RUMFORD — Eric N. “Ric” Richard, 46, died Thursday, Nov. 10, in Rumford. He was a resident of Cedar Lane in Rumford.

He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., Jan. 22, 1965, a son of George and Eileen Richard. He graduated from Rumford High School, Class of 1983. He was an administrative officer for the Rumford Police Department.

Ric was an avid musician, a trait that he got from his father and was also an avid ball player. To Steve and Nicholas, he was the dad that he didn’t have to be.

He was married at Concord Pond on June 25, 2005 to Tamera Sorensen, who survives of Rumford. Other survivors include his two sons, Steven Smith of Rumford and Cpl. Nicholas Smith, U.S. Marine Corps and his wife, Megan, of Rumford; his parents, George and Eileen Richard of Peru, Neil and Susan Sorensen of Peru and Marilyn Sorensen in Heaven; brothers, Mark D. Richard of Rumford, Neil F. Sorensen of Rumford, Scotty Blaisdell of Dixfield and Todd Greig of Peru; sisters, Tracy Blasidell of Dixfield, Tricia Greig of Peru and Heather Sorensen of Rumford; his longest, best friend, Randy DeRoche and his large extended family.

Friends and relatives are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at

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