Richard R. Rick Commeau

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Richard R. 'Rick' Commeau

July 29, 1951 - February 16, 2019

Milford - On Saturday February 16, 2019, Richard R. Commeau, 67, died peacefully at Northern Light Medical Center, Bangor, surrounded by family and friends, after a courageous battle with a long illness.
Rick was born on July 29, 1951 in Old Town, Maine. After graduating Old Town High School in 1969, he served in the United States Army. He eventually retired as a Sergeant First Class after serving in Vietnam. He then worked for years at the Old Town Mill.
Rick spent years actively involved in the VFW, including time as Commander. Some of his favorite activities were hunting, fishing, and operating heavy equipment at his camp on Brandy Pond. Rick cherished his time at camp with his family and friends, it was the place that he was the happiest. He also enjoyed his annual trip to Washington DC and the Vietnam Memorial where he had the chance to catch up with the "Brothers".
Rick will be deeply missed by his wife, Amy Goode, his children Tonya Jackson and her husband Chuck, Nicole Jones and her husband John, Carrie Commeau and her partner George Rideout; father Frank Petrowski; his siblings Linda Corson and husband Harold, Robert Commeau and his wife Beverly, Marie McPhail, and Paula Petrowski and her partner Kim Miller; five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. His wife's family who loved him like a son, Diane and John Ehman, Mark Goode and partner Sheila Johnson, and Matthew Goode; and special friends Tim Avery, Dan King, Alice Harrington, and the man he credits to saving his life in Vietnam, Dick Bond.
He is predeceased by his mother Cecile Marie Petrowski, brother in law John McPhail, and three grandchildren.
Friends may call 1-3PM Sunday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town where a funeral service will be conducted at 3PM. Immediately following the service at the funeral home all are invited to the American Legion Hall on Water Street for continued fellowship. Spring burial with military honors will be conducted at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Memorial contributions may be made to the Act ivies Fund at Maine Veterans Home 44 Hogan Road Bangor, ME 04401
Rick is not only a hero to his country, he is a hero to his family.
Published on February 18, 2019
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Diane Joy Brooks
Feb 25, 2019
I was so sorry to see that Rick had passed. He always made me laugh. I was a frequent visitor at Frank and Cecile's home when I was young and played with his sister, Marie. I have such great memories from that time. Rick always was full of happiness and humor. My sincere condolences to his family.
Sue & Greg Thibeault
Feb 21, 2019
You will be missed by many. Thank you for all you did for Amy. You were a special person! May you rest in peace 💙
Kathy Matthews
Feb 20, 2019
I will always have fond memories of Rick and his dedication to his country, family and friends. I met Rick many years ago when visiting the Ellsworth family camp on Brandy. My Aunt Cel, Uncle Jim, my cousins Roberta and Gene Trafton, and the D'Agostino's could always count on Rick's friendship and willingness to offer a helping hand throughout the years if needed. He would stop by for a friendly visit when any one of us were at camp and sitting out on the deck. Brandy will not be the same without him and his smile. He left behind great memories to all who had the privilege of being a part of his life. even in a small way. I hope you will take comfort in knowing that many thoughts and p...rayers are with you at this time. Try to remember the good times and celebrate his life...a life well lived for sure!Read more
Catherine kirzinger
Feb 19, 2019
I love you for the way you loved and supported Jess. I only wish I could do more for you. You are in my prayers. Losing a partner is really tough and watching them battle daily and losing ground is really even rougher. I lost a good man and my best friend nine years ago and my baby girl two years ago. I wish I had a magic solution for the grief but I don’t. We will always have our memories though and they are priceless...the good and the bad. :)
Cookie and Dennis Mushero
Feb 19, 2019
Rick--so many memories all those years ago when we all were young. I want to tell the girls and your dear wife how very sorry we are. Onward and Upward Rick.
Jack Farmer
Feb 19, 2019
A true patriot. Rick was proud of his family, his country, and his military service. I was proud to have known him.
The Dennis Fowler Family
Feb 19, 2019
Our thoughts & prayers r with u Amy. Take care & may God bless. May Rick rest in peace.
Karen Marini and Ariane Wandell
Feb 19, 2019
Rick, you will be missed. Prayers go out to your family and friends. Thank you for your service, and for your support through my time in the Navy. " RIP, We have the Watch"
Feb 19, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. Death stings very much. It’s one of the hardest thing to cope with. May the “God of all comfort” gives you strength and peace of mind in this time of difficulties. - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4.
Amy Goode
Feb 19, 2019
There is not a doubt in my mind that I would not be the woman I am today without Rick. He is the most loving, caring, supportive man. I can't even explain how much I will miss him. Rest easy honey, you deserve it. I love you.
Michele Doucette
Feb 18, 2019
Tonya, Nichole, Carrie and all the rest of the family so sorry for your loss love you all
Shirley Ripley
Feb 18, 2019
May you soar on the wings of angels. My condolences Amy and to your family as well.
Mark Goode
Feb 18, 2019
This man was also responsible for helping to save my daughter's life. God bless him. May he rest in peace in the arms of God.
Kristy Cyr
Feb 18, 2019
Rest In Peace, Rick. We will always remember good times at camp. You will be fondly missed. ❤️
Feb 18, 2019
You are all in my thoughts and prayers, so very sorry for your loss ♡
Sherry Jackson
Feb 18, 2019
Love you all so much! So sorry for your loss. ❤️
Roger St Louis
Feb 18, 2019
So long my brother. We were more like brothers then cousins and will truly be missed. I will never forget the great times togeather. Rest In Peace.
Feb 18, 2019