Andover Obituaries Beginning with "I & J"

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   Frances Mae Irish, 1927 – 2008  (Obituary from the Bethel Citizen, October 9, 2008)

 

      Francis Mae Irish, 81, of South Main Street, Andover, formerly of Windham, died Saturday, Oct. 5 at Rumford Hospital.

 

     She was born in Topsham, April 9, 1927, one of ten children of Edgar and Mary Garland White. She worked at Sebago Moc Shoe Co. for 10 years and for Esther Staples for 10 years.

 

     Survivors include five children and their spouse, Donna and Everett Mayberry of Andover, Jeanne Rouse of Andover, Leo and Brenda Irish of Andover, Viola and Francis Yates of Andover and Neil and Barbara Irish of Lyman; one brother, James White of Connecticut; five granddaughters, Tammy, Pamela, Lynn, Samantha and Sara; four grandsons, Dean, Daniel, Toby and Travis; five great-grandchildren, Whitney, McKenzie, Madison, Daniel and Elden; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Neal K. Irish; and son-in-law, Mahlon C. Rouse of Oklahoma.

 

     There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. Burial will follow at Mayberry Cemetery, Park Road, Windham.

 

Charles E. Jacobs, 1860 – 1946 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

 

   Charles Edward Jacobs, 77, died Tuesday Feb. 20 [1946] at the Community Hospital where he had been one week.

 

   A resident of Andover many years, Mr. Jacobs was born January 4, 1860 at Mechanic Falls, son of Charles E. and Emeline Blake Jacobs.

 

   He married Rose Campbell who died a few years ago.

 

   He is survived by a son, Ralph V. Jacobs of New York; granddaughter Mrs. Alice Sheraton, Poland; sister Mrs. Carrie N. Andrews, Auburn.

 

   Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Meader and Son Funeral Home, Rev. William Johnson officiating.

 

   Entombment was at Mechanic Falls. Burial will be in the Spring at the Maple Grove Cemetery.

 

Charles J. Jaros Jr., 1935 – 2004  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, April 28, 2004)

 

  Charles John “Charlie" Jaros Jr., 69, of Andover, died Friday, April 23, 2004 at the Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME after fighting a courageous six-month battle with blood cancer. A resident of the area all his life, he made his home on Church Street, Andover.

 

  He was born in Rumford on Jan. 20, 1935, a son of Charles J. and Mary (Wenckus) Jaros Sr. For over 22 years, "Charlie" served as a Specialist Five, Co. D. 262nd Engineer Battalion with the Army National Guard of Maine.

 

  He graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford, Class of 1955 and had attended Massachusetts Radio School of Technology in Boston, Andover the years took many electronic courses and received his Master's in Electronics from Devrie Institute.

 

  Over the years he had worked for the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Hanson Motors, Zenith T.V., and had owned and operated Shamena, Inc.  which included Town Radio & P.J's T.V. Rentals" which were his family electronics business for many years.  He also worked at COMSAT in Andover, as an electronic technician until retirement after more than 25 years in 1991.  Following retirement he taught computer courses at Region 9 for several years. 

 

  Charlie had formerly served as Civil Defense director of Andover, and also did the U.S. Postal Boat Mail Run at South Arm and the Richardson Lakes region.  He had served as the FAA inspector for the Non Directional Beacon Station, Rangeley.

 

  Charlie was a 4th Degree member of Fr. Ambrose J. Barry Council #2091, K. of C. where he had held chairs of the Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. He was a communicant of St. Anthanasius-St. John Church, a member of Stephens High School Alumni Association, a member of the Rumford Falls Aerie 1248, F.O.E., and a member of Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion.

 

  He loved his family, their camp at Roxbury Pond, traveling and staying at different military bases between home and St. Louis, and he had a deep respect for his country and especially the American flag.

 

  He was married in Rumford on May 11, 1963 to the former Colleen M. Durland, who survives of Andover. Other survivors include two daughters, Maryanne McArthur and husband, Fred of St. Peters, MO, Patti Anne Bryant and husband, Mike of Manchester, NH; a son, Charles J. “Chuck” Jaros II and wife, Elena of Whitensville, MA; two sisters, Theresa Legere of Rumford, and Barbara Heath and husband, Harold of Livermore Falls; eight grandchildren, Crosby, Kelsey and Lane McArthur of St. Peters, MO, Garrison and Dorsey Bryant of Manchester, NH, Dimitri and Galina Jaros, and Dennis Milichen, all of Whitensville, MA.

 

  He was predeceased by a sister, Estelle Petrie; and a brother-in-law, Del Legere.

 

  There are no public calling hours, but friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Anthanasius-St. John Church, Rumford. Because of his interest and dedication to “Relay of Life”, those who desire, please contribute to the “Gibson Oncology Unit” c/c Maine Medical Center, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04101 in his memory.

Albert A. Jenne, Abt. 1841-1918 (From the Rumford Falls Times, March 30, 1918)

 

   Friends in town were sorry to hear of the death of Albert A. Jenne, who died in a hospital in Rumford March 29, [1918], aged 77 years and six months. Mr. Jenne lived in Andover for several years where he held many responsible places in town offices, etc. In his younger days he had attended high school and taught in the schools of Andover where he was much respected.

 

Alice (Cole) Jodrey, 1921 - 1993  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Mrs. Alice V. Jodrey, 72, a lifelong resident of Andover, died Saturday [March 16, 1993] at the Rumford Community Hospital.

  She was born at Andover on March 4, 1921, the daughter of Virgil and Dorothy Roberts Cole. She graduated from Andover High School class of 1938. She had been employed at the R. J. Swain Dowel Mill and then worked at Andover Wood Products and G. H. Bass for several years until retirement. She was married in Rumford Center on Dec. 18, 1938 to John W. Jodrey Sr.

  She is survived by her husband, John of Andover; four sons, John Jodrey Jr. of Mexico, Leroy Jodrey of Canton, and Kenneth and Richard Jodrey, both of Andover; five daughters, Mrs. Hanson (Elaine) Morton and Mrs. Owen (Virginia) Morton both of Andover, Mrs. Loretta Huston of Sanford, Mrs. Alfred (Roberta) Roy of Frye, and Mrs. James (Rosemary) Taylor of Mexico; one brother, Arthur Cole of Andover; 32 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Dorothy Amy Jodrey, and a grandson, Alfred Roy Jr.
 

Amy L. (Averill) Jodrey, 1904 -1967  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  Amy L. Jodrey, 67, of 145 Oak St., Lewiston, died unexpectedly Thursday night [Aug. 10, 1967] at the Central Maine General Hospital after a brief illness.

  Born at Andover, Dec. 18, 1904, she was the daughter of Alvin and Maud Merrill Averill and was educated in schools of Andover.

  Mrs. Jodrey was married in 1930 to Clarence H. Jodrey and the couple moved to Lewiston in 1937. She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Dorothy Poch of Rota, Spain, Margaret Roberts of Rumford, and Alice Sennett of Andover; a brother, Linwood Averill of Rumford; and a sister, Alice Miller of Rumford; and nine grandchildren.

  Funeral services will be held at the Plummer and Merrill Funeral Home, Saturday, Aug. 12 at 1 p.m. Interment Graceland Memorial Park.
 

Bertha M. (Tyler) Jodrey, 1907 - 1983  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  ANDOVER - Bertha May Jodrey, 75, died Monday [no date given, but year was 1983] at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

   She had resided in Andover since 1930.

   She was born at Grafton, Sept. 22, 1907 the daughter of Fred and Fannie Swett Tyler. She attended Bethel schools and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1925.

  She later attended Bay Path Institute in Springfield, Mass., and had worked as a cook at area establishments, including the Homestead restaurant in Andover. She married Charles Jodrey on March 1, 1930 and they had resided here since that time.

   Survivors include her husband of Andover, a son, Sidney of Winstead, Conn.; three brothers Harold Tyler of Bryant Pond, Warren Tyler of Manchester, N.H., and Walter Tyler of Troy, N.H.; and one granddaughter.
 

Charles E. Jodrey, 1907 - 1993  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Charles Edward Jodrey, 86, died Tuesday [May 25, 1993] at Rumford Community Home. He was an Andover resident and had lived in the area since 1930.

  He was born April 21,1907 in Maitland Forks, Nova Scotia, the son of Charles and Emma Slumwhite [Slauenwhite?] Jodrey. He attended schools in Nova Scotia and was a woodsman most of his life in the Andover area until he retired in 1960. He was married March 1, 1930 in Bethel to Bertha May Tyler; she died in Lewiston April 18, 1983.

  Mr. Jodrey is survived by a son, Sidney A. Jodrey of Winstead, Conn.; a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
 

John W. Jodrey Sr., 1915 - 1994  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  RUMFORD - John W. Jodrey Sr., 78, died Friday [July 8, 1994] at the Rumford Community Hospital where he was a patient the past few days. He had resided in Andover for many years and was a lifelong resident of the area.

  Mr. Jodrey was born in Rumford on Sept. 21. 1915, and was the son of Kenneth and Amy (Blake) Jodrey. He had attended Rumford schools. All his life he had worked as a woodsman and in local sawmills, including Raymond Akers, Andover Wood Products, R.J. Swain and Lester Farrington; he retired in 1975.

  Mr. Jodrey loved farming and animals, and especially horses and ponies, which he had in many area parades over the years.

  He was married in Rumford Center on Dec. 18. 1938, to the late Alice Cole, who died in Rumford on March 6,1993.

  Survivors include four sons, John W. Jodrey Jr. of Mexico; Leroy Jodrey of Canton, Kenneth and Richard Jodrey of Andover: five daughters, Mrs. Hanson (Elaine) Morton and Mrs. Owen (Virginia) Morton of Andover, Mrs. Loretta Huston of Sanford, Mrs. Alfred (Roberta) Roy of Frye, and Mrs. James (Rosemary) Taylor of Mexico; one sister, Mrs. Idella Loisel of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Walter Jodrey of Andover; 38 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

  He was predeceased by one daughter, Dorothy Amy Jodrey; one grandson. Alfred Roy Jr. one sister, Mrs. Marion Arsenault; and one brother, G.B. "Bud" Jodrey.
 

Kenneth W. Jodrey, 1948 - 1997  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated local newspaper)

  RUMFORD - Kenneth W. Jodrey, 48, died Tuesday, May 13, [1997] upon arrival at the Rumford Community Hospital. He was a resident of Andover and had lived in the area all his life.

  He was born in Rumford, Oct. 6, 1948, the son of John and Alice (Cole) Jodrey Sr. He was a graduate of Andover High School with the class of 1967. He was a self-employed truck driver for Ken's Trucking in Andover.

  He was a member of Maine Snowmobile Association, president of Snow Valley Snow Goers, member of Andover Loggers Softball Team, Ellis River Riders, and NRA.

  He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish, and snowmobile and especially loved his children and grandchildren.

  Survivors include three daughters, Alicia of Rumford, Mrs. Jamie (Lonna) Downs of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. Kevin (Marcey) Sweetser of Mexico; two sons, Kenneth Jr. of Andover and Richard Gilks of Lewiston; two brothers, Leroy and his wife Tina of Canton, and Richard and his wife Rhonda of Andover; five sisters, Mrs. Hanson (Elaine) Morton and Mrs. Owen (Virginia) Morton both of Andover, Loretta Huston of Sanford, Mrs. Alfred (Roberta) Roy of Frye and Mrs. James (Rosemary) Taylor of Mexico; four grandchildren, Jamie Downs Jr. and Kayla Downs both of Virginia Beach, Joshua Merrill and Mariah Sweetser, both of Mexico; his companion Kimberly Gautreau.

  He was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Amy, and a brother, John W. Jr.
 

Marjorie P. “Mardy” (Campbell) Jodrey, 1918 - 2000  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  Marjorie P. "Mardy" Jodrey, 82, of Andover, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, with her family by her side at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

  A lifelong resident of Andover, she made her home on Pine Street.

  She was born in Andover on June 29, 19l8, daughter of Daniel and Annie (Woods) Campbell and graduated from the Andover High School Class of 1936.

  Mrs. Jodrey had worked as post mistress and officer in charge at the Andover Post Office for over 37 years until her retirement in 1984.

  She was a member of the Andover Congregational Church, a member of the 1918 Club, former member of the Andover Grange and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.

  She was married in Rumford on March 24, 1947, to the late Walter L. Jodrey, who died in Lewiston on Feb. 15,1998.

  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Merilee Thurston and husband Rex of Andover and, Mrs. Marguerite "Maggie” Humphrey of Grandy, N.C.; a son, Theodore Purcell and wife Lola of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Amos Campbell of Auburn. She was predeceased by a brother, Francis Campbell; and two sisters, Cecilia Remington and Marguerite Emerson.
 

Sidney Jodrey, 1935-2008 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

WINSTED, CT - Sidney Albert Jodrey, 72, passed away on March 17, 2008, at his home.

     He was born on Dec. 14, 1935, in Andover, the son of the late Charles and Bertha Jodrey.

     He served in the United States Navy. Sidney was a resident of Winsted since 1960 and was employed by Perry Technology Corp. in New Hartford.
     He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Hilton and her husband J. Mark of Torrington; and a granddaughter, Toni Flint and her fiancee, Chris of Newington.
     Graveside services will be held at Forest View Cemetery, Winsted with full military Honors at a later date.

Walter L. Jodrey, 1918 - 1998  (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times)

  LEWISTON - Walter L. Jodrey, 79, died Sunday, Feb. 15 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston where he had been a patient the past two days. He had resided on Pine Street in Andover and was a lifelong resident of the Andover and Rumford area.

  He was born in Rumford on Dec. 20, 1918, the son of Kenneth and Amy Blake Jodrey. He had attended schools in Rumford and was a World War II veteran having served as a Technician 4th grade in the Army with Troop A, 91st Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron, including overseas in the European Theater.

  He had worked as a truck driver for H.P. Hood Co. in Rumford and later at Ferland's Dairy and then for many years for the Andover Wood Products in the maintenance department until retirement in the mid 1980s. He was a member of the Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion and was a member of the Maine 1918 Club.

  He was married in Rumford on March 24, 1947 to the former Marjorie Campbell who survives him. Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Rex (Merilee) Thurston of Andover, Mrs. Marguerite "Maggie" Humphrey of Grandy, N.C.; a son, Theodore Purcell and his wife Lola of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Idella Loisel of Orlando, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Francis and Marjorie Purcell of San Diego, Calif., Melissa Humphrey of Grandy, N.C., Danny and his wife Jackie Thurston of Andover, Jon and his wife Mary Thurston of Farmington, Kurt and Josh Thurston of Andover; two great-grandchildren, Amanda Lynn Thurston and Stephen Leonard of Andover; many nieces and nephews.

  He was predeceased by a brother, John Jodrey Sr.; a sister, Marion Arsenault and two nephews, John Jodrey Jr., and Kenneth Jodrey.       

Eldora D. (Cayer) Jones, 1923-2007 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 5, 2007)    

   RUMFQRD — Eldora G. Jones, 84, of Rumford and formerly of East Andover, died on Nov. 27, 2007 at the Rumford Hospital.

 

Born in Rumford on June 11, 1923, she was a daughter of Louis and Laura (Demerse) Cayer.

 

   She was married in Mechanic Falls on Dec. 29, 1945 to the late Sidney J. Jones, who died in Lewiston on November 1, 2003.

 

    Survivors include two sons, Sydney J. Jones of Andover, and Roger Jones and his wife, Susan of Gray; a daughter, Laura Piawlock of East Andover; a brother, Louis Cayer of Rumford; a sister, Lorraine Goddard of CT; many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

  Private services will be held at the family’s convenience.   

 Sidney J. Jones, 1926 - 2003 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, November 5, 2003)        

 LEWISTON - Sidney J. Jones, 76, died on Nov. 1, 2003 at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was a resident of the East Andover Road, East Andover.                 

   Sidney was born in Wesleyville, Newfoundland, Canada on Nov. 13, 1926, the son of Sidney and Mary Ann (Windsor) Jones.

   A paper-maker, he was a runner on No. 6 paper machine at Boise Cascade Paper Company in Rumford until retirement.                    

   He was married in Mechanic Falls on Dec. 29, 1945 to the former Eldora G. Cayer, who resides in East Andover. Other survivors include two sons,  Sidney J. Jones of Andover, and Roger Jones and wife Susan of Gray; a  daughter, Laura Piawlock of Bethel; three brothers, Jabez of St. John Newfoundland, Canada, George of Toronto, Canada, and Cluny Jones of Nova Scotia, Canada; a sister, Louise Growler of Illinois; many grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Algernon S. Jordan, 1848-1907 (Obituary from the Rumford Falls Times, December 21, 1907)

 

   The funeral services of A. S. Jordan [son of Amos and Sarah (Farrington) Jordan] were held in the Congregational Church Saturday at one o’clock, Rev. E. W. Webber officiating assisted by Rev. T. H. Derrick. [Date of death was December 11, 1907] The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The Knights of Pythias attended in a body. After the service the Knights performed the Pythian burial which was quite impressive.

 

   Mr. Jordan was a member of the Oxford Bear Lodge, K of P, also an active member of the Christian Endeavor Society. Mr. Jordan’s brothers, James and George of Boston were present at the funeral.

 

   Mr. Jordan will be missed very much. He was one of the town’s best orators and took an active interest in all town affairs. The church was well-filled with friends who came to pay their last tribute to the departed.

Mildred (York) Judkins, 1906 - 1994  (Obituary from an unidentified and undated newspaper

  AUGUSTA - Mildred Y. Judkins, 88, formerly of Hallowell, died Thursday September 15, 1994] at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.

  Mrs. Judkins was born in Magalloway Aug. l, 1906, daughter of Win and Emma Morse York. Mrs. York and Mrs. Robert J. Swain (Lucie Morse Swain) were sisters.

  She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy of Farmingdale, Marilyn J. Emery of Brunswick; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Perry W. who died in 1965, and a son, Stanley W.

  The family lived in Andover during the late 1930s and early 1940s. They lived where the Merton Perkins live now.

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