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2024 Obituaries

Barbara A. Srock

Barbara Srock PicRichmond-Barbara A. Srock, 88, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2024 at Maine Medical Center, Portland.

She was born on October 27, 1935 in Providence Rhode Island the daughter of Louis and Laura Crescenzo.

Barbara was a member of the Dresden-Richmond United Methodist Church, Richmond Senior Center, Wiscasset Community Center, Bookies Book Club of Richmond, American legion Auxiliary,
and University of Maine Extension

Barbara attended St. Ann's Parochial School and Mt. Pleasant High School in Rhode Island.  She Studied Voice at Rhode Island Conservatory of Music. Associate and National Credentialing in Early Childhood Education.

She enjoyed being a member of Drum Church where she was a lay speaker and served on
various committees over the years, sang in the choir and coordinated the Prayer Shawl
Ministry, exercising at the Wiscasset Community Pool with her "swimming women" friends,
Weekly Bridge games, activities and events at the "Golden Oldies Senior Center. Also her flower
gardens and communing with nature and love of reading, eldercare prayer services,
volunteering at the Richmond Food Pantry, socializing with all her dear friends, (you know who
you are), shared times and trips with husband Larry especially our Fall Foliage trips and our mutual love of creation and all things associated with Nature. Through all our decades together sometimes
we walked side by side sometimes a step or two apart, love never runs in a straight path and
when our journey is over our hearts and ashes will be in their resting place together.

Barbara loved her family and times spent with her grandchildren, her son Bob her daughter
Laura and son David and son-in-law Mark, who has been more a son over these many years,
sharing family memories and humorous stories of their lives and growing up years was very
special and dear to her heart. There was much happiness and laughter when they all got
together and they always made her feel loved and valued. Barbara's stepchildren Wendy,
Tracy and Kelly lived with the family for a time and she holds many memories of them
growing up.

Barbara enjoyed many wonderful years working at Head Start. She taught in
various head Start classrooms and retired as Center Director and teacher of the Freeport Head
Start in 2000. Teaching young children was one of her greatest joys, she cherished and loved
every child who entered her classroom and delighted in shaping the children's first school
experiences. She was dedicated to going to work each day thinking of all the wonderful learning
experiences that were planned for the children and what fun they would have and the learning
that would take place. After retirement she worked at the Richmond Senior Center and the
Richmond Summer Recreation Program.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents Laura and Louis Crescenzo, Husband Larry Srock, sisters Grace 0' Agostino, and Marie Crescenzo and brother Paul Crescenzo, all of Rhode Island and her
grandchild Derek Less of Richmond Maine.

She is survived by son Robert Less and fiancée Ericka Turloe, of Waterville, daughter
Laura Kendrick and son-in-law Mark Kendrick of Richmond, son David Less and fiancée Tabitha
Brann of Augusta, grandchildren, Lorna (Kendrick), Eastwood of California, Glendon Kendrick,
Rob Less, and Lorisa Less, all of Richmond and six great grandchildren, she cherished her weekly visits with her great-grandson, Cyrus M. Kendrick, niece Kathleen Lapisky-Crescenzo, and nephew Paul Crescenzo of Rhode Island.

Stepchildren, Wendy Srock Wright of Bath, Tammye Martin & husband John of California, Tracy
Srock & wife Monica of California, Kelly Srock of Mt Vernon, Randy Srock and fiancée' Sandy of

A Celebration of life Service will be at the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church  
121 Pleasant St, Richmond on Friday, Aug., 2nd at 11am. Burial will take place at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Civic Center Dr. Augusta, on Tuesday August 6th at noon.

In Lieu of flowers please send donations to The Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church 121 Pleasant St. Richmond Maine 04357 or The Richmond Senior Center-Golden Oldies at 314 Front St. Richmond Maine 04357.

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Alice "Betsy" Martin

Alice MartinVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Betsy Martin, 83, died unexpectedly July 1, 2024, at home. She was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Dexter, the daughter of Quentin D. and Maxine E. (Curtis) Sprague.

Betsy graduated from Edward Little High School, class of 1958. Following graduation, she married Harold Callahan and had three children Scott, Nancy, and Sean. Harold and Betsy divorced in 1985 and she later remarried David A. Martin in Virginia Beach, Va. and moved to Waterloo, Ind.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by both of her past husbands; sisters Nancy and Sally, as well as her brother, Michael. S

urviving are her children Scott, Nancy and Sean.

Betsy’s faith in God was most essential in her life and she dedicated much of her time to reading scripture. Once she moved to Virginia Beach, Va., she started her own catering and cleaning company. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, sewing and refinishing antique furniture.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 10-11am with a service of remembrance at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18 at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357. Interment will be at the Curtis Family Cemetery, Richmond.

Those who wish to remember Betsy in a special way may make gifts in her memory to

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David E. Storkson, Sr

website StorksonDresden- It is with great' sadness that we announce the sudden death of David E. Storkson, Sr on July 11,2024, at the age of 81. David was born in Jefferson, Maine on Apr 23, 1943, to Lawrence A. Hubley, and Mildred H. (Cunningham) Hubley. At an early age, David was fortunate to be raised by Gussie & Peter Storkson, of Whitefield, and later adopted into the Storkson family. He received his education at Whitefield grammar school, Erskine Academy in Jefferson, and later attended Gardiner High School where he earned his high school diploma in 1973. This was an accomplishment of which he was always proud. learning from
textbooks and taking written tests, did not come easy to him. He was a diligent worker all his life, working on farms, Lipman Poultry, construction, and auto body work in his early years. In 1960 the joined the Army Reserve, 142 Ordinance Co., Augusta, ME, Honorably Discharged in 1965. He then entered the Dept. of Navy working as a mechanic in the diesel and boiler room from 1965 until medical discharge August 1966. During his military time, he trained in use and repair of firearms, and later became interested in black powder. He went on to work as a custodian at Togus VA Hospital until 1970, after which he left for North Carolina to attend Heavy Equipment School for bulldozer and motor grader work. In 1975 David went to work for the Dept of Educational & Cultural Services, later transferring to the State Veteran's Cemetery where he got to use his skills as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 2003 after 28 years of State service and continued to work part-time for the next 25 years in the Parts Dept at Wiscasset Ford.  He retired for the second time just after his 80th birthday in 2023.

In addition to furthering his education, and holding down full-time employment, he also managed to raise a family with his first wife, and four children.

I n May 1978 David married his second wife, Shirley. Together they enjoyed many years of motorcycling, camping, spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, & kayaking. He truly enjoyed spending time at camp in Rockwood with his good friend Jack, fishing and bird hunting which was his passion. He especially enjoyed working with his tractors, John Deere, 1932 International, and recent upgrade to a Kioti.

David is predeceased by his parents, his adopted son James, and son-in-law Michael Geroux, Sr.. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley (Everson) Storkson, his children Lisa Heil (Jim) of Augusta, David Storkson, Jr (Heidi) of Pittston, and Laurie Geroux of Chelsea; four

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Ronald J. Belanger Sr

Belanger pic 1 2Ronald J. Belanger, Sr. was found deceased at his home in Bowdoin on Thursday, June 29, 2024. Ron was 68 years old.
Ron was born on January 25, 1956. His parents, Gerard and Doris Belanger, were part of the area’s large Franco-American community. They were from Eagle Lake and Fort Kent, respectively. Ron spoke French until beginning school. He grew up in the Topsham Heights.
Ron attended St. John’s Catholic School where he was a challenge for the nuns. Afterward, he attended the Cone School and Brunswick High School until Mt. Ararat opened its doors in 1973. He was a member of the class of 1974.
Following high school, Ron left for Louisiana with friends Russell Gamache, Norman Huard, Pierre Girard, and Dwight Bartlett. They worked together as merchant seaman, servicing oil rigs in Houma, Louisiana.
After returning home, Ron was employed by the Pejepscot Paper Mill in Brunswick, Maine. He worked for several commercial painting contractors and later owned his own painting business. Ron loved working on the water and eventually returned to shipping. He was a member of the Seafarers International Union, AFL-CIO and worked as a bosun on a wide variety of vessels, sailing from ports around the world. In 1994 Ron left shipping and went to work at the Boothbay Region Boatyard doing brightwork. Ron was an avid gardener.
Ron was an accomplished pool player. He was conscientious, thought out every shot, and was excellent at controlling the cue ball. He played in the APA World Pool Championships – four times with his team, House Boys, and once in individual competition with longtime teammate, Jessie Laurelez. He was someone to fear on a pool table. He was a member of the New Auburn Social Club.
Ron exceled at everything he tried. He was outgoing and made a friend wherever he went. He was quick-witted and generous in good times. He adored (and was adored by) his grandson, Finn.

Ron’s son, Ronald Belanger Jr., passed away in 2021. In addition to his son, Ron was pre-deceased by his parents, Gerard and Doris Belanger, of Topsham. He leaves behind a daughter, Chelsea Belanger, and a grandson, Finn. He also leaves a stepdaughter, Cara J. (Bedard) Erdmann and former wife and lifelong friend, Sonja Bedard. He is survived by his sister, Jane (Belanger) Bergquist and nephews, Aaron Coy, Michael Coy, and niece, Alyssa Coy.

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Bing C. Tribbet

Bing picRichmond-Bing C. Tribbet, 75, passed away on July 5, 2024.  

Bing was born on July 20, 1948, in Denver, Colorado, to parents Dennis and Marguerite Mealey Tribbet.

Bing graduated from Richmond High School in the Class of 1967, while holding several part-time jobs, already exhibiting the strong work ethic which stayed with him his entire life.

After graduation, he began working for Peachey Builders of Augusta as their bulldozer operator.  During this time he also served in the National Guard as a member of the 152nd HEM Company out of Augusta for six years.  In 1982 he started his own excavation business, which he ran successfully until recently when his declining health prevented him from continuing.  He enjoyed the years when his son Jeff worked with him in the business.

He married Martha Anderson in 1969 and within a couple of years decided to build his young family a new home to live in.  Decades later, with his son-in-law helping, he built his daughter and her family a home next door on family land.  He was a man who could make dreams come true.

He enjoyed helping his family, vacationing and going on cruises, his work, and his weekly poker games with his friends.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Martha; daughter Jennifer Ridenour and husband Derrick; son Jeffrey Tribbet; and his beloved grandchildren, Nicholas and Olivia Ridenour.  He is also survived by his brother Barry Tribbet, sisters Lauri Sidelinger and Cleo Garcia, sister-in-law Sally Tribbet, and their families, and many cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents, stepfather Monroe Stockton, and brother Bruce Tribbet.

He chose not to have a funeral service.  We will remember and keep him in our hearts forever.

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Diana Sue Messer

Richmond- Diana Sue Messer, 66, of Richmond, died on June 24, 2024, at her home in Richmond.

Diana was born in Bath, ME on November 17, 1957, the daughter of Dell Lawton and Rhoda Jock

She loved collecting various items, including antiques, odd toys, dolls, and miniatures.  Her life was characterized by helping those around her.  She helped, not only those of her household, but those who lived in her neighborhood and the random stranger who had the blessing of crossing paths with her.

She is survived by the love of her life Donald Lee Prindall, four sons Richard, Charles and Jeremy Messer, her youngest son Brandyn Lawton-Prindall, as well as those that she held close to her heart, her greater community of friends and acquaintances.

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David Ardy Kamila

website picture Kamila DavidLITCHFIELD - David Ardy Kamila, 76, had what his brother calls a "wild wisdom." Mixed with his drive to serve his family and his community, this spirit guided his path through life. Never were these qualities more visible than during his final months with us. 

David's dramatic two month saga of injuries, ER visits, ambulance rides, hospitalizations, and even a slow-motion wheelchair getaway from a rehabilitation hospital with a police escort back (an adventure he described as the most fun he'd had since childhood), were all met with his characteristic high energy, maverick creativity, good humor, extreme grit, and his full dose of the Finnish spirit of "sisu." 

His final wild ride and his years-long battle with cancer ended on May 31, 2024, as the sun rose over the lake at his much-loved Sunshine Farm in Litchfield with his daughter at his side and his heart filled with peace, love, and gratitude for the life he had lived and the people he had known. 

Beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, colleague, neighbor and friend, David was born on Dec. 7, 1947, the third child and second son of the late Irene (Tuomi) and Adolf "Ardy" Kamila of Westminster, Mass. 

David grew up in a large Finnish-American family in a neighborhood with enough boys to make a baseball team. He attended the Westminster public schools, where his aunt was the school nurse and his uncle was the school custodian. As a teenager, he worked on his grandfather Axel Tuomi's farm in Westminster. He spent winters skiing Mount Wachusett and summers enjoying Wyman Lake.

He ran track and cross country and participated in the ski club at Oakmont High School in Ashburnham, Mass., where he graduated in 1965, as a National Merit Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. He went on to study civil engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and the Ski Team, where he was a co-captain and helped win the 1968 New England Intercollegiate Ski Conference championship. He graduated in 1970.

In 1971, he married Terry Yale McKenney of Ashburnham, Mass., and settled in Westminster, Mass., working for engineering firms in Clinton and Westminster. After his daughter, Avery Yale Kamila, was born, he and his family moved to Clearwater, Fla., where he worked for Hilborn, Werner, Carter & Associates. 

The pull of New England soon brought him to Litchfield, Maine, where he and Terry created Sunshine Farm, growing organic vegetables and raising goats, chickens and pigs and selling produce at the Augusta Farmers Market. His daughter, Kay-Lee Yale Kamila, joined the family at Sunshine Farm.

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George E. Libby

LibbyBowdoinham-George E. Libby, 88, passed away on June 29, 2024 after a brief illness with family by his side.

He was born in Portland on October 12, 1935 the son of Irvin and Marion Libby.

George worked for many years as a grounds foreman for Bowdoin College.

He enjoyed going to fairs, working cattle, anything outside and particularly time spent with family.

George was predeceased by his parents, wife Darlene Libby, children George Libby Jr., and Tammy Dershem.  He survived by daughters Melinda Burrell and husband Stewart of Bowdoinham, Hope Libby of Augusta, Heather Ruona of Richmond, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 7th at 2pm at the Bay View Cemetery, Bowdoinham.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CHANS Hospice or Meals on Wheels.

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Ruby L. Shelley

ShelleyRichmond-Ruby L. Shelley, 84, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Winship Green Nursing Home, Bath.

She was born in McRae, Georgia on November 8, 1939 the daughter of Rueben and Mary Harrelson.

Ruby worked at Bell Telephone and Bath Iron Works as a telephone operator for many years.  She was also a devoted Navy wife.

Ruby was an avid reader of Harlequin Romance books.  She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and rug hooking.

She was predeceased by her parents and husband Randall Shelley. Ruby is survived by daughter Deborah Bedard and husband Gary of Bowdoin, son Christopher Shelley and wife Wendy of Richmond, brother Jerry Harrelson of Florida, grandchildren Christopher, Matthew and Maeley.

The family would like to thank the staff at Winship Green, Constellation Hospice and Mid Coast Hospital.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, July 5th from noon to 1:30pm at the funeral home.

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Dennis M. Gardner

GardnerFarmingdale-Dennis M. Gardner passed away on June 24, 2024. Dennis was born on September 10, 1942, to Leslie (Bill) Rice Gardner and Arlene Choate Gardner at his grandmother's (Nany) house.

Dennis attended school in Richmond, graduating in 1961. He studied Building Construction at SMVTI. Dennis excelled in school and athletics in high school. He also worked at Dore's Mobil Station and Peterson's Farm in Richmond, Freeport Shoe, and Rock Oven Restaurant on Bailey Island. The summer of 1954 began a new era in the lives of the Gardner clan. A piece of land was purchased at Bailey Island. Dennis, his father, brothers, and the rest of the clan built WELOVIT, the family's beloved camp, which Dennis and his family enjoyed for many wonderful years.

Dennis worked for the Maine Department of Transportation for thirty-five years. After his retirement, he consulted at TYLIN International for eleven years.

Dennis's love for his family was unwavering. On May 23, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Elaine F. Poland. Together, they built a home in Farmingdale and raised their two children, Denise (Dee) and David. Their children were their pride and joy, and they never missed any of their activities. They spent thirty beautiful years together before Elaine's passing in 1994.

Dennis enjoyed camping with family and friends—state parks were his family's favorites. He actively coached his son's Little League team, middle school softball, and high school girls' basketball. He also enjoyed traveling with his family, especially his trips to Disney with his four grandsons.

Dennis is survived by his daughter, Denise (Dee), son, David, and daughter-in-law, Christina, and his grandsons, Austin, Jordan, Colby, and Brady. His brothers and their wives, Brian and Paula, and Peter and Cora, his late wife, Elaine’s sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Mossie Sullivan, and nieces and nephews. And his loving partner, Laurie Saunders.

Dennis was not just a family man, but also an active member of the community. He served as the past Master of Richmond Lodge No. 63, a former member of Village Lodge in Bowdoinham, and a member of Kennebec Lodge in Hallowell. His dedication to these organizations is a testament to his selflessness and commitment to community service.

Dennis was a generous and kind person. If you wish to honor Dennis, please give to the Gardner Family Scholarship, a scholarship he helped to create at the University of Maine Foundation to honor his children and wife, Elaine’s teaching profession. You may give online at umainefoundation.org or make your check payable to the University of Maine Foundation and mail it to the University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469-5792. Note Gardner Family Scholarship in the memo line.

A celebration of his life will be held later this summer.

In memory of Dennis, do something kind for someone.

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

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Justin Finley

IMG 1931Windsor-Justin L Finley, 42, passed away unexpectedly on June 20, 2024
at his home.

He was born in Waterville on March 17, 1982 the son of Lawrence (Larry)
Finley and Ronda Bell.

Justin worked as a farmer his entire life.  He enjoyed 4 wheeling,
snowmobiling, riding his motorcycle and especially being around and
doing things with his children.

Justin was predeceased by his father Larry, son Liam Finley and a
brother Travis Finley.

He is survived by his children Lukas, Lily and Leah, wife Jessica,
mother Ronda Bell and stepfather Kevin Bell.

A graveside service will take place on Friday, June 28, 2024 at noon at the
Finley family cemetery on the Choate Road in Windsor.

Gathering of friends and family will follow at the Finley farm on Windsor neck road, Windsor.

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Scott Rodrigue

pic RodrigueBowdoinham- On June 11, 2024, Scott Rodrigue, 69, of Bowdoinham passed away at home after a brief illness. He was surrounded by love. He was born on July 17, 1954 in Gardiner, ME to the late Kenneth and Jeanette Rodrigue of Richmond. Scott leaves behind Karen, his loving wife of 23 years, and his pup Moosie. He is survived by his daughter Carrie Howe and her husband Steve of Farmingdale, his son Jeff Rodrigue and his wife Jenny of Limington; siblings Cindy Rodrigue of Farmingdale, John Rodrigue and his wife Barbara of Scarborough, Jeff Rodrigue and his wife Lisa of Hallowell and Laurie Rodrigue and her husband Peter Moulton of Winthrop; grandchildren Georgia and Sawyer Howe, Dominic and Landon Rodrigue, Kam Dodge, and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Scott was a fun, loving man. Always quick to make us laugh, he was the life of the party. Kind, generous, thoughtful, he unselfishly put the needs of others ahead of his own. He was a homebody who loved puttering around the yard and spending time up at the “Hut” with family and friends.

Scott was in the car business for over 40 years spending the last 11 years of his career at Rowe in Auburn.

Visiting hours will be 12:00 – 2:00 on Sunday, June 30th  at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond, followed by a celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a dog rescue of your choice.

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

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Jennifer H. Smith

Pic Smith Jen WebsiteBowdoinham, ME- Jennifer H. Smith, 65, of Bowdoinham, passed away at her home on June 09, 2024.

Jennifer was born in Jeannett, PA on October 03, 1958, to Frank R. and Sonja B. Salvatore.

She was an Aviation Safety Mechanic in the U.S. Navy where she was assigned to Patrol Squadron 10 at the Brunswick Naval Air Station.  She also worked as a Fabric Team Supervisor for JoAnne Fabrics, and was a Rural Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Woolwich, ME.

She attended California State University in California, Pennsylvania, where she was the past president and treasurer for Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, was a member of the Kaleidoscope Quilters, Pine Tree Quilters Guild, and the Bath Senior Center Knitting Group.  Jennifer was also a member of the Naquasset Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club and the Bowdoinham Snowbirds Snowmobile Club.

Jennifer loved quilting, knitting, needle point, and she mastered all arts and crafts projects she ever attempted.  She also enjoyed swimming and barbeques with family and friends, snowmobiling until her husband could no longer start them, watching hockey and football, and of course, cuddling with her beloved dog Moxie.

Jennifer was predeceased by her parents Frank R. Salvatore and Sonja B. Salvatore.

She is survived by her husband Peter A. Smith of Bowdoinham, ME, her sister Concetta S. Moore of Greensburg, PA, her niece and Godchild Aubrey Moore of Greensburg, PA, as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be a service in Greensburg, PA for all of her loved ones in that area this coming winter.  Details will be provided at a later date.

There will also be a celebration of Jennifer’s life in Maine for those New Englanders, in the summer of 2025 with the details to be announced.  If she remains close to your heart, it won’t be that far away.

If desired, please send love, prayers, and kind thoughts in lieu of flowers.

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

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Marlene L. Ackley

AckleyBrunswick-Marlene L. Ackley,  81, formerly of Bowdoinham, passed peacefully with her family by her side on June 2, 2024 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.  She lived at Dionne Commons in Brunswick for the past year.

She was born in California on February 7, 1943 the daughter of Dwight and Louise Adams.

Marlene retired from Bill Dodge Oldsmobile of Brunswick and Portland as an office manager.  She enjoyed spending time at camp in Moose Head Lake and on her Pontoon boat with her husband John. She also enjoyed playing bingo, crafts and making greeting cards for family and friends.

Marlene was predeceased by her parents and husband John Ackley of 46 years.  She was survived by three children; Larry and Rose Young of Bowdoin, Holly Fournier and John Foresman of Saco, Scott and Stephanie Ackley of Freeport, 7 grandchildren; Jennifer and David Wienckowski of Bowdoin, Michelle and Justin Keleher of Bowdoin, Angela and John Rogers of Casco, Marcie and Christian Biagetti of Massachusetts, Seth Fournier and Vanessa Michaud of Windham, Joshua and Gillian Ackley of Lisbon, Mackenzie and Alexander Martin of Colorado, 12 great grandchildren, Taylor Wienckowski, Hayden Wienckowski, Tarynn Keleher, Sidney Keleher, Evan Keleher, Eliott Keleher, Eva Rogers, Lola Biagetti, Leo Biagetti, Liv Biagetti, Oliver Martin and Avery Martin. She's also survived by many cousins and a son in-law Tom Fournier of Lisbon.

A celebration of life will be held on July 14, 2024 from 1pm to 4pm at the Brunswick American Legion, 1 Columbus Dr., Brunswick, ME  04011.

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Rita Vieira Young

pic Young WebsiteRita Vieira Young; 95, of Richmond passed away at home where she resided with her son and daughter-in-law, with her granddaughter Alyson by her side.  Rita was born in Malden, MA to her parents William F. and Elsie M. (Fickett) Vieira, on March 10, 1929.

Rita moved to Richmond at an early age, where she raised her family.  Rita worked at Etonic Shoe before retiring at the age of 62.  She worked for a brief time at L.L. Bean until she decided to retire full-time.

Rita loved to sew, that was her passion.  Quilting, crocheting, knitting, cross-stich; she did it all.  She made many quilts for her kids, and grandkids.  Rita also loved her chocolate, any kind of chocolate, but especially ice cream, and her sister Merti was able to give that to her before passing.  Rita also loved to spend time on the front porch with her husband, bird watching, while enjoying the quiet at their home in Litchfield until his passing.

Rita was predeceased by her husband whom she shared 50 years of marriage, Larry Young.  Rita was also predeceased by her son Richard Guiou, brother William Vieira, and sister Shirley Weyant.

Rita is survived by her sister, Merti Wisda, her son David Young and wife Robin, daughters Dianne Guiou and partner Kenneth, and Debra Walsh and husband Tom.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Josh Libby, Alyson Lavoie, Marci Jouver, Oranda Barter, Evan Guiou, daughter-in law Diane Rogers and husband Gary, and three great-grandsons.

At Rita’s request there will be no service.  A private burial will take place at the Plains Road Cemetery, in Litchfield, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to Hospice of Maine.

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Dana R. Russell

DanaDana Robert Russell, 66, passed away on June 2, 2024 in Scarborough.
He was born in Boston on October, 2, 1957 the son of Winfield and Elizabeth Russell.
Dana attended Paul A. Dever School in Taunton MA in the '60s*. (*Since then, Dana reached his full potential because of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver efforts to ensure that all children have the chance to achieve full, healthy and productive lives.)  In 1972, his family moved to Dresden, Maine and Dana attended Elmhurst, Inc in Bath until 2010. Dana was a charter-resident in Elmhurst's first group home. After the move to Casa’s care in Scarborough he captivated everyone with his charm and the staff loved him dearly. He was named "King of Casa"! Dana knew Jesus in his heart and it showed! Dana loved to work, help, organize, and plan—He was an engaging people-person and knew everyone’s doings. Dana enjoyed the daily social atmosphere—especially when there was pizza & root beer to share! Plus, the Special Olympics and community events were his favorites. Wearing RED and finger-nail polish was always a hit. His smile, accompanied by his kind, generous nature brought joy to everyone who knew him. He "supervised" many activities. He loved Irish music & Johnny Cash songs. Dana was persuasive & loved to shop in-person and on-line whenever he “needed/no wanted” something.

Dana earned spending money at Elmhurst with the manufacture of tool bags for Bath Iron Works. More recently, he would frequent Casa’s front office to help. He earned the title “ace” shredder. He also was a master take apart mechanic. He was predeceased by his parents, Winfield and Elizabeth (Boyd) Russell.  Dana is survived by Alan Russell, brother, and his wife Kim (Robinson) Russell, Jacqueline (Russell) McKeen, sister, and her husband Kevin, nieces Christine and KayLynn Russell, Erin (McKeen) Holbrook and husband Evan, Allison McKeen and husband Matt Demers, nephews Ted McKeen and his wife Beth, Jonathan McKeen and wife Erin Kennedy, 8 Grandnieces and grandnephews and many cousins.

 Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, June 6th from 5:00-6:30 pm at Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.

 Friday, June 7th a Celebration of Life 1pm at Kincer Funeral Home and Graveside immediately following at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.

 Reception immediately following at North Woolwich Church, 941 River Rd Woolwich

 In Lieu of Flowers, if desired.:

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John M. "Jack" Dempsey III

Dempsey WebsiteJohn M. "Jack" Dempsey III, 78, passed away on May 21, 2024, in Portland, Maine. Born December 12, 1945, in Greenwich, Connecticut, to John M. Dempsey II and the late Patricia Madden, he was the eldest of four children, the older brother to three sisters. Growing up in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, he loved playing lacrosse, baseball, and excelled in swimming, serving as team captain when his team won the state championship. Fittingly, his first job would be as a lifeguard in Mountain Lakes. As a young man, Jack was very active in the Boy Scouts and loved spending time at the Ten Mile River Scouts Camp in Narrowsburg, New York, eventually becoming a Life Scout.

At the age of 13, Jack was lovingly tricked into his first trip to Maine, which decades later would become his home. Jack, who hated to be apart from his mother, would never have agreed to spend the summer away at camp, so to get him there, his mother and uncle conspired, promising Jack that if he tagged along on a business trip, he'd get a chance to drive his uncle's new Buick on the way up to Maine. Eventually, his uncle brought him to Birch Rock Camp in Waterford, and after showing him around the cabins and the lake, Jack was ready to stay.

The first summer he attended was a pivotal moment in his life. He would return each summer as a camper, then a counselor, and even after going off to Tusculum College in Tennessee, he would still return to Birch Rock to help set up for the summer and put the boats in the water. The camp further fostered his deep connection to the outdoors, and Jack's name can still be seen carved on a plaque in the dining hall for his record swim of Lake McWain in 59:40. Throughout Jack's life, he would continue to embody the values and mission of Birch Rock Camp, taking the motto "Help the Other Fellow" to heart.

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Leighton E. Carver

Leighton CarverRichmond-Leighton E. Carver, 83, passed away peacefully May 22, 2024, with family by his side at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born on August 19, 1940 in Richmond the son of Weston and Mable Carver.

Leighton worked for the Department of Environmental Protection for over 30 years as the director of field services.

Leighton was a longtime member of Masonic Lodge in Bowdoinham and Richmond Fire Department.  He also served on many town of Richmond boards and committee's.  Leighton enjoyed gardening, trips to Florida, lawn sales, biking, walking and particularly time spent with family.

He was predeceased by his parents,  wife Linda of 55 years, daughter Cathy Gustafson, brothers John, Sherwood, Weston, sister's Margaret and Shirley.   Leighton is survived by his son's Mike and wife Kathy of Bowdoinham, Bruce and Laurie of Richmond, grandchildren Jennifer, Brittni, Tasha, Bruce Jr., Ben, Jason, 5 great grandchildren, and a brother Dennis.  Also, survived by his travel partner and friend Sally Hutchings.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, May 30th at 11am at the Cotton Cemetery, Richmond.  A gathering will follow at the Richmond American Legion, Carding Machine Road, Richmond.

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Evelyn M Barrows

BarrowsEvelyn Marie (Hooper) Barrows passed away on May 13, 2024. She was born in Sedgwick, Maine on November 14, 1931. She graduated from George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill in 1949 and Eastern Maine General Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. Evelyn married Robert K. Barrows in 1953. She was a long-time member of both the Orono Quilters Club and the Eastern Maine General Hospital Nurses Alumni Association.

Evelyn is survived by her children Mark W. Barrows and his wife Sherrill Barrows, Scott A. Barrows and his wife Julieann Barrows, and Susan Barrows; her grandchildren Ashley B. Bianconi and her husband Andrew Bianconi, Caitlin M. Barrows and her fiancé Trevor Smith, Ian W. Barrows and his wife Allison Barrows, Robert J. Levesque Jr., and Benjamin W. Levesque; and a special cousin Helena Dow. She was predeceased by her husband Robert K. Barrows and her parents Hilda Maker Hooper and Ashley Hooper.

No service is planned. There will be a family gathering at the time of interment.

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Rita G. Hanning


Rita G. Hanning

Heaven’s gates are open wide and waiting.  Rita passed away at age 92 on May 13, 2024 in her home surrounded by her loving family and friends.  She was born January 9, 1932 in Harmony Maine the daughter of Aurore Fournier Michaud.  Rita was a long-time resident of Richmond before moving to Randolph. 

Rita worked for Etonic Shoe Company in Richmond but her true joy was caring for children in her home.  Her love and guidance changed the lives of many and they have always remained part of her family.  She enjoyed cooking, cleaning, music, and dancing.  If there were a party, everyone knew she would be front and center.  It was quite a sight to watch Rita and her husband Bob float their way across the dance floor.  She loved sharing her home with family and friends.  If you spent time there your belly, heart and soul would be full when you left.  Rita’s true passion was eating.  She loved every restaurant she ever ate at.  She was a “yummy” vocal eater.  We always share laughter over this.  There was never a time when she wasn’t dressed to perfection.  She could even wear a dragonfly sun catcher as a necklace and with that familiar twinkle in her eye, she would make you think it was intentional.

Rita enjoyed her “QUEEN” treatment when she was whisked away to her favorite family getaway at a beautiful ocean view cottage in Edgecomb.  If you were near her, you shared love and laughter.

Rita was predeceased by her nine siblings, her first husband Howard Chapman of Dresden, Step daughter Jody Hallman of Bath.  Grandson Robert Stevens of Machias, Grandson Nicholas Flibbert of Waterville, Sons-in-Law Robert LaChance of Augusta and Robert A. Stevens of Machias.  She is survived by her loving current husband of 52 years, Robert Hanning of Randolph.  Daughter Claudia LaChance of Augusta, Daughter Cindy Stevens of Augusta, Step Son Scot Hanning of Camden, Son Mark Chapman and wife Ann of Randolph, Step Son Ricky  Hanning of Fayette, Daughter Tammy Eaton and husband Glen of Augusta, Daughter Sonya Malloy and husband Paul of Kentucky, Granddaughter Lisa Lessard and husband Scott of Augusta, Granddaughter Lori LaChance of Chelsea, Grandson John Huntington and wife Heidi of Georgia,  Granddaughter Shannon Reece and husband Michael of Machias,  Grandson Kyle Chapman of Litchfield, Granddaughter Stacy Chapman and partner Bruce Staples of Somerville, Grandson Daniel Malloy of Kentucky, Granddaughter Jacqueline Rose Malloy of Arkansas, Grandson Philip Malloy of Kentucky, as well as numerous Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to extend a very warm thank you to the wonderful staff at Beacon Hospice who gave Rita so much care and love in her final days.

A service will be held Saturday May 18, 2024 at Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond.  Visiting hours will be 1:00 -3:00 pm followed by a celebration of life from 3:00-4:00 pm.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers a contribution be made in Rita’s name to Beacon Hospice. Donation envelopes will be available at the service.

Burial will be held at the veteran’s cemetery in Augusta at a later date upon her husband’s passing.

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Linda E. Thomas

Linda ThomasScarborough-Linda E. Thomas, 77, of Westbrook, passed away on April 30, 2024 at the Gosnell House, Scarborough.
She was born on January 24, 1947 in San Jose, California the daughter of Robert and Buella (Owens) Gray.

Linda was a member of the ladies Auxiliary Post 2420, American Legion and the Moose Club.  She also enoyed playing bingo.

Linda was predeceased by her parents, husband Jerry Peter Thomas Sr., sisters Roberta Duke, Raychel Gray, step sons Jerry Peter Thomas Jr. and William Thomas.  
She is survived by a Brother David Gray and his wife Kathleen of Newport, Washington, son Cameron Thomas & his husband James Kelley of Westbrook, Maine, 
daughter Patricia Tuck and her husband Billy Tuck of Lake Wales, Florida, step Daughter Tamara Hudson and her husband Chuck of Mariana, Florida, 
grandchildren Robert Ambrose, Beatrice Ambrose, Tiffany Tuck, April Thomas and Tripp Hudson.

A graveside service will take place at Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd, Augusta, Maine on Wednesday June 26, 2024 @ 12 pm.

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John Henry Chapman, Sr.

pic Chapman websiteDresden-John Henry Chapman Sr., "Chippy" 83, of the Gardiner Road passed away on May 6, 2024 at his home.

He was born in Richmond on June 18, 1940 the son of Norris Chapman Sr., and Thelma (Murray) Chapman.

John worked as a worm digger, lobsterman, for Lipman Poultry, BIW, shoe shop, Maine Yankee, Jones Concrete, Jay Paper, Carpenter, Steel's Landscaping and Plowing Snow.  He was the "Jack of all Trades and the master of none".

John enjoyed gardening, hunting, digging worms, wheeling and dealing, morning coffee with Daniel and the "guys", aggravating Kevin and the boys, and working.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, brothers William Chapman and wife Beverly, Norris Chapman Jr., and wife Olive, Richard Chapman and wife Marcia, Paul Chapman and wife Linda, sisters Elinor Chapman LaPlante Collins, Phyllis Chapman Hall and husband Jimmy, grandchildren Jesse Ezzell and 3 great grandchildren.

John is survived by his wife of 42 years Dianne Lucille (Jones) Chapman, daughters Gail Russell, Kim Chapman, Teresa Storey and husband Harland, Rachel Corson, Mamie Chapman, sons John Chapman Jr., and wife Tammy, Scott Chapman and wife Candace, Christopher Chapman and wife Anna, step daughters Trina Gay and husband Troy, Tanya Whitcomb and husband Jamie, step son Trevor Morin and wife Ryan, brothers Charles Chapman, Bruce Chapman and wife Gail, Daniel Chapman and wife Sandra, Carroll Chapman and wife Sharon, sisters Joyce Morton and husband Rod, Gloria James and husband Karl, 35 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 11am a Maple Grove Cemetery, Dresden.  A gathering will follow at the home of Dan and Sandra Chapman.

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

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F. Roland Morin

pic Morin RolandBowdoinham- Fernando "Roland" Morin of Millay Rd. died April 23rd, 2024, at home, surrounded by his children.

He was born in Yarmouth, the son of Fernando and Eva (Langlois) Morin.

Mr. Morin operated several businesses including Morin's Texaco in Yarmouth, the North Pownal General Store (for over 20 years with wife Joyce), and rental cabins on Rangeley Lake.  Additionally, he was a bus driver and custodian for Pownal and Freeport for over 18 years, then in Rangley also.  He and wife Joyce retired to Bowdoinham as he continued to do part-time custodial work at Bowdoin College for a few years.

He was predeceased by his wife Joyce (Boulay) Morin, grandson Derek Rosengren, and his sisters Theresa, Valencia, and Vivian.

Surviving are his children; Michael Morin and wife Krissi of Bowdoinham, Edward Morin of Bowdoinham, Tammy Garcia and husband Rick of Liberty, Christopher Morin and partner Ellen of Somersworth, NH; sister Janice Walsh and fiancé Ed of South Portland, two stepsons; Eric Rosengren and wife Sherri of Poland, Dale Rosengren and wife Lynda of New Gloucester; 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

There is no service is planned.

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Andy Desjardins

website DesjardinsAndy Desjardins, 60, of Bowdoinham, passed on April 15, 2024, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, with his wife by his side, after battling pancreatic cancer.

Andy was born in Brunswick on October 17,1963, the son of Orel and Joan (Alexander) Desjardins.

Anyone that knew Andy knew what a hard worker he was, starting out as young as 11 years old helping the janitor at Bowdoinham Community School.  When he got older, he loved working on Raymond Mayo’s farm in Bowdoinham.  He went on to work at Knapp Shoe in Lewiston, Etonic Shoe in Richmond, drove as a center liner for Pine State Safety Lines in Topsham, and worked as a foreman for Moore Painting in Brunswick before starting his own successful painting business in 1999, A.D. Painting, which he maintained until his death.

Andy enjoyed 4 wheeling, fishing, & hunting.  But what he lived for was taking care of his family & spoiling his grandchildren.

Andy was predeceased by his father Orel Desjardins and his daughter Kayla Seigars.

He is survived by his mother Joan Goodenow of Oxford, his wife of 36 years Kim Smith Desjardins of Bowdoinham, his daughter Tabatha Lumbert & partner Chris Blake of Richmond, son Darrin Desjardins & partner Ashley Smith of Freeport, son Joshua Desjardins & fiancé Nicole Whitcomb of Bowdoin, son Brandon Desjardins & wife Riley of Bowdoinham, brother Orrin Desjardins of Norridgewock, brother Orel Desjardins, Jr. & wife Lorraine of Bowdoinham, sister Laurie Desjardins Auger & husband Damian of Oxford, 10 grandchildren, several nieces & nephews and his beloved dog Suzie.

At his request, there will be no funeral service.  However, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

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Barbara Ann Cummings

Barbara Ann Cummings, 84 of Augusta passed away on Sunday, April 14,2024.

She was born in Augusta, Maine on July 22, 1939, the daughter of Alexander H. and Lydia (Austin) Cummings.

Barbara attended Williams Grammar School and graduated from Cony High School in 1957.  She received her nursing diploma from Central Maine General Hospital (now, Central Maine Medical Center) in Lewiston, Maine in 1960.  In 1969 she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia with a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.

After completing nursing school, Barbara worked at the Augusta State Hospital (now Riverview) until entering the Air Force Nurse Corps in 1962. After her retirement as Lieutenant Colonel in 1982, she worked for about 2 years at the Maine Veterans Home. In Augusta.

  Most of her military career was spent in the mental health field as both a staff nurse, head nurse and a head nurse at AF Medical Centers in Alaska, Florida, the Philippines, Texas, and Washington DC.  She also served as a senior instructor at the school of Health Care Sciences in Wichita Falls, Texas, and as the chief supervising nurse coordinator at Andrews AFB Medical Center in Washington DC. Additionally, she worked on an Aeromedical Staging Unit at Andrews AFB that received and stabilized casualties injured in Vietnam before airlifting them to other stateside medical facilities closer to their homes.

Barbara was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Citation, The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, The National Defense Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Air Force Longevity Service Award Madal with 4 oak leaf clusters, the armed Forced Reserve Medal, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, and the Chief Instructor Badge.

She was a life member of the Air Force Association, Military Officers Association of America and the National Association of Uniformed Services.  She was a charter member of the Society of Air Force Nurses, the Women’s Memorial Foundation, the Worl Warr II Veterans Committee and the National World War II Museum.

 Barbara was predeceased by her father Alexander, her mother Lydia, her sister Betty Jean Cummings, and a brother Keith Allen Cummings.

Survivors include nephew Ronald Keith Bechard of Augusta, niece Kimberly A (Bechard) Webber of Augusta, 3 much loved great-nephews Brandon Marshall Webber and his fiancé Sarah Bondarko of Monmouth, Dexter Mitchell Webber of Portland, and Patrick Austin Webber, of Monmouth, and her two wonderful and dear friends, cousin Keith Havner of Florida, and nephew Robert A. Webber of Augusta

 There will be no visitation hours.  A graveside service for family will be held at the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery in Augusta.

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

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Mark Edward Johnson

website JohnsonMark Edward Johnson, 60, of Dresden, passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2024.

Born on June 21,1963 in Damariscotta. He would always tell us it’s the longest day of the year, first day of summer. He grew up in Wiscasset. He graduated from Wiscasset High School.

He Married his wife Sandra on August 13,1994 and has Two kids Matthew and Shelby.

While in high school he worked at Races Gas Station in Edgecomb. He worked for Damariscotta police department for one day as Damariscotta 4. He Got his bus driving license his senior year. And drove his class to project graduation. He drove bus at SAD 75 for 13 years. In the summers when there wasn't in school he worked for Webbers construction in Cundy’s Harbor. He worked for the Wiscasset Highway Department. Then moved to the Wiscasset Sewer Department. Then he went to drive bus for Great Salt Bay and Lincoln Academy, Whitefield, and Erskine Academy. His Final Job was with Steve McGee Construction.

Mark enjoyed Spending time with his Granddaughters, driving bus and dump truck, going for four wheeling rides, Haying with Roger Downs, going to camp with the boys, going to Rangeley with his family and going on trips and spending time with his brothers and sisters.

Mark is Predeceased by his father William Johnson, brother Craig Johnson, Mother Patricia Hendrickson, Step-Father Howard Hendrickson.

He is Survived by his Wife Sandra Johnson, Son Matthew Johnson and his daughter Peyton, Daughter Shelby Rice her husband Daniel and Daughter Ryleigh, Sister Theresa Johnson her partner Steve, Brothers Randy Johnson wife Deb aka “Mark JR.”, Joey Johnson wife Deb, Alan Hendrickson Wife Neilly, sister Lou- Ann Rines husband Gilbert. And many nieces and nephews.

The service and Celebration of life will be Sunday April 7,2024 at 2pm at the Elks Lodge 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME

If you wish to bring something, we are doing Finger foods only.

We are keeping it casual the way Mark would want it with flannel shirts.

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

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David Marshall Fitzpatrick

website FitzpatrickDavid (Dave) Marshall Fitzpatrick, 63 of Bowdoinham, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2024, at home surrounded by his family’s love.

David was born on May 6, 1960, in Paintsville, Kentucky to Alwilda Warren and Sam Fitzpatrick. He grew up in Prestonsburg, KY. His love for the outdoors began at the ripe young age of 5, when he took his first solo adventure exploring “the hills”, armed only with his BB gun and a can of chew. When David was 15 years old, his family moved to Monroe, LA, where he lived until he finished high school. As the adage goes, you can take the boy out of Kentucky, but you can’t take Kentucky out of the boy. The very day he graduated from high school, David packed his car and moved back to Kentucky.

David enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1982, serving 13 years, protecting and defending our great nation. David met his wife Cheryl, while stationed at the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, in Rochester, NY and they were married in 1995. After his discharge, he worked a variety of jobs while supporting his wife’s Navy career, but most recently retired in 2023, from Nantasket Roads Transportation after 20 years of employment.

David enjoyed all sports, hiking in the woods, going to the range, bowling, B horror movies, music, and video games. He was a dedicated father, coaching softball to teach his daughter the necessary skills to engage and master the game. He signed up and participated in karate classes with his young son to encourage, support, and lead by example. Dave often said, “I’m too old for this shit”, whether or not he meant it. He was fond of teasing his wife and daughter by howling like a wolf whenever they would sing out loud. He remained steadfast and fair and was known for his generous and kind behavior towards others. He maintained a quiet confidence in living a simple life and treated everyone with respect.

David fought a long and courageous battle with prostate cancer and is survived by his wife Cheryl (Hood) Fitzpatrick, daughter Fallon Marie Fitzpatrick, son-in-law Thomas Smith and his grandson Wilson, of Hilliard, Ohio, and his son Kyle Roland Marshall Fitzpatrick of Bowdoinham. He is survived by siblings Meg Marshall, Forrest Blackstock, and Steve Fitzpatrick of Prestonsburg, Kentucky.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 06, at Kincer Funeral Home at 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME from 2pm to 3pm, with a service to begin at 3pm

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Prostate Cancer Foundation https://www.pcf.org/ and Androscoggin Home Healthcare & Hospice https://androscoggin.org/giving/gifts-of-remembrance/ 

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

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Esther Anne Whitmore

Whitmore WebFreeport- Esther Anne Whitmore, beloved mother, wife, and friend, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024, at the age of 88. She was born on July 15, 1935, in Topsham, Maine, to Chester Staples and Susie Johnson, and most recently resided in Durham, Maine.

Esther's professional journey led her to work in the Shoe shop alongside her first husband, David Galarneau. However, her proudest accomplishment and greatest joy came from being a loving mother to her children, David, Daniel, and Ronald.

Esther found love again when she married Robert Whitmore on April 18, 2009. Together, they created a beautiful and caring home. Esther is survived by her second husband, Robert, her son Ronald, and her brother, Wally Staples, and his wife Sharon.

Known for her kind-hearted and caring nature, Esther impacted the lives of those around her by always lending a helping hand. She had a beautiful soul, which was reflected in her love for planting in her flowerbeds and caring for her dogs Sammy, Timmy, Keith and Luke.

Esther and Robert's spiritual journey led them to the Wiscasset Nazarene Church, where they found solace and community.

Esther Anne Whitmore will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her memory will live on through the love and kindness she shared with others.

Esther was predeceased by her first husband David, her son Daniel, her son David, her parents Chester and Susie, along with several siblings.

A Funeral will be held in Esther’s Honor Saturday March 30th 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Wiscasset Nazarene Church.

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


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LouAnn (Warner) Pignataro

pic Pignataro LouAnnAugusta – LouAnn (Warner) Pignataro, 65, of Augusta passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 15, 2024. She was born on August 20, 1958 , a daughter of the late Gordon Warner and Janet (Gardner) Consiglio.

LouAnn worked for Sunrise House – Motivational Services and previously at NEADS; training puppies to become service animals.

LouAnn loved her daughter and was so proud of her and her accomplishments. She loved animals and being outdoors, gardening, hiking, traveling the world. She shared all of these passions with her daughter. LouAnn's favorite place to go hiking was in Washington State with her daughter. She loved her dog Belle and her family very much.

LouAnn is survived by her Daughter Kayla (Pignataro) War and her husband Donald War of Florida, her beloved dog Belle, brothers: Alan Warner (Florida), Peter Warner and his wife MaryBeth (Maine), Clifton Warner and wife Cheryl (Alabama), Brian Warner and wife Kathy (Louisiana) and by her sisters: Mary Leroux (Massachusetts), Robin Holmen and husband Greg (Texas), Kimberly Brideau and husband Robert (Massachusetts), and Michelle Thurston and husband Kelly Cook (Illinois). An aunt Naureen Cournoyer Buck (Louisiana). As well as by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Barber's Crossing in Sterling, MA on March 23, 2024 at 12:30pm.

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

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Nancy (Hayes) Kane

pic KaneRichmond- Nancy (Hayes) Kane, age 75, formerly of Richmond passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Nancy was born on March 22, 1948, to John and Josephine Hayes on Long Island, NY. She worked for the Uniondale School District for over 25 years. She was active in the Uniondale Fire Department Auxiliary, supporting the department anyway she could. Nancy was happily married to Sylvester Kane for 46 years who preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Thomas Kane and his wife, Lori, Kelly Grib and her husband Bud. She was a proud grandmother to three adoring grandchildren, Cassandra Kane, Patrick Kane and Kaitlyn Grib.  

Nancy adored and lived for her family above all else. She enjoyed visiting her family’s vacation home in the Pocono area of Pennsylvania with her husband and children (and later with her grandchildren). There she spent quality time with her family enjoying playing games, cooking delicious meals and watching the wildlife roaming the area. 

Friends and family can gather and pay respects at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from 1PM-3PM. 

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

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Mary B. Cray

pic CrayRichmond- Mary B. Cray passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 13, 2024.

Mary was a long-time resident of Richmond, Maine.  She drove school bus for the Richmond School Department for many years.  She was the owner of Mary's Place where she loved to serve up her famous fried clams.  People came from all around to get her seafood.  Mary loved collecting dolls and rocks and had a very nice collection of both.  She always had a smile on her face and a big heart as well as a great sense of humor.   Her family was the most important to her.   She had many friends who brought her much joy.  She will be missed by all.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel Wallace, her husband, Wesley Cray, jr., daughter, Ethel Call, grandson, Zachary Cray, son-in-law, Elwin Page and by her dog, Puggy.

She is survived by daughter, Donna Berry and her partner Steven Alley of Newcastle, daughter Nettie Page of Richmond, son Wesley Cray and wife, Mary of Madawamkeag, son Leon Cray and his special lady, son, Robert Cray and wife Cheryl of Richmond, daughter Sonia and husband Steven Lilly of Dresden.  Mary also leaves 14 grand kids and several great grand kids.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Donations can be made in her name to the Richmond Booster Club.

Arrangements are being done by Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME  04357.

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Michael C. Bodge

pic BodgeMichael C. Bodge,80, of Bar Harbor, ME, Died on 3/7/2024 in Brewer ME.

Michael was born on April 2,1943 to Maurice and Lina (Whitney) Bodge Sr.

Mike always had a love of listening and collecting music. For many years he enjoyed camping, fishing, ham radio operating, touring in the motor home, playing cards and board games, and doing absolutely anything that involved family.

Mike worked several jobs in construction and shoe manufacturing until becoming a Shipfitter at Bath Iron Works for 32 years until retirement. Right after retirement Michael and Sandy, his wife, set forth on many adventures in their motorhome. They traversed the country, sightseeing and constantly visiting friends and family along the way.  They eventually bought a house in Zephyrhills, FL but motor-homed back to Maine every summer to be with family. After Sandy’s passing Mike came back north to live with his son and family in Bar Harbor and enjoyed summers in the motorhome at their camp in Eastbrook.

He was predeceased by his parents Maurice and Lina (Whitney) Bodge Sr., wife of 52 years Sandra Louise Bodge, brother Robert C. Bodge Sr. and wife Pauline, brother Maurice “Bud” Bodge Jr. and wife Glenna, sister Marjorie Hall and husband Douglas, and brother-in-law George Stiles.

 Mike is survived by Steven M. Bodge and wife Allie, sister Shirley Stiles, grandchildren Lina and Ewen Bodge, stepson Bruce Ramsey and wife Mariea; many wonderful step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren, and innumerable closely held and much-loved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be a graveside service for Mike on June 22nd at the Evergreen Cemetery, Alexander Reed Rd. Richmond, 2pm.

Please donate to an organization of your choice in memoriam.

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

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William (Bill) Fuller Brooks

pic Brooks WilliamRichmond, ME- William (Bill) Fuller Brooks, Jr., 81 of Richmond, Maine, passed away peacefully at home on March 4, 2024 from severe COPD and emphysema. Born in Augusta, Maine,  he was the son of William F. Brooks, Sr., of Jaffrey, NH and Ida E. Brooks of Winthrop ME.

As a baby he lived in Winthrop and Northeast Harbor5, ME with his mother and sister while his father was in the service during WWII. They moved to Jaffrey, NH when he was a child. He attended Jaffrey schools through graduation at Conant High School in 1961. He was an Honor student with a genius IQ.  He won the High School Science Fair in Physics his senior year, played trombone in the school band, was on the soccer team and was class Vice President. Bill was the first Cadet Commander of the newly formed Jaffrey Civil Air Patrol Squadron, an auxiliary branch of the U.S. Air Force.

In 1961 he married Merrilee Fiske of Temple, NH.

He had wanted to attend M.I.T. to study Nuclear Physics, instead he settled for a paying job with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He entered a four year apprenticeship in nuclear submarine shipbuilding. After graduation and several more years he achieved the position of Production Shop Planner. In 1971, he was promoted to Planner and Estimator Machinery Systems  at the Navy's Ship Repair Facility, Guam. During this time, he provided maintenance support to ships serving in Vietnam, and was Project Officer for several battle damaged ships traveling from Guam back to Hawaii and San Diego. Bill received several performance awards for his efforts.

After leaving Guam in 1975, he worked for the Navy in San Diego as a Production Controller, a Ship Surveyor, and as an Advance Planning Ship Repair Project Officer. In 1979, he transferred to the Navy Office at Bath Iron Works Shipyard in ME. There he was a Production Controller, Project Officer, Contract Negotiator, Procurement Analyst, and Supervisory Contract Cost/Price Analyst. 

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Peter Lincoln Willard

website Willard(Dresden, ME) Peter Lincoln Willard (88) died peacefully February 25, 2024, surrounded by his family. Peter was born on June 21, 1935, in Newark, NJ to Warren Wyeth and Grace Kettell Willard. He was their fourth child. He grew up in Wheaton, IL, and on Cape Cod, where his family started a Christian summer camp. His father volunteered during WWII and became a highly decorated Chaplain in the Navy. While his father was away at war, his mother kept the summer camp going and even added acreage to the property. Peter loved the summers he spent on Cape Cod, swimming and sailing on the lake. He majored in Biology at Baylor University and graduated in 1958. He taught high school in Vermont as well as lay-pastored in country churches. He met his wife Jean just after she had backed into her sister’s new car with the family tractor. She was crying and her hair was in curlers. After a few years, they married on June 10, 1964. Peter had been accepted into a graduate program, so they honeymooned as they sped across the country to Wyoming. On the first day of class, he doodled on a classmate’s paper, “I have no idea what is going on,” to which his seatmate doodled back, “Neither do I”. Frank Hayward was from Maine and had a wife and two young children. This was the beginning of a partnership that would last for the next 40 years. After the two graduated with their Master’s degrees in Natural Sciences from the University of Wyoming in 1967, they started a summer camp together in Maine. Peter found the property in Woolwich, ME, and raised the funds to buy it. Frank, his wife Laura, and his family joined Peter and Jean and they opened Chop Point Camp in 1967. The camp was the passion project into which they poured all they had. The summer camp brought 80 teenagers at a time to Maine to have fun and learn about the love of Jesus Christ. In 1975, Peter heard about the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh and hopped on a plane to see how he could help. He started The Widow’s Friend, a project that taught single mothers to embroider so that they could earn a living. His sister, Faith Willard, later stepped in to grow the project into a medical clinic and orphanage. In 1987, Peter and Frank opened Chop Point School on the summer camp property. It is a K-12 school of about 85 students that provides an alternative education to public school. All of the teachers are Christians and they aim to educate and spread the love of Jesus to their students. After many years of bringing students to Mexico City on mission trips, Peter built a facility in Nicaragua where teenagers from the United States host summer camp programs for poor children from that country. Campo Alegria (Camp Happiness) opened in 1997. All four of these projects are still operational.

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Michaleen Rose Toothaker

pic ToothakerMonmouth- Michaleen Rose Toothaker (known to her friends as Mikki) of Monmouth passed away peacefully at age 82 on February 14, 2024 at Marshwood Center in Lewiston after an extended battle with Dementia.

Mikki was born in Millinocket January 21, 1942. Daughter of Newell Grant Myshrall and Marcia Dorothy Bartlett Myshrall.  She married Roland Paquet had three children Louie, Julie and Jamie.  After her children were grown she married Fred Toothaker in 1981 whom she was with until Freds Death in April 2023.

Mikki had many occupations during her life:  hairdresser in Topsham while raising her children; seamstress making wedding gowns and window treatments; L.L. Bean; working beside her husband, Fred on his lobster boat in Cundy's Harbor; and waitressing.

Among her many hobbies Mikki enjoyed designing and making wedding dresses, cake decorating, reading, snowmobiling with

Fred and friends, fishing and hunting with her sons Louie, Jamie, and son-in-law George Pooters.

Mikki is preceded in death by parents Newell and Marcia Myshrall, husband Fred Toothaker, brothers William and George Myshrall and grand-daughter Meghan Passey.

She is survived by children Louie and Risa Paquet, Julie and Steve Passey, Jamie and Kathryn Paquet; step-daughter Kelley and Brad Williams; six grandchildren and thirteen great-granchildren; sister-in-Law Carolyn Neidt; and four neices and nephews plus seventeen great nieces and nephews.

Mom will be missed by many who have been blessed to have her in their lives. We will miss her most during the Christmas Holiday. She loved cooking family dinners, riding around looking at lights,

and gift shopping with family. 

She can now rest with all who left before her.

The family is respecting Mikki's request for “No Funeral Service".  She is being Cremated at Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond.  Family will put Mom to rest in the Spring.

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Harriett L. Fitzmaurice

pic FitzmauriceBowdoin- Harriett L. Fitzmaurice, 85, of Bowdoin, passed away on Feb. 23, 2024.

Harriett was born on Oct. 03, 1938, in Skowhegan, the daughter of Faber S. and Lillian I. (Bagley) Greene.  She married her husband Michael J. Fitzmaurice on July 06, 1957.

Harriett was a stay-at home Navy mom for many years and then became a valuable part of the Mid Coast hospital staff for 32 years, making patients and Colleagues smile.  She enjoyed camp life on Moxie Pond, and was a wonderful cook and baker, she enjoyed knitting as well.  Most of all, people will remember her for her nurturing and compassionate nature.

Harriett was predeceased by her parents and sister Roberta Whelan.

She is survived by her loving husband Michael J. Fitzmaurice, her children Holly Fitzmaurice and her wife Anita Thomas, and Michael Fitzmaurice and his former wife Diane, grandchildren Kelly Theberge and her husband Alex, Brian Fitzmaurice and wife Rhonda, as well as her great grandchildren Ella and Theodore Fitzmaurice.

There will be no funeral service, but a celebration of Harriett’s life will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the MidCoast Humane Society, 5 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick, ME  04011.

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

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Jacqueline Edith Caswell

pic CaswellBowdoinham - Jacqueline Edith Caswell, 62 of Bowdoinham, passed away on January 17, 2024, at her home surrounded by family.

Jackie was born was born in Newburyport, MA on January 14, 1962, the daughter of John Edward and Betty Mary White.

As a child, Jackie developed a love for horses.  She was often seen tending to or riding her horse King on her grandfather's (Bumpa) farm in Byfield Mass.  She moved to Litchfield Maine in 1974, where she laid her roots.  Becoming a part of Oak Hill High Schools very first Freshman class, Jackie graduated in 1980.  In 1981 and 1982 Jackie had her 2 sons who she treasured, and established a family of her very own.

Jackie spent the majority of her adult life working as an Ed Tech in RSU 4 and MSAD 11 Schools, where she made life long meaningful connections with special needs and behavior students.  It was her calling.  Where others saw labels, she saw kids who needed an advocate or a person to confide in.

Jackie was an avid advocate for Special Olympics and assisting students with special needs. She was her happiest when helping others.  She loved Bingo, paint-nights, impromptu shopping trips. Jackie was a skilled crafter, often crocheting blankets for her family and hats for local schools.  When she wasn't keeping herself busy with work and family she spent her free time taking long walks with her dog Bella. Or movie date nights with her great nephew John, who lovingly gave her the name "Ya-Ya".  

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Richard Dunbar

Richard DunbarRichard Dunbar Sr, 81, of Bowdoinham, passed away on January 18th 2024 at Central Maine Medical Center from a heart attack. He was surrounded by loved ones when he passed.

He was predeceased by his ex-wife Debbie Dunbar, his son Richard Dunbar. Jr, and his grandson Robert Despres. He leaves behind his wife, Ludivina Dunbar, his son Joe Dunbar, his daughter Candy Dunbar, his sister-in-law Clarrisa Ramirez, his daughter in law Theresa Despres, his granddaughter Angela Despres, great grandsons Donnovan Adams and Darian Smith, as well as several brothers and sisters and extended family.

Richard grew up in New Gloucester, before moving to Bowdoinham over 60 years ago.  Richard was well known and respected throughout the Bowdoinham community by his friends and neighbors.  He owned several businesses throughout the years from his home, including a small engine repair shop, a very popular and successful multi acre raspberry farm, and a bottle redemption center.

Richard had a love for country music as well as classic western tv and movies.  He also attended church through the years at Richmond Corner Baptist Church in Richmond.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 3rd from 2:00-5:00 PM at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St in Richmond.  A full funeral service will be held in the spring at Bay View Cemetery in Bowdoinham, at a date and time to be announced at a later time.

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Richard F. Dunbar Sr.

Bowdoinham-Richard F. Dunbar Sr., passed away on January 18, 2024.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Saturday, February 3rd from 2-5pm at Kincer Funeral Home.

A graveside service will take place in the spring.

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Charlotte Beasley

Photo Charlotte CopyRichmond-Charlotte Beasley, 81, passed away in the hospital after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer on Sunday, January 28, 2024.

She was born in Houlton, Maine, the daughter of Chester and Ida (Hickling) Burton on October 25, 1942.

Charlotte stitched shoes for over 40 years at Eaton Shoe, which later became Etonic. She loved working there, her co-workers were like family to her. She was very sad when the shoe shop closed. Later in life she became the beloved bartender at Gardiner Eagles Club.

Charlotte's favorite summer pastime was camping. She had her most fun while camping at The Birches, in Litchfield.  She always had a fire burning and she could whip up enough food to feed the entire campground with a few moments notice. She loved and was loved by her camping community.

Charlotte was an avid “gambler”.  She played bingo for years but what thrilled her the most was feeding the slot machines.  She took multiple gambling trips to Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Foxwoods, New Orleans, Tunica, Bangor and Oxford casinos. 

Charlotte belonged to the Eagles Club, Elks Club and American Legion. Prior to being ill, she was instrumental in organizing and preparing food for the annual Thanksgiving dinner held at the Gardiner Eagles Club.

Charlotte was predeceased by her parents, longtime partner Victor Gagnon, former husband and father of her children, Kenneth "Dickey" Beasley, sister Ellen Sproul, brother-in-law Harold Sproul, and step son, Trent Gagnon. 

She is survived by her son Kenny Beasley and his fiance Tory Gensel of Richmond, Robert Beasley of Richmond, daughter Tina Cadrette, and son-in-law Matthew Cadrette of Alabama. Charlotte is also survived by her grandchildren, Amanda, Ben, Brandon, Britney, Carson, Devin, Jasmine, KC, Khegan, Ricky, Robby, 15 great grandchildren, niece Debbie Gray and her son Jason Gray, along with stepson Eddie and Glenn Gagnon. Charlotte is survived by others who were special people in her life, Melisa Hurley, who she had an incredible bond with, Charlie Hanson who she referred to as her “other” son and her best friend Betty MacWhinnie. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date and will be announced on FaceBook.

In Charlotte's memory donations may be made to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society 10 Pethaven Lane Augusta, Me 04330.

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Nancy C. Morton

MortonWiscasset-Nancy C. Morton, 80, of the Lowelltown Rd., passed away on January 22, 2024 at her home.

She was born in Wiscasset on March 17, 1943 the daughter of Arthur and Madelyn Delano.

Nancy was the consummate home body, she enjoyed taking care if her home, her family and the neighborhood.  She loved her horses, gardening, all types of animals, anything to do with art, line dancing and especially time spent with her grandkids.

Nancy was predeceased by her husband Milan Morton Jr., her parents, the Delano Brother's Arthur Jr., Wendell, Lloyd, Kenny, George, Robert, Jeff, sisters Marjorie Sproul, Margaret Creamer, and Martha Delano and Polly Webber.

She is survived by Daughters Debbie Gagnon and husband David, Tammy Morton and partner Mike, son Russell Morton, granddaughters Sara Harvey and husband Mike, Ashley Gagnon, Kolby Morton, great grandchildren Bryan Gagnon, Anthony Monfiletto and Emmett Harvey. Also special friends Molly, Amanda and Abbey.

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

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Dennis C. Tome

TomeBOWDOINHAM- Dennis C. Tome, 68, of River Road, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

Dennis was born in Damariscotta, Maine to Harry and Pauline (Colby) Tome. He lived most of his life on River Road, across the street from his high school sweetheart, Rachelle Mateyko.  In 1975 they married and began a life of 48 years together. Dennis graduated from Brunswick High School in 1973.  In August of that fall, he began a 45-year career at Bath Irons Works.  During his time there, he worked as a welder, pipefitter, and deck plate planner, and developed many long-lasting friendships.

Dennis loved being near his family and in 1978 he built a home next door to his parents and across the street from Rachelle’s. Later, in preparation for retirement, Dennis built a welding shop called Cathance Creations.  He provided welding and fabrication services to many locals around the area.   

Dennis was a loving husband and devoted father. He treasured his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their activities, including soccer, softball, football, and cheering, and would travel across the state to support them.  He was excited to take the family to Disney World in 2022.

Dennis enjoyed hunting and fishing. His favorite memories included hunting in Bowdoinham with his family and ice fishing trips up north with friends. He loved boating in the bay and treasured the summers spent on his boat, Mission Impossible, with the Merrymeeting Bay Yacht Club.  Most recently, he enjoyed golfing with many of his buddies from BIW. He also loved spending time in his shop, Cathance Creations, where many stopped by to visit.

Dennis loved his hometown of Bowdoinham and collected many treasures representing its history. As a young man, he was a member of the Bowdoinham Volunteer Fire Department and also served as a town constable for several years.  As his children grew, he spent several years as a coach for Bowdoinham’s Little League and Babe Ruth teams.   He was especially proud of his work on the first Bowdoinham Waterfront Committee, which worked with the Army Corp of Engineers to create the park we have today.  He was a strong advocate of the Town Hall restoration efforts and spent many hours volunteering for early improvement projects.  Most recently, he has been an avid supporter of the Bowdoinham Food Pantry.  He spent several years working with wife, Rachelle, packing and delivering for the student backpack program.

Besides his wife, Rachelle, he is survived by their son, Michael, daughter, Kelli Noyes and her husband, David, and six grandchildren, Makenzy, Jennifer, Emily, Jacob, Kaiden and Makayla. He is survived by a sister, Lorrie and her husband Dwain Swindler, a niece, Jessica Bleau and her family, and a nephew Nicholas Frizzle and wife Haley.  He is also survived by his stepmother, Carlyn Tome, and step-sisters, Debra Tait and husband Greg, Sherry Colville and husband Cliff, and their families.  Dennis always felt blessed to be surrounded by family, including several aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as many dear friends.

Special thanks to CHANS, the New England Cancer Center in Topsham, Dr. Kathleen Trapp and all of the family and friends who provided support throughout this journey.

Visiting hours will be at Kincer Funeral Home on February 9th from 5-8pm, with a time to celebrate memories and stories beginning at 7pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ambrose Church, in Richmond at 10am on February 10th, with a gathering to follow in the parish hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bowdoinham Food Pantry, 9 Main Street, Suite C, Bowdoinham, ME 04008, c/o Jennifer Stonebreaker, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Kandace Lord


Screenshot 20240121 223836 FacebookI'm a new day rising
I'm a brand new sky
to hang the stars upon tonight"
–Foo Fighters
Kandace (Cumming) Lord
June 27, 1979 - January 19, 2024
On Friday, January 19th, 2024, Kandace (Cumming) Lord passed away after a brief illness at Midcoast Hospital in Brunswick. Though her sudden departure is a difficult adjustment for the family and friends close to her, Kandace's immense impact has been felt through the outpouring of love from her community.
Kandace was born in Presque Isle, Maine on June 27, 1979 to Gregory and Kimberly Cumming and lived in Richmond, Maine.
Kandace met the love of her life and future husband Jeff Lord at Richmond High School. They spent 25 wonderful years together and have two beautiful children, Emma and Ethan.
After graduating in 1997, Kandace worked in a variety of music stores. Music was one of Kandace's great joys and passions in life. She then stepped into her incredible gifts with children by working at Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation. Kandace later opened her own home to caring for children, devoting her love and many years of her life to both her own children and others, passing on to them her big heart and kind spirit. Over the past year, Kandace enjoyed a new role working at Big Lots in Brunswick.
Kandace is survived by her loving husband Jeff and her two beloved children Emma (19) and Ethan (16), as well as Ethan's sweetheart, Abigail (Bee) Blake; her father Gregory Cumming and his wife Penny, of Brunswick; her sister Ara (Barbara) Wood, sibling-in-law David Wood, and nephew Linden Wood, of Lafayette, Colorado; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Kathy Lord, of Richmond; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jesse and Janice Lord and their children Cyrus and Jocelyn, of Richmond; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony at The Richmond Grange Hall at 15 Alexander Reed Road in Richmond on Saturday, February 3rd at 1:00 p.m. All are invited to attend and celebrate the life of this amazing woman and presence in the community.
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Leo Pinette

pic PinetteLeo Pinette, 71, of Georgetown, passed on Dec. 29, 2023 at Mid Coast Hospital with family by his side.

Leo was born in Bath, the son of Alfred and Gloris (Pertell) Pinette.

Leo’ work history included being a woodcutter, a clammer, federal distribution truck driver, Pierce & Hartung lumber yard, carpentry work, and over 50 years of lobstering.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling with his friends, feeding the deer, being at camp (his happy place) with all his buddies, watching westerns, and football.

Leo was predeceased by his parents, his brother Anthony, and 3 long-time friends Ken Gibb, George Clough, and Hammy Staples.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Dolores (Barter) Pinette, his daughter Tracie, son Dale, three grandchildren Sophia Moore, Addison, and Andrew White, sister Phyllis Coombs an husband Walter, brothers Jeffrey and wife Lori, James and wife Becky, sister-in-law Joy Pinette, half-brothers Fred and Mark Peterson, sister-in-law Diane West and husband John and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Join us for a Celebration of Leo’s life on January 27, 2024 at 2pm at the Georgetown Community Center, 19 Old Schoolhouse Rd, Georgetown, ME 04548.

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

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Janice "Janny" Lilly

RichmLillyond- Janice (“Janny”) Edith Wagg Lilly of Richmond, Maine passed away peacefully on January 3rd, 2024, after a sudden illness, aged 69, with her loving family by her side.

She was born on July 12th, 1954, in Bowdoin, Maine.  She graduated from Lisbon Falls High School and lived in Maine throughout her life, in Bowdoin, Litchfield and Richmond.

Janny was preceded in death by her parents; John Wilbur Wagg and Geraldine Theresa Whitney Wagg, her daughter Christina Rea Tarr, her brothers John Wilbur Wagg II and Leon Gerald Wagg.

Janny is survived by her husband Gilbert Mitchell Lilly Sr., of Richmond, ME, her sons Gilbert Mitchell Lilly Jr., of Wales, ME, and Justin Whitney Lilly of Columbus, OH, her siblings Emery William Wagg of Pahrump, NV, Kathryn Shirley Wagg Bernier of Bowdoin, ME, Thomas James Wagg of Bowdoin, ME, Ava Caroline Wagg Ricker of Nashua, NH, Burton A. Wagg of Madison, NC, Geraldine Evelyn Wagg Beirne of Brunswick, ME, and Joseph Alfred Wagg of Bowdoin, ME, and many nieces and nephews.

Janny had numerous hobbies, among them card design, scrapbooking, knitting, cross stitching, Diamond Dot and jewelry collecting (earrings and lapel pins).  She also had a tremendous love of hats and wore them with style.  Janny’s great passion was reading- some of her favorite authors were Steven King and Nora Roberts.  Her favorite books included Little Women.  Her favorite movies were Gone with the Wind and It’s a Wonderful Life.  Elvis Presley and Sam Elliot were her favorite performers.  She will be sorely missed. May she rest in eternal peace. 

Burial will be in the Spring.

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

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Francis E. Yeaton

YeatonRichmond- Francis E. Yeaton, 88, of Richmond, passed away on January 03, 2024, at his home in Richmond.

Francis was born on March 08, 1935, the son of Chester L. and Marion L. (Martin) Yeaton.

Francis enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and doing carpentry work.  He owned the Richmond Dairy Bar for 10 years, worked as a wood cutter, a trash hauler with his nephew Kevin Smith, construction worker, delivered milk and his favorite job was as an over-the-road truck driver for St. Johnsbury.

Francis was predeceased by his first wife Shirley, daughter Karen, and his son Greg., and brother Robert. He is survived by his wife Louise, daughter Vicki, stepson David and wife Rebecca, Stepdaughter Mary and spouse Frank, and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.  He is also survived by his two sisters Elizabeth (Betty) and Carol.

A celebration of Francis’ life will be held at the Richmond Nazarene Church on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 11am

The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff at Chans,  Richard & Elizabeth, Pamela Hetland, Kevin Smith, and Darlene & Bill.

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

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