Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

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BELANGER — John Jr., 94, died Feb. 17, in Rumford. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, ME 04276, 364-4366.

BERRY — Inez L. (Hill) Blanchard-, 76, long-time resident of Northfield, N.H., died Friday, Feb. 17. According to Mrs. Berry’s wishes, calling hours will not be held. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road in Tilton, N.H. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, N.H.

BROOKS — Philip Leland, died Feb. 15. A memorial service will take place Wednesday at noon in the chapel at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. At his request, there are no visiting hours. There will also be a celebration of his life at the Masonic Lodge at 1021 Turner St. in Auburn at noon on Saturday, Feb. 25. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Service, Lewiston, 784-4584.

DIXON — Wallace L., 91, of Lewiston, died in Auburn on Feb. 17. No visitation, or service will be held at the present time. Graveside services will be held at a future date at The Maine Veterans’ Cemetery on Mount Vernon Road in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Wallace’s memory to H.A.R.T., P.O. Box 351, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, ME 04021, www.HARTofME.com, or to The Wounded Warrior Project, woundedwarriorproject.org. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton st., Lewiston, 784-4584.

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GALLANT — Norbert S. “Norbie,” 90, of Mexico, died Saturday, Feb. 18, in Rumford. A farewell gathering will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the American Legion Hall, Congress Street, Rumford. Interment in the spring will be at the Pineview Cemetery, Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to “Talking Books” at the Maine State Library Outreach Services, 64 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0064 in his memory. Arrangements are under the care of the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., P.O. Box 537, Rumford, ME 04276.

LACHANCE — M. Blanche, died Feb. 17. Visitation at the funeral home Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip’s Church, Auburn. Committal Friday at 11 a.m. at Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers, Mass. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545

LaPERLE — Delma L., 88, died in Portland, Feb. 19. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon on Friday, Feb. 24, at The Parish of The Holy Savior St. Athanasius–St. John Church in Rumford. Interment in the spring will be in St. John Cemetery, Rumford. Friends are invited to call at the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral Mass. Those who desire, may contribute to the Parish of The Holy Savior St. Athanasius–St. John Church, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford, ME 04276, in his memory.

MILLER — Paul D., 86, died in York on Feb. 18. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 25, with Fr. Phil Tracy officiating. Interment in the spring will be in the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. Those who desire, may contribute to Togus VAMC Voluntary Service, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330, or to Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, 205 Church Hill Road, Augusta, ME 04330 in his memory.

OUELLETTE — Anita C., 95, of Auburn, died Feb. 18 in Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be at a later date at Maine Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the local Meals on Wheels, c/o SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

RICHMOND — Dorothy Elaine (Parker) died Wednesday, Feb. 15. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Susan Crane officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Dorothy’s memory to The Pierce House, 204 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938, ECU Heating Fund, c/o Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, or to the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 147, Farmington, ME 04938  Arrangements under the direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

ROSSIGNOL — Marie A., 90, a resident of Lewiston, died in Lewiston Sunday, Feb. 19. A funeral Mass honoring Marie’s life will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Committal services will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

SMITH — Daniel J., 89, of Canton, died at Canton, Sunday, Feb. 19. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 42 Weld St., Dixfield, where relatives and friends are invited to call one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Canton. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be considered to the David Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund, 145 Weld St., Dixfield, ME 04224.

ST. PIERRE — Joseph E., 78, died Feb. 18, in Rumford. Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Parish of the Holy Savior. Spring interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joe’s memory may be made to the Lariviere Oncology Unit, c/o Rumford Hospital, 420 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276, or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 284 Main St., Suite 290, Wilton, ME 04294. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford ME 04276, 364-4366.

TRUMAN — Helen M., 93, of South Paris, died Feb. 15. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery, East Sumner. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

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