Richard E. Adams, 1949 - 2015 

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Richard E. Adams, 66, of 9 Sycamore Drive, Norway, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, following a long illness. Born in Portland on March 1, 1949, he was the son of Richard C. and Barbara Johnson Adams. Educated in Maine schools, he went into the Marine Corps in 1967, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. Following his discharge in 1970, he returned to Maine and worked for Scarborough Downs Race Track until 1977, and from 1984 until 1996 he worked at State Wide Cleaning Service in Raymond. On March 1st, 1984, He married the former Patricia McNelly. A member of the American Legion, Post #112, he enjoyed camping, loved cars, and had an extensive collection of die-cast models. His greatest joy came from time spent with his grandchildren. Besides his loving wife of Norway, he is survived by five sons; Edward McNelly and wife Angela of Oxford, Richard, Randy, and Andrew Adams, all of Roseburg, OR, and Daniel and wife Kristina of Auburn, a daughter, Allison Auger Haskell and husband Micheal of Oxford, three brothers; Ronald and wife Kathy of Naples, Philip and wife Sherry of Raymond, and Robert and wife Karen of Scarborough, five sisters; Pamela and husband Al Beard of Pasadena, CA, Barbara and husband Wayne Burette of Niceville, FL, Lue and husband Mike Chevarie of Portland, Paula and husband Kippy Merril of Portland, and Beth-Ann Hurd, and several grandchildren, including Nicholas and Megan McNelly, Breahna and husband Devin Vance, Hailey Haskell, and Dreyvin, Dillon, and Laura Adams.

Funeral Notice

ADAMS, Richard, 66, of Norway, died in Norway on April 4, 2015. A celebration of Richard’s life will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 71 Webberbrook Road, Oxford, Maine, at 1PM. Interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. 

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