Rumford – Gloria (Ma) Kerr passed away on Wednesday March 2, 2016 surrounded by family at Rumford Community Home.
Gloria was born May 26, 1927, a daughter of Alton and Edith Rosetta (Libby) Hutchinson. She graduated from Mexico High School and attended medical school Boston, Mass. She met and married the love of her life Bill and they were married for sixty-four years before his passing in 2010.
Gloria was a very kind and easy going soul. She loved being with family and friends, doing crosswords, knitting and laughing. She will be sadly missed by all.
Gloria is survived by her children; sons Wayne Kerr of Auburn, Maine and Bruce Kerr of Manicopa, Arizona; daughters Donna Kerr and companion Robby Lovell of Mexico; Susan Lavoie and husband George of Rumford; Sharon Rabon and husband Chuck of Buckfield; and Barbara Newton and husband Terry of Burnham; her sister Verna Scott of Yarmouth; eight grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband Bill, son Greg, brother Kenny Hutchinson and sister Fern Howard.
The family would like to thank Rumford Hospital, Rumford Community Home, Med-care, Androscoggin Health Care and Beacon Hospice associates for the excellent care that was given to Gloria.
Rest in peace Ma.
A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday March 6th at the Green Church on Main Street in Mexico. The service will begin at 2p.m. with reception to follow.
A spring committal service will be held at Morton-Farrington for family and friends. Details to be announced at a later date.
Portland, Maine – Elmer “Pitt” Dumont , 68, of Fellows Street, South Portland, ME, died on February 18, 2016 at Seaside Rehabilitation and Health Care in Portland following a brief illness with cancer.
He was born in Lewiston, ME, on March 2, 1947 son of Albenie and Elizabeth Dumont, and raised by Armand and Phoebe Gagnon of Lewiston. Elmer attended Westbrook High School. After high school, Elmer served with the U.S. Air Force from 1966 - 1970.
Following his military service, Pitt worked at WH Shurtleff for 18 years and later retired from Oakhill Beverage 2014.
In his earlier years, Pitt enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing, playing guitar and working on crossword puzzles.
Pitt was preceded in death by his parents, Armand and Phoebe Gagnon as well as Albenie and Elizabeth Dumont, his brothers, Vinal, Howard, Lawrence and Norman. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joan of South Portland, daughter Tammy Dumont of South Portland, daughter Stephanie (Dumont) Heathman and her husband Terry of Gardner, Kansas, three grandchildren, Ashley, Josh and Terry III and one great-grand daughter Emma, his brother Wayne Gagnon and sister Beatrice McLaughlin.
Services will be private.
Portland, ME -- Joan Marie Feeney Pelletier, 86, of Westbrook and Raymond Maine passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feburary 28, 2016 surrounded by her loving daughters, following a long illness.
Joan was born in Portland, Maine on May 18, 1929, the daughter of the late John J Feeney and Grace M. LaPierre Feeney Stitham. Joan attended local schools and graduated from Cathedral High School. She married her late husband Frederick J Pelletier in 1947 and together they raised 5 children. Joan later attended SMTC in South Portland and received her LPN from the School of Practical Nursing and went on to work in local hospitals. She retired from Nissens Bakery to move into her beloved home in Raymond, Maine until moving in with her daughter and son-in-law 2 years ago.
Joan is survived by her children, Mrs. Roderick (Theresa) MacKay of Westbrook, Maine, Mr. Frederick J Pelletier Jr. & partner Terri Hurd of Raymond, Maine, Mrs. Peter (Dawn) Doane of Medford, New Jersey, Mrs. Timothy (Michelle) Kane of Cape Elizabeth, Maine and Ms. Marygrace Pelletier and fiancé James Elliot of Windham, Maine, 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren who were the pride, love and joys of her life.
Joan is also survived by her sisters, Mrs. John(Theresa) Turner of Westbrook, Maine, Mrs. Stanley(Emily) Jollotta of New Hampshire, Mrs. Harold(Frances) Henderson of Dexter, Maine and brothers Mr. John J & Janis Feeney Jr. of Oregon and Mr. James H and Ella Feeney of Hermon, Maine as well as many loved nieces and nephews.
Joan was also pre-deceased by her Granddaughter Joan Pelletier, Brother Paul Feeney and Sister-In-Law Barbara Feeney.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Cedars Rehab Center and MMC for their warm and compassionate care of our Mom and a special thank you to her night nurse, Kaitlyn. You are a special lady. God bless you and Thanks.
A Memorial Mass service will be held at St Joseph’s Church, 673 Stevens Ave, Portland, Maine at 11:00 AM on Saturday March 5, 2016. Joan will be interred in Raymond Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Raymond,Me- James E. Golding Jr., 68 passed away unexpectedly on February 24,2016.
Jimmy was born January 5,1948 in Brunswick, Me to James & Thelma (Litchfield) Golding.
Jimmy married Judith Sanford and they had 2 children together, Robert and Rachel. Years later, he married Elaine Penley and she had a son Kevin.
Jimmy worked for many years at L.L. Bean and Curtis Lawn Care, both in Freeport. He moved to Florida in 2002 to open his own Lawn Care business only to return to Maine in 2008. He was then employed at Berlin City Toyota/Lexus of Portland until retiring in 2012.
Jimmy was a true cheer leader for all of his children’s and grandchildren's sporting events. Often showing up with cut oranges for all the players. He held a special place in his heart for the GNG Diamond cheering teams. Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fly fishing and hunting with his son, Robert. He was an avid NASCAR fan, loving Tony Stewart. His favorite saying at any time was “Go Tony!”
He is survived by his son Robert and wife Calli of Mechanic Falls, Me; and daughter Rachel and her husband Joseph of New Gloucester, ME. His step son Kevin and his wife Denise of New Boston, NH. Four sisters, Lillian Hall of Pownal, ME, Ini and Pete Harrison of Freeport and Sandi Brooks of Farmingdale, Me. Marjorie Golding Larrivee and her husband David, and brother Mark Golding all of Raymond, ME.
He had 10 Grand Children that were his world. Kendall, Gabrielle and Jarrett Golding; Breanna Hart and Alandra Burnham; Sydney, Abigail and Alexis Spinney; and Ethan and Alex King. He also had 7 great grandchildren. He also had many cousins, nephews, aunts, uncles and there families. He had countless special friends because Jimmy was just that kind of man that could be friends with anyone and do any thing for everyone.
He was predeceased by both of his parents, and by brother-in laws David Ingerson, Roderick Brooks.
A celebration of Jimmy’s life will be held at the First Parish Congregational Church 461 Elmwood Road Pownal, Maine on March 6, 2016 from 2 to 4pm. All are welcome, friends and family to celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations to help with the cost of his services.