Funeral notices for Monday, Dec. 29, 2014

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ARSENAULT — Thomas H., 81, of Rumford died Saturday, Dec. 27. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius, St. John Church, 126 Main Ave., Rumford. Interment in the spring will be at the Demerritt Cemetery, West Peru. Friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., P.O. Box 537, Rumford. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Chisholm Ski Club, P.O. Box 616, Rumford, ME 04276 in his memory.

BLACK — Nellie M., 74, of Mechanic Falls, died Thursday, Dec. 25, in Augusta. Family and friends are invited to a time of memorial visitation from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls. Gifts may be given in Nellie’s memory to MaineGeneral Rehabilitation & Nursing at Gray Birch, 37 Gray Birch Drive, Augusta, ME 04330.

COLBY — Norma Bessey, 82, of Buckfield died Wednesday, Dec. 24. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the East Sumner Congregational Church with the Rev. Howard MacMullen and the Rev. Kathy Saarinen officiating. Burial will be in the family lot at Damon Cemetery, Buckfield. The family suggests memorials in Norma’s memory be sent to the Norma Colby Memorial Fund, East Sumner Congregational Church, 50 Main St., Sumner, ME 04292. Arrangements by Cliff Gray Cremation and Funeral Service, 60 Andrews Road, Bryant Pond.

FARWELL — Avis, 100, of Falmouth died in Falmouth on Sunday, Dec. 21. Services and burial at the Blanchard Cemetery will be held in the spring. For those who wish, donations may be made in Avis’ memory to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105, or to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Maine Affiliate, P.O. Box 126, Bangor, ME 04402-1626. Lindquist Funeral Home.

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GORDON — Myrtle S., 99, of Livermore died Friday, Dec. 26, in Buckfield. Family and friends are invited to call from 2to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Road, Jay, ME 04239. Interment will be at Maine Veteran’s Cemetery in Augusta and will take place at a time to be announced. A celebration of life gathering will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Livermore Community Building. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter.

LEVESQUE — Irene A., 88, formerly of Auburn died, Wednesday, Dec. 24, in Falmouth. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial honoring Irene’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Sacred Heart Church. Committal prayers will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 100 Pleasant St., Waterville, ME 04901. Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

SHAW — Carmella P., 95, formerly of South Portland and Naples died Friday, Dec. 26, in Portland. A celebration of Carmella’s life will be held in the spring. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Those who wish may make contributions in Carmella’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

TIBBETTS — Brian S. 64, of Turner died Saturday, Dec. 27. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 and 103 Main St., South Paris. Those attending are kindly asked to wear bright colored clothing instead of traditional mourning colors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Turner Public Library, 98 Matthews Way, Turner, ME 04282. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 207-783-8545.

WHEELER — William H., 67, of Prescott Hill Road, Monmouth, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, in Auburn. A gathering of celebration and friendship will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main St., Monmouth. Burial will take place Oak Grove Cemetery, Cemetery Lane, Ashaway Village, R.I., at a later date. Please no flowers; it was Bill’s wishes to have donations sent to Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240, in his memory.

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