Richard Smith

Richard Smith

1943 - 2023

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Richard “Dick” F. Smith 80, of Damariscotta passed away on July 22, 2023, at Maine General in Augusta after a brief illness.


Richard was born on January 27, 1943, to Goldie and was later adopted by William Smith. Dick graduated from Hartford Key High School in Connecticut. He went to the Culinary Institute of America in New Haven, CT, and was a Chef his entire life.


Richard is survived by his wife of 43 years Dorothy of Round Pond; son Mark Smith of Vermont and wife Suzanne; his daughter Kim Poirier, and husband Michael of New Hampshire; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


He was a wonderful cook and his wife’s family always enjoyed going to their home for a meal that he prepared. Richard collected stamps and coins throughout his life. He enjoyed hunting in his younger years but turned his rifle in for a camera. Some of his other favorite pastimes were taking pictures and gardening.

He married Dorothy in 1980 and they spent some of their life in Vermont and many years in Damariscotta.

A graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery Annex 2 in Damariscotta on August 16, 2023, at 11 am.


Arrangements are under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine in Belfast.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at




Graveside service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Hillside Cemetery
Church St.
Damariscotta, Maine, United States
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1943 - 2023

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