John R. Swindells

John Richard Swindells, “Bumpa,” 90, passed away peacefully on October 29, 2014 at the Veterans’ Home in Augusta, where he was surrounded by his family.  He was born on November 16, 1923 in Lewiston, Maine.  He was the son of James and Alice Burpee Swindells. …

Gracia E. Mercier

Gracia E. Mercier, 84, a resident of Greene, died Saturday, October 25, 2014, at d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. Born in Lewiston on January 13, 1930, she was the daughter of Emile and Marguerite Flynn Theriault. Educated in Auburn schools, she was married to Antonin “Tony”…

Mary E. Hinkley

Mary E. Hinkley, 95, formerly of 122 Second Street, Auburn, died Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the Clover Manor in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on February 1, 1919, she was the daughter of Charles and Regina Arsenault Roberts. Educated in local schools, she was employed…

Jeannine B. Blais

Jeannine B. Blais, 80, of 100 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, died Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, while receiving the sacrament of anointing from her son. She was born in Lewiston June 6, 1934, the daughter of the late Sylvio Gauthier and…

Roger A. Cote

Roger A. Cote, 86, of 100 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, formerly of 47 Winding Way, Lewiston, died Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston, where he had been a resident since this past April. Born in Lewiston on December 16, 1927, he…

Rita M. Brunelle

Rita M. Brunelle, 85, of Lewiston, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014, in her home following a brief illness. Born in Lewiston August 6, 1929 to Arthur E. Lessard and Bella E. Maillette. Rita attended Holy Family School, graduating eighth grade in 1942, and was a…