Funeral notices for May 23, 2011


DROUIN — Esther M., 89, of Rumford died May 21 in Rumford. Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at S.G. Thibault Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Parish of the Holy Savior. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Rumford Community Home, 11 John F. Kennedy Lane, Rumford, ME 04276. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford ME 04276, 364-4366,

DUCHESNEAU — Normand A., 60, of Lewiston died May 21 in Lewiston. Memorial services honoring Normand’s life will be held WEDNESDAY at 11 a.m. at the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home. Burial will be private. In lieu of donations, the family asks for you to hop in your car on a nice sunny day and go for a ride to your favorite spot in the country and remember Normand. Family and friends are invited to visit Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the PINETTE & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

JANAS — Thomas W., died May 22. Visitation will be at Fortin Lewiston Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to Androscoggine Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of the Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

O’NEIL — Daniel J., 81, of Auburn died May 20. Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 25, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fortin Group/Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday. May 26, at Sacred Heart Church, 8 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn. A service of the Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services.

PEIRCE — Lloyd W., 79, died May 21 in Pittsfield. Friends and family may call Wednesday, May 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. Funeral services will be conducted at the Brown Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, with the Rev. Al Worden officiating. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the Newport Community Food Bank, 26 High St., Newport, ME 04953. To sign an online guestbook and leave written tributes and condolences, please visit

SLEEPER — Joshua A., 26, of Buckfield died May 19 in Buckfield. All family and friends are invited to visit THURSDAY, May 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. for a memorial gathering honoring Joshua’s life at DILLINGHAM & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AND TRIBUTE CENTER, 62 Spring St., Auburn, 784-6449.

THERRIEN — Dennis Ray, 63, of Madrid died May 19 in Lewiston. Public memorial services will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Rangeley Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Wilson officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to call one hour prior to the services. Refreshments will be served in the church undercroft following services. Private family interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be considered to the American Cancer Society, Maine Affiliate, Inc., 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

TONCER — Shirley Y., 82, of Livermore died May 20 in Farmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church St., Jay. Visiting hours will b from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Daughters of Isabella will meet at the funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park St., Livermore Falls.