Funeral notices for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

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CONNOR — Barbara, 92, of Poland, died in Lewiston on Monday, Oct. 27. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m., followed by a Liturgy of the Word Service at 1 p.m. Interment is at Gracelawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

GREELEY — William H., died on Tuesday, Oct. 21. A memorial gathering will be held at the First Congregational Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. Burial will be at the Upper Gloucester cemetery. The family suggests that any memorial gifts be made to The New Gloucester Historical Society, for projects such as the town hall Christmas Tree, P.O. Box 531, New Gloucester, ME 04260 or First Congregational Church, for projects such as seat cushions, P.O. Box 114, New Gloucester, ME 04260 Arrangements are by Dolby Funeral Chapel in Windham.

HAKALA — Dawn Hazel, 84, formerly of Auburn, died Sunday Oct. 26. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at Fortin\Auburn, followed by a liturgy of the word service noon, also at the funeral home. Committal prayers will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a charitable contribution in Dawn’s memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

HAMEL — Blanche C., 100, formerly of Auburn, died Sunday, Oct. 26. Visitation will be at Fortin/Lewiston on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, lower chapel. Committal to follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

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HARRIS — Donna, 73, of Auburn, died on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Hospice House in Auburn. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fortin/Auburn. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Auburn on Monday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. Committal prayers will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Auburn. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

JAMISON — Harley D., 37, of Lewiston and formerly of Buckfield, died Friday, Oct. 24. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Buckfield Masonic Lodge Hall, where a reception will follow. If desired, donations in Harley’s memory may be made to the Buckfield Rescue Department, 40 Turner St., Buckfield, ME 04220. Arrangements are in the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 51 Main St., South Paris.

JONES — James Harry, 87, of Litchfield, died at VA Togus Medical Center, on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Family and Friends are invited to celebrate a gathering at Staples Funeral Home in Gardiner, on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by a military funeral at Litchfield Plains Cemetery on Sunday Nov. 2, at 2:30. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army in his name.

LABONTE — Francois Joseph, 94, of Lewiston, died Friday, Oct. 24. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 31, from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a service at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

LETOURNEAU — Normand “Pop,” 79, of Greene, died Sunday, Oct. 26. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m., at Holy Family Church. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, ME 04240, 784-4023.

LEVASSEUR — Constance Bernadette (Picard), 80, of Columbia, S.C. passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 24. Services will be Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.. Burial will take place in July 2015. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in her name to your favorite charity.

LIBBY — David W., 82, passed away peacefully at Quarry Hill in Camden, on Sunday, Oct. 26. A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. at the Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta, with the Rev. Ken Dale officiating.

LYONS — Constance F., 78, of Oxford, died in Auburn on Sunday, Oct. 26. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Norway. Family and friends may attend visitation on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford. In lieu of flowers, “Ma” would like folks to donate to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, 29 Lowell St., 5th Floor, Lewiston, ME 04240.

MERCIER — Gracia E., 84, of Greene, died Saturday, Oct. 25. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. The service will be on Friday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m., in the lower church of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

MITCHELL — Carole E., of Lewiston, died in Lewiston, on Monday, Oct. 27. At her request there will be no visitation. A celebration of Carole’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m., at East Auburn Baptist Church. Those wishing to make donations in her memory, may do so to The Helping Hands Ministry of East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave., Auburn, ME 04210. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn 783-8545.

WING — Verian Bertha, 91, of Lewiston, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Oct. 28. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Leeds Plains Cemetery in Leeds. Funeral Alternatives.

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