MILLINOCKET – It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear June MacArthur Walsh, who died March 8, 2012. She was born April 30, 1951, in Island Falls, to Lawrence and Rita (Prescott) MacArthur.

June was the glue – the strength – of the family. Everyone always stopped at her house first when coming to town and was often called for information on the family. She and her husband, Rick, always put everyone else first. She was always there when anyone in the community needed something. She loved family gatherings and a good party. She tried to keep the rest of us in line. She lived by two mottoes: “Live, love and laugh” and “Crap happens … deal with it.”

June is survived by her loving husband, Richard Walsh; daughters, Kristen and Jody; sister, Judy MacArthur; sister, Rhonda Tower and husband, Tony; brother, Larry and wife, Cathy; sister, Carolyn Morrill and husband, Kevin; sister, Amy Morneault and husband, Gil; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, June was predeceased by her best friend, Erma Rush.

Friends may visit with the family 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Lamson Funeral Home, 11 Tamarack St., Millinocket. To remember June in a special way, please make donations to American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074; American Diabetes Association, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 98R, Portland, ME 04101-4330 or to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be expressed at

www.lamsonfh.com.