Richard Larrabee 'Huzz' Hussey
Sep 12, 1924 - Jan 24, 2017
- Richard Larrabee 'Huzz' Hussey, 92, died peacefully at his son Stephen's residence where he had been lovingly cared for by family. He was born September 12, 1924, in Hudson a son of Charles and Isabelle (Larrabee) Hussey.
Richard was a proud veteran of World War II where he served as a sergeant with US Army 84th Infantry Division. He saw 168 days of combat duty and was a double purple heart recipient. He saw action at the Battle of the Siegfried Line, Battle of the Bulge, and Rhine River Crossing. He was an active participant in the 84th Infantry Division Railsplitters Reunion and traveled to Luxemburg several times. He was a life long hunter, fisherman, and trapper often flying his planes to various secret spots. He took two solo flights to Alaska and logged over 3500 hours of flight time. He was the RFD postal carrier for Old Town Post office for 28 years retiring in 1983. Richard enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, watching war movies and following the New England Sports teams especially the Red Sox and Patriots. He also served as a Mason.
He is survived by five children Roland Hussey and his wife Jan, Janice Barker and her husband Cecil, Ginny Barnes and her husband Kirk, Stephen Hussey and his wife Alison, and Raymond Hussey and his wife Stacey; 11 grandchildren Renee Montgomery, Brian Barker, Michael Reynolds, Jamie Reynolds, Kristen Gould, Zachary Hussey, Micayla Hussey, Karah Hussey, Emily Hussey, Nicole Geers, Brandon Hussey; seven great grandchildren Jaide, Mikele, Jacob, Nick, Kaitlyn, Grayson, Kaden; a sister Jean Philbrick; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years Evelyn (Megquier) Hussey in 2004; brother Norman Hussey; a close lifelong friend Cecil Brown who he met in a foxhole during the war.
A celebration of his life service with full military honors will be conducted 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, where a time of gathering and refreshments will begin at 3 p.m. until time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activity Fund at Maine Veterans Home Bangor, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401. Spring interment will be at Pushaw Cemetery, Hudson.