BATES – Eleanor W., 90, died Nov. 6. Visitation Fortin / Auburn Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Phillips Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lewiston. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Eleanor’s memory to The National Alzheimer’s Association, The National Association of the Mentally Ill, or a charity of one’s choice. A Service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 217 Turner St., AUBURN, 783-8545,

BLANCHARD – Mary S., 85, died Nov. 4. A service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Good Shepard United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C. In attendance were Mary’s closest family and friends. Mary’s nephew, the Rev. Warren Grant assisted Good Shepard clergy in the officiating of the service. Family and friends are invited to gather for a brief memorial service at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. Burial at Mount Auburn Cemetery will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation honoring Mary Blanchard’s memory to: Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center, 725-A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401.

BROWN – Barbara H., 93, died Nov. 9. There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at Riverside Cemetery on a spring date to be determined. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to The Masonic Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1297, Bethel, ME 04217. Arrangements by Greenleaf Funeral Home, 37 Vernon St., Bethel.

CROCKER – Joyce O., 72, died Friday, Nov. 9, at her home in Sabattus. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at
BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main St., Monmouth. Visiting hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the funeral home. Interment at Monmouth Ridge Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Monmouth. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at:

GIBNEY – Richard E., 66, of Greene, died in Lewiston Nov. 8. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by

MARTIN – Frances Arlene, 79, died Nov. 8. Funeral services will be private at her request. Memorial donations may be made to the Hawthorne House Activities Fund, 6 Old County Road, Freeport, ME 04032. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. Memorial condolences may be expressed at

MORIN – Mariette died Nov. 7. Funeral will be held Nov. 14, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Summerfield, Fla., and a memorial service will be held in Stratton in the spring.

PORTER – Arthur R. Jr., “Junior,” 88, of Peru, died at Peru, Nov. 9. Public graveside services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Demerritt Cemetery, Peru, with the Rev. Roger Cousineau officiating. Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center,
42 Weld St., Dixfield, Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. After services on Tuesday, all are invited to attend a family reception at the American Legion Hall in Dixfield. Those who desire, may give gifts in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice (Home Hospice Care), 284 Main St., Suite 290, Wilton, ME 04294. Online condolences may be sent to [email protected]

STARKEY – Myrna A., 97, formerly a resident of Auburn, died in Lisbon, Nov. 7. Graveside services will be held
TUESDAY, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Auburn, with Chaplain Elaine Armstrong officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Myrna’s memory to the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at There will not be any visitation. Arrangements by the family-owned DILLINGHAM & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 62 Spring St., Auburn, 784-6449.

VALSECCHI – Albert Charles, 80, of Oxford, died in Norway Nov. 9. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel at Hillside Cemetery, 76 Walnut St., Torrington, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. with interment to follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

VERREAULT – Richard, 72, died Nov. 9. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819, or online at

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