BECK – Linwood C., 85, died April 7. Visiting hours are Monday, April 10, at the Redington Funeral Home, 5 Park St., Waterville, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the First Congregational Church, 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, ME 04901 or the Harold Alfond Cancer Center, c/o Maine General Health Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903-0828.

ELLIS – Faith J. H., 72, of Rangeley, died April 4 at Farmington. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley, with the Rev. T. Kyle Grennen as celebrant. Interment will be later in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley. Gifts may be given in Faith’s memory to North Star, Rangeley Crew Fund, P.O. Box 220, Rangeley, ME 04970 or the Rangeley Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Barbara Quimby, P.O. Box 48, Rangeley, ME, 04970. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Funeral Home, Cremation Service & Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME 04938. Words of condolence may be expressed at [email protected]

GAUDET – Benjamin J., 85, of Rumford, died April 7. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at the SG Thibault Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. with Deacon Rod Berger officiating. Spring interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Residents Activity Fund, Rumford Community Home, P.O. Box 430, Rumford, ME 04276. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, 364-4366,

MERRILL – Robert E. Sr., 83, of New Gloucester, died April 8 in Lewiston. Visitations at Fortin/AUBURN, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Committal at Pine Street Cemetery later in the spring. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

STURGIS – Elliott A., 94, of New Gloucester, died April 8 in Auburn. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 11, at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Gray from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in New Gloucester with the Rev. Linda Gard presiding. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester, P.O. Box 114, New Gloucester, Maine. Arrangements under the care of Wilson Funeral Home, Gray.