Funeral notices for Wednesday, Feb. 28

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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.

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.

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.

HINKLEY — John R., 81, of Chesterville, died at Chesterville on Saturday, Feb. 24. Public memorial services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. followed by Masonic services conducted by Franklin Lodge #123 of New Sharon, at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, with Rev. Dee Webber, officiating. A reception will follow the services at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Graveside committal services with military honors will be on Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at the Franklin Cemetery, Tower Road, Vienna. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that those who desire consider memorial gifts in John’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215, www.diabetes.org or to Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

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.

KNOX — Phyllis M., 90, of Peru, died at Portland on Friday, Feb. 23. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Region 9 Center, 377 River Road, Mexico. Private family interment will be at the Knox Cemetery in Peru later in the spring. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be considered to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, 51 U.S.-1 # M, Scarborough, ME 05074, www.heart.org. Cremation care has been provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center of Dixfield.

LABELLE — Gail E., 63, of Lewiston, died on Saturday, Feb. 24. Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group Funeral Home in Lewiston on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at a future date at: The Thomas Memorial Baptist Church in Lewiston. Committal services will be held in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston. Donations may be made in Gail’s memory to: Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

LANDRY — Robert, 74, of Auburn, died in Auburn on Friday, Feb. 23. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, 11 a.m., at Holy Cross Church. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. No visitation. Donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

MURPHY — Lewis Stanislaus, 91, died Wednesday, Feb. 21. There will be a celebration of life at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston. A private burial will be held at the Maine Veterans Cemetery.

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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