Richard Harrington

Richard Edward Harrington

1938 - 2024

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Richard Edward Harrington, 85 of Waterville went to be with the love of his life, Joanne on May 28, 2024.

Born in Gardiner on July 5, 1938, the son of Byron and Clara Harrington. Richard worked at the Lipman Poultry Plant as a young newlywed. He found his career in the plumbing and heating field working for various companies including Thayer Hospital doing commercial and residential work. In the late 70’s he started Dick’s Plumbing and Heating which he owned until his retirement.

Richard loved hot rod cars with big engines and loud exhausts systems. He had plenty of stories to tell about growing up in Chelsea and the cars that he had. Richard was known by several different nicknames by people that he worked with, such as; Dick, Dicky, Papa Smurf, Smiley and Grump by his grandchildren. Richard and Joanne loved to go on bus trips to various cities with different casinos. They also enjoyed going camping, doing a little brook fishing, going out to events to dance the night away, playing cards on a Saturday night with Kerwin and Rose, and spoiling their beagle Puppy. In retirement they enjoyed going for rides and eating out. One of their favorite places was Wasses. Most of all, they loved spending time with family near and far. Richard will be remembered as a hard working man with a deep sense of family values. He was predeceased by his wife, Joanne (Keller); sister, Pauline; brother, Byron Jr. and his parents.

Richard is survived by his daughters, Diana (Dwain) McKenney, Holly (Skip) Lemar, Tara Harrington (Peter Howard). Grandchildren, Hillary (Rob) Turner, Tory (JJ) Winters, Haley (Chris) Cromwell, Nathaniel and Nicholas Howard, and seven great-grandchildren. His brother Paul, brother in-law Michael and sister in-law Mary Keller as well as many nieces and nephews. For anyone wishing to honor Richard, his daughters will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 30th, from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., at the Sheepscot Fish and Game Clubhouse Route 3, Palermo.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to an animal shelter of your choice.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Beacon House Hospice for their attentive and compassionate care given to Dad in his final days.

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