Richard E. Jensen, 88

Richard Jensen

Richard Jensen

NAPLES — Richard E. Jensen, 88, died on June 11, 2016, at his home in Naples, surrounded by his family.

He was born in South Portland, on Sept. 14, 1927, the son of Julius and Estrid Jensen.

Richard grew up in South Portland and graduated from South Portland High School in 1945. On April 2, 1955, Richard married Beverly Smith, and together they raised their five children. For a career, Richard did a little bit of everything, working for Oak-hurst Dairy, Aubuchon Hardware, the Brunswick Naval Air Base, and the Reece Corp. Richard was also a volunteer firefighter for many years in East Windham, and was a member of the Lions Club of Naples, Casco and Raymond. Richard loved to travel, going to places like his time share in North Conway, to Boothbay to see the tall ships, or one of his spontaneous trips he took with Beverly for a few days — he enjoyed it all. He also enjoyed candlepin bowling, spending time with his siblings on Raymond Pond, and going out for a good meal.

Richard is survived by his two sons, Richard Graves and his partner Ethyl Potvin of Mechanic Falls, and Dana Jensen and wife Linda of Windham; three daughters, Karen Thompson and husband John of Naples, Lori Jensen of Bridgton, and Lynne Jordan of Casco; 13 grandchildren, Tyler and Tracy Graves, David, Christian, April, and Garth Thompson, Michael and Samantha Jensen, Nadine Glass, Sara Jensen, Jason and Nathan Jordan, and Jordan Perry; 14 great-grandchildren, Chase and Brandon Graves, Amelia Poulin, Dominic Rodrigue, Gabriel Glass, Nicholas and Jack Thompson, Nathaniel, Anthony, and Tiffany Nadeau, Taale Thompson, and Madison, Mason, and Colby Jordan; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Jensen of Fla.; sister, Shirley Irene Bragg of Westbrook; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Beverly; brothers, Earl, Elmer, Walter and Edward Jensen; and sisters, Edna Morrisey, Louise Kennedy and Shirley Bragg.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 17, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. A period of visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Smith Cemetery, Rte. 202, Windham. To express condolences and to participate in Richard’s online tribute, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

Memorial donations in Richard’s honor may be made to Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice, 14 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.

 

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