Clarence H. Bailey, 1889 - 1960 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Born here June 18, 1889, he was the son of John L. and Emma Perkins Bailey. He married the former Winifred Abbott. Mr. Bailey was a veteran of World War I; a member of Lone Mountain Grange, the Andover Congregational Church, and the Oxford County Extension Association.
Surviving are two sons, Clarence J. and Lester H., both of this town; a sister, Miss Sadie Bailey of this town; seven grandchildren.
Edmund M. Bailey, 1858 - 1943 (Obituary from an un identified and undated local newspaper)
E. M. Bailey, Well Known Geologist, Dead in
Bailey, 84, a prominent citizen of
recipient of a Master’s degree in science from the
Mr. Bailey was
greatly interested in the early history of
He was born in
He had held the office of Selectman of Andover for many years and was a deacon and collector of the First Congregational Church for a long term of years, a member of Lone Mountain Grange and a Trustee of the Andover Public Library of which he was greatly interested.
Surviving is a sister, Miss Lavina Bailey, 87 years of age, who is recovering from a severe illness at the nursing home in Auburn, also several nieces and nephews.
services which were largely attended were held at the First Congregational
Emma (Perkins) Bailey, 1863 - 1946 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Born May 8,
She was a charter member of Lone Mountain Grange and a member of the Congregational Church and the Ladies Aid.
three children, Sadie M. Bailey, Walter L. and Clarence H., all of
services were held Monday afternoon at the Congregational Church, Rev Linwood
Potter officiating. Bearers were Waldo Merrill, Sylvanus Poor, Vard Perkins,
Roger Thurston. Burial was at
attending from out of town were Mrs. John Lang, Lewiston; Mrs. Bruce Ramey and
Mrs. Leo Bartlett, Rumford Center; Mrs. Chesley Abbott, Mexico; Florence
Lovejoy, North Rumford; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bixby, Auburn; Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Hall, Rumford Point; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. Loring
Abbott and Mrs. Bessie Abbott, Rumford.
Bailey of South Paris, died Saturday morning, Jan. 14, 1984 at
She was born
Nov. 6, 1891 in
survived by three grandson, Leon Akers of
services were held at the Raymond funeral home,
Frances (Nichols) Bailey, 1925 - 1964 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Rumford, Oct. 15, 1925, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Alona Houghton
Nichols. A resident of
her husband, Clarence J.; four daughters, Rosalie Ann, June Ellen, Nancy Elaine
and Kathy Jean, two sons, Howard Arlan and Donald Arthur, all of
DIED - In
Rumford, Nov. 29, 1964, Mrs. Frances Bailey, 39. Funeral at Andover
Congregational Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, with Rev. Nathaniel W.
Pearson and Rev. Leon Strout officiating. Burial in
John L. Bailey 1858-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, (February 21, 1930)
Bailey, a prominent citizen of
Mr. Bailey was
When a young
man he spent a year in
In 1885 he
married Miss Emma Perkins, of
Mr. Bailey became a member of the Congregational Church December 27, 1883, of which church he has been clerk and Deacon for many years.
He has served as member of the School Committee and also as ballot clerk for several terms. He was active in Grange work and a Charter member of Lone Mountain Grange of Andover, filling the Master’s chair for many terms; a member of New Century Pomona of which he was Master for a term and he also held other offices in that Pomona Grange.
The funeral was held at the late home Thursday, February 13, at 11 o’clock. Rev. James Renfrew conducted the service. There was a large gathering of relatives, friends and members of Lone Mountain Grange.
attending from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Farrar, Mrs. Leo Bartlett,
Mrs. Cleora Abbott, North Rumford;
The bearers were Lewis Akers, Ralph Thurston, Henry L. Poor, and Marshall Howard.
Burial was in
Lavina Bailey, 1857 - 1959 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
Miss Lavina Bailey, who was to have been 102 years old in less than two weeks, died Wednesday [January 14, 1959] at the Damon Nursing Home [Auburn] where she had resided for 17 years.
Born Jan. 26,
1857, she was the daughter of Josiah and Harriet Lovejoy Bailey and had lived
two nieces, Mrs. Chester Bixby of Inglewood, Calif., formerly of
Robert W. Bailey, 1918 - 1943 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Lt. Bailey Killed By Plane, Is First
Attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lasselle, Mrs. Chesley Abbott, Mrs. Arabelle Farrar, Holman Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Maxim, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wellander, Mrs. Burpee Pearle and Miss Alice Maxim.
Lt. Bailey was
On Jan. 7,
1942, he married Helen Maxim of
were conducted by Rev. Millard Giles at the Baptist church,
Bearers were Capt. Walter S. Chase, Lt. Gerald Saunders, Sgt. Lyndall Beal and Cpl. Romeo Roy. The firing squad under command of Lt. Fred Chase included Sgt. Henry Kelley, Sgt. Harry Lowell, Cpl. Harold Smith and Pvt. Albert LeBlanc. Miss Helen Maxim served as bugler.
Members of the
Army Air Corps Portland, and representatives of the 14th
attending from out of town were Lt. Bailey's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Bailey; Clarence Bailey Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Merle Akers, all of Andover; Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Maxim, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lasselle, Mrs. Thelma Holden, all of
South Paris; Mr. and Lewis Merrill, Harrison; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Merrill,
Waterford; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Packard, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Chadbourne, Mrs.
Ruth Chadbourne, all of Harrison, and Mr. and Mrs. William Chadbourne, Auburn.
Sadie M. Bailey, 1894 - 1962 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
A life-long resident of this community, she was born Feb. 6, 1894, daughter of John and Mary Perkins Bailey. She was a bookkeeper for the Stowell Manufacturing Company for many years and later worked for Lester Farrington until her retirement in 1961 due to ill health. She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and Ladies Aid, a member and treasurer of the Lone Mountain Grange and a member of the Pomona Grange.
There are no immediate survivors.
DIED - At
Rumford, July 13, Miss Sadie M. Bailey, aged 68. Services at 2 p. m. Monday at
the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Nathaniel Pearson officiating.
Walter L. Bailey, 1886 - 1957 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
his widow, the former Florence Cummings; a daughter, Mrs. Merle Akers; a
sister, Miss Sadie Bailey; a brother, Clarence H., all of
DIED - At
Winifred (Abbott) Bailey, 1915 - 1938 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Bailey, wife of Clarence Bailey,
Mrs. Bailey was born in North Rumford 43 years ago, the daughter of Joshua and Cleora Abbott. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Clarence Jr. and Lester Bailey, South Andover; her mother, Cleora Abbott; and four brothers, Clarence, Chesley, Ellery and Loren Abbott, Rumford.
services which were largely attended were held from the Congregational church,
were the four brothers. Interment was in
Calvin E. Baker, 1939 – 2006 (Obituary from the
He was born in Rumford on April 26, 1939. He enjoyed fishing, rock hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his companion of 17 years, Laura Hagen; five daughters, Alicia, Sharon, Michelle, Erin and Monica; and nine grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edward [Ned] and Viola Veinot Baker and his stepfather, Allan Fraser.
At his request there will be no services. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Dorothy Baker, 1867-1931 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December, 1931)
The death of Dorothy A. Baker, for 37 years a resident of Andover, occurred Wednesday [December 2, 1931] at her home in that town following an illness of several months.
Mrs. Baker was
services will be held from the Andover Universalist church Friday morning.
Burial will be made in
Edward S. Baker, 1897 – 1948 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)
Funeral services were held for Edward
[Ned] Baker, Saturday afternoon at the Andover Congregational Church, with Rev.
C. C. Salisbury officiating. Mr. Baker, a resident here for many years,
succumbed to a heart attack while at his work for the Brown Company of Berlin
[Dec. 16, 1948]. Interment was at the
Surviving are a
sister, Elizabeth Richards, of
Vivian Mary (Eagle) Barlow, Abt. 1908 - 2000 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Barlow, beloved teacher of many in the
school for 35 years and was still an active member of the Maine Retired
Teachers Association and the Gould Academy Alumni Association. During the last
years she spent six months at her home in
Vivian's faith was very important to her. She was passionate about taking the word of God to those who could not get out to church and would carry a "sunshine basket" of goodies, which she would put together and take to the people she visited.
include her son, George (Noy) in
service was held on Good Friday, April 21, at Elim Tabernacle. Cremation
followed, and Vivian will be laid to rest beside her husband at the
Emma N. (Head) Barnes, 1870 – 1950 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 4, 1950)
Mrs. Emma N. Barnes, 79, died January 24 at her home on
She was born in Eaton, N. H. June 20, 1870, the daughter of Rufus and Bessie Fletcher Head. She married Walter Barnes who died some time ago. Mrs. Barnes was a member of the Kings Daughters, Ladies Aid and Andover Congregational Church.
She is survived
by a sister, Mrs. Etta French,
Funeral services will be held from the late residence at 2 pm today,. Burial will be at the Kezar Falls Cemetery.
M. Abbie Barnes, 1856-1915 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 17, 1915)
Mrs. M. Abbie Barnes, after one week of illness from bronchial trouble,
succumbed suddenly from heart failure at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mooney,
in Somerville, Mass., Friday evening, April 9 , at the age of 69 years.
She was the widow of Dr. W. W. Barnes, who practiced in this town for several
years. After his death she went to
Last summer she was with her son, Walter, who is pleasantly located in
Walter M. Barnes, 1867-1929 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, January 3, 1930)
Walter M. Barnes, prominent merchant in
Mr. Barnes was born in
He was married to Mrs. Emma Pratt, who survives him. A brother, Lloyd
Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held Saturday afternoon from the late home, Rev. James Renfrew, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, of which Mr. Barnes was a member, attended in a body and conducted its impressive service.
Interment was in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Fred Barrett, 1854-1908 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 23, 1908)
Fred Barrett, who died suddenly last week [May 12, 1908], was the youngest son of Reuben Barrett and Joanna (Hewey) Barrett, life-long residents of this town. He resided here for several years, was a farmer and blacksmith, a temperate man and much respected. He leaves a wife [Lydia Fields] and four children [Fred S., Gertrude, Mildred and John].
Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Thursday afternoon at 1:30. The local lodge K of P attended. Also Lone Mountain Grange. The funeral offerings were many and beautiful.
Alonzo Barrell, Abt. 1857-1928 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 4, 1928)
Word has been received in
Mr. Barrell was born in
Fred S. Barrett, 1891 - 1963 (Obituary from an unidentified an undated local newspaper)
He was born Oct. 3, 1891 at Augusta, the son of Fred and Lydia Barrett. Employed as a lumberman, he had been retired the past four years because of ill health.
his widow, Eva Whynot Barrett; a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Howard,
P.M. Tuesday at Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Nathaniel Pearson and rev.
Fred S. Barrett, 1924-2006 (From the
He was born in
He was a member of the Dixfield Senior Citizens. He loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing.
He was married in
Other survivors include two sons, Bob Barrett, and his wife, Linda, of Canton and Scott Barrett, and his wife, Cathy, of Davenport, Fla.; two daughters, Vivian A Crocker, and her husband, Rodney, of Hartford and Debbie Warren, and her husband, Edward, of Morrill; and six grandchildren.
She was born at in
She married William E. Bartlett
on June 21, 1947, and they were long time residents of Rumford Point, moving to
She attended the First
Congregational Churches of Rumford Point and
She is survived by her husband, William, of Theodore, AL; a sister, Evaline Alcombrack of Belmont, NH; three sons, Eugene (Robin) of Mobile, AL, Carry (Margie) of Hanover, ME, and James (Sherell) of Rindge, NH.
There are eight grandchildren
who she loved dearly, those who live locally are Benjamin Bartlett,
She was predeceased by her brother, R. Holman Farrar.
Those wishing may donate to the
American Cancer Society in Edith's memory. Burial of her ashes will take place
Bartlett, ??-1918 (From the
Mrs. Fanny Bartlett passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 23rd
 at the home of her son, Fred Bartlett. The body was taken to
Fred H. Bartlett, Abt. 1870-1928 (From the Rumford Falls Times, July 28, 1928)
Friends were grieved to hear of
the passing of Fred H. Bartlett of
Francena Barton, Abt. 1850-1911 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 14, 1911)
Cynthia Ellen Beatson, 1963-2006 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, September 14, 2006)
Cynthia Ellen (Cabral) Beatson,
She was born in
Cindy was educated in
Over the years Cindy worked as a
successful and respected manager and waitress at several
Cindy was an outgoing and loving person that lit up a room when she entered. She was always active skiing, hiking, golfing, and swimming. She loved people and will always be remembered for her remarkable energy, love of life and the good times she shared with family and friends. She will also be fondly remembered for her ability to "make fun" and her willingness to always lend a helping hand.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas, and daughter, Carlee, of Bethel; her mother, Dorothy (Barry) Cabral of Sudbury, Mass.; a brother, Charles Cabral and his wife Maggie and their children Joe, Matt and Casey all of Northboro, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her father, Bernard Joseph Cabral.
Visiting hours will be held on
Friday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Greenleaf Funeral Home,
Arthur E. Bedell, 1864-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, April 25, 1930)
Arthur Edward Bedell died Monday night
[April 21, 1930] at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alice B. Thurston, of
Mr. Bedell was born in
Elijah Bedell, 1830-1911 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 13, 1911)
Elijah Bedell, who died on May 2 , was born in Eddington in 1830,
the son of Rev. Abraham and Mary Eddy Bedell. He was educated at
Mr. Bedell was married in 1861 to Malvina Dresser, daughter of Col.
Nathan and Dorcas Dresser. Three children were born, all of whom are living:
Arthur Bedell and Freeman Bedell of
The funeral was held Thursday after at the Congregational Church, Rev. H.L. Packard officiated. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers.
Freeman W. Bedell, 1865 - 1950 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
ANDOVER - Committal services for Freeman W. Bedell, 85, were held Thursday morning, December ,  at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, Rev C C Salisbury officiating.
Mr. Bedell was
For the past
60 years he had been connected with a
Mr. Bedell is
survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret A. Bedell,
Malvina (Dresser) Bedell, 1838-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, May 5, 1923)
Mrs. Malvina Bedell passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Y.A.
Thurston, Tuesday, April 24  after a few weeks of illness. Mrs. Bedell
was born in
She is survived by two sons, Freeman Bedell of
Yves Belanger, 1906 - 1990 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
Yves Belanger, 84, of Andover, died Saturday, June 9, 1990, at the Rumford Community hospital where he had been a patient five days.
He was born
April 28, 1906, in St. Come de Beauce,
include two brothers, Paul Arthur Belanger of St. Come de Beauce and Robert
Albert W. Bell, 1923 - 1996 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Albert W. Bell, 72, died Wednesday, Jan. 10  at the
He was born in
attended schools in
He had been employed at Boise Cascade Paper Co. for over 25 years until retirement in the early 80s from the shipping department.
He was also an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed trapping, for which he was well known. He was a member of the Boise Cascade Paper Co. 25 Year Club; Member Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion; Member Robert Shand Post 1641, VFW; Member Edson’s Raiders Association.
He was married
Survivors include five daughters: Mrs. Virginia Penney of Merrimac, Mass., Mrs. Gene (Cynthia) Towle of Rumford, Mrs. Roger (Susan) Jones of Gray, Mrs. Alexander (Elizabeth) Beauchesne of Andover and Mrs. Thomas (Martha) Luttrell of Nashua, N.H.; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and was predeceased by a grandson Dale Penney who died in 1990.
Cecelia C. Hyland
Bell, Abt. 1928 – 2009 (Obituary from the
RUMFORD -- Cecelia C. Hyland Bell, 81, died on September 14, 2009 at the Rumford Community Home.
was a mother and housewife, raising four children in East Andover for 25 years
before moving to
the water and enjoyed spending time with her family at Roxbury Pond and
enjoyed returning to
She had a great sense of humor. Her favorite expression was "I wish I was rich instead of so beautiful" and when asked her age the answer was always 29.
She is survived by four daughters, Virginia
She was predeceased by a grandson, Dale Penney, and a sister, Mary Frongillo.
family's request, there are no services. Those who desire may contribute to
McKennal's Animal Shelter,
Evelyn (Wilbur) (Gurshick) Bell, 1924 – 2004 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, May 20, 2004)
Evelyn Gurschick Bell, 79, of
She was born in Skowhegan on Dec. 1, 1924,
the daughter of Leon and Mildred (Smith) Wilbur and was a graduate of
She was the widow of Karl Gurschick, who died in July of 1978.
She was a housewife having raised her loving family, worked part-time selling deerskin gloves, and also worked for the Andover Water District and Library.
She taught Sunday School and was
a member of the
She enjoyed the "Olde Home Days," knitting, word puzzles, and writing in her journal.
She is survived by her five children, Karl Gurschick and his wife Dawn of Hermon, Keith Gurschick and his wife Terry of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Kathy Gurschick of Lewes, Del., Karen Crowley and her husband Jim of Westminster, S.C., and Kirby Gurschick and his wife Karen of Auburn; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Kimberly; her second husband, Albert Bell; her brother, Everett; and her sister, Dorothy Harvey.
Graveside services will be held Friday, May
14 at 2 p.m., at
Sadie Rose (Bachelder)
The death of Sadie Rose (Bachelder)
Mrs. Bell was born on December 29, 1923, at Coplin Plantation, the daughter of Vance and Rosie Campbell Bachelder. She was married to Albert W. Bell on January 22, 1967.
Surviving are her
husband, of East Andover, three daughters, Mrs. Winona Conrad and Miss Martha
Funeral services for Mrs. Bell were held
from the Andover Congregational Church at 11:30 A.M. Friday, July 14 with Rev.
Jay Cummings officiating. Burial was at the
Bearers were Theodore Conrad, Charles Marston,
Jr. and Robert Porter, all of East Andover, Elmo Serafin
Charles Sumner Bemis, 1874 - 1964 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Fryeburg, Feb. 16, 1874, he was the son of Seth and Lucy Johnson Bemis. A
resident here 47 years, he was a retired fireman for the Stowell Mill,
Surviving are his widow, Vivian Hodsdon Bemis; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Spaulding, Mrs. Henry Hutchins, both of Andover; Mrs. Lewis Decker, Yarmouth; Mrs. Roselie Harlow, Mexico; a son, Clyde Bemis, Andover; 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
DIED - At Rumford, Dec. 1, Charles Sumner Bemis, aged 90. Funeral services will be held at Meader & Son Funeral Home, Thursday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Burial at Woodlawn cemetery, Andover in the spring. Visiting hours after 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Henry J. Bemis, 1909 - 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Bemis, native of Roxbury, died Saturday [March 10, 1951] at
He was born in Roxbury, August 4, 1909, the son of Charles and Vivian Hodsdon Bemis.
his parents, four sisters, Mrs. Henry Hutchins,
services were held at the Andover Congregational Church, at 2 p. m. Monday. Entombment
Ellen Frances (Dresser) Benson, 1874 - ?? (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
received in town Thursday [no date given] of the death of Mrs. Ellen Frances
Benson, wife of Alvers C. Benson at Framingham Union hospital, following an
emergency surgical operation due to a recurrence of a previous illness. A
married to Mr. Benson in
Mrs. Benson was a member of Grace Congregational Church and was active in the women's association of the parish, being affiliated with Circle No. 12.
She was also a member of Framingham Chapter, D. A. R., Framingham Women's Club, Neighborhood club, Orient Chapter 31, Order of Eastern Star, and the Maine Association.
Funeral services were held at the Cookson Chapel Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Bernard F. Drew, pastor of Grace Church.
Bernard, 1942 – 2009 (Obituary from the
She was born
She was a stay at home mom for several years raising four daughters and was later employed at Tri County Mental Health in Rumford as a receptionist, a job she proudly held for 30 years.
She was an
active retiree and enjoyed traveling, camping, bowling, clogging, and line dancing.
She bowled on Rumford leagues for many years and was a member of the
Scoggin’ Cloggers, performing at area facilities and events. She camped
for several years at South Arm Campground and loved to go boating on
She was a
lover of music and was a consummate social butterfly, always the life of the
party. She was a karaoke queen and often hosted karaoke parties at her home in
In a third grade essay she wrote, “I like everyone and hope everyone likes me.” Simply put, that is who she was. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She will be missed more that words can ever express, and our memories of her will forever be kept close in all of our hearts.
She is survived by her husband of 24 years, James Bernard of Andover and Englewood FL; her four daughters, Julie Martin and her partner, Debbie Lands of Auburn, Jackie Thibeau and her husband, Bruce, of Bridgton, Jeri Manson and her partner, Glenda Fox of Key West, FL., Janet Jeselskis and her husband, Richard, of Cudjoe Key, Fl; four grandchildren, Katie, Tyler, Nicole and Megan; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Kobe; her brother, Gary Smith of Freeport; two step-sisters, Lisa Saxton and her husband, Brian, of Michigan, Michele Sanzari and her husband Vincent and their two children, Michael and Nicholas of Falmouth.
She was predeceased by her father in 1995 and her mother in 2006.
The family would like to express their immense gratitude to the staff of Androscoggin Home Health Care & Hospice at the Hospice House for their caring and kindness.
service will be held at the
Albert Berry, 1867-1925 (From the Rumford Falls Times, September 26, 1925)
Albert Berry of
WEST PARIS - Isora Sweatt Berry, 78, died Sunday [May 31, 1953] at CMG Hospital, Lewiston, where she had been a patient nine days.
She is survived by a brother, Clayton Sweatt, a daughter, Mrs. Alice Adams, Cornish, a grandson, and several nieces and nephews.
Iva Berry, 1862 - 1948 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
The death of
Mrs. Walter Berry, 87, [the daughter of David T. Graffam, a painter born in
As a young
woman Mrs. Ivy Berry resided for some time in
Hinds, former International Paper Company and later Continental Paper and Bag
Mills agent here, moved with his family to
services were held there Monday afternoon and burial will be at
Surviving besides her only daughter are several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Daniel [Rebecca]
Walter Boyd Berry, 1859-1924 (From the Rumford Falls Times, November 22, 1924)
The remains of Walter Boyd Berry, who died suddenly at his home in
Rumford Tuesday Nov. 11  were brought to
Christopher Billings, Abt. 1837-1913 (From the Rumford Falls Times, September 20, 1913)
Monday evening [September 15, 1913] occurred the death of Christopher C.
Billings, aged 76 years. Mr. Billings had made his home for the past few years
with his daughter, Mrs. William Thomas, who had dearly cared for him, and he
has been in failing health for several weeks. Funeral services were held in
Victorine Blanchard, 1865 - 1946 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
After several years of ill health Mrs. Victorine Blanchard, 81, died at her home in Norway, Saturday, Nov. 30 .
years she made her home at
Mrs. Blanchard performed numerous deeds of charity. She gave many books to the Andover Public Library and was greatly loved by the children of whom she was very fond. She was an honorary member of the book purchasing committee and maintained an interest in the library work always.
contributed liberally to the RED Cross and other war projects. There are no
known survivors. Requiem high Mass was at St. Catherine's church,
Erlon N. Blood, 1918 – 2010
He was born in
Ridlonville, June 1, 1918, the son of the late Lester and Retha (Perkins) Blood
of Andover. He lived in
He competed in the
masters competitions, winning many medals in his class, including 5k to 50k
At age 75, he began
15 years of participation with the American Lung Association’s 175-mile
“Trek Across Maine.” He completed his last Trek in 2008 at the age
of 90. He loved hiking in the mountains and hills of western
He is survived by
his loving wife of 64 years, Alida (Verrill) Blood; two daughters, Janice
He was predeceased
by two brothers.
David H. Bodwell, 1935 - 1994 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Bodwell, 58, of
He was married
in Houlton on Sept. 29, 1970, to Esther Finnigan; she died in
Mr. Bodwell is
survived by one brother, Allen Bodwell of
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, June 3, at the
desire, please contribute to the Andover Rescue Unit,
Dora (Dean) Bodwell, 1914 - 1935 (Obituary from the Norway ME, Advertiser Democrat, February 8, 1935)
(Deane) Bodwell, wife of Herschel Bodwell, was found dead in the camp at
was born in
services were held in the Congregational Church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
Rev. George W. Keyes officiated. Burial was at
Ebenezer Bodwell, 1785 – 1868 (Story from the Oxford Democrat, December 11, 1868, Oxford County Maine)
Esther M. (Finnigan) Bodwell, 1943 - 1993 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
She was born
also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edward (
Eva (Damon) Bodwell, 1906 - 1990 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
RUMFORD - Eva
D. Bodwell, 84, died Tuesday [June 5, 1990] at
She was born
a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Ruth) Hilton of Kittery; two sons, David and Allen,
Funeral services 2 p.m. Friday at the Andover
Flora May (Hewey) Bodwell, 1866 - 1942 (Obituary from The
Hewey Bodwell, wife of Neal D. Bodwell, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday
afternoon at 1:30 [June 15, 1942] at her home in
She was a member of Ellis Glen Temple, Pythian Sisters, A Kings Daughter, and a member of the Andover Farm Bureau.
She was born
She leaves besides her husband, three sons, Ira, Harold and Herschel Bodwell; and a daughter, Mrs. Rena Spidell, and eight grandchildren, all of Andover; also a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Smith, Andover, aunts, Mrs. Frank Thomas, Andover and Mrs. Annie Hurd, Norway.
Funeral services were held at the First Congregational Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. Pall bearers were the three sons, Ira, Harold and Herschel Bodwell, Avard Spidell, Neal Willis Bodwell and Ralph Hewey. Rev. Linwood C. Potter conducted the services.
Burial was at
Harold F. Bodwell, 1902 - 1967 (Obituary from the Norway, ME Advertiser Democrat, March 30, 1967)
He was born
June 25, 1902 in
his widow, Eva Damon Bodwell,
held at 2 PM Wednesday at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Carl M.
Kingsbury, officiating. Entombment at Woodlawn Tomb, burial at
Herschel H. Bodwell, 1904 - 1979 (Obituary from the Bethel, ME Citizen, August 16, 1979)
Surviving is a
sister Rena Spidell of
services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Andover Congregational Church
with Rev. David Wuori officiating. Interment was in
Ira Merrill Bodwell, 1893 - 1970 (Obituary from the Norway, Me Advertiser Democrat, December 31, 1970)
He was born in
Mr. Bodwell served in the Army during World War I and was employed by the Roger Favreau mill until his retirement in 1958.
Mr. Bodwell was a member of Napoleon Ouellette Post, AL [American Legion], Rumford, Pineland Ski Club and Cabot Lodge, K. of P., both of Andover. He was also a member of Andover Congregational Church.
Surviving are his widow, the former Marion Robinson of Andover, three sons, Neil W. of Litchfield, Paul H. [s/b R.] of Bethel, and James H., Andover, a sister, Mrs. Rena Spidell of Lawton, Okla and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Andover Congregational Church, Rev. Q. Wellman officiating.
Woodlawn receiving vault,
Marion H. (Robinson) Bodwell, 1901 - 2002 (Obituary from the
WEST PARIS -
Marion H. Bodwell, 101, formerly of
She was born
In 1924, she was married to Ira Merrill Bodwell and they had four sons.
She was a
member of the Andover Congregational Church, the Andover Lady's Aid Society and
a former member of the Ellis Glen Temple #54 Pythian Sisters of Andover and the
Retired Teachers Association of Oxford County.
She was a
willing worker and cook for any of the various clubs in
She was a wonderful seamstress and loved to make quilts, knit and do crafts. She made many mittens for the annual Christmas Tree at the Andover Congregational Church.
Surviving are three sons, Neal and his wife, Jean of San Antonio, FL, Paul and his wife, Sally of Bethel, and James and his wife, Elizabeth of Andover; four grandsons, Russ, Barry, Peter and Richard; one granddaughter, Debbie; five great grandchildren, Lynsie Bodwell, Mandy Bodwell, Justin Buck, Luke Bodwell and Zoe Bodwell; and many nieces and nephews.
pre-deceased by her husband who died in 1970 and her son, Ray Fremont Bodwell.
Neal D. Bodwell, 1865 - 1955 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Neal D. Bodwell, 89, died Wednesday [September 14, 1955] at Elsie's Nursing Home where he had been a patient for two days.
He was born
Nov. 7, 1865 at
include one daughter, Mrs. Rena Spidell, three sons, Ira M., Harold F. and
Herschel, all of
Neal W. Bodwell 1924
– 2011 (Obituary from the
Neal W. Bodwell, 86, died unexpectedly on Wednesday,
Feb. 2, 2011, at
He was born in
He went to work for the Maine Department of
Education. Later, he went to what was then the Bureau of Taxation and retired
in 1984. He worked for the State of
In 1946, he married Jean Elizabeth Harris, and in 1949, their son, Russell was born. Neal built two houses and remodeled an old farmhouse in Litchfield, which he and Jean both loved.
In 1992, Neal and Jean went to
In 2000, Neal got homesick for
Neal was a wonderful son, husband, father, brother and friend. He is survived by his wife, Jean Harris Bodwell; a son, Russell Bodwell; brothers Paul and James Bodwell; a niece, Debi Travers; and nephews, Barry, Peter and Ricky Bodwell.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on
Monday, Feb. 7, at Staples Funeral Home,
Ray Fremont Bodwell, 1925-1926 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 24, 1926)
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bodwell passed away Sunday evening [April 15, 1926] after a brief illness with pneumonia.
Funeral services were held at the home
Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. Gardner Wells, pastor of the
Royal Bolduc, 1920-1973 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, July 19, 1973)
Royal Bolduc, 53, of Rumford died Monday,
July 16, at the
He was born July 16, 1920 at
A resident of this community 20 years he resided on Star Route, Royal Avenue, and was the founder of Andover Wood Products in 1953.
established Andover Wood Products Inc. which opened its doors in
The firm’s operations include woods, trucking, sawmilling, yard, kiln drying and panel making.
Its product is glued furniture panels, chair seat blanks, and laminated parts for use in furniture manufacturing, novelty items, and industrial components.
The concept of
preparing semi-finished panels for the furniture manufacturers was pioneered in
the Northeast by Mr. Bolduc, president and founder of the firm, which only a
short time ago was sold to the Ethan Allen Company of
He was a
communicant of St. Anthanasius and
Surviving are his widow, Yvonne Fecteau
Bolduc, Rumford; two sons,
Funeral services will be held from St.
B. (Fecteau) Bolduc, 1917, - 2003
(Obituary from the
She was born
As a young woman, she lived and worked in
Royal Bolduc in
In the early
1950’s, she and her husband moved to
He was the
founder and President of
She loved to sing and play the piano and organ. She was actively involved in the area Catholic churches and their choirs, as well as the local theater group. Cooking and gardening, and especially growing roses, gave her great pleasure.
Her husband died
in 1973. She later moved to
She is survived by her three children and their spouses, Martha Bolduc of Old Orchard Beach, Peter and Nancy Bolduc of Cape Elizabeth, and Francis and Theresa Bolduc of Andover and Mims, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerard and Herve Fecteau both of Canada; and three sisters, Susan Woodard, Cecile Nadeau (both of New Hampshire) and Alice Bouchard also of Canada.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Edna Gadwah, Claire Potvin and Marie Anna Beloin; and a stepfather, Fidele Landry.
wishes to thank Beacon Hospice and the Southridge Nursing Home for their care
Gladys (Pratt) Boulter, 1892 - 1940 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
E. J. Pratt received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Gladys Boulter, at the Maine General Hospital, Portland, Sunday [late November, 1940]. She had been ill a long time.
was born in
About 25 years ago she married William Boulter, Rangeley, and had made her home there since.
Survivors besides her husband are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Haley; two grandsons in Rangeley; a step mother, Mrs. Emma Barnes; three uncles, T. H. Learned, Charles and Chester Learned; three aunts, Mrs. Helen Morgan, Mrs. Nellie Hoyt, all of Andover, and Mrs. Blanche Cobb, Augusta.
Janet (Swift) (Hutchins) Bowers, 1917-2005 (Obituary provided by Mike Stowell)
She was born in
On Sept. 21,
1946, she married Henry Bowers, Sr., in
treasurer and served as school board member for the town of
She was a colorful lady, an avid reader and a lover of animals, especially cats. She enjoyed crochet work. She made many afghans to give to nursing home residents. She was known for her sharp wit and was very knowledgeable about world events. She loved to travel. She led an active lifestyle and had a zest for life.
include her companion, Walter "Woody" Woodford, of Rumford; a
daughter, Amanda Bowers of Rumford; a son, Richard Hutchins of Rumford; a son,
Henry Bowers, Jr., and his wife, Eva, of
Clara Celeste (Hall) Bragg, 1857-1927 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 23, 1927)
Funeral services for Callie Bragg, widow of
the late Ingalls Bragg, who passed away in
Ingalls Bragg, 1842-1910 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, February 19, 1910)
Ingalls Bragg died at his home on
He had been in poor health for a number of months and unable to do much work. A widow and one sister, Mrs. E. M. Pratt of this town survive him.
Horace Brickett, 1843-1909 (From the Rumford Falls Times, April 3, 1909)
Horace Brickett [son of James N. and Sarah (Abbott) Brickett] died at
the home of Mrs. Baker in
Alden A. Briggs, 1917 – 2001 (Obituary from the
Mr. Briggs served in the U.S. Navy for over 20 years including World War II and the Korean Conflict, retiring as an ENC.
He and his
family moved to the
Mr. Briggs was a member of the Masons and enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with his family.
include his wife, Gwendolyn of Rumford; three daughters and their husbands,
Belinda and Peter Poor of Andover, Sharon and Mark Farrington of East Andover
and Debra Gilsdorf of
(McGinnis) Briggs, 1926-2007 (Obituary from the
Gwendolyn L. “Gwen”
Briggs, age 81, of
She was born in
Gwen married Alden A. Briggs on Jan. 2, 1946; he passed away in April of 2001.
She was proud to be a career Navy wife and cherished the many friendships she made, especially her dearest friend, Eleanor.
Gwen loved to cook, and she was known for her great pies. She also loved traveling, and saw all 50 states; many of those trips were done with her daughters.
She also enjoyed playing bingo with her friends, crocheting, and sewing, but especially spending time with her loving grandchildren and her beloved pets.
She is survived by three daughters, Belinda J. Poor and husband Peter of Andover, Sharon K. Farrington and husband Mark of East Andover, and Debra A. Gilsdorf of Windsor, Colo.; a sister, Doreen Ramsay of Moncton, N.B. Canada; seven grandchildren; a niece; a nephew; and her dearest friend, Eleanor Willhoite of Norfolk, Va. She was predeceased by her parents and her husband, Alden.
A Funeral Service was celebrated Friday, March 23, at the
M. Brochu 1920-2004
(Obituary from the
She had worked in the stitching room at Miller Shoe for several years. She loved yard sales, cooking and people. She was well known for her coffee, homemade donuts and fudge. She was a warm and loving woman to all who knew her, especially her closest and dearest friend, Hylas (Bud) Wheeler, who will miss her very much.
Members of her family include four nieces, Lydna Marston, Margrett Herrick, Brenda Coolidge and Janet Gaughnour; one nephew, Steven Marston; one sister-in-law, Lorraine Marston; and several great-nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, David Marston; and two husbands, Clifford Gill and (Red) Brochu.
Alton Brooks passed away Sunday morning [Dec. 13, 1925] after a brief illness at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Roberts where he was boarding. Mr. Brooks is survived by three young daughters [Edith A., Marguerite M., Jessie M.], one brother and three sisters.
Mr. Brooks had lived in
Patricia (Deanis) Broomhall, 1944-2007 (Obituary
She was born in Rumford, on July 21, 1944. She was a daughter of Joseph and Eleanor (Beck) Ames Deanis. She was a graduate of
She worked as a lab technician for NewPage Paper Mill in Rumford.
She was an active member of the LeParesseux Snowshoe Club, and was an avid bingo player. Her family was her pride and joy. She went by the saying "just one day at a time".
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Doucette and her husband, Lee, of Rumford; two sons, Philip, of New York City, and Gary, of Mexico; her mother, Eleanor Ames, of Mexico; two very special granddaughters, Katie Doucette and Breanna Broomhall; two brothers, Gerald Deanis and his wife, Helen, of Roxbury Pond, and Barry Deanis and his wife, Cyndi, of Rumford; and one sister, Phyllis Nicols and her husband, James, of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews; and a special companion for many years, Stephen Gallant.
She was predeceased by her father, Joseph Deanis; and sister, Sally Cloutier and husband, Ernest Cloutier.
Doris (Morton) Brown, 1909-2008 (Obituary
- Doris M. Brown, 98, of
She was born in
She married Richard J. Brown on June 27, 1929; he died Aug. 7, 1994 after being married 65 years. She had worked as secretary to Henry H. Hastings Sr. 1926 to 1929, Dr. Sherman Greenleaf 1933 to 1939, and was a teller at Bethel Savings Bank 1961 to 1976, as well as helping her husband on the family farm.
She was a member of the West Bethel Union Church, Chapel Aid, Bethel Historical Society, Oxford County Senior Citizens and had been treasurer of the Salvation Army-Bethel Unit since Oct. 1, 1961.
She is survived by three daughters, V. Sally Bradley and her husband, Raymond Jr., of Wakefield, R.I., Martha Farrington and her husband, Phillip, of Maine and Texas, and Dixie-Lea Thayer and her husband, Charles, of Bangor; six grandchildren, Raymond Bradley III of Charlestown, R.I., Richard Bradley of Providence, R.I., Debra Moody of Auburn, Darrin Farrington of Oxford, Lea-Anne Thayer of Brunswick and Laurie-Sue Rodrigues of Marblehead, Mass.; and five great-grandchildren, Raymond IV, Erica, Alex, Loeden and Colette.
She was predeceased by several siblings.
Floyd R. Buck, 1933 – 2003 (Obituary from the
He was born Sept. 10, 1933 in Milton Plantation, a son of the late Llewellyn A. and Ethel M. (Eastman) Buck.
On April 7,
1962, he married the former Carol L. Vashaw in
He will be remembered by his family and friends as an avid outdoorsman. Along with his wife, he loved to hunt, fish and go camping. For many years he enjoyed gardening.
In addition to his wife of 40 years, he is survived by eight children, Floyd L. Buck of Minot, Barbara Dyke of Lebanon, Donald Turbide of Lebanon, Deelight Pennell of Portsmouth, N.H., Randy Buck of East Andover, Robin Ladisheff of Concord, N.H.; Kevin Buck of Portsmouth, N.H., and Kim Buck of Lewiston; five siblings, Kathleen Barker of Mexico, Elbridge Buck of Milton Plantation, Esther Knapp of Byron, Charlotte Rose of Byron, and Thelma McKenna of East Milton; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Judi Fifield of Berwick, and Rosanda Buck of Milton Plantation.
Irene S. (Cole) Buck, Abt. 1908 – 1999 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, October 24, 1999)
She was born in Buckfield, the daughter of the late Lineous R. and Nellie (Wood) Cole. She attended the Milton Plantation schools and married Mervin Buck. She was an animal lover and enjoyed spending time with her family.
survived by one daughter, Rita Wilson and her husband, Dennis, of
Mervin E. Buck, Abt. 1919 - 1993 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
Mervin E. Buck, 74, of
Mr. Buck was
Mr. Buck worked for a number of years on the family farm and later was employed by the Oxford Paper Company. He also worked at Andover Wood Products for more than 25 years, retiring several years ago.
Besides his wife, the former Irene S. Cole, he is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Rita) Wilson, of Bethel; two stepsons, Stanwood and Arthur Pingree, both of Andover; three brothers, Raymond and Albert Buck, both of Bethel, and David Buck of Augusta, Ga.; 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Charles W. Burditt, 1873 - 1946 (Obituary from an unidentified newspaper, but probably Rumford Falls Times)
Burditt, 72, died at the
was born at
He married the late Gertrude Brimigion Burditt.
Mr. Burditt was past master of Blazing Star Lodge No. 30 F. & A. M., was past high priest of Royal Arch Chapter, No. 56, was past recorder of Strathglass Commandery, No. 21, Knights Templar.
He is survived
by two sons, Paul and Donald Burditt, Newark, N. J., a brother, Dana W.
Burditt, Ashland, Mass.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma B. Howe, Rumford, Mrs. Henry
services were at 2 p. m., Monday, at the
Pall bearers were Basil Gray, Walter Hicks, William Roberts, Rodney McDonald, William Waterhouse, Chester Martin.
Attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Howe,
Dana W. Burditt, 1888 - Aft. 1946 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)
Burditt, youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Burditt, long residents of
Rumford, passed away at the
He was born in
associated with his brother-in-law H E Dix in the stationery business in
Esther Enslin February 24, 1917 at
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Esther Burditt of Ashland, a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Christman, nee Katherine, of Cambridge, Mass; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Howe, Rumford, Mrs. Wesley S Goodwin, Greenwood, Mass, nee Ella Burditt and Mrs. Henry E Dix, nee Oriesa Burditt of Stoneham, Mass; several nieces and nephews.
services were held Monday, June 20 in
(Brimigion) Burditt, 1875 – 1946 (Obituary
Mrs. Gertrude Brimigion Burditt, wife of Charles W. Burditt, died Monday night, January 14, 1946 at Elsie’s Nursing Home, after an illness of several years. She had been at the Nursing Home two days.
was born in
She was a
member of the Christian Science Church, Past Matron of Mount Zircon Chapter,
No. 142, Order of Eastern Star, Past President of the Past Matron’s
Association, Past District Deputy of District No. 6, Grand Chapter, Order of
Eastern Star, member of the Christmas Club, and Past President of the Ladies
Aid of the
husband, she leaves two sons, Donald, instructor of industrial arts,
The funeral will
be at 2 p. m. today from the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rev. William Johnson
will officiate. The body will be placed in the receiving tomb. Burial will be
at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, in the Spring.
A. Burgess died Tuesday evening March 20, 1984 at the Cozy Inn Nursing Home in
Rumford where she had resided eight years. She had lived in
She was born
survived by a son, Thomas Burgess of
services were held Friday morning at the Meader and Son funeral home, Rumford,
with Rev. Robert Plummer officiating. Entombment was at the Sunnyside Receiving
Vault, Rumford, with burial in the spring at
Perry E. Burgi, 1947 - 1994 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)
EAST ANDOVER -
Perry E. Burgi, 46, of Farmer's
He was born
March 22, 1947, in
A resident of this area since, 1972, he was employed as an electronics technician at the Boise-Cascade Paper Group in Rumford for 20 years and owned and operated the Satellite Systems of Maine.
Mr. Burgi was a member of the East Andover Congregational Church and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed all aspects of the out-of-doors including hunting, fishing, camping and hiking with his family.
On April 18,
1975 he married Charlene Yanush in
William E. Burke,
1929 – 2009 (Obituary from the
He was born in
He worked for
the state of
Survivors are a
brother, The Honorable Thomas Burke of
He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Leo, Atty. Paul Burke and Patrick; and a sister, Elizabeth Mahoney.
Charles E. Burnham Sr., 1910 – 2000 (Obituary from the
He was born in Boothbay, Oct. 24, 1910, son of Charles F. and Violet A. Thurston Burnham.
After learning the meat-cutting trade, he worked at the First National Store in Rumford.
He worked as head clerk in woods operations and woods superintendent at the Camden Shipbuilding Corp. locating oak logs for ships.
He was also woods superintendent for Andover Wood Products, Inc. for 14 years.
After working for P.H. Chadbourne & Co. surveying and cruising land, he retired in 1976 as a self-employed surveyor.
Marjorie Lois Thurston, Oct. 30, 1934, in
Mr. Burnham was a life member of Oxford Bear Lodge, Knights of Pythias and a former member of the Bear River Grange.
He enjoyed nature, the outdoors, bird carving, painting, writing and reciting poetry and telling stories.
As a resident
He also served
as Boy Scout Master and took the troops to the World’s Fair in
He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Burnham of Hanover; four sons: Charles E. Burnham Jr. and Mary Ellen Goddard of North Rumford, David L. Burnham and his wife, Jeanne of Scarborough, Guy F. Burnham and Bridget Lancaster of Bethel, Melvin P. Burnham and his wife, Debra of Skowhegan; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister, Florence P. Burnham in 1976.
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