Martin Cleveland Weed
Deer Isle—Martin Cleveland Weed, 84, died August 23, 2015. He was born May 20, 1931, in Little Deer Isle, the son of Donald and Alecia (Eaton) Weed.
Martin attended Deer Isle schools. He served in the U.S. Army, Korean War. He returned to Deer Isle and worked at the Deer Isle Granite Corp., Providence Granite Corp. He was a self-employed carpenter for 20 years, and self-employed lobster man for 12 years until he retired at the age of 83.
He enjoyed working in his shop and lobstering on the Myra P. and Myra P. II. He enjoyed his precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He’s survived by his wife, Myra P. Weed of 59 years; children, Gerald Weed of Deer Isle, Terri-Lee (Weed) Jones and her husband Frank of Stonington, Sandra (Weed) White and her husband John of Brooklin, Michelle (Weed) Mahon and her husband Jon of Ellsworth, and Michael Weed and his wife Eva of Deer Isle; grandchildren, Jessica Welch, Benjamin Weed, Derek Jones, Kyle Jones, Brittany Jones, Nicholas Eaton, Stamatea Eaton, Lacey Eaton, Steven and Trent Mahon, Curtis and Megan Weed; great-grandchildren, Catherine, Emma, Andrew, Emery, Harper, Gage and Jeremiah; lots of nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Robert Poitras and his wife Nancy of Frankfort; and 13 brothers and sisters, Mildred, Robert, Vivian, Austin, Alecia, Madelene, Bernice, Tony. He was predeceased by sisters and brothers, Mildred, Arlene, Richard, Charlotte and Elwell.
A graveside service will be held 1:30 p.m., August 30, 2015, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Stonington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Town of Deer Isle, Judy Dunham, P.O. Box 46, Deer Isle, ME 04627 for the Deer Isle War Memorial, located on Monument Road, Deer Isle, Maine.
Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St., Ellsworth.
Andrew James Wentworth
VERONA ISLAND—Andrew James Wentworth, 30, of Verona Island passed away peacefully after a short illness, Thursday, August 20, 2015, at a Bangor hospital. He was born on August 21, 1984, in Blue Hill, the son of Daniel and Stormi Wentworth of Verona Island. Andy was a 2003 graduate of Bucksport High School, where he excelled as a member of the 2003 Eastern Maine Champion Golden Bucks baseball team.
Andy was a hard working employee in the bait processing industry. He and his special friend Jen enjoyed storm chasing, Tom Hanks’ movies, music, and baseball. Jen’s children, Devin, Travis, and Shane, were very dear to him as he enjoyed beach trips and playing ball with them. He enjoyed playing softball, especially with his family, participating in the Jared Grindle Memorial Tournament. Andy loved playing cards, and shined in picking winners in his dad’s yearly football pool.
“A” was predeceased by maternal grandparents Douglas and Dot Gray of Cape Rosier, as well as paternal grandparents Charles and Barbara Wentworth Sr. of Bucksport.
He is survived by his parents Dan and Stormi of Verona Island, brother Peter of Bangor, brother Cameron of Verona Island, and his girlfriend Jennifer Snowman of Bucksport. Andy was deeply loved by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The Wentworth Family would like to express their deep appreciation to a special aunt, Brigid Wentworth, special friends, Joe Peak and Debbie Snow, Steve and Juanita Bowden, as well as the CCU staff at EMMC for their care and compassion.
The Wentworth family invited relatives and friends to a celebration of Andy’s life Tuesday, August 25, at the Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Thursday, August 27, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Father Olusola Adewole will celebrate the mass. Andy will be buried at the Evergreen Cemetery on Cape Rosier.
Gifts in his memory may be made to the Bucksport Little League, c/o Brandi Goff, P.O. Box 1460, Bucksport, ME 04416 and/or Bucksport Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 1848, Bucksport, ME 04416.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at mitchelltweedie-young.com.
John Robert Wallace
John Robert Wallace, 60, died unexpectedly on August 21, 2015, while aboard his fishing vessel the Carla Jean II.
John was born November 5, 1954, to John A. and Dolores P. Wallace in Castine, Maine. He was a graduate of Stonington High School in 1973. He married Carla, his high school sweetheart, and together brought three beautiful children into this world and was even more blessed with three wonderful grandchildren.
The loves of John’s life were his family and lobstering. He loved the holidays, especially Christmas and the 4th of July; he was always the guy tending the grill and cooking the lobsters. He and his beloved wife shared their hobby of gardening, spending hours raising their flowers and vegetables. John was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, dedicating many hours of service. John was a pillar of strength and anchor for his family, as well as a shoulder to cry on and an ear to listen for so many.
John leaves behind his loving wife Carla, daughter Cindy Heanssler and husband Brad of Deer Isle, sons John A. Wallace and wife Megan of Deer Isle, Joseph Wallace and partner Andrea Allen of Stonington, grandchildren Bradley John Heanssler, Julie Ann Wallace, and Zachary Dow, sister Jackie Wallace Peterson and husband Jim, brother-in-law Michael Shepard and wife Suzy, sisters-in-law Kathy Saunders, Holly Teator and husband Tom, Jenni Pettengill and husband Aaron, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends. He was predeceased by his parents, John A. and Dolores P. Wallace.
John will be so sadly missed, but his legacy will always live on in our hearts. His hardworking hands are now at rest.
The funeral service was August 26, 2015, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stonington. Interment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Stonington.
Donations in John’s memory can be made at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in Deer Isle.
Frederick Richard Pollard
BROOKLIN—Frederick Richard Pollard, 80, died peacefully August 20, 2015, at his home with his wife, Theresa, by his side. He was born in Swanville, March 3, 1935, the son of Richard Frederick and Bessie Ruth (Doliber) Pollard.
He moved to Stillwater at the age of 8 where he made many lifelong friends and attended Old Town High School. He became a marksman at the age of 10 with the sling shot that he made, along with his BB gun, bow and arrow, and his many guns. He was an avid hunter and trout fisherman and spent many happy days hunting and fishing with his brothers Frank and John. Fred had a very loving relationship with his siblings and his family. He was very curious, always searching the meadows for any kind of wildlife. He was the shadow of his dad as a child, spending endless hours in the barn workshop, where he learned to be very creative with wood and metals. He built two homes for his family and also helped his brother Frank build his home. He enjoyed tinkering on projects around his home, camping, and working in his garden.
In 1988, Fred and his wife, Theresa, moved to Brooklin, where he was employed at Jimmy Steele Boat Yard for several years, and Brooklin Boat Yard for over 20 years. Fred was a true craftsman in the art of boat building, where he specialized in custom fabrication.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Theresa Arline Labree, of 63 years, their children; Richard Pollard and his wife, Linda, Mark Pollard and his wife, Laurie, and Vicki Pollard and her husband, Jeff Sibley; grandchildren, Ashley, Austin, Jason, Angela, Jessica, Christina, and Mark; great-grandchildren, Rayna, Gabriel, Cody, Brianna, and Jacob; sisters, Janet Thibodeau and husband, Bob, Donna Laskey and husband, Harold, Mary Young, Betty White, and brother, John Pollard and wife Wendy, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Gayle Marie Pollard, his son, Wayne Allan Pollard, his brother-in-law, Harold Young, and his brothers, Paul Cookson, Kenneth Cookson, and Frank Cookson.
Fred always had a special place in his heart for his dogs, especially, Maddy.
Calling hours were held August 24, 2015, at Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth for family and friends.
Condolences may be expressed at jordanfernald.com.
Constance DuBose Jones
Constance DuBose Jones died of emphysema at 95 on August 4, 2015, in Ridgewood, N.J., where she had been confined to a nursing home near her daughter Emily following a stroke in 2011. She was born in Roseboro, N.C., to Elizabeth Sumner Holden of Sedgwick, Maine, and C. Dudley DuBose of Darlington, S.C. Her parents ran the local bank, which survived the Great Depression to become part of First Citizens Bank. She graduated from Roseboro High School, the Walnut Hill School in Natick, Mass., and UNC, Chapel Hill, with a degree in pharmacy. She was one of two women in a class of over 100 pharmacists. After an internship in a Raleigh drug store, she worked for the U.S. Civil Service in weather research for the U.S. Army at the Dugway Proving Ground.
Sequestered at the El Tovar Hotel on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, she became friendly with the Hopis there. Serving after her release as the sole pharmacist at Akron (Ohio) City Hospital, she was replaced by four pharmacists when she retired after the war. While she occasionally filled in for vacationing pharmacists after her marriage to Owen M. Jones Jr., an engineer for the Babcock & Wilcox Company (headquartered in Barberton, Ohio), she was proud to be a homemaker in St. Petersburg, Fla., Miami, Fla., and Lakewood, Ohio. In 1964, they returned to Akron, where she lived alone for a decade after being widowed in 2002. In Akron she was a member of the Antique Club, the First Congregational Church, and the Women’s City Club.
She spent most of her summers in Sedgwick on a family homestead that had been granted to an ancestor, the Rev. Ebeneezer Eaton, for service in the American Revolution. She told lively stories about generations of the many families she knew and was a lifetime member of the Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society. She and Owen were members of the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club. For years she enjoyed concerts of the Cleveland Symphony and at Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine.
She leaves a son, Owen Dudley Jones of Savannah, Ga.; daughters Emily Eastwick of Pearl River, N.Y., and Elizabeth Richardson of Belmont, Mass., and Sedgwick; granddaughter Angela Eastwick and great-grandson Jesse Thomas Eastwick-Limoth of Negril, Jamaica; grandsons Ian Eastwick of Astoria, N.Y., Oscar Richardson of Belmont, and Owen Sidney Richardson of Durham, N.C.; nieces Beverly DuBose Monsky of Lynchburg, Va., Deborah DuBose Cone of Columbia, S.C., and Leslie DuBose of Willow Springs, N.C.; and nephew Charles Holden DuBose Jr. of Clinton, N.C.
Her ashes will be interred in the Rural Cemetery, Sedgwick. A memorial service is planned for August 6, 2016, at St. Francis by the Sea in Blue Hill, Maine. All will be welcome.
Leona Doris (Blair) Heavrin
Leona Doris (Blair) Heavrin passed away peacefully August 15, 2015. She was born in Niles, Ohio, May 22, 1929, to James and Maude (Tomlin) Blair. She grew up in Niles, Ohio, and Olive Hill, Ky. She worked as an elevator operator in Pittsburgh, Pa., then as a waitress in a diner, where she met the love of her life. In 1956 she married Keith R. Heavrin Sr. They were lucky enough to spend 55 years together. Leona spent her days caring for her family and took great pride in volunteering for the PTA and her girl’s Bluebird Troop. In 1980 they followed a dream and retired to their wooded paradise in Maine. Leona was predeceased by her son Terence Heavrin in 2008 and her beloved Keith in 2011 as well as most of her 10 siblings. She is survived by her sister, Betty Snowden, sisters-in-law Mary Jean Antal and Kay Heavrin, many nieces and nephews, all of Ohio. Her children and grandchildren, Timothy Heavrin and Marci of Winslow, Ariz.; Tammy Heavrin of Cherryfield and her children Samuel and Shannon Kane; Teresa Limeburner and Barney of Brooksville, their children Stacy and Daryl Astbury and Bridget Limeburner; Tanya Snow of Sedgwick and Robert Freethey and Tanya’s son Benjamin Snow. Her step-children, Keith Heavrin Jr. and Donna of Surry, his children Rebecca and Dagan Heavrin; Judith Kupec and Gregory and son Aaron Kupec; Daryl Heavrin, Susan and daughter Anesia, all of Struthers, Ohio; and Cassandra Heavrin and Scott Hamrick of Houston. We are holding true to her wishes of no services. Her greatest wish was to be reunited with Dad in eternity, and that has been granted. Her family wishes to thank all her caregivers over the last three years for the many kindnesses bestowed upon her.
Geraldine Anne “Geri” Aucoin-Behre
Geraldine Anne “Geri” Aucoin-Behre, 58, of The Villages, Florida, passed away on July 9, 2015, at Cornerstone Hospice House in The Villages, Florida. A best friend, a loving mum, a committed teacher, a compassionate, competent and professional nurse, a radiant smile with a twinkle in the eyes, along with a strong, unique and contagious laugh have all left us far too soon.
Geri was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, to Richard and Germaine (Ivy) Aucoin on February 13, 1957. Moving to the States early on, Geri grew up in Waltham, Mass., where she graduated from the Waltham High School in 1975. She went on to earn a degree in nursing from Mass Bay Community College; continuing her studies, Geri earned her master’s degree from Husson University.
A familiar face with a friendly smile and an unforgettable laugh in the Blue Hill community, Geri worked with Four Town Nursing Service and with the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, starting the Community Health Education Program. She later worked as a Nurse Practitioner with The Acadia Hospital, before moving to Florida and most recently working as a Family Nurse Practitioner, with Family Physicians Group of Mulberry. Geri enjoyed learning, organizing and hosting events, along with preparing and sharing delicious meals. She enjoyed volunteering with a variety of local organizations, including the Blue Hill Public Library, WERU, The Bay School, and the Ellsworth Free Medical Clinic. Geri also made time for camping, swimming, tennis (a wicked serve) and golf (better than she ever admitted to), actively watching football, and providing play by play commentary of hockey games during phone conversations.
Geri is survived by her father Richard Aucoin of Waltham, Mass., husband Kevin Behre of The Villages, Fla., daughter Zoë Behre of Blue Hill, sisters Donna Gray and Tracy Clifford of Brooksville, her nieces and nephews; along with her extended family, colleagues, and many friends.
A celebration of Geri’s life will be held at Powers Beach on Cape Rosier, the afternoon and evening of Sunday, September 6, beginning at 2 p.m. Please contact Zoë Behre for additional details.
Memorial donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice of Central Florida, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162.