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STOCKHOLM - Richard "Dick" Callison, 79, died at Northern Maine Medical Center on October 23. Dick was born on October 21, 1935 in Rupert, West Virginia, the son of Leslie John Callison and Maye L. (Surbaugh) Callison Harding. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1955, met and married Linda Gunnerson on May 30, 1959 while stationed at Loring AFB. Dick and Linda had three children, twins Rick and Vicki, and daughter Cheryl, who died in 1982. They lived in Caribou and Stockholm, Lakenheath AFB in England, Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona, and Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He served during the Vietnam War with deployments to Ubon Airfield, Thailand in 1971, Takhli, Thailand in 1972, and was Honorably Discharged in 1977. Dick earned his commercial pilot license, while stationed at Holloman in 1974, was handy at many trades from carpentry to auto mechanics. Following his retirement from the US Air Force, his family relocated to Clovis, New Mexico, where he owned and operated his own plumbing supply business. In 1980 Dick and Linda moved back to Stockholm, Maine where he worked as a carpenter, and on road/lawn crews at Loring AFB. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, and member of the American Legion Post 136 in Stockholm for thirty-one years. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son Rick and wife Nettie Callison of Clovis, New Mexico, daughter Vicki King and husband Vaughn McLaughlin of Fort Fairfield, grandchildren, Sunshyne and husband Lupe Ruiz of Honolulu, Hawaii, Kellas and wife Kristi Callison of Clovis, New Mexico, Christi Rosado of Fort Fairfield, Randy King of Stockholm, great-grandchildren Cammi, Graedon, and Jameson of Fort Fairfield, Anthony, Jonathan and Matthew of Hawaii, Joshua and Lundynn of New Mexico. Dick is also survived by a sister, Shelby Lisby of Austin, Texas, and many nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his parents and daughter Cheryl Lynn Callison. A memorial service will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Caribou, Maine, Rev. Robert Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stockholm Historical Society, and the Maine Veterans Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lancastermorgan.com
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FORT KENT - Dora Jean Michaud, 64, died peacefully, October 22, 2014 at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility. She was born in Fort Kent, September 22, 1950, the daughter of Omer and Mable (Pelletier) Dionne. Dora Jean enjoyed the outdoors snowmobiling and ATV riding. She was very active in the Westget Sipu Tribe serving as Treasurer for many years. Dora Jean was also a member of the Fort Kent Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband Maurice Michaud of Fort Kent; daughter Stephanie and husband Michael Bresett II of Van Buren; two sons Robert Albert and fiancee Robyn Gagnon, Christopher Albert and fiancee Sierra Babin all of Fort Kent; grandchildren, Brody, Vance, and Taylor Albert, MyKayla Bresett, Rebecca Albert, Logan, Trenton and Dakota Albert; one step-granddaughter, Abigail Pelletier; two brothers Joseph and wife Lorraine Dionne, Nelson R. and wife Jeannie Dionne; one sister, Dora Mae Voisine all of MA. In addition to her parents Dora Jean was predeceased by 2 sisters, Rinette Deschaine, Joela Deprey and by one granddaughter Madison Grace Albert in 2014. Friends may call Tuesday October 28, 9am to 11am at the Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 11am at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Memorial services will follow in the parish cemetery. In Lieu of flowers those who wish in Dora Jean's memory may donate to the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, 194 East Main St., Fort Kent, Me. 04743. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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BREWER - Patricia "Patsy" A. Augustus, 80, passed away peacefully in her husband arms October 23, 2014, at a Bangor healthcare facility. She was born January 5, 1934, in Brewer the daughter of James and Helinor (Jordan) Gallagher. Patsy attended John Bapst High School. In her younger days she loved to dance and did a lot of tap dancing and ballet. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. For 28 years Patsy enjoyed being in the military with her husband, meeting new friends, discovering new places, and redecorating their home. She worked for Davenport Plumbing and for the City of Bangor, as a clerk. She will be remembered for her baking of delicious chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter fudge, and her especially wonderful fruit cakes she made for her family and friends. Her family was her life, and was very special to her children and grandchildren, and will be dearly missed. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, John Augustus, of Brewer; sons, Michael Augustus and wife Sue of Gouldsboro, NC, Douglas Augustus and wife Kathy of Lebanon, ME, John Augustus Jr. of Dover, DE; a daughter, Karen Libersky and husband Dean of Rochester, NH; a brother, James Gallagher of Barrington, NH; a sister, Carlene Clarke of Concord, NH; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Friends may call from 6-8 PM, Monday, Oct. 27, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 S. Main Street, Brewer. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 531 N. Main Street, Brewer, 11 AM, Tuesday, Oct. 28, followed by the Rite of Committal at Mt. Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. Following Committal Prayers relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church Parish Hall. Gifts in Patsy's memory may be made to the Activities Fund, Maine Veteran's Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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DOVER-FOXCROFT - James Horace Salley died peacefully on Thursday, October 16, 2014, just one month shy of his 90th birthday, at a bangor hospital. Jim was born in Dover-Foxcroft on November 16, 1924, to Harry and Ila (Merrill) Salley, and on August 5, 2014, Jim and his loving wife, Mary E. (Herring) Salley, celebrated 65 years of wedded bliss. After graduating from Foxcroft Academy in 1943, Jim served with the United States Army in the European Theater until 1946. Upon his return to Dover-Foxcroft, he worked at Railroad Express, at the First National Store for 33 years, several of which were as Store Manager, and at Moosehead Manufacturing for 9 years, before retiring in 1990. He was a charter member of the Dover-Foxcroft Jaycees, a Past Commander and member for more than 50 years of the American Legion Post No. 29, and a lifetime member and Past Master of the Mosaic Masonic Lodge No. 52 A.F. & A.M., serving as secretary for 19 years, and spending many hours preparing candidates for the ceremony of initiation. Jim was also a lifetime member of Piscataquis Royal Arch Chapter No. 21 and Central Council No. 18, and a 22 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. He belonged to Anah Shriners, Tri County Shrine, and was a past member of St. John's Commandry in Bangor. Lastly, he was a member of the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church all of his life and a member of the Piscataquis Regional YMCA for 20 plus years. Jim is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Roderick James and his wife, Kathleen, of Richmond, VA; and daughter, Judith Salley Getchell of Dover-Foxcroft; three grandchildren, Adam and his wife, Amy, of Winter Haven, FL, Maquel and her husband, Alan Derosby, of Vassalboro, and Casey Lynn Getchell of Dover-Foxcroft; 2 step-grandchildren, Chris Hicks of Floyd, VA and Tommy Santin and his wife, Rachel, of Nixon, TX; 3 great-granddaughters, Avery and Paige Salley and Sofia Derosby; 3 step-great-grandchildren, Hunter Hicks, Tyler and Makayla Santin. He is also survived by sisters, Harriet Moen, Lois Farr, both of Dover-Foxcroft, and Laura Tyler of South Portland; and a brother, John Salley of Dexter. He was predeceased by a brother, Amasa Salley, and sisters, Phyllis Brackett and Margaret Sheldon, and his parents. Jim was an avid sports fan, particularly of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox, but more importantly, of the many sports in which his grandchildren participated. He travelled many miles, from Connecticut and Massachusetts to California and all around Maine, to cheer them on. Because of his Masonic ties, Jim supported his son in the Order of DeMolay and daughter in the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and was an advisory board member of the Rainbow Assemblies to which his daughter, Judy, and granddaughter, Casey, belonged. Jim was very proud of his family. Services will be held at the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, beginning with a Masonic service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, followed by an Eastern Star service and then a memorial service with Pastor Mark Stevens officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim's name to either Shriners Hospitals for Children - Boston or Springfield, c/o Anah Shriners, PO Box 735, Bangor 04402-0735, or to the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church, PO Box 62, Dover-Foxcroft 04426. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com .
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