AMES —Collis Willard “Sid,” 84, of Farmington passed peacefully from a long illness on Saturday, April 11, at the Hospice and Palliative Care Unit at the Togus VA Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Those wishing may make donations in Collis’ name to the Mt. Blue High School Sports Boosters for the benefit of Mt. Blue Softball, 129 Seamon Road, Farmington, ME 04938. Condolences may be sent to the family at

CARON—Richard, 78, of Belmont, N.H., died Sunday. April 12, at Lakes Region General Hospital, after a sudden illness. All are invited to attend a gathering on Friday, April 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester, N.H. A funeral mass will be given at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 15 Elm St., Manchester, N.H., at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, for internment with full Military Honors immediately following in the mausoleum at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 474 Goffstown Road, Manchester, N.H. All services are provided by Phaneuf Funeral Home. 

DISNEY — Ellen E., of Lisbon Falls, died at the Hospice House in Auburn on Friday, April 10. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick.

FIRTH—Benjamin Anthony, 45, of Sabattus and formerly of North Carolina, died Sunday, April 12, in Sabattus.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church, 555 Lisbon St., Lisbon Falls. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls.

GALIPEAU — Germaine F., 93, a resident of 200 Stetson Road, Auburn, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion Sunday evening, April 12, with her loving family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring Germaine’s life will be celebrated SATURDAY April 18, 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Committal prayers to follow at St. Peter’s Mausoleum Chapel of the Rosary. Memorial donations in Germaine’s memory may be made to Free the Kids, 2303 West Market St., Greensboro, NC 27403.
Family and friends are invited to visit Friday, April 17, 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the PINETTE DILLINGHAM & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 305 Alfred Plourde Pkwy., Lewiston, 784-4023.

GRANT — Rita,  75, of Lewiston died at Montello Manor on Saturday, April 11. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Fortin Group Funeral Home, 70 Horton St., Lewiston. A Service will be held on Friday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at The Fortin Group Funeral Home, followed by entombment for Rita and Dick, at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston. The family respectfully requests donations be made in Rita’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route One No. 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074 or American Cancer Society, NE Division, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral, Cremation, & Monument Service, 70 Horton St., LEWISTON 784-4584.


HALE —Frances “Fran,” 80, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, April 11, in the presence of family. Visiting time will be from 2 to 3:15 p.m. with a memorial service to begin at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, with Jon Olsen officiating at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield. The deceased will be interred alongside her husband at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta at a later date. Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers, 107 Main St., Fairfield.

MARTIN —Frederick James, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 8. Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at Bethany Church, 399 Pascack Road, Washington Township, N.J. In lieu of flowers, donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the ASPCA. Arrangements are entrusted to the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 South Farview Ave., Paramus, N.J.

MERRILL —Clarence H. “Sonny,” died Sunday, April 12, at the Maine Veterans’ Home. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. Family and friends may attend visitation at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Paris Lodge No. 94 AF & AM will conduct public Masonic services at 6:30 p.m., followed by Foster-Carroll American Legion Post No. 72 at 6:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to a charity or community organization of your choice would be appreciated.

PRICE —Gary K., 92, a resident of Wales, died Friday, April 10, at the Hospice House in Auburn. Funeral services will be held at St. Michael’s Parish, 78 Pleasant St., Auburn on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. Arrangements under the care of BRAGDON-FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 707 Main St., Monmouth. Interment will be in Hedgesville Cemetery, Hedgesville, W.Va. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

SHAW —Helen I., 91, peacefully passed away at her home in Washougal on Monday, April 6. There will be no local services. Private interment will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanic Falls. Straub’s Funeral Home and Columbia River Cremation in Camas, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.

TAGUE —Janice M., died Wednesday, April 8. A private service will be held at a later date.   Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.

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