Richard A. Roakes, 80

Richard Roakes

NORWAY — Richard A. Roakes, 80, of Norway, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation.

He was born in Lewiston on Feb. 2, 1937 the son of George A. and Lucile Amy Bates Roakes. He attended the Perkins Ridge School in Auburn and enjoyed their reunions over the years. He was a truck driver and a heavy equipment operator. He owned a truck garage for a number of years. He had been road foreman for the Town of Sweden and later worked for T-Buck installing cell phone towers in Berlin, N.H.

He is survived by his children, Bobby Roakes of Ossipee, N.H., Don Roakes of Otisfield, Suzann Powell of Liberty, S.C., and Larry Roakes of Otisfield; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; his sister, Dorothy Smith of Oxford; his brother, Don Roakes of Bridgton; his sister, Shirley Roakes of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews; as well as many extended family members.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at

A memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 45 Main Street, South Paris, with interment following at Brookvale Cemetery in Auburn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Rd., Fryeburg, ME 04037.

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