Emile J. Richard

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LIVERMORE FALLS – Emile J. Richard, 74, a resident of Monroe Street, Livermore Falls, died early Saturday, Jan. 13, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Jay, the son of Edouard and Marguerite Richard. He was a graduate of Livermore Falls High School, where he participated in football, baseball and basketball, and his senior year they were state champions in football for their division. After high school, he played baseball for the Livermore Falls Shuy Indians.

On Aug. 30, 1952, he married Joyce Fuller at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves for 13 years. He worked for International Paper Co. at the Otis and Androscoggin Mills in Jay and Bath Iron Works in Bath, retiring in 1997.

After his retirement, he worked part-time at Finley Funeral Home and was always willing to do whatever he could to help out.

He was very devoted to his family and his love for them was immeasurable. He went to all the activities of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed helping with beano at the Knights of Columbus Hall, spending the summers at their camp on Round Pound, walking with his dogs and keeping busy.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree, a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, a eucharistic minister and a past commander of the Amvets Post 33.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce of Livermore Falls; three daughters, Pamela Martin, and her husband, Randy, of Leeds, Diane Richard, and her companion, Daniel Barker, of Livermore Falls and Jennifer Souther, and her husband, John, of Mississauga, Canada; five sons, Denis Richard of Livermore, Donald Richard of Hartford, Bruce Richard of Livermore Falls, David Richard, and his wife, Doreen, of Livermore and Peter Richard, and his wife, Laura, of Honeoye, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, Sarah Clark, Rachel and Luke Merriam, Robin Turner, Lindsay, Jacob, Jason, Valen, Tricia, Drew, Madeline and Meaghan Richard, Ian Souther and Carrie Cyr; six great-grandchildren, Wyatt Clark, Jacob Richard Jr., Samantha Laverdure, Daielle Logan and Sam and Collin Cyr; a sister, Theresa Bonney, her husband, Clarence, of Minot; a brother, Gerard “Zeke” Richard, and his wife, Annette, of Jay; brothers-in-law, Francis Fuller, and his wife, Margaret, Melvin Fuller, and his wife, Barbara, Norman Fuller, and his wife, Charlotte and Alfred Fuller, and his wife, Judy; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Claudia Gilbert and Annette Richard; and a brother, Donald Richard.

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