Funeral notices for Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

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BECHARD — Gilberte E., 89, of Winthrop, died in Winthrop on Sunday, Aug. 23. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m., at Holy Cross Church. Burial will be at a later date at Maine Veterans’ Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Loaves and Fishes C/O Dominican Sisters, 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus, ME 04280. Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday evening, Aug. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4023.

BELANGER — Florence “Gigi”, 96, of Lewiston died on Saturday, Aug. 22, at her home at Maison Marcotte. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Fortin/Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church on Friday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m., followed by committal prayers at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Florence’s memory to: The American Cancer Society New England Division Inc., 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Ste. 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

BRIDGES – James H. Sr., 68, of North Waterford, died in Auburn, on Thursday, Aug. 20. At his request, there are no services. Arrangements are under the care of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276.

CORTIGENE — Louis R., 85, of Auburn, died Thursday, Aug. 20, at Central Maine Medical Center. A Liturgy of the Word service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at St. Peter’s Cemetery in the Chapel of the Rosary. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

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HEIKKINEN — James G., 54, of Osgood Avenue in Mexico, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 15, in Buffalo, N.Y. There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m., at S.G. Thibault Funeral Home. If so desired, contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Residents Activity Fund at Rumford Community Home, 11 John F. Kennedy Lane, Rumford, ME 04276. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford ME 04276. 364-4366.

KILPONEN – Madeline J., formerly of Farmington, died in Hampton, N.H., on Friday, Aug. 21. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington. Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Interment will be at the Franklin Cemetery in Vienna.

MOREAU — Rene, 93, of Auburn and formerly of Lewiston, died in Auburn on Aug. 20. A private memorial will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Hospice House Fund, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, or to the charity of your choice. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

MORGAN — Olga B., 87, of Bethel, died at her residence early in the morning on Sunday, Aug. 23. Funeral services will be held at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Chuck Mason officiating. Interment will be in the Lakeside Cemetery, Bryant Pond. Those who wish may donate in Olga’s memory to the Church of the Nazarene, Church Street, Bethel, ME 04217. Arrangements by Cliff Gray Cremation & Funeral Service, 60 Andrews Road, Bryant Pond.

SCHEPERS — Harold C., 67, of Auburn, died in Togus on Friday, Aug. 21. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m., at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Burial to be held at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4023.

SEVIT — Joseph Robert “Bob,” 57, of Huron, Ohio, died on Friday, Aug. 21, at the Stein Hospice House in Sandusky, Ohio, with his family by his side. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at The Fortin Group Funeral Home, 217 Turner St., Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 27, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Place, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s name to ALS Association of Northern Ohio, 6155 Rockside Rd #403, Independence, OH 44131. A service of Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral, Cremation and Monument Provider, 217 Turner St., Auburn ME. 783-8545.

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