Darrold Kenneth Clair


Darrold Kenneth Clair passed away July 3, 2015 at Maine General Hospital in Augusta.

He was born Aug. 2, 1927 in Waterville, ME to Noah and Maude (Rancourt) Clair. He served in the United States Navy and then worked at the Maine Central Railroad until his retirement. In his spare time he was an avid stamp collector and served as president of the Franklin County Stamp and Coin Club.

He married Kitty Hudson in 1950 and they raised six boys together, Gary, Jeffrey, Ross, Randall, Todd and Jason. Darrold remarried in 1990 to Muriel Buck.

Darrold was predeceased by his son Randall Clair, two brothers, Gary (Guy) and Maynard Clair, and his wife Muriel.

A big thank you to the staff at Woodlands in Hallowell for all the care and support given over the past several years. Tributes and condolences may be shared by visiting www.wilesrc.com.

A public memorial graveside service was held on Wednesday July 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Gould Cemetery in Smithfield. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Wiles Remembrance Center, 137 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

Roland Lewis Marshall


Roland Lewis Marshall, 81, the oldest lifelong resident of Granite Street, Mexico, passed peacefully, with family at his side, in the early morning hours of Saturday July 11, 2015 at CMMC, Lewiston.

He was born on Granite St. Mexico, Oct. 10, 1933, the son of Michael and Lena (Strout) Marshall. He received his education in local schools and on August 23, 1953, in Mexico, married his best friend, Mary Ann Ouellette of Jay. He operated Marshalls Service Center at the top of Falls Hill, Rumford from Jan. of 1970 until Sept. of 1995. He also co-owned Rolann’s Ice Cream Shoppe with his wife, adjacent to the Service Center, from 1985-2001.

Roland was a member of the Eagles in Rumford, and was a quiet family-centered gentleman who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and their families.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann of Mexico; their children: Michael Marshall and his wife, Suzanne of Bryant Pond; Robin Marshall and his wife, Lisa of Dixfield; Kim Marshall and his wife, Susan of Mexico; Lee Marshall and his wife, Lynne of Fairfield; Sheila Mills and her husband, Chris of S. Portland; Lynn Moroney and her husband, Michael of Suffield, Connecticut; and Jamie Marshall and his wife, Karen of Rome, Georgia; 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; a special niece, Mary McDermott and her husband, William of Framingham, Mass.; a special nephew, J. Gary Thibodeau of Bradenton, Florida; a special cousin, Carroll Strout of Palm Harbor, Florida.

In addition to his folks, he was predeceased by his sister, Mildred Thibodeau and a grand nephew Sean McDermott. Tributes and condolences may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

MARSHALL – died, at Lewiston, 7/11/15, Roland Lewis Marshall, 81, of Mexico. Private family services with Deacon Matthew Gregory of Holy Savior Parish, Rumford, officiating. Burial at Demeritt Cemetery, Peru, Maine. Remembrance gifts may be given to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center: Cremation Service and Funeral Home, 42 Weld St., Dixfield, Maine.

James R. Costello Sr.


James R. Costello Sr., 81, of Scarborough, died on Thursday, July 9, at home surrounded by family following a courageous eight-month battle with cancer.

Born on June 14, 1934, in Lewiston, son of Russell Hill and Jane Cassidy Costello, he graduated from Lewiston High School and the University of Maine. He served in the U.S. Army European Theater of Operations 1956-1957.

He was married to Janice Callahan on July 12, 1958. Together they had five children and eight grandchildren. You were likely to find James on a golf course in Naples, Fla., or summering at Pine Point. James was a talented athlete and a fierce competitor. Among many of his sports accomplishments, he shot his age while golfing at age 78 and made three holes-in-one, two occurring two weeks apart in 2013. He also won the Wyndemere Senior Club Championship in 2007. James looked forward to family vacations and his fishing trips with friends. He shared his enjoyment of sailing, golf, skiing at Mt. Abram and Sugarloaf, tennis and woodworking with his family.

James joined the Sun Journal in 1952, working part time in the press room and composing room. He was named production manager in 1960. He was named general manager in 1979, publisher and treasurer in 1983, and president and publisher in 1993, a position he held until his death.

James demonstrated his commitment to the newspaper industry and his community through his involvement. James has been past president of the Maine Daily Newspapers Publishers Association and the New England Newspaper Association, past member of the Advisory Board of the American Mutual Insurance Company, member of the board of directors of Northeast Bank, campaign chairman and past president of the Lewiston-Auburn United Way Fund, past member of the Governor Curtis State Mental Health Program, past president and governing board member of the St. Marguerite d’Youville Pavilion, past president and member of the board of directors of Tri-County Mental Health Planning Board, past president and Governing board member of the St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, past director of Northern Utilities Inc., past director of the Maine Criminal Justice Planning and Assistance Agency, past chairman of the Lewiston Police Commission, past treasurer of the Festival by the Lake, past member of the Advisory Board for Fleet Bank, member of the board of directors of Falmouth Country Club, and a lifelong, active member of St. Joseph’s Parish.

James is survived by his loving wife, Janice, of 57 years; his five children, Catherine Snook and her husband, Edward, of Auburn, James Jr. and his wife, Debra, of Lewiston, Stephen and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Lewiston, David and his wife, Carie, of Falmouth, and Maureen Wedge and her husband, David, of Westbrook; eight grandchildren, Edward (Ted) Jr., Meghan and Anna Snook, Kevin, Stephanie and Courtney Costello, and Caitlin and David Costello; one sister, Jane Wellehan of Portland.

He was predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Alice Dillingham.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for the care and compassion James received from Central Maine Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Hospice of Southern Maine. Special thanks to Dr. William Lee for his extraordinary care of James. The Costello family is very grateful for his kindness, concern and support.

COSTELLO — James R. Sr., 81, of Scarborough, died on Thursday, July 9. Visitation was held on Monday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at The Fortin Group Funeral Home, 217 Turner St., Auburn. Services were held on Tuesday, July 14, at 11 a.m., at Saints Peter and Paul Basilica, 122 Ash St., in Lewiston. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 U.S. Rte. 1, Ste. 250, Falmouth, ME, 04105; The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, 29 Lowell St., Lewiston, ME, 04240, or The Boys & Girls Club of Lewiston/Auburn, 43 Second St., Auburn, ME, 04210.

June Edna Tomlins


June Edna Tomlins, 95, a resident of Thompson Walton Court in Farmington, went to be with her Lord on July 4, 2015.

She was born on Sept. 12, 1919 in Rangeley, the daughter of Linton and Vivian (Haley) Hoar. She was educated in Rangeley schools, graduating from high school in the class of 1937.

On Feb. 8, 1941, she married Guy (Jake) Leland Howard Jr. of Farmington. Children born to them were Cheryl Anne and Craig (Butch) Leland Howard. Jake predeceased her on Nov. 2, 1951. She later met and married Franklyn Howard Tomlins of Newburgh, NY and they were married on Feb. 17, 1953. Children born to them were John Howard Tomlins and Robert Franklyn Tomlins. Her husband Franklyn passed away on Sept. 28, 1976.

June worked early in her life taking care of children and during World War II she worked as a riveter in the Tubler and Stud Plant in Wollaston, Mass. Later on, she was employed at Forster Mfg in Wilton, Jay Brush in Brunswick and a nursing home in Bath. She volunteered at the Salvation Army in Bath and the Farmington Thrift Shop and had been retired for over 30 years. She was a member of the Farmington Senior Citizens Kitchen Band.

June loved her family, the pride and joy of her life, always helping her brothers and sisters, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an excellent cook, loved crafts of all types, knitting, crocheting, plastic canvas, sewing and ceramics. She loved to travel before her health was an issue and traveled to Canada, Florida, California, Washington, DC and New York. She loved real old country music and the country music get-togethers at her son Butch’s house and singing with his friends.

She is survived by; her daughter, Cheryl A. Farrington and husband Erland of Jay; her sons, Craig L. Howard and wife Monique of Chelsea, John Tomlins and wife Beverly of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, Robert F. Tomlins of Aurora; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild. She was predeceased by; her parents, Linton and Vivian Hoar; her husbands, Jake Howard Jr. and Franklyn Tomlins; her brothers, Kenneth Hoar, Omer (Pete) Hoar, Adrian Hoar; her sisters, Florence White and Shirley Beal; her former son in-law, Dale W. Buckingham; her niece, Pat Beal; her great nephew, Jacob.

The family would like to thank Dr. Stacy Hershfeld, Dr. Kimberly Gooch, Dr. Gunther, and Dr. Chagrasules for June’s care. Also, special thanks to the Farmington Police and Rescue Units for their assistance. A special heartfelt thanks to Joel and Louise Bunker, Elaine Stevens and family, Glenda Faye and Heidi Tomlins and June’s neighbors, Richard Robinson, Madeline, Marion and other neighbors for their attentiveness and care.

Donations may be made in June’s memory to the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, c/o Jill Gray, FMH, 111 Franklin Health Commons, Farmington, ME 04938.

Visitation was held on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon and funeral services began at noon at Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington with Rev. John Gensel officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Farmington.

Beatrice R. (Manning) Iverson


Beatrice R. (Manning) Iverson, 80, died July 7, 2015 at Bangor Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1934 in Brockton Mass. eldest daughter of Lawrence and Bessie (Collum) Manning.

Bea attended Brockton area schools graduating from Brockton High School class of 1954. Bea married Theodore Iverson Feb 2 1957, Beatrice was a homemaker all her life raising six sons, (Bea was predeceased by an infant son and her husband Ted). Bea enjoyed reading, crafting, tending to her houseplants and flower garden. She is survived by her six sons, Kenneth of Wilton, Dennis and Guy of Chesterville, Jed of Farmington, David of Exeter, and Andrew of Jay and their families. Her brother Charles Manning, sister Carol Dubee and her family. 12 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren and six nieces and nephews.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16 2015 at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 163 Mount Vernon Rd., Augusta with burial following. If you would like to donate in lieu of flowers, please consider www.dementiasociety.org

A guest book may be signed and condolences may be expressed at www.gallantfh.com

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