Pauline E. Breton


Pauline E. Breton, 78, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away at Sandy River Center nursing home, Tuesday, July 14.

She was born Jan. 23, 1937, in Farmington, the daughter of Roland Luce and Freda (Tracy) Luce. She attended school in Farmington. On April 23, 1955, she married Conrad Breton. Pauline and Conrad had one daughter, Gloria (Breton) Maxwell, who passed away in 2012.

Pauline was a communicant and Eucharistic minister at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay, where she also taught CCD for many years. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella.

Pauline worked as a foreman at Livermore Falls Shoe for many years.

She loved baking and was known for her very large bell collection.

Pauline is survived by her husband of 60 years, Conrad Breton; two brothers, Melvin Luce and his wife, Linda, of Massachusetts, and Linwood Luce of Chesterville; two sisters; Janice Town and her husband, Peter, of Kittery, and Evelyn McLeod and her husband, Steve, of Sanford; and one granddaughter, Kaylee Maxwell.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Gloria Maxwell; grandson, Richard Maxwell; and brother, Earle Luce and his wife, Sandy.

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BRETON — Pauline E., 78, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away at Sandy River Center nursing home, Tuesday, July 14. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 17, at Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park St., Livermore Falls. Arrangements by Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls.

Jane M. Simoneau


Jane M. Simoneau, 77, a longtime resident of Jay, passed away Sunday, July 12, at her home.

She was born Aug. 13, 1937, in Livermore Falls, the daughter of Alfred “Ted” Simoneau and Florence A. (Peary) Simoneau. She was a graduate of Jay High School and continued her education at Farmington Teachers College.

Enthusiastic for education, she worked as a second-grade teacher in Guam, Hawaii, and Maine in both Millinockett and Livermore Falls. She retired in 1995, after 34 years of service.

Avidly devoted to her faith, she was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay. She was also a member of the Maine Teachers Association, the National Teachers Association, the Retired Teachers Association of Androscoggin County and the Tri-Town Ministerial Association Food Bank. Jane cherished the outdoors, but had a special adoration for hiking with her nephews. She loved to travel and spent many summers at two of her favorite locations, Yellowstone National Park and Denali National Park, working in the gift shops. Most recently, she enjoyed traveling to New Port Richie, Fla., with her dear friend Pearl during the winter months.

She is survived by her sister, Joyce Poulin and her husband, Rene, of Jay; several nephews and their wives, Ted and Jackie Poulin of Alpharetta, Ga., Brian and Josie Poulin of Turner, Keith and Lynn Poulin of Timnath, Colo., and Jeff and Cheryl Marceau of Livermore. She is also survived by her grandnephews, Eric and Michelle Poulin of Eliot, Adam Poulin of Freeport, Joshua and Allison Marceau of Bath, Neil Poulin of Denver, Colo., Craig and Katie Poulin of Madison, Wis., Dana and Kyriel Poulin of Cazenovia, N.Y., Aaron Poulin of Schenectady, N.Y., Jacob and Samantha Marceau of Biddeford, Kurtis Brown of Old Town, Trevor Brown of Old Town; and one grandniece, Bethany Poulin of Glens Falls, N.Y., who all brought her incredible joy throughout her life.

She was predeceased by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Paul Marceau; and life-long friend, Pearl Berry.

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SIMONEAU — Jane E., 77, a resident of Jay, died Sunday, July 12, in Jay. A private graveside service will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park St., Livermore Falls. Arrangements by Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. If desired, contributions may be made to Tri-Town Ministerial Association Food Bank, P.O. Box 314, Livermore Falls, ME 04254.

Bruce E. Hall


Bruce E. Hall, 55, formerly of Chesterville, died unexpectedly Friday in Benton. He was born in Farmington, Sept. 11, 1959, a son of Robert and Helen (James) Hall and attended Jay schools. Mr. Hall was a Jack-of-all-trades, and did everything from working with wood to tinkering with mechanics. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his son, Bruce Hall, Jr. “BJ” and his fiancé, Colleen Labrecque of Chesterville; a daughter, Kelly Jo Hall of Benton; his parents of Jay; brothers, Stephen Hall and his wife, Robin and Scott Hall and his wife, Wendy all of Jay; four grandchildren, Taylor, Tymeka, Trevor, and Caitlyn; the mother of his children, Julie Hall and her companion, Chris Becker of Benton; and Bruce’s companion, Shelly Rose, and her family of Jay. He was predeceased by an infant brother, Robert E. Hall, Jr. in 1962.

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Hall – died at Benton, Friday, July 17, 2015, Bruce E. Hall, formerly of Chesterville. Relatives and friends are invited to call Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Road, Jay. Public graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery in Livermore Falls. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be considered to the Bruce Hall Memorial Fund, c/o Wiles Remembrance Center, PO Box 85, Jay, ME 04239.

Dianne C. Hammond


Dianne C. Hammond, 71, a resident of Turner, passed away peacefully, Friday, July 17, at Hospice House of Androscoggin, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Oct. 26, 1943, in Livermore, the daughter of Cleon and Margaret (Tidswell) Sampson. She attended school at Leavitt Institute in Turner. On Feb. 4, 1961, she married Malvern Hammond. He passed away in 1987. She worked at DeCoster Egg Farm for many years and also packed apples at Cooper Farms. In her younger years, she enjoyed roller skating at Bear Pond Park. Dianne also enjoyed playing beano, going to the casino and playing cards. She was an avid sports fan, watching the Red Sox, college basketball, women’s softball and little league on the television. Dianne liked spending the winters in Florida, but above all else, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Brenda Landry and her husband, Randy, Brent Hammond and his wife, Andrea, Bambi Farina and her husband, Mike, and Bradley Hammond, all of Turner; three grandchildren, Nathan, Dylan and Evan; one great-grandson, Jack; longtime companion, James Irish of Turner; brothers, Arthur Sampson of San Francisco, Calif., Wayne “Skip” Sampson and wife, Edith, of North Turner; sister, Linda Gauthier and husband, Robert, of Turner; sisters-in-law, Goldie Sampson of Turner, Mildred Vashaw of Canton, Delores Hammond of South Paris; and brother-in-law, Forrest Hammond of North Turner; her aunts, Phyllis Richardson and Doris Russell and her husband, Lawrence, all of Turner; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Robert Sampson; sister, Joanne Magoon ; and several aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice and Hospice House of Androscoggin for the loving care and support given to Dianne and her family.

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HAMMOND — Dianne C., 71, a resident of Turner, died Friday, July 17, in Auburn. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 26, at 1 p.m., at Maple Grove Cemetery, Church Street, Hartford. Arrangements by Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. If desired, contributions may be made to: Hospice House of Androscoggin, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210.

Patricia Ann Beaulieu


Patricia Ann Beaulieu, 75, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away on Sunday, July 19, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn, with her family by her side.

She was born on March 31, 1940, in Jay, the daughter of Norris and Viola (Mandigo) LaBrecque. Patty attended schools in Livermore Falls.

Patty was a hard worker and raised five children as a single mother. She will be remembered by many from her many years spent waitressing at the Chuck Wagon Restaurant. Patty worked at International Paper in several departments, retiring from the test lab in 2005. She was a member of the International Paper Quarter Century Club and the Red Hats.

Patty was a good friend and will be remembered most for her kindness, compassion and willingness to help a friend in need. She enjoyed reading, knitting (especially mittens and slippers for her grandchildren), cooking, baking (she will always be remembered for her chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter fudge) and gardening. Patty could often be found in her yard tending to her flowers, and always had peanuts, seeds and bread out for her birds and squirrels.

Patty was predeceased by her parents, Viola and Norris; a sister, Nancy Bryant; son, Wayne Beaulieu; and grandson, Ryan McCourt.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Beaulieu Jr. of Texas and Neil Beaulieu of Gorham, N.H.; daughters, Mary and her husband, Wayne Dube, of Livermore Falls, and Sharon and her husband, Steve McCourt, of North Jay; paternal aunt, Sandra Chretien of Livermore Falls; brother, Donald LaBrecque of Skowhegan and his son, Gunnar; grandchildren, Jaime Beaulieu, Karen Beaulieu and Christine Beaulieu, all of Gainesville, Fla., Alison Dube and husband, Brandon Dickey, of Auburn, Stephanie and husband, Chris Black, of Turner, Jared McCourt and partner, Danielle Farrell, of North Jay, Trevor McCourt and wife, Jenna, of Old Town, Kasey Halliday, U.S. Army, of Colorado, and Kaleb Halliday of Orono; great-grandchildren, Joshua Breitfeld Jr. of Gainesville, Fla., Gracie Mae McCourt of North Jay, and Trent Black and Ethan Merrill of Turner; cousin and special friend, Mary Jo Hamel of Lewiston; and special friends LeeAnn LaFleur of Livermore Falls and Evelyn Chabot of Livermore Falls.

The family wishes to thank Nelda Bond for her loving care and support for Patty and the family over the past week.

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BEAULIEU — Patricia Ann, 75, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away on Sunday, July 19, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin in Auburn. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, at Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. Visiting hours from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment Pleasant View Cemetery, 51 Fayette Road, Livermore Falls.

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