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East Millinocket - Richard "Dick" Osgood, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2019, at Ross Manor in Bangor, following a devastating fall at his home. Born in East Millinocket in 1930 and a graduate of Schenck High School, Dick served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War. He was a proud employee of the Great Northern Paper Company as a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, retiring in 1987. A man of utmost integrity and decency, Dick's purpose in life was achieved in his devotion to his family, especially to his children, grandchildren, and his most recent great-grandchild, Everly Scott, evidenced in their bedside vigils for the past six weeks as he was never left alone.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary "Gally" Osgood, his daughter Deborah Johansen and her husband Herluf and their daughter Kirsten and her husband Mitchell of Yarmouth; his daughter Stephanie Osgood and her two children, daughter Emily Rush of Bangor and her daughter Everly Scott and Jeremy Rush and his wife Katie of Old Town; his son Richard J. Osgood and his wife Kimberly and their daughters Risha and Kamiwun and son Addison of Dedham; his son Jeffry Osgood and his wife Sandra and their son Alexander of Wickenburg, Arizona; his daughter Mary Kay Hallett and her husband Mark and their son Aaron and daughter Abby of Hermon; his sister Belle Clendening and her husband Gary of Hallowell; his brother Robert Osgood of Lee. He was predeceased by his parents, Dwight and Verna Osgood, his brother Dwight Jr., his sister Theo, and his beloved son Scott. Dick loved good food, card games, in particular cribbage ("Nothing to be ashamed of when you're beaten by the very best!"), horseshoes, his vegetable garden at his home on Beech Street, hunting and fishing, Schenck Wolverines basketball, summer vacations in Prince Edward Island, weekly visits to Little Italy in Millinocket, most recently the "boys" at McDonald's, his cat Moxie, and children of all ages, especially babies. Many a baby was soothed to sleep on Dick's shoulder. He loved music with Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and the Bee Gees among his favorites. His most special times were holidays. Christmas at Grampy's (or Bamp's), Fourth of July lamb barbecues, and a Thanksgiving table surrounded by family, his pride and joy, are cherished memories.
He had great civic pride in his community having served on the East Millinocket School Committee, and he always delighted in the accomplishments of anyone who hailed from his hometown. He will be profoundly missed, but the family is so grateful for having him for as long as we did and for the values he modeled of generosity, kindness, and love. Dick's highest compliment to anyone was "he's a good boy" or "she's a good girl." He himself was the epitome of a good man. The very best. The family would like to thank the staff at Ross Manor for their compassionate care of Dad over these past weeks.
Per Dick's wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be in the East Millinocket Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are by Lamson Funeral Home, East Millinocket. Messages of condolence may be expressed at
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John McAvoy and Daughter Elyse
Aug 29, 2019
Sending our condolences and prayers to the Osgood family during this difficult time of loss.

With love and God Bless!
Gregory Tanous
Aug 25, 2019
To the family of Richard Osgood
I'm very sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He was a wonderful man. I will miss his sense of humor.
Angela Thibodeau
Aug 25, 2019
Gally and sorry to hear of Dick's passing. I have great memories of being young and he was always so nurturing in his ways. This town has lost a great man and a big presence. He will for sure be noticeably missed. Thinking of you Gally. Have known as long as I can remember. My grandmother Stella thought the world of your family. Take care ❤
Theresa Tanous Rodriguez
Aug 24, 2019
To the Osgood Family,
I am so sorry to hear the news. Prayers are with all of you. On March 30th, I was with Susan when we stopped to see Gally and Dick. It was nice to visit. May the memories you have help you through this difficult time. God Bless you all . Theresa
Susan Page Habeeb
Aug 22, 2019
To all the Osgood Family, please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. I was fortunate to visit with Dick and Gally on March 30th of this year. It was so nice to see them! They will always have a special place in my heart. I pray for your hearts to heal as you all adjust to his absence in your lives. Hold tight to precious memories and may they sustain you. With love, Susan
Seth Whitmer
Aug 22, 2019
I am so sadden to hear the loss of Dick, he was amazing man, father, brother, friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to Gally and family during this difficult time. I am sure he is watching over everyone this very moment. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
Cecile and Claude Martin
Aug 21, 2019
Dearest Stephanie and Osgood family,

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dad, a man so loved and admired by so many. The wonderful family he leaves behind is witness to his good, honest character and the deep love and devotion that he shared so freely. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time of loss. Cecile and Claude Martin
Lynn and Rick Somers
Aug 20, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss! Dick was always such a nice man and neighbor. Our most sincere condolences to Gally and all of the Osgood family. You're all in our thoughts and prayers.
Kelley Michaud
Aug 20, 2019
Very sorry to hear this news. He was such a kind man. He always had a sparkle in his eyes when talking about his family.
Mark Collinsworth
Aug 20, 2019
My sincerest condolences to 'Dicks' family. May you find peace and comfort knowing he lived a full life, touching countless others in a meaningful way, over and over...
Anna McDunnah
Aug 20, 2019
Dear Gally & Family, praying for you at this time of sorrow, so sorry for you loss of Dick. I am heartbroken and saddened for you. Dick was such a nice man in all respects, so glad you had those precious years togerher. Sending Love & caring thoughts. God Bless you & Family.
John Rouleau jr
Aug 20, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Osgood family and thank you for your service sir. What a great guy he was.
Carol Vinson Sarantakos
Aug 20, 2019
Our family has so many dear memories of Dick. He and my father spent a lot of time together fishing, hunting, and playing horseshoes. My children, especially, remember him with fondness. Our condolences to Gally and the entire Osgood family. You are in our hearts and in our prayers.
Ron and Barbara Waite
Aug 20, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing . He was a devoted father and grandfather and husband to some very special people in our lives. We are praying for you all and have you all in our thoughts and memories.
Anita Osgood Duerr
Aug 20, 2019
Condolences to the family. He was a good cousin. I will miss him.
Andy, Dody & Robin Runnells
Aug 20, 2019
We are sorry to here of the passing of Mr. Osgood. We will keep your family in prayer during this difficult time. God Bless your entire family.
Class of 74
Aug 20, 2019
Stephanie, we the class of 74 send our condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.
love and prayers
Sheila & Jay Hamlin
Aug 20, 2019
To the Osgood Family,we are very sorry for your loss.
Martha Haven
Aug 19, 2019
I’m so deeply sorry to hear of Dicks passing! I just loved him! We would joke every time we saw each other I would call him Commissioner and he would laugh! RIIP my friend!
Michelle ( Mikey) Stanley
Aug 19, 2019
So sorry , thinking of you all.. Was always a gentleman when I saw him in the Hamlet.
Tammy Morris
Aug 19, 2019
Ibonly known Dick for a short time.However, with that said I could tell right away that he was such a wonderful man. I also want to say that his entire family was what one would call True Love. The amount of love and sincere dedication this family shown through out these past few weeks was amazing.You didnt have to know Dick for years it only took a few minutes to feel all the love this family had for one another. I was honored and proud to be able to know Dick and his family for the time I did.My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
Arlene Tanous-McCracken
Aug 19, 2019
To the entire Osgood family, So sorry to hear of your Dad passing. . No matter the time or reason, it is so very hard to say goodbye to a parent. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, God bless, Arlene
Aug 19, 2019