LOUISE G. HUGHES
LINCOLN and MAPLETON - Louise (Wyeth) Hughes, 88, died Jan. 28, 2004, at a Lincoln healthcare facility after a long illness. She was born Feb. 17, 1915, in Dighton, Mass, the daughter of Edwin Wyeth and Clara (Moeller) Wyeth. She graduated from Taunton, Mass. High School and Syracuse University in 1936. She taught music in public school in Allegan, Mich. and Mapleton High School for several years, leaving to raise her family and to teach private music for 51 years in Mapleton and six years in Lincoln. She loved sharing her joy of music with her many children and adult students. She touched many lives. She was Church Organist in Mapleton, organized talent shows and operettas. She and her husband had their own dance band for many years. She was a former member of the Lincoln Jr. Extension (now the Chit Chat Club) and was a member of the Lincoln Congregational Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace Hughes, a twin sister, Barbara Wishart, and a brother, Irving Wyeth. She is survived by a sister, Helen Scoville of Vancouver, Washington, two daughters, Connie Zagorianakos and her husband, Nicholas of Lincoln, and Gretchen Smith and her husband, Thurlow of Augusta; a son, Gregory Hughes of Mapleton; four grandchildren, Alison, her husband, Mark Haskell and their children, Mark, Jr. and Elizabeth of Brunswick; Gregory Zagorianakos, his wife, Sue and their children, Nicholas, Matthew, and Michael of Gorham; Steve Zagorianakos, his wife Julie and their children, Andrew and Amy of Lincoln; and Paul Hughes, his wife Jenny and their child, Seth of Seattle, Washington; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating. A graveside committal service will be held in the spring at the South Side Cemetery, Mapleton, with the Rev. Thurlow Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Colonial Health Care Facility Activities Fund, P O Box 70, Lincoln, 04457. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
WALLACE S. HUGHES
LINCOLN and MAPLETON - Wallace S. Hughes, 86, husband of Louise (Wyeth) Hughes, died Oct. 14, 2003, at a Lincoln healthcare facility after a long illness. He was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Mapleton, the son of Benjamin J. and Jessie (McDonough) Hughes. He graduated from Mapleton High School and was a potato farmer and machinery welder for many years. He loved music and played many musical instruments, including his favorite, the harmonica. He also loved reading and studying words and languages. After his move to Lincoln, much time was spent making miniature furniture and larger pieces of wood articles. In addition to his wife, Louise, he is survived by a son, Gregory Hughes of Mapleton; two daughters, Gretchen Smith and her husband, Thurlow of Augusta and Connie Zagorianakos and her husband, Nicholas of Lincoln; four grandchildren, Alison, Steve, Greg, and Paul; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating. Graveside services will be held 12 noon Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at the South Side Cemetery, Mapleton, with the Rev. Thurlow Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Colonial Health Care Facility Activities Fund, P O Box 70, Lincoln, 04457.
ARDIS L. IRELAND
CHESTER- Ardis L. Ireland, 73, went home to be with the Lord and her husband, James, Dec. 22, 2003 at a Lincoln hospital. She was born in Lincoln, Dec. 17, 1930, the daughter of Benjamin and Althea (Lancaster) Nason. Ardis worked at Cummings Healthcare in Howland, Fisher's Market in North Lincoln, and Walpole in Chester. She also volunteered at Colonial Healthcare in Lincoln and served as a select-person for the town of Chester.
In addition to her mother, Althea, of Lincoln, she is survived by six children, Michael Ireland and his wife Joy of San Mateo, Fla., Brenda Fitzhugh of Chester, David Ireland and his wife Linda of Chester, Nancy Archer and her husband Dale of Chester, Sherry Kimball and her husband David of Woodville and William Ireland of Chester; two sisters, Dail Crommett of Passadumkeag and Ida Griffin of Howland; one brother, Bill Nason of Howland; ten grandchildren, Michael Blish, Tori Smith, Millard "Jamie" Ireland, Gina Ireland, Sara Cooper, Wendy Briggs, Mariah Archer, Stephanie Woodin, Sabrina Kimball and Darrell Ireland; twelve great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Benjamin, on Dec. 20, 1985 and by her husband, James, on Dec. 4, 2003.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Billy Chesley officiating. Spring intermenty will be in South Chester Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Chester Baptist Church. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
LEWISEY E. IRELAND
HOWLAND - Lewisey E. Ireland, 95, passed peacefully to our Lord, Jan. 5, 2004, at Colonial Healthcare Facility in Lincoln. She was born April 7, 1908, in Woodville, the daughter of Howard and Alice (Beatham) Ireland. Lewisey lived in Woodville, Chester, Seboeis and Howland during her lifetime. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 45 years, Loren E. Ireland, as well as seven sisters and a brother. She was a member of the Howland Methodist Church (where she was known as the biscuit lady) and was very active in many church functions as long as she was able. She was a member of the WSCS of the church, was a 50 year member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was also involved with the Meals for ME program. She was known as a very kind, loving and special person and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Ruby A. King and her husband, Leeman of Howland; her grandchildren, who sadly miss her already, Gary King of Howland, Michael King and friend, Laura of Howland; Timothy King and his wife, Andrea, of Cape Canaveral, Florida; Dale King and friend, Pam, of West Enfield; Stuart King and fiancée , Dianne, of Edinburg; Jill King and fiancé, Tom, of Howland; and Wendy King and friend, Tom of West Enfield; nine great-grandchildren, Dawn, Nathan, Chris, Felicia, Cassie, Lauren, Christy, Jamie and Jeremy; a great-great-grandchild, MacKenzie King; as well as many nieces and nephews, of whom she was very fond.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Emma Jean Cook officiating. Spring intermenty will be in South Chester Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Lincoln Lakes Regional Dialysis Fund, P. O. Box 328, Lincoln, ME 04457.
Chester - James Ireland, 73, went home to be with the Lord, December 4, 2003 . He was born May 26, 1930, in Woodville, the son of Liona Murchison. James served his country in the Navy during WWII, and went on to raise a family in Chester with his wife, Ardis (Nason) Ireland.
James worked twenty-eight years as a woodsman, and he worked for B&A Railroad for several years, as well. His children and grandchildren were the joys of his life, especially teaching his grandchildren to fish, and fishing in Eastport. In addition to his wife,
James is survived by his children, Michael Ireland and his wife Joy of San Matio, Florida; Brenda Fitzhugh, David Ireland and his wife Linda; Nancy Archer and her husband Dale; William Ireland, all of Chester; Sherry Kimball and her husband David of Woodville; ten grandchildren, Michael Blish, Tori Smith, Millard "Jamie" Ireland, Gina Ireland, Sara Cooper, Wendy Briggs, Mariah Archer, Stephanie Woodin, Sabrina Kimball, and Darrell Ireland; twelve great-grandchildren; three brothers, Reginald and Dwight Murchison of Lincoln; Maynard Scott of Howland; four sisters, Shirley Daigle of New Hampshire; Donna Daigle of Lincoln; Pally Porter of Lowell; and Jolene Stockley of Lincoln. He was predeceased by two brothers, Clayton and Lawrence Murchison.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday, December 6, at Clay Funeral Home in Lincoln, where a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 7, with William Chesley officiating. Interment will be at the South Chester Cemetery.
MARY JANE IRISH
MACHIAS & DANFORTH - Mary Jane Irish, 83, died Oct 7, 2003, at Marshall Health Care Facility in Machias, after a long illness.She was born Mar. 10, 1920, in Reed Plt., the daughter of Asa A. and Ella Jane (Dow) Bragg. She was predeceased by her husband, Forrest Irish; three brothers, Ira Bragg, Charles Bragg and Maurice Bragg; her favorite sister-in-law, Charlotte Bragg, her favorite niece, Ella Mae Grant.
She will be remembered in the hearts and thoughts of family members, Sheila Johnson of Vernon Conn; Forrest Bragg and Jack Bragg of East Machias; Rodney Bragg of Cutler; Gilberta Spinney, Larene Spinney and Pat Day, all of Danforth; Peggy Sisson of Winterport; Mary Jane Cleary and Elena Howes, both of Houlton.
Committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Danforth Cemetery, with the Rev. Peter Grenier officiating. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home-Bartlett Chapel, 24 Houlton Road, Danforth.
LILLIAN MARIE (DiCESARE) JACOBS
Kingman - Lillian Jacobs, 72, died peacefully on December 20, 2003 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. Lillian Jacobs was the beloved wife of the late Millage L. Jacobs. She is survived by five children. Lynn and Donna of Surprise Arizona, Nathan of Mattawamkeag, Allen and Theresa of Kingman, Jeff and Carolyn(Jacobs) Simpson of Palm Beach Gardens Florida, Llewellyn and Darla of Center Conway New Hampshire. Lillian is survived by several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Lillian was born April 14, 1931 in Waterbury Conn., daughter of the late Gino and Helene Maria (Favale) DiCesare. She was one of eight children. She is predeceased by three brothers Gino DiCesare, Arthur DiCesare and Arnold DiCesare. She is survived by two brothers and by two sisters. Raymond DiCesare of New Britain Conn., Dominic and Anna(DiCesare) Tagariello of Williamsville Vermont, Ernie and Dolores(DiCesare) LeFebvre of Andover Conn., Robert and Loris DiCesare of Bucksport Maine. She is also survived by her sister-in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family members and countless precious friends.
Lillian will be remembered by all for her heart of gold, her smile, her love and her caring for all. Our sweet Lilly.(Mughetto) Lillian spent the last year and a half at the Barron Center in Portland. She was loved and cared for by the wonderful staff at the center. Her greatest time there was participating in all their daily planned activities. She was so excited when she would win prizes. These prizes were instantly known in her mind which of her Grandchildren would be getting the prize from Grammy Lilly. For this we thank the all the staff at the Barron Center.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church, with the Rev. Roger Cyr presiding. Interment will be in Jacobs Family Cemetery, Kingman.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to: The Barron Center Activities Fund; 1145 Brighten Ave.; Portland, Maine 04102.
CLAUDE R. JIPSON, JR.
LINCOLN - Claude R. Jipson, Jr. 71, husband of the late Dallis Irene (Davis) Jipson, died Jan. 26, 2004, at a Lincoln hospital. He was born July 14, 1932, in Lincoln, the son of Beatrice (Bonney) and Claude R. Jipson, Sr. Claude was a U S Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was employed as a millwright at Lincoln Pulp & Paper for many years. He enjoyed camping, going to Florida for the winter, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by two daughters, Kim Carlow and her husband, Ron, and Kendra Aho Helsor and her husband, Glenn Aho; a son, Kevin Jipson, all of Lincoln; five grandchildren, Joshua, Jesse and Jennifer Oliver, Tyler and Logan Helsor; a great-grandson, Jaydan Oliver; two step-granddaughters, Amanda Bragg and Cassandra Carlow; three step-great-grandchildren, Katie and Rianna Bragg, and Madison Blockburger; sisters and brother, Priscilla Hinrichs and Stuart Lane, Leola Tibbetts and Benjamin, Barbara Fogg and Lyndon, Doug Jipson and Christine, all of Lincoln, and Donna Avery and Seth of Pennsylvania; a brother-in-law; a sister-in-law; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Lincoln Lakes Region Dialysis Center Capital Campaign, P O Box 328, Lincoln, ME. Donations may be left at the funeral home.
DALLIS IRENE (DAVIS) JIPSON
LINCOLN - Dallis Irene (Davis) Jipson, 72, died Oct. 2, 2003, at a Bangor hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 20, 1930, in Lincoln, the daughter of Clifton and Alice (Aldrich) Davis. Dallis worked as a cook for the hot lunch program at Ella P. Burr School until her retirement. She enjoyed camping, going to Florida for the winter, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Claude R. Jipson; two daughters, Kim Carlow and her husband, Ron, and Kendra Aho Helsor and her husband, Glenn Aho; a son, Kevin Jipson, all of Lincoln; five grandchildren, Joshua, Jesse and Jennifer Oliver, Tyler and Logan Helsor; a great-grandson, Jaydan Oliver; two step-granddaughters, Amanda Bragg and Cassandra Carlow; three step-great-grandchildren, Katie and Rianna Bragg, and Madison Blockburger; a sister, Helen Stamet of Indiana and a brother, Alton Davis of Florida; many sisters-in law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Cemetery, with the Rev. Seth Avery officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Lincoln Lakes Region Dialysis Center Capital Campaign, c/o Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, ME 04457.
BRIAN P. GILPATRICK
WESTON - Brian P. Gilpatrick, 32, died unexpectedly, Oct. 4, 2003 in Weston. He was born in Presque Isle, Dec. 10, 1970. Brian loved life and loved everyone he met. He wanted to hunt and fish all the time.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dawn and Maurice Denbow of Bangor; his fiancée, Lynn Rouse and their son, Brian T. Gilpatrick of Weston; his sister, Morgan Denbow of Presque Isle; his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Gilpatrick of Weston; Lynn's parents, Tommy and Althea Rouse of Haynesville; aunts and uncles, Shirley and Don Richer of Scarborough, Norma and Pat Goforth of Weston and Colin Bartlett of Orient; cousins, Travis Bartlett of Portland, Jake Bartlett of Amity and Samantha Goforth of Weston. He also leaves many special friends.
Friends may call from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Clay Funeral Home-Bartlett Chapel, 24 Houlton Road, Danforth. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Rick Murray officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Haynesville, at a later date.
DALE PHILIP GRANT
West Enfield - Dale Philip Grant died unexpectedly at his home in Enfield on Tuesday, February 3rd. Dale was born in Hampden in 1936, the son of Ernestine (Thorndike) Grant and H. "Jim" Grant. He is survived by his wife Carole (Hatch) Grant, of Enfield, a daughter, Jeannine Grant Loupin and three sons, Kenneth, Robert and Alan Grant. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren, Rhianna Loupin, Ian, Alec and Liam Grant and Camden Grant. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Grant Goodspeed and two brothers, Jim and Peter Grant, an aunt, Audrey Smith and an uncle, Ashley Thorndike, as well as his mother-in law, Leona Towle Hatch of Enfield. Dale graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in 1954, and Maine Maritime Academy in 1957. He went on to earn his Chief Engineer's license, and proudly served as a Merchant Marine during the Vietnam War. He was a life-long member of the Mason's Hancock Lodge No. 4 in Castine, Maine. Dale led a varied and satisfying professional life, working as an engineer for Allied Chemical Company in South Point Ohio, Georgia Pacific in Baileyville, Maine, Lincoln Pulp and Paper, and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire before re-locating with his family overseas to serve as Superintendent of Marine Operations for ArabianAmerican Oil Company in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia. In 1983, during a special project in Brazil, Dale was responsible for building one of the world's largest jack-up barges, a state-of-the-art self-propelled repair barge for oil rigs. In 1985, Dale and his wife returned to Lee, Maine where they owned and operated Katahdin View Farm growing foundation seed potatoes. During that time Dale and Carole were fortunate enough to have all four of their children return to Maine with their families. In addition to their own professional pursuits, three of his children dabbled in farming alongside their father. Dale took great pride in having his grandchildren near, and enjoyed being "Grandpa." He loved farming, caring for animals and being outdoors, a love he freely shared with his grandchildren whenever he could. He enjoyed helping to care for his granddaughter's two horses, and his chickens. Jo Jo, Dale's dog, was always at his side as he worked or did his chores. In semi-retirement from the farm, Dale was most recently known as the "tool man," at Lincoln Rental Systems, where he managed the equipment and worked with his youngest son, Alan. Dale's family is planning visiting hours at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln on Saturday, February 7th from 2 - 6 p.m., where Masonic services will be held at 5:00 p.m. Those who wish to remember Dale may make a donation to the Mattanawcook Academy Class of 1954 50th Reunion Fund. Donations may be dropped off at the funeral home or mailed in care of Bobby Libby, 192 Richardson Farm Road, Lee, ME 04455.
IDA L. GRANT
DREW PLANTATION - Ida L. Grant, 89, of Drew Plantation died at CMMC in Lewiston Aug. 2, 2003. She was born in Drew, Feb. 7, 1914, the daughter of Ernest and Cora Butters Leavitt.
She loved to hunt and fish as well as play beano and attend Bluegrass Festivals. She will be remembered for the beautiful quilts she made for her family. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed by everyone. She is survived by one sister, Mary Cummings of Lewiston and two daughters, Loretta Bernard and her husband Oliver of Poland and Laurel Martin and her companion Chuck Mason of Lewiston as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She also leaves James and Donald Potter of Drew whom she loved and considered family. She was predeceased by her husband Harry Grant, one brother Ernest Leavitt, one sister Eva Libby, one son Tallman Leavitt and one grandson, Paul Emery.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Drew Cemetery, with the Rev. Wendell Austin officiating. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home - Bartlett Chapel, 24 Houlton Road, Danforth.
ROSE M. GRASS
LAMBERT LAKE - Rose M. Grass, 67, wife of Blaine Grass, died Sept. 18, 2003, at a Bangor hospital. The daughter of Temple and Hilda (Stairs) Perry, she was born in Sherman Mills, Feb. 24, 1936, and because her father had died, was raised by her mother and step-father, Roscoe Lane. Rose enjoyed moose runs, liked quilting, loons, photography, flower gardening and humming birds and loved to play bingo with Coral. She was especially known for her cream cheese brownies, and she loved her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Blaine, she is survived by her mother-in-law, Winnifred Grass of Bangor; four children, Leanne Beaudoin of Chichester NH, Laurie Coulter of Northfield, NH, Lisa Grass of Boscawen, NH and Richard Grass of Epping, NH; three sisters and a brother, Maxine Compton of Michigan, Coral Grass of Lambert Lake, Roma Bigger and Vaughn Perry, both of Vanceboro; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She also leaves special people in her life, Linda and Alan Bachand, Helen Grass, Jeanette Poppe and Polly Wolly.
Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Friday at her home. Funeral services will be held at her home, Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John M. Bair officiating. Interment will be in Vanceboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph Hospital, P O Box 1638, Bangor ME 04402-1638. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home.
ERIC M. GROVER
LINCOLN - Eric M. Grover, 22, died Aug 16, 2003, in Lagrange. He was born Dec. 18, 1980, in Anaheim, California, the son of Calvin Robert and Tanya (Holmes) Grover.
To Eric, his family was his life. He enjoyed life and loved kids. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Tanya and Timothy Savage of Chester; his grandparents, Cora McPheters of Howland and Kay and Jerry Chason of California; five brothers, Jared and Gary Grover of Charleston and Aaron Grover of Lagrange; and Timothy, Jr., and Chad Savage of Chester; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves many friends. He was predeceased by his father, Calvin Grover and his grandfather, Wallace McPheters.
Friends and family may call from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Alan Porter, pastor of the Howland Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Howland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to help the family may be left at the funeral home.
LINCOLN - Roseanna Hatch, 77, wife of the late Harold M. Hatch, died Jan. 27, 2004, at a Lincoln hospital. She was born in Millinocket, May 10, 1926, the daughter of Arthur and Roseanne (Corbin) Albert.
Roseanna worked in shoe shops in Old Town for many years, and did volunteer work for Penquis Cap for years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and yard sales (both going to them and having them.)
She is survived by three sons, Harold F. Hatch, Sr., and his wife Helga, and Roland Hatch and his wife Vickie, all of Howland; and Gerald W. Hatch and his wife Ruth of Lincoln; seven grandchildren, Ralf Hatch, Harold F. Hatch, Jr., Alicia May Clifford, Gene Griffin Hatch, Jill Saravong, Jana Swanberg, and Jeffrey Hatch; three great-grandchildren, Kaneda Saravong, Griffin Rodney Clifford, and Quincey Rebecca Clifford; two brothers, Ernest Albert of Winterport and Robert Albert of Missouri; a sister, Tina Aucoin of New Hampshire.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clay Funeral Home, with the Rev. Andre Houle officiating. Spring intermenty will be in Howland Cemetery.
THELMA E. JOHNSON
CARMEL - Thelma E. Johnson, 72, entered into eternal rest Feb. 3, 2004, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Thelma was born in Chester on Nov. 27, 1931. She was the last of 10 children born to Edna and John Jordan. After attending local schools, she married Edward Johnson. She worked as a waitress at Yoken's, a caregiver, and her husband's carpentry assistant building homes in the Eliot area. In 1976, Thelma and Edward moved to Carmel. Thelma loved spending winters in Florida and Texas. She enjoyed nature immensely-flowers, birds, fishing, and sight-seeing with the gals! Her passions were painting, traveling, making crafts, playing games, and time spent with friends and family.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Edward Johnson of Carmel; a daughter, Gail Arsenault and her husband, Rusty of Garland; a son, Gregory Johnson, and his wife, Sheila, of Old Orchard Beach; five grandchildren, Jeni Johnson, Derek Francis, Heather Francis, Ashley Johnson, Michelle Johnson; one great-granddaughter, Mollie Robichaud; a sister, Ramona Smith; a special friend, Shirley Lathrop; a special niece, Pauline Whitney, and numerous other family members and friends.
Family and friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday, February 7, at Clay Funeral Home, Lincoln, where funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday. Flowers in her memory would be greatly appreciated. Forever remembered and always loved!
ALEX MICHAEL JOSEPH
ORRINGTON - Alex Michael Joseph, 8 months, died Jan. 26, 2004, at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Bangor, May 12, 2003, the son of Michael Hasenbank, II, and Jessie Joseph.
In addition to his parents, Alex is survived by a sister, Alexis Joseph, his grandmother, Connie (Munson) Ort of Millinocket; his grandfather, Michael Hasenbank of Clinton; great-grandparents, Hazel Raymond and Lawrence "Smokey" Raymond of Enfield, and Charles Munson of Millinocket; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rex. Garrett officiating. Spring intermenty will be in West Enfield Cemetery.
GEORGE F. KAFKA
LEE - George F. Kafka, 61, husband of Dolleen (Dubay) Kafka, died Aug. 18, 2003, at a Lincoln healthcare facility. He was born in Meriden, Conn., February 22, 1942, the son of William and Shirley (Able) Kafka. George was a Veteran of the U S Navy. He worked at Lincoln Pulp & Paper for many years.
In addition to his wife, Dolleen, he is survived by three sons, Ronald Kafka and his wife, Marion of Lincoln, Chris Kafka of Addison and Jacob Kafka of Lincoln; a daughter, Tammy and her husband David Larlee of Lincoln; ten grandchildren, Dustin, Jana, Megan, Bonnie, Isaiah, Breanna, Hailey, Courtney, Sarah, & Samantha; two sisters, Judy and Debbie; three brothers, William, Gary, and Gerry all of Conn.; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, James.
Friends may call from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jack Stewart, pastor of the Full Gospel Tabernacle officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lee.
WILLIAM E. KELLY
LINCOLN. William ("Bill") E. Kelly, 80, died on November 7, 2003, at his home on "Clover Hill." During his recent illness he was lovingly cared for by his soul mate and wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Jane (Weatherbee) Kelly, and their children. He was born in South Lincoln, August 30, 1923, the son of Gordon Kelly and Eva (Delano) Kelly.
Bill was talented, with a sharp wit, a flair for poetry (and the harmonica) and a gift for problem solving. After graduating from Mattanawcook Academy, he studied engineering and appraisal. He worked as an engineer for Stone & Webster; Supt. of the Raymond Fish Hatchery; an HUD appraiser for 25 years; and consultant for Lincoln's Revitalization Project. He had his own business, "Kelly's Consulting and Appraisal Service." Bill was a member of the 1st U.S. Marine Division, receiving a Purple Heart for his valor in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a life member of the Marine Corps League and the Disabled Veterans and a 50-year member of the Masons. He loved his community and was an active member of the Lincoln Congregational Church and the Lincoln Historical Society. Bill felt most at home in the Maine woods. He was an avid, accomplished fisherman, hunter, and trapper who exemplified the ideal outdoorsman.
Above all else, Bill was a dedicated family man to whom there was no greater joy than spending time with his family, especially his darling wife, "Bett." Along with his wife he is survived by son Robert and wife, Suzanne; daughter Diana Hurd and husband, Doug; son Albert and wife, Brenda; daughter Leisa Savage and husband, Earl; grandchildren, Don Hurd and wife, Kate; Kris and wife, Lindsey; Kate and husband, Lincoln; William George; Alexandra; David; Leiana; Linai; and Traci Grillion and husband, Joey, and their children, Drew and Lauri; his brother Eugene and wife, Ardel; and his sister, Dora and their families. Bill's ("Grampy's") family will miss him beyond measure and will always remember the wonderful moments they spent together at 111 Main Street and "Clover Hill."
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lincoln Congregational Church, with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the service at the social room of the church. A private intermenty will be held later at the Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to either the Lincoln Community Rec. Center Fund, 63 Main St., Lincoln, ME 04457, or the Lincoln Veterans Memorial Project, care of Lincoln Maine Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 220, Lincoln, ME 04457. Arrangements with Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln.