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Mariette V. Bikulcius, 1917 - 2016

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Mariette V. Bikulcius, 99, of Montello Heights, Lewiston, and formerly of 18 Orestis Way, Lewiston, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice in Auburn. Born in Lewiston on February 23, 1917, she was the daughter of Ernest and Donalda Thibeault Chaput. Educated in local schools, she married Edward Bikulcius on May 14, 1937. Mr. Bikulcius passed away on October 26, 1998. Over her working life she was a baker for the Lewiston School Department, a manager at Town Dress in Lewiston, worked in the Yard Goods Department at Peck’s Department Store, and did alterations at home. …

Euclide R. Bonneau, 1922 - 2016

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Euclide R. Bonneau, 93, of Montello Heights, Lewiston, and formerly a longtime resident of 6 Manning Avenue, Lewiston, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston. Born in St. Narcisse, P.Q., Canada, on September 23, 1922, he was the son of Joseph and Emma Langlois Bonneau. Educated in local schools, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, Class of ’42. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served in Northern France, Central Europe, and the Rhineland with the 333rd Ordnance Company. After the war, he returned to Lewiston, and on August 5, 1946, he married the former Irene Desjardins. …

Gertrude W. Cantwell, 1925 - 2015

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Gertrude W. Cantwell, 90, of 1261 NW 193rd Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL, died October 22, 2015, at the Christallis Manor in Hollywood, FL. Born in Queens, New York, on April 18, 1925, she was the daughter of Bernard and Winifred Geary Whalen. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Queens College with a BA in Education and Minor in Music.  She began her teaching career as a Kindergarten teacher in New York. On December 26, 1949, she married Herbert E. Cantwell. She and Herb moved to their beloved State of Maine in 1957 where they reveled in welcoming family and friends to visit until Herb’s death on June 15, 2003.  …

Kevin James Goulding, 1978 - 2016

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Kevin James Goulding, 38, of Newmarket, New Hampshire, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, July 11, 2016. Born in Lewiston on March 22, 1978, he was the son of Walter and Cecily Kinstler Goulding Sr. He grew up in New Gloucester, and was a graduate of Gray-New Gloucester High School, Class of ’96. Kevin moved to Vermont after graduating, and worked for FedEx for several years. He returned to New Gloucester in 2000 and worked at various manufacturing jobs in the greater Portland area. He was employed for the last three years at the Walmart Distribution Center in Raymond, NH. …

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