Funeral notices for Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

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ANDREWS — George Hayes, 104, of Norway, died Tuesday, Dec. 2. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to The Weary Club, c/o Steve Bell, Treasurer, 180 Emerson Road, Norway, ME 04268. Arrangements are in the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

BENNETT — Marcus Christopher, 19, of Lewiston, died Sunday, Dec. 7. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you do a kind deed for someone in your community in remembrance of Marcus.

BIXBY — Frances Lillian Higgins, 87, of Hebron, died Sunday, Dec. 7. Wanda or Barry Bixby can be contacted for service information. Any donations may be left at Chandler Funeral Home in South Paris.

BUTCHER — Kenneth W., 72, died Friday, Dec. 5. A celebration of his life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22, at the AMVETS Hall, 111 Main St., Jay. All are welcome to come share in the memories and smiles he leaves with us.

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DICK — Gladys Marion (Gibson), 84, of Lewiston, died Tuesday, Dec. 2. There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Fish Bones American Grill, 70 Lincoln St., Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the charity of your choice. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

DICK — Leo N., 85, of Auburn, died Saturday, Dec. 6. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn. Private services with military honors will be held on Friday, Dec. 12, for family only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives, Lewiston.

DRAPER — Patricia Irene (Russell), 80, of Lewiston and formerly of Greene and West Haven, Conn., died Sunday, Dec. 7. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m., at Greene Baptist Church, 103 Main St., Greene. Burial will be in New Valley Cemetery in Greene at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 309, Concord, NH 03301, or at www.webnne.alsa.org. Arrangements by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services.

EMOND — Jeanne C., 94, formerly of Lewiston, died Saturday, Dec. 6. Visitation will be at Fortin/Lewiston on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., at Holy Cross Church. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

ETZEL — Bernard “Bing” Adam, 93, of Farmington, died Friday, Dec. 5. Donations may be made in Bing’s memory to the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m., at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, 110 Academy St., Farmington, with the Rev. Susan Crane officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery in Farmington in spring 2015. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

GELINAS — Cecile M.R., 85, of Lewiston, died Monday, Dec. 8. A memorial service honoring Cecile’s life will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Committal services will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, 784-4023.

GRAHAM — Joseph F., 64, of Lewiston, died Monday, Dec. 8. Funeral services honoring Joe’s life will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1 Jimmy Fund Way, Boston, MA 02119. Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, 784-4023.

HENRY — Oswald J., 87, of Livermore Falls, died Saturday, Dec. 6. Public memorial graveside services with full military honors will be held in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery in Livermore Falls, date and time to be announced. Remembrance gifts may be given to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Road, Route 133, Jay.

HODGES — Phyllis S., 88, formerly of Lisbon Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 7. A celebration of life will be held privately at a later date. A service of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

HOLT — Dr. Kenneth George, 86, formerly of Boston, Mass. and Hartford, died Saturday, Dec. 6. Visitation will be held at Fortin/Auburn on Sunday, Dec. 21, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of his life at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery in Livermore Falls in the spring. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a charitable contribution in Ken’s memory to the Bear Pond Improvement Association, P.O. Box 4, North Turner, ME 04266. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group / Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

MACDONALD — Tyson R., 35, of Knox, died Thursday, Dec. 4. A brief visitation will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston. A memorial service will be held following the visitation at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

MORIN — Roger T., 62, of Lewiston, died Sunday, Dec. 7. A Liturgy of the Word service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a charitable contribution in Roger’s memory to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

PENNINGTON — David W., 73, of Hartford, died Sunday, Dec. 7. A celebration of David’s life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Hartford Town Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Association, 122 Main St., Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements are in care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

PERKINS — Lorraine Ann, 69, of Fayette, died Monday, Dec. 8. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

RANDALL — Gloria Getchell, 88, of Zephyrhills, Fla. and formerly of Auburn, died Friday, Dec. 5. Per her wishes, donations may be made to any local animal rescue or support group.

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