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HOULTON - Richard "Dick" M. Gogan, 77, passed away on February 21, 2015 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine surrounded by his family. He was born January 18, 1938 in Houlton the son of Robert and Lottie (Fogg) Gogan. He attended the Houlton Schools, served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion. He was a heavy equipment operator for Donald Guy Construction of Houlton and Rathburn Construction of Presque Isle. Richard was also an over the road truck driver and owned J&R Trucking and Richgo Inc. He owned and operated Richard M. Gogan Construction and worked alongside his son Ritchie and grandsons Cecil and David.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years Joan M. (Folsom) Gogan. Two daughters, Cheryl A. Graham and her husband Peter of Epsom, New Hampshire, Laurie G. Crowley and her husband Patrick of Houlton. One son, Richard A. (Ritchie) Gogan and his wife Jennifer of Houlton. Grandchildren, Sarah Graham and Kurt Abbott, Jenna Graham and Ryan Dolan and Lauren Graham all of Epsom, New Hampshire. Cecil Gogan, David Gogan and Margaret (Maggie) Crowley all of Houlton. Great Grand-Children, Cameron Dolan and Gracie Abbott of Epsom, New Hampshire. Sisters, Ruby Horward and her husband William of Burlington, Massachusetts, and Gertrude McGary of Houlton. Several brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his loving companion "Chance." He was predeceased by his parents and Mother and Father-in law Paul Folsom Sr and his wife Lucy. Brother, Rev Robert Gogan and his wife Geraldine. Brother in law Lloyd McGary.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM Tuesday February 24, 2015 at Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park St. Houlton. Friends may call from 12 Noon until time of service. A spring interment with military honors will take place at Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Ark Animal Sanctuary in Houlton or a charity of one's choice in c/o Dunn Funeral Home. Arrangements in care of Dunn Funeral Home. Online condolences and guestbook; dunnfuneral.com
Published on  February 23, 2015
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