Auburn- Pauline (Lepage) Tanguay, 70, of Lewiston, Maine, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at The Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, Maine.
She was born on September 3, 1947 in Lewiston, Maine a daughter of the late Gerard and Theresa (Gagnon) Lepage. She attended local schools and lived most of her life in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
In 1998, she married Raymond Tanguay in Livermore Falls, ME. They moved back to Lewiston where she worked in various healthcare centers including Marshwood Health Center and Central Maine Medical Center.
She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston. She loved her time at home where she enjoyed working on puzzles, knitting and spending time on the computer.
Pauline is survived by her husband of 20 years, Raymond Tanguay of Lewiston and by her two sons Rodney Clark and Brian Clark as well as several brothers and sisters.
LEWISTON - JoAnn F (Shaw) Whitney, 83, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Central Maine Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on July 16, 1934 in South Portland to the late Alice R. (Wendel) Shaw and Robert E. Shaw Sr. JoAnn married Alton E Whitney on January 7, 1956 the love of her life and together they raised one son and four daughters.
She was a stay at home mom, then later was a loving day care provider for many of her grandchildren and the neighbor children.
During her lifetime she enjoyed spending time with all her family, church and choir, bingo, card games, knitting, painting, camping, most of all traveling with her sister and brother-in-law to many exciting places with Hawaii being her favorite.
JoAnn is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Alton E Whitney of Lewiston and their four daughters; Bonnie (Whitney) and her husband Dennis of Gray; Julie (Whitney) Busler and her husband Gerald of Nashua NH; Jolyn Whitney and her companion Edwin Fogg of Lewiston; Alice (Whitney) Crawford and her husband Daniel of Auburn; One older sister Catherine (Shaw) Benjamin of Dover Foxcroft. She also leaves a younger sister Sandra (Shaw) Taylor of South Portland; a younger brother Frederick L. Shaw of South Portland as well as fifteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
JoAnn was predeceased by her parents; a son Harold E. Whitney; a sister Dorothy (Shaw) Whitney and two brothers Robert E. Shaw Jr. and Charles Shaw.
The family would like to thank the staff of doctors, nurses, and therapists at CMMC for giving her much care and compassion during her stay and making it an easier transition for her and our family during this time.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Free Grace Church, 160 Canal Street, Lewiston from 3 - 6 p.m.
Lisbon Falls, ME - Arthur "Art" Emery Landry, 67 of Lisbon Falls, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his home after a sudden illness.
Art was born Sept 29, 1950 to Emery Arthur and Jacqueline B (Martin) Landry. He was a graduate of Lisbon High School.
Art proudly served in the USAF, spending the majority of his career at Loring AFB where he was an F-106 mechanic. He enjoyed the outdoors in Aroostook County and made many wonderful friends. After the Air Force, he was a long-haul truck driver until his retirement due to service connected disabilities.
Arthur is survived by his wife of 45 years, Geraldine A. (Woodcock) Landry, his two sisters Linda and her husband Gordon Fidler of Palm Desert, CA and Carol Demers and her partner Kenny Johnson of Yarmouth, ME. He is also survived by three children; Kim and her husband Greg Gush of Hudson, NH, Ricky Landry and his fiancé Windy of Litchfield, NH and Emery Landry and his fiancé Barbara Morin of Hudson, NH. Additionally, Art leaves behind 8 grandchildren who miss their : Ryan, Lauren, Gregory, Victoria, Cristian, Mikayla, Abigail and Emma as well as a great-granddaughter, Ava.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Kittery, ME - Heitha (Thorkelsdottir) Swalm, 96, died on Thursday, May 3, 2018, in Scarborough. She spent most of her life in the US in Kittery. Born in Iceland, she was the first Icelandic woman to marry an American service man in World War II.
She and Chester Swalm married in 1942. The wedding was carried by the AP and appeared in almost all local newspapers in the US. She was predeceased by her husband of 71 years, daughter Linda Swalm, sisters Asta Thorkelsdottir and Margret Murray, and brother Ragnar Thorkelsson.
She is survived by her son Chet and his wife Gail Swalm, daughter Barbara Swalm and son-in-law William Magee. Heitha adored her three grandchildren, Dain Perkins, Jennifer Bushta, and Kathelene Canosa and nine great grandchildren, all of whom survive her.
She would light up whenever Jennifer and Kathelene were around. She was a beloved Aunt to her American and Icelandic nieces and nephews. The Icelandic heritage was an important part of her identity and she and her relatives visited each other often. Her legacy is the strong sense of family and the ties between the generations in both countries.
Lewiston, ME – Shirley A. (Gamache) Jones, 77, of Lewiston passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Maine medical Center in Portland.
She was born on October 20, 1940 in Lisbon, ME a daughter of the late Joseph E. Gamache and Mable A. Johnson.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Mary M. Murphy and her husband David of Lewiston, a granddaughter Laurianne Murphy and a grandson Joshua Murphy both of Lewiston. She also leaves a brother Joseph Gamache Sr. of Litchfield, ME and a sister Eugenie Morris of Sabattus as well as several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Rachel Weeks, Albert Gamache and Mary Kiner.
Shirley was fun loving and happiest when she was surrounded by her family and her pets
A private burial will be held at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, ME at the convenience of the family.