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Lendall Parsons

Aug 01, 1931 - Oct 23, 2023

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Mechanic Falls, ME

Lendall Horace Parsons, age 92, of Mechanic Falls, Maine passed away on Monday, October 23, 2023. A graveside service for Lendall will be held Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Mt Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Maine. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. thefortingroupauburn. com for the Parsons family.

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David Charles Stimson

Nov 11, 1942 - Feb 17, 2024

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Mechanic Falls, ME

Mechanic Falls – After a long courageous battle with bladder cancer, David Charles Stimson, 81, passed away at home, as he wished, with his family at his side on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Born November 11, 1942, the eldest child of three to Ruth Nason Stimson and Walter Winfield Stimson, he was raised in Mechanic Falls, graduating from Mechanic Falls High School in 1961.In March of 1962, he married Nina Mae Miles and went on to raise five children in Mechanic Falls.He became a Mechanic Falls Fire Fighter as a teenager, served 62 years, and retired in 2019. Additionally, he became the Emergency Management Director for Mechanic Falls, retiring after 30 years of service.During these years, he was employed by Marcal Paper Mill in Mechanic Falls. For a short time he was then employed as an assistant with Smokey’s Greater Shows. Later he worked as a salesman for L & A Tire Company in Lewiston. He and Nina purchased The Store in 1982, eventually selling the business to their youngest daughter and son-in-law in 2002.Combining his dream of owning a restaurant with his passion for trains, he then opened the Rail Station Restaurant in Mechanic Falls, providing an opportunity for his patrons to enjoy the trains passing by, the way his children and grandchildren did, counting the cars to the caboose and waving to the engineer and conductor as it passed by their home.He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in New Gloucester and a member of the American Legion Post #150 in Mechanic Falls.His hobbies included gardening, golfing and fishing with close friends. He was an avid golfer and a former member of the MSGA, Fairlawn Golf Club and Poland Spring Golf Association. David enjoyed traveling and playing the courses in Nebraska, South Carolina and Florida while visiting with family and close friends and scored four holes-in-one over the years.He is survived by his wife Nina Mae Stimson; his five children; twins Deborah Strout and husband Elwood of Minot and son Scott Stimson and wife Henim of Papillion, Nebraska, daughters Linda Larrivee and husband Jonathan of Littleton, N.H., Barbara Cleary of Mechanic Falls, and Diana Roy and husband Larry of Mechanic Falls; fourteen grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.He was predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Viola Stimson of Utah; a brother William Rodney Stimson of Utah; a sister Nancy Ruth Stimson of Mechanic Falls; a grandson PFC Barry Daniel Smith of Littleton, N.H.; and a great grandson Michael Harriman of Rochester, N.H.Family and friends may attend visitation on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a Fireman’s funeral at 1 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home, 26 W. Dwinal St., Mechanic Falls. Interment will be in the spring at Gracelawn Memorial Park in Auburn. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Mechanic Falls Fireman’s Association, 108 Lewiston St., Mechanic Falls, ME 04256. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com

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Charles V. Williams

Jan 21, 1937 - Feb 09, 2024

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Mechanic Falls, ME

Charles V. Williams passed away on February 9, 2024, at home surrounded by his family. At 87 years old, Charlie was the proud and cherished father of 5 children, grandfather to 19, and great grandfather to 38. His family was always the greatest blessing in his life, and he never neglected the chance to say, “I Love You More”. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered.Charlie is survived by his children, Deborah and James Wetherell Sr., Charles Jr. and Rosalie Williams, DeeDee Williams, Alison and Jeffrey Newton Sr., Lori and Mark Thibodeau, sister Alice Mae Saucier, and brother-in-law James Young. He was predeceased by his wife, Alice B. Williams, son, Timothy Williams Sr., grandson Charles E. Williams, brother William A. Williams, and many other siblings. Please see complete list under Chandler Funeral Homes recent obituaries.A native of Minot, Maine, Charlie graduated from Edward Little High School in 1955. He joined the United States Army in 1957 and became the husband of his lifelong sweetheart of 62 years in 1958. Together, they traveled with their small children throughout the United States, and welcomed their third child while stationed in Augsburg, Germany. Charlie was honorably discharged after being awarded the Purple Heart in the name of the President during the Vietnam War. Charlie and Alice settled and raised their family in Buckfield where he remained a proud Veteran and member of the American Legion Post 58.Charlie was a passionate and competitive sportsman. When he was not participating in an event, you could always find him coaching, umping, or cheering on his children and grandchildren. Loving life at 85 still included a daily round of golf with transportation to and from on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.As a beloved and honored community member, Charlie was recognized for his outstanding community service. In 1969, he was one of the Founding Fathers of Buckfield Recreation and in 2005 he was publicly honored for his vision, hard work and commitment to the children, town, and community. He owned Charlie’s Pizza for over a decade and although the food was exceptional, it was his company that kept the residents of Buckfield returning. He left a legacy of love and respect.Services will be held at Chandler Funeral Homes, 1037 Main Street, Oxford, ME on Saturday, February 17th. Visiting hours will be from 11 am to 1 pm, and a Celebration of Life will immediately follow. Online condolences may be shared with the family and a Memorial Webcast will be available at www.chandlerfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, Charlie’s family asks that donations be made in his memory to Honor Flight Maine.Loving God, please grant those that love Charlie peace of mind and calm their troubled hearts. Let them know he has risen and is free of all earthly stressors. Comfort them in knowing that one day they will be reunited, just as the sun rises each day against the dark of night. Amen.

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Kevin J. Arsenault

Jun 18, 1963 - Dec 13, 2023

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Mechanic Falls, ME

Kevin J. Arsenault, 60, of Mechanic Falls passed away on December 13, 2023 at The Androscoggin Hospice House following a lengthy illness.Kevin was born in Portland, Maine on June 18, 1963, the second son of John and Carolyn (Seavey) Arsenault . Kevin was raised in North Yarmouth and was educated in Cumberland and North Yarmouth schools. He held various odd jobs over the years, the most recent helping out friends and neighbors with mowing and snow removal.Kevin met his fiancée Anne Sullivan Edwards in 2009 and together they enjoyed many years of road trips on the royal blue Harley Davidson, drives to the ocean or lakes, trying their hands at Oxford Casino or simply visiting family or friends.Kevin was a kind, caring and compassionate man who was always willing to help anyone in need. He accepted the difficult hand he was dealt with sickness; never once complaining or uttering a word of self pity.In addition to his fiancée, Kevin leaves his brother, Joe Arsenault (Susan) and sister Crystal Hall (Boe), his nieces Michelle Nelson (D), Lindsey Bucci (Stephen) and Allison Haidar (Ferras), four great nieces, Alanna, Mallory, Selina and Kenna, aunts Mona Seavey and Maureen Arsenault, numerous cousins and of course his beloved four legged sidekick, Johnny Cash.The family would like to thank the multiple doctors, nurses and countless other caregivers for their years of care. Special thanks to the staff of Androscoggin Hospice house for making the final weeks as comfortable as possible for our beloved Kev.A public gathering to remember Kevin will be held in January 2024 and details will be announced shortly.

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Calvin W. Ames

Oct 09, 1959 - Dec 25, 2023

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Mechanic Falls, ME

Mechanic Falls – Calvin W. Ames, age 64 passed away December 25, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer, at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Lewiston October 9, 1959, a son of Berton and Dorothy (Blanchard) Ames.He spent much of his youth working on the family farm, instilling a strong work ethic that lasted a lifetime. There are many fond memories of time spent at their camp on Annabessacook Lake.Calvin worked for Lewis Gustin Logging for many years going to work for Lucas Tree Experts where he worked for 20 years until his retirement in October of 2023.Calvin's greatest love in life was time spent with his wife Janis and his son Jared and daughter in law Chelsea and his granddaughter Katie (little princess).Calvin enjoyed ocean fishing, hunting, and with his son. Trips to Peaks Island with Janis, scratch tickets, and his Dunkin Donuts coffee.He is survived by his loving wife Janis Hunter of Mechanic Falls, his son Jared Ames and his wife Chelsea and granddaughter Kathleen of Buckfield. His sisters Mona Lessard and Jackie Ames, his former wife and close friend Alma Jordan-Peer and her husband Thomas of Buckfield, his wonderful sister-in-law and Nascar buddy, Elaine Damon of Buckfield, along with several nieces and nephews.Calvin was predeceased by his parents, his brother Michael in 2022 and his nephew Christopher Lessard.The family would like to express their heartfelt thank you to Androscoggin Home Hospice, Mike and Sarah Henderson, Lita Brown and her daughter Kayla for their love and support during this most challenging time. And a thank you to all our friends and neighbors for their thoughts and prayers.In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a donation in Calvin’s memory to the Androscoggin Home Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave Auburn Maine.A celebration of life will take place on Saturday January 13, 2024, from 1:00 – 2:30 with a service at 2:30 in the Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Services 26 W. Dwinal St Mechanic Falls, To make an online condolence please visit www.chandlerfunerals.com

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Brielle Averill

Jul 26, 2016 - Dec 17, 2023

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Mechanic Falls, ME

Fryeburg - On Sunday, December 17th, our world shattered. Brielle Elizabeth Averill, age 7, crossed her rainbow due to a tragic accident. Brielle was a shining star, the brightest light. She never met a stranger. She had a way of making every person - whether adult or kid she came into contact with her friend. And they all instantly fell in love with her infectious smile and bright eyes. She had a quick wit about her. She turned every situation into a great one. Her sense of humor was beyond her years. Brielle had a love for everything! From days spent at Fryeburg Fair, Storyland, and Santa's Village with her beloved family and friends. To building forts and building with Legos. She loved a girl's day with her mom, Carrie. She also loved playing in the dirt, collecting rocks and playing in the leaves. Her love for adventure and to trying new things was second to none. Brielle could make and sell the best cup of lemonade anyone ever had! She was a natural born charmer. NO ONE could refuse an ice-cold cup from her. $1 plus tip. She was a gift to this world and more importantly, her family. She leaves behind a community of broken hearts. A Celebration of her Life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2023 from 1 to 3 p. m. at Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren St. , Fryeburg. Online condolences may be shared with her family at www. woodfuneralhome. org

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Donna Pare

Aug 27, 1946 - Dec 19, 2023

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Mechanic Falls, ME

Auburn - Donna Pare, 77, died Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Androscoggin Hospice House, in Auburn. She was born in Lewiston on August 27, 1946, the daughter of Earl and Jacqueline (McNally) Osborne. Donna attended local schools and worked locally as a Bartender. She enjoyed watching home fixershows on television, loved animals, especially her dog and cat, and she liked to watch the birds. She wasmarried to Gerald Francis of Hartford, Maine for 11 years. They had three children together. She alsohad a son from a following relationship. She then met and fell in love with her longtime partner DonaldWalton. The two resided in Hartford, Maine for 35 years. Donna is survived by her longtime partner Donald Walton, her daughter Evelyn St. Laurent and herhusband Paul of Livermore, her son James Francis of Livermore, her son Shawn Francis of Oregon, andher son Michael Murphy Sr. and his wife Jane Murphy of Pennsylvania. 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. As well as many nieces and nephews. Her sister Brendaand her husband Dale, her sister Marjorie and her husband Mike, her brother Joe and his wife Debbie,her brother Steve and his wife Tina, her sister Wanda and brothers in law Bill, Louie, and Jim. She was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Jacqueline, her sister Sandy, her sister Gerry, her sisterTina, and her sister Norma. As well as two grandchildren. Donna has requested no funeral as she wants to be remembered as someone who lived life to thefullest. In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to the Hospice House of Auburn. In memory of Delbert Walton.

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Joyce Hamel

Dec 03, 1930 - Dec 17, 2023

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Mechanic Falls, ME

Lewiston -It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Joyce S. (Stevens) Hamel, age 93 on Sunday December 17, 2023, at the Central Maine Medical Center. She was born in Lewiston on December 3, 1930, a daughter of Norris and Faith (Whitman) Stevens. She married Robert Hamel on December 23, 1950, and they raised their family on their dairy farm in Turner. She and her husband both worked on the family farm, with their kids. Her greatest joy was spending time with her loving family. She would often be seen in her vegetable and flower garden or baking a delicious treat for her family. She was predeceased by her parents, Norris and Faith Stevens her husband Robert Hamel, her son Norris Hamel,She is survived by her daughter Diane Smith and her husband T