Funeral notices for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

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BIARDI — Evelyn G., 94, of Mechanic Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 29. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m., at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanic Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Market Square Health Care Center, Activity Fund, 3 Market Square, South Paris, ME 04281. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls.

BICKFORD — Ernest K., 87, of Jay, died Wednesday, Oct. 29. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church St., Jay. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Interment with full military honors will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park St., Livermore Falls. Members of the military organizations will meet at the funeral home on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

CONNOR — Barbara, 92, of Poland, died Monday, Oct. 27. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m., followed by a Liturgy of the Word service at 1 p.m. Interment will be at Garcelon Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

DROUIN — Richard A. Sr., 80, of Conway, N.H., died Tuesday, Oct. 28. At Richard’s request, there will be no services. There will be a private family gathering at a later date. Mr. Drouin and his family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation, 230 E. Conway Road, Center Conway, NH 03813.

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HARRIS — Donna, 73, of Auburn, died Tuesday, Oct. 28. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Fortin/Auburn. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Auburn on Monday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. Committal prayers will follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Auburn. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

LABONTE — Francois Joseph, 94, of Lewiston, died Friday, Oct. 24. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 31, from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a service at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

MERCIER — Gracia E., 84, of Greene, died Saturday, Oct. 25. A service will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m., in the lower church of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

MITCHELL — Carole E., of Lewiston, died Monday, Oct. 27. At her request, there will be no visitation. A celebration of Carole’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m., at East Auburn Baptist Church. Those wishing to make donations in her memory may do so to Helping Hands Ministry of East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave., Auburn, ME 04210. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn 783-8545.

ROBERT — Jeannette E., 77, formerly of Auburn, died Wednesday, Oct. 29. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., at Fortin/Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

SIROIS — Katherine Clara (Hodsdon) “Kitty,” 94, of Farmington, died Monday, Oct. 27. Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at St. Joseph’s Church, 133 Middle St., Farmington, with the Rev. Joseph Daniels officiating. Following Mass, a reception will be held at the parish hall, hosted by the Altar Guild. Interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. Remembrance gifts in Katherine’s memory may be given to St. Joseph’s Altar Guild, 133 Middle St., Farmington, ME 04938.

SULLIVAN — Theresa M., 97, formerly of Rumford, died Tuesday, Oct. 28. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Parish of the Holy Savior. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery. If so desired, contributions in Theresa’s memory may be made to the Holy Savior School, 115 Maine Ave., Rumford, ME 04276. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, ME 04276, 364-4366.

SWINDELLS —John Richard, 90, of Lewiston, died Wednesday, Oct. 29. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. Services will be Monday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m., Sacred Heart Church. Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Advancement Office, Third Floor, 17 Court St., Boston, MA 02108. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

WAGNER — Gloria D., 92, of Livermore Falls, died Wednesday, Oct. 29. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at noon. If desired, contributions may be made to First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 243, Bridgton, ME 04009, or the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

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