Arsenault – Bernard J., 81, of Peru, died Sept. 5, in Rumford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. SATURDAY, Sept. 8, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. Contributions in his 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,

BRUNEAU – Henry S., 83, of Poland, died Sept. 7. Visitation at Fortin/
AUBURN on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral Monday at noon in the chapel at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, where burial will follow. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545,

DUGMORE – Arnold W., 74, of Denmark, died Sept. 6 in Portland. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. at Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., South Paris, with interment to follow at Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. Donations in his memory can be made to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

FORTIER – Marie L., 74, of Rumford, died Sept. 1 in Auburn. There are no public calling hours, but friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Athanasius-St. John Church, Rumford. Interment at St. John Cemetery, Rumford. Those who desire, please contribute to St. Athanasius-St. John School, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford, ME 04276 in her memory. Arrangements are under the care of the
MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276 Online condolences and memories may be shared at [email protected]

GALLANT – Maurice C., 82, of Rumford died Sept. 5. A funeral Mass will be held in his honor on Monday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at St. Athanasius-St. John Church. Committal prayers will follow at St. John Cemetery in Rumford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Community Campaign at St. Athanasius-St. John Church in Rumford.

GROVER – Jane Bickford, 92, died July 29 in Rumford. A private memorial service will be held Sept. 15 at Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Bridgewater, Mass.

LEIGHTON – Naomi J., 67, of Minot died Sept. 7. Memorial services will be held
WEDNESDAY at 11 a.m. from the Memorial Chapel of Dillingham & Son. Online condolences and sharing memories may be expressed at Memorial visitation on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the family-owned DILLINGHAM & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL & TRIBUTE CENTER, 62 Spring St., Auburn, 784-6449.

Leighton – Wilma H., 85, of West Minot, died Sept. 7 in Norway. Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at the West Minot Union Church with the Rev. Frances Lodge officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in West Minot. Family and friends may attend visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls. Remembrance donations may be made to the West Minot Union Church, c/o Janice Verrill, 907 Woodman Hill Road, Minot, ME 04258 or the West Minot Grange 42, c/o Hester Gilpatric, 995 Woodman Hill Road, Minot, ME 04258. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

MORTON – Deborah, 56, formerly of Rumford, died Sept. 4 in Stoneville, N.C. There will be a memorial Mass at St. John’s Church on Maine Avenue in Rumford at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. A celebration of life will take place in the church hall immediately following the service.

RUSSELL – Richard T., 79, of Sanford, died Sept. 6. Visiting hours will be Monday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home in Springvale. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at the North Parish Congregational Church in Sanford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the North Parish Congregational Church Hymnal Fund at 893 Main St., Sanford, where Richard was an active member of the church and choir. To leave messages of condolence, please visit Services for the Russell family have been arranged through the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home of Springvale.

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