Funeral Notices

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BLAKE – Juliette S., 86, of Rumford, died unexpectedly Jan. 14. There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, at St. Athanasius-St. John Catholic Church. Spring interment will be in Rumford Center Cemetery. If so desired, contributions in her memory may be made to the Maine Audobon Society, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME 04105. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, ME 04276, 364-4366, www.dignitymemorial.com

CROCKETT – John H., 61, died at his home in Auburn on Jan. 15. There will not be any services at this time. Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.LynchBrothers.com. Arrangements by the family-owned
Dillingham & Son Memorial Chapel and Tribute Center, 62 Spring St., Auburn, 784-6449.

DiSTEFANO – Paul, 68, of Farmington, died at Farmington on Jan. 15. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from the Wiles Remembrance Center,
137 Farmington Falls Road, Routes 2 and 27, Farmington. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Those who desire, may give gifts in his memory to the Franklin Cty. Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938. Winter entombment at the funeral home. Spring burial on Monday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at the Gay Cemetery, South Strong Road. Condolences may be sent to wilesfuneralhomes@verizon.net.

GUAY – Florence A., 95, died on Jan. 16. Visitations at Fortin/Lewiston on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Holy Cross Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Committal St. Peter’s Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services,
Lewiston, 70 Horton St., 784-4584, www.thefortingroup.com

HILL – Elinor Marie died on Jan. 16. An hour of visitation will be on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 3 to 4 p.m. with funeral service at 4 p.m. at Jones, Rich, & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, the Rev. Debra Davis-Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Brooklawn Cemetery on Monday. Elinor’s family has created a memorial of her life. It is available at www.mem.com. Please visit Elinor’s memorial and share your condolences, memories and wishes with her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elinor’s memory to Beacon Hospice Inc., 54 Atlantic Place, South Portland, ME 04106.

LOW – Dr. Arlene Frances, 90, died in Farmington, Jan. 13. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. A time of visitation will also be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, where a funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. at the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington, with the Rev. Dr. Susan Crane officiating. Spring burial will take place at Nobles Ferry Cemetery in Clinton. In lieu of flowers, contribution in her memory may be made to the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, 2 Academy St., Farmington, ME 04938; University of Maine Farmington, Ferro Alumni Center, 242 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938; or the Albion Public Library, c/o Martha Doore, P.O. Box 355, Albion, ME 04910-0355 Condolences may be expressed at www.lawrybrothers.com. Arrangements are with Lawry Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 107 Main St., Fairfield 800-660-2111.

MAYBURY – Richard K., formerly of Auburn, died in Quincy, Mass., Jan. 13. At the request of the family, interment services will be private. Arrangements by Joseph W. Casper and Sons Funeral Home, 187 Dorchester St., South Boston, Mass.

McMAHON – James A., 83, formerly of Auburn, died in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 5. Committal services on
FRIDAY at 9 a.m. at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road Chapel, Augusta. Those wishing, donations for the troops in Iraq in care of the American Legion Post 153, 71 South Main St., Auburn, ME 04210, attention Emmett Stewart. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com. Memorial visitation on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the family-owned PINETTE & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

McCANNELL – Dorothy (Dot) P., 82, a resident of Lewiston, died in Lewiston, Jan. 12. A committal service will be held at a later date in the spring at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. At her request, there will not be any visitation. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com. Arrangements by the family-owned
Pinette and Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, 784-4023.

MURPHY – Ersel A., 102, died in Bethel, Jan. 14. Memorial services will be held at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. Spring burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Rangeley. Memorials in her memory are requested to either the Bethel Church of the Nazarene, Church Street, Bethel, or to the Billy Graham Association. Arrangement by Greenleaf Funeral Home, 37 Vernon St., Bethel.

PLAVIN – Doreen died on Jan. 14. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, Jan. 18, at Temple Shalom, at 10 a.m. Internment will be at Beth Jacob Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Temple Shalom Synagogue, 74 Bradman St., Auburn, ME 04210, or to the charity of your choice.
Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

WRIGHT – Mary M., 73, died on Jan. 14. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of her life at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, at the Farmington Community Center on Middle Street. Arrangements are under the direction of
Western Mountains Cremation and Funeral Service, Farmington. In keeping with her generous nature, donations may be made in her memory to the Walton’s Mill Dam Reserve Fund, 153 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938; or to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, High Street, Wilton, ME 04294.

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