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Trudy Ricker, 1926 - 2014

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Mildred (Trudy) Ricker, 88, of Lewiston, died Friday, August 29th at the Androscoggin Hospice House surrounded by her family.

Trudy was born on May 11, 1926, the youngest daughter of A.H. and Mildred Chadbourne Johnson. She attended Lewiston Schools and graduated from Lewiston High School, Class of ’43. She was a former member of St. Patrick’s Parish, and volunteered for many years at the St. Vincent De Paul thrift shop.

On September 9, 1950 she married Bernard (Bud) Ricker. They made their home in Lewiston. Trudy worked for many years at the Lewiston Sun-Journal. She was a devoted wife and mother and an exceptional Nana. …

Seymour Tetenman, 1937 - 2014

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Seymour Tetenman, 77, of Pompano Beach, FL, died Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Hospice House of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Services in Auburn, following a long illness. Born in Lewiston on July 11, 1937, he was the son of Abe and May Fisher Tetenman. Educated in Lynn, MA, he served in the U.S. Army, and was a graduate of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. He worked for many years as a salesman in the shoe industry, and travelled extensively to Europe, South America, Hong Kong and China for work. In later years, he became a licensed massage therapist. …

Thelda K. Dobbins, 1914 - 2014

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Thelda K. Dobbins, 100, of 41 Pleasant Street, Auburn, died on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Born in Lisbon Falls, on April 26, 1914, she was the daughter of William and Gertrude Risska Kirschner. She graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1930, from the Farmington State Normal School in 1932, and then received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maine Orono. In 1938 she married Lester Dobbins, and they had been married for 62 years at the time of his death in 2000. Thelda taught school in Durham, Sabattus, Monmouth and Lewiston, retiring from Pettingill School in 1973, after a 35 year career. …

Adrian Labbe, 1915 - 2014

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Adrian Labbe, 99, of Livermore, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Hospice House in Auburn. Born in Wallagrass on April 19, 1915, he was the son of Flavie Lauze and August Labbe. He grew up in Wallagrass, being the sixth of twelve siblings. The family moved to Lewiston when he was sixteen. During the war he was a member of the CCC camp, as a truck driver. He spent most of his life as a truck driver. He was extremely capable mechanically and was awarded many recognitions for his mechanical inventions while employed at Bates Mill for 25 years. In 1938 he met and married Cecile Tremblay. …

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