Rashel Genevieve Ellsmore

Rashel Genevieve Ellsmore, 85, passed away on March 30, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. She was surrounded by her loving family. Rashel was born Feb 6, 1933 to Abe and Pearl Waisman in New York. She graduated from Hunter College, New York and went on to teach K-12 in Maine where she lived for many years before moving to Tallahassee. She later received her Master’s Degree in Special Education. Rashel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; her son, Stefan; and brother, Warner. 

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Rae Ann Oakes - East Machias

Rae Ann Oakes, 64, cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend was called to Heaven as she was surrounded by her family on Monday, May 7th, 2018.

She was born June 2, 1953, the daughter of Raymond and Ethel Ramsey. Rae Ann attended schools in Orono.

Rae Ann was married to Peter Oakes for 45 years and had two children, Travis and Tina.

Rae Ann was a mom, nannie and auntie to many of those who met and loved her. She has touched many lives and will forever be loved and missed.

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Kenneth L. Thompson - Addison

Kenny Thompson, 96, had his prayers answered as he passed away “to be with my wife, Gen, in heaven” on April 12, 2018.

Ken was born on Cape Split, Addison, Maine on November 7, 1921 to William and Susie (Wass) Thompson.  He was one of six children.

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Lula A. Faulkingham - Beals

Lula A. Faulkingham, 95, passed away on April 27, 2018, at the Downeast Community Hospital in Machias. She was born on January 12, 1923, in Beals, the daughter of Herman and Phena (Alley) Beal. Lula enjoyed her family and her grandchildren, friends, and especially telling little jokes.

Lula attended the Beals Wesleyan Church for many years.

She had worked at the Middle Factory where she was a sardine packer. She had also worked at Carver’s Shop and she also cleaned homes for local people. Lula enjoyed knitting, crocheting and drawing.

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Lewis Wood, Sr. - Machiasport, ME

Lewis Wood, Sr., 80, died on April 27, 2018 at Down East Community Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was born to Arthur and Vaughn Wood in Machias on November 19, 1937.

He worked as an ironworker most of his life. He also worked on the water; lobstering, scalloping, cohoging and clamming. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family.

Lewis was predeceased by his wife Nancy (Reeves) Wood; parents, Arthur and Vaughn Wood; brother, Arthur (Punk) Wood, Jr.; and son-in-law, Joseph Berry.

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Edith Louise Heter - Atlanta, Georgia

Edith Louise Heter, healer of bodies and souls, teacher, musician, and 92 year-old resident of Lily Homes of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2018 while under hospice care. 

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Patricia Ann Pothier - Machias and formerly of Everett, Massachusetts

Patricia Ann Pothier, 87, died April 22, 2018 in Machias at Marshall Healthcare Facility. She was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont on October 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Walter and Velma (Waterman) Philbrook. She lived many of her years in Everett, Massachusetts and worked as a school bus driver for several area schools including Boston. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Ladies Sodality-St. Therese in Everett, Massachusetts. She also loved to read.

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Elden W. Morris - Jonesboro

Elden W. Morris, 94, went to be with the Lord on April 24. Elden was an active member of the community, where she and her husband, Russell, owned and operated Morris Grocery Store and Dairy Dream for many years. She was a member of Eastern Star and an avid member of the Jonesboro Union Church for the majority of her adult life, serving as president of the auxiliary for 23 years. Along with other members of the church, she played an integral part in establishing the Chandler River Community Center.  She will be missed by her family and church family.  

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Patricia L Dudley - Milbridge/Columbia Falls

Patricia L. Dudley, 76, of Milbridge/Columbia Falls passed peacefully surrounded by her family on April 21st, 2018. Pat was born February 11, 1942 to Francis W and Agnes C Stevens (Blackley) of Wilmington, Massachusetts .

She attended Tewksbury High School in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. She worked for many years as a CNA at Marshall’s Boarding Home in Machias. Aside from dedicating her life to being the best mother ever, she loved her bingo and enjoyed her many friends.

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Jon E Wright - Machiasport

Jon E. Wright, 49, of Machiasport passed away April 17, 2018 at his home.  He was born October, 1968 in Northampton, Massachusetts.  He was the second oldest child born to George Wright, Jr. and the late Norma Lee Read.     

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