Funeral notices for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015


DOWNS — Gertrude “Gert,” 76, of Kennebec Street in Rumford, died on Saturday, Aug. 29. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 3, at 10 a.m., at the Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius – St John Church, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery in Rumford. Friends and family are invited to visit on Wednesday, Sept.2, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument, 3 Franklin St., Rumford. Those who desire, may contribute in her memory to the Weld Free Public Library, 25 Church St., Weld, ME 04285.

ESTABROOK — Cheryl Anne, 56, died Friday, Aug. 28, in Wales. Memorial services honoring Cheryl’s life will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in Cheryl’s memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, 784-4023.

GERBER — Andrew Anton Jr., of Winthrop and Saint George, Utah, died on Tuesday, Aug. 25. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m., at Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home, 707 Main St., Monmouth. Interment will take place in the East Monmouth Cemetery, Sanborn Road, East Monmouth.

HERLING — Stephen Ward, 63, of Lisbon, died on Saturday, Aug. 29, at Central Maine Medical Center. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial donations in his name may do so to The First Congregational Church of Durham, c/o Julie Wagoner, Treas., 39 Aurora Drive, Durham, ME 04222-5350. A service of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

MYNAHAN — Dorris E., 89, of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m., at the Dostie Funeral Home, 2151 Lisbon Road, Lewiston, where there will be a reception for family and friends immediately following the service. Committal services will follow the reception at 2 p.m. at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery (Old Cemetery) in Augusta where Dorris will be interred with her husband, Maurice, who died on March 24, 2015, with military honors.

RUMLEY — Alice D., died Thursday, Aug. 27. Services for Alice will be private. Remembrance donations in memory of Alice may be sent to: McKennel’s Animal Adoption, 88 Hall Hill Rd., Rumford, ME 04276. Cremation services are in the care of Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

STAPLES — Arnold E., 83, of South Paris, passed away West Paris on Aug. 28. A graveside service with military honors will be held on at Saturday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m., at the King Hill Cemetery in South Paris. If desired, donations can be made in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Arrangements are in the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford.