Mathew B. Baker, 55, of Wells, passed away, with his family at his side, on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Springvale on Friday, Nov. 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A funeral service in celebration of Mathew’s life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Curtis Lake Christian Church, 38 Westview Drive, Sanford. A reception will immediately follow the funeral at the church. In lieu of flowers, Mathew’s family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 26, Scarborough, ME 04074. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at

Thomas Richard Sroka, 66, of Shapleigh and formerly of Pawtucket, R.I., passed away at his home on Monday, Nov. 19 after a courageous, 13-year battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 1-5 p.m. with a funeral service following at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home, located at 580 Main St. in Springvale. A reception will follow at the Sanford VFW, located at 1 Hutchinson St. in Sanford. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

Edna S. Walker, 85, passed away on Nov. 20, 2012 at St. Andre Health Care in Biddeford. Visiting hours will be on Sunday evening, Nov. 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, located on the corners of Routes 202 and 4A (13 Portland Road) in Buxton (Bar Mills). A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church, located near the corner of Route 11 and Dora Lane in Limerick. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Biddeford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Chief George Davis Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 77, Buxton, ME 04093.

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