JAY — Richard D. Moulton, “Gramps,” 78, of Jay went home to the Lord, Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. He was the husband of the late Virginia (Plaisted) Moulton, whom he married in November 1959.

He was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Biddeford, a son of Aretas Henry and Maybelle Jane (Cushman) Moulton. His family moved from Kennebunk to New Sharon when Richard was in high school. He graduated from New Sharon High School and was a member of the basketball and track teams.

Following high school he joined the U.S. Army Reserves, then pursued a career in carpentry and construction. He finished his career in the trades with Cianbro Corp., giving over 20 years before retiring in 2006. Toward the end of his Cianbro career, he was instrumental in developing and implementing a new employee training program that is still in use today.

Known by all as “Gramps,” he was very social and enjoyed engaging all the people he came in contact with. All who knew him best described his character as creative, humorous, adventurous and an honorable man. During his prior fight with cancer, he realized how important relationships were with family, friends and even strangers. As a generous, kind and humble-hearted person, he always seemed to bring out the best in people.

He is loved by his six surviving children: Barbara Lemmons and her husband, Jay, of Clovis, N.M.; Deborah Ellingwood and her husband, Paul, of Tyler, Texas; Richard D. Moulton Jr. and his wife, Shari, of Lakeland, Fla.; Katheline Pugh of South Park, Pa.; BJ Moulton and her husband, Christopher Shaffer, of Kennebunkport; and Roberta Dalot and her husband, Alvin, of Brunswick. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson, and he was awaiting the birth of identical twin great-great-grandsons; and his brother, Robert Moulton, of Brunswick.

He was predeceased by his wife in 2016; their infant son, John Arthur Moulton, in 1961; son-in-law, Robert Pugh, in 2013; and older sister, Estelle Ducharme.

His family invites you to share memories and condolences on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Public graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Lakeview Cemetery, Wilton. Following a graveside service, all are invited to a reception at Gramps’ home. In lieu of flowers, remembrance gifts may be given to either the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or to Habitat for Humanity, 24 Silver St., Waterville, ME 04901. Service arrangements are in the care of the Wiles Remembrance Center, Adams-MacFarlane Chapel, 137 Farmington Falls Road, (Routes 2 and 27), Farmington.

Richard D. Moulton

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