Richard E. Carr, 71
Richard E. "Richie" Carr, 71, of Palermo, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends at Togus VA Medical Center, Augusta, on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Richie was the son of Robert Carr and Helen J. (Drew) Kaufman. Born June 15, 1941 in Easton, Mass., he was raised in Rockland, Mass. He attended Rockland High School before joining the Marine Corps, where he proudly served with G. Co. 2nd Battalion 5th Marines until his honorable discharge in 1961.
He moved to Maine in 1986, where he pursued his favorite pastimes of hunting, ice fishing, hiking, riding his bicycle and traveling the countryside with his devoted canine friend, Gershwin. In recent years he spent time communicating with his many online friends, who knew him as Dragonfly. He was a member of American Legion Post #163 of Palermo. He was also a 32nd degree Mason.
He was predeceased by a sister, Jerillyan Yannone, of Halifax, Mass.
Richard leaves behind his loving wife, Peggy McBrien; his three beautiful daughters, Rachel Kulick and her husband, Tim, of Aurora, Colo., Alicia Power and her husband, Mitch, of Heber City, Utah, Sarah Austin and her husband, Jason, of Farmingdale and their mother, Priscilla (Ahearn) Carr; Peggy’s children, Joshua Grant, Holly Grant and her partner. Zak Shorty, James Glendenning and his girlfriend, Nikol Duguay; 12 grandchildren, Will, Andrew and Clara Kulick, Gavin and Maeve Power, and Owen and Eben Austin, Sierra and Sydney Grant, Zachary, Drake and Nathan; his sisters, Betsy Fitzpatrick and her husband, Tom, of Naples, Fla., Barbara Ingalls and her husband, Norm, of Plympton, Mass., and Judith Carr and her partner, Joe Drew, of Halifax, Mass., as well as many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his loving family, he leaves his devoted friends, Randy and Diane Stadelbauer of Palermo and Dick and Gloria Werth of Taylor, Mich.
Memorial services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at 1865 Hostile Valley Road, Palermo.
Arrangements are with Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered at www.ripostafh.com.