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Linda Komulainen Richards

Date of Death: August 21, 2014

Date of Birth: April 12, 1951


Linda J Komulainen Richards, known to her family as “Mummu”, died on August 21, 2014 with her family by her side, at Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, ME.

She was born in Lewiston on April 12th, 1951, the daughter of Eino and Elvi Komulainen. She was a graduate of OHHS, class of 1969 and worked many years at Sugar & Spice daycare, which she founded with her sister Sandra.  

She loved cooking, and her grandkids especially enjoyed her muffins and home-made macaroni and cheese.  She was blessed with two “green thumbs”, loved flowers and enjoyed shopping for a bargain.  Linda was a true Finn and known for her “sisu” and thriftiness. 

She is survived by her long time companion Dwayne “Scott” Perry of Paris, ME; daughters Wanda Hirsch and husband Eran of Derry, NH,  Darcey Richards Ennis and companion Steve Bailey of Durham, ME, and Deanna Waterhouse of Postmounth, NH;  Sisters Ilona Lewis of  Castro Valley, CA, Sandra Powers of Norway, ME, 6 grandchildren and 3 nieces/nephews.

A special thanks to the staff at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, ME and her home nurse, Nicole Roberts.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 30th, 1:00pm at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Road. South Paris, ME followed by light refreshments. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Androscoggin Hospice House or Responsible Pet Care, PO BOX 82, Norway ME 04268.  

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