Obituary of Adelbert Winfield Richardson
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Adelbert “Del” Winfield Richardson, 83, of Dyer’s Cove on Great Island in Harpswell passed away after a long and fulfilling life on July 14, 2009 following a brief illness. He was surrounded by loving family. Del was born to Warren and Irene (Pinkham) Richardson on January 27, 1926. Del spent his entire life on, or near, the ocean as a true Maine fisherman. Among other jobs, he was a lobsterman, a tuna fisherman, and a charter boat captain. When he was young, he attended school on Bailey Island and cared for his maternal grandmother. He served in the U.S. Army as an infantryman in the 1940’s. He loved hunting, sports fishing, playing horseshoes, listening to and playing country music, telling stories, playing cards, and spending time with his family. Del had a talent for making friends with everyone he met; people knew him wherever he went. He was predeceased by: his parents; his loving wife, Geraldine (Rankins) Richardson of Dyer’s Cove; daughter, Irene (Richardson)Brown of Auburn; daughter-in-law, Doreen (White) Richardson of Brunswick; and daughter, Denise (Tisdale) Pinkham of Arrowsic. He is survived by: loving companion, Anita Violette of Harpswell; a brother, Arthur Richardson of Boothbay; a sister, Mary (Richardson) Paquin of Bath; sons, Rodney Richardson of Brunswick; Adelbert “Squeak” Richardson and wife, Gail, of Brunswick; Nye Richardson of Bailey Island; and Greg Tisdale and wife, Jenny, of Dyer’s Cove on Great Island; daughters, Deborah (Tisdale) Viens and husband, Brian, of Augusta; and Lillian (Violette) Kelley and husband, George, of Canaan and her brother, Linwood Violette and wife, Ruth, of Hartland; and his former wife, Leoline (Moody) Morgan; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many other family members, and friends. As Del requested, his life will be celebrated with a personal memorial gathering at his home on Dyer’s Cove at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cundy’s Harbor Volunteer Fire Department (CHVFD) at 907 Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, Maine 04079. Online condolences may be made at www.directcremationofmaine.com.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Adelbert Richardson, please visit our Tree Store
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