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Richard A Gaisford

Date of Death: October 3, 2023

Date of Birth: May 14, 1930


Topsham-After a long life, Richard "Dick" A. Gaisford, 93, passed away peacefully, at home
with his family on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

He was born on May 14, 1930 the son of Rev. Albert A. and Inez E. Gaisford. He
graduated from Standish High School in 1947 and Portland Junior College in 1949. He then
joined the United States Navy. After serving for four years, he attended Bryant College,
graduating with high honors and his degree in accounting.

On July 10, 1954, Dick married Lorraine M. Smith of Standish. This past July they
celebrated their 69th anniversary. They had two daughters and a son.

Dick worked for Millett, Fish and Dresser in Portland for five years. The family moved to
Norway, Maine in 1962 where he established his own successful CPA practice.

Dick was a very active member of his community. He served as trustee and director at
Norway Savings Bank, director at Stephens Memorial Hospital, president and Lieutenant
Governor of Kiwanis, treasurer and deacon at Norway Second Congregational Church plus was a
member of SCORE. He was a 68 year member of Masonic lodge #107, Scottish Rite, as well as a
member of Kora Temple Shrine.

He enjoyed summers spent at camp on Norway Lake, time on the golf course, skiing
winters and many trips with his wife to Prince Edward Island, across the United States, St.
Maarten, and Europe. A lifelong avid reader, he always had a book beside his chair.

Dick leaves his wife Lorraine; daughter Diane and her husband Jack Sharkey;
grandchildren Nathan Suomela, Megan Littlefield, Raija Suomela, Tyler Littlefield; three great-

Dick was predeceased by his parents, his sister Priscilla Heggeman, son Scott, and
daughter Barbara.

A graveside service will take place October 21 St,. 2023 at 2PM at the Standish Village
Cemetery on Oak Hill Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in his memory to establish a scholarship for a
graduating senior at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Mail donations to Sheila Bedard,
MSAD 17 Superintendent's Office, 232 Main Street, South Paris, ME 04281 Please note
scholarship name (Richard Gaisford) in the memo.

In case of inclement weather, services will be held at the Standish Congregational Church on
Oak Hill Road at 2PM.

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