Miscellaneous Oxford County, Maine Obituaries


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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.

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 cousins.
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, Maine 04011.
Arrangements are under the care of the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral home Bridgton.

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 accident.
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 Office.
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 shows.
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 neighbor.
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 embroider.
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.

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 Cemetery.

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 him. 
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 them. 
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, Elaine Dutil.
Friends were received at the Greenleaf FuneralHome, Bethel, Wednesday evening. 
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, MA. 
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 level. 
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 Congregational Church. 
Arrangements were under the care of the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home in Bridgton. 
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.

Mrs. Beverly Cronin
LEWISTON - Beverly Cronin, 66, of Oxford died Thursday, November 4, at Central Maine Medical Center after a short illness. 
She was born in Lewiston on June 6, 1933, the daughter of Ernest and Maude (Cox) Patten.
Mrs. Cronin worked as an expeditor for B.E. Cole for many years. 
She was very family oriented and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and at family functions.
She was predeceased by her first husband and father of all their children, William V. Robertson; a brother, Leroy Patten; and her sister, Hazel Williams. 
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Grover, of Oxford; sons, Mitch Robertson of Cudjoe Key, FL, Chris Robertson of Brockton, MA, Matt Robertson of Auburn, Vince Robertson of South Paris; a sister, Lillian Stearns of Norway; brothers, Raymond Patten of Cape Coral, FL and David Patten of Glouster, VA; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A graveside service was held at the Pleasant Pond Cemetery in West Sumner on Sunday, November 7. Arrangements were under the care of Pine State Cremation Service, Greenville. 

Mr. Leo J. Morrissette
SOUTH PARIS - Leo J. Morrissette, 84, of Norway died Tuesday November 9, 1999 at the Maine Veterans' Home in South Paris. 
He was born at Norway on July 16, 1915, the son of Adelard and Emma Roy Morrissette. 
He was a graduate of South Paris High School in 1934. He had worked at A.C. Lawrence Leather, the shoe factory, the novelty mill, and retired from Burlington Homes.
He was a member and communicant of Saint Catherines of Sienna in Norway. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII. 
He was an avid sports fan, playing football, softball, and baseball. He was well known for his umpiring in the Oxford Hills area. 
He married Lucille Frost who died in 1978. He then married Esther Frost in 1981.
He is survived by his wife of Norway; two daughters, Bonnie McAllister of Norway, and Terri Brown of Poland Spring; two sons, Mitchell of Norway, and Michael of Norway; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three step children, Bradley Frost of South Paris, Roberta Atwood of Benton, and Carol Frost of Bridgton; 14 step grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren and two sisters Angelina of Glen Rock, NJ, and Theresa of Rockland. 
He was predeceased by a stepchild, Anita Gatlin; two sisters, Sylvia and Florence and a brother, Ovila.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m.. Saturday November 13 at Saint Catherine's of Sienna in Norway with Fr. Lawrence Conley officiating. 
Interment will be in the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. There will be no visitation. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Morrissette's memory may be sent to either the James McKinney Fund, c/o of the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School 256 Main St. South Paris, Me. 04281 or to the Norway Little League c/o Deb Partridge 256 Main St. Norway, Maine 04268.
Arrangements under the direction of the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway. 

Mrs. Evelyn F. Rogers
NORWAY - Evelyn F. Rogers, 86, of Norway died Monday, November 1, 1999 at the Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center.
She was born in Bethel,July 30, 1913, the daughter of Clyde and Effie Tyler Whitman.
She attended school in Bethel and graduated from Gould Academy.
Mrs. Rogers had worked at Wilner Wood Products and C.B.Cummings Co.
She was a member of the Waterford Congregational Church.
She made her home in Waterford from 1934 when she married Sidney Rogers until 1978 when they moved to Norway. Mr. Rogers died June 22,1984.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers Arthur and Winfield Whitman.
Family and friends attended graveside services Thursday at the Pine Grove Cemetery,West Bethel.
Those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to Stephens Memorial Hospital, Main Street, Norway.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris. 

Mr. Sherman W. Keene
LEWISTON - Sherman W. Keene, 70, of Poland died Thursday, November 4, 1999, at Central Maine Medical Center.
He was born in Poland,March 21,1929 the son of Warren and Nina Strout Keene Sr. He attended school in Poland and worked for Goodyear Tire in Connecticut and Lewiston. He also worked for L&A Tire Co. 
For several years he owned his own tire business in Poland.He had been a security guard at Poland Spring and Liberty Mutual Co.
Mr. Keene was a member of the Poland Community Church.
He enjoyed watching baseball and wrestling, reading his TV Guide but will be remembered most as a hard worker who loved his family.
On October 11,1948 he married Barbara Sawyer.
Survivors include his wife of Poland; two daughters, Gloria Shallcross of Poland, Shelly and her husband, Jim Webster, of Poland; three sons, Alan of Bozrah, CT, Timothy and his wife, Kelly, of Lewiston and Steven of Poland; three sisters, Norrine Bachman of Poland, Wilma Emery of Poland and Myrtle Soucie of Bristol,CT; one brother Warren Keene Jr. of North Norway; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mr. Keene was predeceased by two brothers, Milton and Linwood, and a sister, Erma Keene.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Mechanic Falls with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery, Poland. Family and friends called at the funeral home Friday evening 7-9pm. Those who wish may make memorial gifts to Poland Rescue, P.O.Box 163, Poland, ME. 

Mrs. Colista Stevens
LEWISTON - Colista (Curtis) Stevens, 77, of Auburn, died Friday, November 5, at the Central Maine Medical Center. 
She was born May 11, 1922 in West Sumner, the daughter of the late Haltie and Otis Curtis. 
Mrs. Stevens attended school in Sumner and Paris. She worked in shoe factories in Norway,Rumford, and Lewiston for 40 years. 
Mrs. Stevens was a member of the Wm. A. Barrows Relief Corp for 50 years, Eastern Star in Buckfield, the Universalist-Unitarian Church in W. Sumner, and the Mount Tom Snowmobile Club. She enjoyed growing flowers, attending beano, and being with her children. 
Mrs. Stevens is survived by two sons, Darwin Stevens and his wife, Jane, and Edwin Stevens and his wife, Sue; two daughters, Pauline Kirschner and her husband, Paul, and Jayne Averill and her husband, Edward, all of West Sumner; 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren. 
She is predeceased by her husband, Stanley Stevens and a long-time companion, Romeo Lavoie.
Visitation was held Saturday, November 6, at the Andrews Funeral Home, South Woodstock. Funeral services were held Sunday in the West Sumner Universalist Church. Graveside services followed in the Pleasant Pond Cemetery, West Sumner. 
Contributions in Mrs. Stevens' memory may be made to the West Sumner Universalist-Unitarian Church. 

Mrs. Linda Joan Harrington
BETHEL - Linda Joan Harrington, 64, of Newry, widow of Gerald Harrington, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, November 2, in Bethel. 
She was born in Hanover, March 16, 1935, the daughter of the late Ralph and Dora (Farrar) Richardson. 
Mrs. Harrington attended the Hanover schools and Gould Academy. 
She married Gerald Harrington on October 4, 1952. He predeceased her in May of 1994. 
Mrs. Harrington had a lifelong love and devotion to animals, especially horses, and the farm life. She is survived by three children, a daughter, Peggy Fournier, and her husband Harold, of Windham; two sons, Ralph Harrington, and his wife, Estelle, of Newry and Bradley Harrington of Newry; two sisters, Erma Thurston of Rumford Point and Neda Bartlett of East Bethel; five grandchildren, Carrie, Mary, and Ramsey Harrington and Jarrod and Lindsay Fournier. Besides her husband, she is predeceased by her brother, Herman Richardson.
Visitation hours were on Saturday, November 6, at the Greenleaf Funeral Home in Bethel. Burial was private. 
Friends who wish may donate to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 622 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101, American Lung Association of Maine, 128 Sewall Street, Augusta, ME 04330, or Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, 279 River Road, South Windham 04062. 

Miss Marjorie R. Lawrence
NEW GLOUCESTER - Marjorie R. Lawrence, 72, of Outlet Road, New Gloucester, died Friday morning, November 5, 1999, at her home after a lingering illness. She was surrounded by her family.
She was born in Minot, October 17, 1927 the daughter of Leonard and Grace Leach Lawrence.
She attended school in Minot and graduated from Mechanic Falls High School.
She was employed as a secretary in area shoe shops and retired from Pineland Hospital.
She enjoyed reading, quilting, knitting, was a sports enthusiast and will always be remembered for her generosity.
Survivors include a brother, Earl Lawrence, of New Gloucester; a sister, Bessie Bryant of Minot; seven nieces and nephews Errol, Stanley and Gard Parker, Rodney Bryant, Judy Theriault, Sandra Childs, Robert Bryant and Leonard Lawrence; an aunt, Alice Hopkins of Corrina and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Mechanic Falls with interment in Riverside Cemetery, West Minot. Family and friends called at the funeral home on Sunday. 

Dr. Herbert Davidson Ferris
HOUSTON - Herbert Davidson Ferris went to his final home on November 7, 1999 in Houston, Texas at the age of 90. 
He was born May 3, 1909 in the Bronx, New York. He graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1928 and Cornell University in 1932. He was a member of Delta Sigma Phi. He also graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery in 1937 and was a member of Psi Sigma Alpha.
On January 23, 1933 he married Laura Evelyn Hunter and they moved to Maine in 1938. He had a family practice in Oxford and Mechanic Falls until his retirement in June of 1974.
Dr. Ferris was a member of Kiwanis, the Masonic Lodge Council Chapter, Scottish Rite Valley of the Androscoggin, and Oxford Lodge 18. 
He was a member of the Congregational Church in Oxford and he enjoyed skiing, hunting, fishing, boating and gardening.
Dr. Ferris was predeceased by his parents, Herbert William Ferris and Colina Davidson Ferris; one brother, Douglas Ferris and his wife, Laura Hunter Ferris. 
He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Ferris Newton of Freeport, Texas; daughter, Cynthia Anne Fricks, of Houston, Texas; son, Herbert James Ferris of Bowdoin, four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church in Oxford on Monday, November 15, 1999 at 11 a.m. There will be a private burial service. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to River Ridge Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center, 79 Cat Mousam Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043, or to your favorite charity. 

Mrs. Muriel Erla Boyker Faudi
NORWAY - Muriel Erla Boyker Faudi passed away Tuesday, October 26, 1999 in Norway, at the age of 88. 
Mrs. Faudi was born on January 20, 1911 in Naples, the daughter of the late Miriam Richardson Boyker and former State Senator Henry W. Boyker.
Mrs. Faudi grew up in Portland, graduating from Deering High School in 1929, the Maine Business Institute and from Westbrook Seminary and Junior College in 1931, with specialties in journalism, music and dramatic arts. 
She was a member of the Women's Choral Society while at Westbrook Junior and Director of the Glee Club at Fraternity House. She studied voice under the direction of Susan G. Coffin and music appreciation under the direction of Ruth Ellen Dodds. Mrs. Faudi founded the first sorority in Rhode Island, Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, while residing in Providence. Mrs. Faudi was a very active member of Clark Memorial Methodist Church in Portland where she directed the choir for many years. 
Mrs. Faudi sold the first burial plot at Brooklawn Memorial Park at its inception in 1935. 
On March 6, 1942, she married Phillip Harvey Faudi, D.C., of Riesel, Texas who predeceased her on February 21, 1987. 
In 1952 Mrs. Faudi moved to Bethel, Maine where she has resided until her death. Mrs. Faudi was very actively involved in the Bethel United Methodist Church, acting as Lay Leader for two years, interim Pastor, Church Missions, Bible Study class for 17 years, Pastor Parish Relations Committee, President, Bethel United Methodist Women, eight years, Chair, Worship Committee, five years, Prayer and Self-denial Coordinator, two years and Friday Gift Shop Sales, 15 years. 
In 1994, Mrs. Faudi was recognized among outstanding church women. She helped institute the meal site in 1993 and was chair for the 100th Anniversary Celebration.
Mrs. Faudi served as President for the Bethel Senior Citizens for 10 years, was Sunshine Chair for six years, member of the Bethel Historical Society, was Rotary Award Recipient for outstanding service to the community and was call-in for the Pine Tree Transit Bus for 15 years. 
She is survived by two children, a son, Phillip Calef Faudi and his wife, Rita, of Turner and a daughter, Stephanie Miriam Faudi Emens, of Norway; two grandchildren, Courtney Taylor Emens and Whitney Boyker Emens and 15 nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Faudi was predeceased by her parents, husband, Phillip Harvey Faudi, two half-sisters, Corinne Holt of Wilton, and Marilyn Hammel of Tampa, FL.
Funeral services were held on Monday, November 1, at the Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry Nickerson officiating. A fellowship of celebration followed. Graveside services were then be held at the Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland 
Friends who wish may donate to the Audubon Society of Maine, Gilsland Farm, P.O. Box 6009, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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