Richard D. McGoldrick

DENMARK, MAINE — Richard Deane McGoldrick was born in Boston May 12, 1928 to Bernard Francis and Gertrude (Deane) McGoldrick, and passed away peacefully at home on October 3, 2010 after a long battle with esophageal cancer.

He lived in Quincy, Mass. and Centerville, Mass., attended Thayerlands Academy and Cranwell Prep in Mass., and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Business Administration degree in 1950. He was in the Navy program at UND and was discharged from the Navy in 1954 as a LTJG. He worked in the food business during most of his career, as well as being active in community theater, a member of SAG and AFTRA, was seen in major movies and made-for-TV movies, performed in many industrial films, as well as doing a lot of modeling while he was living in the Boston area.

He was married to Marcia O’Keeffe in 1951. They had four children: Bernard Francis, Mary Marcia, Richard Deane Jr., and Michael Arthur and resided in Wellesley, Mass. In 1977 Dick was one in a cadre of men who opened a halfway house known as Answer House, supported their fundraising efforts and realized the eventual addition of Sullivan House, both in South Boston. Dick was an avid golfer, played in many tournaments, and in 1973 was president of Woodlands Country Club in Newton, Mass.
Dick moved to Maine in 1984 where he operated Old Port Yacht Sales in Portland. Here he met his loving wife, Marilyn. Together they enjoyed sailing the Maine coast as well as “going south” and cruising the Caribbean. They also journeyed on many extended motor home trip adventures around the country. Dick moved to Denmark, Maine in 1985, sold his food brokerage company, and started new careers, which included becoming an EMT II, a Constable, an Animal Control Officer (in 10 towns), a Substance Abuse Counselor, a Domestic Violence facilitator, a Bail Commissioner, President of Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, and was again active in community theater. He was very proud of having served his country throughout his adult life, was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the U.S. Secretary of Defense for his service, and was recently honored by the Maine Base Submarine Veterans. In 2001 he received the Family Crisis Services Criminal Justice Award. Dick was a member of the Harrison American Legion Post, a one-time member of the Bridgton Lions, and a member of the Maine Base Sub-Vets.

Dick was predeceased by his Mother (1937), his Father (1949), his sister Barbara McGoldrick Fulham (1993), and his stepson, Brian Forbes (1999). He is survived by his wife Marilyn of Denmark, his children Bernie, wife Marge and granddaughter Kelly of Chester N.Y.; Mary and daughter Devin Arey of Brookline, Mass.; Deane of Wellesley, Mass.; Michael, wife Wendy and daughter Amanda of Natick, Mass. Also stepdaughtersAlyson (Mrs. Barry) Smith and daughter Abby of Harrison; Deanna (Mrs. David) Kelly of Fryeburg, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be on Friday evening, Oct. 8 from 6–8 p.m. at
Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street in Bridgton. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Bridgton on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m., Fr. Joseph Daniels officiating. Interment in the Gilman Cemetery in Denmark will follow the Mass. Dick was a champion for numerous causes. If you wish, please make a donation in Dick’s name to the charity of your choice.

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