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Adams, Carol A. - Corinth  
CORINTH - Carol A. Adams, 72, wife of Joseph D. Adams, died June 26, 2015 at her home in Corinth with her family by her side. She was born in 1942 in China, ME, the daughter of George F. and Josephine (Grant) Shorey. Carol was a 1961 graduate of Erskine Academy and 1962 graduate of Husson College. She worked many years in banking and finance in the Bangor area. Carol and Joe were married for more than 52 years and had have been longtime residents of Corinth. Together they have been operating their farm since 1970 where they grow several acres of strawberries. Carol loved to pick berries and her family finds some appropriateness that her passing occurred during "strawberry season." She was a longtime member of the American Legion Auxillary and was a 60 year member of the Maine State Grange, Palermo. She was also a member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John's Catholic Church, Bangor. Surviving in addition to her beloved husband of Corinth are five children, Margaret Davis and her husband, Joe of Newport, Anne Marie Minahan of Bangor, Anne Ford and her husband, Bruce of Danville, IL, Bill Adams and his wife, Jamie of Kenduskeag and Cathy Abrams and her husband, Jim of Corinth; many grandchdilren and great grandchildren; one sister, Jane Hamilton and one brother, David Shorey and his wife, Dottie; nieces and nephews. Carol's family gratefully thanks Beacon Hospice for the care they provided. Family and friends may visit 6 - 8 PM Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service 299 Union St., Bangor where a funeral liturgy will be held 11 AM Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Burial will be at Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Maine Muscular Dystrophy Assoc, 39 Mechanic St., Suite 100, Westbrook ME 04092 or at mda.org .
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Published in BDN Maine on June 29, 2015
Allen, Elizabeth Rosary (Bohl) - Presque Isle  
PRESQUE ISLE - Elizabeth Rosary (Bohl) Allen died June 3, 2015 at a Presque Isle nursing facility. She was born May 15, 1922 to Charles and Anna (dierykcx) Bohl in Patterson, NJ and was baptized in St. Theresa's Parish. Her maternal grandparents were Oscar and Stephanie (Van Hove) Dierykcx Antwerp, Belgium. Her paternal grandparents were Albert Bohl of Alsace Province, France and Elizabeth (Brunner) Bohl of Switzerland. Elizabeth attended Catholic School through grade twelve. She learned the skill of sewing from her grandmother Stephanie, beginning when she was eight years old, and became a gifted seamstress. She also enjoyed playing piano and singing. Elizabeth studied nursing and worked as an RN at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City for a total of eight years, including the difficult and long days of World War II. On November 27, 1948 she married Frank J. Allen of Brooklyn, NY, then devoted herself to the care and raising of her family. Three children were born to them, George, Anna, and Andrew. Preceding Elizabeth in death were here parents, grandparents and husband of nearly 51 years. Surviving are her children, George J. Allen of Caribou and wife Peggy, Anna McGrath of Seattle, WA, Andrew Allen of Towson, MD and companion Josie Irvine, daughter Allison and Blake Kalkstein of Townson, MD. As well as grandchildren Matthew McGrath of Manassas, VA and wife Lynna, Katherine Kinsman of Seattle and husband Mike, David McGrath of Hartford, CT. and wife Jessica. Great grandchildren Connor, Madeline, Elizabeth Kinsman. Friends may call Friday from 7-9pm at Faye Funeral Home 5 Erskine St. Presque Isle. A Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Presque Isle. A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus, Presque Isle. Interment will take place at a later date at the Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou.
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Published in BDN Maine on June 24, 2015
Ayotte, Richard J. - Van Buren  
VAN BUREN - Richard J. Ayotte, 54, died unexpectedly Monday, June 22, 2015, at his home with his wife by his side. He was born April 12, 1961 in Grand Falls, NB, Canada, a son of the late Edmund and Joan (Brown) Ayotte. Richard last worked with mulch and wood products with former A&J Industries, Van Buren, for over 20 years. In addition, he enjoyed working with many of the local farms during planting and harvest seasons. Richard was a member and former officer of the Knights of Columbus, 4th Degree Assembly, Van Buren, since 1997. He enjoyed spending his free time fishing in many of the local fishing holes and cherished trips downstate to try his hand at deep sea fishing. He loved spending time with his family, especially doting on his two grandchildren. Richard is survived by: his wife of 31 years, Patty (O'Neal) Ayotte of Van Buren; one daughter, Kimberly Ayotte of Van Buren; two brothers, John Ayotte and David Ayotte and his wife Julie, all of Van Buren; two grandchildren, Dylan and Jameson Huestis; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday, June 26, 2015, at St. Bruno-St. Remi Catholic Church, Van Buren. Relatives and friends may greet the family Thursday evening 6-8:00 PM and Friday morning 9-10:30 AM at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. To share condolences online, please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.com
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Published in BDN Maine on June 25, 2015
Babcock, Marjorie Leach - Newburyport, Mass.  
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. - A memorial service for Marjorie Leach Babcock, formerly of Castine, who passed away Jan. 2, 2015, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine.
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Published in BDN Maine on June 27, 2015
Ballard Sr., Donald Webber - Augusta  
AUGUSTA - Donald Webber Ballard Sr., 89, passed away on June 26, 2015 at the Togus V.A. Medical Center. Donald is survived by his wife of 67 years, Barbara Conant Ballard, his six children, Kathy Reay and her husband Walter of Windsor, Donald Ballard Jr. of Augusta, David Ballard and his wife Vicki of Hamden, Michael Ballard and his wife Karen of Williamsburg, VA, Scott Ballard and his wife Lisa of Fairfield, and Sharon Ballard and her husband Kevin Gross of Wilson, NC; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Relatives and friends may visit at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church Street, Augusta, Wednesday July 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a celebration of his life at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Coombs Cemetery. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family and a full obituary viewed at www.khrfuneralhomes.com
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Published in BDN Maine on June 29, 2015
Baron, Catherine P. "Kay" - Glenburn  
GLENBURN - Catherine "Kay" P. Baron, 93, passed away June 25, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hermon, the daughter of Marion Hills and Jud Applebee. Kay and her husband, Larry Baron, worked together in the family business, Town Taxi of Bangor. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence "Larry" Baron in 1994. Kay is survived by her sister-in-law, Harriet Applebee of Glenburn; sons, Ronald and his wife, Susan of Glenburn, Eric and his wife, Marion of Ellsworth, Paul and his wife, Wendy of Bangor; grandchildren, Felicia and her husband, Ronnie, Tammi, Josh, Brent, Seth and Justin; great grandchildren, Logan, Alexis, Zachary, Jessica, J.J. and Colby. Special thanks to all the caregivers and St. Joseph Hospice. Graveside services will be private for the family. A service of Brookings-Smith.
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Published in BDN Maine on June 27, 2015
Bava, Kenneth J. - Belfast  
BELFAST - Kenneth J. Bava, 68, died unexpectedly at his home in Belfast on June 20, 2015. He leaves behind his loving niece, Dawn Stilz-Castaldi; great-nephew Bobby Castaldi; great-niece Sabrina Castaldi; and his beloved long-time companion Kay Bava. He will be very missed by many wonderful friends, especially by his antiquing buddy, John Marselli and his dear pet "Big Fish." Known to many as "uncle," Ken was a well-known antiques dealer and a true fisherman. Visiting hours will be held from 3-4 p.m. on June 25th at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Burial will be held at 1 pm. July 6th at Redeemer Cemetery in New Jersey at 1 p.m. July 6th. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on June 24, 2015
Beal, Norma S. - Ellsworth  
ELLSWORTH - Norma S. Beal, 84, died June 19, 2015 at her home after a brief illness. She was born July 03, 1930 in Ellsworth the daughter of Thomas C. and Esther L. (Woodman) Smith. Norma graduated from Ellsworth High School and Westbrook Junior College. She married Sheldon (Ted) Beal, May 24, 1949 and they owned and operated Beals Jewelry & Gift Shop together for 68 years. Norma in her early years was an active member of the community. She was involved in promoting the downtown businesses throughout her life. Norma was a member and past president of the Rotary-Ann's Club which was part of the Rotary Club of Ellsworth. She was past member and a Sunday school teacher of the Ellsworth Congregational Church. Norma enjoyed playing Bridge and was an excellent painter. She had a very special fondness for the Senator Hale Hose Company that all her family members had been involved in. She and her sister Barbara used to make and take sandwiches and coffee to the firefighters during a fire. The community of Ellsworth was where Norma was born, lived and died; it was the central part of her life along with her family. Norma is survived by sons, Gary S. Beal of Surry, Lloyd F. Beal and wife Karen E. of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Ben Beal and wife Jenn, Kate Beal all of Ellsworth, Gregory Beal of Surry; great-grandchildren, Sophia, Joey and Gracie of Ellsworth; niece, Thelma Beal of Ellsworth; nephews, Richard Beal of Cranberry Isle, and Richard Smith of St. Petersburg, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Sheldon; siblings, Hazel, Bob, Ralph, Thelma, and Barbara. Calling hours will be 4:30 - 6:00 pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth. Private interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth. Contributions in Norma's memory may be made to the Woodbine Cemetery Association, P O Box 179, Ellsworth 04605. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
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Published in BDN Maine on June 23, 2015
Beckwith-Noonan, Debby Lou - Canaan  
CANAAN - Debby Lou Beckwith-Noonan, 59, passed away early Sunday morning at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta due to complications resulting from a vehicle accident. She was born in Skowhegan, Maine, on January 14, 1956, the daughter of Bernard and Marilyn (Gerald) Charrier. She was educated in local schools and a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono, with a BS in Social Work. She was formerly employed at Goodwill- Hinckley School prior to starting the Trapper's Post Magazine with her husband Bob. She was very active in the Canaan Farmers' Hall. She loved to fish, hunt, garden, cook, and do crafts. She is predeceased by her first husband Danny Beckwith, daughter Chini Lee Beckwith, and step-grandchild Victoria Frost. She is survived by her husband Bob Noonan of Canaan, daughter Megan Beckwith of Falls Church, VA, son Vaughn Beckwith and wife Lauren of North Conway, NH, and two step-sons, Robert J. Noonan, III and Paul Noonan. She was a loving Nana to Gabby and Bailey and her step-grandchildren Christopher, Ivy, Henry, and Milo. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters: Ben, Wayne, David, Mary, Valarie, Dawn, Lisa, Jean, Terry, Mary and Mark; two step-mothers, Doris and Camilla Charrier; and numerous nephews and nieces. There will be a public viewing on Friday, June 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville. There will be a funeral service, which will include a Native American Pipe Ceremony, from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, June27, at Gallant's. A reception with refreshments will be held at 4 p.m. at the Carrabassett Mason Lodge, Canaan, ME. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Debby's favorite community organization, the Canaan Farmer's Hall, PO Box 294, Canaan, ME 04924.
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Published in BDN Maine on June 24, 2015
Bernier, William R. "Bill" - Bradley  
BRADLEY - A graveside committal service with military honors for William "Bill" R. Bernier, who died March 17, 2015 will be conducted 10AM Friday June 26, 2015 at St. Joseph Cemetery Old Town.
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Published in BDN Maine on June 23, 2015
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