Mr. Richard E. Lothrop
LEWISTON - Richard E. Lothrop, 76, of Montello Commons in Lewiston, passed away peacefully on May 21.
He was born on December 30, 1926, in Norway, the son of Bernard H. and Marie Juliette-Chesnel Lothrop of South Paris.
After attending local schools, he served in the Army as a Gunner Corporal, receiving the "Army of Occupation" medal," "Asiatic-Pacific Campaign" medal, "Good Conduct" medal, "Phillipines Liberation" medal and the "World War II Victory" medal.
Discharged in 1946, he attended the Maine Vocational Technical Institute in Augusta, where he received training as an electrician. He practiced that trade in ME, CT and NJ before retiring to Maine.
He was a member of the American Legion and VFW Post 6902.
Mr. Lothrop is survived by two brothers, Allan of Fryeburg, and Bernard W. of Otisfield; one sister, Marlene Kimball of Saratoga Springs, NY; six sons, Richard A. of Auburn, Royal of Leeds, Dale, Brett and Rian of Spokane, WA, and Tracy of Winchester, CA; two daughters, Brenna Elton of St. Petersburg, FL and Sherry Allen of Cheny, WA; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Evelyn Eels.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardiac Unit at Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME.
Mrs. Stella E. Bainbridge
SEBRING, FL - Stella E. Bainbridge, 78, of Sebring, FL died Monday, October 6 at her daughter's home in Mechanic Falls.
She was born in Sackville, NB on July 10, 1925, the daughter of Arthur W. and Lena E. Hicks Smith. She graduated from schools in Sackville. She had been an office manager and a paper carrier in Florida for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sebring, FL. She married Francis J. Bainbridge on December 12, 1944; he died August 10, 1992.
She is survived by a daughter, Frances Perreault and her husband David of Mechanic Falls; three sons, Richard D. and his wife Marcy of Salem, NH, Frank of Deltona, FL and Jeffrey and his wife Theresa of Sebring, FL; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Austin Smith.
Services will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Avon Park, FL at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls.
Mrs. Lillian Kimball
BRYANT POND - Lillian Kimball, 85, died in Norway following a long illness.
Born in Otisfield on September 10, 1918, she was the daughter of Burt and Maude (Smith) Grindle and attended Gorham schools. She worked as a mill worker at Stowell's Mills for 20 years and later worked for Beverly Packard shipping novelties for five years.
One sister, Evelyn Kimball, of Bethel survives her. Her husband, Arthur Kimball, her parents and one brother, Hollis Grindle, predeceased her.
Relatives and friends called at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, 37 Vernon Street, Bethel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, with the Rev. Lloyd Waterhouse officiating. Burial will be in the Songo Pond Cemetery, Albany.
Mr. Clyde W. Hemingway
NORWAY - Clyde W. Hemingway, 87, of Norway died Saturday, January 31 at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center.
He was born in Acton on March 1, 1916, the son of Leo C. Sr., and Myra E. Downing Hemingway. He attended schools in Milton Mills, NH, E. Lebanon, West Paris and Norway. He had been employed at Wilner Wood Heel, Snocraft Shipyard and Lord's Tanning Co., B. E. Cole Shoe Shop and retired from A. C. Lawrence Leather Co. in April of 1978. In his younger years he played all sports, especially bowling and he played catcher for the baseball team. He married H. Lorna Sturtevant on January 15, 1938.
He is survived by his wife of Norway; four daughters, Janice Walker and her companion Donald Munn of Waterford and Florida, Joyce Kennagh and her husband Wayne of South Paris, Joan Hill and her husband Barry of N. Norway and Jude Nason and her husband Peter of Albany Township; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Erma Jones and Ava Poland and a brother, Leo C. Hemingway, Jr.
Graveside services will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn on May 22, at 2 p.m. Remembrance donations can be made to Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center, 29 Marion Avenue, Norway, ME 04268 or to the American Parkinson's Association, Attn: Carl Barker, 107 Woodville Rd., Falmouth, ME 04105. Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home 230 Main St., Norway, ME 04268.
Mrs. Hilda C. (Cederholm) Wakefield
NORWAY - Hilda C. (Cederholm) Wakefield, age 89 of Otisfield, formerly of North Reading and Winchester, MA, died Friday, March 26, at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway. She was the wife of the late John C. Wakefield Sr.
Mrs. Wakefield was the daughter of the late John A. and Hilda E. (Roos) Cederholm and was a graduate of Randolph High School in MA. She had resided in Otisfield for the past year with her daughter Ann. She was a former resident of North Reading, MA for over 40 years where she was a member of the Union Congregational Church and the North Reading Golden Age Club.
She was a beloved mother and grandmother and a constant friend. She enjoyed crosswords, reading, knitting, cooking and going to the North Reading Senior Center.
Family members include sons John C. Wakefield Jr. of Troy, Roy E. Wakefield of Tilton, NH and Craig R.Wakefield of Lincoln, NH; daughters Gwen A. Wulleman of Oxford and Ann O. Johnstone of Otisfield. Mrs. Wakefield is also survived by 15 grandchildren including Kevin Wulleman of North Reading, MA, Bethany A. Wulleman, Sharlene Hilda Wulleman and Chad W. Wulleman, all of Oxford. She is also survived by 20 great-grandchildren.
Her funeral was held at the Union Congregational Church in North Reading on Tuesday, March 30. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115.
Mr. Noel M. Engstrom
GLENBURN, ND - Noel Milton Engstrom, 90, of Glenburn, ND, formerly of Antler, ND, died on Thursday, June 3 at his home. The son of John and Caroline (Moody) Engstrom, he was born at Antler on February 26, 1913. He was reared near Antler and attended the Anderson School. On April 7, 1942 he entered the Army Air Force and was stationed at the Aleutian Islands. He received his honorable discharge on November 6, 1945. He returned to the family farm.
On March 9, 1948 he was married to Rachel Weston. He drove school bus for the Antler School for a time and also did some mechanic work. He later worked as a heavy equipment operator for B & G Construction and then worked for Bergstorm Construction until his retirement. In 1986 they moved to Glenburn where he has resided since.
He enjoyed playing cards, visiting with friends, pool, baseball, crossword puzzles, and fishing. He went on many hunting trips with family and friends; he especially enjoyed reloading shells. He was a member of the Antler Community Church and the Mohall American Legion.
Mr. Engstrom is survived by his wife, Rachel of Minot, ND; a son, Marlan Engstrom of Minot, ND; three daughters, Connie (Jerry) Jacobs of Buckfield, Judy (Gary) Hunter of Minot, ND and Kim (Dean) Rosberg of Glenburn, ND; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Ledoux of Antler, ND and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Renny; brothers, Lester, Vernon, Roy and Edwin and sisters Edna Willie, Olga Willie and Stella Floyd.
Visitation was Tuesday at 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m. until noon at the Nero Funeral Home in Westhope. Funeral services were on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Antler Community Church at Antler. Burial was at the Antler Community Cemetery.
Mrs. Edna M. Murch
NORWAY - Edna M. Murch, 90, of Norway died Tuesday, June 15 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Limerick on October 17, 1913, the daughter of George and Alice Young Lane. She attended schools in Limerick and had been a homemaker all of her life. She was a member of the Senior Citizens in Limerick and attended Limerick Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Marion Harmon and her husband Roger of Norway; a son, Roger Thyng of N. Waterboro; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Florence Martel of NH and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Fred Thyng and Cyrus Thyng.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. Remembrance donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Maine, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101. Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 230 Main St., Norway.
Mrs. Virginia Record Milton
MECHANIC FALLS - Virginia Record Milton, of 1 Milton Lane, Mechanic Falls, died Saturday, August 14, 2004 at her home following a long illness.
Born in Portland on February 16, 1931, she was the daughter of Carlton J. and Bernice T. Record. She married Robert W. Milton and they made their home in Mechanic Falls for 44 years.
As a homemaker, she enjoyed reading and gardening.
In addition to her husband, she will be sadly missed by her son, Stanley, and his wife, Susan, of Andover; her daughter, Patricia, of Mechanic Falls and her fiance, Scott Hamilton; a granddaughter, Lori Chouinard, and her husband, David, and their children, Joshua and Hannah, of Turner; and a granddaughter, Jennifer and her children, Brittany and Hunter, of Harrison.
She was predeceased by her son, John, in October, 2003.
A private family service will be held. Burial will be held in Andover at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Joseph's School, c/o Marlene Barrows, 393 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240, or Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819.
Arrangements are under the care of Funeral Alternatives LLC, Auburn.
Mr. Malcolm C. Pike
OXFORD - Malcolm C. Pike, 74, of Oxford passed away October 19 at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center after a long fight with Parkinson's disease.
He was born in East Oxford August 1, 1930, the son of John and Mildred Cole Pike. He attended the Pratt School and the Emugene Staples School both in Oxford. He married Eleanor McAllister November 22, 1949. He worked for several years at Burnham and Morrill's and Paris Gladding until his illness. He enjoyed his family outings, dancing, snowmobiling and going out to eat.
He is survived by his loving wife Eleanor; three daughters, Cynthia Smith and husband Philip of Oxford, Mary Durgin and husband Dick of Oxford and Donna Springer and husband Jeffrey of Waterford; a sister, Beverly Berry of Auburn; a brother, Floyd of South Paris; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a very special dog Lucky. He was predeceased by his parents and five brothers, Gordon, Bion, Erlon, Marshall and Lloyd.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 11 a.m. at Webberbrook Cemetery in Oxford. Family and friends called at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, South Paris on Wednesday evening.
In lieu of flowers remembrance donations can be made to Oxford Fire and Rescue, 153 Pleasant St., Oxford, ME 04270 or to Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center Activity Fund c/o Georgia Cram, 29 Marion Avenue, Norway, ME 04268.