Funeral Notices for May 4, 2011

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ABRAHAM — Edith A., 84, died in Lewiston on April 30. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, on Friday, May 6, at 2 p.m. Burial will be held privately at Mount Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

BRAY — Geoffrey B., of Auburn, died May 1. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Jubilee Center, 247 Bates St., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services,  217 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210, 783-8545.

FINNIGAN — James passed away April 22. A memorial service will be held when summer breezes return to Verona. People who wish to, may make donations in Jay’s memory honor to the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 7830, Portland, ME 04112, and the Maine Veterans’ Home, 290 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the guidance of Independent Death Care, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. 

FLETCHER — James L., 55, passed away peacefully on May 2, after a long illness.Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Linneus Cemetery. Immediately following a reception will be held at Frances Hutchinson’s home in Linneus. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of one’s choice, c/o Bowers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 579, Houlton, ME 04730.

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GIROUARD — Constance V., 74, of Sabattus, died on May 3, at the Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston on Tuesday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. with committal service to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sabattus. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Constance’s memory to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240-5960.

LAPLANTE — Father Laurent R. died unexpectedly Sunday, May 1, at his home. Right of Reception of the Body will be held Wednesday at Holy Cross Church at 4 p.m. Visitation to follow in the church till 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Church with Bishop Richard Malone as Principle Celebrant. Committal St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred in Fr. Laplante’s memory made to Holy Cross Building Fund, P.O. Box 1540, Lewiston, ME 04241, or St. Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn, ME 04210-6452. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240, 784-4584.

LEIGHTON — Theodore A. “Teddy,” 62, of Rumford, died Monday, May 2. A celebration of his life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the VFW Hall, 330 Waldo St., Rumford. Interment at a later date will be at the Greenwood Cemetery, Dixfield. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the American Diabetes Association, 330 Congress St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02210 in his memory. Arrangements are under the care of the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., P.O. Box 537, Rumford, ME 04276.

OUELLETTE — Jeannette Y. Couture, 84, of Lewiston, died Sunday, May 1. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church Friday at 11 a.m. Committal St. Peter’s Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240, 784-4584.

PARMENTER — Dorothy A., 75, died May 2. Visiting hours will be held at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham on Thursday, May 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the chapel on Friday, May 6, at 1 p.m. with burial at Pine Grove Cemetery, Fryeburg at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church, 454 McNeil Road, Fryeburg Harbor, ME 04037.

SHAW — Harold G. Jr., 85, of South Paris went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 2. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at the South Paris Baptist Church followed by interment at the Fairview Cemetery in South Paris. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford.

SPENCER — Raymonde Helen, 76, of Lewiston, died peacefully Monday, May 2, at Cedar Hill Community Care Center in Windsor, Vt.  Visitation will be held Thursday, May 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, (upper church) 122 Ash St., Lewiston. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

SPENCER — Rita E., 89, died on May 2, at d’Youville Pavilion with her loving family by her side. Family and friends are invited to a memorial Mass at Holy Family Church, Sabattus Street, Lewiston, at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 6. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine, 170 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105-2154. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.

TANGUAY — Lisa A., 42, of Wales, died April 30. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday 5 to 7 p.m. with a Liturgy of the Word Service at 7 p.m. Burial St. Peter’s Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240, 784-4584.

TAPLEY — David D., 86, of Lewiston, died Monday, May 2. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a chapel service with military honors Monday, May 16, at 2  p.m. at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Foundation, P.O. 819, Lewiston, ME 04241-0819, or the U.S. Marine Corps Fund from their web site at www.semperfifund.org. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240, 784-4584.

TARDIF — Leon R., 86, of Lewiston, died Saturday, April 30. A Memorial Mass honoring Leon’s life will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church. Committal prayers along with military honors will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leon’s memory to the St. Dominic’s Academy, 17 Baird Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

THOMAS — Sandy, 65, of Norway, fell asleep in Jesus on Sunday, April 30, at Maine Medical Center. A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held on Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. at the Advent Christian Tabernacle in Mechanic Falls. Donations in Sandy’s memory may be made to the Mechanic Falls Advent Christian Church wheelchair ramp fund and sent to Linda Lenahan, Treasurer, 253 S. Main St., Mechanic Falls, ME 04256. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Route 26, Oxford.

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