4/17/13 Ernie LeVasseur: Ernie lost his brother-in-law, Paul Spiro, early this morning. Cards may be sent to Marion Spiro, 34 Falcon Circle, Augusta, ME 04330-3708.
3/23/13 Sally Campbell: Sally Campbell's sister, Shirley Thibeault from Raymond, Maine, passed away yesterday.
2/8/13 Marilyn Hurley: Marilyn's father passed away 2am this morning. Our prayers and condolences go to Marilyn for her loss.
2/8/13 Paul Drouin: Paul's brother passed away on February 1st, with his family by his side after a long illness. Our prayers and condolences go to Paul for his loss.
1/2/13 Barbara Yeaton: Barbara Yeaton's son, Mark, passed away yesterday while snowmobilng. He was only 46 yrs old. They think that he had a possible heart attack but will know more later. Our prayers and condolences go to Barbara for her loss.
11/25/12 Rodney Allen: Rodney N. Allen, 75, of Buckfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday, Nov. 25, after a sudden and unexpected heart attack at his home.
Rodney N. Allen
He was born in Hallowell, the son of Rufus and Kerene Allen, Aug. 5, 1937, and was educated in the Norway school system.
Rodney married Alice E. Johnson, Aug. 31, 1959. He worked at B E Cole, A C Lawrence Leather and Tilton's Market. While working at Tilton's, he attended Auto Body Repair School in Auburn. Upon graduation, he worked at Giant Advance Auto Sales, then Harold Motors of Oxford, before establishing, owning and operating Allen's Auto Body in Buckfield in 1966, until his retirement in 1996. He also taught auto body repair at Buckfield High School.
He served eight years in the National Guard and achieved the rank of sergeant.
Rodney was an active member of the Buckfield Fire Department for 20 years and served on the Planning Board, Board of Appeals, Recreation Committee and was a member of the SAD 39 Board of Directors.
He was a founding member of the Streaked Mountaineers Snowmobile Club and owned the first snowmobile in the town of Buckfield which was a 1964 Polaris with a motor in the back.
He was also the treasurer and founding member of the Faith Bible Chapel in East Buckfield. At the time of his death, he was a selectman and tax assessor for the town of Buckfield. The same wisdom and integrity that Rodney exhibited in his everyday life, also served as a valuable asset to our community during his tenure.
His hobbies included playing jokes on his friends and family, playing the dobro and petal steel guitar, four wheeling, camping, snowmobiling, golfing, automobile restoration, cards games, and playing with his "big boy" toys which included his backhoe, bulldozer and tractors.
He was a skilled archer and avid rifle hunter who achieved membership in the Biggest Bucks in Maine Club.
In addition, he also had a lifelong passion for travel. He and the love of his life, Alice, explored all but three of the lower 48 states and spent winters with camping buddies in Florida.
Attending country music shows in Nashville and Branson were regular events. His favorite trip of all was the summer he and Alice took their daughters and their daughter’s families cross-country in a motor home.
But more important than any of these things to him was his family. He was a caring son, loving brother, devoted husband, wise and inspirational father and doting grandfather, who took every opportunity to temper fun with learning.
He is survived by his wife Alice Allen of 53 years; their two daughters, Joan Abrams and her husband, David Abrams and their three children, Kyle McCafferty, Kasey McCafferty and Lindsay Abrams and Julie Allen-Smith and her husband, Randal Smith and their son, Allen Smith; and sister, Rosalie Poland and her husband, Leon Poland.
He was predeceased by a son, Daniel Allen; and sister, Pearl Bowman.
Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at the Faith Bible Chapel, 311 East Buckfield Road, Buckfield, followed by refreshments and fellowship. To honor his unwavering admiration and respect for his country’s servicemen and women, donations in Rodney's memory may be made to the John D. Long American Legion Post 58, Box 211, Buckfield, ME 04220
11/11/12 Former Member Roy Hatt: TEMPLE, N.H. — LeRoy L Hatt, born February 3, 1922 in Kingfield, Maine; a great and good spirit, departed this earth Oct.26, at the age of 90 years. As a man, husband, father, and friend, Roy had a commanding positive influence on those who knew him.
Roy’s early years were spent in the small northern New Hampshire Town of Errol. In 1940, he enlisted in the army, serving five years, in part as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division in Europe. After WWII, he attended the Lee Institute and Wentworth Institute in Boston. He retired from GTE Sylvania after working some thirty years as a draftsman. A family man, outdoorsman, and craftsman, Roy enjoyed woodworking, canoeing, hiking and camping. A longtime member of the North American Family campers Association, he served as President of the Pine Tree Chapter in Buckfield from 1990 to 1992. He also served as a director of our chapter three different times.
In 1948 Roy married Elizabeth Hope Stanwood of Topsfield Massachusetts, his wife of sixty years. They had three children.
Roy is survived by a daughter, Barbara A. of Oxford; his son, Peter E. of West Newbury, MA.; his son Roger D.; and his wife Iphigenia of Temple, N.H.; a grandson, Charles A. and a great-granddaughter Danielle of Indianapolis, IN.; a step-granddaughter, Catherine McManus and her husband Daniel; and their three girls, Rachel, Erica and Demitra, of Ipswich, MA.; a nephew, George A. Stanwood, III of Manchester, N.H; Virginia (Walker) Hatt and Dean Walker of Bethel ME.
Friends of Roy are cordially invited to attend and remember this wonderful man at a service to be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Norway on Saturday, November 17 at 11:30 AM. Those who wish to share memories of Roy or to give readings are invited to do so. Later in the year Roy will be buried in Errol, New Hampshire.
11/5/12 Pat Kimball: Pat passed away this morning after failing health. Herb & Pat have been longtime members of the chapter & longtime lot holders. They have been members of NAFCA since 1972. They started camping with the Pennesseewassee Chapter before coming to Pine Tree. She liked to play games like bingo, and dominoes in the hall. She also liked to play keyboard for anyone that would listen. Pat was 82 years old and they were married for 61yrs.
In Memory of Patricia L. (Romano) Kimball
August 12, 1930 - November 5, 2012
Patricia L. Kimball, 82 Hartford, ME – Patricia L. Kimball, 82, of Hartford, formerly of Cumberland, died at home on Monday November 5, 2012 after a period of declining health. She was born on August 12, 1930 in West Cumberland, the only child of Joseph and Frances (Nelson) Romano. She was educated in Cumberland schools and graduated from Greely High School, Class of 1948. She then attended Northeastern Business School in Portland and had her first job at Hayes Drug Store.
Herbert Kimball, her husband of 61 years, first met Pat in July of 1950 while he was making a grain delivery to the Hulit farm. For him – it was love at first sight and on February 3, 1951 they were married in South Portland. Pat was a homemaker for her three children and she created many wonderful memories because of her focus on family. It was not uncommon for her children to have warm cookies waiting for them when they got off the bus. True to her heritage she was great at cooking Italian food and excelled at candy making, especially her peanut butter fudge.
Over the years Pat was affiliated with Avon and was a member of the President's Club many times. She enjoyed playing Uno, the piano, cross-stitch, crochet and camping, most recently at Pine Tree Acres in Buckfield. For the past 11 years Pat and Herb wintered in Wauchula, FL.
Pat will be remembered as a spirited woman who had "spunk". She also had an openness to seeing things from her children's point of view and this helped to reinforce their experience of being loved and knowing it – even if they might be in the wrong. Pat had a comforting laugh that is best described as a giggle. She will be greatly missed.
Pat is survived by her husband, Herbert J. Kimball of Hartford; her daughter Judith Bouffard and her children Shawn, James, and Sarah; her son David Kimball and his wife Karen Knight and their son Derek; her son Bruce Kimball and his wife Laurie Childers and their son Jesse; and her four great-grandchildren: Brooks, Logan, Ben and Morgan.
A Celebration of Pat's life will be held next spring. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to share your condolences, memories and tributes with Pats family.
For those who wish, donations may be made in Pat's memory to: Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.