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England, Robert J. - Old Town  
OLD TOWN - Robert J. England, 82, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2015. He was the son of Harold F. and Jane Mary (Landry) England. Robert liked to play pool and he loved to fish and go riding. He was predeceased by his brother Ronald England. He is survived by his wife Loretta (Comeau); sisters Rita Michaud, Hilda Ouellette, Lina Bouchard, Carol Ellis, Gwen Buck and husband Louis, and Geraldine Jackson and husband Lawrence; four children; seven grand children; and 4 great grandchildren. Robert will be placed to rest by his loving family April 23, 2016. By his wishes there will be a private grave side service only.
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 23, 2016
Field Jr., Harold L. - St. Albans  
ST. ALBANS - Harold Lee Field, Jr., 72, went home to be with the Lord April 22, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 11, 1944 in Hartland, a son of Harold and Madeline (Luce) Field, Sr. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the West Levant Church of God. Harold was employed at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna from 1964 to 1989, and had been employed at Bud's Shop and Save in Pittsfield from 1989 to 1998. He is survived by 2 daughters, Angela and husband Roger Hartsgrove of Norridgewock, and Melissa Mayhew of St. Albans; a sister, Gail and husband Graydon Turner of St. Albans; 3 grandchildren, Nathaniel and Tyler Hartsgrove, and Graceland Mayhew. Harold was predeceased by his wife, Judith (Branscombe) Field, on February 6, 2016. A graveside military funeral service for Harold, and a committal service for Judith with be held at 11 A.M. Friday, April 29th at St. Albans Village Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 26, 2016
Fikes, Charles W. - Presque Isle  
PRESQUE ISLE - SMSGT. Charles W. Fikes, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 25, 2016 at his residence. He was born Dec. 17, 1923 in Corena, Walker County AL, the son of Woodford and Myrtle Mae (Brown) Fikes. He retired from the US Air Force after 32 years of service doing battle damage repairs in WWII, Korean War and Vietnam conflict. After his retirement he worked in Presque Isle as a master sheet metal worker for Walter Enterprises. In his spare time he enjoyed remodeling and rebuilding Volkswagens and making go carts and toys for his grandchildren. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Caribou. Charles is survived by his son, Charles P. Fikes and his wife Dr. Ellen Bentley of Glenburn; two daughters, Una Lynne Ward and her partner Paul Harding of Rockland, Julie Anne Slaughter and her husband David of Presque Isle; a brother, Bobby B. Fikes of Birmingham, AL; three sisters, Billie Opal Davis of Birmingham, Al. Barbara Sue White of Alabaster, Al. and Peggy Jane Rideout of Birmingham AL.; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (Paschal) Fikes and an infant grandson, Benjamin Fikes. Funeral services will be at noon Friday April 29, 2016 at Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Caribou. Friends may call 11 AM until time of service at the church. Interment with military honors will be at 11AM Saturday at MT. Hope Cemetery in Bangor. Online condolences may shared at www.duncan-graves.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 28, 2016
Fletcher, Frederic Amos - Caribou  
CARIBOU - It is with great sadness that the family of Frederic Amos Fletcher announces his passing after his 18 month battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the age of 65 years. The family is assured that he is in his new heavenly home with Jesus, his Lord. Fred was born on July 4, 1950 in Caribou to Amos and Leila (Quimby) Fletcher, and graduated from Caribou High School in 1968. He went on to earn an associate degree in Agriculture from the University of Maine at Orono, following his family's legacy in the potato farming industry. He was a fraternity member of Alpha Gamma Rho. In 1997 he obtained a Commercial Driver's License and enjoyed many adventures along the East Coast and Midwest. Fred lived life to the fullest with a smile always on his face. He knew no strangers, having an uncanny ability to reach out to make anyone a friend. He dearly loved his God, church and family, cherishing every opportunity to enjoy life together; as an enthusiastic storyteller he was always the life of the party. He noticed, appreciated and took the time to share the wonders of God's creation - sunrises, sunsets, Northern Lights, ocean waves, feeding the birds. This infectious love he passed on to his children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Amos Hiram Fletcher, Jr.. Fred is survived by his mother, Leila Quimby Fletcher Robertson. He is also survived by his wife of 17 years, Karen Erickson Fletcher; his sister, Carolyn Shaw and her husband Dale; his sister, Patty Smith and her husband Scott; his son, Eric Fletcher and his wife Heather; his daughter, Laurie Shields and her husband Tim; and his daughter, Kate Philbrick and her husband Rob. Fred will be greatly missed by his 6 grandchildren: Emily and Rachel Fletcher; Corinne and Julie Shields; Jeffery Akerson and his newest, precious miracle, Addisyn Philbrick. Family, friends, and others whose lives Fred touched are invited to a celebration of his life to be held at the Presque Isle Wesleyan Church, 387 Centerline Road, Presque Isle Saturday, July 16th at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered in Fred's name to Samaritan's Purse ( www.samaritanspurse.org ). Arrangements by the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou. Condolences will be received at www.mocklerfuneralhome.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 27, 2016
Fortier, David  
The Family Of David Fortier would like to thank all family, friends and coworkers for your thoughts and prayers, food, flowers and cards of kindness and support. Forever in our hearts.
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 23, 2016
Gaddis, Kathryn I. - Calais  
CALAIS - It is with great sadness that the family of Kathryn Irene Gaddis announces her passing on April 26, 2016, at Marshall Healthcare in Machias. Kay was born in Somerville, MA on April 4, 1922. She worked for some time as a pathologist for Mass Women's Hospital in Roxbury before moving to Maine. Kay worked as a waitress in Calais for many years. She was always wearing a smile. Kay loved people and was especially close to her family. She was a Communicant of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church in Calais and was a former member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Calais. Kay enjoyed going to the ocean, traveling, and being with her children and family. She was predeceased by two loves of her life, her daughter Judy Varnum, and her love Richard Frost; and her two sisters, Marian Mitchell and Dorothy Collins. Kay is survived by her daughter JoAnne Spinney; son-in-law Paul; four grandsons, Todd Spinney, Kevin Varnum, Troy Varnum and Chris Hershey; and her extended family Harold, Margaret, Maryanne, Suzanne, and Sherri, and their families. JoAnne would like to thank the nurses and staff at Marshall Healthcare for their excellent compassionate care they have provided these past years. A Mass in Memoriam will be celebrated by Rev. Kevin Martin 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2016 at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, Calais Ave., Calais. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 28, 2016
Gale Sr., Walton Davison - Lubec  
LUBEC - Dave Gale, 80, died peacefully after a sudden illness on April 16, 2016. He was a dynamic and spiritual man who lived life to the fullest. During the last 18 years, Dave and his wife, Suzannah, have have been running The Home Port Inn in Lubec, ME. Dave was a graduate of The Citadel and Georgia Tech in Civil Engineering. His early career days were in Atlanta, GA, owning his own construction company. The seventies took him to Helen, GA where he established The Wildwood Shop, bringing whitewater paddling On the Chattahoochee River, backpacking on The Appalachian Trail and gave runners "The Hog Pen Hill Climb". Another decade later saw him managing heavy construction projects that took him and Suzannah on many wonderful adventures in different parts of the country. He was a great leader of men, and had a keen intellect and a wonderful sense of humor. Dave is survived by his wife, Suzannah and 6 adult children, all of whom loved him very much. A memorial service for Dave will be held at The Lubec Congregational Church at 2 PM on Saturday, April 30.
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 23, 2016
Goodwin, Jane M. (In Memoriam)  
In Loving Memory Of JANE M. GOODWIN Mar 9, 1938 - Apr 29, 2008 Gone, but not forgotten. We all love and miss you, Bob, Julie, Michael, Matthew, Melissa, Celeste; and granddaughter, Eden
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 29, 2016
Grant, Ward A. - Bangor And Bucksport  
BANGOR AND BUCKSPORT - Ward A. Grant, 93, of Bangor, formally of Bucksport, died April 20, 2016. He was born August 10, 1922 in Woodland, Maine, the son of Walter A. and Geneva F. (Milton) Grant. Ward graduated from Caribou High School in 1939, owned the Kwik Stop in Bucksport, and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He is survived by one son, Ward "Nick" A. Grant II of Bucksport; 2 granddaughters, Lori Gesmondi of CT and Kristen Tatangelo of Cherryfield, ME; one grandson, Jamie Grant of NY; two great grandsons, Orion and Grant Tatangelo of Cherryfield; 3 daughters-in-law, Betty Ann Grant of Scarborough, Delores Grant of CT, and Elizabeth Vose of Hampden. He was predeceased by his wife, Rita (Chamberlain) Grant on July 28, 1990; his parents; 2 sons, Rodney and Gregory Grant; one granddaughter, Robin Grant; and 4 brothers, Philip, Lewis, Dale and John Grant. At Ward's request, there will be no services. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, ME. www.mitchelltweedie-young.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 23, 2016
Hardy Sr., Myron Stanley - Little Deer Isle  
LITTLE DEER ISLE - Myron Stanley Hardy, Sr. passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Island Nursing Home in Deer Isle, Maine with his youngest daughter by his side. He was born on September 24, 1929 in Stonington, ME, to the late Cecil C. Hardy and Elsie M. (Dow) Hardy of Deer Isle, ME. Myron grew up in Deer Isle. As a youth, he enjoyed fishing and swimming at Lily Pond with his siblings and friends. After he graduated from Deer Isle High School, he joined the U.S. Army, serving on various bases in the U.S., Germany, and England. He traveled most of Europe. Myron served for 21 years and retired as a decorated Master Sergeant. Later, he served in the Civilian Corp in Greenland. He reconnected with his high school sweetheart, Denise Snowman, when he moved back to Deer Isle, Maine.They were married in 1973. After he retired from the military, he spent time scalloping and lobstering, then later worked for Maine Maratime Academy. He worked for Boston Fuel Transport for close to 20 years. Myron and Denise ran Myden's Bakery in Little Deer Isle for several years where Myron showcased his baking skills with breads, muffins, pies, donuts, etc. He won the blue ribbon at the Blue Hill Fair one year for his blueberry pie. For several years, he worked with his dear friend, Sam Eaton, doing carpentry on the island. He was a very hard worker. Myron was a lifelong member of the Mason's, American Legion, Pomona Grange, and the former Master of the Deer Isle Grange. He was a member of Saunders Memorial Congregational Church and served on the board of Gray's Hill Cemetery in Little Deer Isle. He was an active volunteer for the Deer Isle Historical Society. Myron is survived by his children, Steven Fontaine of Little Deer Isle, Taryn Monroe and husband, Ken of Winter Harbor, and Wendy Dyer of Little Deer Isle; Michael Hardy, Valerie Hardy, and Myron Hardy Jr.; 1 sister, Mary P. Hardy of Deer Isle, ME; 8 grandchildren, Jessica Grant and husband, Patrick, Jada Butler (Craig), Jason Dyer (Holly), Lindsey Aubrey and husband, Ryne, Brett Fontaine (Kassie), Adam Dyer (Connie), Seth Dyer and wife, Ashley, and Justin Fontaine; 8 great-grandchildren, Graham and Saylor Grant, Keegan and Judson Butler, Jessaniel and Josiah Dyer, Leah Fontaine, and Solomon Dyer. He was predeceased by Denise Beryle (Snowman) Hardy, his loving wife of 43 years, just 7 weeks prior to his passing; both of his parents; two brothers, Cecil Hardy Jr. and Donald Hardy; special son-in-law, William "Billy" Dyer; his beloved in-laws, Clyde and Vera Snowman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Myron's memory to: Hancock County HomeCare Hospice 441 Main Street #2 Ellsworth, ME 04605. The family would like to thank the Island Nursing Home and Hospice for providing such good care. A graveside service with U.S. Army honors and Masonic ceremony is scheduled for 10am, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Gray's Hill Cemetery in Little Deer Isle, ME with Rev. Douglas Drown officiating. A reception will follow at the Saunders Memorial Congregational Church Vestry. A joint celebration of life for Myron and Denise, will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Ellsworth, ME. Memories may be shared at www.bragdonkelley.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 26, 2016
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