Raymond H. Dechene, 88, of Biddeford, died Monday, June 18, 2012 at St. Andre’s Health Care Facility after a brief illness. Visiting hours will be 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Hope Memorial Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012 at St. Joseph Church of the Good Shepherd Parish in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. Memorial donations in Raymond’s name may be made to Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074. To share condolences online, please visit www.hopememorial.com.

Elizabeth Conant Gilbert, 94 years young, of Old Orchard Beach, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2012 in nearby Biddeford, with her loving family by her side. A funeral with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield, Mass. was a private service performed by Pastor Eric Samuelson of The Rock Church in Scarborough. Donations in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104 or www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. Arrangements are by Firtion Adams Funeral Home in Westfield, Mass. firtionadams.com.

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