Judy A. Fournier

 

Lewiston, ME -- Judy A. Fournier 61 of Auburn, died Tuesday unexpectedly at St. Mary's regional center following a one day stay. Born in Hartford, Connecticut January 19, 1955 daughter of Maurice and Eva Fournier. She was educated in Lewiston schools. Graduating from LHS class of 72 and graduated midstate college with a degree in travel and tourism. 

 

Judy worked as a waitress most of her life and more recently at Rolly's Diner in Auburn. She enjoyed spending time with her family, going camping, to the movies and going to her favorite spot OOB.  

 

Mom will be remembered for being the most sweetest, loving, caring, giving, hard-working woman in this world. Her smile would brighten every room & her laugh was so infectious. She will never ever be forgotten. She was the woman who would take the worst situations life could throw at you & turn them into the best funnest memories.  

 

She is survived by daughters Judy M. Kell of Lewiston, April M. Caron of Lewiston and Mindy L. Hansen of Auburn. Grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney, Alexis, Caleb, Emily, Ryleigh, Chase and Lyla. Sisters, Nancy, Jackie and Melodie. Brothers, Maurice and Robert. 

 

A celebration of life to be held at a later date. 

 

Norma "Jean" Hunt

Bridgton, ME -- On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Norma “Jean” Hunt passed away peacefully, but unexpectedly at Bridgton (Maine) Hospital.  

Born Norma Jean Smith on January 4, 1932, she is survived by her loving husband, Thomas W. Hunt, her four children Kimberlee Beaulieu and her husband Mark of Fort Myers, FL, Kristan Regan and her husband Michael of Watertown, CT, Kevin Hornstra of Somerville, SC and Kellee Hornstra-Young of Westerville, OH.  Jean is also survived by Tom’s children Thomas Hunt of Narragansett, RI, and Andrew Hunt of Boston, MA, and Jennifer Ann Hunt of Oakland, CA.  She is also survived by her first husband, Allan Hornstra of S. Weymouth, MA and is pre-deceased by her second husband Joseph MacDonald.  Jean will be greatly missed by her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were the love of her life. 

Jean loved to wear colorful clothing and bold jewelry which embodied her life and how she shared it with everyone she knew.  

She was the charter member of the Bridgton Arts & Crafts and served as President for 25 years, was an active board member of the Bridgton Chamber of Commerce, and volunteered at the Bridgton Hospital Guild, Thrift Shop and Coffee Shop, while also serving as the Grand Marshall in the Bridgton 4th of July parade.  She was also very active in Ranchero Village and Hospice in Largo, FL.  She was a member of The Red Hat Society.  

Jean’s passion was sewing and crafts which she displayed at multiple locations in the Lake Region area using the tagline “Made with Love by Jean”.  She especially enjoyed using her talents to create loving gifts for her family.  

She was memorialized on September 2nd by her loving family and friends @ St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in West Bridgton, ME under a beautiful summer sky.  The family greatly appreciates the sympathetic care received from Bridgton Hospital and St. Peter’s Episcopal parish.   

Memorial gifts should be made to Hospice.

 

Doris A. (Abbott) Ford

Cornish, ME -- Doris Arlene “Abbott” Ford, 88, of Cornish Maine, formerly The Villages Florida, died Saturday August 13, 2016 in her home after a long battle with cancer.  

She was born February 24, 1928 in Kennebunk Maine, the daughter of late Leon and Susie (Emmons) Abbott. 

Doris graduated from Traip Academy with the class of 1946.   She worked at the Pentagon, Executive Office of the President and retired from the Government Printing Office in 1976.  Doris was a gifted seamstress and prided herself on keeping her family fashionable.  She enjoyed traveling, dancing and playing cards.  She medaled in duplicate bridge at the Spruce Creek Country Club Senior Games in Summerfield, Florida.  Doris was excited to return home to Maine to enjoy time with family. 

Family members include her husband Gerald Ford of Cornish, Maine; granddaughter Kimberly Printy of Cornish, Maine; great granddaughter Emily Printy of Dover, NH; sister in law Joyce Abbott of Amesbury, MA; nephew Lee Abbott and his wife Marie of Chester, NH; niece Wendy Calderwood of Amesbury, MA; granddaughters Laura Perkins and Lisa Perkins Hauck and great grandson Jackson Tyler Hauk of Frederick, MD.  Mrs. Ford was pre deceased by her brother Bo Abbott of Amesbury, MA; daughter Susan Stoner of Port Angeles, WA, her grandson  Scott Ogden of Cape Coral, FL and Debra Abbott from North Hampton, NH.  

A private graveside service will be held for family at the Pine Grove Cemetery in West Kennebunk Maine.  

Thomas B. Ewing

Scarborough - Thomas Burton Ewing, 100, passed peacefully on Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. 

 

Born July 5th, 1916 in Millinocket, Maine, the son of Randall Ewing and Jane Shirley Ewing.  He moved to West Enfield when he was 8 where he first met his future wife.  He began boxing when he was 15 to make money until he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps.  He made $25 a month, kept $5 and sent the rest home to his widowed mother.  He joined the U.S. Army and was in Germany at the end of World War II.  When he came home he started a small trucking company before joining Coles Express.  When the Korean War started, he reenlisted and served again until 1954.  When he officially retired from the Army, the family settled in Portland, Maine where Thomas finished his career at Coles Express.

 

Thomas was married for 73 years to his one true love, Lillian Louise Leveille who passed away two years ago.  Upon retirement in 1976, Lillian and Thomas moved to Rainbow Village in Zephyrhills, Fla., where they spent the next 35 years in the company of many friends and neighbors. They enjoyed their trips each summer coming back to Maine and then to Five Islands, Nova Scotia to visit family and friends.

 

Thomas was a diehard Red Sox fan and was proud to be one of the few fans alive in 1918 who had the privilege to witness the Red Sox win again in 2004, 2007 and 2013. Enjoyable times included trips to Busch Garden and Disney, dining out, sharing stories with families and friends and watching his favorite TV shows with Lillian. His 100th birthday party was an incredible celebration which he enjoyed immensely even though he wished Lillian was by his side.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Ken, Shirl, Archie and sister Pauline.  He is survived by son Robert Ewing and wife Shair, son Thomas Ewing Jr., and daughter Sharon Lynch and husband Walter; brother in laws Blaine Leveille and Wayne and wife Noreen Leveille. He is also survived by his grandchildren including Jennifer Bisson, Robert Ewing Jr., Susan Clark, Brendan Lestage, James Lynch, Michael Lynch, Thomas Lynch, Heather Brooks, and Anthony Ewing. He also leaves behind 16 great grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at the Maine Veterans Home where he was treated with respect and love.

 

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 10, at 1 p.m., at the West Enfield Cemetery. 

Harold A. "Smitty" Smith

Westbrook – Harold A. Smith passed away August 29, 2016 just after reaching his 93rd birthday.  Smitty was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Harold P. and Harriet Newcomb Smith, on August 17, 1923, the fourth of eight children.  He grew up and att

ended schools in the Mattapan area of Boston.  In January 1941 he joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific aboard the USS North Carolina throughout WWII, receiving a Purple Heart for injuries received from a misfiring gun in Turret 1.  He re-enlisted during the Korean War, serving aboard the USS Valley Forge.  

While the North Carolina was in for repairs in Portland, Maine he met Barbara Mitchell, exchanging letters while overseas and getting married in 1944.  They moved to Boston after WWII for a short stay, returning to Portland in 1948.  They raised their family in Portland, where Harold worked as a cabinet maker for McDonald’s Lumber & Windham Millwork.  He continued his career in the manufactured housing industry with New England Homes and Coastal Structures, eventually retiring from Roberts Office Supply.  

He was very proud of his naval service, chronicling those days in a self-published book, Naval Service of Harold A. Smith.  He participated in several crew reunions during his retirement making many trips to the North Carolina, now a museum in Wilmington, NC.  A particularly proud trip was in 2015 when he traveled to the reunion and was able to share his ship with his great grandson.  

Harold was active in Babe Ruth Baseball at the local, state, regional and national levels. He also loved hosting lobster feasts for family and Babe Ruth friends, becoming quite the sight with his chef hat and apron as he steamed lobsters and sipped on his scotch.  

Harold was predeceased by his parents, sisters Florence Durbin, Helen Natale, Dorothy Dunne; brothers Joseph and Robert; his second wife, Roberta Melendy Smith and his son, James H. Smith.  

He is survived by his brother Edward and wife Joan, California; his sister Ruth Peterson, New York; his children Tom and wife Lisa Cormier-Smith, Casco; Peter and his partner Gloria Charles, Utah; Betty Caton and husband Don, Portland; daughter-in-law, Joanne Kozlowski Smith; his grandchildren Matt and wife Kimberly Smith, Gorham; Trista Smith and partner, Craig Wilcox, Casco; Todd Smith and wife Ashley, Westbrook; Joel Smith, Utah, Luke Smith, California, Mike Caton and wife, Elizabeth, Boston; Sarah Caton and husband Eric Davidson, San Francisco; and Katie Caton, Portland.  Great grandchildren Keegan Wilcox and Elle Davidson. He is also survived by his first wife and friend, Barbara Mitchell Smith as well as several nieces and nephews.  

There will a graveside service on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 11:00 am at Scarborough Memorial Cemetery, Old Blue Point Rd, Scarborough, ME.  

Smitty’s family wishes to thank the staff and nurses at Avita of Stroudwater for their care and compassion over the last few months, particularly in these last two weeks. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Harold’s memory to:

Friends of the Battleship North Carolina

Generations Campaign

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

PO Box 480 

Wilmington, NC 28402. 

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