Richard Furbush

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    - Rayce and Linda Furbush
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LEBANON, Maine ; Lt. Col. Richard D. Furbush, 87, died at home surrounded by his loving family on May 27, 2008.

He was the son of Ralph and Margaret Furbush, of Framingham Mass., and the loving husband of 65 years to Margaret (Peggy) Furbush. He was a devoted member of the Secular Franciscan Order, and a communicant of St. Mary's of Rochester and St. Anthony Monastery, Kennebunk.

Richard was a retired officer of the U.S. Air Force and a member of Flying Tigers 14th Air Force, Retired Officers Assoc., American Legion, and the Disabled American Veterans. During World War II, he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He also served in the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. During military service he was awarded many citations including: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, and China Conflict Medal.

He is survived by his loving wife and seven children, Richard Furbush, Jr. of Lebanon and his friend, Mary Elizabeth Tessicini; Ellen and Terry Lee of Lebanon, Lt. Col. Robert and Connie Furbush of New Hartford, N.Y., Kathleen and Harvey King of Lebanon, Mary and Charlie Nutter of North Berwick, Patricia and Kip Knapp of Three Rivers, Calif., John and Patricia Furbush of Bear, Del.; 15 grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Adrianna Lee, Terrence J. Lee, Mary Margaret Lee, Stacey Furbush, Robert and Samantha Furbush, Matthew King, Justin King and fiance, Stephanie Guilmette, Tyler and Jaclyn Nutter, Caileen and Capt. Dustin Gamache, Ian Richard, Tara Jean and Michaeleen Furbush, Danielle, Richard and Andrea Knapp; four great-grandchildren, Thomas and Claudia Lee, Lillian Nutter, and Brandon Furbush. He also leaves behind two brothers, Ralph and Raymond Furbush, and sister, Dorothy Hernandez

Calling hours will be held Friday, May 30, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, with a Rosary and SFO Prayers at 7:30 Friday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St Mary's Catholic Church, Lowell Street, Rochester, with Fr. Pierre Baker as celebrant.

Memorial donations in his name may be made to: The Fatima Center, 17000 State Route 30, Constable, NY 12926.

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Published in Fosters from May 29 to May 30, 2008