Carroll Hancie Moulton
EAST LEBANON -- Carroll Hancie Moulton, 83, of 42 West Lebanon Road died Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at his home after a brief illness.
He was born March 6, 1918 in North Berwick, Maine, the son of the late Hancie and Edith (Ramsdell) Moulton. He was a graduate of North Berwick High School. He served in the US Navy during WWII.
Mr. Moulton worked as a Compounder for American Cyanomid in Sanford, Maine, until his retirement in 1981.
He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Rochester, NH. He also served as a selectman for the Town of Lebanon for 13 years.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Florence (St. Saviour) Moulton; four daughters, Lorraine Patch and her husband, Ronal of Lebanon, ME, Carol Hartford and her husband, Ernest of Prescott, AZ, Beverly Johnston and her husband, John of Hancock, ME and Laurel York and her husband, Roger of Waterville, ME; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gerald (Viola) Allen of Wells, ME, and Margaret Davis of East Rochester, NH; and several nieces and nephews.
Vassilios Handanos, M.D.
POINTE CLAIRE, QUEBEC -- Vassilios Handanos, M.D., passed away suddenly on the evening of March 7 at the age of 80.
An intimate service with his immediate family and a few close friends was held on the afternoon of March 10, also in Pointe Claire.
Dr. Handanos is survived by his wife, Lisely Aline Handanos; four children, Dimitrios, Daphne, Christine and Nicholas; and six grandchildren.
His indomitable spirit remains among all those whose lives he came in contact with.
Vera L. Lane
PERU -- Vera L. Lane, age 83, of the Ridge Road, Peru, and a life-long resident of this community, died early Tuesday morning, March 27, 2001, following a long illness, with her family by her side.
She was born Dec. 23, 1917, in Rumford, the daughter of Frank and Angelinia (Delassio) Fergoda. She received her education in Mexico schools and prior to her marriage was employed at Diamond Match.
On Oct. 9, 1948, she married Roger W. Lane at St. Athanasius-St. John Church in Rumford. Mrs. Lane was a communicant of St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Mexico and was a former member of the St. Joseph's Guild.
A devoted wife and mother, she dearly loved her family and when she was well, enjoyed traveling with her husband.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Roger, of Peru; two daughters, Carol Stinchfield and her husband, Tim Stinchfield of Mexico, and Marie Morse and her husband, Peter Morse of Livermore; one brother, Tony Fergola and his wife, Isabelle of Mexico; three sisters, Josephine Henry of Dixfield, Caroline Gaudet and her husband, Robert Gaudet of Syracuse, NY, and Mary Hinman and her husband, Bill Hinman of Portland; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Gloria McFadden, and three brothers, Frank Fergola, Albert Fergola and Victor Fergola.
Fidele J. Gallant
FARMINGTON - Fidele J. Gallant, 89, a resident of Cozy Cove Road in Livermore, died Thursday, August 9, 2001 at the Franklin Memorial Hospital following a long illness. He had been a resident of Parkview Nursing Home for two years.
He was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada on March 9, 1912, the son of John P. and Celine M. Poirier Gallant and one of 18 children. He attended St. John Grammar School and Stephen's High School in Rumford.
On August 31, 1940, he married the former Theodora A. Therrien at the St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay and they made their home on Stratford Avenue in Rumford. Fidele was employed at Doiron's Market in Rumford and later at Oxford Paper Company in the cutter room, retiring in 1976. He also helped his wife with her income tax business known as Oxford County Tax Service in Rumford for many years. In 1980 they moved to Livermore
and made their summer home into a year round residence.
He was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay and a former communicant of St. Athanasius and St. John's Church in Rumford. He was
a member of the Quarter Century Club of Oxford Paper Company and a former member of the Knights of Columbus, 3rd & 4th Degree, Council # 2091 of Rumford.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years of Livermore, two daughters, Kathleen Gallant of Canton and Laurene Juhola and her husband Roger of
Carver, Massachusetts; eight grandchildren, Donald Jellison, Karen Daise, Mark, Keith, and Heidi Jellison, Laurel Dyer, Eric and Kendra Juhola, three great-grandchildren, Jason Desper, Daniel Christie and Jessica Daise.
Joseph Ernest "Pea Soup" Gallant
TOGUS -- Joseph Ernest "Pea Soup" Gallant, age 75, formerly of Lewiston and
Rumford, died Monday, November 26, 2001, at the Veteran's Hospital in Togus where he had been a patient for the past year.
He was born in Rumford, July 27, 1926, a son of George M. and Ida (Arsenault) Gallant. He was raised on Waldo Street in Rumford and attended Stephens High School.
Mr. Gallant joined the Merchant Marines as a young man and was serving in Germany until an injury forced his return to the United States. He enjoyed boxing growing up with his brothers on Waldo Street, horse racing and spending time with his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by four brothers, George "Puggy" and his wife, Dolores of Springfield, MA, John "Pete" of Ellenton, FL, Clarence "Yap" of Rumford and Walter "Butsy" Gallant of Rumford; three sisters, Marion "Doris" Gallant and her husband, Maurice of Rumford, Marie "Rita" Gallant of Rumford, and Mary "Ida" Luther and her husband, Charles of Roxbury; several nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Alfred Gallant, Jr.
He was predeceased by brothers, Alfred "Speed" and Edward "Elwee" Gallant.
Catherine Marie Gallant
RUMFORD -- Catherine Marie Gallant, 97, died Wednesday June 6 at the Rumford Community Home, where she had been a resident for 8 years.
She was born October 23, 1903 in Rogersville N.B., Canada the daughter of Pierre and Margaret Maillet Gaudet. She was a communicant of St. Athanasius St. John Church and a member of St. Ladies of St. Anne. Mrs. Gallant has been a residence of the area since 1930.
She is survived by three sons and their wives, Ivan and his wife, Irene Gallant of Rumford, Leo and his wife, Merlene of Roxbury Pond, and Louis and his wife, Saundra of Wilton; three daughters, Doris Jensen of Scarborough, Esther and her husband, Joseph McPhee of Rumford, and Ann and her husband, William of MA; several grandchildren, many great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a brother, Benjamin Gaudet; a sister, Jane Casey; and a grandson, Russell McPhee.
Anthony J. Gallant
RUMFORD -- Anthony J. Gallant, 77, died on January 10, 2005 at the Rumford Hospital. He had made his home on Pine Street, Rumford.
He was born in Rumford on December 14, 1927, the son of Andrew and Emma (Arsenault) Gallant. He had attended Rumford schools.
During WWII, he served with U.S. Coast Guard with the Merchant Marines.
He had worked as a truck and bus driver for the Western Maine Transportation and Adult Activity Center.
Anthony was a member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion, LeParesseux Snowshoe Club, and the Rumford Falls Aerie 1248, F.O.E.
He was married in Bridgeport, CT on July 28, 1962 to the former Beverly Daniels, who survives of Rumford.
Other survivors include two sons, David A. Gallant and wife, Kelley of West Haven, CT, and Richard B. Gallant of Sacramento, CA; a daughter, Deborah A. Gallant of Dixfield; a grandson, Anthony Gallant of Dixfield; two step-grandchildren, Holly and Christopher Brown of West Haven, CT; three brothers, Fidele Gallant and wife, Marion of St. John, New Brunswick, Andrew Gallant, Jr. of Rumford, and Raymond Gallant of Kissimmee, FL; a sister, Rita Pasquine and husband, Fred of Millinocket.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Emile and Leo; and two sisters, Theresa and Dorothy.
Doris M. Lebel
CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA -- Doris M. Lebel, 76, of Chula Vista, CA, passed away suddenly on September 5, 2001.
She was born in Mexico, Maine on December 29, 1924, the daughter of Napoleon and Catherine (Arsenault) Gallant.
Mrs. Lebel was a retired electronics technician who worked for Hughes Aircraft for 18 years and Cubic Corp for 15 years. She attended St. Pius X Catholic Church and was a member of the Chula Vista Quilters. She was an avid antique collector.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence (1991), and is survived by two daughters, Louise Murphy (Kevin) of Blaine, WA, Judy Beck (Russell) of Dunsmuir, CA; three sons, Francis Lebel of McGregor, MN, Peter Lebel of Huntington Beach, CA, and Robert Lebel of San Diego, CA; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews in the Bath and Rumford, Maine area.
Mrs. Lebel was buried on September 11, 2001 after services at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Chula Vista, CA.
Earl R. Zinck
RUMFORD -- Earl R. Zinck, 76, widower of Gloria Parady Zinck of 29 Wyman Hill Road, died Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at the Rumford Hospital with his family at his side.
He was born March 11, 1926 in Rumford, the son of Alvin and Sarah Boyle Zinck. A resident of this community all of his life, he was a communicant of St. Athanasius St. John Church and a graduate of Stephens High School in the Class of 1944. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Corporal.
Earl was employed by Boise-Cascade for over 40 years, where he worked in the electrical department as an electrical foreman.
An avid sportsman, he truly enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing. For several years, Earl was the flagman for most northeastern ski jumping events, as well as a volunteering in the 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid.
"Bampy" as his grandchildren affectionately knew him, was proud of all his children for their accomplishments and had a special place in his heart for his 15 grandchildren, with whom he loved to go hiking and doing other out door activities.
He was a member of the Chisholm Ski Club, Oakdale Country Club, Napoleon Ouellette Post 24 American Legion, Robert Shand Post 1641 VFW, was a recent recipient of the Boone and Crockett Club, and was a member of both the 25 and 40 Year Clubs of retired Boise Employees.
Earl played semi-pro football and basketball after high school for the VFW Teams.
Survivors include his five sons and theirs wives, Paul and Carol of Amesbury, MA, Peter and Tracey of Saco, Bob and Sheila of Groton, MA, John and Marie of Scarborough, and Stephen and Nancy of Wells; two daughters and theirs husband, Ellen and Jeff Worthing of Scarborough and Susan, and Brad Adley of Rumford; 15 grandchildren, David, Elizabeth and Jonathan Adley, Connor Worthing, Nicholas, Matthew, Thomas, Justin, Andrew, Scott, Corey, Ryan, Nathan, Aaron and Aidan Zinck; a brother, Henry and his wife, Mary-Lou of Rumford; and a sister and her husband, Faye and Hope Swygert of McDonough, GA.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Ralph, John and Arthur; and a sister, Marie.
RUMFORD -- Claude L. Blanchard, Sr., 87 died Sunday March 25, 2001 at his residence on Forest Ave. in Rumford, and had lived in the area for many years.
Born in Eagle Lake, Maine on August 19, 1913, he was the son of Amable and Ann (Landry) Blanchette. He attended schools in Eagle Lake, Maine and was a high school graduate.
He worked for Andover Wood Products in Andover, Maine from 1953 until his retirement in the mid 80's. He was a communicant of St. Athanasius - St. John Church in Rumford.
Mr. Blanchard was married in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York to the late Cecilia M. Duane, who died in Rumford, Maine on May 21, 2000.
Survivors include four sons, Claude Blanchard, Jr. of Manchester, N. H.; Dexter Blanchard and his wife, Linda of Springhill, FL, Mark Blanchard of Rochester, N.H., Patrick Blanchard of Rumford, ME; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Carolee) Meehan of Springhill, FL, Mrs. Frank (Barbara) Losalo of Springhill, FL, Mrs. Daniel (Odelia) Losalo of Shirley, Long Island, New York; 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
RUMFORD -- Arlene G. Dorey, 68, of Canton Point Road, Canton, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at the Rumford Hospital where she had been a patient for three days.
She was born August 16, 1932, the daughter of the late Roy and Geraldine (Valentine) Dorey, of the Bog Road, Gilead, ME. She worked over 20 years for Foster Mfg. of Wilton, retiring due to ill health in 1987.
Miss Dorey is survived by three brothers, Roy L., of Battle Creek, MI, Maurice, of Rumford Point, and Robert, of Andover; a sister, Ernestine Okon, of Mayville, WI; two half-sisters, Nellie Bethel, of Farmerville, TX, and Diane Jackson, of Auburn, ME; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Arnold.
David Lee Noyes
CANTON -- David Lee Noyes, 42, of Canton, died unexpectedly in a hunting accident on Thursday, December 6, 2001, in Canton.
He was born March 5, 1959, in Rumford, a son of Kenneth G. and Glenda M. (Russell) Noyes. He attended school in Dixfield, graduating in 1977.
Dave worked in construction for a number of years as a rodbuster and iron worker and was known as one of the best. He currently co-owned a small gravel trucking business with his brother, Al.
He was a great NASCAR fan, cheering for his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon. If Dave didn't attend the race, you could be sure he was watching it with his friends.
David loved kids and was fondly known by many as "Uncle Dave." His love for his three boys: David Lee, Russell and Josh, could be seen in his face and heard in his voice when talking about them. His granddaughter, Chelsea was a special gift in his life and he loved her greatly.
His greatest pleasure came from hunting and he was a master at it, having taken some of the biggest bucks around. The days spent hunting with his boys, his brother, Buzzy-Big Dave, Brandon and Spence, Bruce, Nate, Scrib and all of the many friends who enjoyed being with him, were his finest hours. Dave died while doing what he loved best and he will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by many people.
He is survived by his brother, Allen Noyes and his wife, Lisa of Hartford; his father, Kenneth Noyes and his wife, Ann of Madison; his mother, Glenda Goding and her husband, Bob of Canton; grandparents: Ralph and Florence Goding of Canton; grandmother, Charlotte Russell of Canton; his three sons: David Lee Noyes, Russell Noyes and Joshua Noyes, all of Canton; the mother of his children: Deb Noyes of Canton; his granddaughter, Chelsea Marie of Canton; his only nephew, Shawn Noyes of Canton; and his companion, Francine Child and her son Jerry Collins, Jr. of Canton; as well as a large extended family and many friends.
He was predeceased by a sister, Julie Goding.
Llewellyn F. Lloyd
HONOLULU, HAWAII -- Llewellyn F. Lloyd, 93, died on December 7, 2001 (the 60th anniversary of Pearl Harbor).
He was born in Rumford on April 26, 1909. Mr. Lloyd was retired from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.
Although he spent the last 35 years of his life in Hawaii, he never forgot his love for the people of Rumford.
Mr. Lloyd is survived by his wife, Annette, of Honolulu, HI; three sons, Richard of Honolulu, HI, Robert of Angier, NC, and David of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; three daughters, Gail Sullivan of Williamsburg, VA, Jeannie Light of Miami Beach, FL, and Deborah Miraflor of Handerson, NV; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services are on April 4, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at The National Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu, HI.
Gabriel "Bill" J. Boivin
RUMFORD -- Gabriel "Bill" J. Boivin, 81, of Rumford, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient for two and a half weeks.
He was born in East Angus, Canada on December 14, 1919, the son of Arthur and Clara (Lepage) Boivin. He was one of 10 children.
He resided in the Rumford-Mexico area for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors and puttering.
Survivors include one brother, Ovila "Pete" Boivin of Arizona; three sisters, Eda Lozeau of Arizona, Yvonne Michaud of Cascade, NH and Anita Morin of Rumford; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, one brother and four sisters.
Burial will be held at a later date in the spring. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011 or made over the phone at 1-800-227-2345.
Avis M. Lyons
RUMFORD -- Avis M. Lyons, 89, died Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at her residence on Penobscot Street in Rumford after a long battle with cancer.
Avis was born in Lexington, Maine on March 17, 1912, the daughter of Joseph A. and Bessie M. (Longley) Longley. She moved to Rumford in 1924, attended schools in Fairfield and Rumford, and was a member of the Rumford First Baptist Church.
Avis spent the summers from 1964 to 2000 as a meeter, greeter and sales person at the Lyon's Den Antique Shop, Hanover.
She was married in Mexico on November 30, 1929 to the late Elmer H. Lyons, who died in Dixfield on July 18, 1987.
Avis is survived by two sons, Elmer Lyons, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Hanover, and Clifton Lyons and wife, Pauline of Atkinson, NH; a granddaughter, Nancy Lynn of Rumford; six grandsons, Cliff and wife, Yi-Jiun of Lake Oswego, OR, Chris and wife, Gail of Portland, OR, Craig and wife, Holly of Ellsworth, Elmer III and wife, Deborah of Chelmsford, MA, Charles and wife, Beth of Ithaca, NY, and Jay of Maryland Heights, MO; eight great grandchildren, Alexander and Abigail of Lake Oswego, OR, Richard and Meghan of Portland, OR, Hunter, Emily and Mark of Chelmsford, MA, and Bailey of Ithaca, NY.
Avis especially enjoyed being with and taking photos of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by her four brothers, one sister, and a granddaughter-in-law.
Elizabeth (Betty) Tyler Conant
DELTONA, FL -- Elizabeth (Betty) Tyler Conant, 62, died on January 18, 2002 at her home in Deltona, FL from cancer.
She was born on May 3, 1939 in Lewiston, ME, the daughter of Hollis and Thelma (Crocker) Tyler. She graduated from Dixfield High School in 1957.
She married Bertron Conant in Carthage in September 1957.
Betty worked for the State of New Hampshire for many years. She moved to Floria in 1980 and worked as a medical transcriptionist for area hospitals.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Bertron Conant; two sons, Jeffrey of Sanford, FL, and Bertron II of Debary, FL; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held in the spring at Robertson Cemetery in Weld, ME.
If so desired, gifts may be given in her memory to the American Cancer Society.
Yvette M. Leavitt
RUMFORD -- Yvette M. Leavitt, 74, widow of Harold F. Leavitt of 298 Spruce Street, died Friday, March 15, at her residence.
She was born August 5, 1927 in Rumford, the daughter of Samuel and Roseline Arsenault. A homemaker and resident of this community all of her life, she was a communicant of St. Athanasius St. John Church, attending St. John School. Yvette enjoyed playing bingo "beano", knitting, crocheting and most of all visiting with her family.
Survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Rose and Walter "Butch" Downs, Jr. of Rumford, Nancy and Werner Buehler of Idaho, Maureen and David Giambattista of Norwich, Connecticut, Marlene and Gary "Butch" Philbrick, Jr. of Germantown, Maryland; two sons and their wives, Kenneth and Linda of Roseburg, Oregon, and Thomas and Ronda also of Roseburg, Oregon; two sisters, Florida Tondreau of Gorham, Maine, and Bernadette "Bunny" Arsenault of Westbrook, Maine; two brothers, Brother Gerard Arsenault of Vina, California and Armand Arsenault of Port Angeles, Washington; eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Dorothy L. Carey
RUMFORD -- Dorothy L. Carey, 90, widow of Edgar James Carey of 25 Wyman Hill Road, died Wednesday March 28 at the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris shortly after being admitted.
She was born in Rumford January 8, 1911 the daughter of George E. and Mathilda Coulombe Mercier. A resident of this community all of her life, she was a communicant of St. Athanasius St. John Church.
She was educated in local schools and was a member of the Class of 1929 Stephens High School. She had been employed for more than 15 years at the F. W. Woolworth Co. as a clerk.
Mrs. Carey was a member of St. John's Guild, St. John's Ladies of Ste. Anne, Rumford Mother's Club, Town and Country Garden Club, Rumford Community Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered at the coffee shop at the Rumford Community Hospital for many years.
Survivors include two sons, James and his wife, Claudette of Rumford, and Norman and his wife, Loudine of Ashburnham, MA; a sister, Theresa DuPlisea of Las Vegas, NV; two brothers, Alphonse and Philip Mercier, both of Rumford; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.