Andover Obituaries Beginning with "F"

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   Jessie M. (Brooks) (McKellick) Fairbanks, 1920-2004 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 16, 2004)

 

     Jessie McKellick Fairbanks, 84, of Norway, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004 surrounded by her children and grandsons.

 

  She was born in Andover July 22, 1920, the daughter of the late Alton and Edith Morton Brooks. She was one of three daughters.

 

  She was married in 1940 to Ernest McKellick. They lived in Rumford and Mt. Dora, Fla., until his death in 1976. She moved to Bethel in 1979 to be near her family.

 

  In 1983 she married Mervin "Buster" Fairbanks of Dixfield.

 

  Her life revolved around her family. She was known by her family and friends for her sense of humor, generosity and warm smile. Her positive attitude never wavered, even under the worst of times. She was loved by all.

 

  She was a loyal Red Sox fan and never missed watching a game on TV.

 

  She is survived by two children, a daughter, Judy Kersey and her husband Tim of Bethel and The Villages, Fla., and a son, Alton McKellick and his wife Nancy of South Paris; a sister, Alta Sturgis of South Portland;  three  grandsons; a granddaughter; six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister, Margurite Brooks; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Kersey.

 

  A Mass of Christian burial was held Saturday, Dec. 11, at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, Norway. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 308, Norway, ME 04268.

   Blandine (Knox) Falkenham, 1918 – 2003  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, August 28, 2003)

   LEWISTON - Blandine K. Falkenham, 85, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003 at the Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston, Me. A lifelong resident of the area, she made her home on the Upton Road in Andover.

  She was born in Peru, Me. on April 17 1918, a daughter of Herbert and Madeline (Knox) Knox, and graduated from the Goodwill Home School Farm in Hinckley, Me., Class of 1937.

  She had been employed for over 15 years at the B.F.D. Mill in West Peru, Me. prior to her marriage when she became a homemaker.

   Blandine enjoyed corresponding by letters and cards with friends and family, and especially loved her family and playing scrabble and doing crossword puzzles.

   She was married in Andover, Me. on Oct. 31, 1948 to Harold G. "Buster” Falkenham who survives of Andover, Me. Other survivors include a daughter Glenda Meisner & her companion Danny Manthorne of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; a son Brandon Falkenham & his wife Nancy of Laguna Hills, Cal.; 4 grandchildren Blake O. Falkenham of Laguna Hills, Cal, Jennifer, Jessica and Jocelyn Meisner all of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; a brother Warren Knox of Peru, Me.; 4 sisters Dorothy Emery and Geneva Goddard of Hanover, Me., Everdine Best of Augusta, Me., and Kathleen Smith of New York.

  Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 24 at the Meader & Son Funeral Home in Rumford, with Pastor John O’Keefe officiating. Interment was at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Those who desire, please contribute to the Activity Fund c/o Rumford Community Home, P.O. Box 430, Rumford, ME 04276 in her memory. Online condolences and memories may be shared at meaderfh@gwi.net.

  Harold Falkenham, 1917 - 2005 (Obituary from The Bethel Citizen, September 22, 2005)

 

  Harold G. "Buster" Falkenham, 87, of the Upton Road, Andover, died Tuesday, Sept.20, 2005 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

 

  He was born in Andover, on Dec. 28, 1917, the son of Joseph and Rena (Hutchins) Falkenham, and graduated from Andover High School Class of 1935.

 

  During World War II he served as a S/Sgt U.S. Army, 927th Ship Hospital Platoon from June 4, 1941 to Nov. 21, 1945.

 

  Buster worked as a caretaker for Robert L. Knight at the Black Point on Mooselookmeguntic Lake and then for Robert Swain in East Andover several years and then going to Boise Cascade Paper Company in Rumford for over 30 years until retirement in 1980 as a helper on the re-winders.

 

  He was a member of Cabot Lodge 117, K. of  P. and formerly served as a selectman for the town of Andover for over 12 years. He loved the outdoors, especially fly fishing.

 

  He was married in Andover on Oct. 31, 1948 to the former Blandine Knox who died in Lewiston on Aug. 19,2003.

 

  Survivors include a son, Brandon and wife Nancy of Laguna Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Glenda Meisner of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia; and four grandchildren.

 

  A funeral service will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford, with Pastor John O'Keefe officiating. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at the funeral home. Visitation by Cabot Lodge 117, Knights of Pythias will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Those who desire, please contribute to the Calvary Bible Church 1063 South Main Street, Andover, ME, 04216 or to the Arbor House c/o Central Maine Medical Center, Main Street, Lewiston, ME in his memory. Online condolences and memories may be shared at meaderfh@gwi.net

Joseph Lee Falkenham, 1898 - 1989  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  WEST PARIS - Joseph Lee Falkenham, 91, formerly of Andover, died Wednesday [October 4, 1989] at the Ledgeview Nursing Home in West Paris. He resided in Andover, where he had lived most of his life.

  He was born in West Northfield, N.S., April 10, 1898, the son of Jacob and Orilla Cook Falkenham. He had been a self-employed farmer all his life in the Andover area. He was a life member of the Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias. He married the late Rena Hutchins in Andover, who died in West Paris July 7, 1988.

  Survivors include a son, Harold, of Andover; a brother, Donald, of Vancouver, B.C., Canada; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services 1 p.m. Friday at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford with rev. Donald Grover officiating. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

Rena (Hutchins) Falkenham, 1900 - 1988 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Rena H. Falkenham, 87, died Thursday [July 7, 1988] at the Ledgeview Nursing Home in West Paris.

  She was a resident of Andover where she had lived all of her life. She was born in Andover, Aug. 20, 1900, the daughter of Herbert and Myrtle Dunn Hutchins. She attended Andover schools and was a member of the Ellis Glen Temple, Pythian Sisters of Andover. She was married in Andover to Joseph Lee Falkenham, who survives of Andover.

  Other survivors include one son, Harold G. Falkenham of Andover; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Avery of Kennebunkport; two brothers, Basil and Bernard Hutchins, both of East Andover; two grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

  Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday at Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford. Reverend Donald Grover, officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Saturday.
 

Phyllis R. (Strong) (Rix) Farrar, 1923 – 2002 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, December 23, 2002)

  RUMFORD – Phyllis R. Farrar, R.N., 79, died Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Rumford Hospital. A recent resident of Rumford, she formerly lived in Andover for many years.

  She was born at Sabbathday Lake on Aug. 27, 1923, the daughter of Daniel and Marney (Small) Strong, and was adopted as a very young girl by the late Mark and Maud Rix of Dummer, N.H. She graduated from Gorham High School, Gorham, N.H. and from the Rumford Community Hospital Nursing School in 1943.

  She worked at the Rumford Community Hospital for many years until retiring in 1973.

  She had attended the Calvary Congregational Church, South Andover.

  She was married in Rumford on Dec. 4, 1944 to the late Richard Farrar, who died June 12, 2001 in West Paris.

  Survivors include one daughter, W. Elaine Turgeon and her husband Robert of Manchester, N.H.; two sons, Richard Farrar and his wife Christine of Rumford, and Raymond Farrar and his wife Margaret of Greenbrier, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Richard Farrar of Westbrook, and Geoffrey and Gillian Farrar of Greenbrier, Tenn.; and one sister, Myrna Whitten and her husband Preston of North Carolina.

  She was predeceased by two sisters, Ida Mysha and Helen Hyman; and one granddaughter, Marcy Lynn Farrar.

Richard H. Farrar, 1919 – 2001 (Obituary from the Lewiston Sun-Journal, June 15, 2001)

  WEST PARIS — Richard H. Farrar, 82, a former resident of Andover for many years, died Tuesday, June 12, at the Ledgeview Living Center.

  He was residing at the Rumford Community Home in Rumford. Born in Rumford Center, March 20, 1919, [2001] the son of Richard B. and Arabelle (Holman) Farrar, he attended schools in Rumford Center.

  Mr. Farrar served as a Seaman second class with the U.S. Navy from March 27, 1945 to April 14, 1946, including a tour overseas in the Asiatic Pacific area.

  He was a self-employed farmer and woodsman all his life, until his retirement.

  Mr. Farrar had attended the Calvary Congregational Church in So. Andover. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, genealogy and loved visiting with relatives and friends.

  He was married in Rumford on Dec. 4, 1944 to the former Phyllis E. Rix.

  Survivors include his wife of Rumford; a daughter, W. Elaine Turgeon and her husband Robert of Manchester, N.H.; two sons and their wives, Richard M. and Christine of Lewiston and Raymond and Margaret of Greenbrier, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Richard Farrar of Westbrook and Geoffrey and Jillian Farrar of Greenbrier, Tenn.; two sisters, Edith Bartlett and her husband, William of Theodore, Ala., and Evaline Alcombrack of Belmont, N.H.; and numerous cousins.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Marcy Lyn Farrar; and a sister, Oriel Farrar.

Richard B. Farren, 1887 – 1942 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

   RUMFORD CENTER – Richard B. Farren died at his home Friday morning [April 3, 1942].

   Fe was born in Andover, April 6, 1887, son of Henry T. and Edith Bailey Farren. He was a member of the Rumford Center Grange and engaged in farming. He had been a resident of the community 50 years.

   Surviving are his widow, Arabelle Holman Farren, children [rest of obit is missing].

Gloria Farrington, 1940 - 1948 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  EAST ANDOVER - Funeral services for Gloria Farrington, 8 year old daughter of Lila and Everett Farrington, who died at the Rumford Community Hospital Wednesday, April 5, [1948] were held at the Andover Church Friday at 1 p. m. Rev. Kenneth Hatch of Mexico officiating. Interment was at the Woodlawn cemetery.

  She was an honor student at the East Andover School in grade 2. She also was a gold star attendee at the community Sunday school.

  Surviving are her parents, two brothers, five sisters and numerous aunts and cousins.

  Bearers were four cousins, Alfred Pratt of Andover; Earl, Richard and Edward Murphy, all of Mexico.
 

James Mervin Farrington, 1929 - 1982  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  EAST ANDOVER - James Mervin Farrington, 52, died Wednesday [April 14, 1982] at Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient since March 3.

  He resided in East Andover and had lived in the area all his life. He was born in Bethel Aug. 25, 1929, the son of Francis and Elizabeth Farrington. He was a U. S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. He attended Andover schools. Mr. Farrington was a former member of Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club; a member of Cabot Lodge Knights of Pythias and the Napoleon Ouelette Post, American Legion. He had worked as a sawyer for Lester Farrington in East Andover and for the last ten years was employed as a crane operator for the Malloy Construction Co. at Boise Cascade Paper Group, Rumford. He had also served as Andover Road Commissioner from 1968 to 1971. He was married in Rumford March 2, 1951 to Margaret Hall who survives.

  Other survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Sennett of Andover; four sons, Peter F. and Toby M., both of East Andover, Steven J. of South Rumford and Robert C. of Rumford; a daughter, Rachel A. Farrington of Lake Worth, Fla.; a brother, C. Freeman Farrington of east Andover; a sister, Charlotte Hayes of Waldoboro; a grandson and a stepgrandson.

  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvary Congregational Church, South Andover, with Rev. Donald Grover officiating. Entombment at Woodlawn receiving vault with interment in spring in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.
 

 John Everett Farrington, 1909 - 1995   (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   DIXFIELD - John Everett Farrington, 85, died Sunday [April 16, 1995] at the Dixfield Health Care Center where he had resided since 1988. He was formerly of East Andover and Rumford and was a lifelong resident of the area.

  Mr. Farrington was born in Andover May 7, 1909, son of John and Effie (Harding) Farrington. He attended schools in East Andover.

  Mr. Farrington owned and operated the Farrington Saw Mill and Shingle Mill for many years and later owned and operated Farrington's Garage in East Andover until retiring in 1973. He was married in Mexico on Dec.16, 1931, to Lila Murphy, who survives of Rumford.

  Other survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Mary Laverna Brown of Auburn, Mrs. Joseph (Geraldine) Parise of Rumford, Mrs. Daniel (June) Trenoweth of Mexico, Mrs. Albert (Carol) Nelson of East Stoneham, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Theriault of South Rumford and Mrs. Keith (Bonnie) Vashaw of Rumford; two sons, Frank of Norway and Reginald of Stafford Springs, Conn.; a brother, Henry of Rochester, N.H.; 28 grandchildren 36 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

John H. Farrington, 1872 – 1962  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 15, 1962)

   The death of John H. Farrington, age 90, of 644 Forest Avenue, occurred March 10 [1962] at Community Hospital where he had been a patient for one month.

   Mr. Farrington, who worked in dowel mills for many years, was born in Andover January 21, 1872, the son of Charles A. and Marion Sterey Farrington. He married the late Effie Harding.

   Surviving are sons Charles A. Farrington of Rumford, John E. Farrington of Andover, and Henry Farrington of Rochester, N.H., 25 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.

   Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wednesday from the Meader and Son Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Yates of the Franklin Street Methodist Church officiating.

   Entombment was at Andover for burial in Woodlawn Cemetery there in the spring.

Lester M. Farrington, 1908 - 1992  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  EAST ANDOVER - Lester M. Farrington, 83, died March 7, 1992 at Rumford Community Hospital where he had been a patient for the past week.

  He was born Aug. 13, 1908 in Andover, the son of Olney and Hattie Harding Farrington, and attended Andover schools.

  He married Muriel Leach on July 11, 1931 in Rumford. She died April 16, 1989 in Dixfield.

  For several years, Mr. Farrington owned and operated the Farrington Lumber Mill in East Andover, founded by his father; and also managed a sawmill in Starks, the George Chase Mill in Andover, a portable mill in Rumford Point and several wood crew operations in the area. He owned and managed many acres of land in the Andover and Rumford areas.

  He served on the Andover planning Board and scholarship committee and had served as a director of the Andover Power Co. and an electrician in the Andover area during the 1940's and '50's. He was very active in planning and constructing the C.E.B of the Andover Congregational Church and served on the building committee for the school gym in Gilford. He was owner of the East Andover Airport and held a student pilot's license. He was an avid hunter and fisherman most of his life, an accomplished machinist and a building contractor in the area.

  He retired in 1978 when his grandsons took over the mill, as Richardson Lumber Company

  He was a 40-year member of Blazing Star Lodge #30, AF & AM; a 32nd Degree Mason Scottish Rite Bodies Lewiston Lodge of Perfection Auburn Council; Princes of Jerusalem; H.H. Dickey Chapter of Rose Croix; Maine Consistory, S.P.R.S., 32nd Degree; and Kora Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. Shrine of Lewiston. He was a long-time member of Cabot Lodge #117, Knights of Pythias of Andover.

   Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Freeman (Barbara) Hayden and Rebecca Marston, both of East Andover; a sister, Mae Maddix of East Andover; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and five step-great grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant son, Richard Farrington; a sister, Eva Chenery; a brother, James F. Farrington; and a grandson, John Richardson Jr.

  Funeral services for Lester M. Farrington were held March 10, 1992 at 1 p m. at the Meader and Son Funeral Home in Rumford. Burial will be in the spring in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover

   Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, Mass. 01104.
 

Lila B. (Murphy) Farrington, 1912 - 2000 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

 RUMFORD - Lila B. Farrington, 87, died peacefully surrounded by her family, Saturday, Aug. 12, [2000] at the Rumford Community Home. Formerly of East Andover, she has resided in Rumford since 1979.

  She was born in Rumford on October 15,1912, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Donahue) Murphy, and had attended Mexico schools.

  From 1960 to 1979 Mrs. Farrington was employed at Swain's Dowel Mill in East Andover until her retirement in 1979. She was a charter member of the East Andover Community Club for 47 years and served as vice president and secretary and was made an honorary member in 1992. She had also served as a Girl Scout leader.

  She was married in Mexico on Dec. 16, 1931, to the late John Everett Farrington who died in Dixfield on April 16, 1995.

  Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Mary White of Livermore, Mrs. Joseph (Geraldine) Parise of Rumford, Mrs. Daniel (June) Trenoweth of Mexico, Mrs. Albert (Carole) Nelson, Jr. of East Stoneham, Mrs. Richard (Linda) Theriault of So. Rumford, and Mrs. Keith (Bonnie) Vashaw of Rumford; two sons, Frank of Norway and Reginald of Stafford Springs. Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Inaze Stinchfield of Rumford; a brother John E. Murphy of Peru; 28 grandchildren; 50 great-grand children; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by a daughter Gloria Joanne Farrington.
 

Muriel M. (Leach) Farrington, 1909 - 1989 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  EAST ANDOVER - Mrs. Muriel M. Farrington, 79, died Sunday [April 16, 1989] at the Dixfield Health Care Center where she had resided for the past 5 1/2 years. She made her residence in East Andover, where she had lived since 1920.

  She was born in Tyvan, Saskatchewan Canada, Aug. 7,1909, the daughter of David and Elizabeth Thompkins Leach. She had attended schools in Canada and Frye. She was a member of Mt. Zircon Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Andover Friday Club. She was a past secretary past president and charter member of the East Andover Community Club and was very active for over 26 years, taking part in the dramas of the club. Mrs. Farrington was a member of the Andover Congregational Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society. For several years she was a girl scout leader in Andover. She was married in Rumford, July 11, 1931 to Lester M. Farrington, who survives of  East Andover.

   Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Freeman (Barbara) Hayden and Mrs. Neil  (Rebecca) Marston, both of East Andover; two sisters, Mrs. Basil Dorothy) Hutchins of East Andover and Mrs. Eugene (Edith) Hoyt of Rumford Center; three brothers, Donald, Edward and Roy Leach, all of Tillie, New Brunswick, Canada; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services, 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Andover Congregational Church with Rev. Dr.  E. Marriotte Churchill officiating. Interment in the spring in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Friends are invited to call at Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday. Those who desire, please contribute to the Andover Congregational Church Memorial Fund, Andover, Me., 04216, in memory of Mrs. Muriel M. Farrington.
 

Olney A. Farrington, 1875 - 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

Olney Farrington was Eldest Resident in East Andover

  East Andover - Olney Farrington, 76, eldest resident of this community, died at his home December 5 [1951] after a few months illness.

  He was born in Andover August 5, 1875, the son of Charles and Marion Farrington. For many years he owned and operated a long lumber mill in East Andover.

  Surviving are his widow, Hattie Harding Farrington; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Chenery of East Livermore and Mrs. Mae Maddix of East Andover; a son, Lester Farrington of East Andover; 16 grandchildren and one great grandchild; and one brother, John, of Rumford.

 Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational Church on December 7 with Rev. C C Salisbury officiating.

  Those from out of town attending were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Harding, Mrs. Lydelia Bartlett and her son, Linwood Cummings of Norway; Herman Allen and Lynn Sterry, Starks; Philip Weston, Phillips; W Learned and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hoyt, Rumford Center, Pvt Wilbur Chenery, Camp Dix, N J; Pvt and Mrs. Mervin Farrington, Camp Edwards, Mass.
 

Robert W. Farwell, 1926 - 1999  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, March 11, 1999)

  Robert William Farwell, 72, of Walkersville, Md., died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at the Fredrick Memorial Hospital.

  He was born in Mexico on July 13, 1926, the son of Robert W. and Ruth Etheridge Farwell.

  He was a retired administrative officer of the Department of Agriculture, a member of St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church in Walkersville, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 12255, and a life member of the Westminster VFW Post 467.

  His first wife, Iris C. Farwell and one son, Stephen, predeceased him.

  Survivors include his wife, Ann Rowe Farwell of Walkersville; seven stepchildren, Dorothy White-Brosi of Las Vegas, Nev., Donnie E. White of Laurel, Md., Stephen Potter of Eldersburg, Mollie Buehn and Julie Kaufman of Walkersville, Richard Potter of Hyattsville, Md., and Michael of Owings, Md.; one sister, Priscilla Murphy of Gorham, N.H.; five grandchildren; six step grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

  A memorial mass was held Tuesday, March 2, at St. Timothy's Roman Catholic Church, Walkersville. Interment will be in Springfield Cemetery, Sykesville, Md., at a later date.
 

Marie T. (Keyo) Faulkingham, 1903 - 1978 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

   RUMFORD - Marie Theresa Faulkingham, 74, widow of Bertram Faulkingham, of 20 Loudine Avenue, died unexpectedly Tuesday [August 8, 1978] at her residence.

   She was born Oct. 10, 1903 at Andover, the daughter of Charles and Mabel Hewey Keyo. A resident of the Greater Rumford area most of her life, she was communicant of St. Athanasius-St. John Church and a graduate of Mexico High School Class of 1922 and the Maine School of Commerce in Auburn in 1924. She was a member of the Mexico Mothers Club and the Greater Rumford Area Senior Citizens. She taught high school in Mexico for many years and was retired from the Rumford Falls Trust Company.

  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Rosalyn) DesRoches, Wiesbaden, Germany, Mrs. Bud (Carolyn) Zibilich, New Orleans, La.; two brothers, Francis Keyo, Mexico, Howard, Keyo, Orono; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Beatrice M. (Crete) Favreau 1917-2006 (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, November 11, 2006)

 

  Beatrice M. Favreau, 88, of 47 Birchwood Way, Laconia, N.H., died at home on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.

 

  Mrs. Favreau was bom Dec. 7, 1917 in St. Malo, Canada, the daughter of Cyrille and Rosanna (Durocher) Crete. She was the widow of Roger A. Favreau, who died m 1979.

 

Mrs. Favreau lived in Bethel for many years before moving to Laconia twenty-six years ago. She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church.

 

  Survivors include two sons, Y. Leon Favreau of Shelburne,  N H and Donald B. Favreau of Mesa, Ariz.; a daughter, Micheline F. Roy, of Laconia, N.H., and a daughter-in-law, Virginia Favreau, of Charlotte, N.C.; fifteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Lucille Stankiewicz of Davenport, Fla.;  and many nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a son, David R. Favreau, in 1992; and by ten brothers and sisters. She was a loving and caring sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

 

A calling hour will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.

 

   Following the calling hour, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church, Church Street, Laconia, N.H., at 11 a m by the Rev. Gary Kosmowski, Pastor of the Church.  Burial will be in the family lot at Pine Grove Cemetery, West Bethel.

 

   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia. NH 03246. For more information and to view an online memorial, go to www.wilkmsonbeane.com.

 

Addie (Dunn) Feener, 1917 - 2005

ANDOVER - Addie E. Feener, 88, died Monday, Nov. 28, at her home in Andover, in the company of her daughter, Susan and husband, Rick Andersen.

She was born at Andover North Surplus, on the Dunn Farm, Jan. 11, 1917, the daughter of Bert and Helen (Thomas) Dunn. She graduated from Andover High School in 1935.

She married her longtime mate, Kenneth W. Feener, on Sept. 9, 1937, in Andover.

She made a loving home for her husband and children and worked as a homemaker, farmer's wife, tutor, teacher and all-around support system for her family. As youngsters, her children and their playmates fondly remember her chocolate doughnuts, cookies and special cakes with that great boiled frosting. Her exploding root beer wasn't bad either!

In the early '70s, she opened Addie's Place and for the next 25 years she served up good food and friendship to all who passed through Andover, including innumerable hikers, bikers, truckers, family and friends.

She loved the conversation and friendship, and became known far and wide, thanks to the Internet, for her peanut butter pie. She knit and distributed hundreds of pairs of mittens and slippers, charging about what it cost to make them. For her, it was more about giving than it was about getting.

She will be sorely missed by all who knew her and especially by her children, Judith Ann Ravaris and her husband, Lew, of Kingston, N.H., Michael Kenneth Feener and his wife, Susan, of Readfield, Kathryn Jane LaPointe of Hollister, Fla., and Susan Arvilla Andersen and her husband, Rick, of Andover; grandchildren, Karen McLean with her husband, Chuck, Kim Kittredge, Michael W. Feener with his wife, Missy, and Shawn Feener; great-grandchildren, Anna and Cameron McLean and Karyn Feener. She dearly loved to see these "kids" and all her special friends come through her door for a visit and to have them join her for a sit on the porch.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth; her brothers, Robert, Albert, Harry, Tommy and George; and a sister, Geneva Coleman.

Arvilla (Meisner) Feener, 1893 - 1995  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Arvilla M. Feener, l02, died Friday, Oct. 6, l995, at the Rumford Community Home. She was a resident of Andover for over 93 years.

  She was born in Branch La Have, Nova Scotia, on Aug. 19, 1893, the daughter of Abiah and Gusiah Lohnes Meisner. Her family moved to the United States when she was nine years old. She was married to the late Wilbert Feener who died May 11, 1968. She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church, Ladies Aid, Lone Mountain Grange for 60 years, Pythian Sisters Lodge, Eastern Star and was holder of the Boston Post Cane for a number of years as the oldest Citizen of the town of Andover.

  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Donald French of Andover; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth Feener, and nine brothers and sisters, Nahum, Kenneth, Charles, Willis, Lillis, Viola, Doren, Frank and Elizabeth.

Kenneth W. Feener, 1912-1974  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, March 21, 1974)

  The death of Kenneth W. Feener of South Main Street, Andover occurred unexpectedly at his home on Monday, March 18. Mr. Feener was 61 years old.

  He was born in Rumford on September 29, 1912, the son of Wilbert S. and Arvilla Meisner Feener. He was a graduate of Andover High School, class of 1931, and served in the U. S, Coast Guard from 1931 to 1936. Mr. Feener was supervisor of the electro-chemical plant at the Oxford Paper Company for over 20 years until he retired in 1971.

  He married Eva Addie Dunn in Andover on September 9, 1938 and lived most of his life in Andover.

  Mr. Feener was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and served on the Telstar Regional High School Band. He was a Justice of the Peace, a member of Blazing Star Lodge No. 30 A..F and A.M., Rumford, and of Cabot Lodge No. 117, Knights of Pythias, Andover.

  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eva Addie Feener, of Andover; three daughters, Mrs. Kathryn LeBlanc, Mexico, Mrs. Judith Kittridge, Shrewsbury, Mass., and Miss Susan Feener, Andover; a son, Michael Feener of Augusta,; a sister, Mrs. Doris French and his mother, Mrs. Arvilla Feener, both of Andover and four grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, march 20, at 2 pm in the Andover Congregational Church, with Rev. David Norrie officiating.

Entombment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery receiving vault, Andover, and burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the spring.

Wilbert S. Feener, 1884-1968  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, May 16, 1968)

 The death of Wilbert S. Feener, 84, of Main Street, Andover, occurred on May 11 at the Rumford Community Hospital shortly after admittance.

  A resident of Andover for 57 years, Mr. Feener was born in West Northfield, Nova Scotia, Canada, on April 12, 1884, the son of Ludim and Martha Darr Feener. He married the former Arvilla M. Meisner who survives.

  Mr. Feener was a retired watchman for the Stowell-MacGregor Corporation, now known as Andover Wood Products company, where he worked for over 40 years.

  He was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and Cabot Lodge No. 117, Knights of Pythias.

  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Villa Meisner Feener, of Andover; a daughter, Mrs. Donald French, Andover; a son, Kenneth W. Feener, Andover; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Hirtle, Bridgewater, N. S. Canada; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

  Funeral Services were held a 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Andover Congregational Church. Rev. Carl M. Kingsbury, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Norman K. Ferguson, Jr., 1933 - 2010 (Obituary from the Portland Press Telegram, February 23, 2010)


   HANOVER -- Norman Kenneth Ferguson Jr., of Hanover, died peacefully on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Hospice House in Auburn with his loving family at his side. He was devoted to his family and a faithful public servant having held elected office as Oxford County Commissioner and Maine State Senator.


   He was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Norman and Hazel (Merrill) Ferguson and grew up in Bethel where he attended Gould Academy. He excelled in athletics playing football, running track and competing in both Alpine and Nordic skiing, capturing several individual state championships in Nordic skiing and middle-distance running. After graduating from Gould in 1952, Norman enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served his country. He was stationed in Austria where he trained troops in skiing and also represented the Army in Alpine ski racing competing against Austrian and other European skiers. He won numerous competitions and collected cups and medals from races at St. Johann and other ski areas in slalom, giant slalom and downhill.


   After returning home in 1955 he dated a Gould acquaintance, Barbara Cole. They soon fell in love and were married in the Congregational Church in Bethel on Jan. 29, 1956. Norman attended Burdett College in Boston where they lived shortly before he graduated in 1957. He began work in accounting for the Oxford Paper Company in Rumford. The couple made their home in Hanover where they raised a lively family of four sons. He remained at the paper mill having received certification as a purchasing agent and retired in the late 1980s.


   Norman was a devoted family man, participating in Boy Scouts, seemingly endless sports events, musical concerts, camping and hiking trips and numerous other activities with his sons. He relished Hanover as a great place to raise a family. The local population boasted a large percentage of children that naturally led Norm to volunteer in youth group and scouting activities at the Rumford Point Congregational Church where he held numerous offices over decades. It is noted for posterity he never participated in choir - vocal harmony was a strong suit, though it never prevented him from indulging private audiences of family and friends!


   Norman had a profound patriotic pride in his country as well as his state, county and community. He served several years on the school board and was elected as Oxford County Commissioner having served that post for a total of 26 years. He later served in the Maine State Senate, thus, his red, white and blue campaign signs became a common land mark in autumn election cycles. He served eight consecutive years as state senator completing election term limits. Another role he enjoyed and took great pride in was moderator at town meetings in Hanover. He prided himself as a responsive elected official answering phone calls, responding to all correspondence and expending great energy in serving constituents.
Above all, Norman cared deeply for young people and their pursuit of education and often sent notes to those children who worked diligently and were recognized for honor-roll or other scholastic achievement. He passionately believed the key for a thriving democratic republic is the nurturance and education of society's youth.


   Throughout his political involvement, Norm was active serving the Republican Party at local and state levels. He served as the GOP treasurer for Oxford County and was a successful fund-raiser. He was active in the campaigns of gubernatorial, congressional and U.S. Senate races having been Oxford County campaign chairman for former Secretary of Defense, William S. Cohen (then running for U.S. senate), Senator Olympia Snowe and Senator Susan Collins. He has remained part of their teams and numerous other candidates running for local, state, or federal office.


   Among other activities and organizations, Norman served on the Board of Directors at Oxford Federal Credit Union, the board of AARP and the board for Western Maine Transportation Services. He spent many hours on the slopes of Black Mountain and assisted with officiating numerous Nordic ski racing events. He was also active in St. Andrews Society activities and enjoyed attending highland games. He and his wife Barbara helped with devotion to make the dream of Hospice House a reality.


   Norman's boyhood was everlastingly influenced by his Scottish heritage and his undying love for Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. He passed this love on and shared it with his wife, four sons, their wives and 11 grandchildren. Over the years many dear friends and relatives in Cape Breton have made their way to the pasture and beach where Clan Ferguson camps simply to be by the ocean, enjoy the inspiring beauty of the land, birds and wildlife- much in the tradition of generations before.


   Norman is survived by his wife Barbara; his four sons and their wives, Scott and Dawn, Douglas and Brenda, Dan and Janet, Robert and Cecile; 11 grandchildren, Eric, Ian, Sam, Molly, Marianne, Catherine, Lucas, Angus, Sadie, Jonathan, and Seth (all Fergusons); a sister, Elizabeth Mottla and her husband Paul; a brother-in-law, Bill Kohut; and nieces and nephews.


   Norman had a great energy and zest for life with a healthy curiosity for history and politics, but above all, his spirit was centered at home where he was adored by family and faithful dogs, Springfield and Abraham. He will be sadly missed.


   The family sends their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all who prayed and cared for us. Most especially the Fergusons wish to express their deepest gratitude to the remarkable people at Hospice House and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice. Their compassion and kindness embraces all who walk through the door, and we feel blessed to have had our dear one in such capable hands. We are especially grateful for Dr. Austin who kept us informed, assured, and at peace each and every day. Our community is better for having all the dedicated professionals and volunteers of this fine organization.
Friends are invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin St., Rumford, on Friday, Feb. 26, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Rumford Point Congregational Church, Rumford Point. Interment with Military Honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the Hanover Cemetery, Hanover. Online register book and memories may be shared at www.meaderandson.com.

   Those who desire may contribute in his memory to:
The Hospice House
236 Stetson Rd.
Auburn, Maine 04101

http://www.sawyercompany.com/portland-florist/sympathy-funeral-flowers-87c.asp

 

Esther (Strout) Field, 1856-1931 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 31, 1931)

   The death of Mrs. Esther Jane Field, widow of Frank Field, occurred Monday [December 28, 1931] at her home in Andover.

   Mrs. Field was born in Bridgton February 2, 1856, the daughter of Brazile and Mary Renshaw Strout. She had been a resident of Andover for the past 31 years.

   Mrs. Field was a member of the Grange and of the Andover Congregational church.\Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Irene Foss, Lawrence, Mass., Mrs. I. E. Mills, Andover, and Mrs. Alivelle Akers, Andover, two brothers, Leonard of South Portland, and Charles, of Medford, Mass., also 11 grandchildren.

   Funeral services will be held from the Akers residence at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, the Rev. Mr. Keyes, of Andover, officiating. Meader and Perry, undertakers wick take the body to Bridgton for burial.

Malvina Field, ??-1910 (From the Rumford Falls Times, August 13, 1910)

 

   At the home of her son, Frank Field, in Andover, Wednesday, Aug. 30 [1910] occurred the death of Malvina Field. She had been suffering from a cancer for some time, but until two weeks ago was about the house. The deceased was a native of Harrison, but lived most of her life in Bridgton. The body was carried to Bridgton for burial.

Ramona R. (Morton) Filiault, 1915 - 2002 (Obituary from The Bethel Citizen, Feb. 7, 2002)

  Ramona A. Filiault, 86, of East Bridge Street, Westbrook, died January 25, 2002, at a Portland hospital.

  She was born in Andover, a daughter of Herbert and Daisy Brooks Morton, and moved to Westbrook in 1948. She graduated from Gould Academy in 1932, Rumford Community Hospital in 1939, and did her postgraduate work at Providence Hospital in Rhode Island in 1940.

  She worked as a registered nurse at the Osteopathic Hospital and was the first nurse at the Westbrook Community Hospital.

  She was a member and former deacon of the Westbrook Congregational Church. She was also a member of the Group 3AB Fellowship Club, the Westbrook Senior Citizens, the Friendship Club, and the Mizpah Chapter of the Eastern Star. She was the first president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Women’s Auxiliary, and was active in the Girl Scouts.

  Her husband, Origene Filiault died in 1988 and her son Origene died in 1990.

  Survivors include a son, Gary of New Boston, N. H.; a daughter, Jodell Usher of Westbrook; a sister, Doris Brown of Bethel; and six grandchildren.

  Funeral services were private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League, 449 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME 04092.
 

Betsy (Poor) Fisher, 1914 - 2002  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, September 4, 2002)

  Betsy Poor Fisher, 88, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Ledgeview Nursing Home in West Paris.  She was a resident of Main Street, Andover.

  Born in Philadelphia, Pa,. on May 8, 1914, she was the daughter of Samuel Smith Poor and Elsie (Preston) Poor.

  After graduating from Columbia University in New York City, she married Harvey Somers Fisher on August 12, 1939 at the "Poor" Farm in Andover.

  She was an active member of the Andover First Congregational Church and the Ladies Aid Society. She was a founding member of Andover Historical Society and a long-standing trustee of the Andover Public Library. Even though she lived in many parts of the country, she always maintained her Maine residency.

  Called "Mia" by her grandchildren, she was noted for her large Santa collection. She also enjoyed quilting, painting, sewing, snowmobiling and cooking.

  Survivors include a son, Harvey Somers of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Betsy Poor White of Andover; five grandchildren, Barton L. S. Fisher of San Jose, Calif., Stephanie Somers Fisher of Long Beach, Calif., Judson Moore Fisher of Fair Oaks, Calif., Barbara L. Crockett of Rumford, and Joanne Poor Jolicoeur of Waterville; and two great-grandchildren.

  A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the First Congregational Church in Andover. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Betsy Poor Fisher to: First Congregational Church, Andover, ME 04216, or to the Historical Society, Andover, ME 04216.

Dorothy (Ladd) Fitzherbert, 1915-1974  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 17, 1974)

  The death of Mrs. Dorothy Fitzherbert, 58, of 127 Newbury Street, Auburn, formerly of Rumford and Andover, occurred Sunday October 13, at her apartment.

  Mrs. Fitzherbert was born in Rumford, January 30, 1915, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Ladd.

  She had been living in the Auburn Community for 29 years.

  Survivors include her husband, Leonard, of Auburn; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Poulin, Auburn, and Mrs. Patricia Rivard, Columbus, GA; a son, Kenneth, of Lewiston; two sisters, Mrs. Howard Glover, Andover, and Mrs. Peter (Thelma) Touchette, Camden; three brothers, Alfred Ladd, South Andover, Albert Ladd, Dixfield, and George Ladd, East Andover; her stepmother, Mrs. Helen Ladd, Rumford, five stepbrothers, Murray Fitzherbert, Turner, James Fitzherbert, East Hartford, Conn., Harold Fitzherbert, Lewiston, Delbert Fitzherbert, Oxford, and Basil Fitzherbert, Livermore Falls; a stepsister, Mrs. Louise Glover, Rumford, and ten grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, October 16 at 2pm at the Fortin Funeral Parlors, 70 Horton Street, Lewiston. Interment was in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Auburn. 

Eugene B. Fitzpatrick, 1930 - 1987  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Eugene B. Fitzpatrick, 57, died early Thursday [Oct. 27, 1987] at his home in Andover.

  He was born in Astoria, N.Y., on Feb. 8, 1930, the son of Thomas and Lillian Kiernan Fitzpatrick, and attended local schools before his enlistment in the U.S. Navy in 1947and moved to the Rumford area where he was employed by the former Ethyl Corp., now Boise Cascade Paper Group of Rumford, and later served as custodian for St. Anthanasius-St. John Church before moving to Astoria, N.Y. in 1969. Mr. Fitzpatrick was employed as a safety inspector by Con Edison until his retirement in 1986. Upon his return to Maine, he had been employed by Shop ‘N Save of Rumford until July, 1987. He was married to Nettie Freeman at Kingsville, Texas, on Oct. 5, 1956. Mr. Fitzpatrick as a former member of Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion, Rumford, and the American Legion Post and Catholic War Veterans Club of Astoria, N.Y.

  Survivors include his wife of Andover; five daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Levy of Andover, Mrs. Joan Timmes of Astoria, N.Y., Mrs. Kelly Scotti and Ms. Susan Fitzpatrick, both of Andover, and Ms. Lynn Fitzpatrick of Bronx, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Berel of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Ms. Kathleen Nickas of Seattle, Wash.; and four grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from Hawthorne Funeral Home, 295 Roxbury Road, Mexico, with Rev, Marriotte Churchill officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

Nettie Mae (Freeman) Fitzpatrick 1936 – 2010 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, June 23, 2010)

    ANDOVER – Nettie Mae Fitzpatrick, 74, died on June 15, 2010 in Andover. She was a resident of Newton Street in Andover.

   Born in Rumford on March 26, 1936, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Verna (Moore) Freeman. She was a graduate of Stephens High School in Rumford with the Class of 1954 and attended the University of Maine at Augusta.

   She served in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1956.

   She served as a volunteer in many organizations including the Beacon House in Rumford, Covenant House in New York, Girl Scouts of America, AWAP, local food pantry, and New York Police Athletic League. She was an adventurer and loved to travel on a moments notice. She loved to spend time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

   She was married in Kingsville, TX on October 5, 1956 to the late Eugene Fitzpatrick.

   Survivors include four daughters, Kathleen Glover and her husband, Butch of Andover, Joan Timmes and her husband David of Astoria, NY, Kelly Scotti and her husband Peter of Andover, Susan Fitzpatrick of Rumford, Lynne Lopez and her husband Michael of Miami, FL; grandchildren Heather and Maureen Glover, Jennifer Timmes, Denise, Thomas and Stephen Scotti, Jonathan McCaffrey, Michael and Ashley Lopez; great grandchildren Noah and Grace McCurdy, Bella Rose Lopez; sisters Claire McLendon and her husband William of Hazelhurst, GA, Joanne Blanchard of Decatur, TN; a brother, Randy Freeman and wife, Marie of Rumford; and her longtime companion Raymond Chase of Hanover.

James C. Flagler, ??-1906 (From the Rumford Falls Times, June 9, 1906)

 

   Mr. Flagler, brother of Mrs. Homer Cutting, passed away June 3, [1906] at Mr. Cuttings. Mr. Flagler had been in failing health for some time. Funeral service was at Mr. Cutting’s on Tuesday afternoon, June 5th at two o’clock.

 

Jane/Jennie Flagler, Abt. 1868-1924 (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 18, 1924)

 

   Miss Jane Flaglor passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 2 [1924] at the home of her niece, Mrs. Cyrus McCuin [McEwen?], after a short illness. The funeral was held at the home Thursday afternoon, attended by Rev, C.W. Robinson. Interment was in Woodlawn cemetery.

 

Viola (Stevens) Foye, 1830-1912 (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 12, 1912)

 

   Mrs. Viola [Stevens] Foye, widow of Wm. Foye, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.A. Dunning, Thursday morning, Dec. 6 [1912] after a two week illness of pneumonia, aged 82 yr., 7 mos. Since her marriage she has lived in Andover and was one of our best women. Of a sunny disposition, she always greeted everyone with a cheery smile and pleasant words, even in her last sickness, suffering without a murmur, and never out of patience. Truly a good woman gone to her reward. Rev. H.L. Packard officiating. Many beautiful floral tributes surrounded the casket, given by immediate relatives and esteemed friends

Anne S. (O'Leary) Fox, 1900 - 1997   (Obituary from an unidentified and undated Local newspaper)

  WEST PARIS - Anne S. Fox, 96, formerly of Andover died Monday, Feb. 10, [1997] at Ledgeview Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

  She was born in Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada, Oct. 13, 1900, the daughter of Daniel and Priscilla (Fraser) O'Leary.

  After attending elementary school, she graduated from Mexico High School in 1919. She received a teaching certificate from Normal School and taught school in Andover.

  She started the first girls basketball team in Mexico in the early 1920s.

  After marrying Merton Fox in 1950, she moved to Andover and they opened The Curiosity Shop of Andover, which they ran for nearly 40 years.

  She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and the Andover Library Assoc.

  She is survived by a son, John Sweatt of Winslow; two granddaughters, Nancy of Andover and Betsy York of South Paris; two grandsons, Jack Sweatt of Winslow and Larry of Bethel. She was predeceased by a step-son, Stanley P., and her husband, Merton.
 

Bertha (Poor) Fox, 1875 - 1954  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Mrs. Bertha P. Fox, 79, died May 27 [1954] at Dixfield.

  She was born Feb. 10, 1875, daughter of Edwin S. and Flora Taylor Poor, in Andover. The widow of George B. Fox, she was a member of the Andover Congregational Church, King’s daughters, and the Women’s Friday Club. She was a lifelong resident of Andover.

  She leaves a brother, Sylvanus Poor, Andover, two nieces, and four nephews.

  Services 2 P.M. Sunday at Andover Congregational Church. Burial Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

George B. Fox, 1871-1930 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, October 2, 1930)

  George B. Fox, of Andover, for many years connected with the National Shawmut Bank, of Boston, died September 26, at the Maine General Hospital, at Portland.

   Mr. Fox was the son of George W. and Mary (Poor) Fox, and was born in Dorchester [Mass.], April 1, 1871. He was educated in the public schools of that district and soon after entered the employ of the Columbian National Bank, continuing with that institution until its merger with the Shawmut National Bank, later the National Shawmut Bank,, from which he retired in 1928.

   For many years he was a member of Company D of the First Corps of Cadets of Boston, and he was an active member of the veteran association. He served in the First Motor Corps during the World War and was a lieutenant in that organization during the Boston Police strike.

   Until his removal to Andover in 1928, Mr. Fox was a regular attendant at the First Parish Church in Dorchester, and he was also a member of the Boston City Club and the Military Order of the Local Legion.

   He was a great lover of nature, and has been in the habit of spending his vacation in the Maine woods.

   Mr. Fox married Miss Bertha I. Poor, of Andover, who survives him. He is also survived by three brothers and one sister, Thomas Fox and Walter Fox, of Boston; John P. Fox, of New York; and Miss Mary Fox of Andover.

   The funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon. Rev. George W. Keyes, pastor of the Congregational church of Andover, of which Mr. Fox was a member, officiated.

   Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

George W. Fox, Abt. 1835-1917 (From the Rumford Falls Times, February 24, 1917)

 

   George W. Fox, who died recently at his home In Dorchester, Mass. at the advanced age of 82 years, is well remembered in this town. His wife, who survives him, was Mary Poor, daughter of Silvanus and Eliza Brown Poor of this town. Mr. Fox was a great scholar and secretary of the American Unitarian Association for many years. 

  Hazel (Mills) Fox, 1904 - 1951 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Hazel F. Fox, wife of Merton Fox, died Monday [April 16, 1951] following a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Andover for 41 years.

  Mrs. Fox was born in Lawrence, Mass, April 29, 1904, the daughter of Isaac E and Vina Fields Mills.

  A popular Andover resident, Mrs. Fox was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Andover Congregational Church. She taught music for many years, and was church organist for 26 years. She attended and graduated from Andover high school in 1922, and attended Farmington Normal School.

  Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by a brother, Roger H Mills, and a son, Stanley, two grandchildren, one niece and one nephew, all of Andover.

 Funeral services were held at the Andover Congregational church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev Marvin Green of Woonsocket, R I, officiated.

  Bearers were Avard Spidell, William French, Waldo Merrill and Robert B Swain. Burial was at Woodlawn cemetery, Andover.

  Relatives present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCleoud, Bucksport; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Crossman Jr and Milton Crossman Sr, North Andover, Mass; Miss Annie Akers, Dixfield; Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Morrell, West Peru; Rev and Mrs. Marvin Green, Woonsocket, R I; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Head, Peabody, Mass; Mrs. Etta French, Auburn; Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Head, Eaton, N H; Mr. and Mrs. Perley Head, Chatham, N H; Mrs. Frank Stocks, Frank Jr, of Kezar Falls; Mrs. Stephen Haley, Farmington.
 

John B. Fox, 1906 - 1972  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, February 17, 1972)

  John B. Fox, of Arlington Mass. and Andover Maine, former assistant dean of the Harvard Business School, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 1972, while visiting Clearwater, Fla.

  He was born in Boston, Mass., March 4, 1906, the son of Walter Sylvanus and Alice Hall Fox.  Mr. Fox attended Milton Academy and graduated from Harvard College and the Harvard Business School

  After graduating from Harvard College, Mr. Fox was employed by the First National Bank of Boston and the Old Colony Trust Company until 1935, when he entered Harvard Business School.

  He was made assistant dean of the Business School in l937 and held that position until 1971.  At Harvard he also lectured in the department of industrial relations and served as director of the department of overseas relations of the business school.

  Mr. Fox was a consultant of the Ford Foundation in l953, the European Economic Community, 1954-57, and the European Productivity Center.  He served with the War Production Board from 1944 to 1946.

  He also served as director of the Arlington Five Cent Savings, the Symmes Hospital in Arlington, the Arlington Development Board, Arlington's Robbins Library, and Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

  He was a member of Cabot Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Lone Mountain Grange, Andover.

   Mary (Poor) Fox, 1841-1929 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, July 12, 1929)

   The death of Mary Poor Fox, of Andover, occurred Saturday afternoon [June 6, 1929] at the home of her son, George Fox, after an illness of several years. Funeral services were held Monday from the home. The body was taken to Mrs. Fox’s former home, Dorchester, Mass., for burial. 

   Merton H. Fox, 1903 - 1981  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Merton H. Fox, 78, died Saturday [May 30, 1981] at his home on Pine Street.

  He was born May 12,1903 at Porter, the son of Henry and Emma Head Fox. He had lived here all his life where he was a member of the First Congregational Church and a 50-year member of Cabot Lodge, K of P. He had served as president of the Andover Ski Club for a number of years.

  He is survived by his widow, Ann S. Fox, Andover; a son, Stanley Fox, Bethel; a step-son, John Sweatt, Winslow; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Congregational Church, Andover.   Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the memorial fund of the Congregational Church, Andover, in his memory. Arrangements by the Greenleaf Funeral Home, Bethel.
 

Stanley P. Fox, 1924 - 1987 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  BETHEL - Stanley P. Fox, 63, died Sunday morning [October 25, 1987] at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, following a long period of failing health.

  He was born in Lawrence, Mass., March 10, 1924, the son of Merton H. and Hazel Mills Fox. He was educated in the Andover schools and graduated from Andover High School in 1942. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He married Kathleen Knox on July 21, 1946. For a time he worked as a bus driver for the John Taylor Bus Company between Rumford and Rangeley. He also was employed by the Oxford Paper Company. He was a graduate of the Portland Barber School and has been a barber in Bethel for over 30 years. He was a member of the Bethel Gospel Center and the Mundt-Allen American Legion Post.

  He is survived by his wife of Bethel; two daughters, Miss Nancy Fox of Bethel and Mrs. Betsy York of South Paris; a son, Larry Fox of Bethel; his stepmother, Mrs. Ann Fox of Andover and six grandchildren.
 

Allan M. Fraser, 1918 - 1999  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  NORWAY - Allan Millard Fraser, 80, died Monday, Dec. 13,1999.  He was born in Kennebago, Sept. 7, 1918, son of John Millard Fraser and Adelia Morse.

  He graduated from Andover High School in 1935 and went to work in the woods with his father. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in August of 1941 and was assigned to the 503rd Fighter Squadron, 339th Fighter Group based in England.

   Upon returning to Maine in 1945 he went back to work in the woods he loved. He made his home in Andover with his wife, Violet near the covered bridge. Prior to his retirement he became an antique dealer and made many friends.

  He was a lifetime member of the Bethel Historical Society, a member of the Andover Historical Society, past member of the Rumford Historical Society, twice past master of the Lone Mountain Grange of Andover and past member of the Bethel VFW.

  Since 1980 he made his home in Bethel with his sister-in-law, Doris Fraser.

  Survivors include a son, Calvin Baker of Mexico; a sister, Peg Webber of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.

  He was predeceased by his wife, Violet Baker Fraser and a brother, Donald.
 

Georgie A. (Marston) Fraser, 1915 - 1987  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Georgie A. Fraser, 72, formerly of Fryeburg, died Sunday[June 14, 1987] at her home.

  Born in Andover [APRIL 17, 1915], she was the daughter of Warren and Eva Andrews Marston. She was educated in the schools of Andover. She was married to Kenneth G. Fraser of Fryeburg, who died in 1974. She lived in Fryeburg for many years and during that time, she and her husband raised more than 20 foster children. She moved back to Andover in 1975. She was a member of the East Andover Community Club and the Ladies’ Aid of the Congregational Church of Andover.

  She is survived by many foster children; a brother, Charles Marston of Andover; a sister, Marjorie Sessions of Middlebury, Vt.

  A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Toll Bridge Cemetery, Fryeburg.
 

Violet (Vienot) Fraser, 1911 - 1980  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Mrs. Violet V. Fraser died Wednesday [February 13, 1980] at the Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway, where she had been a patient for six weeks.

  She was an Andover resident, having lived most of her life there. Born at Andover, March 3, 1911, she was the daughter of William and Cordelia Bradeen Vienot. She was a former member of the Lone Mountain Grange of Andover and the Ellis Glen Temple Pythian Sisters of Andover. She had attended schools in Andover and Mexico. She was married in Riverside, Cal., in October, 1942 to Allan M. Eraser of Andover, who survives.

  Other survivors include a son, Calvin Baker of South Andover; a brother, Lawson Vienot of Wakefield, Mass., and four granddaughters.

  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 from Meader and Son funeral home, Rumford, with burial at East Ellis Cemetery, Rumford, in the spring.
 

Dean R. Frazier, 1956 - 2001  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dean Richard Frazier, 45, died Nov. 21. [2001]

  He was born in Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 9, 1956, the son of Harold L. and Joyce (Schenck) Frazier. He moved to the Jacksonville area in 1989 from Quincy, Mass.

  Mr. Frazier was employed by Arrow Trucking and retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service.

  He is survived by his wife, Corinne Frazier, son, Darrik R. and daughter, Shannon L. Frazier all of Jacksonville; a brother, Howard L. of Lisbon Falls; and two sisters, Christy S. Mulvaney of Andover and Carol M. McDonough of Portland.

  He was predeceased by his father.
 

Harold L. Frazier, 1928 - 1995  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  PORTLAND - Harold Lee Frazier, 67, of Newton Street, Andover, died Thursday [September 28, 1995] at Mercy Hospital in Portland, where he had been a patient for one week and following a brief illness.

  He was born April 22, 1928, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of Hubert Lee and Susan (Harmon) Frazier. He received his education in New Jersey schools. On Jan. 4, 1952, in Syracuse, N.Y., he married Joyce Schenck. Mr. Frazier was a retired senior chief in the U.S. Navy, having served from 1944 until 1966. He was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Newfoundland; Norfolk, Va.; Kansas; Pennsylvania; Hawaii; and Maryland.

  He had worked for INTELSAT in Washington, D.C. and COMSAT in Andover, Maine as a naval electronics technician. Upon retiring in 1966, he and his family moved to Andover. At the time of his death, Mr., Frazier was a Selectman for the town of Andover. He was a member of the American Legion Post #24 of Rumford and was also a member of the Blazing Star Masonic Lodge, Rumford Point and the Kora Temple Shrine. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking and particularly enjoyed working on computers.

  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joyce of Andover; two sons, Howard Lee Frazier of Lisbon Falls and Dean Richard Frazier of Jacksonville, Fla; two daughters, Christine Susan Frazier of Herndon, VA and Carolyn Marie McDonough of Rumford Center, seven grandchildren, Hanson "Hank" Frazier, Peter Frazier, David Jacques, Darrik Frazier, Shannon Frazier, Keagan McDonough and Kasey McDonough, and one great-grandson, Kyle Frazier.

Eliza (Sellew) French, 1846-1915 (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 4, 1915)

   Mrs. Eliza (Sellew) French, wife of John A. French, passed away at her home on Pine Street Saturday, November 27 [1915], after a lingering illness, aged 69 years. Mrs. French had lived most of her married life in Andover. To her family she was devoted and to her friends kindly and helpful and leaves a large number to her pleasant greetings.

 

   She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Clayton Sweatt and Miss Mabel French, three sons, Thomas French of Rumford, John and Fred French of this place, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Adams of California. The funeral services were held at her late home Sunday afternoon, Rev. George Graham officiating. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. 

Fred C. French, Sr., 1875 - 1957 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Fred C. French, Sr., 82, died Friday [October 11, 1957] in the Rumford Community Hospital. He was a resident of Pine Street, Andover. Born in Andover, March 17, 1857, he was the son of John A. and Eliza Seller [French]. Surviving are his widow, the former Nellie Morton; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Swan, Andover; three sons, Fred C. Jr., North Tonawanda, N.Y., Donald, Oquossoc; William, Andover; a sister, Miss Mabel French, Boston; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

    Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Congregational Church with Rev. Andrew Young officiating. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Bearers were Arthur Whitten, Harold Hodsdon, Louis Hall and Philip Learned.

  Attending from out of town were Mrs. Jennie French, Mrs. Minerva Anderson, and Miss Marjorie Latham, Rumford; Mr. And Mrs. William Rafuse, Mr. and Mrs. Derrill Oakes, Ridlonville; Mrs. Helen Dorr, auburn and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hodsdon, Wilton.

Jennie M. (Mitchell) French, 1874 – 1965  (From the Rumford Falls Times, December 9, 1965)

  The death of Mrs. Jennie M. French, 91, of 405 York Street occurred at Floyd’s Nursing Home, South Rumford, on December 2. She had been a resident of the community for 57 years.

  Mrs. French was born July 7, 1874 in Litchfield, the daughter of George E. and Sevia Jenkins Mitchell. She married the late Thomas French.

  She had always been an active member of the Rumford Methodist Church.

  Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Minerva Anderson, Rumford; an son, Robert E. French, Weston, Mass.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held at 2 pm. December 5, at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, and burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover.

John A. French, 1838-1923 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 10, 1923)

 

   John A. French died at his home Friday, May 3 [1923] after a few days illness. He was born in New Hampshire but has lived in Andover over fifty years. He was one of the prominent citizens of Andover, being engaged in trade and proprietor of a hotel for many years. He has also been actively engaged in town affairs, being treasurer of the Andover Water Co. at the time of his death.

 

   He is survived by two daughters, Miss Mabel French and Mrs. Minnie Sweatt of Andover, and three sons, Thomas French of Rumford, John French of Lynn, Mass., and Fred French of Andover. Funeral services were held from his late home Monday, conducted by Rev. C.W. Robinson and attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.

 

Lydia Frances French, Abt. 1832-1929 (From the Rumford Falls Times, January 25, 1929)

 

   In the death of Lydia Frances French, a life-long resident of Newmarket, N. H., on Wednesday, January 2 [1929] the children of the late John A. French of this town lost their oldest relative. She had lived to the advanced age of 97 years, 1 month and 22 days, and had retained to the last the use of her faculties, her memory and her interest in life. She was a daughter of Edmund Durell French and Martha A. Brackett, and a cousin of Fred C. French and Minnie French Sweatt, this town.

Mabel E. French, 1882 - Abt. 1947 (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Miss Mabel E. French, 65, died Thursday [no date given] at the Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Holliston, Mass.

 She was born Sept. 28, 1882 at Andover, the daughter of John A. and Eliza B. French. A graduate of Andover High School in the class of 1898, she also was graduated from Hebron Academy in 1901. Miss French lived in Andover until 1923 when she went to Boston to make her home, where she was associated with the Federal Mutual and Lumberman's Mutual Insurance Companies for 18 years. At the time of her retirement she was employed at the Nursery Training School, Boston.

  Only survivors are nieces and nephews.
 

R. Donald French, 1922-2005 (From the Bethel Citizen)

  NORWAY -- R. [Richard] Donald French, 82, of Andover, passed away after a battle of C.O.P.D. on Aug. 23, 2005 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway.      

   He was born in Andover on Sept. 19, 1922, a son of Fred C. and Nellie (Morton) French. He graduated from Andover High School Class of 1942 [s/b 1940] and then went to machinist school.

   Donald was drafted as an airplane mechanic into the 239th Army Air Force Base Unit as a Corporal where he served from April 1943 to Feb. 1946 during World War II. He had worked on the airplane that dropped the Atomic Bomb, The Enola Gay.

   After the service, he owned and operated his own business as a master plumber and electrician.

    He then went to work in Oxford Paper Company and retired in the mid 80's from Boise Cascade Paper Company in Rumford as a machine tender after more than 25 years.

     Donald was active in the Andover Fire Department and served as fire chief for years and spent 56 years as a fireman.

     He was a member of the Andover Congregational Church and served as treasurer for 16 years.

     He was always ready to help anyone in need. He was instrumental in the erection of the Civil War Memorial on the Andover Common.

     He was married in Andover on Feb. 23, 1944 to his wife of 61 years, Doris Feener French, who survives of Andover. Other survivors include two daughters, Donna Cunningham and husband, Randy of Rumford, Debra Richard and husband, Gary of Andover; four grandchildren, Lisa Jodrey of Mexico, Ryan Richard of Rumford, Michelle Cunningham of Portland, and Melissa Cunningham of Newry; and a great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Richard of Rumford.

     He was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Swan; and two brothers, Fred and William French.      

Tom French, 1868 - 1944 (Story probably from the Rumford Falls Times)

Tom French Dies Suddenly Here Wednesday Morning

  Tom French, York Street, one of Rumford's outstanding early settlers, died suddenly Wednesday morning, March 1 [1944] at the office of Dr. E. M. McCarty, where he had gone for treatment.

 Mr. French was born in Andover, June 6, 1868, the son of John A. and Elizabeth Sellers French, and spent his early life in Andover.

  He was married to Jennie S. Mitchell in 1894 and moved soon to Lancaster, Mass., where he had employment several years with the Bayard Thayer Co.

 Mr. French came to Rumford in 1906 and for a time ran a machine shop. During World War I he was with the Bath Iron Works, returning to Rumford to work at the International Mill. He has been in ill health several years, and since a shock a year ago he had been at home.

  Mr. French was an outstanding mechanical genius. He was especially interested in steam and its applications.

  Besides his wife he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Minerva Anderson, a son, Robert, an Ensign in the Bureau of Ships, Washington, D. C.; one granddaughter; Mrs. Thomas H. Fredericks; two brothers, Fred C. of Andover and John A. of Lynn, Mass. two sisters, Mabel E. French, Boston, and Mrs. Clayton Sweatt, Andover.

 The funeral will be from the late home on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. A. A. Callaghan will officiate.
 

Clay Fyrberg, Abt. 1960 - 1995  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  LEWISTON - Clay Fyrberg, 35, died Wednesday [September 13, 1995] at Montello Manor Nursing Home, Lewiston. He had resided on the East Andover Road, East Andover, and had lived in the area for over 25 years.

  He was born in Ipswich, Mass., and received his GED from Telstar Regional High School in Bethel. He had been employed in the dietary department at Rumford Community Hospital in Rumford for several years prior to his retirement in 1981 due to ill health. He was a former member of the Snow Valley Snow Goers Snowmobile Club in Andover. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping.

  Survivors include his parents of East Andover; two brothers, Glenn and Steven Fyrberg of East Andover; one sister, Mrs. Michael (Heidi) Bean of Milton Plantation; and eight nieces and nephews.

Glenn R. Fyrberg, 1953 - 2006

RICHARDSONTOWN TWP. - Glenn R. Fyrberg, 53, of Farmers Hill Road, East Andover, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Aug. 6. [2006]

He was born in Ipswich, Mass., on Feb. 15, 1953, a son of Roland C. and Judith A. (Kent) Fyrberg.

Glenn was educated in Massachusetts and Bethel schools.

He loved the wilderness and was a registered Maine guide for many years. He later was a self-employed logger until his recent illness prevented him from being in the woods.

Glenn loved fishing and camping, and at the time of his death he was with his brother, Steve, camping at Richardson Lake.

He loved spending time with his family and being at peace at home.

Glenn was looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild in October.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lana (Nevel) Fyrberg; his mother, Judith A. Fyrberg of Andover; three daughters, Jennifer Fyrberg and companion, Jayson Hebert, of Gray, Jillian M. Fyrberg of Andover, and Jasmine A. Fyrberg of Andover; a sister, Heidi Bean and husband, Mike, of Milton Township; a brother, Stephen Fyrberg of Andover; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father, Roland Fyrberg; a brother, Clay Fyrberg; and his beloved dog, Misty.
 

Roland C. Fyrberg, 1930 - 1996  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  TOGUS - Roland C. Fyrberg, 65, died Friday, March 29, [1996] at the Veterans Hospital. Since 1970 he has resided on the East Andover Road, East Andover and was formerly of Ipswich, Mass. for many years.

  He was born in Ipswich, Mass., on May 26, 1930 and was the son of Carl and Ruth (Leat) Fyrberg. He had attended schools in Ipswich, Mass., and served as a Corporal in the Army Signal Corp from 1952 to 1954.

  He had worked 15 years for the Massachusetts Department of Forest and Parks and from 1970 when he moved to Maine he worked for W.S. Abbott in East Rumford as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic until retirement in 1989 when he became a licensed Maine Guide, and worked for the Nahamakanta Lake Camps and the Spruce Lodge Camps in Maine.

  He was a member of the Swasey-Torrey Post 100, American Legion in Dixfield and was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and fishing.

  He was married in Rowley, Mass., on May 27, 1951 to the former Judith Kent who survives of East Andover; other survivors include two sons, Glenn and Steven of East Andover; one daughter, Mrs. Michael (Heidi) Bean of Milton Plantation; two brothers, Carl of Gorham and Theodore of Rowley, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Ruth B. Harris of Ipswich, Mass.; eight grandchildren; Jennifer, Jillion, Jasmine, Liza, Forrest and Shannon Fyrberg, all of East Andover, and Todd and Kevin Bean of Milton.

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