Richard Staples

Obituary of Richard Adam Staples

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Richard Adam Staples, 60 of Palermo and Thomaston Maine passed away on February 23, 2024 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta.  Richard was born March 27, 1963, the son of Warren Sr. and Thelma (Fuller) Staples.


Richard grew up in Palermo, attended Palermo Consolidate School, Gardiner Area High School, and graduated from Erskine Academy in South China.  He worked many jobs, the last 20 years he was a caregiver to his nephew, until he couldn’t do it anymore.


Richard is predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Basil, Warren and Joseph and his wife Sharon; his sisters Norma Staples and Louise Keane; brother-in-law Andrew (Steve) O’Brien; and sister-in-law Jean Staples.  Surviving are his loving daughter Kayla Lilly and her 2 children, Dakota Carter and Brooke Doucette of Old Town; his 6 brothers, Forrest, James (Red), Rhama and Ephraim of Palermo, Larry of Thomaston, Henry and his wife Linda of Caribou; 3 sisters, Grace O’Brien of Palermo, Ann Bako and her husband Peter of Weeks Mills, and Martha Staples and her companion Barry Swift of Somerville; brother-in-law Steve Keane of Georgetown; sister-in-law Glanis Staples of Palermo and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


A Celebration of his life will be held on June 22, 2024, 3:00 pm at his home on the Colby Road in Palermo. 

A Memorial Tree was planted for Richard
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation of Maine
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Richard Staples

1963 - 2024

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