Joseph Melrose

Bath- Joseph R. Melrose Jr., 79, of Bedford Street died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Hawthorne House in Freeport. He was born in Bath on March 16, 1935, a son of Joseph R. and Mildred C. (Ward) Melrose. He attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1953. He was employed as the industrial arts teacher at Lisbon High School for 34 years. On June 26, 1960 he married Anne Fitton. He was a Deputy at the Sagadahoc Sheriff’s Department for many years. He was a Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol where he was Wing Commander for 6 years. He was also a member of the West Bath Grange for over 60 years. He was a ham radio operator and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Anne F. Melrose of Bath, three daughters, Elaine Baker and her husband Daryl of Littleton, MA, Marilyn Melrose and her husband Craig Stearns of Haverhill, MA and Susan Yurek and her husband Edward of Bath and six grandchildren; Katherine Baker, Sarah Baker, Collin Stearns, Nicholas Stearns, Patrick Yurek and Karen Yurek, two cousins, Millie Stewart of Brunswick and Peter Footer of Brunswick. Visiting hours will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM on Friday, December 26, 2014 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, December 27 at Small Point Baptist Church, Main Road, Phippsburg with the Sagadahoc Sheriff’s honor guard. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the church. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Morse Alumni Association, c/o Hazel Merserve, 4 Regatta Lane, Bath, 04530. Condolences may be made online at The family would like to thank the Hawthorne House for their excellent care.

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Joseph Graham

LEWISTON, ME – Joseph F. Graham, 64, a resident of Woodside Dr., Lewiston, died Monday, December 8th at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Manchester on December 31, 1949, the son of Joseph and Doris (Moreau) Graham. Joe was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. On October 7, 1972 he married the love of his life, the former Joyce French. After starting a family in New Hampshire, he and his wife relocated to Lewiston in 1976 where he became supervisor of the former WS Libby Mill until its closing. He retired to become a full time golfer. He played on a Wednesday travel league. He was member of Central Maine Seniors Golf League, and his most memorable play was at St. Andrews in Scotland when he travelled with his wife, Joyce, to Europe. He was a very active grandfather who loved his grandchildren, especially taking trips to Disney World with his granddaughter, Samantha. His winters always included golf in Florida where his wife would join him. Joe will always be known for his outgoing, friendly, upbeat personality that you would never forget once you met him. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him. Survivors include his wife, Joyce, one son, Jason, one daughter, Andrea; one brother Brian Graham and wife Brenda; five sisters, Gloria Letourneau and husband Dale, Debbie Lunderville and husband, Larry, Cindy and Brenda Graham as well as Karen Pittman and husband Patrick. Also surviving are three grandchildren Samantha, Asher, and Elliot Funeral services honoring Joe’s life will be held SATURDAY December 13th 1:00PM at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute 1 Jimmy Fund Way, Boston, MA. 02119 Family and friends are invited to visit Friday 2-4 & 7-9PM at the PINETTE DILLINGHAM & LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, ME 04240 Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at

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Joseph Robert Louis Caron

AUBURN ~ Robert Caron quietly passed away November 30, 2014 at Clover Health Care in Auburn.

Bob was born November 6, 1927 in Lewiston, Maine to Louis & Frances Caron. He graduated from Lewiston High School, completed a degree at the Univ. of Maine majoring in Business and went on to become a bank auditor for Northeast Bank.
While living in Lewiston, Bob was a parishioner at St Patricks’ Church and a
member of St Patricks’ Choir under the direction of his close friend, Father T. Lee Burns. As a member of the choir he traveled extensively throughout the world singing at the Vatican for Pope John II and the World’s Fair in Osaka, Japan. Other travels took the choir to Greece, Turkey, Hawaii, and more.
After many years with the bank, he retired and moved to New York where he could pursue his fervent love of the arts such as opera, Broadway shows and classical music while living the New York lifestyle he so loved. He was also a lifelong fan of baseball.
In his later years he moved to Sarasota, Florida to enjoy the sun and warmer weather.
Bob was a loving and supporting uncle to his nieces and nephew. He was
preceded in death by his parents Louis &Francis Caron and his sister Bernice.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the spring and burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lewiston.
Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

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Joseph Kelley

Joseph Benedict “Joe” Kelley Jr. SHERMAN – Joseph “Joe” Kelley of Sherman passed away in his sleep on Friday, November 14th in Millinocket, surrounded by his family. He was born June 11th, 1945 to Joseph and Veda (McNally) Kelley, who predeceased him. Joe was a Christian, a devoted family man, a businessman, a coach, a public servant and an avid golfer. Joe and Jarice married in 1968 after being high school sweethearts at Sherman High School. Together they raised three children, enjoying their sporting events and school activities and celebrating their success as parents when all three had graduated from college. Professionally, Joe was known as a devoted worker. Prior to starting his own business, Joe was a farmer and a truck driver followed by 25 years at Sherman Lumber Company, where he started at the scaler’s office weighing trucks, and working his way up to sales and management positions. He culminated his career as an independent manufacturer’s representative for basketball courts that were installed around the country. He loved his work and taking care of his customers, many of whom became dear friends to him. Joe was also a public servant, having served as town selectman for Sherman, Master of the Molunkus Lodge #165 of the Masons, past Patron of Molunkus Valley Chapter #95 Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Anah Shriners. His love of sports and his children manifested as head coach of Little League and pee wee basketball teams in Sherman. He also served more than 20 years as a board member and deacon of the Washburn Memorial Church in Sherman. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed many years playing golf with Jarice and their friends as members of Va-Jo-Wa Golf Course. In 2004, Joe was fortunate to be a recipient of a lung transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Having suffered from alpha-1 antitrypsin, a rare, genetic form of emphysema, Joe got a 2nd chance in life to continue enjoying his time with his family, friends and many business associates. He will always be loved and missed by his family and friends. He and his family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the professionals at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and Millinocket Regional Hospital in Millincoket. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jarice (Perrin) Kelley of Sherman; his children, Troy Kelley of Tampa, FL, Karl Kelley and his wife, Katheryn of Kaysville, UT, Kimberly Christopher of Caratunk, and Joseph Christopher; his three grandchildren, Lisa, Luke and Joshua; and his siblings, Judy Freeman and her husband, Steve, Brent Kelley and his wife, Candace, Stuart Kelley and his wife, Rebecca, Kent Kelley and his wife, Lucinda, Scott Kelley and his wife, Virginia; many nephews, nieces and cousins. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18th at the Washburn Memorial Church in Sherman where a celebration of life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Washburn Memorial Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 101, Sherman ME 04776 or the Molunkus Lodge #165 of Masons, PO Box 91, Sherman ME 04776. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit

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Adam Joseph Loiko

Vassalboro ~ Adam Joseph Loiko, 36, of Vassalboro, passed away unexpectedly at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta on Saturday, November 8, 2014, surrounded by family and friends
He was born in Augusta on October 3, 1978, the son of William “Skip” and Patricia (Godbout) Loiko.
Adam graduated from Cony High School, class of 1997 and obtained his Associates Degree in 1999 from Central Maine Technical College in Lewiston. He worked as a graphic artist for local print shops and later was owner and operator of Ink Blot Printing in Vassalboro. Most recently, Adam was employed as a fingerprint analyst for the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Identification. He was a second year Recreation Director for the Town of Vassalboro.
Adam enjoyed the north Maine woods and being at the family camp at Northeast Carry on Moosehead Lake. He loved to hunt and fish with his family. He also enjoyed the brewery tours with the Rogues of Sobriety.
Adam was a very loving husband and devoted father. He is survived by his wife Olivia (Piselli) Loiko; his daughters Avery and Izabell; his parents; a sister Melyssa Plath and her husband Will of Clifton, VA; a brother Ben Loiko and his wife Libby of Vassalboro; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and uncles.
Family and friends may visit from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Thursday, November 13th, at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1 Church St. Augusta, where a celebration on Adam’s life will be held on Friday at 11:00. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Avery and Izabell College Fund, c/o K.V. Federal Credit Union, 316 West River Road, Augusta 04330.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at

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