South Portland, ME – Theodore K. Rice Jr., CSW, RSAC, 81, of South Portland and formerly of Concord, NH, died on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Seaside Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on August 21, 1932 in Concord, NH a son of the late Theodore K. & Elnora (Weast) Rice Sr. He attended schools in Concord and graduated from Concord High School in 1948. He served his country in the US Army, serving with the military police.
Mr. Rice received further educated at Colby College and did his graduate work at Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire, and the University of Connecticut. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling as well as the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Counseling and was licensed for independent practice as a Certified Social Worker in Maine. Theodore was also a Registered Substance Abuse Counselor in Maine and was President/Owner of Counseling & Consultation Services.
Mr. Rice was affiliated with the University of Southern Maine where he taught courses in Business Communication, Group Process and Introduction to Communications. He also served as a consultant to business and public sector services agencies as well as private practitioner and trainer.
He was employed at York County Counseling from 1974 thru 1982 as the clinical director of the substance abuse program and spent four years as Regional Director. He served as Chairman of the Maine Board of Registration of Substance Abuse Counselors; he also served on several advisory boards and held faculty positions at the University of Southern Maine Graduate School, the University of New Hampshire and the University of Connecticut.
Theodore has also held other positions including work in Federal and State penitentiaries, clinical director of a JCAH accredited alcoholism program and training and consultation throughout New England.
He was a past director of the Southern NH Appalachian Mountain Club and was a member of Project Soar, Boy Scouts of America, and the Presidents Club Colby College.
He loved hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking, cross country skiing, biking, snowshoeing, the ocean, rock collecting, teaching the Great Books adult classes at USM.
Theodore was a kind, generous and warm hearted man and will be missed by many including his son Theodore K. Rice, III of Lantana, FL, his daughter Elizabeth Worth and her husband Robert of Bow, NH, his two grandchildren Kyle E. Worth of Merrimack, NH and Justin R. Worth of Storrs, CT. He also leaves a brother Roger L. Rice of Cohassett, MA and three nephews Roger, Paul and David Rice.
A celebration of life will be held this summer at date to be determined.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Theodore’s guest book and to leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108
ATTN: Ted Rice Jr. Memorial for Trail Maintenance
Merrimack County SPCA
130 Washington Street
Penacook, NH 03304
ATTN: Ted Rice Memorial
Auburn, ME – William A. Daniels, 92, of South Paris died on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Auburn Hospice House. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth R. (Carroll) Daniels who died on April 26, 2000.
Bill was born in Paris Hill, ME on July 26, 1921 a son of the late Alfred M. & Ethel (Twitchell) Daniels. He grew up in Paris Hill and graduated from Paris High School. He went on to remain a Paris area resident all of his life.
He served his country in the US Army during World War II from 1942-1946, earning the rank of Corporal. Prior to leaving for active duty, Bill married Elizabeth on September 17, 1942.
Bill worked as a carpenter for many years before retiring in the early 1980’s. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially at Richardson Lake in Andover, ME. He was a devoted family man, also putting his family first and doing whatever he could do to provide and support them. He was especially smitten with his grandchildren, even until days before his death, his face would light up for them.
He is survived by his two children, Sally E. Latham of Norway and David A. Daniels and his wife Bessie of Harrison. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, two sisters Mary Boynton of Paris Hill, ME and Phyllis Lasalle of Bolster Mills, ME as well as several nieces and nephews. He was also the father of the late Douglas A. Daniels, who died in 1966 and Marianne D. Mecervier, who died in 2001 and was the brother of the late Mark Daniels. He was also predeceased by a grandson and a great granddaughter.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris, ME.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Bill’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Auburn Hospice House
236 Stetson Road
Auburn, ME 04210
Canton, ME -- Carolyn L. Whitney, 72, of Canton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at her residence in Canton surrounded by her loving family and close friends.
She was born in Portland, ME on August 29, 1941 a daughter of the late Dwinal and Elizabeth (Dyer) Griffin Sr. She attended Cliff Island School, East Sebago School and Portland High School.
The Lord is My Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters
He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Carolyn enjoyed spending time with her family and taking road trips with Charlie Meeks. She enjoyed doing puzzles, reading, fishing, and gardening. Carolyn had a giving heart; she would help the people in her life even if it meant her going without.
Carolyn is survived by her longtime companion Charlie Meeks of Turner; brothers, Alan Griffin and his wife Lucille of South Casco, Cliff Griffin and his wife Mildred of Auburn, and Theodore Griffin and his wife Lucinda of South Portland; six sons, Algernon Collins III of Lewiston, Robert Collins and his wife Monique of Poland, David Collins of Lewiston, Jody Collins and his longtime friend Lottie Greer of Canton, Patrick Collins and his wife Krystal of CT, Shawn Whitney and his wife Kristin of Auburn; two daughters, Donna Kane Peppin of Auburn, and April Hunt of Dixfield. She also leaves behind twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Dwinal Griffin Jr., David Griffin, Margorie Griffin and Teresa Griffin.
There will be a private burial service then a family gathering in the summer upon the request of Carolyn.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
Auburn Hospice House
236 Stetson Road
Auburn, ME 04210
Sabattus, M E -- Erica J. “Shorty” Norton, 26, of Sabattus and formerly of Turner, ME and Bristol, CT died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
She was born on June 24, 1987 in Torrington, CT. The daughter of Kimberly A. (Norton) Kokiel and her husband Michael of Chelsea, ME and paternal father Eric Allen and his Wife Sherrie of Arizona. Erica lived in Bristol, CT until the age of 12 when she moved to Turner, ME. She graduated from Leavitt High School in 2004 and was attending CMCC, majoring in Computers and Information Technology.
Before returning to CMCC as a full time student, Erica worked in Lewiston at Tim Horton’s where she ran the bakery. While in High School, she ran track and field and was a member of the cheerleading squad and played a little clarinet. She also enjoyed all types of music, especially Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.
She was a devoted mother to her son Shayne A. Henry of Sabattus, the light of her life was her “little man” who was her greatest joy, Shayne was her world, and everything revolved around her Shaynie.
Besides her parents and her son, she also leaves two sisters Patricia Kokiel of Greene, ME and Tessa Kokiel of Chelsea, ME, her maternal grandmother Jean Childs of Wales, ME, grandparents Mike and Judith Kokiel of Bristol, CT., Harold and Patty Vandusen of Dade City Fl., and her fiancée, Louie Nava, with whom she lived with in Sabauttus. The two were considered Bonnie & Clyde. She also is survived by many cousins, including Lacie and Tommy Currier and “Little” Michael Kokiel as well as several aunts and uncles. She was also the granddaughter of the late Henry R. Norton, who died in May 1991.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Chapman Gathering Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. at Gracelawn with Rev. Philip Shearman officiating.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Erica’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Shayne Henry College Fund
Kimberly A. Kokiel (Trustee)
368 Nelson Road
Chelsea, ME 04330
WESTBROOK- Dennis P. Savage, 71 of Westbrook passed away on Sunday March 2, 2014 at the Barron Center surround by his family and loved ones.
He was born on April 13, 1943 in Portland, the middle son to the late Leonard and Loraine Savage of Westbrook. He graduated from Deering High School in 1962. During his high school years he played in the school band, and dabbled with football and track. After High school Dennis (or Denny known to his friends), worked various jobs throughout the Portland area until he began working at Sebago Shoe Inc., where he met his future wife, Jayne Leighton Pride/Savage of Windham.
Dennis began working for the Weyerhaeuser Paper Co. located in Westbrook where he stayed for the next 30 years. The two moved into the close knit community near Riverbank Park on Giles Street in Westbrook. Dennis and Jayne raised three children in this memorable community, and on many occasions opened their doors to foster children in need of their help and support during difficult times. Dennis was a self- proclaimed jack of all trades. He dove into many hobbies such Ham Radios, photography, building electronic Hi-Fi equipment, and some wood working/carving. He never stopped feeding his mind with knowledge and was a prolific reader. Sometimes he would take a book from start to finish all in the same day. He had an uncanny ability to recall the important facts and figures on many of the thousands of books that he had read over the years.
Summer time was spent traveling throughout this great state of Maine camping at any and every state park that had an opening. Abol Campground in Baxter State Park was one of his favorite places. This peaceful place came to be an annual vacation for his family along with many families of the Giles Street Community. On his own time he would enjoy bowling, playing pool (to some considered to be a pool shark), playing or managing company softball teams, playing cribbage, doing crossword puzzles in amazing time, fishing, and spending time with his relatives and family members. Dennis provided a fountain of off color or dry humor that would be sure to get a chuckle or belly laugh from those around him. He enjoyed making others laugh even if it was at his own expense. As a committed family man, he could often be seen following his children around to sporting events or activities. He was the type of guy that would drop to the floor to play with his nieces, nephews and grandchildren even up to his later years. Dennis and Jayne were often seen out for a coffee or a bite out to eat at the local dinners throughout Westbrook and Portland. You would call him chatty if you over heard him at the local dinner and he would offer his opinion on any topic thrown on the table.
He was preceded by his parents Leonard and Loraine Savage of Westbrook, and his wife Jayne Leighton Savage of Westbrook and a younger brother Mark Savage of Westbrook. He is survived by his brother Lynn Savage and wife Phyllis of Gorham, ME, daughter Melissa Marshall and husband Rick of Jacksonville, N.C. Grandson Richie Marshall and Wife Halie and great granddaughter Aubree of Jacksonville, NC. . His son Tim Savage of Westbrook ME, who he was exceptionally close with and his second son Dan Savage, wife Gail, and grandchildren Benjamin and Paige of Standish, ME. He also leaves behind nieces and nephews of his brother, Lynn Savage of Gray, Andrea Winship of Windham, Laura Savage, Dawn Savage and Mary Savage all from Westbrook; who will greatly miss their Uncle Dennis. There are many others worthy of mention that have helped in supporting family during this difficult year.
A life celebration will be schedule for March 13, 2014 from 4:00 -8:00pm at the American Legion Hall located at 300 Conant Street in Westbrook. All are welcome to join the family by sharing a story, a photo, or just stopping in to pay respects to a wonderful man.
A burial will be schedule later this spring in his final resting place next to his wife in Brooklawn Cemetery in South Portland. Thanks to all the care givers at PCAL and the Barron Center that watched over Dennis during his time of need over the past year.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Dennis’ guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.