Died: Oct 6, 2012
Aurore (Martin) Mercier
Auburn, ME -- Aurore Mercier, 91, of Lewiston, died peacefully on Saturday Oct. 6, at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn.
 
She was born on August 31, 1921, in Saint-Quentin NB, Canada, a daughter of the late Abel and Angeline (Desjardin) Martin.
 
She was educated in Lewiston schools and had been employed in local textile and shoe industries.
 
“Ora” married the love of her life, Valmont Mercieron May 18, 1946, who predeceased her earlier this year. After retirement, she and “Val” enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. She enjoyed reading, and cooking, and was an accomplished seamstress.
 
Aurore is survived by her son John and his wife Debbie; her son Bob; her grandchildren Stephanie, Jim, Lauren and Lindsay; great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Jacob, Carter, Ella, Coleman and Julia.
 
A memorial mass will be held on October 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 122 Ash Street, Lewiston, Me.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Aurore’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Androscoggin Hospice House at 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, Me 04210.
Died: Oct 5, 2012
Anthony Michael Stevens
 Scarborough, ME – Anthony Michael Stevens, 25, of Shapleigh, ME died on Friday October 5, 2012 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.

If I ever leave this world alive
I'll thank for all the things you did in my life
If I ever leave this world alive
I'll come back down and sit beside your
Feet tonight
Wherever I am you'll always be
More than just a memory

If I ever leave this world alive
If I ever leave this world alive
I'll take on all the sadness
That I left behind
If I ever leave this world alive
The madness that you feel will soon subside
So in a word don't she'd a tear
I'll be here when it all gets weird
If I ever leave this world alive

So when in doubt just call my name
Just before you go insane
If I ever leave this world
Hey I may never leave this world
But if I ever leave this world alive

She says I'm okay; I'm alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right

She says I'm okay; I'm alright,
Though you have gone from my life
You said that it would,
Now everything should be all right
Yeah should be alright

 

He is survived by his wife Tashia, his daughters Tei and Tempy and many who loved him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 and will be an all day event starting at 12 noon at 38 Ferguson Road Shapleigh, ME.
Died: Sep 29, 2012
Marie Mae (Yates) Chaplin
Freeport, ME - Marie Mae (Yates) Chaplin, 66, of Conway, NH died on September 29, 2012 at the Freeport Nursing Home.
 
Marie was born in North Conway, NH on January 2, 1946 a daughter of the late Charles E. & Mildred M. (Day) Yates. She grew up in Brownfield, ME and attended local area schools and graduated from Sanford High School in Sanford, ME. She married Robert Chaplin Sr. in 1968 and remained married to him until 2009.
 
She enjoyed knitting and sewing and spending as much time with her grandchildren as possible.
 
She is survived by her son Robert Chaplin II and his wife Sarah of Greensboro, NC, her daughter Michelle Emerson and her husband Martin of Biddeford, ME and her four grandchildren Harold, Sophia, Gretchen & Ethan, with a fifth on the way. She also leaves a brother Norman Yates of Manchester, NH and was the sister of the late Roger Yates.
 
Graveside services for close friends and family will be held on November 3, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Cornish, ME.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave, Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Marie’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl.
New York, NY 10001.
Died: Sep 30, 2012
Louise P.(Robert) Morin
Limerick, ME – Louise Pauline (Robert) Morin, 66, died on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Hubert E. Morin.
 
Louise was born in Manchester, NH on November 30, 1945 the daughter of the late Omar & Laurette (Tetreault) Robert. She grew up in Manchester attending local area schools. She and Hubert moved to Maine about twenty five years ago and were married on March 8, 1990.
 
She loved the companionship of her cats as well as gardening, growing both vegetables and flowers.
 
Besides her husband she will be sadly missed by her three adoring daughters, Debra Coltey-Reeves and her husband Rene Reeves of Petersborough, NH, Vivki Coltey and her wife Tara Mahady-Coltey of Bow, NH and Rebecca Walker and her husband Russell of Warner, NH. She also leaves her two granddaughters Rowen and Gabrielle as well as a brother Paul Robert and his wife Roxanne of New Boston, NH and many nieces and nephews.
 
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life on October 20, 2012 from 1 -4 p.m. at her home, 18 Central Ave, Limerick, ME.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Louise’s guestbook.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
ASPCA
424 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
or
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
Died: Sep 27, 2012
Esther M. MacDuffie
Esther Marie MacDuffie passed away very peacefully on September 27, 2012. She was 85 years old. At the time of her passing she was held with love in the hearts of her friends, family, and children.
 
Esther worked as a Public Health Nurse for most of her career, a calling that she truly loved. She was a caring person who healed her patients not only with her skilled hands and medical knowledge, but with her quiet conversation and genuine interest in their lives. In the 1970's she served as resident nurse on Swan's Island, on call to this isolated community 24 hours a day, attending to emergencies, trauma, and deaths, as well as holding regular clinics for children and seniors. She also worked for the Ellsworth, Westbrook, and Portland Community Health Services. Her concern for her patients extended beyond her retirement at age 75, when she continued to provide free clinics and home visits to those in need for many years, until she could no longer drive.
 
She was a progressively minded person who researched and adopted a health-oriented diet long before this became popular. Without the help of electricity, she fed her large family primarily from food harvested from their small farm on Swan’s Island. She helped form a small co-op that organized the shipment of whole grains and natural sweeteners to the island.
 
Esther loved her family and used her many talents for cooking, sewing, singing, and making handcrafts to create a warm, beautiful, and inspiring home for her children. Her resourcefulness taught her kids to do more with less, inspiring creativity and delight in problem solving.
 
She was known for her green thumb and to the end of her life spent every summer amongst the rows of her large vegetable garden. Inside the house she tended her vast collection of cactus and succulents. Her 8-foot cactus, bedecked with ornaments, was a marvel to all that had the opportunity to see it.  Her nurturing nature extended to the many animals that she rescued over the years.
 
Esther was a spiritual person who questioned the world constantly. She was a member of both Unity and the Westbrook -Warren Congregational Churches, where she contributed her beautiful voice to the choir for many years. 
 
She was born in Fleetwood, PA on July 11, 1927 to Matilda (Trout) and John Messersmith. She earned a Masters in Nursing from Yale University School of Nursing.
 
Esther was a gentle member of her community where ever she lived. She will be remembered for her generosity, her independent nature, her friendly ways, and her warm smile.
 
Esther leaves her six children: Angus, Nathan, Heather, Laurel, Robin, and Noel; her daughters-in-law Lynda MacDuffie, Lani Graham, Lynn Carpenter Jones, Deborah Miller, and Pamela Wagner; her son-in-law David Orser; her sister, Margaret MacLaughlin; and two grandchildren. 
 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 11:30am at the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church in Westbrook, Maine. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in Esther’s name.
 
Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Esther’s guestbook.

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