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BREWER & LEWISTON - Patricia P. Adams, 92, wife of the late Richard C. Adams, died Nov. 25, 2014 in Lewiston with her family at her side. She was born June 8, 1922 in Brewer, the daughter of George D. and Maryann (Conley) Phillips. Pat attended John Bapst High School but graduated in 1940 from Bucksport High School as salutatorian and was also a member of the National Honor Society. She and Richard were married in 1941 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Old Town and were lifelong residents of South Brewer. Pat worked as a secretary and bookkeeper of St. Teresa's and St. Joseph's Parish for many years and was a longtime communicant of St. Teresa's and was also a member of St. Teresa's Sodality. She was a 60 year member of the Daughters of Isabella, Ave Maria Circle #422, Bangor serving in many capacities including Local Regent, State Regent, International Vice Regent. Pat was a lifelong Girl Scout leader and trainer, was still a registered member and was a past board member. Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Spooner and her husband, Kentucky of Auburn; two grandsons, Richard Spooner and his wife, Denise of Sabattus and Darin Spooner and his fiancée, Heidi Kimmick of Lisbon; three great grandchildren Joshua Spooner of West Gardiner, Ryan Spooner of Sabattus and Cameron Kimmick of Brunswick; and cousins. Patricia was predeceased by her husband Richard C. Adams, her parents George and Maryann Phillips, 3 brothers, Wendall, Bunny, Charles "Freddie" and a sister, Pauline Griffith. The family wishes to thank the staff of Montello Manor and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for their devoted care and compassion toward Patricia's final days with us. Family and friends may visit 1:30 - 3:30 PM Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Montello Manor, 540 College St., Lewiston and 9-10:30 AM Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer prior to the procession to the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, So. Main St., Brewer. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be held afterward at the parish center. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Montello Manor, Inc. c/o Activities Dept. 540 College St., Lewiston, ME 04240.
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FORT FAIRFIELD - Dr. Donald W. Cassidy Sr., D.M.D., 80, husband of the late Elizabeth L. (McCarthy) Cassidy, passed away Tuesday morning November 25, 2014 at a Presque Isle nursing facility, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born August 11, 1934 in Fort Fairfield, the son of Wilfred F. and Loretta (Allison) Cassidy. Donald was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1952 and completed his undergraduate studies at St. Anselms College, Manchester, NH, where he was president of his senior class. He received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, and served in the United States Navy as a dentist from 1960 to 1962. Donald was a life long communicant of the Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, Fort Fairfield, was married to Elizabeth L. McCarthy on July 2, 1960 and established Cassidy Professional Associates in Fort Fairfield, providing dental services to Aroostook County from 1962 to 2000. Dr. Cassidy was a member of the Maine Dental Association, a member and past president of the Aroostook County Dental Society, a member of the American Dental Association, and a member and past president of the Aroostook Valley Country Club, Fort Fairfield. Donald also loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting and was always willing to graciously contribute to his church and community in numerous capacities over the years. In addition to his parents, Donald was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth on July 29, 1992. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Donald W. Cassidy Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Presque Isle, Joseph P. Cassidy and his wife Heather of Fort Fairfield; one daughter Elizabeth "Bethany" M. Paterson and her husband Curt of Presque Isle; two brothers, James Cassidy and his wife Marion of Fort Fairfield, Eugene Cassidy and his wife Linda of Sinclair; four sisters, Marion Fritz of Tampa, FL, Georgine Richards and Ellen Corrow and her husband Greg, all of Caribou, Caroline Daigle and her husband Dennis of Littleton, NH; eight grandchildren, Bennett Cassidy of Portland, Brock Cassidy of Presque Isle, Collin, Dalton and Ethan Cassidy, all of Fort Fairfield, Andrew, Adam and Cole Paterson, all of Presque Isle; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday November 28, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday November 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main Street, Fort Fairfield with Fr. Jean-Paul Labrie celebrant. Military funeral honors will take place at the church following the Mass. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the service at the VFW Paul Lockhart Post Number 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield. Private interment will take place at the St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Dr. Cassidy to the Fort Fairfield Alumni Association, P.O. Box 201, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com
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CASTINE and BELFAST - Nancy Brown Carr, 80, died Nov. 22, 2014. Nancy was born on Oct. 4, 1934, in Falmouth, Maine, the oldest daughter of Warren S. and Mary K. (Molly) Brown. In 1953, she married her high school sweetheart, Brenton Carr. Together, they raised three children. After traveling the country for Brent's work, the family relocated to Castine in the early 70's and made their home at Dyce's Head Lighthouse. Nancy was an avid painter, cook, teacher and sharer of her talents and her home. Many a student, friend and passerby at Dyce's Head had the pleasure of her kindness, her food and her front porch. She cherished life at the lighthouse and her view of Penobscot Bay for over 40 years. Nancy was a set designer for Cold Comfort Theater, the cook at the local Adams School, Kneisel Music School and East Grand Lake Camps. She spent time at Skowhegan School and Haystack embracing her gift for painting and sculpture. Nancy had a passion for teaching young people, whether it was sharing her cooking talents with her niece, creating a backdrop for a set, or composing a still life. She will be remembered for her generous spirit, her love of music, her sense of humor, and her ability and willingness to feed a crowd on short notice. Nancy is survived by her daughters, Susan Hatch and husband, David, of Castine and Sandra Richardson and husband, Nicholas, of Falmouth; her son, Brenton W. Carr and wife, Clara, of Atascadero, California; her partner and friend, Matt Merfeld of Belfast; her sister, Aynne Ames of Belfast; her grandchildren, Betsy Hatch Libby and husband, Jason, of New Gloucester, Joshua Hatch and wife, Vanessa, of Castine, Whitney McDorr of Portland, Zoe McDorr of Falmouth and Leslie Carr and Orman Carr of Atascadero, CA.; her great- grandchildren, Carter Libby, Jackson Libby, Oakley Hatch and Sarah Hatch, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents; her ex-husband and friend, Brent; her brothers, Orman and Louis Brown; and her sister, Harriet Brown Nelson. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Theresa Parker for her kindness and friendship. Services will be announced at a later date. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the Adams School Art Program, P.O. Box 29, Castine, ME 04421 or to The LifeFlight Foundation, P.O. Box 899, Camden, ME 04843.
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VIENNA - Albert Theodore Raedle -- author, painter, beloved father and husband, teacher, school board member and selectman -- passed away at 11:48 p.m. November 19th in his hometown of New York City. He was 77. Albert studied at Colby College in Maine and received his BA from Columbia University in New York with a small stint as a "Yank" at Oxford University in London. He enjoyed a rebellious youth, hitchhiking across the nation and collecting stories that would inspire a desire to write, draw and paint. He met his future wife Carolyn, also an artist, on Bliss Street in Sunnyside and lived in Sunshine at the time of his death. For 50 years, the family called Vienna, ME home, which remains the primary residence. During his life, Albert was passionate about righting wrongs. He encouraged all those he came into contact with to pursue excellence and follow their dreams, whether it was education, arts, sports or professional careers. Albert took his last breath following a long battle with lymphoma and subsequent health issues. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death and while his presence will be terribly missed, his journey continues and the indelible marks he left behind will always be cherished. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, four children -- Dianna, Will, Joe and Dan -- as well as, daughter-in-laws Maeve, Nancy and Donna. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Donations in Albert Raedle's honor can be sent to Deer Isle Artists Association - Artists Helping Artists, PO Box 634, Deer Isle, ME 04627.
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BANGOR - Cynthia "Cindy" Fisk, 75, passed away peacefully, November 14, 2014, reuniting with her son Bill and her parents Fred and Charlotte (Quimby) Stuart. She was born April 15, 1939 in Bar Harbor, where she attended area schools, graduating from Haverhill High School in Massachusetts. Cindy continued her education, graduating as an RN from the Lynn School of Nursing. She lived, and was licensed in several states, until relocating in Bangor where she worked in various hospitals, retiring from Acadia Hospital, after several years of dedication. She enjoyed knitting, was a talented gardener, and an amazing cook, known for her bread. Cindy, always willing to help those in need, donated much of her money, time and skills to several agencies. She enjoyed life and went on many adventures making friends along the way. In her retirement she became a "Nestie", enthralled watching eagles and making friends. Cindy will be greatly missed by her children, Geoff, Chris and his wife Kelly, Amy, Matthew and his wife Sarah, and Jonathan and his wife Sherri; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several cousins, and special friends Linda and Wayne. A memorial reception to celebrate Cynthia's life will be held from 1:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday November 29, 2014 at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Gifts in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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