BIRMINGHAM – Howard Prince Birmingham died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, with Dr. Dan Dunphy officiating. Interment will be in the Island Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.

CHASSIE – Died at Farmington, Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, Robert C. Chassie, 89, of Farmington. A celebration of his life will be held at his funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday (Labor Day) from the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service and Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., (Rtes. 2 & 27) Farmington. Family and friends are invited to call at the Remembrance Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, where public American Legion Services will be conducted by his Comrades of Post #28, at 7:30 p.m. Private family committal services at Fairview Cemetery, Farmington.

DesLAURIERS – Muriel R. DesLauriers died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fortin/LEWISTON. Funeral at 10 a.m Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church. Committal at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing to make donations in her name may do so to Androscoggin Hospice House Building Fund, 15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819. A service of the Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Ash and Horton Streets, LEWISTON, 784-4584,

FORTIER – Died in South Paris Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, Irene (Theriault) Pothier Fortier, 95, of South Paris, formerly of Sumner and Chelsea, Mass. Visiting hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., South Paris. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, Norway. Interment will immediately follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in East Sumner. Donations in her memory can be made to the Market Square Health Care Center, 3 Market Square, South Paris, ME 04281.

GILBERT – Rejeanne J. Gilbert died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004. Funeral arrangements will be announced in Wednesday’s newspaper by Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rejeanne’s memory to the Waterville Area HealthReach Homecare & Hospice Agency, 212 Maine St., Waterville, ME 04901; or to the Medical Oncology Department or the Radiation Oncology Department, MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta Campus, 6 East Chestnut St., Augusta, ME 04330. Condolences to the family may be expressed via the funeral home website at

LEAVITT – Patricia A. Leavitt died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004. Family and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Chapman Room, 980 Turner St., Auburn. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240. Condolences may be expressed at Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, 670 Turner St., Auburn, 784-1700.

PHILBRICK – Raymond H. died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. Visitation Fortin/AUBURN Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at Sacred Heart Church, Monday at 11 a.m. Committal Mount Auburn Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in memory of Mr. Philbrick to the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330, or to the Twelve Hour Club, 120 Lisbon St., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of the Fortin Group, Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home and Cremation Services of AUBURN, Turner and Center Streets, 783-8545,

SURETTE – Loretta C. A Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Athanasius St. John Catholic Church, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford. A private interment will be in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions may be made to St. Athanasius St. John’s School, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford, ME 04276. A service of S.G. THIBAULT FUNERAL HOME & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, 364-4366,

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