Bancroft – Laura L., 82, formerly of South Portland, died on Saturday, Feb. 16. A visiting hour will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the spring at Bay View Cemetery in South Portland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011, or the Animal Refugee League, 449 Stroudwater St., Westbrook, ME 04092.

Brown – Lucy A. (Dolly), 86, of Oxford died Thursday, Feb. 14, in South Paris. At her request, no services will be held at this time. Donations in her memory may be made to Oxford Rescue, c/o Scott Hunter, 701 Main St., Oxford, ME 04270. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Route 26, Oxford, ME 04270. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

CAUX – Fernand, 87, died Feb. 13. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Services, 15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819.

Dufresne – Antonio J.P. “Tony,” formerly of Auburn, died on Feb. 14. A graveside service will take place in the spring at Ridge Cemetery in Monmouth where interment will follow in the family lot. At his request, there are no visiting hours. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, c/o Kora Temple, 11 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04240. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 217 Turner St.,
AUBURN, 783-8545.

Grover – Robert M., 71, of Otisfield, died in Newport Richey, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 14. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 230 Main St., Norway. A graveside service will be held in the spring at Elmwood Cemetery in Otisfield. Donations in memory can be made to the Otisfield Fire Dept., Otisfield, ME.

Holsinger – Robert A., 63, of Waterford, originally from Horrell, Pa., died in Waterford on Friday, Feb. 15. There are no visiting hours scheduled. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Weston Chandler Funeral Homes at 230 Main St., in Norway. Bob will then be taken to Plank & Stitts Funeral Home in Hollidaysburg, Pa., where he will be given a Military Service and laid to rest with his family at Canoe Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and cards, the family asks that donations be made in Bob’s name to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, ME.

LEPAGE – Aurore M., 88, a resident of E. Hartford, Conn., formerly of Lewiston, Maine, died in Manchester, Conn., on Feb. 15. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring her life will be held
TUESDAY 11 a.m., at Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. Interment with committal prayers to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather at the PINETTE & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, one hour prior to the services at 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at

Robichaud – Cecile M., 83, died on Feb. 16. Visitation at Fortin /
Auburn on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral at The Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Committal at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Tributes maybe sent and moving memories viewed at A service of the Fortin Group Funeral home and Cremation Services, 217 Turner St., AUBURN, ME 04210, 207 783-8545.

ROBINSON – Richard A. “Rick,” 58, died on Feb. 17. Memorial services at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the
MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276, with Dale Thompson officiating. Friends are invited to call after 6 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the funeral. Those who desire, please contribute to the charity of your choice in his memory. E-mail condolences and memories may be shared at [email protected]

Stevens – Doris Arlene Hall, 74, of Oxford, died in Norway on Friday, Feb. 15. Visiting hours will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Cullen of the United Methodist Church of Auburn. Interment will be in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Oxford. Donations in memory can be made to the Maine Alzheimer’s Association, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B Portland, ME 04101.

SWAN – Berniece E., 92, died on Feb. 14. Visiting hours will be held at the Andrews Funeral Home, 64 Andrews Road, South Woodstock, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral services at the funeral home on Friday, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Lloyd Waterhouse officiating. Memorials in Berniece’s memory are requested to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086 or to Tri-Town Ambulance, P.O. Box 275, West Paris, ME 04289. Online condolences may be left at

TRASK – Sharon A., 62, formerly of Auburn, died in Lewiston on Feb. 13. Visitation on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lynch family owned DILLINGHAM & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL & TRIBUTE CENTER, 62 Spring St., Auburn, 784-6449. Funeral services honoring her life will be held on WEDNESDAY at noon at the United Methodist Church, Park St., Auburn, with the Rev. Richard Cullen officiating. Graveside committal prayers will be held later in the spring at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at

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