Funeral notices for Saturday, Sept. 16

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BECKLER — Helen S., 90, of North Jay, formerly of Livermore, died Friday, Sept. 15, in Farmington. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Intervale Cemetery, 172 Maple Lane, Livermore. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls.

BERTRAND, S.J. — Richard D., passed away Monday, Sept. 11. He will lie in state Monday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, corner of Mellen and Sherman streets, Portland. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at the Campion Center in Weston, Mass., followed by burial there. Those who wish may make donations to either Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103, or Campion Health Center, 319 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02493, for the Fr. Richard D. Bertrand S.J. Scholarship, which will provide tuition assistance to Cheverus students. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland.

CHILDS — Joseph W., of Buckfield, died Monday, Sept. 11, in South Paris. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at the Manchester Forks Cemetery in Manchester. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at the American Legion, 117 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Social Learning Center, 80 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston. Arrangements by Affordable Cremation Solution LLC, Auburn.

CRAIG — Christine D. “Chris,” 58, of Lovell, died Tuesday, Sept. 12. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Lovell Fire Station, 3 Hatch Hill Road, Lovell. Gifts may be given in Chris’ memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, 101A First Ave., Waltham, MA 02451. Arrangements are in the care of the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St., Fryeburg.

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DICONZO — Bernice J., 83, of Rumford, died Tuesday, Sept. 12. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Monday, Sept. 18, at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford. Interment will be at St. Johns Cemetery, Rumford. Those who desire, please contribute to either St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57325, or to the DAV, P.O. Box 3415, Augusta, ME 04330, in her memory. Arrangements are under the care of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., P.O. Box 537, Rumford.

FORREST — Virginia “Bunny,” 95, of Norway, died Tuesday, Sept. 12. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 17 E. Main St., South Paris. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her name to the McLaughlin Garden Preservation Fund, C/O Rainbow Federal Credit Union, 172 Pine St., South Paris, ME 04281. Arrangements are in the care of the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

HOUSTON — Virginia T., 94, died Friday, Sept. 15. A graveside service will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Responsible Pet Care, P.O. Box 82, Norway, ME 04268, as she loved her daughter’s two cats; or to the Poland Recreation Dept., 1231 Maine St, Poland, ME 04272, as she loved watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports. Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services.

RICE — Rose J., 77, of Oxford, died in Portland on Tuesday, Sept. 12. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post Foster-Carroll Post 72, South Paris, with a brief service at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

SMITH III — Paul William, of Wales, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2. Services to be held at First United Pentecostal Church of Livermore Falls at a date to be announced at a later time. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4584.

TALLAMY — Esther R., of Palm Springs, Calif., died Monday, Jan. 30. The family requests no flowers. Contributions may be made to The Jazz Foundation of America, 322 West 48th St., New York, NY 10036. Please direct comments to Alden C. Wilson, 181 Calle de los Vientos, Palm Springs, CA 92264, aldenchandler@verizon.net.

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