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Richard Austin Nolon Sr.
Feb. 3, 1938 - Feb. 22, 2014
Richard Austin Nolon Sr., 76, of Boothbay, passed away at home on Feb. 22. He was born to the late Emma Campbell-Munsey on Feb. 3, 1938 in Boothbay.
Richard grew up in Boothbay and attended Boothbay schools. When he was 17 years old, he joined the Navy and served for 20 years, being stationed in California, Florida, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Greece, Italy, and Vietnam. In 1967 he married his sweetheart, Mary Gross; they raised a family in Boothbay and were married for 46 years. After retiring from the Navy in 1973, he spent several years as a lobsterman before accepting a position at Bath Iron Works, where he worked for 20 years before retiring in 1998.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, reading, and meeting his friends for breakfast, and he never missed his beloved Boston Red Sox or New England Patriots.
He was an animal lover and brought home several surprise puppies over the years.
He was a member of VFW Post #3475 where he served as Commander for several terms.
He is predeceased by his mother, Emma Campbell-Munsey; and several aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary; sons, Robert Nolon and Richard Nolon Jr.; daughter, Julie Nolon; grandchildren, Daniel, Heather, Robbie, Rebecca, and Erin; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Lorance "Ted" Thomas, and John Thomas; sister, Jane Brewer; aunt, Janet Campbell; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to gather at Simmons, Harrington & Hall, Rt. 27, Boothbay from 6-8 p.m., Wed., March 5. A funeral service at the same location will follow at 1 p.m., Thurs., March 6 with the interment at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Rt. 96, Boothbay.
Should friends choose, contributions in Richard's memory may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Simmons, Harrington & Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay is caring for the family.