Adam Sherlock, 16
Adam Worth Sherlock, 16, died Friday as result of a skiing accident.
He was born February 6, 1985, the beloved son of David Bruce and Elizabeth Worth Pyle Sherlock.
Adam was a sophomore at Cheverus High School, where he was an Honor Roll Student and President of Sophomore Class. Adam's passion was the school swimming and diving team. He also was a member of the Key Club, Math Team, Jr. Golf Team and Track. He enjoyed paintball and was known for his infectious sense of humor, wit, and caring personality.
Surviving are his parents, of Gray; a brother, Kyle J. Sherlock, of Gray; his grandparents, Rena Sherlock, of Calais, and Wesley and Priscilla Pyle, of Gray; aunts and uncles Priscilla Ann and Peter Heitmann, of South Berwick, Linda Sherlock, of Chelsea ,MA, Stephen and Terry Sherlock, of Westfield, New Brunswick; and cousins Erik and Justin Heitmann and Justin, Aaron and Janna Sherlock.
A funeral was held at 12 noon last Tuesday at Saint Pius X Church, Portland, with Father John W. Keegan, S.J., and Reverend Douglas P. Hedstrom officiating.
Jane Lefebvre, 78
Jane A.S. Lefebvre, 78, of Center Road, who loved horses and history, died April 5 at a Gorham health-care center after a long illness.
She was born in Westbrook, a daughter of Cheever S. and Doris Ingersoll Smith. She was a direct descendant of an original settler of Windham, Abraham Anderson, which was the source of her love of history. She graduated from Westbrook High School in 1941, and attended Bates College before enrolling at Miss Farmer's School of Cookery in Boston.
She married Robert J. Lefebvre, who died in 1995.
Mrs. Lefebvre was a member of the Maine Historical Society and served as president of the Windham Historical Society for six years. But her lifelong passion was horses.
In 1971, Mrs. Lefebvre and her husband moved to an 80-acre farm in Gray. The farm provided her with more room to ride and stable horses. She rode trails on her farm and throughout southern Maine.
She formed a kinship with a group of older women who liked to ride. They called themselves "The Galloping Grandmothers."
Other interests included being outside and enjoying nature, cooking, sewing, knitting, dancing with her husband and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Lefebvre was president of Rocky Hill Parent-Teacher Association for six years and a member of the Westbrook Fire Department Auxiliary and taught Christian doctrine at St. Hyacinth's Church in Westbrook for many years. She also was a member of the Worship and Spirituality Commission at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Windham, a member of the former Presumpscot Valley Riding Club and a member of the Cumberland County Riding Club.
She is survived by her daughter, Doris Meehan, of Windham; two sons, Robert S., of Gorham, and Kenneth M. Lefebvre, of Westbrook; her brother, Stanton T.I. Smith, of York; nine grandchildren and a great-grandson.
A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday at St. Hyacinth's Church, Westbrook. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Westbrook.
Teresa Bibber, 100
Teresa H. Bibber, 100, died April 8 at a Brunswick nursing home.
She was born in Greenwich, CT, a daughter of Joseph and Margaret Kemes Hartel.
Mrs. Bibber worked as a dressmaker on Fifth Avenue in New York City, studied piano there and vacationed in Maine.
She married Eugene C. Bibber in 1930 and lived in Portland until moving to Gray in 1939. Mrs. Bibber wintered in Florida from 1968 to 1986 and lived in Harpswell during the summer.
Her hobbies were gardening and she was an avid pianist.
Mr. Bibber died in 1959.
Surviving are three sons: Eugene Bibber, of Gorham, Donald Bibber, of South Harpswell, and Richard Bibber, of Gray; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at 10 A.M. Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray. Msgr. Robert Lavoie officiated.
Evelyn Johnson service
Evelyn Chandler Johnson, 96, of Lisbon, died March 21, 2001. A memorial service will be held 11 A.M. on Saturday April 21, 2001, at the First Congregational Christian Church of New Gloucester, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, with Pastor Ronald Beinema officiating.
A man who brightened the Town with his presence passed away suddenly last Friday.
Kenneth S. Skilling, 70, died of a heart attack.
He was born September 8, 1930, in Gray, the son of John and Catherine Cobb Skilling.
A lifelong resident of Gray, he graduated from Pennell Institute in 1949.
He worked for the local State Highway Department for five years, then for Commercial Welding Company for 44 years. He also worked at the Hinkley Paper Mill and several mills in the Hinkley area.
During his retirement, he became a bus driver for the Gray-New Gloucester School District.
He served in the Army during the Korean War, and was stationed at Fort Churchill. He was an active member of many community groups. He was a communicant of the First Congregational Church of Gray. He was a member of the Pennell Alumni Association, Union Local 4, American Legion Post No. 86, Presumpscot Masonic Lodge No. 127 AF&AM, and Kora Temple Shrine in Lewiston. He was a former president of the Masonic Lodge in Lake Region. He was also a member of the Gray SnoWolves Snowmobile Club and the Arnold Trail Club.
He enjoyed his wife and family, being outside, gardening and simply talking with everyone, as well as his camps at Little Sebago Lake and Eustis, NASCAR and local racing, trips to Aruba, snowmobiling, hunting and fishing.
He is predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Beatrice Rolfe Skilling, whom he married on June 3, 1950; she died April 5, 1989.
Surviving are his wife, Kristine Riff Skilling, whom he married February 19, 1994; three daughters, Cindy Trinward and Kim Shelley, both of Gray, and Brenda Emerson, of Windham; one son, Kenneth, Jr., of Gray; his stepchildren, Jennifer Bergquist and Jody Valliere, of Gray, John Valliere and Janet Valliere, of Berlin, NH; eight grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; three brothers, Albert, Carlton and Robert, all of Gray; and one sister, Yvonne Wilkinson, of Gray.
A funeral service was held last Tuesday, April 17, at the First Congregational Church of Gray, Pastor Douglas Hedstrom officiating. Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Gray Fire Department, PO Box 258, Gray, Maine 04039. It was Ken's hope that the Department would be able to purchase a thermal-imaging camera.
Donna Lee Peaco
Donna Lee Peaco, 50, of New Gloucester, died April 20.
She was born in Gray, the daughter of Leslie, Sr., and Mavis Peaco, and graduated from Gray-New Gloucester High School and Andover College.
She served in the Army from 1969 until 1971, and worked for many years as a legal secretary at Perkins, Thompkins, Hinckley and Keddy.
She is survived by her daughter, Christine Mathews. a son, Michael Denny. her mother, Mavis Peaco. two sisters, Cheryl Vickerson, of South Carolina, and Diane Peaco, of New Gloucester. three brothers, Leslie Peaco, Jr., of Poland Spring, and Larry and Wesley Peaco, both of New Gloucester. and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were private. Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home.
Phyllis M. Leonard, 77, of Gray, died April 27 at a Portland health-care facility after a long illness.
She was born in Concord, NH, daughter of Robert and Edith Brown.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Portland.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Leonard, Sr., of Gray. a son, Robert Leonard, Jr., of Westbrook. a sister, Dorothy Kenard, of Jacksonville, FL. a brother, Robert Brown, of Watertown, MA. seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Burial will be in Blanchard Cemetery, Falmouth.