AYOTTE JR. — Gerald R. “Jerry,” 72, died Aug. 31. Visitation from 6-8 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.
BUSSIERE — Oliva Laurent, of Lewiston, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in OJ’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, Maine 04074, 207.772.0115 or at https://tinyurl.com/yasfugq2. 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 6-9 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.
DAVIS SR.. — Frederick M., of Turner, passed away Friday, Sept. 1. A Christian Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Turner Village Church, 139 Main St., Turner. Visiting hours will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and the Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. with a reception immediately following. All services will be held at the church. Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074, 207-772-0115 or at http://bit.ly/2wzx0Fc. Your gift in Fred’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.
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.
GAJDUKO — John B., 80, of Jay, passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, in Portland. Cremation care has been provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Road, Jay.
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.
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. We are 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!
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.
SWAN — Zain Theodore Charles was born on, and passed on, Thursday, Aug. 31. Funeral service for Zain will be held at the Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357 on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 1 p.m.
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’ Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, on Monday, Sept. 11, at noon.