LaBonte JustinWaterville, ME – Justin R. LaBonte, 30, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at his home in Waterville. He was the husband of Jasmin M. (Pelkey) LaBonte.

He was born in Lewiston, ME on January 19, 1982 a son of the late Richard N. LaBonte & Lindy (Whitter) Dube and her husband Michael of Auburn. He grew up in Lewiston, attending local area schools.

Justin held several different jobs, most notably working for VW Dig Construction in Phoenix, AR, where he worked until 2007, when he returned to Maine.

He married Jasmin on June 29, 2012.

Besides his wife he is survived by his three children who adored him, Kelsie Wotton of Lewiston and Xavier and Ethayn Pelkey both of Waterville. He also leaves two sisters Monica Dube and her fiancée James Warren and Laurie LaBonte both of Lewiston; his three brothers Tony and Ronald Parker and Marc Montrieul all of Lewiston, as well as Kelsie’s mother Kerri Wotton of Lewiston, Jasmin’s parents Norman & Sherill Pelkey of Waterville and her grandparents Gerald & Virginia Vellieux of Oakland and his two brother-in-laws Jamie Barker and Ray Pelkey both of Waterville.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Chapman Gathering Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland, ME. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Justin’s guestbook.

126 Portland Head Lighthouse Maine picturesLewiston, ME - Leo Steve Richard, 87, of Leeds, ME passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at CMMC in Lewiston.

Leo was born in Madrid, ME on October 8, 1025 a son of the late Steve and Rose (Fournier) Richard.

Leo was an avid hunter, woodsman, and craftsman; he loved the outdoors and operated Richard's Tree Service for over 30 years.

He served in the United States Marine Corp in the Pacific during WWII.

Leo will be missed by his family and the many friends he has made.

Leo is survived by daughters Ann Richard and Lianne Bedard, Grandchildren Joseph Bedard III and Cassidy Bedard, siblings Lena Howard, Albert Richard, Merle Richards, Etney Campbell, and Rita Larochelle and many nieces and nephews.

Leo was previously deceased by his parents, his Brother Gus Richard and his Sister Marie Taylor.

A graveside memorial service will be held in the spring at Greenwood Cemetery in Dixfield, Maine.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Leo’s guestbook.

Webster Geraldine001Freeport, ME – Geraldine Anne (Cooper) Webster, 66, of Freeport passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Freeport Nursing & Rehab Center.

She was born in Lynn, MA on August 27, 1946 a daughter of the late James & Marie (DuVerger) Cooper. She grew up in Lynn and attended local area schools.

Geraldine is survived by her five children Rose Marie Webster of Florida, Rhonda MacDonald of Gloucester, MA, Robyn Shepard of Lisbon Falls, ME, Randy Fernacello of Lynn, MA and Christopher Lussier and his father Ron Lussier both of Lewiston, ME as well as six grandchildren, a son-in-law David Shepard of Manchester, NH, and her three siblings Paul, Jill and Clifford. She was also the ex wife of the late Raymond E. Webster who died on January 14, 2001. 

The family would like to express a sincere thank you to all the staff of the Freeport Nursing Home and Chan’s Home Health Care for all the care, support and devotion shown to Geraldine and her family. 

Service will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign her guestbook 

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

American Diabetes Association

45 Forest Ave.

Portland, ME 04103

Hibbard CharlesBrunswick, ME – Charles L. Hibbard, 50, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012 with his family by his side at Parkview Hospital due to complications after a long battle with cancer.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a memorial service on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the First Parish Congregational Church, 422 Hallowell Rd, Pownal with a reception immediately following.

Charlie was born on November 20, 1962 in Portland to Linda (Hibbard) Soucy and the late Harold E. Hibbard Jr. of Pownal. He graduated from Greely High School in 1983. Charlie married Tina (Shockley) Hibbard in 2008 and they lived together in Brunswick.

Charlie worked for many years as a finish carpenter. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, his love of hunting & fishing were only exceeded by his love for his wife and daughter. He enjoyed spending as much time as possible hunting and fishing with family and friends.

Besides his wife Tina and Mother, Charlie is survived by his daughter Allison Hibbard; his granddaughter; his brothers Harold Hibbard III of North Yarmouth, Jody Hibbard of Pownal, Tony Hibbard of Norwich, CT and Stanley Hibbard of Lisbon; a nephew Harold Hibbard IV and a niece Victoria Hibbard.

Walker Alice001Portland, ME – Alice M. (Stanley) Walker, 77, of Portland passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Maine Medical Center after a long battle with heart disease.

She was born on February 2, 1935 in Prentiss, ME a daughter of the late Fay & Mildred (Baston) Stanley.

Alice was a nurse for over 50 years working for local nursing homes before retiring from Falmouth by the Sea.

She enjoyed Beano, going to casinos and taking trips, however spending time with her family and friends was her true passion.

She is survived by her daughter Donna Shepard and her partner John of Westbrook and her son Ted Miller and his wife Bell of Maryland as well as five grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Alice was predeceased by her first husband Robert G. Miller and her four sisters Charlotte Worster, Pauline Stanley, Geraldine Worster and Violet Jipson.

Per Alice’s request, there will be no services with a private burial to be held in the spring in her hometown of Prentiss.

The family wishes to send a sincere thank you to friends, family and everyone at Northfield Green Apartments for all the caring and support they’ve given.

Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave Portland. Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Alice’s guestbook.

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