BROCHU — Fernand “Fern” E., 72, formerly of Lewiston, died in Higganum, Conn., June 20. Funeral services were held at St. Peter’s Church in Higganum, Conn. Burial with military honors will be at the State Veterans Cemetery. Arrangements were by Biega Funeral Home in Middletown, Conn. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

CARON — Leo R., 79, a resident of Lewiston, died in Lewiston, June 23. Memorial services honoring Leo’s life will be held SATURDAY at 10 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church with the Rev. Casey Collins officiating. Graveside committal prayers to follow with military honors at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn. Memorial donations in Leo’s memory may be made to either Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04240, or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at Family and friends are invited to visit Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the DILLINGHAM & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 62 Spring St., Auburn, 784-6449.

CARON — Roland L. died June 13. Graveside committal St. Peter’s Cemetery Friday at 8 a.m. You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Caron family by visiting their guest book at A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services of Lewiston/Auburn 784-4584.

DONOVAN — Mildred A., 90, died June 24. At Millies request, there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Patrick Dempsey Cancer Center, 12 High St., Lewiston, ME p4240, or St. Martins DePorres Res, 23 Bartlett St., Lewiston. Family and friends are invited to a memorial Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Main Street, Lewiston at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30. After the Mass, a private burial will take place at Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Augusta. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston, 784-1700.

GORDON — Lincoln L., 82, died June 23, at his home surrounded by his family. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 2, at High Street Congregational Church, Pleasant Street, Auburn, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. with a memorial service after at 3 p.m. There will be a reception at the church after the service. A private burial service will be held for both Lincoln and Sylvia at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Linc Gordon Scholarship Fund, c/o Dixfield-Dirigo Alumni Assoc., P.O. Box 359, Dixfield, ME 04224, or The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, 10 High St, Ste 301, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Lewiston.

GROLEAU — Mary S., 96, of Livermore Falls, died at Wilton, Tuesday, June 23. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, June 29, at St. Rose of Lima in Jay with the Rev. Thomas Lequin, celebrant. Family and friends are invited to call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 136 High St., Wilton. Interment will be at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Livermore Falls. Gifts may be given in Mary’s memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 797, Wilton, ME 04294, or St. Rose of Lima’s sister parish in Haiti, c/o St. Rose of Lima, 1 Church St., Jay, ME 04239. Words of condolence may be sent via e-mail to


OUELLETTE — Marguerite R. died June 23. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at The Parish of the Holy Savior in Rumford Friday at 9 a.m. Committal to follow at St. John’s Cemetery. At her request, there are no visiting hours. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to Parish of the Holy Savior, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford, ME 04276. You are invited to share your condolences and fond memories with the Ouellette family by visiting their guestbook at A service of the S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Service, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford, 364-4366.

SMITH — Beverly L., 82, of Lisbon, died in Lisbon Falls, June 21. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 28 at the West Road Cemetery in Petersham, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lamp Alzheimer’s Residential Care Facility, 64 Lisbon St., Lisbon, ME 04250.

THORNDIKE — Blanche G. (LaMarre), 81, formerly of Lewiston, died in Rockland, June 20. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 11 a.m. at the Village Cemetery, Erin Street in Thomaston. The Rev. Mark Rhinehart will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall & Bibber Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 78 Main St., P.O. Box 184, Thomaston, ME 04861. Sympathies to the family may be expressed through

WING — Raymond LaRochelle, 54, of Lewiston, died in Auburn, June 21. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on July 2 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Auburn.

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