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Berry, Robert Palmer*  
2014 UNITY - Robert Palmer Berry died November 22, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer. Bob was born in Abington, Massachusetts, raised in Plymouth, England, and most recently resided in Unity, Maine. He served four years in the U.S. Navy. Bob loved spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed bowling, camping, playing darts and watching sports. He is survived by his wife, Janet; sons Robert and Michael; daughter-in-law Portia; grandchildren Marcus, Nichola and Ethan; sister Jackie; brother-in-law Terry; brothers Ron and Chris; and sister-in-law Sandra. There will be a celebration of life at the Performing Arts Center in Unity on Saturday, November 29, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those who desire may make donations to Togus VA Medical Center, 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 26, 2014
Griffin Jr., Reginald A.* - Jackman  
1942-2014 JACKMAN - Reginald A. Griffin Jr. passed away on November 24, 2014. He was born in 1942 to Reginald A. "Al" Sr. and Jacquline (Reed) Griffin. He grew up in Levant where he still has an extended family. After his marriage to Linda (Bowden) Griffin in 1962, he lived in both Orrington and Glenburn, but found his true home when he went to Jackman in 1968 with one small pulp truck. He was truly a self-made man, and eventually became a well-known and highly respected logging contractor. He truly loved Jackman and often remarked how lucky he was to live there. The people of Jackman loved him too, giving him awards and dedicating the town book to him one year. Many young people in the woods business found in him a mentor and father figure. He also had a close circle of friends known collectively as the "Good Old Boys" with whom he shared a passion for hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and car racing, as he did with his son and grandson. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Jackman; his daughter, Lynn Johnston, and her husband, Rick, of Charleston; his son, Russell Griffin, and his fiancé, Kerry Dow, of Jackman; his brothers, Timothy, of Bangor, Raymond and his wife, Lenore, of Jackman; his sister, Marilynn Wood, and husband Merle, of Hooksett, N.H., and Levant; as well as dearly loved grandchildren, Reggie Johnston, and Ashley Johnston and her partner, Kyle Ness. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, November 29, at the Moose River Congregational Church in Jackman. Additional parking across U.S. Route 201 from the Church at Forest Hills School. A reception will follow at Moose Crossing. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial contribution to, Reggie Griffin Vocational Scholarship, in care of Jackman School Department, 606 Main Street, Jackman, ME 04945. Arrangements are under the care of Giberson Funeral Home, 18 River St., Bingham.
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 26, 2014
Heald, Lorraine Esther (Knight)*  
1930-2014 MADISON - Lorraine E. Heald, 84, passed on to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Maplecrest Rehabilitation & Living Center in Madison. Lorraine was born on May 18, 1930, in Skowhegan. She was the daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Knight) Gibbs. Lorraine was happiest when she was helping others. She worked as a CNA doing home health care for the elderly and had also worked at Maplecrest Nursing Home. She was presented with the American Police Hall of Fame Award for her volunteer work on the Citizens Advisory Board of the Madison Police Department. Lorraine will be remembered as a devoted mother and for the very strong faith she had in her Lord. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 60 years, Harold Heald; a daughter, Patricia Heald; and a brother, Walter Knight. She is survived by her children, Fred Heald, and his wife, Paulett, Larry Heald and his wife, Suzanne, Brenda Heald, Lynda Heald, Marilyn Kavin, and Ronald Heald and his wife, Roberta; a sister, Shirley Blodgette; a brother, Bruce Gibbs; 5 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Many thanks to all who assisted in her care, Maplecrest, Hospice, friends and family. Special thanks to Carol Lightbody for her support and assistance. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the New Hope Women's Shelter, 111 South Main St., Solon, ME 04979. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 28, at the Calvary Pentecostal Church, on Old Point Ave. in Madison, with pastor Timothy Haynes officiating. Interment will be in the Athearn Cemetery in Anson. Arrangements are under the care of Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., Madison.
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 26, 2014

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Beach, Martha R.*  
1920-2014 Martha R. Beach of Waterville died November 20, 2014. Martha was born in Waterville Nov. 15, 1920, the daughter of A. Raymond and Harriet Eaton Rogers. She was a lifelong active member of the First Congregational Church of Waterville having served as a deacon, member of the Executive Board and Chairman of the Women's Fellowship. Martha graduated from Waterville High School in 1938 and from Colby College in 1942, where she was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity and in later years she served as its advisor. After graduation she became a Claims Examiner for Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. (now CIGNA) in Hartford, Connecticut. On October 12, 1942, she married George L. Beach Jr. of New Bedford, Mass., and they had 56 companionable years of married life. On returning to Waterville during WWII Martha became involved with many groups. She served on the Board of Directors of the Waterville Skating Club, Waterville Association for Retarded People, Ken-A-Set Association, Waterville Woman's Association, Samaritan Department of Waterville Woman's Club, Waterville Country Club and two terms on the Colby Alumni Council, one of which was as vice chairman during the Second Constitutional Convention, receiving a Colby Brick for her loyalty and dedication. From 1968-1978, she taught in the Waterville School System, two years at South Grammar School and the at Pleasant Street School. Starting in 1979 she became a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, preparing tax returns for elderly and low income citizens and continued this service for 18 years. At the same time for fourteen years Martha with her husband George were drivers for the Muskie Center Meals on Wheels Program. Overseeing an active household of five children, she became involved in their interests and activities during their school years. She is survived by her five children, Margo Beach of Waterville, Maine, Robin B. Clukey of Haymarket, Virginia, Christopher R. Beach of North Belgrade, Maine, Ellen B. Godiksen of Simsbury, Connecticut, and Peter D. Beach of Waterville, Maine; one sister, Estelle R. MacDonald of Braintree, Massachusetts; one brother, Manley E. Rogers of Belfast, Maine; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, George L. Beach, and one brother, A. Raymond Rogers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Waterville Boys & Girls Club/YMCA. A celebration of her life will be held at Waterville Congregational Church, 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, on Saturday, November 29th, at 10:00 a.m.
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 25, 2014
Joyce, Raymond A.*  
1928-2014 SKOWHEGAN - Raymond A. Joyce, 86, passed away November 21, 2014, at Oak Grove Center in Waterville. He was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on August 17, 1928, the son of Raymond and Stella I. (Day) Joyce. He attended schools in Lynn, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Haverhill, Massachusetts, and North Eastern University. He was a veteran who proudly served his country during the Korean War. He worked several years at Transitron in Wakefield, Massachusetts and many years at Fenwal in Framingham, Massachusetts before retiring in 1986. Raymond was a Friend of Burnham Baptist Church in Burnham and a supporter of New Brunswick Bible Institute. He enjoyed puttering on cars, gardening, reading, snow blowing the driveway, and being with the family. Raymond is survived by 2 sons, Robin A. Joyce and wife Angie, Roland A. Joyce and wife Cathy; daughter, Pamelia L. Holbrook and husband Everett; 2 brothers, Fred Joyce and wife Patricia and Ken Joyce; 2 sisters, Betty Dakin and husband Milton and Dorothy Waite; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; best friend and baby, Sarah. He was predeceased by his wife, Pamelia L. (Marshall) Joyce, his parents, Raymond and Stella Joyce; son, Raymond Allen III; brother, Phil Joyce. Friends wishing may make donations in his memory to the Somerset Humane Society, P.O. Box 453, Skowhegan, Maine 04976. A memorial service will be held Friday, November 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service (Adams Chapel), 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine.
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 25, 2014
Wyman Jr., Martin Roger "Marty"*  
1966-2014 SKOWHEGAN - Martin "Marty" Roger Wyman, Jr., 48, formerly of Waterbury, Connecticut, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014, after a period of declining health. He was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on October 1, 1966, the son of Beverly J. (Brooks) Wyman. He was a 1985 graduate of New Milford High School in New Milford, Connecticut. Marty served in the U.S. Army. During his working career, he enjoyed working for PSI-NESP shelving of Wolcott, Connecticut doing library installs. He could be counted on to lend a hand whenever someone was in a tough spot. Marty enjoyed hanging out with family and friends and had a knack for talking to anybody. He liked NASCAR, especially rooting for Dale Earnhardt and Jr. and was also a true fan of the New York Yankees and New York Giants. He is survived by his mother, Beverly J. (Brooks) Wyman of Skowhegan; son, Kyle Wyman of Skowhegan; daughter, Jamie Wyman of Southington, Connecticut; sister, Brandi J. Hamrick and husband Matthew of Skowhegan; 2 nieces, Makayla Hamrick and fiance Joseph Chase of Norridgewock, Summer Emery and boyfriend Scott Martin of Skowhegan; 5 uncles, Jim Brooks and wife Joanne of Wolcott, Connecticut, Herb Brooks and wife Karen of Cheshire, Connecticut, Burr A. Brooks II of Waterbury, Connecticut, Brett Brooks of Waterbury, Connecticut, and Bart Brooks of Cheshire, Connecticut; aunt, Debbie Brooks of Waterbury, Connecticut; many cousins, close friends, and his estranged father, Martin R. Wyman, Sr. of Cornville. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burr A. Brooks I and an aunt, Dawn Marie Brooks. Marty's family would like to offer many thanks to the Redington-Fairview General Hospital staff, doctors, and nurses as well as to the hospice team from MaineGeneral in Augusta. At Marty's request a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Somerset Humane Society, Middle Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976. Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 25, 2014

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ANDERSON, ROBERT LEE*  
1952-2014 CLINTON - Robert Lee Anderson, 61, of Clinton, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Bob was born in Clinton on December 20, 1952, the son of the late Forrest L. and Christine E. (Dixon) Anderson. He graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield, class of 1971, and from New Brunswick Bible Institute in Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada. Following his graduation, Bob moved to Baileyville and was employed by Georgia Pacific. He moved back home to Clinton in 2002. Bob was an active member of Clinton Baptist Church for many years. He loved and cared for all types of animals, especially exotic animals. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving sister, Beverly Clark; his stepsister, Shirley D'Eufemia; and two special, loving aunts, Mildred Faulkner and Hester Dixon. Bob will be sadly missed by his nephews, Randy Clark II. Logan Clark, Joe D'Eufemia, and Justin Baird; her stepsisters, Betty Bartlett, Sally Gerrish, Elsie Hillman, Mary Dixon, and Marjorie McLellan; his stepbrother, George Campbell; and two very special cousins, Cathy "Bossy" Baird and Tina Vashon. Bob touched the lives of many people and will be greatly missed for his sense of humor and his loving heart by everyone who knew him. Services will be held at a later date with burial at Greenlawn Rest Cemetery in Clinton. An online guest book may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com . Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers, 107 Main Street, Fairfield.
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 24, 2014
Dalzell, Pauline M.*  
1930-2014 UNITY - Pauline M. Dalzell, 84, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, in Auburndale, Florida. She was born on June 26, 1930, in Good Corner, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Roy Angus Good and Gladys Nora (Crouse) Good. Pauline married Roy Franklin Dalzell on October 29, 1947, and together they raised three daughters. She worked for several years in the banking industry and was the administrative manager for R. F. Dalzell, Inc., her husband's wholesale and distribution business, which they ran together for over 50 years. As much as she enjoyed working, she loved being a homemaker. She was a wonderful cook and baker, a talented seamstress, and she enjoyed her large vegetable gardens. She had a special love for music and particularly enjoyed singing. She was a long time member of the Church of Christ in Unity. She was a devoted grandmother and treasured the time spent with her grandchildren. Pauline and her husband had many happy days enjoying Unity Lake with their dear friends Jeannette and Russell Cunningham. In more recent years, Pauline and Franklin enjoyed spending winters in Florida. She is survived by her loving husband, Roy Franklin Dalzell of Unity; her daughters, Sharon Dalzell-Straw and her husband, Robert, of Pennsylvania, Paula Dalzell-Kenney and her husband, Stephen, of Florida, and Tracy Dalzell-Hill and her husband, David, of Connecticut; four grandchildren, Darren Kenney, Monica Kenney, Rebecca Hill and Sarah Hill; and two sisters, Marie McKeil of Centreville, New Brunswick, Canada, Marilyn Lawrence of Easton, Maine, and many friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Frank Good. A funeral service will be held Friday, November 28, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ, School Street, in Unity, with the Pastor Mark Rollins officiating. A committal service will be held at the Pond Cemetery, Kanokolus Road, Unity, immediately following the funeral service. A reception at the Unity Community Center, 32 School Street, Unity, will follow the committal service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of Christ, P.O. Box 128, School Street, Unity, Maine, 04988. To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com . Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, 191 Hartland Avenue, Pittsfield.
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 24, 2014
Meserve, William R. "Bill"*  
1939-2014 JAY - William R. Meserve, "Bill", 75, of Jay, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in the home of his caregivers, Eliza and Jason Lucarelli, where he had made his home since August of 2013. He was born March 18, 1939, in Livermore Falls, the son of Russell and Eloise (Mandigo) Meserve. Bill was a dedicated employee of International Paper Co. for over 40 years. He was President of UPIU Local 14 and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was passionate about flying and was self-employed as owner of Meserve Aviation and sold aviation equipment. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the George Bunton American Legion Post of Livermore Falls and the Lane-Dube AMVETS Post 33 of Jay. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, ice fishing at Schoodic Lake and deep sea fishing. He also enjoyed traveling, attending car shows, searching out favorite casinos and was a NASCAR enthusiast. He loved his beloved dogs Ching and Cosmo. Bill will be long remembered for his willingness and readiness to help anyone or to lend a hand. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Sondra J. Lucarelli; his mother, Eloise (Mandigo) Doiron; his father Russell Meserve, Stepmother Kay Meserve and nephew Corey Small. He is survived by his children: son, William J. Meserve and his wife, Trudi of Jay; daughters: Barbara Richards and her husband, Stephen of Jay; Susan Vogel and her husband, Keith of Queensbury, NY and Ann Christie of Fayette; 7 grandchildren: Fallon Smith and her husband, Kris; Kyle Richards, Shayna Meserve, Kayla Meserve, Eric Vogel, Joshua Vogel and Alyssa Black and 2 great-grandchildren: Kadence and Brody Smith; his sisters: Connie Brown, Rhonda Small and her husband Manford and Laurali Bonney; his father and mother-in-law, Olindo and Janet (Reed) Lucarelli, brother-in-law Robbie Lucarelli and many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to join his family at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Rd. (Rte. 133) Jay, on Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. Public graveside services with full military honors will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Birchland Cemetery, Rte. 17, North Jay. Following services, all are invited to attend a comfort reception at LaFleur's Restaurant, Rte. 4, Jay. Remembrance gifts may be given in his memory to a local AMVETS or American Legion Post in your area. Tributes and condolences may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com .
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 24, 2014
Nichols, Sharon J. "Tootsie"*  
1954-2014 Sharon J. "Tootsie" Nichols, 60, of Vassalboro, Maine, passed away on November 17th, 2014. She was born in Oakland, Maine, on November 3rd, 1954. Sharon graduated from Winslow High School, and later went on to work at Volmer's Country Living Center as a CRMA. She loved to do word searches, cross word puzzles, knit on the loom, and read books. She also loved her cats, Moe and Sam. She left behind her only child, her daughter Shawna Smyser, who resides in Pennsylvania. She was very proud of the person she has grown to be. There will be no services, but please if you wish, make a donation to your local animal rescues in her remembrance as she greatly cared for animals.
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Published in Morning Sentinel on Nov. 24, 2014
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