Funeral notices for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

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BACKUS — Lt. Col. Michael John, 44, of Wilton, died at Augusta, Jan. 7. Funeral services with military escort will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, from the South Dining Hall of the University of Maine at Farmington, Student Center, South Street. Following services, a reception will be held in the North Dining Hall. Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 136 High St., Wilton from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Remembrance gifts may be given in his memory to the Wilton Parks and Recreation Department, c/o Frank Donald, 90 High St., Wilton, ME 04294. Winter entombment at the funeral home. Spring graveside services with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4.

BEAULIEU — Laurier “Larry” A., 85, a resident of Reading, Mass., died in Wilmington, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 5. Funeral services honoring Larry’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home. Committal services will then follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston 784-4023.

BLAIR — Brian A., 47, a resident of Livermore Falls, died Monday, Dec. 31, in Livermore Falls. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls.

BOULEY — Lorraine R., 88, of Auburn, passed away Monday, Jan. 7. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Graveside committal to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

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CASEY — Marjorie B., 87, of Rumford, died Jan. 6. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at Parish of the Holy Savior. Spring interment will be in St. John Cemetery. If so desired, contributions in Marjorie’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, ME 04276, 364-4366.

GARTMAN — Flora E. (Cox), 81, of Bridgton, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, at Bridgton Hospital. Graveside services will be held in the spring, time and date to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Flora’s memory to the Oxford Advent Christian Church, 1130 Main St., Oxford, ME 04270. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford, ME 04270.

GREENLEAF — John S., 84, of Bethel, died in Locke Mills Jan. 2. Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at the Greenleaf Chapel of Chandler Funeral Home, 37 Vernon St., Bethel. A service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenleaf Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in John’s name be made to the Bethel Ambulance Service, c/o Mary Buckman, P.O.Box 1660, Bethel, ME 04217.

LESSARD — Katherine Anna, 65, of Lewiston died Jan. 3. There will be visiting hours at noon on Friday, Jan. 11, at the First Assembly of God Church, Hogan Road, Lewiston, with the service immediately following the visiting hours.

LOVE — David Carrington Jr., 87, of Harrison passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church in Harrison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s memory to Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Road, Casco, ME 04015, or the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford, ME 04270.

MADORE — Rolland O., 86, a resident of Lewiston, died in Lewiston Thursday, Jan. 3. A funeral Mass honoring Rolland’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Holy Family Church. Committal services with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Those wishing may make donations in Rolland’s memory to the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday only at the Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

NAY — Una Waldron, 87, a resident of Livermore Falls, died Monday, Jan. 7, in Livermore Falls. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Arrangement by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls.

NORRIS — Peter L., 71, of Madison, died Friday, Jan. 4. There will be no visiting hours or funeral. There will be a celebration of life gathering at his home in Turner on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Pierce Cemetery in Solon.

PICARD — Muriel (Brissette), 87, a resident of Lewiston, died in Lewiston, Jan. 6. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring Muriel’s life will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on FRIDAY at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Committal prayers to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial donations in Muriel’s memory may be made to either the Colby Fund, c/o St. Mary’s Foundation, P.O. Box 291, Lewiston, ME 04243-0291; or St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905. Family and friends are invited to visit from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday only at PINETTE & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

ROBITAILLE — Robert “Robi” L., 77, a resident of Lewiston, died in North Carolina. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring “Robi” will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on SATURDAY at Holy Cross Church. Committal prayers to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial donations in Robi’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 80 Elm St., Portland, ME 04101. Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the PINETTE & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

SULLIVAN — Doris L., 88, a resident of Auburn, died in Auburn Friday, Jan. 4. Funeral services honoring Doris’ life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday from the funeral home. Burial will be private at Gracelawn Memorial Park. Those wishing may make donations in Doris’ memory to the Cox Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 294, Hallowell, ME 04347, or to the Auburn Suburban Little League, P.O. Box 1615, Auburn, ME 04211. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at Dillingham & Son Memorial Chapel, 62 Spring St., Auburn, 784-6449.

TAINTOR — Jane Skelton, 86, died peacefully Jan. 7. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. Prayers will be recited at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the chapel, followed by a noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Tree Society, P.O. Box 518, 149 Front St., Bath, ME 04530, (pinetreesociety.org), a statewide organization established to meet the needs of Maine people with disabilities.

THOMPSON — Matthew J., 34, of Poland, died in Lewiston Jan. 1. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Johnson Hill Cemetery in West Poland. Donations may be made to the funeral home to help his family with final expenses. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 26 West Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls.

WADE — Dana M., 80, of North Berwick, passed away on Dec. 27. All services will be at Spring Hill Restaurant, 117 Pond Road, South Berwick. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Family flowers only. Donations in his memory to Great Works Regional Land Trust; or Boy Scout Troop, 312 Camperships.

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