Elmer L. “Pitt” Dumont

Portland, Maine – Elmer “Pitt” Dumont , 68, of Fellows Street, South Portland, ME, died on February 18, 2016 at Seaside Rehabilitation and Health Care in Portland following a brief illness with cancer. 

He was born in Lewiston, ME, on March 2, 1947 son of Albenie and Elizabeth Dumont, and raised by Armand and Phoebe Gagnon of Lewiston. Elmer attended Westbrook High School.  After high school, Elmer served with the U.S. Air Force from 1966 – 1970.  

Following his military service, Pitt worked at WH Shurtleff for 18 years and later retired from Oakhill Beverage 2014.

In his earlier years, Pitt enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, playing guitar and working on crossword puzzles.

Pitt was preceded in death by his parents, Armand and Phoebe Gagnon as well as Albenie and Elizabeth Dumont, his brothers, Vinal, Howard, Lawrence and Norman.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan of South Portland, daughter Tammy Dumont of South Portland, daughter Stephanie (Dumont) Heathman and her husband Terry of Gardner, Kansas, three grandchildren, Ashley, Josh and Terry III and one great-grand daughter Emma, his brother Wayne Gagnon and sister Beatrice McLaughlin.

 

Services will be private.

James E. “Jimmy” Golding Jr.

Raymond,Me- James E. Golding Jr., 68 passed away unexpectedly on February 24,2016. 

Jimmy was born January 5,1948 in Brunswick, Me to James & Thelma (Litchfield) Golding. 

Jimmy married Judith Sanford and they had 2 children together, Robert and Rachel. Years later, he married Elaine Penley and she had a son Kevin. 

Jimmy worked for many years at L.L. Bean and Curtis Lawn Care, both in Freeport. He moved to Florida in 2002 to open his own Lawn Care business only to return to Maine in 2008. He was then employed at Berlin City Toyota/Lexus of Portland until retiring in 2012. 

Jimmy was a true cheer leader for all of his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. Often showing up with cut oranges for all the players. He held a special place in his heart for the GNG Diamond cheering teams. Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fly fishing and hunting with his son, Robert. He was an avid NASCAR fan, loving Tony Stewart. His favorite saying at any time was “Go Tony!” 

He is survived by his son Robert and wife Calli of Mechanic Falls, Me; and daughter Rachel and her husband Joseph of New Gloucester, ME. His step son Kevin and his wife Denise of New Boston, NH. Four sisters, Lillian Hall of Pownal, ME, Ini and Pete Harrison of Freeport and Sandi Brooks of Farmingdale, Me. Marjorie Golding Larrivee and her husband David, and brother Mark Golding all of Raymond, ME. 

He had 10 Grand Children that were his world. Kendall, Gabrielle and Jarrett Golding; Breanna Hart and Alandra Burnham; Sydney, Abigail and Alexis Spinney; and Ethan and Alex King. He also had 7 great grandchildren. He also had many cousins, nephews, aunts, uncles and there families. He had countless special friends because Jimmy was just that kind of man that could be friends with anyone and do any thing for everyone.  

He was predeceased by both of his parents, and by brother-in laws David Ingerson, Roderick Brooks. 

A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held at the First Parish Congregational Church 461 Elmwood Road Pownal, Maine on March 6, 2016 from 2 to 4pm. All are welcome, friends and family to celebrate his life. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations to help with the cost of his services.

Philip “Phil” L. Gagnon

Cape Elizabeth, Maine – Philip (Phil) L. Gagnon, 88, of Hannaford Cove Road, died on February 2nd at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough following a long illness.  He was born in Fitchburg, MA, son of Ovida and Yvonne Gagnon, moved to Schuylerville, NY and graduated from Schuylerville High School.  Mr. Gagnon served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.  

Following his military service, Phil attended Champlain College in Plattsburg, NY and the Veterans Vocation School in Troy, NY.  He also completed the General Electric Manufacturing Training Program at Schenectady, NY.  Phil had a 32 year career with the General Electric Company where he worked at GE’s Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory’s West Milton Test Site and the Large Steam Turbine Department at Schenectady, NY.  He relocated to Cape Elizabeth, ME in 1967 to help establish GE’s Heat Transfer Department in South Portland where he worked until his retirement in the mid-1980s. 

Phil was a long-time communicant and usher at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Cape Elizabeth.  He enjoyed studying the American Civil War and visiting Civil War battle sites. 

Phil was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Helen L. (Bergin) Gagnon and son, Dr. David Gagnon of Richmond, KY.  He is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Gagnon of Centerville, VA, and three sons: Damian Gagnon of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Christopher Gagnon of Plymouth, MA and Mark Gagnon of North Bend, OR, and 10 grandchildren. 

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on May 26, 2016 at St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME.  For those desiring, donations are suggested to the Fisher House Foundation, www.fisherhouse.org.

Gene D. Norris

 

 

 

 

Yarmouth, ME — Gene D. Norris, 67, of Troutdale, VA formerly of Waterboro, died on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Auburn Hospice House.

He was born on August 6, 1948 a son of the late Ernest & Othel Norris.  Gene grew up in Ayer, MA attending local area schools and graduating from Ayer High School.  After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the US Army, serving two tours in Vietnam, in the infantry division. He served as a paratrooper and was a part of the Long-range reconnaissance patrols or LRRPs unit. Gene received the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. Gene was also a proud member of the 173D Airborne Brigade Association.

After returning home, Gene moved to Maine where he started his family and returned to school. He attended USM Gorham & Portland and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a minor in Agriculture.

Gene was a teacher for many years throughout the Massabesic School District after which he became an over the road truck driver, traveling from Maine to California.  When Gene decided that long-haul driving was no longer for him, he became a local driver for Moulison North out of Biddeford.  He became a great friends with the owner Ken, they would take many trips together both personal and work related.  Ken said that “Gene was a true friend, not just someone who worked for me.”

He had a great love for football, playing all through high school and going on to coach the first youth football league in Waterboro, ME.  Not only was he a big Patriots fan, but he adored the Greely Football Teams, following his grandchildren through their youth football career.  He would make sure to arrange his schedule to be in Maine, every year for football season.  His presence was always known when he would pull up to football events on his Harley Davidson. Gene was a classical man’s man, with his love of the outdoors, kayaking and hunting.  He loved listening to “great Music”; Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Janis Joplin to name a few. He saw Janis Joplin in concert once and said “she wasn’t much to look at, but man could she sing”.  Gene was an avid reader all his life and loved John Wayne movies.

His legacy is his family, he was a true family man, exceptional father and an amazing grandfather, leaving behind his number one daughter Amy Perham and her husband Michael of Yarmouth, ME and two sons Robert Norris and his wife Christel of Virginia and Donald Norris of Biddeford.   Two  nieces Khristine Perez and La’Raesa Norris both of IL and his grandchildren; Brian Gouin Jr., Isaiah Richardson & Coles Stiles of Yarmouth, Me,  Trey & Kori Norris of Limerick, Me. and Donnie & David Norris of Biddeford, Me.  He was also the brother of the late Lonnie Rodgers and Ann Norris.  Everyone who knew him said he was a true, genuine and sincere man.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave. Portland, ME.  A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Jeff Logan, will follow at 2 p.m. at the Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/  or the Dempsey Center, 10 High Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

 

 

 

Janice M. (Lebahn) Ronan

Gorham, ME – Janice M. (Lebahn) Ronan, 64, of Gorham passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016 at her home. 

She was born on November 9, 1951, in Buffalo, NY, to Wilbert and Thelma Lebahn.  She graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1969, and State University of New York, College at Buffalo in 1973.  Jan started her career with IBM in Buffalo in Field Engineering, troubleshooting mainframe computer software, and was with them for 23 years in various locations including Winnipeg, Manitoba; Hartford, Connecticut; and Portland, Maine.  She always enjoyed problem solving and helping friends with their computers. 

Outside of work, Janice enjoyed swimming, camping and hiking, traveling, sewing and quilting, all crafts, gardening and golfing (especially many years with the women of Val Halla, Cumberland, Maine). 

Her travels included the Caribbean Islands, Alaska, New Zealand and the British Isles where she and Ray walked the Coast-to-Coast trail.  She married Raymond Ronan in 2007 – he was her true soul mate. 

In Addition to her parents, Janice was predeceased by her brother, Paul.  She is survived by her husband, Raymond; brother, Lawrence (Nora) Lebahn; twin sister, Jane (James) Walter; nieces and nephews, Paul (Janice) Lebahn; Michelle (Rob) June; Matthew (Margaret) Lebahn; Joseph Walter, Kathryn (John) Dills; and Margaret Walter; 16 grand nieces and nephews; cousins, Robert (Jackie) Lallak; Raymond (Mary) Lallak; Wendy (Fred) Quinn and former husband, Bruce Gove. 

 

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 14, at 3:00 pm, at the Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center, Windham, Maine.  Please send your donations, made out to Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, P.O. Box 322, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (and note on the check that it is in Memory of Janice Ronan, TTT2015), or donate to Turn The Tide Retreat at http://www.bethwrightcancercenter.org/ovarian-cancer-retreat

Jacquelyn E. (Roche) “Jackie” Dinsmore

PORTLAND – Jacquelyn E. (Roche) Dinsmore, 81, went home to her Savior on Thursday, February 4, 2016. 

She was born on September 3, 1934 in Portland, ME, daughter of Elmer and Elizabeth Roche. She attended Portland schools and graduated from Portland High School in 1952. 

After graduation, Jackie worked as a bookkeeper for several companies including: Senak, Sears and The District Office of the Assemblies of God Church. After retirement, she worked at Porteous, Mitchell & Braun, where she could use her special talent of obtaining a bargain, as well as her kind heart and sparkling personality with anyone she encountered. 

Jackie’s entire life was spent devoted to her church, The First Assembly of God in Portland, where she attended for over sixty years.  Jackie loved children; she spent most of her years working as a Sunday School teacher and was able to bring countless children to know and love Jesus. 

Jackie was an inspiration to everyone she met. Though she faced many struggles in her life, she never let herself dwindle in the way of her faith.  She was upbeat, positive and even when her health began to decline, she spent her days thinking of others and how to make them happy. She was the sunshine in many of our lives.  On December 8, 1984, Jackie married Ralph Dinsmore. 

She was predeceased by her father and mother, as well as her sister Eleanor Williams.  Jackie is survived by her husband, Ralph, her sisters Floray Roche and Deborah McCarthy and her very special girl, Elizabeth Voisine. Jackie leaves behind twelve nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews and many, many dear friends. 

Her family would like to thank the staff of 2 South at the Barron Center for loving and caring for Jackie during her time spent there.

There will be a visitation on Monday, February 8 from 10-12 at The First Assembly of God Church, 243 Cumberland Avenue, Portland Maine, followed by a service to celebrate her life. The family invites you to stay for a reception in Jackie’s honor after the service.

Burial will be in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

The First Assembly of God Church

243 Cumberland Ave 

Portland, ME 04101