Helen C. Burns, 93, passed away on Jan. 6, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House after a brief illness and was surrounded by family. A private burial will take place with Helen’s family in the spring. Arrangements are with Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, Buxton. www.dcpate.com.

Lillian J. Couture, 88, of Sanford, died Jan. 7 in Sanford. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home, 29 Winter St., Sanford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish at Holy Family Church, 66 North Ave. in Sanford. Burial will be in the spring in St. Ignatius Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. A full obituary will be posted in tomorrow’s newspaper.

Robert A. Jacobs, 70, a longtime resident of Arundel, died peacefully at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth on Jan. 4, 2013. There will not be any services at this time. Condolences may be expressed at funeralalternatives.net.

Joseph R. Lemay, 80, of Biddeford, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford after a brief illness. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 83 Stanley Road, Springvale, ME 04083. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St., Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit www.hopememorial.com.

Edward Carl Townsend, 70, of Springvale, died on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Portland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, located on North Avenue in Sanford. Interment will be at the Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Springvale. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the TLF Wish Fund, c/o Gorham Regional Federal Credit Union, 375 Main St., Gorham, ME 04038. Arrangements are under the direction of Lafrance-Lambert & Black Funeral Home in Sanford. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com.

* Death notices list funeral arrangements. Full obituaries are only in the print edition.