A Mouse's Tale

Random scurryings of a writer.

Two deaths in one holiday season….

My great-uncle Tonka (obituary from Sun Journal.com:

CANTON — Alfred S. “Tonka” Wing, 65, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, at his residence at the Victorian Villa.

He was born in Rumford, March 16, 1947, and was the son of Archie and Rose Anna (Richards) Wing Sr.

Survivors include brothers, George Wing Sr. and Archie Wing Jr. and his wife, Charlene, of Peru; a sister, Florence Porter and husband, Frank, of Rumford; many nieces and nephews; and his many friends from Victorian Villa in Canton.

My cousin David (obituary taken from Sun Journal.com):

PORTLAND — David Bruce Hutchinson, 31, of Augusta, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Maine Medical Center.

He was born in Rumford, on June 10, 1981, the son of Rosemarie Vatalaro, and had attended Dixfield Schools. David worked as a forklift driver for the N.R.F Co. in Augusta.

He enjoyed hiking, camping and L.A.R.P. role-playing in Augusta.

Survivors include his mother, Rosemarie Spaulding and her husband, Shane, of Eustis; brother, Darren Blanchard and his fiancee, Becky Fontaine, and children, Tony and Megan, of Mexico; sister, Melissa Hutchinson and her fiance, Norman Cloutier, and their son, Dravyn, of Farmingdale; a son, Eben Vye of Poland; and an uncle, Richard Vatalaro and his wife, Sharon, and children, Travis, Troy and Trent, of Hancock.

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