Richard Coole

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Richard Alger Coole
1933 - 2017
CORNVILLE - Richard Alger Cooley, 84, passed away Sept. 30, 2017, at the hospice center at the Maine Veteran's Hospital in Augusta, where he and his family had the best care possible. He was born July 4, 1933, in Skowhegan, the son of Lester H. and Katherine (Kelley) Cooley.
He was the oldest of ten children and a very good brother to all of his siblings. He lived in California for several years, then moved back to Maine and joined the Athens American Legion where he called numbers for bingo for quite a few years. He also went to Skowhegan every week to give four or five women a ride to bingo and then take them home after.
Richard enjoyed playing bingo, cards and dominos with his brother and sisters and the big meals they cooked. He also enjoyed the Casinos. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the US Army for two years, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
He is survived by two brothers, Barry and wife Ann of York, Clayton and wife Sharon of Canaan; four sisters, Linda Armstrong of Skowhegan, Sharon Laney and Buddy Stevens of Skowhegan, Shirley Emery and husband Erwin of Madison, Charlene Vadestine of Fairfield, and special sister-in-law, Mary Ann Cooley; and the love of his life, his dog Buffy, who loved him as much as he loved her. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Lowell and Ronald; sister, Sherry Lee; and infant daughter, Pamela Jean.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at the Maine Veteran's Hospice Center for the wonderful care given to Richard during his stay there.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. at the East Ridge Cemetery in Cornville with the Reverend George Finnmemore officiating and the Madison Region honor guard followed by a gathering at the Athens Academy Legion Hall.
Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, friends
wishing may make donations
in Richard's memory to:
The Voluntary Service Hospice
VA Maine Healthcare System
1 VA Center
Augusta, ME 04330


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Published in Central Maine on Oct. 3, 2017
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