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March 1, 2012, The Bridgton News, Page A

Clement V. Hartford

Elmer E. Lake

Capt. Allan W. Wall Sr.

MINOT — Clement V. Hartford, 81, died on Feb. 21, 2012 with his loving family by his side. Clem was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Hiram, the son of Herbert and Lora (Marston) Hartford. He grew up on Tearcap Mountain in Hiram. He told many stories about life on the mountain and the adventures he shared with his siblings, Owen, Slick and Elaine. After Clem graduated from Fryeburg Academy, he joined the Air Force, traveling extensively during his four years of service. Two of his favorite areas were northern Africa and Alaska. As his Air Force years were ending, he was stationed in the Washington, D.C. area. It was there that he met the love of his life, Faith Nelson. She so loved his stories about life in Maine, they moved here and were married on Dec. 31, 1955. Clem went to work as a lineman for the telephone company and they bought a home in Minot, where they raised their four children. Clem was a hard working man. He tended to large gardens, a small orchard, was actively involved in his children’s sports and was instrumental in the development of the Minot Hebron Athletic Association. He taught his children to be hard working, independent and fair. Clem loved the outdoors. He taught his children to respect nature. He was an avid hunter and a Maine Guide for a period of time. He greatly enjoyed his time in the woods with his brother, Owen. Clem retired in 1982, and then moved to Florida in 1984 with his wife and son, Matthew. Despite health issues that forced his retirement, he continued to putter — working around the house and on his beautiful gardens. It was during their time in Florida, that they became Christians. In 2002, they moved to Ohio to be near one of their sons, Matt, who was serving as minister in the Church of Christ and their faith became the centerpiece of their lives. The biggest change in Clem’s life came in 2008, when his wife of 52 years suddenly passed away. During this devastating loss, he turned to his faith and family and found the courage and peace that he demonstrated for the rest of his life. In April 2011, Clem returned to Maine to live with his daughter and her family in the home he bought 50 years earlier. He spent his summer doing the things he liked best — being with his family and working outside with his boys on his John Deere tractor. In his own words, “I had a ball!” He leaves behind his children, Sharon Petrie of Minot, Tom Hartford of Minot, Eric Hartford of Rockledge, Fla. and Matt Hartford of Merritt Island, Fla.; his seven grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; his brother, Owen Hartford; and sister, Elaine Sanborn. He was predeceased by his wife, Faith; and brother, Herbert (Slick). Family and friends are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Clement’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn. com

FARMINGTON — Elmer E. Lake, 86, of Fayette, died early Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at Franklin Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 23, 1925, in East Wilton, the son of Bernal E. Lake and Helen (Bryant) Lake. In 1932, after the death of his father, the family moved to Livermore Falls. He attended school in Livermore Falls. Elmer worked for International Paper at the Otis Mill until he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, and was discharged in 1946. When Elmer returned home, he worked on his grandfather’s farm and returned to work in the Coating Prep Department at the Otis Mill in Jay. In 1952, he married Louise Paradis; together they raised seven children while farming on Moose Hill Road. Elmer retired in 1988 after 42 years. Elmer and Louise retired to “Tranquility Hill” on Fayette Ridge. He enjoyed farming, gardening, playing cards, and in his younger years hunting. Elmer was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. His family meant everything to him, and his life revolved around them. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Louise Lake of Fayette; five sons, Bernal Lake of Livermore Falls, Reginald Lake of Jay, Greg Lake of Livermore Falls, Rodney Lake of Livermore Falls and Jeffery Lake of Naples; two daughters, Lorinda Sargent of Colchester, Vt. and Benita Berry of Fayette; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his sister, Maxine Bailey; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother; sisters, Phyllis Dolloff and Minola Bubier; and brothers, Kenneth and Norman Lake. Messages of condolence may be sent to www.finleyfuneralhome. com A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street, Livermore Falls. Interment will be in the spring at Holy Cross Cemetery, 445 Park Street, Livermore Falls. If desired, contributions may be made to Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum, P.O. Box 293, Jay, ME 04239.

ROCKPORT — Captain Allan Warren Wall, Sr., 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at his home in Rockport, after a brief illness. Known by his family and friends as Warren, he was born in Rockport, June 29, 1919. The son of Weston W. and Lena Ellis Wall, Warren attended Rockport schools graduating as valedictorian in 1936. During the Depression, he was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp., helping to build the road on Cadillac Mountain. In 1940, he enlisted in the Army Air Corp and became a licensed mechanic. Chasing his passion, Warren enlisted in the Blackland Army flying school in 1942 where he received his wings. He married Marion McDermott of Camden in 1943. Warren served in the Burma-India-China theatre during World War II, flying cargo over the Himalayas into China. He was awarded the Air Medal with an oak leaf cluster, the Distinguish Flying Cross with an oak leaf cluster, and the China War memorial medal given by the Republic of China. After the war, Warren flew for 36 years as a commercial pilot for TWA, retiring in 1982. During that period, he made his home in Braintree, Mass. Warren enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and treasured moments with his great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Allan, who died in 1972. Warren is survived by his wife Marion; sister, Patricia Latimer; sons, Douglas of Harrison and Robert of Rockport, Mass.; six grandchildren; and his seven great-grandsons. Interment will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Rockville Cemetery. A reception will follow at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home’s 104 Limerock Reception facility. To share a memory or condolence with Warren’s family, please visit his online Book of Memories at Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in Warren’s name to: Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice Care, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.

Camille A. Nadeau

FLORIDA — Camille A. “Kim” Nadeau, 88, died on Feb. 20, 2012, after a short illness with family by his side. Born in Winterville on Feb. 27, 1923, to Amanda and Vincent Nadeau, he was one of nine children; survived by his sister Katherine Clarke and brother Vincent Albert. Kim was a proud WWII vet serving in the Army from 1943 until the end of the war in 1945. Upon his return to the States, he went to school to learn how to be a A memorial service was celebrated on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the mechanic to provide for his growing family. With three children living in funeral home. Committal will be held at a later date. Connecticut in 1951, he opened Kim’s Auto Service, followed by Huntley Those wishing to make donations in his memory may do so to the Motors and National Car Rental. Always working hard, he purchased 22 Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 55 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston buildings with multiple rental units during his years in business. ME 04240. In 1968, he moved to Florida, became a broker, and later partner of Cole Real Estate of Palm Beach and highly-respected mediator for the Florida Association of Realtors, until he retired in 2003. Camille, a beloved father, is survived by a son, Roland Nadeau of Windham; daughters Constance Upson of Naples and Patricia (Benoit) NO. WATERFORD — Shirley Ann Gagnon of Old Orchard Beach; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Kimball died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 Camille wanted everyone to know that he had a wonderful, full life at her home in No. Waterford after a loving his work, traveling and spending precious time with family. He long and courageous battle with cancer. will always be a part of our hearts and his love will pass through the Shirley was born on Oct. 7, 1935 in generations to follow. So. Paris, Maine to Ida Mae (Lapham) For those who wish, donations may be made in Camille’s memory to: and George Gurney. Tidwell Hospice, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, Florida 34293. Shirley grew up and spent much of her adult life in Norway. She graduated from Norway High School in 1954. She worked as a clerk at Herbie’s Shop-Rite until she became a full-time homemaker and then later in life as a butcher’s assisGerard L. Goslin, 71, of Stoughton, tant for Herbie Roberts Meats. Mass., passed away at Copley at Shirley married Richard Kimball in Stoughton on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. 1965. The couple had one daughter in Born in Boston, Gerard graduated from 1973. Shirley was a devoted wife and mother and enjoyed her time as a North Quincy High School and received homemaker. She was the quintessential neighborhood Mom: an eye on an Associate’s Degree in Accounting everyone, whether they knew it or not, and always ready with snacks from Bentley. Mr. Goslin worked as an and an ear, and perhaps a bit of advice if asked. After their own daughter accountant for John Hancock for 25 went off to college, Shirley and Richard both cultivated relationships years before retiring in 1995. with some of the younger families around Lovejoy Lane in Norway. Gerard loved sports and belonged to They developed a particular affection for the McLaren and Mosley various baseball, basketball and bowling families who have continued to visit and provide support despite the leagues. He coached soccer in Stoughton Kimball’s change in neighborhoods after they moved to No. Waterford. and was an assistant with the Boy Scouts. Shirley thought a great deal of all six children in the two families and Gerard loved camping in Naples, Maine happily received updates and photos through the years. on Trickey Pond. Shirley participated as a Girl Scout troop co-leader when her daughHe was the beloved husband of Linda L. (Larsen); the loving father ter was in scouts. She was very active in the Norway-Paris Fish and of LeeAnn Connolly and her husband Sean of N. Easton, Mass., and Game Association, not only participating in their activities and projects Mark Goslin and his wife Julie of Chelmsford, Mass.; the brother of but holding offices in the organization as well. She served as the organiBarbara Myers and her husband Edward of Randolph, Mass., Richard zation’s President in 2002, one of only two women to hold that position Goslin and his wife Elizabeth of Weymouth, Mass., and the late James up until that time, and also held other offices after that. She enjoyed Goslin. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kiersten and Ryan getting out and being social and helping others. She periodically worked Connolly; his mother-in-law Jennie Larsen of Naples, Maine; and his alongside a high school classmate to help with the Community Lunches brother-in-law Chris Larsen and his wife Cathy of Naples, Maine. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Norway, until recent years when Visiting hours were held at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, she became unable. 455 Washington St., Canton, Mass. on Friday, February 24 from 4 to 8 Shirley was an active hunter and fisher. Though she didn’t swim, p.m. A Funeral Mass was held at St. John the Evangelist Church in many summer weekends were spent in a boat and most winters were Canton on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu spent on the ice. She enjoyed music and loved to dance. of flowers donations in Gerard’s memory may be made to Cure PSP, 30 She is survived by her husband, Richard Kimball, of No. Waterford; E. Padonia Rd., Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093 or at To a daughter Jennifer Colburn and her husband, Jeffrey of Rockland; a sign Gerard’s guest book please see: granddaughter, Allison Colburn of Rockland; two step-granddaughters, Arrangements are by Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, 455 Erin Colburn Hall and her husband, Erik of Durham and Nicole Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021, 781-828-0811. Colburn and her fiancé, Travis Campbell of Union; as well as two stepgreat-grandchildren, Bryce Colburn and Olivia Campbell of Union. Other surviving family members include a brother-in-law and sister-inlaw, Arthur and Bernice Kimball of Williamsburg Va.; a sister-in-law, Eve Gurney of El Dorado, Kansas; a nephew, Larry Gurney and his wife Annette; two nieces, Lora Walker and her husband Steve, and The family of Hazel Durfee wishes to thank her many Lynda Queen; a step-nephew Todd Plummer and his wife Shelly, all of friends for the cards and flowers. Kansas, as well as several great-nieces and nephews. Shirley is predeceased by her parents Ida and George and her sole Also, our thanks to the Bridgton Health & Residential sibling, a brother, Lawrence Gurney. Care staff and Dr. Roy. Much appreciation is expressed by the family for the work by Androscoggin Hospice staff to make Shirley’s end-of-life care as comA special thanks to Beacon Hospice for the care and fortable and enjoyable as possible, as well as to the many family memcomfort they provided to her and our families. bers and friends who visited throughout her illness and provided support. 1T9X Those wishing to pay their respects and express condolences may do so on Saturday, March 3rd, at 2:00 p.m. at the No. Waterford Congregational Church. A graveside service will take place in the spring at the Elm Vale Cemetery in So. Waterford, time and date to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Memorial Fund of Norway-Paris Fish & Game, P.O. Box 39 Depot St. • Bridgton, ME 04009 123, Norway, ME 04268, or to the American Cancer Society, 1 Main Street, Topsham, ME 04086. Arrangements under the care of Oxford 207-647-8441 • 800-834-8407 Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main St., Rte 26, Oxford, Mon. – Fri. 9 – 5, Sat. 9 – 4 Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at We Deliver around town or around the world.

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Ruth N. Trumbull LITTLETON, N.H. — Ruth N. (Jones) Trumbull, formerly of Fryeburg, Maine and Jensen Beach, Fla., and the originator of The Joe Jones Shop, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine from complications of lung disease. Ruth was born May 29, 1922. Ruth was one of nine children of Fred and Gertrude Northrop of Conway, N.H. Her twin brother, Richard, passed away at nine months of age from pneumonia. She graduated from Kennett High School and married her first husband, Joseph A. Jones. In the early 1950s, together they created The Joe Jones Shop, which was located on Kearsarge Street in North Conway, where Hooligans Restaurant now stands. She also kept a rooming house where she rented rooms both in her home and over the shop. Joe Jones passed away in 1965. Sadly, the shop and home burned in 1968 and she and her second husband, Charles F. Trumbull, moved the Joe Jones Shop to Mechanic and Main Street, its current location. Ruth and Charlie sold the shop in 1973 to the Badger family along with other partners. Ruth became a snowbird and traveled back and forth between Jensen Beach, Fla. and her summer home at Lovewell’s Pond in Fryeburg. Upon the death of Charles F. Trumbull, Ruth became best friends with her neighbor in Fla., Edward J. Connolly and they shared 23 wonderful years, until his death in 2008. Ruth leaves behind her brother, Willmont Northrop and his wife Delores, of San Diego, Calif.; Ruth’s daughters, Jo-Ann Jones of North Conway, N.H. and Carol-Ann Solari of Fryeburg, Maine; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews, her two stepsons, Alan Trumbull and wife Cathy, Fred Trumbull and wife Nancy, and five step-grandchildren. Ruth will always affectionately be known as “Mamie,” a name she chose for herself when her first grandchild was born. Ruth was a very private person, but was always straight forward. At her request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to Eastern Slope Ski Club, P.O. Box 248, North Conway, NH 03860 for the benefit of the Junior Ski program. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, ME. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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CORNISH — Ethelyn P. “Effie” Clements, 80, of Cornish passed away at home after a short illness on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. She was born Feb. 26, 1932 in Vassalboro. She married Robert Gaston in 1950 and brought into this world four boys and one daughter. Later, she married George Clements and added two more boys. Effie was a remarkable woman and devoted mother. She was known as “Ma” or “Nana” by all. She enjoyed her family, reading, gardening and of course her slot machines and horse racing. As a teenager, she worked at Caboose Lunch in South Portland, owned by her mother. Later, she worked for King Cole Potato Chips and then retired from Zayre department store after 31 years at the snack bar. Effie was predeceased by her parents; brother, Walter Smith; son, Larry Gaston; and two grandchildren. She is survived by three sisters, Carolyn Mickwig, Annie Lively and Barbara Smith; six children, Robert of Naples, Sharon Ridsdale of Cornish, Steven of Gorham, Ricky of Texas, David Clements of Saco and Mark Clements of Windham; five granddaughters, six grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. immediately followed by a prayer service and celebration of her life at 5:30 p.m. at the Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home, 71 Maple Street, Cornish, ME 04020.


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