Pownal, ME - Phillip E. Booth was a wonderful man.  The way he could make you laugh and how much he enjoyed helping people in any way he could, made him a worthwhile man to get to know. He always tried to be encouraging to the ones he loved and enjoyed their company.  

Although his heart was weak and dying it was strong with love.  I will always be grateful to his mother Roberta and his father David for having such a wonderful son.  He looked forward to the future which was a strong desire of Phil’s, when he will be brought back to life with a fully healthy body and gets to enjoy life forever. 

 

                                                                                                ~ His loving Wife Amanda

Roy A. Cooper passed from our presence, peacefully, on Saturday evening February 18,2017; shattering the chains of alzhiemers, that kept him bound and robbed us all. 

Roy was born March 26, 1948, in Waterville, Maine, the son of Walter and Vivian (Bumps)

Cooper. In his teenage years, Roy began a life spanning career as a truck driver. He was also a highly knowledgeable mechanic, and was owner/operator of R&D Auto Service, formerly of North Augusta. Roy loved building engines, for his true passion, racing. He was owner/driver of the "Naughty Pumpkin", a Jeep funny car, with which he held state racing records, and the "Super Shaker", a 1969 Chevy Camaro SS, that earned him countless trophies. 

Roy was also a contributing member of West Cove Ice Racing of Moosehead Lake for numerous seasons, and built many ice racing vehicles. He was an eternally devoted fan of NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt.  

Roy had a great love for his dogs, and valued their companionship immensely.  

Roy was pre-deceased by both of his parents and his only sister, Louise (Young) Arnold. He is survived by his brother Warren Cooper and his wife, Wendy of Lakeville, whom he lived with the last two plus, years. For the loving care, devotion, infinite patience, and sacrifices they made for Daddy, we are eternally grateful. Roy is also survived by his three children with former wife Carol (Ouellette) Cooper; Laurie Theriault of Augusta, Jeannie Bumps and her husband Glenn of Sidney, and Darrin Cooper of Augusta, two granddaughters Desarae Theriault and Lonnah Cooper, and two grandsons Nolan Cooper and Lance Bumps. Roy was very proud to be expecting his first great grandchild in July.  

 

A gathering for family and friends, to celebrate Roy's life, will be held Saturday March 4,2017, at the China Baptist Church & Parsonage, 36 Causeway Rd China, Maine, from 1-4 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that if you wish to make a donation in Roy's name, volunteer. 

an hour of your time to visit with an Alzheimer’s/dementia patient. 

BERWICK, Maine; Tommie (Tom) Jerome Cole, 59, passed away peacefully January 31, 2017 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital due to complications from open heart surgery. Born in Las Vegas, NV to Daniel and Faye Cole, he lived most of his life in Charleston, SC. 

Tom was dedicated to his craft of welding and spent 34 years as a civil servant, most recently working on submarines for the Dept. of the Navy at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. When not working, he used the majority of his free time enjoying life with immediate family and neighbors, camping in northern Maine, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, collecting antique tools and equipment, in addition to simply relaxing in the comfort of his home with loved ones. 

Put simply, Tom was a loving man to those whom meant most to him and never hesitated to help when he saw a need. His quick wit and ability to inject light into nearly every situation made the world a funnier place. He knew how to tell it like it was, but was compassionate in his delivery. For his children, he provided an example of how to be a better person, even if you make mistakes along the way. Tom taught those around him with his words, but more importantly with his silent actions that often benefited those whom didn't even ask for the help. Though he'd never admit it, he was a soft soul in a hard shell, loved deeply and was deeply loved by others. 

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Tammy (Jackson) Cole and their three children, Timothy Cole of Denver, CO, Tiffany Cole of Berwick, ME, Tony Cole of Knoxville, TN, and his only grandchild, Alyssa Cole of Berwick, ME. He is also survived by his two sisters, Sherri (Cole) Montgomery of North Charleston, SC; Cathy (Cole) Roberts of Charleston, SC and his brother, Dan Cole of Summerville, SC as well as many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and countless friends across the country. 

 

Following his wishes, a cremation will be performed in place of a wake, memorial or funeral service. His family will spread his ashes among the places that made him most happy.

 

Portland, ME - Barbara E Skillings,61, of Portland ME- Passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Pine Point Center in Scarborough. 

 

Barbara was a very loving yet private person; her family was a very important part of her life. Even though she spent most of her time alone she always looked forward to the sister/niece days she spent with sisters Rose, Sylvia and Sandy and niece Crystal.  

 

She enjoyed reading cookbooks as if they were the most interesting novels ever written.  She also enjoyed cooking many interesting meals from her cook book novels.  Barbara was an avid researcher and was willing to research almost anything especially if it involved fine jewelry; which was her greatest passion. 

 

Barbara was pre-deceased by her Mother, Edna, her Father George, her brothers Frankie, Bobbie, Roy, Harry and Donald and her sister Loretta.  She is survived by her sisters Rose, Sylvia and Sandy and her brothers Pat, Al and Richie as well as several nieces and nephews. 

 

A private graveside service will be held in the Spring at Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough, ME. 

 

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made in her honor to: 

 

 

 

The Kidney Foundation of Maine

 

470 Forest Ave

 

Portland, ME 04103

 

 

 

Portland, ME – Gail Marie Thompson, 61, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on January 15, 2017 at Mercy Hospital surrounded by her family. 

Gail was born on January 24, 1955 in Newport, VT. She grew up in Brownington Center, Vermont living with her grandmother Eliza Thompson and her mother Evelyn Thompson. Gail attended local schools where she met her lifelong friend Gail Aldrich McKenna. She graduated from Lake Region High School in Orleans, Vermont. 

Gail and her mom Evelyn moved to Massachusetts in the mid-1970s where Gail worked as a Unit Coordinator at Emerson Hospital, an EKG technician, ran her own business setting up health clinics in the Fitchburg, Massachusetts area and later took a position as an Office Manager in a cardiology office in Concord, MA. For the last 25+ years, she has been a Practice Manager for Barkin and Green Pulmonary Specialists. 

The last few years Gail has split her time living in Florida and Maine working primarily from home. Gail was very involved with The Grange throughout her life. She was active in several churches beginning with The Brownington Center Methodist Church – teaching Sunday School, participating in Bible study and lifting her voice to the Lord in song. Gail volunteered frequently throughout her life – most recently with children at an aftercare program at the Lake Alfred United Methodist Church in Florida and during the last few years has spent countless hours enjoying and caring for her young cousin Maleeya Towle. 

Gail was bright, funny and caring. She loved reading, music (she had a beautiful singing voice herself), gardening and shopping. Family was very important to Gail. Uncles, aunts and cousins took care of her and she in turn took care of them. Betty Robinson and family were very dear friends to Gail and a big part of her life. 

Gail was predeceased by her mother, Evelyn Thompson, her grandparents, many aunts, uncles and cousins and her Kitcat. She is survived by many cousins and friends and her beloved cat, Taz. 

A graveside service will be held at a later to be determined date in Brownington Center, Vermont.

Memorial donations in her name can be made to: Jones Memorial Library, 1 Water Street, Orleans, VT 05860, 1-802-754-6660 or House of Hope, Inc., 812 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01854, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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