Obituary of Richard H. Fernald
Brewer – Richard H. Fernald, Sr., 92, husband of the late Denise L. (Deveau) Fernald, died April 8, 2022 in Bangor after a brief illness. He was born April 6, 1930 in Winterport, the son of Fredrick and Anna (Downes) Fernald. Richard was a longtime resident of Brewer and worked for many years for A & P Supermarkets and later was self-employed as a paint and wall-papering contractor. Richard and Denise were communicants of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Brewer and were active in the church serving as Eucharistic ministers and singing in the church choir.
Richard also sang with the Mainely Music Chorus. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, hunting, and fishing, especially fishing for lake trout and salmon at Moosehead Lake. He was also a dedicated fan of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics. Richard enjoyed time spent with his family, particularly time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Richard was predeceased by his wife of 60 years in 2016. Surviving are four children, Richard Fernald, Jr. of Bedford, MA, Alisa Tucker and her husband, Mark of Orono, Teresa Flanagan and her husband, Christopher of Murfreesboro, TN and Michele Francis and her husband, Calvin of Old Town; four grandchildren, Justin Francis and his girlfriend Brittney Fields of Old Town and Tyler Francis of Old Town, Paige and Haley Flanagan of Murfreesboro, TN; two great-grandchildren, Derek “DJ” Francis and Arianna Francis; nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by brothers, Carl and William Fernald and sister Maryanna Moran.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday, April 21, 2022 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Catholic Church, No. Main St., Brewer. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the ASPCA or the National Audubon Society. Arrangements trusted to Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. Messages and memories may be shared with his family on the tribute wall of kileyandfoley.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Fernald, please visit Tribute Store
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