Obituaries

Shirley A. Martel

RUMFORD – Shirley Ann (Finnan) Martel passed away on July 1, 2011, after battling a long illness. Surviving are her husband, Roland Martel; four children, Nancy, Terri and husband Dana, Peter and Paul; five grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Riley and husband, Timothy, and JoAnn Han...

Robert S. Emerson

In loving memory of Lt. Robert S. Emerson. At the age of 25, Lt. Robert S. Emerson lost his life over Cebu Island in the Philippines on April 3, 1945, during a flight mission in support of Allied troops. He is the recipient of the Purple Heart, honoring the sacrifice of his life to his country d...

Sharon Merrill

AUBURN — Sharon Ruth Ann Merrill, 73,  of Dumont Avenue, Lewiston, passed away Friday morning, July 1, at The Hospice House with family at her side. She was born in Rockland on July 11, 1937, one of three children of Walter and Vivian (Whittier) Kimball. Sharon was educated in R...

Richard Bellefleur Sr.

SABATTUS — Richard "Dick" Bellefleur Sr., 75, of Phelan Street, Sabattus, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 30, at his home. He was born in St. Agatha on Sept. 22, 1935, a son of the late Octave and Margerite (Dumont) Bellefleur, of Frenchville. Growing up as a young boy, he...

Ruth Bonney

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Ruth Ann (Bourgault) Bonney, 79, resident of Port Charlotte, Fla., since 1988, and formerly of Auburn, died unexpectedly from lung cancer on Saturday, June 18, at Peace River Regional Medical Center with her three loving children by her side. Ruthie was born on...