Funeral Notices for May 5, 2011

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CLARK — Helen, 94, formerly of Auburn, died in Waterville, April 28. Funeral services honoring Helen’s life will be held SATURDAY at 10 a.m. from the funeral home with Chaplain Kitsie Claxton presiding. Burial will be private in the family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville. Memorial donations in Helen’s memory may be made to either the Home for Little Wanderers, 93 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901, or to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 783 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements by DILLINGHAM & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL AND TRIBUTE CENTER, 62 Spring St., Auburn.

DUFFY — Wallace H. “Duff,” 93, of Apopka, Fla., and New Vineyard, died on Sunday, May 1. Visitation will be held Monday, May 9, from 3 to 4 p.m., with funeral services to immediately follow at 4 p.m., both at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938, or to a charity of your choice. Services Entrusted to LOOMIS FAMILY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICE, 420 West Main St., Apopka, FL 32712, 407-880-1007.

FORTIN — Rita Annette, 88, died unexpectedly at CMMC Tuesday, May 3, with her family members at her side. Family and friends may visit Thursday, May 5, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074, or to Holy Trinity Church, Lisbon Falls. A service of Crosman Funeral Home Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

GETCHELL — Jeannine Claudette “Claudie” of 89 Western Promenade, Auburn, died May 1, at the Androscoggin Hospice House following a long illness. There will be no formal service. The family will gather during the summer to share stories and remembrances. Donations in Claudie’s memory may be made to The Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St., Auburn, ME 04210, The Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Maine St., Poland, ME 04274, or the Androscoggin Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210.

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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.

LeCLAIR — Robert N. Jr. died May 4. Services at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom, 1112 Main St., Hingham, Mass., Friday, May 6, at 11 a.m. Interment at Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon, Mass. Memorial observance at his late residence Saturday evening and Sunday. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

LIBBY — Wayne D. of Norway died Saturday, April 30, in Massachusetts. Please join his wife, Gerry, family and friends on June 11, at 1:30 p.m. at their home in Norway for a celebration of his life. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford.

MORSE — Lorraine B., 85, died May 1. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Lorraine at the Hillside Cemetery on Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a celebration of life starting at noontime at the home of Nathan and Bridget Morse at 30 Parillo St. in Lisbon Falls.

NELSON — David D. Sr., 71, of Farmington, died at Portland, Tuesday, May 3. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 7 p.m. Fri., May 6, at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington with Danny Campbell, officiating. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

SHAW — Harold G. Jr., 85, of South Paris went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 2. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. 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.

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