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Adams, John William - Machiasport  
MACHIASPORT - John William Adams, 76, died Dec. 16, 2014, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor. He was born Jan. 27, 1938, in Portland, the son of the late Christopher and Georgia (Wilson) Adams. Following high school he served in the U.S. Air Force, where he worked as a chef. He was Past Commander of Am. Vets Post #6 in New Gloucester, and Past Commander of the American Legion Post # 9 in Machias. He will be remembered for his famous one liners. He also enjoyed cooking , and tinkering on things. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marcia Rose) Adams; three daughters, Darlene Newton, Christine Adams, and Lisa Gill and husband, Darrell; 5 grandchildren, Shawn, Samantha, Jeffrey, Darren and Danene; 7 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elaine Finik. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Christine and Margaret. Friends may visit with the family from 10 am until time of 11 am Funeral Mass on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the Holy Name Catholic Church, Machias, with the Very Rev. Eugene Gaffey Celebrant. Burial with military honors will be held 1 pm Monday, December 29, 2014, at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. A Celebration of his life will be held 1 pm Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Am Vets Post #6, Rt. 100, New Gloucester, ME. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Am. Vets Post #6 Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 301, New Gloucester, ME 04260 or to the American Legion Post #9, Machias, ME 04654. Arrangements are in care of McClure Family Funeral Services, Machias and Lubec. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 19, 2014
Aptt, Alfred John "Bud" - Bradford  
BRADFORD - Alfred John "Bud" Aptt, 67, of Bradford, passed away December 15, 2014 in Levant. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Geraldine, and was born in Attleboro, MA, son of the late William and Beverly Aptt. Bud was employed as an automotive technician, a long-haul truck driver who traveled all over the country with his beloved wife. Most recently, he was employed with Dead River Truck, Co. as a transporter until his retirement. His happiest moments were spent with his loving family camping, four wheeling, and tinkering, always with a great joke and a big smile. In addition to his wife, Bud is survived by his children, Nila Ray and husband, Michael of Bangor, Patricia Miller and husband, Lincoln of Marion, MA, Michael Aptt and wife, Diane of North Attleboro, MA, and Mark Aptt and wife, Debbie of Orrington; his 10 beloved grandchildren, Alexandra, Kyle, Elizabeth, Matthew, Chelsey, Abigail, Andrew, Michaela, Gracie and Thomas; and his great grandson, Maddox. A Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM, Friday, December 19, 2014, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. John's Catholic Church, 207 York Street, Bangor. Following the Funeral Mass, relatives and friends are invited to share in conversation and refreshments in the Parish Hall of St. John's Catholic Church. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 18, 2014
Ashby, Priscilla R. - Pembroke  
PEMBROKE - Priscilla Ruth Ashby, 77, wife of Sheldon Ashby, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A celebration of Priscilla's life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Clarkside Cemetery, Pembroke. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 15, 2014
Berry, Lois A. - Millinocket  
MILLINOCKET - Lois A. Berry, 72, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born November 15, 1942 in Millinocket, the daughter of Fred A. and Pauline M. (Levesque) Portwine. Lois grew up in Millinocket, and graduated from St. Martin's Catholic School with the class of 1960. She married Donald Berry in 1962, and for the majority of the next 35 years they lived in Waterbury, Connecticut, eventually retiring to Millinocket in the late 1990's. Lois worked in retail sales, managing department stores while in Connecticut, and then working as a cashier at Ames after returning to Millinocket.  Lois enjoyed making ceramics, and was very talented at it.  Her creations could match professional collectibles in their detail and craftsmanship. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Donald R. Berry of Millinocket; two sons, Donald R. Berry, Jr. and his wife Virginia of Bristol, CT, and David W. Berry and his wife Robyn of Millinocket; five grandchildren, Amielynn Niquette, Melissa Crocco, Jeffrey Berry, Jessica Berry, and Raymond Berry; six great grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Portwine and his wife Carol, Peter Portwine and his wife Carla, and Michael Portwine and his wife Robin;  and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Lois was predeceased by her parents. Friends are invited to visit with the family 6-8 P.M. Sunday, December 21 at the Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket, where funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Monday, December 22, with Deacon Danny Watson officiating.  Gifts in memory of Lois may be sent to the Katahdin Area Support Group, P.O. Box 374, Millinocket, ME  04462, or to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME  04074.  Messages of condolence may be expressed at www.lamsonfh.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 19, 2014
Blish, Kenneth C. - Mattamiscontis  
MATTAMISCONTIS - Kenneth C. Blish, 67, husband of Linda (Davis) Blish, passed away Dec 16, 2014 at a Bangor hospital. He was born Aug 22, 1947 in Windsor Vermont, the son of Chalon K. and Emma (Shambo) Blish. He worked for nearly 40 years at the Lincoln pulp and paper mill. He enjoyed woodworking, playing golf, but most of all he liked to work. In addition to his wife Linda, he is survived by two children, Michael Blish and family and Tori Smith and family; step-children, Ralph Dow and Sheila and family and Anthony Frenette and Sally and family; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, David Blish and Donna and family; a sister, Karen Carter and family. He also leaves dear friends Bing and Joan Sturgeon, and Doug and Mary Shorey. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 18, 2014
Booker, Priscilla (Commeau) - Bangor  
BANGOR - After more than 50 years of serving her Lord with her late husband, Rev. Arlington Booker, through many pastorates and the founding of Maine Rural Missions Association, Priscilla (Commeau) Booker was welcomed into the arms of her Savior, December 12, 2014 and reunited with all of her loved ones, waiting for her homecoming. The reunion would be trumpeted by her beloved son, Pastor Ronald Arlington Booker, who predeceased her more than 30 years ago, along with her parents, two brothers, and many loved ones whose salvation was a result of their many years of ministry. She was an accomplished and acclaimed pianist and soloist, and graduated from Providence Bible Institute, where she met her husband. She is survived by her only daughter, Sylvalyn (Booker) Tracy, her son-in-law, Rev. Roger E. Tracy, her only granddaughter, Chantelle (Tracy) Pratt, her husband, Daniel Pratt, and their children LemLem, Eden, Banalata, Emebet, and Dipankar. She will also be greatly missed by her only sister, Marion (Commeau) Cowan. Also surviving her are Ron's widow, Patricia (Howes) Booker Trundy and her husband, Bruce, her two sons, Shawn Booker, his daughter Alexandra and her mother Maura (Viger) Booker, and Kevin Booker, his wife, Amy (Quint) Booker, and their children, Kaden, Jesse, Ransom and London. Friends and family are invited to share in a memorial service on Christmas Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center Street, Bangor with the Rev. Roger E. Tracy, son-in-law, officiating. Those who wish to remember Priscilla in a special way may make gifts in her memory to her favorite missionaries, serving in Papua New Guinea, April and Jeremiah Markley, c/o East Eddington Community Church, 1410 Main Road, E. Eddington, ME 04428. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 19, 2014
Booth Ph.D., Dr. David W. (In Memoriam)  
In Loving Memory Of DR. DAVID W BOOTH, PHD. Oct. 4, 1942 - Dec. 20, 2013 Forever loved and missed by his three daughters, Cathy, Kim, Jennifer; and his grandchildren, Kevin, Eric, Colin, Matthew, Kaela and Isla
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Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 20, 2014
Brown, Mary K. - Bar Harbor  
BAR HARBOR - Mary Keene Brown, 82, died December 15, 2014 at MDI Hospital. Mary was born June 8, 1932 in Bar Harbor the daughter of Henry Otis Keene and Addie S. Keene Paine. Mary graduated from Bar Harbor High School in 1950. Mary worked at the First National Bank of Bar Harbor until her first child was born and then she became a full time homemaker. She returned to work, after her children were grown, at the family business H.A. Brown Furniture Company. Mary was involved in many local organizations including the YWCA of Bar Harbor, the Bar Harbor Historical Society, where she was a board member, the MDI Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Bar Harbor Congregational Church. Mary and Henry were the first couple married in the church after it was rebuilt. Mary spent time during the summer and fall at their cabin in Lamoine overlooking Eastern Bay, where she enjoyed gardening, watching the boats go by and especially enjoyed the fall foliage. Mary also enjoyed spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 63 years, Henry W. Brown. Her four children: Henry A. Brown and his wife Cheri, Stephen Brown and his wife Linda, all of Bar Harbor, Ellen Brown-Bucknell and husband Ray of Gorham and Beth Murphy and husband Kevin of Lamoine. Eight grandchildren: Taylor and Chase Brown of Bar Harbor, Jordan Brown serving in the Army overseas, Shawn Murphy of Lamoine, Nathan, Adam and Travis Bucknell of Gorham and Vanessa Brown of Winterport. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her parents and her four sisters: Elizabeth, Charlotte, Barbara and Alice and her five brothers: Oliver, Otis, William, Robert and Royal. Graveside services will be held at East Lamoine Cemetery in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the YWCA, Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.
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Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 18, 2014
Burns, Harvey V. "Bud" - Brewer  
BREWER - Harvey V. "Bud" Burns, 81, died Dec. 17, 2014 in Brewer after a lengthy illness with his family at his side. He was born Mar. 27, 1933 in Boston, MA, the son of Aylmer M. (Wallace) Burns. Bud, as he was known, was a Korean War veteran having served with the US Marine Corps. He worked for many years as an automobile mechanic and worked for Joel Dearborn and Laurence Willey maintaining and managing properties. He was also a lifetime member of the BPOE, Lodge #244, Bangor. Surviving in addition to his wife of 60 years, Beatrice "Bea" Burns of Brewer are three children, Vickie Deacon of Brewer, Harvey "Buddy" Burns and his wife, Nancy of Eddington and Craig Burns of Brewer; six grandchildren, Jennifer Benson and her husband, Anders of Kingfield, Roy Burns of Los Angeles, CA, Craig "CJ" Burns of Brewer, Thomas Burns of Eddington, Jesse Burns of Brewer and Josiah Burns of Bangor; one great grandson, Stig Benson of Kingfield; two sisters, Betty Burgess and her husband, Dallas of Bangor and Donna Dumont and her husband, James of Corinth; a special cousin, Ivan Wallace and his wife, Patricia of Dover-Foxcroft; a special aunt, Viola Kimball of Ocala, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Henry Burns. Family and friends may visit 4 - 7 PM Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. Burial with military honors will be held in the spring.
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Published in BDN Maine from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2014
Carpenter, Goldie May - Greenville  
GREENVILLE - Goldie May Carpenter, 100, passed away peacefully, Thursday, December 11, 2014, at C.A. Dean in Greenville. She was born October 15, 1914, in Kingsbury Plantation, the daughter of Cecil and Eva (Campbell) Ames. At the age of 16 she moved to Greenville along with her parents and 2 brothers, Rex and Donald. She married Charles "Bud" Carpenter and together they raised 9 children. Goldie was known locally as the "Moose Lady" as she was always looking for moose along the roadways. She loved fishing, hunting, flowers, riding on the "Kate", and just being outside. Oh yes, and gardening; remember "Big Goldie's Little Greenhouse". Goldie is being sent love by her 3 sons, Stanley and his wife, Constance, Wayne and his wife, Linda, and Carl and his wife, Cheryl; her 2 daughters, Faye Davidson and her companion, Bill, and Lynne Giroux and her husband, Bill; and her 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the People's United Methodist Church in Greenville Jct., with a luncheon to follow. She will be missed by all her family; rest in peace, Mom. In lieu of flowers, donations in Goldie's name may be sent to C.A. Dean Nursing Home, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville, ME 04441. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Dec. 16, 2014
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