He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, watching races at the Oxford Plains or on TV. He also liked to read, watch the birds and feed them. He enjoyed kennel club meetings and dog shows, especially when one of the two family dogs were in it. He loved the babies, small kids of the church and neighborhood and loved watching them grow and change.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; son, Jeffrey Murphy and his wife, Joyce, of Strong; daughters, Eileen Gondron of The Woodlands, Texas, and Maureen Wheeler and husband, Charles, of Hartford; brother, Larry D. Murphy and companion, Dianne Gallant of Rumford; sister, Beverly Beeler and husband, Don of Portland; grandchildren, Christopher Gondron and his wife, Marla, of Austin, Texas, Brandy Hayes and husband, Adam, of The Woodlands, Texas, Megan Gondron of Conroe, Texas, Darby Murphy of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Mariah Dailey of Hartford and Canton; step granddaughter, Heather Huish and husband, David, of Farmington; great-granddaughter, Alexis Hayes of The Woodlands, Texas; and step great-granddaughters, Zoe and Gretchen Huish of Farmington; and several nieces and nephews.
March 28, 2009 ~ Lorna Welch Cain, 72, passed peacefully after a brief illness. She was surrounded by family and friends. Lorna was born June 27, 1936 in Laconia, NH to Robert Ozro and Myrle G. Welch. Her family moved to Newbury, VT where she spent her childhood, attended school, and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Vermont mountains. Lorna was passionate and dedicated to whatever project she embraced in life. She left home to study English Composition at Keene State College for 2 years before returning to Newbury to support her family in tough times. She later ventured to Boston, and eventually Hartford, CT where she was a Quality Assurance Inspector for Pratt & Whitney. There, she met the love of her life, Peter. They quickly married. started a family, and set forth working together t. manage a large apartment complex. In 1971, Lorna and her family hit the road, traveling up the east coast to Prince Edward Island, researching family heritage, and living in a camper for almost a year- all the while enjoying the adventure. Next, Lorna moved to Randolph, ME where she and her husband built a home. The pair operated a boarding home for Veteran's who were adjusting to civilian life.
Lawrence worked most of his life at Statler Tissue Co. in Augusta and owned a grocery store, Laliberte's Market, in Augusta. He also worked at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., and for the Augusta School Department.
Marjorie Lela Verrill, 77, Limerick, Maine died peacefully on Sunday, March 22 at Maine Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer and heart disease. She was born on September 12, 1931 in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of Willis and Lela Moody and grew up on a farm in Poland, Maine. She graduated from Edward Little High School in 1950 and then raised her family on a farm in North Yarmouth, Maine. She looked forward to the area agricultural fairs in the fall and the horse pulling events. She enjoyed baking and was especially skilled at pie and bread making. An avid walker, her other interests included traveling, gardening, knitting, and reading. She loved her granddaughter Kelly and spent many wonderful hours with her. Her cats Lacey and Lucy were also an important part of her life. Marjorie was recently employed by Hannaford Brothers in Waterboro, Maine where she made many new friends. Earlier, she worked in the snack bar at Willowbrook, An 18th Century Museum in Newfield, Maine. Often she could be found before or after work helping to maintain the flower gardens. She is survived by. her daughter Joyce Rumery of Old Town, her daughter Joan Wright of Limerick and her husband Roger. her granddaughter Kelly. her sister Olive Libby of Auburn. her sister Jean Harris of Minot and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 26th at the Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner Street, Auburn, Maine. Interment will be later in the spring at Kenney Cemetery in Brooks, Maine.
He is survived by his children, Kim Andree of Minturn, CO; Mark Webster of Chelmsford, MA and Janice Gardanowicz of Ashburnham, MA; step-children Scott, Ronald and Roger Needham; grandchildren Danielle, Travis, Troy, Amy, Paige, Tara, Jennifer, Adeline, Ethan, Joe, Chris and Tony; great¬children Sophia and Cote. Sisters Rena Pearson of Banning, CA, Phyllis Buys of Apple Valley, CA; and his close friend Philip Sawyer of Norway. He was pre-deceased by brothers Kenneth and Philip.
Arthur married Beatrice Barbara Bickford of Auburn on September 15, 1934. They lived for several years in Bloomfield, New Jersey, before moving to Chatham, New Jersey. While in New Jersey, Arthur and Beatrice raised two sons, Arthur Alexander Windecker, III, currently of Goleta, California, and Richard Chase Windecker, currently of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. In 1996, Arthur and Beatrice moved back to Auburn, residing for two years at Schooner Estates before moving to Clover Health Care.
Gloria leaves her husband Mac of Lewiston; daughter Janice; grandson Aaron; granddaughter Kaylee; son-in-law Roy Hornstein, all of Laguna Niguel, CA; sisters Angelina Boisvert and husband Romeo of Lewiston, Theresa Hunsicker and husband Bob of Humet, CA, Lucille Delorme of National City, CA, Annette Metropolis of West Hartford, CT; sister-in-law Gabrielle Sirois of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia of Falmouth, Maine, his son and daughter-in-law Mark and Laura Gifford of North Andover, Massachusetts, his daughter, Laton Gifford of Portland, Maine and his son and daughter-in-law Sam and Beth Gifford of Natick, Massachusetts. He is also survived by six beautiful granddaughters, Morgan, Jessica, Lexi, Zoey, Hayleyann and Sarah, and his dear friends Tony and Pat Greeley of Framingham, Massachusetts. A family remembrance is planned for the spring.
Auburn-Sylvia Holman Gordon, age 80, of 97 Maple Point, Auburn, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2008, with her loving family by her side, at The Hospice House of Androscoggin County, Auburn, following a 7-week illness with brain cancer. Born January 11, 1928, she was a daughter of Harold and Agnes Harlow Holman. A 1945 graduate of Dixfield High School, she married a fellow classmate, Lincoln L. Gordon, on September 7, 1947, in Dixfield. Most of her life was dedicated to her family, and she also worked for many years at Lost Valley Ski Area in the Rental Shop. She was a member of High Street Congregational Church where she sang in the Choir for 41 years. She served on the Diaconate, Women's Guild, Music Committee, and was co-chairperson of the Christmas Fair for two years. Prior to that she served as a Sunday School teacher and assisted for several years in the neighborhood mother's club. She had been a Brownie Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother, and was leader of the Dandy Andies 4-H Club in Auburn. A member of the Community Little Theater, she appeared in the chorus of many musicals and had small roles in several other productions. She was a charter member of the Mollyockett Chapter of Sweet Adelines. Survivors include her husband of 61 years of Auburn; one son, Larry Gordon and wife Dawn of Auburn; three daughters, Marcia Jolicoeur and husband Richard of Lewiston; Deborah Heffernan and husband Dennis of Portland, Connecticut and Scarborough, Maine; and Cathy Stevens of Lewiston; seven grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Michelle Woodford and husband Adam, Jennifer Stevens, Brian Heffernan, Kristi Gordon, Joseph Stevens, Katie Heffernan, and Mathew Gordon; two great-granddaughters who brought much happiness and laughter to her life, Shylah Renee and Molly Bea Woodford; two sisters, Barbara Kendall of Brunswick and Joyce Pepin of Newport; and many brothers- and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews to whom she was very close. Stephanie and Hannah were also special to her. She was predeceased by her parents; infant grandson Paul Gordon Stevens; one sister, Hazel Hardy; and five brothers, Kenneth, Clayton, Elwood, Lauren, and Harold, Jr. The family will receive friends and family from 10:30 to 11:30 Saturday, December 27th in the Gremley Room at High Street Congregational Church, Pleasant Street, Auburn. A memorial service will begin at 12 noon in the sanctuary followed by a reception in the Trafton Room. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her memory to High Street Congregational Church, Pleasant Street, Auburn, or Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn. Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives Group 25 Tampa St. Lewiston, Me 04240
He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years Winona Drake of Sidney, daughter Donna Drake Clifford and husband Jim of Sidney, granddaughter Amanda Clifford of Sidney, step children Bernice Kelley of Augusta, Maurice Kelley of Augusta and Sharon Hall of Oakland, 3 nephews Alan Arnold of Dresden, David Arnold of Texas and Robert Arnold of Texas and a very dear friend Paul Millett of Florida and Maine.
She is survived by a daughter, Diane Rivers-Hooke, and her companion, Mark Pease, both of Westbrook; a son, Sean E. Rivers and his wife, Lisa, of Augusta; a brother, Roger Cronk, of Milford; a sister, Paulette Ugro, of Milford; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Phil's life is being held Saturday, Nov. 15, at 2 p.m., at Hannaford Hall located in the Abromson Community Education Center at USM. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: The Philip Scholarship in Accounting, University of Southern Maine, Advancement and Donor Services P.O. Box 9300 Portland, Maine 04104-9300.
Survivors include his companion, Linda A. Zinck of Mexico; two daughters, Hannah (Neilson) Haynes and her husband, Jamie, of Dixfield and Sierra Neilson of Rockland; a son, Trever Neilson of Waldoboro; a sister, Joy (Neilson) Frost and her husband, Brian, of Rumford Point; two brothers, Neils Neilson of Bangor and Steven Neilson and his wife, Debbie, and their two girls, Nichole and Rachel, of Johnson City, Tenn.; and grandson, Alexander James Haynes (A.J.). 2b1af7f3a8