BISSON – Gerald, 85, formerly of Lewiston, died in Southington, Conn., March 26. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29, at 9:15 a.m at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington, Conn., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas Church. Burial with military honors will follow in the State Veterans’ Cemetery, Bow Lane, Middletown. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Assoc., 45 Ash St., E. Hartford, CT 06108-3272 or the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 96 Oak St., Hartford, CT 06106.

BUBIER – Lorraine M., 64, of Rangeley, died in Rangeley, March 26. A memorial service at the Rangeley Baptist Church will be held at a later time with the day and time to be announced. Interment will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Rangeley. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center,
137 Farmington Falls Road, Routes 2 and 27, Farmington. Words of condolence may be sent to [email protected] verizon.net.

CARD – Elsie A., 72, of Lisbon Falls died March 22. At her request, only a graveside service will be held later in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Relay for Life, 1 Main St., Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements by
Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.

CHRISTIE – Dorothy C., 95, died March 27. A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so in care of the Dawne Christie Shisler Scholarship Fund for Music and the Creative Arts, Gould Academy, P.O. Box 860, Bethel, ME 04217.

HEAD – John B., 75, died March 25. A memorial service will be held at the West Bethel Union Church on Saturday, March 29, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Williams officiating followed by a time of remembrance at the Mundt-Allen American Legion 81, Vernon Street, Bethel. Memorials in his memory are requested to the West Bethel Union Church, P.O. Box 72, West Bethel, ME 04286. Online condolences may be left at www.andrewsgreenleaf.com. Arrangements by Greenleaf Funeral Home, 37 Vernon St., Bethel.

KNAPP – Jeanne “Joan,” 95, of Canton, formerly of Jay, died in Canton, March 25. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, Jay. After Mass, a family reception will be held at the VFW Post, Route 133, Jay. Family and friends are invited to call at the Wiles Remembrance Center,
308 Franklin Road, Route 133, Jay, Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Daughters of Isabella will meet at 3 p.m. and Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post 3335 Auxiliary and AMVETS Post 33 Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given in her memory to the FMH Oncology Dept., 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938, or to the Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post 3335 Scholarship Fund, 62 Jewell St., Jay, ME 04239. Winter entombment at the funeral home. Spring committal at Holy Cross Cemetery, Livermore Falls. Condolences may be shared with the family at wilesfuneralhomes @verizon.net.

KNOX – Kenneth E., 86, of Dixfield, died at Rumford, Tuesday, March, 25. Friends and family are invited to a remembrance and celebration of Ken’s life at the Mexico Town Hall on Sunday, March 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. Internment and graveside services will be held later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ken’s name to: American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center,
42 Weld St., Dixfield. Words of condolence may be sent to [email protected] verizon.net.

LABBIE – Jeannine Ida Melanson, 79, formerly of Lewiston, died in Greenville, S.C., March 25. Visitation will be held Friday, March 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, 639 N. Main St., Greenville, S.C. The funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Burial will be at Florence National Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com

LaMONTAGNE – Ronald A., 58, died in Sebastian, Fla., Feb. 29. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 253 Main St., Lewiston, on Monday, March 31 at 11 a.m.

LAPIERRE – Pauline A., 70, died March 24. Visitation Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at The Fortin Group/Auburn. Funeral Sacred Heart Church, Saturday at noon followed by committal at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Tributes may be sent and moving memories viewed at www.mem.com. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 217 Turner St.,
AUBURN, ME 04210, 783-8545, www.thefortingroup.com

McCABE – Janette, 72, died Tuesday, March 25, in South Paris. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Route 26, Oxford. Interment will be in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janette’s memory may be sent to the First Congregational Church of South Paris, 17 East Main St., South Paris, ME 04281, or to the Kidney Foundation of Maine, P.O. Box 1134, Portland, ME 04104, and to Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing Scholarship Fund Development Office, 300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneral services.com

PHELPS – Marjorie M., R.N., 77. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., Rumford. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Those who desire, may contribute to the Virgin Memorial Chapel Sunday School Program, c/o James Robertson, 724 Forest Ave., Rumford, ME 04276 in her memory. E-mail condolences may be sent to [email protected]

PUTEETT – Dorothy M., 81, a resident of Auburn, died in Auburn, March 27. At her request there will not be any visitation or funeral services. Those wishing may make donations in Dorothy’s memory to Clover Health Care Facility activities account, 440 Minot Ave., Auburn, ME 04210. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com. Arrangements by the family-owned
PINETTE & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, 784-4023.

SARGENT – Verdell E., 73, of Dixfield, died at Auburn, Tuesday, March 25. He wanted no rites in a gloom filled room. Graveside services will be held later in the spring with time and date to be announced at the Dickvale Cemetery in Peru. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center,
42 Weld St., Dixfield. In lieu of flowers, or donations please visit a relative or friend. Words of condolence may be sent to [email protected] or directly to Patricia Sargent, P.O. Box 203, Dixfield, ME 04224.

SMITH – PFC Tyler Jacob, 22, of Bethel, died in Iraq, March 21. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Sunday, March 30, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Route 26, Oxford. Funeral services for family and friends will be held on Monday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at the West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel, with full military honors. Interment will be in the spring at the Sunday River Cemetery in Newry, time and date will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tyler’s memory may be sent to Region 9, 377 River Road, Mexico, ME 04257 c/o Brenda Gammon. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices. com

WITHAM – Arlene K., 85, died March 25. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Greenwood Cemetery in Dixfield. Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan and Scott’s Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan. Friends wishing may make donations in Arlene’s name to the Phillips Historical Society, P.O. Box 216, Phillips, ME 04966.


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