Miscellaneous Oxford County, Maine Obituaries

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Roland R. Delamater
1998-05-14
NORWAY Roland R. Delamater, 81, of Oxford, died Saturday evening at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway after a brief illness.
He was born March 6, 1917 at Augusta, the son of Laurence C. and Ruth E. Delamater. He was educated in Augusta and Lewiston area schools and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1935. Later he entered the US Army and was a veteran of World War II.
He married the former Yvonne Labonte on October 28, 1939 and they made their home in Greene and Lewiston until 1959 when they purchased Oxford Pines Resort in Oxford.
Mr. Delamater had an active career in the Lewiston-Auburn area where he retired in 1982 after many years as a licensed securities broker with the New York and other major stock exchanges. He and his wife moved to Myrtle Beach, SC, to spend winters beginning in 1982 and returned each summer to Maine.
Mr. Delamater enjoyed studying the Bible and recently completed an extensive writing on the Old Testament.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roland C. Delamater and his wife Sheila of West Paris, and James D. Delamater and his wife Jean of Oxford; a sister, Roberta Picard of Branson, FL; two grandsons, Christopher and Matthew Delamater, both of Oxford; two step-grandchildren, Briana Cannulli and Heith Bernard and many nieces and nephews.
At his request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral. 

Vivian A. McAllister
1998-05-14
SOUTH PARIS Graveside services will be held for Vivian A. McAllister on Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris. 
Arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Winfield H. Bennett
1998-05-14
SOUTH PARIS Graveside services will be held for Winfield H. Bennett on Saturday, May 16 at 3 p.m. at the Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris. Arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Fred M. Warren, Jr.
1998-05-14
BUCKFIELD Funeral services for Fred M. Warren, Jr., 50, of the East Buckfield Road, Buckfield were held Wednesday morning, May 6, at the Buckfield Community Church with the Rev. Eva Thompson officiating. Interment was in the Buckfield/Damon Cemetery. Bud Abbott, Roland Warren, Randy Jones, Leon Warren, Walter Warren and Dan Watkins served as bearers. 

Anita C. Rogers
1998-05-14
SOUTH WOODSTOCK Memorial Services for Anita C. Rogers will be held on Saturday, May 16 at 3 p.m. at the Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock. 
Interment will follow in the Wayside Cemetery located in West Paris. 

Edward T. Diamant
1998-05-14
OXFORD Graveside services will be held for Edward T. Diamant on Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Oxford. Arrangements are by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Keith S. Roberts
1998-05-14
CAMBRIDGE, MA Keith S. Roberts, 31, died on May 6, 1998 at Youville Lifecare Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Roberts was born on August 23, 1966 and lived his entire life in Cambridge. He attended Ringe and Latin School in Cambridge and was a manager at McDonald's.
He is survived by his mother, Peggy Roberts and Ronald Dillingham, lovingly known as `Pa,' of West Paris; his wife Martha of West Paris; a brother Kevin Roberts, Sr., of West Paris, two sisters Jane Roberts of Glen, NH, and Kathy Smith and her husband, Joe, of Sommerville, MA; a niece Kristina Smith and a nephew, John Roberts, Jr.
There were no services. 

Joyce M. Keach
1998-05-14
WEST PARIS Joyce M. Keach, 70, of West Sumner, died on Friday, May 8, 1998, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Barbie Keach, of West Paris, after a short illness.
Born in Vienna on September 10, 1927, to Eugene and Angie (Weston)
Weymouth, she was later adopted by Judge John H. and Della (Davis) Maxwell on October 1, 1928.
She attended school in Auburn and Florida, graduating at 16 from St. Petersburgh High School in Florida. She attended two years at the Farmington State Teachers College, Farmington.
On April 21, 1949, Joyce married Willard Keach in Maine. He died in 1980.
She was a member of the West Sumner Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed church and teaching in the Christian School up to one month before her death. She also enjoyed gardening and quilting, but her greatest joy was her family.
She is survived by 10 of her children, Betty, Wilma, Bill, Della, Jim, Rick, Bob, Dan, Ron, and Steve; 12 grandchildren; her sister, Lillian; a twin brother, John, and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Willard, and two daughters Lorene and Baby Keach.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, May 11 at the West Sumner Baptist Church with interment in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Auburn. Officiating at the services was the Rev. Larry Thurlow. Bagpiper George Pulkinen played a number of hymns at the cemetery including `Amazing Grace.' Serving as bearers were sons James, Richard, Robert, Daniel, Ron, and Steve Keach. Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock was in charge of arrangements. 

Myrtle B. Bisbee
1998-05-14
MECHANIC FALLS Myrtle B. Bisbee, 80, of Jordan Road died Saturday evening, May 9, 1998, at her home.
She was born in Mechanic Falls on March 31, 1918, the daughter of Daniel and Lucy Stewart Coleman.
She attended Mechanic Falls schools and graduated from Mechanic Falls High School. She worked at Poland Spring Inn Job Corp and Auburn Nursing Home and worked cleaning houses. Mrs. Bisbee was a 63-year member of Oxford Grange where she was a past master, overseer and lecturer. She was a member of the Maine State Grange and National Grange and was a Junior Deputy of the state grange for 20 years. She was a CWA leader of Oxford Pomona #2. She married Lewis Bisbee on May 7, 1938.
Survivors include her husband of Mechanic Falls; three sons and their wives, Daniel and Betty of Portsmouth, NH, Rodney and Vicki of West Poland and Leland and Terry of Mechanic Falls; a sister, Hazel Conant of Mechanic Falls; a brother, Raymond Coleman of Poland; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Bisbee was predeceased by a brother, Ray Coleman, and a sister Methyl Gagne.
Graveside services were held Wednesday at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. Oxford Grange conducted public memorial services. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to the Oxford Grange Scholarship Fund, c/o Hazel Conant, 71 Jordan Road, Mechanic Falls. Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Mechanic Falls was in charge of arrangements. 

Marie J. Doane
1998-06-11
Marie J. Doane, 69, of Mechanic Falls died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at her daughter's home after a long illness.
She was born in Buckfield, May 29,1929, the daughter of Charles and Ione Conant Allen. She graduated from Mechanic Falls High School in 1947 and she attended Mid Maine Business School. 
She married Henry J. Doane on November 8,1947. She had worked in many local establishments. She was Past President and honorary lifetime member of Mechanic Falls Fire Department Auxiliary, a member of the Mechanic Falls Congregational Church where she enjoyed making salads and casseroles for church suppers. She was a member of Dwinal Chapter # 28 Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, bingo and basketball, especially the Celtics.
She is survived by her husband of Mechanic Falls; five children and their spouses, Linda and Norman Boulgier of Randolph, Alan and Melanie Doane of Mechanic Falls, Brian and Ann Doane of Litchfield,NH, Mavis and David Smith of Bedford, MA and Colleen and Richard Fitts of South Paris; nine grandchildren, Amanda Boulgier, Aletha Thompson, Nathan, Laura and Megan Doane, Devin, Dusty and Dasie Smith and Nathan Gunn; one great-grandchild, Dominick Thompson; one brother, Maynard Allen of Ipswich, MA and two sisters, Betty Sawyer of Wiscassett and Ruth Treadwell of Florida. She was predeceased by three brothers Merle, Malcolm and Denton Allen and a sister, Doreen Rhodes.
Graveside services were held Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanic Falls with Rev. Michael Ring officiating.In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts to Mechanic Falls Rescue Association, Mechanic Falls, ME. Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Mechanic Falls was in charge of arrangements. 

Charles N. Herrick
1998-06-11
Charles N. Herrick, age 71, died Friday, June 5, 1998 at Ledgeview Nursing Home in West Paris. 
Mr Herrick was born in Lewiston on March 9, 1927, the son of Charles and Vieno Polyjarva Herrick. He attended Norway schools. Mr. Herrick was boiler technician at the J.P. Cullinan, retiring in 1986.
Mr. Herrick served with the United States Marines during World War II. He later served the United States Air Force Reserve. Mr. Herrick was an avid fly fisherman, and he also enjoyed spending time with his family.
He married the former Nancy McAlister on April 10, 1953; she died on July 23, 1990.
Survivors include a son, Gary Herrick, of Saint Augustine, Florida; a daughter, Charlene Manson, of West Paris; a sister, Rosa Guilford, of South Paris and four grandchildren, Christopher, Heather, Nicole, and Megan.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 12 at the Porter Cemetery, on Porter Road in West Paris. Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock, is in charge of arrangements. 

Alice Kneeland Marr
1998-06-11
Alice Kneeland Marr, 97, of South Waterford died Thursday, June 4, 1998, at the Market Square Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center after being a resident for the past month. 
She was born in Norway on September 20, 1900, the daughter of Warner and Nellie Lord Kneeland. She attended school in South Waterford. Mrs. Marr had worked in her younger days at Morse Orchards and Camp Kokosing. She married Earl L. Marr on May 12, 1919; he predeceased her in 1983. They had four children and lived at their homestead in South Waterford for 74 years. They raised produce for the local canneries for years. Mrs. Marr was a loving mother and housewife for the majority of her life. She was a member of the South Waterford Grange. Mrs. Marr enjoyed being at home and seeing her cat, Felix, her family including all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and her neighbors. Following her recent stroke, she became a resident of Market Square Healthcare.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Earl L. Jr. and Jeannette Marr of Rumford; two daughters, Mary Andrews of North Waterford and Ann Forrest of Kissimee, FL; 20 grandchildren, Earla Marr Gamage, Denis Marr, Danny Marr, June Marr Giambattista, Joan Marr Hamann, Janice Marr Durland, Jeanie Andrews Stone, Clifford Andrews, David Andrews, Thomas Andrews, Linda Marr Pendexter, Frank Marr, Carole Anne Marr Turner, Michael and Randall Morrison, Jaclyn Morrison Proctor; 40 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; four step grandchildren; a daughter-in-law Joan Marr of South Waterford; a sister-in -law Helen Marr Coleman of Auburn; a cousin Althea Sawyer and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son J. Roger Marr; a sister Ruth who died at the age of 33; two sons-in-law Oscar Andrews and Del Forrest and a granddaughter Jackie Marr Mease.
Graveside memorial services were held on Wednesday, June 10 in the Elm Vale Cemetery in South Waterford with Rev. Norman Rust officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Stoneham Rescue, P.O. Box 42, E. Stoneham, ME 04231. Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Nellie A. Cross
1998-06-11
Nellie A. Cross, 81, of South Paris died Saturday June 6, 1998, at the Clover Manor. 
She was born in South Paris on September 13,1916, the daughter of Lewis and Lilla Smith Andrews. She was a graduate of Paris High School and attended college in Springfield, MA. 
She married Edward Cross on September 1, 1941, and he died in 1968. Mrs. Cross worked for L.M. Longley & Son on Main Street in Norway for 33 years. She retired when she was 76 years old. She was a member of the Ladies Circle at the First Congregational Church of South Paris and the Thalian Club. She loved to do a variety of crafts.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Lewis Sr. and Marilyn of Auburn and Phil and Ruth of Jacksonville, FL; a sister and brother-in-law Betty and Al Linscott of Sanford, FL; two grandchildren, Lewis Jr. and his wife Jeannette of Saratoga Springs, NY and Deanna and Paul Shaves of Germany and two great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a grandson Wayne and a sister Clarice
Funeral Services were held Tuesday at Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris with Pastor Donald Cougle officiating. Interment followed at the Riverside Annex Cemetery. 

Bruce W. Rosenberg
1998-06-11
Funeral services for Bruce W. Rosenberg, 39, of Rosenberg Road, West Sumner were held Thursday afternoon at the Paris Hill Baptist Church, with Reverend Russell Lane officiating. Interment was in the Forbes Cemetery. Serving as bearers were Jim Russell, Paul Hucksam, Rick Allen, Frank A. Damon, III, Ryan P. Jack and Barry L. Norton. Arrangements were under the care of the Andrews Funeral Home. 

Hilda K. Healy
1998-06-11
Hilda K. Healy, 88, of Gary Street died Tuesday, June 2, 1998, at her home.
She was born in South Paris, March 3,1910, the daughter of John and Mari Alexandra Huotari Cummings. She attended Paris schools and worked in her younger years as a nanny for a short time. She then worked at the tannery and Cornwall Wood Products and retired from Paris Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Healy was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening and reading and was an excellent seamstress. She was married to Francis J. Healy who died in 1954.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Staples of Oxford and Lynda Healy of Hudson, Ohio; three sons Thomas of Raymond,N.H., Dennis of Camden and Richard of South Paris; a brother, Aarne Cummings of Pittsfield; a sister, Annie Kelleher of Hebron; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Healy was predeceased by a son, Francis J., Jr.; three brothers, Eino, Carl and John Cummings; two sisters, Toini Piirainen and Ella Makela.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Paris with interment in King Hill Cemetery, South Paris under the arrangements of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,South Paris. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mortgage Fund, c/o Fred Walther, P.O. Box 30, West Poland, ME 04291. 

Miss Flora E. Stevens
1998-06-11
Miss Flora E. Stevens, 91, died Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center. 
She was born in Norway, on August 7, 1906, the daughter of Walter H. and Hertha (Hutchins) Stevens. She was a resident of Gary Street in Norway and had lived in the area all of her life. She was a graduate of Norway High School. She worked for B.E. Cole Company in Norway as an office worker until her retirement in 1971.
Survivors include one brother, Walter Stevens of Auburn, and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at the family's convenience at the Norway Pine Grove Cemetery in South Paris. Those who desire may contribute to the Christian Science Church 9 Stevens Avenue, Norway, ME 04268 in her memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader and Son Funeral Home,, Norway. 

Mr. Maurice N. McInnis
1998-06-11
Mr. Maurice N. McInnis, 89, of Norway died Friday June 5, 1998 at the Market Square Health Care Center in South Paris after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Tignish, Prince Edward Island, Canada on May 17, 1909 the son of Maurice and Anne (Ramsey) McInnis. He attended Canadian and Portland Schools. As a young man, he served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He worked many years for shoe factories in Hallowell, Brunswick and Norway. He managed a grocery store in Bethel for a short time. He later owned and operated Modern Shoe Repair in Market Square in South Paris until his retirement in 1974, at which time he kept repairing shoes at his residence on Tucker Street and Fair Street in Norway until illness stopped him in 1993.
Maurice was a communicant of St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Norway. He was a charter member of the Everett W. Benson Council Knights of Columbus in Norway, where he served the council in various positions over the years, recently as Grand Knight and Financial Secretary. He also belonged to the Monsignor Wallace Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in Lewiston.
He was active with the Boy Scouts of America, he served in various leadership positions. He was a well known Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 131 of Norway for many years, currently he served Pine Tree council as an Assistant District Commissioner until his death. He was a recipient of the Silver Beaver for his accomplishments in Scouting. Maurice was a member of the Dioceses of Portland, Catholic Committee on Scouting. He married the former Alice Rose Fontaine in Augusta on May 10, 1927, She died in March of 1974.
Survivors include one son, Merle R. McInnis and his wife Helen of Norway; one brother, Merle McInnis of Lebanon; 10 grandchildren; Nelson McInnis of Iowa, Paul McInnis of Norway, Joseph McInnis of Florida, Percy McInnis of Bryant Pond, Lance McInnis of Buckfield, Dana McInnis of Winslow, Diane Crocker, May Higgins and Lee McInnis of Norway, Bonnie McInnis of Oxford, 15 great -grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a grandson, Gary McInnis in 1957.
Funeral mass was held Tuesday at St. Catherine's Church in Norway. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery, Oxford. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America, 125 Auburn Street, Portland, ME., in his memory.Meador & Son Funeral Home, Norway, was in charge of arrangements. 

Richard N. Perry Sr.
1998-06-18
BUCKFIELD Richard N. Perry Sr., 73 of Buckfield, ME, died Wednesday morning, June 10, 1998, at home surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Hebron, on November 30, 1924, the son of Nelson and Marguerite (Pearl) Perry. He was a graduate of Buckfield High School class of 1942, and a proud Veteran of WW II, serving in the U.S. Army in the European Theater Campaign. He was employed at several local businesses before opening his own business in 1960, Perry's Tire and Service Center in Buckfield from which he retired on June 30, 1989.
He served as a deacon at Buckfield Community Church and was a past Master of the Evening Star Lodge #147. He was an active member of his community serving as the first District Representative for the 20th Masonic District, a member of Streaked Mountaineers Snowmobile Club, Kora Temple of Lewiston, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of both Lewiston and Portland, and a trustee of Zadoc Long Free Library. He also served on the Town Budget and Cemetery Committees for several years. He was a member of the Buckfield Bicentennial Committee in 1993. He was a charter member of the Buckfield Historical Society serving as Treasurer.
He loved snowmobiling, gardening, fishing, golfing, and traveling.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Lila (Turner) Perry of Buckfield; two daughters; Sandra Chamberlain and husband Gerry of Auburn and Suzanne Stevens of West Sumner; a son, Richard Perry Jr. and wife Donna, of Levant; a brother Robert Perry of Hartford; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Roger Perry and a sister, Rita Judd, predeceased him.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 13, at the Buckfield Community Church. Interment was in the Buckfield/Damon Cemetery. Officiating at the services was the Rev. Eva Thompson of the Buckfield Community Church. Evening Star Lodge of Buckfield conducted Masonic services at the church. The Buckfield American Legion Post conducted military services. Serving as pallbearers were Alan and Scott Perry, Gerry and Grant Chamberlain, William Lowell, and Edwin Stevens. Andrews Funeral Home, Buckfield, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers please send donations in Richard's memory to either the Buckfield Community Church or Evening Star Lodge. 

Henry A. Drake, Sr.
1998-06-18
WEST PARIS Henry A. Drake, Sr., 94, died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at the Ledgeview Nursing Home, where he had been a resident.
He was born in Kingfield on August 3, 1903, the son of the late Ernest E. and Carrie (Lothrop) Drake. He received his education in Livermore Falls Schools. On August 14, 1932, he wed the former Ruby Chamberlin, who predeceased him in 1983. He had called West Paris his home since 1995, coming from Dryden, where he lived for 10 years, and Livermore Falls, where he moved in 1941.
An employee of International Paper for more than 25 years, he worked in the lower mill in Livermore Falls for 23 years as a grinder operator. A member of the Senior Citizens Association in Dryden, he also belonged to the Odd Fellows of Canton. An avid candlepin bowler, he enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling. He loved his family and will be remembered for the advice he would give to his family on raising children. Mr. Drake was often heard saying, `You will have a handful with that one.'
Surviving are two sons, Henry Jr. and his wife Corinne of Kents Hill and Glendon and his wife Sandra of Hebron; two daughters, Emily Allen and her husband Chester of richmond and Sylvia Allen and her husband Ashley of West Paris; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Her was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn De Etta, who died in 1938; his stepmother, Viola, who raised Henry; four brothers, Bernard, Ralph, Lester and Roy and three sisters, Lena Hatch, Ruth Tardy and Mary Bean.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the West Sumner Baptist Church. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Canton. Officiating at the services was Rev. Mr. Larry Thurlow. Serving as bearers were Dennis Allen, Bill and Adam Keach, Tim, Terry and James Drake.Those who wish make make memorial donations in Mr. Drakes' memory to the Maine Cancer Society, PO Box 553 DTS, Portland, ME 04112. 

Omer W. Richard
1998-06-18
RUMFORD Omer W. Richard, 75, died Monday, June 15, 1998, at the Rumford Community Hospital, Rumford. A life-long resident of the area, he lived on Granite Street in Mexico.
Mr. Richard was born in Rumford on March 19, 1923 and was the son of Bliss and Amanda (Cormier) Richard. He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford, class of 1942 and served in the Merchant Marines as a Chief Bosin's Mate during WWII from 1942 to 1947 including in the Atlantic.
He had worked as a foreman on the rewinders at Boise Cascade Paper Co. in Rumford for over 47 years until his retirement in 1986.
He attended the Church of Good News in Rumford; was a member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post 424, American Legion; a former member of Oakdale Country Club in Mexico where he loved to play golf, former member of Rumford Maine Lodge # 862, B. P O.E., and was a member of the Boise Cascade Paper Co 25 and 40 Year Clubs.
Mr. Richard was married in Mexico on December 18, 1948 to the former Carolyn Butterfield who survives of Mexico. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Peter (Linda) LaPlante of Rumford and Mrs. Larry (Kim) Chase of Lisbon Falls; a son, Mark and his wife, Penny, Richard of Lewiston; two sisters, Mrs. David (Theresa) Thomas of Mexico, and Mrs. Lou (Leah) Dobi of Fairfield, CT; three brothers, Albert of Milford, CT, Gilbert of Manahawkin, NJ, and Victor Richard of Rumford; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Janice Richard of Norway; seven grandchildren, Brian and Jodie Chase of Lisbon Falls, Jamie Belskis of Rumford, Chelsie, Caitlin and Shawn O'Connell of Rumford, Michaela Schmitt of Vancouver, WA; two aunts, Mrs. Leah McCleary and Mrs. Arlene Pineau of Rumford. He was predeceased by two brothers, Norman Richard and Edward `Didi' Richard; a daughter, Karen Richard, who died in 1976 and a son, Steven Richard, who died ill 1991.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 18, at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford, with Rev, Lawrence Shaw officiating. Interment will be in Farrington-Morton Cemetery, Mexico. 

Lillian Maud (Schwenke) Cotton
1998-06-18
NORWAY Lillian Maud (Schwenke) Cotton, 96, of Norway, formerly of South Portland and Windham, died Tuesday June 9, 1998, at the Norway Rehabilitation Center. 
She was born in Revere, MA, on July 2, 1901, the daughter of Alfred and Eva Hindon Schwenke. She graduated from Denmark High School and Burdette Business College in Boston, MA. She had been a homemaker most of her life. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientists of Portland, and the Mother Church in Boston.
She played cello with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and was a member of Land `O' Lakes Garden Club in Windham.
She married Ralph Gould Cotton on August 18, 1929 and he died on October 12, 1978. 
She is survived by one son, Robert Cotton of Oxford; two daughters, Jean I. Pippin of Naples and Elizabeth M. Stone of Wilton, NH; three grandsons, Mark A. Cotton, Kenneth Pippin, and Patrick Clarke; three granddaughters, Marie A. Hamper, Debra Cross, and Julie Clarke; three great-grandsons, Christopher Hamper, James Cotton, and Jeff Pippin, four great-granddaughters, Katie Marie Cotton, Rebecca Cotton, Alina Cross, and Heather Pippin; three step great-granddaughters, Melissa, Erin, and Sarah Elkins and one great-great-grandson, Jacob.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 
Donations in Mrs. Cotton's memory may be sent to the Christian Science girls' camp Camp Newfound, Harrison, or to the Christian Science boys' camp Owatonna RR1, Box 105, care of Anne Thayer, Harrison. 

Helene Meserve
1998-06-18
STANDISH Graveside services for Helene Meserve were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 13 at the Harding Cemetery in Standish. 
Arrangements were under the direction of the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Fernand "Bidou" Dubois
1998-06-18
WESTFIELD, MA Fernand `Bidou' Dubois, 76, of Norway died Friday, June 12, 1998. at the Western Massachusetts Hospital after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada on November 4, 1921. 
He lived in Norway, ME for 24 years coming from Springfield, MA. He worked as a painter in the Springfield area and in Maine for many years. 
He leaves his wife, Agatha Gendron Dubois; five sons, Marcel and Robert Dubois of Springfield, MA, Jacques and Philip Dubois of Aggwam, MA, and Norman Dubois of Oxford; three daughters, Fabiola Dubois of Quebec, Lucie Diabo of West Springfield, MA, and Andree Holland of Westfield, MA; a sister Florentine Biron of Drummondville, Quebec; a brother, Roland Dubois, of Drummondville, Quebec; 13 grandchildren including Natasha and Nathan Dubois of Oxford and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Monday in the Sacred Heart Church in Feeding Hills, MA. Committal Services will be held at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris with Father Lawrence Conley as Celebrant Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral, South Paris. 

Estelle A. Ellingwood
1998-06-18
SOUTH PARIS Estelle A. Ellingwood, 78, of Buck Hill Apartments died Friday, June 12, 1998, at her home.
She was born in Hartford, CT, February 19,1920, the daughter of Frederick A. and Irene Barrows Hayes. 
She was a graduate of New Britain High School and Hartford Hospital School of Nursing in 1941. As a registered nurse she worked at Hartford Hospital and Britain Hospital and worked 12 years in the local paper mill. She also had been night supervisor at Clover Manor. She was a former member of Excelsior Grange in Poland. 
She married C. Merle Ellingwood,Jr. on October 23,1944. Mr. Ellingwood died May 4, 1972.
She is survived by a daughter, Lynne Smith of Norway; a grandson, Seth Smith of Norway and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ellingwood was predeceased by two sons, John and Lee and a daughter, Susan.
Graveside services were held Sunday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanic Falls. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to the Paris Public Library, Main Street, South Paris. .Arrangements were under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Theodore Hartley Howe
1998-06-18
WATERFORD Theodore (Ted) Hartley Howe, 84, of Waterford died Monday evening, June 15, 1998, at his home in Waterford after a period of failing health.
He was born in Waterford on April 5, 1914, the son of Harold and Mildred Heath Howe.
During WWII Ted was a first class machinist at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, building a home and living in the Kittery area. He married the former Alice Brown on May 26, 1934 and they were married for over 64 years and Alice died on February 3, 1996.
In 1945, they moved back to Waterford where they spent the rest of their lives raising two children.
Mr. Howe owned and operated a saw mill and lumber business. His dedication to life was exemplified by his dedication to his community, acting as chairman of the school board, selectman of Waterford, and especially serving as Chief of Police. He also served as an Oxford County Deputy Sheriff and as a court officer in Superior Court. After semi-retirement, he worked for Paul Sanborn at Sanborn Machine, as a machinist.
He Was a Past Master of Mt. Tirem Lodge #132 AF&AM and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mr. Howe enjoyed hunting, brook fishing, caring for his land and eating lobster. He is survived by his dear mother Mildred Howe who is 101; one son, Robert and his wife, June, of Spanaway, WA; one daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Paul, Littlefield of Rochester, NH; two sisters, June Starbird of Waterford, and Jean Grover of East Bethel; one brother Paul (Bill) Howe of Norway, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren several nieces and nephews and many friends.
In accordance with Mr. Howe's wishes there will be no funeral friends and family are invited to gather at his home in Waterford on Friday, June 19, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. A committal service at the Elm Vale Cemetery in South Waterford will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway.


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