Bridgton-ANN CARSLEY DAVIS, 83, a lifelong resident of Harrison, died at the Bridgton Health and Residence Center on July 20, 2014, Surrounded by the love of her family and friends dating back to her childhood, following a long illness.
Born on May 15, 1931, Ann was the sixth generation of the Carsley family – founders of the Town of Harrison – to be born on Maple Ridge. Her parents were dairy farmers Ellis and Gertrude Abbott Carsley. She grew up as a “farm girl” on the Ridge in an extended-family compound that included both her maternal and paternal grandparents.
The Carsleys were also surrounded by a neighborhood of fellow farmers who swapped the food they raised and grew, and who relied on each other for support. Ann learned early the importance of Family and Friends, and her devotion to both helped to define her entire life.
Ann graduated from elementary school at the one-room schoolhouse on Maple Ridge (where her aunt Lida Carsley Trott taught grades K-8), and then from Bridgton High School (where she majored in Secretarial studies). In 1950, Ann was employed as a secretary at the Harrison Insurance Agency, owned by the Earl Davis family. In June 1951, Ann married insurance agent (and WW II US Navy veteran) Earl Davis, Jr. at the Carsley farm.
Following their wedding, Ann and “Junior” moved to Harrison village, living in a cabin on Dawes Hill before moving in 1954 to the 19th-Century Wheeler House (once a boarding house and tavern) at 13 Front Street on Long Lake.
For most of the next half-century, Ann and Junior resided there, making memories and raising their three children. While Junior rose to become head of the agency, Ann became a homemaker and volunteer for the community and her children’s schools and activities. When Junior was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease in the early 1980’s, Ann became his caregiver until his death in 1990.
In 1999, Ann moved to a new modular home on Dawes Hill, next-door to her daughter, and only a few yards from the little house where she had begun her married life. That same year, Ann was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and underwent six months of chemotherapy. In the end, though, she became a cancer survivor, and she lived to see her three beloved grandsons grow into young men.
Ann’s survivors include children Keith Davis (Linda) from Sylmar, CA; Andrea Mattson (Paul) from Harrison; and Christopher Davis (Traci) from Ocoee, FL. Her grandchildren are Nathan Davis (Meghan) of Auburn; Jonathan Mattson of Harrison; and Seth Mattson of Oxford. Ann’s sister, Marcia Carsley Munn (Ed) lives in San Diego, CA; and their brother Earlon William “Bill” Carsley (Razel) lives in South Paris.
Nearly as important to Ann, though, were her friends from all the different stages of her life: childhood; high school; neighbors; PTA; swimming lessons, support groups; the Harrison Historical Society; and especially, her “girls” from the Knit ‘n’ Sew Club, of which she was a founding member in the 1950’s. With all of them, she enjoyed visits, lunches, movies, phone calls, letters (and later, e-mails), and day trips that had a tendency to turn into mini-adventures. Many of these friends visited her during the final days of her life to say good-by.
Ann’s memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Sunday, August 3 at the United Parish Congregational Church at 77 Main Street in Harrison. A dessert reception will follow in the church vestry. Ann’s family is asking that those who attend please bring a memory of her to share at either the service or the reception.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harrison Historical Society at PO Box 294, Harrison, ME 04040.
Ann’s family also wishes to thank the talented and hard-working caregivers at Bridgton Hospital, Androscoggin Hospice Care, and the Bridgton Health and Residential Center, all of whom were so supportive of Ann and her relatives during her final days.
Funeral Arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, please visit advantageportland.com to leave condolences for the family.
Our beloved father, Harold Mailloux, of Waterville, Maine went to join the Lord and others that passed before him on July 19, 2014 with his family at his side. Harold was 83.
Harold was a resident of Waterville, Maine the majority of his life. He was born on November 4, 1930, at 12 Edgemont Avenue. He was the son of Joseph and Marie Mailloux.
Harold enjoyed the company of his daughters, and he loved music and enjoyed going to musical events. Music was a large part of his life as he played, by ear, the guitar, harmonica, and violin. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed cats, baseball, playing horseshoes and cribbage. He was a member of the Sacred Heart and Notre Dame Churches. He enjoyed spending time at the Muskie Center. He was employed by the Waterville School System, as a custodian, for 23 years and retired in 1992.
Harold was a veteran of the Korean War, in the U.S. Army, serving as Quartermaster in 1952-1953. He was recently presented with a Letter of Appreciation and Medal to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War ending with a peace treaty.
Predeceased By: his twin brother, Donald, his mother and father, Joseph and Marie Mailloux, wife, Jeannette Mailloux, daughter, Patricia Mailloux, son, Burt Mailloux, sisters, Yvette Dumont, Dorothy (Dot) Lamontagne’, Lorette Greaves, and Doris LeGendre’.
He will always remain in our hearts but will be sadly missed by his daughters and son-in-laws, Marie and Robin Cook, Theresa and Don Moore, Tiffani and John Roberts, his sister, Gladys Matte’, his grandchildren, Jenni, Rob, Roman, Laurie-Anne, Patrick and Andrew. His great-grandchildren Jessica, David, Linda, Brandon, and Julianne.
The family would like to thank The Barron Center staff and nurses for their compassion, kindness and care of Harold while he was in their facility and thank them for all they did for him to improve his quality of life. We appreciate all of you. God Bless.
A service will be held at Notre Dame Church, 112 Silver Street in Waterville at 11:00 o’clock on Saturday, August 2, 2014, procession to St. Francis Cemetery, then we will gather at the VFW, 51 Water Street in Waterville.
Harold (and his mother) tolerated an unusual facial pain disease called Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic-Douloureux). In lieu of flowers we would ask that donations be made in his memory to: TNA Facial Pain Association, 408 W. University Avenue, Suite 602, Gainesville, FL 32601 1-800-923-3608, web site: www.fpa-support.org so that treatment options may be researched. The family, in advance, would like to say many thanks for your donation, and we thank you for your love and support.
Scarborough ME - William Boccaleri, 72, of Old Orchard Beach-Passed away on Saturday, July 19,2014 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was the Husband of Carol (Fradette) Boccaleri.
He was born in Camden, New Jersey on January 4, 1942 a son of the late William Robinson and Ellen (Robinson) Dugary.
He graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 1996, with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Technical Leadership. He worked for many years as a quality Engineer at Data General and retired from Jotul in 2007. William was a life member of the Elk’s Lodge 1597 in Saco Maine.
Besides his wife of 35 years Carol, he leaves behind his daughter Natasha Fradette and her husband Guy Picard. His grandchildren Vanessa, Meggy, Justine and Cecilia, his sisters Margie Smith and Jackie Wunsch both from New Jersey as well as a Global Family of loved ones and friends.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Williams’s guestbook and leave condolences for his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:
Gosnell Memorial Hospice House
11 Hunnewell Rd
Scarborough ME 04074
Yarmouth, ME -- Irene Ross Card, 81, passed away July 18, 2014 after a four year courageous battle against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She had family at her side for the last four days of her life and had spent the last three months at Bay Square at Yarmouth.
Irene was born in Hebron, Maine on Sept 16, 1932, the daughter of Reginald and Evelyn Hibbs Ross. The family moved to West Paris where Irene attended school. She was a graduate of West Paris High School in 1951 and later attended Bliss Business College. She lived in Lewiston and worked in the office of the Bates Manufacturing Company. In 1953, she married Al Card and thus began a 61 year marriage complete with two children and five grandchildren. During this period Irene worked as a secretary and ultimately retired from the State of Maine and the Office of Substance Abuse in 1994.
Irene was a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Augusta and a longtime member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (Laureate Lambda Chapter) of Augusta.
She was predeceased by her parents and several aunts and uncles. She is survived by her husband, Albert Card of Augusta; a daughter, Linda Card Leblond of Cape Elizabeth, a son-in-law, William Leblond, also of Cape Elizabeth, and their children Will and Ross Leblond; a son, Ryan Card, and his wife Leigh Ann and their children Hannah, Kathleen and Andrew, all of Woolwich; a brother, Wayne, and his wife Roberta of West Paris and their sons Rick, of Dresden, and Steve, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She is also survived by two step-grandchildren, Sam and Ellie Leblond, of the Washington DC area.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 209 Eastern Ave, Augusta, ME.
Interment in the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Irene’s honor to
Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association
383 US Route One #2C
Scarborough, ME 04074
Life Choice Hospice
23 Spring Street, Suite C
Scarborough, ME 04074.
Scarborough, ME – Agatha Hilary (Cummings) Rogers, 84, of Howland, Maine, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was the wife of the late Maurice Cummings, to whom she was married for 49 years, and the late Rev. Calvin Rogers, to whom she was married to for seven years.
She was born in Lagrange, ME on February 6, 1930 a daughter of the late Lester & June (Ireland) Sawyer.
Agatha was an ordained minister and founding member of the Deliverance Center in Portland, where she was a teacher of their Bible College for many years. She was also a member of Full Gospel Assembly in Lagrange, ME.
She is survived by her children, Maurice Cummings of Berwick; Donna Small and her husband Richard of Commerce, GA; Sandra Morgan and her husband Timothy of Pownal; Donald Cummings and his wife Rose of Baldwin. She also leaves her step children James Rogers and his wife Sandra; Timothy Rogers and his wife Dottie and Cynthia Mattson and her husband Doug all of Old Orchard Beach, as well as her brother Maynard Sawyer of Lincoln, her sister Veronica of Augusta, seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Deliverance Center, 1008 Congress Street, Portland. A Funeral Service will follow at 12 p.m.
Burial will be held on Friday July 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Goulds Ridge Cemetery, Passadumkeag, ME with the Rev Ed Costeen of Full Gospel Assembly of Lagrange, ME officiating.
Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Agatha’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.