Richard Korhonen

Richard J. Korhonen

Sunday, July 8th, 1945 - Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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Lewiston – Richard J. Korhonen, 73, a resident of Livermore Falls, passed away, Sunday, April 21st at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born July 8, 1945 in Livermore Falls, Maine, the son of Amos and Jean (Fournier) Korhonen. He was a graduate of Livermore Falls High School. Richard served in the United States Navy from 1966-1968. On June 26, 1971 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Jay he married Gloria Nichols of Livermore Falls. Gloria was ill for 2 years before her passing in 2006, and Richard took care of her. Richard worked for International Paper Company at the Otis and Androscoggin Mills in Jay and retired in 2004. He also spent many years at Livermore Falls Roller Skating Rink and at The King Family Cook House. He was a member of the VFW, NAFTA Camping, The Pine Tree Camping Club # 33 and a member of the quarter century club at International Paper Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, 4 wheeling, socializing and spending time with his family. He was very involved with the Tri Town Ministerial Food Cupboard. He was awaiting the birth of his soon to be born great grandson.
He is survived by daughter Michelle Lyons and her husband Kevin and his son Michael Korhonen both of Livermore Falls, his granddaughter Meeghan Bonito and her companion Kyle Finley, his brother in laws; Vern McDonald of Wilton and Paul Adam of Smithfield, his sister in law Betty Nichols of Livermore Falls. He was predeceased by his wife, his parents, his brother Ronald Korhonen and his sister Evelyn Pease.

Richard J. Korhonen, 73, of Livermore Falls, Maine. Funeral services with full military honors will be held 11AM, Friday, April 26th at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Visiting hours will be 4-7PM, Thursday, April 25th at the funeral home. Interment Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 218 Haines Corner Road, Livermore Falls, Maine. Contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to The Make-A-Wish Foundation, 87 Elm Street, Camden, Maine 04843
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Finley Funeral Home
    15 Church Street
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  • Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Finley Funeral Home
    15 Church Street
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  • Interment

    Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    218 Haines Corner Road
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Denise and Francis Matteson

Posted at 03:44pm
We send our heartfelt condolences to the Korhonen family at this time of loss. Richard was a very kind gentleman and we have many fond memories of him. He will not be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Andy Gerrier

Posted at 04:50pm
Richard and I met in the early to mid 60's when we had a camp at Roxbury pond and Amos had one also. Richard ,Ronnie ,and Amos and I became friends, after I left for the service we all lost track of each other.Later in life about 24 years ago when I moved to Livermore Falls I met him again,our friendship was re-newed,RIP old friend.Andy Gerrier .

Ronnie Thompson Crain

Posted at 02:46pm
Oh guys-what can I say? I am so very sorry for your loss. You all know what a huge help he was for Bill and I for so many years. My heart is sad and you have my heartfelt sympathy. Barry, Darius and Edwin also send their sympathies. If you need me for anything. please email me at

Jim and Renee Wood

Posted at 01:29pm
Please accept our condolences on Richard's passing. We enjoyed his company at Pine Tree Campground and will remember him fondly. With sympathy, Jim and Renee

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