Alice M. (Blais) Bunker, 921⁄2, of Acton, passed away, surrounded by her loved ones, at her home on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, March 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Acton. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations in her memory to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Condolences may be expressed at

Theophilus A. “Tuffy” Fitanides, of Arundel, died on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the age of 90. A funeral service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Saco on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m.

Ayako Nakamura Hill, 72, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died at Alameda Hospital in Alameda, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, following a courageous battle with liver failure. She passed away surrounded by her husband and daughters. Ayako will be laid to rest at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco. Memorial funds have been established in her name at ValleyCare Charitable Foundation: ValleyCare Charitable Foundation, Attn: Shelley Despotakis, 1111 East Stanley Boulevard, Livermore, CA 94550; or online at

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