BLAIS – Carmen J., 95, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston Dec. 9. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, (lower chapel). Burial to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at At the request of the family there will be no visitation. Arrangements by Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home, 784-4023.

EARLE – Martina E. (Ashton), 83, died Dec. 9. Visitation at Fortin/Auburn on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service Monday at 11 a.m. at High Street Congregational Church in Auburn, followed by a light lunch in the church assembly hall.Committal will be at 1:30 p.m. at Gracelawn Memorial Chapel, Auburn. Family and friends are invited to visit to pay tribute to Martina’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the High Street Congregational Church youth summer camp scholarship program. A service of the Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home Cremation & Monument Services, 217 Turner St., AUBURN, ME 783-8545,

MARCOTTE – Dr. Yvon W., 96, died Dec. 1. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Church. Entombment, St. Peter’s Cemetery Mausoleum. No visitation. Donations may be made in his memory to either the American Cancer Society, Northern New England Region, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME, 04086, or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. Donations, condolences, and a photo tribute may be accessed online at Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

PUGLIESE – Eleanor Louise Learned died Dec. 10. An hour of visitation will be held at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, 37 Vernon St., Bethel on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Leslie Foley officiating. If you are not able to attend, please celebrate Eleanor’s life with random acts of kindness. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Doris Day Animal League, 2100 L St. NW Washington, DC 20037 or; responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hill, P.O. Box 82, Norway, ME 04268; Bethel Animal Hospital Second Chance Program, 179 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel, ME 04217 or an animal welfare organization of your choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at

WANDELL – Vernonic M., 91, of Lisbon, died Dec. 6 in South Paris. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Crosman Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Interment services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at Maine Veterans’ Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. Share thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Wandell family by visiting their guestbook at Friends and family may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086 in Mrs. Veronica M. Wandell’s memory.

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