ASSELIN — Rene N., 82, of Lewiston died in Lewiston on Jan. 31. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Lower Chapel of the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Androscoggin Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Arrangements under the care of DOSTIE FUNERAL HOME, Lewiston, 782-8221.

BISSON — Cynthia, 68, of Ft. Meyer’s, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 31, in Claremont, N.H. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Holy Cross Church. Interment, St. Peter’s Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Lionel G. Bisson Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn, ME 04241. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

CARON — Robert S., 75, of Lyman, formerly of 2161 Lisbon Road, Lewiston, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Lewiston. Committal St. Peter’s Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice at Hospice of Southern Maine, Attn: Development, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., LEWISTON, 784-4584.

DOUGLASS — Sylvia M., 86, of South Paris, died in South Paris Feb. 2. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St., South Paris. Interment will be in the spring at Porter Village Cemetery in Porter. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the First Congregational Church, or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

FURBUSH — Paul M., 73, died Feb. 1. No public visiting hours are scheduled. A committal service with military honors will be held Friday, Feb. 4, at noon in the chapel at Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul’s name to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, 361 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements by Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., AUGUSTA.

LAGASSIE — Earl R., 79, died Jan. 27. At his request, a private cemetery service will take place at the convenience of the family. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Service, 70 Horton St., LEWISTON, 784-4584.

LeBLANC — Paul of Jay died Jan. 31. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Emmanuel Assembly of God, Shuy Corner, Route 133 and 17, Livermore, Falls. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. also to be held at Emmanuel Assembly of God. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the LeBlanc Daughters College Memorial Fund at Otis Federal Credit Union, Jay.

LESSARD — Lucien R. Sr., 56, of North Waterboro died on Saturday, Jan. 29, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Lakeside Community Church, 1248 Sokokis Trail, North Waterboro. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Lakeside Community Church, P.O. Box 386, North Waterboro, ME 04061. Arrangements are under the direction of Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home in Springvale.

McMORRAN — Marian V., 88, formerly of Auburn, died Tuesday, Feb. 1. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 155 Hogan Road, Lewiston. Committal will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Mechanic Falls. A service of The FortinGroup Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 217 Turner St., AUBURN, 783-8545.

MERRILL — Erwin L. Sr., 70, of Rumford, died Jan. 31, in Portland. Visiting hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home with a service to follow at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Erwin’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford ME 04276, 364-4366.

POWELL — Howard Price Jr. died Jan. 31, in Auburn. Family and friends are invited to attend services to be held on Saturday, Feb 5, at the United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn. Viewing will be held from noon to 1 p.m. A service will be held at the church at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a procession to Gracelawn Memorial Park and a short committal service in the N. Edward Chapman Gathering Room.


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