Lynn L. Pete, Old Town and Gray
January 8, 1951-August 25, 1999
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, so soft, so calm, yet eloquent. The smiles that win, the tints that glow. But tell of days in goodness spent. A mind at peace with all below, a heart whose love is innocent--George Gordon
Lynn lived her life with ebullience, each day filled with laughter, love and hope. Her smile radiated sunshine and warmth. Her spirit swept aside raindrops. Her caring embraced us all. Lynn was an advocate for meek voices - children bruised by torn families and muffled by disease. Most of all, Lynn was a loving wife, daughter and mother. We miss you already.
Lynn is fondly remembered by her family; husband and soul mate, Don Pete, who personified love and devotion; daughters, Stephanie Partridge, with husband, Derek, and Heather Carrow, with husband, Joey; mother, Avis Millett Wise; predeceased by father, Leon Libby; sister, Jackie Libby; brothers, David and Richard Rich, Barry, James, Ronald and Bobby Libby; stepdaughters, Lisa Sirois, with husband, Billy, and Michelle Baker, with husband, Randy; stepson, Kevin Pete; grandchildren, Nicole, Kristy, Adam, Nathan, Raychel, Drew; and her second soul mate, Lexie.
June Glaser, 75
June Lenona Whitney Glaser, of Gray, died last Thursday at her home after a long illness.
She was born here, a daughter of Earl and Margaret McIntosh Whitney; she graduated from Pennell Institute in 1941.
She was married to Earl Mike Glaser, who died in 1995, for 49 years.
She had been a welder at Portland Copper and Tankworks, and a stitcher at BonAm Shoe Shop. Her hobbies included knitting, crocheting, reading and hunting. She was a past member of F.O.E., in New Gloucester, and the Cumberland County Riding Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Wilson, of Gray, and Robin Hart, of Pownal; a son, Danney Glaser, of Raymond; two brothers, John and Philip Whitney, of East Orland; a sister, Earla Bonney; of Gray; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mary Frances Rock
Mary Frances Rock, 54, of Gray, died Thursday at a Portland hospital.
Born in Portland, she was a daughter of Maynard and Selena Cook Hamilton, and attended school in Gray.
Mrs. Rock enjoyed knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, ceramics, arts and crafts, baking, country western music and trips on the Nova Scotia Princess.
She was the longtime companion of Lewis Proctor, of Gray.
She is survived by two sons, Harry Rock, Jr., of Saco, and Scott Rock, of Gorham; a daughter, April Hunnewell, of Durham; a brother, Bobby Hamilton, of South Paris; and six grandchildren.
Kathryn Pierce, 69, of New Gloucester
Kathryn Louise Pierce, 69, of New Gloucester, died Sunday at a Lewiston hospital.
Born in New Gloucester, she was the daughter of Arthur and Norrine Chamberlain Snow. She graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1948.
Mrs. Pierce owned and operated the Wagon Wheel Ranch in Steep Falls from 1973 until 1975. She also worked as a waitress and caregiver.
She was predeceased by her husband, Maynard Pierce, who died in 1974. Surviving are two sons, Scott Pierce, of Chesterville, ME, and Edward Pierce, of New Gloucester; one daughter, Jean O'Connor, of New Gloucester; two brothers, Forest Snow, of Freeport, and Gary Snow, of Naples; three sisters, Leona Waterman, of Gray, Arlene May, of New Gloucester, and Joyce Milliken, of Auburn; an aunt, Louise Foley, of Phoenix, AZ; and five grandchildren.
A graveside service was held at Riverside Cemetery, in Cornish. Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home, Gray. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Jeanette Libby Farnum
Jeanette Libby Farnum, 92, died Saturday at a Lewiston hospital. She was born in Gray, the daughter of Herbert C. and Frances Thayer Libby. She was educated in Gray and Auburn schools, graduating from Edward Little High School. She married H. Wilbur Farnum in 1931 and lived in New Gloucester all her married life.
Mrs. Farnum worked for Pine Tree Telephone Company for five years, and operated her own beauty parlor. She was a 50-year member and Past Matron of the Golden Sheaf Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, First Congregational Church of New Gloucester, Congregational Church Ladies Circle and a member of the Gray Senior Citizens.
Her husband died previously.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Joy, of New Gloucester; two grandsons, Gregory and Timothy Joy, both of New Gloucester; one granddaughter, Benita Deschaine, of Bangor; 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great, great-grandchild.
A funeral was held Tuesday at the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester. Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home, Gray. Memorial donations may be made to:New Gloucester Rescue, P.O. Box 82, New Gloucester, ME 04260.
Amelia "Mickey" Whitten, 71
Amelia Stella "Mickey" Whitten, 71, of Shaker Road, died Monday at her home.
Mrs. Whitten was born in Portland, a daughter of Boleslaw and Ann Knapp Tatarcyk, of Poland. She married Winston Blair Whitten in 1948, and had her vows blessed in the Catholic Church in 1963. She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in South Portland.
She had worked for Valle's Steak House for 10 years, and retired from Fairchild Semiconductor after 22 years of service.
Mrs. Whitten was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Women's Auxiliary in South Portrland, and celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary there last year.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, of Gray; three daughters, Connie Luedke, of Lakeland, FL, Donna Young, of Kennebunk, and Vivian Whitten, of Gray; two brothers, John, of South Portland, and Joseph Tatarcyk, of Marysville, CA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Diana, died in 1959.
A funeral Mass was held at St. John the Evangelist Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Leo A. Hartwell
Leo A. Hartwell, 78, died last Sunday.
He was born in Gardner, Mass., a son of Martin and Clema Hartwell, and graduated from Chelmsford (MA) High School in 1939.
Mr. Hartwell served in the 30th Infantry Division in World War II from 1942 to 1946. He was at the Battle of the Bulge, and received a Purple Heart.
He was self-employed for 24 years and owned a variety store in Benedicta and one in Gray. He also worked at Cook's Hardware Store in Gray, and had recently begun working at Thompson's Orchard in New Gloucester.
Mr. Hartwell was a member of the American Legion post in Gray, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Military Order of Purple Hearts. During the 1960s, he was active in the Gray Youth Club.
His hobbies included gardening, travel and spending time with his family.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Lucille Desmond Hartwell of Gray; one son, Larry Hartwell, of Scarborough; one daughter, Mrs. Brian (Lynn) Thompson, of New Gloucester; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray, Maine.