Richard “Dick” E. Baillargeon

LISBON – Richard “Dick” E. Baillargeon, 80, passed away peacefully on Sept. 16, 2023, with his loving family by his side. Dick was born on May 15, 1943, the son of late Cyrille and Emma (Dufresne) Baillargeon. He married Constance “Connie” (Boisclair) on Dec. 29, 1962, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage before her passing in March of 2023.

Dick worked part time for the Sun Journal for five years and graduated from Lewiston High School class of 1962. Following graduation, he enlisted into the United States Army in June of 1962, attaining the rank of Spec. 5 as a Propeller and Rotor Mechanic while stationed in Germany with Connie from March of 1963 to May of 1965. After proudly completing his military service, he returned to the Sun Journal working 12 years in the Composing Room and 28 years as Packaging and Distribution Manager. Dick happily retired in 2005, working a total of 45 years at the Sun Journal. In addition to Dick’s military service, he served 20 years as a Town of Lisbon Volunteer Firefighter, retiring as Lieutenant in 1991. In his free time, Dick enjoyed playing the accordion and was involved in archery for many years. He also enjoyed candle pin bowling with the Sun Journal League and after retiring he joined The Seniors League plus Men’s Travel Team. He made sure his property was looking neat and was a regular blood donor from 1962 till present, having donated uncountable gallons. Above all, he deeply enjoyed the time spent with his family and was also known as “Pepere,” to his four loving grandchildren. When his grandchildren were young, Dick modified his lawn tractor to add a seat with a seat belt for his grandchildren and gave many rides around the yard or to visit the Lisbon Fire Station. Dick’s favorite time of the year was the annual camping trip to Sebago Lake State Park in Naples, Maine, a family tradition that Connie and Dick started over 60 years ago, and never missed a year. He taught all his grandchildren how to ride a bicycle on the camp roads of Sebago. He was known to pass peanut M&M’s one at a time and to share one of his favorite snacks, Cheeto’s around the campfire at night. Dick was a very patriotic person who flew an American flag at his home daily and always followed proper flag protocol which he was very proud of.

He is survived by his two daughters; Ronda Ann and husband Michael Lecompte of Lewiston; Kim Marie and husband Steve Hachey of Winthrop. Three sisters, Rachel Desgrosseilliers of Lewiston, Cecile and husband Andre Langlois of Lewiston, Anita and husband Paul Grenier of Lewiston. Brother, Leo and wife Gail of Lewiston, four grandchildren, Logan Lecompte, Marc Hachey, Lauren Lecompte and Adam Hachey, as well as many relatives and close friends. He was predeceased by his loving wife Connie as well as his friend and brother-in-law Harvey Desgrossiellers.

In honoring Dick’s wishes, there will be a time of visitation at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway in Lewiston on Monday, September 25, 2023, from 1-3 p.m., with a short service to follow.

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