Funeral notices for May 24, 2011

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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, www.sgthibaultfuneralhome.com.

DROUIN — Hermance B. “Penny”, of Lisbon and formerly of Lewiston died on May 22. Visitation Fortin / Lewiston Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Upper Church) Thursday 11 a.m. Committal St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Martin de Porres, P.O. Box 7227, Lewiston, ME 04240-7227, Matthew Drouin Fund for Autism, c/o John F. Murphy Home, 800 Center St., Auburn, ME 04210 or The Disabled American Veterans, Westminster St., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240 (207) 784-4584.

DUBENDRIS — George Bernard, 72, of Rumford, died Sunday, May 22. A Celebration of his Life will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford. Friends are invited to call after 11 a.m. Thursday prior to the service. Interment with Military Honors will be conducted at the Farrington-Morton Cemetery in Mexico. In lieu of flowers, please contribute in his memory to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P. O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515.

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.

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FARRELL — Stacey R., 26, of Berlin, N.H., died May 21. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5 Route 2, Gorham/Randolph Town Line, Randolph, N.H. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the church, prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Russian City Cemetery, Berlin, N.H. Anyone who wishes may make a donation to a trust fund being established for her son, Connor Quaid Farrell, C/O Harold Essman, 440 Temple Rd., Wilton, ME 04294. Arrangements are by the Bryant Funeral Home, Berlin, NH.

FITZ — Clara L. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held for Clara on Saturday, May 28, at the New Sharon Congregation Church at 11 a.m. Burial at the Village Cemetery and refreshments/luncheon will follow at the Easter Star Masonic Lodge. Arrangements under the care of Adams~McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington.

GARDNER — Agnes M., passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on May 22. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 27, at The Fortin Group/Auburn. Interment will be at 1:30 on Saturday, May 28, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Sabattus. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Sam & Jennie Bennett Cancer Care, 12 High St., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home Cremation and Monument Services 70 Horton St. Lewiston, 784-4584.

GAUDET — Dennis A., 61, of Greene, died on May 22. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life on Friday, May 27, at the Elks lodge in Lewiston from 1 to 3 p.m. Arrangements under the care of DOSTIE FUNERAL HOME, Lewiston. 782-8221.

GRANT — Paul E., of Buckfield, died on May 20. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St., Mechanic Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paul Grant may be made to Buckfield Rescue, 40 Turner Street, Buckfield, ME 04220.

HAVERINEN — Carolyn M., 94, of South Paris, died on May 22. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at King Hill Cemetery in South Paris.

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.

KELLEY — Germaine A., 60, of North Norway, died May 23. Family and friends may attend funeral services on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris, with interment to follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Norway. There will be a period of visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the servie.

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.

SLEEPER — Joshua A., 26, of Buckfield died May 19 in Buckfield. Memorial donations in Joshua’s memory may be made to the Barbara Bush Childrens Hospital, c/o Maine Medical Center Development Office, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102. 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.

SMITH — H. Vance, 80, of Freeport, died May 23. A time of gathering will be on Thursday, May 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth.

THURLOW — Eleanor Jane Keene, 93, of Poland, died in Norway on May 18. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls, with interment to follow at Highland Cemetery in West Poland. Family and friends may attend a time of visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center, Activity Fund, 29 Marion Avenue, Norway, ME 04268.

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.

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