Richard Carson - age: 85
(October 12, 1932 to December 20, 2017
Friends and relatives may call at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton on Saturday December 30, 2017 from 1pm to 4 pm. Visiting hours will conclude with US Army Honors. A spring burial will be held at South Buxton Cemetery, Woodman section, Saturday July 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM where Skip will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Ursula.
Portland. Richard S. “Skip” Carson, 85 passed peacefully on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his residence on Allen Avenue. Skip was born in Portland on October 12, 1932 to parents Rita Carson and James DiFillipo. He graduated from Portland High School. He then served in the US Army during the Korean conflict. After service to his country he worked as a fork lift operator for the Portland Company on Commercial Street. He then worked at B&M Baked Beans company as a maintenance technician until his retirement. He was an active member at Portland VFW Hall, the American Legion, and the Italian Heritage Club.
Skip met, fell in love with and married Ursula Ricci of Portland. He quickly became a son and brother to the Ricci family who loved him very much. Together they bought their beautiful country home and longtime residence on Bear Hill Road in Hollis. Skip immensely enjoyed the food that Ursula grew in her garden and cooked for the family. He was an avid swimmer and maintained their back-yard pool in which he swam almost every day. Many family gatherings were enjoyed at their Hollis home.
Skip is predeceased by his brothers John “Jackie “Napolitano and Joseph “Buddy” Napolitano both of Portland as well as his wife Ursula in 2004.
He is survived by his 3 sons, Richard Carson Jr. of Florida, Joseph Carson of Hollis, and Michael Carson of Buxton and by his brother, Peter “Scotty” Napolitano of Portland. Skip had a very special place in his heart for each of his 5 grandchildren: Jordan, Jamie, Samantha, Sheri, and Tony as well as 3 great-grandchildren. He always had sodas and candy bars stocked and ready for them.