Barbara L. Gagne, of Gray, died last Friday at a Portland hospital.
She was born in Gray, a daughter of Harold F. and Stella Libby Latham, and attended local schools.
She enjoyed walking, flowers and animals.
Her husband of 44 years, Maynard Gagne, died in 1996.
Shes is survived by her son, Michael J. Gagne, of Windham; her daughter, Karen A. Gagne Egan, of Gray; a brother, H. Wayne Latham, of Gray; a sister, Norma Fish, of Freeport; and four grandchildren.
She was buried in Gray Village Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Lavoie officiating. Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home.
Franklin Red Lewis passes away
Franklin Red Lewis, of Gray, died at the age of 71.
He was born August 16, 1928, in Lewiston, the son of Edwin Scott and Lois Small McIntire Lewis. He graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1946, and married Olive Hitchcock on February 27, 1949.
Mr. Lewis owned a plumbing and heating business for 15 years, and had been involved in the plumbing trade for 41 years. He served for three years in the Army Air Corps, and, after retiring from the plumbing trade, he worked as a dispatcher for Gray Public Safety.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and rockhounding. He had traveled to all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces and territories.
Mr. Lewis was a Past Master of the Gray Grange #41, Past President of Kiwanis, Past Master of Cumberland Lodge #12. He was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Gray, where he served as Trustee and Deacon and sang in the choir. He enjoyed helping with Church suppers.
He is survived by his wife, Olive, of Gray; two sons, Wayne F. Lewis, of Readfield, and Bruce E. Lewis, of Baton Rouge, LA; one daughter, Alice L. Lewis, of Bangor; and five grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Gray Public Safety, P.O. Box 258, and the First Congregational Church of Gray, P.O. Box 155, both in Gray, ME 04039.
Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home.
Kenneth Perry, 49
Kenneth A. Perry, of Mayall Road, Gray, died last Friday at a Portland hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in Portland, a son of John Sikora and Joyce Perry. He attended Portland High School and the University of Southern Maine.
Mr. Perry retired from the Coast Guard after 20 years, and spent several years with his family as lighthouse keeper for the Portland Head Light. For the past 12 years, he was self-employed as a postal contractor.
Mr. Perry attended New Gloucester Bible Church, and was working to establish a Christian couples' club.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Barrows Perry, of Gray; his mother, of South Portland; two daughters, Denise Reed and Jessica Perry, of Gray; a son, Kenneth II, of Portland; four brothers, John Sikora, Michael Sikora and Jason Perry, all of South Portland, and Jeffrey Sikora, of Largo, FL; two sisters, Sharon Conners and Pamela Toothaker, both of South Portland; four stepsisters, Denise Ernest, of Gorham, Shirley Joy, of Westbrook, Michelle Davis, of South Portland, and Deni Joe Gagne, of Sebago; and five grandchildren.
He will be buried in Forest City Cemetery after services in Portland, with the Rev. Larry Dahlborg officiating.
Edward John LeDuc
Navy veteran; enjoyed hunting, sports
Edward John LeDuc, 45, of New Gloucester, died last Tuesday after an accident on the Maine Turnpike.
Mr. LeDuc, a truck driver for Hill-Rom Industries, was returning home after work when his truck collided with a flatbed truck near Exit 6A. The accident is under investigation.
Mr. LeDuc was born in Key West, FL, the son of Norman and Mary (Manning) LeDuc. He was educated in New Hampshire schools, and was a graduate of Bishop Brady High School, Class of 1973. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
On December 31, 1980, he married the former Florence Lane.
Mr. LeDuc worked for several years for the Poland Spring Bottling Co., and was currently employed as a service technician for Hill-Rom Industries. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, racquetball, baseball and skiing.
He is survived by his wife, of New Gloucester; two sons, Benjamin and Jason; his father, of Colebrook, NH; two brothers, Gerald and Gerard and his wife Jane, all of Pittsfield, NH; two sisters, Mrs. Larry (Norma) Konopka, of Loudon, NH, and Mrs. Paul (Doreen) Hewitt, of Manchester, NH; and nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral was held last Saturday at Dillingham & Son Memorial Chapel, Auburn.
Donations may be made to the Maine Cancer Society, 52 Federal Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Theresa Matilda Clement, 95, of Gray, died peacefully at Central Maine Medical Center with her family by her side.
She was born in New York City on March 7, 1904, a daughter of Karl and Amalia Triesner Schikerle. Mrs. Clement attended business school in New York, and worked as a secretary until she married George C. Clement. The couple moved to Rifton, NY, in 1940, and in 1953, they came to Gray, where they established a turkey farm. She was also a secretary at Pineland Hospital from 1955 until 1975.
Her husband died in 1970. She enjoyed her family and friends, especially entertaining them with song and dances, traveling abroad (particularly to Hawaii) and numerous hobbies. Mrs. Clement was a member of the Order of the Amaranth, Sons and Daughters of Liberty, Order of the Eastern Star, Maine State Retirees and a charter member of the Gray Meal site.
She was predeceased by a sister, Amelia (Molly) Johnson. She is survived by a son, George C. Clement and his wife, Francis, of Spring Hill, Florida; one daughter, Barbara T. Qualey and her husband, Charles, Jr., of North Anson; one sister, Dorothy Schikerle, of Kingston, NY; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.
James F. Maxwell, 79, died last Friday at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth.
He was born in Gray, the son of George and Virgie Morrill Maxwell, and attended local schools. He retired in 1969, after working for 24 years as Assistant Superintendent of the State Game Farm in Gray, then starting and operating his own business, J. F. Maxwell Trucking, Inc.
Mr. Maxwell was a very active Mason. He had been Past Master of Cumberland Lodge #12; Past High Priest of Boaz Royal Arch Chapter #72; Past Illustrious Master of Dunlap Council Royal and Select Masters #8; Past Commander, Lewiston Commander Knights Templar #6; Scottish Rite Bodies-Valley of the Androscoggin, Maine Consistory 32nd Degree, Maine Council, Order of High Priesthood, Maine Council Thrice Illustrious Masters, Past Officers Association #1 of Maine, Pine Tree #65 Knights of the York Cross of Honor, Past Officers' Association of Maine, Eusebius Conclave #3 Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, Kora Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Golden Sheaf Chapter #114, Order of the Eastern Star, Past Grand Master of Grand Commandery of Maine.
He was predeceased by his wife, F. Irene Maxwell, who died in 1981, a brother, Dale Maxwell, and a stepson, Neal Lavallee.
He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Merrill, of Yarmouth; four sisters, Edra Wilkinson, Emily Hall and Beverly Prince, all of Gray, and Sandra Strout, of Poland; and longtime friend Alta Foster, also of Gray; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held on Monday at the First Congregational Church of Gray, with Pastor Douglas Hedstrom officiating. Burial will be in the Spring. Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Assosciation Maine Chapter, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101.
James Arthur Fisher, 60, of Gray, died last Thursday at his residence.
He was born in 1939, the son of Woodford and Rose Shea Fisher. He graduated from Cony High School in 1957, where he received the Outstanding Sportsman award for all four years of high school.
Mr. Fisher served in the U.S. Marines from April of 1959 to June of 1962, attaining the rank of E-4. He worked for Union Mutual for several years.
Mr. Fisher, who had been a former member of the Church of the Nazarene in Windham, and was a member of the Trinity of Nazarene in Hudson, Florida. He was a member of American Legion Post #86, and was a Church Board member, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent and Usher. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Erdine V. Fisher, of Hudson, FL; one son, James S. Fisher, of Raymond; one daughter, Erdine K. Handy, also of Raymond; one sister, Beverly Fisher, of Augusta; and six grandchildren.
A funeral was held at the Church of the Nazarene in Windham, with Pastor Larry Chandler officiating. Arrangements were by Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.