Compiled by Rev. Susan Murphy
Chace Michael Fromwiller, 13 of Springvale, gained his angel wings on Monday, September 11, 2023, in the loving presence of family and friends. Born in Sanford on December 15, 2009, to Michael and Bethany (Bourgoin) Fromwiller, Chace was an embodiment of energy and enthusiasm in the Springvale community. As an 8th grader at Sanford Middle School, his infectious spirit left an indelible mark on many. In January 2022, Chace confronted a formidable adversary – DIPG, an aggressive form of childhood brain cancer. This was the beginning of a courageous battle waged by Chace and his family. He faced each challenge with optimism and a positive attitude that served as an inspiration to those around him. Chace may not have had a lot of years in his life, but he definitely put a lot of life into his years. The courage and fortitude that he displayed throughout his illness was an inspiration to those around him. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. A celebration honoring Chace’s life will be held on Monday, September 18th from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Barn Lights, 189 Hopper Road, Acton. Attendees are requested to wear blue as a tribute to Chace at this open house, casual gathering. Chace’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to everyone – the medical professionals, friends, and the greater community at large, for their unwavering love and support during his illness. Their kindness is a testament to the profound impact Chace had on all of those around him. This support means more to them than words could ever express and they will remain eternally grateful. For a complete obituary please visit https://blackfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/chace-fromwiller.
Nancy E. Whitman, 70, of Acton, died Saturday September 9, 2023, in Biddeford. She was born in Sanford on Nov. 22, 1952, the daughter of Victor and Bessie (Goodwin) Horn. She graduated from Sanford High School and later the CO-OP program at WABAN emphasizing special education. She became a Teacher’s Aide at WABAN and later an Education Technician in Wells, where she remained for many years. Nancy lived in Sanford, Springvale and Wells before settling down at the family homestead in Acton. Nancy was always helpful to friends in need. She often took people to appointments and had a beautiful smile and a great laugh. Nancy was happiest when she was at home with family and friends. A graveside service will be held at the Milton Mills Cemetery on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 11 am. For a complete obituary, visit https://blackfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/nancy-whitman.
Sherri Corinne Gill, 65, died Tuesday September 5, 2023, at her home in Springvale. She was born in Little Rock, Ark. on Nov. 12, 1957, the daughter of Gerald and Shirley (Little) Howell. Sherri married John Kuleszynski in 1976. Sherri worked for several years as a property manager for a homeowners association. She and John, in retirement, moved to Springvale where she enjoyed being at home with her family. She is survived by her husband, John; her son, Stefan Kuleszynski of Springvale; her daughter, Sarah Gill and her grandchildren, Nevaeh, C.J. and Ciera Brown. For a full obituary, visit https://blackfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/sherri-gill.
Martha Spendlove Strohl of Saratoga Springs, NY died on Sept. 7, 2023. She was born in Sanford on Nov. 24, 1942, to Albert and Dorothy Symonds Spendlove. The family moved to Worcester, MA, in 1946, and later to Nashua, NH, but returned to Maine to spend many happy summers on Mousam Lake. Martha had a varied career, finding her greatest success at Reader’s Digest in Pleasantville, NY. Her position as the Head of International Human Resources provided many opportunities for international travel and she touched ground on six continents. A celebration-of-life will be held in Saratoga Springs in November. Burial will be in Sanford in early July. Read her full obituary at https://www.burkefuneralhome.com/obituary/martha-strohl.