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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Joseph Arthur Soucy

MOUNT VERNON ~ Joseph Arthur Soucy , age 78 died unexpectedly Tuesday October 14,2014 at his home.
He was born in Augusta on August 24th, 1936, the son of Albert J. Soucy and Edith Marie Cloutier. He was educated in the Augusta Schools. He served in the Air Force from 1954 to 1957. He moved to Mt. Vernon in 1969 and enjoyed his home. Joe started the Log & Chain and made many friends in the area. He enjoyed music and played many instruments.
Mr. Soucy is survived by his wife of 54 years,, Theresa, one son Patrick Soucy of Waterville and his companion Melanie; 2 grandchildren Tabitha and Christopher; 1 step son Lucian and 3 great grandsons; one brother John from Mt. Vernon; 4 sisters Gloria Flemming and Theresa Smith of Augusta, Constance Bekim of Gardner and Rose Couture of Waterville. He was predeceased by 4 brothers, Herman, Rene, George and Roger and 2 sisters Anne Marie Gagnon and Albertine Labbe and many nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service with full military honors at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road in Augusta on Tuesday October 21st, 2014 at 12 noon.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the family.
Arrangements are in the care Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Service, One Church Street, Augusta. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

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Joseph Pulkkinen

UXBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – Joseph Pulkkinen, 64, husband of Diane Bunker Pulkkinen, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Milford Regional Medical Center following a brief but gallant battle against cancer. Born in Boothbay Harbor, ME, March 3, 1950, he was the son of Matti J. and Pauline E. Thompson Pulkkinen. After moving with his family to Owls Head, Joe was educated in local schools and was a 1968 graduate of Rockland District High School. He attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Joe and Diane were married in Rockland, June 15, 1971. For many years, Joe enjoyed his work as Senior Programmer Analyst for Dean Foods, Inc. in Franklin, Massachusetts. Even during his recent illness, he could often be found with his laptop working on another project. He was the ultimate family man, working hard to make sure his family had everything they needed. When he wasn’t working, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it was at home, on vacation, at concerts, sporting events, or taking trips to Maine. Joe is remembered by his family as a man with a great sense of humor, generous, kind, compassionate and hard working. They said, “he had three loves – his family, his dogs, and his work”. Other than his parents, Joe was pre-deceased by a daughter, Michelle Diane Pulkkinen, May 10, 1998. He is survived by his beloved wife, Diane C. Bunker of Uxbridge; his daughter, Heidi Jo Pulkkinen of Rutland, MA; four brothers, Karl Pulkkinen and his wife Jane of Gloucester, MA, Alan Pulkkinen of Irving, TX, Dana Pulkkinen and his wife Joan of Nashua, NH, Mark Pulkkinen and his wife Megan of Bremerton, WA; one aunt, Caroline Simmons of Port Charlotte, FL; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., Friday, October 24, 2014, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a service in celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 6:00 P.M. A committal service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday at Matinicus Island Cemetery. Travel to Matinicus will be available via the MV ‘Sunbeam’, departing from the Rockland Ferry terminal at 8:00 A.M., Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Owls Head Baptist Church, P.O. Box 81, Owls Head, ME, 04854, or Matinicus Cemetery, C/O Matinicus Town Clerk, P.O. Box 198, Matinicus, 04851. To share a memory or condolence with Joe’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at

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Joseph Frank

HARRISON — Joseph Frank, 88, of Harrison, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 10, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Joseph was born in East Rockaway, N.Y., on Nov. 30, 1925, a son of Samuel and Caroline (Meisner) Frank. He graduated from East Rockaway High School and Osw…

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