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Alley, Cathy M. - Bath, Bangor, And Bar Harbor  
BATH, BANGOR, AND BAR HARBOR - Cathy passed away peacefully April 26, 2016, at Winship Green in Bath after a long battle with Huntington's disease. Cathy was a 1970 graduate of MDI High school. She went on to graduate from EMVTI and Husson College earning an Associates degree, two Bachelor degrees and a Master's degree. Cathy was a Certified Public Accountant, who enjoyed both teaching and working with her clients. Cathy was an avid animal, music and book lover, who often spent hours on end reading with her cat snuggled up next to her. Cathy will be remembered for her passion for the things she believed in and those she loved. Cathy was predeceased by her parents, Mary Lou and Richard Alley; her beloved siblings, Debbie Miller and Rick Alley; and her special niece, Jennifer Novak. Cathy will be dearly missed by her dear friend, Kathy Sprague; her son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Kerrie Alley-Violette; her three grandchildren, Abhi, Hannah, and Jennifer; her sister-in-law, Ronda Alley; her five nieces, Caeleih, Danne, Alyssa, Katherine, and Bri; nephews, Nick and Alex; cousins, Peter, Chuck, Tim, Lori and Toby; and many other family and friends whose lives she touched. Family and Friends can celebrate her life on Saturday, May 7 at the Bar Harbor Masonic Hall at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Jackson Laboratory for Huntington's Disease Research. The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.
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Ashmore, Austin Wayne - Orland  
ORLAND - Austin Wayne Ashmore, 18, passed away suddenly on April 25, 2016. He was born on May 6, 1997 in Blue Hill the son of Joshua W. Ashmore and Janice (Lawless) Dean. Austin was known as a loving, an old soul, and a young man who loved gardening, fishing, spending time in his kayak and writing poetry. He enjoyed working with computers and working with his hands to build things. He had a love and passion for photography. Austin loved to cook and this left a lasting impression on those he met. Austin was an avid animal enthusiast especially that of exotic birds. He invented chicken and duck clothes for his animals. He was a fan of Lady Gaga. Austin is survived by his parents, Joshua W. Ashmore and partner Pam Sinclair of Brooklin, Janice Deans and husband Brooks of Orrington; grandparents, Bruce W. Ashmore and partner Jody of Verona Island, Onna Allen and husband Paul of Verona Island; great-grandfather, Dick Wilson of Orono; five siblings, Jackson, Aiden, Brittany, Brice and Kalie Deans; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Donations in Austin's memory may be made to the Bucksport Humane Society P.O. Box X Bucksport, Maine 04416 A graveside service will be held Saturday April 30, 2016 at 10:00am at Riverview Cemetery with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services. ( mitchelltweedie-young.com )
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Blastow, Dorothy Mae - Rockland  
ROCKLAND - Dorothy Mae Blastow, 89, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 25, 2016. Born in Rockland, December 10, 1926, she was the daughter of Henry Carmen and Agnes Wotton Hutchinson. Dorothy was a loving mother, homemaker and friend to every generation of the Blastow and Hutchinson families. A 'red-headed firecracker', she loved being at home and was a kid a heart. She sang and danced everything from the Depression Era up to Elvis. Simplicity was her virtue. A beautiful startling petite red-head, she had an air of aristocracy yet the demeanor of a peasant. She simply loved all of her family. She married Valmore G. Blastow, Sr. on January 3, 1946. Together they shared 51 years as one; until on March 24, 1997, he passed from her everyday grip. Dorothy was predeceased by a grandson, Danny Blastow; son-in-law, Lester Staples; her sisters, Ethel (Lavoie) Mank, Ida Davis, Ruth Harvey; and a brothe,r Owen Hutchinson. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Staples; her sons, Valmore, Jr., Harry and Bruce; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and sisters-in-law, Gleneida Blastow and Alice Hutchinson. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2016 at Achorn Cemetery, Old County Road, Rockland. The Revered Wayne Sawyer will officiate. A reception will follow at 104 Limerock. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with the Blastow family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com .
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Blattner Jr., Father Joseph H. - Spokane, Wash.  
SPOKANE, WASH. - The Reverend Joseph H. Blattner, Jr., aged 83, passed away on April 16, 2016, in Spokane, Washington. Acta est fibula, plaudite. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 6, 1933. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Clara Cotter Blattner; and his sisters, Lorraine Caufield, Doris Ann Blattner, and Billie Clair Miller. He is survived by his sister, Judy Preis, of Lakeland, Florida. De mortuis nil nisi bonum. He received his Bachelor's degree in philosophy from Kendrick Seminary in St. Louis Missouri in 1954, and was ordained a priest by Joseph Cardinal Ritter of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis after graduating from Kendrick Seminary on March 22, 1958. Caesar si viveret ad remum dareris. Subsequently, he served at St. Gregory's Parish in St. Louis, and was a teacher of religion at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in St. Louis. He received his Master's degree in Modern European History in 1963 from St. Louis University; and was then posted as a missionary priest to Bolivia and Chile from 1963 to 1965. Returning to St. Louis in 1965, he served at Saint Augustine's, Holy Guardian Angels', and Saint Bridget's parishes in St. Louis. He subsequently received a Master's degree in Social Work from St. Louis University in 1971; and a Master's degree in education from the University of Missouri in 1982. He was fluent in Spanish, French, and German. He was also a chaplain at the Deaconess Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1968 through 1982, he served as an officer in the Missouri Air National Guard; and in 1982, he joined the United States Air Force as a chaplain. In 1968 he was assigned to the Tactical Control Group in St. Louis, Missouri; in 1979 he was transferred to the St. Louis Fighter Wing in St. Louis, Missouri; in 1982 he was assigned to active Duty at Eglin Air Force Base, in Fort Walt Beach, Florida; in 1984 he was assigned to Torrejon Air Force Base, in Torrejon, Spain; in 1986 he was assigned at Mountain Home Air Force Base, in Mountain Home, Idaho; in 1988 he was assigned to Zweibruchen Air Force Base, in Germany; and from 1991 to 1993 he served in Grifiss Air Force Base, in Rome, New York. He received five Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, and one Air Force Commendation Medal. Acta non verba. Retiring from the Air Force in 1993, as a lieutenant colonel, he was assigned to St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church in Benedicta, Maine; and was responsible for its mission churches: St. Agnes, St. Joseph's and St. Paul's in the Towns of Island Falls, Stacyville, and Patten. Following those assignments, he served parishes in Pius X Catholic Church, in Portland, Oregon; St. Mark's Catholic Church, in Burlington, Vermont; in St. Vince De Paul Church, in Burlington, Vermont; as well as parishes in Utah, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. He also was a chaplain for the New England Branch of the Association of Former Federal Narcotic Agents. Special thanks to Jane Rush Cummings, Norah Gardiner, the late Mary Ann Guiggey, and Anna Rand Robinson, for their loyalty and patience. They deserve a special place in heaven. Fortus quo fidelius. Dormit in pace. Condolences and anecdotal messages may be forwarded to pathunt@fairpoint.net, for forwarding to friends.
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Bois, Claudette Aldea Boyer - Presque Isle  
PRESQUE ISLE - Claudette Aldea Boyer Bois passed away peacefully April 26, 2016 at The Aroostook Medical Center. She was born December 20, 1935 in Ottawa, Ontario to Charles Boyer and Lucienne Perrier Boyer. She married Raoul Bois on August 13, 1955 and moved to Presque Isle in 1961 where they lived together until Raoul's death in 1978. Claudette is survived by her three children: Stella Carlstrom of Presque Isle, Richard and Loriann Bois of West Chazy, NY (their children Beth & Lawson Fowble, NY, Jessica & Jamieson Hutton, CO, Nicole & fiancé, Adam Taft, NY), and Lynn and James Arculeo of Bethlehem, PA (their daughter, Brittany & Jesse Stein, PA); and four great-grandchildren, Jaina, Gwynn, & Briar Fowble and Archer Stein; siblings, Lucille & Donald Campbell, Lucien Boyer, Jeanne Boyer, Rochelle & Robert Provencher, and Jacquie & Winston Booth, all of Canada; two sisters-in-law, Sr. Gilberte Bois and Marcella Bois of NB; special friends, Arthur and Cecile Wood of Presque Isle, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; her parents; son-in-law, Marshal (Mort) Carlstrom; and a brother, Roger Boyer. The family wishes to thank Mary Coffin FNP, Dr. Nancy O'Neil, PHN Val Theriault, RN and the staff at TAMC for their outstanding care of our mother. She very much appreciated your efforts to give her the best quality of life. Per Claudette's request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Mary's church in Presque Isle at 10am, Saturday April 30th. Burial will take place at the Grand Falls Cemetery, Grand Falls, NB Monday, 11am, May 2nd. Donations may be made to C.A.N.C.E.R. Care of Aroostook or to Parish of the Precious Blood Memorial Fund, PO Box 625, Caribou, ME 04736 in Claudette's name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.duncan-graves.com
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Boynton, Roger D. - Millinocket  
MILLINOCKET - A committal service for Roger D. Boynton will be held in the family plot at Millinocket Cemetery on Monday, May 2, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Tim Bossie officiating.
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Bradford, Tracy Jo - Kenduskeag  
KENDUSKEAG - Tracy Jo Bradford, 43, passed away April 26, 2016, with her family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 3, 1972, in Calais, the daughter of Alan Bradford of St. Stephen NB and Cheryll (Hunnewell) Bradford of Wharton, TX. Tracy grew up in Charlotte, Maine, attending schools in Calais, Auburn, and Bangor, class of 1990. Tracy was a poet, artist and a gifted vocalist. She loved fishing, classic rock music and family barbecues. Her children meant everything to her and she dedicated her life to their upbringing. Tracy was predeceased by an infant son, Joshua and father of her daughter, Edward Smart and the children's step-father, Clifton Upton. In addition to her parents, she is survived by step-mothers, Donna Bradford of NB and Eilean MacKenzie of TX; her sons, Christopher Beayon of Bangor and Bradley Beayon and his wife, Abbie of Hudson; and a daughter, Briana Smart of Kenduskeag; brother, Richard Bradford and his wife, Donna of Corinth; and sister, Kim Day and her husband, Lawrence of Kenduskeag; grandchildren, Jasmine, Christopher, Lilly, Noah, and Carter is due in June; nieces and nephew, Amanda Wallace, Jennifer Ramsey, Alyssa Day, Samantha, Jessica, Katrina and Richard Bradford. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Tracy's life beginning at 2:00 Saturday, April 30, 2016, at her brother's home at 374 Tate Rd in Corinth. The family would like to thank Dr. David Martin and his team for the exceptional care given to Tracy and her family. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.Memorial-Alternatives.com
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Buckland, Mildred K. - Newport  
NEWPORT - Graveside committal services for Millie Buckland, who died January 31, 2016, will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, May 7th at the North Newport Cemetery, with the Rev. Terry McKinley officiating. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport.
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Butterfield, John C. - Carmel  
CARMEL - Celebration of Life for John C. Butterfield will be held 1 p.m. May 7 at the Masardis Municipal Building. All are welcome.
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Clark, John Linwood - Bangor  
BANGOR - John L. Clark (JC) passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 with family by his side after an extended illness. Born on August 24, 1941 to Ervin V. Clark and Susie (Johnson) Clark. Upon graduating from Schenck High School in 1961 he enlisted in the U. S. Army serving 8 years. In 1962 he married his soul mate Blanche (McTague) Clark. He then went on to work as an automotive salesman for Sears and Roebuck. In 2001 he retired to a life of golfing, bowling, traveling, gardening and spending quality time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Blanche (McTague) Clark; daughter, Debbie (Clark) Martin and husband Bob of Bangor; son, Don Clark and wife Lyn of Old Town; sister, Helen (Clark) McReavy of Howland; half sister, Rosalee (Clark) Quinn and husband Allan of Hudson; sister-in-law, Beth Clark of Millinocket; brother-in-law, Kenneth Jarvis of Dedham; grandson, Richard Clark (USAF) and wife Tara of Las Vegas; grandson, Josh Bragdon of Madison; grandson, Jeff Bragdon and wife Felicia of Belgrade; granddaughter, Nicole Ford of New Hampshire; granddaughter, Monica Clark; special great granddaughter, Alexis Maguire; special great grandson, Mason Davis; 4 other great grandsons and several nieces and nephews; one special friend, Joseph (Larry) Payeur and wife Lorna of Bangor. He was predeceased by both parents; brothers, Leroy Clark and Jim Clark; sister, Suzanne (Clark) Jarvis. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. The family would like to express a thank you to Hospice Care of Eastern Maine and Cancer Care of Eastern Maine. There will be no services. Burial will be at Central Cemetery in Dedham. A "Celebration of Life" will be at a later date. The family asks if you wish to honor his life, donations can be sent on behalf of his beloved wife Blanche Clark, In care of Debbie Martin, 18 Maxwell Lane, Bangor, ME, 04401.
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