Barbara Helen Dalot


Barbara Helen Dalot, 80, a resident of Dryden, passed away April 30th at Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 24, 1934 in Machias, the daughter of Clarence Gray and Rose Frances (Dorr) Gray. During her younger years she grew up in the Down East area. She worked at Forster Manufacturing in Dryden for 34 years before retiring.

She enjoyed baking pies with her mother, flowers, gardening, being outside and drinking coffee on her sun porch. Barbara especially loved the time she spent with her family and grandchildren. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughters, Gerry Rackliff of Vienna; Brenda Williams and her husband David of Wilton; and Joan Jackson of Livermore; sons, Elvin Dalot and his wife Roberta of Bath; and Bruce Quirrion of Dryden; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; and her sister Mary Gray of Machias.

She was predeceased by her husband, John I. Dalot, longtime companion, Earl F. Quirrion, daughter, Wanda Lee Ellsworth, son, John Dalot, Jr. and brothers, Caswell, Milton, Reggie and Phil Gray. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

Dalot – Died Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Lewiston, Maine. Barbara Helen Dalot, 80, a resident of Dryden, Maine. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 8th at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls, Maine. Visitation will be held from 12-1 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment Birchland Cemetery, East Dixfield Road, Jay, Maine.

Joey Taylor


Joey Taylor, 62, of Livermore Falls went home to God after a short illness surrounded by his family and loved ones.

He was born in Augusta, Maine on Apr. 8th, 1953 to parents Joseph and Lena (Nickless) Taylor Sr. Joey was a proud veteran of 15 years, and was a member of the Farmington Elks Lodge and Post 43 AMVETS of Jay.

He loved time spent at the racetrack on the pit crew of Taylor Racing, helping his cousin and partner in crime Daniel Taylor of Jay Auto and taking trips to Boca Raton, FL with cousins Wayne and Michele Pelletier. He also enjoyed being in the kitchen, playing cards, and horse races. Joey loved listening to country music, especially at events watching his cousins Daniel Taylor Sr. and Jr. perform. He enjoyed visits with cousins Bonnie, Wayne and Scott Ladd, as well as his trips to Connecticut visiting Gary and Kenny Taylor and Donna White.

Joey is survived by three sisters, Sandra Hyde of Farmington; Jeanne Mathews of Augusta and Stephanie Taylor of Auburn; his three children Shawn Taylor of Jay, Justin Taylor of Florida, and Heather Taylor of Jay. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He will be sadly missed by family, friends, and all who knew him!

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Taylor family to assist with funeral costs C/O Stephanie Taylor, 26 Giroux St. Auburn, Maine 04210.

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Gordon A. Flint


Gordon A. Flint, 68, of Wilton, Maine, passed away in the presence of his loving family on April 26, 2015, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Gordon was born on Jan. 9, 1947, to Louise A. (Lund) and Gordon E. Flint in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

He spent his childhood in Cohasset where he and his wife Patricia began their school years together in the first grade. They graduated from Cohasset High School in 1964. He was a 1968 graduate of Bowdoin College where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Army Reserves at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Gordon began his 42-year banking career at the Old Colony Trust Company of the First National Bank of Boston. In 1973 he returned to Maine where he worked as a trust officer at Northeast Bank of Lewiston and later served as the President of Northeast Bank of Farmington from 1983 to 1989. He held subsequent positions in private banking and commercial lending with Fleet Bank, Kingfield Savings Bank, Camden National Bank and Androscoggin Savings Bank. During this time he received four Finance Authority of Maine Outstanding Lender Awards.

He was named a Friend of the University of Maine at Farmington, served one term as the President of the Farmington Ski Club and held the position of Treasurer of the club for 22 years.

He was also part of the United Way family for many years, initially as a loaned executive in Boston. More recently, he served as a board member and treasurer of the United Way of The Tri-Valley Area, and, in 2005, he and his wife Patricia were Volunteer Co-Chairs of the Tri-Valley Area Campaign. He and Patricia also received the United Way Community Impact Award. He was a board member and treasurer of the Franklin County Children’s Task Force, and a past member of the board of Franklin Memorial Hospital.

Gordon was active in Old South Congregational Church of Farmington, where he served as its Moderator and as a member of the Finance and Stewardship Committees. He was a financial advisor to Western Maine Community Action.

He was also a member of Wilson Lake Country Club.

Since his retirement in 2010, he enjoyed wintering in Naples, Florida, fly fishing and golfing adventures with dear friends, and visiting family in Massachusetts, Colorado and California.

He was an accomplished writer and was well known among his friends for his humorous narrations.

He considered himself a true “Son of Bowdoin.” He was an active alumnus and enjoyed interviewing prospective Maine students. He believed in these words from “The Offer of Bowdoin College” written by William DeWitt Hyde, the Seventh President of the college:

“To make hosts of friends…

Who are to be leaders in all walks of life;

To lose yourself in generous enthusiasms

And cooperate with others for common ends-“

He leaves his devoted wife of 47 years, Patricia (Skehan) Flint, his son Andrew and his wife Jennifer of Larkspur, California; his son Peter of Crested Butte, Colorado, and his daughter Sarah Hammer and her husband Mark of Buena Vista, Colorado. He leaves four beloved grandchildren. Gordon is also survived by his mother Louise Flint of Cohasset, Mass.; his sister Cheryl Libby and her husband Kevin of Falmouth, Maine; and his brother Mark Flint and his wife Jeanne of Hull, Mass.

NOTICE: Flint, Gordon 4/26/2015 Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Old South Church (UCC), 227 Main St., Farmington, from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Old South Church at 2 p.m. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to the Nina Bitterauf Memorial Fund, attention John Bogar, 314 Morrison Hill Rd., Farmington, ME 04938, or the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area, P.O. Box 126, Farmington, ME 04938. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services, 108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Theodore “Ted” Walker


Theodore “Ted” Walker, 54, a resident of Campground Road, Livermore, passed away Saturday, May 2, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.

He was born May 30, 1960, in Poland, the son of Francis Walker and Janice Mae (Parker) Walker. Ted attended school in Poland and later served in the U.S. Army. Through the years, he worked as a woodsman. He was known for his chainsaw art and also enjoyed painting and clay art.

On Nov. 19, 1994, he married Sharon Richard of West Peru. He was a member of Victory Christian Church in Livermore.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Walker of Livermore Falls; his stepdaughters, Tiffany Fulton and Elisa Begin; stepsons, Edward DeRoche and Robert Begin; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Sheila Babcock, Tammy Dehetre, Sharon Kennedy Walker and Deedee Buskay; brothers, Brad Walker and Francis Walker Jr.; and his dog and best pal, Ben.

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WALKER — Theodore “Ted,” 54, a resident of Campground Road, Livermore Falls, passed away Saturday, May 2, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at VICTORY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1680 Federal Rd., Livermore. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls Interment will be at a later date.

Roberta Jean Mason


Roberta Jean Mason of North Turner, passed away peacefully on Nov. 30, 2014, at the age of 68. She was surrounded by her beloved family.

Roberta, also known as “Berta,” “Bert” and “Nana,” was born on July 14, 1946, in Livermore to Elmer and Mildred Gordon. She graduated from Leavitt Institute in 1964.

MASON — Roberta Jean, 68, of North Turner, passed away peacefully on Nov. 30, 2014. A graveside service and interment for Roberta will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, at Howes Corner Cemetery, Route 219, Turner. Arrangements by FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls.

Gilbert Donald Cook


Gilbert Donald Cook, 83, of Jay, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, at his home with his family at his side.

He was born in Old Town on March 11, 1932, to Kenneth and Zelie (Cyr) Cook. He graduated from Old Town High School in 1951, where he was a star football player. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean War. On Feb. 23, 1952, in Bradley, he married Donna Petrie.

His greatest joy, besides his family, was the creativity and skill he displayed while operating construction equipment. He began working with his father in his teen years for H.E. Sargent, where he traveled the state on various projects. As his family grew, he wanted to stay closer to home, so he accepted a job at the International Paper mill in Jay. He worked there for 27 years, until his retirement in 1992.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Donna Cook of Jay; his children, Donald Cook and wife, Autumn, of Kitty Hawk, N.C., David Cook and wife, Kim, of Jay, Lisa Gabarra and husband, John, of Orrington, and Daniel Cook of Portsmouth, N.H.; grandchildren, Scott, Ryan, Kris, Morgan and Allyson.

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COOK — Gilbert Donald, 83, of Jay, passed away Thursday, April 30, at his home. Funeral services with full military honors were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, Livermore Falls. Visitation was held from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Interment at Jay Hill Cemetery, Main Street, Jay. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240 or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

Funeral Mass

Funeral Mass for Geraldine LeBlanc. Died March 10, 2015. Mass will be celebrated May 15th, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Parish of the Holy Savior Church Rumford, ME. Reception to follow in the Parish Hall.

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