Obituaries

June Gantnier
B: 1928-04-25
D: 2018-04-17
View Details
Gantnier , June
Delbert Botting
B: 1931-07-14
D: 2018-04-14
View Details
Botting , Delbert
James Duncklee
B: 1957-11-22
D: 2018-04-14
View Details
Duncklee, James
Peter McGary
B: 1964-02-06
D: 2018-04-12
View Details
McGary, Peter
Dana Foster
B: 1943-09-16
D: 2018-04-10
View Details
Foster, Dana
Paul Bailey
B: 1937-05-13
D: 2018-04-10
View Details
Bailey, Paul
John Berry
B: 1944-12-10
D: 2018-04-08
View Details
Berry , John
Arnold Ballard
B: 1950-07-29
D: 2018-04-08
View Details
Ballard , Arnold
Mary McLain
B: 1926-07-19
D: 2018-04-04
View Details
McLain, Mary
Leigh Nason
B: 1959-05-07
D: 2018-04-03
View Details
Nason , Leigh
Lawrence Dube
B: 1930-12-26
D: 2018-03-20
View Details
Dube, Lawrence
Starr McAdam
B: 1941-11-12
D: 2018-03-16
View Details
McAdam , Starr
Walter Whitlock
B: 1940-02-21
D: 2018-03-16
View Details
Whitlock , Walter
Marilyn Hannigan
B: 1933-10-17
D: 2018-03-14
View Details
Hannigan , Marilyn
John Steeves
B: 1930-01-09
D: 2018-03-14
View Details
Steeves, John
Carl Guptill
B: 1947-07-10
D: 2018-03-11
View Details
Guptill , Carl
Earl Cummings
B: 1929-07-04
D: 2018-03-10
View Details
Cummings, Earl
Eugene Foster
B: 1934-04-23
D: 2018-03-05
View Details
Foster , Eugene
Simon Cyr
B: 2016-09-23
D: 2018-03-03
View Details
Cyr, Simon
Duane Davenport
B: 1952-07-22
D: 2018-02-19
View Details
Davenport, Duane
Barbara McGuire
B: 1934-03-18
D: 2018-02-10
View Details
McGuire, Barbara

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
10 Water Street
PO Box 579
Houlton, ME 04730
Phone: (207) 532-3333
Fax: (207) 532-4447

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Estate Settlement

Sometimes estate settlement is one of the hardest aspects of dealing with the death of a family member. This doesn't have to be the case if proper preparation of all estate documents took place prior to the death. If you have the services of an experienced estate lawyer at your disposal, there can be even less worry and strife.

What is Probate?

Probate: the official proving of a will. The probate process is intended to establish the legal validity of a will but it involves so much more than merely confirming that the signed, witnessed, and registered copy of a will is authentic.

The Probate Process

In addition to proving in a court of law that the deceased individual's will is valid, probate also declares the probate process also involves:

  • identifying and inventorying the deceased's personal and real property
  • having the property appraised
  • paying debts and taxes
  • distributing the remaining property as the will (or if there is no will, then state law) directs

What Happens When There is No Will

When someone dies without leaving a dated, signed and properly witnessed will, the court decides who should receive the deceased's assets. It won't matter what your familial relationships were really like; the state will award property and cash to the survivors based solely on their legal relationship to the deceased. This is called dying 'intestate'. Generally only spouses, common-law spouses, and blood relatives inherit under intestate succession laws. 

All this can be avoided, if you take care of things ahead of time. When you leave documents that clearly state who you wish to get your property and cash after you die, you better support your survivors in coming to terms with your death without leaving them with a lot of unnecessary distress.

Hiring an Attorney

Losing a loved one can be an overwhelming experience and when you add in estate settlement issues, the months following the death can be much more than we bargained for. That's when it might be advantageous to hire an attorney.

When faced with this situation, it's best to turn to the experts in estate settlement. 

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.