Pastor Lucille B. Richard, 71

Pastor Lucille Jean Brown Richard

Pastor Lucille Jean Brown Richard

Pastor Lucille Jean Brown Richard, 71, of Bridgton, died early Friday morning, Oct. 18, 2013 after a long illness. She died at the Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn surrounded by family.

Lucille was born on Aug. 27, 1942 in Cambridge, Mass. She graduated from Lawrence High School in Massachusetts. Later in life, Lucille earned a master’s degree of Divinity from Boston University. She was ordained as a United Methodist pastor in 1988. She served as a pastor at several congregations throughout New Hampshire and Maine over the past 25 years. She was also an active member of the Tres Dias Community in Maine.

Lucille loved to spend time at Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts. She enjoyed the company of her dogs, Max and Kiera. She had a passion and talent for both painting and writing.

She leaves behind four daughters, Kathleen (Griffith) Michaels of Norway, Heather (Griffith) Chandel of Bridgton, April (Brown) Cook of Manchester, N.H. and Marina Brown of Derry, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; as well as her best friend of 55 years, Patricia Manning of Conway, N.H.

Calling hours were at Hall Funeral Home in Casco on Monday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. A celebration of her life was held Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. At the request of Lucille, attendees were asked to wear bright colors, as this was a celebration of her life.

Donations in Lucille’s name may be made to: Androscoggin Hospice House, 236 Steton St., Auburn, ME, 04210 or the American Heart Association or the Preachers’ Aid Society of New England, PO Box 3386, Plymouth, MA 02361-3386.

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