Funeral notices for Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

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BARD — Roland A., 92, of Lewiston, died Monday, Dec. 29. Visitation will be at Fortin/Lewiston on Friday, Jan. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m., at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, upper church. Committal will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

COOKSON — Laurie Ann (Lessard), 46, of Lewiston, died Sunday, Dec. 28. A memorial visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, in the Chapman Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St., Auburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Laurie’s memory to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, 29 Lowell St., 5th Floor, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives.

DUCHARME — Nelly Suzanne (Colin), died in Bushnell, Fla., on Tuesday, Dec. 23. A celebration of Nelly’s life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m., at Pathways Vineyard Church, 10 Foss Road, Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nelly’s name to Corner Stone Hospice, 2452 CR 526E, Sumterville, FL 33585.

GALLANT — Violet E., 86, of Rumford, died Monday, Dec. 29. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Parish of the Holy Savior. Spring interment will be in St. John Cemetery. If so desired, contributions in Violet’s memory may be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, ME 04276, 364-4366.

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GRAY — Robert A., 56, of Lewiston and Falmouth, Mass., died Tuesday, Dec. 2. A celebration of his life will be held at American Legion Post 135 in Sabattus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3.

HAZELTON — Ralph, 90, of East Peru, died Sunday, Dec. 28. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 3, at the United Baptist Church of Peru. A comfort meal will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., Rumford.

LEVESQUE — Irene A., 88, formerly of Auburn, died Wednesday, Dec. 24. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial honoring Irene’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Sacred Heart Church. Committal prayers will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, 100 Pleasant St., Waterville, ME 04901. Family and friends are invited to gather Friday, Jan. 2, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, 784-4023.

MAHEU — June B., 78, died Friday, Dec. 26, in Lewiston. Visitation will be at 1 p.m., with a service at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Maple Hill Road, Auburn.

McEWEN — Mary Vonlue, 88, of Lisbon Falls, died Saturday, Dec. 27. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to gather at Court Street Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of her life at 11 a.m., also at the church. Interment will take place in the spring at Bayview Cemetery in Bowdoinham. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a charitable contribution in Mary’s memory to Court Street Baptist Church, 129 Court St., Auburn, ME 04210, or to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, 353-4951.

PISTAKI — Christine M. (Bak), of Falmouth, died Tuesday, Dec. 30. Relatives and friends are invited to a time of visitation on Friday, Jan. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 9:30 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. James Fletcher officiating. Interment will be in the spring at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lewiston. If so desired, contributions may be made in her memory to Falmouth By the Sea, Activity Fund, 191 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

ROY — Dennis R., 64, of Auburn, died Wednesday, Dec. 24. Visitation will be at Fortin/Auburn on Saturday, Jan. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the YWCA, 130 East Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

SYLVESTER — Janis J., 58, of Greene, died Sunday, Dec. 28. Funeral services honoring Janis’ life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Christ Temple Church of God and Christ in Auburn. Burial will follow in the family cemetery. Memorial donations in Janis’ memory may be made to Christ Temple of God and Christ, 2488 Turner Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, Jan. 2, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, 784-4023.

YATES — Mary Lou, 71, of Mechanic Falls, died Monday, Dec. 29. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanic Falls. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Mechanic Falls Public Library, 108 Lewiston St., Mechanic Falls, ME 04256. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls.

YOUNG — Allen C. Sr., 49, of Buckfield, died Thursday, Dec. 25. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 4 p.m., at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Family and friends may attend visitation from 2 to 4 p.m., prior to the service. Interment will be in the spring at Damon Cemetery in Buckfield. Donations in his memory may be made to Moss Brook Church.

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