Brother Rene Demers, FIC, of Alfred, died on Sept. 1 at the Champlain Medical Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y., at the age of 80 ”“ 61 years of which were as a brother of Christian Instruction. The Rite of Reception of the Body will take place on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Chapel in Alfred. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Notre Dame Chapel. Burial will follow in the Brothers Cemetery in Alfred, after which a luncheon will be served. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Brother Rene Demers Memorial Scholarship Fund, CVCS Alumni Association at Mount Assumption Institute, 407 West Bay Plaza, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, 29 Winter St., Sanford. Condolences may be expressed at www.blackfuneralhomes.com.

Paul R. Gaudette, 79, of Arundel, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough. There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, ME 04083. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. Memorial donations in Paul’s memory may be made to Friends of Community Action, The Food Pantry, 160 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005 or the Animal Welfare Society Inc., P.O. Box 43, West Kennebunk, ME 04094. To share condolences online, please visit www.hopememorial.com.

Ruth Gertrude Lachance, 82, of Biddeford, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice in Scarborough. Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 at Hope Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.hopememorial.com. Donations in Ruth’s name may be made to: Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Gloria M. Lemay, 85, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at her residence. Visiting hours will be from 12-2 p.m. on Tuesday at Cote Funeral Home, corner of Beach and James streets, Saco. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cote Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery on Thursday at 10 a.m. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. To send private condolences to the family go to www.cotefuneralhome.com. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, 11 Hunnewell Road, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Pauline J. Thibodeau, 91, of Saco, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at St. Andre’s Healthcare Facility in Biddeford. Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Cote Funeral Home, corner of Beach and James streets, Saco. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Church, Good Shepherd Parish in Biddeford. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Cote Funeral Home, Saco. To send private condolences to the family go to www.cotefuneralhome.com.

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