Jan Marie Richardson, 43, of Rockport died unexpectedly Saturday, March 3, 2012, while snowmobiling in North Appleton. Born in Camden on July 10, 1968, she was the daughter of Robert H. and Laura A. (Erskine) Richardson. A 1986 graduate of Camden-Rockport High School, Jan has resided in Lincolnville, Hope, Searsmont and Rockport.

Jan had previously been employed at MBNA, the Lincolnville General Store, Su Casa Mexican Restaurant in Rockport, and as a private housekeeper. She was currently working at West Street Market on Route 90 in Rockport where she was responsible for opening the store, ordering and cooking. She loved country music and rock ‘n’ roll, four-wheeling, golfing, bowling, and camping. During the summer months, Jan enjoyed her position as catcher for the Maine Cat softball team in the co-ed league in Camden. She led by example not only through her athletic ability, but also through her team spirit.

Jan was known for turning life’s challenges into opportunities, and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. She was not afraid to accept responsibility or leadership when necessary to accomplish things.

Jan will be remembered for her strong work ethic, outgoing personality, and her love of family. She will be greatly missed by her family and a multitude of close friends and acquaintances.

Surviving is her fiancé, Rodney B. Berry; their son, Joshua Berry, both of Rockport; her parents, Robert H. Richardson Sr., and his wife, Ann, of Dexter and Laura Richardson of Belfast; two grandmothers, Viola Richardson of Hope and Ruth Sherwood of Belfast; two sisters, Lori Rich and her family of Richmond, R.I., and Julie Farrar and her family of Belfast; two brothers, David Richardson and his wife, Debra, of Unity and Robert H. Richardson Jr. and his wife, Sonja, of Belfast; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is also survived by her fiance’s family, whom she thought of as her own, Bea Grant and her husband, Bowman “Boze,” Debbie Lermond and Dwight Mahoney, Alan Berry and Kim Cunningham, and Shawn and April Berry and their families; and a special grandmother, Martha Nash.

Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden.

Contributions may be made in Jan’s memory to the Jan M. Richardson Memorial Fund, c/o Camden National Bank, P.O. Box 310, Camden, ME 04843. Condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Richardson family by visiting their book of memories at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com.