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ALTON - David A. Michaud, 66, passed away November 5, 2021. He was born March 12, 1955, in Old Town, a son of George Robert "Bob" Michaud and Lynette (Jackson Michaud Pete.
David loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, watching his game cameras especially for deer and bear, and working in his gardens. He had a love and respect for the land. His garden included apple trees, blueberries, grapes and many vegetables that he shared with family and friends. He worked for Old Town Canoe the past 21 years, where he was active member of their volunteer committee and spent countless hours working with the Ronald McDonald House, Anah Shrine, The Backpack Project, and other local charity events.
He is survived by his mother, Lynette Pete of Alton; sisters, Marie Richards and her husband, Phil, of New York, and Ann Canas of Germany; brothers, Leo Michaud and his wife, Jessie, of Milford, Jeff Michaud of Alton, Tom Michaud of Hermon, and Tim Michaud of Georgia; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his father, Robert; brother, Robert "Bob" Michaud Jr.; and his dear canine companion, Molly.
Friends may call 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 10, 2021, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status. A private graveside service will be at the Alton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to House in the Woods, 217 Skunk Hill Rd., Lee, ME 04455, or to a charity of one's choice.
David Allen Michaud
Alan Peter Ladotski, 72 of Kensington, Connecticut & Oro Valley, Arizona passed away August 20th, 2020 after a battle with caner.
After attending Central Connecticut State university, Al worked for the State of Connecticut at the Department of Environmental Protection for 29 years. He belonged to the Bell City Rifle Club where he started competition shooting at the age of 10. He also enjoyed collecting geodes, baseball cards and several other items that piqued his interest.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years Jean (House), several sister-in-laws, brothers-in-law and cousins. He also leaves behind two special friends, Ginny and Sharon. He was preceded by his parents, Dorothy and Peter Ladotski.
BAILEYVILLE - Dawn K. Smith, 55, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Dawn was born on July 24, 1966, in Blacks Harbour, New Brunswick, to Harry James Smith, Jr. and Edna (Jane) Smith.
In 1984, she graduated from Woodland High School, where she was involved in everything from cheerleading and drama, to the math club and honor society. She served as president of the senior class and her classmates voted her "best dressed" and "prettiest smile." She earned a bachelor's degree in sociology, specializing in criminal justice, in 1988 from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla.
While in college, she was a resident advisor, active in CKI (a service and leadership organization) and volunteered with Special Olympics. She also studied in London, England.
Dawn K. Smith
LEE - Nancy Louise (Pickering) Lothrop, age 79, passed away quietly on September 3, 2020, in Lee, Maine at the home where she was born and raised, the little one-room schoolhouse that her parents, Vaughn and Arlene (McPike) Pickering, bought and moved from the corner of Route 6 and the North Road during the Great Depression. Nancy was born on September 28, 1940, and attended Lee schools, graduating from Lee Academy in 1958. She married her high school sweetheart, Eaton Lothrop, and raised her family as a Navy wife and mom.
Nancy loved to spend time with her family and friends at her camp on Silver Lake. For over 20 years, she was a "snowbird" in Barr's Park in Zephyrhills, Florida. Nancy will always be remembered for her love and devotion to her family, the funny things she used to say known as "Grammy Nancyisms," and her Irish temper.
She was a member of the former Northwoods Alliance in Lee. She was the Correspondence Secretary at House in the Woods Military and Family Retreat and was on the Board of Directors for the Sgt. Joel A. House Summer Camp Fund. She loved to eat out at local diners with her friends, especially her neighbor, Geraldine Crocker, who has a special place in the family's heart.
Richard R. “Dick” Pelletier, 70, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 11:39 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, IN.
He was born on November 2, 1945 in Nashua, NH to Robert Sylvio & Theresa Cecile (Deboisbriand) Pelletier.
He graduated in 1963 from Nashua High School, in 1975 from Lowell Technological Institute in Lowell, MA, and was a United States Army veteran. On August 17, 1968 in Nashua, NH he married Rachel E.B. Lebrun who survives and they moved to Syracuse in 1989 from Richmond, VA. He previously worked at Brockway Plastics in Nashua, NH & Richmond, VA, Silgan Plastics in Ligonier, and retired from Lippert Components in Goshen after 5 years.
He was a member of St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church in Syracuse & Wawasee Kiwanis Club in Syracuse, where he served as Lieutenant Governor of the Indiana Land of Lakes Division for Kiwanis International. He was a volunteer for the Syracuse Food Pantry, president of the Board of Directors at Lakeland Learning Center in Syracuse where he spent countless hours volunteering & served on the Board of Directors for the Syracuse Park Foundation.
Lewiston-Robert L Pelletier 87 of Winthrop, Maine died peacefully and unexpectedly at Central Maine Medical Center on September 22, 2021, with his daughter Dottie by his side.
He was born in Lewiston, Maine on February 18, 1934, the son of Paul Thibault and Elizabeth Chenard Pelletier.
He was educated in the Auburn and Lewiston school system. He entered the United States Marine Corp and served in the Korean War. When he left his duty, he became a hand sewer making moccasins at Moc. Shoe and numerous shoe factories in the Lewiston area.
Robert married Marguerite Bizier Caron of Lewiston and they raised three children in Auburn, they were married for 24 years. Robert coached his son’s Little League baseball team; he was a member of the VFW and American Legion.
He loved everything outdoors, he was passionate about hunting and fishing and was looking forward to this year’s moose hunt with his grand daughter Sarah. He loved spending his time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
We all know the song that goes, “I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free.” These words speak for the man our family knew and loved—his name, Andrew B. Mosher. We just knew him as Andy. And when Andy sang these words, he would sing them loud.
Andy left us on September 7th, 2021, following a brief illness, with his family holding his hand and helping him along his final journey to where he would find his brother Rossiter Mosher, his grandparents Helen and Charles Mosher, and grandfather Bernard Lowry, waiting for him.
Now, when we speak of Andy, we speak of the man who loved being an American, loved being a Mainer, and to narrow it down even further—loved being from “The Center”—Fairfield Center, to be exact. But Andy would say, I’m from “the centah.” Here Andy built his own home, with his own hands, from wood on his own property. He loved his home, and he shared his home with his life-partner and best friend, Shirley Stanley, and her family—which became “their family.”
Andy was born on March 9th, 1966, in Waterville, Maine. His younger years were spent playing with his siblings on the “Old Hoxie Homestead” in North Fairfield and playing hide-and-go-seek behind the trees in the apple orchard, going rabbit hunting with dad, fishing at Grammy and Grampy’s camp, and being Grampy Bernard’s little shadow.
Richard Morgan (Dick) Knight, 91, of Auburn passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at home with loved ones at his side. Born September 22, 1929 in Albion, ME to Irene (Zwicker) and Henry Knight,
Dick is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bonnie (Burns) from Augusta, ME; sons Richard (Elaine) of Rockland, ME; Terry (Maria) of Jacksonville, NC; Steve (Mary) of Austin, TX; Ken (Becky) of West Lafayette, IN; Bill (Ruby) of Greene, ME; Bob (Rose) of Auburn, ME; and Dan (Tina) of Las Vegas, NV; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends he has entertained over the years with childhood stories, tall tales, jokes and even magic tricks.
Dick had a disarming sense of humor and never missed a chance to laugh or get into a little mischief. His grandchildren adored him and he never tired of answering their questions, spinning yarns or spending time outside with them.
He loved to hunt and fish, but he was more interested in the thrill than the kill—he loved spending time outside with family and friends. That said, he caught his fair share of fish and enjoyed venison and moose whenever he got lucky.
MILLINOCKET - Leon L. Baron, 72, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at a Millinocket hospital. He was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Millinocket, the son of Mark and Wiliana (Blanchette) Baron. Leon was a graduate of St. Martin of Tours Catholic High School, Class of 1954.
He joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation and served for four years before returning to Millinocket to work at Great Northern Paper Co. Leon worked for Great Northern Paper for more than 40 years, retiring in 1994.
He was a dedicated volunteer to veteran's causes, and was passionate about proper honors being observed for veteran's funerals. Leon was a member of Rodney Stinson Post No. 4154, D.A.V., Donald V. Henry Post No. 80 of the American Legion and Francis Elliott Post No. 4154, all in Millinocket.
He will long be remembered for his sharp appearance and strict adherence in administering veteran's honors and proper care of the American flag. In addition to his beloved wife, Joyce T. (Friel) Baron of Millinocket, Leon is survived by six children, Lee Baron of Bangor, Shelley Baron, Holly Baron, Danny Baron and his wife, Karen, Kevin Baron, and Corey Baron and his wife, Karyn; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Phil Baron and his wife, Vicki, of Millinocket and their son, Jason Baron.
SPRINGFIELD - Richard Earl "Dick" Worster passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the age of 82 with his family by his side.
Richard was born on September 26, 1937 in Ellsworth, Maine. After attending Lee Academy, Richard proudly served in the US Army's 11th Armored Calvary Regiment from 1956 to 1959. Following his military service, he worked for more than 35 years as a millwright. On December 20, 1960, he married the love of his life, Marjorie (Munson) Worster. They raised two kids, Kathy and Ken.
Richard was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He was well known as a Moxie-drinking, lobster-loving, German-speaking prankster that brought his family and friends much joy with his quick wit and sense of humor. He loved to hunt, fish, garden, coach and watch sports, especially when his kids or grandkids were involved. He defined the word present as no matter the activity, whether work or play, he was there, usually 30 minutes early.
Having come from humble beginnings, he placed little importance on material possessions other than his love of vehicles which he babied and made last forever, like his 1998 Toyota Tacoma that is not allowed out of the garage in the winter.
Jean Holt Townsend Belanger December 24, 1926 - August 16, 2013 RUMFORD, ME - Jean Holt Townsend Belanger, 86, of Rumford, died Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Rumford Community Home, Rumford, Maine after a period of declining health. She was born December 24, 1926, in Rumford, Maine, the daughter of Ezra and Flora (Jordan) Holt. She and her twin brother, Eugene, were the first twins born at Rumford Community Hospital. She attended Rumford schools, graduating from Stephens High School in June 1946.
On October 6, 1946 she married Donald A. Townsend of Mexico, Maine. They resided in the Smithcrossing section of Rumford. Mr. Townsend died in December 1984. On February 14, 1987 she married Roland C. Belanger of Rumford. They resided on Somerset Street in Rumford. Jean was active in many organizations, including the Smithcrossing Mother's Club, the Mt. Zircon Chapter # 142, Order of the Eastern Star, the Women's Fellowship Club at the Mexico Green Church, and the Class of "46" Club.
She enjoyed needlework, including sewing and knitting, and was an expert at cross-stitch. She made many beautiful creations for family and friends, and also donated her work for fundraising.
Bruce Edward Brady 1955-2021 Bruce Edward Brady, 65, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 4, 2021 at his home. Bruce was born January 28, 1955 in Kittery, Maine, a son of the late Manus and Helen (Cyr) Brady. Bruce served honorably in the United States Air Force for 29 and a half years, rising to F.E. Warren AFB Command Chief. He was recognized as one of twelve Outstanding Airman of the Year for 1985. He also enjoyed working as the Chief Human Resource Officer for Blue Federal Credit Union for 11 years. He was very active in the community and served numerous organizations including Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Military Affairs Committee, the Traveling Vietnam War Memorial, and President of Blue Federal Credit Union Foundation. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping, golfing, recreational shooting and riding his motorcycle. Any person that ever came into Bruce's life he was happy to take the time to get to know and mentor. He was generous, kind and always willing to step up and fill a void when he saw a need. Bruce always put others before himself and his love for his family and friends knew no limits. He will be remembered for his wonderful smile and the way he tried to make the most of each day he was given. Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Robin Brady; son, Joshua Brady; daughter, Christine Coram; and grandchildren, Aidan and Cole Coram.
STEUBEN - Walter E. Campbell, 83, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 2, 1926, in Patten, the son of Onzie and Marion (McCort) Campbell. Walter was a World War II Army veteran having served in Italy and was a retired railroad machinist, but the occupation he truly enjoyed was lobster fishing. He also delighted in spending time with his family and doing carpentry projects around his home. Walter and his wife of 63 years, Ivis, spent many enjoyable years at their retirement home in Naples, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Ivis; three daughters, Sharon McKenney of Alton, Donna London and husband, Don, of Buxton and Joan Pinkham and husband, Elwood, of Steuben; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Walter was predeceased by two brothers, Ernest and Morris. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Maine Veterans Home, Bangor, or Narraguagus Bay Healthcare Facility, Milbridge.
November 23, 1958- June 16, 2017
James Jay Chateauvert
James Jay Chateauvert, 58, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home. He was born on November 23, 1958 in Lewiston, Maine, and is a son of Georgianna (King) Baril of Auburn, ME.
Jim served in the US Army from 1975 to 1978. He was formerly employed with RWC, Inc. and was self-employed for many years. Jim was currently employed as a tow truck driver with Jerry's Towing, Carlisle. Jim was an avid woodworker and sign maker.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers; Michael Chateauvert of Texas and Brian (wife, Janemari) Chateauvert of Wilbraham, MA, one sister, Karen Flagg of Leeds, ME and several nieces and nephews including; Amanda, Lindsay and Tyler Chateauvert. He was predeceased by one sister, Pamela Barker and his beloved dog, Carli.
GLENBURN - Jonnie "Jon" Walton O'Roak, 72, passed peacefully February 7, 2021, after a six-month battle with bladder cancer; a battle he conducted with grace and courage. He was born February 12, 1948, in Houlton, the son of Walton and Gwendolyn (Whitehouse) O'Roak.
Jon graduated from Island Falls High School, Class of 1966, after a high school career as an outstanding athlete, particularly in basketball. Jon attended the University of Maine, studying Forestry Management. He often said the best part of college life was meeting and catching his wife, even though she felt she caught him.
Jon married his wife, Susan, on June 21, 1969, and they celebrated 51 years of marriage. In 2019, Jon and Sue traveled to Las Vegas where they renewed their vows in the Little Las Vegas Chapel of Love, officiated by the Reverend Elvis Presley.
On St. Patrick's Day, 1978, the most important person in Jon's life entered the world. With the birth of his daughter, Erin, his little family was complete. On August 21, 2004, Erin married Michael Bird, who became the son Jon always wanted. Together, they created three little miracles, grandson, Liam and granddaughters, Quinn and Keegan Bird.
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Donald A. Moulton, 85, passed away suddenly September 28, 2021, at Northern Light Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. He was born February 8, 1936, in Sangerville, the son of Lester C. Sr. and Hester B. (Goodell) Moulton.
Don grew up in Sangerville and graduated from PCHS, class of 1954. He proudly served with the United States Army before owning and operating Moulton's Gulf Station in Dover-Foxcroft.
Don later owned and operated Main Street Mobil before going to work for A.E. Robinson for 17 years until his retirement in 1997. Don was a 32nd degree mason for the Abner-Wade Lodge #207 A.F. & A.M. and a member of the Anah Shrine in Bangor.
He served on many civic committees, including the S.A.D. 4 School Board, Guilford-Sangerville Water District, and Sangerville UUA Board of Directors. Don was an avid square dancer, and enjoyed playing golf and salmon fishing on Sebec Lake. After retirement, Don and his wife enjoyed wintering in North Port, Florida.
ENFIELD - Grady Irving Thurlow, 71, passed away April 2, 2020. He was born January 8, 1949 in Lincoln, ME, to Richard and Dorothy (Arnold) Thurlow.
He was best known as Papa. He loved the Dodlin Road, a forest of big pine, God and country. His life was complete with the love of his family. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War and later the Maine Army National Guard. He was "always faithful" to his country, his family, and his Savior.
He is leaving behind his sweetheart of 54 years, Martha, who he married in 1975. He is also survived by his four children, Grady A. Thurlow and his wife, Mariea, of Howland, ME, Sharon Sherman and her husband, Ron, of Richland, MI, Ruth Nicolson and her husband, Dan, of Norwood, NC, and Becky Sartin and her husband, Pat, of Beavercreek, OH. He was most proud of his eight grandchildren, Amanda, Wade, Corbin, Haylee, Jonny, Chris, Sage and Silas. In addition, he is survived by brothers, many brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded by both his parents and his brother, Wade Thurlow.
His stories will be greatly missed by family and friends.
PLYMOUTH-Robert Chesley Kennison died September 28th in Plymouth, MA, from complications following stroke. He was 87. Born May 28, 1924 in Worcester, he was the son of the late Paul H. Kennison and Elizabeth R. (Williston), and sister of the late Carol A. Kennison (Whitney), all formerly of Westborough.
A 1942 Westborough High School graduate, Robert entered the US Army Air Corps as a glider pilot trainee, but cutbacks saw him enlist in the US Navy in mid-1943 for the naval aviation cadets program. Almost a year later he was still in basic training, so he transferred to the Navy Armed Guard - naval personnel assigned to merchant vessels in communications, signaling, and gunnery roles - hoping to see action by war’s end.
And action he saw, in convoys across the North Atlantic as a gunner aboard the Liberty Ships SS Harriet Tubman, SS Elbridge Gerry, and a T2 Tanker, SS Prairie Grove, until his honorable discharge in 1946. Humble about his service, he would say, “We just did what we were asked to do,” and often recalled friends from Westborough Fred Fleming, Francis Tully, and Harold Thompson, all killed in action, and the late Jim Marple of Burnsville, WV, a navy friend from those days.
CORINTH - Ronald J. Wilcox Sr., 81, passed away peacefully, January 17, 2021, in Bangor. He was born July 4, 1939, the son of William and Phyllis Wilcox, of East Corinth. Ronald was predeceased by his parents; and the love of his life, wife, Lorraine, who died in September of 2020, after 59 years of marriage.
Ron was a machinist and welder by trade, who enjoyed rebuilding many old cars and traveling to classic car events. He belonged to the "Dusters," an antique car club, and traveled with the "Central Maine Street Rods."
He enjoyed wood turning with "The Cellar Boys" and helped others learn this art as well. Ron was an avid outdoorsman who especially liked to hunt and fish, and going on adventures with his late wife, which included Sunday morning road trips for breakfast.
Surviving are his two children, Karen Alexander of Hudson and Ronald Wilcox Jr. of Bangor; three granddaughters, Katey, Emily, and Sarah; and four great-grandchildren whom he loved immensely.