Funeral Notices for May 1


ALLEN — Ethel Frances, 93, of Auburn, formerly of Springvale, died on Friday, April 30. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. with a funeral service being held at 11 a.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit

BEAN — Marilyn “Lee” Lelia Clark, 86, of South Paris, died in South Paris April 28. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Norway with interment to follow at Norway Pine Grove Cemetery in South Paris. Family and friends may call at Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., South Paris on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Remembrance donations may be made to the Western Maine Art Group, 480 Main St., Norway, ME 04268. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

FISHER — Joseph E., 70, a resident of Sabattus, died in Auburn Thursday, April 29. A funeral Mass honoring Joseph’s life will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Sabattus. Committal services with military honors will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston 784-4023.

FLYNN — Brian G. Sr., 74, a resident of 115 Shepley St., Auburn, died in Lewiston, April 27. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring Brian’s life will be celebrated SATURDAY at 1 p.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul of the Prince of Peace Parish. Graveside committal prayers to follow with military honors at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lewiston. Memorial donations in Brian’s memory may be made to St. Martin de Porres, 23 Bartlett St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at PINETTE & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

FOSTER — Robert Eugene Sr., 81, of Sabattus and Florida, died in Lewiston, April 29. A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4, at our Lady of the Rosary Church, High Street, Sabattus, followed by a celebration of Robert Foster’s life at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Heart Association.

McCRATER — David A., 79, resident of Summer Street in Lisbon Falls, died Thursday, April 29. There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Crosman Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, with the Rev. Steve DeGroft officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in West Bowdoin Cemetery, West Road, Bowdoin. Should friends and family desire, memorial contributions may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the McCrater family by visiting David’s guestbook at

SAWYER — Mary Jane, 65, of Torrey Road, Poland died Wednesday, April 28, at Central Maine Medical Center. Visitation The Fortin Group / Auburn Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Pleasant Street in Auburn. Committal will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with Mary Jane’s family by visiting their guest book at A service of The Fortin Group / Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210, 783-8545.

TIBBETTS — The Honorable Margaret Joy Tibbetts, 90, died in Topsham, April 25. of Bethel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethel Library, the Bethel Historical Society or another local Bethel charity. Funeral services will be held at the West Parish Congregational Church, Church Street, Bethel on Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Virginia Rickeman officiating. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Bethel. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements by Greenleaf Funeral Home, 37 Vernon St., Bethel.

WYMAN — Alden J., 80, died in Smithfield, April 28. Local arrangements are under the directions of Meader & Sons Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford. There will be a graveside service open to all at Demerritt Cemetery on Route 108 in Peru, scheduled for May 23, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Alden’s name may be sent to ILADS (research for Lyme disease) P.O. Box 341641, Bethesda, MD 20827 or