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Alley, Cathy M. - Bath, Bangor, And Bar Harbor  
BATH, BANGOR, AND BAR HARBOR - Cathy passed away peacefully April 26, 2016, at Winship Green in Bath after a long battle with Huntington's disease. Cathy was a 1970 graduate of MDI High school. She went on to graduate from EMVTI and Husson College earning an Associates degree, two Bachelor degrees and a Master's degree. Cathy was a Certified Public Accountant, who enjoyed both teaching and working with her clients. Cathy was an avid animal, music and book lover, who often spent hours on end reading with her cat snuggled up next to her. Cathy will be remembered for her passion for the things she believed in and those she loved. Cathy was predeceased by her parents, Mary Lou and Richard Alley; her beloved siblings, Debbie Miller and Rick Alley; and her special niece, Jennifer Novak. Cathy will be dearly missed by her dear friend, Kathy Sprague; her son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Kerrie Alley-Violette; her three grandchildren, Abhi, Hannah, and Jennifer; her sister-in-law, Ronda Alley; her five nieces, Caeleih, Danne, Alyssa, Katherine, and Bri; nephews, Nick and Alex; cousins, Peter, Chuck, Tim, Lori and Toby; and many other family and friends whose lives she touched. Family and Friends can celebrate her life on Saturday, May 7 at the Bar Harbor Masonic Hall at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Jackson Laboratory for Huntington's Disease Research. The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 29, 2016
and Mary R. Dill, Donald C. Dill - Machiasport  
MACHIASPORT - Donald C. Dill and Mary R. Dill passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2016 at their home. They will be greatly missed by family and friends. Donald was born August 11, 1931 in Machias the son of Sidney and Sarah (Spencer) Dill. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and after he was discharged, he met the love of his life Mary. Mary was born August 28, 1925 in Middletown, Ct, the daughter of Frank and Stella (Chinsko ) Sadlowski. They were married January 25, 1957. Donald went to work as a machinist at a factory in Connecticut, while Mary attended college, became a RN, working at nursing homes helping they elderly. They spent 30 years together in Connecticut, and had four wonderful children. They then moved to Machiasport Maine, where they enjoyed retirement. In addition to their parents they were predeceased by a son Donald A. Dill. They are survived by their children, Pamela Johnson and her husband Jeffrey, Gary F. Dill and his fiance Susan Weaver, and Peter P. Dill and his fiance Patricia Weaver; one grandchild, Max Johnson, who they loved dearly; several step-grandchildren, Samantha Meserve and her husband Joseph, Arthur Rockwell and his fiance Tiffany Levesque, Ashley Smith and her husband Jason, Brandon Weaver, Brent Weaver and his fiance Brittany Finney, and Kaitlin LaPointe who will miss them both a great deal. Graveside services will be held 11 am Thursday May 5, 2016 at the Eastside Cemetery, Machiasport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.mcclurefamilyfuneral.com
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Published in BDN Maine on May 4, 2016
Anderson, Arthur Grenville - Sedgwick  
SEDGWICK - Arthur Grenville Anderson, 85, died on January 26, 2016. A committal service with military honors will be held Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Sedgwick. Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home.
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Published in BDN Maine on May 4, 2016
Arseneau, Doris E. - Calais  
CALAIS - Doris Elizabeth Arseneau, 91, passed away peacefully at her home on April 29, 2016 with her family by her side. Doris was born to Richard and Phyllis (Loring) McGarrigle on April 24, 1925. She graduated from Calais Academy, class of 1942 before relocating to Washington D.C. where she completed more schooling and worked for many years as a secretary. In 1973 Doris married Joseph Abel Arseneau in Calais where she also ran her business, Doris' Beauty Shop, from her home on Spring Street for many years. Doris loved her work as a beautician; later in life she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of Immaculate Conception R.C. Church and also attended Church of the Holy Rosary in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Doris was also active with Sweet Adeline's and The American Legion Auxiliary in Calais. In addition to her parents, Doris was predeceased by her husband, Abel Arseneau; daughter, Phyllis Scott; grandson, Gerald Scott Jr. and brother, Richard Jerrold McGarrigle. She is survived by three grandchildren, Cynthia Scott of Calais, Chance Scott and Marie Tomah, both of Pennsylvania; two cousins, Doreen Hill and Marie McGarrigle and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren along with many other relatives. Visitation will be held from 1:00 - 2:00p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 6th at Mays Funeral Home 26 Church St., Calais. Burial will be at Calais Cemetery and a reception will follow at Church of the Living Stone in Baileyville. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com
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Published in BDN Maine on May 2, 2016
Ashmore, Austin Wayne - Orland  
ORLAND - Austin Wayne Ashmore, 18, passed away suddenly on April 25, 2016. He was born on May 6, 1997 in Blue Hill the son of Joshua W. Ashmore and Janice (Lawless) Dean. Austin was known as a loving, an old soul, and a young man who loved gardening, fishing, spending time in his kayak and writing poetry. He enjoyed working with computers and working with his hands to build things. He had a love and passion for photography. Austin loved to cook and this left a lasting impression on those he met. Austin was an avid animal enthusiast especially that of exotic birds. He invented chicken and duck clothes for his animals. He was a fan of Lady Gaga. Austin is survived by his parents, Joshua W. Ashmore and partner Pam Sinclair of Brooklin, Janice Deans and husband Brooks of Orrington; grandparents, Bruce W. Ashmore and partner Jody of Verona Island, Onna Allen and husband Paul of Verona Island; great-grandfather, Dick Wilson of Orono; five siblings, Jackson, Aiden, Brittany, Brice and Kalie Deans; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Donations in Austin's memory may be made to the Bucksport Humane Society P.O. Box X Bucksport, Maine 04416 A graveside service will be held Saturday April 30, 2016 at 10:00am at Riverview Cemetery with Pastor Peter Remick officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services. ( mitchelltweedie-young.com )
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 28, 2016
Barker, Stephen M. - Kenduskeag  
KENDUSKEAG - Stephen M. Barker, passed away peacefully and went to his heavenly home April 20, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born January 7, 1960, in Bangor, the son of John E. and Muriel (Emery) Barker. Stephen grew up in Bradley, graduating from Old Town High School, class of 1978. He attended college for a year, worked shortly as a carpenter, then went to work driving delivery trucks. Lastly, he loved his job working for Pine State Trading Company where he was always known as dependable, and could be counted on for going "above and beyond" to help his co-workers. Stephen loved going to the ocean, spending quality time with his family, and going camping. He especially enjoyed taking walks with his wife. The family would like to thank Hospice of Eastern Maine (especially Richard Coleman, RN), for their loving care of Stephen and our family, and also for the many prayers and help from all our family and friends. He will be greatly missed by many. In addition to his father, Stephen was predeceased by a daughter Danielle; mother-in-law Fern Mudgett; brothers-in-law George Mudgett and Bernie Teachout. He is survived by his loving wife Rosalie; daughters Serina and Alysia Barker; mother Muriel; sister Judy Pelletier and husband Scott; sister-in-law Jane Gillahan and husband Robert, and sister-in-law Beverly Mudgett; brothers-in-law Keith Mudgett and wife Candy, and William Mudgett and wife Jan; special aunt Margie; aunts; uncles; nieces; and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Stephen's life beginning at 12 noon Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Attendees are encouraged to celebrate Stephen by wearing colorful and comfortable attire. Interment will be at Hilltop Cemetery, Corinth. Those wishing to remember Stephen way may make gifts in his memory to a memorial fund for his family through Bangor Savings Bank. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 27, 2016
Berube, Jimmy J. - Bangor  
BANGOR - Jimmy J. Berube, 50, went home to be with the Lord after passing away unexpectedly at EMMC, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born Feb. 1, 1966 to Normand and Florence (Guimond) Berube in Millinocket. He enjoyed working on bikes with his late father, fishing, and the company of family and friends. He is predeceased by father, Normand; and sister, Rella. He is survived by children, Desiree and Cameron; siblings, Diane, Dorothy, Karen, Sandra, Sharon, Normand; dearest friend, Linda; and mother, Florence, who loved him dearly and will miss her baby boy; and many nieces and nephews.
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Published in BDN Maine on May 4, 2016
Blastow, Dorothy Mae - Rockland  
ROCKLAND - Dorothy Mae Blastow, 89, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 25, 2016. Born in Rockland, December 10, 1926, she was the daughter of Henry Carmen and Agnes Wotton Hutchinson. Dorothy was a loving mother, homemaker and friend to every generation of the Blastow and Hutchinson families. A 'red-headed firecracker', she loved being at home and was a kid a heart. She sang and danced everything from the Depression Era up to Elvis. Simplicity was her virtue. A beautiful startling petite red-head, she had an air of aristocracy yet the demeanor of a peasant. She simply loved all of her family. She married Valmore G. Blastow, Sr. on January 3, 1946. Together they shared 51 years as one; until on March 24, 1997, he passed from her everyday grip. Dorothy was predeceased by a grandson, Danny Blastow; son-in-law, Lester Staples; her sisters, Ethel (Lavoie) Mank, Ida Davis, Ruth Harvey; and a brothe,r Owen Hutchinson. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Staples; her sons, Valmore, Jr., Harry and Bruce; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and sisters-in-law, Gleneida Blastow and Alice Hutchinson. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2016 at Achorn Cemetery, Old County Road, Rockland. The Revered Wayne Sawyer will officiate. A reception will follow at 104 Limerock. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. To share a memory or condolence with the Blastow family, please visit their Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com .
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 29, 2016
Blattner Jr., Father Joseph H. - Spokane, Wash.  
SPOKANE, WASH. - The Reverend Joseph H. Blattner, Jr., aged 83, passed away on April 16, 2016, in Spokane, Washington. Acta est fibula, plaudite. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on February 6, 1933. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Clara Cotter Blattner; and his sisters, Lorraine Caufield, Doris Ann Blattner, and Billie Clair Miller. He is survived by his sister, Judy Preis, of Lakeland, Florida. De mortuis nil nisi bonum. He received his Bachelor's degree in philosophy from Kendrick Seminary in St. Louis Missouri in 1954, and was ordained a priest by Joseph Cardinal Ritter of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis after graduating from Kendrick Seminary on March 22, 1958. Caesar si viveret ad remum dareris. Subsequently, he served at St. Gregory's Parish in St. Louis, and was a teacher of religion at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in St. Louis. He received his Master's degree in Modern European History in 1963 from St. Louis University; and was then posted as a missionary priest to Bolivia and Chile from 1963 to 1965. Returning to St. Louis in 1965, he served at Saint Augustine's, Holy Guardian Angels', and Saint Bridget's parishes in St. Louis. He subsequently received a Master's degree in Social Work from St. Louis University in 1971; and a Master's degree in education from the University of Missouri in 1982. He was fluent in Spanish, French, and German. He was also a chaplain at the Deaconess Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1968 through 1982, he served as an officer in the Missouri Air National Guard; and in 1982, he joined the United States Air Force as a chaplain. In 1968 he was assigned to the Tactical Control Group in St. Louis, Missouri; in 1979 he was transferred to the St. Louis Fighter Wing in St. Louis, Missouri; in 1982 he was assigned to active Duty at Eglin Air Force Base, in Fort Walt Beach, Florida; in 1984 he was assigned to Torrejon Air Force Base, in Torrejon, Spain; in 1986 he was assigned at Mountain Home Air Force Base, in Mountain Home, Idaho; in 1988 he was assigned to Zweibruchen Air Force Base, in Germany; and from 1991 to 1993 he served in Grifiss Air Force Base, in Rome, New York. He received five Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, and one Air Force Commendation Medal. Acta non verba. Retiring from the Air Force in 1993, as a lieutenant colonel, he was assigned to St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church in Benedicta, Maine; and was responsible for its mission churches: St. Agnes, St. Joseph's and St. Paul's in the Towns of Island Falls, Stacyville, and Patten. Following those assignments, he served parishes in Pius X Catholic Church, in Portland, Oregon; St. Mark's Catholic Church, in Burlington, Vermont; in St. Vince De Paul Church, in Burlington, Vermont; as well as parishes in Utah, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. He also was a chaplain for the New England Branch of the Association of Former Federal Narcotic Agents. Special thanks to Jane Rush Cummings, Norah Gardiner, the late Mary Ann Guiggey, and Anna Rand Robinson, for their loyalty and patience. They deserve a special place in heaven. Fortus quo fidelius. Dormit in pace. Condolences and anecdotal messages may be forwarded to pathunt@fairpoint.net, for forwarding to friends.
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 30, 2016
Bois, Claudette Aldea Boyer - Presque Isle  
PRESQUE ISLE - Claudette Aldea Boyer Bois passed away peacefully April 26, 2016 at The Aroostook Medical Center. She was born December 20, 1935 in Ottawa, Ontario to Charles Boyer and Lucienne Perrier Boyer. She married Raoul Bois on August 13, 1955 and moved to Presque Isle in 1961 where they lived together until Raoul's death in 1978. Claudette is survived by her three children: Stella Carlstrom of Presque Isle, Richard and Loriann Bois of West Chazy, NY (their children Beth & Lawson Fowble, NY, Jessica & Jamieson Hutton, CO, Nicole & fiancé, Adam Taft, NY), and Lynn and James Arculeo of Bethlehem, PA (their daughter, Brittany & Jesse Stein, PA); and four great-grandchildren, Jaina, Gwynn, & Briar Fowble and Archer Stein; siblings, Lucille & Donald Campbell, Lucien Boyer, Jeanne Boyer, Rochelle & Robert Provencher, and Jacquie & Winston Booth, all of Canada; two sisters-in-law, Sr. Gilberte Bois and Marcella Bois of NB; special friends, Arthur and Cecile Wood of Presque Isle, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband; her parents; son-in-law, Marshal (Mort) Carlstrom; and a brother, Roger Boyer. The family wishes to thank Mary Coffin FNP, Dr. Nancy O'Neil, PHN Val Theriault, RN and the staff at TAMC for their outstanding care of our mother. She very much appreciated your efforts to give her the best quality of life. Per Claudette's request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Mary's church in Presque Isle at 10am, Saturday April 30th. Burial will take place at the Grand Falls Cemetery, Grand Falls, NB Monday, 11am, May 2nd. Donations may be made to C.A.N.C.E.R. Care of Aroostook or to Parish of the Precious Blood Memorial Fund, PO Box 625, Caribou, ME 04736 in Claudette's name. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.duncan-graves.com
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Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 28, 2016
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