ALLAIN — Virginia I., 91, of Auburn died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Clover Manor. At Virginia’s request, there will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Committal will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations in Virginia’s memory May do so to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group/Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, 783-8545.

BAKER — Robert W. “Bob,” 91, of Perkins Township died in South Paris on Saturday, Aug. 11. Public memorial graveside services with U.S. Navy Honors will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Wilton on Saturday, Sept, 8, at 11 a.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers or donations, spend time with the elderly and make memories. Cremation care and memorial services are being cared for and provided by the Wiles Remembrance Center — Adams-McFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington.

CUNION — Rosemary Helen Gagnon of Auburn passed away in Lewiston on Saturday, Aug. 11. A celebration of her life for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Schooner Estates, 200 Stetson Road, Auburn.

GALIPEAU — Rita A., 88 of Lewiston died Friday, Aug. 10. Visitation will be held at the Fortin Funeral Home in Lewiston on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 1 p.m. in Lewiston at The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, in the upper church. Committal services will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. Those wishing may make donations in Rita’s memory nay do so to: The Pontifical Faculty of The Immaculate Conception, 487 Michigan Ave., NE., Washington, D.C. 20017. A service of the Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, ME 04240.

KOMULAINEN — Flora (McKeen), 91, of South Paris passed away at home Saturday, Aug. 11. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, you give in her memory to your favorite charity. Graveside services will be announced at a later date.

LEVESQUE — Jean Beverly Stevens, 85, of Inman, S.C., passed away Thursday, Aug. 9. Jean requested no calling hours or funeral services. A graveside committal will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m.


MCAFEE — Betty A., 89, formerly of Rumford, died Saturday, Aug. 11, in West Paris. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at St. John Cemetery, Rumford, Maine, with Pastor Izzie Radford-Nash officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 3 Franklin St., P. O. Box 537, Rumford, ME 04276.

MORSE — Philip Ray Sr. of Readfield passed away in Auburn on Saturday, Aug. 11. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Androscoggin Home Health & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240. Visiting hours will be held Friday Aug. 17, from 4-8 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. A graveside celebration of Phil’s life will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at East Readfield Cemetery.

MURPHY — Richard (Pat), of Bailey Island and formerly of Auburn, passed away quietly at home Wednesday, Aug. 8. Donations should go to the Maine Handicapped Ski Program. A memorial service will be held on Bailey Island at the Islands Community Church, 2141 Harpswell Islands Road, Bailey Island, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m.

PIERCE — Beatrice L., 89, of Livermore Falls passed away Monday, Aug. 13, at the Marshwood Center in Lewiston. At her request, there will be no funeral service. Arrangements made by Finley Funeral Home, 15 Church St., Livermore Falls.

RICHARD — Irene M., 85, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, in Canton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Parish of the Holy Savior. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter, 170 U.S. Route 1, Ste. 250, Falmouth, ME 04105. Arrangements are under the care and guidance of S.G. Thibault Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 250 Penobscot St., Rumford ME 04276. 364-4366.

SMITH — Allen R., 60, of Lisbon Falls died Tuesday, Aug. 7. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Committal services will be private and held at the Veterans’ Cemetery on Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Allen’s memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U. S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074-9843. A service of the Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, ME 04252.

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