Richard York

Richard "Buddy" York Jr.

Monday, January 9th, 1933 - Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
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Obituary

Farmington- Richard “Buddy” York, Jr., 86, a resident of Jay, passed away Thursday, January 2nd at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. He was born January 9, 1933, in Wilton, one of 4 children born to Richard York, Sr. and Helen (Buchanan) York. Buddy’s youth was spent on Walker Hill in Wilton and he enjoyed relating all the great memories to any listening ear, especially grandchildren. He was a Boy Scout and enjoyed fishing and hunting, bagging his first deer at 16 years old, a 240 pound buck, in 1949. Buddy graduated from Wilton Academy, class of 1951, then went to work at Norwock Shoe in North Jay. In 1953, he was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean Conflict. When he was discharged he returned to Norwock Shoe until 1966 when he went to work at International Paper as a wrapper operator. He retired from IP in August of 1996 after 30 years. On October 15, 1989, he married Beverly D. Gauthier in Auburn. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Helen York, a sister Maxine Swett, a brother Ronald, the mother of his children, Louise York, a step-daughter, Debra Laplante, and father and mother-in-law, Delmont and Eleanor Davenport . He is survived by his wife Beverly D. York of Jay, a blended family of his 4 children, Greg (Wanda), Dennis (Linda), Debra (Pat) and Jeffrey (Alycia) and 4 step children, Ronald (Kathy), Raymond (Angie), Tracy (Andy) and Heidi (Neal), his sister, Noreen Cummings, brother-in-law, Durwood Swett, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, former coworkers and friends. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

York Jr. - Richard “Buddy”, 86, of Jay, passed away January 2, 2020, in Farmington, Maine. Funeral services with full military honors will be held 10AM, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Visitation will be held 4-7 PM Friday, January 17th at the funeral home. Interment in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery, Route 2, Wilton, Maine. The family has designated Tunnel to Towers Foundation for memorial contributions: Tunnel to Towers, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Finley Funeral Home
    Address
    15 Church Street
    LIVERMORE FALLS, ME 04254
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Finley Funeral Home
    Address
    15 Church Street
    LIVERMORE FALLS, ME 04254
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  • Interment

    Location
    Lakeview Cemetery - Wilton
    Address
    Route 2
    WILTON, ME 04294
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    Interment in the spring

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Elva Swett

Posted at 06:45pm
With heartfelt condolences, Buddy will be truly missed by our family Love Durwood, Dave & Elva Swett
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Durwood, David & Elva Swett

Posted at 05:40pm
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Marilyn, Don and Diane Gautier

Posted at 10:15am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our love and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Jeanette

Posted at 09:18am
Sending prayers and healing strength to all. I lived with uncle Buddy & aunt Louise many, many years ago. Uncle Buddy was truly a beautiful caring soul. Always found time to help where he could, treated all the same. Gave my son his first hair cut, got up at night to comfort crying babies, his love was never ending. He will always have a special place in my heart as well as Sheila's. He will truly be missed. Rip uncle Buddy. ❤️
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Marc Richard

Posted at 08:26am
Condolences on the passing of your dad. Many great memories of camping, fishing and hunting with Buddy, Dennis, Greg & Jeff.
Marc Richard
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