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Richard St. Peter

November 29, 2018

Holden Richard "Dick" Paul Richardson St. Peter, born in Caribou, raised in Norridgework, passed from this life to begin his next journey on Thursday, November 29, 2018. He joins and was welcomed home by his parents, William and Rena (Richardson) St. Peter; his baby brother, Bobby; and his in-laws, Erlon and Arline Fowler; and others who went before him. He leaves behind the shattered broken hearts of his wife, Shirley, who loved him with every fiber of her being; his devoted children, two sons, Matthew St. Peter and significant other, Linda Dow; Aaron St. Peter and wife, Melinda; a daughter, Brittany St. Peter, whom was the apple of his eyes; and three grandsons, Trevon, Trey, and Brady. He was very proud of his three grandsons. He always considered his daughters-in-law, Linda and Melinda, as his own daughters. He is also survived by two brothers, Maurice and David, a sister-in-law, Rose; Shirley's family, David Fowler and wife, Paula, Beverly Salisbury and husband, Herb, Patricia Violette and husband, Glenn, Edward Fowler and significant other, Barbara; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He also leaves behind is feline family, Moose, Cory, Amelia, Harriet, and Maggie, who climbed and loved him whether he liked it or not.
Richard lived life to the fullest. All his life was in the field of selling tools to local garages. He worked for Snap-On Tools and later as an independent tool dealer. He was very successful and competitive in the line of work and looked forward to getting up each morning and hitting the road and seeing his customers, many of which became friends of his.
Whenever he wasn't working, he was attending gun shows, studying the different models of guns, and target shooting. He also enjoyed NASCAR racing and being crew chief and car owner along with his son, Matthew, with Aaron as driver at Speedway 95. Daughter, Brittany and wife, Shirley were the cheering section. This was a family affair, every Saturday night during the summer.
Richard was a member of the Army National Guard and soon joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged due to an injury received on night maneuvers, when he was struck down by a drunk driver. He served his country with pride and honor. It broke his heart when people kneeled or disrespected the flag of the United States.
He never wanted anyone to make a fuss over him. He always said, "Don't worry about me," "Nothing serious," or "I'll be alright."
Keeping with Richard's wishes not to make a fuss, there will be no services at this time. Those who wish to remember Richard in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt Hope Ave, Bangor, ME 04401, and Camp Capella, P.O. Box 552 Holden, ME 04429. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com
Rest in peace dear Husband, Dad, and Grampy. You worked hard, you have earned your rest.
Published on December 5, 2018
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Roger Chadwick
Dec 11, 2018
I have a lot of good memories of Dick. I always thought of Dick as a Friend. I looked forward to seeing Dick every week, sometimes at Dana's grill on summer street at lunch when I worked for Bean & Conquest. I always remember how Dick's truck was full of stuff because he had just came from UPS and I would say, Dick I don't know how you can find anything, but he always could. He will surely be missed here but will be a great asset in Heaven. Hope you all the success in your next venture as you had here. I will see you again someday Dick, till then I will surely miss you.
Kevin Larkin
Dec 10, 2018
I Bought my first Snap on tool from him. R.I.P. Dick. He will be sadly missed.
Jimmy Mayhew
Dec 09, 2018
Ive known Dick since around 1982, when he become my tool dealer. I bought my 1st new toolbox from him, I always enjoyed dealing with him. Always had a smile on his face and would always work with you when you were struggling. You will be missed. R.I.P. My Thoughts and Prayers to his Family..
Mike McCullouch
Dec 08, 2018
I've known Dick since I first started buying tools from him in 1990. It was always nice to see and chat with him. He will be missed.
Timothy Quinn
Dec 07, 2018
This saddens me deeply, he was such a great man and friend, he always talked about family, I bought my first toolbox from him when starting out at 16 yrs. old, I bought my last one in 2001 and still have both, I met Aaron a couple times at the track, good people,Truly going to miss you Dick, Prayers to the family!
craig sites
Dec 07, 2018
Dick will be missed by every tech,and every shop,and every man that uses tools in the greater Bangor area.He was always smiling ,professional and had the deal of the week,Dick started calling on us in the 1970s and 1980s,Istill have hand tools my dad bought and he passed in the early 1980s.God bless Dicks family,God bless Dick.Grace and peace.
Cricket
Dec 06, 2018
I was so sad to hear this news, Dick was always such a nice man, friendly and easy to be around, I will never forget the racing days with Dick and Aaron, we always had so much fun, My dad thought the world of Dick and His whole family, I will miss seeing Dick cruising around town in his tool truck, I am sorry for your loss, He is up in heaven talking to my dad about the racing days!
Kate Fraser
Dec 06, 2018
Matt and Family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful story of a life well lived. His pride in his family was evident on the several occasions I had the opportunity to speak with him.. I know you will to honor his memory by continuing to live by the values he imparted to you.
Karen Kilby
Dec 06, 2018
Shirley, I am not sure you remember me but we worked together at Norstar Bank many years ago! I am so very sorry and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mark Smith
Dec 05, 2018
Richard was a class act. When it was a blizzard out and you thought you would have 50 extra bucks for the week he would pull in. I always kept my business with him because the years of buying I knew he would come through with no excuses. He will be greatly missed on payday weather it cost me 50 bucks or not!!
J. Jimmo
Dec 05, 2018
Dick was one of the kindness folks I ever met . He sold me my first snap on tool box and that was in 1980! Been doing business with Dick ever since!! Dick , nothing but sadness in the community of you passing , You WILLbe missed!!!!!
mike malo
Dec 05, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Nicest guy and best tool salesman you woulda ever met. Always did what ever he could for his techs no matter what he will be greatly missed
Deborah harnish
Dec 05, 2018
So sorry for your loss my husband mike bought alot of tools over the years one of the nicest guys always had and ki d word and great smile R.I.P dick
Larry Lilley Hudson
Dec 05, 2018
Remember him well sorry to his family and friends. Racing against him and Aaron at speedway I was on another pit crew they was always a class act. R I P sir
David young
Dec 05, 2018
Enjoyed seeing Dick every Thursday when he showed up at my workplace. My thoughts are with his family in this tough time
Craig White
Dec 05, 2018
My deepest condolences to you and your family! I will miss greatly and always remember him fondly! He was a great man!
Ken bell
Dec 05, 2018
I bought tools from dick for years,both snap-on a d as an independent,great guy heart of gold he will be missed, sorry for your lost
Jeff Rankin
Dec 05, 2018
It was always a pleasure doing business with you, Sir.
May you rest in peace Snap-On Dick!
Gail & Ed Thibault
Dec 05, 2018
Shirley, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Richard. We enjoyed talking with him at church. May the Lord watch over you at this time and Richard rest in peace.
Karen Booth
Dec 05, 2018
I met Dick through Tim McCann , he'd come to Garrett's Auto to sell Tim tools. He was a very kind and patient man. No matter when he came he was always pleasant and sometimes had to wait for Tim if he wasn't at the shop and he would chat with me while he waited. I have to say I am impressed by Dick and Tim's relationship, they had such a friendship and Tim spoke so highly of him as he'd been buying tools from him since he was 17 "his first Snapon man". His life has impacted all of us! Prayers to your family. He's left such a legacy behind, you certainly are blessed!
Jim mcginnis A-1 racing
Dec 05, 2018
Great guy smart crew chief for aron fun to talk to!!!!
Tim McCann
Dec 05, 2018
You will surely be missed
Matt malo
Dec 05, 2018
Rest in peace Richard you will be missed I enjoyed talking to you every week
Ed and Gayle Moriarty
Dec 05, 2018
Aaron and Melinda we are so sorry to hear of your dads passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.