BRANN — James H., of Lewiston, passed away in Lewiston on Sunday, Jan. 7. Visitation will be at the United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn, at 10 a.m. Jan. 13, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages people to become organ donors in support of Jim’s 15 years as a kidney recipient, and to make a contribution to the University of Maine Foundation or the Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges.
DESPRES — Hilda L., 87, of Sabattus, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, in Auburn. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Lisbon Falls Baptist Church, 555 Lisbon St. (Route 196), Lisbon Falls. Interment will be in the spring.
ELLIS — James Lawrence III, 37, died Dec. 28, 2017. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield, W.Va. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Moorefield Presbyterian Church, 109 S. Main St., Moorefield, W.Va., with Pastor James Yao officiating. Burial will be at Olivet Cemetery with military honors. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, 2365 Turner Road, Auburn, on the day that would have been his 38th birthday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Travis Mills Foundation or the Semper Fi Fund. Both of these organizations not only help the Marines but all branches of the military.
FONTAINE — Muriel B., 98, of Auburn, died Saturday, Jan. 6. Visitation will be held at Fortin/Auburn on Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Lewiston, followed by committal prayers at St. Peter’s Cemetery, also in Lewiston. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.
GOUDREAU — Douglas Henry, 74, died Jan. 6. The visitation will be held at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop, on Jan. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 130 Route 133, Winthrop, on Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. Donations may be made to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 100 Campus Drive, Unit #107, Scarborough, ME 04074 1-207-396-7565.
GRACE — Thomas H. Jr., 84, of Westbrook, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 7. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Friday, Jan. 12, at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius-St. John Church, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford. Interment in the spring will be at the Rumford Center Cemetery, Rumford Center. Friends are invited to call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday prior to the funeral at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., P.O. Box 537, Rumford, ME 04276.
HERRICK — Reta K. (Kinney), 79, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 6, in Lewiston. A visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Fortin/Auburn. A funeral service will immediately follow at 2:30 p.m. at Fortin/Auburn. A committal will be held at a later date to be determined in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Reta’s name to the Kent and Andrew Herrick Memorial Book Fund, care of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545.
HUNT — Sean Patrick “Chopper” died Dec. 28, 2017. A festival to celebrate Sean’s life will be held at his home in Turner on June 23, where friends and family will all be welcome to celebrate his life, his way. For details, mark your calendar to call 207-754-2768.
LAGACE — Therese J., 86, died Dec. 27, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon.
MORGAN — Phyllis Louise, 87, of South Woodstock died in Norway, Sunday, Jan. 7. Family and friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., South Paris. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the South Woodstock Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Woodstock Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43 Perkins Valley Road, Bryant Pond, ME 04219.
MULREADY — Susan Maguire, 67, died Jan. 8. Her life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial at Church of St. Anne, 289 Arch St., Avon, Conn., at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Friends and relatives are encouraged to call for visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., in West Hartford, Conn.
NORTON — Luella M., 90, of Jay, formerly of Livermore, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, in Norway. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment in the spring at Jay Hill Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Jay.
PELLETIER — Lucille (Toutain), 83, of Auburn, died Friday, Jan. 5, in Auburn. A graveside service will take place Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston. Those wishing to make donations in her memory may do so at The Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Service, Lewiston, 784-4584.
PETERS — William A., died Friday, Dec. 29. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at the Boofy Quimby Memorial Center in Turner on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. Ceremony is potluck. Please bring finger foods to share.
SCOTT — Wendell O., 91, of Wilton, died Thursday, Jan. 4, in Farmington. Public graveside memorial services at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton with military honors, and a memorial reception will be held in the spring with the time and date to be announced. In appreciation for the care Wendell received, the family suggests that memorial donations in his memory be sent to The Pierce House, 204 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938. Cremation care and memorial services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.
TURNBULL — Robert E., 65, of Canton, died Saturday, Jan. 6, in Canton. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 30 Weld St., Dixfield, on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who desire consider memorial gifts in Robert’s memory to Shriners Hospitals, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607, www.shrinershospitals.org.
WESTON — Colleen, 87, of Auburn, passed away in Lewiston on Sunday, Dec. 31. Services will be held at the West Auburn Congregational Church on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. Please make donations in her name to PALS No Kill Cat Shelter, 188 Case Road, Winthrop, ME 04364, www.palsnokillshelter.org, or to Community Cat Advocates in Buckfield at www.communitycatadvocates.com.