Richard D. Libby, 69
FRYEBURG — Richard D. “Rick” Libby, 69, of Fryeburg passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Bridgton Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Richard was born in Portland on Dec. 24, 1946, a son of Richard I. and Phyllis G. Wambolt Libby and attended South Portland schools and the University of Southern Maine.
Rick worked as an electrician for most of his life and had worked at Aladdin Electric in Portland, which did all the electrical work around the Exchange Street and Congress Street areas for two very exceptional people, Mr. Bob Monks and Mr. Howard Goldenfarb. He was very good at service work and was loved by everyone he met. He was especially skilled at working in existing buildings, figuring out how they were built and finding a way to get the job done using his knowledge. Because of this, he became especially valuable in landmark buildings, such as 477 Congress Street (Time and Temperature building), where he seldom missed his 9 a.m. coffee at the Village Green Coffee Shop located inside. Rick was also sought after and hired by several other large and well-known companies like Mancini, Atlantic Coast and Boulos Electric and trained many electrician helpers. He was a member of the IBEW local #567 electrical workers union.
Rick married Marguerite Barras White on July 15, 1989. He was a member of the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church in Fryeburg. Rick loved old cars, tractors and animals, especially dogs. He adopted many pets in his lifetime.
He is survived by his wife, Marge of Fryeburg; three brothers, Craig Libby of Gorham, Jeffrey Libby of Holiday, Fla. and Kent Libby of San Diego, Calif.; three nieces and four nephews; in addition to several cousins, grand nieces and nephews; a stepdaughter, Leanne Gagne of Dixfield; a stepson, Richard White of Rangeley; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Wood Funeral Home, 9 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Bradley Memorial United Methodist Church in Fryeburg. Burial will follow at the Bemis Cemetery.
If desired, donations in Rick’s memory may be made to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, 1389 Bridgton Rd, Fryeburg, ME 04037.