- Richard D. Parsons Sr., 69, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017, at his home surrounded by family. He was born on July 21, 1948, in Milford, the son of Orrin and Edith (Oakes) Parsons.
He graduated from Newport High School, class of 1967. Richard served in the Maine Army National Guard for nine years, in the 262nd Engineer Battalion, earning a rank of Sgt. E-5. He worked for 42 years in the trucking industry, working for St. Johnsbury Trucking for twelve and a half years, and then BSP Transport for 20 years. He was a member of the Teamster's Union 340.
He is survived by a daughter, Shaun Parsons of Presque Isle, four sons, Richard Jr. and his wife, Taryn of Topsham, Scott and his companion, Missi of Saco, Christopher and his wife, Jess of Weare, NH, Matthew and his wife, Julie of Mapleton; nine grandchildren, Cassi, Keaton, Karina, Peyton, Bayleigh, Teighan, Talan, Macy and Emma; a mother-in-law, Louise Diedrichsen of Bangor, a brother-in-law, Karl Diedrichsen of Bangor, a sister-in-law, Lori Theriault and her husband, John, and his nephews, Ben, Sam, and Nate. He was predeceased by his wife, Vicki Parsons.
Per Richard's wishes there will be no services. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
Published on  November 20, 2017