CHILD – Ethel M., 97, died June 25 in Dixfield. At her request there are no calling hours, but friends are invited to attend graveside services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Demerritt Cemetery, West Peru, with the Rev. John Gensel officiating. Arrangements are under the care of MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3 Franklin St., Rumford. Those who desire may contribute in her memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 284 Main St., Suite 290, Wilton, ME 04294. Condolences and memories may be shared at

HALL – Lawrence E. died May 12 in Lewiston. Donations may be sent to the Rangeley Lakes Trail Center in his honor. A celebration of his life will be held on Toothaker Island in August.

HAMMOND – Gerald “Jerry” R., 67, of Wilton, died at Farmington on June 27. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 136 High St., Wilton. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the center on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Private interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton. Those who desire may make memorial contributions in Jerry’s memory to the Diabetes Education Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital, 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family at

NELSON – Joy (Olson) 74, died Thursday, June 25, in Norway. Family and friends will have a gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please support your local cancer foundation in Joy’s memory. Arrangements under the direction of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Route 26, Oxford. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

RABASCO – Edward Sr., 76, died June 26. Visitation Fortin/Auburn Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish at Sacred Heart Church Tuesday at 11 a.m. Committal with Military Honors Mount Hope Cemetery Lewiston. In Mr. Rabasco’s memory donations may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, or online You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Rabasco family by visiting their guest book at A service of The Fortin Group / Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., AUBURN, ME 04210, 783-8545.

SAUNDERS – Raymond Sr., 86, of Albany, died in South Paris on June 26. Private graveside services will be held at Songo Pond Cemetery, Albany. Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 45 Main St., South Paris. Online condolences may be shared with his family at

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