Donelda “Donnie” Jo Madore

Freeport – Donelda “Donnie” Jo Madore passed away on Saturday February 10,2018 due to a fire in her home; she was 68.

Donelda was born on July 18, 1949 in Artesia California, the daughter of Donald Jay and Virginia Irene (Jackson) McKenna. She grew up in Westbrook ME, graduating from Westbrook High in 1967. She worked as a CANA first in Massachusetts and then at Pineland. Her last job was as in the shipping and receiving department for BJ’s in Portland ME; until 1998 when she decided to fulfill her passions as an amazing home maker and extremely talented ceramic artist.

Donelda was a member of the Grange where she met her husband David Madore Sr. and they married soon after; they would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in October of this year.

Her passion was creating many mouse figures in the style of Charming Tails. Her passion for ceramics was so great that she even taught classes from her studio at her home. Donelda also enjoyed traveling with her husband David to their time shares. Her favorite place to visit was Villa Roma Resort in New York. Any travel was an amazing adventure for her and if she could find a zoo to visit it was a magical journey. She was an avid animal lover, craftsman, teacher, wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all the people she has touched.

Donelda leaves her husband David Madore Sr.; her children, David Jr., Dorothy Kozuszek and Deidra Madore and their spouses, and her granddaughter Cassidy. She also leaves her siblings; Sandy, Donald Jay, Bette, Kenneth and Carolyn.

A celebration of her life will be at a later date. Donelda will be buried at the Madore Family Plot in Millinocket.

 

Priscilla (Cox) Mattheson

Portland, ME – Priscilla (Cox) Mattheson, 101, died on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at her home.  She was the wife of the late George W Mattheson. 

She was born on September 24, 1916 in Edmunds, ME a daughter of the late Abisha & Margie (Preston) Cox.  Priscilla spent her whole childhood and most of her adult life in Edmunds. 

For many years, she and her husband George were the house parents at Opportunity Farms for Boys Home in New Gloucester.   

Priscilla is survived by her daughter-in-law Joanne Mattheson, with whom she lived,her sister in law Corrine Mattherson, her two granddaughters Stacy (Mattheson) Brichetto of Portland and Michelle Mattheson and Dexter Flemming of Raymond and her four great grandchildren Christopher and Nicholas Brichetto of Portland and Sofia and Dominic Flemming of Raymond.  She also leaves several nieces and nephews: Arlene Devlin Jensen of Florida, Mary Ellen Meeks of Texas, Sylvia Jacot and Bill of New Jersey, Beverly Tuttle of New Hampshire, Linda Nelson of Auburn, ME, Georgette Cushing of Pembroke ME, Jennifer Evrinaham, Melissa Costa both of Auburn ME, Jerry Laffey and Rebecca of Garland, ME, Gilbert Mattheson of Dennysville, ME and Peter Cox of Arizona. 

Priscilla is predeceased by; her parents, Abisha and Margie (Preston) Cox, Doris Cox Devlin, Marion Cox Laffey, Avis Cox Nelson, Leon Cox, Burton Cox, Ellery Cox 

A burial will be held in New Gloucester at a later date.

Joline B. (Cloutier) Penquinot

Brunswick, ME – Joline B. Cloutier Mann Pequinot, 78, of Brunswick, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Lewiston on Sept. 11, 1939, the daughter of the late Robert E. Cloutier and Delima P. (Caron) Cloutier.

 

Joline attended Lewiston school where she enjoyed roller skating, going to dances, modeling and being an active member of the Catholic Church. She graduated in 1957.

 

She married Ronald B. Mann in 1960 but tragically he died in a plane accident two months later. Joline then went to beauty school and opened her own hair salon.

 

Joline married Thomas J. Pequinot in 1963 and they had 3 children, Renee, Thomas II and Rachel. They lost their first daughter Renee to complications of Cystic Fibrosis and later moved to New York and lived there for 18 years. In N.Y. Joline attended The Katherine Gibbs Business School, helped run the PTA, and attended all her children’s sporting events and dramatic plays. She was a fierce fighter and advocate for her daughter Rachel, who also had Cystic Fibrosis.

 

Joline was an active member of a bowling and tennis league and learned to ski. She loved hosting parties and holiday dinners. She enjoyed being back in Maine having regular pinochle games with her sister and mother. She worked in the insurance industry, for Kelly services, a local restaurant, and many years at LL Bean and was also a successful Mary Kay Consultant.

 

She enjoyed being back in Maine having regular pinochle games with her sister and mother.

 

Joline loved to travel with family and many groups of friends and would never say no to an adventure. She traveled throughout the United States and several other countries. She also enjoyed several cruises and enjoyed being by the ocean. She was fluent in French and spoke some Spanish.

 

Joline and her daughter would take her grandchildren on adventures up and down the east coast, as well as 2 trips to Canada to share a bit of her French Canadian heritage.

 

Joline took flying lessons, learned ballroom dancing, ran in (10) Beach to Beacon 10K Road Races, as well as the Casco Days Road Race. She loved daily walks with neighbors, participated in the annual Cystic Fibrosis fundraising walk.

 

Joline was always ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed help and was a positive light to anyone who crossed her path. She lit up with pride when she was with or shared stories about her 3 grandchildren.

 

Joline was predeceased by her parents Robert E. and Delima P. Cloutier; husband, Ronald B. Mann; brother Robert M. Cloutier; infant daughter Renee L. Pequinot; and husband Thomas J. Pequinot.

 

She is survived by her son Thomas J. Pequinot II and his wife, Christine of Gorham; daughterRachel C.(Pequinot) Higgins and her husband, Timothy of Portland; her grandchildren Kelsey, Tommy, and Jenna; her sister Rachel D (Cloutier) Tardif and her husband, Richard, of Sabattus; brother Roger L. Cloutier his wife, Barbara, of California. She is also survived by many brother and sister in laws, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 132 McKeen Street in Brunswick, Maine. There will be a reception after the funeral.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, (Team “Renee’s Angels”)

114 Perimeter Rd Unit G&H

Nashua, NH 03063

 

Steven E. Katz, MD

Steven E. Katz, a psychiatrist who was the last physician to lead the New York State mental health system, died at his home in Yarmouth, Maine January 29, 2018.  He was 80. Dr. Katz had a highly diversified career in health care, but is most recognized for his contribution to the public mental health system. 

 

Dr. Katze cameeH to public attention while serving as the Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry at the height of the first epidemic of homelessness in New York since the civil war. Identified by the New York State Civil Service Employees Association as a visionary of impeccable principles he was chosen to lead the then massive, but outmoded New York State mental health system. As the Commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health under the newly elected Governor Mario M. Cuomo, Dr. Katz’s administration quickly redesigned a dormant program of community residence beds leading to the development of 6000 new beds over the next several years. Subsequent accomplishments included the creation of a new housing model for residential care for the mentally ill, the Residential Care Center for Adults, broad based acceptance and adoption of a Ten Year Plan to Reconfigure the New York State Mental Health System and introduction of the legislation which led to the opening of the Lawrence C. Kolb Building at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. When Dr. Katz retired from state service Governor Mario Cuomo said, “When you came to Albany you didn’t know where to find the bathroom, but you did the job magnificently”.  A consummate teacher he led by example and had a unique ability to achieve consensus among highly diverse constituencies.  

 

Born to the late Ben & Charlotte (Tomkins) Katz, August 10, 1937 and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Katz received a BA from Cornell University, Ithaca New York and his MD from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia (Drexel University College of Medicine). After a medical internship at Montefiore Hospital, Bronx New York he served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. As an‘an-the-job trained’ psychiatrist in the military, he subsequently received his formal training in psychiatry at Columbia University -The New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Katz is also a graduate of the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Center and maintained a private practice throughout his career. 

 

Dr. Katz initially focused on consultation-liaison psychiatry at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, but soon moved to the Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York as the Director of Education and Training in Psychiatry and subsequently was the Associate Director of Psychiatry at the same institution. In 1978 he went to New York University (NYU Langone Health) where he became Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Center. On leaving state service in 1987, Dr. Katz returned to New York University as Director of Psychiatry, Bellevue Hospital, Professor and Executive Vice-Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine and Director of Health Policy, York University Medical Center. In 1994 he moved to Maine to become the Executive Vice-President and Medical Director at the Jackson Brook Institute, South Portland, Maine and rose to fill several positions in the parent corporation, Community Care Systems of Wellesley, Massachusetts. He also held positions as the Associate Medical Director for Mental Health and Health Care for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of Northern New England, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London, Connecticut, and Executive Director, The Neuropathy Association, New York, New York. During his career, Dr. Katz held academic appointments at Columbia University, New York University, Albany Medical College and the University of Vermont School Of Medicine.   

 

Dr. Steven E. Katz is survived by his wife Marjorie, the former Marjorie Billstein, and his children, Barri Katz  Stryer of  Pacific Palisades, California, John & Stacey Herron  of Croton-on-Hudson, New York and four grand children Leah, Adam, Kaleigh & Brianna.   

 

 In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Steven E. Katz’s honor may be sent to www.samcozenfund.org,

 

The Michael Wolk Heart Foundation, Inc. 876 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10075, the u.c.l.a. foundation-george bartzokis fund for innovative research

 

Marian J. (Levesque) Tibbetts

Sanford, ME – Marian J. (Levesque) Tibbetts, 64, peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at her home surrounded by her husband, son, and daughter. She was the wife of Larry E. Tibbetts. 

 

Mrs. Tibbetts was born in Nashua, NH on December 8, 1953 a daughter of the late Roland J. and Grace M. (Gagnon) Levesque. She attended local Parochial and Public Schools, and graduated from Alvirne High School in Hudson, NH in 1971. She then went on to graduate from Plymouth State College with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1975. In 2000 Marian graduated with a M. in Education from Leslie University. 

 

Marian married Larry E. Tibbetts on June 1st of 1974 and together raised two children, Shawn and Amanda. 

 

Mrs. Tibbetts taught in primary schools over a thirty-year period in NH, ME and VT, her longest duration teaching at Griffin Memorial School in Litchfield, NH. 

 

Marian and Larry spent decades enjoying square and round (ballroom) dancing in the southern NH area. They also enjoyed travelling and the arts. Her greatest joys in these later years were her five grandchildren. 

Besides her husband Larry, Marian is survived by her son, Shawn J. Tibbetts of Kennebunk, ME and his two children Brianna Ella and Cody Austin Tibbetts; as well as her daughter Amanda Sprague with her husband Todd of North Waterboro, ME and their three daughters Elizabeth Jean, Lelana Grace and Laurel Claire Sprague. She also leaves her sister Susanne (Levesque) Lindquist with her husband Richard of Hudson, NH, and her brother Richard B. Roy Levesque with his wife Shirley of Hudson, NH as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her parents, and a brother Thomas G. Roy Levesque, Tom’s surviving widow, Evelyn Levesque resides in Missouri. 

 

A Funeral Service celebrating Marian’s life officiated by Pastor Dan Moore will be Friday, February 9th with a receiving line to offer condolences to the family beginning at 3:00 and the service beginning at 3:30. The family will welcome you to share a short word of remembrance during the service. All are welcome to attend the service and a reception time to follow including a light meal in the church’s fellowship hall. It will be held at Messiah Christian Church, 2700 Post Road (Route 1), Wells Maine. 

 

Marian’s wish was that in lieu of flowers people might make a donation in her memory to any program of their choice supporting children in the arts. She herself enjoyed supporting SonDance, a Christian Outreach Dance Academy, and a ministry of Messiah Christian Church, 2700 Post Rd, Wells, Maine 04090. A donation in her name to VNA Home Health and Hospice 50 Foden Rd, South Portland, ME 04106 would also be an appreciated tribute. 

 

Sharon E. (Lawton) Morton

Lisbon Falls, ME – Sharon E. (Lawton) Morton, 62, lost her battle with cancer on Monday, January 29, 2018 at Maine Medical Center.

 

She was born in Bath, ME on Sept. 21, 1955 a daughter of the late Walter F. and Alice E. (Varney) Lawton.  Sharon spent ten years growing up in Massachusetts, where she made lifelong friends until she moved to Lisbon Falls in July of 1971.  She then graduated from Lisbon High School in 1973. 

 

Following her graduation, she began her career at Bath Iron Works and worked there until her retirement in December 2017.  She was married to Henry Morton from 1977 – 1990 and together they had two children. 

 

Sharon enjoyed life and her job to the fullest and considered many of her co-workers family.  She would like to thank them all and let them know how much she appreciated all the love and support during her lifetime. 

She enjoyed many activities such as bowling, watching bull riding on TV, going to the ocean and spending time with family and friends to name a few, 

 

Sharon is survived by her daughter Heather Wood and her husband Walter of Livermore Falls, ME, her son Heath Morton of LIsbon Falls and her step son Eric Morton and his family of Jefferson, ME, she also leaves two brothers Randy Lawton and his wife Marcia of Durham, ME and Mike Lawton and his wife Kim of Brunswick, ME as well as nieces Maranda of MA, Brittany of Durham,  and Melissa and her family of Falmouth, ME, many great nieces and nephews, several cousins and a special granddaughter Adriana and her son Atlantis of Boothbay, ME. 

She would also like to thank the Morton families for all their love and support as well as being there whenever she needed. 

 

There will be a celebration of life announced at a later date.