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Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Even Before Pandemic - UNLV NewsCenter Posted: 05 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT Even before the coronavirus pandemic propelled UNLV into remote learning in the spring, online courses at UNLV were prevalent.  "There's been a steady decrease in the number of students that have never taken an online course," said Elizabeth Barrie, the director of the Office of Online Education . She recently presented during The State of Online Education webinar event. It highlighted some of the initiatives and cross-campus partnerships that contribute to student achievement and shared how faculty prepared for online learning through the summer. She noted that 95% of students who graduated in spring 2020 with an undergraduate degree had taken at least one online course. And, compared to past years, there has been an increase in the number of students who have taken more than 30 credits, or two semesters, online. 

OBITUARIES for Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Town Line

OBITUARIES for Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Town Line


OBITUARIES for Thursday, December 10, 2020 - Town Line

Posted: 09 Dec 2020 12:13 PM PST

DONALD R. PEACE

OAKLAND – Donald Richard Peace, 80, of Oakland, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at his home. Donald was born in Waterville on October 30, 1940, son of Gordon Peace and Margaret (Carey) Peace.

Donald graduated from Waterville High School, class of 1961. Don worked in the poultry business and retired from Fred's Coffee, in Waterville. After retirement he worked at Waterville Bowling Alley and Ray Haskell Ford, in Waterville.

Don liked to pull pranks, like duct taping Christmas presents, watching western movies (he was a huge John Wayne fan), enjoying time at East Pond and Old Orchard Beach, puttering in the garage and making sure his lawn was in perfect condition. His pride and joy was his garden that he spent many hours enjoying, and his pets. He had three dogs, Billy, Mickey, Julia and two cats, Peanut and Baby.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Margaret and his brother, Robert and sister, Barbara.

Don is survived by his wife Judy Peace; son, Greg (Jonni) Peace; daughter, Lisa (Rocky) Gravel; stepson, Tim Grenier; stepdaughter, Ginger and her spouse Kevin Bacheller; his grandchildren, Kyle, Matthew, Sonny and his spouse Yulia, Georgia, Jessica, Nicholas; his great-grandchildren, Andrew and Lana; and his siblings, Raymond, Jean, Judy, Charlene, Larry and Bruce.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Gallant Funeral Home, 10 Elm Street, Waterville.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at http://www.gallantfh.com.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Don's honor to the Human Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd.,, Waterville, MEW 04901, or to any other animal shelter of your choice.

ANDREA G. MASON

ALBION – Andrea Gail Mason passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. She was born on May 28, 1939, to parents Mary and Kenneth Henderson.

Andrea obtained a bachelor's degree from Pembroke College, in Brown University, and a master's degree from Rhode Island school of Design in Art Education, in Providence, Rhode Island.

She became an art teacher at Lawrence Junior High School, in Fairfield, where she inspired students to express themselves through drawing, painting, and sculpting. For most of her life she was an avid knitter, sewer and quilter. She was known by her family and friends as a loving and compassionate person, who also made time for others.

Andrea is survived by her husband, Gerald Mason; her brother, John Henderson; her daughter, Jessica Fowles Mussatti; her son, Seth Fowles; her granddaughter, Samantha Heath and grandson, Alec Fowles.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home.

Condolences and memories can be shared by visiting Andrea's guestbook at http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com

LeROY ROBERTS

SIDNEY – LeRoy Roberts, 69, of Sidney, passed away suddenly from Covid-19 on Thursday, November 26, 2020. He was born on June 4, 1951, in Ashland, Wisconsin, to Roy and Leila Roberts.

Lee graduated high school in Washburn, Wisconsin in 1969, and went on to earn his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin, in Platteville, Wisconsin.

Lee earned accolades in his chosen career as a paper mill manager and eventually retired from F.W. Webb Co., as operations manager, in Augusta, Maine. He valued hard work and enjoyed working with the public.

In 1973, Lee married the former Angela Haines, in Dubuque, Iowa. They went on to move several times in their 48-year marriage as he advanced in his career.

Lee was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing on the Sioux River, in Washburn, Wisconsin. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling, hiking, traveling and taking walks. Lee had a green thumb and was known to spoil Angie with beautiful roses from his garden. He also enjoyed Sudoku puzzles and spent many hours reading on his deck.

LeRoy will be missed by his wife Angie Roberts, of Sidney; two daughters, Naomi Roberts, of Minot, North Dakota, and Alicia (Tony) D'Anna, of Portland, Oregon; two grandsons, Alex and Markus D'Anna; two sisters, Janet (Harvey) Kangas, of Blaine, Minnesota, and Joan (Dave) Condon, of Minocqua, Wisconsin; and nieces and nephews.

LeRoy was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service and interment will be held in the summer of 2021 in the Calvary Cemetery in Washburn, Wiconsin.

The Bratley Funeral Home, in Washburn, is handling the arrangements.

To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit us at http://www.bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com

SFC (RET.) SCOTT N. VAFIADES

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina – SFC (Ret.) Scott Nicholas Vafiades, 66, Fayetteville, North Caroline, formerly of Sidney, passed away Saturday November 28, 2020, at the SECU Jim and Betsy Bryan Hospice House, in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Scott was born October 18, 1954, in Schenectady, New York, to the late Delores Keeler Vafiades and Nicholas Vassor Vafiades.

Scott spent his childhood in Pembroke, Massachusetts. He would go on to serve his country as a military policeman in the U.S. Army retiring from service in 1995. Following his military service, Scott pursued a career as an auditor with the state of Maine until his retirement in 2016.

Scott never met a stranger and was passionate about motorcycles. Most of all, he enjoyed caring for and spending time with his beloved family.

Scott is survived by his wife of 18 years, Domenica Navoni Vafiades; his daughter Kelsey D. Reid; his son Nicholas A. Vafiades and wife Hashi; his grandchildren Zoe Vafiades and Evie Vafiades; his sister Diane Duffy, his brother Greg Vafiades and wife Sue; and several nieces, nephews; great-nieces, and great-nephews.

A funeral service was held on Friday Dec. 4, 2020, at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.jerniganwarren.com

Services are entrusted to Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 A. C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

J. TED. L. BONSANT

WINDSOR – J. Ted Lawrence Bonsant, 77, of Weeks Mills Road, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at MaineGeneral Hospital, in Augusta, as a result of Covid-19 infection. He was born in Augusta on July 1, 1943.

He was raised by his aunt Yvette and Harold Manwaring. Ted attended St. Augustine School and Cony High School, both in Augusta.

He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965.

Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 34 years by Cives Steel. He previously worked at Edwards Manufacturing Co., in Pittsfield, Hallowell Shoe Co, Lipman Poultry, and dug blood worms.

After his retirement, he was director of parking for Windsor Fair Association. He worked with his wife Brenda as cook and helped with Lady Bug Daycare.

He always put family first, supporting his children and grandchildren in all sports and activities. The kids loved him and would all call him "Beepa". He loved to tell jokes and always laughed at his own. He was a selfless man and always was looking to make another person's day brighter. Ted was a great staple in the community where he was enjoyed by everyone.

Ted was a member of North Windsor Baptist Church where he had been a deacon for many years and currently he was a trustee of the church. He helped out at the Windsor Food Bank by picking food and making deliveries. Ted was manager of the Windsor Farm League, and Little League for 15 years. He loved spending his time golfing with his friends Dick Hutchinson, Hank Peaslee, Joe Greenwood and Brian Casey, hunting with the boys, bowling, and trivia.

He was predeceased by a brother, Earl Gaslin,

Surviving is his wife of 58 years, Brenda L. (Mason) Bonsant, of Windsor; three sons, Thomas Bonsant, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and his wife Cindy Bonsant, Tracy Bonsant, of Windsor and his wife Wendy Bonsant, and Timothy Bonsant, of Augusta, and his wife Dorothy Bonsant; one daughter, Tina Bonsant, of Windsor, and her husband Jake Buck; 10 grandchildren, Joshua Bonsant, Courtney Bonsant, Emily Bonsant, Alex Silva, Ally Bonsant, Noah Bonsant, Catherine Silva, Matthew Bonsant, Jacob Fifield and Julia Buck; three brothers, Harold Gaslin, of Bucksport, and his wife Lynette, and Peter Morin, of Florida, and wife Lisa Morin, and Rocky Gaslin, of Augusta; four sisters, June Dunn, of Manchester, Millie Tondreau, of Lancaster, California, Rita Daigle, of Hampton, New Hampshire, Lisa Willis, of Vassalboro, Janice Lewis, of Florida, and Leeanne Plourde, of Vermont.

There are no public visiting hours planned. A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2021.

Burial with military honors will be in Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Rte. 32, Windsor, ME.

Condolences, photos and stories may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.

Memorial donations are requested to Whitefield Lions Club, P.O. Box 52, Coopers Mills, ME 04341, or Windsor Food Bank, P.O. Box 147, Windsor, ME 04363.

RONALD P. DOUCETTE

WATERVILLE – Ronald Paul Doucette, 83, passed away at his home on Sunday, November 29, 2020. Ronald was born in Waterville on September 16, 1937, to Patrick and Mina (Pro­vost) Dou­cette.

He married Priscilla Brown in 1972 and they lived 48 years together. Ronald loved his time working at Parks Diner and MaineGeneral Medical Center, both in Waterville, for nine and 40 years, respectively, among other jobs. He met many people and always greeted them with a smile. Ronald enjoyed eating out, especially at The Villager Family Restaurant, in Waterville, where he would get caught up with friends and news. He also loved going to Eric's Restaurant, in Waterville, for breakfast with his 8:45 group. Ronald had many wonderful birthdays with this group.

Ronald enjoyed having a grandson to raise and was always especially proud of his grandson's accomplishments. He had many great memories with his wife Priscilla including vacations to Florida, Las Vegas and on cruise ships.

Ronald was a simple, hard-working, and kind man who will be truly missed by his family and friends, and especially the family cat, Nina.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was predeceased by his son Ronald P. Doucette Jr.; sisters Cecile Dennis, Lucille Barnes, Madeline Doucette, Alice DuPerry, Linda Little, and Margaret (Peggy) Doucette, and brothers Ernest Doucette, Rene Doucette, Reginald Loisel, Freeman (Popeye) Doucette and Roger (Foxy) Doucette.

Ronald is survived by his wife Priscilla Doucette; grandson Jonathan Doucette; son Daniel Doucette; brother in-law Gary Little; and many nephews and nieces.

Due to COVID-19 and the time of year, services will be held in the spring or summer of 2021.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at directcremationofmaine.com.

CARMELITA T. MARTIN

OAKLAND – Carmelita T. Martin, 95, passed away on Monday, on November 30, 2020 at Bedside Manor, in Oakland. She was born in Corinth, Iowa, on November 6, 1925, the daughter of John T. Lickteig and Mary E. (Ohmas) Lickteig, of Wesley, Iowa.

She was educated in Wesley, Iowa, schools and graduated from St. Joseph's Mercy College of Nursing, in 1946, as an R.N.

She was employed for four years at the former Edwards Mill as a nurse in the First Aid Room, eight years as a staff nurse at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Togus, and several years as a staff nurse, then known as Augusta General Hospital. For 20 years she worked as a private duty nurse until her retirement at age 62.

She met the love of her life, Richard G. Martin, through her brother, Don, when he served in World War II with Richard. They became pen pals, then later met and were married for 63 years.

She was involved with the Daughters of Isabella and awarded Mother of the Year.

She was a member of St. Augustine's Parish, in Augusta, and Corpus Christi Parish, in Waterville, a member of the Ladies of St. Anne, the ANA, The Blue Army and Marion Movement of Priests. She also became involved with the Rosary Makers and through the years her Rosary Beads were sent all over the world to different missions. In her prime, she would make three a day. They were beautiful.

She enjoyed her travel with good friends, Al and Gretchen Soriente, to Germany to visit her ancestry.

Her other hobbies included gardening and flower arrangements, raising house plants, sewing, crafts, crocheting and loved to have yard sales and also go to them.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Richard G. Martin; five brothers, Urban, Don Jack, Dennis and Gerry and two sisters, Ann Buettner and Edna Waldschmidt.

Survivors are her three sons, Michael and wife Mary Lou, of Winslow, Peter and wife Lynda, of Sidney, and Paul and wife Julie, of Arlington, Washington; one sister, Shirley Hanley, of Iowa, and a sister-in-law Luella Lickteig, of Iowa; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins; and Lorraine Martin.

Adhering to CDC guidelines of 50 or fewer people, social distancing and wearing of masks, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m., at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Northern Ave., Augusta.

Burial and committal prayers will follow in the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.

In lieu of flowers a gift may be made to Rosary Makers, c/o Leonel Larochelle, 82 Wade Rd., Augusta, ME 04330.

BYRON R. NORTON

WINDSOR – Byron Ralph Norton, 68, of Windsor, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at home following a long, hard-fought battle.

The son of Richard and Eugenia (Moxcey) Norton, Byron attended elementary schools in Hallowell and Whitefield and graduated from Erskine Academy, in South China, in 1972.

In his younger years, Byron enjoyed bass fishing and playing guitar and harmonica in a rock 'n roll band. More recently, he enjoyed boating, working in the yard on his tractor and watching the New York Giants lose.

With his dry delivery and quick wit, he was known by most to be quite funny. Byron held jobs at Augusta Iron Works and Bath Iron Works before working the majority of his life as a self-employed builder. He was meticulous in his craft and generous to his customers. His life's work has left countless physical marks on this world. Although he constructed many houses, Byron's most proud accomplishments were the homes he built for family members including his son and daughter.

Byron is survived by his wife of 41 years, Lovina (Joslyn) Norton, their daughter Jessica Norton, and their son Jacob Norton with wife Jessica (Dunn) and children Elijah, Aubrey and Isaac Norton, all of Windsor; three sisters, Laurie Mullens with partner Richard Cummings, of Whitefield, Patty Preservati, of Somerville, and Pamela Metten, of Chelsea; brother-in-law Don Joslyn with wife Cheyenne, of Sidney; sisters-in-law Debbie Landry, of Jefferson, and Pam Norton, of Somerville; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Richard and Timothy Norton.

In light of the pandemic, a celebration of Byron's life will be held at a later date.

Those who knew and loved Byron are encouraged to share memories and photos of him and/or his work for inclusion in a memory book, either online, or by mail to 134 Griffin Rd, Windsor, ME 04363.

Memories and condolences may be shared at directcremationofmaine.com.

FANADO PELOTTE

WATERVILLE – Fanado "Gid" Pelotte, 98, of Waterville, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020. He was born on October 2, 1922, in Waterville, to parents Henri and Lea (Veilleux) Pelotte.

Fanado "Gid" started a gravel company in Waterville in 1942, at the same location as it still is today, a quarter of mile from where he was born and grew up. He had to quit school at the age of 13 to help his dad in the fields so they could produce dry goods for sale to the local markets. When starting out his business, Gid would borrow his father's dump truck after working in the fields all day and in the evenings, he would haul sand to the St. Francis Cemetery for the Portland Diocese. He was hauling ammunition and supplies to the Bath Iron Works (shipyard) when he met a young woman named Yvette Camire (who was a tack welder inside the ships) and immediately fell in love. Together they started what is now Fanado Pelotte Contractors.

During the war, he joined the Civil Air Service as a private contractor, helping to build several airports: such as Loring, Limestone Air Force Base, Brunswick Naval Air Station, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and Norridgewock Airport just to name a few.

Gid and Yvette had three boys David, Linwood (Woody, Doey), and Raymond. When they were old enough they were right by his side all the time, learning and helping him grow the business into what it is today.

Gid was in good health and was the Boss (78 years) of the company right until his death. He was an avid hunter, angler, and sportsman. He loved his lodge on Brassua Lake and would get up there every chance he could. His dedicated service in the community, representing his family business which was his joy in life, and he was thankful for the many friends he made that shared in his generosity and giving nature. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, at Notre Dame Church, in Waterville.

Surviving Gid is his son Raymond and wife, Barbara Pelotte; his daughter-in-law Linda Pelotte; his grandchildren Stephanie Nielson (Erik), Matthew Pelotte, Timothy Pelotte (Deb), Anthony Pelotte (Jamie), and Irene Richards (Scott); his great- grandchildren, Kylie Nielson, Gabby Pelotte, Elliott Pelotte, Cody Pelotte, Shawna Pelotte, Jake Stinson, Lucas Pelotte, Trevor Pelotte, Zach Dionne; and two great-great-grandchildren Colton and Camden.

Gid is predeceased by his wife of 44 years Yvette (1988); a son David Pelotte (1962), a son Linwood (2017); and a very special close friend Mamie Ouellette (2015). Gid's predeceased siblings are James (Jimmy) Pelotte, Willie Pelotte, Alphie Pelotte, Emma King, Florence Salley, Rosaire (Roger) Pelotte, and Evelyn (Dee) Morrison.

A private Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, December 4.

Please see our website http://www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com to share your condolences with Gid's family and view his Life Remembered Video.

In lieu of flowers, Gid's family is requesting donations to be made to MaineGeneral Hospice Care Unit.

ROBERTA F. DICKINSON

FAIRFIELD – Roberta "Bert" Faye (Quimby) Dickinson, 83, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. She was born July 21, 1937, in Bingham, to the late Alston Bertell Sr., and Dorothy Irene (Lindsay) Quimby Brooks.

Although she never made national headlines for curing the common cold or writing the next great novel, Roberta lived a full and rich life. For 17 years she followed Sonny across the country as he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, or waited patiently for him at home during the times he had to be away for duty. Many times she had to be mother, father, chief cook and bottle washer to her girls, and the many other children who filled her life and loved her like a mother. Upon his retirement from the Navy, Bert and Sonny returned home to Maine where they spent the next 36 years working and loving and living. Always ready for a game of Yahtzee, Roberta also enjoyed conquering word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and exploring the world without leaving home through her love of reading. Above all else, she loved her family.

Roberta is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Laurel "Sonny" L. Dickinson Jr., and her sister, Marilyn "Mal" (Quimby) Spaulding.

Roberta is survived by four daughters, Dottie Dickinson-Greene and husband Mervin, of Fairfield, Laurie Buzzell and husband Rick, of Clinton, Janet Keicher and husband John, of Brookline New Hampshire, Leslie Jones and husband Steve, of Benton; 13 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; her sister, Mildred 'Millie' Blackwell, of New Philadelphia Ohio; brother, Alston 'Sonny' Quimby Jr. and wife Wanda, of Madison; brother, Philip 'Phil' Brooks, of Fairfield; as well as an extended family of sisters-in law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

It was Roberta's wish that she not be remember with a funeral, so a celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family and in consideration of the current restrictions.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan and Scott's Cremation and Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan Maine 04976.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends wishing may make donations in Roberta's memory to Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area, 304 Main Street, Waterville ME 04901.

JEFFREY D. FISHER

WATERVILLE — Jeffrey D. Fisher, 69, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, in Waterville. He was born April 17, 1951, in Waterville, the son of the late William P. Fisher Sr., of Waterville, and the late Ernestine (McCorisson) Fisher, of Plainville, Connecticut.

Jeff grew up in Oakland and attended Oakland public schools. Jeff served in the U. S. Navy during Vietnam. He was stationed on the USS Somers from March 1969 to March 1973. Jeff lived part of his life in the central Connecticut area where he was a tree surgeon by trade. He later moved to Maine and worked at Old Town Canoe for 30 years. In recent years Jeff was a beloved handyman for his community where people baked him food, goodies and wrote him letters of thanks.

Jeff was an avid fisherman. He fished all seasons including ice fishing. Jeff was known for his love of oldies music from the '50s and '60s. While living in Connecticut he worked part time as "DJ Jeff" for parties and events. His Halloween parties were legendary. Jeff was the best joke teller and enjoyed making people laugh. He was a Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Jeff leaves behind his kitty Sunshine along with a newer kitty BigFoot. He fed many strays looking for food. The community called him the Cat Whisperer. He had a gentle nature and kind soul that all animals loved.

Jeff is survived by his six siblings, William Fisher, Jr, of Winterport, Bonnie Mindek and her husband Robert, of Rome, his twin brother, John Fisher and his wife Patricia, of Waterville, Dolores Krampitz and her husband Edward, of Plainville, Connecticut, Jolene Zerbe and her husband Kevin, of Southington, Connecticut, and Raymond Fisher and his wife Linda, of Wallingford, Connecticut; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.

An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home & Cremation Care, 26 Church St., Oakland.

Family and friends wishing to honor Jeff may make a donation in Jeff's name to the Humane Society Waterville Area, 100 Webb Rd., Waterville, ME 04901.

ROYCE B. NELSON

PALERMO – Royce B. Nelson, 87, of North Palermo Road, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020, at Maine Veterans Home, in Augusta, after suffering a stroke. Born in Palermo on April 6, 1933, he was the son of Jasper Nelson and Edith Nelson and the oldest of four children.

After graduating from Erskine Academy, in South China, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in North Carolina before volunteering to serve overseas in Korea. When he completed his military service, he returned home to Palermo and purchased his first Ford dump truck. He was a lifelong Ford owner and remained steadfast on the brand. He would go on to own a small fleet of trucks, hiring drivers and contracting with Blue Rock Industries and others to help pave many roads throughout the state. Later he was elected to serve as Road Commissioner in Palermo, with responsibility for maintaining and repairing the roads.

In 1963 he married his wife of 57 years, Jeannine. Together they built their home where they raised four children. He took pride in seeing his own livestock of Black Angus bred and born on his 300-acre farm he named Pond View Farms. In addition to owning over a hundred head of cattle, the farm was also the home to horses, pigs, chickens and his beloved German Shepherd, Duchess. It was a true labor of love for him.

Although he never fully retired from farming in his later years, he did take some time away from it, and he enjoyed camping and spending time with his children and grandchildren. As the years passed, he would eventually be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. His progression was blessedly slow and although Alzheimer's eventually took from him his independence and his memory, it left his gregarious, funny and gentle personality fully intact. An honorable, self-made man with his own special brand of humor, he was well liked and always respected by all who met him.

Surviving is his wife, Jeannine Nelson, of Palermo; two sons, Todd Nelson and his wife Tina, and Troy Nelson and his wife Angie, both of Palermo; two daughters, Tammy Leeman and her husband David, of Newcastle, and Tracy Cardelli, of South Portland; six grandchildren: Jessica, Scott, Cody, Jenna, Alicia and Royce; and two great-grandchildren: Brady and Olivia.

He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Jackie Nelson and Phyllis Draiss, and a brother, Keith Nelson and his son-in-law, Stephen Cardelli.

There are no planned public visiting hours.

A graveside service and military honors was held on Tuesday December 8, 2020, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.

Condolences, stories and photos may be shared at http://www.plummerfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter, 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

 
 

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