Wallace James (Jim) Bamford


Jim Bamford, 68, a resident of Edwin, Alabama, died suddenly May 6th from injuries sustained in a tree cutting accident.

Jim was born in Maine and graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1965. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion in Abbeville, Alabama. He was a member of the Church of Abbeville and was retired from Eufaula Trucking Company as the shop foreman.

He was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin, his parents, Roscoe and Gladys Bamford, and a brother, Roy Bamford.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Wandy Kay Easterly Bamford of 45 years; a son, Daryl Bamford (Kimberly) of Northport, Ala.; two sisters, Joyce “Jo” Barker (Rick) of New Hampshire, Fay Barker (Bob) of Livermore, ME; three grandchildren, Brooks, Riley, Grace and Barrett Bamford; sisters in law Brenda Bamford of Livermore, ME, Sherrie Easterly of La Belle, Fla., Juanita Rivers (Terry) of Blue Springs, Ala., Sarita Easterly of Abbeville, Ala.; and a brother-in-law, Joe Easterly of Naples, Fla.

Anna A. Sawyer


Anna A. Sawyer, 93, formerly of Jay, passed away Monday morning, May 18, at Southern Maine Medical Center, after a brief illness.

She was born in Chisholm on June 5, 1921, the daughter of Antonio and Antonia (DeCicchi) Scappaticci. On June 7, 1945, she married Clifford Sawyer at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay. They were married for 61 years before his passing on Dec. 16, 2006.

She graduated from Jay High School in 1938. Anna was a housewife, and also manufactured snow shoes at Aldrich Manufacturing Shoe Shop in Norway and fashionable leather shoes at the Livermore Falls Shoe Shop. She also worked for Dakin Dairy Farm before spending 25 years with Berry Hills Apple Orchard, both located in Livermore.

She was a communicant at St. Rose of Lima Church until 2005 when she moved to Old Orchard Beach and became a member of Saint Margaret’s Church and Good Shepherd Parish. She was a longtime member of the Daughters of Isabella and was an avid craftsperson and painter. She crocheted, knitted and painted many crafts and had a small shop on the porch of her home in Jay. She and her husband traveled to many craft fairs to showcase their unique works.

She is survived by her two sons, Richard Sawyer and his wife, Cornelia, of Saco, and Walter Sawyer and his wife, Nancy, of Alexandria, Va.; as well as five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Sawyer; son, David Sawyer in 1962; brothers, Nicolo Scappaticci and John Scappaticci of Jay; and sister, Josephine Benedetto of Norway.

Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

SAWYER — Anna A., 93, a former resident of Jay, passed away Monday morning at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. Visitation will be 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 22, at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church St., Jay. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park St., Livermore Falls. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Home Health Visiting Nurses at 15 Industrial Park Road, Saco, ME 04072.

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