Funeral notices for Thursday, Sept. 7


AYOTTE — Gerald R. “Jerry” Jr., 72, died Aug. 31. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, where a Celebration of Life will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11.

BEAN — Richard Austin, 77, of Turner, passed away unexpectedly Sept. 2 in Lewiston. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn. Arrangements by Affordable Cremation Solution LLC, Auburn.

BOEHK — Heather Paige, 51, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3. The Celebration of Heather’s Life will be on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch, 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn. Please feel free to stop by between 1 and 4 p.m. Dress is casual. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105. Please include a note to indicate that the gift is in honor of Heather Boehk. Condolences may be sent to Thomas Boehk and Family at 92 Bennett Ave., Auburn, ME 04210.

BUSSIERE — Oliva Laurent, of Lewiston, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m., with a memorial service beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston. A graveside committal service with military honors will immediately follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery on Summer Street in Auburn. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in OJ’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074, 207-772-0115 or at Your gift in OJ’s memory will make a difference in the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and support research to improve treatment, care and prevention.

CARON — Gloria Ann, 61, of Lewiston passed away Sunday, Sept. 3. There will be a memorial visitation service Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St. in Lewiston. Her funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Minot Avenue in Auburn. There will be a procession to St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston immediately following the funeral for a brief prayer. Donations may be made in her memory to the Dempsey Center, ATTN: CMMC Development Office, 300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240.

DIONNE — Lionel A. “Nel,” 53, passed away Aug. 14 in Auburn. A visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon at Fortin/LEWISTON. A funeral service will immediately follow at noon at Fortin/LEWISTON. A committal will immediately follow the funeral at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4584.

DUMONT — Julien, 84, of Lewiston died in Lewiston on Monday, Sept. 4. In keeping with Julien’s wishes, the family will be holding a private celebration of his life. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

GRAHAM — Angus L., 35, died Aug. 25. Memorial services to celebrate his life will take place Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. at Buttermilk Mountain Lodge, Aspen, Colo. and Sunday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. at Winona Camps, Bridgton. A private family service and burial will take place at a later date. The family asks, in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be made in his memory to one or all of the following organizations: Carbondale Clay Center, Angus Graham Scholarship Fund,, 135 Main St., Carbondale, CO 81623; Bancroft School, Hope Leslie Graham Program, 110 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA 01605; or Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Please specify the gift to Winona Campership Fund.

HIRSHLER — Eric C., 93, died Aug. 30. A private memorial will be held this fall. Donations in his memory to the Marilyn N. Hirshler Book Fund at the Lewiston Public Library would be welcomed.

LESSARD — Dorothy E. Ricci, 90, of Lewiston, died Saturday, Sept. 2. Services will be held at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Lewiston on Saturday at 11 a.m. Committal services will be held at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. A Service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4584.

MACDONALD — Dorothy M. “Dolly,” 89, of Waterford, died at Norway on Mon., Sept. 4. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Five Kezars Road, North Waterford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the North Waterford Congregational Church, c/o Judy Green, P.O. Box 95, North Waterford, ME 04267; or to Stephens Memorial Hospital Development Office, 181 Main St., Norway, ME 04268. Arrangements are in the care of the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

PULK — Phyllis Ann, formerly of Sabattus, passed away in Lewiston on Tuesday, Aug. 29. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please donate to the St. Jude Cancer Society and/or American Lung Association in the name of Phyllis Pulk. The family is planning a Celebration of Life at the property of Phyllis & Tony on Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be food and drinks and laughs for everyone!

PULSIFER — Lorraine J. Deschamps, 83, of Erwin, N.C., formerly of Livermore, died Monday, Sept. 4, in Erwin, North Carolina. A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at North Turner Cemetery, Howes Corner Road, Turner. Arrangements by Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls.

STAPLES — Shirley E., 81, passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. A funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Lisbon United Methodist Church. A service of Crosman Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. 353-4951.

WELENTEICHICK — Mary Eva, 89, of Poland, died in Falmouth on Aug. 30. Family and friends may attend funeral services Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 26 West Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls. Interment will be at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, on Monday, Sept. 11, at noon.