Thomas R. Richardson

Fryeburg — Thomas Robert Richardson passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 26, 1947, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Richardson of Denmark, Maine. He attended local schools and graduated from Potter Academy High School in 1966. Thomas spent two years in the army and then came home to a career of driving tractor trailer trucks for different companies: Merrill Transport, United Freightways, Gerald Davis, John Khiel, Middlesex, and C.W. Rogers, around Maine and lastly Florida. He retired two years ago.

He loved the outdoors and going "upta" camp in northern Maine, where he hunted and fished with his family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the Denmark Fire Department, a member of the Lions Club, and coached Little League.

He is survived by his sister, Kathy Lord of Denmark; his brother, Ken Richardson of Denmark; sons Kenneth Richardson of Fryeburg, Dale Robinson of Auburn, and Eric Mickelson of Conn.; one niece and nephew; two great-nieces; three grandchildren; and stepfather, Roger Bucknell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Denmark Fire Department, P.O. Box 109, Denmark, ME 04022. A memorial service was held at the Denmark Congregational Church. Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home, Fryeburg, Maine. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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