Funeral Notices

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BECHARD – Rosaire A., 78, a resident of Auburn, died in Auburn, April 1. Committal services will be held Wednesday, at 9 a.m. at the new Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. At his request, there will not be any visitation. Arrangements by the family owned Pinette Funeral Home, 87 Bartlett St., 784-4023.

CAOUETTE – Thomas P., 50, of Wales, died in Lewiston on April 1. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. WEDNESDAY at Holy Cross Church. Spring burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. TUESDAY at the family-owned PINETTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1065 Lisbon St., 784-4023.

COLBY – Rita E., 66, of Rumford, died unexpectedly April 2. There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, at St. Athanasius & St. John Catholic Church. Spring interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to McKennel’s Animal Adoption Agency, 88 Hall Hill Road, Rumford, ME 04276, or the Rumford Center United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. David Kimball, 63 Kimball Road, Rumford, ME 04276. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford ME. 364-4366 www.dignitymemorial.com

Coleman – Raymond A., 91, of Poland, died in Poland on Sunday, April 2. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 26 West Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with a Masonic service performed by Tyrian Lodge 73 at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Evie Starbird officiating. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanic Falls. Donations in Mr. Coleman’s memory can be made to the Minot United Methodist Church, Minot Corner, P.O. Box 63, Minot, ME 04258, or Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

CROTEAU – Thomas A., 27, of Lewiston, died April 1. Visitation at FortinLewiston is Wednesday, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service to follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Those wishing to make donations in his name may do so to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 420 Poland Spring Road, Auburn, ME 04210, or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 Auburn Road, Portland ME 04101. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 70 Horton St., LEWISTON, 784-4584. www.dignitymemorial.com

GAGNE – Norman J., 76, died in Augusta, April 1. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, where members of Le Club Calumet are asked to meet at 7 p.m. for a prayer service, and where members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks are asked to meet at 7:30 p.m. for a prayer service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Burial will be at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the funeral home website at www.plummerfh.com

GELINAS – Muriel, 83, of Lewiston, died April 1 in Portland. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Church. Interment will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be private. ALBERT & BURPEE FUNERAL HOME.

HARPER – John P. I. Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, April 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at Gracelawn with military honors. In John’s name, donations may be made to the: Maine Veterans’ Home, 477 High St., South Paris, ME 04281, or Androscoggin Kidney Center, 1100 Minot Ave., Auburn, ME 04210. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, LLC, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME 04240.

LABBE – Joseph Leo, died in Westerly, R.I., March 25. Military services will be held on April 6 in Exeter, R.I.

LABRECQUE – Marcel died on March 30. Commital at Maine Veterans’ Cemetery on Wednesday, April 5, at 1 p.m. Donations may be made to St. Mary’s Regional Hospital, P.O. Box 291, Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04243-9970. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lewiston, Ash St., 784-4584. www.dignitymemorial.com

TUCKER – Benjamin Jr., died in Augusta, April 2. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 8, at the Norway Universalist Unitarian Church on Main Street, Norway. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Marion Allen Tucker Memorial Scholarship for the Healing Arts, c/o Maranacook Community High School, 45 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355.

WASS – Patricia J., 81, of Auburn, died in Auburn April 2. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at the GUY B. DOSTIE FUNERAL HOME, 101 Pine St., Lewiston. Interment in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m.

WHITE – Alice. A graveside service will be held April 24, at 10 a.m., Mount Auburn Cemetery. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Whisper Glider Fund, Marshwood Health Facility, 33 Roger St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

WHITE – Edna E., 95, died in West Paris, April 3. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Calvary Bible Church in South Andover. Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover. Friends are invited to call at the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Those who desire, may contribute to the Calvary Bible Church, 1063 South Main St., Andover, ME 04216 in her memory. Online condolences and shared memories may be expressed at meaderfh@gwi.net.

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