters Arlene Dostie, Pauline Hagen, and Shirley Simmons.

She is survived by her sons Gary Monto, Herb Monto, Danny & Toni Monto, Larry Monto and Ray & Tina Gilliam, her sister Doreen Sargent, and husband Charlie, seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be a private burial, at a later date, at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn.

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Tammy J. Allen

picALLENAugusta- Tammy J. Allen, 49, of West Gardiner, died on March 22, 2021 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta.

Tammy was born on September 25, 1971, the daughter of David and Marilyn (Parlin) Allen. She was raised in West Gardiner and graduated from Gardiner High School. Tammy loved music and was a very enthusiastic fan of WWF wrestling.

Tammy was predeceased by her mother Marilyn, grandparents Matte and Lester Parlin, her aunts Rochelle Downs and Jean Parlin, her cousin Roger Downs, Jr, and her infant nephews Jordan David and Todd Michael.

Tammy is survived by her father David Allen, brother and sister-in-law Todd and Kim Allen of Raymond, nephew Nicholas Allen and his fiancé Alexandra Hall of Auburn, niece Ashten Allen and her fiancé Greg Pease of Pittston, uncles Leon and his wife Dorothy of West Gardiner, and Raymond and his wife Sandy Allen of West Gardiner, four great-nephews and nieces Nyklauss, Teagan, Everett, and Avery, her cousins Vicky and husband Joe Legere and their children of Falmouth, and Danny Downs and partner Claude Castonguay of Biddeford.

The family of Tammy would like to extend their appreciation to the area merchants who were truly kind and helpful to Tammy over the years.

There will be a memorial visitation from 1pm to 3pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., in Richmond on Saturday, Apr. 03, 2020.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.

 

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Dorothy M. Paul

cropped photo PAULDorothy M. Paul

April 11, 1935-March 12, 2021

Dorothy M. Paul, 85, joined her Lord on March 12, 2021.   Born in Caribou to Rhoda and Emery Campbell, Dorothy grew up in a loving family with uncles, aunts and cousins always just a call away.

In 1958 she married her soulmate, Rev. Dr. Robert T. Paul, and they had 60 years together prior to his passing in 2018. Bob and Dorothy moved to Bath in 1970 with their two children, Connie and Michael. Dorothy was a homemaker, an excellent cook, and had a lovely soprano singing voice. Many nights and weekends would find Dorothy at the piano playing while the entire family sang.

Dorothy was soft-spoken, with a gentle soul, warm smile and twinkle in her eyes. She was a member of the Corliss Street Baptist Church and enjoyed her service and interaction with the church and its members. She made many good friends there.

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George W. Brown

BrownWiscasset-George Walter Brown, 76, came into this world on June 30, 1944 and his gentle spirit left us on March 3, 2021.

He was born in Needham, MA into the family of George Wilson Brown and Vena Pearl and siblings Carol and Robert.  A few years later his younger brother David came along.

George was a hard working quiet man.  Enjoyed truck driving, tractor work, his chicken business and his most recent job of school bus driver.

He had supportive friends at the Wiscasset Community Center, where many people called him an inspiration.  He also enjoyed volunteering at the local food bank where people always slipped him chocolate treats.

People enjoyed his infectious laugh and wit.

His faith in God carried him through many trials and ultimately carried him to heaven.

He will be missed by his nieces, nephews, their children, his step sons Jasper and David Reed and families, and supportive neighbors.  Most of all he will be missed by his wife Nadine that he loved since their marriage in 1994.

He leaves a legacy of kindness, acceptance, gentleness and simple faith.

Job well done George!

A private service will be held with family and friends.

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Theresa L. Orcutt

Bremen-Theresa L. Orcutt, 86, of the Nobleboro Rd., died on Feb. 28, 2021 at the Hospice House in Auburn.  She was born on Nov. 24, 1935 on Swan's Island, the daughter of Theodore and Alberta Buswell. 

Theresa worked for many years at the CUNO factory in Connecticut before moving back to Maine. 

She was predeceased by her husband Harris Orcutt, daughter Loretta Hedlin and son James Orcutt.  Theresa is survived by two children Lynette Evon Clark & Pamela Eileen Parker. 

A small graveside ceremony on Swans Island in the spring, date TBD.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357

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Robert F. Evans

EvansPhippsburg-Robert (Bob) F. Evans, 76, passed away peacefully at home with family, Sunday morning, February 21, 2021, after an extended illness. 

Bob was born on February 25, 1944, in Augusta, the son of Harold and Ada Evans.  He grew up in Farmingdale with his eight siblings.

In 1979 Bob married Colleen (Owen) Ambrose and began his next chapter.  Together they built a home in Phippsburg, while working full time jobs and raising children.  They lived in this house for 42 years, welcoming friends and family, hosting holiday meals, birthday celebrations and many rescued animals. 

Bob worked in sales as a food vendor and traveling salesman for 45 years.  He made friends all across the state.  At age 66 he retired but soon found himself ready to take on a part time job at Shaws in Bath, where he was fondly known by many customers as “the yogurt man”.  His lifelong strong work ethic and upbeat attitude made him a most valuable employee.  Everyone celebrated with him when one day he won big with a lottery scratch ticket while sitting in the store’s break room.  

When not working, Bob enjoyed gardening, fishing, golfing with his friend Ralph Newton and doing home projects.  He tended his garden, birds and property with the same care and attention he showed to his family and friends.   Bob and Colleen discovered the joys of cruising the Caribbean and their yearly Royal Caribbean cruise became a tradition, often shared with friends or family.  On a Saturday night you could find Bob and Colleen enjoying dinner at Maxwell’s Restaurant, where they enjoyed the food and staff and were well known and welcomed.   

Bob especially enjoyed his role as Grampy to 8 grandchildren, all of whom he loved very much.  He and Colleen regularly babysat and thoroughly spoiled them.  As they grew older he was there for school sporting events, concerts, award ceremonies and graduations.

Bob will be remembered for his wonderful laugh, the twinkle in his eyes, his kindness and generosity.  He preferred to see the good in everyone, to always try and see the bright side of any situation.  A man who appreciated and enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, he never complained even as his health issues began to limit those pleasures. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Colleen, children Julie Gray and her husband Ben of Freeport, Lisa Hayden of Durango Colorado,  Bill Ambrose and his wife Christina of Woolwich and Rob Evans of Randolph; sisters Janice Pushard, Nancy Pare, Judy LaBrie and Rhona O’Mara, as well as brother Buddy Evans.  He will be dearly missed by grandchildren Abigail Gray, Jessica Gray, Sarah Gray, Tim Ambrose, Cassidy Hayden, Brett Hayden, Bradley Ambrose and Jackson Ambrose. 

He was predeceased by his parents, brother Greg Evans and sisters Patty Tuttle and Shirley Sinclair.

There will be a small family gathering in the summer at Oak Grove Cemetery for his internment. 

The family would like to thank the office of Dr. Paul LaPrad and the Phippsburg ambulance staff for their attentive, kind care as Bob’s health declined. 

In remembrance of Bob, to honor his memory, please enjoy an extra-large helping of dessert, share a smile with a stranger, tell someone you love them or snuggle up with a furry friend.   

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program or Mid Coast Humane Society. 

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Phyllis Lemont Crosby

Richmond-Phyllis Lemont Crosby, 91, passed peacefully at home on Feb. 16, 2021 with family be her side.

She was the daughter of Gordon and Bea Lemont, and married the love of her life Edward Crosby in 1951 and together raised a son Edward and a daughter Diane. She worked at the Etonic shop and as a door greater at Walmart, retiring at the young age of 80. She loved laughter and was consistently reminding us to live life to the fullest.

She made many enjoyable memories for her son, daughter, grandsons, and great grandsons. She will be sadly missed by many. The family would like to thank the fabulous Healthcare team that made it possible for her to stay at home during her illness.

Phyllis was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Bea Lemont, a sister Leona, and most importantly the love of her life Edward Crosby Sr. Her surviving family members include son Edward Jr., daughter Diane, grandsons Edward III, Ryan and great grandsons Shane, and Lucas Crosby.

At Phyllis’ request there will be a graveside service on Saturday, May 15th at 10am at Cotton Cemetery, Richmond.  Also, at her request "nothing fancy and laugh a lot".

In Phyllis' memory donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116-7023

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

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Neal E. Brown

BrownBowdoinham-Neal E. Brown passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2021 at the age of 84.  He will be remembered most for his kind heart and ability to make those around him laugh.

Neal was born in Mexico, ME on September 14, 1936 to Alfred and Nona (Fogg) Brown.  He was one of 15 children raised on a farm in Richmond, ME.  Neal graduated from Richmond High School in 1955 and enlisted in the Air Force soon after.  Upon returning from the military he met and married his wife, Priscilla and started a family.  His first job after his time in the military was working for Armour Meat Co. with his life long friend, Fulton Curtis. Later he began a career in civil service at the Brunswick Naval Air Station, beginning in telecommunications and moving on to work for OSHA, which brought him to the Naval Air Station Bermuda after his children finished school.  Neal also proudly served on the Richmond board of selectman for 15 years and as a volunteer firefighter on the Richmond Fire Department. After retirement, he started what might have been his most loved career, working as a bus driver for Mt. Ararat And Richmond HS.  When he finally retired he loved spending his days driving his pick up around “his” town, meeting friends for coffee, sitting outside in the sun with his adored wife and taking trips to NH and MA to see his beloved grandchildren.

Neal is survived by his wife, Priscilla of 61 years, his two sons Troy (Sarah), Shawn (Carrie), daughter, Lisa and 6 grandchildren, twins Chandler and Zachary Huff, Brittaney and Jasmine Brown and Nathan and Samantha Brown.

In light of the current pandemic, a delayed graveside service will be held at the Veterans cemetery in Augusta.  Further details will be provided closer to the date.

In lieu of flowers, donation in Neal’s name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at St Jude.org

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Marian Blake Bagley

BagleyBowdoinham-Marian Blake Bagley, was born on January 21, 1928 and at the age of 93 passed on February 6, 2021 at her home with her beloved family by her side.

Marian was an active member of the Second Baptist Church in Bowdoinham and a Life Member of the Grace Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Marian loved watching her backyard birds, cooking and preserving, knitting, sewing, running the Bowdoinham Country Store and being with her family and friends. She was a true caregiver to all she knew. Marian was the recipient of the Boston Post Cane in 2019 as the oldest resident of the town of Bowdoinham. Prior to moving to Bowdoinham in 1959, Marian and her first husband, Robert Blake owned 3 restaurants in the Rockland area. They were the proprietors of R.H. Blake General Store/Bowdoinham Country Store until 1976 due to Bob’s failing health. Marian purchased the store back in 1979 with her second husband Ronald Bagley and ran it until 1998.

Marian was predeceased by both of her husbands, her parents Arietta and Luke Cheney, sister Jessie Quinley, brother Luke Cheney, Jr., stepson Robert Bagley and daughter-in-law Harriet Bagley.

Marian is survived by her sister Lucille Chadwick of Sutton, New Hampshire, her children Bruce Blake and wife Ruth of Embden, Susan Blake of Bowdoinham, Patricia Williams and husband Robert of Lamoine, Holly Blake of Belgrade, Greg Bagley of Lyndhurst, Ohio and Cynthia Bagley of Raymond, grandchildren Amy Blake, Luke Blake, Nathan Bernier, Michael Bernier, Emily Williams, Benjamin Williams, Beth Shiff, Rebecca Bagley, Ryan Bagley, Aaron Bagley, Jody Bagley, Jamie Brown, Jeremy Brown, and Justin Brown as well as 14 great grandchildren.  Marian is also survived by nieces Debbie Six, Jeanne Quinley and nephews Edward Chadwick and Jonathan Quinley.

A Celebration of Marian’s life will take place on July 18th at 2pm in the Bay View Cemetery, Bowdoinham.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in Marian Blake Bagley’s name to the Second Baptist Church, 1 Church Street, Bowdoinham, Maine 04008.

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Jean A. Thompson

Jean A. Thompson, 91, of Litchfield, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Jean was born on May 2, 1929, the daughter of Mayford A. and Doris Hersey Morris of Richmond. She attended Richmond schools and graduated from Richmond High School. After graduation she took courses at Gorham Normal School and her first teaching position was at Longfellow School, West Gardiner. It was at the school Christmas party that she met Maxwell Eugene Thompson of West Gardiner. Jean and Gene were married on September 12, 1948 in Richmond where they made their home for three years before moving to Litchfield, first to a log cabin on the western shore of Pleasant Pond and then to their current home on Jungle Lane.

Jean was a woman of many talents and interests and pursued a wide variety of occupations throughout her life. She was a telephone operator at the State Hospital in Augusta. She was a salesperson at Herricks in Augusta and sold Avon and World Book Encylcopedia door-to-door. She coordinated and taught hunter safety courses throughout Maine for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. She formed a women’s rifle and pistol club and shot competitively. In the 1960s she started Jean’s Jungle, selling houseplants from her greenhouse.  She was also a permanent substitute teacher in Wales and Litchfield for many years. After Gene retired, they were foster parents for infants waiting for adoption placement through The Home for Little Wanderers, Waterville. Then, for over twenty-five years, they cared for wounded, orphaned, and abandoned wild animals and birds at Jean’s Jungle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This volunteer job brought her much joy and satisfaction, particularly caring for the fawns. She recorded her adventures in her book JEAN’S JUNGLE, TRUE MAINE WILD ANIMAL STORIES, published in 1998. There were numerous photographs and articles about Jean and Gene in the local newspapers and on Maine’s television stations as well as feature stories on CNN and ABC’s 20/20.

Jean was a talented artist, sewist, maker of jewelry, and she hooked rugs of her own designs. She and Gene crafted many dollhouses and she filled them with items she made. She was an excellent swimmer, hunter, and fisherman.  She loved being in the woods, canoeing, bird watching, and gardening. She had musical talent as well, playing the piano and autoharp and singing in the Plains Baptist Church Choir and solos at weddings.

In January 2000 Jean suffered a massive stroke which left her in a wheelchair with little use of her right side and severely limited speech. She learned to write and draw with her left hand and worked hard to communicate her thoughts. She enjoyed watching the birds and visiting with friends.

Jean was pre-deceased by her daughter Gail Thompson Hulsey, and by her only sibling Mildred Hart Stengl.

Jean is survived by Gene, her husband of seventy-two years; her daughters Anne Thompson of Litchfield and Barbara Thompson (her husband Wayne Thompson) of Lisbon; her grandson Andrew Clemons (his wife Jamie and their sons Clark and Dean) of New Albany, Ohio; her grandson Samuel Rothman of Scarborough; and her nieces Marcia Hart Quinby of Sedgwick and Michele Dooling of Winthrop.

There will be no services at this time. Burial and a graveside service will take place in the spring at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery.

 

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Dana Sherwood Sullivan

DADpicDana Sherwood Sullivan, 83, of Richmond, Maine, passed in peace on February 4, 2021 surrounded by his beloved family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Charlotte Hinkley Sullivan, of Richmond; children: Kimberly Russell and husband, Jim, Dana Sullivan and fiance, Dagmar Jenison, Kristin Sullivan Lorbeski and husband, Michael, and Susan Sullivan Carver and husband, Paul; grandchildren: Justin Ramsey and wife, Taylor, Erinn Caraway and husband, Mike, Chelsea Lathrop and husband, Jake, Peter Lorbeski and wife, Kayla, Samuel Lorbeski, Joshua Rogers and wife Nicole, Dustin Sullivan and fiance, Gabi Napolitan, Emily Frost and husband, Garrett, Jennifer Lorbeski, Kristy Sullivan, Matthew Lorbeski, and Macy Carver; great grandchildren: Ava and Alia Ramsey and Roscoe Moulton, Mackenzie, Bailey, Alex, Drew, and Colby Caraway, Harper Lathrop, and Eliana Lorbeski; niece/bonus daughter, Alicia May Downing, and several other nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Freda Marriner Sullivan and father, William Sullivan. Dana, born March 7, 1937, graduated from Richmond High School in 1955. He attended Southern Maine Technical College, graduating in 1957 with an associates degree in electrical technology. He worked at Central Maine Power for more than 42 years, and continued for 5 years for Florida Power and Light, working in electrical production and hydroelectric supervisor roles. Upon retirement, he continued to work for a few years with FPL as a consultant. Active in the community, Dana was a member of the Richmond Enterprise Grange, holding offices in his active years. He was a member of Village Lodge #26, holding the position of Master of Richmond Lodge in 1980. Dana joined the Richmond Volunteer Fire Department as a teenager, holding the position of Fire Chief from 1980-1987, then remaining on the Department for a number of years. He was a member of the Richmond Days Committee, the Sesqui-Centennial Celebration Committee, and the Town of Richmond Board of Appeals. He was a valued member of Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, often volunteering his time and resources to help with various projects and events. Dana’s friendly smile and willingness to help was noted throughout his life and his community. Richmond was a better place at the hands of his devoted work. Dana had a love for trains. He was a member of the Maine 3-Railers train club, holding officer positions until recently. Dana found joy in sharing intricate model train village designs with the public. He welcomed the community into his “train building” in his backyard to share his love and knowledge of locomotives. Dana also enjoyed participating in a ham radio club for many years, traveling all over New England with his wife and fellow club members. One of Dana’s favorite pastimes was camping throughout Maine and New Hampshire with family and friends every summer and taking in the surrounding tourist attractions. He was fond of shopping sprees with his wife and daughters, as well as regular outings with his wife and her sisters, when he would happily play chauffeur and quietly watch them enjoy time with one another. He loved Sunday dinners with his wife, children, and their families as a cherished tradition for many years. Dana married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Hinkley Sullivan on June 28, 1958. Although he is noted as an active community member and a hard worker, he was happiest when he was spending time with his large family that he and Charlotte created. You would often find him as a silent observer, happy to sit back and watch as his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered at their home. To Dana, this was his greatest accomplishment. Anyone who knew him would recognize his love for his wife and family above all else. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Jon R. Doyle

Jon DoyleRichmond-Jon R. Doyle passed away at home, on January 30, 2021 as a result of declining health.

Aged 82, Jon was born in Augusta, Maine on February 9, 1938, son of the late Capt. Roger C. and Laura C. Doyle. After graduating from Winthrop High School, he entered the Marine Corps Reserve, which became a very influential part of his life.  Jon and graduated from Portland University with his Law degree in 1961 (now the University of Maine), while spending his summers working in heavy construction for H. E. Sargent, driving a dump truck and blasting on the dynamite crew.

Jon’s 60-year career in the practice of law reflected his love for the people of the State of Maine.  He could communicate with people from all walks of life. His practice started in the Maine Attorney General’s office in 1961. Before he left the AG’s Office, he became Deputy Attorney General and ultimately represented almost every department of State government, including the Legislature.  He then entered private practice at 99 Western Ave, in Augusta Maine.  His solo firm later evolved to a partnership, and ultimately resulted in the well-known law firm Doyle & Nelson.  He was a familiar face in the State House where he represented numerous state and national clients. Jon’s career brought out the best of him, and he continued to practice through the last year of his life.

Jon brought his zest, warmth, and humor to his family, friends and clients.  We were all the richer for it.  He was not perfect but he was the perfect life companion.

He loved people and always had a way of lighting up a room when he entered. He contributed time and resources to many organizations over his lifetime, including serving on the boards of Jobs for Maine Graduates, the Maine State Museum, the Family Violence Project, Chair of the KV United Way, and the Maine State Troopers Foundation.  He could be seen repairing bikes on the Trek Across Maine, supported cats at the PALS No-Kill Shelter, and provided flowers and funds for the Richmond Food Bank.  And he worked many hours of pro bono legal services for clients throughout the State of Maine.

Jon loved the sea, cruising and navigating much of the coast of Maine.  Thick fog only made him love it more.  He and Terry even received a Coast Guard commendation for night fog rescue off Isle au Haut.

Jon was not afraid to learn new skills in life.  He learned to ski when he was in his 50’s, becoming a regular at Sugarloaf.  He is remembered for his re-invention of the use of ski poles as battering rams to give himself space. It was always safest to ski behind Jon.

Jon is survived by and will be truly missed by his partner and best friend Terry Arford, sons Steven Doyle and Brendan Doyle, his stepson Sheldon Arford, and his grandchildren of Steve and his wife Roberta: Nathan Doyle, Hunter Doyle and Erica James; also two great-grandchildren, August and Aria. While Jon and his family would have preferred a celebration now, for safety reasons we will sadly miss this opportunity with his friends and loved ones until later this year when we can have a burial of his ashes at sea and a proper send-off and toast to a life well-lived. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to: Jobs For Maine’s Graduates - Jon R. Doyle Scholarship (65 Stone St., Augusta, ME 04330); the Richmond Area Food Pantry (15 Spruce St., Richmond ME 04357), or PALS No-Kill Cat Shelter (188 Case Rd., Winthrop ME 04364).

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357

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Brandon Gardner Bibber

picBibberBrandon Gardner Bibber, 33, passed away unexpectedly January 29, 2021.  Brandon was born June 27, 1987,  in Brunswick, Maine; second son to Linwood and Kimberly (Pitcher) Bibber. 

Brandon graduated from Richmond Area High School in 2006.  While in school he also attended CATC for auto-body, learning the trade he would make a career out of.  Brandon took on many roles in his life.  He was the baseball player, the outdoorsman, the car guy, the comedian, the giver, the gossip girl, the stirrer of the pot.  He was a son, a brother and a friend.  Of all of the things Brandon was in life, his most important role, the one he took most pride in, was being the head of his own family.  He was a husband and father above all else . He took such pride in providing a beautiful life for his wife and children and he did it well.  Brandon was a good man.

Brandon is survived by his loving wife, Merceydes (Griatzky) Bibber, daughter Madison and sons, Ezra and Lincoln Bibber; parents Linwood and Kimberly Bibber; Brother Randy and wife Michelle Bibber; Maternal Grandparents Ann Leonard and Jay Merry ; Paternal Grandmother Diane Bibber; In-Laws Victor Griatzy, Tom and Ellen Gammon, Scott and Elizabeth Gregoire, Gregory Griatzky and Kristina Giroux; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.  He will be remembered by all who knew him with love and he will be missed immensely.

Brandon is predeceased by his maternal grandfather Ken Leonard, paternal grandfathers Richard Bibber and Harold Skelton, cousins Richard Hills and Michael Myrick. 

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, February 5th from 5pm to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St. in Richmond.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

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Francis "Frank" M. Huston

FB IMG 1611694916007Francis M Huston "Frank", 49, of Richmond passed away unexpectedly on January 26th, 2021at his home.
He was born in Lewiston on September 23, 1971 to Elizabeth and Joseph Huston.
Frank enjoyed his favorite country singer Alan Jackson, fishing, working on cars and spending time with his children and family. Frank attended Richmond schools, then later went on to perform foundation work, as well as worked a lot of odd jobs, mainly digging worms.
He is predeceased by a father Joseph Huston Sr., a brother Joseph Huston Jr., stepson Mikey Kunze. Frank is survived by a daughter Mackenzie Huston and companion Ryan Murray of Bath, son Connor Huston of Wiscasset, mother Elizabeth Huston of Richmond, two brothers David Smith and wife Lynne of Sabattus, Dean Smith and wife Trish of Virginia, a sister Marsha Pratt and her husband Michael of Waterville, stepson Stevie Kunze of Monmouth, a special dog "Molly B", a sister in-law Pam Huston of Bowdoinham, several nieces, nephews, aunts, an uncle and very special friends.

A celebration of life will be held at the 4 corner Baptist church in Richmond on February 6th 2021 at 1 PM. Burial will be held at a later date.

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Theresa R. Parlin


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Norway-Theresa R. Parlin, 76, formerly of Richmond, died on January 6, 2021 at Stevens Memorial Hospital, Norway.
She was born in Woonsocket, R.I., on November 30, 1944 the daughter of George and Rita Garneau.
Terry previously worked for Cornwall industries in Norway, Health Tex in Brunswick and Shaw's in Bath.
Terry was a auxiliary member of the Norway, Dresden and Richmond fire departments, life member of the Richmond and South Paris Women's Auxiliary, the South Paris VFW Auxiliary, 40 and 8, and past president of post 72 South Paris Women's Auxiliary. Also, past member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Richmond and current member of St. Catherine's in Norway. One Terry's favorite pastimes was playing bingo at the post.
She was predeceased by her parents, daughter Theresa Parlin, sister Rose Delage, brothers Gerard Garneau and Bill Garneau. Terry is survived by her husband of 58 years Silas W. Parlin of Norway, son's Bill Parlin and fiance' Patti Belanger of Sabattus, David Parlin and wife Shanda of Charleston, and daughter Lisa Parlin Veniot and husband Ken of Pittston, sister Helen Jacob of Rhode Island, 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, January 21st from 4 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A graveside service will take place in the Cotton Cemetery in Richmond on May 27th at 11am.  A gathering will follow at the Enterprise Grange, Richmond.  .
In Terry's memory donations may be made to the American Heart Association/
American Stroke Association
300 5th Avenue, Suite 6

Waltham, MA 02451

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