DELANO — Dura Roosevelt “Dell” Jr., of McCook, Neb., died on Monday, April 6, at Hillcrest Nursing Home following a brief illness. There will be a Visitation on Friday, April 10, and services will be held on Saturday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. CDT at Herman-Jones Funeral Home. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that donations for the McCook Community Hospice be sent to Herman-Jones Funeral Home, 607 Norris Ave., McCook, NE 69001.

EMERY — Claire J., 73, of 639 County Road, Turner, died at home Tuesday, April 7, following a long battle with cancer, surrounded by family. The service will be Saturday, April 11, at Funeral Alternatives, 25 Tampa St., Lewiston, ME. Visitation at 1 p.m., with the service beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

FOX — Carmen, 42, of Lewiston passed away on Monday, April 6, at her home. A memorial service will be held on at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10, at the Buckfield Community Church, 76 Turner St., Buckfield.

IRISH — Lillian Mary, of Rumford, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 7, at the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris. Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, at S.G. Thibault Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Monday April 13, at Parish of the Holy Savior, 126 Maine Ave., Rumford. Spring interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please feel welcome to contribute to the Rumford Historical Society, 145 Congress St., Rumford, ME 04276, in memory of Lillian M. Irish. Arrangements are under the care of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford ME 04276. 364-4366

KNOWLES — Muriel, died Tuesday, April 7. Friends are invited to visit from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Berean Baptist Church, 15 Cumberland St., Brunswick.

OUELLETTE — Rene A., died April 2nd in Lewiston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday April 11, 2015 at 9:00 am at the Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul. Committal prayers to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations preferred to The Good Shepherd Food Bank 3121 Hotel Road Auburn, ME 04210. Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday April 10th from 4 to 8 pm at Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4023.


PELLETIER — Maurice N., 64, of Androscoggin Avenue, Lewiston, died Tuesday, March 31, at the Androscoggin Hospice House. Visitation Fortin / Auburn Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Philip’s Church, 2365 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210. Committal Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, One Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04330, Monday at noon. Donations may be made to The Patrick Demsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 10 High St., Suite 301, Lewiston, ME 04240 or Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice, 15 Strawberry, Lewiston. A service of The Fortin Group Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210 (207) 783-8545.

SMITH — Barry W., “Bear,” died on Easter Sunday, April 5, in Fairfax, Va. At Barry’s request, we will be celebrating his life at the Sea Dog Restaurant, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island No. 100, Topsham, at 4 p.m. Aug. 2. Please bring a story to share and a photo for his timeline. In celebration of his life, please make a donation in Barry’s memory to Bowdoin College to the Sidney J. Watson Athletic Fund at

STALEY — Margaret A. “Peggy” (Roderick), Margaret A. “Peggy” (Roderick) Staley, 59 of Norway, passed away Tuesday, April 7, at Central Maine Medical Center. A time of visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Oxford, where a memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. If desired, donations in Peggy’s memory can be made to the Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 U.S. Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105, or to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 29 Lowell St., No. 5, Lewiston, ME 04240.

TIBBETTS — Robert W., 95, died Wednesday, April 8, at Clover Living Center. Visitation Fortin Auburn, Saturday, April 11, from 9 to 10 a.m. Funeral will follow at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Committal will be held later this spring at Highland Cemetery in South Portland. Those wishing to make donations in his name may do so to Court St. Baptist Church, 129 Court St., Auburn, ME 04210.

VERRILL — Irving, 87, died peacefully on Friday, April 3, in the comfort of Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. Services will be private and later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer Foundation of America (AFA). The Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St. in Alfred, is respectfully handling arrangements.

WITHERELL — Cynthia L., 65, of Farmington, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 6, at Sandy River Nursing Care Center. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. immediately followed by a Celebration of Life Ceremony at 6 p.m. at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services on Friday, April 10. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, ME 04938.

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