Lorraine Pare
B: 1928-06-28
D: 2020-01-17
View Details
Pare, Lorraine
Marie St. Pierre
B: 1927-04-25
D: 2020-01-17
View Details
St. Pierre, Marie
Todd Tolhurst
B: 1959-10-20
D: 2020-01-16
View Details
Tolhurst, Todd
Joyce Anttila
B: 1934-10-19
D: 2020-01-15
View Details
Anttila, Joyce
Frederick Booker
B: 1942-10-17
D: 2020-01-14
View Details
Booker, Frederick
Theresa Brunelle
B: 1936-09-03
D: 2020-01-14
View Details
Brunelle, Theresa
Edward Lefebvre
B: 1924-02-10
D: 2020-01-13
View Details
Lefebvre, Edward
Glenna Barnes
B: 1936-02-29
D: 2020-01-11
View Details
Barnes, Glenna
Susan Gagne
B: 1960-04-11
D: 2020-01-11
View Details
Gagne, Susan
Christa Lord
B: 1930-11-02
D: 2020-01-10
View Details
Lord, Christa
Julia Fontaine
B: 1929-04-12
D: 2020-01-08
View Details
Fontaine, Julia
Peter Warman
B: 1964-09-07
D: 2020-01-07
View Details
Warman, Peter
Louise Moore
B: 1930-09-23
D: 2020-01-06
View Details
Moore, Louise
Stephanie Nichols
B: 1950-04-25
D: 2020-01-06
View Details
Nichols, Stephanie
David Tufts
B: 1952-06-04
D: 2019-12-29
View Details
Tufts, David
Robert Kincaid
B: 1937-07-26
D: 2019-12-28
View Details
Kincaid, Robert
William Dowling
B: 1947-06-17
D: 2019-12-27
View Details
Dowling, William
Micheal Holland
B: 1967-05-24
D: 2019-12-23
View Details
Holland, Micheal
Lorraine Edwards
B: 1942-12-23
D: 2019-12-19
View Details
Edwards, Lorraine
Beverly Archer
B: 1927-03-12
D: 2019-12-10
View Details
Archer, Beverly
Michael Pirruccello
B: 1953-06-10
D: 2019-12-08
View Details
Pirruccello, Michael


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
16 Pleasant Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 207-622-9311
Fax: 207-622-9313
William Barden

William F "Bill" Barden

Thursday, January 24th, 1935 - Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of William Barden, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of William Barden with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


William “Bill” Franklin Barden passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston at the age of 84 after complications from surgery. Bill was born on January 24, 1935 in Richford, NY to Kenneth Vernon and Idella (Myers) Barden.
He graduated from Cony High School in 1955. During high school he earned varsity letters in football, track, and baseball. He enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard in 1959 where he proudly served for 22 years, retiring in 1981 as a Sergeant.
He was employed by Hudson/Statler Tissue of Augusta as a machinist. Throughout his life he also worked and managed his family’s businesses, Barden’s Shop Rite and Laundry in Augusta and Barden and Sons Grocery and Laundry in Gardiner.
Bill was very active in the Abanaki Knights of Columbus Council where he earned the degree of Grand Knight. He was also a member of the Gardiner Lions Club where he worked in their program “Hugs not Drugs” and for many years was their bear mascot. Throughout his life he was an avid bowler and was a dedicated mentor for the Lions Blind and Visually Impaired Bowling teams.
He enjoyed hunting; and many fishing trips with his son, Michael. Bill loved to travel, especially to Missouri and Florida. He was a regular at Maine’s casinos and in 2017 Bill visited Las Vegas, toured the Grand Canyon area, and rafted the Colorado River with his daughter Cathy and her husband.
Bill always attended the family reunions in New York, often accompanied by his daughter, Linda. Bill had a wild sense of humor appearing at family functions dressed in that holiday’s theme and was known for his special birthday “sponge” cakes.
He was a communicant of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Waterville and attended weekly mass at Mount St. Joseph’s in Waterville.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, John; the mother of his children, Nancy Nevins; his wife, Jean Barden; and his partner, Jeannine King.
He is survived by a son, Michael Barden and his wife, Elaine of Augusta; two daughters: Catherine Levesque and her husband, David of Farmingdale and Linda Belanger and her husband Dennis of Oakland; five grandchildren: Paul, Adam and Anna Levesque and Brendan and Robert Belanger; three great grandchildren: Joseph, Jacob, and Madeline Levesque, and a brother, Thomas Barden of Wayne as well as his extended family members.
Committal services with military honors will be held on Tuesday, August 6th at 2 PM at the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta.
Read Less

Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 2:00pm
    Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    283 Civic Center Drive
    AUGUSTA, ME 04330
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of William here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of William F "Bill" Barden by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Jim King

Posted at 12:32pm
I Love Bill so much... He was like a real Father to me and filled that void of not having one for many years with such understanding love and concern always offering communication and support to myself and our family when Dad passed and Wayne passed. He made my Mom ( Jeannine) so happy when they met at country dancing place in Fairfield and i knew he truly loved her because they did so much together and he stayed by her side when she lost her memory from a fall that put her into a rest home. There are no words that can accurately express what a "Godsend" Bill Barden has been to my family. I Love You Bill Barden ! God Blessed your soul. You will never be forgotten.

Eileen Hibbert

Posted at 08:52pm
This is Eileen Hibbert;Ron Hibbert's widow. We the family would like to take this opportunity to offer our deepest and heartful condolences in the loss of Bill Barden. My husband had the opportunity to work with the Barden's at their store and to work with Bill at Statler Tissue. May God find comfort for the family. Eileen and Heather Hibbert,Stephanie and Vincent II McGuire and family and Jessica and Christopher Boisvert and family

Shirley Howland Bean

Posted at 10:43am
Bill was a great cousin, I never knew when he'd show up for a visit no matter when I lived esp. here in Florida. Had a lot of fun times with him when we visited his parents on the lake in Maine.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album