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  • "Dick was a wonderful, funny, caring colleague at Woodside. ..."
    - Lois Whitman
  • "I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dick for many..."
    - Patrice Walker Berk
  • "Dear Natalie, Your husband lived next door to my brother,..."
    - Nancy Gehman
  • "Dear Natalie and family, From another TWA friend. Dick was..."
    - Terry Philbrick
  • "So sorry for your loss. I also worked with Dick at TWA in..."
    - Maria Tomasello-Leonard

RICHARD R. LEMIEUX JUNE 6, 1936 - MAY 1, 2014 Richard Robert Lemieux, 77, passed into the mysteries of death May first in Santa Fe, NM after an 8-year struggle with Parkinson's Disease. A native of Ipswich, MA, he was born June 6, 1936, the son of the late Emma Richard Lemieux and the late Arthur Jacques Lemieux. After high school he spent four years in the U.S. Navy as a radio man on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Tarawa. Returning home, he married Cynthia Sklarz, late of Ipswich. In 1998 he married Natalie Gundrey Delvaille in Reading, MA. He was the father of Michele Lemieux of Salisbury, NH and Derek Lemieux of Brattleboro, VT; and step-father of Christopher Delvaille of Colorado Springs, CO. Richard had 6 grandchildren; Tiffany Lemieux, of Lynn, MA, Evangeline & Naomi Lemieux of Hilo, Hawaii, and Ashleigh, Ariella, and Aaron Delvaille of Colorado Springs, CO. His sisters and brothers include Claire Plouff of Littleton, CO, Paul Lemieux and Rene Costoplus of Ipswich, MA, and the late Beatrice LaRochelle. Richard excelled in sports as a young man; captain of his high school baseball team, coach of the Ipswich girls' softball team, and a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox. In Santa Fe, he was a member of Red Sox Nation; a well-known volunteer at the Santa Fe Farmers' Market; and an active member of the Church of Antioch. He had an avid interest in horseback riding, especially at the Broken Saddle Riding Company in Cerrillos, NM. When his illness prevented him from riding, he greeted guests there with his typical humor and cordiality. Deepest thanks go to the many people who cared so ably and sympathetically for Richard at the Kingston Residence in Santa Fe, and to the knowledgeable and compassionate participants in the Ambercare hospice program. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 8 at 10:30am at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, 107 W. Barcelona Rd, Santa Fe, with the service to be presided over by Archbishop Emeritus Richard Gundrey of the Church of Antioch, Santa Fe. Richard's remains will be interred at 2:15pm at the U.S. National Military Cemetery in Santa Fe, followed by an afternoon open house at Richard and Natalie's home. (Maps will be provided.) Flowers are welcome as are donations in Richard's honor, to the following: Food for the Poor, Inc. 550 SW 12th Ave, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; or to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, Inc., PO Box 96262, Washington, DC 20090-6262. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations, 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505, Phone: (505) 989-7032, Fax: (505) 820-0435,


Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on May 6, 2014
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