BICKFORD — Kimberly A., of Buckfield, passed away at home on Thursday, March 8. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at First Assembly of God, Hogan Road, Lewiston. The service will follow at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Kim’s name to the Heart of Hope Charitable Fund, or the PIPS (Pretty in Pink Survivors of Breast Cancer). Donations for either organization may be sent c/o Carlene Sperry, 6 Breton St., Lisbon, ME 04250. Both organizations gave significant support and assistance to Kim and her family.

BOOTHBY — Betsey Soule, 75, of Litchfield, passed away in Auburn on Thursday, March 8. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to either the American Cancer Society ( or to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice (

COLLINS — Donald F., of Caribou, passed away in Caribou on Saturday, March 10. For those who wish to honor his memory, donations may be made to Gray Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 69, Caribou, ME 04736, or the S.W. Collins Scholarship at the University of Maine, c/o University of Maine Foundation, 2 Alumni Place, Orono, ME 04469-5792. Visiting hours will be at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, on Thursday, March 15, from 1 to 3 p.m and from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral will be held Friday, March 16, at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church, 2 Prospect St., Caribou.

DEPREZ — Victor J., 86, died Friday, March 9. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life at Governor’s Restaurant in Lewiston, on Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m. Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made in Victor’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

DRAKE — Francis W., 84, of Lisbon, died in Auburn on Friday, March 9. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 15, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, Lisbon, at 11 a.m. Interment, Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

GATES — Alan C., 70, of South Paris, passed away Saturday, March 3, in Norway. A celebration of life will be held at Crazy 8’s at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Feel free to stop by and share your Al stories; they never get old.


MARTIN — Donald, 86, of Lewiston, died in Lewiston on Monday, March 5. Services for Donald have been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 14. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Holy Cross Church, 11 a.m. Interment in the spring, Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. In his memory, please consider donating to a local charity founded by his great-granddaughter, Kaydenz Kitchen Food Pantry, Kayden Boilard, 40 Reservoir Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.

PAGE — Carroll W. Jr., 78, of Livermore, passed away Saturday, March 10, in Auburn. A graveside service at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Haines Corner Road, Livermore Falls, will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls. If desired contributions may be made to: Clover Manor, Galway Place, Activity Fund, 440 Minot Ave., Auburn, ME 04210.

PARENT — Cecile P., 77, of Sabattus, died Saturday, March 10, at CMMC. Visitation Fortin Lewiston Wednesday, March 14, from noon to 1:45 p.m. Memorial service will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery (Mausoleum) at 2 p.m. Those wishing to make memorial donations in her memory may do so to the American Heart Assoc., 57 US Rt. 1 Suite M., Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, 784-4584.

SINCLAIR – Evelyn B., 94, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, in Auburn. At this time, there will be no services. Arrangements are under the care and direction of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240. 784-4584.

TURGEON — Jeanne d’Arc passed away in Oxford, Pa., on Wednesday, Feb. 21. A funeral Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Oxford, Pa., on March 3. A committal service will take place in August at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. A service of The Fortin Group Funeral Homes of Lewiston and Auburn, 784-4584.

WARD — Betty Ann, 79, died Sunday, March 11. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, at the family lot at Greenville Cemetery, with the Rev. Marilyn Rohdin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tissues Country Estate Activity Fund, 212 Fox Hill Road, Athens, ME 04912, or to Maine General Hospice Care, 10 Water St., Suite 307, Waterville, ME 04901. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

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