Richard "Dick" Longley
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1922 - 2017
EMBDEN - Richard "Dick" Longley, 94, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, at his home in Embden.
He was born on July 15, 1922, in Anson, to John and Goldie Longley. He graduated from Madison High School in 1940.
In 1943, Dick enlisted in the United States Navy, serving on the USS Hamilton and USS Williamsburg as a second class sonarman. Dick was proud to serve his country.
He married the love of his life Cora Calway on October 26, 1943, in Havervill, Mass. They shared 72 wonderful years together.
Dick was a state of Maine game warden for over 20 years. In 2016, he received the 2015 Legendary Game Warden Award. After his retirement with the warden service, he worked at the Anson Stick Mill.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was an excellent shot and won many trophies to the dismay of his opponents. He reloaded his own ammunition for many years.
He looked forward to watching his favorite teams, the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Dick's happiest memories were made with Cora at their camp on Moxie Pond.
Dick leaves behind a son, Dan Longley and his wife Janet, of Embden; his two daughters, Linda Hayden and her husband Jim, of Madison; and Holly Cianchette, of Florida; a daughter-in-law, Nadine Longley, of Salem, Mass.; three sisters, Dorothy Fleming, of Illinois; Patricia Leblanc and her husband Robert, of Jay; and Donna Longley, of Millinocket; two brothers-in-law, Donald Hendsbee, of East Millinocket; and Lester Smith and his wife Gail, of Lexington; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Dick was predeceased by his parents; and his loving wife, Cora; his beloved son, John R. Longley; two sisters, Beth Longley and Gloria Hendsbee; a brother-in-law, Robert Fleming; a grandson, Thadius Longley; a great-grandson, Ryan Consolazio; and his best friend, Henry Merrill.
There will be a graveside service for Dick at Pierce Cemetery in Solon at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Giberson Funeral Home, 40 Maple St., Madison.
Giberson Funeral Home
40 Maple Street
Madison, ME 04950
Published in Central Maine on Mar. 20, 2017