Robert Charles (Ricky) Richardson III - age: 23
(June 07, 1991 to July 01, 2014
Visiting hours will be Friday, July 11th, 1:00-3:00pm and 5:00-8:00pm at Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road Buxton, ME. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 12th at 1:00pm at the Lakeside Community Church, 1248 Sokokis Trail, North Waterboro, ME with a reception immediately following at the Limerick Fire Department, Limerick, ME. Donations in Ricky’s name can be made to the Limerick Volunteer Fire/EMS Dept., Inc., P. O. Box 195, Limerick, ME, 04048.
Robert C. (Ricky) Richardson III, 23, of Limerick, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Ricky was born June 7, 1991, in Portland, ME, to Robert Jr. and Patti (Enos) Richardson, and brother to Victoria (Katie). He enjoyed playing Lacrosse and Football, and graduated from Sacopee Valley High School in 2009. Prior to his senior year, he signed with the United States Marine Corps. In the USMC, he was a machinist and attended MOS (Military Occupational School) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, where he was recognized as the Honor Graduate earning a 94.10 GPA.
Ricky married Christina Nagle on June 5, 2010, and they settled in Sneads Ferry, NC. Over the course of his active duty, he was deployed twice to Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. Ricky achieved the rank of Corporal and oversaw the Machine and Welding Shops at Camp Leatherneck. Ricky earned many awards, most notably the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his design and fabrication of a tool used by foot patrols in the detection of IEDs. He was a firearms instructor, an expert marksman with rifles and handguns, as well as a 1st Degree Black Belt in Marine Corps Martial Arts. Upon completion of his active duty contract, he and Christina returned to Maine, with plans for their future and of building their home in Limerick.
Anyone who knew Ricky knew his love for family came before all else. Ricky was most excited about being reunited with the family he had missed so deeply. He was especially close to his sister, Katie. His love for her was evident from the minute she was born, often making a nest of blankets to lay her in so she could be right next to him as he played. Ricky had a very open and loving relationship with his mother and would do anything for her. Ricky stated on more than one occasion, the person he most respected was his father, Rick, and he tried to live up to the example Rick had set for him in life and love. Ricky was extremely loyal and caring to both his family and friends.
Immediately following his return to Limerick, Ricky was employed by D&M Well Co. He came to love not only the job, but thought of his employers as part of his family.
Ricky was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, camping, and gardening among other things. He took pride in bagging his first deer, an 8 point 183lb buck, at the age of 15. He had a fun loving and carefree spirit with an infectious laugh and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. During high school, he was a junior member of both the Limerick Volunteer Fire Department and Sacopee Rescue Squad. Upon his return to Limerick, he was quick to renew his presence with the Limerick Volunteer Fire/EMS Department, always ready to assist anyone in need. It was no surprise all those years ago when he voiced his desire to join the Marine Corps, as Ricky lived his life by the creed first one in, last one out.
He is survived by his parents, Rick and Patti, sister Victoria (Katie), his wife Christina Nagle Richardson, grandmother Lorraine Enos (Parsonsfield), grandfather Robert Richardson (Limerick), grandmother Linda Eaton (Oroville, WA), as well as countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his grandfather Stephen Enos, formerly of Parsonsfield.