Funeral Notices

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Arsenault – Raymond Joseph, 80, formerly of Rumford, died Jan. 1, in Pittsfield. Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at S.G. Thibault Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at St. Athanasius-St. John Catholic Church. Spring interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Relatives and friends who desire may pay tribute to Raymond at www.mem.com. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, ME 04276, 364-4366, www.dignitymemorial.com

BUCHANAN – Robert Porter, 92, died in Auburn, Jan. 1. The funeral will be held on Monday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 78 Pleasant St., Auburn, 782-1346. There will be food and fellowship after the service, in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME, 04210. His ashes will be buried in the family plot at Mount Auburn Cemetery in the spring.

Cote – Germaine, 97, of Auburn, died in Lewiston Jan. 1. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. Interment in the family lot at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com. Visitation on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the family-owned Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

CREAMER – Theresa Beal, 87, of Auburn, died in Auburn, Dec. 31. Funeral services will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park in the chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. Those wishing to make donations in her memory may do so to Court Street Baptist Church, 129 Court St., Auburn, ME 04210, or American Heart Association, 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 217 Turner St.,
Auburn, 783-8545, www.thefortingroup.com

DEVEREUX – Eileen Wade, 94, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston, Dec. 31. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on
Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. Interment in the family lot at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Online condolences and sharing of memories can be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com. Visitation on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the family-owned Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

DUMONT – Irene B., 87, a resident of 33 Roger Ave., Lewiston, died in Lewiston, Dec. 28. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on
SATURDAY at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, with committal prayers to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Holy Family Catholic Educational Endowment, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04240 in Irene’s memory. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com. Arrangements by the family-owned DILLINGHAM & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 62 Spring St., Auburn, 784-6449.

FREUDENBERG – Roy Albert, 60, died on Jan. 3. Relatives and friends may visit at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, One Church St., Augusta on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be at the new Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta on Monday at 10 a.m., www.khrfuneralhomes.com

GRIMMEL – Bertha M. Plante “Bertie,’ 74, died on Dec. 25, 2006. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at Legacy House Memorial Chapel. Sandy requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Bertha’s name to Hospice Legacy House, 9505 SW 110th St., Ocala, FL., 34481. Arrangements are by Florida Cremation Society, 708 SW 2nd Ave, Ocala, FL 34474.

JONES – Mary M., 70, of Minot, died in Minot, Jan. 1. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at the Congregational Church on Elm Street in Mechanic Falls on Monday, Jan. 8, at 9:30 a.m. There will also be an opportunity to visit with the family at the same church Sunday, Jan. 7, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

KING – Archie E. Jr., 73, of Livermore Falls, died in Livermore Falls, Monday, Jan. 2. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at
FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Spring interment at Pleasant View Cemetery in Livermore Falls. If desired, contributions may be made to the family of Archie E. King Jr., c/o Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St.,, Livermore Falls, ME 04254. Messages of condolence may be sent to finley@exploremaine.com

LACASSE – Lucien P., 79, died in Berlin, N.H., Jan. 2. Friends and relatives may call on Friday, Jan. 5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High St., Berlin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 6, at noon at St. Anne Church of the Good Shepherd Parish, 345 Pleasant St., Berlin, NH 03570. Full military honors will be given after the Mass outside the doors of the church. Interment will follow at St. Kieran Cemetery, Hutchins Street, Berlin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Health Care Services Activity & Scholarship Fund, 611 Sullivan St., Berlin, NH 03570.

LANE – Parker W., 70, of New Vineyard, died at New Vineyard, Tuesday, Jan. 2. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Center,
137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938 with the Rev. John Gensel, officiating. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5. Interment will be at the New Vineyard Cemetery. Gifts may be given in Parker’s memory to his family, c/o the funeral home. Words of condolence may be expressed at wilesfuneralhomes@verizon.net.

LAROCHELLE – Wilfred E., 82, died on Jan. 2. A funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church located at the corner of Sabattus and High streets in Sabattus on Saturday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m. followed by a gathering at the Maxwell Gill Hall at the same location.

MATTHEWS – Freeman Wallace, 84, of Auburn, died in Auburn, Dec. 18, 2006. Whole body donation has been made to Lifequest Anatomical in Allentown, Pa., to continue the advancement of science, medicine, research and education through the legacy of life. A burial service with military honors will be held at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta in the spring. The date will be announced when it is determined.

MAXIM – Gilbert E., 91, died in Monmouth, Jan. 2. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Litchfield Plains Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.

MUNROE – Perry A., 82, died on Dec. 31. Funeral will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church on Park Avenue in Auburn. Committal will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Gracelawn Memorial Park. Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to the Literacy Volunteers of Androscoggin (LVA), 277 Main St., Auburn ME 04210. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 217 Turner St.,
Auburn, 783-8545, www.thefortingroup.com

POLLAND – Thelma N., 96, of Rangeley and Steuben, died at Farmington, Tuesday, Jan. 2. Memorial services will be held in the spring with the time and date to be announced at the Wiles Remembrance Center,
42 Weld St., Dixfield. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Dixfield. Gifts may be given in Thelma’s memory to the Deidra Quimby Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 48, Rangeley, ME 04970. Words of condolence may be expressed at wilesfuneralhomes@verizon.net.

SCRIBNER – Sylvia A., 78, of Norway died Tuesday, Jan. 2, in South Paris. At the family’s request, a graveside service will be held in the spring at the Buckfield/Damon Cemetery, time and date to be announced in the spring. Donations in Sylvia’s memory may be sent to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Pottle Road, Oxford, ME 04270. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Route 26, Oxford.

STANLEY – Colleen G., 86, died on Jan. 2. Funeral services at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the
MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, with the Rev. Robert Peters officiating. Interment in the spring will be in the Demeritt Cemetery, Peru. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home after noon on Saturday. Those who desire, may contribute to the Mexico First Baptist Church, 20 Roxbury Road, Mexico, ME 04257, or to the Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Ave., Portland, ME 04101 in her memory. Online condolences and shared memories may be expressed at meaderfh@gwi.net.

STENGER – Geza Jr., 44, died in Sumner, Dec. 31. Visiting hours will be held at the Andrews Funeral Home, High Street, Buckfield, on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

VANGELI – Carlo D., 75, died Dec. 29, in Auburn. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church. Interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Augusta Soup Kitchen, 157 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330.
Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

WILLIAMSON – Laurette A. “Laury,” formerly of Lewiston, died in Kennebunkport, Dec. 31. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise. Burial will be at Arundel Cemetery, Kennebunkport. Continuing Laury’s lifelong passion for reading and learning, Laury’s family has established the Laurette A. Martineau Williamson Fund at Laury’s alma mater. Donations to supplement this fund, which will award scholarships for books to students majoring in education or foreign languages, may be made in Laury’s memory by sending a tax-deductible donation to the University of Maine Foundation, Buchanan Alumni House, 2 Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469-5792. Arrangements under the direction of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk. www.bibberfuneral.com

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