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Johnson, Joseph Maurice "Joe" - Belfast  
BELFAST - Joseph "Joe" Maurice Johnson, 93, of Belfast, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015. He was born in St. Albans, Maine, February 24, 1922, one of seven children, to Methyl (Parkman) Johnson and Merle E. Johnson. He attended Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston, Maine and was a member of the track team. He graduated in Automotive Technology from Greer College, Chicago, Illinois in 1940. He married Lois Patten of Charleston, Maine on September 23, 1940. During WWII, Joe served as an Engineman in the U.S. Navy on the submarine S.S. Spot stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He made three combat patrols in enemy waters. After his discharge from the Navy, he and his wife, Lois, of 70 years, opened "Johnson's Auto Body Works" on Route 137 in Belfast. They operated the business for over 61 years with auto sales and repair for customers all over Maine. Joe was a lifetime member of the Belfast Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies of Bangor, Anah Shrine Temple of Bangor, and the Waldo County Shrine Club in Belfast, and an Associate member of the Eastern Star. Joseph had many interests including racing two stock cars at Unity Raceway, boating and lobstering part time at Penobscot Bay, flying his Piper Cub airplane in the early 1950's, camping trips with their many friends, dancing and traveling to FL, CA, Mexico, Canada and Bermuda. Mr. Johnson was predeceased by three sisters: Evelyn Candage of MA, Marie Backus of Vermont, and Thirma Blethen of Maine; and two brothers: Lewis of N.H., and Everett of CT. He is survived by his daughter, Janett Sims of Iva, S.C. and his son, Joseph Merle of Lincolnton, N.C.; one brother, Arnold, of The Villages, FL; four grandchildren: Stephen Sims of Norman, OK, Shelley Belouski of Thousand Oaks, CA, Scott Johnson of VA and Donald Johnson of Lincolnton, N.C.; five great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Celebration of life will be held at 10:00am on Friday, April 24, 2015 at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast, ME. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Anah Shrine Temple, 586 Main St., Bangor, Maine 04401. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 22, 2015
Jones, Donna P. - Woodland  
WOODLAND - Donna P. Jones, 58 died unexpectedly April 18, 2015 at a Caribou hospital. She was born in Tacoma, Washington August 2, 1956 the daughter of Joseph Patrick and Dorothy H. (Skipper) Sirois. Donna was employed as the sales supervisor at J.C. Penney at the Aroostook Center Mall for many years, a job she truly loved, as it gave her a chance to showcase her love of fashion and fashion trends, as well as being well dressed for all occasions. She was also the bookkeeper for Tech Electric. Donna married Timothy Jones May 12, 1979. She was an avid reader, especially Stephen King novels. She loved to spend time outdoors with her family, especially those times around the campfire. She also loved the water, spending time at the beach as well as listening to the loons around area ponds and lakes. Surviving in addition to her husband of over 35 years, Tim of Woodland is her mother Dorothy of Calais; also three daughters and two sons-in-law; Tracey and Travis Levesque of Woodland, Angela and Brad Pelletier of Lebanon, N.H., and Tonya Jones of Woodland. Four sisters; Denise McLellan and Deborah Beaulieu both of Presque Isle, Patricia Gilreath of Brunswick, GA., and Dawn Chick of Calais. Her special grandchildren; Nick and Gage Levesque, Aubrey Pelletier, Zoey and Edric Jones. Several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou 7-9 pm Wednesday. Private family services will be held Thursday at the funeral home. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Donna may do so to assist the family. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 21, 2015
Langille, Alan R. - Orono  
ORONO - Alan R. Langille, 77, passed away on April 19, 2015. Alan was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia on April 2, 1938, the youngest son of Ralph A. Langille and Eleanor C. (Logan) Langille. He was educated in Truro, Nova Scotia, graduating from Colchester Counter Academy in 1956. Following graduation he attended the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, now Dalhousie University, prior to attending McGill University, Montreal, P.Q., where he graduated with a B.S. degree in 1960. Later that year, he enrolled in the graduate school of the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, receiving an M.S. degree in 1962. That fall he entered a doctoral program in the Agronomy Department of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and completed his PhD requirements in 1967. He joined the staff of the department of Plant and Soil Sciences of the University of Maine in the fall of 1967 as an Assistant Professor. His responsibilities included teaching several plant science courses, conducting research, and directing graduate students in the basic physiology of the potato. During the final 12 years of his career, he taught and developed a field research program in turfgrass science, establishing the University of Maine as an official site for the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program, based in Beltsville, MD. He spent 39 years at the University of Maine, retiring in 2006 as a Professor of Agronomy and Cooperating Professor of Botany. He was predeceased by his parent and brothers, A. Bruce Langille and James E. Langille. He is survived by his wife, Dolores Langille of Orono; son, Jonathan Langille; daughter-in-law, Severine Imbert de Smirnoff; and granddaughter, Emmeline, all of Boston, MA. The Family wishes to thank all of the staff at EMMC Cancer Care, especially Dr. Karin Giordano, for their kindness and support during the last six years. Gifts in his memory may be made to EMMC Cancer Care, 33 Whiting Hill Road, Brewer, ME, or Boston University School of Medicine Amyloidosis Center, 72 E. Concord St, K503, Boston, MA. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 22, 2015
Lenentine, Lillian Clark - South Windsor  
SOUTH WINDSOR - Lillian Clark Lenentine, 81, of South Windsor, died Monday April 20, 2015 at Saint Francis Hospital due to complications from congestive heart failure. She was born In Oakfield, Maine and had lived in South Windsor for over 50 years. Lillian worked at Phillip R. Smith School on Avery Street for 28 years first as a substitute teacher and Librarian until she earned her Master's degree from UConn. She then taught 2nd and 4th grades and even after retirement was a volunteer at the school. She was also the neighborhood Girls Scout leader for many years. Lillian was predeceased by her husband Weldon J. Lenentine and her sister Alca (Clark) Bechard. She leaves her two daughters Karen L. Dalrymple and her husband George of West Suffield, CT, and Cheryl L. Desmond and her husband Jed of Bristol, CT. She also leaves her granddaughter Katie Tirrell of Terryville, CT, her brother George N. Clark of Oakfield, ME and her sister Sandra Estes and her husband George of Lee, NH and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held on Saturday April 25th at 12:00pm followed by burial in Wapping Cemetery. Her family will receive visitors at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor, before the services from 11am to noon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Food Share, 450 Woodland Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002. For online condolences and guestbook please visit www.CarmonFuneralHome.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 23, 2015
Leonard, Pauline E. (In Memoriam)  
In Loving Memory Of PAULINE E. LEONARD Oct 28, 1925 - Apr 22, 2014 We can't believe it has been a year since you left. We all miss you and think of you everyday. We wish we could have had more time together, but know we will be together some day. All our love to a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Carolyn,Steve Bill, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 22, 2015
Lyons, Fay Arthur "Pete" - East Millinocket  
EAST MILLINOCKET - Fay Arthur "Pete" Lyons, 70, husband of Bonnie (Manter) Lyons, passed away April 19, 2015, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1944, in Medway, the son of Fay Everett and Florence(Clukey) Lyons. Pete served several years with the Army National Guard and retired from the Great Northern Paper Company where he was employed for many years. Pete and Bonnie enjoyed many years at Nesowadnehunk Lake camping and fishing. He attended Calvary Temple-Assembly of God church. Pete was known as a trustworthy and honest man and he loved his family dearly, and was a special Pupa. In addition to his wife, Bonnie, of 49 years, he is survived by two children, Karen Majkowski and her husband, Mark, and Matthew Lyons and his wife, Roxann; four grandchildren, Alisha, Brianna, Lacey and Matty; three great-grandchildren, Chase, Hayden and RaeLynn; a brother, Prince Lyons and his wife, Sue; two brothers-in-law, John and his wife, Vicki Stanley, and Bill Stanley; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by five siblings, Roy, Donald, Paul, and Malcolm Lyons and Jean Moore. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Temple-Assembly of God, 2 Orchard Street, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Regginal Adams officiating. Interment will be in East Millinocket Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Calvary Temple building fund. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 22, 2015
Lyons, Fay Arthur "Pete" - East Millinocket  
EAST MILLINOCKET - Fay Arthur "Pete" Lyons, 70, passed away Apr 19, 2015 at his home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Temple-Assembly of God, 2 Orchard Street, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday's Bangor Daily News. Clay Funeral Home, Lincoln.
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 21, 2015
Manzo, Sage - Bangor  
BANGOR - Sage Manzo, 19, passed away peacefully after a long struggle with renal disease on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Bangor, Maine. Sage was born on January 19, 1996, in Terre Haute, IN, to her parents Louis and Melinda Manzo. Sage attended Bangor High School and Penobscot Job Corp. She enjoyed music, singing, drawing and spending time with her friends, Tia Burnham, Zac Burnham and Samantha Baily. Sage is survived by her parents; grandparents, Arthur and Victoria Carey and Dianna and Tomas Arzate; great-grandmother, Beatrice Spaulding; aunts and uncles, Julian and Cathy Gonzalez, Victor and Marisol Manzo, and Julia and Ricardo Guisa; uncles, Esta Arzate and Arthur Cary Jr.; and cousins, Jason and Heather Spaulding, and Elizabeth Spaulding. She was predeceased by her great-grandfather, Harold Spaulding; aunt and uncle, Margo and George "Phil" Shropshire; and aunt, Julia Lucero. Sage will be remembered buy close friends and family in a private ceremony at a future date.
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 25, 2015
Mays Jr., Victor Lewis - Belfast  
BELFAST - Artist and author, Lewis Victor Mays Jr., 87, died peacefully in his home in Belfast, ME, with his children at his side, on Friday, April 17, 2015. The son of Lewis Victor Mays and Sara Fadely, he was born in New York City, in 1927, and raised in Bronxville, NY. Enlisting in the Navy during the final months of World War II, he began his ROTC at Ohio State in 1945, transferring to Yale University in 1946, where he majored in art and was awarded his B.A. in 1949. He served as a Naval Intelligence Officer and was stationed in Panama from 1952 to 1953. He continued to serve in the Naval Reserve until 1978, commanding his Intelligence unit and retiring as a Captain. In 1950 he met his beloved Lynnabeth Olwin (b.1930), the start of an enduring and loving union, continuing until her death in 2008. They married in 1954 and made their home in Clinton, CT, for nearly 50 years. The author of three novels for young readers Fast Iron, Action Starboard! and Dead Reckoninghe became a prolific, award-winning illustrator of books and magazines before making a mid-career shift to what became his life's work and joy: meticulously-researched, historical marine watercolors. His work garnered multiple awards and has been exhibited in galleries and museums from coast to coast. Victor shared with his wife a deep love for and dedication to their community, serving on various boards, including the library, historical society and local land trust. He is remembered as a wise, principled, kind and gentle man with a keen sense of humor, who enjoyed time with his family above all else. He is survived by his son, Peyton, of Seattle; his daughter, Sara Hessler and her husband, Bob, of Ellsworth, ME; his son, Lewis Jefferson and his wife, Susan Lyons, of New York City; and by three grandchildren, Katie Hessler of New York City, John Hessler of Atlanta and Meagan Mays and her husband, Matt, of Nashville. Contributions in his memory to to the Clinton Historical Society, 103 E. Main St., Clinton, CT 06413 or Waldo County Home Health and Hospice, care of Waldo County Healthcare, Inc., 118 Northport Ave., P.O. Box 287, Belfast, ME, 04915. are welcomed. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast.
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 25, 2015
McKay Sr., Charles "Charlie" - Bangor And Brewer  
BANGOR AND BREWER - Charles "Charlie" McKay Sr., 84, passed away April 22, 2015. He was born November 4, 1930, in Portland the son of Percy and Marjorie (Tracey) McKay. Charlie served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For a good part of his life he worked as a truck driver working for himself and Merrill Transport, Charlie also was the owner of his own construction company, Charles McKay Construction. He was a Mason of the Carmel Lodge and an Anah Shriner. He is survived by his first wife, Lois Chamberlain; children, Chuck McKay Jr., Sally Long and George McKay; a brother, George McKay; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and his longtime companion, Jean True. Charlie was predeceased by his son, Gary McKay, in 1978; and by his second wife, Beverly. Friends may call from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer. A graveside funeral service with military honors will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 200 Mt. Auburn Avenue, Auburn. Gifts in his memory may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, care of Anah Shrine Center, 586 Main St., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 25, 2015
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