Old Orchard Beach, ME – Patricia M. (Lafrancois) Shappy, 81, of Old Orchard Beach and formerly of Rutland, VT, died on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at her home.  She was the wife of the late Irving Shappy, who died in 2005. 


She was born in Rutland, VT, on February 13, 1933, a daughter of the late Syvla & Hazel (Gonya) Lafrancois.  Patricia attended schools in Rutland and graduated from Rutland High School.   


Pat worked in the Rutland Public School system for 41 years before retiring.  She felt so blessed to work at her job for as long as she did, in fact she loved it so much she did it until she was 80 years old. 


She is survived by her two children, Craig Shappy and his wife Sonyea Oliver and Donna Shappy and her wife Margaret Miller, her two grandsons Alec and Zachariah Shappy and her granddaughter Chelsea Curtis. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 18 Lincoln Ave., Rutland, VT. 


Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Pat’s guestbook and to leave memories and condolences for the family. 


In lieu of flowers, donations in Pat’s name can be made to:


Rutland County Humane Society


765 Stevens Road


Pittsford, VT 05763


Westbrook, ME -- Therma Douglas, RN, age 96, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2014 at the Springbrook Facility in Westbrook, Maine.  She was born on March 1, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Ida Bowden.  She graduated from the Eastern Maine General Hospital in 1941.  She worked at the Boston Childrens' Hospital, Castine Community Hospital, Files Nursing home and retired from the Osteopathic Hospital.  She was a wonderful and caring nurse and had many people who remembered her in later years because she had delivered their babies or had them as patients. 

She married Edwin Douglas in on 2/2/41 and they had 39 happy years together before he passed away in 1980.  

In her younger days, she loved to play golf, was an avid reader and at one point in time sold her cloth dolls called “calico cuties” at various craft fairs.  She was a past member of the Standish Senior Citizens and for several years was chairman of the annual rummage sale.  She attended the Standish Congregational Church in Standish for many years. 

Therma was an avid sports fan and loved all types of sports especially golf and football. 

She is survived by her beloved daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and James Pillsbury of Standish, Me., her grandsons, Andrew Pillsbury and wife Jona of Portland, Maine and Christopher Pillsbury of Buxton, Maine.  The loves of her life were her great grandchildren, Lea, Lewin, Ella, and Simon Pillsbury.  She was so proud of them. She is also survived by her brothers, Leland Bowden of Blue Hill, Maine and Eugene Bowden of Bucksport, Maine; brother-in-law Fred Thompson and wife, Pat, of Rockland, Maine and many nieces and nephews.  Also, her special friend, Jodi Kateon who showed such great kindness to her.  A special thanks to Carolyn, the CNA on the second floor at Springbrook, who was our angel during her stay there. 

A memorial service will be held at the Standish Congregational Church, 25 Oak Hill Road in Standish on November 29th at 11:00 a.m.  A graveside service will be held in Castine, Maine in the summer. 

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Therma’s guestbook and to leave condolences and fond memories for the family.

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

The Standish Congregational Church

P.O. Box 68

Standish, Maine 04084.



Auburn, ME – Pauline L. (Tremblay) Castonguay, 78, of Lewiston, passed away on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Auburn Hospice House after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family. 

She was born in Lewiston, ME on November 10, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Thomas & Alma (Landry) Tremblay and was the youngest sister of the late Theresa Verreault, Larry, Maurice and Rolande Tremblay.  Pauline attended Holy Family School.

She worked at Bird & Son, Supreme Slippers and DVE for many years before retiring and also volunteered at the Longley School Building.

She loved camping and making ceramics along with spending quality time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.

Pauline is survived by her companion, Robert Gilbert, her son Keith Castonguay Sr. and his wife Marie of Lewiston, her daughter Lisa Marcoux and her companion Augie Hahn of Manchester, NH, her grandson Keith Castonguay Jr. and his wife Kayla and their two children of Lewiston, her granddaughter Nicole Castonguay and her family of Bangor and her two cats.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Pauline’s guestbook and to leave condolences and memories of Pauline for the family. 


Auburn, ME – Christine Jane Bornales, 41, of Auburn, died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at her home. 

She was born on Clark’s Air Force Base in the Philippines on April 19, 1973 a daughter of the late Gary Scott and M. Luisa Bornales of Lewiston.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of New England. 

Christine served in the US Army for a number of years as a dental specialist and later went to work as a dental hygienist.  A very artistic person, she enjoyed painting as well as gardening and the outdoors.  She was well loved and would give the shirt off her back; Christine was an inspiration to many. 

Besides her mother, Christine is survived by her son Vincent X. Gomez, her two brothers Gilbert and Christopher Bornales and her sister Judy Bornales.  She also leaves her dog Napoleon, whom she loved like a son. 

Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Chapman Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, ME.  A time of sharing, along with military honors will begin at 5 p.m.

 Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Christine’s guestbook and to leave fond memories and condolences for the family. 

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to assist with Christine’s final expenses and can be sent care off:

Victor Gomes

8457 South Airstrip Road


Herford, AZ 85615

Westbrook, ME -- Barbara Joyce Henry passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Westbrook, surrounded--as she was throughout her life--by her family in a circle of love. 

Barbara was born on December 20, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan.  Fulfilling a lifelong dream, Barbara moved with her three sons to Southern California in 1966.  She lived in California for 28 years, then moved to Westbrook, in 1994 to be near her grandchildren. 

Barbara relished the era she grew up in. She loved the 1940s; attending concerts and dancing to Glenn Miller and other Big Bands greats. An aficionado of all music, Barbara listened to everything from classical, to jazz to rock and loved it all. 

Barbara was a movie buff, enjoying the 40's classics, film noir, and comedy, as well as her favorite TV programs: Mash and The Golden Girls. A voracious reader, Barbara passed her love of language on to her children.  She designed beautiful clothing, wrote prose and poetry and created countless pieces of folk art. 

One of Barbara's lifelong passions was animal welfare. She took in many, many animals, providing a wonderful home for the dogs and cats she loved.  She also donated to numerous animal organizations, most notably Redwings Horse Sanctuary in California. 

Of all her accomplishments, it was as a mother and friend that was truly Barbara's greatest. She was charming and extraordinarily fun, easy to laugh and possessed an adventurous spirit. Family was the foremost value in her life and she sought to create a strong family circle to the best of her gifts. 

Barbara is survived by her sons: Tim in Westbrook, Maine, Charles in Morro Bay, CA, and David Crellin in Seattle, WA, as well as by her daughter-in-laws, Tina Crellin and Colleen Carey, her grandchildren, Matthew, Sean, Jamie, Ryan and Aidan, and her sister, Shirley Dennis. 

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Barbara’s guestbook and to leave condolences and memories for the family. 

In lieu of flowers, Barbara expressed the wish that donations be sent to:

Redwings Horse Sanctuary--www.redwingshorsesanctuary.com 

Please note in donation "In Memory of Barbara Henry"


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