Richard L. Libby, 80

Richard Libby

Richard Libby

BRUNSWICK — Richard L. Libby, 80, of Lisbon Road, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at Mid Coast Hospital.

He was born in Pownal on Oct. 24, 1934, the son of Fred and Mabel Cass Libby. He lived most of his younger years in Standish and attended Standish schools. He married Charlene Washburn in Brunswick on March 21, 1986.

Richard worked for many years at Eastland Shoe Manufacturing in Freeport and after retiring was employed in the Brunswick Hannaford store.

A farmer at heart, he enjoyed working in his shop and his gardens. He always said, “If I can get my hands in dirt, I’ll never go hungry.”

He is survived by his wife, Charlene of Brunswick; a son, Stephen Libby of Kennebunk; two daughters, Karen Goodwin of Lewiston and Kim Libby of South Portland; three stepsons, Robert Washburn of Durham, Steven Washburn of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Andrew Washburn of Brunswick; two sisters, June Rodriguez of Whitefield and Evelyn Marquis of Freeport; two brothers, Clifford Libby of Hiram and Melvin Libby of Windham; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Wednesday at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. For those unable to attend, condolences to the family may be posted and a “Tribute” of his life viewed at

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