Miscellaneous Oxford County, Maine Obituaries


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Mr. Arnold A. Gardner
BRIDGTON - Arnold A. Gardner, 72, died Friday, January 7, at a Bridgton hospital. 
He was born at Bridgton on July 24, 1927, the son of Horatio and Alice Sanborn Gardner and graduated from Bridgton High School in the class of 1946. 
He had been employed as a carpenter and handy man and had also worked at the Bridgton Knitting Mill and the Norway Shoe Shop. 
Mr. Gardner enjoyed gardening and selling his vegetables. 
He had lived in Bridgton all of his life and married the former Isabelle Sargent on December 2, 1950. She died on June 6, 1994. 
He is survived by three daughters, Linda Gardner of Bridgton, Cathy Arris Hosty of Bridgton, and Cynthia Gardner of Raymond; one son, Jerry Gardner of Bridgton; nine grandchildren and one great-grand son. 
A memorial service was held on Monday, January 10, at the Second Advent Christian Church in Bridgton. Arrangements were under the care of the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home in Bridgton. 

Mr. Cyrus A. Thyng
LEWISTON-Cyrus A. Thyng, 59, of South Paris died Friday December 31, 1999, at the Central Maine Medical Center. 
He was born in Waterboro on February 29, 1940, the son of Grover and Edna Lane Thyng. He attended schools in Waterboro. 
Mr. Thyng worked as a sawmill operator for most of his life. He had worked at Wilner's Wood Products for 27 years and when they closed down, he moved on to work at C.B. Cummings and Penley's. 
He married Alice Woodworth on March 25, 1978. 
Mr. Thyng was a member of the First Congregational Church of South Paris, the New England Horseshoe Association, and the Maine Horseshoe Association. He was an avid horseshoe player and also enjoyed fishing on the coast for mackerel.
He is survived by his wife, Alice, of South Paris; three stepsons Jerry, Dana, and Chris Benson all of West Paris; his mother, Edna, of Norway; a sister, Marion Harman of Norway and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Fred, and his father. Grover.
There is a memorial service scheduled for 10 a.m., Sunday, January 16, with regular church services in the First Congregational Church of South Paris with Rev. Mark Hatfield officiating. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Mrs. Ruth A. Willis
BRIDGTON - Ruth A. Willis, 99, of Casco died Monday, December 27, 1999 at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in New York City on August 8, 1900, the daughter of Edward and Isabelle McFarland Sherman. 
She was educated in New York schools and had worked for Sears & Roebuck as a switchboard operator for many years. She married Albert Willis.
She is survived by two grandsons, Jeffrey Willis of Santa Fe, NM and Robert Willis of Seattle, WA; a great grandson, Roger Willis, and a great granddaughter, Heather Willis, both of Seattle, WA and one sister, Myrtle Silcox of Florida 
She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, in 1988; a sister, Hope Lancer of New York and a son, Donald Willis. 
At the family's request there will be no services. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Mr. Norman R. Shane
BRIDGTON - Norman (Johnnie Bull) R. Shane, 76, of Naples died Sunday evening, January 9, 2000, at the Bridgton Health Care Center after a long illness.
He was born at Songo Locks, Casco, a son of Frank and Daisy Berry Shane and attended Casco schools.
As a young boy, he worked as a caddie at the Naples Country Club to help his parents support their large family. While in his teens Mr. Shane was employed by the Proctor House in Naples, working in the woods with a team of horses. He then went to work in the South Portland Shipyard as a welder on the Liberty Ships during World War II. 
Mr. Shane joined the U.S. Army and after being discharged, he worked in Connecticut for a while before returning home to drive a school bus for the Lake Region School District. He also worked as a carpenter and for Rossi Construction rebuilding Route 302.
Mr. Shane enjoyed golfing, dancing, bowling, gardening, hunting, and fishing. He was a proud member of the Naples Fire Department, serving as a fire policeman. 
Mr. Shane's first wife, Grace Hoyt, died previously. He was also predeceased by four brothers, Raymond, Tommy, Dwinell, and Carl.
Surviving are his wife, Olive Knight Shane, of Naples; his son, David, and daughter, Diana, both of Auburn; six brothers, Harry of South Casco, Fred Sr. of Oxford, Arnold of Encinitas, CA, Harold of South Portland, Russell of Milton, FL and Roscoe of Naples; five sisters, Alice Dougherty and Mary Jane Doloff, both of Connecticut, June Dearborn of New Gloucester, Sally Gerow of Gray, Josie Wyman of Gorham; two stepsons, David J. Scribner of Clarksville, TN and Randy Scribner of Harrison; his stepdaughter, Connie Arnott, of Harrison; three step-grandchildren; his step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews whom he adored.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, January 13 at 1 p.m. at the Edes Falls Cemetery in Naples. Arrangements are by the Hall Funeral Home of Casco.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Naples Fire and Rescue at P.O. Box 606, Naples, ME 04055. 

Mrs. Hazel L. Allen
SOUTHPARIS - Hazel L. Allen, 95, of North Waterford died Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at the Market Square Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. 
She was born in Bel Isle, Canada on August 13, 1904, the daughter of Charles and Irene Ganong Oneall. 
She graduated high school in Bel Isle and attended college studying physical therapy in Boston, MA. 
She married Albert Allen in 1923 and he predeceased her in 1966. 
Mrs. Allen worked as a nurse for many years in private duty before opening the Open Door Nursing Home in North Waterford in 1955. She ran the nursing home until she retired in 1973. 
She was an active member of the Jehovah's Witness Church in Norway.
She is survived by six daughters, Dorothy MacDonald of North Waterford, Evelyn McAulff of Marlboro, MA, Merle McAllister of North Waterford, Margaret McAllister of North Waterford, Irene Trimback of South Paris, and Ruthie Swett of North Waterford; a son, Albert Allen of North Waterford; 18 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
She was predeceased by her husband, a son, Stanley and a daughter, Phyllis.
Visiting hours were held on Thursday, January 6, at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. Funeral services were held Friday, January 7 in the funeral home with Rev. Norman Rust officiating. 
Interment will be in the spring at the Woodlawn Cemetery in N. Waterford. 
Donations in her memory can be made to the Stoneham Rescue, P.O. Box 42, East Stoneham, ME 04231. 

Mrs. Dorothy E. Walker
WEST PARIS- Dorothy E. Walker, 79, of Norway died Friday January 7, 2000, at the Ledgeview Nursing Home. 
She was born in New Haven, CT on January 29, 1920, the daughter of Edward and Ada Roberts Korn. 
She attended Poland schools and graduated from Mechanic Falls High School in 1938. 
She married Joseph Walker on November 2, 1940 and he predeceased her on August 6, 1998. 
Mrs. Walker worked for many years at Robert Milton Insurance Agency and was also a housewife. 
She was a member of the Second Congregational Church of Norway.
She is survived by her two sons, Robert of Norway and John of Johnson City, Tennessee; four grandchildren Trisha-Daniel of Strong, ME, Melissa Ann of Norway, Jenna-Beth and Lexi-Jo both of Johnson City, Tennessee, and one niece, Jean.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Janice-Marie, and a sister, Gladys Bryant.
A private family graveside service will be held in the spring at the Norway Pine Grove Cemetery. 
Donations in her memory can be made to the Parkinsons Support Group of Augusta, ME. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Mrs. Margaret McCullough Davis
MIAMI, FL - Margaret McCullough Davis, 88, of Greenwood, passed away peacefully on December 18, in Miami, Florida. 
She was born in Camden, NJ, grew up in Glassboro, NJ, and graduated from Glassboro Normal School. 
In 1935, she married Albert Pflomm Davis of Somerdale. They reared four children and were married for nearly 62 years. 
In 1959, they retired to a farm in Greenwood. 
Over the next 40 years, Mrs. Davis sang in the choir of the Second Congregational Church in Norway, served on the Stephen's Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and gave time to the Norway Historical Society. 
She was a member of the Norway Center Church and of the Second Congregational Church of Norway. 
She will be remembered lovingly for her care and concern for others.
She was predeceased by her husband, Albert, and two brothers, George and William McCullough. 
She is survived by a brother, Richard McCullough; two sons, Albert and Robert; two daughters, Elizabeth Ackerman and Margaret Crosbie-Burnett; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, at the First Presbyterian Church in Blackwood, NJ. All are welcome. 
Another memorial service will be held in Norway during the summer of 2000. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Davis Pilgrim Lodge Scholarship Fund of the Second Congregational Church of Norway. 

Mr. Carl R. Eastman
TURNER- Carl R. Eastman, 67, of Turner died at his home on January 5, 2000.
He was born in Mechanic Falls on December 23, 1932 the son of Elmer and Doris Hodgkins Eastman. 
He attended school in Mechanic Falls. 
He was a woodsman, he worked for Franchine Shoe and Palmer Construction in Minot until his retirement. 
He made his home with Marion and Albert Buck of Turner. 
He is survived by one sister, Millie Millett of North Waterford and one niece, Tracy Millett, of Oxford. 
He was predeceased by a brother, John.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 8, at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway with Rev. Janice Wilcox officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Oxford. 

Robert J. Wheelden
GREENVILLE - Robert J. Wheelden, 50, died peacefully Saturday, January 1, while surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. 
He was born November 13, 1949, in Greenville, the son of George and Mary (Gagnon) Wheelden. 
He served his country with two tours of duty in Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force. 
He worked for Great Northern Paper Co. and was a cook for many years. He was formerly from Oxford.
He is survived by his loving mother, Mary Wheelden, of Greenville; two daughters and their spouses, Lisa and Scott Clukey of Cambridge, MA and Marie and Eric Ford of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Jessie, Ryan, and Dylan; two brothers, Richard and Connie Wheelden of Bangor and C. George Wheelden of Portland; one sister and her husband, Donna and Ralph Murray, Sr. of Greenville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; one sister-in-law, Colleen Flynn; and a special friend, Malita Lombert.
A memorial Mass was held on Saturday, January 8, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Greenville, with Father Morin presiding. Burial will be in the family lot in the spring. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to C.A. Dean Hospital Emergency Room, P.O. Box 1109, Greenville, ME 04441. 
Arrangements were under the care of McCrary Funeral Home in Greenville. 

Mr. Lewis J. Lord
BUFFALO, NY - Lewis J. Lord, 83, of Eggertsville, NY, passed away Sunday, January 2, in the Buffalo Veterans' Hospital, following a long illness. 
He was a former resident of Bolster's Mills and South Paris.
Born April 11, 1916, in Harrison, Mr. Lord attended Bridgton Academy. 
He married Frances Virginia Bennett on June 29, 1942. They had four children, David Lewis Lord (deceased), Kathryn Louise Eckert of Salt Lake City, William Edwin Lord (deceased), and Kenneth Richard Lord of Atlanta and eight grandchildren.
A veteran of World War II, Mr. Lord entered combat in the European Theater in the weeks following the Normandy Invasion. 
Wounded in action, he was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Good Conduct Ribbon, and was discharged at the rank of Private First Class.
During his career, Mr. Lord worked as a farmer, logger, tanner, and factory worker in Maine. 
He worked 14 years as a carpenter and security guard at Tooele Army Depot in Utah. 
He retired in 1976, and moved to New York in 1995.
Mr. Lord served as a high priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 
He was a 62-year member of the Masons and a past master of the Crooked River Lodge P of H in Bolster's Mills. 

Mrs. Louise Shipley
NORWAY- Louise Shipley, 69, of Elm Street, Mechanic Falls, died Monday, January 3, 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital. 
She was born in Mechanic Falls, January 9, 1931 the daughter of Henry and Alda Mae Walker Rowe.
She attended Mechanic Falls schoolsand graduated from Mechanic Falls High School in the class of 1949 and recently celebrated her 50th class reunion. She had worked as a receptionist and secretary. 
On May 27, 1950 she married Herbert B. Shipley, together they raised and showed collies for many years.
She was a member of the Collie Club of Maine and had served as secretary and published a newsletter. She was a very creative person, she enjoyed painting with watercolors or oil and antique refinishing. She authored a cookbook and was an excellent seamstress.
Survivors include her husband of Mechanic Falls; a sister-in-law, Dawn Rowe, of Mechanic Falls; one niece, Cheryl Kelly of Brunswick; and a cousin, Marian Bower of Auburn.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 6, 2000 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Mechanic Falls with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery in Poland. 
Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the Lewiston-Auburn SPCA, Hotel Rd., Auburn, ME. 

Mr. Duane S. Littlefield
NORWAY- Duane S. Littlefield, 56, of Gary Street, South Paris died unexpectedly Sunday, January 16, 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Lewiston, May 8, 1943, the son of Donal and Lillian Hutchins Littlefield.
He attended school in South Paris and had worked as a mechanic retiring due to ill health.His interests were cars and collecting various items.
Survivors include his children, Morgan Littlefield of Norway; Joshua of Norway and Dustin of Poland, Terry, David and Duane Newcomb, Shirley Littlefield, Eric and Kelly Richardson and Kurt Littlefield; two brothers, Arlan of Bethel and John of Vass, NC; one niece, Julie Dyer; a nephew, Jody Littlefield and a great niece, Natalie Dyer.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Skeetfield Road, Oxford. Interment will be in the spring in Norway Pine Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Mr. Sidney L. Edwards Sr.
STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT - Sidney L. Edwards Sr., 41 of Norway died unexpectedly Monday, January 10, 2000 in Stafford Springs.
He was born in Poland, August 22, 1958 the son of Maurice and Avis Verrill Edwards Sr.
He attended school in Poland and Lake Region High School. Most recently he had worked for Sikes Tree Service in Connecticut. Before that he had worked in the woods most of his life with his brothers. He was a hardworking man with a big heart who loved his God and people. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, football and was very close to his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his former wife of 24 years, Diana May Edwards, of Norway; one son, Sidney L. Edward, Jr. and his fiancee, Melissa Tremblay, of Lewiston; a daughter, Stephanie Edwards, and her companion, Steven Paxman of Auburn; his parents of Poland; five brothers, Hert and Mark both of Poland, Maurice Jr. of Otisfield, Wayne of Casco and Dale Verrill of Otisfield; two granddaughters, Olivia Tremblay and Alizabeth Edwards.He was predeceased by a brother Irwin who died in 1999.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Mechanic Falls; interment in the Edwards Family Cemetery, Poland.
Family and friends called at the funeral home Friday evening. 

Mr. Frank L. Heath
BRIDGTON- Frank L. Heath, 65, of Harrison died Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton. 
He was born in Gilead on August 25, 1934 the son of Claude and Ruth Heath. 
He was educated in Gilead schools and also Gould Academy. He had worked for many years as a self-employed carpenter. 
He was a member of the Ronald St. John Post Veterans of Foreign Wars in Harrison. 
Mr. Heath served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. 
He had lived in Harrison for many years. 
He is survived by a long time companion, Gail Metcalf, and her children Patricia Hayes of Falmouth and Michael Metcalf of Porter; a daughter, Carol, and son-in-law, Tom Wyman, of Norway; four grandchildren, Jessica Hayes of Washington State, Melonie Hayes of New Gloucester, Heather Wyman and Miranda Corbett both of Norway; brother, Kenneth Keith Heath of Lisbon, NH, and two sisters, Beverly Presby of New Hampshire, and Roberta Stowel of Massachusetts.
Funeral services were held Sunday, January 16, 2000 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.
Interment will be in the Finnish Cemetery in Harrison in the spring. 
Family and friends attended a visitation Saturday evening at the funeral home. 
Donations in Mr. Heath's memory may be sent to Community Health Services, 107 South High St., Bridgton, ME 04009. 

Mr. W. Ballard Nash Sr.
LEWISTON - W. Ballard Nash Sr.,75, of Poland Spring died Thursday, January 13, 2000 at Central Maine Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born in Worcester, MA, the son of Edward F. and Jennie Churchill Nash. He received his education in Worcester schools and graduated from South High. 
Following graduation he joined the Navy in 1943 and worked as an Aviation Electronic Technician Mate Third Class. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the American Area Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
After returning from the service he moved to Maine where he worked for Snow's Inc. of Auburn as the electronic technician.He started his own business Bal's TV in 1962. In the 1970s he went to work for Eastern Security Systems retiring in 1988 due to ill health.
He became a member of Tyrian Lodge #73 AF&AM in 1964 and was Master in 1970. He was honored as mason of the year in 1993.
For many years he held the title assembler of words as he put together the monthly newsletter for all the organizations meeting at the Masonic Temple.
Mr. Nash was one of the original members of the Poland Fire Department in 1967. He was chief of both the Fire and Rescue Departments from 1975 through 1977 after the retirement of Raymond Waterhouse Jr. He became the first Emergency Medical Technician in the Town of Poland and along with his wife, Pat, taught many EMT and Crash Injury courses. He was also an instructor for the Maine Safety Council teaching first aid.
He was a member of American Legion Post 150 in Mechanic Falls, which awarded him Citizen of the Year in 1994.
Mr. Nash was a former member of the Poland School Committee, Poland Planning Board, Poland Community Club and a life member of the Poland Historical Society. He was also correspondent and on the board of directors of the Poland News Flash.
In 1990 he was awarded the Sabbathday Lake Grange Community Service Award and in 1995 the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Adams Nash, of Poland Spring; one daughter, Karen Renard, and her husband, Gary, of Auburn; two sons, W. Ballard, and his wife, Luvon, of Poland and Michael and his wife, Cheryl, of Westbrook; one granddaughter, Regina, of Poland and one grandson, Ethan, of Westbrook; one brother, Edward F., of Norway. and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert C., in 1998.
Visiting hours were held Saturday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,,Mechanic Falls where masonic services were also conducted at 7:30pm.A funeral service will be held Sunday the Poland Community Church.
Spring interment will be in Highland Cemetery,West Poland.
Those who wish may make memorial gifts in his memory to the Poland Fire Department Honor Guard, P.O.Box 176, Poland,ME. 

Mrs. Edith Hodge Douglass
BUCKFIELD- Edith Hodge Douglass, 88, died Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, in Norway. 
Born in Cleveland , Ohio on April 18, 1911, she was the daughter of Harold and Florence Holman Hodge. 
She was educated in Cleveland and Buckfield schools and graduated from Buckfield High School in the class of 1928. 
Mrs. Douglass was a homemaker, and had been employed at various times at the Hebron Sanatorium and the Maine Apple Growers Association. 
She was a member and past President of the Buckfield Senior Citizens, the Mountain Grange of North Buckfield , the Buckfield Literary Club, and was the director of the SAD 39 Minstrel Show for several years. 
She married Leslie W. Douglass on August 14th ,1938; he died on July 17, 1972. 
Mrs. Douglass is survived by two sons, Daniel L. and Leslie H., both of Buckfield; two daughters Sandra Bargo of London, KY, and Susan Fournier of Buckfield; one sister, Geneva Gagnon of Buckfield, 16 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by two daughters, TonyDouglass and Roberta McAllister; a son, Michael, and three sisters, Hilda Heald, Marguerite Bessey and Elizabeth Knight.
There are no services at this time . A graveside service will be held at the Damon Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers please make contributions inMrs. Douglass' memory to the Ledgeview Living Center Activity Fund, 141 Bethel Road West Paris, ME 04289.
Arrangements are under the care of the Andrews Funeral Home, Buckfield. 

Mrs. Myrtle Hendrikson Thurlow
WEST PARIS - Myrtle (Hendrikson) Thurlow, 94, of South Woodstock, widow of Arthur N. Thurlow, died Tuesday morning, January 11, at the Ledgeview Nursing Home, where she had been a patient. 
Mrs. Thurlow was born in South Woodstock on May 21, 1905, the daughter of the late Fred and Georgia (Whitman) Hendrikson. 
She attended South Woodstock schools and Pine Tree Academy, then located in Auburn. 
In 1926 she married Arthur N. Thurlow, who died in 1986.
A homemaker, she, at various times, taught school at the South Woodstock Union School, and engaged in private duty nursing care in the local area.
Mrs. Thurlow was a member of the Woodstock Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the Willing Workers of South Woodstock. 
She is survived by a son, Leslie Thurlow, of South Woodstock; two daughters, Polly Bean, of South Paris, and Elaine Wilday, of South Woodstock; 10 grandchildren: Brian Bean, Douglass Bean, Bruce Thurlow, Mark Thurlow, Leslye Hewett, Lisa Thurlow, Kendy Lane, Roger Wilday, Randy Wilday, and Kerry Stong; 15 great grandchildren, and five great, great grandchildren. 
Mrs. Thurlow was predeceased by a grandson, Stuart Thurlow,as well as a sister, Mary Fleming and a brother, Alvah Hendrikson.
Friends called at the Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock, on Thursday. 
Funeral services at the S. Woodstock S.D.A. Church on Friday. 
Interment will be at Wayside Cemetery, West Paris, in the spring.
Friends who wish may make donations to The Activity Fund, Ledgeview Nursing Home, 141 Bethel Rd., West Paris, ME 04289; or: Stuart Thurlow Field Memorial Fund, c/o Leslie Thurlow, Box 331, West Paris, ME 04289. 

Mr. Joseph Giansanti
PORTLAND - Joseph Giansanti, 50, of Harrison, died Wednesday, January 12, at Maine Medical Center, following an accident. 
He was born March 31, 1949, in Hartford, CT, the son of Wherry and Marie (Tedone) Giansanti. 
After attending school, he served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. 
Mr. Giansanti was a member of the VFW, Harrison Friendly Riders, and the United Bikers of Maine. He was a retired disabled veteran. 
Mr. Giansanti is survived by his wife, Marilee (Poirier); two children, Danielle and Cosmo Giansanti of Norway; two sisters, Grace Scollo and Betty Anne Peterson; and his father, Wherry Giansanti of Walden, NH. He was predeceased by his mother, Marie, and a sister, Bernadette. 
A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, January 22, at 11 a.m. in the St. Joseph Church in Bridgton.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a trust fund for Joseph's children. Send donations to Beth Peavey, P.O. Box 745, Harrison, ME 04040. 

Mrs. Carrie S. Belanger
NORWAY- Carrie S. Belanger, 75, of Oxford died Sunday, January 16, 2000 at the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center. 
She was born in Oxford on May 28, 1924, the daughter of John Herbert and Isabelle Thurlow Ellsworth. 
She was educated in Oxford schools. She had worked for many years as a foreman in the spinning department at Robinson Manufacturing in Oxford. 
She married Irving Kippy Clifford Belanger in 1939 and he died in 1977. 
She is survived by a son, Barry of Auburn; three grandchildren, Denice Belanger, Brett Belanger and David Cummings all of Oxford; three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Shauna Cummings and Kelsey DeBlois. 
She was predeceased by a son, Bruce in 1991.
A gathering for Family and Friends was held at the home of Denice Belanger on Tuesday, January 18, 2000. 
Services will be held in the spring at a time and date to be announced. Donations in Mrs. Belangers memory can be sent to either the Oxford Rescue or the Women's Auxiliary. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 230 Main St., Norway. 

Mr. Leslie Eugene Hall
LEWISTON - Leslie Eugene Hall, 56, of Oxford died unexpectedly Monday, January 10, 2000 at the Central Maine Medical Center. 
He was born in South Paris on March 22, 1943, the son of Linwood and Rowena Keene Hall. 
He was a graduate of Oxford High School in 1961 and Hanson's Barber School of Lewiston in 1962. 
Mr. Hall worked as a barber in North Windham from 1962 to 1974. 
He married Suzanne Thurlow on April 19, 1964. 
In 1974, Mr. Hall followed a lifelong dream and became a dairy farmer creating the Crestholm Farm on Pigeon Hill, Route 26, in Oxford. 
In the recent years he continued farming with his son Brian. The Hall family is a member of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and were voted Top Herd in Oxford County by the organization. 
In 1995, Mr. Hall received the Cooperator of the Year Award from the Oxford County Soil & Water District. He was also a member of the Maine Farm Bureau. 
Mr. Hall loved to go snowmobiling and was a charter member of the Rock-O-Dundee Riders Snowmobile Club. He always enjoyed spending time with his family and trips taken with them to their camp in Starks especially in the winter, which was his favorite season.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, of Oxford; a son, Brian Leslie Hall, of Oxford; two daughters, Laurie Ann and son-in-law Scott Huff of Norway and Marcia Hall Morse of Oxford; his mother, Rowena Donnell, of Pownal, his step mother, Barbara Hall, of Oxford; a brother, Rodney, of Florida; a half brother, Wayne Tripp of Oxford; one grandson, Shawn Morse of Oxford; twin grand daughters, Emily and Anna Huff, of Norway; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours held Friday evening, January 14 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. Funeral Services were held Saturday in the Oxford Congregational Church with Rev. Bruce Tyner. Interment followed at the Pigeon Hill Cemetery in Oxford. 
Donations in his memory can be made to the Beryl Moore Scholarship Fund, 196 Whittemore Rd., Oxford, ME 04270 or the Rock-O-Dundee Riders Snowmobile Club Scholarship Fund, c/o Treasurer Ann Bellwood, 33 Skeetfield Rd., Oxford, ME 04270. 

Mr. Paul E. Hartson
GRISWOLD, CT - Paul E. Hartson, 69, of Griswold, died Saturday, January 8, at his home.
He was born March 11, 1930, in New York, NY, a son of the late Edward and Kathryn (Heikkinen) Hartson. 
He attended school in Otisfield and Fryeburg Academy. 
He achieved his Master's Degree in Electromechanical Engineering, applying those skills in his job as a Design and Service engineer at United Technologies Otis Elevator Division. 
Mr. Hartson served in the U.S. Army and participated in the Korean War.
On September 29, 1966, he married Irma Summanen in Baltimore, MD. She survives. him.
Mr. Hartson was a member of the Masons. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and his summer residence in Maine.
Besides his wife, survivors include two brothers, Albert Merrick of Shirley and Alfred Merrick of Oxford. He was predeceased by a son, Robert E. Hartson.
Private arrangements were held in Connecticut. 

Ms Pauline M. Blodgett
SOUTH PARIS - Pauline M. Blodgett, 88, of Norway died Monday, January 10, 2000, at the Market Square Health and Rehabilitation Center. 
She was born in Boston, MA on October 3, 1911, the daughter of Helen Blodgett Mills. 
She attended schools in N. Abbington, MA. 
Ms Blodgett was a homemaker and caregiver to children as well as working in local industries for many years. 
She worked for Wilner's Wood Products for 14 years, and B.E Cole and Miller Shoe for 13 years. 
She was a member of the 4H club, Oxford County Senior Citizens Group, Friendly Senior Citizens Group, and the Pythian Sisters. 
Pauline was famous for her delicious rolls she would make for friends and family.
She is survived by two brothers, Ralph Mills, of Lady Lake, FL and Robert Mills of Connecticut; a sister Dorothy Mills of West Morland, NH; one nephew; three great nephews and a cousin, Allen Blodgett.
She was predeceased by a sister Barbara.
In the spring, the family is planning a memorial service that will be announced at that time. Donations in Ms Blodgett's memory can be made to your favorite charity. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Mr. Kilby T. Kline
SUDBURY, MA - Kilby T. Kline, 86, of Sudbury, died Thursday, January 6, at his home. 
He was the husband of Gertrude F. Kline to whom he was married for 57 years.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late William and Anne (Fraser) Kline. 
He was a former Eagle Scout, a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War II, and a past Commodore of the Waquoit Bay Yacht Club.
He attended Northeastern University and for many years was a broker in the wool industry.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his brother William of Needham; sons, Thomas of Exeter, NH, Kevin of Lexington, KY, Peter of Sudbury, and Kenneth of Cataumet; daughter, Karen Kline Munday of Oxford; and 11 grandchildren.
A memorial mass was held on Saturday, January 15, at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Sudbury. 

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