Funeral notices for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

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BILLINGS — Lloyd A. Sr., 88, of Milton Township, died Tuesday, Dec. 23. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m., at South Paris Baptist Church, 1 Park St., South Paris. Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday, Dec. 26, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to South Paris Baptist Church.

BOUCHARD — Rose A., 93, formerly of Auburn, died Sunday, Dec. 21. Funeral services honoring Rose’s life will be held Monday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m., at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston. Burial will be held privately at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn.

BUBIER — Ervins A. “Deeda,” 69, of Jay, died Monday, Dec. 22. Graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery, Route 2, Wilton, will be announced in the spring. Arrangements made by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls.

COTE — Alexander, 96, died Friday, Dec. 19. Burial will be held in the spring in Connecticut.

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CROSSMAN — Betty Frances, 87, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, in Xenia, Ohio. A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Eleazer United Methodist Church, 1765 E. Spring Valley Paintersville Road, Xenia, Ohio, with the Rev. John Beer officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either of her favorite charities: Xenia FISH Food Pantry or the Interfaith Hospitality, or to the charity of your choice. McColaugh Funeral Home, 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia, Ohio.

CROTEAU — Muriel A., 78, of Silver Springs, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 14. At her request, there will be a graveside service for family and close friends in the spring at Lakeside Cemetery in Bryant Pond, time and date to be announced. Donations may be sent to Sylvia’s House, 2895 S.E. 62nd St., Ocala, FL 34480, Hospice of Marion County Inc.

DECATO — Lloyd Merrill, 79, of South Paris, died Monday, Dec. 22. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m., at First Congregational Church, 17 E. Main St., South Paris. Family and friends may attend visitation on Friday, Jan. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Donations in Lloyd’s memory may be made to the Oxford Hills Boosters, c/o OHCHS, 256 Main St., South Paris, ME 04281.

FORTIN — Carmel, 89, of Auburn, died Monday, Dec. 22. Graveside services will be held in the spring.

FREELEY — Barbara A., 77, of Poland, died Friday, Dec. 19. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Poland Community Church, 1208 Maine St., Poland, ME 04274; the funeral will follow at noon at the church. Committal will be held in the spring at Highland Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in her memory may do so to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of the Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

GEIGER — Sonia J., 95, of South Pasadena, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 17. Services will be private. Spring interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Auburn. Donations may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

GILMAN — Nelson F. Jr., 91, of Farmington, died Saturday, Dec. 20. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, from noon to 1 p.m., with Masonic ceremony starting at 1 p.m., immediately followed by a funeral service at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Interment will take place in the spring at Strong Village Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, c/o Lois Bubier, 280 High St., Farmington, ME 04938.

GOODRICH — Mary R., 70, of Mechanic Falls, died Monday, Dec. 22. Services will be private. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls.

GOUDREAU — Joanne “Sam,” 67, of Wilton, died Saturday, Dec. 20. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the spring in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 218 Haines Corner Road, Livermore Falls.

HANLON — Theresa Ann (Gaffney), 80, of Medway, Mass., and formerly of Franklin, died Saturday, Dec. 20. Calling hours will be at Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber St., Medway, Mass., on Sunday, Dec. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. Her funeral will be held on Monday, Dec. 29, at the funeral home, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hannah Adams Women’s Club Scholarship Program at www.hannahadamsclub.com or at P.O. Box 501, Medfield, MA 02052.

HANSEN — Cathy, 67, died Sunday, Dec. 21, in Melbourne Beach, Fla. A celebration of life memorial will be held in the spring in Maine.

JORDAN — William A. “Bill,” 72, of Buckfield, died Sunday, Dec. 21. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at the Evening Star Lodge of Masons in Buckfield. Burial will be in the spring at Damon Cemetery in Buckfield. If desired, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Buckfield Rescue Association, P.O. Box 179, Buckfield, ME 04220, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements are in the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

McLEOD — Nora J., 77, of Lewiston, died Sunday, Dec. 21. Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, Dec. 26, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, 784-4023.

RANCOURT — Lois Ellen, 96, of Sabattus, died Sunday, Dec. 21. A remembrance and fellowship will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, at West Bowdoin Baptist Church, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Interment will take place in the spring at West Bowdoin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a charitable contribution in Lois’ memory to West Bowdoin Baptist Church, 54 West Road, Bowdoin, ME 04287 or LACO, P.O. Box 281, Lisbon Falls, ME 04252. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

RECORD — Muriel Perry, died in Healdsburg, Calif., on Saturday, Dec. 20. At her request, there will be no formal memorial held.

THOMPSON — Constance A. “Connie,” 86, formerly of Jay, died Saturday, Dec. 20. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938. A comfort reception will immediately follow at the Center. Burial will take place at Birchland Cemetery in Jay in the spring.

THOMPSON — Marilyn S., 82, of New Auburn, died Monday, Dec. 22. Visitation will be at Fortin/Auburn on Saturday, Dec. 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. at Sixth Street Congregational Church in New Auburn. Burial will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery in Caribou. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Maine Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

VAN HAM — Peter S., 55, of Mechanic Falls, died Sunday, Dec. 21. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Dec. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon, with a service at noon. Donations may be made in his memory to either the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074, or to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

WELLS — Phyllis Alden, 95, of Turner, died Saturday, Dec. 20. Graveside services will be private at Keens Mills Cemetery in Turner. In lieu of flowers, you may make a contribution in her name to the First Universalist Church of Turner Center, c/o Vicky Catlett, Campbell Road, Leeds, ME 04263. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

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