OBITUARIES for Thursday, June 23, 2022


VASSALBORO – Sylvia Taylor Bowman LeRoy, 85, handed away on Monday, May 30, 2022, at house. Sylvia was born September 28, 1936, in Skowhegan, the daughter of Elmer Taylor and Esther Grace (Brown) Taylor Lowell.

She attended Augusta faculties and graduated from Cony High School in 1954. She labored for the State of Maine for over 50 years, first in Human Resources after which Motor Vehicle till her retirement at age 62. After a brief retirement, she went again to work in DHHS Human Resources till the age of 79.

She was an avid soccer fan and beloved the New England Patriots, particularly Tom Brady who she affectionately known as “Tommy”.

Her household could be very grateful to all her mates that shared their friendship and love for her over time.

She was predeceased by her grandson, Michael Beach.

She is survived by her daughter Cindy Beach and husband Howard, of Vassalboro; grandson Todd Beach and spouse Deborah, of Manchester; two great-grandsons, Charlie Stein and Mark Beach, each of Manchester; sister-in-law Donna Bowman, of Fairfield; and lots of prolonged household.

A graveside service was held Saturday, June 18, 2022, on the Cross Hill Cemetery, in Vassalboro.

Arrangements are within the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Care, One Church Street, Augusta the place condolences, reminiscences, and images could also be shared with the household on the obituary web page of the web site at

Those who want could ship donations in Sylvia’s reminiscence to MaineCommon Hospice, P O Box 828,Waterville, ME 04903.


CHELSEA – Laura Elaine Frost, 78, of Chelsea, handed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2022.

She was raised in Gardiner and was well-known throughout the group. Laura was greatest recognized for her spunky persona, witty appeal, and love for dancing on tables. Her robust work ethic and love for her prospects was proven by her devoted work at Lipman’s Chicken Factory, varied shoe retailers, Green Point Farms, and Reny’s division retailer.

Her love for her household was evident with tales advised and varied footage proven. She loved enjoying playing cards, making individuals smile, particular journeys to Jackman, and attending the native toy public sale.

Laura was predeceased by her husband Raymond G. Frost; her mother and father, Oscar and Carolyn (Norris) Adams; brothers: Oscar Jr, Richard, Clifton, and Terry Adams; sisters: Marjorie McArthur and Barbra Jean. Son-in-law Glen Russell, grandson Kadhar Bailey, and granddaughter Tiffany (Stephanie) Ahearn.

She is survived by her kids, Darlene Russell, of Wiscasset, Stephen Bailey, of Gardiner, Marina and her husband Dennis Chase, of Windsor, Melody and her husband Bill Huntington, of Alna, Gordon and his spouse Tia Tibbetts, of Windsor, and adopted daughter, Shari Blake, of Edgecomb; grandchildren, Shannon, Donald, Trisha, Vanessa, Billy, Felisha, Hunter, Courtney, Remington, Gunner, and Corey; great-grandchildren: Gabriella, Madeleine, Kayleb, Owen, Brielle, Ellie, Rylee, Jaxson; sisters, Leona Eshelman, of Gardiner, and Patty Adams, of Augusta; and a number of other nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life can be held for Laura on Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 3 – 7 p.m., on the Gardiner Lions Club Armory, 25 Lions Street, Gardiner, Maine 04345

Arrangements by Brown’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 34 High Street, Newport, ME 04953. To signal a web-based visitor e book and depart written condolences please go to:

In lieu of flowers, donations could be despatched to In care of Melody Huntington, 6 Verney Road, Alna, ME 04535.


WATERVILLE – Andrea E. Bathgate, 43, handed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 4, 2022, in Waterville. She was born July 29, 1978, to Stephen and Ann Bathgate, in Waterville. She additionally resided in Florida and Alabama and attended John S. Shaw High School, in Alabama. Andrea loved coloring, cleansing, and nation music.

She is survived by her sons Cameron Bathgate and Brandon Wheeler, each of Maine, in addition to her son, Tyler Williams, of Mississippi; 4 grandchildren, Jonah, Corblyn, Della-Mire, and Grayson; her father, Stephen; and brothers Stephen Jr. and Peter Bathgate; nieces and nephews, Gabriel, Elizabeth, and Juliana Bathgate and Faith Ann Jones; and has many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

She was preceded in dying by her sister, Stephany Wheeler; and her mom, Ann.

There can be a graveside service on Sunday, July 24, at 1 p.m., on the North Vassalboro Village Cemetery, close to 244 Cemetery St., adopted by a Celebration of Life on the St. Bridget Center, at 864 Main St., in Vassalboro.

In lieu of flowers, donations could also be made to the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter.


CHELSEA – Lorene Wade Cooper, 90, handed away peacefully at her house, in Chelsea, on Sunday, June 5, 2022. She was born on April 18, 1932, within the midst of the Great Depression, in Tarrant, Alabama.

After graduating highschool, she bravely enlisted within the U.S. Air Force the place she grew to become Staff Sergeant Wade. She achieved high secret cryptic code clearance and labored within the Pentagon through the Korean War. It was throughout this time the place she met and married Walker D. Cooper in 1954.

Lorene was preceded in dying by her mother and father Zuber and Minnie; siblings; in addition to her husband, Walker, who handed away in 2004; and her first-born son, Michael W. Cooper, who handed away in 2016.

Walker and Lorene raised 4 sons, Michael, Bruce, Kirk and Gregg. Lorene nurtured and cherished their whole household together with daughters-in-law; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and quite a few family members who entered her house and have become household to her.

She began the lengthy operating Co-Op in Orland. After elevating her boys, she went to work on the Environmental Protection Agency the place she met her lifelong buddy, Marcelle.

Lorene stood up for equality and for a greater future for her group. She has impressed numerous individuals and generations to be loving, type, and mild, and to exit into the world and expertise life past your 4 partitions. Lorene was quiet, but fascinating. Soft, but daring. She took each alternative to make whoever she was with really feel beloved and seen, and would need us to stay with the nice and cozy reminder to giggle when you’ll be able to and that love at all times wins.

A non-public graveside service can be held Friday, July 29, at midday, on the Maine Veterans Cemetery, in Augusta. Memories and condolences could also be shared on her tribute wall.

In lieu of flowers, Lorene would really like so that you can do one thing type for another person in her honor.


FAIRFIELD -David James Kufeldt, 52, handed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 5, 2022. David was born November 18, 1969, in Nashua, New Hampshire, to Sandra Messenzeff (Bell),

His youthful years had been spent in Nashua. He attended Boystown High, in Omaha, Nebraska. David’s chosen career was that of a welder. Over the years he labored for varied firms in that capability. He may weld a bumper for body of a car. He was in concerned at one level welding tugboats in Boothbay. David was working as experience mechanic and welder in Waterville, when he met his spouse, Cheryl Kufeldt, in May 2003. They had been married August 13, 2005.

David and Cheryl share three kids collectively. David additionally helped increase 4 stepchildren.

He beloved snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and fishing, He additionally beloved to play Cribbage. He may repair something and if somebody wanted assist, he would go each time. Bill Manning known as him many occasions to have Dave rescue him from some mechanical drawback out on the snowmobile and four-wheeler trails.

David was predeceased by his father, David John Kufeldt, (January 10, 1948 – June 5, 1969).

David is survived by his mom, Sandra (Bell) Messenzeff, of Concord, New Hampshire; his spouse, Cheryl Kufeldt; daughter, Kaitlin Kufeldt; sons, David John Kufeldt, and Christian Kufeldt; stepsons, Lucas Schroeder, Tyler Schroeder, and Colby Schroeder; stepdaughter, Angelique Schroeder; and stepgrandchild, Dominic Alleyhis sister, Kelly Gautieri, of Manchester, New Hampshire; and brother Brian Kufeldt, of Concord, New Hampshire; and in addition nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life can be held at TJ’s Billiards Center, in Waterville, on Saturday, July 23, from 3 – 6 p.m.

Arrangements are within the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, the place reminiscences could also be shared, and a web-based register e book signed by visiting


WATERVILLE – The Rev. Nancy Pearl Adams, 69, handed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in The Villages, Florida. She was born December 18, 1952, in Waterville.

An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, Nancy’s ministry was as a hospital chaplain, serving for over 30 years because the Coordinator of Pastoral Services, at St. Luke’s Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Nancy grew up together with her household in China, graduating from Winslow High School (1971) and Colby College, Waterville, (1975). She then acquired a Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological Seminary (Newton, Massachusetts) after which did in depth coaching for hospital chaplaincy on the Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pennsylvania), The Hospital Chaplaincy Inc. (New York City) and at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (New York City), previous to starting her work at St. Luke’s the place she spent her skilled profession.

She was licensed by Association of Professional Chaplains and acquired quite a few awards from skilled organizations and her religion group for her exemplary and unfailingly compassionate work.

Nancy can be remembered for her ardour – for her spouse, Donna, her household and her mates, the various cats she rescued and cared for, the knowledge she shared and instructing of the pastoral care college students and chaplaincy volunteers at St. Luke’s Hospital, her deep information and deep respect for individuals of all faiths and no religion, her dedication to studying and to being a catalyst for justice for all individuals. She was uncommonly beneficiant together with her sources and herself.

Nancy was predeceased by her mother and father, Albert H. Adams and Muriel H. Adams, her spouse, The Rev. Donna Cieply, and her brother-in-law Rodney Sabattus.

She is survived by her brother Lawrence A. Adams and his spouse Victoria H. Adams, and her brother Scott F. Adams and his spouse Priscilla M. Adams; and her sister Robin Sabattus; in addition to quite a few aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for Nancy was held on Wednesday, June 22, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial items could also be despatched to The Community Action Committee Of Lehigh Valley, 1337 East fifth Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Arrangements entrusted with Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, Spanish Springs, 352-480-5959. Sentiments could also be left on-line at


WATERVILLE – David French Wynne, 96, handed away at house Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Dave was born July 10, 1925, in Minnea­polis, Minne­sota, to Ethel (Nichols) and Herbert, M.N. Wynne.

A sort man with a singular humorousness and a relaxed demeanor, he was an lively member of the Waterville Universalist-Unitarian Church and a mentor to younger members in his males’s teams—most now of their 70s. He supported numerous environmental and social justice organizations.

Dave remained preternaturally lively his whole life, driving bikes along with his brother whereas rising up in Minnesota and boating on the Mississippi River along with his younger household. He summited Katahdin and OJI peaks in Baxter State Park in his ‘70s with members of his men’s group. Ever the optimist, when he bought a water rower health machine at age 94 – shortly after he stopped driving his bicycle – he bought an prolonged guarantee; he maintained his Planet Fitness membership till the week earlier than his dying.

He served stateside within the Army Air Corps throughout World War II earlier than graduating from Amherst (1949) and incomes an MBA at Harvard (1951). He married Nancy Cameron Miller September 9, 1950, and so they raised daughters Carol, Martha, Connie, and Mary, first in Winona, Minnesota, and later in Wayland, Massachusetts.

He labored in finance as a comptroller and treasurer for manufacturing firms earlier than shifting to Maine within the Nineteen Eighties.

In addition to his spouse and daughters, these left to cherish his reminiscence are 101-year-old brother John Wynne; grandchildren Taylor and Dana Merk-Wynne; “fifth daughter” Anne McAuliff; son-in-law Tom Ferro; quite a few nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Dave’s life is deliberate for 4:30 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2022, on the Waterville Universalist-Unitarian Church.

Donations in his honor could also be made to the church and to MaineCommon Hospice.


WINDSOR – Leroy “Sonny” Richards Jr., 88, of Windsor, handed away Thursday, June 9, 2022. Sonny was born in Belfast to Leroy and Bessie Richards Sr., on May 29, 1934.

After highschool Sonny proudly served 4 years within the United States Air Force.

Upon service discharge, Sonny spent 40 years self employed within the forestry business, adopted by 10 years working as tools operator and truck driver. Sonny was an outdoorsman. He loved recreation searching and fishing, snowmobiling and four-wheeling, tenting, boating and gardening.

He lived a full life and was able to share his attention-grabbing and entertaining true life tales with anybody who would take the time to pay attention.

He was predeceased by his mother and father; his spouse, Carolyn; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Buster Glidden and a brother, Malcolm.

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Studley; son, Leroy “Bub” Richards III; grandsons Paul Studley and Brayden Richards; sister, Catherine Vigue; a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside service was held Saturday, June 18, at Resthaven Cemetery, in Windsor.

In lieu of flowers please keep in mind your favourite life story of Sonny’s.


FAIRFIELD – George “Scott” Sweatt III, 58, handed away at house on Thursday, June 9, 2022. Scott was born on May 9, 1964, in Portsmouth, New Hamp­shire.

In 1976, the Sweatt’s moved to Maine, the place Scott graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1982. He then began his profession as an electrician, the place he made a residing for practically 40 years. He moved again to New Hampshire in 1986 the place he started to boost a household.

In 2012, he met his spouse Jen at their 30-year class reunion. Scott and Jen shared a deep love for each other. Anyone that knew them may really feel the love they shared. They married in August 2018.

Scott had a ardour for the outside, spending his holidays on the lake, within the woods, and on the snowmobile path. He had a robust love of music from a younger age, enjoying his guitar at each main household gathering.

He would journey nice distances to look at household play sports activities, sing, race, or simply be a listening ear when wanted. He had a particular place in his coronary heart for his 4 grandchildren. Anything Scott did introduced nice pleasure to these round him.

Scott was predeceased by his father, George Arley Sweatt II.

Scott is survived by his spouse Jennifer (Julia) Sweatt; and his two kids, Melissa and Andrew; Jen’s kids, Jessica Wilson, husband Jake; and grandchildren Haylei and Hank; Sean Leary, spouse Beth, and grandchildren Abel and Scarlett; Scott’s mom, Penelope Sweatt; brother, Daren and youngsters Ryan and Meghan; brother, Brian, spouse Belinda and youngsters Devon, Spencer, Ashley and Amanda; sister, Jennifer Buck, husband Jason and youngsters Jordyn, Sydney, and Brady; together with many different household and mates.

A celebration of life was held on Monday, June 20, at The First Baptist Church of Fairfield, at 12 Newhall St., Fairfield.

Arrangements are within the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield the place reminiscences could also be shared, and a web-based register e book signed by visiting

In lieu of flowers,the household would admire donations in Scott’s honor be made to Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US-1 #250, Falmouth, ME 04105.


BENTON – Sally Gordon, 55, handed away at her house on Friday, June 10, 2022. She was born in Waterville on January 21, 1967, the daughter of Martelle and Florence (Buker) Gordon.

She graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, in 1985. From 1985 to 2006, she labored at Cianbro Corporation, in Pittsfield. She labored at New Balance, in Skowhegan, from 2008 to 2020.

Sally beloved spending time together with her household and arranging particular vacation enjoyable for her nieces and nephews. Some of her hobbies included splitting wooden, mowing the garden, planting flowers, and taking glorious footage, particularly of birds. She was strong-willed and had an ideal work ethic.

Sally was predeceased by her mother and father.

Sally is survived by her brother, Mark Gordon and his spouse Vicki; her sister, Kim Cormier and boyfriend Clark Miller; her niece, Bridget Christen and husband David and their kids Matthew and Benjamin; her niece, Ashley Peirce and husband Lyle and daughter Emily; and her nephew, Luke Cormier.

Arrangements are within the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, the place reminiscences could also be shared, and a web-based register e book signed by visiting


VASSALBORO – Christopher Burleigh Oxley, 35, handed away Monday, June 13, 2022. He was born September 3, 1986, son of Michael and Carol (Queener) Oxley.

Chris grew up in Vassalboro and graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, within the class of 2005.

Chris was the epitome of a hardworking man; he additionally knew the way to admire the straightforward pleasures in life. He was a real Mainer who loved annual tenting journeys to Millinocket, mountain climbing (particularly Mt. Katahdin), floating down the Penobscot with family and friends on makeshift floats, fishing and searching. He had urge for food for journey and was very enthusiastic about skydiving. Chris made quite a few jumps to be an authorized solo sky-diver, of which he completed and was very proud.

Chris can be remembered as a real, outdated soul with a coronary heart of gold. He had large love for household and unconditional willingness to assist anybody with something. He impacted many individuals’s lives and made many mates alongside the way in which. The ‘Vassies’, you recognize who you’re, had been his mates of a few years – keep robust. He can be remembered for his smirk and saying, ‘you know it’.

While in highschool, Chris started working on the Suga Farm, in Vassalboro, for 15-plus years. He could not have loved the various hours of haying, nevertheless, he did adore his cows, particularly Cletus. In 2021, he began working at Huhtamaki, in Waterville, as a machine operator. In the quick time he labored there, he made many particular mates.

Christopher was predeceased by his Nana, Nancy Oxley, and grandfather, Ulysses G. Queener Jr.

He is survived by his mom, Carol Oxley, and his father, Michael D. Oxley; his brothers Michael R. Oxley, and Justin Oxley and his spouse Nancy; his sister-in-law, Shanna Oxley; nieces and nephews, MacKenzie, Connor, Kaila, and Mattis; grandfather, William Oxley-AKA “Joe Bud”; and grandmother, Richarda Maria Queener; and lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 21 at Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Rd., Windsor, ME 04363.

A celebration of life adopted on the Boynton-Webber American Legion Post #179, 79 Legion Memorial Dr., South China, ME 04358.

Condolences, tales, and images could also be shared at


WATERVILLE – Mary Linda Dyke, 74, handed away peacefully on the Androscoggin Hospice House, in Auburn, on June 13, 2022. Mary was born in Waterville, on March 14, 1948, the oldest little one of Wilfred and Helen (Kenniston) Denis.

She had been on the Hospice House for the previous few days. Prior to that she was cared for at house by her husband and youngsters, surrounded ceaselessly together with her kids and members of the family together with grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews and lots of great mates. Her life was celebrated together with her taking part all through her closing weeks.

She was a 1966 graduate of Waterville High School. Mary was a faithful mom to her seven kids and beloved her function as grandmother. Her household was her high precedence.

Her work outdoors of the house included the Jefferson Restaurant for a few years, after which as an insurance coverage claims processor following her enterprise course research at a neighborhood faculty.

She was assistant director of the Golden Rule Boarding Home, in Augusta, and passionately cared for adults with particular wants and disabilities.

For a number of years she was an lively member of the North Vassalboro Baptist Church, the place her kids had been additionally concerned in Sunday college and church actions. She was very intelligent at arts and crafts initiatives and beloved to create lovely issues with plenty of colours to make use of in her house or to present as items. Mary devoted a lot time to and was a previous president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the MacCrillis-Rousseau VFW Post #8835, in Winslow.

She beloved vacation and different gatherings with household and mates the place plenty of meals was at all times served. She and her husband Gary Dyke had been married in 1996 and loved many great household occasions collectively. They typically took quick journeys to their favourite locations to see the ocean or hear some music or go to with their many family and friends.

Mary was the workplace supervisor and entrance desk individual at their accounting observe when it was in Turner, the place she bought to know and was beloved by many consumers and mates of that enterprise.

Mary is survived by her husband, of Lewiston; and her seven kids. Known because the “7 T’s”, or the “Welch Kids”, they stay within the higher Waterville space, Tony (Donna), Tim (Andrea) Tom (Tracy), Todd (Sandra), Tiffany, Troy, and Tara; stepson, Robert Dennis (Jane), of Pittsfield; and stepdaughter, Debra Cannistra (John), of Norridgewock; and sister-in-law, Peggy Denis, of Waterville; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers Larry, Ron, and Steve, and sisters Nancy, Debbie, and Sue; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother and father, she was predeceased by her brother, Mike; and her former husbands Joseph Welch and Robert Dennis.

Mary’s closing sickness was end-stage kidney failure with different issues together with diabetes.

A Celebration of Life gathering can be held at a future date.

Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home and Cremation Care,107 Main St., Fairfield.

Condolences could also be expressed at:

Those who need to honor her reminiscence are requested to donate to the Church of their alternative or to the Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.


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