Category archive: Obituaries

Reta E. Whinery (1929-2021)

WILTON – Reta Elizabeth Whinery, 92, of Wilton, died on Friday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2021 at her home. She was born in Abbot, May 25, 1929, a daughter of Ruel (Baxter) and Hazel Mae (Mayo) Orff, Sr., and graduated from Wilton Academy in 1947. She raised her family in Wilton and Hampden, and when her children were older, attended Husson College for a year and went to work for Bell Telephone in Bangor for 21 years, retiring in 1985 and relocating back to Wilton shortly thereafter

Rosalee C. Bubier (1946-2021)

PHILLIPS – Rosalee Coolidge Bubier, 75, of Phillips, passed away on Nov. 21, 2021, at Sandy River Center in Farmington. She was born on Feb.

David L. Reed (1937-2021)

STRONG – David L. Reed, 84, of Strong, passed away on November 13, 2021, at Sandy River Center in Farmington. He was born in Salem, Maine on June 1, 1937 to Mildred Reed. He graduated from Phillips High School in 1956. David served his country in the U.S

Lorna Storer (1957-2021)

FARMINGTON – Lorna Storer, 64, formerly of Phillips, passed away on Nov. 1, 2021 at Sandy River Center in Farmington. She was born on Sept. 30, 1957, in Rumford, daughter of Charles and Beatrice (Haley) Jepson. Lorna was a homemaker most of her life.

Thornton “Red” O. Witham (1942-2021)

EAST WILTON – Thornton “Red” O. Witham, 79, passed away at home on October 15, 2021, with his family by his side. He was born in the back seat of the car on the way to the hospital on June 13, 1942 in Farmington, son of Dional and Ida (Pray) Witham.

William C. Gile, 91

KENTUCKY – William C. Gile, 91, formerly of Rangeley, Maine, passed away on Aug. 20, 2021. Bill was the only son, along with six older sisters, born to Carroll and Florence Gile of Rangeley.

John R. Toothaker, Jr. (1939-2021)

PHILLIPS – John “Duna” Raymond Toothaker Jr., 82, passed away in his home on Monday, July 26, 2021. He was born on May 26, 1939, in Madrid, to parents John, Sr. and Elvie (Dunham) Toothaker. He was the third eldest son of 12, including; June, Bub, Leland, Kendall, Bobby, Bruce, Popeye, Peanut and Baby Girl, all of whom have predeceased him; and his surviving sisters, Polly and Cheryl. At the tender age of 13, Duna was obligated to pause his education and start working.

Kaye (Heath) Newell (1959-2021)

KINGFIELD – Kaye (Heath) Newell, age 62, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She was born August 15, 1959 a daughter of Charles and Marjory Adele (Buck) Heath and grew up in her hometown of Phillips to two great and loving parents. During her school years at Mt. Abram Highschool she would meet her future husband and partner-in-crime Walter Newell and move to Kingfield

Michaela Morgan celebration of life

Please join us at the M & T Memorial Basketball Court on August 8 at 12 p.m. to Celebrate the Life of Michaela Morgan that was taken way too soon. Please bring stories to share, bring a smile to everyones face as she was known for her beautiful smile. Please bring a chair

Barbara N. Allen (1927-2020)

WEST FREEMAN – Barbara N. Allen, formerly Barbara N Brackett, passed on October 3, 2020 at Copper Ridge Retirement home in Sykesville, Maryland. Barb was born February 25, 1927 in West Freeman, ME to the late Emily (Webster) Neil and Theodore Neil. She was predeceased by her first husband of 36 years, Philip Brackett of Rangeley, ME and George Allen of North Port, Florida (9 months). Barbara spent her childhood on the Neil farm in West Freeman