Monday, May 8, 2000
Richard Billings, 81
YARMOUTH — Richard Billings, 81, died May 6, 2000, at a Freeport nursing
He was born in Portland, a son of Frank S. and Marion A. Harrington
Billings, and attended school in Portland, Turner and at North Yarmouth
Mr. Billings served in the Army from 1941 to 1946 and served in Germany.
He married Elaine W. Smith in 1946 and moved to Yarmouth in 1950.
Mr. Billings worked as a salesman for MA Sheet Metal Co., and then
became self-employed as a farmer for many years.
He was a member of the Deering Lodge of Masons in Portland.
Surviving are his wife, of Yarmouth; three sons, Robert of Tipp City,
Ohio, Barry of Durham and Brian of North Yarmouth; a brother, Elliot of
Falmouth, Mass.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements
are by Lindquist Funeral Home.
Maude R. Ryan, 91
NORTH YARMOUTH — Maude R. Ryan, 91, died May 6, 2000, at a Freeport
She was born in Auburn, a daughter of John Wilbur and Rose Plummer
Mrs. Ryan was a member of the North Pownal United Methodist Church.
She and her husband, Joseph F. Ryan, traveled in their motor home and
wintered in Florida. Mr. Ryan died in October 1983.
Her pastimes included crafts, crocheting and knitting.
A son, Donald E., died in March 1974, and another son, Robert M., died
in February 1993.
Surviving are a half-sister, Esther Walker of North Yarmouth; a step-brother,
Laurence Montague of Portland; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
and six great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Webber Cemetery
in New Gloucester with the Rev. Eva Cutler officiating. Arrangements are
by Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth.
Kenneth G. Carleton, 69
FARMINGTON — Kenneth G. "Shorty" "Punk" Carleton, 69, died May 5, 2000,
at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, following a long illness.
He was born in Lewiston, a son of Kenneth and Glenness Carleton Johnson.
He attended Dixfield and Mexico schools, graduating from both high schools
because of the industrial arts program offered by the Mexico school system.
He played hockey at Dixfield.
Mr. Carleton worked at the Hi-Spot Restaurant in Dixfield, where he
had his own band. He also worked for G.H. Bass as a hand-sewer, specializing
in Indian Tans.
On April 24, 1954, he married Patricia Brougham at St. Mary's Catholic
Church in Wilton, where they lived for many years, moving here in 1993.
He was a former member of the Mount Sugarloaf Grange of Dixfield. He
was a ham radio operator.
Mr. Carleton was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church for many
years and a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Farmington.
Mr. Carleton also played in the Brad Adams Combo for many years. He
played the drums, piano and marimbas.
His pastimes included watching NASCAR and hockey and football games.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years, of Farmington; two daughters, Christie
Betters of Standish and Dina Goldsmith of Wilton; eight sons, Kevin of
South Paris, Michael of Strong, Patrick of Chesterville, John and Brien,
both of Portland, Darren of Mechanic Falls, Desmond of Wilton and Edward
of Farmington; two brothers, Don Corey of Texas and Bruce Johnson of Auburn;
three sisters, Nancy O'Connor of Turner, Mrs. Larry (Patty) Castner of
Minot and Mrs. Kenny (Gloria) Damon of Auburn; and 15 grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St.
Joseph's Church, Middle Street, Farmington. Burial will follow at Lakeview
Virginia A. Blake, 63
WESTBROOK — Virginia A. Blake, 63, of Longfellow Place died May 5,
2000, at a Portland hospital. She had lived here most of her life.
She was born here, a daughter of Andrew F. and Arlene Shane Dionne,
and attended Westbrook schools.
Mrs. Blake was employed by the former Proffeno's Restaurant in Westbrook,
Verrillo's in Westbrook and the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. She
also worked at the American Legion Hall of Westbrook.
She was a member of the American Legion's Ladies Auxiliary of Westbrook.
Her hobbies included cooking, dancing, playing bingo and making puzzles.
Surviving are her mother of Gorham; two sons, William E. Blake of Windham
and Cory A. Blake of Westbrook; two brothers, Harland Dionne of Old Orchard
Beach and Larry Dionne of Arizona; four sisters, Jeannette Parker and Helen
Knoop, both of Gorham, Terry Welch of Westbrook and Kathy Genther of Sebago;
and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dionne
residence, 625 Lower Main St., Westbrook. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday
in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. Arrangements are by Dolby Funeral
Percy W. Brackett, 70
BIDDEFORD — Percy W. Brackett, 70, of South Street, formerly of Running
Hill Road, Scarborough, died May 3, 2000, at a Biddeford health care facility.
He was born in Gorham, a son of Charles W. and Mary E. Verrill Brackett,
and attended Gorham schools.
Mr. Brackett worked at the former Ellis Paper Board in Portland for
several years, retiring in the 1980s.
He was a mason.
His pastimes included watching wrestling and playing cards.
Surviving are two daughters, Emma L. Herrick of Standish and Faith
A. Simpson of Old Orchard Beach; a brother, Perley C. Brackett of Scarborough,
four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday in Hillside Cemetery, Gorham. Arrangements are by Dolby Funeral
Maynard D. Brown Jr., 67
WINDHAM — Maynard D. Brown Jr., 67, of Route 115, formerly of Westbrook
and Portland, died May 5, 2000, at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Portland, a son of Maynard D. Sr. and Hazel Frank Brown,
and attended Portland schools.
Mr. Brown served in the National Guard.
He worked for J. W. Wilson Candy Co. for 10 years and then for Applicators
Sales and Service Co. of Portland for 35 years, retiring as foreman in
1992. He was one of the first recipients of the Founders Award from Applicators
He was active in bowling leagues in Westbrook and he also enjoyed horse
racing and going to Foxwoods in Connecticut.
Mr. Brown attended Stevens Avenue Congregational Church.
His wife, Jennie Rand Brown, died June 5, 1999, and a son, Maynard
D. Brown III, died in 1957.
Surviving are a son, Bruce M. of Windham; four sisters, Mrs. Raymond
(Edna) Sandville of Windham, Mrs. Donald (Charlotte) Snow of Naples, Fla.,
Mrs. Irving (Lila) Pendelton of Buxton and Mrs. Donald (Myra) Richards
of Westbrook; and two grandsons.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday in Raymond Village Cemetery, Mills Street, Raymond, with
the Rev. Philip Shearman officiating. Arrangements are by Dolby Funeral
Ella A. Peterson, 77
BIDDEFORD — Ella A. Peterson, 77, died May 6, 2000, at a Biddeford
She was born in Dover-Foxcroft, a daughter of Frank Ventina, and attended
Dover-Foxcroft and Westbrook schools.
Mrs. Peterson was an artist, painting with both watercolors and oils.
She also painted deer and scenic designs on clam shells.
Throughout her life, she managed several Portland hotels and taught
art in the 1950s at Highland Lake School.
She liked to paint Raggedy Ann dolls.
Surviving are a son, Arthur C. Peterson of Brookton; a daughter, Carol
L. Grindel of Hollis; two sisters, Delsie Ventina of Lewiston and Ethel
Ventina of Portsmouth, N.H.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
and a great-great-grandchild.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dolby and Dorr Funeral
Chapel, 76 State St., Gorham. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday
in Pine Grove Cemetery, Buxton.
Therese G. Camire, 83
SANFORD — Therese G. Camire, 83, formerly of Cottage Street, died May
6, 2000, at the Newton Center after a long illness.
She was born in Bromptonville, Quebec, Canada, a daughter of Hector
and Laura Boule Morin, and attended schools in Canada and Sanford.
Mrs. Camire was employed with the former Goodall-Sanford Textile Mills
and Tennford Weaving in Sanford.
She was a communicant of St. Ignatius Church.
Her husband, Roland Camire, died in 1976.
Surviving are two sisters, Blanche Beattie of Sanford and Fernande
Cote of Emery Mills; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at at LaFrance-Lambert
Funeral Home, 29 Winter St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.
Tuesday at St. Ignatius Church, with burial following in St. Ignatius Cemetery.
Sumner F. Crowell, 75
KENNEBUNK — Sumner F. Crowell, 75, of Fairway Drive died May 6, 2000,
at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford after a brief illness.
He was born in Newton, Mass., a son of Phillip and Olive Fiske Crowell,
and attended Tabor Academy, Bowdoin College, and Babson College postgraduate
Mr. Crowell was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy as a communications
He worked for American Thread Co. in Willimantic, Conn., and in 1953
he purchased Wing Insurance Agency in Grafton, Mass., which he operated
for 20 years.
He moved to Maine in 1973 and worked as a real estate agent with Kennebunk
Beach Realty until his retirement in December 1999.
Mr. Crowell was a member of the Arundel Yacht Club, Marching and Chowder
Club, alumni associations of Tabor Academy and Bowdoin College (Class of
1948) and the national, state and local Board of Realtors.
His pastimes included sailing and traveling, and he was a Patriots
He was a longtime companion of Ann Berry of Kennebunk.
His wife, Charlsey Adcock Crowell, died in 1983.
Surviving are two sons, S. Fiske Crowell Jr. of Wayland, Mass., and
C. Wesley Crowell of Kennebunk; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at South Congregational
Church, Kennebunkport, with the Revs. Charles Whiston and Carolyn Lambert
officiating. Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St.
George C. Fletcher, 83
SHAPLEIGH — George C. Fletcher, 83, of Walnut Hill Road, died May 7,
2000, at Goodall Hospital in Sanford after a long illness.
He was born here, a son of Charles and Bertha Flanders Fletcher, and
attended schools here.
He served in the Army.
Mr. Fletcher worked for Charles W. Brown & Sons Lumber Company,
Springvale, for 24 years and also for Hersom's Lumber Company, Sanford.
He had lived in Shapleigh most of his life.
He was a gardener, and was known for his woodworking crafts, which
he sold at local craft shops.
Surviving are his wife, Gertrude Farwell Fletcher of Shapleigh; a son,
Richard I. of Shapleigh; two daughters; Mrs. Keith (Muriel) Gile of Alfred
and Mrs. Robert (Carole) Allen of West Babylon, N.Y.; a brother, Byron
of Springvale; two sisters, Mrs. Rosetta Ducharme of Springvale and Glenna
Crampitz of Connecticut; 15 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Heald Funeral Home,
61 Main St., Springvale, where a memorial service will follow at 10 a.m.
Florence C. Foster, 84
Florence C. Foster, 84, of Allen Avenue, formerly of Brunswick and
Meriden, Conn., died May 7, 2000, at Mercy Hospital.
She was born in Brunswick, one of 19 children of Alexander and Mary
Belanger Deschenes, and began working in the third grade to help support
Mrs. Foster worked for various manufacturing companies.
Her husband, Merton Foster, and a stepson, Robert Foster, died previously.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Roger (Linda) Shoemaker of Windham;
a brother, William Deschenes of Connecticut; three granddaughters, Leslie,
Jennifer and Jill Shoemaker; nine step-grandchildren; and many step- great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. A prayer service will be held at 9:30
a.m. Wednesday at Hay and Peabody Funeral Home, 749 Congress St., followed
by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 673 Stevens
Ave. Burial will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park.
William P. Shattuck, service
SOUTH PORTLAND — A graveside service for William P. Shattuck, who died
Jan. 28, 2000, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Pine Grove Cemetery,
9 Waites Landing Road, Falmouth. Arrangements are by Hay and Peabody Funeral
Miriam C. Buzzell, 68
SACO — Miriam C. Buzzell, 68, of Fireside Lane died May 6, 2000, at
Maine Medical Center in Portland.
She was born in Boston, a daughter of Erwin E. Sr. and Irene Wright
Davis, and graduated from Malden (Mass.) High School in 1947.
Mrs. Buzzell moved here from Wakefield, Mass., in 1974 and worked as
a bookkeeper in the Saco and Portland areas.
She was a member of the Sakonnett Vineyard Society for the past 17
She was a hockey fan and her pastimes included cooking and traveling.
Surviving are two sons, Douglas S. Buzzell of Saco and Keith C. Buzzell
of North Waterboro; one daughter, Donna J. Buzzell of Belfast; one brother,
Erwin E. Davis Jr. of Lowell, Mass.; four grandchildren; and one great-
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on
May 20, 2000, at Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth. Arrangements
are by Cote Funeral Home, Beach and James streets.
Ronald Darold Johnson Sr., 64
WALDOBORO — Ronald Darold Johnson Sr., 64, died May 5, 2000, at his
He was born in Boothbay Harbor, a son of George and Kathryn Breckett
Johnson, and graduated from Boothbay High School in 1953.
Mr. Johnson served as a construction foreman in the Army during the
Korean War with the rank of sergeant and was a member of the Damariscotta
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was caretaker on Cow Island in Medomak for 25 years.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the Waldoboro Fire Department and was one
of the founding members and trainers at the Waldoboro Ambulance. He was
also a member of the Damariscotta American Legion post.
His pastimes included boating and family picnics on the islands.
His wife, Marie E. Johnson, died in 1991.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald Jr. of Appleton and Jeremy of Waldoboro;
two daughters, Viola Lash and Robin Reed, both of Friendship; and 13 grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home,
949 Main St. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Riverside
Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Poli officiating.
Elysia Philipp, 89, physical education teacher and coach
KENNEBUNK — Elysia G. Philipp, a coach and physical education teacher
whose financial acumen kept her comfortable, died May 6, 2000. She was
Miss Philipp received her undergraduate degree from Panzar College
of Health and Physical Education and, at a time when it was rare for women
to pursue graduate degrees, received a master's in education from Rutgers
She also attended the New School of Social Research in New York City.
Her niece, Elysia Atkinson of Kennebunk, recalled that not only did
her aunt get a master's degree, she bought a house.
"Women didn't buy their own homes at the time, either," Atkinson said.
In fact, she said, many banks refused to lend money to a single woman.
But Miss Philipp was determined. At the time, she was working for Catholic
schools in New Jersey, and she asked her priest for advice. He referred
Miss Philipp to his housekeeper, who lent her the money.
"That's how she started out," Atkinson said. "And every two years,
she bought a new Ford convertible."
The cars she bought with cash.
"She never owned a charge account, she never owned a credit card,"
Atkinson said. "She said if you didn't have the money to pay with cash,
you didn't need it."
Miss Philipp was sharp with money – sometimes better than her financial
"She would tell her brokers when they'd call and want to sell, she'd
say no, don't touch it," Atkinson said. "She'd tell them to get rid of
something else, and they couldn't get over her, because every time she
told them something, that's what would happen."
Miss Philipp loved the water, loved sailing and was an instructor in
first aid and water safety.
Before she went to college, Miss Philipp informed her father that she
planned to become a doctor.
"But her dad said no, women aren't doctors," Atkinson said. "She said,
well then I'll be a nurse, and he said no, we have too many nurses in the
She chose physical education. "That way," Atkinson explained, "she
got to study the body."
She was born July 7, 1910, a daughter of William Peter and Elysia Smyth
She was national secretary of the Grand Council of Beta Psi Kappa,
and a member of Kappa Delta Pi fraternity, Rutgers chapter.
She taught physical education at Rahway High School in New Jersey and,
at her retirement, was department supervisor of health and physical education.
She also was director of student personnel services at the school.
Miss Philipp coached many teams, including varsity girls basketball
at Upsala College and Panzar College and varsity boys tennis at Rahway
High. She also was a national official of girls basketball and founder
of the North Jersey Board of Women Officials, ARC.
She was head counselor at Camp Walden in Denmark, and was a Girl Scout
leader and camp counselor. Miss Philipp was listed in Who's Who of American
Women and the Sideliners Hall of Fame. She also was a judge at AAU gymnastics
competitions in New York City.
After moving to Kennebunk, she served on the Auxiliary Board of the
former Webber Hospital and Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford,
where she was a volunteer for 12 years.
She was a member of the Arundel Yacht Club in Kennebunkport, and enjoyed
deep-sea fishing and hunting. She raised Shih Tzu dogs, even prior to American
Kennel Club acceptance, and had several champions.
Miss Philipp was a communicant of St. Martha's Church in Kennebunk,
and sponsored two scholarships there and at the Panzar School of Montclair
Her brother, William P. Philipp Jr., and sister, Marie P. Burns, died
Survivors include her niece of Kennebunk; and two nephews, William
R. Philipp of Miami, Fla., and Gordon Wayne Philipp of Davie, Fla.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday
at St. Martha's Church. Interment will be in St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Woodbridge,
N.J., at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.
Monday, June 12, 2000
Leroy C. Morton, hard worker with 'heart of gold'
GORHAM — Leroy "Roy" C. Morton, a Navy veteran and longtime employee
of S.D. Warren Co., died June 10, 2000. He was 78.
"When you first met him, you'd think he was the grumpiest son of a
gun that ever was," his son, Bruce Morton of Gorham, recalled Sunday. "After
you got to know him for a while, you'd realize that he had a heart of gold."
In fact, at the corner variety store near his home, clerks referred
to him as "Grumpy," until they knew him.
Mr. Morton was a hardworking man who was employed at S.D. Warren in
Westbrook for 32 years. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and garden. He also
had a mischievous streak.
"One time he had a parcel of land that he bought from the prior estate,
and he was having wood cut off it and he happened to be up there one day,
and one of the neighbors who didn't know him came over and asked him who
he was, and my father told him," his son said.
Then the neighbor asked him what he planned to do with the land.
" 'Well,' he says, 'I'm going to put in a trailer park,' " his son
remembered. Mr. Morton and his wife left two days later for Florida. A
few days after that, the younger Morton was on the land and saw the neighbors.
"These people were right off the wall that there was (going to be)
a trailer park," his son said. His father had kept the straightest of straight
Mr. Morton also was a wonderful family man. "Growing up, we never had
a lot," his son said. "But we had enough, and it was always the family.
My mother, my father, my sister and I, we'd go places and do things, and
we always did them together."
Mr. Morton always attended his son's and daughter's high school sporting
events, and even went to his granddaughter's college games.
"He taught me a lot," his son said. "Values of life, what you should
do, what you shouldn't do, and how to hunt and fish."
Mr. Morton also cared about his community. He was a member of the Gorham
Fire Department and one of the original members of the White Rock Station,
and served as a volunteer for the Special Olympics.
He was born in Portland, a son of Willard and Helen Jordon Morton,
and attended Gorham schools.
He served in the Navy during World War II, but rarely talked about
his wartime experience.
He was a member of the Good Sams Club, and the National Campers and
He lived in Maine his entire life, and after retirement, he and his
wife wintered in Kissimee, Fla. His wife, Esther L. Wight Morton, died
Feb. 25, 1999.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Joann) Tyler of China; his
son, Bruce Morton of Gorham; a brother, Olan Morton of Gorham; two sisters,
Arlene Verrill of Gorham and Marion Hutchins of Madison; four grandchildren
and one great-grandson.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dolby Funeral
Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Sapling Hill Cemetery.
– Joshua L. Weinstein
James Stoddard Hughes, 65
James Stoddard Hughes, 65, of Danforth Street died June 10, 2000, at
a Portland nursing home.
He was a member of the American Veterans of Portland.
Surviving are a sister, Manola Ingraham, and two brothers, John F.
and Alden A.
A graveside service will be held at the family's convenience. Arrangements
are by Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State St.
Jean C. Brown Day, 69
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Jean C. Brown Day, 69, died June 10, 2000, at Maine
Medical Center in Portland, Maine.
She was born in Portland, Maine, a daughter of George A. and Alberta
Miller Brown, and attended South Portland, Maine, schools.
While living in the Portland area, Mrs. Day worked in the offices of
First National Stores.
She lived here for more than 30 years, and worked for the county extension
She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ
in Fort Pierce.
She volunteered for the Mustard Seed Ministry to the Homeless and Needy
in Fort Pierce.
Her husband, Kenneth Day, died previously.
Surviving is a sister, Mary Ranlett of Homewood, Ill.
There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at 10
a.m. Friday in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, Maine.
Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home, South Portland, Maine.
Elestean A. Ward, 80
FREEPORT — Elestean A. Ward, 80, formerly of Wolfe Neck Road, died
June 9, 2000, at a Yarmouth health care facility.
She was born in Jonesport, a daughter of Freeman and Nellie Roberts
Wallace, and attended schools in Buxton.
She married Leroy F. Ward in 1938.
Mrs. Ward worked at shoe factories in Freeport for several years. She
worked in the housekeeping department at Regional Hospital in Brunswick.
She obtained her General Equivalency Diploma, and became a Licensed Practical
Nurse in Lewiston, working at Regional Hospital. She retired in 1979.
She was member of the Wolfe Neck Club, the War Dad's Auxiliary and
the Pythian Sister Club.
She liked to knit.
Her husband died in 1986.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Glennis) DeLano of Gilbert,
Ariz., and Mrs. Gordon (Cynthia) Rogers of Freeport; a stepdaughter, Mrs.
Clyde (Vivian) Simmons of Freeport; a brother, Alton Johnson of Greene;
15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great- great-granddaughter.
There are no visiting hours. A graveside memorial service will be held
at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Hill Road, with the
Rev. Lynn Peyton officiating. Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home.
Gordon E. Severy Sr., 67
FRYEBURG — Gordon E. Severy Sr., 67, of McNeil Road died June 10, 2000,
at Bridgton Health Care Center.
He was born in North New Portland, a son of Charles and Helen Lovely
Severy. He grew up in Canton and Livermore and attended schools there.
Mr. Severy worked at the Livermore Shoe Shop and also for Central Maine
He came to this area 35 years ago, working for several businesses,
including Western Maine Forest Nursery and Emery's Food Store.
His hobbies included hunting and fishing.
Surviving are six sons, Daniel G. of Fryeburg, Gordon E. Jr. of Auburn,
Bruce J. of Conway, N.H., Richard K. of Brattleboro, Vt., Neil E. of Augusta
and Nicholas of Fryeburg; four daughters, Roberta J. Allen of Rochester,
N.H., Tinamarie Johnson of Alaska, Suzanne H. Severy of Kearsarge, N.H.,
and Rosemarie Cabral of North Conway, N.H.; two brothers, Kenneth D. Crocker
of Manchester, N.H., and Robert G. Crocker of Conway, N.H.; four sisters,
Nancy Benedetto of Livermore Falls, Glenace Bean of West Paris and Patricia
R. Marden and Betty N. Edwards, both of Conway, N.H.; several grandchildren
and many great-grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home,
12 Warren St., where a funeral service will follow at 7 p.m., with the
Rev. Violet Eastman officiating.
Roland L. Labelle, 72
BIDDEFORD — Roland L. Labelle, 72, of West Loop Road died June 9, 2000,
at Southern Maine Medical Center after a short illness.
He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., a son of Oscar and Isabella Cloutier
Labelle, and attended schools there and in Biddeford.
He was a Merchant Marine during World War II.
Mr. Labelle was a carpenter, owning and operating Labelle Construction.
In 1979 he moved to Hallendale, Fla., where he worked for Turnberry
Isle, specializing in finish carpentry. He was a member of the Biddeford
Masonic Dunlap Lodge.
He was a scuba diver and was the founder of the Divers Club in Hartford,
Surviving are three sons, Burton R. of Biddeford, Roland L. of Saco
and Michael O. of Okinawa, Japan; a daughter, Collette Hamilton of Ellsworth;
a stepdaughter, Linda L. Labelle of Biddeford; two stepsons, David of Dallas
and Randy of Kennebunk; a sister, Jeannette Allen of Saco; a brother, Raymond
of Dublin, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Services are private. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel.
Sister Jeannette Labrecque, 68
BIDDEFORD — Sister Jeannette Labrecque (Sister St. Albert), 68, of
Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died June 11, 2000, at St. Joseph
Convent Infirmary, of cancer.
She was born in Lawrence, Mass., a daughter of Eugene and Ludivine
Roy Labrecque. She attended local parochial schools of St. Anne's Parish,
graduating in 1950.
Sister Jeannette then entered the Congregation of the Servants of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary, known as the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec,
in 1950. She made final vows in 1957.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass.,
and a master's degree in administration from Notre Dame College in Indiana.
Sister Jeannette taught elementary and secondary schools in Maine and
Massachusetts. She was principal of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Methuen,
She served as director of novices in Bayview, office manager at Saint
Andre Home, Inc., and administrator of St. Andre Health Care Facility,
all in Biddeford.
She served on the Provincial Administration Team and was treasurer
for 11 years.
Surviving are four brothers, Louis of Methuen, Mass., Albert of Ocala,
Fla., Raymond of Salem, N.H., and Richard of Tucson, Ariz.; four sisters,
Sister Theresa of Bayview, Saco, Sister Lillian of Lennoxville, QC, Canada,
Sister Cecile of Sacred Hearts Parish, Bradford, Mass., and Sister Pauline
of Beloit, Wis.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Bay View Convent, Saco. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday
at the Bay View Convent Chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel.
Aubrey L. Raymond Sr., 81
KENNEBUNK — Aubrey L. Raymond Sr., 81, died June 8, 2000, in Kennebunk.
He was born in Santa Monica, Calif., a son of Charles M. and June Leonard
Raymond. He attended Palo Alto schools and Brown University.
While in college, he enlisted in the United States Air Corps. He served
in the European Theater of Operations, piloting paratroopers and gliders
in the invasion of the continent. When the war ended, he helped evacuate
wounded American troops.
He earned a law degree from Duke University.
Mr. Raymond practiced corporate law for more than 30 years, retiring
to the family homestead in Arundel.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Barbara Ham Raymond of Kennebunk;
two daughters, Pamela P. Whitting of Boston and Susan P. Bogle of Delray
Beach, Fla.; two sons, Aubrey L. Jr. of Detroit and Jeffrey M. of Kennebunk;
and 11 grandchildren.
Services are private. Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial Chapel.
Sylvia P. Secord, 79
WESTBROOK — Sylvia P. Secord, 79, of Cloudman Street died June 10,
2000, at a Portland health care facility.
She was born here, a daughter of Reny and Julia Morrisette Breault.
She lived here all of her life.
Mrs. Secord was employed by the Dana Warp Mill and the S.D. Warren
Co. for several years in the sorting room. She retired to raise her children.
She was a member of the Westbrook Womens Club.
She collected porcelain dolls and enjoyed arts and crafts and traveling.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Theodore Secord; two daughters,
Shawn Ross of Windham and Joanne Blackmore of Cary, N.C.; a son, Paul Secord
of Bangor; and seven grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Blais Funeral
Home, 35 Church St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in St. Hyacinth Cemetery.
Leroy C. Morton, 78
GORHAM — Leroy "Roy" C. Morton, 78, of Plummer Road died June 10, 2000
at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Portland, a son of Willard and Helen Jordon Morton,
and attended Gorham schools.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Morton was employed by S.D. Warren of Westbrook for 32 years, retiring
He was a member of the Good Sams Club and the National Campers and
Hikers Association. He was a former member of the Gorham Fire Department
and was one of the original members of the White Rock Station.
He was a volunteer for the Special Olympics for several years.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and feeding birds.
He lived here all his life and wintered in Kissimmee, Fla., from 1983
His wife, Esther L. Wight Morton, died Feb. 25, 1999.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Joann) Tyler of China; a son,
Bruce L. Morton of Gorham; a brother, Olan Morton of Gorham; two sisters,
Arlene Verrill of Gorham and Marion Hutchins of Madison; four grandchildren;
and a great-grandson.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Dolby Funeral
Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, where a funeral service will be held at
10 a.m. Wednesday for both him and his wife. Burial will follow in Sapling
Frank G. Hickey, 66
MARS HILL — Frank G. Hickey, 66, died June 9, 2000, at the Lahey Clinic
in Burlington, Mass.
He was born in Presque Isle, a son of George and Jenny Delucry Hickey,
and graduated from Presque Isle High School in 1952, where he was active
in sports. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1956, where he
was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. In 1959 he received his law
degree from Boston University.
While attending the University of Maine, he met his wife, Penelope
Banks, of Mars Hill.
Mr. Hickey started his own law practice in Presque Isle, where he was
county attorney from 1964-1965.
He was local chairman for the Democratic Committee.
He was a communicant of Saint Joseph's Church, Mars Hill.
Surviving are his wife of 44 years; a son, Athill of Easton; three
daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Maggie) Wildey of Naples, Mrs. Mike (Joleen) Abbott
of Waldo and Mrs. Kevin (Madeline) Forrest of Brewer; and eight grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church, 21 Main St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately following
at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Angelo Levasseur officiating. A reception will
Philip H. Adams, 84
KITTERY — Philip H. Adams, 84, died June 9, 2000, at York Hospital.
He was born here, a son of Roland and Clara Hayes Adams.
Mr. Adams founded the Kittery Trading Post in 1938 and operated it
He married Mary O'Brien in Portsmouth, N.H., in 1937.
He was a former member of the Kittery Lions Club.
His interests included fishing and hunting throughout Maine, South
America and Labrador, Canada.
He collected and restored antique cars.
Two sons, Kevin O. and Francis R., and two grandchildren, died previously.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years; six sons, Philip F. of York, Gary
T. of Eliot, Stephen D. of Gorham, Mark A. of South Berwick, Kim C. and
Christopher, both of Kittery; six daughters, Carol A. Davis of Orlando,
Fla., Maureen V. Hutchinson of North Miami Beach, Fla., Mary Catalino of
York, Janice D. Grogan of Eliot, Sherry J. Hollingsworth of Lake Wales,
Fla., and Lisa J. Adams of Mexico City, Mexico; a sister, Mrs. Margret
Horning of Kittery; 38 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Wilson-Cooper
Funeral Home, 21 Rogers Road. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday at St. Raphael Catholic Church.
Farnham Folsom, 68
AUGUSTA — Farnham "Bud" Folsom, 68, formerly of Maple Street, died
June 10, 2000, at the Maine Veterans Nursing Home.
He was born here, a son of Herbert and Dorothy Farnham Folsom, and
graduated from Cony High School in 1950 and Higgins Classical Institute
in 1951. He attended the University of Maine.
He served in the Army at Fort Carson, Colo., during the Korean War
for two years.
Mr. Folsom was the director of Youth Programs at the Young Men's Christian
Association, where he taught many children to swim. He was the director
of Youth Corps for the U.S. Department of Labor. He co-founded and operated
Folsom Brothers' Day Camp on Lake Maranacook during the 1960s. He was chairman
of the Augusta Red Cross in 1970.
He worked with the Maine Department of Health and Welfare and the Maine
Emergency Medical Services until 1982, when he became manager of the County
Ambulance Services in Augusta. He created the program for the Maine Emergency
Medical Services and was appointed by Gov. John McKernan to represent the
Proprietary Ambulance Services for the State of Maine in 1987.
He was a member of the Highway Safety Commission and the Kennebec Valley
Emergency Medical Services Council, and was an emergency medical technician
for Delta Ambulance.
He is the author of the publication "Extrication and Casualty Handling
Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Patricia; four sons, David of Fairfield,
Tim of Manchester, Peter of Saco and James of Fort Collins, Colo.; a daughter,
Elizabeth Folsom of Winthrop; two brothers, Bill and Bob; a sister, Marjorie
Clark; and three grandchildren.
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at 11
a.m. Friday at St. Andrews Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Glusker
officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. Arrangements are
by Pine State Cremation Service, Richmond.
Estelle L. Gagne, 79
SANFORD — Estelle L. Gagne, 79, of Main Street died June 10, 2000,
at Goodall Hospital after a long illness.
She was born here, a daughter of Evariste and Aurore Oullette Bergeron,
and attended the former St. Ignatius School.
Mrs. Gagne had been employed with the former Goodall Worsted Mills
during World War II and at Jagger Brothers in South Sanford. She worked
with the former Sanford Dress Shop and Stine Shoe Company in Somersworth,
Her interests included music, reading, and traveling, especially to
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Edmond L. Gagne of Sanford;
two brothers, Maurice Bergeron and Richard Bergeron, both of Sanford; and
her sisters, Lucille Roy of Old Orchard Beach, Gertrude Berard and Rachel
Belanger, both of Sanford, Sr. Claire Bergeron of Lowell, Mass., and Sr.
Berthe Bergeron of Brunswick.
Services are private. Arrangements are by LaFrance-Lambert Funeral
Lucille B. Seekins, 91
LITCHFIELD — Lucille B. Seekins, 91, of Pond Road died June 10, 2000,
at her residence.
She was born in Hallowell, a daughter of Edmund and Carrie Bailey.
She graduated from Richmond High School and attended Bliss College in Lewiston.
Mrs. Seekins worked for General Electric in Massachusetts for many
She married Leslie Seekins in Portland.
She was a longtime member of the Friendship Club in Richmond, the Order
of the Eastern Star of Bowdoinham and was past matron of Aruba Chapter
Her pastimes included gardening, boating, reading and nature.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years of Litchfield; and a sister,
Esther Darrah of Colorado.
Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Kincer Funeral
Home, 14 South Pleasant St., Richmond, where a funeral service will be
held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Pastor Jim Pierson officiating. Burial will
follow in the Litchfield Plains Cemetery.