Richard C. Kniffin

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Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport - Newport
117 Main Street
Newport, ME

Richard C. Kniffin 1948 - 2018 CORINNA - Richard C. Kniffin, 70, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 26, 2018. He was with family, friends and coworkers at the time. He was born on Sept. 20, 1948 in Hartland, the son of Chester and Eleanor (Allen) Kniffin. Richard grew up in Hartland and graduated from Hartland Academy. He had been employed for 18 years at Banton Brothers Mill, at Condon Electric and retired from Lucas Tree Company. Following his retirement he returned to work at Somatex in Detroit. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tending to his gardens. He did all three exceptionally well with the focus and passion he put in to them as he did with all aspects of his life. Richard is survived by his three children, Chris Kniffin, Andrea Kniffin Amara and Karen Kniffin; along with his cherished grandchildren, Taylor, Alyssa, Natalie, Alec, Rozlyn, Khari, and Jayden. He raised his children in Newport and they were his proudest achievements in his life, always making sure they were taken care of. He worked very hard to provide for them. He leaves behind many lasting memories of a kind, generous and helpful soul who had the love and passion for anything he did. Richard was predeceased by his parents; and a brother, Roger Kniffin.A celebration to honor Richard's memory will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Millennium Event Center, 416 Oxbow Road, Palmyra. Cremation arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at

Published in Central Maine on Nov. 28, 2018
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