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Crosman Funeral Home

40 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, ME

OBITUARY

Stephen M. Bichrest Jr.

23 January, 194013 December, 2019
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Litchfield- Stephen M. Bichrest Jr. 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Litchfield, Maine on Friday, December 13, 2019, with his family by his side. Steve was born in Lewiston, Maine on January 23, 1940, the son of Stephen M. and Claire (Nadeau) Bichrest Sr. He was educated in Lisbon Falls schools and was married on November 21, 1959 to Sheila C. Russell. He was custodian/supervisor at Bowdoin College for 20+ years. He retired from Crosman Funeral Home in 1998 and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC where he enjoyed many happy years with his wife.

He is survived by his wife Sheila of 60 years, his five children: Vicki and George Janosco Sr., William Bichrest, Linwood (Woody) and Laura Bichrest, Stephanie and Kelley MacWhinnie, and Karen Libby. His seven grandchildren George Janosco Jr., Kevin Janosco, Derek Bichrest, Brandon Bichrest, Dillon Pesce, Garrett Crowley, and Shayla Pesce. Seven great grandchildren, his sister Joan Karkos and brother Marcel Bichrest. Steve was predeceased by his parents.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Steve's life by visiting his guest book at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com

Visitation Crosman Funeral Home Wednesday Dec. 18, from 3-6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday Dec. 19 at 10 AM at Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave. Lisbon Falls. A private committal will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, it would be greatly appreciated if you would please bring donations, in the form of gift cards to be placed in the basket at the funeral home during visitation to be handed out to children and families at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital this holiday season in his memory.

Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls 353-4951.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his wife Sheila of 60 years, his five children: Vicki and George Janosco Sr., William Bichrest, Linwood (Woody) and Laura Bichrest, Stephanie and Kelley MacWhinnie, and Karen Libby. His seven grandchildren George Janosco Jr., Kevin Janosco, Derek Bichrest, Brandon Bichrest, Dillon Pesce, Garrett Crowley, and Shayla Pesce. Seven great grandchildren, his sister Joan Karkos and brother Marcel Bichrest. Steve was predeceased by his parents.
  • DONATIONS

  • In lieu of flowers, it would be greatly appreciated if you would please bring donations, in the form of gift cards to be placed in the basket at the funeral home during visitation to be handed out to children and families at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital this holiday season in his memory.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, 18 December , 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 19 December , 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • A private committal will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memories

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Tammy Thatcher

18 December 2019

Sheila,

My heart goes out to you and the family and I am thinking of you. I am sad to hear this news. I didnt know about it until tonight at 6:45 or I would have been at visitation. I'm sorry I missed it. Take care. I will try to catch up with you!
Tammy Thatcher

Stacy Scott

18 December 2019

William Bichrest and Family,

Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad, we're thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

From Everyone at Scott Dugas Trucking and Excavating

Mike Raymond

17 December 2019

He was a wonderful wonderful man. May God bless the whole family and give you strength through this difficult time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you guys. 💘

Roger Bouffard

17 December 2019

To Bichrest Family,

Our condolences to your family. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Steve comfort you and your family, today and always. Enjoyed working with him.

Roger M. & Yvonne F. Bouffard

Conrad Davis

17 December 2019

Very sorry to hear of your loss. With deepest sympathy to all the Bichrest Family.

Conrad and the Davis Family

Janice Chizmar

16 December 2019

Vicki and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. May you find peace and comfort in the many memories you both shared.

Kind regards,
Janice Chizmar

David Robert

16 December 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Bichrest. I had the honor of working with Steve at the Funeral Home for many years. Steve was perhaps one of the nicest, kindest person I've every met. We would chat daily on Life, His Family and my newly formed family. He Loved his family more than anything in the world. Steve was the perfect example of a husband, father, grandfather and friend. I am sad I am away during this time but will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Steve made this world a better place.

Doris Martin

16 December 2019

Albie and I have many special memories of Steve as a very special neighbor and friend. Going to bean suppers together, Albie and Steve cutting wood together. One time they found an old rusty wood stove, dragged it home and would have fires and the kids would warm up to it... Steve would snow blow a path from his house to ours and many times would Snow blow our yard because Albie was at work or on wrecker calls...So many more warm memories to remember.... ❤️

Our deepest condolences to the Family. Love, hugs and prayers to Sheila and Family.

Doris and Albie

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Biography

Litchfield- Stephen M. Bichrest Jr. 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Litchfield, Maine on Friday, December 13, 2019, with his family by his side. Steve was born in Lewiston, Maine on January 23, 1940, the son of Stephen M. and Claire (Nadeau) Bichrest Sr. He was educated in Lisbon Falls schools and was married on November 21, 1959 to Sheila C. Russell. He was custodian/supervisor at Bowdoin College for 20+ years. He retired from Crosman Funeral Home in 1998 and moved to Myrtle Beach, SC where he enjoyed many happy years with his wife.

He is survived by his wife Sheila of 60 years, his five children: Vicki and George Janosco Sr., William Bichrest, Linwood (Woody) and Laura Bichrest, Stephanie and Kelley MacWhinnie, and Karen Libby. His seven grandchildren George Janosco Jr., Kevin Janosco, Derek Bichrest, Brandon Bichrest, Dillon Pesce, Garrett Crowley, and Shayla Pesce. Seven great grandchildren, his sister Joan Karkos and brother Marcel Bichrest. Steve was predeceased by his parents.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Steve's life by visiting his guest book at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com

Visitation Crosman Funeral Home Wednesday Dec. 18, from 3-6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday Dec. 19 at 10 AM at Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave. Lisbon Falls. A private committal will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, it would be greatly appreciated if you would please bring donations, in the form of gift cards to be placed in the basket at the funeral home during visitation to be handed out to children and families at The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital this holiday season in his memory.

Arrangements are under the care of Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation & Monument Services 40 Main St. Lisbon Falls 353-4951.