Priscilla B. Gauvin

Died: Nov 17, 2011
Priscilla B. Gauvin
Priscilla B. Gauvin, 70, passed away suddenly on Nov. 17 at the Gosnell House in Scarborough. A service will be held at Seacoast Chapel at 228 Buxton Road in Saco on Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. A brief graveside service at St. Joseph Cemetery will follow, and then a reception at Seacoast Chapel.

Janis I. Tibbetts

Died: Nov 6, 2011
Janis I. Tibbetts
Scarborough, ME – Janis I. (Larson) Tibbetts, 81, of Portland died on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. She was the wife of the late Chester D. Tibbetts Sr. who died in 1999.
 
Janis was born in Cumberland, ME on August 25, 1930 a daughter of the late John C. & Lillian Larson. She attended local area schools and graduated from Deering High School.
 
She was a former member of the Pythian Sisters.
 
Janis will be remembered as a strong willed, independent individual who enjoyed knitting, cooking and baking. Everything was made from scratch and will be remembered for her homemade waffles and her popcorn balls. She also made rugs; she would use old clothing and braid the material into a rug. She also spent much time gardening and loved to play the piano. She also walked up to five miles every day for the past 40 years only stopping just recently due to her health.
 
She is survived by her six children Chester D. Tibbetts Jr. and his wife Lynn of New Gloucester, Gerald A. Tibbetts and his fiancée Rhonda Dimick of Limington, Sandra F. Tibbetts, Linda M. Pramis and her husband Robert, Steven A. Tibbetts and his girlfriend Colynda Austin all of New Gloucester and Kenneth E. Tibbetts and his fiancée Mary Spear of Westbrook. She also leaves eleven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren as well as her sister Arlene McIntosh and her husband John of Miami, FL and several nieces and nephews.
 
Funeral services will be private.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Portland, 981 Forest Ave. Portland.
 
For further information and to sign Janis’ quest book please visit www.advantageportland.com

Paul Charles Creamer

Died: Oct 28, 2011
Paul Charles Creamer
Norway, ME – Paul Charles Creamer, 52, of South Paris died unexpectedly on Friday, October 28, 2011 at his home.
 
He was born in Portland, ME on May 2, 1959 a son of the late Paul Creamer and Ethel G. (Grubb) Creamer of Portland. 
 
Paul was a self-employed DJ for a while in Oxford, Norway and South Paris. He also owned and operated Charlie’s Entertainment Center on Main Street in Norway and most recently ran his own tow truck company.
 
Paul enjoyed making people smile and was a friend to everyone he meet.
 
Besides his mother he is survived by three sisters Esther L. Reed of Gorham, Paula Ann Creamer and Ethel V. Creamer both of Portland, he also leaves an Uncle, Charles Grubb and his wife Maureen of Falmouth and several nieces and nephews.
 
A celebration of life will be held on Monday, November 7, 2011 .from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford Street, Portland.
 
Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Brooklawn Memorial Park, 2002 Congress Street, Portland.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave., Portland.
 
For further information and to sign Charlie’s guest book please visit www.advantageportland.com

Jean Claude Landry

Died: Nov 4, 2011
Jean Claude Landry
Lewiston, ME -- Jean Claude Landry passed away at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, ME, on November 4, 2011 after an accident at his home.  Claude was born on March 31, 1939 in Canada and completed his high school and secondary school education in the seminary.  In July of 1959, he married his life’s love, Liliane (St.Onge) Landry, and proceeded to have their first two children in Sherbrooke, Quebec.  In 1965, they moved their small family to Bristol, CT, where their two additional children were born, and finally made Terryville, CT, their family home for many years.  In the midst of working long hours, he would still make time for repairing vehicles, home remodeling, and vegetable gardening in order to improve life for his growing family.   While a long-time employee of Napco, Inc. as a machinist, tool and die maker, and a model maker, Claude created machine designs used for many different everyday things, one of which being the plating machine for the 1980 redesign of the U.S. penny.
 
Once their children left the nest, Claude and Liliane made Fryeburg, ME, their new home.  Here in this wonderful small town, he worked until he retired from Dearborn Precision.  Claude enjoyed visiting with many friends all over town, shining his light, and sharing jokes with all.  He thrived on tinkering around their home and eventually took up RVing with his wife during summers in Canada.
 
Claude is survived by his wife, Liliane.  He was predeceased by his oldest daughter, Johanne (Landry) Casey of CT.  Johanne gifted him with three grandchildren (Annette, Cory, and Nadia) and his only great grandson (Trey).  Claude’s three remaining children survive him:  his only son, Alain Landry of PA, who has three children (David, Brett, and Victoria); daughter, Linda (Landry) Tirone of CT, who has three children (Abigail, John IV, and Josiah); and daughter, Nancy (Landry) Deschaine of CT, who has two children (Marissa and Katlyn).
 
Claude was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fryeburg for over 20 years. Services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 1:00pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland. For additional information and to sign Jean’s guestbook, please visit www.advantageportland.com

Donald F. Marcotte

Died: Oct 28, 2011
Donald F. Marcotte
Scarborough -- Donald (Don) F. Marcotte age 75, passed away gallantly Friday, October 28, 2011 at the Maine Veterans’ Home after a long multiple health issues. He was the husband of Carol Marie (Mailhot) Marcotte.
 
He was born on February 1, 1936 in Dover, NH a son of the late Eugene & Mary (McGuire) Marcotte. Donald was a graduate of Dover High School. Shortly after graduation he entered the Army and became a Veteran in the Korean War. Upon Donald's return from Korean, he was blessed with his two daughters Tammy and Rhonda. Simultaneously, Don began his career at General Electric. Don was an accomplished worker at GE, he worked his way up the ranks of the organization and became a well-respected supervisor in the meter department in Somersworth, NH.  After his retirement in 1991, Don was able to spend time golfing and focusing on his avid hobby of collecting and redesigning Corgi toys.
 
During the time that Don worked at GE, he met his wife Carol. During their marriage of 36 years, they had two children Don Jr. and Shannon. Don and Carol were able to visit many countries together, their favorite being St. Martin in the Caribbean. They celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in Paris, France and renewed their marriage vows after 30 years in St. Martin at their villa.
 
Besides his wife Don is survived by his four children and one step child, D.J. Marcotte Jr., Shannon Sparks, Tammy Lopes, Rhonda Marcotte, and Major Travis Harris. He also leaves behind many grandchildren. The grandchildren in the local area and ones that were able to visit him at the Veteran's Home in Scarborough are Andrew, Nigel, Arianna, Addisyn, Jared and Haley. He also leaves a brother Eugene Marcotte Jr. and his wife Doris of Rochester, NH and a sister Elaine Zabkar of Dover, NH.
 
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Maine Veteran's Home of Scarborough, especially Elsie, Cheryl, Janessa, Heather, Al and the many others that supported and cared for Don.   Also a special and gracious thank you to Lynn Chasse at VNA and a respectful appreciation goes to Todd, Jake and Nick at Seal Rock.
 
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Cemetery, Springvale, ME.
 
In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to:
Maine Veterans’ Home
290 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service of Portland, 981 Forest Ave. Portland, ME. For further information and to sign Don’s guestbook, please visit www.advantageportland.com

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