Funeral notices for Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015


BEMENT — James “Jim,” 87, of Englewood, Fla., and formerly of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 5 in Englewood, Fla. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in Jim’s memory to The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 29 Lowell St., No. 5, Lewiston, ME 04240.

BISSON — Rosaire M., 96, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Montello Manor in Lewiston. Services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, ME 04276. 364-4366.

DesROCHES — Jeanette Mae Nichols, 81, died on Thursday, Aug. 13, in Fayette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Livermore Falls. Contributions may be sent to American Lung Association, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330 and The American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

GAMACHE — Barbara Alice, 72, of Litchfield, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, at her home. Private ceremony at the family’s request. Burial will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.

HIGGINS — Shirley Ann, 83, of Hartford, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, with family by her side. Friends and family are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at 79 Pratt Hill Road, Hartford, 795-1391.

MERCIER — Carmen, 85, of Auburn died on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Hospice House of Androscoggin County. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fortin Group Funeral Home Auburn. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. with committal at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Donations may be made in Carmen’s memory to Hospice House of Androscoggin County, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral, Cremation and Monument Providers, 217 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210 207-783-8545.

RICKER — Shirley Jean Christopher, 80, died at her home in Lisbon on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at Crosman Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Crosman Funeral Home, followed by a committal at Hillside Cemetery, Lisbon. A service of Crosman Funeral, Cremation, and Monument Provider, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

ROUX — Fleurette G., 76, of Central Avenue, Lewiston, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Hospice House in Auburn. A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the lower level of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Following the service, a procession will be led to St. Peter’s Cemetery via Deer Road in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to the Hospice House, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME 04240.

STONE — George J., 90, of Sabattus, died in Lewiston on Thursday, July 30. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Interment, Mount Hope Cemetery. Donations may be made to the CMMC Arbor House, c/o Central Maine Medical Center, Development Office, 300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

WILLIAMS — Eleonore “Ellie” M., 82, a resident of Livermore, passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, at North Livermore Baptist Church, Federal Road, Livermore. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls, ME 04254. If desired, contributions may be sent to North Livermore Baptist Church, 619 Federal Road, Livermore, ME 04253. Half of the contributions will be designated to go to the Clemmer Missionary Fund.