Funeral notices for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

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BEAN — Dorothy M., 87, of Bethel died Saturday, Aug. 22, in West Paris. Family and friends may attend graveside services Friday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, West Bethel. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to the Jackson-Silver Auxillary, P.O. Box 178, Greenwood, ME 04255 or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes, Greenleaf Chapel, 37 Vernon St., Bethel.

BECHARD — Gilberte E., 89, of Winthrop died in Winthrop on Sunday, Aug. 23. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m., at Holy Cross Church. Burial will be at a later date at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Loaves and Fishes, c/o Dominican Sisters, 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus, ME 04280. Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday evening, Aug. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4023.

BELIVEAU — Rita F., 98, of Lewiston died Friday, Aug. 21, at d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. Services will be private. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Bertrand A. Beliveau Heart Fund, administered by St. Mary’s Health Care Systems, P.O. Box 7291, Lewiston ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

BICKFORD — Carolyn L., 71, longtime resident of Litchfield and later a resident of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Manchester Community Church, 21 Readfield Road, Manchester. If desired, contributions may be made to Androscoggin Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210, Manchester Community Church, 21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME 04351 or Pancreatic Center Action Network, 1500 Rosecran Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Interment at the Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Plains Road in Litchfield. Arrangements under the care of Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home, 707 Main St., Monmouth.

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DURANT — Eva “Polly” Yates, 76, of Otisfield died Monday, Aug. 24, at the Market Square Heath Care Center in South Paris. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29, at the East Otisfield Baptist Church in Otisfield, with the Rev. Genise Stern officiating. Interment will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Otisfield. Gifts may be given in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are in the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford.

GILMAN — Kenneth “Ken,” 92, died in West Paris on Saturday, Aug. 22. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Demeritt Cemetery in Peru with the Rev. John Gensel officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford.

HECKER — Gerard P., 75, of Lewiston died on Monday, Aug. 24, at Clover Manor Health Care in Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 28, at 9 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Sabattus Street, Lewiston. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 217 Switzerland Road, Lewiston. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral, Cremation and Monument Provider, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 207-783-8545.

HERKOMER — Harry W., died Wednesday, Aug. 19, in Auburn. Donations in his memory can be made to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson, Road, Auburn, ME 04210 or to the Clover Health Care Activities Fund, 440 Minot Ave., Auburn, ME 04210. A memorial service will be planned for this fall.

KING — Craig M., 56, of Bowdoin passed away on Friday, Aug. 21, in Brunswick. A Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Brunswick. A reception will follow. In loving memory of Craig, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Craig’s memory to The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.

MASON — Christopher E., 58, of Farmington died Friday, Aug. 21, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday morning, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. from the Bean’s Corner Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ira Hall officiating. Following services, all are welcome to attend a family reception hosted by the church hospitality committee in the fellowship hall. Out of respect for his “membership” in Red Sox Nation, please consider wearing team colors or Red Sox memorabilia. Remembrance gifts may be given to the Mt. Blue Music Boosters, c/o Deborah Seeley, P.O. Box 109, Farmington, ME 04938. Private family committal services at Fairview Cemetery, Farmington. Cremation and remembrance services are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, (Routes 2 and 27), Farmington.

McINNIS — Annie L., 78, of Lewiston died Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Annie’s memory may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home. 784-4023.

PEPIN — Alice J., 81, of Mechanic Falls died Monday, Aug. 24, at her home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls with interment to follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the Minot Corner United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 63, Minot, ME 04258.

PINETTE — Elaine B., of Greene died in Auburn on Sunday, Aug. 23. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Calvary Methodist Church, corner of College and Sabattus streets. Burial will be private. Those wishing may make donations in Elaine’s memory to The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Visitation will held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston 784-4023.

PORTER — Marion, 59, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Dixfield. Funeral services will be private and held at the family’s convenience. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford.

ROSS — Francis E. “Skip,” 52, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, at Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn. Funeral service with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral. Interment will be at Byron Cemetery and Annex, Reeds Mills Road, Phillips.

SANBORN — Alfred “Cy,” 94, of Winthrop passed away on Monday, Aug. 24, in Winthrop. There will be a graveside remembrance held at a later date for family and friends at the Greene Valley Cemetery in Greene.

SCHEPERS — Harold C., 67, of Auburn, died in Togus on Friday, Aug. 21. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m., at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Burial to be held at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4023.

WEBSTER — Cynthia “Cyndi,” 55, of Auburn died on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Fortin Group, 217 Turner St., Auburn, and a Celebration of Life will be held at 7 p.m. Committal will be private and at a later date at North Auburn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Cynthia’s name to Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240 or The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral, Cremation and Monument Provider, 217 Turner St., Auburn, ME 207-783-8545.

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