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Eric C. Ray, 1949-2017

BURLINGTON, Mass. — Eric Charles Ray, also known as E. Ray to his friends, was a lifelong resident of New Gloucester. Eric passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14. Born July 1, 1949, to Ruth and Delbert Ray, Eric was one of 10 children. Eric was known in his youth to be a hell-raiser, but a hard worker. Keep reading

Lloyd R. Morrison, 87

Lloyd R. Morrison, 87, passed away on Saturday, February 25 with his family at his side after an 11-year  bout with cancer. Keep reading at http://www.sunjournal.com/news/obituaries/2017/02/27/lloyd-r-morrison/2084699

Carl Arthur Pierce, 87

Carl Arthur Pierce, 87, passed away at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn on Feb. 10, 2017, after a long period of declining health. – See more at: http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=carl-arthur-pierce&pid=184182454&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.hZVDwerp.dpuf

Susan J. (Bracci) Vieira, 73

Susan J. (Bracci) Vieira, beloved wife and devoted mother, 73, of New Gloucester, and formerly of Bradford, Massachusetts, peacefully passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. – See more at: http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=susan-j-vieira-bracci&pid=184182456&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.tvnAI3jN.dpuf

Robert “Bobby” Dunham, 55

Robert “Bobby” Dunham, 55, of New Gloucester, went to be with his Heavenly Father on the evening of Feb. 13, 2017, surrounded by his family. – See more at: http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=robert-dunham-bobby&pid=184163050&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.x1j2qsfL.dpuf

Gavin Westley Goad, 4

Gavin Westley Goad, 4, born Nov. 1, 2012.
Gavin gained his wings on Jan. 14, 2017, from injuries sustained in a serious car accident. – See more at: http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=gavin-westley-goad&pid=183677858&fhid=15589&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.xha42R9G.dpuf

Dennis Scott Brackley, 65

Dennis Scott Brackley 1951 – 2017
How does one begin to describe Dennis Brackley?
Papa, Daddyo, Ole Hoss, Big Brother Denny, Homa, Catfish, Uncle Jesse, Coach and Santa are just a few of the names he answered to.
Born Feb. 5, 1951 in Farmington, Dennis was one of five children born to Ruby (Pillsbury) Brackley Faunce and the late Glenn Foster Brackley. – See more at: http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=dennis-scott-brackley&pid=183677859&fhid=15589&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.USESkZOn.dpuf

Generosity thrives in wake of tragedy

His daughters called him “Daddy-O.”

The girls’ softball team called him “Coach.” His love of fishing earned him the nickname “Catfish.”

And his buddies at the American Legion post in Gray called him “Santa Claus” for his big white beard.

But Dennis Brackley’s favorite name was “Papa” – the one given to him by his grandchildren, Alexa and Gavin Goad.

“Being a papa was his everything,” said Melanie Craig, a longtime family friend.
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New Gloucester man killed in head-on crash

A 65-year-old man was killed and four people were seriously injured in a head-on crash on Route 202 in Windham Friday afternoon.

Windham police said the 5 p.m. crash killed Dennis Brackley of New Gloucester. His two passengers, ages 4 and 5, were taken to Maine Medical Center and were in critical condition Friday night, Windham Police Sgt. William Andrew said. Keep reading

Heart of the Shakers gone, community keeps faith

When Shakers die, they believe a spirit guide, another Shaker, arrives to take their soul to heaven.

For Sister Mildred years ago, Brother Ted came. For Sister Ruth, it was Sister Mildred.

When Sister Frances Carr died Monday, nearly 90 years old and one of just three Shakers left in the world, it was Sister Mildred who arrived again. The women had been close in life — like mother and daughter — and their reunion at Carr’s passing was expected. Keep reading