|Dana F. Whitman
CANTON - Dana F. Whitman, 53, of Norway died Thursday, April 8, 1999
at the Victorian Villa in Canton following a long bout with diabetes,
He was born in Portland on April 23, 1945, the son of Harlan and Frances
He graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1965 and graduated from
Associated Heavy Equipment School in Florida.
During his early life he spent farming and was a member of a 4-H Club.
Besides farming he spent his life doing excavation work, working in
the woods, as well as working for area farmers and orchardists. Among his
hobbies were woodworking and fishing.
He is survived by two brothers, Kenneth H. and Curtis L., both of Norway
and several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Family and
friends attended visiting hours on Saturday, April 10, at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, Norway.
Donations in Mr. Whitman's memory may be sent to the Joslin Diabetes
Foundation, Inc. Boston,MA 02109.
Barbara Ann McGovern
PORTLAND - Barbara Ann McGovern, 73, of Portland died Wednesday, April
7, at a local nursing home after a brief illness.
She was born in Norway, a daughter of H. Knox and Winifred M. Bickford.
She graduated from Norway High School and received a Bachelor of Arts
in Languages and Music from Boston University in 1947.
That same year she married Donald H. McGovern of Boston, who prior
to his death in 1964, served in the Portland Chamber of Commerce and later
as Executive Secretary for the Maine Oil Heating Equipment Dealers Association.
A lifelong resident of Portland, Mrs. McGovern served the Episcopal
Church for 20 years, initially as Executive Secretary to the Very Reverends
Wilbur E. Hogg and Donald A. Webster at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke,
where she was a communicant.
Subsequently, she served as Executive Secretary to Bishops Frederic
B. Wolf and Edward C. Chalfant of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. She was
particularly proud of her work as Executive Secretary to the Commission
on Ministry, shepherding applicants for Holy Orders through final approval
by the Commission and the Standing Committee.
She retired from the Diocese in 1989, and after which she held several
part-time positions until her full retirement in 1994.
She was recognized for her musical accomplishments, particularly improvisational
jazz piano and choral singing. She was also a great lover of animals, particularly
She is survived by a brother, H. Knox Bickford, Jr of South Paris;
a sister, Betty Cullinan of Norway; three sons, Gene M. McGovern of Westfield,
NJ, Dr. Mark E. McGovern of Miami Beach, FL and Bruce A. McGovern of Houston,
TX; two grandchildren, Kaitlin and Gillian and many other fond relatives
A funeral service took place on Friday, April 9, at the Cathedral Church
of St. Luke in Portland. Burial took place on Saturday, April 10, at the
Evergreen Cemetery. Arraignments were by Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral
Home of Portland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wolf Fund, c/o the Loring
House, 143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101 or the American Cancer Society
ME Affiliate, 32 Federal Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Jacob J. Immonen
NORWAY - Jacob J. Immonen, 91, of Main Street, West Paris, passed away
on April 18, 1999, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 13, 1908, in Woodstock, the son of the Late
Lauri and Annie (Mikkonen) Immonen. He attended schools in Woodstock and
West Paris, taught school in West Paris, and graduated from Bates College
in 1929. He worked in and managed retail and consumer cooperative businesses
in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York.
Mr. Immonen served in the Army Air Corps (1942-46), completing the
Army Specialized Training Program in Finnish, at the University of Minnesota.
After his father's death in 1949, he resettled in West Paris and ran
the family pulpwood business.
He married Barbara A. Nelson, of Quincy, MA, in 1955. In West Paris
he served on the school board, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of
Selectmen. He was elected to the state legislature for seven terms (1966-81)
and was active in the Republican Party. He was also a member of the American
Legion, Granite Lodge, A.F.& A.M. of West Paris, as well as the West
Paris Historical Society.
Fluent in Finnish, Mr. Immonen was a founding member of the Finnish-American
Heritage Society of Maine and was active in the Mission (Finnish) Congregational
Church. He often shared his knowledge of the Oxford County Finnish community
and its roots.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara , of West Paris; his son, Lauri,
of Portland; his daughter, Susanna, and son-in-law, Gregory Brougham, of
Beverly, MA and several cousins. A brother, Edward, predeceased him in
Funeral services will be held at the Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock,
on Thursday, April 22 at 1 p.m.; interment in the Finnish Cemetery, W.
Friends who wish may make memorial donations to: Mission Congregational
Church, W. Paris, ME 04289.
Louise E. Merrill
LEWISTON -Louise E. Merrill, 58, of Bolsters Mills, died Saturday,
April 17, 1999 at the Central Maine Medical Center, where she had been
Born in Waltham, MA on December 26, 1940, she was the daughter of the
late David T. and Marie C. (Turnquest) Gustafson. She attended the local
schools and graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1960.
She married Ernest E. Hingey in 1963, who predeceased her in 1972.
She later married Edward Merrill in 1977, whom she later divorced.
Louise worked for 17 years as a CNA at the Medfield, MA State Hospital,
prior to moving to Maine in 1991. While in Maine she worked at Supreme
Slipper in Lewiston until her illness necessitated her retirement.
A member of the First Lutheran Church of Waltham, MA, she enjoyed knitting,
crocheting, embroidery, and sewing.
Surviving are four daughters, Jacqueline Toomey of Corina, CA, Marie
Theirren of Woonsocket, RI, Caroline Ramsey of Otisfield and Alice Hovan
of Manville, RI; a son, John Merrill of Bolsters Mills; two sisters, Alice
Ekstrom of Dunstable, MA and Betty Backman of Kittery, 11 grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Caroline Frizell, and a brother,
John Gustafson, predeceased her.
Memorial services were held on Wednesday, April 21 at the Trinity Evangelical
Lutheran Church, South Paris; interment at the family's convenience. Those
who wish may make donations in Mrs. Merrill's memory to the Trinity Evangelical
Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Rd., S. Paris, ME 04281. Arrangements are
under the care of the Andrews Funeral Home, Bryant Pond.
Irving T. Chandler
BRIDGTON - Irving T. Chandler, 75, of Oxford Street Fryeburg, died
Friday, April 16, at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital. He was
born in Sweden, the son of Leslie and Addie Littlefield Chandler and was
educated in Sweden and Lovell schools.
He was a WW II Army Veteran.
Mr. Chandler lived in Lovell most of his life, moving to Fryeburg five
He worked as a woodsman, also, for Thompson Saw Mill and C.N. Brown
Lumber Co. He was a care-taker for Richard King III and did carpenter work
with Azel Littlefield.
Mr. Chandler was a member of Delta Lodge Of Masons #153, Past Commander
of Fryeburg-Lovell VFW Post #6783, Past President of Kezar Lake Sportsman
Club, a member of the Lovell Fire Department and the Fryeburg Rescue. He
enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and was an avid golfer.
Mr. Chandler is survived by his wife of 49 years, Phyllis Walker Chandler
of Fryeburg; one son Stephen Chandler of South Portland; two daughters,
Kathleen Adams and Deborah Jones, both of East Stoneham; four sisters,
Doris Hatch and Betty Hilton, both of Bridgton, Joan Andrews and Beulah
Holden, both of Harrison; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two daughters, Norma Louise and Paula Irene; one
brother. Robert; and three sisters, Nora Ridlon, Julia Rolfe and Hilda
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at
the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW Hall in Lovell with the Reverend Neil Wilson officiating.
Donations may be made in memory of Mr. Chandler to the Maine Alzheimer's
Association, P.O. Box 1161, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Funeral arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Mr. Merrill T. Robbins
LEWISTON - Merrill T. Robbins, 81, died Friday, April 16, 1999 at the
Marsh-wood Nursing Home in Lewiston, were he had been a patient.
Born in Bangor on February 22, 1918, he was the son of the late Edgar
L.D. and Anna L. (Parsons) Robbins. He graduated from the Leavitt Institute
in Turner with the class of 1936.
He married the former Virginia M. Jordan on October 15, 1940 and she
predeceased him in 1992. He was a resident of Turner for the past 33 years
coming from Livermore.
During World War II, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Italian
campaigns in the European Theater. He was honored with a Purple Heart for
his war-time injury. Upon returning from the war, he found employment with
International Paper Company in Jay working for 31 years as an operator
in the Recaustic Pulp Mill, before his retirement in 1980.
A member of the Turner Village Church, he also was a member of the
Nezinscott Grange of Turner and of the Whitney Lodge A.F. & A.M. #
167 of Canton, where he was a Past Master.
Surviving are three sons, Timothy of Oakland, Dale of Dryden, and David
of Turner; two daughters, Mrs. Warren (Nancy) Clark of Turner and Diana
Dunham of Hartford; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.
A brother, Clyde, predeceased him.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 19 at the Andrews Funeral
Home, Buckfield; interment at the Buckfield/Damon Cemetery, Buckfield.
Mr. L. Walfred Hamari
SOUTH PARIS - L. Walfred Hamari, 86, of Harrison died Wednesday, September
29,1999, at Market Square Health Care Center.
He was born in Covington, Michigan, July 31, 1913, the son of Charles
and Eliina Heikkila Hamari.
He attended school in Covington, Michigan and graduated from L'Anse
High School in 1931.
On November 1,1941, he married Elma M. Makinen.
During World War II he worked in a factory boring cylinders for tank
motors.He moved to Harrison from Michigan over 50 years ago and operated
Frosty Hollow Farm on Route 117.
He was a two-time master of Crooked River Lodge AF&AM and years
ago was a member of the Harrison Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife of Harrison; one sister, Hulda Lind of Olympia,
Washington; two nieces, Thelma Mosebar of Olympia, Washington and Ruth
Kivimaki of Negaunee, Michigan.
Visiting hours were held Friday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,
Norway with Masonic Services by Crooked River Lodge. A funeral service
was held Saturday at the funeral home. Interment was in Harrison Lutheran
Mrs. Leone Bane Penley
WEST PARIS - Leone Bane Penley, 89, of West Paris died Wednesday,September
29,1999 at the Ledgeview Living Center from complications following an
She was born in Mexico, September 19,1910, the daughter of Charles
and Elnora Fuller Bane.
In 1929 she graduated from West Paris High School. She studied voice
with Mrs. Harrison from New York, worked for Penley Bros. and the U.S.Post
On September 28,1933, she married Joseph Penley of West Paris and they
shared 65 years of marriage before his death last year.
Mrs. Penley's life was a wife, mother and homemaker.
She sang for many years in the Universalist Church choir and many musical
Mrs. Penley was a 50-year member of Granite Chapter Order of the Eastern
Star,Onward Rebekah Lodge,a life member of the West Paris Alumni Association,
the West Paris Historical Society and the Eleanor B.Forbes Goodwill group
of the Universalist Church. During World War I she was a member of the
V club that sent letters to service men from the area.
Mrs. Penley gave many hours to the children of the area as a Girl Scout
leader for 10 years and as a 4H leader for three years.
She and Joe spent many happy summers at Camp Cambridge in Upton and
fishing the Rangeley Lakes.
Nineteen winters took them to Brandon, FL, where they made many friends.
Family and friends will always remember Mrs. Penley for her great artistic
ability in crewel embroidery and sewing and for being a great friend and
She was a loving gentile mother, grandmother and great gram who always
had time to write a note, read a book or teach friends and family how to
Survivors include her daughter and her husband, Elaine and Norman Emery
of West Paris; two granddaughters, Stephanie Emery and Lara and Tom Lupien;
one great granddaughter, Claire Lupien and a sister, Elizabeth Corbett
of South Paris.
A funeral service was held Friday at the Second Congregational Church,
Norway with interment in Wayside Cemetery, West Paris.
Arrangements were by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,South Paris.
Those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to Tri-Town Rescue,
c/o Mrs. Caroly Baker, 53 Elm Street, Norway, ME 04268.
Mrs. Bonita Bonnie' C. Haggett
BRIDGTON - Bonita Bonnie C. Haggett, 52, of Bridgton died Friday, Oct.
1 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
She was born in Bridgton on January 23, 1947, a daughter of Irene B.
Bell Chadbourne and Dennis A. Chadbourne Sr.
She graduated from Bridgton High School in the Class of 1965.
She was a homemaker and the family coordinator. She was also employed
by many area businesses. She worked as a medical transcriptionist at Maine
Medical Center, at Dr. Dewey Richard's office, the Norway Savings Bank,
Howell Labs, Lake Region High School and Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital.
She was also secretary and treasurer of Pondicherry Services, Inc.
Bonnie was also President, CEO and The Boss of the Haggett Homestead.
Bonnie was a member and former secretary of the Calvary Community Church
and Ladies Circle in Harrison. Bonnie was also a member of a bible study
group from the Bridgton Alliance Church. She was a member of the Bridgton
Historical Society, a poll volunteer for the town of Bridgton and she assisted
in marking the graves of the war veterans in area cemeteries. She also
volunteered for the Bridgton 911 road naming committee. Bonnie was also
a member of the Chadbourne Family Genealogy of America.
Bonnie lived in the Bridgton -Harrison area all her life. Her passion
for life included her family, especially her two grandsons, Eli and Adam.
She enjoyed family history, quilting, making crafts and especially the
warm sunny breezes of a summer's day.
She was formerly married to James Tarbox. She then married her present
and beloved husband Steven Haggett on Nov. 18, 1984.
Bonnie is survived by her mother of Sweden; her father, formerly of
Bridgton; her husband; her son, Robert Tarbox and his wife, Dawn, of Harrison;
a daughter, Kursten Haggett of Arlington, MA; two grandsons, Eli Robert
and Adam James Tarbox, of Harrison; a sister, Berdice Whitney, and her
husband, Eugene, of Harrison; a brother, Dennis Chadbourne Jr and his wife
Faye, of Springvale; several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and many
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. at the
North Bridgton Congregational Church. Burial will be at the Forest Hill
Cemetery in Bridgton.
Anyone whose life was touched by Bonnie is invited to attend.
Following the services, all family and friends are invited to gather
at Bonnie's home on Buswell Road in West Bridgton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bonnie's memory to
the American Cancer Society, Maine Division, Inc., 52 Federal Street, Brunswick,
Arrangements are under the care of the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral home
Mr. Francis H. Vail Jr.
LEWISTON - Francis H. Vail Jr., 74, of Maine Street, East Stoneham,
died Saturday morning, Oct. 2, at Central Maine Medical Center.
Mr. Vail was born in Newry, February 1, 1925, the son of the late Francis
H., and Martha (Morton) Vail.
He attended Newry schools, and Gould Academy in Bethel.
He married the former Eloise Perkins, June 20, 1946 and she survives
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Vail served in the U.S. Navy, with a
P.T. Boat squadron.
A resident of Stoneham for nearly a half century, he wasemployed with
the Maine Department of Transportation, from which he retired,as a foreman,
working out of the Bethel, Oxford, and Lovell Districts.
Mr. Vail was a member, and Past Chancellor Commander of theStoneham
Knights of Pythias, recently being honored with a life membership from
An outsdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and developed an avid
interest in minerals and archaeology. He was one of the original finders
of the Deer Hill Amethyst Mine, of Stow, and discoveredberylliumon Little
Rattlesnake Mountain, in Stoneham. Specimens of his mineralshave been placed
in the Maine State Museum and the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Vail is recognized in the field of archaeology for his discovering
the Vail Site, which is aPaleo Indian site located on the Aziscohos River,
which, because of the dam, is now covered by the lake. Artifacts discovered
by Mr. Vail date back 10,000 to 12,000 years ago,and left by these people
as they traveled the lakes and streams of Western Maine.
He was a member of the Stoneham Fire Department, and a former member
of the Stoneham Night Riders Snowmobile Club. Besides his wife, of 53 years,
heis survived by two daughters, Bonita Taylor, of Stoneham, and Martha
Littlefield, and her husband, Neal, also of Stoneham; a son, Francis H.
Vail, III, of Stoneham; five grandchildren, Doreen Carpenter, Richard Wentworth,
JennetteRugg, Christopher Littlefield, and Valerie Barker; and five great-grandchildren,
Heidi Shugars, Heather Shugars, Dylan Rugg, Wyatt Rugg, and Devon Wentworth.
Mr. Vail was predeceased by a son, Morton Dudley Vail, and a sister,
Friends were received at the Greenleaf FuneralHome, Bethel, Wednesday
Funeral services will be held at the Stoneham Congregational Church,
Stoneham, Thursday, at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery,
Bethel. Friends who wish may make memorial donations in Mr. Vail's memory
to Stoneham Rescue, or Stoneham Congregational Church, Stoneham, ME 04231.
Mr. Kenneth W. Fone
PORTLAND - Kenneth W. Fone, 63, of Denmark, formerly of Cohasset, MA,
died Saturday, October 2, after a brief illness.
Born and raised in Quincy, MA, he was a 1953 graduate of North Quincy
High School and a 1957 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst,
Mr. Fone worked at W.R. Grace for 36 years, retiring in 1995.
Throughout his distinguished career, he held a number of sales and
marketing management positions - most recently as the Eastern Regional
Sales Manager for Grace Construction Products.
Throughout his career. Mr. Fone was actively involved in a variety
of key construction industry associations on both the local and national
Upon his retirement, he moved to Denmark, where he became an active
member of the Denmark Lions Club.
In 1998, he was voted Lion of the Year in recognition of his commitment
of making the Centennial Field Project a reality. This project exemplified
Mr. Fone's lifelong support of local youth.
Mr. Fone is survived by his wife of 40 years, Suzanne (Black) Fone
of Denmark; a son, Scott Fone of Bath; a daughter, Joanna Aman of Jacksonville,
FL; and two grandchildren, Delaney and Zachary Fone of Bath.
A memorial service was held on October 6, at 9 a.m. at the Denmark
Arrangements were under the care of the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home
Donations in Mr. Fone's memory may be made to the Denmark Charitable
Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 109, Denmark, ME 04022, Attn.: Centennial Field
Fund of the Denmark Congregational Church, Route 117, Denmark, ME 04022.
Master Kameron Eino Manjourides
NORWAY - Kameron Eino Manjourides, infant son of Keith and Sharon Manjourides,
died Monday, September 27 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Kameron is survived by his parents, Keith and Sharon (Kangas) Manjourides
of Bryant Pond; his paternal grandparents, Chris and Helen Manjourides,
of Bryant Pond, and his maternal grandparents, Richard and Louise Kangas
of Bryant Pond.
No services will be held at this time. Arrangements are being conducted
by the Andrews Funeral Home in South Woodstock.
Mr. Joseph D. Pallas
SOUTH PARIS- Joseph D. Pallas, 79, of South Paris died Friday, February
18, 2000 at Market Square Health Care Center.
He was born in Washington, DC on March 8, 1920, the son of James A.
and Hattie V. Plummer Pallas.
He was educated in Washington, DC schools. He proudly served in the
U. S. Army in WWII in the Pacific and in Korea as an M/Sgt.
Prior to his retirement in 1976 he spent 30 years under Civil Service
in the Dept. of Environmental Services as an engineer in the city of Washington,
He resided in Myrtle Beach, SC for 16 years before moving to South
Paris in 1996.
He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach, SC
and the Myrtle Beach Lodge No. 353, A.F. & A. M.
He is survived by his wife, the former Irene R. Major of South Paris;
one daughter, Anne and her husband Stanley Lane of Albuquerque, NM; one
son, James Pallas of Concordia, MO; a granddaughter, Nicole Pallas of Greensboro,
NC and a grandson, Christopher Lane of Las Vegas, NV; two stepdaughters,
Carol Williams of Upper Marlboro, MD and Virginia Murphy of South Paris;
a stepson, David Ragland of Virginia; three step grandchildren, Chip Williams
and Michelle Williams of Maryland, and Carrie Hayden of Lewiston; one great
grandson and three step great grandchildren;two nieces and two nephews
He was predeceased by a brother, John and a step granddaughter, Laura
Memorial Services were held on Monday, February 21, 2000 at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, South Paris with the Rev. Henry Male officiating. Public
Masonic services were held prior to the service.
Mr. Leland E. Kimball
WEST BETHEL- Leland E. Kimball, 68, of Route 2, West Bethel, died suddenly
and unexpectedly, Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at his residence.
Mr. Kimball was born in Bethel, February 9, 1932, the son of the late
Albert and Flora Kimball.
He attended Bethel, and Norway schools graduating from Norway High
School. Mr. Kimball then went to Rollings College, in Winter Haven, Florida,
receiving a B.A., in English, where he lived with the late Dr. and Mrs.
Selling, summer residents of Songo Pond. Anthony Perkins, an actor, probably
best known for his role in themovie thriller, Psycho, was a close college
and life-long friend.
An English teacher, by profession, Mr. Kinmball was associated with
Bridgton High School, and for nearly a quarter of a century, until his
retirement, with Lee Academy.
Mr. Kimball is survived by a sister: Carol Cox, of South Woodstock;
and a brother Rodney Bunny Kimball, of West Bethel, as well as several
half brothers, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
At his request there are nopublic visiting hours, or funeral service.
Following cremation, burial will be in the Lee Cemetery, Lee, ME.
Mr. Alfred W. Taylor
SOUTH PARIS- Alfred W. Taylor, 86, of Gary St., South Paris died Wednesday,
February 16, 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born in Sidney, ME on August 31, 1913, the son of Harry and
Ethel May Hinkley Taylor.
He graduated from Gould Academy in 1934.
On May 8, 1935, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, served for two years
and was honorably discharged in 1937.
Mr. Taylor served as a police officer for South Portland Naval Shipyard
from 1937 to 1941, when he then served as Desk Sergeant until 1943.
He re-enlisted into the U. S. Army on July 21, 1943, serving as a 1st
Sergeant under General Patton, in the 3rd Army, spending 21 months in the
European Theater. During this time he participated in five campaigns and
received five battle stars. He also received the Good Conduct Medal, the
Meritorious Service Wreath, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign
Ribbon, the Victory Medal as well as the Purple Heart for wounds received
in action in Germany during April of 1945. Mr. Taylor was honorably discharged
on December 29, 1945.
Mr. Taylor entered the National Guard in 1955, at which time he served
as the administrative, supply, and maintenance technician, and was honorably
discharged in 1958.
From 1958 to 1965, he served as a chief administrator for the Cumberland
County Sheriffs Department. In 1966, Mr. Taylor then served as the Town
Manager for the Town of New Gloucester, until he retired. After retirement,
he moved to Huntsville, AL with his wife, where he received an honorary
deputy commission from the Madison County Sheriffs Department.
In 1989 he returned to Maine, and resided in South Paris with his wife,
where he did volunteer work for the Norway Police Department. He was a
member of the South Paris Baptist Church.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 30 years, Carolyn Tripp Taylor
of South Paris; two daughters, Judith Vickerson of New Gloucester and Janice
Bickford of Windham; four grandchildren, Theron Bickford, Trina Dehetre,
Justin Bickford and Paul Vickerson and five great-grandchildren.
Family and friends attended memorial services Sunday, February 20,
2000 at the South Paris Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Knowles officiating.
Spring interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Gorham. Those who
wish may make donations in Mr. Taylor's memory to the Guillain Barre Syndrome
Foundation, PO Box 262, Wynnewood, PA 19096 or the South Paris Baptist
Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral
Home, South Paris.
Miss Eileen Hall
WYOMISSING, PA - Eileen Hall, 68, of Wyomissing, PA died Saturday,
December 25, in St. Joseph Medical Center.
She was born in Manchester, NH, a daughter of the late Orrin W. and
Vivian (Gillespie) Hall.
She graduated from Norway High School in 1948 and from Tufts College.
She was a System Analyst at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT, retiring
She is survived by a sister Maureen (Hall) Albright and several nieces
She was predeceased by a brother Orrin.
A private service will be held in New Hampshire in the spring.
Mrs. Isabelle Sherman Jackson
LEWISTON - Isabelle Sherman Jackson, 78, of Oxford died Monday, February
14, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
She was born in Littleton, NH on August 28, 1921, the daughter of Reuben
and Lotte (Donaghy) Sherman. She attended Littleton High School and then
married William Jackson.
Mrs Jackson previously lived in Rhode Island and Whitefield, NH before
moving to Oxford in 1962. She worked at B.E. Cole Shoe Factory for several
years and Cornwall's and Oxford Pine Products. She also did volunteer work
with the elderly at Androscoggin Home Health.
Mrs. Jackson loved gardening, and she grew beautiful vegetables and
flowers. She also enjoyed knitting, oil painting, the out-of-doors, and
being with her grandchildren. Her greatest pleasure was going to the ocean
at Wells Beach with her family. She was a woman of great strength, character,
and an inspiration to all. She showed great determination in her battle
with cancer, which she was able to overcome for 11 years until the day
Mrs. Jackson is survived by two sons, Andrew Jackson of CA and Timothy
Jackson of GA; two daughters, Jane Haskell of South Paris and Kathleen
Pandaria of Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Tanya Turner of Oxford, Tabitha
Smith of Norway, Jennifer Chagnon of Norway, Jeremy Smith of Lovell, April
Barker of Mechanic Falls, and Timmy Jackson Jr. of Georgia; and five great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, and 10 sisters.
Funeral services were held on Friday, February 18, at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home in Norway, with Pastor Lloyd Waterhouse of the Grace Fellowship
Church in Oxford officiating. Interment will be in the Webber Brook Cemetery
in Oxford in the spring.
Donations in Mrs. Jackson's memory may be sent to the American Cancer
Society, Box 458, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Mr. Clifford Kimball
NORWAY- Clifford Kimball, 93, of Oxford died Tuesday, February 15,
2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Albany on February 22, 1906, the son of Frank R. and
Bertha Bell Edson Kimball.
He attended schools in Harrison and Otisfield. He was a woodsman and
had done odd jobs most of his life. He faithfully served his country in
the U. S. Army.
He married Dorothy Muller, who predeceased him.
He is survived by one brother, Edwin of Oxford; three sisters, Gladys
Cousins of Otisfield, Blanche Cross and Ruby Hodsdon both of Bridgton and
a step-son, Willis Hoover of N. Bridgton.
At the request of the family there will be no services at this time.
Interment will be in the Bolsters Mills Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements
are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
SOUTH PARIS- Committal services for Carl Bisbee will be held at 1 p.m.,
Saturday, May 20 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris with military
honors; Arrangements by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
Mrs. Madlyn B. Whitley
NORWAY-Madlyn B. Whitley, 87, formerly of South Paris died Sunday morning,
May 14. 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Augusta, December 25,1912, the daughter of Cleveland
and Marian Morrill Bell.
She graduated from Paris High School in 1931. She attended Columbia
School of Education in 1932-33 and graduated from the University of Maine
College of Education in 1960.
Mrs. Whitley was an elementary school teacher for 45 years having taught
in Presque Isle, North Paris, Newport,Welchville, South Paris and Lewiston.
She was loved by her students and was an unofficial mother to many. Her
love of teaching was evident by the many generations she taught.She also
tutored in her home and for several years was a cook at Camp Pinecliff.
She was a member of the Maine Retired Teachers Association, Deering
Memorial Methodist Church in South Paris, the Mr. and Mrs Club and the
Women's group of the church and the Paris Alumni Association.
In February 1939 she married Wilbur Whitley who died in 1981.
Survivors include three sons and their wives Robert L. and Carolyn
of Livermore, Charles E. and Theresa of South Paris and William J. and
Judy of Vasselboro; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and three
great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 17 at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, South Paris with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery,West Bethel.
Family and friends called at the funeral home Tuesday evening.
Those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to the American
Heart Association, Maine Chapter, P.O. Box 346, Augusta, ME.
Mr. Harold W. Canwell
SOUTH PARIS- Harold W. Canwell, 94, of Oxford died Friday May 12, 2000
at the Market Square Health Care Facility in South Paris.
He was born in Welchville on February 4, 1906, the son of Walter and
Sadie Henley Canwell.
He was educated in Albany schools. He had worked at farming, the poultry
business, and worked for Robinson Manufacturing over 22 years.
He was a life-member of the Knights of Pythias, Pythian Sisters, Hamlin
Temple #44 of Oxford, Minehaha Temple in Stoneham, Sons of Union Veterans,
past gate keeper of his Grange in Oxford. He had lived in the Oxford area
most all his life.
He married the former Dorothy Jackson on February 4, 1950.
He is survived by his wife of Oxford; a son, Leonard and wife Barbara
Canwell of Oxford; a daughter, Carolyn and husband Charles of South Woodstock;
a granddaughter Bethany Lowe serving in the United States Navy; two sisters,
Marjorie Sweeney of Norway and Edith Bird of Oxford. He was predeceased
by a sister, Beatrice Chelluck.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 16, at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, Norway with Rev. Gertrude DeCoteau officiating. Interment
was in the Cragie Cemetery in Oxford. Family and friends attended Monday
Elna M. Williams
SOUTH PARIS - Committal services for Elna M. Williams will be held
at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 20 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris.
Arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
Mrs. Barbara M. Newell
WEST PARIS-Barbara M. Newell, 80, of South Paris, died Thursday, May
11, 2000 at the Ledgeview Convalescent Center.
She was born in West Bethel on November 14, 1919, the daughter of Dean
and Dorothy Morrill Martin.
She was a graduate of South Paris High School in 1936. She had worked
at Minnie's Food Shop in South Paris and also worked at Hannaford Bros.
Shop n' Save, retiring after 20 years.
She was a member of the Universalist Unitarian Church of South Paris
and the South Paris Firemen's Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, flowers,
and most of all her family. She had lived in the South Paris area most
all of her life.
She married Stanley B. Newell on July 18, 1944.
She is survived by her husband of South Paris; a son, Dan and his wife
Emily of Bowdoinham; a daughter, Chris and her husband Steve of North Berwick;
two grandchildren, Scot of Norway and Dean of San Antonio, TX; three sisters,
Collene and John Tucker and Betty and John Bryant, and Wilma McLaughlin
all of South Paris; a brother, Randall and his wife Bea Martin of Middletown,
She was predeceased by a brother, Rodney Martin and a sister, Muriel
Family and friends attended a graveside service on Tuesday, May 16
at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris.
Donations in Mrs. Newell's memory may be sent to the Universalist Unitarian
Church in South Paris.
Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler funeral Home,
SOUTH PARIS- Memorial graveside services for Leah Townsend will be
held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South
Arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
OXFORD- Committal services for Isabelle Jackson will be held at 11
a.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Webberbrook Cemetery in Oxford; arrangements
are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
Daniel W. Bennett II
EAST SUMNER - Spring committal services for Daniel W. Bennett II, 32,
of Sumner will be held Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery
in East Sumner. Rev. Scott Jones will be officiating; arrangements under
the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, S.Paris.
Mr. Roland M. Swan
PORTLAND- Roland M. Swan, 74 of South Paris died Sunday evening, May
14, 2000, at Maine Medical Center.
He was born in South Paris, December 15,1925, the son of Wilber and
Lura Morrill Swan.
He graduated from Paris High School in 1943 and attended the Franklin
Technical Institute in Boston.
He faithfully served his country in the Navy during World War II.
Mr. Swan started Kevin Heights in September 1959 and in 1964 he started
Swan Supply on Main Street in Norway.
He was very civic minded and each year he awarded a scholarship to
a graduating student.
He was a member of the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club for over 30 years;
he was a past master and trustee of Paris Lodge #94 AF&AM, Kora Temple
and the Scottish Rite.
He was a 32nd degree mason and served as Grand Steward of the Grand
Lodge of Maine in 1961-62.
He was also a member of the Floyd-Harlow Post 9787 VFW and was a long
time member of the Norway Country Club.
On June 21,1947 he married Elaine Hennessey of Oxford. Mrs. Swan died
December 18, 1992.
On January 14, 2000 he married Connie Pettis of Oxford.
Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Patti
of Waterford; a daughter and son-in-law, Kerri and Ricky Andrews of South
Paris; two sisters, Barbara Frost of South Paris and Theresa Law of Yuciapa,
CA; two granddaughters, Stephanie and Andrea Andrews of South Paris; a
step daughter Rebecca Laliberte of Greene and a step granddaughter Lori-Anne
Laliberte of Greene.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, South Paris with interment following in Riverside
Cemetery, South Paris.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to
Public Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. by Paris Lodge
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in Mr. Swan's
memory to the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Charitable Trust, P.O.Box 174, Norway,
Mrs. Catherine E. Welch
AUBURN- Catherine E. Welch, 81, of Norway died Wednesday May 10, 2000
at the Clover Manor Estates.
She was born in Lewiston on March 30, 1919, the daughter of Charles
Jr. and Jennie Potter Carr. She graduated from the Maine School for the
She married Henry Getchell who predeceased her in 1976. She remarried
in June of 1978 to Edward Welch.
Mrs. Welch in her earlier years worked as a beautician and in Norway
shoe shops. She then worked for the Baxter School for the Deaf and retired
from there in 1984. Since retiring she has been teaching sign language
as an adult education class in Norway.
She was a member of the Maine Mission for the Deaf and the Gaudellette
Association of the Deaf. Mrs. Welch was known for her talent in crafts
and handywork. She was an exceptional cook and also enjoyed canning.
She is survived by her husband, Edward Welch of Auburn; a daughter
Jane Moore of Stoneham; a sister Irene Chaplin of New Gloucester; two grand
children Gail Morang of South Paris and Lynn Wiles of Oxford; four great
grandchildren; one niece Rita Emch of New Gloucester; seven step children;
39 step grandchildren, 17 great step children and five great great step
There were visiting hours Friday May 12 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral
Home, Norway. Funeral services were Saturday at the funeral home. Interment
followed at the Pikes Hill Cemetery.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Baxter School for the Deaf.
Mrs. Elyse A. Fisher
NORWAY- Elyse A. Fisher, 51, of Oxford died Thursday, May 11, 2000
at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Bethel on September 26, 1948 the daughter of Edward
A. and Georgia Yates Haines.
She graduated from Bethel Academy, going to Women's Unlimited several
years later to be trained to work for the State of Maine. She had been
on a survey crew of the Maine Department of Transportation.
She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, crafts, crafted mice and
her computer. She also loved hummingbirds.
She is survived by three sons, Donald A. Fisher of Turner, Bradley
C. Fisher of Bowdoin and Terrance A. King of South Paris; one brother;
Gilbert Haines of Bethel; three sisters; Nina Smith and Grace Kloock both
of Hillsboro, OR, and Irene Martin of Salem, NH; three grandchildren, Christopher
Fisher of Turner, Savannah E. Fisher of Bowdoin and Jacob A. King of South
Paris; her fiance, Kenneth Knights of Oxford, as well as cousins, nieces
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, May 13, at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, Norway.
Family and friends attended visiting hours on Saturday also. Interment
was in the Webberbrook Cemetery in Oxford.
Those wishing to do so may make contributions to the American Cancer
Society, Box 456, 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
Neil A. Austin
LEWISTON- Neil A. Austin, 65, of Oxford died Thursday, May 11, 2000
at Marshwood Health Care Center after a short and severe bout with cancer.
He was born in Norway, June 20, 1934, the son of Edwin and Dorothy
He attended Norway High School. He retired from C. B. Cummings after
35 years of employment.
He also cleaned at Key Bank in Norway for several years. Always busy
and working, he worked part time at Betsey's in Oxford up until his illness
became too much.
He had lived in Oxford Pines Trailer Park for 25 years. Mr. Austin
loved doing things outdoors, whether it was planting flowers, mowing the
lawn, raking or fixing something around his trailer.
He would do anything for anybody, family or friend. He was always giving
of himself and his time. He enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, and
did beautiful upholstery work. Everything he did was done to perfection.
Also he had a musical ear and could play the piano, accordion, and
violin and had an excellent singing voice.
He was a true animal lover, and loved to go to Skowhegan to visit his
niece's dairy farm.
He will be missed by his family and friends, especially his niece Gerry
and her family, Tracy, Bill and Tyler.
Survivors include two sisters, Karen Stanley and Sylvia Gerlaugh both
of Oxford; a brother, Donald and his wife Dorothy of North Norway; cousins,
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Herman (Stan),
Francis (Zeke), Horace (Bud), and Cecil and one sister, Evelyn.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2000 at 2 p.m.
at the Norway Center Cemetery in North Norway with Pastor Lloyd Waterhouse
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the American
Cancer Society, Maine Division Inc., 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
Arrangements under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.