DEMETER – Carol C., 59, a resident of Auburn, died in Lewiston, Feb. 22, A celebration of life service honoring Carol’s life will be celebrated FRIDAY at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ray Richard presiding. Committal prayers will be held later in the spring at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations in Carol’s memory may be made to Shriners Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114-2699. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the PINETTE & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.

GALLANT – Joseph “Butsey” of Rumford, died Feb. 23, in Auburn. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at SG Thibault Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Parish of the Holy Savior (St. Athanasius-St. John Catholic Church). Spring interment will be at Pineview Cemetery in Roxbury. If so desired contributions in his memory may be made to the Hope Association, 85 Lincoln Ave., Rumford, ME 04276. Arrangements are under the care of
S.G. THIBAULT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford ME 04276, 364-4366,

LARRABEE – Margaret M., 87, of Norway died in Auburn, Feb. 23. Family and friends may attend visiting hours on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., South Paris. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Highland Cemetery in West Poland. Donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation at the Northern New England Office, 6 Chenell Drive, Suite 260, Concord, NH 03301. Online condolences may be shared with her family at

MERRILL – Muriel J., 75, died Feb. 24. Visitation Fortin/Auburn Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Funeral will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Committal service will be held in the spring at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Mrs. Merrill’s memory to Clover Manor Nursing Home, 440 Minot Ave., Auburn, ME 04210; Edward Little High School Alumni Assoc., 77 Harris St., Auburn, ME 04210; the Maine Alzheimers’ Assoc., 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105; or a charity of your choice. A service of the Fortin Group (formerly Plummer & Merrill) of 217 Turner St.,
AUBURN, 783-8545,

OUELLETTE – Cecile, 94, died Feb. 22. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. There will be no visitation.

PARENT – Raymond M., 76, died Feb. 23. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (lower chapel). Committal St. Peter’s Cemetery. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services,
LEWISTON, 70 Horton St., 784-4584,

STANLEY – Charles E. Jr., 77, died Feb. 23. At his request, there are no public calling hours, but friends are invited to attend graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Demerritt Cemetery, West Peru. Arrangements are under the care of the
MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, ME 04276. E-mail condolences and memories may be shared at [email protected]

THIBODEAU – Chandra L., 57, of Peru, died at Peru, Sunday, Feb. 22. Memorial visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb 26, at the Wiles Remembrance Center,
42 Weld St., P.O. Box 621, Dixfield, ME 04224. Gifts may be given in her memory to the funeral home for a cause to be named later, that was dear to her heart. Words of condolence may be sent via e-mail to [email protected]

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