Richard R. "Dick" Roberge
1952 - 2019
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SPRINGVALE - Richard R. "Dick" Roberge, 67, of Springvale, died at his home on Sunday, July 14, 2019. 

Dick was born in Rochester, N.H. on May 24, 1952 to Marcel and Jeanne d'Arc (Couture) Roberge. He grew up in Portsmouth, N.H. where he attended local schools. Following his schooling he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served the country for four years and was a proud Vietnam veteran. Following his enlistment he attended the University of New Hampshire before working as a lobsterman for several years.  He went on to take a position at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where he was employed for many years before his retirement in 2008. 

Dick was a avid fisherman and enjoyed catching brook trout and saltwater fishing in his boat. He also enjoyed hunting and going for rides on his Harley Davidson. He had been active in local bowling leagues and in 1986 he was house champion for the All Star Lanes in Sanford. He also loved to attend all of the Sanford High School home football games and cheer on the team. Dick had been a very loving and devoted father and had been very involved in his children's activities when they were young.  He volunteered for many years coaching boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball and was presented with the Ballenger award in 1989 for his service to the Sanford Little League.  He also spent a lot of time babysitting his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. In his later years he had developed a very close bond with his grandson Zachary.  

Dick was predeceased by his son, Richard Robert Roberge II; and by his brother, Wayne Roberge. 

Surviving are two children, Jessica Gervais and her husband, Shawn of Livermore Falls and Nathan Roberge and his wife, Evelyn of Sanford; seven grandchildren, Cody Roberge, Zachary Noble, Spencer Noble, Garrett Noble, Mason Gervais, Gabriel Roberge and Mia Roberge; a great-granddaughter, Alexandria Roberge; his spouse, Cora Main Roberge of Sanford; three siblings, Normand Roberge of Oregon, Dale Castellez of New Hampshire and Sheila Cook of New Hampshire; and many nieces and nephews. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 5 at the Carll-Heald & Black Funeral Home located at 580 Main Street in Springvale. Interment will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Sanford.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. 

To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider sending a memorial contribution to the

Disabled American Veterans

P.O. Box 14301

Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301

or online at www.dav.org 

 

L;Funeral Heald Black


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Published in Journal Tribune on Jul. 31, 2019.
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August 2, 2019
I have great memories of our two summer seasons lobstering together and building "old style" wooden lobster traps during the winter ...get togethers with Dick and Cora at Sizzler Steakhouse were always fun and Trucia and Dickie were great playmates. Dick was an intelligent guy and I respected him greatly for overcoming some demons left over from Vietnam. Good friend and neighbor on Gates St! Thinking of you Cora and sharing your sadness. David Goodwillie
David Goodwillie
July 31, 2019
You are missed something terribly Daddy. Thank you for watching out for my Garrett. I know you were up there guiding him to safety, and saving his life.
Love always, your Jessie
Jessica
July 31, 2019
My daddy and little Dickie ❤Reunited again forever
Jessica
July 31, 2019
Thank you very much Bill! ❤Our family appreciates it
Jessica
July 31, 2019
So sorry to hear about Richard my condolences to the Roberge family. I knew Dick from the south end and the Navy Yard.
Bill Gladhill
July 31, 2019
Bill Gladhill
July 31, 2019
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
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