Our Obituaries

Lawrence Vernon Burr

July 7, 1937 - January 30, 2018


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Miles Edward Francis

December 16, 1951 - January 23, 2018

Old Town and Penobscot Nation - Miles Edward Francis Sr., 66, passed away peacefully after a long battle with illness on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, surrounded by friends and family at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Miles was born on December 16, 1951, son of the late Geraldine Francis of Indian Island. Miles is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation and proudly served as an elected...
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Norma May Paradis

May 10, 1936 - January 20, 2018

Norma "Sally" (Reynolds) ParadisNorma "Sally" (Reynolds) Paradis passed away at her home in Old Town on January 20, 2018surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 10, 1936 in Great Works, the daughter of the late Charles and Bernice (Folster) Reynolds and step daughter of Elmer Grant, Sr. She was raised in Old Town by her grandparents Gordon & Mary (Peters) Folster and her Aunt Katharine ...
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Paul Frederick MoQuin

June 9, 1937 - January 19, 2018


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Simon CASWELL

February 25, 1923 - January 16, 2018

West Old Town - Simon Leroy Caswell, 94, died peacefully, yet unexpected January 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Medway February 25, 1923 a son of John and Blanche (Caswell) Bailey. He was a proud World War II Army veteran and served as a Grand Marshall in the Old Town Memorial Day Parade. Simon retired as mill manager from Owens-Illinois "the pie plate" and then held various...
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Michael Eric Thibodeau

April 18, 1954 - January 10, 2018

Old Town - Michael Eric Thibodeau, 63, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, January 10, 2018, after a long illness. He was born, April 18, 1954, the son of Wilfred and Doris (Miller) Thibodeau. Michael graduated from Old Town High School. He was a Master Oil Burner Technician. He worked for 10 years at Roy Brothers, before owning his own business. Michael is survived by his wife...
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David Lester Willette

May 15, 1944 - January 9, 2018

David Lester Willette, 73, of Eddington, passed away on January 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. David was born on May 15, 1944, in Old Town, Maine. He was predeceased by his mother, Freda (Landry/Willette) Murray and his father, Lester Willette, who bravely gave his life in WWII and was shot down over Guam in August of 1944, just months after David was born. David is survived by his...
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Bernice St. Louis

October 25, 1931 - January 6, 2018

Old Town - Bernice M. St. Louis, 86, passed away Jan. 6, 2018, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born October 25, 1931, in Old Town, the youngest of 9 children of Charles Sr. and Rose (LaBelle) St. Louis. Bernice was educated in Old Town Schools, and worked in area mills and factories. She was a faithful communicant and member of Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town....
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Leo Felix Rossignol

November 5, 1929 - January 5, 2018

Bangor and Old Town - Leo Felix Rossignol, 88, passed unexpectedly at a Bangor hospital on January 5, 2018, a mere two weeks after his beloved wife, Mae Rossignol. He was born in Old Town on November 5, 1929, the son of Fred J. and Bernice (Ashe) Rossignol. Leo grew up in Old Town and joined the US Navy. He proudly served his country as a frontline medic during the Korean War. He completed two...
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James Mitchel Swaney

July 20, 1941 - January 4, 2018


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Carolyn R. Willett

May 25, 1932 - January 4, 2018

Old Town - Carolyn Ruth Willett, 85 died January 4, 2018 at a Bangor Health Care Facility. She was born May 25, 1932 in Old Town. A complete obituary and service details will be published in the spring.
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Eleanor Catherine Richards

December 28, 1931 - December 31, 2017

Eleanor Catherine RichardsOLD TOWN-Eleanor Catherine Richards, 86, after several months of declining health passed away December 31, 2017 with family by her side. She was born December 28, 1931 in Bangor, the youngest of four girls to Leonard A. and Mary Catherine (McQuaid) Marshman. Eleanor was a graduate of John Bapst High School. She married Ronald "Moose" Richards January 8, 1951. Eleanor...
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James Alan Cambridge

November 24, 1947 - December 29, 2017

Old Town - James A. Cambridge was called home in the Grace and Love of God at home surrounded by family and friends on December 29th, 2017, after a battle with cancer. Jim was born in Dover-Foxcroft, ME on November 24th, 1947. Jim was raised in Dover-Foxcroft and graduated from Foxcroft Academy in June of 1967. Jim loved his family and his country. He enlisted on July 6, 1967, with the United...
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Herbert H. Dow

November 8, 1928 - December 29, 2017

Old Town and Bangor - Herbert 'Herbie' Hoover Dow, 89, passed away on December 29, 2017, at Maine Veteran's Home in Bangor. He was born in Old Town on November 8, 1928, the son of Charles and Celia Dow. Herbie attended Old Town schools. He joined the US Army and served multiple tours. When he completed his military service, he worked for Owens-Illinois Paper Mill as a Machine Operator for 34...
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Linda Louise Case

November 29, 1958 - December 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town, ME.
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Herbert Theodore Pelletier

January 9, 1931 - December 28, 2017

Milford - Herbert Theodore Pelletier, 86, passed away after a brief illness on December 28, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born in Bradley on January 9, 1931, the son of Joseph and Delena (Guay) Pelletier. Herb graduated from John Bapst and joined the Maine Air National Guard, where he was activated during the Korean Crisis. He went on to work for Penobscot Chemical Fiber as Quality...
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Alesia Mae Doucette

October 14, 1986 - December 24, 2017

Dedham - Alesia Mae Doucette, 31, died unexpectedly from cardiac complications on December 24, 2017. She was born on October 14, 1986, in Bangor, the daughter of Mark A. and Gail L. (Deck) Doucette. Alesia participated in Dedham Youth sports and graduated from Brewer High School, Class of 2004. She was friendly, outspoken, well liked, and always maintained a positive attitude despite being...
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Lisa Miller Tyson

September 1, 1958 - December 24, 2017

Milford - Lisa (Miller) Tyson was born on September 1, 1958, in Houlton. She was soon adopted by her adoring parents, Frank and Viola Miller, of Madawaska. Lisa lived in Madawaska through her childhood and then in Fort Kent. She graduated from UMaine Fort Kent in 1979 and moved on to get a degree at UMaine in Orono. She worked and lived in the area around the University for several years moving...
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Helen T. Young

January 24, 1930 - December 23, 2017

Old Town - Helen T. Young, 87, died on December 23, 2017, at a local hospital. She was born on January 24, 1930, in Milford the daughter of Emily (Richard) Young. She attended Old Town schools and had perfect attendance throughout, graduating in 1948 from Old Town High School. Following graduations, she began work at the University of Maine in the Athletic department, retiring 47 years later....
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Louise Mae Rossignol

March 14, 1935 - December 21, 2017

Bangor and Old Town - Mae Rossignol, 82, passed away peacefully, December 21, 2017, after an arduous battle with Alzheimer's. She was born in Old Town, March 14, 1935, the daughter of Louis and Yvonne (Shorette) Currier. Mae attended Old Town schools and Beal College. She went on to work for over 25 years as an Administrative Assistant for various departments at the University of Maine, Orono,...
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Robert Joseph Morin

January 31, 1929 - December 21, 2017

Old Town - Robert J. Morin, 88, died peacefully on Dec. 21, 2017, at his residence in Old Town with family members by his side. Robert was born on January 31, 1929, in Old Town. He attended Old Town Schools and graduated from Old Town High School in 1947. He loved sports and played basketball and most notably, football. In the years 1945, 1946 and 1947 his football team out-scored their...
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George James Kleiner

June 25, 1942 - December 18, 2017

George James KleinerHUDSON-George left his physical body shortly after 5AM Monday December 18, 2017 at his home, while holding his wife's hand. The world was brightened by his smile and his beautiful soul. His spirit and energy will remain with all who loved him forever. The world was a better place with his presence. He was born June 25, 1942 in Trenton, NJ a son of George and Hanna (Fox)...
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Gary A. Johnston

January 16, 1950 - December 13, 2017

Milford - Gary Arthur Johnston, 67, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2017, at an Orono healthcare facility after a brief battle with cancer. He was born on January 16, 1950, the son of Arthur and Louise (Seymour) Johnston of Milford. Upon graduating from Old Town High School, Gary married Deborah (Gaudet) Johnston, to whom he was married for 32 years and with whom he raised two children....
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Robert C. Hewett

November 13, 1940 - December 10, 2017

Bradley - Robert C. 'Bob' Hewett, 77, passed away on December 10, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 13, 1940, the son of Albert and Francis (Sweat) Hewett. Bob grew up in Bradley, and attended Bradley schools until the 8th grade; and graduated from Old Town High in 1959. Right after graduation, Bob joined the Army and served part of his tour in Germany. Upon his return...
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Durward F. Bell

November 19, 1929 - December 3, 2017

Milford - Durward F. 'Doodie' Bell, 88, died on December 3, 2017. He was born on November 19, 1929 a son of Ira and Miriam Bell. He was a Korean Veteran, having served with the US Army. He was a life member of the American Legion. He retired from James River after 45 years of service. He enjoyed camping at Deer Lake, gardening where he would sit in the back yard and his wife would ask "What,...
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Dawn Lacadie

August 27, 1933 - December 1, 2017

Orono and Old Town - Dawn Pelletier Evans Lacadie, 84, passed away on December 1, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born on August 27, 1933, she was the daughter of Catherine Pelletier Evans Baranski and Richard Edward Evans. Dawn was born and raised in Orono until she married the dashing Harold (Carey) Lacadie from French Island in Old Town. Together they raised five children on the...
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John David L'Heureux

June 16, 1954 - November 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town, ME.
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Earl William Jameson

June 25, 1927 - November 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town, ME.
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Diana Louise Cote

May 25, 1951 - November 26, 2017

BREWER - Diana L. Cote, 66, died unexpectedly but peacefully November 26, 2017 at her residence. She was born May 25, 1951 in Old Town a daughter of Kenneth and Althea (Shirland) Mitchell. She was a 1970 graduate of Old Town High School. Diana was a goofy, crazy, fun loving person with a great sense of humor who liked to joke with her daughters and grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping, yard...
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Ryan James Cerkovitz

December 2, 1980 - November 22, 2017

Orono - Ryan James Cerkovitz, 36, passed away too soon, on November 22, 2017. He was born in New Bedford, MA, on December 2, 1980, the son of Stephen and Leona (Braley) Cerkovitz. Ryan graduated from Orono High School. He graduated from Eastern Maine Community College in 2005, having obtained his nursing degree. Ryan recently was employed with Kindred Care as a home healthcare nurse, and there...
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Wilfred E. Guy

February 11, 1937 - November 17, 2017

Milford - The world lost a great man on November 17, 2017. A man of the utmost selflessness and devotion to family and friends. Wilfred Ernest Guy, 80, was born on February 11, 1937, in Brockton, MA, a son of Wilfred Edward and Mary Alma (Baker) Guy. Bill ran his own business in Hamden, CT, for years before moving to Maine. He worked many jobs during his lifetime, the most important one was...
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Richard C. FIFER

March 10, 1926 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town, ME.
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Richard Jameson

February 11, 1933 - November 11, 2017

Enfield and Orono - Richard Charles 'Dick' Jameson, 84, died peacefully November 11, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. He was born February 11, 1933, in Bradley, a son of Lester and Sarah (LeBlac) Jameson, the youngest of eight children, Beulah Young, Isaac, Marguerite Currier, Woodrow, Earl, Sylvia Gauthier, and James. Dick married Patricia Myers in 1955 and they raised two daughters (Julie and...
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Charles Stuart Jennings

October 18, 1949 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town, ME.
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Faith Marie Delaney

May 5, 1942 - November 5, 2017

Veazie - Faith Marie (LeBlanc) Delaney, 75, died peacefully Nov. 5, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 5, 1942, in Old Town, to Leonce and Frances (St. Peter) LeBlanc. She graduated from John Bapst High school in 1960 and Mercy Nursing School in 1963. She worked as an operating room nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, then Eastern Maine Hospital. She left the working...
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Rita R. Fogarty

September 7, 1934 - November 3, 2017

Old Town and Bangor - Rita Rose Fogarty, 83, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. Rita was born September 7, 1934, daughter of Dennis and Marion (Paradis) Thibodeau. She was born, grew up, and lived the majority of her life in Old Town, Maine. She often spoke fondly of her childhood and school friendships, in particular the 'Jolly Juniors' club of friends and the enjoyment found in the...
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Gregory Allen Sabine

May 12, 1952 - November 3, 2017

Derby and Hudson - Gregory Allen Sabine, 65, passed away November 3, 2017, at a Bangor Hospital. He was born in Bangor, May 12, 1952, the son of Roy and Betty Sabine. Greg graduated from Central High School, Class of 1970. He joined the Air National Guard, and retired TSgt, after 18 years. He worked for hospital security until his recent illness. Greg is survived by his children, Shawna, Cory,...
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Barbara L. Marcho

June 19, 1929 - October 31, 2017

Old Town - Barbara L. Marcho, 88, died October 31, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. She was born June 19, 1929, in Etna, a daughter of Woodrow and Myrtle (Tinker) Brown. Barbara was a hardworking woman having assisted her husband in the Texaco Garage in the 1950s and early 60s, when they established Marcho Riding Stables in Orono, they operated a chicken farm in Etna for several years before...
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Richard David Cook

June 14, 1947 - October 29, 2017

Old Town - Richard 'Ricky' David Cook, 70, passed away October 29, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. He was born June 14, 1947 in Old Town, a son of Harold and Corinne (Pelletier) Cook. Ricky grew up in Old Town with a wild and crazy network of friends. He graduated from Old Town High School, Class of 1965. He served his country during Vietnam as a member of the US Army, receiving several awards and...
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Hilbert Harley Anderson

May 16, 1957 - October 27, 2017

Milford - Hilbert H. Anderson III, 60, died unexpectedly on October 27, 2017. He was born in Old Town, May 16, 1957, a son of Hilbert Anderson Jr. and Beatrice (Gray) Anderson. He lived his life his way and on his own terms. He was a kind, compassionate and loyal person, who would help anyone in need. He was a jack-of-all-trades, and an extremely skilled carpenter. He loved his family and...
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Kim Deroche

January 15, 1960 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town, ME.
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Kim DeRoche

January 15, 1960 - October 23, 2017

Pelzer, SC and Old Town - Kim M. DeRoche, 57, died at Greenwood Hospice House, SC, on Monday October 23, 2017 following a ten year courageous battle with cancer. She was born January 15, 1960 in Bangor a daughter of Joseph and Doreen (Grant) DeRoche. Kim was a graduate of Old Town High School class of 1978 and Greenville (SC) Technical College with a degree in accounting. She was employed as a...
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Susan Messier Wass

March 17, 1949 - October 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town, ME.
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Roland Joseph Goguen

October 19, 1932 - October 15, 2017

Worcester, MA, and East Millinocket - Roland 'Rollie' Goguen, 85, died on December 15, 2017. He was born on October 19, 1932, a son of Edouard and Alvina (Bourque) Goguen. He was a US Air Force Veteran having served as an Airman First Class during the Korean War for 1951-1955. While in the service he played for the Farichild Flyers Baseball team in Washington State. In 1957 he married the...
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Richard P. Gammon

May 17, 1943 - October 15, 2017

Bangor - Richard Gammon, 74, of Bangor, died peacefully on October 15, 2017, with his wife and daughter by his side. A graveside service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, at Maine Veteran's Cemetery, Augusta. A celebration of Rick's life will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, October 22, 2017 at All Soul's Congregational Church in Bangor. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rick's memory may be...
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Richard Paul Stevenson

May 29, 1944 - October 14, 2017

Alton - Richard Paul Stevenson, 73, died October 22, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 29, 1944, in Newport a son of Kenneth Leroy and Arline Elzabeth (Lahaye) Stevenson. Richard grew up in Dixmont and proudly served in the US Army. He was employed at Old Town Canoe for 40 years, retiring in 2006. While at Old Town Canoe, he designed several of the machines still in use today. He...
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Susan Marie Ellis-Hermansen

February 28, 1954 - October 14, 2017

Old Town - With deep sadness, the family of Susan Marie Ellis-Hermansen announce her passing on Saturday, October 14, 2017. She is survived by her best friend and husband of 39 years, Knud Hermansen, and her three children, Knud (Alita), Kiva, and Kai (Mandi), as well as her brother, Berkley Ellis, and her favorite photograph subjects, her grandsons Knud Peter and Trygve and granddaughter to be,...
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Joan Marie Brown

November 16, 1936 - October 10, 2017

Milford - Joan M. Brown, 80, left this world as she lived her life, always thinking of how others were doing and making sure they were taken care of. She was born November 16, 1936 and died October 10, 2017. She was a wonderful, warm loving mother and kind lady to all who knew her. Her sassy, sarcastic witty sense of humor was always followed by genuine laughter. She and her close friend Ann...
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Bernard A. Lucas

April 23, 1928 - October 9, 2017

Old Town - Bernard A. Lucas, Sr., 89, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital with his family by his side on October 9, 2017. He was born on April 23, 1928 in Orono, the son of Walter and Mary (Martin) Lucas. He was educated at St. Mary's Catholic School in Orono and was employed at the University of Maine until his retirement in 1991. Bernie Sr. was an avid golfer and enjoyed...
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Gary Roger McGregor

April 3, 1970 - October 9, 2017

Milford - Gary R. "Apple" McGregor, 47, passed away in Bangor, surrounded by his family, October 9, 2017, after a short illness. He was born in Bangor, April 3, 1970, the son of Larry R. McGregor and Geneva M. Comeau. Gary graduated from Orono High School in 1988. He went to work in the glass business, working for many companies over the years. He was active in the community,...
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William E. Plummer

January 4, 1950 - October 7, 2017

Bangor and Milford - William E. 'Bill' Plummer, Sr., 67, passed away at Maine Veteran's Home in Bangor, October 7, 2017, following a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He was born in Bangor, January 4, 1950, son of Carleton L. and Eileen F. (McCann) Plummer. Bill served in the US Army as a cook, with tours in both Vietnam and Korea. He was a member of the American Legion Post...
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Kenneth George Wood

December 16, 1938 - September 27, 2017

Bradley, Dixmont and Wayland, Mass. - Kenneth George Wood, 78, died peacefully September 27, 2017 at his home. He was born December 16, 1938, in Wayland, MA a son of Ronald H. and Mildred F. (Mandigo) Wood. Ken was educated in Wayland Schools and received a Culinary Degree from Northeastern University Cook and Bakers School. His long career in food service (managing and owning businesses all...
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Liza Jade Parker

January 4, 1991 - September 25, 2017

Bangor - It is with great sadness that the family of Liza Jade Parker announces her passing after an unfortunate car accident, on Monday, September 25, 2017, at the age of 26. Liza will be lovingly remembered by her children, Mason and Tiaona; her mother, Shawna Dow; father, Wade "Tony" Parker and his companion, Tammy Bonner; her brothers, Rory Parker and Caleb "K-BOB" Church...
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Stanley Howard Young

March 24, 1957 - September 23, 2017

Greenbush - Stanley "Butch" Howard Young III, 60, made his final trip home on September 23, 2017. Butch was born on March 24, 1957, the son of Stanley Howard Young Jr. and Elizabeth (Madden) Young in Bangor. He was raised in Vermont but moved back to Maine and started his family. In June of 1987 his daughter Amie, the light of his life, was born. Butch was a long haul over the road...
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Dustin M. Mitchell

December 9, 1989 - September 23, 2017

Old Town - It is with great sadness that the family of Dustin Muwinsis Mitchell announces his passing on Saturday, September 22, 2017 at the age of 27. Dustin was born on December 9, 1989. He attended Old Town High School and Welding School at Beal College. He is the beloved son of John Bear Mitchell and the father of Aaliyah Elizabeth Mitchell. Dustin loved his family above all else. He and...
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Mary A. Clark

December 20, 1934 - September 20, 2017

LEVANT, ME - Mary Arlene Clark, 82, died September 20, 2017 at a Bangor health care facility. She was born December 20, 1938 in Barnsville, OH a daughter of John and Mary (Hartley) Hall.Mrs. Clark was born and raised in Ohio, moved to Maine in 1972, moved back to Ohio in 1981, and returned to Maine in 2004. She had a love for children and drove school bus in both Maine and Ohio. She retired...
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Ernest Roland Welch

January 31, 1938 - September 15, 2017

Old Town - Ernest Roland Welch, 79, died September 15, 2017, at a Bangor nursing home. He was born January 31, 1938, the son of Roland C. and Addie (Flower) Welch. Ernest graduated from Old Town High School. He worked for Leon Williams Lumber and James River for 23 years until his retirement. Ernest is survived by his children, Ruth Gallagher and husband, Danny, Gloria Braley and husband,...
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Rita Mary Yerxa

March 13, 1926 - September 12, 2017

Old Town - Rita Mary Yerxa, 91, passed away peacefully, September 12, 2017, while playing Beano, as she so loved to play games, including Skipbo. She was born in Providence, RI, March 13, 1926, the daughter of William and Ruffine (Gauthier) LeClair. When Rita was two, her mother died and she was taken to Old Town, where she was raised by her uncle and aunt, John and Lucy Gallant. Rita graduated...
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Timothy Murray Hess

May 5, 1963 - September 8, 2017

Milford - Timothy Murray Hess was a man of many passions, including nature, photography, plant taxonomy, gardening, biking, and politics. Born in Delhi, India, he traveled the world as the child of a diplomat, spending much of his childhood in South Korea and Canada. He spent much of his time as a young adult in northern California, biking through agricultural fields to college classes and...
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Mary Lena Beal

March 16, 1934 - September 3, 2017

Bradley - Mary L. Beal, 83, passed away peacefully September 3, 2017, after a long battle with dementia. She was born in Milford, March 16, 1934, the daughter of Otis J. and Antoinette M. (Hamel) Delaware. Mary was a homemaker who raised five children along with her beloved husband, Lloyd. She loved to knit, making mittens for her family every Christmas. Mary enjoyed cooking and would can...
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Linda Elaine Miller

August 4, 1951 - September 2, 2017

Old Town - Linda E. Miller, 66, passed away peacefully in Bangor, September 2, 2017, with her three sons at her side. She was born in Bangor, August 4, 1951, the daughter of Clifford S. and Elizabeth L. (White) Miller. Linda graduated from Old Town High School. For many years, she worked as a cook, which she loved, and later as a personal care attendant. Linda always loved to cook, and would...
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George Edward Deshane

April 17, 1930 - August 20, 2017

Old Town and Beech Hill Pond - George E. Deshane, 87, died peacefully August 20, 2017 at his home with family by his side. He was born April 17, 1930 in East Millinocket a son of Joseph and Clara (Landry) Deshane. George was a 1947 graduate of Old Town High School where he lettered in Football and Baseball. He served in the US Navy for four years and then began a 30 year employment at the...
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Albert Allen Bard

November 10, 1965 - August 19, 2017

Greenbush - Albert Allen Bard Sr., 51, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on August 19, 2017 following a brief battle with cancer. He was born November 10, 1965 in Lincoln a son of Joseph J. and Bertha L. (Smith) Bard. Albert was employed for 23 years at A.W. Madden as a delimber operator. He enjoyed his old cars and working in the garage. The biggest joys were his boys and...
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Alan H. Cameron

April 28, 1936 - August 18, 2017

Orono - Alan Henry Cameron, 81, died August 18, 2017. He was born April 28, 1936, in Brewer, a son of Harry V. and Florence E. (Dupuis) Cameron. Alan proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1964 as a SSGT. He liked to putter with electronics and could fix many things. He enjoyed cooking and baking for family gatherings. He liked to travel and enjoyed a trip to...
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Edwina L. THIBAULT

May 5, 1926 - July 27, 2017

Old Town - Edwina Ledwine (Lavoie) Thibault, 91, passed away July 27, 2017 at a Bangor health care facility after a period of declining health. She was born May 5, 1926, in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, the daughter of Nizier Lavoie and Marie Anne (Michaud) Lavoie. She married Edward Thibault May 7, 1948. Together, Edwina and Edward raised seven children. She is survived by six children, John and...
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Vesta Mae Koontz

June 25, 1927 - July 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Birmingham Funeral Home, Old Town, ME.
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Carl Warren Grindle

June 5, 1939 - July 22, 2017

Bradley and Orono - Carl W. 'Buddy' Grindle, 78, died on July 22, 2017 at an Orono healthcare facility. He was born June 5, 1939, the son of Elwood W. Grindle and Jeanette (Brissette) Grindle. Buddy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Donna (Seymour) Grindle; his only son, Karl "Butch" Grindle and his wife, Karen (Trask) Grindle of Holden; one special granddaughter, Alexa Grindle of Bangor. He...
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Gary D. Neptune

July 14, 1947 - July 14, 2017

Indian Island - Gary D. Neptune Sr. died on his 70th birthday, July 14, 2017, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor, with his family by his side. He was born July 14, 1947, in Old Town, a son of Melvin and Jospehine (Ranco). Gary proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps from Aug. 25, 1967, to Nov. 30, 1968. Gary served as a Lieutenant with the Indian Island Fire Department and volunteered with...
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Francis A. Preble

September 30, 1931 - July 14, 2017

Old Town - Francis Preble passed away peacefully at the age of 85, surrounded by his family in the early morning hours of July 14, 2017. He was born in Old Town on September 30, 1931, to Frank and Lillian Preble. Francis is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Charline (Beaulieu) Preble; and by his children, Allyson Westura and her husband, Patrick; and their children, Bradley and Olivia of...
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Peter Michael McDermott

March 5, 1941 - July 5, 2017

Orono and Old Town - Peter Michael McDermott, known to some as Pete and others as Mac, 76, passed away suddenly, July 5, 2017. He was born at Boston City Hospital, March 5, 1941, the son of John William and Mary McDermott. Pete attended school in Quincy before entering the workforce as a young man. He worked in construction for many years before becoming the proud franchise owner of five...
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Francis Dennis Oakes

June 1, 1939 - July 1, 2017

Argyle Twp - Francis Dennis Oakes Sr., 78, died Saturday, July 1, 2017, at home. He was born June 1, 1939, in Milford a son of Lawrence and Rose (Morin) Oakes. Franny was a graduate of Old Town High School class of 1958, where he was class president, and excelled at basketball and track. He was employed at the University of Maine as an electrician, retiring in 1997 after 37 years of service. He...
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Gerald Robert O'Clair

January 29, 1944 - June 25, 2017

OLD TOWN-Gerald Robert O'Clair, 73, died unexpectedly June 25, 2017 at his residence. He was born January 29, 1944 in Old Town a son of Levi and Phoebe (Gosselin) O'Clair.First and foremost, Bob loved his family, and was always willing to do whatever was asked of him for any of them and was a dedicated husband, father, and brother. He enjoyed family reunions. He was a lover of all animals, and...
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Peter Joseph Goodin

April 17, 1963 - June 24, 2017

Peter J. "Pete" Goodin, 55, passed away unexpectedly, June 24, 2017, doing what he loved most- riding his Harley. He was born, allegedly, April 17, 1962, though there was some discrepancy where the date was concerned, the son of Frank Francis Goodin and Constance Mary Olson. There was never a dull moment where Pete was concerned. He was an outdoor enthusiast who loved photography, though his...
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James Matthew Nelson

April 13, 1933 - June 21, 2017

INDIAN ISLAND-James M. Nelson, 84, passed away peacefully at his residence June 21, 2017. He was born April 13, 1933 in Old Town a son of John S. and Alphonsine (Ouellette) Nelson. He was captain of the cross country team, and was a state champion Golden Gloves boxer. He attended DeVrie University, studying engineering with a focus in electronics. He owned and operated an electronics repair...
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Kenneth James LaFlamme

August 11, 1934 - June 17, 2017

Old Town - Kenneth J. LaFlamme of Old Town, age 82, peacefully passed away at home on June 17, 2017. He was born August 11, 1934, in Old Town, the son of the late Earl LaFlamme and Mary (Burke) LaFlamme. He was a 1953 graduate of Old Town High School and the University of Maine, class of 1957. He was employed as a soil scientist in the state of Maine for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service for 38...
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Eileen A. McCue

May 28, 1923 - June 13, 2017

Old Town - It is with great difficulty that the family of Eileen Ada Yeo McCue announce her passing. Eileen was born in 1923 in Harmony, PEI, Canada. Eventually she moved to Norcross, Maine. Eileen was part of the greatest generation. She experienced all the events and turmoil that occurred. She was a child of the Great Depression, Prohibition, and World War II. After spending time in Providence...
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Joseph Anthony Smyth

December 4, 1985 - June 13, 2017

Fredericksburg, VA, and Orono - Joe A. Smyth, 31, passed away unexpectedly June 13, 2017, in Old Town. He was born December 4, 1985, at Beaufort, SC. Joe graduated from Orono High School in 2004, where he participated in soccer, hockey and baseball. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 2007 to 2013; serving in both Afghanistan and Iraq as a member of 2d Bn 9th Marines, attaining the...
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Lucille Luella Snedden

March 9, 1925 - June 8, 2017

Old Town - 92 - Lucille Snedden passed away at Eastern Maine Medical Center on June 8, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 9, 1925 in Stillwater, the daughter of Howard and Mabel (Buck) Stormann. Lucille graduated from Old Town High School in the class of 1944. After World War II, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold (Tooey) Harris and became a wonderful homemaker...
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Rose Marie Brooks

November 18, 1952 - June 7, 2017

Bradley - Rose Marie Brooks, known to most as Rosie, passed away unexpectedly, June 7, 2017, at a Bangor hospital. She was born in Bangor, November 18, 1952, the daughter of Francis and Georgianna (Young) Brooks. Rosie received a Bachelor's in Education from the University of Maine, Orono, and went on to teach elementary school in Bradley. She was an active member of the Bradley community,...
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Kenneth J. Lucas

September 19, 1938 - June 7, 2017

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E. Louis Boyle

September 12, 1942 - June 3, 2017

Old Town - E. Louis Boyle, Jr., 74, passed away June 3, 2017, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born in Portland, September 12, 1942, the son of Elmer and Virginia (Meader) Boyle. Louis was a member of Local 716 Plumbers and Pipefitters; and owner and operator of Boyle's Cycles, Inc. until his retirement. He enjoyed riding the back country roads with his wife in anything that burned gas....
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Brenda Lee Sanborn

August 21, 1961 - May 23, 2017

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June Janet Bouchey

October 6, 1935 - May 22, 2017

Old Town - June Janet Bouchey, 80, passed away unexpectedly on May 22, 2017. She was born on October 6, 1935, in Presque Isle to Ernest D. and Zoe (Levasseur) Smart. She was predeceased by her parents, six brothers and sisters and a son, Stephen Bouchey. She is survived by her husband, Leo (Jack) Bouchey; a son, David Bouchey of Holden; a daughter, Belinda and her husband Charlie LeGasse of Old...
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Drake Alvah Sechrest

December 10, 2015 - May 19, 2017

Howland - Drake 'Ducky' Alvah Sechrest, 1, passed away unexpectedly in Alton, May 19, 2017. He was born in Bangor, December 10, 2015, the son of Nick Sechrest and Catie Carroll, and the little brother to Caiden Sechrest. Drake was a happy and bubbly baby who was beloved by all he met. He loved to dance and play outdoors. Drake had a big personality, which showed in all of his facial...
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Nelson Roy

October 5, 1929 - May 8, 2017

Bangor - Nelson Roy, 87, of Old Town, passed away peacefully May 8, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born October 5, 1929 in Old Town, Maine, to Victor and Nathalie (Bertrand) Roy. He graduated from Old Town High School in 1948 and promptly enlisted in the Air Force, serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During the Korean War, he was part of an air transport company that brought...
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George Robert Albertson

January 19, 1935 - May 6, 2017

Winterport and Old Town - Born on January 19, 1935, in Ottumwa, Iowa, Robert George 'Bob' Albertson went home to his creator May 6, 2017, in his sleep after a short period of illness. He was the son of Recil Ace Albertson and Ruth Lillian Albertson. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife, Gloria Albertson and his sister, Ruth, formerly of California. He is survived by his loving siblings,...
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Merle Lynwood Jordan

February 8, 1933 - May 5, 2017

Edinburg - Merle L. Jordan, 84, passed away May 5, 2017, as a result of an accident at his home. He was born in Edinburg, January 8, 1933, the son of Virgil and Emma (Ayers) Jordan. Merle was a graduate of Old Town High School and served 4 years in the US Navy. He proudly retired from the Portland Police Department and went on to own and operate his own general contracting business. Merle was...
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Michael Dorr

July 1, 1944 - May 4, 2017

Old Town - On May 4th, 2017, Mike, 72, passed away unexpectedly at home, peacefully in his sleep. He loved to be outside - hunting, fishing, and most of all riding his Harley. If he wasn't enjoying the outside, he was either watching wrestling, an action movie, or being tortured by Cheryl watching a movie on Lifetime. Like all Dorrs, he LOVED his scratch tickets. Mike was the kind of guy that...
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Gloria Anne Stephens

September 23, 1937 - May 1, 2017

Eddington - Gloria Anne Doucette Stephens, 79, died May 1, 2017, at her residence.She was born September 23, 1937, in Old Town daughter of Leo and Doris Doucette.Gloria was extremely proud of her childrenand grandchildren. She was extremely happywhen her five sons got together to play musicand she could laugh and dance. She enjoyed beingoutdoors, visiting the coast and hiking.Gloria was a hard...
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Carol J. Adams

October 7, 1944 - April 24, 2017

Hermon - This is the story of Carol Adams. Carol J. 'Jeannie' Adams, 72, passed away peacefully in Bangor, April 24, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born in Bangor, October 7, 1944, the daughter of Walter and Loretta (Martin) Gallant. Jeannie grew up in Old Town and was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Jeannie was an amazing wife, mother,...
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Elizabeth Marie Clark

May 5, 1966 - April 24, 2017

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Gerald Damboise

October 22, 1931 - April 24, 2017

Milford - Gerald Joseph 'Buddy' Damboise, 85, passed away peacefully, April 24, 2017, at his home in Milford. Buddy was born in Old Town, October 22, 1931, to William Joseph, Sr. and Gladys (Wright) Damboise. Buddy retired from Old Town Housing Authority. He was also self-employed and worked various jobs. Buddy was a lifetime member of the Old Town Elks Club, BPOE 1287. He loved the...
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Mary Elaine Bouchard

June 13, 1921 - April 23, 2017

Milford - M. Elaine Bouchard, 95, passed away on April 23, 2017, after a short illness. She was born in Old Town, June 13, 1921, in Old Town, a daughter of Lawrence and Loretta (Kellette) Dwyer. She was a longtime resident of the Old Town area, and a member of St. Mary's/St. Ann's Church and the Daughters of Isabella. Elaine was residing in Westbrook at the time of her death. She enjoyed...
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Bruce Fosberg

October 25, 1941 - April 22, 2017

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Joshua Donald Coffin

February 5, 1991 - April 21, 2017

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Wilfred Emmett King

June 27, 1967 - April 21, 2017

Wilfred "Willy" Emmett KingMilford-Wilfred "Willy" Emmett King, 49, passed away of squamous cell carcinoma at his home on Friday evening, April 21st. Willy was born in Bangor on June 27, 1967, the son of James and Mary (Smith) King. Willy attended the Lewis S. Libby School in Milford, and graduated from Old Town High School in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from...
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Mary A. Pryce

December 9, 1923 - April 16, 2017

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Terry Smith

December 26, 1981 - April 10, 2017

GREENBUSH-Terry W Smith II, 35, died April 10, 2017. He was born December 26, 1981 in Bangor a son of Terry Lee Nason and Terry Wayne Smith. Terry enjoyed hunting, fishing, ice fishing, camping and playing basketball. He enjoyed music and coaching basketball. Terry was an avid reader and was always on the look out for his next big word to learn and then use in the proper context. Always the...
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Rita Michaud

January 19, 1927 - April 9, 2017

OLD TOWN - Rita Mary Michaud, 90, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Barron Center in Portland, with her beloved children around her. As she had requested, the voice of her late husband, Albert Michaud, was heard, singing hymns recorded at St. Joseph's Church in Old Town, Maine, where Rita and Albert were married many years before. The daughter of Jane Landry and Bill England, Rita was born...
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Mary W. HODGES

May 24, 1918 - April 8, 2017

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