Funeral notices for Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

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BELANGER — Mary Witten (Pepin), 65, of Manchester and formerly of Auburn, died Saturday, Oct. 11. Funeral services honoring Mary’s life will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Seventh Street, Auburn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, 67 Park St., Lewiston, ME 04240, and/or the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1420. Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, ME 04240, 784-4023.

BEST — Everdine G., of Whitefield, died Friday, Oct. 10. Relatives and friends are invited to visit on Friday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m., at Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1 Church St., Augusta. A memorial celebration of Eve’s life will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

BLAQUIERE — James E. “Blackie,” 81, of Oxford, died Monday, Oct. 13. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. The family asks that memorial contributions be made in Blackie’s memory to the Oxford Fire Association of Junior Fire Fighters, 701 Main St., Oxford, ME 04270, to help with education. Private graveside services will be held at Norway Pine Grove Cemetery in South Paris.

BRUNELLE — Rita M., 85, of Lewiston, died Tuesday, Oct. 14. At her request, services will be private. Entombment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery mausoleum. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

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GROLEAU — Stanley R., 65, of Hartford, died Sunday, Oct. 12. A memorial service honoring Stan’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Peter Mars officiating. Committal services will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stan’s memory to the Auburn Public Library Development Office, 49 Spring St., Auburn, ME 04210. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. until the time of service, at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, 784-4023.

HOULE — Rita Y. (Roy), 92, of Auburn, died Sunday, Oct. 12. Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Donations may be made in her memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

MERRYMAN — Ruth H., 90, of Auburn, died Saturday, Oct. 11. She desired not to have a funeral service, flowers or donations, but wanted others to remember her smile and caring nature while moving forward with their lives. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

PIKE — Erlon Randall, 66, of Oxford, died Saturday, Oct. 11. Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210.

ROLLS — Raymond Burton Sr., 45, of Waterville, died Friday, Oct. 10. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls.

THERIAULT — Joseph “Harvey,” 86, of Auburn, died Sunday, Oct. 12. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Sixth Street Congregational Church in Auburn. A reception and celebration of Harvey’s life will follow at the Franco Center on Cedar Street in Lewiston. Graveside services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, Harvey wished to have donations sent to Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St., Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives.

WALSH — Shirley Louise, 53, of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., died Saturday, Oct. 11. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at The Salvation Army, 67 Park St., Lewiston.

YEATON — Elizabeth M., 87, of Auburn, died Sunday, Oct. 12. Visitation will be at Fortin/Auburn on Friday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church. Committal will follow at Mount Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills, P.O. Box 82, Norway, ME 04268. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

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