Ovide V. Richard Sr., 74

O ovide richardWEST BALDWIN — Ovide V. Richard Sr., 74, of West Baldwin, formerly of Windham and Westbrook, died on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

He was born in Westbrook on May 19, 1939, the son of late Donat and Evangeline (LeBlanc) Richard.

Mr. Richard attended Westbrook schools and lived in Westbrook until 1964. He married Edna M. Parker and started his working career. He worked for Dana Warp Mills from 1956–1957, Sebago Moc from 1958–1961 and S.D. Warren from 1961–1998, retiring in 1998.

Mr. Richard participated in a bowling league from 1956 to 1965. He enjoyed umpiring and coaching for 15 years. Ovide also loved country music and traveling. He also enjoyed driving. He drove to all lower 48 states from 2005–2012. Ovide has most recently lived in West Baldwin since 2005.

He shared 32 years of marriage with the late Edna M. (Parker) Richard, who died in 1996. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son, Mark Richard in 1989; and by his siblings, Rita, Venita, Arthur, Robert, Rene, Roger Richard, Dorila Richard Galipeau and Lorraine Richard LeBlanc.

Surviving family include a son, Ovide “Buddy” V. Richard Jr.; a daughter, Julie A. McIntire; four grandchildren; and siblings, Alfred Richard, Jeannette Richard Swett and Yvonne Richard Spizuoco. Ovide is also survived by his fiancée of many years, Virginia Norton.

Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a public graveside service on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at 9:30 a.m., at the Mayberry Cemetery, Park Road, Windham. Immediately following there will be a celebration of his life at the White Rock Community Club, 34 Wilson Road, Gorham. For online condolences, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

 

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