Funeral notices for Thursday, March 1

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BEAUDOIN — Michael Leo, age 61, died Thursday, Feb. 8. A celebration of life ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. March 18, at Ricky’s Diner, 257 Main St., in Bridgton.

BERUBE — Henry P., 80, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, in Auburn. A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Fortin/Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn. A committal will immediately follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

BOLDUC — Louis P., 85, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Farmington. Public visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Phillips Congregational Church, 4 Sawyer St., Phillips. Graveside services with military honors will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Phillips, later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louis’ memory for rescue animal care, payable to Falls Road Vet Clinic, 479 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938, and please notate for “Bolduc Fund.” Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

CARON — Jeannine, age 74, died Monday, Feb. 26. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Holy Cross Church. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Funeral Alternatives.

CROSBY — Clarendon Lee “Bing,” 86, of Jay, died Sunday, Feb. 25, in Jay. Public memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington. Following services, a reception will be held at the Farmington Elks Lodge in West Farmington; all are welcome. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the center, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, where members of the Farmington Elks Lodge will conduct Elks services at 7 p.m. Spring interment with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in East Livermore, followed by a musical celebration of his life from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St., Mechanic Falls. The family asks that those who desire, consider memorial gifts in Bing’s memory, to the Maine County Music Hall of Fame and Museum, P.O. Box 193, Mechanic Falls, ME 04256.

DUCHETTE — Opal J., 89, of Auburn, died Friday, Feb. 23, in Auburn. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Lisbon Free Baptist Church, 29 Village St., Lisbon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, in Opal’s memory. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls.

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FARRAR — Gerald A., 78, of Sumner, passed away Monday, Feb. 26. A memorial service will be held at Hartford-Sumner Elementary School, 145 Main St., Sumner, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, with a private burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Northern Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 114 Perimeter Road, Nashua, NH 03063, “in memory of Gerald Farrar.” Memorial donations are also accepted at www.cff.org. Arrangements by Cliff Gray Cremation & Funeral Services, 60 Andrews Road, Bryant Pond.

GAHAGAN — Therese M., 86, a resident of Auburn, died Saturday, Feb. 24, in Auburn. A memorial service honoring Therese’s life will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home. Committal services will be held privately later in the spring at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

GALLANT — Elaine Marie, age 69, died Tuesday, Feb. 27. Friends and relatives may attend a memorial Mass at Most Holy Trinity, 271 Main St., Saco, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7. Private family committal service will be held later. Dennett, Craig & Pate, 365 Main St., Saco are in entrusted with the arrangement. For those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department, c/o Town Hall, 1 Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064.

KAKALIS — George A. Jr., age 66, died Friday, Feb. 23. A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, March 10, at Durham AMVETS Hall, Route 136, Durham.

KELLY — Helen Jean (Drsicoll), 95, died Monday, Feb. 26, in Natick, Mass. Services will be private. Donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Jimmy Fund, and organization she supported for many years.

OLIVIER — Francis “Mike,” 70, of Lewiston, died Tuesday, Feb. 27. Services, per his request, will be private. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

SAWTELLE — Virginia Louise, 95, a resident of Winthrop, died Sunday, Feb. 25, in Augusta. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery, U.S. Route 2, Wilton. Arrangements under the care of Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home, 707 Main St., Monmouth.

VERRILL — Howard Merritt, age 83, died Friday, Feb. 23. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker Road, Gray, where a funeral will be held 10 a.m. Saturday. Donations may be made in Howard’s memory to Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

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