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In Memory of

Richard E. Nason

August 6, 1929 - January 28, 2018

Obituary


AUBURN: Richard E. Nason, 88, of Minot passed away peacefully on Sunday January 28, 2018 at the Hospice House in Auburn with his loving family at his side following a short illness. He was born in Auburn on August 6, 1929 a son of the late John and Gladys (Parker) Nason. He grew up in the Auburn area and attended local schools. He was a graduate of Edward Little High School, class of 1948. After high school, Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged in...

AUBURN: Richard E. Nason, 88, of Minot passed away peacefully on Sunday January 28, 2018 at the Hospice House in Auburn with his loving family at his side following a short illness. He was born in Auburn on August 6, 1929 a son of the late John and Gladys (Parker) Nason. He grew up in the Auburn area and attended local schools. He was a graduate of Edward Little High School, class of 1948. After high school, Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was discharged in March of 1953. When he returned home to Maine from his service in the military, he worked for many years for New England Telephone at the central office as an equipment installer and technician until his retirement in 1989. Richard was a past member of the Minot Moonshiners Snowmobile Club, the New England Telephone Pioneers and the New England Chapter of the Model-T Club of America. He will always be remembered for his love of hunting, snowmobiling, working around the house, cruising around in his Model-T and occasionally indulging in ice cream and Kentucky Fried Chicken. He will also be remembered for the passion he had for his family. Though never married or having children of his own, his extended family was very important to him. Whether it was being involved in extracurricular activities, giving advice or just helping them out in need, he was there and they were very grateful to have him in their lives. He will be deeply missed. Richard is survived by his sister and three brothers; Arlene Johnson of Poland, John Nason , Jr. of Minot, Robert Nason of Auburn and Donald Nason of Auburn. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three siblings; Albert Nason, Barbara Leighton and Harold Nason. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all of the nurses, doctors and staff on T-3 at CMMC, First Light Home Care and the Hospice House in Auburn for their compassionate care and devotion showed to Richard during his time of need. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingroupauburn.com Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Wednesday January 31, 2018 from 1-3pm followed by a Celebration of Life service at 3pm also at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be held in the spring at Oak Hill Cemetery in Auburn. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in Richard's memory to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.