Earl M. Richard


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Dexter - Earl Maurice Richard, 93, passed away February 13, 2019, at the Sandy River Nursing Home in Farmington where he resided for the past two years. He was born August 6, 1925, in Dexter, a son of John B. and Marian Marie (Goulette) Richard.
Earl grew up in Dexter with his siblings, Arabelle and Kenneth, who are predeceased. He later met his wife, Mildred (Quirion), of 64 years, who predeceased him on January 23, 2014. Together they raised five children: son, Robert Richard (wife Pam, predeceased on October 2015) and grandsons, Jonathan and David, of North Reading, MA; daughter, Kathy Richard Pierce (husband David), of Farmington; son, Kevin Richard (wife Rhonda) of Tampa, FL.; son, Michael Richard (partner, Peter Gibson) of Waban, MA; and daughter, Mary Richard Bowen (husband Scott) of Exeter; and grandchildren, Benjamin Taylor (wife Meredith and great-grandson, Weston) of St. Albans; Erin Taylor of Denver, CO; and Kirstin Taylor of St. Albans.
Earl served in the Navy during WWII, sailing on merchant marine ships carrying cargo overseas. He worked a number of jobs, including being an oil truck driver for Whitney's Citgo for over 28 years, but his real passion was for horse racing. He was a trainer, driver and owner of many harness racing horses over several decades, which brought him to many tracks and winner's circles in Maine and along the eastern seaboard. He was a communicant of St. Anne's Church in Dexter and was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 A.M. Monday, April 29th, at St. Anne's Church, Dexter, with the Rev. Father Rob Lupo officiating. Visiting hours will be held prior to the Mass from 9-10 a.m. at Crosby & Neal, 61 Main St., Dexter. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
Published on April 23, 2019
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Mary and Richard Ostrowski
Apr 20, 2019
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
Jeff Ryder
Feb 20, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss, Earl was very well liked and very well respected
Jack Cameron
Feb 20, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Richard family. I did not know Earl but he sure raised a bunch of Great Kids. R. I.P. Earl. 🏇🏽🏇🏽
Scott Bowen
Feb 20, 2019
I didn't get a chance to know Earl for very long, but the time I spent with him was always very enjoyable listening to his stories about cutting firewood with his brother and father to stories of horse racing and going to tracks in southern New England after work then getting up in the morning to go back to work. I will really miss those stories and his gentle smile. He was truly quite a great man
Alan and Diane Rabideau
Feb 18, 2019
Thoughts are with your family. So many great memories of Earl. Just a very nice man. He was a good friend to Rabbie my dad especially during my moms long illness. Helped him out many times and I never forgot that. Loved to watch him circle the track in Bangor and always had a wager on whatever horse he was driving. Don't know if I made any money but I had fun. Thinking of you all. Rest In Peace Earl.
Wes Brown Jr.
Feb 18, 2019
Very kind hearted man. Knew Earl from harness racing. Drive horses for another great man Vernal Sinclair. Now they can share stories together.
Feb 18, 2019
My condolences goes out to you and your family over the loss of your love one. Times like these can bring great “anxiety”. May you receive strength from the God who promise to “fortify you...and help you” in your time of need.- Psalm 55:22; Isaiah 41:10. JW.org
Rusty Clukey
Feb 18, 2019
Condolences to the family. We've lost a Great Man!
Feb 18, 2019