BANGOR – Ethel Thomas, 86, died May 26, 2006, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor, where she had been a resident for six years. She was born July 31, 1919, in Hampden, the daughter of Ronald E. Ethel (Hammond) Dexter. Ethel lived in Hampden, Newburgh, Youngstown, Ohio, and Bangor, at different times in her life, but Newburgh was where she lived while raising her two children and was the place she always called home. She was a hairdresser by trade. She is survived by her son, Stephen and daughter-in-law, Margaret. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren; her daughter, Ann; and her second husband, Charlie Thomas. If she could have, she would have hugged and kissed all of the wonderful and loving caregivers on the B unit of The Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor before she left. Her final years were so much more pleasant because of all of you. At her insistence, there will be no funeral. A time of visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the Hampden Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden. A private burial will be held at a later date at the Knowlton Cemetery in Newburgh, where she will be laid to rest with Ann, Warren and Charlie.