12/24/1930 - 06/16/2006
Doris Veda (Ludwig) Acedo, 75, of Waterville, died June 16 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. She was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Washington, to parents Burton and Veda (Brooks) Ludwig.
Doris was educated at Washington Village School and graduated from Cony High School in Augusta in 1948.
She worked as an operator for the Augusta Telephone Company for several years before marrying in 1958. Mr. and Mrs. Marion Acedo, Jr. traveled to navy bases as far as Arizona, California, and Hawaii. In 1973, she returned to Maine and has resided in Waterville for the past 23 years.
She is survived by four sons, Marion Acedo, III of Texas and grandchildren Liza and Sara, Stephen Acedo of North Whitefield and grandchildren Megan and Josh and great granddaughter Hailey, Keith Acedo of California and grandchildren Josh, Darla, and Keith, Jr., and Scott Acedo of Waterville; daughter, Laura Acedo of Portland and granddaughter Ivy; two brothers and a sister, Arthur Johnston of North Carolina, Burton Ludwig, Jr. of Washington, and Marjorie Carney of South China.
Four brothers, Stephen, Talbot, Malcolm and Vernon Johnston and one sister, Ivy Ludwig predeceased her.
Graveside service 1 p.m., Tues., June 20 at the family lot in Rural Cemetery, Rt. 220, Waldoboro.
Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.
Seiders, Alice M.
07/04/1940 - 06/15/2006
Alice M. Seiders, 65, of Nobleboro, passed away June 15 at Maine Medical Center after a long illness. The daughter of Varnum H. and Linda (Sidelinger) Rogers, she was born July 4, 1940, in Augusta.
Alice attended The Maine School for the Deaf for 14 years, where she received her high school diploma. For a number of years, she was employed in Waldoboro, until the time of her marriage to Eugene Seiders, when at that point she became a homemaker caring for her husband, and later her son.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and remained active in her community until her illness.
Alice leaves her mother, Linda Genthner of Nobleboro; son, Dean Seiders and granddaughter Savannah Seiders; brothers, Francis Rogers of Nobleboro, and Varnum “Bill” Rogers of Barstow, Cal.; and several nieces and nephews.
Her sister, Shirley (Rogers) Ethier, predeceased her in 1982.
Alice will be laid to rest, privately, at the Dunbar Cemetery in Nobleboro.
Memorial Service to honor her life 3 p.m., Sat., June 24 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6 Station Rd., Newcastle.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Strong Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.
Oct. 22, 1930 - Aug. 8, 2002
Robert Henry Dempsey, 71, passed away on Aug. 8 in Damariscotta. Robert was born to Helen Cassidy Dempsey and P. Edward Dempsey on Oct. 22, 1930 in Portland.
He had two brothers, Edward and Richard, both predeceased him.
Robert worked for RCA in Sommerville, N.J. He also worked in Human Services for both the State of Pennsylvania in Doylestown and for the State of Maine in Augusta.
Robert served 22 years in the Army Reserves and retired as a Sergeant.
He was an accomplished artist and author, and loved fishing, the Boston Red Sox, and his beloved home – Maine.
Robert is survived by his wife Carole O. Dempsey of 25 years; his children, Deborah D. Hoagland of Potomac Falls, Va., Edward Patrick Dempsey of Doylestown, Penn., Robert Pinecliff, Col.; his grandchildren, Jian Mae Dempsey and Justin Patrick Dempsey and David Dempsey.
Robert’s body is being donated to the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Robert to Miles Home Health & Hospice, 26 Schooner St., Damariscotta, 04543.
Oct., 23, 1938 - Aug., 7, 2002
Carroll E. Wotton, 63, of Bristol, husband of Marion (Pilkington) Wotton passed away on the morning of Aug. 7, at his home surrounded by his family. Born on Oct. 23, 1938, in Damariscotta, he was the son of Harold M. and Doris (Gilbert) Wotton.
Carroll served in the US Navy and following his discharge moved to Bristol, Conn., where he operated Wotton Construction, with his brother Buster, for 35 years. For the past 10 years, he and his wife enjoyed their winters in Florida and they recently returned to his native Bristol where he enjoyed his final years. He was a member of the New Harbor V.F.W.
He joins his late brothers, Donald Wotton and Harold “Buster” Wotton, of New Harbor and Bristol, Conn. Respectively.
Surviving are his wife of Bristol, children, Diana Murphy of Whitefield, Conn.; Jenny Sostre of Uncasville, Conn., Willis Wotton of Milford, N.H., Judy Wotton of Watertown, Conn., Lawrence of Whitefield, N.H., Andrew Wotton of Seymour, Conn., Laura Wislocki of Bristol, Conn., 20 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He also leaves two brothers, Clinton Wotton of York, Raymon Wotton of Meriden, Conn., three sisters, Marilyn Doe of Winterport, Barbara Perkins of Frankfort, and Laura Smith of Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., and his stepmother Frances (Dot) Wotton of Frankfort.
Services 3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 10 at the Chapel of the Strong Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta, Rev. Ernie Farrar officiating. Service of remembrance will be held in Connecticut at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Miles Home Health/Hospice, Box 4500, Damariscotta, 04543
Nov., 26, 1931 - Aug. 11, 2002
Constance Atkinson of Newcastle, passed away on Aug. 11, after a long illness. She was born Nov. 26, 1931 in Coopers Mills, the daughter of Eva Norton and Henry Cookson.
Connie (as she was known to most) manned the answering service for the People to People transportation service (also being a volunteer driver) for years and also served the community for many years as a home health aide with Kno-Wal-Lin, A.S.K. and other employers.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Damariscotta and after her second marriage, the Westport Baptist Church. Connie loved to stay busy, from gardening to music, reading, cooking, sewing, even playing the piano by ear. She has resided at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth for the past four years.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Harry J. Sidelinger in 1969; and her second husband, George B. Atkinson in 1998.
Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth Marston, of Burnham; two sons, Wayne Sidelinger, of Raymond, N.H., and Donald Cookson of Farmingdale;three daughters Jane Rankin of Friendship, Sylvia Hassan of Manchester, N.H. and Sue Hunt of Newcastle; four step daughters, Arbor Jane Huegel of P.A., Norma Baldwin, Martha Stafford and Shirley Bailey all of Nobleboro; a stepson, Kenneth Sidelinger of Togus; and over 17 grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours 6-8 p.m., Fri., Aug. 16, at the Strong Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta. Funeral service will be held at the Damariscotta Baptist Church at 10 a.m., Sat., Aug. 17.
Oct., 2, 1958 - Aug., 10, 2002
Gloria Ann Nash of Bremen, Aug. 10, at Cove’s Edge in Damariscotta after a three-year battle with cancer.
She was born in Waldoboro on Oct. 2, 1958, a daughter of Richard and Mildred Burns Mank. She graduated from Medomak Valley High School.
Gloria was a loving and caring wife and devoted mother. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and playing video games with her sons. She loved her family, her home town of Bremen, the ocean, flowers and the family dog, Jake.
Before her illness, Gloria worked in the fishing industry harvesting shellfish and in earlier years, shucking clams. She had also worked for GTE Sylvania in Waldoboro at various times.
Gloria will be missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Stuart P. Nash of Bremen, sons, Justin W. and Jason W. Nash of Bremen. Maternal grandmother, Lida Burns of Friendship, sisters, Deborah Feltis of Friendship, Donna Mank of Bremen, brothers, Allen Mank of Cushing, Michael Mank of Waldoboro, nieces and nephews.
Graveside service 10 a.m. Aug., 13 at Hillside Cemetery in Bremen. Arrangements are by the Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.
Sept. 30, 1920 - Aug. 4, 2002
Priscilla (Pat) Goodridge See of Falmouth and Round Pond passed away on Aug., 4, after an unexpected illness.
Born in Dorchester, Mass on Sept. 30, 1920, she was the younger daughter of Marian Rizpah and Clarence Willis Goodridge.
Pat graduated from Milton High School in Massachusetts, and subsequently focused on fine arts. She graduated in 1942 from the Massachusetts School of Art, now known as Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
On Nov. 28, 1942 she married David Arthur See in the Congregational Church in Milton.
She was a gifted artist, teacher, and dedicated community volunteer throughout her life. After several years as a homemaker and faculty wife at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Penn., she taught high school art classes for many years in Oswego, N.Y. After retiring and moving to Falmouth with her husband in 1977, she fully intended to devote time to painting, but soon found her calling in volunteering for many worthwhile community activities. These included her role as a docent at the Portland Museum of Art (specializing in 19th century glass), Board Member of the Lark Society for Chamber Music (Portland String Quartet), board Member of Friends of Maine Medical Center and Volunteer in the Special Care unit, President of the Women’s Alliance and member of Board of Trustees of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist church. Classical music played important part in her life, exemplified by her dedicated attendance with her husband each year throughout the concert season of the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
Pat will be deeply missed by her husband of nearly 60 years, David See of Falmouth and Round Pond; daughter Marianne See, son – in- law Gregory Bos, and granddaughter Lindsay Bos all of Anchorage, Alas., nephew David Elliot of Lake Tahoe, Cal., nieces Karen Griffin of Kingston N. Y. and Michele Sage of Cal., and true friends everywhere. She was predeceased by her sister Adra Goodridge Trenary, a daughter Pamela and a granddaughter Amanda Bos.
Service of remembrance Sat., Aug. 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Portland. Graveside ceremony 10:30 a.m. at Woodlawn
Cemetery in Westbrook will precede the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the first Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Portland, designated to the Society Fund. Arrangements under the care of the Strong Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.
Unknown - Aug. 14,2002
Isabelle Perkins, former Flora of the Maine State Grange passed away Aug. 11. Visiting hours Tues., Aug. 13, 7-9 at Bibbers Funeral Home on Chapel St. in Wells. Funeral Wed. Aug. 14, 1:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church, Rt. 1 in Wells. Cards may be sent to Arthur Perkins, P.O. box 22, Wells, ME 04090
June 4, 1935 - August 13, 2002
Ann Pearl Belcher, 67, of Augusta passed away Aug. 13, at Gray Birch in Augusta. She was born on June 4, 1935 in Washington, a daughter of James and Viola Ripley Belcher, Jr. She grew up in Washington attending local schools. She was a homemaker who loved to shop, especially at Wal-mart. She liked flowers, especially roses and loved to travel. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her. Predeceased by brothers, Timmy, George and Keith Belcher. She is survived by sons; Paul Belcher, Sr. of Union, Dana Rolerson of Waldoboro, Gerald Rolerson of Warren, Bryan Rolerson of Belfast, Duane Rolerson of Nobleboro; daughters; Dede Rolerson of Union, Lydia Abbotoni of Union, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; brothers, James Belcher of Washington, Ted Belcher of Morrill, Frank Belcher of Waldoboro, Jerry Belcher of Bangor, Robert Belcher of Union, Norman Belcher of Wasington; sisters, Eva Pitcher of Washington, Ramona Cooley of Washington, Armajean Burns of Union, 27 nieces and 2 nephews. Visiting hours 6-8 p.m., Fri., Aug.16, at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. Graveside service 10 a.m., Sat., Aug. 17, at the Roadside Cemetery in Friendship. Rev. Wesley Woodman will officiate. Arrangements are by the Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.
April 19, 1944 - August 12, 2002
Charles Hubert Carter of Jefferson, passed away Aug. 12 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
He was born a son of William and Clara Meservey Carter on April 19, 1944 in Damariscotta. He grew up in Jefferson attending the Jefferson Village School and continued his education at Lincoln Academy where he graduated in the Class of 1962.
While Charlie was in High School, he began working for Bond Manufacturing. On March 10, 1964, he married Sue Ellen Hilton and together they raised their family in Jefferson. Continuing to work for Bond Manufacturing, Charlie became the Plant Manager and was a fixture for the business for 40-years throughout four changes in ownership. The last change of ownership was to Rudy Garff who now runs, what is known as, The Science Source. Rudy said, Charlie was the backbone of his business.
Charlie enjoyed going to his camp on Damariscotta Lake. The camp is one of the oldest camps on the lake and was in shambles when he purchased it. Through hard working hands and devotion, the camp is now a beautiful place for his family to enjoy. Charlie enjoyed boating and sailing on the lake; however, his favorite thing to do was to cut his wood for the winter supply. The family farm once had over 100 acres and Charlie and his brothers would cut the needed wood to burn for the winter. His daughter, Denise, can remember being dragged along by her Dad to help bring in the wood.
Charlie has a mechanical mind, which helped to fix absolutely anything. He would bring in saw rigs and wood splinters and make them usable. He even fixed an old broken down bulldozer and used it to bring in his wood.
Corey said, his grandfather was a good one. He loved to go 4-wheeling with him, watching TV and can remember sitting in his grandfather’s jeep, (Charlie’s babysitter) watching while Charlie worked in the yard.
Sue Ellen will remember Charlie as a wonderful husband and provider who was also a wonderful father and grandfather.
He was predeceasedby a son Michael Carter.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sue Ellen Carter of Jefferson, daugther, Denise Carter Pierce and her husband Jeffrey of Damariscotta; a grandson, Corey Alan Wade of Damariscotta; a granddaughter, Danielle Marie Pierce of Damariscotta; two brothers, William C. Carter of Newcastle and Dale Carter of Dallesport, Wash. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside service 10 a.m., Thurs., Aug. 15 at the Village Cemetery in Jefferson. Pastor Richard Newell will officiate.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Town House Restoration, 430 Sennett Road, Jefferson, 04348 or to the Jefferson Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 5, Jefferson, 04348.
Arrangements are by the Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro.
unknown - Feb. 9, 2003
A Graveside Service for Michael Farrin, who passed away on Feb. 9, will be held on Fri., May 30 at 4 p.m. in the West Bristol Cemetery in Walpole.