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Alward, Lincoln Howard - Madison  
MADISON - Lincoln Howard Alward, 84, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2016, with the nurses and staff of Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center by his side. Lincoln was born in Charleston, Maine on June 8, 1931, the son of Charles Alward and Etta (Lincoln) Alward. He attended Clinton schools and attended Thomas College. He worked as a bookkeeper at Galusha's Store in Clinton for several years. He also worked in various cemeteries in Clinton. Lincoln loved to watch sports, especially baseball and the New York Yankees. He also liked to watch football. Each year he kept a tally of the scores of all teams' baseball and football games and would project on who he believed would win the playoffs. His ability to remember dates and events was amazing. He was predeceased by his parents; several aunts and uncles; and several cousins. He is survived by several cousins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. in Fairfield. Burial will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staffs at both Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center and Samoset Residential Care for their wonderful care for Lincoln over the past 12 years. Also, we thank the Hospice representatives who stayed with him during the past weeks of his life. An online guestbook may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers, 107 Main St., Fairfield.
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Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 8, 2016
Bennett, Geraldine Vera - Hampden  
HAMPDEN - Geraldine Vera "Geddy" Bennett, 87, passed away peacefully, February 6, 2016, at Maine Veteran's Home. She was born in Bangor, June 22, 1928, the daughter of Victor and Lillian (Hargreaves) Hamel. Geddy attended Hampden Academy before marrying Everett Amos Bennett and settling down to raise a family. She spent many years as a homemaker, raising three sons and two daughters, before entering the workforce -- first for Emple Knitting Mills, then later Sylvania. Geddy spent 22 years with Sylvania before retiring. Geddy loved spending time at the camp on Schoodic Lake. She enjoyed birdwatching and learning all about the different varieties she saw. She was very social, and loved spending time with her lifelong Hamel Avenue friends, Betty, Betty, Sandra and Barbara. Geddy was a wonderful mother to her children. She was known for her impeccable neatness, everything was always in its place -- even all of her gadgets that she would buy whenever she saw a new one on TV. Geddy had a way about her, whenever she spoke, her children paid attention. She also had a sly, crafty wit that amused everyone. In addition to her husband and parents, Geddy was predeceased by her daughter, Sandy Faulkner; her sister, Jeanette Schaft; and her beloved grandfather, Joseph Hamel. She is survived by three sons, Ronald Bennett and wife, Lori of Wilmington, OH, Gary Bennett and wife, Jan of Hampden, Michael R. Bennett and wife, Jane Marie of Brownville; daughter, Sue Ann Bennett of Hermon; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brother, Victor Hamel Jr. of Mechanic Falls; and two sisters, Marjorie Handy of Glen Burnie, MD and Sharon Quincy and husband, William of Wallingford, CT. The family wishes to thank all of the staff of Maine Veteran's Home for the care they took of Geddy during her years there. A celebration of Geddy's life will be held June 25, 2016 at the camp at Schoodic Lake. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 8, 2016
Bevilacqua, Michael - St. Albans  
ST. ALBANS - Michael Bevilacqua passed away Feb. 3, 2016, peacefully after a long illness. From four years of service in the U.S. Navy, to 35 years of service at Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, Michael Peter Bevilacqua was never one for sitting on the sidelines. His adoration for his family knew no bounds, nor did his generosity. A son, brother, father, husband, uncle, grandfather, and even great-grandfather, Mike rejoiced in being surrounded by those he loved. There was no brighter smile than Mike's at the sight of his children, except for maybe the sight of his grandchildren. Those who knew him best, knew the perfect day for Mike would include a hearty Italian meal and a great ball game amongst his family. Whether he was waiting the Cowboys march down the field or the Yankees hitting a walk-off home run, sports was undoubtedly one of Mike's most cherished pastimes. There are many here still to mourn the loss of Michael, but those who mourn will also celebrate his life, and all the joy he endlessly brought to all of us. To his brothers and sisters, Margaret Maceda and her husband, Joseph, Elaina Tavarozzi and her husband, Robert, Geraldine Brown and her husband, Charles, Peter Bevilacqua and his wife, Carol, David Bevilacqua and his wife, Linda, and Rickey Bevilacqua and his wife, Jill, he was a fiercely loyal, protective and devoted brother. To his wife, Cynthia Bevilacqua, he was her love and her best friend. To his children, Donna Gayer, Peter Bevilacqua, Laurie Bilven, Louise Gardner and Joseph Knutson, he was a loving father, a mentor, a sentinel, a listening ear and so much more. To his 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, he was Papa Mike, their treasured grandfather and mischievous pal. Michael was predeceased by his parents, Peter Bevilacqua and Angela (Longobardi) Bevilacqua. We will all miss the warmth and love in his smiling eyes, but will never forget how blessed we were, and are, to have had Mike in our lives. He will love on in our memories and in our hearts. An open service will be held on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at St. Kevin's Catholic Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, R.I. Mass will begin at 11 a.m.
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Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 10, 2016
Boardman, Eileen Anne Shea - Islesboro  
ISLESBORO - Eileen Anne Shea Boardman, Holder of The Boston Cane, passed away peacefully at home on February 4, 2016. She was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on July 26, 1921, to Alice Goode Shea and John F. Shea. She went to work at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, where she met the love of her life, Paul Boardman, whom she married on October 14, 1943. Her first visit to meet the in-laws on Islesboro was by way of the mail boat. She and Paul raised their five children in Coventry, Connecticut. In 1978 they retired to the Boardman ancestral home, where Paul was born and died in 2002. On Islesboro, Eileen and Paul became active community members. Eileen served as town clerk for 14 years. One could find her helping out at blood drives, doing Historical Society Docent work. Eileen's graciousness and her beautiful, award winning Palmer Method penmanship made her the natural choice for writing thank you notes for town organizations. Dearest to her heart, though, was the time she spent reading to youngsters at Islesboro Central School. Eileen loved music and she really loved to dance, especially to the tunes of Islesboro's own Charlie Pendleton Band. She danced her way into and out of any event with music -- and some without music! She sang in Community Chorus well into her 80s, and participated in Zumba class until she was 90. Eileen was known as a faithful fan at all Islesboro Eagles sporting events-- especially basketball games. For decades she was known as "Ma," "Gram" or "Ms. Eileen." Her smiling eyes, her quick wit and her acceptance of people "just as they are" made for easy friendships which she had in abundance from pre-school to "old school." Eileen often remarked that she could not have imagined the richness and possibility of her new life on Islesboro. Eileen was predeceased by husband, Paul Boardman; infant brother, John; brothers, William and Gerald; and by her sister, Alice Kingsley. She leaves a large and loving family: four sons, Richard and wife, Carol, John and wife, Linda, Michael Paul, and William and wife, Lisa Satchfield; a daughter, Eileen Marie and husband, Charles Baker; six grandchildren, Thomas and wife, Laura, Lauren and husband, Shawn Murphy, Tracy and husband, Adam Way, Carrie and husband, Scott Generous, and Heather and husband, Greg Kennedy; and island granddaughter, Davis Boardman. She also leaves seven great-grandchildren, who adored Nana and made life exciting and new in her eyes: Thomas, Jenna and Jonathon Boardman, Madison and Bennett Murphy, Marin and Madeline Kennedy. A service will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at noon at Islesboro Second Baptist Church with a celebration following at the Islesboro Community Center. There will also be a Memorial Mass at Church of Saint Brigid, West Hartford, on February 20, 2016. In lieu of flowers, Eileen requested that donations be made to The Beacon Project or Islesboro Ambulance Association. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast.
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Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 10, 2016
Brown, Irene D. - Brooks  
BROOKS - Irene D. Brown, our beloved mother, passed peacefully to her eternal home in Heaven on February 7, 2016, with her loving family by her side. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Carl Brown. Irene was a loving mother to her daughter, Cynthia Greenacre and husband, Miles; and to her daughter, Claudette Aurie. Irene was a wonderful Nana to her grandchildren, Kelci Desmarais and husband, Mike, Darci Greenacre, Juliana Aurie, Robbie Aurie and Alexis Aurie. It was our Mother's written wish to have a private graveside service for immediate family members. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution in Irene's memory to Brooks Bible Church, 30 Jewell Street, Brooks, ME 04921 or to Beacon Hospice, 289 State Street, Suite B, Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ripostafh.com .
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Caler, Forrest Woodrow Pinkham - Harrington  
HARRINGTON - Forrest Woodrow Pinkham Caler finished his journey of life in the wee hours of the morning on February 6, 2016. The journey had started on Jan. 19, 1988 at Blue Hill Hospital. Forrest leaves behind 2 beautiful daughters Breonna Skylynn and Raven Marie. He cherished and loved them both very deeply. Forrest had shared his life and journey with Lorraine Holbrook for the last 4 1/2 years. Also her children Mark and Becca, who he loved and treated as his own. Forrest is survived by: Delbert and Kathy Caler, his loving and devoted parents; Brenda Lafrance, his sister; Billy Pinkham Jr. and Chris Pinkham, his brothers; Alana Pinkham, his grandmother; Steven and Catherine Perry, Terry and Barry Willy, Linda and Skip Murphy, Robert Caler, Jannie Caler, Eugene Caler Jr., his aunts and uncles; Special friend and mother to his oldest daughter Kim Nason and Caiden Lee, his pretend son. Forrest will be remembered by Great Aunts and Uncles and many cousins and Billy Pinkham. Forrest will be greatly missed by many friends, his family and his special companion and service dog, Behr. Arrangements entrusted to Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, Milbridge.
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Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 9, 2016
Chabe, Stephen Leo - Greenbush  
GREENBUSH - Stephen Leo Chabe, 64, passed away February 3, 2016, at an area hospital while surrounded by people that he loved. He was born in Old Town, July 8, 1951, the son of Leo Joseph Chabe and Marie (LaBree) O'Keefe. Steve grew up in Milford, ME, where one of his fondest memories of childhood was spending time with his late uncle Francis LaBree, who would take him flying in his personal aircraft. Steve attended Milford and Old Town schools and worked for many years at Champion in Greenbush, and later worked as a maintenance planner at PERC in Orrington. Steve was artistically gifted and enjoyed many forms of art, but he was especially known for his beautiful paintings. He enjoyed giving his artwork to people that he loved so they could get as much enjoyment from them as he did making them. His other lifelong passion was in music. Steve played many instruments, but his real love was for the guitar. He was a self-taught guitarist from a very young age, and continued to play until the very end. He enjoyed playing in multiple bands throughout his life. He also loved rebuilding guitars, teaching others to play them, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family making music in his garage. Other hobbies include fishing, cooking, spending time at Pushaw Lake with his family, boating and being near the ocean. Steve was truly a jack of all trades, and was able to repair or craft anything he set his mind to, including building his beautiful home in Greenbush in 1985. In 2001, Steve travelled to China, where he met his loving wife of 14 years, Lina Shen. He enjoyed sharing stories of his experience there, as well as showing photographs and art pieces that he picked up while he was there. Steve was predeceased by his father, Leo Chabe of Minot; stepfather, Linwood O'Keefe of Milford; brothers, Mark Chabe of New Gloucester, ME, and David Chabe of Fayette, ME; niece, Amber O'Keefe; and his close friend, Roger Garceau. Survivors include his wife, Lina Shen and stepdaughter, Lin Li, of Greenbush; his children from his previous marriage to Christine (Comstock) Sapiel: Matthew S. Chabe and wifem Elizabeth, of Bangor, and Erin S. Chabe and husbandm Anthony, of Bradley; three granddaughters, Adeline, James and Griffin; his mother, Marie O'Keefe of Milford; sisters, Brenda Tucker and husband, Paul, of Milford, Paula Soloby and husband, Bill, of Voorhees, NJ, Beth O'Keefe and partner, Merle, of Greenfield and Lisa McDonald and husband, Patrick, of Lecanto, FL; and brothers, Chris O'Keefe and wife, Patty, of Falmouth, MA, Brent O'Keefe and wife, Terry, of Milford and Todd O'Keefe of Milford. Steve is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved fondly. Family and friends are encouraged to join us in celebrating Steve's life at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor, on February 20, 1-3 p.m.
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Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 10, 2016
Chandler, Irene B. - Ashland  
ASHLAND - Irene B. Chandler, 86, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at a Mars Hill healthcare facility. She was born March 17, 1929 in Ashland, a daughter of the late Angus and Delia (Morrow) Burby. Irene owned and operated former Chris' Diner, Ashland, for over 18 years and Chris' Motel & Restaurant almost 10 years. She loved to dote on her little pooch, Pumpkin. She is survived by: two daughters, Cheryl Pool and her husband James of Ft. Pierce, FL and Chris McPherson and her husband Stuart of Ashland; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Irene is predeceased by her husband Wendell D. Chandler, a sister, Pauline Clark, and two brothers Fred and Richard Burby. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 AM on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Lajoie Funeral Home, 114 Exchange St./PO Box 39, Ashland. Relatives and friends may greet the family Saturday morning 10AM until the time of service. Spring burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery, Sheridan. In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene's name may be made to: Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769.To share condolences online, please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.com
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Coburn, Jeremy - Lincoln And Interlachen, Fl  
LINCOLN AND INTERLACHEN, FL - Jeremy Coburn, 37, passed away unexpectedly February 6, 2016, in Interlachen, Florida. He was born February 3, 1979, in Lincoln, the son of Rhonda Coburn-Philbrook. He grew up in the Lincoln area. Jeremy enjoyed doing carpentry work, was very good at car repair and mechanic work, and loved spending time with family and friends. Always trying to be the best father he could, he made sure his children lacked nothing. He worked at setting mobile homes all over the state of Maine and more recently, the state of Florida. He had moved to Florida eleven years ago with his family. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-dad, Rich; his wife of 15 years, Dorothy "Dee" Coburn; three children, Jacob, Landen and Kaitlyn; a brother, Jamie Coburn, of Old Town; two cousins, Amanda and Mallory; parents-in-law, Harold "Butch" and Mabel Sibley, of Florida; he also leaves many cousins and special friends who will never forget him. His children were the joy of his life, and he will be greatly missed by them and by the rest of his family and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Roger and Hazel Coburn; a brother, Joseph; and an uncle, Michael Coburn. We all grieve for him, and feel the pain of his passing. A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 20, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln, with the Rev. Cheryl Stratton officiating. A luncheon will be held at Lincoln United Methodist Church following the service. Graveside services will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to help his wife and children may be left at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at clayfuneralhome.com .
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Dorr Jr., Albion M. - Bangor  
BANGOR - Albion M. Dorr, Jr., "Junior," 88, died February 6, 2016 at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness. He was born August 30, 1927 in Hermon, the son of Albion M. and Blanche (Garland) Dorr. Junior grew up in Bangor and attended Bangor schools. In 1950, he married Pauline Bates and they lived in Bangor. They celebrated 65 years of marriage in November. He worked at Harrington's Filling Station and later ran Harry Nelson's Garage for many years. He ran a television fixing business for a brief period of time. For many years, the family ran a Holstein dairy farm, keeping Junior busy. In 1959, he started Dorr's Equipment with his father and brother, Donald. He enjoyed working with the customers, driving all over the state working on equipment. He retired from Dorr's Equipment in 1983, due to ill health. After retirement, Junior enjoyed helping his son-in-law, Richard, with mechanical issues at Leture's Paving. Junior was a fix it person, always tinkering on something. He enjoyed camping trips and snowmobiling with family, attending the girls' horse shows, spending time with his grandchildren, and talking on his CB, aka Doorbell. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Donald, a sister, Joyce Bragg, nephews, Robert Dorr, Alan Oxley, Terri Bragg and a niece, Bonnie Oxley. Surviving in addition to his wife, Pauline (Bates) Dorr, are his daughters, Patricia Leture and her husband, Richard of Orono, Marie Wade and her husband, Peter of Farmington, Nancy MacLeod and her companion, Rick Taravella of Boynton Beach, Florida, six grandchildren, Melissa Leture, Vanessa Leture, Jason Wade, Daniel Wade, Sarah Wade, Lindsay MacLeod, one sister, Joanne Oxley of Brewer, several nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor where a funeral service will be held 11 am, Thursday, February 11, 2016 with Andrew Files officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in the spring. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St., following the service. Those who wish to remember Junior in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com
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