DONALD F. MASKELL
WATERVILLE – Donald F. Maskell, 77, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta. Donald (Don) was born July 31, 1944, in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of Grace Wilmer (Peavey) Maskell and Howard Frederick Maskell.
He served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves from 1962 to 1967, and was married to the late Barbara Maskell in 1974, in Waterville. They resided in Oakland for many years where they raised their three sons before building a retirement home in Waterville.
Don worked at Cianbro Corp., in Pittsfield, before joining Schwan’s Food Company in the late 1970s. At Schwan’s he held various jobs as a driver before being promoted to warehouse manager, and he managed a number of depot warehouses across New England before he retired.
He was known to his grandchildren as grampa and “Pupup”.
Before his health declined Don was an avid fisherman, sharing fishing stories with his family right up until the day before he passed. He loved to take fishing excursions with his kids and his grandnephew, Ricky Morse.
Don became a skilled woodworker, making furniture for himself and his children while his health permitted. He passed his knowledge of woodworking on to anyone who wanted to learn.
At the Easter Vigil ceremony in 2002, in answer to the longtime prayers of his wife and children, Don was received into the Catholic Church. He later joined the Knights of Columbus and became a fourth degree Knight.
Don is survived by sons Randall Landry and wife Jeannine, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and Marc and wife Lynn; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Maskell, of Englewood, Florida.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Barbara, son Scott Landry, siblings Albert Maskell, Howard Maskell, Sophie (Hamilton) Vicnaire, Everett Hamilton, Mildred (Hamilton) Chapman, Henry Hamilton, Harold “Tubby” Hamilton, and Perley Hamilton.
A Catholic Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 15, at 10 a.m., at Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver St., in Waterville, followed by a committal at St. Francis Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Oakland, where condolences may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at www.lawrybrothers.com.
CHEYENNE R. HOSKINS
CHELSEA – Cheyenne Rae Hoskins, 14, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Maine Medical Center, in Portland. She was born January 11, 2008, in Skowhegan, the daughter of Dorette (King) Hoskins.
Although her time on earth was short, she touched many, many lives and will be fondly remembered by those who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She is survived by her mother, Dorette Hoskins; sisters, Shawna Hunter and Erin Grant; brother, Jedediah Neilson; aunts and uncles Bruce and Tammy King, Andrea and Eric Erskine, Dan and Sarah King, Valerie and David Richards, Brian and Geneva King, Dwayne and Jeanne King; many cousins; and special friends from her time at Spurwink.
She was predeceased by great-grandparents, Constance and Perley King, and Uncle Steve King.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 1:30 p.m., at the Church of Faith, on Route 2, in Skowhegan, headed toward Canaan, with a lunch and gathering to follow at 22 Mill Pond Road, East Madison.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Cheyenne’s memory to Spurwink School, 901 Washington Ave. Suite 100, Portland, ME or at Spurwink.org.
TURNERS FALLS, Massachusetts — Brian E. Pinette, 65, of 7th St. passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Baystate Medical Center, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was born in Augusta, August 11, 1956, the son of Joseph and Gloria (Dowe) Pinette.
A software developer with a PhD in robotics, he was always an early adopter with an interest in new technologies. He was also a voracious reader, and avid gardener, and adventurous cook and homebrewer, and creative with a variety of home improvement projects. He also enjoyed CrossFit and meditation.
Brian was a generous spirit and active in the community in a variety of ways. He enjoyed attending conferences on both cutting-edge scientific developments and paranormal activity.
He was predeceased by three siblings—Gregory, Scott, and Lori and his parents—Joseph and Gloria.
He is survived by his two children, Luke Pinette and Jed Kundl; the three children of his late sister, Derry, Moira, and Ian Salewski.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Kostanski Funeral Home, 1 Kostanski Square, Turners Falls, Massachusetts, on Saturday June 11, 2022, from 10 a.m. until noon.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to International Rescue Committee, 122 E 42nd St., New York, NY. 10168 or http://www.rescue.org.
For condolences, please visit www.kostanskifuneralhome.com
JUSTIN B. HOWARD
CLINTON – Justin B. Howard, 36, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Justin was born in Waterville, on March 15, 1986, to Nena Shaw and Gerald Howard Jr.
Justin graduated from Lawrence High School, in Fairfield, class of 2004.
He will be remembered as the funny, kind, and creative person that he was growing up. His smile and laugh will never be forgotten.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents as well as several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his mother, Nena; his father, Gerald and spouse, Dianne; two sisters, Courtney and husband, Zach, and Tasha and fiancé, Zach; his four children, Kierra, Jaidyn, Deakyn, and Kashious; his nephew, Ryder; his paternal grandparents; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life took place at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, on June 4.
Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.
The family request donations to be sent to Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services, Maine in honor of Justin Howard.
ROSALIND F. JOSEPH
WATERVILLE – Rosalind Fern (Bard) Joseph, 90, of Waterville passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, following a sudden illness. Rosalind was born on August 13, 1931, in Fort Kent, to parents Alcide and Cecile (Robichaud) Bard.
She was the oldest of 12 siblings and spent her early years on the family’s potato farm. As a young woman, Rosalind moved to Waterville, where she eventually married and began her family. Years later, as a single mother of four, she proved her tenacity by continuing her education, going back to work at Keyes Fibre Co., (now Huhtamaki), in Waterville, for 16 years before her retirement and maintaining her home by herself.
During this time she also had a radical encounter with Jesus Christ, her Savior and found a place of belonging with the people at Blessed Hope Church, in Waterville, and at Lakeside Advent Christian Campground, in Belgrade. Rosalind’s faith in Christ was well-known and she spent many years serving at her church and at Lakeside in various roles. She loved reading scripture and dedicated herself to being a “prayer warrior,” praying for extended periods of time for her loved ones, community and the world.
Her desire above all was for her family and friends to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. She recognized God’s care and provision for her throughout her life and prayed that her loved ones would experience His grace as well and she was not afraid to share her faith with everyone she encountered. Lakeside held a very dear place in Rosalind’s heart.
She purchased a small camp and later built a new larger one, designing and doing much of the work herself, and spent every summer there for decades until her dementia made it difficult.
Rosalind was predeceased by her parents, brothers Rosaire “Shoe”, Bertrand and Maurice Bard, and great-granddaughter Acadia Grace Tuggle.
She is survived by her children Gerald Joseph, Cheryl Tuggle, David Joseph and wife Tonda, and Paul Joseph, as well as grandchildren Sarah Doyle and husband Tim, Joshua Tuggle, Joann Bedillion and husband Damon, Jessica Joseph, Leah Tuggle, Bethany Tuttle and husband Jason, and Dylan Joseph; and great-grandchildren Elijah and Micah Tuggle, Connor and Brynn Doyle, Wyatt and Ian Tuttle, and Luca and Aliyah Joseph.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 2, at 11 a.m., at Blessed Hope Church, (10 Pleasant Street, Waterville) with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Rosalind’s name can be made to Lakeside Advent Christian Camp meeting Association at http://www.lakesideaccamp.org or mailed to Cherry Frewin—Lakeside Treasurer, Lakeside Advent Christian Campmeeting Association, 3126 Berkley Square Way, Vero Beach, FL 32966, or by text giving: Send a text message with the amount you wish to donate to 207-888-4657 and click the link provided in the response.
JEFFREY A. QUIRION
SIDNEY – Jeffrey A. Quirion Sr., 57, passed away May 25, 2022 at Alfond Center for Health, in Augusta. He was born December 15, 1964, in Waterville, the son of Paul J. and Janet (Mullen) Quirion.
He graduated from Messalonskee High School, in Oakland, in 1984 and was employed as a service writer in the automobile industry all his life. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, listening to music, four-wheeling, and family gatherings.
Jeffrey is survived by his parents, Paul and Janet Quirion, of Oakland; daughter, Katie Lancaster and husband Travis, of Fairfield; son, Jeff Quirion and wife Tamran, of Sidney; grandchildren, Aaliyah, Aerek, Jackson, Morgan, Madalyn and Emma; sister, Paula Fairfield and husband Joe, of Sidney; brother, Danny Quirion and wife Maryanne, of Vassalboro; sister, Angela Quirion and partner Ian Reilly, of Wiscasset; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Lewis Cemetery, in Oakland, at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Jeffrey’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.
CATHERINE M. MOOERS
SIDNEY – Catherine “Kaye” Myrtle Doyle Mooers, 87, of Sidney, formerly of Manchester, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Nursing Glenridge Comfort Care Unit, in Augusta. She was born in Dexter on December 23, 1934, the daughter of Everett E. and Grace (Landry) Doyle.
She was a 1953 graduate of Maine Central Institute, in Pittsfield, and graduated with highest honors from the University of Maine in Orono in 1974.
She was a member of the Manchester Community Church for over 50 years where she was past president of the Adult Club, served as church clerk and as chairman of the board of trustees. She was a member of the MCC choir and served as church historian and photographer for many years.
She served as Class Agent for the class of 1953 at Maine Central Institute and enjoyed getting classmates together in Maine and in Florida, and in keeping them informed about special events in their lives. She was inducted into the MCI Hall of Fame in 2013 for her outstanding work as a Class Agent for over 55 years.
She was a past secretary of the Manchester PTA and member and past president of the Army National Guard Auxiliary, of Gardiner. She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, of Augusta, The Maine Retired Teachers Association, and the National Education Association. She worked for the State of Maine Department of Human Services, was patients control clerk, inventory clerk, and switchboard operator at the Augusta State Hospital, and was head cook at the Manchester Elementary School.
Working with children at the school inspired her to go to college and fulfill her dream to become a teacher. Upon graduating from UMO she taught second grade at Farrington Elementary School, in Augusta, for 20 years. She loved keeping in touch with her former students and enjoyed getting to know their children.
She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Walter F. Mooers, Sr.; two brothers Wilmont and Arthur Doyle, and three sisters Dorothy Doyle Elderkin, Phyllis Cline Kaler, and Ruth Shirley Shorey.
Survivors include her son Walter F. Mooers, Jr. and wife Jean, of Manchester; daughter Deborah L. Violette and husband Michael, of Sidney; grandchildren Justin W. Mooers and wife Kate, Ryan R. Mooers and wife Bobbi Jo, Tanya Jones and companion Dan Howe, and Steven Violette and companion Amanda Moody; great-grandchildren Kyle Walker, Brenna-Marie Mooers, Brayden Walter Jones, Hailey Olivia Jones, and Lilajean Mooers, Ronilynn Mooers, and Brycen Mooers; a niece Christina Elderkin Botting Kostuk who lived with the Mooers during her teen years; and many other nieces and nephews to whom she was very close; her companion and dear friend Stirling Thurston, of Sidney, and Brooksville, Florida, where they shared many years together after the loss of their spouses.
Committal prayers and burial will be held Saturday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at the Manchester Forks Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Manchester Community Church, at noon, and a gathering after for fellowship and refreshments.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton & Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Care, One Church Street, Augusta, where memories and condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.khrfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to MCI, 295 Main Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967, Manchester Community Church, 23 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME 04351 or MaineGeneral Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, P O Box 828, Waterville, ME 04903.
ROBERT E. GURNEY
CLINTON – Robert E. Gurney, 90, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, following a battle with cancer. He died at the VA hospice care in Togus. Bob was born on March 28, 1932, the son of John J. Gurney and Flora C. Gurney, of Fairfield.
He had two sisters and nine brothers. He attended school in the Fairfield school system.With the outbreak of the Korean War, Bob joined the U.S.Army and went to Korea in 1950 to 1953 to fight for our country. Following his discharge from the military service, he went to work at Scott Paper Co., in Winslow.
He married Marline Parker on December 20, 1957. They had two children, Robert (Skip) Gurney and Mary Bowman. His first love was always his family.
Playing horseshoes, card games and croquet with his grandchildren was always a favorite time for Bob. He enjoyed gardening and puttering around the farm as his daily routine. He had a long career at Scott Paper Co. before retiring at the age of 55, and had a long, wonderful retirement of more than 35 years.
Bob will be remembered as a quiet man who always was willing to help anyone in need.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marline; two children Robert (Jane) Gurney and Mary (Donnie)Bowman; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, and sisters.
Funeral service will be private for immediate family.
Arrangements are in the care of the Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church Street, Augusta. Friends may share memories, condolences, and photos with the family on the obituary page at http://www.khrfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 36 Eastern Ave., Augusta, Maine 04330.
ELSIE J. ADAMS
PALERMO – Elsie Jean (Tibbetts) Adams, 93, of Palermo, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Elsie, the second of seven Tibbetts girls, was born in Windsor on July 15, 1928, to parents John and Harriet (Greeley) Tibbetts.
She grew up helping her sisters, then went on to meet the love of her life, Earl Stanton Adams, during a Walker High School field trip. Elsie began attending Farmington State Teachers College, where Earl soon enrolled, in an attempt to capture Elsie’s heart. The pair wed in 1947, began a family in Rutland, Vermont, and soon moved back to Maine.
With Earl’s support, Elsie resumed classes, attending summer school and night classes so she could take care of her family during the daytime, finally matriculating at University of Maine, Orono, Class of ’69.
Elsie and Earl were married for 59 years and raised three children. Teaching at Walker High School for six years, Elsie taught for an additional 31 years in the China school system before finally retiring in 1985. She loved teaching and was an avid reader, sightseer, card player, camper, snowmobiler, enjoyed crocheting and knitting, and later in life, enjoyed her winters in Florida with Earl.
Her firm belief in family fed a passion for genealogy and she would discuss her ancestral roots and interests in genealogy with anyone who would listen. The annual Tibbetts family reunions were always a highlight for Elsie, as was her involvement with annual Fish and Game yard sales she hosted at her home on Route 3, in Palermo. Elsie was also known to bake delicious sweets, as well as canning vegetables and pickles from the garden she and Earl planted and tended each season.
Old fashioned donuts, apple pie and mincemeat pie were just a few popular items Elsie often made to share with friends, family, and strangers alike. Elsie and Earl playfully teased one another, providing hours of amusement to their grandchildren and anyone else who needed a smile. “For heaven’s sakes, Earl” was perhaps one of her best-known lines in response to his “for heaven’s sakes, Elsie.”
Like her sisters, Elsie was strong and independent, always there when needed.
She was a member of the Kennebec and Waldo Retired Teachers Associations, Maine Education Association, National Education Association, Palermo Historical Society, Palermo Fish and Game, and the Maine Old Cemetery Association.
She leaves behind her three children: Ronald Adams and his wife Patricia Mathis of Houston, Texas; Caroline Holden and husband Hank, of Palermo, and John (Jack) Elwin Adams, of Fairfield; a sister, Marcia Taber, of Syracuse, New York; grandchildren Kristyn Mathis, of Houston, Texas, Randall Adams and wife Amy, of Middleburg, Virginia, Carolyn Johnson and husband Jason, of Fort Collins, Colorado, Christine Caswell and husband Moises Nuñez, of Portland, George Caswell. Jr. and wife Laura Johnston, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, Jennifer Adams and husband Robert Harville, of Scarborough, Seth Adams, of Southern Maine; great-grandchildren Michael, Meaghan, Daniel, and Ethan Adams, Henry and Cecylia Schattle; Violet, Melody, and Benjamin Caswell; Hazel Harville; and several nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Earl (2007); her sisters Frances Lenfest, Beryl Glidden, Carolyn Ballantyne, Betty Glidden, Sylvia Tibbetts, and a daughter-in-law, Eva (Gilblair) Adams.
Funeral services were held at the Palermo Christian Church, on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family requests donations be made to the Palermo Christian Church Youth Program.
DAVID N. BURBANK
WINSLOW – David Nelson Burbank, 91, of Winslow, passed away at his home on Monday, May 30, 2022. David was born on April 1, 1931, in Waterville, the son of Lynwood A. “Steve” Burbank and Ethel A. Remillard Burbank.
He was educated in Waterville schools where he participated in many activities, graduating from Waterville High School in 1949. David credited the Waterville Boys Club for keeping him trouble-free during his formative years, and was instrumental in forming the Keystone Club.
After graduation, he went to work at the Elmwood Hotel, in Waterville, where he met his future wife Marlene Dumont. They were married on August 26, 1950, at Sacred Heart Church, in Waterville, with Father Houlihan officiating. In 1951, he moved on to work as a production trainee at C.F. Hathaway Shirt Co., in Waterville, where he worked for 41 years until retirement. He advanced to various manufacturing positions and in 1962 was transferred to Dover-Foxcroft to start up a satellite plant. The entire growing family enjoyed their home and community there.
He and Marlene were very active in various organizations in the community, and were congregants of St. Thomas Church. In 1967, David was transferred back to Waterville as a manufacturing consultant and the family moved to Winslow, where they lived until his passing. He traveled to various Hathaway facilities in the northeast and Puerto Rico. David retired in 1992 as the plant manager of the main plant in Waterville.
David was a 48-year member of the Waterville Country Club where he played golf until age 90, and was active at St. John Corpus Christi Parish. Marlene and David traveled extensively until health issues did not allow it. David was an avid golfer, gardener, cross-country skier, and an amazing cook, which passions he enthusiastically taught and passed along to his family. Above all, David was totally devoted to his large and loving family.
David was predeceased by his parents, and his sisters Elizabeth Jolicoeur and Ethelyn Nixon.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Marlene Burbank; and four children, Scott and his wife Susan, of Homer, Alaska, Larry, of Waterville, Tim and his wife Marsha, of China, and Jane Veilleux and her husband Roger, of Winslow; grandchildren Todd and his wife Katie, of Winslow, Jeremy and his wife Lorelei, of Vassalboro, Daniel and his wife Danielle, of Belgrade, Jason and his fiancée Jennifer, of Georgia, Kate O’Neal and her husband Patrick, of North Carolina, Kirsten Wrigley and her husband Tyler, of North Carolina; step-grandchildren Eliana LaCroix and her fiancé Zach, of Burnham, and Pamela Ames and her husband John, of Massachusetts; 23 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
At David’s request there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Church, 26 Monument St., in Winslow, on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 10 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at Marlene and David’s home.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, 8 Elm St. Waterville Maine 04901.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
JEREMY L. GILLEY
VASSALBORO – Spc. Jeremy L. Gilley, 37, died unexpectedly Monday, May 30, 2022, at his home. He was born in Waterville on December 22, 1984, son of Thomas V. and Tammy A. (Green) Gilley.
Jeremy grew up in Palermo and attended Erskine Academy, in South China. He served in the U.S. Army in Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 502D Infantry Regiment during Operation Enduring Freedom. Jeremy encountered many obstacles during his life but always had the strength and determination to overcome them. After he lost both of his legs in his 2011 accident, limiting him from the things he enjoyed doing, Jeremy had his daughter Kara.
She became his whole world and motivated him to set and achieve goals. His most recent goal was converting his truck into a camper. He planned to travel the U.S., reuniting with some of his former military brothers along the way.
He was predeceased by his father, Thomas V. Gilley, uncle, Lonnie Gilley and maternal grandmother, Diane Green.
Jeremy is survived by his mother, Tammy A. (Green) Gilley, of Palermo; his daughter, Kara Gilley, of Chelsea; two sisters: Jessica (Gilley) Toothaker, of Augusta, and Taylor Gilley, of South China; nephew, Aaric Toothaker and niece, Cadence Welch; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Gilley; maternal grandfather, John Green as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at 10 a.m., at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. A gathering for family and friends to follow will be held at VFW, 509 Leighton Rd. Augusta, ME.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME.
Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.
Donations in Jeremy’s memory to Veterans No Boundaries, 8 Sundance Ln., Newry, ME, 04261 or online.
WATERVILLE – John Goff passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at MaineGeneral Medical Center. He was born in Farmington, the son of Edward Goff & Helen (Cook) McPherson.
He was always a free spirit with a curious mind. John enjoyed watching the Red Sox games, watching old westerns. He loved his Red Sox, John Deere tractors and farming. To know him was to love him. He had a heart of gold. His kind loving heart and larger than life personality always shined through.
John was predeceased by his parents Edward Goff and Helen McPherson; his baby brother Charles, his older brother Michael; and his niece Holly Lakin.
He is survived by his sister-in-law Cheryl Goff; nieces Jennifer Goff, Jessica Crispin, Amanda Wyman; his great-nephews Cameron Schmidt, Brandon Schmidt, Jaithon Crispin, his great-niece Brilynn Crispin; great-great-nephew Parker Crispin and great-great-niece Dahlia Crispin; many cousins from the Dyer family.
A private graveside service will be held at Forest Hill Cemetary, on Park Street, in Madison.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Giberson Funeral Home, in Madison and Bingham.
To view the online obituary, view service information, share on social media or to leave your condolences to John’s family please visit our website at http://www.gibersonfuneralhome.com
WATERVILLE – Julia “Judy” Craig, 95, passed away on June 4, 2022, at Oak Grove Center, Waterville,. She was born in Durant, Oklahoma, on October 14, 1926, to Hettie Shaw Wilcox and Alfred Wilcox.
She lived most of her life in Texas, picking cotton for a living as a child with her parents and five siblings, and then later working in a variety of service occupations, including waitressing, secretarial and receptionist work. She married William R. Craig in 1948 to whom she remained faithful until his passing in 2010. She had two children, eight grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Judy became a Christian in the 1950s and faithfully served the Lord at Lavonne Drive Baptist for many years. She enjoyed being the church secretary for several years and singing in the choir.
In 2013 she moved to Maine to be with her son and family, quickly becoming an important part of their lives, especially in her granddaughter-in-law’s daycare where she became the official baby rocker. She was a member of Kennebec Valley Baptist Church and was welcomed into a group of friends with whom she enjoyed playing cards weekly. When the time came for her to transition to Oak Grove Center, Judy continued to love and be loved by so many people. Her loving and fun personality made her many friends in her long life.
Judy is survived by her son, Michael Craig and wife LaVerne; her grandchildren Jamin Craig and wife Bethany, of Benton, William Craig and wife Dana, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Jenny Craig, of Augusta, Joseph Craig and wife Libby, of Benton, Matthew Craig, of Westbrook, Wendy Williamson Roberts and husband Roy, of Pensacola, Florida, Julie Williamson Ausbrook and husband Thomas, of Royse City, Texas, Jason Williamson, of McKinney, Texas; her great-grandchildren Jordan, Sam, Jacob, Zackary, Gavin, Riley, and Westley Craig, Evan, Cody, Aaron, Natya and Leila Craig, Sola Craig, Kaysi and Kaitlyn Roberts, and Toby Williamson; two great-great-grandchildren, Joshua and Anna Craig; many nieces and nephews; her son-in-law George Williamson, of Bedias, Texas.
She was predeceased by her parents and her siblings, Alfred, Ralph, Genevieve, Marie, Dana, and Tim.
There will be a funeral on Friday, June 10, at 2 p.m., at Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, followed by light refreshments and fellowship, with a committal service at Greenlawn Rest cemetery, in Clinton, at 4:30 p.m.
Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield, where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.
Steven Pottle service
A memorial service for Steven Arthur Pottle will be held on Sunday, June 26, at 11 a.m., at Augusta Seventh-day Adventist Church, 235 Eastern Avenue, (Route 17), Augusta, ME.
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