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Flanagan, Thomas Shea - Scarborough  
SCARBOROUGH - Thomas Shea Flanagan, age 89, of Portland, Maine, died on March 8, 2015, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. He was born in Bangor, Maine, on April 4, 1925, the sixth child of John P. and Helen Shea Flanagan. He graduated from Bangor High School in the Class of 1943, and was immediately inducted into the Army of the United States. Following service in WWII in the European Theater of Operations, he attended the University of Maine on the GI Bill and graduated with the Class of 1949. He began working for the USF&G insurance company as a resident claims adjustor in Bangor in 1951, and was promoted to Claims Manager for Maine and New Hampshire in 1961. He retired in 1990. He was a gifted cabinet maker who worked under the tongue-in-cheek label "Acme." Many friends and family were fortunate to receive his pieces. He was also a talented and prolific photographer with his own dark room equipment. Tom was a member of the Maine Woodworkers Association and the VFW Deering Memorial Post 6859. He also enjoyed teaching courses for aspiring insurance professionals. He was a patient, kindly, devoted father with a gentle, dry sense of humor. He taught by example the virtues of patience, tolerance, hard work and stoic self-discipline. In 1946, he married Constance M. Coleman of Bangor, and together they had eight children. Survivors include his children, David T. Flanagan and his wife, Kaye, of Manchester, Terrence W. Flanagan, MD, and his wife, Hope Hilton, of Harpswell, Paula J. Dobrow, RN, and her husband, Richard Dobrow, MD, of Marblehead, Mass., Martha G. Whitener of Long Island, Nora D. Flanagan of Belmont, Peter A. Flanagan, DVM, residing in Baku, Azerbaijan, Lisa E. Flanagan of Portland and Mark N. Flanagan, DO, and his wife, Maggie English-Flanagan, of Winterport; his grandchildren, Liam Flanagan and his wife, Mika, and Patrick Flanagan, Rachel Papantonakis and her husband, Michael, Ethan Dobrow, MD, and his wife, Rebecca, and Luke Dobrow and his partner, Kelsey Shepard, Samuel Whitener and his wife, April, and Zachary (Buoy) Whitener, Daniel Holden and his wife, Iveta, Arista Holden and Thomas McKay, and Rory McKay and his wife, Erika, Loic and Anais Penninck, Atticus, Quilla and Lucian Flanagan-Burt, and Margaret (Moxie) and Augusta Flanagan; also his great-grandchildren, Zoe and Ian Fox Papantonakis, Blyth and Lewis Dobrow, Osa and Io Kingston Shea Dobrow, Cora Whitener, and Nickolas, Adrian and Benjamin Holden. He is survived by his sister, Kathleen McManus and her husband, Reginald P. McManus, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Connie; his parents; and his brothers, Wilfrid, Joseph and Charles; and his sisters, Eileen Baragwanath, Mildred Warren, Helen Lynch and Patricia Flanagan. He was very grateful for the friendship and help of many, including his neighbors, Steve and Marge DiMillo; the staff at the Southern Maine Dialysis Facility; the Portland Fire Department Engine 3 and especially, his PCA, Chatfar (Pare) Rodney. He wanted as his epitaph that he loved his family and was proud of their accomplishments. And his family loved him. A celebration of his life will be held at the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association Hall, 519 Congress Street, Portland, Maine, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Johns Roman Catholic Church, on York St. in Bangor, at 11 a.m. On Wednesday, May 27. With burial to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite cause in his memory.
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 21, 2015
Flewelling, Philip M. - Winterport  
WINTERPORT - Philip Flewelling, 73, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Eastern Maine Medical Center from complications due to Myasthenia Gravis. He was the son of Benjamin and Beulah Flewelling, born October 17, 1941, in Houlton. Philip is survived by his wife, Gladys, of 43 years; his one daughter, Theresa and husband, Terry Snowman; and his four sons, Randy and wife, Allison Flewelling, Rob and wife, Stella Flewelling, Dale and wife, Amy Flewelling, and Russell and wife, Chantel Flewelling; as well as fifteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, five sisters and two brothers. Philip graduated Valedictorian from Winterport High School, Class of 1960. He enlisted in the United States Army on his 18th birthday and honorably served his country for 3 years. Philip married Gladys Butler in Winterport on February 19,1972. He worked the last 20 years for Common Sense Housing in Eddington. He was a very loving and gentle man, was an outstanding and loving husband, father, papa, brother, mentor and friend. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015, at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, with Pastor Aaron Martin of Winterport Baptist Church, officiating. Family and friends are invited to call 1 p.m. until the time of service. Those who wish to remember Philip in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Camp Cappella, 8 Pearl Point Road, Holden, ME 04429. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 21, 2015
Gagnon, Keith John - Caribou  
CARIBOU - Keith John Gagnon, 50, son of the late Renee and Catherine (Madore) Gagnon, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 22, 2015, at his Caribou residence. He was born December 31, 1964, in Van Buren. Keith grew up in Caribou and graduated from Caribou High School, class of 1983, where he began his love of music, playing drums as a member of the high school band. After graduation, he continued his schooling and graduated from NMVTI in 1985. He enjoyed many years as an industrial electrician, traveling through much of the US. He was a dedicated member of IBEW Local 429. Additionally, he spent many years as the owner and operator of Caribou Mattress & Furniture Co. with his father. Keith was a beloved member of the community who stayed active in many different clubs and events. He especially enjoyed touring 'The County" on his Harley Davidson with his friends. Of all the things he was well known for, the one he will be remembered most is his strong social connections and genuine kindness. He was a good man who leaves behind many memories for his friends and family. He is survived by one brother, Dwane Gagnon of Caribou; two sisters, Yvonne (Gagnon) Chamberlain of Clarksville, TN, and Lea (Gagnon) Smith of Spring Hill, TN; four nephews, Noah and Ethan Chamberlain of Clarksville, TN, and Logan and Colin Smith of Spring Hill, TN; as well as many cousins, extended family members and close friends. Friends may call Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 3-4 p.m. at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, where a service of remembrance will be conducted beginning at 4 p.m. A time of continued fellowship will be held after the service at the Par and Grill, 118 Bennett Dr., Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 26, 2015
Gallant, Aldea C. - Millinocket  
MILLINOCKET - Aldea C. Gallant, 95, died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at a Millinocket hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 4, 1919 in Millinocket, the daughter of William and Demerise (Vaillancourt) Willette. Aldea was a very devout Catholic, and spent much time in prayer. She will be remembered as a wonderful and kind human being, loved and adored by many. Aldea was a lifelong communicant of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish. She was a diehard Red Sox fan, and rarely missed watching a game on TV. She will be remembered as an extraordinary housekeeper, and kept one of the cleanest homes in town. In her spare time, she enjoyed working puzzles, reading books, and playing games. One of her favorite activities was going grocery shopping, both for the shopping benefits and the social interaction with friends and whoever she might see. Aldea was a devoted wife to her husband Charles J. Gallant, and she missed him greatly after his death. Family was most important to her, and she loved each member of her immediate and extended family alike. In recent years, she especially loved travelling with her children. Aldea is survived by three children, Aldea "Kitty" Grover of Maxfield, Dorothy Budge and her husband Norman of Millinocket, and William Gallant of Millinocket; Laura Boobar and her husband Jeff, Billie-Jo Boobar and her partner Kevin, Tony Grover and his wife Barbara, Cathy Boobar and her husband David, Beth Levesque, Kenneth Boutaugh, Marc Gallant and his wife Lisa, and Kylie Chadbourne and her husband Dana; twelve great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; two sisters, Viola Pugliese of Waterbury, Connecticut, and Brindella Henry of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and her husband, Aldea was predeceased by a son in law, Phil Grover, a daughter in law, Donna Gallant, two great grandsons, Tyler and Kagen, three brothers, and four sisters. Friends are invited to visit with the family 5-8 P.M. Tuesday, March 24 at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. A Liturgy of the Word and Communion service will be held 11 A.M. Wednesday, March 25 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church of Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, 19 Colby St., Millinocket, with Deacon Danny Watson officiating. Spring interment will be at the Millinocket Cemetery. Gifts in memory of Aldea may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME 04462. Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 23, 2015
Godin, Aleasha J. - Hermon  
HERMON - Aleasha J. Godin, 17, daughter of Mickey D. Godin and Stephanie J. Demont, died unexpectedly March 22, 2015 from a snowmobile accident. She was born May 4, 1997 in Bangor, grew up in Hermon and was a senior at Hermon High School. Aleasha was a beautiful, loving, caring and outgoing person who loved to have fun. She enjoyed four wheeling, snowmobiling, racing at Speedway 95, bon fires and hanging out with friends. Aleasha is survived by her parents of Hermon; her brother, Devon Godin of Hermon; grandparents, Pamela Stormann of Milford, Tom Godin of Wellington and Judean Courtney of Norridgewock; aunts and uncles, Kerrie and Jack Ford of Belfast and her children, Blaine and Nicole Demont of Old Town and their daughter, Carlene Courtney of Canaan and her children, Cheryl and Scott Jones of Milford and their children; many friends including her best friend, Nicole Bernardini of Hermon. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Blaine Demont, step grandfather, Warren Stormann, great grandmother, Betty Demont and her uncle, Jeff Godin. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service honoring Aleasha's life at 12 PM Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Morgan Hill Event Center, Hermon with a time of refreshments immediately afterward. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Godin Family, 724 Bog Road, Hermon, ME 04401. Arrangments by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor.
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 24, 2015
Gray, Beth Anne - Orrington  
ORRINGTON - Beth Anne Gray, 53, passed away March 20, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. Beth was a hairstylist for many years and loved her Harley-Davidson and her many pets. Beth is survived by her husband, Gary Gray of Orrington. The family would like to thank CancerCare of Maine for their exceptional care. A special thanks to Yvonne Martin and Jo-el Billings for being wonderful friends. She will be deeply missed by all of her family.
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 21, 2015
Gray, Christopher M. - Bangor And Horseheads, N.Y.  
BANGOR AND HORSEHEADS, N.Y. - Christopher M. Gray, age 55, of Bangor, ME and Horseheads, NY, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Chris is survived by his sons, Matthew Gray and Zane (Sara) Gray, both of Bangor, ME; parents, Rod and Mary Jean Gray of Horseheads, NY; siblings, Victoria Gray of Victoria, TX, Lisa (Joe) Navone of Manilus, NY, and Jonathan (Bridget) Gray of Jacksonville, FL; uncles and aunts, Arthur and Bev Morrell and Jeffrey and Mary Ann Gray all of Horseheads, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Christopher was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Edmund and Aletha Morrell; and paternal grandparents, J. Gordon and Kathleen Gray; and nephew, Connor O'Neil Gray. Chris was born on November 2, 1959, in Elmira, NY. He attended schools in Horseheads and Elmira Heights where he was outstanding in sports, playing football, basketball, and baseball. In 1978, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he studied fuel aviation and became a shipboard firefighter. He also served two West Pac tours in the Indian Ocean aboard the U. S. S. Constellation as flight deck fuels crew leader and fuels coordinator. In 2011, he obtained the state of Maine Electrician Helper's license from Eastern Maine Community College. Chris was a highly talented and knowledgeable machine repair and maintenance technician with an enthusiastic and hardworking vocational ethic leading to a successful 25 year career at N. H. Bragg in Bangor, ME. Christopher was devoted to his family, friends, occupation, and beloved canine companion, Buddy. Sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Aung and the personnel of the Bath V. A. Hospital and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, March 23, 2015, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 pm with inurnment to follow at 2:00 pm in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, where full military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, donations in Christopher's name may be made to a local animal shelter or to a charity of one's choice. Condolences and remembrances at www.barberfuneralhome.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 21, 2015
Hamilton, Frances "Chummy" - Greenwood  
GREENWOOD - Frances "Chummy" Hamilton passed away on Saturday March 21, 2015 surrounded by her family, taken by acute myeloid leukemia. She was born in Newport, Maine on July 27, 1934 the daughter of Francis A. and Marion L. Hanson. She was raised in Newport with younger brother, Arthur L. Hanson where she worked for her parents in their drugstore and insurance agency, as well as for the Newport Trust Company. She graduated Valedictorian of Newport High School in 1952. Chummy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics Education from the University of Maine at Orono in 1956. While attending the university she was active in the University of Maine Marching Band, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, the Honorary Society of Sophomore Eagles and Omicron Nu. Chummy's teaching career began in 1956 at Howland High School. On August 26, 1956, she married Alan C. Hamilton of Hallowell, Maine at the High Street Union Church in Newport. In 1957 they moved to Rumford, later settling in Dixfield for nearly 30 years. There she continued educating in the SAD 21 district. In 1980, Chummy left teaching to become a licensed insurance agent for Western Maine Associates (now UIG) and retired in 1994. Chummy was a former member of the American Association of University Women (Rumford Chapter) and the Oxford County Chapter of University of Maine Alumni. She was active in the Boys and Girl Scout Troops and School Forum of Dixfield during the 1970s and 1980s. Alan and Chummy moved to Greenwood in 1987 to live full time at their residence on Twitchell Pond. There, she lived the most active 25 years of skiing and golfing with her children, grandchildren and beloved, long time friends. Chummy enjoyed the winter months skiing at Mount Abram and Sunday River, the three seasons of golfing at the Bethel Inn Country Club and always the fresh air of any season on Twitchell Pond. Chummy is survived by her husband of 58 years, Alan of Greenwood, two sons, Jeffrey A. Hamilton and his wife, Diane of Junction City, Wisconsin, Gregory C. Hamilton of Carthage, Maine, one daughter, Kimberly A. Hamilton and her partner, Brian Supry of West Milan, New Hampshire, her brother, Dr. Arthur L. Hanson and wife, Arlene of Portland, Maine, a brother-in-law Bruce Hamilton and wife, Jean of Brewer, Maine, three grandchildren, Staci H. Hamilton of Rumford, Maine, Alisa J. Hamilton of London, England, and Jason D. Hamilton of Portland, Oregon, two step granddaughters, Heather and Samantha Sanborn of Portland, Maine and several nieces and nephews. Chummy was predeceased by her father in 1972 and her mother in 2008. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandson.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 23, 2015
Hanscom-Moody Clark, Margo E. - Hermon  
HERMON - Margo Clark, 62, of Hermon, grew up in Roque Bluffs. Margo lost her courageous battle with cancer at her home in Hermon on March 4th, 2015, with her family by her side. Margo is survived by her "Love" Ronald Clark of Dixmont and her children, Lily and Kara Clark, Heather Stuart and Steph Gifford of Hermon, Phillip and Janet Moody of Levant, and Erica Clark of Dixmont. She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Selena, Christopher, Anna Beth, Holly, and little Madelynn. Brothers Wayne, Ron, Dan, Alan and stepmother, Lillian, miss Margo terribly as do Margo's nieces and nephews Lisa, Chandra, Scott and Aaron. Margo also leaves the many, many friends she has acquired over her much too brief lifetime. Margo worked for some 30 years as a Hospice CNA for Bangor Area Visiting Nurses. Margo loved her work, as well as helping people in every fashion and bringing happiness to others wherever she went. Margo loved chasing her grandchildren, working in her garden, dancing with Ronnie, the music and friendship of "Rockin' Ron and The New Society Band" family, having fun with her many friends at "Fantasy Speedway", and especially getting grease on her nose while turning wrenches on vintage stock cars. Margo and her family wish to express their gratitude to Dr. A. Merrill Garrett and Dr. Kurt Snyder for their care and genuine concern, as well as a deep appreciation for Dr. James Van Kirk and his special form of loving friendship and support. Margo has requested to have her ashes spread at her birth home in Roque Bluffs (near Machias). We will honor her request on June 6th, with a celebration of life/birthday commemoration at the waterfront immediately following. In lieu of flowers, one is encouraged to make donations to Cancer Care of Maine, or Fantasy Speedway Historical Racing Assn.
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 26, 2015
Hanson, Reginald Olin - Patten  
PATTEN - Reginald Olin Hanson, 83, died peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on March 24, 2015. He was born on September 18, 1931, in Stacyville, the son of John G. and Dora A. (Giles) Hanson. He was a graduate of Patten Academy, class of 1949. He was married to his wife, Lenore Davis Hanson, for 60 years. He started working for the State of Maine rouging potatoes in the summer of 1957, and later worked as Potato and Seed Inspector. He worked for the State of Maine for 36 years and for Nature Mark in Island Falls for 5 years. He was a lifetime member of the Patten Pentecostal Church. He worked many hours building the new sanctuary. His proudest accomplishment was building the new kitchen, cabinets and all, in the fellowship area. He was a hard worker with strong Christian values. He served on the Board of Directors for the church for many years and he played the saxophone in the orchestra since he was a young man with his lifelong friend, Rodney (Pat) Lord. He enjoyed fishing and watching the Red Sox. He planted a garden every year. His corn was the best in the state. He leaves behind his wife, Lenore; one daughter, Carol and her husband, John (Jack) Connelly, of Old Orchard Beach; one granddaughter, Jaime and her husband, Jason Matthews, of Old Town; one sister, Clara Clark of Patten; one brother, Cecil Hanson and his wife, Joanne, of Dunstable, MA; as well as many nieces and nephews; and his beloved cat, Toby. He was predeceased by 8 sisters and 3 brothers, John Hanson, Anna Hanson, Winona Birmingham, Etta McQuarrie, Earl Hanson, Catherine Neuhaus, Lilla Bossie, Darrell Hanson, Hilda Skoglund-McQuarrie, Inza Hanson and Esther Lord. Special thanks to one special nephew, Randy Bossie, who has faithfully helped care for him. Friends and relatives may call from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Patten Pentecostal Church, where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Regginal Adams and the Rev. Frank Randal officiating. Burial will be at the Patten Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.
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Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 26, 2015
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