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PROSPECT - Clarence G Drew Sr 79, of Prospect, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at EMMC on January 19, 2015. He was born November 7, 1935 in Frankfort son of the late Chester L and Mildred (Nelson) Drew. He graduated from Winterport High School class of 1955. He served in the U S Navy from 1955 to 1963 during the Vietnam War. Clarence was very proud of his military service. He enjoyed fishing and taking care of his yard and chasing the leaves in the fall. He looked forward to going to breakfast on Saturdays with his daughter and anyone who wanted to join them. He will be remembered by the mischievous twinkle in his eye. He was a long time member Jerry Dobbins American Legion Post 157, Prospect Fire Dept. and a member of the Franklin Vets Club. He attended services at the Stockton Springs Community Church and served on MSAD NO18 School Board. He worked for Delta Chemicals in Searsport and retired from GAC after 40 years of service. He worked for Blue Hill Pyrotechnics and The Bangor Mall. He is survived by his loving wife Florence, his 3 children, Clarence Jr, wife Holly of Herman, Theresa, partner Francis Larrabee of Prospect, Thomas, partner Jessica Sisco of Winterport, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and 5 stepchildren, several nieces and nephews, and 2 sister-in laws. He is predeceased by his parents, and 5 siblings. At his request there will be no funeral services. Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of his life at the Prospect Community Center on January 31, 2015 from 1-3PM. Graveside service will be in the spring. Should friends choose, memorial donations in his name are encouraged to: Stockton Springs Ambulance Service.
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PORTLAND - Kathleen R. Nickless of Portland, Maine died Monday January 19, 2015. She was born in Eastport, Maine on December 31, 1926, the daughter of Cleveland and Alice Kennedy. She was married to Joseph E. Nickless who predeceased her in 1980. Kathleen graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1949 and was a member of the All Maine Women Honor Society. She was a dedicated teacher for 25 years at the George B. Weatherbee School in Hampden, Maine. She was a member of the Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland and contributed as a Lay Minister and participated in a bible study group. Her interests included genealogy, water aerobics, yoga and reading. She traveled extensively with her friends after retirement. She loved to follow current events, politics, and the Red Sox. Kathleen's eldest son, John D. Nickless, predeceased her in May of 2013. She is survived by her daughter Marcia Lynch of Walnut Creek, CA. and her son Joel Nickless of Scarborough, ME. She had 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by her sister Virginia Nickless of Waterville, ME. and Cleveland Kennedy of Bucksport, ME. She was loved by many for her kind heart and positive attitude. Friends and family are invited to a time of visitation on Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 from 2-4 pm. A memorial service will be held at Woodfords Congregational Church 202 Woodford St. Portland, Maine on Monday Jan 26, 2015 at 10:00 am with a reception to follow. Interment will be in the spring at Silver Lake Cemetery in Bucksport, Maine. On-line condolences can be given to the family at www.jonesrichandhutchins.com . In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Kathleen's memory to : ITN (Independent Transportation Network) , providing transportation to seniors and people with visual impairments. ITNPortland One Westbrook Common, Suite 3 Westbrook, ME. 04092 Phone: (207) 854-0505 Fax: (207) 849-7041
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GREENVILLE - Rowena B. Marin, 91, died January 17, 2015 at Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft after a short illness. She was born in Gardiner, January 26, 1923, the daughter of David and Sylvia (Stevens) Christopher. She graduated from Gardiner High School in 1941, and retired as a food purchaser for the State of Maine in Augusta. After retiring she and her husband Ernest "Babe" Marin moved from Gardiner to Rockwood and spent 30+ years as well known members of the community. Her hobbies included rug hooking, knitting, crocheting and canning, and she taught her craft to all those interested in learning. She enjoyed playing cribbage, bingo, and cards. Rowena will be remembered for her generosity to all those around her young and old. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rockwood for many years until moving to Greenville where she became a member of the Holy Family Parish. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest R. "Babe" Marin, who passed away on April 24, 2011. She is survived by her loving granddaughter, Kathi Chase; great grandson, Christopher J. LeCompte; and great great grandson, Gabriel C. LeCompte, as well as a niece, Penny Purington; other nieces and nephews both on her family and the Marin family sides. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the spring at the St Joseph's Catholic Church in Rockwood. Burial will be in the Maine Veteran's Cemetery in Augusta next to her husband. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville, Maine. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com .
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HERMON - Jesse W. Tolman, 70, passed away at home, January 22, 2015, from many ongoing health problems. Jesse was born October 26, 1944 in Newburgh, the son of Alton and Olive (Cobb) Tolman. In his early years he was a truck driver for Rice & Miller & Emery Waterhouse Co. He served as a mechanic in the Army during the Korean War. He was in the Merchant Marines traveling all over and later demolished buildings for a living. For many years he ran the Jesse Tolman Firewood business. He raced cars and won many trophies. He was a member of the Odins Wrath Motorcycle Club owning a fine 1950 Pan Head motorcycle. He was a life member of the Bangor BPOE #244 Elks Lodge, was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, and he loved all things outdoors. Although he appeared rough and burley on the outside, one could catch a tear rolling down his cheek when watching something sad on TV. He loved his Dobermans and will be sadly missed by Duncan. Jesse is survived by his Life Partner of 34 years, Kathleen Oxley; her daughter Laurie Martin and her husband Tony; son Jesse Lynn of Old Orchard Beach; daughter Amanda Tavernakis and husband Pete, and their children Forest and Fern of Waldoboro; siblings Alton and wife Tracey of Newburgh, Arthur of Stockton Springs, Raymond and wife Carol of Newburgh, and Grace Davis and partner Arthur, of Milford. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother Gerald and a sister Paulette. There will be no services per Jesse's request. Those who wish to remember Jesse in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at Memorial-Alternatives.com .
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GORHAM - Edwin H. Mower, 89, formerly of St. Albans, died peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at the Gorham House in Gorham, Maine. He was born on March 9, 1925, in St. Albans, the son of Philip and Marjorie (Heath) Mower. He spent most of his life in St. Albans, graduated from Hartland Academy in 1943 and proudly served in the European Theatre in the Army Air Corp during World War II. While in the service, he attended college in Ohio and later at Husson College in Bangor, Maine. He was employed by Wirthmore Feeds in Corinna and later was the store manager of Agway in Fairfield until his retirement. He was very active and loved to play golf and was proud of his three "holes in one." He enjoyed riding motorcycles, skiing, and piloting small aircraft. His first plane was a Taylorcraft which he kept on Big Indian Lake in St. Albans during the winter. He liked taking his wife and family on trips and to attend "fly-ins" in central Maine. Later on he had a Cessna airplane which he kept at the Pittsfield airport. He enjoyed watching the Red Sox and golf tournaments. He and his wife wintered in Zephyrhills, Florida, for almost 30 years. They spent the rest of their time at their home on Big Indian Lake in St. Albans where they enjoyed spending time with their family and life-long friends. For the last couple of years, they resided at the Park Residences in Waterville and recently moved to the Gorham House. They had a wonderful life together. He was a member of the Corinthian Masonic Lodge #95 in Hartland as well as the Anah Shriners in Bangor. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Irene (Small) Mower, of Gorham; daughters, Karen Weymouth and husband, Peter, of Scarborough and Edwina Brown of Standish; son, Chris Mower of St. Albans; daughter-in-law Irene Mower of Bath; grandchildren, Ian Weymouth, Eli Weymouth and wife, Nicole, Heath Mower, Matt Brown and wife, Maureen, and Tyler Mower and wife, Katie; great grandchildren, Emily and Eli Weymouth; sister, Winafred Russell of St. Albans; one niece; and three nephews. He will be dearly missed by his wife and family. He was predeceased by his beloved son, Victor Mower; and a sister, Priscilla Dunn. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Crocker Cemetery, Dexter Road, St. Albans, Maine. Military honors will be presented for his service to our country. Additional details to be provided at a later date. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Gorham House for their compassionate care. Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to: www.shoreynichols.com . If desired, donations may be made in his memory to: Patriot Riders of America, Maine Chapter 3, 10 Sandy Point Drive, St. Albans, ME 04971. He was proud of his son's involvement in this organization.
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CARIBOU - Kathleen Gallagher, 71, passed away January 20, 2015 at her Caribou residence surrounded by her loving family after a courageous three-year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). She was born in Perham, June 30, 1943, the daughter of the late John and Myrtle (Hughes) Akerson, where she spent her childhood and eventually grew up to be the beautiful woman that we all knew and loved. Kathleen worked at McCain's and MECON for several years before moving to Florida. She returned to Caribou in 1993 to be with her children. Kathleen retired in October of 2011 from Kmart where she had been employed for over 20 years. She was the center of her family, and they frequently gathered with her for dinners or celebrations of any kind. Kathleen enjoyed gardening, sewing and sitting on her deck on warm summer days. Above all else, Kathleen enjoyed spending time with her family and was usually the one organizing family reunions or gathering her brothers, sisters and extended family together for yearly vacations. She is survived by her life partner, James O'Neal of Caribou, her children: Sandy Albair and husband James, Johnny Gallagher, and Penny Wickstrom and husband Jon all of Caribou. Four grandchildren: Lance Albair and his wife Lori of Woodland; Katelyn Albair and fiancée Alex Brombacher of Caribou; Kyle Wickstrom of Bangor and Nicole Wickstrom of Caribou. Two great -grandchildren, Ethan and Landan Albair of Woodland. Two brothers: John Akerson and wife Elaine of Caribou and Hugh Akerson and wife Norma of Woodland. Three sisters: Maxine Cote of Palm Harbor, Florida; Marilyn Olmstead of Wolcott, Connecticut and Natalie Riggs of Anderson, Indiana and a sister in law Joyce Akerson of Madawaska Lake. Kathleen is loved and will be greatly missed by several nieces and nephews who always made a special effort to stop to visit Aunt Kathy, where she always offered a warm welcome. Mrs. Gallagher was predeceased by a brother, Galen Akerson. Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou 6-8 pm Saturday. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Sunday January 25, 2015 from the Perham Baptist Church with Rev. David Gouplille, officiating. Interment will take place in the Fairview Cemetery, Perham. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Kathleen may do so through the charity of one's choice. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
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HADLEY, NY - Jerald Lee Fletcher of Hadley, New York, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. He was born July 24, 1932 to Elden and Helen Fletcher in Bangor, Maine. He grew up in Brewer Maine, until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served as an air traffic controller. Upon his honorable discharge, Jerry attended the University of Maine, wherer he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering physics. He retired after a long career at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory as a computer programmer. On July 14, 1989, Jerry married Lorraine (Dugay) Dingman, his loving, surviving wife. They have enjoyed their passion for each other and ballroom dancing for 26 years. Loving survivors include daughters, Debbie Anderson of Ballston Spa, NY and Trish Gori (Chris) of Lake Luzerne, and their mother, Betty Carter Fletcher ; grandchidren, Lenny Fletcher, Jonathan Howarth and Lauren Anderson; great-granddaughter, Olive Fletcher; sister, Anne and Richard Scribner of Presque Isle, Maine; and three nieces. Along with his widow, Lorraine, Jerry will be missed by his stepdaughters, Gail Brust of Corinth, and Vicki Doherty (George) of Lake Luzerne; grandchildren, Laura Cartier (Bill), Nicole Jones (Matt) and Colby Nizolek; and great-grandchildren, Grace and Molly Jones. Mickey Mouse, crossword puzzles, Calvin & Hobbs comics, the New York Yankees, big band music,U.S. History, Sacandaga Lake, lobster dinners, Lionel trains, model airplanes, ping pong tournaments and most of all dancing with Lorraine were things he enjoyed the most. A man of many admirable qualities, Jerry was humble, kind and gentle in nature. An unkind wordnever escaped his lips. He fought his illness with stoic courage. Jerry will forever be a source of inspiration to his family and those who knew him. Services will be private for the family on Friday, January 23, at 2:00. Arrangements are under the direction of Densmore Funeral Home, 7 Sherman Avenue, Corinth NY 12822. Interment will be held in the spring.
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CALAIS - Peter DelMonaco, 87, died January 20, 2015 at the Blaire House Nursing Center in Tewksbury, MA. Peter was born December 30, 1927 in Providence, RI, the son of Peter and Maria Maddelena (DiCenzo) DelMonaco. He attended Nathaniel Greene Jr. School in Providence and graduated from the Calais Academy in 1945. He also attended the University of Maine at Orono, where he studied engineering. Peter worked for nearly 60 years in the family construction business, Thomas DiCenzo, Inc. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Anna and her husband Harold Drew, brother William DelMonaco and wife Phoebe, and brother Nicholas DelMonaco. On October 27, 1957 he married his loving wife Irene (Little). Peter will be deeply missed by his devoted wife, beloved son Dr. John DelMonaco and wife Jennifer (Nisi), adored grandchildren Sabrina and Isabelle, brother Edmund and wife Margaret, sister-in-law Geraldine, two special nieces Diane Brown and Donna Geel, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Always generous with his time, Peter often worked on landscaping or construction projects for family and friends. No matter how small or large the project, he saw that it was completed to perfection. A recent project of which he was exceptionally proud was the restoration of the Stations of the Cross at the Immaculate Conception Church. He drew great joy from working in his vegetable and flower gardens, never allowing the harsh weather to interfere with the growth of his beautiful roses. Peter lived a life filled with vitality and, when he wasn't working on projects, he greatly enjoyed traveling with his family. His visits to Sulmona, Italy were particularly cherished. Peter was a member of the Lions Club, a Trustee of the Calais Regional Hospital, a member of the Maine Better Transportation Association, and a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church of Calais. Donations in Peter's memory can be made to the Anna Drew Scholarship Fund, The Bank of Maine, 344 Main Street, Calais, ME 04619. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Rob Lupo 11 a.m. Saturday, January 24, at Immaculate Conception R.C. Church, 31 Calais Ave., Calais. Burial will follow in Calais Cemetery. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com
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LOUISVILLE - Edward Lee Mollman, 89, of Louisville, Kentucky; passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Edward was born on May 19, 1925, to Anton and Audrey Mollman in Hillsboro, Illinois, and graduated from Hillsboro High School. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Lieutenant in both World War II aboard the U.S.S. Medusa and in the Korean War aboard the U.S.S. Bryce Canyon. Edward graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1948. It was at the University of Illinois that he met his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline Laney Mollman. They were married in 1949, and together raised five daughters. Edward's career as a professional engineer included plant management and engineering consulting roles at Standard Oil of Indiana, IMC Corporation, and Sverdrup Engineering. Edward was also active in civic and community life, winning election to both the town council and district school board in Wood River, Illinois, as well as being an active member of the Chamber of Commerce. Over the years to follow, the family lived in Wood River, Illinois; Orono, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Bethesda, Maryland and Sun City Center, Florida. Edward and Jacqueline made lifelong friends each place they lived. In retirement, Ed and Jackie shared a keen enjoyment of travel. Their adventures included numerous independent trips to the UK, Europe and Canada, as well as travel through most of the United States. The couple moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 2009 to be closer to family. Edward was known for his quick analytical mind, his passion for playing a very good piano, his love of the family's camp on Branch Lake (Maine), and most importantly, his devotion to his family. He was quick to say that Jacqueline was the best partner in life that anyone could have. Edward was preceded in death by wife, Jacqueline Laney Mollman, his parents, Anton and Audrey Mollman, and his brother, Ralph Mollman. He is survived by his children: Meredith Parente of Louisville, Ky., Carol Mollman of St. Louis, Mo., Jennifer Mollman of Philadelphia, Pa., Katherine Waters of Louisville, Ky., Elizabeth and husband, Mark Behringer of Chicago, Ill. and grandchildren, Jeffrey Waters (Danielle), Alexandra Waters and Claire Behringer. Funeral Service will be held at noon Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Pearson Funeral Home 149 Breckenridge Lane; Louisville, with entombment to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be between 10am and noon. The family wishes to thank everyone at Sunrise Senior Living and most recently, the dedicated team of caregivers from Home Instead for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
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HOULTON - Jennie E. Murphy 95, passed away Jan. 12, 2015 at a local hospital. She was born June 4, 1919 at Woodstock, NB, Canada, the daughter of Thomas L. and Mabel (Gray) Dunphy. Jennie attended Houlton schools. She met and married Charles L. Murphy on October 8, 1937. She was an incredible mother, grandmother, homemaker and dedicated employee at the Madigan Hospital for over thirty years while she and her husband Charlie raised two sons in very arduous times. She was an extremely affectionate person who loved and cherished her family. Despite their long distances throughout the country, Jennie was determined to keep the family united by providing relentless love and caring words of encouragement. She always kept in touch with each and everyone providing that bond we all know as "family". Jenni provided that crucial link of love, understanding and support to us all thru good times and bad times. She left us with a legacy of true grit, determination and personal responsibility. As one of her great granddaughters said, "I will always remember her as one Feisty Lady." She will be sorely missed by each and every one of us. Jennie enjoyed her home and her beautiful trees and flower gardens. Jennie is survived by her son Charles L. Murphy and his wife Bobbi of Jacksonville, FL; daughter-in-law Joanne Murphy of Rockland; six grandchildren Carlton Murphy of Rockland, John Murphy and his wife Gayle of Owl's Head, Tom Murphy of Rockland, Chris and Jenni Murphy of Jacksonville, FL, Jim Murphy and his wife Tammy of Hollywood, FL; nine great grandchilddren, one great, great grandchild; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Charles L. Murphy in 1984, her son Frederick L. Murphy in 2012, her brothers Clair, Kenneth, Tom and Basil Dunphy, her sisters Lucille Appleby and Glenda Rich. Graveside services will be announced at a later date. Gifts may be made in Jennie's memory to the American Red Cross, the Church of the Good Shepherd, the Wounded Warrior's Project or the Ark Animal Sanctuary c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book: dunnfuneral.com
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PRESQUE ISLE - Raynold Legassie Sr. 89 went to be with his Lord on January 21, 2015 at a Presque Health care facility. Raynold, known to all as Ray was born in Sheridan on Feb. 7, 1925, the son of Stuart and Sophie (Baker) Legassie. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. He worked for Pepsi Cola, then for Sunbeam Bread which became Country Kitchen Bread, where he stayed and retired from. Ray was a devoted communicant at St. Mary's Catholic Church and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife Arleine (Markee) Legassie of Presque Isle, four sons; Dennis of Carmel, Floyd of Presque Isle, Ray of South Portland, Randy and his wife Debra of Carmel, a daughter Angela Brooks of Presque Isle, five brothers; Glen and his wife Pauline of Presque Isle, Richard and his wife Elaine, Stuart Jr. and Marie, all of South Portland. Milton and Milford of Presque Isle, a sister Joanne Saucier and her husband Jeffrey of Fort Fairfield, a sister law Gloria Legassie of Presque Isle, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by six brothers, twins Harold and Gerald, Herman, Carlton, Floyd, and Donald, and a sister Jeanette Costa. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday Jan.24, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood Presque Isle with the Very Rev. Jean Paul LaBrie celebrant. Relatives and friends may call at the church 10AM until time of the Mass. Spring interment with military honors will be at North Main Street Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to Parish of the Precious Blood H.O.P.E. PO Box 813 Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
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CUTLER - Bruce W. Porter passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cutler, Maine on January 19, 2015. He was born August 6, 1954, the son of Arthur and Alice (Kinghorn) Porter. He graduated from Washington Academy in 1972 and went to work digging clams and working in the woods. In 1976 he married his sweetheart Vicki and they started their family, bringing up three children together. In 1983 Bruce purchased his first commercial fishing vessel and started his life of working on the water. He continued providing for his family and supplying seafood to his loved ones, much to his delight, until his death. He loved cars and in his youth spent time racing at Winterport Dragway. Bruce loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He especially loved it when all of his family was home together. Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Vicki (Kilton) Porter, children: Amanda Chase and husband John of Cutler, Stephen and wife Erin of Bangor, Allyson Simmon and husband Chris of Plainfield, IL, parents Arthur and Alice Porter of Cutler, brother Scott and wife Arlene of Whiting, sister Donnalee Feeney of Roque Bluffs and Leigh Feeney of Jonesboro, grandsons Shane Chase and Hollis and Callum Porter, mother in law Vivian Kilton of East Machias, sister in law and brother in law Deborah and Leslie Look of Whiting. He is also survived by several beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father in law Stephen Kilton in May of 2014. He had many special people in his life, friends and family that he enjoyed spending time with as well. Services will be held at Head of the River Baptist Church in Cutler on Saturday, January 24th at 11:00am. Immediately following at 12:00pm there will be a Celebration of Life at Bay Ridge Elementary School in Cutler. There will be a private graveside service for the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his memory to Head of the River Baptist Church. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com
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SHAWNEE, KS - Gerald E. Goodblood, age 86, died peacefully on Jan 17, 2015 in Shawnee, KS. Gerry was born Nov 26, 1928 in Portage, ME to Marshall Goodblood and Emily (Pinette) Goodblood. After serving in the US Air Force during the Korean War, Gerry graduated from Indiana Tech, and subsequently spent over 30 years as a highly-respected Aeronautical Engineer for the FAA. Gerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, JoAnna Goodblood; Children: Janet Jones and husband, Gareth, of Atlanta, GA, Michael Green of Chicago, IL, and Susan Green of Kansas City, MO; Grandchildren: Christina Cornier Mertz and Antonio Cornier of Chicago, IL; Siblings: Shirley Dancer of Wolcott, CT, Arthur Goodblood of Fairland, IN, Gail Goodblood of Woodland, ME, and Judy Huntley of Eagle Lake, ME. He was preceded in death by siblings Marion Michaud, Cleveland Goodblood, and Reginald Goodblood. Gerry loved spending time laughing with family and friends. He was an avid golfer, a pilot, and a flight instructor. He enjoyed carpentry and refurbishing antiques, especially clocks. Gerry loved traditional Country Western music, with Hank Williams and Hank Snow as favorites. A memorial service is scheduled for January 23 at 11:00 am at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1014 West 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Association. The family would like to give special thanks to Amanda Nelson, Monica Holmes, and Juanita Hernandez for their loving care. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.com
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NEWPORT - "Newport's Oldest Citizen" Pauline S. Paine, 103, passed peacefully in the Lord's arms January 18, 2015. She was born February 14, 1911, in Woodland, Washington County, one of six children to Randall and Janie (Shirley) Ewing. Polly lived most of her younger years in Millinocket with her uncle and aunt John and "Minnie" McMann. She graduated from Stearns High School in Millinocket and from Presque Isle Normal School (Teacher's college). Polly taught in a one room school house in Chester. She married Lyndall Paine and together ran IGA stores in Lincoln and Mattawamkeag. They moved to Newport in December 1946 and worked together in real estate until retirement. She was the oldest member of the People's United Methodist Church, where for many years she enjoyed working at the annual antique show and making chicken pies. Larry Gray remembered her as the official "gravy stirrer". She also enjoyed the children, teaching Sunday School for many years. "Grammy Polly" was very proud of her 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn (Paine) Hawthorne; granddaughters Lynn Malynowski and Kim Miller; grandsons, Mike and Kelly Hawthorne; great grandchildren, Ben, Jacob and Michaela Hawthorne; daughter in law Clis Paine and her daughters Sandy Buckland and Sharon O'Leary; 1 brother, Thomas Ewing; several nieces and nephews. Pauline was predeceased by her husband Lyndall Paine, stepson Malcolm Paine, brothers Ken, Norman, and Archie, and sister, Myrtle Ewing. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, January 23rd, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Interment will be in the Millinocket Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Food Bank, 26 High Street, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com
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BAILEYVILLE & TOPSFIELD - Ivah Althea Daggett, 82, was surrounded by her family when she was reunited with her husband of 57 years Charles "Chick" Daggett, January 19, 2015 at a Bangor hospital. Ivah was born April 29, 1932 to Therman and Albina (Cochran) LaPlant in Codyville. She spent her childhood in Codyville and attended Lee Academy where she later served on the board of directors. Ivah enjoyed serving her community, she was a member of the Topsfield school board for many years, a past member of the Eastern Star Royal Chapter No. 145 in Princeton and owned and operated, with Chick, both the Charles Daggett Inc. logging company and then Daggett's Country Market from 1982 until 2007, both in Topsfield. She loved to go square dancing with Chick in her younger years and will be remembered as a wonderful cook by not only her family but also by the Topsfield community as she baked a countless number of pies and desserts for her store and community suppers. She was a brilliant storyteller who lived for her family. Ivah will be sadly missed by her three children, Wayne Daggett and his wife Dianne of Topsfield, Cindy DelMonaco and her husband Edmund Jr. of Baileyville and Leslie Daggett and companion Laurie of Princeton; seven grandchildren, Danielle Daggett and her fiancée Dan, Corey Daggett and his fiancée Tracy, Amanda DelMonaco-Bell and her husband John, Melinda "Jean" DelMonaco, Meagan DelMonaco, Leslie Monk and her husband Scott and Melanie Cochran and her husband Chris; eleven great grandchildren, Micheal, Everett, Madisyn, Ethan, Brendon, Kylie, Ayden, Evan, Jenna, Grayson, and Easton; her brother Raleigh LaPlant and his wife Joanne of Panama City, FL, her special sister-in-law Priscilla Daggett; brother-in-law Douglas Daggett and her special canine companion, Smokey. Ivah was predeceased by her parents, her husband Charles Daggett and her brother and sister-in-law, Murray and Frances LaPlant. Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 23rd at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A celebration of life will begin at 2:00 p.m. immediately following visitation. Donations in Ivah's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or at www.cancer.org Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com
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OLD TOWN - William G. "Bill" Comeau, 87, died peacefully January 20, 2015 at Dirigo Pines, Orono, after battling Multiple Myeloma. He was born November 23, 1927 in Old Town the son of Bernard George and Mary Elizabeth "Alice" (Girouard) Comeau. Bill enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 17, during WWII, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan aboard the Destroyer USS Kleinsmith. He returned to Old Town, finished his GED, and worked at James River Pulp and Paper for 42 years as a machine tender, foreman, and retired as Assistant Superintendent in Pulp. In 1948 he married Imelda Brodeur and they had five children. At the age of 34, Bill became a widower, and with the help of his mom, kept the family together. He remarried three years later to Lois Babkirk, and together they had a son. They were married 45 years before Lois passed away in 2011. He is survived by six children Delia (Comeau) Carter and her husband Jimmy of Severn, MD; Elizabeth (Comeau) Cashman and her husband Jack of Brewer, William Comeau and his wife Judy (Lenfest) of Milford, Paul Comeau and his wife Sandy (Christianson) of Winterport, Edward Comeau and his wife Charald (St. Thomas) of Lincoln, and Alan Comeau and his wife Christine (Winter) of Old Town; 16 grandchildren Craig Jones and his wife Megan, Brad Jones and his wife Dawn, Derek Cashman and his wife Michelle, Danny Cashman and wife Karen, Tracy Comeau and wife Brandi, Michael Comeau and his partner Katilyn, Chris Comeau, Kate Nicholson and her husband John, Jonathan Comeau, Jennifer Folsom and her husband Jason, Elizabeth Muncey and her husband Dan, Haley and Austin Comeau; two step granddaughters Alicia Hershey and her husband Brendon; and Natalie Carter; 20 great grandchildren Joshua, Chloe, Brayden, Kathleen, Sarah, Jaclyn, Carolyn, Ben, Bella, Alyssa, Quinn, Tyler, Brigette, Zoe, Phoebe, Abigail, Kaylee, Connor; two step great grandchildren Alexis and Miles with two on the way; sister-in-law Barbara Jacobs and her husband John of Harborside. In addition to his wives and parents, he was predeceased by a sister Kathleen and her husband Ed Read and a grandson Nathan Comeau. The family wishes to give a sincere thank you to the caregivers at Brewer Rehab, Cancer Care of Maine and Dirigo Pines for their compassionate care. Friends may call 4-7PM Thursday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11AM Friday at Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Holy family Church, Old Town. Immediately following the service, all are invited to the Parish Hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Spring burial with military honors will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Care of Maine c/o EMHS Foundation P.O. Box 931 Bangor, ME 04402
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BREWER - Sandra Jean (Van Aken) Wheeler, 75, died unexpectedly, January 19, 2015. She was born June 3, 1939 in Bangor, the daughter of the late Clinton and Margaret (Hersey) Van Aken. Sandra attended Bangor High School, went to the University of Maine, where she met the love of her life Manch (Huggy Bear), and received her Master's at Westfield State. She was a teacher at Prudence Crandle School for 17 years and worked at Dawson Bradford Real Estate for 20 years. Sandra was a long-standing member of the Veazie Congregational Church. She was an avid Black Bear fan and loved going to the Women's basketball games. Sandra loved knitting scarves for her loved ones and feeding them her famous lemon poppy seed cake. She also enjoyed playing scrabble and playing cards with Manch. Sandra is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years, Manchester H. Wheeler; her sister and best friend Janice Tingley and her husband, Stan; her brother Clinton Van Aken; her two sons, Jay Wheeler and his wife Sharon, and Jeff Wheeler and his wife Cindy; daughter Stephanie Martin and her husband John; her six adored grandchildren, Gina, Sam, Zach, Chrysta, Alexa, and Dakota; and special friends, Jill and Mo. A memorial gathering to celebrate Sandra's life will be held on Friday, January 23rd from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Services for family and close friends will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the Veazie Congregational Church. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrooksingsSmith.com
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HERMON AND PRESQUE ISLE - Arlene Marie (Cannon) Munroe, 88, passed into heaven on Friday, January 16, 2015 while a resident at Ross Manor in Bangor after a period of declining health. The daughter of L. Chester and Dora Cannon, Arlene was born on January 2, 1927 in Presque Isle, ME. She grew up in a loving environment on the Case Farm on the Caribou Road, gaining a love and respect for family. She raised five children, and then after they were grown and to the amazement and awe of her family, she flew on her first plane ride ever to Toronto to marry her high school sweetheart, Maynard Munroe, and together they raised Glen Munroe. Always the hostess, she will be be remembered by many as a caring, loving person, who enjoyed her family and made her home open and comfortable to all who entered. Later in her life, she obtained her GED and then became a Certified Nurses Aid, making her family very proud. Arlene is survived by her children, Ansil A. Adams, II (Andy) and Joellen of Bloomington, Illinois, Janis Currier of Hermon, Sandra Gagnon and Tom of Presque Isle, Margaret Ricker and Clyde Finger of Oxford, Connecticut, D. Catherine Grendell and Ernest of Hampden, Mark and Judi Munroe of Greenville, Wisconsin, Bonnie Sammons and Mitchell of Belgrade, Marcia McCullough of Hudson, Florida, and Glen Munroe of Switzerland, a brother Larry Cannon and Sharon of Carmel, and a sister Esther (Cannon) Beck of Augusta, along with 13 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She will be missed by her dear friend, Viola Currie of Presque Isle. Arlene was predeceased by her father and mother, husband Maynard Munroe, brothers Joseph and Marshall Cannon, brother-in-law Theodore Beck, sons-in law Gordon Ricker and Tyrone Currier, and first husband, Calvin G. Adams. At Arlene's request, graveside services will be held in the spring with details to be announced at a later date. Donations in memory of Arlene may be made to the Aroostook House of Comfort (Aroostook Hospice Foundation) in care of Rick Duncan, P.O. Box 766, Presque Isle, ME 04769-0766, a much-needed service for families in Aroostook County. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the EMMC doctors, nurses and staff on the cardiac floor along with Dr. Van Kirk and the palliative care team. Your care and patience during these difficult months will always be remembered. To all the doctors, nurses and staff at Ross Manor, you made this transition in the last season of our Mom's life one that was filled with comfort, compassion and understanding not only for our precious Mother but also for our family during this very difficult time. To Dr. Nancy O'Neill, under your care, our Mom felt blessed and at peace knowing she was getting the very best care from a trusted old friend and was thankful that circumstances brought patient and doctor back together for her final years on earth.
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ORONO - Dorothy Louise (Jones) Smith, 95, died January 16, 2015 at her daughter's home in Milford after a brief illness. She was born in Brownville on December 21, 1919, the daughter of William Nelson Jones and Florence (Bridges) Jones. After graduating high school, Dorothy worked at the Chalet in Orono, where she met a gentleman named Philip Smith. They were married on her birthday in 1940. She then spent her time being busy raising her family. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary in Orono for 32 years and she belonged to a group of people called the Nit Wits. The family would like to thank Hospice of Eastern Maine, Dr. Ritter, and hospice nurse Cheryl for their wonderful care of our mother. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Sandra Moon and husband Carl; 3 sons, George Smith and wife Anne, Stephen Smith and wife Janet, and Philip Smith and wife Cynthia; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 2 great great granddaughters; 1 step great great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents Dorothy was predeceased by her sisters Glenwood Michaud and Winona Levasseur; and her husband Philip in 1999. Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial service Saturday January 24 at 10AM at the Orono Chapel of Brookings Smith, 72 Main Street, Orono. Those who wish to remember Dorothy in a special way may make gifts in her memory to Hospice of Eastern Maine, 885 Union St., Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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MANCHESTER NH - John E. Schmidt Jr., 73, of Manchester, NH died January 17, 2015 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME after a brief illness. He was born in New York, NY on April 21, 1941 to John and Marion (Carmody) Schmidt. He earned a bachelor's degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and a master's degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. John was a health care administrator at The Aroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, ME for many years. In retirement, he was a dedicated volunteer at the grade school level. He also enjoyed corresponding with family and friends by way of a written letter. He was an active communicant of St. Catherine Church where he was a member of the Men of St. Joseph. He was also a Granite State Ambassador and a member of the Friends of Stark Park, the American College of Hospital Administrators and the Lions Club. The family includes his wife of 40 years, Winifred (Van Pell) Schmidt of Manchester, NH; two children, Adam J. Schmidt and his wife, Kristin, of Manchester, NH and Kate Schmidt of New York, NY; three grandchildren, Meghan, Caroline and John Schmidt; three sisters, Mary Corr of North Carolina, Theresa Schmidt of New York and Margaret Bush of Connecticut; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Grace E. Schmidt in 2005. Through his love of entertaining, hosting and cooking, the extended Schmidt family included many close and lifelong friends. SERVICES: Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, Manchester, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at noon at St. Catherine Church, corner of Webster and Hemlock streets, Manchester, NH. Memorial donations may be made to New Horizons for New Hampshire, 199 Manchester St., Manchester, NH 03101, or to the NH Food Bank, 700 East Industrial Park Dr., Manchester, NH 03109. To leave a message of condolence, visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com
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DEXTER - Edith C. Garrison, 97, died January 17, 2015 at a Dexter health care facility. She was born November 10, 1917 in Dexter, a daughter of Horace and Alphonsine (Giguere) Poulin. She graduated from N. H. Fay High School and belonged to the Young Ladies Guild. She will be remembered as the cashew lady at the Ben Franklin Store in Dexter. She was a communicant of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Dexter and was a charter member of the Daughters of Isabella. Edith was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by a son David and wife Margie Garrison of Dexter, and a daughter Anne and husband Peter Keyte, of Ft. Pierce, Florida; a sister, Geraldine Beaulieu of West Warwick, RI; 4 grandchildren, Bruce and wife Mary Garrison, Michelle and husband Roy Clavette, Brian Keyte and wife Allison, Shawn Keyte and wife Joy; 8 great grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Grace, Kyle, Kody, Eric, Courtney, Emily, Hannah and Max; 2 great great grandchildren, Elena Batchelder and Dylan Garrison; as well as special nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harold Garrison in 1942, 9 sisters, and 3 brothers. The family wishes to thank Maxine Blodgett for all the thoughtful things she did for Meme, and the Mayo Regional Hospital, the Dexter Ambulance Service and Dexter Health Care. Friends may call from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday at Crosby& Neal, 61 Main Street, Dexter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 A.M. Thursday , January 22nd, at St. Annes, Free Street, Dexter, with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Cahill and Deacon David Denbow officiating. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Annes Building Fund, P. O. Box, 193, Dexter, ME 04930. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
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