Richard Salmonson

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Richard Charles Salmonson
1944 - 2018
VASSALBORO - Richard Charles Salmonson, 73, passed away March 3, 2018, at his home in Vassalboro surrounded by his family. He was born June 12, 1944 in Olean, N.Y., the son of Carl Arnold and Rita Lucille (Gerringer) Salmonson.
He graduated from Allegany-Limestone High School in 1962. On June 15, 1978, he married Patricia Foshay in Fairfield. He was a veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 20 years until his honorable discharge. He was employed by the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office, and the Allegany Public Schools, and volunteered at the Waterville Fire Department.
Richard was a member of the Center Vassalboro Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, woodworking, and spending time with family.
Richard is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia (Foshay) Salmonson of Vassalboro; three daughters, Karen Gordon of Virginia, Christina McGahey and husband Randy of Lyman, Dianna Lee Garnett of Woolwich; three stepdaughters, Ruth Blaschke and husband Rick of Clinton, Lisa Colfer and husband Todd of Chelsea, Kim Wood and husband Kevin of Oakland, two stepsons, Phillip Nadeau of Waterville, William Rancourt of Winslow; brother, Robert Salmonson and wife Barb of Allegany, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Anita Cole and husband Richard of Oakland; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Rita Salmonson; sister, Elsie Schultz; granddaughter, Britney LaBrie.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Center Vassalboro Baptist Church, 1 Crowell Hill Rd., Vassalboro, with Frank Byron officiating. 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 Center Vassalboro
Baptist Church
365 Lyons Rd.
Sidney, ME 04330


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445 Waterville Road
Skowhegan, ME 04976
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Published in Central Maine on Mar. 8, 2018
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