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Obituary of Diane and Jerry Rich
Diane & Jerry are joined together once again, in Heaven. Our lives on Earth are changed forever. We miss you both so much already, it still feels unreal to us.
For our mother - no more suffering, hopelessness, stress or despair; she is decorating Heaven with Christmas ornaments & Bears. She is vacuuming, ironing & reading her books, or floating in the pool, watching Gilmore Girls or baking the best cookies ever. She is beaming with her beautiful smile, with a cigarette in one hand & a Tab in the other, with her loving husband & best friend by her side. She raised 3 children but was a mother to so many many more.
For our father, no more fretting, anguish, sadness or loneliness without his love of 53 years. He is creating Excel spreadsheets, tying his own flies & fly fishing, with his rod in one hand & a beer in the other, the most patient fisherman ever, catching dinner for his love. Making friends wherever he goes, he will reign as the Horseshoe Tournament Champion and the Master of Marketing & Sales.
For us - no more hugs, laughs, breakfasts or dinners, holidays, birthdays, stories, advise or camping/fishing trips. Just wonderful memories & lots of love. That will have to be enough.
Diane Irene (Grandbois) Rich – Lewiston, Maine - January 2, 1947-December 27, 2019 Domestic Engineer
Gerald Merlin Rich, Jr. – Auburn, Maine - October 9, 1943-March 19, 2022 B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, New Mexico School of Mines
They were both raised in Maine and raised their family in Arizona. They are survived by their 3 children: Shelly (Scott Bergman), Scott & Sean (Christie); grandchildren: Lindsay (Bergman), Travis & Rylee (Rich), & Lauren (Olsen); great grandchildren: Ella & Ari (Bergman).
Diane is survived by her sister Debbie (Ronnie Stanley), brother Dick (Carol Grandbois) & sister-in-law (more of a sister) Beverly (John Haynes), niece Becky (Normandeau) & nephews Hank & Dennis (Morse), Eric (Stanley) & John (Normandeau) & many great nieces & nephews; immediately followed in death by sister Priscilla (Al Morse); preceded in death by sister Blanche (Bill Normandeau) & parents Yvonne A. (Legere) & Joseph C. Grandbois & Stepfather Pierre A. Gilbert.
Jerry is survived by his sister Beverly (John Haynes), nephew Jerry (Haynes) & nieces Laurie, Wendy & Cheryl (Haynes) & Elaine, Linda, Donna & Heidi (Young) & many great nieces & nephews; preceded in death by his wife Diane, parents Gerald M. & Imogene M. (Loubier) Rich & sister Connie (& Arthur Young) & niece Jill (Young).
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