Rose M. (Venditelli) Brown

Lewiston- Rose Marie Brown, 90, of Lewiston, passes away on March 27th, 2014 at St. Mary’s D’Youville Pavilion.   

Rose was born the daughter of the late Thomas and Philomena (Marocco) Venditelli on August, 17th, 1923 in Providence, RI.  She attended Saint Mary’s High school in Cranston, RI.   

Rose was a Bank Teller for Bank of America in Providence, RI. 

Rose is survived by her daughter, Sandra M. Brown-Eustis and her husband Scott, several nieces and nephews, and her caregiver June Charest.   

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland, ME.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Rose’s name to

The Greater Androscoggin Animal Society

55 Strawberry Ave

Lewiston, ME 04240

(207) 783-2311

Fernande A. (LaPlante) Bernard


Auburn, ME – Fernande A. (LaPlante) Bernard, 73, of Lewiston died on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Auburn Hospice House.  


She was born on November 1, 1940 in Van Buren, ME an adopted daughter of the late Camile & Lillian LaPlante and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. 


She work for Bates Mill in the 1970’s and was a part of the Bates College Cafeteria Staff in the 1980’s.


Fernande was a great artist and crafter and also enjoyed reading.  She also loved cats and was told often she would have made a great Vet.  She also played a “mean” game of Scrabble.


She is survived by her children Rose Lacasse, Betty Moore and Anthony Bernard as well as grandchildren Sarah and Amelia Lacasse, Emily, Rene, Briana and David Moore and Issac and Kasandra Bernard and a great grandchild Broc Bernard.  She also leaves behind her close girlfriends Shirley, Mel, Anita, Yvette, Rita and Shirley from NY.


A graveside service will be held at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn will be held at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, donation in her memory can be made to:


Auburn Hospice House


236 Stetson Road


Auburn, ME 04210


Carol (Hamilton) Maxfield

Portland, ME — Carol (Hamilton) Maxfield, 73, of Westbrook, died on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Maine Medical Center. 

Carol was born in Portland, ME on August 14, 1940 a daughter of the late John and Ruth (Walker) Hamilton.  She grew up in Windham and graduated from Windham High School. 

She retired in 2012 from the Maine Turnpike Authority, where she worked for twenty six years. Prior to that Carol owned and operated the Vaughan Street Variety in Portland for five years and also spent  twenty years working for CVS Pine Tree. 

Carol was a past Worthy Advisor for Rainbow, a member of Civil Air Patrol and a former member of the Portland Eagles Auxiliary.  She also had a love for ceramics, which translated to owning a ceramic studio in South Portland for a time. 

She is survived by a daughter Deborah Curry of Westbrook, two grandchildren Adam Curry and Olivia Donlin and a great grandchild Grayson all of Westbrook.  She also leaves a sister Karen H. Handley of Westbrook and her two daughters Shari and Bonnie. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:

Animal Refuge League

449 Stroudwater Street

Westbrook, ME 04092

Virginia L. Willoughby

Virginia Louise Cadwell Willoughby, age 83 of Westbrook, passed away on March 26, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  Born January 10, 1931 in Lewiston, Maine, Virginia was the daughter of Richard and Esther Cadwell.  She attended school in Lewiston and worked as a guide at Record Hunting Camps in Kingfield as a teenager. 

Coleman and Leora Miller played a large and important part in Virginia’s life and made it possible for her to go to nursing school by providing her a safe place to live. 

She married Lamont C. Willoughby in October 1953 in Washington, D.C. Virginia worked in the Osteopathic Hospital in Portland where she met Dr, Rand for whom she worked for 23 years.  She subsequently went on to continue her nursing career with Dr, Schober for another 22 years retiring at the age of 72.  

Virginia enjoyed snowshoeing, cross country skiing, reading, canning, fishing, gardening and traveling.  She shot her first deer when she was 15 with a .22.  

Virginia was a charter member and held office as president of Westbrook Rescue from 1968 until it went to a paid service in the 1980’s. She was well known for delivering the first baby on rescue.  

She is survived by her brother James Cadwell, sisters Patty Ridely and Jenny Savage, her children Carol Hanks, Linda, Chuck, Richard, and Lori Willoughby, 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and1great grandchild. 

A celebration of her life will be held at the Dunn Street Legion Hall, 17 Dunn Street in Westbrook on April 6th from 5:30 to 8:30pm.   

In lieu of flowers please send donations to:

VNA Home Health Hospice

50 Foden Rd. Suite #3,

South Portland, Maine 04106.


Paul L. Butler

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Butler PaulPaul L. Butler, III, 72, formerly of Leicester, Massachusetts, died peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Barron Center of Portland, Maine, after spending a week accompanied by his family.

A graduate of Middlebury College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, his life’s passions were writing poetry, teaching children, and exploring the great outdoors.

He is pre-deceased by his parents: Paul L. Butler, Jr. and Dorothy W. Butler of Leicester, Massachusetts. He is survived by his brother: Eugene Butler and his wife Judy of Paxton, Massachusetts; and three children: David Butler and his wife Martha of Baltimore, Maryland, Danielle (Butler) Burian and her husband Michael of Lewiston, Maine, and Chanterelle (Butler) Atkins and her husband Kevin of Wiscasset, Maine.

A private celebration of life will be held at Moosehead Lake in Maine. Condolences may be shared with the family through

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made payable to: “Treasurer, State of Maine,” with a note or memo line, “Donation for Camden Hills State Park trails in memory of Paul L. Butler.”Mail to:
Department of Conservation
106 Hogan Road, Suite 7
Bangor, ME  04401

These gifts will support one of his favorite locations, Mount Battie in Camden, Maine, where Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote Renascence in 1917, which begins:

All I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked the other way,
And saw three islands in a bay.
So with my eyes I traced the line
Of the horizon, thin and fine,
Straight around till I was come
Back to where I’d started from.

The Canane and Blyther Families

“We want to express our heartfelt gratitude for the kindness you have extended to the Canane and Blyther Family during one of the worst moments in our lives. Families anticipating the arrival of a new baby spend their resources preparing for the baby’s arrival. No One expects to have to deal with funeral arrangements for a newborn.  We are blessed that you are taking care of our little Aspen Babette Lee Canane at no cost and with dignity and respect.  You are a God send to our families.  Your generosity in helping families not have to worry about the funeral costs involved and just focus on grieving is a kindness that we won’t ever forget.”

Good Bless you and Thank you so very much,

The Canane and lyther Family

Carol A. (Smith) Jamison

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Jamison CarolSaco, ME – Carol A. (Smith) Jamison, 65, of Saco lost her battle with cancer and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at her home, in the arms of her loving husband and true soul mate, Charlie.

Carol was born on March 10, 1949 in Biddeford, ME a daughter of the late Rawlston E. & Dorothy K. (Brooks) Clark. She grew up in Kennebunk, attending local area schools and graduating from Kennebunk High School.

She married Charles S. Jamison on March 10, 1997 in Ohio and moved back to Maine in 2006, settling in Saco. She and Charlie enjoyed car rides, with a full tank of gas and nowhere to go, dining out, and simply being together.

Besides her mom and dad, Carol was predeceased by a sister, Ethel Walker.

Carol is survived by daughters Michelle Allen of Old Orchard Beach and Kristine Davis of Sanford; sisters Barbara DeCelles and her husband Roland of Arundel, and Edith Thomas of Sanford; step children Mandy Slemmons of Middleburg, OH, Tobi Jamison and his wife Erin of Union, OH and Wesley Jamison and his partner Gavin of Chicago, IL . She also leaves brother-in-law David Jamison, sister-in-law Carolyn Dandrea, and mother and father-in-law Myra and Ralph Jamison as well as cousins Priscille Bryant, Joanne Ricker, and Pauline Martin, and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, step grandchildren and close friends, and her beloved dog Gus.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at Seacoast Chapel, 228 Buxton Road, Saco. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel. Burial will be private.

Please visit to sign Carol’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s memory can be made to:

Hospice of Southern Maine

180 US Route 1

Scarborough, ME 04074

Thomas O. Darcy

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Darcey ThomasScarborough- Thomas Owen Darcy Sr., 50, of Hiram and Falmouth, passed away on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House surrounded by his family and loved ones.

He was born on May 1st, 1963 in Boston, MA, the son of Thomas R and M. Lois Darcy of Westwood, MA. He graduated from Westwood High School in 1981. During his high school years he played basketball and was a member of Young Life. He was best known to his friends as ‘Darse’. After High School, Tom attended Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton, MA. He then joined the Local Carpenters Union.

Tom married his high school sweetheart, Wendy Petersen, in 1987 in Westwood, MA and proceeded to have three beautiful children. He left the Carpentry Union and focused his career in Property Management in the healthcare field. Ultimately leading to the family moving to Falmouth, Maine in pursuit of this career path. In more recent years, Tom spent several seasons working for L.L.Bean and Lowe’s.

Tom’s favorite place to relax with family was at the family camp on Boyd Lake in Milo ME. Many hours were spent talking around the campfire, fishing, laughing, and sleeping on the boat. He also spent many weekends with family exploring the White Mountains of NH.

His many other interests include gardening, cribbage, camping, listening to music – especially the ‘Doors’, and attending his children’s sporting events.

Tom had a strong passion for cooking. He looked forward to holidays so he could share his passion with those he loved.

He also had an amazing talent to create Works of Art from a simple piece of wood. Each piece was crafted individually as a sign of his love for the recipient. Each and every piece will be treasured for many generations to come.      

He is survived by the mother of his children and wife of 23 years Wendy S. Petersen and his three children; Thomas O Darcy Jr, Matthew T Darcy and Meghan S Darcy all of Falmouth ME. He also leaves behind his sister, Lisa A Darcy of Hiram ME and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be gathering on Friday March 28th at the family home from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. All are welcome. For more information please contact:

A burial will be scheduled later this spring in his final resting place in Westwood, MA. Also, a private family service will be held this summer at the family camp in his memory.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland, ME.


Theodore K. Rice Jr.

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rice theodoreSouth Portland, ME – Theodore K. Rice Jr., CSW, RSAC, 81, of South Portland and formerly of Concord, NH, died on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Seaside Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on August 21, 1932 in Concord, NH a son of the late Theodore K. & Elnora (Weast) Rice Sr. He attended schools in Concord and graduated from Concord High School in 1948. He served his country in the US Army, serving with the military police.

Mr. Rice received further educated at Colby College and did his graduate work at Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire, and the University of Connecticut. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling as well as the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling and was licensed for independent practice as a Certified Social Worker in Maine. Theodore was also a Registered Substance Abuse Counselor in Maine and was President/Owner of Counseling & Consultation Services.

Mr. Rice was affiliated with the University of Southern Maine where he taught courses in Business Communication, Group Process and Introduction to Communications. He also served as a consultant to business and public sector services agencies as well as private practitioner and trainer.

He was employed at York County Counseling from 1974 thru 1982 as the clinical director of the substance abuse program and spent four years as Regional Director. He served as Chairman of the Maine Board of Registration of Substance Abuse Counselors; he also served on several advisory boards and held faculty positions at the University of Southern Maine Graduate School, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Connecticut.

Theodore has also held other positions including work in Federal and State penitentiaries, clinical director of a JCAH accredited alcoholism program and training and consultation throughout New England.

He was a past director of the Southern NH Appalachian Mountain Club and was a member of Project Soar, Boy Scouts of America, and the Presidents Club Colby College.

He loved hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking, cross country skiing, biking, snowshoeing, the ocean, rock collecting, teaching the Great Books adult classes at USM.

Theodore was a kind, generous and warm hearted man and will be missed by many including his son Theodore K. Rice, III of Lantana, FL, his daughter Elizabeth Worth and her husband Robert of Bow, NH, his two grandchildren Kyle E. Worth of Merrimack, NH and Justin R. Worth of Storrs, CT. He also leaves a brother Roger L. Rice of Cohassett, MA and three nephews Roger, Paul and David Rice.

A celebration of life will be held this summer at date to be determined.

Please visit to sign Theodore’s guest book and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Appalachian Mountain Club

5 Joy Street

Boston, MA 02108

ATTN: Ted Rice Jr. Memorial for Trail Maintenance


Merrimack County SPCA

130 Washington Street

Penacook, NH 03304

ATTN: Ted Rice Memorial

William A. Daniels

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Daniels William 813Auburn, ME – William A. Daniels, 92, of South Paris died on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Auburn Hospice House. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth R. (Carroll) Daniels who died on April 26, 2000.

Bill was born in Paris Hill, ME on July 26, 1921 a son of the late Alfred M. & Ethel (Twitchell) Daniels. He grew up in Paris Hill and graduated from Paris High School. He went on to remain a Paris area resident all of his life.

He served his country in the US Army during World War II from 1942-1946, earning the rank of Corporal. Prior to leaving for active duty, Bill married Elizabeth on September 17, 1942.

Bill worked as a carpenter for many years before retiring in the early 1980’s. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially at Richardson Lake in Andover, ME. He was a devoted family man, also putting his family first and doing whatever he could do to provide and support them. He was especially smitten with his grandchildren, even until days before his death, his face would light up for them.

He is survived by his two children, Sally E. Latham of Norway and David A. Daniels and his wife Bessie of Harrison. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, two sisters Mary Boynton of Paris Hill, ME and Phyllis Lasalle of Bolster Mills, ME as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Douglas A. Daniels, who died in 1966 and Marianne D. Mecervier, who died in 2001 and was the brother of the late Mark Daniels. He was also predeceased by a grandson and a great granddaughter.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris, ME.

Please visit to sign Bill’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:

Auburn Hospice House

236 Stetson Road

Auburn, ME 04210