Funeral notices for Friday, Jan. 4, 2013

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CARRO — Rebecca Anne, 78, of Oxford passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, at home with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. There will be no public funeral services at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Oxford Hills Christian Academy, 10 East Main St., South Paris, ME 04281 in memory of Rebecca Carro. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford.

COLLINS — Bernard “Buddy” Gordon, 64, died on Saturday, Dec. 29. A celebration of his life will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Fairbanks School Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Road, Farmington. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

DUBE — Kenneth, 65, died at Maine Medical Center, Dec. 31. There will be a memorial service at Calvary United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church City Mission Project.

DUGUAY — Robert J. “Bob,” 90, of Wilton, died at Farmington, Tuesday, Dec. 25. Graveside memorial services will be held at Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton. In lieu of flowers, Bob suggested memorial contributions be considered to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Cremation and memorial services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

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ELLIS — Lillian, 75, of Rangeley, died at Panama City, Fla., Jan. 2. Family and friends are welcome to participate in a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, from the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Rangeley, followed by a reception in the church undercroft. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rangeley Friends of the Arts at www.mainearts.net/rfa/rangeley-friends-of-the-arts-donations/>; or by check payable to the Rangeley Friends of the Arts, P.O. Box 333, Rangeley, ME 04970. Cremation and memorial services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

FRANCIS — Quimby M., 92, of Mechanic Falls, died in Auburn Dec. 30. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Legion Post 150, 41 Elm St., Mechanic Falls, ME 04256. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 West Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls.

GREEN — Lorette Y., 96, of Rochester, N.H., died Wednesday, Dec. 19. There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. Mary’s Church, Lowell Street, Rochester. Burial will be held in the spring. Donations in her memory are requested for: The Studley Home, 15 Eastern Ave., Rochester, NH 03867, or The Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820. Cremation is under the care of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, NH 03867.

KENDRICK — Nellie B., 84, of North Yarmouth, died Jan. 2. A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Bible Believing Baptist Church, 92 Center Road, Gray. Pastor Darwin Vail will officiate. Arrangements entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.

LAFRANCE — Therese M., 87, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston, Jan. 1. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial honoring Therese’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on SATURDAY at Holy Cross Church. Committal prayers to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. At her request, there will be no visitation. Arrangements by PINETTE & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

NEWMAN — Isabelle “Izzy,” 5, of Norway passed away Jan. 1, at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland after her year long battle with cancer. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Izzy’s life at 2 p.m. on Saturday Jan. 12, at Oxford Hills & Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford. The family has asked that you please bring a balloon for a balloon release immediately following the services.

STARBIRD — Stephen R., 92, of South Paris died in Norway Dec. 30. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. Time and date to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

STEVENS — Frank “Mitty” Milton, 80, of Strong, died on Saturday, Dec. 29. Donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Strong United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 33, Strong, ME 04983. Graveside services with military honors will be held at the Village Cemetery in Strong in the spring. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

TARDIF — Michael Raymond passed away suddenly Dec. 27. A service will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 12, at the East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave., Auburn, followed by a celebration of life.

WRENN — Jong H. died Dec. 30, in Boston. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and funeral at 10 a.m. on Monday, both at the funeral home. Committal will be held at a later date at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. A service of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

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