LEWISTON — Leo N. Richard, 62, of Lewiston, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Lewiston, Feb. 13, 1948, the son of the late Ralph J. and Annette (Ayotte) Richard. He attended local schools, graduating from Lewiston High School in 1967.

In December 1967, Leo enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served a tour of duty in Vietnam. In August 1969, Leo married the love of his life, Georgette (Guerin). Together they worked and raised their family in Lewiston. Leo was employed by the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement in 2005.

He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, The VFW, The Elks and The DAV. He was an avid supporter of high school athletics, especially St. Dom’s, where his sons played and his grandsons now play. He was glad he had the opportunity to attend the St. Dom’s – Lewiston Hockey game this past Saturday to watch his grandson play.

He was a proud supporter of the Lewiston Maineiacs since their opening season. Leo also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his sons, and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved so much.

Leo is survived by his wife of 41 years, Georgette Richard; two sons and their families, Lucien and Christine of Turner and their sons, Michael and Nathan and Steven and Nicole of Enfield and their children, Jacob and Melissa; one daughter, Rebecca and Aaron Buckley of Lewiston and their children, William and Courtney Desmarais and Elizabeth Buckley; seven brothers, Brother Irenee OP, Fernand and his wife, Joanne, Donald, Philippe and his wife, Muriel, Louis and his wife, Stella, Gerard and his wife, Louise and Robert and his wife, June; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Leo was predeceased by a brother, Gilbert; his mother and father-in-law, Lucien and Alma Guerin; and his brother-in-law, Mike Guerin.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Richard family by visiting their guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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