Funeral Notices for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

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ANDREWS — Arden L., 75, of West Paris, died in West Paris Saturday, Feb. 25. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Andrews Chapel, 64 Andrews Road, Bryant Pond. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Spring interment will be at Pleasant Pond Cemetery.

CRESSALL — Deborah Mallett, 73, died on Feb. 26, at the Pierce House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Debbie’s memory to either the Pierce House, 204 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938, or to the Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St., Farmington, ME 04938. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at the Old South Congregational Church, 227 Main St., Farmington. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

EMERY — Elsie M., 87, of West Gardiner, died Sunday, Feb. 26, following a long illness. A celebration of her life will be held at the West Gardiner Fire Station on Wednesday Feb. 29, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Fairbanks Cemetery, West Gardiner beside her husband. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, Gardiner.

GAUGLER — Gertrude B., 91, of South Paris, died Feb. 24. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Jefferson Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, will conduct their service at this time. Family and friends may call at Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris on Tuesday one hour prior to the service. Spring interment will be in Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in her memory to the Maine Veterans’ Home, Unit B, 477 High St., South Paris.

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HEBERT — Marion, 77, of Dixfield, went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 24. A memorial service will be held at the American Legion Auxiliary Post 100, Dixfield on March 4, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to the Dixfield Congregational Church, P.O. Box 615, Dixfield, ME 04224, or the American Legion Post 100, P.O. Box 454 Dixfield, ME 04224.

KIMBALL — Shirley Ann, 76, of North Waterford died on Saturday, Feb. 25, at her home in North Waterford after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Those wishing to pay their respects and express condolences may do so on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at the North Waterford Church. A graveside service will take place in the spring at the Elm Vale Cemetery in South Waterford, time and date to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Memorial Fund of Norway-Paris Fish & Game, P.O. Box 123, Norway, ME 04268, or the American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Route 26, Oxford.

KNOWLTON — Alpheus “Al,” 86, of Livermore Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 26, in Farmington. A graveside service will be held with full military honors in the spring at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 100 Fayette Road, Livermore Falls. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. If desired, contributions may be made in Al’s memory to Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

McCARTHY — Joe, 50, of Lewiston, formerly of North Quincy, Mass., passed away Feb. 23. A celebration of life service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, prior to the funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, North Quincy at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date in Joe’s memory in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, 10 High St., Suite 301, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are by Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., QUINCY.

MERCIER — Jennie M., 95, of Livermore Falls, died Feb. 26 in Farmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church St., Jay. Visiting hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Interment in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park St., Livermore Falls.

NUTTING — Lois Louise, 81, of Harrison passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Market Square Health Care Center in South Paris. Graveside services will be held at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Harrison in the spring, time and date to be announced at a later date. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Route 26, Oxford.

RAKESTRAW — John F., 98, died Feb. 25. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, where a funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev, William Bailey officiating. Burial with military honors in West Bowdoin Cemetery, Bowdoin will be held in the spring. A memorial service will be held in Havana, Ill., and will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Havana Church of the Nazarene, 428 South Broadway St., Havana, IL 62644.

VACHON — Donald L., 56, of Lewiston, died Feb. 23. Visitation to be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home in Auburn, followed by committal services at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donald’s memory to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

VERNIS — Nancy, 75, of Lisbon Falls passed away on Feb. 22, in Lewiston. A memorial Mass will be held in her memory at Holy Trinity Parish in Lisbon Falls on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.

VIOLETTE — Marguerite A., 91, a resident of Lewiston, died in Lewiston Sunday, Feb. 26. A funeral Mass honoring Marguerite’s life will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Prince of Peace Parish (lower church). Committal services will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. only at the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

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