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Gerald E. Richards

Date of Death: October 8, 2016

Date of Birth: November 29, 1941

Biography:

Gerald E. Richards, 74, of Livermore Falls, passed away at home on Saturday, October 8, 2016. He was born in Jay, Maine on November 29, 1941, the son of the late Archie and Lillian (Powers) Richards. He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years, Marlene Louise (Putnam) Richards. Jerry and Marlene owned and operated Richards Mini Mart in Livermore for several years and Jerry retired from Wilton Academy where he managed the custodial department. He was passionate about automobiles, spending many hours of his retirement purchasing, repairing and reselling them. He loved to negotiate and mingle with all potential sellers and buyers. Jerry enjoyed camping and spending time at harness racing with family and friends. He is survived by his sisters Faye James of Rochester, NH, and Diane Bonito of Madison; his children Ronald Richards of Las Vegas, NV, Randy Richards and wife Pamela of Chalfont, PA, and Ricky Richards and wife Janet of Pittston. Jerry also leaves behind special friend Susan O'Leary of Lisbon; sister in law Bonnie Flynn of Richmond, VA; grandchildren Joey, Michelle, April, Jessica, T.J. and Brian, as well as 7 great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Jerry was also predeceased by his siblings Raymond, Beatrice, Arlene, Beverly, Horace, Reggie and Gary Richards. Jerry was always the first to lend a helping hand. A kind, compassionate and warm soul - he will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know and love him. A graveside service will be held at 1PM Friday, 10/14/16, at Pleasant View Cemetery in Livermore Falls, ME. Comfort meal will follow at the American Legion, 17 Reynolds Ave in Livermore Falls. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charitable organization of your choice in Jerry's name.

 

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