Category Archives: Obits

Elizabeth C. (Beauford) Quinn obituary

Elizabeth C. (Beaufort) Quinn
1920-2018

WATERVILLE — Elizabeth C. Quinn, 97, of Skowhegan, died peacefully on July 6, at Mt. St. Joseph’s hospital in Waterville.
She was born in Skowhegan Nov. 22, 1920, the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Blanchette) Beauford, and was raised in her family’s home on North Avenue by her older sister, Mrs. Louis (Marie) LaFratta, following her parents’ passing.

Carleen (Prentiss) MIller obituary

Carleen Miller
1936-2018

CLINTON — Carleen “Ma” Miller, 81, passed away June 27, 2018, at home with her family around her.
She was born Dec. 4, 1936, in Winslow, the daughter of Herman Bragg and Pauline Prentiss Thompson.

Maurice E. Bowring Jr. obituary

Maurice E. Bowring Jr.
1957-2018

NORRIDGEWOCK — Maurice E. Bowring Jr., 60, passed away July 7, 2018, at his home in Norridgewock surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 10, 1957, in Norridgewock, the son of Maurice E. Sr. and Carrol (Libby) Bowring.

Reginald L. Trahan obituary

Reginald L. Trahan
1933-2018

WATERVILLE — Reginald L. Trahan, 85, of Benton, passed away July 3, 2018, in Waterville.
He was born Jan. 25, 1933, in Waterville, the son of Alfred and Emerentienne (Dupuis) Trahan.

Clyde F. Russell obituary

Clyde F. Russell
1937-2018

DEXTER — Clyde F. Russell, 81, passed away July 1, 2018, at his home in Dexter surrounded by his family.
He was born July 1, 1937, in Guilford, the son of Clyde C. and Evelyn L. (Cook) Russell.

Robert R. Butcher obituary

Robert R. Butcher
1949-2018

WATERVILLE — Robert R. Butcher, 69, of Waterville, passed away June 28, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, surrounded by his family.
He was born May 28, 1949 in Hartford, Conn., the son of James Fay and Malvina Bergeron.

Dorothy (Ronco) Nicholas obituary

Dorothy (Ronco) Nicholas
1936-2018

WINSLOW — Dorothy Nicholas passed away at home in Winslow on July 2, 2018, after a short illness. Her daughter, Wendy and son-in-law Steve were by her side.
She was born in Fairfield on March 19, 1936, the daughter of Roland and Laura (Mithee) Ronco.

Madeline Evonne (Haskell) Beckwith-Burns obituary Clinton, Maine

Madeline Evonne (Haskell) Beckwith-Burns
1930-2018

CLINTON — Madeline Evonne (Haskell) Beckwith-Burns, 88, died peacefully, June 30, 2018, at her home, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born April 12, 1930, in East Benton, the daughter of Ralph M. and Catherine (Thompson) Haskell.

Known as Maggie to all, her hearty laugh, good nature and sewing ability will be sadly missed. She loved making quilts and baby blankets. One of her late-in-life passions was selling her crafts at many different fairs, such as the Clinton Lion’s Club — her favorite. She has two sisters, Erline Hendsbee of Randolph, and Darlene Huelett of Windsor.
A 1948 graduate of Lawrence High School in Fairfield, she went to work for Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Piper in Benton until she was married to Ray Irving Beckwith of Fairfield, April 18, 1953. They have five children — Stanley Beckwith, along with his wife Angie and two children, Shawnna and Erika; Dennise Beckwith; Brenda Beckwith and her partner, Terry McGuire, and four children, Nat, Andrew, Maddie and Cal; Stella Dion and her son, Alexander Beckwith; and Bonnie Gardner and her husband, Frank ,and two children, Megan and Emily. Maggie had numerous nieces and nephews she loved dearly and brought her great pride.
Throughout Maggie’s life, she was involved with the VFW Post 6924 and was Maine state president of the organization for several years. She also was a third selectman for the Town of Benton, as well as serving as a cook for Inland Hospital and also as a CNA at several nursing homes. Maggie also ran her own daycare in Fairfield for 10 years, a line of work that brought her many smiles!
On March 31, 1984, Maggie married George M. Burns of Fairfield, and they resided in Clinton for 25 years; George died March 11, 2010.
Upon retirement, she resided at Settler’s Rest in Zephryhills, Fla., for 12 years, surrounded by many wonderful friends. Maggie became involved with the special church family of the East Benton Congregational, where she was baptized on Aug. 20, 2017, by Pastor Daniel McKeen.
The Beckwith family wants to thank the beautiful men and women who make up the Visiting Nurses Association and their care and compassion for Maggie’s end of life journey. Thank you so much!!!
A special thank you also is extended to Maggie’s most loving church family, especially Pastor Dan, Kim and Jerry, and so many others. In particular, one special friend, Elsie Hillman for your love and warmth to “Magpie”…God Bless You! Thank you to Julie Shores, special family friend.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Friends wishing may make donations in her memory to the East Benton Christian Church, 148 Hanscon Road, Benton, ME 04901.
Arrangements under the direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, Skowhegan.

Karleen F. (Davis) Collins obituary Skowhegan Maine

Karleen F. Collins
1927-2018

SKOWHEGAN — Karleen F. (Davis) Collins, 90, passed away June 21, 2018, surrounded by her family, at Cedar Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.
She was born June 23, 1927, in Skowhegan, the daughter of Leslie and Edna (Adams) Davis of Madison.

Terry Allen Dodge obituary

Terry Allen Dodge
1964-2018

Fairfield — Terry Allen Dodge, 53, of Fairfield, passed away June 18, 2018, at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
He was born Nov. 16, 1964, in Waterville, the son of Charles and Pauline (Hunt) Dodge.