“Rich was one of the good guys in federal acquisition management. It was an honor to know him and a privilege to call him a friend. I was grateful for the opportunity to host Rich to a king crab feast here in Juneau just a few months before both he and I retired. I think of our long association with fondness. My condolences to his beloved wife and family for their incalculable loss.
“I am sincerely sorry for your loss. My interactions with Rich were significant over the years and he was very respected in the contracting field. The last time I saw him was at his wonderful retirement luncheon in Washington at the Ritz Carlton. He was so happy to be returnig to Maine. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the support of friends and family and fond mememories of Rich will provide comfort in the days ahead.
“Diana, Ethan, Miranda, and Freethey Family: Not a day goes by when I don't think of fond memories of Rich and sadly miss him. He was a wonderful boss and friend! Regretfully we lost touch after his retirement from the Coast Guard--only talking or e-mailing a few times a year. He is no longer in our lives to share, but in our hearts he will always be there. He is now safely in the hands of God. I am praying for the entire Freethey family. I miss you Rich. RIP
“I want to share my thoughts of sorrow with you and hope you will only remember all the good things about Richard. I remember him from school with all good thoughts. I used to enjoy coming to the house to visit all of the family and I hope you all only remember him with good and happy thoughts. You are all in my prayers.
Christine (Nelson) Lavoie
“I am so very sorry for your family's loss. May special memories carry you through this difficult time. RIP Mr. Freethey
“Diana and family, Mel and the Freethey/Tapley families, My deepest sympathy on your loss of Richard. So enjoyed chatting with him about the "old families" of Brooklin. He was so knowledgeable and involved, a true son of Brooklin! Please remember that the beauty of a life well lived, never dies. God Bless.
“Diana, Miranda and Ethan: We are so very sorry for your loss. Rich was such a warm, wonderful person; and we remember many fun times with him at Mike Grady's gatherings in Washington and Sea Isle City. May he rest in peace. Take good care.
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BROOKLIN - Richard Whitney Freethey, 63, succumbed to esophageal cancer surrounded by his family at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital on May 6, 2014. Richard was born December 23, 1950 in Blue Hill, the son of William Robert and Frances Marian (Tapley) Freethey.He graduated as valedictorian from...Read More