Georgette M. (Lemay) Brushwein

Auburn, ME -- Georgette M (Lemay) Brushwein, 91, of Westbrook died peacefully on Friday, January 16, 2015 at The Hospice House in Auburn with her children by her side.  

“Georgie” was born on January 31, 1923 in Lewiston, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Evangeline (Bazinet) Lemay.  She is survived by her son Jeffrey and his wife Jolene Walker of Lehigh Acres, Florida and her daughter Rae and husband Douglas Rodgers of Lewiston, as well as her sisters Roland Clark of CT, Rita Brushwein of Lewiston, Lorraine Reed of FL and brother Frederick (Bucky) of TX.  She was predeceased by her sister Dora Girard and brothers Richard and Robert.   

Georgie was a fixture in the Assessor’s office in Westbrook City Hall until her retirement in 1988.  After retiring she spent her winters down south where she loved to golf, play Bingo and go out with her friends.  She will be missed by many people both in Maine and Florida. 

A memorial service will be held at the Gathering Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. The interment ceremony will be held in June at the Gracelawn Memorial Park. 

Donations in Georgie's memory may be made to:

The Auburn Hospice House

236 Stetson Road


Auburn, ME 04210   

Esther B. (McFadden) Adams

Auburn ME- Esther M Adams of Auburn passed away from a long illness Friday January 16, 2015 at the Hospice Center in Auburn after residing at the Marshwood Living Center in Lewiston.  She was 90 years old born on June 20, 1924; she was a lifelong resident of Auburn.  After marrying Kenneth N Adams of Auburn they lived on Sunset Ave and later moved to Adams Ave.  She was a telephone operator for the New England Telephone Company early in her career; she also worked for CMMC and Bates College. 

Esther dressed like a movie star and was very attractive and had to have her hair done weekly by her long time hairdresser Lynn.  She and her husband used to love to entertain with their parties on Saturday evenings and to dine out with her many friends. She loved to travel to Florida in the winter where she worked in Pompano Beach at the Hillsboro Club and visited her parents in Hollywood Florida.


She loved her cat Missy and they were constant companions for each other. While she was in Florida she looked forward to visits with her grandson Kenneth; they loved going out to eat and enjoy a good lobster by the ocean and enjoyed spending time at the beach and basking in the sunshine.

She is survived by her three children; Gary of Auburn, Mary Ellen of Lewiston and Bruce of Poland Springs Maine, her three grandchildren Kenneth, Amy and Tobie, daughter-in-laws Pamela W Adams, Judith Adams and son-in-law Guy Lavalliere. She also leaves one sister Betty Bibber of Brunswick Maine.  She was predeceased by her Parents Alton and Mae McFadden of Auburn and her husband Kenneth. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at The United Methodist Church on 439 Park Ave Auburn. Service will be at 1pm. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Jeanie D. (Karkos) Warren

LISBON FALLS -- Jeanie D. (Karkos) Warren, 71, of Lisbon Falls peacefully passed away in her home on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.  She was born in Decatur, Illinois on May 26, 1943 a daughter of the late Harold and Dorothy (Norman) Karkos.  

When she was a little girl, the family relocated to Maine in 1945 where she grew up on Davis St. in Lisbon Falls.  She attended local schools and was a graduate of Lisbon High School.  

In 1961 she married Leon Warren.  They had three boys and Jeanie spent most of her time as a homemaker tending to the family and raising the boys.  

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, baking and was a certified HAM operator.  She also loved the holiday season.  Jeanie and her high school friends still remained active in a group they had known as the Class of 1961.  

She is survived by her three sons; Paul, Harold and George and his significant other Cheryl Jellison all of Lisbon Falls, a sister Sandra Judd of Lisbon, two grandchildren Ashley Jellison and Stephanie Frechette and a great-grandson Jacob Leon Frechette.  She was predeceased by her former spouse, Leon Warren, her Mother Dorothy Karkos and her Aunt Rita.  

A graveside service will be held in the spring at Hillside Cemetery in Lisbon Falls.  

Helen P. (Ryan) Bennett

Portland, ME -- Helen Patricia (Ryan) Bennett, a longtime resident of Naples, ME, passed away on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Seaside Nursing Home.  She was the wife of the late Jerald James Bennett. 

Helen was born in Berlin, NH a daughter of the late Simon Francis and Helen (Woods) Ryan, due to death of her natural parents in early childhood, raised by the beloved late Albert J. & Anna T Ryan of Hingham, MA.

Helen summered in Maine, working as a Governess, while achieving formal training through the Cadet Nurse Corps program. After which she worked as a Nurse, before moving to Maine, marrying and raising children.

She is survived by her children Bonnie LaChance of Westbrook, ME, Jerry Bennett of Westbrook, ME, Julie Hutchinson of Bridgton, ME, Daniel Bennett, Patrick Bennett, Diane Hutchinson of Bridgton, ME, Elizabeth Robertson of Saco, ME and Kathleen Bennett of Gray, ME as well as ten grandchildren.  She also leaves her siblings, Albert J. Ryan Jr., of Hingham, MA, Daniel P. Ryan of Hingham, MA, Francis R. Ryan of Georgia and Gerard A. Ryan of Randolph, MA.  She was also the mother of the late Robert and John Bennett and sister of the late Bruce Ryan, Mary Ryan Ferullo, John Phillip Ryan, and Ann Therese Ryan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10 a.m. at St Joseph's Church, Portland, ME, followed by private burial at the Edes Falls Cemetery, Naples.





Juliette A. Fontaine

Portland, ME – Juliette A. Fontaine, 68, of Sanford died on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Maine Medical Center. 

She was born in Berlin, NH on August 30, 1946 a daughter of the late Marcel W. and Doris P. (Bernier) Fontaine.  She grew up in Berlin, attending Berlin schools and moved to Maine at the age of eighteen. 

Juliette was employed at the former Sprague’s in Sanford for about ten years, and then spent about fifteen years as a bartender for the VFW in Sanford before retiring about five years ago. 

She was an active member of both the VFW and the AMVETS in Sanford and was known for her knitting, especially afghan’s and slippers. She also was an avid candle pin bowler. 

She is survived by her daughter Doris “Minnie” Bouffard and her husband Norman of Saco, three granddaughters Julie Ouellette and her husband Brian of Sanford, Debra Fields and her fiancé Chris Lancey of Saco and Melissa “Missy” Fields of Biddeford and her grandson Zachary Bouffard also of Saco.  She also leaves nine great grandchildren, two brothers Marcel “Pete” Fontaine and his wife Denise and Richard Fontaine and his wife Mary Jo, both of Saco as well as several nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Gloria Collins, who died in 1998. 


A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date and will be announced at

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