On March 1, 2017 a beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend went on a journey to be with her mother…a journey that left her long time pain and suffering behind and ended in a reunion with those who had left her previously and those that she dearly missed.
Becki Jane Hall was born on November 30, 1955 to Richard M. Hall and Beverly Murch Hall. She graduated from Deering High School in 1974 and worked in banking and in the post-closing department of a local title company until her retirement several years ago. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Robert Hodgkin, Jr., her father Richard Hall and his wife Joanne (Mama Jo); her son Michael and his wife Tracy and her grandsons, Jayden and Alex; her sister Brenda Hall and significant other, Bob Moran; her brother Greg Hall and his wife Nancy Reynolds, and Greg’s children, Jaide, Carter, Kaytrien and Nadia. She is also survived by her stepson Nicholas, and her step siblings Susan, Steve and Peter. Becki is also survived by her Aunt Mary Sawyer, her Uncle Bert Murch and Aunt Betty Murch as well as her Uncle Tony Peverada and several cousins. Her beloved mother Beverly predeceased her in 2006.
Becki had the unique gift of making all around her feel special and loved – her humor and laughter were infectious – to hear her laugh made everyone feel that all was well with the world. Becki’s love of nature and animals was unmatched – she waited every day to see what creatures would arrive in her yard, and spoiled her own pets with an abundance of love and treats. She dearly loved her beautiful home and land in South Casco – a home that belonged to her mother and grandmother – she often said that she could feel their presence in the house. Becki’s simple life was enhanced by the love of her son Mike and his wife Tracy – she was known as Grammy Nutmeg to her special grandchildren, Alex and Jayden. She loved spending time with them, baking cookies and seeing them head out in the boat for a day of fishing with their dad. She loved watching NASCAR and her special shows on TV…she also was a Candy Crush “queen” on the computer and enjoyed posting her thoughts on Facebook.
Although Becki was in constant pain, her courage and kind spirit showed through – she never complained and continued to the end of her life to make her family, friends and caregivers feel uplifted just by being in the room with her. Even when she was unable to communicate verbally, she continued to comfort others by her very presence. Everyone who knew Becki had a special relationship…she made us all feel like you were her best friend and favorite relative. The impact that she had on all who knew her was immeasurable – the void that she will leave in all of our lives will be enormous. But… our memories of her will be such fun to recall – she was funny, mischievous, clever and strong…..so many stories will be told by her family and friends over the upcoming years…there will be no shortage of material.
Becki and her family want to thank Dr. Jason LaChance, the staff of Gibson Wing at Maine Medical Center and the amazing and loving staff of Gosnell House who helped make her final days special and comfortable. We also give thanks and send love to her “forever” friend Patty Newcomb Fasulo who was there for her always.
At Becki’s request there will be no funeral services. There will be a celebration of her life at a date to be announced later.
In lieu of flowers Becki requests donations be sent to
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
449 Stroudwater Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
Lisbon Falls, ME - Charles "Vinny" Moon, 56, of Lisbon Falls passed away on February 25, 2017 after a long illness.
He was known around town and by his friends as Vinny, to his family he was lovingly referred to as “Sonny”. He was a genuinely kind soul to all, especially his loved ones.
He grew up around the Brunswick area where he worked as a cook for Bowdoin College for many years. His love of cooking carried on all through his life. Nothing made him happier than preparing a meal for his family. One would find him on any day surfing the TV for cooking shows, most of the time subjecting all around him to watching his favorite show “The Chew”.
He was known for his warped sense of humor and one liners.
Never having children of his own he spoiled his nieces and nephews with love and encouragement. They were his pride and joy and always ingrained in them the importance of being a good and kind person. As the oldest of five siblings he was the glue that held everyone together. He had the ability to create his own unique relationship making each of them special.
In later year's he settled in Lisbon Falls where his parents lived. There he met his love of over 10 years Mary Freve. Besides Mary he is survived by his Mother; Wilma Moon, Sisters; Rita Gordon and her husband Mike, Jerrianne Moon and her husband Philip Whitney, and Jeannette Moon Walker all of Wiscasset. He also leaves his nieces Ellie, Michelle, Chrystine, Noelle, Jennifer; nephews, Chris, Cameron, Sam, Jeffrey and a great nephew Alestare as well as many cousins in Maryland. He was predeceased by his father, Donald J Moon and a younger brother/sidekick, Donald S Moon.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service in the Chapman Room at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner Street, Auburn on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., where he will be laid to rest next to his brother.
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.
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
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