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Audrey Cinderella Alley

Audrey Cinderella Alley, 98, went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2015, in Levasy, Mo. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her precious grandchildren and caregivers. Cindy, as everyone knew her by, was born Ocober 3, 1916, on Beals Island, Maine, to Geneva and John Faulkingham. She married the love of her life Orrin Alley on December 20, 1932. In 1947 they and their children moved to Stonington where they worked side by side at Alley Brothers. She spent countless hours knitting pockets and trap heads for the fishermen on her footstool while enjoying the scenery of the bay from out of her picture window. She loved to cook and every Saturday there was a pot of baked beans, homemade yeast bread and pies. Cindy also loved to pick berries, especially blueberries. She could spend all day in a blueberry field. She was an avid reader and loved to crochet. After retiring, Cindy and Orrin spent their winters in Deerhaven, Fla., and then in 1987 made a big move to Levasy, Mo., where they made their permanent home.

Cindy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who will always be remembered by her grandchildren as their “Mammy.” She shared her life with others and loved telling stories about her youth and family remembrances and loved nothing more than spending time with her family. Cindy was a member of the Jesus Zion’s Hope Restoration Branch in Levasy. She was very active with church activities and spent endless hours with her daughter Ruth cooking and keeping the church in pristine order. When her health failed her, she spent the remainder of her life being cared for by her youngest granddaughter, Jenni, who along with her husband Aaron and granddaughter Olivia lovingly welcomed her into their home. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Orrin, three cherished children, Ruth Shepard, Lewis and Carl Alley. Cindy came from a large family and many of her siblings have preceded her, sisters Bernice Griffin, Lovilla Alley, Adelaide, Crowley and Edith Woodward and brothers Richard, Leslie, Albert, Leeman, Leamont and Frank Faulkingham.

She will be sadly missed by her sister Pearl Gray and husband Clifford; eight grandchildren, Katherine Saunders, Michael Shepard and wife Suzy, Carla Wallace and husband John, Holly Teator and husband Thomas, Jenni Pettengill and husband Aaron, Ronald Alley and wife Deborah, Steven Alley and wife Marie, and Elizabeth Alley and partner Clayton Joyce; her daughter-in-law Doris Alley, sisters-in-law Lula, Viola and Faye Faulkingham. She was blessed with 21 great-grandchildren, and even more blessed with 15 great-great-grandchildren with more to arrive this summer. Also left to treasure her memories are many nieces, nephews and special friends.

A service to honor her life will be held at 2 p.m. on April 11, 2015, at the Jesus Christ Zion’s Hope Restoration Branch in Levasy, Mo.


Philip Crockett Katz

Philip Crockett Katz, 72, passed away unexpectedly on March 12, 2015. He was the son of the late Maurice and Dorothy Crockett Katz. Philip was the grandson of the late Philip Crockett, the long time proprietor of Crockett’s Dry Goods store on Main Street, Stonington. He was also the nephew of the late Maurice (Maishe) and Charlie Crockett, Gertrude Crockett Shapiro, and Bertha Crockett Gerish of Rockland, Maine. Growing up, Philip spent summers at the family house on North Seabreeze Avenue, and enjoyed his annual trips there as an adult. He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Scotch of Bedford, N.H., Joan Katz of Rangeley and Eliot, Maine, and a neice and nephews.


Thomas Walker Kennedy

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Thomas Walker Kennedy, 83, of Hampton Falls, N.H., and Isle au Haut, Maine, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Exeter hospital in New Hampshire, after several years of declining health. His wife and three of his children were at his side.

Tom was born May 15, 1931, to James and Barbara Kennedy, and was raised in Chatham, N.J., with his beloved sister Linda. He graduated from Chatham High in 1949, and from Colgate University in 1953, after which he spent the Korean War years for the U.S. Army in Puerto Rico.

For 40 years Tom was a successful salesman in New Jersey, including 30 years selling earth-moving equipment for Caterpillar Tractor. He raised three children with his loving wife, Joan Wilson Kennedy, including one son adopted at age 12 from Vietnam.

On Isle au Haut in the summertime, where he owned a family home with his sister Linda Giragosian, Tom explored the natural beauty of the island, enjoyed friends and family, and put much love into house, town, and church. Tom’s kind, enjoyable personality was always sincere; he was a lifelong friend to many.

In retirement in New Hampshire, Tom served on the board of the Vietnam Children’s Fund, played competitive croquet, and volunteered on the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley (Massachusetts) suicide hotline.

He is survived by his wife, Joan; six children: David, Ann, Jill, Linda, Khoa and James and their spouses; by nine grandchildren; and by sister and brother-in-law Linda and Zaven Giragosian of Jaffrey, N.H.

Should friends desire, contributions can be made in Tom’s name to the Union Congregational Church, Isle au Haut, ME 04645, or the Vietnam Children’s Fund (vietnamchildren.org). The family is planning a May 16 service in New Hampshire.


Wayne W. Mackeprang

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CLINTON, IOWA—Wayne W. Mackeprang, age 92, formerly of Sabula, Iowa—and more recently of Prairie Hills Assisted Living Center—died Sunday, February 22, 2015.

Wayne was born June 4, 1922, the son of William and Theresa (Jess) Mackeprang in Sabula, Iowa. He worked at the Savanna Ordnance Depot before being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He served in Germany and France during WWII until being discharged in 1946. On July 20, 1943, he married Harriett Kelley at the First Methodist Church in Clinton, Iowa. They spent 62 years together before Harriett’s death in 2006.

Wayne was a lifetime farmer who spent his entire career working the Mackeprang Family Century Farm. He was a member of the Miles Methodist Church, the American Legion, the Farm Bureau, and the Masons. He served and held offices in multiple community organizations, including almost two decades on the local school board. Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, world traveling, and writing. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

He will be dearly missed by his three daughters, Linda Elder of Sedgwick, Maine; Sue Brown of Clinton, Iowa; and Peggy Kedley of Lowden, Iowa; six grandchildren, Kelley Columber of Blue Hill, Maine; Kim Brown of Bend, Ore.; Eric Brown of Sabula, Iowa; Kate Kedley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Ryan Kedley of DeWitt, Iowa; and Dan Kedley of Lowden, Iowa; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister and brother and many nieces and nephews.


Betty McKay

Blue Hill and Penobscot—Betty McKay, 87, well loved mom, Grammie, great-Grammie, sister and friend, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Blue Hill. She was born May 10, 1927, in Blue Hill, the daughter of Ernest and Bessie (Atherton) Robertson.

Betty attended and graduated from George Stevens Academy, Class of 1945. The joy of Betty and Ralph’s marriage was raising their five children. They lived four years in Bangor and then decided that Blue Hill was calling them back as a better place to raise their family. Each year at Blue Hill Fair time, they assisted Betty’s mother, Bessie, with parking cars across the street and greeting old and new friends. They taught their children the value of respecting and helping family and friends. Betty loved children. She taught Sunday school at the Blue Hill Baptist Church for 20 years and was assistant teacher at the Blue Hill Nursery School. Betty also worked at Partridge Drug in Blue Hill, as a telephone operator, for Dr. Bradley Brownlow, was an Avon representative, and did housekeeping for several families. She touched the life of every child she nurtured as well as the many other people that she knew and/or worked with.

Betty is survived by her sister, Nellie and husband Lonnie Gray of Blue Hill; five children, Edward (Ed) and partner Alice of St. Albans, Richard (Dick) and wife Judy of Penobscot, Donna of Ellsworth, Robert (Bob) and wife Jan of Penobscot, and Patricia (Trisha) and husband Dennis Robertson of Penobscot; grandchildren, Karen and husband Kevin Belton of Exeter, N.H., Peter and wife Teri of Fremont, N.H., Richard (Chip) and wife Betty of Penobscot, Barbara and husband Matthew Cousins of Blue Hill, Angela and husband Dale Reynolds of Richmond, Va., Adam and partner Traci of Ellsworth, Allyson of Penobscot, Dawn of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Debra of Gorham, Maine; great-grandchildren, Whitney, Katelin, Alison, Amber, Johanna, Jakob, Veronnika, Keeli, Mackay, Brittney, Tyler; and great-great-grandchildren, Owen and Tiberius. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ralph, after 45 years of marriage; her parents; two brothers, Lawrence (Bud) Robertson and Leroy (Skip) Robertson; special daughter-in-law, Linelle Whitney McKay; and dear cousin, Mina Robbins.

Friends are invited to call, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 27, at the Penobscot United Methodist Church with Pastor Deanna West officiating. Spring interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, North Blue Hill.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Condolences may be expressed at jordanfernald.com.