152nd Field Artillery Association
Listed below are the obitiuaries or death notices of former members of the 152nd Field Artillery regiment. Our condolences go out to the
families and friends of these veterans. If you know of a recent death of a former member please let us know.
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ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - Robert S. "Bob" Hussey, age 92, of St. Augustine, Florida, passed away on March 23, 2009 at Flagler Hospital in Florida. Bob was
born in Bangor, Maine on July 20, 1916, to Phillip and Mabel Hussey. He graduated from tbe University of Maine in 1938, and was employed by New York
Life Insurance Company in Bangor until leaving to serve with the 152 Field Artillery of the Maine National Guard in WWII. Rising to the rank of Captain, he
served in the Southwest Pacific at Guadalcanal, northern Solomon, New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. He was awarded the Silver Star and the
Bronze Star for his service. Bob returned home after the war to be employed by the New York Life Insurance Company as an agent in Portland, Maine. He
rose rapidly until attaining the position of Regional Vice President. After his retirement in 1983, Bob made the move to Crescent Beach in Florida. In 1985
he remarried, and he and his wife Joann resided in Crescent Beach, Florida. Every year, up until the last few years, they made the trip to visit Cushing,
Maine to enjoy long-time friends and the turning of the end of summer to fall season. They were married for 24 good years.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John F. Hussey; first wife, Kathryn M.Hussey in 1984, and their daughter, Patricia J. Hussey in
He is survived by his wife, Joann "Ginny" Hussey; Children: a daughter, Suzanne Santora, of Wayne, New Jersey;
Grandchildren: a grandson, Marc Sanrora; a granddaughter, Kathryn Michiels and her husband, Maurice; one new great-grandchild, Kathryn Michiels;
Step-children: four stepchildren -PatricIa Lawson, Kathleen Freeman, Michael Clayton and Carol Clayton; many step-grandchildren, and step-great
grandchildren; Also survived by a sister-in-law, Louise Hussey, of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, and
longtime friends in the Maine area.
A memorial graveside service, with military honors, will be held in Cushing, Maine. at the Pleasant View Cemetery on Davis Point Road, on Saturday, June
6, 2009. at II:00 am. Father Mark Rhinehardt will officiate. Robert was a blithe spirit and will be sorely missed.
Arrangements in Florida were entrusted to St Johns Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Arrangements in Maine are entrusted to Hall & Bibber Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 78 Main Street -PO Box 184, Thomaston. Maine 04861.
Condolences to the family may be expressed through hallbibber(@)myfairpoint.net.
CARIBOU and ST. JOHN - Joseph Caron, 89, died peacefully June 14, 2009, at the Maine Veterans' Home, Caribou. He was born Nov. 29, 1919, in St.
John, the son of Joseph Sr. and Jane (Emery) Caron. Joseph was a World War II veteran, private first class, with the 22nd Infantry, having been a recipient
of the third highest military award, the Silver Star for gallantry in action while serving in the vicinity of Cherbourg, France, June 23, 1944, and the Good
Conduct Medal, June 8, 1943. He belonged to VFW Lozier O'Grady Post No. 9609 and served in the Battery C 1st Battalion 152 FA, State Armory, Fort
Kent, for five years. Joseph is survived by his five children, Wayne and his wife, Sylvia Caron, Gary and his wife, Carla, Diane and Eugene Berube, all of St.
John, David Caron and his fiancee, Augustine, of Woodland, and Steve and his wife, Kathy Caron, of Limestone. He is also survived by eight grandchildren,
Connie, Danny, Stephanie, Connie, Bambi, Candice, Travis and Toby; three great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Lily and Trevor; several nieces, nephews and
cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Bertha (Jandreau) Caron, in 1990; one son, Sheldon Caron, in 1998; and by his brothers and sisters. He will be
dearly missed by his family and friends. Friends may call 10-11:45 a.m. Thursday at Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial
will be celebrated noon Thursday at St. John Catholic Church, St. John. Committal services with full military honors will be afterward at the parish cemetery.
Those who wish may donate in his memory to St. John Vianney Renovation Fund, 26 East Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743. Envelopes are available at the
funeral home. [obituary published in the Bangor Daily News on June 16, 2009]
CARIBOU - Clifford G. Murphy, 83, died Nov. 19, 2009, in Caribou. He was born July 29, 1926, in Perth Andover, New Brunswick, son of the late Earl and
Hazel (Rasmussen) Murphy. Mr. Murphy was a sergeant serving with the 152nd Field Artillery, Caribou, retiring in 1985 as a master mechanic after more
than 30 years of full-time duty with the guard. He married Rita Marie Martin. Clifford was an avid outdoorsman, and took great pleasure in exploring the North
Maine Woods with his children and grandchildren. His love of hunting and fishing extended outside the family. Clifford inspired many to develop and hone
their own passion for the outdoors. He was always more than willing to share his love of canoeing and fishing the great rivers of the St. John and Allagash.
As one of his special grandchildren recently wrote, "Grampy is now in a place where there is more than a five fish limit." Clifford Murphy was more than a
father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a friend! Surviving in addition to his wife of Caribou are three sons, and two daughters-in-law, Larry and
Irene Murphy, and John and Terry Murphy, all of Fort Kent and Brian Murphy of Caribou; two daughters, Deborah Best of North Providence, R.I., and Lynn
Murphy of New Sweden; five grandchildren, Christopher and Kasie Best, Kimberly Monoz, Erica Bennett and Ben Murphy; six great-grandchildren, Nathan
and Tyler Best, Sean and Hannah Munoz, and Cole and Collin Bennett. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 23, from the chapel of Mockler
Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, where friends may visit with the family 10 a.m. until the time of services. Contributions may be made to his wife,
Rita Murphy or donations may be made to Central Aroostook Humane Society. For an online register, please go to www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.
CARIBOU - Lee A. Doody Jr. died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was born March 9, 1929, at his family home on
the Grimes Mill Road, Caribou, to Lee and Myrtle Rideout Doody, the fourth child of seven children. He married Arlene Boutot, April 29, 1950, and together
they raised eight children. Lee appreciated the productive results of a hard day's work, a value he instilled in his family. At a very young age he worked on
the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad with his father, as well as various jobs while supporting his young family. He worked for the state of Maine for more than 10
years and after becoming a registered land surveyor, started a business in Caribou from which he retired in 1998. He served on the Land Surveyors Board of
Registration and was a charter member of the Maine Society of Land Surveyors. Lee was proud of his community service and throughout the years he was a
member and leader of a variety of organizations in Caribou: Sincock Parent Teacher Association, Hilltop Parent Teacher Association, Caribou Council of
Parents and Teachers, Caribou Band Parents, Caribou Lions Club - serving as king lion and lioness liaison, past president of SnowDrifters, Inc., director of
Northern Region for the Maine Snowmobile Association and past president of Aroostook Valley ATV Club. Proud of being a citizen of Caribou and believing
that a person must "give back by getting involved," Lee served as chairman of Caribou Planning Board, served on Caribou Utilities District, Board of Appeals
and Board of Assessors. He was a city councilman from 1994 to 1996, and completed a term as Caribou's mayor in 1996. He served as a volunteer for
several special events and activities in Caribou and as a volunteer at Cary Medical Center. One of Lee's greatest undertakings was a 39-year career with the
Maine Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. He retired from the National Guard as a lieutenant colonel and was the longest standing
commander of the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion. Six years later he retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a colonel. During his tenure he was inducted into
the Order of Saint Barbara, a military honor society for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps Artillery. Lee's military service also included five tours of
active duty for training at Fort Sill, Okla. San Marcos Air Force Base, Texas; and Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Throughout his life Lee enjoyed the outdoors in
every season whether camping with his family in a tent or camper, trekking around the "pucker brush" with a survey crew, riding around The County
snowmobile and ATV trails, or enjoying weekly road-trips around Caribou and surrounding towns scouting out wildlife. During Lee's retirement, he and Arlene
especially enjoyed road-trips in their motor home. Alone or with the company of good friends they traveled throughout New England and most states east of
the Mississippi. Of greatest importance to Lee was his family. He was especially proud of the accomplishments of his children. He typically made mention
of how fortunate he and Arlene were that their children each found success in their own way and were as fulfilled by their own families as he was by his.
Organizing family reunions and attending family gatherings brought great pleasure and joy to him. Checking in on his brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and
their families was the focus of his life. He will be sadly missed by his loving and devoted wife, Arlene of Caribou; his two sons and their families, Steven and
Carole and their sons, Matthew of Caribou and Aaron of Canton, N.Y.; and Jeffrey and Carolyn Schuster of Yarmouth and their daughters and son-in-law,
Laura and Johannes of South Berwick and Allison of Washington, D.C.; five daughters and their families, Deborah and Donald Sirois of Caribou and their son
and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shauna and their children, Tanner and Taiva of Mesa, Ariz.; Susan Doody and Robert Stedt of New Sweden and their children
and granddaughter, Jason, Sherry and Logan Stedt of Cross Lake, Kelly Stedt and Amber Nadeau of South Portland and Lea Stedt of Baltimore; Roxanne
and George Dolan and their sons, Porter and Ian of East Greenwich, R.I.; Shellie Doody and Danny Corriveau and their children, Demarre of Caribou and
Chandler and Shelby of Hermon; and Kris Doody and David Winslow of Caribou and Augusta; two sisters and their families, Evelyn Fournier of Caribou and
Mable and Floyd Quist of Caribou; and two brothers and their families, Donald and Norma Doody of Westbrook and Delmar and Maria Doody of Newport. He
is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Lee frequently and fondly remembered in stories dear friends and National Guard and
Reserve comrades who contributed to and complimented his life in many ways as well as family members who completed the circle of life. He often
remarked that it was a privilege throughout the years to be associated with so many people both at home and away who willingly shared their lives with him.
They made him rich in many ways and he was deeply thankful for what they gave to him. He was predeceased by a son, Wilbur Doody of Avon, N.Y., in
1990; his mother, his father; his stepmother, Edna Doody; and two brothers, Vinal Doody and Malcolm Doody of Caribou. People are invited to honor and
remember Lee at a celebration of life 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Family will greet people 11 a.m. until
the start of the celebration. Interment will be afterward at Lyndon Cemetery, Presque Isle Road, Caribou. A reception will be held 3-5 p.m. at Caribou Motor
Inn. Friends and family who wish to remember Lee may contribute in his memory to Jefferson Cary Foundation, Oncology Service, P.O. Box 89, Caribou,
ME 04736 or Caribou Children's Discovery Museum, P.O. Box 487, Caribou, ME 04736.
MADAWASKA - Retired Army Lt. Col. Adrien Edwin Dufour, 82, passed away Dec. 22, 2009, at a Madawaska health care facility, after a courageous
battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born Oct. 31, 1927, in Madawaska, the son of Thomas and Leona (Chasse) Dufour. After graduating from the
Madawaska school system, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1945. He later retired as lieutenant colonel of the Army National Guard in 1987. He was a
communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and was a sir knight of the fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus Post No. 0366. His ministries were
Marriage Encounter, Pre Cana, Kairos Prison and Cursillo Ministry. He was also a member of American Legion Post No. 147, Madawaska. He was
involved with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Master Troop 190. Adrien is survived by his wife of 60 years, Therese (Theriault) Dufour, whom he married, Dec.
26, 1949; one son, Peter Dufour of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Maryse Capobianco of Andover, Conn., and Lynne Raymond of Presque-Isle; two
brothers, Louis Dufour and Roland Dufour; and one sister, Lucille Bouchard. He was predeceased by one son, Michael Dufour; one grandson, Bryan
Chapman; and two sisters, Dorilda and Irene. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church.
Friends and family may call 8 a.m. until time of service at Daigle Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson's Association, 5
Bucknam Road, Falmouth, ME 04105. Spring interment will be at Caribou Veterans' Cemetery.
PRESQUE ISLE - Cary F. Easler, 69, husband of Jean (Davis) Easler, died unexpectedly Feb. 26, 2010, in Presque Isle. He was born Jan. 18, 1941, in Patten,
the son of Frank and Jenny (Shaw) Easler. He attended high school in Norwich, Conn. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1961, serving four years active duty during
the Vietnam War. He served an additional 24 years with the Maine Army National Guard, affectionately known as "Pops," retiring at age 60, with a total of 28
years of honorable military service. He worked many years for Asplundh Tree Co. and Bowater Corp. - Pinkham's - until retirement. He enjoyed the last several
years in his retirement job with NAPA Auto Parts, Presque Isle, delivering parts and joking with customers and coworkers. He was an avid and skilled
gardener, enjoyed hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. He loved spending time with family. He was a proud hockey fan, cheering on his grandsons for 17
years. He will be greatly missed by friends and family. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jean; his five children, seven grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren, Trudy Kuykendall and her husband, Mark and son of Delaware; Rick Dwyer and his wife, Bonnie and two children of Mapleton; Terri Cyr
and her husband, Randy and two sons of Presque Isle; Tracy McPherson and her husband, David and two sons of Mapleton; and Andrew Dwyer and two
daughters of Oakland; a brother, David Easler and his wife, Dena, of Florida; a sister, Delores Kirtley of California; several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by his parents; a brother, Paul; and a special brother-in-law, Kirt. Friends are invited to call 4:30 p.m. until the time of service 6 p.m. Wednesday,
March 3, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Interment with military honors will be in the spring at Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or the American Cancer Society
New England Division Inc., One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
CARIBOU - Everett W. Milton, 76, rode the train to heaven March 3, 2010, in Bangor, after a long illness, while listening to the spring opening game of the Red
Sox. An avid sports fan and a fanatic Red Sox fan, he seldom missed a game, so it was very fitting that he listened to the opening game of the Red Sox during
his final hours. Everett had worked on trains for more than 25 years, 15 as a locomotive engineer. He collected trains as a hobby and during his retirement, often
commented how he missed the sound of the train whistle. Just as the ball game ended, and as Everett drew his last few breaths, a train went past the hospital
and blew the whistle three times, surprising, as well as comforting his family as well as the medical team. Everett then went gently to his other beloved family in
heaven, leaving his earthly family comforted and chuckling, "Dad did it his way." He was born Dec. 4, 1933, in Caribou, the son of the late Wesley and Emily
(Smith) Milton. He was a graduate of Caribou High School, where he was an avid basketball player. He served with the Army National Guard for eight years. He
worked for 18 years at the family grocery store, Milton's Nationwide Variety on Sweden Street. He was then employed as a locomotive engineer at Loring Air
Force Base for more than 20 years. In his spare time, he assisted his wife with their pet care business, Home Farm Kennels. Everett was an active member of
his community. During the '50s and '60s he was active in Caribou Jaycees, holding numerous offices. He was a member of Gray Memorial United Methodist
Church for more than 60 years, serving on various committees and groups. Everett was an active member of Caribou Kiwanis Club for more than 20 years and
held perfect meeting attendance during that time. He worked on all club activities and was awarded "Most Distinguished Member" several years ago. Many will
remember him as the "presiding judge" during Kiwanis Keystone Kops. The roots of his Kiwanis friendship ran deep and Everett valued each and every club
member for their dedication to the club and its ideals. He was a member of Aroostook RSVP, serving as board chairman for two years. His valued friendships
included a local group of high school friends called the "Old Man's Club" who would get together for lunch the first Thursday of every month. He will also be greatly
missed at the 3 p.m. McDonald coffee hour. Everett married Norma Blackstone in 1964 and after his retirement, the couple moved to Everett's favorite spot, his
cabin on the South Shore of Madawaska Lake, returning to Caribou in November 2009. Everett cherished his family and often spoke to friends and family of his
favorite daughter and son. No one could compete with Everett when he was talking about his four beloved grandsons, who brought so much joy and sunshine into
his failing heart whenever they would stop by. He was a dedicated pet owner and willingly gave his time to assisting his wife and others in rescuing homeless
animals and in the eventual establishment of Halfway Home Pet Rescue, a state licensed rescue service. He was an important link in the volunteer chain of pet
lovers who worked to provide free pet food for pet families in need. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Norma of Caribou, are his daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa
and Pierre Patenaude of Mapleton; his son and daughter-in-law, Garrick and Sandra Milton of Caribou; four grandchildren, Joseph and Thomas Patenaude, and
Matthew and Jacob Milton; two sisters, Ruth Ross and her husband, Emmett, of Caribou, and Samella Haley of Lakeland, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. He
was predeceased by a brother, Leigh; and a sister, Captola Parker. Friends may visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St.,
Caribou. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, March 8, at Gray Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Bentum officiating.
Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Milton may do so through Caribou Kiwanis Scholarship Fund, Gray
Memorial Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Halfway Home Pet Rescue, Inc. For an online register, please go to www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News on March 5, 2010
ALLAGASH - Michael Lee Hafford, 59, died unexpectedly March 16, 2010, at his residence. He was born May 24, 1950, in Allagash, son of Lee and Faye
(O'Leary) Hafford. Mike attended Brunswick High School his freshman and sophomore years, then attending Limestone High School his junior and senior year,
graduating in 1968. He received his Associate of Arts degree in forestry from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Mike retired from the Maine Army National
Guard in 2005. He was a first sergeant in Charlie Company, 1-152 Field Artillery for 35 years. He was a recipient of the distinguished military honor graduate
award of which he was very proud. He belonged to American Legion Jandreau Connors Post No. 180 of St. Francis and Allagash Historical Society. He was an
avid outdoorsman, enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and ATV riding, but most of all, time with his family. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Vicki (McBreairty) Hafford of Allagash; his son, Dean Hafford of Portland; his daughter, Brooke and her husband, Logan
McDonald, of Bangor; his mother, Faye Hafford of Allagash; one sister, Randi and her husband, Bryan Jandreau, of Fort Kent; his close uncle, Elmer "Hemmie"
Hafford of Allagash; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Lee Hafford, in 1993. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday and 10
a.m.-noon Saturday at Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, Fort Kent. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Allagash Community Center. Committal
services with full military honors will be held afterward at Allagash Municipal Cemetery.
Published in Bangor Daily News on March 18, 2010
LINCOLN - James Leo McLaughlin Sr., 91, husband of the late Ruth (Nicolai) McLaughlin, died March 11, 2010, at a Lincoln hospital. He was born March 4,
1919, in Weston, son of James and Henrietta (Gilpatrick) McLaughlin. Jim graduated valedictorian of Danforth High School, Class of 1936. He began his
diverse career as a "cookie" at a woods camp at age 14. He graduated to woods cutter and after high school went to meat cutting school. He worked as a
meat cutter until entering the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the 152nd Field Artillery and went through a series of divisions, ending with
the 56th Field Artillery 8th Division Pathfinders as forward observer "Goldenrod B-4" with rank of first lieutenant. After his time in the Army, he returned to the
states and worked at Schlitz Brewery, Milwaukee, and for Milwaukee Gas Co. He returned to Maine in 1956, where he was a door-to-door salesman of silk
hosiery and vacuum cleaners. He finally found his niche as a plumber/pipe fitter for Local Union 321, now Local 716, and ended his career as the business
agent/manager for the union. Jim served on the State of Maine Hourly Wage Board, Lincoln Planning Board and Democratic Committee, and as an election
clerk. He was a fourth degree knight and a communicant of St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church, Lincoln. He was involved in the Cursillista, was a Eucharist
minister and donated much of his time to church renovations. Jim was a forward thinker and always kept up with the times, which was evident as he enjoyed
staying in contact with family and friends on Facebook. He also enjoyed coffee time at Timberhouse Restaurant with friends, including Karl McGillvray, Bob
Burke, Ellery Dow, Gary Crocker and Bob McGaw. He was very proud of his Irish heritage and was an avid Red Sox fan. One of his favorite times was when his
friends and family gathered last year to help him celebrate his 90th birthday. He will be remembered for his wit, storytelling abilities and his heart of gold. "Well
done, good and faithful servant ... enter into the joy of your Master." He is survived by five daughters, Evelyn Leonard and Lawrence Bouchard of Enfield,
Cynthia Sereyko and David of Bangor, Carol Raye and Gary, Lisa Goodwin and Brian, and Angela Stanley and Rusty, all of Lincoln; five sons, James
McLaughlin II and Andrea of Greenland, N.H., Frank McLaughlin and Patimah of Oswego, N.Y., William McLaughlin and Stephanie of Portland, Thomas
McLaughlin and Wanda, and Andrew McLaughlin and Kimberly, all of Lincoln; 20 grandchildren, Theresa, Catherine, James III, Amanda and Chris, Joshua,
Jacob, Sarah, William, Jessica, Timothy, Keenan, Ellery, Conor, Jonathan, Allison, Brady, Brendan, Lucas, Geoffrey and Ian; three great-grandchildren,
Chelsea, Nicole and Hunter; a brother-in-law, Philip Nicolai and Gloria of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Peggy McLaughlin of Danforth and Joyce
McLaughlin of Orono; several special nieces and nephews; and a former daughter-in-law, Maureen Wotton. In addition to his wife, Ruth, he was predeceased
by a grandson, Peter Leonard; and nine brothers, Llewellyn, Daniel, Franklin, Bert, Maurice, Charles, Thomas, John and Arthur. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Rosary will be recited 6 p.m. Sunday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 2 p.m.
Monday at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Miles Cyr presiding. Spring interment will be at Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Lincoln Recreation Building Fund. Donations may be left at the funeral home. For an online guest
register and to leave written condolences, please visit www.clayfuneralhome.com. Published in Bangor Daily News on March 13, 2010
CARIBOU - Paul St. Peter, 77, well-known Caribou businessman and area contractor, died May 14, 2010, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born
June 10, 1932, in Caribou, son of the late Patrick and Laura (Paradis) St. Peter. He was a 1951 graduate of Caribou High School, where he was on the varsity
football and baseball teams, as well as captain of the ski team. After graduation, Paul went to work for his father in the plumbing and heating business. In
1957 he joined with his father and brother to form Patrick St. Peter and Sons Inc., a successful commercial contracting company which is currently owned
and operated by the fourth generation of St. Peters, his grandsons. For several years he was the company clerk for the 152nd Field Artillery Maine Army
National Guard, and was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He married Yvonnette Theriault, Feb. 27, 1954. Paul was a loving and devoted
husband and family man. He loved to spend time with his family at their Cross Lake camp, as well as spending time with and attending all of his
grandchildren's events. Paul also was an avid horseshoe player and enjoyed pitching horseshoes and won numerous state competitions. Surviving in addition
to his wife of more than 56 years, Yvonnette of Caribou, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Claire St. Peter, and Kirk and Cheryl St. Peter, all of
Cross Lake; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Harry Evans of Presque Isle; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Philip and Janice St. Peter of Caribou,
David and Vickie St. Peter of Madawaska Lake and Alan and Kathy St. Peter of Woodland; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Jim Murphy of
Gardiner, Patricia and Tom Curry of Leland, N.C., and Claire and Nate Randolph of Caribou; a sister-in-law, Lorraine St. Peter of Caribou; eight grandchildren,
James and Brent Shade, Ryan and Adam St. Peter, Michelle Hersey, Kellie Olmstead, Jessica Rossignol and Amy St. Peter; eight great-grandchildren,
many nieces and nephews. Mr. St. Peter was predeceased by a daughter, Lisa, in 1971; and a brother, Donald. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Mockler
Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, at Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy
Rosary Catholic Church, with the Very Rev. John Paul Labrie, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Old Holy Rosary Cemetery.
www.mocklerfuneralhome.com. Published in Bangor Daily News on May 15, 2010
HOULTON - Gilbert J. Roy, 73, died Oct. 17, 2010, with family at his side at his residence. He was born March 17, 1937, in Guerette, son of Alfred and
Martha (Albert) Roy. Gilbert was a communicant of St. Mary of the Visitation Church and was employed with Houlton International for many years before
going to work in the woods until his retirement. He served with the Maine National Guard and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Gilbert is survived by his seven
children, Wendy Roy and her fiance, Raymond Diehl, Robin Murchie, Kimberly Graham and her husband, Nason, Lisa Beals and her husband, Brian,
Rebecca Joslyn and her husband, Richard, Nikki Roy and her husband, Jason Howland, and Mathew Roy and his fiancee, January Jones; many
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Clinton Roy; many nieces and nephews; and his special companion, Anna. He was predeceased by his
parents; his brother, Robert; and his sister, Madeline McGuire. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dunn Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial
will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Visitation Church with the Rev. David Raymond, celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Mary's
Cemetery. Gifts may be made in Gilbert's memory to ARK Animal Sanctuary, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730. Published in
Bangor Daily News on October 19, 2010
WATERVILLE - Roland Martin, 74, passed away Nov. 25, 2010, at Lakewood Continuing Care, Waterville, after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for more
than 10 years. He was born April 8, 1936, in Fort Kent, the son of Marc and Emily (Dubois) Martin of Fort Kent. He graduated from Fort Kent Community High
School in 1954, attended Husson College, Bangor, and received an associate degree in business administration in 1956, then proceeded to join his father in
the family business of Frank Martin Sons - an equipment business. After losing his father and two brothers in an airplane crash in 1967, his mission was to
make aviation safer in the area. He joined with other aviation enthusiasts and obtained funds to construct a regional airport. In 1971 Northern Aroostook
Regional Airport was created with seven local towns participating. Funds were obtained for the airport and a year later a terminal hangar was built in the town
of Frenchville, which was centrally located. With the love of aviation always on his mind, he became the first chairman of Northern Aroostook Regional Airport
Authority. A year later he became its first fixed base operator. He and his wife were in the aviation business for 30 years, offering flight training, chartered
flights, daily commuter service and aircraft maintenance. He loved and respected aviation. Roland was the first chairman of School Administration District 27,
Fort Kent, a Northern Maine Medical trustee, member of Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club and Airline Owners and Pilots Association for 30 years. He was a
member of the Maine Army National Guard for 34 years and retired as a command sergeant major for the state of Maine. He was an avid golfer and skier. He
was awarded Citizen of the Year in 2002, and shortly after Flights Standards District Office, Portland, awarded him the Golden Eagle Award for his lifetime
leadership, dedication and contributions to aviation in Maine. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Desjardins Martin; daughter, Kathy
Corey and husband, Jeff, of Winslow, and their children, Emily, Erin and Joe; daughter, Jan Stanley of Franklin, Tenn., and her sons, Chris and Connor;
daughter, Paula Martin and fiance, Zane Zwemke, of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Rebecca Leonard and her children, Jamie, Jessica and Wesley Adams;
daughter, Pam Emond and her husband, John, of Portland, and her daughter, Adrienne Cordes; his sisters and their husbands, Bern and Marc Michaud of
Fort Kent and Florida, and Vi and Hobie Kemp of Palmyra and Florida; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Marc; brother,
Nelson; and brother, Rudy, July 19, 1967, in Wallagrass; and his mother, Emily, in October 2004, in Fort Kent. Roland's family thanks the wonderful, caring
staff at Lakewood, Moonlight Bay for their devotion, compassion, understanding, care and love they had for Roland. As he would say, "You're a good man and
I like you." Calling hours will be held 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Veilleux Funeral Home, Waterville. A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at
St. John's Church, Winslow. A committal will be afterward at Maine Veterans Memorial Chapel, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. Donations in Roland's memory
may be made to Lakewood Nursing Home, Moonlight Bay Activities or the Alzheimer's Association . A service of Veilleux Funeral Home. Published in Bangor
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FORT FAIRFIELD and CONTOOCOOK, N.H. - William T. "Bill" Van Buskirk Sr., 90, husband of the late Norma R. (Bubar) Van Buskirk, passed away
Monday morning, Oct. 25, 2010, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Lester Milton Sr., in Contoocook, N.H., after an extended illness.
He was born July 21, 1920, in Easton, the second child of four and the only son of Edgar and Velma (Partridge) Van Buskirk. He attended Easton and Fort
Fairfield schools. In his younger years, Bill was engaged in the farming industry with his father. He enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard 152nd Field
Artillery Battalion at age 19. In 1941, he was deployed with the Battery to Camp Blandings in Florida, for further training, after, which he was transferred
overseas in 1943 and became part of Gen. Patton's 3rd Army. In 1947, he returned to the U.S. after serving four years in the European Theatre of
Operations. On March 14, 1949, he married Norma Bubar of Fort Fairfield, who became his wife of 61 years. For several years he was owner and operator
of Bill's Taxi Service, Fort Fairfield, and later became employed by Fort Fairfield Fire Department, advancing to the rank of chief until his retirement in 1985,
after 30 years of service. After his retirement as fire chief, he became the Fort Fairfield Animal Control officer for 12 years. Bill was a member of Maine Fire
Chiefs Association, Fort Fairfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lockhart Post No. 6187, and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fort Fairfield.
His greatest pastime was playing cards with his family and friends at Fort Fairfield Fire House. In addition to his parents, Mr. Van Buskirk was
predeceased by his wife, Oct. 2, 2010; one sister, Marie Bragdon and her husband, Meredith; and one sister, Clara Porcello. He is survived by one son,
William T. Van Buskirk Jr. and his wife, Sylvia, of Brewer; one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Lester Milton of Contoocook, N.H.; six grandchildren,
Tobin Van Buskirk of Brewer, Lester Milton Jr. and his wife, Jennifer, Angela Gordon and her husband, David, all of New Hampshire, Dawn Mihelis and her
husband, Nathan, of Massachusetts, Missy Michaud of Presque Isle, and Carl Katrina of Alabama; one sister and brother-in-law, Tressa and Donald
Hetherington of Fort Fairfield; one brother-in-law, James Porcello of Connecticut; one nephew, William Bragdon of Bangor; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 29, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 166 Main St., Fort Fairfield, with the Rev. Dr. Robert Smith officiating. Interment will take place after the
service at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held immediately after the interment service at St.
Paul's Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Those who wish may contribute in Bill's memory to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church memorial fund, care of Gloria
Towle, P.O. Box 737, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742 or Central Aroostook Humane Society, 26 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769. Envelopes will be available at
the funeral home.
FORT KENT - Leo G. Paradis, 89, died peacefully Oct. 18, 2009, at a Fort Kent health care facility. He was born June 9, 1920, in St. Francis, the son of
Louis J. and Zilda (Austin) Paradis. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no services. A memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 27, at St.
Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Those who wish may make donations in his memory to Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, 194 East Main St., Fort Kent, ME
04743. Arrangements are a service of Daigle & Nadeau Funeral Home, Fort Kent.
HOULTON - Kenneth C. Larson, 85, died Feb. 7, 2011, in Houlton. He was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Stockholm, the son of Albin and Pearle (Burns) Larson.
He attended Houlton schools and graduated from Houlton High School in 1943 and then enlisted in the U.S. Army in August of that year. He served in the
European Theater in World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge and received his discharge in May 1946. He then attended Ricker College. He joined the
Maine Army National Guard at Houlton, in January 1950, as a full-time technician. He retired in October 1980 as property book officer of the 152nd Field
Artillery Guard Battalion. He was then attached to the U.S.P.F.O. Section, State Headquarters, Augusta, until his retirement from the Army National Guard
in December 1984. Kenneth was also a businessman who owned Broadway Record Shop and the Pizza Palace. He will also be remembered as the founder
of Larson Flying Service in 1963. That service provided flight training and charter flights, along with full Fixed Base aviation services for the town of Houlton.
He is survived by his son, Terrence and fiancee, Diane Bates; grandchildren, Matthew and Stephanie Larson and their mother, Rae Ann Hutchinson; and half
brothers and half sisters, Robert Larson, Linda Fitzpatrick, Joan McAtee, Larry and Rodney Larson and Barbara Spellman. He was predeceased by his wife
of 58 years, Jean (McLaughlin); his brother, Harold "Bud" Larson; and sister, Dorene MacIlroy. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at
Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water St., Houlton. A Mass of Christian burial with full military honors will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Visitation Church
with Father Clem Thibodeau and Deacon Al Burleigh officiating. Spring interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to
donate in Ken's memory may do so to Houlton Regional Hospital Cardiac Division, 22 Hartford St., Houlton, ME 04730 or American Heart Association , 51
U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074-7134. For an online memory book and to send condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.
FORT KENT - Zenon A. Daigle passed peacefully in his sleep Feb. 10, 2011, at his home, at the age of 81 years 7 months and 2 days. He is now living his
fifth day, after a 14-month battle with cancer. He was born July 8, 1929, in Fort Kent, the son of Ludger and Azilda Daigle. Zenon enjoyed a full life. He
enlisted in the National Guard in May 1948, being honorably discharged in July 1959, with the rank of sergeant. He ran a seed potato farm for 35 years and
also raised cattle and cut lumber. Upon retirement from farming he subsequently worked as a substitute bus driver and janitor for SAD 27 for 20 years. He
served on the board of directors for Farmers Home Administration for 17 years. He was a Legion of Honor member of Catholic Order of Foresters, serving
the St. Louis Court 230 in various offices from 1966 to the present, six of which were as chief ranger. He participated actively in the fourth degree Knights
of Columbus Council No. 0352, Fort Kent, serving as faithful navigator for three years and as color corps commander for 19 years. He loved his God, his
church and his rosary. His most cherished memories included dancing, cooking breakfast on the fireplace at camp and playing cards with his family. He is
survived by his wife of 58 years, Beatrice Daigle of Fort Kent; one brother, Armand and his wife, Gail, of Plainville, Conn.; his 10 children and their spouses,
Marcella and Craig Schock of Yorba Linda, Calif., Lucien and Cheryl Daigle of Fort Kent, Lucille and Steve Richardson of Auburn, Mass., Ronald and
Doreen Daigle of Fort Kent, Patrick and Ann Daigle of Homer, Ark., Rilda and Michael Corriveau of Underhill, Vt., Marie and Richard Fowler of Greene,
Theresa and Robert Godfrey of Greene, Steve and Teri Daigle of Merrill, Wis., and Robert and Jessica Daigle of Fort Kent; 27 grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren, Adria Klingelsmith and her daughter, Gwen, Chris Schock, Jenna Labbe, Justin, Jared and Timothy Richardson, Mitchell and Joshua
Daigle, Simeon, Benjamin, Aspen and Autumn Daigle, Dominique Corriveau and his son, Ezra, Philip, Lydia and Elise Corriveau, Danielle, Ellayna and
Taylor Fowler, Jonathan, Samuel, Josiah and Ian Godfrey, Amber and Haley Daigle, Zoe and Sophie Daigle; many cherished nieces, nephews and
cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Roger, Edmond and Conrad; and his sisters, Martha and Onilda. Friends may call
2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial with full military and
fourth degree honors will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent, with the Rev. James Nadeau officiating. Spring burial will
be held May 17 at the parish cemetery. Those who wish may donate in his memory to St. John Vianney Renovation Fund, 26 East Main St., Fort Kent,
ME 04743, Visiting Nurses of Aroostook, P.O. Box 688, Caribou, ME 04736 or Aroostook Home Health Services, 345 Market St., Fort Kent Mills, ME
04744. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
KENNEBUNK and FORT KENT - George Picard, 83, died peacefully Feb. 11, 2011, surrounded by his family at a Scarborough health care facility. He was
born Oct. 2, 1927, in Fort Kent, the son of Joseph and Regina (Laferriere) Picard. George belonged to fourth degree Knights of Columbus Council No. 0352
and Veterans of Foreign Wars Lozier O'Grady Post No. 9609, both of Fort Kent. He loved golfing, snowmobiling and playing dice. He enjoyed the
companionship of his friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He is survived by his daughters, Lynne Schoonard and Anne Picard, both of
Kennebunk; one son, Scott Picard of Eagle Lake; four grandchildren, Jared Schoonard, Evan and Colin Yates and Ella Martha, all of Kennebunk; brothers
and sisters, Theresa Savage, Paul Picard, Reynold Picard and Conrad Picard, all of Bristol, Conn., Clair Gregoire of Springfield, Mass., Gerard Picard of
North Carolina, James Picard of Bangor and Robert Picard of Austin, Texas; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by
his wife, Clara Picard, in 2005; his son, Paul Picard, in 1980; and brothers and sisters, Aline Levasseur, Benoit Picard, Cecile Picard, Mary-Ange Picard,
Bernadette Groves, Joseph Picard and Alfred Picard. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at Daigle Funeral
Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial with full military and fourth degree honors will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort
Kent, with the Rev. James Nadeau officiating. Committal services will be held May 17, at the parish cemetery. Those who wish may make donations in his
memory to Gosnell Hospice House, 11 Honey Well Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.
EASTON - Douglas Raymond Henderson, 79, passed on from this world April 15, 2011, at a Bangor hospital after complications from heart surgery. Doug,
son of Doris (Walton) and Perry Henderson, was born Aug. 9, 1931, at the family homestead on the Houlton Road in Presque Isle. Along with his parents,
Doug was predeceased by four brothers, Winfred Henderson, Aubray Henderson, Elwood Henderson and Bobby Henderson; and seven sisters, Iona
Perkins, Katherine "Kay" Gill, Clara Jett, Glenna Tingely, Betty Dalhgren, Donna Moore and Lois (Honey) Henderson. Survivors include sisters, Mabel
Brown and Irene and husband, Ted Lint, of Presque Isle; and brothers, Pat and wife, Betsy Henderson, of Dallas, Carlton Henderson and partner, Dot
Hovey, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Richard Henderson and his wife, Sandra, of Presque Isle. A number of special nieces and nephews adorn his family tree.
On Oct. 11, 1991, Doug married Janice Brown, his wife of nearly 20 years, and partner in life for 27 years. Together they shared many business
adventures, camping trips and family gatherings. Their marriage joined Doug with a ready-made family, from which he took much pride and pleasure. His
surviving children include Mark and Donyse Babin of Unity, Melinda and Mark King of Littleton, Michele and Travis Kearney of Mars Hill and Mia and
Stephen Pangburn of Easton. In addition are the apples of his eye - his grandchildren, Rudi, Zachary, Jalen, Devon, Samantha, Elijah and Luke. Also
surviving are granddaughters, Brandi Morang and Nichole Hussey; and four great-grandchildren, Amber, Reese, Carson and Devin. Aside from his family,
Doug's greatest source of pride was his service to his country with the U.S. Army. After entering the National Guard Dec. 12, 1949, his service took him to
active duty as a full-time captain in 1963. While on active duty, Doug served two tours in Vietnam, 1965-1966 and 1968-1969. On Dec. 23, 1969, Doug was
commissioned as lieutenant colonel, the capacity in which he served until his retirement in 1981. While in service, his duties included that of field artillery
officer for 18 years and tactical/strategic intelligence officer for seven years. Throughout his service Doug accumulated numerous decorations and honors
from the U.S. Army. These awards include the Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal,
Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam Medal of Honor 1st Class, Armed Forces Reserve
Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. For Doug, retirement simply meant moving on to different adventures.
Doug's many endeavors included Easton Longhaul, Henderson Oil Co., Kana Oil, D & D Truck Stop, Henderson's Convenience Store at Easton Center, and
even a brief journey into the world of ostrich farming. Doug was raised as a master Mason June 21, 1961, in the Eastern Frontier Lodge, Fort Fairfield, and
served as its last worshipful master before its closing in 1988. It was Dec. 26, 1989, that Douglas then became affiliated with the Trinity Lodge, Presque
Isle. Doug was due to receive his 50-year membership pin from the Masonic Lodge this June. Visiting hours will be held noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20,
at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Church Street, Presque Isle, where services will be held 2 p.m. A spring burial with full military honors will take place at a
later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Doug's memory may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children-Boston, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 or
online at www. shrinershospitalforchildren.org. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
HOULTON - Francis John O'Donnell, 84, died May 17, 2011, in Houlton. He was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Johnsville, New Brunswick, one of 12 children to
John and Lucy (Dugan) O'Donnell. Francis was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He served in the National Guard Battery B152 for 34 years,
retiring as command sergeant major in 1983. He worked for AE Stanley Manufacturing for 34 years and enjoyed gardening, playing cards, visiting the
"farm" and spending time with his family. He was a devoted Red Sox and Celtics fan. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (McClay) O'Donnell;
seven children, Mary and Ritchie Guilford, Marguerite and Timothy Cowan, Timothy and Sharon O'Donnell, Michael and Marcia O'Donnell, Jean and Martin
Goldsmith, Douglas and Tammy O'Donnell, and Jane and Mark Hutchinson; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; siblings, Katherine Fitzpatrick, Helen
Warner, Allen O'Donnell, Stella Gordon, Clifford O'Donnell, Margaret Halleck and Gerald O'Donnell; and two sisters-in-law, Marcia O'Donnell and Eileen
O'Donnell. He was predeceased by his brothers, Eugene, Dennis and Donald; and one sister, Alice. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Bowers Funeral
Home, 10 Water St., Houlton. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's of the Visitation, Houlton, with Father Roger Cyr,
celebrant. Interment will be held 9 a.m. June 2 at Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Francis'
memory be made to St. Mary of the Visitation, 110 Military St., Houlton, ME 04730 or Madigan Estates Nursing Home Activities Fund, 93 Military St.,
Houlton, ME 04730. For an online memory book and to send condolences, please visit www.bowersfuneral.com.
ST. DAVID and FRENCHVILLE - David R. J. Dumond, 61, passed away June 8, 2011, at a Fort Kent hospital. He was born May 23, 1950, in St. David, son
of the late Leo and Lily Ouellette Dumond. David was a parishioner of St. Luce Catholic Church, Frenchville, where he was a member of the choir. He was
a Vietnam veteran and retired from Maine National Guard Unit, Fort Kent. David was a member of American Legion Post No. 145, Frenchville, and a fourth
degree Knight with Knights of Columbus, St. Agathe, where he was deputy grand knight and held various other positions. He is survived by his son, Roy
and Nancy Dumond of Bristol, Conn.; and daughters, Pamela and Jeff Smith of Plantsville, Conn., and Julie Dumond of Frenchville. He leaves behind a
brother, Maurice Dumond of Madawaska; his sister, Lucy and Raymond Cyr of St. David; a sister-in-law, Bernadette Dumond; and four grandchildren,
Nicholas, Ashley and Olivia Dumond of Bristol, Conn., and Tyler Smith of Plantsville, Conn. A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 13, at St.
Luce Catholic Church, Frenchville. Calling hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday and 8-9:45 a.m. Monday at Michaud Funeral Home, Frenchville. Burial will be
at Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Michaud Funeral Home, J. Edgar Cancer Fund,
Hospice of Aroostook or a charity of your choice. For online condolences, please visit www.michaudfuneralhomes.com.
CARIBOU - Robert Albert Cyr, 65, died Dec. 14, 2011, at a Caribou nursing facility. He was born Aug. 4, 1946, in Caribou, son of the late Albert and Viola
(Nadeau) Cyr. He was married to Dorothy (Levesque) Cyr for 41 wonderful years. He graduated from Caribou High School and University of Maine at Presque
Isle. Robert was employed as a recruiter in the Maine National Guard for 17 years throughout the state of Maine. He served in the U.S. Army during the
Vietnam War. He was a member of Caribou Lions Club, Brunswick Knights of Columbus, Jaycees and American Legion Henry B. Pratt Post No. 15. Robert
was also a member of Parish of Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Surviving, in addition to his wife of Caribou are two sons, Keith and his wife,
Pinar Cyr, of Atlanta and granddaughter, Alara Cyr, and Travis Cyr of Caribou; four brothers and sisters, Diane and her husband, Darrell, of Woodland, Mike
and his wife, Juanita Cyr, of Caribou, Greg and his wife, Sandra Cyr, of Brewer, and Brian and his wife, Sandra Cyr, of Salem, N.H.; also several nieces and
nephews. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at
Parish of Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Robert's nephew, Father Jim Nadeau officiating in a Mass of Christian burial. Interment will take
place 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com
MASARDIS - Col. Sheldon R. Lyons, Maine Army National Guard, retired, 70, died Jan. 19, 2012, in Caribou. He was born March 15, 1941, in Masardis, son
of the late Rodney Lyons and M. Stella (Blinn) Lyons MacDonald. He was a graduate of Ashland High School, class of 1959, as well as obtaining degrees
from the University of Maine at Fort Kent and the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Col. Lyons began his military career when he enlisted in the U.S. Army
in 1959. He was a graduate of Maine Military Academy, Augusta, as well as the United States Army Command and General Staff College in Kansas. He
served with the Maine Army National Guard for more than 31 years, holding numerous command positions within the 152nd Field Artillery. After serving as
captain in A Battery in Presque Isle for 12 years, he was transferred to Maine Military Academy, where he was assigned for seven years. During that time he
was promoted to major, then lieutenant colonel. He served as Maine Military Academy's supply officer, operations officer and finally as commandant of
Maine's premiere military establishment. He retired as the executive officer and commander of the 152nd Field Artillery. During his command he was
responsible for the mobilization of two troop commands during operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Sheldon was employed as the manager of Amerigas,
Presque Isle, for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, was a registered Maine guide and was a member of the Maine
Professional Guides Association for many years. He owned and operated Rivers Bend Sporting Camps, Masardis, and was also a member of Masardis
American Legion. He is survived by his special friend, Joan King of Caswell and her family; one son, Gary Lyons and his partner, Sue Veno, of Denmark,
Maine; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelley and Patrick Flanagan of Santa Clara, Calif., and Kelley and Aaron Brown of Gorham; one brother and
sister-in-law, Jon and Sheila Lyons of Masardis; one sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Leon Buckingham of Garfield; his grandchildren, Casey, Jessie and
Nistelle Lyons, Tonie Marie and Nicholas Velazquez, and Jamie Poitraw; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Lyons was predeceased by a son, Travis. A
graveside military service will be held in the spring at Masardis Cemetery at a date and time to be announced by Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou.
FORT KENT - Alphonse Jesse Charette went home peacefully Feb. 6, 2012, surrounded by family after a courageous fight with prolonged illness. Al was
born April 19, 1946, son of the late Joseph and Eva Charette. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose M. (Gagnon) Charette, Feb. 3, 2012. He is survived by
one brother and two sisters; as well as sons, Brian and Roderick; daughter, Nicole; and grandchildren, Amanda, Michaela, Luke, Tony and Theo. Al was a
veteran of the Army National Guard, honorably discharged in April 1969. He contributed greatly to his community throughout the years as an active member
of the Jaycees, and as a volunteer for the Boy Scouts, Fort Kent Snowmobile Club and Channel 4. Funeral services with full military honors will be held 11
a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. There will be no visiting hours at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please donate
generously to Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, Northern Maine Medical Center, 194 East Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743. Funeral services are in the care of
Daigle Funeral Home, 14 East Main St., Fort Kent.
ST. AGATHA and FORT KENT - Richard "Dick" Derosier, 61, passed away peacefully Feb. 18, 2012, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous
battle with cancer and complications related to a heart disease at a Fort Kent hospital. He was born July 14, 1950, in St. Agatha, son of Luke Sr. and
Pauline (Jacques) Derosier. He was a graduate of Wisdom/Middle High School. He served honorably in the U.S. Army National Guard for five years from
1969 to 1974 with the Charlie Company in Fort Kent. His passion for cooking commenced during his time in the military. He retired from St. Agatha
Volunteer Fire Department and emergency dispatch operator after 25 years of service. His love for farming was exemplified when he farmed potatoes with
his father at age 13 and proceeded to farm on his own until 1989. From a very young age, Dick was always a high-energy person and had a determination
to fulfill multiple dreams. His goal in life was to please others with a motto, "If you're happy, I'm happy!" He loved the outdoors and cooking. He found his
soul mate and partner for life when he married Carol Lizotte. Together they founded Lakeview Restaurant in 1983 and for the following 28 years they have
diligently provided great food and service to people far and near. The Lakeview Campground was established in 1996. The success of the restaurant and
campground gave Dick the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and share his love of nature with family and friends. He always had a positive outlook on life
and was an inspiration to all. He loved being with family and traveling with his wife. He took pleasure in gambling with friends. He took pride in gardening
vegetables. Dick will be dearly missed by his loving family, relatives and friends. He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Carol (Lizotte) Derosier;
three daughters, Lisa Derosier and her significant loved one, Shawn Pelletier, of Madawaska, Becky and her husband, Ryan Pelletier, of Frenchville, and
Jennifer and her husband, Jason Daigle, of St. Agatha. He was "Pepere Dick" to his five precious grandchildren, Reece, Logan and Baby Pelletier, and
Kelsie and Kamden Daigle. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy and her husband, Francis Fournier, of Biddeford; brother, Luke Jr. "Butch" and his
wife, Margie, of St. Agatha; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Luke Sr. and Pauline (Jacques) Derosier. Family and friends
may attend his viewing 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, and 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday at Michaud Funeral Home, St. Agatha. A Mass of Christian
burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Our Lady of the Valley Church, St. Agatha, with the Rev. Jacques Lapointe officiating. Committal
services will be held in the spring in St. Agatha. For those who desire, donations may be contributed in his memory to Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund -
envelopes available at the funeral home; or Angel Flight of New England, 492 Sutton St., North Andover, MA 01845. Condolences may be sent to
ST. AGATHA - Camille Ouellette, 74, died peacefully March 23, 2012, at a Van Buren health facility. He was born May 17, 1937, in St. Agatha,
the son of Leonide and Rose Anne (Ringuette) Ouellette. He served in U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army National Guard. He retired from Fraser
Paper, was a member of the fouth degree Knights of Columbus; American Legion Post No. 145, Frenchville; and St. Agatha ATV Club. He is
survived by one son, Ricky and his wife, Anne Ouellette, of Connors; three daughters Debbie and her husband, Scott Williams, of Mount Airy,
Md., Sandra and her husband, Peter Boucher, of Grand Isle and Tina Ouellette of Woodbridge, Va.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild;
one brother, Marc and his wife, Diane Ouellette, of Connecticut; two sisters, Jeannine Nadeau of Texas and Rose Marie and her husband,
Donald Pelletier, of Florida. He will be missed by his family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; and his wife; Raymonde, in 2001;
and a brother-in-law, Evance. Friends and relatives may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 26, and 8:30-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Michaud
Funeral Home, St. Agatha. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Agatha Catholic Church with the Rev. Phil Cyr
officiating. Burial will be in the spring at St. Agatha Lower Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.michaudfuneralhomes.com
CARIBOU - Raymond Todd, 73, went to meet his Lord, June 23, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends in Presque Isle, after a brief, but courageous
battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was born March 18, 1939, in Caribou, son of the late Elmer and Hope (Burgess) Todd. Ray was a 1957 graduate of
Caribou High School and the University of Maine, Orono, class of 1961. He will be remembered as one who loved the Lord, his family and his fellow man.
Ray was always ready to quietly help when there was a need. He was a long time member of Caribou United Baptist Church where he served in many
areas of leadership. He was a great supporter and worker of youth activities, be it local, at Baptist camp or worldwide. He served with the Maine Army
National Guard, 152nd Field Artillery Battery B, from 1961-1967 and served on Caribou School Board for several years. He was also a member of Northern
Maine Antique Tractor Club and Gideon's International. Ray was very insightful to the needs of the area agriculture community and 45 years ago formed
R.L. Todd and Son Electrical, which built, built and serviced potato ventilation systems throughout the state. The business expanded when his son Tim
came home from college and is now known for extensive residential, commercial, industrial, and agriculture electrical work. In 2010, they were chosen as
Outstanding Business of the Year by Northern Maine Community College. Ray was a man of strong work ethic and integrity. He married his college
sweetheart, Nancy McIntire from Perham, June 14, 1964. They had many years of traveling across the U.S. due to Nancy's educational work. The highlight
of trips was to Israel and an Alaskan cruise. Ray had a heart for short-term mission trips and went to Haiti shortly after the earthquake to help build
houses as well as a trip to Guatemala with Neighbors First to help build a church in the jungle. Ray is survived by his wife of more than 48 years, Nancy;
daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Stephen Clark; son, Timothy Todd; two precious granddaughters, Cassandra and Katelyn Clark, all of Caribou; sister,
Shirley Davis of Auburn; nieces, Joy and Becky Davis; as well as several cousins. Mr. Todd was predeceased by a granddaughter, Megan Clark. Friends
may visit with the family 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. A celebration of Ray's live will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Caribou United Baptist Church with a
time of coffee fellowship afterward. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Neighbor's First Inc. or Gideon's International. Envelopes are available at the
funeral home and church. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com Yes, Papa, you truly "never had it so good!"
CARIBOU and ROCKY HILL, Conn. - Lucien J. Tardiff Jr., 50 died unexpectedly Nov. 17, 2012, in Connecticut. He was born Dec. 22, 1961, in Caribou, the
son of Lucien and Arlene (Sirois) Tardiff Sr. Mr. Tardiff was a 1980 graduate of Caribou High School and was employed with HCC Global Financial
Products, Farmington, Conn., for many years. He also served with the Maine Army National Guard. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Arlene
and Lew Kidney of Eagle Lake; two brothers, Michael Tardiff of Eagle Lake and Julian Kidney and his wife, Karen, of Fort Kent; two stepbrothers and three
stepsisters; nieces and nephews, Joshua and Matthew Tardiff, CJ and Shawn Bernard, Louis Levasseur Jr., Nanette and Jessica Levasseur; and his
stepmother, Elaine Tardiff of Presque Isle. Mr. Tardiff was predeceased by his father; and a sister, Lynn Levasseur. Friends may call noon until the time of
services Monday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. Monday at Parish of the
Precious Blood Holy Rosary Catholic Church. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com. Published in BDN Maine on November 24, 2012
COPPERAS COVE, TEXAS & HOULTON -- Sergeant First Class Jonathan A. Lowery, 38, died Dec. 14, 2007, by small arms fire while on foot patrol in Mosul,
Iraq. He was born March 10, 1969, the son of Winfield and Frances Lowery of Houlton. Jonathan was a 1987 graduate of Houlton High School and attended the
University of Maine Presque Isle. His interest in the military began early and when given the opportunity to enlist into the Army his junior year of high school, he
did. In 1986, he became one of the 'Aroostook Artillerymen' and was assigned to Bravo Battery in Houlton. His love of artillery led him to join active duty.
He served 14 of 21 years in Ft. Sill, Okla., with the 1st Battalion of the 17th Field Artillery. During his service, he had been an Intelligence Analyst, Howitzer
Chief, Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant and Gunnery Sergeant. Jonathan had the opportunity to serve on army military bases both in the United States and in
Germany. He volunteered for many assignments due to his commitment to the 'Colors' and his Comrades in Arms. He was deployed to Iraq in Desert Storm and
has had two deployments to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was also deployed to Kosovo in 2000 and Guantanamo Bay Cuba in 1995. His most recent
duty station was Ft. Hood, Texas with the Armored Howitzer Battery which deployed earlier this year as the 3-3 ACR Task Force. Over his 21 year career, his
dedication and service was awarded with more than 45 awards and decorations.
Jonathan is survived by his two sons of Cyril, Okla., Sean, 11, Dawson, 8; his father Winfield of Houlton; brothers, Winfield and his wife Janice of Guilford,
Norman and his fiance Tammy of Mars Hill, N.C., Michael and his wife Caroline (Sis) of New Limerick, Lawrence and his wife Jennifer, one sister, Michelle King
and her husband Clarence all of Houlton; aunts Willa Callnan of Melbourne, Fla., Norma Anderson of Vernon, Conn. and Geri Kinney of Houlton; several cousins,
nephews and nieces. Jonathan is also survived by a former wife, Marcy Hart; a special mother-in-law, Kathy Meason; and brother-in-law, Mike Meason, all of
Cyril, Okla. Jonathan was predeceased by his mother; a brother Joseph and his father-in-law, Donny Meason.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the Houlton Wesleyan Church. Funeral service with full military honors will be held at the church 11 a.m., Saturday.
Spring Interment will take place on Solders Hill in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Friends may make gifts in Jonathan's memory to: Jonathan Lowery Memorial Fund, Care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, Maine 04730
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from December 19 to December 20, 2007
FORT FAIRFIELD - Sgt. Frederick K. "Freddie" Theriault, retired, 60, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday afternoon, April 13, 2013, at a Presque Isle health
care facility. He was born Feb. 20, 1953, in Fort Fairfield, the son of Frederick E. and Beulah (Dumond) Theriault.
He was a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School, class of 1972, and went on to serve his country for over 30 years with the Maine National Guard and was a
member of American Legion Ray Goding Post No. 88, Presque Isle. Freddie had been employed by Maine Packers, Caribou, A & P and Interstate
Processing Plant, Fort Fairfield, as well as several area farmers, most recently Thibeau Farms, Fort Fairfield, who Freddie thought of as his extended family.
He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Gail Marie Pelletier; and one special uncle, William "Wink" Dumond. He is survived by son, Jason Grivois of
Washington; uncle and aunt, Loomis "Lloyd" and Anna-Rae Dumond of East Corinth; special cousins, Randy Theriault of Fort Fairfield, Michael Dumond of
Michigan, Gordon Dumond of Caribou, Stephen Dumond of New York, Kathleen J. Ullman of Fort Fairfield, Elaine Sargent, Lynn Cheever, Lisa Dumond and
Julie Holt, all of New Hampshire; and special friends, Jerry Morrow of Webberville, Mich., Jerry Findlen of Clinton, Keith Thibeau of Fort Fairfield and Diana
King of Caribou. He will also be fondly remembered by his church family at St. Denis Catholic Church, Fort Fairfield; as well as other extended family
Friends may call 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be
celebrated 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Parish of the Precious Blood, St. Denis Catholic Church, 147 Main St., Fort Fairfield. A time of continued
fellowship with refreshments will be held after the service at Veterans of Foreign Wars, Paul Lockhart Post No. 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield.
Interment with military honors will take place later in the spring at St. Denis Catholic Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may
contribute in memory of Freddie, to offset his final expenses, care of Keith Thibeau, 365 Strickland Road, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742. Envelopes will be available
at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on April 15, 2013
CARIBOU - Donald F. Susee, 78, died May 31, 2013, in Caribou, after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 18, 1934, in Manchester, N.H., son of the late Walter
and Ida (Provost) Susee.
He was a graduate of Caribou High School, class of 1953, where he served as class president and for the past 50 years help to organize class reunions. In
1953 Mr. Susee enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard 152nd Field Artillery. In 1956 he was hired as a full time Battalion Personnel Sargent. After his
honorable discharge from the guard, Mr. Susee was employed as a loan officer with Northern National Bank, Aroostook Trust Company and Aroostook
Federal Savings and Loan. He married Natalie Beaulieu May 5, 1962. Don was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and was a past member of Fred V.
Brescia Council 1870 Knights of Columbus. He was a member and past president of Caribou Jaycees and was an active member of Caribou Lions Club,
where he served as treasurer, vice president and director. He was an avid baseball fan and he excelled in both baseball and softball. He organized, coached,
managed and played on the Caribou "Super Suds" baseball team in the 1950s as well as the Bosox Caribou fast pitch softball league. Don also
coached/managed several Caribou youth baseball teams, including American Legion. Pony League, Babe Ruth and Caribou Little League. Don also loved to
hunt golf and bowl.
Surviving in addition to his loving and devoted wife of more than 50 years, Natalie of Caribou; is son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Kathy Susee; and daughter
and son-in-law, Vicki and David Keaton all of Caribou. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Erin and Evan Susee and Emily and Katie Keaton, and Don
could often be found at many of their activities, supporting them. He's also survived by mother-in-law, Edmay Beaulieu of Caribou; several nieces and
nephews; and his lifelong friends, Larry and Brenda Swafford of Woodland. Mr. Susee was predeceased by two sisters, Ray Dow and Jeannelle Trembley;
and three brothers, Walter Jr., Robert and Maxwell Susee.
Friends may visit with the family 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11
a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will be at Old Holy Rosary Cemetery. After the service all are
invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the parish center. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Susee may do so through
C-A-N-C-E-R of Presque Isle. Envelopes are available through the funeral home. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on June 1, 2013
GRAND ISLE - Mathieu "Bernie" Levasseur, 74, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home. He was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Grand Isle, son
of Lewis and Irene (Devost) Levasseur.
After his graduation from Madawasaka High School in 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in Italy and Germany as a helicopter crew chief.
Upon his return to Grand Isle in 1964, he joined the National Guard in Fort Kent and was with them for 37 years, retiring as a first sergeant. Bernie retired
from Fraser Paper in 2000 where he worked as a security guard for many years. He was a past commander and a lifelong member of American Legion Post
147, Madawaska. He was a communicant of St. Gerard Parish and a third degree member of Knights of Columbus, Council No. 8414, Grand Isle. After
retirement, Bernie and his wife, Patricia enjoyed vacationing during the winter months in Florida, where he spent much time playing golf. Bernie was proud of
being able to return to Italy two years ago with his two sons.
He is survived by loving wife of 51 years, Patricia (L'Italien) Levasseur of Grand Isle; two sons, Michael B. Levasseur of Springvale, and Wayne D. Levasseur
and wife, Monik, of Edmundston; two brothers, Edward Levasseur and wife, Jackie, of Madawaska, and Joel Levasseur of Damariscotta; several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and one brother, Father Angelo Levasseur.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at St. Gerard Church, Grand Isle. Family and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday and
8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lajoie Funeral Home. Contributions in Bernie's memory may be made to Mizpah, P.O. Box 216, Grand Isle, ME 04746. For
online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on December 3, 2012
FORT FAIRFIELD and CARIBOU - Wallace H. "Herbie" Blaisdell Jr., 77, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, Dec. 13, 2012, at a Bangor health
care facility. He was born March 20, 1935, in Fort Fairfield, the son of Wallace H. Sr. and Palmire O. (Dionne) Blaisdell.
He was a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School, class of 1953, and went on the further his education at Ricker College, Houlton. Herbie served with the
U.S. Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957 as a corporal, and later served with the Maine National Guard as a staff sergeant from 1976 to 1995. He also had
been employed as a potato inspector from 1960 to 1963, and was employed at the former Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, from 1963 to 1976. He had
been a member of American Legion O'Bar-Phair Post No. 127, Limestone; had been a member of Eastern Frontier Masonic Lodge Number 112 AF & AM,
Fort Fairfield, since 1961; and had been a member of Limestone Masonic Lodge No. 214 AF & AM from 1990 to present.
In addition to his parents, Herbie was predeceased by one sister, Joan Thomas. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Alan H. and Kerri Blaisdell
of Fort Fairfield; one brother, Robert Blaisdell of Caribou; and three grandchildren, Alison Blaisdell-Sanders and her husband, Nathaniel, of San Diego,
Emily and Lindsay Blaisdell, both of Fort Fairfield. He will be missed and fondly remembered by his special friend and companion, Joyce Violette of
Caribou; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Giberson-
Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield, where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted 12:15 p.m. by the officers and members of
Limestone Lodge No. 214 AF & AM. A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Ellen Cleaves officiating. Interment will
take place at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Caribou. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Blaisdell to Fort Fairfield Volunteer Fire
Department, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742, attention: Paul Durepo. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Published in BDN Maine from December 15 to December 17, 2012
WOODLAND - Sheldon L. Sturgeon, 68, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at his home in Woodland. Sheldon was born in Caribou, the son of
Lawrence and Viola (Anderson) Sturgeon.
Sheldon served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, both in Field Artillery and as a mechanic. He then worked at Loring Air Force Base in Civil
Service, and served in the National Guard for more than 30 years. Sheldon loved working on cars, as well as riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Sheldon is survived by his wife, Connie; his sons, Shawn Sturgeon of Clearwater, Fla., and Benjamin Sturgeon of New Port Richey, Fla.; the mother of
his sons, Donna Sturgeon; his sister, Mona Michaels of Caribou; his granddaughter, Chloe Strugeon; and stepgrandchildren, Logan and Colton. In
addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Andrea Johnston, and Lorina Bourland.
Friends and family may call 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Monday. Interment
will take place in the spring at New Sweden Cemetery. Memories and condolences may shared at www.lancastermorgan.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 13, 2014
FORT KENT - Irvin N. Roy, 79, died peacefully March 6, 2014, surrounded by his family at a Fort Kent health care facility. He was born May 24, 1934, in
Fort Kent, the son of Walter and Yvonne (Laferriere) Roy.
He was active in his community having served on the Fort Kent Town Council, School Board, and the St. Louis Parish Finance Board. He was an avid
golfer. Irvin was a member of the VFW O'Grady Post No. 9609, the Senior Citizens Citizens Club, Lions Club, the Fort Kent Golf Club, all of Fort Kent. He
was retired from the Army as Chief Warrant Officer 4.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Marie (Raymond) Roy of Fort Kent; one son, Curtis and wife, Vicki Roy, of Florida; three daughters, Karen
and husband, Joe Lee Gonzales, of Rowlette, Texas, Deanna Paradis of Fort Kent, Sheila and husband, Tom Price, of Boxford, Mass.; nine
grandchildren, Justin, Lauren, and Eryn, Roy, Amy, and Melissa Gonzales, Michael, and Aaron Paradis, Corey, Taylor, and Tucker Price; two
great-grandchildren. Irvin was a devoted husband, father and member of his community. Irvin will be dearly missed by his many, many friends and family.
Friends may call 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent, until time of service. A Mass of Christian burial with full military honors
will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Spring burial will be May 6, 2014, in the parish cemetery. Those who wish in
Irvin's memory may donate to the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, 194 East Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 7, 2014
MASARDIS - Frederick W. Haley Sr., 70, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 3, 2014 at a Presque Isle hospital. He was born May 28, 1943, in Fort
Fairfield, son of the late Ralph "Bud" and Rita (Hill) Haley.
He graduated from MCI and went to the University of Maine for a year and then enlisted in the US Army. After returning home he went to work at the
former Sal-Mor cattle farm in Masardis. He worked for them for several years and then went to work as a forklift operator at the J.Paul Levesque Lumber
mill where he was employed for 25 years. During this time he joined the National Guard 152 Field Artillery Battery B in Houlton, where after 20 years he
retired. Fred loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman and 4-wheeler. Raising beef for family and friends was one of his hobbies he truly
loved as he was always a farmer at heart. He enjoyed spending time at camp on SquaPan especially when the whole family was there with him. He also
was Betty's second in command at the greenhouse assisting her with whatever was needed to be done. Fred's family was the most important thing in
his life and enjoyed going to all his grandchildren's events. His other love was his faithful dog Jackson, who was his constant companion and best friend.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Betty (Rafford) Haley of Masardis; two sons, Fred Haley Jr. and his wife, Jessica and their daughters, Paige,
Kasey and Addyson, of Mapleton and Shawn Haley and son, Dylan of Portage; two sisters, Claire Gill of Port St. Lucie, FL and Gloria Kilcollins of Fort
Fairfield, and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister, Patti Lee.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 at St. Marks Catholic Church, Ashland. Relatives and friends are invited
to greet the family 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday morning at the church. Arrangements are a service of Lajoie Funeral
Home-Ashland, 114 Exchange St., Ashland. To share condolences online, please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on May 7, 2014
PORTAGE AND PRESQUE ISLE - Dana Eugene Beaulieu, 61, lost his battle to cancer May 5, 2014 at The Aroostook Medical Center surrounded by
family. Dana was born May 6, 1952, in Presque Isle.
Dana graduated from Presque Isle High School Class of 1970. He was a member of the National Guard A Battery 152nd Artillery. Dana drove truck
over the road for over 40 years and had many trucks of his own. He loved meeting new people over the road. A member of the Presque Elks Club#1954
for 23 years and also a member of the Portage Lakers Snowmobile Club. More than anything Dana enjoyed spending time with friends and family and
traveling to his favorite island St. Maarten.
Dana is survived by his loving wife, Denise Beaulieu of Portage; daughters, Raquel Beaulieu of Presque Isle, Danna Beaulieu of Mapleton, Amanda
Lynds and special friend, Adam Kingsbury of Presque Isle, and Chelsea Lynds-Beaulieu of Portage; brothers, Douglas and Bonnie Beaulieu of
Washburn and Brian Beaulieu of Bangor; two granddaughters, Victoria and Sydney Beaulieu of Mapleton; along with aunts and uncles, cousins,
nieces and nephew. Special friends, Ronnie Clifford, Morris Wood, The Carlisle Family, and all of his Portage family. He was predeceased by his
parents, Edward and Gertrude Beaulieu of Mapleton.
A celebration of life will be held 2-4 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at Dean's Motor Lodge in Portage. Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation
of Maine Belfast. Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at www.directcremationofmaine.com
Published in BDN Maine on May 8, 2014
CARIBOU - Robert W. Cameron "Time to get up boys the deer are moving!" Robert won his battle and went home to be with Jesus on September 30,
2014. Just recently celebrating 67 years, August 26, 1947. Robert was born in Washburn, the son of Robert and Violet (Ells) and was raised on a farm
His passion for farming and hunting came naturally to him as these passions were passed on to him through his father. As a young man he was in the
National Guard for 9 years, while continuing to take care of the facilities of the Caribou Armory for anther 22 years. He retired as a custodian in 2008,
where he shifted his focus on his life long interests in firearms at his business, Cameron's Gun Shop.
After he married his sweetheart, Rose Tracy in 1969, in Caribou they raised their three children Jonathan, Matthew and Jana. During these wonderful 45
years, he was a very active member of the Caribou Assembly of God from assisting with Royal Rangers, driving the vans for Sunday School to visiting
Robert is survived by his wife, Rose (Tracy) Cameron, his children, Jonathan of Caribou, Matthew of Gorham, and Jana (Cameron) Haney and husband,
Dale of Caribou, his grandchildren, Coty Cameron, Kyle Haney and Mercedes Haney, all of Caribou, his sisters, Brenda Swafford and husband, Larry of
Caribou, and Juanita Harris and husband, Dick of Nebraska. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends and family may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Caribou Assemblies of God Church, where the funeral service will be held at 1
p.m. Saturday, October 4, 2014, with Rev. Jeremy McLellan officiating. Interment will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery. Following interment, there will
be a reception held at the Caribou Assemblies of God Activity Center. The family has requested memorial gifts be presented to the Caribou Assembly of
God Building Fund. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.lancastermorgan.com
VAN BUREN - Michael R. Bresett, 60, died Monday, October 27, 2014, at his home with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with
cancer. He was born March 18, 1954 in Springfield, MA, a son of Margurite (Perusse) Bresett and the late Richard Bresett.
Mike enlisted with the US Army in 1972, serving in Germany during Vietnam. Later, he proudly served with the Maine National Guard following the 9/11
attacks, assisting in securing the nation's borders.
Mike was a devoted teacher, last working with Van Buren District Schools over 13 years, until his retirement in 2014. He also taught classes with
Northern Maine Community College for several years. He served on the Van Buren Town Council and the Town Budget Committee for several years. He
enjoyed tending to his farm and especially liked to fish, hunt, swim, or simply anything to enjoy the outdoors. Times he spent at family get-togethers
were most memorable as he loved to share his many stories and jokes.
He is survived by: his wife of 43 years, Dianne (Moores) Bresett of Van Buren; his mother of Van Buren, six children, Jennifer Bresett and her husband,
Michael Stanco of Van Buren, Michael Bresett II and his wife, Stephanie of Van Buren, Joshua Bresette and his wife, Heather of Van Buren, Jessica
Gagnon and her husband, Dwayne of Caribou, Rebekah Ouellette and her husband, Joey of Van Buren, and Melissa Badahman and her husband,
Hassan of Chandler, AZ; one brother, Richard Bresett and his wife, Peggy of Los Altos, CA; three sisters, Gail Bresett of Oklahoma, Judy Hardt of Van
Buren, and Marianne Bresett of Madawaska; eleven grandchildren, Mykayla, Tyler, Aidan, Riley, Isaac, Kailynn, Brock, Taylor, Mylah, Josh, and Jenna;
and several nieces and nephews. Besides his father, Mike is predeceased by one brother, Doug Bresett.
Relatives and friends may greet the family on Saturday, November 1, 2014 1-4 p.m. at Lajoie Funeral Home, 118 High St., Van Buren, followed by
military honors. Memorial services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mikes name may be made to: The
Edgar J. (Guy) Paradis Cancer Fund, Northern Maine Medical Center, 194 East Main Street, Fort Kent, ME 04743. To share condolences online,
please visit www.LajoieFuneralHome.com - See more at:
Published in BDN Maine on Oct. 30, 2014
CROUSEVILLE: Sergeant First Class Kenneth A. Glidden, Retired, 67, passed away Monday night January 12, 2015 at his home. He was born in
Presque Isle on Dec. 1, 1947 the youngest son of Harland E. Glidden and Dorothea (Nickerson) Glidden.
Most of his adult working career was spent working on active duty for the National Guard with several different titles during his career. He enlisted in
January of 1967 and was discharged in January of 2002. Among those titles were Administrative Supply Technician, Training NCO, and Readiness
NCO. During his 35 years of service to his State and Nation he also assumed the duties of Chief of Firing Battery for many years, Battalion Ammunition
Sergeant, Assistant Operations Sergeant and also acted as Operations Sergeant for the 1st Bn 152 Field Artillery. Among the accomplishments he
was most proud of during his service were being a key member of establishing the Battalion Safety School, helping to establish a satellite NCO
Academy for the Northern "County" " soldiers, administering training in the White Mountains for the State Area Command's training. This training
included a rappelling, orientation course and other survival skills. He was also qualified as a Nuclear Authenticator. He also provided training to NATO
representatives on the capabilities of the M198 Howitzer at CFB Gagetown, Canada. He had trained there over 25 times. He had numerous service
ribbons and was most proud of his Humanitarian Service Medal which he achieved due to his volunteer service to the communities. He gave numerous
classes for Hunter's Safety, Junior Marksmanship Training for the Caribou Recreation Center, and never refused to help with Military Veteran Graveside
services by providing dozens of firing parties for funerals. In later years he has served as the Adjutant for the American Legion Post#88.
Ken enjoyed fishing every year with his life long friend Edward Hendsbee of Belgrade and also his nephew Randy Carney of Presque Isle, who also
spent time with him during some of his later years. He particularly enjoyed both the Fish River Chain of Lakes where he and his wife had a camp and
also visited some special lakes near Patten, where his friend Ted had a camp and where Ken won many cribbage tournaments! Ken said he had a great
life and loved all of those people in his life. He especially loved children and the joy they bring! He also loved campfires, toasting marshmallows, tying
flies, boating, tubing, picnics and the beauty that God gave everyone by stepping outside. (The beauty of the Earth itself and the creatures and people
therein) He was also very fond of his nieces Sam Carney and Courtney Carney who spent many days enjoying life at the camp also. He was very
appreciative of the help he received in later years from the Beecher and Bonnie Ouellette, Heidi, Randy, Courtney and Sam Carney and Charlie Munn
when he was unable to do the things he loved to do.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Mavis (Munn) Glidden of Crouseville, his son Aaron D. Glidden of Moses Lake, WA, his brother Dwaine E. Glidden of
King of Prussia, PA, two stepsons, Jason Briggs of New Milford, CT. and Shawn Briggs of Chicago, Ill., two special grandchildren, Tristan Glidden and
Piper Glidden of Moses lake, Washington. He also had two special step-grandchildren, Taylor and Avery Briggs of New Milford, CT. several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Sandra Ronan of St. Cloud FLA. In keeping with Ken’s wishes, there will be no services.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 or to Department of Inland Fisheries and
Wildlife c/o Kelly Colby 284 State Street 41 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04331 Online condolences may be shared at
FORT KENT - Norman "Kutch" Boucher, 80, entered his eternal rest peacefully on January 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Norman
was born in Ft. Kent, Maine on September 26, 1934, the son of Albert and Melvina (Dejardins) Boucher.
As a young child, Norman was first given the nickname "Kutch" while playing with neighborhood friends. He attended and graduated high school in
Ft. Kent. He later served in the US Army and the National Guard. Kutch was the very best. He was a generous, hard-working, and devout man who
always put his family first. He will be remembered above all for his strong work ethic. Having first worked with his father in the woods and for local
farmers, Kutch later worked construction for Don Quigley and Drew Dow, before building his own business Kutch Construction. In later years Kutch
took great pride in pointing out the different job sites that he had worked on with his crew. In his personal life he also enjoyed building his camp on
Lac Jerry in Quebec with the help of his family and friends. Kutch spent many happy times up at the camp where he enjoyed friends and family,
boating and fishing. He also built the home that he shared with his wife and children for over 30 years and in which, with the loving care of his wife,
he was able to remain in until his death.
Kutch is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 33 years, Brenda (Noyes) Boucher and his three children: Jennifer (Nadeau) and husband Alan Roy
of Ft. Kent, Jody Nadeau and wife Reena (Soomaroosing) of Fargo, ND, and Jonathan Boucher and wife Kimberly (Gibbs) of Mansfield, MA. He was
the proud Pepere to three grandchildren: Samantha Roy, Elizabeth Roy, and James Boucher.
Kutch was the fourth born of 14 children; a large and loving family of 10 sisters and 4 brothers. He is survived by his sisters, Rena Mae Bourgoin,
Rita Shaw, Theresa White, Jean Jackson, Marie Parslow, Rose Marie Roy, Iris Fillio, Greta Jordan, Linda Michaud and Mary Burgos, his brother
Phillip Boucher, and many beloved nieces, nephews great nieces and great nephews. Kutch was predeceased by his brothers Harold and Joel.
Kutch's family would like to invite his friends and family to join them in visitation from 6-8pm on Friday, January 30 and 9am until time of Mass at
Daigle Funeral Home, 14 East Main Street, Ft. Kent. A celebration of life and Catholic Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 31
at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 26 East Main Street, Ft. Kent.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your own choosing.
WOODLAND - Matthew H. Williams, 71, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home in Woodland. He was born on April 3,
1943, in Caribou, the son of Matthew and Helen (Hemberg) Williams.
Matt worked for the Dead River Company for over 20 years before starting his own business, Williams Heating. For over 30 years he loved serving
his customers and created many lasting friendships. He collected Lionel and H.O. trains and had a large display which he enjoyed. He loved the
land and loved his tractors, Massey Ferguson's, being his favorite. He had some of the fastest speed boats Madawaska Lake has ever seen; Moby
Dick and the Godfather III were a force to be reckoned with. When he wasn't on the lake, he spent many hours on the ATV trails kicking up the dust
on the four wheeler. In the winter, he loved snowmobiling with family and friends, fixing and dragging trails, one of which, "Matt's Trail" was named
after him and is home of the famous hand made, "Covered Bridge". He loved helping people in need, whether plowing their yards or simply lending a
hand. He was at his happiest surrounded by friends and family at any get together. He also enjoyed traveling to his home in Florida, where he will
missed by many dear friends from around the world. He is a past member of the Lions Club, Snowmobile Club and ATV Club of Caribou. Matt also
proudly served his country in the National Guard for eight years.
Matt is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patti (Sirois) Williams, his nephew, Seth and Karlyn Williams and their daughter Delaney of Caribou, his
niece, Kristen and Ron Hanson and their daughters Erica and Emily of Scarborough, his mother in law, Mary Sirois of New Sweden, his sister and
brother in laws, Kathy Williams of Woodland, Warren Sirois of Presque Isle, Wanda Kane of Old Orchard Beach, Robert (Bob) Sirois of Sanford and
Gloria and Patrick Ouillette of Camden. He will be missed by many more nieces and nephews and also his special cat, Poykin.
In addition to his parents, Matt was predeceased by his brother, Jim Williams, and a special Aunt Edna.
Friends and family may call on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 6-8pm at Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover Street, Caribou, where a
funeral service will be held at 10am on Friday, March 20. A reception will follow the service at the Woodland Baptist Church. Donations in Matt's
memory may be made to the Jefferson Cary Foundation, 163 Van Buren Road, Caribou, ME 04736. Interment will be held in the spring at New
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.lancastermorgan.com. Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 18, 2015.
LIMESTONE & CARIBOU - Wayne E. Theriault, 68, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 25, 2015 at his Caribou residence, following a
courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 29, 1946 in Fort Fairfield, the son of Eddie and Edwena V. (LaPointe) Theriault.
Wayne was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School, Class of 1966 and was also a graduate of Ricker Classical College where he earned an
associates degree in bookkeeping. He served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy from 1966 to 1970. Upon his
discharge, Wayne joined the Maine Army National Guard, assigned to the Fort Fairfield 152nd Auxiliary Battery, where he served for over 20
years. He had been employed by the City of Caribou as a police officer, the Town of Limestone as a part-time police officer, and worked a
number of years with the United States Civil Service at Loring Air Force Base as a runway foreman in the winter and taught heavy equipment
operation during the summer months. Wayne was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. He volunteered
countless hours to his community and area including helping at the Catholic Charities Food Bank and Catholic Charities Children and Family
Wayne was predeceased by his parents, and is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Shane E. and Jenny Theriault of Caribou; one
daughter and son-in-law, Kristy and Jeffrey Pickard of Maplewood, New Brunswick; four grandchildren, Zachary and Devon Pickard, both of
Maplewood, New Brunswick, Alya and Mia Theriault, both of Caribou; several extended family members and many many friends.
Friends may call Sunday March 29, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, Fort Fairfield. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parish of the Blood, St. Louis Catholic Church, 100 Main
Street, Limestone with Fr. Jean-Paul Labrie celebrant. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will be held after the Mass in the church
reception area. Spring interment with military honors will take place at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Limestone.
Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Theriault to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the
Catholic Charities Food Bank, P.O. Box 748, Caribou, Maine 04736. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. Online
condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com. Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 27, 2015
CARIBOU - David Allan Collins, Sr., 71, beloved husband of Patricia (Lunney) Collins, passed away on May 12, 2015. David was born January
22, 1944 in Bar Harbor, the son of William G. Collins and Margaret (Leighton) Collins. He attended schools in Southwest Harbor, Surry,
Ellsworth and NMCC in Presque Isle. In 1961, he joined the Army and served in Korea. He was a member of the Maine National Guard,
stationed at Starc Headquarters in Augusta. He retired in 2003 as Staff Sergeant after 22 years. From November 1990 - September 1991, he
served on active duty at Fort Devens, Massachusetts and Augusta, Maine during Desert Storm. He was employed at Loring Air Force Base
and Brunswick Naval Station in Civil Service for many years, retiring in 1999.
David was owner of many businesses, including Caribou Airport Market, Aroostook Auction Company and Downeast Movers of Yarmouth,
Computer Plus and Yarmouth Taxi of Yarmouth, Maine. He was recently employed at ATX and Cary Medical Center as a security guard. Until
2012, he was employed as a sub-contractor for the Portland Press Herald newspaper.
David was an avid Red Sox fan and was very active in Caribou Little League as a coach. He was Past President and founder of the Caribou
Babe Ruth Baseball League and Caribou Senior League. He was an avid bowler on both Caribou and Loring leagues. He enjoyed being a
gentleman farmer raising animals and poultry of all kinds.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Patricia, son David, Jr. and wife Martina of Caribou, son William of Yarmouth, daughter Caron
Silsby and husband Andrew of Standish, daughter Bonnie Hardy of Tennessee, sister Sheila Robinson of Dover, Delaware, brother-in-law
Michael Lunney of Caribou, sister-in-law Maureen Dalachinsky and husband David of Pembroke Pines, Florida, eight grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and daughter Carolee Lynn Ostlund.
There will be a graveside service at the Veterans Cemetery on Friday May 22 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral
Home. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.ripostafh.com
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. Published in BDN Maine on May 16, 2015.
FORT KENT - Raynold Theriault Sr., died June 5, 2015.
He was born in Fort Kent, May 12, 1936, the son of Romeo and Adrienne (Babin) Theriault. He is survived by his wife Cecile (Raymond)
Theriault, five children ~ Pauline Charette and husband, Robert, Louise Harvey and husband, Gary, Eva Bard and husband, Roland Jr., Raynold
Jr., and Sharon Chasse and husband Carl. Thirteen (13) grand-children, Leo James (JJ) and Jeremy Dugal, Michele Michaud, Danielle Thibodeau
and Matthew Harvey, Victoria Bard Tran and Christopher Bard, Laura McElhinney-Wilkinson, Lucas and Alex Theriault, and Nicole, Sam, and
Ryan Chasse. Twelve (12) Great grandchildren ~ Brianna, Trevor, Loran Rose, Reid Dugal, Olivia, Sophia and Gabe Michaud, Hailey Theriault,
Logan and Ethan Thibodeau, Kent and Hazel Tran.
He graduated from the Madawaska Training School (presently UMFK) where he majored in education and earned a bachelor degree in business
management from Ricker College. He graduated from Maine Military Academy plus attended a number of military schools including the US Army
Command and General Staff College in Leavenworth Kansas.
He held several elected positions including SAD 27 School Board of Directors, the Fort Kent Town Council, and six years in the Maine House of
Representatives where he served on various committees including Chair of Transportation. Additionally, he served six years in the Maine Senate
and also served as chair of both the Transportation and the Banking and Insurance committees.
He taught in the local school system for two years, was a Customs Inspector for twelve years, taught mathematics and business management
for four years in the continuing education department for Richer College.
Lt. Colonel Theriault was a member of twenty-eight years of the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion Maine Army National Guard where he served in
various capacities including Battalion Commander.
He is also survived by four sisters: Viola Pelletier, Laurette Brown, Marilyn Ventura, and Rita Theriault (Cox), five brothers, Carroll, Franklin,
Donald, Lloyd, and David, one aunt, Cora Caron and one uncle, Ernest Theriault, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 8:30 a.m., Thursday, June 11th until time of service at Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian burial with military
and fourth degree honors will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to donate in his memory may do so by donating to the Fort Kent Senior Citizen Center, PO Box 403, Fort
Kent, ME 04743. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Published in BDN Maine on June 8, 2015
WOODLAND - Frederick Lewis Finnemore, 71, passed away June 18, 2015 at his Woodland residence with his family by his side. He was
born in Caribou September 28, 1943 the son of the late Lewis and Mary (Burgess) Finnemore.
He attended the Caribou Schools and on August 22, 1967, he married Gloria Barnum. Mr. Finnemore served with the 152nd Field Artillery
Army National Guard for over 20 years and was employed as a carpenter for J.P. Martin Construction for many years. Fred was a longtime
member of the First Baptist Church of Woodland and was also a member of the Aroostook Valley ATV Club.
Mr. Finnemore is survived by two daughters and sons in law; Lisa and Mike Lizotte of Appomattox, VA., and Lynda and Jay Gustafson of
Woodland, One son, and daughter in law, David and Stephanie Finnemore of Topeka, KS. One sister, Lorraine Hobbs of Houlton. His
grandchildren; Miranda and Cameron Lizotte of Appomattox, VA., Derek Fox of Norfolk, VA., Jared Fox of Woodland, and Matthew and
Elizabeth Finnemore both of Topeka, KS. Several nieces and nephews. Mr. Finnemore was predeceased by his wife Gloria, December 18,
Friends may call at the Mockler Funeral Home 24 Reservoir Street Caribou 1:00pm Sunday June 21, 2015 until time of services which will be
held at 3:00pm from the funeral home with Rev. Ron Rosser, officiating. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery.
www.mocklerfuneralhome.com. Published in BDN Maine on June 20, 2015
HOULTON AND HAYNESVILLE - Michael John Ireland 66, passed away at his Haynesville residence Saturday, July 11, 2015. He was born
July 18, 1948 in Houlton, the son of Leo L. and Florence (Hill) Ireland.
Michael served in the US Army, the National Guard and the Army Reserves for a total of 24 years. He was awarded the Meritorious Service
Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. Michael served as a US Customs Officer in Forest City until his
retirement July 31, 2007. He was a member of the Haynesville Baptist Church, the Houlton Lions Club and served two years on the Board of
Budget Review. He was a Hospice of Aroostook volunteer. Michael loved hunting and fishing. He was a Civil War buff. Michael enjoyed spending
time with his great nieces and nephews.
Michael is survived by his brother David Ireland and his wife Judy of Haynesville; niece Shona and her husband SMSgt. Nathan McNeely of
Langley, Virginia and their daughter Meadow, niece Bridgette Ireland of Houlton and her children Skylar and Micah, nephew Jeremy Ireland of
Littleton and his children Alexis and Jeremiah; special friends Doreen Humphrey, Mary Grant, Mary Smith, Janet Bates, Rick McGary and
Charlene McGary. He was predeceased by his parents.
Friends may call at the Dunn Funeral Home Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12 noon to 1:00PM. A celebration of Michael's life will be held at 1:00PM
Tuesday at the funeral home with Joan Sullivan officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Michael's memory payable to Houlton
Humane Society or Hospice of Aroostook c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park Street Houlton, 04730. Online condolences and guest book:
dunnfuneral.com. Published in BDN Maine on July 13, 2015
FORT KENT - Larry Bouley, 68, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 10, 2016 at a Fort Kent Health Care Facility.
Larry was born in Fort Kent, October 22, 1947 the son of Lucien and Annette (Paradis) Bouley.
He served in the US Army and the National Guard. Larry lived in Virginia over 35 years before moving to Maine. He was a member of the
American Legion Post #28 in Triangle, VA. Larry loved the outdoors, especially the Shenandoah River, camping, boating, fishing and
spending time with family. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by five siblings: Rodney and wife Gloria Bouley of Fort Kent, Brenda and husband Joel Gagnon of Wallagrass, Michael Bouley
of Sebago Lake, Susan Niehoff of North Berwick, Me. Alan and wife Susan Bouley of Fort Kent. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Teresa, they shared many years together spending time with her
children and grandchildren where he was affectionally known as "Poppy" he took care of her through her long struggle with cancer.
Friends may call 9 am Thursday, April 14, 2016 until time of service at the Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated with full military honors 10 am Thursday at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Fort Kent. Spring burial will be held in the parish
cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Larry's memory to the Edgar J. Paradis Cancer Fund, 194 E. Main St. Fort Kent, Me.
04743. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Daigle-Nadeau Funeral Home, 14 E Main St., Fort Kent, ME 04743, (207) 834-3176
Published in BDN Maine from Apr. 12 to Apr. 13, 2016