AUBURN – Gail L. Richards, 84, of Auburn, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 with her loving family by her side, following a long courageous battle with dementia.

She was born in Lewiston, on Sept. 5, 1934, the daughter of the late, Guy and Drucilla (Durant) Jackson, and had been a resident of this community all of her life.

She was educated in Auburn schools and was a graduate of Edward Little High School, Class of 1952.

She married Robert Richards in July of 1952, and he died on Dec. 13, 1972.

She was employed at Central Maine Medical Center as a manager in the Medical Records Department for many years, until her retirement in 1999. Following her retirement, she became a caregiver for her mother-in-law, Dorothy Richards, and also her father, until their passing.

Gail was an avid bowler. She enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom were the light of her life.

She is survived by four daughters, Bobbie Richards and her partner, Gil Carrier of Greene, Sue Charron and her husband, Dan of Lewiston, Joan Lufkin and her husband, Michael of Lewiston and Deb Turcotte and her husband, Tim of Auburn, one son, Timothy Richards and his wife, Anita of Auburn; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way, due in January,

Besides her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Kaye Jackson.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Clover Manor and a special thank you to Margaret and Alice, from the Androscoggin Home Healthcare and Hospice.

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Funeral services honoring Gail’s life will be celebrated on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home with Reverend Peter Mars officiating. Committal services will be held later in the spring at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 12-2 p.m., prior to the service at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home 305 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway in Lewiston, 784-4023.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may make donations in Gail’s memory to the

Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice Foundation

15 Strawberry Ave.,

Lewiston, Maine 04240

or through their website at

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